ART Q an A Answers!Okay so I've gotten some questions that needed answering. Alright here we go!ART Q an A Answers!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creating Clean line art
What I do to help have clean line art is, after I finish doing a ruff sketch of the character or whatever I'm drawing, I lightly erase the sketch to the point where it's not very visible, but I can still make out the imformation.
Then after that, it's just building value over and over on some of your lines to help make the line art bold. Here's an exable of what the results look like I hope that helps answer that question.
How to get out of a "Creative Slump"
Ah the Art Block question. How to get out of your creative slump. Well, what I like to do whenever I can't draw, is I like looking for things that will inspire me, looking at some of my favorite comic artist work, sketch books, video game art books, drawing vi
SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?Every single cosplayer in the world has one painful problem that we can all relate to: we're always broke. Always.SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fabric, thread, machines, paints, wood, tools, thermoplastics, LEDs, mould castings, brushes, dyes, wigs, make-up, contacts, boots, prosthetics, convention tickets, travel expenses, luggage, skin care, gym... the list goes on and on. Every single cent we earn, we constantly throw it all back into making our beloved costumes and feeling good for a few hours while stressing for months prior-hand. Non-cosplayers may not get it, but we do. For us, it's not a sacrifice. The chance to hone our creative spirit and create something from nothing is a rewarding life experience. Some think that the cost of an outfit is more valuable compared to medication and psychological sessions.
But like it not, we've all gotta come to a conclusion that the hobby must come to an end for us one day, and to have some money saved up for your next step in life is a greater advantage than having nothi
The Stock Market - No. 1The Stock Market - No. 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I.
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
COSPLAY =/= CONSENT, HOWEVER.....I think all cosplayers have been brought to the attention of the latest fad sweeping every convention, forum, blog, vlog, and practically everywhere else... the whole "cosplay =/= consent" thing.COSPLAY =/= CONSENT, HOWEVER.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do I support this ideal? Absolutely. Everyone who knows me knows I do, considering I own a pair of boobs and all that comes with being a woman.
However, this trend had caught the attention of feminazi's [feminist nazi's, aka. flailing vaginas] who are taking matters far and beyond and making rules of their own, even attacking individuals who say they've gone too far. Now this, I don't stand for.
But here's what I stand for...
I'm a cosplayer. I choose to cosplay.
I choose which cosplays I'd like to make.
Nobody forced it onto me. It's my decision.
My decision to cosplay a certain character inevitably affects how people look at me, whether they adore my character, barely look at me, or stare at all my flesh.
As said above, I chose to wear that costume. My choice.
Everyone is equal at convention
Gouache TutorialTaken from my Tumblr blog.Gouache Tutorial4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As promised, here is a step by step of the gouache painting for the chapter 3 cover of Starcrossed. I was working on it last night and began to get a little tired so I stopped. I plan to finish the pic later today and will post the rest of the progress in a second post.
I posted the original in a previous post. The drawing is ink on 11" x 14" (27.9 x 36.5 cm) bristol paper. It's a nice and heavy weight paper that, aside from a little curling, stands up to gouache nicely.
I suppose I should start with a little introduction to gouache (rhymes with "wash"). There's a few reasons I wanted to use it, firstly as a little personal challenge. I don't use it very often. When I use traditional media, it's usually in the form of acrylic paint which is a different beast entirely.Secondly, well, I just happen to have a lo
Super Smash Bros. Icon Plz Accounts.I made some new plz accounts for anyone who wishes to use them. And let me tell you, it was a hassle making them all. As more characters and stages are revealed though, more icons will be added. We still need to see what the icon for Nintendogs will be (most likely a paw print).Super Smash Bros. Icon Plz Accounts.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Universes introduced in SSB64
Universes introduced in SSBM
Universes introduced in SSBB
Universes introduced in SSB4 so far
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How difficult it always is, to get stones for a costume in the right color, size and shape.
That's why I uploaded this tutorial today: How to make gems.
How to work step by step:
What materials do you need:
- resin and hardener
- tinting paint
- cups and spoons/ chopsticks to stir
- maybe a scale
- silicone mold for/ of stones (I bought it on etsy)
- aluminium foil
Painting with values - TutorialHeyy guyss just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, while there was no way I could reply to all of them, I certainly read them all!Painting with values - Tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You guys are awesome
Second news of the day: I updated my Youtube channel art AND name, yes name, to better match the art tutorial website I've been working on with a couple friends in the past months.
Anyways, I say everything that I can in this video, check it out!
And here is a tutorial on painting with values, hope you like!
Learning espanishMe muero.Learning espanish3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's always something to learn or try, many times you need to say some phrase in Spanish, but you don't know how to say it, don't worry, your problems have finished. If you are a gringo and you don't know speak Spanish, the Smart Gringo will be helpful in your learning. For instance, we took from it some common phrases, just try and you're gonna see the difference and how easy is speak Spanish.
Boy as n r= Voy a cenar (I'm gonna have dinner)
N L C John= En el sillón (on the armchair)
Who an seek ago= Juan se cagó (John is a chicken things)
Do you belittle yourself and your arts ?Dear members ,Do you belittle yourself and your arts ?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have been told so many times by others that they feel that their arts is not up to par and is pale comparison to other "GREAT Artist" that exist here on deviantart .
To me , art is something that is suppose to be enjoyed and its suppose to make you happier but the amount of pain and suffering that I see these people whom i care dearly for in this group is really starting to me very worried . My dear friends , please do not think so lowly of yourself , you are who you are alright ?
Seriously , if you are feeling terrible about your current arts , try to seek out a 2nd or even 3rd party view of it . What you may not like may be perfect to others so dont be afraid to speak up . Also one more thing , when some one gives you a bad critique , it doesnt necessary means that your art is BAD , it doesnt work this way . You have to ask yourself this question about these so call critiques
1) Arethey at the level where they can give you or ANYONE a critique ?
2) Are they sincerely
New Revolutionary Algorithm for the Mandelbrot setGreat things have happened. A new algorithm (method of calculating) the formula for the Mandelbrot set, z → z^2 + c, has been invented which calculates a deep magnification motive from (the border of) the Mandelbrot set about hundred times faster than the so far existing method as used by for example fractal eXtreme. But more of all that you can read if the journal,New Revolutionary Algorithm for the Mandelbrot set8 months ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Pertubation for the Mandelbrot set
written by :icondinkydauset: where you can read the history behind. Amongst all he links to SUPERFRACTALTHING MATHS written by K I MARTIN. which is a one and a half page pdf-document describing the theory behind. Sorry I haven't got math behind it yet But maybe the diligent reader soon may do
This new algoruthm so far is implemented in 2 softwar
Hair Tutorial...This is the tutorial that so many of you have request for, this is a step by step on how I paint my hair in my paintings. I have used Clara’s beautiful face from my painting “Clara from Journey to the centre of the Tardis (below)” I have removed all of her hair and have painted without any references Clara with blonde hair in a style that came to my head. I wanted to show you all just how easy it is to paint volume realistic hair.Hair Tutorial...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With my Eye, Nose and Mouth tutorial, you can learn to do a realistic face to paint the hair on but I have also included a template from my Clara painting without any hair so you can download it and follow my step by step method and paint the beautiful hair yourself.
I hope you all like this one If you have time please leave a comment, fav it or add me to your Watch list or even comment back with a thumbnail of your painting. I hope that y
Decided to start an ARTBOOK on CROWDFUNDINGDecided to start an ARTBOOK on CROWDFUNDING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
KICKSTARTER, VERKAMI, INDIEGOGO....
This is an example of what I would like to do; Many of you have already read about it, and gave me your support. I'm telling it again.
I'M SERIOUSLY THINKING ON TO START A CROWDFUNDING
This is it. I want to start a crowdfunding project. I am looking for good printing and shipping prizes that offers me good quality. I'm waiting for an answer from a very cool guy I have meet who is going to help me.
I think that my crowdfunding project will be an artbook. But I don't want to stay just there. I mean, the most important thing is that I want to enjoy every page I fill. Every line I do and every color I choose.
If I don't feel I'm spending a good time doing this, I should not do it. And this kind of mentallity is what makes me want to do this. Spending a super good time, and have one of the better experiences in m
ENDEDHEY whats up contest threeeeeeENDED8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This week's theme will be nautical/ocean themed!
Here are the characters:
http://sta.sh/01mfzqitj7xk Marina ( I ship her and Val )
You can draw anyone with anyone / more than one character in a picture. But don't ship anyone but Val and Marina O:
You can draw them humaniz
The Essential Mindy MarvelThere's no such thing as a bad Mindy Marvel story...okay, that's not true (here's her early stories found on superwomenmania.com: http://www.superwomenmania.com/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=category&cid=244:mindy-marvel ). But, if you only have time to read a few, here's the required reading:The Essential Mindy Marvel11 months ago in Personal More Like This
First is Mindy Marvel's Alternate Origin by psiandco . It explores the early stages of both Melinda and John's relationship and Mindy Marvel's career along with scientific explanations of how Mindy obtained her powers: It's better than my original explanation: uh...magic device?.
Part 1: http://fav.me/d7h2rrj
Part 2: http://fav.me/d7h2s3f
Part 3: http://fav.me/d7h2p8r
Part 4: http://fav.me/d7h3on8
Part 5: http://fav.me/d7pfbwq
Part 6: http://fav.me/d7uoibg
Part 7: http://fav.me/d7wwbg3
Next is Mindy Marvel vs. Dark Star by Teri-Minx , along with myself, with art by Sean-Loco-ODonnell . He
2012 is gone and 2013 is here! - DD I've Suggested Happy new year to everyone!2012 is gone and 2013 is here! - DD I've Suggested2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you? ^^ I hope your 2013 will be full of wonderful Deviations XD *____* and, yeah yeah, also health, money, love etc!
My first year on DA has been wonderful! I love so many categories and here I really appreciate the way Deviants interact each other!
Thank you very much for your words, comments, favs...
I'm trying to give more exposure to those Deviants who, in my opinion, are underappreciated. Is for this reason I began to share every month some deviations! ^^ (Look at my last journals!)
This month I would like to share with you the Deviation I suggested during my first year!
This is a very strange case -->
--> First suggestions: 31st of December (2011) and 1st of January (2012) Last two: 31st of December (2012) and 1st of January (2013), yesterday and today! XD
It means nothing, I know, but it's fuuuun!! *--*
And now here you are the 60 Deviations!! ^^
Gameboy Advance on the Wii U Virtual ConsoleIf you've been keeping track for the last few weeks, a few GBA titles have been released on the Wii U VC. As of right now the library is as followed:Gameboy Advance on the Wii U Virtual Console1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Wario Land 4
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Super Mario Advance
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
DK: King of Swing
Mario Pinball Land
Mario Party Advance
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
F-Zero: GP Legend
Klonoa: Empire of Dreams
Mr. Driller 2
Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament
Mega Man Battle Network
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge
Mega Man Zero
Mega Man Battle Network 2
Mega Man & Bass
Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue and
BestDA photos Collection #2BestDA photos Collection #22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Italian Style by klapouch flying by intels
021 by MustafaDedeogLu
haunted by Senju-HiMe
Yana by LadyMartistautumn neighborhood... by gnatoKamilya_ by rmalo5aapi
_Close your eyes to see. by Bloddroppe-Secret chamber- by Janek-Sedlarwatch by MustafaDedeogLuIn the Dust at Dawn I by 4GemsbokThe Sunshine Director by Thinking-Silence
New Years Art Raffle -over-Update The winners areNew Years Art Raffle -over-1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
thank you everyone for entered and im sorry for my lameness in taking SUPER long to update this...sorry guys i sorta forgot
Edit- end date is now February 14th
Oh look its a new year and since its a new year I want to do something special so heres what im doing
I will be drawing 3 pieces of FREE art(fanart or oc)
- To enter simply fave(only have to watch if you want first prize)
- Watchers automatically qualify for first place
Deadline- February 14th
For third place I will be drawing a headshot with a simple background
For second I will be drawing A half body with somewhat complex background \
ex.(backgrounds may be less detailed)
For First I will be drawing a Fullybody with complex backgroun
Can Anyone make an OC for me?I need someont to make an OC for mee. It can be one of the following:Can Anyone make an OC for me?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-Human(Or some kind of half human thing, werewolf, vampire, etc.)
-Horse(Normal and/or fantasy)
-Or just any kind of species you can come up with c:
We can discuss everything, but PLEASE not me, as I won't see it on this thing.
Draw/Colour my OC Competition **CLOSED****The competitions are closed, and now it's time for judging**Draw/Colour my OC Competition **CLOSED**2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been quite a while since I put together a journal, but it needed to happen since I'm holding my first ever competition.
The competition will be split into two categories, drawing a full artwork, and colouring one of my own line artworks. Of course the people who draw will have a longer period of time to work on their artworks ...And the more entries the better. *hint hint, nudge nudge* XDD <3
Competition 1 - Drawing
So all you have to do is simply create an artwork of any medium (Digital, traditional, etc) of one or more of my original characters. Please stay away from anything too risque (Keep it PG~), but feel free to add other characters including your own OC's and existing characters from anime, etc.
You can pick any characters out of this list- (Sorry about some of the pictures being so old. I've been concentrating mostly on my big project which i have going on)
Feel free to ask any
Tutorial - Game character designHey guys! First video of the week is about my process when creating a character design specifically for video games.Tutorial - Game character design1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Have a great Monday!
Also putting this one up in case you missed it!
Watchers Feature - Week 73To show my appreciation to my watchers, each week I'm featuring one selected deviation from each watcher in chronological order.Watchers Feature - Week 732 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are this week's features:
:iconAnako-Kitsune: :iconZhengLin: :iconAbsur-D:
:iconcookiedoh666: :iconEtaniaVII: :iconA-Figure-in-Black:
:iconTheDarkCarousel: :iconXepheraito: :iconColourlessDays:
:iconPonderHope: :iconRosaHOttagyalArt: la dame by RosaHOttagyalArt :iconcherripuff: Himawari by cherripuff
:iconprincessofthefallen: The J by princessofthefallen :iconSugarCo0kies: CONNECTED: A story of friendship and love~ by SugArisaCookies
:iconAprilLikesToDraw: Metalic Butterfly by AprilLikesToDraw :iconRiceMikey: Alien Planet by RiceMikey
:iconsynysterSCA: masks drawing by synysterSCA :iconlexiemulholland: Dandy by lexiemulholland
Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on HalloweenArt By :iconraggedy-annedroid:Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on Halloween3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it is Halloween. I am a cosplayer. Here it is, the greatest of all dress up holidays! And I am always disappointed. Here are the top 5 reasons it sucks to be a cosplayer at Halloween.
1) Friends (including friends of friends) come out of nowhere to ask for costumes. They just ask for a little help. On their giant full body armor masterpiece. The week before Halloween. Because you know, you make costumes and it's easy for you. And the price? Well, it's "for a friend" price. Which is always "free" or "I'll pay you $20 never" which boils down to "get you a shot of Jack sometime." Sadface.
2) Costumes in my closet everywhere, but none for Halloween. Yes, I have over 60 costumes. No, none of them will ever be recognized at a Halloween party. One year I dressed as Pris from Blade Runner out on the town, which I thought would b