Devious Journal EntrySo for those of you that don't know, Michael's is having a giant sale on clay until Sunday (I think) or today. All clay are $1.00, so if you were thinking about starting to work with clay, now is the time to go buy some!
I know I plan to go out and buy a ridiculous amount myself. c:
Also, I'd like to clarify that the critiques I'm offering are for polymer clay items only. This is the medium I work the most with and am most familiar with, and it's the only one I'm comfortable enough critiquing. Sorry if there was any confusion - I probably should have been more clear with my last post.
Frequently Asked QuestionsHey guys!Frequently Asked Questions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thought I'd make a FAQ since I've received the same questions over and over again. If there's anything else you'd like to know, comment here and I'll add it.
What materials do you use?
I use polymer clay and TLS (translucent liquid sculpey). I don't have a preferred brand, but I mostly end up using Sculpey III and Premo.
How do you color your clay?
I use soft chalk pastels to shade my clay. Any large, solid colors in the clay are just different colors of clay.
What paints do you use?
When I use paints (mostly for the faces on some of the charms), I use regular acrylic paint applied AFTER the item is baked. I then seal it with glaze to keep the paint from fading off.
I want to start working with clay! What materials do I need?
I have a basics guide here for those who are curious as to what you need.
How do you make your charms/miniatures shiny?
3000 Watcher GiveawaySo I'm about 50 watchers from 3000, and the last giveaway I had was at 1000 watchers. I think it's time to have another random drawing giveaway!3000 Watcher Giveaway3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prize this time around will be a commission for a food of your choice in 1:12 scale as either a magnet, piece of jewelry, or just a miniature.
Anyone who is watching me at or before 3000 watchers is eligible to win. I will announce when I've reached 3000 and do the drawing the following day.
In other news, I've discovered I can't cut balsa wood to save my life.
I've also thrown out my back to the point where it hurts to move. \o/ There's some inherited thing from my dad's side of the family where the lower back will just go and it's like a giant, painful cramp all the way down the back of my left leg. Bending over is not an option...nor is moving, really. It'll be me and the heat pad for the next few days. Plus some Dragon Age 2 (Anders, why are you such a sexy group of pixels? >.
Christmas Giveaway!I promised I'd have the details up, so here they are!Christmas Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The (Boring) Rules:
1. You have to be following me in order to participate.
2. In order to enter, you must comment on this post so I know you want in!
3. You must be okay with giving me your address so that I may send you your items.
4. If you are under 18, you must have your parent/guardian's permission to enter.
5. By entering this contest, if you win, you agree to not resell any items you receive from me.
Now, on to the prize list. This is a Christmas Giveaway, so items will be Christmas themed. Here's the catch though - the prizes will be a secret! But you can count on receiving the following:
*Assorted fun ~mystery~ prizes
I think that about covers it! The contest will be over on the 15th just to make sure I have time to mail your items out in time for Christmas.
And yes, I will ship internationally, so if you're not living in the US, have no fear - you're included as well!
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2015Celebrating Deviousness - April 20158 months ago in Personal More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Hello! I’m Nancy, but most people know me as Anoya. I live with my two Norwegian Forest Cats Dio & Dex in a little country called the Netherlands. I like to do photography, but I secretly also love to crochet amigurumi. I have a huge passion for Animals, Plants & Nature (APN) which might be quite obvious since I’ve been the APN Photography Community Volunteer twice for over two and a half years in total. I still feature Daily Deviation suggestions in my journal since all of them are worthy of being featured and deserve extra exposure. I also think the artists should know their work has been suggested and that it’s being loved and appreciated!
In July I’ll celebrate my 11th deviant birthday. I’ve falle
Speedpaint in Verve!Here is an hour long painting I did in Verve to see if it could produce something decent in it... not bad! I really love the more traditional look. Always wished Photoshop had something like this. Still pretty tricky to work in Verve and it feels very limited still but for an alpha version its fucking awesome.Speedpaint in Verve!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And if you missed it, here is an overview of the features you can find in Verve, a new GPU based painting program I discovered recently. The developer is working on it at the moment so it's still in early alpha, but still shaping out to be quite interesting
Commission Guidelines*Edit 5/11/14: I have opened up non-food commissions again on a commission by commission basis. This is mostly for things like koi ponds or Altoids ponds. Just note me what you're looking for and I'll see if I can do it!Commission Guidelines4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do take commissions on my Koi Ponds! Please note me for more information.
Here are some quick and easy steps to make sure the commission process is started quickly and efficiently.
1. Be very specific with what you want. Give me the details about everything you can possibly think of - size, color, type (key chain, necklace, earrings, charms, etc). If it's a character or a type of food, provide me with a link of exactly what you want, or if it's something I've already done in my gallery, just provide me a link with that.
2. All payments must be made up front. No two commissions will cost the same amount; this is because every commission varies, and I take into account the amount of material and time that will go into each one. Once we've hashed out th
Create a (CROSSOVER) Character! - CONTESTCreate a character - Contest on FANTASY CREATORSCreate a (CROSSOVER) Character! - CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SECOND CREATE-A-CHARACTER-CONTEST[Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Red]
This is a contest of FantasyCreators and not of Realm-of-Fantasy. :devRealm-of-fantasy is helping us with this promotion!
You DON'T need to be a member of FantasyCreators it is enough if you are a member of our affiliated groups, for example:
Thank you Realm-of-Fantasy-Staff for this service!
Facebook is bad for artists?I had some interesting findings after posted a poll on DA regarding my Facebook Fan Page. Many have commented that they are against Facebook and discourage me from posting art over there due to various reasons, and one of them due to the possibility of having my art being used freely by this social media site. So here are my thoughts based on my experience running a FB page for a year.Facebook is bad for artists?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The main reason for me to set up a facebook page, is to extend my fanbase beyond DA, to the not so artist-oriented demographics. I have been using DA, and only DA, as my art HQ for the past decade and will always be. Facebook is acting as an outpost to connect with my fans in a more responsive manner due to the convenience of making posts, replies, making announcements and sharing images. Honestly, it is not my intention to choose between DA and FB, but to use both concurrently for different purposes.
So far I have not encountered any incident of FB using my images for advertising or any other comm
Commission Price List [Open!]RulesCommission Price List [Open!]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please send a PM with your Commission info and any references needed .
Type of Commission :
Pose or Drawing Description :Got something in mind?)
Character References : (Preferably in flat colors)
Payment type : (Points Paypal?)
After the commission has been accepted , pay at least half of it from the start .
Do not rush!
**The artwork could take as little as 3 days to 1-2 weeks after payment to start on your commission **
Payments will be USD trough Paypal .
Point Payments are also accepted .
Mix of both ? that works to
Devious Journal EntryThought I'd post an update here about what I've been working on recently.Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I took the plunge and finally made miniature bettas for my miniature ponds/containers:
They'll be debuted at Tampa Comic Con (August 1-3) in clear glass cups. I believe I'll only have 10 on me, so if anything happens to make it through the weekend, they'll be put on Etsy.
I have more WIP pictures of my preparations for Comic Con on Tumblr and Instagram. If you're not following me there yet, you should since I've been more active there than here lately.
Cake Texture TutorialOne of my most frequently asked questions is how to create a realistic cake texture...Cake Texture Tutorial6 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I made a video tutorial:
Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_QcAGAPsGo
I learned this technique from Betsy Niederer, to see her full cake tutorial click here: http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/making-a-miniature-cake.html
Gallery updates may be few and far between, my time spent analyzing people's body fluids in a clinical lab is sapping my creative energy as of late.
~Giveaway time! // Mario Invincibility Stars:iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz:~Giveaway time! // Mario Invincibility Stars3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've realized I haven't done a giveaway for a while now, so...here it is!
I know how much everyone loves these cute little stars! They're the most popular item I have... so here's your chance to get a pair of these earrings for free!
HOW TO ENTER
Just this journal entry!
There's no need to me, but it would still be nice c:
RULES AND OTHER THINGS
[Bullet; Red] The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Your [+fav] number is your entry number.
[Bullet; Red] Deadline - November 25th.
[Bullet; Red] Be sure to have permission to give me your address. I will ship to any corner of the world!
[Bullet; Red] Please don't use fake accounts to enter.
[Bullet; Red] Bribing = disqualification.
WhatSo apparently Amazon won a patent for taking pictures against a while background. Someone on tumblr let me know and I had to look it up because it just seems so ridiculous. Apparently it’s for real.What2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve heard of stupid things, but this is above and beyond. Guess I’ll stick to photographing on black or grey backgrounds….until someone else patents it.
Here’s the article I found, in case anyone else wants to read it.
Realistic Pokemon Art Book!Stuff I SayRealistic Pokemon Art Book!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Realistic Pokemon-Volume One art book is now available. To order or get more information, go HERE
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I'm proud to announce......that I'm the "Mum" of the next Assassin's Creed game's main character (Assassin's Creed: Pirates) Well ok, it's just a little AC game next to the big ones, but.. I'm really happyI'm proud to announce...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't wait to share with you the concepts I've done for this game
Unfortunatly, Alonzo is not visible for the moment in the trailer, but he'll be on the Internet soon I guess haha! Excited!
For the moment, please, admire the work my colleagues have done on this game
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When you want a slot, please tell me immediatly what you want me to draw It's easier this way!
As I have some free time during lunch, I can open some commissions!
Sometimes I draw during my lunch break (so, at my workplace...) it may take some days/weeks to finish if my team needs me I also try to draw in the evening, but my eyes are still restin
Time-lapse video!Hello everyone!Time-lapse video!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have just uploaded an updated version of the time-lapse video for Rapunzel. If you have seen this video already, it's basically the same but the image is upside up, instead of upside down as originally recorded, so you get a better look at the picture being colored!
More UpdatesThe bettas are moving along and the resin has been poured! In a few hours I'll get to see the finished product, and hopefully get some pictures taken to show you all here.More Updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For now, have some teaser images:
Yes, the bowls do have real plants and I absolutely love how they look in them. Maybe I'll start experimenting with real plants more in the future.
[ GUIDE TO GHOULS ] Creating your Ghoul[ GUIDE TO GHOULS ]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ghouls look exactly like humans with a few changes. Most can change their sclera black with red iris called kakugan. Their tongues can't handle human food and will be repulsive and unable to digest human food either as it becomes dangerous if they do consume too much. They are only able to strive for human flesh and run on it. If they stay too long without human flesh they will become mentally unstable and WILL go kill for some without any reasoning.
Ghouls use kagune, or shining one, to function their weapon and claws in order to fight. When released, a ghoul’s physique is strengthened and are more resilient while their mobility heightens. A kagune is composed of Rc cells that flow just like blood and can become as solid as teeth, therefore earning the name “liquid muscles”. The Rc cells are released from a kakuhou, a sac that holds the cells, piercing the skin and the cells that are releas
Get featured! [feature for points]After some while of experimentation, I'm glad to announce that the feature thing is there to stay.Get featured! [feature for points]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the last half year I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the community and the people that got featured, which inspired me to setup an even faster and fairer method of featuring people on my page. Want to join the fun? Keep on reading. Questions will be answered below.
How does it work?
First find the thumbcode of the artwork you want to feature.
Go to my page, and click the donate button
Make sure to donate a minimum amount of 50 points.
Anything below 50 points will not work!!!
Give the points. Your work will now be featured
(It might take a while. I need to put it up first)
Why would I want this?
The general idea is to give beginning artists the chance to have their artwork featured on my front page. This might se
Why I crossplayIt's the male to female crossplays that usually get stranger looks from the crowd. I understand why and I'm actually fine with it.Why I crossplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked quite a lot in my years of cosplaying why I like to dress up as a girl at times. I was never able to give a definite answer back then. I suppose it was because I wasn't aware of why I did such a thing.
One reason would be that sometimes, I really just like the character's design. It's a hobby of mine to create things, and being able to materialize something I love makes me happy.
However now I believe I found the core reason of why I do it. Lately I've been delving deeper into doing more complicated costumes such as Capt. Jack Sparrow. In doing those, I realised that it's all about the transformation. Being a costume enthusiast ever since I was little, I've always found a certain joy in being able to turn myself into all sorts of characters. This carried over into my adulthood and I wanted to challenge myself even more.
There's so much prepa
#braggyHi Guys!#braggy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My works appeared on Pretty Little Liars' set, and you can see them on the last episode of Pretty Little Liars!!
My Online Store, Grand Opening : )My Online Store, Grand Opening : )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys Due to many Demand I'm now going to start selling some of my art online : ) Feel Free to check it out.
UpdatesIf you're following me on Instagram/Tumblr, you might know my website launch...didn't happen. There's a big issue where it won't remove one of a kind items from my shop after they're purchased, so that's delaying my launch until further notice. It sucks because everything else is ready to go. >.<Updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Haven't posted them here, but I've been working on some new items: dice holders! I know, I know - everyone is making dragon dice holders. But they're fun and give me something else to do aside from making fish and foods.
Here are my two newest ones (that I am super proud of!):
I'll be making some more tomorrow in order to replenish my stock from MetroCon/Tampa Bay Comic Con, so make sure to follow me on tumblr/Instagram to see them!
First YearToday marks my first year on dA (with this account) and my first year making clay miniatures.First Year3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a fantastic year. I've learned so much and progressed better than I thought I would. I've met some of the coolest people since I've started this, both on here and Tumblr. I doubt I would have kept going if it wasn't for you guys. You push me to improve and test new waters. So, truly, I appreciate all of my watchers and followers - from the comments of support to critiques and suggestions to improve. I wouldn't be where I am today without you all. c:
Here's a little look back at the past year.
First Pizza: :thumb291399173:
Last Pizza: 1:12 Pizzas by Bon-AppetEats
First Bread: :thumb291256473:
Last Bread: :thu