Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?Trying to Improve?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
TRG Reboot Feature Part 5Hello Groupies! We are pleased to announce the fourth of the TRG features of the new Lara Croft from the just released Tomb Raider! Unfortunately, submissions have now been closed for this feature. However, you can still check out the beautiful and gorgeous artwork made from members by looking at the Get Featured - TR 13 folder. But be quick! The folder won't stay foreverTRG Reboot Feature Part 52 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, the game has been released! How exciting! In the following few days, we're going to give you special chance to tell us what you think, what you like about it and how awesome the game is (also, please try not to post spoilers, just a general idea so no one misses out on something)!
Alive by yangtianliFirst kill... by MisiakasVasileiosTomb Raider Reborn by doneplay:th
Lit: Characters and SettingsGallery Descriptions MonthLit: Characters and Settings3 weeks ago in Literature Features More Like This
Have you ever wandered through the Literature Gallery here on dA and wondered what the Characters & Settings sub category was for? Then ask no more. It should almost be obvious what goes in here, but let's play dumb for a minute.
The Characters & Settings gallery is NOT for your prose, poetry or scripts. Finished stories or poems don't belong here. They belong in their own categories. Here, we should find character information. Well what is character information:
Characters Sheets. Any character sheet that you've completed for your character(s) and would like to share. Blank sheets should be submitted to the Resources & Stocks > Tutorials > Writing gallery.Character Profiles or Biographies. You wrote a short description or history for your character but it won't be included in the final cut of your story.
PE: Telling Stories with your ArtStorytelling and art were good friends for thousands of years until they had a fight and split in the late 19th century. Paintings that told stories often followed old academic traditions and were rejected by modernist artists. In some ways, the old traditions could be limiting and did not allow free creativity. Because of this, storytelling, or “narrative” was knocked off it’s pedestal in fine art and though most ideas and movements of the past 50 years in art have come full circle, we still have a tenuous relationship with telling stories in our artwork. Concept has become incredibly important in fine art. I have nothing against concept art, in fact a lot of my own work is very concept driven, but I believe that narrative is not being given its due.PE: Telling Stories with your Art6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Once regarded as “lowbrow” comics and illustration are gaining respect in high art. Yet, beyond the “art world” images that tell stories are quickly becoming more relevant than even written word.
random ass feature 13!I was about to make a Friday the 13th joke and realized it's not Friday anymore, and it wasn't the 13th anyway >random ass feature 13!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make a Wish (How to Guide)Santa's Message to all Previous, Current, and Potential Wish Makers:Make a Wish (How to Guide)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the family! DeviantArt offers many ways to support other artists. But there are times in life, where you just want that new game that came out! Or, you need to get that regulator in your car fixed so you can go to work and survive, or maybe you have always wanted that special edition Gibson! It could even be as simple as you are broke and need art supplies! No wish is too small or great to be dismissed.
The question is, what could make your life really better right now?
The next question you ask yourself is, how can my friends help me obtain it?
-Accept Money Orders?
When considering these options, you need to stay smart about information you pass along the internet. If at all possible when using money orders, use a PO box to receive it. Also be smart, do you really need to give out your phone number? Most likely not. Use Abbreviations - K. Jornic, etc..
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
Writing An Artist's StatementCommunity WeekWriting An Artist's Statement6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An artist's statement is simply the artist's written description of their own work. It is a verbal representation of the work that the artist does and it is meant to help the viewer glean understanding of it. It aims to inform and connect the viewer with the art. Often gallery owners and teachers will ask for an artist's statement, and it's possible you'll even want to put one up on your website. In any case, you'll most likely need to write one.
Seems easy, right?
Not so much.
Writing an artist's statement can be quite tricky! It can be very difficult to put what you do and why down on paper without it sounding either convoluted or over simplified. In either case, the audience might have trouble understanding the statement.
Example: "The apotropaic quality of the conjoining lines are juxtaposed against the atramentous backdrop in a way such as to give definition to not only the achromatic benevolence of the lines themselves, but to the crepuscular middle ground, with
TUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring LINEART COLORINGTUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DIGITAL MEDIA: Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty Digital Painting Tutorial by Dianae Coloring Skin Tutorial by sleckt
TRADITIONAL MEDIA: :thumb153461491:
Hair shading tutorial by KirameKirai Tutorial: Coloring Hair by Curryuku Hair Coloring Tutorial by Popo-Licious Realism Tutorial by yumixHair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha How to paint anime-styled hair by getty
Tutorial for how to paint eyes by getty An Anime Eyes Tutorial by joulee Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by sanguisGelidus
If you want to share here with us more anime style tutorials just write a comment ^^
That's all, people! [Heart] I hope you will enjoy these features! [Love]
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How to get a (manga) publisherHi everyone,How to get a (manga) publisher6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been busily putting together some videos after getting some advice from you all, and I'm slowly learning~
Today I uploaded a new one, but since it's in english and also talks about a question I get asked here a lot, I thought I'd share it with you.
I apologise for the slightly off audio, I swear it was all fine in my editing software. ; _ ; Originally it was also filmed in HD, but that didn't quite work out either...oh well.
(Still learning. Maybe next time)
Anyhow, enjoy! Hope it's useful info for some of you. :>
One year has passed...Hello people! :iconsayhiplz:One year has passed...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Time is merciless, that's for sure. We're getting older, world's changing and so on. But today I'm writing to say that because of this powerful time one year on the dA has passed for me
It's been a wonderful year with you, my dear watchers, commenters and every other kind of supporters. Starting as a random, passable artist I was able to improve myself by drawing more and more for you. April 2013 ended for me with only 3 watchers, hah~
Since 7th April 2013 I've gained almost 240 watchers and nearly 10K pageviews It's quite a surprise for me, really
:iconhappyskipplz::iconthanksplz: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THIS :iconhappyskipplz::iconthanksplz:
It's not just a little thing for me. I was hiding here, when the world was against me. When everything seemed to be falling apart for me. I have found people who helped me, when I was feeling really down, when I was struggling with my ps
How to make a good OC, avoiding Mary/Gary SuesOk, I've been seeing really crappy OC's (original characters) floating around the place lately. I thought that I could help you guys out here.How to make a good OC, avoiding Mary/Gary Sues1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-What is a original character? It's a fan-made character someone usually makes for a book, show, game, etc that is used as a means to "interact" with the main characters of a book, show, game, etc. Unfortunately, some people get this wrong and their character/self-insert may become a Mary/Gary Sue.
-What is a Mary/Gary Sue? Well....they have the following traits:
-The plot of the book, show, game, etc goes THEIR way (If this only briefly mentions a canon character and is more oc-centric, it's usually ok)
-They have NO weaknesses
-Any and all characters are attracted to them
-They have a TRAGIC past
-They are a long lost relative or are the long lost lover/girlfriend/boyfriend to a character or more
-They die a TRAGIC death
-Every good guy and bad guy likes or loves them
-Immortal, can bring people back from the dead
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Common Misconceptions: Traditional Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
The Artist's Toolbox: TypographyFor more info on this week, please refer to The Artists Toolbox - Schedule at projecteducateThe Artist's Toolbox: Typography1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this toolbox you will find helpful tips for digital typography. For those of you new to the topic, let's start with a short explanation
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible.
Pretty simple, eh? Basically as you are reading this you are "reading typography". What I will refer to in this article is digital artistic typography, though. This is not the everday typography you see on street signs, books or on websites.
It can be anything! Which is amazing and scary at the same time
Here's a little overview of this article:
Read tutorialsGet your hands o
Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through FigurinesNintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Donald Kennedy of Kody Koala is an artist based in El Paso, Texas. He has been creating custom toys and figures for almost 7 years. Below are some of his creations.
"I came in like a chain chomp!"
Zombie Luigi vs Mario by kodykoaalPrincess Peach Zombie by kodykoaal
Princess Peach's Lair by kodykoaalZombie Hunter Toadette Figure by kodykoaal
Zombie Gameboy Color by kodykoaal
Kodykoala's Kirby Eats Mario by kodykoaal
Mario Christmas Tree Figure by kodykoaalToad House Christmas Figure by kodykoaal
Bowser's Battle Suit by kodykoaal
Super Mario's Gun by kodykoaal
Cyborg Donkey Kong by kodykoaal
Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoaal
Artisan Crafts Week MacrameTHE PERFECTLY UNPECUNIARY PECULIARArtisan Crafts Week Macrame1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
POCKET PACKET PROMOTING PIZZO
(The Pocket Guide To Macrame)
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.... (C B Demille)
"With new crafts, like all skills, remember!: We all, ...usually, start with fairly "rough-looking" pieces..."
(your talent may make you an exception to this rule...
...in which case you'll probably end up having to work far harder than the rest of us...), (PTK)
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it will become a butterfly..." (Buckminster Fuller)
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO MACRAME
MACRAME DIVERSITY CONTEST
THE ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF MACRAME
TOOLS AND WORKING
TYPES OF MACRAME
BASIC MACRAME TECHNIQUES
AFTERWORD: WHAT NEXT...
PART TWO: APPENDICES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
APPENDIX 1: SELLING
APPENDIX 2: RECOMMENDED READING
APPENDIX 3: FUR
Digitally Delicious: November 19th Orange Tree Wallpaper by TavenerScholarDigitally Delicious: November 19th10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Motherland Chronicles #21 - tower by tobiee
Dragon Queen version 02 by TheBastardSon
Paint The Sky With Desire by pritthish
Hidden Falls by Ninjatic
The Spaces in Between by Kecky
Dragon'sCrown Elf by weila9
Mushroom Chamane by Morbidouce
Rain by Phatpuppyart-Studios
D R E A M S by tincek-marincek
Owl and mice by fear-sAs
bump by moonywolf
Wish Granting (A How To Guide)It feels really good in life when I can help someone to make their day, week, month, or year of their life just a little bit better. And while I don't always have extra cash just hanging around, I do sometimes have objects that I can give to the right person who needs it.Wish Granting (A How To Guide)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What better than having a list of hundreds of people with all sorts of needs, where - chances are - you will find someone needing something that you have.
If you are like me and like to help, even when you yourself are hurting. Than this is a good place to gain your brownie points with the big man upstairs.
Ways to Gift:
Buying Gift Cards (Physical or Electronic) for your decided donation amount to gift
Buying actual items and having them shipped to the deviant's address of choice
Donating points to be exchanged to cash by buying premium content from a Wisher
Donate points to the group's donation account to help towards secret santa events.
Offer Your Personal Creations, or Offer t
Creating your own MangaIntroductionCreating your own Manga5 days ago in Art Features More Like This
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga.
#04 Getting CommentsProjectComment is a Group of many projects centred around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. Every week, one admin from ProjectComment will write an informative article on commenting that will hopefully be useful to you! Please help support us by the article and contribute your thoughts and opinions on the matter.#04 Getting Comments8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Many artists on deviantART would like to receive comments on their pieces, but there are certain ways of going about it. This article will list some of the ways that will hinder you and the ways that will support your efforts in getting comments. Although this list is by no means comprehensive and you may disagree with some things, we hope that it will aid in your endeavours, regardless.
Actions that are
Posting on Group or Profile Pages
It does not matter what group or profile page you visit, if you post a comment asking for people to give feedback on your art, it is unlikely that people will do so, es
******FEATURE***********FEATURE********FEATURE**Hello everyone! I just want to share some great art with everyone that I found to be beautiful and inspiring. I hope you discover some new favorites of your own!!******FEATURE***********FEATURE********FEATURE**2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Awesome Artworks I Have Favorited Recently:
Inside of the forest by DiosaEMRHidden by LeDeuxiemeSexe:thumb324508222:Winter's Majesty by DeniseGarbis
Candle by lombrascuraRaven by Maiafaygirl by sharandulaRED EARTH by RedPearHermione's Patronus by TheDarkRayneWhite Fairy by MartaNaelMermaids atoll - The lost ship by DaniNaimare
Marla by OmeN2501Ariel by Aida-ArtSentinel by Ter-Jaidenthree lil pigs. by chrisscalfEpic Duel by TheBastardSonGothic by SK-DIGIARTvain harpy by sandara
Companionship by SweediesArtWATER MAN by Sylwia77Modern Miss Muffet by ShorraOnly in Dying, Life by AeirmidElf Baby by CindysArtGraven grudge by kitkat523When Music takes control by TheLGX
C E L E S T I A L by THE-WEATHERED-RAVEN:thumb279320227:anomaly by igreenyDragonkin by IronshodOphelia by AmiltareaGinger Nova by vinegar.: Duality :. by KuramaPhoenix
Autumn by J-u-d-a-shidden intentions by AF-studiosQueen Ravenna Digital Painting by TitusBoy25Betrayal by Aegis-StrifeUnderworld by CelairenDistance and Beyond by BreathlessMelodyArtEscape by BiBiARTs
Dr Seuss Inspired Feature VI"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."Dr Seuss Inspired Feature VI2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Separation by Snowfall-lullabyfeel in heaven.... by nao--renMake a Wish Tonight by yuumeiWinter Kiss by saviviForever by OlMountainWomanWinter Fun by OrbcreationLullaby by HorinyaLos Amantes - Even in death by MorriganArtV.I by DabadusHippie - II by Girl-From-Mezzaninenothing was left for u and me. by anomalia-magnetycznaChris 14 by remydarlingParadise lost by WildRainOfIceAndFireThriller by AbdoHadHDR - flower by Louis-photosDays End Dance by Temperate-Sagewhims by photoportPeanut Butter Jelly Time by renekotte:thumb134408941:stamp: Surprise Kitteh 1 by SimbiAni:glomp-poke: by ChaosEmeraldHuntergiggle by moxscommission - giggle by pandabakaBoy and Girl by SandfreakNovel: Evil Boy -back- by raykitA boy and a girl... by sapphirezTwins by MariannaInsomniaA Friend To Lean On by JessicaRHerreraHappy Valentine's Day 2013 by SweediesArtFresh Catch by ChikrataCaught With the Goods by bassecaFly me to the moon by angelmarthyCan you keep the secret? by 2947A little bit of magic by MalgorzataArskaLauren by sahabiha:t
Second Contest (23 Contestants) - FinishedVotingSecond Contest (23 Contestants) - Finished3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can vote from now (March 3rd) until the end of March 10th.
To vote, send a note to the group with the title and artist of your three favourite entries listed like the follwing:
1. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 3 points)
2. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 2 points)
3. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 1 point)
Only members of the group can vote.
You can't vote for yourself.
No advertising for votes anywhere.
Submissions are closed. All of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below. (If any links do not work, please let me know.) Information about the voting will be added here tomorrow.
There's only a few days left of the contest now, so to all of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below.
For those of you who intend to submit
Features From Worth-DDs Group #16Features From :iconWorth-DDs: #16Features From Worth-DDs Group #162 years ago in Personal More Like This
into the blue by CaveCanem42Eclipse Phase Rimward - Octopus Thugs by Hideyoshi
TFP: Surfing by ERA-7disneyland concept by 0BOthe mist island is beyond ahead by breathing2004
Sucker Punch: Babydoll by michellemonique:thumb308341611:Fly me to the moon by Chuchy5
nude 009 by kiumeirelesBerserker by Shivary2012-74 Magic by W0LLE
Degenerate Beauty Queen by hazza-6660Zoom-Zoom by LupiniciousEast Wind by Lizkay
Indian Paintbrush and Evening Light by tourofnatureCommission: Roko-san by LuluSeasonLOL wallpaper by su-ke
Dinotopia Tribute by MartaNaelPrayers by GoldenTigerDragonCiudad de las Artes y las Ciencias by ShellyBad
Commission:The Infiltration of Midgar by doubleleafCrisis by noah-kh_harriet III. by Bloddroppe
sunny day by kiumeirelesher shelter by bailey--elizabeth
Metamorphosis by ffnanaAthene noctua by TaniaAVHelp, it's summer! by AnnaGiladi
Downtown by logartisRestless tombs by ramsesmelendezeCommission for Iankeaton by Silverfox5213
Gravity by lucid-lightLinaito by TamplierPainter
Time Flies by SabbathPhotographyBetter Days Will Come by AndieMakkawaru
:thumb316081585:Dio. by AnoyaNo Trespassing by SSSTEPCheri by PMucks
untitled by gottfriedhelnweinSunday Stroll by Emerald-DepthsFinding Happiness by RaayzelUncharted 3 by PatrickBrown
Soul Eater: Celebrating 100 by Jazzie560Army of Darkness 3 Pin-up by juan7fernandezTransformers RID #8 cover colors by khaamarsleep by oO-Kir-Oo