25.Cross-posted from my blog. The entry is a little bipolar, my emo and epic nerdy fangirling all rolled into one. You have been warned.25.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Where do I even start? I'm glad to be alive.
It takes a lot of courage to put certain thoughts and feelings into words, too easy to be hurt for who we are, our heart's fragility can only withstand so much when it comes to our weaknesses, I think.
And so, I hadn't known how to write this, and I still don't exactly, not really. But last year -- getting over depression -- was surely the grandest achievement of me being 24 (and of course my doctor, who didn't even have to put me on antidepressants, thank you).
In many ways, I'd been afraid to write about it because I didn't want to jinx my recovery, it wasn't often I had something good like that. (Because you know, more than once, I'd thought that I was fine, just to find myself living in the very opposite of that the next months.)
It was a lo
Book Review :: Food PhotographyHi FoodIsArt-ers!Book Review :: Food Photography1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A while ago, =largethomas asked me to write a review of a food photography book I’ve been reading for you lovely people. It’s helped me immensely; in turn it may be able to help those of you wanting to further your food photography. Alrighty, here we go!
Ever since I entered the world of food blogging and cake decorating, my focus was always on making the food the art, rather than the photography. Taking photos was just a means to give my readers a reference. Joining deviantART inspired me to change this. Great food photography can make ordinary food look extraordinary, and takes extraordinary food to a whole new level. Armed with this new bout of inspiration, I decided I needed a book.
I soon came across Nicole S. Young’s, “Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots”. Nicole is a full-time photographer who specialises in commercial photography. Her book
Resource Roundup #8The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #82 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This month's theme is "do it yourself" (commonly known as 'DIY'). We hope you enjoy these tutorials! What would you like to see in next month's edition of Resource Roundup?
Wig Hairline Tutorial by Malindachan Cosplay wing tutorial by etaru Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde :thumb298041672: Paper Mache Armor and Prop Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay
Plush Donut Tutorial by devliann Raichu Sewing Tutorial by Renegar-Kitsune Turtle Tutorial by Piripanda Electric guitar bag tutorial by Eyespiral-stock :thumb92218108
Go for it - Photoshop BrushesPrevious Go for it articles:Go for it - Photoshop Brushes6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go for it - Photoshop Tutorials
Go for it - Photoshop Actions
Hello guys! How are you?
This "Go for it" Article is about Photoshop Brushes.
Many of us use brushes to enhance our works result. Whether they are drawings, vectors, paintings, manipulations, photographies, etc., the truth is that brushes are many times a life savior and, they help us achieve great effects in an great and easy way.
What are brushes?
Quoting my own Tutorial, "Brushes can be compared to stamps that we use in Photoshop (or in other program like Paint Shop Pro, Illustrator, Corel PhotoPaint, etc.). The main puropse is to add extra effect or details into your digital work".
I've created 2 Tutorials exlaining how to instal & apply Photoshop Brushes and, also how to create your own Photoshop Brushes. If you find them useful, please download t
The JourneyA journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.The Journey1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Let us travel everywhere in the world with this feature.
Please consider giving it a or comment so that more people can see these amazing works!
Winter light by PawelMatys Tree of Lite by Miguel-Santos
Quiraing by TobiasRichter
Masai Sunset by eddieboy95 The Old Man of Storr by TobiasRichter
Trotternish by TobiasRichter
Coire Faoin by TobiasRichter Heaven let your light shine down by Dee-T
Torridon by TobiasRichter
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by Grosojecorroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by ABipolarTeddyBear:th
How To Photograph Your CraftsThe absolute number one cause of rejection of DD suggestions for most Artisan Craft CVs is poor photography. There is nothing worse than seeing an otherwise brilliant piece ruined by a dodgy photo. But even beyond DD acceptance, if you want to people on dA to be able to appreciate your skill you need to be able to show your work off to advantage.How To Photograph Your Crafts10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes I'll tell a self-suggester that I can't feature their work because of the quality of the photography and they'll inevitably reply, "Oh, I'll have to get a better camera."
Repeat after me: the tools never make the artist.
You don't need a $9000 sewing machine to stitch a dress, you don't need a $1000 stand mixer to bake a cake, and you similarly don't need a top of the range SLR to take a brilliant photograph. It's all in how you take the photo.
To help us understand photography concepts a little more, Fella is going to help us out. Say hi Fella!
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder3 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
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
1000 POINT DEVIANTART GIVEAWAY :CLOSED:UPDATE: WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 24th, 2013.1000 POINT DEVIANTART GIVEAWAY :CLOSED:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
THIS IS NOW CLOSED! All comments before 9 pm CST will be considered for entry! I will tally up everyone and announce the winner sometime next week! I've also planned a bit of a surprise as well, so be on the lookout!
That's right, you read the title right:
I'm doing a 1000 point giveaway! As a thank you to the deviantart community that continues to commission me, I'd like to do this as my official thank you to everyone <3
HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK:
everyone who enters will have their name written on a slip of paper, placed into a bowl to pick out of. I will film me picking a name. Whatever name I choose wins! c: I'll send them a note, and they'll have 3 days to respond before I pick another username. So, make sure to check your notes! c:
HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is comment with a link, leading to a post that links back to this journal. It can be a journal, poll, etc. As long as it reposts thi
Guess correctly, win art! (Done/Winners Inside!)Guess correctly, win art! (Done/Winners Inside!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There were 457 stars in the jar!
Here are the winners!
1st - SatraThai (450)
2nd - NakodileKiria (448)
Please send me a note with a character you would like me to draw! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Here's a second chance to win a prize if you missed my kiriban over the weekend! I decided to bring back my "Guess how many stars!" contest from a few years ago. (Updated with a slightly different number of stars, of course!) The first and second place winners will receive a fully-colored chibi of any character they want. (Maybe third place will get one too~) >w<
Here are the rules! It's really easy!
♥ How many stars do you think are in the jar? Leave a comment with your guess! (Hint: More than 100, less than 500).
♥ Favorite this entry! You can remove it from your favorites when the contest is over.
The due date
Sword and dagger of Rai - Lamento TutorialSwiish!Sword and dagger of Rai - Lamento Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tonight I'm going to continue my daily prop tutorials with some basic sword and dagger making.
What do we need:
-Cardboard (thick one, around 3mm-4mm)
-Black fake leather (half meter)
-Some paper balls which you get from a crafts store
-Normal paper glue and hot glue
-One wooden stick (1cmx1cmx1m)
-Dremel or similar machine
-Cotton wool fabric
-Citadel paints, black, golden and silver.
And a few hours of free time!
Our mission is to make these two props, a sword and a dagger!
(right on the photo) Google Lamento - Rai if you wanna know more about the original.
We will start with drawing the patterns on a paper or straight on the cardboard sheet:
Then we can continue with cutting 'em out:
Ry's Favourite Artists Featuring: Willow-SanHi there its me Hainanese Chicken with Ryce. I feel like doing something I have never done before, I want to feature some of my favourite artists that I have been following for years, lets begin by someone I found randomly on Deviantart years ago and caught my eyes. Her name is Willow-San :iconwillow-san:Ry's Favourite Artists Featuring: Willow-San1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Willow-San is a french artist who's art style caught my attention... umm ok I gota be honest, I saw a pikachu and I clicked on her profile :iconmingplz: (I CANNOT RESIST A PIKACHU OK) BUT what I discovered was a whole new universe of art perfection, in the world of the great and mighty Willow-San with pretty vibrant colors and amazing line work and comedy gold humour! And a f*ckin Pikachu
I especially like how she draws faces, they are so full of energy and the shading is top notch. Seriously this gurl has got so much talent, n
Commission InfoNow that I have a steady flow of orders coming in I decided to make a commission info Journal for anyone interested in commissioning me for plushies.Commission Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
pokemon, digimons, anime/game/comic/cartoon fanart, original characters
***Note about original characters: I will not make an OC that doesn't belong to the commissioner unless the owner of the OC sends me a note giving their consent.***
I respectfully reserve the right to refuse commissions.
-Payment can be completed via paypal
-To be waitlisted $20 deposit is required
-When making payments put in the description what the commission is.
-The commissioner may pay full price at time of order or pay in installments.
-Full payment is require before plush is shipped.
-If you must cancel your commission, know that the deposit is non-refundable once the plush production is started.
COMMISSION SLOT INFO
best places to message me either on my etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/MidnightCosplay, facebook http://www.face
Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.A trait of a 'good artists' is that they keep drawing and painting long after others would have stopped. Press "Favorite" if you plan on painting or drawing today!Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
See you soon for my workshop in Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Crazy NovemberHey people, how are you coping with the coming winter (for my friends in the US and Europe and anywhere that is gonna be buried in 10ft of snow in the next couple of weeks. First of all, its Movember so men, grow that moustaches to support the event to raise awareness for prostate cancer in guys. I grew mine...well sort of:http://yumegawa.tumblr.com/post/35685231879/suddenlyCrazy November2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Second of all is I want to thank all of you for following me in my 30 Day Challenge thing. If you want to try it out yourself please check out Sachin Teng's tumblr:http://sachinteng.tumblr.com/post/25810691828/go-west-young-man
His work is inspirational and obviously influenced the stuff I did. I wish I can meet him in person someday if I go to NY.
Apologies for some responses or comments during that period of time that I didn't reply to as I was in knee-deep of assignments and projects. (Which is now all done thankfully) Thank you for being bloody patient with me and being bloody persistent watchers as well. Every
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
You're Not AloneWatch depthRADIUSYou're Not Alone7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all hea
800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !*UPPDATE , EVENT IS FINALLY OVER*800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have appointed Fay-13 to distribute the points to you . Each participant will get 1 point each (800 + 668 = 1.++++ so lets just count as 1 shall we) and those who made an additional journal entry , I will be showing you guys a piece of artwork that I will be unveiling in about a weeks time . Thank you so much for your participation . As there are 600+ over people who joined this , please give Miss Fay sometime to pass you guys the point 1 by 1 , cheers !!!!
** Next point giving session will be 5000 points, AGAIN , everyone gets it ! ** Stay tuned !
On misunderstandings about cosplayThis is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for quite a while now. I finally got the motivation to when Sarah sorairo-days emailed me to share my thoughts on what cosplay means to me, and what I feel it really means to be a cosplayer despite all the misconceptions about the hobby. It's for this article on Random Nerds, in which Sarah shares her side of it as well.On misunderstandings about cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've witnessed how cosplayers are constantly looked down upon, which makes people apprehensive towards it. It's such a shame because it's a wonderful and rewarding hobby which brings people together. And in general, I am firmly against making anyone feel bad about doing something they want to do.
I am aware that the concept of cosplay might be too much for some individuals, but our intention definitely isn't to get all up in everyone's faces and say everyone should cosplay or whatever. We just want to promote a
deviantART Holiday Headquarters 2011! Daily deal loadingdeviantART Holiday Headquarters 2011!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Save 20% on ALL HatsStarting at $12.00
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Expires November 29, 2011 at11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time.
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Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
On Hacking and Tracing (hiding on DA)On Hacking and Tracing (hiding on DA)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FOR ANYONE WHO'S READING THIS A BIT LATE
This all happened about five to six months ago. Obsessing about this would be just silly, on either side. If you managed to find your way here by now and would still like to know what happened, I'll give you a quick summary.
There USED to be a BHB journal explaining everything that happened , but DA recently banned a bunch of groups for whatever fucking reason. Anyways, it turned out that Rai (Nincianda) was Kas all along and wasn't actually 13 and had been banned from DA I believe at least 10 times already? Anyways, she was caught and flipped the fuck out. Aisha was caught tracing and left DA forever, but she still uses tumblr.
Nincianda ended up being someone who drew badly but found out people thought it was cute for a 12/13 year old. She also ran around telling people crazy stories about how she was abused and other shit, but when