The Textures Feature Vol. IIHi everyone!The Textures Feature Vol. II1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, thank you for over 500 watchers! Can't really imagine that there's so many people who like what I do - but I am more than thankful for that. Also, thanks to the people who made donations in order to support my work here. When I opened that donation pool, I didn't think that there would be donations any time soon. But you surprised me and I don't really know how you thank you for that. Well, except saying thank you! It's a huge motivation for me to carry on with what I do. Now I hope this journal will be a small motivation for the artists featured here, too. Hope you will continue making amazing art!
The Textures Feature Vol. VHi everyone!The Textures Feature Vol. V1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for my textures feature again. I will be presenting artists and artworks to you which stood out to me while wandering around in the resources department these past weeks and months. Before I do, I'd like to use the opportunity to ask you if you'd be interested in other journal topics than just features. There's some things here on deviantart that bug me and since everyone has their own voice, it might me a waste not to use mine in order to talk about certain topics. I will certainly make a poll about this as well, but if you happen to read this, I'd be glad to hear if you're interested in reading about critical things like art theft, especially resources-related. Let me know in the comments!
Moving on to the textures feature:
This genious texture pack is made by crumbeling bath bombs! The textures are high quality black and white textures, offering the opportunity to coloring them in the
November's Feature: MercurycodeFeaturing mercurycode!November's Feature: Mercurycode8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So hard to choose who to feature this month! I've met some really awesome people on dA over the past couple of months, and one of the first people to stop by my page and say hello was Svenja. She's been on dA for over 6 years & is still very active in the community. She takes the time to keep making gorgeous textures & other resources, and everything she makes is of such high quality. Her rules are simple: 1. No redistribution 2. Give credit. Check out some of her latest textures.
I don't think you can meet a more easy-going person than her! She is so inspiring, and just wants people to make art and be creative. She reminds us that textures always surround us--in old rusty
Commission Information!Look at my commission status on Profile Page before asking!Commission Information!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
На русском здесь -> Commission information RUS
Please read carefully!
What I draw:
Official Sonic charactersSonic fan-characters
I won't draw:
NSFW themes / 18+ / violence / gore.More than 2 characters on the one picture.
Attention!: Commission with fan-character will not published on main DeviantArt Gallery. Upon customer request, the artwork can be uploaded into DA Scraps, DA Sta.sh, Tumblr, Pixiv or sent by e-mail.
You should have a reference sheet of your character
Tolkien Illustrator's First Aid Kit: ElvesWelcome to the Quenta Silmarillion, sit yourself down by the fire and hear the stories of old.Tolkien Illustrator's First Aid Kit: Elves5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Tolkien Illustrator’s First Aid Kit: Elves
Tolkien’s texts are notable for their abundance of characters, many of them mentioned perhaps only once, other playing very important parts in the stories. However, it is often very difficult to find any description of how those characters look, and this is what we, artists and illustrators, are usually most concerned with.
So here it is – Tolkien Illustrator’s First Aid Kit – a list of all those characters, whose physical appearance is mentioned in the texts, including The Silmarillion and The History of the Middle-earth.
To start with, the Elves. As we know, during the march from Cuiviënén t
Complete tutorial Series, ahhhh yeeahhHey guys! I've got something cool for you guys today, I think?Complete tutorial Series, ahhhh yeeahh2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Layerpaint.com has allowed me to post the tutorial I did for them up on my blog so I hope you guys check it out! Link below will take you there!
bluefley - blogspot tutorial
Part 3 now out! This complete the mini series, let me know what you guys think and if you like, make sure you share it with friends
How to Create Brush in PS!...in this week's tutorial!How to Create Brush in PS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Was super busy last week so couldn't do a video, but I'm back this week with lots of things to show, so stay tuned
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
Tips and Tricks (tutorials)All of my tips and tricks sheets:Tips and Tricks (tutorials)9 years ago in Personal More Like This
pencil crayon baics
the white pencil crayon
layering pencil crayons
digital colour basics
applying digital colour</b>
lighting (digital media)
basic digital textures
Appreciation and some advice for beginnersI have had this journal in mind for quite a long time, thinking I will find a time to write it down after I find a job (so that I can give 'advice' as a professional ). I've been less active in the past weeks since I was on a probation in a game company and I thought I would make it this time, unfortunately today I was told I have to go back to job hunting again. Anyway I'm not gonna wait any longer since some of my fellow deviants have been asking for advice for a long time.Appreciation and some advice for beginners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I start – my apologies if some points in this journal are not clear because of language, I am not a native English speaker.
I'm not giving these advice as a professional or an elite artist (I hope I was!), just sharing my learning experience and some personal understanding of conceptual design and arts. Please ignore or correct me if I got things wrong.
Ok. Some related information about myself – I studied computing at university, in my final year I found myself really lack of interests in programming or
Tuesday Tips #1 Photographing your Art:iconRising-Artists: is here to help you become a better artist not only by connecting you with thousands of artists, but by also challenging you to drive yourself further.Tuesday Tips #1 Photographing your Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now we would like to start helping you overcome some tricky problems that we all see happen quite often on DA!
In this issue, we are going to discuss Photographing Your Art
Lets Start by first understanding the basics to a great photograph:
General Rule of Thumb for composition of a photograph: Use solid/semi solid backgrounds with not too much detail that would draw the viewer's eyes away from the subject of the photo (for this same reason, do not have other items in the foreground.) Natural Sunlight is as good as it gets for physical three dimensional (non-reflective) objects.
For Jewelry, and any crafted object with glitter/sparkles/reflection - Use a lightbox/softbox with Sparkler Bulbs!!
When using fill lights or extra lights in a studio/room, be sure to set the White Balance
Am I ready to start freelancing?Hi,Am I ready to start freelancing?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art and providing that art... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
I earn my living as a freelance artist. Finding freelance work involves hours of work producing art, but also hours of work finding new jobs and corresponding with clients each week. It requires a certain amount of (artistic skill,) confidence, patience, organization, motivation, and perseverance. Some clients have a very clear vision for their project and can describe it well. Others are a bit disorganized or unmotivated requiring extra effort on my part (and some clients should just be avoided completely). Even if you
Unknown Art - supporting feature Vol.6Everyone starts off in a small way an with this feature I want to support art that deserves some more attention.Unknown Art - supporting feature Vol.63 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please take some time to have a look at these pieces, I'm sure there's something for everyone's taste.
Still green by the-little-boo movement II by sth22art
:thumb282603218: Sheenful by BarisE New-Old 7 by pagit
childhood by abhaygrewal Totally pink by the-little-boo Hippie Flower :DD by justineaton
Dry Blossoms by Igotdonuts Blue. by ya-ren tower bridge by Steeeffiii
Golden Pavillion 2 by elfullero A Bride's Real Smile by jannickefish Stand Out by justineaton
Embracing the elements by PeterJCoskun Serenity by gillamber01 I'm Coming Loose by incubusofapisces
Cleaning time by dukeofspade Into the light by diev47 Donaji 4 by 4liceg
Loving parents by UnrehearsedSplendour Being Sure by ShesABromide Sunset memories by morglin
Dobrogea2 by malaladanila chasing the sun by triaxtrooper lilac by JuliaDunin
the freshness of May! by iliushka Feuerwerk Koblenz by MrMeik Window, Cube And Dome 2 by skarzynscy
Introducing you COPYIntroducing you COPY, Dropbox's direct competitor.Introducing you COPY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's technically the same as Dropbox, but offers much more space at an initial 15gb of cloud space FREE.
So click this https://copy.com?r=veqtNG and it'll take you through my referral to the page.
Why through my referral?
Because when you sign up you get 15GB cloud space free.
But through a referrer's link, once you verify your email and then download & install either the Copy app or program, like dropbox, we both get additional 5GB on top of that.
Now, that's fun and most important more space for free!
Then after that you can introduce it to all your friends for similar results and you can rack up tons of 5GB per referral.
In case you missed the link, click this https://copy.com?r=veqtNG
Just to push up and let more people know about this!
By the way, I have quite a number of users who registered BUT have not install the app/program on their phone or computer, that means it's not a full process, and you won't get t
i may have forgotten how to writei want to pack up my things in the little red suitcase i saw at st. vincent de paul's a year ago. maybe in a new suitcase. maybe in my grandmother's. i'd take my laptop- no. i'd take a few notebooks. real cheap ones, not the leather kind everyone is so keen on putting in their hands. i'd buy the spiral kind, 90 cents at the store (the words are all i care about); a dozen black pens. i'd take five dresses from my closet, a few sweaters, all of my skirts. i'd take the t-shirts i have been given over the years, my favorite pair of shorts. i'd collect the stashed letters from lovers and myself and all those post it notes. i'd take my pentax slr and a few rolls of film. maybe some money. a passport. a sun hat, because it is going to be summer where i want to go. a pair of shoes, the only ones; the brown ones i wear all the time, because i only need a pair to get me where i am going. i'd bring a map. an atlas. a little black purse. i'd take the car my father promised me a year ago, as if iti may have forgotten how to write2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Unseen Stock - JanuaryThe new year started with many stock treasures!The Unseen Stock - January6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Please, if you like this journal, add it to your s so it can reach more people
Thanks, and have a great day !
Stock by La-Catalina Umbrella by stockmichelle
Ballerina Stock2 by CarrieGrr Stock by La-Catalina Jane Austen Inspired 16 by HiddenYume-stock
The Elementals - Duo 16 by HiddenYume-stock
Winter Goddess by Amarie-Tinuviel
Stock Favorites #2Like I promised, here goes some of my favourite stock images related with nature and diverse elements (png, cutouts, environment..)Stock Favorites #22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nature Stock : Chapter 1
pacific ocean 022 by peikestock
Elements Stock: Chapter 1
Window transparent PNG by AbsurdWordPreferredlantern png by camelfobia feathered broche png by camelfobia gem png by DoloresMinette
Angel Statue PNG 02 by neverFading-stockStone Doorway PNG by OrchidsInRuin Pre-cut Stone Gateway by presterjohnstock Kronos PNG Transparent Tube by Kylee29
white by LuckyStock Hat PNG 10 Points by MariaMurphyArt 4 Roses stock pack by YvaineGlareStock Miscellaneous Roses Stock by BloodMoonEquinox Butterflies png by AbsurdWordPreferred
Bridge PNG by EveLiveseywings 2 by RomanticFae Wing Stock 2 by Sh3ikha Lantern and candle - updated.. by chop-stock <
sorta important?read if you want, sorry, i dont like posting rants or vents because i know it makes people uncomfortable, i just need to get this off my chestsorta important?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
this was sparked by a conversation in class today about the derogatory usage of the f-word
not fuck, because.. i say that all the time
but, sorry if this is triggering to anyone, "faggot"
before i even knew what this word meant, it made me uncomfortable
its a horrid sounding, cacophonous word
it sounds so bitter and
that accompanies its meaning
faggot, as we all probably know, is used as an offensive term to homosexuals
its literal meaning is
"a bundle of sticks or twigs bound together as fuel"
you may be thinking, so what?
well, considering a faggot (the second meaning) would be used to burn homosexuals at the stake... yeah, it is a pretty awful word
whenever i hear it, or even read it, i cringe, and i know many others do
before i was even aware of my own homosexuality, it made me horribly uncomfortable
am i going to search every dA page for th
New Tutorial - Color Theory EP01!!Hey guys! Here is a new series I'm starting in parallel with the others where I'll be covering anything color related. It starts pretty basic but I have some cool stuff planned for this, hope you dig.New Tutorial - Color Theory EP01!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Class is in session
Paint Tool Sai Speech Bubbles TutorialFirst you need a new line art layer and to use the vector tools provided. Use the curve tool and edit tool to create your speech bubble shapes.Paint Tool Sai Speech Bubbles Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below in red is where to find the line art layer. Click it to create a new line art or Vector Layer.
On the new line art layer, click four points in a rought squared egg shape like below in the large red square. Use the curve tool to make this shape. The curve tool is marked in a little red box to the left of the image below.
Now select the edit tool. Then from the middle of each point, click and hold then drag outwards to create a new point and deform your shape into a rough circle. You may need to change between your edit options to edit the shape. Translate should be fine to do most of the shaping.
Then you can use the curve tool to ad the speech bubble tail. That's all there is to making speech bubbles in sai. Of course you can draw
Copyright and Art TheftOver these past couple years I have seen an increase in art theft scenarios. Or perhaps my increasing involvement in the Deviantart community has opened my eyes to it. Not only Deviantart, but on blogs and facebooks. Artists are at the mercy of the open internet and finding themselves in complex legal situations.Copyright and Art Theft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Who has the upper hand on who? Is it worth fighting back if a large clothing company from overseas has just mass produced my design, and I frankly do not have the money to defend myself?"
More often, I see small victories. More often, I see updates such as the companies have halted production of said design and works with the artists to come to some sort of agreement. But I'm very aware there are a lot of sad stories out there and unfair accounts.
I do believe most artists eschew the documented and official copyright process due to it's complexity. Here are some links I've dug up, in case people would like to take a look at the copyright process explained in simple terms:
"Love Like Sugar" Contest - CLOSED!The contest has now ended, and voting will begin tomorrow, March 23rd."Love Like Sugar" Contest - CLOSED!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks so much to all who entered! I am really excited to start voting!
~ Voting ~
The group will be putting up polls for each category, so our members can vote for the winners! Each poll will last a week, so that members have plenty of time to vote. Some of our categories have too many entries for polls. In this case, we will put up a journal and ask members to post their choices in the comments. The journals will contain more specific instructions.
I have taken the liberty of moving some of the entries into different categories to give the entrants better chances of winning. I apologize if this offends anyone, but I felt it was best for all involved.
Each participant was allowed 2 entries. I will be looking through each and every entry, so if I find more than 2 by any me
Color Theory EP 03!!Here is episode 3 of the series, this time I'm coloring an environment :0Color Theory EP 03!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Share & Subscribe, that would be awesome
Let me know what you guys think yo. -marc
Submission Guidelines and Publishing ContractIf you see anything that confuses you, or think I'm missing something, then please say so.Submission Guidelines and Publishing Contract4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will take artwork from pretty much any genre and type: prose, poetry, comics, you name it.
No limit on the length of poetry or stories, but I have time constraints, so longer stories are harder to read, so are less likely to be accepted.
Once I have published a piece of art, all rights to it revert to the creator.
Sex: it's normal, it's natural, having sex or nudity in your art will not disqualify it, but I will not publish pornography or erotica; at some point I may make an alternate mailing list for such work, but for the nonce I will not publish either.
Considering the previous paragraph, artwork touching on rape or pedophilia must handle the subject with delicacy
I reserve the right to not publish any artwork that I find personally offensive.
I will not edit your stories or other art, but publish them exactly the way you submit them. By the same token I will not fix typos.