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Skin by fantasy-alive
Tutorial Tuesday #7Remember, if you like these tutorials, visit the deviation and favourite/comment there
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How to get used to your new tablet!This tutorial is by no means a definitive guide, but it should help you with your tablet usage!
1 - First and foremost, don't be afraid of it. You need to use it. Every. Single. Day. Use it to browse the web for example. It'll help you get used to the sensitivity (practice highlighting sections of text), and all of the features of the pen. Some suggest that you should hide your mouse, so you're forced to only use your tablet! Through daily use, it should become an extension of your arm, and begin to move naturally.
2 - Play with it. Mess around with all of the settings your tablet has to offer. Not only will it help you find the settings you're most comfortable with, but it'll teach you what each individual part does. Also play around with it in your chosen drawing program (Photoshop / SAI / etc.), you'll learn more about your tablet and how it reacts to the program's settings (which may be different than what you're used to) - you're undoubte
I'm Taking Tutorial Requests!So for a while now I've been thinking of taking tutorial requests, specifically in the areas of:
If you would like to request a tutorial in those areas, please just post it below. It can be anything from "How do I use the pen tool", to "What is the Rule of Thirds", and "How do I use box-shadow on text in CSS".
Alternatively, if there's a piece of art in my gallery you would like broken down, link me to it and I'll gladly create a walkthrough.
Be sure to watch me to see if your tutorial gets made. I'll be focusing on making 1 a week, and I'll feature in my journal which tutorial will be made each week.
There is a forum thread on the subject here: http://forum.deviantart.com/community/projects/1823517/
List of Tutorials: http://fav.me/d5s9x0d
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How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -
"It is my dream to write a novel"
"I wish I could write"
"I would love to write my novel on ..."
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the
Let The Light In: Daily Deviations:icongood-intention:
'Let The Light In (LTLI) is a new tutorial series from the group Good-Intention that will focus on the hows and whys of committing good deeds around the deviantART community. The first article can be found here: LTLI: Art Features
The second edition of this series will focus on the topic of Daily Deviations, and how you can contribute to the community by suggesting them!
What Is A Daily Deviation?
A Daily Deviation is a one-day feature of artwork from various galleries that is chosen by a Community Volunteer (CV). These are showcased at the bottom of most pages on deviantART, as well as displayed in a chronological archive.
There are many misconceptions regarding Daily Deviations, from users believing they're given away as prizes, or given only to friends and popular users of the community. My aim with this article is to help to shine a light on Daily Deviations, and h
ARTIST'S FEAR - How to Overcome it!Hey guys!
I just updated my blog with some great advice on how to overcome fear/negativity when you're trying to grow as an artist. YOU CAN READ IT HERE!
Otherwise, I'll post a brief overview of some of the tips I've given in the blog post:
1. HAVE FAITH IN THE PROCESS!
This is so freakin’ important! Having faith in the process means truly believing that if you give it your all, you will achieve something great. Even when it doesn’t feel true, you have to continually tell yourself “If I work hard, I will be great.” A lot of artists start out with heaps of motivation, but when that begins to fade they give up. By the time their motivation picks up again, they find that they are rusty and have to start relearning everything (it’s happened to me)! So, even when you’re discouraged, you cannot give up!
2. BE OBJECTIVE!
Provider ListThis list should help you to find deviants who are willing to either do requests for free or will create you a personal skin as a commission.
If you are available for commissions or request as well, send us a note or leave a comment with the details (see below) and you will be added!
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Open for Commissions
Nesmaty; details: http://fav.me/d4r51j5
ginkgografix, details: http://ginkgografix.deviantart.com/journal/12256652/
GillianIvy; details: currently closed will return TBD
CypherVisor; details: note him
bradleysays; details: http://fav.me/d513zj7
xReiichiru; details: http://xreiichiru.deviantart.com/journal/Commissions-215524267
Hairac; details: http://hairac.deviantart.com/journal/Hairac-s-Commission-Prices-Css-Drawings-Logos-224634607
Drake1; details: http://fav.me/d4peurm
helikelong; details: http://fav.me/d4igyyo
SilverPixiGirl; details: Note her
SimplySilent; details: http://simplysilent.deviantart.
New FeaturesFeatured Artists
Collecting Faeries by maiarcita Lily by J-u-d-a-s My Jimmy by Heatherzart Styx by RozennIlliano Astronomy - Measure the world 12 - finished by playart-PSD Fieras by ipawluk Dreamscape by SimplySilent Moonlight Dancer by Pygar Wicked Phenomenon by brightii To Blessed Memory by inObrAS Shirt Store by Flobelebelebobele Setting you free....................... by pjenz Eternal Life by creativemikey Inquisitive by babsartcreations A Fractal Story on a Rainy Day by LaraBLN *hope in a broken world* by WelshAngelArt Abandoned by Aeternum-Art Away From Home by mrchrisby Enter In The Magic by G-GraphiX59 It's a boy! by RGDart She Who Is Tested By Fire by damilepidus mirage by roserika Lechaletbleu by roserika Ghost dancing by DivvuartRome Self-Healing by AmandineVanRay underwater monsters by moppaa Flut by Bleistiftspitzerin Alone in the dark by Imalia-DA We are innocent by mrscats I love rain by megan7 Fish out of water by Dypritee Timeless by gotman68 :thumb381776938: Novo Mundo by Rafaelll90 4 cats by Wordup Trio by Wordup
Sleep my little prince. by morningcoffeebreak Gobby by Here-it-is Cup of Noodle by Asumaruu Bath Time by FurLined Focuz by Jac888 little Little by hoschie Zeytin by RezzanATAKOL we'll be together by TanjaMaria Innocent Eyes by Wordup :thu
DeviantART Compliments #46MikiKimio , hi bby girl! You are such an adorb patoot and I'd just like to send this compliment as a way of saying ""thank-you"" for being such a good friend to me!
RonaWu , Rona you probably won't see this in a while... but I'd just like to thank you for helping me through my problems and such! Thanks for being with me through thick and thin and still being a good friend afterwards. Sehun loves you!
Celvas, here's to awesome nightly conversations about cats and zombies. Here's to your patience and your humor. Here's to being a dinosaur in your past life. Here's to spreading the love. Here's to you! Cheers! ~<3
onisuu has some of the most amazing art I've come across. The detail she puts onto every character she draws is just fantastic. Everything she draws has this flair that makes what she creates stand out among the rest. I can't tell you how excited I get when I see that she's posted something n
Artisan Crafts Feature October Featuring skilled Artisan Craft artists, which deserve much more attention!
If you wish to be featured next month (November), send me a Link to the piece you wish to be featured.
Rune Spiral - Stregatto Art trade by Shatiel85Crystal Heart (stone painting) by SBreezjasper Landscape by DARiyaKUTEPOVA9-10 mm Freshwater Pearl Bracelet by pearlwillBright Alloy Lady's Jewelry Sets by lindayang1122Gold Spike Ring by ACrowsCollection
pol pm Srebrny-pierscionek-z-naturalnym-topaze by PranashopNail polish jewelry - Sweet Dream by Nayru25Owl Earrings SOLD by SavageFrogHandmade 8 by Ero-PinkuColourful marshmallows bottles by Jacarandahm
Chibi David Krause by OnebiddyAragorn Lord of the Rings Amigurumi Crochet by Just-Add-AwesomeSunflora by xxtiffieeMercury and Venus Djinn by gojowind:thumb294871161:
Connor's Tomahawk by BlackRabbitArtisanCoonor Kenway - Dual pistols by alsquallAC III - Connor's hidden-blade by RBF-productions-NLRatohnhaketon Cosplay - Bracers by 6Silver9the first piece! by hiropon056
Custom Kakashi ANBU mask (alter. v.1) | COMMISSION by MajorasMasksBlueRedWhite Mask by BlackEyesSnowAngelNymph / Elf Filigree Mask by MythicMasksMiss Modern by Archie-The-RedCatDolls House Miniature by dollhousekitchen
Blue Dragon with Gold Key by whitemilkcartonRose Thorn Frog by Sing-Down-The-MoonCat Cake Topper by fliepsiebiepsMakar Sculpt by MidnightCootieLeopard Pencil Drawer by Lelixiana
Video Game Xstitch by coincollect408Ni No Kuni - Drippy Keychain by FusainneKaos Wings. by kaos-jesterAutumn Fire Afghan by TrasomDoily 348 by Piijja
Large Leather Corset Journal (11 x 8 inches) by alexlibris999:thumb205114688:3D Box - Parts Collage by Narmita08:thu
Sunday Collection No. 17 The poem is space and it scars.
I am not like my little blue doll who still suckles the milk of birds.
Memory of your voice in the fatal morning guarded by a sun
rebounding in the eyes of turtles.
The light of sense goes out remembering your voice before this
green celestial mixture, this marriage of sea and sky.
Photography Features Cloudstacks and Coquina by Enkased Cosmos by nhuthanh Transformation by MatthiasHaltenhof Apple blossom by Ellieeh
untitled by youarelightinthedark Backlit Fern by J-TorresPhotography Sunrise by bazdesh snowy lou II by awphotoart Hi snow! by KristynaKvapilova The Schreckhorn by cwaddell Golden Light by SvanderHolst Raindrops by zipfileART MG 8086 by AkaSling Vurr by TriinErg Taste this! It's delicious by Suzie18 wandering of souls X by JoannaRzeznikowska Enchanted Worlds by Walidkh Breathe by Bomb-Creator Aufleuchten by FeliDae84 Moss under warm october sun by Nanja-kid
Autumn FeatureSince everyone is doing Autumn contests, feature Etc.. I figured I'd jump on the band wagon!
Lady autumn by fireandrain97 :thumb333534371: Spirit of Autumn by Nikulina-Helena :thumb333437020: Les couleurs d'automne by MyFantasticWorld Autumn Leaves by JesseJames1466 In flight by Skookin Autumn field by Mishelangello Sketchbook entry - Autumn by dizzy-work Autumn Sprite by concentriccookies Fallen Phoenix by kaikaku Fall by Astartte
Pumpkins in the Patch by dellamort :thumb330958718: :thumb331452093: autumn tree by Mittelfranke Enigma by Nelleke :thumb331456039: :thumb330893354: red autumn by RasentPuls Treasure by selinmarsou colors of autumn. by Blueberryblack Falll by AmbersPhotos Autumn is Coming by SchizoVampire Leaf part1234 by aniN-Nina among the leaves by vekoridia :thumb332213549:
The Queen's Autumn Feature 2012.3Throughout the year, I collect a plethora of favourites, but none so dear to my heart and lovely as the Autumn-themed.
Enjoy this third and FINAL selection and HAPPY AUTUMN 2012!
Autumn Feature 2012.3
(Please fave this journal if you are featured within.)
Cute pumpkin cupcakes by kupenskaEntropia by Pajunen
Faithless by ann-emeraldthe guard of forest by shade-pl
-Enlightenment of secret- by Janek-Sedlarautumn 2010 by rattattart
.:: Fire song ::. by Whimsical-DreamsSoon To Come by WishmasterAlchemist
When the Trees Cry... by Aeternum-ArtSo sentiment by Snowfall-lullaby
1157 by gingadoAutumn touch by ildiko-neer
autumn tea by all17a taste of Autumn by hayzy
And so it begins, 2012 by harrietsfriendDemeter in Search of Persephone by ThanasisTzortzis
Thanksgiving Cake by BPHaines
Autumn Fire by NellekeAutumn Creek by DonBowling
Have a peaceful and plentiful Thanksgiving.
Turkey Ride by Humanimorphism
The Inspired #98Welcome to The Inspired
The Inspired is a weekly feature of deviations from around Deviant Art.
The Inspired features a wide range of Traditional and Digital art styles, photography, & Artisan crafts.
All featured deviations do not contain mature content
Artist of the Week
Creative ARTISAN CRAFTS #9
Bunny Tote Bag by CosmiCosmos
SOLD Deadly Nightshade Steampunk Jewelry #5 by DarcarinJewelry
Beaded fish I. Goldfish by MaGeXP
Spots...Bullet Earrings by WingsNScales
Sweet green grapes by SilverDeFactory
Chocolate Cream Roses by Bodza
Masquerain - 3D Origami - by Delinlea
Kawaii Cupcake Cake by ginas-cakes
Pikachu Ice Cream Strap by KeoDear
S'mores cream pie by tiramisuxfluff
Steampunk Gear Clock and Key Pendants Green by LadyPirotessa
Steampunk Fancy Hairsticks by Madame-mari-mortem
Cat 2 by SeanAvery
Ice Cream Fun by Whimsii
Earrings - red fimo flowers circles by Benia1991
Chocolate muffin earrings with leaf, orange and le by Benia1991
hawk in forest by Laurefin-Estelinion
Pink and purple necklace by ukapala
Slavery and Freedom painted Vans by Vikrapuff
Set Fresco d'estate by vasoiko
PE: Custom Widgets[deviantART related]
While deviants always have been able to customize their profile a bit more with the help of stamps, buttons, dividers and other fancy graphics, it is also possible to style the widgets via HTML & CSS.
But you can just work with what is already part of the deviantART website code only. You can't add new code like you would do at your journals. This means you are always limited with what you can do and don't have full control over the elements and how they appear.
The simpliest way of customizing your widgets would be by adding a background. As these can't be a pattern that get repeated on their own, the background images need to cover any possible width and height. If you do your own images you can adjust the height to what is needed, to avoid that the overall size gets too big, though.
~ Background Images ~
My Confession For Everyone To HearNow, we're all aware that our dearest SimplySilent has birthday in a few days, a very special birthday. To celebrate this, I made her a gift of five days of my life. Here is what she has me do with it. I apologize for sounding a bit slurred; it's kinda late already. Anyways, this is what I sound like when I have no idea what I'm talking about! Enjoy! Especially you, Simply, since this is Take #011 or something.
Dream (if you still can). Play. Stay strong.