Sucker Punch Behind The Scenes
Although I would love it if you watched the video, it shows no where near as much work as was put into this shoot. Some of this is embarrassing but I love reading about people's mistakes and how they overcame them. So here are mine.
I bought the costume last November, thinking I would be able to shoot the next week, edit easy peasy and be done in a month. Right.
I booked the first model several times over the course of 3 months but she flaked every time. I'm actually quite happy, as Laura turned out to be PERFECT, easy going, and an overall better model. Laura was kind enough to shoot with me twice, as I was hesitant about the poses I picked out. We kept some, threw out others and added new ones for the second time around.
For the WWI shot, I first tried to make the Notre Dame ruins by hand or find realistic models used for game tables. Turns out no one buys them anymore and thus I had no luck finding one. I att
Krukof2's Women CONTEST /CLOSED...Krukof2's Women CONTEST /CLOSED...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
T H E C O N T E S T I S C L O S E D
L E C O N C O U R S E S T T E R M I N E
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There is a new prize for the 10 first winners : a bookmark of http://krukof2.deviantart.com/art/EXPO-A-PARIS-193462924
Il y a un nouveau prix pour les 10 premiers du concours : un marque-page de http://krukof2.deviantart.com/art/EXPO-A-PARIS-193462924
And remember : this contest is open to every technics (litterature, traditional and digital drawings and paintings, photography, sculpture, photomanipulation, cosplay, etc / please check the rules) & the deadline is July the 1rst.
Et rappelez-vous : ce concours est ouvert à toutes les techniques ( littérature, dessin et peinture en traditionnel et digital, pho
CLOSED | BLUE CONTEST| 60 points giveaway! Hello!CLOSED | BLUE CONTEST| 60 points giveaway!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Would you like to win some free handmade jewelry? Or in simple way be given points? If the answer is yes read this journal
#edit1: I added two more prizes and extended the date to 23th of February to make more people join it! Hope you use the time well :3
you can see all the entries here
What are the rules of the contest?
You have to make an artwork. It can be really everything: digital art, traditional art, mixed media, craft, photo, text or anything what comes to your mind. There's only one rule: it has to be something blue, connected with b
CLOSED- 120 POINTS GIVEAWAY120 POINTS GIVEAWAYCLOSED- 120 POINTS GIVEAWAY1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Because of the NEW YEAR I prepared something special for you! For you, members and watchers of our group. For you, great artists, who publish works on dA. I've really always wanted to do a giveaway so now it is starting!
How can you take part in it?
You have to be a member or watcher of our group GreatCrafts
Your account has to have at least 2 weeks old.
What do you have to do?
Join or watch our group GreatCrafts
Add this journal to your favourites.
Comment on this journal with something nice and list things that you have done to get more chances to win!
After that you'll be given one or more numbers, from which I'll randomly choose 5
My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?The "official" journal about the contest will be submitted when the contest starts on Jan 29th. This one's purpose is help with a list of contest prizes.My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THEME: an artwork of your animal friend
A bit of info to get you interested (or not): your pet, your family's pet or simply an animal you're closely connected to and like very much (like that special horse of your granddad's you like very much and love to ride for example), can be any animal, artwork can be b&w, in color, or both, a portrait, full body, you can be creative and original as you want, but your pet should be in focus, you can also enter with artwork of your an animal that isn't alive anymore. Always wanted to draw your dog named Rex with whom you spent so many wonderful years together, but somehow never actually got to finally draw him? Now's a good time.
CATEGORY: Traditional Art only (drawing, painting, mixed media, scratchboard, etc.)
Contest donations needed! Is there anything you want to d
SECRET BOOK PROJECT AND NEW PAINTINGS REVEALED!SECRET BOOK PROJECT AND NEW PAINTINGS REVEALED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I would like to apologize for not responding to comments, and being slow on notes! I have been very busy with a project over the past year that I am excited to announce now. Later this month I will be releasing a collection of preliminary work from my Thumbelina series, inspired by the writings of Hans Christian Andersen.
The images will include sketches and underpaintings from the first part of the series, and will be bound into a softcover book. The book will be 38 pages, and include over 50 working images that have been my initial steps in creating the collection of existing paintings, as well as future images. Visit my blog for more images and info! https://annie-stegg-tlyt.squarespace.com/new-blog/2013/8/4/a-sketchbook-and-new-paintings
Contest - The Blood is the Life...."No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves."Contest - The Blood is the Life....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE 1: Contest end date has changed : NEW DATE 30 September 2012, if you want to know why, note me, if not, start drawing
UPDATE 2: Some new prices have been added for the first, second and third place... good luck everybody
UPDATE 3: General Request : you can also use red (pencils) on other elements then blood, but don't overdo it please....
UPDATE 4: Some new prices have been added for the first, second and third place... good luck everybody
UPDATE 5: Some new generous donations to the prices
UPDATE 6 : Some new entries, only 13 days to goo....
UPDATE 7 : Some new entries, only 8 days to goo....
I decided to add a 4th price, out of all the entries, I will pick the winner (together with some helping friends). I will also add a poll, so all viewers can chose the best, call it a public price
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Last year I visited a craft fair and discovered in the paper decoration / paper crafting a super great new material.
Maybe some of you know it.
But here in german Cosplay scene, and perhaps also for many other countries it's really a novelty.
It can be used for paper decoration, for gemstones, paint and much more.
In this tutorial I made a kind of decoration for costumes versions/ setting f
Art Critic Cat Hates Your Art"This looks NOTHING like me. You suck."Art Critic Cat Hates Your Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest -Emilia! CLOSEDCOUNTDOWN: The contest was officionally launched on January 10th! CLOSEDContest -Emilia! CLOSED3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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The entries will appear here= ' Traditional entries' .
The theme: My God-daughter Emilia! :iconlovebottleplz:
'Reference 1 ' and 'Reference 2 '. References are in my scraps. (You can either choose one of them or you can draw them both. The limit is two entries.
Contest is closed now!The contest is closed now. I will announce the winners soon Thank you all for participatingContest is closed now!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Mystery of nature contest
"To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feelthe breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be." - Rachel Carson
Nature is something that surrounds us all and never stops to amaze me.It is full of beautiful patterns, hidden secrets and mysteries. It makes me smile, wonder and awe.
Not long ago, when I came back home from work and felt really exhausted. I choose to sit outside and close my eyes. When I felt the slight breeze flicker through my hair and heard the cheerful singing of the birds, I felt an
Contest Time: Nr. 3FOR CONTEST PARTICIPANTS!Contest Time: Nr. 33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are the camera's ready? Jensen, please move to the right. Thank you. Jared, you will come in after the big blow. Take your positions! Is the lightning set? Awesome. Let's get this show on the road, people. Quiet. Sshhh. Quiet! And....action!
Always dreamt of being a director? Always thought you could do a better job on writing those Episodes? Here is your chance! Step behind the camera, put your creative hat on and start directing your own adventure. Wait, wha-? What am I talking about?
Create your own Supernatural Episode!
Alright, I'm not talking about actually standing behind a camera or to apply for a director education. But what if your computer screen is the camera and you can play with the characters and storyline while sitting behind your desk? Or what if you actually have a camera and you can play out the storyline and characters yourself?
The basic line is to create your own Supernatural Episode. Do you wan
Win a free drawing + Summer ContestHey everyone!Win a free drawing + Summer Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm writing this journal to inform you about 2 new and exciting projects, which are the following:
How to Win a Free drawing
Win a Free Drawing!
Several months ago I came up with the idea to raffle a drawing in exchange of dA Points. Each dA point stands for a raffle ticket. So the more points you donate, the higher the chances will be to win a free drawing.
My new raffle donation pool can be found on my dA mainpage:
Winner of my first Raffle
On January the 21st I started my first dA Point donation pool, which was a great success!
I am happy to announce the winner of a free drawing, who is #489, which is connected to dA point #489, donated by:
Congratulations!! I will get in touch with you to discuss the detai
Contest!I am strangely fascinated by half finished pictures. I love the way that in amongst all the rough sketching there is a section of shaded, finished 3D image and it makes me think pencils are amazing.Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So! I decided to host a Half Finished Contest!
-the final piece must only be half finished, for example a girl in a dress where only the dress is finished and shaded and the girl is still sketch, or the girl is finished and the dress is sketched.
-But I don't want WIPs, I want pictures that look intentionally unfinished.
-It must be in a traditional medium.
Since this is the contest for PencilsPlusArtists I doubt it'll be particularly big, so the prizes will only be small.
1st Place: 3 Months Premium Membership
2nd Place: 600 points
3rd Place: 200 points
All of these will also recieve a llama badge and a feature on my page.
Send me a link to your picture or post it to the Competition folder here at PencilsPlusArtists. Feel free to ask any questions you'd like.
The deadline will be
My 1st Feature! Forest photography!I've been on deviantArt fpr 8 years now! Originally I registered mainly to look at other peoples' artworks. Then I subscribed, because the free account favourites folder wasn't large enough!My 1st Feature! Forest photography!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Then I decided that this might be a good place to upload some of my old drawings. That wasn't very satisfactory though and after only adding digital and traditional art to my favourites at first, I noticed that more and more photographs had found their way to my favourites - landscape and nature photography for the most part.
All these photographs were immensely inspiring to me and they opened the door to nature and landscape photography for me. I had been into concert photograpy for many years before, but discovering this particular area was like a revelation for me. Finally I could combine my love for walking outside with my hounds and taking pictures!
I don't believe this would have happened without all these wonderful photographs on deviantArt.
I think it's high time to give somethi
My artblog... also Benedict CumberbatchYo I figured I should (pointlessly) update my journal since it's been the same thing forever!My artblog... also Benedict Cumberbatch3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
So... I'm just going to say that you should follow my Tumblr artblog alicexz.tumblr.com because I tend to update there more often nowadays! Although, recently I am trying to keep my dA up to date too.
I'm still working through the endless mire that is my commissions list.
DID I MENTION THAT I MET BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH??? Yes. Sherlock! It was awhile ago but I don't think I made a post about it here! And he liked my artwork! Some pictures - http://alicexz.tumblr.com/tagged/i_met_benedict_cumberbatch
Contest! Girl with a FlowerGirl with a Flower ContestContest! Girl with a Flower4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't hosted a contest in a long time, so I figured I would host a little contest since I have some points.
The objective is simple. Draw a girl with a flower! It can be one flower or it can be many. It can just be a simple flower in the hair, a flower incorporated into her jewelry, a flowery pattern on clothing, a flower tattoo design, a flowery background, or she can simply just be holding a flower. It's up to you. Let's just see what beautiful art you can make with this idea. Here are some great examples by some amazing artists- http://gabbyd70.deviantart.com/favourites/46685415
R U L E S
(Please read all these rules, if you still have questions, leave a comment )
You may make a drawing or painting and it may be made either traditionally, digitally, or a mix of both. It can be one flower or it
Don't let anyone belittle you or your work!I've been catching up a lot on dA since I got back and have been a bit surprised by some of the things going on. I've noticed that some of the wonderful artists I love and admire are being pushed aside for some ... interesting works. I won't get into a debate on this, at the end of the day, this is just my opinion. But how can a quick sketch that has been edited in photoshop to add some sparkle, outrank something that someone has put 30+ hours into and is pencil perfection? I don't understand the world anymore. Anyway, I just wanted to say I still appreciate your work and dedication .. for what that's worthDon't let anyone belittle you or your work!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The next thing I want to say, and this is based on observation and on a conversation or two I've been having. Have you ever felt belittled or put down in your art because someone tells you that 'it's not the right way'? I have some issues with this and felt the need to vent a little bit, so I'll list my wafflings below
Q) Have yo
Michael and Anahita Contest***** MICHAEL & ANAHITA CONTEST *****Michael and Anahita Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
++ CONTEST CLOSED BUT TAKE PART IN THE NEW AUTUMNAL EQUINOX CONTEST++
*** MICHAEL/ANAHITA ENTRIES FEATURE ***
Emma Watson (as Anahita From Aty-S-Behsam's Novel) by Fabielove :thumb303258542: :thumb303836595: Date (Michael and Anahita) by Tigress0787 :thumb304432558: Michael and Ana by TheHouseOfVin :thumb303180827: Emma Watson by RomcaS :thumb309829442: Emma Watson as Anahita by AliceOfNeverland Anahita/Emma Watson by Mafin10 Emma Watson drawing by LivieSukma :thumb303709893: Michael and Anahita by sourcherry1 Caroline and Tyler (TVD) by Fabielove Emma in Anahita and Michael by KagamiSuki :thumb294348740: Michael and Anahita by Scorp-san :thumb299273582: :thumb294302324: :thumb308900786: Michael and Anahita - harry and harmione by mritunjay-singh :thumb314548384: contest~ Michael and Anahita by secretSWC
Silver Moon and Golden Sun (Michael and Anahita) by AlexandraDefore Michael and Anahita by DanEmmaLove Michael and Anahita by RedPassion :thumb295293498: My Hand on Yours (Michael and Anahita) by AlexandraDefore Anahita Eunice: Cosplay 4 by twifanjacob11 Michael and Anahita - The Portrait by Elflover21
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52nd and Taylor by CocoKingsolver
NatuRE.DUCTION by Isalovesphotography
Sissy and Katie by Evette
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Ocean High by Hengki24
my oh my by Myra-cz
Instagram: aleksandra778 by aleksandra88 ...old lady I... by roblfc1892 Instagram: aleksandra778 by aleksandra88
no title 137 by ABrito Sculpture on the cliff by lightandshape bring me back to the future by alfred-georg
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Rail Symmetry by johntisbury
ghost city by alfred-georg
Slavic folklore by AgnieszkaOsipa ghost city 2 by alfred-georg shape of the goddess by felixheru
moving into a new space by StefanBeutler roots by alfred-georg Minni. by gsphoto
Miss Pixie. by gsphoto *** by Anna-model Miss Pixie. by gsphoto
elements of nature by StefanBeutler
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Reviews: Cosplay Wig ShopsSo, here we start with the review thingy about cosplay stuff.Reviews: Cosplay Wig Shops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I ran into a loooooooooooot of trouble in the past weeks regarding wigs I will start with them.
First of all some general important informations:
- ALWAYS keep an eye on the feedback of a shop. If there are negative or natural feedbacks READ THEM. Not every negative feedback is appropriate and some shops sell more than just wigs. So be careful.
- ALWAYS be carefull with shops that advertise with asian cosplayers. A lot of pictures are taken from the japanese highclass cosplaysupplier cospediawig or the chinese Tabaeo stores. Have a close look at the pictures. Often you can see some blured details or removed watermarks. I even found some fellow non asian cosplayers by now as advertisment for wigs they definitely didn't buy.
Some shops even take pictures from wigs on wigsstands from other sellers. Look and think twice if you buy there. You can be lucky and get what you see, but there is a pretty high chance you ge
Halloween Carving Contest Winners TweetHalloween Carving Contest Winners5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Who knew so many different fruits and vegetables could be carved so
beautifully? We were hugely impressed by the immense talent and
imagination each submission showed. Your entries filled our hearts
with giddiness and/or fear, and we thank each and every deviant for
Check out the winners below! These were the entries with astounding
creativity, awesome carving technique, and highest visual impact.
Thanks to the infinitely amazing judging team of
the top three winners and three runners u
Journal about how ur opinion doesnt matterHello yes this is a journal attempting to explain why ur opinion doesnt matter to the artist 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time where it does matter are the following:Journal about how ur opinion doesnt matter3 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. If you are commissioning them
2. If they actually ask you for your opinion
If it's neither of those then shhh.
Now I wanna clarify a few thing
1. It's okay to have an opinion on someone's work, everyone does.
2. It's okay to express it, it's okay to have a personal response to an artist's work
3. HOWEVER it's not ok to pull in personal opinion in a self entitled manner and pretend it matters. AND THEN GET UPSET when the artist dont care.
Differences between things:
Constructive criticism =/= opinion:
Not the same !! Criticism isnt 100% objective but is generally way less biased than opinion. Telling someone you preferred their old work isnt criticism. Telling someone that you'd have preferred something to be drawn another way isnt criticism. (A whole other issue, sometimes criticism isnt wanted but that's not