Niko and the Sword of Light is HERE!After almost 2 years..."Niko and the Sword of Light" is HERE!! Our FULLY ANIMATED comicbook app is now available on iPad!Niko and the Sword of Light is HERE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download it now and GET THE FIRST 3 CHAPTERS FOR FREE. If you'd like to support us, please remember to rate our app and/or share this post. Thank you so so much for all the love and support everyone has given us to help make this a reality.
Every panel is animated. 55 pages in total. Here's a few stills from the app.
How to make BJDs?Recently I'm asked often to teach people how to make BJDs. So I decided to put all the info in one place so I could give only one link.How to make BJDs?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BJD (Ball-jointed doll) is a complex creation that consists of many parts and is strung with elastic. The joints are based on the balls (spheres) mostly or on their modifications. Good BJD in my opinion is not only properly stylized but also has a well thought-out jointing system that allows to hold a wide range of poses. Every type of joint serves a certain purpose.
BJD construction requires a lot of research: trial and error or usage of free knowledge from the open sources. So here the links list goes:
* Aimi-doll, a very good tutorial in Japanese: making a BJD from the scratch. http://www.aimi-doll.com/howto/
Many artists started from there, me included. I use this method of sculpting the head while making realistic BJD heads that have a real or 3D prototype.
You may use Google translate to understand the text but the pictures are pretty self-explan
Challenges and Prompts Index :Links to the Current Prompts and Challenges on YouTube:Challenges and Prompts Index5 years ago in Personal More Like This
All of the videos, written prompts, and video challenges have been put into a nice little playlist for you all on the main YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBJDAddicts
Here are the prompts and their links! Please feel free to do any of them in any order, we love getting your responses!
Video Prompt #1: Introductions - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nQKVuOn6W4
Video Prompt #2: What are your hobby fears? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL0dyDyz5TA
Hydrolin Species informationHydrolin Species information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hydrolin are large, dragon like beasts that roam the night time on Earth. While the species is not native to the planet, it has proven to be a more than suitable environment for them to hunt and breed.
Hydrolin range anywhere from 7 to 14 feet in height as adults, and come in a wide array of colors and markings. Males are typically smaller than the females of the species, but have much, much more vivid colors incorporated into their patterns. All Hydrolin are quadrupedal creatures, boasting three clawed digits and an opposable thumb on each hand and foot. They have the basic body structure of a large canid creature, a long neck, and an elongated "dragon" face.
Hydrolin are nocturnal creatures, and are rarely ever seen roaming about in the daytime- unless they are injured, severely ill, or in desperate need of a meal. They hunt by using a form of echolocation, caused by a loud click generated deep within the Hydrolin's throat.
Mythological Loki featureMarvel's Loki is a fascinating character, but the mythological figure is equally intriguing. I think learning about myth Loki adds to your enjoyment of the movie version, because not only can you appreciate his origins (and see what all those drawings of eight-legged horses and sewn-shut lips are about), but you'll also notice striking similarities, especially in Thor: The Dark World, despite the glaring differences. Snarky, cunning, blunt and direct, quick to call people out on their bullshit, and the speaker of uncomfortable truths (like the fact that Jane will die long before Thor does): when you learn about myth Loki, you appreciate these traits in the movie version even more. To start you off, here's some of my favorite myth Loki art on dA. It's interesting to see the different interpretations and how Tom Hiddleston's version has influenced some artists.Mythological Loki feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hetalia: Interacting Dating Game DEMO *RELEASE*HETALIA: INTERACTING DATING GAME SAMPLE RELEASEDHetalia: Interacting Dating Game DEMO *RELEASE*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First I gotta say...THANKS FOR THE 400+ Watchers~!! HOLY CRAPOLA O.O Wow.. You guys.. I feel unworthy X'D B-but thank you guys sooo much~!
I promise to work hard for you guys
In other news:
To a couple of you, I've said that I would release the sample on March 15th. Sorry it's a bit late. Internet has been rather poor lately unable to connect properly and stuff, but I got a new router in a couple days ago, so I'll be fine for now. Sorry bout that.
You can Get the Sample of the Demo here : http://kikaruchan.deviantart.com/art/Hetalia-Interacting-Dating-Game-DEMO-RELEASE-361448228
Reminder: This is a Sample Demo. It does not contain the
full game. This will allow you to just get the idea of how the game is
going to function.
Also, My school work is really piling up you guys. My mind has been so focused on the game, I've been stressing myself out. So I'm going to take a little break from this proj
Rise of the Guardians review/reflectionI've noticed a common thread in Dreamworks movies concerning the main characters; they're all outsiders, rejects. They don't quite fit into the mold they've been assigned. Jack Frost is probably the most rejected of all of DW's main characters. Waking up in a frozen lake, knowing not where he came from or who he is, the Man in the Moon tells him his name, and nothing else. Upon finding a little colonial town, he discovers that not only can no one see him, but he is intangible as well.Rise of the Guardians review/reflection3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So begins 300 years of soul searching and aimless merry making. In that time, Jack has made foils out of the Guardians (Cossak with a heart of gold Santa, resentful but caring Bunymund, scatterbrained and determined Tooth, and the powerful but loving dreamweaver Sandman), who summon kidnap him to make him a guardian, on the Moon's orders.
It seems the spirit Pitch, the boogeyman, has come to kill the guardians, leaving nothing to counter his desolation and fear. Pitch is a fascinating character, not evil
Of Broken Things and a Heartless ManThis is going to be long and stupidly detailed but I think I need to get this out because I have a feeling that I may not be the only girl with a story like this.Of Broken Things and a Heartless Man3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of years ago I met a boy called S. He was kind, quiet and made me coffee every morning at an office we both despised for what it represented. I fell head over heels for his quiet charm, his music, his soothing voice: who he was. Except I didn't really know who he really was. Slowly, over the course of the relationship, he began to point out things he didn't like about me. He didn't like the way I overused certain phrases, the way I spoke, the way I sang, and he didn't want to listen to me talk about my past because it burdened him, and he didn't like that...basically all the little things that made me, ME would have to change. This is where I made the most critical mistake.
I changed for him.
I changed who I was to please S. And do you know what? The more I changed to suit his needs, the more demands he put on
WOW! HOT a What Baabhabhiat (rotg prize)ook so this is what I got sent from dreamworks for winning that fanart competitionWOW! HOT a What Baabhabhiat (rotg prize)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WOW, real paper from Dreamworks
ok let's see what we have here
damn nice, but unfortunately I already own the art book.
This is new tho, it even jingles.
but what do we have HERE???
it's signed! but I'm stupid and don't know WHO signed it!
it's pretty neat, I might sell my other art book, or give it away, I'd much rather keep the signed copy of course lol
EDIT: ofc the signature is from Peter Ramsey!
The 3rd Annual Holiday Plushie Giveaway! WINNER!THE WINNER IS :iconEllaKey:!The 3rd Annual Holiday Plushie Giveaway! WINNER!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The First runner up, getting one dango pair is.... barbels!
The Second runner up, getting a chibi drawing is.... RAMScrosswalker
CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNER! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY WHATEVER TO ALL! SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!
You can see all 1614 entries on THE SPREADSHEET.
What was the Holiday Plushie Giveaway?! It's that time of year when I say "THANK YOU" to my watchers, supporters, friends, and random people on the internet by giving them a chance to win a plush of (almost) any character they want!
Here's how it worked:
People replied to this journal ONCE with any comment to enter into the drawing.
They could watch me here on deviantART , like me on F
'No Yaoi' -Should Be- No Love Rule (MMD)Special thanks to :iconmewsol: , :iconjapaneseanimefreak: , :iconpapasweden: , :iconnononop: , :iconIllgiveyoufreedom: , and everyone else for this information. Here's what the drama is. Try not to get involved the best way you can.'No Yaoi' -Should Be- No Love Rule (MMD)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
All quotes from these guys.
Okay, thanks to :iconnononoP: we have clarification about the "No Yaoi" rule.
You see most Hetalia MMD modelers have this rule in their readme and have had it for a long time (even the oldest version of England had it so that's pretty long). The reason why we've never really seen/heard of it before is because the Japanese names for "Yaoi/Shounen-ai/BL" do not translate correctly with machine translation.
Here are the most common Japanese words for Yaoi/Shounen-ai/BL (Boys' love) -
"腐表現", "BL表現" ,"同性愛表現", "女子向け", "腐向け", "女性向け"
And, in Japan these words do not cover just the
Japan and ArtSo I just got back from two weeks in japan with one of my best friends. She's been there for almost four years teaching english. She speaks fluent japanese, so she was my translator and train figure-er-outer. XDJapan and Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The whole time I kept thinking about something a very popular concept artist on DA said and how much it made me mad at the time and how much angrier it made me while i was spending time in Japan. I'm paraphrasing here, but he basically said that Anime was the downfall of young western artists and that there weren't any good anime anyway except one or two- but he admitted that he didn't really watch anime at all and hadn't seen much... all based on the fact that he couldn't find good art that inspired him, a professional artist with amazing talent, on a site that is mostly filled with amateur and young artists from around the world.
Even without the anime influence, I think DA would be filled with the same level of art it is now. the close ups of v
Be Amazing This AugustBe Amazing This August2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spirit by IMustBeDead
Draw this again and again and again by KiyaKoda
A Dashing Splash Of Color by KovoWolf
Page Menu by PizzaPotatoNBacon
Mini deviantART icons legend by Eitvys200
Warriors by Moonbeam13
Watercolor eye study by jane-beata
You And I - Emote by bradleysays
ARK Support Stamp by Mirz123
Disability Awareness 2013 The Glossary Project by Nichrysalis
Shiver by BloodshotInk
Love Never Fails by LadyLincoln
God, you guys are so freaking inspirational.
I love your faces <3
Best deviations of the week 22Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 221 year ago in Personal More Like This
preparing to sail by jcronelPrince of Tennis - Masquerade by raburabuShinyaSpirited Away Yubaba by Pugoffka-samaHoozuki by Prince-LelouchVocaloid - Bad End Night by SharyNyankoSoul Calibur V: Tira by Naka-manga-kaxxxHolic 1 by Squalo-SuperbiaYukari-2 by bellatrixaidenKyouko Kirigiri - Dangan Ronpa by LadyDaniela89Wings of Justice by GT18Adekan: Suiren by AstarohimeKimimaro Kaguya by NekoHibaPCVocaloid: IA by AnsuchiGintama - Kagura by aKami777Alice in Wonderland by TimFowl
ChaosWorking with Loki as a principle deity has shown me a great many things. He has shown me the beauty of chaos and how it can be controlled. He has shown me the benefits of mischief, how to present myself to appear confident, how to be confident, and to embrace my true self. That's the key: embracing who you really are and f*#%ing the rest. There is no reason not to be who you are, there is no reason to pretend unless you have an end or a specific reason to mask yourself to get something done.Chaos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, as wonderful as it is to revel in the chaos that comes when you stir the waters and start the storm, I have learned that chaos has positive and negative consequences to consider. Chaos never comes for free, you always take on a personal burden when creating it. That is evident in the mythology that surrounds Loki, as he is consistently being punished for his wicked tongue and mischievous deeds. Getting your mouth sewn shut is a pretty dire consequence, but Loki takes his lashes with
DaisyDaisy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Daisy is my second self-made doll (I don't really count my very first attempts here, haha).
My first one was Sophie http://fav.me/d570qbl.
When making Sophie, I didn't take as many photos of the progress, which is why I wrote out everything about her making http://fav.me/d570qff.
This time however, I took photos of about everything. So I will show you how I made my dolls in pictures. The process was about the same for both dolls, I only changed the design. And this time I solved the "hair-problem" right from the start... by using Barbie hair. xD
Joints and Feet
How to Become a Better Artist in 1 minuteAlright. I've wanted to do this for a while but never really had the balls. (huur. balls. XP just thought Id get it out before everybody else and their mother's uncle's monkey did).How to Become a Better Artist in 1 minute6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Chances are you're here for one of a few reasons:
1) You were attracted by the title
2) You're here to prove me wrong
3) A combination of the above
4) You're an idiot
Well, in all honestly, I can assure you, you WILL be a better artist after you read this article.
Now, before I get started, I want to explain the purpose of this article. Its not a tutorial, its not me telling you what to do, its not 'OMG! I CAN HAZZZ FREE SKILLLZZZZZ?!?!?!!11one!!!' no no and NO! I suppose you could call it some suggestions. When ever I ask people 'how do you get so good?!' or 'do you have any tips??' All I ever really get is ' practice' ' practice' 'FFFFFFF PRACTICE NOOB!' But fact is, that isn't all there is to it. So what I'm hoping to do is go
Lokean forums and communitiesLovers of Loki - "A community to promote the love of Loki" (Livejournal community)Lokean forums and communities3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Loki's Hearth - "A place to discuss Loki, His family, and the old Norse faith and mythology." (Livejournal community)
Miscief and Awe - "A forum home for Lokeans, Rökkatruars, and all who offer acknowledgement, respect, or devotion to Loki, His family, and the Rökkr"
Hello!OMG I feel so ashamed I left this place so abandoned ...Hello!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope everything is going well for all of you and thank you for still being there! you are wonderful!!
One Hundred QuotesHello there!One Hundred Quotes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a sixteen-year-old from Hong Kong. You may call me young and haven't a taste of life, but I know what pressure's like.
And, knowing that, I've decided to collect a handful of quotes to share them with you. Just a slab of black with white text pasted on, nothing artsy there. No underlying theme either – but unified by one grand goal: to light up a smile on your face and make life a little easier for you.
One hundred quotes, one for every day.
Have a nice day
PS - Here's the quick link to the Quotes folder http://joycefungx.deviantart.com/gallery/40553142
The Traditional Through a Cracked PrismCreating art for those who feel a real resonance with traditional anchoring fairy tales, ~cidaq also draws in those who enjoy darker tales of mystery and films noir. As a storyteller who can create narratives in both words and watercolors, she often comes up with short stories to accompany her art.The Traditional Through a Cracked Prism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thu Nov 24, 2011, 9:59 PM
cidaq’s paintings are unique and instantly identifiable as hers —
Even though at first glance one might think them antique illustrations preserved from century-old
products advertisements or children’s books. But one is drawn to look closer and see that a very
modern, very mischievous intelligence is obviously at play. The media of pencil, inks and watercolors
as well as the skilled technique and composition are solidly anchored in the traditional, but the
MY REALLY REALLY GOOD 100 THEMES DRAWING CHALLENGE1. Say Hello! http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/#/d46pdryMY REALLY REALLY GOOD 100 THEMES DRAWING CHALLENGE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Early Morning
6. Abyssopelagic (Deep Ocean)
7. Fairy's Garden
10. Super Powers
12. Monster Parade
13. Merry Go Round
19. Bears http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/#/d45u629
20. Dream Land
30. Cardboard Box
33. Ferris Wheel
34. Royal Palace
36. Glutton http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/art/Glutton-258458440
46. Recycle Bin
56. Swag http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/art/Swag-246438674
My first interview with Matt Rhodes! (Bioware)Hello!My first interview with Matt Rhodes! (Bioware)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bioware fans, usually i draw some fanarts for Dragon Age and Mass Effect France, but this time i have the pleasure to show you my interview with Matt Rhodes (Lead Concept Artist from Bioware), if you want to know more about him and his work (Mass Effect and Dragon Age), check this link! Enjoy! ^^
The interview in English:
Sometime i can't believe i really do it, i'm so happy, i learn so many things, he is a cool guy and so talented!
Fans de Bioware, d'habitude je dessine des fanarts pour Dragon Age France et Mass Effect France, mais cette fois j'ai le plaisir de vous montrer mon interview avec Matt Rhodes (Lead Concept Artist chez Bioware), si vous voulez en savoir plus sur lui et son travail (Mass Effect and Dragon Age), suivez le lien! Bonne lecture ^^
L'interview en français: