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Tutorial about drawing clouds

Drawing a Sky with Clouds in just 
This is a very specific list of the materials that I use. Substitutions can certainly be used. Experimentation and adjustments are expected to customize these techniques to your style of drawing.

Pencils: F , 2H and 3H
A Kleenex,Tortillion or a Q-tips and Fine brush (for blending)
Kneaded eraser , Blu-Tack and Normal eraser 
I use a loose-hold hand position when creating the cross-hatching. I find the just weight of the pencil on the paper will create pencil strokes that are light and consistent.

I cross-hatch 3 layers of graphite onto my paper using the F pencil. The first layer is placed horizontal on the surface, the next two layers are diagonal.

Using a kleenex around my
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How to Paint With Acrylics

Hello, I'm GeorgeXVII my passion is the traditional art and in this journal  I will let you a list of painting supplies and some tips that can help you . 
Some are things I learned myself and some are helpful tips that other artists have given me or I find them on internet. 

To start an acrylic painting you need basically three things:
- Painting supplies
- Some tips / advices
-Great ideas

:star: Acrylic Painting Supplies:
Gather your painting supplies in a well-lit area. You’ll need:

Acrylic Paint. Get the best quality paint you can afford.
Aim for artist quality, not student quality. The student quality hues have more fillers, and respond less efficiently to color and media mixing. You don’t need many colors; a limited palette of basic colors is great for starters. To start with a very limited palette, you can get f
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How to draw hair strands
Hello everyone , 
I've planned to make a little tutorial where I want to show you some advices/tips that will help you to draw ''realistic'' hair .
This tutorial is done because some deviants requested me to show how I draw hair and what tools I use when I start to draw my ''HairStyle Study''.
When you start drawing the most important form my point of view are the details , source of light and constrats.
Are much more factors but these 3 are very importants if we want to have a great human hair drawing. 


:bulletgreen: Pencils: 2B , 6B , 7B and a Mechanical 3B Pencil.
:bulletgreen: Erasers: Normal Eraser and Kneaded Eraser.
*Normal Eraser: I've used a cuter to cut it and make it thin so it can erase very thin areas that resemble hair strands.
:bulletgreen: For Blending: Fine brush and a Q-Tips.
Let's start :
When I start to draw I
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Stock Rules,Commissions,Print Use.
General cleanup of wording on a few things. 07/05/2017
Free Use
1.Credit and notification
If you use my stock you MUST Credit me, If you use the following it will appear in my messages.

:devNull-Entity :  Null-Entity
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Don't know how to do is how.
If you are posting your work on other sites (FB/Tumblr) etc then you MUST Link/Notify me, And credit on the piece/in it's description.


You are welcome to use my stock in almost any medium it helps in, be it drawing/painting/3D etc,
However slight edits/colour ov
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Female Waist Tutorial by wandaluvstacos Female Waist Tutorial :iconwandaluvstacos:wandaluvstacos 1,537 47 Lettering Tutorial by Zombiesmile Lettering Tutorial :iconzombiesmile:Zombiesmile 6,407 230 Ride the Lightning 4 by Hithorys Ride the Lightning 4 :iconhithorys:Hithorys 8 2 Hair Coloring Tutorial by LauraHollingsworth Hair Coloring Tutorial :iconlaurahollingsworth:LauraHollingsworth 12,126 382 the all expansive 'asian' eye drawing guidei by CateTrippy the all expansive 'asian' eye drawing guidei :iconcatetrippy:CateTrippy 61 3 ART STUDY-DUMP 02 by FOERVRAENGD ART STUDY-DUMP 02 :iconfoervraengd:FOERVRAENGD 6,442 113
Moving deviations works in groups!
A couple of weeks ago, deviantART changed its group layout so that no one could move gallery deviations or even delete them.  Seeing this, I freaked out and made plans on what to do about it.  But I also happened to be on vacation with very limited Internet time and even more limited Wi-Fi.  So when deviantART fixed the bug, I was not there to see it.  But I'm back from vacation and have plenty of online time for you all!
Thank you to everyone who replied to my group blogs with comments and helpful suggestions!  All your advice made it very easy to figure out how to move group deviations.  I will be posting more information on each individual group (Disney HeroinesComic Underground, and Love Sees No Gender).
- S.
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News about managing deviations in group's galleries (and personal galleries as well) - it IS possible!
When being in the gallery folder, click the "Edit Folder" button on top-right part, and then chose "Edit deviations". You can now manage deviations as it was before. La la la la
:star:IN GROUPS :
1. GO to the gallery , press EDIT FOLDER
2. EDIT DEVIATIONS . manage your deviations and press DONE.
1. Go to your gallery , press EDIT PAGE .
2. Manage your deviations and when you're done ... press DONE ! :eager:
Thanks to Kitteh-Pawz , UszatyArbuz and lucytherescuedcat who spread the news. High-five!
Would be nice if the staff will post a journal about this changes . It would save nerves of deviants and additional work for the HELPDESK(staff) with the bug reports/notes .
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Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships by DirkLoechel Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships :icondirkloechel:DirkLoechel 35,348 8,555
Worldbuilding and Your Writing
It's probably one of the most basic tasks of writing.  Some of us take our time and carefully plan and plot every aspect of the world we're writing in.  Others figure out the basics and jump right into the story.  Like most aspects of writing, it comes down to what's comfortable for you, as a writer.  But, if you're writing prose, you have to do a little bit of worldbuilding.
What is Worldbuilding?
Seems like the question of the hour.  Everyone's talking about it.  Some writers are making a big deal about it, while others say they don't do any at all.  Worldbuilding is as simple as creating the world in which you're writing.  How much worldbuilding you do is up to you.
How much should I build?
Remember, that no matter what, you'll always know more about your world than you'll ever write.  It's not a bad thing; in fact, it should make your story stronger.  The amount of building you do depends on the typ
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5 Tips for Revolutionary Writers
5 Tips for Revolutionary Writers
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 7 “Career Writers”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Each of us has revolutionary ideals within us—we believe in certain morals, values, causes, and beliefs that we would like to see in the world. And these ideals that we have will affect everything from which characters of which ideals play the antagonistic or protagonist role, to the natural consequences of actions. Not to say that we are all trying to topple a class-based system of oppression; but something as simple as illustrating that being nice to others is a good thing is a message and a call for revolution in itself. Today, I'm going to talk about how to empower this tendency in writers, while directing the tendency to support the overarching story, without
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5 Steps for Effectively Critiquing a Story
5 Steps for Effectively Critiquing a Story
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 8 “Editing Your Novel” – Section 1 “Effective Criticism”
With Links to Supplementary Material
I've discussed some tips for editing—both your own work and the work of others. Today, I'm going to start an ongoing series in partnership with 1deathgod to demonstrate effective strategies for editing a manuscript, which we will continue through the course of many drafts. Please keep in mind that I have requested that all of her excerpts start in their roughest form and that she only make the edits that I recommend, for the sole purpose of this demonstration. Left to her own devices, she would have doubtlessly pursued many more improvements but has chosen to leave her excerpt in a raw form for the sake of this tutorial.
Step 1: Read some of the
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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States

To bastardize a line by Lloyd Bridges from the hilarious movie Airplane, "I picked the wrong time to start a Funk Free Weekend". Every possible obstacle that could come up, did. It's just the usual crap life throws at you when you think you have every base covered.


The good news is: several people have sent notes about ordering portraits for hard currency. :woohoo: And I got 10 points in my donation pool!


My weekend isn't over; but I think my case of the blues is on life support. Some times I forget how little encouragement it takes for me to find my optimism again. :highfive:

  • Listening to: some encouraging words
  • Reading: for pleasure
  • Watching: squirrels celebrate my happiness
  • Playing: the role of chuck daws
  • Eating: all my veggies
  • Drinking: apple juice


chuckdaws has started a donation pool!
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I'd like to get a 3 month membership. :woohoo:

If you like my work, and you feel you can afford to show your appreciation, then give whatever you can. New work will be added every weekend. :squee:

Only the most recent donor will be visible. This is to show appreciation for your gift while minimizing the chances of my donors becoming targets for others who troll for points.:|

I will never go to your page and ask for points. Please do me the same courtesy. Thanks :)

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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :iconballoonsplz:
SavvyRed Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :iconlgbtplz:
Merbear-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the watch
MajesticStock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
thanks for the watch :D
Angelic-Obscura Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch! We hope you find our stock useful!
inferno-sensus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for watching my work
Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :+fav: my contest ! :iconpinklilyplz:
chuckdaws Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :iconcheerplz:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke for faving ^^
Fantasynerd Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the favourite.
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