How to use WatercolorPlease check out my Blog for latest updates:-> http://ameblo.jp/khaoskai/entry-11421097480.htmlHow to use Watercolor1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction11 months 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
PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials4 months 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
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo
Exploring Art 18: I wish I could draw like you.There is a person who has said this to me every single time they've met me. I feel awkward and unsure whenever they say it, and sometimes I even feel angry, with no clue why. I mean it's a lovely compliment, and I should feel happy and wonderful about it, so why does that phrase bother me so?Exploring Art 18: I wish I could draw like you.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been sitting here working on a top secret amazing project with Sarah, thinking about it as I poke about. Then I realized why it bothers me so.
I dislike that phrase for a few reasons. And to understand why I hate that phrase and wish no one would use it, you need to understand what I think about art and how I learned to art. Let me start with a history lesson in the life of Jess.
I have always drawn. My whole life, from the moment my dad put a crayon in my hand and ruffled my fluffy little head, I have doodled. I was extremely fortunate that my father, my mother's boyfriend, my step mother and my mother all saw that creativity and chose to nurture it rather then treat it like a hobby. When I
Free Photoshop CS2 + questionEdit: So apparently the CS2 isn't supposed to be downloaded by anyone who doesn't already have a license. Adobe goofed. The version is still there to download, but I'm uncertain how long it will stay there.Free Photoshop CS2 + question11 months ago in Personal More Like This
And it seems that a lot of people are also having problems with DA stacks, so it's not just me. ^^
For anybody late to the party, PhotoShop CS2 is now FREE for download (legitimately) from the Adobe site. This is great for artists who need a good art program to work in. <3 It is not a trial. It is the full thing.
Also, is anybody else having a problem with new deviations and deviation stacks?
Contest time! C:Contest time! <3Contest time! C:3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yeees, because i'd like some more art of my characters, well what about a contest? °u°
Its kinda easy, 1 round and yea x3
My characters: Niki, Panda, Noriko and Fisk
Yea, you'll find information about them on the ref sheets! >u<
What Do i have to draw?
-Like said before, you havbe to draw one of my characters, but of course you can draw more than one xD
Any specific theme?
-No, not really, but the picture has to fit t
Anatomy tutorialssHello, if you've found any good anatomy tutorials, please drop them here ; 7 ;;;;;; I need to practice OTLAnatomy tutorialss2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Helpful Tip of the Day 03Noticing mistakes:Helpful Tip of the Day 035 months 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
Tutorial: Wgrywanie ikon folderowTutorial:Tutorial: Wgrywanie ikon folderow10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wgrywanie ikon folderów
Wielokrotnie byłam proszona o wyjaśnienie jak wgrywać ikony folderów. By rozwiać wątpliwości postanowiłam zrobić na ten temat krótki tutorial z paroma screenami.
Wejdź w swoją galerię, a następnie otwórz folder, który chcesz zedytować.
Teraz musisz kliknąć FOLDER OPTIONS znajdujące się w prawym górnym rogu strony.
Otworzy Ci się niewielkie okienko. Pozostaje tylko wybrać zakładkę ICON, a następnie wgrać plik o maksymalnych wymiarach 152x400 px.
I to wszystko. Mam nadzieję, że tutorial okaże się przydatny i rozwieje wszelkie wątpliwości (:
A dla zainteresowanych:
Edycja tekstu i inne sztuczki na DeviantArcie
Portfolio tipsAfter my last update I've gotten notes from people wanting more in regards to portfolios. Again (to cover my ass), these are only my opinions. There aren't any absolute truths for a good portfolio when shopping around for editors. Essentially a good portfolio is one that shows off your abilities in the best ways possible and hopefully helps you make an impression on an editor.Portfolio tips6 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. The less the better.
Editors are bogged down at cons looking through a lot of portfolios. When they open up your portfolio they'll size you up in about 5 seconds on your first couple of pages: good or bad. I suggest only 5 pages of sequential art showing a CONNECTED story of some kind, not bits and pieces of things you did over the years and certainly NO PIN-UPS. Having a ton of crap in your portfolio won't change their mind but it will waste their time. 5 pages is more than enough for them to see whether you're ready or not (in their
DESIGN TUTORIAL - BASIC CHARACTER CREATIONYo! I get a lot of questions on how I create my characters, such as how do I come up with color schemes, markings, the basic idea, all that cool stuff~ X3DESIGN TUTORIAL - BASIC CHARACTER CREATION6 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I'd thought I do a little design tutorial. This is a TEXT based tutorial, meant to give the tricks/tips that I use.
So prepare to read! I will be using my characters as examples.
This tutorial covers design tips for both ANIMALS AND HUMANS.
KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE ARE TIPS AND TRICKS THAT I USE.
EVERYONE MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE.
The Idea: Where and How Do I start?
So you want to create a new character huh? But you don't know where to start with the process....Hmm. When I'm coming up with a new character, I start with the personality about 75% of the time. It doesn't have to be in-depth, just basic personality traits.
So for example I might want a character that is:
- Loud, aggressive, rude, doesn't give a fuck about anythi
So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?So... you want to be a comic artist?So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
heres a handy but totally disorganised load of information on the subject
possibly the most useful guide in existance
and its FULL of links...
some of them are quite old and may not exist anymore but there are so many i cannot be bothered sorting them out
*dn't awww at me you should know how lazy I am*
Panelling and Planning
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angles, techniques, and so forth:
1) Plan your comic out carefully first- just do a few scribbles on what is happening in your comic (are they talking? Any action?)
2) If you're not "good" at drawing people/animals/whatever, get a book on anatomy, watch anime/read manga to get a fair idea on what things should look like- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
3) Camera angles: watch tv/movies/read manga to see how the camera is featured: Is it close-up? Birds eye view? Front on?
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angels, techniques, and so forth
Time and Pacing
The smaller the gutter, the shorter amount of time is taken up
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 21 year 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
Tutorial & References Journal!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 dayTutorial & References Journal!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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 5 6
How to Make 2D Tile sets for games Part 1 + MoreHey everyone!How to Make 2D Tile sets for games Part 1 + More6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just uploaded a new tutorial, the first in the series, all about making 2D tiles and tile sets for games!
Things covered in this episode:
- The anatomy of a basic tileset
- Setting up and using Photoshop's grid system for making tiles
- Using Photoshop's Offset filter to make tiles seamless
- Adapting a tiling texture into a tileset
- Some results of a finished basic tileset
- Thoughts and some opinions!
- I forgot to master the audio. Sorry if I sound just a tad muffly!
Also recently uploaded by Tyler Edlin, this video about perspective drawing where I also have a segment about how to make perspective grids in Photoshop!
By the way, have you been paying attention to my tumblr? I post stuff like this more often there, as I only see my DA journal as a means to communicate about mo
New Program: MischiefSo there's this program called Mischief that I feel like not a lot of people may know about right now. I only know about it thanks to my tumblr dashboard.New Program: Mischief2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hmm, to talk about it would be easier in bullet points so let's get to that.
Infinite canvas, resolution, and dimension. It's all specialized textured vector so no matter how small you draw you can export it to a .psd or .jpg of ANY RESOLUTION AND ANY DIMENSION which is pretty fucking amazing and helps those people who can't handle heavy programs or preset resolutions like in SAI or Photoshop.
It's like drawing on paper. Like to me it's really forgiving paper. The select tool is pretty much like a canvas cropping device-- you select and then you can export the selected area as the cropped image. Otherwise it doesn't do nice things like resize, scale, or rotate. (Just yet anyway, I think they're still developing.) So it's a good practice tool.
It's really smooth and pleasant to draw
10 Tips for Tutorial Writing Success!10 things to consider when writing a tutorial10 Tips for Tutorial Writing Success!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Are you interested in trying our Official Photomanipulation Tutorial Challenge but unsure of where to begin? Look no further! Here are some tips about creating a tutorial that is easy for you to write and easy for us to understand. We hope these pointers will be useful to you; as always, feel free to leave questions or comments.
1. Sit down and really think about what you are good at doing
What do people compliment you about most frequently? What are you most proud of in your manipulations so far? It could be anything, from the way you select and cut out stock to the way you make your colors pop. Start from your strength, something you can talk about with ease.
2. Take the pressure off!
No matter how "good" someone is at photomanipulation already, they still have something interesting to le
The Name GameThe Name GameThe Name Game6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pitfalls to Avoid and Tricks to Use while Naming People and Places
We've all been there. You're reading a pretty interesting piece of fantasy fiction, and a few paragraphs in you learn that the main villain's name is "Abraxas the Cruel, Lord of the Black Tower." You wince at the unoriginality, close the deviation, and move on to something more interesting. We've all been on the other side of things, too, with a detailed plot outline in hand, staring at a Word document that displays only a single line: "???? knew what he had to do--kill the president." We're sure that once we get that protagonist's name down, that perfect name, we'll be able to write the whole thing in one gush of brilliance, but all that's coming to mind are banal names like "John Everyman" or over-the-top ones like "Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster".*
*Yes, that is his rea
TUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring LINEART COLORINGTUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
DIGITAL MEDIA: Tutorial for soft cell shading by ~getty Digital Painting Tutorial by `Dianae Coloring Skin Tutorial by ~sleckt
TRADITIONAL MEDIA: :thumb153461491:
Hair shading tutorial by *KirameKirai Tutorial: Coloring Hair by *Curryuku Hair Coloring Tutorial by =Popo-Licious Realism Tutorial by ~yumixHair Coloring Tutorial by ~MissNysha How to paint anime-styled hair by ~getty
Tutorial for how to paint eyes by ~getty An Anime Eyes Tutorial by ~joulee Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by =sanguisGelidus
If you want to share here with us more anime style tutorials just write a comment ^^
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PE: Contrast in Digital ArtThis article aims to introduce different kinds of ‘contrast’ in digital art, although most of the following points can also be applied to other media as well.PE: Contrast in Digital Art4 days ago in Art Features More Like This
(noun) - Contrast is a principle of art. When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
1. Colours and Brightness
One of the first things to come to mind when we think of ‘contrast’ are colours contrasting with each other.
(The colours labelled as 'primary' are the primary colours in the RGB colour model. Primary colours of the CMYK colour model are cyan, magenta and yellow.)
Magical Photoshop Blender BrushSelect the Smudge Tool. Click on Windows>Brushes (F5). Select a soft brush.Magical Photoshop Blender Brush2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on Shape Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Size Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Scattering (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Scatter to 50% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
>Set the Count to 8.
>Set the Count Jitter to 80% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Other Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Strength Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on the top right corner pull-down menu on the brushes window. Click on "New Brush Preset." Name your brush. Doing this saves your brush.
NOTE: The scattering is where this brush is most effective. If you want softer blending, decrease the scatter. If you want rougher blending, increase it. Feel free to use these settings on different brush shapes as well for different effects (such as watercolor, oil, etc. Try all those different textured brush shapes provided by Photoshop and di
Convert HQ videos to gif with Photoshop at 30fpsChangelogConvert HQ videos to gif with Photoshop at 30fps1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-01/03/2013 Original Post
-07/07/2013 Massive revamp
-07/08/2013 Added how to stop generating optimized under "How to convert a video to animated .gif" and other corrections
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important notes (READ THIS)
How to convert a video to animated .gif
Transparency and alpha channel explanation
Troubleshooting and common errors
Low ram error
Reducing file size
Getting past 500 frame limit
(MMD) Creating loops
Previously this conversion tutorial was made for Mikumikudance(MMD), a free 3D animation software, but I have now made this tutorial to be as general as possible, but I'll still mention few MMD stuff here and there. I'm using Photoshop CS3 so newer versions will most
How to fix outgoing links [Update]:: Updated 11.oct.13 ::How to fix outgoing links [Update]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So today deviantArt decided to mess up with outgoing links by adding an ugly arrow symbol.
I found how to get rid of it by pure luck and I thought I should share it.
all you have to do is manually add the "http://deviantart.com/users/outgoing?" in front of your links. If you don't, dA will automatically add it and in the same time add the ugly arrow along.
Let's take an example.
I want to link... Google, let's say.if I just type
<a href="http://www.google.com/"> Google we get
THIS HORROR Google
On the other hand, if I type