5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)5 Fundamental Skills Every Artist Should Master
(by Bobby Myers)
As an artist, your job is to immerse your viewers into a world that you have built and guide them safely through it. Artists have much in common with storytellers. Storytellers have several tricks that they use to keep their readers coming back for more. Like storytellers, artists can use similar tricks to help them produce more compelling artwork. In this article, we will explain 5 fundamental skills that every artist should master. Let's take a look!
The most important aspect of art to me personally is the composition. It sets the stage for everything else. This is your way to guide and lead the viewer to make them feel as if they are actually in your picture. If this part of the process is not created and controlled properly, everything else can and probably will fal
drawing/painting tutorialsAndrew Loomis: http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/drawing/painting tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Barbara Bradley: http://www.mightyartdemos.com/mightyartdemos-bradley.html
Stan Prokopenko: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV
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The Opposite of Speed Painting (by Matt Kohr)If youtube viewers (in general) have decided that speed painting is awesome, what must the opposite be? Is painting slowly a waste of time? In this post I'll argue that painting slowly not only saves time, but creates much better results.The Opposite of Speed Painting (by Matt Kohr)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Allure of Speed Painting
I've talked about this particular issue in previous videos, so I'll be brief here. In short, speed paint videos create a very unrealistic expectation for art-making. Art takes time. Period. Not only are these youtube videos showcasing a sub-optimal painting method, they're also speeding up the playback to an absurd degree. It's totally understandable that a new digital artist might feel disheartened at the slow pace of their own mark-making after watching such videos. So if you're in this boat - you're not alone. The video below elaborates on this issue, as well as painting 'silhouettes' (and other visual development shorthand). So if
30 things to stop doing to yourselfThe response to this journal is AMAZING. Im glad so many people are actually reading and faving this!30 things to stop doing to yourself3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep it up and whenever you feel down, try to get this into your mind and believe everything will become better one day.
Just never give up
Just keep on reading and let it flow into your heart if you ever are thinking about your missed chances
I didnt wrote it... I just found it a long time ago. But I thought sharing it with you would maybe help one ore another at least a tiny bit!
Stop spending time with the wrong people.
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they'll make room for you. You shouldn't have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it's not the people that stand by your side when you're at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you're
Becoming a Better Digital ArtistBecoming a Better Digital Artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked many times about how to draw or paint and where to find tips and tutorials about it.
I, as a self-taught artist, have struggled a lot trying to learn and understand how to draw well and do digital painting. So I decided to put on a series of journals on this topic providing tips and resources, hoping that it can be useful for anyone who is willing to become an artist.
This series focuses mainly on digital art, but most of the principles can be applied to traditional art as well. This is not a training course, so please don't expect me to give you an in-depth look to it. Just take it as a collection of resources.
I have found most of what I've learned on YouTube and the internet, therefore I will provide many links to pages and channels related to what I'm talking about.
Click on the links below to go to the desired part.
Part I: Introd
for those who give up easily ... (by Azusa Ushio)Shiro Kotobukifor those who give up easily ... (by Azusa Ushio)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although Shiro Kotobuki became paralyzed from the neck down in a motorcycle accident 22 years ago, the illustrator refused to give up and didn't want to become a burden to his family.
So, he reached deep down inside himself and discovered a creative side, a talent he never knew he had.
Today, holding a stylus in his mouth, Kotobuki, real name Hiroshi Kobayashi, uses a graphics tablet to draw illustrations of "moe," fictional perfect young girls, at his home in the city's Tonemachi district.
He also published a textbook on illustrations two years ago to inspire disabled people.
"I want to find more meaning in things I do," Kotobuki, 44, said. "I want to share my courage with other disabled people."
A former motorcycle enthusiast, Kotobuki was a senior at Tokyo University of Science in the fall of 1991 when he had an accident on his way home on a motorcycle. He injured his cervical spine.
He initially thought it would heal soon. But no matter how much time went by, his lim
Nsio's Four Tools for a Successful DrawingNsio's Four Tools for a Successful DrawingNsio's Four Tools for a Successful Drawing11 months ago in Other More Like This
Let's face it, drawing is hard. Especially for a beginner, learning to draw seem dauntingly challenging. Even more experienced artists have it hard and I'm not anyway different from that. At the same time, weirdly enough, drawing is surprisingly simple and straightforward thing to do. But that's when you know what you are doing.
In fact, drawing is probably hard for you just because you don't know how it's done. And if you ask an artist how it's done, you will likely get rather vague answer. They know how to do it, but they don't know how to explain it for you. Drawing is full of concepts that simply don't translate well for an average Joe. Also, even if a great artists gives you a tip how to draw something, you probably still have troubles at executing it. You just don't see things the way the artist does., so you might even end up using the tip wrong, but believing in it so hard that you can't correct yourself. Not to mention the actu
Inspiration: art blogs (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsInspiration: art blogs (part 1)10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here are some of my favorite art blogs that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
A fantasy art collective that brings together an all-star line-up of illustrators and designers with daily insights into the thinking behind the art of contemporary fantastic art. Great insights from spectacular artists, such as beyond creative and inspiring DanLuVisiArt .
Website - muddycolors.blogspot.com.
Here is a cool video - painting demo by Rebecca Guay on their youtube channel.
A daily weblog by Dinotopia creator
The Key to keeping yourself motivated properly.Let me start off with telling you what motivation is and why you need it.The Key to keeping yourself motivated properly.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
A motivation is a reason behind doing something a certain way to work yourself up to a certain goal. Just having a goal but no understanding of how to get there, means you have no way to motivate yourself and your goal will be hard to reach.
Therefore motivation is needed desperately in order to become truly good at something.
The motivation to eat is the feeling for hunger and the end goal of ending the hunger and feeling healthy and energized. This type of motivation is a feeling.
Which brings me to: Intrinsic motivation and Extrinsic motivation.
Intrinsic motivation: Is a drive that comes from within the person itself. It's a self-desire to seek out new things and new challenges to see how far you can reach to observe and to gain knowledge. This person can enjoy the struggle towards a goal absent the reward.
Extrinsic motivation: This is a motivatio
Devious Journal EntryHey everyone, I've had a lot of people asking me about FZD and whether I recommend it. There isn't a short answer. And I don't have THE answer for you. It's a personal decision and every person will have a different set of factors to take into account before making a decision one way or another.Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll do my best to be as straight forward about this as I can. Before I went to FZD, I was doing corporate transaction tax consulting, and I could hardly draw anything. I did a few pieces of abstract art when I was in high school. When looking at schools, I was looking at what would help me gain the skillset I needed to get my foot into the industry. I was NOT interested in schools that you could cruise through working only 8 hours a day. I didn't care about if the teachers actually cared about me or not, as long as they taught me how to do concept art. I didn't care if the teachers were compassionate and nice, in fact I preferred they were pretty brutal and honest. But however they were, I did
USEFUL STUFFHere's some nice useful things to check out (if you havent already) that i like to look at to improve or just watch for inspirationUSEFUL STUFF1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FYI i learn more from watching things so most of these are gonna be video tutorials, artists talking while painting and timelapse paintings, since i prefer analyzing peoples workflow and try it out than straight tutorials that tell you what to do (not there's anything wrong with it though )
LEVEL UP: https://www.youtube.com/user/levelupsessions
omg.... the amount of stuff you can learn from these amazing artists is crazy! i suggest watching from session 1 till the latest. you cant miss a thing these guys say, plus these guys are pretty fun most of the time. its a nice light, but informative bunch of videos
Marc Brunet is a great teacher! i really enjoy how he explains things and just his process in general. really good to listen to and pretty entertaining to watch
feature 11 DONEHey sweethearts I hope you are all doing wellfeature 11 DONE1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you everyone for sharing your lovely artwork
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Fabien | Who I really am (animation) by KirschenwasserLike a shooting star by 0wlsome
Rose Princess by AskTheFrostPrincessEmpress by 3amCircus:thumb427096547:Frozen Sky by Curulin
The Fairy and the Dragon by SweetDeathStareT-57 by DiManKaValkyrie Leona Cosplay: Chosen Of The Sun by MomoeHamaguchiAlice by ElisaAyala
Andaluz by Etskuniplena ignis by Chistokrovka:thumb432520634:Commission: Dark Elemental by ThePurpleSorcerer
Alive by IchigosDestiny.:.:Like I'm Supposed to Be:.:. by AzumiXVampireElsa2 and Into the wind, stock pack (more inside) by Blossom-LullabiesFrozen by MCVD
Frozen by iAmoret:thumb420522678:Night Dance by Nature-StarEncounter by 16Shards
Sivir rework by xArmonyBanner Contest Entry by RandomCatLadyLion Sketch Practice by EverlastingFaeDrahalla by FeralAltruist
H.O.T Injustice Art Contest by Ana-ArcherNina X Kazuya by IroM92FElizabeth - Bioshock Infinite (Beginning) by MarcosAntonioSKEGaia Commision: whisperingwillow by SapphieBlue
Sol by Leri-chanLeandrew OC by TheAmandaAmiVent de la tristesse by NebelelfeNaemyHopeful by DreamDancer84
Avril Lavigne 2 by CourtneyElizaDienaSleepy puppy by TaylorLaverneAdventure Time by mizueyes777birthday boy by XruamarieX
How many will you kill? by AliNereyO IM BACK by courbeauseLight Yagami - Kira by Dahgnear:thumb432192
Devious Journal EntryOh.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ClarificationBecause people keep asking about the lack of Jim x Dolphy art and my obsession with „Rise of the Guardians“ I guess I have to clarify something ( although I'm pretty fed up with having to justify myself ).Clarification7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I still adore “Treasure Planet” and Jim, but after being a fan for almost 12 years and hundreds of pictures my inspiration has gone on vacation.
In 2012 I suffered from a really bad depression. I felt alone and miserable and wanted to force myself to finally grow up and stop obsessing over animated movies and buying merchandise like a maniac. I knew that’s what made me happy but for some reason thought I had to change because I was getting older and had to act more according to my age. I cried a lot and well, felt like crap. And then I went to the cinema with a friend to watch RotG. And immediately noticed this movie was doing me good. I had the urge to watch it again and again and every time I did it made me happy. I started drawing fanart and reading f
What's an artist?An artist is not a celebrity, he just lives another reality; in other words, he is a legal lunatic. Only another lunatic can understand him.What's an artist?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Ideal Body In ArtFor millennia, the body has been the most highly revered subjects in the visual arts. That's not new news for most of us though; even here on dA we see that most work here is figurative. The nude has been called timeless because it never changes, but I somewhat disagree with that statement. The body in art has changed multiple times over the ages, especially the nude. There's a big argument that the body (especially the female body) is too idealized these days, but I assure you, the body has always been idealized (and sexualized). The difference over time is what part is given attention to culturally.The Ideal Body In Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The mature, lady-like image was displayed in modeling in the 1950s, elegance, exaggeration, hourglass figure (a more mature woman’s figure, motherly). In the 1960s, youth was displayed in modeling, informal, very slender (almost underdeveloped, boyish figure), pixie cut hairstyles, doll like facial expression, ‘little girl’ mannerisms, juxtaposed with gritty street photo
Creative people (comic con talk I did)(some of this you may have read in my other journals too. This was my talk at the ICE comic con last weekend.)Creative people (comic con talk I did)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
To be creative is a way of thinking. When you observe what’s around you, what are the things you pick up and store in your memory?
(Only look at this image for a few seconds and then scroll it out of the frame)
This was an image of the 2013 World photography awards.
I’ve just shown it to you for about 10 seconds. What do you still remember from it?
The pigeons that fly around? The fact that these pigeons were white? The notion of all the Blue in the image , so well in the building as in the clothing of the women. Or did you remember the two kids that seem to be the cause of the birds fleeing the scene.
Someone with an interest towards architecture probably lingered his eyes at the building and recognized it’s style culture and perhaps knows of it’s build method. While someone with an interes
PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 2Traditional Art WeekPE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 26 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the second part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.
The Part 1 introduced some scanning and shooting tips;
This Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.
This guide is meant especially for beginning artists but maybe also more advanced artists can find something new to think about – or maybe you can share your best tips in the comment area of this article!
EDITING YOUR DIGITIZED PICTURES
For editing your scanned or photographed picture you need a software to do that (or you can use the adjustment tools your scanner offers, see Part 1 for those). Adobe Photoshop is a co
Commission share! Comment if you do commissions!READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT PLEASE!Commission share! Comment if you do commissions!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit> I received tons of comments so please give me some time to look at your offers! I will reply to all a soon as I can!
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away