New Metal Gear short film!Find it here:New Metal Gear short film!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Update to the Deviation PageDuring the past month, we've been testing a number of changes to deviation pages. As the tests were ongoing, we monitored performance and community feedback, allowing us to make adjustments and improvements along the way. Thanks to such feedback, we've further improved the deviation page and have just released the latest updates sitewide.Update to the Deviation Page1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
More From This Artist has been made more prominent! Thumbnails in the More From This Artist section have been made larger and are now based on an advanced algorithm that will surface work that is more relevant to the art currently being viewed, helping to bring more attention to you and your art. More from deviantART results (formerly titled More Like This) appear beneath More From This Artist. The right sidebar of the deviation page has been visually uplifted, with each section of the sidebar being given a clearer heading and given a cleaner overall appearance. In addition, the backg
News News NewsI shall start up on the 3rd Friday Request today. That one is the Littlest Pet Shop one.News News News2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other news...
~ I'm in a certain documentay... I haven't watched myself, but I've been told I wasn't out of line or anything. Pretty ordinary. You can read about it on Faust's page http://fyre-flye.deviantart.com/#/d5s4sc3
~ I shall be attending as a guest at Animation on Display next month: February 16-17, 2013 Hotel Kabuki, Japantown San Francisco, CA. You can find more info at http://www.aodsf.org/
~ The week after I shall be in Las Vegas attending Unicon: February 22-24, 2013! Las Vegas's Riviera Hotel http://www.laspegasusunicon.com/index.html
If there's any other news, I'll let you know. Thank you.
about deviations entering the groupno. ponies. okay? i just freaking ahte everything MLP, you can live without drawing the lucteece twins as stumpy unicorns okay?about deviations entering the group2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Recycling and Reusing ContestAnd the winners are...The Recycling and Reusing Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey winners! Just a heads-up...
You should get your subscription within a few days of this announcement but points will be awarded in the first two weeks of next month.
Dark's Pencil Wrap by *Dark-Lioncourt
Basket Made of Newspaper by =Tannywantan
amonite n amber by ~thebluekraken
We thought we should do something special for projecteducate's two weeks of Artisan Crafts Educational Extravaganza and since everyone loves contests, we know this will
Download my brushset and learn brush groupingHey everyone, I just put up a new video showing a simple, yet super handy way to categorize and group your brushes in Photoshop. It's especially useful if you have a really big set like me, it makes it really easy to find what you need so you don't have to hunt around constantly. I've also provided a download link to my current set of brushes with the video.Download my brushset and learn brush grouping1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you find the video and brushes useful! I'll upload my set here to deviantART at a later date, so in the mean time, if you wanna grab them, hit the video
It amazes me that in 2013...There are people who still view women as inferiors.It amazes me that in 2013...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What brought this on, you guys ask? Well, recently, there was an article on a local news portal about the recent assault on women's rights. Long story short, it seems that over here, (no, I don't live in the US in case you guys were wondering.) the author noted that due to the recent upsurge in religious conservatism over here, the majority of those convicted are women, and the fact that whenever a male gets arrested for a religion-related crime (anything from sex to blasphemy) it's pretty much quiet, but when a female does any of that, she gets arrested, publicly shamed, and her "crime" discussed everywhere.
Of course, not long before the article was posted, I predicted a backlash from the males, who then proceeded to call her a liar, a venomous poison, someone who's besmirching and insulting the very essence of Islam, (don't act so smug, there are misognyists in every religion and non-religious organizations too.) and horror of horr
Tutorial: How to find MMD model links ...Tutorial: How to find MMD model links ...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It seems a lot of people really do have trouble finding models that they've seen and like for MMD. I have a lot of people who visit my Deviant Art gallery asking for links and this can get irritating as I am not in the habit of collating links. However, there is a percentage of people who genuinely are new to MMD and really have no idea, and it is for these people that I am writing this brief tutorial.
Almost all models available for MMD exists somewhere on the Internet for download with perhaps the following exceptions:
Those that are sold commercially (Windows 100% models)Those that were taken out of circulation by their creatorsThose that are made privately for personal enjoyment or private collections
In general, you should NEVER ask for a download link for these as in the case of 1 & 2, where download links exists, they are probably ILLEGAL (as in you'll probably be breaking applicable Copyright Laws if you used those links). As for case 3,
6 Steps to a better Self-Portrait1. Always use a tripod.6 Steps to a better Self-Portrait1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously. Always. use. a. tripod.
Using a tripod is one of the most important steps to make your self-portrait look professional.
Imagine the model in this picture would hold the camera with her arm. Would it look just as professional?
A tripod is always useful to stabilize your photo, but when you take self-portraits, it is not only useful - it is essential.
If you would model for someone else and he'd give you the camera, there'd be something wrong, right?
You are not only the photographer, you're the model, too.
Doesn't matter how close you are to the camera, don't touch it
And don't you dare to take the camera - or even your phone - and stand in front of the mirror!
So, will you use a tripod when you take your next self-portrait?
If the answe
Things to Avoid When Making ComicsOr, Things That Really Annoy CrowbarThings to Avoid When Making Comics4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit April 16: Given recent comments, it's come to my attention that the tone I've used is too derogatory and using others' work as examples was a huge mistake. I've rewritten it to be what I hope is more constructive, and removed the examples (since half were missing anyway). My intention with the examples was only to provide example of that one element, not to completely defame the authors or insinuate their entire comic is shit. All the examples had good and bad to them, but the focus of this write-up is the bad. [/edit]
The majority of these issues are things I see in OCT entries and could be easily avoided and/or improved on. Please be aware that these are things I find issue in, and some points may be more subjective than others. For most points, I've explained why I think it's wrong, what can be done to fix it, and how it can be made to work well. Above all, think about how each element of your comic impacts the narrative and
XPS 10.9.5 - 4 Anni EditionXPS 10.9.5 -- Anniversary EditionXPS 10.9.5 - 4 Anni Edition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
XNA Model Viewer
The #165 XNALara/XPS release
4 years ago 20. Feb. 2009, XNALara version 1.0 was born,
developed by :icondusanpavlicek:, the original creator of XNALara.
Now, 164 versions later http://xnalara.home-forum.com/t170-xnalara-xna-posing-studio-latest-version , XNALara/XPS 10.9.5 will support Speech Bubbles
I know it would be a lot of work, with a new menu needed, etc - so I don't hold my breath ! But it would beat having to save each image and load them into a tool like Photoshop or Movie-maker to add the subtitles...
... We love a XPS that would give more support to story-tellers. You too? ...
Today as a birthday gift for the community.
XNALara/XPS -- 4th Anniversary Edition -- The XNA Model Viewer and XNA Posing Studio
Model outfits_xna_compleanno_trtf http://forum.tombraideradventure.it/4_compleanno_TRTF_2009/outfits_xna_compleanno_trtf.rar
Questi outfits sono stati creati per i 4 anni di Tomb R
Bingo ResponsesPost the sort of bingos you get as INDIVIDUAL comments (this will keep it organized.) We will each post possible responses in reply to each Bingo.Bingo Responses1 year ago in Personal More Like This
October Artisan Crafts Monthly ChallengeDon't want to miss any of the Artisan Crafts news? Make sure to watch CRArtisanCraftsOctober Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This month was really hard to choose. ALL of the entries were great. Thanks for participating!
Stay tuned for the November Challenge to be posted by cakecrumbs soon.
To the winners: you should receive your membership a few days after the announcement. Receiving the points can take a bit more time, you should receive those in the first two weeks of next month. IF you have an issue with not receiving your prize PLEASE contact cakecrumbs or maytel as we are the organizers of this challenge.
The winners for October are:
You voted and 'Autumn Colours' was in the lead by far!
XPS 10.9.8.7.188.8.131.52 -- Countdown EditionXPS 10.9.8.7 -- Countdown EditionXPS 10.9.8.7.184.108.40.206 -- Countdown Edition1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Lovely image done by ~Prakorimas
Lovely image done by ~MetatalityMetatalityMetatalityMetatalityMetatalityMetatality
Hey dear watchers again,
Here's a new XPS version!
- Yepp we thought it'd be kinda fun to have a few small versions before XPS 11!
--> Download link XPS 10.9.8.7.220.127.116.11 with
Nice Guys/GirlsThe internet is used by many as a way to vent their frustrations or the stuff that pisses them off. For some unexplainable reason, it’s become the soapbox of one of the most annoying kind of people; ‘The Nice Guy’ (or ‘Nice Girl’). Almost every person I have met has encountered one of these fearsome creatures, and today I’m going to talk about them! Let’s start with the ‘Nice Guy’ first because believe it or not, it’s female counterpart is an entirely different beast.Nice Guys/Girls8 months ago in Personal More Like This
'Nice Guys' are usually portrayed as trilby wearing heterosexual ‘gentlemen’ who whine and complain that girls keep banishing them to the ‘friendzone’ despite the fact that they are ‘nice’. They feel so entitled and high and mighty that they feel that attractive women should give them sex after they display generic acts of kindness. So they are not friendly because they respect you as a person, but b
SeamsSeams1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Stills from a teaser trailer we shot for our Kickstarter campaign yesterday. Will post a link to the finished video when it's up.
Can't believe I'll finally be shooting my graduation film in 2 weeks.
My lovely little Flavia. I'm so in love with her.
Drawing by NicholasNazari
XPS 10.9.8.7.18.104.22.168.2.1.0 - Countdown PreviewLovely image done by Jay-KennedyXPS 10.9.8.7.22.214.171.124.2.1.0 - Countdown Preview10 months ago in Personal More Like This
XnaPosingStudio is a "XNA Model Viewer" and 3D posing software based on (and compatible to) XNALara, for any 3D character. With a rather rudimentary way to make a keyframe animation. Free of charge.
There a few thousand different posable character for XNALara/XPS ... free available.
How to download and how to install: http://comments.deviantart.com/4/22299849/3636885459
Hey dear watchers,
Here's a new XPS Countdown version! And this time it is a special one! Today is XNALara/ XPS 5th birthday!
5 years ago Dusan :icondusanpavlicek: started this amazing project and gave us all the sweet posing program we enjoy! With the help of :iconxnaaral:, :iconzcochrane: and recently :icond1m0s: it is still being updated with new features!
The really new feature by D1m0s is explained below under 1.!
- Yepp we thought it'd be kinda fun to have a few small versions before XPS 11!
Undiscovered Weekly: ResourcesUndiscovered Weekly: ResourcesUndiscovered Weekly: Resources1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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Saige is a young digital artist, only 14! She's from Canada and has an ever changing style. She creates her useful tutorials in Paint Tool SAI. She enjoys creating useful tutorials about subjects that are often hard to find. This lends her tutorials to be quite unique and useful. Saige wants others to improve their skills, so she creates tutorials. Saige hopes to teach new techniques to artists!
Saige offers helpful artistic advice, "I'd say to any aspiring artist never to give
Blender 2.7x XPS Tools 1.1Upgrade for the XPS Blender addon.Blender 2.7x XPS Tools 1.13 months ago in Personal More Like This
Improved performance.Improved compatibility with XPS/XNALara Mesh Versions.Mod Protection. When exporting a Mesh you have the option to protect the mesh (only applies to binary meshes). When you try to import a protected mesh the addon will show a message in the blender console indicating that the mesh is protected. And will not import the model.
Better Blender internal Materials. Import and you have a model that looks just like in XPS! (well... almost). Don't know how to reproduce the XPS reflections, and the micro bumps masks. If you can enlighten me, please do so.Hide Bone Buttons. 3 new buttons: Unused hiddes all the bones witch names start with unused. Vertex Group hiddes bone chais that do not belong a vertex group that influences the mesh. Show All Shows all hidden bones.(hidden bones are just moved to the layer 2 of the armature, so make s
Artisan Crafts Contests and EventsContests and eventsArtisan Crafts Contests and Events1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Host: CRArtisanCraftsMedium: Artisan CraftsEnds: December 31Monthly Bake-Off: Winter Loaf
Host: Still-Life-StillsMedium: Culinary ArtsEnds: December 28Ornaments and Decorations
Host: Knitting-and-CrochetMedium: Knit and crochetEnds: December 31
Host: Knitting-and-CrochetMedium: Knit and crochetEnds: December 31
XPS 10.9.7 -- Ultimate UV EditionXPS 10.9.7 -- Ultimate UV EditionXPS 10.9.7 -- Ultimate UV Edition1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Image by *xXFreakyUnderworldXx
The 1th image show the model released for previous XNALara/XPS versions.
The 2nd image demonstrate, how the model can be released for the new XPS 10.9.7 version.
Many thanks to the community for their support.
Download link latest Version http://xnalaraitalia.deviantart.com/journal/XPS-10-9-7-Ultimate-UV-Edition-407241193
The "New features request thread" http://xnalaraitalia.deviantart.com/journal/Vi-domando-un-parere-XPS-LAB-333144557
XPS supports now models with multiple UV sets !
How to create multiple UV sets ? http:
My Top 7 Overused Anime ClichesTop 7 Overused Anime ClichesMy Top 7 Overused Anime Cliches2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For this entry, I'm gonna go over some of the most common cliches that I've noticed in the world of anime. Now before I go over my list, I want to start by saying that both American animation and Japanese animation have influenced me tremendously since my childhood. And as we all know, both styles have their fair share of strengths and weaknesses as well as their fair share of clichés. But truth be told; everything has its clichés. TV shows, movies, video games, comics, and even graphic novels have their own clichés. And anime, like all forms, tends to repeat itself. But because I'm a big anime fan, the purpose of this entry is not to bash anime for its flaws. But rather, I'm just going to point out some of the things that I feel are a bit overused, which I think Japan needs to go easy on. Without further delay, let's get down to business.
7. Calling Out Attacks:
This is a custom that was used throughou
A 3D Chat for Everyone!Several individuals and 3D groups here on DeviantArt have tried to launch their own chats, which have met with various degrees of success, staying active for a while then dying.A 3D Chat for Everyone!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Currently, there really aren't any active chatroom where you can discuss and get help on 3D work.
That's why The 3D Chat has been created.
This chatroom doesn't advertise any specific groups, and will hopefully become a hub for all 3D artists, and use members from many different groups to administrate and keep it active.
Loaded up the top are various useful articles, tutorials and resources so that you can still get help and inspiration even when there's nobody else there.
We're also looking to add mentors, experienced 3D artists willing to give critique and advice in real time chat!
Cymae's looking for some active people willing to join in the chat and help moderate it.
Come have a look!
The origin of FelaryaRecently there has been a couple people asking me what the origin of the name Felarya was. And indeed I don't think I have ever said where it comes fromThe origin of Felarya3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well it's just a mix between the word "fée" ( Fairy/fae in french ) and the word "Feral"
So at first it was "Feralia" . But I wasn't totally satisfied with how it sounded and it looked too much like "ferraille" in french, meaning roughly " scrap metals items", not very fitting for a world of endless untamed jungle XD
So I inverted the syllable and it became Felarya ^_^
Also I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the people who made donations those last weeks, and to those who purchased the mangas, or support me in any way
You cannot imagine how much it helps in those troubled times. Work is becoming harder and harder to come by and the economical situation is deteriorating fast here ... So every gestures big or small counts a lot ! Thank you very much to every one of you !!