Getting started with needle feltingEDIT 7/4/12: Added a couple of additional sources for wool.Getting started with needle felting4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll probably add more to this later. This is various bits of info about needle felting, and my favorite shops for supplies. They're all in the US though, I really don't know where to get supplies outside the US. Some will ship internationally, though.
Here's what I'd recommend to get started felting: The most important tool would be a good felting needle. I haven't seen the better needles or good wool in craft stores, so you'll have to go to a specialty store or order online. I got some needles from Michael's because they were cheap, but they don't have very many barbs so I don't generally use them now. "Star" needles are my favorite, because they have more sides and more barbs to catch the wool. You don't really need multiple sizes to get started, but you might get at least one spare needle. They do break sometimes. (I'm special, I hit my wire armatures all the time with no problem, but I've broken all sizes of needles on ey
Commisions closedcommision list:Commisions closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.:iconkoolkatz2009b: Aggron finished http://d215lab.deviantart.com/#/d5o5ee3
2.:iconeverthiana: Umbreon Plush finished http://d215lab.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5ngxic
3.:iconmeguroco: Growlithe finished http://d215lab.deviantart.com/art/Growlithe-plush-343889370
4.:iconAarux: Sneasel finished http://d215lab.deviantart.com/gallery/37846679#/d5r3rof
5.:iconAarux: Metagross finished http://d215lab.deviantart.com/gallery/37846679#/d5rznpk
6.:iconGrowlyLobita: 6" pink Growlithe Plush finishe
MYO VULLOWISP EVENTRULES:MYO VULLOWISP EVENT1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-The image must be uploaded to Deviantart, with credit,a link back to me and then posted on this picture.
- MAKE SURE TO READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION/REFERENCES AS CAREFULLY AS POSSIBLE
-ONLY COMMON/AVERAGE VULLOWISPS ALLOWED!!!!
(IE. No Kits, or werewisps)
-You can have different face shapes. BUT REMEMBER TO CHECK WHICH ONES YOU CAN USE.
-All colors,themes,patterns, and designs are allowed. But please no neons (i will cry) (unless you can pull it off!!)
-Vullowisps that win will not have to pay ANY FEE. If you don't win you can pay a 800 point/$8 fee so that you can keep them.
-Need inspiration? Check out my playlist of music that Vullowisp music would sound like: http://vullowisp.tumblr.com/
DATE ENDS: December 1st
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ASK AWAY!!!!
Devious Journal Entryasdhsfdaskfhakdlasd;jDevious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This account no longer in useLast night Crystal, aka Kristal, aka StapledSlut, aka Maniac, aka Jiggly Caliente, aka America's Sweetheart,This account no longer in use4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
was caught in a whoriffic collishun with a truck carrying Hot Cheetos. She was taken to the hospitol but died a
short times after arrivel.
She will be forever at piece at :iconDeviant-Cemetery:, please send them your greef. And send this account
some cool DA points to pay for her internet funerel.
R.I.P. IN PIECE STAPLED SLUT
WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
favorite dis if you fell for it!!!!! :iconlololplz: :iconlololplz: :iconlololplz: :iconlololplz:
im going to be yelled at for this aren't i, oh welBefore you take me out context please let me make the point clear that IM IN NO WAY SAYING MAKING AN ORIGINAL SPECIES IS A BAD THING. I'm also NOT talking about anyone in particular nor am I calling anyone out.im going to be yelled at for this aren't i, oh wel1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It makes me sad seeing people are actually being scared out of ever making/posting an original character design, including me, in the fear that someone will accuse them for "copying an original species". The fact that people freak out over the smallest similarities between a design and an original species is very uncalled for. If the design follows every or most guidelines of that original species then I can understand your frustration, but if it's only one small thing, like it being based on food or it has an oddly shaped tail and everything else is completely different then there's no reason to throw a fit. Yes, there are some original original species and there are some not-so original species. Either way it's nice to see other people's i
Dear SJW'sEDIT: Here's a good analogy I was able to create from all of this.Dear SJW's2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Think of this as Japan and America. Japan is the SJW's and America is the cis/truscum/het/white people.
Japan has been bombed twice by America. The SJW are trying to suggest that Japan should bomb America back, twice.
Japan never did bomb America, and we haven't been in any recent wars with them.
Things can get better, stop trying to reverse the hate and get revenge because that's how war happens.
For the love of Christ, stop wishing people to hell, stop wishing people to die, stop wishing hate on people, stop HATING people. It won't solve anything.
Stop making yourselves look terrible by harassing anyone that doesn't agree with you, or is not a transgender person/non-binary person like you.
Stop sending death threats to cis people and to truscum believers.
Stop assuming that all of us cis people will harass you and destroy you, because not all of us are like that.
UPDATES / NEWS + RULES??!!! IMPORTANT !!!UPDATES / NEWS + RULES??1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'M SURE MOST OF YOU GUYS HAVE NOTICED that we have journal approval turned on for quite awhile now, but we also recently turned on approval for the rest of the folders in our gallery because there's been so many people submitting things to the wrong folder / not ... actual waterdog related art or something
IF YOU WANT TO SPEED UP THE APPROVAL PROCESS, DON'T TRY AND SUBMIT IT TO THE GROUP MORE THAN ONCE. THAT'LL JUST SPAM OUR INBOX AND MAKE THE PROCESS A LOT, LOT SLOWER THAN IT NEEDS TO BE.
please be patient.
each journal / deviation requires two admins to approve and we're not robots so we need our time!! don't freak out and spam the submit button just because it's taking us a couple hours to put it into the group. it will not make us approve faster.
i honestly didn't think i needed to write this journal but it's not fun having like 30+ pop ups saying "deviation already in group" when i have to go through 200 group correspondence
Why Art School SucksToo late to type, will write something tomorrow, goodnight! zzZZzzzzWhy Art School Sucks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(dont forget to let it process, fresh upload!)
new music video!!hey yall, i made a new animation!!!new music video!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
was super super fun to work on, hope you guys enjoy it!!!
tdfioiubdvonvuio RANTIDK THIS IS JUST A RANT U DON'T NEED TO READ IT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO *A*tdfioiubdvonvuio RANT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, :iconmzzazn: posted something on facebook a while ago that I totally agree, actually, we talked about it lots of times, it's about the "copying artstyle shit":
I really don't like it when artists heavily reference or plain out copy others and open up commissions for a much cheaper price than the original artist. Studying someone's art and taking a couple of features may be fine, but if someone looks at an art piece and can say: "wow this looks oddly similar to so and so's drawing style" that means you should change it up a bit.
um yeah, that's not cool! This makes me unmotivated and depressed! I work hard to get better, and I always try new stuff, add details I didn't use to in my drawings etc... just to make it "different"... y'know, my style isn't the same than it was 3 months ago, and I totally know my commissions aren't the cheapest ones, and that my style isn't the most original one, but I ca
Guess who's backBack again.Guess who's back4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tell some men.
Rub my back
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Rub my back
OMG TRACEI think it’s really disgusting when an artist with hundreds or thousands of followers decides to rally against some 12 year old that tried their best to copy their drawing and get some Facebook likes from other kids at their school. Like look at it. It’s on printer paper and has eraser marks everywhere and it’s just awful. They copied this from their phone during recess.OMG TRACE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah okay tracing’s bad, teach them now, they gotta learn at some point, etc etc etc. But let them take that hit from their own upset following, when and IF they ever make it to that point. Let them learn when they let down the people who support them. Most won’t ever get to that point anyway.
Because attacking these dumb kids with your legions or making a huge event out of it just makes you an asshole. A public spectacle asshole that beats up slow kids and thinks WAY too highly of its work.
Look at him he’s got a fucking Cars poster. Are you really gonna be that guy? Are you going t
BL / SHOUNEN AI REQUEST BOX HEREBL means Boys love, boys doing boys, homosexuality, gay etc etc. I thought everyone in DA knows it alreadyBL / SHOUNEN AI REQUEST BOX HERE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
i'm gonna pick 1 or 2 req. everytime i'm bored. no guarantee yours will be made, but hey, better than nothing right? if you want me to surely do your req, Commission me ; )
1. fav this journal !!
2. comment with what you want, 1 req per comment. comment as many times as you like - the more the better.
3. OC/Fanart ok. (provide ref for ocs in ur comment!)
4. no pron
5. more creative your req, more likely i'll do it! dont just give me [link] t o your ocs, give me description of what you want to! like, "I want my oc riding a unicorn towards the sunset" orsumtinglikethat
so, shoot away!
Request Box - Yaoi only
What should Freelancers Charge?So. Here's the thing. People don't seem to understand just how bad dA's market is for freelancers. The reason I'm back on this is because I want people to appreciate what they're getting. No one complains about my prices, but you may complain about them elsewhere; here's your perspective.What should Freelancers Charge?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
According to my Applications & Industry teacher, there is no shame in a student charging $20/hr on their work. Seasoned professionals will charge $50/hr. Consider this:
I do mini-cheebs in an average of 1hr. I charge $10, not $20.
I do regular chibis in an average 6hrs. I charge $17, not $120.
Half-bodies take me about 8hrs. My price is $45, not $160.
A full-body, full-color picture takes me around 14hrs, sometimes 16-18 depending on difficulty. I charge only $55 regardless, but this means my price could have fluctuated anywhere between $280-$360.
Realistically, if I were to treat commissions even more professional
on complimenting art [please read]ok so i want to start of with, first of all, i know saying this outright wont stop it from happening at all on my work, but i still would like it to be known at least?? hahon complimenting art [please read]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i notice, and have experienced countless times, that a lot of younger users on this site tend to do something akin to self depreciation when attempting to praise others work.
thats…really not ok. like really really not ok
im going to be using direct addressing pronouns “you” without actually referring to anyone specific, but, by you saying something like “oh ill never be as good as you” or “im so jealous of your work” or “i want your style/skills” in a directly envious and self depreciating tone, you are honestly doing NO ONE any favors. its rude, childish, and hurtful to say things like that, to both sides. you think i want to hear you talk down about yourself in an attempt to make me feel good? why would that make me feel g
As an artist...I've come to find now, lately when it comes to inspiration, that I absolutely have no qualms with others feeling inspired by my work, be it by style or creation or whatever.As an artist...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But what I am very not okay with is directly tracing my work and/or directly copying a design or concept. That will make me more or less displeased, since I mean come on it's one thing to be inspired by one of those things, but another thing(an uncreative and lazy thing) to just outright copy n' trace. Ew.
If I get ya on this, don't expect a callout. Don't expect links and supporters bearing down your throat. I'm too old and busy to do that shit. But what you SHOULD expect is a very stern talking-to in private! Not an attack, but an explanation as to why your actions are misguided, and mayhaps a possible solution to yer problem.
So if you don't wanna deal with that from me, please don't do it in the first place!
The confusion in my mind about anime and art.===============The confusion in my mind about anime and art.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi there, Haven't updated my journal in a while, I hope everyone is alright and live a happy life.
Let's me get straight to the point. sorry If my remaining ego have driven me to type something stupid, But at least I'm being honest to you, I also wanted to practice writing long essay in English too.
I'm always open for your critique and suggestion, But please write it in a respectful manner.
My own feeling about using anime in my art, you might notice that I always use shape and form of anime in most of my artworks, But my inner side always tells me that I don't have that much interest in it, I like to go to art museum instead of anime convention, I like to watch cartoon more than watching anime, I like to read aesthetic/philosophy and other books more than manga or doujin, [forget about video games, I've decided to quit it, cold freaking turkey] my only activity related to game is listening to games music/bgm.
But nevertheless, The main form
yo my transgender watchers and buddiesshit like this dont gotta happenyo my transgender watchers and buddies11 months ago in Personal More Like This
girls and boys and otherwise else dont gotta end their own lives because of the shit we are put through every day, but this still happens bc we all know a lot of this world still aint friendly to us ya kno. like really unfriendly
but ya kno theres still hope bc at least we are still trying to make a difference and make things better for us
people like leelah alcorn and so many other young kids and trans people as a whole should not be dying in vain ya hear me
we can stick together, we need to
i love yall guys ok. you n me are a lot alike. born one way and told to live a lot like that even tho we know its wrong, its not us, its not how we are meant to be. its scary being where we are. its so scary and can go so wrong if we try to be ourselves but maybe it can go right. it has to go right. we gotta fight for it so that we can stop things like this from happening, so they dont need to happen anymore in
me-Hey I’m Quinn, I’m 17, and I’m from Texasme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-im mostly agender but also a boy
-they/them or ey/em/emself
-im mentally ill and neurodivergent
pls do not watch me if youre truscum/transmedicalist or align yourself with their beliefs (i'll just block you lol)
my past users were: Wildphyre-Pyro, SpaceDoge, Treehs, SparkIedog, and currently KlonoaOfTheWind. I change my user about every 6 months
I'm way more active on tumblr and twitter where i post sketches n stuff
note me for my twitter
note me for skype if we're friends
if you want to draw me something here are my fursonas. Yes Astron has ears.
if you want to ask me about things go ahead im not scary
it mothafucking blows my mindthat people charge 1 - 100 for their workit mothafucking blows my mind10 months ago in Personal More Like This
cause of da's shitty point system it seems like a lot but it really fucking isn't
tw for some math y'all i will try to make it as easy as possible but ugh gross math
the people who buy points at 80 to $1 from da
then da taking another 20% off that 80 when converted into cash via commission widget
The artist gets
$0.64 out of your $1 that you paid for them points
Let's do this simple calculation with you buying $25 worth of points from deviantart
25 * 80 = 2000
then you buy something from the artist using da's exchange currency of 80 to $1
The artist charges $25 so you pay them with the official exchange rate of 2000 through the widget, which takes 20% off.
so the equation will be
2000 * 0.2 = 400
400 will be taken from that amount or $5
So the artist will only get $20 of that $25 you, or someone else) paid for those points, not receiving the full amount of money t