Give the Gift of Art ChallengeHow Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art? DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. ifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!More Like This
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The Adoptable Starting GuideAll answers answered by: SugarBooty (:iconsweetbootyMore Like This
Also, please comment if you find this journal helpful!
How do you come up with designs?
Thinking of designs can be very difficult, especially since almost everything has been done before. However, there are still plenty of waves to get your brain-juice flowing for new ideas! The thing is, most artists get inspiration from the following sources:
Google Images (and Pintrest): You might be surprised but it is always a good idea to search up a simple key word you would like your adopt to be based on like, "Panda Hat. " You will get thousands of different types of panda hats. Once your eyes and brain see the possibilities, you will quickly start developing ideas. However, if you dont get any ideas, just search up "Kawaii clothes". There are so many cute things on that web search, its overwhelming. Now, I am not saying copy anything, this is just for inspiration. ONLY INSPIRATION.
Adoptables, Basics for Adoptables ArtistsTwo Steps to StartMore Like This
Create a new account
This is not necessary, per se, but if you have in mind to do more than just one or two sheets of adoptables, it might be a good idea to start a new account. This way you won't spam your watchers' inbox, if they're not interested in adoptables, and you can organize your gallery in a better way.
Be a member of Adoptables Groups
dA is a big community and the sheer amount of new deviations every day makes it hard for your art to be seen. Considering that you just made a new account for your adoptables, you have basically no watchers whatsoever so how can you get the exposure you need to sell your characters? The answer is join Adoptables Groups. By doing this you can do two things, the first is submit your adoptables to their gallery and advertise them, the second is observing the trends, what people like to draw and buy more.
Using HTML on deviantARTMore Like This
Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking.
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place?
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.
Some basic html
Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
Result: Example text
This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen