PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
DRAWING GRASS AND TREES
Lineart Tutorial for LAPTOP MOUSE/TOUCH PAD userso there were many of my watchers asked me about "how do you draw with mousepad?" YEAH I'M LAPTOP MOUSEPAD USERRR AND I'M PROUD OF IT ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ) /stopLineart Tutorial for LAPTOP MOUSE/TOUCH PAD user2 years ago in Personal More Like This
let me tell you, leppie touchpad is DIFFERENT with usual mouse. if you have a leppie/netbook, you will easily know it. yeah, this pad is easier to use and has a soft movement.
okay, i give up. i will tell you my secret BUT PLEASE, don't complain about my suckness because im unworthy artist okay :iconpapmingplz:
i make this for any mousepad user beginners, so if you're a pro, please tolerance me because im your stupid kouhai :icondidyoujustplz:
1. i usually draw TRADITIONAL sketch, and capture it with my PHONE CAMERA.
so as you know, i don't have either tablet nor scanner. poor me :iconlazypoolplz:
if you have the same issue with me, go try it. to make the sketch brighter, i usually edit the saturation and contrast.
2. ignore the
10 Top Tips To Become A Better Artistby10 Top Tips To Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip 1: Learn the Importance of the Sketch
Sketching is one of those things that every artist MUST do and do often. Sketches don't have to be perfect, nor do you have to show them to anyone. They can be as rough or as scratchy as you like but the thing to keep in mind is it's readability. The purpose of a sketch is to quickly illustrate or develop an idea you have, to capture or study some form of reference so that it can be worked on at a latter date. Because of this, the sketch only needs to convey the right information to you and you alone (unless you are drawing an idea out for a client then the message needs to be crystal clear).
Tip 2: Draw, Draw and Draw Some More!
This is a similar tip to the first but what I mean by this is draw anything that comes to mind or visually interests you. Sketch on the bus, train, in bed and even on the toilet. Seriously! The
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
Being a concept artist #4Being a concept artist #4: Communication is the keyBeing a concept artist #41 year ago in Personal More Like This
Continuing with the series about being a concept artist.
Communication is probably the most important thing in maintain all relationships, especially in a work environment - which includes artists! Being a concept artist usually means you're drawing for somebody, so you'll need to constantly communicate with the production team to make sure you are delivering the right work that serves the project well!
You are a team player
Concept art is applied art, that means you are working for someone and your work helps to build a project. You are not creating art for yourself, so it's not likely that you can immerse in your world and draw however you want (unless it's your personal project). Most likely, you will be constantly discussing with the production team to make sure your work is on the right track of the production pipeline. Some projects might need an overall art direction, or a constant artistic st
Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.Lackadaisy - Patreon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,
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
Great tutorials I can recommend! x3Update 2014 with more tutorials!^^Great tutorials I can recommend! x34 years ago in Personal More Like This
Copic Tutorial and Walkthrough by bybystarlight Tutorial: Nightshade's Vanity by KiwiChameleon Marker Colouring :advanced: by KiwiChameleon Jad's Copic Tutorial by Jad-Ardat
SAI : Starry Sky Tutorial by uchuubranko Sky Tutorial I think by Kanekiru water tutorial by kuro-mai The Cloud Tutorial by ehbi MOON - easy tutorial by ryky
Tips on drawing manga by luleiya Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance Why shadows aren't gray by RianaLD The Secret to Composition by Lulie The Perspective Tutorial by sashas
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
Being a concept artist #2Being a concept artist #2: you don't need to attend art school to be a concept artistBeing a concept artist #21 year ago in Personal More Like This
A very popular question among those who aspire to become concept artists: do I need to attend art school? Traditional art schools are usually very expensive, take at least 3 years, and leave a lot of students in debt. So...is it worth it?
Portfolio is more important than education
In my opinion (as well as a number of working artists on the internet), you don't need to attend art school in order to become a concept artist. Your art just have to be good enough for people to hire you. Companies and clients usually value an artist by the quality of their portfolio, not which school they graduated from.
You can graduate from an art school with a mediocre portfolio, or you can self-teach and have an amazing portfolio!
The benefits of art school is mostly not ART
Of course there are benefits of attending art school. I think it is especially suitable for those who need some ex
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Commission~new artworkCommissionCommission~new artwork2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am able to draw humans, sonic sona, chibi's and anthro's
If there is any question you would like to ask comment in this journal or note me
You must pay me before I start on your commission
please be patient and don't rush me, your artwork might take 1 or 2 weeks to finish
please link me in this journal or in notes a reference of your character you want me to draw
Digital art sketch (without colour) :
full body: 10
half body: 15
Traditional sketch with colour:
What happened at the *other* watercolour workshop!And more fantastic stuff, this time from the second workshop group! Check out those wonderful paintings, and give the artists some love!What happened at the *other* watercolour workshop!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you haven't seen what the first group did, check out their paintings here: http://gold-seven.deviantart.com/journal/What-happened-on-the-watercolour-workshop-394608419
As always, I'll update this with more art as I get it!
The Brothers Steele - Snake - Colour by JulSteele
Orange by JulSteele
Sir Marcus of Galloway by Riana-art
The Brothers Steele - Daniel II - Colour by JulSteele
Sunflowers by zornisse
Nicolaipixie by zornisse
Schoenerer by zornisse
Antiochos Study by Curundil
looking west (with wonky legs, duh!) by Curundil
Tutorial and References Journal!edit: oh my god i cant believe how many views this has. thank you!!! - ashTutorial and References Journal!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
due to illness and the incredibly short time span we were given, i was unable to conjure an anatomy tutorial of my own for our last day
to make up for this, i have created a large list of tutorials and references for you to use!!
i tried my best to credit all of the creators, but some were just impossible to find, so i apologize! unu
if you'd like i could also add in some pixel art and animation tutorials (since i know they were requested before)!
Male Anatomy (author unknown) 2 3 4
Dr. EditloveLit Basics WeekDr. Editlove1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the edit
It's a common misconception that the end result of writing is a finished product, which can then be sent out to magazines, nailed to a door, read aloud to your prisoners—whatever it is you usually do with your work.
The end result of writing is editing. And the goal of editing is to produce a finished result you can take pride in.
What editing is for
Resolving big errors, e.g. continuity, plot holes, inaccuracies, and other problems that will dampen the overall effect of your work.
Fixing details, e.g. grammar/spelling, ambiguous wording, and other technical issues.
Producing a polished work.
Editing gives you the opportunity to take your work and bring it up to scratch.
Why don't we do this on the initial write? Because getting the ideas down in the first place, and getting them all the way to completion, is a demanding process. Maybe you've written a piece about an improbable goal, but
ResourcesTips, Tricks and Advice | About MeResources4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Partner Up | JDrama Reviews
Obviously just using my account won't be enough to become fluent in Japanese, so here I offer other outside resources that I highly recommend.
Can't type in Japanese? Don't want to use romaji? Set up your computer using the following step-by-step tutorials and you'll be on your way to typing Japanese in minutes!
For Windows users.
For MAC users.
Frequently Asked QuestionsHey guys!Frequently Asked Questions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thought I'd make a FAQ since I've received the same questions over and over again. If there's anything else you'd like to know, comment here and I'll add it.
What materials do you use?
I use polymer clay and TLS (translucent liquid sculpey). I don't have a preferred brand, but I mostly end up using Sculpey III and Premo.
How do you color your clay?
I use soft chalk pastels to shade my clay. Any large, solid colors in the clay are just different colors of clay.
What paints do you use?
When I use paints (mostly for the faces on some of the charms), I use regular acrylic paint applied AFTER the item is baked. I then seal it with glaze to keep the paint from fading off.
I want to start working with clay! What materials do I need?
I have a basics guide here for those who are curious as to what you need.
How do you make your charms/miniatures shiny?
What happened on the watercolour workshopMy first watercolour workshop took place in Aachen last weekend. We had a good and creative time again with a lot of fun and intersting people - and great results. Check out what happened on the workshop!What happened on the watercolour workshop2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Masquerade by sunnyfiny
Tirbethel Uialon, Chapter IV: Seeing yet unseeing by Finarfel
Morkans birthday fox by DonKringel
Kringeldinge/Kringelthings - Knitting! by DonKringel
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
USEFUL SAI TUTORIAL COLLECTION LINKfor my DEAR WATCHER ! :icononiskiplz:USEFUL SAI TUTORIAL COLLECTION LINK3 years ago in Personal More Like This
hopeful this can be useful for you guys
lets see - i learn all of this thing at SAI tutorial and YOUTUBE - also a good sensei :iconiChelintan:
youtube have a lot of tutorial that i think it can help you for improving - :iconcoolplz:
BEWARE !! XDDD
this will be a long ONE !!! :iconyeahplz:
i give you all the link that i learn SAI coloring -
on YOUTUBE :
1. here is the SAI coloring at Youtube ( this is teach you how to coloring using markers - its my base coloring )
2. this one is another YOUTUBE coloring with SAI - using Cellshade style :
3. this one teach you how to blending
4. CELLSHADE painting
5. another cellshade painting
6. MASTER of 1 LAYERS hahaha 8'D
7. i le
Being a concept artist #3Being a concept artist #3: you are most likely to be drawing EVERYTHINGBeing a concept artist #31 year ago in Personal More Like This
When people talk about concept art for video games and animation films, most would generally think of pretty character designs, beautiful paintings, awesome weapons/spacecrafts...etc. I had similar thoughts back then too, dreaming about designing all the cool things I like. However, this is not the case a lot of the time, and it's better to know it before you aspire to become a concept artist.
Skills - You'll have to know how to draw everything (and how they work)
In my opinion, concept artist is probably the most skill-demanding art career. You are not drawing to entertain yourself, but drawing to solve problems and help develop an end product (a character, a game, a film, etc). That's why it's called "applied art"!
You need to understand everything you are going to draw, in order to draw it accurately. You'll need to know about human and creature anatomy to design characters and cre
PE: Dos and Don'ts of Literature DDsDaily Deviations WeekPE: Dos and Don'ts of Literature DDs8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Literature is just a small portion of DeviantArt compared to the Visual Arts, but it is just as mighty. The libraries in our literature galleries are filled with epic poems, tales of fantasy adventures, space operas, curl up on the couch romance, six word stories and spectacular sonnets that will leave you mesmerized. But it's not like they have neon signs attached to them that blink and say "Read me!" Which means we have to wade through the other literature that isn't quite up to snuff. And then the idea hit us.
Why not make a list of things that put up the red danger flag when we're reading lit?
Don't pretend like you don't know what we're talking about. Imagine clicking on a link and finding one giant wall of text with no paragraph breaks or indentations. Or maybe it's a poem full of high school hormones and teenage love cliches. No wait, it's the story that af
Anime/Manga 100 theme ChallengeMA's 100 theme art~challenge!Anime/Manga 100 theme Challenge6 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you know, anime and manga cover a great many things. Some are reminiscent of RPG's, some deal specifiably with sports, others with comedy. Here's a challenge- 100 different types for you to draw out! Can you be one of the few to "defeat" this mighty list!
For those of you who are unclear by what is meant by some I'll post in brackets under each number some examples, but by no means feel constrained to the example. Use your OC's! Make new ones! Execute the picture with what you feel would be best as long as it's anime/manga style
General 100 Theme Project Rules
You are by no means required to abide by these rules, but they give things a general structure.
1.)Do one hundred pictures each with one of the themes. Each picture should have ONE and only ONE theme each.
2.) There is no time limit but because of that you are expect to finished or finalize EVERY picture. This challenge is made to help build artistic skill so don't upload unfinished scribbl
(Upd) List of shortcuts + 100 members!!!Hi everyone!(Upd) List of shortcuts + 100 members!!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FireAlpaca 1.0.35 is out Remember to download the newest version if you haven´t already! Also, check out the nifty Japanese site with lots of cute Alpaca illustrations: http://firealpaca.com/ (if it tries to go back to other language, just go to the top bar and choose the little Japan flag).
We´re past 100 members! You people rock! It´s awesome that this little group keeps expanding. Share the love! ^o^)/
List of shortcut hotkeys Everythingfirealpaca on tumblr compiled a list of shortcuts for FireAlpaca that I´m sure everyone will find really useful, so I´m posting it here:
Note: This is a list of Mac shortcuts, please see the reference below. Also, some commands like Quit will not work on PC, so I´ve added the PC one.
"(Cmmd is Ctrl, Delete is Backspace, and Option is Alt on PC):
Cmmd+Option+drag = resize brush
Shift = draw strai