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
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 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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
SQUID'S BOTTOM 8 WING SINS (A TUTORIAL)So like I said to the two people who aren't protesting the watch feed, I originally wrote this as a vicious rant, but it turns out I was redirecting anger from a RL thing. rrr.SQUID'S BOTTOM 8 WING SINS (A TUTORIAL)5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
But still. These are annoying as hell. If you see someone doing this junk, send them this. It may be their only chance of salvation.
SIN #8 INCORRECT FLIGHT FEATHER STACKING
There are few things that can be said with absolute confidence that are true of all birds, but this is one of them: the flight feathers always stack the same way.
This can be confusing to remember, so keep a hand of cards next to you while you draw:
SIN #7 NO FEATHER GROUPS
I'm so sick of seeing these homogenous walls of crap.
Feathers stack in a predictable, orderly manner, so just take thirty seconds and learn it. If the phrase "dorsal median primary co
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
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
Video Tutorial 01!Hey guys, here is the first episode, let me know what you guys think so I can make the next ones better! Feel free to ask any questions too!Video Tutorial 01!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 Day11 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.
Color Theory 02 - Coloring a characterHey Guys! Here is another one this week, using the color palettes we created last time, lets color some characters yyyeeeaaahhhh!Color Theory 02 - Coloring a character2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
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
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:
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
I Got Angry Pt.5Something else to get a bit angry about...I Got Angry Pt.58 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
Artists's Toolbox Project Educate Week: TabletsTablet questions. Anyone who hangs out in the digital art forum or the hardware forums sees these threads constantly, and they pop up other places to. Which tablet should I get? Is it worth it to get a tablet? What's a good starter tablet? This article will cover the basics of drawing tablets: what they are, what they do, if you need one, and which one you should get.Artists's Toolbox Project Educate Week: Tablets2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is the difference between a drawing tablet and a touchscreen tablet such as an Ipad? Can I draw with both?
To put it simply, a drawing tablet is used solely for art related endeavors, there's no apps or other functions involved. You can't stick a calender and fruit ninja on a drawing tablet. But a touchscreen tablet has tons of different functions and is all touch controlled.
So, can you use a touchscreen tablet for art? Technically, yes. But it can be challenging. Touchscreen tablets aren't as precise and the apps you can get to draw with aren't generally very extensive. This is fine
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
Favorite Art QuotesWe have art so that we may not perish by the truth.Favorite Art Quotes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one.
For me, painting is a way to forget life.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt.
The question of common sense is always what is it good for? - A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.
James Russell Lowell
Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like