Project Educate: Fight Artist's/Writer's BlockArtist/Writer's block is the worst nightmare for writers and artists! Because of this, many artists and writers quit! Writer's/Artist's block is usually only temporary, but it can be long too! Here are some ways to fight writer's/artist's block!Project Educate: Fight Artist's/Writer's Block1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Find a place or situation that inspires you:
Yes, you've all probably heard this a lot of times, but it's true. Finding places that you like can inspire you to do more art/writing! That place doesn't have to be quiet, it can be a huge city bursting with life and sound! Places won't only inspire you, but so will situations. Taking a walk around your city or even you neighborhood can inspire you. Try going to special events that take places. See how people interact! Just like a place, these situations don't have to be happy or very community-like. Sometimes bad situations can inspire artist's/writer's to express their feelings through art or writing.
Pull up old ideas:
Artist's/Writer's usually throw the majorit
Songwriting: The BasicsSongwriting: The BasicsSongwriting: The Basics1 year 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,
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 DarknessProtectionNightmare 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 ElkhanArtMosaic by renkazI'm a Busy Man by SmoppetDeath Gliders by Leyna-artKrobelus - Death Prophet by Self-EpidemicSouless by slugetteRob Zombie by Sev-EmpireMermaid's Wisps by tincek-marincekSardine Box by pixie-on-mushroom
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
H.O.W. - MYTHS & FANTASY Fanart ContestOrganized by :iconFallenangelgm:H.O.W. - MYTHS & FANTASY Fanart Contest2 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:
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
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PE: Funding Your ProjectFunding Your ProjectPE: Funding Your Project1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Have a project in mind, but not sure about where you’ll be able to gather the funds? Funding is often the most difficult aspect of running a project, but with the correct planning, organization, and fundraising, you can make any project a success!
Not every deviant has the financial capacity to assist your project, but every deviant can contribute by helping you promote your project. After all, even if these certain individuals cannot be able to donate, they may be able to find you the people who can. In your project announcement journals, make sure to emphasize that anyone can help by:
Adding the journal to their favorites to bump it up to the Journal PortalWriting a journal or a poll promoting the projectEncouraging their friends to help out and spread the word
Another thing to keep in mind is how you plan on collecting donations. Does your project require devi
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
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."
Body shizI wrote a whole rant thing, but I thought I would keep it simple.Body shiz1 year 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
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!2 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
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