Beauty as a Force of Energyby techgnoticBeauty as a Force of Energy3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Louie Schwartzberg has made it his life’s mission to use his cinematic artistry to raise the alarm for public awareness of the dire situation we are facing in the possible collapse of our taken-for-granted natural resources. The “colony collapse disorder” currently decimating our honeybees was the prompt for Louie’s new movie, Wings of Life, which at it's essence, is a love story that feeds the earth.
Disney is rele
Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!Hello, everyone!Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Surprise, surprise! I'm PizzaPotatoNBacon, and I'm using this tasty article labeled as "Small Surprise #2" to cover an equally surprising topic. A topic so surprising yet so indulging, you'll have no idea why they let an insane person like me write it. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to "Feedback Taboos"!
"What are these so called 'Feedback Taboos?" you are asking.
Giving Feedback on amazing artworks that don't need improvement
Giving Feedback on an art form you're not familiar with
Giving Feedback on Articles And Tutorials
Why are they considered taboos? Because they may seem 1. too hard to do, 2. too far-fetched, or 3. just outright pointless. Sure, not doing these taboos does not seem like a big deal, but it is. They are all helpful in a whole, yet rarely done, if not done at all. Feedback, as long as it's constructive and helpful, is good, regardless of the submission it was made on.
I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special)The story starts off with Lucy on a spring day walking around town with no one with her except the townspeople walking around going places. She starts thinking about all kinds of stuff. When will I see _____? I wanna see _______ right now. Where is that goddamn _____?!? All the blanks were Natsu, Natsu, NATSU! All Lucy could think about is her boyfriend Natsu Dragneel. But what Lucy hated about Natsu the most was that they never act like a couple. She loved him for who he was except because of that little tweak. She wanted to tell him but was far too embarrassed to speak up. Since she needed a break from Natsu she decided to go on a mission that she thought she could do by herself.I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Drawing tips - tutorialHello watchersDrawing tips - tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people ask me how I learned to draw and what tips I can give them! So I wrote a tutorial and hope it will help! Here are my tips for you to become a better drawer!
First of all a good drawing stands with good materials. Good paper (no copy paper) and good pencils. If you're not sure, the expensive ones are mostly pretty good! For graphite I use Staedtler Mars Lumograph and for colour Faber-Castell "Polycromos".You need to use different numbers of pencils: 4H for very light areas and 6B for the dark areas. A big contrast in a drawing makes a better drawing! You can't make a good drawing with one HB pencil. You need a 6B or 4B to create more depth in the drawing.Choose a good picture. The greatest drawer in the world can't make a good drawing from a bad picture. A high-resolution image is necessary to see all the details! Next to the high-resolution, it has to be an interesting picture. The result could be a beautiful drawing, however a boring image wouldn't attract a
Announcing the 2013 Valentines Day E-Marriages! Love is in the air!Announcing the 2013 Valentines Day E-Marriages!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Valentine's Day 2013 will soon bay upon us, so why not celebrate it #devart style with some e-weddings. lost-angle and Nyiana-sama have been blessed as Official Ministers of Peace by Fella, and they are looking to spread the love.
So, it's time to pick out your dresses and suits and shoes, choose your best man or bridesmaids, and find something-old and something-new. It also helps to find yourself a sweetheart partner to get hitched to as well - hopefully you already have someone in mind!
Please Note: There will be two sets of ceremonies in :#devart: on February 14th, one at 2pm PST (click here to find your local time) and at 5pm pst (click here to find your local time)
THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARSYou know that green ellipse tool that you bought in art school? Do you know how to use it for something other than oval shapes? Do you know what those "cross-hair" marks are for? And do you know how to use it for technically correct perspective drawings?THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TOO many comics artists don't, and it's driving me crazy. So instead of starting a blog that starts showing examples and naming names, I figured it was better to make a quick tutorial. And this isn't just for cars but also for guns, fire hydrants, and millions of other machined objects found in comics.
If you go through this and you're still stuck, please don't write to me. I'm happy to show you at a convention to make it clearer, but within a blog this is the best I can do. Check out "Perspective for Comic Artists by David Chelsea" for more.
Cars are a whole lot easier to draw if you know how to properly use perspective and ellipses. The more familiar you are with the math, the more fun it is to draw cars. Once I figured out th
Watercolor Techniques IIWatercolor Techniques IIWatercolor Techniques II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). Current series of articles is focusing on painting methods, previously published Watercolor Techniques I article can be found HERE. I sincerely hope these will motivate some of you to try something new and wish you all happy painting!
Wet-into-wet is another versatile and popular technique where watercolor, or water, is dropped onto a wet surface. This i
M/A Project Edu Week: Interview with omocha-sanManga and Anime Project Educate WeekM/A Project Edu Week: Interview with omocha-san3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. What type of Media do you use to draw on?
- I use Paintool SAI to draw, Photoshop Cs3 to edit.
2. How do you start your pictures? Do you plan them out first or do you just draw and see where it gets you?
- It depends. Most of my works are commissions. So if the ideas are given by the commissioner, and mostly if there are background and such, I sketch out ideas accordingly. Composition, perspective and such.
For big pictures I normally don't do just one sketch. I have more than 1 options, or just sketch out as much as possible until I am satisfied with the composition/basic ideas. Then I start doing a more detailed sketch, and more detailed sketches if needed before starting with the lines.
If it's just a simple picture like drawing of a character with no ba
Art History - Customisation Needs YOU!!:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:Art History - Customisation Needs YOU!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Art History Project is exploring the origins of the Art we produce today and each month we focus on a different genre.
March will be Customisation Month in ArtHistoryProject!
This is an umbrella Gallery that covers-
Digital Dolls Emoticons Icons Skins & Themes Visualizations Wallpaper
So, what kind of things are we looking for?
Articles on artists, equipment and stylesBios of notable ArtistsFeatures of Art here on dAInterviews with dA ArtistsHosted Chats on different methods or a Q&AMini ContestsInput from the various Groups
And how do you get involved?
Watch the ArtHistoryProject Group
Decide what you want to doHave a look at the Sign-up sheet and comment with what you will be doing and the dateYou will get confirm
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 43 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special Part 3)Natsu: Uggh, I can't believe I'm asking you this but I need tips.I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special Part 3)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gray: On what?
Gray: Uhh, why?
Natsu: You know that mission that you went on with Lucy and then you and Juvia started going out. Well you know already that I'm with Lucy. But she seems annoyed by me.
Gray: Natsu, it's because you never pay attention to her and don't listen to what she has to say.
Natsu: What are you talking about?
Gray: You saw how me and Juvia were all up on each other?
Natsu: Yeahhh . . . .
Gray: Well I'm not sure if you saw it but I did. Lucy was blushing lightly that's how I thought you never pay attention to her.
Natsu: What? I always pa--
Gray: No you don't. I have never seen you talk to her at the guild except for when you want to go on a job and you're always talking to everyone except her. You don't even go on dates !
Natsu: I was--
Gray: What!? You were going to ask her on a date ?! I don't think so. Lucy told me that you guys were dating for 3 weeks and you didn't ask her on one
Insidious Chapter 2 Semi-Finalists AnnouncementIn the Insidious Chapter 2 Contest, we challenged you to create artwork depicting seemingly everyday situations that can terrify us to our very core, a twist to "normal" daily experiences that suggests danger is always closer than you think.Insidious Chapter 2 Semi-Finalists Announcement3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Our judges had the terrifying task of selecting the top twenty-five artworks, which will now be sent to Insidious Chapter 2 director James Wan to select the final three winners. Congratulations to the 25 Semi-Finalists below!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
Three-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART points
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Their Faith ..Their Faith .. Part 1Their Faith ..3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It was a normal day in Fiore. A girl with blonde hair walked through the city with a ring with golden and silver keys hanging into her brown belt.
She was dressed with a white blue jacket shirt and a blue skirt that danced with the wind and maked it flip up sometimes.
She haved desided to find it. The guild she have always dream to be a part of. Fairy Tail.
She shudder of pleasure in her whole body when she just thought about it. That guild was something special with and she just couldn't even stand to be in another guild then this one. She smiled for herself and continue walked by some selling markets stands who was beside the roads in Fiore.
She knew that no one here know about her identity.
She had run away from home 7 years ago and still not even come home once. She hated her home. It was not a home in her eyes.. It was like a empty prison and she was the capture inside it behind doors and walls.
She shivered of disgusting when memories of her childhood
Their Faith ..Their Faith part 3Their Faith ..3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Lucy run so fast she could and felt her heart was beating fast inside her chest.
Finally! Finally she will get someone from that guild to help her join it !
Lucy stopped at the big crowd around the man who was the famous salamander of Fairy Tail.
No one know how he looked like because when the photgrapher wanted to take a photo on him, he burned them or started to fight. So no one exacly know how he looked like, exept the guild members in Fairy Tail.
Lucy heard a dark voice talking to the girls and she felt her heart pumped faster. She felt her legs start to shake and she was like in a trance and walked forward to the man who was the famous Salamander of Fairy Tail.
She saw that he was black haired and have some wierd mark over his left eye , some blue thing or was it black?
Lucy didn't care , all she could see was him and she felt hot all inside her body.
The Salamander looked at her way and winked at her and she fell like a stone for him.
- Oh I am so sexy .. yeah
I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special Part 9)Lucy: (Runs all the way to her home really fast and locks the windows and her front door) (Breaths really fast)I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special Part 9)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Natsu: (At her window) Lucy!! (Knocking on the window) Lucy!! (Knocking on the window again) LUCY!!!!!!!!
Lucy: (with a annoyed tone) What do you want!?!?!?
Natsu: I have to talk to you. . .
Lucy: I have nothing to say.
Natsu: Come on Lucy.
Lucy: No comment.
Lucy: No comment.
Natsu: I have to tal--
Landlady/lord Idk: Hey you. GET DOWN FROM THERE SHE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK TO YOU
Landlady/lord: I'MMA CALL THE POLICE NOW GET DOWN FROM THERE.
Natsu: Okay then. . . . . . (Runs and goes to Fairy Tail)
Lucy: (Starts crying) Waahhhhh. . . . . . . . .
I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special Part 6)They both kept kissing until the pot that Lucy was cooking food in overflowed with water.I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special Part 6)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lucy: Oh my goodness. Natsu help me clean this up.
Natsu: Okay (Cleans up all of the mess)
Lucy: Now Natsu, can you get some drinks from Mira? I already called her and payed. Just ask her for it.
Natsu: Okay (About to jump out of her window)
Lucy: Natsu wait. (walks over to him and gives a quick kiss on the lips) Now go (:
Natsu: Mmhmm (: (Goes to Fairy Tail)
Mira: Oh you're just in time, Natsu
Natsu: Yeah, okay. Where's the drinks?
Mira: Right here. (: Now go have fun on your date.
Natsu: Thanks, Mira!
Lisanna: Oh where are you going Natsu?
Natsu: I'm going on a date with Lucy.
Lisanna: Well, I went to your house yesterday last night and didn't see you. Where were you?
Natsu: Uhh, umm
Guys At The Guild: Oooh.
Wakaba: Haha, he was probably at Lucy's house. Haha
Macao: Yeah, getting laid, haha
Elfman: That's what a man does. Haha
Lisanna: Well? Don't tell me what Wakaba
I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special Part 5)Lucy: Umm I didn't agree to this.I'm Right Here, Natsu ! (Nalu Special Part 5)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Juvia: Then Juvia asks if you will agree.
Lucy: Uhh, sure?
Juvia: Yes ! Juvia's mission is successful !
Natsu: Wait whhat about me? o.0
Juvia: You agreed to Gray-sama.
Natsu: So this is what you were talking about !!!
Gray: Uhh yeah. So both of you go and get ready.
Lucy: Wait where are we going?
Juvia: Umm, Juvia thinks you should ask Gray-sama.
Gray: We're going to the park and we're gonna have a picnic. o.o
Lucy: Umm, okay?
Gray: You guys are in charge of food and drinks. Me and Juvia are gonna find some stuff.
Lucy: Like what?
Gray: Uhh, me and Juvia are gonna go. Kbye. (Him and Juvia run away)
Lucy: Come on. Let's go Natsu. You can't go on the date tomorrow looking like that.
Natsu: Uggggggghhhh. I hate going to shops.
Lucy: Come onnnnn
Lucy: I'll pick it out. Okay, Natsu! (:
Natsu: (Thinking) I don't want Lucy to be sad. And she looks really happy. (Talking out loud) Kay, Lucy. Whatever you want, babe. (:
Lucy: Yay ! (:
Word Wars: Instructions, Tips, FAQWhat is a Word War?Word Wars: Instructions, Tips, FAQ3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a friendly competition to see who can write the most in a set period of time. This can be over the course of a month with daily interval updates, or over the course of a few minutes with instant results.
In a chatroom setting the game is fast paced fun with the timer set to a few minutes and participants compete in several rounds. Speed writing is key!
This is the standard way the Chat Tour hosts a Word War. If you are hosting your own Word War game you can modify these rules and timers for your own purpose, but be sure to inform all participants of the variations before you start! (Please note: this is not an invitation to steal this journal text.)
Step by Step Instructions:
1. The host will tell everyone to prepare for the round, and allow a minute or two for participants to open their word processor of choice.
2. The host will set a 15 minute timer.
3. The hos
Give a Gift + Get a Gift II/CLOSEDUpdate 12/27Give a Gift + Get a Gift II/CLOSED3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I want to thank everyone who has participated in my second giveaway for the month of December. I aim to make the next once much more successful with a few more perks (when I'll have the time, I'm not really sure! Money's so tight.), but I can't wait to make another person smile with what I'm able to give them. Take care everyone, and thanks again!!!
And for my fellow commissioners, keep doing a splendid job and always do your best even when it seems no one is looking. Believe in yourself!
Happy New Years to all!!!
:iconnotdamien: - a regular commissioner, has featured their previous transactions in their recent blog with a helpful incite on what makes a great commissioner, and the type of quality one can seek, even at an affordable price - all the while giving the artists she bought, a generous spotlight. More info on that
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This Means War (Nalu Special Part 1)One summer day, Natsu Dragneel and his girlfriend Lucy Heartfilia were walking down the road to Fairy Tail. He had some bad news on his mind to tell his girlfriend but didn't know how to tell her. So he decided to tell her straight forward.This Means War (Nalu Special Part 1)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Natsu: Hey Luce. . . (He started calling her that ever since the last fanfic)
Natsu: I got some news to tell you. .
Lucy: What is it?
Natsu: Well there's these people and they asked me to go on this mission by myself for three days, I think.
Natsu: Somewhere out of Magnolia. They said I could bring Happy cause they know I can't stand transportation.
Lucy: To do what?
Natsu: To save these people from this dragon. They wanted the best dragon-slayer in Fairy Tail to come so they picked me.
Lucy: So I won't see you for three days? )':
Natsu: It's okay, Luce. I asked Warren to do telepathy for us so I could talk to you.
Lucy: Aww, I'll still miss you though.
Natsu: I know. I'll miss you too during those three days that's starting
The Darkness II Contest TweetThe Darkness II Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw a page for
the 100th Issue of
The Darkness comic!
Read Official Rules »
In the new game, "The Darkness II" by 2k Games, it's been two years since Jackie Estacado took his revenge on those who killed his girlfriend and became the Don of a New York crime family. A strange and terrible power called The Darkness has remained locked tightly inside him, but now it's ready to come out once again.
Let your own inner demons out to play and join Jackie in his brutal internal battle against The Darkness by drawing a
three-panel comic using the script created by Top Cow writers.
Become a pro by winning and have your three-pan
Why are we slower?About a month ago I finally got to meet an art hero of mine, Klaus Janson, a well known pro who's been in the industry for over 30 years. A mutual friend introduced us, and we hit it off right away. The group of us went through the Village hitting pub after pub, and soon I was drunk enough to ask Klaus something that had been bugging me.Why are we slower?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked him if modern comic artists are, on average, slower than we used to be. He said yes, and I agreed.
From the Golden Age until the 80s, pencillers were generally expected to turn in at least two pages a day, while an inker was expected to turn in around 3-4. There were a handful of exceptions, I'm sure, but most of the artists could pump out pages like human printing presses. In the current comic industry, it's completely reversed: while a handful of artists can still hit this speed, the vast majority can't. Pencillers today struggle to produce a page-per-day, while inkers (those who still ink with ink) are hitting around 2.
So what happened? I'v