FAQHere I've compiled a list of the questions I get asked the most often ^_^
1) How long have you been making miniatures?
I started out in July of 2008 with a book by Sue Heaser called Making Doll's House Miniatures with Polymer Clay. It's a fantastic book with very easy to follow tutorials on everything from miniature potatoes to Tiffany style lamps. I was amazed at how such simple clay techniques could produce incredibly realistic results. From there I started using pictures of real food as a reference and it's spiraled into an obsession ever since!
2) Where do you purchase your plates and other miniature accessories?
Luckily there's a local miniatures shop called Little Enchantments (http://www.littleenchantments.com) that has anything doll sized you could possibly ask for. I've also bought dishes and all sorts of cutlery from Ebay.
3) Do you make the plates or just the food?
I only make the food ^_^ The only n
Featured Prints Artist Interview with ArtgermFeatured Prints Artist Interview with Artgerm9 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Featured Prints Artist: Stanley Lau
Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is a busy child as an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born and bred in Hong Kong, he soaked up his creativity and interest in arts early on and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Filled with creative juices to the top of his head, Stanley is active all day with various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studios designing art and concepts for computer and card games companies, animation houses or comic publishers. He is also founder of his own advertising & design agency and a t-shirt label, and when Stanley is not working on any of these, he can be found playing video games across many platforms or the occasional karaoke session. We are proud to feature Artgerm as our Prints Artist of the Month in a very interesting interview.
AtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :DWELCOME TO ASKtheARTISTAtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey folks! So it looks like a few of the artists we have interviewed have thus far been unable to upload the transcripts from their interviews. So we went ahead and saved them the trouble! Check out the transcripts from the interviews with yuumei, sakimichan, shilin, arvalis, GENZOMAN, and lily-fox!
Thank you for your patience, folks!
In other news, our team is back from haitus and will begin moar artist interviews shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
We are an arts-based journalism project developed by thefluffyshrimp
We aim to offer fans live interviews with some of their favorite artists here on deviantART.
My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.Many new & interesting things have surfaced in my life online to help me connect with the art community better, and some of these may interest you.My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I've finally setup my Livestream Channel and I have regular painting demonstrations for the community. If you curious about how I create my art and my different approaches, you are more than welcome to join me. Please remember to register yourself and put my channel in your watchlist so that you will get notified via emails whenever i broadcast my live sessions.
Secondly I have my dA chatroom called Artgermination, which dedicated to all Digital Art discussions. It has been running for a few months and it has now become a great place for many great artists to hang out and exchange art tips and knowledge. I am really involved with the chat regardless of my crazy working schedules and I am enjoying it. If you have some burning questions about digital art and th
DOLL FAQ. [updated 10/13/2012]Ok, so I decided to put up a Doll FAQ just like anyone else. Because my doll family is growing faster than I thought it would. I'm going to answer some straight questions I've been asked more and more lately, and ofcourse the standards of a Doll FAQ. Bare with me.DOLL FAQ. [updated 10/13/2012]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For now it's just going to be the basic information about me or my dolls in general.
If there's anything missing in this FAQ please let me know !
It's going to be changed and edited in the next few months probably, so stay updated.
Sites where you can find me.
Livejournal → http://kyoyaxl.livejournal.com/
Den of Angels → http://www.denofangels.com/forums/member.php?54541-KyoyaxL
Facebook → http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001769205170
Formspring → http://www.formspring.me/KyoyaxL
Twitter → http://twitter.com/#!/KyoyaxL
Tumblr --> kyoyaxl.tumblr.com
Am I allowed to use your photo's?
NO. If you want to use my photo for a specific purpose. LET ME KNOW. I migh
Application and EnrollmentEnrollment StatusApplication and Enrollment3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guidelines for referrals and applicants are added below.
SWORDS | WANDS | CHALICES | PENTACLES
Character Name: Name should be in the first name, last name format, even for Japanese students.
Character Image: Image should show the character's front view image. It can be any pose as long as it shows a full view of the character.
Arcana and Rank: Put the Arcana Name and Roman Numeral. It should fall under the appropriate Suit. New characters should start from RANK 1.
Evoker and Weapon: Put the image of the Cellphone Evoker and Weapon in the space provided.
Persona Name: Indicate the name of your chosen Persona. It must fall under the appropriate Suit and Arcana.
'You thought I was helpful!' Reverse Feature!Yeah okay, so I was searching myself on DA, just to see what came up. Lots of people who found my tutorials and resources helpful, is what! This is really cool, it makes me happy to know that a lot of the things I've done in the past few years have helped inspire and influence people to try something new, try something hard, to really push themselves forward! Whether it be practicing perspective, color theory, or just trying something new with my brush set, this journal is a selection of the stuff that really popped out at me, and to say thanks! This is a little celebration of all of you putting in hard work to get out of your comfort zones.'You thought I was helpful!' Reverse Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of this work I'm featuring here is years old, so be sure to check out these artist's newer works as well!
Hunted by ArtOfAProcrastinator Speedpaint: Bebop Days by welcometodai BG attempt 1 by Livious IBB: Autumn Road 2 by neomeruru :
The FAQ :: Updated 12/02/11ImportantThe FAQ :: Updated 12/02/115 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please take any questions related to buying from specific companies to the company websites, they all have Q&A boards for that specific purpose, from now on I wont be responding to such questions as I am not a company rep.
Please bare in mind that this FAQ is intended to answer questions that I get asked regularly about my own dolls. While I have been in the hobby for a few years now I can't claim to know everything there is to know about BJDs, especially when it comes to companies I have little to no personal interest in. If you do have general questions about BJDs rather than ones specific to my photography or my dolls please do a search over on DOA ( http://www.denofangels.com/forums/index.php ) first. I will attempt to answer any questions I can but please understand I never intended this as a question and answer about the hobby or doll buying in general.
If the below doesn't answer your question then please feel
i am rarely impressed...buuutthis impressed even mei am rarely impressed...buuut3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this deviants edit of my comic actually made me see that it would be possible to make this into a genuine book one day. pay close attention to some of the edit choices and design choices. as i said, i am rarely impressed to this extent but this is just brilliant!
its the entire chapter 1 edited btw , its niot just a cover pic
Your Question: AnsweredCURRENT SUGGESTION LISTYour Question: Answered3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Hand stock with gloves
- looking over the should turning degrees
- Stock photos on a bike
- climbing up a ladder
- expressions with the eyes closed
- poses with arrows and a quiver
- dramatic lighting with facial expressions
- Throwing poses (pokeball)
- Sleeping photos with pillows and blankets
- leaning against a wall, various poses
- Guns / holding a gun
- Let's draw falling from the front
- left-handed archery
- sitting / kneeling poses
- twin light sources
- slouched over a desk
- kneeling / crouching
- perspective from below, running, kicking, leaning casually
- unarmed combat
- Swinging on a swing (with a flat seat, not a round seat)
- Floating poses, but with a sword / staff / shield like an guardian or archangel.
* casual poses, walking, eating, talking, passing http://fav.me/d2g5dpt
- Presenting something ala Vanna in Wheel of Fortune (low, medium and high)
- hands, feet, gun poses
- Emotions from different angles
Adoptables, Buying AdoptablesBUYING AN ADOPTABLEAdoptables, Buying Adoptables3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have an Adoptable Fund ready
Having some extra cash in your paypal or extra points in your dA helps you a lot in case you wish to purchase a limited hold-time adoptable. To avoid scamming, many adoptables artists ask for payment within a certain time frame (one or two days generally) and having a fund helps you when you see an adoptable you really want. Sometimes artists will let you put an adoptable on hold, but it's still better to ask first if the 'hold' option is available or not before claiming.
Find an Adoptable that you really like
Adoptables often come in sheets or maybe you follow a lot of adoptables artists and no one can deny that there's a lot of choice around dA. Since you finances are not unlimited, you might find yourself in the tight spot of choosing an adoptable over another. The point here is, you need to *choose*. Because asking both and then making one
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQFrequently Asked Questions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have a question, feel free to mention it and I'll include it.
I like your icon!
My icon was made by loppi! Show her love!
What program do you use to colour?
Paint Tool SAI.
What processes do you go through / what brushes and textures do you use?
For answers to these questions, please check out my step by steps here: http://barukurii.deviantart.com/gallery/26746877#/d3epgs7 and here: http://barukurii.deviantart.com/gallery/26746877#/d3epewc
Have you made any tutorials?
Where can I get Paint Tool SAI?
You can download the English-language trial version here: http://sai.detstwo.com/sai/ and buy the product license here: http://www.systemax.jp/en/sai/
Do you know a way to get SAI for Mac? / Do you know an alternative program to make .gifs apart from Photoshop?
Sorry, I don't! Google is your best source for answers here haha. xD
How old were you when you started drawing?
I started drawing
CONTEST RULES 2012NOTE: it was too long for youtube, so I had to post this here.CONTEST RULES 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art By Karen E. Haley's Summer Contest http://www.youtube.com/watch?vZd3HAgk_Fc all entries will be listed over there.
You must be subscribed to artbykarenehaley to qualify; oldsophie is optional but HIGHLY appreciated! She is doing me a huge favor by assisting with the judging. Even though she hasn't got a lot of videos right now, she plans on making more and she is a great colorist.
Her deviantpage: :iconoldsophie:
My deviantpage: :iconkarookachoo:
Theme and reason:
This contest celebrates the channel suscriber count reaching over 1000!
What will this contest be about? Well, I thought it over. Many of you have been asking for a Pokemon contest, but not everyone is a Pokemon fan
Motorcity will not be renewed.(updated #1)heres a message from Chris P. creator of the show.Motorcity will not be renewed.(updated #1)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got the definitive word last week that Disney won't be picking up a second season of Motorcity. I want to thank you guys for doing such an amazing job on this series. Everyone on the crew stepped up to an unbelievable degree. I feel like we did exactly what we set out to do - push the quality of television animation and deliver a show that's never been seen before. You guys are the greatest, most talented crew I've had the pleasure to work with. It's my sincere goal to continue to stretch the boundaries of animation with every one of you on many projects in the future!
Thank you so much for your incredibly hard work and passion. It shows in every frame.
Titmouse will always be making new shows that are more fun and fresh that those who only care about ratings and money. still few episodes left. enjoy! Motorcity forever.
UPDATE: THIS JUST CAME IN. every little bit would help. If
Doll FAQDen of AngelsDoll FAQ5 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
FIRST: The ULTIMATE place to look for information on BJDs: Den of Angels. If you have more questions about BJDs in general and not mine specifically, you're better off asking and researching here.
The MOST Frequently Asked Questions
• What are these things called?
Ball-Jointed Dolls (BJD) or Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls (ABJD).
• Where did you get your dolls?
Dollzone - Ysrael (US Vendor: Junkyspot), Vao (Canadian Vendor: Featherfall)
Luts - Remi, Rainer, Roman
Fairyland - Mathey
Alchemic Labo - Denas
Soom - Amyntoros, Alexander, Adonais, TeenyVao, TeenyYael, TeenyJin
Crobidoll - Jin
Instructions For A Bad Day by Shane KoyczanIt was a long time ago since a text shocked be so deep in my bones, flesh and being that I hardly remember it.Instructions For A Bad Day by Shane Koyczan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But this guy? Shane Koyczan? He's... Like, GOD, you know? His WORDS, they mean everything to me; espacially his poem 'Instructions For A Bad Day'; he says things I already used for my life even before I knew he's there.
"Know that now is only a moment, and that if today is as bad as it gets, understand that by tomorrow, today will have ended.
But then, he also tells things I know I should do but I can't. Maybe, with help, I can try again.
Here you have his side and the video:
And the lyrics for 'Instructions For A Bad Day':
"There will be bad days. Be calm. Loosen your grip, opening each palm slowly now. Let go. Be confident. Know that now is only a moment, and that if today is as bad as it gets, understand that by tomorrow, today will have ended. Be gra
How to be successful with commissions?How to be successful with commissions?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a guide for people who start with commissions, the compiled points serve as advice on how to proceed. Sometimes I was asked for tips and decided to write this. After being on deviantart and other places and making commissions for few years I have gathered quite a bit of experience.
I hope you will find this helpful and enjoyable.
To sell anything (pictures, writing, crafts...etc) you need first to be discovered and seen by potential customers. Here is how you can make that happen!
Step 1: The start - make people see you!
...Just want to share because this is wonderful!...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Crayon Dragon from Toniko Pantoja on Vimeo.
My Digital Art Workstation PC Starter GuideHey everyone! Sorry for the long-time-no-show-anything. I got a real studio job back in like January and it's been eating up pretty much all of my time.My Digital Art Workstation PC Starter Guide10 months ago in Personal More Like This
However, over on my Tumblr today I wrote a quick (but long) article about the kinds of parts you should choose to build a full workstation computer to do digital art and general productivity on! All on a budget of about $450 to $600 for just the computer system itself.
Go check it out if you're thinking about building one soon! I know you can build a system for cheaper than this, but the idea was not to pick parts that were bottom-of-the-barrel. The idea was to pick quality, upper-level parts that will allow you to start doing work right away with plenty of room to upgrade to add even more performance over time (more memory, an SSD, a video card, etc.)
Hope it helps at least one of you out there!
how to work with publishers (advice)i urge all of you to read thishow to work with publishers (advice)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"working in comics advice"
click above there^^^
since i get these types of questions all the time, i figure, you owe it to yourself to read them, and also because i hate repeating myself.
it also has a peek at an unleashed page i havent posted
2000 Members Contest! WINNERS!WINNERS!!!2000 Members Contest! WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WINNERS, PLEASE CONTACT ME, maytel , via note with your mailing address. I will share it with the donators to make sure you receive your mailed prizes.
FIRST PLACE by MeggieEris
SECOND PLACE by granzundon
THIRD PLACE by JoannaInMiniLand
UPDATE: The contest has been extended for a week and we have added new prizes. Please don't hesitate to enter!
We have just reached 2000 members! Can you believe it? I know Talty and I maytel have trouble believing it, the group/our baby has grown up so much since we first took over the group. Thank you so much for being a part of this group
The theme is PARTY!! .
The concept is pretty simple, we want you
Dessert Specials Contest - RESULTS!! RESULTSDessert Specials Contest - RESULTS!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
--- 1st place: :iconyesmimiuniverse: with "I Scream for Ice Cream with a Cherry on Top!"
"The desserts were very well done and the "cherry on top" top was a very cute touch." ^^
--- 2nd place: :iconKazugaMei5: with "Cake : ChocoMint"
"This one had great texture work and really pretty colors. Definitely a winner."
--- 3rd place: :iconmimichanlove: with "Strawberry and Cream"
"The only animation submitted which caught the eye as well as the sweet color palatte and excellent dessert detail."
This contest was so tough judging. So many entries stood out to the administrators here so all who participated should really be proud of what they created. Here are some of the other entries which were really close to placing.
(To see them all, click this link: http://animangart.deviantart.com/gallery/49652116/Dessert-Specials-Contest-
5 Tips On World Building: Part 1EDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips On World Building: Part 15 years ago in Personal More Like This
World-building, for me, is one of the biggest things about fantasy. It has, in many cases, saved a book from sucking. Conversely, poor world-building can drag a brilliant plot and excellent characterization down. What is world-building? It is consistency of logic and the new rules that you introduce as part of the story. Easy to say, hard to do. World-building, in good fantasy, more often than not, provides some kind of critical plot point. (If it doesn't, that's okay, but really good fantasy usually takes an established rule and gives it story stakes.)
Examples? Phillip Pullman establishes the rule of daemons in his His Dark Materials trilog
Contest - Be featured in a published artbook!If you are interested in being in a published artbook I am an invited artist for :icontheprincessproject:. It is a community artbook and is now accepting contest entries for those who want to be in the book! It's a great chance to get your work published!Contest - Be featured in a published artbook!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's some of the amazing artists already invited to be in the book with me!
here is the original journal entry (below as well): http://frills-of-justice.deviantart.com/art/Contest-Be-featured-in-a-published-artbook-375835641
Hello everyone~ After the success our Icon Contest; http://theprincessproject.deviantart.
Printing your own manga: Ka-Blam, Lulu or else?Greetings everyone,Printing your own manga: Ka-Blam, Lulu or else?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since a lot of people here are manga artists, I was wondering if I could ask you something:
Do you print your own manga?
I've been visiting some PODs websites (Print On Demand) and so far, when it comes about publishing your own comic or manga, I've stumbled on KA-BLAM.com & LULU.com. I've read reviews from people who have used their services in the past and the opinions are quite mixed. I heard about ComiXpress, but it goes shot down...
Anyone among you ever experienced one of these printing services? And how was it? Who is better among these two? Please let me and everyone else hear about it. Thank you.