Drawing tips - tutorialHello watchersDrawing tips - tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people ask me how I learned to draw and what tips I can give them! So I wrote a tutorial and hope it will help! Here are my tips for you to become a better drawer!
First of all a good drawing stands with good materials. Good paper (no copy paper) and good pencils. If you're not sure, the expensive ones are mostly pretty good! For graphite I use Staedtler Mars Lumograph and for colour Faber-Castell "Polycromos".You need to use different numbers of pencils: 4H for very light areas and 6B for the dark areas. A big contrast in a drawing makes a better drawing! You can't make a good drawing with one HB pencil. You need a 6B or 4B to create more depth in the drawing.Choose a good picture. The greatest drawer in the world can't make a good drawing from a bad picture. A high-resolution image is necessary to see all the details! Next to the high-resolution, it has to be an interesting picture. The result could be a beautiful drawing, however a boring image wouldn't attract a
Iron Man 3 on youtubeHello watchers, I just wanted to share my new youtube video with you! Here it is!Iron Man 3 on youtube2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST UPDATE 31 oct 2014List of other member's and group's contests! :icongoldmedalplz:CONTEST UPDATE 31 oct 20142 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do you or your group have contest going on? Would you like us to advertise it? Sure thing!
We have around 15-20 contests advertised at the moment do make sure to check them all out!
Leave a comment here or note the group with this:
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Start date: (Don't add this if it has already started)
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NOTE: When your contest has ended (due date met) the contest information will be placed at the end of the list in the Contest ended section for 5 days.
We can't stress this enough. If something has changed, the deadline or anything else, please contact us telling us what ha
~ My Quick Guide To Photoshop ~I made a few little updates to my guide on how I personally use photoshop, and this is for everyone who have been asking me for tips and hints on how to use photoshop I hope it helps~ My Quick Guide To Photoshop ~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1ST STEP: LINEART
Many people seem to think that I actually draw my linearts directly in photoshop. Actually, I don't. I draw all my linearts traditionally, or by hand first and then I scan them to my computer. Some people may prefer drawing their linearts digitally, which is fine but it might be easier for you do that if you own a tablet >.<' Since I paint everything with a mouse, it's just easier for me to scan my linearts instead
However, there's one thing that I learned about digitally painting any lineart work that you do: make sure to draw in the details that you want if you want to paint any details. For instance, if you want a detailed dragon, try drawing out some of the scales first and then when you go into the painting portion of it, you'll be able to k
Age of Ultron TrailerUnscheduled LeakAge of Ultron Trailer10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just to be clear, movie companies often “leak” stuff online themselves as a way of generating interest and views for their various projects. However, in the case of the Age of Ultron trailer leak, this was clearly NOT done by Disney/Marvel’s PR department. Marvel had been planning to unveil the trailer next week during an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. That show, while doing pretty good, isn’t performing as well as they had hoped and scheduling the release of the big trailer reveal during the show would’ve given a much needed viewership boost. Marvel had it all calculated and planned out, and this leak severely handicaps those plans. So yeah, I don’t think this was intentional at all, and might explain why the trailer doesn’t look entirely “finished” either. Though to be fair, Marvel handled the leak gracefully with a single tweet: “Damn it, Hydra!”
Overcoming Creative BlockI think every artist has creative block from time to time. A friend of mine did recently, so I typed up my own remedy for it. And I liked how it turned out, so I think I'll post it here too. This is my advice on how to get past creative block - whether it's art block, writer's block, etc.Overcoming Creative Block2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you do -
Go find a book or comic book you haven't read. Read it. If you haven't read the Bone series by Jeff Smith, or the Bakuman series (it's a manga), then go find those, and read them. Read the Inkheart trilogy. Read Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Read Endymion Spring. Find a story and lose yourself in it.
Watch animated videos and movies you haven't seen. Here's a playlist of animated videos I liked. Pick a few and watch them, and really think about the artwork being created there. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?listLkDDYT9uliZfNKCIelqyVcQO_p_e0O7Jn&feature=mh_lolz
Go search for a web
If you..If you don't care: stop reading.If you..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
Stuff From E3 That I -Personally- Find InterestingI’ll be honest. I haven’t really been “in” to gaming in quite some time. Chock it up to the fact that I don’t own ANY of the current gen consoles and that my job has taken up too much of my life to really dedicate much time to playing anything. Even still, I browsed the announcements at E3 this year and this is what I have to say about some of them.Stuff From E3 That I -Personally- Find Interesting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Wayforward’s success has allowed Shantae to finally get an ending to the 3 part storyline that spans decades. Starting from the Gameboy Color, going to NDS-ware, and now finally as a new game available both on the 3DS and Wii-U eShop. Wow... that’s kinda impressive for a small series that not many have heard about.
Open World Zelda
So... imagine Skyrim’s open worldness... mixed with Zelda.
Ok, I’m sold.
The unnamed Zelda title that will be releasing next year (pfft, yeah right...) is going to be open world. Meaning you can go and do and see t
time to pay it forwardidea time!time to pay it forward1 year ago in Personal More Like This
every month i will open a suggestions thread for artists you think are good and should get more attention but really dont get the views ...and trust me, i have seen artists whose skills i can only envy having far less views ....faaaaaarrr less than me
even though they are actually superior to me in many aspects.
so this is the idea.
every month i will post a suggestions for a feature journal
you post suggestions of artists you think should be featured
generally we are looking for people under 500k views but it is not a rule
from the suggestions i will choose 5 most suggested and feature them for a week.
we will be doing this every month
in this we all win.. as i too will find more people to follow XD
so roll out the suggestions!
this gonna get good!
ps NOT limited to comic artists!
pps....well f%&k! this escalated quickly XD
might have to rethink the amount of people featured per journal.... maybe 10, cant overdo it a
Tagged. Sh*tHiya Ryceballs. So.. I was tagged by somone in one of those survey thingy, usually I tend to ignore tags... But this is a friend of mine, so I must do it. And she even bothered to make a video tag too, thank you for that! I also was gonna make a video as a reply until I realise I dont wanna show my face. (Camera shy) Lucky she gave me permission to stay in my comfort zone and write about it in my journal if I like. Here's her video by the way, by Ms :iconminnibutt:Tagged. Sh*t2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND here's my reply.
1. What's your biggest fear?
There's NO WAY Im telling anyone my biggest fear, that would be like showing your weakness allowing yourself to be open for attacks. I swear if I let this slip, there would be people coming up to me putting their hand on the back of my head and shouting "HEY RY THERE'S A SPIDER ON YOUR HEAD!" and I'll be running around screaming and crying like a little girl, jumping into the closet then freaking out again as I i
Pencil MishapThis is a story about a man (me) and his pencil.Pencil Mishap2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been using the same pencil for five years now, until recently... That is because I lost it. That sucks. A lot.
It was a 0.5mm mechanical pencil, the "Papermate PhD Ultra." It was a glorious pencil. I decided, "I MUST FIND MORE!"
So I set out to every Wal Mart, every Staples, every Zellers, Target, even Future Shop in my city. Absolutely everywhere that could possibly have this pencil.
But none had it. Not even in their catalogues.
(isnt this story SOOOO entertaining?)
So I went online, and quickly found out why it's been such a fuss.
The pencil was based of a previous 0.7mm design. It was much much better, but cost much more to manufacture. As great of a pencil it was, it was discontinued a very long time ago.
It's now considered a rare luxury pencil, running $30 -$40 brand new, for a pack of six.
Bought that shit. :iconapplepimp1plz::iconapplepimp2plz:
After AbunaiconWhat a weekend.After Abunaicon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kelly and I are finally back home after a very early flight back to London. I have to say, it was all worth it.
Abunaicon was truly fantastic! It was great meeting some of our followers from the Netherlands and pretty much everyone we met was just lovely!
It was a great test run for Gambit (my sclera contacts arrive tomorrow!!) and I've now decided to make a Human!Wheatley cosplay. Ha ha! It will be fun to be an idiotic character again.
Highlights of Abunaicon:
*Judging the Eurocosplay.
*Being chased by Batman.
*Creating world domination plans with the Joker and Harley while dressed as Loki.
*Invading panels and generally being mental.
*Killing Coulson over and over and over and OVER again!
*Squaring off to a certain Hawkeye everytime I saw her.
*ALL THE DESSERTS!!!
*Being told by four people that I look like Tom Hiddleston.
Twas an AMAZING weekend just so tiring. Phew! I really hope we can come back next year and share in all the fun. Now to plan for Alcon!
A serious case of art thievery (UPDATED)THIS IS AN OLD JOURNAL OF A 'CLOSED' CASEA serious case of art thievery (UPDATED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I KEEP IT ON MY MAIN PAGE TO WARN PEOPLE
AND TO LET THE THIEF KNOW I'M STILL WATCHING HER
******* LAST UPDATE *******
I'm having trouble adding info on this journal without making it unreadable, and I'm using all my free time to gather more info and evidence of the theft.
Please read the comments of fellow artists down there, they explain much better than what I could possibly repeat here, and they are in chronological order. Thanks
**** UPDATE ****
They found many of her images on Google+ at this address: https://plus.google.com/106947889240147971800/photos
If you please can check them and see if you recognize any of your artwork, stolen, posted there, please SAVE EVIDENCE of the theft before she takes it down!
There are now many angry artists decided to stop her for good, evidence is important!
I've been notified by :iconeresaw: (thanks!) about a website selling some of my artwor
NEW CONTEST :D (updated prizes)EDIT: Less than a week left!NEW CONTEST :D (updated prizes)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I think it's time for a new contest
Prompt: Draw a picture or write (or whatever) about your favorite canon Percy Jackson trio
Luke, Annabeth, Thalia
Percy, Annabeth, Grover
Percy, Annabeth, Tyson
Percy, Thalia, Grover (you can add or switch in Zoe or Bianca for this one)
Percy, Annabeth, Rachel (you can add or switch in Tyson, Nico or Grover here)
Jason, Piper, Leo
Percy, Hazel, Frank
You can also do a big 3 trio with their kids (Thalia, Jason, Percy, Nico, Bianca) as long as you use one from each parent
Some of the mini quest trios (still allowed)
Leo, Hazel, Echo (MoA)
Percy, Jason, Piper (MoA)
Beckendorf, Silena, Percy (Demigod Files)
etc. (there are more, just make sure they're canon)
:iconwinner-plz: 40 , a request from :iconmissmady:, a sketch request from :iconepic-failwin:, A chibi comission from :iconmade-on-impulse:, a request from :iconleatho-shellhound:, a onesh
Apologies for 3DS Swapnote/Letterbox SuspensionAs you may know, a few days ago Nintendo suspended 3DS's swapnote/letterbox (Depending on which country your from) system, due to users exchanging offensive material. What Letterbox is? its a software that allows you to write letters or draw doodles or attach pictures and send it to your friends. Its a great little fun software, I always liked Letterbox, I use it a lot to draw funny pictures of pikachu and top hats to friends. And... also for.. umm...... *deep breath 1 2 3* Ok. Ahhem, I am guilty of exchanging adult material to my 3DS buddy, :iconohgodwhyplz: and no Im not talking about naked photos of myself or anything like that ok! But of some sexy pics I found on the net... in 3D. Its mostly for laughs. its just interesting to see those 'pictures' in 3D. Also funny that we are using an innocent child friendly console toy for this purpose. SO JUST FOR FUN, me and my friend sent the sexy pics we found on the net to each other. THEN a day later, we get the news that Swapnote/LetterboxApologies for 3DS Swapnote/Letterbox Suspension2 years ago in Personal More Like This
mini rant on using basesUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH one of the worst things about this is the fact that many bases are abused.mini rant on using bases1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What I mean by this, is that the artist didn't put time or effort into editing FREE bases! It's obvious when you see poorly done bases, such as: stick hair, horrible color combinations, all clothes for some reasons re always skin-tight, scribbles, just :iconimadplz:
I'm not against using bases. Matter of fact, sometimes I do use them! However, the only time when I'll be using bases is:
To get out of art block
I have an idea in my head, but I'm not sure on how to draw it, so I use a base
There are plenty of very well done base edits. You know, done by artist who SPENT TIME doing so. Slow and steady wins the race! I don't see why you would rush with a base...
The only time that using bases starts to become an issue is when the artists ENTIRE gallery is filled with base edits. IF you only use bases 24/7 and don't attempt to draw, the
5 years and 100K+ watchers!Wow! This month will mark my five-year anniversary on deviantART! That's pretty exciting. I also just hit 100,000+ watchers recently too!! O_O; Thank you so much to everyone who has supported my work these past five years!!5 years and 100K+ watchers!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for the lack of updates recently. In fact, I really have so much art sitting around that I haven't uploaded here! So look out for a lot of submissions these next few weeks. If you're looking for more consistent posts and whatnot, always feel free to follow my sketchblog: http://alicexz.tumblr.com
And Happy 13th Birthday to deviantART as well! And congrats purplekecleon also just celebrated her 10-year anniversary on here... wow what a loser...
5 Reasons to Watch DrawponiesJoin our community of 50,000+ amazing bronies for new artwork every day, a daily poll, and the opportunity to make new friends. If you like the sound of that, then please watch my DeviantArt and consider following me on Facebook and Tumblr.5 Reasons to Watch Drawponies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As promised, here are the top five reasons you should watch Drawponies:
Fuel your addiction to pony artwork with a new upload every day! For the past year, I've been posting new drawings 7 days a week, and now I'm publishing three amazing comics every week! Here's some examples:
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Mine is the only website with a new brony-relate
hahahah i diedThis is so amazing i had to share. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61UfGg6sf8Ihahahah i died2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HETALIA SEASON 5 CHARACTER DESIGNS editpreviewvidLook there's a preview video now.HETALIA SEASON 5 CHARACTER DESIGNS editpreviewvid3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is an occasional derp in here but
I think Russia, China, and England's designs are the best ^^
MetroconIt was awesome.Metrocon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll write up more when I have the time.
But it was awesome.
Beautiful Art Feature 4TRADITIONALBeautiful Art Feature 45 months ago in Personal More Like This
Stiil Life by troybrooksBoy With Apple by SithzamLorde...in progress by samiahdagherRadiate by VampireHungerStrikeCaroline Corinth by shanimkKoshka by ArtfulBeastPadme Amidala by akaLilithThe Dreaming of Beauty (Sleeping Beauty) by echo-ximpersonality by BlackFurya130814 by XIIIDCExposed (Drawing) by JonoDryThe Soul by William-Oxer'Flores' Graphite Drawing by pesterhugoSummer pine by hitforsaHut on the moon by zydariaBeth by guillembeSimon by caldwellartThranduil by szog88Glacial by VampireHungerStrikeBitter by KatePowellArtErnest Hemingway by LazzzyVSweet by DanielGrzeszkiewiczMoment by youngmoonsSecond Spring by AmariaRedHead by garfildusEngel/Till Lindemann by vikygrafikkwaiting by RINrumiKARedshift by BriscottNaked for me, Leonardo. by EmanueleDascanio
How to report animal abuse found on the internetI'm sure we've all come across some form of animal abuse on this here internet. I've heard terrible stories from a good number of you about videos you've wandered across, or websites you've seen that have horrified you.How to report animal abuse found on the internet2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't just sit back and hope someone else will deal with it!
There are ways that YOU can help!
Firstly, if you are absolutely certain that an act of unlawful animal cruelty has occurred, do NOT comment on the video, image, website, etc. Do not "flag" or report the media to the webhost, either. Commenting and flagging gives the uploader a chance to "get away" before a legitimate animal cruelty report can be made. In order to ensure the greatest chance that the individuals who have committed the crime will be dealt with on a legal level, you must contact the FBI directly.
Here is a link to guide you through that process: http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/stop-animal-abuse/fact-sheets/reporting-internet-animal-abuse.html