On Caius BalladI've been thinking about this subject for a while - how to word it, how long it should be, how many reasons I can come up with - and finally decided to just take the plunge and find out what I can cough up. Life's gotten better, much less stressful, and I'm able to dream again about the things I want to do in life now that some more immediate crises have been taken care of. So, here I am, wasting a little time writing this up, not trying to change any minds or turn any worlds upside down (but if I do, hey, that's cool too) and relax a little before I go off to do some actual work.On Caius Ballad5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Caius is different. Completely different. A lot of people say he's a purple Sephiroth, or that he's just like Kefka, or Kuja, or whatever. I disagree. He's unique in my eyes, unique within at least the majority of the FF games that I have seen, played, or read about. Vanille used to be my favorite character from the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, but come Lightning Returns, Caius has become my
LR: Thoughts on Caius x LightNow updated with new LR information. There are unmarked spoilers below. This was inspired by other, similar postings on Tumblr and such. This is also me trying to get my thoughts in order, and is mostly to try and show where I come from with this pairing, not so much "evidence" for it. It's to show where I kind of get the impression that, hey, this could actually work. and I'm bored and have no tumblr yet. Let's begin!LR: Thoughts on Caius x Light7 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Design: well, obviously. They were very likely designed to parallel each other, and darnit if they don't look pretty good together as a result. Let's face it, they look good together. Dark and light colors work very well when done right, and you don't get much more obvious than pink and purple, light and dark colors, male and female, icy determination and fiery passion.
think of the beautiful family they would make, seriously
2. I don't think Lightning holds hard fee
Bootleg Plush DiscussionLet's talk about bootlegs. What are your opinions on them? Do you support them? Hate them? Why?Bootleg Plush Discussion3 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
I feel as if we've got a double edged sword here. It's hard to deny the popularity of the bootlegs. Most are more show accurate than anything official on the market right now. People who cant afford custom plushes can afford the bootlegs. I can see the appeal in purchasing one. Most articles and discussions I've seen have offered nothing but praise for them.
I'm not writing this to tell anyone that they should not buy a bootleg. Each individual has the right to choose for him/herself whether to buy one or not. But I do want to encourage people to think about what they may be supporting when they buy from the bootleg market.
It's no big secret that some bootlegs are complete ripoffs of individual plush artist's designs.
What bothers me the most is the blatant and intentional ripoff of an artist's design. These
Amazing Charity Auction!This is just a short post from Everfree to let all of you know how much the quilt sold for at auction:Amazing Charity Auction!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
No, I didn't put too many zeros. We made twenty thousand dollars for the Seattle children's hospital with the quilt! Thank you everyone who participated and made it possible! I wasn't planning on doing this again next year, but after that reception I might need to!
So you want to digitizeIn this tutorial I'm going to attempt to explain how to autodigitize images into embroidery files. There are many different software programs out there. Here is a link to some free software called Stitch Era: http://www.imprimeo.net/howget.htmSo you want to digitize2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to digitize using PE Design Lite!
This software is best used in conjunction with an image editing program like Adobe Photoshop. I've found that PE Design Lite is quite finicky with colors so you need a high quality vector image of the design you want to digitize.
So the first thing you need to do is find or create your design. Once you have a good quality image open your software.
Note: PE Design Lite has only the most basic of functions. For more embroidery options you'll need to buy/download more advanced digitizing programs.
Step 1: Open software
Step 2: Import your image
This is the file I want to digitize:
Step 3: Click the autodigitize button and the color grid will pop up.
Your digitizing sof
Best deviations of the week 42Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 4210 months ago in Personal More Like This
Evangelion: 3.0 - 21 by shiroangWizard | Diablo 3 - 4 by kaihansen3004Who is it? by KarenscarletWizard | Diablo 3 -6 by kaihansen3004InuYasha,Kagome.Sesshomaru by LunomarGintama 1 by Chrome-senseiJashinism by LordSalsaVerdeGakupo by Squalo-SuperbiaAngel Sanctuary: Fallen from Grace by zimielHatsune Miku - Love Is War by KelvinSiauDeidara: fly my bird, fly... by AnnetVoronayaThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - 1 by aKami777Sword Art Online - Alfheim Online - Asuna by Xeno-PhotographyI Wonder by KhymichiNaraku -InuYasha by PriSuicunShingeki no Kyojin by Pugoffka-samaChang An Huan Ye - Xin Yi and Shi Ye Guang by Xeno-PhotographyX 1999 - 2 by Tanuki-Tinka-AsaiGoku cosplay - The power of rage by AlexcloudsquallAutumn's fairy 2 by LadyGiselleD.Gray-Man: The Black Order Headquarters by silverharmony
Bot laneIf you want to be a happy ADR or an overprotective momma support, go watch this. :U Makes me happy having Support as one of my main roles. Yes, I'm random today, dunno what I ate.. or it's just the candies kicking in. :vBot lane5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Dat adorkable dancing noob Support Fiddles though~ <33333
Oh, btw.. did anyone see that new Lemonhope episode? Just asking.. :I
Saber WIP: many photos *_*~ (ECG)Hey people,Saber WIP: many photos *_*~ (ECG)2 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
Vol 7 Vietnamese is here!Đã 17 giờ 07 phút ngày 27/7/2012, mời các bạn nhấn download Chúc mừng sinh nhật BFM!!!Vol 7 Vietnamese is here!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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PHOTOSHOOTS 2013I took about 120 cosplay photoshoots in the 2013th year.PHOTOSHOOTS 20134 months ago in Personal More Like This
I visited many countries: China, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Polish and also nearby Russia and Belorus.I met many cosplayers and hope we will be good friends.
And I want to thank all of you, who supported me and who helped me to evolve during that tough year.
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After serveral requests, I decided to upload a tutorial for my absinthe corset today. As you can see I used the same pattern for my steampunk corset dress Mademoiselle Émeraude Steam.
This tutorial shows an elaborate corset. Patterns can be found on the Internet at Burda / Simplicity or even online shops about historical patterns and corsets.
Many steps can be used for a simple corsage. The steps
ART FeatureFeature TimeART Feature2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
My latest works
Dark Tales from the Sea by vampirekingdom A little fairy by IgnisFatuusII
Elegance of the Lupins by SharonLeggDigitalArt Color-Of-Dreams by EnchantedWhispersArt Forbidden Forest by kimsol
Storm by maiarcita MYRE - The Great Black Dragon by AlectorFencer Legend by Manink
Captain Steam by shiny-shadows-Art Wings Of Darkness by Hoangvanvan
applique tutorial◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊applique tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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After my dear friend :iconaigue-marine: (and a lot of other people before) asked me, how I make my appliques, I thought: hey, you work at a costume with this appliques again. I can make a tutorial!
And here you see step by step how I make on a easy way all my appliques.
What do you need:
- paper, pencil and scissors (maybe a rubber)
- fabric and thread
- Interfacing /Interfacing doubl
deviantART Trending Searches: March 2014Here are 14 popular search terms that saw a significant increase in searches last month, ordered roughly by % of increase.deviantART Trending Searches: March 20144 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. natalia poklonskaya
Attractive Crimean attorney general Natalia Poklonskaya becomes internet sensation
2. south park
South Park: The Stic
August is gone and Semptember is coming! ^^ *-*!!Hii everyone!! *-*August is gone and Semptember is coming! ^^1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How was your Holiday? ^-^ I went in Trentino (Italy) and it was wonderful because I really love mountain!
Now I'm going to do my last exams and then... hurry at wooork! >.< (I hope... yes...)
Well, before sharing with you the August' feature I would like to tell you an important matter:
If you know some Deviants whom Deviations are very valiant but really underuppreciated, please let me know and I will have a look at their gallery for the next features!
Ooook, now let's beegin!! ^-^
Shikamaru Nara by DaisukeDano Maria Teresa of Austria - Takarazuka by giusynuno Witchblade - Sara Pezzini by nemesiskim Trinity Blood. Fortuna by MarionetteTheatre Ludwig Kakumei. Amalberga by MarionetteTheatre Sarah Williams - Ballroom Dress by adelhaid 20130417-01 by fragilemuse-org sfx make up by Deliszja :thumb20624
Yay, a DD!Yay, a DD!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks RezzanATAKOL, EveLivesey and worldsinminiature and the many others that suggested it and of course Nancy (Anoya) for featuring it...I was so happily surprised
My Fox Stories
Best deviations of the week 29Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 291 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rin: Knife by balleashKarneval - Our Secret Chamber by vaxzoneMacross Frontier: Galactic cinderella by Astarohimestar shine by Shin--ShinID: Peter Pan - Wendy by xrysxNeo Domino by TatliflyHimawari Kunogi - Light your way by Cat-samaReady to fight by Yoko1707I never said I was a witch, did I? by nayzeersStrange World by clintzmejiRathalos Monster Hunter Cosplay by KICKAcosplayVampire Knight by PriSuicunZyra: Rise of the Thorns V by EnchantedCupcakeAngel Sanctuary: Aleksiel by aKami777Puella Magi Madoka Magica - 04 by shiroangRemilia : The Scarlet Devil by kyashii4The Duchess of Kiev by TheBigTogFinal Fantasy XIII-2 - Life Without You by TrustOurWorldNowAlucard The Immortal by Jack-DanLuka Megurine ~ Listen to my melody by GoddessOfValhallaVHD: Bloodlust. Charlotte' s proper upbringing by ElenaLeetahCosfest 2013 - Madoka Magica by shiroang.:Don't mess with me. by qurinChuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai! Unite~! by xmusettexRathalos Monster Hunter by KICKAcosplayTo Catch You by AnimaidensLEAGUE OF LEGENDS - Miss Fortune by supergiu74Rozen maiden by KirikoSanKing of Thieves by Bad-LlamaHanasaku iroha 2 by ikabiiYuno Gasai by Rubrum-CerviMacross Frontier :: Ranka Lee by UselessDeviceCosplay : Meiko Honma - Anohana by MaxLy[APH] America - War is coming by mariasachanFinal Fantasy XIII - Oerba dia Vanille by ellenlovely
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.
Best deviations of the week 36Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 3611 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ren Tao | Shaman King by mia-saridzavaZashiki Warashi::::: by WitchikoAion by MelaliElwing la Sylphis Shining Wing by Elanor-ElwynTomoe Kamisama cosplay by DominicPortweinFinal Fantasy Type-0: Eight by hitorinereiAbel Nightroad - Trinity Blood by OkariDaneWhere are you? by IcyIrenaThe Song ClowCard by Bara-RoseHetalia - Never surrender by RoteMambaFather and Son by SoloGraysonThrill of the Hunt by QueenRiotKOS-MOS - Xenosaga by EduardLuzhetskiyNight Elf - World Of Warcraft by kaihansen3004Zelda Hot Link cosplay by palecardinalDuchess of Kiev by hexlord[KnB] One summer day by HaraNatsumiOrphe Zavi - Ai no Kusabi by OkariDane"Forest Tale" by Lilian-himeBakemonogatari: Kanbaru by zimielLejos del Miedo - Spain Hetalia by Jime-samaHeart no kuni no alice by PriSuicunShingeki no Kyojin - The Choice We Made by TrustOurWorldNowKarneval: Balloons and Sparkles by general-kuroru
10 ways to get inspiredDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to get inspired1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration is such an important subject for every artist. When we have it - we feel amazing and full of creative energy, but when we lack it, we tend to be anxious and procrastinate on things we really like to do.
So here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Go outside
We tend to spend way too much time indoors. Try to do some plein-air painting/drawing. Explore the world around you - It's not only good for your health, but It's also a great way to get inspired by nature, people in streets, clouds and sunsets etc.
2. Gather pictures in inspiration folder
If you see some amazing art, photography - save it on your computer. Or fave it in dA, or collect in your tumblr/pinterest board. Look at that folder every once in a while. If you see some really advanced and cool art
5 ways to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artists5 ways to get things done3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Continuation of my journal post "5 reasons why we fail to get things done"
Often we try to be as productive as possible - so many things to do, so many artworks to make. But then comes the procrastination, indecisiveness, lazyness and other excuses that come in our way. How to deal with them, how to accomplish all we ever wanted..? Here are my 5 tips for you that I have been doing for a while and I hope that It'll help you too.
1. 3 tasks for a day.
In the morning or in the previous evening write down 3 main things you want/need to do in a day. Be realistic, but strive for the things that will help you develop the skill, move you closer to bigger goals. Check them, change them depending on each day and cross them over when you have made them happen. You will k
Pointless Ramble - Running Groups, Pro's and Con'sI am glad I can share my creativity in such a way - HiddenLanternVillage has been an amazing ride,Pointless Ramble - Running Groups, Pro's and Con's6 months ago in Personal More Like This
lots more still planned and lots of cool ideas coming into shape. It's been really amazing.
By now there's over 120 Credits worth of unlockables in the group, and only more coming!
But at the same time - you're not pressured or forced to "Core-out" on the group,
It's relaxed and respectful, while having a friendly competitive side to it - I've enjoyed myself anyway! x'D
I never thought we could take this group to such a level of incredible community, honestly.
We're not the biggest community - But we have quality members who play incredible characters,
I've never really been a fan of huge groups though x'D I rather have a few close friends than lots of randoms.
82 Members - I gotta say, I'm liking this number. When we had 150+ it was just way too crazy,
but after unfortunately saying goodbye to some great people - we've found our happy medium.
I hope to bring the story closer the m
Things and rants # 2It's time for a rant again. :iconmanlytearsplz:Things and rants # 22 months ago in Personal More Like This
Or more of a.... I don't know. This is my personal opinion. I'll try not to be a bitch about it.
Imagine you are in an rp group. You have one or two established OCs already and apply for a second or third one.
You are excited. You look forward to rp with all those people. You tell your friend about it and oh wonder, they did the same, they might have a new character and you are both so excited that you tell each other all about them, try to improve and help each other. Then you end up chatting and plotting out bonds.
When the character finally is acepted, you already have bonds for your character and can finally continue where you left off.
I get it. It's great and all.
Imagine it differently.
You find this totally awesome rp group and want to join. There is an application period, so you send in your application and wait and hope.
Finally you are accepted. You submit your OC to th group and are excited about finally
Around the Colour Wheel and Back AgainAround the Colour Wheel and Back Again1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Orange by malaladanila Velo Girl by IlonaShevchishina
Yellow Rose 05 by s-kmp Dandelion I by FlexDreams Black drips by lucylle Skies Squared In Sun by Pierre-Lagarde
Green Tree Python 2171 by BiBiARTs Choices by TomFayle Green mood by AsinusVulgaris Mantis religiosa by PasoLibre
Cool Blue Pontiac Firebird by TheMan268 Blue Intensity by SilkenWinds Beautiful in Blue by xOronar Forgotten by Nitrok
Purple gothic by Georgya10 Purple Iris II by TomazKlemensak Purple vision by Papageienfreak Purple Harness by zerolux
20.52 - Paint my world by head-in-the-cloud Rainbow Cake Slice by claremanson Joyful Color~ by davincipoppalag Classy by Felosoraptor
Dream sea by Norge-Raylandy11 Divine Purple by Purple20 Black iris by Jona25 purple shine by SoLoveIsPunk
Trogir blue by Febo-theRealOne blue rollup door by creativephotoworks Blue Road by KizukiTamura Other Things 04 by JACAC
Green by stephenb19 Tree frog by downpoured moonbase by Ben-Kelevra Green Summer by dn1w3r
Triumph Daytona 675 R by diddylux yellow bird by ishaansharma456 Yellow by abclic Mia Dearden - Speedy II - Green Arrow Comics by WhiteLemon
Orange Calendula by sirena-pirey Orange Summer by AlkiPROST orange spring by garfieldgreen Tangerine by TonyD3
red bike by RaMaKrAmA :thumb375678398: Red by luka567 A Night in Monte Carlo by Attila-Le-Ain
Rainbow light by XBlissfulXNightX A heart doesn't only have to be red by Juega-con-el-fuego :thumb37550765