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Tutorial and Inspiration MasterPostWell, some weeks ago when I posted my Journal Ten Years of Drawing, :iconSyalice: asked me in the comment what my fave tutorials were for composition and other things like that.Tutorial and Inspiration MasterPost by Dr-Aim
So I thought I was just going to do a giant tutorial masterpost.
Also, on sidenote, I GOT MY NEW TABLET, LIFE IS AWESOME. I wanted to do a giveaway with my previous one, but only five minutes after I unpacked the new tablet, my little brother just waltzed in and asked if he could take the old one. I must say, I wasn't too happy with that, because he isn't really drawing seriously and I thought there were people who would need it more, but my mother thought it was a very good idea indeed and so I had to give it to him. There goes that, then.
So, Tutorials !
General, Thoughts about Art
(features a lot of tutorials too)
Help! I have a Mary Sue!Help! I have a Mary Sue! by MissLunaRose
You know that you have a Mary Sue when she upsets the monochromatic color scheme of my Writer's Guides.
Mouse over blue text to see a note.
Internet communities often lash out at writers who create Mary Sues. Declaring the writing to be below their standards, they proceed to punish the creators. They mock the characters, verbally abuse the writers, and write hyperbolically about how much they wish the characters would die.
Bullying writers (who may be very young) is only going to make them afraid to write—and therefore improve—or share their work. Not only that, but it discourages other writers from speaking for fear of public mockery, and it may silence the voices that could someday become great.
If you've directly or indirectly suffered from the abuse of such individuals, let me first apologize on their behalf. I don't care if your story stinks so much that it can be smelled from fifty miles away; mocking you
Creating your own MangaIntroductionCreating your own Manga by Khallandra
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 need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga and your story has been separated into scenes and plot points you wish to use to drive your story.
Tips: How to make thy comment meaningfulTips: How to make thy comment meaningful by mayshing
Making one's comment meaningful and making it count has many benefits, especially in the art world.
Single words praise really does hold little weight, and just not making any comment also don't earn anyone anything, so bringing it up another level is good for both the artist, and the appreciator.
1. It starts conversations, and make friends: When you comment on people's work around, not limited to the artists you admire but also artists you can buddy with on different levels, you will find yourself rich with many art friends to discuss your own work and joy with. You will also find this skill useful when you make it into the professional world where you would be making comments to make connections.
2. Gets comments for your own work: when you give people meaningful comments that rewards them, you can ask for feedback for your own work easier, because you have invested in their work first. If you cold-call it's harder t
Tutorial - Your Own AvatarMany deviants wonder how to have their own personalized avatars, or icons - if you prefer.Tutorial - Your Own Avatar by Ayandora
I have already created a tutorial showing how I made many of my customized avatars - you can check it here - but since it's very old, I decided to create a new onel. : )
It is big, since I tried to put as many information as possible.
Also, bare in mind that this tutorial is explained in a simple way, so even beginners and newbies will understand it.
I hope it will help!
How to Set your Avatar
Firstly, I will teach how to set your avatar.
If you already know, feel free to skip this step.
This step is for the new deviants that are still not used to deviantART mechanics.
1) Go to your profile. Click over the place where your icon will be - on the left top side of your profile.
2) A box call
How I started in art, how I studied and surviveInterview by KhidirIshitar:How I started in art, how I studied and survive by mayshing
I want to say firstly thank you for making such a group :iconartistshospital: in the first place, while I haven't made much progress I know that I have a solid resource to build a strong foundation on for practicing art.
I had a few questions for you about art and drawing in general(that I can't remember of course) if you didn't mind.
A: It's an honor to have those questions asked to me, now I finally get the time to sit down and answer them. Hope that my life experience can help to keep some inspired and keep going.
how you started off with an interest in art, animation, and the like?
A: Oh, I am one of those... uh, born drawing girl. Everyone has a different start, I was entranced by newspaper comics ever since I was a baby. I could sit there and STARE at the pictures for hours, my mom still talks about how she wondered what I was staring at. When I co
Would anyone want to work with me to make a comic?For the Longest time I have had an awesome idea for a comic, but I lack the artistic ability to draw it myself. I would really like to make this comic come to life, that means I need some help. I don't want to give to much of the story away, but I have found a way to make this story be told by, humans, animals and probably can find away to make it work with any other if needed. Originally it was from the point of view of a human, but like I said doesn't have to be. I think it would be really fun to work with someone on this! I would give any artistic help I could and there would of course be joint credit given! If you have any questions feel free to ask. If you think you might want to do this with me, note my main account SecretTheScienceDog!(I'm just trying to spread the word so I'm also asking on this adopt account!) I hope someone takes interest in this!Would anyone want to work with me to make a comic? by Secret-Adoptables
Freewriting (+ Prompts)Freewriting (+ Prompts) by MissLunaRose
You're staring at a blank page with no ideas about where to go or how you're going to get there. The image is so familiar, it's cliché. Yet no matter how many times we write about it, sing about it, or think we've gotten rid of it, we always end up returning to that sheet of paper as empty as our minds.
If you're mid-story and wondering where to go, this guide is unlikely to help you. You may want to try "Beating the Block," which lists a few scene ideas. If you're a visual artist and came here by mistake, try the "Art Block Banisher."
However, if you just want to put something—anything—on that piece of paper, this guide is for you.
What is freewriting?
Return to your blank page there. I don't mean mentally, I mean physically. Pull out a pencil or place your cursor at the beginning of the page. Then do something that may surprise you: start writing.
But you have no
10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!)Hey guys!10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!) by Ai-yoku
I updated my journal yesterday: CLICK!
This entry focuses on a few lessons I've learned so far in my artistic journey. I will also share them here; perhaps you'll find them helpful/relateable.
(Note: keep in mind that everyone's artistic journey is different! What I'm listing below is SOLELY a reflection of my own perspective.)
1. You're going to write your script again. and again and again. and again and again and again....Seriously though, a script is never really done until the pages are. There's always something more to change or tweak, which is okay.
2. Making a comic is ~90% writing/planning and ~10% drawing. This means that a good amount of energy should be put into solidifying the script.
3. Work on your comic every day, at least an hour a day! Its so easy to become rusty or inconsistent!
4. It's always a good idea to find new, more efficie
Advice for inspired studentswhat is it like to work on a webcomic?Advice for inspired students by mayshing
A: Webcomics is really just comics hosted online... so for webcomic advice I really just have one advice, just do it. Don't think too deeply about it other wise you will have trouble starting. Don't think you need perfect drawing, don't think you need perfect story, just go and work at it eventually you will get to where you want. Here's an inspiration: www.mangahere.com/manga/onepun…
Once you start and get stuck somewhere, then search for a follow-up advice or come to me again.
How did it help with animation if at all?
A: I think it helps with discipline, and you become familiar with your own timing because of steady update, you also draw constantly so your speed is faster, ready to be trained into animator, it also helps with your ability to draw
Declined Work in DeviantART GroupsHow many of you have seen that big red X in your correspondence and had your heart sink?Declined Work in DeviantART Groups by DecepticonFlamewar
Almost all of us have had our work declined from some group or another on deviantART. For some of us, it's a minor inconvenience. For some, it's not even all that surprising. For others, though, it's a bolt out of the blue. Maybe being declined doesn't surprise you, but the reasons or responses do. In this article, I'm going to try to get to the bottom of understanding why it happens and how do deal with it, both as a submitting member and a declining admin.
The Different Kinds of Groups: Inclusive, Exclusive, Transactional, and Program
The first step in understanding declines is understanding the group doing the declining. Different groups on deviantART have different policies and ideals. If you understand a group's mission and rules, you can better predict which of your works might be declined and why, as well as better determine how to respond if it happens. If you'r
Don't Get Scammed Out of Commissions + Art TradesNote: This is a crosspost from my old advice website. I'll try posting here instead, since I already have a pretty big watch base Please enjoy.Don't Get Scammed Out of Commissions + Art Trades by YaoiMeowmaster
With all of the terrible things you hear about artists having commissions they have yet to do for over a year and continue to take some regardless or the “friends” who suddenly disappear once you do their side of an art trade, it’s no wonder that some people will in turn become paranoid about contributing to the art economy. Here is a guide that you can use to help you decide whether or not to go ahead and send that email asking for a commission or trade
1. Google That Artist
Do your research! There are many communities out there dedicated to keeping a log of irresponsible artists and warning people against them. One such example of this is Artists-Beware which is dedicated to warning others about commissioners who take too long, refuse to re
How to install and run CreaToon on Windows 8How to install and run CreaToon on Windows 8 by RetSamys
What is CreaToon?
Unlocking and more Compatibility
Running the program
Disabling hardware acceleration
Re-enabling hardware acceleration
What is CreaToon?
Hello everyone! In this “Common Misconceptions” blog we’ll be covering the often-debated topic of Daily Deviations, more commonly known as DD’s. This topic is probably most talked about above any other here on deviantART and I don’t think it can be discussed enough when it comes to misinformation. So, let’s begin!A Daily Deviation is an award
______ shouldn’t have received that DD, because _______ was on dA longer!It really doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a deviant when it comes to getting DD’s. If you feel that someone who’s been here longer “deserves” a DD more than someone who has been here maybe not even a week, you’re sadly mistaken.
Some things/people just don’t deserve to get DD’s
To be fair, it will be absolutely impossible for you to like every image you come across in the DD’s. Some subjects or art styles may not jive with you, and that’s ok. What isn’t is pitching a fit about it. I’m not sure where the phrase “this doesn’t deserve” originated when it comes to DD’s because a DD isn’t even something that can be earned.
DD’s have gone downhill
Once again, to be fair, it’s impossible for every DD to tickle you pink. To say that the selections that are in the DD’s are going downhill quality wise is absurd. If anything, I’d say that the features that are in the DD’s are not what you’ll come across in museums or public art forums, and it’s not because of quality. Sterility of images or more “traditional” subject matter isn’t an issue with DD’s. Quite honestly, the DD’s represent great works that can otherwise be largely ignored by the art world (such as cosplay and creative writing). Because the community here has grown so extensively since DA began more than a decade ago, there’s a much wider variety of art to showcase.
There’s nothing but naked women and Anime in the DD’sActually, no, there isn’t. If you’re not a fan of nudes, turn on your mature filter (seriously do it). If you’re not a fan of Anime, no need to venture as far as clicking on one of the images to leave a mean comment. To say that the DD’s are comprised of only two types of images is not only incorrect but lazy.
There’s no selection process in choosing DD’s, that’s why some genres are chosen all the time
There is a selection process in place and although each CV has their own finalizing methods, the community ultimately has a lot of say in what images are featured. Some genres are featured more often than others sometimes because of how active the CV is, other times because there was nothing satisfactory to that CV to feature. If you are in love with something and you’d like for everyone to see it, suggest it as a DD to the appropriate CV or $taff member for its category. On that same token, every gallery has a moderator, so if you see a DD for Pixel art two days in a row, there’s nothing to get bent out of shape about. It would be great for every gallery to have something in the DD’s everyday to show off the creativity of our community.
If you already have a DD, you can’t get another one in the future
There’s a six-month rule for deviants who’ve received past DD’s. So to answer this myth, it’s no, you can certainly have multiple DD’s; six months must have passed in between each feature however. If you’re curious whether or not someone you’re about to suggest for a DD has had one recently you can check by typing this url into your browser: username.deviantart.com/dds (replace “username” with the person’s name)
If you ever, for any reason at all, have a problem with a DD that you feel you need to voice, do so to the CV or $taff that featured it. Do not, do not, do not leave a message on the offending image stating your disdain for it or the genre. Remember also, anyone can suggest a DD! For your convenience, here’s a list of all of the CVs and $taff who feature DD’s along with the gallery they oversee:
Community Projects - namenotrequired
Anthro - KovoWolf
Anime/Manga - :devrydi1689 and sTiViA
Body Art & Modification - Battledress
Cosplay - pullingcandy
Digital Dolls - IridescentStardust
Emoticons - ChaosEmeraldHunter
Icons & Handhelds - ValaSedai
Skins & Themes – neiio
Designs & Interfaces - princepal
Game Development Art - PolyMune
DeviantART Related - bradleysays
3-Dimensional Art - alltheoriginalnames
Fractal Art - SaTaNiA
Photomanipulation - Aeirmid
Pixel Art - ClefairyKid
Vector - ChewedKandi
Vexel - TheLastHuzzah
Fan Fiction - JZLobo
Flash - SqueakyToybox
Abstract & Surreal - arctoa
Animals, Plants and Nature - IsacGoulart
Architecture - AnaNaszynska
Artistic Nude - Nyx-Valentine
Darkroom - RockstarVanity
Fashion - Pixel-Spotlight
Fetish - Nyx-Valentine
Horror/Macabre - pullingcandy
Photojournalism - xbastex
Pin-up & Glamour - DistortedSmile
Space & Sci-Fi - :devalltheoriginalnames :
Text & typography - pica-ae
Street Art & Graffiti - kiwi-pdd
Other Staff Members with DD privileges who take suggestions from the community:
Anthro, Comics & Cartoons & Digital Art - kozispoon
Digital Art - ekud
Fan Art - aunjuli
All areas - Ikue
All areas - fourteenthstar
All areas - Thunderstatement
Now what are you waiting for? Go suggest some DD’s!
More useful tidbits on DD's: astralseed.deviantart.com/jour…
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