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Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!‘Twas the night before Christmas on DeviantArt,Happy Holidays from DeviantArt! by Heidi
Not a paintbrush was stirring, and creators took heart.
The artists scrolled through Daily Deviations with care
Knowing kindred warm-fuzzies soon would be there.
Deviants were all swiping, all snug on their phones
While visions of inspiration across all time zones
Were zapped to their smart device, quick as can be,
At the tap of a button in a +Fav’ing spree!
When across the Interwebs there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to the Comments to see what was the matter,
“I’m bored,” the Journal wrote, “I’m on a long trip, too.
I don’t have my laptop, and there’s nothing to do.”
I cracked all my knuckles, settled down in my chair,
Then descended upon the keyboard and wrote with a flair:
“Dear Friend, did you not get DA’s early present?
We now have an app, and it won’t cost you one cent!
“On, Watch Feed! On, Browse! On, Explore! On, Today!
Tap-and-hold to fave, sha
Tips and Tricks: Feet
How to Draw Manga! Feet Introduction
Like hands, feet are an important part of drawing a full body of any character. Whether the feet are in shoes or just free the basic shape of a foot can vary for any given person. The anatomy of the foot is the same, but the shape, width and length varies. Even toe length can be variable of each foot!
See Tips and Tricks: Hands
Feet, like hands are also are made up of segments, muscles and skin over the bones. Feet have a basic blockish shape that is then used to form the circle model of the shapes a little more. This is shown the in the following example, using these basic shapes help define the aspects of the foot. Toes whilst not as expressive as fingers can splay out in a similar manner and the amount of variation in individuals comes down to their toe shapes and the height of their arc
Holiday Card Project 2015!
The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject is back for its 9th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In the past few years, this project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then divvied up and distributed by DeviantArt members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for DeviantArt volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in
Personal Projects and Small Collaboration IdeasCommunity Week
Art block and the lack ideas is a very common thing for an artist, there are many ideas and ways to help over come art block such as this fantastic article PE: Your Worst Enemy.
This article will be listing some ideas to start your own personal project and ideas for small collaborations.
What is a Personal Project?
A personal project is something undertaken by an individual to achieve a goal. A series of art pieces (visual or written) that are part of a theme or goal can tell a story. (Example: PE: Telling Stories with your Art). Equally a series of artworks or a theme can do the same.
Some common ideas are:
Seasons (Summer, Autumn (Fall), Winter and Spring)
Elements (Water, Fire, Air, Earth and optionally Aether (Spirit))Times of the Day (Dawn, Noon, Dusk and Night)Days of the Week
Teach Me, Senpai! Vol. 3- Pixel SceneHello! Welcome back to another edition of Teach Me, Senpai! here at fella. This week, our project is going to be creating a pixel scene.
Here are the tutorials!
Pixel art tutorial - shading / textures + examples by UszatyArbuzpixel texturing tutorial by MenInASuitcase
Just a note, these articles will be moving from being posted every third Saturday to every 28th of the month.
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags i
Organizing the New Year- Your Self!Let's get the new year started off well by organizing our crafts and taking care of ourselves! Knitting-and-Crochet can help you by gathering the info for you all in one place. You'll get a week's worth of ideas submitted every Friday in January. Let's make the most of it! Next up are some ideas to keep ourselves healthy and well.
<<Addi Swing <<Boye <<Furls
Make your own!
<<Shelf liner or polymer clay
<<Different styles of gloves
Organize the New Year- Your StuffLet's get the new year started off well by organizing our crafts and taking care of ourselves! Knitting-and-Crochet can help you by gathering the info for you all in one place. You'll get a week's worth of ideas submitted every Friday in January. Let's make the most of it! Next up is keeping our supplies organized in some DIY containers.
DIY With Yarn
What better way to keep your yarn project than in a container made from yarn? Here are some basket, caddy, and tool organizing ideas and patterns, you can work up with your stash.
<< Pattern << Pattern
M/A Project Educate: Japanese New YearHappy New Year!
is wishing the projecteducate and CRAnimeAndManga team!
The Japanese New Year, called 正月 [Shōgatsu], is an annual festival with it's own customs. Since 1873, the Japanese New Year has been celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, on January 1st of each year, New Year's Day - 元日 [Ganjitsu].
正月 [Shōgatsu] is the most important holiday in Japan. People say to each other Happy New Year whenever they see at the first time in the new year.
今年もよろしくお願いします [kotoshi mo yoroshiku o-negai-shimasu]