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
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and TricksPE: Profile Presentation: Tips and Tricks1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized!
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration.
Basic Design Concepts
Before we get started,
PE: Tutorials for Growing Manga ArtistsBackgroundPE: Tutorials for Growing Manga Artists7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Cloud Tutorial Part 2 by yuumei Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Grass brush settings - tutorial by ryky water tutorial by kuro-mai water splash tutorial by Caucasian-eagle Easy Water tutorial by ryky Water on the Beach - Tutorial by Okami-Rain Waves Tutorial by B1nd1 Background Tutorial 2 by Tervola 3D background Tutorial by yuumei Background Tutorial Section 2 by Mireielle Cloud Tutorial by Dea-89
For Anime and Manga backgrounds you can use the regular Digital Art and Traditional Art tutorials based on backgrounds.
Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Foot tutorial by shingworks +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka + Tutorial - Hands + by goku-no-baka Feet Reference by Ninjatic Hands Reference I by Ninjatic Hands Reference II by Ninjatic
PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
DRAWING GRASS AND TREES
10 Top Tips To Become A Better Artistby10 Top Tips To Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip 1: Learn the Importance of the Sketch
Sketching is one of those things that every artist MUST do and do often. Sketches don't have to be perfect, nor do you have to show them to anyone. They can be as rough or as scratchy as you like but the thing to keep in mind is it's readability. The purpose of a sketch is to quickly illustrate or develop an idea you have, to capture or study some form of reference so that it can be worked on at a latter date. Because of this, the sketch only needs to convey the right information to you and you alone (unless you are drawing an idea out for a client then the message needs to be crystal clear).
Tip 2: Draw, Draw and Draw Some More!
This is a similar tip to the first but what I mean by this is draw anything that comes to mind or visually interests you. Sketch on the bus, train, in bed and even on the toilet. Seriously! The
How to Use Journal Skins What are journal skins?How to Use Journal Skins2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Journal skins are premade, installable layouts that allow you to customize the look and feel of your journal.
Here are a few examples:
Who can use journal skins?
Only premium members on deviantART can use journal skins.
If you're unsure about whether or not you're a premium member, just go to your profile page and look at the top. If it says "Need Premium Membership", you're not a premium member.
How do I use journal skins?
Find a skin that you like. You can browse for one here, the Installable Journal Skins category.
Pick a skin that you like.
Before you install the skin, scroll down and read the comments. Many journal skins will require you to copy
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART IdentitydeviantART Customisation FAQ6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
FAQ02 - How do I change my username symbol?
FAQ03 - How do I change my avatar?
FAQ04 - How do I change my profile information?
FAQ05 - How do I change my signature?
FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
FAQ07 - How do I remove widgets?
FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?
How to: Modifying the HeaderFor this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order.How to: Modifying the Header2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Everything explained is based on the gruze-structure of journals. If you are still using the old structure or have a journal installed that used it, things won’t work the same way like explained below.
For simple skins the old structure is fine, but the more features you add, the more I would recommend using the gruze-structure. You can look up the differences here: http://ginkgografix.deviantart.com/art/Old-vs-Gruze-Journals-112772369
This time I will explain you, how to modify the header section of a journal. I will try to cover everything important, but if there are still things you want to know more about, just let me know and I will try to add it here.
Nothing what I will explain here will affect the actual content area and it will always refer to the defaul
Avoid getting ripped off by a client.As a freelancer most of your business takes place online, which makes it really easyAvoid getting ripped off by a client.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
for people to rip you off. How many times have we seen the following scenario's:
1- Someone offers a descent payment for your artwork but wants you to do an art-test first.
after the art-test you're being told you're not good enough. Later you find out that other people
got to do different art-test topics and also weren't good enough. The client clearly ripped people off to get free artwork.
2- Someone offers good money for your artwork. The sketch gets approved so you continue working. Right when it's done the total image suddenly becomes a great disappointment and the client ends up not paying you.
These were just 2 examples of situations that happen a lot to freelancers. There are many more like it.
How to detect if a client is a bit fishy...
Does their email address look professional? Some legit people may use their Gmail address, with their real name or nickname, those are questionabl
How to use a pagedollFor anyone who doesn't know how to use a pagedoll, this is how I do it.How to use a pagedoll2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PageDolls can be used in Journals, DeviantID, or on custom boxes(for people with premium membership).
Copy and paste(Removing the @ symbol):
To get the image url, right click on the image on select "copy image url". After that just paste it into the code.
It should come out something like this:
Step by Step : My Pixel BasicsStep by Step : My Pixel Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've had people from time to time ask me how I pixel, and I've never really been sure how to explain. It hasn't been until the past few years that i've really thought too much about what I was doing beyond experimenting and learning new things. I think I've rounded out some basic guidelines I usually follow and a friend wanted some advice so I decided to attempt some sort of explanation
Below are some step by step images and commentary. Please note that there is no one right way to create a piece of art. This Step by Step is meant only to impart some understanding of how I do things . In Pixel art alone there are many many 'styles'. I encourage anyone reading to look up more than one tutorial and seek critique if trying to learn their own pixel style.
Please excuse any spelling mistakes, and take note that I use Photoshop 7.0, but the same principals sh
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekPE: Decorating Your Profile2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
Make it Glow: A Photoshop TutorialThis is also a rebloggable Tumblr Post!Make it Glow: A Photoshop Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people were asking me how I did the glowing/neon light effects on my last drawing. It's actually extremely easy, and it looks great with shapes or text.
The key to this effect is contrast. Your background and overall image must be pretty dark for it to be effective. You know how you can't see a flashlight in broad daylight? The same applies here.
Step one, make a new document, and invert the default black background (command + i) or manually fill it with black. Then make A NEW LAYER. This is the layer containing the colors you want to glow.
Now duplicate the layer you just made with the colors. Set the layer style to "screen." Screen applies the layer to make everything below it lighter. (It's the opposite of the "Multiply" setting.)
Now apply a "Gaussian Blur" fi
How to be successful with commissions?How to be successful with commissions?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello dear readers!
After being on deviantart and other places and making commissions for few years I have gathered quite a bit of experience. I do try to help others with advices if I am asked. It seems to me, that the best thing is to make a journal entry with summarized guidelines for people who make commissions.
I hope you will find this helpful and enjoyable. Read on!
To sell anything (pictures, writing, crafts...etc) you need first to be seen by others. Here how you can make that happen, these all I have observed over the years from others.
The initial part - get to be seen:
join social sites - not only deviantart account, but facebook, tumblr, twitter, etc...
display your works there - sha
How To Make Pattern Brush TextureLike photoshops bucket tool pattern or just want a pattern brush. Use this method to get that effect. I'm going to use a screentone texture that is inverted.How To Make Pattern Brush Texture2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go to your paint tool sai Folder
Open Brushtex folder
Open a bmp image in photoshop or sai
decorate it in greyscale. You can see my texture above, it's was done in photoshop as render difference clouds. Rename the file to something you will remember. I called mine Lightening because when it's used it looks a bit like lightening or coffee stains.open the CONF file called Brushtex. Open it in Notepad. It will look something like this>>
write this: 1,brushtex\[the name of your bmp file].bmp Make sure on the end up the image file name. Exactly like in the image above. Mine was lightening so I wrong it: 1,brushtex\lightening.bmp and after you write this, close and save,
Writer's Block: Of Course It's RealLiterature BasicsWriter's Block: Of Course It's Real6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Ever feel like no matter what you do, you just. can't. write?
You're not alone. Many other writers have been in the same situation, left frustrated and exhausted trying to get through this. But what can you do about it?
What is Writer's Block?
According to wikipedia
"Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce work for years.
Steps to Overcoming Writers Block
Quit. At least for now, take a step back and breathe. The more you struggle the more worked up you become and the worse the block seems to get. Before anything else, give your mind a break for a bit and come back. Sometimes that's all you even need to do. Remember, your mind, just like your body needs rest.
GIANT REFERENCE LISTeverything i find, compiled into one list for easy searchingGIANT REFERENCE LIST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
tutorials / references
Check these links out! They're great resources from websites other than deviantart!
a LOT of helpful things ranging from anatomy to props!
more helpful things!
painting styles with brush settings included
how to remove backgrounds on photoshop when scanning
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
Ten Tips for Photographing Food1) Set the Table...Ten Tips for Photographing Food2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In the image above, claremanson not only photographs something that looks enticingly delicious and creative, but she has additionally set the scene. She's made up the 'table' so to speak, so that it compliments and even enhances the Food that she's photographing. Looking carefully at your setting is a fantastic way of making your Food look good and unique. It's cheap too, just look at using glasses, sometimes with liquid in them, colourful tablecloths, napkins or any other items that might suit your image. Within cookery books these days, images that 'set the scene' are becoming increasingly more popular and widely used.
2) Play with your Food...
Here, LADYW has not just made a 'salad' or an arrangement of food. She's looked carefully at how she can arrange her food in the most creative and complimentary way. Using shapes and colour to make something look good
How to make easy peasy animationsI will not be providing support on this program anymore. If you have any questions, please check here: emofurihelp.tumblr.comHow to make easy peasy animations7 months ago in Personal More Like This
a tutorial on how I made this....
Disclaimer: I don't speak an inch of Japanese. Everything here is
based off my experiences, what I've learned from others, and my own
System requirements: I don't have an official translation, so this is
based off Google translate.
- Windows Vista and up (including 7 and 8)
- DirectX9 (it's fine if you have a newer version of DirectX.)
If you don't know what DirectX is, you probably don't have it. You
can get it here
- Japanese system locale
Beyond this, I don't know what the specific requirements are. I will
update this if I find them, though.
Trick or Treat Eyes TUTORIAL!I caved and finally did another scene tutorial! It's definitely not perfect, considering how high I had to do the angle because of my blindness, but I hope you can still get the idea of how I do my scenes!Trick or Treat Eyes TUTORIAL!2 years ago in Personal More Like This