Tutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set UpTutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mission: Photograph the pageant pictures for the Regional Hooters Pageant.
Goal: Offer something unique to Hooters and the women in the Pageant. Give them something other than, the normal pageant pictures.
The situation actually turned out great this year. I had a space that allowed me to have privacy and was next to the trailer the women where changing in. The previous year we had issues because it is a outdoor event and a lot of the "fans" tried to mingle with the contestants. So we had the perfect spot. We were also able to use the district managers mustang as a prop so that was really cool. The soft box is boomed up front. Always remember, especially when shooting outside, to bring something to weigh down the boom. Too easy for it to get blown over, even by the slightest gust of wind. The second light (gelled with pu
Tom Hiddleston/Loki Icons.:iconhiddlesapprovesplz::iconlokiapprovesplz::iconloki-dplz: :iconlokidplz::iconlokismileplz: :iconlokireactionplz::iconlokilaufeysonplz:Tom Hiddleston/Loki Icons.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Germany x Neko!reader Out Of MilkIt was a hot summer day and your best friend Ludwig came by to visit you. Ludwig was on the couch reading a book and you were grooming your tail,(yes your a neko so deal with it lol ) then you went to sit on the couch with Ludwig.Ludwig was the only one who didn't see you as a freak.Germany x Neko!reader Out Of Milk2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
"Ludwig,What you doing?"you looked at him and tilted your head"I'm reading a book and you?" "im sitting here bored to death doing nothing" you then got up and went to the kittchen to get some milk, but, the thing wasa that the milk was gone and u started to to pout.
"Vhat is wrong _________?"he asked from the other room "I'M ALL OUT OF MILK, YOU KNOW HOW I GET WHEN I DONT HAVE MY MILK!" you yelled back.Ludwig sighed and got up to join you in the kitchen he knew if you didn't have your milk you would go insane but not house wrecking insane,"Don't vurry i'll go to the store to get you some ok." he said staring into your (E\C) eyes.Your tail shot up "hehe purrrrfect,thanks luddy at least i dont hav
How to win at deviantART: The categories gameThe categories game refers to the switching or misplacement of deviations into less competitive or algorithm preferred submission categories in order to gain a ranking advantage in dA's popularity algorithm, generally as a means of appearing more frequently on front page and subsequently gaining greater exposure.How to win at deviantART: The categories game2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The categories game arises from the inherent category biases under dA's "fair exposure" policy. The goal of the policy is to "maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. " What this boils down to is that certain categories have inherent ranking advantages and others inherent ranking disadvantages on front page. For more information on dA's fair exposure policy and how it leads to the categories game, consult my last journal on "How to win at deviantART: Exposed: http://roseonthegrey.deviantart.com/journal/How-to-win-at-deviantART-Exposed-289765235"
As you m
The next step.Improving is about not giving up.The next step.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I feel that art is overwhelming, its something so immense, so abstract, so godly that getting remotely close to actually mastering any of its endless nuances feels unobtainable.
At a certain degree it is, but what i have been noticing for the past ...humm... almost two years now... is that, the only way you can climb the next step in this endless staircase is not to give up while you are about to fall from the step you are into.
You are drawing something, and it feels wrong, it feels bad, and you erase it, you draw it again, and it looks even worse and you twist it, bend it, erase it, do it again, then its really horrible, and lastly you say: screw this, i give up, its over, no point because i cant do it.
And you give up on the entire piece, and all the effort, all the struggle, the horror was in vain, went down the drain.
When you are about to do this, don't.
Make it work, whatever it takes, eventually you WILL make it work! And then, oh, it feels gre
Contest! CLOSED!! ♦ Hello Everyone! Today starts the day that Wandering-Imitation will be holding it’s very first contest! ♦Contest! CLOSED!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is now closed and results will be up shortly!
So before we get into the details of the characters or the contest here are the prizes you can get if you enter!
• 1st place will be able to choose from a 3 Month Premium Membership Or 600
A picture from imagine-art-21614 in your choice of traditional or digital.
A full body picture from Orwellisms
A Colored Picture with Background, up to two characters and Two Colored Chibis from PitifulServant
A colored Half Body from lou2209
A colored Full body from Tabanshee
And a Full body + Chibi CG from butt-sama
• 2nd place will be able to choose from a 1 Month Premium Membership Or 350
Along with a picture from imagine-art-21614 in your choice of traditional or digital.
New Feature For November.New Feature For November.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. The submissions have been of a very high standard and I already have enough for next month's feature. Our membership is now over 3,170 and our galleries as I always write, contains even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 5' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements and also wallpaper submissions.
As always, I would like to congratulate the
Beware of Some Tutorials... This is just my opinion. I have to lead with that. Everyone is free to agree or disagree and disregard.Beware of Some Tutorials...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've had loads of people over the past few months ask me to create tutorials.
I never have. I'm not sure when I will, and I'll tell you why. Deviantart is filled to the brim with the most *awful* tutorials. And now that "Tutorials" have a priority category ( meaning they get to the front page every single time regardless of how many hits they get), some users have been creating tutorial after tutorial just to abuse that loop hole.
Thing is, I find a lot of these people who create the tutorials, have no business creating them in the first place o_o;. Some of them ( not all) aren't doing it to be helpful to the masses. Some of them are doing it to try to make one (to see if they can set it up, to see if they can make it interactive), or to see if they can use the exploit. Those people are not helping you.
T x U fanfiction contest! Remember!Rules:T x U fanfiction contest! Remember!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone (who is not a donator of prizes) can participate.
Any members (or not members) of the group can submit their works to special folder
Your fanfic must be about Ukraine and Turkey as a couple. You are allowed to use other characters too, but they should not be the main characters in your story.
You can use any plot and storyline. It can be your own story, based on the real history (you can look here, maybe something could inspire you).
Mature content is allowed.
The lenght of the fanfic should be no less than 1500 words!
Can be written in any language (but grammatically correct!). While choosing the winner - first of all, the plot will be judged.
Max(if you want) 2 works per participant.
You are allowed to post your fanfic in other websites too.*
* If you have an account on fanfic
Man, what did I doSo I uploaded this as a curiosity and sudden realizationMan, what did I do2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And my god, when I saw this afternoon the response, like 400+ comments? A hot debate I created about beauty, being natural or not. I kinda feel like a troll
But on to the point,
Please, I just want to say before anyone jumps into conclusions, I am neutral on the matter.
I don't care if wearing make-up is good or bad, or makes you look better or worse.
I'm just stating the obvious; people can be transformed by make-up.
My purpose of this is to actually show make-up is another form of ART, and to me, being the most important tool in my work, makes wonders.
Sometimes being natural is boring (NOT ugly I say), and my goal is to create characters that can't exist but are born and molded from my head to you by makeup. And they are not always beautiful, not to me. But I don't care.
I don't know if any of you get it, what I'm trying to say, or if it makes any sense.
But whatever, thought I had to say it. :
Japanese Attitudes Toward MMD ModelsJapanese people have the special affection for human-shaped objects.Japanese Attitudes Toward MMD Models2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With the influence of Shinto culture, they often regard human-shaped objects as resting or residing room for souls, spirits or gods/deities. Though this custom is becoming obsolete, some Japanese take old dolls to shrines or temples to pray for the repose of souls. Priests or monks recite a sutra and the dolls are cremated. These might be the reason why some people in Japan often talk as if Vocaloid characters were real human beings.
It seems some MMD model creators take their works as the very expression of their souls with this cultural and religious belief. This strong affection for human-shaped objects may lead to the reason why they strongly reject editing or redistributing their models. They don't mean to be selfish at all; we should respect their feelings.
Superhero/Hetalia Crossover Contest(Folder Closed)Alright guys, the folder is now closed. Voting will begin shortly. Thank you to all who participated!Superhero/Hetalia Crossover Contest(Folder Closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay guys. The groups been pretty inactive, so we decided to kick the summer off with a contest!
In honor of the recent release of The Avengers, we're holding a superhero/hetalia crossover contest. You can crossover with any Marvel/DC superhero, not just the Avengers.
Here are the rules:
- You can submit up to 2 submissions.
- All group rules apply. No stealing art. No tracing. Etc.
- Please submit all art to the "Superhero Contest" folder. Art submitted to other folders will not be judged.
- Have fun! Be creative!
Okay, so here's how the voting's going to work.
- Once the deadline closes, everyone will vote for their 5 favorite works, in no particular order.
- We'll post the top 5 within another journal entry. Members will vote for their favorite of the 5.
- Based on these votes, we'll pick a 1st place winner, a 2nd p
Information from rocoHello, I am roco.Information from roco2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you understand the reason why I set Japanese password?
It came from my fear that unexpected happenings can occur in oversea communities unlike in Japan.
For example, in oversea communities, my models can be edited to zombies, killed, and redistributed.
Needless to say, each of above-mentioned behavior is enough to my anger.
Still now, I cannot see an improvement of this situation, even though NononoP kindly conveyed my message to you. http://nononop.deviantart.com/journal/the-message-from-roco-319791387
I set Japanese password, but I do not intend at all to discriminate against non-Japanese users.
I know what happened in oversea communities until now. It is horrible. Just for example.. http://q-ku-mmd.deviantart.com/journal/No-kidding-323908895 http://fuwarimofumofu.deviantart.com/journal/jirai-tasinamu-teido-niha-318303828
Only fear makes me set Japanese password!!
Models that have Japanese password are treated as rare models, like models whose distribu
ACTA Worse than SOPAACTA Worse than SOPA and Classified as National Security by ObamaACTA Worse than SOPA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The demise of SOPA and PIPA, as temporary as it may be, means attention is now turning to ACTA (the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). ACTA is a trade agreement that has already been signed by the United States and is even worse than SOP/PIPA. Trade Agreements do not require the same type of scrutiny that bills and laws do so ACTA was able to squeak by unnoticed. Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States are all signatories, but pressure is already being applied to other countries to join. The EU has not yet signed ACTA but has to do so before May 2013.
The BRIC group of emerging nations – Brazil, Russia, India and China – are not part of the ACTA movement and have
May MOTM Winner CHOSEN + June themeHello everyone!May MOTM Winner CHOSEN + June theme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With a majority of the votes, the winner is...
Majikaru-Rin - " Magical Girl Kuroji "
Congratulations once again! Your deviation will be moved to the Featured folder.
Also, if you're wondering about the
Please await for a moderator to edit this journal for June's MOTM theme & rules
January theme CHOSEN (+ Rules & such)Alrighty!January theme CHOSEN (+ Rules & such)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From the votes I've seen, you guys wanna do the Chinese Zodiac theme!
IF you dont know what the Chinese Zodiac is, or WHICH Zodiac you are, you can look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_zodiac
The story(or stories) is quite interesting, and it might give you some idea on what you would like to make. ^^
1) Does it HAVE to be "Gijinka"? (AKA human body + animal tail & ears http://browse.deviantart.com/)qh=§ion=&global=1&q=gijinka
No, it doesnt have to be gijinka. But you MAY do gijinka, if that's what you want.
2) Does it HAVE to be "Anthro"? (AKA A dog walking on two legs http://browse.devianta
MikuMikuDance CONTEST + 800 point prizeI've been meaning to post this for awhile, so here I go. ~MikuMikuDance CONTEST + 800 point prize1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since I don't edit models much anymore nor do I have motivation to, however I would enjoy two of my characters to be in MMD format, I'm just going to hold a contest for whoever can edit them / model them the best wins, haha.
There will be two winners, since I want two characters. Fair enough right?
You can enter for both characters, you can win for both characters if they're that good, so go for it. c:
These are the characters:
Fuwa ( my utau )
What she needs to have: She absolutely NEEDS her hoodie design. Her hoodie design has push versions of her horns and her ears (her ears are her speakers, yk for mikus mic and speakers, those are hers.) She doesn't NEED a slider for her hoodie to go over her head, but if you add it , it will earn you a LOT of points.
Rinni ( My oc )
There are three images, but this is how it goes. I prefer her with long hair, but if you c
Moving AccountsFor no other real reason than to get away from all the drama here lately. Well, that, and to get away from all the 'HOMG when will the next AT comic update be UHUHUHU" IM SORRY BUT I CANT WEEPSMoving Accounts2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
So that's it, this will be my last journal entry on here. 'll be moving to a new account with a completely different name. I might announce it on here soon or something so keep watch! After school, I plan to draw a lot more often and post my works on there, so hopefully some of you guys can find me again. We shall have our fated reunion, I swear. But until then, I'll be dead to the art world. It was a good run while it lasted. Thanks to each and every one of you guys who supported me for the past few years when i decided to get back on dA. You guys have no idea how much I appreciate you. Even if I don't reply to all the comments and notes I receive, I just want you guys to know that they all mean a lot to me <3
I do my best to read them all ofc huhu
I will be leaving this account here th
Help BronyCon Documentary go InternationalThanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal of $200,000!!! You all never cease to amaze! We still have a few more days of fundraising left---- if we get even further, the crew will get to film at some European Brony Conventions. If you wanted to contribute and have not yet, please do so now.Help BronyCon Documentary go International2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Plus, new casting calls and an art contest! Please read this blog update from our Kickstarter page below....
***please note! Unless specified, the casting calls are looking for anyone who considers themselves a brony whether they are male OR female!!***
We are the 7th most funded film of all time on Kickstarter. We are climbing to the top with 6 days to go. Thank you everyone!
So what's the next goal? International. Once we get to $270k, we'll be adding a big trip to the itinerary. We'll film at the Galacon Convention in Stuttgart,
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
Farewell EddI was a fan of Edd Gould's work back in 2008 and made my first fan art of his animated short, Zanta Claws IIFarewell Edd2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We never met (well almost in Comic Con 2010... if I knew about it earlier), but he was a funny guy and that is deeply reflected in his animated shorts and comics.
My last artwork I did for him was a commissioned piece which my favourite Eddsworld fan art:
This was perhaps the hardest for me to paint as there were many characters involved but I guess it paid off and he was happy with it and I think it was
a good gift as any that I could give to him.
It was devastating for me just to learn of his passing on 25th March this year. My condolences goes to his family and close friends. His legacy will live on with us, the fans.
YOU WILL BE MISSED ALWAYS EDD! THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS!
Who owns MMD models?I was wondering about the reason why Japanese MMD user does not trade MMD models and why oversea MMD user does it.Who owns MMD models?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I found one answer.
When Japanese MMD user writes the MMD model name and modeler's name in his/her work, he/she uses the word "okarishita mono" very often.
"Okarishita mono" means "things what I BORROWED."
This word shows the way of Japanese MMD users thinking very well.
He/she has MMD model data and he/she can use it, but he/she OWNS nothing.
The modeler is the only person who OWNS MMD model.
Model users are only borrowing models from the modeler.
So, trade of MMD models cannot be possible.
Who can trade the things he/she borrows from someone? - No one!
Even if he/she has quite many number of MMD models, they are not his/her own collection.
So, MMD model trade is very strange for Japanese MMD users.
Many readme written by Japanese modelers do not have the word "No trading" but that does not mean you can trade the models.
Because MMD model trade cannot be possible in J
July Theme:iconpurple-tplz::iconpurple-hplz::iconpurple-eplz::iconpurple-mplz::iconpurple-eplz:July Theme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This months theme is: Christmas
Yes, I know what you're thinking.
Christmas, in July.
Ignore the Participation rules on the group's main page, just follow this one.
1. The title MUST have "MOTME" in it
If it does NOT have this, your entry will be declined.
2. You MUST credit people CORRECTLY.
You CANNOT say "from the MMD-Mall" or "I forgot". Credit EVERY part correctly, or your entry will be declined. State the person's username who made it and the original model maker if it says it.
These parts include:
Model parts (hair,clothes,etc)
Textures (.sph,.spa,eye textures)
and other things that are in the mall.
If you do NOT credit anyone, your entry will be declined.
3. You may NOT use textures only (this includes using stages only):
Free icon giveaway raffle!hello everyone! It is raining super hard right now, and there's a tornado warning for my area. I love rain, but tornadoes? not so much. Anyway, to have some fun, I've decided to hold a raffle give-away! The winner will get a free pixel icon of whatever they want so if you've wanted an icon from me, this is your chance to nab one!Free icon giveaway raffle!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
To be entered in the raffle, just follow these easy steps!
1. Favorite this journal
2. Write a journal about this giveaway and link it back here in the comments
3. Watch me!
Every person who follows those steps will get a number, and I will use a random number generator to determine the winner. The winner will be announced July 6th. Those of you who are waiting for commissions, not to worry : ) I will most likely finish them before that date!
Please spread the word, and good luck to ev