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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
Private Journal EntriesCommunity Week
I have been approached many times, by people who have wanted to post personal journals that only their watchers can read. Now, this is an AWESOME concept, and while it is currently not possible, I manage to show them the next best thing; And now, I have decided to show the rest of the community!
In this article, I am going to teach you how to post a journal that only members of DeviantArt can see. While all members will still be able to view it, this will keep your private affairs private. I.E: What happens on DeviantArt, stays on DeviantArt.
So, whether you are trying to bypass a nosy sibling, annoying coworker, hovering parent, or just trying to share something specifically with members of the community, this is how it's done:
Things you will need:
A DeviantArt account.
Some experience using Sta.sh.Patience/Adaptability.
This is completely different to the traditional way of uploading journal entries, so this is where the patience/adaptability part comes i
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]
Tips and Tricks: Basics of Hair
How to Draw Manga! Basics of Hair Introduction
A key part of distinguishing any animanga character is their hair. Sometimes even just a silhouette of their hair is enough to gauge who they are (e.g. Goku). The colours, shape and gravity are all free form and expressions of the character. Often a character keeps the same hairstyle throughout a series so they are easily distinguishable in the black and white manga format; changing their hair may lead to the character losing recognition with the readers. In anime the colour and the way the hair moves is part of the character.
Shape and Form
The shape of hairstyle can vary from super short (shaved or bald) to lengths that make the viewers wonder how that person can stand (let alone walk and fight). Males and females can have any length of hair (though super short is not very common with females), and any combination of flowing or spi
Tips and Tricks: School Uniforms Part 1
How to Draw Manga! School Uniforms Introduction
A common theme in manga and anime is the school setting. Often the school uniforms are what the character wears all of the time (even when half way across the world, looking at you Jotaro). School uniforms often take a similar style, but variations can be a key design aspect of the character. This is Part 1 in this series, Girls uniforms.
Female school uniforms typically take the form of a blouse and skirt, with socks or leggings. They can wear jumpers, vests, or a blazer in the colder months. Variations on this general theme can take a number of different approaches.
This is a common girls uniform that takes the inspiration of a sailor suit with a thick collar drawn into a point, the collar then folds over the back with various 'flap' styles. It is pulled on over the head, having a large
Decoding Crochet Patterns: Part 1Looking at a crochet pattern for the first time can be a bit intimidating- it looks like it's own language! No fear, we've got some helpful tips and charts to share. And remember, you're part of a friendly group of crocheters here at Knitting-and-Crochet who would love to help answer your pattern questions!
-Best for Visual/Logical Learners
Have pattern that shows those funny x and T symbols? I really love the diagram patterns because they give you a mental picture of what the finished item will look like before you make it. Also, once you figure out the symbols, you can just follow the diagram instead of reading through each line of the written pattern, which helps you work through it much faster! Here's what they mean:
This great article from The Crochet Crowd about reading diagrams, brings up
PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 2Traditional Art Week
This is the second part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.
The Part 1 introduced some scanning and shooting tips;
This Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.
This guide is meant especially for beginning artists but maybe also more advanced artists can find something new to think about – or maybe you can share your best tips in the comment area of this article!
EDITING YOUR DIGITIZED PICTURES
For editing your scanned or photographed picture you need a software to do that (or you can use the adjustment tools your scanner offers, see Part 1 for those). Adobe Photoshop is a co