SenshiStock License AgreementAKA THE RULES! ^o^SenshiStock License Agreement4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Stock Rules Update* a minor change in stock rules concerning book covers and commercial projectsStock Rules Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What are "Stock Photos" and can I use "Stock Photos" in my submissions?
You must follow these rules if you want to use my stock:
1. Always credit me and provide a link to my page.
( Example: Model :iconKuoma-stock: or :iconKuoma:
Example: Model : Janna Prosvirina www.kuoma.deviantart.com )
You must respect this rule if you post your work off-site. If you can not add a link to my page for some reason you must mention my name Janna Prosvirina in the description. Credit is not needed on selling sites such as Etsy, E-bay, etc.
2. Always send me a note or an e-mail with a link to your work. I want to see what you did. Note that I reserve the right to ask you to remove any artwork made with my stock that does not fulfil the requirements stated in my stock rules.
3. Respect the models and don't use the stock images for anythi
Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.Necks for anatomy practice3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with ⬅ are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
How I ImproveNot really a tutorial, but I pretty much talk about how I improve in my art in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msfFdSA94PYHow I Improve1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and ArtWith movies like Avengers, Brave and Hunger Games, 2012 seems to be the Year of the Archers and many artists have already been inspired to create their own archer characters.A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're thinking about having one of your OCs pick up bow and arrow (in writing or drawing) or you're a stock artist who wants to create some decent archery stock, I hope this little guide helps you understand the wonderful thing that is archery.
First and foremost, a little disclaimer: For this article I will mainly draw from my own experiences over the past few years. I am what you'd call an intuitive or instinctive archer, which roughly comes closest to medieval-styled archery. At the moment I'm shooting a modern Samick bow (without stabilizer or sights) and am in the process of making my own recurve bow out of robinia wood (similar to a few bows you can see in my gallery).
However, in archery there are many styles and differences in material used, draw, stance, finger position etc. – it all depend
Gallery Descriptions Month - The RoundupGalleries monthGallery Descriptions Month - The Roundup8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Galleries Description month was full of epic articles and a lot of hard work went into each and every one of them courtesy of the Community Volunteers. This article is a roundup of everything published during the last month here at projecteducate and hopefully has helped a lot of you when it comes to understanding the descriptions of the galleries here and categorising your work. Huge thanks go to all involved who made this past month a success! We also held a A Contest of which the results will posted within the next week. Well done to all who entered - judging has commenced!
Animals, Plants and Nature
OC Love Meme (Uke edition)Tagged by SarahtheCatlove :ICONSARAHTHECATLOVE:OC Love Meme (Uke edition)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Choose 1-4 of your OCs to answer the questions
Credit owner (Sophiecinders14) ....??? idk what to do here e3e
Tag 2-4 people when you're done
No tag backs
No shouting at me for the questions. I've only done this for people who want a laugh, don't look if you don't enjoy this kinda thing.
Have fun ^^
[Characters were chosen randomly, but they all happened to be male, gay and UKE, so this shall be called an ''Uke edition''. Tell me if you want a ''Seme edition''!]
Q1. Alright, before we start introduce yourself. What's your name?
Plot: My name is Plot Jeremy Alphonse the Vampire. I'm told to be the prince of Vampires of the Hell...
Ice: *smiles sweetly* My name is Ice the Hedgehog, nice to meet you~
Stupid: *a little nervous smile* I-I'm Bakayaro, but I prefer to be called by the English version of my name, Stupid...
Jerry: Jerry ''Doom'' the Fox, nice to meet you~ *smiles friendly*
Q2. Nice name. A
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
Kaleidoscope Dating Sim 2 GuildEdit: OKAY, it's been at least a year since I wrote this and I'll make a few things clearer:Kaleidoscope Dating Sim 2 Guild3 years ago in Personal More Like This
YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE PERSON YOU'RE GOING AFTER ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OF THEIR GIFTS. ALL OF THEM; NO EXCEPTIONS. FINISH THEIR DIALOGUE AND GIVE THEM ALL OF THEIR GIFTS. THAT'S HOW YOU GET THE BEST ENDING. OTL
THIS WILL SPOIL THINGS FOR YOU SO DON'T READ IT IF YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GAME FOR YOURSELF.
I DON'T OWN Kaleidoscope Dating Sim 2 because I'm not that awesome. The game is by :iconnummyz: and you can go play the game on dressupgamesjr.com .
You play as Soffie stuck in the Dream World and you must find a soul mate to escape or else you're trapped forever. This guild will not cover every question, but will help you determine how to get which of the several different ending you want to see. There are 30 days which gives you plenty of time to pick the right answers, but only for ONE character's path. You can start another's path, but it's extremely hard to get the best endin
The Six Questions for Rewriting I have a book on writing! http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-To-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C/refd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EBPNWS0SC846Z737DYE Go buy it.The Six Questions for Rewriting9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve been doing rewrites a lot lately, and for each chapter I do, I sit down and write these seven questions on the back of the last chapter page. Every. Chapter. (And I just did all 52 some-odd chapters of Mark of the Conifer last night.) If you can answer these questions with one sentence or so, you are in good shape to do a good rewrite. If you are rambling, writing paragraphs, you are losing focus and probably have too much going on in the chapter. You probably need to break things up, remove or cut elements, or move them to more appropriate places. These questions are supposed to help you declare a goal for each chapter, nail down what you’re going for, and help you keep in mind while you rewrite.
All the Literature Educate! Updated 26/02All the Literature Educate!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Over the past few years, projecteducate has worked hard to provide educational articles for various art forms. Within literature, we've seen our fair share and over the past 2 years we've used our own group CRLiterature to manage these articles to ensure as much of the community can see them. However, sometimes we miss people and that's a shame because the articles we've written as a community have been pretty spectacular and still valid today.
So to help people pick up the articles they may have missed, here is a list of them all! This is a great chance for you to read what you may have missed, or tag your friends who may find them useful!
Most Recent First
Publishing Week: March 2015
COMING SOON! Make sure you watch CRLiterature & projecteducate for articles!
Lit Basics Week: July 2014
tutorial sketch advice thingThis is more advice than a tutorial. It's like... a sketch of a tutorial. Mostly because I feel like the word 'tutorial' is kind of presumptuous, at least if I use it; I'm not trying to insist my way is the right way! (And also because I don't have nearly enough examples/pictures yet. ) This is some of what I've learned over the last several years. Also some basics, because I can't go into any more detail until those are covered. Mostly focusing on color.tutorial sketch advice thing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And some of it, if I had learned (or paid attention to it) sooner, it would have sped up my progress. So hopefully it could work as shortcuts for people, if you hear anything new... or as inspiration... I'm not saying it can't be done other ways! But this is what I've found works for me. If you've already found a technique that works for you--congratulations!!
Now, I may be among the least-qualified people to address background-painting techniques, but I can at least share what I know in regards to color
Tutorial - How to draw handsHey guys, new week, new tutorials!Tutorial - How to draw hands10 months ago in Personal More Like This
In case you haven't already, go checkout CUBEBRUSH.COM and subscribe for free, lots of awesome free content on there plus an amazing community of artists
Here's a overview:
PE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style Basic notions for drawing heads and facesPE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome back everyone! Today I'm going to teach you the basics of drawing a face. Before I start, I want to clarify that this is the way I do it, but there are a thousand other methods that you can follow, make sure you understand the concepts and apply them the best you can, you don't have to stictly do it like I do, develop your own way and keep on learning!
Many artists suggest using circles to start sketching the head and the body but... I don't use them. I've never used them. I tried using them in the past and it only resulted in messed up lines and strange-looking faces and heads. So I dropped the circles. If you feel comfortable using them, I bow to you and I encourage you to keep using them, but I'm afraid you won't see any circles in my tutorial
Steps, Tips & Tricks when drawing Faces for beginners
See bigger version in sta.sh http://sta.sh/02a057y5vj
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics WeekPE: Literature Basics Settings9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
Photographing People on your TravelsPeople & Portrait PhotographyPhotographing People on your Travels9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Trying to photograph people within a country other than the one you are accustomed to can bring a whole new set of difficulties far beyond lighting, composition and frame. Here are a few tips that I've personally learned along the way which have not only inspired me to get out there and photograph more people, but also to approach new people and become more confident..
It's very important that you learn the customs of a country so as not to offend anybody when attempting to take or request their photograph. There are often many street entertainers in big cities and musicians that busk and request the odd coin or two. Don't make the mistake I did in Belgium, and request a photograph of a street performer and expect to give nothing in return! Putting a few coins of local currency their way will always be welcomed. Equally it's important to know when it's okay to take photographs, and when not. There were particu
How To get PublishedOr be Satisfied when You Aren'tHow To get Published1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
A Beginner's Guide
Poetry publication is awash with literary magazines, internet journals, print-on-demand presses, vanity presses, indie presses, and major publication houses. So many options! It's a lot to navigate. But before we delve into the 'How-To's,' it's important to understand the 'Why.'
I'm talking about the the Big Why, the biggest WHY after 'Why write poetry?' Which is, of course, 'Why are you publishing your poetry?'
"BECAUSE!" I hear you shouting.
But that's not the best answer. You'll be happier, or at least more content with the results of the following advice if you understand your motivations behind the urge to publish. What specifically do you hope to achieve?
How to Succeed in Poetry Without Really Trying
If, for example, you want your poems out in the world, in a place people might read them; if you want to be able to say that you're a published poet; if you're not feeling great a
ARE YOU AFRAID TO ERASE?Come on, admit it -- do you inwardly still believe that "erasing" is a sign of defeat for an artist? Even though most of you KNOW, intellectually, that erasing is an important part of the drawing process, don't some of you still put pressure on yourselves to get it right "the first time?" Don't you sometimes feel that your drawing might have turned out better if you did several roughs, instead of trying to finish it on the first try, but you are too critical of yourself to look at a drawing that shows some re-draws and erasing-shadows?ARE YOU AFRAID TO ERASE?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's an experiment you can do:
Draw a picture of a person in a side view - the head or the entire figure, it doesn't matter. With this drawing, try to make it perfect the first time. You're not allowed to erase. When you've completed the picture, stop. Don't make any adjustments.
Now, start a new, second drawing. But this time, you CANNOT, no matter how well it comes out, use this as a finished drawing. And you have to erase three different portions of
$20-30 sketches. chibi/waist up [Closed] :3Hey hey,$20-30 sketches. chibi/waist up [Closed] :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
just doing a handful sketches on the side to help me pay some bills this month. :>
If interested, send me a note with a reference to your character (if you don't have art, please link me photos of outfits, hair or actors etc that come close!) and a few lines of mood/motif/details you wish I include. :3 If I accept, please pay the full amount via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to mention your DA name so I know who it's from!
Chibi fullbody: $20 // additional characters: +$10
Waist-up sketch: $30 // additional characters: +$20
(If you are willing to wait longer, I am able to do lines/colours as well. just send me a note with your request and I will give you a quote.)
I will draw your character in pencils and then scan it at 300 dpi and send you a download link when it's done. ^3^
#13 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [19.06.2013]Casual#13 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [19.06.2013]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
June by YulchaNyan Christina 3402 by smoke-dymok
Trains III by zixon :thumb378095667: Asian Soul III by EmreKaanSezer
:thumb368487422: Reflections Are Protection by MissSouls She's running and she can't stop by Snowfall-lullaby
Wet Wild and Go! by G1Photography ZigZag by BenHeine Antix 3 by silverwing-sparrow
surrendered and lost by Snowfall-lullaby It could have been a violin. by Temperate-Sage :thumb372902876:
Gentle Art Of Making Enemies by CrowsReign Freckle by PavelLepeshev Keirra by RejeanBrandt
Kristy by cbyn :thumb254709994: Nataly Y. by cbyn
Natasha by Marija-Buljeta Myranda by Enigma-Fotos Bandanna-rama by 1sammyfan
Believer4 by Cafeauvanilla Wilde One by HamidQureshi :thumb327949030:
:thumb357759117: soraya by wahyuwara Wild Child by Elfyah
:thumb374960613: When I Stop To Think Twice by xeneras Annali - blue bikini on sand 1 by wildplaces
:thumb370492063::thumb375827035: Annali - bikini mirrored 1 by wildplaces
Mija: Gray Tee I by tom2001 Fading with Tatiana #1 by NookieCutter Come get it by BW-999
For The Faithless by H0LL0W25 :thum
Publishing Resources List Totally overwhelmed? Start here!Publishing Resources List4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Make sure you the news article!
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going t
10 Tips to help you improve your photography.Trying to keep the terminology as basic as possible to help beginning photographers improve. Have any other tips besides the ones listed? Post them!10 Tips to help you improve your photography.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Are these tips helpful to you? I am saving toward premium membership, which will allow me to create even greater tips for you guys. http://uriahgallery.deviantart.com/?givepoints
1.) If the composition isn't good and there are a lot of distractions, a tip that I had received when first starting out was to look though the viewfinder as if it was the final print. Having that sort of mentality should help you improve in your compositions.
2.) Look at the subject in the photo. Is it interesting? Is it of something that everyone makes a photo of? If you're not liking your photo because of the subject, it may either be not interesting or is interesting, but with bad composition.
3.) Bad lighting. An underexposed photo will almost al
Open Commission *update*I'M OPEN FOR COMMISSIONOpen Commission *update*4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to commission me, offer, just send me note.
*updating commission prices*
I DRAW :
- Original Character
I DON'T DRAW :
- Monster, Mechas, Gore
- Additional Chara (+US $30)
- Additional (detailed) BG (+US $35)
- Ecchi pict (+$25-$40)
*Full Body $25
- NO Strict deadline
- You should give me references, or give me the explanations / details of the commission.
- I'll give you one chance to do a correction for the sketch/lineart before I'm going to finished the work.
- I'll give you a thumbnail after the work's done, then you can pay me through my paypal account (entitled :
Great wing reference.Reposting :iconsagegoat:'s original journal. The reference photo is nice! I think it's might be relevant to a few of my watchers.Great wing reference.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For all of my avian-inclined friends. I found this photo on Flickr and it is AMAZING reference for bone structure, and how feathers attach and sit on a bird wing, especially in flight: http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.flickr.com/photos/texaseagle/5392231136/sizes/o/in/photostream/