PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingPE: Traditional Shading1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello. This is iDJPanda on the topic of shading!
When I usually start into the shading process of something, I always struggle to see which kind of technique I can use to give the piece of art the type of wow that I want. But just like anything, there are MANY ways to do it! This can help you use different shading techniques for different textures. I'm gonna give you a few different ways you can shade (Try to shake it up! ). If you have any other ways you shade, please feel free to tell me!
One of my favorite, in this technique of shading, you go against what all elementary teachers told you. You scribble! When you shade like this, you'll come out with something that looks like this.
Using circular motions, you generate different shades. Spending more time, swirling makes the certain areas you want darker, and the less you swirl makes the other areas lighter.
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 #3Being a concept artist #3: you are most likely to be drawing EVERYTHINGBeing a concept artist #39 months 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
Omg look at this reference material!It's "legen--wait for it..."Omg look at this reference material!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, this journal was made solely for 2 purposes:
#1: To share this with anyone else who can use or learn from it
#2: So I can get to it fast. lol
Cubebrush.com September CompetitionHello! Our monthly competition just wrapped up and another one will be announced later today. For now, check out the amazing entries who placed at the top, some incredible art in there!!Cubebrush.com September Competition7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you feel like you could do better, then join us for October! OhohoHHhh
September Competition Results
In case you missed it, here is a tutorial on how to draw feet:
20 Questions for Droemar: Part 1Do you have certain resource books that you always come back to? I have some basic drawing/painting books that are really helpful, and I wondered if you might have something similar for writing, or even for painting?20 Questions for Droemar: Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have lots and lots of art books that I keep on hand for inspiration. The Art of Kung Fu Panda is amazing. Ditto the concept art work for Okami. I also frequent the website Creative Uncut, which reveals a lot of concept art work for a lot of video games. I have all of the Dinotopia books by James Gurney and and the Katturan Odyssey by Terryl Witlach. I always seem to find something new in terms of composition whenever I flip through those books.
As far is actual drawing books that have helped me, Ken Hultgren's The Art of Animal Drawing is endlessly helpful. I also learned at the feet of Jack Hamm. That guy can draw anything. Andrew Loomis, Muybridge, and Boga
Chibi raffle Closed!It's been a while since I did these. The rules are all the same, but the prize is new!♥Chibi raffle Closed!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Raffle ends on 04.17
3 slots of chibi like this:
- You must watch me ( If you haven't already )
- You must favorite this journal entry.
- You must make a journal or poll linking back to this journal & comment the link to the the poll or journal.
- Comment on this journal by giving a link to your OC's reff.
The winners will be chosen by generating numbers in random.org
Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.I recently felt it being one of the most important things, not just for an artist; being happy with what you do. No one wants to get up every morning thinking.. shit .. another work day. Of course there can be days, maybe even a full week of that, but the majority of your time you should be feeling content and happy even.Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
With that lack of love and enthusiasm it is most likely reflected into your work.
Now it's not always your own fault that your work doesn't make you happy and doesn't feed your creative monster. But it can be in these cases.
You make your OWN workday miserable when:
If you don't speak your mind and stand up for your opinion and values.
If you're not open minded regarding feedback and new techniques.
:buletblue: If you don't aim for improvement. (though aiming for perfecting all the time can be stressful)
when you allow yourself to work under stressful circumstances for too long.
Hand-paint texturing tutorialsHey guys, I keep receiving questions about old-school characters and hand-painted textures, that's why I want to keep this tutorials list up as a default.Hand-paint texturing tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Epic Bible for cg-artists for FREE (no kidding), there is a few tutorials about hand-paint textures:
Two videos with hand-painted female face:
Tyson Murphy character artist at World of Warcraft team with old-school weapons tutorial:
My Demon Chaser tutorials e-book:
Art v DesignI know I tend to bring it up a lot in discussions but I need to get my old dumb journal out of the way.Art v Design1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A common theme I see in a lot of artists is this idea that art is the job that you love and struggle to do. Like some kind of higher plateau of existence where you can be happy and happen to get paid at the same time. I should know, I was there back in college.
But once you get past the pretty pictures and tourist guides they take you along, glorifying the job and how much fun you'll have being able to creatively express yourself, you find yourself at the foot of the very real mountain. You can convince yourself you've braced for it this whole time and are ready to undertake the challenge, but it's only until you can see the thing that you can truly understand the enormity of what you're about to undertake.
People post on deviantArt for one reason: TO GET NOTICED
Let's not kid ourselves. That's totally what you're gunning for, whether its to have a place to s
Rage Face PLZWorld's Greatest PLZ Archive!Rage Face PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
#27d PLZ Reference Catalog
- in order of relevance, arranged by 27d staff
PLZ LIBRARY SECTIONS:
PLATITUDESTEXT & NUMERALSSMILEYSEMOTICONSJOURNAL SWAGARRAYSSTAMPSTHUMNAILSJOURNAL IMAGESPACKS & TOOLS[Bullet; Red]
Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?
Bill Murray by chunkslayer
Sometimes a painter’s vision expresses and inspires what the zen philosopher’s words can only define and describe.
When remarkable lives defined by success and abundance are reviewed from their beginnings, it is remarkable that the narrowest of paths, sometimes a precarious balancing between life a
The emotional shield that prevents hurt.Being an artist = Being sensitive.The emotional shield that prevents hurt.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
We all know it. Making something and then showing it out there makes you very vulnerable, emotionally.
What if people think it's shit? What if they think it's weird... what will they think? Will that reflect on how they think of me as a person?
I know what some of you are thinking right now... 'You should care less about what people think of you or you art.'
In a sense you are right.. than again, you SHOULD care what people think of you and your art! They are your market and potential clients.
It's easier when you're already doing your dream job and couldn't care less for other potential directions... but most of us will always stay interested in new opportunities.
They= Everyone who see your personality and/or artwork.
Being an artist = Being lonely.
Artists of a certain type tent to stick together. Industry veterans seems to ignore the public eye and the internet fully. Some artists in the making clut
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?
Manga - Artist Interviews and Features #1Hello everyone! This weeks interviews are with :iconmellanthe:Mellanthe and :iconnegshin:Negshin!Manga - Artist Interviews and Features #17 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Interview with :iconmellanthe:Mellanthe
Have you ever studied Art at school or University? Are you self taught?
Actually, much like a lot of other artists on DA I am self taught. Haha, I basically learned through trial and a lot of error!
What appealed to you the most about being an artist? Where does your inspiration come from?
What appealed to me the most would have to be being able to put my imagination down on paper. That and bright colours. REALLY. BRIGHT. COLOURS. A lot of my inspiration comes from the Tales Series games actually which many people really wouldn't notice unless they looked really closely.
What genres and styles you use? Why draw Manga?
I mainly draw in manga/anime style with a hint of semi-realism at times, but people rarely
PE: Preproduction is Key!Surprise! Contrary to what rydi1689 announced, I'm here to deliver one final article on Manga & Anime week! And it's pretty huge... prepare yourselves.PE: Preproduction is Key!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Special thanks to my partner in crime, J-Cleo, for helping me write this!
Creating manga is quite daunting as a project. You have to worry about so many things and prepare for unforeseen problems. While I don’t claim to be an expert on the field, I can at least share with you my experiences while on a quest to create my own manga.
Bear in mind, this guide is geared towards individuals serious about entering the field or wanting to create a well-developed story. That doesn’t mean you can’t use this advice if you’re a hobbyist (more power to you!) but this focuses on taking it that extra step.
The Story Concept
The first thing you need should be obvious: the concept, or idea, for your story. This could be something you’ve had in your mind for a while, a sud
A Happy Holiday Journal EntryThank youA Happy Holiday Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the responses to my previous journal entry, but I will do my best to make proper replies to some of you soon. But to everyone Thank you all for constantly giving me reasons to be grateful.
I've got a bit of free time today before another Christmas party so I thought I'd post a holiday journal with miscellaneous moments from the past month or so. Thank you so much to Miss-It-Girl for extending my subscription so I can keep sharing these photos with you guys!
The holiday decor at home was a joy to look at and photograph.
I enjoyed the added details of these swirly twigs that make me think of Tim Burton landscapes.
After all these years, the sight of sparkling lights and shiny Christmas ornaments and even the smell of tinsel and synthetic trees gets me in the mood fo
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.Tips For Commission Artists9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
MLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with MinkyMy Little Pony Plushie StyleMLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with Minky3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What: Minky is a polyester, microfiber fabric that is extremely soft. It is often used in baby blankets and quilts, but also seems to be the fabric of choice for many plushie makers.
(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!)
These tools can help make your experience working with minky much easier...
Rotary Cutter: http://www.beverlys.com/olfa-rotary-cutter-28mm.html You can use this to cut the minky directly around your pattern pieces on a flat surface, instead of trying to pin the pattern and hold up the fabric while cutting with scissors. The smaller the blade size, the better, because they go around tight curves easier.
Walking Foot: These sewing machine accessories are very useful. When sewing, because minky is slippery, the fabric may slide around a bit and get off track, making your plushie (or whatever you're making) not as accu
Namikaze/Uzumaki Family Rehearsal PhotoshootPhotobook updates and other thingsNamikaze/Uzumaki Family Rehearsal Photoshoot7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please allow me to direct you to this journal entry for other long overdue updates.
Cosplay really does bring people together.
" Two weeks ago somewhere in Boston, a young lady was telling her mom how much she wanted to meet the Tux Team since they were spending a week or two in Manila visiting relatives. The mom replies, " There are about 80 million Filipinos, the chances of you meeting your cosplay idols are ZERO." The little miss figured her mom might be right but was still hopeful. As the days passed in Manila, the young lady didn't know that something wonderful was just around the corner... "
- a small excerpt from Essa's journal entry, which you may read here: http://cyfliq.deviantart.com/journal/19762188/
ostit: Essa's entry is now in my Journal Faves. With DA's new messa
Exercise 18: Painterly StyleTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILSExercise 18: Painterly Style1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The “painterly style” has been a highly requested tutorial subject matter due to it’s increasing popularity to digital artists. Not sure what this style is referring to? Check out the Painterly Style Reference Board. The style has become even more popular from games that focus heavily on this art style such as Bastion or to digital artists like Purplekecleon, who we Interviewed last year. It has a bold and fresh look that relies on color and working with balancing the different hues to create value. The style is recognizable by 3 different factors: use of color shifting, visible brushstrokes, and fantastical ligh
What doesn't kill you makes you strongerI just went back and read some of the horrible comments I've received from people in the past.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember how hurtful it was and how much I wanted to just dissapear from it all. I felt helpless and hopeless.
The internet can be a terrible place.
When people aren't accountable for what they say they feel a certain sense of power. The ability to judge others without being judged ourselves is a position of immense dominance. It's exhilarating to exercise that dominance over another person.
But now, looking back, I realize that it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't even bother hiding, deleting or responding to those comments because it just doesn't bug me. I feel a resounding "eh",
I keep those comments up so that people can see the kind of behaviour that people reduce themselves to when they're behind a computer screen. Every "this is shit" or ""he" is just a dyke and a "she"" has meaning to me now. It means that I've overcome something that I never would have thought possible. I'm not hu