|Deviant Login||Shop||Join deviantART for FREE||Take the Tour|
George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic ShortsThese free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Graphic Novels with George Pratt premium content series.
George Pratt: Definition of a Graphic Novel
George Pratt: Definition of a Comic Book
George Pratt: Sketchbook
George Pratt: Sketchbook Materials
George Pratt: Materials for Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Substrates for Watercolor and Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Reference
George Pratt: Story Development
George Pratt: Materials for Watercolor
Jon Foster: Cover Art ShortsThese free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Cover Art with Jon Foster premium content series.
Jon Foster: Self-Intro
Jon Foster: Definition of a Book Cover
Jon Foster: Traditional vs. Digital Part I
Jon Foster: Traditional vs Digital Part II
Jon Foster: Digital Brush Making
Jon Foster: Digital Color Correction
Jon Foster: Adding Color Digitally
Jon Foster: Dealing with Procrastination
Guide to Oil PaintingWhat artists are featured in these videos?
Born in Cortez, Colorado, *Francis-Livingston has been painting for 35 years. He is in the top ranks of American illustrators, and his work has been widely published. Francis Livingston's paintings have been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Livingston was awarded both Gold and Silver Medals from the New York Society of Illustrators, San Francisco Society of Illustrators, and Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.
Born in Hubbard, Texas in 1933, *MarkEnglish has come a long way from his early days of picking cotton and painting signs on windows of small-town businesses. He attended the University of Texas and graduated from The Art Center College in Los Angles in 1960. In 2001, Mark was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from The Academy
Picture Making: Free VideosThese free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Guide to Picture Making premium content series.
Sterling Hundley: Problem Solving
Sterling Hundley: Problem Identification
Sterling Hundley: Ideation
Sterling Hundley: Definition of Ideation
Check out these Premium Content videos, brought to you by The Art Department exclusively on deviantART!
Gary Kelley: Book Process Gary Kelley: Picture Compositing
Guide to Picture MakingWhat artists are featured in these videos?
*SterlingHundley illustrates in Richmond, Virginia and is currently represented by Richard Solomon Artist Representative in New York City. He is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, and is one of five core instructors at the Illustration Academy, which is held on the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design, in Sarasota, Florida. For a three year period, from 2006- 2008, Sterling was the most highly awarded illustrator in the United States.
*AnitaKunz has recently been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour by her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. She has recently received an honorary doctorate from the Ontario college of Art an
Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon FosterWho is Jon Foster?
*Jon-Foster is a professional illustrator whose works have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tor Books, Simon and Schuster, Harry S. Abrams Books, Boston Globe, Underwood Books, Knopf, Delacorte, Del Rey Books, Scholastic, Fox Atomic, Little Brown, Nightshade books, Subterranean Press.
As well as inclusion in the Society of Illustrator annuals, he has received two silver and three gold awards from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. Jon also was awarded the David P. Usher/Greenwich Workshop Memorial Award in the Society of Illustrators annual 43, has been nominated twice for the Chesley Awards, and was winner of the 2008 Dark Scribe Quill Award for Best Cover. Check out his work below!
Project Educate: Traditional Tutorials!As part of Project Educate, I present to thee TUTORIAL MANIA (if you can't hear the epic echo, you're not imagining hard enough.)
Here we have a collection of fantastic deviant composed tutorials in the various areas of traditional artistry.
Feasts your peepers on these!
PREP AND SUPPLIES
OILS, WATERCOLORS AND ACRYLICS
Textures in Ink and Watercolor by `hibbaryWatercolor Tutorial by =Claparo-SansAcrylic Demo - A middle ground by ~the-artists-cubby
PENCILS, MARKERS, AND OTHER DRAWING
Tutorial - Colored Pencil by *Horus-GoddessIllustrating Clothes: Shirts by ~klindicativeTUTORIAL: Drawing Hair by =Red-Priest-Usada
TUTORIAL :: COPIC by *EcthelianBasic Pencil Shading by ~SnigomFur Texture in Graphite Pencil by =sidneyeileen
negative painting tutorial by ~koyamoriPhotorealism Tutorial by *markcrilleyTutorial- Weight Gain by =Fyuvix
Drawing Birds part 1 by `MajnounaTutorial:drawing with charcoal by *Cynthia-BlairFigure Work Walkthrough - II by `snowmask
Fur Texture in Graphite Pencil by =sidneyeileen
Hundreds of free art e-booksThis was originally written by David J.C. Briggs on the Conceptart.org forums. (The original post can be found here.) All credit goes to him for compiling this list, I'm just passing the word on.
The Internet Archive is a massive digital library that stores all sorts of material in the public domain, from music and movies to images, webpages and nearly three million books. All of this is open-source and available to the general public free of charge. The books documented below cover all sorts of subjects from different eras, from anatomy to portraiture, fashion to architecture, from the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to the letters of Vincent van Gogh.
And this is only scratching the surface! If you head over to the Archive and search for whatever subjects catches your interest most you can find much, much more. Just select "Texts" in the search box at the top of the page.
The Difficulty of Getting An Art MajorIf you are a current or aspiring art student, this article may save your life. Or...your last tuition payment. Please this news article so the word gets out, and more art students can get their ass in gear.
Of Getting An Art Major
A heated argument broke out in my house this afternoon.
I live in a rental situation, renting a large room (with my own bathroom and workspace, real nice setup) in a Filipino household. Love my landlord, get along great with the other housemates, but to emphasize the 'Filipino' aspect of the living situation, there's a lot of family taking residence here. And with family, with teenage offspring, with high standards and expectations from the older immigrant generation speaking upon the younger American-born kin, tension is inevitable.
The daughter of one of the housemates is loo
Double kiriban! And animals - PHOTOSHi
I could not decide if I should announce 799 999 or 800 000 Kiriban
So I announce both - this time you have DOUBLE chance to win a feature
Catch my 799 999 or 800 000 pageviews and send me a printscreen via note to win a feature (no feature for porn or animal cruelty) good luck!
Yesterday I went to a masquarade ball - it was fun! normally I do not drink alcohol, but one lady mixed really good and proper cocktails, so I had few glasses of mojito, tequila sunrise, cosmopolitan and Cuba libre. It was delicious! We had fantastic fun, whole evening was awesome!
And the Winners Are . . .This was a great contest! Rachel (*ApplesCarrotsnGrain) and I had a ton of fun judging it!
We judged based on a number of factors. First of all was how well the paintings fit into the rules of the contest. The second thing we judged on was how well the paintings fit into the contest theme based on the descriptions given. The final thing we judged on was skill and composition. It was a tough job, but it sure was fun!
So, without boring you more, here are the winners (and I wish we could do thumbnails XD):
"Ringo" by =sidneyeileen
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Artist Description: This painting is a perfect blending of what to me are the most important things in my life, my art, and my loved ones. Ringo is one of three of my cats, my little black shadow who is always happy for a petting or a snuggle. I love painting and drawing animals and nature, and in addition to being a loving friend Ringo is a fantastic subject for my art.
TA's Endangered Art Project 2012Host Group: :iconendangeredart:
Promoters: :iconcrazy-4-animals: :iconwildlife-awareness:
Thank you ~NatureNerd02, *panda69680102 and ~SpazzingStars for featuring it in their journal!
Thank you so much!
The purpose of this project is to create awareness for Endangered Species. In each month of 2012, I will (hopefully) draw, along with others, an animal that is labelled worldwide as an endangered species.
In the description I will include information on the species and list the reasons it is endangered or threatened.
I will not draw species I have already done (Amur Tiger, Maned Wolf, Grevy's Zebra).
At the end of each month, depending on the # of participants, i will do a journal feature. If the participants are few, then i will save it for the end of the year.
Here is a great website for finding and learning about Endangered Species:
First off, I REALLY apologize for not being around the group much. I've been working a full time job since August, I'm pregnant, and we just bought a new house. Yeah. Things are crazy. I'm afraid they're going to remain crazy until January when the baby comes, and then they'll take on a whole new level of craziness! However, I should be around more by then .
I want to give my heartfelt thanks to ~soybeans who helps keep this group caught up! I seriously owe you!
Annnndd now for the part you all are really wanting to see!
We reached our goal of 500 members! The contest will start either next week or the week after. I'll set it up probably on Monday or Tuesday! The winner will will receive a three month subscription! Also, let me know if you want to donate prizes for the contest!
Prizes so far:
3 month sub from *Devynn
Journal Feature by ^Astralseed
20 Points from *Devynn
Journal Feature by :
Gilad ShalitI know that politics and that kind of stuff are not welcome here in DA. However, I have to talk about this issue since it's burning in my bones for almost five years.
Gilad Shalit was kidnapped to Gaza Strip 5 days after my high school lessons were over. I went through my matriculation exams overwhelmed by the sad news. About a month later Ehud Goldwasser and Elad Regev were killed at the Lebanon border and their bodies were taken in by Hezbollah. We in Israel didn't know they were already dead since Hezbollah never let us know anything about them until the bodies were returned in exchange to prisoners in July 16th 2008, about two years after they've been taken.
Gilad, however, did not return and was still declared a hostage of Hamas (just to straited things up, the two kidnapping cases are not related in any manner except for the time scales - they happened really close to each other but in different places).
Gilad was rotting at the Hamas unknown hideout for almost 5 years now.
Featuring the Entries on Traditional:icontransparentplz:
Hello my friends!
As you know, my contest ended.
Yesterday I featured the people who have helped me to promote this contest http://egil21.deviantart.com/journal/44777119/ .
Today, I'm featuring the entries on Traditional Art.
Tomorrow, I'll be featuring the entries on Digital Art and on the 14th I'll announce the winners.
So if you don't mind, please don't delete this journal right away from your inbox and pay some attention to the work of these wonderful artists.
Thank you so much to all!
If you like to comment and tell me which are your favourites don't be shy
Butterfly "Contest Entry" by ~Deanun contest drawing by !ImmaCupcakeXD
My Only Sunshine by *C-S-Marcy Sand Ships by *glunac
We are the Champions by ~Manggiie0812 :thumb252101093:
Draw my photo- Contest by ~nuvalo Help Me by ~Tawastman
Flowers by ~Karaul Fly away by ~esTHer-duraes
Floral 3 by ~siile Alley Way by ~siile
Audrey Tautou by ~Milda-Koles Sweet Memories of a Camel by ~GraphiteHeart
Oil Painting: Educational Shorts
These free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Guide to Oil Painting premium content series.
Vanessa Lemen: Traditional Brushes
Vanessa Lemen: Alternate Materials for Oil Painting
Vanessa Lemen: Substrates for Oil
Vanessa Lemen: Mark-Making in Oil
Vanessa Lemen: Solvents & Mediums
John English: The Diversity of Oil
Brent Watkinson: Plein Air Painting
John English: Working Large
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More