5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
Con-report: PLAY Modena 2013 (Italy) + pics!Hello lovely people,Con-report: PLAY Modena 2013 (Italy) + pics!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
here my little con report for our tiny adventure in Italy.
Elffi and I were cosplay guests for the convention PLAY in Modena, Italy :3~.
A convention about all kinds of games (cardboard games, rpgs, larp etc) as well as TV/Movie and anime/manga.
On Saturday there was just a small cosplay competition. We were judges together with 4 lovely Italians !
I wore my Lacus Clyne costume :3~~~
I met the lovely "Sweet Angel"! A very cute and nice cosplay girl *_*! She is my favorite Yoko (so pretty ;O;!!)~~
Also a BIG surprise were the living OWLS on the convention *____*~~
Sweet Angel and me with the Owls <3! So happy *_*~
Con-Report: LA MOLE COMIC CON Mexico City + pics!Hello my friends,Con-Report: LA MOLE COMIC CON Mexico City + pics!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was again cosplay guest in MEXICO CITY last December and here is my report!
The con was LA MOLE COMIC CON. The conventions I visit are usually more Anime/Manga oriented and it was my first experience with a more comic oriented convention. So I also did my first comic costume!
On Friday I visited the con as Siesta 45 from Umineko no naku koro ni :3. I had my own little booth where you coud buy prints, talk to me and make photos together.
I was guest together with 4 other amazing cosplay artists!
DAYNA BABY LOU from Canada :3~
I tricked tumblrHello everyone, I realize it's been ages since my last journal entry, so I just wanted to update so people know I'm still active.I tricked tumblr2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe some of you saw this, but I made this fake imdb page for a Marauders BBC show and posted it on tumblr. It was just supposed to be a joke/fantasy, but apparently a lot of people bought it
(You'll notice there are lots of things that give it away, however)
But maybe one day, if we badger enough producers, it will be a reality
Awesome Artisan Crafts XIXHello!Awesome Artisan Crafts XIX2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to Awesome Artisan Crafts!
I will be regularly featuring the awesome creations I find in the Artisan Crafts Gallery.
As you see I am not part of the CV Team anymore as my term has ended. Please forward your DD Suggestions to the lovely Talty and FrockTarts.
Again I thank you all again for your support and love.
Bits and pieces
Holiday-Crafts:iconholiday-crafts: If you enjoy holiday crafts then this is the place for you!
BatCrafts:iconbatcrafts: Na na na na na na na na BAT CRAFTS!
Crochet by menfolk!
fibermancy are having a
References of TFPNOTICE: If Photobucket decides to die on us, I don't think I can do muchReferences of TFP3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW: Ultra Magnus (17 screenshots, not many since there was WAY TOO MUCH MOTION BLUR EVERYWHERE!)
I know Prime characters are difficult to draw due to their massive amount of details ect. ect. and Youtube quality is more or less very pixelated depending on who has uploaded episodes. So here's a bunch of screenshots for you to use as references. Only thing I ask is that don't share links directly to the images on photobucket, share this journal entry instead
HAVE FUN EXPLORING!
The Great OC Contest - Draw my OC's and win!THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!The Great OC Contest - Draw my OC's and win!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you have already finished your entry, post it now! You have time up to midnight tonight, because tomorrow the jury (me, my sister and my father) will consult to choose the best ones and probably the results of the contest will be published.
Are you good at portraying people? Are you a fan of vampires? Do you like wolves or werewolves? Do you have a penchant for dragons and you like to draw? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you're in the contest for you!
Welcome to my first REAL contest on deviantart. (There was another, smaller, but that does not count ...).
This is a kind of statistical contest ... to the character that will be many times designed and therefore appreciated among my OC, surely will be granted to survive the final battle of the Way of Legends (or any battle).
But 'nuff said! I know you want to know the rules and priz
There's a spine on my front lawn.Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.There's a spine on my front lawn.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not really positive what normal protocol is for finding skeletal remains on your property. I can't say I've ever sat down on a rainy day and been like.. "Hm.. kind of humid today. I should probably read up on what to do in event of bones showing up on my front lawn."
And you know, it wouldn't even be a HUGE issue if it was, say, a femur. Even an ulna! I'd just assume a cartoon dog moved in next door and, at most, I'd have to chide him for his slovenly habits. (After the inevitable half hour of wacky hijinx, of course.)
But no. It's a spine. Or at least, part of a spine. A particularly large hunk of spine. HOW DOES SOMEONE MISPLACE THAT. Especially so neatly detached from everything else.
Actually, it's occurring to me, I should probably take a picture of this, because I can already feel the wave of 'pix or it didn't happen' responses. And you are entirely in the right to ask this. I'm sending Zombiesmile out now to snap a ph
Shout out Requests ^.^!SHOUT OUTS AND REQUESTS!!!Shout out Requests ^.^!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people have recently been asking me if I could feature them or their friends on my page so i decided....THE FIRST 20 DEVIANTS TO COMMENT ON MY JOURNAL WILL BE FEATURED....along with a few other deviants i have chosen to feature ^.^!
Hey everyone! hope you are all doing well. I'm currently really busy atm with stuff so I'm sorry if i take a long time to reply xD
I usually try and reply to every single message lol so i usually take a while to reply ((i have about 550 messages atm xD))
but i am happy that people have been talking to me.
I like meeting new people so if you have any questions then just ask me ^.^!
please join my group!:
we are currently searching for cosplayers alll over the world ((manchester area if possible so we can meet up))
join our group, we welcome all cosplayers from across the globe ^.^!
Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Hello and welcome to my second tutorial. I made this one especially for Thomas today.
Here are some pictures on "How to use Worbla's"
But first: What is Worbla's?
Worbla's Finest Art is a thermoplastic that's ultra cosplayer-friendly. It cuts easily with a knife or a pair of scissors.
Are you a Starseed? QuizThis is all very serious. If you want to share it on your Journal, that's perfectly fine.Are you a Starseed? Quiz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHAT IS A STARSEED?
Star People or Starseed are alien souls incarnated in human bodies. Today there are millions here on Earth. About one in seventy people is one. All souls are the same, but they are all adapted to the life form they live as. When the soul moves on, it can then enter a new body, again becoming a new person. A Star Person soul doesn't move on before coming here, therefore still being the soul adapted to some alien being, still being the alien personality.
There are two ways for Star People to come here. One is to enter an already used human body with permission from the soul who by some reason no longer wants to have it. Such Star People are known as walk-ins. They can remember who they are, but can have some problems adapting to the human body. The other way is to enter the body of an unborn. These Star People are called birth-ins. They will, as all humans, forget about who they
Hetalia: World Series Season 4 English Dub VideosI FOUND THEM ALL FOR YOU GUYS! OMG! THE ENGLISH AWESOMENESS! I have Fusososososo, Yo-Ho-Ho Tra-La-La, The Nordic 5 Episode, and plenty more!Hetalia: World Series Season 4 English Dub Videos2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yo-Ho-Ho Tra-La-La: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2O6FkoGWMs
Germany Won't Drink Beer; Sparkly Austria; China Breaks/Cracks/Goes on Rampage aka China's Awesome/Epic/Famous Moment; America Gets Some "Tissues" From a Hot Chick *I will now punish him when he gets home*; Italy's Cat; China Travels the World; Russia Eats Arrows; France Stalks Austria; Japan's Diet; Italy and Romano in British Jail and a SPAMANO Moment; Italy and Romano Kidnap Britain; Britain's So Hot He Could Kiss Himself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csAdzBSjHmk&
Russia Cat; Austria Cat; Sealand Wants to Become a Country; England's Rape Face; Sealand and Iceland; England is Napping; Sparkly England; The End of the World with France and Britain; How Italians Talk, React, and Keep Their Hands in Their Pockets; England Gets Caught...Again; Italy and Germany Spy on England: http://ww
DeviantArt Comment Of The DayStop critiquing art you filthy, non-subscribed, peasants. How dare you claim such privilege on an art site without paying the toll.DeviantArt Comment Of The Day2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Emerging artists, we want you at Comic-Con 2012!Join us in Artists’ Alley!Emerging artists, we want you at Comic-Con 2012!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantART is once again heading to Comic-Con International: San Diego! This year, we’re offering six scholarships to emerging comic artists to attend San Diego Comic-Con 2012 as guests of deviantART.
Who should apply?
We're looking for artists who have always dreamt of going to Comic-Con and who want to make the most of the experience. Applicants must be serious about attending Comic-Con and must be willing and able to come to San Diego, California between July 12 through 15.
The chosen artists will spend one day at Comic-Con, where they will be able to show their portfolio in Artists' Alley. When not showcasing their work, scholarship recipients will be able to cruise the convention floor, attend panels, and introduce themselves to prominent artists in the industry, with a chance to pick their brains and gain artistic inspiration right from the source.
The six recipients will each receive:
Something in the water comes around by detail24 Bow Boys by jenniferstuber Blue by Rykardo Another world by Yagodka The Escape by jadden Milky Water. by sergey1984 Green Turtle by nightmare-cookie Jelly-fish by nekdodrug Tropical Fish by ahermin grey seal by mescamesh A Crab's World by Nate-Zeman Underwater by BlackMageAlodia chaos in the water by d-choonga As Creative as.... by hougaard :thumb203914921: Into the blue by Svenimal I Can Fly by focusgallery Jellyfish Munch by KimbellSomething in the water1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Pacific Drifter II by roarbinson NEON by semorile Will you join me? Life is fun! by woxys Nearshore by ElenaKalis Just Keep Swimming by DrewHopper Standing Upon Giants by oO-Rein-Oo starfish ii by night-fate 192.Rainbow crabs by Bullter :thumb265801784: Sea Monster by OrangeRoom Pastel Kogel by prperold Young Beluga by variouslyvaried medusa by VeraAda Hawaii by ravenacht03 Hello Patrick by lomocotion Calm waters -Greece by StamatisGR Turtle in the sun by DevilDiver Over Under Wave by gokenji explore the world. by ang3llor3 Like Light From Heaven by sap8 Piranha by Skia tania 2 by vry Irish Blue Hour by SSquared-Photography Puppy Crab Eyes by JoycelynSiew Visit To Nautilus... by gingado beautiful monster by arbebuk :thumb34060
Manip FeaturesI never knew I could do features without a premium membership...turns out I can! (It just doesn't have sexy css, but I can bear with that)Manip Features2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well here goes for my first feature These are all artworks by talented artists around here that I absolutely love and artworks that I think deserve more love. Now go forth and shower them with faves/comments/watches and the like
Winner is :iconwintermintz: Wintermintz 20c worth of points coming your way
20 is up for grabs for the lucky winning viewer of this feature.
All you have to do is:
Fave this journal
(optional) Comment on the feature
Ends Wednesday 25th 12 noon GMT
Good Luck and Enjoy!
Corset Contest by Temperate-Sage
Calling all dra
Publishing Opportunity for New Artists!Hey guys! I want to spread the good news about my friend DeevElliott's two new anthologies that will be strictly reserved for up coming artists here on DeviantART! If you're a new and aspiring comic artist looking for a chance to be published with a seasoned professional, this is it!Publishing Opportunity for New Artists!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've met Dave many times and he is always looking to help younger artists in need of a kick start! His current projects are detailed in this journal http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Dave-Elliott-An-Authentic-Citizen-384734344 along with lots of great advice on how to get into the publishing industry. His two anthologies and how to participate in his project is also linked in there.
New Shoot: And Thank You!Hey Everything! First off I'd like to thank you guys for 12,000 watchers on dA! I know I've been really busy and not as active on here as I would like, but I really appreciate you being here!New Shoot: And Thank You!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For the new watchers every 1000 watchers or so I like to do a little bit of an introduction of myself!
I just graduated from college, which "FREE AT LAST" comes to mind.
I move to Callifornia to start my new job in a couple days (That announcement comes soon!)
I love cosplay, I love to draw, and I love all of you for watching my work!
If you are interested in seeing more of my work I post WIPS, links to my videos, and other important things on my Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CourtoonXIII )
I used to do a lot of stuff on youtube, but my cosplay group and I still do! (http://www.youtube.com/innermindtheater ) my individual channel is http://www.youtube.com/courtoonXIII I will become more active soon!
The links to my other social media sites are at the top of the journal!
Also: I did a new s
Otherworlde Academy Seeking StudentsOtherworlde Academy Seeking Students2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Add this to your favorites to be entered to win 500 dA Points.
The below is still available:
Create an advertisement in your journal or poll and I will send you 20 Points. Just link the advertisement here.
Otherworlde Academy is looking for students interested in the dark arts... please check out the group's page to find enrollment information.
We hope you find the class information interesting...
Trip to Brasil+Cosplay World Masters [New Cosplay]Hello guys! How are you?♥Trip to Brasil+Cosplay World Masters [New Cosplay]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I promised (specially to cosplayers of Portugal) I would make a journal of my adventure about Cosplay World Masters! [International Cosplay Competition]
So here it goes while I'm still not dying of school Work! x___x
MASSIVE JOURNAL COMING!
It all began in Portugal in IberanimeLX2012 when in 18-3-2012 I was one of the chosen European representatives along with NadiaSK from Itally : ))
NadiaSK from Scissors Crown
Me as Sakura from Card Captor Sakura
We had acess to the final : )
The final took place in Brasil (Caraguatatuba) or Caraguá as I learned with the Brasilian guys xD
Since the eleminatory too the final I stoped all my cosplay projects to start things for the final : )
Let's take a look! ; D
I´ve already said that my cosplay was from the on-line game Granado Espada, I already shown some pictures of it : D And you could follow the process in my FB page!
Cosplayers! Please submit to this book!CALL FOR ENTRIESCosplayers! Please submit to this book!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are seeking submissions for possible publication in 1000 Incredible Cosplay and Costume Ideas, an upcoming book by Dr. Grymm (Joey Marsocci), Allison DeBlasio and Yaya Han.
Publication date: April 2013
Comic book, Sci-Fi, and Anime conventions have been around since the 1930's. With those conventions come the ultimate fans, those who Cosplay. Joey Marsocci and Allison DeBlasio of Dr. Grymm Laboratories, authors of the immensely popular 1000 Steampunk Creations (Quarry Books, 2011), in collaboration with Internationally acclaimed cosplayer Yaya Han, are putting out a call to artists to submit their most amazing cosplay photographs for compilation into exciting upcoming book.
We are seeking submissions for the following categories:
Anime & Manga
Finally the DBZ Group out-takes I'M SO SORRY THIS TOOK SO LONGFinally the DBZ Group out-takes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kita was ages ago now however I really have been so busy yes that old chestnut but it's true
ANYWAY I'm here now to make it up to you as I'm about to type up this long photo-journal, so I hope you enjoy-
To start off I suppose I should tell you a bit about the group. I formed it in 2011 as a group on facebook with just a few friends not really expecting many people to join but having it out there just incase, to my delight friends of friends saw it and other people saw it on the Kitacon forum and it wasn't that long before we actually had quite a few people. We arranged to meet up on the Sunday in the afternoon and due to infuriating costuming issues (near enough my entire costume was made at the convention because it was so last minute I'd brought a whole bag full of cosplay making bits and bobs) I was actually late to meet everyone for the group which I felt awful about but it was only half an hour at most. oops! thankfully everyone wa
Last chance: Yami Yugi and Johan/Jesse wigsEdit: THE AUCTIONS END IN JUST A COUPLE HOURS! It's a rare opportunity to get one of these wig styles, as I probably won't be opening up commissions anytime soon (and when I do, I probably won't be doing some of the more complex styles like Yami/Yugi since they take so much time to do).Last chance: Yami Yugi and Johan/Jesse wigs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kyle and I are moving to Chicago in a few weeks, so to get some extra money to help with expenses, we're selling some cosplay items.
First up are my Yami Yugi and Johan/Jesse Anderson wigs. Yami was my first "crazy" wig style attempted, but now that I've had more experience, I've been wanting to style a new one. It still looks great and gets lots of compliments :3. Johan hasn't been worn very much, and I don't know when either of us will next cosplay him, so I'd rather see it go to a good home instead of it collecting dust on a shelf.
So here are the ebay auctions!
Yami Yugi - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yami-Yugi-Cosplay-Wig-styled-and-used-by-Malindachan-/290757305931?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0
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!!!2 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