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DESIGN TUTORIAL - BASIC CHARACTER CREATIONYo! I get a lot of questions on how I create my characters, such as how do I come up with color schemes, markings, the basic idea, all that cool stuff~ X3
So I'd thought I do a little design tutorial. This is a TEXT based tutorial, meant to give the tricks/tips that I use.
So prepare to read! I will be using my characters as examples.
This tutorial covers design tips for both ANIMALS AND HUMANS.
KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE ARE TIPS AND TRICKS THAT I USE.
EVERYONE MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE.
The Idea: Where and How Do I start?
So you want to create a new character huh? But you don't know where to start with the process....Hmm. When I'm coming up with a new character, I start with the personality about 75% of the time. It doesn't have to be in-depth, just basic personality traits.
So for example I might want a character that is:
- Loud, aggressive, rude, doesn't give a fuck about anythi
Artist Association? - Commissions and UnderpricingI'd like to appeal to every artist (ESPECIALLY for those who offer commissions) to read this.
Please consider to SHARE THIS, if art means anything to you. Thanks!
Building an Artist Association? - About Commissions and Underpriced Art
So underpriced art has always been a well-known problem in the artist society; Be it visual arts or artisan and crafts, literature or any other artform. This is a huge problem for every professional artist who depends on living from art.
Only because art seems to be something anybody can do, it is often less respected than renown occupations such as doctors or engineers.
As an illustration student I know it is more or less the same thing though. There is always need for art (e.g. advertising, logos, book illustrations) just as there is need for doctors and engineers. In
True FriendRemember the city
Remember the town
Remember the place
That we hung around
We ran through the rain
Laughing and skipping
We came back inside
Giggling and dripping
So many years later
We've grown far apart
But we somehow came back
And gave a new start
Our laugher resumed
and so did our play
but one day you promised
that even to this day
"Nothing will come between us
I'll always be there
You will always be my friend
and you know I'll always care"
With a smile and a wink
You gave me a hug
And there in your arms
I was so safe and so snug
But little did I know
that was the last time I'd see you
For when the knews was spoken the next day
There was no doubting it was true
MLP dragons and how they operate (In theory)First of all, Why dosn't Spike have wings like the other dragons we've seen?? Is the term "Dragon" a catch all for any reptile that breaths fire like how "Cat" can mean anything from a Tiger to a Tabby and Spike just happens to be a different "Spieces" of dragon from the Heraldic Dragons we've seen thus far?????
We the audiance haven't been told a lot about how dragons operate in this universe, thus like the ponies and Spike himself, know little about them. Suprisingly the episode that gives us the most infromation is "Dragon Quest", but not because of what we're told, but because of what we can extrapulateand and what can be compared to real world animal behavior .
First,consitering that this comparison to this real worls animal will come up the most, I feel that it would be a good idea to go alittle bit about African Elephant beahvior. In an episode of animal planets Mutual of Ohmahas wild kingdom, an African national park (I don't recall w
InformationBlake that little thieve is back, or should we call her Renkat now?
I watched her awhile because many people told me that she wanted to change herself (again..)
And now, what must we see? She is stealing characters, styles and is even tracing from Photos (she isn't referencing them, she is tracing them!)
She doesn't even paid the Points back that she stole WolfHearts got once her password from her parents on her feakin Account to pay the Points back that feakin still had, that wasn't enough for all those poor people - Blake got enough Time and Points to pay them all back but instead of changing herself she is still stealing.
Don't think her "haters" are trolls. She made them by herself, she had more than 50 Accounts here and on everyone she stole drawings - even tried to sell drawings from others, and she won't stop - even if she doesn't steal public anymore, stealing characters and copying Styles isn't better!
This character here http://i49.tinypic.com/2hfv0vm.jpg is stolen from
Why Shota and Loli are badSomething has been weighing heavy on my mind lately; The aspect of Shotacon and Lolicon.
Please understand while reading this that this is something that is very personal to me. And please also know that I'm just a normal person. I'm not highly educated. I'm simply an eighteen year old girl. I can't use big words and I'm not very good with manipulation.
But please also know that I'm not ignorant. And I can have opinions just the same.
I feel it is important to know that one of my parents is in law enforcement. I know a lot about criminology and psychology from discussions I've had with my highly trained and knowledgeable parent.
I would also like to make it clear that I'm a strong supporter in respect and tolerance. I belive in letting people belive and do what they want to, even if I don't agree with it. The only exception to this is if people are ge
Contest is Over!I want to thank everyone who participated in my contest! It's very much appreciated!
I want to also thank the people who have been advertising my contest. I'll acknowledge these people later because I'm on my phone and doing this on a computer would be much easier.
Judging will be done in one week. (School, of course, is interfering with my progress of things.)
Again, thank you very much for entering! Please check out all of the amazing entries below!
Yup yup! I am finally giving you the deets for the contest. Hope you will enter and have fun!
The theme of the contest is "Holidays." You must draw my character(s) in a holiday scene. It can be any holiday! Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc!
How to get more pageviewsThis includes getting more fav's, comments, and watchers. Just use one of the following techniques, or all of them if you're into it:
1- EMO technique: let other deviants sympathize with you by checking your page daily to make sure you haven't committed suicide.
- Put a picture of you crying, cutting your wrist, or eating your own flesh as a sign of unworthiness and self destruction.
- Write more than 10 journals telling people that you're closing your account because you aren't getting enough attention.
- Tell people you've got a deadly disease, suffering from social drama, lost your eyeglasses and now your dog is helping you surf the internet.
2- Popular deviants technique: this is also called the parasite or the leech technique.
- After finding a very popular artist, constantly send shouts in their shoutbox, with lots of icons to drag attention.
- Stare at their status, once they appear online, wait for them to submit a new deviation or a journal entry.
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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