Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
Do It Yourself Christmas Gifts! * - R E T R O V I N Y L B O W L S - *Do It Yourself Christmas Gifts!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ive never been a fan of, ya' know just buying some random gift to a person because you didn't know any better! I like handcrafted stuff made from the heart, even if it just takes 20 minutes to make it's fantastic because.. you made it, you took your time to make a gift for someone you love.
Uh, anyways!! I just wanted to share something wonderful i discovered. It's a bowl made of a vinyl records! Well i made some of them, well 2 i guess. Just find some old vinyls at your thrift shop ( recycle shop whatever ) and buy some of those, i have no idea how expensive or cheap if i might say that, they are but here in Denmark it was about $1,50 for an old used one. Pick a random one of maybe something in the music taste of the person you're gonna give it to! I didn't take picture of when i made it but i can just tell you people.
'So a bowl huh, how's that possible?' well, take those
Artist Alley 101: The Basics/Applying for a Table Artist Alley 101: A Practical and Fun Guide to Selling Your Art at ConventionsArtist Alley 101: The Basics/Applying for a Table2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone! After being a member of several artist alleys for the last 7 years, I thought I should share my knowledge with you in a practical and (hopefully) fun guide!
This is meant to be a good start for those who have never been a part of an artist alley before, as well as a nice refresher to those of you who are veterans of alleys everywhere! I will try to be as detailed as possible while making the information easy to reference and read through!
I will be submitting this in parts with links to the previous and next parts. I also am working on getting more pictures up so you can have visual references as well!
Hope you enjoy, and feedback is definitely appreciated! Let me know your thoughts, reactions, some of your own alley stories, as well as suggestions I can add! I definitely haven't thought of everything, so if you have new ideas to share, I'd love to hear them!
Let's get star
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo
How To Photograph Your CraftsThe absolute number one cause of rejection of DD suggestions for most Artisan Craft CVs is poor photography. There is nothing worse than seeing an otherwise brilliant piece ruined by a dodgy photo. But even beyond DD acceptance, if you want to people on dA to be able to appreciate your skill you need to be able to show your work off to advantage.How To Photograph Your Crafts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes I'll tell a self-suggester that I can't feature their work because of the quality of the photography and they'll inevitably reply, "Oh, I'll have to get a better camera."
Repeat after me: the tools never make the artist.
You don't need a $9000 sewing machine to stitch a dress, you don't need a $1000 stand mixer to bake a cake, and you similarly don't need a top of the range SLR to take a brilliant photograph. It's all in how you take the photo.
To help us understand photography concepts a little more, Fella is going to help us out. Say hi Fella!
Favourite tutorialsThere are so many tutorials on DA but I'm not going to list the typical kind or for beginners. I want to share my favourite that I've used or tried before.Favourite tutorials6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Since I mostly do digital art, I collected a bunch of tips related to digital art.
But I sort of have a tip of my own that I learned for traditional art, I wonder if anyone can confirm or add to it!
I really hate making lineart btw but I got the hang of it at some point so I'd like to get it out of the way.
For example I notice how some people have problems inking because their hand shakes, I have that problem too sometimes. I was trying to make the lines one day and I think short swift movements helped rather than trying to making long lines without taking a break. I still need to keep testing this for myself though so if anyone else has their method for a stress free inking experience go ahead and share!
So first one isn't really a tutorial.
Below in the section there is advice written about draw
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)9 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
Article: HELP ME! I can't draw!Okay, so I've been talking to a lot of people who want to use my concepts, lineart, etc. because they don't think they can make art on their own without taking it from someone else in one form or another. I've gotten really exasperated, but I struggled not to lose my patience and hear what they have to say. And surprisingly, I learned a WHOLE BUNCH of completely unexpected things from them about why they try to do their art with the use of existing art from more experienced artists.Article: HELP ME! I can't draw!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to use what I've learned from (and about!) these people to try to help them, and all artists from beginners to experienced peeps that have a lot of trouble or are frustrated with their quality of art. If there's a question you have that it didn't dawn on me to include, please contact me, and I will paste it into this journal.
Q: "I don't know how to draw. At all. I can't afford to go to art school."
A: "Tutorials, tutorials, tutorials. There are thousands of tutorials all over the internet, luckil
Advice and TutorialsSo this First Advice and Tutorial Journal will be on General Anatomy and Such. The second will be up to you so please comment below in what you think the next Advice and Tutorial Journal should be on.Advice and Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I personally find the hardest to draw is feet and hands. I found that with a lot of practice and a lot of frustrating mistakes my feet and hands actually look at the very least almost the way i want them to be.
Now my favorite Style of drawing is Anime or sometimes semi-realism, and i find that by doing studies of the more traditional style realism actually helps improve my anime pictures greatly. For instance i would practice drawing my hands and feet in different positions holding different things and from different angles. I also find it extremely helpful while i'm drawing and i'm having a particularly hard time drawing a hand or a foot in a certain position i will stop for a
reminder: RULES (update nov 26th)Here is one page for everyone to see our new rules.reminder: RULES (update nov 26th)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a group for the people who actually put some effort into their adoptables. That means:
Submissions to the "featured" folder will no longer be accepted!If you want to submit into "featured" to advertise yourself let me know (note).
Maker-adoptables [designs made with help of a flash game] will not be accepted!
Using linearts will be accepted, as long as they are unique coloured. Linearts, that are coloured once and filled with different colours (all adoptables do have the same markings) won't be accepted!
[Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Yellow]Give credit if you use linearts by other artists! otherwise you are an art theft and will be banned!
[Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Green] Submit to the correct folder! If you submit to the wrong folder or into the featured folder several times, &
Tutorials- 'What are this??' REVEALEDEarlier, I presented to you a mysterious looking folder with the words [TOP SECRET] plastered across its cover. Many of you speculated the meaning of such an object. Ranging from a "center for ants", a "magic unicorn that shoots death beams" to.... a .PNG image!Tutorials- 'What are this??' REVEALED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But today all is revealed what the deal is with this thing as the contents of the Folder have spilled all over my computer!
"Business Dog; Business Files" is my personal folder full of all my secret Photoshop knowledge I have acquired over the years and stored in my Top Secret brain!
I speculated a couple of weeks ago a series of Mini-Tutorials created by me, and have since been gathering ideas of what you wanted to see. And I am happy as hell to share them with you
These tutorials will be broken up into three separate categories:
Tech Talk: Will be covering general Photoshop techniques, painting techniques, effects, anything else Photoshop related
Tool Tips: Will specify individual tools,
Rooke's Character Building ExerciseThis was something I came up with when I was bored yesterday, and it turned out pretty fun. So you're welcome to try it.Rooke's Character Building Exercise1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Something very important to storytelling is creating unique, realistic characters who have thoughts, dreams, goals, and impressions all their own. Sometimes creating characters can be difficult if you don't know where to start, or if you can't seem to break out of certain stereotypes with your characters. So I made this little exercise in character building, just as a jump start to creating some random, interesting characters.
First, we have our two columns - TRAITS, and ROLES. A trait is an adjective. A role is a job or a "purpose" a character has. Most good characters have complex purposes and roles that they fill, far more than a single all encompassing word. But you can use these as starting points to creating characters.
What I did was make a list of 32 "traits" and "roles", whatever I could think of off the top of my head, that could be applied to stories of
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeResources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 12 years 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
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
Victory Fire and the Three-Act StructureMaggs here.Victory Fire and the Three-Act Structure5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been having some offsite discussions with a guy who wants to write for a living. It might not have been his brightest idea to ask us for advice, since PMD:VF's spent 300 pages so far getting nowhere fast, but that's a digression...
Anyway, Night and I have known each other so long we communicate on a semi-psychic level, so it's not normally something we'd need to set out when we're working together. We just do it. Needing to explain clearly and logically to a third party how we do things has got me thinking harder about how we are doing it and why the comic comes together every week in the manner that it does.
Which is great, so thank you dude... and everyone else, you know who to blame for this wall of text.
A Story in Three Parts
The three-act structure is a system that is used for storytelling in pretty much every culture across the world. Well, there are eccentrics out there - the Japanese do some weird stuff with stories that lack appa
9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS1. UNIVERSALITY - Acrylic are probably the most versatile of paints. You can thin them with water and use as watercolor (they will remain permanent upon drying, unlike watercolor), apply them in full strength, create textures.9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. COMBINABLE - This medium is very suitable to be combined with anything you wish - watercolor, ink, pencils, oils... Free your imagination and experiment!
3. NUMEROUS SUITABLE SURFACES - Acrylics can be used on paper, canvas, wood, metal and many more surfaces (this is true, even though they don't adhere towards some surfaces as promptly as oils). This is a great advantage, when you get used to this medium, you can paint at whatever material you've got available.
4. DON'T STINK - That's right, all of you that have experienced headaches caused by oil paint might just appreciate an acrylic vacation!
5. FAST DRYING TIME - Composition doesn't seem right after you put down your first layer? This is not a problem, wait half an hour
Pumpkin Carving - How I Does It.So the question I'm always asked is how I do my pumpkin carvings. When am I gonna put out a tutorial. Well the truth is I'm way too lazy for a fancy step by step tutorial, and I'm not sure how good it would be if I made one, since pumpkin carving is a pretty hands on thing. But what I figure what I can do it post a little guide on what tools I use so that others can experiment and come up with some great pumpkins on their own this year.Pumpkin Carving - How I Does It.6 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a bit of a start, I point you in the direction of Zombie Pumpkins: http://www.zombiepumpkins.com/index.php They've got a great tips page that will detail most of everything I could explain in detail here, so I'll just refer you there. They've also got a great selections of patterns for a minimal subscription. I do a few ZPs a year as you've probably seen.
So... I present the guide on how I does it!
1 - The Patterns.
These come before the actual pumpkins, so I know what general shape and size I'm looking for. My personal style tends to be something th
Thank you :3Thank you everyone for your lovely tips on plush making, I couldn't of improved as fast as I did without your help <3Thank you :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration and tips :icongoiku::iconJarahamee::iconSariti::iconmakeshiftwings30:
:iconbabylondonstar: Pony Tutorial http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
Awesome video tutorials;
shaving faux fur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KIfcIqC2sE&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Info about sewing with fur fabrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxRMtyGRtNo&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Funk Friends Factory
allot of different plush tutorial videos http://www.youtube.com/user/FunkyFriendsFactory
written tutorials on their website http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/2010/10/21/put-your-best-foot-forward-how-to-sew-perfect-plushie-feet/
How to use a pagedollFor anyone who doesn't know how to use a pagedoll, this is how I do it.How to use a pagedoll2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PageDolls can be used in Journals, DeviantID, or on custom boxes(for people with premium membership).
Copy and paste(Removing the @ symbol):
To get the image url, right click on the image on select "copy image url". After that just paste it into the code.
It should come out something like this:
how to improve at drawing: a guideSo as I sit and read my comments, I found that alot of people want to know how to improve.how to improve at drawing: a guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm betting you are tired of hearing people say "practice"?
Well for me, improving is not instant. I may not even notice it, but every time I draw im improving a little.
How to Improve:
Draw all the time, draw everything you see, draw what you want to draw, draw in other peoples styles, draw realistic, draw cartoon, anything. JUST DRAW. Do it all the time. Draw in your notebooks and on your homework.
Do you hate the way you draw eyes? Maybe your paws/hands need more practice? Then find references and use them. I personally don't always find the time to use references, but I find when I do, my art is 10x better. Just practice drawing those eyes you've never gotten quite right. Look at other art and see what you really like about their style. And then try it out.
Now that you've practiced a bit more, draw somethin
How could you (this just broke my heart)When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" - but then you'd relent and roll me over for a bellyrub.How could you (this just broke my heart)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My housetraining took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed, listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs," you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.
Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartb
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y