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Welcome to everybody!
This group is about finding and collecting the most amazing and beautiful digital artworks you have ever seen on DeviantArt and helping each other improve. Hope you like this group! :blowkiss:
Read the rules below!

:bulletpink: Please, post manga or anime art in the Manga digital art folder! Admins spend a lotof time arranging folder's stuff, so please consider reading folders names.
:bulletblack: We prefer to see in our gallery digital art which unfortunately remains unseen or undiscovered on DA. We want to help Deviants.
:bulletpink: Please be polite, submit in the right folder and feel free to justify your opinion about artworks in our journals!
:bulletblack: If you want to join, just comment bellow and I'll send you and invite.
:bulletpink: Have fun and enjoy here! We hope we can help as deviants as possible.
:bulletblack: If your artwork is based in a photo, or in other artwork, please show the reference or tell it.

This community was created for those who feel unknown, unseen, anonymous, forgotten on DeviantArt, we want to see your artworks and help you get more exposure. We are a good group looking for art without discriminating beginners. We also want to give them an opportunity to improve! :)
So spread the influence of the group! :dance: We accept us all! But we are not magicians, so:
The main way to succes on DeviantArt is easy: to work hard, to submit honest original art (not stolen or copied), to be part of many groups you find interesting, and to comment very often! That's the easiest way to get known here (it is easy but no speed!)
Good luck! ;)
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Hello to all!:iconsparklingpinkloveplz:

I think this is basic knowledge very useful for digital artists, so I decided to share this great suggestions a sage deviant did.

Shading digitally can be confusing and difficult for some so I will give you some pointers as to how it is usually done professionally. You do not have to shade these ways as many people don't for personal choices, however if you are considering a job in an arts field it is highly recommended you understand these methods of digital shading.

Shading is all about the colour you use to shade with. Some people use a solid black to shade, while others use a darker shade of the base colour. Both of these methods are usually not a very good idea and often looked down on in professional art fields. This is because by using a solid black or darker shade of your base colour, will result in a loss of depth, vibrancy, interest and destroy the colours you have already used. This can be shown well with yellow; by putting a solid black shade on yellow, it will turn into a yucky brown/green colour, the same goes for shading with a darker shade of yellow.

So what should you use instead? Well its a lot more simple than you might think. Shading is most recommended to be done with a colour after or before your base on the colour wheel. For example; shading with purple over a blue. This will give your artwork an incredible amount of depth and a beautiful finish. If you are lost with what colour to use to shade, a very dark blue is often your safest colour unless working with yellow, orange works best for shading on yellow.
Here are some tutorials that will explain this better, more simply and in more depth:………

However, using a darker shade of the same color isn't always a bad choice and should be considered especially if the light source is a neutral color (white) and you don't want unrealistic or fantasy-like shading. (Many thanks to CTTFOW)

I'm currently applying this method and the shading looks deeper and richer than my older drawings look, I strongly recommend it. I suppose you all have noticed that shading with black is not a good idea, the drawing usually looks "dirty" or "corrupted"; me, I used to shade with a darker shade of the base color, and the shaded area looked "poor" compared to the effect of shading with a color after or before.

Here an example of my improvement:
Lub and Mina by Shesvii

Irina Bilyk by Shesvii

As you see, shading is deeper and more vibrant in the second file, which in fact has a higher quality. I encourage you to shade this way if you don't do it.

Of course you can do the same with lighting! For example, use yellow to draw the lighting over orange color and you'll see how better it looks.

Hope it helps!

PS. Tell me if you would like to see more of this tutorial/advice journal entries.
I suppose you all know about the contest. Here there are some contest updates, hope all it's ok.
Please, read the information below.

:bulletred: Icon compulsory must contain group's name somewhere.
:bulletred: Avatar should be digitally done (no traditional files will be admitted).
:bulletred: Avatars should meet the size dimensions (100x50 pixels) file size (under 30 KB) and saved as a GIF, PNG, or JPEG.

:bulletblue: Only members can participate. Artworks from deviants who haven't joind the group will be deleted.
:bulletblue: Deviants who would like to participate have to submit the avatar to the new folder "Avatar contest".
:bulletblue: Winner will receive a llama, will become an administrator (if he/she wants, he/she can decline), will be featured in frontal page a year and will receive a pair of constructive comments on his deviations.
:bulletblue: I know the main thing you want: points. So winner will receive some points. Quantity will depend on Group's creator's available points. If you want to donate, your help will be much appreciated. If admins points increase, prize will increase, too. Current point prize: 50:points:.

:bulletyellow: Admins will discuss and vote the best icon.
:bulletyellow: A journal featuring all the contest entries will be submitted, so you members can decide your favorite, too.

Contest will end when we get 5 or more deviations.

Go on and participate!!
Hello to all!

First, I want all new members to know that we opened an avatar contest. If you are interested, you can find all the information in the previous journal entry:
Second, I'd like to feature our current contest competitors:

:bulletblue:Contributor Yullapa, who has submitted this two icons:

Icon 1:
Icon for the contest by Yullapa
Icon 2: Icon 2 by Yullapa

:bulletblue:Our co-founder Ashleykat may participate, although we are waiting for her confirmation.

If you want to participate, just do it without fear. I also would like you to comment here what icon you like more.
Thanks to all for supportingthis group,
PS: don't forget to choose your favorite icon! It isn't neither complicate, nor a waste of time!
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MagpieKid Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for featuring my work! I really appreciate it :heart:
Shesvii Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :iconhrtplz:
5fox55 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Howdy! May I please join this group?
Shesvii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!:iconpurpleheartplz:
Have an invite!
5fox55 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you!!
Shesvii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome!
annewipf Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Thank you for requesting my work! :hug:
slinkysis3 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  You're Welcome by funkypunk2  
Shesvii Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Always our pleasure! :iconcuteheartplz:
Vichuis Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the requests! May I join, please?^^
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