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It's time for another Tsuki's CI Weekly give away
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Shout It Out - How are we called?As Christians, I believe we have a higher calling to be light to the world, to be role models. And not so that we can be prideful or judge others, but to glorify God. (Matt 5:16)Shout It Out - How are we called?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are Christians because we have faith in Jesus Christ, but the Bible tells us that faith by itself, faith that is not acted out, is dead. (James 2:17-18)
I know life can get pretty crazy, but we should be encouraging each other to be the absolute best we can be. Other people should want what we've got going on. I've been thinking about this for a bit, so I got a couple points where I feel like us as Christians are falling short and can really step up our game.
And please, I encourage you to comment and give feedback. Where are you personally struggling? What advice do you have for combating some of these issues. Share with the group.
#1 : Intellectually
This may mean simply being a good student at school or studying up on a subject by yourself. We obviously have access to the internet, which gi
CI Monthly Feature #25Hello dear members and watchers,CI Monthly Feature #259 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Another article featuring works from our CI members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +40k watchers and the whole community!
HOW CAN I GET FEATURED?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Style and Character "copying"srs bsn >:Style and Character "copying"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It sadden me I have to make a journal about this.
I've been seeing people trying out stuff I do, and I'm cool with it. I feel honored people actually like my work enough to try these techniques themselves. I'm ok with the "copy to learn" thing. But it really bugs me when someone takes what you do, mimics it and claims it to be original...
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to sound pretentious or pompous. But it took me 10 years to get where i am and it hurts me deeply to see "copycats" telling they "tried something new they felt in the morning" when they clearly took a pic as reference and don't bother telling it was the case.
The way I draw is myself, my personality, my dreams, my thoughts, ME. Trying to copy someone's style is like stealing their personality, the way they live, think and see the world. Everybody has their own eyes to see, so why stealing other people's eyes when you can use you own?
If it can help you find your own style, then ok, try. But p
Bioware Fan BlogFor a little insight into my fan art check out my feature on the Bioware Blogs.Bioware Fan Blog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to Jessica Merizan for making it possible.
(CLOSED) christmas giveaway raffle (650 points)Its christmas soon so i decided to hold a little raffle this time the prize will be points(CLOSED) christmas giveaway raffle (650 points)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
there will be 2 winners and both will get 650 points
HOW TO JOIN - just fave this journal
there will be 2 winners and winners get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle will end in 24 hours
Yaaaay I'm going to abunai <3Yesterday i went to Tinkpink. It's a dollshop here in the Netherlands. I needed some new eyes for my Migidoll Cho. But too bad I couldn't find the ones I was looking for. But I finally paid my Migidoll Ryu and bought some cute cat ears for Candy XDYaaaay I'm going to abunai <33 years ago in Personal More Like This
And they had some entree cards left for Abunai this weekend so I'm going with them this Friday. I'm gonna help them in the dealer room They sell some cool Nightmare before X-mas stuff so I'll be comming in my Jack Skeleton cosplay Awesome right. XD I can take my dolls along and cosplay
So I hope I see you guys at Abunai
BJD Tattoo Commissions - CLOSED INDEFINITELYCOMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEBJD Tattoo Commissions - CLOSED INDEFINITELY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am not offering faceups at this time, unless they are intended to complement a facial tattoo.
MSC Flat/Zoukeimura Finishing Powder (depending on availability, please inquire)
Rembrandt and Richeson artist's pastel
Mechanical pencil (graphite)
Liquitex and Sennelier acrylics
Delta Ceramcoat gloss varnish
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Essentially, I'd like to draw on your doll. :'D More practically, what this means is that I will work with you either to execute a design you already have, or come up with a design based on your ideas through preliminary sketches before proceeding on to the actual doll.
I can work in a variety of styles, from stylized and graphic, to more fully rendered and realistic. Some of my various painting and illustration work here can give you an idea of what I mean by this. However, I will say that I feel that I work best when I use pencil and pastel in conjunction with each other, rat
BJD Tutorials listBJD Tutorial listBJD Tutorials list5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photography Tutorials written by Ball-Jointed-Dolls group
General Camera and Photography Tips: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/31913139/
Photography Tutorial 1 - Backgrounds: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/31938189/Photography Tutorial 1 - Backgrounds - PHOTO FEATURE (Example of Sorts): http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/32097948/Photography Tutorial 2 - Props & Fashion Attire/Accessories: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/32060762/
Photography and Photo editing tutorials
BJD Photography Tutorial I by Geekisthecolour http://dieux-faux.deviantart.com/art/BJD-Photography-Tutorial-I-137640568
TUTORIAL - Photos - Lesson 1 by koganemouche http://koganemouche.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Photos-Lesson-1-65720641
TUTORIAL - Photos - Lesson 2 by koganemouche http://koganemouche.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Photos-Lesson-2-65
Some Tips on Creativity in Doll PhotographyWell first off - crisis avoided. Hanging onto all of the dolls I was hoping to keep. I am happy. : )Some Tips on Creativity in Doll Photography2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Taizo is off for a new face-up by my friend Alex who is graciously taking him free of charge. Everyone else will have to wait until I have some funds. LOL
I have been going crazy with my art recently and have found that most doll photography is very similar and not as inspiring recently, including my own. I am making a point to create images that are unique and inspiring, in hopes that the community can all start to improve together.
Here are some points I hope to emphasize with creativity:
1. Unique and interesting doesn't mean you need to stay away from the head shot.
2. Styling will improve your vision.
How do you deal with haters?I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.How do you deal with haters?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.
However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.
There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:
“You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciat
Thank you BJD communityThe #probjdartists went viral and a lot of people showed their support. I realized that this really was a huge boost for me within this hobby. Seeing people stand up for the honest and hardworking artists. It really warmed my heart! Thank you all for the love and sharing!Thank you BJD community6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do not support art theft! by MillionMoonsBJD ProBJDartist by Fiarene
#probjdartist - Highwayman by chizzie-shark Say NO by LoranLorelei Mizuki for switch by saskha Probjdartists1 by LoranLorelei
BjJD Artist Day by PinkyMilkyDolls Support BJD Artists by cian1675 Support BJD Artists Day by reptiliangaze No Recast Day 16 Nov 2014 by fransyung
No Recast!!! by Tochibi Pro Bjdartist by Atra-in-wonderland
The FAQ :: Updated 12/02/11ImportantThe FAQ :: Updated 12/02/115 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please take any questions related to buying from specific companies to the company websites, they all have Q&A boards for that specific purpose, from now on I wont be responding to such questions as I am not a company rep.
Please bare in mind that this FAQ is intended to answer questions that I get asked regularly about my own dolls. While I have been in the hobby for a few years now I can't claim to know everything there is to know about BJDs, especially when it comes to companies I have little to no personal interest in. If you do have general questions about BJDs rather than ones specific to my photography or my dolls please do a search over on DOA ( http://www.denofangels.com/forums/index.php ) first. I will attempt to answer any questions I can but please understand I never intended this as a question and answer about the hobby or doll buying in general.
If the below doesn't answer your question then please feel
It's Feature Time!Because I owe some people features. ;D Let's make this one full of dolls! Yeah! Leave a comment if you want your darlings to be features, you beautiful little butterfly you. *touches your nose* Okay I should not be staying up this late...ANYWAY! Before we get to it, there's also a group I want to feature! Aaaaaand that isIt's Feature Time!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because they have awesome challenges every month and they're so very inspiring! You should all go and get inspired and challenge yourself and have so much fun!
And now to the features:
I really need to get this of my chestI don't want to cause a drama and no hate to other dollowners, but I just need to write this off me.I really need to get this of my chest11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday I got a PM from a girl. She was really mad at me, because she told me that Candy was a Rip off/copy of some other doll. This is now the 4 time that it has happend. Also at a convention a went to, a girl told me.. ohh look.. it's a ***** copy.
Candy is 'probably' a rip off of 3 other dolls. I won't call the names, because I won't cause any drama and i'm not mad. I also wanted to clear Candies name like, he is almost 6 years old and always looked like this.. but then I'm afraid that people will find me arrogant. And then i'm accusing someone else of copying my doll and that is something I won't do. Ofcourse you get imspired by other people. Everybody does and then you want to make something that kinda looks like that. So do I. That is human nature, and again i'm not mad, but now people are getting mad at me and accusing me for things I didn't do. I made Candy 6 years ago an
About Ciel & SebastianThere are a lot of enquiries on Ciel and Sebastian and I thought it will be good to jot them here and for some quick references.About Ciel & Sebastian4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ciel and Sebastian are both Ball-Jointed Dolls (BJDs). For a quick explanation of what a BJD is, here is the Wikipedia's explanation:
"A ball-jointed doll is any doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints. BJD style has been described as both realistic and influenced by anime. They commonly range in size from about 60 centimetres (24 in) for the larger dolls, 40 cm (16 in) for the mini dolls, and all the way down to 10 cm (4 in) or so for the tiniest of the tiny BJDs. BJDs are primarily intended for adult collectors and customizers. They are made to be easy to customize, by painting, changing the eyes and wig, and so forth."
These BJD doesn't come with makeup, outfits, eyes , wig. The price quoted for these dolls is usually just the basic doll (head+body). To cut long story short, I have appended some information about them:
Ciel Phantomhive - The D
I want to tell you somethingHi watchers and everybody else who is reading this journal *waves and trows glitters*I want to tell you something1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I really want to get something off my chest....
Just a fue seconds ago I looked at some of the deviants of the people I watch and something caught my eye.
You guys really make some amazing work.
They're alot of people who I respect so much in the doll community. I just love their work and their skills to personalize a doll to almost a living human, but then I looked at their favourites and I'm like.. How can this be.. Such amazing work and that amount of favourites and views.. and then I look at my own work and I see my amount of favs and that isn't really fair.. You know what I mean?
Ofcourse I like my work, but I see sooo much dollpics who are waaaaaaayy better than mine. I know most people don't upload pics here on DA for the favs, just to show their work, but some favs gives you the feeling that peope respect your work. And everybody needs some love and re
Recasting and counterfeited dollsLately, the recast issue is becoming a real subject of concern for me. I've seen people on flickr congratulate each other for the beauty of their recasted dolls and openly talking about the ones they were about to buy : I received messages of threats and insults when I pointed out that this was both illegal and immoral. I wondered if I had somehow stepped through the looking glass and now up was down and right was wrong !Recasting and counterfeited dolls3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A few days ago, a fellow french doll artist, Lilycat (check her work, she's great), discovered thanks to one of her clients a whole facebook group dedicated to recasting her creations. She's taking care of it like the professional she is, through legal actions. But that doesn't make it okay. This is a SERIOUS issue.
Creating dolls is difficult and time consuming. For my own first prototype, I spent more than 300 hours sculpting, sanding, piercing... Which means that when I sell one doll, I get about 1.10€ per hour. And that doesn't even take into account the mo
FAQHiyaaa,FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm also making a FAQ because the last couple of days I get a lot of questions and most of them are the same. So here I go
What are these dolls?
These dolls are called Ball Jointed Dolls (BJD). A ball-jointed doll is any doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints. In contemporary usage when referring to modern dolls, and particularly when using the acronyms BJD or ABJD, it usually refers to modern Asian ball-jointed dolls. These are cast in polyurethane synthetic resin, a hard, dense plastic, and the parts strung together with a thick elastic. They are predominantly produced in Japan, South Korea and China. The BJD style has been described as both realistic and influenced by anime. They commonly range in size from about 60 centimetres (24 in) for the larger dolls, 40 cm (16 in) for the mini dolls, and all the way down to 10 cm (4 in) or so for the tiniest of the tiny BJDs. BJDs are primarily intended for adult collectors and customizers. They are made to b
DISCOVER A NEW FEATURE ON DEVIANTART!!!Click on world or follow this link. It shows you faves/llamas etc being given...DISCOVER A NEW FEATURE ON DEVIANTART!!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do you think of this new quaint and useless feature?
A tough question now. How are you going to thank prosaix for showing you this funky new thing and letting you in the zone? :iconleleleplz:
If you want more people to see this, this journal.
Yay random gifs
Face up commissionsHiii Everybody..Face up commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm finally done with my intership so freedom but I kinda quit my part-time job so I needs moneyzz.
That's why I'm opening my face up shop again.
In march I'm accepting new commissions.
How does it work??
Well I don't like a waitinglist so I'm going to open slots when I have the time. ( I'm still a student and I have a lot of homework. )
So in every journal I post will be a slot.. If you're intrested.. reply with a PM and the slot is yours.
If I have more time I'll open more slots max 3.
In my next journal will be the prices and a slot.
So if you're intrested.. stay tuned xD
Sad NewsWorst week of my life :cSad News2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A very aggressive URI took 3 of my babies away from me (I had already lost one 2 weeks ago)
I'm not very good at goodbyes in general but losing 3 in one weekend was too much (4 in a fortnight.) Anyone who knows me well, will know how much I love my piggies. Piggies are prey animals and hide their symptoms until their final stages. I spent my weekend trying to save everyone I could but I was too late.
RIP Twinkie, Fairy, Gucci and Jube.
I miss you so much already :c
I have 3 piggies left, all deemed incredibly healthy by the vet and for that I am thankful. I honestly thought I was going to lose them all.
Yuki, Pan-pan and Popple are still with me and we're mourning the loss of our friends together
I don't think i'll be around any time soon. If you need me, you know where to find me.
See you at the rainbow bridge girls.
Tony/Jarvis fics rec list!Yes, in fact there are some Tony/Jarvis fics. Sadly, not nearly enough.Tony/Jarvis fics rec list!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I included some threesome and gen fics in this list.
Cool Blue Reason
Summary: "Alright, you've got me. Now what're you going to do?"
Comments: I've never thought I could enjoy a tentacle fic, but I LOVE IT TO PIECES. Hot. As. Hell. Wonderful characterizations, too.
The Value of Secrets
Summary: Tony Stark had secrets.
Comments: HOT. Also, very well written.
The Body Electric
Summary: Jarvis hadn't been designed to pass for a person.
Comments: Lovely, lovely fic. Wonderful use of language and descriptions, and UST thicker than gold titanium alloy. Wow.