Top social posts from last week: 2.24.14Twitter: "The Girl and the Dragon" by JJcanvasTop social posts from last week: 2.24.142 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Facebook: "Cyborg Samurai" by blee-d
Google+ depthRADIUS: Coven the Master Race, Powers Optional
Tumblr Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones characters by DjeDjehuti
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TalentPlease artists, take a time and read it.Talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people is been asking me recently about what I do to create, how I developed my work, if I have any formal study in arts, or if it's only "talent". Oh, talent, that damn word. I don't disregard talent at all, but what I really think is that's a complete waste of time for us as artists to underestimate the value of HARD WORK. Talent is a given, Hard work is coachable, and that's all. Simple math. Here's an excerpt of text that says it all:
"Talent is, in common parlance, 'what comes easily'. So, sooner or later, inevitably, you reach a point where the work doesn't come easily, and, -Aha!, it's just what you feared.
Wrong. By definition, whatever you have is exactly what you need to produce your best work. There's probably no clearer waste of psychic energy than worrying about how much talent you have- And probably no worry more common.
Talent, if it is anything, is a gift, and nothing of the artist's own making.
Manga Studio Walkthrough: Part 2- 3DNot to be attempted if you have less than 2GB ram or your pc WILL crash. It's hard to run on the minimum requirements but it is possible.Manga Studio Walkthrough: Part 2- 3D4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Carring on from yesterdays tutorial with panelling.
In the panel you intend to use for you building or 3D object use the tool shown in the red square. Options will appear though I hid mine for now to show you what the 3D plane looks like. When you select the tool click and drag to the borders of your panel.
Now the properties panel will open for what you wish to put in this area. This can range from guns to motor bikes to housing and city scapes. The best part however is that you can build your OWN 3D objects to place in here. I'm going to show you how to arrange in perspective, change to line art only or line art and toning. Before I go on this is for any trolls:
I am not endorsing cutting corners or showing how to be lazy. Manga studio allows you to be a one artist team. This is go
nifty stuff for sale \(owo)Hallooo!!! ( ⊙ω⊙)ノnifty stuff for sale \(owo)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My friend Kahira recently got a magical machine that can make iPhone/iPad cases and mousepads and more. She's been making some of my art into really cool stuff! ( ˘//////˘ ) like this:
If you might be interested in something, please take a look at her shop here: Bloomiville on Etsy
She can do totally custom orders! So if there's a drawing of mine you'd like that isn't listed in the store, feel free to message me [which image, what product type] and I'll see if my file is hi-res enough for it (°ω°)b
I don't have a lot of recent art on dA but you can see a lot of newer HxH/Haikyuu/Magi/Kagepro fanarts on
Contest ~!!!Alright, chaps!!!Contest ~!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have decided to hold a contest!
It will be short and simple since I only got such a short amount of time to use Premium that the awesome SutoopU has given to me!!! ~love you, girl!!!! Thank you so much TAT~
Anyways, I wish hold a contest that is themed "DuchessDL"
DuchessDL is what I plan to change my username to!
I want a new icon and profile for myself, but I am too lazy to draw it myself.
This is very simple of what I ask - just draw me as a duchess/queen/princess/ etc.
GET CREATIVE!!! NO GREEN! GREEN IS NOT A CREATIVE COLOUR!
You serious? - Yes. I want to get more involved in contest and whatever...
How can I join? - just favourite the journal and and make a poll/journal about the contest ~make sure I get notified of this~
Prizes? - Well, since I am poor:
1st: 50 points; A shout out from me ; a best friend ; 3 free colored chibis by yours truly ; much swag.
2nd: 27points (because yolo!) ; a very good friend ; 1 free colored c
Patreon Rewards Archive I'm currently making a living out from my patreon by sharing my PSD, video, tutorial and other resources for a bi-weekly donated if you are interested in supporting me and helping me produce more content while getting special perks, please check my Patreon!Patreon Rewards Archive 1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be archiving all term rewards here to make it easier for my future patrons to look through : )
A term is pretty much half of a month or 2 weeks and each has their own unique rewards and perks to them.
If you are more interested in my tutorials, please check out my gumroad store : )
TERM 24 rewards (22-31)
Tutorial, video process, voice over tutorial,PSD, HI-RES jpg
Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Contest, we asked you to create a complete customization of Lightning in a first-of-its-kind challenge. The three winners were selected by none other than Final Fantasy legend, Tetsuya Nomura. Not only did the winners get their art displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, but they will also receive $1,000 USD, a LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII customized Xbo
Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015The Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! Break out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts, and create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones!Valentine's Day Art Exchange 201510 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Break out the candy hearts and crafting paper, because the Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now's the time to create valentines for your fellow deviants to share with their special someones.
Take part and help spread the love!
Start now by creating a digital valentine to be submitted to the Valentine Exchange category. Then, from February 11th to 16th, deviations in the Valentine Exchange category can be sent as valentines to your friends and loved ones!
How It Works
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the
Introducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRLIntroducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRL8 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool—the DeviantArt Stylus IRL—that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.
A legacy of Innovation
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.
Using the innovative, patent
WIN 2500 Deviantart POINTS (end)Hey guys i celebrate 1 400 000 PAGEVIEWS !!! AND 70 000 WATCHERSWIN 2500 Deviantart POINTS (end)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
wOOW absolutely incredible numbers ...!! Thank you so much for your support and for all the favs,comments and everything I have the best watchers ever! Thank you i love youu BTW: CHALLENGE WILL BE SOON SO WATCH ME
HOW YOU CAN WIN? ITS SIMPLE
JUST WATCH ME :iconryky: !
AND FAV THIS JOURNAL !
AND THATS NOT ALL!!! I PICK 5 WINNERS AT THE END
5 OF YOU CAN WIN 500 POINTS , BUT IF YOU WILL BE LUCKY AND RANDOM.ORG pick you more then one times you can win much more points !
I USE https://www.random.org/ FOR finding the winners
deadline : 5 May
:iconTridou-chan: :iconECLightningstar: :iconCasey-The-Fruit-Cake: :iconmdbruin: :iconPika-Pika-Pikahu:
Thank you everyone for the Birthday wishes :)Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishesThank you everyone for the Birthday wishes :)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not that old yet but looking back at my old drawings I was reminded of why I started to pursue the goal
of really honing my craft.
It was not always that way. I worked full time in the video game industry for a few years right after I graduated
and realized after awhile that although my PS skills were improving, my "actual" skills were at a standstill and I hated
it. I really hated photo bashing and using photos in my work other than for reference. I spent more time looking for images
to slam into my work than actually painting. I felt that the skills I had worked so hard to attain in school was being wasted and
not only that; deteriorating because they were not being implemented as much. Basically I was miserable as an artist; especially
since I knew that in order to understand the stuff my peers understood; I had to work twice as hard. Dunno why but it always
seemed my other friends were p
Fella\'s Big CSS GuideWelcome to fella's epic CSS reference blog! I rounded up some of dA's favourite, and most helpful, CSS-ers and picked their brains to bring you a comprehensive reference which includes great tips, tutorials, groups and resources to help you make the most of your dA experience using Cascading Style Sheets to prettify your journals, galleries, groups and userpages.Fella\'s Big CSS Guide4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Big thanks to VSConcepts, SaTaNiA, ginkgografix and TwiggyTeeluck for their help in making this blog!
Starting from the absolute basics, how would you describe what CSS is and what it can be used for on deviantART?
VSConcepts says, Well, CSS Stands for Cascading Style Sheet. CSS essentially takes existing HTML and dresses it up. CSS controls how the basic HTML can be displayed to the viewer, and thus enhances the experience on the web. On deviantART, we apply CSS to our personal journals, our group blogs, and news articles, and even use it in some custom widgets.
30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the following days, draw/write your OTP:
01 - Holding hands
02 - Cuddling somewhere
[Bullet; Green]03 - Gaming/watching a movie
[Bullet; Green]04 - On a date
[Bullet; Green]05 - Kissing
[Bullet; Green]06 - Wearing eachothers’ clothes
[Bullet; Green]07 - Cosplaying
[Bullet; Green]08 - Shopping
[Bullet; Green]09 - Hanging out with friends
[Bullet; Green]10 - With animal ears
[Bullet; Green]11 - Wearing kigurumis Kigurumi
[Bullet; Green]12 - Making out
[Bullet; Green]13 - Eating icecream
[Bullet; Green]14 - Genderswapped
[Bullet; Green]15 - In a different clothing style (Visual Kei, gyaru, lolita, ect. )
[Bullet; Green]16 - During their morning ritual(s)
[Bullet; Green]17 - Spooning
[Bullet; Green]18 - Doing something together (this can be anything from watching tv to having sex. Just remember to tag appropriately.
Using HTML on deviantARTUsing HTML on deviantART5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking.
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place?
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.
Some basic html
Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
Result: Example text
This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
Manga Studio EX 4 Walk Through Part 1Image Heavy! So if you have an old or slow PC this tutorial may not be for you. It may cause lag or a crash. Just so you know.Manga Studio EX 4 Walk Through Part 14 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This tutorial set will cover text and how to do comic style wavy text with a white outline. Panels dones with the panel ruler so when you draw in the panel nothing goes outside said panel without the need for selection tool. Screentones, custom tones and other ways to tone. Inking if I get far enough. And 3D materials for setting up scenes.
FIRST STEP: MAKE YOUR DPI 1200!!! You can change those at any point using layers alone! I'll elaborate more later.
In the below image. Hide beginners mode. Open the Navigation window, Colour, Layers and Tool Options in the Window Tab.
Where I have marked red go to the tab called Rulers. Left click and the option shown will appear. Choose Panel Ruler Layer.
In the image below, use the two tools pointed to, to cut and adjust your panels.
DeviantArt's Cat Cafe And Art LoungeDeviantArt's Cat Cafe And Art Lounge8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DeviantArt’s Cat Cafe And
DeviantArt is excited to announced a bold new venture that will revolutionize the world of artists and animal lovers alike: The DeviantArt’s Cat Cafe and Art Lounge!
The DeviantArt’s Cat Cafe and Art Lounge will become the new home to a stunning array of cats, providing long term homes for over fifty different felines, ranging from purebreds to mixed rescues. Located in the heart of sunny Hollywood, Califor
Tsubasa no Sei Art Contest extensions due tomorrowThose who asked for extensions, please be mindful that your deadline is 11:59pm Pacific Time tomorrow! There are still a few of you who haven't sent me your final pieces. ;w;Tsubasa no Sei Art Contest extensions due tomorrow2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Reminder, 1 Nov 13: Please, please, please! If you enter my contest, I need to be able to save/download the image you send me! It doesn't have to be publicly viewable on dA; you can use st.ash or even email it to me if you prefer! Thank you!
Update, 26 Aug 13: I got a really good reference for Bowen, now; if you were wanting to draw Elaine with him in his "human" form, this is perfect: http://madhatterkyoko.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=183897859
He changes outfits, but he usually wears cool clothes like those. And he does change his hair style. He can have it in spikes or slicked back or like in that reference image. He's not the type to stick to any one thing for long (except for Elaine). ;o
Update, 03 Aug 13: I just want to make it clear that
Youtube with Speedpaint TutorialsHey everyone!Youtube with Speedpaint Tutorials1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I've always wanted to do more tutorials to give back to the art community, but have been too busy in the past. Now I finally have some time and I've been uploading tutorial videos and speedpaint recordings to my Youtube channel!
Here are some of the ones I've done so far~
Profile DiscussionThe DeviantArt Timeline entries from the past few months have discussed how we’re focusing on user experience for DeviantArt and ways to make the site more intuitive. In this journal, we'd like to kick off a discussion on another big design-related milestone: to improve the profile experience on the site, mobile web, and mobile apps.Profile Discussion4 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The DeviantArt Timeline entries from the past few months have discussed how we’re focusing on user experience for DeviantArt and ways to make the site more intuitive. In this journal, we'd like to kick off a discussion on another big design-related milestone: to improve the profile experience on the site, mobile web, and mobile apps.
A lot has changed since the last time profiles were redesigned, and we have a number of interesting design challenges and objectives this time around.
At the fore
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam
Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
Getting started with digital artAs an artist that does digital art, I always get a lot of questions about what tablets people should use and how to make their choices. While I think equipment isn't all that matters, I think some things are good to take in consideration when buying a tablet. So here's something to get you started!Getting started with digital art5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Why do I need a tablet? Can't I use a mouse instead?
The biggest reason; ergonomics. When you do a lot of computer work in general, it's better to use a tablet over a mouse. This is because a mouse isn't designed for precision work. It's putting too much pressure on muscles that are not intended for precision work, hence it raises your chances to get all kinds of nasty injury's. Even if you can draw just fine with a computer mouse, you might actually consider to start using a tablet, for the reason that
Site Update: Runaway LlamasSite Update: Runaway Llamas9 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
The Runaway Llama Badge
Late last week, two llamas captured the eyes of the world for a few hours, as they were on the run in Sun Valley, Arizona. To celebrate their fleeting freedom, and for the devious fun of it all, an additional level has been added to the already existing llama badge.
Hoax Involving Deleting Accounts
Recently there has been a surge in Journals being posted or shared that say that DeviantArt will be deleting
Fast lane to becoming a better artist.I often get this very question: How did you get this good this fast?Fast lane to becoming a better artist.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now as I consider myself not being as good as people tell me, even struggling quite often with being an artist in general.
I do know how to get better and how to reach it fast. I'm still growing as I go and it's the main thing that keeps me going.
You need to get into the right mindset and the rest will follow. With the rest I mean:
3. Positive energy.
4. The NEED to draw.
Seeing growth in your work gives you the courage to work harder. You know that feeling when you're just about done with an image
and feel like this image is better than your last one, that great feeling. Use it!
Do studies! Lots of them!! Make film shot studies, live object studies, master-painting studies. They will teach you a lot about composition, lighting, colors, shapes storytelling etc.
You will hardly notice that you are learning thing
Collection: Storage Areas or Twilight Zones?Collection: Storage Areas or Twilight Zones?6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Storage Areas or Twilight Zones?
Most basements and attics are part of the house, but not a part of the home.
Especially in childhood, these poorly-lighted areas are, at best, under a family’s occupation – but one can never trust that any spectral entities or spirits who might be there, abiding in the shadows, are ever fully loyal to the current family living in their home. Here’s a gallery of deviations to help you recall that first afternoon you eve