RE-opening Commissions (16/02/2013)General Information:RE-opening Commissions (16/02/2013)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Artist retains all rights to the commissioned artworks, it means that all publishing rights are reserved by myself unless otherwise specified. ( In the case the artwork is of original characters you have created, this does not mean I own your character or ideas, it only means that I reserve the right to use the final image on personal or public website(s), my portfolio, in print or other types of self-promotion.)
Payment: Western Union, Paypal * Для жителей России ещё вполне возможен почтовый перевод, Сбербанк-онл
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
Still Life Stills Features: Making OfI absolutely adore food photography but rarely do I find the time to take photos of ingredients or of the making process so seeing such photos makes a wonderful change.Still Life Stills Features: Making Of3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Banana chocolate chip cookies by Nattyw
Still Life Stills Features: MintStill Life Stills Features: Mint2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Feature - Watercolours collectionFeature - Watercolours collection3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mess by Claparo-Sans
Still Life Stills Features: Berries!This weeks feature suggested by Isalovesphotography and pepikabooStill Life Stills Features: Berries!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: ClocksStill Life Stills Features: Clocks2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!Hi guys!! Thank you as always to all watchers and everyone who faves and comments - I'm so sorry I don't have much time these days to reply to everything, but I definitely do read and appreciate them all!COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked so many times I've lost count to put together a makeup tutorial on how I do my cos makeup - and I finally did it!
I hope this is a little helpful, although some disclaimers - I have Caucasian features, so my makeup will be very different to someone with a different face shape. I use a lot of eyemakeup, much more than a lot of people, just because I do lol. My eyes a pretty big naturally, so I line them right up the edge, as opposed to widening the eye by drawing further out. A few things like that to bear in mind ^_^ That said, hope you enjoy! *chu*
Any questions please feel free to ask!
Thank You and Some AnnouncementFinally I can sit down and type properly.....umm....Where to start?Thank You and Some Announcement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's talk about a day before my birthday, so I went for hill hiking with my students and other colleague in a sunny afternoon. Damn, that was....a nightmare.....Huuu.....Every step was so exhausting....ish so tiring.....OKay, we managed to get up there and we're so happy and took photos, almost every corner....LOLz. Suddenly my left leg cramped. I felt like I'm gonna die of pain. When the pain subsided, we went down the hill and I sprained my ankle because of that stupid cramped leg....again....ish painful. Still, I continued to walk down the hill with others.......OKay, I couldn't imagine what happened the next day.....
On my birthday...
Woke up with painful legs....still had to work though.... so was pulling my injured leg to office..When I opened my laptop, arrr....can't access internet....what ish this!! (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ So that's the reason for the late respond in replying the wishes. And
In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!:iconfarfie-land:In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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This is NOT directed towards people who have general opinions (go ahead, have em'). This is a response to some of the recent EXTREME attitudes that I've seen around here and Tumblr. If you don't like candid opinions, please click here. You will not be disappointed.
It's probably more in defense of TTGO than BTB, since I've seen more people grumble about that show. Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go are not the same show. Let's get that straight out. It's not a continuation, it is a variation. If you can understand that, then maybe it will be less painful for you.
Teen Titans Go may not be your cup of tea, it might irritate you, it might even make you mad. Boycotting DC Nation because you want to stick it to those CN an
everyone look at this birdHeyoo! I just got back earlier today from China and HK :> still really loopy, jetlagged, and slightly sick at the moment. (sorry if I'm bringing any scary asian flus into the Americas lalala..)everyone look at this bird4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got to experience pretty much everything you guys mentioned in the last journal xD though not to such extremes in some cases. Overall everything was ok. China was cool and HK of course is shopping heaven. I'll make a better post later after I sort out all these photos. Most of the pics I took are of weird things... =3=
But anyway before that!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was in Shanghai, this little sparrow (?) flew over and landed near me, so I approached it like I always do when I spot birds, expecting it to fly off when I try to poke it..but it didn't 80! So I picked it up.
Sorry for the crappy photos, my dad took them and he never focuses on the right thing OTL
I carried it around with me for the rest of our time in that area, but then left it behind cause I c
I quit school to be a concept artist.Now I've got nothing to loose, only everything to gain.I quit school to be a concept artist.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
My work has been chosen for this year's EXPOSÉ. For a good start. It's a huge honor to be listed among the best artists out there.
But holy shit. You know what sucks about aiming high - the neverending fear that after all you won't meet the standards (=my life)
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
has a folder of
OBJECT-TAN CONTEST WINNERS:iconmikeinel-fanclub:OBJECT-TAN CONTEST WINNERS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT OBJECT-TAN CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY OVER
AND WE GOT OURSELVES OUR CHAMPS!
We want to thank every single one of you guys who voted for this great contest! After a total of 16 polls, we finally have our 3 grand winners! And they're all awesome as expected!
Without further ado:
will receive the following:
A digital colored artwork by UltimateSketchQueen
USB-tan drawn (possibly animated) by Mikeinel
will receive the following:
A digital sketch by UltimateSketchQueen
iPA Siri-tan drawn by Mikeinel
will receive the following:
Sewing Machine-tan drawn by Mikeinel
Congratulations to the winners!
Help Needed: Our Mom had major surgery----EDIT Apr. 03 2013---Help Needed: Our Mom had major surgery3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much for everyone helping us out, on behalf of me and my siblings,
we would like to thank all of you. :iconuhuhuhuplz::iconuhuhuhuplz::iconuhuhuhuplz:
Words can't express how much I wanna thank all of you guys...
Just like in the movies/telenovela/anime scene...but its happening in real life...
I had to raise 40K (1000$) on my own in order to pay the first half of Mom's
hospital bill so she can continue with the medicines....
And the hospital was like giving me only 1 night and half a day to do it...
No relatives to help me but I got my angel friends...God is still so good!
That time I said to myself
"I'll not go back in the hospital without the money, whatever happens"
Thank you so much for my Master who lended me some large amount of money and kept me company, to mamu jeanne and to dear real life true friends Soramio (who had to rush to the bank) cocojam who lend me money also and audiiyan arranging the paypal set up...
And to thes
No Point?Sometimes I get a rather blunt and sneering criticism that there is no point in doing realistic paintings when one can always take a photograph.No Point?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And then I reply, 'well, then what's the point in having sex when one can always masturbate?'
brain upgrade!Hey folks! Pleasantries! And Happy New Year!brain upgrade!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, let's get down with the boogie, then.
As you know, and as I've SAID (for far too long), I've been having designs on expanding outside of deviantart with "Bomango"--building its own site, trying to make a go of things with a great big narrative, getting into making books, Pablo plushies, all of that good stuff.
Well, after ages of my ambitions resulting in me just getting distracted and drawing more stuff, there's finally some direction with all of this. It's clear after years of experience that I can't be arsed to organize more than panels and balloons, and if this zeppelin is ever going to make it off the ground, it needs a co-pilot.
And it so happens that I've acquired one. I'll let him introduce himself:
"Hi, my name is Levi (taxes, not jeans). For almost a year now, I've been in contact with Van. A few days ago, Van invited me to join Team Bomango.
the crowd sourced"Why buy the cow when you can log in to a dairy-affiliated website and browse milk for free? I mean, seriously, livestock prices being what they are, not to mention food costs, waste management, and the prospect of buying into the imminently unsustainable ethos of raising large animals for foodstuffs in a world increasingly strained for resources, in addition to the questionable ethics of...you know what? It's all going the way of insects. Much more long-term in the livestock business. They mature and reproduce rapidly, you get all your proteins, you've only to get past the roadblock of choking down a fistful of crickets with a side of toast each morning. Cows won't do it, put your money on bugs, mate."the crowd sourced1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-Old Chinese Proverb
So, when last we met, a few things have happened in this gallery. Well, not many things, but it feels like a lot, so bear with me here.
My last journal entry breached th
CTENO X ASHIJI MINI MISPRINT POSTER MINI CONTESTASHIJI X CTENO MINI CONTESTCTENO X ASHIJI MINI MISPRINT POSTER MINI CONTEST4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DEADLINE: Tuesday, AUGUST 14, by 11:59:59pm!
-> -> ALL ENTRIES ON TUMBLR AND DEVIANTART MUST BE TAGGED WITH "CTENO" or "ASHIJI"
Displacement MappingSickleYield writes wonderful little journals where she explains things to the 3D world and tells stuff she has just learned to the people who watch her. I love that she does that, so why shouldn´t I try to do the same... because this is how we all grow, yes? Learning from each other is very important and I myself had wonderful teachers. So...Displacement Mapping3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a little crash course about displacement mapping or better - how those are made and set up in Photoshop / Gimp and DAZ.
In Daz Studio, displacement maps work pretty much like bump maps. Light areas render as positive while dark areas render as negative. To make a map for veins on arms, for example, I load the limbs texture into Photoshop as a guide layer, create a transparent layer above it, and simply airbrush the veins (white) using the texture as a guide. Some textures have veins that are visible and very easy to follow, while others do not and you just have to kinda wing it. It always helps to look at photos of very defined
The good ol' daysI remember a time when I would come on here routinely and vent all my feelings for no other reason than just that.The good ol' days2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think part of the reason I felt the need to do that here is because in my mind, you liking my art means potentially you like me as a person. This is not necessarily the case, but maybe in some instances it is.
Since a while back when all of us UDON folks went off to our own places away from a centralized studio, I've started to feel a sort of distance from the scene and my cohorts. As time went on, I got married and now have two kids, while manyof my coworkers don't and that is not a chastisement.
However, having a family of your own is a full time thing and one that needs constant communication and planning to get the most of. Many things that seem so unclear manifest themselves only well after the point, and all in all its a learning game that never stops.
Because of a number of factors, I also just turned off all external media out of sheer disinterest. I never watche
First journal post about Skye: Endless Realm![ Updated / edited @ Nov. 17th, 2012, 5:26 PM EST - to include new information ]First journal post about Skye: Endless Realm!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Elf Christmas Wishlist updatedScroll down to see wishes I have granted :3Elf Christmas Wishlist updated4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Make a post in your dA journal (the manual INCLUDED - I wont grant any wishes, if I see no manual). The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real-life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Surf around your friends list (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your