How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.How To Improve Your Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
Thank you :3Thank you everyone for your lovely tips on plush making, I couldn't of improved as fast as I did without your help <3Thank you :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration and tips :icongoiku::iconJarahamee::iconSariti::iconmakeshiftwings30:
:iconbabylondonstar: Pony Tutorial http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
Awesome video tutorials;
shaving faux fur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KIfcIqC2sE&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Info about sewing with fur fabrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxRMtyGRtNo&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Funk Friends Factory
allot of different plush tutorial videos http://www.youtube.com/user/FunkyFriendsFactory
written tutorials on their website http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/2010/10/21/put-your-best-foot-forward-how-to-sew-perfect-plushie-feet/
Tutorial - Your Own AvatarMany deviants wonder how to have their own personalized avatars, or icons - if you prefer.Tutorial - Your Own Avatar2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have already created a tutorial showing how I made many of my customized avatars - you can check it here - but since it's very old, I decided to create a new onel. : )
It is big, since I tried to put as many information as possible.
Also, bare in mind that this tutorial is explained in a simple way, so even beginners and newbies will understand it.
I hope it will help!
How to Set your Avatar
Firstly, I will teach how to set your avatar.
If you already know, feel free to skip this step.
This step is for the new deviants that are still not used to deviantART mechanics.
1) Go to your profile. Click over the place where your icon will be - on the left top side of your profile.
2) A box call
Digital painting tutorials PART_6And we at part 6 of digital painting tutorials. This one is about various subjects from painting fire, and elements in general to things like painting fabric, pearls, etc. Make sure to check the previous journals as wellDigital painting tutorials PART_61 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Strangers tutorial part1 by oioneStrangers tutorial part 2 by oionePearl, Bubble, and Gem Tutorial by SKTAF
Crystal tutorial by Azot2015Ice tutorial - Frozen Cherry by Azot2015Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypetWater Tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Fire, Stone and Water Tutorial by Black-Wing24scarypet's watery waves tutorial!! by scarypetIce tutorial by Azot2015Fire Tutorial by Azot2015
Stone Tutorial by Azot2015Boiling from inside by oioneMini rock tutorial by AomoriQuick Lightning Tutorial by Andantonius
Fur Tutorial by MinnaSundbergTutorial: Painting Sky in PS by ToySkunkVarious elements - tutorial by MinnaSundbergA VERY Basic Balloon Tutorial by cypherx
Clouds tutorial by MinnaSundbergVarious textures tutorial by MinnaSundbergEasy Water tutorial by rykyRealistic Lace Tutorial by Negshin
Tutorial 8 Beneath other skies by AquaSixioGemstone Tutorial by liigaChain Tutorial by liigaQuick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie
Leather Painting Walkthrough by nathierefraction by oioneTiny tips: Water: Reflections by RanarhTexturing and Painting Metal by Noise-Less
MY REALLY REALLY GOOD 100 THEMES DRAWING CHALLENGE1. Say Hello! http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/#/d46pdryMY REALLY REALLY GOOD 100 THEMES DRAWING CHALLENGE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Early Morning
6. Abyssopelagic (Deep Ocean)
7. Fairy's Garden
10. Super Powers
12. Monster Parade
13. Merry Go Round
19. Bears http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/#/d45u629
20. Dream Land
30. Cardboard Box
33. Ferris Wheel
34. Royal Palace
36. Glutton http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/art/Glutton-258458440
46. Recycle Bin
56. Swag http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/art/Swag-246438674
PE: The Impact of Color1. - WHAT IS COLOR?PE: The Impact of Color3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain. It is a function of light and biology, not an exact science, no two people can see it exactly the same.
The human eye and brain together translate light into color. Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of color. Newton observed that color is not inherent in objects. Rather, the surface of an object reflects some colors and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colors. Thus, red is not "in" an apple. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we see as red and absorbing all the rest. An object appears white when it reflects all wavelengths and black when it absorbs them all.
"Colors are the deeds of light, its deeds and sufferings."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Moro-Wolf's Christmas Giveaway ((CLOSED))
I have decided to do a Christmas Giveaway this year!
The rules are listed down below, you must follow them to enter the giveaway.
There will be 3 winners, chosen at random, the prizes are as follows:
1st Place: 4000, a 12 month prepaid Premium Membership, and a month long feature of your art on my page OR a flat coloured reference of one of your characters (for canines only, please, no anthro).
2nd Place: 2000, a 1 month prepaid Premium Membership, and a 1 week feature of your art on my page OR a coloured sketch request of one of your characters (for canines only please, no anthro).
3rd Place: 1000 and a 1 week feature of your art on my page OR a basic sketch of one of your characters (for canines only please, no anthro).
Binary tool eraser for Paint Tool SAII get asked this quite a few times, and sometimes I see people trying to use the regular eraser to erase pixel lines in SAI. There is a way to make a binary tool eraser, which will make your life tons easier and keep your lineart and shading looking sharp!Binary tool eraser for Paint Tool SAI3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After I did this, it was a lot easier to do pixels, especially when I shade. I build up layers and multiply them and erase away highlights.
I just thought I should post this for those who wanted to know!
Did you know? (Authors and writers read this!!)Hi guys!Did you know? (Authors and writers read this!!)1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
I recently discovered something very interesting. As I didn't know this, I thought some of you might also not know this, thus it could be helpful (even life changing) to share this info.
Did you know that the key to selling your book successfully, you need to start with the marketing process of your book months in advance. The ideal is to start with this before even start writing the book, but it will still be effective if you start a few months before your manuscript is done. You need to have a battle plan about how you're going to sell your book, before you are finished writing it. Here's a few articles on this marketing strategy that might help you make the difference between selling a thousand books and zero.
- Marketing Your Book
- Tips to Effectively Pre-sell your books
Fan ButtonsHey it's me again and I'm here to tell everyone that im now doing fan buttons. They only cost 5 points.Fan Buttons2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just write what you want one the button, eg:
Text: (Ex. Acerome Fan, Ty Trance Fan )
And make sure you've paid the correct amount of to the donation pool , otherwise you won't get your button. (1 button = 5 points)
here are some samples:
send this information to me in a private message.
there is a commissions box for a 2 pack which cost 10 point. If you decided to order more than one I would prefer the payments is sent via the commissions box order so it will be much simpler to keep track of but it will be still be accepted in the donation pool.
Update #2 3/31/2013*
Here are more samples:
*Understand that not following the instructions on submitt
POINT COMMISSIONS (Open 4/6)What i draw:POINT COMMISSIONS (Open 4/6)3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
x creepy/bloody/macabre things
x neko stuff
x Oc x Oc
what i don't draw:
x nude or ecchi/hentai stuff ( 18+ )
x hate art
x "Oc" (you...) x Canon
x i will also upload all finished drawings on my stash because i want to keep my dev page clean (it's nothing personal, i just hate mess)
x i start working on your CM as soon as you send me the points, AFTER i accepted your CM.
x i will give you the link to the Stash drawing, but i will also make an folder for all CMs (i will link the folder here, as soon as i got some CMs)
x SEND ME A NOTE! It's important, i will ignore your comments, if you comment with your commission
x i am allowed to decline your commission
x when i finished all commissions, i will re-open all slots.
COMMISSION LISTCOMISSION RULES:COMMISSION LIST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-SEND ME A NOTE, NOT A COMMENT. Comment commissioners will be asked to re-request the commission in a note.
-No sexually explicit commissions
-Only request one commission at the same time
-I have the right to refuse any commissions requested
-Do not commission me to draw OCs that do not belong to you
-PLEASE INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION, INCLUDING REFERENCES, TOGETHER IN ONE SINGLE NOTE!
PRICES MAY FLUNCTUATE DEPENDING ON COMPLEXITY: See description for more details
Please pay before I begin the commission.
Animals I can draw:
In order of least to most expensive:
Regular cheeb- Any color BG, can be head or body: 80-100
"Sticker" Cheeb- Transparent full-body cheeb, any color
Mastering TypographyMastering TypographyMastering Typography3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Typography is a rather obscure field, which is quite odd because typography is in everything you read. As such, it’s very important for a graphic designer to know everything there is to know about typography and preferably also the history and anatomy of typefaces. Bad typography is usually only consciously noticeable by type geeks (like me), however even someone who knows absolutely nothing about typography will find text with bad typography harder to read. In this article you will learn some basic principles and features to advance your typography.
Before we have a look at the features to improve your typography we have to select the right software. A few features which will be discussed in this article can be used pretty much regardless of the software but for most things you have to use genuine design software, so a program like Microsoft Word won’t suffice. You can achiev
CSS Tutorials and ResourcesCSS and DeviantARTCSS Tutorials and Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So you want to start creating your own journal skins? Learning CSS can be somewhat time consuming, but there are plenty of awesome resources to help you.
Remember, learning CSS and webdesign can land you a job in the future! Not only that, but coding Cascading Style Sheets is actually a lot of fun. It's awesome to see others using your Journal/ Gallery skins.
Examples of Journal Skins!
Finding others to code with
One thing that makes deviantART awesome is that there are over 26 million active users! This means a bunch of others will always be willing to learn with you. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have, or help you find the information you need.
deviantART Related Groups
Tutorial - How to draw handsHey guys, new week, new tutorials!Tutorial - How to draw hands1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In case you haven't already, go checkout CUBEBRUSH.COM and subscribe for free, lots of awesome free content on there plus an amazing community of artists
Here's a overview:
Getting movie Colors for TLK styled characters?WELL!!!Getting movie Colors for TLK styled characters?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have 2 notes and a comment or two asking how I get movie colors. So, instead of repeating myself, I figured I'd just make a journal about it. To share with everyone all at once! This can be a long one.... so bare with me.
THIS IS ALL THE RESULT OF MY PERSONAL PRACTICE AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE LION KING STYLE AND FILM. These methods and observations may vary from your own observations, just do some trial and error. and good luck to it!
This could also possibly work for any other animal character you want to create. Color tone wise. not just for TLK
Some of the tips here can be obtained by certain digital art programs. I am personally familiar with Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop Elements 4. Anything else? You might have to look up a tutorial online. Remember, Google and or YouTube can be an artist's best friend these days! So many references, tutorials, and tips!
Guys, let me try to explain this, it is not that difficult to try and get your movie colors on your o
Contest! (ENDED)Ill be going over the entries and picking the winner the next few days, the winner will be posted on Monday!Contest! (ENDED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well since so many people were willing to make me a custom, i decided id just do a contest!
Ill make this quick and simple.
For this contest all you have to do is design me a character!
I've had ideas for a new character lately but cant get myself to draw it!
Thats where you all come in 8'D
- You can use bases but give the maker of the base CREDIT!!
- No stealing anyones art!
- Why cant i think of more rules
- HAVE FUN WITH IT
What i like in a design:
- Natural colors with non natural colors
- Complicated designs, but not messy
- Unique features (horns, big claws, cool feet, tails, extra fur)
- Cool hair designs ( Im kinda liking scene hair lately eheh))
- Feral wild canines (wolves, foxes, ect)
What i dont like in a design:
- Sparkle dogs, (all unrealistic colors)
Some designs i really like you can ref
About My FeonixesTo clarify now, these are my little critters (some of these examples are owned by other people)About My Feonixes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feonixes are an open species. Simply tag my username or 'Feonix' so I can find your creation!
Please do not make adoptables, variations, and designs to sell for your profit. I am OK with people commissioning artists to draw their Feonix, but do not create Feonixes to sell.
They are manx and feather tailed by default, although I do create and make Feonixes with tails now.
Feathers. You can throw them where you like, just make it look natural and like it could work. Think of fancy fowl and birds of paradise. Try to incorporate some type of natural element in feather placement. Not all Feonixes must have long feathers, they can be shorter/patternized/few/many. This choice is up to
art tips? I get asked a lot to make tutorials, to teach people this or that when it comes to art, or a certain thing I like to draw.art tips?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not a teacher, or an expert guys. I am just some random chick who likes to draw a lot and who practices drawing a lot. I don't think I would be very good at teaching or explaining. I cannot give out information like a teacher would. On paws or anatomy. I am no expert. However, I do give advice though, and my advice is usually the same.
If you want to draw a certain animal, research the animal. Watch documentaries, look up anatomy sketches, and photographs that inspire you. Even inspiring art, something that puts you in the mindset and gives you understanding of the animal. Research the animal inside and out to get the full understanding of it's anatomy, movements, attitude, weight, expressions, body language, markings, proportions, everything. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Learn it all. And then sketch and sketch an
How to: Margin + PaddingFor 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: Margin + Padding2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However I will try to explain the things as simple as possible. Upcoming questions should be left in a comment directly to this blog so that people with similar problems can look them up later as well.
The tutorial series 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
It seems like a lot of people are struggling with the usage of margin and padding. In the end it doesn’t matter ho
--PONAH ART CONTEST-- (ENDED)EDIT: CONTEST ENDS TOMORROW, but I will be judging the day after cause I will be busy tomorrow, so u have all tomorrow to get your entries in <3--PONAH ART CONTEST-- (ENDED)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: ADDING AN OUTFIT: (i orered this hoodie and i love it, also floral short shorts still cus they the bomb diggidy)
contest ends in 3 days
EDIT: instead of the contest being in 2 parts, 1 for pixels 1 for drawings im making it 1 big group and adding more prizes
I havent gotten many entries yet, if i dont get many more i might lower prizes
but theres still PLENTY of time to enter <3
So as most of you know i LOVE my fursona to bits ehehe i really do <3
and I thought id throw a contest just about her cause i love getting art of her ;v;
there will be some nice prizes and such
PLEASE MAKE SURE to read all of the rules, further below there are rules for ponahs anthro form and such and extra info you should know
FAQ journalFrequently asked questionsFAQ journal4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ai am Noreeegan
I make typos
IF you have questions about how a program works/were to download/minecraft/anything I havent made, try to google it first instead of waiting for me to reply
Might give you an answer faster haha
TEXTURE I USE
[Bullet; Green]How do you get that texture on your art?
- Click for the tutorial
- Click for the texture
lovely texture by cgarofani
[Bullet; Green]What art program do you use?
I use photoshop Cs3
I use Flash Cs3
How to embed videos in your DeviantART journalThe DA code.How to embed videos in your DeviantART journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure there is no spaces between the / and > at the end of the code!
How to combine the YouTube code and the DA code.
1: So here is a YouTube Video link!
2: This is what you want to look for:
3: You then transfer "H-TxFFJM48I" into the DA code:
And this is how it should look!
Again make sure there is no spaces between the / and > at the end of the code!
How to find the code
Sometimes your code will look like this, hard to find! Well I've highlighted the code so it's easier for you to find!
Here is the screen shot of it.
And sometimes your code will come up without a whole load of numbers and letters following on after it!
So here is a screen shot of it.