FEATURE - TUTORIALSFEATURE - TUTORIALS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are very good tutorials, help a great deal for those who want to learn new techniques, especially how to paint details in Photomanipulations.
Skin Color Swatches by DeviantNep empire city process by TylerEdlinArt
October FeatureOctober Feature10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Need a Dentist II by Flobelebelebobele
trail to the wicked by Najeeb-Alnajjar Sagittarius by EnchantedWhispersArt
Sound of Knell by phoenixlu
be offended.. by IMertTmyksl what the warm sun feels like by umbatman
Melancholy by KarahRobinson-Art
Out of the Box - Photomanipulation Contest!Contest InfoOut of the Box - Photomanipulation Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's that time again.
For this contest, you are being offered a "stock bank" to select your stocks from. There is no particular theme; just wing it!
The majority (but not 100%!) of your manipulation must contain stocks from the given choices. You may find some textures or other little odds and ends to use. Also, you do not need to use a piece from each category listed below (but you can use more than one from the same category if you'd like). All stock/textures you are using outside of the bank must be legit.
Make sure you read each stock artists' rules! This is a must. Also, always give proper credit and notify of usage. Please remember to do this, or the entry will not be accepted.
There will be 3 different categories: beginner, intermediate, and advanced (when submitting your entry or entries via note,
PE Photomanip: Get your Fantasy on!**Note: These articles are for YOU. Please feel free to add the thumbs to your groups and enjoy them. If your requests to add yesterday's articles to your groups was declined, please resubmit. Thanks.**PE Photomanip: Get your Fantasy on!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Current dA submissions guidelines define "Fantasy Photomanipulation" as photomanipulation that focuses on a fantasy theme. We have therefore set out to speak with our fantasy constituency and gain a better understanding of how they see and define the complexities of fantasy photomanipulation.
We all know of dragons, wizards, sorcerers, witches, griffins, magic, fairies, fauns, and all other mystical and magical beings. We learned of them through stories, art, movies, and games. The fantasy genre has become increasingly popular because of movies like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and games like "Dungeons & Dragons" and "World of Warcraft," not to forget fantasy wr
Voodoo Contest Ended. Judging in Progress.Black magic voodooVoodoo Contest Ended. Judging in Progress.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest end October 27th
Contest Entries. http://whats-the-piont.deviantart.com/gallery/45391093
1st place 1 month premium membership + 200 points + display of winning work in winners gallery WTP + llama
2nd place 1 moth premium membership + 150 points + display of winning work in winners gallery WTP + llama
3rd Place 1 month premium membership + 100 points + display of winning work in winners gallery WTP + llama
One entry per person sent to the Voodoo contest folder (open 10th sept)
All work must be of good standard
All work has to be in by the 27th October
All manipulations must be credited
All work must have the word voodoo in the title (can be removed after the contest)
All work must be good quality, no blurry image's or WIPS
All entry's must comply with the group's rules
Perspective in photoshop tutorial available now!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lv1rJFH2mMPerspective in photoshop tutorial available now!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Destination: Relaxation!!Hey everyone!Destination: Relaxation!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This week's journal is all about something that most of us do not do enough of:
Some of us enjoy listening to music or exercising in order to relax, whereas others of us may meditate or take a nap. There's no right or wrong way to do it, but I hope this journal will give you some new ideas to try when you need once again to reach your center.
Get away without going anywhere
We all know the value of getting away to some secluded isle, but in reality, how many of us can do that, either because of time or money (or both)?
I challenge you to find a getaway in your own current vicinity-- sit under a sprinkler in your backyard, have a picnic at a local park, escape into a book in a local bookstore or library, or even enjoy a soak in your own bathtub. A little change of pace, even if the scenery is the same, does wonders for the spirit and for the level of everyday stress we are experiencing.
Meditate . .
Respect and Thankfulness to Lives and DishesRespect and Thankfulness to Lives and Dishes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Japan, there is one unique scientist who has greatly wide knowledge about marine lives. His nickname is Sakana-kun. ("Sakana" means "fish" in Japanese. And "kun" is Japanese honorific which is used to male friends, partners, colleagues, and younger men.)
He always put on a globefish's hat and explains marine lives on lecture meetings and TV programs. He is very friendly and cheerful person, so he is popular among kids. He likes
Episode 2 of my tutorial series is out!Episode 2 of my tutorial series is out!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!
Source: DIY Cameras
Home Made Reflector
Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out
Kanji in Japanese Language Example sentence:Kanji in Japanese Language2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Pronounce] Watashi-wa itsuka ieroosutoon-de ookami-wo mitai.
[Meaning] I want to watch wolves in Yellowstone someday.
Type of characters
私 狼 見 --- 漢字 (Kanji)
は いつか で を たい --- ひらがな (Hiragana)
イエローストーン --- カタカナ (Katakana)
Japanese language has 3 type of characters. That is to say, Kanji(漢字), Hiragana(ひらがな) and Katakana(カタカナ).
Japanese calls Chinese characters "Kanji"(漢字). "Kan"(漢) means ancient Chinese empire "Han[Chinese]"(Kan[Japanese]), and "ji"(字) means "characte
Finding your Drawing Style + Style TheftHUGE UPDATE ON OCT 4, 2014.Finding your Drawing Style + Style Theft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Holy crap what's with this journal it's gaining views with the speed of a rubber band factory MANY DANKES ALL ///soBS I've decided to update and change some content here and there for this journal to be a bit more useful. I really do hope I'll be helping everyone out!
Here's a little journal I racked up to help people with obtaining their own style. Highly related to the anime/manga style but I'll try to throw in some general points. Keep in mind I'm just an ordinary hobbyist who based this journal off experience and observations so you might notice a few hiccups here and there. All artworks by artists are sourced at the bottom of this journal, and the others were taken from magazine scans and screenshots of anime scenes.
A certain artist's drawing/colouring style can influence his/her popularity in the world of art. It distinguishes them from other people, making them special and noticeable from
|| Read ||Far too many of today’s youth believe they are a mistake.|| Read ||10 months ago in Personal More Like This
They need to be reminded that they are not mistakes but that they are a different and new path than the one taken previously.
Don’t let those who are lost lead your path for you. They will only you lead you wrongly and you will lose yourself along the way.
This is your life, live it based on every little success you earn and learn from every mistake you make.
Their mistakes are their own, and you are not a mistake. You are a successful example of what it means to be alive. There is no greater success than that.
This life is yours. Be something — be someone you’re proud of.
That's all I have to say.
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photomanip: Working with TexturesWelcome!Photomanip: Working with Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures are a critical part of so many photomanipulations, but they're not as easy to use as they appear. Below are some great examples of photomanipulations that, in my opinion, demonstrate excellent use of textures:
The goal of this article . . .
. . . is to serve as a resource for those of us who enjoy having textures be a predominant part of our photomanipulations and mixed media work so we can learn to use textures properly. Texture misuse or abuse can ruin an entire photomanipulation that otherwise might have been good. No matter how good we are at something, we can always grow to be better.
This journal represents the opinions of only one person: me, and it does not claim to be the end-all,
300 watchers celebration! +Raffle!There we go! 300 watcher get!300 watchers celebration! +Raffle!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have no words to describe how happy I am; for an artist, seeing his work being appreciated is one of the best things ever.
Every fav, comment, or whatever you guys fill my inbox with, makes me feel really great ^-^
Also, Ive received some amazing fanart recently, and even if Ive already thanked you for that, I'm doing it again here q:
So many many thanks. To all of you, people who have been with me from the beginning, and also to the ones who only joined this nonsensical family recently.
So, to show you my appreciation, Im going to do two things: First of all, since tomorrow evening Im going to livestream (I'll post more details when the time comes, but it'll probably around 8:00pm UK time, as usual), I'm going to take live requests for the whole duration of the stream.
And second, I'm going to hold a raffle and paint one of the winner's OCs (like I did for my 200 watchers raffle)!
Here's how its gonna work:
Since this is once again a way to
How to deal with or get feedback.Getting feedback or critiques may be hard for people.How to deal with or get feedback.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some people want it really bad but can't seem to get it, at least not from the people he/she is hoping for.
And other get it all the time but feel a little attacked or bullied by it.
Pretty much anyone with eyes and some intelligence is able to spot mistakes or irregularities in someone's work. This person doesn't have to be more skilled than you.
However, this person... might be wrong....
How do you judge a critique?
You initially made your artwork according to the knowledge you currently have. Leaving room for mistakes in the elements you're not trained or knowledgeable in. Or perhaps you think you know something and you are not aware that it's wrong.
When someone gives you feedback, even though it might feel incorrect. Take a little time to do some extra research on the matter.
You can ask others if they agree with someone's feedback.
You can search online (with anat
Critiques and Critics Recovering from my little dental surgery ( I'm a big baby when it comes to the dentist), I've had too much time to think. So I was thinking about comments, critics and critiques on Deviantart.Critiques and Critics6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
No, this was not prompted by anyone commenting on my work recently (please do not send me notes asking if it was you ). Just cumulatively over the 4 years I've been active here.
PS: This is a longer journal, If you are not an avid reader, you might not want to commit lol.
I'm not talking about using the official Critique platform here. I don't think you need a special window or anything to give or get information. And most of us know, you can get it just through regular comments that don't require a PM.
I've just noticed some things over the years here, and this is just in my experience on DA, but let's see if it matches up with anyone else:
The artists of very high skill/professionals usually don't leave much criticism of any
The manic mania when you're Arting.Whenever you create something you go through various stages before it is finished (if you want to finish it that is, not all artwork is meant to be finished.) I've noticed that these creative stages that you go through in that small time period of just one artwork is a manic type of emotional storm.The manic mania when you're Arting.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Funny enough, being artists also means you're probably a more sensitive person than most.
This following stage story is based on my own experience. Yours might be completely the same or perhaps you encounter different emotions thought he development stages. They are sort of placed in order, but you usually don't experience all of them in one artwork. (or do you?)
01 The brewing stage.
You got this idea in your head of the thing you want to make. It is not a completely clear vision, but you slowly get worked up and cannot wait to get started working on it. Sometimes if it takes to long for you to get started (procrastina
Fairy Tales contest WINNERSFairy Tales contest WINNERS1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features European folkloric fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls,dwarves, giants, witches, mermaids, or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. by wiki.
This contest will be very fun! I decided to let you choose a Tale to portray a scene as part of your entry. It can be from any country you like, or books or movies as long as it is real, not invented by you. I leave some awesome sites to take a look for stories. Have fun! Special thanks to sirenabonita for donating most of the points for the contest
Greek mythology is not a fairy tale. They
A few simple photography tipsThought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer.A few simple photography tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Macro done easy
Set your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.
If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.
This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.
Donīt be stationary
It is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene.
Slow the shutter
You donīt always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.Why it's so important to unite as artists.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony.
Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.
When I joined Deviant Art
Creative Commons on DeviantArt - ExplainedI'd like to give everyone a little bit of information about the Creative Commons options on DeviantArt. Seeing as we are a Creative Commons group, it's very important for everyone here to understand how these licenses work.Creative Commons on DeviantArt - Explained5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most people just click the little radio button that says "use a creative commons license" and have done with it, but DeviantArt allows as little sharing as possible and is the very opposite of the intent of Creative Commons. If you leave the default settings on then your work will be very limited and not available in the free culture community. Since here, picking the right license is important, we encourage you to think about what you want to allow and change some of the default options.
The general gist of how the deviantArt creative commons buttons work in relation to your art is this:
- "Use a creative commons license" allows people to copy your work and share it, perhaps online or with their friends offline. With only this option submitted, your work may