2012 Roundup!2012 has seen projecteducate advance with the changing times here on deviantART and become an official group! That means that it has been a lot easier to bring you all the information, features, interviews and articles as part of various Project Educate weeks. So with the functions of groups at our fingertips, the articles shared are all in organised gallery folders for ease - all of which are linked in this article.2012 Roundup!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
2012 also saw the Introduction of Community Weeks headed up by members of the community. They're now running monthly and are designed for members of the community to get involved by writing articles on whatever they want - educationally. JamminJo and lintu47 are your current community week leads and the people to note if you're interested in contributing! Our calendar for
PE: Watercolour and saltWatercolour and saltPE: Watercolour and salt1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Watercolour painting provides us with fantastic possibilities to create various textures. They can be achieved in many different ways with use of many different side components and equipment - in this article, I'll focus on salt textures. It usually takes time to get a handle of it - like everything else - but the outcome is definitely worth it.
Water and pigment
The three factors that determine the effects are the amount of water, amount of pigment and amount of salt, with the two first being the harder part. The more water you use, the more time it takes for the paint to dry and the more time the salt has to work - therefore the pigment will be pushed further away and you'll get bigger, paler spots between darker pigment borders. Less water will get you smaller, star-like
Photoshop for Complete Beginners Tutorial - LayersPart two of Photoshop for Complete Beginners. I cover what layers are and how they work with some examples and a nice explanation including where all the relevant stuff is in PS. Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated. ^^Photoshop for Complete Beginners Tutorial - Layers3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some tips for digital painting~Because I am just so nice procrastinating from doing my Math IA, here's some tips! Hope it'll be useful to some people out there! (Bear in mind I'm not a pro, so yeah, this is my amateur tips I use for myself and my painting style) Right now I'm adopting a manga-realism style, so the following tips are those I have learned/picked up from other artists...Some tips for digital painting~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Depth and Color
Separate your work into foreground, mid-ground and background. The foreground should have the most saturated/bright colors and the most detail. For the background, use duller colors (choose colors closer to the gray spectrum) and have lesser details. It's good if you want it to be as detailed as the foreground, but a lack of details would create a sense of depth so that it seems like the background is really receding behind. As the objects move further and further, a lighter, duller shade of the saturated color would bring out depth. The mid-ground colors should be an in-between of the for
Brushes + Tutorials are backMy brush pack is updated and ready for download:Brushes + Tutorials are back3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I was trying to update my fur tutorial but found that I was kind of stuck... so I just brought it back the way it was haha... guess I didn't need to take it down after all. Sometimes I am silly.
How to be successful with commissions?How to be successful with commissions?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a guide for people who start with commissions, the compiled points serve as advice on how to proceed. Sometimes I was asked for tips and decided to write this. After being on deviantart and other places and making commissions for few years I have gathered quite a bit of experience.
I hope you will find this helpful and enjoyable.
To sell anything (pictures, writing, crafts...etc) you need first to be discovered and seen by potential customers. Here is how you can make that happen!
Step 1: The start - make people see you!
HOW TO BREAK INTO AMERICA'S TV ANIMATION INDUSTRYHey gang, here's a brief, but informative video on a panel held at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, regarding breaking into the American TV Animation industry in the pre -production process ( not Main or Post, to clarify ).HOW TO BREAK INTO AMERICA'S TV ANIMATION INDUSTRY5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring tips from current, working professionals at Stars/Cartoon Network/WB TV animation studio in Burbank, California : Will Feng, Lori Lane, Brianne Drouhard, Jay Olivia, Valerie Fletcher, Alan Wan, Irineo Maramba, and George Krstic.
* Special thanks to PotatoFarmGirl for the link *
What are your thoughts?
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Contest!CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone who participated! We will be going through the entries soon and begin preparing for peoples choice <3
JUST A REMINDER, THE CONTEST ENDS IN TWO DAYS!! BE SURE TO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN SOON! ^^
EDIT x 2 : Hello again! I just want to thank anyone that has commented about my last edit to this journal! I have decided to extend the contest by a few weeks! Hopefully this will give plenty of time for all our amazing members to create something for this contest <3
The new deadline for the contest will be Dec 10th at 11:59 PM (PST)
Thank you again everyone! I hope to see some more wonderful entries soon!
EDIT : Hey everyone! How is everyone's week so far? ^^
Just a friendly reminder about this contest! There is a little over a week left to enter! However, I haven't seen many entries so far...
How are all your entries going? Do you need more time!? If we were to extend the deadline another 1 - 2 weeks would
Photoshop for Beginners Tutorial - InterfaceMy god do I sound young in it. I sound weird. Dx Feel free to comment with suggestions for improvements, things you'd like to see done and whatever else you like. Made for BleachOD, Lady-Compassion and anyone else struggling with Photoshop. ^^Photoshop for Beginners Tutorial - Interface3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Traditional Art Week Summary (June 2014)Traditional Art Week Summary (June 2014)Traditional Art Week Summary (June 2014)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Oh my oh my, how time does fly! Our Traditional Art Week is now officially over, in case you missed any of our articles, here's the full list ♥
Many thanks to our hard-working contributors > SylwiaTelari, Goodnight-Melbourne, jamberry-song for their dedication!
Monday June 9th
Traditional Art Week Introduction blog by jane-beata
Tuesday June 10th
Painting with a knife by
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Road of thornsErrors are part of the road embrace them, learn from them be stronger, dont skip them. To learn how to ride a bike learn to fall first. So you can land on your feet, then try hard and faster, with no more fear to fall.Road of thorns2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I dont believe in mentors, not all mentors are qualified to teach, they can misguide you sometimes. If you have a mentor it can turn you into his clone, i had seen tons of great artists that their technique wasnt good but they were more unique and after having mentor, their style lose uniqueness. Because be honest, we copy what we like, and usually we ask for mentors of people that style will enjoy the most.
For example you go and learn to play guitar with Slash, you will master the guitar at rock, but you if you wanna learn country, Slash wont teach you that, your hands will have the skills but you will have to start country from zero, and country its your style.
Sooner or later the technique of the mentor will consume you. Because errors are the things that
TUTORIALS AND REFERENCE MATERIALSThis is part 2 of the Inkblazers Blog entries' back-up!TUTORIALS AND REFERENCE MATERIALS7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some years ago I made several tutorials on how to use Manga Studio, but they're basically just explaining the process I follow to make my pages. Since I made them some time ago the versions of Manga Studio are older, but I hope you still find them useful, or at least a bit entertaining.
Manga Studio Debut (Panelling, sketching and inking)
Manga Studio Debut (Toning)
Toning with Manga Studio EX4
Manga Studio Tutorial Step by step guide
Comic-Making ResourcesSince I get asked about how I make my comics pretty often, I thought maybe it'd be helpful to provide some tutorials and tips for beginners! The focus here will be making digital comics (like in photoshop or sai), since I'm not experienced making them traditionally with pencils and paper. This is also probably going to lean more towards animal comics, because I imagine that's what most of my watchers are into or interested in making themselves. I'll go over character-making, paneling, scripting, things to avoid, publishing/self-publishing, etc.Comic-Making Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please keep in mind that I'm NOT perfect when it comes to making comics, I really consider my own work to be mediocre at best. vR is much too fast-paced, and there's pretty much no character development, so you probably shouldn't look to it as an example for a "good comic."
1. The Idea
There has to be some sort of reason you want to make a comic, and any reason is a good one! ...Unless it's just solely to copy someone else. DO N
PE: Signatures and watermarksTraditional Art WeekPE: Signatures and watermarks6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Watermarks and signatures are undeniably helpful when it comes to making sure that people will be able to find the original source of your art, especially when it's reposted without your knowledge. Sadly, no watermark nor signature can be safe from art thieves. But when choosing between having them and making your chances to preserve the credits versus having no trace at all - what would you pick? Here are opinions from various artists from the Traditional Art community.
I find this very helpful especially on platforms like Pinterest of Facebook, where pictures are easily shared and once they left the original source people are unable to be traced back. It sometimes drives me mad when I desperately try to find out who created a piece of beauty I see - simply to learn more about the artist or see more of him/her - and can't find out where it came from or who did it! I got jobs from art directors and publishing houses who found me this way, as a lot o
F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)A collection of tutorials I'm featuring for you !F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Find your department and have fun !
Watercolors and other paints
Copics and other markers
Copic Marker Tutorial I by cartoongirl7Jad's Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatComplete Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatTutorial: Copic Skin Coloring by MzzAznCopic marker Tutorial - part 1 by yaichinoTUTORIAL :: COPIC by EcthelianGuide: Buying Copics v2.1 by KhallandraCopic Eye Tutorial by XXAnemiaProMarker Tutorial by NashimusCOPIC marker tutorial by luleiyaWalkthrough: Colouring with Copics Version 2 by Khallandra
Color Pencil Tutorial by VerlisaerysTutorial Techniques with Colored Pencil by anikasgubimColor Pencil Tutorial Part I by Mana-KyusaiColored Pencil Tutorial by nokechaColor pencils Tutorial English by Yenni-VuColored Pencil Tutorial by vantidFog's Colored Pencil Tutorial by fog-mireTRADITIONAL COLOURING TUTORIAL by EliciaElricColoring Skin (Color pencils tutorial) by BKLH362Painting with Pencils: a Tut by Lusc-FireColor Pencil Tutorial by YueYukiSteps :Curiosity killed the Cat: by Youmi-dtColored Pencil Tutorial Part 2 by medli20COLOURING TUTORIAL PART 1 by tavington
Vodka Mutini sewing tutorial by lishlitzPlush Donut Tutorial by devliannVideo Tutorial Ramen by SmallCreationsByMelHow to: Rainbow Cupcakes by Marki-san-DesignFun Tip Friday #13 by SmallCreationsByMelKoi Tutorial from Polymer Clay 1/3 by SmallCreationsByMelFun Tip Friday #14 by SmallCreationsByMelSculpting Tutorial by SgtMilenkoTutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupoCelestia WIP How-To Tutorial Part 2 by Blackout-Comix
Sketching/Inking and Charcoal
How to draw hairVideo of the drawing process for .How to draw hair7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow I'll post a recording of process for the eyes
Sorry for the late post /)_(\
Видио процесса рисования для
Завтра выложу запись процесса рисования глаз.
Сори за позд
How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.How to: Anatomy6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Drawing from life
Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time.
And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
COMIC MAKING EVOLUTION -AGES 8-25This is another back-up from Inkblazers. This was my first blog entry, which was previously entitled as: "Where you born to draw comics?" (I think it sounded a bit condescending, my apologies for that...)COMIC MAKING EVOLUTION -AGES 8-257 months ago in Personal More Like This
The other day my sister found a big box filled with notebooks from our early school days, and I had totally forgotten about my old habit of filling my notebooks with stories. I don't remember where I got the idea to draw comics, but I found a ton of comics I drew since I was 7 or 8 years old. Naturally, they were silly and a rip-off of various mexican soap-operas and series I watched as a little girl. I found one called "The Universe Warriors" that was a Sailor Moon rip-off, and a lot of love stories about girls in High School, even though I was barely 10. Even older notebooks from when I was 5 or 6 years old clearly show that I enjoyed drawing since I learnt how to hold a pencil. It really struck me and I realized I haven't changed at all. I'm still drawing stories about H
Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.Lackadaisy - Patreon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
Notes on Character Design
I 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.
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,
How To Photograph Your PaintingsHow To Photograph Your Paintings2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How To Photograph Your Paintings
In this article I want to discuss a common problem that some traditional artists have. That's photographing your paintings. Whether it be for selling prints or just getting your art noticed online the importance of having paintings look great is key. If your fortunate enough to have a scanner for smaller pieces then that's great! But if your working on large canvases or paper then you can run into issues. The most common problem artists have are Glare, Blur and Color. All of which will be discussed in this article.
Anyone who has worked with acrylics and oils knows what a problem this can be when your trying to take a picture of a painting. This is not as much a issues for a artist working with watercolors
The Best Journal CSS TemplatesA few month have been gone since DeviantART added the feature that allowed subscribed members to use CSS for journals. That opened a huge field of possibilities to customize our journal pages. But only some of us are familiar with the programming language CSS. So there are only two ways to get a nice journal look anyway: Either you learn to code CSS or you use a CSS template.The Best Journal CSS Templates8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I want to help you to find a suitable CSS template for your journal!
I reviewed the journal CSS galleries and compiled a list of functional and good looking journal layouts for you. Lets start with the classics:
1. BasiCSS by zikes
This was the first useful CSS template on DA featuring a basic layout back in September last year. It might be still recommendable for beginners who wish to have a clearly arranged journal.
2. Classy styles from ipholio
Ipholio has done several layouts for other deviants but also these two elegant and