Back from Japan Expo and books for sale !Bonjour ! C'est avec le sourire et quelques heures de sommeil en moins que je reviens de Japan Expo ! Merci à tous ceux qui sont passés au stand pour venir me voir, à ceux qui m'ont apporté les cup-cakes, cookies, crêpes et autres plaques de chocolat (le soudoiement c'est bas!!) ! Merci pour vos cadeaux, vos dessins et vos témoignages de soutien pour mon travail !! C'était vraiment (comme toujours) très enrichissant et très très sympathique ! J'espère que vous garderez un excellent souvenir de votre visite sur mon stand et j'espère vous revoir l'an prochain pour la sortie de la BD Northern !Back from Japan Expo and books for sale !9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Autre info pour ceux qui n'ont pu se rendre à la convention, Le dernier artbook est disponible sur ma boutique en ligne, ainsi que "Eros & Thanatos" (Artbook érotique +18) que j'ai restocké ! ->
My artbook "the Art of Northern" Is now available in French Lan
Percy Jackson Quotes“Don’t push your luck, Leo Valdez; I still hate you.”Percy Jackson Quotes4 months ago in Personal More Like This
–Calypso to Leo Valdez, in The House of Hades
Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)This is the real, first chapter of the new book, that has yet to be released, The House of Hades.Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st tutorial - General Camera/Photography Tips1st tutorial - General Camera/Photography Tips4 years ago in Personal More Like This
General Camera/Photography Tips
Along with the new rules: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/30854393/ here the first tutorial
First of – this is not some “how to photograph” or step by step tutorial. It is also not aiming to people with special/pro equipment. You can use these tips with any kind of camera. Good photography is not always about having the latest or high end cameras. Every camera can produce lovely pictures if used right! Remember, it’s not the camera, but the user behind the camera.
While this lesson focuses on BJD photography, it is still applicable to other genres of photography as well.
General Camera/Photography Tips:
• Learn about your camera by reading your camera’s manual. Don’t ever think you’re too smart to read the manual. There are more to it other than teaching you about your camera’s functions.
• Read up on many photography tutorials as possible. It is always good
Thanks for the past, present and futureI knew that the time would come, and I am so sorry, I was hoping it would be later in the future, but it is here: I can not thank you as I would like anymore. I have 4000 friends who follow my work and hundreds of fav every day (and that makes me great pleasure). Until today I wanted to tell you directly how I', grateful, but now I work 1 or 2 hours at the computer to thank, and commitments will not let me anymore. Definitely I will continue to respond to comments, but right now I want to thanks in advance all those who want to add my drawings to their collection and want to add my name to the list of friends.Thanks for the past, present and future1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I take this opportunity to share with you some of the best moments I have experienced in recent months:
Some articles about my designs have been published on the website of this newspaper:
Dailymail online 13 marzo 2013
Mirror online 13 marzo 2013
Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.Stop looking at her actual thumbnails. I mean thumbnail sketches.Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so this isn't exactly a journal entry. But since I can't be bothered to figure out how to post inline images in the commentary section of regular image posts, you're getting this. Deal with it.
In my perpetual state of ultimate lazyness, this image has been bouncing around for a while, and I'm just now getting around to posting it. And I've had a fair number of questions. So, I think I'll take this opportunity to walk you through some of the happy accidents that fill the days of us artists. That's right, Bob Ross may be the only one who owns up to it, but we all have them.
To me, the most important thing in art is making decisions. In fact, you can break my art philosophy into a tidy little three step triad. Observations -> evaluations -> decisions. That's the important stuff. Everything else is just about
The Name GameThe Name GameThe Name Game9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pitfalls to Avoid and Tricks to Use while Naming People and Places
We've all been there. You're reading a pretty interesting piece of fantasy fiction, and a few paragraphs in you learn that the main villain's name is "Abraxas the Cruel, Lord of the Black Tower." You wince at the unoriginality, close the deviation, and move on to something more interesting. We've all been on the other side of things, too, with a detailed plot outline in hand, staring at a Word document that displays only a single line: "???? knew what he had to do--kill the president." We're sure that once we get that protagonist's name down, that perfect name, we'll be able to write the whole thing in one gush of brilliance, but all that's coming to mind are banal names like "John Everyman" or over-the-top ones like "Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster".*
*Yes, that is his rea
art theft spread aroundhttp://vk.com/art.ideasart theft spread around1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I guess some of you might have already seen this in loish 's journal, but I think we should spread this around.
Basically, this community is using a BUNCH of artists' works (my has already been taken down, since I've asked and linked to it), but from those I've recognized the community still uses loish, andrahilde , Apofiss, andaglas and a whole lot of other DA artists' drawings for their purposes, without A SINGLE CREDIT.
They even make (made) magnets for selling using the works.
More of that, as I've been trying to contact the admins of this group, and I've been told that "Oh, don't worry, nobody was making millions using your work" and "Don't worry, there were only a few magnet sells and the community doesn't do it anymore blah blah". As I tried to make them understand they have NO RIGHTS for using other deviants' works whatever the hell they want without giving the original artist credit I got told that " I do never erase the artist
Percy Jackson Quotes" Thalia: In that case, still up for dinner?Percy Jackson Quotes5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Percy: After all that, you're hungry?
Thalia: Hey, even immortals have to eat. I'm thinking about cheeseburgers at McHale's"
—Percy and Thalia, The Demigod Files
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
yeah please (rant) this is a rant kkyeah please (rant)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
on my page or in a note to me
-beg for art
-Advertise yourself/contests ( i have a group just for advertising yourself, do it there!)
-ask me to look at your art/page/whatever
100% of the hidden comments on my profile recently are those types of comments... I'm getting really tired of these things to the points where i'm hiding them or deleting the notes. I don't WANT to do this, but it's driving me insane. Some ppl can tolerate these things but I don't. I find it extremely disrespectful. I'm writing this journal because recently there have been sosososo many of these types of comments and notes
I don't do requests. I had to block someone today because they constantly ask me for free art. If you want free art wait for a giveaway since I hold these very often when i have nothing to draw.
I don't have time to enter your contest, and if y
In Linz beginnt'sHallo Freunde!In Linz beginnt's1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Heute gibt's Geschichtsunterricht. Ich wurde damit "gequält", also warum sollt ihr nicht ein bisschen "mitleiden".
Wir haben den 12. Februar 2014, das ist nicht nur der Geburtstag von Kaiser Franz II. und der Todestag von Thomas Bernhard, heute vor genau 80 Jahren startete auch der Österreichische Bürgerkrieg. Wo? An der Linzer Landstraße beim Hotel Schiff (heutige SPÖ-Zentrale für Oberösterreich). Von daher stammt der bekannte Ausspruch "In Linz beginnt's".
Die sogenannten Februaraufstände (viele halten den Begriff "Bürgerkrieg" für übertrieben) dauerten nur wenige Tage an und endeten am 15. Feber. Grunsätzlich ging es darum, dass die neue faschistische diktatorische Regierung unter Bundeskanzler Engelbert Dollfuß den inzwischen verbotenen paramilitärischen Verband der Sozialdemokraten (Schutzbund) entwaffnen wollte. Bei einer Hausdurchsuchung in dem oben genannten Hotel setzte sich dieser aber zur
So yeah.......Here was the project I was working on for a few days (and previously asked you guys to offer me nuzlocke characters to it).So yeah.......1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PS: As of late...I am in need of money. So, I am OPENING COMMISSIONS! If you are interested, please refer to this journal entry!
Disturbios en Mexico Diciembre 2012NOTE: This is about the urban riots in México (yeah, it scalated into riots). It´s in Spanish, just copy pasta it to a translator in google.Disturbios en Mexico Diciembre 20121 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seguro han visto en las noticias algunas de las imágenes y videos de los disturbios urbanos que ocurrieron el 1º de Diciembre de 2012 en la ciudad de México (y tal vez se enteraron de los que ocurrieron en otros lugares) y que incluyeron unos pocos miles de manifestantes, bombas incendiarias, ataques a barricadas, petardos, daños a propiedad pública y privada por millones de pesos, decenas de heridos, más de 100 detenidos iniciales y un supuesto muerto. Todo mientras Enrique Peña Nieto tomaba poder como presidente de Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, recibiendo la atención de los medios masivos que parecían no enterarse de lo que ocurría afuera en las calles. http://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/view/79936-vivo-disturbios-mexico-dia-posesion-presidente-enrique-pena-nieto ¿Qué sucedió?
Farewell contest [CLOSED]Farewell contest [CLOSED]9 months ago in Personal More Like This
THE ENTRIES ARE CURRENTLY BEING JUDGED
Due to the lack of actual qualifying entries, the contest will be extended until august 10th. REMEMBER TO READ THE RULES. Remember if option 1 entries doesn't look like it was made in MS paint or similar programs you will be disqualified, and it must be 100% drawn by you.
The third place prize has also been removed due to the lack of participants
Edit: READ the ENTIRE thing before you ask a question. I'm not going to answer any questions that has an answer in this journal.
Aaaaaaaaaaaas you all know by now
I'm going to be going on vacation next week for a month and Im going to hold another contest during the time that I will be gone
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE THING
3 Month Premium membership
1 Free request from me
A coupon for 50% off one of my commissions (non-tradeable)
A special journal feature of the
3000 Watcher GiveawaySo I've reached over 3000 watchers and I'll be doing the drawing for my giveaway tomorrow. If you watched me after 3000, you will not be eligible for this giveaway. Don't worry - there will be more in the future!3000 Watcher Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. A random watcher will be drawn via random.org. Watchers at and under 3000 will be eligible only.
2. The winner will receive their choice of a custom food in 1:12 scale.
3. The watcher drawn has three days to contact me once their name has been announced. If you do not get back in touch with me, you will forfeit our prize and another person will be drawn.
4. If you win and are under 18, please double check with your parents if you can give me your shipping address, since I will send you your item via the post. If you cannot give your address, tell me ASAP so i can draw another name.
5. By accepting the prize,the winner agrees to not resell the received item.
6. The prize will take at least a week to complete, as it will be made from scratch.
Thanks to all my watcher
Eurovision nightGot myself some ice cream and will be making myself compfy on the sofa so I'm ready for the big, glittery, horrible music, camp, pointless politics, drama that is eurovision. It never disappoints me.Eurovision night10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly I will be alone for this one. Matt had to do a concert he didn't want to do, so I will be live tweeting (humonlazydiva) my impression of the whole shebang.
Memorial dayHappy Memorial day guys.Memorial day10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This will be short because I am using my downstairs neighbors' net for a minute to check email but I thought I'd come on and say a little something about this holiday.
A huge thank you to those have served, are serving, and to those who have died for what freedoms we do have today. Even in a world that's so uncertain everyday, in a nation that's not completely sure of it's future due to past circumstances, the brave men and women who fought, fight, and died for us to have safety, freedom, and more importantly the choice to be what we want, who we want, and the ability to not only aspire to be something great but also able to become that something.
Thank you to the veterans of every war, to those station here at home, those in other countries away from home, and to those overseas in war torn countries still.
Most heroes are not like the ones you read in comic books, see in movies, or hear about in fairy tales.
They don't fight dragons, they don't have sup
Good Drawing:iconBreznicaKreshnik:Good Drawing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconDiegoKoi:Sensazioni by DiegoKoi
:iconMuhammad-Ejleh:Venice by Muhammad-Ejlehhole in a paper by Muhammad-Ejlehlet's get the hell outta here !!! by Muhammad-EjlehEiffel tower other angles by Muhammad-EjlehPaper monster 2 by Muhammad-Ejleh
:iconiskarlata: Parrot parade by iskarlataSummer colours by iskarlataSummer colours by iskarlata:thumb321795226:
:iconIleanaHunter:Commission WIP by IleanaHunterScarlett Johansson study by IleanaHunterKate Beckinsale Minimal by IleanaHunter
:iconTelemaniakk:... by TelemaniakkPrincess Merida (Brave) by AmBr0Princess Merida (Brave) by AmBr0:thumb352748326:Untitled by Telemaniakk
Percy Jackson Quotes“...if those girls found out the truth about her dad, they'd all be bowing down to her screaming, 'We're not worthy!'.”Percy Jackson Quotes4 months ago in Personal More Like This
–Leo, talking about Piper's dad
NPC Traders! Kangaskhan, Heracross, HonedgeNPC Traders are a set of NPC (Non-playable Characters) trainers that will trade you rarer pokemon for the pokemon you can get easily from available areas-- BUT THERE IS A CATCH! It is for a limited time only! For only a week or so at a time will you be able to get these great deals! We will keep a timer for them on the front page, just like with the quests. Also remember its only one trade to each NPC, eg if the trade is a Caterpie for and Sandslash you can't trade 10 Caterpie for 10 Sandslash, just one. The visual look for the traders are open for interpretation.NPC Traders! Kangaskhan, Heracross, Honedge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
School girl Annabelle wants a Buizel for her Kangaskhan. "Can someone trade me a Buizel? They are so adorable! I have a Kangaskhan for offer if anyone's interested."
:iconbuizellovesyouplz: -> :iconkangaskhanplz:
She is located in Gummy Town.
Office lady Maria would like an Aerodactyl for her Heracross. "I have always been interested in prehistoric Pokemon, espec
Critiques!It seems most of you like the idea of me providing critiques, so I will begin offering that.Critiques!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In order to receive a critique from me, please leave a link to the piece you would like critiqued on my profile. I will then leave a critique in a comment on your piece.
I've also listed the wine charms up on my site. They'd be great for the upcoming holidays.
Find them here: Buy a set here - http://bon-appeteats.weebly.com/wine-charms.html
I'd also be willing to take these as commissions if you have a certain theme in mind.
+Halloween Contest (UPDATE)++Halloween Contest (UPDATE)+2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: I hate that I did not realize that submissions were not allowed to the Halloween Contest folder. Thanks to an observant member who pointed this out to me, I was able to resolve the problem. So now submissions are allowed for the contest!! Because I'm sure when some of you realized your art couldn't be submitted you were all: and . HAVE NO FEAR. It is fixed.
Fairly aware it is quite a while away, but why not get a head start? OCNation's first Halloween Contest is open for submissions!
[Bullet; Orange] Deadline: October 31st @ 12:00 AM
[Bullet; Orange] Theme: HALLOWEEN!
[Bullet; Orange] Submissions can contain anything, ANYTHING, so long as it adhears by DA's rules. It does not have to contain an OC, thus it may contain any cannon character from any show or any animal, demon, angel, fish, big toe, WHATEVER YOU WANT.
[Bullet; Orange] Keep the gore to a minimum, but we are not asking that you make th
weird things you do ( e u e )/I....weird things you do ( e u e )/9 months ago in Personal More Like This
-brush my teeth in the shower * O *
-dress in really girly clothes on some days and in boys' clothes on others
-like to lick the flavoring powder off of chips or other snacks before eating them eue
-am afraid of fish (so i don't eat it) 8D
-pace a lot . n .
i thought this topic would be something fun to think about * O *