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Feature: Naruto TributeFeature: Naruto Tribute2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today we're doing a feature for our Naruto Folder!
As a tribute to the Naruto manga, which just last week ended after 15 long years, we wanted to show off the people who have worked hard bringing it to life. We know that Naruto was a first anime or cosplay for many of us, which makes the ending that much more bittersweet.
Each of our Admins picked their favorite Naruto submissions from our gallery, and after much deliberation, we would like to present to you the very best of our Naruto folder:
Tobi and Deidara - Acting cool by hearmylullaby Sasori - Are you ready for a fight? by hearmylullaby Naruto: sennin modo by AkuroBaisotei Naruto Shippuden by Pugoffka-sama Deidara - Ephemeral Artist by hearmylullaby Favorite Summon by key0fdestiny13
Sucker Punch Behind The ScenesSucker Punch Behind The Scenes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although I would love it if you watched the video, it shows no where near as much work as was put into this shoot. Some of this is embarrassing but I love reading about people's mistakes and how they overcame them. So here are mine.
I bought the costume last November, thinking I would be able to shoot the next week, edit easy peasy and be done in a month. Right.
I booked the first model several times over the course of 3 months but she flaked every time. I'm actually quite happy, as Laura turned out to be PERFECT, easy going, and an overall better model. Laura was kind enough to shoot with me twice, as I was hesitant about the poses I picked out. We kept some, threw out others and added new ones for the second time around.
For the WWI shot, I first tried to make the Notre Dame ruins by hand or find realistic models used for game tables. Turns out no one buys them anymore and thus I had no luck finding one. I att
LGBT in Kids Cartoons?I had an interesting twitter discussion this morning. Last night I simply asked if there had been any specific character in all of Avatar: The Last Airbender which was anything but heterosexual. The closest I got was a joking “cabbage-sexual,” but this morning I also got some really negative responses too.LGBT in Kids Cartoons?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a kids show in America. You're not the target audience. Most kids don't give two hoots about that stuff.
I'm opposed to the idea of forcing ideals on children and demanding things change unnecessarily to suit peoples own agendas.
Neither of us, I assume, had cartoons or games with gays as kids. Neither of us are homophobic. So WHY do kids NOW need it?
God damn it, kids don't need to know, or give a shit, about fucking gay rights. Their parents can tell them if they care.
It's a retarded question. It's a god damn kids show.
That raised a lot of questions for me. Such as... why is it wrong to have LGBT representation in a kids cartoon? I’m not
7 Things I've learned as a comic book artistThis is an excerpt from my blog at www.willterrell.com from July 13, 2012:7 Things I've learned as a comic book artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The other day I wrote about this being my 15th anniversary as a comic book artist and posted THESE pages from my very first comic book for San Diego Comic Con in 1997. I wanted to follow that up by taking the opportunity to talk about a few things I've learned over the years as a comic book artist. Hopefully what I've learned can be of value to you. Here is a list of 7 things I've learned in my time as an artist…
1. MISTAKES ARE WHAT EXPERIENCE LOOKS LIKE
I don't know where I heard it first, but I knew from the very beginning that you have to do a lot of bad work in order to get to the good stuff. So I made the decision early on to make my mistakes as fast as possible in order to get to the other side of experience. What I didn't know at the time, was that you can make all sorts of mistakes that you don't even know are possible. Trusting the wrong people, jumping before you look, focusing on the wrong goal
Jurassic PokemonJurassic Pokemon2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Realistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalis
arvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.
He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutoria
How to become popular on deviantART(The following "guide" is based on my own experience, but it's not meant to be taken seriously)How to become popular on deviantART3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright everyone! You wanna know how to become popular on deviantART? Then follow these easy steps and you'll reach popularity in no time!
Change your usernameMake a new account
Whoops, sorry. I thought deviantART had a username-change system, but it doesn't. Looks like you'll have to start over and make a new account! Transfer your faves and the people you watch, because you need a good username if you want to be taken seriously here, and making a new account is the only option for now.
Make sure not to choose the name of an anime character and a bunch of random numbers as your username (naruto12345), choose one that's easy to remember and defines your person. Because seriously, who chooses a random word and random numbers as their username?
Step 2: Start making art
The site is called deviantART
so you want to be a professional XDokay, time for another journalso you want to be a professional XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so i keep getting the same questions over and over again. how did i learn to do this.
i was self taught. by this i mean, i took the initiative and seeked out the knowledge, as no one was offering it.
i draw on average 8 to 10 hours a day, every day. by average i mean that some days its 6 and some 12
so... the argument.
i keep hearing this one. well i want to be a professional artist, but life is hard, i need to work, i don't really have the time....
let me put things in perspective here.
i used to work as a night guard on the beach. every single night from 8 pm to s6 am. after that i would go meet up with my dad who gouarded another beach to get a cup of coffee. we had a bite to eat, and then both went to haul and sell fruits and vegetables.
every evening i was drawing. when the sun set i sat under a street lamp and drew through the night.
every night. this was on occasion interrupted by a fight with some exceedingly drunk people who wouldn't
Best deviations of the week 1Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Death by Millenia666KAMEHAMEHA by AleDiriMonster High by KrieitorThe Next Chapter by StarburstCosplayMiku by EvangelineMakikiyamAMNESIA - Shin [II] - 03 by YukiRichanSword Dance by Indie-vampireMagi - Desert by aco-reaSuite Pretty Cure by Lye1Master of Magic by Nishi-GantzerDance in the dark by HagaHotaru
Creative MaladjustmentIn honor of MLK Day, here's a speech of his that I think every artistically inclined person should read.Creative Maladjustment3 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
My HP updateI updated new photos in my HP Dec 24.My HP update1 month ago in Personal More Like This
In this time, I posted up the new Ruby's photos.
(Please click to Ruby's pic)
Commission CallHey everyone,Commission Call9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm available for commissions. I can't go into details but my monthly expenditures just raised $200+ so anyway I could offset this would help.
These are my rates: Don't feel bad if you can't, I understand.
Send me a note if interested.
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Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
A small talk about pricing your artYou're creating art. You have the passion, you have the skills. Why not make some money out of it then? It's a good idea, right? A lot of people live from creating art, and even more earn some money on the side by taking commissions. You should give it a shot!A small talk about pricing your art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So... How much money is your art worth?
It's a hard question to answer for those who are just starting their adventure with selling and creating art for money. Is its worth equal to the price of the materials you used? Is it equal to the value of the time you've spent on creating it? What about the emotional value you put into it? Should your education influence your prices?
No matter if art is your job, hobby or a pastime, you should never undervalue it. In this article I will try to give some tips as to how assess the value of your artwork and touch the problem of too low prices.
We're in it for the money.
Let's be honest - if you're reading this then you probably want
2013!OMG phantom of the opera skin#$@#<3<32013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to congratulate you for a happy good year!~
Thanks for the lovely comments and fav
and thank to my watchers and friends!<3<3
I had an amazing year!~
I improved a lot In cosplaying~!and I hope I will more next year!
so.....happy new year!
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(I'm sorry about the spelling mistakes)
Final Fantasy X-2 Photoshoot Pt.1Final Fantasy X-2 PhotoshootFinal Fantasy X-2 Photoshoot Pt.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Final Fantasy X-2's story follows the character Yuna from as she seeks to resolve political conflicts in the fictional world of Spira before it leads to war.
My model Catherine flew into town for a visit and wanted to have a shoot. She hadn't done much modelling work in the past, but was always keen to listen to my ideas and contribute her own. The location was in a studio with wonderful vintage furniture, hard wooden floors, brick walls with decor scattered around the scene.
The weather that day was perfect, and while my primary lightsource was natural, I used a reflector to gain that secondary lightsource. It was also the first time I had used my flashgun, but may have to use it more sparingly next time. Being in a photostudio, I had a playground of lights and softboxes to play with, but didn't get around to it.
My intention in post-production involved recreating a quieter ambience with subdued, desaturated colors that we
5 tips for better drawingsI've been making videos the last year or so. Flip-throughs of my sketchbooks, speed drawing videos, and videos where I talk about all the challenges of being an artist. If you haven't already, check out my channel https://www.youtube.com/user/willterrell20015 tips for better drawings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few weeks ago I posted a video of 5 tips for better drawings that most people seem to like. Check it out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tX7y9mu-lM
4/8/11 Living In La La LandI don't have a problem showing this since we're not the only Thelemites I've seen moved to tears when the Book Of The Law is read aloud.4/8/11 Living In La La Land3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every year we make time to read each chapter for each night of the Holy Days, which are the three days when Aiwass is said to have transmitted this book to Aleister Crowley in a hotel in Cairo, after a trip to the museum drew Rose Crowley to the Stele of Ankh-af-na-Khonsu (know amongst adherents of Thelema as the Stele of Revealing.) Now, I'm aware that much of Crowley's "Thelema" and it's ideas come from the three pages of Rableis' "Pantagreul and Gargantua" that don't read like an episode of Family Guy, and that some of the philosophy, wording, and cadence of the writing in "Book Of The Law" sound like a more mystical version of Ingersoll's "Liberty Of All". I promise you there's nothing to gain by triumphantly informing me of any of this as if it's somehow going to blow my mind.
Still, there's something about the Book, and other experiences, tha
So, You Want To Go To A Convention.For those of you planning on going to a con, or those of you just curious, here are a couple of funny videos that also give some great tips.So, You Want To Go To A Convention.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
First for those of you doing cosplay, fursuits or the masquerade, The Information Elevator presents a comical video filled with good info and helpful hints.
Filmed on location in an actual elevator (which you see a lot of at most cons.)
Second are more general tips but accompanied by some great shots of costumers including the Undead Village People.
sadlyHello, dear!sadly2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now I have a difficult time in my life because of depression, which recently washed over me. But there is good news. End of my cosplay-work activities postponed for a time.
I hope soon everything will be fine and I can please you with new photos and artami!
Commissions openedcomission status: openCommissions opened8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1 :iconeverittjames: lineart ready
2 :iconcrashgordon94: making line art
3 private sketch ready
If you want one of my work note me.
I work moustly on costumed/masking and transformation.
1) I made only clear art and I can reject your plot for pic If i don't like it or if it too difficult for me.
2) If I accept the commission, I will tell you the price (based on the list you can see below; although there could be some modifications depending on the commission details and the style you want).
3) You will be able to pay it using Paypal. I prefer if you pay the money using euros (there is an option in Paypal which lets you use any kind of coin, even if you oly have dollars, don't worry!). Please, when you send the money, tell my your Paypal address so I can recognize you
4) I will send you a preliminary sketch before I start iking and colouring the picture to know your opinion. I won't do modifications once the picture is finished.
NYCC UPDATEHey Guys!NYCC UPDATE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to post again about the Convention and provide you with all the up-to-date information
So, I will be at the Javits Center for New York Comic Con from October 10th-13th featuring a different character each day.
You can find me at Booth #2669. Aside from myself you will also see the artworks of my good friends Gaunted, Jon Lam, and Vanessa Walsh as I will be sharing booth space with them.
At my booth you will find some of my cosplay prints as well as one or two from the Modelling files.
The two prints that have been requested the most are my Mary Jane and my Sonic the Hedgehog. I have a limited number of each printed so if you want them it's best not to wait until the last day. During Toronto Fan Expo, Mary Jane sold out on the last day and I suspect #