character design/personality tips!!!this is for cartooning, and stuff like that.character design/personality tips!!!2 years 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!!!!
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 HQ2 years 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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fill only inner lines automaticallyok SO i've seen a few people who use sai find it really tedious to have that neat only-outer-lines-black with only-inner-lines-colored stylefill only inner lines automatically9 months ago in Personal More Like This
here's an example:
so,, i discovered a REALLY easy way to do this a while ago and bc i Love yall im gonna share it
i dont have time to make an image tutorial but heres how u do it 100% automatically !
select the wandselect all background or "outer" areas outside of the main drawinggo to "selection" and click "increment" and repeat until the blue selection area is covering the outer outlines.go to the "selection" tab and click "invert"check "preserve opacity" on the outline layer in paint effectsselect bucket toolset it to "transparency (strict)" and transparency difference to 255click anywhere inside the drawing with the color you want the innermost outlines to be
and then due to having not selected the borders of the drawing, you'll only fill the inner outlines, living the outer outlines their original co
Sai Animation Assistant!8D <3 this could help me get back into animating what a cool idea!Sai Animation Assistant!2 years 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.
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 species8 months 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
Did You Know - BlockingBlockingDid You Know - Blocking1 year 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.
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?1 year 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
I FOUND OUT HOW TO PUT GIFS ON MY ID-YUSSS. And they look great. ewe I like putting these on here. eue I'm probably going to end up putting a lot of these. :I I'll tell you guys how to do it if you want to~ ;w;I FOUND OUT HOW TO PUT GIFS ON MY ID-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Step by Step : My Pixel BasicsStep by Step : My Pixel Basics3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've had people from time to time ask me how I pixel, and I've never really been sure how to explain. It hasn't been until the past few years that i've really thought too much about what I was doing beyond experimenting and learning new things. I think I've rounded out some basic guidelines I usually follow and a friend wanted some advice so I decided to attempt some sort of explanation
Below are some step by step images and commentary. Please note that there is no one right way to create a piece of art. This Step by Step is meant only to impart some understanding of how I do things . In Pixel art alone there are many many 'styles'. I encourage anyone reading to look up more than one tutorial and seek critique if trying to learn their own pixel style.
Please excuse any spelling mistakes, and take note that I use Photoshop 7.0, but the same principals sh
Copy/Pasting Icon codesIt was just brought to my attention that copy/pasting the :iconplz: codes from the deviation descriptions, such as the ones found HERE, no longer works.Copy/Pasting Icon codes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've done a bit of testing and it seems to be a problem that only happens if you're using Chrome.
To make the :iconplz: codes show without becoming icons, we have to inject some HTML codes.
It seems that chrome copies the HTML code/formatting within the text instead of just the text as most other browsers do.
Luckily it's easy to work around!
1. Select the code and copy it (Ctrl C)
2. Rightclick where you wish to paste the code.
3. Select "Paste as Plain Text"
Hope this helps anyone out there who was struggling with this problem!
How to get more watchers, views, comments +more.(you WONT get famous from this, please.)How to get more watchers, views, comments +more.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I always get a lot of questions asking how I have soo many watchers or so many faves or so many comments or so many whatever else! I have been on this site for about 6years or so now, and during that time i have evolved as an artist, and I have also changed as a person.
People on here always tell me how "jealous" they are of me, which I dont see at all. I am only here to draw art and improve myself. I really am not here for the attention, even though I thoroughly appreciate it (dont get me wrong!)
Every person has something their good at, better than someone else. Even if you haven't found it yet there is something that YOU are good at believe me!
It has taken me a long time to get my "art" to what it is today. Am I 100% happy with it? NO. But will I continue trying and improving in the hope that one day I will reach my goals.
So should you. So Maybe this will help you get more noticed on here I dunno, but I guess continue reading if you do!
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 friends2 years 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
A solution to sfl.dll file missing for SAIOk, here goes my first journal (bear with me, I'm kinda bad at explaining things)A solution to sfl.dll file missing for SAI1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm kinda lazy and didn't want to re-install SAI to fix this bug like the website said to, and other people said that didn't work anyway, so I decided to work things out on my own.
First of all, I've got a Windows 8, sorry Macs, I don't really know if this could work for you...
So I go to open one of my SAI files, and the message pops up reading something like: Error, cannot open program because sfl.dll file is missing. Huh, I could still open SAI, but not an individual project. So I went to Google, but I found nothing (except for download links, but those can be iffy). Then I looked for the sfl.dll file myself and actually found it the Paint Tool Sai folder in C:\Program Files (x86), then I copied the file (maybe the file belongs somewhere else?).
I noticed if I tried right-clicking an individual SAI project and clicked "Open with", the SAI program
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 guide1 year 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
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
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?2 years 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
Just gonna leave this hereThis guy is a genius!Just gonna leave this here1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I hope this helps somebody (:
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 II2 years 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
FREE ART SOFTWAREALL LEGIT. ALL FREE. ALL UPGRADE-ABLE IN THE FUTURE.FREE ART SOFTWARE3 months ago in Personal More Like This
*happy pterodactyl screech*
All credit goes to drawingden on Tumblr.
*UPDATED VERSION SUMMER 2015*
Digital Painting and Drawing
Autodesk SketchBook Copic Edition - This is the limited edition of SketchBook Pro with 72 Copic colours to choose fromKrita - Krita offers CMYK support, HDR painting, perspective grids, dockers, filters, painting assistants, and many other great featuresGIMP - GIMP is a well known free alternative to Photoshop with similar features Mischief Free Version - With six essential brushes, a basic palette of colors and
PE:How To Achieve Smooth and Clean LinesDigital ArtPE:How To Achieve Smooth and Clean Lines3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Since it's something many people struggle with while working digitally, today I will be discussing how you can achieve smooth and clean lines using digital mediums.
SAI Stabilizer Tool
Paint Tool SAI offers my favorite method of creating smooth lines with its easy to use Stabilizer tool that works with absolute ease and no need for complicated setting adjustments. It doesn't matter how shaky your hands might be, the stabilizer tool will still be capable of creating beautifully smooth lines for you.
As you can see, the stabilizer tool is easily accessed, and you can quickly and easily adjust the level of stabilization you desire. The lower the number selected, the least amount of stabilization is utilized, the higher the more. I generally leave the stabilizer tool set to the highest setting (as seen above), though I've found that sometimes if you're working with smaller brush sizes reducing the stabilizer
PE Prose Basics: Varying SentencesVarying Your SentencesPE Prose Basics: Varying Sentences2 years 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
Poetry Basics: BrevityBrevity: n. the quality of expressing much in few words.Poetry Basics: Brevity2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When I was in tenth grade, I took my first literature course. It was a six week exploration of poetry. The first poem my teacher showed us was Ezra Pound's In a Station of the Metro:
The apparition of faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
I, in all of my 16-year-old knowledge of the intricacies of what poetry is, informed my teacher that those two lines were not a poem.
"You don't think so?"
"No. They don't rhyme, they are just one metaphor, and did I mention they're only two lines?"
She sure showed me.
Importance in Poetry
Pound's poem is considered such a great work because he inserts several layers into a single image. Using only 13 words he evokes an entire painting within the reader's mind. You can hear the sounds of the trains, see the fatigue of a mother wrestling with her cranky toddler,
Did You Know - Thumbs CodeThumbs CodeDid You Know - Thumbs Code2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whenever you do a feature or maybe want to link to a certain deviation the thumbs code is a very handy feature. It allows your viewers to see a smaller version of what you are referring to directly.
But did you know that there are several ways to make thumbs appear?
The most common way is to grab the thumbs code from the sidebar of a deviation.
That way you will get a little preview no bigger than 150x150px.
Another thing you can do is to create a big thumb. For that you just need to add 'big' to the thumbcode, like :bigthumb###:
For our example it will look like this.
Big thumbs will get no bigger than 300x300px.
Alongside those and thanks to AddMedia and Sta.sh you also vary the size on your own.
Either choose deviations from the AddMedia sidebar and make use of the transformation corners or use this code
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)2 years 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