Some thoughts on New Doctor's Eve...Tomorrow (Sunday) the world's going to find out who the next Doctor will be. And with that, a spirited debate that's been going on in fandom will probably wind down for a while:Some thoughts on New Doctor's Eve...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Should we allow for the possibility that the next Doctor could be a woman?"
At this point, almost every aspect of that question has been talked to death elsewhere (including other parts of my own DA page), and I don't want to retread it here (too much). But here's one of the most interesting (and increasingly common) arguments for why it shouldn't happen, and I want to focus on it for a few minutes. I'll quote it the way it was said by one commentator here:
"If you make him a woman you're taking away an amazing role model for young boys. There have always been great female role models in the form of the companions, but the doctor is one of the only role models boys have who uses his wits and heart to get through a situation, not his fists."
I've seen that st
Mae says- Is 'Frozen' the modern 'Lion King'?There has been a topic that has been bothering me lately that involves people making posts comparing this new Disney Era with the Disney Renaissance (Disney's animation era throughout the nineties). Not only do I find this really absurd, but also painfully unresearched. People seem to be focused on genres and the money the film made rather than the content and the impact the film made within the company. Because 'Frozen' made more money than 'The Lion King', apperantly it's 'better'? Now, if you believe that Frozen is better than TLK, you are entitled to think whatever you want. However, I believe that these two films are in completely different levels when it comes to their impact, atmosphere, music, and characters. Just because one of them made more money than the other doesn't mean anything, heck with that logic the 'Twilight' films are masterpieces.Mae says- Is 'Frozen' the modern 'Lion King'?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let's explore the theory of this being a new Disney Renaissance and why I believe it's dead wrong.
Firstly, let's go back
Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on HalloweenArt By :iconraggedy-annedroid:Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on Halloween2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it is Halloween. I am a cosplayer. Here it is, the greatest of all dress up holidays! And I am always disappointed. Here are the top 5 reasons it sucks to be a cosplayer at Halloween.
1) Friends (including friends of friends) come out of nowhere to ask for costumes. They just ask for a little help. On their giant full body armor masterpiece. The week before Halloween. Because you know, you make costumes and it's easy for you. And the price? Well, it's "for a friend" price. Which is always "free" or "I'll pay you $20 never" which boils down to "get you a shot of Jack sometime." Sadface.
2) Costumes in my closet everywhere, but none for Halloween. Yes, I have over 60 costumes. No, none of them will ever be recognized at a Halloween party. One year I dressed as Pris from Blade Runner out on the town, which I thought would b
May the Odds be ever in your FavorMay the Odds be ever in your Favor3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Day 35 - Fire by EliseEnchanted
Hunger Games - Rebekah as Katniss Stalking II by CharlesEagan i am the mockingjay by JadeGreenbrooke The Odds are Never in Our Favor by Lydia-distracted The Hunger Games by Purple-Meow Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) by noodles919 There are worse games to play. by JadeGreenbrooke
Hunger Games - Rebekah as Katniss Stalking I by CharlesEagan My Bow is Drawn by lollyMIMI Tick Tock, this is a clock. by DiannaDrg Mockingjay Etched Glass by WingedMasks
Katniss Everdeen - Flowers for Rue by StarbitCosplay Katniss Everdeen by StarbitCosplay mockingjay pin by byStien
Cosplay Friday: Game of ThronesCosplay Friday: Game of Thrones2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Where are my dragons?!
Game Of Thrones – Daenerys Targaryen by luchia-28
Game of Thrones
The dragons are back this spring with the return of one of the most popular shows currently running on cable television. HBO’s Game of Thrones has gone to painstaking lengths to bring the heroic fantasy book series A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin to life
Painting process videoHi everyone!Painting process video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally got round to putting up a video of my painting process.
It's my Illidan fanart and you can see it on youtube here :
Sadly there is no sound, so just grab your own music.
Tutorial: Basic Cosplay Make-upBasic Information:Tutorial: Basic Cosplay Make-up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As said before: English is not my native language. I'm sorry for every mistake I made while writing. I'm just showing you what works for me. This is a "you can" tutorial and not "you must". I hope this gives you a basic idea on how I do it and helps you as well. I will not show you any brands of make-up I work with since they are different from country to country. I'm not a dermatologist or a professional make-up artist, so I can't give you tips for "problem skin" cases like acne and so on. Please consult a doctor and let them give you tips for what's best to use before buying something randomly
If you don't know what make-up to use out of the hilarious amount of available products in stores ask a vendor in the store of your choice. They will help you.
This tutorial will be the base for every upcoming make-up related tutorial I will post in the future.
First of all I clean my skin and apply vanishing crème. It's always good to do so
Saber WIP: many photos *_*~ (ECG)Hey people,Saber WIP: many photos *_*~ (ECG)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
sry for being so late with updating you with my latest BIG project.
I'm working on this costume since January and finally I see the end of the long tunnel coming XD.
I wanna show you my now finished Saber Gift Figure armor!
If you don't know that version, you can see the reference here ---> http://www.ncsx.com/2009/012609/fate_stay_saber_gift.htm
If you like what you'll see please visit my facebook artist page as well ;D. There are always ALL progress photos form the stuff I am working on ^.^ ->>> http://facebook.com/calssara.cosplay
well let's start with the raw armor parts, completely unpainted.
I used WOBLAS FINEST ART as my material. It's a thermoplastic material with a mix out of plastic and wood. It's close to Wonderflex, but thicker, more durable and it's easier to make round shapes l shoulders, knees and chest plates. You can also melt the material together and use it as thermoplastic modeling clay!
This is my VERY first armor and even a bloody begin
My GAME OF THRONES Motion Comics !!!!:iconcanadiaplz: SO COOL !!!!!My GAME OF THRONES Motion Comics !!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconcanadiaplz: I'm so excited !!!
I did a lot of drawings for the HBO's A Game Of Thrones motion comics.
These motion comics are in the bluerays of the season2,
and you can take a look on this one (that someone posted on Youtube)
It's about Qarth history , an the storyteller is Xaro
the studio did an amazing work with my drawings !!! thank you so much !!!
You can see the original drawing from the opening here :
And you can take a look to the Qarth City market panorama here
Another AGOT motion comics here http://krukof2.deviantart.com/art/Another-GAME-of-THRONES-Motion-Comics-366567231 :iconcheerplz:
PS: these motion comics are in the BlueRays bonus . Not on the DVD's bonus.
October 2012 Cosplay Daily Deviation Round-UpOctober 2012 Cosplay Daily Deviation Round-Up2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
October 2012 Cosplay Daily Deviation Round Up
October 2012 Cosplay daily deviation features from the past month, in case you missed them, all in one condensed and costumed space.
Shadow Psycho Bandit by megturneyEric and Ariel human 1 by Usagi-Tsukino-krvThe Road To El Dorado by TheSinisterLovearkham asylum: poison ivy by ormeliLady Loki by JojoskaWelcome to the Mad House by FederkielGhost in the shell by LEWOGRAPH
If you come across anything in the Cosplay gallery that you think is amazing, please feel free to drop me a note and suggest it. Suggesting is fun!
You can find my suggestion guidelines HERE.
A list of all Community Volunteers can be foun
EVERYBODY DANCE NAO:icondesmonddanceplz::iconeziodanceplz::iconaltairdanceplz::iconmalikdanceplz:EVERYBODY DANCE NAO5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the RingsCosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: My Precious
The ring bearer by SusaStrawberry
The characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been enticing readers for over 60 years.
Today fans are able to journey to the magical realm of Middle-earth through the wizardry of Peter Jackson’s revolutionary six film cinematic adventure.
Jackson ushered in the age of the modern day movie franchise by questionably shootin
Mainili ProductsMainili Products5 months ago in Personal More Like This
* I am working on a busy schedule all the time so I am not doing any drawings or band logos or any other stuff for free, so please don't ask for such favours. Oh, and I don't take requests so please don't ask me.
* I do accept commissions time to time when my schedule is open, but frankly I wouldn't recommend myself for private commissions because I'd need to charge from the standard rates and those rates are set by the
publishers/studios I work with. So I would suggest you to take a look around on dA before asking me to give you a quote, because there are hundreds of talented artists who solely depend on the commissions and
they work for reasonable fees. If you want to commission me in any case, please consider that I am a professional artist who works on professional rates.
sunstone book 2 preorder listsunstone book 2 preorder list1 week ago in Personal More Like This
so, sunstone volume 2 is officially announced for april
aaand this time i won't be an idiot XD
i should explain XD
last year i made a comic called death vigil. issue 1 sold relatively well.
and then i fucked up hard XD
see, i never knew that preorders regulate print runs for indie books. yeah turns out if you don't have movie money behind you you don't print that many issues because you are likely going to lose money XD
so as i didn't know about importance of preorders, i never mentioned them to fans and readers...
this reflected on the printrun of issue 2...and we underprinted.
aaand issue 2 became very hard to find and the book started tanking XD
irony was people wanted to buy it, it was just that there weren't enough printed.
i won't repeat this mistake again. i got burned hard once and that was enough XD
so , if you want to have a guaranteed copy , preorders are the only way to h
Tutorial: How to straighten a wigOkay, I promised to translate the tutorials I wrote some time ago and today I'm starting with "How to straighten a wig". Please notice English is not my native language, so you might run into spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. I'm really sorry and hope you're able to understand it anyways. If you run into any kind of problems while reading feel free to ask in the comments.Tutorial: How to straighten a wig2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are able to understand German you can go to my Animexx weblog and read it there :3 Unfortunately dA doesn't support embedding my pics into the text so I had to put them directly over/under the text. Sorry for that!
I'm just showing you what works for me, so this is a "you can try this" and not a "this is the only way you can do it".
As you might know wigs are made out of plastic fibers. Plastic is a heat bendable material, so this is the essence of the both methods I will show you. Styling your wig with heat will also work for curling it, making spikes and so on. Please be careful whenev
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Today I show you how to sew a wide braid. Most cosplayers have the problem that our character has a pattern, a braid or similar to his clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little tutorial you have one of many ways to solve this problem completeley.
Today my costume is from Sakizou of the artbook "Romantic jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld
Have a look what the bra
Relevant to Female Superheroes and Cosplayers pt2I've added more to the bottom of this article, and I'm bumping it because I feel like it's important.Relevant to Female Superheroes and Cosplayers pt22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also it's my birthday, so I do what I want.
This link. Right here.
Tony. Tony, Tony, Tony.
This attitude is not ok, for many reasons beside it being completely illogical.
1) You don't get to decide who is a geek or not a geek. Period. Geekdom is about acceptance, not rejection. If you're all about Not Liking Other People That Like The Stuff That You Like, you're not a geek, you're a hipster. Who found a pair of glasses.
2) You don't get to decide who is hot and who is not hot. That girl at the con with thick thighs and a little bit of muffin top? She is a perfect 10 in my book, bro. Except that women's bodies aren't up for the judging. Her attractiveness or lack therof does not define her geekiness. The same way that it does not define her social experience. Pretty
possible worst fandom in terms of crossovershttp://poohadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Pooh%27s_Adventures_Wikipossible worst fandom in terms of crossovers3 months ago in Personal More Like This
this craphole of a fandom here, it is the true definition of CROSSOVER HELL. it is the true definition of a fandom that takes it WAY to far with crossovers, sure bronies might crossover and do crap but it ISNT as bad as this. anyways if you dont know what this meme is about, let me just define it using a quote from this deviant here:
"For those who don't know, POOH'S ADVENTURES is a series of Youtube videos that consist of taking any Disney film or any family-friendly film from the past 20 years and inserting not only characters from the beloved Disney franchise WINNIE THE POOH but practically any cartoon character or superhero of the video editor's choosing. This may sound awesome at first, but it's only 5 minute clips of a Pooh cartoon or any cartoon for that matter that's spliced in with the movie clips, and we're led to believe that Pooh is actually talking to a character from that movie."
-comes from the descriptio
My Most Important Rule herehere on DeviantArt, I have a couple of rules, but my most important rule, and oddly enough, the one that's broken the most often is "Do Not Relay Messages from someone who has been blocked." Let me make an addendum to that. Don't even mention them here. Don't ask why they were blocked, don't tell me about them ranting and raving on some site I've never heard of, don't tell me of their journal post shit-talking me here on DeviantArt. I don't know why this is so hard to follow. If someone asks to be unblocked by me, just say no. Trust me, it'll get you involved in something that you don't want to be involved in.My Most Important Rule here4 months ago in Personal More Like This
But to be fair, I'll be clear as possible. I'm not going to give out any names. Trust me, they're determined bastards and they can give out their own information. Let's start with the guy who wanted me to say the N-word in my videos. The racist n-word. I just ignored his nonsense for the longest time, which I usually do. At first&
Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention EtiquetteMan, I miss the feeling of being able to roll around in bed and sleep for as long as I want. Nowadays, my friends and I haven't been able to experience that even on weekends.Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention Etiquette6 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of now, my brain is too fried to write up a proper journal entry about our volcano GARventure, and one of my usual event reports (as you can see on the right side of my journal) about Cosplay Mania, but I'd like to take this chance to share a part of our lecture of sorts at the Cosmania cosplay workshop last Sunday.
China snowpeachdrop, Kat moonlightflight, El rosiael and I were invited to talk about general cosplay planning, like fabric selection, wig styling, cosplay makeup and photography. My friends might post the other parts, but for now here is our silly guide about posing for cosplay photos, and convention etiquette. The actual presentation was actually longer, and with lots more examples, but here is a condensed rundown of what we talked about, fo
Win a 1 Month SubRaffle overWin a 1 Month Sub3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winner is:
Thank you dear! and Congratulations
Thank you also to everyone else who participated ^v^
Kirara don't cry ;v;
Please note that the raffle entering has been over and the raffle will be held in an hour or so on my livestream.
Last day to enter for this raffle!
During tomorrow's live stream I will use a generator and announce the winner! (raffle entries will expire mid day tomorrow)
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Just fave this entry and make sure you are watching me to be entered into a raffle
The raffle will end on the 11th of December so act quick and take advantage while everyone else is confused!
Last but not least I hope you are all doing well and good luck!
Pooh's Adventures Series: Not Quite a RantI don't know how many of you people have heard of the Pooh's Adventures series on YouTube, but I figured I ought to throw my two cents in while it's fresh on my mind. I'm not talking about the cartoon series that ran on Disney Channel (The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh), but this does involve it. What Pooh's Adventures is, typically, is the Pooh cast going on an adventure through another movie, like the Great Mouse Detective, An American Tail, the Pokemon movies, etc. I used to think this concept was a neat little idea, but now that I've been dabbling in making videos myself, I find it less than appealing to me these days. You could call it a 'crossover' series, since it has Pooh and friends 'interacting' with the surroundings, providing assistance to the characters and dialogue, but from a more critical viewpoint, I just can't find myself liking it.Pooh's Adventures Series: Not Quite a Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The 'dialogue' from Pooh and friends, or from characters when it's not in the original script, involves muted clips with subtitles. W
Do you hate drawing backgrounds? TAKE MY CLASS.Are you tired of deliberately writing easy comic stories that let you get away with not drawing backgrounds?Do you hate drawing backgrounds? TAKE MY CLASS.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you sick of your buildings looking like cardboard boxes?
Does every book on drawing perspective look like greek and super-advanced calculus to you?
Do you have amazing scenes in your head, but you feel like your hands just can't draw them?
I've teamed up with Skillshare to put my years of professional comic art experience to good use...by teaching the background-phobic among us how to LOVE backgrounds, draw them right, draw them well, even draw them in your sleep!
Read all about it here: http://www.bizenghast.com/classpage.html
Then sign up for the class here!: http://skl.sh/12DwEqh
Not a comic book artist? Not a problem! This class is for ALL kinds of illustrators and artists, both beginners and intermediates. If you can hold a ruler and locate a pencil, you CAN draw backgrounds!
So stop wasting your time trying to plan your whole story o