How to Use Journal Skins What are journal skins?How to Use Journal Skins3 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
PE: Traditional TypographyGallery DescriptionsPE: Traditional Typography1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the Typography part of projecteducate's DeviantART Gallery Descriptions Month!
Today I will explain both the traditional and digital typography galleries on DA and I start off with Digital Typography. And I start off with the Traditional Gallery!
If you are interested into the background of typography, I recomment you read A Brief History of Typography, an article I wrote for a previous week at projecteducate.
When it comes to typography, you should be aware that it is everywhere around you all the time. There is bad Typography and there is good Typography. Unfortunately less of the latter and more of random thoughtless Typography around these days.
Typography is more relevant to Design than it is to Art, but that does not mean it cannot be Art!
I want to bring Typography to people's attention, make them aware of how important it is. We all want people to hear us, we want to be understood. And n
Drawing the PortraitTraditional ArtDrawing the Portrait2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to this humble overview which presents some thoughts on how to approach drawing the portrait.
Bear in mind that we won't copy the photo like in the photorealism style, instead we will use the reference as a guide and we will create our own vision of the subject. We will explore simple drawing, a more elaborated sketch.
So let's get started!
(It's essential to study and draw the head from life, but here we will focus on working from photo references)
This step is the most significant part. Let's take a look at some examples, bad ones and good ones.
(I randomly picked a well known face for our purpose, in this case the actress Charlize Theron)
Now we have our reference.
This next step is to make things a bit easier for the less experienced eye.
Meet Wan, the first AvatarFans of The Walking Dead and Legend of Korra rejoice: Steven Yeun, known to fans of the AMC horror show as Glenn, will be joining the voice cast of the Nickelodeon animated series as Wan, the very first Avatar in existence. Yeun’s character will appear in two episodes titled “Beginnings 1 & 2″ during the second season — aka Book 2: Spirits — debuting later this year.Meet Wan, the first Avatar2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The sequel to the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra debuted last April to 4.5 million viewers, and quickly became the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon. Both series are set in a fictional world where people called “benders” have special abilities that allow them to control one of the four elements (water, earth, air, and fire), but only one person — the Avatar — can control all four and bring balance to the world.
Wan’s story will take place ten thousand years before Korra’s time, and follow the teenage explorer and skilled bender as he tri
So apparently Benedict and Martin know..."Watson's right. Nobody cares what he says the internet has already decided. In fact, from the minute Sherlock appeared, the instant audience conclusion was that Holmes and Watson were lovers. Cumberbatch and Freeman have been dealing with the fallout ever since, in part with good humour, in part with mild exasperation. "Much as Sherlock adores John, and he's fond of him, there's no love, there's nothing sexual all the jokes aside," Cumberbatch says. "The problem is, they [the jokes in the script] fuel the fantasy of the few into flames for the many. People presume that's what it is, but it's not."So apparently Benedict and Martin know...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The series has inspired cultish devotion that easily outstrips its short first run.Hardcore Sherlock fans have taken to sites such as Tumblr in order to imagine what Holmes and Watson might get up to once the deduction is done for the day. Cue much nervous giggling between Freeman and Cumberbatch. "There is weird fan fiction out there weird," Cumberbatch says. "They writ
Amigurumi- Working Without a PatternAmigurumiAmigurumi- Working Without a Pattern2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Working Without a Pattern
Hi everyone! I'm TheSmall-Stuff and what I love is to make amigurumi, but I'm never patient enough to use a pattern. Because of this, I've found and developed a bunch of techniques that I use while designing the dolls that I make! What I'm going to try to do is explain my thought process in making a doll, and share some of the techniques that I use to form the shapes and the details in a character. Sorry it's long, but I tried to use lots of pictures. I hope this helps! Lets start
Shapes are key!
When you go to make a doll, you need to pick it apart in your head and see all of the shapes that make the character. Sometimes it's easier to draw out a diagram of all of the pieces that go into the doll, to get a good idea of how it fits together. While you're planning, it's good to be thinking "How do I make this?" while you choose shapes. However
Crochet ResourcesHere is a list of crochet resources for beginning level crocheters. So if you've just started or are thinking about starting this journal and go through the links at your leisure! Note: this isn't a list of everything, just the ones I think are the most helpful , and Amigurumi info will be located in a separate 'Resources' list.Crochet Resources1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Learn to Crochet from Lion Brand Yarn (also in Spanish and French)
Craftsy's "A Beginner's Guide to Crochet" Free Download
ATOC Creation GuideHello everyone! First things first, I want to thank you very much for taking the time to read through this little guide of tips and tricks, and I really hope it will help you with making your Adventure Time OC! This will be a guide on how to help you create a balanced, well designed and well thought-through character, as well some fun stuff that can really help development of an OC get going.ATOC Creation Guide3 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is not something created to judge your OC! I'm not an expert on characters or anything nor am I a professional writer. I'm just someone who's adequately experienced in making characters, and these are just my go-to's. : )
Without further ado, let's go ahead and start!
Terms to know:
Canon: What is known to be real & true from the show. Comes directly from the show & its creators. The truth.
OC: Original Character
AT: Adventure Time
The first thing you should always start with is a concept. Your concept should include the role of the c
The Complete Meaning Behind Al's Blood Seal - FMASo, if Alphonse Elric is such a brilliant alchemist, how could he be duped into misinterpreting his own blood seal and being scared that his brother just created him (and believing the words of a sketchy criminal hanging around some abdandoned lab)??The Complete Meaning Behind Al's Blood Seal - FMA9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I just recently did the same thing. If you want to know the full meaning of the components of Al's blood seal, here's what I've found:
I came across this little tidbit on DA the other day: Basic Alchemy Symbols by Notshurly. That one symbol there on the left (creation) looks astonishingly similar to something we FMA fans are so familiar with: Al's blood seal . (I don't know how much credibility you give to DA alchemists, though, so just in case, here's another source reinforcing the same thing.) Well, if that little sq
Pagedoll Commissions! (CLOSED) CURRENTLY: CLOSEDPagedoll Commissions! (CLOSED)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm open for pagedoll styles like these! Which are 75
There will be a large size (400x500) and a small pagedoll size (200x259) which I'll send through st.ash! ^q^
I'll probably finish them in a few days or so because I'm pretty busy rn ahaha. Sorry if you think the price is too high but like I said, I'm busy. Maybe we can negotiate or art trade if you want?? But be warned that I'm really picky ;o;;.
I can draw anything that's human, kenonmimi is fine too! But I can't do very detailed designs (small canvas yeah) and some R18, but otherwise other things are a-ok!
EDIT: ADDED ANOTHER SLOT CAUSE MY MATH IS HORRIBLE
1 Kuimei DONE 2 Kuimei DONE
3 ShoyzzFanArt SKETCHED
5 Raiyure SKETCHED
Genre Kingdom Info!Thank to Fictional-Roulette for allowing me to use their Kingdom desc. as a template for Fife's Kingdom desc! qGenre Kingdom Info!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Genre Kingdom >> Most commonly used name
The City of Melodies
- They go by any of those options!
Peaceful >> Try to remain neutral because they are a fragile race.
Base & Location:
Steel, Iron, Stone in some areas.
Location depends heavily on the city, as there are multiple bases, (I.E. like multiple forts around the world for the military) Around the land to house each genre and sub genre. Fifer and the royals of course reside in main base, which be hidden in the middle of a circular forest. trees surround the main kingdom, though unless you are genre person, you will be unable to find it because it hides behind invisible shield.
Currency for Genre kingdom is what called Muse Chips, or MC. These small, silver chips the size of quarters, and h
Heroes of the Storm Contest Semi-FinalistsIn the Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest, we challenged you to illustrate heroes from across the Blizzard universes engaged in battle. Artists heeded our call and picked up their pens, brushes, and styluses to fight for the Nexus with their art, and the semi-finalists are in! Congratulations semi-finalists, and thank you to everyone who participated!Heroes of the Storm Contest Semi-Finalists3 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Contest Article Official Rules View Entries View Winners
fullEDIT 2: THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVENT PAID MUST DO SO BEFORE I BEGIN WORKING ON UR THING SORRY!! IF YOU ALREADY PAID AND I HAVE YOU WRITTEN DOWN WRONG PLEASE LET ME KNOW OK BC IM BAD AT KEEPING TRACK OF STUFFfull2 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I didnt expect this to get so many requests ;;; so I am gonna have to cut it down to only 50 slots as not to get overwhelmed all at once
later on if i finish everything I owe I might open the remaining 50 but that is not guaranteed
because my to-do list is getting too short and im not stressed enough
why not everyones doing it and I need to practice expressions n stuff
they will be v cheep
chars can be animals or people idc
I will not be doing these in order hh
these are just things to do when I feel like it so pls dont rush me lol
100 each for transparent bg headshot colored w/ some smoll shading or maybe detailed shading depending on my mood??
RULES N STUFF:
-u have to share this in a journal or poll and comment a link to get one
-you can get as many as u want
Hetalia Characters and their victory dancesNorth Italy:Hetalia Characters and their victory dances11 months ago in Personal More Like This
(He doesn't dance. Just fist pumps.)
Canada and America:
France, Prussia, and Spain:
(My headcanon is Russia's dancing is similar to that of Carlton's.)
Austria and Hungary:
(Whenever Austria sees Hungary doing her victory dance, he just stands there awkwardly watching her every movement. But he never disturbs her because he doesn't want to ruin her moment of happiness.)
The Netherlands and Belgium:
(They both only do this when they won something together.)
(This is only when he is truly happy. For once!)
Belarus and Ukraine:
(Even though Ukraine is terrified of Belarus, they're both sisters. They share some nice moments together like any other normal sister.)
(I don't even know...)
(Despite his sleepy and somewhat lazy demeanor, if he
Splig's Dip Pen TutorialTraditional ArtSplig's Dip Pen Tutorial7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, and welcome to my tutorial for dip pens! (or nib pens depending on how you choose to say it)
This article will probably be more applicable to beginners as I don't feel like I have yet mastered these tools completely... Regardless I hope those who read it find it enjoyable.
This tutorial will be organized into three parts:
The tools required for drawing with a dip pen consist of a metal nib, which fits within a holder, and ink.
these are my preferred nibs
I just use a cheap plastic holder
also india ink, which is not the highest quality but suits my needs :>
Examining the Nibs
OC Coloring Contest (Win a Pattern!)Hi folks! I've been off of deviantART for a bit, so I'm sorry if I haven't responded to comments and questions for a while. My hands are still giving me a lot of trouble so I'm taking a break from sewing until the end of January (I may design some patterns before then, but I won't be testing them yet).OC Coloring Contest (Win a Pattern!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyhow, I'm writing this journal to let you know I'm hosting a coloring contest for my husband's OC, HighProgrammer. The character has a design, but he doesn't have colors yet. Here's what he looks like:
To enter the contest you need to:
1) Make up a colored version of HighProgrammer (using one of the Pony Creator versions is fine if you don't draw).
2) Comment on this post with link to the picture.
I'm only accepting one entry per person, so choose your colors wisely!
Entries are due by January 30th. My husband is going to review them all and pick the winner he likes most to be the official coloring for his OC. The winner will be announced on Febr
Interview with ODDWORLD creator Lorne LanningOddworld Creator Lorne Lanning interview.Interview with ODDWORLD creator Lorne Lanning2 months ago in Personal More Like This
MEET THE CREATIVE MIND BEHIND ODDWORLD
One of the founding members of Oddworld Inhabitants in 1994, Lorne Lanning has been at the helm of the critically acclaimed fantasy realm, Oddworld throughout its long and storied existence. CLICK the banner above to see Bobby Chiu interview Lorne on what it's been like to be involved in the digital painting, computer graphics and video game revolution over the past 20 years.
A Message to ALL Artist"Ability is not something to be shown off."A Message to ALL Artist10 months ago in Personal More Like This
My roommates and i have develop a habit of keeping fortune cookie messages and the best ones i we have on our fridge off all this is my favorite message.I feel its speaks for itself to be honest. So what if you can paint like god or u have a huge following it doesn't mean u have to be all up in peoples face. Repeatedly reminding them about your so called awesomeness. Its okay to give advice but don't force it like your word of methods is the ONLY way of doing things.
Also its okay to look up at others for inspiration, but its NOT okay when you try to take their still cause you feel its how you will get more views. If you do that all your trying to be is a Copy. Your not being you. No one can fully master another artist style there's always gonna be something you do differently than them no matter how much you try to perfect it. Its not yours so u cant duplicate it.
Instead incorporate what u
Talty's Artisan Crafts DD GuidelinesSend me your DD suggestions! If I ever reject your submission please don't be discouraged and keep sending me more. It's impossible to accept all suggestions, specially if I already have enough suggestions from one sub-gallery. Also don't forget that these are guidelines, not rules.Talty's Artisan Crafts DD Guidelines2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I can only feature submission that are part of the Artisan Crafts gallery and Traditional Art > Sculpture. Anything from the Cosplay gallery should be sent to pullingcandy instead.If you want to suggest DDs from any other gallery check this list to find out who should you suggest it to.Make sure that the deviant hasn't received a DD in the last six months, that's the mos
CLOSEDCLOSED1 month ago in Personal More Like This
A crazy idea popped into my head
draw 2 of my OCs = 1 month CM
if you want points then
2 of my OCs = 400 points
IF YOU DRAW WITHOUT ASKING FOR MY PERMISSION, I CAN AND WILL NOT GIVE YOU POINTS OR CM
this has closed down for good, if I already gave you permission, then you're allowed
Possible Season 6 (Hetalia)?(Old post) I just looked at upcoming events in Hetalia on the archives and saw this:Possible Season 6 (Hetalia)?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Volume 6 of the Hetalia manga is slated to be released in October 2013. (Japanese)"
A sixth manga could mean a sixth season! Perhaps there will be one after all!
UPDATED It's official! The 6th season is to be called Hetalia: The World Twinkle! Thank you, ShinyRainbowMario and StarShineTheAlicorn, for letting me know!
EDIT (1-24-15): Thanks to Red-BlackRidinghood for reminding me! Season 6 (Japanese dub) will air sometime this year! Proof: http://hetalia.kitawiki.net/index.php?title=Main_Page and http://hetalia.answers.wikia.com/wiki/How_many_seasons_of_Hetalia_are_there
English dub will likely arrive a year later.
EDIT (5-21-15): Thank you Ajones123 for bringing up the month of release! The World T
Get ready for something Out of this World BOBs!Out of This World is something very dear to me because it has been growing with me for ten years and more! I truly wish to share this with the whole world Chinese culture, my experiences AND also positively make an impact on the world through my story!Get ready for something Out of this World BOBs!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
This info graphic should tell you all you need to know abut my upcoming comic! Get hyped, people!
FYI : OOTW has a prequel that will be released early this year at december 2015!
Then,the main arc is released next year!
On how to support this, please , please hold on as I will be coming out with a bunch of awesome rewards should you choose to do so for helping me, my fellow BOBs! ^^
This will be posted on my facebook! And alsooooo, be released as a series of deviations Please, please support by favoriting, sharing with ANY one who might be interested, my fellow BOBs!
ClosedClosed right now (to be opened in an unknown time )Closed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
#1- Free Requests Rules :
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C: Join or watch this group. http://1-yugiohanimecards.deviantart.com/
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