Watcher feature this journal if you want more exposure (yanno.. portal thingy).Watcher feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bask in the awesome beauty my watchers ( and others Ive found) create
:iconleonidasplz::iconsaysplz: I said BASK.
Aradia Megido by SihxDreamlight by aliphelpsRipples of Consequence by Sing-seiBetween Day and Night by RestrictedShadowNightmare fuel by RockLoumore hayden yey by liliwuzherex.Instinct by CuzzaCurryLittle mermaid got her legs by AnaDalleFinal Fantasy 12 Viera by SaintPreciousPlatinum Wind by priteeboySweet Goodness by BeagleCakesOrb by Sho-kunDemon Queen of Spiders by KannartMosaic by renkaz
Death Gliders by Leyna-art Souless by slugetteRob Zombie by Sev-EmpireMermaid's Wisps by tincek-marincekSardine Box by pixie-on-mushroom
Songwriting: The BasicsSongwriting: The BasicsSongwriting: The Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Because there is no way to submit audio files to deviantArt, songwriting and composing are art forms that are somewhat left out on dA. However, since there is a category for songs and lyrics, the art of creating songs has not been completely overlooked. In this article, I will cover the basics of songwriting, such as the elements of a song, hooks, and song structure, as well as share my own writing process. I’ve also included a feature of my favourite musical pieces on dA.
Elements of a Song
According to most books about songwriting, a song is made up of three things: the melody, the harmony, and the rhythm. If we are talking about popular genres, such as rock, pop, or country, I also like to include the lyrics as part of the elements.
If we consider a pop song (or a song in another non-instrumental genre), the melody would be what the person is singing. When you are humming along, you are singing the melody. The harmony,
Body shizI wrote a whole rant thing, but I thought I would keep it simple.Body shiz2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know, you probably don't agree with it, but it's something I thought about.
Think about those insecurities you have, right now.
Think you are ugly?
Remember those "flaws" you have? Those pimples on your face, those stretch marks on your stomach, those cute lil fuzzy caterpillars above those gorgeous shiny orbs, your teeth that have a little personality?
Imagine you have a son or daughter, they approached you. They told you they hated everything about them selves. Listed all their "flaws".
Thought that added value around their waist or arms and legs, around their chin and cheeks devalued them as a person.
The freckles that decorated their entire bodies made them look abnormal or made them feel out of place.
Their noses were too big, or were an "ugly" shape.
What would you think?
What would you say to them?
Now replace your child with yourself.
Maybe it's not the "bitchez" at school that are the problem.
They are t
LOL Talking to StrangersSo.. I'm out of town visiting my mother. I arrived here yesterday- I also need to get some pots and stuff for my balcony.LOL Talking to Strangers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My mother went to the bank for 30 minutes, and I'm home alone here with my handsome dog. ( WHich has no relation anything. I feel it's important that I always call him good-looking :3 ).
So the phone rings- I know I don't live here, but I answer it to take a message.
Stranger:" Hey! How are you doing?"
No word of a LIE- this man sounds exactly like my brother. EXACTLY. Hence, I assume it's my brother.
Me: " Oh hey. I'm ok, just stopping by to visit and pick up a few things."
Stranger: " Oh? Like what?"
Me: " Well I want to go to that terrible Walmart and see if I can find cheap plastic chairs for my balcony. I also want to see if I can pick up some gardening stuff" (psst..Walmart freaks me out. Just sayin' )
Stranger: " What kind of gardening stuff?"
Me: " You know- flower boxes and soil. It's a lot cheaper to buy it here than near me."
PE: ReferencesReferencesPE: References2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Every single one of you, if you draw or paint, at least once was stuck - or will be - with this thought in your head: how should this body part/perspective/chiaroscuro be drawn correctly?
Some certain aspects of creating a picture and its composition make quite a challenge, especially (but really not only) for a beginner. This is where references come in handy. Written from a point of view of someone, who used to use them often and who does not anymore - almost at all.
The best and easiest when it comes to follow, storage and collect - photo references can be called without hesitation the most popular of this specification. On deviantART, you've got the amazing Resources & Stock Images category full of brilliant reference pictures - and there are deviants with accounts dedicated completely to providi
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
Anyone interested in Makeup/Beauty?My little sister started her own How to/Style/Beauty Youtube recently ,so if you guys are interested, Check out her first video below!Anyone interested in Makeup/Beauty?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a complete before and after tutorial thing. I think it's pretty awesome! She's pretty nervous about putting stuff out so make her feel welcome if you guys would like! She plans on doing stuff like ootd,hauls,tutorials,so subscribe if you guys want
....yes, we do look like twins haha
Thank you guys so much
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
Cats are not Trash. /edit 2Thor had another visit with the vet today, and got some shots. I had to take him in again because he was wheezing really badly, so I was concerned. The doctor said it'll go away over time and he told me not to be too concerned unless Thor starts to shake or passes out. The doctor also noticed today that Thor's paws have gotten bigger, which he think means that Thor might have a cuts on his feet from being in the trash that got infected.Cats are not Trash. /edit 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
The good news is that Thor has been gaining weight, and the vet was able to give him his first booster. Thor's stool sample test also came back and he has tapeworms. Then a new flea treatment. So, I had to buy medicine for him which cost a whopping $103.00. Then his booster was $73.00. After all the taxes, Thor's vet visit today cost me $200.00.
We also scheduled a date for Thor's castration, the doctor said that he'll be old enough and it's better to get the surgery done while he is young since he will heal better. So, on November 27th, Thor will have
Where you can go to watch you some good anime!Here's an encyclopedia on where you can watch you some good AnimeWhere you can go to watch you some good anime!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
IDK WHY THE LINKS ARE GLITCHING...BUT THEY ARE THERE...just erase the http:/ /span in some links I guess
If there is another website that I forgot let me know
Roy Blackwell Bio and ReferencesRead stories about this character here!Roy Blackwell Bio and References3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Roy Blackwell Bio
Name: Roy Blackwell
Age: We get to know Roy at age 20
[However, we meet him as a child and see him grow into an adult]
Hometown: Originally from Littleroot, however, can often be found in Mauville [travels often]
Personality & Characteristics
-mysterious and clever
-very popular especially with the ladies
-comes from a very wealthy family
-very patient, but understands the value of time
-a perfect businessman and negotiator
-is a smart ass if he feels uncomfortable
-enjoys riding his shiny Rapidash
-enjoys afternoon tea and snacks
-had a severe stuttering problem as a child but overcame it, however, around Mae Reed he sometimes still stutters when he's nervous.
Small RantUhg I'm so tired of seeing artists under selling themselves cause there's cheap asses out there who seem to have no sense of value.Small Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To artists: Don't undersell yourself. If you spend hours on a picture for someone who only paid you $5... stop. Seriously you under selling yourself just to get a commission shouldn't happen. I understand that you might think you're not popular enough to get tons of commissions so you think that if you sell them for really cheap people will buy them, but who cares! If you spend 4 hours on a picture worth $5 you've essentially paid your commissioner with your life. You might as well open up requests! Charge what your art is worth!! You not only hurt yourself but everyone else. The reason you have to sell your art for chump change is because everyone else is selling it for chump change. Also, why are you drawing primarily for money anyway? It's not exactly a good job. Heck most of us don't even make minimum wage ((myself included)), so what a rewardin
Helpful Tip of the Day 03Noticing mistakes:Helpful Tip of the Day 032 years ago in Personal More Like This
>> Zoom in and out.
When you paint detail in one section too long, you loose sight of the entire drawing.
Zoom out and walk away from your desk, take a look at the drawing from afar or walk away and come back.
This way your brain will notice mistakes.
>> Flip the image.
When flipping the image, this allows your mind to view the drawing differently, any mistakes will stand out like a sore thumb.
The eyes might not be level etc.
Its a great trick,
If you are drawing traditionally, hold the paper up to a window and stare at the blank side.
>> Blocking down form zoomed out.
This is a more advanced thing to do that took me several years to get used to. I paint zoomed out to shape the form and colour placement, ( which I also fix halfway through with curves)
Then once you are happy with the form, zoom in and add details, even then I only zoom in about 30-40%
Its all about preferences/ eye sight and size of canvas.
(For the mon
Paint Her World Mini Contest! 24h extensionPaint Her World Mini Contest! 24h extension8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Paint her world MiniContest!
24 hour extension from the posting of this journal :'D Do your best and turn your entries in before the deadline :3
Hope you're all fine!! <333 I made a lineart of Midori and I thought it'd be cool if we had a colouring contest with it!!
Midori is the main character, you must use Midori's colour scheme in this piece! She has pale skin, green eyes and caoba (?) hair colour. See the header image for colour reference.You can colour her clothes as you please, no need for them to be as in the image of reference (but it is the same costume).It needs to have a background, you're totally free to design it as you please! You can add other elements to the image as you see fit.You can cr
H.O.W. - MYTHS and FANTASY Fanart ContestOrganized by :iconFallenangelgm:H.O.W. - MYTHS and FANTASY Fanart Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Judges: :iconFallenAngelGM: & :iconHaganenochibisan:
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A fanart contest with the characters of our manga project HEART OF WILDFIRE with the themes of FANTASY AND MYTHS
1st prize: 100$ USD
2nd prize: 50$ USD
3rd prize: 12-Month Premium Subscription
4th prize: 6-Month Premium Subscription
5th prize: 3-Month Premium Subscription
A 1-Month Premium will be given to 5 entries as HONORABLE MENTIONS
NUMBER OF ENTRIES & DEADLINE
- There are no limit of entries. It’s unlimited
- Deadline: FEBRUARY 28TH, 2013 AT 11H59PM (GMT -5H00)
GUIDELINES / INSTRUCTIONS
1) Join & watch the group :iconHeart-of-Wildfire:, you’ll have to JOIN if you want to upload your art and have updates about the contest. It is VERY RECOMMENDED.
2) Draw/make an art using a minimum of one of the H.O.W. characters below in a theme of MYTHS AND FANTASY:
I am bald!Yes. It is done. And it feels awesome. I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. It was a very great experience and I recommand it to everyone whishing to change a life... or a change of hairstyle. :iconohseriousmplz:.I am bald!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't forget to read some real stories about cancer writen by artists on DA ---) http://lalunatique.deviantart.com/journal/Shaved-head-challenge-for-Cancer-315267592
PE: Silk Screen Printing BasicsToday I will discuss some basic information about Silk Screen printing and hopefully draw more interest to this wonderful and fun art form. Silk Screen Printing is used in a variety of professional fields these days and produces beautifully vibrant images that often appear digital in nature due to their vibrance. Silk Screen printing is also often used to print designs and logos onto T-shirts or other apparel - you probably own something that was silk screen printed!PE: Silk Screen Printing Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's go ahead and dive right in, shall we?
Generally a digital image is made that is printed as a transparency which is then used to get the image on the screen with some help using emulsion. The 'exposure unit' then burns away the unnecessary emulsion leaving behind a clean area in the mesh with the identical shape as the desired image.
After printing and cleaning the screen, screens are held up to the light to make sure no small holes are present in areas that are not
Skype partaaayRemember how I promised them? Yeah, I'm thinking about having one of those this evening. 8D (...evening for me at least xD)Skype partaaay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We had one huge partay a while back and it was fuuun, but I had a feeling that not everyone who I threw in there felt like participating haha, sooo... I'll just put this journal here.
If you think this could be fun and want to be thrown into the group chat, send me a message about it on Skype or something 8D When you do it doesn't really matter, because speaking from expirience, those chats can survive for weeks.
(Btw note the chat part, I'm not really that... into... calling... yeah...)
In case anyone missed my previous journal and wants to join in as well, my skype name is nainaimane :'D
30 days of Character Development [COMPLETE]UPDATE: 13-01-2012, complete.30 days of Character Development [COMPLETE]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
30 Days of Character Development:
Because I'm bored and this seems like fun. I'll keep updating this everyday, so don't worry if this pops up often in your messages.
OC's used: Jake & Axel
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no? 15-12-2012
Jake's father abandoned his mother when he discovered she was pregnant with Jake. He found a father figure in his stepfather and a few months later had a baby half-brother, Axel.
They both had a happy childhood, Axel being the little favourite and Jake always trying to impress his new "papa". They were deeply loved, but never to a point where they were spoiled rotten.
When they were respectively 8 and 6 years old, their mother and stepfather/father got into a car accident, leaving them all alone.
Professional Web Design ServiceMy friend and I want to start up a side web design business for some extra cash for tuition costs. When your a poor college student you get creative! Anyway I am an art and design major and he is a computer engineer. Put that together and you get me who will design and prettify your site and then Jordan who can code you anything under the sun.Professional Web Design Service2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are currently experimenting and would love some trial customers to build up our portfolio so we can begin pursuing professional jobs. This means we will give the first
guinea pigscustomers we receive a huge discount if not free in some cases.
A fully coded example we currently have is my shop page: http://shop.mbtea.us/
More design examples:
But seriously, anything you can think of we can make. A blog, a shop, a comic site... etc!
Just bug me fo
Basic HTML Formatting GuideIntroductionBasic HTML Formatting Guide2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
HTML is a markup language used to create web pages. It primarily consists of content placed between named tags that define the layout or style of that content.
Is it just me or does trying to explain HTML and what it does always seem to make it sound more complicated than it actually is? Very simply, HTML is the building blocks of the web. With it you can create a web page right from the foundations of the layout to the finishing touches of style. Don't get me wrong, it is a fairly involved topic but it really is quite simple to pick up the basics.
What I'll be helping you with here is the formatting aspect of HTML. These are the things that add colour to your page and make your font fancy.
Below you will find a number of examples of HTML formatting that you can use to style your own web pages, dA profiles and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also writ
CLOSED Contest: (The First..) +Premium Giveaway!*Part of the contest details may still be edited. I will post edits with dates if I do change anything*CLOSED Contest: (The First..) +Premium Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL BE UPDATING SUBMISSIONS AFTER SCHOOL TODAY. BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!
The deadline will be on
APRIL 16TH, 2014 12 AM (0000 MILITARY TIME)
EDIT: 3/27/14 Added 2 week extension
Edit: 3/24/14 Added to 1st and 2nd place prizes
Edit: 3/2/14 Added to 2nd place prize updated rules about animation
Edit: 2/26/14 Added to 1st place and 2nd place prizes
Edit: 2/16/14 Added Index and Contest Submission link
Edit: 2/9/14 Added Prizes to 1st place and 2nd place. Updated Rules regarding BL*
Edit:1/28/14: Added to Prize pool for 1st place and 2nd place. Updated rules on submission
Edit:1/26/14: Added to Prize pool for 1st place. UPDATED RULES FOR RAFFLE.
Edit: 1/25/14: Added to rules of submission.
Due to the length of this journal I advise you to use this Index. Press Ctrl + F on your
M/A Project Edu Week: Interview with omocha-sanManga and Anime Project Educate WeekM/A Project Edu Week: Interview with omocha-san2 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
Journal CSS embeddable PROGRESS-BAR source codeThe long awaited embeddable JOURNAL CSS progress-bars are here in the house!Journal CSS embeddable PROGRESS-BAR source code3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Grab it here