Stock and Resources Galleries Pt. 3Galleries MonthStock and Resources Galleries Pt. 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Designs & Patterns
Designs & Patterns for a number of different projects - knitting, paper craft, sewing, crochet, wood-working and others. All patterns and designs in this gallery should be complete and usable by any deviant wishing to download them to create a final product.
Beading & Jewelry Patterns
Downloadable beading and wire jewelry plans.
Printable blueprint schematics for assembling woodcraft, floor plans, or other things which have blueprints.
DeviantArt Stockers A - IDeviantArt Stockers A - I6 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a page to provide you with deviantART Stockers to help you find your artistic resources for your artwork. If you know of a deviantART stock provider that isn't already here here, please send a NOTE to me with the link to what you'd like to see added. Please note: this is NOT a club!
(Stock Providers in Alphabetical Order: A - I)
0wow0stock0xox0 10grams-stock 10stock 123RamboStock 1337-1stock 13BlackSTOCK 212Stock 231205-stock 2omb13stock 3D-AryaAart-Stock 3DigitalStock 3DLadyinStocks 521stock 69StoC 6linepunkstock 9mm-stock
A-Elberethstock a-handy-stock a-weirdo-stox AA-STOCK absense-stock absurdus abuseofstock achatinastock Acheliah-stock Aconyte-Stock ACrazyCharade-Stock Adaae-stock AdharaBatul Aegean-Prince AerisblackStock Aezon-Stock affy-stock :devaffriad-s
Stock and Resource Galleries Pt.2Galleries MonthStock and Resource Galleries Pt.21 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Application resources are specifically developed for either one particular piece of software, or a series or group of similar software processes. These resources include brushes, patterns, parameter packs, scripts and actions.
It is worth noting that previews for actions, packs and other application resources should NEVER contain copyrighted celebrity photos, screenshots from TV series, movies or games or any other copyrighted artwork.
Further, packs and other application resources should never contain copyrighted content such as PDF books, music or content that you did not create yourself! Please be copyright aware!
Resources for use in the 3D package, Cinema 4D
Stock and Resources Galleries Pt. 1Galleries MonthStock and Resources Galleries Pt. 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
3D Model resources can be imported into a 3D modeling program like 3D Studio Max, Maya, etc.
Pictures, buttons and other useful "precut" image files submitted by deviants for others to use in their own works
Vector source files that have all of the vector data included in the submission.
Video Resources & Tutorials
Film resources for other deviants to use in their films and/or learn from.
BestOfAnimeGirls 1st contest! 1200 points to win! CONTEST FINISHED thank you for submitting!BestOfAnimeGirls 1st contest! 1200 points to win!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello dear members!
We are finally having our first contest! The theme will be "Group Mascot". We are asking you to design a mascot that will represent what this group is all about! Cute anime girls! Also, if you could think of a cute name for her that would be great! (but dont worry if you cant! )
Here are some of the things we are looking for in a mascot; these are just some ideas, so don't let your design be restricted by us!
She must be FEMALE. This is a group for anime female art after all!:iconilavplz:
Just like our members, she is an artist who is still experimenting with ideas and testing
A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and ArtWith movies like Avengers, Brave and Hunger Games, 2012 seems to be the Year of the Archers and many artists have already been inspired to create their own archer characters.A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're thinking about having one of your OCs pick up bow and arrow (in writing or drawing) or you're a stock artist who wants to create some decent archery stock, I hope this little guide helps you understand the wonderful thing that is archery.
First and foremost, a little disclaimer: For this article I will mainly draw from my own experiences over the past few years. I am what you'd call an intuitive or instinctive archer, which roughly comes closest to medieval-styled archery. At the moment I'm shooting a modern Samick bow (without stabilizer or sights) and am in the process of making my own recurve bow out of robinia wood (similar to a few bows you can see in my gallery).
However, in archery there are many styles and differences in material used, draw, stance, finger position etc. – it all depend
Tip of the Day: Finding the right 'job'You know you love what you do when you can honestly say 'My "job" is not my job. it's who I am. Tell me why you love being an artist!Tip of the Day: Finding the right 'job'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to get InspiredCommunity WeekHow to get Inspired1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever had one of those times when you really feel like drawing but had no idea what to draw? Or have you ever had an artblock you've desperately wanted to get rid of? Art is super fun, but it sucks when you just can't draw when you really want to. Here are a few of mine and a few other artists' tips to get inspired, and hopefully it'll help you!
Okay let's start!
1. Make an OC
OCs, or original characters, are a great source of inspiration. If you have none, make one! It's super fun to design your own character, especially since it's original so you can go crazy with it! Think up a personality for your OC, as well as their hobbies and interests, and even a back story, so that they seem real. Whenever you're out of ideas to draw, you can draw your OC. If your OC is well-developed, you might even develop a loving for them and long to draw them all the time .
2. Make Adoptables
Tips on Keeping Characters/OCs RealisticHello everyone! I've debated which topic I should give tips on (a few others were how to keep Levi in character, how to describe scenes, etc) and this one was what I finally went with. Basically, I'm going to give some tips and examples on how to keep your OC "realistic", and prevent them from becoming a Mary Sue. Why is this important you may wonder? Well, if you're reading a story/fanfiction/whatever, and there's a perfect character, doesn't it just feel plain annoying? If I'm reading a story and see a character is way too perfect to be true - I'll probably stop reading it.Tips on Keeping Characters/OCs Realistic1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sure I'm not the only one that may feel this way. Now, I'm not saying that your character has to be the most imperfect thing to ever exist, I'm just giving my humble ideas on how to keep a character realistic and believable.
Tip 1; Know The Canon World They're in
This is a very important step. I'll use the Attack on Titan world as an example. If your character is from the AoT world, trust me, they
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips from Random Writers - Mary Sueshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnokGcoUOmETips from Random Writers - Mary Sues1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SOOOOOOOO, both OCs and unnamed Reader-chan can fall victim of the Mary Sues. Here's some of my favorite videos on avoiding the Mary Sue curse. Now, here are my particular pet peeves:
1) DON'T. COMPLIMENT. YOUR. CHARACTER. ALL. THE. TIME. Nor have other characters compliment her/him all the time. If you keep saying how beautiful, talented 'n shit your character is, we're most likely gonna shut off. A few are fine if you so choose, but if you do it all the time, it's gonna get annoying.
2) Give your characters REAL challenges. That doesn't mean things like....perfect in everything else but a little bit clumsy. No, I mean REAL struggles that they have to endure. We WANT to see the character fail. We WANT to see the character try again. We WANT to see the character over come these. Give them real flaws that hinder them and make these trials harder.
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
Diablo III - Fan Art ContestDiablo III - Fan Art Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Malthael, The Angel of Death, has manifested in the mortal realm of Sanctuary with a deadly new purpose: to steal the Black Soulstone and bend its infernal power to his will.
Prepare yourself! Show one or more central figures getting ready for the coming conflict against Malthael. You may choose figures fro
Collection: The Most Fanciful Flights Of FantasyCollection: The Most Fanciful Flights Of Fantasy10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Most Fanciful Flights of Fantasy
Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
The fairie folk were (still are?) thought by the Celtic peoples to be an ancient race of tiny beings driven underground (literally; living now in mounds) or into the trees by modern humans. Other traditions deem them purely folkloric creatures, u
PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.PE: Importance of Anatomy3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
How To Write Good SexSo, this was a journal request by a friend that wishes to remain anonymous, but nonetheless I will do it.How To Write Good Sex1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We've all read them, the poorly written "He shoved his 15 inch dick into her tight pussy" sort of lemons/smut/nsfw writing. What gives me any right to speak about sex? Let's just say, I've gotten some in life experience to help me out with my writing. You can't use porn necessarily as a good reference because trust me, when you have sex for a living you acquire more skill then the average person. Sex and porn are two completely separate fields.
First things first, blatant heterosexual sex facts:
It's sweaty, there are noises of skin on skin contact, and it's almost always a little awkward.There is little to no kissing if there aren't romantic feeling between you and your partner.Sorry to burst your bubble, but most dirty talk happens before or during foreplay, not during the actual intercourse.Depending on how fast/sloppy he's going, it'll probably fall out a few times, just
Successfull Sonic Fan Characters - Hints and Tips!I wouldn't consider myself a pro at making Fan characters No really, I'm far from it...</b> but many deviants have commented my work and put down their own characters. So, here are some guides and tips on making a fan character, in some tips labelled below.Successfull Sonic Fan Characters - Hints and Tips!6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
> 'Recolours' - We all started the same!
> Thinking of back story and personality
> Species and powers
> Anything else.
'Why don't people like Recolours '
Though not really respected here on DA because of a lack of effort. Though some people may think they have put tonnes of effort into a character, others think there's more to be done. But even then, many deviants haven't taken into account that we all started the same. My first ever character was a green Shadow named Reflecto. But it's not too late to change it! Just take a pencil and paper and read on for tips to improve.
Backstory and personality
What must I avoid, if anything
Avoid making your storyline anything to do with the
Animal MagicAnimal Magic1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Passing Through version 2 by sakimichan
Child Psychologists will tell you that kids relate best to other kids and that’s why they’re drawn to puppies and kittens and other creatures of limited vocabularies but an abundance of physically affectionate expression. Fairy tales and comic books about animals or mythical creatures with human attributes continue this special rela
Watcher's Feature!I was going to post this earlier but Comic con came up. It was tons of fun & I accomplished everything I set out to do there. Presentation went off with a bang, Wacom had a great turnout & I made some Awesome friends & had the opportunity to spread the love of Anime /Manga over a larger audience.Watcher's Feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So a few weeks back I started a poll where I wanted my watchers to choose pic that i would feature in this journal. It can be anything,, a pic done by you or a commission of your character or a pic you simply like. Here's a few of them. You guys are the backbone of my confidence ever since I joined DA & I'll be always grateful to my watchers for the support they've shown. I know i can't please everyone all the time, but I hope this makes up for it. If you want to be featured all you gotta do is watch & the comment in this journal & i will keep adding the pics at the end of the day... Heres goes...Hope you enjoy.
Feel free to fave this feature & share it so that everyone getds the love & views
Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.shIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.sh4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Comment Counts Under Thumbnail Images
Two weeks ago, we released comment counts under thumbnail images to Beta Testers. Today, the feature has been rolled out to everyone. We believe that this feature adds more context to the experience of viewing artwork on deviantART. You'll now find comment counts underneath the thumbnails of deviations -- they can be seen when browsing or searching art, and also display in your Message Center. We hope this feature will help bring to light the fact
Improving image composition!Sometimes the details of our illustration look great, but then when we step back and look at the composition... it's a little boring or muddy or crowded or our eyes wander away from the parts that looked so good up close... Where are our focal points? Why doesn't this illustration grab my attention and hold it? Composition can make or break a piece. Here are some links that show examples of good and bad compositions and describe why certain layouts are more successful than others. Various tips and rules are described and illustrated. I hope you'll enjoy these as much as I do.Improving image composition!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Composition in art as described by wikipedia (this link is a little boring): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_%28visual_arts%29 you can skip to the good links below and come back to this one later if you want.
concept art composition tips with examples: http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/phil_straub_composition_tutorial
23 pages of paintings and composi
Adoptables, Writing an Artist's DescriptionA Good DescriptionAdoptables, Writing an Artist's Description4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Concerning adoption, a good description is always needed. It informs the purchaser about everything they need to know about the character and the adoption itself.
Basics of a Good Description:
Use proper grammar
A lot of deviants are *not* native english speakers and all the english they know is what they have been taught in school so try to use proper grammar. Talking and writing are not the same thing, 'your' and 'you're' do not mean the same thing and should *not* be written in the same way. Some mistakes or 'typos' can always happen, but as long as most of your writing is correct, the odd mistake is forgivable.
Unless you're a writer working on a stream of consciousness, periods and commas are not optional. (And remember that the first letter after a period is always capitalized)
No walls of text
Writing every sentence after the other without leaving spaces ever so often is
Am I ready to start freelancing?Hi,Am I ready to start freelancing?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art and providing that art... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
The time, effort, and thought that you put into art makes it valuable to you. For art to have value to anyone else, it has to make someone think or feel something, or someone has to believe that it will benefit them in some way, or satisfy a need.
If you are going to be a successful artist you just have to produce art that will be valued as much (or more) by a client is it is valued by you, and then successfully sell it. this requires a lot of art skill, a lot of marketing skill, connections, luck, or some com
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,