Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Some free programs you may find helpfulHere are some free programs that you guys might find usefulSome free programs you may find helpful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-For drawings/illustrations I recommend Painttool SAI, Adobe illustrator, CorelDRAW, Sketchbook Pro.
But InkScape is free http://inkscape.downloadasaurus.com/
-For painting, and Photo manipulation which can also be used for drawing, I suggest Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter.
GIMP is free http://www.gimp.org/
(you can also animate on GIMP, so GIF animations can be made in GIMP.
-Some 3D programs are Autodesk Maya (can get free for 3 years if you're in school), 3D max, Z-brush.
Blender is free http://www.blender.org/
-Animation programs are Adobe flash pro, Toonboom.
Pencil is free http://www.pencil-animation.org/
Doink is free and online flash animation http://www.doink.com/
-Music and sound producing programs are Magix, Pro Tools, Audacity (free but very limited) or Reason.
Fl Studio is free for only the demo which isn't a trial but you can't open a file to edit or work on it so you'll have to leave your computer on and make
Tutorial - How to draw handsHey guys, new week, new tutorials!Tutorial - How to draw hands10 months ago in Personal More Like This
In case you haven't already, go checkout CUBEBRUSH.COM and subscribe for free, lots of awesome free content on there plus an amazing community of artists
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10 Tips to Improve your ArtThis is a short summary of the – in my opinion – most important points I found all over the internet, while studying what it needs to improve your drawing and painting skills. I hope it will be helpful to many aspiring artists!10 Tips to Improve your Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Learn the basics
Perspective, composition, color theory, anatomy, lighting & shading – this may be boring, but it's very important. You have to understand the basics to have a foundation to build on.
Also start with realism. You can simplify it to comics or Manga once you have mastered the fundamentals.
2. Have the right attitude
Don't rely on talent alone. Expensive equipment or an art school won't automatically make your artworks brilliant. Don't expect anyone to teach you, but study on your own. You have to work hard to become a good artist. Don't give up, if you really want it.
3. Start early and have a plan
Start working on your art
Financial Resources Available to ArtistsFrom time to time around dA you may see your fellow deviants faced with unplanned or unforeseen financial crises write journals asking for donations. One of the great things about dA is that the majority of the collective community here is comprised of like-minded individuals and we are all greatly aware of the financial burdens that we as creatives may face from time to time.Financial Resources Available to Artists1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When the need is urgent or if your profession is being threatened because of a catastrophe, you may need more funding than what can be raised through dA. In such a circumstance, it would be in your best interest to seek out emergency funding through a grant. Please note that some of these grants cannot be funded to hobbyists, students, or self taught artists.
Emergency Funds for Artists in All Disciplines
· The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Offers lists of emergency funds for artists in a variety of
OC Design Contest (CLOSED)Hello everyone! Today is the day! I'll be announcing the Winners for the OC Design Contest!! Just to remind everyone, the 2 winning entries will be my OCs, but you will still have the credit as designers whenever I'm using them. I had a very hard time in picking the winners coz all the entries are definitely cool and outstanding in different aspects.OC Design Contest (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will still buy some entries here that I like, I'll just contact the concerned deviants for that.
Here are the results:
500, a watch from me and from other deviants who likes his design , a llama, and a half-body coloured art gift of any single character from me.
300, a watch from me and from other deviants who likes his design , a llama, and a Chest-up coloured art gift of any single character from me.
The winners will receive the prizes right after this journal is posted
Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.Necks for anatomy practice3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with ⬅ are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
Eva Contest!Edit! - New deadline extended to July 20th!Eva Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit! - Fauna and Ardin's ref sheets were added!
- Of course, you must draw Eva! (You can also draw her with someone in her family, or when she's older!)
- To join, comment "Pizza!"
- It can be traditional art, a writing, or anything else like such.
- You may use a base.
- When finished link back on here, or on my profile.
- Give all credits that's needed, please!
There will only be 3 winners! c:
1st place - 200 points, +1 pixel drawing from me, +1 fullbody and icon from Dork-Knight !
2nd place - 100 points, +1 pixel drawing and icon from me!
3rd place - 50 points, +1 icon!
!!My mother says she's going to give me money so I can get 2,000 points for this contest! uvu
So, if she does, the first place winner will get 1,000 points, 2nd will get 500, and 3rd will get 300! !!
- The main subject, Eva! -
Here is what the contest i
PAINT MY OC contestAnd the contest is finally open. This is the second contest hosted by us and this time the theme of the contest is about our original characters. This contest is for digital and traditional art only. At the end 6 WINNERS will be selected who'll get a lot of great prizes. For more info read the rest of the article. And please add this journal to your favorites, so more people will be informed about this contest. Thank you.PAINT MY OC contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
P.S. At the end we'll randomly select 10 people who faved this journal and they'll get a huge feature in our journal. And one lucky person will even get points (400 ). Good luck to all participants.
Here's a list of the prizes the winners will get at the end of the contest. There will be 6 WINNERS, that means that there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. We listed the prizes only once, because winners of the first category will get exactly the same prizes as winners of the second category (if it says that winner of 1st p
VCV aliaserI made this VCV aliaser, it'll take VCV strings that are blank (aka end with .wav=,,,,,) and alias them.VCV aliaser2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Other strings get recopied as they were.
I didn't test it that much.
FOR VBS WITH FILE NAMES IN HIRAGANA:
FOR VBS IN ROMAJI:
(probably won't work right if there's nothing separating the names of sounds but you can try)
If there are problems you are welcome to say so.
Digital painting tutorials PART_6And we at part 6 of digital painting tutorials. This one is about various subjects from painting fire, and elements in general to things like painting fabric, pearls, etc. Make sure to check the previous journals as wellDigital painting tutorials PART_61 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Strangers tutorial part1 by oioneStrangers tutorial part 2 by oionePearl, Bubble, and Gem Tutorial by SKTAF
Crystal tutorial by Azot2014Ice tutorial - Frozen Cherry by Azot2014Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypetWater Tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Fire, Stone and Water Tutorial by Black-Wing24scarypet's watery waves tutorial!! by scarypetIce tutorial by Azot2014Fire Tutorial by Azot2014
Stone Tutorial by Azot2014Boiling from inside by oioneMini rock tutorial by AomoriQuick Lightning Tutorial by Andantonius
Fur Tutorial by MinnaSundbergTutorial: Painting Sky in PS by ToySkunkVarious elements - tutorial by MinnaSundbergA VERY Basic Balloon Tutorial by cypherx
Clouds tutorial by MinnaSundbergVarious textures tutorial by MinnaSundbergEasy Water tutorial by rykyRealistic Lace Tutorial by Negshin
Tutorial 8 Beneath other skies by AquaSixioGemstone Tutorial by liigaChain Tutorial by liigaQuick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie
Leather Painting Walkthrough by nathierefraction by oioneTiny tips: Water: Reflections by RanarhTexturing and Painting Metal by Noise-Less
Know your Basics - PerspectivePerspective comes in different forms, the most obvious & basic of which is the use of the word in relation to the appearance of relative orientation in a three dimensional space. At first, it may seem irrelevant to photomanipulators, (because, hey, the photographs already are perspectively sound,) but putting more than one photograph in context requires that you learn to see what makes sense and what doesn't.Know your Basics - Perspective3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Technical Stuff
Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn:
Smaller as their distance from the observer increasesForeshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of
sight are relatively shorter than dimensions acro
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.3I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. This is part 2 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (http://www.taughtbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concenThe Three problems with how we learn art: pt.31 year ago in Personal More Like This
5 Tips: World-Building TemplateEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips: World-Building Template5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Colors: (An example would be red, white, and blue)
Symbol: (An example would be stars and stripes.)
Races: (The races that inhabit the area, whether or not theyre native.)
Government: (Feudal system, caste system, oligarchy, parliament, democracy, plutocracy?)
Religion: (Monotheism? Pantheism? Atheism?)
Resources: (What does the country export? Import? Make? Is famous for?)
Description of Major Cities: (I do this to get a feel for the areas the characters will be visiting.)
Quote: (What someone from this area would talk like, or talk about.)
History: (Everyone comes from somewhere. Peop
7 Things I've learned as a comic book artistThis is an excerpt from my blog at www.willterrell.com from July 13, 2012:7 Things I've learned as a comic book artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The other day I wrote about this being my 15th anniversary as a comic book artist and posted THESE pages from my very first comic book for San Diego Comic Con in 1997. I wanted to follow that up by taking the opportunity to talk about a few things I've learned over the years as a comic book artist. Hopefully what I've learned can be of value to you. Here is a list of 7 things I've learned in my time as an artist…
1. MISTAKES ARE WHAT EXPERIENCE LOOKS LIKE
I don't know where I heard it first, but I knew from the very beginning that you have to do a lot of bad work in order to get to the good stuff. So I made the decision early on to make my mistakes as fast as possible in order to get to the other side of experience. What I didn't know at the time, was that you can make all sorts of mistakes that you don't even know are possible. Trusting the wrong people, jumping before you look, focusing on the wrong goal
Anatomic Help Right Now!!Hola hola gentucilla!!.Anatomic Help Right Now!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A la luz de los resultados obtenidos en mi encuesta de "Qué parte del cuerpo humano os cuesta dibujar más" he estado recolectando información de diversos tomos de anatomía artística que tengo de dicha asignatura y os las paso para que os sirva de ayuda a la hora de dibujar la figura humana. Son todos libros prestigiosos y que, seguramente, conoceréis. Os pondré los links de las láminas que más interesantes me han parecido de cada parte del cuerpo y al final la biografía. Así que ahí vamos!
1. Manos: http://imageshack.us/g/28/bammes17.jpg/
2. Pies: http://imageshack.us/g/1/9822682/
3. Cabeza: http://img3.imageshack.us/g/bammes02.jpg/
4. Torso: http://imageshack.us/g/256/bammes31.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/g/1/9822723/
5. Brazos: http://img593.imageshack.us/g/bammes10.jpg/
6. Piernas: http://img829.imageshack.us/g/bammes01.jpg/
Los manuales son los siguientes:
1. Gottfried BAMMES- Der
~Cosplay Effects Reference~Makeup:~Cosplay Effects Reference~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to cover your eyebrows
Acne covering makeup
How to apply fake lashes
How to apply blush
How to apply foundation
How to apply eyeshadow
Flesh eating bacteria eff
100 POINT GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED!]This giveaway has officially ended! To see the winners, go here: http://fezcow.deviantart.com/journal/GIVEAWAY-WINNERS-358748827100 POINT GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED!]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I have a bunch of points leftover from my birthday and some very generous donaters. I don't really know what to do with them, I don't feel like buying cake badges and I don't really want to buy any prints. So I decided, why not host my first giveaway! I honestly think they sound fun, and giving away stuff makes me feel nice and boosts my self-confidence. So I'm going to to giveaway 100 points and other stuff! However, there are some rules and other info, please read them.
Your account must be more than a week old.
You must have a non-default icon.
No multiple or plz accounts.
To enter just this journal and comment below!
1st. 100 Points!
A watch, llama and 5 favs from me.
2 custom adopts fro
EYE CONTEST 500 points+original drawing EXTENDED! Edit 02.07EYE CONTEST 500 points+original drawing EXTENDED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because some people asked, I'm extending the contest a little. The new end date for this contest is now July 15
Just a few days left of the contest, guys!
Just a little reminder. There's now one month left of this contest
Please fave/share this journal, to help spread the word
Hello lovely deviants!
It's contest time!
I'm going to be holding a little contest here. It's going to last until 1. July 2014
As some of you may have realised by now; I love eyes! So, I want to spread this love, by helping you see
(pun totally intended)the light.
So what is this contest about?!
DRAWING EYES! ..or painting
Basically anything that is traditional, no photomanipulation or digital art.
I'm going to be a little more specific here. I have some eye images in my stock folder: http://acjub.deviantart.com/gallery/40451955 . I want you to use any one
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
OC CONTEST 1300 points and art!!! CLOSEDHello, sweeties!!!OC CONTEST 1300 points and art!!! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Again it’s time - time for a new CONTEST. I hope all of you will join and invite a lot of friends. Thinking about the topic I saw a picture (actually just a little sketch) of my OC Sakura. As a result I have decided for the following theme/contest.
Draw my OCs Sayuri or/and Sakura. References you can see below.
Sayuri and Sakura are best friends; however, their characters are very different.
She loves cooking and is a very friendly and nice girl. Sayuri protect other people but she isn't very strong. She has a fan as weapon.
For other people she is like a mother (nice and frank).
She is a ghost.
Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 7 ReloadI call this one a reload cause it's kind of new stuff but not really but just in case you haven't seen it here is some new and better uploads of the chacacters you know in love!Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 7 Reload3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Motion picture Tailer
A Challenge [that will help you improve drawing!]If you can spare the money, I really encourage you to try this challenge-- All it takes is $10 (or even $5 if you have coupons ;D), and a LOT of time and determination!!A Challenge [that will help you improve drawing!]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Objective: To improve your drawing/sketching skills, and to sketch faster and more effortlessly by filling a 100-page sketchbook in 4 months.
I know it seems like a big goal to accomplish to some of you, but listen: A lot of times we find ourselves worrying about drawing beautiful things every time we lay pencil on paper. Every sketch must be perfect, and every object we draw must be accurate to the very measurement and scale. You take too much time on one drawing, and you are intimidated by a fresh sheet of paper, or a new page in a sketchbook, and you worry: "Oh man, I'm going to ruin it if I keep going.." And you think.. "Next time, my drawing will be MY BEST!"
Sound like you? (I know I was like that, even last year >__>
Those few days.. I've never drawn more in my life!!!!!!! I probably spent a goo