Journal updated, with my scanning technique=======Journal updated, with my scanning technique1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've got so many questions about how I scan my traditional artworks, I also wanted to try out my deviantart Sta.sh storage, so I've uploaded some scanned files and put them on this journal.
Here's my method.
: I use HP G4050 scanner
: My current working OS is Windows 7, but I always use Windows XP to scan my artworks
: I always put 2 bluish-tint transparent films under my pictures when scanning. [You can buy transparent film at stationery stores.]
: Then adjust colors with photoshop, I always set contrast to [+12] or [+14] and I always use legacy contrast.
: I also adjust sharpness sometimes.
[filter>sharpen>unsharp mask> and adjust radius to : +1 pixels.
: Remove all eraser dust using clone stamp tool and it's done.
Someone might wonder why don't I use windows 7 for scanning, why do I have to put 2 transparent films underneath, and why they have to be bluish tint, I have uploaded some sample images for you to compare.
PE. 50 Ways to get inspiredHere are 50 ways to get inspired in many ways!PE. 50 Ways to get inspired1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There are soo many ways to get inspired to draw such beautiful drawings no matter your level. Every picture mostly starts with an idea and an inspiration. But for those who still want to learn more ways to get inspired here are 50 ways presented to you NOW!
Get inspired by Love
Get inspired by Colors of the rainbow
Get inspired by your favorite artists
Get inspired by watching your favorite shows
Get inspired by your dreams
Get inspired by the foods you eat
Get inspired by watching someone paint
Get inspired by Fairytales
Get inspired by History
Get inspired by looking at a pencil
Get inspired by exercising
Get inspired by your animals
Get inspired by different technique to discover your own
Get inspired at school depending on the subject or event
Get inspired at college depending on the subject or event
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
PE: Developing characters, stories and mangaHi everyone! How's your day going? Yesterday I shared with you the background tutorials that I considered to be useful to your development as artists and today I'd like to show you a few tutorials that have helped me greatly to develop my characters, stories and storytelling skills thus leading to better results while creating a manga comic. I hope these will encourage you to keep working on your mangas or to give it a shot if you have never tried before! Drawing manga can be a very demanding and sometimes frustrating task, but it's also a very rewarding and nourishing experience that you shouldn't miss out on! Do your best!PE: Developing characters, stories and manga1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
CHARACTER DESIGNS & DEVELOPMENT
A/M Manga AnatomyHello again. : DA/M Manga Anatomy1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Usually 'anatomy' isn´t a topic for the 'Anime & Manga' Lesson in DArtschool because we got an extra lesson for it. o3o
That´s why this feature looks somewhat short cutted. xD But they helped me to improve. They deserve to get more attention.
Tutorial by Naschi
Tutorials by Qinni & shingworks
Appreciation and some advice for beginnersI have had this journal in mind for quite a long time, thinking I will find a time to write it down after I find a job (so that I can give 'advice' as a professional ). I've been less active in the past weeks since I was on a probation in a game company and I thought I would make it this time, unfortunately today I was told I have to go back to job hunting again. Anyway I'm not gonna wait any longer since some of my fellow deviants have been asking for advice for a long time.Appreciation and some advice for beginners1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before I start – my apologies if some points in this journal are not clear because of language, I am not a native English speaker.
I'm not giving these advice as a professional or an elite artist (I hope I was!), just sharing my learning experience and some personal understanding of conceptual design and arts. Please ignore or correct me if I got things wrong.
Ok. Some related information about myself – I studied computing at university, in my final year I found myself really lack of interests in programming or
Advice for Commissioned ArtistsSince I started taking commissions, I've gotten a fair amount of notes and emails asking for advice on how to get into the commission world. I have typed up some information below for artists to consider if they are interested in taking on commissions.Advice for Commissioned Artists4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are unsure on how much to charge for commissions, then I highly advise you take a look at other artists who are of equal skill to you and see what their commission prices are set at. Get a few examples and take the average for the safest bet. After setting your prices, ask a few friends to look your numbers over and see if they seem reasonable. If not, ask for advice on what would be more appropriate.
*** Note: It's also important to note the currency differences for other countries.
2.) Waiting Lists
Don't do them. At least, I highly advice you don't. Your waiting list could stretch over months and often times a commissioner would rather c
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
PE: The Gate To CSSThis article was written by PizzaPotatoNBacon for projecteducate's Community Week June 3rd - June 9th. This article is written to explain the basics of Journal Skin CSS Code- however it does not contain much information on the layout and structure of journal skins. Basic knowledge of HTML is needed to understand most of the article. Does not include information on Gallery CSS. And yes, you do have to have a bit of patience when it comes to coding. If a lazy bum like me can do it, so can you.PE: The Gate To CSS1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today, I'll be talking about CSS and how it works. This article is intended for newcomers and beginners, and only explains how it works, and how it "happens". From the syntax to the basic codes, from examples to links, this article
that I had spent sleepless nights onis for you! I hope the information and explanations within this publication is easy to understand. If you h
EmoticonsEmoticons1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello deviants! Today i'd love to tell about Emoticons
Everyone love emoticons and deviantART have an Emoticon Community, with a Community Volunteer (now SparklyDest)
First of All, you can read this story about dA Emoticons :
There are some emoticon makers:
Emoticon Community has a lot of Masters, Stars and Unique Emoticonists!
Oh you're interested in making Emoticon?
There are some tutorials if you want to
Tutorial Showcase #13DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!Tutorial Showcase #131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Theme for this time is:
This first tutorial doesn't specifically teach you only one object but rather how to start with pixel art and some of the pixel art history with it as well. It is a really detailed tutorial and
How to Write an Artist's (or Author's) CommentsNearly all of us, if not every single one of us, have come across a deviation that just has a disappointing '...'. Conversely, some of us have even come across a massive wall of text.How to Write an Artist's (or Author's) Comments4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether we are the people who ask ourselves, "Is that it?", or whether we are the people who ask ourselves, "What can I say?", this guide will hopefully provide you with some insight in how to go about writing a good description for your deviations, a.k.a. your Artist's (or Author's) Comments.
IIIXII has already written a beautiful guide here. He mentions a great point and that is that your artists comments are the only thing that might motivate a reader or viewer to comment your work
How many of us want constructive comments, critiques and, most importantly, feedback on our pieces?
Thus, is it only fair that if we want something back, we have to give something as well?
A/M Manga Heads and FacesAs long we have no teacher in DArtschool for Anime and Manga to help you guys out. I will write some journals for this category in hope they help you guys! ;v;A/M Manga Heads and Faces1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Amazing Tutorials by Naschi
The Basics of Comma UsageThis guide is meant to give you, as a writer, a thorough foundation in comma usage. I won't cover every use, but I will go over a majority of them, all of which are worth knowing.The Basics of Comma Usage3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As far as this tutorial's subject matter is concerned, I feel comfortable explaining about ninety percent of what follows. However, I want this to be as accurate as possible, so I've gone to other sources online to back me up (primarily to fill in the gaps of my knowledge in terminology). I've included the links to these sources immediately below as well as in the author's description. I will refer to them throughout the tutorial by their source number (Source 1, Source 2, etc). If you wish to better your grammar even further, I particularly recommend grammarbook.com (Sources 2 and 3). Note that all the examples I give in this tutorial were not taken from the sources; they are my own.
1) grammar.ccc.comnet.edu ("Conjunctions")
Drawing Exercises (Ideas for Artists!)Latest NewsDrawing Exercises (Ideas for Artists!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm trying to get into the routine of doing studies and practicing every day. As days and days past, I realized that the same ol' way of doing things can get boring after a while. I wanted to try to make things more fun, so I thought of doing some exercises! Sadly, with all my Google searching, I found nothing. Luckily, with some inspiration of other artists and friends, I managed to get some ideas. Seeing as how hard it was to find any, I figured I'd share them in case any of you need some inspiration.
Keep in mind, these are NOT prompts! These are exercises for studies and practicing. (Though you're welcome to combine them with prompts but they were designed specifically for improving your skills.)
Drawing from Imagination (Thanks Sycra!)
1. Find a picture you wish to reference from.
2. Write notes about the image. What does it look like? Shape? Colors? Values? Whatever you want to study.
3. Hide the picture
Pimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)This is a short and simple "sorta-tutorial", because my friend :iconjsunny: asked me how to code stuff and I thought it might be useful to other people too :'DPimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
*** Note: you need a premium membership for this stuff to work! ***
These are widgets on your profile that you can put anything you want in. When you click on [Edit Page] you can choose the "Custom" option. If you have general widgets like "ID", "Fave Deviation", "Journal" etc. they do limit where you can put custom boxes, so I just got rid of them all and use primarily Custom widgets for my profile OvO)/
1. Custom background picture!!!
This is where you get to show off your personality a bit- it can be really fun trying out different background colours and pictures. There are many cute ones available on deviantArt, just search "custom box background" and you'll find them. I prefer to use more specific ones though- so you can also use photos and drawings and stuff (mine is
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeResources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welco
Digital Art: TutorialsGroupsDigital Art: Tutorials1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
:icondigitalarttutorial: :iconartistshospital: :icontutorialhouse: :iconphotoshop-tutorials: :icondivine-tutorials: :icontutorialsclub:
More helpful video tutorials found on youtube.com!
More found here: http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/tutorials/
Tutorial - How to draw handsHey guys, new week, new tutorials!Tutorial - How to draw hands2 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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May 2013 - 31 day PAINTING challenge!UPDATE:May 2013 - 31 day PAINTING challenge!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This challenge was certainly a great experience for me. I made some mistakes that cost me a lot of time, for example sometimes I spent 5 hours on a piece that turned out wrong and instead of moving on I took a new paper and tried to make new work within the remaining hour or so. During second week, I've decided to keep the scrap works a part of my challenge, even though I won't publish them they still appear as a thumb on my challenge table. It's simply not possible for me to do 7 good pieces sometimes. Also, posting every day took way too much time to keep up, so I've decided I will be publishing remaining artworks through June continuously.
What I learned during this project of mine? It gave me a better idea about how much time I spend on one piece and what amount of time I waste on post-production. I had to make a few arrangement that hopefully make me more effective today. But mostly, I've tried new subjects that I totally LOVE, mostly architecture and flow
Notes on Character DesignI received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.Notes on Character Design9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
- Be patient.
A design is something gradually arrived at. It takes time and iteration and revision. You'll throw a lot of stuff away, and you'll i
How to create good compositions!Here is this week's video! Talking about composition and colorsHow to create good compositions!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you check out the first part also if you haven't already!
A/M Different stylesHello! Do you think Anime and Manga is only one style? Then you are wrong. :'D Anime & Manga is a hard business job and each style have to match to the gender who should watch or read the Anime or Manga.A/M Different styles1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
That´s a Manga for Girls and have mostly the theme about love.
This kind of style is mostly cute.
A Manga for boys. This Mangas mostly have heros with special skills, this heros fight very often as well. (This type of manga is often read by Girls as well.)
For boys the anime style change into a strong and cool looking style.
Hentai, Yuri and Yaoi
Yuri also known as Shōjo Ai and Yaoi also known as Shōnen Ai.
This type of manga doesn´t have a special s