For more examples check my gallery.
2017 Composition ChallengeUpdate: Hey guys! I've created an FAQ to hopefully answer some questions you may have on how to follow the challenge so that you can be featured at the end! 2017 Composition Challenge FAQ
I've also changed the rule about going in order being optional. Submitting them in order is now required because with the amount of people expected to participate (which I'm so blown away by, wow!), it's just going to be hectic for me to sort out the features if they're not in order.
Thank you in advance for understanding, I hope you still plan to join!
Since I couldn't find an existing challenge like this, I've put together my own! Not all the things on the list are composition elements, but they certainly will give you a bit of direction on how to set up your piece.
I will be doing one of these each month, and I'd like to invite my watchers and anyone who is seeing this, do try
Contest: Art based on a SongEdit 6 [26.01.16]: We got the first entries and we are very happy about it :3 Here is the folder, where you can see them "http://never-ending-art.deviantart.com/gallery/61702085/Song-Based-Art-Contest" And maybe if you want to, you can share this contest in a journal or something, so we can get more participants ^_^
Theme: Create a piece of art based on a song
Deadline: 1st of July 2017
Edit 4 [05.01.17] :First, we wish everyone a happy new year ^_^
We will start the contest now, we added a list for participants and we created a folder for the contest, if you are finished please upload it into this folder The journal will get updated some times..
Because we will add the prices and a deadline after we got a overview about how many of you joined the contest :3
You can be sure, that you will get enough time, and if you got more questions feel free to use the comment section ^_^
Portrait CommissionsHi guys! I do commissions now, so if you are interested in some nice painting, feel free to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a note here on DA (ENG/ESP are ok) All the details can be found below.
*** HOW IT WORKS ***
In your message please provide the following information:
- Your first and last name
- Your email address and country
- Type of commission (from the picture above)
- Describe me your request in details and provide a couple of examples of artworks that look like what you'd like to see as the result (if it's a real person's portrait, I'll need 2-3 photos of a good quality for reference)
I'll make a quick sketch and if it looks OK to you, I will send an invoice for a full payment (there's a fee for every payment, that's why it cannot be done in parts). When the invoice is paid I will continue working on your commission.Please *DO NOT* send the payment until all the details are discussed and agreed (I reserve the
Contest: new deadline December 30ENG:
So, on the last Sunday of the summer I want to start my own contest.
This time there will be several different categories and a lot of room for creativity!
The winners in each category will receive art as a reward. The winner can ask me to draw one art for his/her choice. Details about the prizes I will discuss with the winners of the categories separately after the completion of the contest.
You can participate immediately in several categories. Digital and traditinal are allowed
Write the category number in which you want to participate in the comments
I hope that everything is clear. If you need to know more, feel free to ask your questions in the comments to this entry!
Write here in the comments to this entry nombers of categories you want to participate.
Not necessarily, but I approve if you'll write in your logs with link to this contest and tell your friends about it. Join the fun!
Deadline: December 30
So, let's get down to business:
1. Pony style (Saved Kingdom)
W.I.T.C.H.E. Christmas Party Contest (CLOSED)Ok hello and welcome to my next big contest for the W.I.T.C.H. animated series (and yes the comics tooooooooooo I guess that counts as W.I.T.C.H. too.......... ) this contest was supposed to start yesterday but I completely forgot about it. This contest will be for W.I.T.C.H.E. that is all the members of W.I.T.C.H. plus Elyon Brown from the animated series if you like you can use ELYON from the comics it's the same character more or less I just look at Elyon from the series as more of the official version and in it her last name on earth is Brown obviously .... So yea this is from W.I.T.C.H.E. the theme is pretty simple so the girls in a Christmas Party style image. Like how do you imagine the girls celebrating Christmas. The prizes will be standard this time around....... in my last contest (currently going on for Holloween) I offered more prize money then I should have plus over extended the contest by two weeks..... so this time I'm going to only offer a prize of 44,000 poi
Welcome to Halloween 2015
Welcome to Halloween 2015!
This year for Halloween, you have decided to try your hand at ghost hunting, and Palacio de la Muerte is calling your name. Palacio de la Muerte is a haunted house and grounds that lies just outside the bounds of your city. Nearby residents have reported hearing strange noises and seeing unnatural lights hovering over the area. And, the neighborhood has been abuzz about a couple of university students who entered the premises the previous Halloween and were never seen again. The thought of it sends chills down your spine.
Nevertheless, you are brave, you are ready, and you have nothing to lose. Grab your flashlight, and let's go!
How to play
As you go along your path, you will encounter four monsters and a score of characters who once lived in or around the mansion. You will not receive a list of who they are up-front; we will tell you who the first one is, and, as you progress, new characters wi
Tutorial - Making giclee prints for illustratorsHello everyone!
So I spent quite a few hours some weeks ago entirely resetting my printing workflow... and suddenly I remembered how painful it had been in the first place, when I decided to take the leap and print my own giclees. Once you have all the information, it's actually quite easy, but I couldn't find a single tutorial gathering all the info in one place. So yeah, here you go!
Some of these steps I was lucky enough to learn from a professional art printer. Some I learnt through trial and error. Hopefully this tutorial will be useful to you!
What are giclee prints, and why would you want to make them?
Giclee prints are high-quality fine-art reproductions printed with pigment inks on archival paper. They differ from regular fine-art prints, which are made with dye-based inks, which sink deeper into the paper (making images slightly more fuzzy, and details less crisp) and are not as lightfast as pigment inks.
Giclees are pretty much the best quality prints
INKtober!Каждый год в октябре художники со всего мира принимают участие во флешмобе с говорящим названием INKtober.
Аниматор Jake Parker начал его в 2009 году, решив, что ежедневная практика поможе
How to Use These PLZ Accounts:iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorheartsplz:
These plz accounts were created so that anyone on dA can freely use these icons to display their art status on their profile page. :)
Additionally, ALL members of dA can now use the thumb codes for stamps, they're not restricted to just Premium Members anymore! Here's a tutorial on how to use thumb codes/stamps: http://dukeofsweethotness.deviantart.com/#/d41g4pz
Do NOT note any of these accounts to actually ask for a request/trade/commission/etc. for yourself. The answer is NO. These are just accounts for people to use the icons.
- Directions -
Type :icon________: for each plz account icon you
Inspiration: Art websitesMany people asked me about which sites I use (or used) to learn and keep myself updated about art. So I decided to make a list with art websites that offer tutorials, advice, or other content that inspired me. Of course there are many other individual artists that inspire me greatly, but I've tried to keep this list to the ones that provide the community of advice and tutorials (otherwise I could go on forever).
I hope you enjoy it ^__^
A large collection of video tutorials, mainly on human anatomy. Very detailed, to the point, and with visuals that make it easy to follow even for non-native English speakers.
Tutorials. Human anatomy. Traditional art.
Basically your starting point for digital painting. The dig