Sai Animation Assistant!8D <3 this could help me get back into animating what a cool idea!Sai Animation Assistant!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sure allot of you have seen it already but I thought I would share anyway
I did test it out and dose work.
(Info on what you need to know)
You will need a program that can open RAR, I suggest Winrar
This is for testing animations before sending them to PS to be put together or you can use http://www.ezimba.com/index-ln.html for ppl that don't have a Photoshop.
Tips on: How to make an original species?I got asked by a few people but I wrote out this response to jasper-chan's ask on my tumblr. since it's all written out I feel like it'd be at least somewhat appreciated to those who are curious of what I keep in mind while making an original speciesTips on: How to make an original species?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING it's a little messy but if you are confused then feel free to ask me questions I'll do my best to answer properly
In general I’d suggest to think "what physical characteristics should be involved with my species? and how can i make it unique?"
for a species to be a species (especially closed species) there should be at least some distinctive physical trait that they're born with.
imo it’s not a very good species if they can take off what would make them a species. for example, a group of kemonomimis that likes to wear a specific fashion is more of a culture than a species. I wouldn’t add their fashion into their main descrip
character design/personality tips!!!this is for cartooning, and stuff like that.character design/personality tips!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ok so i decided to share some things that I've learned about creating characters that are original…
this will be a process/ step by step "tutorial", and for it ill take you through development of this character i made up a while ago but never posted lol.
1. think about the character's personality.
personality is like
the most important thing ever
the never-posted character's personality was
-quiet /// antisocial
-blindly follows orders // not very bright
-seems like a pushover but not afraid to defend himself
tips on personality:
- DONT make your character a mary sue. for a definition of a mary sue go here: http://fav.me/d399c5
- also, dont make your characters have no good qualities. they should be bad at some things and good at other things.
- dont make your character generic!!!
yay!! u have a personality…but no design to go with it. its time for the fun part!!!!
Flash, Vegas, and SAI free download guideok so a lot of people have asked me for Flash, vegas, and sai etc so I'm making a guide on how to get them from me for free!Flash, Vegas, and SAI free download guide6 months ago in Personal More Like This
i have scanned the files and there should be no threat, despite the fact it says there are. if you do get infected with a virus upon downloading one of my files, scan it and send me the results.
if you're having any trouble downloading these, you can comment on this journal with any questions or help you need and i'll always be available for support!
Flash Cs6: (Only works on windows so far)
Install the trial version of Flash Cs6. Make sure you activate the TRIAL. If it asks for a code, just ignore that and click "start trial" or something. You can find it here: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/cs6-product-downloads.html under the "Adobe Flash Professional" tabMAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD FLASH CS6 AND NOT FLASH CCOnce it's installed, download this file: mirror 1: http://www.mediafire.com/download/kllxdt5dtf6e9gb mirro
Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQThis week's Site Update is a little different from usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's for a good reason. Our Devious Technology team is at a staff retreat! During this retreat, they're discussing our features, conducting hackathons, and creating prototypes for new features.Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQ1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Welcome to Holiday Headquarters 2013!
We're happy to announce the return of deviantART's Holiday Headquarters! Follow the Holiday HQ article each day to discover deals and special offers throughout this holiday season.
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Important Notice About Account Security
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PE: CSS3 101 - Color GradientsPE: CSS3 101 - Color Gradients2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Table of Contents:
This article contains two major topics of Gradients:
Internet Explorer 10+
What are Gradients?
A color gradient, in terms of comput
PIXEL SUMMARY 20112014+FAQSFeel free to ask questions below.PIXEL SUMMARY 20112014+FAQS1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you do trades? Not anymore really!
CAN YOU DRAW ME SOMETHING?? No sorry! Time is money
commissions? check my journals or the link on my profile.
How long have I been pixeling?
-Since late 2011.
How do you achive such soft looking shading on your pixels? Do you stick only to the pencil/fill tools, or do you utilize brushes?
Or do you just use enough colors to make it blend nicely?
-OPACITY there I spilled the beans countless times now.. opacity with the pencil tool. It just helps me finish pixels faster and keeps me in touch with my painterly-side lol.
I DONT USE THE DAMN BRUSH TOOL. JUST LEARN TO USE THE PENCIL TOOL'S OPACITY SETTINGS. ITS AMAZING...
smooths everything out. but leaves it pixelated. If you use the brush tool. im pretty sure its gonna look blurry
What program do you use?
-photoshop cs3, I suggest you learn photoshop cuz I love it/plus its free lol
What inspires you to make pixel art/ how did you get into pixel art?
Books Are BackBooks Are Back1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hardcovers, softcovers, calendars and other things are available again in the 4DE online store!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
Did You Know - BlockingBlockingDid You Know - Blocking9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
While many people tend to report other deviants they don't get along with or they feel harassed by to the HelpDesk right away, your first action should always be blocking.
Whatever reason you have to report someone, by blocking you avoid any further communication with certain deviants.
This action is immediate, as you don't have to wait for any staff member to take action and you can just enjoy your dA experience without that blocked deviant.
Personal reasons like disagreeing on a topic, not liking someone or similar won't end with a ban of that other deviant.
Contacting the HelpDesk just adds to the queue of tickets unnecessarily and makes it more time consuming to focus on important reports.
Only in case of serious harassment you should contact the HelpDesk.
If you are blocking someone it's an action in both directions. That means that not only the other person gets blocked from you, but you are automatically blocked for them as well.
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
What program did you use to draw this?Ok so since I get this question on nearly every drawing I upload and I am to lazy to copypaste/rewrite what program I always draw something in and I have examples in my faq's, I will make a bigger list here with examples.What program did you use to draw this?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My style of art sometimes changes depending on my programs and I will post some obvious art drawn in each of the programs I use.
And here are the brushes I use just to throw that in here aswell
Adobe Flash Cs3
MOST of my cartoony art, with lineart and gradient art are made in flash. ANIMATIONS are also usually made in flash.
Adobe photoshop cs3 [Star!][Star!]
Anything that is painted, or has a special brush to it is made in photoshop. Sketches are a
User Styles: Lesson IIBecause there is so much interest in UserStyles but not enough people who actually work on such or know how to create them, this little tutorial series will try to change that. It will start with the basics, will explain all the things you need to know and will also give you little tasks, you can do, to become more involved.User Styles: Lesson II1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
My screenshots will be in german. I don't think it will be any problem for understanding the topic though. Should you still have any issues, let me know.
Adding, deleting, modifying UserStyles
Before you can change websites via UserStyles you need to add them to your Stylish. The easiest way is doing that by installing a style you like. Therefore you just have to go to userstyles.org, seach for a style you like and click that green install button.
Once you click the button, a new window will pop up and informs you about the site the selected style will affect. You then
How to make new friendsMaking friends on dA is something requires you to have an open personality. Having an open personality isn't always something people are born with. Some people have to develop it over time, and some people are just naturally friendly. It's a wonderful quality to have in real life and on the internet.How to make new friends1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm gonna help you break the barrier of your timidness toward others. It won't be something that happens over night but with time and perseverance, you'll start see how friendlier you are to people on deviantART and in real life!
So to start us off.. You will need to...
Greet the person!
(Yeah but nobody is as cute as stitch is. xD)
Don't be shy. You'll never know what they would have said if they didn't. A simple "hello" or "hey" will suffice. Compliments are nice too but don't go overboard with it. Don't be nervous or overanxious of what you or they are going to say. Everything flows easier if you be yourself instead of trying
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.Tips For Commission Artists7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
How to: Scroll BoxesTransferred from eCSSercise.How to: Scroll Boxes3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the first part of a tutorial series that I will be working on in the future and will be released whenever I find the time for it.
In order to know how I can make them better and to make it easier for you to understand the things I am talking about it would be appreciated if you would leave some feedback!
For 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. I will try to explain the things as simple as possible though.
To create a scrollbox you don’t need much, just a box with a limited height or width in order to enforce the scrollbar. If you don’t limit the dimensions of the box it will adjust itself to the space given by the browser resolution and settings.
The limited dimension itself doesn’t create the scrollbar,
My SAI KeybindingsI've been meaning to write down my current keybindings for a while. They're mostly only left in my muscle-memory whenever I lose them... Now they'll be here too.My SAI Keybindings3 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are for SAI, but I use similar ones in any other program that allows it. They're set up so the ones I tend to use together are comfortable for my hand to switch between.
Oh, and I have tiny hands so these will very much reflect that too. : )
You may notice a lot of emphasis on selection tools here... Since I often work with clean lineart in my drawings, that's the natural approach for someone like me. For others, I imagine this will be more about the actual keybindings rather than the function they're assigned.
I highly encourage anyone to experiment and find what works for them. It can save you a bunch of time in the long run, as well as make your workflow far more smooth! I hope seeing my setup can inspire someone out there to customize theirs too.
Tools don't make the art, but using them properly can ease the process
Line art tracing and referencing part 2Feel free to disagree with what I have to say this is just my personal opinion on the matter.Line art tracing and referencing part 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
The first post was not about completely dismissing using photo referencing for learning. But it is what most young artist use to get started, since its a little less frustrating then trying to start out doing realistic anatomy. Referencing other artist work helps them get their feet wet in a since and just have fun with drawing.
And when I say young artist I mean young in skill level, you can be a artist starting out at the age of 17 doesn't mean you should be forced to use realistic anatomy just yet or ever, if your just doing it for fun then you don't have to worry about it as much. But if you post it online, you will be judged depending how popular you are, so just be aware of that.
If you are seriously about your work, you should try to jump into real anatomy as soon as you feel comfortable with drawing freely without the aide of a visual toon re
PE Prose Basics: Varying SentencesVarying Your SentencesPE Prose Basics: Varying Sentences1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
When I was in college, I took an early morning Anthropology class. I had to wake up at five to catch the bus. Ugh. Yeah, I'm not a morning person. But I did it. The first day, our instructor stood before us and starting reading from the textbook. Word for word. Completely monotone. I was asleep within ten minutes. The rest of the week was the same; arrive, begin listening to the instructor, pass out. I had to drop the class and get whatever refund I could, while I could. It was my worse class experience there.
Most people know that in public speaking, the person talking needs to vary their tone and speech patterns and such to hold their audience's attention. They need to have a rhythm. Otherwise, they'll end up putting the audience to sleep. The same applies to writing. If you use the same sentence length or structure continually, you'll be the literary equivalent of my instructor. Repea
CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-143 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.
Tips & tricks
1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?
Use the following code:
You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Font size = 1
Font size = 2
Font size = 3
Font size = 4
Font size = 5
Font size = 6
Font size = 7
3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Safe fonts to use
Georgia ----- The quick brown fox
Tutorials on EVERYTHING you want to learn/masterI came across this tumblr link filled with tutorials on literally EVERYTHING.Tutorials on EVERYTHING you want to learn/master7 months ago in Personal More Like This
from choosing colors, how to draw hair, coloring, lineart to how to draw dragon heads. It has most stuff but I haven't looked at the whole list.
Wanted to share with you guys ;;//v//;; maybe you guys will find it useful ^u^ And will continue to improve on art!! <3 <3
It ranges from art tuts to writing to makeup to general stuff.
Feel free to take a look, you never know what you'll find <3
Tell me if its useful or not!!
[CLOSED] MYO Nekoi Contest[Edit] Contest extended until June 15th![CLOSED] MYO Nekoi Contest9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
+ considering the high amount of entries, there will be 50 winners!
I am now holding a contest: Make your own Nekoi! Nekoi are a closed species, with this contest, more people can have a chance to have one!
The 50 people with the best Nekoi designs will get to keep them for free!
If you do not win, you can still choose to keep your Nekoi for a price of only $10 or 1000
!!IMPORTANT!! Read the rules carefully before participating. Breaking the rules will make your entry not valid.
You can use green,yellow and orange rarity traits for this contest. Do not use rare (red) traits.
You are allowed to post multiple entries, but only one can win.
Please submit your entries individually, not all on the same sheet.
PE: Tutorials for Growing Manga ArtistsBackgroundPE: Tutorials for Growing Manga Artists8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Cloud Tutorial Part 2 by yuumei Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Grass brush settings - tutorial by ryky water tutorial by kuro-mai water splash tutorial by Caucasian-eagle Easy Water tutorial by ryky Water on the Beach - Tutorial by Okami-Rain Waves Tutorial by B1nd1 Background Tutorial 2 by Tervola 3D background Tutorial by yuumei Background Tutorial Section 2 by Mireielle Cloud Tutorial by Dea-89
For Anime and Manga backgrounds you can use the regular Digital Art and Traditional Art tutorials based on backgrounds.
Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Foot tutorial by shingworks +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka + Tutorial - Hands + by goku-no-baka Feet Reference by Ninjatic Hands Reference I by Ninjatic Hands Reference II by Ninjatic
So you wanna make an adoptable speciesDisclaimer: Everything written here is opinion. I get a lot of people asking for advice, for critique, and I just want a post I can easily link to.So you wanna make an adoptable species2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
There is no "right way" to make a species. There are TONS of variables that might affect your success (in sales). Nothing here should be taken literally. It's only my opinion & personal methods!
Not in it for Money
I DO NOT recommend people make an OS for the specific reason that they want to make money.
It's fine to want a little bit of spending money or something in the mindset of a little side-project. But if you go into this market with the expectation of making a living & supporting yourself off of this?
You're very likely to be disappointed, cause yourself unnecessary stress, and possibly make yourself feel like a failure, when you absolutely are not.
A decent part of
EXPERIMENT RESULT (HOW TO GET POPULAR ON DA)So for the last couple of days iw been researching a couple of things regarding popularity on da, and what people likes, and watches you for. And id like to publish the result.EXPERIMENT RESULT (HOW TO GET POPULAR ON DA)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just so you know, getting popular on da don't really help you improve ur art skills wish to me is the most important thing of all.
First of all, i hawe to tell you that i named submissions after the style i used, for example:
Submission 1A here and submission 1D
The 1A style is Thin line-arted with colorful shadows, and 1D is semi realism.
The 1A style allowed me to produce more art a day (since it takes less time to produce).
I submited around 2 a day and gained 8 watchers a day. But not much comments and favs. Since The 1A submissions where so close in date, my watchers could not comment on all of em.
But the styleA FAN ART got much more attention.
Fan art gets more attention since they often have huge fan bases. So when people