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:dalove: This article features the Daily Deviations I chose during March 2010 for dA's Resources & Stock Images Gallery. (And one, very cool, little tomato dragon stamp.)

Before we get to that, I'd like to mention that UnicornReality and I are taking donations (points) to subscribe StockandResources for Project Educate: Resources Week next month. (shelldevil and I have some great stuff planned if we can make this happen!) Please donate points if you have any to spare. Any amount of points would be appreciated. Thanks to anyone that can help out!!

Now, as promised, last month's DDs...

Tut: Models for Next-Gen Games by MasakariPrime

Tut: Models for Next-Gen Games by *Gridlinked is an amazingly informational tutorial that discusses the principles of 3D modeling for next-gen games. It's a perfect feature for Game Art Week!
(Featured by FantasyStock)

Hand Modeling Tutorial 3dsmax by Athey

One of the biggest challenges for some game artists is figuring out how to model realistic hands for characters. Well, it's Game Art Week at deviantART, and that means help is here! Hand Modeling Tutorial 3dsmax by =Athey is a useful guide that will help you model hands like a pro.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

I believe ... by lazunov

I believe ... by ~lazunov is a great resource to feature for Vector Resources Friday. Suggester's words: Learn how to create this eye catching poster using the Distort & Transform options, Perspective tool, vector Blends and Gradients in Adobe Illustrator CS5. Good for intermediate vector artists who want to learn more about using perspective in their work with ease.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by ChewedKandi)

To Create a CharacterAre you starting a story? Do you have an incomplete, flawed, or no character at all? It's happened to me many times and in my struggles to perfect my creations, I have learned a few things. I present you with seven easy steps with a challenge each to get you thinking.
Grab a piece of paper and a pencil. Let's start…
Step 1: Past
When creating a character, you must first establish a past. Even a person with amnesia has a past, they just don't remember it. Pasts are important, they show what shaped the person and why they are the way they are today.
If your character has a scar, why? If they have amnesia, why? If they have a phobia of water, why?
Remember one thing: there is always a reason.
Challenge: Write a brief story (vignette) of your character's past to familiarize yourself with the way things were.
Step 2: Appearance
You may have a certain idea, a vague idea, or no idea at all as to how your character will look. First, think of their

To Create a Character by WarriorLoverInc

To Create a Character by ~WarriorLoverInc -- Suggester's words: Not only does this character creation guide help those who have trouble creating believable characters, it also has little challenges to help you along the way. A wonderful resource for any writer.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Tuttlebird)

Font: JESTERDAY - demo by jelloween

Font: JESTERDAY - demo by *jelloween is a Sans Serif typeface demo that lends a playful, yet professional look to your textual projects.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

TUTORIAL - Coloured Lineart V5 by Tetsuk0

TUTORIAL - Coloured Lineart V5 by *Tetsuk0 -- Suggester's words: Wow! This was so helpful to me as I am trying to learn how to digitally ink and I also ink in traditional mediums! I hope it helps out many other deviants who just want more tips on lining their works!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by MzzAzn)

An Epic Tutorial Guide by JRCnrd

Suggester's words: An Epic Tutorial Guide by `b0r3d13 is so informative on how to lay out your tutorials in a way that anyone can learn from.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Demoncherry)

Apophysis Help File v1.04 by cmptrwhz

`cmptrwhz put an amazing amount of time and effort into the Apophysis Help File v1.04, a valuable resource for fractal artists to make the most of their Apophysis experience.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Sora-Kairi-4ever)

Hi-Res Nebula Brushes by fuzzjp

Hi-Res Nebula Brushes by ~fuzzjp offers 15 spacey Photoshop brushes of awesome quality! Best of all, these brushes are free for non-commercial use with credit and a link back.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Hellobaby)

Vector T-shirt Template by JovDaRipper

Have you ever dreamed of producing your art on t-shirts? If so, Vector Resource Friday is about to make your dream come true! This fabulous Vector T-shirt Template by ~JovDaRipper will help you create wearable artwork with these nifty designs for free with just a small credit to the designer and a comment.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


tree 11 by night-fate-stock

Suggester's words: =night-fate-stock is a master of providing deviants with amazing stock photos such as tree 11. If you take a look through her gallery, it'll be hard to find something that you're not inspired to start creating by.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by ClefairyKid)

Dragon Stock 1 by Shoofly58

Let your fantasy freak flag fly with Dragon Stock 1 by *Shoofly-Stock! This is already a beloved set of fantastical critters in dA's stock gallery that has lent its magical wonders to several pieces of art, each one entirely unique in vision and execution. It shows the kind of versatility that artists want in the stock images they use.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

Bead Dragon Instructions by ChimeraDragonfang

Check out all the dragons made with Bead Dragon Instructions by =ChimeraDragonfang!! This design resource is like visiting a tiny hatchery of baby dragons, all created with this fabulous pattern. The instructions are included for beading your very own little pet dragon toy. It's free even for commercial purposes as long as you link back to the tutorial and show =ChimeraDragonfang anything you create from her adorable pattern.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

E-S Bones by Elevit-Stock

E-S Bones by ~Elevit-Stock is an outstanding skeletal dragon stock image, which can be manipulated or used as a reference (even in prints!) for free with credit and a link back. Multiple angles of this magnificent beast are available with the same terms of use here.
(Featured by FantasyStock)


dragon scales texture by TrishaMonsterr-stock

Make some magic with dragon scales texture by *GlamourousAcid-Stock, an unexpected display of colors that captures the spirit of a dragon in this bokeh texture. It ignites the imagination with the versatility of dragon-like smoldering coals, shiny scales, and hot ash. If that's not too much dragon for you, you'll be happy to know this texture is free to use in personal and commercial projects with credit and a link back.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

Dragon scales - tutorial by Zwierze1993

Dragon scales - tutorial shows us ~Zwierze1993's way of coloring and shading dragons scales to convey a consistent light source that can also be applied to painting leaves.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

oriental vectors by gtsat

oriental vectors by ~gtsat is a great feature for Vector Resources Friday. This lovely set of Asian influenced vector images are free to use in your art projects.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by ChewedKandi)

TomatoDragonStamp_3 by TomatoDragon

TomatoDragonStamp_3 by ~TomatoDragon is a slick 3D animation that conveys a fiery personality for this little veggie dragon. With only 80 frames, it's a bit of explosive magic that deserves to be loved.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

Black Dragon stock one by lorddarkwolf

~lorddarkwolf's stock dragons are a real treasure because they look so life-like. A great example of this can be seen in Black Dragon stock one. The dragon's pose is elegant, the textures are gorgeous, and it's free to use if you credit, link back, and show ~lorddarkwolf what you've done with his dragon.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

Scoder Refined by MrLuigiFreak101

Suggester's words: Scoder Refined by =MrLuigiFreak101 is a beautiful handwriting font! I think it's incredible that someone's handwriting can be made into a font, and =MrLuigiFreak101's is very clean, yet natural. (And maybe if everyone were to download it, we might finally see an end to Comic Sans. ;))
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by dsinger)


very cute patterns by atpalicis

very cute patterns by *atpalicis

*thali-n says, "This cute and clever pattern set. *atpalicis's gallery is wonderful, with a sweet and delicious art style."

*BeautySpotCrafts says, "I find these patterns very cute. Never seen such funny art before and I think this artist deserves to be seen by much more people."

(Suggested by *thali-n and *BeautySpotCrafts.)
(Featured by FantasyStock)

Dolphin drawing tutorial :D by namu-the-orca

Suggester's words: Dolphin drawing tutorial :D by ~namu-the-orca is possibly one of the most educating tutorials I've come across. I, myself, do not draw sea creatures often, but I've learned so much by simply checking this tutorial out! This tutorial shows us the common mistakes of drawing dolphins, detailed anatomy, variations between dolphins, and some fun facts too! Hope you have fun checking it out and learn a thing or two!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by MzzAzn)

Noojie's Coloring Tutorial by Noojie-Woojie

Suggester's words: Noojie's Coloring Tutorial by ~Noojie-Woojie is easy to do and doesn't need of tablet, plus, results look so great. It's well written and looks attractive to read and follow it.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by Lara-the-Ripper)


Cersei Lannister XVII by PrincessAndDragon

Cersei Lannister XVII by ~BelleDameSansMerci -- Suggester's words: Beautiful theme and location stock - purely inspirational!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by UnicornReality)

Free Psychedelic vector stuff by grebenru

Free Psychedelic vector stuff by ~grebenru is a generous offering of trippy vector objects, which are free to use in your personal and professional projects.
(Featured by FantasyStock)

Skin Tutorial by acidlullaby

Skin Tutorial by *acidlullaby has been suggested to me by at least three people over the past few months to receive a Daily Deviation feature. Here's what each suggester said about this wonderful tutorial:

=Darkmind-Pathfinder says, "It's not a new deviation, but IMO one of the best skin tutorials available. The deviant not only explains how to digitally paint realistic skin (incl. skin pores), she also added some extras, such as bruises, scars and veins, which make this tutorial really special."

~its-raining-fish says, "This tutorial is very simple, yet extremely helpful for an artist of any medium to get a grasp on human skin- I really think it deserves a DD!"

=grilledudder says, "I think this tutorial is very easy to understand and very helpful. This helped me so much and I even learned a lot of information that I didn't know before!"

(Featured by FantasyStock)

The MAGIC TimeToyScript 3.0 by ulliroyal

Suggester's words: The MAGIC TimeToyScript 3.0 by ~ulliroyal is a script for a fractal creation program called Apophysis. These day people rarely use script because they think script is such a useless effort to create a nice fractal image, but this script imo is an exception. See the video on the artist's comments and you'll see what i mean. It is not just a simple script to create a fractal image; it is also integrated to your system time. It is a very unique unique unique script imo
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by guagapunyaimel)


UNDERSTANDING YOUR STYLE - 1 by *whitetrashpalace
(See also: Part 2)

This tutorial was suggested by by ~sweetychan and the following deviants:

`alexds1 says, "It goes beyond teaching how to draw and delves into the question of why we draw."

=NMNA says, "One of the most illuminating tutorials I've found on dA. What visual artist hasn't stressed over their style?"

*Sephiramy says, "Whimsically yet contemplatively written guide about the importance of studying from life and understanding the symbol sets used in our craft. It will make people take a closer look at their work and the world around them. The overall message is a great eye-opener."

*nayruasukei says, "Incredibly helpful for artists stuck in a limbo state, trying to improve. It brings science and philosophy into art, and it's wonderfully made."

*arsieiuni says, "One of the most well-made, intuitive and thorough tutorials I have ever seen."

*Somebodylost says, "It's helpful for artists to understand what 'artistic style' means. It gives insight, especially to those who learned to draw from cartoons, etc."

(Featured by FantasyStock)


AB Majik by III-wildcard-III

AB Majik by ~III-wildcard-III -- Suggester's words: I find this to be a really elegant font with nice shapes! The rest of this artist's font gallery is really worthy as well!
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by WhiteKimahri)

apr Jason Aaron Baca 6 by jasonaaronbaca

apr Jason Aaron Baca 6 by ~jasonaaronbaca -- Suggester's words: ~jasonaaronbaca's stock photography is a wonderful resource for anyone studying the human body or looking for high quality male photography, which can sometimes be very difficult to find.
(Featured by FantasyStock, suggested by dierat)

The Great Skywatcher Guide by DarkSilverflame

The Great Skywatcher Guide by *DarkSilverflame

This tutorial was suggested to receive a Daily Deviation by the following deviants:

*caninelove says, "It's more than just a tutorial, it's a complete and amazing guide, nice to look at and makes you want to start practicing right away!"

~aymiu says, "A really unique subject, very informational. This deviant wrote and drew all the words and diagrams and by doing so, the tutorial looks more friendly and we get to admire his wonderful handwriting."

~ParkJ says, "An amazing guide on rainbows and halos that left me speechless and made me want to go outside and look for them. It is well made, has a charming design and is the only one of it's kind I found on dA. It deserves to be seen!"

~Singarl says, "Enlightening in the true sense of the word!"

~namu-the-orca says, "This lovely tutorial explains and shows rainbows, halos and other beautiful phenomena of the sky like no other. Like the artist says: You will never look at the sky with the same eyes again."

(Featured by FantasyStock)

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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I took the time to read through the tutorials and faved a few. I probably have some faved on ^wdwparksgal, but when I'm working on manips I usually scout for stock and help from this site. Excellent choices, as usual. :hug:
nayruasukei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Yay! Awesome work everyone!
photoshop-stock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! really good selection
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Excellent resources! I'm glad to see them get more attention! They will serve helpful to the community!
ArshnessDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely fabulous! Great works! So glad to see Underdstanding Your Style up there!
nymphont Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, great resources! Thanks! Congrats to everyone for the well deserved DD's. Keep up the great work Fantasy Stock!
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
:hug: Thanks!
nymphont Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime XD :hug:
AshenSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: Fantastic features :clap:
WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Awesome works! :nod:
The resources and stock community in deviantART is extremely rich and prolific! Congratulations to everyone! :clap:
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