Cosplay Friday: Calling All HeroesCosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes
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Not for the faint of heart,
The fan–made Defense of the Ancients (DotA) strategy game takes place on a virtual battlefield where skillfully trained players level up their heroes and arm attacks against each other’s teams to claim satisfying victory. Released in 2003, it is one of the original multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games and certainly one of the most suc
Get your ass to Mars.Want a free ticket to Mars? Dutch company, Mars One, is accepting aplications from any and all would-be adventurers that are willing to be hurled at the red planet.Get your ass to Mars.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The catch? The ticket is one-way. Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort.
So, if you're bat-sh*t mental and want to take part in "Operation Space-Grave", contact Mars One. I and all the other sane people will wave you off and divvy up the Terran luxuries you'll no longer be using.
MY ARM IS FALLING OFF!!:iconflowerdropplz::iconsparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz::iconsparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz::iconsparklesplz::iconflowerdropplz:MY ARM IS FALLING OFF!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY ARM IS FALLING OFF!!
My mom made me get my flu shot today!! D: I HATE NEEDLES!! Thus, my arm hurts and is obviously going to fall off!
On another completely different note, I'm watching Labyrinth!
You remind me of the babe.
The babe with the power.
The power of voodoo.
Remind me of the babe.
On another completely different note, I decided to name my awesome purple umbrella!!
I named my purple umbrella:
Something that was and will be again.Evil Dead TV series starring Bruce Campbell and directed/produced by Sam Raimi?Something that was and will be again.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Skyrim ReviewTwo or three years late but whatever! We can't all buy stuff day one, right? Anyway, if you've been following my journal entries as I've started playing Skyrim you can probably tell how this review is gonna go down.Skyrim Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hate complicated things, and Skyrim is a game with a deep and rich history that can be very difficult for newbies like me to get into. Right off the bat the game throws all sorts of names, races, powers, legends, lore, etc at you. Too much of that can be a big turn off (heck I know people who still haven't read Lord of the Rings because there were too many names), but luckily Skyrim does a good job of easing players into the game.
There is a main campaign you have to follow to technically "beat" the game, but you don't have to follow it. The moment I had a chance to break free of the story I did so and I went exploring. That allowed me, a new person unfamiliar with any of the lore of the Elder Scrolls series, to experience the world at my own pace. The world is so e
Sasuke hits Itachi videoBecause I know most of you don't read descriptions xDSasuke hits Itachi video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Goodbye Comments SectionSo I finally bit the bullet and disabled comments on all my artwork. I had been thinking about doing it for a while now, and after conducting a poll and seeing an overwhelming support of doing it, I decided to finally act upon it. Deviations I submit will no longer have comments. Journals and my FrontPage will because I can’t disable those (trust me, I would’ve disabled my FrontPage comment section YEARS ago if I could. That place is a cesspool).Goodbye Comments Section5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The reasons for disabling comments are pretty simple. I get a lot of hate on the internet and it’s negatively affecting me. I am, I admit, a special case. I likely get more hate than most “famous” DA users do, and as such I have to tailor my needs specifically. I also have been growing very wary about how toxic the DA community can be at times. DA doesn’t police new accounts and it’s very easy for trolls to perpetuate their activities. Blocking doesn’t really DO anything as anyone can just create
Dealing with Creative DOUBT...I'm at the point where nothing seems right. Everything I write down is cliche, badly written, and has bad pacing. Yet when I was younger I would turn out stories one right after the other like a non-stop machine. But now...thanks to all those instructors and classes, the creative edge is now limping along like a dog with only one leg.Dealing with Creative DOUBT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I don't have an agent or anything published in the first place. So that does paint an extra layer of doubt upon the situation.
...when I discuss this, usually I'm berated with people saying, "Stop being so emo." As if depression were something that one can simply switch on and off.
...I guess what I'm doing here is ... trying to find some kind of sign, revelation or clue that I'm not a bad writer or that I'm just another writing loser.
You're not a bad writer or a loser of any kind.
-- You're NORMAL.
The truth is all artists of every kind have to deal with Doubt -- from the rank beginner to the professional. All of us, without excep
The Zelda Project is back!It's been a few years on hiatus but by good friend Sarah Quillian Scott Adella has The Zelda Project project up and running! This project is Sarah's dream and I'm honored to model as her Princess Zelda. She asked me to model YEARSSS ago when I cosplayed as Zelda from Twilight Princess. I can't believe it finally happened! Here are the first few shots from the set ^-^/The Zelda Project is back!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
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I Made The Alphabet:iconblackrose-1::iconblackrose-2::iconblackrose-3::iconblackrose-4::iconblackrose-5::iconblackrose-6::iconblackrose-7x:I Made The Alphabet2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'M SURE YOU'VE ALL NOTICED HOW MUCH
I LOVE TO HAVE DECORATIONS IN MY JOURNALS.
I like to make them pretty.
I have a new journal skin, by the way.
As if you couldn't tell.
What do you think of it?
So what do I do?
I MAKE THE ALPHABET
and a few punctuation things
Nox-K by NoxSatuKeir Nox-L by NoxSatuKeir Nox-M by NoxSatuKeir Nox-N by NoxSatuKeir
Nox-O by NoxSatuKeir Nox-P by NoxSatuKeir Nox-Q by NoxSatuKeir
Nox-R by NoxSatuKeir Nox-S by NoxSatuKeir Nox-T by NoxSatuKeir Nox-U by NoxSatuKeir
Nox-V by NoxSatuKeir Nox-W by NoxSatuKeir Nox-X by NoxSatuKeir
Nox-Y by NoxSatuKeir Nox-Z by NoxSatuKeir
NOX Period by NoxSatuKeir :thumb333987959
KorrasamiSo last night the season finale of Korra premiered. WARNING, this entire journal will be spoiling one specific thing from the ending which, if you can’t guess by the title of the journal and everyone tweeting and trending about it, has something to do with Korra and Asami’s relationship.Korrasami2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now then, the big surprise was that the final moments of the episode involve Korra and Asami just chilling after a party and telling how much they mean to each other. After a consoling hug and some reassuring words, Korra suggests they take a vacation together. Just the two of them, no one else, wherever Asami wants to go. Asami suggests the spirit world. And so the episode ends with the two holding hands looking into each-other’s eyes as they pass into the spirit world.
I gotta say... I am impressed. I genuinely didn’t think that Nickelodeon would allow the Korrasami ship to get that far. Even though the show doesn’t explicitly come right out and SAY th
Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!So I've heard of this film for a long while, but never got to watch it for lack of a proper subbed copy/DVD release. (There was that Korean dubbed one that some people watched online, but Naruto has my favorite Japanese voice acting so I didn't want to watch it any other way!)Revisiting Naruto cosplay + Road to Ninja Movie!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last month, some happy news reached our shores — Road to Ninja would be showing at our local cinemas!! I know it's been a while since its first release but I'm glad I waited before resorting to well, less legal ways of watching it! Hahah! Here is a stupid rap I wrote and slapped on a manga panel:
Would Killer Bee be proud of me? HAHAH
I had the honor of being invited to the special advanced screening at Director's Club before it hit the cinemas! Major thanks to Ica and Movie Punch for having us over!
I dressed up as Minato (the Fourth Hokage) and Marien dressed up as
Castiel FAQHey there! So this is a journal dedicated to answering frequently asked questions about my Castiel cosplay. I get many asks on every picture about various things on this outfit, so I decided to go ahead and answer them all in one place~Castiel FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I never personally found the accurate coat to buy. I did find out that the jacket was originally sold by JC Penny, but they are no longer in production and I never found one for sale. The website I found it on was an overstock site and they were already sold out, and now even that page is down. My coat is NOT the accurate coat. I ended up making a lucky thrift-store find with a coat that was the right color and size for me, but had a strange flap on one shoulder and no straps on the cuffs. I ended up seam-ripping off the flap and re-sewing the shoulder, then hemming the cuffs and adding the wrist straps using the fabric from the shoulder straps.
Art Feature 10|12Some of my personal dA faves in the fields of dark art, science-fiction, surrealism and more...Art Feature 10|122 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENJOY THE PIECES!
:thumb333052350:Landscape XIX (3D) by Gutalin:thumb332885157:Gulfer by dloliverGorgona by MarcelaBolivarThis Is Halloween by fenstererFollower of Tzeentch by username-BombermanTower of Mist by orthezaFlying daemon by TomasKralThe Sleep of the Archangel by GrivetartDroniod by sancientnot falling by dihazeDolls by LounaJeffersonNight Walker by 09alexMechanical Preservance by GypsyH:thumb330464688:Albedo One by menton3Birdy by Two-ShadowedEat by Darkcloud013come deep ... by DarkVisionsDreamsBloody tears by SkoLzkiDie by the sword by blaithielPien by Tomstrzal
Small selection of previous personal art:
Cage Objects by MarkusVogtInvaders by MarkusVogtInvaders 2 by MarkusVogtCyber spirit by MarkusVogtLost in the deep by MarkusVogt
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BioShock Infinite AddendumI’ve had enough time now to think about the events of Infinite, and the DLC, and how they relate to the first game (which I have not played but know the story to). I think I understand better now why so many people like the BioShock series. While I may not like the FPS genre much at all and feel it’s a terrible way to get your story through, the story IS still there and makes sense once all the parts are put together. I just wish that all of that story continuity and complexity and depth was in some other format. An FPS is just the wrong genre for this sort of thing IMO.BioShock Infinite Addendum10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will admit that my first experiences with the game were negative due to it being REALLY unfamiliar to me, and by being bombarded with too many new concepts to grasp and fit together all at once. Given that I know BioShock Infinite’s publicity background (ie: their desire to have it appeal to everyone) I find this to be a bit of a contradiction. I don’t really feel that Infinite is very.... new
My Big Sister projectThis is an old costume what I want to share with you guys... I hope to have the chance to make better shoots and post it into my gallery ^^My Big Sister project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photos into the convention
Photos by Calendario Cosplay
To see more of this please like my FB page Tenshi no Sekai https://www.facebook.com/TenshinoSekaifanpage ^^
Online Figure Drawing AidsIf you're like me, you might have gotten lazy when it comes to practicing figure drawing. Sometimes it's difficult to find decent photos to reference, to do gestures or otherwise, so it's easy to do a couple drawings for practice then throw in the towel.Online Figure Drawing Aids3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, there are a number of sites out there that I've come across over the years that help with that sort of thing. They pull stock images and such from different sources and give you a randomizer and timer and other features, or show anatomical structures that you can manipulate. Below I'll list some of the ones I've come across that might help you. Some of them have the same images, so you can probably just pick a couple favorites.
An oldie but goodie. I've used this site for ages and it's only gotten better. On it you'll find 3D models of poses that you can rotate around, and they all show the musculature. You can browse the poses, or use the random viewer, or the timed v
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
The Ten Commandments of the Elsanna NationOur laws and customs, as written down by Queen Elsa, LeDemonDeRazgriz, the BANHAMMAH herself, and noblesamurai. Failure to comply with these laws might result in Princess Anna punching thee off the ship or ejection to low planetary orbit.The Ten Commandments of the Elsanna Nation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I. Thou shalt post stuff relevant to Elsanna.
II. If thou hateth our ship, then thou shalt not enter our ship.
III. Thou must respect other ships. Tis the Golden Rule we all follow.
IV. This ship mainly focuses on romantic Elsa/Anna, but thou can posteth non-romantic Elsa/Anna.
V. Beware the BANHAMMAH. The hammer shall never strike a friend nor fellow shipper, lest thou hast offendeth the ship or the Holy One(s).
VI. Be not afraid to contribute thine Elsanna art or fanfics to our gallery!
VII. Thou shalt refrain from quarreling amongst thyselves. Remember my fellow shippers, a house divided against itself cannot stand. Thus, a ship divided against itself cannot float.
VIII. Absolutely no Jelsa, no Kristanna, no Hanna, and no Helsa art/fanfics in
Unfollow? PLZ?So yeah... if you support #GamerGate in any way, could you please unfollow me? After yet another women in gaming being driven out of their home from DOXXING and rape/death threats, and the fact neo-nazi's have joined the cause... I want absolutely NOTHING to do with this group. I don't care if it'll lose me watchers or views or whatever, or if I don't completely "understand their cause!" I don't care now. There is no turning back for me. Please do not follow me if you support this clear hate group.Unfollow? PLZ?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Likewise, if you don't support women's rights or the LGBTA movement, please either unfollow me or just don't comment or respond to anything I post from now on, ok? I don't want that anti-progressive hate filled stuff here either.
OK, thanks, bye.
GamerGate and Jack Thompson“The Sarkeesian Effect” producers recently interviewed Jack Thompson in a hilarious bit of irony. This has to be causing the GamerGate community some semblance of introspection, because if it’s not then things are worse than I anticipated.GamerGate and Jack Thompson3 months ago in Personal More Like This
See, Jack Thompson was a lawyer who was hell-bent on writing actual LAWS (ie: government enforced censorship) to prevent games that HE PERSONALLY didn’t like from being made. For the better part of the mid 90‘s and early 2000‘s, Jack Thompson was the man the entire gaming community was fighting AGAINST. Jack Thompson was also disbarred for unethical practices...
Anita Sarkeesian (no matter WHAT you might think of her) is a feminist critic who did a series of videos about analyzing sexism in the games industry (criticism, not censorship). Sadly the people behind “The Sarkeesian Effect” conspiracy theory documentary believe that Anita Sarkeesian’s criticisms DOES equal censorship (newsflash: it does
Getting Married!Hello fellow deviants!Getting Married!4 days ago in Personal More Like This
As you might remember, the last time I left you all, I...well, my whole family was getting kicked out of our apartment because we couldn't pay the debts we had accumulated. Well, a lot of things both good and bad happened between now and then. Starting with the bad news is that, well, my dad got jailed for 3 years. I'll never go into specifics, but I'll say, desperate times called for desperate measures, or so did my dad think. Obviously, I'm depressed and hurt about this every day, as I love my father and he's very old and weak, I just hope he won't just die there (or worse, be killed) . We didn't have money to spend on a good lawyer, we sold so many of our possessions just to be able to get ANY lawyer at all, it's crazy.
As for the good news, I was able to move out once again. My family has a place to stay still back in Latvia, but I had to find a place, and a few months back my long distance girlfriend helped me move into her place....in San Salvador, Centr
Korrasami is Canon: ConfirmedAvatar series creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino both confirmed today via their personal blogs that Avatar Korra and Asami are actually a romantic bisexual couple.Korrasami is Canon: Confirmed2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve taken a lot of heat over the past couple of days for celebrating the ending as being very progressive. A lot of people seemed quite adamant that Korra and Asami were just good friends and there was nothing romantically intentional about the ending at all. Some even going so far to say that my comment about the bi-sexual flag colored mountains was “reading too much into it.”
But y’all can suck it now! Cuz it’s CONFIRMED!
And if you’re just being lazy and don’t wanna read those excellently written blog posts, here’s a couple choice snippets:
Just because two characters of the same sex
Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.The script for the comic this person is referring to was written months before the material they’re claiming I ripped off was posted here on DA. I have emails that confirm it.Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I’m rather irked that anyone would think that, after all this time, I would actually plagiarise anything. Parody for the sake of comedy, sure, but not flat-out copy.
Let me tell you what I know: the creative process grants you access to infinite possibilities. As such, I have never, ever felt the need to copy someone’s work. If I am aware of something that exists, I veer away from it. Partly because it would just feel wrong to steal someone else’s ideas, but mostly because….it’s boring! I get a kick out of devising new things. It’s one of the most enjoyable and satisfying endeavours you can pursue.