Welcome to Resourcefully Yours "Show and Tell". A bi-weekly Article concentrating on the exposure of the Resource gallery for the true Treasure Trove that it is.
"Show and Tell" will give you an insight to the large and diverse selection of the fabulous Resources that have been made available to us by our dedicated Resource providers here on devaintART.To do this I have set up a small teams of "Resource Hunters" to go out into gallery to hunt and play with resources and applications they would not normally use by encouraging them to step out of their "safe/comfort zone" and try something new. Below you will see what my nifty team has come up with and what they had to say about their newly discovered Treasures.
Presenting my fabulous team of "Resource Hunters" for this time.
Okay this time for the Resourcefully Yours // Show and Tell, I decided to really go out of the casual way I work. I have never made emoticons in my life so chose these for the challenge.
I looked for resources that would help me do what I wanted which also involved a lot of reading as well.One afternoon I was talking to !ki-liana and she wondered why there weren't any emoticons on dA about two girls being cute with each other, at first this was meant to be a girls hug but I wanted to make it much more than that,so my boy and I started thinking what about a girl giving a flower to another girl, so my concept all started from there. and here it is.
I decided it to name it A girl thing because there are things between girls that only they understand
Give a clap for the resources that helped me create this emoticon
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I have always wanted to try pixel art. I like it very much and sometimes even love how many details you can add on such a tiny canvas. I have seen a lot of awesome pixel art here in the galleries, but had to look up what the difference was between the isometric and non-isometric ones were. Same for general stuff.
Seeing pixel art always reminds me of those good old games like "Secret of Mana"
Inspired by artists such as `IdaLarsenArt I wanted to give combining photomanip and digital painting a go - to get that lovely sleek look a lot of fantasy artists use. And it just so happens I had a particular theme in mind so when Znow asked me to do this it was great timing!
I am in the process of writing some things at the moment, revolving around Emma who is a Fire Elemental. She uses a large smokey quartz cabachon pendant as an energy focus, which burns a bright golden orange when being used. Heavily influenced by an heirloom pendant my Grandmother left me, which is so heavy it makes my neck ache when I wear it
As soon as Windswept VI by `fetishfaerie-stock dropped into my watch box I was like 'OMG THAT'S SO EMMA' so the next step was to build the story around her.
The stock image was a little grainy after colour correction so I used the method
outlined hereAirbrushing Skin Tutorial by ~Helly-stock (kind of - I may have adlibbed ) and worked into it afterwards with painting to get back the detail. I also painted the eyes in, the lips, the hair and the pendant.
I tried painting in her tattoo but nothing I did was quite right but the resources gallery
saved me with this brush pack Swirls and Seeds by ~melemelI used them on a low opacity and burned/dodged them to get it to fit the skin shape.
After I'd fitted the flaming background Infernal Decandence 49 by ~LadyDeath666around the model,
I used methods shown in my tutorial Texture Tutorial by `pendlestock to overlay the flames OVER the model to make it feel like she was being enveloped by them. I used the 'overlay' layer blending mode.
I really enjoyed doing it so thankyou for the opportunity
I would like to thank my fabulous team of Resource Hunters for playing along with "Show and Tell" for this time, and of course not forgetting the Resource providers that never cease to amaze us with their generosity for providing us with the best Resources anyone could ask for.
As always,please respect the guidelines for usage laid out by each Resource provider.
If you are interested in joining my team of "Resource Hunters" you are all welcome to join in , just drop me a note.
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