Changing the world through musicSomeone recently brought up an interesting point as they left a comment on one of my YouTube videos. They argued that my talent wasn't very rare, and that everything I've done has already sorta been done before--that I'm not really pushing any boundaries or doing anything new. Tone is often lost or misconstrued over the internet, but it seemed to me that the person leaving the comment was insinuating that I was somehow "less" of an artist, or not quite deserving of praise, simply because I wasn't pushing some sort of boundary with the music I made.Changing the world through music3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a pretty thick skin, but I'll admit that negative comments bother me. They bother every artist. We do what we do to make others happy, and if we fail in that endeavor, it makes us feel bad. Any artist who denies that is either lying, or not in it for the right reasons (in my opinion). That being said, the guy's comment on my YouTube video... kinda bothered me.
Create Artwork based on NOVELIZATION_GRAPHIC NOVELThis isn't just about making artwork, it's about continuing to push the Special Edition Campaign... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEuE0iUVcIg&hd=1 ...Even if we don't succeed in getting Paramount to release the Special Edition before M. Night starts making TLA2, the least we can try to accomplish with this Campaign is getting the word out that M. Night was a victim of executive-meddling and the Theatrical version is not his fault. The important goal is to not let the haters (whom never wanted his movie to be successful in the first place) get away with poisoning the whole world against an innocent director for something that wasn't his fault.Create Artwork based on NOVELIZATION_GRAPHIC NOVEL3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not an artist, so it's up to other people in this group to help keep the movie in the DA-spotlight that it's been in recently. There's simply not enought Movie-fanart to promote the movie in a good light right now.
We need more, and artists in this group could easily get inspiration if you buy the Novelization
The A, B, C's of Cosplay!The A, B, C's of Cosplay!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The A, B, C's of Cosplay
From Antropomorphic to Zebra (or Invader Zim!), the A, B, C's of Cosplay is a 26 week 'workshop' to bring to you, in all its costumed and creative glory, some of the most spectacular and colorful work in the Cosplay gallery. Complete with a section on tutorials, and a small history on obscure words or anime used, this week I bring to you...
The letters G, H and I!
Cosplay, short for costume play, is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character, or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in Japan, but recent trends have included American cartoons and science fiction.
Favorite sources include manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies, as well as anthropomorphic manifestations.
Cosplayers often interact to create a su
*Contest OC style'n'chic is over~>>> Hi everyone, keep spreading your art through this group The contest is over*Contest OC style'n'chic is over~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please look at all guests because your votes will be important for electing the classiest character I will explain how to vote when the contest will be over.
*The current guests*
:thumb328473619: :thumb328524637: CE: Awkward by TygerlanderFormal Affairs by Ankoku-Sensei Lady (For #YourArt Contest) by DarkRose-chan ::Kirrie:: by Iris95st Classy man by Sora-Shintaro Bleach: Kamaguchi Trio es Chic by RomaniaBlackNastasia's special day. by hinataconsuegra Akira's taste of Individuality by Envy4hearts :thumb329165330: Stylish and Chic by lilbirdblue09 Elegancy and... by blackberri :thumb329243424: :thumb329551471: Fancy Xanzi -YourArt OC Style'n'chic Contest Entry by Leinyaru Contest: Style n Chic by landiddy Sweet an' Classy by Teki-Shinichi One Way Trip by AlbinoEisbaer kickin it formal by Betneybob Yvonne with elegant clothes xD by Pandora-ValsheFancy Shmancy by xMistyfeatherx:thumb329904296:GRIM RENAISSANCE: SIDE ROSTER 04 by Rafael-Domination
All entries here http://yourart.deviantart.com/gallery/39226140
As prizes :
Legend of Korra Season Finale LivestreamToday is the one-hour season finale of Legend of Korra with the episodes: Skeletons in the Closet (111) and Endgame (112).Legend of Korra Season Finale Livestream3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In "Skeletons in the Closest," premiering at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, Korra goes undercover as the war between benders and non-benders intensifies. In episode two, "Endgame," Korra faces the Equalists' mysterious leader, Amon, as the war in Republic City comes to a head.
Watch the Legend of Korra Season Finale Livestream Here
Airing in about 2 hours.
New York Comic Con 2013!The Legend of Korra is coming to [Read Top Title] this year.New York Comic Con 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
from Bryan Konietzko:
It’s just like San Diego Comic-Con, minus the hyphen! It has been a long time since we made it out to a convention other than SDCC, and we know that fact bums out a lot of non-SoCal/SoCal-accessible fans. We wish that we could venture out more, but even just prepping for and visiting San Diego once a year takes a lot of time out of our jam-packed production schedule, so traveling even further for conventions is usually not an option. But we’re going to make it happen anyway for NYCC, and we’re really looking forward to it!
Unfortunately Mike can’t make it, but Joaquim and I will be joined by some special guests at the panel Saturday, October 12th at 11:00 am. Lots of cool stuff in the works for the presentation. We’re putting together a signing on that Saturday too, so I’ll update with more info when I have it.
New up date:
The Earth Kingdom is ruled by an Earth Queen
2015 Ai-Kon Mascot Contest is Now Open!Attention, artists! The Ai-Kon Mascot Contest is now open.2015 Ai-Kon Mascot Contest is Now Open!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
We’re looking for a new design for Aiko, the Ai-Kon mascot, for uses on the convention’s promotional materials and merchandise. Aiko appears on a variety of Ai-Kon promotional materials, including t-shirts, posters, flyers, badges, programs, and the Ai-Kon website.
This year’s theme is Monster Trainer Aiko.
Generally, Aiko is a cheerful, stylish, energetic anime girl with pink hair and blue eyes. Please keep the eye and hair colour but feel free to change the attitude to suit the theme.
What is a Monster Trainer? Monster trainers are the human characters present in simulation virtual pet games such as Monster Rancher and Digimon, as well as collection-based RPGs such as Pokemon. These trainers take it upon themselves to befriend, raise and train monster companions in order to fight in tournaments or to accompany the trainer on her quests and travels.
This theme will enable you lots of room
How I made VanilleBECAUSE I GET THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, if you ask me in the comment sections, I'll just direct you here.How I made Vanille5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also. For me, this costume was all about trial and error!! I spent tons of time researching and looking on forums on everything. Cosplay.com's Vanille thread has EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW on how to make Vanille; I and many other cosplayers have posted up our advice and tips there. I read through all 15+ pages of the thread, you can do it too. All it takes is a little bit of effort. XD (I'm not directing this at anyone specific, but one of my pet peeves are people who demand, not ask, that I tell them how I did something and expect me to hold their hand as I practically do everything for them. Doesn't that take the fun out of making your own costume? And not even saying thank you if I do give out a ton of help orz)
COSPLAY.COM VANILLE THREAD: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=169549
And here I'll write about how I made my own costume, through lots
Commission for PayPal - OPEN -EnglishCommission for PayPal - OPEN -4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission for Paypal are OPEN for everyone
First of all, I draw:
Your Original Characters - OC
Chibi, Couple, Anthros, Het, Porn, Yaoi, Yuri, erotic, Hentai, scene with blood, Gore...
Create an OC, you should give me the details.
I'm not going to say the pictures that I don't draw because they are all that isn't on this list
Time frame depends on the commission. I will try it in the shortest time possible, you have to understand that I have a life beyond the dA :3... I'm a student, please be considerate.
I have the right to refuse a commission if it doesn't meet my requirements.
[Bullet; Blue] Be sure not to back out after you requested... Be sure to think carefully. ^_^
[Bullet; Blue] I have the right to put my trademark on the commissioned artwork.
[Bullet; Purple] I accept payments via PayPal.
Digitally Delicious: July 15thDigitally Delicious: July 15thDigitally Delicious: July 15th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
War Dragon Paints by frogbillgo
BI - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Hollow World Cover
Energy Trooper 1
Elder Scrolls Online Poster
Portrait Practice by *Faw
Summer Challenges, Week 2! 4 days left!!!!Hello everyone!Summer Challenges, Week 2! 4 days left!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's the middle of the summer already but we couldn't let it pass without having an artsy, fun and very manly event for all of you awesome people!
So! Lets start
We've prepared several small events for you and everyone is welcome to participate, there will be a new mini event each week and the winners of each event will be announced at the end of the summer.
There is an amazing prize pool to reward the winners thanks to the very kind people who donated prizes. (you want to donate? please do ^^ never enough prizes! you can comment here: i-draw-boys.deviantart.com/jou… )
Taking a holiday picture!
feature your own manly oc in a city trip photo
The art style , the techniques and format are for you to decide.
But remember, the winner of this challenge will be the one who submits the most original entry in terms of content.
(some inspiration: statue of liberty, Tower of Pisa, Pyramids, selfie)
2013 (warning lots of pictures)Isn't it great? The world didn't end after all! So 2013 was a year full of firsts!2013 (warning lots of pictures)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First con we attended was mini animania, and we celebrated :iconmisstressfortune: birthday , we had not one but two cakes! We all got together over cake it was very nice
:iconrandomlypsycho: was there as Amaimon which was epic, :iconscottiedoctor: was also there ^_^' forgot what his character was called but let me tell you it was epic none the less! :icontaisuketesser: was also there as well as madoka in her cute dress~ :iconkikialus: was also there in her cute miku getup. Some of our other friends were also there but i don't think they'd appreciate me mentioning it ^_^'
Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up ISo, this is the first part of the "Cosplay boy make-up" tutorial. It has way too much text and pictures to put it into just one journal, so I will divide it.Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up I3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As always~ English is not my native language so you might come across mistakes. My apologies! If anything is unclear feel free to ask me in the comments.
I'm just showing you what works for me and what's my personal liking. I'm focusing on eye make-up and additional tips. If you think this way of doing a boys cosplay make-up is is using way too much make-up that's totally fine. Everyone has his/her own preferences and this tutorial is just a hint who it can be done.
The shape of eyes differ a lot from one to another, so if you want to try it the way I do my make-up you might have to adjust it to your own eyes. Maybe you have already run into this problem before while seeing a well done eye make-up in a tutorial or worn by an asian cosplayer. Furthermore be aware of the fact that the shape of your eyebrows, wearing c
Special messageHeya cupcakes. <33Special message2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So Panda posted an important video today. Something happened to a cupcake that reached out to him, and that breaks all of our hearts. Panda has a message for all of you in result. Watch it all, because it's an important message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbn42QdxAeo
Now if you feel the same way and need someone to talk to, go look at the list we have on our DA of people in NYAH. Literally every single one of those people are willing to help. Message them, whether it be on tumblr, DA, etc. One of the best ways to get in contact with me is over our e-mail: email@example.com, over tumblr, or on the NYAH DA/FB account. I'm not always on my personal DA, but I'm always on those.
This video reminds me of another video I personally did. If you haven't watched that and you need some more insight on life, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIbMzyn60zA
Since that video, three more students from my class of 2011 have also passed away, each on
DGM ZOMBIES NEWSSorry for the absence as of late, things have been kinda busy on this sideDGM ZOMBIES NEWS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have the new page inked and ready to color, I just need new markers so I can actually do it D:
I'll try to squeeze the last of these markers' juice to finish this page before christmas, but until I get a little cash (which will be on christmas for sure) there won't be a new one. Shouldn't be too long though! Just gotta buy new markers and hope these ones don't shit out on me as fast as the last ones did
Thanks to everyone for reading, you guys have been really super awesome!
And now worries for discontinuation. This shit is pretty much my life now, I just need proper funds to keep making it XD
Undiscovered Gems (36)Yes, I've gone and done it again! As if I'm not busy enough with A Call to Conversation and dA Roadtrip articles, I'm bringing you ANOTHER one! With the launch of the "Undiscovered" browsing option, there are a TON of awesome artworks I've been finding and admiring, and I just have to share them with you guys.Undiscovered Gems (36)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL be taking suggestions for this series, as well, so if you discover something while browsing the bowels of dA that you think needs to be shared, please send me ( betwixtthepages ) a note titled Undiscovered Gems.
Undiscovered Gems (36)
today's theme: steampunk
Queen of Versailles by EmilySoto
Galaxy II by head-in-the-cloud
I hope you found something her
A concise guide on how to get better at artSo youre a kid looking down at your anime or comic characters and wondering why after a few years of doodling things arent looking like how you imagine them in your head. Or maybe youre a college student whos wondering why the colours in your paintings arent coming out right. Maybe youre an older fellow or lady whos dabbling in art and youre having trouble with drawing hands. Whoever you are and whatever your problem, you all have something in common;A concise guide on how to get better at art7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You want to get better at representational art.
Here on deviantart its often the case where a noobie will ask a question and another noobie will answer with the very uninspired answer of "practice practice practice." At its core this advice is sound, but the noobie-teacher has just regurgitated what he or she has heard a thousand times over from other would-be noobie-teachers and has not expressed much else. Diligence is the key, but without a direction or goal this diligence might be
Alma Karma Biography (Part 2)Powers and AbilitiesAlma Karma Biography (Part 2)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Enhanced Artificial Regeneration:
As a Second Exorcist, Alma is equipped with a seal on his chest that is the core of his regenerative abilities. Alma can regenerate entire limbs, and even his whole body, but the strain of successive regeneration results in his body becoming brittle.
As a Second Exorcist, Alma is exceedingly strong, shown as a child to be able to beat up several adults many years older than him and, when he is older, able to fight on par with Kanda.
Akuma power: After the shard of Dark Matter within his body infuses with him and Alma becomes an Akuma, he gains several Akuma-like powers:
• Dark Matter blast: Alma Karma can fire beams of concentrated Dark Matter from his mouth and hands.
• Electricity: Using two eyes that form in the palms of his hands as catalysts, Alma can generate an electric field to paralyze his target.
• Spikes: Alma can rapidly fire spikes that are several feet long from his mouth.
• Tail: Alma can con
Another D.Gray-Man Artwork gets a DD!Another D.Gray-Man Artwork gets a DD!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Congrats to Shumijin on the well-deserved Daily Deviation!
Last DGM work to get a DD: http://dgray-man101.deviantart.com/art/Clown-287344218
A Very D. Gray ChristmasI didn't forget about all of you either, so no worries, I just think I may cut back to every other month or so on the AMVs so I don't run out lol (cause that would be sad). So to start off I'd like to thank kandaluvr for finding and suggesting this creepy but nice AMV:A Very D. Gray Christmas3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW CHAPTER 218 - http://mangastream.com/read/dgrayman/90685737/1 I am currently in the group chatroom as well if anyone would like to pop in and discuss the confusion lol.
Lastly, the poll for the next AMV:
What type of AMV would you like to see this coming month of January?
Please make your choice by commenting below. I'll have to pick myself if I don't get enough votes. Which won't be a problem, but it may disappoint some members.
Remember, you can offer a video of your own for a feature as well, just give us a note ;D
Bigger, better, faster - Return!Hello!Bigger, better, faster - Return!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had a pretty busy past couple of months, so you may or may not have noticed a distinct lack of updates from me on here.
My cosplay has taken the back seat this last year and a half due to my degree. So I've been busting out the rewears and some simple throw togethers.
I can now happily say that is over
I've passed my degree and thus am now a fully fledged illustrator
-ready to draw ... stuff... everywhere.
Throw me a like?
Another reason for my lack of presence especially within this past 3 months is due to the fact that I've now finally moved into my own house. There is still a lot of work to be done - I only got internet the other day for example XD;
--and secondly I've just returned from Japanexpo over in Paris -(today) which was amazing as always.
I'm aiming to grind out some big colourful fancifull costumes to satisfy my withdrawal symptoms.
Meanwhile here are some random shots from
The Hunger GamesIn the districts, they call it The Hunger Games.The Hunger Games4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Australia, we call it camping.
Nintendo 4DSForget the 2DS! This is better! The newly announced Nintendo 4DS. Good news from Nintendo just keeps on coming! So much Nintendo goodness! Wow, like just wow. Nintendo is on fire at the moment. A tech demo showed Pokemon Xandy being played on the 4DS, when you get hit by a Squirtle the 4DS squirts water at your face, when you get hit by a Charmander the 4DS burns your finger and when you get hit by a Pikachu the 4DS electric shock your fingers. Just make sure you don't let an Electrode do a Selfdestruct on you as your whole console will explode!Nintendo 4DS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding types1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b