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Inktober 2019

Inktober 2019

Just a little reminder that in October it's time for INKTOBER 2019 WHAT IS INKTOBER? Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online. Remember to use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2019 if you want your art to be seen by everyone. OFFICIAL PROMPT LIST DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL PROMPT LIST? No, you don't, you can make your own. =D More INFO can be found on the official Inktober webpage (don't forget to loo

World Watercolor Month 2019

World Watercolor Month 2019

Hello! It's back... July is WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH 31 watercolors in 31 days Maybe you took part in it the previous year, maybe it's the first time you hear about it. You don't need to worry. We have all the information you need to survive the July. "So what do I have to do?" Just paint each day in July a watercolor painting and tag it with #WorldWatercolorMonth and of course don't forget to submit it to our group. =D On July 1st we will again open our World Watercolor Month folder. Any member of watercolorists (https://www.deviantart.com/watercolorists) can submit one artwork created with watercolor daily to the "World Watercolor Month" folder, in addition to the normal lim

Shading Tips for Watercolor

Shading Tips for Watercolor

Lighting In Art Week In this article, I will be sharing some tips on how to shade in a particularly mean technique, which is watercolor. Main difference between watercolor and other traditional painting techniques is about how to achieve light and shadow - which is why I decided to include this topic into a wonderful LIGHTING IN ART WEEK at projecteducate (https://www.deviantart.com/projecteducate) And they let me! How is watercolor different from other traditional art painting techniques then? Acrylic, oil painting, even gouache are opaque techniques, allowing you to add white into your painting as you please, whenever you need to. Watercolor doesn't use white paint at all, it's

Painting without Lines: Forms in Light and Shadow

Painting without Lines: Forms in Light and Shadow

Lighting in Art Week Welcome... ... to ‘Sculpting with Values’, because really, that's what this is. I’ll be showing you how to paint a portrait using values only, rather than relying on lines to mark the boundaries of facial features in the final product, and will also throw in some tips on what makes good lighting, and what to avoid. As colour is a whole different ballgame, I won’t be covering it at all. Just greyscale values. At most art schools that pride themselves in good teaching methods, that’s exactly what you would be doing at first, and only once that module is completed would you move on to colour
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Onmyoji Fan Art Contest

Onmyoji Fan Art Contest

Celebrate the unique 92 character roster of #Onmyoji and win! Learn how your fan art could nab you some cool prizes here: ContestWinnersSemi-FinalistsView Entries 13+ International Twitter Facebook Google+ Watch Trailer Let's Go! A world-wide hit, Onmyoji is a fun, compelling turn-based mobile RPG set in Heian period Japan (794-1185AD) where humans and the supernatural coexist. We're celebrating the expansion of its massive roster of characters with a contest! From glamorous portraits to shows of power and everything in between, create a piece of art of your favorite character for your chance to win! With 92 powerful, playable charact
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Character Consistency - A Massive Tip Collection

Character Consistency - A Massive Tip Collection

Anime and Manga Week My protagonist during concept phase. During my journey to try to bring my webcomic to life, I have been extensively studying and focusing on cool action poses, interesting backgrounds and fancy shading... only to find that there’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to draw your own characters properly. Let’s face it, as much as acquiring any fundamental skill will help you in the long-run, in the end your characters are the heart of your story and nothing will happen without them. In order to tackle my biggest issue, I have accumulated tips, tricks, and folders of tutorials that I’ll summari
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All tested watercolour brands in one grouping

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Working with watercolours: Collections of links and hints
Working with watercoloursWorking with watercolours.
A collection of hopefully useful hints and links:
It seems preposterous to make a tutorial about working with watercolours and telling people what to do and not to do. I suppose that each artist is very unique in his/her approach to the matter. Some will work in thin, transparent layers, others will prefer the strong colours that come out of tubes. Some will never condescend to use black and others will use it all the time. There are purists who never would dare touch any white or use other media to reinforce their pics and give them more depth.
Well, my personal opinion is: try out what you like, study the works of classics like Constable, Dufy, Nolde, Schiele and many, many others and then do your own thing. ☺
A few little hints that may help you in the beginning:
Use the VERY BEST brush you can get. Sable brushes are wonderful to work with, you can achieve very thin lines and broad strokes just with one thick brush.
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Collection of Advice about DrawingIf you want to start drawing seriously without attending an art school, you will need to at least get yourself some guidance in form of books.
Here's a collection of books I'd recommend in the beginning:
Betty Edwards: The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Drawing-Right-Side-Brain/dp/0007116454/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307768924&sr=8-1
Very interesting concept that enables you to perceive drawing from an unusual perspective and that gives you lots of ideas and exercises on how to hone your skillls.
Ron Tiner: Figure Drawing Without a Model http://www.amazon.co.uk/Figure-Drawing-Without-Model-Tiner/dp/0715329324/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1307769226&sr=1-1
My absolute favourite! Such a witty and fantastic book. A must in every artist's book shelf. :D
Link to the downloadable version: http://www.scribd.com/doc/2433933/Ron-Tiner-Figure-Drawing-Without-A-Model
Barrington Barber: Complete Introduction to Drawing http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Introd

Favourite Visual Artist
Da Vinci, Feininger, Impressionists, English Portraitists
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Sting
Tools of the Trade
Watercolours, pencils, (sometimes a bit of digital, but not much - although I do own a tablet. ;))
Other Interests
Drawing, photography, art, history, literature, nature, cats

WATERCOLOUR PAPER REVIEW

WATERCOLOUR PAPER REVIEW

Watercolour paper review Tested brands in alphabetical order:   Arches 300gsm NOT 100% cotton Canson Fontenay 300gsm NOT 100% cotton Canson Montval 300gsm NOT 100” acid free cellulose Centenaire 300gsm NOT and rough 100% cotton Daler-Rowney Aquafine 300gsm NOT 100% acid free cellulose Fabriano 300gsm hot press 100% cotton Lanaquarelle 300gsm hot press 100% cotton Saunders Waterford 300gsm NOT 100% cotton Hahnemühle ,12 different papers,will be listed and reviewed separately My watercolour paper collection has been steadily growing throughout the years. Some of them are used on a daily basis and others haven’t been
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Watercolour Pans Versus Tubes

Watercolour Pans Versus Tubes

This article is about artists' grade watercolours. Everything written is based on my personal experiences. I'm not getting paid by any of the suggested companies. It has always struck me as surprising how painting habits can be different in Europe and the US. (Apologies to any other country/continent that I don't know of, especially all of Asia and the Southern hemisphere - I just don't have any knowledge about what artists prefer there) European artists tend to use more pans for their watercolours, opposed to Americans, who seem to favour tubes. Of course, it's probably a question of availability, too. Companies like Schmincke (German), Wi
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77.777 Caught!

77.777 Caught!

Congratulations to ~TalesOfColor (https://www.deviantart.com/talesofcolor) who caught the 77.777 pageviews. :D
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merci pour les favs :)
merci pour les favs :)
merci pour les favs :)
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Many thanks for faving "Winter Comes to the Moors". It is much appreciated, as is your continuing support. :icongladlikeplz:
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:heart: :) many, many thanks from my heart for the faves on my Inktober drawings!!! it means a lot to me and Inktober wouldn't have been as fun without the support of cool DA artists!! :huggle: