Dango and Pocky Recipe!Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :iconToonTwins: I would give them the recipe for dango. You all can use the recipe to your liking as wellDango and Pocky Recipe!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is...
You require the following ingredients:
1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour. Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour. Any wheat grinder would work well. Just use the electronic one. I did it by hand and it hurts>>)
Making the rice dumplings:
Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)
Making the sweet sause:
Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup an
Hurting for a Very Hurtful Pain [GER. ENG. Lyrics]ENGLISHHurting for a Very Hurtful Pain [GER. ENG. Lyrics]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What's hurting me? Why does it hurt?
Why am I so hurting to hurt?
Oh, it hurts, the pain's so bad
Why does it hurt so bad as this?
Ah, I want to tell you how much it hurts,
I want you to be the only one to know
Oh, it's awful, so very awful
Why does it feel so bad as this?
I want you, it's you I want
The pain's right here in my chest...
Yes, I was the one who did it
Yes, I've wounded myself
It goes away naturally when I leave it be,
But this pain just keeps coming back
When I close my eyes, all I know
Are the things I can't see
It's unreasonable to the extreme
Someone must know my anguish...
Don't come near, don't come here
Don't let it get you so excited
Don't mind, don't pay it any mind
Just stop shouting your head off
Go away, go away, yes,
I'll be gone into thin air soon enough,
So feign normalcy, and put up with...
Oh, it hurts, the pain's so bad
Why does it hurt so bad as this?
Ah, I want to tell you how much it hurts,
I want you to be the only one to know
Foo, Missy, and Kanga talkGreetings, young ones. I understand it has been a crazy time for all of us, hm? Having to evacuate the entire village made it a bit difficult to help you fine warriors to train yourselves. Thankfully, now that we’ve been offered lodgings in Merlot’s castle, perhaps we shall have time to settle down and work on our training. If you helped out during event 4, you will be rewarded with an evolution scroll. Ahh, I can see I have your attention already!Foo, Missy, and Kanga talk3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Perhaps I can not aid you immediately, however. I need to be off to Sapling Village. Mister Shroomsworth seems to be having some difficulties in the shadow of this catastrophe. I shall not be gone long, do not make those faces at me! When I am done my business, you will find me in my old dojo, back in Tao. Not surprised, are you? We all must help in the rebuilding of our village! If I am not at the dojo when you arrive, simply come back on the following day. I should be back by then.
Oh! And it seems my old master Shao has arri
M8 Recruitment and Event rewards (EDIT)PastM8 Recruitment and Event rewards (EDIT)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rescuers, Rogues, and Merchants! Please take a few moments to listen to what I have to say. Micle has made mention of an impending attack on our village. I have asked Brooke for clarification, and she has made it very clear that this attack is going to be brutal. They have said that our attackers are vicious, uncaring monsters. Our task tonight will be to survive this encounter. This will not be like any mission your guilds have asked you to perform in the past. These attackers are very real, with every intent to end your lives, should they get any opportunity to do so. Brooke has told me of many Pokemon that have met their demise prematurely at the hands of these Zoroark, and I fear that some of you may fall victim to this same ending.
To make matters worse, not everyone we currently came here with will remain in the village for this assault on us. Many of us will be accompanying Micle and Mike out on an expedition to find help for Jasmine, and while that is m
My Digital Art Workstation PC Starter GuideHey everyone! Sorry for the long-time-no-show-anything. I got a real studio job back in like January and it's been eating up pretty much all of my time.My Digital Art Workstation PC Starter Guide6 months ago in Personal More Like This
However, over on my Tumblr today I wrote a quick (but long) article about the kinds of parts you should choose to build a full workstation computer to do digital art and general productivity on! All on a budget of about $450 to $600 for just the computer system itself.
Go check it out if you're thinking about building one soon! I know you can build a system for cheaper than this, but the idea was not to pick parts that were bottom-of-the-barrel. The idea was to pick quality, upper-level parts that will allow you to start doing work right away with plenty of room to upgrade to add even more performance over time (more memory, an SSD, a video card, etc.)
Hope it helps at least one of you out there!
Rescuers Mission 6Hi!!Rescuers Mission 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me just take this chance to tell y’all that Mike’s a lil buttface and ran back home to Mom!! Or that’s what Mr. Fresnel told me, anyway. I’d believe it if I were you, he prolly knows what he’s talkin about, being a super cool music guy and all.
...except that he keeps not giving me my freakin triangle! It’s really annoying!! When you see him I think you should bug him lots. Don’t tell him I told you to. I mean it. I’ll make you pay if you do!
OK whatever! Oh yeah, I got a mission for y’all. Me ‘n Winston are gonna go lookin around for Pokemon who got lost and stuff during the blizzard. Kay? Help us out! We can’t let Pokemon just sit around lost and cryin for their mommas. Winston does enough crying as it is, we don’t need no more of that!
Ummmm... gosh darnit, I don’t know what’s su
Thank you so muchhh and My drawing media..^^Thank you so muchhh for so many birtdayyy wishess, it's really really make me so happpyyy...T_T. I really have a great birthday and and got really amazing gift, thank you so muchhhhh,..T_T.and thank you so muchh too for anonymous deviant that give me subcriber sometime ago, i don't know how to thank you,and i want to say that i really happy to receive it, thank you so muchh.......T_T. Thank you so muchh again for your support and everything that you give me all this time, every comment, fav, watch is really mean so much for me....XDXDXD. SO happy to be here, and to know all of you...Thank you so muchh...T_T.Thank you so muchhh and My drawing media..^^7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry couse until now, i still can't make any tutorial, but here, some info about media that i ussually draw for drawing.I'm sorry couse maybe it not usefull but i hope it can help you...><
About the media drawing that i ussually use, i usually use water color and poster color to draw, here some info about it..^^ :
* Water color : Winsor & Newton
February TasksFebruary Tasks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It brings me great pleasure to announce to you all that the unveiling of our task system has been met with much success, so much so that other villages have gotten wind of what we’re doing and have started filing their own requests! I have a letter sent to me from the Pokemon inhabiting Mossy Village with some tasks, so without further delay, allow me to read them off! Each one of these tasks is worth one point.
Looks like the Merchants here are rather popular, seeing as the first two requests are for them. First off...
Mossy Village’s richest and most eccentric (they’re always both, and not just the first one, huh?) citizen wants her already opulently decorated home to be a “symbol of even greater excess than it currently is”. Evidently the walkway leading up to her house is pure silk, and she would like it decorated with the most luxurious, most colorful l
#89: Frequently Asked QuestionsOk guys, I think it's time to do a little FAQ, because I read the same questions over and over.#89: Frequently Asked Questions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me see if it's useful for somebody.
OMG, what is this?
It's a fractal, baby!
What is a fractal?
It's a really difficult question to answer, but I'll try to keep it as simple as I can. So, fellow fractalists, if you're reading, I won't be that precise in answering.
Wikipedia says: "A fractal is a mathematical set that has a fractal dimension that usually exceeds its topological dimension and may fall between the integers."
Wait, what? I didn't even understand myself.
Ok, a fractal is basically the repetition of a same "image". This image can be repeated with its original dimension or fractal dimension (it can be resized).
For example, let's pick the Romanesco Broccoli (the image is from Wikipedia):
As you can see, it's a repetition of the same "peaks" over and over, each of them with diffe
Event 6 - Temporal Terraforming“Oh man! You again!? I swear I was JUST HERE!” She looked at Devonshire sternly, as if she could somehow divine the answer she sought from his equally stern gaze. Her appearance in his office was not _totally_ uncalled for, she had been summoned by the blowing of the Thistle Whistle, an amazingly powerful (if not a bit mysterious) instrument that now lay safely in the possession of Arianna. While much more could be said about Arianna and the Thistle Whistle, that’s not relevant to the task soon to be on hand. It’s Jasmine we’re interested in.Event 6 - Temporal Terraforming2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“Ah, yes, you must be the girl Arianna mentioned! We were beginning to think you weren’t going to show, what with you taking so long.” Devonshire really didn’t know how she abruptly appeared in front of him, and didn’t much care. What he did care about was the fact that she had knocked over several papers he’d been meaning to look at, and it would take him upwa
Rescuers Mission 3VVV CLICK LETTER BELOW VVVRescuers Mission 33 years ago in Personal More Like This
or look at the text version
Wow. Uh, well... it seems Chill has left out for some SUPER DUPER big mission at this tower... but I really think he needs some help. If you guys really want to, you can hurry and catch up with Chill before he leaves. He’s probably right at the clearing between Tao Village and... uh, what’s it called... M-- moon-- OH!! MONOCHROME TOWER!! Yeah that’s it, kheh!!
I tell you, Chill thinks he can do anything by himself but nooooooo that’ll just break every woman’s heart. He better get some help from you rescuers!!
Oh, also it seems that the cute eggie duos, Puzelle and Ruben, need your help!! Some loser Sneasel from the Slasher Gang thinks he’s so cool going alone and stealing their eggs... kheh, like he can do anything wit
Mission 6 Reminder!Hi!! There is a lot of stuff in the Mission 6 Folder, and I've noticed very few notes, with the deadline creeping up!Mission 6 Reminder!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am taking the time to remind everyone that if you want your completed work to be sorted and judged, you have to send the group a note with appropriate details such as:
*Your Team Name
*What Rank your team is in (Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu or Farfetch'd/Chatot)
*What Guild your team is in
*A link to your application (Written or Drawn, either or depending on what you're being judged for!)
*A link to your work (Either every page or just the first page!)
*Any COLLABORATING TEAMS and their application/info too, if this applies to you. Cameos need not apply here, only COLLABORATIONS. Other artists that actually worked must be listed too!
So uh, yeah. If your work is completed, please send the group a note before the deadline (Upon which I will lock the Mission 6 Folder until judging is done!). And not incomplete work, either! Complete work only qualifies!
If you couldn't g
CLOSED!300 Points GiveawayCLOSED!The lucky winner is ...........CLOSED!300 Points GiveawayCLOSED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The winner was selected randomly, good luck for the others next time
Thanks everybody for participating! Woooow, over a hundred entries I will announce the lucky winner soon. Sorry for all the others, but don't be sad - I will be holding another giveaway soon
I am holding a 300 giveaway!
Hopefully I can make somebody happy
What you have to do:
Fav this Journal!
watch me ...
make a Journal linking to this one!
Deadline is Saturday, 8. June!
Have a lovely day!
BoltxChar Contest,600ptgrand prize+3 month premiumBoltxChar Contest,600ptgrand prize+3 month premium3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm holding another contest, but this time it's for my Pokesona, Char, and her Pokesona lover, Bolt, owned by xXDodem-DemonicXx!
ALL POKE DRAWERS WELCOME!Anyone can enter, the theme is for you to draw Bolt and Char doing something romantic, whether it may be them kissing, holding paws, walking through a field of flowers, or just plain sitting together, it can be anything! The grand prize will be, as seen in the title, 600pts. to the cutest picture! It will end May 5th, Dodem and I will be judging pictures, so please try your best!
1st Place- 600pts. + 3 Month Premium
***IF THERE IS A 2ND PLACE- 300pts. + 1 Month Premium***
***IF THERE IS A 3RD PLACE- 200pts.***
***IF THERE IS A 4TH PLACE- 100pts.***
ANYTHING LOWER WILL WIN 50pts.
Good luck, and may the cutest picture win!!!
Rescuers Mission 1Rescuers’ Action Bulletin!Rescuers Mission 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
YO! Chill the Minccino here! First off, you guys are already so cool for taking interest in the Rescue Guild. If you want lots of adventure, mystery-solving, questing, and general coolness all around, then this is the guild for you! We’re a great bunch that watch each other’s backs and protect each other, especially from those fiendish Rogues! And lately we’ve been seeing an uncool amount of crime and kidnappings going on -- which is pretty strange. So here are some tasks to start off your adventures! Do your part and you’ll see some real cool rewards!
The first case is of a Cyndaquil that took a wrong turn near the Zigzag River and wandered near Dimlit Cave. Unfortunately, everyone knows that Dimlit Cave is being guarded by a greedy and very territorial Electabuzz. It seems that this Electabuzz spotted Cyndaquil’s Rare Candy and ran off with it deep into his lair! We need some brave ‘mons to go in there, fight
Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: WINNERS ARE: :iconChibiterasuOkamiden: #9 :iconPaigePonPon: #2 :iconMiss-HyperShadow: #8 :iconKodriak: #1 :iconShadowedPorcelain: #7 :iconlizziecat1279: #4 :iconramuramu: #3 :iconIanaLy: #6 :iconEeren: #5
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #33 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #34!
We FINALLY got some keys for sale through Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?keywords=keyper's+cove&qid=1370294396&rh=k%3Akeyper's+cove%2Cn%3A3367581&sortrice
To Celebrate, we are giving away 9 free keys (the ones you see in the picture) instead of 1! One Key a day every day for the next 9 days We will be giving away one of each. We only have 9 designs on Amazon because we can only put ones on Amazon t
omgI was trying out Krita (a free drawing software) brushes, and had the biggest surprise to see this:omg9 months ago in Personal More Like This
At first I was like "woah, this looks so much like my brush texture (that I really like and often use), this brush will be very useful!....w w-wait a minute."
These are the brushes I made available in a free psd brush pack a long time ago:
The "sponge-brush" in Krita is the EXACT same texture I made, but mirrored xD
It's a texture from a pattern I also made and mixed with other brushes from this pack. Here is the pattern for anyone who would be interested:
I do not blame them for this, I just found this funny and a bit flattering. My textures were made free to use, and Krita is also a free software, so I honestly do not mind at all :b
I was not expecting my brush pack to have been so much popular and used, I looked it up and my pack is now available on many sit
May FeaturesSince May is at its end, a featureMay Features1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
First, a feature of pictures that have recently made it into the Featured folder of :iconproptasticbjds:
Now , here is a feature of some amazing Monster High repaints from AndrejA this month.
Now, on to the next feature: My favourite pieces of May
First off, I will feature those that are so sadly underfaved, that are so beautiful and deserve so much more love! Not even fifty faves for these gems? I think they deserve so much more than that.
Cassie and Dino by Angell-studio
A n t h e m // by alvis002The Abyss by brittmiscastVenus in furs by ValandillF o r e v e r by ForbiddenAvenuesElias the Eternal by brittmiscast
Go give them some extra love! Now, a short break for some non dolly goodness!
spring by baravavrovaFlowers for the Fallen II by brittmiscast
Material ListUpdated materials list July 12, 2014!Material List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)
*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour
*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)
ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
[Bullet; Green]Sketchbook[Bullet; Green]
Great for mixed media
[Bullet; Green]Masking Fluid[Bullet; Green]
I don't use masking fluid.
I heard th
Rescuers Mission 2Rescuers' Action Bulletin!Rescuers Mission 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi-howdy!! This is Mike here! We’ve got an emergency, Rescuers! We’ve received a couple of letters from a spooky castle, saying they need to be rescued from the clutches of a fiend named Merlot!!! It says here that Merlot has captured them and forced them to be her servants... that’s terrible!! Wait, it also says here that she makes them wear... FRILLY OUTFITS?! That’s just plain terrible!! KHEH! This sounds like a job for Mike!! I wonder who is Merlot, though...
O-oh... wow... s-she’s huge and scary... U-um... *gulp* actually I might need some help with this. If any of our brave Rescuers could come with me to stop Merlot, I’d really appreciate it...
I mean, I guess I can do it by myself... (But I don’t want to ah...)
M-maybe the Merchants can help us... Castle Draclugia IS on the path to their trade route. Ugh, but those Rogues... I keep wanting to be friends with Gunpowder but these bite marks... Liste
Journal updated, with my scanning technique=======Journal updated, with my scanning technique2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've got so many questions about how I scan my traditional artworks, I also wanted to try out my deviantart Sta.sh storage, so I've uploaded some scanned files and put them on this journal.
Here's my method.
: I use HP G4050 scanner
: My current working OS is Windows 7, but I always use Windows XP to scan my artworks
: I always put 2 bluish-tint transparent films under my pictures when scanning. [You can buy transparent film at stationery stores.]
: Then adjust colors with photoshop, I always set contrast to [+12] or [+14] and I always use legacy contrast.
: I also adjust sharpness sometimes.
[filter>sharpen>unsharp mask> and adjust radius to : +1 pixels.
: Remove all eraser dust using clone stamp tool and it's done.
Someone might wonder why don't I use windows 7 for scanning, why do I have to put 2 transparent films underneath, and why they have to be bluish tint, I have uploaded some sample images for you to compare.
A Must Read!Guys, i just want to share these journals with you (created by: Suzanne-Helmigh) whether you're a beginner, a student, or a professional artist, these are good articles, and covered a lot of good points, not only for becoming a good artist but things to be aware about as an artist. If you have a moment, have a look! I've shared one about the myth of concept art on my art blog, but i didn't want to leave out the rest of it. So instead i've decided to share these on here, since i have more watchers here than on my art blog. I hope it will help you in some way. Big thanks to Suzanne for making these!A Must Read!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Event 2 - Fireworks Bonanza“Great... just great.” The Emboar snorted in frustration as he looked upon Tam and Aya. They had taken a break from walking a while back and had fallen asleep. It figures. He left for all of five minutes to get a drink and suddenly it was gone! He sighed, started to walk over to his neatly stacked cargo, but... He shook his head. He couldn’t touch them or there would be more than just a missing bag to worry about...Event 2 - Fireworks Bonanza3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This was just supposed to be a routine trip. Every summer he would leave the mountains of Snowy Village and travel to nowhere in particular just to thaw himself out, so to speak. He never expected this to happen. He could hear the soft yawns as the Plusle awoke, looking over with a sleepy smile.
“Mister Zhu? Where did your bag go?” Tam asked him after noticing the lack of the familiar item. He only shrugged, his mind elsewhere as he looked about for any signs of where the thief could have gone.
As Tam awakened her sleeping siste
Sweet Treats - Squirrely's Recipes to TryI want to make a journal for recipes I want to try. I'll add them as I find them and mark which ones I've made and if I can find a good picture of it here on dA I'll add it under the recipe. I've been trying to keep a book of my own recipes and stuff, but I keep loosing them or ruining them by spilling stuff on it. so.. I'll try this for now. If you know any good recipes let me know!Sweet Treats - Squirrely's Recipes to Try2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cotton Soft Japanese Cheese Cake
This I have made - it's very delicate and needs to be followed EXACTLY or it will not turn out correctly
140g/5 oz. fine granulated sugar
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
50g/2 oz. butter
250g/9 oz. cream cheese
100 ml/3 fluid oz. fresh milk
1 tbsp. lemon juice
60g/2 oz. cake flour /superfine flour
20g/1 oz. cornflour (cornstarch)
1/4 tsp. salt
1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, the cornflour, egg yolks, lemon juice and mix well.
2. Whisk egg whites with cr