Feature #11 annaa by gorinageraskina 2684 by Levine-photographyFeature #114 years ago in Personal More Like This
her colour by Levine-photography enigma V by Levine-photography Lera by egiptianin
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Karina by AaronMcPolin :thumb270970121: servant of justice by StefanBeutler hang loose by StefanBeutler "Athena's Gaze" by erwintirta :thumb266335710: :thumb264529889: Someone Like You by Piddling :thumb196983119: Fade to black by PinkFishGR Breathe out the past by JustMyWay Sol Niger II by gottfriedhelnwein
Lara Croft wallpaper 4 by SonRuki 1966 Cadillac by bullethead321 Far away by elthudor
Yosemite II by Furiousxr :thumb212306871: Nature's Course by DrewHopper :thumb27778936: The shape you're in by iNeedChemicalX Furtive love by bittersweetvenom
If I Could by MartinStranka birds by guzin-guzin :thumb212773062:
Camp at sunset by cedrus A Certain Romance by jazzylemonade Magic Hour by DrewHopper
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On Joker, Real Feminism, and Fake Feminism*Note- My apologies and thanks to :iconcerebus873: for clarifying that it was the artist that pulled the Joker variant cover and not DC. Where I address DC for pulling the cover, I am wrong.On Joker, Real Feminism, and Fake Feminism3 months ago in Personal More Like This
**Note- I'll respond to anyone I can, but please forgive me if I miss your response, or if our conversation continues to the point I find it too lengthy to continue. I do respect everyone's opinion, though.
Wow... this journal entry is longer than I intended for it to be.
About a week or two ago, when the Batgirl #41 Joker variant cover drama was going on, I read a few articles and comments on different social media websites and news outlets. I considered both sides of the controversy with their arguments- people who believed the cover was sexist, promoted rape (what? Batgirl wasn't even raped or touched sexually on the cover!), and should be pulled, as well as people who believed the cover captured the fictional but well documented nature of The Joker, who is a sociopath and criminal of extreme pr
Image in cosplayHey everyone~Image in cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How ya'll been? So recently as you know I've been on a bit of a health kick. Yeah... I slightly broke it (for a month omg) XD But what has my health kick got to do with the topic of this journal? WELL! I was thinking about it today and I've seen so many comments on cosplayer's photos over the years that make me quite upset to see. There are comments like "you're fat", "you're boobs are too small" or "you're ugly". Or even the opposite of "you're too thin", "you're boobs are too big and saggy" or "your face doesn't suit this character". So as you can tell it'll be rather ranty so if you don't wanna read that's ok XD
When I first started cosplaying I got this a couple of times and yes, it hurts. It upsets me to see that people go out of their way to make someone feel bad for all the hard work they've put into a costume. So what image does everyone expect to see when cosplayers' cosplay? They expect them to look exactly like this character they're cosplaying, right? Well
How I Explain Doctor Who to my Friends:Me: So there's this Time Lord named The Doctor from the planet Gallifrey who has two hearts (because that's just what Time Lords have) and a TARDIS (Time and relative dimensions in space) which is a phone booth because the chameleon circuit broke and it's bigger on the inside and it can travel anywhere in time and space and the Doctor has these companion that are usually girls (except for his sassy gay friend, Jack) but they all end up getting disregarded in horribly depressing ways. He has a sonic screwdriver which can do all sorts of crazy shit except it doesn't work on wood but don't diss the sonic because it's cool and when the Doctor's body starts failing he can regenerate into a new one right now he's on his 11th but the 10th one was slim (and a little bit foxy) and got him laid a lot. Anyway, he basically travels around time and space, saving the universe from villains such as the Daleks and Cybermen when the Doctor was younger there was actually a Time War betHow I Explain Doctor Who to my Friends:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Icon Plz ListBueno, e decidido crear iconos plz, por que hay muy pocos para las expresiones masculinas >;c! espero que les sirvan tambien ;u;!! (seguire subiendo mas)Icon Plz List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ao no Exorcist:
Darker than Black:
Big Big News!!After all these years, I'm finally drawing a comic. Wait, you thought you knew that right? I'm not talking about the crows.Big Big News!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm doing all the illustration for Zenescope's Unleashed #0 out in april! pencils and colors
written by :iconPatrickShand:
been waiting awhile to announce it, I'll post some as soon as I can!
Its been a long time coming i suppose, just never had an interest in drawing pages before.
Hard times, and how to survive themMy wife said to me "you've got to be kinder about England when you're around the kids. They loved Derby!"Hard times, and how to survive them1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I had no idea I was being so bitter - but when I thought about it I had to concede the point. And that made me start wondering why - Why did I feel so angry about the UK? What was my problem?
But here's the thing - Some 14 years ago I couldn't get any work. We had just had baby no.2, and I had done a run on 'Spawn: the Dark Ages', and had been suddenly replaced, along with the rest of the team on the book, because McFarlane wanted 'a change of direction'. And then there was literally no work. I went to NY to see DC and Marvel, but they had nothing. I pitched company after company, to no avail. I tried to get on illustration agency books, but was refused by all of them. I tried children's book publishers, Core Design, and other computer game companies. Nobody wanted me. Even Frank Frazetta criticized my art in his book 'Icon' - just to add insult to injury!
We ended up having to sel
5 Unanswered QuestionsA few times a week I'll get questions in the form of “notes” on dA, emails, and private messages on Twitter, but I'm sorry to say that I don't normally find the time to answer them. But I've saved the most interesting ones in hopes I'd answer them during a slow work day. That day is today.5 Unanswered Questions10 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Most of these questions are paraphrased, or a mix of two different questions.)
1. You charge way too much for commissions (between $1000-$3000 for 11x17). How do you justify that?
I agree it's a lot of money. When I first started pricing commissions so high, it was for 2 reasons: I only had time for a handful a year, and having a commission list stressed me out. I priced them high so less people would ask. Commissions are nice, but I see it as a short term money game, whereas working on creator-owned properties is more lucrative over time when you think about prints, t shirts, licensing, etc.
The work I put into a 1k commission is the same I'd put into a Batman cover. And I sell B
Hard Light Effect (Video Journal)This is the first live tutorial I recorded so I had no idea what I will end up with. Basically I wanted to show how to get a high contrast hard light effect in Photoshop, almost HDR looking. I wanted to keep things realistic so I used the contrast masking technique to keep the original shadows of the model. This tutorial can be followed in Adobe Elements as well.Hard Light Effect (Video Journal)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Model stock image by Marcus Ranum: http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/
Background image by Julia Starr: http://night-fate-stock.deviantart.com/
Sky stock image by Pelleron Stock: http://pelleron-stock.deviantart.com/
For the exact links to the stock images go here: http://www.psdbox.com/tutorials/hard-light-effect-in-photoshop/
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead4 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
Our Newest Video!Riding on the back of holiday cheer and in preparation for the upcoming new year con season, please enjoy BadLuckKitty, justaLITTLEbitter and my latest video!Our Newest Video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We created it with much love and a lot of giggles.
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From HellCelebrate this week's launch of Pokemon X and Y with a daily dose of disturbing Pokemon artwork. The adorable Pokemon, Chansey, gets several creepy and realistic twists.Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From Hell2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
chansey by nastyjungle
Chanseydon Preview by Gumbogamer
No. 113 - Chansey by PokemonFromHell
Chanbra by SolaMontoya
Chansey by altered-worlds Chansey by OMGaMOOSE
Chansey and Ratata by lmerlo72
150+ project: chansey by edface
And some Pokemon fusion Chansey mashups:
Pokemon Fusion 4 - Eleggtrode by BonnyJohnElectresy by JosemonCosplay
Pokemon Fusion by eduardocatebPokeFusion - Geosey by kaj18
Pokemon Fusion: Psysey by SakuraSetsuna
Pasey by KinkoKitty
OH YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE I LOVE YOU ALLTHANKYOU FOR 151 BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING AND SEXY AND FIOHFJLKSDHIKDHJKDJKD WATCHERS. I LOVE YOU ALL♥ YEAH.OH YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE I LOVE YOU ALL3 years ago in Personal More Like This
lol now i dont know what to say OTL
BUUUUUUUUUUUUUT im thinking of doing something SPESH for the 150 watcher mark.... ideas anyone? LOL I might think of something on Saturday when i cosplay Akaito... (sexy Akaito anyone?) Possibly gonna maybe do some form of thing where i get everyone who wants to to comment on here and say a character they think i should cosplay.. and then ill make a second journal where everyone can vote? IDK IDK.
Soooooo i guess comment here if theres some character you think i could pull off :3 can be a guy or a girl.... though nothing thats IMPOSSIBLE for me to pull off ok LOL
Thankyou once again, and i love you all♥ 8'D
EDIT: BEAUTIFUL ANON WHO GAVE ME A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER. THANKYOU WHOEVER YOU ARE AND OMGOSH♥ //throws hearts at you I CANNOT EVEN--- JUST THANKYOU. ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanFan Art Friday: Attack On Titan5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!
Attack on titan by VeggieStudio
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
= Different expressions PLZ:iconanime-cartoon-plzs:= Different expressions PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
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 Updates3 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
For those who have been waiting patiently...Hey Guys,For those who have been waiting patiently...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So after doing revisions upon revisions, re-writes, trash-canning ideas and brainstorming new ones. I think it's safe to say, the webcomic is on the slab and getting jolted by lightening. Slowly, ever so slowly, I will be able to say "It's ALIVE!!!! IT LIVES". But I still have to go through inking, colors and lettering, and then the ball will officially roll. In the meantime, for those who have been patiently waiting, I wanted to give you a little something to express my thanks. A glimpse at the pencils before I start doing the digital magic. Hope you like it and keep checking in....it won't be long now!
Let's get things started!Hi guys!Let's get things started!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm almost back! At least I'm close to being back I think.
We are working on our upcoming cosplays for närcon that is in less than two months from now. Time flies faaaast, huh?
We are also practicing a lot for our performances during the convention that I am suuuper excited about. Hopefully I can tell you all about them soon enough.
I just thought I would post my schedule for Närcon since it's pretty much set in stone now. I hope to see some of you there! Who's going and what are you cosplaying?
Schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, not a real con day but when we arrive I will have a photoshoot as Fujibayashi Kyou from CLANNAD
Thursday: Remake of Yoko Littner from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Friday: Mayoko Okino fron Zone-00
Saturday: Mayuyu MK3 from AKB0048
Saturday afternoon/evening: Kagura from Gintama
And on Sunday I will be M
Silver Age BatgirlFinally finished! I'm so happy! <3Silver Age Batgirl2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Galadriel (LOTR / Mirror dress)
My classic Batgirl suit and my Mera suit are finished so far. (except for a few little changes on Mera's sleeves). Don't worry, the yellow pouch will be exchanged with a red one (The yellow one is for my black suit). I just wanted to see how it looks complete. For Batgirl the only thing I have to do now is the cape. I am really looking forward to wear the whole costume!
I also finished Dove's base suit. I'll work on the accessoires in the following days and hope to finish it quickly. <3 I love Babs, Dawn and Mera sooooo much! I'm so inspired and motivated at the moment. Great start into 2013!
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Buying Online - [Good and Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good and Ugly]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
The Sean Murphy ApprenticeshipI'm thinking about taking on some students for a two week "boot camp" course in comics--based off the classic master/apprentice style of education. But before I move forward with the idea (and begin Kickstarting), I wanted to get your feedback and see if anyone is interested in enrolling this winter. Please pass this along (Twitter/facebook) to anyone you think might be interested.The Sean Murphy Apprenticeship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I bought a house in Portland, Maine this past weekend. It's a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Victorian house that's been newly renovated. The top floor is finished and will become the drawing studio for 5 students. The idea is to furnish the building with tables, chairs, couches, beds, a TV, a library, a photo studio (for taking reference images) and all the other amenities that would create the school.
After selecting the 5 students (I'll take submissions that will be juried later on), we'll all meet in Portland this winter for the two week apprenticeship. The students will live i