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
12 Shades of Red12 slightly different shades of red.12 Shades of Red6 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.
PE Prose Basics: Varying SentencesVarying Your SentencesPE Prose Basics: Varying Sentences1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
When I was in college, I took an early morning Anthropology class. I had to wake up at five to catch the bus. Ugh. Yeah, I'm not a morning person. But I did it. The first day, our instructor stood before us and starting reading from the textbook. Word for word. Completely monotone. I was asleep within ten minutes. The rest of the week was the same; arrive, begin listening to the instructor, pass out. I had to drop the class and get whatever refund I could, while I could. It was my worse class experience there.
Most people know that in public speaking, the person talking needs to vary their tone and speech patterns and such to hold their audience's attention. They need to have a rhythm. Otherwise, they'll end up putting the audience to sleep. The same applies to writing. If you use the same sentence length or structure continually, you'll be the literary equivalent of my instructor. Repea
Male NUDE Photography - TMS:iconthemalesoul:Male NUDE Photography - TMS4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In response to our most recent poll which asked which gallery members enjoyed most. I have put together this spectacular News Article to showcase the truly sublime NUDE photography in our galleries. Hope you enjoy it!!!
This Article is especially dedicated to all our members and particularly those that participated in the poll - thank you
The purpose of this group is to showcase Male beauty (mind, body and soul) through photography. To promote and showcase artworks that explore Male beauty in all its forms.
If you have photographs of men in your gallery, whether portraits or artistic nudes etc. you are welcome. Please join and submit your work to the group, we would love you to share it with us. If you are just an admirer of the male form, please feel free to join or watch the group!!
FAQF.A.Q. - Please check here before asking questions!FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"What tablet do you use?"
Wacom Intuos4 small.
"What program(s) do you use?"
Paint Tool SAI, Clip Studio Paint Pro, and/or Photoshop CS6.
"How do you get the strokes with the darker edge?"
It's a Wet Edge effect called "Fringe" in Paint Tool SAI.
"What tool do you use to draw the line art?"
In SAI, the Pencil tool.
In Clip, Pen tool (G Pen or KabuPen)
"What tool settings do you use?"
I often change mine to suit different drawings, so what you see may not be what I always use. You can ask to see my tools panel during a stream. If I didn't see your request (since I sometimes focus on drawing instead of the chat), please wait and ask again later!
"What canvas sizes do you draw on? (Digital)"
It really depends on what I'm drawing. A doodle would be much smaller than a print. There isn
How to win at deviantART: The categories gameThe categories game refers to the switching or misplacement of deviations into less competitive or algorithm preferred submission categories in order to gain a ranking advantage in dA's popularity algorithm, generally as a means of appearing more frequently on front page and subsequently gaining greater exposure.How to win at deviantART: The categories game3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The categories game arises from the inherent category biases under dA's "fair exposure" policy. The goal of the policy is to "maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. " What this boils down to is that certain categories have inherent ranking advantages and others inherent ranking disadvantages on front page. For more information on dA's fair exposure policy and how it leads to the categories game, consult my last journal on "How to win at deviantART: Exposed: http://roseonthegrey.deviantart.com/journal/How-to-win-at-deviantART-Exposed-289765235"
As you m
Today's little random feature + how to critiqueThe prompt hasn't ended yet, people - you can still submit, the deadline's the end of this month. This is just a random feature with a lesson added for you members, and random deviants passing by this place.Today's little random feature + how to critique1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
First, a random feature of works collected over the duration of this group's inception from the featured, prose and poetry folders. So, let's go:
Note: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, or Leaving Las Vegas - doesn't matter really, just love this GIF...
To Grandfather by brokengod--veins :thumb412665128: ................ by prettyflour eight ways you've made me small by your-methamphetamine Drowning In Rose Petals by chromeantennae Two Poems by SeaPlume Max Patch Haiku by Gobba42 Drone Vibrato by brokengod--veins Imperfection by lifizzell Oak by HippieHebe The Glowing Child by orphicfiddler LXVII. W a v e s. by ArikaRinkishika Panopticon by Taralitha Floored Petals by GuinevereToGwen Curse the Drowned Wrecks by PursuingTheCerberus #014 Silence consumes me by Manouilidis Wishing Well by smallsincerities :thumb415527768: :thumb337525551: The Inspiration Mines by ThermadorianGrey View From a Chandelier by Figarro-Luv :thumb2128758
RulesRules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In order to keep it clear for everyone in the group, here are the rules.
If any changes are made to the rules we will update it.
For any further questions feel free to leave a comment.
♕ Everything you submit to this group must be 100% your work!
That means no commissioning someone to do your art
or writing for you, no using bases, and most of all no tracing!
You are however very welcome to send commissions by non members
of your CdR Characters to our Favorites Folder!
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
things i lermed for how to do art-sketch when u feel a burning flame in your heart.things i lermed for how to do art8 months ago in Personal More Like This
-keep a list of things u want to draw for when the flames are burnin but the brain's not churnin
-don't try to draw if u feel empty and sad, go outside and flail ur legs back and forth instead, write off entire weeks for exercise and doing real life instead of art if you gotta, it's not something u'll forget how do so don't stress
-you can draw anytime even in the morning if you want to
-especially try to do the good lineart on the faces and eyes early in the day before the coffee kicks in
-don't start with the eyes don't start with the eyes DON'T start with the eyes start with the hair to warm up your pencil THEN do the eyes
-pray/dance/meditate before u pencil the eyes
-don't erase it, just transform tool on the computer
-what is traditional media? its where you lower your standards and try to calm down, good luck with patience
-back up BACK UP hold ur paper far away from your face and unfold that pretzel of a spine to check on
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two ways to write a novel. Plotting (you make an outline, a plan, a roadmap if you will, and then you sit down and write it) and pantsing (you write "by the seat of your pants, throwing caution to the wind). So when I get asked if I'm a plotter or a pantser, I'm all like er, uh, hold on, let me? Pantser? I think? But I kind of, um, do planny things?
And it gets kind of awkward because in these inarticulate moments I have managed to confuse everyone including myself. And probably spilled a drink.
In recent discussions, however, I've had a bit of a revelation, silly as it is. I've realized that I -- like many writers -- am a plotter/pantser hybrid. And perhaps what I'm doing is something we could call Pantsing Responsibly. And, maybe, just maybe, I could share some of my responsible pantsing tips with other writers. Starting with paper notebooks.
Anyone can find a notebook. If there isn't alread
guro challengeStolen from cactuscakesguro challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
3. Vore / Cannibalism
4. Piercing / Bodymodification
5. Mask / Covered eyes / Covered mouth
8. Undead / Zombie
9. Skeleton / Bones
10. Cyborg / Mechanical
11. Conjoined bodies
18. Ball-jointed doll
21. Breath play
22. Torture devices
27. Extra limbs
28. Knives / Guns / Weapons
32. Scarring / Disfigurations
33. Beaten up / Bruising
Is Your Skin Too Thin?A lot of writers on this site fantasize about having a book published someday. But even if you don't, pretty much everyone still posts for an audience, even going so far as to hope for honest feedback.Is Your Skin Too Thin?2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hell, who doesn't like improving?
If you are honestly truly really, after much introspection, writing only for yourself and not particularly interested in critical feedback, I would skip this. There's no point.
Here's the thing: improving depends on having some thick skin. How do you know if you're there? Read on below.
Please imagine these comments directed at you, most likely in an email (though hopefully not the same email), about your favorite and most polished work ever, the one that you'd like to see on the front page of the New Yorker or with a prologue by Neil Gaiman or something. IDK man. Poets, fill in whatever you need here.
Your work is too long and boring.This is absurd and uninteresting.This is not funny.Not for us
Poses by 50 points!Pose study1...girls.Poses by 50 points!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pose study11 by Kate-FoXPose study11...children.
Pose study12 by Kate-FoXPose study12...girls with swords.
Pose study13 by Kate-FoXPose study13...girls.
Pose study14 by Kate-FoXPose study14... anorexic girls... again
Female set by Kate-FoX
How to buy:
Thank you for your attention ^_____~
Art TipFlip your images!Art Tip2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Explanation, more for digital drawing for obvious reasons, but this has to do with layers and line art.
When you draw, do your sketch on a separate layer. Then on a layer above that, do your line art, but before you start your line art, mirror your layers, or flip them horizontally, whichever term makes more sense to you.
One of my favorite web comic artists gave this hint out years ago and it makes a lot of sense. You see your image completely different when you flip it. You'll see mistakes you didn't catch before, or your characters face will be completely slanted which you didn't originally even notice which was a major problem for me that I've been trying to correct.
Just don't get discouraged if you flip your image and it looks like total shit, it's called practice.
But yeah, the over all point is that if your image looks good facing one direction, it should look fine when flipped. If it doesn't, you should be able to see what you need to work more on. And obviou
Artists Toolbox: Colored PencilsColored pencils are widely used as a fun and readily available art tool. I'm sure most if not all of us have tried our hand at colored pencils, even if it was only while we were children. While colored pencils may not be as respected as paints such as oil, acrylic or watercolors, colored pencils shouldn't be under-estimated in the impact they can and do have on the art world.Artists Toolbox: Colored Pencils2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Different Types of Colored Pencils
Wax based colored pencils are probably the most common and readily available types of colored pencils on the market. As with any type of colored pencil, these come in varying qualities and prices.
Oil based colored pencils in my experience are not as easy to find unless you are shopping online or in an art store. These colored pencils are excellent if you are planing on coloring on wood or another similar surface. Blending oil based colored pencils ca
Twenty Tempting Textures IIITwenty Tempting Textures III3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wintery Blue,Grey and White tones,combined with delicate lacy grungy frost crystals.
Perfect for your Winter themed Arts.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient atmosphere with these wonderful frozen and grungy
Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them in backgrounds or just overlay and blend into your winter-themes to add interest to
a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques IWatercolor Techniques1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
Custom Box Installing 2.0Custom Box Installing 2.03 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW !!! A SIMPLE TUTORIAL WITH PICTURES BY ME !!!! A LOT OF EASIER THAN THE TEXT STUFF HERE !!!!!
Language Versions - OLD!!! :
:iconbritainplz: English > http://tana-jo.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Box-Tutorial-302127028
:icongermanplz: German > http://tana-jo.deviantart.com/art/German-Version-317526968
Welcome to my Custom Box Tutorial 2.0
I see that problem very often - many premium members want to have a colorful side with custom boxes e.t.c . And they don't know how to do it.
Lots of deviants ask me how to do it and I decided to make a little tutorial.
There is already one tutorial but it isn't actual and most of the codes doesn't work.
Time for Custom Box Tutorial 2.0
Now open a new tab and open google images. Search for a picture with the size 1000x2000
and open the image by clickin
How to Plot Like a GrimIn ten simple steps, you too can plot like a Grim.How to Plot Like a Grim2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. Get an idea
This can be a brief snippet of dialogue. Or an ending that just seems perfect. Sometimes it's just the concept of what I'd like to see a character go through. I write that down. Usually it doesn't see the cold light of day for at least a couple months, but when I've thought about it long enough and can't seem to get the idea out of my head, that's when I sit down and start plotting things out a bit.
2. Work out the basic plot
Now that I've got the idea, I need to work out the basic details. But how do I do that? Well, I write it down. Then I think about the different angles to get to that idea. I write those down. If it's dialogue, who's talking? What do they feel? Who are they talking to? If it's a snippet of a scene, who's in the scene? Why are they there? What are they doing? What's going on outside of that scene?
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years 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
Anatomy Study SoftwareGeneral NewsAnatomy Study Software3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Early today the staff found a very useful software that we think you guys must have into consideration.
Its name is DAZ Studio 4.5, it's a 3D figure customization, posing, and animation tool that will help many of us with anatomy study, cell shading tips and bodies in motion overall.
The best part? It's TOTALLY FREE to download, there's 2 versions for Windows and Mac, and also has many resources you can download to customize it according to your preferences or what is the use you'll give to it.
Like I always say, no software/special tablet will make you a great artist from one day to another, practice, variety and constancy will. But it's always good to have any help. I can totally call this software a help, but not a shortcut, have that in mind. So, before you decide to download it, remember it's a software, not magic o3o~
Love you, your VicePrincipal o3o~
A thing or two about styleYears ago, when I was still a lot younger and I still drew like this, I used to admire people that had a certain drawing style that distinguished them from other artists.A thing or two about style1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
No matter how strange or extreme it looked, at least they had something unique. Something that made people instantly know it was their work. I didn't have that at the time. Throughout my youth, I've been influenced by Dragonball Z, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, mecha anime, anime movie posters,