Fantasy Feature Vol. 9 Rose Redby DSillustrationFantasy Feature Vol. 91 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A Brief Discussion About Tonal ContrastTraditional Art WeekA Brief Discussion About Tonal Contrast3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In last Traditional Week, we talked about the elements which if you ignore can destroy your painting and all your hardwork.
What Ruins A Painting?
Contrast and Values were one main element that either can make your works fruitful or ruin it. It needs to be discussed more broadly as a lot of new artists have trouble to establish a good tonal contrast. Result? Despite their brilliant artistic skills, the picture does not pop up! It looks dull, muted. That is not the fault of the drawing or skills, it's the lack of observation and understanding lights.
Contrast is the difference between two values which helps you to dis
Daily Fantasy Feature Vol. 1 Brokenby streetX222Daily Fantasy Feature Vol. 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags iSetting Prices for Your Artwork3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Collection: Forgotten PastCollection: Forgotten Past6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
schnotte is a German artist know for his photographs of rotting, decaying buildings and other dark themes. His camera explores architectural structures, but mostly to emphasize their coldness. The human figures in his photographs appear out of place, as if lost in filthy, forgotten, broken-down manufacturing machines, the cold, dark environments not built with humanity in mind. Looking through these images we can see the ghosts of the love that once inhabited his worlds and it is that love that still shines through his pictures. We are blown away by the beauty Schotte imbues to these deathly quiet scenes that are equally sad and uplifting
IMAGINE by John LennonMan From Orcha2by - IgorLaptevIMAGINE by John Lennon7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Blueby - NataliaCiobanu
unt_kanera_rajasthan by - sanpaiya
MeiCun Village -13by - DawnRoseCreation
124 by - felixlu
Indiaby - Harley-----Quinn
295 by - mektup
Carpet sellerby - Chris-Lamprianidis
Chasing The Sun: Solar Power Is The Next Big ThingChasing The Sun: Solar Power Is The Next Big Thing2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
CHASING THE SUN Solar Power is the Next Big Thing in Energy
Solar Power for the city
In one year, the sun gives off enough energy to meet the Earth’s energy needs for 1,437 years.
So why aren’t we powering the world with solar energy? While there are a few major roadblocks that are preventing us from reimagining our world’s power supply overnight, there is no doubt that solar power is on the rise.
Currently the UK is on track to
Great Artists - Jane-beata Jane-beata :iconjane-beata:Great Artists - Jane-beata1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
More info about Great Artists: http://paradiseofartists.deviantart.com/journal/Visit-Great-Artists-in-TaniaAV-acute-s-profile-278860967
Neo-Victorian Steam-powered Fantasy: SteampunkWelcome to the land that never was in an era that had never been looking forward to the future that never came.Neo-Victorian Steam-powered Fantasy: Steampunk1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome, to steampunk.
1. What is steampunk?
Steampunk is a retro-active subgenre of science fiction that incorporates elements of historical fiction, adventure, horror, speculative fiction, fantasy and alternative history. It exists as a hybrid genre that focuses on a re-imagining of the Industrial revolution when men and women create analog machines to achieve the fullest of human potential. Usually set in Victorian England during the mid- to late-1800’s or the American “Wild West” era, this genre incorporate the spirit of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells in their setting and general mood as well as the new-found relationship between man and his machine.
Steampunk has since become an aesthetic movement, sparking off subcultures that focus on visual art, comics, music, clothing, accessories and “custom mods” where modern-day m
Frequently Asked QuestionsI get asked many questions and it can be hard for me to answer them all, so I have compiled a list of questions which I'm often asked in the hope it is of interest to some of youFrequently Asked Questions2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Where did you learn?
I've taught myself. My Secondary (High) School art teacher told me 'cartoon are not art' and so I had no interest in perusing 'art' classes any further. At about 13 I began to draw every day, less studying, more drawing what came to mind, creating characters and worlds and getting my thoughts and feeling onto paper.
I joined deviantART at 15, and the feedback and critique I've gained through sharing my art online has helped a lot in my improvement. I wasn't born with any 'gift', unless you count functioning hands, I learned through practice. My early drawings are just as bad as everyone elses (I keep them as proof) I a
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Light Hunters Feature #84Enjoy some of the recent additions to our galleryLight Hunters Feature #848 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Collection: A Warning In Another's EyesCollection: A Warning In Another's Eyes3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Warning in Another’s Eyes
Stop and Stare
Staring is not the same as intently gazing into another person’s eyes as a manner of communication.
That can be a quite pleasurable experience. Staring into another’ eyes too often presages the delivery of a warning or very bad news. The fixed stare is the facial equivalent of a flashing amber light, indicating you should proceed but only with great caution. Keep that in mind as you peruse t
PE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style Basic notions for drawing heads and facesPE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome back everyone! Today I'm going to teach you the basics of drawing a face. Before I start, I want to clarify that this is the way I do it, but there are a thousand other methods that you can follow, make sure you understand the concepts and apply them the best you can, you don't have to stictly do it like I do, develop your own way and keep on learning!
Many artists suggest using circles to start sketching the head and the body but... I don't use them. I've never used them. I tried using them in the past and it only resulted in messed up lines and strange-looking faces and heads. So I dropped the circles. If you feel comfortable using them, I bow to you and I encourage you to keep using them, but I'm afraid you won't see any circles in my tutorial
Steps, Tips & Tricks when drawing Faces for beginners
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PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingPE: Traditional Shading1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello. This is iDJPanda on the topic of shading!
When I usually start into the shading process of something, I always struggle to see which kind of technique I can use to give the piece of art the type of wow that I want. But just like anything, there are MANY ways to do it! This can help you use different shading techniques for different textures. I'm gonna give you a few different ways you can shade (Try to shake it up! ). If you have any other ways you shade, please feel free to tell me!
One of my favorite, in this technique of shading, you go against what all elementary teachers told you. You scribble! When you shade like this, you'll come out with something that looks like this.
Using circular motions, you generate different shades. Spending more time, swirling makes the certain areas you want darker, and the less you swirl makes the other areas lighter.
Happy National Cat Day!Learn more about National Cat Day.Happy National Cat Day!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cat yoga by katiecandraw
UNICORN SPACE CAT by lora-zombie
Spooky Cats by B1nd1
Cats Cats Cats by TimBeard
Love cat by HannahChapman
Manekineko by danctheduck
Kitten - Painting by MisterSev7n
Gronk Hug by nerdeeart
Your favorite anti-hero feline: Catwoman!
CatWoman by Artgerm
Catwoman by lora-zombie
Catwoman by Artgerm
Catwoman Sideshow Art by Artgerm
Catwoman Cover 51 by AdamHughes
Catwoman Cover 51 by AdamHughes
Catwoman by AdamHughes
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding types1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
Big Hero 6Big Hero 66 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Big Hero 6 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR ROBOT
Sora meets Big Hero 6
On November 7th, Walt Disney Animation Studios will release their first Marvel Comics-originated property, the 3D animated superhero-comedy, Big Hero 6. (Disney bought Marvel in 2009.) The film follows a 14—year—old boy genius in his progress of creating and training a personal robot, just in time to help him and his friends thwart the evil plans of a group of world
40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today marks the release date of How To Train Your Dragon 2. The sequel to the 2010 DreamWorks animation received very positive reviews: an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy some of the deviantART community's tribute to the film.
Curated by madizzlee, Shyree, and me.
Astrid: Not the Face by avatarmiraiAcross the sky by Sabaku-no-hana
Hiccup and Toothless by ZipporaHiccup Cosplay How to train your dragon 2 by liui-aquino
HTTYD: Mistletoe by sharkie19How to make a smile by sorata-sNight Fury by DmitrysHTTYD - Toothless 01 by wynahiros
Toothless httyd by griffsnuff Toothless by LukeFielding
HTTYD: The Final Showdown by AdoobibullTwin4
A Feature :DThis is not an april fool's prank i really love these artworks. So sit back and enjoy!A Feature :D1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The King by Sedeptra
SS for Yuki-k by Harumagai
Words for Her by JaimeIbarra
Thranduil the Woodland King by HRFleur
Year of the Horse by alchemaniac
Bilbo Baggins' Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
As Always She Is Waiting by beckycloonan
Tam Lin by wylielise
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 38:iconfrecklednose124:(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 381 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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Mushroom journey by mirenneArmin attack by mirenne
Black Wednesday Poster by mahogany-poulaineDrawing for a Record Cover by mahogany-poulaine
Inert Nakedness by mahogany-poulainePatterned Cloak by mahogany-poulaine
Mr Cottage by Wolf-SmithSky Taffy by Wolf-Smith
M. Features Volume 9, 2 years of dA! It took so loooonnnngggg but FINALLY! The 9th edition of Mega Monthly features!M. Features Volume 9, 2 years of dA!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
February was also my dA anniversary, I'm a 2 year deviant!
Please FAV this journal so that many can see the beautiful pieces!
A lovely comment could make someone's day!
Firstly features for everyone who participated in the "happyplace collection project"
ProjectPorkchop Vol322:iconfaasnu:ProjectPorkchop Vol3221 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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Witch Concept 1 by ThePurpleSorcererWitch Concept 2 by ThePurpleSorcerer
Watercolor Tutorial FeatureWatercolors are such magical media; you can try to master them but usually they have their own mind and they add little twists to your works without asking. But that’s just a big part of their charm!Watercolor Tutorial Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
However, you can always try to befriend with watercolors and learn how to lure them to show their best sides in your artworks. Here I have collected my favorite tutorials which I have found helpful when learning how to work with watercolors. I wrote few sentences of each tutorial to point out which tips I have found especially useful from that particular tutorial.
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e) f) g)
h) i) j) - Tutorial - watercolor+Gel Pen - by Losenko
a) Great walkthrough showing the painting progress from sketch to finished painting.
A whole packet full of watercolor secrets!
b) Another walkthrough showing tips for blending and a creative way o