My 2013-2015 favoritesMy 2013-2015 favorites4 months ago in Personal More Like This
My name is Lady (Devil May Cry 3 cosplay) by Narga-Lifestream Warcraft III: Jaina Proudmoore by Narga-Lifestream The Dark Lady - Sylvanas Windrunner by Narga-Lifestream
Jill Valentine by Narga-Lifestream WoW - Blood Elf - Blooming Quel'Thalas by Narga-Lifestream
Night Elf Queen Azshara by Narga-Lifestream Warcraft III - Jaina Proudmoore: Spell cast by Narga-Lifestream
Sylvanas Windrunner - Banshee Queen by Narga-Lifestream
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Last year I visited a craft fair and discovered in the paper decoration / paper crafting a super great new material.
Maybe some of you know it.
But here in german Cosplay scene, and perhaps also for many other countries it's really a novelty.
It can be used for paper decoration, for gemstones, paint and much more.
In this tutorial I made a kind of decoration for costumes versions/ setting f
New Cosplay and AMVsIt's been a while, but I've been updating my youtube with lots of cosplay vids and anime music videos! Check them out here:New Cosplay and AMVs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Title: Zelgadis x Amelia (A Slayers AU)
Series: The Slayers, NEXT, TRY, Revolution, Evolution-R & Premium
Song: Hurts - Wonderful Life (Freemasons Remix)
Title: Germany x Italy (Sospeso)
Series: Axis Powers Hetalia
Song: Il Nucleo - Sospeso
Title: Tribute to Goku x ChiChi
Series: Dragon Ball, DragonBall Z, DragonBall GT
Song: Paula Cole - I Don't Wanna Wait
Title: COSPLAY - Goku versus Gohan
Series: DragonBall Z
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Based on 2 tutorials, I have given you a view about Worbla's Finest Art.
Today I want to bring you his little brother closer:
Worbla's DECO Art
For all american friends: it is similar to Friendly Plastic. Nevertheless I want to show you the handling of this material closer.
The Worbla materials work similar. A second tutorial on Worbla's Deco Art will come soon, too.
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How difficult it always is, to get stones for a costume in the right color, size and shape.
That's why I uploaded this tutorial today: How to make gems.
How to work step by step:
What materials do you need:
- resin and hardener
- tinting paint
- cups and spoons/ chopsticks to stir
- maybe a scale
- silicone mold for/ of stones (I bought it on etsy)
- aluminium foil
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....It's good to be schooled and have experience working for different people.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just be careful not to spend your entire life using your skills to make everyone else's dreams come true.
Be sure to make room for your dreams in this life as well.
Good luck on your projects for 2012!!!
RoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and FaeRoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and Fae2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Amongst the Elves and Fae
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Hunting partyby KJKallio
small shamanby aneteya
Magical Forest Elfby asuka111
Elf childby sakimichan
Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention EtiquetteMan, I miss the feeling of being able to roll around in bed and sleep for as long as I want. Nowadays, my friends and I haven't been able to experience that even on weekends.Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention Etiquette7 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of now, my brain is too fried to write up a proper journal entry about our volcano GARventure, and one of my usual event reports (as you can see on the right side of my journal) about Cosplay Mania, but I'd like to take this chance to share a part of our lecture of sorts at the Cosmania cosplay workshop last Sunday.
China snowpeachdrop, Kat moonlightflight, El rosiael and I were invited to talk about general cosplay planning, like fabric selection, wig styling, cosplay makeup and photography. My friends might post the other parts, but for now here is our silly guide about posing for cosplay photos, and convention etiquette. The actual presentation was actually longer, and with lots more examples, but here is a condensed rundown of what we talked about, fo
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?Every single cosplayer in the world has one painful problem that we can all relate to: we're always broke. Always.SAVING MONEY AS A COSPLAYER... IS IT POSSIBLE!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fabric, thread, machines, paints, wood, tools, thermoplastics, LEDs, mould castings, brushes, dyes, wigs, make-up, contacts, boots, prosthetics, convention tickets, travel expenses, luggage, skin care, gym... the list goes on and on. Every single cent we earn, we constantly throw it all back into making our beloved costumes and feeling good for a few hours while stressing for months prior-hand. Non-cosplayers may not get it, but we do. For us, it's not a sacrifice. The chance to hone our creative spirit and create something from nothing is a rewarding life experience. Some think that the cost of an outfit is more valuable compared to medication and psychological sessions.
But like it not, we've all gotta come to a conclusion that the hobby must come to an end for us one day, and to have some money saved up for your next step in life is a greater advantage than having nothi
FACE OF KOREWACOSPLAY CONTESTHello fancy cosplayers and photographers!FACE OF KOREWACOSPLAY CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Be our profile pic, featured cosplayer/photographer and a complete VIP for 6 months starting on January! Send your pic to email@example.com with the topic "KWC FACE CONTEST". (photographers: it must be a pic of yourself)
1-One pic per contestant.
2-The pic MUST have high resolution.
3-No convention pics unless it has good quality and focus on the cosplayer contesting.
4-Only one person on the pic.
After sending it to our e-mail we will choose the best ones and post them on facebook for the second part of the contest in which your friends and other people will help you out by liking and sharing your picture!
We will judge the public's reaction to it (the comments), the amount of shares and likes and, of course, the most important part, the picture itself.
Don't miss this opportunity!
Comment here if you have any questions. Send us the pic right now if y
Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!Hey my friends,Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was very happy to visit AKUMAKON in Galway (Ireland) in January. Together with Elffi I went to Ireland for my first time ^.^~
I brought two costumes to the con: ALTER SABER and FRANZISKA VON KARMA ....
Let's begin with Saturday !
Saturday was a really nice day. I wore my Franziska von Karma together with Elffi as Godot.
We had a little booth were we could sell our prints. We were really surprised how open and kind the Irish people were. We could find new friends very fast and had fun to talk with everybody at the booth for a long time .
Creative MaladjustmentIn honor of MLK Day, here's a speech of his that I think every artistically inclined person should read.Creative Maladjustment4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The International Association For The Advancement Of Creative Maladjustment
"There are certain technical words within every academic discipline that soon become stereotypes and cliches. Modern psychology has a word that is probably used more than any other word in modern psychology. It is the word "maladjusted." This word is the ringing cry to modern child psychology. Certainly, we all want to avoid the maladjusted life. In order to have real adjustment within our personalities, we all want the well-adjusted life in order to avoid neurosis, schizophrenic personalities.
But I say to you, my friends, as I move to my conclusion, there are certain things in our nation and in the world which I am proud to be maladjusted and which I hope all men of good-will will be maladjusted until the good societies realize. I say very honestly that I never intend to become adjusted to segregation and
DeviantArt memeWhy did you join this site?DeviantArt meme1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Originally a friend of mine who now has deactived her account , and to gain some helpful critique for my art.
I wanted to call my new account : Sparkelubutt
But a friend disagreed.
What does your username have to do with you? Is it a combination of your favorite things, or a character of yours?
Soulia is actually different spelling of Zhoulia which was gonna be my username but people found it confusing to spell.
Original meaning of the name is from this :
A part of the Akuurian special forces , which protect magic-kinds from modern technology.
What is your current icon of?
Diablo Zeins , my main hero/villain in a story I made a few years ago.
He kicks ass and chews people who eat bubblegum.
How many watchers do you have and how many people are you currently watching?
I am watching 759 deviants, while 1,215 deviants watch me .
I am so p0pula
Updates!Hello guys! I don't know if any of you still remember me cuz it's been so long since I submitted any art here on DA or even posted a blog entry. My most recent artworks or WIP are all on Facebook and that also, has been really long since I ever submitted anything.Updates!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Looks like my DA has moss all over it and is rotting. Haha. For anyone who cares, there has been much changed in my life. The most major and recent events are that I'm already married, I've quit my job and am caring for my 6 week+ old baby for now. That escalated quickly huh? HAHA What I can say is that motherhood is the most challenging thing I've ever done in life. Even the toughest job during my working life in the past can't beat this. You will start to appreciate all the free time and sleep you have.
For anyone who bothers, you can look me up on FB - Edwina Ooi.
Just state who you are because I feel kinda wary towards strangers. Haha.
And yes, I miss drawing and art, extremely
Finding My Own Pathfinder!Finding My Own Pathfinder!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope all of you have had a fantastic weekend! I sure have! Let me take a few minutes to cover that and I'll end it with the main focus of the journal. Here we go!
On Friday Morning, I got a call from my Big Sister. She was on her way up from Gulf Port to Brunswick to go to the funeral of my niece and nephew's grandmother. While my Big Sister and her older kid's father were on somewhat of speaking terms, my Big Sister and her former mother-in-law were pretty tight from what I gathered. She told me that she would be in Brunswick until Monday and would like to come up and "invade my personal space", knowing that I am very fond of my privacy on Sundays which I use to recharge from the rest of the world before going back to work and serving the people at the Firm with my smiling face. This is sort of a running joke; it's hard to be nice all the time, so to
A dream...Something I just made, spelling may perhaps be shit... but yeah <_< wanted to add it to tumblr but kept getting error messagesA dream...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Orientation for my DA profile :)Hi All!New Orientation for my DA profile :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since this is an Artist site, I wanna make sure what I post here is linked to Art, not just photos of me modeling.
So I plan to clean up my profile of any modeling shots that are not linked in some way to an artist`s project/pinup etc ...
That being said: I encourage all you artists out there in DA land to KEEP IN TOUCH so I can be your muse! ♥♥♥
Note me, comment me, email me ... I WILL be very honored to showcase your work!
Aha - this is how much I can draw.2 chibis per day, or a artwork per day.Aha - this is how much I can draw.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Depending if it requires coloring.
I need advice on what to do about my wrist when it cannot handle to much drawing.
Do I rest for 30 min or a hour? How do you find energy to draw?
Ch-ch-ch-changes!As some of you know, in March 2009, my wife Connie and I started 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming. But, though it's been a fun ride, it's time to move on to other things...Ch-ch-ch-changes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For Immediate Release
4 Winds Fantasy Gaming's owner/publisher, Robert Thomson, announced today that 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming will be acquired by Purple Duck Games. The acquisition includes rights to all existing 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming products and over a dozen "in-the-works" projects (including the two successful crowdfunded projects), along with the rights to all names, logos, trademarks, and original artwork contained in the products.
"My wife Connie and I started 4 Winds in March 2009, and it's been a fun, wild ride. But the time is right for us to divest ourselves of the company and move on to other things," said Thomson. In the nearly four years of 4 Winds existence, the company released 48 different products, including several apps.
Mark Gedak, owner/publisher of Purple Duck Games stated that Purple Duck intends to
Back in businessI'm back!!!Back in business3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wow, i don't think i ever left the house for this long before.
But anyway, i'm here again now, and will be resuming my various art (coughporncough) projects, as well as starting some new ones!
Which brings me to this piece of news:
I'M OPENING MY COMMISSIONS AGAIN!
Slot 1: :icondeloco49: -Sin sketch 100% done
Slot 2: Onikumomaru -Excellia animation 0% done
ALL FULL FOR THE MOMENT!
(i was nice and opened two!)
And here are my new fees:
16$ for a simple sketch (mostly one day worth of work, i'll try to get it to you as quickly as time allows)
50$ for a full colored image (which will take as long as it needs to, in order to reach my own perceived degree of quality)
100$ for animations. (worth it, lemme tell you. visit my Furaffinity gallery to see that)
specials and extras:
-bust shots (or lower body shots) are half price. (example: bust animation would be 50$, and a bust full color piece would be 25$)
-add 10$ for
BFS Premier Product: The ButterfrogBFS Premier Product: The Butterfrog3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here comes product No. 0!!!
Campaign Spots, The Butterfrog presents a creative and highly detailed field guide to this fantastic creature with many a useful detail and story, for both curious children and adventurous hunters of the mysterious, fey amphibian butterfrog.
A wonderfull and mysterious critter that despite it's relatively common nature, manages to elude the most cunning adventurer, crafty alchemist and greedy trapper, yet somehow many a curious children and lost wanderer stumble upon it on the most curious of circumstances. The Butterfrog is playful -and hazardous when treatened- fey frog-like creature that druids and alchemist find most handy for harvesting -or poaching!- into one too many helpful items, spellcasters hunt for spell components and familiars, and hunters seek as prized prey for fame and fortune, or faithful -croak
Dirty minds see dirty images... *update at bottom*It has been said that the human mind can imagine things a lot more detailed when it has to fill in the blanks.Dirty minds see dirty images... *update at bottom*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being shown something in plain view, our brains just process it as "something".
But when we are looking at something that is either censored, out of view, or concealed, our brains are boggled with the possibilities of what is being hidden - the imagination takes over and it can be "anything"!
That is why naughty images which are censored seem naughtier.
The off-screen monster which we can't see seems scarier.
The Christmas present which is wrapped seems more special.
With that being said...
Does that means if an image is offensive to someone, even though nothing is being shown, they are thinking more dirtier thoughts than others?
I have to admit that an image of lightly concealed female nude - using clothing or body positioning - can seem a little more erotic to me than a flat out photo of a naked woman.
So... does that mean this image of a redhea
Open for Commissions UpdateUPDATE: All five spots taken! I opened an extra couple spots and that would be all! Thank you for your supportOpen for Commissions Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The time of the year when I'm open to take on commissions is here!
I'm opening 5 spots for character or monster illustration (one or multiple illos per spot) for the next 2 weeks or until all commissions slots are taken. Other type of commissions (scenes, covers, etc) may be accepted if time allows. Please contact me if you have any questions at hugo -at- butterfrog dot com or send me a dA Note.
Prices for monsters or characters are as follow:
You get your digital illo in high resolution with shared copyright to use on any kind of non-commercial personal use. You can also get the original sketch plus a print of it for free, you only have to pay for the shipping, which goes for around $7 in the US and $13 everywhere else.