TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
18+ US Only
Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013 At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
Sphinx OC Contest (And Questions VIDEO!!!)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gERZnoLLdHY&feature=youtu.beSphinx OC Contest (And Questions VIDEO!!!)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
That right there is the link to my first Q&A video. Thank you all for asking so many questions! I'll be uploading more tomorrow and during the week, since I wasn't able to answer all of the questions this time around.
__________Official Sphinx OC Contest Information__________
Contest Dates/Timetable: October 1st to October 31st - Midnight to Midnight (EST)
Contest Theme: Create Your Own Sphinx Original Character
With the upcoming launch of my original manga, Sphinx (drawn by the wonderful WickedJuti), coming up on the horizon, I've decided to hold a full-fledged contest to help bring the community into the setting that I've created for this story. I also wanted to get a chance to support the amazing imagination that thrives here on deviantART, which has pushed me time and time again to continue my projects and pursue art. And by separating this contest into both v
c o l o u r b l i n d VWhen colours fade away...c o l o u r b l i n d V3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Connections by Wiggsly behind closed doors by crh
Nebel 1 by DennisSiegel Rome 131 by AlexGrifo Unlimited space by Kasperionis
Dirty by s27w beauty in decay by PsycheAnamnesis the sanctuary within by PsycheAnamnesis
Modern Spyware by Einsilbig On the way by kojotcement W A V E by fabriziotedde
Herfst by Mar-jus a goodbye by black0widow Endless by NeworldPhoto
korzenny rozkwit by Borlin :thumb326709751: :thumb326283342:
Trees Of Life II by cameraflou Knot by arturomonterroso Bubbles in black by BlueColoursOfNature
Eye Without a Sight by Osx86 :thumb329960799: driftnet by momcilo
breaking down by jonesblachowicz Hellnar Church by sensorfleck Quiet Storm by KrisVlad
Dreams are not what they seem to be by teyasaveleva :thumb317852068: streets soaked in madness by PsycheAnamnesis
:thumb331005980: The girl and the plant by RafalBigda Tronco e condito by martaraff
Light Leaks by DpressedSoul :thumb302846366: Pain by AlexCozaciuc
:thumb190178921: Film - XXXVIII - square fence by Picture-Bandit Discordia by DragonOfLust
long way 1 by laithy Little Stars by Chaerul-Umam Dont Hate Me by Ageel
Speculo by wchild Inception by arayo LIII by ambrosia3
Airborne by lostknightkg Morning Fog by ChromaticBokeh justine by Amberineswirlsofdust
I. AM. SUCH. A. PERV. XDDDOkay, so before I get to the pervy part I just want to say:I. AM. SUCH. A. PERV. XDDD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I AM SO SORRY FOR ANY OF YOU WHO ARE SCARRED FOR LIFE AFTER THIS JOURNAL. xD
lol I wanted to say that and also that I am currently working on the next chapters of both little reader series. Finally out of this total lazy-block and back to writing. OTL sorry it took so long lol
I also want to write some lemons. Like maybe a Japan or Greece lemon for my much needed dose of hetalia lemon?
But I know definately I want to write a lemon about that sexy sex god L from Death Note. xD I've seriously been trying to capture his character in a lemon for a month now and everything I've written is crap, so now I'm all "Challenge accepted, L. :iconchallengeacceptedplz:"
And I've also been thinking recently that I should write another Kuroshitsuji lemon for kicks. Like a Sebby one or maybe Undertaker? Maybe William? I haven't decided yet but I know I want to write one of those some time.
OKAY. NOW IF YOU ARE A TROLL OR ARE INNOCENT QUIT READI
Thank You Feature:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:Thank You Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
B-day Wishes Thank You Feature!!!
I wanted to say thank you! I have been really moved by all your birthday wishes
And I think the best way to thank you is to make a feature ^^
I'm really lazy (arghhh) and most of the time I think about making a feature... and got caught by life and finally not doing it. It's a shame because it's a real pleasure.
And I'm blessed to have so many talented and creative friends.
Since I decided to show 4 selected deviations it was finally hard to choose only 4! I hope you will enjoy my choices and this feature
I'm happy to know you!!!
(sorry for my broken English...)
Pooks!Behold the Pook Captain:Pooks!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This amazing-ness is made by:
Send hugs and love for :iconjapookins: as we might be sharing a table together at Anime North!
Expect to be able to purchase RA book 1 and book 2 if you attend Anime North in Toronto!
Send me a note if you're from Toronto and would like to cosplay as Captain, Snippy, Pilot or Engie at any local conventions- TCAF, Anime North, Wizard world comicon, Fan Expo, etc. (We will provide the costumes)
:iconjapookins: has a contest of sorts going which you can join if you be interested:
My Gratitude.Dear friends, I must thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your kind remarks and encouragements!My Gratitude.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you may know, a couple of days ago I was wrongfully accused for being a fraud.
I had to defend myself via my previous journal(http://jw-jeong.deviantart.com/art/About-the-Accusation-361795043).
To be truthful, I was afraid at first that people might fall for the accusation and join the rank against me.
I know that Internet could turn into a medieval place, where the witch-hunting mob put the innocent at the stake.
But you've all been so generous and considerate that not only you believed me, but also went as far as to defend me and back me up.
I am eternally grateful. Each and every one of you is the main reason why I keep painting, and I mean it.
As for the user AetasSerenus, I accepted his public apology http://aetasserenus.deviantart.com/art/A-public-apology-to-JW-Jeong-361830713
and removed him from my blocked users list.
I know it takes a real courage for one to acknowledge
Contest!!!!!!!Sound the trumpets, ring the bells, and shout it to the heavens!!! THERE IS A CONTEST!!! WHOOOOOO!!!Contest!!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT- about the contest - PRIZES
EDIT - participants - prizes
EDIT- DEADLINE (again) - objectives
So yeah, here's the scoop, folksies. Lulu is hosting a contest that will ring in the new story Undone which features all the characters and their shenanigans after the role plays in my gallery.
Here is a link to the comics involving the contest:
Draw Lulu in a partner pose with Quarter or Barrett (or all three together if you so fancy to do it).
The characters should be clothed in some sort of evil-esque, dark, or sinister fashion. (Just look around and find whatever may inspire you, redesign their cos
..::Somandi/ EssAgni/ ENDED...::Somandi/ EssAgni/ ENDED.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT V: I will be announcing winners sometime in the next few days. Prizes will be distributed sometime mid to late next week. I only get paid every other week, and I am out of cash, but prizes will be coming! So do not fret! Thank you so much for being patient, all! <3
Edit IV: Contest has ended, judging will take a couple of days due to my schedule (I work full time, and I really need to take some time out and look over each entry. I know there isn't very many entries. But I also need my other judge's help with it, so bare with me guys!)
Contest will be ending February 2nd!
Small prizes will be given out. Not REALLY small prizes, but enough to hopefully satisfy.
I am sorry but I am going to have to wait till next summer to hold a serious contest.
Unless for some strange reason everyone posts their entry before February 2nd then the prizes below will stay the same xD
Anywho. Please do not fret, those who have entered something
Digital painting tutorials PART_6And we at part 6 of digital painting tutorials. This one is about various subjects from painting fire, and elements in general to things like painting fabric, pearls, etc. Make sure to check the previous journals as wellDigital painting tutorials PART_61 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Strangers tutorial part1 by oioneStrangers tutorial part 2 by oionePearl, Bubble, and Gem Tutorial by SKTAF
Crystal tutorial by Azot2014Ice tutorial - Frozen Cherry by Azot2014Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypetWater Tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Fire, Stone and Water Tutorial by Black-Wing24scarypet's watery waves tutorial!! by scarypetIce tutorial by Azot2014Fire Tutorial by Azot2014
Stone Tutorial by Azot2014Boiling from inside by oioneMini rock tutorial by AomoriQuick Lightning Tutorial by Andantonius
Fur Tutorial by MinnaSundbergTutorial: Painting Sky in PS by ToySkunkVarious elements - tutorial by MinnaSundbergA VERY Basic Balloon Tutorial by cypherx
Clouds tutorial by MinnaSundbergVarious textures tutorial by MinnaSundbergEasy Water tutorial by rykyRealistic Lace Tutorial by Negshin
Tutorial 8 Beneath other skies by AquaSixioGemstone Tutorial by liigaChain Tutorial by liigaQuick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie
Leather Painting Walkthrough by nathierefraction by oioneTiny tips: Water: Reflections by RanarhTexturing and Painting Metal by Noise-Less
Inspiring ArtistI got this from :iconluleiya:Inspiring Artist8 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Choose at least 10 artists that inspire you and tell us why (I'll feature 13 because the list is endless!)
-Show at least 5 deviations from those artists that you love (I'll feature 3/artist)
-Tag at least 10 artists
:iconthesassyfox: Noragami Chibis!! by TheSassyFox Ichigo vs Grimmjow by TheSassyFox Bleach Visoreds by TheSassyFox Hakuouki Chibis by TheSassyFox
:iconduckyseeyou: Lucy Heartfilia by DuckySeeYou Bleach (FCChapter 1) Page 2 by DuckySeeYou _Lick your lips_ Ichigo and Rukia by DuckySeeYouBleach (Fan comic Chapter 1) by DuckySeeYou Rain_Girl by DuckySeeYou
PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingPE: Traditional Shading1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello. This is iDJPanda on the topic of shading!
When I usually start into the shading process of something, I always struggle to see which kind of technique I can use to give the piece of art the type of wow that I want. But just like anything, there are MANY ways to do it! This can help you use different shading techniques for different textures. I'm gonna give you a few different ways you can shade (Try to shake it up! ). If you have any other ways you shade, please feel free to tell me!
One of my favorite, in this technique of shading, you go against what all elementary teachers told you. You scribble! When you shade like this, you'll come out with something that looks like this.
Using circular motions, you generate different shades. Spending more time, swirling makes the certain areas you want darker, and the less you swirl makes the other areas lighter.
It's contest time!!The deadline is today at midnight!!!! Submit your work asap!!It's contest time!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(ps: someone want be a judge?)
Question: do you want to read here news about Pokémon (videogames, anime, manga... or not?)
1. Draw May/Haruka with a different adventure outfit (yeah, we want create her Kalos outfit XD)
2. Can be any type of artwork (traditional, digital, ect.)
3. Must be a new art
4. Be creative (XD)
5. Everyone can partecipate ^^
DEADLINE: 31 august 2013
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
All the people that want to participate send the work in the folder "Contest 2013"
please send me a note with the link of your entry XD
:iconseiryu6: :icondjsonic5: :iconskerpup:
- watch + lama + fav :iconseiryu6:
- draw by :iconzeaeevee:
- a request for the winner by :iconninja-me:
- Llama and a draw by :iconMizz-U:
- a draw by :iconTheElementOfMagic:
- a draw by :iconBubblyHiKaRi24:
Anyone can do drawings for the winners or give points?
Digital painting tutorials PART_2Hey all!Digital painting tutorials PART_22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_1 ! Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.
Alright, here we go, this is part 2. You can say its about general painting, but its mostly about painting faces I tried to cut down a little with thumbnails
Umm, before I forget, make sure to check this one out http://theartreferences.tumblr.com , Pencil-Stencil told me about it, and I found some really useful stuff there Part 3 will probably be about eyes, lips, skin and blending, and it will be up in a few days.
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, DonguriArt, Pencil-Stencil ty
sheppardarts () painting video:
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/noahbradley
melaniedelon () painting video:
You can find her brushes here: http://bit.ly/ifx-md youtube channel: ht
Legacy of The LensMar 22, 2013by techgnoticLegacy of The Lens2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a
GratitudeGratitude2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Nintendo 4DSForget the 2DS! This is better! The newly announced Nintendo 4DS. Good news from Nintendo just keeps on coming! So much Nintendo goodness! Wow, like just wow. Nintendo is on fire at the moment. A tech demo showed Pokemon Xandy being played on the 4DS, when you get hit by a Squirtle the 4DS squirts water at your face, when you get hit by a Charmander the 4DS burns your finger and when you get hit by a Pikachu the 4DS electric shock your fingers. Just make sure you don't let an Electrode do a Selfdestruct on you as your whole console will explode!Nintendo 4DS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
400+ Point Giveaway [CLOSED] WINNERS ANNOUNCEDWINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!400+ Point Giveaway [CLOSED] WINNERS ANNOUNCED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So... 52 deviants voted for 10 winners with 40 each so here are the winners
400 Giveaway Winners>> 40 each
1. #193: Nico-Di-Angelo-fan
2. #219: ToPendi
3. #115: cylcca
4. #138: Kirby-Tree
5. #288: Riuzez
6. #12: waiting-for-wings
7. #201: Anime-Luv-Forever
8. #129: LilForgottenAngel
9. #472: DaisyEli
10. #93: Zack-Ocs
Watcher Giveaway Winners>> 20 each
[Star!] [Star!] [Star!] [Star!] [Star!] [Star!]
for one who want to be a freelance artistfor one who want to be a freelance artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
also what is happening in 4 day? the 17th ( I hope to be back then, im really trying to get things done before....
you know, see you then)
The CRCP Mentoring ProjectMentoring Project @ CR Community Projects!The CRCP Mentoring Project9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here at CRCommunityProjects, we care about you and the community!
Welcome to our own project, the Mentoring Project!
This project aims to pair users who are experienced with projects and certain communities within dA.
There are many benefits to utilizing the mentoring program! Getting a mentor will help you learn more about your art community niche and how to set up projects and promote them effectively; becoming a mentor will help you do something wonderful for the community. Involving yourself in this project will hopefully lead to many lasting friendships!
This project, however, does not serve to be an art tutor style mentoring project, rather it focuses on the creation on projects, features, contests, groups, and resources!
Obtaining A Mentor
Please note us at CRCommunityProjects with th
RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTSIt has been one tough ride deciding the winner out of all the wonderful, imaginative, creative, story telling wonderful wonderful pieces. You can see all the entries here >> http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/41448679RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Challenge 6 - Angel/Evil - Top 5Congrats:Challenge 6 - Angel/Evil - Top 52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry for making you wait for too long. This challenge doesn't have much entries like last challenge but more quality entries. That makes me so happy it means somehow we are improving. Isn't it cool?
Now I would love to announce 5 top entries here:
:iconsirocco-rc: - :iconmollus: - :iconlu--24: - :iconYun-Afezeria: - :iconAeylan:
Trust me, I want to have top 10, not only 5 at this time so bad cause there are some very nice other entries too. That's why it takes me more than a week to choose top 5 ;^;
And for peoples who couldn't make it this time, please don't be upset. As the point of this challenge is not for winning but for improving and it's like a motivation for us to draw/work more on art .
Please never stop working and improving your skills. Well, I have to back to practicing more now too, ^^
Please don't forget to drop all loves for out wonderful entries: http://hellobaby.devianta