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Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM





We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!



We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!























We Love Artists' Alley










We're back at Comic-Con!


Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-Con again.
















Six deviant scholarships


We increased our number of scholarships from two to six this year, and have chosen our talented recipients. These six amazing deviants submitted their Portfolios to the Comic-Con group and have been chosen by DeevElliott to showcase their work in Artists' Alley. Each scholarship recipient will be able to display their work in the Alley and receive critique from top industry professionals.



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Five Kick Ass Panels










DeviantART is hosting five panels, discussing important art-related topics with extraordinary guest panelists. We'll even be giving away deviantART swag!


Comic-Con Panel by ~GreenifyME





Supercharge your deviantART profile like the masters.


AdamWarren, DeevElliott, Zubby, alohalilo, diablo2003, and yuumei are among the superstar deviants on this panel, moderated by our very own spyed. They'll be sharing how to optimize your deviantART profile like a pro. (Saturday, July 14th from noon - 1 PM)




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How to examine fan art under the law: a counter-cultural disconnect?


Featuring our very own makepictures, this presentation discusses the legalities surrounding fan art and includes a review of the impact of new technologies on the genre and the confessions of a fan art fanatic. (Friday, July 13th from noon - 1 PM)





Living and creating in the deviantART world.


yuumei is here to show you how easy it is to get started sharing your art, finding inspiration, making new discoveries, and establishing yourself in the world of deviantART. (Thursday, July 12th from 3 - 4 PM)





How to better understand the sociology behind cosplay.


Join veteran cosplayer, Yaya Han, aka yayacosplay, for a stimulating discussion about the many social aspects of cosplay. Yaya will answer a number of questions, including: Why do we cosplay? How has cosplay progressed in the last 10 years and what are the positive and negative aspects? (Thursday, July 12th from noon - 1 PM)





Don't break in, break out!


DeviantART offers the world different publishing perspectives for content creators. Deviants DeevElliott, MrBabyTattoo and yuumei discuss the future for creators and publishers with techgnotic. (Thursday, July 12th from 4 - 5 PM)










Cosplay Forever




We're hosting a cosplay art show that takes place from Thursday - Saturday, upstairs near the autograph area. This collection of the best and the brightest of cosplay comes from over 15,000 submissions to deviantART. The prints will be available through a silent auction with bids starting at $10. All proceeds will go to the Schreiner Burn Hospital, which uses cosplayers to cheer up patients in the hospital.


We are also having a cosplay group photo. Every cosplayer at Comic-Con is welcomed to join our epic display of cosplay at its finest. Join us on Friday, July 13th at 4PM on the Convention Center roof. If you want to be a part of this, be sure to follow our deviantART Twitter to get the latest updates.











We'll be hosting a deviantART Benefit Art Show featuring cosplay photography and donating the proceeds.


Myoubi's eyes by ~Karim-sama










Follow Us During Comic-Con!



If you're already planning to attend Comic-Con, join us in Artists' Alley! Show your support for these artists by visiting the tables that line Artists' Alley. DeviantART will have various staff hanging out in Artists' Alley all day, so be sure to come by, say hi, and introduce yourself! We'll even have some special, limited edition deviantART swag to distribute.


DeviantART will be situated directly in Artists' Alley, which is located on the far left of the Convention Center. If you plan to attend Comic-Con, let us know in the comments below!


Deviants who are unable to join us in person can be kept up-to-date by following the journals we will post to the Comic-Con group. Join this group for updates from the convention floor, including interviews with high-profile artists. We'll also be updating our Twitter and Facebook pages while at the convention, so check back often for updates!













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About Comic-Con

Comic-Con International: San Diego is the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. With panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, along with art shows, portfolio review sessions, and the various exhibits, attendees walk away with cheer in their hearts, bags of swag in their arms, and some tired, well-exercised feet. For more information, check out the Comic-Con website here.




Comics are art.
















Every year, San Diego Comic-Con hosts a gallery of artists in what's known as Artists' Alley. For the second year in a row, it's with great honor that we can announce deviantART is sponsoring the Alley! We're also paying the way for six emerging artists to attend, hosting five interactive panels, and hosting a cosplay photography silent auction. Read on for all the exciting details.
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PE: The Miniatures Gallery

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 12:55 AM


Miniatures is one of the newest subcategories in the Artisan Crafts gallery, it was introduced less than 3 months ago. It's still rather small and many people don't know about it yet, so this feature will explore it a bit :D

Miniatures


Miniatures are copies or models of things, made on a small scale.

Animals, Nature and Scenery


Miniatures of animals, plants, birds, trees, planets etc.

Micro Mini Snail by happysquidmuffin:
Vintage small Garden Spring nature- Flower, Plants by dollhouseara Miniature OOAK Sculpt RABBIT + Teddy, 1inch/2.5cm by TreasuredByU Duck Pond by Dragonflyducky N scale Model Railroad by trainatorium Rudy by christyrenee The Cave by vodoc Miniature Orange Flowers by Werebunny

Dollhouses and Rooms


Furnishings made specifically for Doll houses and full rooms.

Diorama: Submarine Boat Rendezvous Right Side by Coscomomo
:thumb286497041: Roombox Closeups by kayanah Dollhouse by Dikaya37 :thumb292429422: Completed Paper Cottage Front! by rosannasart Potions Class at Hogwarts by PerilsOfRosella

Fan Art


Miniature replications of existing characters from book, films etc.  
Original characters are to be placed in the People category.

-Bag End- Lord of the Rings model Detail by pixi996
Super Sailor moon by AngeniaC A ma'gusok Legnagyobbika by TrinaElaine Mini Ein Sculpture by LeiliaClay .:Deathly Hallows Tiny Books:. by NerwenNenharma PokemonCollection by Miirjam :thumb289677456: Hatsune Miku  Magnet by okihegaK

Fantasy


Miniatures of fantasy creations such as dragons, griffins, unicorns or anything else that doesn't exist in reality.

Agate dragon by margotkab
Fairy by BichoBolita Tempus Fugit 2 by BusterVainamoinen EL INSACIABLE ENGULLEALMAS by ARTPSYCO-SADICO Fairy on Eggs by stavart03 let me sleep! by malumarzagao mortis2 by WoodlandHermit The Reaper by Huuskosan666

Food


Miniature replications of edible items such as bread, sushi, fruit, etc.

Yellow Label Tea 1-24 by Snowfern
Miniature Broken heart Cake by KrystalsTinyCakery petite pancakes by FatalPotato Cookie Monster Cupcake Charm by NinaBeezy Marshmallow Chicks - Tweets - Update by abohemianbazaar Miniature: Creme caramels by fiat500S Cherries in a Bowl. by Aiclay Miniature chicken soup by fiat500S

Household Items


Miniature replications of everyday objects that you would find in a house such as chairs, lights, book cases, dishes etc.

Miniature: Stationery set by fiat500S
Piano by zmikk Candle holder by zmikk Miniature mirror by VarunoKasumi Blanket and pillows by El-Arte-de-Angelina Eiffel Tower Acrylic Painting 1:12 Scale by abohemianbazaar Miniature Sewing Basket by kayanah Miniature wooden chair by zmikk

Jewelry


Miniature replications of jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, charms
and earrings.  Anything that decorates or adorns the body.

Bead Embroidered Mini by Haffina
Jizabel Disraeli - Signs of Fathers Love by Suni-moonCute rose necklace for Blythe, Pullip, Dal, Momoko by gemmadoll :thumb290856775: Mini Evenstar Necklace by kayanah

Miscellaneous


Miniature replications of anything that doesn't fit into the other categories.

Miniature Crochet Teddy Bear by craftersdelights
Custom doll wheelchair - back by PuppitProductions 30 CALL by faustus70  :thumb291004817: hand-crafted electric guitars miniatures by Metalmania80s Chess King by Mnorma Old-fashioned School by Maylar Burn-the-Remembrance by vesssper

People


Miniature replications of people or anything representing the human form.

1:6 scale CSI:NY Mac Taylor by sushi-coldfish
Teacup Bride 2 by LovelyDearyYou Kokeshi doll pink by Jacarandahm Sculpture - Able mk2 by DamnTorren Tiny Talitha -Chess Knight- by Rogue1509Little doctor** by MortiSofi Mini Clay Goddesses by chandraella

Those are all the sub-categories, I hope you enjoyed this travel through the miniatures gallery :love:
Talty


A small travel through the miniatures gallery and all its wonders!
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Making mistakes or bad decisions does not make you a bad person. A bad person is someone who do them but never owns up to them.
We all make mistakes, we all make bad decisions, whether because of our emotions or our situations. Everyone has problems, and nobody's perfect. We all got things to learn and we learn them all differently. 

But you never owned up to what you did. You never gave your due apologies. 
You keep giving excuses like "I didn't know better", "I wasn't feeling well" or even "it wasn't that bad". 
You keep turning the tables by justifying your deed as a form of "punishment", a "lesson", a "necessity" or because you "had no choice". 
You only pity yourself by expressing self loathe and self regret. You speak so greatly about the pain and disappointment you feel, yet you fail to share that felt by the others because of your deed.  
You half-ass your responsibility to redeem yourself from this by doing unrelated good deeds and sending materialistic gifts. 

A wrong deed is a wrong deed. What you hurt is hurt. Nothing changes that reality regardless of whether you were intentional or unintentional. 
You feel sorry? Then stop making this about you for once. 
Stop half-assing it by being sorry to yourself. Stop avoiding confrontation and trying to find other ways to justify it. Stop thinking about your dignity, your shame, and your own pain, because when it comes to owning up to your mistakes, it's not for you. It's for the person or things you hurt, embarrassed, violated, damaged or destroyed as a result.  

If you can do all this, then maybe your apology or redemption might actually mean something. 
If not, not only are you a bad person, but a coward. You can mask it away with toughness, a sob story, utter resent; you can distract yourself with violence and melodrama; but underneath it all it's just a same person: a coward who wants to run away, a little child. 

So maybe most people aren't really bad at heart; they are just children at heart. Sure, there are certainly evil people, but you aren't evil. I doubt you even know what it is or even what it takes to be evil.  
Even "evil" can be more responsible and mature than you. Even "evil" would clean up after themselves. Even "evil" would face the world instead of hiding behind the safety of their power. 
So everything from bullies, bigots, abusers, cruel dictators, rapists, serial killers, repeated felons...you know what? Most of them don't even earn the label "evil". 
They are just children. Needy children who can't control themselves, who can't acknowledge any responsibilities, who entitles themselves to do whatever the heck they want, and most of all, fail to later face and make up for what they did. Children who think they are bigger than what they are, even though all inside they are still so small and immature. This can seem (annoying and) cute when you are like 5 years old, then it gets pretty disappointing and depressing as you get older and older. Only if all these people can be given proper, leveled spanking. 

You think going to top college and getting good grades, getting a job, knowing the "dark secrets about the society" and the odd world of sex, having more factual knowledge, having experienced life hardship, being exposed to the cruelty of the people and the world, talking eloquently, being capable of destroying and hurting other people and things, and growing up to a larger body necessarily & automatically makes you into a "mature" adult? No, it has nothing to do with what you do specifically. The only thing that would prove you to be a mature adult is when you are capable of taking responsibilities. Responsibility to do what you need to do and do what you can do. Responsibility to try to control yourself at all times, responsibility to face the consequences of your deeds and do what you can to make up for it. You give yourself that responsibility as it is given to any body else, I don't think there's any exception. 

Maybe I myself am a coward and child for not telling you this face to face, but you know, this isn't for you. This isn't so that I can see a sad regret on your face or have you apologizing to me thousands times, especially because this is so past. I'd love to do things to spite you, but whatever happened has happened, and we got done. However all this time I felt so unspoken. So I am speaking now, but just to myself, so I can free myself from you. 

This is not a pardon. This is not a forgiveness. This is not a "let's just forget that it happened". I don't wish well on you, I wish you'd suffer. I wish everything single word I want to say reaches you. This is not a benefit of the doubt, you already took too many. This is me just accepting the fact that you are just a child that's not worth my time wallowing over. There are better things to put my mind on, and there are far worse things I will face in life. There are better things to waste my time on than to dream about closure and revenge. 

Give the baby its bottle. 

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This is just a message to my ex and a few other people I've met, that I don't expect to be read by them. Most probably can't take this to heart anyway unless they learn it by themselves through life. 
Sometimes I just don't have the power to change a person. 

But again, this is simply for me and my own closure. My head hurts now, good night. 
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IN A YOUNG GIRLS HEART
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Warning: Art Theft / Copyright infringement

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 9:14 AM by ShikharSrivastava
For Those That Are Interested In Stolen Arts

www.ipadwallpaper.eu

Ipadwallpaper.eu has been reportedly stealing, redistributing and infringing copyright of the artwork of many DeviantART artists.

We suggest you to verify if your art has been stolen, and to report it if it has. We also suggest you to share this message since many people's art has been stolen without them even knowing.


(Thanks to Feramoo for reporting the website.)


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Birthdays: Scott McNeil

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 15, 2012, 9:21 AM


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Happy Happy Birthday Mister awesome!!

Today is the Birthday of one of our awesome Voice Actors, Scott McNeil!

You guys might know Scott as the voice of Hohenheim from Fullmetal Alchemist Original, Koga from InuYasha, Captain Harlock from Galaxy Express 999, and Ali "Gary Biaggi" Al-Saachez from Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

:cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTT!

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If you guys wanna see what other Voice Actors are having Birthdays, we'll update as they come along and there is also a List on the front Page.

~Speedy


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Using techniques... digital and trad. medium

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:01 AM

Techniques...
:bulletgreen: I'm wondering what kind of technique are people using while they draw traditional and digital media... for example: If they draw traditional on the same way as digital (painting, coloring, shading...)...or opposite. Because for me digital and traditional are the same. It was always annoying when teachers in school told me that digital is much easier than traditional...that in digital you just press once with the brush and you already have whole image. Hahaha... that's noooooooot true at all :D I spend more time drawing digital works than traditional... ;P Then I always say to people like that...Try and see for yourself if it's easier than traditional :giggle:

:bulletgreen: Well, what I want to say...and ask. Last years I drew more digital drawings than traditional, so when I started to paint canvas, I drew on the same way as if it would be digital painting...only that I had one layer ;P If you saw my digital tutorials... at first I did basic colors, then I started to draw shadows and highlights...and so on. Exactly the same as digital. :la:

:bulletgreen: Cuz I drew digital so much my brain changed, so when I draw traditional I always think what would I do if this drawing would be digital... and this technique works for me :la: I want to know if I'm only person like that, or you help yourself with other techniques which you learned too. :D

:bulletgreen: People always ask me how I do my digital and traditional work... probably if I would do a tutorial for both stuff, they would be completely the same (only that I wouldn't mention layers anywhere). :lmao:

Other news
:bulletgreen: I can't believe that today I actually checked my WHOLE inbox... and all images from people who I watch (I had them like 9000 ;P). Lately I didn't have time to check all new stuff, so inbox was growing...and growing...and growing :giggle: Till the number became like 20.000...:faint: So today I sit and check them all. So empty inbox I had maybe 1 or 2 years ago :rofl: :ashamed:



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Here is journal skin which is installable (this one) and journal design (this one). If you want to install it just click on the thumb and install it, but you need to be a premium member if you want to have journal skin. Enjoy. :D

Under installable skin you have instructions how to make your skin look like on the picture. Just copy and paste html under skin. If you have questions how to edit the skin you can ask me, or even (more clever person) weida34.



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Broken Animated Journal Skin :)

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 9, 2012, 5:30 PM


Yay I finally got this  Journal Skin! Thanks for all those amazing comments! You guys made my day!

Broken Animated Journal Skin (Click HERE) by Vinded

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<b> TEXT </b> = TEXT
<u> TEXT </u> = TEXT
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That's ALL, The NEXT IS MURDOC! WOOT :D

BTW, I'll do some comissions. :33 If you want one, send me a note. :)



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  • Reading: Wikipedia xD
  • Watching: The Living Sea
  • Drinking: Licuado *u*
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Welcome to a new polymer clay love article, specially written for projecteducate, find the program for the third Community Week here. If you missed the previous articles, please check out Introduction to Polymer Clay and Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed. This time I'm going to guide you through some of the best polymer clay food tutorials currently available in deviantART, enjoy and don't hesitate to leave a message if you have any question or suggestion for future articles.

Food. Polymer clay food. There's a strange fascination between polymer clay crafters to make food, if you ask many of us won't even be able to explain what's so addictive about making fake food. Some of it is crafted for doll houses and doll props, some people make beautiful jewelry with food, but some just make it because it's so incredibly fun.

Monochromatic by ChocolateDecadence
Miniature Rilakkuma Bento Box by Fimochu Eggs and Bacon by Eminentia
Brownie Sundae Earrings by LittleSweetDreams 
Miniature favorites by MiniatureChef strawberry stude earrings-Petite Creation by PetiteCreation
Veggie Necklace CU by lily-inabottle


Polymer clay is fantastic when it comes to creating food, it has three qualities that make it ideal for almost all kinds of food crafting: adjustable translucency, a liquid clay to manipulate its consistency and the ability to create virtually infinite textures.

Translucency


Polymer clay is unique in that the translucency can be adjusted, allowing you to achieve realistic rock candy, freshly cooked rice or wet looking slices of fruit. Almost all the brands sell translucent clay, some even provide translucent colors to facilitate the process. The following tutorials will give you a pretty good idea of how to use translucent clay, a staple of the fake food crafter.

Polymer Clay ROCK CANDY TUTORIAL by GrandmaThunderpantsSushi Rice Tutorial by lava-tomatoMini Spring Rolls Tutorial by kayanahPrawn Ebi Sushi Tutorial by SnowfernWatermelon Cane Tutorial by GrandmaThunderpants
TIP: You can use pastel chalks or colored clay to make translucent clay colors. Add little by little, too much clay or chalk will make the mix opaque.

Consistency


Most polymer clay brands make one of the most beloved and hated tools available: liquid clay. Liquid clay can be used alone with pigments to make sauces, syrups and jelly, or mixed with regular clay to different consistencies for frosting, whipped cream or marmalade. Liquid clay can be very challenging for the new clayer, luckily the DA community never fails to provide with a good amount of tutorials and even substitutes:

TLS Tutorial by KaciHPfanatic TLS Polymer Clay Tutorial by paperfaceparade Polymer Clay ICING TUTORIAL :D by GrandmaThunderpants Polymer Clay : Whipped Cream alternatives by CraftCandies Peanut Brittle PolyClay Tutori by Auffallend
TIP: monsterkookies generously shared her technique to make the Perfect Frosting and how to make everything from blood to peanut butter in her Liquid Clay 101.

Textures


Polymer clay can be manipulated to create a wide range of textures, it allows to create complicated or delicate textures without distorting or shrinking, so details are retained after baking. Most of the times it is texture what creates an hyper-realistic piece, but mastering textures requires patience and attention to details. The following tutorials demonstrate texturing techniques, useful tools and how important textures are in fake food.

Fun Tip Friday #4 by SmallCreationsByMel Miniature clay Cookies by thinkpastel A LOOONG Ice Cream Tutorial by Zhoira Petit Four tutorial -LONG by ilikeshiniesfakery Easter Bread Tutorial by abohemianbazaar Salmon sushi earrings tutorial by lava-tomato
TIP: Look around for things that can be useful for texturing! The most popular tools include old toothbrushes, toothpicks, stiff brushes, and tin foil. You don't even need to spend money, so keep your eyes open for things with interesting textures.

Practice!!


I say this a lot, but really all it takes is practice. There's no magic tool or secret technique, you will need to practice to achieve super realistic or incredibly cute food. This time I focused on the three things I believe are the most important in polymer clay food crafting, here's some easy/medium level tutorials that will help you practice them and that will show you how to make some more amazing food!

:thumb202322464: Tutorial- Fimo Donut by Sweety-Wanda New Cheesecake Tutorial by jen-kollic Minature Cupcake and Case Tutorial! by Llama-Lloon Miniature Baguette Tutorial by thinkpastel TUTORIAL: chicken sandwich by sparklingz-sugar Corn Dog Tutorial by UneGlaceRose Polymer Clay Cake Tutorial by Talty Tasty Cakes Tutorial by MissyMayhem


I hope you found this useful, feel free to leave any question you may have or suggest new polymer clay articles.
Talty


:heart: Polymer Clay
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I had to have emergency surgery this weekend to remove my appendix, so not only did I miss HeroesCon but I'm also on forced bed rest for the next little while. That means I had lots of time to write up some tips for cosplayers to prepare for a convention.

Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer - Part 1

Part 2 will be posted later this week, so check back soon!
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