Fluffy Water: A Guide to Long Exposure WaterscapesAnimals, Plants & Nature Week
Most of you nature photographers will have seen long-exposed waterscapes resulting in the peculiar soft aspect of water. If you haven't, or if you're not a nature photographer, here are a few examples:
In this article I will be sharing some ideas and tips which hopefully will get you interested in this kind of photography first of all; and if that marvellous personal paradigm shift takes place within you, give you the basics in achieving the sought-after results.
Who am I to dare do this ?
Well this is quite important: I'm nothing fancy, just a nature photography-loving guy with a cheap entry-level DSLR and tripod, with a couple of filters. But taking photos out there and gleaning knowledge from artists I admire has taught me lots. This I simply wis
Forest Photography TutorialAnimals, Plants, & Nature Week
I am Nelleke, and I was asked to write an article about forest photography. Which is my favorite subject of photography! There is something about them that is timeless. Of course there's a reason forests get used so much as a backdrop in stories and movies... They can give you the feeling something magical is waiting just around the corner.
In this article I will discuss several points, some a bit longer than others. They are Composition, Conditions, Equipment and Editing.
You might have seen a beautiful forest scene once, but noticed after taking a picture that it looks very different. A picture lacks the depth your eyes can see while walking in a forest. Which can result in a picture of just a flat bunch of trees.
PE: The Impact of Color1. - WHAT IS COLOR?
Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain. It is a function of light and biology, not an exact science, no two people can see it exactly the same.
The human eye and brain together translate light into color. Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of color. Newton observed that color is not inherent in objects. Rather, the surface of an object reflects some colors and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colors. Thus, red is not "in" an apple. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we see as red and absorbing all the rest. An object appears white when it reflects all wavelengths and black when it absorbs them all.
"Colors are the deeds of light, its deeds and sufferings."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Doujinshi: How to make a fancomic and not dieFan Art Week
Reading fanfics about your favorite series or manga is kinda common, but sometimes you can find images of the manga that look genuine but show the characters in unusual situations that you would never see in the canon. These are the so called 'doujinshi' or fancomics.
Before begin with tips and tricks about make a doujinshi, let's see some definitions:
Japanese word which literally means a group of people with the same interests, but it is often used as a shorthand for doujinshi.
Doujinshi is amateur manga publications, featuring either a cast of original characters and plot or characters from another manga or an anime (a 'fan manga'). There's all sorts of doujinshi, though it isn't as widely circulated as more popular mangas, such as CLAMP works. Doujinshi is often cheap but is just as good as regular manga (well, some of the time...), and is sold on eB
Capturing a character's essenceFan Art
My name is Francesca Urbinati, nime080 on DeviantArt. I'm a professional artist and a freelancer on comics, illustrations and visual design.
As a cartoonist, I'm used to mimicking dfferent styles to fit in big projects or established character designs. Today I want to share tips about drawing fan arts, capturing the essence of someone else's character while adding a bit of your personal touch.
1. Document about the character
Gather graphic references as well as information about the character's personality: is he bold or shy? What fashion style does he wear the most? Does he have a typical facial expression or pose?
There's a whole world behind each character, and a reason for each detail of his/her look and attitude. The same should be true for the fan art.
2. Use the power of composition
Composition is truly powerful. You can condense a great story into o
Copyright Resources CompilationFan Art
When we talk about Fan Art, the question of copyright tends to come up. There have been a lot of resources posted on the subject on DA over the years and sometimes they can be tricky to find. So this is a comprehensive compilation on the topic posted by staff, who have had legal consultation. I have left out older articles that are similar to the ones I included as the more recent ones would have the most accurate information.
DA's Copyright Policy
<- This is the big one, specific to Fan Art and it comes with video.
(and more specifically , and )
While I have shared official articles and FAQs here, I know there are a lot of unofficial articles on the topic.
Original Characters, Fan Art and SubmissionFan Art
Because DA has so many categories, I can guarantee that every artist has had a moment where they sit there, staring at the screen going "but this could fit 2 or 3 of those, how do I know where it should go?" Fan Art is especially confusing because every media based subcategory exists as other categories in the submission tree. When you throw Original Characters (OCs, also called Fan Characters), characters created by fans to exist in a universe copyrighted to someone else, the confusion only grows. Licensed art is the cherry on top of the messy submissions sundae. Hopefully I can untangle some of this for you below.
What counts as Fan Art?
Fan art is defined loosely as "art depicting characters and concepts to which you do not hold the copyright." So if I draw characters from FullMetal Alchemist or Legend of Zelda or The Wheel of Time, it would be considered Fan Art. If I were to draw a chocobo or an ent, that
Fan Art in All Forms!Fan Art in All Forms!
Calling all the fangirls, fanboys, Bronies, Whovians, and everyone else in between! You're probably well acquainted with the Fan Art submission category here on DeviantArt, but be aware there is plenty more fandomy goodness to be found in other categories as well as mediums. Fan Art is by no means limited to digital + traditional art mediums and thanks to the mind-blowing skill and creativity of fans around the world, art inspired by fandom can be found in a plethora of ways...even some you might not have been aware of!
This feature in projecteducate's Fan Art week is about showcasing just how versatile fan artists can be. Whether it's from photomanipulation, to cosplay, to artisan craft, to anything else, these fan artists are dedicated in their love for fandom and deserve to be recognized outside of the Fan Art category.
Anthro: Animals + fandom = art
Animals and fandom together? Let's go! Artists have been ultra creati
Fan Art: Interview, Classically-DePunkInterview with Classically-DePunk
1. Introduce yourself.
Hello ProjectEducate, my name is Classically-DePunk, and I am a writer and traditional artist on deviantART.
I enjoy anime/manga, classic literature, Indie and Opera music, as well as history and cultural studies.
Other passions of mine include mentoring other writers and artists here in this community and advocating community bonds.
2. What got you started working on Fan Art?
What drew me initially into joining deviantART was actually fan art. In 2009, I recently joined online social media, and it was through dA's exceptional fan art galleries of Phantom of the Opera fan art that compelled me to join, and eventually, contribute to the community.
Through fan art, I met many of my friends- we formed bonds over our common interests in fandoms.
Initially, I was reluctant to create fan art- with the demands of trying to capture the original canon's brilliancy on the line, I felt my skil