How to make a viking dressI used to be a part of one history reenactment group some time ago. Such groups basically reconstruct elements of daily life of people from a selected time period; my group was interested in early Middle Ages, from the 8th to the 11th century, from the Eastern and Northern Europe. Personally, I used to reconstruct a viking woman from today's Sweden areas. Most of you will be shocked, but vikings were not half-naked barbarians with horned helmets. They had no horned helmets. Really.How to make a viking dress2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, my favourite part of reenactment has always been all the suit making. Buing materials, planning, cutting, sewing (hand sewing!), embroidering. Then, wearing. Generally, viking clothes are very easy to make, though I admit that the materials aren't the cheapest, if you want to make it as much accurate historically as you can.
Our goal: a simple dress, no emboirdery. This is actually my first viking dress I've ever made.
I've prepared a simple tut
Cosplay Friday: Batman's VillainsCosplay Friday: Batman's Villains2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Hey Puddin’!
Harley and Joker – An Irresistible Charm by Nyxiie
Welcome to Batman’s Rogue Gallery of Villains
Chaotic, corrupt, and crazy criminals—the dark side of Gotham is all that and so much more.
These iconic villains have inspired people around the world to give in to their darkest desires and join the ranks of the cosplay elite. From warped clown faces and poisoned lips, to jewel
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Hall Of Fame ( 38 - June 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 38 - June 2013 )1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Facing Death part 1 by neverdying Lion Goddess 1 by jodeee Art Nouveau bookmark by Vyrhelle-VyrL NEREIDE by angelitoon Cup of Tea by sapphiresphinx Flora and Fauna by Jennyeight Voltron by Memed
How to make BJDs?Recently I'm asked often to teach people how to make BJDs. So I decided to put all the info in one place so I could give only one link.How to make BJDs?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BJD (Ball-jointed doll) is a complex creation that consists of many parts and is strung with elastic. The joints are based on the balls (spheres) mostly or on their modifications. Good BJD in my opinion is not only properly stylized but also has a well thought-out jointing system that allows to hold a wide range of poses. Every type of joint serves a certain purpose.
BJD construction requires a lot of research: trial and error or usage of free knowledge from the open sources. So here the links list goes:
* Aimi-doll, a very good tutorial in Japanese: making a BJD from the scratch. http://www.aimi-doll.com/howto/
Many artists started from there, me included. I use this method of sculpting the head while making realistic BJD heads that have a real or 3D prototype.
You may use Google translate to understand the text but the pictures are pretty self-explan
Self Harm Awareness Day 2013: RecoveryHello allSelf Harm Awareness Day 2013: Recovery2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You may have seen Nichrysalis's wonderful article on Self -Injury Awareness day already, but at this time of year, I always post an article on this subject too anually. Self Harm is a topic which is personal to me as I am sure it is to many others. It's been 8 years since I last harmed myself, and since then I have been involved not only in personal recovery, but projects and organisations that also offer help, information and advice to those who need it.
Today, March 1st, is Self Harm Awareness day all over the world. It is a day where people are encouraged to look beyond stereotypes, ask questions and try to understand a little more about self harm. It is also a time where I feel it is important to speak out about personal experiences and raise the awareness beyond sharing the facts.
Photomanipulation News November 25, 2012*Thanks to StarsColdNight for her significant contribution in helping with this newsletter! Thanks also to the many others who helped gather the news!Photomanipulation News November 25, 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome, and update!
Welcome to your bigger, better photomanipulation newsletter. We are pleased to bring you up-to-date information about things that are going on in the community. It's been a busy few weeks, and we have a lot to share with you!
Direct link requirements on DDs
I spoke with fourteenthstar and Moonbeam13, and we decided that you should no longer have to put direct links to stock pictures in order to get a DD. So, you no longer need to direct link your stock pictures for DD purposes. (You DO still need to credit stock, though!) However, many groups still require those direct links for submissions, and that decision is entirely up to the group administrators. We hope this change will help make suggesting and posting DDs easier.
What is the Skeleton Series Really About?Some people have asked me if all the Skeletons are connected.What is the Skeleton Series Really About?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My answer is yes, most of them are in fact connected. I shall now explain the story of my Skeleton Series.
Mrs. Betrayal is married to Mr. Secrets who is friends with Mr. Lies.
Who is sleeping with Mrs. Betrayal and telling Mr. Secrets its not true.
Mr. Secrets was devastated upon finding out about his lover and his best friend. In a desperate attempt for help he asked Mr. Confidence and Mrs. Deceit for advice.
They suggested speak to Mr. Revenge who is currently having an affair with Miss Vanity.
Mr. Revenge suggested that Mr. Secrets should take matters into his own hands, and attempt to make Mrs. Betrayal jealous. So he sought out compassion from another.
Mrs. Betrayal became vengeful and is seeking her good friend Mr. Vengeance.
Transformers Prime: 'Regeneration'Season 2, Episode 51 - 'Regeneration' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFADuOv6bFQTransformers Prime: 'Regeneration'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Celestial Signs Contest - closed!-----------------------Celestial Signs Contest - closed!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This contest is now closed; thank you to all who participated! The judges and I shall commence as soon as possible, but I remind you that it is the holiday time so it may be several days yet: I myself saved up many vacation days from work to visit family and friends, and I intend to use them to the absolute fullest. In the meantime, please visit all the entries and enjoy your holidays and such! I hope I'll have the contest results for you all very, very soon. Thanks again!
please see the German translation of the contest information if it suits you better. GrauWeiss was a dear and translated it for me.
and remember, you have 20 days left! ^___^
contest deadline extend
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing SnowThe best of the Wintery weather conditions often come later on in the season, especially here in the UK. The next week or so will hopefully provide many photographers with the chance to capture those snowy scenes. So what’s the best way to achieve them?Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Snow2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I’m sure many will agree that snowy landscapes are amongst the trickiest things to photograph. Exposure is the common problem; temperature is usually a close second! If your camera has a snow or winter setting then this will help override the auto white balance and lower the exposure, so you are already set to go. But if your camera doesn’t have these functions, then you might find these tips handy:
1.Before you head out, check your equipment. The white skies that often accompany a snowy scene are the most likely out of any shot you’ll take, to show up the dirt on your lens. Give it a good clean beforehand or you’ll be spending a long time with th
January Contest + December Results! January Contest: ShapesJanuary Contest + December Results!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the first contest of 2013 for the group! Since the last contest of 2012 went down well as it was mixed medias - we're going to let you enter with whatever type of Art you like. So you can enter Fractal, Photography, Digital Art or Traditional. The aim of this contest is to have a theme of Abstract Shapes within your work. Your work will be declined if it doesn't reflect this, so be sure to make the theme obvious in your piece of work! We're also opening up all of our folders again, so enjoy submitting your work once more!
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st January 2013
Entries must be Abstract and must have a theme of 'Shapes' with minimal manipulation. Black and white is allowed.
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
MyWeekThroughArt (strong imagery - be warned)There's a project in DA called 'My Week Through Art'.MyWeekThroughArt (strong imagery - be warned)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
People may unwatch me for this, people might not like me posting this, people might ignore this. But this was my week, my country's week through the lenses of various people.
My country is rising up to what can become a civil war. We are fighting for the right to protest. Our police has started yesterday to fire the first real bullets (versus rubber ones) against us. The media is lying about what's going on. The politicians are infiltrating people to destroy public property and blame it on the protesters, justifying police action.
But we will not back down. An idea cannot be killed, cannot be shot or arrested. We will keep fighting.
I've always wondered what it'd be like to live inside the world of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Comics whatever it is. Actually, most people dream of that, of being a wizard, a jedi,
Ho bisogno di Aiuto (Italian journal ) Aggiornamento al 27/10/12 a fondo articoloHo bisogno di Aiuto (Italian journal )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Salve a tutti
Scrivo questo Journal perchè ho bisogno di aiuto riguardo una faccenda che affligge me e mia sorella Hieyizar da oltre un anno , vi prego , se avete un po' di tempo , leggete çç , so che è un po' lungo ma abbiate pazienza , non voglio chiedervi questo favore senza spiegarvi la vicenda , non lo troverei onesto.
Riguarda una casa editrice , specificatamente la Teke editori , con la quale abbiamo avuto a che fare.
Lo scorso anno , forse qualcuno lo ricorda , annunciai la futura pubblicazione di un fumetto proprio con questa casa editrice , una mia amica di fiducia già ci lavorava ed un'altra amica mi aveva contattata per chiedermi di realizzare un fumetto yaoi , ero molto insicura ma decisi di provare.
Prima di quella pubblicazione mi disserò però che dovevo dare prova della mia abilità , realizzando come primo lavoro una doujinshi ed è quella che ho pubblicato qui su deviantar su Naruto chiamata "R
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #1Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry about the title. It was stuck in my head so I had to xDD.
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
My lovely watchers : Part VIII-aHi everyone!My lovely watchers : Part VIII-a1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This year, in regard to DeviantArt, I am thankful for everyone who has ever commented, +favorited, or even just looked at my art, so I'm starting my annual feature for those who +watch my art on this year's Thanksgiving day. (while I work on this food coma XD)
I am especially thankful for receiving Daily Deviations on two of my pieces this year! That's still really hard for me to believe, but it explains why I have to split 2013's +watcher feature into a few parts so that it's fair for everyone. I'm so abundantly thankful to have received those DD's and, if it's even possible to imagine, even more grateful to have people who enjoy my art enough to follow my account. Thus, without further ado, please enjoy this feature (part 1) of some of the lovely people who had a stroke of fortunate insanity and decided to follow my gallery this past year. It was an amazing journey through these galleries and I hope many others will love my findings as much
LET'S SAVE MOTORCITY!As many of you Motorcity fans probably know, Disney XD has cancelled the show so season 2 will not continue. The worst part is that Disney still has the rights on the series so Titmouse can't give the project to another company to produce it.LET'S SAVE MOTORCITY!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So let's save our beloved Motorcity let's fight for the characters we love!
First of all, sign this petition http://www.change.org/petitions/disney-return-the-motorcity-ip-to-titmouse?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_modal&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=33044023
Then all of you try to draw as many fanarts you can and write all the reason why you want the show back in the description (and don't forget to post the link to the petition too!)
We can do it!
Live fast, Live free.
Psychoon the Raccoon
my Motorcity fanarts so far (I'll make some more in these days)
Art Feature - You Will Laugh!I'm pretty sure you guys will enjoy this collection of quirky and hilarious Mass Effect art from some of our funniest artistic talent around DA.Art Feature - You Will Laugh!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for the laughs guys!
:thumb282983205: Gangnam Style in Mass Effect by BrainKiller20
Mass Effect motivator by Party9999999 Wat You Gon' Tu 'Bout It? by Sunkaro Bleh, Lipstick by hanaraad Squadmate Puppets by hanaraad
Shepard's beach holiday by uuyly :thumb339422049: Chibi Prothy by MellorianJ Mass disaster by Katakanasta
Drell in tights by Katakanasta Shepard's Reminder by CyberII ME Multiplayer Team: Gear by Katakanasta Drunk Prothy by MellorianJ
Tot Effect: Tali'Zorah nar Rayya by koogee4 Thresher Hugs by Yosh9 :thumb354167208: Drell with Hawkhead Parrot by caramitten
Turian with Cockatoo by caramitten Javik is not amused... by HerpDerp187 ME2: name by QueenMargo :thumb351968536:
Thane Krios by Amales ME2 - Thane, Ninja of Love by aimo
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
Giving away points[Moving to custom box on profile]Giving away points11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will officially be roaming around Deviantart in search for artist who deserve points. I will also be checking all profiles in the comments So you don't have to link me your art in the comment :3
Some quick rules on commenting.
Please don't ask for points, for me to look at your profile, or link your art. If you know someone who you think deserves some points, fill free to send me their profile via note. Anything else will unfortunately be disregarded
The amount i'll be giving away each month is 4000 This is because I am not "rich" and unfortunately money does not grow on trees (yet). So this quest to find users who deserve points will gone of for the rest of the time I'm on DeviantArt. (48,000 Yearly)
Points will very from person to person but will mainly follow this chart. (and reactions needed for each are in the parentheses)
50 - I like a few of your works (O
[closed]100 Points Giveaway + Art Rafflecongratets our two winners of the Giveaway~[closed]100 Points Giveaway + Art Raffle9 months ago in Personal More Like This
And the Art price goes to
Thank you all for participating~
see ya next time~
nyahaha welcome to my 2nd points giveaway~
Yep yep, as you can see, I've got some spare points to share with you guys, but I also wanted to celebrate for reaching 100 Watchers, I want so say:
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME~~
Okay, enough with the talking, let's go straight to the rules of the giveaway:
To enter the 100 Giveaway simply this Journal!
You don't need to be a watcher of mine but I'd really appreciate it if you do so
You can comment if you w
Happy New YearLet's all start the year off with some stuff I wish I had growing up:Happy New Year1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I read an article last night on people who are mentally strong and the DO NOTS of being that person.
I took those notes, and listed them, including how I learned to overcome these obstacles. It's a long read, sorry, but I figured this year it's time to open up and share that knowledge that I was once taught by someone I consider my mentor, business partner and bestfriend, Stephan.
1. Don't waste time feeling sorry for yourself - I used to feel this way as a kid. I was a child of divorce, and used it as a crutch when I was younger. I hate a (mentally) abusive step-mom who would constantly take me down. I began to feel that maybe it was true, and I wasn't going to be the person I wanted to be.
You can't think that way. No one likes or enjoys a Debbie Downer. Someone who is constantly on the negative or pining for sympathy. I began to overcome these complications with art or writing. Using tha
Recent Dangerous Virus/Worms on DeviantartRecently, over the past couple of weeks or so a number of people have been getting attacked by a virus while on Deviantart. This has resulted in said people having to do 'system restores' and even having to go as far as reformatting.Recent Dangerous Virus/Worms on Deviantart5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some have been known to pop up as a deceiving "windows update" popup of some sort while browsing DA or upon full viewing deviations.
I have received numerous pop-up warnings while on the Deviant art website regarding these.
I created this news article in hopes that the community would become more aware of it and take precautions in making sure you have virus protection. Malawarebytes has been a known solution, but people have had trouble installing after being attacked by the virus.
I hope people will spread this information if they find they have had attacks as well, not to spread fear but to inform others of what is going on and could happen.
Those who have been attacked are now too afraid to go on Deviantart after being attacked once, and I would hate t
I will slap a horse.Dear Skanky Humanoid Ponies,I will slap a horse.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please stop showing up in my More Like This / More From deviantART when I first upload my artworks. I don't know how the heck dA thinks my work has anything to do with your equine cleavages and shapely buttasses.
In fact, I find you weird. I will never trust an animal who has opposable thumbs and who presumably has enough intelligence and co-ordination to drive my car.
My car also has a shapely buttass. It's a hatchback. You might actually like it. But you can't drive it. I won't let you. Because I don't trust you.
You and your thumbs.
So kindly stop populating my deviation pages with your tiny lingerie—or take to wearing saddles and go entertain at kids' parties where you belong. Either would do, really. Or both. Mostly both.
And if you can, please relay this message to the ridiculously skanky female superheroes in suggestive poses. They occasionally tend to sneak in on my pics, too. I'm trying to run a suitable-for-all-ages