Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at ArtI often get asked how to get better at drawing and painting. While the main answer is practice there are a lot of fantastic resources that will make the journey far easier; below is a list of the ones I have personally found most useful. Some are free and some are paid, if you want the paid ones please actually buy them and support the hard-working artists that spend their valuable time providing quality education.Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at Art6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also this is enough material to last you for, literally, years, so get one at a time, study it in detail, then once you're thoroughly finished move on to the next one. Reading a book or watching a dvd doesn't make you better. What makes you better is ingesting the information slowly, pondering and truly understanding it, and then applying it with diligent practice over a long period of time.
So without further ado, here is my...
EPIC RESOURCES LIST!!!
Proko - This is probably the best education on the internet. Check out all his free youtube
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away
Outcast Odyssey Card Master ChallengeOutcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge5 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Ryky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebrationHi my dear friends , I have now 450 000 pageviews and 30 000+ watchers ! This is absolutely incredible !! Maybe I only dreaming or you are the best on the world! Thank you so much guys I really appreciate itRyky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebration2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the little "contest" for you
1. This contest is only for my watchers so WATCH ME - http://ryky.deviantart.com/
2. FAV this jounal
Yes thats all and what you can win ?
FIRST PLACE - win 500 deviantart points
2,3,4,5 PLACE - FREE COMMISION
For selecting winners i use Randomizer - http://www.random.org/
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The World's Major Cities... DestroyedThe World's Major Cities... Destroyed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
Game Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsGame Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a very large shadowby RobotDelEspacio
Hello! And webcam: Ruoxing ZhangI was super busy but with the holidays coming up, my free time is increasing.Hello! And webcam: Ruoxing Zhang3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now I'm going to post here more often, trying to learn more about chibis and provide more resources.
You saw the image of my webcam?
It belongs to a Chinese artist called Ruoxing Zhang (http://zs1985.cgsociety.org), which I admire very much! I always put on my webcam images of artists I admire.
The Ruoxing's art inspires me a lot, looks so real!
So that's it.
GDA PE Week 2013Well hello everyone Welcome to the project Educate week of Game Development 2013, hosted by PolyMune So excited to do my first P.E. week!! Lot's to do and lots going on this weekGDA PE Week 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off let me say thank you too :iconastralseed: :iconkaz-d: for helping me get things going ! I'd also like to thank all my awesome community members, CVs, etc for helping answer questions, being judges, and all around being helpful for the prep. of this week!
So the order of events are as follows :
Day 1 - Introduction, Contest announcement, mini contest winner announcement
Day 2 - Getting to know your game development category, features to go along with it
Day 3 - Q/A's with Game Artists around the community, Features,
Day 4 - Game dev. resources/ intro to some programs featuring various groups and communities on DA
Day 5 - Q/A's with game artists around the community, how to get into the industry or started into the direction of game art
Day 6 - Games that captivate us artist
Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-FinalistsDeviantART and Blizzard challenged you to prepare yourself by creating an original artwork featuring one or more of the six heroes of Sanctuary or of Malthael preparing for the upcoming battle. Our judges pored through each entry and selected the top twenty-five works, which will now be sent to Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III to choose the final three. Congratulations to the 25 Semi-Finalists below!Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-Finalists1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
- Signed boxed copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's™ Edition
- 1,000 deviantART points
My deviantART StoryIt has now been over 10 years since I first decided to join deviantART and little did I know then, this decision would end up forging my entire life and career.My deviantART Story9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I wish I remembered exactly how it all started, but I'm going to go with my best guess and say I heard about it from another student when I started college back when I had just turned 18. Up until then I had been using various art forums such as wcreplays.com, animex.com, sijun.com and cgsociety.org so the discovery of a portfolio website was a pretty cool thing.
I started posting on here and got moderate attention, I had been drawing for a long time at that point so my art was in a state where it was at least interesting to look at. If anything it was a fantastic place to get inspiration and look at art from amazingly talented artists.
It wasn't until I decided to color the line-art for the following piece that everything really started.
NEW FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 2015NEW FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 20153 months ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
February is almost here and time for another feature of amazing artworks for this year from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily growing and at the time of submitting this journal is now 4,348 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing as well as adding to your .
About our group
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 7' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, 3D objects, commission information, tutorials and resou
Q and A ZeronisSup guys and girls!Q and A Zeronis9 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I want to apologize for not responding to you guys. I get piles of comments and notes on this account.
I know I've been getting many questions via PM and notes on DA and Facebook, but I haven't been able to answer them all. I do read them so keep commenting and sending notes!
I would like to have the opportunity for all to ask me common questions about me or anything art and game related here. I'll look through the comments and update this Journal Entry with new Q&A.
Only request is that you ask some relevant questions and not something too personal and inappropriate.
With that said, ask away!
1. What type of Program do you use? What tablet do you use?I use Adobe Photoshop CS5. I have tried couple other programs like SAI, Alias Sketchbook Pro, and Painter X, but photoshop has all the tools I need to create art.I have Wacom Intuos 5 and Wacome Cintiq 22UX mounted on ergotron arm.
2. How long does it take to complete
Overcome your unfair obstacles.We all have certain obstacles that gives us the feeling of: 'This is so unfair!.'Overcome your unfair obstacles.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To me it's one of the most annoying feelings in the world because in general we don't really know how to deal with it. One little part of us says: 'Don't whine about it, you are just being jealous.' the other part of you tells you: 'If I didn't have this obstacle or disability I would rule the world!!'
So you bounce around anger, sadness, hopelessness and envy.
If you were just sad about something or simply angry it would be a lot easier to deal with, you cry or you just vent a bit towards a friend.
But how to deal with he feeling of unfairness?
There are many things that can form this unfair obstacle for you.
Physical obstacles such as: MS, Lyme disease, Arthritis, Color blindness, missing fingers?
Mental obstacles such as: Depression, being a procrastinator (yes I'm naming it because it's a mental blockade that keeps y
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please support us by ing this article, thank you!
* Theme of this contest is UNDERWATER LIFE so all what you have to do is create a piece of artwork that shows life under water!
* It can be any kind of art! This is an All Media Contest, so use your imagination! Can be a drawing, painting, animation, photo, sculpture, literature keychain, photomanipulation, 3dart or ANYTHING! Just remember about the theme!
* Keep in mind that using someone elses work in your enty (such as base or parts of photomanip or brushes etc) need to have all proper credit with links or icons in artists comments!
* No strange fetishes, bondage, violence and such of course
* Mature Content for partial nudity or sexual themes is allowed, blood can be but no much violence!
* SUBMITTING your enty:
-MUST be a member of PromoteArt
-MUST show the UNDERWATER LIFE theme somehow in any
Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!Am I on the right track?Are you on the right track? + Fuck Talent!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a thing people often wonder and think it's a complicated to find out, but it is actually pretty simple. It's a different question you need to ask yourself based on different topics.
As for: Fuck talent! You'll find it if you scroll down
Topic 1: Am I on the right track to becoming a better artist?
Does your work from today, look closer to your initial goal than your work from last week? (this needs to be both in skill and idea.)
Good skills: Honing your technique, training you muscle memory, being more knowledgeable about your tools and art rules. With art rules I mean: Perspective, form, light, texture, composition.
Good ideas: Storytelling, characteristics, charm, emotion and design. Not just making things look polished but also convey something more, something that brings it to life and speaks to pe
Forum Critique Sessions*update, added the last one!*Forum Critique Sessions7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some forum critique sessions!
Here are the first 2! I will update the journal as they come online
The sound of colours VIIIHey!The sound of colours VIII1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This month's topic is scapes.
I hope you like it!
Ice Cold ... by Brettc Patience - Moraine Lake by LukeAustin
Shooting Godafoss by erezmarom Endurance by Dani-Lefrancois
Two sunsets for one day... by vincentfavre Temple of Winter by MarcAdamus
Little canyon by MartinAmm Winter Tales part 1 by werol
Early Winter's Magnificence by MaximeCourty Between two worlds by MikkoLagerstedt
Fiery Sky II by Nitrok Winter sunset by XavierJamonet
Paul Tobin's Scavenger HuntPaul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Paul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 1
The White Wyrm by PaulTobin
The Hobbit: Inspirational Tutorials
Masterful Resources on DeviantArt
PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.
He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recen
The stuff that artists go through.There are so many pro's and con as to being an artist, professional or as a hobby.The stuff that artists go through.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It feels nice to be able to express yourself through something you make and when that something turns out to be looking good we get this sense of accomplishment.
Most of the time though there are bad feelings mixed with the good ones.
Not being understood. Those moments where your friends or family does not understand that you have to desire to be alone and work on your art. Those copious amounts of hours you spend working and they wonder why you wouldn't rather be outside relaxing in the sun or hang out with your friends.
The only people who will ever fully understand this are other artists or simply very understandable people. It's important they they will eventually understand so there wont be any hurt feelings. Try to explain ti as calmly and rational as you can, perhaps with using examples in terms they would understand.
Your Guide to When You're Accused of Stealing ArtThis guide was made with the intention to create a link that anyone can send to art thieves who are being difficult or unwilling to help.Your Guide to When You're Accused of Stealing Art4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Any suggestions are welcome to help this article grow.
Questions about what to do, when you're told you stole this picture and was asked to take it down, etc.:
I was told by someone that I took this picture without crediting.- If they call out on you for not stating the artist's name, consider that a proper source is "Art by Username."
- Crediting is not "Creds to arts"; "Found on Google".
- It only takes a few seconds to actually look at the name from the website you found it, and add their name.
- You should use this as practice. When doing school projects, I bet a teacher has annoyed you by asking "Where did you get this idea? Why didn't you put the link from where you took it?"
- Same applies to the internet.
I was told by someone that I took this picture without permission.- If
Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
Congratulations to all!
Feature: CityScape + UrbanHello PeepsFeature: CityScape + Urban1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the 9th weekly feature: City-Scape + Urban Photography
Next Weeks Feature: Conceptual
What is Conceptual? Any photograph that conveys an idea, like Love, happiness and anger.
Want to be feature? Send me a note with your photos ^^
Seattle Space Needle At Night by EndaewenMarry me in Roma by MissPoc
Sci Fi City by piggyphoto
Downtown Night IV by LDFranklin