Becoming a Better Digital ArtistBecoming a Better Digital Artist2 years 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: Introd
Darkroom FeatureDarkroom Feature2 years 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
The best of galleries 8Previous FeaturesThe best of galleries 81 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spriggan's heart by elenasamko *** 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
The White BOB by Mo-Nabbach
My SDCC - Comic-Con Schedule!I'm mainly going to SDCC to release my new comic book series with Lion Forge Comics - Booth 1903!My SDCC - Comic-Con Schedule!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will also be promoting The Art of Nicole Brune at her booth 4528!
Autograph signing schedule!
Preview Night Wednesday:
6:30pm - 8pm at Lion Forge #1903
10am - 12pm at Lion Forge #1903
2pm - 5pm at Nicole Brune #4528
Off-site project all day, I won't be at the con! *eeep*
9:30am - 11am at Lion Forge #1903
11am - 12pm is the Lion Forge Panel in room 29A
1pm - 4pm at Nicole Brune #4528
11am - 2pm at Nicole Brune #4528
Costume line up is being finalized, but you can of course expect to see me in my superhero alter ego's costume! On that note, Lion Forge's SDCC Exclusive is a Yaya Han T-shirt! Grab one and I will sign it for you!
Inspirational Arts 6"Inspirational Arts" is a project in which I will be featuring 25 artists and 125 artwork.Inspirational Arts 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
The arts featured are deviations that caught my attention or which inspire me and thus were added to my list of favorites/collection.
"Inspirational Arts" is broken into 5 different categories.
Without further ado, lets inspire and be inspired!! Enjoy the features and being featured
sexual artHi guys!sexual art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't usually write about personal stuff or give explanations about why I do what I do (simply I don't have to), but I wanted to say something today:
I ALWAYS loved photography in all it's forms, specially human photography. Classy, elegant, AND also sexy and provocative.
I started doing full dressed photos, I was so extremely shy I didn't dare to do more brave photos, it took me years to dare to show my body and I did because I LOVED to. Not because I couldn't do anything else (you can see some of my drawings in this gallery), not because I wanted attention (I never understood that "reason" for doing anything), not because I wanted boys (I already had a boyfriend before start shooting), not because of any of the "reasons" haters gave me over the years. Is it that hard to understand that I do what I do simply because I like it? because it makes me happy?
I do photos for the same reason I do drawings, and doll repaintings, and sing when I hear a song I like, and eat ic
Government Data TrackingI'm finally back home in the US now, and look what we have here!Government Data Tracking3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, the news has revealed that the US government has a MASSIVE spying program that stores and collects our Personal Data. In fact, this is such a HUGE business, that contractors can even hire High School DROP-OUTS (like Snowden) and give them access to our private information.
As we are seeing with this IRS scandal, politicians will freely abuse power in order to stay in power. Obama, the FBI, or any FUTURE president can now easily target the personal history of any group of people that they want to. Whether its using marijuana for medicinal purposes, or complaining about the Wall Street Bail-outs, ANYTHING you have said in an email or over the phone is probably stored on a government computer, waiting to be used against you at some point in the future.
(This information leak is still unfolding, so check the news if you are interested.)
Since DeviantArt is THE biggest art website in the world, it is safe to assum
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.3 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,
One Cat, One Fruit, One Clock Winners TweetOne Cat, One Fruit, One Clock Winners5 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Panthera by $chix0r
When we launched the One Cat, One Fruit, One Clock Contest, we asked you to create artwork using three seemingly random things; a cat, a fruit, and a clock. We're excited that so many artists participated and we were really impressed by the creative ideas that were submitted.
The judges narrowed down those entries to 25 semi-finalists, and now the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff, has selected the final three winners.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for participating! And don't forget to watch #StockProject —there might be a new contest someday just saying.
DIY Photography Studio Tools A few people have been asking for Studio Lighting tips - whilst there are many articles online that talk about DIY lighting for smaller projects like products and food photography, there isn't much to help promote DIY studio sized lighting. Lighting set ups for portraiture can often be very costly and whilst there is no immediate do-it-yourself solution there are some low-cost ideas out there. Most of the equipment that you need for developing your Photography hobby into something more can be sourced online or in local shops. You don't have to shop at 'studio lighting' or 'backdrop shop' for the proper gear. These simple tips will hopefully help you identify things a lot closer to home and a lot cheaper.DIY Photography Studio Tools 1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lights around your Home.
Creating your own studio lighting is possible on a budget. For example, those mini 'pixar' lights that we often use for smaller set ups also come in big! A regular angle-poise lamp with a black backdrop can create just the effec
Guys? (Incomplete)Do any of you mind if I change a stage in Incomplete??Guys? (Incomplete)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I found a much better living room stage and I really want to use it as Sora, Roxas and Xion's living room. ^^ . If you guys think I should just stick to the living room stage that i'm using, then that's fine, but I reeeeaaaally prefer it ^3^
Comics Are ArtComic-Con Journey to the Heart of The New Summer VacationComics Are Art4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Americans have a long summer vacation tradition of visiting the foreign capitals of the world and being sure to spend at least one day in each nation’s most iconic art museum. In Paris, we visit the Louvre. In Madrid, the Prado. In Rome, the Borghese. We feel far more comfortable in identifying the different peoples of our planet through examples of their greatest art works than we do about identifying ourselves as being represented by any one iconic “American” art museum or artist. Maybe the country is just too big for one musuem and so it has always fallen to our pop arts to carry the true visual narrative of what’s going on in the hearts and minds of the masses.
Comic-Con has become the new arts and culture go-to in domestic summer vacation destin
Fan Art Friday: Asterix the GaulFan Art Friday: Asterix the Gaul1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: Asterix and the Deviants!
fun with asterix by sprucehammer
Obelix, my boy, I wish to goodness you'd take your menhir off when you come indoors!”
The adventures of the diminutive Gaul who spends his time resisting the attempts of the Roman Empire to conquer his country outsells 50 Shades Of Grey in his home country, France.
Created in 1959 by writer René Goscinny and illustrator Albert Uderzo, The Adve
Wonder Con 2013 Cosplay FunOn Saturday I went to Wonder Con 2013 which was held in Anaheim, CA. Though I decided not to dress up (I was just too kerfuffled that morning to do any justice) I thought I'd share some of the fun Cosplay I saw. And to mention that I met someone AWESOME and that I got to see a panel for..... THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS :Wonder Con 2013 Cosplay Fun3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corporation
G.I. Joe: COBRA - although I'm still trying to figure out pinky...I think she was someone posing with these people for a personal picture....
Wreck It Ralph: Vanellope von Schweetz
Lord of the Rings: Gandalf the Grey
Mysterious Galaxies bookstore was there dressed as characters from "The Night Circus" (one of my fave books)
the beginning of my love story :'Dit's here *-* my baby is here :') this is so......so.....I'm speechless :') it's so beautiful! and the feel of it is so......I'm in love xDthe beginning of my love story :'D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i should be done downloading and installing stuff on it by now but I went all the way to Maykop to visit my family there so I didn't have enough time with my babe but tomorrow is gonna be ours
backgrounds are coming backit's been a long time since I made a background, so I'm gonna start making some for youtube and Facebook ^_^ I'm already working on one now, hoping it will turn out well x)backgrounds are coming back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Smash Bros. 4 Roster Updateso we now have 36 charactersSmash Bros. 4 Roster Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rosalina & Luma
Zero Suit Samus
Wii Fit Trainer
Sonic the Hedgehog
Vets left to be shown off
Dr. Mario 0/5
Young Link 0/5
Ice Climbers 4/5
Meta Knight 4/5
Mr. Game & Watch 4/5
Solid Snake 2/5
Stages for Wii U
Mushroom Kingdom U
Town & City
Garden of Hope
Great Fox Assualt
Elit Four X & Y
Wii Fit Studios
Dr. Wily Castle
Windy Hill Zone
Guess who is back...yo guys. been a while hasn't it? well as you can see, i've returned after about a month's absenceGuess who is back...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Obamacare UpheldObamacare Upheld4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photo from Wikimedia.
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the "constitutionality" of the Affordable Healthcare Act including the individual mandate.
I wouldn't have minded if they only struck down the mandate and kept everything else. I have no problem with allowing young people to stay on their parents' insurance until they're 26, or preventing companies from denying coverage due to preexisting conditionsthrough the other regulations which would have raised healthcare costs are still problematic.
Cos+Up - My Photography ProjectHi Guys!Cos+Up - My Photography Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long time without a journal, sorry about that.
For those who don't know i start a new project about cosplay photography. The Cos+Up it's me trying to make a difference in cosplay community around here, i'm want to try something new. I was very inspired by the people of Cosplay Photographers. Have a lot of photos, some interview with some brazilian's photographers and in the future a lot of tutorials.
I hope you guys liked!
MJ trailer!Mockingjay trailer countdown: 10 days!MJ trailer!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you excited?
BETA?Does anyone know a lot about Final Fantasy VIII? I've just the newest of my FFVIII fanfic and I need someone to beta. My original beta is currently M.I.A. and I'm really anxious to get this chapter posted.BETA?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I need someone who can help me with flow, punctuation, and details especially. Check for Grammar, too, lol, just in case. I really struggle with details, so I would prefer the person be someone whom knows how to get into a character's head. I mean REALLY knows how to do it. For some reason, that's hard for me and I typically end up getting really "wordy" (in the word of my beta, lol).
So, anyone who can help me and is willing, please let me know. It's very short, much more so than I intended. So, it shouldn't take very long.
Need An EditI really need a Ventus edit for my comics. If anyone could create a new outfit for him, that'd be great. I could try it myself, but since PMDEditor seems to hate me, and I have no ideas at the moment, any help is appreciated.Need An Edit2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone willing to offer?