a week full of stock Xa week full of stock X2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Signs of Spring Stock 11 by KahinaSpirit
Baroque Lady on andalusian by Nexu4
Danielle 49 by CathleenTarawhitiL i l a c S t o c k __ 1 by LeafsStockVictoriana by faestock
Elf with long hair 1 by MelieMelusine
Little World by BurtnPuzzlewood 11 by LadyxBoleyn
foggy trees by somestockmeadow white flowers and trees background by Nexu4
by the pond 2 by LucieG-Stock
Fallen Tree Path by simfonic
old bench on the shore of the pond by Korolevatumana
Ruins Background - streamy stock by streamy-stockCastle -streamy stock by streamy-stockGloucester 2013 02 by LadyxBoleyn
Astley Hall 4K by kippa2001
Take off by RyanTrevorPhoto
Bird 310 - fluffy robin by Momotte2stocksRed fox by ImmortalArrow
Wild animal 308 - running squirrel by Momotte2stocksWhat's up? by EternalOcean
Gaslight Petrol Lamp by Jantiff-Stocks
Improving image composition!Sometimes the details of our illustration look great, but then when we step back and look at the composition... it's a little boring or muddy or crowded or our eyes wander away from the parts that looked so good up close... Where are our focal points? Why doesn't this illustration grab my attention and hold it? Composition can make or break a piece. Here are some links that show examples of good and bad compositions and describe why certain layouts are more successful than others. Various tips and rules are described and illustrated. I hope you'll enjoy these as much as I do.Improving image composition!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Composition in art as described by wikipedia (this link is a little boring): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_%28visual_arts%29 you can skip to the good links below and come back to this one later if you want.
concept art composition tips with examples: http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/phil_straub_composition_tutorial
23 pages of paintings and composi
So You Want to Self-Publish?So You Want to Self-Publish?3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
So you want to self publish, and you're not quite sure what you're about to get into. Or, perhaps you do, but you're not sure where to begin researching the things you need to know. If either describes you, then this document is for you. Self-publishing is easy with merrak!
My aim is to produce a fairly comprehensive list of considerations. Like a Wikipedia article, it's meant to be a place to begin research, not a one-stop guide.
First, an important note. I'm a mathematician, not a publisher. Publishing is a hobby of mine. It's a hobby I take seriously, and as such, I've done the best research I can do. But I make my living teaching people how to put two and two together, and not helping them publish stories about funny things their cats do. Hence, this is a living document. Feel free to share your own thoughts and experiences. In fact, please do! Although I have things to share, I'm here to learn.
Now, let's begin!
First and foremost, let's crash th
How to Submit a FilmPerhaps one of the most confusing tasks of finishing your film is getting it from the editing software to the screen. Which export, render, or "Save to..." option do you use? What settings are best for the web? This article will hopefully help clear up some of those questions and get you on your way to a successful gallery submission.How to Submit a Film7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Step 1 - Pick Your Program
There are many programs you could use to edit your work, but I'm going to give examples of a few popular ones below. Some applications have multiple methods or exporting the final file so make sure you pick the right one!
"Composition > Make Movie" (Please note that you shouldn't use "File > Export" for your video as it severely limits your options!)
Final Cut Pro
"File > Export > Using Quicktime Conversion"
"File > Share > Quicktime > Expert Settings"
"File > Export > Adobe Media Encoder"
drawindpainting tips and tutorialsI think I can do come tips and small tutorial while drawing my current pictures, so you can ast me thematics is you want (not anatomy plz - there's plenty of them on DA).drawindpainting tips and tutorials4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So you ask, I make list and when I meet askeв theme in current picture - I'll make tip like #1 at this list
I'll leave listing on main page so you can review it and add requests if you need
1. refraction ("rainbow effect") http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3fla39 [DONE]
2. liquid flame http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3fz61a [DONE]
3. patterned fabrics http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/art/patterned-fabrics-209310847 [DONE]
4. coloring: from B&W to color
5. making of step by step
7. color selection http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3g1v18 [DONE]
8. skin coloring
9. ice http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3gi1yf [DONE]
Fella\'s Big CSS GuideWelcome to fella's epic CSS reference blog! I rounded up some of dA's favourite, and most helpful, CSS-ers and picked their brains to bring you a comprehensive reference which includes great tips, tutorials, groups and resources to help you make the most of your dA experience using Cascading Style Sheets to prettify your journals, galleries, groups and userpages.Fella\'s Big CSS Guide4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Big thanks to VSConcepts, SaTaNiA, ginkgografix and TwiggyTeeluck for their help in making this blog!
Starting from the absolute basics, how would you describe what CSS is and what it can be used for on deviantART?
VSConcepts says, Well, CSS Stands for Cascading Style Sheet. CSS essentially takes existing HTML and dresses it up. CSS controls how the basic HTML can be displayed to the viewer, and thus enhances the experience on the web. On deviantART, we apply CSS to our personal journals, our group blogs, and news articles, and even use it in some custom widgets.
The most comfortable icon collection on DA!This is a place to collect and take icons up. There will be more - it's just a matter of time!The most comfortable icon collection on DA!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Glomps and hugs
Music And Dance
[Bullet; Black] Faces
[Bullet; Black] Bodies And Hats
[Bullet; Black] No U, no me (Asia
ATB - An alternative to watermarks: MetadataWe have all seen watermarks on images, here on dA and around the internet. And even though they have become a necessary step in the aid of preventing art theft/misuse of art, they are not always ideal. It's really hard to signature or watermark an icon that is 50x50 pixels and still show it off, for example. And even in larger pieces of art, sometimes they just look ugly or, like the watermark option offered by dA, take up too much of the image.ATB - An alternative to watermarks: Metadata2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So what is the alternative?
Sing 'Yesterday' for MeA week ago, my favorite manga 'Sing Yesterday for Me' came to an end after 18 years of serialization. To celebrate the end of the most important story in my life, I decided to do a little fan video about this manga.Sing 'Yesterday' for Me3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Took me five days to make a storyboard and paint all the scenes.
Lines are done with pencil on paper, colors done in Photoshop.
All the scenes are based on the original scenes and characters from the manga.
Music: Bambi by Tokyo Police Club
Compositing: Denis Pisarev, Pasha Vasin
Am I ready to start freelancing?Hi,Am I ready to start freelancing?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art and providing that art... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
I earn my living as a freelance artist. Finding freelance work involves hours of work producing art, but also hours of work finding new jobs and corresponding with clients each week. It requires a certain amount of (artistic skill,) confidence, patience, organization, motivation, and perseverance. Some clients have a very clear vision for their project and can describe it well. Others are a bit disorganized or unmotivated requiring extra effort on my part (and some clients should just be avoided completely). Even if you
FREELANCING TIPS: Good jobs and bad jobsThe world of freelance business is populated with all types of clients and artists. If you are a freelancer or a potential client, you will eventually start to recognize the early signs of good and bad job situations. There are some tips and notes below that may help you recognize these signs sooner and therefore improve your ability to connect successfully with good job partners. A client or artist will seldom display all of the good or bad signs described below. However, watching for the following list items may help you to assess a potential workmate as a good risk or a bad one BEFORE work begins. Similarly, if you strive to embody the positive characteristics listed below, they may help you to attract better clients/artists and engage in more successful and fulfilling partnerships.FREELANCING TIPS: Good jobs and bad jobs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Good qualities in a DA CLIENT/ JOB AD:
Client seems polite and professional and reasonable.
Client knows what she/he wants and describes the work clearly.
Client displays good spelling, grammar an
Is Reference Bad?I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."Is Reference Bad?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
Watcher Appreciation - 250 Points Giveaway (OVER)Hey guys.Watcher Appreciation - 250 Points Giveaway (OVER)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you may have noticed I haven't done "Watcher Appreciation Doodles" last month.
SO WHY NOT HAVE A POINT GIVEAWAY INSTEAD to cover the guilt!
Using random.org, I will pick 5 lucky winners and each will receive 50
All you have to do is watch me and favourite this journal.
If I find that you are not one of my watchers, I will choose someone else.
But it's never too late to watch me!
Feel free to tell others about this giveaway! It's not necessary, though. <3
I will announce and pick winners 2 days after this journal as been posted.
Thank you guys for helping me reach 1,900+ watchers! Good luck!
Challenging Yourself to Become a Better ArtistLike others here, I get asked a lot of questions about my art, my process, techniques, and my inspiration. One of the questions I get asked that makes me both smile and laugh is, "How did you get so good?" Half the time it's a rhetorical question, and the other half is people genuinely wanting to know how to get better at art.Challenging Yourself to Become a Better Artist6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The answer is deceptively simple: I challenge myself and maintain a positive attitude.
RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
Now you might say, "Well, everything I do is a challenge, I'm not that good yet." But that's not what I mean. Of course getting better at art is challenging, and even when you're what others might consider a master, art never stops being a challenge.
But what I'm talking about is specifically setting goals for yourself and taking on projects that you KNOW are going to make you struggle. The projects that you KNOW are going to make you want to give up and do something else.
I find that a lot of people sort of stick to a specific niche and never reall
How to set a commission price list.Ok, you have decided you want to try to take commissions so now what?How to set a commission price list.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well there is a lot involved. How will you take money? Will you ship? Make prints? Where do you list? Don't worry all that will be covered soon. But first. Lets lay a foundation.
Commissions are about getting paid for a custom drawing. So the first thing you need is a price list. And this is the hardest thing. "WHAT IS MY ART WORTH?" Well lets see if we can figure that out.
Step 1: Personal evaluation.
Ok, first thing, you need to be as brutally honest here as you can be. How good are you? Really? Know all art has value. Your work is not worthless. But you need to know where you fall in terms of skill. The better you are the more you can reasonably charge. The more skilled a surgeon the more they get paid. Same with art.
Ask people besides close friends and family how they would rank your art on a scale of 1-5. And ask them to be honest.
Ok, once you know where you rank its time to decide what you wan
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSSPE: A Guide to Gallery CSS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right of
PE: Contest PointersContest PointersPE: Contest Pointers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Contests are everywhere on deviantART, and it seems like there are dozens of new ones cropping up every few weeks. While some of these contests go on to become extremely popular and successful, racking up hundreds of points in prizes and gaining a remarkable number of entries (), some of them flop, flounder, and sadly disappear into obscurity ()
So how does one go about hosting a successful contest? There's no fool-proof, super secret formula, of course, but there are some general tips and guidelines for what you can keep in mind when planning a new contest.
Every contest has a theme, which can range from being very specific to very general depending on what sort of contest you want to hold. Keep in mind what your theme will affect how many people will participate in your contest. A broad theme that anyone can relate to will probably generate more interest than a more specific one that limits the number of
BIRTHDAY PlzWorld's Greatest PLZ Archive!BIRTHDAY Plz4 years ago in Personal More Like This
#27d PLZ Reference Catalog
- in order of relevance, arranged by 27d staff
PLZ LIBRARY SECTIONS:
PLATITUDESTEXT & NUMERALSSMILEYSEMOTICONSJOURNAL SWAGARRAYSSTAMPSTHUMNAILSJOURNAL IMAGES
CLOSED - 800 Point Giveaway ContestThis is the first time I ever do a point giveaway contest.CLOSED - 800 Point Giveaway Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been on dA for over a year and half, and have been meaning to hold sucha contest for a while now!
So, this is my way of saying "Thanks" to everyone who has supported me!
2 People will get 200 Each.
6 People will get 50 Each.
10 People will get 10 Each.
You must this journal.
This is a watchers' giveaway, so you MUST be a watcher (old, new, or just watching... which ever, but I will be double checking!)
You can get one extra ch
~200 POINT GIVEAWAY~ CLOSED AND RESULTS IN LINKGIVEAWAY OVER~200 POINT GIVEAWAY~ CLOSED AND RESULTS IN LINK2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Results here! http://mintflyingeevee.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-results-399169254
Thanks for entering if you have x3
(If you want to enter another contest, go to this awesome one: http://www.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Time-398951395 )
500 Point Giveaway #4 (CLOSED):iconflyingheartsplz: :icondatrade: :iconflyingheartsplz:500 Point Giveaway #4 (CLOSED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey everyone! This is Alice at dATrade, and I'm back with a fourth 500 point giveaway!
:iconThinkingDoll: receives 200
:iconiiOreoStephanie: receives 50
:iconFluffyChibikinz: receives 50
:iconxMaskedInsanityx: receives 50
:iconJaquiele: receives 50
:iconGalaxyGirl5: receives 10
:iconFebruarystars27: receives 10
:iconserahwolf: receives 10
:iconlit-nebulosa: receives 10 [Points]
:iconSmertushka: receives 10 [Points]
:iconSage-Wolf: receives 10 [Points]
:iconInfiniteKami: receives 10 [Points]
:iconPrinceKovu96: receives 10 [Points]
:iconCiel-San1707: receives 10 [Points]
:iconAnne090: receives 10 [Points]
How to participate:
1. Add this journal to your favs [+fav]
2. Write a new journal or poll about this giveaway to spread the news
3. Include what I do at dATrade. For example:
Rules - updatedRulesRules - updated5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Credit and Contact
Conditions apply for commercial use
Do not redistribute my stock
Credit me if you have used any of my stock. Please include a link to my DeviantArt profile faestock
Contact me when you have used my stock, providing me with a link to the artwork.
You may post artworks containing my stock on other websites/magazines/tutorials.
Using stocks as references in real world ( i.e exhibitions, shows, school portfolios/classes) That are not on the internet is fine.
A stock credit is always displayed clearly near the image, including a link to my DeviantArt profile faestock
You may sell 'on-demand' prints of your artworks containing my stock, anywhere you like.
Absolutely no redistribution of my stock in any form is allowed (this includes tubing, pre-cut files, png files and pre-made backgrounds) The only place where my stock is provided is in this account faestock
My drawing is slanted, angled, crooked, skewed!Skewing is a very common issue for artists. When we draw faces or people, one eye might be too high or maybe we unintentionally draw every character leaning to the right. These little inaccuracies may be a result of the angle of our drawing surface, paper angle, our head tilt, wrist movement or some combination of these factors and others. During the drawing process, our mind grows accustomed to a slightly odd angle here or there, and we may be oblivious to the fact that the drawing leans one way or the other. Often, facial proportions are asymmetrical.My drawing is slanted, angled, crooked, skewed!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are some simple methods to correct this habit. When working digitally, flip your image horizontally from time to time to help yourself observe the shapes from a fresh perspective and fix them. When working traditionally, occasionally view your work reflected in a mirror or hold it (with the image facing away from you) in front of a light source so that you can see the reversed image.
Another technique is to draw a line or plane fr
The Ultimate Glomp Icon CollectionThis is guaranteed to be the most extensive collection of glomp icons on deviantART. hahaThe Ultimate Glomp Icon Collection6 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icongwompplz: (gwomp 2)
:iconhappynakedglomp: (happy naked)
:iconevildoghouseglompplz: (evil dog hou