In Japan: Once you fall, you end up looking upWhen I was asked what're my major accomplishments in life, I was quiet for a long time. I've always been the person who never stuck with anything that required hard work or dedication. Like my first job, which only lasted 2 days. Or my 1 and a half year animation course, which I quit after half a year. Needless to say, I couldn't think of concrete things like winning awards or even finishing anything.In Japan: Once you fall, you end up looking up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That was when I realized what I was most proud of.
For what it's worth, I'm proud to be following my mangaka dreams and pursuing it in Japan. I may not be a doctor, a lawyer or something that one can be easily proud of, or something proven with a diploma which I think my parents had hoped for. But I believe in this dream and I'm happy to be following it.
I know many people who have the same aspirations, and some give up before even trying, and some succeed with out even having to come all the way here. But I know I need this. That's why, despite having to separate from a happy comfortable
Are you F-ing SERIOUS!? KUROKO NO BASUKE EVENT INNAMJA TOWN!!! That is in Ikebukuro, Japan!!! FUUUUUUUUUDGE!!!!!!Are you F-ing SERIOUS!? KUROKO NO BASUKE EVENT IN4 years ago in Personal More Like This
All details here: http://www.namja.jp/news/kurobas/
There's gonna be kuroko no basuke themed food, goods and you can even take a picture with the character in those sticker picture machines!!! AAAAAAAAAAA!!!
this event is from July - September only! C'mon people get your passports and visa ready!!
OMG I JUST EXPLODED!
SPREAD THE WORD! ((\(>A
Our first contest- win a premium! ONE MORE DAY:iconexplodelaplz:That’s right, it’s finally time for our inaugural contest! :iconexplodelaplz:Our first contest- win a premium! ONE MORE DAY4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest runs from the 16th of March until midnight on the 17th of May.
What do you have to do?
Design us a mascot pony! Yes, it’s really that simple!
For the record, it was HaterzGonnaHatez who came up with the idea- head over to her page and give her some love.
What are the guidelines?
She MUST be a girl! This isn’t Equestria-Boys, after all
She can be any kind of pony, whether unicorn, pegasus or even alicorn!
You can only enter ONCE, so do do your best!
You must provide a clear idea of what she looks like- after all, it’s hard to judge if she can be a good mascot if I can’t see her cutie mark or any other distinctive features!
You don’t have to provide a backstory or character bio, just a picture; of co
Resources/Advice - Anatomy and PosesPreviously: Heads and Faces and Stuff to Listen to While DrawingResources/Advice - Anatomy and Poses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting off, we have my all time favorites!
Simplifying the figure: This is my very favorite anatomy deviation and I still come back to it when I need to amp myself up for drawing some anatomies. It’s just so simplified yet still accurate! It makes breaking down the body into simple shapes easier to understand. When I start working out a person’s anatomy, this is what they’ll look like, because details get in the way at that point and structure and form are what’s important to get down.
Muscles: One of the best resources on the internet for anatomy is
where I get my fursuit making crap(my tummy hurts and I cannot sleep so here, have a helpful journal)where I get my fursuit making crap2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are all the places I go, and they all have great customer service that makes me feel like a welcome customer every time I come back.
LEDs pre-rigged for use for eyes http://www.herestohaunting.ecrater.com/
hair for manes and such ("braiding hair" is the most tangle free they sell) http://www.ikickshins.net/bulk.php
claws, hooves and paw pads http://www.dreamvisioncreations.com/apps/webstore/
extra long fur http://www.nftech.com/products.html
other fur http://mendels.com/Fake-Fur-c-3/
realistic eye blanks http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23376
clay for horns and teeth (light weight, shatterproof, seal with acrylic to water proof) http://www.paperclay.com/product.htm
foam (I use the HD36-R) http://www.thefoamfactory.com/opencellfoam/opencellfoam.html
BONUS - glue gun type I rely on since it is so great for fine detail and generally not making a globby mess of everything http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ad
You want to make a Flash Dress Up Game?But you're not entirely familiar with Flash? WELL FEAR NOT! Deviantart supplies A VAST AMOUNT OF TUTORIALS from people who know and have some fair amount of understanding of what to do.You want to make a Flash Dress Up Game?5 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'll help you get started by supplying some information and also recommending a couple very nice and informative tutorials about Flash. Plus don't be discouraged if you suck at drawing in Flash, I provided a fair amount of information for an alternative solution at the end!
What you need:
- Flash* (any kind of Flash where you can write Action Script 2.0... NOT Action Script 3.0, these tutorials cover AS 2.0. Flash is not a free program (legally). You can obtain Flash at Adobe.com.)
*If you're wondering what kind of Flash I use, I'll tell you. I use a super old school Flash that does the job juuust fine. It's called Macromedia Flash MX, also known as "Flash 6.0 r25" Yuuuup, really old. I've had it since junior year in high school (approx. 5 years). I have Flash Pro
Ahri Cosplay - Tails TutorialHi again loves!Ahri Cosplay - Tails Tutorial3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So sorry it's taken me so long to post on here for the next section on the Ahri cosplay. I have already done a tutorial on her sleeves, skirt and her top. I started her tails first and finished them last because well, they were rather frustrating, and I am in the process of reworking them. Once I completely finish my rework on her tails, I will post another how to!
As always, the pictures will be numbered ;3
What you will need:
*At the very minimum you will need 2 yards of white fake fur. I am lucky enough to have an enormous fabric place called Fabric Depot which has it's own section for fake furs! I got one that was long, straight, soft and beautiful! Fake fur can be pretty spendy, I got mine for 29.99 a yard (1)
*Firm Foam (I cut mine appropriately) (2)
*Stuffed animal stuffing
*Industrial Strength Velcro
*Some fabric or a small belt.
*Some hot glue and a hot glue gun
*Some (preferably) white velcro
First you will decide how large you want your t
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
DisneyDreamers Secret Santa 2013: LAST CALLDisneyDreamers Secret Santa 2013: LAST CALL2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
DeviantArtist Questionnaire1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?DeviantArtist Questionnaire6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
2. What does your username mean?
It doesn't mean anything really. It was just random. xD
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Nice, intuitive and crazy lol xD
4. Are you left or right handed?
5. What was your first deviation?
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Digital Art, OMG
8. What was your first favourite?
9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Traditional Art, Digital Art, Photography, etc
10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Some art/webcomic adviceI got this really thoughtful question on my tumblr a week or two ago in regards to art/webcomics:Some art/webcomic advice1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Hello K-bo, I Have been aspiring to be a webcomic artist much like yourself for a long time. Viewing your artwork and your achievements inspire me to reach out for my dreams. I wasn't able to see you at Fan Expo this year so I wasn't able to ask you this in person. I feel like I'm at a point where I'm comfortable enough with my art and style to start a webcomic... but I have no idea where to start... Do you have any advice? Thank you!"
I wanted to share my answer with you guys since it might be relevant to your interests. I hope at least some of it is useful to you. Here goes...
"First off, that’s awesome and I’m honored to have inspired you in any way. You should be very proud of yourself for being ready and willing to start this journey.
Now this is a pretty bro
TRADE INFOAre you interested in art trade? Please, read the rules...TRADE INFO4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- I prefere to exchange ACEO cards.
- I reserve the right to decline any requests that I feel they won't suit me or it's not my cup of tea to draw.
- Pictures I draw for you are only for your personal use, not commercial use!
- I reserve the right to use my part of trade in future artbooks.
- Please be patient, I always try to do my best and sometimes I need more time (beacuse of my school and family).
- For realistic drawing I need high quality photo.
- Please, no beginners using bases and so, I prefere intermediate artists with own style and own ideas.
- If you are asking me for a trade, you have to be my watcher. I have no idea why should I do trade with anyone who doesn't like my art enough to watch me. In case that I ask you about a trade, you don't have to be my watcher ^__~
- I will want to get original of your picture (I like to collect them ^^)
- I will probably ask you to draw my OC Lonette:
Chubby Cherry InterviewY'all wonna hear Cherry talk about album related business?Chubby Cherry Interview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one's a quick discussion about the album and this one's about Jenny.
I love you Cherry.
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?Join a SOPA and PIPA debate4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.Spread the word! Please this journal so more people see it. If this journal gets 100 's in the first 24 hours it's posted, I will add 500 points to the total prize pool!November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you read that right. Look over to the right there. See that? Notice how you can add journals to your 's now? That's how we're doing it from here on out. Make a folder in your faves collection for journals if you'd like, but I really need all y'all help in getting the word out there.
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
---== THE NOVEMBER LINEART CONTEST ==---
Well, seems there wasn't that much of a competition on this one. According to a recent poll the color-me-club members seem to be quite interested in hosting a month around Mythical Creatures.
Hey, isn't that the stu
TJ and Amal Volume 2 ON SALE!TJ and Amal Volume 2 is ON SALE as of midnight EST September 20, 2012!TJ and Amal Volume 2 ON SALE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can pick it up in three different versions:
1. Regular edition
2. Signed & sketched edition
3. Wanderlust edition - comes with signature & sketch, mailable postcards, and a free mp3 download for a song custom-made for the comic!
If you want to pick up Volume 1 and Volume 2 at the same time, there's a bundle package available with $5.00 off the cover price.
Check it out at http://tjandamal.bigcartel.com.
Cosplay Comp HiatusSo let me explain myself a bit here.Cosplay Comp Hiatus3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past few cons I have been avidly participating in the cosplay competitions. I found a sense of joy in showing off my costume to a large audience. It also gave me a chance to be on stage again which was really nice since I haven't been able to do so since an injury when I was younger. It brought back so old memories and I really did love it.
At Animarathon 2012 I won my first award for craftsmanship. It was a complete shock to me considering I really didn't feel I deserved it, but a confidence boost nonetheless. I have recently had a lot of fun competing and have really enjoyed the friends I've made and the feedback I've recieved. It has helped me grow as a cosplayed and improve my talents. However....as of the last two conventions this hasn't been the case.
I seem to have hit a slump. I have an abnormal obsession with winning. And it's not sitting well with me. A good friend of mine once said, " it's not about winning, and the day it becomes
Friends Feature XV: DIGITAL ARTThis entry is dedicated to all the wonderful digital artists I watch!Friends Feature XV: DIGITAL ART4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb267888662:Shota mierdas by Shariin
angela-delex-maris by kurimutu
Aragorn by sakimichanLegolas by mixed-blessingCompanions in the Dark by ValaSedai
Forest Corridor by ValaSedai
Capt. by Eun-su:thumb267489378:
So, I heard you have a tumblr?I do.So, I heard you have a tumblr?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess I got broken in a way and in a moment of total weakness, I made an account :iconotlplz: YES.
Because I have all the time on the world that can be spent browsing the web and have nothing better to do, than spending it on the internetz *self-sarcasm test complete*
If tumblr turns out to become a hungry time-consuming beast, that is nomming my life away, I won't hesitate to shut it down, though.
So this is it >
nothing great.... there are just a few sketches there... I'll stick to that for a while. I still signed in only to watch and follow, anyway.
It's Contest Time (yes seriously)It's December, sure six days in, but its time for cold weather, snow, hurricane type winds (where i live) and people going insane for Xbox 360s at walmart.It's Contest Time (yes seriously)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
i was really hoping to get a job to give out some nice prizes, but instead i will be giving out points. As well as some art, with i hope is okay
Since it's december, we will have a holiday based theme. If you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kawanza, you are welcome to include that in your entry. It can be either the gang hanging out at home, or enjoying playing in the snow, it just needs something Christmas-y in it or any other holiday celebrated in December.
Keep it PG
OCS ARE OKAY. Limit is two though, we wanna keep this more ben 10.
1st Place- 100 points
A short flash animation about 12 seconds. In full detail with color and everything. For example it will be as long as it takes for ben to turn into fourarms.
A Full Color Image, up to five characters.
And a personalized gif image.
Discounted Old AdoptsComment on this journal to claim.Discounted Old Adopts6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Camel is 25, Chocoraptor is 15
#1 is 20
All are 15
#5 is 5
#1, 4, and 5 are open. 1 and 5 are 15, 4 is 25[Points]
Bookmark Deer 10-14 Auctions (CLOSED) by PropwashAdopts #2 and 3 are each 50[Points] Each
Sabrina and NYCC scheduleSabrina comes out this week. Wednesday. One day away. The long road to release is almost here. I hope you get a chance to pick it up and I hope you enjoy it. A bunch of advance reviews went online today and they were all really favorable.Sabrina and NYCC schedule1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you are at NYCC this week, I'll be doing some signings. I won't have a table of my own, but you can catch me at the booths of my publishers:
I'll be signing at the Archie booth 2-3pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I'll also being signing at the Dynamite booth Friday 3-4. I did the cover art for Dynamite's Army of Darkness Convention Invasion special, which also comes out this Wednesday(Busy week for me!)
I think there may be an IDW signing(s) for me as well, but I'm not sure of days/times yet. There's usually a signing schedule posted at the booths.
I'll try to update my twitter when I know about signings, so follow me for more info. Actually, I post art/sketches
Sailor Moon printHello!! For those of you who expressed their interest in this piece below,Sailor Moon print3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm taking preorders here:
Wow...Whatever I had kicked my ass. Though I've been feeling stronger for the past few days, I still have issues with my voice and mucus (eww).Wow...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The only drawings I ever did the whole time was when i was sketching at the immediate care clinic. I'll scan them once I get all my junk off the scanner.
How've you been doing? Hope all is well with you.