1000 Point Valentines GiveawayHi there,1000 Point Valentines Giveaway1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I wrote a journal a little while ago about having a giveaway or contest and people were quite mixed about it so I thought I would do both. I will hold a contest in a month or so.
I'm giving away 1000 points here to my awesome watchers, I will split it into 10 lots of 100 so that 10 people can each get 100 points.
New watchers are welcome, but please only watch and enter if you are interested in my artwork as this is for the lovely people who are supporting me and my work
If you want to enter, simply leave a comment on this journal and favorite this journal so that I know you are keen on being a part of it,
I will announce the 10 winners and send them their points on February 14th - Valentines Day - because I love ya! I will chose 10 people randomly from the comments on this journal.
Hope you all are having a good day,
If you want see me on Facebook -
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation mattersPE: Presentation matters2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques IWatercolor Techniques1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
Prompts!New PromptsPrompts!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
19th July - 2nd August
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Cosplayers I LoveHere is a list of cosplayers I have discovered here on dA and who I think are great cosplayers:Cosplayers I Love1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:icon0Charcoal0: :iconAlexia-Muller: :iconAriB-Rabbit: :iconCelesteChaos:
:iconCosmicNya: :iconCourtoon: :iconcyberlight: :iconEnjiNight: :iconEverDisasterFayce: :iconEvil-Uke-Sora: :iconFennecRiku: :iconDareDreemer: :iconHK-Sayaka: :iconJoviClaire: :iconkolibri-chan: :iconKytelian: :iconLadyliliCosplay: :iconLauzLanille: :iconmarcychan: :iconmayuyu0405: :iconKran-it: :iconMySpazzyValentine: :iconNaruForeverSasu: :iconPaddraNsuYeul: :iconRavenxAlmasy: :iconRotemamba: :iconRuet-Beer: :iconsamiinction: :iconSerenityLunae: :iconShiroang: :iconSinfulVoice
I want YOU - about giveaways and bigger plansHI FRIENDSI want YOU - about giveaways and bigger plans1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
10,000 pageviews and almost 500 watchers, I am veryvery thankful. You're all AWESOME AND HERE I GIVE YOU ALL MY HUGS AND KISSES
ANYWay, I wrote in my giveaway journal that I am "currently writing a journal about why I do this, why I've decided to host giveaways etc and how I'd like to develop this to something bigger". With only a couple of days until my current giveaway ends (don't worry I will host more), I want to share something I've been thinking about.
What I want you to understand, even if you are participating or not, a watcher or not, is that I'm not doing this for myself - I do it for you.
To hosts giveaways and contests etc costs money and personally, I have a very low income at the moment, however, I think it's much more worthwhile to spread the joy than to keep it to yourself. I want a happy community where we share, talk and work together. It's is perfectly fine to just want publicity, to just
(RANT) What it is to be WRONGSo I just got another comment explaining to me how someone's friends are really mean and evil- and how only their cosplay friends act this way, and it's always just in the community… how the community is really horrible and twisted- and people are so friggin mean- and I just want to point out something of relevance and address this because it's really starting to confuse me… just because of this-(RANT) What it is to be WRONG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not 'just your cosplay friends' or 'just the community' it's everyone.
Humans act this way.
People want validation for their work, time, effort, and artists are one of the biggest roles in which the only validation you generally get only that, and sometimes people don't even get that pat on the back.
It's really tough out there.
So yes- human beings may attempt to out shine you, or put you down- or accuse you of things- it's habit. This would not apply just to the cosplay community- have you ever had to put your art in a gallery? Trust me- not everyone is going to be all thumbs up if your
It's so quiet...Sorry for the lack of activity here! I've been busy XDIt's so quiet...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a bit of a mental start to 2013, with Jenn getting a new job, a bunch of birthdays and events, and a lack of money forever looming overhead!
I've mostly been busy working on my costume and kit for a new LARP system I'm joining next month, so when I have some good pictures of that, I'll share them here. It's not often I will share pictures of my original characters on deviantART (in fact, I don't think I've ever done it), but I'm really proud of the kit for this. A bunch of Parlé are all joining the same system, so hopefully we can get a few good shots before time in!
Here's a preview of the costume, for those interested...
On the con-front, things are less busy than usual, due to clashing events, and one or two that we usually attend for fun that we're opting out of this year. We did London Anime Con at the start of the month, which was a fantastic event. Still t
METROCON 2013We are now able to confirm who from Parlé is coming to Metrocon 2013!METROCON 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
This year, it'll be Jenn, Kelly, Charlotte, Amala, Dani, Conor, Becki, Laura (of the Bruce Banner variety), Sammi and Reiss!
Pre-reg for the con is now open, and a lot of the events have been announced! We look forward to seeing some of you there
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
Stuck in Savannahhttp://flamboyantwreck.tumblr.com/post/31651348546/stuck-in-savannah-upcoming-episodesStuck in Savannah3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some teasers for some upcoming episodes. My god, I don't think we really meant for filming to go on for so long. Ah, well! We got some great shots!
Metro & General Update-to Ahoy!Hello everyone :iconawkwardhugplz:Metro & General Update-to Ahoy!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Miss me? I bet you did X'D
How do I begin?
Not too sure as a lot happened on the Holiday so I will have to keep it brief I'm afraid. will breif-ish about my adventures with Kelly, Jenn Laura, Charlotte & Dani :iconimhappyplz:
First of all Metrocon.
I would like to thank everyone personally for coming from all over the US to attend & see us there. When I heard how far some of you came to just come to the panels and meet with Parle I felt like crying with joy. I mean, to care so much to travel such a distances means so much. I hugged those who traveled furthest with the most passion :iconhurrplz: lmao
It was busy and hectic a lot of the time, but I loved meeting every one of you who came to Metrocon and I hope that you got to speak to me enough ;__; real sorry if you didn't. But if I stayed longer in some situations I wouldn't of been able to eat anything before the next panel X'D
More importantly, I'd like to give a huge thank you to anyone who gave me
FB Users, I call upon thee again!I got through to Round 2 of the "Sexy Cosplay Girls" Contest!FB Users, I call upon thee again!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I need to call upon you lovely Facebook types once again for your help to get through to the next round! Please go to THIS LINK and hit "like"! Feel free to leave a comment too, if you want.
I've changed my entry to Judy Nails. It's not one of my most well-known cosplays, but despite that, it's one of my favourites.
Thank you in advance to everyone who votes! ^_^
I've already posted this on my tumblr page, but we've received a fair few messages from people asking if they can send us gifts or cards for Christmas.
Jenn and I would be far more grateful if you donate the cost of your gift/card/postage to Doctors Without Borders, in honour of Par
Zabu does Commissions! (CLOSED!!!)Alright, I'm here to finally offer up my shit for money- er, points. Maybe money later. But right now points! Not out to make a lot, so I'll try and make my shit affordable, but at the same time not make it ridiculous. My crap is worth something, right?Zabu does Commissions! (CLOSED!!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everything is pixelart. That's all Alexis does and that's all she knows how to do. Deal.
If you got a slot last time, I ask that you refrain from asking this time around. Try not to monopolize the commissions and give someone else a chance this time :c. BUT, by the time the next cycle comes around, you'll be free to try and nab a spot, okay?
1. :icontangiblylanguid: Ritsuko and Maya from Neon Genesis Evangelion in formal-wear, involving cigarettes and wine. PAID
2. :iconsleepysheep7: Sweet Ann, Clara, and Luka Megurine all sitting at a small round table eating a small thing of ice cream. PAID
3. :icong-osh: Her character and his shadow (http://g-osh.deviantart.com/art/One-hell-of-a-man-click-3588293
Free Sketches OvO/(Updated)[Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!]Free Sketches OvO/(Updated)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm thinking of making this journal as your OC storage~
Just post the link of your OC on this journal (Please... OC only okay~ )
There is no maximum number, I'll pick them randomly and draw them ~
I'll draw more or less something like this :
Or maybe I'll be using another style like pencil colour or chibies~
Remember guys~~ it is sketch~ so it might a bit or messy XD
Here's the sketch I've done so far~
Sketch Series No 1
Sketch Series No 2
Sketch Series No 3
Sketch Series No 4
Looking for Voice Actors for Video Short!EDIT// We are getting A LOT of auditions for Kanbo Roque, and while we enjoy them, we would like to have auditions of other charactersLooking for Voice Actors for Video Short!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
too, since we barely have any for anyone else. Also, we have not gotten any MALE auditions, so please send some in if you can!
SO, just letting you know that WE PREFER LESS KANBO ROQUE AUDITIONS in the future!
Hi! Currently I'm making a new video, this one is going to be a semi-animated trailer for :iconcombo-lock:
HENCE THE CLEVER JOURNAL SKIN HUH? //shot
BEFORE ANYTHING, FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL. ONE LUCKY DEVIANT WHO FAVES THIS JOURNAL WILL GET A FREE COLORED
CHIBI OF ANY CHARACTER THEY WANT.
Alright! So I need some voice actors to make this trailer happen. I'll take what I can get, I'm not too picky XD
The trailer will be about a minute or two long, featuring art by me, Ryouba-Blue as my trusty sidekick, and the amazing
loafa-poo most likely. There will me some minor animation involved and a TON of video editing
(CLOSED) PREMIUM+POINTS GIVEAWAY~~ NOW CLOSED ~~(CLOSED) PREMIUM+POINTS GIVEAWAY1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am featuring winners in a separate journal later tonight or tomorrow!!
Good luck to everyone!
This is my 2nd Giveaway!!! I asked earlier what kind of contest you wanted since I have some points left, and you voted for a giveaway so here it is! 82 deviants participated last time (thank you!), let's see i̶f̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶o̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶1̶0̶0̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶i̶c̶i̶p̶a̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶-̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶r̶a̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶n̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶p̶r̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶3̶0̶ ̶p̶
Whit's Character Design Contest- ResultsRESULTSWhit's Character Design Contest- Results3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TO ALL WINNERS: The list of prizes are below, note me regarding claiming these
prizes. For the features, note me regarding pieces you'd like me to feature.
Sorry, I decided on a winner for a week or so now, just haven't had the chance
to post a results journal. So here are the wonderful entries:
I believe this is a great redesign of the original outfit and it has a great layout,
with comments and illustrations to clearly show the outfit's design. I fell in love
with the design and it's components, color schemes, and details. I can't wait
to draw Sunozone in that outfit!
I loved this so much, it was so hard to choose the other outfit over this one. I
love the tomboy look and how it stood out against the others. I loved the
goggles, shirt design, but most of all, those amazing pants!
Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!Hello everyone <3~~Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm back from Madrid in Spain and have some photos and stories to share with you. Watch only the photos or read my crap as well haha XDDD it's all up to you <3.
First of all, it was CRAZILY COLD!!! OMG x.x....it was like 5°C, but the crazily ICY wind made it ways colder.
The day we arrived, we had a really lovely dinner together with our friends from WCS Team Spain 2012 (<3!!), KamuiCosplay and her husband and met some new Spanish friends <3. Thanks a lot to Alberto to organize this dinner *hugs*.
First convention day! I wore my new Archbishop costume from Ragnarok Online together with Elffi as Shura
(I'm still not confident with my costume ;O;, but I had much fun wearing it ^^).
We went to a photoshooting with our sweet photographer Taichia (https://www.facebook.com/TaichiaPhotography?fref=ts) who tried her best to take some pretty shots during a very gray and windy day >___
Thank you for the Birthday Wishes 2013, 1/2 I want to thank you all for the birthday wishes with this feature (part 1/2)Thank you for the Birthday Wishes 2013, 1/22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Coming Up For the Sun by CherryCityBlues Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies by theresahelmer Teddy's Grand Adventure by wintersmagic
Rainbow Connection by GlassHouse-1 :thumb389337670:
Les fleurs du mal by Wetterlage Postcard from Corfu by e-l-a-n-i
Quarters: Bow and Arrow by Talaran12 berlin in summer by Batsceba
dans les champs by 13essylu The sun behind Wales by Alexandra35
LAZY by wiwionart Watching the sunset by MustafaSEZER
Anonymous Photobomb 12 by Kuroda-XIII Final de tarde by siddpires
I Will Be Your Shelter..i Will Be Your Home by rickster155 Butterfly by tsubaki77 golden daisy's 3 by kingbob24
Motorcycle Trip 2013 by crashmypartyhard ... by kg177
B-day cake for bro~ by LilHeart Hummingbirds in Flight by byakuyarox1
Flash! by J-Skipper Reach The Light, Still in The Own Darkness by Ankdros Shadows by Anna-Gracie
Bob Marley by Lintsi Trickster by AmethystSunrise28 The Moon Rabbit and the Lantern by AndyCat90
Silhouette by Doovid97 :thumb388958229:
The Foggy Dew by catch---22 Crystal Heart by ZiaulKareem
Under the Surface.... by Laylaisawesome Fading Dreams by NANCOULINI
just breathe by loreleft27 In This River by CrowsReign
Old plate camera (-updated-) by framafoto Icarus by y-ixin
'Goula Sky by Sutsuki-Sensei INNOVATION INNOVATION INNOVATION by JetteReitsma
Bee. by Stray-Heart :thumb36747291
Hetalia Sim Date [RELEASED]Hetalia Sim Date [RELEASED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summer Thing Sim Date is now available for all to play!
Yup! I'll be working on a Hetalia Sim Date for the remainder of the Summer & starting into the school year!!![Bullet; Green][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Pink]
[Police][Note]STARRED POINTS ARE IMPORTANT!!![Note][Police]
[Bullet; Red] Website Link & Information
[Bullet; Orange] Storyline
[Bullet; Yellow] Reminders
[Bullet; Green] Disclaimers
[Bullet; Blue] FAQ
[Bullet; Purple] Useful Links
[Bullet; Pink] How you can help
[Bullet; Red] Progress
[Bullet; Orange] End notes
See the OFFICIAL [Beta] website here:
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Storyline: A teenage girl (sorry boys) explores her vacation town for entertainm
Fan Fiction Has a New HomeLiterature > Fan FictionFan Fiction Has a New Home11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As many of you have noticed, the Literature gallery gets a huge influx of fan fiction submissions. We're hoping that by having Fan Fiction under the Literature umbrella, the number of miscats in the overall gallery will drop. And, for those of us who frequent both galleries, it'll simplify submitting and finding work.
Of course, we can't cut down on miscats without your help! Please spread the word by favoriting and sharing this journal, and by moving any of your own submissions as appropriate.
Not sure whether your submission counts as fan fiction? :faq572:
(Note that gallery updates for both Literature and Fan Fiction is in the works. Please continue to use the category that best fits your work.)
You're welcome to bring your concerns to us at any time!
Literature CVs: GrimFace242 , IrrevocableFate , neurotype , ShadowedAcolyte (CRLiterature)
Fan Fiction CV: SingingFlame
We're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and UpdatesI had noticed that our subscriber count on the FDP Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=guide) account was getting close to hitting 80,000 last week but I figured that we had until after N2U before that happened. Yesterday I logged into the FDP Youtube account and realized (after a while because I'm always the last horse to cross the finish line XD) that we had hit 80,000!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! According to a 2005 census the city of Yalta has a population of 79, 982... THEREFORE, if we were ever challenged to a square dance by the city of Yalta WE COULD PAIR UP SORTA EVENLY 8DWe're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously... I love you guys. You've given us so much support whether it's through comments, drawings/gifts, notes, favourites/likes/retweets/reblogs, coming up to us to say hello at cons and even going out of your way to ask your local cons to invite us as guests... if I think about it for too long it blows my mind. It's incredible to me that there are people out there who like
Commission InfoBefore reading any further, here are some things to know:Commission Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Paypal only.
- I won't start on anything until payment is received.
- No refund if I've already started. =_=
- .. please don't rush me T n T...
Chibi: $10 USD
Additional character : +$10 USD each
Headshot: $10 USD
Additional character : +$10 USD each
Waist Up: $25 USD
Additional character: $25 USD each
+ additional $5 USD if character is too detailed
Full Body: $35 USD
Additional character: $35 USD each
+ additional $5 USD if character is too detailed
Send me a note titled 'Commission Request' with the following information:
*Type: [ chibi/ headshot / waist up / full body ]
*Additional Characters: [ If any, how many? ]
*Reference[s]: [ your character(s), concept/clothes ref, etc ]
*Additional Information: [ any specific poses, absolutely must-haves, etc ]
**WIP?: [ yes or no? ]
- I have the