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Tutorial about drawing clouds

Drawing a Sky with Clouds in just 
This is a very specific list of the materials that I use. Substitutions can certainly be used. Experimentation and adjustments are expected to customize these techniques to your style of drawing.

Pencils: F , 2H and 3H
A Kleenex,Tortillion or a Q-tips and Fine brush (for blending)
Kneaded eraser , Blu-Tack and Normal eraser 
I use a loose-hold hand position when creating the cross-hatching. I find the just weight of the pencil on the paper will create pencil strokes that are light and consistent.

I cross-hatch 3 layers of graphite onto my paper using the F pencil. The first layer is placed horizontal on the surface, the next two layers are diagonal.

Using a kleenex around my
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How to draw hair strands
Hello everyone , 
I've planned to make a little tutorial where I want to show you some advices/tips that will help you to draw ''realistic'' hair .
This tutorial is done because some deviants requested me to show how I draw hair and what tools I use when I start to draw my ''HairStyle Study''.
When you start drawing the most important form my point of view are the details , source of light and constrats.
Are much more factors but these 3 are very importants if we want to have a great human hair drawing. 


:bulletgreen: Pencils: 2B , 6B , 7B and a Mechanical 3B Pencil.
:bulletgreen: Erasers: Normal Eraser and Kneaded Eraser.
*Normal Eraser: I've used a cuter to cut it and make it thin so it can erase very thin areas that resemble hair strands.
:bulletgreen: For Blending: Fine brush and a Q-Tips.
Let's start :
When I start to draw I
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Stock Rules,Commissions,Print Use.
Utterly re working the sections/layout to account for the upcoming Creative Commons Stock :D
Still working on it so more tonight.
How to use theses rules: 
Each of my stock "types" has a list of what section(s) of my rules apply.
Find the right type for the stock image in question, read those sections and any exceptions or exclusions for that type. 
If you still have questions then ASK ME.
Before you start though, What is stock and what is not?
ONLY the work in the "STOCK" folders and all the sub folders in that directory may be used as stock, do NOT use my other work as stock.
This is what most of my model stock is, example:

Sections That Apply.
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Female Waist Tutorial by wandaluvstacos Female Waist Tutorial :iconwandaluvstacos:wandaluvstacos 1,818 51 Lettering Tutorial by Zombiesmile Lettering Tutorial :iconzombiesmile:Zombiesmile 6,601 237 Ride the Lightning 4 by Hithorys Ride the Lightning 4 :iconhithorys:Hithorys 10 2 Hair Coloring Tutorial by LauraHollingsworth Hair Coloring Tutorial :iconlaurahollingsworth:LauraHollingsworth 12,489 389 the all expansive 'asian' eye drawing guidei by casetrippy the all expansive 'asian' eye drawing guidei :iconcasetrippy:casetrippy 92 4
Moving deviations works in groups!
A couple of weeks ago, deviantART changed its group layout so that no one could move gallery deviations or even delete them.  Seeing this, I freaked out and made plans on what to do about it.  But I also happened to be on vacation with very limited Internet time and even more limited Wi-Fi.  So when deviantART fixed the bug, I was not there to see it.  But I'm back from vacation and have plenty of online time for you all!
Thank you to everyone who replied to my group blogs with comments and helpful suggestions!  All your advice made it very easy to figure out how to move group deviations.  I will be posting more information on each individual group (Disney HeroinesComic Underground, and Love Sees No Gender).
- S.
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News about managing deviations in group's galleries (and personal galleries as well) - it IS possible!
When being in the gallery folder, click the "Edit Folder" button on top-right part, and then chose "Edit deviations". You can now manage deviations as it was before. La la la la
:star:IN GROUPS :
1. GO to the gallery , press EDIT FOLDER
2. EDIT DEVIATIONS . manage your deviations and press DONE.
1. Go to your gallery , press EDIT PAGE .
2. Manage your deviations and when you're done ... press DONE ! :eager:
Thanks to Kitteh-Pawz , UszatyArbuz and lucytherescuedcat who spread the news. High-five!
Would be nice if the staff will post a journal about this changes . It would save nerves of deviants and additional work for the HELPDESK(staff) with the bug reports/notes .
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Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships by DirkLoechel Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships :icondirkloechel:DirkLoechel 39,208 8,991
Worldbuilding and Your Writing
It's probably one of the most basic tasks of writing.  Some of us take our time and carefully plan and plot every aspect of the world we're writing in.  Others figure out the basics and jump right into the story.  Like most aspects of writing, it comes down to what's comfortable for you, as a writer.  But, if you're writing prose, you have to do a little bit of worldbuilding.
What is Worldbuilding?
Seems like the question of the hour.  Everyone's talking about it.  Some writers are making a big deal about it, while others say they don't do any at all.  Worldbuilding is as simple as creating the world in which you're writing.  How much worldbuilding you do is up to you.
How much should I build?
Remember, that no matter what, you'll always know more about your world than you'll ever write.  It's not a bad thing; in fact, it should make your story stronger.  The amount of building you do depends on the typ
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5 Tips for Revolutionary Writers
5 Tips for Revolutionary Writers
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 7 “Career Writers”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Each of us has revolutionary ideals within us—we believe in certain morals, values, causes, and beliefs that we would like to see in the world. And these ideals that we have will affect everything from which characters of which ideals play the antagonistic or protagonist role, to the natural consequences of actions. Not to say that we are all trying to topple a class-based system of oppression; but something as simple as illustrating that being nice to others is a good thing is a message and a call for revolution in itself. Today, I'm going to talk about how to empower this tendency in writers, while directing the tendency to support the overarching story, withou
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5 Steps for Effectively Critiquing a Story
5 Steps for Effectively Critiquing a Story
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 8 “Editing Your Novel” – Section 1 “Effective Criticism”
With Links to Supplementary Material
I've discussed some tips for editing—both your own work and the work of others. Today, I'm going to start an ongoing series in partnership with 1deathgod to demonstrate effective strategies for editing a manuscript, which we will continue through the course of many drafts. Please keep in mind that I have requested that all of her excerpts start in their roughest form and that she only make the edits that I recommend, for the sole purpose of this demonstration. Left to her own devices, she would have doubtlessly pursued many more improvements but has chosen to leave her excerpt in a raw form for the sake of this tutorial.
Step 1: Read some of the
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4 Tips for Indie Writing
4 Tips for Indie Writing
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 3 “Indie Writing”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Continuing with our series on types of writers, today we'll discuss indie writers. Indie writers are characterized by originality, their abundance of ideas, desire for superb quality, and creativity—countered by a strong repulsion against trends, popular literature, and traditional conventions of writing. The challenge is to balance these two sets of tendencies, and to put indie writing in the most constructive context possible.
Tip 1: Think of writing a story like a recipe—in terms of its elements.
The most common type of indie story I encounter tries to be so creative and so unique, that it vaguely resembles anything close to a story. I want to like it, to applaud its originality, but
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7 Tips for Editing a Novel

7 Tips for Editing a Novel
Once you, a friend, or a client have finished the first draft of any type of work, you reach the editing stage. Unfortunately, I have found very little literature as to the editing process, save for grammar tips and some technical clean-ups. For this reason, I am writing a few quick tips for editing the first draft of a written work—particularly works of fiction.
Tip 1: Let the story sit.
I have heard that C. S. Lewis let his stories sit an entire year after their first draft before he edited them. There is a two-fold wisdom in this. First, time g
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To bastardize a line by Lloyd Bridges from the hilarious movie Airplane, "I picked the wrong time to start a Funk Free Weekend". Every possible obstacle that could come up, did. It's just the usual crap life throws at you when you think you have every base covered.


The good news is: several people have sent notes about ordering portraits for hard currency. :woohoo: And I got 10 points in my donation pool!


My weekend isn't over; but I think my case of the blues is on life support. Some times I forget how little encouragement it takes for me to find my optimism again. :highfive:

  • Listening to: some encouraging words
  • Reading: for pleasure
  • Watching: squirrels celebrate my happiness
  • Playing: the role of chuck daws
  • Eating: all my veggies
  • Drinking: apple juice


chuckdaws has started a donation pool!
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I'd like to get a 3 month membership. :woohoo:

If you like my work, and you feel you can afford to show your appreciation, then give whatever you can. New work will be added every weekend. :squee:

Only the most recent donor will be visible. This is to show appreciation for your gift while minimizing the chances of my donors becoming targets for others who troll for points.:|

I will never go to your page and ask for points. Please do me the same courtesy. Thanks :)

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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :iconballoonsplz:
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Thanks for the fav! :iconlgbtplz:
Merbear-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the watch
MajesticStock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
thanks for the watch :D
Angelic-Obscura Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch! We hope you find our stock useful!
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thanks for watching my work
Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :+fav: my contest ! :iconpinklilyplz:
chuckdaws Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :iconcheerplz:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke for faving ^^
Fantasynerd Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the favourite.
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