How to Make an Idea for Manga Drawingcheck out this VIDEO, and play the idea game with me! This technique is fun and easy, and can give you so many ideas for stories, characters, creatures, scenes, etc!How to Make an Idea for Manga Drawing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you PRE-ORDER the book because first ones to do so, are in for awesome prizes!
FAQ here: http://mistiqarts.deviantart.com/journal/Frequently-Asked-Questions-460270442
New Complete Lesson Video!Watch this complete narrated lesson, about differences and tricks to drawing male and female manga faces and switching them by using an experiment. This is a New year present from me to you, with a special announcement in the end!New Complete Lesson Video!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Airbrush tips/advice?I've been debating and debating on whether to get one or not, finally decided to get one.Airbrush tips/advice?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My question to you all is which airbrush do you prefer, which are good? What to avoid kind of thing.
Also any advice once you have one!'
Any help is appreciated! thanks!
That Green Eyed MonsterI’m not afraid to admit that I have been jealous of fellow artists. Jealous of their skill, their handling of material, their ability to make whatever they were doing “work,” and even jealous of their recognition. But, while jealousy can be a good motivator to push yourself harder, it can eat away at your self-esteem and damage your work. I got the initial idea to write an article about this after reading a news article about Florida artist Maximo Caminero. Caminero was arrested last week after smashing a vase part of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s exhibition in Pérez Art Museum Miami… in the gallery. For those of you unfamiliar with Ai Wei Wei:That Green Eyed Monster2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wei Wei, born 18 May 1957 in Beijing, is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism. – Wikipedia
Wei Wei is also was held in jail on the false charge of “tax evasion” i
Monster High customization FAQSince many of you fellow watchers have asked me what materials do I use to paint the Monster High dolls, here are few tips and winks for you to start your very own MH custom doll. :3Monster High customization FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please note that these are only the methods what I use and what I've learned from reading tutorials and discussing about these with other MH doll repainters. Methods do vary depending on people and their working methods and materials what they want to use. I've painted Asian Balljointed Dolls from year 2006, and whatever I use to paint resin, I use to paint MH dolls as well.
Please, be cautious to use anything with oil or acetone on it! Oil is very bad for resin, and just to be extra careful with these small and fragile MH dolls, please try not to use anything which has oil or acetone in it. :3
What to use to removed the factory paint?
♥ I use acetone free nailpolish remover and a cotton pad to take the factory paint off. After I have cleaned the head and limbs from the factory paint, I
CURSE KEEPERSCURSE KEEPERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Countless warriors and exorcists have been lost attempting to cleanse the land of the many curses that fell to earth with the meteor Wormwood. Survival is difficult where hexes riddle the land like living things. Slowly they have come to realize that there is no final triumph over this darkness – when a cursed being dies, the curse always finds a new host over time, and its power is multiplied.
The beings now known as Curse Keepers were once the original guardians of the land. Having failed in their duty, their descendants are devoted to redeeming themselves. Living hundreds, sometimes thousands of years, many have nobly sacrificed their lives by becoming host to a curse for as long as possible. Others keep guard over human cities.
Steeling themselves against despair and corruption, some solitary Keepers wander the wilderness. Some, regretting their self-imposed exile, disguise themselves and infiltrate society again. When
HELPFUL HINT #2 - HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PET PROJECTWant to improve your drawing skills - maybe even finish a project, like a graphic novel of a comic, but you're too bsy with work or school? There's a simple solution to this common problem. I learned it from a friend - a well-known Hollywood screenwriter:HELPFUL HINT #2 - HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PET PROJECT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have to work on your project every day - HOWEVER - limit it to one hour. That's right. Just one hour a day. And to do this, steal an hour in the morning by starting your day just one hour earlier. And devote 60 minutes to your artwork. You'll find that the consistency of doing it every day - even if it's only for an hour - will result in real progress. A few months passes, and before you know it, you're done. That's how my screenwriter-friend was able to complete two projects at the same time.
Remember - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAGE COUNT. What do I mean by that? Simply that it doesn't matter if, one week, you end up with only 2 pages of good material, or 5 pages, just keep adding those pages!
Most people work in spur
SPECIES | COMPASSOCompassoSPECIES | COMPASSO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ever feel like you've lost direction in your life? Don't know where you are, where you're going, or where you're supposed to be? Then you are a perfect candidate for a Compasso!
What are Compasso?
Compasso are creatures born from those who are lost. Their one purpose is to help their host find what they need to find!
What they need to find? Like a lost pair of shoes?
No!! Go find those yourself! Compasso are meant to find what a person may not even realize they need or are looking for. Things like a sense of purpose, friendship, love, revenge... You get the idea!
Well how the hell do they do that?
Great question! Compasso are born with an innate sense of direction. While they may not realize what they are helping a person find, they do know the general idea of where to go to achieve it. Their job is to guide a person to that goal, so it involves a little give and tak
MEMEs from my life #6Wow, I'm getting addicted to turning my general rants and silliness about my real life into MEMEs.MEMEs from my life #61 year ago in Personal More Like This
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This time I'll start with a quote which my economy teacher dropped on me the other day. (He's hilarious and doesn't always know what he's saying. You can't even hate him.)
HOW TO DRAW AN ANIME BODYHere's a short video I thought you would enjoy. It shows the principles of drawing the anime body in a profile. Please leave a comment by the video. Hope you like it! We upload a new one every Friday, so you might want to subscribe to my Youtube Channel.HOW TO DRAW AN ANIME BODY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NYC POKEMON XY LAUNCH! + OTHER STUFFUPDATE 3 : Unrelated, but if anyone has a spare SANDSTORM or MONSOON Vivillon, I would definitely like to trade you! Please post your FC if you can ;;;NYC POKEMON XY LAUNCH! + OTHER STUFF2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE 2 : MY FC LIST IS NEARLY FULL. I am currently trying to fit people as best as I can (within the 100 FCs limit) and some will be pruned off based on safari content and etc.
UPDATE: I AM BACK AND GOT MY POKEMON X GAME. I may later buy version Y but that is still up in the air
I met a couple of dA people and surprisingly, Jwittz! I was tweeting that I was going to NYC and apparently he was in the area as well! We eventually met up and chilled for a few minutes. We took very asian selfies and drew each other Pokemons
And this is the free stuff (+game and my 3DS) from the event~
Expect some XY game-related sketches/art in the next few weeks along with nuzlocke stuff! So far it's been a ton of fun hehehe
All I really want for xmasIs to fill the friking pokemon safari people!!! I need more friend in pokemon Y, so, if you are still playing, would you mind adding me as friend?All I really want for xmas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My friend code is 0576-4045-3673
so go ahead, leave me you friend code down here and lets fill that fricking safari!!!
Im also looking for
if anyone has one of this and doesnt want it anymore, contact me plz, I can give you something for it (maybe a free drawing if you like)
stay tuned people, new year is coming, and new things will come with it
A deviant's Guide to the Chinese LanguageThe Chinese language: a topic that is unfamiliar in Western culture and is yet undoubtedly present within it. Though my research into the topic has been minimal, I think my position as part of a bilingual family grants me the right to shed some light on a few of its quirks – starting, of course, with the very basics. The intention of this rather lengthy journal is not to teach you Chinese, but to give you an idea of what you'd face if you decided to learn it; note that a more apt but less elegant title for this blog entry would probably be 'Why Chinese is far too complicated for its own good (and a few reasons why it's not)'.A deviant's Guide to the Chinese Language2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This first point is more of a clarification for the rest of the journal than anything else: Dialects. Admittedly there is some disagreement as to whether this is the correct terminology to use, since the individual 'dialects' could be considered languages in their own right. Whatever the case, Mandarin is the official one
Do Machines Think?Hello Guys!Do Machines Think?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been more than a year since I wrote my last journal.
I'll be quick this time, because I can't wait to read your opinions about these questions:
1. What is 'thinking' for you?
2. Do machines 'think'?
3. What differs their 'thinking' from ours?
I really appreciate your opinions and answers.
I will not debate with you, I'm the empty bottle here
Thank you very much!
Dolling 101 (Or.. Dolling for Beginners)Dolling 101 (Or.. Dolling for Beginners)4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello, welcome to Dolling 101! We'll be going over all the basics that every beginner doller should know. There's a lot, so let's get to it!
Lesson 1: Terminology/Vocabulary
What is a Doll?
It might help to begin this article by telling you what you're reading about! A doll, or as we call them on DeviantArt, Digital Dolls, are small graphics, usually pixel-art, of people and characters. People create these by taking a base body another person has made, and creating art on it - designing clothes and hair, and turning the blank template into whatever kind of character they can imagine.
I will go over dolls more in detail, but that's the very basic description. Please, read on!
What is a Base?
Bases! You're probably familiar with this term. That's right, those pixel line-arts of bald/naked people that
Original Species: Crowned EyesUpdated FAQ ovo/Original Species: Crowned Eyes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Crowned Eyes are an Open Species, you can make one, you don't have to ask. Just make sure to read everything before you make one!
Crowned Eyes are immortals with the ability to share a life time with a human. The marking on their heads is red when they have bonded to a human, and when their human dies, they lose their immortality and also die. Why would they do this? Well, for one, not everyone wants to live forever. Secondly, they can't use any of their powers unless they do so.
They are bonded to a human when a human touches their symbol on their head. As of now, there is no way to break the bond.
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+ On each arm, from elbow down, the skin color is black
+ Their Lost Eye holds all their memories they have gotten throughout their life. But even still, they can forget things, but if they wish to remember what happened, they can al
Info on my tutorials and patternsSorry, people, but I'm done.Info on my tutorials and patterns1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm asked this question too often, so I decided to write a post about materials used in my tutorials.
WHERE TO BUY XXX ONLINE?
Dear people, 99% of my materials are bought locally, and I cannot say where you could find the same online! Before asking me try to ask Google, as because English is not my first, I always check what Google shows for the keywords I provide to be sure it's a right thing.
I usually state in my tutorials that you should look for what best suits you, you may search for a substitutes, because in the most cases there is no that one and only "wonderful" stuff that gives you exactly the result you need! A lot still depends on your skills and hands though. I usually do a certain amount of research on my materials before using them, I know their qualities, pros and cons - dear people, there is no easy way, you MUST do that too!
A really good stuff that I could remember buying online is Apoxie Sculpt. But I'm still asked WHERE TO BUY IT ONLINE
[CLOSED+WINNER] Adopt Raffle 01- INKFOX THE RAFFLE IS CLOSED[CLOSED+WINNER] Adopt Raffle 01- INKFOX1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hiii \;//v//;/ <3 <3
Forgive me for the late ;//v//;/ ( I wasn't in my home x°D )
Thanks a lot for the love and all the comment in this Journal T////T we are so happy and touched ;__; <3 <3 THANKS!!!
The winner of this raffle is.... :iconserendipiter: waaaah *//v//* I'm so happy for you ;//u//;!!! <3 <3 <3
Now Staccatos will choose her fav InkFox then the other will be put on sale ;//u//; <3 ( maybe in some hours because now in my country is night x°D I'll make a poll *v*)
Thanks a lot again for all support T///T <3 <3 SEE YOU SOON IN THE NEXT RAFFLE *U*
feel free to remove the journal from fav if you want ;u; <3 <3
Our first raffle with this account T///u///T <3 <3 yeeeh :iconlazydanceplz:
This time with my closed species 'InkFox' \;//v//;/ I almost finished their guide ( I hope to upload
Monster High Doll Clothes and Shoe experimentsI have a nice sized monster high collection...but sometimes I get frustrated that they don't sell more of the clothes and shoes separate (I have the day at the maul pack and all 4 scream uniform packs). I realize they're releasing more fashion packs (such as the club outfits) but sometimes I don't like the style or quality and want something different.Monster High Doll Clothes and Shoe experiments4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have read things on shoes that fit monster high dolls, but they are very limited and sometimes not very correct (For example: I have not found any liv doll shoes that fit monster high dolls).
So here we go...
On shoes for monster high dolls:
1/16 Blythe doll shoes can fit MH dolls as long as they're not tall like boots; they are created for dolls with flat feet whereas MH dolls have angled feet. (I bought a white and black pair of tennis shoes, they are adorable but the doll cannot stand in them)
Winx doll club boots are not quite long enough in the foot, but look good for frontal displaying (MH doll's heels poke out the back, but not
Posable Art Doll Commissions (CLOSED)Please read this whole journal before contacting me!Posable Art Doll Commissions (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can order a custom, handmade, one of a kind creature or character of your very own!
Info about my Dolls: I make dolls that are made with a "boned" posable steel wire armature. Boned meaning that its leg joints are anatomically correct, the bones create proper placement of joints in the arms and legs. The armature allows for realistic posing. These 'bones' also make the armature very sturdy. I use steel wire to ensure it does not break like aluminum wire does. I sculpt, paint and varnish the head and feet of each doll using Super Sculpey. Then the clay is painted with acrylics and sealed with varnish. I use matte varnish on the majority of the sculpt, I only use gloss varnish around the eyes, nose and mouth to add a more realistic look. I use all kinds of eyes for dolls. For larger dolls I can paint glass eyes which seem to follow you. For all doll sizes, I can make hand painted po
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenBrian Kesinger: Character Driven1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
Evangelion Cosplay Photoshoot + Extra Photos!Do you have a question for us?Evangelion Cosplay Photoshoot + Extra Photos!8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you ask, kindly check out our Frequently Asked Questions page!
Evangelion Photoshoot Info
As I've mentioned in my past journal entries, El rosiael flew home from the UK and that always means lots of cosplay projects. It's been about a year since I was given the honor of being invited to one of their shoots (by Dianne DiAnkh), and I've always been thankful for that opportunity. I love the friends I've made in the Vongola Famiglia Omertà.
We've been quite productive the productive bunch since she came back about a month ago. Our first project for this year is a Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplay photoshoot. (No plugsuits yet, but perhaps you'll see them in the hopefully-not-so-distant future.)
That series is a classic, so truth be told, we were rather scared about attempting it. Especially El rosiael and Chi angstxiety who were to portray Asuka and Rei, r
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.
Do you want collaborate in my Hentai Fanzine?.Hello every one and all the followers, in this moment I´m working in my new Hentai Fanzine Pirates VS Ninjas 3, a Hentai crossover of One Piece and Naruto. I want sell it in the next "Salon del Manga", a big Manga Event in Barcelona (Spain) the next October. In this new Book I want put a small section of international Collaborators that love One Piece, Naruto and the hentai, I know that here, in Deviantart, there are a lot of amazing authors so I would be very happy if anyone wants to collaborate.Do you want collaborate in my Hentai Fanzine?.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Salon del Manga of 2011 I sold 250/300 books of the Pirates Vs Ninjas series, I think that is a good oportunity for show your work to the Spanish people.
(I´m not the guy in the photo, He was my friend)
If you send to me a ilustration and finally I put it in the Fanzine, I will send to your ho