China trip post (photo heavy)Mm I don't know how to go about this in an organized manner, so this will just be a stream of photos with my intermittent narration.
Our trip was Shanghai > Hangzhou > Nanjing > Suzhou > Wuxi > back to Shanghai. Then we went to Hong Kong on our own.
Oh yeah, first, since I have no photos of these (for good reason): THE SQUAT TOILETS. They suck. They stink. You can always tell if there's a bathroom nearby by the smell in the air! Half the time the flush doesn't even work. All the used toilet paper is tossed in a bin, so the smell just lingers and lingers. For some reason, sometimes they sell food right outside the bathrooms. LIKE WHY?! I don't know how anybody can think about eating with that smell there.
I drank as little as possible. Between my sis and I, we also brought 5-6 rolls of toilet paper, so it was more than enough. (We left the extra rolls at Grandma's in HK afterwards haha.)
Anyhoo, onto pictures...
From our place to China was a 12 hour flight, 4 hour break at airport, then
leftovers sale + irrelevant things of interestHallooo, I've finally updated my sales page so feel free to look if you're interested in buying prints/buttons/other stuff that I sell at conventions. The url still says 2011 but please ignore it =w=;;;;leftovers sale + irrelevant things of interest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The page >> http://www.parashi.info/printsale2011.html
Regarding larger posters:
I'm only selling letter-sized and smaller things at the moment because shipping from Canada costs an arm and a leg. BUT, I'll be in U.S. during December, so I can ship 11x17" posters from there.
Drop me a quick comment if interested so I know if I should take pre-orders or not, otherwise I can't print them in time. (you can see the available designs in the photo of my table in my previous Akicon journal :b )
I asked my awesome friend who works for [undisclosed-so-nobody-gets-into-trouble] printer company to print me a continuous print of using a long-format printer.
So this wonderful thing is now hanging in the perfectly-sized space over my window 8)!
(I was too lazy to take d
everyone look at this birdHeyoo! I just got back earlier today from China and HK :> still really loopy, jetlagged, and slightly sick at the moment. (sorry if I'm bringing any scary asian flus into the Americas lalala..)everyone look at this bird3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got to experience pretty much everything you guys mentioned in the last journal xD though not to such extremes in some cases. Overall everything was ok. China was cool and HK of course is shopping heaven. I'll make a better post later after I sort out all these photos. Most of the pics I took are of weird things... =3=
But anyway before that!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was in Shanghai, this little sparrow (?) flew over and landed near me, so I approached it like I always do when I spot birds, expecting it to fly off when I try to poke it..but it didn't 80! So I picked it up.
Sorry for the crappy photos, my dad took them and he never focuses on the right thing OTL
I carried it around with me for the rest of our time in that area, but then left it behind cause I c
ANIME NORTH RECAP! photo overload omgANIME NORTH RECAP AT LAST!!!!!ANIME NORTH RECAP! photo overload omg3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So anime north was last weekend, and I went as an artist and stayed at the artist alley for all 3 days u@ it was my first time artist alleying at anime north and omg. What the hell was that
The sales were CRAZY AKWUHAKUWHW and everyone was SO KIND omg what the
Thank you for everyone who stopped by ^3^ I was opening these "get yourself drawn as a chibi on spot" commissions .and I did over 150 of them. All my markers ran out and I got a fever after the weekend HAHAAHAHA it was lovely drawing and talking to all of the people who came by. Some people even came all 3 days to get themselves drawn everyday for their outfit that day. Some people brought their friends along, some people told me I was their favorite commissioner. I was so touched by everyone, really. Thank you. It was a wonderful experience.
ALSO thank you to :iconakimiya: who was right beside me who helped me so much ;3; and everyone around me .too bad I had no time to go ou
F.A.Q.I've been getting a lot of the same questions on dA and on Formspring lately, so I guess I'll just post some of the most frequently asked questions so I don't repeat myself ;v; If there's anything you want to ask, go ahead and comment! I'll constantly be updating this by deleting irrelevant questions or adding new questions that come up *v* Before you ask, check out some great advice: http://fox-orian.deviantart.com/gallery/9162487#/d3h8ecy and http://vest.deviantart.com/journal/7-Tips-To-Instantly-Become-A-Better-Artist-307577334F.A.Q.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
★ Art Related ★
What are your tools?
I currently use a Vistablet Muse, Paint Tool SAI for my works, and GIMP for editing/effects! *w*
How long have you been drawing/when did you start drawing?
I've been doodling probably ever since I was 4 or 5 haha c:
Can I repost your art on other sites or use it in my video/story/etc.?
Please ask me for permission first and properly credit me and link back to my dA.&
what are some symbols for dreams and ambitions?i think of paper planes when i think of dreams and ambitions...though i wonder if that's an asian thing? what do you think of? ^^ (apart from skies and boundless landscapes as many people have already suggested. aha)what are some symbols for dreams and ambitions?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Made a video again :P...another fake Parashi Opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGa8pPlOxuQMade a video again :P2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's really choppy and suuuuuper scribbly because I took like 30 seconds to draw each frame. Please fill in the gaps and gloss over the art with your wonderful imagination! I made it in Windows Movie Maker which is an absolutely evil program =o=
I'll try to fix up the ugly pictures and maybe add some color when I have time, and reupload another version later :b (don't know when though.) For now feel free to watch this one and laugh at it huhuhu
(the song is Tenkuu no Canaria, from ToS *w*b)
Japanese 101 Part 2Konnichiwa Minna! Ima nani o shiteru~n desu ka? (★^O^★)Japanese 101 Part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so now that we have learned how to speak japanese! (To people who haven't seen it yet, go here) Today I'm gonna teach you how to use chopsticks! Ohhh that sounds so very Japanese? Are you excited desu ka?
Hold your hand out, as if you're ready to shake hands with senpai. (//^ω^//)
Place one chopstick in the crook of ur thumb desu (⌒▽⌒)
Place the 2nd one on top and hold it with ur thumb and index finger and then tuck ur ring finger and pinkie underneath.
(For girls, make sure your nails are pretty to impress senpai (｡♥‿♥｡))
Now you are ready to eat that thing! \（´▽｀\）
Skewer that thing. (｀n´)
Israel trip post + pic spamHallooo. I just came back from a 14-day tour around to various biblical and historical sites in Israel and Jordan. Writing things down before I forget it all >< already my memory is kind of muddled.Israel trip post + pic spam1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just a warning this is REALLY REALLY LONG and VERY IMAGE HEAVY - I am not even exaggerating. I skipped over a lot already but it's still humongous. Took me 4 days just to write it.
Anyway, in loose chronological order here goes:
Our flight was 9 hours from US to Germany, then another 4-5 hours from Germany to Israel. We went with a group of around 70, about half of which are my friends/acquaintances.
I couldn't sleep on the flight but luckily the movie selection was pretty good. I watched at least 5 movies including the Rurouni Kenshin live action, twice, and eventually a 3rd time on the flight back. Sato Takeru is a really good Kenshin =w=
As usual the cabin air is really dry and the little jar of moisturizer I tossed into my backpack as an afterthought turned out to be a life
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 29Welcome to the twenty-ninth edition of Manga/Anime monthly features. Each month I will browse through the Manga/Anime gallery and find some of the most eye catching and wonderful pieces that have been submitted each month! This month's features are from deviations submitted in December 2011.Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 293 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Merry Christmas 2011 by arseniquez SS: Nekokirara by SaiyaGina :thumb275976385: SS : agent pear by laverinne Rose by MasakoHime
GAIA Artbook Full Picture by KodamaCreative :thumb272509836: Commision for Amadalia by Kenneos Santa's Little Secret- antique-teacup by Curryuku :thumb272709224:
:thumb275635519: Haruka, the fox of Spring by maxwindy + r o s e + by miya-cchi Harap Alb by Yuuza SS 2011 by Narurinya
Sacrifice prologue by indui Japan commission for Neko80 by Yuuza SS Welcome to Steampunk Town by Kutty-Sark Commission for Elwood-Edward-Howes by aiki-ame Calm and Deadly by ShiroiNeko-sama
:DaiOuji:Happy:Anniversary: by KaiSuki Bottom of the Valley by Anzabelle Bubble City by nao--ren Demon Hunter by Yuuza SS - Faluliai by Dea-89
A Spirit of Hope by setsuna22 The Ribbon To Your Present by Ayasal Secret Santa for Miss-Chimera by Yuuza Rising .Collab. by naachi Milizia -sketches- by yukihomu
SS: Zaphk by Rumi-Kuu :thumb2736
AskTheArtist InterviewInterview with *JonasDeRo 11/11/12AskTheArtist Interview3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is ~thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *JonasDeRo, a very talented artist and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, JonasDeRo.
<JonasDeRo> Hello all, the pleasure is all mine!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~Fisharto asks "Without sharing too much of your ways to making environments how do you come up with ideas for painting?"
<JonasDeRo> Hello Fisharto, good question!
<JonasDeRo> I would say my main source of inspiration is traveling. I love painting but I love to travel even more; seeing cities, towns, nature really inspires me in the first
Lit Cosmetics Giveaway!For those of you who don't follow me on facebook, this is probably new to you! But I'm having a little giveaway! I've posted a video of it, so please watch and favourite/comment this for your chance to win SPARKLES!Lit Cosmetics Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Manga/Anime DD Roundup- November 2011 Welcome to the Daily Deviation Round Up for the Manga/Anime category here on dA! Below is a feature of all of the Daily Deviations that were posted by the Manga/Anime Community Volunteers this month!Manga/Anime DD Roundup- November 20114 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Seabed and chaos by icevii puppets by baka-ouji Poster 2011 by cicadella
Kimono HIME by Yukisora Spring by hinakanin :thumb212518470:
Commission-Water Lilly by isfairytell :thumb185571356: Sanae Heco by hecoheio
Fishes and Whisky by Maliki-Officiel Drowning by hybrid-angel14 Seraphina by keiiii
fate Joan of Arc by Amayofoo +Kaneda Tribute Sketch BW+ by Yo-tan Swan Prince by circus-usagi
nighttime bird by killing-idol :thumb268044756: COM: Luna and Yuri by AlleyCreek
Ivan Karelin2 by Memipong Behind the scarf like a pearl by Nayzak Like a boss by WXYZell
:thumb164842354: Special Thanks: Dennis Blake by mazjojo Minispris: Mission 01 by Purikko
Lacrimis by Aemika :thumb271446423:
Black Rabbit White Rabbit by dathron Xa Colors Cover by xa-xa-xa InceptioN by tincek-marincek
A REALLY LONG JOURNAL (but with pictures!)One ordinary afternoon, Waifu Niffy was just pondering to himself, deciding on that night's dinner for when his Hubby comes home.A REALLY LONG JOURNAL (but with pictures!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hmm, I guess it's lasagna again tonight, huh?"
When suddenly! A dark shadow looms over Waifu Niffy, taking him by complete surprise.
But before he could utter even the slightest damsel-in-distress girlish scream, the ominous shadow disappeared, and along with it-... Waifu Niffy!
Thankfully Fynn, the good neighbor, heard the commotion of broken dishes and toppled furniture and rushed to the scene right away with his trusty crocodile buddy Kuro.
"Ugh great, were those two at it again-...?"
Kuro, being the clever little detective he is, sniffed around the crime scene and deduced that Waifu Niffy had been wifenapped!
"Smells like Earl Grey..." /Sniffsniff
Kuro urged Fynn to call local police immediately!
"Police Grim, Police Grim! Please help! There has been a-"
/Hangs up and
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
Tip of the Day: Working on YOUTip of the Day: Work on how you are and not how you APPEAR. You can fool everyone for a while but it all catches up in the end.Tip of the Day: Working on YOU2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PS. We will be coming to San Francisco for the Schoolism LIVE workshop on April 27-28 --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapesill be uploading the actual image here monday, after i let it settle over the weekend to see if there are final tweaks.NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy!
You guysDon't trace and try to vindicate yourself by saying that it only took you 2 minutes to do it.You guys3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't deny that you traced and say that you "referenced" it instead.
Don't advocate the above actions by making a tutorial out of it.
Especially if you are a high-profile artist who is looked up to by a large number of aspiring artists.
Japanese 101Konnichiwa Minna san! Watashi wa baka desu! Watashi no shumi wa e wo kaku koto desu! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! （＾Ｏ＾☆♪Japanese 1013 years ago in Personal More Like This
So okay some of you got jellin of my fine japanese language desu ne.
I thought of why not teach my lovely watchers speak japanese?
Okay let's start with the simple one. If you want your sentence to sound like japanese you need to put 'desu' at the end of each sentences. Now before we start using 'desu' let me tell you first what it means. It would be stupid if you're using the word that you don't know right? Okay the word 'desu' comes from the latin word 'Canius Femina' meaning bitch. For example I love you desu (I love you bitch).. Tehehe kidding aside. Okay the meaning of 'desu' is really hard to explain but basically it's a polite modifier or it can also mean " It is ", "Those are" , or "I am." or whatever.
Now that you know the word desu let's use it in a sentence.
Fuck you desu. V(=^･ω･^= )v
Hiro Mashima's reply to my giftSome of you already noticed it but yeah yesterday I sent the gift to Hiro Mashima's twitter page, I finally had the courage to do such thing also because of all your support! I really appreciated it!Hiro Mashima's reply to my gift3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday when I was at work I asked my friend to translate a short message for him and just after few minutes later, Mashima sensei kindly replied to my Twit! I still can't believe it!! It's such an honor to receive a comment from a famous mangaka!! Words can't describe what I'm feeling right now!
Here's the message I left him, he didn't retwitt it:
Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?Since I posted the Kony 2012 video, a lot of people have been telling me that the organization is not to be trusted with donations and is under investigation (but raising awareness is still good). I don't know how much of it is true, but it's good to at least take it into consideration.Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's one of the many messages that people have been telling me. Please read carefully and judge for yourself:
" I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I'm strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign.
KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial activist group and not-for-profit. They've released 11 films, most with an accompanying bracelet colour (KONY 2012 is fittingly red), all of which focus on Joseph Kony. When we buy merch from them, when we link to their video, when we put up posters linking to their website, we support the organization.
Devious Journal EntryOh.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The reason why I 'call out artists'Well, I think I say enough about this crap already with my replies to people and in the original posts themselves but I want to get the final word out so people can read and interpret how they will. Thank this http://artist-confessions.tumblr.com/post/40773766635/submitted-by-anonymous-admin-note-background for the resurface and sorry for people who don't wish to read about this sort of thing anymore. If you don't please pass it by.The reason why I 'call out artists'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As much as I don't want to address this, I want to to let people know why I do these things. This is kind of like a "snitches-get-stitches" kind of post, isn't it? I don't really have much to say since I already said a load of it when I made these posts but to people who think I want to sick my watchers etc on people it's not true. And remember as ruthless as the internet to these kind of things, they are also VERY forgiving. The Kidchan scenerio for example resolved itself nicely when Kidchan made a formal apology and properly addressed the situation. I ha