Smoothing, Sanding, & Buffing Polymer ClaySmoothing, Sanding, and Buffing polymer clay is definately something that you don't hear a lot about in the younger polymer clay community, but it certainly does make your pieces look a lot better in the long run. If you smooth, sand, and buff your clay AND add a layer of varnish - watch out, your pieces will look as bright, beautiful and glossy as a piece of delicious candy.Smoothing, Sanding, & Buffing Polymer Clay5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever noticed that translucent clay really isn't THAT translucent? Well, if you smooth, sand, and buff it - you'll be seeing differently! It really DOES get see-through!
Give these tips a try, and although I can't guarantee that you will get it right the first time, practice makes perfect, and sometimes new techniques take a little getting used to before you find a way that works the best for you.
Smoothing your clay is what you do to your clay before you bake it. Running your fingers along the surface and smoothing out bumps and impurities can work wonders on a piece and give it a ve
commission pricescommission prices11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please feel free to ask for an example of a piece
-please note that if I have started or uploaded the commission I will not accept refunds because although you get your points back I don't get my time back-
Also please send the points before I start or at the least half the price and send the rest when I'm done
30 Digital sketch
50 line art
60 Still icon (+ 15 for background)
Upcoming Book! Winged FantasySince I've received the official go-ahead to announce the project I've been working on, here it is! My first book, titled "Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures" will be available in July through IMPACT books!Upcoming Book! Winged Fantasy7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is the big project I was working on from the summer into autumn, that I couldn't quite say anything about until now :D Here are a few sneak peeks at the art that will be inside the book:
In this book, I show how to paint winged fantasy creatures, including dragons, pegasi, gryphons, hippogryphs, and various fantasy winged animals. Though watercolor is the main medium, there are sections in the front to tell you how to include other media, such as colored pencil, ink and graphite. It will be available nationwide in bookstores and in art and craft stores that sell art instructional books, as well as online on sites such as Amazon.
I'll make m
April GiveawayThe WinnersApril Giveaway4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to Nepesi, you were selected as the winner for the 3 month Premium Membership!
Riarri, TsukikoTakahashi, and Lawlawruu won the cake badges!
Welcome to GiveALlamaGetALlama's monthly giveaway, where each month we give a 3 month premium membership and cake badges to a few lucky deviants. If you would like to participate, please read all the information below. At the bottom is a like to our Giveaway FAQs, we suggest you read that before asking any questions!
You do not need to be a member of this group to win or participate.
You must be a member of deviantArt for at least six (6) months.
You must not have an active premium membership in order to win the premium membership prize.
You must have given a minimum of 500 llama badges.
You must have given more llama badges than received.
You must favorite this journal in order to participate.
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Feature #1Hello Everyone!Feature #13 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's time for a new feature! I really like to share these works with you and I hope you enjoy them!
Give me love... by CrisestepArt seasons come and go by umbatman
Some love for my watchers! Feature #1[EDIT: Finishes tomorrow]Some love for my watchers! Feature #11 month ago in Personal More Like This
Since I have such a wonderful group of watchers, I thought I'd do something nice for you guys~
I'm gonna feature some of yo' arts. This time it's about YOU! Because those of you who frequently comment and fav my artwork make me happy. <3
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS: Fav this journal!
And I'll go to your page and pick an artwork to feature in this journal! Woo! This is only for those who watch me. If you don't watch me, I won't feature your artworks. However, you're still welcome to fav the journal! Maybe you'll discover some great new artwork, aye?
Off you go! Fav away~
Shimeji DownloadsHere are some download links for Shimeji~!Shimeji Downloads4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But please, try to use Google? He doesn't bite. And sheesh. Fine. No jokes. =3=
BUT REALLY. Before you er...cry about a shimeji because It's not listed, please don't cry about it. IMAGINE HOW MANY CHARACTERS ARE THERE IN THE ANIME WORLD THAT GOT SHIMEJI-IZED.
Maybe the character you asked is not yet released/made.
Updates so far:
**ADDED KATEKYOU HITMAN REBORN, SOUTH PARK AND MORE
September 30, 2010
Added Spain and Prussia Shimeji
October 2, 2010
Added Italy, Canada, Version 2: Russia and...:iconcoolfaceplz:
October 3, 2010
Added Finland added Czech-tan; Added America Version 2 and Latvia; Added Chibas and Fella; added Germany; Added Canada Version 2
October 4, 2010
Added more Non-Hetalia Shimeji and Poland Shimeji; Changed Xanxus' download link.**
October 10, 2010
Added Sealand, Luxembourg, Roxas, and Vexen.
December 1, 2010
Promised not to post jokes.
Ranted for a bit.
[Tip: use Alt+F to find a specific Shimeji.]
Architecture P.1Architecture P.19 months ago in Personal More Like This
Warsaw streets by GreeGWOld Cottage by GreeGW
Design Sketch for House #56 by Built4everDesign Sketch for House #152 by Built4ever
Dinan III by micorlDay in Venice by GreeGWGolden Terraces by GreeGW
Willa pod Jedlami by Mast1
Architecture2 by tomschmid
Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed!This article is part of projecteducate's second Community Week, please don't forget to check the rest of the articles and the contest happening this week! If you have any questions about polymer clay or this article please don't hesitate to ask.Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
From time to time polymer clay neophytes ask me what tips I can give them to help them improve their craft. In my previous article I already wrote about what kind of clays, tools and techniques can be used, but materials can only take you so far. Although they are helpful, I've seen people creating masterpieces with nothing but homemade clay and practically no tools. After all, clay, tools and resources don't create a masterpiece, you do.
I realized eventually that there's three invaluable and essential things you'll need if you want to succeed as a polymer clay artist. In fact, I think they're needed for all forms of a
Hey Guys. Have you've seen the new TMNT yet?SPOILERS for people who didn't watch the new episode yet.Hey Guys. Have you've seen the new TMNT yet?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I feel sad about what happened because of what happened to April's dad and April are mad at the guys I'm getting a feeling that she's going to be mad for quite a while. It breaks my heart because I feel sorry for Kirby, I sad that April is upset, and now she's mad at the guys. What do you guys think?
:.Inspiring Animals - Feature.:I'm always looking around on the net and in my books in search of good animal photos, for studying anatomy and for inspiration. Sometimes I come across some truly amazing, awe inspiring photos and I really wanted to share some of them with you! Please have a look and don't forget to if you like what you see!:.Inspiring Animals - Feature.:2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Posing frog by melvynyeo Greetings from the land of Ice by woxys The King by Kendra-Paige Scar 01 by Alannah-Hawker Gracefully II by MyLifeThroughTheLens Hypnoteyes by thrumyeye Canine sunset by Wordup We were never just instincts by DoggyStajl <
Contest. 3000 points to win!Hello everybody! Today is the first anniversary of my "Monstrograd" group. So yeah, I've decided to hold a contest.Contest. 3000 points to win!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
What you have to do:
It will be a simple “draw my OC” contest. You must draw at least one of the following characters. It's as simple as that.
However, entries that have good poses or unique character interaction are much more likely to win than a drawing of one character standing straight.
There is some information in the description with basic personalities and bios for each character.
My story, "Monstrograd", is telling about a closed town, turned into a reservation for all of the non-human intelligent beings, where they could live in peace with human kind. The main characters are from "Frankenstein" universe(book, not the movie), there's three of them. The last now-living descendant of the Frankenstein family. The canonic monster(who feels the inescapa
Truth about Karai - story boardI found one story board about Karai and Shredder and about the truth of her father. But some people say it is not a real story board. All i have is this from tumblr. From the drawing style i can say it really might not be real, but lets just check it anywayTruth about Karai - story board2 months ago in Personal More Like This
July's Artisan Craft Monthly ChallengeIt's time for a brand new challenge! This month you guys voted for our theme to be Animals. Show us your best crafted beasties for a chance to win prizes!July's Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Stay tuned for Brookette's winner announcement for last month!
ETA: Since everyone keeps asking, the theme encompasses only real animals. This means only animals that do or have existed on this planet with conclusive evidence. Extinct creatures from any period are fine (dinosaur, thylacine, black rhino... the time period of the extinction is no matter). However this doesn't include mythical creatures, cryptids, alien species or fictional beasts. We've had plenty of themes for mythical beasties in the past.
The theme for July is "Animals".
Artisan Crafts and/or Traditional > Sculpture only!Join #
Cel-Shading tutorialHello!Cel-Shading tutorial3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I was trying to get a different look in Photoshop using a 3D render as a base and I thought the result was pretty interesting. Here is a walk through!
Starts in ZBrush for the sculpt, then keyshot for render, then Photoshop for composition.
LML AnthologyHey fellow Tcestors,LML Anthology3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have good news for you:
A new Pairing-Fanbook has just been released!
Leonardo & Michelangelo Pairing Anthology
☆ Love Me ☆
The LML Anthology contains Illustrations, Comics and short stories focusing on the more-than-brotherly relationship between Leo and Mikey.
The rating is MATURE as it also contains explicit sexual situations. ADULTS ONLY!
Download the PDF for free!
The Anthology can be accessed via the Procest Archive. To access the Procest Archive, please email the admin at email@example.com. Include your dA-name so we can confirm your membership to this group.
And check out the participants art-pages if you like what you see, make sure they feel loved~
Also a huge “Thank You!” to all the awesome people who contributed and helped me realizing this project
Art Raffle Time! (Closed)Hi guys, I've decided to celebrate my time here so far on Da and my new premium membership a with raffle! Since spring has made me very generous I'm doing this!Art Raffle Time! (Closed)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Two lucky winners will be chosen among the participants!
The Prizes are!:
Two lucky winners will receive a free commission from me of any character they desire, with a simple back ground!
So here's how to enter!
just fav this journal!
And that's it, nothing else required!
The winners will be announced on May 1st, U.S Time so you have until then to join! I will give the winners a note with further details.
Here are so example so you know what you're expecting!
Sculpting Tutorial LinksFor the full list of links and updates please visit http://sculptingtutorials.blogspot.com/Sculpting Tutorial Links5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Armature Tutorial by Chuck Needham
Armature Tutorial by Wayne 'The Dane' Hansen
Creating a Maquette Armature AND...
Stop Motion Puppet Armature by :iconsculpturalmyth:
Sculpey/Polymer Clay Tutorials
Sculpey Creature Sculpt Tuts by Peter Konig aka Smellybug
Savage Dragon Sculpey Bust Tutorial by Clayburn Moore - Official Site http://www.csmoorestudio.com/
Sculpey Tutorials by the Shiflett Brothers - Official Site http://shiflettbroth
How I watercolor with little artistic knowledgeHow I watercolor with little artistic knowledge3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to my journal! Main reason I'm doing this is to test out a cool CSS thing! Because I love to waste time like that. But then, since I have not made a WIP journal in a while, I thought, "why not? Especially since I realized I have never done a painting WIP series, only for my splatter ink ones. Now I see why - when you're working with watercolor, everything dries so fast!
Even so, here it is! I'm going to try to give some hints or tips, especially for beginners. But first thin you should know is that I don't work professionally. At all. I'm really messy and I'm always covered in ink afterwards. Furthermore, as seen above, I have to edit my paintings a bit before I post them, because I don't have a scanner. Generally, I take photographs during the day, when I can get the best lighting.
I hope you enjoy! Feel free to ask any more questions in the comments!
Before you watercolor, good things to have on hand:
Paintbrushes - many sizes; soft ones are the best, in my
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam
Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
RachelErica's TMNT Origins Contest!Hello fellow TMNT fans!RachelErica's TMNT Origins Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So lately I've noticed a growing interest in origins fan fictions among the TMNT community here on DA and also a bit on FF as well. Thus came the inspiration to try out this little idea for an origins fic contest!
Definition of Origins Fic: For those who aren't sure what an origins fic is, an origins fic is a writer's unique interpretation of the turtle family's origin, or in other words, how it all began and got started when they were mutated.
The 2k12 series established how it began fairly well in Rise of The Turtles, but that doesn't mean we can't get creative with how things may have gone just before, during, and after the mutation. This is how this will work...
Must Work With Criteria Given By the 2k12 Series (Nothing AU):
You do not necessarily have t
Double plush pony give away!Hey everypony! As promised it's give away time for my 500 watcher give away!Double plush pony give away!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well.. I thought alot about what kind of plush I should choose.. because the poll was erm.. ya.. not very helpful xD
I decided to give you two different chances to win!
First Prize: Winner's OC pony in my new cuddly pattern!
Second Prize: Chibi pony in costume (surprise)
international shipping included!
How to enter?
You have to be my watcherYou have to write a journal about this give awayYou have to fav this journalYou have to draw a picture of my OC Stellar Crystal (every medium allowed). You may NOT use bases or trace other peoples' art – I want to see your own originality! (pictures about nightmare night, christmas, spring and so on are very welcome!)You have to comment this journal (with picture link + jour
GIRAFFEBROOARY CONTEST! [CLOSED]AS OF JUNE 2014 THE WINDOW FOR MAKING MORE GIRAFFAROOS IS CLOSED.GIRAFFEBROOARY CONTEST! [CLOSED]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE READ ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. EVEN THE LINKED MATERIAL.
Top 25 will have their character for free!
All entries can make their design(s) official by paying 7.50 usd and you'll get a mini drawing of it!
Please read the Terms of Service - Original Species.
Contest entries must be listed below.
Comment here you wish to participate in this event.
If you do not win and you don't wish to keep your roo, you cannot sell, trade, redistribute in any fashion.
You must write it under "speculative design/contest entry", scrap/stash or delete it.
The fee is to buy the permission to partial IP as in the ToS states!
IMPORTANT: You cannot participate if you aren't listed in this journal!! I'll be checking each and every acc
500.000 KIRIBAN500.000 KIRIBAN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Kiriban set to 500.000 pageviews
Independent Game Projects with my sister
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