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Journal Entry: Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:13 AM


FREE Classy Status button: Commissions are closed by koffeelam FREE Classy Status button: Ask me about trades by koffeelam

Closing my commissions for the moment, sorry guys! If you would like a commission, you can message me with details about your idea, and I may be able to provide you with a rough time estimate as to when I will be able to get round to your artwork.

As for those who are in the commission queue, I do apologize for the wait! They're coming along slowly due to multitasking with all my uni assignments D: I'll message you individually when I start yours, so don't fret C:

Thanks everyone for your support!

Sketches
- $10
- plus $5 for every extra character
- Detailed linework with no background

Full Colour - Simple Background
- $20
- plus $7 for every extra character
- Detailed, fully coloured character
- Coloured/patterened background

Full Colour - Detailed Background
- $25
- plus $10 for every extra character
- Highly detailed, fully coloured character
- Highly detailed background of scene/environment

For samples of each, see my Commission info image:



Payment
I take payment via Paypal (preferred) or deviantart points!
I may also accept art trades instead of payment in some circumstances C:

Send me a note to make an order, or to ask questions. I'll also answer questions in the comments section (:


Commission Status
Progress Bar - Sketching by Oceannist Brett1486 AC3 pairing
Progress Bar - Starting by Oceannist Orochimaru
Progress Bar - Starting by Oceannist Samus
Progress Bar - Starting by Oceannist Seras
Progress Bar - Starting by Oceannist ChicimonoArt Iorveth
Progress Bar - Starting by Oceannist LaLaFoxtrot AC3 Art trade
Progress Bar - Starting by Oceannist OC pairing
Progress Bar - Starting by Oceannist Fratellanza Gift art Haytham Kenway

Finished Commissions
MFM-Photography Lee Everett fav.me/d5onmjn
Jackie Estacado fav.me/d5pbvgt
World of Warcraft fav.me/d5pbu7f
Rainbow-Flare001 Link fav.me/d5tcdcc
teralilac Art trade Ezio fav.me/d5s7qm5
MFM-Photography Vergil DmC fav.me/d5uqpei

Features


Make the Devil Cry [Update] by GreyRadian Desmond by Namecchan Atlantic Ocean, day 59 by ufficiosulretro Last Angel by nercali Phone call by Hinoe-0 Your name is Dante by CharlieRomeo Ezio Auditore by teralilac doodle_Dante by ebonykkk


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Riza Hawkeye cosplay! ~

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 15, 2013, 7:38 AM


Hello you guys! :la:

Today I got two packages delivered to me! :happybounce:
It was my Riza Hawkeye cosplay, My Boyfriends Roy Mustang Cosplay and My Bestfriends Maes Hughes Cosplay! :iconiloveitplz: :heart:
I'm so happy since they look really AMAZING! :heart:

I'm looking forward to show it to you guys! We will probably take some pictures this weekend! :iconhawkeyeplz:

Also I'm thinking about starting a donation poll.. For another Premium Membership.
So tell me what you think about that! :hug: :heart:

Hope to hear from you soon and have a great week! :iconhappyloveplz:

Love. :iconroseplz: :heart:

Millie - :iconmillahwood:

Also don't forget to check out my Riza Hawkeye previews! :
millahwood.deviantart.com/gall…

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  • Watching: Law and Order SUV! ~
  • Playing: Games on my phone! xD
  • Eating: Chicken salad!
  • Drinking: bubble water :3
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Commissions - OPEN

Journal Entry: Thu May 26, 2011, 3:56 AM


:star: COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN :star:

Probably you've seen I've activated the new commissions widget, but I prefer if you skip it and directly send me a note and send the payment as usual so you don't have to pay more money for the same work.

SLOTS (0/10)
1. Ashecroft (2) (PAID): 1- 100% FINISHED 2- 75% Inking
2. Private (PAID 50%): 75% Sketching 2- Sketching 5%
3. Glance (PAID): 33% Colouring
4. Kaki-Irai (PAID): 5% sketching
5. Maxa-art (2) 0% (Reserved)
6. MFM-Photography 0% (Reserved)
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These are the prices for my drawings and illustrations. If you're interested please send me a note or an e-mail.


CONDITIONS:
1. What I accept:
- Original characters
- Fanart
- Erotic and hentai content
- Kawaii, Gothic, Pop, Romance, Religious themes, Battles, Scenaries, Landscapes...
- Digital realistic portraits
- Manga caricatures of real life people
- Chibis
- Comic pages (Colour and black&white)
- Based on photography illustrations (Realistic or manga style)
- Anything you can imagine, just let me know.

2. What I don't accept:
- Gore or extreme violence
- Scatological
- Tracing or remaking other artists drawings
- Hatred content and character bashing
- Racism or anti-Semitic content (any religion)
- Political content

3. Payments must be done with paypal, after the drawing is finished for sketches and lineart. You will have to pay 50% before when I have to colour it and the final 50% when it's finished.

4. I work and ask for money in euros. So if you live outside Europe, the price will vary depending on your country's coin value. You can check www.xe.com to convert euros into dollars.

5. I will upload a watermarked copy to my DA gallery or webpage as a commission example. (Unlesh you prefer me not to do it, in that case you just have to tell me)

PRICES


:bulletblue:Option 1: Just sketch
- Each character: 10€

:bulletpurple:Option 2: Just Lineart (Ink)
- Each character: 25€

:bulletblue:Option 3: Colour
- 1 character: 40€
- Couples: 70€
- Groups (Max. 5 characters): 35€ per character

Backgrounds:
- Plane or simple background: Free
- Scenary, room, landscape: 25€

:bulletpurple:Option 4: Black and white (Manga tones)
- 1 character: 30€
- Couples: 50€

:bulletpurple:Option 5: Chibis
- Each chibi: 20€

When you pay you will recieve a copy file from the original in TIFF so you can print it on A4 size without watermarks (The ones I use on Deviantart). If you want the original PSD file, you will have to pay an extra for it (The prices depend on the characteristics of the drawing you asked for)

:star:MOST RECENT FINISHED COMMISSIONS:star:

Inari magazine cover December 2013: VIDEOGAMES by Prettio Summer event commission Nekoyasha12 by Prettio Phoenix Lina - Commission by Prettio Summer event commission Rina-Ran by Prettio Summer event commission Ubernewtype by Prettio Summer event commission for Daugther of Tepes by Prettio Ship in a bottle New header by Prettio Commission - Crossover Olivier x Shura by Prettio Commission - King Gesar by Prettio Commission - Shinichi x Ran by Prettio Commission - Ohanzee by Prettio Commission Luna and Xellos by Prettio Commission - Mandy by Prettio Commission - Fly by Prettio Commission - Seby by Prettio Commission - Zoey by Prettio Commission Disgaea - Prier by Prettio Comm - Five shades of white by Prettio Commission - TYRA OEIL-DE-LOUP by Prettio Hellmaster Phibrizzo by Prettio Commission - Pharoah by Prettio Commission - Gourry and Shadow by Prettio





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::Monochrome passions order info::

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 16, 2013, 9:11 AM




"Monochrome passions II" Artbook order OPEN!
This artbook contains illustrations and stories by :iconsionra::iconkimir-ra:

:bulletblue: Info:
A5 format, soft-cover, fullcolor
104 pages
Language English (French and Russian translations files may be added by request)
This is 18+ Artbook

� Price: 18 USD
� Shipping worldwide: 13USD

:bulletblue: Preview:

Monochrome Passions artbook cover by Kimir-Ra Artbook preview: Temptress by Kimir-Ra  Sacrifice by Kimir-Ra
Monochrome passions 2 Artbook by Kimir-Ra Tiger kiss by Kimir-Ra Sweet witch by Kimir-Ra

:bulletblue: >>>Order here<<<



Russia by LifesDestiny Подробности о заказе вы можете найти здесь >> kimirra-sion-art-group.diary.r…



::You can read stories about our with sionra characters here::

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Undiscovered I + points giveaway

Sun Sep 8, 2013, 9:36 AM
I 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 ;)).

Surreal Sunflower Field by Lyzbil
3.9.2013: For the Light II by SuensyanMoorbirken by Knechterlate summer by indojo
Where hope and daylight die by Topielica666
_ Summer's End _ by EYELIGHTZONE
A R I E N by iamthewoodendoor772 by Nigritabewilderness by davespertine
Masked by AnneLysa.. . . . .     ..... by Frozen-photoHide in Paradise by Aurelia-Isabella
...With Grace by mrxthanh
Once you lose that innocence XXI by MoosiatkoViktoria by eugene-kukulka
beautiful Madeleine by Yusik222
person who named bird by SolMayForest Guardians by Obsessed-by
2079712 by harequil
imaginary wedding III by SlevinAaronSomething to forget by Meravigiliosa
Untitled by NadyaKireeva
Secrets of the forest by va11eWithdrawal by beyondimpression
Ingravity by Rebeca-Cygnus
impenetrable by ginger-with-a-camera
Wolf by eulalievarenne
Yet another by EivindHansenzbigniew preisner by cPaos
i need you more than i can take by sanjalydia
Untitled by marshmallow-childUntitled by FabriziaMiliaPhotos
Untitled by Artic-art
Untitled by marshmallow-child
Maria by ownroom
time for me to go by ma0amkaself portrait by abreathlessdream
In the rain by monikha
stephan micus by cPaos
Mucky Pup by InayatShah
By the beach by chimneysweeperMersey ferry by pavboq
run in fog by lechmarcin
the light by lightdrafterUntitled by vulezvrk
Instant Noodles by Nattygrego
on the other side by davespertine
blue day by augenweide
The Last Lights of Hope by Einsilbig
Blue Note by Art2mys



So, I am sure that you have admired all of these beauties, faved them and commented on them as well... Now a little reward for your effort ;)

1 x 200, 1 x 100 and 1 x 50 points giveaway!!! If you are my watcher then you can get twice as much!!! :D All you have to do is to fave this journal. I will choose the winners through random.org and announce them in the next feature.
Have a very nice week! :peace: :love:



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UNDISCOVERED III + POINTS GIVEAWAY

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 11:40 AM
Some time ago I started making weekly features of the works that I've found in the undiscovered browse mode.... Then the things became a little bit complicated, I got a job as a roofer and had almost no free time which also meant no time for photos nor dA.
Now I'm trying as much as possible to keep having fun with my camera and be active here again since all of you are so wonderful. I will also try to continue making those features and highlight all of those great and underappreciated artists. In every feature I will try to make some points giveaway too, just to encourage you to be more supportive. Remember that it's not about the points but about appreciating the art and being as much human as possible. And what is more human than helping each other? So, take a look at these works, comment on them, fave them and help their artists grow! Fave this journal to spread the love and scroll sloooowly down to get to know more about this issue's giveaway ;)


der Morgen by ArkanumTenebrae

A Distant Stranger by jkrabForet4 by hubert61

Landscape by Kawaielli

La Foret IX by siamesesamThe Fallout by IndigoSummerr

silence V by indojo

is this the place? by pitchblackaisles

Winter Dress by ildiko-neer

A cold, cold day. by lomaticHighlands-9 by Kaarmen

High Prairie by BWilliamWest

Morning Blues II by FelixInden

cold clouds by vally5Cembalo by Trashins

Lighthouse by thedaydreaminggirl

Headspin by siamesesamFIRST FIRES by Grafilogika

Shake it up by Norrington1

Tanya by AnitaAntiIn the woods. by Lukreszja

Then they took you away by deadlychris

777 by Sssssergiuherbal witch by ginger-with-a-camera

... by absentii

one of a kind. by Sea-of-Ice

RAW ARTISTS / KINYA OTA 03 by corvus-crux

leave my body by JillianXeniaBruisegraphy by NataliaDrepina

STARWARS GEISHA by simsalabima

feathers by Carlotaarmengol

Transition by bliXX-aYOU ARE MORE - I by kevissimo

Inner Voice by Arahiel

Split Personality by ArahielJ by kakaoconad

Whirl by mary-jeanne

Kseniya by CreameCaramelehazel bright by DD-PhotoDesign

Jacs - 2 by thesensualeye

beneath by deadendsoulyou just fade away by Fledermausland

Louise BW Neon by Who-Is-Chill

Dot by LemonLemonLemonTransfiguration by kuzminphoto

00584 by NunoFigueira

Golden Wedding Anniversary II by nettocastroSouth Beach cougars by PatrickMonnier

distance by schnotte

Cherish by lomatic      by deadendsoul

F i r s t  S n o w by pigarot

Begining of winter in Gdansk by piXelRider

*** by AlyonaTravkinaferris wheel by GentleAutumn

The View by ThatAzianGuy

Wide Angle by AlexandruCrisan

Memoria by RonnyEngelmann

Tabula rasa # 4 by hoodoo78Token of a Tree by SanIakob

I by Vlue

Rampartly by Dave-HeyborneUrban Radiations by WTek79

Arcadia by insolitus85


I hope that you've shown some love to these beauties!
:love::love::love:

Now, you can have a chance to win 2 x 250 points, all you need to do is to fave this journal... Remember that you can get double as much if you are my watcher :eyes:
I will choose the winners through random.org and announce them in the next feature. 

Last issue's winner was: :iconnanami-yukari: Congrats! :rose:

Wish you all the best! :wave:

Btw, do you have instagram? Great, me too! Follow me here then! :love:


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Introducing you COPY

Fri May 31, 2013, 12:57 AM


Introducing you COPY, Dropbox's direct competitor.

It's technically the same as Dropbox, but offers much more space at an initial 15gb of cloud space FREE.

So click this 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 copy.com?r=veqtNG

*edit*

Just to push up and let more people know about this! :D

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 the extra 5gb of space free.
Do remember to do it soon! :D

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Is it Me? Or is Deviantart Dying?

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 28, 2014, 8:36 AM




I was chatting to some art/writing friends online, and it seemed to be something we agreed upon.

Deviantart seems kinda dead, or like it's dying or something. Or is that just for me ( and the people I've spoken to?). Honestly, I think a lot of the changes they made are responsible.

Disclaimer (because I always need one for some reason). This is my journal. It is my opinion. If you have a different opinion I'd love to hear it. I'm not out to offend anyone (kind of sadly hilarious I have to post these more and more lol ).

I've been here a long time. Well, I suppose I wasn't active for many years. I lived in Japan and Deviantart has no presence there. But then 3.5  years ago I decided to teach myself to paint, so I suddenly became active.

I think a lot of the recent Site Updates to Deviantart have really made things hard for those of us who are serious about artwork ( or maybe everyone?). Usually, it was fairly standard that when you post a new deviation, you get a surge of views to your profile page. It's only natural, because you released ( or unleashed :crazy: ) something new, and thus it attracts more attention to you than when you're in between projects and doing nothing.

But not anymore.

I released new art before the update, and it did much like usual. I had an increase in page viewers, a bunch of new watchers etc etc.
Then I released a new one after the update, and there was a dramatic decline. I didn't get any such increase in much of anything at all. I'm not saying that the world should gather at my mighty feet and gaze, slack-jawed in awe over whatever art I post ( :XD: ), but the absolute lack of pageviews and activity is noticeable.  I get less pageviews when I post new art now than I did 2 years ago.

My friends said the same thing about their pages, that they actually got more views and new followers every time they posted about a year and a half ago than they do now. And it's not because they have changed focus. It's not because a style switch, or that they aren't improving. 

Is this happening to you too? If so, why do you think?

I think it's because Deviantart has created so much noise everywhere, so much distractions on every single page, whether it be the Browse pages, the Feeds, the 27 thumbnails on every single piece of artwork we upload that it's just overpowering that less and less people bother to look further into a single artist beyond one piece of work.  I can just say for myself, I don't actually interact as much as I used to. I think I've seen maybe, 2 Daily Deviations since the changes ( and bear in mind I'm a Beta tester so I've had them for quite awhile). And I've heard from artists who have received Daily Deviations that it just wasn't like it used to be, The overall views on them are far less no that they are no longer in the footer. They just don't have the same impact.

Now I will post a cute picture of my dog so the people who like to get offended will remember cute things are the only important things, and that this is an opinion,  and we all are having a nice conversation over tea and cookies.

Yuki2 by K-Koji


Anyways.....
I've barely seen a popular journal or news since the update. Because though I think the Today page is better than it used to be, that whole endless scroll thing is just too much for me. I tried scrolling, and with all the information, if I touch the mouse just a WEE bit too much, it POPS into like.. last week. I found myself on October 24th today. And thus I don't even know where I am in it let alone see anything I want. It seems filled with the same artists all the time ( and don't get me wrong, they are talented and I like them but for me, it can get a bit old). Then I have to scroll through 800 articles from the same guy. I'm sure he's nice, but yanno, I'm not interested. If it was locked or had the option of being one neat little page, and there was one or two articles showcased, maybe then. But now it's too overpowering and I don't bother.
It's like hitting an information brick wall lol. So now,  maybe I look once a week and then Im repelled a bit.


Then with the Activity Feed. It is bombarded by a massive amount of thumbnails. You have the ability to comment and fav right there with no incentive to click on the artists gallery. If I actually did click on the artwork, sometimes I'm not even TAKEN to that art. I'm taken to a Collections gallery. I had to scroll through endless thumbnails to see some of the information and other comments (which is what I care about, not what Collections they are in), and often just got distracted and clicked away.
  I barely use my feed, but when I looked at it to try it out the first few times, I found the thumbnails were so large that I saw the painting perfectly fine so I didn't actually need to go in for a closer look. I also missed out when artists I actively watch posted a new deviation because it got lost in it all.

Once again...let's take deep breaths :meow: . You do not have to think the same as me

Yukimorning by K-Koji


In all this noise, there is still only ONE way to :+devwatch: an artist. You can comment, fav, share, and all that crap for people's Collections, but they didn't bother to add any :+devwatch: buttons.  Why not? I think they are desperately needed. Because if fewer and fewer people are bothering to click on someone's profile page, no one will be able to get a following.
 Don't think it's vain that people want a following. It's not some absurd, 2 dimensional quest for e-popularity. Well, maybe it is for some people, but for artists that need to sell their work, it's crucial. If you don't sell your work, or hope to one day sell your work, this might not make sense to you. But it's fact, and yanno, people need to have a bit of empathy for that.

The "More Like This" fiasco actually tanked a lot of stock artists trying to sell premium content. Because think about it:  you land on their page, like the stock, and see it costs 100points (less than a dollar). But then, there are 18 thumbnails beside it with more stock that's FREE. So you just endlessly click until you find something that costs nothing. And now, there are even more thumbnails on every deviation page.

I think for the first time, I'm beginning to understand why so many of the great artists I follow are moving to Tumblr, or other places.  I'm not saying this for dramatic effect or anything. I'm not leaving of course, I LOVE most of the people I've met here, but I think my focus is going to shift more now to other Sites. Because the feed system works on Tumblr ( I don't think so much here). I think things are very straight forward there. My blog page is mine, and it's free from advertisements. I dont have any overlords slapping things on my artwork with me having no say about it.  I know that it comes with it's own difficulties and limitations, as do all Sites, but it's beginning to look like the way to go.

It's funny that way. The more Deviantart tries to emulate other sites, the more it's directing traffic to them. Or maybe it's just my feelings and that of the people I talk to? I find I feel more disengaged with the community now than ever, but maybe it's because I just have the type of brain that finds a shitload of constant information shuts me out more than it makes me interested :o.

What do you think? I'm aware that maybe it's different for other people, so I'm open to hear about it.

But bottom line: We need more Watch :+devwatch: buttons. For the love of God, DA, throw the poor working artists a bone once in awhile.


Edit: I never knew a journal could get into the What's Hot section :ohnoes: . This is has received a lot more attention than I thought. Please bear in mind this is just one persons personal journal. I tried to present my thoughts with care.  This isn't a reflection of what I think of DA Staff. I think most of them are nice people doing their jobs as best they can and I know very well there are a lot of things none of us users can ever know regarding what goes on.

just throwing that out there because even with 3 disclaimers and 2 puppy pictures, as expected, people are still getting spiteful. :XD:







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Melbourne cosplay photographer Neil Creek is our fourth interviewee. His dA profile is neilcreek, and his photography was featured last February: melcospho.deviantart.com/art/F…


Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?

Neil: Kind of by accident. I first attended Manifest in its second year, in 2001. I took along my brand new video camera, not knowing really what to expect but being dimly aware that there might be people dressed up. Two things were quickly obvious to me: cosplay and cosplayers were awesome, and I'd need a better camera. It wasn't till 2004 that I could shoot cosplay with my first DSLR that I became completely hooked.


Q: How have cosplay meets and conventions changed since 2001?

Neil: They have changed so much! Mostly to get much much bigger and much more involved. I commented to Hayden at MelCosPho 13 that there were more people there than at the first Manifest. Back then, there were no meets and Manifest was the only anime con in Australia. It was very much a 'club run' type event, and, though it had a great community atmosphere, it was nothing of the scale that there is today. Now we have the choice of half a dozen cons, more meetups than anyone could possibly attend and literally thousands of cosplayers. And that's just in Melbourne!


Q: What aspects of cosplay photography appeal to you compared to the other photography work you do?

Neil: Cosplayers. They are creative people with a love of their character and are happy to be the centre of attention for a while. Sometimes working with clients, the hardest thing can be to get them to relax in front of the camera. Cosplayers are already having fun, and often feeling in character. Combine that with the fact that costumes are often colourful, flashy and interesting to look at, and that they lend themselves to dramatic poses and theatrical photo shoots, and it's easy to see why photographers love shooting cosplayers!


Q: Which is your favourite cosplay photo that you've taken?

Neil: This is such a tough question. It changes all the time, and I tend to favour recent shots. I think that given how well received it was, how much it pushed my boundaries at the time, and how lots of different skills from everyone involved came together to make this shot, it's probably going to be a long-term favourite: neilcreek.smugmug.com/Folio/Co…

Sweeping Keyblades by neilcreek


Q: You've been a cosplay photographer in Melbourne perhaps longer than anybody. Was there any golden era, one where the opportunities for cosplay photography were the closest to perfect?

Neil: Now is our golden time! There are so many opportunities, cosplayers, themed events, huge conventions, fellow photographers and ways to share our work. A cosplay photographer today has their pick of events to attend, many cosplayers of different interests to work with, social networking services to show our work to as many people as possible, and I think possibly most importantly, the relationship between cosplayers and photographers is a mutually beneficial and respectful one. I hear stories about international communities being more competitive and even hostile. I think here and now, in Australia, is the best time and place for cosplay photography.


Q: What equipment and software do you use, and what would you most like to upgrade?

Neil: I primarily shoot with a Canon 5D Mk III, 24-70mm and 50-500mm lenses and off-camera flashes. I've got a bunch of other gear in my bag that gets used less frequently. I process all of my photos in Adobe Lightroom 4 and occasionally use Photoshop for some photo-manipulation if the photo calls for it. What I most need to upgrade right now is my desktop PC, as it's starting to struggle processing the large RAW files I shoot. I'm happy with my current camera kit.


Q: Whose work inspires you?

This is another difficult question because I draw my inspiration from everywhere. The work of the cosplayers themselves which they put into their costumes I think inspires me most. Wanting to capture their work, as well as the character they are taking on is my greatest inspiration. The community of Melbourne photographers is also a huge inspiration. They all have passion and creativity and their own unique vision. Every time they post a new shoot I'm amazed, and I love watching them grow. Beyond that, I follow a few tags on tumblr and a few users on Deviant Art, but most of my inspiration comes from much closer to home.


Q: Are you watching any airing anime right now?

Neil: The most recent title I'm still watching is Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, which I picked up after a recommendation. It started out as mostly fan-service and little plot, but the plot came into it around episodes 3 and 4. Since then, it's become really quite interesting. I think I'm enjoying it because it's mostly about the struggles of a group of young creative people to follow their dreams despite the obstacles that life puts in front of them. It's quite inspirational.


Q: Does any anime, manga, or game hold a special place in your heart?

Neil: I love so many titles, but none get me in the feels quite like Kaleido Star. Similar to Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, it's about people following their dreams against the odds, and it's incredibly uplifting and motivational. Not to mention it's gorgeous to watch and has so many beautiful costumes. I honestly have no idea why more people don't know about it and cosplay from it! A dream shoot for me would be a Kaleido Star group shoot in a circus big top. Also, Sora Naegino is my only 'anime crush', haha!


Q: Do you ever feel tempted to cosplay when you greatly enjoy an anime?

Neil: I actually love making costumes, and have worn one to Manifest once, and I've made a few others for costume parties years in the past. So I'm often tempted, but I know I don't have the time that cosplay demands, and I can't shoot and pose at the same time, so I'll always choose to shoot. If I were able to make my dream cosplay however, it would actually be the Ingram AV-98 Patrol Labor 'Alphonse' from Patlabor: www.macross2.net/m3/moremecha/…


Q: You're the author of several successful eBooks about photography. What photography tip have you personally found most useful?

Neil: Keep shooting. Nothing will make you a better photographer than to push yourself to always keep shooting. Even if you get in a rut, if you feel lazy, if you run out of ideas, push yourself and try to shoot at least every week. If you look at your work after shooting, see what you like and what you don't like, and try to incorporate what you have learned into your next shoot, I guarantee you will see your photography improve greatly in just a few months. And even after years, never stop. Try new ideas, seek new inspiration, push your creative barriers. It's in doing this that I'm my happiest, and I plan to be shooting for the rest of my life.
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