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Arcade Week was all fun and games! Featuring a tutorial on weighted lines from theCHAMBA, a search for deviations to illustrate a story by YouInventedMe, stories about the best times games have delivered, and more — there was something for everyone! Stay tuned for next week’s theme and more chances to get the new badge for your Profile.
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Art class is in session!
theCHAMBA has created a tutorial on using line weight to add depth to your art!
- Follow along with his tutorial and try out the techniques.
- When done, post your creation as a status update and tag theCHAMBA for the opportunity to receive feedback from him! Doing so will award you the Profile badge.
- As a bonus, include a link to this journal in a comment on your status update and tag five deviants you want to see take part too!
Outline your subject (character, shape, object)
Begin by fully outlining your piece. Any subject is fine! Be as clean and clear with your marks as possible to set yourself up for inking.
Ink the furthest point from view with the thinnest line you will use
Go over your outline with the thinnest line you will use in your entire piece. By Inking the entire piece with the thinnest line you're comfortable with it will work as a solid base to build upon.
As the viewer's perspective gets closer, outline with a thicker line
Looking at the subject of the fully lined piece, choose the part which you feel would be closest to the viewer's eyes in regards to perspective. Using a thicker point pen (or larger sized pixel width for digital), apply a thicker line to the parts that you've determined as being closer in the viewer's perspective.
Apply these weights to all elements in your composition
Once you have established steps two and three you will have the thickest (nearest) and thinnest (furthest) line work to work from as guidelines for your piece's perspective. Now apply this to the rest of your outline by adding weight relative to depth — you can do this by using different thickness brushes, or adding multiple line passes with the same brush, increasing in thickness as you move from the background through to the foreground!
What was the first game you fell in love with?
Today's prompt as part of Arcade Week is to post a status update answering the question, "What was the first game you fell in love with?" Tag friends whose answers you'd like to see, and encourage them to take part as well! Link to the Arcade Week journal in a comment on your status update so others know how to take part!Post a Status Update
Which deviations tell this story?
YouInventedMe created a poem that we're challenging you to match with illustrations!
- Read the poem, then search for visual art on DeviantArt that matches each section.
- Next, create a journal, and match each section of the poem with a link or thumbnail to a deviation you found that fits!
- Tag people you want to see take part, and link to the Arcade Week journal in a comment on your status update so the people you tag know how to join in!
put the quarter in
prepare to beat your high scoremorph into your second skinjoy comes from a joystickor press of the buttons
mash 'em all at onceand can't nobody tell you nothin'
transform under neon lightsconquer every hurdle
whether you're aspiky-haired yellow kidor pizza-eating turtle
catch that Pac-Man feverbecome an 8-bit junkie
it's more fun than a barreltossed at you by a monkey
find your magic sword & shieldto save Hyrule from doom
or use a Hundred Hand Slapto prevent a Sonic Boom
prepare to hopacross the roadwhen the coast is clear
and finish any ninjawho says"Get Over Here"
zombies ate your neighborsand there's no one else to save ya
so act like you're a Belmontand this is Castlevania
defeat those Ghouls 'n Goblinsevery unholy creation
birthed from the sick mindsof the Umbrella Corporation
want the uprising televised?you've got the solution
set it all to musicand it's aDance Dance Revolution
you can brave the Dragon's Lairor make Space Invaders bleed
but watch outfor that Asteroidand stop the Centipede
you've got some dug to dig
you've got some toads to battle
there's bubbles to bobbleand snakes to roll 'n' rattle
the time has comeyou've leveled upthe power's flowin' in you
pull the flag down at the castle
saveand then continue
Share This Deviation With Your Own Caption!
TsaoShin created a playful piece of art for Arcade Week!
- Think of a caption for TsaoShin's work and include it in a status update, along with the deviation.
- Tag team in the status update to receive the new Profile badge.
- As a bonus, include a link to this journal in a comment on your status update and tag five deviants you want to see take part!
Find out what your watchers think
It's time to find out what games have the high score in a poll! Settle a console debate, ask a question you've always wanted answered, or if you're not sure what to poll about, use our gamified generator!
- Click "open generator" and copy the results you generate.
- Use those results to create a poll.
- Tag people you want to see take part, and link to the Arcade Week journal in a comment on your poll so the people you tag know how to join in!
Get inside your head
Today's prompt for Arcade Week is to write a journal about the most fun you've ever had gaming! Check out the examples to see what other deviants have shared for inspiration on what you can share yourself! Tag some friends to hear about their favorite stories, and link to the Arcade Week journal in a comment on your journal so they know how to take part!Post a Journal
It's time to find some gaming-inspired deviations! Today's prompt for Arcade Week is to find a deviation that fits with the caption, "I could really use an extra life about now..." Once you've found a deviation that fits, post a status update with the deviation you found inside it! Tag some friends to see what deviations they think fit the caption as well, and link to the Arcade Week journal in a comment on your status update so they know how to take part!Post a Status UpdateFind A Deviation
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