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!7 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
5 Tools for Photographing JewelleryArtists Tools5 Tools for Photographing Jewellery1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There are quite a few photographs on DeviantART that depict Jewellery and in particular Jewellery photography is popular within the Artisan Crafts and Still Life galleries. So here are some basic tips to capturing your Jewellery at its best whether you want to sell your products or just show them off..
I've recently used one of these to do some commercial photography and they work quite well. They're great for photographing small items on white backgrounds and having that clean, sharp commercial look. For those that haven't used them before, Lightboxes are translucent surfaces illuminated from behind which are designed to highlight the shape laid upon them in high contrast. Think about those boxes used to highlight X-rays in a hospital - just like that. They can be fairly decently priced and you can pick up bargains on places like Ebay. There's also a great article talking you through how to create your own. Check it out
Tips for writing a FanFicsThese 5 tips! Are things I've seen once or twice or A LOT that RUIN your guy’s great fanfics and just takes us the reader out of the story. These tip aren't against anyone just something to help everyone to improve their fanfics or writing in general.Tips for writing a FanFics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Spell AND Grammar check.
I know what you're thinking.
"I never have mistakes!" or "Ain't nobody have time for that!"
I'm here to explain that spelling and just simple errors like that TAKE people out of the story instantly. Sure, we have auto correct as well as spell checks, but there's a chance that you may have switched a words for another one. (I, being dyslexic, happens a lot for me)
Just simply go through it, and re-read it at least once. If you’re not sure ask people to point out any they see. Never have I had a rude comment about spelling before, they just point it out and keep on reading.
Grammar for the longest time, was and still is my kryptonite, so if you’re
CLOSED!300 Points GiveawayCLOSED!The lucky winner is ...........CLOSED!300 Points GiveawayCLOSED!3 years 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!
#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 Questions4 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
Culpeo babbles: German Stereotypes(How to make your movie villain more badass?Culpeo babbles: German Stereotypes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Easy. Make him German. 8D)
You probably know this situation: You need to do serious stuff, work on very important things, or simply get your shit done. Then you turn on the scourge for mankind a.k.a the Internet because you're a master of procrastination and want to look up something. Just for a moment.
After reading a Wikipedia article about sharks, two hours later you end up with a site about how to build bombs. Or watching cute animal videos. Most likely both.
With me, it were neither sneezing pandas nor bombs but Disney songs on Youtube. From time to time i just feel the urge to cherish some good old childhood nostalgia again and what would be better for that than watching openings of the old tv-shows you loved or the ever popular songs from Disney, Dreamworks and friends? Disney songs in particular are perfect for that.
After a while and because i mostly see the links on the right, i continue with Disney songs sung in other languages fo
BoltxChar Contest,600ptgrand prize+3 month premiumBoltxChar Contest,600ptgrand prize+3 month premium4 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!!!
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!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
May FeaturesSince May is at its end, a featureMay Features3 years 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 MisravF 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
Writing Effective DialogueWe've all struggled through figuring out how to write dialogue that not only gets the information out there, but also helps build characters or advance the plot. There are tons of books and blogs out there on the topic, too. But just reading about it doesn't do much good if we're not ready to try it out. Give it a go and see what other people think. But let's start with the basics.Writing Effective Dialogue1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is Effective Dialogue?
Dialogue that's written well will reveal character traits, add to the tension and suspense, helps cut down on text walls of description and of course, advances your plot. One of the most important things to keep in mind when you're writing dialogue is that in fiction, your reader doesn't want to read all the mundane things we say on a regular basis. So if it's not moving the plot or adding to your character's personality, you should think about cutting it completely.
What do I mean by reveals character traits?
PE: Developing characters, stories and mangaHi everyone! How's your day going? Yesterday I shared with you the background tutorials that I considered to be useful to your development as artists and today I'd like to show you a few tutorials that have helped me greatly to develop my characters, stories and storytelling skills thus leading to better results while creating a manga comic. I hope these will encourage you to keep working on your mangas or to give it a shot if you have never tried before! Drawing manga can be a very demanding and sometimes frustrating task, but it's also a very rewarding and nourishing experience that you shouldn't miss out on! Do your best!PE: Developing characters, stories and manga3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
CHARACTER DESIGNS & DEVELOPMENT
PE: Learning to paint with deviantArtA lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.PE: Learning to paint with deviantArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improve your drawings & sketches
Improve your watercolor painting
Mutant Giant Spider Dog Prank (SA Wardega)Mutant Giant Spider Dog PrankMutant Giant Spider Dog Prank (SA Wardega)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hilarious and scary. Prankster art to the next level.
Sharing is caring!
Shared by: RJAce1014
PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal stylePE: Developing your personal style3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
Schedule Cosplay event 2012*[update]Schedule Cosplay event 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
30/04 WCS China Final Round[China]
00/06 ACM [Singapore]**
25/06 CID Project[HongKong]
19/08 Fantasy QuestII[Phillipines]♪
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This is Madness! (and Sparta)Hello Eveyone!This is Madness! (and Sparta)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life has been pretty crazy lately. I just moved to a new apartment and we won't get our internet until a week later so I just want announce a few things while I still have the chance (using my friend's wifi atm).
1. Fanime was amazing! Thank you all who dropped by my table, and sorry that I lost my voice on the 4th day too much talking lol... It was great making new friends, hanging out with old friends, and just seeing other deviants in real life! I'm sorry a lot of the prints sold out on the first day, but I will try to open online sales for certain prints once I get my internet back. And I will definitely print more for future conventions
My deepest apologies for not having 1000 Words for Fanime. The printers at Active Media Publishing http://www.activemediapublishing.com/ promised over and over that they would have it ready, but they didn't, and when we called them about it, they hung up on us. As a matter of fact, we still don't have the book
Listen upI´m sick of seeing my friends bullied and harassed all over dA and Tumblr.Listen up4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I´m so sick of it.
It has gone too far.
Yesterday :iconpuuchu: and I talked. She was so sad and cried.
Not only because of the confession on Tumblr. But for what a person there do now.
A person is PRETENDING to be Puuchu.
I talked with puuchu The same moment I saw this person post stuff on tumblr. Pretending to be her.
There is no way she can talk non stop with me and on the same time write long texts on tumblr.
And she isn´t that kind of person to harass other people
The pretender harassed Hinausa. But that was not the real her.
The trolls keep making drama.
This is way out of control.
It´s bullshit that insulting other artists are a "Freedom of speech"
If a girl sat on a bench in a park
Would you then go to her "Bitch, you draw so fucking ugly animu"
NO YOU WOULDN`T
BUT STILL YOU DO IT HERE
ON THE INTERNET
And don´t you dare come
* Character RegistrationWORLD ACADEMY ESSENTIAL INFO* Character Registration6 years ago in Personal More Like This
The following are everything an applicant needs to know before enrolling.
Enrollments WON'T be open until we say so. Which means that you CANNOT submit your character sheet until then. However, you can start working on it now. Character submissions beforehand will be ignored.
We will list you as a member if you are accepted as a student. Student Criteria is listed below.
Don't be disappointed if you don't get in. You can try again at the start of next semester. You may also message us for application reviews, if you felt yours was good enough.
Our Academy has five Houses. http://gakuenhetalia.deviantart.com/journal/Houses-and-Divisions-330255941
There are around 2 to 4 Divisions in each House. Each Division is led by an official Hetalia character.
Each House can contain a maximum of a set number of students, whereas a Division is unlimited in number, but will still be canceled if
Happy Birthday DAIf you hadn't already noticed, today is DA's 12th Birthday so today i am sharing the love for all things Fella.Happy Birthday DA4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you love the cute little deviant? I know i sure do, i am currently gathering points to get my very own Fella plush to play with one day (you are never too old to play with toys!) If you have or did have your own Fella, what would you do with him?
And here is my own little appreciation for Fella and all the DA gang.
Have a virtual slice, you know you want to.
Now who says birthdays can't be metal
reposted art removalI think a lot of people might already know this but having only recently found it myself. I think it's a good opportunity to share it with everyone! If someone has posted your art on deviantart without your permission, there's a really simple way of having taken down instead of filing a report (which, from experience is completely ineffective). All you have to do is fill out this form, it's a DMCA form which means as the copyright owner of the art you can elect to have it taken down, by law.reposted art removal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I didn't find out about filing DMCAs on deviantart until I googled it (silly I know) but they have long existed on tumblr and I've also seen one on weheartit.com. Filing DMCAs seem to be a lot more effective, the art is taken down in a couple of days. And in the case with tumblr all reblogs of the post in question are also deleted, along
May Contest! *PLEASE READ!*I know it's not May yet, but I'm going to be gone on the at the beginning of may because I will be on a class trip! So I have to Announce the Contest early!May Contest! *PLEASE READ!*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme of this contest is
:iconrainbow-cplz: :iconrainbow-iplz: :iconrainbow-rplz: :iconrainbow-cplz: :iconrainbow-uplz: :iconrainbow-splz:
It can be any character you want (Meaning a vocaloid, utau,, fanloid, oc, etc.)
Can not just be a recolor (do not just add textures to a model please ^^ )
Title must say Contest entry ( model name here)
Remember to credit!
please comment or favorite this journal if you would like to join!
Paint Tool Sai on Mac with tablet pressureHow to: Get Paint Tool Sai running on a Mac with tablet pen pressure supportPaint Tool Sai on Mac with tablet pressure4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Surprisingly a lot of people don't know that you can do this.
In every stream someone asks, "What program is that?"
Artist replies, "Paint Tool Sai"
Then someone else says, "I want Sai but I can't use it because I have a Mac,"
Not true! You actually can. It's not that difficult, either.
Using virtualization software, you can get Sai running on a Mac inside a window as if it were a native Mac program.
I use it to ink almost all of my pictures, in fact.
Fair warning: This does cost a bit of money. You're looking at at about $150 at minimum to buy both Sai and Windows licenses, and add another $79 if you choose to get priced virtualization software.
At that point you might want to consider instead getting Photoshop Elements 11 for Mac ($100), but if you want to run Windows software and games on your Mac as well as Sai, this would be the best option.
This video demonstrates what
deviantART muro Brushes Are Now Free!deviantART muro, our cutting edge in-browser drawing tool, offers a variety of different brushes for use in creating digital paintings. In the past, we've offered some brushes for free, and others as part of premium brush packs. We're happy to announce that all current brushes are now available for free!deviantART muro Brushes Are Now Free!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We want to make deviantART muro a powerful artistic application for you to use, and part of that is giving you the tools to create powerful, dynamic pieces of art with the application. With access to more brushes, you'll have even more opportunity to further express yourself artistically. And best of all, it continues to be a completely free experience, powered by your Sta.sh. This builds on our initial introduction of Redraw functionality, giving you the ability to watch recordings of artistic progress and unlock and learn f
The Roommate Adventures of ~THE SUNKEN SINK~While I was too busy stressing over the issues with the 1000 Words book and trying to fix the problems, I failed to mention some other, sillier, problems we've had since moving to a new apartment.The Roommate Adventures of ~THE SUNKEN SINK~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It went something like this:
Roommate: Wenqing!!! The sink fell!!!
Me: ...What?! (in my mind: Silly roommy got her English all confused. She must have meant something fell into the sink)
After going to the bathroom
Me: Holy crap! The sink fell!!!
The sinking sink, the sunken sink, the sink sank? Thinking of sinking sinks lol
And then the other roommate came home and was (in her own words) " ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ﾉ︵ ┻━┻ "
But as the first roommate put it: "The good thing about not having a bathroom sink is that you can just reach through the counter where the sink should be to grab whatever is underneath."
Living on the bright side like a boss~
Derping on the Road
My friend Guavi and I were heading