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Sofía
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Hello and welcome to my page! :heart:
My name is Sofía, I'm a hobbyist artists who likes traditional and digital art.
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Hablo español :bulletblack: Parlo italiano :bulletblack: Je parle français :bulletblack: Я говорью по-русски :bulletblack: Я розумію українську мову :bulletblack: I speak English

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:bulletblack:I love llamas! I always send one back.

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COMMISSION INFO


Commissions are openGENERAL INFO:
What I draw:
:bulletblue: Humans (females and males). I can add animal features.
:bulletblue: Erotic poses and outfits (corsets, highheels...)
:bulletblue: Landscapes and animals.
What I don't draw:
:bulletblack: Pokemon, digimon, sonic and similar fandoms. 
:bulletblack: Porn and fetishes, explicit sexual content.
:bulletblack: Furries, anthro, mecha and manga style.
PRIZES:
:bulletblue: Simple monochromatic sketch. Digital, traditional or mixed media:
headshot 500Blue Points, full body  750Blue Points 

:bulletblack: Full colored headshot. Digital or traditional media: 950Blue Points
 

:bulletblue: Full colored realistic half body and cartoo
Ship's Wheel Pixel by Blueroses321 About commissionsCOMMISSION GUIDELINES
Send me a note with a description of what you want me to draw and send me links of reference pictures if you have them. Tell me which kind of artwork you want (headshot, bust or full body) Tell me if you desire a simple or a detailed background (you may not want background). Please, be concise and clear with your description. Include your Email address so I can send you the final piece. Once we agree, I will ask you to pay one part of the commission via "donate points widget" or "give points button" to ensure   
the accomplishment of your work.
Please, do not include links to your story, long backstories... it may be confusing for the artist, just explain clearly what you want and I'll try do do my best, but comprehend I can't read all the background stories you send me.
DRAWING PROCESS
I'll start some drafts and then I'll show you the sketch I consider the best, if it's a
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Hello everyone! :wave:
Today I want to share some useful tips and tricks that may help you take good photos of your traditional art.

If you don't own a scanner or you work with large paper, canvas... and you can't your traditional works, don't worry! You don't even need a fancy camera to take great pics! :dummy:

I finished my piece! How can I take a decent photo?


It's easy! You only need good sunlight or good artificial light that doesn't change the hues of the colours.
HINT: good artificial light doesn't make the white paper look yellow/ocher or greyish yellow.

If you prefer natural sunlight, make sure you're taking the photo next to a window (it should be clean or open :D ) and do it preferably from 10:00 to 15:00 hours, later the light turns darker or warmer, depending on the season or timezone.
Make sure you're not casting any shadow because removing cast shadows is very tricky and a waste of time. You better take a good photo avoiding to cast weird shadows with your camera or phone.
Yes! I said phone! :dummy: Nowadays phones have pretty good cameras. Use them to take pics of your art.

I didn't cast any shadow and the light was perfect but the colours still look different from what the physical drawing is. What can I do to fix it?


It's ok, we all need to adjust the photos after taking them. Even scanned artworks are adjusted.
You can adjust colour balance and lighting, as well as saturation, temperature and many other things to make it look good or even better than the paper file. :iconkittennodplz:
I am proposing you a free online website that's awesome and easy to use, you don't need a fancy program to do this:
www.phixr.com/photo/userindex
Phixr is a fantastic site. You can even save the edited file as PNG to avoid losing quality and preserve the brightness and vibrancy of colours.
There are also some apps where you can edit and adjust pictures but Phixr is superior since you can save as PNG and you don't depend on your phone to edit the photos. Moreover, it is a site so it doesn't take any space from your phone memory.

I am lost in edition. Where to start?


I was lost the first time, too! :dummy:
First of all, you need to raise the exposure if the paper is not white enough. Do it little by little, don't go crazy about it. You can also make highlights less sublte or more harsh, and brighten the whites. Usually, you'll need to raise the exposure, darken the blacks, raise vibrancy and maybe play around with temperature.
What does "temperature" mean? :confused: I'm not an expert but from what I've learned so far temperature determines if the light source is warm or cool. If the appearence of the drawing is overall cool or bluish, perhaps you need to warm the temperature up. When the drawing looks too warm or yellowish, move the temperature bar towards the blue, aka cool it down.
Sometimes, some colours will appear less saturated. You can adjust the colours on "channels", one by one and very easily.
PRO TIP! As IKrines pointed out in the comments, for black and white pieces a monochrome filter is the best way to get rid of yellowness.

It may seem messy but once you get used to it, it becomes a quick process.

The photo already looks good to me. Is it really necessary to do all the post work?


Trust me, you can make it shine with a quick adjust. You're not wasting your time: what may look good for you can be dull and grey to others. 
Let's have a look at this photo before being colour corrected and adjusted:
Gilliam original non edited photo by Shesvii
It may look good but it's not. Compare it to the final colour corrected piece:
Gilliam by Shesvii
See? Much brighter and appealing. It's easier on the eyes and all the whites look white!


I really hope you found this article helpful and I will appreciate any tip you can give me or comments discussing new methods to take good photos of artworks.

:iconflyingheartsplz: Thanks for reading! :iconflyingheartsplz:

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jamiesheba Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama! <3
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Captain-Husky Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Artist
Thank you for the Llama+ llama emoticon 
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Shesvii Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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ShinyKillerOptics Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
danke sehr for the llama!
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Shesvii Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte schön! :iconllamatruckplz:
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