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Anti-Plagiarism & Anti-Tracing: EnlightenmentIt's common knowledge to a lot of deviants by now that certain policies in deviantART has opened up loopholes that allows plagiarism of existing artworks, whether they are copyrighted or fan-made.Anti-Plagiarism & Anti-Tracing: Enlightenment by *Goldsickle
In response to this, a lot of deviants who are against plagiarism are very upset about seeing one plagiarism after another being approved as legitimate art and what follows is outrage from those who appreciate original artworks.
Although their motives aren't ill, they tend to get carried away, forgetting common sense and a lot of people who don't deserve it get caught in crossfires of the anti-plagiarists' anger.
This article is to educate anti-plagiarists on certain things they need to understand to reduce the amount of stray bullets in their rage against legitimatized plagiarism.
First of all, we all know that our most targeted issue within plagiarism is none other than unauthorized tracings of screenshots, scans, packaging and promotional artwork from popular animated series.
Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 3Welcome...Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 3 by `cosmosue
...to Learning to Paint Digitally, Edition 3. I am still amazed at the enthusiasm of the digital community with my first two articles! I am so glad I was able to help so many people, so, lets get started on Edition 3 already!
The Plan: This series is not only to give beginners a starting point, but also to help even seasoned painters with tricks or tips they did not know before. My hope is that we all learn something we did not know before since there are so many ways to do one thing, it is my belief that reading how one person may do something will strengthen our skills as artists and help us to learn and develop our own style and techniques.
The Promise: My promise to the community through this new series of articles is that I will:
Read each Tutorial before presenting it to you.Try each brush set myself before including it in the "lessons."Try to be as clear and simple as possible
10 easy ways to relieve depression/stressBecause we all need it sometimes....10 easy ways to relieve depression/stress by ~ScarlingRagdoll666
Here's 10 ways that help me, and could help you with depression/stress.
10 things to help with depression/stress::
1. Try to take a relaxing walk. (Find a place near you that's calm and peaceful. Parks are always nice, and if you can find one where there's a nice place to sit, do so, and sit there and think of how beautiful nature is.)
2. Read a good book. (Books help a person escape reality, and expose them to a different place where anything is possible allowing them to see things differently.)
3. Take a warm bath with some candles and relaxing music. (See if you can find a moment to yourself, where the house is empty, and just sit in the bath and breathe deeply, freeing your mind of everything but the calm sounds around you.)
4. Scream into a pillow. (I know it seems a bit strange, but doing this can help relieve more than just anger. Screaming is a release, and it can help purge the body of negativity, allowing
Go for it - Protect Your ArtGo for it - Protect Your Art by `LuneBleu
Hey guys, how are you?
It's been a while since my last "Go for it" Article.
This time I'm bringing you something different. This time it's not about Photoshop; this time it's about protecting your work.
More and more artists are facing situations such as stolen works, unauthorize use, ripping, etc. We, as artists, are always trying to protect our work but, sometimes nothing seems enough.
For you to fully protect your work it's always adviced that you register and copyright your work, either it's paintings, photographies, digital art, literature, websites, blogs, etc.
So, what is ©Copyright?
In a general way, "Copyright is a form of intellectual property which gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights for a certain time period in relation to that work, including its publication, distribution and adaptation; after which time the work is said to enter the public domain. Copyright applies to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substanti
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PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better! by =jane-beata
You really want to, you've worked hard to develop the skills you have and you enjoy every minute of doing what you love. And besides, people say that your artworks are...nice. Cute. Doesn't that count for something? Sure it does, there is no reason to panic and pointlessly push yourself forward. Enjoy your coffee break!
Besides, even if you didn't like the current level as much, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it at the moment. So many unfortunate happenings stand right between you and your dream. Recognizing any of the following?
1 - You don't have the time
You're right! After all, you are a human being, not a machine, waking up early every morning, heading to school/work, afterwards taking care of the household/kids/your homework, studying, you barely even finish all the tasks during the 24 hours that's been given to everyone.
On the other hand, is there absolutely
Mypaint 1.1 : A guide through the new featuresAt the very end of 2012, the code of the famous free and open-source digital-painting program Mypaint 1.1 was released. If you still using Mypaint 1.0 , you might be interested to see what happened into this one year of change. For reading an excellent review about it , please read the very cool and full article wrote by Alexandre Prokoudine on Libre Graphic World , he also made a cool video.Mypaint 1.1 : A guide through the new features by *Deevad
Here I will focus on writing a review for Mypaint 1.0 user, to let them know what changed and how they will benefit from it.
On Canvas Notifications
Now Mypaint is a bit more talkative when you press '+' or '-' on the keyboard to zoom with the 'Control+Space' shortcut. It was difficult back to Mypaint 1.0 days to have an idea of the actual zoom level. For the future development , this box system was made to be reusable ; so Mypaint might have better and better visual feedbacks on the next versions.The notifications are activated by defaults , and concern for the moment only
Getting the Most out of dA: CommentingUsually, when you read something involving 'Commenting', you think of deviations and the commenting platform that allows other members of the community to voice their thoughts and opinions on the art shown. However, what is pretty evident, and something that most of us may forget, is that deviantART runs on the ability to give and get comments, be it on pieces of artwork, our profile pages, +forums, and everywhere else in between.Getting the Most out of dA: Commenting by ^3wyl
In a sense, without the ability to give and get comments, deviantART wouldn't be much of a website, much less #1 of online art communities around. Comments are not solely the cause of what makes deviantART what it is, but it has a huge impact on a lot of things. By giving and getting comments, not only do we interact with other members to really make this a community, we also have the ability to get our voices heard.
It's quite an odd concept with us all facing screens, typing out our thoughts and opinions, but one thing we shouldn't forget is that commen
PE: Learning to paint with deviantArtA lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.PE: Learning to paint with deviantArt by =jane-beata
Improve your drawings & sketches
Improve your watercolor painting
PE: The power of contextA picture is indeed "worth a thousand words", a complex idea can be conveyed with a single still image. This quote also characterizes one of the main goals of visualizations, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly. In our perception of artworks we see every day, some get closer to our hearts than others. Imagine a painting, strong and powerful, technique showing an experienced, steady hand, needing nothing but a pair of eyes to enter one's sensitive soul. Are you satisfied with what you see? I wouldn't count on that, but I would be quite sure that after a while your head fills with numerous questions.PE: The power of context by =jane-beata
On the contrary, your favorite artist publishes their recent work and you, as always, immediately love it. If, however, you would allow your mind a little exercise, you could clearly see that if this work was shown to you at random, under different circumstances and you would not know the author, hardly would it catch your interest for a second.
GratitudeGratitude by $techgnotic
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
|The portrait of The Magician for !Violet-steel: In process (sketching)|
"Be our river deity" a.k.a. "The NEWkin" (painting traditionally): In process
Half of the trade with =Zhauq (Coco and Coca): Coming soon
"Rayman vs. Reflux" for ~chaosgods: Coming soon
Tutorial ("The Guide to Drawing Teensies"): Temporarily paused
| The GIMP - [link] , its fork Gimp Painter [link] [link] / , Gimp Paint Studio addon pack - [link] , some GIMP screentones - [link] |
Finally, KRITA: [link]
SmoothDraw (+ screentone effect a.k.a. "dab"!) - [link]
MyPaint - [link]
mtPaint (pixeling, icons) - [link]
Autodesk Sketchbook Copic Edition (Copic markers emulating) - [link]
Quaquarelle (may be picky about the graphics card!) - [link]
Phierha and Pixia (for kicks and giggles. I still can't fully get the interface! -_-") - [link]
OpenCanvas, the very first free edition (just in case) - [link]
AZ Painter and AZDrawing, also just in case: [link]