MangaRecently I am working very hard on my weakpoints for climbing up to the next level of my career as manga-ka.Manga10 months ago in Manga & Anime More Like This
To be honest, it is kind of frustrating being confronted with your failures directly, and also painful. Japanese Manga is like martial arts for those who perform it.
But, I am learning more and more, never standing still because I want to become much stronger than now!
PS: Since she seemed to have some fans among you, here is another sketch of the..fantastic, wonderful, super-pretty.... CYCLOPS LADY!
..she's such a maneater...
Dango and Pocky Recipe!Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :iconToonTwins: I would give them the recipe for dango. You all can use the recipe to your liking as wellDango and Pocky Recipe!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is...
You require the following ingredients:
1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour. Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour. Any wheat grinder would work well. Just use the electronic one. I did it by hand and it hurts>>)
Making the rice dumplings:
Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)
Making the sweet sause:
Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup an
PE: Artisan Crafts Circus Contest WINNERSA month ago we presented you Artisan Crafts Week at #projecteducate, you can find all the articles we published here. We also invited you to join the Artisan Crafts Circus Contest, and now it's time to announce the winners! But first, here's the entries we got:PE: Artisan Crafts Circus Contest WINNERS3 months ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
Chibi Sword Dancer by *Elehanne
Two things to notice:
1. A lot of crafters favor clay as their preferred medium.
2. All of the entries were very talented!
So now the winners!!
The tamer and his -wild animal- ? by *sombra33
Winner of 1000 points.
Circus in the Nutshell by ~Maylar
Winner of a 6 months subscription and 1000 point
On adoptable pricing (sort of rant-ish I suppose).This journal is about adoptable-prices and, when generalized, about art-pricing on deviantART in general.On adoptable pricing (sort of rant-ish I suppose).6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know this is bound to raise a debate, but after what I have recently been seeing in the adoptable-community I'm tackling this topic.
If you feel you may be offended by this, then please stop reading here. That being said, I shall try to keep this journal as polite as possible.
First: a little question.
How many of you here have already drawn art for money (or points) or have made adoptables and sold adoptables?
If you have, then congratulations, this message is of importance of you. If you are a buyer of art / adoptables, this message is also of importance.
I've been noticing more and more comments on art of adoptables complaining about the pricing.
Luckily, I seem to not get too many of these (knock on wood), but I still find these types of comments incredibly rude when I come across them.
Mind you, there is a huge difference between:
"I love this adoptable, but
Birthday + BFOIUwaaaahhhBirthday + BFOI7 months ago in Personal More Like This
First off, thank you guys for all the birthday wishes~ ;u; <3 I'm glad a lot of you took the time to say happy birthday~ >u< <3
But in further note, I'd like to say some things for the BFOI and stuff. Because of the recent announcement, I decided that I'm going to drop it. ;v; I'm not thinking that I'm up to the challenge and whatnot. ;v; and so I can have time to do other things, plus focusing on school
Also, I'll be opening commissions sometime soon. >v
SOS! D8 Plushies 4 Computer PartsHELP:SOS! D8 Plushies 4 Computer Parts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let me start off by saying I can hardly see what im typing right now. So I apologize for any typing/spelling errors. I'll try to keep this short.
The backlight in my MacBook has died and is going to cost quite a bit( a couple hundred) to repair. Which wouldn't be too much of a problem if my old desktop's power source hadn't already been dead and needing replacing. Now throw in the fact that almost all of our 'extra' money right now is going to pay on a house we don't live in any longer to prolong being foreclosed for a few more months. ( I really don't want to get into all the house stuff though, so i'll leave it at that.) This all equals no money for fixing things for quite a long time, like months.
Now the big problem here is that my personal source of income comes from selling stuff online. I can make all the stuff I want and find stuff to sell, but if I can't edit photos I can't do squat. And boy do I have a lot to edit right now. So i'm a bit stuck.
Contest info.Hey~Contest info.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As you know a couple of months ago I started a contest with my OC's. I didn't get many contestants and had set the deadline for today, May 12th, but with my recent joining of the :iconpkmn-crossing: group I got a few new interested people and even if the deadline was today there were not many finished entries.
With this I decided to extend the contest for until summer's begun, around late June, to let anyone else interested join and I'll "upgrade" the prizes.
The contest will be the very same: Draw one of my OC's found here: http://cherrypup-e.deviantart.com/gallery/37120371 inteacting with one of yours.
And the prizes will be:
FIRST PLACE GETS:
One free piece, three characters max, doesn't have to be OC's. I won't do: porn, gore, stuff Spongebob related ( ;A; ), no Cupcake stuff, etc.
A llama, a watch if I haven't given one.
Your entry plus another two pieces of your choice in my Featured box.
SECOND PLACE GETS:
Helpful Links #1Hi guysHelpful Links #11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Recently I found this neat little blog on Tumblr that might interest some members - Fuck Yeah Character Development. What's posted there are all sorts of tips and articles that could be quite useful if you are looking to develop your characters a bit more. I highly recommend it if you're serious about that sort of thing.
Gollum RantA couple of weeks ago I had a long talk with a very talented older lady and gave her tips on how to sell online and gave her pricing and other business suggestions.Gollum Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When she thanked me, she mentioned that what I was doing wasn't common.
She went on to tell me how she had been ignored or flat out demotivated by other crafters when she reached out to them for help on how to improve her works, show and sell them.
This was odd to me because I had always encountered friendly and helpful forums and individual crafters. "Maybe this lady has just had some really bad luck with who she asked...", I thought.
And then, like a domino chain, I heard and read a bunch of similar stories that the same week.
One in particular shocked me: people who only show and sell their works to a select circle of friends, family and acquaitances out of fear of copycats and competition.
Personally, I don't get it.
Competition should make you strive to better yourself AND them, not make you cower in your corner, holdi
Making an Art-WorkProduction of any art work not only involves the actual physical work done on a canvas or paper, but also the mental effort put into conceiving the image. Most people assume that art involves only a play of colors. But it is not so. The mental effort put is as important if not more than the physical effort.Making an Art-Work1 month ago in Art Blogs & Mags More Like This
Traditionally in India, the production of art was divided into two stages- 1. The mental conception of the Image and 2. The Physical expression by way of painting or sculpting of the mental image.
1. Mental conception: This is the most important stage in the creation of an art. An artist may spend weeks meditating or simply day dreaming about the theme he desires to put in colors. In many cases, the time spent to conceive the imagary may be much more than the time taken to paint on a canvas. Especially, when a person desires to paint on a mythological or religious themes, like portraying a picture of God or a deity, one must first understand the essential nature of the deity. He mus
Doujinshi Sorted by AuthorMembers | Doujinshi Sorted by Genre | Doujinshi Sorted by Author | Animations | Contests | AffiliatesDoujinshi Sorted by Author8 years ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconso-over-you: Naru/Hina centric
:iconoh-the-yaoiness: Kaka/Iru Sasu/Naru yaoi
:iconlts-doujin: NejiSasu centric, shonen-ai/yoai
Individual Artists In Alphabetical Order
:iconAdmantius: Ongoing Doujinshi
Long Time Man (Kakashi and Iruka, e
Summary of Narutouhm...Oo;Summary of Naruto2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alternative versions and Non-Akatsukis:iconblueplz: :iconitachiplz: :iconitachi: :iconplzkisameplz: :iconzetsu-plz: :iconsasori-plz: :icondeidara-plz: :iconsasukeplz::iconplznarutoplz:Alternative versions and Non-Akatsukis6 years ago in Personal More Like This
[UPDATE!] Now You Have Absolutely No More ExcusesUpdate:[UPDATE!] Now You Have Absolutely No More Excuses5 months ago in Personal More Like This
According to Adobe, these seemingly free downloads were/are available only for clients who had already purchased CS2 software:
For obtaining illegal copies of graphics software, that is.
What I mean?
Adobe is offering various software downloads for free - Photoshop CS2 among others!
Whoever wasn't able to afford them until now should take advantage.
You only need to register for free at the Adobe website. And probably need to set the programs to run in "Windows XP mode" if you're using a newer Windows.
I'm going to test a few of these right now! I have only Photoshop which I bought years ago, none of the others!
11th Birthday Artistic Vision ContestThis contest is now closed for submissions.11th Birthday Artistic Vision Contest2 years ago in Community Relations More Like This
In celebration of dA's 11th Birthday, Digital Dolls and Manga and Anime have come together to give you a cross gallery contest
This is an Artistic Vision contest. You will be given a list of 11 items (below) and you will have to create either a digital doll (Category 1) or an anime/manga piece (Category 2) using a minimum of 3 of the items. Each entrant is allowed one entry. Remember to credit any bases, brushes, textures, stock images/references in the description of your entry.
If you choose to do an anime/manga piece, it can be traditional or digital.
For information on what Digital Dolls are: http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/journal/Digital-Dolls-Information-Catalogue-214253264
Who?: Any doller or anime/manga artist (traditonal or digital) with a deviantART account
When?:The contest starts on August 5th
10 facts for being proud of your artI wanted to update my journal to forget that depressing crap and write something positive that hope maybe can help someone ^^10 facts for being proud of your art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
those are 10 things we can do to love our art, many time we think (so I do) that our art is crap we want to be as good as somebody else but we just can't, in most of my life I just underrated my art, thinking that the others just say they like my art to be nice to me, lucky enough I learned that my art is good, is great in it's own way and everybody is
1) enjoy doing it, there's no point to make art if you are not feeling it, if you just draw for the others comments you won't ever like at all, there will be something missing, so let's have an awesome time, putting all our effort, and our feelings on it.
2) don't draw what people likes just to be popular, that's just wrong, and also don't stop drawing something you like because of people, our art tell us who we are, tell us about us, what we like, what we want, what we can't stand, if you can transmit something w
'Dazzling Girl' FULL MVCredits to Tudou http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/MBr7mdV9blc/?resourceId=0_06_02_99'Dazzling Girl' FULL MV8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tudou on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=Sd8z2hXq_Kk
what are your takes?
this kind of song makes me feel light-hearted and happy after a crap day. or I could listen to this and relax with a cup of hot chocolate in my hands. I love this happy bubbly feeling SHINee has on me.
reasons for pewdiecryhttp://panda-hero-of-time.tumblr.com/post/26825735058/jantelaw-okay-i-have-to-admit-it-i-shipreasons for pewdiecry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dressphere Contest!!Ok everybody! We had a big ol' discussion, and the majority wants dresspheres! BUT, some of you aren't familiar with Final Fantasy- SO, hopefully I can make this appealing to everybody and give you some ideas if you're stuck at all :3Dressphere Contest!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the rules!
You can draw ANY character from ANYTHING, anyyyything....any show, cartoon, comic, movie....you name it. Those of you who were interested in drawing Celestine for this contest, you can even draw her in a dressphere! That would be amazing!
So, it's not just Disney, or females! Guys and girls from anything you desire!
Also, you don't have to pick Final Fantasy X-2 spheres, you can pick anything Final Fantasy! Classes from Tactics, FF11, you name it- for example Red Mages, Green Mages, Monks, Dancers, Summoners, Onion Knight, Scholars- here is a huge list of classes to help you out!
So, in short, fit a character to a specific Final Fantasy class, and design a brand new outfit for them! You know, like I did for my Disney Girl
Stop Peeing on DDsRude comments on DDs aren't always about the actual feature.Stop Peeing on DDs8 months ago in Literature More Like This
There's no question that the worst thing you can do on a DD is go on and on about how it didn't deserve it, blah blah blah et cetera. The artist had nothing to do with the decision so go to the FAQs and stop being a little bitch. If you can take the time to whine, you can take a little extra to do it properly. :faq873:
I welcome all concerns addressed directly to me. I expect it, rather.
But anyway, this isn't a rant about that. It's a rant about something more insidious: the attitude that DDs are the only thing worth looking at in the whole fucking category.
I'm not directly quoting anyone, but the following is a sample of stuff I've seen. (This is vaguer and a bit nicer than most of it, I'm not that good at being all down with the pointless hating. But the 'I don't read' comments don't give me warm fuzzies either, y'know?)
I don't normally read lit because it bores me, but this was actually dece
PE: What to Do with a Premium MembershipPE: What to Do with Your New Premium MembershipPE: What to Do with a Premium Membership2 weeks ago in Editorials More Like This
What's that? A little * has replaced my beloved ~ next to my username! What happened, and what can I do with it?!
Relax, dear reader, for you have achieved a step to making your life only slightly easier on deviantART! Getting a premium membership opens you up to many more possibilities to fill your time on this green website.
If you have a premium membership, there may be a couple of reasons why. One is the obvious reason: you bought one.
Right at the top of your screen - under the "Shop" drop-down list - is a directory that leads you to the premium membership.... buying page.
There's also another button right next to the "Shop" that does the same thing
You could have also been gifted one by another generous deviant!
Ignore the hate!No rude comments/senseless hate or you will be blocked and your comment will be hiddenIgnore the hate!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
This journal is LONG sorry XD if you don't like long things >A
Watchers weekly feature 18.06.2013 Watchers Weekly FeatureWatchers weekly feature 18.06.20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please check out these awesome artists ^^
Artists featured here are also featured on my profile page ^^
Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 7Thanks to a dear deivant ~1rst2 She link me to the lastest updated and more scans from the movie!here more scans! Awesome! Thank Dear!Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie Update 71 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sakiyomi Jan Bang TV recently had a chance to interview Naruto's creator Masashi Kishimoto. This interview is geared specifically toward the upcoming Naruto's movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie. Below is the highlight of the interview:
"Since this time I wanted to write about Naruto properly as a protagonist, and delve deeply into his feelings, I fussed a lot over the ramen shop scene between Naruto and Iruka at the beginning. At one point, the storyboards were all finished but since the images were somewhat different (from what I wanted), I had all of them fixed which was pretty selfish of me. But of course, since the things I'm satisfied with are also present in the scenes I was able to do, I'd like for people to watch them. As for Minato and Kus