Creative Craft Challenge: Paper macheWeekly updateCreative Craft Challenge: Paper mache in Personal More Like This
[EDIT: Added a few more awesome submissions!]
So sorry this is late, everyone, it's been a crazy week! Anyways, we've had a couple more submissions this week, check them out:
Cool stuff! Don't forget, you have until next Wednesday to submit your paper mache crafts if you want to be eligible for Member of the Month! If you don't finish before the end of the month, you can still submit your craft- just comment here or send a note to me or the group with a link to your submission so I can add it.
We have our first submissions! Check it out:
Seems this has been a week for masks! Anyways, I'm looking forward to seeing some more submissions before the end of the month! See you next week. ^_^
Hey everyone! No submissions to this month's challenge yet. I hope to see some submissions soon- remember, you have until the end of January to submit your p
Creative Craft Challenge: Modular OrigamiFriday updateCreative Craft Challenge: Modular Origami in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, there were no new submissions for the Challenge this week! Next week we'll be starting a new challenge, but if you'd like to submit some origami still, send it to me before the end of March and I'll add it for you.
OneTwo last submission(s)!]
Be sure to check out all the great origami from previous updates, if you haven't already!
We've had some really creative submissions for this month's challenge- I can't wait to see some more! Take a look:
Also, we've got another great tutorial, by oasiaris- check it out! It's on how to make a swan, but it also has a lot of great hints that can help you to make your own designs.
That's it for now, see you all next week!
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Creative Craft Challenge: Paper CuttingWeekly updateCreative Craft Challenge: Paper Cutting in Personal More Like This
Wow! This month's challenge has had some really fabulous submissions! Check out the latest:
If you've still got some paper cutting in the works, you can still submit it- just comment here or drop a note to me or the group to let me know, and I'll add it. Also, if you've got any suggestions for future challenges, please let me know! I'd love to be able to feature your favorite crafts as a challenge.
Hey everyone! The folder is up now (scroll down for the link), so you can start adding your work if you haven't already.
We've got a couple of more submissions this week, and they're looking pretty awesome!
Remember, you've got a little more than a week to get your submissions in for this month, and next month will be a new challenge!
You may have noticed by now that the folder for this month's
Info about stolen artworksHiya!Info about stolen artworks in Deviant Events More Like This
So I'm sure some of you had their artworks stolen at one point, posted on facebook, used in a magazine, used in the making of a site, etc. Most of the times you don't know how to react or just don't care if it's of a small importance. But what if you really want to have your artwork removed?
I've just stumbled across this, did anyone know about it?
Btw, it's not a scam, nor spam; I've found it in a photography forum and thought I should share if anyone's interested
The wellness of your camera sensorHow many of you remove the sensor dust from your digital camera's sensor on a regular basis? Sometimes, services can be expensive or you just don't have time to take your cameras to be checked and cleaned whenever it needs to.The wellness of your camera sensor in Art Features More Like This
Here are some tips on how you can spot the dust on your camera sensor effectively and how to remove it.
Checking your sensor.
Shooting the test image
Start off by setting your ISO to the lowest (normal) range, for example 100 for Canon and 200 for Nikon;The test shot has to be completely out of focus, so go ahead and manual focus to infinity on a piece of paper OR to close focus for the sky;Now it's time to set the aperture. It's usually okay to set your aperture at f/22, that way all the spots are well defined and ready to lift off! What lens to use? Usually something like a teleph
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 3Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics 3 in Art Features More Like This
I'm back with writing my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while Now I also edited journal skin, so it'll be more appropriate for "Photoshop tips" Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Making selections, Customizing brush, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke. In this tutorial I used my painting Came From Hell, just to show you few things.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be differ
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies in Art Features More Like This
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
MMD Animation: A method to the madness.MMD Animation: A method to the madness. in Deviant Events More Like This
So as it turned out someone wrote the following message to me:
nah, i gave up on it ages ago... its not only hard but also frustrating and depressing... approx. 1 month for 1 min motion duration = got burned-out before i'd even finish it... so i raise up my hands in the air and just retire... don't have any spare time to make it. still have life and work to do after all... ahahaha...
Now this is not the first time I've seen something like this written and so I felt it would be a nice idea to write down the method that I use to do my animation work.
First off, to save you alot of time, this is not a tutorial on computer animation. There are plenty of excellent tutorials around on this topic all over the Internet. Rather this article gives you a method; specifically mine; on how to approach the process of producing animation. So if you're looking for a "How to" guide, this is not it.
Before anything else, let me categorically sta
MMD and Cyber-BullyingMMD and Cyber-Bullying in Art Features More Like This
So one morning I was going through my DA messages and there was one from deviant RaikuHoshigami with a rather interesting proposition. Basically, he suggested that I write an article on "Cyber-Bullying" as it pertains to MMD.
He raised some really interesting points with respect to this subject and in a nutshell these were all points that affect many of us here on DA who are MMDers, either directly or indirectly. Especially since outside of Japan, many MMDers are exactly in the demographic groups most likely to be affected by "Cyber-Bullying"; namely those who are in their pre-teen and teens. There are also instances to my direct knowledge where some who are in their early 20s have been negatively impacted in their experiences with MMD by others on DA. So, this is a subject worth visiting in a little more depth.
So what we will do here are the following:
(And I'm afraid we can only touch the subject in this article briefly as i
3D AnimeWARNING: YOU MIGHT want to turn your Sound DOWN or OFF before watching any video, that is all .3D Anime in Personal More Like This
Click this http://usms.ws/ to go to main page to find the Tex version of this video .
Anime Head Tutorial:
Anime Hair Tutorial:
Anime Eye Texture Tutorial:
More Anime Hair:
Zbrush Anime Sculpt:
Do you want to make your own 3D Anime models?Just trying to help the people that want to make stuff in 3d but are confused on where to start fromDo you want to make your own 3D Anime models? in Personal More Like This
3d modeling program (Free) (Let me know if you know of anymore free modeling programs)
DAZ 3D Free until 04/30/2012
Please ._. TRY to make your OWN models from nothing if you pick Daz as your program of choice
Don't Have Photo Shop to texture your Models? (Free):
Tutorials to get you Started (Blender) (Free):
i recommend Looking at this one first:
Get started with blender
This seams to be most peoples problem with learning blender " Hot keys " so i put this new link in, this is old but should still help you.
Coloring WalkthroughJust wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.Coloring Walkthrough in Personal More Like This
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:
Styles of coloring:
Colouring tutorial by Red-Priest-Usada CG - meago's way by meago TUTORIAL: Digital Paint in PS by Etoli Coloring_the_TOTMO_WAY3 by totmoartsstudio2 Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty +:Color Tutorial:+ by MrEdison Just a big Photoshop Tutorial by B1nd1 A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 1 by joulee Tutorial - CG Ver.2 by shilin Stylized Portrait Painting by thundercake Cancer step by step by meago Process of Doom by shilin Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Walkthroug: Gate to Heaven by Dea-89 :thumb165
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
Site Update: Google Analytics for Premium MembersIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Google Analytics for Premium Members in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Google Analytics For Your Profile (New Premium Feature)
Premium Members can now use Google Analytics to get meaningful insight about the traffic to their deviantART Profile! Using our new Google Analytics integration, you can access comprehensive statistics about your audience, traffic, and art.
Here's just a sample of some of the stats you can see:
Traffic charts, graphs, and statistics by dateTraffic demographics (geographic locations, languages...)Visitor stats (new
A Guide to Effective TaggingA new method to promote and discover art has been released to the community in the form of Tags! When submitting art, adding relevant tags to your deviations will help viewers discover art of interest to them and give your work more exposure.A Guide to Effective Tagging in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
You can add tags based on a variety of things, be it subject matter, themes, medium used, fandom, or anything else you feel is important.
Use these tips to make the most of tags and help your art to find its audience:
Keep it simple. The less complicated the tag, the easier your art is to discover.
Be specific. If you take a picture of a rose, tagging it as #flower, while correct, won’t get your art as much attention as tagging it #rose will. You can, of course, tag both.
Tag efficiently. If your art is based on Lord of the Rings, tag it #LordOfTheRings and/or #lotr. You don’t need to tag every combination — t
EXERCISE 21: GoldenHow Exercises work and how can I participate?EXERCISE 21: Golden in Personal More Like This
On Mondays we will create a new exercise with a new topic and goal with either a 1 week or 2 week goal.The community will submit their own work along with myself and provide feedback or tips on the submissions.On Friday, March 21st THIS post will be updated with the new images and any learning tips and techniques learned along the way.How can I participate? – Read the exercise challenge below and submit your image via the “Submit Image” button below.
Exercise 21 (E21) – Golden
EXERCISE: To create the appearance of Gold on 6 different subject matters.
Two (2) Week Drawing Exercise!
You can use gold on many different materials and surfaces from a go
Exercise 19: BraidingTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILSExercise 19: Braiding in Personal More Like This
EXERCISE: Create 5 examples of braiding on the given worksheet
Braiding is more than just a hairstyle for girls. Braiding refers to the overlapping and look of intersecting strands whether it be hair, leather, chain link, etc. This is a simple exercise one you understand the way different strands lay over each other. This isn’t to say men can’t have braids either. Look at the Lord of the Ring movies for example, and how they treat braids on male characters. The “look” of braiding can also be found in armor, clothing, and accessories. It is a simple yet basic skill to have at your disposal.
What should you look at for doing this exercise?
What “trick” you will use to remember how to place the braids. Either remember the zig-zig in the m
Knowledge is Out There, Grasp It!EDIT 2/13/14:Knowledge is Out There, Grasp It! in Art Features More Like This
Due to a few concerns that I'm overgeneralizing through my use of the word ignorant, I wanted to amend some things:
1. This journal was not written out of a pretentious attitude, in fact it's quite the opposite. I feel the need to share knowledge, and I do whenever I can. I could never be upset with those who truly do not know where to start when it comes to enriching their minds.
2. This journal is not about lording knowledge above those who do not yet possess it.
3. This journal is not about bashing someone for the barriers that can impede or prevent their desire or ability to absorb new information.
4. I do not encourage people to "just Google it," that is why resources are listed at the bottom.
5. If you would like to contribute a resource, please link it in your comments.
I’ve been hearing the phrase “I don’t know what ____ is” a lot as of late and it’s been a little irksome, and here’s why: we are currently living in
Marketing Materials For ArtistsEDIT: Well butter my biscuits, some of my gifs disappeared into the interwebs. I'll remedy this soon!Marketing Materials For Artists in Art Features More Like This
It’s no secret that us artists aren’t great at selling ourselves. The creative process is so much work it’s easy to assume that your work will be able to sell itself. Sometimes it can, but that’s not usually the case. Even if you aren’t interested in going commercial with your career (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with going that route), it is important have professional materials to present to clients, employers and galleries. If you aren’t interested in being “full time” with selling your artwork, I think it would still be good to consider putting together marketing materials as a means of creating good client relations.
This journal will include a number of things you may need in marketing yourself, but also if you are applying to art schools or for various jobs in art. I would also like to note that you d
101 of Portfolio Building: 01 INK SEQUENTIALSLike many starting their inking careers (and this applies equally to pencilers and colourists), we tend to focus on inking the big money shots – splash pages, cover images, pin ups, single page images: they’re dramatic, iconic, they’re statement pieces and they quickly grab attention, not to mention they’re prime candidates for generating cash via art prints.101 of Portfolio Building: 01 INK SEQUENTIALS in Personal More Like This
Many artists fill their portfolio and galleries with these single image pages and why wouldn’t they? They’re so much more fun to do! But comics are not made up of single image pages, they’re made up of sequential pages.
Inking sequentials is a different ball game to inking single page images and editors need to see you can handle the demands of sequential pages.
So what do sequentials tell editors that splash pages don’t?
Consistency – this is without doubt the crux of the matter. As mentioned, comics are made up of sequential pages: panel after panel across page after p
101 of Portfolio Building: 02 KNOWN VS UNKNOWNIn this part on Portfolio Building we’ll be talking about why you should ink known artists for your portfolio.101 of Portfolio Building: 02 KNOWN VS UNKNOWN in Personal More Like This
However, before I can begin to go into that, I need to cover the important subject of why inking your own pencils is a no-no.
Inking Your Own Pencils
This point applies mainly to the bigger publishers, especially if you're applying purely as an inker. I've heard this criteria time and time again from the portfolio reviewers and editors: never show inks over your own pencils. But why?
The most obvious answer is because you're not applying for penciling work, you're applying for inking work and you won't be inking over yourself on the job. Whatever value there is in your pencils becomes a mute point. It is a common saying (I've heard so many pro's say this regarding inking), that the best inkers are also very good pencilers in their own right. But that won't be the basis on which you're hired as an inker.
That of course means you need to