Poster Sale and Anime Central next!Aaaah, things are mad dash crazy over here, I'm neglecting this journal!Poster Sale and Anime Central next!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a Poster Sale happening right now until the end of the month! Just a couple of days left!
I'll be glad to sign any of these 11x17 inch posters and I ship worldwide! If you grab 4 posters, the 5th is free!
Store link: http://yayahan.bigcartel.com
I'll also be at Anime Central May 17th - 19th next! Come see me at booth 1018 - 1020 in the Exhibitor Hall, I'll be signing all weekend and cosplaying as well!
video tutorials comingjust so you know , in a few days imma start posting some frequently asked questions turned into actual video+audio tutorials.video tutorials coming2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i cant teach you how to draw.. that takes hard work and practice
i can however show you some nice photoshop techniques you may find useful
Dragoncon 2012 Schedule!Gaah it's a mad weekend, I'm just gonna bring a bunch of fruit & food and survive off of that in my room because there isn't enough time to go eat! All Dragoncon, all weekend!Dragoncon 2012 Schedule!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thursday - Booth set up. the YayaHan.com booth is G13, in the Dealer Hall in the lowest level of the Marriott hotel. You have to walk to the back of the hotel then take the escalator down 1 floor. It is the level BELOW the 2 exhibitor halls on either side of the Mariott.
I will be signing at the booth every day, where you can choose from a variety of prints and posters, and my limited edition 2013 calendar! I also will have my full line of cosplay accessories at the booth.
My signing schedule:
Friday - Signing at booth G13 from 1pm - 4pm 9 (wearing Rarity from My Little Pony)
Saturday - Signing at booth G13 from 4pm - 7pm
Sunday - Signing at booth G13 from 3pm - 6pm
Monday - Signing at booth G13 from 11am - 2pm
I will also be signing for the Aurora Rises Charity on Friday and Monday - signing times and location t
Reviews: Cosplay Wig ShopsSo, here we start with the review thingy about cosplay stuff.Reviews: Cosplay Wig Shops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I ran into a loooooooooooot of trouble in the past weeks regarding wigs I will start with them.
First of all some general important informations:
- ALWAYS keep an eye on the feedback of a shop. If there are negative or natural feedbacks READ THEM. Not every negative feedback is appropriate and some shops sell more than just wigs. So be careful.
- ALWAYS be carefull with shops that advertise with asian cosplayers. A lot of pictures are taken from the japanese highclass cosplaysupplier cospediawig or the chinese Tabaeo stores. Have a close look at the pictures. Often you can see some blured details or removed watermarks. I even found some fellow non asian cosplayers by now as advertisment for wigs they definitely didn't buy.
Some shops even take pictures from wigs on wigsstands from other sellers. Look and think twice if you buy there. You can be lucky and get what you see, but there is a pretty high chance you ge
* Watchers Lottery - WINNER *UPD:* Watchers Lottery - WINNER *5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winner of the lottery is tsuaii
I want to thank all the participants I appreciate your support and kind words a lot!
I don't expect there will be such many wishing, and I will make such raffle again in future, so good luck next time
Have a nice day, everyone!
I want to tell all my watchers thank you so much for what they followed me, for your kind comments and support!
Thank you very much, I really appreciate you!
So now I want to make a LOTTERY where you can win a free color portrait!
How to enter:
FAV this journal (you will automatically receive a number)
Comment this journal - with link on your character/fanart that you would like me to do if you win
You have to be my watcher ^^
*The lottery will end on August 17
Winner will receive a drawing from me like this:
3rd Contest: Crossover PoniesThe votes are in*, and our third contest theme is: Crossover Ponies!3rd Contest: Crossover Ponies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can either put the show's pony in another story universe, or bring a character from your favorite movie, TV show, game, comic, book, etc. into Equestria in pony form. Please include a link to the other source of the crossover (especially if it's not widely known).
The contest ends FEB. 15th 2013. Because most people have school and holiday time-soaks, you're getting a little more time to finish your entries.
1. You can enter as often as you like, however you will only win one prize.
2. You may use previously made plushies.
3. Entries must be your own work. You can NOT enter store bought plushies (including modified ones), or plushies you have commissioned from other artists.
4. You must be a member of this group to participate & vote.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Make sure "MLP Plushie Contest" is in the title of your submission.
2. Link to a picture of the pony you're updating.
3. Submit dire
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After my dear friend :iconaigue-marine: (and a lot of other people before) asked me, how I make my appliques, I thought: hey, you work at a costume with this appliques again. I can make a tutorial!
And here you see step by step how I make on a easy way all my appliques.
What do you need:
- paper, pencil and scissors (maybe a rubber)
- fabric and thread
- Interfacing /Interfacing doubl
The Big HP Groupwide 100 Theme Challenge - ON HOLDHello hello my dear friends, it's been a while! And unfortunately I'm not here to really fix things challenge-wise either I'm afraid that I'm stepping down from my position here at the wonderful HPC once more, this time permanently thanks to health reasons >.The Big HP Groupwide 100 Theme Challenge - ON HOLD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX! ... Because everyone smokes when they write big long important letters and shit that deviantART wont read. (we might get lucky?) Go compare the layout of dA now, to that of Flickr, or 500px or society6. And you'll agree with everything about to be said.Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A FIX FOR THE THUMBNAILS
Developed by rotane <-- Fucking hero
Go give him your thanks / love / llamas!
Please don't piss off your artists. For your sake.
Please don't forget our art keeps this site alive.
Please don't forget we have plenty of other sites to display our art.
Places where it is displayed more professionally and more orderly.
The fact this journal exists shows how much we love this site. Seriously.
Otherwise we'd deactivate and <i>
Homestuck Shimeji Master ListI hope this is okay to put here. I thought it would be relevant to our group ^_^Homestuck Shimeji Master List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most of these I gathered on my own. Another great list is here: http://nepeta.mozai.com/shimeji/ All the shimeji on that list are also listed here.
The first list set will all take you to the original source of the shimeji, NOT the direct download. Some of the download links are in the descriptions. The second list set is of direct downloads for shimeji with uncredited sources. If you know who they belong to, please let me know. ALWAYS credit your source when posting images of the shimeji!
If you know of a shimeji not on this list please let me know! I'm always trying to keep it updated and hunt for original sources. I know there's a lot more out there that I own or have seen but can't find the original links for so any help you have would be greatly appreciated!
Shimeji I'm on the hunt for again:
MileageHey guys,Mileage7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Week 2 helping students at CDA. I know I sound like a broken record telling students to slow down.
But we ( Kevin, Dan, and Esmerelda ) can't stress that enough. Really think out the marks that you put down.
You'll get to spend more time drawing and not fixing. When I sit down to help students, I ask them simple questions
and they always answer correctly. Example: Me: What view is the head in? Student: Side view. Slightly tilted
away. Me: Correct. So let's draw the base head. ( we go through the steps involved in drawing this view )
Me: Now what do we do next? Student: Draw the carpet shape to envelope the torso. Me: Right ( We go through
the steps ) Main point being that the student knows this stuff. Just needs to slow down.
Better slow and correct than fast and sloppy.
When you go to drawing workshops. It's better to draw slower in the beginning. Maybe
Why Your Renders Suck (Part 1)This article is so long, it's been split up into 2 parts, you can find Part 2 hereWhy Your Renders Suck (Part 1)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't forget to check the =3D Week Announcement= regularly for updates on events and contests, we've got a lot on this week!
Thank you to Nanaki-Murasaki for his efforts in helping write this!
Why Your Renders Suck and What you Can Do About It! (Part 1)
You can find Part 2 Here
This is the most important phase of your production and often the most neglected. Most of the worst renders completely skip this step and dive straight into disaster.
You are lacking a purpose and intended audience
Before even coming up with an idea, it's good to think to yourself "Who is the story for? Why am I doing this? What do I really want to do?". A lot of people skip this step, thinking it's unimportant, this usua
New deviantART Thumbnails - Thumb GridHello again, everyone!New deviantART Thumbnails - Thumb Grid2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Back in April we launched the new deviantART thumbnails to beta. Over the last few months we've received a great deal of feedback from the community on them. We're always working to ensure that we put out products that are best for our community, and so today we'd like to announce some new options being added to these thumbnails to give you the best browsing experience.
Very quickly, we'd like to recap what the New Thumbnails are, and the feedback we've received on them. We made the decision to change our thumbnails based on a multitude of factors. While the smaller thumbnails did their job, there's always a great deal of room for improvement as we move toward the future and look for better ways to present your art to the deviantART community, and the world.
To further this, we increased the size of the t
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Last year I visited a craft fair and discovered in the paper decoration / paper crafting a super great new material.
Maybe some of you know it.
But here in german Cosplay scene, and perhaps also for many other countries it's really a novelty.
It can be used for paper decoration, for gemstones, paint and much more.
In this tutorial I made a kind of decoration for costumes versions/ setting f
Contest Angels - WINNERSI would like to thank everyone who participated in my contest!Contest Angels - WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And to say that those who did not win, that please do not feel sad! That's a healthy competition, other contest will provide an opportunity for everyone!
Prizes will be delivered shortly, please be patient!
The winners are:
1 place: 2 place: 3 place:
4 place: 5 place:
Congratulations to the winners!
Thank you to everyone else who participated and made this contest a success!
Works that fill our eyes!(Final)The year is ending ... My way to thank the artists, is show a little of what they do!!!!Works that fill our eyes!(Final)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"No great artist sees things as they really are. Otherwise cease to be an artist."
How to be a good subject for your photographer!You should try to:How to be a good subject for your photographer!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Instantly listens to quick prompts / direction.
- Be open to any critique mid or after shoots!
- Have a decent understanding of what the photographer is looking at (light/framing)
- Pose naturally and (if in Cosplay) act in character .
- Be confident for the duration of the shoot.
- Avoid being self concious.
- Be aware of the direction of light (to avoid unflattering shadows, etc)
- Loosen up! Literally. Shake your limbs and relax your muscles from time to time.
- Avoid squinting. If the sun is too bright you will naturally squint. Close your eyes and ask the photographer to do a count down.
- Throw ideas at your photographer. Be creative.
So there you go.. If you want to make life incredibly easy for your photographer try and nail the above points.
While I'm shooting I need 100% trust from my subject. I also can't have anyone disagreeing with my requests however odd they are (unless I ask em to do something dangerous, lol).
This completely breaks my creative flow
Random Awesomenes!Submission rules -Contest Donators - Affiliates news -Index BlogRandom Awesomenes!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
.EVERYTIME I DECLINED and DON'T EXPLAIN WY, ITS BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE WRONG FOLDER.
Cassie and Tonk. by ChasingArtwork Trick-or-treat! by CupQuakeTime344
Oh My Khaleesi by koloromuj Just Around The Bend by FlewDesigns
CARRION CREEPERS by totmoartsstudio2 Aehve's Fountain by SWKerr Aengus by lunarlunatic
Exploring Art 37: Does your muse have adhd?Hello friends. I am here to discuss a serious problem.Exploring Art 37: Does your muse have adhd?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Adhd in Muses.
You see, this is something that rarely goes diagnosed, much less treated, but it is a situation we all know. You are there, working hard. Your muse is leaning over your shoulder offering words of encouragement, and then... suddenly..
"Yes, yes that's looking wonderful, just a line to the left no-SHINEY! TENTACLES! BUTTERFLIES! WE SHOULD SCULPT! I KNOW I KNOW CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFT FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAM! HEY YOU HAVENT DONE OIL PAINTING EVER, WE SHOULD START NOW! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
There you sit, gazing in wide eyed startlement as your once refined, elegant inspiration flings itself in a frenzy around the room leaving a trail of art supplies in it's wake. We've all been there, but I am here to say.. you are not alone. There is help.
The first step is to contain the muse. This may not be easily done, but I have found constructing a cage of colored pencils that have been taped together with artist's duck tape works wonders o
so about those featuresholy hell that was aaa lot of suggestionsso about those features8 months ago in Personal More Like This
as such i will have to change the approach to features
1 i will feature 10 at a time, with each being followed up by what i liked about the artist's work
i will pause on the next suggestions journal till i get the suggestions from this one out of the way
but as i plan on this ti be a somewhat long term thing, have no fears we will be doing this quite often
Stock FeatureStock Feature2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope everyone is enjoying fall so far.This my Favorite part of the year, and I think it has the best holidays.As everyone is getting ready to make new pieces this fall, inspired by the season, I know we ae all looking for those perfect stock pieces. here are a few stocks I have admired and some even used over the past couple years. I hope you guys find some pieces you can out to good use here!
Swirl-1 by mjranum-stock shaman I by LialiaD-stock
Classical Grecian 19 by chirinstock Mountainscape With Lake by Burtn What a wonderful world by LucieG-Stock
Realm of Possibilities: SuperhumanRealm of Possibilities: Superhuman1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Realm of Possibilities: Superhuman
Naga by armandeo64
Foreword by techgnotic
Our guest editorialist, the nameless one, founder of Realm-of-Fantasy is known on DeviantArt as alltheoriginalnames and he is the Keeper of the Realm—that Realm being the renowned Realm of Fantasy Group, the largest fantasy and science fiction group curation on the web. He is the Administrator for poseraddicts, a dA group for 3D artists and the founder of Creationarium. The editors of
The Big Stock Pack FeatureThe Big Stock Pack Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please always read & respect de terms of the stock providers
All Gallerys and Sub Gallerys Pls read..Please save this journal link for future reference before submitting your work as 70% are sent to the wrong folder, Thanks.All Gallerys and Sub Gallerys Pls read..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Main stock gallery.
Nude Stock Gallery.
Blood n Gore Gallery .
PNG and 3D Stock Gallery.
Premade Background Stock.
[Bullet; Green] Bits n Bobs Stock.
[Bullet; Green] Textures and Tutorials.
[Bullet; Purple]Dark Fantasy Written Gallery's
[Bullet; Purple] Dark Fantasy Poetry
[Bullet; Purple] Dark Fantasy Stories and Chapters
[Bullet; Purple] Dark Fantasy Lyrics
[Bullet; Purple] Dark Fantasy Prose
[Bullet; Purple] Dark Fantasy Visual Poetry
[Bullet; Red] Vampire art Gallery's
[Bullet; Red] Vampire Manipulations
[Bullet; Red] Vampire Digital
[Bullet; Red] Vampire Traditional
[Bullet; Red] Vampire Photos
[Bullet; Blue] Gothic Ar