Project Educate: Getting involved in 2014Now that our first Community Week of 2014 is about to get started, it's time to do another blog introducing the ways in which you can get involved in the group this year. A lot of people have found that projecteducate gives them a great platform to have their already awesome articles noticed. This is very true! projecteducate not only helps educate the community through what you write, but also gives you a chance to have your artistic voice heard. At the time of writing this blog we have over 1,200 members and over 2,000 watchers. This means that the blogs we submit go out to hundreds of people. So why not use this method of communication to share your knowledge, tips and insights?Project Educate: Getting involved in 20141 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Community Volunteer Weeks
This is when a Community Volunteer (CV) takes a whole week to educate you about a chosen art form. This is usually done through interviews, features, tutorials, educational articles and the occasional contest or chat event. If you think you'v
PE Photomanip: Art with a ConceptWhat is Conceptual Art?PE Photomanip: Art with a Concept3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Answer: Conceptual art deals with ideas rather than with the final product. It is "art in which the idea behind a particular work, and the means of producing it, are more important than the finished work." http://dictionary.com
"Conceptual art is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conceptual_art
Conceptual art, a movement conceived in the 1960s, stresses the artist's concept rather than the art object itself. Conceptual art grew out of minimalism and "turned the artist's thoughts and ideas themselves into the primary artistic medium, appealing to the spectator's intellect instead of emotions." http://www.reference.com/browse/conceptual+art?s=t
Conceptual art is often confused with Surreal and Abstract because often they have some of the same elements. However, Conceptual art differs from Surreal
Project Educate: Interview with Namie-kunAs part of Project Educate, some questions were put together for some of the wonderful Manga/Anime artists in our community. And so, today I bring you the first of the interviews!Project Educate: Interview with Namie-kun3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we feature Namie-kun
1. To start off, what is your favorite medium and tools to use?
My favorite would definetely be my laptop and tablet! Less mess, no scanners to fiddle with, easier to bring snacks and I can watch anime and read manga on the side ahah~; Still, the feel of pencil on paper is nothing technology can beat!
2. When you draw, do you plan everything out first, or do you just see where the drawing takes you?
I find that drawing without plans and leaping before looking is more fun. When I plan sometimes pictures don't come out the way I expected it to be; However sometimes it comes out even better! It's really on the whim whether I plan or not~
3. On average, how long do you spend on a drawing?
A Picture I upload onto DA would
PE: Interview with Deus-NocteHi everyone! Hope you found the tutorials I shared with you yesterday useful!PE: Interview with Deus-Nocte2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I want to introduce you to one of the most versatile and fantastic deviants I’ve met on dA: Deus-Nocte! She’s currently working on her manga MidWinter, her characters designs are amazing but also very well developed, the characters have their own distinctive traits and personalities that make them be relatable and charming. There are many things I could say about Deus-Nocte but I think you should take the chance to find them out on your own <3 She’s definitely worth talking to!
Let’s get to know Deus-Nocte better!
Hello there dear! Why don't you tell us something about yourself? And now... how about something nobody knows
A/M Create A Manga - TOOLSHello everyone!A/M Create A Manga - TOOLS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What tools are good when you wish to create a Manga (colored and black/white)?
BEST Adobe Photoshop (not Element)
BEST Easy Paint Tool Sai
etc. What software you like to use.
TOOL: Tablet pen
For example, from wacom.
A mouse also works, but I don´t think it will last forever. xD For really good Anime and Manga art I suggest you a Tablet Pen.
That are just general names. There are very special pencils, Copics and brushes you may use. Tools emberpep used on one of
Artists Toolbox - The RoundupOnce again we've had another fantastic Artist Toolbox week - hopefully you'll agree! Thanks to all of our contributors this week we've managed to bring you articles focusing on a wide range of topics. If you'd like to get involved in the next week then read to the bottom of this article to find out how. Here's what we brought you this week:Artists Toolbox - The Roundup1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Working with References from FionaCreates
Water Based Media from Xadrea
3D Printing Basics for Beginners from PolyMune
Traditional CollageDefining Traditional CollageTraditional Collage1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Collage derives its name from the French verb coller, meaning to glue. Collage Art is formed by the the addition of an unlimited variety of already finished materials, substances and/or objects. The range of materials is truly unlimited and the subject is only to the limited to the individual artist's imagination. Paper, pictures and other materials are glued to a base surface. This may be canvas, wood or paper.
How To Create A 2D Collage
When creating a Collage the artist may use anything that can be easily glued to paper, canvas or wood. The same types of raw materials are glued to the board to form a picture or design. Some examples of materials may be:
Construction paper, paper bags, tissue paper, mar
How to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your WritingLiterature Basics WeekHow to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your Writing10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our world is so full of noise and distraction. It’s no wonder “Walden” is a classic—Thoreau had time and quiet in which to write it! And plenty of inspiration from nature.
So how do we focus, as writers, on our craft? Even if it’s our passion, sometimes it takes a lot of effort to sit down and just write—especially if we struggle with attention or hyperactivity, whether diagnosed or not.
As someone who has studied both academic writing and reading in college and graduate school, and a veteran of National Poetry Writing Month for 7 years and National Novel Writing Month for one, I can attest that intentional writing, for fun or for a grade, is not easy to focus on, especially without a good writing environment.
So what to do? Many professional writers will tell you just one simple thing: write. James Patterson said, “The trick is making writing into a daily habit. Same time. Same place. Same hot beverage of choice.
PE: Story Planning Round-upGreetings all!PE: Story Planning Round-up2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
WHAT AN AWESOME WEEK!
So last week we had a fantastic event based on Story Planning; a week that was slightly relaxed for a PE week, but full of good advice. These articles haven't just been written for the sake of filling a week, we genuinely hope there is something in them that is useful to you as a writer, to help you with your journey. There's a flash fiction month around the corner, as well as a camp NaNoWriMo and then a full NaNoWrimo in November. There are the times to get planning- don't leave it too close to the deadline!
Here is a list of all the articles we posted in the past week! Please favourite, share the love, comment and express gratitude- especially to our article writers who took the personal time to write these articles and share a little of their own writin
Artists Toolbox Intro - Take Two!Welcome to the 2nd ever Artists Toolbox Week! Due to the epic success of the first, we decided to bring you another. So without further delay please check out the schedule below to find out exactly what's happening this week!Artists Toolbox Intro - Take Two!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Monday 9th September
The Intro Blog
neurotype's Scrivener Tools
Tuesday 10th September
Animus-Panthera's Sewing Tools
Lyricanna Metadata and Editing Tools
Wednesday 11th September
Kaz-D's DIY Tools for Photography
ConnyDuck's Oil Colour Equipment
Thursday 12th September
jane-beata's Watercolour Equipment II (Additional Tools)
3wyl's Origami Tools (Extended)
Friday 13th September
FionaCreates's Artist Ideas Book Journals
Astralseed's Airbrushing Basics
Saturday 14th September
Nameda's Beading Tools
Astrikos's Introduction to Layers
Peter-The-Knotter's Knotting Tools
Sunday 15th September
kiwi-pdd's Spraypaint - Street Art Tools
The Conclusion Blo
Project Educate: Manga and Anime WeekManga & Anime Project Educate WeekProject Educate: Manga and Anime Week2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone! Welcome to Manga & Anime Project Educate Week! This week will last from today July 29th 'til August 4th and we'll do our best to help you understand all there is to know about our gallery!
During this week, I want to focus mainly on practical aspects, I want to teach you all how to draw in manga style or how to successfully create a manga! For this sake, I will make tutorials on a daily basis with detailed and easy-to-follow step by steps, using different techniques and programs. If you have any suggestion for a tutorial feel free to leave them below!
Grab your tools my dear readers, it's time to learn! :iconokie2plz:
Objectives of the week:
Clarify the differences between Manga & Anime and Fan Art, including but not limited to Original Characters vs Fan Characters.
Choosing the right category for your su
Tips for creating dark artTips for creating dark art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Tips for creating dark art
I have heard many people's opinions about dark art. What defines it? What's it's main features? There is many who think they create dark art, but others who tell them THAT isn't what dark art is. But is that fair? Is it up to us to decide what dark art is OR is it something we need to feel. Something that comes to every human in need and offers a cold a dark reality of comfort. Here are the opinions of some dark artists...
"Go beyond the cliché and open your mind. People think creating something dark means you have to stick to cemeteries, goth chicks, and muted tones, which is false! Embrace colour in your dark work. Use your emotions and use your art to explore the darker side of your soul. I have found some of my darkest pieces came from me sitting outside in the sunshine and simply remembering something. Such as how the sun
PE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dALit Basics WeekPE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dA10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
It goes without saying that being noticed on dA as an artist isn't easy. Add in the fact that you're submitting literature to a predominantly visual arts site and you have an even lower chance of being noticed. Your friendly Literature Community Volunteers do their best to feature an array of poetry and prose, but even that is only a single day feature of ONE of your deviations. Getting a following or even just getting deviants to read your lit and give feedback is hard work. But you'll see a common denominator amongst those deviants that have made it.
It's community involvement. You shouldn't expect to receive if you're not willing to give. But how exactly can accomplish that? Is going to random Lit Groups and leaving critique on a dozen or so deviations a week enough? Probably not. Will participating in group challenges, prompts and contests get you noticed? Not by itself. What if you run a weekly or bi-weekly feature article of Literature on dA? Still, no.
Artists Toolbox: Oilpainting EquipmentOilpainting EquipmentArtists Toolbox: Oilpainting Equipment2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In the history of art you will hardly find another technique that has a better reputation than oil painting. It is an extremely versatile technique, the luminosity of the color is unmatched and it is proven and tested through centuries.
For more reasons why oil paints are awesome, read this excellent article by jane-beata:
9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT
This article is intended for beginners (although I hope some experienced artists can learn something too) and will introduce the tools required for oil painting
All pictures my own, click to enlarge.
Oil paints have a viscous consistency and are usually packaged into tubes. The pigment is suspended in a drying oil, usually linseed oil. Oil paints do not dry by evaporation like water color or acrylic color, but by oxidation of the oil. Due to this, they take a
Digital Art: TutorialsGroupsDigital Art: Tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icondigitalarttutorial: :iconartistshospital: :icontutorialhouse: :iconphotoshop-tutorials: :icondivine-tutorials: :icontutorialsclub:
More helpful video tutorials found on youtube.com!
More found here: http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/tutorials/
A/M Manga AnatomyHello again. : DA/M Manga Anatomy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Usually 'anatomy' isn´t a topic for the 'Anime & Manga' Lesson in DArtschool because we got an extra lesson for it. o3o
That´s why this feature looks somewhat short cutted. xD But they helped me to improve. They deserve to get more attention.
Tutorial by Naschi
Tutorials by Qinni & shingworks
PE: Scanning And Photographing A/M WorksIntroductionPE: Scanning And Photographing A/M Works9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A traditional artist faces a great challenge after finishing an artwork. How do they get it on their computer to upload and show the world?
There are two main options: Scan or Photograph. Both of these come with a horde of challenges and this article is to offer a starting point for the artist to experiment and find the best solution for their art.
There are a number of type of scanners, the most common domestic peripheral being the flat bed scanner. This article focuses on using a flat bed scanner and not a wand or other type of scanner.
First things, the scanning bed must be as clean as possible, clear off dust and pet hairs before attempting to use and make sure the scanner is on a stable surface for scanning. Some scanners will be sensitive to direct sunlight being on the outside, if you find that your artworks get a strange bright spot, do check that section of your scanner isn't being exposed to direct light.
PE: The Manga and Anime galleries explainedHello everyone!! Yesterday we had a blast in the chat event! Thank you to all who dropped by and participated in the games!PE: The Manga and Anime galleries explained2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I'm going to explain the categories and subcategories of the Manga and Anime gallery in order to help you understand where your submissions go! .
Manga & Anime galleries explained!
Manga and Anime has a good deal of subcategories so it's easy to get confused about where to submit your artwork. Let's go over all the subcategories and explain what should go into each of them!
Sometimes the differences between categories (such as drawings and paintings) can be so subtle that it's difficult to place an artwork in one or the other. In those cases, use your best judgement, if you believe your piece is more of a painting because your piece has more brush work than linework, then place it in Paintings and the other way around. Same confusions can arise if you have a traditionally drawn piece that you coloured digi
5 Reasons to do it the traditional way5 Reasons to do it the traditional way5 Reasons to do it the traditional way1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional and Digital art are both completely different mediums, able to create the same product. It is possible to paint a beautiful, watercolor-like painting digitally, as well as achieve the cleanliness and color options of a digital piece traditionally. Therefore, using one or the other to express ourselves creatively is, just like many things in life, just an option. People may have personal, sometimes even illogical reasons for using one or the other and that's fine. Today, however, I'm a cheerleader for the "traditional side", and I offer you 5 reasons to do it traditionally!
1. Oh the wonderful smell of art supplies > I'm not talking about the toxic smell that come painting techniques require, of course. Rather about the feeling you get when entering a huge art supply store, touching all those brand new pencils and tubes
PE: The importance of the learning processHello again my lovely readers!! I had some issues with my computer and my internet conection yesterday but I hope they are fixed already. If nothing goes wrong, we’re having another chat event today in around 5 hours from the posting of this journal (2PM PDT – Los Angeles) in :#communityrelations: chatroom! I’ll raffle another 300 among the participants and we’ll have a small critique event and trivia! Join us!PE: The importance of the learning process2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The importance of the learning process
In the past days I’ve given you tips on how to draw, I’ve shared tutorials covering different topics and you’ve had the chance to meet professional artists who gave us valuable pieces of advice in their interviews. I want to dedicate this article to talk about the importance of the learning process and how to make the best out of every opportunity to extend your knowledge.
THE FIRST STEPS OF THE PATH
Most of us have found our favo
PE: Manga GenresThe term Manga (漫画) is a japanese word referring to comics and catrooning. Mangas used to be created in Japan or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language. But today they are created by Mangakas for other countries in many languages.PE: Manga Genres11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this article I will give you a short explaination about the different Manga genres.
I'm aware of 32 genres that are used in the Manga publishing industry. Each one of them have different targets to please our interests.
Action: It shows fighting, violence or any other form of aggressive behavior.
Adult: This manga often contains intense violence or erotic scenes.
Adventure: Most of the characters of this Manga go on trips or explore the world.
Comedy: This manga is used for entertainment: Amusing with ridiculous situations that make you laugh.
Doujinshi: Manga that was inspired by famous works already published.
Drama: Should conduct the r
PE: Contrast in Digital ArtThis article aims to introduce different kinds of ‘contrast’ in digital art, although most of the following points can also be applied to other media as well.PE: Contrast in Digital Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
(noun) - Contrast is a principle of art. When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
1. Colours and Brightness
One of the first things to come to mind when we think of ‘contrast’ are colours contrasting with each other.
(The colours labelled as 'primary' are the primary colours in the RGB colour model. Primary colours of the CMYK colour model are cyan, magenta and yellow.)
PE: Interview with Noiry!Welcome back everyone <3 I would love to introduce you to one of the artist's I admire the most: Noiry!PE: Interview with Noiry!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I met Noiry almost 5 years ago through a Gallery Exposition in our local Art School. I've never studied at an art school but my passion for art was growing fast and I considered studying there, so one day I decided to go take a look at the school and ask for information on their courses. But what I found was a gallery full of incredible art surrounding me. However, out of the hundreds of pieces exposed in their walls, and with just a very quick glance from around 10m of distance between us, one piece in particular stood out to me among the rest:
I was sure I had already seen it on deviantART! I couldn't believe my eyes, I ran to it and certified it was the piece I thought. I asked a teacher who the author of the piece was and she told me all of the pieces shown had been created by the students.
When I got home, I spent the whole e
Project Educate: Manga/Anime Week Its that time of Project Educate again! Manga/Anime week is back, and better than ever!Project Educate: Manga/Anime Week3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So for those of you who are curious, this is what the week is going to look like.
Manga/Anime Opening CeremoniesWhat are original characters articleManga/Anime Spotlight: featuring azarathManga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Photoshop
Digital Art gallery FeatureABC's of Anime Master ArticleInterview with Namie-kunManga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Drawing Anime
Traditional Art gallery featureInterview with LuluSeasonInterview with :devw