Painting Backgrounds - Video TutorialsThe background behind your character can make the difference between a piece of character art and a work of art. The background tells the viewer a lot about what the character is doing.More Like This
For example, picture an image of Conan the Barbarian or another of your favorite warriors. If you created him standing in front of a desert sunset you may think he is in his homeland feeling clam and serene. Take the same image of him but picture him in front of frozen mountains and trees. Now you may picture him on some epic adventure. Finally, picture him in front of some kind of abstract background made of colored squares on pure black. You probably would not add a story to this scene. Instead you would be focused on his body.
One tip that may help you to create nice backgrounds (especially with mountains and rocks) is to not be so literal. Painting mountains is like finding shapes in clouds. When you look up at the clouds your mind is free to find familiar objects in random shapes. To create landsca
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!
50 Great Digital Photography Photoshop Tutorials!Smashing Magazine brings us 50 Excellent Digital Photography Photoshop Tutorials, something for everyone in here, and many are very useful, check it out!More Like This
Pencil tutorials At Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - September is for pencils. Here's a collection of 20 very nice pencil tutorials and tips.More Like This
Tutorial: How to draw hair by Cataclysm-XTutorial: Shading and Blending by Cataclysm-XTutorial: Drawing Materials by Cataclysm-XTutorial: female lips by Cataclysm-Xstubble tutorial by Svera
How to Draw Nostalgically by RaindropmemoryDraw Clouds by Diana-HuangTree tutorial 1 - a branch by yezoosTutorial: how to draw noses by Cataclysm-X
Amazing tutorialsBecause i can't draw human anatomy so well i want show you someone who does itMore Like This
She have a really nice and useful tutorial .I im sure you gonna like it
I know i know... She's AWESOME
Thank you Nashi
Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.More Like This
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad