Have you ever had one of those times when you really feel like drawing but had no idea what to draw? Or have you ever had an artblock you've desperately wanted to get rid of? Art is super fun, but it sucks when you just can't draw when you really want to. Here are a few of mine and a few other artists' tips to get inspired, and hopefully it'll help you! :love:
Okay let's start!
1. Make an OC
OCs, or original characters, are a great source of inspiration. If you have none, make one! It's super fun to design your own character, especially since it's original so you can go crazy with it! Think up a persona
Stock & Resources
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
:bulletpink:Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
:bulletpink: Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
:bulletpink: Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than
Tutorial Time: How to scan and adjust images on Photoshop!
Hello everyone, welcome to this tutorial article of PE week! :la:
well, you know, there is this youtube channel where there's lots of videos regaring tips, tricks and general advice for artists, and it is the best I've seen of the kind. But sadly, it is only in portuguese - hence why cinyu (https://www.deviantart.com/cinyu) came up with the great idea of getting me to translate one of their videos! :la:
I decided to pick up this one regarding scanning and adjusting images on photoshop, because that is one of the most basic, yet worst parts for many traditional artists. This tutorial is mostly for scanning black and
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd
A traditional artist faces a great challenge after finishing an artwork. How do they get it on their computer to upload and show the world?
There are two main options: Scan or Photograph. Both of these come with a horde of challenges and this article is to offer a starting point for the artist to experiment and find the best solution for their art.
There are a number of type of scanners, the most common domestic peripheral being the flat bed scanner. This article focuses on using a flat bed scanner and not a wand or other type of scanner.
First things, the scanning bed must be as clean as possible, clear off d
WHAT AN AWESOME WEEK!
So last week we had a fantastic event based on Story Planning; a week that was slightly relaxed for a PE week, but full of good advice. These articles haven't just been written for the sake of filling a week, we genuinely hope there is something in them that is useful to you as a writer, to help you with your journey. There's a flash fiction month around the corner, as well as a camp NaNoWriMo and then a full NaNoWrimo in November. There are the times to get planning- don't leave it too close to the deadline!
Here is a list of all the articles we posted in the past week! Please favouri
Greetings everyone and welcome to another fun-packed week at projecteducate (https://www.deviantart.com/projecteducate)! This week has been teamed back up with CRLiterature (https://www.deviantart.com/crliterature) and will be focussing on story planning!
What do we mean by “story planning”?
Planning a story sounds like an easy task- even at primary school level you are taught that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. However there are plenty of important elements that build a story; a lot of prep work that can actually improve the quality of your novel writing in the long run. This can cover almost anything- from world building, character development, creating past history and plot mappi
2012 has seen projecteducate (https://www.deviantart.com/projecteducate) advance with the changing times here on deviantART and become an official group! That means that it has been a lot easier to bring you all the information, features, interviews and articles as part of various Project Educate weeks. So with the functions of groups at our fingertips, the articles shared are all in organised gallery folders for ease - all of which are linked in this article.
2012 also saw the Introduction of Community Weeks headed up by members of the community. They're now running monthly and are designed for members of the community to get involved by writing articles on whatever they want -
Literature Basics Week
Our world is so full of noise and distraction. It’s no wonder “Walden” is a classic—Thoreau had time and quiet in which to write it! And plenty of inspiration from nature.
So how do we focus, as writers, on our craft? Even if it’s our passion, sometimes it takes a lot of effort to sit down and just write—especially if we struggle with attention or hyperactivity, whether diagnosed or not.
As someone who has studied both academic writing and reading in college and graduate school, and a veteran of National Poetry Writing Month for 7 years and National Novel Writing Month for one, I ca
What tools are good when you wish to create a Manga (colored and black/white)?
BEST Adobe Photoshop (not Element)
BEST Easy Paint Tool Sai
etc. What software you like to use. :)
TOOL: Tablet pen
For example, from wacom.
A mouse also works, but I don´t think it will last forever. xD For really good Anime and Manga art I suggest you a Tablet Pen.
That are just general names. There are very special pencils, Copics and brushes you may use. Tools emberpep (https://www.deviantart.com/emberpep) used on one of her drawings:
Courtesy of ResoluteAssassin (https://www.deviantart.com/resoluteassassin)
Yeah... I guess you've heard of him...
And even if you haven't...
There was at least one time where you had him coming your way...
And he comes back over and over...
This is the most common name given to that certain time where artists just sit there and become unproductive against their own will. Yes... against their own will! Artists have art block and writers have writer's block... it's still the same thing, though. It must be avoided at all costs, but once it arrives, it doesn't leave until it is satisfied of seeing your misery. Minutes... Days... Weeks... Even up to months! Art block claim
Creativity isn't just an artist's concern. Creativity is about using your imagination in every endeavor. Believe it or not, you are a creative person already. However, these tips might inspire you to get the best of what you already have.
1. GET OUTSIDE
This comes as a very first tip for a reason. Whether it's outside your house or outside your mind, changing your perspective will help the ideas flow.
2. DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Your brain functions much better when well-hydrated. Symptoms of mild dehydration include tiredness, headache, muscle weakness, and dizziness - these are certainly not going to help you to think straight.
Watercolor Techniques II
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). Current series of articles is focusing on painting methods, previously published Watercolor Techniques I article can be found HERE. I sincerely hope these will motivate some of you to try something new and wish you all happy painting!
Wet-into-wet is another versatile and popular technique where watercolor, or water, is dropped onto a wet surface. This is a great technique to use f
#DigitalArtTutorial (https://www.deviantart.com/digitalarttutorial) :iconartistshospital: :icontutorialhouse: :iconphotoshop-tutorials: :icondivine-tutorials: :icontutorialsclub:
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More helpful video tutorials found on youtube.com!
More found here: http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/tutorials/
As long we have no teacher in DArtschool (https://www.deviantart.com/dartschool) for Anime and Manga to help you guys out. I will write some journals for this category in hope they help you guys! ;v;
Amazing Tutorials by Naschi (https://www.deviantart.com/naschi)
Hello again. : D
Usually 'anatomy' isn´t a topic for the 'Anime & Manga' Lesson in DArtschool (https://www.deviantart.com/dartschool) because we got an extra lesson for it. o3o
That´s why this feature looks somewhat short cutted. xD But they helped me to improve. They deserve to get more attention.
Tutorial by Naschi (https://www.deviantart.com/naschi)
Tutorials by Qinni (https://www.deviantart.com/qinni) & shingworks (https://www.deviantart.com/shingworks)
Hello! Do you think Anime and Manga is only one style? Then you are wrong. :'D Anime & Manga is a hard business job and each style have to match to the gender who should watch or read the Anime or Manga.
That´s a Manga for Girls and have mostly the theme about love. :heart:
This kind of style is mostly cute.
A Manga for boys. This Mangas mostly have heros with special skills, this heros fight very often as well. (This type of manga is often read by Girls as well.)
For boys the anime style change into a strong and cool looking style.
Hentai, Yuri and Yaoi
Yuri also known as Shōjo Ai and Yaoi also known
The term Manga (漫画) is a japanese word referring to comics and catrooning. Mangas used to be created in Japan or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language. But today they are created by Mangakas for other countries in many languages.
In this article I will give you a short explaination about the different Manga genres.
I'm aware of 32 genres that are used in the Manga publishing industry. Each one of them have different targets to please our interests.
Action: It shows fighting, violence or any other form of aggressive behavior.
Adult: This manga often contains intense violence or erotic scenes.
Traditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArt
A lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.
▲ ANATOMY tutorials
▲ COLOR tutorials
▲ TECHNIQUES tutorials
Do you have a f
Procrastination and Creativity
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination
Tips for creating dark art
I have heard many people's opinions about dark art. What defines it? What's it's main features? There is many who think they create dark art, but others who tell them THAT isn't what dark art is. But is that fair? Is it up to us to decide what dark art is OR is it something we need to feel. Something that comes to every human in need and offers a cold a dark reality of comfort. Here are the opinions of some dark artists...
"Go beyond the cliché and open your mind. People think creating something dark means you have to stick to cemeteries, goth chicks, and muted tones, which is false! Embrace colour in your
Traditional Art Techniques II
Traditional Art Week continues! This article will give you a brief overview of even more physical media techniques and their characteristics, featuring beautiful examples found all over DeviantArt and tutorials. I sincerely hope this will get you inspired to try something new and experiment, why not pick a tutorial and see what you learn! Don't forget, whilst techniques has their own regulations and principles, they still can be combined, you have to be no wizard (just a little creative) to find a new way to express yourself through them. Let's take a look
(Traditional Art Techniques I)
1. Drawing media II
Once again we've had another fantastic Artist Toolbox week - hopefully you'll agree! Thanks to all of our contributors this week we've managed to bring you articles focusing on a wide range of topics. If you'd like to get involved in the next week then read to the bottom of this article to find out how. Here's what we brought you this week:
:bulletpurple: Working with References from FionaCreates (https://www.deviantart.com/fionacreates)
:bulletpurple: Water Based Media from Xadrea (https://www.deviantart.com/xadrea)
:bulletpurple: 3D Printing Basics for Beginners from PolyMune (https://www.deviantart.com/polymune)
:bulletpurple: Transparency in Powerpoint from iAmAneleBiscarra (https://www.deviantart.com/iamanelebiscarra)
:bulletpurple: Camera RAW Tools for Photographers from :de