Recent happeningsHaha I really haven't kept up well with deviantART lately lol....Recent happenings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got super sick after Boston Comic Con and then it was a mad dash to finish costumes for Dragoncon... now I have a few days to recover before I head off to Germany for Connichi and to visit my parents.
Here are some things of note that you should check out:
If you have been watching Heroes of Cosplay, read this review about the series: Comics Alliance watched the show carefully and thoughtfully and care a lot about the Cosplay community. See what they had to say: http://comicsalliance.com/heroes-cosplay-syfy-review-commentary-video-criticism/
I wrote a general post about cosplay that will hopefully help some peeps who have been struggling with things:
I also made a funny video with my friend Jessica about cosplay:
My Thoughts on Tropes vs Women...Honesty time guys. I've had a lot of people ask me my opinion of Anita Sarkeesian and Tropes vs Women. What I may have to say may not make some people happy, in fact, it might just piss you right off. But I respect my audience enough to be fully candid with them as I am similar to her when it comes to real matters and how they effect gaming and gamers.My Thoughts on Tropes vs Women...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At best, I am indifferent with her. Don't get me wrong, I think her research is good, but a few things bother me. One is I just don't like her presentation. It's dry and really matter of fact, which to me is just plain boring. The information is good, but it's just hard for me to sit through. And yes I know that she is working on a book, or other scholarly work, and to do such, well you can't always be wacky. It just didn't pull me in. The other thing is she doesn't allow for comments.
"Gaijin you dolt! Do you even know the hardships she went through?! The rape and d
A Modern Day Fairy GodmotherA Modern Day Fairy Godmother7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
the lilac wood by Lillyxandra
There’s a hint of fairy dust in the air at the Firefly Path workshop where JoEllen Elam (Lillyxandra) brings her fairytale costume creations to life.
Weaving her magic through every piece of the enchanting princess gowns and fantastical fairie wears she creates, JoEllen is here to show that Cinderella isn’t the only one with a fairy godmother. Armed with only a love for cosplaying, a passion for costuming and a can—do attitude, this self taught costume designer beg
:: About Yaroslav and Sif ::Hello guys!:: About Yaroslav and Sif ::4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still collecting all works involving Yaroslav and Sif. Please keep in mind that English isn't my native language. But I will try my best to develop their story.
Also, huge thanks to my best friend and co-author :iconkimir-ra: We combined our worlds and created a new exciting story!
Yaroslav is one of the four ancient gods who once took a part in creating a world, where Taho rules for now.
Yar is responsible for the destruction of worlds, which are listed as 'finished their life'. He is often assists at the wars and cataclysms, which foreshadow the destruction of worlds. His has stealthy and quiet character, he is silent and rarely seen in anger.
He has no magic as such, excluding congenital peculiarities - his presence has a detrimental effect on every creature. All who are close to him die sooner or later. Therefore, Yaroslav lives alon
:: About Aminael, Roland and Dragon ::Hello guys!:: About Aminael, Roland and Dragon ::4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still collecting all works involving Aminael, Dragon and Roland. Please keep in mind that English isn't my native language. But I will try my best to develop their story.
Also, huge thanks to my best friend and co-author :iconkimir-ra:
I'll start with Aminael and her brother Roland:
I'll start with Aminael and her brother Roland:
Aminael is the second child of Misteria and Taho. She grew up in a gentle atmosphere, very much like a fragile flower. Her father treated her like a princess, but all his hope was placed on his son, Roland. When Aminael noticed that her parents spent more time with him, she decided to become smarter and more powerful than her brother.
Anyway, Roland didn't like to play with his younger sister - she was useless and annoying whenever he played with his friends. He didn't notice her until she grew up... into a beautiful girl.
Aminael always tried to dress in clothing which was gray and unremarkable but acqui
More New Cosplays!:iconcherry-blossom-bliss: and I have been having a hard time picking out cosplays for Otakuthon. We've been throwing around ideas for a long time, but we have not been able to decide on any official plans as of yet, which is unusual for us. Our Anime North cosplays are picked out easily a year in advance.More New Cosplays!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But we have been having so many issues picking out cosplays for Otakuthon.
But we confirmed one cosplay tonight!
:iconcherry-blossom-bliss: is cosplaying as Serah Farron from FFXIII-2 for Anime North this year and would like to bring Serah to Otakuthon (especially with all the effort she is going to be putting into making the cosplay and the bow) so I have decided to cosplay as Noel Kreiss for Otakuthon.
We have decided that this shall be our Saturday cosplay.
I'm pretty excited about it. I've already ordered my wig and we are planning how we are going to make the sword. Found some great photos on DA of how others made theirs, so it's been a great help. Though we don't plan to touch
I Do Take Commissions!!Hi everyone! I have been getting lots of PM's about whether I take commissions, well the truth is, I do!!I Do Take Commissions!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can do most costume/prop/wig commissions you send to me! You can check out some of my work here (mainly personal stuff) or you can check out my fan-page on facebook: www.facebook.com/GNBCosplay
If you are interested, please send me an email with the following info:
Name of character & series
Pictures or links to photos of the character you want
Your Zip code (to calculate shipping)
Your estimated clothing size
The date you want to have the costume by
~If you don't have a date in mind, that's ok, most of my commissions take 2 months because of my busy schedule!!! So book early!
Any additional notes.
~For example: you want the fabric color to be light blue, not dark blue... etc...
Any other questions feel free to let me know!
BTW quotes are free! And in no way binding you to a contract or anything silly like that.
If you decide to move ahead with the commission I will need a deposi
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Devious Journal EntrySlow update is slow.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
COSMANIA IS OVER! WHEEE~ I had too much fun at the event. Love the spirit they have for cosplay there and wishing that we will , one day, have a similar culture back here in Singapore. Q.Q Alright, so all the way from the beginning.
So, one fine day, :iconjesuke: hubby came and asked me if I would like to go to Philippines with her for a cosplay event, and it took me really long to decide whether to go because it would clash with school, but I went in the end (even though I had to miss class in the end too ). :iconviospace: and :iconbiomonkz: came with us on the trip too and made it REALLY crazy.
And as if the 4 of us ain't crazy enough, our hosts from Philippines, Zen, Jewel, Charmie and the whole gang of people, are such a crazy and hyper gang of people. *_______________* You can imagine the days literally filled with BL, laughter and sugar. Well, BL came from :iconviospace: but let's just leave it as it is.
We arrived on Friday night and waited for Reika an
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workCosplay Tutorials Collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article was written for ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Knight of Time Cape: Tutorial by HABanime Ruffle Skirt Tutorial by eirenealetheia Sailor Fuku Cosplay Tutorial by SparklePipsi
Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kukuzilla Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying-Fox Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Vinyl and Craft Foam Armor Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Link Cosplay hat tutorial by Eressea-sama Cid Highwind Spear Tutorial 1 by gerodere Craft foam tutorial by PxScosplay
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
OMG - WIP - LOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=440934016020367&l=e1324b24f2 I am like... so happy with this. OMG. Guys, please take a look at the WIP and tell me what you think! :iconblushingplz:OMG - WIP - LOOK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've tried out a bunch of new things in PS that I cannot believe I've never known about until now. Seriously. Not to mention this is so friggin fun to work with. Watching other people paint really pays off. :iconamgplz:
-FREE SKETCHES- (closed)Taken From Kawaii :iconfernys: !! AAAA I can do it at last...!!! Geez I'm really slow in activity... It's so bad.-FREE SKETCHES- (closed)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first 10 people who comment on this journal entry will receive a free sketch! In return, however, you must offer 10 free sketches in your own journal just like I am doing. The key word here is "sketch," as in most likely fast. If even I have time to do it then so do you!
1. In your comment, include a link to a reference(s) of any character you want me to draw.
2. I decide if it be a full blown pic or just what I consider a sketch.
3. I takes much time to do those things. (about sketches)
So only as for the person who can wait for it patiently, and the person who were interested about this journal,
Please comment here. ^u^
.....Um, So yeah
Please feel free to tell me.
I'll try to meet your requests!!
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!
Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!Earlier this year, my friends and I were invited to be overseas guests for HobbyCon in Sabah, Malaysia.Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time flew by very fast, and before we knew it...
Our first day was spent doing a lot of eating, thanks to our guide Alyssa I will justify it as us fueling up for an action-packed weekend! We tried nasi lemak for the first time (LOVED IT), had some shaved ice desserts after, then a big dinner of clay pot rice, stir-fry noodles with clams, really tasty chicken wings, etc. and THEN we still raided Pick N' Pay for our midnight snacks because we love convenience stores and we wanted to try things we don't have in Manila.
We planned our cosplays ahead with Team Kachang Puteh, the guests from Singapore. Our theme for the first day of HobbyCon was Shingeki no Kyojin!
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconkitska: Kitska - Levi
:icondorkodile: Tessie - Hanji Zo
Cosplay Friday: Legend of KorraCosplay Friday: Legend of Korra5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: You Gotta
Deal With It!
Fire Ferrets 3 Korra Mako and Bolin
The Legend Of Korra
Fans sadly bid adieu to the The Legend of Korra series as its run on Nickelodeon came to a close this past December. A sequel to the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender, the series takes place 70 years after Avatar and follows 17 year old Korra as she tries to master the last element needed to become a full Avatar.
'Die Cis Scum', and my views on itSo, a while back, this one transgirl posted a pic of herself with Die Cis Scum tattooed on her arm. It was on either Tumblr or some fetish site-don't remember which. I know that the picture eventually got onto a fetish site, and was taken down as 'hate speech'-even though 660 people listed 'shemale' as a fetish and got absolutely no shit at all-but I don't think it was there first.'Die Cis Scum', and my views on it3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, around the same time, the same transgirl (well, I'm assuming transgirl...the pictures could've been of a rather masculine-faced and feminine-haired transguy, but I doubt it) wrote this article on Tranarchism: http://tranarchism.com/2011/11/21/guest-post-die-cis-scum/
(Note: it wasn't written by the transguy whose name it was published under.)
As usual whenever anything happens involving trans people, Tumblr went wild, whether supporting it or telling trans people to not do it because they didn't like it when people did it to them.
Here's my views on the whole thing.
I wholeheartedly, 100% support it
BODY ARTWelcome to another installment of my weekly gallery features. This week we dive into Body Art. Before we continue, I must warn that some images may contain mild nudity (nipples at most). Also, please keep an open mind and remain respectful.BODY ART4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is the History of Body Art?
:iconjzino: Long before recorded history, Man desired to express himself.The same pigments collected for cave painting would become the earliest body paints. Charcoal, Ochre, and Malachite were pulverized and kept in hollow seashells for the sake of art...
As we've learned in our previous articles, people view the definition of their art in different ways. Body Art varies slightly, but over all most of the definitions have been along similar lines. Here are some of my favorite responses:
How would you define Body Art?
:iconjzino: Body Art is uniquely human, it is the most primitive f
selling advice (BUT IT WONT SELL!) (please read)"They barely sell as it is, I am afraid if I raise prices anymore they won't sell at all"selling advice (BUT IT WONT SELL!) (please read)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"My art isn't worth it"
"People won't pay what I want"
"Insert a million excuses here"
This is you! Or rather I should start off by saying this is all of us because I don't believe in playing the victim, we are equals here. We have all said it at some point in regards to sales. I personally have said it plenty of times. You, the reader are probably no exception.
Pricing is difficult, I offer my service and advice to who I can but at the end of the day I can't reach everyone to give you this talk. So I am writing this general journal about why your art ACTUALLY does not sell. I am going to try to be possitive but this journal may be harder to digest then most of the other informational journals simply because of the nature of the reason under pricing occurs. Which is because the seller has no self confidence, no experience, and is making business about their worth as
Devious Journal Entry*FIRST FEATURE OF 2013*Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Visions to behold # 4
The artists featured here have been listed in no particular order
Love you all :iconflyingheartsplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :iconflyingheartsplz:
:iconNebelelfeNaemy: :iconJ-u-d-a-s: :iconchryssalis: :iconperoni68:Arachnophobia therapy by peroni68The Bride by peroni68 :iconSweediesArt:Silence by SweediesArtConnected by SweediesArtDangerous by SweediesArt :iconj3ff3rson::thumb324773021::thumb347852171::thumb340095644: :iconBiBiARTs:Touch Of Color by BiBiARTsWinter Queen by BiBiARTsLost In Thought by BiBiARTs :iconZak05::thumb347013397::thumb343940611::thumb345344728: :iconIdeasplayer:Choices by IdeasplayerSet the night on fire by IdeasplayerFrozen Beauty by Ideasplayer :iconPND21::thumb347422946::thumb314419093::thumb341000950: :iconVillenueve:Eternally Yours... by VillenueveLilith Rising... by VillenueveAs she slowly returns to life... by Villenueve :iconkleanthis:Apognosis by kleanthismeeting by kleanthismelody by kleanthis :iconhalcyonshores::thumb328077094::thum
I got tagged (agian)1. If you could have one person, any person, as your love, who would it be? Jonathan CraneI got tagged (agian)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Who are your two favorite singers? Vic Mignogna and selena gomez
3. Do you like your drinks hot or cold? hot
4. What's the craziest thing you've ever said? holy shark farts
5. Who is your favorite hero? batman
6. What was the last costume you wore? slytherin hogwarts student
7.Who is your favorite villain? jeff the killer
8. Do you like metal or rock music more? metal
9. What is your favorite TV show? the devil may cry
10. Do you like fruity drinks or other flavors? peach tea!
I now tag :iconPainted--Jester: :iconPlaygirlDummie: :iconDanielGarzee: :iconNumarDarkWhisper:
Super-Bowl MadnessWell I just got home from the super bowl party at my church. I played volley ball in the gym, ate pizza, cookies, pigs in a blanket and drank pop. I all so got to see some of my old friends that I haven't seen since I left my old school. it was really fun but I started to fell sick during half time so I went home.Super-Bowl Madness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HEY! tell me witch team you want to win in the comments below.
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Teen Titans Go! and why it's so insultingTHE FOLLOWING IS A JOURNAL ENTRY EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF TEEN TITANS GO! BASED ON RESEARCH I HAVE DONE. APPROACH THIS WITH AN OPEN MIND.Teen Titans Go! and why it's so insulting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Back in the 2Ks, there was a little show on Cartoon Network that was seemingly made to cash-in on the success of the anime craze at the time. This show took five out of eight superheroes from a comic series lots of people loved, especially in the 80's, and made a TV show that is now widely regarded as among the best shows produced by DC and Warner Bros. Entertainment. That show is Teen Titans, and what a show it was.
The show had it all. Teen Titans had plot, it had character depth and development, it had a good soundtrack, it had marvelous voice acting, and while the anime style may have made some people miss out on the series, many others flocked to the TV screen, hungry for more of the proverbial eye candy. But after episode 65, "Things Change", which is, for all intents and purposes, a disservice in and of itself (I'll delve into that some other