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Atomic Blonde Fan Art Contest
Celebrate the home release of Atomic Blonde with a new contest from DeviantArt! Create an original piece of art illustrating secret agent Lorraine Broughton (played by Charlize Theron) in the world of Atomic Blonde — inspired by the movie and exclusive animated storyboards.
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Illustrate secret agent Lorraine Broughton
in the world of Atomic Blonde
Lorraine Braughton (played by Charlize Theron) is an agen
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Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies
Photoshop tutorials
And I decided to make more useful journals ;P You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. :la: In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something :giggle:)
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ;P). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials
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PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Profile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized! :heart:
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
:note: In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration. 

Basic Design Concepts

Before we get started,
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Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!

'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics. 
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format. 
STEP 1
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditional tools.  
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Pride Flags Colors explained!
I'll try to list as many pride colors as I can think of.
Gay Pride (Six stripes of the rainbow but without indigo - Gay, Gay Men, Lesbians, Homosexuality, and sometimes the entire LGBT community.   This was created by a San Francisco artist named Gilbert Baker in 1978.  The flag originally had the stripes of all the colors of the rainbow and one pink stripe; from top to bottom, it was pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet/purple, and indigo.    Pink represented sex, red represented life, orange represented healing, yellow represented sunlight, green represented nature, blue represented art, indigo represented serenity, and violet represented spirit.  Later, pink was removed from the flag because of availability of fabric issues, so it became the seven colors of the rainbow.  In 1979, indigo was removed because of visibility reasons when posted on Market Street in San Francisco, so the current flag has
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So you want to do commissions?
A basic guide to setting up commissions
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please :+fav: it.
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First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
TIP:
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
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How to create space art
I'll cut right to the chase! This news article will be about tutorials and resources related to space and space art. In an attempt to bring order in this chaos we call life, art and news articles I'll try my best to classify the resources and the tutorials into categories - knowing all too well that those classifications are arbitrary. Enough of that though, let us begin.
Space art can be divided in a number of sub genres, in this article I'll talk about two such categories (again knowing all too well a lot of space art falls in neither of these categories); classic space art and terraspace. Your typical space scene usually consists of one or several space elements and celestial bodies, such as planets, nebulas and stars. In terraspace another dimension is added. The "camera" or point of view is not located in outer space, but on the ground. The space elements are then put in the sky. To achieve this, the artist often have a stock photo of an up-close environment in the foreground (tra
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Tips for smooth clean line art
Hi,
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
:bulletblue: First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
:bulletblue: Then on the second layer
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CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14
More updates comings soon!!
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:
Content here
You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
Content here
2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
The result:
Font size = 1
Font size = 2
Font size = 3
Font size = 4
Font size = 5
Font size = 6
Font size = 7
3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
Your text here
Example
Your text here
Result
Your text here
Safe fonts to use
Serif Fonts
Georgia      -----     The quick brown fox
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Attention, don't give away your work!
If possible please :+fav: this news article so that more people can see it and be wary, thank you! :pray:
This week I received messages from two different people (through Etsy and Storenvy) offering to make a review of my work. They splattered huge statics, like having millions of instagram followers, popularity, or having done it before and making people famous. Of course, their generosity was conditioned by me agreeing to send them some of my work for free. While I don't object the concept of reviewing someone's work, I worry that this has become a popular way of scamming artisan crafters to give away their work for free with promises of exposure and increasing their sales. I wanted to write this journal to tell everyone to be careful, specially if you're just starting your business and struggling to get noticed, it may sound tempting but you should never give away your hard work!
One of them was even more blunt and said that he could write a positive review of my work just by
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Milk for The Ugly


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The Latest Thing of Beauty
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”

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PE: How to embed things
Written by Astrikos for projecteducate's community week. 
You may have noticed GIFS and hot things in people's journals and profiles. 
With HTML and CSS, you can add some hotness to your journals and profile.
Pretty neat, yes? 
Embedding Images and GIFs
DeviantART Images
    Images on dA can easily be linked with thumbcodes. 
While on a deviation page, all you have to do is scroll down and look right until you see:

Copy and paste the thumb code. 
:thumb367944988:

And if you want it bigger: 
:bigthumb367944988:

And bam. There you are.
If that's not good enough, you can play around with the size like this.. .
<da:deviation width="Number"  id="deviationID">
It's the thumbcode number without thumb in it... 
Trying it out... 
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Art + Anatomy book Recommendations
Edit: updating this for new followers who might want to see this :D
15 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. 
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
Anatomy Books
An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists :star:
The Art of Animal Drawing :star:
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How to Commission an Artist
I've been commissioning artists for a little over two years now, starting with site money on GaiaOnline and moving to dA from there.  One thing that's hard for me to ignore is the number of artists who are concerned about being scammed, either because they've gone through that experience before or because the stories and warnings of it happening all the time proliferate.  Commissioners have their own concerns about being scammed by artists.  The simple fact of the matter is that it happens.
However, I think a good portion of the problem is that many people who want to commission an artist have no experience doing so, and it's not as easy to find instructions on it as, say, how to draw anime eyes.  That's why I'm making this guide.
It should be noted that while I mention commissioning through other websites now and then, this is meant as to general guide, and all of the examples are from deviantart.com.  Also, this does not
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The REAL Difference between Anthro and Furry
A common topic among the anthro community (and heck, DeviantArt at large) is the classification of what is anthro, what is furry, and what isn't. Heck, even well-established artists have a hard time explaining it, and to quote Scott Kurtz of PvP: "Cartoon animals don't have boobs!"
An often-offered definition of the difference between Anthro and Furry is that Furry is a sexualized form of Anthro, whereas Anthro is simply drawing animals acting like humans and sipping tea; ergo, Anthro is the 'true' art and standard of civilization, while Furry is its mentally retarded drooly cousin, mostly consisting of cub porn and recolored Sonic OC's.
This is the most widely accepted definition between Furry and Anthro. It's also dead wrong.
To help demonstrate this, I've made up a simple graph to make it clear what 'Anthro' is and what Furry isn't:

A brief explanation of the relevant bits so I'm not just repeating what's already written on the chart's deviation page:
Anthr
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Six Ways to Earn More Commissions
:new: Hi there! :wave: If you enjoy this article, please take a moment to check out my career-change goal for 2016 and possibly help me out! http://www.woohooligan.com/2016/da Thanks!
If you’re serious about earning an income with your art, then you have to be serious about marketing yourself. If you’re like me, you hate selling… you don’t like rejection, it makes you nervous and you think you’re no good at it. That’s why we’re artists and not salesmen. Fortunately marketing yourself is kind of an art form. :nod: Although I don’t have all the answers, I’d like to share a little of what I’ve learned about the art of marketing ourselves.
:bulletblue: Be Seen: First, make it easy for people to find you. Create a deviation with a list of the different kinds of commissions you offer, with a sample and a price for each. Put this deviation near the top of your profile so that everyone knows you’re open for commissions. H
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PIXEL ICONS - OPEN!! (Humanoid/Anthro/Gijinka)
Pixel Com | Instagram | Note Me
  Please read my commission TOS linked at the end of the journal.
 By commissioning me, you agree to the Terms of Service.
WHAT'S NEW?
-Prices in dollars have been increased due to the high PayPal fees in my country.
- New feature is available for all icons, custom animation!
(You must choose one item of your character to be animated e.g.: ears, tail, hat, accessories, etc.) + 2.00 USD / 200 pts.
- Considering the amount of time and dedication that I am spending on each icon I have decided to increase my prices. I hope that you understand and respect my decision.
 IMPORTANT:
 - Prices in dollars are fee included.
 - I give priority to payments via
 - <
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Basic HTML Formatting Guide
Introduction
HTML is a markup language used to create web pages. It primarily consists of content placed between named tags that define the layout or style of that content.
Is it just me or does trying to explain HTML and what it does always seem to make it sound more complicated than it actually is? Very simply, HTML is the building blocks of the web. With it you can create a web page right from the foundations of the layout to the finishing touches of style. Don't get me wrong, it is a fairly involved topic but it really is quite simple to pick up the basics.
What I'll be helping you with here is the formatting aspect of HTML. These are the things that add colour to your page and make your font fancy.
Below you will find a number of examples of HTML formatting that you can use to style your own web pages, dA profiles and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also writ
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A reference guide on bookbinding types
A reference guide on bookbinding types
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
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YouTube art channels
Since people always ask me where to find neat art tutorials, here's a comprehensive list of YouTube channels that teach art in one way or another.
Please fav, share and enjoy~! :dummy:
Last update: june 3rd 2017
Art fundamentals
People that teach you the fundamentals of art. Anatomy, color, perspective, etc
Ahmed Aldoori
CG Cookie Concept
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[19062016] HAPPY 1200+ WATCHES
  
Nói thật chứ hồi mới lập DA ý chỉ mong rằng được khoảng 200, 300 watches là ổn rồi, đâu có nghĩ tới ngày được hơn 1000w thế này. Thực sự là ăn bờ li vơ bồ!!!
Cảm ơn các bạn thật nhiều nhièu nhiều đã ủng hộ con mặt trầy này suốt thời gian qua a Onionhead Oish - Onion head 
Nhưng mà chả có gì để ăn mừng đâu, có mỗi mấy cái PSD thôi à, xin đừng thất vọng đó 
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(2500 POINTS IN PRIZES) CONTEST (LAST FEW HOURS)
LAST FEW HOURS OF CONTEST
THE TIME HERE IS ABOUT 7AM
YOU HAVE ABOUT 6-ISH MORE HOURS FOR ANY LATE ENTRIES
KFC Chicken Dance (Want some) [V1] 
Thank you 
:iconbrigetmigets-adopts: brigetmigets-adopts and :iconPinkamenaDD: PinkamenaDD for the additional prizes~

UPDATE:
Im trying to increase the prize and right now it's at 2500:points:! If you'd like to help to raise the prize even more feel free to leave a donation
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Yes. After an eternity finally another contest kill me - Emoticon   
OKI SO THIS CONTEST IS TO DRAW ANY OF MY OC'S 
HERE THEY ARE:

GELEA OC's:



Normal OC's:
 


 
Rules:
 cherry blossom watch meh
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