Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)Some people brought up some pretty important points, so I've added some additional information about critiques below!Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Something that's been bugging me a bit lately is how the DA community has sorta changed over the years (and not in a good way). People are more bold and will post whatever's on their mind, and while that can be a good thing in some scenarios, I feel that people oftentimes say things that they might not realize will hurt someone's feelings.
I generally get a lot of positive feedback, and it really helps! It's always great to know that someone likes my work, and it keeps me motivated to keep going with this hobby. However, I'm still a human being, and negative criticism can hurt me just as much as anyone else. I'm not sure what it is, but the amount of really negative comments has increased these past couple years, and it really discourages me from even using this website anymore. Many times I've considered just disabling comments entirely, but I feel that would
Commission Info Update (Slots are full! Thanks!)HELLOCommission Info Update (Slots are full! Thanks!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the main journal for Commissions.
All rules and procedures are given here.
I update it from time to time, so be sure to read everything carefully and check for changes before commissioning me
For more illustration samples, see my gallery.
Note: Backgrounds are not included in most packages.
Type of Illustration: Chibis
Price: $10 US (Per Character)
Additional characters :+$10 US
(Not including backgrounds)
Bust Up & Half Body (I draw the best on these!)
Type of Illustration: Close Up/Half body.
Price: $30 US (Single Character)
Additional Characters : +$25 US
Max. Characters: 3
(not including backgrounds)
Kiriban : Julia by DomDozzCommission : Knight Blix by DomDozz
Upcoming Conventions and important note!Edit 7/17/2913: My subscription is up, so the notification I had on my profile has been removed because it was an extra widget. So instead I'll post it here!Upcoming Conventions and important note!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just want to let you guys know that since I work full time and am pretty busy outside of work as well, I don't get online much anymore. I'll usually look at comments posted on new photos for few days after they've been uploaded, and I'll occasionally go through my notes, but anything more than that is a bit overwhelming for me to keep up with.
Anytime I post a new costume, I try to give as much detailed info as I can, so if you have a costume construction question, just look through those photos and I'm sure you'll find it! If you still can't find an answer, send me a note, though it might be a while before I get to it.
One of my jobs at Arda is to answer wig questions, so I'm usually not motivated to answer the same kinds of questions when I'm off the clock as well. XD If it's a wig question, feel free to shoot me
KuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!Generation of Miracles casual outfit portraitsKuroBasu cosplay portraits + shoot outtakes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Added on November 7)
Not everyone's Teiko uniforms are ready just yet, but we wanted to get a feel of things for the proper shoot so we did this for practice. It gave us a chance to try out our wigs and makeup and junk to see what we need to improve on for our actual cosplays.
The following portraits are the full-sized versions of what was squeezed into the above banner thing
:iconhana181: Aki as Tetsuya Kuroko
We're sorry Tetsu, you have no face in your portrait!
:iconcazzu-chan: Cassie as Ryota Kise
Bringin' out the kira-kira model-kun aura!
/slightly envious of such long limbs
:icondorkydea: Myk as Tsuntaro Tsunderima Shintaro Midorima
Today's lucky item is apparently a ninja's frog wallet
:icondancingontightrope: Aruki as Daiki Aomine
In the Zooooooone
Daigo Sen / Mark as Atsushi Murasnackibara Murasakibara
Fourth of July Giveaway! (CLOSED!)EDIT: XachoryC is the winner! Check out their prize! http://darkduskull.deviantart.com/art/Unicorn-Icon-Giveaway-Prize-382681101Fourth of July Giveaway! (CLOSED!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This Fourth of July, I want to do a giveaway! I'm giving away one red, white, and blue themed sparkling icon. You can pick anything icon sized (that'll fit in a 50 by 50 pixel square) and I'll make it for you! Basically, you just have to follow the steps below to enter!
1. Favorite the journal
2. Write in the comments what you want
That's it! On July 4th I'll pick one person to get an icon and I'll contact them. Hurry, it's almost the fourth!
If I diedIf you don't care: stop reading.If I died1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
Trailer of Fairy Tail : 5th April THEY ARE BACKOMG OMG OMG they are back x3333Trailer of Fairy Tail : 5th April THEY ARE BACK6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I really love the new style of the anime and the coloring and the effects
1 month premium membership giveaway .:close:.step 1 . fave this journal1 month premium membership giveaway .:close:.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
step 2. write a journal about this giveaway
step 3. comment ONCE with the link of the journal you have posted
then i will randomly pick a comment (do not enter in this contest if you are a pm ) and she/he will be winner :3
7/30/2012 pacific time
Edit: yes u can enter to help get a friend pm :iconlaplz: ...
EDIT AGAIN XD: those who don't fave doesn't get any possible chance to win at all
winner : SonicandDisneyland1
Anti-Theists Are Real Plotholes!A New York school district, which is about 90 minutes outside NYC, is being sued by three Jewish families whose children allegedly experienced anti-Semitic bullying with little to no response from school officials.Anti-Theists Are Real Plotholes!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The district itself, Pine Bush, appears to be a steaming hotbed of openly white supremacist, anti-Semitic behavior, making one question whether this news story is from modern-day America or 1930s Nazi Germany:The Pine Bush area has already had a long, uncomfortable history with racism — the town was even home to a Ku Klux Klan grand dragon in the 1970s. The Klan leader's wife was a member of the Pine Bush school board.
Although Anti-Defamation League says there's little evidence of Klan activity in the area these days, the Jewish families detail horrifying abuse, including Holocaust jokes, swastikas in an eighth-grade classroom that teachers won't take down, and
Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!It's time for another outtakes journal post! This one is for our Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) cosplay shoot!Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Click thumbnail to view the full image!)
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconneko-panigiri: NyanKat - Armin Arlert
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconsomemaskedude: Bok - Bertholdt Fubar
:iconellensmere: Alex - Annie Leonhardt
:iconcatherinejannelle: Cat - Christa Renz
:iconreskiy: Resh - Erwin Smith
:iconberamonde: Chase - Hanji Zoe
:iconhana181: Aki - Levi
:icondorkydea: Myk - Nanaba & Mike Zakarius
much of the wig-styling was done by me behindinfinity
a lot of everyone's makeup was by Charmie yaoiangel14 and Alex
photos by Huzafan
post-processing by behindinfinity
I'm happy to present my friends who had come together to do this group cosplay! It feels surreal to me to have friends who happen to have faces who suit the characters
Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.Jin's Flower Wreath ProcessVocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last May, Kat moonlightflight and I cosplayed our favorite Vocaloid song, "Just Be Friends".
Their outfits seem simple at a glance, but that actually makes things more complicated sometimes. Hahah. Despite Luka's dress looking like something you could probably find in a mall, Charmie yaoiangel14 made the dress from scratch exactly as it looked in the artwork, just for Kat moonlightflight. Kat and I also did our best with the part of their outfits that had the most amount of detail (which also happens to be our favorite parts) the flower wreaths.
I have some pictures of the progress of my wreath, so I thought I'd share them. This probably isn't the best method of going about this, but this is how I did mine and I found it pretty easy. (I wish I could have taken more photos or a video, but to be honest I wasn't quite sure I'd pull this off at first. Hahah!)
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!1 year 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
200 Point Giveaway (Closed)Yayyyy! I finally got enough points to host another giveaway!200 Point Giveaway (Closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time around there will be no extra numbers or any other crap. It takes tooo long to respond to all your comments. But, if I like what you said I'll respond.
You wanna enter?
If so, all you gotta do is..
Be my watcher.
Favorite this journal!!
Comment something random! (I want to laugh. XD) Funny plz accounts, jokes or anything!
There will only be TWO winners!
And please, DONT JOIN WITH PLZ, POINT OR ALTERNATE ACCOUNTS!
If the winner of the points is found not to follow the directions, they will be disqualified and another winner will be chosen.
This giveaway ends January 15, 2013.
Also, my kiriban is at 10,001 and if you take a screenshot of it and send it to me through a comment on my profile with the link (NO EDITING O
Responses to my last article (pt.1)So after reading comments on that latest article http://fav.me/d6q4snq about 'humanizing wolves' I noticed a lot of people argued or debated quite a few points. Points I felt I should try to cover in a sort of Q&A section here.Responses to my last article (pt.1)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
KEEP IN MIND PLEASE: In some parts of this there is personal opinions but I have included facts which can be backed up by research and by searching the internet as well. I've tried to cite sources as much as I could and give sound evidence when possible. I cannot be held completely liable if some information is outdated and I'm unaware but I would be glad to learn the updated information IF you have it accessible.
Now, let's begin!
1. Wolves can be tamed! My 'so-and-so' owned a wolf and it was the best pet I've ever seen! You're wrong if you think wolves can't be tamed!
(This goes along with wolfdogs as well for the most part)
Answer: Yeah, just because y
2011 cosplay review + 2012 plans!I realise this is, umm, rather late to be doing a wrap-up of last year's cos, but I've never done one of these composite pics before and I kinda wanted to XD2011 cosplay review + 2012 plans!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here's a compilation of all the shoots I did in 2011!
All of these photo sets can be found here: http://0zimiel0.blog132.fc2.com/
Hmm, there seem to be rather a lot XD;; And so far this year, since coming back from Japan in January, I've done 10 photoshoots! 8D Here's looking forward to another year full *3*
I don't have any concrete convention plans at this stage, except that I will be cosing UtaPri to SMASH! with kaguyaxhime to sell our photobook!
Other than that, here are the cosplays I have planned for this year (at this stage, subject to innumerable changes no doubt XD)
- Shinomiya Natsuki (Uta no Prince-sama) various for 'Resonance' photobook
- Alibaba Saluja (Magi)
- Ichinose Tokiya (UtaPri)
- Takasugi Shinsuke (Gintama)
- Jinguuji Ren (UtaPri)
- Barnaby Brooks Jnr (Tiger &
Taobao Wig Shop linksHi everyone. )) Raika Saz here xDDD the owner of: Phoenix Kospurei Shoppu (a cosplay shop from Philippines. Our items are open to be shipped worldwide)Taobao Wig Shop links1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/phoenixkospureishoppu
We offer: Made to order Costumes
Made to order props and weapons
Made to order armors
Made to order Boots
Pre-order boots (lolita and anime boots)
Pre-order wigs (local and from taobao)
Pre-order lenses (all famous lens brands)
Local wig brand we offer: Misaki (cheap but high quality and heat resistant)
TAOBAO WIG BRANDS: (cheaper brands)
Alice - http://ywailisi.taobao.com/
Yufei - http://selangshijue.taobao.com/
Jasper - http://zhuoliswig.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.w2467862389.1.SEoj7E
Little Devil - http://littledevilcos.taobao.com/
Coswig8 - http://coswig8.taobao.com/
Jiuwihu - http://jiuwihu.taobao.com/
Purple Wings - http://shop60422380.taobao.com/
Other wig brands:
Fantastically Marvelous PhotosColorFantastically Marvelous Photos2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Black and White
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The Drug War Is A Pain In The AssA New Mexico man, David Eckert, was suspected by police of carrying drugs.The Drug War Is A Pain In The Ass10 months ago in Personal More Like This
He was taken to undergo an anal cavity search at a nearby hospital, which declined to perform the procedure, claiming it was "unethical."
He was then taken to another hospital which agreed to perform the procedure.
First, his abdomen was x-rayed. No drugs were found.
Then he received, not one, but two anal cavity searches. No drugs were found.
Then he received, not one, but two enemas, and was forced both times to defecate in front of the officers and doctors. No drugs were found.
Finally, he was sedated and subjected to a full colonoscopy. And guess what? No drugs were found!
He was later released.
That was earlier this year in January. Eckert is now suing the officers and doctors for subjecting him to this madness.
And you want to know what led to this traumatizin
Historical costuming resources!For all of you asking about good costuming resources in regards to my historical Disney princesses, here's an initial list:Historical costuming resources!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ON THE INTERNET!
Demode Couture (There are so many links I could post that are already compiled and organized beautifully on Kendra VanCleave's site. Absolutely worth your time.) http://demodecouture.com/links/
The Costumer's Manifesto (cluttered but deep, lots of good links hidden away in the fray) http://www.costumes.org/
Wikipedia (surprisingly useful! Great for when you're trying to initially pin down a period.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Western_fashion
For some unadulterated extant dress porn, Tumblr is a fantastic point of reference:
Some great overview/survey books:
A History of Costume http://www.amazon.com/History-Costume-Carl-Kohler/dp/04862103
Stories you asked forHello my fellow Deviants!Stories you asked for7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is that little story reveiling Journal I promised you! ;d I hope it is not to confusing! XD Enjoy the reading!
Things to know about that Legend of Zelda AU!
The main characters of the story are, beside Link, Zelda and Ganondorf, the two Sheikah Esila and Roan as well as the Fierce Deity.
Link starts out his journey as a town guard, aiming for the job of a royal archer. He lives alone in a flat of the town. His mother died in an accident and he still lives in grief over her loss, he is blaming himself that he wasn't there for her. Instead he was, like many other times, trying to pass the tests for becoming a royal archer’s apprentice. By taking Roan for a thief he got involved with the Sheikah's duties and after Esila saw a vision of him being a key-element to prevent the evil that was approaching she took him in. He received one of Roan's eyes so he could use the abilities of the She
JANUARY: ART FEATURESThese are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the month of January. Check them out and give them love!JANUARY: ART FEATURES8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
And please this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists.
Contest Entry: Anime and Video games by 0w0b
Yellow-Chan by pakoochan Commission: Telliot Fatehart by NeviNakuta
Santa-chan IA by 9ikia
Twisted Fairie TalesIf people who think that today adaptations of the classic Fairy Tales are too dark and "ridiculous";Twisted Fairie Tales2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well other than pointing out that most stories actually had darker-tones to them in their original roots, here's some trailers of the past story-adaptations:
* Rumpelstiltskin (1995) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2co_we7TgI - Ripping-off the summoning of how to get Beetlejuice and the Candy Man into our world. At least it answered the question what does Rumple want to do with the woman's first born if she gave up on guessing his name.
*Pinocchio's Revenge (1996): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubp7cylV3TE - Ripping-off "Child's Play" and "The Dummy."
*The Gingerbread Man (19??) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiWyiA77qzg -Another rip-off of "Child's Play," but with a cookie...-_-' and it managed to 2 sequels to it.
*Jack Frost (1997): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev0NkYfkgYE - Not to be confused wit the Michael Kenton one (which came out a year later), and it a
The Art of BioShock InfiniteDark Horse Comics has announced The Art of BioShock Infinite, a deluxe hardcover book set to be released on February 27, 2013. The book will feature production designs and concept art focused on Booker, Elizabeth, Songbird and the Heavy Hitters, which include the Motorized Patriots, the Handymen, the Boys of Silence and the Siren.The Art of BioShock Infinite2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art will also show off the populace of Columbia and several of the features revealed so far, including airships, the concepts behind Sky-Hooks and Vigors and much more. The Art of BioShock Infinite will also feature an introduction from Irrational creative director Ken Levine and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-BioShock-Infinite-Levine/dp/1595829946/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8