My current learning process.(UPDATE - Ravenwilder and I have teamed up as Artbuddies. You can follow my progress with learning art here.)My current learning process.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Proceed down the playlists numerically, practice alongside as and when relevant. These will work even if you are a complete beginner and have never drawn before. If you can write the alphabet, you have enough physical skill to do this. Even if you are an experienced hobbyist artist, it would be best to not skip any of them, especially the first 2 playlists.
PART 1 - Drawing
1. Drawing methods - How people draw, what to do and what to avoid.
2. Composition for Artists - How to make an appealing layout, art basics for creating good layouts
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 112malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 1121 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 112
People and Portraits
Yennefer of Vengerberg - Wild Hunt
Model: Xuan Van, Photo: Duong Quoc Dinh
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Maya - Before and after.Another wonderful photomanipulation by :iconhidrico: (https://www.facebook.com/hidricophotography). Here you are the before and after comparison for you to see the raw image and my costume as it is and the final result. Hope you like it as much as I do!Maya - Before and after.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Better quality here:
I also want to take this chance to tell you we have been invited to the Level Up León convention (in León, Spain) this weekend and we are going to give our first pattern design and prop making workshop. Also, Erik is giving a Stage Combat class! Hope we can record it and upload it with subtitles. If you want to stay tuned, you can follow us on Nebulaluben & Erikku-kun
Hercules,MegaraHi, everybody! Today I want to tell you about recently passed festival in Moscow - Animatrix 2013. It passed on February the 3rd. I prepared on it cosplay from Hercules. I wanted to make it for a long time and I am madly glad that I at last managed to make it! I am really happy!Hercules,Megara3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you ask me: "Why did you cosplay Hercules, why espesually Megara? ! ". I can tell you that it is the most my favourite cartoon of childhood, and Meg is the most favourite character. Know, I don't love Disney's princesses, but I simply adore Meg! Because she is differs from ordinary princesses. Usually they are are defenseless, weak, too lovely and sugary. But Meg is very strong and impudent person. I love her for these qualities. It seems to me that she is the improbable girl! In the childhood I also couldn't present that sometime I will become her embodiment!I really happy!
I want to tell you a couple of words about Megara's suit. When I looked at the dress, I thoug
Demon Girl Appreciation Day (EDIT)Demon Girl Appreciation Day (EDIT)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: 05.05.2013: Hey guys! I'm gonna be a bit slow making the aftermath journal, but it'll be up by tonight because I know there's still a few people that have something to put up. So I'll wait on them~
In the meantime, though, I have a favor to ask...
Today is :iconodst-dutch:'s birthday! He would appreciate it, as would I, if you could go give him happy birthday wishes! C: Thanks all!
Hello all! TheEnglishGent here!
As many have you already noticed, I submitted a piece yesterday calling on you - the people - to help me partake in a specific cause. The cause maybe known to you as Operation:
Trashed and Scattered XXIXA bigger collection than usual this time! Enjoy! <3Trashed and Scattered XXIX3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
easy summer by asianrabbit
Manul by Allerlei I am really shy around... by Shosan away by panosozi
Morning Fog by Erinti Change by vonsac :thumb356045257: wintery '4 by angelicetherreality
No todo el mundo es feliz by esperanzamarchita :thumb354155901: ... by KittieGrave
delicate by Darkcina
Magha Puja Day by Rawangtak :thumb270336578:
Tears of Valkyrie by girltripped fade out by disies
on the roadside III by skubaNiec
Fog by entangle Temple by Night by hateom the night and the snow by ZerberuZ
Red Riding Hood Rocker - II by Hidrico Work In Progress by W4S4BI Blake and Megan Engagement 01 by stuckwithpins
Spring Blooms II by JFroi
Lux V by BW-999 :thumb
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.Practice1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
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Just saying, Lala's Vid, July BirthdaysI was thinking today how I needed to make a journal out of this and share it with you all.Just saying, Lala's Vid, July Birthdays3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today was the first time I've been outside in weeks. (I was sick). However Alot of times I wouldnt go outside because I honestly would either hate the way I look, or didnt want people to see my skin. Today, I felt a lot better so I wanted to make myself go out. My skin looked really bad, and I hate going out cause of my weight. Thats such a silly thing to say, but honestly it does get me down sometimes.
My mom asked me if I wanted to go shopping today with her. I normally say no, but something made me just.. really want to go outside. I was reaching for my shorts and then my mom grabbed my dress and asked if I wanted to wear it out. Honestly I didnt know if I did or didnt. Usually if I do go out I dont try to look good. In fact I usually just run around in shorts, short sleeve shirt, flip flops, no make up, and hair in a pony tail xD I was staring at my skin at the time.. and I knew th
Borderlands: The Handsome CollectionBorderlands: The Handsome Collection7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantArt Presents: Borderlands The Handsome Collection Collection
Return to Pandora with the release of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Now available in North America, this new release brings Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! to the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One, complete with fresh graphics and familiar faces.
Borderlands 2 focuses on four new Vault Hunters exploring Pandora as they attempt to overthrow the regime of Hyperion commander-in-chief Handsome Jack, where Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! focuses on Jack's rise to power. In addition to the main games, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection also features every piece of downloadable content originally made available for both games, and the option to port save files from the previous console generations to the new ones.
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Edit: AUCTION OVER/// Sebastian painting.EDIT: AUCTION OVER! :iconKeyune: won with offering $250 for the painting.Edit: AUCTION OVER/// Sebastian painting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much to the darlings that bid/are bidding. I am speechless. I really am.
Highest bid: (Wow, thank you guys! O_O)
:iconKeyune: - $250
:iconKaylaVampShadows: - $240
:iconKeyune: - $225
:iconKaylaVampShadows: - $220
:iconKeyune: - $210
:iconKaylaVampShadows: - $200
:iconKeyune: - $170
:iconCerulean-Hummingbird: - $165
:iconKaylaVampShadows: - $160
:iconMrsMcGinty: - $100
I wasn't expecting more than a handful of people to seriously want to buy the painting. (Or anyone at all for that matter.) But since it is getting a little complicated to keep up with who is offering what price, I will use this journal for it.
I was offered $100 a few times from people.
So, the starting bid is set to $100.
Things you'll need in order to buy the painting off of
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years 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
Teach me how to GamzeeSo I made a list of stuff you will want if you are cosplaying Gamzee.Teach me how to Gamzee4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are references!
Crazy Gamzee references!
Hanyaan is the best at this. THE BEST. Watch and learn, then keep reading this list.
- Gamzee has eyebrows. Use black eyeliner to pencil them in AFTER you finish powdering.
You can get much of this from Stage Makeup Online, which is here: http://www.stagemakeuponline.com/
Featured: A Song of Ice and FireLet's celebrate the beginning of theFeatured: A Song of Ice and Fire2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
4th5th season of the HBO series with an art feature!
Snow, Ghosts, and Black Crows [STORENVY AVAILABLE] by AkiYun Game of Thrones: House Stark Painting by Hax09 There is no other side (GoT spoilers) by quaedam Welcome to Winterfell by cabepfir asoiaf: Rhaegar and Lyanna by MathiaArkoniel Valar Morghulis by kai-shii Game of Thrones - The Kill List by Kyendo Done With Wooden Teeth by aqvarelles :thumb435519070: Starks and Reeds by AngelaRizza Sansa Stark by bubug Sansa Stark 1.0 by elia-illustration Sansa Stark - Queen in the North by iamacoyfish Or maybe he'll give me yours. by alicexz GoT: House Bolton Charm by CadmiumCrab Pendant emblem at home Bolton by DenisPolyakov Roose Bolton, Lord of Winterfell by MihaiRadu Boy by f1x-2 Maege Mormont, a game of thrones tcg by Trishkell House Mormont by LiquidSoulDesign asoiaf, cover art by MarcSimonetti Victarion Greyjoy by dejan-delic Ironborn by LiquidSoulDesign You Must Remember Your Name by mustamirri The Kraken's Daughter by mustamirri Cersei Lannister cosplay by ThelemaTherion Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) by Lillyxandra Disney GOT Cersei Lannister by nandomendonssa Cersei Lannister by ThelemaTherion Rocking Lion by cabepfir Cersei Lannister portrait by ThelemaTherion Like a Sister by neomeruru asoiaf: Lannister Gold by MathiaArkoniel
dA love for everyone! #3dA love for everyone! #34 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: VianaArts :iconVianaArts:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
Perseverance, never giving up, methodical, audacious, thoughtful, insightful and never ending curiosity.
How did you found out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
I found out about DA when I was googling images for references and found out that many of them came from DA. I then joined be
Save Derpy Hooves!http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-studiosthe-hub-do-not-change-derpys-nameSave Derpy Hooves!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some butthurt parent told Hasbro that "derpy" was a negative term for mentally disabled, which is not the case.
They've taken down the episode in which Derpy speaks, and they're going to get rid of her completely.
Derpy is really the thing that makes Bronies proud. We created her, and now they're trying to take her away
Photography Weekly: Edition ThirteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirteen4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The quickest way to make money from Photography is to sell your camera"
Noticeably in the past few weeks, more and more people seem to be speaking up and making noise at the fact that aren't making money from their photography. There's no doubt about it - Photography starts out as a hobby. You don't one day pick up a camera and decide that you are going to be a pro and get given your first paycheck. It's one of those unique hobbies where you get a gentle introduction around age 10 with your first proper camera (haha) and the rest is History. Whatever you make it really. You can't say that about most professions.
Putting yourself out there is something I've been trying to hammer home the past week, you'll have noticed my ramble if you read last weeks edition of Photography weekly. Getting paid for it is another matter. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Sometimes, you might not get paid for what you do.
Skulls will come soon!I will start an event story called Skulls. It will feature 5 groups- Medici, Church, Eel's renege's, Anti-skullgirls labs, and the egrets. The style will be similar to Duality http://duality-oct.deviantart.com/ in rules and how it works. You can submit OC's to one of these groups, and you can do events and missions to build on the story and characters. The Story and Skulls itself is in production, but it will come soon! Things might change, be aware of that!Skulls will come soon!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
kitsune birthday contest (115 dollars in prizes)(sorry for my bad English)kitsune birthday contest (115 dollars in prizes)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
thank you very much for visiting this journal
This is a little drawing contest only for my friends and watchers
The objective of this contest is wish me a happy birthday
in the drawing using any of my original characters
or your original characters
Here are the rules to participate:
1-You can use my original characters and your original characters
Visit my gallery of original characters
2-the commissions for other users do not participate in this contest
visit my commissions gallery
3-Ask me first before making the drawing
(is just a precaution
maybe you chose a character from another user)
4-the ecchi and hentai are welcome in this contest
is optional in your drawing
5-the deadline is June 23 of the present year (my birthday XD)
the Prizes for winners:
1- 40 dollars or 3200 DA points for the first place
2- 30 dollars or 2400 DA points for the second place
*EDITEDAGAIN* *EDITED* PIXEL IDs??? GET!!!HOLY BAWLZ*EDITEDAGAIN* *EDITED* PIXEL IDs??? GET!!!8 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
Weekly Feature: Cinderellannn38Weekly Feature: Cinderella4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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So You Wanna Be A Model!So you wanna be a Model? This is how!So You Wanna Be A Model!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"People are always telling me I should be a model."
"I love having my picture taken: I'd like to try modeling."
Comments like this are very commonly heard in online photography circles, and offline, too. I wrote this article to answer a few of the more common questions and concerns about getting started as a model, and provide a little guidance to your first steps toward becoming one. It's a very brief and introductory piece: there are lots of entire books about modeling. This is just to give you a few ideas.
Hey, I think I could be a model...
Well, then, you probably could. Somebody out there would be overjoyed to take your picture. More than one somebody. I absolutely, positively guarantee it.
Stupid Mirror's Edge Mems-Comics LOLI just played in Mirror's Edge again and...idk why, but i made it XDDStupid Mirror's Edge Mems-Comics LOL2 years ago in Personal More Like This
November Winners and December ContestNovember Winners and December Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The votes have been counted and the winner of the November cosplay of the month contest is x-Crys-x!
jusnoneko will contact you about your prize in the next few days! ^_^ Congratulations!
And we have a new icon! The winners of the icon contest are
You will be seeing these pictures flash by in the icon for the next month! XD
Thanks to everyone who entered the contests! You all had amazing photo's!
Now on to the contests for this month.
It's nearly Christmas so we'd like to extent the festive fun and holiday spirit to our contest too! Please submit your Christmas themed photos to our Theme Contest Folder by 8th January.
Due to time constraints admins will decide on the winne