Becoming a Better Digital ArtistHello people,Becoming a Better Digital Artist8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked many times about how to draw or paint and where to find tips and tutorials about it.
I, as a self-taught artist, have struggled a lot trying to learn and understand how to draw well and do digital painting. So I decided to put on a series of journals on this topic providing tips and resources, hoping that it can be useful for anyone who is willing to become an artist.
This series focuses mainly on digital art, but most of the principles can be applied to traditional art as well. This is not a training course, so please don't expect me to give you an in-depth look to it. Just take it as a collection of resources.
I have found most of what I've learned on YouTube and the internet, therefore I will provide many links to pages and channels related to what I'm talking about.
Click on the links below to go to the desired part.
Part I: Introduction
Pixel Art Commission Info What I do:Pixel Art Commission Info5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I like doing pixel arts from 50x50 pixel size up to 150 x150 pixel size. I am best working on organic characters (humans, animals, plants). I don't like using a base for creating a character, thus you can rest assure your character face/pose will be unique. Most of my works are for clients' personal icons. I don't do character sprite sheet jobs for games because it'll be very expensive and time consuming, unless you have already had the basic sprite sheets for all movements you need and I will only edit their appearances to be several different characters. I also don't do isometric pixel art.
Price list is as follow:
One character, non-animated: $15 Samples:
One character, simple animated: $26 Samples:
Commission: Red Panda sprite by emmilCommission: Blue Mew by emmilFREE ICON - Santa lovebird by emmil
Am I ready to start freelancing?Hi,Am I ready to start freelancing?2 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
CI Monthly Feature - #2EDIT: You're all most welcome!CI Monthly Feature - #22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello dear members,
Every month, me and our lovely founder Tsuki-SoraRuki will feature works of Creation-Inspiration's members. All you have to do is leave a link or thumbnail of your work on the feature poll which will be made on the 15th of every month.
This feature is a chance to showcase your work to 30k members.
Here's this month's feature:
:thumb326161986:Promised Souls by AngelicsManaThe Potionsmaster by Izayoi7
Cosmo and Wanda by Kiniki-ChanPassing By by oh-hell-no69It seems we are not alone here... by Isbjorg:thumb323053552:VOCALOID3 - IA by KiranaKikoeru917in Medias Res by JiJidraws
OW: ELM104 - Fight fire with fire... by konrei-samaThe Bookstore by Natters619little bird by Lydia-Burns:commission:Flame by sarasarafrazCHEAP $1 or 80 Points Adoptables by likecolourpencilsUnder Construction by 0r4nJuice
Porcelain by Julia-AuroraToo scary for Easter bunny? by SzczurzyslawaCommission - Ariel and Flounder by AngelShizuka:thumb322321970:Rapunzel and Pascal by BratLittlePrincessgas or they came at dawn by whoreundart93
-A Smile Is worth Something- by RemorseryCupcakes II by EmotionalLadyyCM - une-petite-lapin by Lili-Tea:thumb325865158:My diary by Aline96:th
Nekoi Island?Nekoi Island?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is were most Nekoi are born and live (:
Shape of the island will very likely be changed/simplified.
I will write more detailed descriptions about the Island here as I keep developing it.
Spots of interest:
The most popular spot where Nekoi gather.
Very colorful Nekoi and marine animals live here.
A calm, isolated lake surrounded by a forest
Many streams and rivers where freshwater Nekoi live.
A spot with a lot of weird flowering plants and fruits.
Many Nekoi gather here for eating, playing and relaxing.
Nekoi living in deep water have the ability of bioluminescence.
Abyssal Nekoi are often more territorial and aggressive than other Nekoi.
They are rarely seen at the surface.
A small, mysterious island, surrounded by very high cliffs and a volcano.
InternationalFAQ's FAQFrequently Asked Questions About InternationalFAQInternationalFAQ's FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is InternationalFAQ and its purpose?
InternationalFAQ is a group which aims to provide both (unofficial) translations of deviantART's faq and deviantART-related help for those users whose native language is not English. This is because we believe that all deviants are entitled to receive help in their own native language wherever possible. However, we cannot contact Help Desk on your behalf. All our team members are volunteers - they are not paid, but they do get cookies.
We do not allow our team to use (for example) Google Translate for their translations as
1 monthPremium+200pt+Commission Giveaway (CLOSED)To promote my new Account, I decided to make a giveaway1 monthPremium+200pt+Commission Giveaway (CLOSED)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
favourite this journal
(optional) llama me & advertise this journal
1st -1 month PM
2nd - 200
3rd - chibi commission by :iconDulcetRain:
P.S. I will doubled the 1st-2nd winner if more than 1000 people participate
sorry everyone, I will not be online for a while, it's exam week Q_Q, This raffle will be postponed to next 2 weeks, winner will be announced on
30th August 2014Sunday, 14th September 2014 using randomizer
[CLOSED] Super Cute Commissions by Sarilain!Commissions are CLOSED.[CLOSED] Super Cute Commissions by Sarilain!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Commission Waiting List:
:iconmahohaku: Chubby: http://sta.sh/21a9lrmp8nn2
:iconliathblack: Doodle Chub: Nea Plush
:iconraypai: Chubby: http://sta.sh/2k17f1z8olo
will pay for icon later
Sugarcon Waiting List:
Minty sign board
:iconlunardrawings: Look what I got from stardust-adoptables
:iconcylniru: Kitsuko the Siamese Kitsune
Featured folder post #25Hi everyone,Featured folder post #253 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is time for another featured post! Go show all these people some love!
Marvel: Warrior Queen by Ocean-san Castlevania LoS2: Dracul and Carmilla Cosplay by MiyukiKurame The Rising Sun - Avatar Cosplay by faramon
And those are all our features for this week! We'll be back with next weeks featured batch!
Have a great day everyone!
ThePartyvengers co-founders of Be-cos
Darkroom FeatureDarkroom Feature7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Film 3 by nebovoblakax
Jeziorsko by Kleemass Wp 20140501 004 by MariuszKaminik
| h a z e | by Nachtblau *** by invisigoth88
X by MelissaNatasha
III by MelissaNatasha V by MelissaNatasha
taking you down by Inextremiss
Day of past... by NightAndWind
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
Wallpaper Wednesday #41!Remember, if you like these wallpapers, visit the deviation and favourite/comment thereWallpaper Wednesday #41!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Horizon Wallpaper I by Shue13
Deep Blue by QAuZ Aridae flores. Uno by AiK-art
December Wallpaper by endosage 2014 by ilona
Progeny by JoeyJazz
Dormant Volcano by DarinK Zodiac II - Taurus by JoeyJazz
The Walking Dead by brammoolenaar Group Therapy by Lacza
Happy Croatoan Day!Hey guys!! Happy Croatoan Day!! (August 1st)Happy Croatoan Day!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well actually it's not exactly a happy thing but... yeah xD
Ok, if you don't know what this day is it's a Supernatural thing. In an episode, 2009 Dean goes to the future and arrives on August 4th 2014, he finds out the Croatoan virus (that causes "murderous rage in the people it infects”) is taking over the planet. It's basically a zombie-like apocalyptic world. (And I love it! Even though is super depressing)
Anyway, the fandom chose August 1st as "Croatoan Day" and to celebrate this, everyone's writing "Croatoan" on their hand/arm. So if you didn't know and want to join, do it!! I certainly will, even though I have to go to class and everyone's gonna stare at me like I'm crazy but whatever! xD
That's also the reason on why I changed my icon End!verse Cas ftw! (I also made Samifer and End!verse Dean, they're over here: http://archervale.tumblr.com/post/93439952463/another-set-of-icons-why-yes-yes-i
Translator Bug FixesA lot of people have been having trouble with the translator, because their computers somehow can't open .jar files. So I've released platform-specific versions in other formats and here they are:Translator Bug Fixes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Universal Java: https://sites.google.com/site/shermansplanet/storage/Gallifreyan.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
My new toy - my last works and feature!Hello hello hello!My new toy - my last works and feature!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
How are you girls and guys?
How was your hollidays? Mine starts the 4th of september! Yeah!
Yesterday, I was spending some time on the internet, researching for some second hand lenses and I found a new toy!!!! I already bought it... It is a lens that I would like since a long time....
This is a 70-200 2.8 L IS
I'll test it this week-end at my usual felines zoo So normally some pics should be uploaded next week
So, as you noticed this week, I've spent some time at the park or in my living room to get some macro shots.
Did you enjoyed these pictures? Do you want more?
And now, the feature!
Give these artist some love and do not forget to fave this article so more people can see it!
The best of galleries 8Previous FeaturesThe best of galleries 85 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spriggan's heart by Elena-NeriumOleander *** by oprisco
Il deserto dei Tartari by OlivierAccart Resizing Venice 3 by AlexandruCrisan ... by apalkin
Nordic Mist by Erinti Ceiling Light by porbital Sorrow by DMMDesign
colour storm by creativephotoworks Nela.... by LostCaradelNeil Ann by vanillapearl
Illuminare II by jon-wild The White BOB by Mo-01
Quilling!I was looking through a bunch of my old favourites when I decided to write my New Years Resolution when I came across something known as quilling. According to the almighty Wikipedia:Quilling!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
The rest of the article can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilling
Here are some examples of quilling:
Archer by momade Aug.07, Seahorse in Quilling by eidatwong Inspire by cakecrumbs G is for... by StuartChell Quilling L by blue1836 :thumb186250015: August by sk8ternoz Sakura Quilling by GwynConaway :thumb33438
FeatureMy recent workFeature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Fallen Angel by dienel96 The Raven Queen by Sisterslaughter165 Darya by babsartcreations
March FeatureThis will be my last feature using this skin. The wonderful NellyAsher has designed one just for me, and I am so excited to use it. All thru March, Dreams of Geneva is gathering donations for the Non-Profit Organization RAINN. It is short for the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network. Kicking off for April's National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. For those who donate, several of our artists will be giving a free commission, good, or service. With all the love we have on the site, I wanted to share it and thought this cause would be a great fit for us. Please stop by @ https://www.facebook.com/dreamsofgeneva Thank you so much to all of the following artists, who make me smile everyday, and cause me to get lost on this site. Many hours of going "Wow, what happened to the last 3 hours??"March Feature11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 98BokehLight'sConceptual Spotlight Vol. 986 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 98
Sailing on the Oceans of my Mind
I've been trying to leave
Empty frame II
Perfect commission processI commissioned a lot of artists (more than 50) and some of them didn't follow a commission process and only sent the final image after asking for an upfront payment.Perfect commission process1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I won't commission this kind of artists in the future, because I have no guaranty that the artist will deliver a drawing corresponding to client wishes and I had bad experiences in some cases.
Below, I'll use client for the commissioner and artist for the commissioned artist.
For me, the perfect commission process steps should be :
client sends a note or an email to an artist with all details and references about commission
artist should reply quickly (1 or 2 days after received the message, if he's available), accept or refuse commission, and give a price for the commission
client should reply if the price is fine for him (but he shouldn't bargain)
artist should give an estimated delay before starting to work, if he has a waiting list, put the commission in it
once artist is ready
Self Censorship and Feeling Judged.Im sharing this around because its something I feel extremely strong about. I wont sit idly by and let good artists be strongarmed into feeling jugded, second guessing and self censoring (removing from portfolio) their own work.Self Censorship and Feeling Judged.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you feel that way, my message to you is this:
I received some really troubling PM's today. Please don't feel you need to self-censor your work if you enjoy making pinups / sexy girls. Don't remove it from your folios, and never, ever, second guess what you enjoy spending your free time making. Especially don't feel judged because you appear to not be a champion of a cause of any kind. Regardless of how prominant of an artist you are, or where you work in our industry, your free time, is YOURS. Feel free to express who you are, NOT who other people think you should be.
Your eternal friend,
Soul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!So today I received a treat in my facebook inbox from old colleague and now-kickass GW artist, Kevin "Kingmong" Chin: http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/Art_and_Soul.htmlSoul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now, I'm still awaiting a response from the Black Librarians to see if I am allowed to post some higher-res versions of my 3 Soul Drinkers covers here on DA. Till then, this is all they have up on their blog and all I have to show for, for now! For you Soul Drinkers fans out there, I was told not to reference any notable characters of the SD lore and come up with my own designs.
The general brief for the 3 covers was to have a tactical space marine, a captain, and lastly a dreadnought (being awoken). I thought it would be a neat idea to compose all the covers from a similar worms eye angle, not just for theatrics but rather to literally show the life cycle of a Space Marine as he fights and rises through the ranks, leading his brethren and eventually being entombed within a dreadnought to continue his tireless fig
PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials CollectionWelcome to a new polymer clay love article, specially written for projecteducate, find the program for the third Community Week here. If you missed the previous articles, please check out Introduction to Polymer Clay and Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed. This time I'm going to guide you through some of the best polymer clay food tutorials currently available in deviantART, enjoy and don't hesitate to leave a message if you have any question or suggestion for future articles.PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials Collection3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Food. Polymer clay food. There's a strange fascination between polymer clay crafters to make food, if you ask many of us won't even be able to explain what's so addictive about making fake food. Some of it is crafted for doll houses and doll props, some people make beautiful jewelry with food, but some just make it because it's so incredibly fun.