UPDATE ON: Ebony Dagger Giveaway!Yeah, meh I'm awesome… Didn't realize that I could tell you to just put this journal to you favourites.UPDATE ON: Ebony Dagger Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That would have been much easier to count… My bad.
Sorry, can we start over?
Those who've already done the last rules, please only favourite this journal.
That's all for you.
For all the others read:
Ok guys, I got the idea to giveaway one of my Ebony Daggers
Here you have the chance to get one for free.
Just follow the rules.
Hit my watch button
fave this journal (to get a number)
Share this journal with your watchers (make a journal entry on your page)
and comment here you did with the link to it
I'll then use random.org to get the winners.
The giveaway ends on June 23rd and I'll get the 3 winners then.
PLEASE TELL ME YOU SHARED THIS ON THIS JOURNAL.
DON'T SEND ME NOTES.
PRIZE 1: one Ebony Dagger shipped to any country
PRIZE 2: one Amulet of Zenithar
PRIZE 3: soul gems, iron rings
Congratulations. Book cover challenge - pink dressCongratulations to the following artists for winning the polls. You will have you artworks made ready to sell as book covers and will be displayed on my page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cathleen-Tarawhiti-Photographer/95878166172Congratulations. Book cover challenge - pink dress3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Poll 1 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3877855/
Poll 2 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3881782/
Poll 3 http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3887358/
Hi, I really love this set so this will be our next challenge. Below are the images you can work with or you can choose from the rest of the set here http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/44483005 Make something new and make sure if you use other stock as well from someone else, that commercial use is allowed. That's a must.
To enter, post your artwork here in the comments. Try and keep them as close to portrait format as opposed to square or
Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by RobynRose
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by BirdsistersStockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZ:thumb119293518:spooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
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 process3 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
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by OghamMoonStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
Color Tutorial - BASICSIn case you missed the tutorial, here it is again. There were a lot of questions that were awesome, I started by covering some basics in the video. The more complex questions will follow shortly, thanks!Color Tutorial - BASICS7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Blurrying Techniques - Part 1Some methods to add cool blurs to your fractal, requested by BoxTail and written in collaboration with himBlurrying Techniques - Part 12 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The parameters are for learning purpose only. Please tweak a lot and credit back.
Part of Structured IFS tutorial collection.
As example, we will use basic elliptic splits parameters. Lets make it:
Start with a blank flameOn transform 1, replace linear with elliptic = 1Rotate it 90 degrees CCWScale transform 1 down by 150%
Add a new transformOn transform 2, replace linear with splits = 1Set splits_x variable to 1Rotate transform 2 90 CCWScale transform 2 up by 200%Or just grab the parameters here: Starting Parameters: Elliptic Splits
Trick 1. Falloff2 / falloff3
Falloff2 and falloff3 create amazing blur effects. For best res
The 101 Guide To Digital Painting Hardware #1An input device for a computer seems to be a no-brainer, mouse, trackpad, keyboard all there but ...err, wait what? A graphic tablet is missing or should I get a pen display?The 101 Guide To Digital Painting Hardware #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
This guide is based on my personal experience and opinion, I´m in no way affiliated with any of these companies and I try to be as objective as possible.
As instructor but also on conventions, I often get asked what hardware, tablet or other input devices I use and what I´d recommend for someone just starting out.
Until 2013 I´d nearly always have said: "Go get a Wacom", but the competition and the tablet market is developing so fast that there are more products out there than ever and artists can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume and opinions.
I will just offer some options and add a comment or two that may help you decide.
Let´s stick with the basics:
#1: The Mouse
Anatomy tutorial is postedYay...and I finally posted a new tutorial. Sorry cuz it took me so long...I'm quite busy lately. Anyway...it's for painting male torso anatomy. You can check it below...you can also suggest what would you like to see in the next tutorial. Well, I hope this will help you ^^Anatomy tutorial is posted1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HOW TO: Male Torso Anatomytincek-marincek
Threads artbook reached its goal on Kickstarter and now we're trying to reach stretch goals...woot. You still have few hours to preorder the book and other goodies via Kickstarter. Check new updates and the campaign here. Thank you for your support. If you don't have money we would love if you could spread some word about the campaign. Tha
APN Daily Deviations - November 2013This is the third edition of a monthly news article to show the Daily Deviations from Photography > Animals, Plants & Nature (APN) of the previous month that I gave a DD, in case you missed some, or just want to see them again!APN Daily Deviations - November 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
APN DD's November
Green Mamba by Mytrokos Soul Mate by Michaelthien When The Moon Shines by torivarn Fisherman's dream by tomsumartin A Kiss by wind-princess Carving green mountains by Lidija-Lolic Beyond the time with them... by RadekDemjan Take to the Sky by alexgphoto La Falaise et l'Aiguille by JanPusdrowski To the unknown by erynlasgalenphotoart Hi there! by aussiefoto
170.On Flower by Bulinko Requiem for a Dream by landscapes-flake The delicate sound of water by XavierJamonet Creekside by LeashaHooker Sidlaws Garden by Greg-McKinnon
Celebrating Diversity #36The idea behind the Celebrating Diversity Project is to share deviations outside of our area of comfort and explore art we usually don't see. So today, I decided to venture into the Stock Photography gallery and you know what I discovered? That there are some stock photographs, which by nature are intended for other artists to use, as reference or for derivative works, etc. that are truly masterpieces just by themselves!Celebrating Diversity #362 years ago in Art Features More Like This
unretouched photo by ktryon Doll13 by 13-Melissa-Salvatore
Featured Art collectionHey everyone!Featured Art collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, yesterday, after my daily shower, while blowing my hair, I took a pair of scissors and I started cutting my hair without thinking. Yes, it's not like I always think but I had this urgency of changing. And the fact is that I spent the past two years complaining that I wanted/want long hair like Rapunzel... whatever.
I think this is the richest collection of artworks I have ever featured here on dA. It's full of my personal favorite works of 2013 that you may enjoy. Show some love to these amazing artworks and get inspired
Adoptable RAFFLE 02 - [CLOSED - WINNER] UPDATE WINNERAdoptable RAFFLE 02 - [CLOSED - WINNER]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
aaahhhhhh thanks a lot to all :iconInamiblushplz:
we are happy you liked this adopt *-*!!
The winner of this raffle is : :iconBeesHoneypot: ^-^
Congratulations and thanks to all for the favs in this journal and for all our watchers ^q^ :iconmonkeydancerplz:
feel free to remove the fav on this journal if you want
See you in the next raffle *v*
Hi *-* to thanks for the +500 watchers we do another adoptable raffle, wow thanks for your support \;///////;/
You can win this adoptable :
if you think it is not appropriate for you, you can give it to a friend or trade it
The raffle lastst 72 hours
The only things you have to do is Favourite this journal so you get a number ( I'll select the winner with random.org )
( +watch it's hig
January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED]Happy New Year! After nursing this and my fiance's hangovers, it's time to put up the January Giveaway!January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
January 2014 Giveaway
How to Enter:
Add this journal to your favourites
Giveaway Ends January 15th, 2014.
How is your new year going?
Any goals for the new year?
XXXX GIVEAWAY CLOSED XXXX :iconkiwikku:XXXX GIVEAWAY CLOSED XXXX2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I think now's a great time to start the giveaways back up again- first with small ones, but building up to bigger and better ones in the future! It's always fun to give back to the people who gave me so much..
Welcome to the first in a series of weekly giveaways by Kiwikku / Moomin-Man
These giveaways are FREE to join and require no points to enter!- lotteries are not allowed on dA.
However, this giveaway is very special- and very sad.
A few weeks ago, I heard about the touching story of whisperwings, which inspired me to create a brand new arts endowment to help get smaller artists known- please read the full story here:
And there's more.
I've created a new group to give more people a boost-
This group's purpose is simple: Great artists, some with amazing art- don't get noticed because they have little to no watchers. I want to change that. And you can help. How?
I Should Update My JournalUpdate: I am now in my pajamasI Should Update My Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Monthly Music Giveaway!One week left!Monthly Music Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have no more points, but I will be giving out three free music request slots! The rules are as follows.
1. Simply fave this journal!
2. There will be three winners!
3. The music will be based on either your artwork or you character if you're a roleplay account!
4. It'll count slightly more if you leave a comment and or watch me!
For anyone curious about my music, I have most of it posted here. http://stormbluemusic.tumblr.com/
Deadline: June 1st.
reposted art removalI think a lot of people might already know this but having only recently found it myself. I think it's a good opportunity to share it with everyone! If someone has posted your art on deviantart without your permission, there's a really simple way of having taken down instead of filing a report (which, from experience is completely ineffective). All you have to do is fill out this form, it's a DMCA form which means as the copyright owner of the art you can elect to have it taken down, by law.reposted art removal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I didn't find out about filing DMCAs on deviantart until I googled it (silly I know) but they have long existed on tumblr and I've also seen one on weheartit.com. Filing DMCAs seem to be a lot more effective, the art is taken down in a couple of days. And in the case with tumblr all reblogs of the post in question are also deleted, along
2,400 free high-res NASA images for artistsI recently compiled a pack of around 2,400 free high-res Creative Commons NASA photos for artists to use in their work, you can check it out and download it below. I plan on putting more together as well, for free of course, so keep an eye out. Just make sure you read the usage info in the pack if you decide to use them. There's a torrent file available as well.2,400 free high-res NASA images for artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm also offering up over 1,250 images of my own personal stock from Australia for super duper cheap at $6 as a way to help me offset the cost of my time in putting together the free resource packs. Check it out if that interests you at all. If not, no worries, but you can enjoy and use these free examples from the Australia pack
Hope you find the downloads useful and get some use out of them, take care!
Texturized FeatureIt's really stunning, what you're making with my textures.Texturized Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a selection from 2 months, all done with my textures. Some works are already DD's.
Hope you enjoy them and pick some favourites as well!
Narval by UselessHopelessErleuchtung by RazielMB
Ruin by PhoenixalThor Hail to the King by TheDreamBelow
Instinct by WMillSweet dreams by XelistrollThe Fall Of Olympus by TheDreamBelowThe Mirror by magicsartFire Starter by melanneart
Carolina by nmarr910P A T I E N C E by naradjou14Prometheus by ManinkEven This Beer Doesn't Taste Good by RussianBlues
Dove by CindysArtDigital art texture 27 by mercurycodeCielo by Raj-chourasiyaAnything for you by jangiyodha
Angel of retribution by VictorAdameArt
10 Free Sketches Requests(moved!) Link belowWant one or whoever is on the waiting list, please comment on the new journal entry, please so I can put you up there.10 Free Sketches Requests(moved!) Link below3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New link to the Free Sketches: http://liongirl2289.deviantart.com/journal/20-Free-Sketches-OPEN-385982707
Modelling by numbers: Part One BModelling by numbersModelling by numbers: Part One B2 years ago in Personal More Like This
An introduction to procedural geometry
(This is the second part of a four part tutorial. If you haven't already, you should check out Modelling by numbers: Part One A)
Part One B: Making planes interesting
Unity assets - Unity package file containing scripts and scenes for this tutorial (parts 1A and 1B).
Source files - Just the source files, for those that don't have Unity.
OK, we've learned to make planes and boxes. Those are basic building blocks. Blocks that
AnimalAnimal PLZ accountsAnimal7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photography Exposed: InfraredPhotography exposed is a brand new series of articles brought to you by your General Photography Community Volunteers! Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden and tiganusi are going to be exposing the popular and the not so popular galleries within main Photography gallery here on DeviantArt. We're kicking off with Infrared because we can and because it's a brand shiny new sub-gallery of DeviantArt that many of you know nothing about. For more information on how and when this gallery came about check out Infrared Photography - The Gallery is here!Photography Exposed: Infrared8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What is it?
"Infrared photography is style that predominantly uses the infrared portion of the light spectrum to create images on photographic film or digital sensors."
If you're unsure then please hold that thought because we're going to be bringing you an awesome