Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
A small talk about pricing your artYou're creating art. You have the passion, you have the skills. Why not make some money out of it then? It's a good idea, right? A lot of people live from creating art, and even more earn some money on the side by taking commissions. You should give it a shot!A small talk about pricing your art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So... How much money is your art worth?
It's a hard question to answer for those who are just starting their adventure with selling and creating art for money. Is its worth equal to the price of the materials you used? Is it equal to the value of the time you've spent on creating it? What about the emotional value you put into it? Should your education influence your prices?
No matter if art is your job, hobby or a pastime, you should never undervalue it. In this article I will try to give some tips as to how assess the value of your artwork and touch the problem of too low prices.
We're in it for the money.
Let's be honest - if you're reading this then you probably want
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
how to be illustrator,without starvationHello everyone.how to be illustrator,without starvation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i would like to sharing some tips from my knowledge and this is entry I wrote in my site illustcourse.com which I decide to sharing here also.
I've ever being freelance illustrator for 2 years and half before I take the leap to be entrepreneur path for almost 3 years,so I would like to sharing what I had learnt.If you asking me,how about income in freelancing path,I would like to said it's OK.It's not making you get rich quick in this path but compare working hour with income I think it's quite decent.If you working hard,you will gaining more but I would like to said if you want sustainable path.You need to develop your own product,because it make you didn't have to depend on freelance job which you didn't know whether it will run dry.
It's good that I live in Thailand also.If you can relocate to some place with lower living cost.You may consider to do so because it saving you a lot of money in a long run.
and this entry I would like to sharing tips how to become illust
How to Pay artists using PaypalI'm still getting payments for digital artwork that require shipping because people forget to click the 'no shipping required' box. I can have my account flagged if I don't ship items that apparently need to be shipped. Please be sure to take care when ordering digital commissions from artists! Here is a super cool Tumblr post that shows you how to do the right thing when ordering digi-commissions. I'll be using this helpful post when people order my commissions so people have a visual ref. C:How to Pay artists using Paypal6 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Paypal recently revamped their site so everything is set up differently (I kinda liked how it was set up before) Here's how the 'goods and services' page should look: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/185/8/d/image_by_araktugage-d7p8w6w.jpg
See how the address says it's optional? It's best not to choose any address when sending a payment for a digital commission(s) unless there's something that do
The problematic behavior of online artists.There is a bunch of things online artist do terribly wrong on a regular basis. Some of it might be directly aimed to you and some might be things you from others.The problematic behavior of online artists.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Way too little time spend on painting/practice.
People making nit pick pointers.
The extreme fuzz about labels and methods.
Witch-hunting/ talking smack.
However I'd like to start with a totally opposite note:
This year I've also experienced great support from the art community for which I'm dearly grateful for.
:icontituslunter: got me an amazing birthday gift(video), made by him and fellow awesome artists:
And the support I've had this past week with the event of my sisters death has been incredibly helpful. (Thank you for all the donations, there are no more worries about money anymore thanks to you awesome people!)
(most of) You seem to spend way to li
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
What Ruins A Painting?What Ruins A Painting?6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What Ruins A Painting?
(or makes it better)
We all had those kind of paintings at some point, looking at which we felt something is not right – something is not right – But could not find it. What went wrong? We have put every finest details and all our patience in it. Then?
Art has its own science. Science that makes a successful art – something that comes out exactly you thought of and leaves the same impact on your audience. That science is known as composition in art and music. Where your eyes will go at first, how you will draw attention, how much attention you will draw – these are not luck, but pure science. A well thought designed piece is always successful. So mastering the brushes are not enough, we have to learn about the basics that make a successful art!
Hence, today, we will talk about the 'bad' elements which are solemnly responsible for rui
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_1Hey, hey cupcakes!Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_2 ! General
So... this is the first part in featuring some extremely useful tutorials which can be found on DA (and some from off-site as well). This one isn't limited on digital art only, but the rest will be. I wanted to post everything in one journal, but theres 200 thumbnail limit, sooo yeah I decided to divide everything in following categories: sketching/referencing/anatomy etc, General, blending, steps, color, perspective/Composition/value, Walkthrough, nose, hair, skin, photoshop/wacom, brushes, eyes, lips, textures, ears, fabric/clothes, environment, misc (how to paint water, fire, rocks, rain, clouds, pearls etc. ). This one is about Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.. In every journal I will also include some interesting videos that I think you should check out And, if you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you :heart
How Creators Sabotage Their Own Comics-A run down of why most comics end up dead after just a few pages.How Creators Sabotage Their Own Comics5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hyping It Up Before It Exists
A lot of people will put up promotional artwork, covers, character references, and other related work for their comic before putting up a single page. People often say if you want to write a book or you want to lose weight, it's best that you not tell anyone. When you tell someone you plan on doing something, they will praise you for it. The problem is, you are now receiving praise for something you haven't actually done yet. You don't have to work for that praise; the mere act of saying you will do something rewards you the same external way you would get for actually doing it. Sadly the result is many people are content to stop there. It's not even a conscious decision, but a lot of people will get caught up in the hype without realizing how hard making a comic actually is. Hold off putting up anything related to your comic until you at least have a few pages up; it wil
Imagination, Inspiration, and CurationAs deviants, we are serious about our craft, hobbyist or professional. We study hard to become better at what we do. There are many great tutorials here and elsewhere on these kinds of craft based skills and techniques. However, sometimes all that serious study and hard work gets in the way of our imagination. Therefore, it is important to remember to establish a wonder filled mindset, actively seek out inspiration, and curate a library of inspiring content to reference in the future. This article explores some ways to do these three things, and I encourage you to comment and share even more tips on this for other deviants!Imagination, Inspiration, and Curation2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Inviting the Mind of a Child
“The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play.”-Albert Einstein
The biggest part of imagination is playing the part of Peter Pan. You might be 99 or you might be 12, but it is often important to imagination to be in the head space of a 5-7 year old. I
Photoshop BrushesPhotoshop brushesPhotoshop Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you might remember my previous journal with a list of brush-sets I've tried out and found very useful. Today I bring you more!
And honestly I must say that those few new sets contain absolutely everything one needs (I won't join the discussion that a real artist needs only one brush, because it's absolutely true but makes things much less fun and fancy ;))
After downloading and installing a brush set always test every single brush - play with it on a clear canvas, test it in different colours and using different strokes. Pick only those which you like and know how to use, delete the others or at least move them to the bottom of the list, leaving the most often used at the top.
New brush sets
These 6 wonderful sets brought to you by Vincent-Montreuil are compilations of brushes that create amazing effects. All of them
How to create my square BrushBy popular demand, here is ..NOT my square brush, but how to create it yourself!How to create my square Brush1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And EP 09 of the character tutorial this week WWwwWWEeeEEEEEEEEE!
Nothing too advanced, but hopefully helpful to some of you bros :0
My Realism Drawing TechniqueI'll probably update this journal when I get to the next stages, but I was going to make a few videos of myself working on livestream for the people who keep noting me to make some tutorials.My Realism Drawing Technique3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I warn you, I am an extremely slow sketcher. x_x
In here, I draw a snow leopard cub, something I've been practicing a bit lately because of the comic. It's very difficult for me to do cub features because I didn't actually start drawing cubs seriously until I started the comic, and I've never really had much time to do a lot of serious studies on them. Thus, my kotu faces have always been a bit difficult for me. I'm working on speeding this up. This is me using the construction-line technique I've tried to develop for memorizing parts of a snowie's face so that I don't have to look at any direct references.
I apologize for the musical interruption. I was watching :iconkatanimate: stream a w
Art + Anatomy book Recommendations15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past.Art + Anatomy book Recommendations7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)
This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it
edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending.
TL;DR List of books
An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists
The Art of Animal Drawing
Anatomy for the Artist
Comic-Making ResourcesSince I get asked about how I make my comics pretty often, I thought maybe it'd be helpful to provide some tutorials and tips for beginners! The focus here will be making digital comics (like in photoshop or sai), since I'm not experienced making them traditionally with pencils and paper. This is also probably going to lean more towards animal comics, because I imagine that's what most of my watchers are into or interested in making themselves. I'll go over character-making, paneling, scripting, things to avoid, publishing/self-publishing, etc.Comic-Making Resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please keep in mind that I'm NOT perfect when it comes to making comics, I really consider my own work to be mediocre at best. vR is much too fast-paced, and there's pretty much no character development, so you probably shouldn't look to it as an example for a "good comic."
1. The Idea
There has to be some sort of reason you want to make a comic, and any reason is a good one! ...Unless it's just solely to copy someone else. DO N
Digital painting tutorials PART_2Hey all!Digital painting tutorials PART_21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_1 ! Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.
Alright, here we go, this is part 2. You can say its about general painting, but its mostly about painting faces I tried to cut down a little with thumbnails
Umm, before I forget, make sure to check this one out http://theartreferences.tumblr.com , Pencil-Stencil told me about it, and I found some really useful stuff there Part 3 will probably be about eyes, lips, skin and blending, and it will be up in a few days.
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, DonguriArt, Pencil-Stencil ty
sheppardarts () painting video:
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/noahbradley
melaniedelon () painting video:
You can find her brushes here: http://bit.ly/ifx-md youtube channel: ht
Promote your art (on DeviantArt)So you have your awesome art project that, you feel, the whole world needs to see? So you've signed up to be a DeviantArt member. Because, DA... that's where all the cool artists reside... isn't it? So you've posted your art. You've been here for a few weeks, or perhaps even a few months or years. But despite all your efforts, you still get close to zero comments. Why? What went wrong? It could be your art is really bad. But most likely, you're not approaching this subject the right way. Becoming well known on DA doesn't only rely on your art skills. It also relies on your marketing skills. And let that be exactly what most aspiring artist forget about.Promote your art (on DeviantArt)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here I listed some simple tips & tricks that will help you get out art out there, and become better known on DA.
My background on this? True... I might not be the most famous artist out here, but I do have a strong background in websites and webmarketing. Most of the things listed here, I've learned from
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeResources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welco
5 Pieces of Critique You Should Always Disregard1. "I have a problem with your premise." This is the red flag to end all red flags. I don't care how flimsy the premise is. Every idea has the potential to be a good story. Execution is something else entirely, but if somebody doesn't like your idea: don't listen to them. What they're basically saying is "I am not an Ideal Reader, therefore not your target audience, therefore I am not the right person to critiquing your work." I hate, hate, hate people who think you should be writing for broader audiences than your story is capable of reaching. If you're writing romance, you're writing romance for romance readers. You're not trying to reach hard science fiction readers. Very few people even know what makes a breakout mainstream novel that has high market appeal. If they did, every single book ever written would be Harry Potter. It just doesn't happen. And for somebody to ask you to make that happen is ridiculous and unfair. For the most part, writers are writ5 Pieces of Critique You Should Always Disregard2 years ago in Personal More Like This
5 Tips on Writing AnimalsEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips on Writing Animals5 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the following, I would definitely reference Watership Down, Fire-Bringer (the deer one), and The Sight for how to characterize animals. For sentient animals or magically enhanced ones, try the Ratha books and Tamora Pierces Immortals quartet. For those looking for good reference for sentient animal civilizations, look no further than the masterfully done Iorek Byrnison in His Dark Materials or the beautifully rendered world of Meredith Ann Pierces Firebringer trilogy.
1. Animals should act like animals. I see this one disregarded a lot, so this goes at the top of the list. Most of the time, if animals are written, they may as well be people in tiny fur
Disney's 365 Bedtime Stories (TLK):iconHydraCarina: agreed that I could store these stories onto the Hakuna Matata Photobucket account. The first one is up (there are 11 in total), and it is called "Nala's New Attitude." Next to the original Finnish scan is the English Text, translated by HydraCarina. You can find them in this album: LINKDisney's 365 Bedtime Stories (TLK)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1) Nala's New Attitude LINK LINK
2) Delicate Balance