2011 Europe tripThis took forever but I'm finally getting down to blogging about it! I've been looking for someone to tour Europe with, but unfortunately schedules are hard to match and money doesn't come by easy. Been wanting to visit Europe for the longest time, and last year I thought, if I don't go now, I may never have the chance to go. So I made up my mind to recce on my own, and in two weeks I was off on a plane! I didn't plan to go overseas for my graduation trip, so I shall reflect and relive last year in place of that XD2011 Europe trip2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thoughts like "what the heck am I doing" did occur to me on the plane, but they were quickly taken over by the fear and excitement of exploring unknown lands 8D Since I was flying alone, next to me sat a Chinese lady who was working in Rome. We got to know each other a little better over the 13-hour flight, and she very kindly offered to drive me from the airport to my hostel ;v; I'm forever grateful towards her, as she made me feel safe and comfortable from the very start o
Featured: LOKI'DFeatured: LOKI'D8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
loki by Angela-T Loki by Feyjane Loki by Vaahlkult Father loves you by NaSyu Loki by Blakravell Loki Charms T-Shirt by Bamboota Lady Loki by souji-yarou Loki: Welovefine t-shirt contest design by Medusa-Dollmaker Prince Loki by AlekinaArt Brothers Fight by Noiry Loki: Holding the Thor's helmet by Kibbitzer Loki by Tobi-ChansCookie Loki's Yogurt Night by doubleleaf Tom Hiddleston as Loki part 2 by SariSariola Thor: kiss by KokorodzasySu Lady Loki by martinacecilia Avengers Loki by Phobs Thor and Loki in the movie by Ricken-Art Loki by satanaya Just Like You by Derlaine8 Loki by MaryRiotJane loki loki by Forkninja Thor Loki by EM-MIKA Thor by Phobs Brother Love by Mibu-no-ookami THOR and LOKI by fish-ghost Loki by OCMay Loki sketch by Phobs FyeahLoki by MischievousMartian Loki and Thor - I Am the Monster by iamacoyfish Loki - This is a new kingdom by Lehanan Lady Loki by MischievousMartian loki by milkydayy Loki sketch by SceithAilm Asgardian Bros by Lelia Lady Loki by zumart in Asgard . by megatruh House of Loki: Sons of Mischief by Medusa-Dollmaker LOKI by rororei Punishment by duyeqing
Style, style, STYLE, oh, THE styleWhat do you think about it? In terms of drawing. Is it important to have one of your own? Is it necessary to constantly seek it?Style, style, STYLE, oh, THE style2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen people troubled by not having constant style, people thinking their style is not original enough, people making a bold line between their two styles, people trying to get rid of one style...
My humble opinion on this is that you should stop wasting your energy on torturing yourself and just draw. Draw whatever you feel like.
Unless you're being paid for certain style but that's not what I want to talk about now.
What I want to talk about are all those personal pictures you do for self-improvement or supposedly for fun. "Supposedly" because if your main purpose is "fun" I don't get why you should worry yourself with "omg is this style all right what will my watchers say?"
Well, your watchers will get pretty bored if all in your gallery look the same. And also, there's not much space for improvement. Talking from my own experience, I was totally charm
Cosplay Photoshoot EtiquetteMy good friend hikaraseru has written a very good guide on how a standard cosplay photoshoot should be conducted in a conducive manner. I got her permission to post the entire article up, so hope you guys like what she is presenting to us.Cosplay Photoshoot Etiquette2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to plan a cosplay shoot, but somehow things just don't turn out right? Maybe the photos were not how you visualised them, or that the photographer seemed to be extra grumpy, or you just don't know what's going on? Read on for how to get the best out of your cosplay shoot:
The 4 Ps:
Having a plan is essential and should take up the most time overall in your shoot. Speak to the photographers closely, because they will be the ones producing the photos that will be the end result; make sure they are aware of the concept and background of the series you're shooting. Some photographers will want to do their own research prior to the shoot (reading the manga/watching the anime/looking up reference photos) - so make sur
4 years of loveわたしのなまえをひとつ あげる4 years of love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this is it guys, I'm flying back tomorrow morning. 4 years of studying in Australia, Melbourne has finally come to a close. After this I'll have to change my profile location back to Singapore for good lol~ There's going to be along mushy post ahead, so please bear with me >.
2013 Australian ConventionsEvery year I compile a list of dates/locations for the different conventions around Australia. If I've missed any conventions, dates, or I've got anything incorrect please let me know, I'd really appreciate the help.2013 Australian Conventions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2013 Convention Dates
18th-19th: Oz Horror Con - Melbourne
25th-27th: CANCon - Canberra
2nd -3rd: Waicon Perth
16th: @ Con - Arthouse Melbourne
9th-10th: Perth Oz Comic-Con - Perth Exhibition Centre
16th-17th: Adelaide Oz Comic-Con - Adelaide Showgrounds
16th-17th: AICon - Stanley Burbury Theatre UTAS
23rd: Mini Animania Sydney - Australia Technology Park
6th-7th: PonyCon AU - UNSW Roundhouse
7th: Culture Shock Events Lords of Time - Sydney
12th-14th: Melbourne Supanova - Melbourne Showgrounds
14th: Culture Shock Events Lords of Time - Brisbane
19th-21st: Gold Coast Supanova - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
21st-23rd: Sydney Supanova - Sydney Olympic Park
28th-30th: Perth Supanova - Clarem
anxietyFirst of all.. I didn't expect to gain so much appreciation over this piece.anxiety2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From all over people have expressed how they feel about it. People have gone into large detail on what they like about this.
I want to talk about anxiety in general and how the image came about.
3 years ago I was hit hard by the disorder. It was so bad I got suicidal at points. Not the attention starving kind. Seriously contemplating it. Life was hell.
To someone who hasn't experienced it. I'll try and describe it from my own experience and point of view.
At any random point in the day I can get these attacks. During these attacks I'm overwhelmed with the feeling of imminent death. No rational thinking can erase the thought or feeling. Imagine having a gun held to your head. And you know it's going to go off. You just don't know when. That's what happens when I experience an attack.
I get these daily.
I hide it well from people around me. By just walking away. Or keeping to myself a lot.
How did this affect my
How do you deal with haters?I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.How do you deal with haters?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.
However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.
There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:
“You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciat
Want to work for Marvel?I'm looking for a colorist I can team up with for my following X-MEN issues, so if you think you got what it takes go to the links and download the pages to give it a shotWant to work for Marvel?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How DC contacts work... By Mark WaidIf you're working for a publisher and wondering how the payments work then this by Mark Waid is pretty good --> http://thrillbent.com/blog/how-dc-contracts-work/How DC contacts work... By Mark Waid1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Basically what it boils down to though is that things are paid pretty much as a work for hire which means you get paid a once off flat rate, and then whoever paid you can do whatever they like with the final picture and not owe you a cent extra. Only if you're very good at negotiating contracts, and remember you're up against some of the best in the business with Marvel etc, or have such clout and "cred" in the industry, that you can cut your own deal. Which probably also means your name is Stan Lee...
This sort of deal ranges from a private one off pinup you do for John Doe to the big leagues such as DC and Marvel. Personally I'm fine with it as I get the money and then get a personal kick about seeing the final product in print. I usually ask if I can ge
( Closed ! ) Big Feature Project !Hello everybody( Closed ! ) Big Feature Project !1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since i almost reached 2000 watchers i wanted to do a watchers Feature, but i had another idea and i really hope that a lot of you will participate.
The concept behind the whole project is that you feature others and in return you will be featured by them.
So if 20 people participate you will be featured 20 times !
- everybody can participate !
- everybody that wants to participate has to write one Link of the Deviation that should be featured HERE
- you have to this journal
- please leave a comment on this journal so that i know that you want to participate
- everybody that wants to participate agrees to do a Feature at the End of the Project !
- for those that don't have the time to do a feature themselves i am going to provide a code that you just have to copy into your own journal
( but i would be happier if you take the time to create the Feature yourself )
- only one Deviation per p
Introducing you COPYIntroducing you COPY, Dropbox's direct competitor.Introducing you COPY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's technically the same as Dropbox, but offers much more space at an initial 15gb of cloud space FREE.
So click this https://copy.com?r=veqtNG and it'll take you through my referral to the page.
Why through my referral?
Because when you sign up you get 15GB cloud space free.
But through a referrer's link, once you verify your email and then download & install either the Copy app or program, like dropbox, we both get additional 5GB on top of that.
Now, that's fun and most important more space for free!
Then after that you can introduce it to all your friends for similar results and you can rack up tons of 5GB per referral.
In case you missed the link, click this https://copy.com?r=veqtNG
Just to push up and let more people know about this!
By the way, I have quite a number of users who registered BUT have not install the app/program on their phone or computer, that means it's not a full process, and you won't get t
To artists who want to offer commissions.I would like to address something I have been seeing as of late here and on other sites. Artists who are asking if someone would commission them if they were to offer commissions and if so, how much should they charge or how much are they willing to pay?To artists who want to offer commissions.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I say this with a real heart to all artists, but that is a foolish line of questions.
Really. I have been there. I even did those myself. But look at it from the side of a potential buyer.
1: Would you even commission me?
Can you imagine if a doctor were to say that? If I were to open an office would you even come to me? That makes the doctor feel like a failure. Like he has so little faith in his ability to do his job he is afraid to do it. So he has to ask a thousand people IF he were to open an office would ANYONE come? Would you? Or would you want a doctor who just opens it and does his job and believes in his ability to treat you?
Same with an artist. You sound like you have no f
Christmas Giveaway (Winners) 8D My Etsy Shop: :https://www.etsy.com/shop/BishiCentral?ref=si_shopChristmas Giveaway (Winners) 8D7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconlights-bow1plz::iconlights-bow2plz: :iconlighs-bow3plz::iconlights-bow1plz::iconlights-bow2plz: :iconlighs-bow3plz:
Happy Holidays dear humans :iconreindeerplz:
So the Winners of my Giveaway were #254 :icondragonia27:
Who win either a free pillow case or 3 month sub
#277 :iconsoki-the-deviant: who wins a 3 month sub
New Howl's Moving Castle-inspired SpeedpaintWatch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79uHz36fglANew Howl's Moving Castle-inspired Speedpaint1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Slice of life CONTEST - CLOSED! WIN 5000pointsSPECIAL DONORSSlice of life CONTEST - CLOSED! WIN 5000points2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
TODAY!! December 7th 2012
January 28th 2013 (00AM PST/8AM GMT)
'Slice of Life in Winter'.
Draw moments in the ElephantWendigo's Original Characters lives that take place in wintry settings (fireplaces, cold, icy, snow, Christmas, mountains, warm clothes, leafless trees, etc.). These moments don't have to be 'routine actions' of a character's life but rather moments where ElephantWendigo's characters are protagonists.
THEME RULES and SUBMISSION RULES
Only ElephantWendigo's original characters are allowed (NO other OCs or fanarts).You can find the list of the characters here -> http://elephantwendigo.deviantart.com/journa
Setup to share.A typical setup would look something like this...Setup to share.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) A1-sized black matt paper, plus a black corrugated board as a common base for most of my shots. The Bras Basah outlet of ArtFriend is my best friend (no pun intended) when it comes to craft materials.
2) The transparent plastic tray that holds your nendoroid, it helps to produce great lighting effects!
3) The quintessential figma stand. That's how I get all of them to stand on their own. Most tedious aspect of the session, since it must be kept in the blind spot.
4, 5) Speedlights remotely triggered via my pop-up flash. Gel them, adjust their positions and output power till you achieve the desired effect. Heck, try out different gels too!
6) Another speedlight as key on a lightstand, and I usually deploy it with a 1/4 CTO for subtle warmth. Again, try out other corrections to achieve other effects!
7) In-package instructional leaflet as flags, so the background
Want to have your art published?Want to have your art published?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :iconcherriuki:, :iconnegshin:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?
Tapastic Contest with lots of Prizes!It's that festive season again! And my friends at tapastic-group are holding a winterfest contest!Tapastic Contest with lots of Prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Top 3 winners each get a 1 year premium membership or the equivalent in points, lots of features, and a black and white commission from feyuca.
Feast your eyes on her beautiful art. Now don't you wish you could win a commission from her?
The contest ends on December 31, 2012 so hurry over to :icontapastic-group: for more info on how to enter!
(And I should probably host a contest one of these days... maybe next year...)
Two Thousand and Not TwelveFirst of all,Two Thousand and Not Twelve2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to thank everyone for the Birthday Wishes back in December I tried answering all or most of your Birthday/Holiday wishes, and I am really sorry if I missed your comment! If you did not get a response from me or if you had a question, please feel free to send me a note anytime and I'll get back to you
Second, I know I went missing for about two months but I'm hoping that things will start slowing down again so I can work on comics and other art-related things. I have a bunch of tm Comics lined up since... 4 months ago... and I'm hoping to actually work on them soon (Along with StupidFox, of course). But mainly during these past two months, I've been doing a lot of sketching and going back on working with old mediums.
Warning: This is a Beginning of a Rant
Recently, I've realized that I do not have as much time to work on art as I did one year ago. And I l
Best on DA: volume 30Best on DA: volume 3010 months ago in Personal More Like This
Brace yourselves for this week’s cosplay quest with some courageous assets; they’re both feisty and cute, dazzling and peculiar. And if you really want to quench your thirst, we’re always here for you.
Be comfortable being uncomfortableI was one of those people who were afraid to dream big.Be comfortable being uncomfortable1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am sure this is a feeling that my fellow readers share with from time to time (if not all the time). Born in a small town in a developing country did funny things to my confidence and self esteem when I was growing up. It seems that life conveniently places roadblocks and detours along the path of my dreams. When I was a toddler, I wanted to be a fighter jet pilot. Only to realise that we don't even make our own airplanes! When I was in high school, I like to doodle and draw comics on the pages of my notebooks. Fellow students love them till my home room teacher found out about my secret doodling time one day. He tore up my book in front of everyone and that killed my comic artist dream instantly. Despite that, my dream to be a creative was too big to ignore and I insisted on doing arts and design after I graduated. Even then, the product of my upbringing still defeats me every now and then. Whenever I see great works by fellow
Stupid Maple SyrupI was quite happy being asleep. But no, some blood Canadian thought it would be best to phone me. Not to mention phone me while impersonating me. twinfools is mental, I would like it to be known.Stupid Maple Syrup2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And what's worse? There's three of them in total, not just one, zooming down the road towards the house right now.
I told Kelly to take them back to the airport and leave them where she found them. She wouldn't listen to me.