Finding your Drawing Style + Style TheftHUGE UPDATE ON OCT 4, 2014.Finding your Drawing Style + Style Theft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Holy crap what's with this journal it's gaining views with the speed of a rubber band factory MANY DANKES ALL ///soBS I've decided to update and change some content here and there for this journal to be a bit more useful. I really do hope I'll be helping everyone out!
Here's a little journal I racked up to help people with obtaining their own style. Highly related to the anime/manga style but I'll try to throw in some general points. Keep in mind I'm just an ordinary hobbyist who based this journal off experience and observations so you might notice a few hiccups here and there. All artworks by artists are sourced at the bottom of this journal, and the others were taken from magazine scans and screenshots of anime scenes.
A certain artist's drawing/colouring style can influence his/her popularity in the world of art. It distinguishes them from other people, making them special and noticeable from
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
PE: Vexel TutorialsPE: Vexel Tutorials3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Learning vexels takes quite a lot of time, especially if you have never worked with the pen tool. This is where tutorials come in handy.
If you browse DeviantArt you'll find some useful and good tuts, starting from the basics of vexeling, through making hair or eyes. The only thing you have to remember is that tutorials are here only to help you start and discover your own style and technique. You don't have to follow them step by step. Don't be afraid to experiment, you never know, you might create something extraordinary.
Here are few walkthroughs, step by step, explaining how to use the pen tool.
As said before it's really up to you which way you'll choose, there's no perfect method of making vexels.
Hair tutorial by jussta :thumb90386972:
Advice for ArtistsNot too often, but at least once a month, I spend some time in the forums. I noticed that a popular topic was 'how to become popular on dA' (no pun intended). Here are some suggestions from my end of the spectrum. More on how to become a better artist in general and promote your art more efficiently (but I guess those are the key steps in becoming popular on dA, heh).Advice for Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Post your art in as many places as you can
After posting a deviation, dA makes it easy to post it to other sites. Make an account on pinterest, tumblr, etc. Don't worry if you can't tend to it much, the point is you want your art in as many places as possible. This heightens the chance of people seeing your art, some of these users might even be on dA, as well.
Other suggestions are instagram, artician.
2. Focus on what you're good at
While it's fun to dabble in different mediums, the more mediums you work with, the less time you are spending "mastering" any one of them. I'd say 2
Some Fine Ass Tutorials FeatureSometimes people ask me how I do stuff. Or I feel like I want to convey a thing to someone I'm critiquing. And I will link them to the tutorial that helped ME. I have a whole FOLDER on my computer dedicated to tutorials and I flip through it regularly. I'm going to share some of my absolute favorites, and ones that made me go "YES GOOD" and jump up and down because they explained things that I am not good enough at explaining things to write down! Okie dokie.Some Fine Ass Tutorials Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lets start off with two tutorials by :icontamberella:
The first one is about shading. Its a rundown of TONS of things to keep in mind. Tons of knowledge tools you can USE to make your images more personalized, more dynamic, and lovely while still staying true to you. The second is all about color and mood, and is a very good read for those wishing to convey a story with their art.
Now lets look at some technical tutorials
A tumblr blog for those of you who wants critiquedEdit: alright, thanks guys so much for the great feedback . we're slowly working our way through your critique-requests.A tumblr blog for those of you who wants critiqued2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Critique submission is closed for the moment because there are so many requests coming at once and there's only like...9 of us critiquing and one of them is a writer. keep following us though, cause I'm sure as we finish critiquing them, we'll open it up again
here's the blog: http://critcorner.tumblr.com
This is a blog where a bunch of artists will be critiquing those who submit their work/projects in, so if you want your work critiqued, go on that blog : D
I'll be critiquing on it too ~~ Well, mostly the ones needing human anatomy help and asking for red-lining xDD;~ but there's peeps who can help with animals, composition, colours and stuff too .
please note that it might take a bit of time for all of us to get through and critique it thoroughly, especially since we're all pretty busy people as well .
ps. this isn't my tumblr, this is just a c
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
Secrets On How ToAlright I guess I'm gonna make another rant, and this one's been bugging me for the longest time. And I'm going to be as BLUNT as I will be and not sugar coat anything I'm about to say.Secrets On How To2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Often do I hear things like:
"what custom brushes do you use"
"how do you achieve this blur/ focus effect"
"how did you get the colors to go this way and that"
"what technique or computer program did you use"
What I rarely get asked for is:
"What did you study to be more efficient at drawing."
"What is an efficient way to study how to render certain types of materials"
"How do you practice proper lighting when painting?"
Guys I'm just gonna say it now, there's no shortcut to art. I work primarily in digital mediums now but I do have a solid foundation in traditional mediums. I didn't simply go out and buy a $400 tablet and instantly got to where I am today. I use custom brushes and special effects in my pieces, but they only take up less than 3% of the overall work. There's sti
Some tips for digital painting~Because I am just so nice procrastinating from doing my Math IA, here's some tips! Hope it'll be useful to some people out there! (Bear in mind I'm not a pro, so yeah, this is my amateur tips I use for myself and my painting style) Right now I'm adopting a manga-realism style, so the following tips are those I have learned/picked up from other artists...Some tips for digital painting~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Depth and Color
Separate your work into foreground, mid-ground and background. The foreground should have the most saturated/bright colors and the most detail. For the background, use duller colors (choose colors closer to the gray spectrum) and have lesser details. It's good if you want it to be as detailed as the foreground, but a lack of details would create a sense of depth so that it seems like the background is really receding behind. As the objects move further and further, a lighter, duller shade of the saturated color would bring out depth. The mid-ground colors should be an in-between of the for
12 Shades of Red12 slightly different shades of red.12 Shades of Red5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(According to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shades_of_red) Also note that these are not going to be exact, but only the general idea.)
Falu red or Falun red (in Swedish Falu rödfärg) is the name of a Swedish, deep red paint well known for its use on wooden cottages and barns. The paint originated from the copper mine at Falun in Dalarna, Sweden. The traditional color remains popular today due to its effectiveness in preserving wood.
Scarlet (from the Persian säqirlāt) is a bright red color with a hue that is somewhat toward the orange. It is a pure chroma on the color wheel. It is redder than vermilion. Traditionally, scarlet is the color of flame. It may also refer to the color of the blood of a living person.
DISABLE RIGHT CLICKING FOR YOUR WEEBLY AND DRAGSSO my broseph Astronym is hella rad and found out how to disable right clicking for your weeblies.DISABLE RIGHT CLICKING FOR YOUR WEEBLY AND DRAGS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
people like to right click and save and steal ocs for some reason, but this is how to take steps to prevent that if you don't want to watermark your images like mad.
-click the design tab and go into your html/css
-click on the right side under 'page layouts', no-header.html
-put this code under the tag, remove spaces in the < >'s
if (!e) var e = window.event;
var right_click = (e.which ? (e.which == 3) : (e.button == 2));
alert('Right clicking on this page is not allowed.');
document.onmousedown = catch_click;
if (document.captureEvents) document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);
< /script >
save, publish and TA-DA. now no one can right click your images. you can't copy text either, so you'll hav to do ctrl-c for text.
here's how you disable dragging images. this is ano
FAQ Time, Ask and I'll try to answerHey guys,FAQ Time, Ask and I'll try to answer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hows it going?
I know I should have done this a long time ago, but I've been so busy.Anyways, I want to create a FAQ journal entry for any questions you guys might have concerning art, how I work Etc. I might not be able to answer some but hopefully I can answer a big majority of the questions,
And so, If you guys have any suggested Questions post away and I'll start putting it on my FAQ journal entry : )
Thanks guys !
so far I have...I will edit as I go along
Q:How long have you been drawing?
A: I've been doodling since I was 6, I've been digital painting since I was 16
Q:what is your education record Like ?
A:I went to a normal High school. Then, I went to Dawson college in Quebec I enrolled in the 3D animation Program.
Q:What inspires you?
A:I've always been inspired by video games, I love seeing the character/env designes, a
Project Educate: Design Tutorials and ResourcesAs part of the Designs & Interfaces Week I am featuring design related tutorials and resources. I hope you like my collection!Project Educate: Design Tutorials and Resources4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Tutorials and Resources
projecteducate brought to you by Lilyas
Introducing Designs & Interfaces
Designs & Interfaces ABC #1
Designs & Interfaces ABC #2
Designs & Interfaces ABC #3
Project Educate Feature: Logos and Interfaces
Project Educate Feature: Advertising and Product Design
New Ways to Receive Prints Profits!At deviantART, we're all about supporting artists any way we can. We do this is by giving our members a platform for displaying their art, tools to exchange comments and critiques, and avenues for finding new friends and mentors all over the world.New Ways to Receive Prints Profits!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We also want to help artists by providing a place to sell their art, which we've done for years through our Prints program. Because the process of receiving payments from your art sales has been less than ideal, we've worked hard on a new earnings system. We've heard your feedback and suggestions, and want to give you a preview of three ways you will be able to receive profits from the Prints that you've sold. Check out these changes coming soon!
Points, PayPal, and Checks
With our new program, we're adding ways to instantly receive payments, all of which will be found in the new and improved My Earnings page.
The simplest way to receive your Prints profits will be throu
Tutorial - vector, Adobe Illustreitor cs4In this tutorial, you'll learn some great tips and tricks on using multiple gradients and Blending Modes to create an enchanting dark elf character in Adobe Illustrator.Tutorial - vector, Adobe Illustreitor cs41 year ago in Personal More Like This
You'll see the work flow from sketch to finish and see how creating your own brushes can add those fine refining details your illustration may need.
by tutsplus . com
Working With Blending Modes and Gradients to Create a Dark Elf
On CompositionAh, the 'C' word! Talked about often but rarely fully understood, composition is the meat and potatoes of any artwork. So then, what is this composition I speak of? Here's a definition:On Composition4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work.
What are these "ingredients" you ask? The elements of composition are the Basic Art Elements and the
Common Misconceptions: Daily DeviationsHello everyone! In this “Common Misconceptions” blog we’ll be covering the often-debated topic of Daily Deviations, more commonly known as DD’s. This topic is probably most talked about above any other here on deviantART and I don’t think it can be discussed enough when it comes to misinformation. So, let’s begin!Common Misconceptions: Daily Deviations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Daily Deviation is an award
Deviousness is an award (and honor). A Daily Deviation is not. A Daily Deviation is a 24-hour site wide feature of the artwork of the community. Think of it as a showcase, not an award ceremony. Artists are supposed to showcase their work occasionally, and it’s not an award to have your work shown.
If you’re friends with a CV or $taff, you’ll get a DD/that person got a DD because they are friends with CV and $taff members
NOPE. First of all, our $taff and CV’s are great people, and if you don’t know any, take the time to g
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Beautify Your Page - FREE Premium Membership DaySo, you've finally got premium access today on the occasion of FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP DAY eh? How are you going to utilize it to the fullest? Is it by submitting the fancy polls? or By posting hordes of journals using those cool skin?Beautify Your Page - FREE Premium Membership Day10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
No matter what you do don't forget that styling your page by using some cool customization codes could be one way of spending this wonderful day.
I have striven all these years by posting FREE CUSTOMIZATION CODES to give a chance to my fellow deviants to make the best out of their premium membership.
And today! this day! Is the day I love the most in DA...Because those many non-premium members gets to feel the taste of PM to the fullest.
Without any further delay.. Go grab my stuff and go crazy in your page.
M/A Project EDU: Manga Head and Face GuideHello guys! Today I am going to show you a basic guide on the comparison from realistic human head and face to manga head and face!M/A Project EDU: Manga Head and Face Guide5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's very important to understand how manga heads and faces work. It's also very important to understand the differences between realism and manga faces/heads. You'll see in this guide that manga and human faces/heads differ and also relate to one another! This guide will go into detail aboutFront View of full face and headSide View of face and headThe study of eyesThe study of noseThe study of lipsI hope you enjoy this guide
THE FRONT VIEW OF THE FULL FACE
As you can see by this diagram, the human head has more of a rounder oval egg shape than the manga face, which has more of an upside-down, sharper, water drop shape. Manga eyes are based off of the human eye, however, the manga eyes are bigger and fuller than the human eyes. The manga eyes have bi
Special Tutorial Feature - Lights and ShadowsOk, so I realise yuchenghong is possibly one of the most popular artists here on dA (with good reason), and this tutorial already has garnered quite a lot of views, but I NEED to write about this in the hopes that anyone who may not have seen it - well, gets to see it.Special Tutorial Feature - Lights and Shadows2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lights and shadows (and colour) are definitely serious issues that I have when it comes to my art, and especially with Photoshop; there are so many options - brushes, brush modes, layer modes - and so on, that it becomes incredibly overwhelming and I haven't a clue where to start. I've read books, I've looked at people's WIPs/progress pictures with explanations, even videos to try and help me out on this one; although they've helped to some degree - this is the tutorial that has finally made it actually all click in my brain. I GET it now.
I highly, HIGHLY, recommend anyone and everyone to purchase this tutorial (beginners and professionals alike, because it can't hurt to refresh yourself, as well as maybe discoveri
How is your Chroma?As artists we all know that color is our friend, whether full spectrum, monochromatic, or simply black and white. But knowing just how to use this very special friend can be frustrating at times or just downright confusing (trust me, I've been there plenty before!) This blog is for those of us who work traditionally (not to worry my futuristic friends, I'll be writing a blog specifically for you as well!) Here are some terms you need to become acquainted with: chroma, value, tint, shade, and intensity/saturation.How is your Chroma?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is Chroma?
Chroma is the Greek word for "color", it refers to the purity or intensity of a color.
What is Value?
Value is the lightness or darkness of a color.
What is a Tint?
Tinting a color means lightening it by adding white.
What is a shade?
Shading a color means darkening it by adding black.
What is intensity and saturation?
This refers to the strength of
Artists Toolbox: MarkersArtists Tool Box: MarkersArtists Toolbox: Markers4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So today I want to talk to you guys about one of my favourite colouring tools: markers. We've all seen them and used them, from the scented ones that some of us tried not to lick in grade 1 to the Crayolas that are everywhere to Sharpie Markers in the back-to-school section to the fancy markers that can only be bought in art supply stores. So here's what you need to know about markers
Cheap or expensive, easy to find or not, markers can be easily broken down into 2 types: water-based and alcohol-based. For the sake of simplicity, I'm going to stick with 4 of the most common brands of art markers: Sharpies, Prisma Colors, Copics and Lyra Aqua Brush Pens. Of these, only the Lyra markers are water-based; the other 3 are alcohol based.
Lyras, Copics and Prisma Colors tend to be double ended; one end tends to have a wider, wedge shaped tip and the other end typically has a finer tip or a brush. Sharpies are single ended
I Got Angry Pt.5Something else to get a bit angry about...I Got Angry Pt.57 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you GET a distribution deal, you'll be in the long shadow cast by the big companies, buried in a dark corner of a vast monthly catalogue.
If you have no marketing budget, then your only option is to hit message boards, FaceBook, indie-driven comic sites, and by getting hold of a list of the internet comics news sites – they're easy enough to find, you just have to Google them.
If you have created your own book, and your dream is to see it printed, but you have literally no funds and nobody is willing to publish it, there are other great options, such as http://www.lulu.com/blog/tag/print-on-demand/. Here you can upload your entire book having placed it into one of the templates they provide, and you can then order a printed, bound copy direct from them for the price you set for it. Print on demand is an incredible innovation, and like Amazon, they will list your book for anybody to buy, they'll eve