It's our bday again...like each year, lol. Now we're 22. I must say I definitely feel one year older lol. Thank you soooo much to all your wishes. Just give me few minutes to reply on them, hahaha. And we wish bday to our mom also, which she have tomorrow!!! Also to our uncle who have bday one day after our mom...and to our other uncle who have bday after first uncle, lol. HAPPY BDAY TO EVERYONE!!!
And each year I make something special for our bday, so this year I'm posting wallpaper pack which I promised to upload a while ago. It's not Noctis this year, sorry...haha. Enjoy these wallpapers. Click on image below if you want to download them.
And I want to thank to every single person who voted for my drawings for AC contest. Thank you so much...you're the best. You can check their works in the feature here. If you want you can vote for designs. For Ignite Revolution you can vote here and for Arno Dorian you can vote here. Thank you.
Man, I posted so many stuff this month that I feel like spamming, lol. And sorry to everyone who tried to enter on our official site...well, it's not working these days, so we try to solve that problem. I hope it'll be fixed soon. And I posted some cool drawings in the feature. Enjoy.
Aww...I hope I don't annoy you or anything. Well, recently I posted a t-shirt design for new Assassin's Creed Unity contest and now it's available for voting... I would reeeeeeeeeeeeeally appreciate if you would take some time to vote for my design here (it's from my drawing below...man it's long in this journal, haha). Because I want to show my appreciation I'll feature you in this journal...just tell me here, or under my drawing if you voted so I'll know to feature you. Thank you again. There will also be my other drawing Arno Dorian in the contest a little later, so if you would like to, you can vote for it too. Again... you can vote for the design here. You can also tell your friends, share this...or anything. Any help is very appreciated. Thank you.
EDIT: Thank you so much for everyone who voted for my first design. You're the best... now the second design from my Arno Dorian drawing is also available for voting, so you can vote for it here if you want. Thank you.
I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
Above you can see small introduction into Blur Gallery in new Photoshop CC. Photoshop CS6 also have few blur options as new CC, but in CC there are even more blur effects... and of course options. Tilt-Shift option you can find in CC and CS6...and I'll explain it in this tutorial.
I decided to show Tilt-Shift blur using my logo... I really like this blur because it imitates camera "focus" (like in macro photography) pretty well. I use it when I need to make focus differences like in this example above or in my drawings. On Image 1 I added my logo on new layer. So it was separated from grey background. I went to Filter/ Blur Gallery/ Tilt-Shift for this blur (in CS6 you probably have this blur under Blur menu).
When the Blur menu will show then you'll see it like on Image 2. You can move and rotate the blur lines... on Image 3 I described that process. In the middle you can see small circle. If you move line in the circle left or right you will change Blur radius/ strength. Un-blurred part will be to the first line (full line...not striped line). From the full to the striped line you'll have fading part. From the 0% of blur and to the blur % which you set. You can move and rotate it under angles/ length which you wish. Below striped part you'll have fully blurred image.
And when I applied blur effect to the logo I usually edit it a bit, so that it would look like it was photographed on a flat surface. I add dark gradients with Gradient tool and I use Multiply layer mode. Lighter parts I add with white color on Overlay layer mode. For the end I add a little bit of noise (under Filter/ Noise/ Add Noise...). You can see that on Image 4. The end result you can see on Image 5.
CUSTOMIZING BRUSH 2
And here is another part of brush customization. First part you were able to read in my previous tutorial here. On the first part on the image above you can edit you brush Scattering. That comes pretty useful if you try to make a brush for the stars, leaves, textures...and so on. So your brush will be scattered across your canvas. You can also edit Scatter Count if you wish to have more density.
On the second part on the image you can edit Texture. You can add texture on your brush if you wish...you can edit textures when you click on Image at the top of the tool. You can also import your own texture.
And on the last part of the image you can add Dual brush. For example...when you edit your own brush add all effects which you wanted and then if you want shape, texture...or something else...you can add second brush. So your brush will be combined with other one.
I add Lens Flare Effect on my drawings a lot. Usually when there's strong light...and on landscapes. I used one of my drawings above so I demonstrated that effect. Go to Filter/ Render/ Lens Flare... There you'll see 4 different effects which you can apply. First one is 50-300mm Zoom. I use this one the most. It's not too bright and it have more colors. When I add Lens Flares I usually put Opacity around 50-60% so that it won't be too bright. Second one is 35mm Prime. It's similar as first one, only that it doesn't have "rainbow" like flare and it's brighter. Third one is 105mm Prime. I never use this one...well, it's really bright and you can hardly see lens flares in this one. The last one is Movie Prime. This is the second flare which I use the most. It have sharp horizontal and tilted lines and it's not too bright. You'll see small + sign on the center and move it to the side of image where you want to apply effect.
In the latest finished image above I used 50-300mm Zoom and Movie Prime Lens Flare. I usually have more layers when I add effects like these, so I erase some parts which I don't need.
Mask tool 1
Mask tool 2
Mask tool 3
MASK TOOL - LAYER MASK
Next lesson is using Mask tool (Also Layer Mask). You can use it when you erase a lot... and when you mess up something then you realise that you can't use Undo that much. On Mask layer you can erase and redraw the same image. You can use only 2 colors there...black and white. With white color you can redraw the image. If you use black color then Brush will act like an eraser. You'll erase your image then. I explained that on Image 1. When you wish to use Mask layer on selected layer, then click on icon below, as I showed on image. A new white layer will appear next to the layer image.
I decided to move angel a little left. So I used mask tool and erased all parts around her which I didn't need. See that on Image 2. Striped lines are marking the image...everything around striped lines is erased.
On the last image I simply made some random brush strokes. I used Brush tool and white color on the Mask layer. Everything what's marked with yellow color is erased. You can see that when I used Brush tool that image became visible again...even that I erased it. Click on layer image, next to the Mask layer when you wish to draw or edit original layer.
And we wish our dad happy birthday...yaaaaay. Like past year I decided to paint him a special drawing in the style which he likes and I wasn't able to finish it on time...nuuu (I did the menu for the game). He didn't see the piece yet, but you can see cropped WIP preview below (it's gonna be pretty colorful). And dad...you'll see full piece when I finish it...haha.
And like past year I'll also submit progress video, this time from this painting...sorry I didn't record sketch progress, again xD I don't have much space on my hard drive, so making the sketches take me a long time till I decide if I'll finish the drawing or not. So you'll see recordings from scratch from my other paintings.
Amaranthine Story is the Debut game of Lion Dog Studios. From the mind of David Daniels, Amaranthine Story has been a story written over the course of 10 years encompassing elements of Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Horror, and Drama. Amaranthine Story is the tale of a young man that survives a a traumatic mission in the mountainous desert of Ivendale, and the psychological effects he copes with afterwards.
Artworks which we did for the game you can find in this folder. Follow the project on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Special thank to everyone who showed support for the game on Indiegogo, to everyone who shared info about the game on their sites and here in my previous article where I announced the game.Thank you again. Your help means a lot.
And I decided to put a feature again...yay. After a long time, haha. You can check it below. These are really amazing works by awesome artists, so please check them. You can also support them by faving this article. Thanks for looking.
And as I promised....since Indiegogo campaign ended, now it's time to give away 400 points to 3 lucky people who faved Amaranthine Story article, spread some info about the game, donated...and so on (they were selected completely random...with eyes closed, lol). And 3 lucky winners are mayhigurashe, MirajaneGosh and EnvisArts. Congratulations.
I must also thank to everyone who showed support for the game on Indiegogo, to everyone who shared info about the game on their sites and here in my previous article where I announced the game. Follow the game on Facebook. More info and art done for the game will come soon.
And my profile design has finally changed...after so many years. It became more and more messy, lol. Thanks to SimplySilent now it looks awesome (some cool stuff by her you can check in feature below). She coded my designs perfectly...from widgets to journal skin. I'm still smiling when I see how all buttons work, haha. Now I can entertain myself with them, lol. Old design you can check here (OK, it wasn't like that all the time...I had different journal skin for my journals). Now I just have to change that dA ID, lol. I have it since 2010...and gallery folder designs.
And sorry because I don't post much drawings lately. I had very busy time drawing for the game and a little bit of health issues, so I can't be all time here. But hopefully I'll be able to do more features now, and I hope I'll make some new tutorials. I have been recording one progress video (it's from game Amaranthine Story...from menu art). I still didn't post it here, so you can expect to see some new drawings and videos soon.
Above you can see some new stuff from AmaranthineStory. The whole team works very hard to be able to show you first demo of the game. We're doing character designs and in-game 2D works...characters are being modelled and game director David Daniels is mak-ing this all real. Jay Abbott made my design of Matthias as a 3D model and I must say he made him look amazing. You can support the game by donating something on Indiegogo, spread some word about it or follow the game on Facebook.
I must also thank to everyone who showed support for the game on Indiegogo, to everyone who shared info about the game on their sites and here in my previous article where I announced the game. You can still fav the previous article, and when will camp-aign finish on Indiegogo I will donate points to 3 lucky people who showed us support. More about that you can read in the article. Thank you again. Your help means a lot.
We're gonna be Creative directors | Concept artists for the game Amaranthine Story by David Daniels. These days you were able to see some of the concepts which I uploaded in my gallery (also below). Well...we and the whole team would love to make this game and the project a reality, so we would need your help in making this game possible.
Game director David Daniels launched first INDIEGOGO campaign. At the moment we would need some funding, so that game development will move on and we'll be able to show you bigger progress. More about the game you can read here. Some concept arts and video about the game (Matthias' Story) you can check below. More on Indiegogo.
About the game & Synopsis
Amaranthine Story is the Debut game of Lion Dog Studios. From the mind of David Daniels, it was written over the course of 10 years encompassing elements of Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Horror, and Drama. An elite group of warriors from the Kingdom of Grand Eden are sent on a mission to recover an item that could result in the fall of their kingdom. They quickly discover this mission is a set-up
Matthias Gamble is the only survivor. Suffering from memory loss and plagued by the screams of his dying comrades, a broken Matthias quickly finds himself framed for the deaths of the Royal Family. With the hero prince being the only survivor, Matthias is branded a traitor to the Kingdom and is hunted down by those he swore to protect.
In order to survive, Matthias must challenge his morals, his faith, and his dreams in order to uncover the dark events of his past. Only then can he survive the present and save the future from the coming darkness of World War.
This is a genre-bending fantasy bringing together elements of action, adventure, comedy, romance, fantasy, and horror. Enter the world of Unelma where monsters roam the wild and magic is the sword protecting all life or killing it mercilessly.
A hero is born from the destiny they choose to write.
How can I help?
Any help is more than welcome. Well...you can donate something on the INDIEGOGO...even if it's just 1$ is fine. If you don't have money to donate you can fav this article, you can share something about the game in your journals, Facebook, Twitter...anywhere you want...tell your friends. You can even like Amaranthine Story's Facebook page.
Anyone who donated something, shared info about the game...and so on...will appear on the donor's list below. Because I want to show our appreciation for the donors, you'll also get a feature here...and when the campaign will be over (on August 20) 3 of the donors will get 400 points from us
And here are featured donors, who faved this article, funded the game, shared it...etc. On the buttons below you can also see their featured deviations. And when the campaign is finished I'll randomly select 3 people who will get 400.. please fav the article, so I'll have you on the list. Thanks
P.S...if you already donated something and you can't see yourself on the list, then please tell me, so I'll add you here (and tell me how you supported the project...by faving the article, donating...)
And here are featured donors, who faved Amaranthine Story...needs help article, funded the game, shared it...etc. Below you can also see featured deviations. And when the campaign is finished I'll randomly select 3 people who will get 400. Thanks for the support, it means a lot.
P.S...if you already donated something and you can't see yourself on the list, then please tell me, so I'll add you here (and tell me how you supported the project...by faving the article, donating...)
I got another DD ...it's the 8th one I believe. I got it from my Jarrett Rowe design (pic above)...I never expected that he would get a DD. I'm really thankful to psoty for suggesting it and Shue13 for featuring it. Thaaanks And as a "thank you" to both of you I did a small feature of your works... haha And thanks to everyone for all the faves, comments and watches. I really appreciate that P.S...I'll maybe reply on all comments a little later cuz I have to draw a cover for my calendar (for college). Yesterday I drew it whooole day (literary) and it's not even half done
Digital Art Masters: Vol 9 & Wallpaper
I also put a new pic for download as a HD wallpaper (pic above...right one)...I'll also submit a wallpaper pack a little later with more pics in HD wallpaper resolution, so you'll be able to put them as a background. You'll just have to wait a bit more for that Anyway, enjoy... I can happily announce that Digital Art Masters: Volume 9 by3dtotal is available for pre-order. I also did a tutorial on how I drew my painting Forest Spirits (edited one...but it's also a whole progress of pic which you can see in my gallery). I also explained which brushes I used and where you can get them…so it’s really detailed. In gallery section you can see my painting Dreams. If you want to buy it or check the preview of the book then follow this link. First 200 pre-orders will also get a free art print.
I can happily announce that Digital Art Masters: Volume 9 by3dtotal is available for pre-order. I also did a tutorial on how I drew my painting Forest Spirits (edited one...but it's also a whole progress of pic which you can see in my gallery). I also explained which brushes I used and where you can get them…so it’s really detailed. In gallery section you can see my painting Dreams. If you want to buy it or check the preview of the book then follow this link. First 200 pre-orders will also get a free art print.
Digital Art Masters has long been supporting the up-and-coming talent in the digital art industry, showcasing their work to a global audience and helping to bring them the recognition they richly deserve. In the ninth volume of this ground-breaking series, 50 more artists bring their imagination and talent to such topics as characters, scenes, sci-fi, fantasy and cartoons, resulting in a book that is filled to the brim with beautiful images and words of wisdom. With a mixture of veterans and newcomers, Digital Art Masters: Volume 9 provides the perfect cross-section of the best artwork the industry can offer, and is sure to leave you fired up with inspiration, ready to create masterpieces of your very own.
Today I also put a new pic for download as a HD wallpaper (pic above)...I'll also submit a wallpaper pack a little later with more pics in HD wallpaper resolution, so you'll be able to put them as a background. You'll just have to wait a bit more for that Anyway, enjoy...
I decided to write a FAQ on my Tumblr here... so if you have any questions on how we do our art, about technique, tools...and even totally random questions...you can ask us here. Some questions I'll also post on Tumblr if they get asked many times Some Questions and Answers I already wrote there. I'll also answer on questions here if I don't put them on Tumblr...so everyone will got an answer...yay for that
And here's my new painting for you. Sorry cuz I don't upload stuff into my gallery more regularly...I have to draw paintings for college, so I barely find some time to do my personal stuff. But I hope you'll still enjoy this piece
And the video progress of my painting Black Swan (you can see it below) is finally uploaded (yesterday I uploaded it for like 3.5 hours...I thought that I'll went nuts ). But it's finally on our YouTube so you can check the video below or on this link This video is 10 times faster than actual speed and it's 1 hour and 46 minutes long. If you have patience to watch it from beginning till the end I'll worship and bow to you And it lasted few days till I uploaded this...I tried to make a song...eh.. Some parts I had to play even on my keyboard cuz I was to lazy to take my keyboard/electric piano which was in my neeeeeeext roooooom. Hahaha. Fail... anyway, at least it's not soundless video Well...you'll see how many layers I use... and I use duplicate option a lot, haha If you'll have any questions, feel free to ask... I don't bite
And I have to apologize if some of you tried to check our official site these days, but we were moving our site to different hosting, so it didn't work for few days. But now it's fine
And TheSleepingGods wrote a short story based on my character Ari (on the pic above). You can read it here:
Talented stitched drawing below which I drew for her few months ago. She does really amazing realistic cross stitches which you can see for yourself. I'm really happy when I'm able to see one of my works stitched like that She also stitched one of my older paintings which you can also see below. She deserves more attention...if you like these works feel free to check her gallery (she have a lot of AC stitches there...haha )
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...I'm gonna pull my all hair out An hour ago I tried to submit my painting on dA, and at first the pic wasn't visible at all...just the content. I tried to change it, but it didn't work... later I deleted it. When I checked my gallery pic was still VISIBLE in my gallery...even that it was deleted... whaaaaaaaaaaaat On my profile it didn't show it at all...
I tried to post in and delete it several times...I even uploaded it with Stash...it didn't work. Later I checked my photo account if pic get's submitted at all... and guess what... no one didn't get the pic. Like that I didn't submit it at all
And I thought that my dA is finally gonna work...I guess not I'll try tomorrow again... if that won't work... then I don't know when you'll be able to see my works Did any of you noticed problem like that...?! Wait...why I submitted journal at the first place...no one can get that either...nuuuuu
Alright...now I checked my photo account and I can finally see my journal in the inbox and for deviations it says "This Deviation is no longer available"... so it finally works now... phew
Alright... I'm so interested how many people here are AC fans...haha. My sis is so obsessed with it, so are you one of fellow deviant who enjoys to play these series. The last one is Black Flag...cuz my sis played it these days, I was inspired to paint this fan art below (so I hope I didn't let all AC fans down...enjoy the pic) Man...I have even unfinished Connor and Edward Kenway...I have no idea when I'll finish these two.
Anyway...which of the series you like the best (if you played more of them). We played AC3 like 10 times all over again...haha. I'm really curious where next AC is gonna be. And for those who didn't play AC series... did you ever play one game for many times all over again...or are you obsessed with one (or more...no limitations here...haha) game character?
And I have one poll for you (Oh my...I didn't post these a loooong time ) Let me know...what do you more prefer...Fan art VS Original art.
WIPs and sketches from this painting above you can see on our Tumblr here.
As I promised yesterday, here's the feature (which I didn't make for far too long )
I featured some amazing character and environment pieces by great artists all around dA. If you like these works, then fav them... and you can also fav this article and help these artists, so they can get more attention. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this feature
Hiiiiii everyone...I'm back again...after many months Sorry cuz I wasn't so active lately, but I had exams, exhibition and I had to do many things for the college, so I literary didn't have any free time to do other things. I have more than 30 unfinished paintings, so I hope I'll be able to finish some of them soon... otherwise, I hope if you'll be satesfied if I'll upload some of my old stuff here...haha Better something than nothing.
Some of my WIPs and things which I do now you can check on my Twitter and Tumblr. I'm a little more active there lately. I'm painting Link, Assassin's Creed fan arts, personal stuff, Final Fantasy fan arts and others. There you can also check my traditional sketches And I hope I'll be able to do journal features again...and journal tutorials. I didn't do that in a while
I'm also showing my work which I did last year for (image below). It's charity organization and all profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times.You can order their artbook here. Previews and other info about them and the book you can check on their group.
Hiiiiii to everyone...after a long time Sorry cuz I'm not so active here, but I have so many things to do right now, so I don't have any free time to draw or be here... but anyway. This (above) is illustration which I did for novel cover called Dream Storm Sea by A.E. Marling (you can purchase Kindle edition here).
I also posted WIPs and details from this drawing on my Tumblr, so you can check these here. But yea...I'm more active on my Twitter and Tumblr, so if I don't answer to your comments or notes here so quickly, then you'll know that I'm busy. I'll answer them when I get more time, so don't be sad
And I wish you all happy holidays. I hope you spent wonderful Christmas, and that this New Year will be even better I wish you all the best in the next year Now lets parteeeeeeeeeeh
Firstly, I'm sorry cuz I'm not so active here...I was sick for more weeks and college is just killing me (count other projects here also ). Anyway if you're from Slovenia there's gonna be Makkon event this year also. It's gonna be in Kino Šiška, on 14 December 2013. More about event you can read on their site here and program you can check here. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome...see you there
And I'm honoured to be part of Makkon event this year also, so, on the poster you can see my newest painting BATTLEFIELD (pic below)...below you can see also my last year poster drawing. Poster design (above) done by DaeStock and Evoli-chan.
is open for pre-orders for their charity artbook which you can see above. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times. More about pre-ordering and about the book you can check on their article here. And you can PRE-ORDER book HERE. (in the book you can also find my drawing below...on the picture is just the small preview). And they also created event on Facebook, here...so hopefully you can also invite all your friends to this event!
Book is 19 X 23cm big and there's over 140 pages with over 98 artists participating from all over the world. It's only $45USD. You also get Pre Order Goodies. There's also Mini Tutorial/walkthrough on digital painting and it's Softcase bound Book. ♦ FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!