Plush making advice I wish someone told meI shared this advice over on Diffeomorphismhttp://vengefulspirits.deviantart.com/journal/Calling-all-plush-makers-novice-and-expert-417399214 journal but I thought I would share it here too.Plush making advice I wish someone told me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shaving Faux fur:
For Faux fur plushie makers, You should invest in a WAHl Kennel Pro, I bought two Andis clippers, both gave out after trimming faux fur for a few min. Also Make sure to keep your Clippers oiled and cleaned after using.
I recommend trim the Faux fur first before cutting out the pattern, so if you do cut too deep you can always make a new piece to replace it before sewing your plush together. Make sure to trim with the fur pile not against it, or you will just cut all the fur off, you want to trim it not make it bald.
Keep in mind being a plush artist gets very pricey, with Faux fur some fur colors are rare and you will some
Sherlock Love Spreading the LoveHi, everyone!Sherlock Love Spreading the Love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Share the Sherlock Love!!!!
We needed to get your attention Well, this is pretty urgent:
As you may know, Sherlock Holmes week is coming from 30th July to 5th August.
We need to show how much we LOVE SHERLOCK HOLMES.
Share the Sherlock love
- People can ask another Deviant to Draw a Sherlock Holmes related picture for free.
- They can also comment on this journal to ask another random willing Deviant to do the drawing.
- Your talents don't matter!! Even if you are not the best at drawing, we want you to take part!!
- Any requests allowed, as long as they are to do with Sherlock holmes, and do not need a warning.
- There is a stamp for people who are willing to take requests!
- Send the information to as many people as possible, try to get EVERYONE involved.
- Finished pictures should be uploaded during Sherlock Holmes week.- There is a folder at :iconlove-sherlock-holmes: called Share the Sherlock Love for you to submit them to!!
- On the last day, a HUGE collage will
Road to Progress #1While I am writing the official blogs, I decided to take some time and write about... anything that is going on in my life. I just had a birthday, another year on this planet. I have to say that I have been on a rollercoaster these past 2 years due to my Dad having 2 terminal cancers. A lot of travelling and working to get past this has given me a lot of time to prepare for my future. It has helped me grow and has given me a less selfish lifestyle and outlook.Road to Progress #13 years ago in Personal More Like This
This year I start official college classes. I have a lot of work ahead of me.(that includes a lot of calculus haha) I have many people I care for and hang out with, but I have few friends, which I do not mind.
I hope my real DA journey blog will help out people in pain and show that there is a huge world out there. Something that is happening to you might seem HUGE, but there is so much going on in the world we have to band together. Also, I hope people from all walks of life will enjoy the journey. Most of the people on DA are a
Competition Results and info for todayQuick IMPORTANT note-Competition Results and info for today3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can still sign up to join our Chain Story (we need more people!) Just comment here saying you would want to!)
Our competition results! Nice job team JOHN!!!!!
Answers will follow after this update for day 5:
Crossovers with other detectives. If you have any, let me know so I can put it in the folder...
And also, on the blog here, I will be showcasing the best Holmes work from you guys here in the group and elsewhere on DA. Promos for you guys and other artists!
The answers: (if you want to see those for quotes for canon and RDJ, just ask...)
1. Blind Banker, Dimmock, John: 'well, that was mild' (my croft 2)
2. Study in pink, John, Lestrade: 'because I'm desperate' (Mycroft 3)
Out of Cases...Scores and AnswersSorry.Out of Cases...Scores and Answers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So the final is
Way to go team John!
Tomorrow, instead of an internet chain, we're doing another competition (organised a bit better) details and questions to follow in the next journal.
If you have any Sherlock holmes stories or art with him paired with another detective, send me a link, and I'll get it in a folder. The same goes for any form of future Sherlock Holmes!
If you want to check out the puzzles still, they are still up.
Answers were as follows:
#1: Lal never said where he was. How would the man know unless he was the killer?
#2: If Rob had run out in the rain, the floor would be wet. It was mentioned that the floor was clean!
#3: If the power was out, the man never would have been able to use the cordless phone to call the police!
#4: The ice hadn't melted in the glasses, so how could the boyfriend have been gone 2 hours?
#5: The note said '?', as in 'question Mark'. Holmes called for Mark to be brought back.
#6: If Trevor had been fishing all mo
Announcements, Announcements...AnnouncementsSo who here on Deviantart loves Sherlock? I know I do. I was asked by a friend to post this in my journal so that we can get the awareness out about Sherlock Week. That will be going on from July 30th to Aug. 5th. Sherlock needs to know that he's loved haha so we should all share the love.Announcements, Announcements...Announcements3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know that during this week I'll be posting a lot of stuff for Sherlock well not only about Sherlock but Watson and Moriarty and dun, dun dun even Mycroft (my favorite character along with Sherlock haha). I find this will help me get better at drawing people, but I'll also be drawing a lot of people as dragons and birds (because that's what I do best). Haha don't expect too many full body pictures but I'll try because that wouldn't be very good of me not to get out of my comfort zone. I might even try coloring a picture or two that has Sherlock in them. It's going to be grand and for more information
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
drawing/painting tutorialsAndrew Loomis: http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/drawing/painting tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Barbara Bradley: http://www.mightyartdemos.com/mightyartdemos-bradley.html
Stan Prokopenko: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV
a complement for Georgetown's website
The Best Sherlock Holmes Books and Short StoriesBut first-our affiliate :iconSherlock-Fans: needs help! They're low on members and submissions. The founder was talking about shutting down the group and that would be sad so please if you get the chance, stop over there and join and submit some stuff. They need active members!The Best Sherlock Holmes Books and Short Stories3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So for these rec's, I'm not gonna put in links because that might give away too much plot.
Dust and Shadow, by Lyndsay Faye
This book pits Holmes against Jack the Ripper. It's very well-written and in character. Exciting and fun. It's interesting to see Holmes collide with one of the most-well known events of his time.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice' (Mary Russel #1) by Laurie R King
Features a retired Sherlock Holmes meeting a teenaged girl and the two team up. It is a very good story and series, but I do have qualms with alot of it. Still, very worth the read!
The Veiled Detective by David Stuart Davies
Shows Holmes and Watson's meeting under a different light, especially
Case #2The answer to question #1 is because Lal didn't say WHERE to go. :iconjadeum: had the first correct answer, so team moriarty has 10 points!Case #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
#2 (worth 15 pts)
'Thank heavens you’re here!” exclaimed 17 year old Rob, the clerk at the little corner convenience store. Detective Brown had come in to avoid the rain and get a coffee.
The little store was warm and cozy despite the driving rain outside, and I was pleased to note that Robbie was obviously doing a good job of keeping the place neat and tidy. The floor was spotless, and all the shelves were neatly arranged.
“What’s wrong, Rob?” Brown asked.
“You just missed them!” the young boy told him. “Two men just burst into here, held a gun on me and demanded all the money in the register. Mr. Loan says if that happens, we should just give it over, so I did, but as soon as they were gone, I ran outside to see if I could get their license number, or at least see the car they were driving.&
SH WEEK - more quizzes!If you haven't seen our first batch, look here for those, and more relating to Sherlock Holmes Week: http://sherlockholics.deviantart.com/journal/HAPPY-SHERLOCK-HOLMES-WEEK-317830135SH WEEK - more quizzes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How big of a Sherlock Holmes fanatic are you?(mixed): http://www.quotev.com/quiz/1044033/How-big-of-a-Sherlock-Holmes-fanatic-are-you/
How much do you know about BBC Sherlock: http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Television/BBCs-Sherlock-332928.html
Deduction Quiz (canon-ish): http://www.quizmoz.com/quizzes/Detective-Quizzes/s/Sherlock-Holmes-Quiz.asp
Game of Shadows Quiz: http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Movies/Sherlock-Holmes-A-Game-of-Shadows-345596.html
Which Sherlock Character are you? : http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/gjQ-Jn8/Which-Sherlock-character-are-you
There will probably be more later-comment if you know ay good ones, or want to share anything about the above!
1:1 Scaled RWBY Prop Drawings and a message.I have just recently become aware that I have reached the 200 watchers mark.1:1 Scaled RWBY Prop Drawings and a message.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With that, you have no idea how unfathomably humbled I am at the fact that there are that many people out there who have taken an interest in my work here on deviant art as well as on the blog. Again Thank You!!
So to commemorate this occasion I've decided to give back to the community which has been good to me with my set of 1:1 scaled, ready to use RWBY Weapon Drawings of the props I've made to date.
In this download you will find a number of PDF's that you may print out and use with whatever Propmaking technique you are comfortable with, to bring into this world a Crescent Rose, Myrtenaster or Gambol shroud of your own.
So again Thank You! and I hope these will be of use and hope you out there
My DeviantART Storyooo boy there might be alot so let's make all of the boring stuff rly small ye.My DeviantART Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sooo my experiences on DeviantART began like 7 years ago, I didn't really have an account cus I knew I was terrible at art and I knew I'd get alot of laughs for drawing chibis with french fry limbs, so I just didn't bother using Deviantart for anything other than looking for fanart of my favorite animus and vidyagames.
Then in 2010, my bro made his DeviantART account and we started using that for scopin for art cus, heh, at that point we were able to look at *ahem* questionable content. But for me, questionable content gave me the sorts of references that normal artists would have a tougher time giving you, and really honestly, I watch most of the people I watch today because of the art. I don't really care what you draw, well I do but not in the way most of your fans probably do, if you made good art, you're amazing to me and can inspire me in many ways.
So anyway, let's fast forward two years, when I only
EMBER CELICA BUILD WRITE-UP, and stolen images...It is a long time coming but here is the Build Write-Up. for my Ember Celica again like always I hope that like my other build write ups to date it'll help those of you out wanting to make a set for yourselves ^^EMBER CELICA BUILD WRITE-UP, and stolen images...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On a more serious note it has recently come to my attention that a website that sells Cosplay goods is currently using stolen images of my Gambol Shroud as their sample of the sword they sell.
I would like to take this opportunity and say I am in no way affiliated with this website and have not given my written permission in any form to allow them to use my images.
So the quality of the product they are selling is definitely not represented by tho
Black Flag models :)HiBlack Flag models :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been playing this AC4 for a while and I'm loving it
Ubisoft did an amazing work and game looks awesome.
I'm waiting for this new program called Archive_X to be updated to support AC4.
In meantime I'm trying to extract it with Ninja ripper but it won't be as good as ones from Archive_X.
So please be patient As soon as I get him I'll convert him for XNALara
I'm pretty busy with faculty and exams so I don't release new models often :\
BTW I'm rigging Charles Lee atm and he's half finished so expect him as well.
For AC4 I'm planing to convert Edward first than Anne Bonny
Thanks for support
Hello! (Sort of contest)I'm hoping everyone's enjoyed Sherlock Holmes week... I thought it went well.:iconsherlockholmesplz:Hello! (Sort of contest)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the chain story is still floating around, so if you still want to participate, let me know and I'll put you're name up...we have to finish it sometimes!
Our Facebook page is up and working, I'm going to start posting art at 20 likes, so...go like the page : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherlockholics/132651726876384
So, as many of you may know, or have noticed, 22 August is our one-year anniversary of being a group. I've been posting about this for a bit, but....
This 'contest' is to design the new banner for our group. Winner or winners obviously get their banner as the group icon for as long as the next year!
And also, the winner will get their design as the Timeline cover photo on Facebook.
So, if anyone's interested, I'll open a folder for this, and we can get this going!
Case #3Team Moriarty now has 25 points! Someone step up for the others!Case #33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Detective Inspector Lestrade entered the dark cottage and spied the distraught man Frank Lloyd sitting on his sofa by candle light. A uniformed Officer passed by and assured Lestrade that they would have the power on in an instant. Lestrade then approached the man and asked for his story.
“My wife is away on a business trip, so I'm here alone for the week,' Lloyd said. 'I was watching an old movie when the lights suddenly went out. Just then, I heard some strange noises coming from the bedroom. I got up to investigate when all of a sudden someone came flying out of the bedroom in such a rush that they knocked me down. Although I did not get a look at the offender, I did hear them open the front door and run out.. At this point, I crawled over to my desk and picked up my phone to call you people. When I got off the phone I lit some candles and checked the bedroom, that’s when I saw that my wife's diamond r
HAPPY SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEK!(it's 12.00 here, so let this begin!)HAPPY SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEK!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
bulletred:We have been working on a chain story-and need more people. If interested, comment with your name and it'll be on the group page so the next person will know to tell you.
Stop in anytime, ad hang around if your online anyways, that way the next person to get online won't be alone!
TODAY is Sherlock Holmes quiz day.
There will be links in the blog to various quizzes online that you can take. Check the out, share your scores, whatever you want!
(An easy one) Sherlock Holmes (canon): http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-basic-sherlock-holmes-trivia-test
BBC Sherlock quiz: http://www.squidoo.com/sherlock-bbc-quiz
How well Do You know Sherlock (BBC): http://www.sporcle.com/games/Nataleia/iamsherlocked
How Well Do You know Sherlock Holmes? (Canon): http://www.sporcle.com/games/Michiel/SherlockHolmes
Which Sherlock Character are you? (BBC): http://quizilla.teennick.com/quizzes/1
Jurassic PokemonJurassic Pokemon11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Realistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalis
arvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.
He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutori
SoW Art ContestABOUT SONG OF WARSoW Art Contest6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Song of war is a one on one card based dueling game for the iPhone and iTouch (and maybe a facebook app depending on how well it does). Not to be confused with card games like Magic the Gathering or Yo-Gi-Oh, Song of War uses the cards as a inventory of items. The player will be able to customize there deck to there play style, so if you like a lot of swords in your deck you will be rewarded for doing so with a effectiveness bonus to swords. This applies to all the different kinds of cards, and we have alot of different weapons to chose from. If you wanna be a hammer wielding healer, then go for it. If you to inflict devastating curses on your opponents then hit them hard with magic, then go nuts. For those just starting out it's easy to jump into, and for those that know the systems in and outs can create a deck that can obliterate their opposition! Something else that sets Song of War apart from other card based battle game is the cards them selves. The more
Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!‘Twas the night before Christmas on DeviantArt,Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Not a paintbrush was stirring, and creators took heart.
The artists scrolled through Daily Deviations with care
Knowing kindred warm-fuzzies soon would be there.
Deviants were all swiping, all snug on their phones
While visions of inspiration across all time zones
Were zapped to their smart device, quick as can be,
At the tap of a button in a +Fav’ing spree!
When across the Interwebs there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to the Comments to see what was the matter,
“I’m bored,” the Journal wrote, “I’m on a long trip, too.
I don’t have my laptop, and there’s nothing to do.”
I cracked all my knuckles, settled down in my chair,
Then descended upon the keyboard and wrote with a flair:
“Dear Friend, did you not get DA’s early present?
We now have an app, and it won’t cost you one cent!
“On, Watch Feed! On, Browse! On, Explore! On, Today!
Tap-and-hold to fave, sha
Greetings and ThoughtsHello! My name is Hound, and I enjoy creativity. Let me tell you about myself for a bit. I have always loved art in all of it's forms. I used to draw concept art and take photos, but now I write music and poems. I play many instruments and I am currently working on an ambient project. At the time of this entry, I am 18 and striving to become an electronics engineer. Hopefully I will design technology to keep humanity moving forward, and the minds of people always active. We will not continue to progress if we do not ask questions, never searching for the deeper meaning of things.Greetings and Thoughts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My journal entries will be written like a personal blog into my journey, a journey to find art that truely shows humanity, life, universe, and the depictions into a persons day-to-day world.
As my first entry, I must ask myself a basic question. What is art? For me, it is the expression of our inner-self. Everything we have gone through, everything we see and hear, and everybody that we connect with. Somehow a
Memory Match Game!i made my first game!Memory Match Game!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i followed a tutorial,but i also added few things of my own.
Made,too, all the graphics, and the sounds.(using a toy music keyboard and a free audio editor i made the music that loops,too). The only thing i downloaded was a free Meow sound.
you can check it out here:
now i want to make a platform or a sidescroller game
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar