Drawing ResourcesHey people,
I started this journal because I had been dissatisfied with my art skills so since May 28, 2011, I've been on the hunt for material to help me out. PLEASE NOTE: This journal gets UPDATED! So check back every few months or so for anything new! And if you find something useful, please suggest it! If you have your own collection of resource links, please share them! And if you're browsing this list and encounter a site link that no longer works, let me know.
ANNOUNCEMENT! My journal is becoming too big. So soon in the future, I will be making a PART 2 to this journal. Some of these sections will be moved there, and the ones left behind will be expanded upon!!! Please continue to leave suggestions. Let me know what has helped you out. I would love to know.
So far I've found these sites helpful:
01. Get Better at Drawing Just some helpful tips.
ICON CONTEST EDITEdit: Have some more points now to give away, and seeing so many entries, im adding two new cathegories you can win in.More Like This
8D I love icons, I love them so much *squirlms* So why not do a icon contest for them icon/pixel artists out there!
No bases allowed sorry. It has to be entierly your work.
Crisp pixel lines have a higher chance of winning.
You can do with or without background, that is up to you.
Choose one of my animal characters for the contest http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
(snuffen and jonston has their own folders)
You can enter as many times as you want.
I will judge four diffrent parts, animated and non animated, Headshots and group icons. ( All these still needs to be 50x50, so if you are doing a group icon, all characters needs to be inside that spot, or it will count as seperate icons.
Post your entries in this journal
Cup contest 2012 | 4196 :points: | winners!Sorry that it took more than a day, but I was hoping for a more clear second and third place. Anyway these are the entries that won!More Like This
First place: 2000 + 3 month PM or 636
.: Smiley Cup :. by Pure-Poison89
Second place: 1000
Strawberry cup by So-ghislaine
Third place: 500
Half Empty or Half Full? by ajnataya
I will give you all your price now <3 Congrats!
And thanks for the people who voted in the poll
EDIT13jan2013: The cup contest ended yesterday. It was quite hard to decide (believe me ), but I made a decision for the final poll based on:
1. originality, concept
Thank you all for your participation
These 10 entries made it to the final.
J-1 DRAWING CONTEST - 13 ENTRIES!♔FRANÇAIS♔More Like This
Zen: Hey! Dans un mois, c'est la fin du monde... Enfin, il paraît! Ça vous tente un petit coucours de dessin éclair sur le thème...
La fin du monde!
Zen: Comme le 1er concours c'était super bien passé, je me suis dis qu'on pourrait remettre ça avec un super sujet!
Dessinez VOTRE interprétation de la fin du monde avec un ou plusieurs personnages d'Ephemeral. Vous êtes complètement libre sur le sujet!
Ex: Pour la fin du monde, moi, je vois:
Nii: Les conditions sont les mêmes que pour le précédent concours?
Zen: Moui! Deux gagnants seront choisis par June, Shin et quelques amis encore (parce qu'à deux, c'est trop dur).
Nii: Et y'a combien de temps pour faire tout ça?
Zen: Jusqu'à la date fatidique, voyons! Abel?
Zen: AVANT LE 21.12.2012 \O/ Donc, je résume:
SUJET: La fin du monde.
TYPE: Concours de dessin (fanfics, photographies non inclues).
REGLE: Un personnage - ou plus! - d'Ephemeral doit apparaître sur le dessin.
DATE DE R
Another Fast contest 8DThis time it is totally up to you which character of mine you draw!More Like This
To see the folder with them all click http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
All the characters are sorted in folders.
- Draw only one of my character per entry
- you can enter as many times as you want
- Draw them being outside in a Fall/Autumn enviroment
- Needs to have colors
What would they look like, what would they wear or how would they act during fall? 8D this is all up to you! If you want to design them a fall version you can, if you want to give them acessories like scarfs and so you can aswell! maybe some get uber fluffy, or some have gone to sleep during winter. You decide!
Draw my characters the way you want to, I love it when people draw my characters in their own style!
I will be judging on how well the character fit into its env
Short contest! Huge prizeSo I wanted to give away the rest of my points that I had left from the previous contest. So Im going to make a challenging short contest this time!More Like This
- Draw the following characters under.
- They need to be in an enviroment doing something together
(can be whatever aslong as they are not just sitting there or standing there)
- Challenge yourself on backgrounds and poses and shading.
Characters you will be drawing
You have to include them all and no one else.
You can also find more picture of them in my galleryfolder animal characters.
I will judge on effort and creativity of the chosen idea. 50/50
Its all up to you what you end up making them do, and you cannot write a story to explain the picture, try to make the picture explain itself.
1st place - 3000
Job Offer / July FeatureThe July Art Feature is up! Please favorite and/or comment on the article; your name will then be entered into a raffle to choose the deviants who get spots in the next article. If you are going to comment, though, please be relevant and comment upon the art and featured deviants.More Like This
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NEMU-RULES is looking for someone to create a custom journal skin. Info here: http://nemu-rules.deviantart.com/journal/looking-for-some-one-to-make-a-me-journal-skin-308556233
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Deviants In Immediate Need
"I'm currently accepting some trades, but I'm very very picky. Money is necessary because I'm permanently disabled, my husband is a waiter, and we're really behind on our bills."
Contest: Theme, Prizes and Rules.ThemeMore Like This
The theme of the contest is "Family".
"A Family in harmony will prosper in everything." Chinese Proverb
On wikipedia, we can find this definition: "... a Family is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence.
In AllArtSupport we like to think that we are a family too. A family is about more than being related; is about being there when one needs you, is about feeling good only thinking about the ones you Care of.
This time, the contest we're holding has a deep meaning because many around us, possibly even us, sometimes forget what "Family" truly means or how important it is and we'd really like to make you all think more about it. This is all about reminding and celebrating the Family values.
Black dA Laptop Messenger. OR 1 Year Premium Membersh
SUMMER CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDEDTHE DEADLINE IS JULY 7TH. TODAY. PLEASE, IF YOU ARE STILL WORKING ON YOUR ENTRY, GET IT DONE FOR TODAY.More Like This
Co-mods :iconfireofanubis: and :iconenaxn: here to give this group an extra boost of excitement with a summer art contest!
Crack out the sun hats and shades guys! We have a fun theme and totally fancy-pants prizes to offer!
EDIT 1: I HAVE ADDED A 'SUMMER CONTEST' FOLDER. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES THERE!
Ok! So the theme of this contest is Summer!
There are far too many single-character pictures out there, and what is better about the summer than hanging out in the holidays with your friends and family?
The challenge is this, we want you to draw one of YOUR fantasy feline characters interacting with one of (or both of!) the group mascots Zack and Switchback!
This is your chance to flex those creativity muscles and see how you can uniquely combine a Summer theme with some character interactions!
GOOD example: Zack juggling or
500 points giveaway!Hello!More Like This
How are you?
I'll give away 500 points to 5 random people.
All you have to do to enter the contest is favourite this journal, and the winners will be decided randomly from the list of favourites.
Every winner will get 100 points.
Click fav and wait until 21. March 2012.
You may win 100 points...maybe not...it's worth a shot!!
HEARTS OF LOVE contest (updated rules)Shorter version of the rules.More Like This
HEARTS OF LOVE CONTEST
Organized by :iconFallenangelgm:
Judges: :iconFallenAngelGM: & :iconHaganenochibisan:
What is it about?
A fanart contest with the characters of our manga project HEART OF WILDFIRE with the main theme of LOVE, ROMANCE & PASSION. ANYONE CAN JOIN!
1st prize: 150$ USD
2nd prize: 75$ USD
3rd prize: 24-Month Premium Subscription
4th prize: 12-Month Premium Subscription
5th prize: 1500 points
A 3-Month Premium will be given to 10 entries as HONORABLE MENTIONS
NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED: NO LIMIT
DEADLINE: APRIL 14TH 2012, 11:59PM (GMT -5H00) (it's been extended)
1) Join/watch the group :iconHeart-of-Wildfire:, you’ll have to if you want to upload your art and have updates about the contest.
2) Draw/make an art using either one, a few, or all of these following characters in a love-themed picture:
Tips to improve our artwork♣ Hard working - constantly practice even when we don't want to draw.More Like This
♣ Learning from others artists - no matter who is it, from beginner to master, we can always learn something from them.
♣ Learning from audience - carefully consider comments from other people, their opinions are valuable.
♣ Accept our own weak points - though it is so hurtful, look for them - try improving them instead.
♣ Always be a beginner - there are many things beyond than we have ever realized. Let's open our mind and learn new stuff.
♣ Don't waste your time on choosing tools - choose the appropriate materials - what we like the most is the perfect one.
♣ Only taking a break but don't give up - there are numerous obstacles that await for us in this path - confront and fight them!
♣ Basics are the most important part- then we can adapt to anything we want.
♣ Believe in ourselves - self-esteem needs to be added to ingredient in our work.
♣ Not only know
Art DiscussionI had a whole rant written out about what it takes to become instantly popular on DA, but I realized I was being PMSy, so I'll simply ask you guys your opinion instead.More Like This
Answer honestly. I don't really believe that the main component is talent tbh. Some, yes. But there's more to it than that. So what do you think it is?
Contest -- N E W D E A D L I N E !! 13 MAYMore Like This
CONTEST TIME !
I make a drawing contest with :iconRavenPhantomhive: .
There will be not one theme - we want to give you some free hand
First - you have to CHOOSE ONE of the following SET of objects and use them as your theme.
Then- you HAVE TO use 2 ( or 3-4 if you want ) objects from this set on your drawing
SET 1: shell * gate * broom * DVD
SET 2: ladybug * clock * playing-card * window
SET 3: fish * watermelon * gun * cable/ line
SET 4: key * toadstool * glass * bell
Use your IMAGINATION!
We are looking for something with creativity It could be abstraction .
Don`t use these objects in the most common place for them ( for example "apple"- don`t put it on tree)
Plz Accounts UpdatesYup! I made another plz account. not one, not two, but three plz accounts! and if you call now.... SHUT UP! XDMore Like This
I kept on saying how much it sucks to use my mouse, well last week I finally got myself a tablet and that's the reason why I got hooked up in drawing just about anything! and this week seems like it's all about making plz accounts!
It makes for good practice anyway, so it's ok.. :iconorzplz:
Enjoy my poorly made accounts~
Drawing Resources, Sharing is caring!Though I would share some cool tutorials I found. This place has got some pretty boss tutorials made by pros http://www.imaginefx.com/02287754330326480692/workshops.html you can download them in pdf formMore Like This
Also found some resources. Lots of people ask me where I get my brushed and tones and what not..I don't actually remember where I got the tones since I got them 3-4 years ago and I make my own Photoshop brushes but I did find some cool stuff while browsing for new stuff.
Comic book text http://www.idrawdigital.com/2010/03/download-fonts-for-comic-book-lettering/
There are lots of great brushes right here on DA. Here are a few of my favs;
Also love all these brushes http://concept-on-mac.deviantart.com/gallery/1033022
Gesture practise http://lovecastle.org/draw/
and lastly..textures! for all your free texture nee
Summer Contesti have officially started my summer contestMore Like This
the contest is to draw any of my original characters in a summer situation. whether at a pool, beach, outside, or eating ice cream.
as long as it has a summer feel and at least 1 of my original characters it will count. if you like you can add your own original or and already existing character in there. just be sure to give proper credit.
if you want to know my originals just check the gallery http://cargirl64.deviantart.com/gallery/34451619
any and all originals are allowed to be included. it doesn't have to be in color if you don't want it to be.
also for those of you who don't like the original characters i have i will be willing to still accept your picture if it has one of your original females. this may seem odd or unfair but i love girls more than guys in swim wear and plus it is a way to make sure everyone can join.
i hope to see alot of entries. i warn you now if i get less than 5 people who enter i will cancel the contest.
Icon! CLOSEDIf you'd like to help with judging, please note me. (: If you entered, you cannot judge (obviously). x)More Like This
Prizes: Since this is our first contest, we haven't much to offer yet!
100 points from xxaceofhearts
A feature on the front page of the group
Your icon will be the groups!
Full colored chibi from xxaceofhearts
50 points from xxaceofhearts
An honorable mention on the front page of the group
25 points from xxaceofhearts
An honorable mention on the front page of the group.
Improvement CONTEST! Deadline: 15th of MARCH!!!Hello my dear watchers!More Like This
I decided to hold a little contest for my fellow watchers.
The theme is: "Improvement"
Task: You should redraw one of your deviation and you should upload the new one, using the "draw this again meme. You can find it here: http://bampire.deviantart.com/art/Meme-Before-and-After-177759508
RULES and FAQ's:
1. Who can participate? Only my fellow watchers.
2. How old drawing can I redraw? The drawing should be uploaded to DA after the 2010 Jan-2011 dec. 31.
3. Deadline is? The deadline is the 15th of March.
4. I'm ready, what should I do? Upload to DA, use the meme and send me anote or comment this article with the link of you picture.
5. My art sucks what shoul I do? Participate and show us how much did you improve. I'm waiting for any levels also for begginners.
6. Judges? I will pick up at least 6 entries and the final judges will be a vote. My choose will be about the level of improvement and not the current quality! But please don't pick up a
How to get started with Pixel ArtLately I have frequently been asked what programs I use for pixeling and/or animating and also in general how I go about it. Now I currently don't have the time to create a tutorial of my own but I figured until I will be able to do so I could at least give you some helpful tips and link you to some tutorials made by others.More Like This
About the programs I use
I do pretty much all the pixeling itself in Photoshop Elements 8.0 which sadly enough isn't free. But don't worry, in general photshop is even a little overpowered for pixel art, I simply use it because I am most used to it.
Technically you can even use Microsoft Paint for pixeling, after all the only two things you really need to be able to create pixel art is a pen tool and the ability to zoom in far enough. The only real disadvantage about Paint is the lack of transparency support so you can only create pixels with an opaque background.
However I can offer you a really great third optio
Introducing Prose BasicsOnce again, the Literature Community is taking over projecteducate and this time it's to work on our prose writing. What better way than to go back to basics, right?More Like This
What is prose?
Okay, maybe not that basic. Over the course of the week, we're going to be educating (or re-educating) you on the fundamentals of prose. Simple things that we overlook, but hear about constantly when receiving feedback and critique. You know, the flow of your story, crazy text walls, your dialogue and it's effectiveness, point of view and NOT switching it in the middle of the story, even how to start your story to have an effective hook and a bunch more but we don't want to give away all the surprises!
And since I don't have fancy schmancy GIFs to share :
I keep six honest serving men. (They taught me everything I know); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who. -Rudyard Kipling
Readymades: Hallmarks of Lazy WritingReadymadesMore Like This
Hallmarks of Lazy Writing
ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate's Prose Basics Week. I decided to tackle "lazy writing" as a topic, because they always say "write what you know" and boy, do I know laziness. Then I realized there were dozens of ways to be a lazy writer, so I heroically narrowed the scope of my article down to one broad topic: readymades. After talking about what a "readymade" is, I'll explain why they should be avoided in writing prose*, and I'll finish with some tips to help you avoid using them yourself.
Before we go any further, I should note that the term is not a technical one. It is the word I was taught to use to identify a set of common problems with weak writing, so it's the word I use. I hope you'll find this article helpful, but it's not a textbook.
*I say "prose" because it's Prose Basics Week, but readymades infect poetry as well. If you're more a poet than a prose
Contest: Risu Cabhan [END]THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING!More Like This
If you do not see your entry in the Contest Entry Folder, please let me know and I will place your artwork in there!
CONTEST RESULTS WILL BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013.
This is the official journal for:
Contest: Risu Cabhan
Contest Starts: 17th July, 2013
Contest Deadline: 30th November, 2013
The subject of this contest is about the daily life of my mascot, Risu Cabhan. This is a multi-themed contest so it can be almost anything from him sleeping on a tree to fighting against enemies.
Here are some examples of Risu:
More Examples here:�http://acornbutt.deviantart.com/favourites/56354409
Read Risu's Prof
CONTEST TIME: DRAW MY OC [CLOSED]EDIT: PLEASE ADVERTISE THIS CONTEST! JOURNAL, POLL, USE WHATEVER YOU WANT! LET'S HAVE A GREAT CHALLENGE FOR IT <3More Like This
EDIT 2: Thanks for all the entries so far! You can check them here: http://cici88.deviantart.com/favourites/55634135
Please, write in your description if you have been referenced from someone. And remember you can always edit your entry BEFORE the deadline. So, if you think the piece looks to be edited, go ahead!
EDIT 3: Change the deadline from 30th September to 31st DECEMBER as for personal reason. Hope anyone will not bite me for this ç////ç For who ask me my address for send me the original traditional entry, you can always ask me by note <3
EDIT 4: A little bit more than a month for the contest to end! There will be no extra deadline, so hurry up!!!
EDIT 5: Very Last contest extension. I will close then contest and start judging.
Winner will be announced in a journal on 15th January, and first prize
Uni-vacca Contest-Closed-Hello my dears!More Like This
Today being my birthday I decided to throw a silly contest.
Best part of this contest?
Everyone that enters earns a prize~
Anyways it will be ending September 11th and if you're interested with details continue reading.
All updates shall be added here when I have them, so if you see a journal update look here.
[Bullet; Blue]GUIDELINES[Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue]
This is a very vague contest in which I will be asking you to draw a creature from my childhood.
I have no pictures or examples of this creature so you can have fun with it.
I call this animal the Unicow, or the one horned Cow.
It's like a cow with a unicorn horn~
It is awesome.
The only guidelines that I give are the following, outside of them you are free to play with the idea~
[Bullet; Blue] The body must be a cow body!
[Bullet; Blue] It mu
R.I.N.G.S Contest! Cash PrizesThe contest is now over! See the winners here!More Like This
Good afternoon everyone! I hope everyone is doing groovy today Has summer been good to you thus far?
Anyways, what is this journal sporting a lovely CSS by miontre about? Well, another contest! Unlike the Tilted Contest, there are 4 characters to choose from (even if one isn't "technically" a R.I.N.G.S. ). Like the other contests I've held, there will be cash prizes for this one as well
Now that the random introduction is out of the way, onto the good stuff
Draw the current R.I.N.G.S.
You can draw one of them, all of them, some of them, doesn't matter! Just draw them! If you want only want to draw Hiromi and Gin
JoshDae Contest and Raffle!Here is it- finally! A contest dedicated to none other than Joshwa Kesch and Damien Parker.More Like This
This contest, though, will be like none other that I've had in the past. This time there will be USD and MAILED ITEMS as prizes! (as well as points, artwork, etc)
YES. Since Damien and Joshwa have become so popular in comparison to my other OCs, I figure that a contest specifically for them should be big and exciting.
So first of all, here is what you'll have to do!
Draw or Write (or anything else) about Damien and/or Joshwa.
That's seriously all I have to do for all of these prizes?"
YES. That is all you have to do LOL it's easy as fuck just join.
» You can draw Damien by himself.
» You can draw Joshwa by himself.
» You can draw them both together.
It's YOUR choice! The only rule is that at least ONE of them is present!
Now, there are still THREE references to be added, so please be pat
PPP: Earn up to $10,000 by drawing webcomics!Tapastic is launching Tapastic Primetime Publisher Program (“PPP”) to invite talented webcomic artists to our website! Any artist who has a proven record of running his or her own webcomic series with regularly updated episodes, either on Tapastic or any other place, can now apply for Tapastic’s Primetime Publisher Program. Once accepted, a Primetime Publisher will not only have a spot on our Release Schedule, but also be able to earn up to $10,000 a month during our three month promotional period (Feb 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013.)More Like This
If you're interested, please click here for more information!
For future events and contests, keep an eye out for future journal announcements. (:
Applying the Concept of 'Force' When Drawing Introduction to Force: The Ideas behind the Line with MICHAEL MATTESIMore Like This
Hi guys and gals. About a couple of nights ago I decided to delve into the archive of Guest Speakers Videos via School of Illustration at Academy of Arts for my personal studies prior to next year's enrollment (btw I've just paid the course fees to my Diploma Graphic Design course in the my home city - costs around $2200 AUD for the whole year. It's cheap as chips when you compare to what I'll be paying for in the Academy of Arts next year ~ $42,000 USD annually including living expenses).
Anyways beside the point I'm here to share with you my experience proactively watching the lecture/video tutorial that was recorded way back in 2010 at the AAU campus in the city (the lecture hall looks beautiful - Bradley Hall, San Francisco, California if you're curious).
I want to tell yo
The Great Race Contest started!The Great RaceMore Like This
Its a new year and to celebrate Fernanda and I decided to throw a contest. The theme is the Chinese Zodiac! Feel free to draw anything any one of the zodiacs in the way you envision them.
The race began January 15th and ends February 28th 11:59 U.S Pacific Time.
- Must be new piece specifically made for this contest
- Only one zodiac sign can be portrayed in each submission and it must be clear which zodiac is in the image
- Adult themes allowed (Blood/Nudity) only if it is found tasteful and only adds to the power of the piece.
- Please submit only polished and finished pieces. No sketches/doodles/rushed works.
- You may enter as many submissions as long as it follows the rule about polished works.
- Accepted mediums include traditional, digital and animation/gifs. All format sizes allowed. But try not to make it to small as a loss in detail may hurt you and your chances of winning.
- Photo manipulation is not al
The Lucky 13 (street tips)13 Street Photography TipsMore Like This
Tony Ray-Jones was an English street photographer. In the early 60′s he traveled to the U.S for studying for a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design at Yale. He moved to NY after graduating and got a job as an art director for CBS records but he was determined to become a photographer. In New York he became good friends with Joel Meyerowitz and became part of the NY street photographers scene led by Garry Winogrand.
Jones kept notebooks, a journal if you'd like in which he wrote down his thoughts, lists and plans about photography. In one of those lists, titled "Approach" he listed some tips for better street photographs. These tip are still valid today and can be used as a basic guidelines to better street photography.
1. Be more aggressive- just to be clear, this does not mean at any way that you should jump into situation that could become violent! In a way, this simple
Street Photography Tutorial - IIPART IIIMore Like This
The series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL - PART TWO
COMBINATION OF HUMANs+SURROUNDINGS
Photographing together human presence and surroundings, combining them in something interesting and unusual, we obtain the classic structure of a street photography.
But mind you, it is not enough taking a photo with people and surroundings to have a good street photo! Remember that we have to strike, surprise, trigger an emotional response.
And that we can do CONNECTING people and surroundings.
by Nils Jorgensen
by Nils Jorgensen
by Nick Turpin
Project Educate: Aperture, Shutter & ISO SpeedToday we'll take a quick basic look at Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Speed.More Like This
The aperture determines the amount of light that is allowed into the digital sensor. A small number indicates a large aperture whereas a large number indicates a lower aperture. For example, an aperture of 8 would let in less light than an aperture of 4. Imagine your eye, specifically your pupil; the bigger the pupil is, the more light is being let in and the smaller it is, the less light. This is what is effectively happening with your camera. The aperture also determines the DOF (depth of field).
The numbers you usually see on the side of lenses look like this;
F 22 | 16 | 11 | 8 | 5.6 | 2.4
The larger the number, the less light is allowed in. Each number depicts double the amount of light allowed through the lens. For example, an aperture of 5.6 will allow twice the amount of light in than 8, but only half the amount of light than 2.4.
Project Educate: Composition BasicsThe action of putting things together; formation or construction.More Like This
The term composition simply means 'putting together' and is applied to all forms of art. In this respect, composition is all about the placement, arrangement or organisation of the individual elements within a photo. The composition of a photograph is what catches the viewer's attention and is what makes the image pleasing to the eye. By practicing and developing basic composition techniques, you can produce pieces of work which can recreate the impact of the original scene.
Some tips for developing composition skills are;
Look around using the viewfinder every time you take a picture.Look at each element and how it impacts the overall composition.Become familiar with your camera. Learn how it works, play around with settings and really get to know how each setting changes the overall image.Experiment and practice. Experiment and practice. Experiment and practice.Study other pieces of art; photogr
Introduction to Polymer ClayPolymer clay is a modeling compound consisting mainly of polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizes to make it pliable. As you can see it's easy to define polymer clay, but there's no possible way to describe all the variety of things that can be achieved with it.More Like This
Fox Fairy 05 ooak by Rosen-Garden The Scotsman2 by Renellesdolls
Sushi Prep by WaterGleam Egg and Bacon by fairchildart Cake Making Miniature by vesssper
In this article I will recollect some of the best resources and guide you through the basics of polymer clay, if there's anything I didn't cover here please don't hesitate to leave a question, I'm sure me or other polymer clay enthusiasts will be happy to help you
I will be referring to polymer clay as it's my medium of choice and expertise, but many of these resources can be used for other kinds of clay. You can even make yo
Interested in Dreamworks? Lighting ResourceSo I attended a talk by Bert Poole - He's currently serving as a CG Supervisor on their new movie "The Croods" scheduled for release in March 2013. His most recent movie, you all know of is How to Train Your Dragon, where he was also a CG Supervisor. If you don't know what that means, that means he worked on lighting C: What I'm putting below is from notes I took during his lecture.More Like This
His job is to take the directors vision and make the movie look like it. He's making compositions and helping the story to better read. If you've ever talked to me on DA for three or more posts, you might have heard me blab about my major and what I'd like to do. I'd like to do into Lighting, animation second. I just don't feel my skills are as suited for animation, even though I really enjoy it.
Before they start lighting, they work on color Keys
Color Keys are painted works that are used to indicate:
time of day
When you're lighting a piece in
Tutorial Treasury 03In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!More Like This
Create this beautiful treehouse artwork using a combination of photo manipulation and painting techniques. Find out how to easily draw a surreal-looking tree easily using the Brush tool, clouds from scratch, and more! You’ll learn all these techniques in this Photoshop tutorial.
read the tutoria
Different types of lighting.Hello there!More Like This
I have the whim to write an article about the different kinds of lighting that I use in most of my work.
I hope this gives you some insight and inspiration about how to begin going about using the kinds of light that are easy to find.
Leave a comment if you have any questions.
Silhouette-causing (The light source can be anything. From sunlight or a bright sky to your table lamp. The principle is: The background is brighter than your subject thus causing your subject to fall into a silhouette appearance)
Outside, just before sunset or early morning ( This type of light is very bright and warmly colored and shines from a low angle and the sky is typically very blue)
Temperature by Camiloo Bright magic. by Camiloo super car. by Camiloo
Overcast days ( I love overcast days for photography because it really
The Resource Roundup #3: TutorialsThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about tutorials. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• Photography: beginners to advanced
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
[CLOSED] MYO Nekoi Contest[Edit] Contest extended until June 15th!More Like This
+ considering the high amount of entries, there will be 50 winners!
I am now holding a contest: Make your own Nekoi! Nekoi are a closed species, with this contest, more people can have a chance to have one!
The 50 people with the best Nekoi designs will get to keep them for free!
If you do not win, you can still choose to keep your Nekoi for a price of only $10 or 1000
!!IMPORTANT!! Read the rules carefully before participating. Breaking the rules will make your entry not valid.
You can use green,yellow and orange rarity traits for this contest. Do not use rare (red) traits.
You are allowed to post multiple entries, but only one can win.
Please submit your entries individually, not all on the same sheet.
Holiday Card Project 2012More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:More Like This
Hello, lovelies (:
Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points
All you have to do:
fav this journal in order to participate and voila!
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)
- 3 month premium membership
- 3 month premium membership
The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by random.org generator.
update* deadline: 8th July, 2012.
Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too
Good luck and xo
Two lucky people who random.org picked are
:iconlucky88duck: and :iconp
DISCOVER A NEW FEATURE ON DEVIANTART!!!Click on world or follow this link. It shows you faves/llamas etc being given...More Like This
What do you think of this new quaint and useless feature?
A tough question now. How are you going to thank prosaix for showing you this funky new thing and letting you in the zone? :iconleleleplz:
If you want more people to see this, this journal.
Yay random gifs
Free Avengers (or Loki) Charm Giveaway!Hello everyone!More Like This
If you remember last week my Avengers charms got a DD! I was so happy and excited that I wanted to thank all of you for adding me to your favorites and watches by doing another giveaway! This time you can win any ONE of the Avengers Charms! Or Loki. Loki also counts.
Please read all the rules, if you miss any steps your entry might not count.
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink]
1.) +FAV [+fav] this journal!
2.) Go check out my contest and see if you want to enter. (you don't have to enter! but check it out anyway~ [Meow :3] ) You can win a sub + points + a custom charm from me! http://fav.me/d518jfj Contest ends July 1st!
3.) It's not required that you [Added to my devWatch!] watch me or my art, but it is suggested since if you watch me, you'll see when I post the winner! Plus
MLP Rant. >:IYou know, I am honestly, TRUELY sick and tired of seeing fucking Alicorn OCs that don't adhere to the show rules: Gods.More Like This
Cadence was no exception. She was supposed to be a unicorn.
Even worse, it makes me sad there aren't enough Earth Pony OCs because people think they're useless, when they're actually the most important of all. They cultivate the fucking earth.
People who make Alicorns always use the same excuses: Cadence, background alicorn filly, used to be in the OLD MLP, and it's my OC I can do whatever the fuck I want.
LAME. Fucking LAME
Your FC, not OC, needs to adhere to rules. There are RULES. Yes, people can make them for fun, but REALLY, it's far more interesting when they can either use magic OR fly. They DO NOT need both. DO FUCKING NOT.
You know who needs to?
PRINCESSES. Because they RULE Equestria.
Given the fact that I've seen some decent alicorn FCs, with good designs/good stories, I honestly w
Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait ProjectIn Tim Burton's newest film Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp is Barnabas, a vampire who awakes in 1972 after centuries of imprisonment to find his family in ruins. Much like the family business, Barnabas's image needs an update. Create a portrait worthy of Collinwood Manor, and be judged by the one and only Tim Burton!More Like This
how to participate
rules & judging
In Tim Burton's latest film, Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp plays the dashing, charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins, a relic of the Victorian age who is freed from two centuries of entombment to find his family, fortune and beloved Collinwood Manor in ruins. To save his family, Barnabas must learn to make sense of the modern world ‚Äì and there's nothing like a total image makeover to shake off the dust a
Game Over - Two DownReady Up, ohMore Like This
So there's this story
Forget about love
Hope and glory
Just focus on the elements that make a story gory
And then just multiply the horror by the 935
Then amplify your mind to grasp the principles of time and
Prepare to receive the memories they want you to see
And understand that all your other memories
Are floating out to sea
In a soliloquy of disharmony
And that the key to our story
Is now nothing but a dream
And our hero
He cant feel his hands
And he was sent with the plans
From the desk of some foreign man
He set his feet down on some German land
Confronts a psychopath with the ratio of man, and now
He's tied tightly to the arms of a chair
He shakes and struggles violently and screams out loud in despair
He feels a cold chill flowing through the room and the air
He smells the stench of taxidermia as a shadow appears
And there is a little girl and she, she likes teddy bears and, and the way you look when your covered in blood and with nowhere to run...
And that little
Weekly Challenge 3-3-12Hello NaziZombiePlayers!More Like This
This weeks 'Weekly Challenge' is a bit different, simply because I think we should expand our NZ love farther than playing the game, so this week I'm going to make you use your minds for something creative! (Aw yes, your poor, unused brains, they'll have to be used over the weekend! )
This weeks challenge-
Write a short story of a scenario of how you envision would be the final moments of the Nazi Zombie crew before their rather untimely death.
Must be more than 500 words
You cannot incorporate an OC/ Yourself into the story
Other than that, I am just trying to get some more creative juices flowing through our minds, so I would absolutely love to read whatever any of you manage to write out.
GO ZOMBIES! :iconnazizombieplz:
Contest: The Long Overdue Results!A million apologies for how delayed this is....Due to some personal issues in real life I have been MIA and have relinquished my role as founder to :iconevilqueen112:. I am staying on as a co-founder to help out when I can, but this group needed someone who has more time that I do these past few months.More Like This
With that being said, for EVERYONE that entered I'm giving them each a choice of one of these keychains: http://fav.me/d351uhz For the winners, since I am already offering these to them, they get to pick TWO as a prize (one Hetalia related one and one of anything they want.) If you don't see a character on that sheet that you want please shoot me a note on MY account (it will be easier to keep track of). Now the physical keychains will require an address to send them too you, however, if you do not feel comfortable doing that you can still have the digital copy drawn for you. Note me if you have any questions on my account :iconRyuichitora:
OK! ONTO THE WINNERS!!!!!
FIRST PRIZE GO
RAFFLE - CLOSED. WINNERS.Winners are:More Like This
FIRST PLACE - Full body or chibi.
SECOND PLACE - Chibi.
Send me a note with references. <3
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATE!
First, sorry for the inactivity. _(:'3_
I haven't been at my house these months and I had trouble getting internet.
But now I'm back and I hope that everything returns to normal.
So I wanted to make a raffle to celebrate it. xD
- Only watchers. u/v/u
- Fav this journal to get a number.
- Make a new journal entry linking to this raffle or make a poll about it!
- Leave a comment here linking me to your journal entry/poll.
THE RAFFLE ENDS SEPTEMBER 20th.
Need development team for AoT/SnK Otome Game!First of all, the attainable characters will be Levi, Jean, Eren, and Mikasa! Thank you to everyone who voted!!More Like This
Now, the long-awaited application process has now begun! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t be afraid to ask!
What am I looking for?
-Writers (3 - 5)
-Artists (3 - 6)
-Programmers (1 - 3)
-Music Composers (1 - 3)
(You may apply for as many as you like. Scroll down for information about each position!)
Writer - Your job is to write the whole route for one of the attainable characters, which means you should be able to “be” an Attack on Titan character.
You must have good English grammar and spelling. English does not have to be your first language.
How to apply:
-Fill out the application here
-Send me an example of your written work to email@example.com
-This can be…
- an example of an Attac
April Theme COLOURED TRADITIONAL ART Winners:icontransparentplz:More Like This
See all works from the theme COLOURED TRADITIONAL ART
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
Here we have the winners of this Monthly Theme:
1st Place (130 points prize)
2nd Place (80 points prize)
3rd Place (50 points prize)
4th Place (25 points prize)
Thank you to all who voted The follow deviants who faved this blog will win 10 points each:
Positions on the Favourites List from 1 to 123 (numbers found using RANDOM.ORG): 54, 103, 108, 70 and 45
:iconsapphireangelbunny: :iconmattialombardini: :ico
Voice Over Auditions! (Nova: Synthesis Creaturum)Nova: Synthesis Creaturum is an upcoming free fantasy visual novel for teens and up. For more information, this is the link to its thread on the Lemma Soft Forums.More Like This
First off, I'd like to thank those who expressed interest in doing voice overs for the characters. Because I wasn't expecting a lot of people to offer their services, I didn't think that I'd need auditions. Now that I've gotten a larger response from so many talented VAs, I've decided to hold auditions so everyone can display their most recent abilities. It might be easier to read the info on the forums because I colored some text, so if you'd like, you can also read this here: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=25397
Another thing I should mention; I will not be paying you for your services. This VN is a free one, and do
1400 POINT DEVIANTART GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED):EDIT: THIS IS NOW CLOSED! Everyone will receive a number and I'll announce the winners on january 25th!!More Like This
:EDIT: Another prize has been added! 4 people will receive 50 points, 2 people 100 points, and 1 person 1000 points!! That totals up in 1400 points in prizes! c:
:EDIT: As promised, with the 100 entries, I'm going to add another prize! I'm adding 200 points in prizes, and two people will receive 100 points! c: the next 100 entries I'll add another prize!
I did this last year to start off the new year, and I thought, why not continue the tradition?
HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK:
Everyone's going to receive a number this time around! From there, I'll go on a random number generator, and generate a number! I'll post the number in another journal, and the winner will have THREE DAYS to contact me via note to redeem! So, make sure you're keeping a watch on your messages! <3
HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is make a journal entry/poll/what have you about this giveaway, and comment below
January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED]Happy New Year! After nursing this and my fiance's hangovers, it's time to put up the January Giveaway!More Like This
January 2014 Giveaway
How to Enter:
Add this journal to your favourites
Giveaway Ends January 15th, 2014.
How is your new year going?
Any goals for the new year?
Birthday Raffle! 200pts [Winners]I'm back! Thank you so much for all those who participated in this raffle.More Like This
I'm also grateful for the warm greeting you posted in comments ♥
And now, I'll announce the two (2) lucky winners generated from random.org.
:iconsparklesplz: :iconwoonieto: & :iconmerryx3108: :iconsparklesplz:
You got 100 each :3
Have a great New Year everyone!! *send you hugs & kisses*
//flies away. back to work ; u ;
Birthday Giveaway! CLOSEDEDIT: THIS IS NOW CLOSED!!! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ASAP! And I also might as well use this giveaway to celebrate 2000 watchers too! thank you guys so much for all the help and support!More Like This
Wooohoo because my birthday is coming up in about 2 weeks, let's have a quick giveaway! you can win premium membership, points, art, and more!
Deadline: January 11th (my birthday)
You must be -ing me! I will always have giveaways and contests in the future so if you want a chance for more points, I would say don't unwatch me
Make a journal or poll about this giveaway and post a comment with the link to it. Sorry I know everyone hates doing this, but it's good to spread the word!
No plz, alternate, or double accounts!
No spamming, trolling, being rude, etc.
CLOSED Christmas Giveaway CLOSEDMore Like This
The Giveaway is now CLOSED!
The winner will be announced soon!!
Yohee my dear Watcher´s//Fan´s & Visitor´s!
I want to share some of my happiness and good feelings that i have since i step out of my work x)
Now im in Christmas Holidays!!
And because i want to make you PP happy i start this quick christmas giveaway tonight (germany clock: 8pm)
You have to be fast for join because it ends on 24 December!
3 Month Premium Membership
You will recive the Prize on
[WINNER ANNOUNCED] PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAYAND THE WINNER ISSSSSMore Like This
Congrats Julliene930! you win a 1 month premium membership! Enjoy~
Thank-you all for entering and I wish you all a merry christmas!
Sadly you couldn't ALL win XD I'm not that rich. Please do not be upset if you didn't win, the winner was chosen with random.org! Please congratulate the winner
HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY
:iconchristmascandyplz:YUS Since it's christmas I will be giving away 1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP
DEADLINE: DEC 24 2013 (my time)
(so hurry! only 1 day left!)
[Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer]RULES[Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer]
[Bullet; Green]You can only make one journal to advertise this
[Bullet; Red] you can mentio
New york new york(10 sept '14 EDIT: OOOHHH FUUCCK U PHOTOBUCKET I AM LEAVING YOUR ASS)More Like This
BOY WHAT A TRIP. it was a first for me, being in the US! AND GOLLY, NY! HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT IT, ALL OVER IN THE MOVIES, MEDIA, NY NY, BIG APPLE, CONCRETE JUNGLE..... and well maybe London and Tokyo (other city states in various parts of the world) kinda spoiled it for me, lol, but i found New York just okay. probably just isn't to my taste. I ALSO BLAME IT ON THE SEASON LOL whenever im on holiday in another country's summer, ITS JUST UGGHH i put up with summer 365 days a year already, so a vacation doesn't feel like a vacation when the temperature barely changes after 20+ hrs of travel time ALSO, I GOT THE STRANGEST TUMMY ACHE FOR DAYS after eating a trippy, over-priced ice cream from one of those ice cream vans (why dont ppl put prices on the stuff man, how i know u not charging me extra). IT SUCKED cuz i couldn't even sit up right in the mornings b
A Tale of ChampionsMore Like This
After decades of honoring generations;
A new generation came with new hopes & new ambitions
But the golden mission is not like a piece of cake
It needs a team work
It needs a safe fist
It needs a rocky defense
It needs an amazing clearance
It needs a genius manager
A manager who can make decision
My deviantART StoryIt all started a few years ago, with a single piece of art.More Like This
I can remember having seen digital art before, but it never really impacted me. The fact that it wasn't real, on paper, and I couldn't touch it, made it somehow distant to me. Yet, for whatever reason, this piece was different to me. I can still remember staring at it from the screen of my computer, not being able to grasp how someone was able to make art that flawless, pretty and beautiful. And how a person was able to express that much emotion with just a few brush strokes. Call me stupid, or naive. But I just could "get" it.
I think it was that piece of art that gave me a reason to try. Or more, a direction that I wanted to go in.
Before that time I was like a clueless wanderer. I've been writing a story for years. But I was basically lost in a maze of what I wanted or what I could do when it came to drawing stuff. My lack of skill and fear of failure got
My dA story[Wow, it's been ages since I wrote a journal, so I thought this little bandwagon would be the perfect opportunity to do that.]More Like This
I joined dA in 2006. I was 16, a sophomore in high school.
A friend of mine suggested it offhand, and I had been posting my first ventures into digital art on forums for a private server of Ragnorok Online, so I thought to myself "why not! Let's see what this is all about."
I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but the moment I first started posting, I could feel something change. Having people interested in your art and stories was so motivating; it was unlike anything I had ever had in person with family or friends. Up until I joined, I'd never really taken my art seriously.
I was on here for a year before I started concepting SalaDays, a slapstick story about supernatural teens in school. A lot of people showed interest, so I started up a webcomic (and even opened up
Not sure if I have been dreaming all of thisSeriously: WOW! What even? The last week has been insane! Apart from my team winning the World Cup and my entire country going nuts, everything else has been just crazy and wonderful!More Like This
I was awarded my first Daily Deviation, something which I though would never happen. Such an honor! It probably started before with Shyree's journal featuring my World Cup art: http://shyree.deviantart.com/journal/World-Cup-2014-468017258 All of a sudden my paintings popped up all over the internet and people sent me links of newspapers in Brazil that had published them. I even stumbled across a Chinese blog that had my paintings in it! My local newspaper picked up the story and printed a huge article about me two days ago. (If you speak German, here it is: http://www.rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/meerbusch/das-wm-bild-aus-osterath-aid-1.4393845 ) Seriously, I even had an interview on the phone and I have not even begun to realize that all this has really happened. Someone from another newspa
Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very lon
Winners of 3 Month PM Giveaway!Thankyou to the wonderful people that entered in my 3 Month Premium Membership Giveaway!More Like This
The three winners are:
This submission was gorgeous because the artist revealed to me how much she wanted to be an animator one day in the future. I can see so much potential in the drawing, the technical ability and imagination that went into creating this was astounding. The atmosphere and colours were also incredibly realistic and softly painted.
This wonderful woman showed me her progress from her post on DA to this - her favourite drawing. She has improved in leaps and bounds and this drawing was incredible, the attention she paid to the shadows was a true credit to her ability. A fine job! Keep an eye on this girl!
I was really blown away when I saw this drawing. From personal experience, I know how diffi
+Heroes and Villains Contest+!CONTEST IS CLOSED!More Like This
!!THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENTERING, YOU GUYS KICK ASS!!
!!THE JUDGING WILL BEGIN MONDAY AND THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY AT THE EARLIEST AND FRIDAY AT THE LATEST!!
LOOK AT ALL THE NEW PRETTY ENTRIES I'VE GOTTEN IN! YOU GUYS KICK ASS! >;D
EDIT 3: 2 more characters added!
EDIT 2: Watched this video to see what you could win + more prizes will be added if I get more than 5 entries!
!Look at the lovely entries we have so far here!
The contest theme is Heroes and Villains!
You will be drawing one of your characters and one of mine, as hero or a villain f
Items~DECORATIONS~More Like This
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:iconlubplz: :iconrainbowheartplz: :iconlovebottleplz: :iconfloatingheartplz: :iconhrtplz: :iconblueheartplz: :iconiluvyou: :iconhihilove: :iconmecutelove: :iconbeautifulheartplz: :icontinyheartplz: :iconbeatingheartplz: :icongimmeheartplz: :iconkawaiipinkukokoroplz: :iconrubygloomheartplz:
:iconsparklesplz: :iconcuteicondividerplz: :iconcuteicondivider2plz: :iconColorHeartsplz:
CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!More Like This
You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.
Tips & tricks
1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?
Use the following code:
You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
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Font size = 1
Font size = 2
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3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
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Safe fonts to use
Georgia ----- The quick brown fox
PE Architecture: PerspectiveMore Like This
Architecture Photography Basics: Perspective
Taking photographs is basically capturing a 3-dimensional space in two dimensions. The main principle governing this transformation is the principle of perspective, which represents the effect of a subject's space and depth in a 2-dimensional plane. The perspective effect in a photo is determined by the position it is taken from and the direction the camera is pointing. In other words, you can only change the perspective within an image by changing your standpoint.
'Godspeed' by Sigurd-Quast
Vanishing points play an important role in the portrayal of architectural forms. If parallel lines in 3-dimensional space extend into the distance, a photographic image will represent them as intersecting on a defined vanishing point. If you point your camera directly at the horizon, all vertical lines within the fram will actually appear vertical in your image. This is an
Tom is Wrong. ...Again. [Lessons Inside]And so are his fans.More Like This
I'm going to regret writing this, aren't I? I haven't been following TomPreston's dA career lately but a little birdy told me about his recent journal and I again find myself compelled to comment and unable to as I was blocked for comments like this: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/269600547/2285103787
I'm not inciting anyone to attack him or his fans, I'm just venting in my personal space. But it's the fans that are more alarming to me this time around than in my previous dissection of Tom's views on art.
Needless to say Tom's discussion is... just weird. Especially this talk about RGB printers.
If you don't know the difference between RGB (screens) and CMYK (print) this image basically sums it up:
For the record I use the fill bucket in PS. I use it on a layer under my line art
Crazy Crafts I: SeanAveryWhile browsing the galleries at deviantART I often find authentic pieces of art that just make my jaw drop and my eyes open up like plates. I'm specially attracted to the unusual, to those people that can take a mundane material to create something out of the ordinary, and see potential where others only see the obvious. Today I realized that it was time to start sharing them, so that you can all join me in a collective "How is that possible!!" and meet talented artists deserving of more recognition.More Like This
This morning I found the work of SeanAvery, I don't even remember what was I browsing when this beautiful piece caught my attention. I was immediately drawn by the lovely colors, the fluidity of the feathers and the fact that this sculpture is actually "flying" or hanging. Before you read it, take a minute to guess what SeanAvery used to make this hummingbird.
Did you guess right? I didn't, I didn't realize those a
LOTS OF KORRA SEASON 2 INFO !!!!HOLY SHIT 4 SEASONS!!! I CAAN't EVEN DEAL <3 <3More Like This
lok fans, heres some facts you may be happy to read
BTW FROM WHAT I HEARD RELEASE DATE IS SPRING 2013.
--The Legend of Korra will produce three more seasons for a total of 52 episodes.
--Book 2 is called Spirits
--Book 2 takes place six months after Book 1: Air
--The Book begins with a festival in the Southern Water Tribe, They'll visit a festival with glowing lanterns that warm up the snowscape scenery. Beautiful.
--The Southern Water Tribe has been rebuilt just like the Northern One
--Korra will travel through a storm to find a glowing iceberg. Spirit world? The ice cave looks very reminiscent to the iceberg Aang was trapped in.
--Book 2 will explore the Spirit World and how the "Avatar" lineage began. Korra will travel into the spirit world and Konietzko hints that there may be episodes later in the season dedicated to exploring the bigger landscape of the Spirit World.
--The Southern Air Temple and other ancien
New EmoticonsThis took forever. I had to resize them all to be 50 x 50 and remove some frames to make them under 15kb. You can only have three accounts per e-mail, so I had to register 4 bogus e-mail accounts just to add them all. I suppose it's worth it though. New emoticons for all to enjoy.More Like This
Now to rest..
:iconpounceglomp: = : iconpounceglomp : - the spaces.
:iconcheerupplz: = : iconcheerupplz : - the spaces.
:iconglompage: = : iconglompage : - the spaces.
:iconglompbutt: = : iconglompbutt : - the spaces.
:icongromp: = : icongromp : - the spaces.
:iconhuggleplz: = : iconhuggleplz : - the spaces.
:iconlovebump: = : iconlovebump : - the spaces.
:iconmeltplz: = : iconmeltplz : - the spaces.
:iconpantiesplz: = : iconpantiesplz : - the spaces.
:iconsmoteplz: = : iconsmoteplz : - the spaces.
:iconsweetkissplz: = : iconsweetkissplz : - the spaces.
:iconaroused: = : iconaroused : - the spaces.
:iconskaterplz: = : iconskaterplz : - the spaces.
:iconsuperpokeplz: = : iconsuperp
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…More Like This
Features 2/2014 Back at lastMore Like This
OMG... I noticed that it has already gone 8 months from my last feature
Time goes fast and good news is that I finally got a new laptop.
I still dont have so much time to make manips but I try to take my own time more now (granddaughter is already 16 months old).
Thank you all
I got gifts and wishes from you on my birthday (June 9th)
and I want to thank you all once again
and thank you so much Ven3215 too
Smart and Beautiful #3I waited a bit long for this, I've been a little overwhelmed by the too many personal and professional projects I wanted to achieve...From now I'll know, I need to save some time to rest and not begin a million projects at the same time !More Like This
Be Creative by ossdesign Life Dolly by Another-Art
Naissance de l'Univers by Kallaria King without kingdom by msriotte
Premium Winner!Premium WinnerMore Like This
I said I was going to do this on the 25th, but I have to do it a day early. So the randomly chosen winner is -dramatic pause- Yobtaf! Congrats! Your PM is on the way! Also here's a little feature of her art!
I'll scrape together a few points and pennies to do another giveaway soon. I'm getting closer and closer to having 1000 watchers (woo!) so I'll do another giveaway then. But for now have a nice holiday, and thanks for all the support!
Shameless Self Promoting
Feature under 100 favs Queen of Mountain by Fae-Melie-Melusine Abandoned by racer1110 Childhood by aunx-fs The Big Egg [ AVAILABLE AS A BOOK COVER ] by Doucesse Save me from this endless night by lady-amarillis Altvale Village by aresgirl34 Lonely christmas by SoulcolorsArt Winter Warrior by revande Master of Beasts by Carlos-Quevedo Burning Memories by jangiyodha Desert island by brietolga Revival... by nelapochka Peace by PriscillaSantana Listen to the voice of your blood by cylonka My Kingdom Come by Miss-deviantEMore Like This
Dreamy AutumnMore Like This
Since it's so easy to create beautiful journal features with the recent DA update, let's show you some dreamy deviations I've faved during the last weeks.
Totoro by AllaD8
Mother of Dragons by Artgerm ATOL Logo by ATArts
Tips Blogs for Photomanip101Sorry to annoy some of you, posting this 'cause my group journals don't have thumbsMore Like This
This is for
Step one in eliminating noise and fixing bad stock by Dark-Etheria Careful with the blues you choose by Dark-Etheria Change lace color on dresses-update, added a step by Dark-Etheria
Mystical coloring by Dark-Etheria Keeping color (updated >>) by Dark-Etheria Fixing COLORFUL noise! by Dark-Etheria
Effects and Stock:
Fire From Within Effect - a link by Dark-Etheria Ghostly Effect by Dark-Etheria Change Legging Colors! by Dark-Etheria
More realistic foggy/hazy effect by Dark-Etheria From rust to burning skin - easy as salad XD by Dark-Etheria Random fantasy tutorial by Dark-Etheria
Fog: A new use for cloud stock by Dark-Etheria Day into midnight moonlit landscape TUTORIAL by Dark-Etheria Stock I'd Be Lost Without: REAL Dust Particles by Dark-Etheria
Lighting Blog by Dark-Etheria Enhance highlights (cool layer mask trick!) by Dark-Etheria Colorful Glow by Dark-Etheria
Blending + Lighting Tip: B&W Adj. Layer by Dark-Etheria Lighting in PS (new video!) by Dark-Etheria Add a dark night effect to very bright photos by Dark-Etheria
Two nifty tips: Outer + Inner Glow uses by Dark-Etheria Easy beam of mystical light by Dark-Etheria
Design Our Website Banner - Big PrizesAs some of you may know Nick :iconsomadjinn: and I are thinking about creating a stock photo website as a premium version of freestock.ca. We hope this new site will be in the form of a photographer's co-operative i.e. the stock providers will take the lion's share of the sales income. We would like to ask for your help in designing our website banner.More Like This
Banner must be in the format of a horizontal panorama. Exact dimensions: 950 x 400 pixels.
As a visual aid, we have created a mockup design for the landing page and how the banner will fit inside. Feel free to click on the thumbnail below to view it at full resolution:
The purpose of this banner image is to feature our stock in a creative fashion, i.e. arranging or manipulating different photos together to form a beautiful piece of art or design. Please keep this mind for the nex
The Unseen Stock - October (II)More Like This
halloween 08 by Anna-LovelyMonster
white dress 17 by Anna-LovelyMonsterwhite dress 16 by Anna-LovelyMonster
Autumn 08 by Anna-LovelyMonsterFairy Stock 01 by svp-stock
Witch Stock 7 by TrisStockLeannan Si Stock 65 cassy blue by Cassy-BlueVamped Out by krissybdesignsstock Secret 2 by KovLi
Background - NATURE
Holy Well by spring-warmthTranquillity in Tasmania by petronellavanreemist by froggiebau
Stormy beach by VIRGOLINEDANCER1Chala Stream Side by Track-MaidensWinter Hills 01 by Cherry-Tree-Stock
fall ground by marlene-stockEvening Sun Seascape.. by Alz-Stock-and-ArtForest 1 - stock54 by whyouBoats in the mist.. by Alz-Stock-and-Art
ocean 12 by chasmdeepBackground stock 10 by TreasureTrove<
Feature 35More Like This
016 Wild Inside by BlackHeresy
caught by peroni68Sweet Autumn by shiny-shadows-ArtFire Goddess by b13visualsDoll Parts 2 by tallouh
Jack's Lament by HoangvanvanHappy Halloween by CrisestepArtHallowed Time by NotvitruvianFallen Angel by sasha-fantom
Morrigan by GRAPHICSOULAs If By Magic We See by KingaBritschgiCute Little Spooks by noro8
Vaders Conflict by crilleb50Vengeful Spirit by mippieArtHappy Halloween by EstherPuche-ArtTwixt by LadyEvilArtsThe Watchman by Xelistroll
Trapped by MachiavelliCroAwakening by AeirmidDark Wings Of Tragedy by Dani-Owergoor
The bed of the river Styx by vimarkDysmorphophobia by xetobytePoseidon - God of the Sea by Wesley-Souza
... by absumaniacwhite dress by anaptForsaken by streetX222Children's Fantasies by Dani-OwergoorShe Hunts by FictionChick
How to 'Proofread' your ArtCommunity WeekMore Like This
Ever feel like there's something wrong with your art, but you just can't identify what?
Here are some surprisingly simple tricks that you should do throughout painting that will help you easily 'proof read' your art for mistakes and issues:
Check your values
If you're painting a picture in colour, this technique is really helpful. Values are important in a painting to give a 3-D feel and to make the painting not feel flat. 'Value' is how light or dark a colour is. It's often hard to tell the value of a colour as colours can easily trick your eyes into thinking they're lighter or darker than they actually are.
For example, take a look at these two colours:
Which is darker? The blue probably appears to be. However, when we make the image greyscale (take away the colours), you'll see that the values of the colours are almost identical.
Oh noes! How do I prevent myself from being tricked? Check your
Art + Anatomy book Recommendations15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past.More Like This
I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)
This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it
edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending.
TL;DR List of books
An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists
The Art of Animal Drawing
Anatomy for the Artist
Protect Your WorkFor many artists, art theft is a frustrating reality. No matter how we watermark, logo, or constrain the resolution of our work, there are instances where artwork will be reposted, ripped, or used for commercial gain without credit or compensation. For some, this can be almost flattering, to know that there are those that like your work enough to steal it. But, the fact still remains, that your work has been used without permission, and for no gain of your own.More Like This
I have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The collage above is a brief representation of some of the ways my photography has been stolen. Some were edited without permission, event advertisements, included in a calendar, manipulated to advertise jewelry, sold on canvas, for promoting a cosmetic brand, or even for music videos.
What Ruins A Painting?More Like This
What Ruins A Painting?
(or makes it better)
We all had those kind of paintings at some point, looking at which we felt something is not right – something is not right – But could not find it. What went wrong? We have put every finest details and all our patience in it. Then?
Art has its own science. Science that makes a successful art – something that comes out exactly you thought of and leaves the same impact on your audience. That science is known as composition in art and music. Where your eyes will go at first, how you will draw attention, how much attention you will draw – these are not luck, but pure science. A well thought designed piece is always successful. So mastering the brushes are not enough, we have to learn about the basics that make a successful art!
Hence, today, we will talk about the 'bad' elements which are solemnly responsible for rui
Tips for Starting Commissions I was thinking about my last journal, where I asked why everyone and their cat wanted to sell commissions so badly. I recieved some really insightful answers.More Like This
I also had a lot of people asking me "How much should I charge for my work?"
I'll add a Disclaimer right here in front, as for whatever reason, something always offends someone :iconstunplz: . So I'll start off by saying, this is just my personal journal, and I'm just one person who has some experience with this. I'm not making a judgment on who should sell what, just writing some things I have personally learned along the way.
Well that's out of the way :iconyodawgplz:
So most artists starting off go through a period of confusion on how to price work. They get a lot of suggestions, or theories from well-meaning people such as:
"Artists always undervalue themselves. Don't charge less than minimum wage per hour"
This is true, and I agree. However, unfortunately,
Let me see your cute OCs (Will do more)6/10 Added Batch 3: (Will add more, just taking a break again)More Like This
"I'm looking for really cute girlies (preferred) or if you have a super cute girly looking boys"
Again, these are not OTPs, just cutesy couple-like shoujo manga practice. So if you don't want anything lovey dovey or if your OC is taken and you are offended by me drawing them with my OC doing couple stuff
DO NOT REQUEST.
This is not first come first serve. Please don't feel bad if I don't choose your OC ;q; / (nothing personal, as much as I would love to draw all of them these do take quite a bit of time)
This journal is still open. Keep them coming.
LOL. Aniki 4ever alone pls. :iconpapmingplz:
And here is batch 1! These are so much fun alksdjf;al I will be doing more, so continue to feel free to try your chances ^^ /
I'm just taking a break right now xD My leg cramped up. kekeke
Introducing Improved CommentsWith over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.More Like This
To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.
The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.
Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.
Whether it’s a flubbed
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
FAQI've been meaning to make a FAQ journal for such a long time but i was so lazy... and i'm not lazy now so here it isMore Like This
These are questions i've been asked a lot of times. If you have any other questions you can ask here C:
1. How do you make your flash comics? Can you make a tutorial? What programs did you use?
I made the flash comics art in Adobe Photoshop (or any art program) and i made it have buttons and so on in Adobe Flash. I'm making a tutorial but it's very long (already made 40 pages and i'm not even half way) so it will take a while. Here are some other tutorials that might help you:
http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Flash-Comic-Tutorial-214724929 by yuumei
http://chi-u.deviantart.com/art/Ultimate-Flash-Tutorial-129551876 by chi-u
here is a cool dA preloader http://devart.deviantart.com/art/Official-dA-Flash-Preloader-55057923 by devart
2. Can i use your art for a project or trace/copy/reference it?
Yes, if it's on dA please credit me in the de
Techniques on Painting QuicklyHow on earth do you finish a digital painting in an hour?!More Like This
This is something I get asked about fairly frequently! As such, I've decided to create a tutorial of sorts that outline my techniques on painting quickly. Please note that this tutorial will likely not yield immediate results. In truth, a first attempt might look quite a bit sloppy! But keep at it and in time you will find yourself working a lot faster.
From left to right (or top to bottom), you can see my progression of speed painting:
Let's Get Started
Remember, these are my techniques. You will likely have different methods and find way that work better for you as you get comfortable working fast!
So here's what