Ten Tips for Photographing Food1) Set the Table...Ten Tips for Photographing Food3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In the image above, claremanson not only photographs something that looks enticingly delicious and creative, but she has additionally set the scene. She's made up the 'table' so to speak, so that it compliments and even enhances the Food that she's photographing. Looking carefully at your setting is a fantastic way of making your Food look good and unique. It's cheap too, just look at using glasses, sometimes with liquid in them, colourful tablecloths, napkins or any other items that might suit your image. Within cookery books these days, images that 'set the scene' are becoming increasingly more popular and widely used.
2) Play with your Food...
Here, LADYW has not just made a 'salad' or an arrangement of food. She's looked carefully at how she can arrange her food in the most creative and complimentary way. Using shapes and colour to make something look good
New Basic Foal . . . and here's the pattern test for the new basic foal. It stands five and half inches high at printout size, compared to the ten inch adult mare. The construction is exactly the same as the bigger ponies, the main differences are in proportions. The foal has a smaller body, shorter, thicker legs, a shorter muzzle and a larger head. I might finish this one off as a Lyra, although the color is a little more greenish than teal.New Basic Foal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Next up: the stallion pattern test, and the wings. There's going to be open, closed and foal wings.
May - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!Hey guys and gals! It's already time for another monthly challenge!!!May - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Since we have a tie between "Green" and "Superhero" we will be accepting BOTH themes this month! It also means that you can enter TWICE! (once for each theme!) Also because there are normally two winners, there will be one Green winner and one Superhero winner this month.
Artisan Crafts only!Join CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder. The entry must be new and submitted between May 1st & May 31st.Two submission per deviant, one per theme.Must reflect the theme.
The challenge will run from May 1st to May 31st.
Two winners will receive a 3 month premium membership and 500
It's International Polar Bear Day!Today is International Polar Bear Day!It's International Polar Bear Day!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's use this day to spread awareness for the bear of the arctic through art!.
A Bit About the Polar Bear
The Polar Bear is a bear of the arctic and only lives largely in the arctic circle.
This bear is the largest carnivore and largest species of bear.
The bears diet consists mainly of ringed seal.
Polar bear fur contains no pigment. The white is seen through the scattering and reflecting of light, much like snow or ice.
A Polar bear's skin is black, causing them to overheat when running for long periods of time.
A male bear is called a boar, while a female is called a sow.
Polar bears can swim for several hours at a time
Polar bears can run up to a surprising 25 miles per hour
March 300 points Giveaway WINNERSThe winners, of my March Point Giveaway are:March 300 points Giveaway WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations, each one will receive 100 DA points!
Those who participated and didn´t win: I´ll hold another giveaway soon, so you might be lucky next time!
The rules for this Giveaway are quite simple, as always:
- Everyone can participate. My watchers and people, who don´t watch me.
- You just have to Fave this journal, that´s it.
3 lucky winners will receive 100 DA points, each.
The winners will be chosen via random.org on March the 22nd
Good luck, everyone!
Giveaway!I was going to hold this off for a little longer, but seeing as I have so much spare time at the moment while I wait around for replies to job applications I figured I'd get it started.Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, first of all,
I am hosting a giveaway/raffle. There will be four winners chosen by a random number generator.
How to Enter
1. I would prefer it if you were a watcher, but that's not necessary.
2. When you favourite this journal, that will be your entry ticket. I will send you a note with your number. Please also comment so that I know you want to enter!
3. You can gain more entries by posting a link to this journal on your tumblr/facebook/twitter etc. and in your dA journal, and by making forum posts - Please send me a link for proof.
4. You can further gain entries by drawing me pictures of barn owls/macaws/lorikeets - they can be full-colour or sketches, it doesn't matter [yes, I am going for a bird theme here]
How to Mark Up Your PoniesI want to preface this by saying I link to a lot of BabyLondonStar's tutorials in this post. I was very sad to see that she'd closed down her DA account. She inspired me to start designing patterns in the first place. I miss her and hope that she's doing well where ever she is now.How to Mark Up Your Ponies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People often ask me how to do eyes and other decorations on plush ponies (like maybe on their flanks? ). I don't have a huge amount of experience decorating ponies, but know some about working with fabric and I've watched a lot of tutorials go past in my time on DA. So, here's the best advice I could cobble together.
You have lots of choices for the general technique. Read through all of them and think about what supplies you have or will need and what skills you already know before you decide on what you want to try. I've listed techniques below in no particular order.
1) You can use iron on t-shirt transfers (see BabyLondonStar's tutorial: ).
2) You can use paint pens. Th
Page-Doll Commissions [CLOSED][ICON COMM] [HEADSHOT COMM] [PAGEDOLL COMM]Page-Doll Commissions [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SPECIAL OFFER:// I am now offering a special offer for when my slots open up again! If you purchase 2 pagedolls (must be 1 style one and 1 style two), you get a discount! You only have to pay 200 , meaning you are saving 40 !! Also, If you have previously bought pagedoll commissions from me before, you can get a discount for every pagedoll, only paying 100 instead of 120 ! If you would like to take this offer, please TELL me as I might not remember!
EDIT2:// Creating a wait-list because some people have been waiting a long time, but still missed it >w<
EDIT:// Some comments on first page has been hidden so I don't get confused ^_^
Hi there, I'm now opening page-doll commissions as well!
HOLIDAY CONTEST!!  - Update 11/13/12EDIT 11/13: Sorry for editing this entry twice today guys! It's just that a few fellow dreamers brought up good questions so I'd like to address them below! There are two edits in bold "edit 1" and "edit 2". These are the added notes for this contest.HOLIDAY CONTEST!!  - Update 11/13/123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to let us know if you have any more questions!
Hi fellow Dreamers!
I hope you are all doing amazingingly!! The year is winding down to a close soon and I'd like to introduce you guys to Little-Dreamer's FIRST CONTEST!!! There will be an assortment of prizes for first, second, and third place winners! If this sounds like something you'd want to participate in, then read on! =]
- In order to participate, you must be a member of :#little-dreamers:
- The piece must be a miniature
- All work must be new (made after 11/5/12)
- You may submit up to TWO pieces
- Must submit to the "2012 Holiday Contest" folder
- The piece you submit must be your own work
H.O.W. 5-THEME FANART CONTEST (CHARITY EVENT)It's a bit earlier than expected, but Hell with it!H.O.W. 5-THEME FANART CONTEST (CHARITY EVENT)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Organized by :iconFallenangelgm:
Judges: :iconFallenAngelGM: & :iconHaganenochibisan:
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A fanart contest with the characters of our manga project HEART OF WILDFIRE with the themes of:
HORROR – WEDDING – MUSIC – SPORTS – FANTASY & MYTHS
AND THE PRIZES?
The prizes will 5 SUPER GROUP SUBS that will be given to 5 groups on DeviantArt of the winners’ choice.
- One of the prizes can’t be won twice by a group, so one SUPER GROUP SUB by group.
- It can’t be given to yourself, the prize MUST be for someone else’s group (It is a CHARITY contest).
- FOR GROUP FOUNDERS & CO-FOUNDERS, YOU CAN SPREAD THE WORD THROUGH YOUR GROUP IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET A “SUPER GROUP” SUBS
NUMBER OF ENTRIES & DEADLINE
- There are no limit of entries. It’s unlimited
- Deadline: JUNE 1ST, 2013 AT 11H59PM (GMT -5H00)
Organize the New Year- Your WIPsLet's get the new year started off well by organizing our crafts and taking care of ourselves! Knitting-and-Crochet can help you by gathering the info for you all in one place. You'll get a week's worth of ideas submitted every Friday in January. Let's make the most of it! Next up is keeping our yarn tangle-free and those scraps under control.Organize the New Year- Your WIPs9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I really like these ideas that use up items you already have or things you might otherwise throw away.
<<I've done this and it works like a charm! or >>
<<Made with empty cleaning wipe containers, or
baby wipe containers >>
<<Plastic tumbler or
frozen drink cup>> (a Starbucks Frappuccino cup would work too!)
Innocent Spring - secret box giveaway [CLOSED]It's here! My first box giveaway ^^Innocent Spring - secret box giveaway [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What's box giveaway?
It's box full of things, you can find here for example sketchbook made by me, ACEO, art matherials, jewelry, brooches or little plushie... simple anything! But it's secret, what is inside... I will show what was inside of this box after I choose winner ^^
Why I do this??? (a lot of people ask me about this)
I really appreciate everywatcher I have and mostly those who support me with comments, faves, points, commissions and so... So I wanted to something for them. So I invented giveaway of little boxes full of different things like sketchbooks, plushies, little statues, handmade jewelry, little prints or ACEOs, art matherials I don't use and so ^^
- be my watcher or become my watcher
- fav this deviation http://www.michaela9.deviantart.com/art/Innocent-spring-secret-box-GIVEAWAY-354245602
- write a short journal entry about this giveaway to invite other deviants to join
- leave a comment under this jour
Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.Contest is closed, will be judged in next week.Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello! Time for me to announce 4th contest with Almead characters!
This time theme is: Winter! You have to draw one or more of my characters in winter clothes or scenery!
DEADLINE1st March 2013 until I wake up.... xD
You can submit as many deviations as you want
You can enter the contest even if you are a donator, just please note if you donate something and you win that prize, you obviously won't win it, and if you donated something you can then pass it down to a different spot!
Entries with blank/white background will be disqualified.
So will sketches
This is contest, so I won't accept pictures drawn in 5 minutes just to get free prize!
Please do not draw my characters as animals, anthros, sonic characters, or connect them to ANY fandom. They live in their own medieval-type fantasy
WORST PATREON AD EVERhttp://www.patreon.com/user?u=170088WORST PATREON AD EVER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Invisibility and the end of EarthHello and welcome to the newest round of: random musings of an astrophysicist.Invisibility and the end of Earth2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Invisibility is a popular ability in science fiction and fantasy. There is magical invisibility via spells, potions or cloaks. And there is technologically achieved invisibility in many forms. But if we were to ask the laws of physics, what would actually happen if we did turn invisible?
First, there are two ways to achieve true invisibility. Either light goes through you without any contact, or it goes around you.
And that's the problem. If light doesn't interact with you, then how do you see? No light falls into your eyes either, so you are blind. An interaction always works both ways. The world is getting no visual information that you are there, and in turn you get no information about the world.
But it is worse. If you were to turn perfectly invisible right now, you would pretty much explode and the particles that made up your body would fall into the Earth like little ghosts.
EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS || [UPDATE]ANNOUNCEMENTSEMERGENCY COMMISSIONS || [UPDATE]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
5 December 2013
My Storenvy is now officially open for business!!!! Please come and purchase to support me ; v;
5 December 2013
I've started to take my new perler crafts very seriously now ; v; I decided to go ahead and open an etsy store to sell!!! > v< My first etsy~!!
You'll see products from both myself and shewhochaseshallows. ; v; So we'd really love some support!
4 December 2013
Wanted to announce some big news!! Q vQ
:iconshewhochaseshallows: and I have now partnered up in a small handmade business together!! She specializes in Candi crafts, as well as adorable and extremely soft animal tails. I'll be making my perlers, as well as a few other little miscellaneous things. We're still brainstorming for craft ideas and a business name, so we're taking suggestions > ////<
MissGrun Art Contest. :3 -UPDATED-Okay so today is my birthday.. Yeahhh..MissGrun Art Contest. :3 -UPDATED-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so actually.. today is the deadline of this contest.. All the artworks submitted were awesooome and made me struggled to choose a winner. BUT FEAR NOT! A panel of awesomely mysterious judges will help me trough this. So the winners will be announced on the 10th February 2013. Until then, submissions are still accepted. Love you alls. Byeee and thanks!
Finally.. Im having a contest. So.. Yeah. !!
-You must draw my OC, MissGrun with an umbrella, Or parasol.
- The style, I dont mind if its cute or some emo like.. B
Draw/Colour my OC Competition **CLOSED****The competitions are closed, and now it's time for judging**Draw/Colour my OC Competition **CLOSED**3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been quite a while since I put together a journal, but it needed to happen since I'm holding my first ever competition.
The competition will be split into two categories, drawing a full artwork, and colouring one of my own line artworks. Of course the people who draw will have a longer period of time to work on their artworks ...And the more entries the better. *hint hint, nudge nudge* XDD <3
Competition 1 - Drawing
So all you have to do is simply create an artwork of any medium (Digital, traditional, etc) of one or more of my original characters. Please stay away from anything too risque (Keep it PG~), but feel free to add other characters including your own OC's and existing characters from anime, etc.
You can pick any characters out of this list- (Sorry about some of the pictures being so old. I've been concentrating mostly on my big project which i have going on)
Feel free to ask any
point commission pricesCLOSED UNTIL I GET MY TO DO LIST CLEARED ;A;point commission prices3 years ago in Personal More Like This
alright so i'm having so switch to a different skin for this. >3>;;
since point commissions are open now i need to set the prices ahhaa
so sketches are 13
lineart is 16
i don't have an example atm gomen unu;;
flat coloring is 20
flat coloring + simple shading is 26
Contest! - prizes updates!Contest!Contest! - prizes updates!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New deadline: November 16th
>>Draw any of my characters any way you want! The theme is open.
>>deadline is October 26 (my birthday )
Rules (PLEASE READ):
- don't re-use any of your/my drawings. Draw something new, please :3
- the drawing needs to be 100% yours! Don't use linearts/bases and no tracing!
- Feel free to draw anything! Your OCs, etc. the only requirement is that my characters are in the drawing.
- about my characters: pay attention to their personality if they have a description, I like expressive drawings <3
- You can put more than one character together if you want :3
- The drawing can be digital or traditional! if you can not draw, I will accept well done edited photos!
- You don't need to be my watcher to enter the contest
- post the link of the contest in your journal/submission when joining! :3
- if you want to make nsfw drawings, send me a note so I can see if its ok x3
Dear all you bullies...Got this from: :iconAlly-shepherd:Dear all you bullies...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see that 15-year-old girl holding hands with her one-year-old son that you called a slut?She was raped at 13.
You see that boy crying that you made fun of for being a cry-baby?His best friend committed suicide last night.
You see that girl that you make fun of for having all those bruises?She is abused by her parents.
You see that bald woman that you made fun of?She is dying of breast cancer.
You see that old man that you called ugly?He got a serious injury to his face in the war.
You see that man that you made fun of for having all those burns?He ran into a burning hospital to save his dead daughter.
You see that girl that you called fat?She is starving herself.
You see that boy you called stupid?He has Down Syndrome.
Favorite this journal and re-post if your against bullying!