1ST PLACE!!! Also, Anime Boston -PAX East Update!1st Place Winners!1ST PLACE!!! Also, Anime Boston -PAX East Update!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sheila won 1st Place in the CosplayGen and Mikubook contest!! http://www.cosplaygen.com/communitys-choice-vocaloid-edition-winners/
Sylar won 1st Place in the Cosplay Wigs USA contest!!
That's right, we both placed first in our prospective contests!! And it is all thanks to YOU GUYS! Sure we made the costumes and what not, but we both know that we wouldn't have gotten anywhere without you guys.
SO THANK YOU!
Thank you all so much! For all the votes, re-votes, reblogs, favorites, tweets, posts, tags and more. It was you guys that made it happen.
In celebration and in gratitude, Sheila made a video of her Miku, dancing like a maniac. Feel free to watch her appreciation and excitement via her humiliation. XD
As another thank you of course, we are planning another Grell Photoshoot just for you guys! With some more Grell pictures to be uploaded as well while you wa
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, please enjoy.
*C-Sec labels anyone attacking Garrus Vakarian as a Code 45-11.... a suicide.
*Garrus Vakarian just says "no" to drugs. If he said "yes", it would collapse Omega's infrastructure.
*Garrus Vakarian doesn't shower, he only takes blood baths.
*Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang is roughly equal to 1GVHs (Garrus Vakarian Headshot)
*Garrus Vakarian does not sleep. He waits.
*Garrus Vakarian counted to infinity - twice.
*If you can see Garrus Vakarian, he can see you. If you can't see Garrus Vakarian you may be only seconds away from death.
*When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Garrus Vakarian.
*In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Garrus Vakarian, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
*Garrus Vakarian is c
Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmedBefore we get into it, I'd like to preface this with the sad fact that both of Bioware's co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck have retired from the company.Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the marginally plus side, I won't have to be constantly double-checking my blogs to make sure I got their names right.
To read both of their personally written farewell letters, please go to here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-ray-muzyka/ for Ray's, and here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-greg-zeschuk/ for Greg's
For those of you who would like to pay their respects to the departing minds which have supporting Bioware through the years with their own thank yous and other supportive messages... do not go to the Bioware Social Network. Really, go anywhere but there. The Dragon Age forums are busy talking about Dragon Age 3 and discussing how terribly they are suffering, and the Mass Effect forums are busy talking about Mass Effect 4... and how terribly they are suffering.
Which leads me to the meat
Mass Effect ReferencesTools usedMass Effect References3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012.ActorX Plugin.uModel.
Requests can be made, within reason, for certain scenes to be rendered (a scene from a piece of fan-fiction, for example) and will be completely free. However, the models themselves will not be uploaded in any format. Requests for any model from the game to be rendered in any pose from either game will be completed as soon as possible, bearing in mind that human heads can't be done.
Troodon80 - As the author of the reference sheets, all I can do is hope that they are at least somewhat useful to someone; whether that be to make a costume, a model prop, a figurine, or drawing some fan art. So far, the list contains over a hundred reference sheets and it's still unfinished.
7 More Bed Time Stories, part 219June2012 update: This is an update to correct for the fact that there was no galley in ME1. I added a few extra tidbits for your enjoyment if you care to read it again.7 More Bed Time Stories, part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
This story is turning out a lot longer than I intended. Writing from Garrus' point of view is a struggle. Thanks to Lordess-Alicia for her Deviation "Goodnight Shepard" that inspired most of this story. You can see it here: http://lordess-alicia.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=192#/d3hev8m
Note the semi crazed look in Garrus' eye.
More Bed Time Stories, part 2
It was about oh-two hundred hours and I was crouched down, rummaging through the little beer cooler that Joker had tucked away under the mess hall table. I heard the doors of her quarters swish open and there she was. Her lithe form was seductively out of uniform, sheathed in silky black bed clothes with a spotted animal type print that showed the soft curves, yet left everything to the wild imagination.
And there I was…. wearing only my military shorts that bare
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series2 years ago in Personal More Like This
both as a gamer and the influences that helped shape me as a developer.
Almost a year from when I touched my last save file, I finally "finished" the Mass Effect series. I played all the DLC and I beat the game, one last time. It was a somber ending, because it put a final end to a character I have played since 2007. I have games that I love, games stretching back to my childhood, and games that I would consider myself to be a huge fan of. I can count on one hand though (and not using all my fingers), franchises that have sucked me in and crafted characters that made me care about them in such a way, that turns this 6'5 developer into your everyday excitable fan (not Justin Beiber level though, that'd be just plain crazy). The Mass Effect series is one of those few titles.
I have looked up to Bioware for many years. Combined with my love for Point & Click advent
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yet again the Mass Effect Fandom proved that it will not leave the ending in the state it was presented in the game. A certain (fan!) mod was created (and is right now in the testing phase) a Happy Ending Mod for ME3. We can destroy the Reapers, Shepard lives (EDI and Geth too) and most importantly of all we don't have to worry about the Star Child.
Instruction how to install it and the mod itself can be found here:
You can also check how the mod works here on youtube:
And a few pictures:
( source of images-> http://lady-blackfish.tumblr.com )
Rule 34My latest little pony-themed comics have brought up some more questions about whether I'll ever do Rule 34s on these things. Well, no. I haven't fully analyzed the reason why I have an aversion to Rule 34 things in general. The more I know about a particular cartoon, either from the past or from a present following, the more of an "eh" reaction I have to fan-made adult images I run across. What I feel when I see it isn't dissimilar to seeing a celebrity's face photoshopped onto a nude body. No matter how well done it may be, there's a level of "I just know too well how fake this is" involved. This may seem surprising, since the jests that I draw are sometimes of an "after 9pm" subject. But these are just purely playing on embellishments of character, rather than a desire to elaborate on a cartoon character's personal sexual motions (or their genitals). I suppose as close as I've come was the human version of Zecora, which, while a nude, wasn't very explicit or sexual. It didn't show muRule 343 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love herI love her eyes,I love her2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like a endless pit,
that you always seem to get lost in,
eventually finding your way out
I love her smile,
So bright and shiny,
as it glitters off the sun, a man could go blind
I love her face,
Like a meadow of flowers,
So beautiful, you can stare for hours,
I still dream of her,
But a dream can't really grasp her beauty,
Having her, talking to her, and seeing her,
is the most amazing thing in the world,
She is my world,
Full sized hats?!:iconohnoesplz:Full sized hats?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well Tiny Toppers ( I've been dying to say that XD) I have an exciting announcement!!
We've begun to make FULL SIZED Top Hats! :iconsobeautifulplz:
I'm so excited to announce this because I know it's been suggested to us a lot and we've thought about it a lot as well and we just decided to go for it! We've already made a full sized Classic Mad Hatter and I will probably post pictures of it tomorrow ^__^
I'm excited to see what everyone thinks, and if everyone has a favorite hat they'd like to see turned full size!! ^___^ Which hats do you think would go over best in full top hat form? :iconawwwplz:
I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts
Anyways, That's all for now! We will be attending a few cons in the upcoming weeks, but I'll write another journal about that ^_^ I just couldn't wait to tell everyone
I hope you're all staying fancy, keeping your pinkies up, and waxing your mustaches
:iconjollygoodplz: - Cassie
Sharing is CaringSo as most of you know I posted a video tutorial of me making one of my dragons on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCiPn7MUjw&context=C4b5df20ADvjVQa1PpcFNlI9Ovm88GNUagg5YVFu4EzQY19W7S2b8= It's been pretty cool seeing the dragons people have made from watching it. I think it might be fun to post them in a journal, just to see how different and unique they all turned out.Sharing is Caring3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know some of you have expressed concern that the video will just encourage copycats. Well, after over two years of posting online I have learned a few things. First, imitation and copying is inevitable. It sucks but it IS going to happen at some point if your work becomes popular enough. I do have copycats, and I do keep an eye on them. I can't really do much about them, unless they blatantly copy a design. So I've learned to live with it. I appear to have a very protective fanbase, as I am constantly alerted by you good people when anyone might be copying me. I like to think that most people can figure out
Free Avengers (or Loki) Charm Giveaway!Hello everyone!Free Avengers (or Loki) Charm Giveaway!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you remember last week my Avengers charms got a DD! I was so happy and excited that I wanted to thank all of you for adding me to your favorites and watches by doing another giveaway! This time you can win any ONE of the Avengers Charms! Or Loki. Loki also counts.
Please read all the rules, if you miss any steps your entry might not count.
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Pink]
1.) +FAV [+fav] this journal!
2.) Go check out my contest and see if you want to enter. (you don't have to enter! but check it out anyway~ [Meow :3] ) You can win a sub + points + a custom charm from me! http://fav.me/d518jfj Contest ends July 1st!
3.) It's not required that you [Added to my devWatch!] watch me or my art, but it is suggested since if you watch me, you'll see when I post the winner! Plus
Regarding the Boston Marathon BombingI've tried to write this journal a few times, but I am having trouble finding words.Regarding the Boston Marathon Bombing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in Massachusetts, so Boston is "my home" when I travel and the city that I most strongly associate with myself. I'm mad. I don't know how to feel about things like this other than to be mad. In an age of immediate and 24 news, it's hard to not know who or why, and endlessly frustrating to watch people fight and blame without any factual information.
I do love the quote from Fred Rogers that has been going around. But I also think about the words of people like George Carlin. Is this just how we live now? I feel like people my age, who were teens during 9/11, live our lives just assuming that any and every day there's a chance we could be violently and senselessly killed by a random act of violence. Does that mean that the people who do these things have succeeded?
When someone's work is better...Suppose you're an artist... or some craftsman. You can do stuff. And you're pretty confident with your skills. You have people to prove it. You have clients. You can paid your bills and make a decent living. You've fancy things around you... the list goes on.When someone's work is better...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, imagine you see the work that's better than yours... x10 better, x100 better, infinity times better. What do you feel?
Anxiety, jealousy, depression? ...or maybe inspiration, respect and enlightenment?
The recent one for me was a cold shower feel. Everyone is better. F*ck! Even the monkey can draw better stuff!
It's a hard pill to swallow really. Your confidence is shattered. You don't feel the same anymore. Surprisingly enough after a few days you're back on track. Let's kick some ass, yeah!
I have been through this cycle many times. The details and feelings may vary but you've ups and downs like sine wave. The trick is to get out of 'downs' as soon as possible. Don't let them persuade you. Climb up.
ManlyCosplay Feature -BeardsThere is nothing quite as manly as fine facial hair. Many of the manliest characters sport impressive beards, and it requires a special kind of cosplayer to pull off such a character well.ManlyCosplay Feature -Beards3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some of ManyCosplay's favourite bearded cosplays from our galleries!
Leonidas. Beard. Enough said.
Even Kratos' beard looks angry and aggressive.
Barret is known for his massive size, artificial gun arm …and his epic beard!
Hawke pimpin’s a well-trimmed beard.
What would Ezio be without his beard?
I don’t think I have to add any explanation for this one. Epic beard is epic!
Curly beards FTW! Also, an excellent cosplay of a classic series!
On sheer volume, you cannot beat this beard;
Ganondorfs beard is a classic:
Asuma knows scraggly beards.
Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: WINNERS ARE: :iconChibiterasuOkamiden: #9 :iconPaigePonPon: #2 :iconMiss-HyperShadow: #8 :iconKodriak: #1 :iconShadowedPorcelain: #7 :iconlizziecat1279: #4 :iconramuramu: #3 :iconIanaLy: #6 :iconEeren: #5
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #33 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #34!
We FINALLY got some keys for sale through Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?keywords=keyper's+cove&qid=1370294396&rh=k%3Akeyper's+cove%2Cn%3A3367581&sortrice
To Celebrate, we are giving away 9 free keys (the ones you see in the picture) instead of 1! One Key a day every day for the next 9 days We will be giving away one of each. We only have 9 designs on Amazon because we can only put ones on Amazon t
International Tiger Day + FeatureYesterday was International Tiger Day: an annual day of both celebration of the beauty of, and awareness of the plight of, tigers. Tiger populations around the globe have plummeted due to hunting, habitat loss and climate shifts. 100 years ago there were more than 100,000 tigers left in the wild. Today their numbers sit at a meagre 3,200. Three subspecies of tiger have already gone extinct. The remaining 6 subspecies are either endangered or critically endangered. In a decade, they may all be completely extinct from the wild. They've lost over 90% of their habitat, and the shifting climate is threatening to remove what little we've left them. If we don't mitigate the impacts of climate change now, the Sundarbans (their largest remaining stronghold) will be under water in 50 years. It's not a problem for our granchildren: many of us will live to see this.International Tiger Day + Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In order to save them, we need to mitigate their impacts on their environment and that of the rest of the ecosystem. We need to work
If it weren't so fun, I'd be annoyed.Dear Bethesda, makers of Skyrim.If it weren't so fun, I'd be annoyed.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me first thank you for bringing back the Fallout series, for that I am eternally grateful. Also, I'd like to add that I am having lots of fun playing Skyrim, but I do have to wonder about a few things.
There were the obvious things at first, such as why can't my companions ride horses? And what am I going to do with all these cabbages?
But now I have to ask you... why is this mountain goat stuck to the back of my horse? And why, when I'm riding, does my horse ride straight up a tree and then we fall from the top of it and hurt ourselves? Why does the skeleton corpse of the first dragon I slew constantly spawn on my head while leaving Whiterun?
I also wonder why see so many animals struggling to swim upstream in swiftly moving water. Of course I have to put them out of their misery... with fire of course. But Bethesda, why is that animal still on fire as it floats away? And when it bumps up against the river bank, how does it then set a deer on fire,
ME3 EC spoilerfree review: Lipstic on a pig~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ME3 EC spoilerfree review: Lipstic on a pig3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ask the Betrayer http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/ATB-cover-124300722
Mess Perfect http://epantiras.deviantart.com/gallery/#Mess-Perfect-parody-comic
Mess Pefect 2 http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/Mess-Perfect-2-cover-216376166
Speardrake - interactive comic http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/Speardrake-001-200210284
Door - A Jack Story (Mass Effect 2) http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/ME2-Door-A-Jack-Story-01-186016929
Mass Effect 3 NEWS http://epantiras.deviantart.com/journal/44191702/
Dragon Age 2 NEWS part 2 http://epantiras.deviantart.com/journal/36495037/
"You can put lipstick on a pig... but it's still a pig" (sorry if I'm quoting Obama out of its context)
Leaving DA (sorta)I'm sorry to report that DA has become increasingly uncomfortable for me the more time I spend here. Browsing through the latest stock is something I am unable to do anymore without feeling completely sick with what people post. Unfortunately our community seems to be the most targeted as we are the ones that use and therefore look at stock the most. Peoples genitalia plastered all over every page is not something I wish to view. Sure I could simply turn on my filter, however do you think any of these people bother labeling their content as "adult"?Leaving DA (sorta)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I cannot even browse through the latest popular deviations, because once again I am inundated with various images of women with enlarged breasts or behinds, all being labeled as art and photo manipulation. I recently read a journal from another artist stating he approached DA about this issue several times and their response is that they couldn't be bothered to remove such images even if it violates the rules. I find this unbelievable when
About the Accusation.So I woke up this morning, and found my DA page rather bombarded with accusing comments by a user named AetasSerenus.About the Accusation.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I've blocked him and deleted most of his comments since he basically wrote the same thing everywhere he could find in my page(what an annoying business it was to find all of them like tracking down cockroaches in your room). I've always simply ignored such a user, but this time I thought it was necessary to rebut what he said as I am quite offended.
Well, he argues that I'm a fraud,
that I somehow get the photograph from the Internet and tinker it with Photoshop and post it on DA as if I have painted it myself.
The 'evidence' he offers is even less creative.
1) He argues that the exif data(the data that was automatically stored with the image) states that Photoshop CS5 is used
- well, isn't this obvious? I use Photoshop for all my images. Photoshop is used to adjust the size and correct the colours of the image, after I've taken the photo of my work, so that the i
How to get rid of ART BLOCKSHey guys!! I've had this question a lot so I thought I'd take the time and answer it for everyone. This is what works for me the best, how do you guys do it?How to get rid of ART BLOCKS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When artwork is deleted?Wonder how DA decides to delete a deviation... my DisneyWhen artwork is deleted?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
pin ups where deleted a couple of years back and i understood why as they said some of the cartoon fictional characters were young. But i have seen hundreds of deviations of disney characters as pin ups, including the lovely work by mimi-na... perfect example, http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Disney-Pinups-Wallpaper-87404466
Here is my piece below that was removed... http://www.keiframes.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/some-recent-work.html
Is it worth me reposting it? I don't want to get in trouble but i would like to share my work on DA, as well as some new Disney pin ups I am planning.
What do you guys think? Any DA admins advice would be most useful.
Ironic thing is, i went for an interview with Disney a couple of months back and the two ppl who interviewed me said they loved this piece!!!! (i didnt include it in my portfolio as i was worried they wouldn't approve) but when i got there they had printed it out th
A PSA on artistic studiesOkay guys, I feel like I've had to say this a million times already so let me just compile my thoughts here in this journal, one last time.A PSA on artistic studies1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My studies have been getting a lot of attention recently, and I appreciate all the nice comments, but... I'm not going to pretend like I'm some kind of authority on art. Lots of people have asked if they can use my studies as reference-- you're welcome to use my stuff, but I would highly recommend you study from life instead.
I can not overstate how much better it is to study directly from real life, whether it's from photos or a live model sitting in front of you. An artist will make mistakes, and if you look to their studies as a guide for your own artistic development, you risk making those same mistakes-- that won't be an issue if you work directly from the source material, i.e., reality.
I've had numerous people request that I do a study in a particular style of clothing that they're trying to learn. This doesn't make any se