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Falling by SonySakura Falling :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 12 0 Queen Of My Heart by SonySakura Queen Of My Heart :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 37 8 Baby Demon Fights (animation) by SonySakura Baby Demon Fights (animation) :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 32 2 FIGHT!! by SonySakura FIGHT!! :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 32 4 Spring by SonySakura Spring :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 0 0 catnapping (variant icon animation) by SonySakura catnapping (variant icon animation) :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 9 2 catnapping by SonySakura catnapping :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 15 5 Plagg and cheese by SonySakura Plagg and cheese :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 17 2 Alcor in object form by SonySakura Alcor in object form :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 33 6 Nice dress, Dip by SonySakura Nice dress, Dip :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 35 16 stressy Dippy by SonySakura stressy Dippy :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 23 0 Silinorielle by SonySakura Silinorielle :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 7 0 Vivi by SonySakura Vivi :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 19 3 Smeshariki by SonySakura Smeshariki :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 12 5 Family Halloween by SonySakura Family Halloween :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 50 15 Heroic Amusement by SonySakura Heroic Amusement :iconsonysakura:SonySakura 38 12


Cipher Symphony by yugiohwolves Cipher Symphony :iconyugiohwolves:yugiohwolves 88 0
Find your way around Animation
Digital Art Week
Animation is a part of digital art that fascinates many people. Most of us have at least one favorite animated movie, either from our childhood, or from the time that we were adult children. There is something about seeing a still image that was born from someone's imagination, come to life.  
Maybe it's because of this that many people want to try animation in some form or another. However, there's a good reason why in spite of this there are so few animations on DeviantArt: Animation is a lot of work, and it's difficult. Because of this, many people end up not trying, or giving up halfway. And I think that's a shame! 
So, for this Digital Art week, I am finally bringing back the 'Find Your Way around DA' journals :heart:. This one is dedicated to animation resources and tutorials for aspiring animators. I hope it will inspire you, and give you the confidence to give animation a go. Have fun creating!
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Basic 2D animation concepts
Digital Art Week
Welcome to a tutorial on basic concepts of animation!
This tutorial will be going over some of the basic terminology and concepts for various types of animation. In today's world, almost all animation is digital in nature, but many of these concepts apply to other types, and even some other fields, like live action movies and video games.
This tutorial will not go step by step on how to create a specific animation. But if you have a tool at hand that would permit you to create one, you may be able to figure out how to make an image move on your own from the information contained here.
NOTE: Example animations may not play at their max smoothness if you are viewing this tutorial on your phone!

What is animation?
Animation is the illusion of movement created by rapid switching of many individual images.

No matter the way those image
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MerVal by CartoonFreakshow MerVal :iconcartoonfreakshow:CartoonFreakshow 153 25 Bad Boys Just Want To Dance by CartoonFreakshow Bad Boys Just Want To Dance :iconcartoonfreakshow:CartoonFreakshow 166 26 idk my bff wes by notbecca idk my bff wes :iconnotbecca:notbecca 122 14 DP: Just a trio by CartoonFreakshow DP: Just a trio :iconcartoonfreakshow:CartoonFreakshow 197 48
Non-destructive Editing in Photoshop
Photomanip Weekend
Photoshop has a great arsenal of tools that let you work non-destructively. Let's take a look at three of the most important options.
1. Layer & Vector Masks

Have you ever cut something out using the eraser only to find out later (when your undos are no longer available) that you cut too much? Use Layer and Vector Masks instead of the eraser! 
A Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Add Layer Mask) is a raster mask that can go from white through grey to black: anything you paint black will become invisible, anything white is visible and all greys are degrees of opacity. You can use any brush to paint on it or you can use a gradient to get soft transitions. In addition, you can add a layer mask from an existing selection. Layer Masks can be refined using a special tool, too (double click on the mask thumbnail) to help you refine or soften edges.

A Vector Mask (
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My Hero by Amethyst-Ocean My Hero :iconamethyst-ocean:Amethyst-Ocean 1,213 53 My Hero (II) by Amethyst-Ocean My Hero (II) :iconamethyst-ocean:Amethyst-Ocean 1,453 55 Fenris_Brush_Pack V02 by Fenris31 Fenris_Brush_Pack V02 :iconfenris31:Fenris31 1,432 71
Soft coloring tutorial for Paint Tool SAI
Tutorial Tuesday
This tutorial was created for projecteducate. It covers my general digital art process from start to finish. This artwork was created in SAI, but should be applicable to any digital art software. Some basic steps are omitted assuming the reader is familiar with the basic functions of digital art software.
Otherwise, my inbox is always open if you have any specific questions!
Additional links
Paint Tool SAI tips for beginners
Some basic tips and tricks for Paint Tool SAI. This may be helpful if you are new to the software.
Youtube video
I made a seven-minute video narrating my actions for certain parts of the process.
Owl Planter Psd (4mb)
The lines in PSD format, all filled in and ready to color.
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Fly your flag with DeviantArt as we celebrate the #PluralityOfPride! Join the conversation and check out some of the LGTBQ+ artists we’re featuring for #PrideMonth.
Like the many flags we fly to represent who we are, Pride Month is about celebrating the strength of our plurality, the many identities that complete us and make all of us great, and how they come together to build our common humanity.
Occurring in the same month as the Stonewall Riots (on June 28, 1969) where people were beaten simply for being who they are, Pride Month is meant to be a celebration of coming together in light of this violent beginning. This year, DeviantArt is proud to honor deviants of all identities who, over the years, have helped build us into an ever-more inclusive community where we can just be.
Be who we are, without fear.
Be different, even if we can't always be in real life.
Be ourselves, celebrated and supported
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New Badge - Birthday '18
I am personally extra excited about this badge because one of the balloons is a llama! You gotta watch for it.

To get the badge color in the lineart below and submit to this exact category: DeviantArt Related > DeviantArt Birthday > 18th Birthday
Or if you're like me, upload a blank image to the category, immediately delete it and you'll keep the badge.
There is no deadline for this! Thanks SinjaWolfpaw
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Cubeecraft - Doctor Who by CyberDrone Cubeecraft - Doctor Who :iconcyberdrone:CyberDrone 47 8 repainted ooak anastasia / anya singing doll. by verirrtesIrrlicht repainted ooak anastasia / anya singing doll. :iconverirrtesirrlicht:verirrtesIrrlicht 109 12


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SonySakura has started a donation pool!
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So, I decided to start one =)

Partly because I'm curious how it works, and partly because I'd like to commission some artists.

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DPhantomDesireefan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
do you do point commissions?
SonySakura Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... This is something I have been thinking about for quite some time but no, right now I don't. I have a really time consuming job, so I don't want to add any other responsibilities to the list. And taking commissions feels like another responsibility to me...
JenSunBeam Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Hey there! Do you take requests?
SonySakura Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a request?)
I mean I might draw something if I like the idea, but I make no promises.
JenSunBeam Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
I do, actually. Do you take OC requests?
SonySakura Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If I look at it and I like it enough to draw - then yes)
Animallover662 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!! I really hope that you have an amazing day ahead! ^^
SonySakura Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A little bit late but still thank you!!! Hug 
Sseroxy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for llama! here's a watch!
SonySakura Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, thanks!))
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