How To Sculpt in Wax pt 1Well, as promised, I thought I should write up a little information on sculpting in Wax. It's not the first medium one would think to work in when starting out with sculpture, but it does offer a lot of benefits.How To Sculpt in Wax pt 16 years ago in Personal More Like This
That said, though, it's probably not the best medium to use if you're JUST getting interested in sculpting. It's primary benefit is that it allows for lots of clean sharp detail, which is something that's valued in the collectibles field. But we all know detail doesn't equal good work. As a prerequisite to wax, I think it would be best to start out sculpting in Super Sculpey. It's easy to get your hands on, and everything you learn from working with it is applicable to wax sculpting.
But if you're wanting to dive in and try wax, here's some help with getting going:
I personally use a few different kinds of wax with my sculptures. All of which are mixed and offered through private 'dealers' I guess you would say. ha! www.willowproducts.com is an excellent resource for gettin
How To Sculpt in Wax pt 2Okay, to continue (and probably wrap up) my Wax info, here's the second installment.How To Sculpt in Wax pt 26 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tools of the trade! Sculpting in wax, while essentially very similar to sculpting in softer clays, does require some specialized tools. Nothing too fancy, but you will need some certain things.
The most important tool is an Alchol Torch. This is a small rubber bottle with a wick that runs up to a screw on cap. You fill it with denatured alcohol, which in some cases is difficult to find. Here in California, I can pick it up at any hardware store, but just a couple of years ago it wasn't as easy to get.
Here is a link to the one I'm using. There may be cheaper alternatives, but $15 isn't too shabby: http://www.egeneralmedical.com/hsi-3659460.html
The alcohol runs you about $15 a gallon too, and usually lasts me about a month of solid working time.
So, what is the alcohol torch used for, you ask? Well heating up your tools of course! It can also be gently squeezed while lit to provide concentrated heat
Not Everyone Gets a Gold StarI came under fire yesterday for being harsh. It happens. Not the coming under fire part, but the being harsh bit. You see, I have a philosophy...Not Everyone Gets a Gold Star2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are a lot of poor starving artists.
Do you ever watch the first few episodes of American Idol? I do; it's fascinating television. So many delusional people in such a short amount of time. It's glorious! A good friend of mine once said that the reason there are so many contestants that are absolutely abhorrent singers is because all of those people didn't have someone that loved them enough to tell them they're no good at singing. (Either that or the poor schmucks simply refused to believe the well-meaning people that might have tried to educate the cacophanous vocalists). We live in such a politically correct, 'I don't want to be responsible for stamping out your dreams' society that we're no longer honest with each other. Hence, beautiful trainwreck television in the form of phenomenally bad singing.
The art-world is like th
The Freek Show Weekly Feature #36:iconthe-freek-show:The Freek Show Weekly Feature #362 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Barrio Guy tutorial now FREE!Barrio Guy Tutorial is now free and available to everyone!Barrio Guy tutorial now FREE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
27 pages and 94 images that guide you through every aspect of the creation of the image. Here go the links for the 3 chapters:
Follow my work in my Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-Jose-Alves-da-Silva/234378906916
dA love for everyone! #11dA love for everyone! #113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: Kaz-D :iconkaz-d:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
Oh gosh that's a tough one. I guess many people think they know the answer to it, but when you're actually asked... well! I think I'm defined by my work, family and hobbies. They've all combined over the years to make me who I am today. Especially photography - Art.
How did you found out about deviantART and why
PE: 9 ways to overcome (artistic) Frustration.9 ways to overcome (artistic) FrustrationPE: 9 ways to overcome (artistic) Frustration.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Everyone has heard of it, everyone fears the very sight of it, but if you are an artist, there is a good chance it creeps at you regularly, more often than a flu, in various forms and intensity; in psychology, Frustration is a common emotional response to opposition / obstacle, is related to anger and disappointment and its strength depends on the size of the established challenge. When Frustration calls you more often than your mother does, it's time to take an action!
1. - TAKE A WALK
Try to get your feelings straight by walking it out of your system. Is it raining or snowing? Even better, get soaked and dry out.
2. - SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
Sleep on it. Make yourself busy with small repetitive tasks, watch a good movie or comedy, play a game, visit your family or a friend, cook a new recipe, get a haircut, tidy up your room or house, watch a documentary, have a chocolate, take a horse ridi
very sad news everyone.this is the day we have all wished would never happened to this fandom. Next Monday is the day we wished would never come. Next Monday is going to be the worst day. We are all going to relive something that all of us have hoped would never happen again. So next Monday on nickelodeon at 5:00pm and then again for some reason at 7:00, DO NOT WATCH THE LAST AIRBENDER MOVIE AT ALL! Instead, why don't you watch regular show then adventure time on cartoon network at that time. Or better yet, why don't you get up from your chair at 5:00 pm next Monday and reply slam your head against the wall until all you can see is blackness. That would be better then going thru that again. Or maybe just watch regular show then adventure time on cartoon network, that maybe for the best.very sad news everyone.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Book 2 for later this year? + MORE!At a Nick Animation press event, some news more news was released about various nickelodeon animated shows including The Legend of Korra.Book 2 for later this year? + MORE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, nothing much was released save for that the date was coming later this year, and an exclusive clip (I'm hoping somebody will upload it somewhere, if anybody finds it please link in the comments!)
While this isn't much news, keep in mind that the last time we got a year date it wasn't actually so far away from the actual date. Even so, "later this year" could even still refer to as late as next fall, or even winter. Still, it's nice to know it's coming this year!
"Exclusive clip?" Yeah, you read that right!
I've been looking for that clip for a wile now, and nothing :/. All i found was a description of said exclusive clip...
The sequence we saw found Korra battling one of these spirits, initially just seen as dark tentacles, surrounded by
NEW CLIP FOR EPISODE 8 UP(For those who can’t view it out of the country!) When Extremes Meet: Travel in Style" http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/24018347392/the-legend-of-korra-when-extremes-meet-travelNEW CLIP FOR EPISODE 8 UP3 years ago in Personal More Like This
GO TEAM AVATAR!
Time to Move on... Hey allTime to Move on...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How you guys doing?
I'm leaving the MLP stuff.
Basically, the point of this journal (I'll try not to make it too long.) is that I'm getting ready to move on from the whole My Little Pony scene.
It's been fun, guys, but let's face it, I was only going to keep it up for so long.
As you have probably noticed, despite (attempting) to make comics for the last few months, I've pretty much fallen out of the whole MLP fandom scene.
Unlike when I first joined, back in 2011, where I'd be scouring the various websites for the latest news and re-watching the weekly episodes, I'm just not pushed to do so anymore. I never got around to finishing Season 3, or watching that movie thing, and I've pretty much ignored the whole thing.
Don't get me wrong, I don't HATE the show, nor do I HATE the fandom, I still really enjoy it, and I really do hope I'll watch the last of S3.
It's just I've certainly
Book One: Air on July 16th, 2013The Legend of Korra made its big debut last year on Nickelodeon and IGN can now reveal details on the Book One DVD and Blu-Ray for the popular follow up series to Avatar: The Last Airbender.Book One: Air on July 16th, 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fans will be able to pick up The Legend of Korra Book One: Air on July 16th, 2013, which collects all twelve episodes of the series so far.
The Legend of Korra will mark the first TV series Nickelodeon has ever released on Blu-ray, and the Blu-ray will contain exclusive special features, including:
Audio Commentaries from series creators, cast and crew for all 12 episodes.
Series creators' Favorite Scenes: Eight Animatics
While there will be select audio commentaries on the DVD, the Blu-ray will be the only release to have commentaries on every single episode. There will also be an additional special feature that is available on both the DVD and Blu-ray:
The Legend of Puppetbender Present “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story” (original short)
The Big HP Groupwide 100 Theme Challenge - ON HOLDHello hello my dear friends, it's been a while! And unfortunately I'm not here to really fix things challenge-wise either I'm afraid that I'm stepping down from my position here at the wonderful HPC once more, this time permanently thanks to health reasons >.The Big HP Groupwide 100 Theme Challenge - ON HOLD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fans are amazing...Remember yesterday's screenshot Brian submitted to his tumblr?Fans are amazing...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, (i think) the same guy that did the fan animation of Bolin and Eska now made a new animation, now about Korra, here is the amazing-ness:
It's so amazing to see the fandom is so devoted to the show, i mean, look a this! Look at all the fanart! It ='s hard that nickelodeon is making us wait so long for the premiere of Book 2, but for now, i think fan art is enough to fill the Korra withdraw some of us are going thru.
Keep the hard work fans! And lets be patient for next season! Bryke is in the last touches of it, i know it! Book 2 is almost here
Skeletons In The Closet: Three Preview Clip!Korra and team cozy up with Gommu underground after Amon's takeover. Hopefully the food tastes better than it looks. http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/25393053022/the-legend-of-korra-skeletons-in-the-closet http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/25393020439/the-legend-of-korra-skeletons-in-the-closetSkeletons In The Closet: Three Preview Clip!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW CLIP: http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/25395884036/asamilator-from-skeletons-in-the-closet
full panel 2012 & In honor of MakoSomething I need to put up on this group first. In honor of the memory of the great Mako Iwamatsu, who was the voice of Uncle Iroh on Avatar the Last Airbender. Today is the anniversary of his death. Take a moment to think about how he impacted both Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend Of Korra.full panel 2012 & In honor of Mako3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mako Iwamatsu - December 10, 1933 — July 21, 2006
Alright. So this is the majority of the commentary they made while they were showing the concept art! Unfortunately, the concept art itself wasn’t recorded in the video - it just shows the panel talking. Also the first few pics with the Water Tribe festival are missing.
Book One Highlights! Comic Con 2012! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dZb7lPNBUs
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqFQ-MoFTbY&feature=channel&list=UL
Legend of Korra table read. good audio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jJdMjYdTMM
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_yA-m9Nq9Q&feature=channel&list=UL
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/w
Official General Iroh II Newsa tweet from CJFarley. It reads, “#Korranation Just got off the phone with Korra creators. I’ll be posting story soon. A tidbit: General Iroh II is Zuko’s grandson, not his son. http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/25375680803/official-irohOfficial General Iroh II News3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Episode 8 & 9 Descriptionsseason 1 episode titlesEpisode 8 & 9 Descriptions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nick and More’ has the remaining Korra season 1 episode titles and dates beyond June 9th’s “Out of the Past”. Please note I cannot fully confirm these, but NickandMore seems to be reliable.
108: "When Extremes Meet" As Equalist activity continues, Korra faces off against Councilman Tarrlok.
109: "Out Of The Past" Korra tries to understand her visions; Tenzin and Beifong search for Equalist hostages.
Old news from last night
110: “Turning the Tides” - June 16th
111: “Skeletons in the Closet” - June 23rd
112: “Endgame” - June 23rd
NickandMore’s tumblr on how they get these:
FYI: The June 23 one-hour finale is based on TeenNick’s June schedule, which has episodes 111-112 airing on Sunday, June 24 at 3pm. Therefore
Janet Varney talks Korra and FandomSee...I just have a LOT of time. The twitter session summary is coming up soon as well.Janet Varney talks Korra and Fandom3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
AVClub has an incredibly in-depth interview with Janet Varney on her voice acting experience, relationship to the voice actor of Azula and what's it like working on Legend of Korra. We'll post an excerpt, but be sure to read the entire interview here.
VC: You’re friends with Grey DeLisle, who voiced Azula on the original series. Did you know her while she was working on the original show?
JV: No—or, rather, I did, but it had nothing to do with me. She’s one of those voiceover peop
Zuko's mom, we might learn where she is!Yes that title is indeed correct, Zuko’s mother is finally going to be answered. Via a comic as most of us expected.Zuko's mom, we might learn where she is!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now bullet points of info from the interview.
There will be some “supernatural” IE spiritual events here
Some of the political situation from The Promise will continue here
The Search focuses mainly on Zuko and Azula, Aang and co will be present, but the royal siblings drive the story.
Zuko will continue to adapt to his role as Fire Lord
The Search takes place immediately after The Promise ends
Gene Yang and Team Gurihiru remain as the creative team
We will see how Azula’s stay in the mental institution has affected her
Katara and Aang’s relationship will develop more, but will be a very minor aspect of the story
Toph also only plays a minor role
CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!French version:http://ladymacbeth1755.deviantart.com/journal/CONCOURS-Fr-296089472CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest theme: Severus Snape x Evelyn Black
Evelyn Black information can be found here http://ladymacbeth1755.deviantart.com/art/Evelyn-new-character-file-285107732?q=gallery%3Aladymacbeth1755%2F32712129&qo=12.)
For this contest participants must submit a piece of art that has Evelyn and Severus as theme. It can be general art, a fanfiction illustration, poetry, whatever you feel like doing as long as it respects the theme and Deviantart´s general guidelines.
It is not required to be my watcher to take part(although it helps to get to know the theme More information can be found herehttp://ladymacbeth1755.deviantart.com/gallery/32712129 )
Is not necessary to have both Evelyn and Severus in the piece as long as the theme is Evelyn x Severus
What WILL be accepted:
Steve Blum telling ATLA and LOK jokes as Amon.Anime Expo Video http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/26294227836/avatarhunter-kason-the-equalistSteve Blum telling ATLA and LOK jokes as Amon.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Important Announcement, Please Read This!SPREAD THIS FAR AND WIDE, TELL EVERYONE!Important Announcement, Please Read This!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WE, AS A FANDOM, WOULD NEVER ABANDON LEGEND OF KORRA!!!
Tell people to make sure to watch legend of Korra this Saturday. Because if it doesn't have big views this week, we'll be lowering the chance of getting a third season. As some of you may not know, the main reason we didn't get a new episode of legend of Korra last week is because Nick wanted to test how strong the fandom is. So after a two week break the views should go down. If this happens, Nick will take it as Korra not having a loyal enough audience, and they may not want to go for a third season. So we need to make sure this up coming episode gets a lot of views!
So please re-blog this to your journals to tell the whole Korra fandom on what needs to happen.
WE WANT A THIRD SEASON, THEREFORE WE WILL DO ANYTHING IN OUR POWER TO GET IT.
KORRA FANDOM, ASSEMBLE!
no need to re-blog this part!
season 1 episode titles
Nick and More’ has the remaining