|Deviant Login||Shop||Join deviantART for FREE||Take the Tour|
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
We Are Family!:iconcuddlepuss: - Linda - Ma, the walrus, sis, oi.
:iconfallen-eternal: - Mick - Pa, The carpinter, bro, hubby.
:iconlittleblackmariah: - Kat - Mrs Meow Toro / Butt Face.
:iconred-wolf-26: - Alice - Cupcake
:iconhomochao: - Claude - Sweetpea
:iconmusic2addict: - Faustina - Faust
:iconmybabyisdead: - Caity
:iconoctoberway: - Bobby
:iconlostinparagraph: - Abby - Sweetie.
:iconhamster354: - Alex
:iconlittlefishpenguin95: - Moh
:iconglittergeek82: - Mariah & Cory - Sparkles
:iconfoxxymel: - Mel
:icondeadskarlett: - Skarlett - Red - swiched accounts.
:iconforevermcrmy: - Skye -
:iconhotaru-the-firefly13: - Kyky
:iconritalindreamer11: - Amethyst
:iconunicornsinuniforms: - Hannah - (RIP)
:iconchoxgirl: - Aurora
:iconunlockeverydoor: - Kira - Lollypop
:iconcloudpawlikesacookie: - Kate - Muffin
:iconlynzii: - Lynzii - Bun
:icontakingmyhoplessheart: - Breege - Woofer
:iconthesword-thefaith: - Ronnie - Fives
:iconwordscannotharmme: - Marti - Universe
:iconchemicalkid101: - Zoe - Trusty
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
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
Keep in Touch!
scheinbar is a much-loved and well-known deviant. Just one look at her gallery, filled with enchanting photography, will have you mesmerized. A deviant for over 7 years, Christiane can always be found posting inspirational features as well as regularly commenting on other deviations and encouraging and empowering her fellow deviants. We are inspired and insist that you too stop by and congratulate ... Read More