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Though Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) now dominates the vast majority of animated movies being made, there is still something very appealing about a hand drawn image. Drawing by hand takes a great degree of skill and technique. There are so many mediums that can be utilized when drawing by hand, yet many people are only familiar with pencil art. One of the more popular alternatives to pencil is pen ink. Another great medium for drawing is colored pencils. Related:  art

Add Dynamic Lighting to a Flat Photograph In this tutorial, I will show you how to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph. It's very easy and fast! Go from flat photo to a uniquely lit style. Editor's note: This tutorial was originally published on Psdtuts in March of 2008. For this tutorial, we'll need two photos that I took. First of all, my apologies for this step. Anyway, just use the Patch Tool (J) to remove the car and the Clone Stamp Tool (S) to recreate the pattern of the bricks where it used to be. If you've never used the Patch Tool, there are a couple of ways to use it. Once the van has been removed, apply Filter > Render > Lighting Effects to make the light come from the top right. With the tool that you prefer, create a selection of the part that you want to hide. Duplicate the background layer, desaturate it with Ctrl+Shift+U, apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with 4-pixel Radius, and set the Blending Mode for the layer to Overlay. Now we need a photo with clouds and the rays of the sun coming from the right.

Monster Art & Design We've posted some cool t-shirt designs by French artist Vincent Bocognani aka vintz before. Here is an imaginative series of illustrations about monsters. Lumberjack Searching For The Yeti Wrong Way Escape From Hell Pyrus Carnivorus Forest Factory Displace filter with vector effects After one month traveling I’m back and trying to get back to my routine. First of all, I’d like to thank all comments and emails about the blog and the tutorials. Now talking about Photoshop, I started using the new CS3 programs on my mac and I have to say, they are really faster, and I can finally use the Illustrator more often. On this article I created a design inspired by the work of Nik Ainley. He’s one of my favorite Photoshop Masters and his work is really impressive. For this design I used the Displace filter in Photoshop, I think it’s one of the most obscure filters because most the majority of users don’t know how to use it, and that includes me, lol. 1 - Create a new document and in the layer style create a gradient. 2 - Select a person to use: I used a nice photo taken by John Arlington for the Udox website. 3 - Add a Diffuse Glow: Go to Filters>Distort>Diffuse Glow 4 - Exploding the guy: Use the displace filter to explode the guy. Download the Photoshop File

The Art of Negative Space. on the Behance Network Sign Up Log In The Art of Negative Space. Project Featured On: Behance.net — 7/13/2011 Wacom Gallery — 12/8/2013 Tang Yau Hoong Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Follow Following Unfollow Message Add to Collection Tools Used Tools Adobe Photoshop View Gallery → Download Now → Adobe Illustrator Wacom Bamboo Tablet Watercolor Calligraphy Pen Paint Marker/Pen About About Selected designs and illustrations employing negative space by Tang Yau Hoong. www.TangYauHoong.com Published: April 26, 2011 The Art of Negative Space Selected illustrations employing negative space by Tang Yau Hoong Get connected with Tang Yau Hoong on: Website / Shop / Facebook / Instagram / Tumblr / Flickr / Twitter / Pinterest In Nostalgic Mood. Coexistence. Beware of Those Hands. Day vs. Sky Aperture. Moustacheville. In Flying Colours. The Haunting Hand Sky Invader. Ernest Hemingway Erotic Literature Spock in the Spork Eye on the City. Little Red Riding Hood. Eco-Friendly. Found Anything Yet? Sound of Nature: Piano. Feather of Life. Home. Lost Memory. Tags

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet - Honestly WTF - StumbleUpon It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF)

Creating an HDR-like Image From a Single RAW File in Lightroom A Post By: Post Production Pye Introduction If you have been anywhere near the photography world in the past couple years, I am sure you have heard of HDR by now as there have been countless tutorials floating around on how to create HDR images using 3 bracketed exposures in programs like Photomatix and Photoshop. This tutorial will teach you how correct and produce a single RAW image into an HDR-like masterpiece using only Lightroom! Image is provided courtesy of Lin and Jirsa Photography. Shooting the Image Before we get into the actual post production steps, let me quickly give you a background of the image and how it was shot. What you see below is the RAW file directly from a Canon 5D Mark II. When you are getting used to this process, it is wise to take a few different shots of your scene at different levels of exposure in order to get the hang of just what level of exposure you need. Image Metadata (Canon 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm F/4L USM @ 40mm, 10 seconds, F/11, ISO 100)

Guides and References to Drawing Animated Facial Expressions | Maca is Rambling digg Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication – according to Wikipedia. I couldn’t agree more. It is perhaps one of the most important aspects of creating/drawing your own character. I know that each character cracks a unique face for each emotion depending on his/her aura and attitude so here I’ve gathered the most helpful guides (in DeviantArt) to practicing drawing facial expressions in general: Fun With Facial Expressions by what-i-do-is-secret Ever wonder how emoticons would actually look on your character’s face? Emotions and Facial Expression by Cedarseed This tutorial explains each facial expression in great detail. Lackadaisy Expressions by tracyjb Not only very educational, this tutorial is also fun to read with tracyjb’s awesome drawing style (that is, with anthromorphic characters). Expression Tutorial by alexds1 It shows how different angles and perspectives of the face affect the emotion a character conveys as well as other minute details. About maca

How to create an amazing explosion photoshop tutorial In this tutorial we will learn how to create an amazing fire explosion with just a simple steps. Watching an episode of MythBusters I wanted to recreate a large explosion that appeared in the show. After experimenting I found a really simple technique but the final effect is great. Before We Get Started For this tutorial you are going to need 4 cloud photos and your main image. Cloud 1 Cloud 2 Cloud 3 Dark Cloud Main Image Step 1 Setting up the Document We will start opening the jumping image; you don’t need to modify the image size. Step 2 Extracting the Background Double -click on the “Background” layer to make it editable. We will use two techniques: a ) To select the people we will use Pen Tool to create a path. b) For selecting the grass we use the channels technique. Remove the background of a complex image (extracting hair) Step 7 Dark Cloud

Artist Silvia Pelissero - watercolor paintings Posted on August 16, 2011 in Illustration If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (12 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5) Loading ... So... Check this out on our Partner Network Shakespeare Insult Kit Shakespeare Insult Kit Since 1996, the origin of this kit was listed as anonymous. It came to me on a piece of paper in the 90's with no attribution, and I thought it would make a cool web page. Though I searched for the origin, I could never find it. In 2014, Lara M informed found the originating author. Combine one word from each of the three columns below, prefaced with "Thou": My additions: cullionly whoreson knave fusty malmsey-nosed blind-worm caluminous rampallian popinjay wimpled lily-livered scullian burly-boned scurvy-valiant jolt-head misbegotten brazen-faced malcontent odiferous unwash'd devil-monk poisonous bunch-back'd toad fishified leaden-footed rascal Wart-necked muddy-mettled Basket-Cockle pigeon-liver'd scale-sided Back to the insulter. Chris Seidel

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