Dango and Pocky Recipe!Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :iconToonTwins: I would give them the recipe for dango. You all can use the recipe to your liking as wellDango and Pocky Recipe!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is...
You require the following ingredients:
1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour. Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour. Any wheat grinder would work well. Just use the electronic one. I did it by hand and it hurts>>)
Making the rice dumplings:
Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)
Making the sweet sause:
Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup an
Copic Marker Quick Tip + Points giveawayHey sexies! Just a Copic Marker Quick tip! While coloring a drawing (to be uploaded soon), I struggled with an issue that I have come across several times before. The problem is the ink coming out of a certain marker appears blotchy and and is clumped and sticky, and causes a grungy, messy texture. Have any of you had this problem before? Well, the reason is because the pigment in the marker is too strong, this usually happens with very saturated colors. Markers that have done this to me before are B06, R39, R37, V99 and so forth. A solution is to either: A) use a different marker, B) use the medium broad nib instead, or C) Change the nib, and refill the marker. The cause is that when exposed to too much oxygen, the strong pigment starts to slightly dry and crystallize, therefor causing a blockage. The polyester nib is then slightly damaged and will produce the same ink flow unless it is changed. I recommend to deal with this right away because it could damage the quality of your colorCopic Marker Quick Tip + Points giveaway3 years ago in Personal More Like This
it was my best friend's birthday ^ p ^ (pics)well, ONE OF MY MANY BEST FRIENDS WHO I CHERISH MOAR THAN LIFEit was my best friend's birthday ^ p ^ (pics)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS GURL RIGHT HERE
her name is Suki ^ p ^ she turned 17 on the 26th
and the word "love" would be an understatement but
ikuto from shugo chara okay.
and i've drawn her numerous drawings of her and ikuto because i ship them
so for her birthday...................
me and my other best friend, Rena, dropped this huge ass box off on her porch
so she came back home from school to this on her birthday:
a personalized IKUTO DAKIMAKURA that i drew for her !!!!!!!!!! and Rena got it made into a dakimakura ^ p ^
(his legs looks so short here cuz of the angle ;3 butyeah
we also made her a DVD
with a short asian drama that me and Rena acted out
i'm the girl (exagerated Suki because she loves visual kei style)
and Rena as Ikuto
WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK
(it was filmed in Rena's house
Tutorial Tuesday #26!Remember, if you like these tutorials, visit the deviation and favourite/comment thereTutorial Tuesday #26!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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They aren't better than you.I don't soapbox often, but I feel the need to say something to all my fellow artists... because I've had to struggle with this, and I know many (if not all) of you do, too.They aren't better than you.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being on a site like this, with so much collaboration and so many artists of different styles and skills, can be both great and terrible for artists. Like myself, you probably have artists that you follow because they inspire you, because you 'wish you could draw as well as them'. It's impossible to draw without inspiration from something, and it's very hard to improve if you don't have examples for you to learn new techniques and ways to approach art.
But as easy as it is to find inspiration here, it's even easier to find discouragement.
I'm not surprised artists are statistically some of the most depressed people, for several reasons. The first is that, especially for those who do art for money, we have the issue of having so much stress placed on us because everything we do is going to be scrutinized and evaluate
Pokemon Contest! (ENDS TONIGHT!)So first of all, I wanna say thanks to all of my followers!Pokemon Contest! (ENDS TONIGHT!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You guys rock.
For Serious O_O
So as thanks Im opening up a little contest that I think you're all gonna dig, ready for it?
Alright, I want you guys to design an original Pokemon, it can pretty much be anything, but it has to be totally original, so no form changes or fusions or evolutions, we're looking for outright awesome stuff straight from yall's noggins!
There shall be 3 winners and those winners will get their original Pokemon animated in a special PokeMotion, it and its creator will also be featured here and wherever I can get it posted!
Win Yourself one of these Babies!
1. Totally original entries only!
2. No form changes, fusions, evolutions or pre-evolutions of existing Pokemon!
3. Pokemon can be of any type (of the existing types) and any THING imaginable, wanna see some great creatures!
4. Entries must be in col
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when
Artist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +This is part of an 'Information Series' of journalsArtist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- Artist Info: How to price commissions
- [now reading]
- Client/Buyer info: How to commission an artist
UPDATE: I want to share this link with you all so that you may understand better the types of clients who are out there, and why it's so important to have ToS's and contracts and know when to just say...
Clients From Hell
Also, for more incredible info from professional artist Will Terrell about being a freelance artist, give a watch to this video. It will re-state points made here in this journal and more
Dark spots in type designType design is all about balancing the black versus white to create a consistent texture. One of the—perhaps more obscure—principles of creating well balanced type is a consistent stroke weight in certain areas—particularly in the joins. This is true even for simple geometric typefaces of which you probably wouldn't expect it if you're not familiar with dark spots.Dark spots in type design3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dark spots occur in places where two strokes meet and this is particularly true when two strokes meet at a sharp angle. When two strokes meet there is a weight build-up which should be optically adjusted. The letter 'M' for example usually has three dark spots, one for each bend. Adding so-called ink traps [picture below] can get rid of these dark spots but it's quite an obtrusive method. essentially you add an extra vector point in the narrow negative space area and simply widen the area to give the black room to "breathe".
Ink traps are mainly reserved for two things:
BrushesThis is somehow a continuation of the previous journal with a listing of tutorials I use.Brushes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
People ask me about what brushes do I use even more often than about me making tutorials. Unfortunately here I might help only Photoshop users as I've never used SAI or GIMP and my Corel Painter worked so unbelievably slow on my machine that recently I've simply uninstalled it.
To be honest, the brush I use most often is a simple round brush with tablet pressure controlling the opacity.
With that baby I paint almost everything starting from under-painting and ending on medium details. Yet, there are all sorts of different brushes I use for other things - hair, texturing, backgrounds, foliage and so on. Here are a few sets I have installed. I do not use every single brush from them and I've deleted most of them right after installation... sometimes leaving as much as 1-5 brushes from a set of 30. You can get rid of unwanted brushes by either using the preset manager in the brush menu panel or by cl
Culinary Creations: Still Life Photography ContestCulinary Creations: Still Life Photography Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest
Still life photography usually involves a set up - planning and careful execution of a shot. Food photography in particular takes a lot of preparation and the time to make a dish or an item of food aesthetically pleasing. So I thought it was about time we had a contest involving all elements! Your challenge is to create a brand shiny new Still Life Photography piece that features Food. Now the catch is you must be creative with the food. Entries will be considered carefully and if you are taking photos of food that someone else has made, then you need to step up the mark and make it as unique as possible. If you made the creation yourself, give us a brief idea in the description of how. Utilize the descriptions of your artwork to tell us about your photography!
Start Date: Monday 14th May
End Date: Monday
creature feature contest [closed]Jan. 2nd 2012: This Contest is now Closed!creature feature contest [closed]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
view entries here http://kuschelirmel.deviantart.com/favourites/46823621
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT! click here!
Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you to the judges, whose work will begin tonight (I'll send you a note) - it's going to be tough, so please be patient while we look at all your entries to determine the winners!
Dragons, unicorns, fairies, werewolfs, demons, trolls, vampires, centaurs, gnomes, angels, medusa, aliens, mermaids and -men, creatures from legends, weird hybrids made out of two different species, creatures with mechanical parts added - all of these have one thing in common: they don't exist. BUT they can be created in photomanipulations out of multiple images.
So show us your Creature Feature* and win!
*To enter this contest, please read this journal thoroughly - I
Daryl and Carol Fanfiction: Chapter 2Daryl P.O.V.Daryl and Carol Fanfiction: Chapter 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
I woke early and watched silently as the beautiful woman beside me slept peacefully.
Wait a cotton picking minute did I just think beautiful... NO.... but in reality I loved her as much as I wanted to deny it to myself, I loved that woman and I loved her daughter more than I had ever loved anyone except my mother.
With that thought i mentally cussed at myself and I started to think of what my brother would say,
"Well dahym little Darlina got himself a little girlfrien, she's a pretty one ain't she mind if I have a look at 'ere?"
"Fuck you, Merle you stay the hell away from her, I've taken enough of your shit, i ain't taking no more", I said to him.
He laughed darkly and sarcastically which caused me to inwardly shudder, but the thing that truly terrified me, were what he said next, "Ain't no one ever gonna love ya and care about yer piece a shit ass but me little brother, don't you forget tha!!!"
I woke with a start and looked over
Writing Real, Original OCsHi. I'm Alexi. Before we get started, there's some things we need to get out of the way.Writing Real, Original OCs4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My advice is not gold. It's probably not even silver. It's not law. It's just advice. But I've been writing for years, and I've been working on this for a few days now, so It'd be pretty nice if you listened to me.
Writing believable characters starts off pretty difficult. The first characters you write will probably be shallow, and/or idealized versions of
yourself. Your first villain is probably 'just evil because he's evil'.
Your characters fall into a number of stereotypes, and become labeled by them.
Maybe you want to avoid Mary Sues so you make your characters plain.
Maybe you write extrasuperfabulous people because you want your characters to be liked.
DON'T WORRY. THIS IS PERFECTLY NORMAL. EVERYBODY STARTS OUT LIKE THIS.
Throw this mindset out the window, because:
There is one thing that every main character needs to be.
They don't need to be
Point Commission Info - OPENI have plenty of free time now. so why not open some commissionsPoint Commission Info - OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
• NOTE ME or comment below this journal if you want to commission me.
• Please link me to the character(s) you want me to draw, and tell me what kind of picture do you want.
• You can order more than one commission.
• I will not start the commission before you pay the points.
You can negotiate the price if you feel that it's too expensive and/or you don't have enough points. But keep in mind that it will affect the drawing's quality as well.
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• +50 for additional characters.
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The Watcher PokeballHello people,The Watcher Pokeball3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope your doing well and hope your enjoying my latest deviation the England pokeball.
This journal entry is for the watcher pokeball, now originally i said I would probably put all 10,000 avatars into a pokeball image but I started a little practice on it today and I think it will be pretty impossible but that's ok I have an idea.
Although I love all of you and wish I can make all of you something special I think the smartest idea right now will be to hold a little "contest" right here in the comments section. The top 100 responses will be featured.
Nothing too hard, just tell me what it will mean to you to have your avatar featured in a wazzy88 pokeball. Try to keep it to a few sentences so I don't get too overwhelmed lol
Also, feel free to give me tips and hints on how the pokeball should be structured or just how it should look overall, maybe it should be a manip? Maybe it can be a text based imagery forming a pokeball, or something along these lines.
Children of the Nightwatch it.Children of the Night3 years ago in Personal More Like This
where you can find the mp3 version and singer
Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...I have been creating Fractals using fractal/flame software for about 2 years now, and have been so grateful for the makers of the Tutorials we learn from. In a previous journal we looked at different soft wares that are available to use...most of them FREE.Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we look at a some of the wonderful Tutorials created by people here in Deviant Art. Without their excellent guidance...some of us would still bee stumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out. If YOU have ever been interested in making fractal images...this journal is for you!
Tutorials by the fractal artist TsukinoHikari20 :icontsukinohikari20: are some of the first I personally began to experiment with.
Guide on how to create vector-style rasters (OLD)EDIT - Dec 08, 2013 - This is OLD, like really, really OOOOOOLLLLD and outdated, and there are better methods out there. I don't even do vectors this way anymore. That said, it's still useful as a guide on how to use the pen tool to make shapes specifically for pony vectors in a manner where they're layered efficiently easily modifiable. Just felt the need to point this out as I am still getting messages from people who don't understand that this is old and that I know there are alternative methods. I thank you all for your input.Guide on how to create vector-style rasters (OLD)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I say anything, if you're familiar with proper vectoring at all then once you've heard what I do you'll realize I'm not making "true" vectors with the process I use. This might seem a bit odd because what I do means that if I wanted to make a larger version of the image I would basically have to scale the paths I've made and re-"paint" the whole image, but I'm just doing these for fun so I make them large to begin with; the end re
How to SELL your Work: tips from who's doing it!How to SELL your Work: tips from who's doing it!7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article was made within Project Educate Week of Artistic Nudes in order to help and educate the community (not only the ArtNude's)...
It is also part of a series of articles being posted elsewhere around dA, by various deviants. I'm linking them all up in my journals (especially this one: http://helewidis.deviantart.com/journal/19386596/ ) so that you can have them all in one place in case they don't get your eye in the midst of the many articles in the News page!
Here we are: you want to sell your artwork but don't know how-to!
Common sense gives you that the first thing you'll need to have is artwork of quality. While some people may buy poor quality artwork for a first time they won't do it twice.
Second thing you'll have to consider is that you must provide variety when assembling your shop whether it is online or at a store and/or gallery out there "In Real Life"
Watercolor Tutorial FeatureWatercolors are such magical media; you can try to master them but usually they have their own mind and they add little twists to your works without asking. But that’s just a big part of their charm!Watercolor Tutorial Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, you can always try to befriend with watercolors and learn how to lure them to show their best sides in your artworks. Here I have collected my favorite tutorials which I have found helpful when learning how to work with watercolors. I wrote few sentences of each tutorial to point out which tips I have found especially useful from that particular tutorial.
a) b) c)
e) f) g)
h) i) j) - Tutorial - watercolor+Gel Pen - by Losenko
a) Great walkthrough showing the painting progress from sketch to finished painting.
A whole packet full of watercolor secrets!
b) Another walkthrough showing tips for blending and a creative way o
Proving your Geek CreedNerds all share a unified experience of being socially ostracized from the rest of other so-called "normal" societal groups. The reasons may vary (not being good at sports, liking a certain sci-fi/fantasy TV show, etc), but the fact that we all were picked upon and marginalized during our most formable years is a major part of the nerd/geek identity. But in recent years nerd culture stopped being it's own niche thing, and has started to seep into mainstream culture. Making nerd culture more accessible has naturally brought with it a new group of people and fans into our sphere... and not everyone is happy about this development.Proving your Geek Creed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Personally I think it's great that nerd culture has become so widely accepted lately. I can freely have a discussion about my favorite DC or Marvel superheros in public without getting looks of disgust or incredulity because EVERYONE loves Batman and The Avengers. And if I make an obscure joke about Doctor Who, there's a LOT of people who will get it now. But l
Pinkie Pie:iconlovepinkplzinkie Pie:iconlovepinkplz:Pinkie Pie4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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