Fantastic Stock and Where to Find It - Feature 26I've been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock and Where to Find It - Feature 262 years ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can't provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I'm sure you'll agree, just click on their deviation.
Seas Stock - Wilsons Promontory by cbidgie Still not Spring II by kuschelirmel-stock Moss way to heaven by DeadHeadStock Giant Fawn Lily 03 by botanystock Moss Rocks by staticnoise winter forest stock by koko-stock Sunset Riverscape by Burtn By the sea 4 by LucieG-Stock Surprise Stock: Virgin River at Zion National Park by SenshiStock Springgrove 18 By Ravenfiendstock by Ravenfiendstock Montain-stock streamy by streamy-stock Soft...... by Arctic-Stock Waterfall11 By Ravenfiendstock by Ravenfiendstock :thumb370341329:
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
I have never seen a truer journal.Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this.I have never seen a truer journal.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time.
A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up."
Your dad runs to your room. He looks at yo
DESIGN TUTORIAL - BASIC CHARACTER CREATIONYo! I get a lot of questions on how I create my characters, such as how do I come up with color schemes, markings, the basic idea, all that cool stuff~ X3DESIGN TUTORIAL - BASIC CHARACTER CREATION2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'd thought I do a little design tutorial. This is a TEXT based tutorial, meant to give the tricks/tips that I use.
So prepare to read! I will be using my characters as examples.
This tutorial covers design tips for both ANIMALS AND HUMANS.
KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE ARE TIPS AND TRICKS THAT I USE.
EVERYONE MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE.
The Idea: Where and How Do I start?
So you want to create a new character huh? But you don't know where to start with the process....Hmm. When I'm coming up with a new character, I start with the personality about 75% of the time. It doesn't have to be in-depth, just basic personality traits.
So for example I might want a character that is:
- Loud, aggressive, rude, doesn't give a fuck about anythi
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.
Pony Pride Palette Contest! 1000+ Point Prizes udtInfoPony Pride Palette Contest! 1000+ Point Prizes udt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The idea of this contest is to promote trying new things and showing the personalities you have created with your characters!
This is a contest run by Digital-Quill-Studio and Artception(sparsely, as I am away) with the help of Pix3M with the color palette.
How is it being judged?
After last summers contest I have found a site I can use to host for the voting process but I want everyone to vote under this criteria if you can.
IF I CATCH ANY PEOPLE ENTERING TO BEG FOR VOTES I WILL KICK YOU OUT OF THE CONTEST
I don't mean to be rabid about this but I don't want this to overflow from some person begging for votes because it's really truly not fair. I have faith that :icondigitalponyocs: members are above such nonsense but I just want to make this clear:
Don't vote on artistic skill. This group is for learning, not for who is the best Picasso. The idea is to reward for trying
The Royalty Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!EDIT: Winners can choose to take points rather than premium, if you like, and you are welcome to have the prize given to a friend, if you would prefer.The Royalty Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~~The Royalty Contest~~
It's fast-approaching Christmas, which is a time that a lot of people enjoy. In the spirit of things, we wanted to run a Christmas contest, but, by scanning over DeviantArt and other groups, we saw that, naturally, a lot of other groups had the same idea. We don't much fancy running a contest that's almost identical to other contests on DA – a simple Christmas-themed pony contest is something that you can take part in elsewhere. We also realised that, if we did do yet another Christmas pony contest, we'd likely see a lot of people submitting a single contest entry to several similarly-themed contests. It would be the natural thing to do, and so we wouldn't necessarily blame anyone if t
Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 9 Ive been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artists works that I have come across. It started off as stock I cant provide myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 94 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, Check them out, Im sure youll agree, just click on their deviation.
Texture9 by anettfrozen
Yellow House Path 2 by Avahlon-Stock background stock17 by Sophie-Y :thumb260759332: Victorian Mansion 2 by DamselStock BG Versailles by Eirian-stock Beech grove - Buchenwald 3 by Nexu4 Stone Window side by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Austria Stock 67 by Malleni-Stock Weird rocks 3 by CAStock Sampan by aremerose Into the Labyrinth STOCK 5 by MirandaRose-Stock Into the Labyrinth STOCK 2 by MirandaRose-Stock Stock.06 by favouritevampire :thumb262265336: Mont Saint-Michel V - Exclusive HDR by somadjinn :thumb26219117
Knowledge is Out There, Grasp It!EDIT 2/13/14:Knowledge is Out There, Grasp It!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Due to a few concerns that I'm overgeneralizing through my use of the word ignorant, I wanted to amend some things:
1. This journal was not written out of a pretentious attitude, in fact it's quite the opposite. I feel the need to share knowledge, and I do whenever I can. I could never be upset with those who truly do not know where to start when it comes to enriching their minds.
2. This journal is not about lording knowledge above those who do not yet possess it.
3. This journal is not about bashing someone for the barriers that can impede or prevent their desire or ability to absorb new information.
4. I do not encourage people to "just Google it," that is why resources are listed at the bottom.
5. If you would like to contribute a resource, please link it in your comments.
I’ve been hearing the phrase “I don’t know what ____ is” a lot as of late and it’s been a little irksome, and here’s why: we are currently living in
CONTEST: overTHE CONTEST IS OVER.CONTEST: over3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All entries can be seen here: http://leinef.deviantart.com/favourites/49490932
The winners: http://leinef.deviantart.com/journal/The-Winners-are-334771150
For those who missed this contest:
I will do other contests in future so stay tuned!
Welcome to my first big contest!
The themes are my OCs: Judschak, Dara and Bekho.
October 19th, 23:59, 2012. (GMT+1)
August 19th, 23:59, 2012. (GMT+1)
I will collect contest entries here: http://leinef.deviantart.com/favourites/49490932
When the contest is over, I will feature each piece in journal entries on a regular basis.
Rules and requirements
Every media allowed (lineart, sketch, digital, traditional, mixed, ...)
Every style allowed (from abstract over manga to realistic)
Multiple entries allowed
Please use the reference pictures and descripti
PE. 50 Ways to get inspiredHere are 50 ways to get inspired in many ways!PE. 50 Ways to get inspired2 years 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
Paypal/Point Commission InfoPaypal/Point Commission Info1 year ago in Personal More Like This
**Will be updated as new examples are posted**
You MUST agree to send all payment in advanced OR send half payment in advanced and half payment upon completion
I will not draw NSFW, humans, or extremely detailed character designs (this last note only pertains to journal dolls), NSFW
I will drawcanines, felines, most other creatures/species, gore
Please send a note with info for your commission. This note should include:
- Character reference(s) (required)
- small note on character
personalities if not included in
motions you would like (optional)
-Whether you will be paying via
Need textures?We had a feature of drawing references yesterday, so let's take a look at textures now. I must admit that I'm a total freak when it comes to this topic. I love textures, I love making them and I love seeing them everywhere. In this feature I'll also include some tutorials, traditional and digital, so you could learn how to make some on your own.Need textures?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Metallic Green Textures by Gypsy-Stock
Old Paper Texture Pack by nevermoregraphixold paper stock 03 by ftouriniWood Texture by TammySueSeamless desert sand texture by hhh316
yellow texture by raregirl86yellow cracks texture by ftourini-stockold map by Meltys-stockYellow fabrics by 10grams-stock
Merlin by dazzle-texturesBurnt Orange Patterns Part2 by WebTreatsETCOrange Grunge by R2krw9
:thumb57748722:Red Clouds Texture by JRMB-Stock:thumb97407126:
:thumb276819046:Pink Stripes Texture by emothic-stock:thumb110124321::thumb116788933:
:thumb154539504:purple texture by raregirl86Paper Pack 6 by dierat:thumb167329623:
old victorian blue by ClarabellafaireStockMore Cement Floors by GreenEyezz-stockvintage blue texture by beckastexture 140 by Sirius-sdz
How to make your year betterChristmas are not far away, same goes for New Year, so I decited to write a final journal before I "dissapear" again and become inactive (but not for livestreams hohohoho), as well as to wish to everyone of you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year. I'll be able to reply to notes for the people who were interested in Christmas postcard exchanges, don't worry!How to make your year better2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What does the title mean? Why did I even made this journal?
I made it mostly for the people who want to make a new start this year and make their life a bit better. Of course, not everything goes always as planned, but it is always nice to be positive and do nice things to be happy. So here are some advices to make the new year of your life better than the other ones.
No, I am not going to say tons of tips and stuff, because I am not good at it either, BUT I got inspired by a really good friend of mine and her idea, and I'd like to share my thoughts with you. Of course, I am looking forward for your repl
B-day Points Giveaway *Closed*Thank you very much to everyone who entered and wished me a happy birthday! Can't wait for the next giveawayB-day Points Giveaway *Closed*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winner of 322 points: :iconChie2013:
In honor of my 19th Birthday
next week (3/22) I'm giving away
You must fav this journal to be enterd
Give :iconVivi113: a llama
^You MUST comment down below that you gave her a llama or your bonus entry will not be counted!
ALSO! I will give a llama to everyone who enters
Contest ends sometime on the 22nd of this month!
Icon Commissions OUTDATED JOURNAL THIS JOURNAL IS OUTDATED. You can find the latest journal on my Front Page.Icon Commissions OUTDATED JOURNAL1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Prices and Examples:
Add-On: Speech bubble(s) with your Icon / Shadow
Price- 30 / 0.3 USD - per speech bubble (3 Speech bubbles for 80 Points / 0.8 USD!)
Price- 40 / 0.4 USD - for a shadow
Amount of speech bubbles:
Text Color: (Black or White?)
Shadow? (Yes or No)
Note: The above prices only apply to speech bubbles / shadows. You'll find the prices for icons below. VV
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SMAUG INTERVIEWsugar's journalSMAUG INTERVIEW9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Normally I don't share YouTube videos and stuff here, but OH MY HECK THIS IS AMAZING!!!! <3 I seriously can't get enough of Smaug!!
Prints & Shirts
Current shirts for sale
USEFUL STUFFHere's some nice useful things to check out (if you havent already) that i like to look at to improve or just watch for inspirationUSEFUL STUFF1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FYI i learn more from watching things so most of these are gonna be video tutorials, artists talking while painting and timelapse paintings, since i prefer analyzing peoples workflow and try it out than straight tutorials that tell you what to do (not there's anything wrong with it though )
LEVEL UP: https://www.youtube.com/user/levelupsessions
omg.... the amount of stuff you can learn from these amazing artists is crazy! i suggest watching from session 1 till the latest. you cant miss a thing these guys say, plus these guys are pretty fun most of the time. its a nice light, but informative bunch of videos
Marc Brunet is a great teacher! i really enjoy how he explains things and just his process in general. really good to listen to and pretty entertaining to watch
Resource Roundup #7The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #73 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
As the proverb goes...
Child: "I hate all this rain. Why does it have to rain?"
Mother: "April showers bring May flowers."
This month's theme is "Rain." Hopefully some of these resources will help you make a splash!
Video tutorial-Rain by DevaPein :thumb92011978: .:The Rain Tutorial:. by Morteque Rain Perspective Tutorial by B1nd1 Rain Animation Tutorial by ervand PS Hard Rain Tutorial by RadenWA
GIMP Animated Rain Script by fence-post :thumb1854854
Love- War-Contest - Deadline tomorrow!Yuukia here!Love- War-Contest - Deadline tomorrow!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are everyone's entries going? today is the deadline, so make sure to submit them now! Its a great chance to win some awesome stuff guys!
This is a reminder! The contest ends tomorrow at the end of May 5th!
There are not that much entrys so you have a great chance for our great prizes!
3 month Premium-Membership!
Hey Watchers! (Also non-watchers)
Were Hosting a CONTEST!
The theme is Love and War.
(Means the difficult love between Angels & Demons or the everlasting war between them.)
DEADLINE: 5th May 2013
Here's how it's going to go:
All deviants are welcome to participate! We want all of you to.
Deviants who enter are welcome to submit as many entries as they want, but are limited to winning in only one place.
- The Entries must show or express the theme.
- Must involve at least ONE Demon and Angel. (Original Characters are fine.)
- Entries MUST have in the des
And then all hell broke looseIt's a story of a girl living in France.And then all hell broke loose2 years ago in Personal More Like This
She's an average girl.
She isn't fat but she's not skinny.
She's not ugly but not beautiful either.
Her family isn't unhappy. Her parents are happy. Her sister is happy. Her friends are happy.
She's got so many minor health issues she can't even count them on her fingers.
She doesn't success in school much, doesn't really know what to do with her life, doesn't draw like an artist, she doesn't model like a 3dartist, she isn't even a singer worth paying for.
She speaks a few languages, not perfectly.
She isn't excellent anywhere.
She isn't crappy anywhere either though.
She doesn't deserve the fame and doesn't especially do so bad.
She doesn't make especially excellent works, no matter how hard she tries.
She likes befriending people from all around the world, yet she knows very well she talks too much.
She doesn't like modern fashion and her tastes are random in a lot of things.
She crumbles of terror mixed with bliss when talking
The LADY's Summer Kuroshitsuji Plushie Giveaway*****NOW IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!! WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON*****The LADY's Summer Kuroshitsuji Plushie Giveaway3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You read right. I'm hosting a Kuroshitsuji Plushie Giveaway.
Since it's summertime, and a great time for a contest of sorts, I'm going to be giving away FOUR custom made mini plushies of any character from the Kuroshitsuji series, open to all fans.
All you have to do to enter is comment in this journal (you can fav if you want ) and tell me who your favorite character is, and why. Once the contest closes, I'll randomly pick four people (drawn from a list I'll print out once everyone's had the chance to comment), and they'll get to have a plushie of the character they named, in whatever outfit they choose.
Simple as that. Four fellow fans will get to have a Kuroshitsuji plushie, like the many I've already made:
Since this is a summe
10 Top Tips To Become A Better Artistby10 Top Tips To Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip 1: Learn the Importance of the Sketch
Sketching is one of those things that every artist MUST do and do often. Sketches don't have to be perfect, nor do you have to show them to anyone. They can be as rough or as scratchy as you like but the thing to keep in mind is it's readability. The purpose of a sketch is to quickly illustrate or develop an idea you have, to capture or study some form of reference so that it can be worked on at a latter date. Because of this, the sketch only needs to convey the right information to you and you alone (unless you are drawing an idea out for a client then the message needs to be crystal clear).
Tip 2: Draw, Draw and Draw Some More!
This is a similar tip to the first but what I mean by this is draw anything that comes to mind or visually interests you. Sketch on the bus, train, in bed and even on the toilet. Seriously! The