Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-16-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-16-155 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today's Headlines From The News DeskMarch 16, 2015
We’re all going to get through this together, including this sleepy fox.
Challenge me, art-wise!It took a while to realize that, no matter how pretty the last few sketch-dumps where, I wasn't really learning anymore.Challenge me, art-wise!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sometimes a large user-base just feels like pressure. And pressure makes it feel like you can't afford to fail anymore. And you'll stay inside your comfort zone. And with result. Last years improvement was close to non-existent. But I realize now that staying in my comfort zone will not get me anywhere.
The lack of improvement and recent login issues made me think. So I went back at where I came from. I took a pencil and started sketching again. Real, ugly sketches, with a lot of wobbly lines and such. Anatomy, dogs, and various other things. I realize now; I want to keep this up. Really. I want to draw things that are (slightly) out of my comfort zone, in order to learn.
And I want you
September 2013:What's this??September 2013:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DJ Smackdown is posting even more Vinyl pictures??
WASN'T THERE ALREADY ENOUGH?!?!
I think I'm done posting Vinyl pictures now... Maybe... Unless I'm doing a shoot with another pony or something. The reason for the recently uploaded Vinyl pictures is this: I've lost a lot of weight. Some people haven't noticed but some have, and it personally makes me feel amazing. I was at a very low point for health in my life when the actual photoshoots for Vinyl & Vinyl/Octavia were done and so far throughout 2013 I've lost nearly 50lbs. So to put it simply, my outfit and wig for Vinyl wasn't the only thing that's changed and I definitely wanted to have a couple shots of it. :]
Anyway, on to my other cosplays...
Rainbow Dash should be seen soon. I haven't had the time to do the photoshoot yet but one weekend very soon it'll be done. Spitfire though, that's another story. I was right in that creating this cosplay correctly was going to be a challenge. Progress fell ap
Cosplay Friday: Howl's Moving CastleCosplay Friday: Howl's Moving Castle6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: A Heart’s A Heavy Burden
Howl’s Moving Castle 1
Howl’s Moving Castle is best known as the 2004 animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
While it is as beautifully animated as all of Studio Ghibli's other films this was one of the few times Miyazaki based a film on an existing work. The film is an adaptation of British author Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 young-adult novel by the same name and the first book in the Ho
LeechesHere's an average summary of a private message that I receive on a weekly basis:Leeches2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just came by your profile and saw your art, and was very impressed. I think you have a very nice art style. Now I'm working on this project. It's called <project>. It's an awesome story about <subject>. I'm currently writing the script for it, but I'm planning to make a visual novel. I can't tell too much about the story, since I don't want it to be copied, but it's going to be really cool. The point is; I need illustrators. I'm an excellent writer, but I can't do illustration at all. And therefore, I wanted to ask for your help. I need about 60 pages illustrated and colored. Would you work together with me on this one? I don't have any money to spend, as I'm not an established writer yet. But when the visual novel gets published, you can get a percentage of my profit.
With kind regards,
Well... let me translate this for you.
This Person X
Cosplay Friday: Final FantasyCosplay Friday: Final Fantasy6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: If This Is All A Dream, Don’t Wake Me Up
Final Fantasy cosplay
Final Fantasy Fans Rejoice!
After almost a decade of waiting for the next installment, the demo for what might be the most anticipated game in history is almost here. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae is the two–hour demo giving fans a first look at what they can expect in the new game.
The trailer for Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae gave us a teaser of what’s to come. In
Monthly theme: Monochrome:iconsoftness-art:Monthly theme: Monochrome1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Nymph by EmmatyanLera by Zhivago86
Hot ice by pqphotographyThe Fire of Love. by dragonfly-oliautumn impressions4 by agatafotografia
Dancing in the Rain by alexgphoto
I want orange leaves by TwiggyTeeluckVolcano by Thinking-SilenceDancing Over The Turnips by JoniNiemela
Natural Gold by SetsiAngelSailorMarigold Days by arefin03
Tangerine candied fruit 1 by Morgaer
Few words about Joker and Harley costumesREI: We wanted to make a small post about our new costumes, inspired by the amazing arts of NoFlutter :iconnoflutter:Few words about Joker and Harley costumes4 months ago in Personal More Like This
You, guys, must have seen my Victorian Poison Ivy costume, which was as well designed and drawn by the same artist. I felt in love with it the minute I saw it. And Ryoko also liked Harley Quinn’s costume and decided to make it in pair with me.
But after some time NoFlutter created the amazing, colorful and eye-catching design of gender bender Joker. And immediately we thought that would be a great idea to make the craziest comics pair of all times together. Harley Quinn and a new girlfriend she created for herself – the Lady Joker! Watch our small performance video here (unfortunately it was blocked for all mobile devices, but you can watch from PC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef4vcCEYZpw
Costumes were not easy to make. For me there were so many different colours in the cos
TwitchTV CommissionsHey TwitchTV Casters!TwitchTV Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am open in all areas of commission for
- Full Channel Art
You can commission me here ~ http://www.beaunicorn.tv/g/ritheguardian
All of the emotes that I've created are available to view here http://ritheguardian.deviantart.com/gallery/50232262/Twitch-Emotes-Icons
A few of the channel art pieces I've done are also on my DA.
Have a wonderful Day!!
imaginative-lioness' LR Interview Week Roundup!imaginative-lioness is holding her Literature Roadtrip 2.0 in just a couple of days and I thought I'd roundup the interviews of Interview Week.imaginative-lioness' LR Interview Week Roundup!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
First Interview (Day 1): imaginative-lioness interviews the truly amazing WeirdAndLovely: In this interview she talks about her favorite part of the literature community, how she would encourage others to get involved with the literature community, as well as deviants she believes deserve more attention to their works. It's a really fun read and for those that don't know, WeirdAndLovely is one of the best writers around. She writes with unadulterated passion and emotion.
Second Interview (Day 2): imaginative-lioness couldn't get in contact with her second scheduled interviewee so she held a truly wonderful literature feature for the second day as a substitute. The incredible pieces and talented writers included are:
younghabitat - :devb
Modeling advice you should check out!Modeling advice you should check out!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Invaluable advice for improving your portrait photography, check out the roundup above for all of the articles!
I like to believe that improving our stock photography is a goal we all share, and it doesn't matter if you take model shots, landscape shots, building shots or object shots, and everything between. There are giant swathes of tutorials, guides and help if you ask for it for improving all aspects of your stock photography - there is no excuse for not taking pride in your work and doing the best you can to improve, or for not knowing how to make the best use of your camera, surroundings and lighting
Check out all of the Photography guides and articles for projecteducate here: http://projecteducate.deviantart.com/gallery/38908113/Photography
Check out all of the Stock and Resources guides and articles for projecteducate here:
Yoko Littner Cosplay FAQFor those of you who are aspiring to cosplay Yoko or are just curious as to which materials and techniques I used to make my Yoko cosplay, I will post them here, anonymously, of course. However, if you want to be identified for whatever reason, please tell me, otherwise I will reword your question and not quote or otherwise credit you.Yoko Littner Cosplay FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If there is a question not answered here, feel free to leave a comment (here or on a picture) or PM me! I am happy to answer! I will not make up questions for you- all of these here are things I have been asked by another person. Reason being, if you don't ask, I'll assume you already know how I made something or don't care, and there are a million questions I could make up on my own. ;3
Let us begin the Yoko FAQ!
How heavy is your rifle?
It's actually quite light, considering the size (it is four feet and nine inches). I'd estimate it to weigh about 5 pounds, since my 8 lbs exercise weight feels much heavier!
How did you make
Testing new fields, sculpture.Hello again fellas!Testing new fields, sculpture.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here I am, although I don't like soccer too much, I'm very proud of my team today!
PURA VIDA Costa Rica!
Talking about sculpting... as you know I've been learning a lot of this, just because! and I think it works for me somehow because I'm starting to create some things and liking the results a lot! (I dont feel this way very often)
This is my 2nd project, Mr Andrew Ryan from the videogame Bioshock
Commissioned for Ken Levine himself, very excited because he is my first costumer on this field and guess what? He loved it ^^ (Thanks God!)
I worked on it 21 days and as you can see, I wanted to give an affect as if it were under the sea for a long time with living things on it and such, so there!
Here you can see the packing process, two boxes and a lot of bubbles because you never know!
Thanks again for all your comments and msgs! I'm trying to get caught u
The moms of PokemonA beatiful artwork of all the moms of each pokemon generation all in black dresses sitting on a magenta loveseat with their pokemon. It's my desktop background right now.The moms of Pokemon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Convention Update!Long Beach Comc Con!Convention Update!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long Beach Comic Con is on Nov 23-24! SOON!!!
I was lucky enough to get a table last minute at Long Beach Comic Con. I'm excited because I have never exhibited at this convention before.
Either way, I hope to see you all there!
Sakura Con is at Washington Convention Center April 18-20!
EXPANDING OUTSIDE of California!
It's a while from now, but my heart was beating so fast during the registration. I love Seattle! It's such an beautiful city.
I hope it will be an amazing trip with my friends who are going with me. I hope to meet new friends and people there~! See you guys there!
Love dA Lit: Issue 153Welcome to the one-hundred fifty-third issue of Love dA Lit! :iconfireworks-plz: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group or project for two weeks. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 1532 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: I kinda forgot to feature GrammarNaziCritiques two weeks in a row so I'll be making it up to the group by featuring them again. Sorry about that! Happy New Year! ♥
GrammarNaziCritiques is the bi-weekly spotlight!
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
#FF - FeatureFriday 2 Hello there!#FF - FeatureFriday 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is nº 2 of an art feature project called FeatureFriday (or FF) which I will be doing during this 2014.
Each week of the year I will be faving photos (old or new) that I discover and put them together every friday.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy discovering these artworks!
my thing by Rona-Keller The Secret Garden by BluyStardust
Fading. by MauiMelle
102713 by kristianna11
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_5Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_51 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lets review some basics for photoshop, and how you can optimize it so it works better. As well as painting hair
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, DonguriArt, Pencil-Stencil ty
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/audasicmusic
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Steve Argyle Lesson video (this is just part 1, theres more on their yt channel) :
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SteveArgyleDotCom
Advanced layer Tutorial by zevenstormsUpdate JPG vs PNG Tutorial by computercomedyguyWacom Starter's Guide 2011 by fox-orian
Getting Started: Setting Up the Tablet by CGCookieThe Pen Tool Is Your Friend by AeollPen Tool Paths Create Designs by nmsmith
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts AZERTY by ensombrecer
PS - quick hair tutorial by ceruleanvii:thumb48064074
Terrifying Yet Beautiful - Cosplay FeatureJust in time for Halloween, here are some of the most frightening yet bewitching cosplays from deviantART.Terrifying Yet Beautiful - Cosplay Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Halloween is my time by straywind
Corpse bride by Kifir
Hysteria by AnnaProvidence
Makeup: Cheshire Cat by Khdd
Dark Knight Harley Quinn by BangBangNeko
Pyramid Head I by Blasteh
Bellatrix : The Death of Dobby by LolaInProgress
Sally. by Maho-Urei
Skeleton Obscure. by equinelovex
Featuring art by Meagan-Marie, ChocolateDecadence, Blasteh, Naty2j, MonsterBrand, TraumaticCandy, Nao-Dignity, EnjiNight, AWPhotographyandArt, straywind, Kifir, AnnaProvidence Khdd BangBangNeko Blasteh LolaInProgress, Maho-Urei, and equinelovex.
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyStreet Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
How to stay MotivatedHow to stay Motivated.How to stay Motivated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’m writing this article for the type of people who say that just can’t find motivation to:
Make a portfolio
Finish a painting
Work on their personal project
I got three tips I’m about to write, and it’s just advice and things that I found useful for myself. If you are capable to do any of these things you should definitely try them.
Fear. Get rid of it. If you are fearful of the outcome it will unmotivate you immediately. Just finish whatever it is and think about how you can improve after. If you can’t see what you need to improve ask someone else to tell you. There is always room to improve, and if you go into a critique with an open mind you will grow exponentially.
Think of it like this. If you were running one lap, and half way through you stopped because you were afraid you were going to throw up or pass out, you will never really know how fast you can run that lap. You didn’t push yours
OR/AS Hype Art Contest + Giveaway!OR/AS Hype Art Contest + Giveaway!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This contest/giveaway has ended! Click here to see the winners!
Hi all! I'd like to celebrate the Pokemon Gen 3 remakes by going all-out with an art contest AND a giveaway. Both of these events will have 15 winners each! Prizes include plushies, free art, and multiple chances to win a copy of the upcoming Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire games. Keep reading to learn how to enter!
Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire game preorder (1 available)Adorable Treecko, Mudkip, or Torchic plushie (1 of each available)Super cool drawing by me (1 available - here are some examples of my work)Fancypants
It's August?!Sorry haven't been around here much or posted anything. Truthfully after AX I took some time to decompress. This whole year has been hectic and I finally had free time to relax, meant to just take a few weeks off but before I knew it TWO MONTHS have pasted. I'm trying to pull myself out of this procrastination rut I'm in.It's August?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the mean time here's the animatic from last year of a short I may or may not work on
"Exotic Weapons" Animatic featuring music by Here Between You Me