Japan and ArtSo I just got back from two weeks in japan with one of my best friends. She's been there for almost four years teaching english. She speaks fluent japanese, so she was my translator and train figure-er-outer. XDJapan and Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The whole time I kept thinking about something a very popular concept artist on DA said and how much it made me mad at the time and how much angrier it made me while i was spending time in Japan. I'm paraphrasing here, but he basically said that Anime was the downfall of young western artists and that there weren't any good anime anyway except one or two- but he admitted that he didn't really watch anime at all and hadn't seen much... all based on the fact that he couldn't find good art that inspired him, a professional artist with amazing talent, on a site that is mostly filled with amateur and young artists from around the world.
Even without the anime influence, I think DA would be filled with the same level of art it is now. the close ups of v
Custom Order Update + Review: A and R Cosplay LensCustom Orders OpenCustom Order Update + Review: A and R Cosplay Lens4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since there is a number of you that commented to say they liked the lenses but:
1. Need a higher prescription (-6.00 to -10.00)
2. Need lenses of mismatched prescriptions (ex. left eye -3.75 right eye -4.50)
3. Require prescriptions that are of +.25 steps. (ex. -1.25, -2.75 etc)
I thought I should let you know that you can now make custom orders for them over here http://www.aliceandrabbitshop.com/customorders.htm
There are new lens models up for order too! And as always, if you have any questions or inquiries, don't be afraid to write to my friends at Alice and Rabbit's Shop using their contact form http://www.aliceandrabbitshop.com/contactus.htm They're very nice and accommodating!
Non-graded Cosplay Lenses Available + Special Deal
My friends at Alice & Rabbit wanted to share the news that non-graded (as well as graded still)
Digital vs. Traditional ArtYou know, I get really excited when I'm browsing through art and I come across a piece that is detailed. Complicated. And beautiful.Digital vs. Traditional Art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But then I see that it was created with Photoshop or Paint Tool SAI, or something like that. And then I'm like,
Now, please don't misunderstand me. I have nothing against digital artists. I don't think they have any less vision or talent than a traditional artist.
I just... have WAY more respect for a majorly talented traditional artist. For some reason, I always think less of a piece when I find out that it's digital. I know it's unfair to the artist, but it's just not something that I can help. I don't really like digital art. And I think it's sad that almost all the popular pieces I ever see here on DA... are digital pieces.
I know we live in the digital generation. I know that digital art is so much cheaper to produce, as well as less messy. There are a million different pros to digital artistry, including easily ridding
We present our first attempt at video!We're venturing (clumsily) into another medium! Video! Here it is!We present our first attempt at video!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Killjoys, Make Some Noise!
Click here to watch the video!
I know there's room for much improvement, but we're quite happy with it for our first piece of video work! I actually picked up After Effects for the first time just to be able to edit this video to fix the colors and add the text and lasers and stuff. It was fun!
Happy anniversary, Danger Days! On November 22, 2010 My Chemical Romance introduced the world of the fabulous killjoys. One year later, we're still here singing it to the world in our own way!
Some background info
For those of you who aren't familiar with this usage of the term killjoys it's based on the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. A description that was given on
Superheroes as ManateesThe talented Joel Micah Harris recreates popular superheroes as manatees. (via Reddit)Superheroes as Manatees3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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My previous art features:
Drag Queens: Before and After
Bought my first Porno (I am now a MAN)Warning! If you are under the age of 18 I recommend you turn away from this page right now, in fact why not take the time to check out other great artists like Hehalana, Nabari, QueenAlana, Rishumisu, TheAmazingWrabbit or go have a sandwich? We cool? Good good, now its time to get naughty! This could be the most adult themed journal entry I have ever written. This is a story about my epic journey into the deepest evil lair of the adult kingdom, this is a tale of seduction and temptation, this is a story of my first ever purchase of adult videos!Bought my first Porno (I am now a MAN)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's begin the story with a little background info, I am currently in the mysterious land of Hong Kong. I am leaving back to good old Australia Sydney at the beginning of january 2012. I consider myself a stranger in Hong Kong, I can't read or write chinese but I can speak it fluently, in fact a little bit too fluent that when I try to explain to the police that I am not from around, they don't believe me (I will write about my police incident
Watch Full Episodes of A:TLA and Korra OnlineYou can watch full episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender's Book 1 and Legend of Korra's Book 1 free in high quality here. If you're facing Avatar Withdrawal Syndrome or want to introduce a friend to the series...here's the place to go. Full episodes courtesy of Nicktoons!Watch Full Episodes of A:TLA and Korra Online3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch Book 1: Water Today
Watch Book 1: Air Today
After you watch or re-watch episodes share your thoughts or start discussions in the Avatar: The Last Airbender episode discussion or Legend of Korra episode discussion.
Mulan and PotC Photoshoot + Clinique PaintingDisney Cosplay Shoot!Mulan and PotC Photoshoot + Clinique Painting4 years ago in Personal More Like This
These pictures were from June last year I'M SORRYYYYY
First time we wore our our Disney cosplays was for Toycon 2011:
The weekend after, a few of us got together to do a studio shoot because we were just excited, and I wanted to finally try out a pseudo movie poster photo treatment for cosplay photos. It was definitely a challenge. But it made me really happy to show my friends how the final images turned out.
Test shot on Miguel merkymerx before he wore his Jack wig
Erving taking a REFLECTION SELF-PORTRAIT FACEBOOK DISPLAY PIC stlye photo halfway through putting on his Shan Yu costume
This is what the setup was for merkymerx Miguel's Captain Jack portrait. I edited the rope in. He was actually holding this stick held up by Dom Weakman. I made sure his pose was right, and that all the details were arranged and lit up properly while Erving adjusted the light settings a
Portal 2 Alternate Storyline Revealed at PAX2012Here is a blog post from G4TV:Portal 2 Alternate Storyline Revealed at PAX20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remember at the end of Portal 2 when the companion cube get spat out at Chell’s feet in the middle of that generic cornfield? Well, until relatively late into development, that cube was going to be a turret…as in, married…to Chell. “What?!” you no doubt just said out loud to yourself, preferably around a bunch of strangers who are now looking at you with curious yet slightly terrified eyes. I know, crazy right?
During their PAX Prime 2012 panel, Valve writers Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw revealed that the team had developed an entire subplot where Chell did in fact get married to a turret. Remnants of this subplot can still be seen in the game, specifically in the name of the disproportionally larger turret you might have spotted in the game, which is “the Turret Wife.”
In this twisted alternate narrative universe, Chell would run into a pile of turrets in the deepest corners of Aperture Science who would
A Happy Holiday Journal EntryThank youA Happy Holiday Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the responses to my previous journal entry, but I will do my best to make proper replies to some of you soon. But to everyone Thank you all for constantly giving me reasons to be grateful.
I've got a bit of free time today before another Christmas party so I thought I'd post a holiday journal with miscellaneous moments from the past month or so. Thank you so much to Miss-It-Girl for extending my subscription so I can keep sharing these photos with you guys!
The holiday decor at home was a joy to look at and photograph.
I enjoyed the added details of these swirly twigs that make me think of Tim Burton landscapes.
After all these years, the sight of sparkling lights and shiny Christmas ornaments and even the smell of tinsel and synthetic trees gets me in the mood fo
Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!Before I write about cosplay makeup, I figured I should discuss some skincare basics. I feel it's important to know how to take care of your skin before you start putting gunk on it! This is really very basic so I think those of you with your own regimens already might be bored by it! But here it goes!Before Cosplay Makeup: Basic Skincare!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not an awesome guru wizard thing, but I'll just share some general concepts and products that work for me. It's different for everybody, but I hope this will be helpful! For your sreference, my skin type is combination: normal to dry with an oily nose. Hahah! Not my T-zone, just my nose!
Recently, my male friends had gotten very interested in makeup for cosplay and asked me for tips on how to go about it. (I think this was fueled by Kaname's visit to our country for Cosplay Mania '12, and they saw how beautiful he looks. ) I decided to ask them about their skincare regimen to figure out what products might work for their skin type.
When I asked what they wash their face w
ALL YOUR ICONS MUST BE A CAT!!!:icontopicality::icontopicality::icontopicality::icontopicality::icontopicality::icontopicality::icontopicality:ALL YOUR ICONS MUST BE A CAT!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Help stop animal cruelty by changing your icon into this lulzy dancing business cat! :iconyuumei: For each changed icon, Topicality will donate 50 cents to the ASPCA! For more info on how to participate to get your changed icon counted, please go to http://news.deviantart.com/article/156966/
I'm already signed up with a $20 monthly donation plan with the ASPCA that will last foreeeeveeeeeer but I understand not everyone can afford to donate $20 per month so changing your icon is a simple way to donate 50 cents, and once your changed icon is counted (they will reply to your comment on their journal) you can change it back to your old icon (or keep the glorious dancing kitty for all of eternity!) 50 cents may not seem like much, but when everyone does it, it can add to be a lot and make a huge difference! Just by looking at all the comments on :devtopical
Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?Since I posted the Kony 2012 video, a lot of people have been telling me that the organization is not to be trusted with donations and is under investigation (but raising awareness is still good). I don't know how much of it is true, but it's good to at least take it into consideration.Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's one of the many messages that people have been telling me. Please read carefully and judge for yourself:
" I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I'm strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign.
KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial activist group and not-for-profit. They've released 11 films, most with an accompanying bracelet colour (KONY 2012 is fittingly red), all of which focus on Joseph Kony. When we buy merch from them, when we link to their video, when we put up posters linking to their website, we support the organization.
AN AWESOME FEATURE OF AWESOMENESS Some artists that are definitely worth checking out <333AN AWESOME FEATURE OF AWESOMENESS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Such an awesome style <333
Her whole gallery makes me jizz e//u//e
Colors like a boss <3
sdfjsdfcsdfds do I need to explain
Random art that needs featuring
:thumb263439979:-- by pysanka:thumb265164293::thumb267265241:
Holy Crap - HTTYD 'Christmas' specialWatch it. ALL MY LOVE.Holy Crap - HTTYD 'Christmas' special4 years ago in Personal More Like This
30 Day Monster Girl Challenge List1. Harpy30 Day Monster Girl Challenge List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
6. Spider Girl
7. Plant Girl
11. True Monster
13. Insect Girl
15. Dragon/Reptile Girl
21. Canine Girl
22. Feline Girl
24. Multiple Limbs
25. Favorite Monster Girl
26. Favorite Monster Girl Character
27. A Truly Gruesome Girl
28. A Group of Monster Girls Together
29. A Monster Girl and Her Significant Other
30. Celebrate Monster Girls!
Just so I don't forget. 83
New! 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge!New! 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
8-Bit graphics are like the classic cars of the computer graphics world. Sure, they don’t have Bluetooth, power seats, or fancy extras, but they’re old and they sure look cool! That’s why for our newest Design Challenge, the 8-Bit Hoodie Design Challenge, we’re asking you to design a hoodie in an 8-Bit graphic style. Submit a design that would drop the jaw of any 1980s programmer, get your friends to vote, and you could win 10 of your hoodies and $1,500 CASH! A pixilated world awaits; get your squares together and submit your design by April 6, 2012!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR hoodies.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 winning designs from
Front Page issue+Edit+Front Page issue4 years ago in Personal More Like This
to everyone who is still reading this,
if you want to help making things better, please go here http://dan14lev.deviantart.com/journal/Site-Updates-Week-2-of-2012-280120333 and suggest them to create a third front page option so that we'd have Newest, Exposure (current FP) and Popular (the old FP ) :'D
if we suggest it in many, they might listen to us!
I already did and others did the same!
okay, it's time somebody does something about this.
So I hope I'm not the only one who's being REALLY annoyed by this new front page system or glitch that's been there for almost a month now, and DA did absolutely nothing to fix or let us know they're fixing it or inform us in case it's a new system?!
for me it's not okay, before the pictures getting there at least were popular, they were there because they were chosen by people, because we liked them, because for the most part they were good and worth looking at!
how many of the good artists on DA did you see up there lately, not
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Have you ever?Have you ever been really mad, for like...no reasone at all?Have you ever?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's how I am right now. Im depressed, mad and I kinda feel like dieing.
Im not going to of course.
But man, NOTHING is helping me today.
Motivation2 min video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vbC4gqZGPSYMotivation4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who have struggled with any sort of creative work.
24h SKETCHING 4 KINDNESS24h SKETCHING 4 KINDNESS24h SKETCHING 4 KINDNESS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’m doing E4K for the first time this year, so I’m starting kind of small. I’m going to do some traditional and digital sketching for 24h
To motivate you a little to donate to Random Acts:
For every $5 donated you can request a chibi!character of your choice or if you donate:
$10 - I will sketch you as a character of your choice
$20 - You as a character of your choice + another character (e.g. you as Bucky with Captain America )
So basically if you donate e.g. $15 you can ask for 3 chibies or your portrait and one chibi
To place your requests, please contact me at email@example.com or via