Special Tutorial Feature - Lights and ShadowsOk, so I realise yuchenghong is possibly one of the most popular artists here on dA (with good reason), and this tutorial already has garnered quite a lot of views, but I NEED to write about this in the hopes that anyone who may not have seen it - well, gets to see it.LornaKelleherArt
Lights and shadows (and colour) are definitely serious issues that I have when it comes to my art, and especially with Photoshop; there are so many options - brushes, brush modes, layer modes - and so on, that it becomes incredibly overwhelming and I haven't a clue where to start. I've read books, I've looked at people's WIPs/progress pictures with explanations, even videos to try and help me out on this one; although they've helped to some degree - this is the tutorial that has finally made it actually all click in my brain. I GET it now.
I highly, HIGHLY, recommend anyone and everyone to purchase this tutorial (beginners and professionals alike, because it can't hurt to refresh yourself, as well as maybe discoveri
Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at ArtI often get asked how to get better at drawing and painting. While the main answer is practice there are a lot of fantastic resources that will make the journey far easier; below is a list of the ones I have personally found most useful. Some are free and some are paid, if you want the paid ones please actually buy them and support the hard-working artists that spend their valuable time providing quality education.Andantonius
Also this is enough material to last you for, literally, years, so get one at a time, study it in detail, then once you're thoroughly finished move on to the next one. Reading a book or watching a dvd doesn't make you better. What makes you better is ingesting the information slowly, pondering and truly understanding it, and then applying it with diligent practice over a long period of time.
So without further ado, here is my...
EPIC RESOURCES LIST!!!
Proko - This is probably the best education on the internet. Check out all his free youtube
Feature: Colours Decided to put together a feature from my thread. Some of these are also deviations that deserve a lot more attention. Sorry I couldn't showcase everyone!K-Koji
this journal would get these artists more exposure.
Spring by BunnyValtir]Danchu by Riftress
the land of beginnings by kuri-hime Draw My OCs' Contest entry by toscafroggie
Sketch Commissions for 200 PointsI want to raise some points so I will have two slots to do some sketches. My specialty is MLP but I will draw anything as long as it's not too sexual or violent. Examples of my sketches are:
Please be specific with your requests. If not I will be free to do as I please. This is a first come first serve situation and those who wants a sketch please note me first before the exchange of points. I will be upset otherwise. This journal will be closed once I get two slots filled. Thank you.