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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 for it is cyberbullying. If you find people who try to h
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
PE: Procrastination and Creativity Procrastination and CreativityPE: Procrastination and Creativity by jane-beata
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."
What is procrastination
- In psy
PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal stylePE: Developing your personal style by jane-beata
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
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
How to Design complex characters using core beliefHow to Design complex characters using core belief by mayshing
A character is basically formed by three things: Personality, Beliefs, History
After designing the character's story and personality, what will help them stay in character is designing the layers of their core beliefs.
The key thing is, these core beliefs are never, ever spoken by the character themselves. They just behave in this belief like it's normal and not even think it's there.
Of course you can still choose to have them say it, they will just be a simpler open book type character. Or say it partially hiding its true statement, you can also use a character's core belief statement to make it a story statement if you see fit.
A core belief system is the thing that will make the character see the world around them differently from one another; thus making their judgement and decisions differently as well.
Everyone (real people) operates this way. Core belief can be formed as early as babies. So watch out of the kids.
After the first layer of core belief is formed, the
Ten Years of DrawingOkay. I said in the previous journal that I wouldn't talk about my life and doing these looong, boring, boring recaps of the past year.Ten Years of Drawing by Dr-Aim
But I'm actually going to do it about the ten previous years.
That's right, you're in for some long speech.
because I've been drawing seriously for ten years !
And when I started, this looked impossible, ten years, so very, very long. But I'm here now, and I thought that maybe there ARE people starting who'd be interested.
So yeah. I'm doing this, instead of stating my personnal achievements or stuff. (maybe another day)
Ten Years Ago
I was nine. Yes really. Look at my profile page, I'm 19. I decided at 9 that I would be a professional artist.
The worst of all is, I wasn't even THAT interested in drawing at first. I was a lonely child who enjoyed nothing more than reading, and I had some difficulties connecting with my classmates. (well, at nine, I was entering middle school, and my classmates were something like eleven or twelv
The Toolbox: 19 Tips and Tropes I Enjoy SeeingThe Toolbox: 19 Tips and Tropes I Enjoy Seeing by WonHitWonder
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
If you’re a regular reader of mine, you might think that I’m an overly negative person. The truth is that I’m really not. It’s so easy to get passionate over things that you dislike that you forget to remember the things that you do like. I don’t make these guides because I think that deviantART is full of bad writers. I make these because I think that deviantART is full of constantly improving writers with limitless potential. But I understand that I can seem a little overly negative at times when I only get on your case for doing things that I don’t like.
This brings me to a new resolution
Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P2Here be part two of my armor study notes for you guys.Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P2 by djwagLmuffin
Part two is going to center around warfare and battle styles, so please bare (bear? fuck it, I’m tired) with me.
This section might be complicated but don’t worry, it’s only here to be used as a reference and a guide to your own understanding.
( i really, REALLY need to get out of my apartment. I'm chomping at the bit, here. But I can't. And it's cold. > )
Open field battles with two standing groups or armies that include 100+ people.
Naval Battles with two large military or pirate ships containing 50+ people
Modern warfare: Examples of WW2 to now
Some tactical examples:
These people who fight these battles tend to have sort of advanced warning before they go into battle. This isn’t always the case, but I think it was a general courtesy across the ages. Tribes and really pissed of rebellions are probably the only ones to violate that rule.
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 - anmari
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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