Cosplay Friday: Calling All HeroesCosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes
Sonic Wave by cibo-black-cat
Not for the faint of heart,
The fan–made Defense of the Ancients (DotA) strategy game takes place on a virtual battlefield where skillfully trained players level up their heroes and arm attacks against each other’s teams to claim satisfying victory. Released in 2003, it is one of the original multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games and certainly one of the most suc
2 years2 years ago was the first day of a new life!2 years3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I never thought I would met someone like you. I never thought I can love someone like I love you.
Now it's the longest relationship in my life and I hope we will be together for another
2 years and another and another...
I know I can sometimes be annoying and lazy and things but I'm so happy that you love me just like I am!!
You're the prettiest, kindest, truest and most understanding person I know.
You always brighten up my days.
I want to thank you for all. I love you, darling!
And because it's a special day, we have to look up for maaanyyy SoRiku dou's
Has someone of you guys a good link for us?
(dedicated to: Evil-Uke-Sora)
Historical Snow White cosplayHistorical Snow White cosplay4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people have asked me about cosplaying my princess dresses, but Chibirinoa is the first person to actually send me photos! AGHHGHJdfgd so pretty.
McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!Today is an incredibly exciting day!!!McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I feel incredibly lucky that on my birthday, I can finally reveal a long-awaited dream come true with all of you.
McCall's Patterns reached out to me last year to see if I would like to design some patterns for them. (Still reeling over this sentence, btw.) I had a meeting and lovely tour of their offices, and then got to work. My ideas were overflowing, but I knew exactly which patterns I wanted to design first...
We're proud to present "Yaya Han's Ultimate Bodysuit Pattern" as the first finished collaboration between McCall's Patterns and me.
It's a pattern we are sorely missing in the cosplay world - I know from having to alter and draft my own bodysuit patterns for many years. This patterns will make it easy for cosplayers (and everyone else) to tailor a bodysuit that will fit them like a glove, and use it as a base for thousands of costume ide
Few words about Joker and Harley costumesREI: We wanted to make a small post about our new costumes, inspired by the amazing arts of NoFlutter :iconnoflutter:Few words about Joker and Harley costumes8 months ago in Personal More Like This
You, guys, must have seen my Victorian Poison Ivy costume, which was as well designed and drawn by the same artist. I felt in love with it the minute I saw it. And Ryoko also liked Harley Quinn’s costume and decided to make it in pair with me.
But after some time NoFlutter created the amazing, colorful and eye-catching design of gender bender Joker. And immediately we thought that would be a great idea to make the craziest comics pair of all times together. Harley Quinn and a new girlfriend she created for herself – the Lady Joker! Watch our small performance video here (unfortunately it was blocked for all mobile devices, but you can watch from PC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef4vcCEYZpw
Costumes were not easy to make. For me there were so many different colours in the cos
Brought to Life: Nintendo CosplayNintendo defined so many of our childhoods. It's a fun thing to see all of the characters we grew up with come to life, with the effort of these fantastic cosplayers.Brought to Life: Nintendo Cosplay2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Skull Kid by IgorTodd
Cosplay Friday: Princess MononokeCosplay Friday: Princess Mononoke7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Life and Death
Are His Alone
Princess Mononoke Teaser
Miyazaki creates a dark, violent and complex modern fairy tale in Princess Mononoke drawing from history, fantasy, and traditional Japanese folklore.
The film follows the journey of Ashitaka, a young warrior who goes in search of a cure to save his life and finds himself in the middle of a battle between nature and industry. The animal gods lead by Princess Mononoke (or S
Legacy of The LensMar 22, 2013by techgnoticLegacy of The Lens3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a
Best of the Best: Sailor MoonBest of the Best: Sailor Moon1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sailor Moon reached American audiences in 1995. U.S. teenagers became instantly obsessed with the band of beautiful soldiers. Twenty-two years later, Sailor Moon is back.
Who is Sailor Moon?
She's the main character in a sailor suit who basically saves the world.
What powers doe the Sailor Senshi have?
They have the power to magically transform into their costumes.
Who are Sailor Moon's enemies?
Generally, they're fighting against space-related foes of the Earth!
Why are they so popular?
Sailor Moon helped jump-start female anime fandom in the United States.
What's Sailor Moon saying at the end of introduction?
“Tsuki ni kawatte, oshiokyo!” translates roughly to "In the name of the moon, I will punish you."
Enjoy 60+ pieces of beautiful Sailor Moon fan art!
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyStreet Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
Cosplay Friday: Howl's Moving CastleCosplay Friday: Howl's Moving Castle10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: A Heart’s A Heavy Burden
Howl’s Moving Castle 1
Howl’s Moving Castle is best known as the 2004 animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
While it is as beautifully animated as all of Studio Ghibli's other films this was one of the few times Miyazaki based a film on an existing work. The film is an adaptation of British author Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 young-adult novel by the same name and the first book in the Ho
How to Commission an ArtistI've been commissioning artists for a little over two years now, starting with site money on GaiaOnline and moving to dA from there. One thing that's hard for me to ignore is the number of artists who are concerned about being scammed, either because they've gone through that experience before or because the stories and warnings of it happening all the time proliferate. Commissioners have their own concerns about being scammed by artists. The simple fact of the matter is that it happens.How to Commission an Artist6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, I think a good portion of the problem is that many people who want to commission an artist have no experience doing so, and it's not as easy to find instructions on it as, say, how to draw anime eyes. That's why I'm making this guide.
It should be noted that while I mention commissioning through other websites now and then, this is meant as to general guide, and all of the examples are from deviantart.com. Also, this does not
Frequently Asked QuestionsI get asked many questions and it can be hard for me to answer them all, so I have compiled a list of questions which I'm often asked in the hope it is of interest to some of youFrequently Asked Questions3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Where did you learn?
I've taught myself. My Secondary (High) School art teacher told me 'cartoon are not art' and so I had no interest in perusing 'art' classes any further. At about 13 I began to draw every day, less studying, more drawing what came to mind, creating characters and worlds and getting my thoughts and feeling onto paper.
I joined deviantART at 15, and the feedback and critique I've gained through sharing my art online has helped a lot in my improvement. I wasn't born with any 'gift', unless you count functioning hands, I learned through practice. My early drawings are just as bad as everyone elses (I keep them as proof) I a
100technique meme list1. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each differently/with different colours. Bonus!: use different media for each.100technique meme list6 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Draw something with a stereotypically feminine theme or style. (Flowers, pastel colours, beautiful subjects?)
3. Draw something with a stereotypically masculine theme or style. (Action, explosions, rough lines and angles?)
4. Draw something that is supposed to arouse positive emotion from the viewer (amusement, joy, sympathy). you can use both technique and the subject of the drawing to achieve this.
5. Draw something with no same colour used twice.
6. Draw a short comic of 3-7 panels.
7. Drawing using only two colours.
8. Do a drawing digitally, colouring it with three depths of shades and three depths of lighting.
9. Do a digital drawing in black and white.
10. Draw an imaginary object.
11. Digital. Sketch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
12. Traditional. Sketch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
13. Draw digitally
Yay a DDA great start to the year!!!!Yay a DD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to everyone who looks, comments and watches, it's much appreciated ^_____^ . . . . . I always answer questions and often reply to comments if they are more than just a couple of words
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
New cosplays coming up!Hello everybodaayy!New cosplays coming up!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another convention is now over and my cold that I picked up during it is starting to fade away finally. I made 3 new cosplays for this convention and I am now waiting for pictures of them! Also I will have another photoshoot within a couple of weeks.
So look forward to see Compa from Hyperdimension Neptunia, Steampunk Snow White and Miku from Sandplay of the Singing Dragon!
In the meantime have a sneak preview of my Snow White which is based on the artwork of :iconnoflutter: who is just amazing!
Photo taken by my friend Fabian Sandström: www.facebook.com/fsandstromphotography
Contest 23 - Historical DisneyContest 23 - Historical Disney3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
In the Judge's Section:
Chosen by :iconmistytang::iconzimeta::iconshoomlah:
Give me your voice by Khioora
What the judges were saying: "Khioora's piece definitely jumped out at me when I was first browsing through the entries- it's a striking illustration, granted, but I was also taken with the integration of both 1830's fashion, and Romantic period portrayals of mermaids with more delineated legs. I'm not a huge fan of fashion in the 1830's, but I'll be the first to admit that it's a blast to draw; I think Khioora did a great job of capturing the so-called "Waist and Extravagance" of the period with both her characters' overall silhouette, and her general detailing of the costume. Great stuff!"~ shoomlah
New Journal Skin and Cosplay ConfessionsWOW!! I got 79 votes on the Cosplay Confession thing so I'm going to have to come up with 79! Wow! <3New Journal Skin and Cosplay Confessions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you like my new Journal Skin? I spent HOURS trying to figure out CSS. I'm a bit technology dimwitted. I have never done anything like that before in my life and figuring out all the codes almost drove me to murder. I asked my sister who is very talented in such things to help but she was unable to do anything unless she was in front of my laptop. LOL Talk about dead out of water.
Any-who I'm going to do cosplay confessions in no particular order. ALONS-Y!!!
1. I genuinely like seeing other people cosplaying the same character as me. I like seeing what other people can bring to the table, and I love cosplaying with people who equally love the character as I do.
2. Ever since a friend became extremely upset over me cosplaying the same character as her, I have felt like I am not allowed to cosplay who I want, despite the fact that I am comfortable seeing people in the same thing as
February Cosplay DD Round UpFebruary Cosplay DD Round Up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 2013 Cosplay Daily Deviation Round Up
February 2013 Cosplay daily deviation features from the past month, in case you missed them, all in one condensed and costumed space.
A vs. X Dark Phoenix by MiracoleKuroshitsuji: Doll by MakiEracleaTill the End of the World by XeniaPolarSternGame of Thrones | Daenerys + Silver by elysiagriffinSteampunk Peacock 2 by ThePrincessNightmareJoker cosplay enieme 10 by Lucius-FergusonHid by foux86Distant Valhalla - FFXIII-2 by kerubearThis land will not be taken by Its-Raining-NeonBelle - The Beauty and the Beast by Miwako-cosplay
If you come across anything in the Cosplay gallery that you think is amazing, please feel free to drop me a note and suggest it. Suggesting is fun!
You can find my suggestion guidelines HERE.
Macro Spotlight Vol. 170Macro Spotlight Vol. 1705 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 170
Stain Glass Droplets
leaf map 2
Cosplay adviceWith each day going by, I am asked more & more on cosplay advice.Cosplay advice4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Lala, can you give me some cosplay advice? I am going to cosplay so-&-so.." (Etc. etc.,)
"I was wondering if you have any tips for me when it comes to cosplaying..?"
I have spent years thinking about how to even respond to this sort of question, there is so much advice I want to give, but I don't want to give it to just one person.
Thus... I am going to lay it all out right here on this journal.
If you are the type to say: "TL;DR" Then go ahead & leave now, or just read tip #4. XD To those who actually want to see what my advice is, continue on this long jolly yellow brick road. (Whether you cosplay Wizard of Oz or not. LOL.)
Tip #1: Starting/having a "cosplay group."(What I consider the most important tip, especiall
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!3 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!
A Lonely TribeEcho of Saintsby - ZaGHaMiA Lonely Tribe6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
by - NataliaCiobanu
Uby - djailledie
Sumo by - burningmonk
Of man and goatby - siddhartha19
Rassemblement pour Charlie by - hubert61
English Classby - little-spacey
Dodo makingby - kingmouf
sniffby - arslanalp