Help! I have a Mary Sue!More Like This
You know that you have a Mary Sue when she upsets the monochromatic color scheme of my Writer's Guides.
Mouse over blue text to see a note.
Internet communities often lash out at writers who create Mary Sues. Declaring the writing to be below their standards, they proceed to punish the creators. They mock the characters, verbally abuse the writers, and write hyperbolically about how much they wish the characters would die.
Bullying writers (who may be very young) is only going to make them afraid to write—and therefore improve—or share their work. Not only that, but it discourages other writers from speaking for fear of public mockery, and it may silence the voices that could someday become great.
If you've directly or indirectly suffered from the abuse of such individuals, let me first apologize on their behalf. I don't care if your story stinks so much that it can be smelled from fifty miles away; mocking you
intro to fluid simulation with blenderhello blender heads! i've prepared a small tutorial about fluid and water simulation that will make you able to create animations like this one based on some requests from the :iconblender-nuts: group membersMore Like This
please note that i wanted to keep things simple and i only explained the basics and it will cover what you need to make a basic simulation, if you want more details about this subject please look in youtube for more advanced tutorials.
in this tutorial i assume that you already know how to add, delete, move, scale, rotate and all the basics of blender
Level: Beginners Intermediate
let's begin then
what you will need to d first before making a fluid simulation is setting a domain, it is a box that determines the boundaries of the fluid simulation, no fluid can get out of it
think of it as a transparent container that holds the fluid
all the settings for fluid can be accessed from the physics tab as shown in the picture
OC Character 3D Modelling With Edge LoopsWARNING IMAGE HEAVY BLENDER TUTORIALMore Like This
I decided to screen cap my way of going about it. I couldn't find stuff all tutorials about it and the ones I did find were for really old blender which only lead me to being confused. Instead I just went and learned Maya and 3ds Max edge loop tutorials, finally found a few decent speed modelling on anime heads and got a grasp of various ways to model 3D Anime heads and my odd semi-realism anime head. This has been hell and a half trying to apply 3D to my art style >_> Personally I like the box modelling method the best but my heads keep coming out with horse face syndrome at the moment XD Practise though should fix that in time. Anyway... Feel free to pinch/ use the reference images in this journal. If it helps you out then awesome.
When I first started out I would start by drawing in the edge loops on a sketch and it use to really help me but now that I can visualize where they will be I don't need those guides any more or at least not as mu
QuickTip 1 : Krita user interface, working valuesFor black and white artworks or when you need to spend long time working on the values in your process , you 'll probably appreciate this Krita tips ...More Like This
Specific Color Selector
- Add the docker 'Specific Color Selector' ( Top menu : Settings > Docker > Specific Color Selector )
- Check the box 'Show Colorspace Selector'
- Turn the model to 'Grayscale'
- Uncheck the 'Show Colorspace Selector'
- Resize the box to have a long width
... Now you have a wider range of selection for selecting precisely a value
Light pollution around
- To dim down all the polluting back-light of your display around artwork and help you to focus on your artwork, a good idea to change Krita for a darker theme.
Top menu : Setting > Theme > ...then choose.
I tend to work more in the 'Krita-blender' theme, or as on the screenshot above 'Krita-darker'
Note : Gnome / Xfce / Unity users may have a bad rendering. Install kde-style-oxygen package , and setup it
The Commissioner's Guide to Proper Etiquette tips & tricks to ensure that the artist does not hate your guts after you commission themMore Like This
Take the time to realize this is aimed at commissioners, not artists. Yes, there are a ton of things artists fuck up on, trust me, I know. Oh, I know. However that alone could be a whole 'nother journal- which I might go ahead and do because I've had frustrating experiences with artists. When I'm talking about bad commissioners here though, I'm talking about the worst of the worst. Why on earth do I think a timid question 3 weeks after your commission was accepted asking about how it's going is "badgering"?
These are things I've witnessed, I'm talking about the horribly entitled, belittling, superior attitude commissioners! The ones that send you a billion notes and PMs asking when their art will be done, and rudely, when it's only been 3 days! So no, I'm not saying artists should step all over you- because trust me, some will. And by god, they sh
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce