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After my dear friend :iconaigue-marine: (and a lot of other people before) asked me, how I make my appliques, I thought: hey, you work at a costume with this appliques again. I can make a tutorial!
And here you see step by step how I make on a easy way all my appliques.
What do you need:
- paper, pencil and scissors (maybe a rubber)
- fabric and thread
- Interfacing /Interfacing doubl
Best deviations of the week 23Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 232 years ago in Personal More Like This
Longkui - Reminescence by EiloriaWe Will Punish You by Come-On-CosplayQueen of Hearts - I by hexlordCome here, Little Lamb by AnimaidensGOSICK by EvangelineMakikiyamIt Will Shine Someday - Magic Knight Rayearth by kerubearSometimes you want to be alone by MonicaWosShut up and eat a pineapple! by WackelPBrotherhood by cloethIs that all? by PaXingCaiRirichiyo Shirakiin by ikabiiThe Witch of Elrit by anthenii-sanLove Is A Battlefield by SoloGraysonTouhouvania -Patchouli Knowledge by CalssaraHikaru Shidou by kurorochanHeisuke Todo. by TanoVeryaPaula by kisara-nyanArthur Kirkland I by lilistprinceAn illusion - Mukuro Rokudo TYL by NarcissPuppetHakuouki Hekketsuroku by HaraNatsumiVampire-Knight by PriSuicunArthur Kirkland II by lilistprinceCelestia 1 - My Little Pony by DugFinnGasai Yuno || Mirai Nikki by HAPPYHAHARWBY: A Thorny Rose by Adellexe:thumb376291288:Gundam ZAFT Meister by palecardinalWork Your Magic by MeiCosplayVirus kneel by Sinitar-des
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
May is gone and June is coming! *...HI EVERYONE!...*May is gone and June is coming!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you, guys? I've decided to dedicate the skin's journal to "Batman" because the 21st of may my Scarecrow Cosplay received a DD! *--*
Here you are the thumb -->
I am also so happy because I've passed the 100 DDs suggested!
Anyway, This was a very busy month for me, because on June I'll have some university exams to take…! For this reason I took a little break from
cosplay, but I'm going to wear a new costume very soon!
Now, let's begin with the month freaturing! :
How to suggest a Daily DeviationHello!How to suggest a Daily Deviation2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to one of our polls at Traditionalists, there are many people who don't know how to suggest a Daily Deviation - too many, really. In this article you'll learn all about suggesting DDs: it'll be focused on Traditional Art category, but the general rules are the same for all the categories on dA.
So you've just encountered an outstanding work - or had one for ages in your favourites - and you'd like it so much to be seen by everyone on dA. Before you suggest anything, you need to check if its author had a DD within past 6 months, as one deviant can have only 1 DD per 180 days. How? Add "dds" to their profile address, so:
username.deviantart.com would turn into username.deviantart.com/dds
You may also reach that page by clicking "browse" in deviant's gallery (top left, between "feat
Best deviations of the week 14Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 142 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rukia cosplay by AleDiriRWBY: A Rosy Dream by AdellexeTrinity Blood - Balcony by Faeryx13Cat's food - Miku - VOCALOID by ShirokiiFFX: The Summoner by JoviClaireKuroro - Kurapika by PriSuicunGoku ssj2...the power of Kamehameha! by AlexcloudsquallLightning Returns: Crimson Blitz by JoviClaireVampire Knight : Yuki Kuran by Misaki-SaiBIOSHOCK: Welcome to Rapture by Benny-LeeNoir: Last thing you'll ever see by ocwajbaumJudal: Fallen Magi by chibinis-chanCode Geass Gaiden: Akito the Exiled by Green-MakakasYue-cosplay-clamp2 by PriSuicunMarquise de Pompadour by clodia-romero:thumb363928364:Lonely Island by Aster-Hime
Braid tutorial◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊Braid tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Today I show you how to sew a wide braid. Most cosplayers have the problem that our character has a pattern, a braid or similar to his clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little tutorial you have one of many ways to solve this problem completeley.
Today my costume is from Sakizou of the artbook "Romantic jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld
Have a look what the bra
chronicles of hateso...i woke up to a most unusual email today. my friend and writer on aphrodite9, matt hawkins asked me if i could give a shout out to this book, chronicles of hate as it was massively slipping under everyone's radar.chronicles of hate5 months ago in Personal More Like This
it was most unusual for him to ask that, and usually i am shit at even promoting my own stuff... if it wasn't for my fans and readers...whoo boy XD
so i stood baffled as to how do i even do this... and then i looked at the files he had sent me...
f&/k it! i know exactly how to go about this!
if you want to have an ultimate tool of ever mastering the art of painting values, whether you like comics or not, this is your friggin book!
not kidding! this dude, Adrian Smith, wipes the floor with my value skills and composition skills XD
brilliant designworks, graphic novel is not of the wordy variety as he allows the art to tell the story, and genres and stories being very personal taste based i can't tell you whether or not it will be your c
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
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 Etiquette6 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
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
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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
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
FACE OF KOREWACOSPLAY CONTESTHello fancy cosplayers and photographers!FACE OF KOREWACOSPLAY CONTEST2 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
I'm Real, Are You?UPDATE 21/02/2014:I'm Real, Are You?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So this journal literally got so full that it won't let me post anymore thumbnails XD I've created a second journal, so you guys can just keep adding your photos Also, there isn't a deadline for this, so just send in a pic when you're ready to <3
Here's the second journal ^u^
EDIT: I realize many of you are asking as to why I am doing this. Why would I want to put my face on the internet with an insignificant sign that can't really prove who I am?
Because I wanted to create light to darkness, to help people know that you never have to stay the victim, you can be a survivor.
Please know that I am not hateful towards the offender, nor do I feel anger. I have dealt with my emotions, and have come to accept that what has happened cannot be changed. But maybe we can help to prevent incidents like this in the
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
Otaku House Finallist+New Cosplay Video!!Otaku House Finallist+New Cosplay Video!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys!! how are you?
Im taking part in the finallist of otaku house!!
I would like it if you vote to me!
its so excitin and awesome!!!
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and for the another news!!me and my bff KimuXGemini made a new video of "Blame it on the cosplay!"
you can watch it here:
so thank you guys and have a super awesome day!!
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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 update2 months ago in Personal More Like This
In this time, I posted up the new Ruby's photos.
(Please click to Ruby's pic)
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.13 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