Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!When my friends and I first heard of "that swimming anime" called Free!, this is pretty much what we expected:Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not that there's anything wrong with that hahah, but all we were expecting was to be able to laugh at how exploitable and full of fanservice this show could be because swimming would require everyone to be half-naked. Although it started out that way, the more episodes we watched, the more we realized...
We were wrong. So wrong.
What we got was a heartwarming coming-of-age story with endearing characters and interesting dynamics. It spoke of friendship and learning your self-worth and figuring out what drives you forward.
I'd write more about how I feel about it but it would take up too much time and space over here, so here are a couple of posts that have already done the job well:
1. A detailed literary analysis and trope driven deconstruction of H
Beginners Guide to Creating Manga ArtBeginners Guide to Creating Manga Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The "Beginner's Guide to Creating Manga Art", which I had an honor to participate in, is now on pre-order and will be released around 14th March 2013.
This book features many interesting tips and detailed tutorials from talent artists, starting from basic character design and progressing to full color images, in an increasingly popular art form Manga.
The price is £15.99 and the first 200 pre-orders will get an A5 Sketchbook and Mechanical pencil. Get your copy now at: http://shop.3dtotal.com/books/3dtotalpublishing/beginners-guide-manga.html#t1
WIN A 12MO SUB!! SEASONS ART CONTEST!!Hi guys! I'm here to show the contest Of :iconshedidntscream:WIN A 12MO SUB!! SEASONS ART CONTEST!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here the contest:
Hi guys! :iconpixelated-nightmare: and I are going to be hosting a drawing contest!
Create a character or creature using the theme of ‘The Seasons.’
(So winter, spring, summer or autumn/fall)
Your picture must include a tree, work it in however you see fit.
No overly sexual or violent entries will be accepted! But otherwise feel free to be as creative as you like, the contest will be judged on originality and creativity (Wink) This also means do not worry about your skill level! All can join and ALL have a fair chance!
3 entries per person
Please, only finished works- we don't want to see just sketches!
Contest entries are open until the 30th of September 2014.
*Judging time may vary depending on amount of entries.
To enter simply comment on this journal to show you're interest and again with a link to
To YouHow to start...To You3 years ago in Personal More Like This
and those two words really don't seem enough to express my gratitude.
I've just spent the last week going back though my DA messages, replying to notes, comments, checking out peoples art. (and I've still got a few more to do XD) That little thing called life got in the way of me keeping on top of my incoming DA messages, and so I had a few good months worth to read through again. Hundreds I replied to, thousands I read through; every single one, and I appreciate each. Many people just like to leave one word, others pour out their heart. I am infinitely amazed at how many people show their kindness towards my art.
I also made a collection of the art people have said I helped inspire them to make: http://destinyblue.deviantart.com/favourites/51860413 how crazy cool is that... to feel you've inspired people...
I'm not someone who is very good at writing, drawing has always been the thing which has let me express myself best, it's the thing I enjoy doing
A few announcements ! (free art)- CLOSED!!A few announcements ! (free art)- CLOSED!!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone! :3
first I have to say that I'm terribly sorry for my absents ; A ;
I barely find time to draw lately >:
after that been said and you hopefully forgiven me ^^
I have a few announcements !
I have just reached 18K views O~O THANK YOU so much!
and well happy holidays for everyone
I have decided to try to do my first Raffle ^^
there will be only one winner,
(it's a just to try it out maybe in the future i'll have another big one)
the winner will get an animated chibi Like these:
1.you have to be a watcher. (an old one or new it doesn't matter).
2.the winner will be chosen by Random.org
3.you have got to fave this journal to get a number
4. spread the word ! (optional) It'll be more fun with more participating ! ^^
5.I'll announce the winner at 25.4.15 (my 20th birthday btw xD)
Missing the PointI've been noticing a trend lately where people seem to deliberately be missing the point behind stuff in order to complain. I used to think it was just me, as I watched people write up lengthy articles nitpicking and "debunking" a comic I made because they simply missed the point, but I've started seeing it happening to other people too.Missing the Point3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently over on The Oatmeal, artist Matthew Inman made a joke about guy gamers vs girl gamers. The joke was pretty simple: A guy gamer makes a mistake and gets bitched out by his fellow teammates online. Contrast to that, a girl gamer makes a mistake and her fellow teammates try to comfort her, tell her she's doing great, and make suggestive comments about hooking up. To me the joke was clear, guys treat girls differently online. However, that's not how the rest of the internet saw it...
From what I've read of the whole Oatmeal flare up, the reasons for the hate seem grounded in the fact he depicted the girl as blond and bubbly (ie: stupid) and not as
World CosplayI keep forgetting to post here that I made a World Cosplay profile!World Cosplay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a social network page for cosplayers from all over the world. Created by CURE :3
All Kuri-plushies have been sold on Etsy, and I made a $40 donation today to Dan Green's family. Than you!
I'm happy I was able to sell all of them before Katsu; we can now afford the gas for the trip XD (it's going to be a 17 hour drive each way).
Katsucon cosplay plans might change around a bit depending on the panels I'm attending. I was invited to help host a Crossplay panel that's going on the same time as the Friday YGO gathering, so I might just hit the Saturday Gathering instead (though I will still be cosplaying Yusei Friday evening). For the Saturday gathering I might wear either Judai or Yusei again. I'll make another update as it gets closer.
After AbunaiconWhat a weekend.After Abunaicon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kelly and I are finally back home after a very early flight back to London. I have to say, it was all worth it.
Abunaicon was truly fantastic! It was great meeting some of our followers from the Netherlands and pretty much everyone we met was just lovely!
It was a great test run for Gambit (my sclera contacts arrive tomorrow!!) and I've now decided to make a Human!Wheatley cosplay. Ha ha! It will be fun to be an idiotic character again.
Highlights of Abunaicon:
*Judging the Eurocosplay.
*Being chased by Batman.
*Creating world domination plans with the Joker and Harley while dressed as Loki.
*Invading panels and generally being mental.
*Killing Coulson over and over and over and OVER again!
*Squaring off to a certain Hawkeye everytime I saw her.
*ALL THE DESSERTS!!!
*Being told by four people that I look like Tom Hiddleston.
Twas an AMAZING weekend just so tiring. Phew! I really hope we can come back next year and share in all the fun. Now to plan for Alcon!
Stupid Maple SyrupI was quite happy being asleep. But no, some blood Canadian thought it would be best to phone me. Not to mention phone me while impersonating me. twinfools is mental, I would like it to be known.Stupid Maple Syrup3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And what's worse? There's three of them in total, not just one, zooming down the road towards the house right now.
I told Kelly to take them back to the airport and leave them where she found them. She wouldn't listen to me.
12 going on 13my sister sent me this in the mail today. can i just say, i feel like i did a good job with her?12 going on 132 years ago in Personal More Like This
If John Green wrote Harry Potter
-"My thoughts are memories I cannot fathom into a full patronus"
-"I fell in love the way Voldemort came into power: slowly, and then all at once"
-"If people were magical creatures I was a Blast-Ended Skrewt and she was a Hippogriff"
-"The important thing is not whatever nonsense the voices are saying,but how they got into the walls of Hogwarts"
-"Sometimes people don't understand the incantations they're making when they make them," I said. "Right, of course. But you make the incantation anyway. That's what magic is. Magic is making the incantation anyway."
-"…the existence of dementors does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate."
-"…And if the inevitability of Gryffindors winning the house cup worries you, I encourage y
***CONTEST!*** 1st prize: 1-month PM!Before asking something, PLEASE READ THE WHOLE JOURNAL. I won't answer questions whose solutions can be found here. Thank you.***CONTEST!*** 1st prize: 1-month PM!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Subject: 4 Elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire - Fantasy
- Traditional art: drawings, paintings, crafting.
- Digital art: photomanipulation, paintings, pixel art, 3D-art.
You can work, at least, with one Element
Zodiac signs are related to the 4 Elements, but I don't want works related to them.
You can submit:
- Manga, anime;
- Lineart with, at least, one color that represents the element.
You cannot submit:
- Mature content (sexual, violence, gore, ...);
- MLP content (not an hater, I just want something more "serious" for now).
- 1-month Premium Membership from S-Baptista-Art (if you already have a PM, I'll extend it for another month.);
- 1 Fullbody drawing of one animal, colored pencils from Lorello;
Macro Spotlight Vol. 139MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 1396 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 139
~ Standing Still ~
Featuring some really great artists!I want to feature some artists today who I believe are really underrated! Some of them are friends of mine, some of them I just follow. All of them have (imo) under-appreciated talent and I think people should give them a look, if they are looking for new artists to follow ^o^Featuring some really great artists!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Famous for her pony art, but I generally just really love her style. At first glance it's a little stereo-typical anime, but imo she has one of the most humble and captivating anime styles I've seen. Also her expressions are fantastic. Moe and unique~!
I've known Fire for a while and I always thought her art was underrated. Her style is really unique and wonderful, and her work is really clean and detailed.
P-prodigy. Amazing linework and details.
Soft, humble style! Lots of paste
July Literature DD Round Up:iconirrevocablefate:July Literature DD Round Up9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Features by IrrevocableFate
Solace by Medoriko Bo. by Silver-cLaw if you need help making it through the day by trembling-knees
Features by inknalcohol
Mr. Five by TheVoiceofMadness We Hold Hearts by ttbloodlusttt Te by ZetsubouDahlia What I gave you by WhitePlumFragrance Heart Sold. by Lady-Yume :thumb407777094: FACTORY DEMON FORKLIFT BATTLE by AntiMach Last Words by estallidos .Red lips. by BlackRoseMew The Heart Necklace by Mimibert Cyclical love by xXI-Feel-InfiniteXx Paradigm Shift by jade-pandora [transmissions of a dead girl] by crimsonletters Southern modernization by Emmaessence may as well buy another pack by creativelycliche The Coffee God by anapests-and-ink Bad Shot by CrumbledWings
Features by neurotype
Senryu Series 12 by Laurence55 The Interview by levi3o4 :thumb459736038: Visitor by sliverofciel :thumb451905651: Margie by capricecake daughters by sunshinegypsy Palani by Augmented4th Parental Guidance by Rangavar :thumb4436160
Themed Features - Still Life Photography!Last weeks features was dark, macabre and horror: http://karla-chan.deviantart.com/journal/Themed-Features-Dark-Horror-and-Macabre-461061155Themed Features - Still Life Photography!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This weeks feature is going to be still life photography, with the main focus on dolls and figures. A friend of mine recommended that I tried to do themed features, since way it would also be a good way to actually go out and look for new artists, which is always cool. Plus it is good to spread the love, and some people have said that previous features have made their day! So that is also a bonus. I have even seen other people start to do more feature journals as well, which is awesome!
So far the feature journals have been every week, I am not sure if I can keep up that pace, but I am going to try and keep thinking of different types of features!
So lets begin:
Free Giveaway (points + doodle) (UPDATED AGAIN!)*edit* *edit* doodle giveaway is now closed everybody! am now going through all the comments that want one and adding to my to do list ^^Free Giveaway (points + doodle) (UPDATED AGAIN!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*edit* have given away all the points, guess you'll just have to wait until the next giveaway, i'm still accepting doodle requests though ^^
Hi everyone! Guess what? little old me is doing a giveaway.
I have 117 points to give away so the first 117 people to favourite this journal and comment with the word "points" each get a point.
By the way if you want more point giveaways in the future some donations wouldn't go amiss, just donate to the donation pool on my page if you want to
Anyways, onto the next part of the giveaway:
I fancy doing some free doodles for you guys and actually of you guys in fact, kinda like my ID. The rules for this are:
.you must send me a link to a full size photo of yourself .in the photo you must be wea
Factory dolls are NOT whoresHi guys!Factory dolls are NOT whores2 years ago in Personal More Like This
first, I really appreciate your comments about my repaintings, you told me a lot you like how I give her a sweeter touch, but also I've read too many comments saying their factory makeup and clothes make them look like bitches, sluts, whores etc (and not only monster high, also bratz and barbie dolls). and I have to say I completely disagree.
Companies make llamative dolls with a lot of colors because they want to sell, and it's easier to sell a glamurous doll than a natural doll that looks like any girl you can find walking in the street. They know how to make buisness, and they do it perfectly.
Now, the image they give:
a lot of people say that kind of dolls aren't appropiated for little girls. I don't know what they mean exactly with little girls, but as I know the monster high dolls have like 1600 years (except Frankie, who is 16 years old, but I don't know if there's more exceptions), what translated into human years is 16 years. A 16 years old girl isn't very "little" to
Autumn ColorsSing a song of seasons!Autumn Colors7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!
Robert Louis Stevenson
Morning Light by Alina-Kurbiel Aspens 2014 24 by denversnowkitten
Cold Dawn by KettleQuill Raccoon 4 by Ptimac A Wolf in Autumn by deskridge
Natural Beauty by JMPorter
Small art raffle [winner announced!!]And the winner is ... //drum-rollSmall art raffle [winner announced!!]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Proof (in case no one believe me xD): http://sta.sh/21vkealexa22?edit=1
I may make more of these in the future! So don't get your hopes down! I like giving to my watchers and friends<3
Hi there my sweet adoring cuties //that sounded awfully perverted
Hello everybody! I decided to make someones day and do a small art raffle !!!
♦ Fave this journal
That's it! This is preferably for my lovely watchers, but if you aren't one, that's okay! I'd like to make ANYONE's day ;w; <3
A pixel-background with a background and character of your choice <3
This raffle will end in 24 hours
Summer in Black and White ContestHello everyone,Summer in Black and White Contest10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am pleased to announce that we are having a contest!
The theme for this contest is…Summer in Black and White.
Summer... it it is the season of bright yellow sun, big blue water and vibrant fireworks. Our challenge to you is to take a photo in black and white that represents summer just as good as any color photo.
1. You must be a member of ￼ to participate.
2. One entry per deviant.
3. Entries must be a photograph. No photo-manipulations please.
4. You must mention this contest in your comments.
5. Entries must be Black and White, and fit the theme.
Dates you need to know:
-Contest submissions can be submitted starting today!
-The last day you can submit is 8/27/14. This gives you two months to capture something beautiful!
-The winners will be announced on 9/15/14.
Now, onto the important stuff. Prizes!
1st place winner will get 300 points
2nd place winner will get 150 points
3rd place winner will get 75 poin
My birthday and MCM London Comic Con!Today is indeed my birthday!My birthday and MCM London Comic Con!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My inbox has been flooded with messages of joy and love ~Thanks for that guys! *group hug*
Real life still must go on and I have spent the day preparing and printing for the MCM London Comic Con which is this coming weekend! So much to do! Not time to eat cake yet I'll view the convention as my birthday celebrations, when I can actually interact with real people and not just work hard in my pajamas (Though if you are going to work hard this is often the best attire)
Come say hello and give me birthday high fives in the:
E13 + E14
E for Emu and 13 for unlucky. So think of an Emu who can't come to MCM, that's a pretty unlucky Emu ;-;
Check in the convention guide for a floor plan of the location.
Which awesome people will I have the pleasure of seeing there this weekend?
I am currently printing and hand stretching 10x14" canvases myself. These are a very limited edition of only 50 in selected designs.
Cosplay for BeginnersSo, you've decided you want to be a cosplayer. Great! You'll have tons of fun. But where to start?Cosplay for Beginners5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Step one: Choose a character to cosplay
How do you choose which costume you want to do? Choosing can be tricky, and you can't start until you've picked. No one else can tell you how to choose, but it might help if you start by figuring out why it is you want to cosplay.
People have lots of reasons, but in my experience, there are three main reasons why someone might decide to be a cosplayer, and knowing why you do it will help you choose. Most of us are a combination of these, but fit into one slightly better than the others.
1. The Super Fan- these cosplayers have a character or characters that they just absolutely adore. They know absolutely everything about them and the series and want to show the world. They choose their favorite characters.
If you're a super fan, picking is easy! Just do your favorite characters fro
The Great FeatureFirst the news. And the news is that my elementals are finally done! ^^ You can find them in my gallery or just see belowThe Great Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And now to the features. Some days ago I announced that I am making a free feature for those who want it! ^^ Here it is! Since there were so many respondents ()
, for the ease of looking at every picture, I have separated them into the groups of around 21. Which picture appears in which box was chosen at random. Take a look. There are manyyy great pictures here!
P.S. If you feel it is too much for you to look at once, come back in a few days, this feature will be here for at least
Serious Cosplayers HereMy post Fanime 2012 journal (stupid photos included)Serious Cosplayers Here3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, about two weeks before Fanime, I played Journey and got it into my head that I wanted to cosplay the little characters in it. I immediately wen to alcedinidae as she had done a random last minute cosplay with me before 2 years back
(as seen here)
So I made her play the game and we decided to go through with the cosplay. She found a guide of sorts online here: http://turnonred.tumblr.com/post/22304756914/okay-that-took-forever-im-sorry-heres-the#notes which we used for most of the cosplay.
We found a wonderful color fabric really easily at Jo-Ann's and started immediately by cutting out the pieces for the cloak and taking some stupid photos with fabric scraps
the sewing of the pattern on the cloak took a loooong time and a looooot of bias tape (we raided the two closest jo-ann's for all of their goldenrod yellow tape)
It took even longer because our pets were so helpful throughout