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Strap on your goggles, Riddick fans! Director David Twohy reviewed each of the 25 amazing semi-finalist entries into the Riddick: Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest, and after careful consideration, he's chosen three bounty hunters to win tons of cash and prizes! "You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"
Cosplay and Con Tips-TermsCosplay and Con Tips-Terms5 years ago in Other More Like This
1. Bring water to cons. Things can get pretty expensive at anime cons.
2. Have an e-mail you can give out at cons. This is handy if you take pictures and people want copies, or the other way around.
3. Expect people to want pictures while you are cosplaying and have some poses ready in mind.
4. Bring a small sewing repair kit while cosplaying. You can get them at some dollar stores.
5. Going to your first con? Go to the vendors hall right off the bat if you can. Items go fast.
6. Have a meeting place to find your friends. It can get very busy at cons and near imposable to find people.
7. Afraid of having to go to a con alone? Most cons have forums where people come up with a place to meet. If your con does not have a meeting place, don't be afraid to start your own!
8. When you are at a con, reellaaxxx. There even the most stuck up business person can feel like they are in recess again.
9. Make sure you make your cosplay the best you can.
Tutorial- How to Take CommissionsPlease do not copy, repost, or solicit this information without linking back to original sourceTutorial- How to Take Commissions2 years ago in Other More Like This
Download the full 22 minute audio lecture on the right for only 100da points
Judging your talent level
Have a realistic idea of your talent level
-Poll your audience for outsider opinion
-Don't be too hard on yourself
Find your niche
Specialize in something
Where to start
-study the market
-start lower than the competition, but don't undersell yourself (more on that below)
-offer beginner perks
How to price
-(most common) Level of Completion: Sketch, Inks, Flat colors, Shaded
-Types of shading: Simple cel shaded, digital painted, monotone shading, etc
-Styles: Chibi, Realistic, Cartoony, Anthro
-Portions: Bust, Full body, Waist and up, face
Break down your prices to give people affordable commissions without sacrificing the variety of what you produce
-Consider making additional charges for:
NaNoWriMo Resources Write or DieNaNoWriMo Resources4 years ago in Writing More Like This
There are tons of activities for National Novel Writing Month but the most important is that pesky writing thing. To help with that you can use an online application like Write or Die to do some solo speed writing. You set the time and/or word count you'd like to reach and then select your consequence settings. During the time you must continually type or you will receive a negative consequence.
Write or Die really does put the prod in productivity with multiple consequence settings and a timer.
Track your progress! This will help you see how far you've come and how much you still need to accomplish. It's a great way to procrastinate too! There are loads of fancy and simple ones on the internet if you run a quick Google search.
I found this one on deviantART: NaNoWriMo 20
CSS Tricks: Background ImagesToday's CSS Trick will be about using background images in Journal Skins.CSS Tricks: Background Images2 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
There are three types of images that are mostly used in journals skins: big background images, seamlessly repeatable patterns and icon/logo-like images.
Images can be used for all elements of a journal: in the header, footer, behind text, next to text etc.. Any journal element has the ability to contain an image
I cannot stress enough that the main objective of a journal is making written content enjoyable to read. It is all about readability and making it as easy for the reader as possible. Very often I come across pretty journal skins, that have a complete lack of readability. In one of my previous CSS Tricks I already mentioned the dangers of text lengths and how to limit the .text width to improve readability.
Problems with using images:
Despite being big an images turns out to be too small for a journalAn image does not repeat seamlesslyText becomes non-re
CSS Tricks: Fonts and Text BasicsToday I want to talk about fonts in journal skins You probably saw this one coming And maybe you also saw coming that this will be a rather long tutorial There is just a lot to say about this! Actually this will only be the first one about fonts and text. This one will cover the basics of working with fonts.CSS Tricks: Fonts and Text Basics2 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
I will start by talking a bit about web-safe fonts and the concept behind a fallback hierarchy. Further down you'll find a selection of properties that can be styled with examples and explanations.
So, let's go!
The standard web safe fonts
A font is defined as web safe when it is installen on a great number of user's computers. They are also called system fonts, and can vary depending on your PC. Fonts on a Mac OS are not necessarily the same as fonts on a Windows OS.
Here's is a little example: on the left side is an image, an image created in PS on the right side. If both sides look the same, or at least very similar, it means they a