Interview for September: Lisa ShihMelbourne cosplay photographer Blackcrane56 (Lisa Shih) is our second interviewee. She won the MelCosPho 7 photography competition.
Q: How did you get into cosplay and cosplay photography?
Lisa: I first discovered cosplay when I just started getting into anime in high school and came across it online. I was fascinated and would spend hours on Cosplay.com and deviantArt just looking up cosplays of all my favourite characters. 2008 saw my first official cosplay. I attended my first Manifest that year, cosplaying the 3rd Exorcist uniform version of Lavi from D.Gray Man. It was such a failure of a first cosplay; I didn't even have a wig on back then.
I didn't start getting serious about this photography hobby until late 2010. When my friends and I first started cosplaying, we didn't know anyone in the community really, and had only just started attending meets—late starters we were—so it became a habit of ours to just do shoots for each other. This is
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Edit 09/11/2013: SUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE!! Stephanie and i have been supaa busy lately so we've not had much time to finalize the book and send it to printing. Good news! we are currently working on it and tomorrow as well in the hopes that we will be able to send it to print. This
Commissions: only sketches OPENEdit: For now I open sketch commissions only. If you're interested in other styles just ask me~Commissions: only sketches OPEN10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Send me a note explaining what you want me to draw and how you want me to draw it (pose, mood, background if you want one). A short description/OC reference will do
I'll then send you my PayPal and email info. I'll be able to show you the sketch and the progress of your commission. Remember, first you have to pay me before I start working on your commission
You'll receive a bigger version of your commission than the drawings I post here, without the watermark
I'll be posting the commissions on :iconzellie669-commishes:
The time I spend on your commission depends on how many people want commissions and how complex they are
I don't accept points
How to be a good subject for your photographer!You should try to:How to be a good subject for your photographer!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Instantly listens to quick prompts / direction.
- Be open to any critique mid or after shoots!
- Have a decent understanding of what the photographer is looking at (light/framing)
- Pose naturally and (if in Cosplay) act in character .
- Be confident for the duration of the shoot.
- Avoid being self concious.
- Be aware of the direction of light (to avoid unflattering shadows, etc)
- Loosen up! Literally. Shake your limbs and relax your muscles from time to time.
- Avoid squinting. If the sun is too bright you will naturally squint. Close your eyes and ask the photographer to do a count down.
- Throw ideas at your photographer. Be creative.
So there you go.. If you want to make life incredibly easy for your photographer try and nail the above points.
While I'm shooting I need 100% trust from my subject. I also can't have anyone disagreeing with my requests however odd they are (unless I ask em to do something dangerous, lol).
This completely breaks my creative flow
Shindig video chat event with me!!!Super exciting news, everyone! I am holding an interactive 1-hour online chat on Monday November 19th, from 9pmEST - 10pmEST!Shindig video chat event with me!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That means you guys can come hang out with me via webcam and talk cosplay, comics, anime, conventions and more! I'm using this awesome website called Shindig so all you have to do is RSVP in the link and come Monday the 19th JOIN the chat!
The best part? Send in your questions for me via email@example.com and Shindig will pick the most interesting ones for their streaming interview with me during the chat!
The 2nd best part? I will be in costume for the event! But you won't find out which costume until the 19th!
Please don't send questions via comments below, these WILL NOT COUNT! Only questions emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org will be chosen for the chat event!
Looking forward to hanging out with everyone!!
2014 Yaya Han Calendar - it's here!I thought now would be a good time to make the calendar available to the public since they were shipped out to me yesterday! After the successful trial run of last year's calendar, I wanted to make an even better cosplay calendar for 2014!2014 Yaya Han Calendar - it's here!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
To summarize: The 2014 Limited Edition Yaya Han Calendar features 12 months of new cosplay images printed on glossy 11x17 paper, which flips open to a 11x24 calendar. Out of the 12 monthly images, only 2 have been released before, all others are brand new and shot exclusively for the calendar. None of the images will be available as a print or poster, you will only be able to see them in the calendar.
FREE shipping within USA and Canada, $10 shipping everywhere else! It is again $24.99, just like last year, and will be signed and personalized by me! I'll post some teaser pics soon but you get a great idea of the calendar's look from the cover and back cover alre
Biweekly feature vol.1Hello everyone, I'm very happy to present the very first of the manyBiweekly feature vol.11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
feature journal. I'll be doing this every 2 weeks so this will allow the
feature art work to get a decent amount of views.
The feature journal is where I'll be posting some art works from artist
on DA that you guys suggested that don't have many views or favorites
and that deserve more. For the feature journal I have picked suggestions
for different category to make it more diverse.
Again, thank you allfor posting suggestions in my previous journal, sadly space is limited
so I will not be able to feature all the suggestions.
For the next feature,
If you have a piece from an artist that you really like and feel like
that they need some exposure, wither its photography, Crafting,
Painting, Drawings,etc please post below. Please make sure that they are
legit (not stolen art) and has below 1,000 faves.
without any more delay Lets get started : )
My Online Store, Grand Opening : )My Online Store, Grand Opening : )10 months 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.
:: FANART FOR OUR STORY ^____^ ::Something new!:: FANART FOR OUR STORY ^____^ ::3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission : Lis by shizeroCommission : Yaroslav by shizeroCommission : Sif by shizeroCommission_Sif by Kimir-RaLivadia by phoenixluAminael by phoenixluCommission : Sionra by JinkiManiaCommission : Sif by utenaxchanSif - Commission by solfieri
My favourite fanart of my characters:
Thank you! by AlicechanSif by fdasuarezRapunzel by haimeART45000 THX: Yaroslav by Split-HeartPrecursor by sanguisGelidusAngel for you by Kimir-RaCadence of her breath by Kimir-RaDream-sleep_colored by Kimir-RaForget me not by Kimir-RaDragon and Princess by Kimir-RaSif and Yaroslav for Sionra by DoroxDoroSIF by kaminary-san
Yaya Han YouTube Channel launch!Hi everyone! As a result of all of you rad people logging onto my Shindig online chat event last night, we crashed their server!!! I wanted to make it up to you guys so I recorded a video answering 15 questions you sent in and made a new YouTube Channel!Yaya Han YouTube Channel launch!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Watch the video here!
Subscribe to my Channel here - I'll be uploading a new video tomorrow and regularly from here on!
Send in your cosplay questions to my Facebook via Message! I will answer them in future videos!
Thank you guys so much for your support! Love you all!
Beautiful Photography ++Think Photography is easy as a pie?Beautiful Photography ++7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll tell you what. Photography is the sum of a good amount of virtues. It is talent and inspiration. Creativity and imagination. Commitment and devotion. Patience and attention. Skill and technique. Team spirit and concentration. Art knowledge and innovation. Also, it requires a whole lotta time. And the list may go further and further.
So before you start judging the others' works, think. Don't go throwing sour remarks. Try to be a little sweet and understanding. And if you don't have anything nice to say, just move on. Find what you like and let others do what they like.
To every photographer who recognizes the need of all above, and never stops learning in the pursuit of those virtues, don't forget to Always protect what is yours. And don't you let anyone underestimate you. For I'm sure you put your mind, and body, AND soul in every single photograph you take.
Birthdays: Chris PattonToday is the Birthday of one of our awesome Voice Actors, Chris Patton!!!Birthdays: Chris Patton1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You guys might know Chris Patton as the voice of Greed from Fullmetal Alchemist, Sousuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic!, Fakir from Princess Tutu, Ayato Kamina from RahXephon, and Asura from Soul Eater.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!
If you guys wanna see what other Voice Actors are having Birthdays, we'll update as they come along. There is also a List on the front Page.
sticker/print shop :DHallooo, sorry for spamming again.sticker/print shop :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just made a RedBubble account after trying out a handful of different store sites.
I have to stop selling prints directly for a few months so this is my temporary replacement.
They make stickers which is kinda nifty 8) cause who doesn't like stickers??! (Ok besides mothers with small children who stick them all over the walls.) I ordered a few so I can see the quality for myself, but they haven't arrived yet.
Prints/posters are available too. Til now I've never sold big ones online before due to shipping hassles Basically all my usual convention merch and some additional Parashi images are there. (Still being uploaded, slowly.)
Unfortunately the prices are a bit higher than my standard convention prices since RB takes a big chunk of it , however it does auto-discou
Best Donators list 2013"Thanks for every body Who donated me and joined the points give aways with mrfarts , its almost 1,00,000 points now . Donations pools are still open and the points u will donate will be added to ur current Points and u will be placed on list according to it " - thanksBest Donators list 20133 months ago in Personal More Like This
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I got tagged and questions for you guys! ~Since I'm such a boring pants I will not copy the rules.. I will just answer the questions and put up ten more and if you want to answer them go ahead and leave a comment! ~I got tagged and questions for you guys! ~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The 10 Questions I got:
1. What is your favorite book out of anything you read in the past year?
Answer: That must really be the First "The Hunger Games" book, I was really into it just by the first chapter.. I'm planning to read the others when I have time for it! :3
2. What TV, book, manga, or drama couple is your favorite right now?
Answer: Since I'm watching Yu-Gi-Oh currently with my Boyfriend I must say that Puppyshipping (SetoxJono/Joey) is my favorite couple right now! But there is also Cherik (CharlesxErik) from X-Men that I will probably never stop liking and obsessing about!
3. Do you have a favorite Kpop or Jpop band? Artist?
Answer: Unfortunatly I don't listen to K-pop.. J-pop or any pop with a letter before it.. I have never found it intresting to listen to music which I don't understand
Birthdays: Troy BakerToday is the Birthday of one of our awesome Voice Actors, Troy Baker!!!Birthdays: Troy Baker1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You guys might know Troy Baker as the voice of Frank Archer from Fullmetal Alchemist, Ling/Greed from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Abel Nightroad from Trinity Blood, Pain from Naruto: Shippuuden, and Schneizel el Britannia from Code Geass.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TROY!
If you guys wanna see what other Voice Actors are having Birthdays, we'll update as they come along. There is also a List on the front Page.
Buy my book!My book is OUT! Get yourself a copy: http://www.sketchoholic.com/flipbook/art-of-patrick-brownBuy my book!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
With over 40 pages showcasing my art along with details on how I went about creating them, this is what you've been waiting for!
Now available in PDF and IPAD, the book will be available in PRINT Dec 27th. I'm so excited about this, help me out and buy my book
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=111626269009323&set=a.107791976059419.14069.107748009397149&type=1&theater Please LIKE and SHARE this to help get the word out, there will be a lot more to go along with this book, we have contests lined up along with exclusive art done by me for some lucky fans.
Make sure you LIKE my http://sketchoholic.com/flipbook/art-of-patrick-brown page and leave a comment with your Sketchoholic.com Username and full name and your website if you have one. Mad Artist Publishing and I will be giving away free digital copies of my book every week.
Thanks to Mad Artist Publishing fo
Apparel Collection: Movie TimeTo wear this shirt is to cast yourself as the main character in the film of your life, with the dynamic and brightly colored images that make our days as beautifully composed as any award-winning movie. Art is a projection of your creative vision, so project it proudly!Apparel Collection: Movie Time1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Art exists across many media, from the very static to the super dynamic. Moving-picture media is a great subject matter, and it is the inspiration for this graphic illustration.
This design began on tracing paper with a sharpie marker as fast and furious lines over a pencil drawing. Knowing that this would be a shirt graphic and wanting to mix up the styles on the collection, I was happy with the drawing but wanted to move a different direction. In searching through images of movie-making and projecting systems, old-school projector technology caught my eye as a relic of times past. It’s all about following the inspiration, and the imagery of this machine that existed as a building block for the film technology we
Cosplay summary 2012 + 2013 plans!Greetingssssss~~!! Happy New Year everyone! Hello to new watchers, and thank you to watchers who have stuck with me this farCosplay summary 2012 + 2013 plans!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Got back from Japan/UK trip on the weekend *__* Have been unpacking and sorting stuff ever since lol 8'D
Thought I should put up a 2012 shoots summary! UtaPri + otome games year rofl...so many
Have updated the cos list on my page too, but copying it out here~~ those of you who have been following me for a while will know that there are cosplays that have been sitting on this list for a couple of years now...I have a tendency to find new things and randomly decide to cos them IMMEDIATELY lol, so other things get pushed back! Basically it's a list of things I have the intention of cosing >3
Sony's PS4 Press ConferencePS4:Sony's PS4 Press Conference1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- will work with used PS4 games (the thing that it'd block used games was only a patent they made, which doesn't necessary mean they will ever implement it);
- is not backwards compatible with bought PS3 retail/digital games (you might be able to play them via the Gaikai streaming services, although I fear a repurchase of the respective titles is needed).
Ok, so I needed to state these 2 things first, because it's what counts the most and many persons don't know the truth.
I wanted to wait this much after the press conference to see the media reaction to it and also let the hype train leave me be so I can be more just in my statements, without being a total fanboy as I tend to be for each console separately, when they throw some amazing stuff at me. What drove me this excited was the idea of a new generation and the thought that blew me right into the image of the games I want to see in this new generation, because I just can't imagine how they'll be looking like. For insta
Ange10 Art WorkAnge10 Art Work1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Saeko Busujima Cosplay by Nao-Dignity
Regret by Ange10Moka Akashiya Cosplay by Nao-Dignity
Le petit chaperon rouge by Ange10Red Riding Hood by Nao-Dignity
Rock Nao by Ange10Red Haired Hipster Guitar Lover by Nao-Dignity
More awesome works here: :iconange10: http://ange10.deviantart.com/
this year, it's Christmas againMay it be a peaceful,this year, it's Christmas again1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Christmas, my friends.
Undiscovered I + points giveawayI decided to start a weekly feature including works I find in the "Undiscovered" browse mode... These are simply amazing and mostly underappreciated so show their owners some love and fave them. Don't forget to leave a comment too. Fave this journal to spread the love, it is really worth it (scroll down to get to know more ).Undiscovered I + points giveaway7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
bewilderness by davespertine
Untitled by rasto1893
Masked by AnneLysa.. . . . . ..... by Frozen-photoHide in Paradise by Aurelia-Isabella
...With Grace by mrxthanh