February Speed-paint Landscape Challenge!February Speed-paint Landscape Challenge!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: CHALLENGE STARTS TODAY!
Post finished works in the comments and it will be posted in this journal
With the success of the December challenge and being able to see the progress of the artists who contributed, it was definitely an incredible experience. So again I will be going to be doing another challenge, this time with the help of other artists. This months theme is Landscapes!
This is an area i am weak in and i would love to do this challenge with others who are looking to improve this part of their craft as well.
The way it works is there will be a photo designated for every other day. There is a two hour time limit with each piece, and my advice would be to use all of this time wisely. There will be two critiquing sessions one around the 15th, and the other at the end of the month so using all the time allotted would be to your benefit.
Only rule: NO TRACING!!!! We will tear you a new one in the critique so DONT DO IT!! We
Worldbuilding: Environments and Social StructuresAre you ready to build a world? Good!Worldbuilding: Environments and Social Structures1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Magic Gateway, by jerry8448. This is what we want to do with worldbuilding.
Worldbuilding is a complex process, because it is essentially creating the base of a different reality from our own. An author must pull together all the elements of a 'world', and capture that in text. This applies in any genre of writing. Even non-fiction has aspects of worldbuilding because it has setting and world details the same as fiction. In any genre, if the world is flat, the story will be flat and one of the best ways to build a fictional world is to know about one's own. Stories and readers both require an interesting and engaging place to go to, and our world, as well as any imagined one, can provide this! Because our world is the base of most human experiences, it is a great place to understand for both personal and writing reasons. If the author understands the sett
Poetic Meter: A Complete Reference ManualPoetic Meter: A Complete Reference ManualPoetic Meter: A Complete Reference Manual1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Earlier in the week Beccalicious posted an A-Z of Poetry Forms which received a great response from the community. This time around, we're bringing you a comprehensive list of meter. Even later in the week, LaBruyere will be bringing you a guide on how to make your fixed form poetry a reality. This article is a (complete as can be) reference for reliable patterns of poetic meter with a widely-accepted method of scansion used to define them. This article is intended for those who have somewhat of a grasp on what fixed form is! So before we dive into the article know what you're in for (lots of terminology and patterns). Here are some terms and symbols you should be aware of:
Caesura - A complete pause within a line of poetry, sometimes provoked by a mark of punctuation.
How to Plot Like a GrimIn ten simple steps, you too can plot like a Grim.How to Plot Like a Grim1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. Get an idea
This can be a brief snippet of dialogue. Or an ending that just seems perfect. Sometimes it's just the concept of what I'd like to see a character go through. I write that down. Usually it doesn't see the cold light of day for at least a couple months, but when I've thought about it long enough and can't seem to get the idea out of my head, that's when I sit down and start plotting things out a bit.
2. Work out the basic plot
Now that I've got the idea, I need to work out the basic details. But how do I do that? Well, I write it down. Then I think about the different angles to get to that idea. I write those down. If it's dialogue, who's talking? What do they feel? Who are they talking to? If it's a snippet of a scene, who's in the scene? Why are they there? What are they doing? What's going on outside of that scene?
F.A.Q-If you have any questions that weren't already answered, this is the place to ask! :>F.A.Q2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My old account: :iconanarkeru:
Q: What tablet do you use?
A: I use a Wacom Intuos Pro medium.
Previously I used a Wacom Intuos4 medium (which is highly recommended, it's as good as my current one, I just switched tablets with my sister) and a Hanvon tablet (which I do not recommend).
Q: What program do you use?
A: Paint tool Sai for all of my drawings, and Photoshop CS5 for animating.
Q: What are your brush settings?
A: For sketching, these on the brush tool:
For coloring, these on the water brush:
Q: When did you start drawing/how long have you been drawing?
A: I've been drawing since the 4th/5th grade I believe, that makes it about 8 years that I've been drawing. (as of 6th of october 2012)
Q: Do you take requests?
A: Only from friends.
Q: Do you do art trades?
How to Paint Like Alex RiesOver the last year or so, I have created a series of tutorials for PSDTuts+.How to Paint Like Alex Ries1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some of these are paid content, and a few are available for free! Here are some links for anyone interested.
Creating a Robot - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/futuristic-combat-robot/?search_index=2
Designing an Alien Floatplane - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/futuristic-extra-terrestrial-seaplane/?search_index=3
Designing Near Future Scifi Tech - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/technical-illustration-satellite/?search_index=5
Featuring Awesomeness!Hey Group..Featuring Awesomeness!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I what to thank everyone who is making this group happen. I greatly appreciate all the art that you have made available to us here on dA, and allowed this group to add to our galleries. I also appreciate those of you who show love to the artists w/ your comments and faves.
And for the purpose of showing some love to the artists.. I would like to invite the members, and even the watchers, of this group to "play a game" w/ us.
When you see a deviation, that is on display in this group, which deeply touches you.. I request that you send us a private note, using the Send a Note button on the home page of this group. Tell us the deviation that you like and why you like it. We will place your selections in a weekly feature. (btw please let us know if we may say your name in the feature as the one who's requesting the deviation, and also, lets not request our own stuff)
I hope we will receive at least four (4) such notes every week. And I hope we will all come to think of t
Short Vs. Long Winners!As part of projecteducate's Story Planning Week, we held a contest centered around better understanding the differences between a short story and a novel-length plot.Short Vs. Long Winners!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
All six entries used the starting point ('two people in a forest') in completely different ways, and you can check them out here. Beccalicious and I were quite impressed with how well everyone did overall, and we're hoping you take the results from this contest and use them to write awesome things!
We thought these entries stood out both in terms of how they expanded on thematic elements and the choice of plot itself. Of course the appeal of the plot wasn't the point here, but a plot needs to have room for expansion, and both NamelessShe and Mertus did a good job, we felt.
For your solid efforts,
The Problem With Character SheetsAlright, there are some pretty awesome character sheets out there. I don't personally use them, but I've seen others make them work. I'm not here to dispute the fact that they've got some utility, but I am here to point out one big problem with relying on a list of traits—which is generally how character sheets present these things—to define your character.The Problem With Character Sheets1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
(Note: This also applies to Mary Sue tests. 'Not a Mary Sue' just means your character isn't a perfect storm of coincidence. It has nothing to do with likeability or even believability. <insert dictator here> isn't a Mary Sue, either.)
I think this approach is, if it's the only approach you take to figuring out a character, a really bad idea.
Take a moment to think about your best friend. What's their favorite food? What are they good at, and what are things they do that make you Google good places to dump a body?
closedFrom really cool people, brought to you by AnutDrawsclosed2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Be sure to check out his tutorial series on how to draw characters from all over!!
Just because i'm not drawing stuff as much as I used to doesn't mean there isn't anything to see around here!
Be sure to keep watching for more features, giveaways and much more- and be sure to support all the artists that make this possible.
Fave if you like the selection!
Now for the giveaway part:
I'm giving away 50 points to a lucky winner on 5
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanHumans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
On March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a Google Driverless Car. The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, insta
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Hate Mary Sues? Don't we all!With the creation of several self-publishing websites such as Lulu and the general standard of what is deemed to be publishable declining, every thirteen year old girl and her pet goldfish believe they have what it takes to be the next big author. In an attempt to churn out a book series of six-hundred pages in one weekend, many juvenile wannabe authors neglect the very building blocks of their fiction: the characters.Hate Mary Sues? Don't we all!5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Most of us have heard the terms Mary Sue and Gary Stu before heck, they may have been aimed at us before but how many of us actually know the definition of a Mary Sue? We simply believe that a Mary Sue/Gary Stu is a badly-developed character, but are we aware of what defines a Mary Sue? From my personal experience, a Mary Sue/Gary Stu is a character who:
Has barely any [exploitable] flaws.
Is virtually perfect. (These two are pretty obvious)
Often serves as a sel
The Paintings are BreathingVisiting *MichelVictor’s deviantART gallery is like a trip to the local movie theatres. Only you never actually enter screening the rooms. You remain mesmerized outside in the lobby by the amazing movie posters – his flash art animations that billow, roll and flow, living, breathing paintings with their own soundtracks created by the artist.The Paintings are Breathing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thu Dec 21, 2011, 9:59 PM
Visiting MichelVictor's deviantART gallery is like a trip to the local movie theatres.
Only you never actually enter screening the rooms. You remain mesmerized outside in the lobby by the amazing movie
posters – his flash art animations that billow, roll and flow, living, breathing paintings with their own soundtracks
created by the artist.
DAMN TAGGSODIO LOS TAGGS!!DAMN TAGGS7 months ago in Personal More Like This
A este me taggeo Segneo hace un tiempo (esta te la guardo ¬¬)
1.- Debes publicar estas reglas (Eso hago..)
2.- Cada persona debe compartir 10 cosas acerca de ellos mismos. (yuju..(?))
3.- Contesta las 10 preguntas, luego, inventa otras 10 preguntas para la gente que sera taggeada. (y si no quiero? D: )
4.- Escoge a 10 personas y coloca sus iconos. (NO)
5.- Informarles que fueron taggeados. (Se darán cuenta con lo de las menciones... aun así NO x'D )
6.- No puedes regresar el tag. (Lastima)
10 Cosas de mi:
1. NO SOY NADA FEMEINA. Ok soy mujer, pero eso no significa que me guste tener que cuidar mi cabello (pero por dios, si ni siquiera se cogerme una cola x'DDD) o pasar horas pintandome frente al espejo (a lo máximo que llego es a usar sombra de ojos y un poco de colorete, y eso solo en casos especiales
The Weller by Adam J WhitlatchI was messaged a few days ago about this on my deviant art, but It had been a long time since I had logged on and checked anything, So by the time I did get the message 3 or so weeks had already gone by.The Weller by Adam J Whitlatch1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The message was to use one of pieces "Desert Punk" as the front cover for a book, To me this was kind of a big deal and I got a little excited so, I replied asap, but since so much time had gone by I thought it might be to late.
That was until I got another message this time on my Tumblr account, I instantly e-mailed them back and got a swift reply then after 1 or 2 more e-mails BAMMM there it is
Im a little bit happy
KILL SOPA!You all know SOPA? You know the bill that tries to make the computer "safe" by removing our rights by copyrighting bullcrap and other stuff that we'll get in trouble for. Well it's back again risen from the grave and we have until September 21st to make sure this things heads back into the ground and stay there.KILL SOPA!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the link to save our internet.
Fave this journal and whatever you do. Make sure you sign this bill unless you love being in jail. Also if this makes it. Then consider all of your OCs gone cause they will remove them. SO SIGN IT!!!!
I wish I could but im no US resident, please stop this craze. Only 40k to go as of now! (the moment I created this journal) KILL SOPA ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!
The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.Concept art is getting bigger and bigger. More people know what it is nowadays, it gets shown in the media more often and more books get released. This automatically results into more people wanting to become concept artists. So many artschools are now creating special courses all towards game art or concept art. (Game art can also include UI design, 3D modeling etc.).The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yet it is a fairly new thing to most people and the idea of "becoming a concept artist" has grown rapidly over such a short time that a lot of people who are new to it seem to get a lot of misguide info. I am going to try to list this misguided info and direct you to the correct info.
(Again I would always advise you to do your own research and form your own knowledge and not just simply agree with what you read online, not from anyone, not from me. Even though i'm right .. ofcourse. *wink *wink )
stop making excuses!i heard many people tell me that they want to make comics, they want to write them they want to draw them... but when i ask them why they don't have samples ready, it is always a barrage of excuses.stop making excuses!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.
this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november. i don't usually promote stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!
so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a
*EDITEDAGAIN* *EDITED* PIXEL IDs??? GET!!!HOLY BAWLZ*EDITEDAGAIN* *EDITED* PIXEL IDs??? GET!!!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
the pixel ID thing is catching on, i had no idea that a small joint ID that me, :iconendling: (although he's yet to post his, he's a busy man ), :iconvert-is-ninja: and :iconfayrenpickpocket: would, like, make people wanna do their own!!!!
THIS IS EXCITING AND FUN AND AWESOME AND THIS IS WHAT DA IS ALL ABOUT
MAKE MORE, PEOPLE!!! i was ORIGINALLY going to get the crew that started this and arrange it all up into a character select screen, but so many people are adding their own awesome entries that i have to rethink this shit to make room for ALL THE NEW CHALLENGERS
CHRIST this is making me so happy, hahaha.
so like. IF YOU WANNA MAKE ONE, THEN BY ALL MEANS MAKE ONE. we have a list that we want to GROW AND RISE AND ENGORGE (alex im thinking of you)
the font that i used is called 'arcadepix', and you can download it here: http://www.dafont.com/search.php?psize=m&q=arcadepix
NEW CHALLENGERS, GET???!?!?!??!!??!??!!one!11!1eleven!11!1onetwothreefour
no really GO MAKE
Mentorships!Several people have asked, so I've been playing around with the idea of offering a mentorship program. This idea is still in the very early stages of development, so I don't have any concrete information regarding price or length, but you can read more about it on my blog. Right now I'm just trying to gauge interest and get ideas from potential students as to what they would like to see. Thanks!Mentorships!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArt1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
A lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.
▲ ANATOMY tutorials
▲ COLOR tutorials
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak