FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weaponEdit: Many of you asked for a transformation vid. So, I made this video clip. Enjoy!FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weapon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my former journal I asked if you would like for me to explain how my Starseeker weapon was made. Since there were quite some people that would like me to do so, I decided to make this FAQ journal. So, I hope I'l answer some questions you might have about this curious weapon and I hope I can explain it well enough for you all to understand.
Note that I made the weapon a couple of months ago and I don't remember everything very clear of the making of it. But, I'll do my best.
So, first things first: The Starseeker
Serah's weapon is quite the interesting one. This because it's a transformable one just like her sister's, Lightning. Nonetheless, it's a transformable one from bow to blade, which original form is none other than the cute moogle companion, Mog.
Of course, Final Fantasy is all about 'Fantasy', so making an exact workin
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Today I show you how to sew a wide braid. Most cosplayers have the problem that our character has a pattern, a braid or similar to his clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little tutorial you have one of many ways to solve this problem completeley.
Today my costume is from Sakizou of the artbook "Romantic jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld
Have a look what the bra
Lightning's and Noctis' fragrance 8DDDDahdghdfhf!!!!!Lightning's and Noctis' fragrance 8DDDD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OMG! OMG! OMG!
Finally, the day I've been dreaming of, Noctis' fragrance havs been revealed!!!yay!!! Tbh, when I'\ve learned that Light got her own perfume I've been dreaming and thinking, I hope Noctis will have his own too and LOOK it's here!!!!
:iconinloveplz: Been thinkging how they smeeeeells like.XDD
But I really do want to have those. >.
just a general faq on printed sunstonejust want to have a journal to link to people who are curios as i just lack the time to answer everybodyjust a general faq on printed sunstone2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1 yes sunstone will be sold in printed forrm as a series of books
2 each chapter will be 1 comic issue
3 i am currently finalizing printing arrangements
4 printed versions will feature improved art and writing, by art i mean obvious tweaks in anatomy , inking and so on, by writing i mean streamlined while keeping true to the material and at times better worded... with less typos....
I DIDN'T SAY NO TYPOS!
5 SUNSTONE WILL GENERALLY HAVE ABOUT 22 CHAPTERS
6 you might say it will be a sort of a 4 big parts to the story
first is the story of ally and lisa to a certain point, called sunstone
second is a story of alan and anne which will last about till chapter 12. ally and lisa will very much be featured in it vbut the focus will be shifted. subtitle of this one will be mercy
third will be about marion and james subtitled...not sure yet XD
New Lightning Play Arts KaiIt wouldn’t be Final Fantasy without accompanying merchandise, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is no exception.New Lightning Play Arts Kai2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Joining the Play Arts Kai series will be Lightning in her Savior’s outfit – the third Lightning to be made available through Square Enix Merchandise following FFXIII and XIII-2. The figure design – as penned by Tetsuya Nomura – is still in a prototype stage, and according to Hidemi Matsuzuka has been quite difficult to develop under Nomura’s supervision.
Play Arts Pictures:
LR:FFXIII Demo Report (part 1)The Final Fantasy XIII series owes a lot of its success to the character Lightning, according to series producer Yoshinori Kitase.LR:FFXIII Demo Report (part 1)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Her distinctive look has brought about an opportunity for not only a closing chapter to her saga, but also a brand new game in a brand new world. With this new gameplay experience, both Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama hope to satisfy fans and maybe newcomers alike.
Following the official reveal trailer this past December, Square Enix invited a select bunch of press to get an early look at the game proper. Not only was I treated to an unfinished version of the game – said to be the earliest build of a Final Fantasy ever shown publicly – I was able to get an understanding of what the developers are trying to aim for.
The presentation began with a look at the familiar Jump Festa trailer, although slightly longer with a few extended scenes. While there are a few extra glimpses of the city Luxerion, the most notable addition is the appe
Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Contest, we asked you to create a complete customization of Lightning in a first-of-its-kind challenge. The three winners were selected by none other than Final Fantasy legend, Tetsuya Nomura. Not only did the winners get their art displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, but they will also receive $1,000 USD, a LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII customized Xbo
Full Hollow (Vasto Lorde) Ichigo helmet tutorial!Yai!Full Hollow (Vasto Lorde) Ichigo helmet tutorial!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good evening again.
Tonight I'm going to show you how I made my Full Hollow (Vasto Lorde) Ichigo's helmet (from Bleach).
Hopefully you will get some hints or tips.
This is not the only way to make a helmet/mask. I'm just going to show you how I figured everything out.
This was also my first time ever making something like this, so it's now perfect or anything!
Thanks for reading and let's get started! ^^
This is how the whole thing SHOULD look like. A mask and utterly ripped character with cool muscles (prolly have to hit the gym still at least 5 years to even achieve something like that).
Well, so what do we need?
-Plaster of Paris (bandage type, whole box costs around 20 dollars)
-Fingers (your own)
-Some modeling clay mass, I used the first one I found. Brown modeling mass which does not need any heating. (10 dollars a package)
-Black and white spray paint (any typ
Super late Melbnova report, KGO~ :DSo, a week or so ago, was Melbourne's Supanova festival~!! o/Super late Melbnova report, KGO~ :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(this is gonna be a rather image heavy journal so Im sorry if I crash your internets 8'DD )
Pretty much one year ago, after last year's Supanova, we were invited by :iconAstellecia: to create one of Melbourne's first complete Final Fantasy XIII team. Our group arranged our cosplays early in order to have a photoshoot first, but Saturday Supanova was the first time we debuted our team to a convention!! :iconimhappyplz:
Our team consisted of
:iconpumpkinwin: as Lightning Farron
:iconAstellecia: as Oerba Dia Vanille
:iconloveloveclock: as Oerba Yun Fang
:iconmelriza: as Hope Estheim
:iconvandaraeron: as Sazh Katzroy
:iconakinofujiko: as Serah Farron
and myself :iconblackcrane56: as Cid Raines
Our team also has :iconboandpop: as Snow Villiers but she was unable to make the convention so hopefully we can have our full team for another shoot
I had originally hoped to remake my Cid Raines arm
Noctis and Lightning: Similarities No One NoticedPosted this on Tumblr but figured I'd share it here, too.Noctis and Lightning: Similarities No One Noticed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Noctis and Lightning Similarities No One Noticed
1. The hair. Noctis’ is neatly styled from the front, but extremely wild in the back. Lightning’s is long and elegant on the side, but wild and spiky on the other.
2. Their worlds mirror each other. Lucis is a modern civilization, whereas the kingdoms outside of it are medieval. Cocoon is a technologically superior world, and Pulse is the more primitive world below.
3. Claire means bright or light. Lucis also means light. Claire can also mean “clear skies”. Furthermore, Noctis’ full name means “light of the night sky” and Lightning(Éclair) is technically light in the sky.
- i have one, Claire means clear as well as lucis, since on our science book there’s a word “lucid” which means bright and clear and the name Claire means brigh
Are Cosplayers or Propmakers creative?If art requires creativity than are people who aim to imitate only, creative?Are Cosplayers or Propmakers creative?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose for cosplaying a character or making a prop is that (besides fun) the aim is for accuracy of the original image. To achieve this aim we observe many images and utilise our skill set to try and create a close enough imitation as possible. Lets say we succeed and our cosplay or prop is incredibly realistic! as artists can we be considered creative? Websters dictionary defines creativity as:
1: marked by the ability or power to create : given to creating
2: having the quality of something created rather than imitated : imaginative
Now I define good art as something "creative". Creativity is one of the strongest driving forces in art, and if an artist is not creative, then it is difficult to appreciate their art. So if cosplayers or prop makers aim to imitate "art" then doesn't that mean artists in these categories aren't creative? I am going to say now that I was the most uncrea
Weekly Features! 120+Weekly Features! 120+11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Dream Catcher by ArdenEllenNixonAutumn Moon Fairy by JannaFairyArt
Hades by sakimichanJames Franco by ekota21Heisenberg by agusgusart
Mads Mikkelsen by ekota21cruella by sakimichan
Step 5 -The final image by chvacherDaryl Dixon - The Walking Dead by ChrisbakerartThe last greenseer by kittrose
Moth monster by sashulkaKhaleesi by AdrianaMeloChasing Ghosts by MichaelO
Be Direct by ToddParisIronman MKVII(2014) by scotty309Faith by Carlos-Quevedo
See of Rome (Der Heilige Stuhl) by r-lilieDaniel Craig by ekota21island . by megatruh
Dr Turner by SilentKWLittle sunshine by mangakasanTyrell's Rose by DavidDeb
Sarah by euclaseEponine by FinAngelPocahontas by sakimichan
Eddie Redmayne by ekota21Azeem by euclaseI like it when you pet me by Marcysiabush
SKULL# by AC44White Freze Horse by MarcysiabushSKULL# by AC44
Fading out into a sad memory by mangakasanDaenerys Targaryen by AuroraWienholdTime by Sylar113
Cat by CherryChan94Tongue Study by JonoDrySpeedpaint #30 by Sylar113
Among shadows by SandraHultsvedThirst by MarcysiabushCeleste by JannaFairyArt
Daenerys Targaryen by FantaasiatoidabSoul Splinter by nathieSpeedpaint #10 by Sylar113
The Bride by MarcoMazzoniArtNever Seen The Light Of Day by myAtta-artSomewhere All the Time by MarcoMazzoniArt
True Detective art by YURISHWEDOFFSplash by Paul-ShanghaiElsa by sakimichan
Are you hungry? Blushing Chocolate by JustLexa :thumb157487885: Swirl by nhuthanh coco by JustHoldMe Box of chocolates by liftangel Have a wonderful time by onixa Day 15 - Lazy afternoon by EliseEnchanted Stay, and drink some tea by ByLaauraa la la luxurious. by Camiloo Cake for Princesses by Korpinkynsi Saturday Morning II by sp1nderella skittle cupcake by chpsauce Valentine by Dipliner Snowfall Cake II by claremanson Cookies by Inutilll Colorful Delights by Naphartiri Sweet as love by liajedi Heart with chocolate by AmandineRopars Sprinke, sprinke by IHaveSeenTheRain Orange Slice by bittykate peach mousse by Pokakulka :thumb318249499: Still Life. 018 by AlexEdg cupcakes by illusionality Mr. Penguin's Peppermint Bark by YasminNich . c u p c a k e . by mistandsparkles Gingerbread Latte by blackbiscuit cupcakes by Zala24 cupcake I by cmykchicago healthy cookies by topinka cupcake III by excentric Chocolate cupcake. .. by light-from-Emirates Icing sugar by bebefromtheblock Mmmmm.... milk chocolate. by 6Artificial6 Oreo by AmandineRopars Rush of colors by kim-e-sens I'm still a girl. by gloeckchen .:Cookies:. by melenya Think Smart, Be Smarties by joesieAre you hungry?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Donut Story by ossesinare Cupcakes! by kishsaayx This just makes me happy by gold-girl776 D o n u t s by Sha59-Ananii H O T C H O C O L A T by xILOONA Sweet 3 by gold-girl776 Chocolate Fudge Brownies by Thrakki Cupcakes by hellokitty1996 :thumb3396471
Lightning's Birthday Contest-(150 points contest)Update:Please mention about the contest in description of your dev(sorry forgot to tell you )Lightning's Birthday Contest-(150 points contest)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here is our Very First Contest in our group!!!
Theme --> "Lightning's Birthday"
Guess what?!Its "Lightning's Birthday" on My 13th and i was waiting for this and For the first time im starting a contest,You have 1 month time,And last date of submission is 12th may 11:59:59 PM GMT
Most imp rule-"Respect lightning"
You should be a member of the group to join the contest!
You should submit Your work which will be related to the theme,meaning like lightning's having a birthday with serah,or other ff13-2 characters(only ff13,not versus or even 13-2,tho you can add ff7) or anything you imagine XD
You are not allowed to make anything which is like a insult to"lightning" only fanart.no adult or anything.
You should submit your work to
Thank youThere are days I forget everything.Thank you6 months ago in Personal More Like This
What I am.
Who I am.
What I do.
Why I bother doing it.
Then I come to dA and see everything, your faves, comments, notes fanart, gifts, and the conversations we have.
It is easy to forget things, even core things about you. You sometimes feel like a ghost. Like nobody notices or cares.
However, even one person can convince you otherwise. It takes one word to change a whole attitude or day. I was feeling pretty down, then I came to dA and I do not feel so alone now. I find it amusing I find more comfort in my online following and friends than most of my peers.
Thank you guys. -Ahk
Spotlight Features - Volume 10A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Volume 103 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during July 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
E3 Summary: what new we've got on Tomb Raider '13?And so E3 frenzy is finally over. It’s been a huge event with tsunami of articles, interviews and updates. If you didn’t follow every single update you can read about everything most important that happened right here, at our Summary Blog!E3 Summary: what new we've got on Tomb Raider '13?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomb Raider release date is appointed to March 5th, 2013. Can’t wait for this day? Neither can we. That’s why we added a Countdown Widget to our front page that will be counting off the minutes to the anticipated day. Make sure to check out our front page every now and then to find out how many days are left till the start of the big adventure!
Tomb Raider movie will be created by GK Films studio. The writers appointed are Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus (Children of Men, Iron Man, and Cowboys & Aliens). The intent, so far, is to go back and tell the exact same story as will be presented in the game.
Why LighTis Exist!I just decided to create this journal to answer some questions bugging every anti-lightis on WHY WE SHIP LIGHTIS?Why LighTis Exist!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now I will tell here why I ship LighTis and treat them as CANON!
First, obviously MOST of us liked a pairing because on how they looked together, before we know what will be their relationship like. I'm gonna mention some pairings here which I and am NOT shipping.
Some of you are saying that FFXV isn't out yet and we didn't even know what Noctis will be like. And that too will I say to some stella/noctis ,Fang/Noctis, Serah/Noctis and Tifa/Noctis and Aerith/noctis and ALL Noctis shippers: Why do you ship those women to him IF we didn't even know any much knowledge to him except being a SHY PRINCE WHO'S TRYING TO ACT COOL TO HIDE HIS SHYNESS AND EVEN SAID THAT HE DON'T ACT AS WHAT A PRINCE SHOULD REALLY ACT.
Of course you guys will also answer me: Because I see noctis x [insert name of the one you ship with him] like this and that and they're omg perfect and etc. IN YOUR EYE
Weiss The MomDoodle ComicWeiss The Mom1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Weiss has to manage Team RWBY’s eating habits cause lol what is health.
FFXIII-2 Lightning ~*The Chest Armor*~On today's update of Lightning progress, I would like to share with you a couple of DO's and DON'TS for this armor.FFXIII-2 Lightning ~*The Chest Armor*~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would also like to direct your attention to :iconyuurisan-c-chan: who has started writing her own helpful tutorial on Lightning's Valkyrie Armor. Her work is really stunning and I highly recommend the tips and tricks she provides.
And for those of you wanting to cosplay Serah from FFXIII-2, yuurisan's twin :iconYuuri-K-sama: has also written a great tutorial. CHECK THESE OUT. YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Anyway, yesterday I began work on the front chest piece for Lightning, and let me just say, it was a bit of a learning experience. I knew what I was getting into but I didn't know how to go about some things a certain way. It's kind of that thing... "Hey, I think this will work great this way." But it really doesn't go exactly how you envisioned it. This is one of the ways:
As you can see in the image above, I assumed that wiring would be best to make the ribbed cu
Raffle - Win a sketch from me! [closed] ResultsThe Winner for the raffle is......Raffle - Win a sketch from me! [closed] Results2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And here is your prize:
I'm sorry it;s derpy ;;;;
I'm asuming you wanted Kai ;;;;;
Thank you everyone for entering! I might do something like this again in the future. >w<
One day left to enter! Deadline September 21st!(tomorrow)ENDING 5:00 PM EST
Hello hello, since it's been a year and I have reached (about) 100 watchers, I decided to hold a raffle!
although I doubt anyone will enter OTL
1. You must be one of my watchers (this is a watcher's raffle after all)
2. Fav this journal (That will be your raffle number)
Mayan Warrior Queen UnearthedIf you are familiar with the great warrior queens of history, then you are probably thinking of Boudicca of the Iceni, Zenobia of Syria, or Tomyris of the Scythians. Sadly, the New World civilizations are lesser-known to most people.Mayan Warrior Queen Unearthed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am a total nerd for pre-Columbian civilization, and that's why I totally squee'd when I spotted this news article today about the discovery of the tomb of the ancient Mayan warrior queen, known as Lady K'abel.
Lady K'abel was queen of the city-state of El-Peru-Waka', from 672-692 AD. The Mayan civilization was not a singular kingdom, but a collection of independent city states. Lady K'abel was married to the king K'inich Balaam, and apparently held the title of military governor.
From Discovery.com News:
"Archaeologists in Guatemala say they have discovered the 7th-century tomb of Lady K'abel, one of the greatest queens of classic Maya civilization.
The most powerful person in Waka' during her life
Pokemon X/Y Friend Codes (TEMP. CLOSED)DON'T COMMENT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE X/Y YET. IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR FRIEND CODE, GO TO THE HOME SCREEN OF YOUR 3DS, PRESS ON THE ORANGE SMILEY FACE, SCROLL OVER TO YOUR MII, AND PRESS IT. YOU'LL SEE YOUR FRIEND CODE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF YOUR PROFILE PAGEPokemon X/Y Friend Codes (TEMP. CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to do something a little different from the others who are posting their friend codes. I will be posting my friend code as well as anyone else who comments on this journal entry. That way, it will help everybody. You will need to comment your FC, of course, as well as reply to anyone who you add on your friend list. You won't need to reply to the other person with your friend code, since you would have already posted it on here. If you happen to know what type of Pokémon you give off in the Friend Safari, feel free to post it as well. If not, I'll be able to find it after I add you, which I will do right after I get your comment. I'll also probably organize them by Pokémon type if it gets hectic. To h