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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
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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!
Jon Foster: Digital PaintingAfter importing his traditional painting into Photoshop, Jon continues working with it until he reaches the desired level of finish. This movie shows every keystroke and zooms into each Menu item in great detail; far above the average screen-capture video!
Premium Content: Parts I and II
Part 1: Jon takes the oil painting image into Photoshop and then explains his "workspace" he has developed inside Photoshop and Painter. Making selection masks in Photoshop is important to Jon, and saving those selections so he can use them later is part of his usual routine. By the way......every keystroke Jon makes is displayed onscreen, as well as zoomed-in close-ups of every Menu selection. State of the art screen capture technology! You will never need to squint at the screen and wonder what Jon is doing with the software!
Part 2: Jon explains the layers palette, image adjustments, adjustment layer
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
7 Reasons Why You Should Go to Art SchoolOne of the most frequently asked questions on this site is the infamous: "Is there a point in going to Art School?" It makes my blood pressure rise every time, not so much the question itself as the fact it is asked to, and answered by, people who have no business giving advice on the matter. This article seeks to answer it once and for all, and be warned that it may come across as cutting in certain places. There's a link to my CV in my journal for those who might wonder about my own qualifications.
The short answer is: Yes, there is a point. In fact, if you want to make a carreer out of art, or design, you must go to art school. You can dispense from it if one of the following applies to you:
You're a genius in your chosen field. You have an innate grasp of art/design principles and the ability to impose your ideas in the field so that you don't even need to learn the nitty-gritty. Unlikely, or you'd be famous by now.
You need a formation but you have
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
Tips on Where To Sell Your ArtThis is made as a quide to help you sell your art. Please check out my other Journals On how to be a better artist:http://lilithssmile.deviantart.com/journal/#/d57m9bc look out for my upcoming journals: Tips on how to be a better writer and tips on getting published. Also if you would comment and tell me how you feel about all this information. Did i miss something? To over whelming? Just right?
Remember getting your art exposed is an important role in selling your art. There are many ways and sites for your to not only show off your art but sell as well.
Try some online store:
These are free to list
Yardsellr: http://yardsellr.com/ Easy to list and sell. The blocks are kinda annoying but its gives you a etsy and ebay importer and it has an exporter for styl.ly and D&K. You can also link your email and facebook page, make tweets, and pins. plus you get bonus money to spend on the site
These cost some money to list and possble other fees;
New Contest Information -Caught in DreamlandCaught in Dreamland Contest
Hi to All
Things You Need to Know
:iconstarbulletplz: To make it a little more fairer We have decided to have Three Different Categories in this Contest. All prizes stay the same for each Category. All Categories will still be entered into the one folder, at the end of the contest I will separate them,so they can be judged in the correct category.
The Categories are.
1: Digital & Traditional Art
2: Photo-manipulation & 3D Renders & mixed media.
3: Anime Manga
If I have missed your category. Please let me know.
Caught in Dreamland is about your dreams are they Pure Fantasy are they Dark, Full of Adventures or Mythical Creatures- Are you a Hero or a Villain are your dreams surreal or do you wake up in a cold sweat. We want You To Show us your Dream World.
Must be a New Piece and check out our examples futher down
Participate- Create- Inspire- Have Fun.
Things You Need to
November Challenge + LAST month for the Contest!Welcome new Admins!
First of all, I would like to formally welcome our new admins to the group! Thanks again to everyone who offered to help us administrate the group, we got a crazy amount of responses! We could not possibly respond to each and every note we got, so I just wanted to say thanks again to everyone who offered their support, we really appreciate it!
A little late this month on posting this guys, sorry! Power outages and what not.... *polishes up excuses and places them neatly in the Journal* o.o forgive me.
This months Challenge Theme is....
From out of the Darkness...
This is a conceptual theme. You can use any colors or subject matter you wish. Although not required, it would be helpful to leave a description about out artwork and your thought process.
A note to new members; challenges are for the fun and benefit of the members, to exercise creativity an
Make good art.My good friend Carla of Acrylic Dragon Studios shared this with me, and I think anyone who ever wanted to have a career as an artist, a writer, a poet, a musician, a sculptor, a chef, or any other creative field NEEDS to watch this.
Renown author Neil Gaiman gives a speech to the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts. If I could give any of you any advice, it would be everything he said in this address.
Please, go and watch: http://vimeo.com/42372767
TRADITIONAL CONTEST! -CLOSED-:iconblacksparklesplz: :icongreyheartplz: :iconblacksparklesplz: :icongreyheartplz: :iconblacksparklesplz: :icongreyheartplz: :iconblacksparklesplz:
The deadline: The 7. April
I'm holding a NEW CONTEST! -CLOSED-
The contest is traditional, using photo references.
So traditional only, no digital media is allowed. All traditional media is accepted, including crafts. The work doesn't have to be in colour.
I have made a folder in my gallery, where you can find the photos available as references 'Click here for the references' .
Use one or more of these photos mentioned above as a reference for a drawing (or painting, anything goes as long as it's traditional) . You are allowed to use other references also, just as long atleast one reference is from me. The work doesn't need to be new. If you are already dr
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
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More