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
A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MY READERSYou guys continually show a passion and a creative drive in your art and on your posts. At all levels, your drawings communicate personality and vibrancy. I can tell that, as you draw, you put care and thought into every pencil stroke. Know what I mean?A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MY READERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And it's because of who you are that I try to make myself available to you, to answer questions and to offer encouragement, whenever I can. Many of you have thanked me for giving you a little inspiration along the way in your creative journey. Today, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for doing the same for me!
In the past, I've been reluctant to open my work up to critiques, in part because there are people out there who only use critiques to trash things. But as you already probably know, I changed my policy a while ago. Since becoming open to receiving critiques, I have received many nice comments, interesting observations, valuable suggestions, and very few not-nice people. I recently posted a whi
Terrific tutorial on lighting and colourRead this, learn, apply.... All about light direction, and more importantly, how environmental light affects colour.Terrific tutorial on lighting and colour2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The link --> http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/light.htm
There're 4 parts to it
PE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style Basic notions for drawing heads and facesPE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome back everyone! Today I'm going to teach you the basics of drawing a face. Before I start, I want to clarify that this is the way I do it, but there are a thousand other methods that you can follow, make sure you understand the concepts and apply them the best you can, you don't have to stictly do it like I do, develop your own way and keep on learning!
Many artists suggest using circles to start sketching the head and the body but... I don't use them. I've never used them. I tried using them in the past and it only resulted in messed up lines and strange-looking faces and heads. So I dropped the circles. If you feel comfortable using them, I bow to you and I encourage you to keep using them, but I'm afraid you won't see any circles in my tutorial
Steps, Tips & Tricks when drawing Faces for beginners
See bigger version in sta.sh http://sta.sh/02a057y5vj
Comic faces and expressions tutorial!Hello guys!Comic faces and expressions tutorial!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The expressions tutorial I did for Wysp Learning Engine is finally on run!
It contains of 20 separate panels, each of them are meant to show a process of how to draw faces and expressions; so if you are interested, you can try it out here
The learning engine allows you to try practicing on a digital canvas right there on the site, which is really helpful because you're able to see your progress instantly; and hopefully you will find the tutorial I did worth seeing!
There also are some other tutorials; such as male and female anatomy and dragons tutorials; so Wysp is definitely worth checking out, especially for young learning artists
Sorry I am not very active lately, but have a nice day, by the way
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
How I ImproveNot really a tutorial, but I pretty much talk about how I improve in my art in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msfFdSA94PYHow I Improve1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Nerd/Gaming/Comic Culture Sexism VideosSince this keeps being a reoccurring topic I thought I'd lend a hand and put together a comprehensive list of web shows and youtube videos that pretty much explain or talk about these various topics. The vast majority of these will be from Jimquisition and MovieBob's various shows (because in my eyes they're the two biggest proponents out there discussing this stuff on a regular basis), but there's a couple other web shows too. They've been all categorized and easily separated so you can pick and choose whatever you wanna watch. BTW: If you aren't already watching these shows, you really should be!Nerd/Gaming/Comic Culture Sexism Videos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The format is (name of episode) (name of show) (web link). ENJOY!
Sexism in Nerd Culture
Tropes Vs. MovieBob - Big Picture - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5950-Tropes-vs-MovieBob
Not Okay - Big Picture - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5436-Not-Okay
I'm going to murder your children - Jimquisition - http://www.escap
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: Pixel Art TutorialsSo you have discovered the wonderful world of pixel art and want to create your own But you don't know where to start or what techniques you might need to learn. This article will give you some tips and tutorials to help you on your way. Some links in this article do go off-site, as a warning.PE: Pixel Art Tutorials3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do I need a special program?
No! Something as simple as Microsoft Paint, Paint Shop Pro or the Gimp, all of which are free, are all you need to start with pixel art. Well, that and a mouse/touchpad (and a computer ). Photoshop can be used to pixel as well, but it is costly, so unless you plan to use Photoshop for a multitude of digital media, it isn't the best investment for pixel art.
Free downloads of MS Paint and Paint Shop Pro can be found here: http://www.bunnystick.com/tdlc.html
What are some useful Pixel techniques?
When it comes to shading, both dithering and anti-aliasing (often called AA-ing) are your best
Frequently Asked QuestionsI get asked many questions and it can be hard for me to answer them all, so I have compiled a list of questions which I'm often asked in the hope it is of interest to some of youFrequently Asked Questions2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Where did you learn?
I've taught myself. My Secondary (High) School art teacher told me 'cartoon are not art' and so I had no interest in perusing 'art' classes any further. At about 13 I began to draw every day, less studying, more drawing what came to mind, creating characters and worlds and getting my thoughts and feeling onto paper.
I joined deviantART at 15, and the feedback and critique I've gained through sharing my art online has helped a lot in my improvement. I wasn't born with any 'gift', unless you count functioning hands, I learned through practice. My early drawings are just as bad as everyone elses (I keep them as proof) I a
A small talk about pricing your artYou're creating art. You have the passion, you have the skills. Why not make some money out of it then? It's a good idea, right? A lot of people live from creating art, and even more earn some money on the side by taking commissions. You should give it a shot!A small talk about pricing your art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So... How much money is your art worth?
It's a hard question to answer for those who are just starting their adventure with selling and creating art for money. Is its worth equal to the price of the materials you used? Is it equal to the value of the time you've spent on creating it? What about the emotional value you put into it? Should your education influence your prices?
No matter if art is your job, hobby or a pastime, you should never undervalue it. In this article I will try to give some tips as to how assess the value of your artwork and touch the problem of too low prices.
We're in it for the money.
Let's be honest - if you're reading this then you probably want
Create your own Photo Manipulation resources #1Hello all, and happy belated 2014!Create your own Photo Manipulation resources #11 year ago in Personal More Like This
It seems that I have not been very active around here at least referring to posting journals lately, but it's been for a good reason of a work and creativity overload, plus journals here seem to go a bit of invisible about dA lately as I see...
So, I had a great photo shoot last month in the forests of La Granja (Segovia / Spain), and I arranged an article explained a bit how to do an outdoors photo shoot in a lush forest with your models, and having even them to pose for you at under 0 celsius degrees. I think it might be instructive for those who are playing with photo manipulation and digital art and want to create their own resources to avoid licenses and such when using stock. I'm planning to create a series of this kind of articles, hoping that the may be useful for some of you! More to come, then!
I hope you're all doing well, I'm often around here even if I don't post that much
commands that i usually forgeti just made a copy if this commands because i easily forget things lolcommands that i usually forget4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixelsThis is a sort of guide on canvas sizes, inches, dpi and pixel x pixels.Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixels2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
when it came to canvas sizes, I always kind of assumed that inches belonged with dpi and pixels were just pixels and that everyone knew that; but i read a whole bunch of comments on a tumblr blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, "4000x4000 px at 300 dpi" or "2000x2000 px at 200dpi".
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi's really used for xD.
DPI = Dots per Inch. It means how many dots will be printed per inch.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to ...apparently a lot more xD; #dpi, so that's why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi; most printers are f
Commission - Approach and Pricing GuideDo you do commission work? Do you have trouble to get customers in order to buy commissions from you? Or Are you in a dilemma to set your own "competitive" commission price?Commission - Approach and Pricing Guide2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions then you are at the right place! Today, I'll tell you (or at least give you a better idea) how to start up with your commission work and setting up the right price.
A little introduction about myself: I am a hobby-driven artist who mainly deals with CSS coding and graphics designing (now) in deviantART. As a profession I am currently employed as an online marketing professional who looks after two leading online gaming brands. I like to help people customize their pages and support them to be a better artist in deviantART.
Having given my short introduction let us first understand that why most of us face a lot of trouble to get commission work or worst, to set up the "right" price for their service.
To my surprise, in a
Emoticon Legend Refreshit's cleaning time! :sweep:Emoticon Legend Refresh6 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It was time! After many years of the Emoticon Legend going untouched, we thought it was finally time for a clean up. We want deviantART's Emoticon Legend to be the largest and highest quality legend in the world! Because of this goal, we gathered some community feedback and did some long-overdue Legend refreshing.
Primarily, we changed the unknown creator emoticons, followed by revamping some antiquated emoticons, and then added some new ones. Emote lovers: hopefully this update will hold you over until we can take a more comprehensive approach to the Emoticon Legend.
In addition, we'd like to recognize a few de
DeviantART Text Formatting Guide - Version 3.2You all have probably wondered at some point how I do all this formatted text. Well, it actually has to do with HTML code, but the more basic (usually) elements. Here is how you do each (replace all "*" with "" (nothing)).DeviantART Text Formatting Guide - Version 3.26 years ago in Personal More Like This
Strikethrough text or
Ryky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebrationHi my dear friends , I have now 450 000 pageviews and 30 000+ watchers ! This is absolutely incredible !! Maybe I only dreaming or you are the best on the world! Thank you so much guys I really appreciate itRyky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebration2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the little "contest" for you
1. This contest is only for my watchers so WATCH ME - http://ryky.deviantart.com/
2. FAV this jounal
Yes thats all and what you can win ?
FIRST PLACE - win 500 deviantart points
2,3,4,5 PLACE - FREE COMMISION
For selecting winners i use Randomizer - http://www.random.org/
GOOD LUCK MY FRIENDS
1000 points from Booboo [CLOSED]It's almost Booboo's bday and it's been a long time since she and I did a give away ♥1000 points from Booboo [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fav this journal so I know that you're in : )
I choose 10 winners with random.org (100 points each)
You don't have to watch me, but it's appreciated if you like my work or Booboo lol <3
I'll announce the winners August 29 @ this time ♥
The 10 winners of this give away are,
Thank you all for the Booboo happy birthday wishes!
Will do another give away again soon : )
Other give away
Pageview kiriban by FrancescaDelfino: http://francescadelfino.deviantart.com/journal/My-first-kiriban-396531236 ♥
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
The art of improvement5/4/2015 UPDATE: Added preface at the beginning and Inspiration at the end! added some thoughts on some other things I wanted to share.The art of improvement1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so this is a comment and question I've been receiving a lot from people!
How did you improve so fast?
Firstly, I want to say I do not think of myself as a professional artist, teacher or someone who "knows the secret to becoming a master artist". These are just things that I have picked up over the years, and noticed so I thought I might as well share my experience with improvement in effort to help others find their own paths of improvement and learning as artists. There are still many things I have to learn, and wish to improve about my own art! The path of an artist is never ending, in my opinion!
I consider the beginning of my journey when I withdrew from college. I had decided to take a year off from school, to explore myself more as a person, gain confidence and rethink my path that I wanted to take in school. Of course,
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
[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.)
[Bullet; Green]19 - In formal wear
[Bullet; Green]20 - Dancing
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