Sketches -Devil May Cry-DanteSketches -Devil May Cry-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A blog post.A blog post.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I can't say everything I want to, in order to express how important not only my following as an artist has become, but how you've all helped inspire me to follow my dreams to the utmost extent. Over the past fifteen years, and since I originally found Deviantart, this site has helped platform me into the artist I am today. I also created and showcased my IP, LMS: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter, through Deviantart.
I hope this blog post does justice in telling that story, and how important it is to follow your dreams and passion. And while I haven't been as active online, I can promise I have been behind the scenes.
Thank you for believing in my dream, and again, enjoy the read.
The Blog Post - Read Here
BrushesI keep getting asked about what brushes I use and I've linked these before but this is a cool site with a list of some of the various brushes that I use made by really cool people so here is the link again and have funBrushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
25.Cross-posted from my blog. The entry is a little bipolar, my emo and epic nerdy fangirling all rolled into one. You have been warned.25.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Where do I even start? I'm glad to be alive.
It takes a lot of courage to put certain thoughts and feelings into words, too easy to be hurt for who we are, our heart's fragility can only withstand so much when it comes to our weaknesses, I think.
And so, I hadn't known how to write this, and I still don't exactly, not really. But last year -- getting over depression -- was surely the grandest achievement of me being 24 (and of course my doctor, who didn't even have to put me on antidepressants, thank you).
In many ways, I'd been afraid to write about it because I didn't want to jinx my recovery, it wasn't often I had something good like that. (Because you know, more than once, I'd thought that I was fine, just to find myself living in the very opposite of that the next months.)
It was a lo
Traveling to Thailand with National GeographicI'm very happy to share good news.........Traveling to Thailand with National Geographic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm one of Seven First Prize winning Photographers who will travel to Thailand this month visiting Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket with Nat Geo Travel/ documentary Photographer Alison Wright, author of the best-selling memoir "Learning to Breathe" 'One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival'
Alison is a profound writer, an extraordinary photographer and two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award, Her work as the founder of the humanitarian organization : "Faces of Hope" is remarkable.
It will be an honor of a lifetime to travel with her Alison's website http://www.alisonwright.com/
All 7 photographers will document their journey and compete for the Ultimate Grand Prize which includes a photography exhibition in New York City in 2013
The photo Contest is being sponsored by The Thailand Tourism A
Vogue Exhibition, Toronto + MilanHello everyone!! I'm going to Toronto next week (May 23rd-June 1st)!! Maybe meetup time again!?Vogue Exhibition, Toronto + Milan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also also, I'm super delighted to share that Vogue Italia has selected me as one of the 25 photographers for this year's Photo Vogue exhibition in Milan. I can't quite believe it, it's such an honor. :3
The show will be at Galleria Carla Sozzani from June 13th to August 10th. The opening is on June 13th and I will be there!
If you don't already, follow me on Facebook and Twitter for regular news updates and stuff~
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I've become a big fan of appliqués in the past 5 years.
In this tutorial I want to show you what you can accomplish with this simple sewing technique.
Don't be surprised if I go through the steps quickly. In the lower tutorials everything has been described.
Basics / other tutorials can be found here:
Post-Processing ProcessesSo I thought I'd write a little about what I do to my photos once I'm back home. But before I explain that, it needs pointing out that I shoot in RAW because I want to make all the processing decisions instead of my camera. If you're unfamiliar with the format, RAW files are basically unembellished sensor data. When you shoot in JPEG your camera will make all sorts of decisions about saturation and light and they may or many not look satisfactory to you. So I, like many photographers with RAW-enabled cameras, take the camera's opinions out of the equation.Post-Processing Processes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only basic saturation boost to show off the sunlight.
In order to help me remember what a scene was like I fire off a couple of shots with my iPhone and I use these as a non-definitive reference for colour and lighting levels - it's just to jog my memory if you like. You could accomplish the same thing by just taking some JPEGs with your DSLR, but I like to leave those settings alone once I'm out and about.
De-ConI had a blast at the London Super Comic Con. Definitely gonna go back there next year.De-Con2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I spent pretty much all of Saturday doing little convention sketches. It was brilliant. I love nattering with folk while I draw silly little things for them.
Sunday was slower on the commission front, so I spent the downtime doing a few pics that are now up on ebay, should anyone want ‘em (Edit: sorry, all sold, now).
A highlight was the presence of Arthur Adams, whose work I’m a HUUUUGE fan of. Alas, I didn’t really get the chance to talk to him. The only time I moved away from my table was at the tail end of Sunday, and by the time I reached his stand he was packing his gear away. Didn’t want to pester him while he was doing that, so I quickly bought a couple of prints and let him get on with it.
Frank Cho was there, too. I toyed with the idea of getting him to write “Cease and desist!!” in the Sequential Art book where the parody figure Funk Cho appears, but he
The Demon Hunt Anniversary Contest! CLOSED!UPDATE!The Demon Hunt Anniversary Contest! CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Contest is CLOSED! Thanks for all the great submissions! Results will be up soon!
Yo ho, it's Sam and I'm here to announce the Demon Hunt Anniversary Contest! *fireworks* Here to celebrate the anniversaries of the Demon-Hunt-Redux group and Official Demon Hunt Forum!
I've been feeling like Demon Hunt needs to close with a big bang, with this year being the completion of the Visual Novel. It's been a great adventure, and now it's time to give a final goodbye to the Demon Hunt years!
Let's get together to participate in one last event before Sam thrusts into the next big game! Woooo~
The subject for the contest is simple. Just draw any of the Demon Hunt characters! This includes Cisaya, Chisoku, Dreymeil, Eclipse and Void. You can do one or all of them, it's all up to you!
There are no r
The Peanuts Movie (2015) ReviewFollow Me on FacebookThe Peanuts Movie (2015) Review3 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Woo, Wo, Woo,... Woo!! wo wo Woo?!!, Wo, Wo, wOO......WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! (*Translation* Here is my late review of..wait!! what happen with???...Oh no...I'm an Adult now, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!)
Better late than never. Since the premiere last week I was desperate to see this film, I'm not gonna say that I was the biggest fan of Peanuts, but as any person alive I grow up watching some of th
Link`s Blacklist: The Art-Big UPD. 60 Pieces Done!Link`s Blacklist is the latest Game Art HQ Art Project / Game Tribute.Link`s Blacklist: The Art-Big UPD. 60 Pieces Done!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The target is to tribute the enemies, the bosses, the fiends of the Legend of Zelda series. The entries are featured here and will later get featured on Game Art HQ.com as well, probably in September.
Via this journal you can see the so far submitted entries, sorted by games. it will the next time get updated when nothing more will be added in this round of the project.
Now it is time for Link`s Blacklist!
Zelda: Spirit Tracks
The Usurper King by forte-girl7 Twilight Princess Poe by Madame-Clockwork zelda tp: shadow beasts by mizz-ninja Darknut - Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess by Mystic-Forces King Bulblin by benscott81 StalLord : Twilight princess by PeteyXkid
-- Zelda Minish Cap : Vaati -- by Kurama-chan Monster Octorok Run! by dragonariaes Minish Cap: Gyorg Pair by ApplejackMan
Zelda: Minish Cap
Moblin attack by fedde The Helmaroc King by forte-girl7 CHUCHU by TheCuraga Gohma - Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker by Mystic-Forces Project: Well Hello Thar! by Malfey Armour Break by Turtle-Arts
30 Day Monster BOY Challenge!Okay, so according to the poll I posted today, you guys would be interested in me doing this, so--I'm gonna do it! I'm taking the 30 Day Monster Girl Challenge and putting my own spin on it, and I'm going to draw my OC Kenneth as various different monsters! 8330 Day Monster BOY Challenge!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the thing, though---it's not going to be one per day for 30 days. I want each drawing to be a fully-realized piece, so they're going to take a bit longer to do. Also, I've replaced some of the things on the original list (such as Favorite Monster Girl, Favorite Monster Girl Character, Monster Girl and Their Significant Other) with different ones of my own choosing.
So, here's the list of monsters Kenny will be masquerading as!
BTW! I am posting these on my Tumblr along with my process from start to finish--sketch, lines, flats, and finished product! If you guys would like to see 'em, hop on over----> http://geekgirl8.tumblr.com/ X3
Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!Hello everyone <3~~Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm back from Madrid in Spain and have some photos and stories to share with you. Watch only the photos or read my crap as well haha XDDD it's all up to you <3.
First of all, it was CRAZILY COLD!!! OMG x.x....it was like 5°C, but the crazily ICY wind made it ways colder.
The day we arrived, we had a really lovely dinner together with our friends from WCS Team Spain 2012 (<3!!), KamuiCosplay and her husband and met some new Spanish friends <3. Thanks a lot to Alberto to organize this dinner *hugs*.
First convention day! I wore my new Archbishop costume from Ragnarok Online together with Elffi as Shura
(I'm still not confident with my costume ;O;, but I had much fun wearing it ^^).
We went to a photoshooting with our sweet photographer Taichia (https://www.facebook.com/TaichiaPhotography?fref=ts) who tried her best to take some pretty shots during a very gray and windy day >___
WIP: Neko [K] - I'm just the cat :3Hello everyone <3!WIP: Neko [K] - I'm just the cat :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
some more pictures for upcoming costumes to show <3~~
see me (totally easy and nothing special ;....) Neko costume !
Shooting end of February/March (it's too cold outside before T_T. And I don't like indoor shoots).
and some funny pic XDD
I hope you like it <3! I will still style the bangs better and make some more cat-like make up for the shooting!
Reguarding The New DmC: We'll be okay.So... I've been downloading Devil May Cry OSTs And while listening to "I'll be your home" I realized something- About my Rants and Raves towards the new DmC:Reguarding The New DmC: We'll be okay.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's Nothing we can do. Nothing
But thats okay- Because they can't simply come in and take away the Dante, the emotions, the love, the hate, the frustration of being stuck on Vergils last battle and finally screaming "TAKE THAT YOU WHORE!!!!" at the screen at the end of the game!!!! No. They can't.. they can't take what they've already given us.
This new game is much like a cold: All we have to do is lay back, relax and it'll go away.
I can't wait for it to come out- perhaps if not many people enjoy it they may realize how many are outraged.
I complain not. Its a good thing I'm not a Devil...
Because I'm bawling. Crying. Sobbing. All and any derivitives for the tears inside me. To be a nerd and quote the song I'm sobbing to: "The tears inside me calm me down"
Thinking about that reminds me of DMC3's last few cutscenes...
WIP: Perona from One Piece for Italy :DHello my friends~WIP: Perona from One Piece for Italy :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Elffi visited me for 1,5 weeks and we tried to finish as many parts as possible on our ONE PIECE costumes for the "COSPLAY SUMMER PARTY" in Italy where we will be cosplay guests <3.
Well this is my costume so far.....
Well some words about the costume ...
Oh my my I really understand now the troubles that One Piece cosplayers have with their costumes XD. The proportions are really really hard to get for a normal human body. The anime/manga has such a cartoony style that bodies are waaaays out or normal body shapes *laugh*. Also in every scene, every Artwork and every figure Perona's costume looks totally different x.x.....I tried to use the most references from a figure I found. Still I failed a bit the proportion of the skirt T_T...the tips got too pointy and long and the stars are too high ;O;....it was really not easy to get this.
Atramina (contest) So we have a winner! :iconktails: Congratulations!Atramina (contest)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you is the great Atramina . As some of you know, she is a moderator for the digital gallery. In honor of her hard work send her much love and comments! Show me the links to your comments and the best one will be rewarded (a drawing/avatar and maybe even some points). You have till 10.27.
Art Block 101 - The Ultimate Survival GuideFellow deviants struggling with art block: fear no more! - I am here for youArt Block 101 - The Ultimate Survival Guide1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since I have a loooot of experience with this common and scary phenomenon, I've decided I should share the knowledge: in this journal I'll give you my theories about types, causes and all the solutions I know of for art blocks :3 I hope this helps! (I think it can be useful even if you're not currently in a block!)
Alright, art block is a phase absolutely every single artist in the world goes through at some point in their artistic journey, usually many times. It's basically a seemingly random period of time where you seem to have no motivation/inspiration/will to draw, and/or nothing you draw seems to look right.
There are different types of art blocks, the main difference between them being the cause, and thus each type calls for a different approach. I believe the types are:
July 13thI just attended my last Cosfest in Singapore last weekend!July 13th3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was fun even with it being a very hot weekend here! It was so fun meeting lots of new people and catching up with friends! Also I gave out four Mariachi Raiden posters as part of a giveaway challenge I had for people who spotted me in my Mariachi Raiden outfit (In the end I was ambushed outside the bathroom) HAHA
On Day 1 I went as Raiden from Metal Gear Rising in his custom cyborg body and on Day 2 as Raiden in his Business suit! And I brought along my little dwarf gekko prop.
Day 2 was a lot of fun because I was a lot more comfortable and less handicapped so I could run around and camwhore with friends and personally hand out name cards. My friend Aya was dressed as child soldier Raiden so she spent the day running around and posing for pics with me
Gonna get back to working on costumes again for the upcoming Singapore Toys, Games and Comics C
Craft Feature Cosplay PropsAnother feature!Craft Feature Cosplay Props2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time for those talented cosplay prop makers! Wigs, etc~
Cardcaptor Sakura - Star Wand by RainOwls
Dazzle wig style - Dota 2 by Ryoko-demon Flemeth wig (Dragon Age 2) by Ryoko-demon Little Mermaid Inspired Wig by TheRealLittleMermaidIron Wig Round 1 - the phoenix by chibinis-chan
Kou Shuurei wig by Ryoko-demonGaap Wig Commission by red-clusterVanellope Von Schweetz Wig Commission by EmmyLouGanondorf's Wig and Headpiece by ThePrincessZelda
Cinderella Wig Commission by xHee-Heex
Rapunzel for Arielle 2 by TheRealLittleMermaid
Fai's Staff Tutorial by samhawkeye Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Paper Mache Armor and Prop Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay FFX Shiva wig tutorial by gerodere Jessie wig tutorial by Ryoko-demon Rapunzel's Wig Tutorial 1 by echoing-artemis Toph Bei Fong Wig Tutorial by makeshiftwings30
Resident Evil: The Darkside ChroniclesAda Wong (model/costume) - me Narga-LifestreamResident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Zombies: Masha, Flash, Haruhi-tyan, Aoki-Lifestream Zombie makeup we all made together.
more photos by Arwen
Assistant: Ivan Kozyrev
The restless dead await by Aoki-Lifestream
Wonder Con 2013 Cosplay FunOn Saturday I went to Wonder Con 2013 which was held in Anaheim, CA. Though I decided not to dress up (I was just too kerfuffled that morning to do any justice) I thought I'd share some of the fun Cosplay I saw. And to mention that I met someone AWESOME and that I got to see a panel for..... THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS :Wonder Con 2013 Cosplay Fun3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corporation
G.I. Joe: COBRA - although I'm still trying to figure out pinky...I think she was someone posing with these people for a personal picture....
Wreck It Ralph: Vanellope von Schweetz
Lord of the Rings: Gandalf the Grey
Mysterious Galaxies bookstore was there dressed as characters from "The Night Circus" (one of my fave books)
More UpdatesMore updates on various things. If you choose to un-Watch me now, I understand fully, though I'll be sad to see you go.More Updates3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The completion of the 100 Theme Challenge will be on hold until I feel like using MMD again. Once again, I have temporarily quit and temporarily left the MMD community. I wanted to finish, but.. I never cared to open the program and work on stuff.
I had a huge animation project going on, but... I got tired of it after part 2 in the animation and haven't used it since ((that was about a week after I uploaded my most recent animation on YT)). So now that's been cancelled, and all progress has been deleted, so.... yeah. I apologize to the ones who Watch me for MMD stuff. I may come back sooner than I did last time ((which was 3-5 months)), I may not. But as I said, everything is on hold/stand-by until I feel like using the program again.
I've deleted all MMD stuff for now ((though I do have models, effects and some backgrounds backed up and saved for later)).