Battle of the Brands - The Polymer Clay ConundrumMany of us start with one brand of polymer clay to start, and as we embrace the clays pros, we often eventually get used to the cons as well and work our way around them. But what if you knew which brand was right for you before you even touched the clay? Each polymer clay brand has many characteristics that make it distinct from other brands, so if you are looking for a specific trait in your clay, you might want to read on. Who knows, you might find something better then what you are working with right now.Battle of the Brands - The Polymer Clay Conundrum5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have personally tried every popular brand of polymer clay, and there are about five of them. There are also the polymer clays that require painting afterwards, like Studio by Sculpey as well as Super Sculpey... but I will not get into those.
The five most easily attainable clays are Fimo Classic, Fimo Soft, Sculpey III, Premo, and Kato Polyclay. Each have their own distinct characteristics, pros, cons, and baking times. These are my findings in point form:
deviantART Favorites downloader is outWell, I finally released it.deviantART Favorites downloader is out4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been using it for some time now, and it look stable enough for me to publish it online.
What does it do? You see all your favorite you've been getting? Well, this software save them for you on your disk. Just put your username, or any other deviant username, and it will download all the favorite to your machine.
Very convenient to keep an offline copy of all the arts you love. You can even use the downloaded file for a slide show, screen saver or wall paper.
Personally, I have a gadget that display the arts taken from the download folder and play them in a small slideshow gadget
Get it at sourceforge @ https://sourceforge.net/projects/dafavdownloader/
**** Update ****
Version 1.0.1 has been uploaded.
It fix a validation issue with Windows 7/Vista when using the default location. Those using their own custom location (c:deviantART for instance) were unaffected.
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* Added Support
Mini Horror Reviews - Mama (2013)Mini Horror Reviews - Mama (2013)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Something is in the Basement by david-sladek
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
Japanese Mythos Contest! WINNERS ANNOUNCEDJan 13th:Japanese Mythos Contest! WINNERS ANNOUNCED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Tennin" by digitalpastel has won the contest and prize of $50!
Making haliax our Honorable Mention with a prize of 3 months subscription!
Thank you to every single artist that participated and made this contest a huuuuge success!
I loved seeing all the various entries!
I can't wait to host the next contest!
Jan. 11th: VOTING OPEN!
Read further for instructions!
Please make sure you read the previous update before voting. This is about the art, not popularity.
To vote, please scroll below to the entry gallery in the journal and find which you like best!
Once you have, please visit the voting poll to cast your vote!
This time I ask no one vote for themselves since only the first 50 votes can be counted.
Appleseed Alpha (2014) ReviewFollow Me on FacebookAppleseed Alpha (2014) Review10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Short Review....go, go and watch this awesome piece of Cyberpunk ART....your welcome
Ok, I been waiting for see this film since I saw the trailer early few months ago and this came as surprise I haven't ANY IDEA that a new Appleseed movie was in developed until I saw the trailer, and boy did that alone let me punked to see this.
First this film looks UNBELIEVABLE AMAZING, far superior to Appleseed and EX Machina when it come to CG, and the character design looks astonishing, from the backgrounds, to the vehicles and the characters and Cyborgs
Galactic Empire under new managementWow. This I didn't see coming: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20146942Galactic Empire under new management3 years ago in Personal More Like This
$4 Billion? (£2.5 Billion, in real money)
Not as much as Pixar.....but then, if Lucasfilm were a house, JarJar would be the devaluing, sh*t-stained carpet a new owner would have to deal with.
And, no, I'm not going to denounce it. Disney buying Lucasfilm? That has potential, and I'm not talking Star Wars, here.
If I've read the press release on the Disney corporate website correctly, they now own EVERYTHING – including Lucasarts, which is a division of Lucasfilm.
Monkey Island/Day of the Tentacle/Sam & Max + Disney? That could be amazing!
As for the (inevitable) Star Wars 7, I'm really hoping they use the Thrawn Trilogy. In fact, I'm betting they do. Let's face it; Disney haven't ever had an original idea, that's why they keep buying up other people's work, and if they're hoping to have something released by 2015 they'll have no choice but to dive into existing material.
Of course, if they produce a Satur
Please welcome a new member of the fam...My birthday is tomorrow and I was lucky enough to receive an early bday gift from someone very dear to me.Please welcome a new member of the fam...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Looks like Gizmo has a little brother now
References and resourcesBecause references are always useful! And I myself always wonder where I can find good references for anatomy, poses, color schemes/palette, etc when I need them. So, for anyone interested, these are useful links that I use to search for them. Warning, some of them may contain nudity:References and resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
References For Artists
Character Design References
References & Art Tips
AFS on MMD Advanced Tutorial Part 1ChangelogAFS on MMD Advanced Tutorial Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
12/29/12 - Published
09/19/13 - Updated video links
08/05/14 - Added PacP's video translated by ryukendo123
Please note that this tutorial is made by audiencefromspace as of 12/29/12 specifically designed for the 3D animation program MikuMikuDance and not any other animation programs. MikuMikuMoving has similarities with MMD but due to some changes with that it would be better to assume that this won't work with it. I made this with very limited knowledge I accumulated from my experience and other tutorials as well as NO PROPER SCHOOLING (Yes you can do it without going to any animation schools). I tested these theories myself over and over to ensure credibility. This will also assume that you at least know the basic functions of MMD, otherwise go watch the video in VPVP site again.
Terminologies marked with ASTERISKS are terms I just made-up to make them easy to remember
ex. Normal curve**
Also PacP made interpolation tutorials already a long time ag
Today's Tutorial- Constructive CommentsWhat makes a good comment? Anyone know? A good comment is not a one line comment, or even a one word comment! Now, I'm not sayin to go into a full on critique, but try and give the most feedback you possibly can. In todays tutorial, I'm going to teach you how!Today's Tutorial- Constructive Comments4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Have you ever heard of EBI and WWW? WWW stands for What Went Well. In a comment, it is often essential to use WWW. Example:
I really love the tone on the characters jacket.
EBI stands for Even Better If. In a comment, this element is pretty much ideal. Example:
Perhaps you could have added slightly more texture in the dogs fur, just to make it more realistic.
This section will show you want a good, constructive comment looks like and and some variations of bad comments:
Firstly, I'd like to start of by saying 'Wow...'. The tone in the girls hair is amazing, as is the texture. Her expression is so believable. You have really done a fant
Coulour me challenge - part2 featureEDIT- GUYS ITS SO MANY ENTRY THIS IS WHY I MAKE 2 JOURNALS FEATURE. part1 http://ryky.deviantart.com/journal/Coulour-me-challenge-FEATURE-443300618Coulour me challenge - part2 feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
OOOOOOOH woooow .... guys.... i dont know what to say ... i dont have words for you .You all are just INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!!! Every work here is original and unique and absollutely amazing.I love every version here!!!.All the color choices , all the ideas .. just WOW And im so happy you take a time and make my challenge.Its means a lot to me! .And i hope it was fun! And because is huge turnout.I will make another challenge soon!I I hope you join again.Last words what i want to say its THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!! I love you all! ENJOY YOUR BREATHTAKING WORKS!
Dear Japan,Again; WTF?Dear Japan,3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Day by day and squirrelAfter losing my mom, I've felt very strange (sad and empty strange) by every day, but I think it's normal. Everyday life goes slow and carefully and I spend a lot of time with my family and I cry when I feel so (that's means a lot of crying, mostly at nights). This will most likely take years, but I'm ready to go through it. Thanks for all who supported me and strength to all who have experienced the same or worse.Day by day and squirrel3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I'm still doing something. Working keeps me somehow sane and my works includes art, house cleaning, paper works and sorting stuff. And at fall I can go back into office-works too.
An example of my doings lately: Here is a picture of me when I was varnishing a ceramic hawk, which I repainted in our storage. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/volkerinvasion/005.png
I had to use a gas mask because that varnish was heck of a poison.
And one question. Why squirrel licks the mountain ash's leafs? I saw this squirrel doing so and I've never seen it before: http://img.photob
The Lego Movie ReviewCommission PricesThe Lego Movie Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A LEGO MOVIE.......really?? I mean...how in blue hell somebody would think this idea could be consider something even close to watchable??.............AND YET.....everything in this film can be only describe with one single word............AWESOME
This film is simply fantastic, the animation, the Action, the cameos (oh the CAMEOOOSS), all the little reference and pop culture jokes, and the really creative and original story, breaking a lot of the traditional Hollywood Cliches....who in hell could think that all this could be in THIS??....THIS MOVIE???......A DAMN LEGO MOVIEE!! (sorry I'm still cannot believe it and I just saw it). Ok let's talk a little about this magnificent film.
Legend of Korra Book 3 Review...(BACK TO EPICNESS)Follow Me on FacebookLegend of Korra Book 3 Review...(BACK TO EPICNESS)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
"A Breath of Fresh Air".......this tittle from the first episode says everything I could put in words from this magnificent entire season
Not only this season was a refreshing return to the epicness from Korra book 1, but is as good as any of the 3 books of Avatar the Last Airbender, after the disappointing Book 2: Spirits that you all folks know I'm was NOT A FAN (see my rant HERE is you want to enjoy my anger XD), this was almost like th
Diluting QualityBioshock Infinite was one of the few games I’ve completed and been quite happy to immediately start again from the beginning. So good was the story and immersive the universe it crafted that it was a joy to replay again and again.Diluting Quality1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It had that quality so rarely found in interactive entertainment: a satisfying end.
With most games striving to be epics, we’re usually left with the developers leaving the door wide open for a sequel that may never materialise, and no ending at all, or just a crap boss battle followed by the credits to act as a marker for when and where the budget ran out.
Bioshock Infinite had genuine closure and had given you all the information you needed over the course of the game to answer any lingering questions yourself.
It was a perfect, stand-alone product.
And then Burial At Sea comes along.
I was delighted at the thought of returning to Rapture and spending more time with Booker and Elizabeth, but now, having play
Do space marines still have their baby-maker?Simply: Yes. Yes they do.Do space marines still have their baby-maker?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But why do people still think that they don't? Let's look a bit further. When I do certain drawings, people try to dispute that space marines do not have the equipment to procreate. The common sources of their disputes are usually "from a friend" or "4-chan".
A simple glance at even one Salamanders book tells otherwise. They not only have the ability to procreate but are encouraged to grow their family for chapter. After they become to old or crippled to fight they can retire and become a clan chieftain on Nocturne. Or even a recent novel from the Black Library "Rynn's World" details the Crimson Fists chapter impregnating a group of women to rebuild their chapter to fighting strength after their catastrophic battle at their fortress-monastery, and Space Wolves, they're damn vikings! All they do is eat, drink, fight, and fuck.
I'm pretty sure they need their equipment for that.
On a serious note, The Coup de Grace is one of the Death Watch novels that vividly p
I wrote this for everyone and no one in particularI wrote this for everyone and no one in particular.I wrote this for everyone and no one in particular1 month ago in Personal More Like This
On FB I do not know most of the people who add me but that is never a bad thing as it’s always good to make new friends.
For those I know I usually visit their wall whenever I feel like seeing what they are up to, I may not comment all that much
but that does not mean that I don’t care about my friends or that I have no interest following the progress of junior artists and colleagues.
The real reason I do not open the FB feed is because the large stream of junk information and Ads makes me cringe so hard I have to see a dentist.
What I cannot stand the most are those random quote re-posts and the fact that most people do not realize that they are actually
re-posting “banner ads” for those pages that feed off site traffic.
Most of the “generic wisdom” is completely redundant and often unintelligible information, tailored for the simple mind
Sym-Bionic Titan (2010) ReviewFollow Me on FacebookSym-Bionic Titan (2010) Review2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions Prices and Rules
Hi Folks, I just end watching this awesome show and really, really need to talk about it, because... IT DESERVE IT.
It's been a while since I didn't find something to watch that make watch several episodes straight forward and doesn't wanted to stop, well this series did it, and it's a huge surprise for me, I have heard about this show before, but I never was interesting to see it....you see funny story, My childhood was the 80' and 90' (Yeah I'm Old I know) so by the time Cartoon Network start his golden era of
R.I.P Radical entertainment...you utter morons.Excuse me while I laugh hysterically into my red bull.R.I.P Radical entertainment...you utter morons.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, ladies and gentleman, Radical entertainment the guys who brought you Prototype and that piece of crap Prototype 2, has closed down due to poor sales of their second game, Hmm I wonder why THAT is, could it be that NO ONE likes the story or the new protagonist so people opted NOT to buy the game? Why yes I think it is.
I'm sorry but it was poor planning on Radical's part, Prototype has a MASSIVE following and almost everyone LOVES Alex, so its no surprise people were weary about a new protagonist all of a sudden especially with the excuse of having a new protagonist being "Oh Alex is evil now lol"
Now I did some research and the first month of its release P2 was the the top seller, then after that people realized this game sort of sucked and stopped buying it and sales just dropped off the map, it underperformed so now the company has closed down.
Now I'm sorry for all those that got written off and lost their jobs but you know
A Dragon's Diary - Commission Information:iconblackdivider1plz::iconblackdivider2plz::iconblackdivider3plz::iconblackdivider4plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider5plz::iconblackdivider6plz::iconblackdivider7plz::iconblackdivider8plz::iconblackdivider9plz:A Dragon's Diary - Commission Information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right, I do commissions!
To order a commission, please fill out the form provided under the appropriate section and send it to me in a NOTE!
Try to be specific with your request; if I don't think I can do it, I'll ask you to request something else. And if you think my prices are too expensive (or even not expensive enough, though I doubt this will happen), I am willing to negotiate them!
Preview of Last Man Standinghttp://conceptartworld.com/?p=23929Preview of Last Man Standing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gonna be a fun book, check it out. Lots of new stuff in it as well.
Hello!Back from the dead.Hello!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've kinda disappeared for a bit, and wanted to write a little journal why I've left Facebook, Twitter and kind of my online persona. If you care to read, down below you will find my reasons. I hope you're well, and will try to post more art soon. Feel free to discuss below your opinions on the matter, and I'll try to reply. My answer goes far beyond "I've just been busy!" and maybe you too will connect with how I've felt:
The other day I received an email from a fellow follower of my work, asking the question of why I left Facebook. Not that everyone should know my daily activities, but if you haven't noticed, a couple of months ago I had deleted my FB in order to focus on my property LMS, as it's shaping up for film, and the next book in the series, LMS: Welcome to America
Now before I continue, this is strictly my opinion. I know people like to get angry online, so if you disagree with it, you have every right to
How to make the world a better place.*brain fart*How to make the world a better place.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1: The managerial lead behind any software patch or update must have their home address made public at the time of its release.
2: A metal plate must be placed beneath the doorway of all shops and stores, which will become electrified if anyone should stop within them.
3: You must pass a spatial awareness test before being permitted to use a shopping trolley.
4: Use of marijuana must become compulsory in Russia.
5: Nurses must receive the same wage as the players of any professional sport.
6: Politicians must have experience working in the field that they want to govern.
7: The entire staff and their families of any company that employs cold calling are to be executed.
8: Firearms must be made to look like giant, purple dildos.
9: News outlets may only ever publish or broadcast facts, not opinions.
10: Someone must explain why religious texts should be taken more seriously than fairy tales.
Add your own!