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There You Are Frederick, Where Have you Been? by Monseo There You Are Frederick, Where Have you Been? :iconmonseo:Monseo 26 9 Who's there Charlie? by Monseo Who's there Charlie? :iconmonseo:Monseo 14 9 Quick Starter : Ten Faces by Monseo Quick Starter : Ten Faces :iconmonseo:Monseo 16 2 Quick Starter : Troublesome Two by Monseo Quick Starter : Troublesome Two :iconmonseo:Monseo 20 1 Frostbite by Monseo Frostbite :iconmonseo:Monseo 86 15 Power Through! by Monseo Power Through! :iconmonseo:Monseo 82 8 Wallpaper : An Inefficient Drain Part Two by Monseo Wallpaper : An Inefficient Drain Part Two :iconmonseo:Monseo 15 1 Wallpaper : An Inefficient Drain Part One by Monseo Wallpaper : An Inefficient Drain Part One :iconmonseo:Monseo 7 0 Wallpaper : Nostalgia Print Part Two by Monseo Wallpaper : Nostalgia Print Part Two :iconmonseo:Monseo 5 0 Wallpaper : Nostalgia Print Part One by Monseo Wallpaper : Nostalgia Print Part One :iconmonseo:Monseo 3 0 Wallpaper : Reminiscence by Monseo Wallpaper : Reminiscence :iconmonseo:Monseo 11 3 Wallpaper : Cold Comforts by Monseo Wallpaper : Cold Comforts :iconmonseo:Monseo 12 2 Wallpaper : Blue Mornings by Monseo Wallpaper : Blue Mornings :iconmonseo:Monseo 12 6 The Dilemma of Santa's Helper by Monseo The Dilemma of Santa's Helper :iconmonseo:Monseo 47 3 A Fickle Uncanny Memory Lurks Here by Monseo A Fickle Uncanny Memory Lurks Here :iconmonseo:Monseo 63 6 Quick Start : If The Mask Fits by Monseo Quick Start : If The Mask Fits :iconmonseo:Monseo 12 1

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by Daivien

First I would like to say congratulations on putting together such a well thought out, and technically challenging finished colored pie...


This image is both eerie and captivating at the same time. The lines are strong and confident making the overall composition even more ...

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Monseo

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When I'm not programming these days you can typically find me near a sketchbook/tablet, or with photoshop/illustrator/gimp/inkscape/blender open on the desktop.

Find me on : reddit instagram youtube.


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If for whatever reason you don't have something to fit the theme, you'll have a magical months worth of days to get your act together!

This months theme : Charity
Tis the charitable time of year :santa: .

Deadline: December 31st, 2018


November 2018 - Wee People Contest Winner!!!
October 2018 - Kind Monsters winners! 


:new: Can You Write a 10 Word Story? Ends Dec 10, 2018! by phoenixleo.

X raffle (6000 points prize) Ends Nov 25, 2018! My god ev-oo it looks like a lot of effort to select these winners.




Normally this would be the perfect time to insert a fall feature.
Sadly not enough deviations were curated for a consistent theme this time.. it occurs to me not all countries have four distinct seasons.

So if you have a moment to spare, maybe check out
:iconwhimsical-by-nature:.
The Gallery and Favorites are full of a wide variety of eye pleasers.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Wishing you all the best on the coming weekdays!

Well not really lost, but they can be claimed ~starting October 1st.

The Instructions are as follows,

  1. Leave a comment on the one you want,
    remember to mention your favorite Halloween treat.

  2. Wait 24 hours, if anyone else shows up..
    chances are dice will be involved to pick a winner.

  3. Easy as pie, I'll note you the files.

Recommendations are highly recommended. Now is the time to speak up if you want to see something :pumpkin:


P.s Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Everyone!

Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Mind Matters) by Monseo : not taken yet.  |   Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Life Broker) by Monseo : Math-Lover.
Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Nosferatu) by Monseo : not taken yet.  |  Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Were Coyote) by Monseo: not taken yet.
Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Martian) by Monseo : not taken yet.  |  Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Medic) by Monseo : ChildrenOfDarkness2.
Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Peter Rabbit) by Monseo  : not taken yet.  |  Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Beach Walker) by Monseo : not taken yet.
Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Bull Dog) by Monseo : not taken yet.  |   Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Hunger) by Monseo : SterbenObskur.
Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Skull) by Monseo : GenderFurry. |   Lost and Found : Spooktacular Icon (Lucky 13) by Monseo : mechanicalanakal.
I've apparently hoarded a few too many drawing related supplies..
It'll probably be good on the eyes to work on some traditional sketches, I love the digital inking process a bit too much to give that up, even for a short amount of time.


In the mean time, here are the current FREE FOR PERSONAL NON-COMMERCIAL USE resources you can use to practice on. If you want to.
(and with the right incentive, some deviations you can Unlock AKA extend these permissions too. Something fun.)
Info / for personal non-commercial use resources.

The Sketch

Suppose you have a heaping pile of sketches you're just dying to get digitized, digitally ink, and colored. No, just me.

Grab that camera, or better yet a scanner and it's time to get started.
Results will vary, poor lighting, unsteady hands, scanner software that just does not seem to get the contrasts right.

Now is the time to open your favorite software, and change the LEVELS.

Using a color picker most software will let you pick areas that should be black(the darkest parts for those of you with heavy hands), the greys in the middle (most pencil tones fall somewhat in this range), and white(dare I say the paper).

This does not have to be perfect, since the next step is changing the contrast/brightness levels.

Teak as needed, but DO NOT go back and forth. It's better to UNDO, and start again until the drawing looks like, the drawing.
This keeps all the lovely textures, when the coloring is completed (especially for rough textured paper).

  Opposition by Monseo Frying Pan Eddy by Monseo

Digital Inking

You could of course skip the above step if textures aren't your thing, and draw with a tablet. Or mouse you name it, and favorite software.
FYI : vector software is great for precision!

But since you're here, BLACK my good old friend it's time to add some definition.
For pencil drawings, when you don't increase the contrast to an extreme black/white range, go over some the contours and some of the key details.

OPEN A NEW FILE, the BOTTOM LAYER (should be the scanned image you cleaned up), EVERY OTHER LAYER ABOVE (will be the digital inking).
Set the BOTTOM LAYERS , BLEND MODE to normal at this point (a what you see is what you get result).
And a minimum of one other layer, above this, set it to MULTIPLY.
Reduce the opacity, or use shades of grey with the layer @ 100% to get the effect you need (a solid black brush will result in a solid black image, and that's why you will want to reduce the effect this way).
MULTIPLY, is also key to keeping the texture of the paper.

You can always add more later when adding some shading, and actually coloring your work.

Shake Your Booty : Lineart by Monseo Biotech Woman : Lineart by Monseo

Want to Add Shading?

You can do that to, add another layer, or group of layers (Just above your digital inking).
Set them to MULTIPLY, have you sensed a common theme by now? It's a very handy blend mode.

Try to picture what you want to draw in GREYSCALE, without color. This will help a lot.

Natural Nemesis  : Brutally Beastly (Lineart) by Monseo  Broken To Pieces by Monseo

Finally, Color.

So you have a workable line art image, with or without shading by now.

Flatten/or Merge the visible layers. From this point on all the fun colored bits go UNDERNEATH.
Set the Flatten/Merged Layer, blend mode to MULTIPLY,  this layer now stays at the top!
TIP : keep a backup of the lineart, in it's un-flattened form!!!

Add another layer, or group of layers (Just below the finished lineart).
Coloring styles vary.

A well shaded piece of lineart can be colored with a single layer of solid colors using the NORMAL blend mode.
Since most of the shading with affect the solid colors, consider this the flat color stage of the process.

Most of the time things are not a single solid color. Lighting can cause reflections of color from surrounding objects, more stylized techniques could exaggerate extremes of color.

The limitations are endless.

Natural Nemesis  : Brutally Beastly (Coloured) by Monseo  Pick a Side, Any Side! by Monseo

Some Final Thoughts.

Don't rush, be kind to your body and equipment. 

A gentler grip for both traditional and digital pens helps with creating smoother lines,  and less fatigue over time.

Try to draw with your whole arm, shoulder, elbow, fingers.
fingers, for small details.
elbow and shoulder, for larger shapes, longer lines, etc.

When an area looks done, move one. It's easy to continue making minor tweaks here and there... but be critical, keeping a mental note of what can be improved.

PS. Happy 18th Birthday Deviant Art :party:

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