Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!
Source: DIY Cameras
Home Made Reflector
Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out
Feature - Cosplay 2012 Feature Cosplay on DAFeature - Cosplay 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cats Cosplay by lokinstEspeon, the Sun Pokemon :: 02 by kailuakonaLady Gaga Cosplay- LoveGame by Amaranthine-Moon
Toy Story Cosplay 3 Woody Bo by Murdoc-leinARIEL - Little Mermaid disney by Yana-Miodisney princess Group 2 by MaddMorganaX Men 2 - Lady Deathstrike II by yayacosplaySpiderman by animephoenix
Rozen maiden kanaria 03 by w2200354:thumb207284217:Lilith Cosplay - Darkstalkers by YukilefayTo serve and protect (Ms. Marvel cosplay) by Kitty-HoneyPrincess Ai by TaisiaFlyaginaElektra Cosplay by YukilefayRX78 Cosplay 2 by UbersCosplayDisney's Kida by Tori-chan-Art
Phoenix by BlackMageAlodia:thumb93057380:Ms. Marvel in Flight by jaytablanteSHAZAM by Riddle1c a t w o m a n - I by gokcegokcenBatman by SenbonGirl7NC Comic Convention 1 by SeaglePhoto
Dark Phoenix 2 by Insane-PencilI Kill You by queencattabbyLost in blue by LadyShineSakuraKitty Pryde by kittenanddragonRogue- Salon del Comic 2012 by HidricoMy name is Kurt Wagner by SarikVasterMARVEL DAREDEVIL Movie Version by captainjazeSnow White by Sandman-AC
Harry Potter Cosplay by w1madmaxOff with her head by ideeaAlice in Wonderland by Hopie-chan.:: whismical ::. by SpwinklesFantasia: Spring Sprite by g0N3MorgannaRiku - Data Surfer by NanjoKoji
Hunter by Ophelia-OverdoseSprinkle me with Pixie Dust by Rayi-kunCosplay:Princess in the Garden by AdellaOnce Upon a Dream by Deadly-DollGarden by Rei-DollAriel with cockleshell cosplay by Yana-MioWings and flowers by NuetekiBloody bride by Ryoko-demon
Deadly sleep by Ryoko-demonAnd I'll never let you fall by Ryoko-demonFire Attack by Ryoko-demon:thumb162064
Ribbon And Lace Dividers PLZ GuideLast Updated: 1/24/15Ribbon And Lace Dividers PLZ Guide4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
PLZ icon Dividers (they are not mine):iconrose5plz::iconrose6plz::iconrose7plz::iconrose1plz::iconrose-2plz::iconrose3plz::iconrose4plz:PLZ icon Dividers (they are not mine)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.Hi everyone! It's been awhile. This post is a little important so I have a feeling im going to be making it a little long... Also, I'm doing it from my phone. So, there may be weird typos.Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't wanna read the whole thing here's a basic summary:
I left DA because of Internet hate which brought down my confidence; I got a lot of hate the same day I found out my grandfather died which really made it worse, I planned on coming back the beginning of January but I was hospitalized because of a bowel obstruction and I am still currently in the hospital and plan to come back mid February. Also I feel like shit.
Long version: I guess I'll start... With why I left. It's a really complex reason and I really hope everyone will understand, but I think there might be some people who just won't. And by that I mean, I am aware I have a handfull of followers who might feel neutral about my art rather than full out liking it. Or maybe I'm just talking about the people who don't really like my ar
Contest Closed!*UPDATE*Contest Closed!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is now closed and judging will commence. Thank you to everyone who entered!
In honor of the upcoming Sailor Moon anime reboot (yes we will probably have more of these), this contest's theme is NEW POWER-UP! Sakki, Chels, and I want to see your takes on a new power-up for the Sailor Senshi! New or tweaked fukus and a villain-smashing attack!
Draw any Sailor Scout or do a whole group shot!
Use any media you like!
Showcase a new fuku and an attack.
In the description, write down the name of the upgrade, how it came to happen, and a name/description of the attack!
The only rules are that they MUST be from the Canon Anime/Manga and they MUST be original, drawn-by-you....no doll-maker generated pieces, please!
WINNERS will take home...
A one-month subscription to dA from :iconChelseaDanger:
A Naoko-Takeuchi style traditional Copic/colored ink piece of your design mailed right to you from :iconJulibee-Darling:! Samples are :
Umi outfit design competition CLOSEDOk everyone the competition is now officially CLOSED Thank you sooooo much to everyone who entered I CAN'T BELIEVE SO MANY OF YOU ENTERED! @____@;; I have NO idea how I'm gonna pick the winners (there was only meant to be one but there's no way I can stick to that) :iconlazycryplz: Things are back to being hectic for me now that I'm back at work so it'll be a few days before I announce the winners (probably this weekend)Umi outfit design competition CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO THE 1ST OF MAY
My lovely friend Emi has offered to donate an extra prize. The winner will also get a full body colored picture from :iconxxEmiChanxx:
:iconkishi-Amako: has kindly offered to donate a pixel chibi to the winner ^^ ~<3
Would you be interesting in winning an Umi necklace AND a signed sketch of your OC from me like the pictures below?
Colouring Book Pre-orders OPEN [UPDATE]Colouring book Pre-orders openColouring Book Pre-orders OPEN [UPDATE]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: 03/03/2011: Hi all and thanks for all of your patience~! I have a bit of news of the colouring book that isn't necessarily bad, I just need to change it a bit.
The tutorial that was to be included within the book is now being included as a pamphlet, rather than pages in the book. The tutorial is still in full colour and the same size as the book as originally planned, so you're getting exactly what you paid for, it just isn't stapled within the book pages.
The reason for this is because when I get a colour book printed, for example, say I have a 60 colour book and only 5 pages of colour and the rest are in black and white. Even if only 5 pages are in colour, I still have to pay for a 60 page full colour book. And that is *very* pricey.
I hope this is not too much of an inconvenience to everyone.
The books will be sent out by the 10th hopefully! Thank you everyone!
UPDATE 19/02/2012: Thank you everyone for your support so far!! I will be tak
MILK (online manga) posted!!So I have good news!! And bad news.. LOL;;MILK (online manga) posted!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prologue of my original manga is complete and up online, [HERE]
MILK★ is about idol groups in the year 2275, and the culture and conspiracies that surround them. It's a very sci-fi setting, with cute girls and dystopian concepts (which I lllllllove ahhahaha) ~~ I love cute happy things that make me smile.. but I also love UNDER-LYING SECRET FUCKING WEIRD CONCEPTS *____* (what have I become)
Uhm, unfortunately, for the bad news.. OTL|||
MILK isn't something that I can keep doing as a manga format. :c (At least, not for now)
I did this prologue mainly as a personal goal to see how I could do and what I could do with it. I loved making it, but it is just too much work for not enough reward u___u Maybe when I have a stable income it's something I could tackle. Actually, I would love that. >o<' But until fu
Back from surgery (again)!Sooo.. I had yet another surgery yesterday.Back from surgery (again)!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wasn't even expecting it! I had a checkup planned yesterday to see how my pacemaker battery was doing, and the doctor told me I needed to have it replaced within the next two months before it dies.
(A pacemaker [via Wiki] is a medical device wired up to the heart that uses electrical impulses to regulate the beating of the heart. The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart's natural pacemaker is not fast enough, or [in my case] there is a block in the heart's electrical conduction system.)
The doctor continued on asking me, "have you had anything to eat today?" in which I went.... "???"
I had only had two spoonfuls of yogurt that morning... and then she told me she was doing pacemaker operations that afternoon, and was able to get me in.
So I went in for a checkup and I came out from surgery with a new pacema
Colouring Book Digital Release! (Over 30 linearts)Hello, everyone!! So I've been thinking about it for awhile, but I'm finally re-releasing my colouring book digitally! \o/Colouring Book Digital Release! (Over 30 linearts)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Originally this was a book I released in 2012, which came in physical book format and included a copic marker tutorial, which I still have up in my shop for sale.
But now it is available in my shop via digitally! \o/ So no shipping costs, plus you get the high res versions of all of the files! Plus, it's down 50% from the physical copy *uwu* (And the copic tutorial is included as well!)
The book includes over 30 linearts which I drew in 2012, so they have a lot more of my shiny-desu style (lol).
The files come
SMASH '12 report~!A bit late writing this but oh well LOL// *heavy image spam btw orz"*SMASH '12 report~!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, 3 weeks ago I traveled to to Sydney's SMASH for the first time with the lovely :icongeckguga: and :iconsileeka: ~! It was our first ever interstate convention *A* I was excited and pretty nervous as it's the first time travelling interstate with friends~ I wasn't able to get a table for SMASH cause they ran out super fast wth @__@;; So only went as an attendee~
~ Friday ~
Underground boarding gate... XD
Then we arrived in Sydney~! and omg--
DOUBLE DECKER TRAINS!
Anyways just going to spam some tourist photos~
//warning: food spam LOL
DELICIOUS LUNCH *A* omg this restaurant needs to teleport to Melbourne asap OTL
$1 green tea ice cream *7*
Then we met up with the super cute :iconireners: and :iconraptorczn: who spent the whole with us~~
this is hilarious XD a vendor selling flip-flops
And our friday night.... :iconimhappyplz:
We camwhored as Ritsu and geckguga as my bishie Takano~+~+~ I am not manly e
How to tell a story through portraiturePeople & Portrait PhotographyHow to tell a story through portraiture1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm sure many people will agree with me that the People & Portrait Galleries here on deviantART are often dominated by Expressive, Emotive and (depending on taste!) beautiful portraiture captures. Photographs capture a moment and can tell a story, but often these kind of shots are predominantly to showcase clothing, makeup, features or bodies. There is another level to Portraiture and knowing how to tell a story through your camera lens is one of the key elements of documenting a person
"It's not just about an image, it's about the person in that image, who they are, where they've been - what they're doing."
Here in the UK, particuarly in the Summer months, there's almost a daily opportunity to go out and capture a story. I recently wandered around an Art Exhibition and managed to snap a fair few artists at work. To tell someone's story without relying on emotion within their facial features and body language,
So I'M IN THE HOSPITAL AGAIN LOLYeah... I know right.So I'M IN THE HOSPITAL AGAIN LOL3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was dispatched from the hospital January 25th, and I was doing absolutely fine. What pisses me off the most is I JUST went for my follow up appointment with the surgeon Friday - everything was perfect - and the very next day I got an infection. What the fuck.
When I started feeling the pain Saturday I pretty much freaked out. I was so angry. In all honestly I've probably suffered from more psychological trauma then any physical pain. After I went home in January, I was starting to feel bouts of paranoia; like I'm very convinced I'll have health problems constantly for the rest of my life. Because that's how it has been so far.
Just when I was starting to feel better and shake off the feeling of paranoia; right when I was starting to feel a bit better, this happened, and I needed to go back to the hospital. I was fucking furious, and scared; I'm actually at the point where I'm worried about my actual lifespan, just because I'm so paranoid. Not to mention all the
General Journal of May StuffOh hell, why not? Adding a 20k kiriban (hey less than 400 views to go)! I must be on drugs XDGeneral Journal of May Stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Entries -DOWN TO THE LAST FEW MINUTES!!!
Senshi for Frog by serenofarianeCE: Theta Carinae Complete Ref Sheet by Shade-ArtsSenshi Adoptable 2 closed by TenshiNeera:thumb374517584:WIP Sailor Iranna by KatMonertFroggy Entry by callieway
First off, thanks for all of your support lately. It means a lot to me that you're all still around even after I disappeared for work! I am opening a commission special through the end of May. It typically takes me about 3 weeks per commish just because I am still wading through a to-do list 10 miles long, but I wanted to do this anyway.
Please see the commish widget below if you're interested!
This contest ends June 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM CST
Design Sailor Theta Carinae
You may do any of the following:
Princess form with a regular Sailor f
New Pony Prints coming every week~Hello! o/ My reign has started!!(?) I'm pretty much completely back on my feet now, the only thing I cannot do well is run/jump/hold myself up. But I have been doing a lot of sitting on my ass making art. ^u^ dNew Pony Prints coming every week~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I made a lot of very bright shiny pony prints. I'm working on new ones this year, and they are actually turning out vastly different.
They're not quite as bright before.... which is what I actually liked about my art. It's weird. I was getting a lot of critiques on my style that I need to learn to "shade properly" and "tone down the brightness", and I've tried it, and I don't like it. Can I go back to the old way now?
I might really go back in on these and play with the colours. But feel free to let me know what you think!
All that being SAAAAID~~~ here's a closer look at some other things and when I plan to post them!
Every Saturday, I'm going to post a new Pony print, and at the same time take the 2012 one out of storage (since I know lots have been asking abo
Coloring book opinion needed from those interestedColouring book questionsColoring book opinion needed from those interested4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so a lot of you might already know, I am coming out with a colouring book very soon. If you didn't, well, now you know!! \o/
It's going to have over 30 colouring pages and a copic marker tutorial at the beginning.
The pages ca be scanned and coloured on computer, or the pages can be coloured directly with markers or pencil crayons.
I was planning on making two versions of this book. One with simply the colouring pages, ($15) and one with the colouring pages+the included full colour tutorial/demo and FAQ($25 - there's a jump in prices for the colour pages).
However, I've come across a bit of a problem! And since this book is for you guys, I want to know what YOU would prefer.
The problem is that since this is a colouring book, and I know some of you will want to use your copic markers on it, it might not be a good idea to make the pages double sided. If that's the case, it would double the pages from 30 to 60, (so each colouring page is on it's separat
Through The Lens #10 outside the single imageSemiotics in ArtThrough The Lens #10 outside the single image1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"To quote out of context is the essence of the photographer's craft. His central problem is a simple one: what shall he include, what shall he reject? The line of decision between in and out is the picture's edge. While the draughtsman starts with the middle of the street, the photographer starts with the frame. The photograph's edge defines content. It isolates unexpected juxtapositions. By surrounding two facts, it creates a relationship. The edge of the photograph dissects familiar forms, and shows the unfamiliar fragment. It creates the shapes that surround objects. The photographer edits the meanings and patterns of the world through an imaginary frame. This frame is the beginning of this picture's geometry. It is to the photograph as the cushion is to the billiard table." - John Szarkowski - from The Photographer's Eye by John Szarkowski, former director of the photography division of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Draw my oc Starlight! CONTEST (CLOSED!)My contest is officially closed!Draw my oc Starlight! CONTEST (CLOSED!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all SO MUCH for all of your amazing entries <33
I'll post a journal with the winners sometime next week ~
AND TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO OFFERED PRIZES, PLEASE BE READY TO OFFER YOUR PRIZES TO THE WINNERS AFTER I ANNOUNCE THEM!!
So I'm finally opening my Starlight contest that I mentioned in a previous journal~
Here you will find the rules, prizes, and everything else you'll need to know if you're planning on entering （＾▽＾）
Draw Starlight contest!
So this contest is pretty simple: draw my magical girl character Starlight!
She is right here
She's a magical girl who grants the wishes that are made on shooting stars at night
SO get creative! Make it cutesy, sparkly, happy, anything that'll really showcase my character perfectly (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
Video Plans for 2012Hey guys!Video Plans for 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long time; no talk. How are you all doing?
Since this year is the year of the apocalypse you can expect more Left 4 Dead 2 videos. I'm definitely thinking about making some Keith and Ellis derp videos. The current winning idea is 'How to with Keith.'
Oh, yes. Chaos shall follow.
I'm ALMOST done with a second Blame it on the Cosplay video; THE REVENGE. Seriously, this is so so so so much better than the first one. I really can't wait. The only reason I haven't uploaded it yet is because the contacts for Lestat haven't arrived yet. Once his part is filmed then it shall be up for your pleasure!
You can definitely expect more Marauders. These guys will have plenty more episodes and silly shorts to come.
What else is worth mentioning?
We -might- be filming a final special Sora Show video. This is only a possible at the moment. So don't get your hopes up too much. It might happen. It might not, however it is being talked about.
I will get the Demyx Time 15 bloopers to you. I'm half
Death The Kid has a Mother...?Apparently... O_ODeath The Kid has a Mother...?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Personal LibraryQuite a few times I've been asked what books I like and could I suggest any good reads. Well, here is a journal with some of my top authors and books for you to consider.Personal Library4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will start by saying that my two favourite genres are historical and gothic horror. I do deleve into fantasy, but generally I will only read a fantasy novel if it's not set in modern times.
I also tend towards first person and will not read a book if the protagonist is female. So brace yourselves!
SALAMANDER by Thomas Wharton.
This is my favourite book and for many good reasons. It is set in an alternative Victorian era, and follows the life of a book maker called Nicolas as he travels around the world trying to make an infinite book. (A book with no end and no start).
The narrative is overly colourful and the author takes full advantage of the readers senses, especially that of smell and sight. The short narratives play like a cinematic reel in the mind.
Overall, it's a book about books which contains some very hea