Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:Stockers you should know2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs much as I love my school, Academy of Art University, it's not necessary to attend a special art school in order to learn about art. Because of the internet, there are plenty of resources available for those who are self-motivated and eager to learn.Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art Schools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll start with some of the cheapest resources, ending with more expensive ones:
1. Blogs, podcasts and livestreams. Most professional artists keep blogs, and these things are free treasure troves of information. The best blogs don't only show off art, they also give tips about the business of art and introduce you to new resources. Try starting with Muddy Colors, a super informative blog run by several professional painters and sculptors: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/
2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Cemetery Tears Stock 75 by LadyxBoleyn Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock Netley Abbey Photoshoot 35 by LadyxBoleyn
Art Feature: Recent SenshiStock UsesJust a small feature to show you some of the great artwork people have made recently from my stock. Please take a moment to visit these lovely artists and enjoy their pretty things!Art Feature: Recent SenshiStock Uses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let it rain by chels-pooPractice pose 2 by Katoons88AU Ezio by YazoraPink by ingunnbfantidote to everything by crespella:thumb356438366:Art Trade: Zafina by Speckled-EggThistle Flower on the prowl by krahkaFemale marauder Warhammer fan art by derpingtimmyFish Fellreed by AwepossumGuild Master by HarpyMarxTanis - Transform by evionTies by pilarouro
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Male stock with underwear on.
has a folder of pole fitness stock photos that are really stunn
Anatomy tips and starting of featuresSo lately I've been being hit with my anatomy Nazi senses going off lately. I am going to be going on about characters being created and attempts to apply anatomy to it.Anatomy tips and starting of features3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before getting into creating your own style with these anatomical traits, study the bone structure, and the skeleton. http://web.jc-schools.net/herndona/files/2010/09/05_06Figurea-L.jpg once you tried your hand at drawing bones and skeletons none stop, start then by looking at the muscle structure http://homepage.smc.edu/wissmann_paul/anatomy1/1musclesatside.jpg http://www.baileybio.com/plogger/thumbs/lrg-1058-musclefigure_front.jpg once you got that down, you shouldn't have and trouble drawing the skin over it.
One style I have a giant pet peeve about is the thin, long, and anorexic look with the usual preppy looking clothing. (no offense and I apologize to people who actually like this style or draw in this style)
This style is painful attempting anatomy right and cause us anatomy freaks to cringe (talked to other an
How to improve your skills in close-up-photographySince many people asked me how I take my pictures and why they are so "special", I would like to tell you how I manage things when I take pictures.How to improve your skills in close-up-photography3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I. Finding the location
When I go outside to take pictures of nature, I do barely have any concepts in my mind. I just go and let nature inspire me. The first important step is finding a location.It is not that difficult to find an interesting background. I personally do prefer backgrounds which are not monochrome. Many shades of light (light and dark contrasts or different colors) make your picture interesting, no matter if the final result will be monochrome or colorful in the end.I look out for locations where not many people are. Like a big meadow in front of a house or a field or forests. (Forests do have the special plus that it does almost always have different light shadings I mentioned in 2).
II. Know your possibilities!
You have found your favourite location? Great! Many people do the mistake to
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Photography Troubleshooting: FiltersThis week we bring you another issue of Photography Troubleshooting to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make use of some photography accessories. If you have a question, query or any thoughts you wish to see discussed just drop us a comment or note!Photography Troubleshooting: Filters3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The use of filters, how to pick them and examples of situations where they would be helpful...."
Hi moria330, filters are a good way of diversifying your photographic opportunities without spending a great deal of money (though, granted, many of the better quality filters can get to be relatively expensive).
In film photography, filters were used a lot more extensively then they are today thanks to the nature of the medium.
For example colour filters were used for white balance purposes on colour films that were balanced for different light types, so, you could shoot artificial light balanced film under daylight if you had a filter that corrected for it.
The Unseen Stock - May (ll)Go support these amazing artists !The Unseen Stock - May (ll)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
70ies by jlior
The Woods Stock 502 by new-horizon-stock Winter Path by 07buck Aerial Clouds 1 by JustinBHB cave 28 by chasmdeep
Stream 14 by fuguestock sparkly green and red fireworks by photogooroo
Winter Snow Path by Archangelical-Stock
Forest 129 by MASYON Waterscape Stock 02 by thereexistsonex Blow Hole 6 by Angelic-Studios Glacier 3 by veryevilmastermind
Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easyA Journal „tutorial“ aka „save time and make your dA life easier“.Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just couldn't watch my fellow deviants doing the features the most tiring and time consuming ways anymore, while there is much simpler and really fast way of dealing with big features, as big as the Journal limit allows if necessary, and I will share how. It's up to you if you wanna start using it too.
It's really nothing special, just an incredibly useful method I figured along the way, through my long featuring „career“. Also, maybe it will give motivation to more people to start making features, small or big, and help support their favorite artists, artists who deserve much more recognition and feedback, introduce unknown great artists and their art they found to others, etc.
The „tutorial“ is divided in 2 parts:
1. Featuring artwork collected though Polls/Journals made especially for that
2. Featuring artwork from your Favorites
1. Featuring ar
10 tips for visual artistsI was thinking to myself tonight, "what have I learned so far?" Whenever I start to get down in the dumps about my work/career my husband always says "what would you say to your students if they said the same thing to you?" So in today's post, I try to address a few core things I've learned so far at this point in my career. I'm writing this for my readers, but also for myself as reminders of what's really important as an artist so I myself can stay focused. It's by no means a comprehensive list, I'm sure that I could write a novel about this, but it's what I'm thinking about tonight.10 tips for visual artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you think? What would you add to this list?
1) Don't burn any bridges.
The person who stood next to you in line at the cafeteria the other day could be in a position to positively impact your career some day, and vice versa. (when I say "cafeteria", this refers to art school/college) It sounds ludicrous, but in my experience it could not be more true.
Usefull Stuffi thought i'd share some stuff that helped me draw better, aside from art schoolUsefull Stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- IDRAWGIRLS (a lot of value and fundamental stuff here): http://www.youtube.com/user/idrawgirls
- FZDSCHOOL (awesome stuff here): http://www.youtube.com/user/fzdschool?feature=results_main
- DAARKEN (does a lot of his stuff in real-time so its really easy to follow): http://www.youtube.com/user/daarken
- ART STUDENT OWL (i dont know, this made me laugh at myself so i thought id share this too ): http://fyeahartstudentowl.tumblr.com/
well i hope that helps. feel free to throw in your own suggestions if you have any
Draw my OC or me contest CLOSEDEdit: This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced real soon so keep your eyes peeled (eww don't do that that's gross) and thank you for participating!!!! YeeeeeahhhhhDraw my OC or me contest CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Concurso: dibuja a mi OC o a mi espaņol: http://bobbdapenguinn.deviantart.com/journal/Concurso-dibuja-a-mi-OC-o-a-mi-390321680
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 14 if you wish for me to extend it, just ask... And I will take it into serious consideration.
Before you read anything, these are NOT AT OCs!!!!
If you could donate prizes i would be extremely grateful! Really, anything will do, badges, points, free requests, +watches
45 points from me; BOBBDAPENGUINN
Llama from me
free drawing request (full color, shaded) from AlwaysForeverHailey
free headview or chibi drawing request from askFP
35 points from me
Llama from me
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
..::Contest::..(3500 Points in Prizes!)WINNERS ARE HERE: http://queenmandi.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Winners-383181806..::Contest::..(3500 Points in Prizes!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 8: Fourth and Fifth place has been added! More winners= more happiness goes around!!
EDIT 7: Contest is being extended until Friday, July 5th, 5PM EST. I will not be extending it anymore than, that! So please get all your entries in NOW. This is the final warning and extension I will be giving. I understand some of you still have coloring and such, so I am giving you another couple of days to work on it! But if it isn't turned in by Friday, It won't count! Thank you everyone!
EDIT 6: Contest will be over when one of my contestants finishes coloring their entry! Till then, the rest of you can still submit as much as you can, but once her entry is in, it is FINAL!
EDIT 5: Contest is nearing it's end! I just need three more entries for Soma and Mandi and it will be closed! Better hurry if you plan on joining! Because once those three are in, you have 0 chances!
EDIT 4: Winners will not be announc
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsI may or may not have linked to these folks but if I did it was a long time ago and I'm sure I've gained some new watchers by then.Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists starting out feel overwhelmed by the legal, business, and tax issues involved in starting a small business and becoming a freelance artists. Fortunately, there are organizations around the country to help those who exist under a certain income bracket.
Here is a list of organizations by state.
Each offers different services and consultations, but if you're stuck for information, these people are here to help. Even if they don't know the answer to your question, they might be able to direct you to someone who does.
Though some of the organizations are disbanded, I imagine you could ask for an updated list.
Hints and Tips 4 - Managing Your WatchesHints and TipsHints and Tips 4 - Managing Your Watches4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Managing the list of people you watch is very important. It keeps them organized and makes them easy to find. How do you manage your watches? Let me show you.
Step 1: Go to the first drop down menu next to your username
You'll be taken to this page.
As you can see, it shows the deviants and groups you watch, whether or not you've marked them as a friend and what things you are notified about from them. (Note: I personally, I prefer to mark everyone I watch [except for groups] as a friend so that they appear on the drop down menu and so that I can use dAhub's discover thingie but you don't have to. )
Step 2: Making Your Categories
In order for your watches to be organized, you have to make the lists you're going to put deviants in. Looking at the picture below, you'll see I have (the default unsorted list which you cannot remov
How to win Art-contests! (+ Caldyra winners!)Let me start by saying how incredibly happy I am with all these amazing and inspiring entries! This definitely calls for doing another such contest soon!How to win Art-contests! (+ Caldyra winners!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Most of you have really tried their best and it shows! I couldn't have asked for better or more, choosing the winners among these was already aching my brains.
This journal will show the winners and the special mentions but also a bit about how to higher your changes on winning contests (maybe good for the next one).
This was my contest for those interested:
How to win contests?!
The change on winning a contest always gets smaller based on the amount of people joining in, however this doesn't mean that your work will be diminished by the numbers.
Here is a list of tips and tricks to make sure that your work gets into the top 10 !
Triple read the contest's description. Make sure you got every detail right.
In this case it was pretty important that the Skyworm loo
SUMMER DOUBLE CONTEST - Jury, Prize-Givers wantedDOUBLE CONTEST! (Drawing & Writing)SUMMER DOUBLE CONTEST - Jury, Prize-Givers wanted1 year ago in Personal More Like This
[19/09/14] More prize-givers for the SECOND contest requested, so we can balance both contest, meaning you can't donate for the first one anymore.
Forgive my english, I'm not a native speaker
IMPORTANT!! Please send a link of your entry in the comment section or submit it in the appropriate folder to be sure that your deviation is considered in the contest!
--------->Deadline for both contest is August 25th October 11th.
Theme: Gun Gale Online
-It must be a new drawing/painting for the contest). You cannot use a deviation you did before (but nothing stops you to reuse it later).
-It must be entirely made by you. Collaboration are allowed, but you must decided
yourself how you will split the prize.
-Must be PG-rated
-You can submit as many entries as you want
CONTEST TIME! - Draw Alex! [WINNERS]Hi I want to do a Contest. Thank you so much of my +200 watchersCONTEST TIME! - Draw Alex! [WINNERS]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
She is Alex:
Things you need to know
Her left eye is a button (black button).
She loves Beige dresses and any hairstyle (because her hair is soooo long)
mechanical wings are not part of her body, however she likes to use.
Anyone can participate, so do not ask me
the drawing must be coloring ): except if your style is b /w or pencil (you can ask me )
No nudity/ yaoi-yuri scenes please.
I want to go drawings without white background (in this case I can help you as it transparent). But I'll take into account the creative backgrounds.
Photography ResourcesLots of people have had troubleshooting queries over the past few months that we've addressed through various articles you might have seen over at communityrelations. This blog is a roundup of all those resources including a few others from around dA that you might find useful. If you've got something you'd like to see included then please note us with the information. Enjoy!Photography Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dull Images on dA
Bases:heres some links to bases I useBases:3 months ago in Personal More Like This
omg wtf DA stop erasing my links
Some clothes and body parts:
Hand holding base by mspoffin:
NEW FEATURE FOR JUNE 2013NEW FEATURE FOR JUNE 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Our membership is approaching 2,7800 and our galleries contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The monthly feature is not only late but also larger than usual due to the high quality of the submissions during May and I have enough for a second feature which, will be submitted before the end of June.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 4' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources and also wallpaper.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high quality of their ar