Clay Works FAQ - UpdatedI haven't been playing with clays for that long, but I hope this can also serve as a little small tip/ guides for anyone who's hoping to try making clay figures. Please note that this FAQ is mostly intended for working with coloured clays and it's more or less just a beginner's guide.Clay Works FAQ - Updated2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If this doesn't answer your questions, feel free to ask here.
Q: What are your figures made of?
A: I used Sculpey III and Fimo oven-hardening polymer clay mostly, sometimes I used Sculpey Premo too. They don't tend to leave cracks at all and has a lot of colours, very handy.
Q: Do I have to get a lot of different coloured clays to get the colours right?
A: Nope, get these colours and you are pretty much good on anything: White (you need a LOT of this), black, red, blue, yellow and green.
I bought myself a multi-coloured Sculpey pack and I almost never use 90% of the colours anyway... It's always better to mix your own colour. Always remember the colours tend to darken after baking so you'd w
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:iconfancystupidfoxplz: Happy New Year! Wish you all much happiness, adventure and knowledge in 2012!
There is something about typography that is just awesome. The combination, use and placement of words/language is something we see in everyday design and should be appreciated as an art form. So to spread the love of Typography, here are some amazing typographic pieces you should all check out:
:thumb23234837: :thumb166787426: Typography 2 Typeface by dRoop Evolution of Typography by SilverThornz :thumb105099481: typography diseases 3 by chuckTHEchick Got a Light by DesertViper I emotion you Typography by il6amo7a-Q8 Typography Desktop by BlackHug Hello Monday by DrewDahlman
More on Typography
Comic Sans Criminal: http://www.comicsanscriminal.com/
We Love Typography: http://welo
FFF series issue 13You wonder what's with the weird title? Yep, I thought I should submit with sta.sh instead of my journal, and of course, it was the famous 30 character limit again. Nevermind, I've heard that it will change soon. I'm back again with the series. And from now on, the series will come out semimonthly instead of each week. It gives me more time to dig up new goodies and collect resources and news. And you'll not be tired of the squirrel and her instant chattering. At least I hope so The fractal artists here never disappoint, it's a constant stream of lovely beauties into the fractal gallery. Let us dive into them, shall we?FFF series issue 133 years ago in Personal More Like This
Piercing Pagoda by GypsyHCreepy by SuicideBySafetyPinFE Stripes. by CopperColourDuality by Jimpan197303112011 by AMichelSwoon by FractalEuphoriaE T H E R E A L by Translucent-Image:thumb266688395:The Party Streamer by hyperblade416Snowmansland by ulliroyal:thumb26640558
Species in Katinkas UniverseSpecies in Katinka´s UniverseSpecies in Katinkas Universe2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cats that are from Silver-Star. They can have any Color.
Some of them have Horns, so they are related to the Horned Tribe from Planet Genesis.
Some of them have two or three Tails and share Tripletail- or Twintail-Blood.
Some of the Silver-Star Cats have a Star on their Vorehead. Those Markings are inherited from a very old Species, that once lived on Paneruga. The Star Markings can also be found on other Parts of their Fur.
The Fur can have any Markings, like Spots or Stripes in any Form. They can also have Markings of Curl-Furs or the Tail of an Alien-Tail. Some are related to Cresteds, that once lived on Paneruga.
Dogs that are from Golden-Star. They can have any Color and Size.
Some of them have Horns, so they are related to the Horned Tribe from Planet Genesis.
Some of them have two or three Tails and share Tripletail- or Twintail-Blood.
Some of the Golden-Star Dogs have a Star on their Vorehead. Tho
Katinka - All CharactersMy favourite Characters and Characters you should use for Contests are marked with a Paw PrintKatinka - All Characters11 months ago in Personal More Like This
From Silver-Star and Golden-Star
From Planet Genesis
CharacterBoard - The Silvermoon Wolves by JB-Pawstep CharacterBoard - The horned Tribe by JB-Pawstep CharacterBoard - The Hunters under the Golden Sun by JB-Pawstep CharacterBoard - Others from Planet Genesis by JB-Pawstep CharacterBoard - The Ungulata by JB-Pawstep Character Board -The Griffins by JB-Pawstep
From Between - and Under World
CharacterBoard - Between and Underworld by JB-Pawstep
CharacterBoard - The Skyfangs by JB-Pawstep CharacterBoard - Moonycorns by JB-Pawstep Terradons by JB-Pawstep Griffins of Cogitatio by JB-Pawstep Ground Hunters by JB-Pawstep
Need to continue with marking my Characters here:
ChiWarriors by JB-Pawstep
Bluestar's Prophecy episode 1It's done, however things went horribly wrong while editing so it's not exactly the perfect quality. :c Ive been rendering all day AND NIGHT so now I just want to sleep ok zzzzBluestar's Prophecy episode 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
My sprited CharactersAll Characters sprited (Update from Time to Time)My sprited Characters1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Royal Family of Silver-Star
Royal Family of Golden-Star
The Silvery Patrol
The Golden Patrol
Others from Golden- and Silver-Star
The Weasel Pack
The Hunters under the golden Sun
The Horned Tribe
Inspiration~!If you are having trouble finding inspiration for doing what you love, please read this. I know your pain and would like for you to read this. If I could help even an ounce, I will be extremely happy.Inspiration~!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In a related note, if you enjoyed this or it inspired you at all, please add this to your favorites or put it in your signature or something to advertise this. I really want others to see this if this really is helpful! :3
This is a subject very close to my heart.
....I was considering deleting all of my work on here, closing down my account, and stop doing art altogether...
This is a huuuuge thing to even think about and it came out of nowhere. It just decided to eat away at my brain, even though I was having a really good day, in the beginning. I really hope that no other person feels this way. It is one of the worst feelings that I have ever experienced, perhaps the worst.
...A life without producing art. ...What would that really be like?
Imagine someone taking a
Merry merry Christmas!:iconturbopokeplz::iconbummy3::icontardhugplz::iconbummy2::iconturbopokeplz:Merry merry Christmas!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconpresentplz::iconchristmastreeplz: Merry merry Christmas everyone i hope you are all having the most epic Christmas imaginable, and no one is getting candy cane poisoning hehe
:iconfabian2plz::iconorion4plz::iconyacniplz::iconpeebeeplz::iconshowdowplz::iconcajewlplz::iconsaysplz: Merry Christmas everyone :icongiftplz:[Santa Clause]
:iconjipsiplz::iconsaysplz: *wearing a Santa outfit* Merry Christmas!!!! *gives everone a hug* :iconicameplz:
:iconpresentplz::icongiftplz::iconchristmastreeplz:[Santa Clause][Party][Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer]
Want a free subscription?Other account -> :iconramhorns:Want a free subscription?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want a 3 month subscription for you or as a gift for someone else?
Weeell - mine's about to run out and I have gathered enough points to buy myself 3 months subscription, but dA currently has an offer on that if you buy someone else a subscription, you get one free, so why not buy someone else one at the same time?! :3
What you have to do
Just comment on here!
and add the journal to your favourites so that other people can have the chance too!
If you comment and add the journal, I'll be putting all the names into this: http://www.mathayward.com/randomiser/
And whoever it picks at random shall get a 3 month subscription :3
If you want the subscription to be given to a friend (should you win) please comment with the name of the person you'd like to get it.
Holiday Colours/Holiday Dress-up Contest! 9 DAYS!!Hey Plushkateers!Holiday Colours/Holiday Dress-up Contest! 9 DAYS!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This year's holiday contest is here! This year you can either plush a character (OC, Canon, other...) using holiday colours (for Christmas, red, white, green, gold etc.) OR dress up a character (OC, Canon, other...) in clothes that represent the holiday season for you (a Santa outfit, for example). Or do both, if you have time
Wanna enter a plush, that's already in the group gallery? Click me!
Don't like this contest theme? Check out our MEMBERS' CONTESTS!
Only those that fit the theme will be accepted.
You may use previously made plushies, you don't have to make one especially for this contest, but you may NOT enter with professional/store bought plushies, or anything that other people have made.
You may submit unlimited entries.
Everyone who doesn't enter will
'Gentle Rant': Some Group and OC EtiquetteSo, cirrusly and I came up with a bunch of standard guidelines to running a group smoothly, fairly, and properly. There's been a lot of fuss about some groups-so much so that people are branching out and making their own. This is just...a list of things that people can probably learn from to successfully run a group.'Gentle Rant': Some Group and OC Etiquette2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are a leader/one of the leaders of a group, do not enforce favoritism. Sure, we all do have our favorite people on deviantART and amongst our friends, but to give people an advantage over others who work just as hard, or even harder, than the favorites is unjust. It's not cute-it's hurtful,
, and discouraging. :iconangrytoshiroplz:
Please for the love of God above, stop parading and throwing your OC(s) around in other people's faces. To be a good OC creator is to be a good parent, almost- raise and put your soul into their creation, but remain humble about their achieve
Thursday: Tree, Olive, Bottle Art Contest!I hope you all had a fantastic Valentine's Day last week! Well done spreading the love to all.Thursday: Tree, Olive, Bottle Art Contest!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This week, we're continuing the love trend. We're doing an art creation contest. However, there's a twist -- you must use three pre-determined items in your piece!
We want you to create a deviation including three specific items that revolves around our theme of love:
Your deviation must contain these images:
How you incorporate these items around the theme of love is up to you!
Of course, you may use more than the objects above, but all three of those objects must appear. Feel free to create whatever inspires you! Maybe someone is creating a model tree with olive-colored leaves in a bottle to give to his love. Or, maybe two olives are sitting in a tree, sipping wine from a bottle. Whatever your mind creates, we want to see it!
You can draw, take a photograph, write a story, use
ASK NAGI-CHAN~! (Young Nagisa lol)ASK NAGI-CHAN~! (Young Nagisa lol)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to make an "Ask Young Nagisa" blog, so I have something to do x'D
Just comment below of what you want to ask Nagisa, and Ill post a sketch of her answering the question x'D
Having your OC's ask might be fun
ANYONE can Ask Nagisa chan a question~! C:
Okay, everyone! And I mean EVERYONE!!This is a contest.Okay, everyone! And I mean EVERYONE!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes a contest.
IT'S ABOUT OCs.
Yes. Those people hanging around you for no apparent reason.
Note me one ( yes, ONE. So be decisive!) of your favorite OC's (or at least one you'll think I'll like) details. (backstory, looks, likes, etc. It doesn't necessarily have to have a backstory, but I do love a good backstory.) And I'll pick my favorite out of all of them. And draw them. And give you points. (Thank you, Lightfeather16)
Specifically: One full body picture and 25 points.
OC's Name: Christopher Underhill Pidd. (C.U.Pidd)
Age: Looks around 38, but is really 197 years old. Cupids age that way.
Looks: Scruffy, tangled blonde hair, squinting grey eyes, Chin scruff, Short stature, Tiny white wings in the middle of his back. Fat, and smells of stale chocolates.
Personality: Gruff, grouchy and cranky. He is only nice to his true love, Kesma, the mermaid.
Likes: Making potions, Ugly valentine sweaters, Chuck Norris and romance movies, b
Artists just lookat this manArtists just look2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THERE ARE NO MISTAKES
JUST HAPPY ACCIDENTS :iconpapcryplz: <333
Lol I will leave you all alone now :iconbiggrin-plz:
Regarding the Boston Marathon BombingI've tried to write this journal a few times, but I am having trouble finding words.Regarding the Boston Marathon Bombing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in Massachusetts, so Boston is "my home" when I travel and the city that I most strongly associate with myself. I'm mad. I don't know how to feel about things like this other than to be mad. In an age of immediate and 24 news, it's hard to not know who or why, and endlessly frustrating to watch people fight and blame without any factual information.
I do love the quote from Fred Rogers that has been going around. But I also think about the words of people like George Carlin. Is this just how we live now? I feel like people my age, who were teens during 9/11, live our lives just assuming that any and every day there's a chance we could be violently and senselessly killed by a random act of violence. Does that mean that the people who do these things have succeeded?
Happy National Cat Day!Learn more about National Cat Day.Happy National Cat Day!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cat yoga by katiecandraw
UNICORN SPACE CAT by lora-zombie
Spooky Cats by B1nd1
Cats Cats Cats by TimBeard
Love cat by HannahChapman
Manekineko by danctheduck
Kitten - Painting by MisterSev7n
Gronk Hug by nerdeeart
Your favorite anti-hero feline: Catwoman!
CatWoman by Artgerm
Catwoman by lora-zombie
Catwoman by Artgerm
Catwoman Sideshow Art by Artgerm
Catwoman Cover 51 by AdamHughes
Catwoman Cover 51 by AdamHughes
Catwoman by AdamHughes
Shoutouts...I'm calling you out!!!Shoutouts...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wanted to get that other fugly journal out of the way.
Just wanted to address some people who have been BEYOND EPICALLY AMAZING TO ME ALDSJA;LDSJALDSFJALFALS LATELY :ICONmingflailplz:
:iconsweetsensasian: I just, I just love you so much :iconcryforeverplz: LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME! I'M BEING OVERCOME WITH FEELS :iconheaddeskplz: But seriously, I love you, you are such a doll. You're beautiful, kind, talented, and basically just a wonderful person. I'm so happy to have such a badass mistress :iconeyesplz:
:iconstrawberriontop: It's weird, I've only really talked to you for like two weeks but already I feel like you're one of my BFFS! I love everything about you especially your bodeh and your genuine regard for other human beings is noticeable even through teh internetz. In short, you make me so incredibly happy that I don't know what to do with myself :iconcraiplz: Not to mention we share a most beautifuru pairing :iconspiderpmanplz:
Los Nuevos Simbolos de UsuarioUn saludo a toda la Comunidad Hispana de deviantART!Los Nuevos Simbolos de Usuario1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hace mucho que no habìa publicado nada en noticias y me disculpo sinceramente por ello . Para comenzar les explicare acerca de los nuevos simbolos de usuario en deviantART y en que consisten cada uno
Journal original: New Username Symbols
Hoy muchos de ustedes, al igual que yo, se sorprendieron al ver nuevos símbolos en sus nombres de usuarios (Algunos usuarios no tienen símbolo). No se asusten, se trata de una nueva actualización del sitio . Presenta nuevos diseños de los símbolos que indican cada uno de los diferentes rangos de usuario en el sitio. Para algunos de ustedes se les hace atractiva la idea mientras que para otros no tanto, o se muestran muy confusos ante este cambio. Pero no se preocupen, que Ayu-dA esta aquí para informarles de los cambios del sitio
A Few Words to the Wise"But avoid foolish & ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God will perhaps grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will."A Few Words to the Wise7 months ago in Personal More Like This
~2 Timothy 2:23-26
American Internet Censorship BillA lot of people want me to talk about this to help bring awareness to what's going on. Apparently there's a potential bill that's going to be voted on in the Senate that would allow companies to "blacklist" websites in America if content is found to be stolen or pirated.American Internet Censorship Bill3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From what I understand it's pretty broad in it's definition (which is never a good sign for success) and under the new bill if a company simply filed a report, even if there's no evidence or proof, the offending website would be blocked by internet service providers by law. This is a grossly oversimplified explanation, of course, and you can read more about it here: http://americancensorship.org/
This has a lot of people really scared that their favorite websites, such as DA or YouTube, might get blocked.
Honestly I don't have any faith that this bill will pass. And even if it did, the moment it gets brought up before the supreme court it'll be decided that it's against the first amendment on free speech and be disband
Back to School and Accepting CriticismI am sick to death of people bitching to me that I can't accept criticism.Back to School and Accepting Criticism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm tired of people thinking that I don't WANT constructive feedback or that I block anyone who "offers" it.
But because I'm tired of writing long defense journals trying to open people's eyes to what I think is noticeable improvement on my part.... we're gonna try something a little different.
I think the best way to tell if I am accepting criticism is to SEE it in action. So this is what I'm gonna do. Each week I am going to post something I'm working on, be it a page from a comic, an illustration, or whatever. I'm gonna start with the pencil sketches and I'm going to allow everyone everywhere to critique it.
But hang on... I don't just want people writing longwinded essays pointing out what's wrong with it and how to improve...
I'm a visual learner and I need to see what I am doing wrong in order to get better. You'll be able to download it and draw on it, resubmit it as a link in a comment, redraw it ent
Flash Appreciation RantIt's almost difficult to remember but when I was in college (in the early 2000's) Flash wasn't really a "thing" the way it is now. At the time, flash was primarily used as a cheap form of animation for web content. Used primarily for grosstastic sick viral things like "frog in a blender." In my college, Flash was highly despised. All my professors hated it and felt it "cheapened" real hand-drawn animation. And their hatred passed on to us students. We all despised Flash too. We kept seeing Flash popping up in mainstream animation circles and we laughed and joked about how shitty it was and how we'd never be caught dead using it.Flash Appreciation Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Then the whole world changed before our eyes. Flash has become one of THE most used animation programs for cartoons on television these days. It's friggin' EVERYWHERE. The likelyhood of a new 2D animated TV show being made without Flash (or a Flash based program) is highly unlikely these days.
I really wish that I could go back and slap my co