Dango and Pocky Recipe!Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :iconToonTwins: I would give them the recipe for dango. You all can use the recipe to your liking as wellDango and Pocky Recipe!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is...
You require the following ingredients:
1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour. Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour. Any wheat grinder would work well. Just use the electronic one. I did it by hand and it hurts>>)
Making the rice dumplings:
Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)
Making the sweet sause:
Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup an
Fashion 101: Working with ModelsWelcome to the first edition of Fashion 101, a series of articles revolving around the art, business, and nuances of fashion photography brought to you by Fashion-Show. While some topics may be relevant only to the fashion industry, many of these articles can apply to multiple genres and art mediums, such as today's topic. As is customary with most of my articles, there will be a giveaway and discussion at the end!Fashion 101: Working with Models1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is a Model?
Simply put, a model is a person employed for the purpose of posing for an artist. This can be for a painter, sculptor, animator, photographer, etc. For the sake of this article, we will be looking at models for photography. We will also be further defining a model as someone who has agreed to pose or act for your photography project, versus a brief subject such as a person on the street.
Why Work With a Model?
A model brings a lot to the table for a photographer, particularly when it comes to b
1 more Year, Thank You!Thank You for birthday wishes! ;u;1 more Year, Thank You!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm very happy that despite I'm not that active anymore, I still recieve lovely notes and emails!
I'll try to make up for It in this week and FINNALY post some stuff! ;D
Any yet another age achievment unlocked! It feels kinda weird but mostly because I feel no difference from back when I was like 16 hahah XD; //Foreverimmature</3
Cheers and hugs and see You around my dearies !
COMMISSIONS JULY- AUGUST
Im remaking commissions list!
I can accept every type BESIDE 8 and 9 ! (Type 8 Yaoi commissions are open though XD )
Here's the Link of prices and what I can do:
PLEASE USE MAIL on the website! <3
Selling some sassy merchandise!
For full info go here! <3
Commissions: CLOSEDFor a limited time during December and the New Year I’m opening my commission slots. Here’s all the info:Commissions: CLOSED2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How much is it going to cost me?
(I.e face and shoulders)
Digital Bust : £15
Watercolour Bust: £20
There is an extra charge for adding a background. The price will vary depending on the intricacy of the background but the starting cost is £5.
Small additional features such as flowers and accessories can be free of charge, depending on desired intricacy. Additional characters will be an extra 40% of the cost, minus background charges. E.g, if you wanted a Digital Portrait featuring two people it would be £15 + £6 (40% of £15)
[Boing! Boing!]How do I pay?[Boing! Boing!]
[CLOSED + WINNERS] 1800 watchers RAFFLE~!Edit: WINNERS CHOSEN![CLOSED + WINNERS] 1800 watchers RAFFLE~!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much to everyone for taking part of this raffle~! I'm so happy YAY//>w<!!
Also soo sooo grateful for all your support *I hope that I can continue like that in the future* Thank you Thank you for the interest <333
but, Now the winners!
(You can check the who won below)
Just today, I noticed that I have 1800 watchers. YAY~!! I can't explain my feelings. This really means a lot to me!! Q///A///Q
Thank you all so much for supporting me! <3
Okay so, I decided to do a raffle. its my first raffle. *so excited for no reason* and This probably will be a slow process, so please be patient!
But now..first of all, ENJOY THE RAFFLE! \;v;/~
HOW TO JOIN THE RAFFLE?1. You must be a watcher!
(This is just for thank the people who like my works. I don't mind if you're an old or new watcher. But please don't watch me ju
Page Doll Commissions [CLOSED] Commission status:Page Doll Commissions [CLOSED]10 months ago in Personal More Like This
All slots taken ;;;~!! Thank you so much for your interest!//cries
soo I opened mini pagedoll chibi commissions just for this week. ;v; Price: $5 or 500
If you want to order one, you can send me a comment or note with a picture of your character...and character information.
You'll need to filling in the following form:
1. Paypal or Points:
2. Character name:
3. Age/ Personality: How do you define him/her in a simple way?. Not history, just a simple information about your oc.
4. Reference(s): At least 1 full body reference. Must be colored please.
5. Extra info: You can add some short info that you'd like me to notice for the drawing or for your character.
Page dolls like these:
WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL BOOK IS READY!!Hello to all of you!WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL BOOK IS READY!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hi! (wow...and I feel it's been AGES since my last update here on DA, when was my last journal? 2013? *sob*) Anyway, here is a great news I'd love to share with you guys. Some of you here probably know that my first Copic tutorial book has released a few years ago, right? Now it's time for the second one! And this is watercolor tutorial book, entitled "Manga Magic"! Bravo!!!
Manga Magic will introduce you to tools, tips, techniques, and tutorials with watercolor as a main medium(mostly talks about coloring and designing characters in mythological themes). The book will be officially released in September, but now it's ready for online pre-ordering. So if you're interested, you can check the information about the book below here on both links!
North Light Shop
Interview-should you become a professional artistHi everyone,Interview-should you become a professional artist9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Meiyue has done a very nice interview here : Should You Become a Professional Artist?
She interviewed a few artists and myself about working professionally. The answers are varied as we all have had different experiences, so it's good to see the range of things an artist can go through!
If you are interested in art as a career, it might give you some tips and suggestions.
Commission Information - OPEN Status: OPENCommission Information - OPEN7 years ago in Personal More Like This
- If you want to commission me, please send me note after you read & agree with my commission terms.
- In the note, please send with this form so I can arrange your note easier. Thank you so much for your co-operation . If you don't use DA, please send me email to email@example.com (but I check DA note more offend than email):
Title: Commission for (your account name here)
In the note:
Commission type: (your commission's type here please). Example: 1 b/w with background, 2 colors, 1 colors with background, etc
Character information: References of your character, if you don't have references, then just description your character but please keep it as short as possible. Thank you so much,
Your email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you don't have a character and want me t
Happy Holidays!Happy Holidays!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hi everyone, as the holidays are fast approaching I will be doing a huge sale in my online store. This sale will last from Dec 23 - 28 only, and all orders made through this period will be shipped on Dec 29.
** $5 Posters **
I am selling a bunch of posters for only $5 (or 3 for $12)! These are a bit thinner than the regular ones which are 80lb, but the paper quality is still nice and smooth. The regular posters are on sale as well!
** New Postcards **
I’ve printed a bunch of new postcard designs as well! You can get 3 postcards of your choice for only $5, this deal is only available through this sale period.
Pretty much all the bundle sets and posters are on sale, please check out my store for more info and pictures. ^^
On a separate note, if you order a poster and a smaller item (i.e. bookmark), please note that they will be shipped separately in
Names Kings FollyA common mistake I’m seeing and because I just want to be an annoying nitpicker but:Names Kings Folly2 days ago in Personal More Like This
People are spelling Elliot with one L as “Eliot”… he has 2
Philip on the other hand, people spell with two L’s as “Phillip” but he has only one.
So Elliot and Philip.
Not Eliot and Phillip.
Win my stock packs (70 stock images)!A heartfelt thank you to everyone who take place! I'll soon think about a new competition.Win my stock packs (70 stock images)!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Winners: (1) Sarah Cross (2) Mikri Deb (3) Hello-iz Luna (4) Hettie van den Hoek (5) Kimi Löwenzahn (6) Johanna Sauer (7) Kristen Thompson (8) Kasia Drzymalska (9) Victoria Lee Woods (10) Jorddin Crawford (11) Irina Ivleva (12) Charmaine Carrillo (13) Samantha Hughes (14) Cookie Mon
WIN MY STOCK PACKS:
ICE AND SUN - WATERCOLOR STOCK PACK XII by AuroraWienhold
You can win a mega stock pack of 70 beautiful stock textures.
14 winners will be choosen randomly.
How to join
LOL I got le daily deviation...on my newest picture "I am the Plague". I had to write le journal about it, because everyone does it, so I don't wanna be worse HURRRLOL I got le daily deviation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It wasn't suggested by anyone (thanks guys, I see how it is :iconthatsgreatplz: LOL) They even wrote something, like, "I am the Plague by *Yaoi-World is an atmospheric piece with good composition and appealingly sketchy line work. " appealingly sketchy line work, that's right baby, tell me moar :iconshewantsyouplz:
Apparently, when you get a DD you are not notified about it. If I wouldn't be vain and wouldn't click this picture to check how much views it got LOL (don't look at me like that, I know you do the same :iconbitchpleaseplz I wouldn't even know that it's there. So you know guys, it's good to check your EVERY. SINGLE. PICTURE. once for a while to see if there isn't any hidden daily deviation there.
And generally I don't feel so excited about it as I should I guess. I mean, looking at the level and numbe
Tolerance and freedom of the mind!JeSuisCharlie!Tolerance and freedom of the mind!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
You all may have heard of the brutal terroristic acts in France – 12 people where murdered by extremists because they stood up for freedom of opinion.
This is a big tragedy which hit human rights all over the world very hard. We are with the bereaved and send theme all our love and compassion.
WHY AM I BRINGING THIS UP IN THIS GROUP?
This is an important issue I desperately want to bring up in this group.
This group stands for tolerance, freedom of opinion, creativity of the mind.
We as lefties sometimes experience intolerance and lack of understanding first hand – right handed people sometimes do not understand,
why we have „so much difficulties“ to adapt ourselves around there right-handed world.
They say we are clumsy, cannot write readable, some even believe (even nowadays) that left-handed people are sinister!
Having this tragedy in front of our eyes – people who have been killed because they were standing i
Toriyama Interview (Saikyo Jump)Kanzenshuu has the full translation of the new Toriyama interview up. Some fun tidbits in there, some contradictory to previous information too: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/episode-bardock-akira-toriyama-super-qa/Toriyama Interview (Saikyo Jump)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you know, Akira Toriyama-sensei, the father of Dragon Ball, oversaw the manga in this volume, and so naturally, he answered the questions of Naho Ooishi-sensei, who is also a super-fan of Dragon Ball!! Don’t miss it!
How was the character of Bardock born? (I heard he was born from the TV special, “A Lonely Final Battle”, but…) Also, what sort of attachment do you have to the character Bardock?
Yes, Bardock certainly was born from the anime. However, I don’t remember the particulars of how it went at that time. As for his design, I think I probably just gave some editorial supervision to what was suggested to me by [people from] the anime side of things. I don’t r
Kids have the best answers"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college — that my job was to teach people how to draw.Kids have the best answers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She started back at me, incredulous and said, "You mean they forget?!""
-- Howard Ikemoto
Kids' wisdom is flawless~
Just a think I felt like sharing
Culinary Creations: Still Life Photography ContestCulinary Creations: Still Life Photography Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest
Still life photography usually involves a set up - planning and careful execution of a shot. Food photography in particular takes a lot of preparation and the time to make a dish or an item of food aesthetically pleasing. So I thought it was about time we had a contest involving all elements! Your challenge is to create a brand shiny new Still Life Photography piece that features Food. Now the catch is you must be creative with the food. Entries will be considered carefully and if you are taking photos of food that someone else has made, then you need to step up the mark and make it as unique as possible. If you made the creation yourself, give us a brief idea in the description of how. Utilize the descriptions of your artwork to tell us about your photography!
Start Date: Monday 14th May
End Date: Monday
Features :)Well then schools about to start so I thought to make a feature to those who tried to talk to me. I really appreciate it guys I don't have a premium but I can link back to some cool picturesFeatures :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
first bestie Sara
:iconSketchedExistence: -I want to add that her artwork has improved soooo much!!!
1M PVs RAFFLE~! [WINNERS] Edit: WINNERS CHOSEN!1M PVs RAFFLE~! [WINNERS]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please take a look at the prize section to see who won!
Thank you guys so much for joining the raffles, especially those who spent your time to find something funny/nice to include in your comments! I really appreciate those. Some of those really brightened up my last few days. XD <333
I hope I will continue receiving your support in the future. Thank you! *bows bows*
I will be sending out notes to the winners shortly!
See you guys around! <3
Today I reached 1million pageviews. Thank you so much for your support up to now! /o/<333
As promised, I will host a raffle to cebrate it! /o/ <3
How to join
1. You must be a watcher! ( New watchers are welcome. But please don't watch me just for this raffle hahah. If you don't like my arts enough to watch me, you wouldn't be interested in the prizes either, right? d' v 'b )
2. Add favourite this journal.
Heroes JM3 Incoming (Female SS3s)JM3 information is starting to surface for Dragon Ball Heroes. As expected, the Avatars are getting new clothes as part of their second "Class-up" (and transformations for the Saiyans). This upcoming set will be a landmark moment for the franchise, holding the special revelation that is the first official Super Saiyan 3 female design. other than that, the other characters are getting new outfits that I'll need to work in as well, and meaning another transformation for the Raiokutian (Freeza Clan) characters in my project too.Heroes JM3 Incoming (Female SS3s)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Final note, there is another silhouette below the new avatar designs. Not exactly sure who this is, but the text claims them to be a boss character. The design looks very similar to Liu Xing Long's Otohime form, but she was already utilized in JM1. So, I'm not exactly sure what is going on. Maybe she's getting a new form? Maybe it's a new character? Have to wait and see.
Anime Expo 2014 GUESTS! +Cosplay ScheduleHey everyone, AMAZING news!!!Anime Expo 2014 GUESTS! +Cosplay Schedule1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We will be Cosplay Senpai Guests at Anime Expo 2014 this year!!
Come visit us at our table in the Entertainment Hall (west hall.) Our table will be right across from the cosplay photo sets!!!
WE WILL BE THERE EVERYDAY!
We will be signing autographs, taking pictures, answering questions and selling prints!
IF YOU DONT SEE US THERE YOU CAN STILL SEE US ON THE LOBBY FLOOR!!
Check our COSPLAYS FOR AX:
#23. 1000 POINT GIVEAWAY!Update: We're up to 41 entries. Thank you!#23. 1000 POINT GIVEAWAY!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've been gaining tons of watchers, so I'd like to do something to show my love for all this great support. I've got 1000 points to give away... who wants them??
1. Watch me.
2. Fave this journal.
3. Create a journal of your own, featuring 10 of my deviations. Be sure to fave everything you feature. Also have a link to this journal in your journal.
4. Post a comment here with a link to your journal featuring my stuff so that I know you entered.
5. If you want to enter multiple times, feel free to. Just create another journal, with another 10 deviations (not the same ones) and post another link here.
Deadline: June 1, 2013, at 12 noon (MDT).
At the time of the deadline, I'll review all the entries, assign a number to each entry (so people who enter multiple times will get multiple entries), and then I'll use random.org to pick a winner. The winner will get all 1000 points!
PERSONIFY A COLOUR CONTEST!! CASH PRIZES ADDED!!!!RULES!PERSONIFY A COLOUR CONTEST!! CASH PRIZES ADDED!!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just noticed I put this rule in my personal journal, but not here!
The picture MUST BE NEW! And made for the contest!
Take any color from the rainbow, and personify it!
I don't mean just make a character all in blue smiling away!
Make a character based on how that colour makes you feel!
Example: blue is sad and dreamy, red is anger or love, green is envious!
I'VE HAD A COUPLE PEOPLE ASK. BLACK IS NOT ALLOWED.
You MUST title your entry "Sparkly Personify Contest"
We are keeping the folder open, so we need to see who is following the rules!
Your entry can be in any medium, but MUST follow the groups rules!
Bright and shiny with lots of sparkles!
Please leave a reason why you picked the colour or colours you did in your artists comment!
You can enter as many times as you want, but please put effort into it!
It can be ANY character, original or otherwise!
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch it. Seriously.
I just got back from the cinemas, where I caught Warm Bodies with my bestie from LASALLE. I know what you're thinking, that the movie didn't look that great. Yet another zombie movie amongst the throngs of supernatural the media flings at us, yet another teenage romance to appeal to every young adult with a pulse. And I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the outline of the story - a cute young man who just happens to be undead falls in love with a young girl at first sight - I was skeptical. I assumed it would become a rehash of Twilight, and I just got over the nausea of seeing those posters cluttering all the billboards.
However, after trawling through the trailers and finding them appealing and funny, I decided that the movie was worth a shot. It advertises itself as a quirky, humorous take on zombies, throwing in a mix of teenage romance