HK Dollism Plus 8 ReportBut I have a bit of idle time at work so I decided to update.HK Dollism Plus 8 Report2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not to mention I wanted to get that negative journal off my profile page.
How is everyone? 8D I'm doing alright. Work is work. Dollwise, I've been getting ready for ManikaManila Tiangge, my local doll community's annual BJD bazaar. There's much to be done so I hope it all goes smoothly!
Anyway, I know I promised a Dollism report. I don't think I've ever done one here. It's usually on my LJ and Facebook accounts.
So here I go!
We lived along Tung Choi street in the heart of Mong Kok. My friends and I usually go for an apartment rather than a hotel, to cut costs and to experience life as a local.
Not to mention it is tons of fun living with your friends for almost a week! We arrived on Thursday, July 11th. We mostly roamed around Mong Kok that day.
Tung Choi is right beside Sai Yeung Choi St. which is home to several doll
All Snapped Up .15 ~ SoftPoison~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography CommunityAll Snapped Up .15 ~ SoftPoison1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Tell us a bit about yourself, SoftPoison! How did you get into photography and why?
Well, Hi I’m Desiree and I’m from the Netherlands. I started photography thanks to my hobby. My hobby is customizing Ball jointed dolls. I saw these very talented people making great pictures of these dolls so I wanted such a doll and later I bought a camera. My first camera was a compact camera. It made great pictures but my love for photography grew.
I wanted something more so I bought my Canon and It was love at first sight. I started to photograph everything. From rocks to beautiful skies. Now my camera is one of my best friends hahaha
Why are you on deviantART?
When I was younger I always looked at Deviantart to get some inspiration for my drawings. I saw an awesome illustrator and I wanted to be his friend so I made my
BJD Doll FAQBJD Doll FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this if you are interested to learn more about the dolls I photograph. I dont have time to keep answering the same questions over and over again >_< I will be updating this journal entry as time goes on. Feel free to add a question in the comments section and I will try to answer it.
❤ BASICS ❤
What are these dolls?
They are BJD - ball jointed dolls. If you search Google with those keywords you will get plenty of results with companies and other info about them. This is the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_doll. Also this LJ answers some questions too http://bjd-wtf.livejournal.com/ . If you want to learn more, I would suggest Den of Angels forum (http://www.denofangels.com/forums/).
Do you make them?
No I don't make the actual doll, I don't sculpt it. I am a customizer, I paint their faceups. I am basically a makeup artist for resin dolls. You can find the link to my commission shop
DOLLS FAQ:iconchuuplz:DOLLS FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so.. I've decided to put up a doll/personal related FAQ ~!
since it's my first time doing something like this , I've looked around others FAQ
and some would be the usual questions many non-bjd owners or bjd owners ask !
While some are personal questions I've gotten :'D
it's Pretty wordy.... so i hope you guys bare with me >o<
so hope this helps !
What are BALL JOINTED DOLLS ( BJD ) ?
The ball-jointed doll is dolls that is articulated with ball and socket joints.
These are cast in polyurethane synthetic resin, a hard, dense plastic, and the parts strung together with a thick elastic.
( ^ copied from Wikipedia ! Full read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_d
Just for Fun!Hello guys and girls!Just for Fun!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Quite awhile back, I was going through a break up, and I came up with this: http://yuki-arisu.deviantart.com/journal/Just-A-Random-Fun-Idea-322851008
So I thought why not do it again just to describe my life lately!
So sometimes last year, I thought I found the love of my life. ^_^
Of course, until reality slapped me in the face (again).
So of course I was sad and ended up suffering for a period of time.
Seriously, it was horrible.
At times, I would still feel lonely, especially during the holidays season.
So I thought maybe going shopping would cheer myself up, but then...
Then my friends suggested to
Oh my gosh!!Oh my gosh!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I found these on the internet recently:
I want to tell you somethingHi watchers and everybody else who is reading this journal *waves and trows glitters*I want to tell you something1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I really want to get something off my chest....
Just a fue seconds ago I looked at some of the deviants of the people I watch and something caught my eye.
You guys really make some amazing work.
They're alot of people who I respect so much in the doll community. I just love their work and their skills to personalize a doll to almost a living human, but then I looked at their favourites and I'm like.. How can this be.. Such amazing work and that amount of favourites and views.. and then I look at my own work and I see my amount of favs and that isn't really fair.. You know what I mean?
Ofcourse I like my work, but I see sooo much dollpics who are waaaaaaayy better than mine. I know most people don't upload pics here on DA for the favs, just to show their work, but some favs gives you the feeling that peope respect your work. And everybody needs some love and re
Ringdoll Video Event EntryYay! Here it is...Ringdoll Video Event Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: As an animator I can't accept this to be a good stop motion, it's just impossible to get any BJD or any size to behave as you want. I didn't the best I could considering time (2 days!... no sleep) the fact that I'm alone and dolls falling, kicking, pinching... you get the picture XD. So, I apologise by the jerkyness and all that... enjoy! ^_^
Animated GIF of ME AND LEVITo make it short, I actually wanted to post an intro video on youtube, but then my webcam just bitched at me, and it made me sound like a MAN!!!Animated GIF of ME AND LEVI1 year ago in Personal More Like This
lol I can't post that vid, so I made some GIF's from it instead.
I didn't know making gif was so easy.
Here's me and Levi!!!
Just look at him!!!
Levi is 68 cm tall! Look at how huge he is!
Now my hands are free, I can dance!!
Dragon pet dollsHey, now I want to introduce you a new pet doll you some bjd owners probably know already but... BJD Pets/ Eve the cat finally released their little devil for sale! It's a dragon pet doll made of polyamide and it can be purchased with lovely colored options like red-black, blue-black, full black and red-green, but a blank one is also for sale. They're available in two sizes, 9.5cm and 15cm (Toes to withers).Dragon pet dolls8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have been waiting for those after their teasers so the decision was immediate after sales opening (The small ole isn't that expensive I feared! I chose an unassembled colored one, red)
So.. I'll have my dream dragon after 3-4months in 9.5cm x3 The same size photographed there.
All the pictures belongs to artist behind this doll
Spite Malice doll wigs arrived(It's Spite & Malice but dA title doesn't allow me to use & !)Spite Malice doll wigs arrived7 months ago in Personal More Like This
You may remember that I asked ppl to recommend good fur wig makers weeks ago because I had quite bad luck previously.. (the wig I ordered from a different shop arrived and it wasn't something I asked for..)
BUT yes, I ordered wigs from Spite & Malice because she was very recommended wig maker
I can't even describe how incredibly beautiful wigs I got yesterday so I even wanted to make a small review with Shagrilah and Rony! XD Or it seems they wanted and I just watched..
"BA DE DA BA DI DA BA~~ "
"I KNOW but this is not mine...."
(Blue one is for Brenda, a character which currently is Iplehouse Zera on EID body, some day 8D)
This is the design I sent to her (yes, not very well made drawing lol I wasn't at home and I had only few pencils with me at our summer place weeks ago)
I asked for two blue colors mixed though, hard to see xD
And this is what I got
Looks SO GOOD, better than I even tried to draw
Migidoll FAQ (latest update 10.02.10)Migidoll FAQMigidoll FAQ (latest update 10.02.10)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
This FAQ tries to give you a generally overview for Migidoll Bjd's. If you want to learn more about Bjd's in general please visit Den of Angels for more information.
This blog will be updated whenever news are announced by Migidoll.
Where can I buy them?
How much different heads does Migidoll sell?
MD Ryu [http://migidoll.com/bbs/data/sellingbbs/1255273095/ryu4.jpg] $120
MD Suntan Ryu [http://migidoll.com/bbs/data/sellingbbs/1235130516/IMG_1322.jpg] $145
MD Vampire Ryu [http://migidoll.com/bbs/data/sellingbbs/1255273169/IMG_9999.jpg] $120
MD Suntan Vampire Ryu [http://migidoll.com/bbs/data/sellingbbs/1235130538/20081013_1.jpg] $145
MD Cynical Ryu [http://migidoll.com/bbs/data/sellingbbs/1255273151/IMG_3622.jpg] $120
MD Miho [http://migidoll.com/bbs/data/sellingbbs/1255273095/IMG_4922.jpg] $120
MD Vampire Miho [http://migidoll.com/b
How to stop procrastinating!Do you always seem to postpone your tasks? Or you know that you have to do a task but you're just too lazy/don't have time for it? Do you have the tendency to do things in the last minute? Or do you have problems with managing your time? Then, this journal might be for you. This journal is written and exclusively meant for the topic of "procrastination". Although it is an intended self-help journal, it will not work if you're not putting work or applying these tips in real life. The only one who can change your procrastinating habit is you, yourself.How to stop procrastinating!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
[A/N] Thank you for your support on my previous self-help journal ("How to be a better artist!") It has gotten many positive feedbacks, so I made another poll asking what type of self-help journal should I do next. "How to stop procrastinating!" got the most votes out of them all. Hopefully you can find an insight or motivation inside this journal. Oh right, english is not my native language so please excuse my poor g
Just A Random Fun IdeaI can't believe how you guys have been so kind to me lately because of the little issue I'm having. And also, I noticed that many people have also been heart broken. So I thought why not just all get together and have some fun! I found some funny internet meme and I'll put it together to explain our unfortunate love life.Just A Random Fun Idea3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this was me a few days ago until reality slapped my face!
And then to overcome my sadness, I started doing awkward stuff.
But you know, this was someone I once cared for. So I can't help but text him sometimes, but NO, I can't do that! I'll only text him if I have something very very important to say.
Then I started getting a little insecure.
And when I think about how I wasted time on that bastard, and realized the problem is not because of me.
PIXEL RAFFLE(closed):iconsayhiplz:Im holding a pixel raffle again n__n ill probably do these like once a month.PIXEL RAFFLE(closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOW TO JOIN - just fave this journal
there will be 2 winners and winners get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle will end in 24 hours
good luck guys :iconhandsomeonionplz:
BJD Wig Styling Tutorial (Video)BJD Wig Styling Tutorial (Video)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yay I made it!
Here's a tutorial on how to style fur wigs on your dolls for those who might like some tips, or are simply curious about how I personally style the wigs.
The Dollisseum and Next Top Model Competition!It seems that most people were interested in the next top model competition, so I decided to start with that. I have now opened a group dedicated only to doll competitions and also a website (YES! I luv the websites XD) and I really really want people to get involved and get others involved. I'm not going to type all the rules here again, so please please visit the group page and the website (cos it's prettier) and read how you can enter your characters. I'm planning to start the competition in July, so right now all you have to do is get your doll to apply!The Dollisseum and Next Top Model Competition!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconthedollisseum: - dA Group. We don't have an icon yet ... suggestions are welcome~
You can find the rules and how to apply. Spread the word!
Oh, one thing about the prizes,... if you can donate fanart, fanfiction, points, llamas, other badges... anything, it would be fantastic. The main point is to have
Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon LockThe talented digital artist Jon-Lock illustrates personifications of social networks and web browsers. While he's only been on deviantART for less than 6 months, he's brought in nearly 128,000 pageviews, 17,600+ watchers, and his newer deviations almost always hit the front page.Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon Lock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Google Chrome Personified
Google Chrome's "Chrome Cycle"
deviantART and YouTube Personified
South Korea contestHiyaaa guys,South Korea contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you all doing? As some you know in about two weeks I'm flying to South Korea to visit a friend :iconblackroosje: She's staying there for 6 months as an exchange student. How cool But this gave me a nice idea.
Some peole in the past did draw my dolls and I really loved that because I'm not really good at drawing. So here is the thing.
I'm holding a contest and the price will be cool things from South Korea.
So what do you need to do:
Draw one of my dolls or some of them together (you are free to do whatever you want, my dolls are Candy, Monroo, Benji and Leslie)
Place it on your DA and send me to link with an PM
The one who has the nicest, funniest or most epic drawing get the South Korean box. This box will be filled with all cool, funny and nice things. Mostly gadgets I think. But I'll make it an epic box hahah XD
The deadline is october 23th because then I'll be back from South Korea. Friday november 1 will be the winner announce
compilation of preorder info :)compilation of preorder info :)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
i am working on the last 3 to 4 strips of chapter 4, depending on whether they will grow monstrously oversized.
and now, for all of you who are thinking of buying the printed version
second cover is unavailable for now due to a fuckup with solicitation... which happens to me with EVERYTHING XD
but this cover will be made and i will post all the info on this when i get the exact date
for the regular ally/lisa cover version:
i will paste in a journal all the preorder links we gathered so far, thanks everyone who contributed
here is an image comics preordering helper for those who know how to use this
bookdepository has it as well
with apparently free worldwide shipping....how that works is beyond me
now, some important info for people who want to actually buy the printed book , and haven't preordered it
preorders are cruc
Helpful Habits for CommissionersA lot of people have been asking me to write up something on the topic of taking and pricing commissions like I did with conventions, so here you go!Helpful Habits for Commissioners1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So what is a commission? If you didn't already know, a commission in way I will be discussing is when a person pay for an artist to draw them something. Neato, right? Money for art, couldn't be better.
Well there are a few catches to this art thing professionally and non-professionally; especially on an amateur level. First off, you wont get paid nearly what you should be getting paid...so if your motivation is money... you should pick a different field of interest. Second, you need to build your people skills. Third money management is key. Fourth, time management or cry in a corner.
Let's discuss the first point, not getting paid enough! Illustrators and professional artists in the industry are currently getting paid the same rates as they were 50 years ago... the exact same. Inflation has not touched the art field so we are making less
DreadExtension Commission CLOSEDHello!DreadExtension Commission CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions for my dread extensions are now CLOSED I will make slots for every month, but I go on a vacation for 5 weeks on the 20th of June until the 25th of July and won't be able to do commissions Please read all the info below before contacting me :3
The dreads I made are
- Only extensions, I unfortunately can't make whole wigs.
- In Dakota's case, 10 white ones, 10 blue ones.
- Since they are extensions they are removable.
- Suitable under fur, mohair and synthetic wigs.
- Made of wool.
- Attached/sewn to an elastic band. You have to put this around the head of your doll, then put the wig on top. Make sure the wig you have has a bit of room for the dreads to go under it. :3
-Or loose if chosen. This way you can place them any way you'd like :3
- Loose dreads: (You will have to add them to your wig yourself) If you choose this
to be honesti dont see why people have to "critique" other people's art in a harsh way.to be honest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like, i personally think it's great to give people suggestions so that they'll improve in their artwork
but why do you have to be mean about it?
"this character is unoriginal."
"jesus christ the anatomy is way off."
"the colors are too eyeburning."
"this is a marysue and it makes me want to vomit."
There is a big difference between being a critique and being an asshole.
If you truly want to help a young artist out so that they improve and get better, you'd tell them in a nicer way, wouldn't you?
At least, that's what I'd do.
"This is a nice design and all, but I'd suggest maybe adding so and so to the design? Just so that it stands out a little more."
"great job! Although if I were you i'd brush up a little more on your leg anatomy--here are some tutorials for it: [insert link here]"
"I like how you drew this, however if I were you I'd try to tone the colors down a little n
Read thisHey,Read this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to say that I know you're going through some stuff right now, stuff that may make life a little harder or even a lot harder. I know you've felt so alone and like no one cares that you're hurting and suffering, but I just wanted to say I love you. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever has happened or is happening to you… you're not alone.
You are amazing, beautiful, wonderful, unique, and worth every breath of life you breathe. I love you, I need you in this world, and I wish only the best things for you. You are in my heart always, all of you. I pray that you find a peaceful end to the troubles of your life and I just want you to know that despite everything, despite feeling like no one cares… please know that I do. I may be a stranger to you but that doesn't mean I don't feel for you. You are special and so very loved by more people than you know.