DaisyDaisy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Daisy is my second self-made doll (I don't really count my very first attempts here, haha).
My first one was Sophie http://fav.me/d570qbl.
When making Sophie, I didn't take as many photos of the progress, which is why I wrote out everything about her making http://fav.me/d570qff.
This time however, I took photos of about everything. So I will show you how I made my dolls in pictures. The process was about the same for both dolls, I only changed the design. And this time I solved the "hair-problem" right from the start... by using Barbie hair. xD
Joints and Feet
SophieOkay this journal will tell you everything you need to know about my selfmade doll, Sophie:Sophie2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration and Start
I always loved dolls, of all kind. Then I discovered BJDs and thought they were so beautiful. I always wanted to have one, but couldn't afford it. The biggest impact on my wish to create a doll, though, was the wonderful, amazing doll-artist Marina Bychkova (Marina-B). I've been to one of her solo exhibitions at Strychnin Gallery Berlin a few years ago, and probably lost my soul to her beautiful dolls. And so it started. I planned, then forgot about making dolls, then planned again. Last winter, I finally made a very simple, small doll from polymer clay. And then, in spring, I made the decision to just start a more advanced doll. Since I've never done that before and I was afraid of fucking it up, I HEAVILY referenced the look of the body parts from Marina Bychkova's dolls. I hope she doesn't mind... Anyway, our joint work is entirely different,
Sioraiocht Spring ContestSioraiocht Spring Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconforunth: :iconnewsha-ghasemi: :iconraisloversakura: :iconToiTsuki: :iconrites-of-passage: :iconfeliane: :iconfdasuarez: :iconheartystar: :iconArt-Eater: :iconshehrozeameen:
The deadline for the contest has been pushed back the 16th of July 12pm GMT. This is the last extension. Please plan accordingly.
Hello! After some deliberation I've decided it is time to hold my first contest. It's going to be based on my story and original characters. The theme is spring. You are free to interpret this time in any way you choose.
My story is set in a contemporary Dublin, but in an alternative timeline where magic is possible. Visually, this means the world has been influenced by different historical periods as the supernatural world seems somewhat more archaic than its technolog
Commission Prices Place holderI post my prices on the front page of my profile, but for linking purposes, I'm just going to put this here. I recommend checking my front page for up to date pricing.Commission Prices Place holder4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Prices as of 9-20-2010
Full CG: $70 (3/4 to full body)
http://luniara.deviantart.com/art/Nelia-Jedi-Medic-206277593?q=gallery%3Aluniara%2F277309&qo=5, http://luniara.deviantart.com/art/River-and-Lai-Commission-165909810?q=gallery%3Aluniara%2F277313&qo=15, http://luniara.deviantart.com/art/Farthingale-151783800?q=gallery%3Aluniara%2F277313&qo=34, http://luniara.deviantart.com/art/Good-in-all-orpheelin-127603968?q=gallery%3Aluniara%2F277309&qo=110, http://luniara.deviantart.com/art/Shaded-commission-122017763?q=gallery%3Aluniara%2F277313&qo=57
Bust CG: $50 (head to shoulder)
Amazing TutorialsI've had to put mine off - for lack of anything usful to say So here are some great tutorials already out there.Amazing Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ Tutorials ~
To start with, I really recommend everyone explore the 'Resources & Stock Images -> Tutorials' section of deviantart. I spend hours going through there. Type in 'realism' or 'skin' and have fun
My favourite video turorials on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7pi7aJBt9A General womans face, really good lighting and colours
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI8TbG0-7QE Daniel Craig / James Bond photo realism
Stephanie Valentin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQJs-Vlv4dw and Idrawgirls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRIA1Spt6E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5PH8d6Xws on youtube have a lot of useful videos.
Step by step
I aspire to this - it's incredible! http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/photoshop/rihanna/rihanna.html
http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/photoshop/clara/clara.html Very indepth portrait tutorial, cov
Great tutorial vidoesI searched for better videos and found these.Great tutorial vidoes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen most of them before but spent all evening watching some I really wish I'd found years ago.
(Oh, and I apologise for the Daniel Craig video on my last post - I found it by chance, and while the general techniques were useful, I've just noticed that the end result was a bit ugly!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjFk7EpWiNs - Basic 3D ball, but great for learning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqBPaNPYdCY - Drawing wavy hair Part 1 & 2 (incredible!)
http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/painting/paint-realistic-hair/ - Hair tutorial, scroll down for video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsTgmD5xWwk - Action girl face
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVcDJQnDmxI - Amazing realism portrait
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs8f7zegpys - Corel painter portrait
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw4qWAeRu3E - Interesting use of colours in skin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy8Xz6PIf3Q - A realistic eye
Project Educate 2011-2012 Part 2Project Educate 2011-2012 Part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
11thIntroduction!Welcome to Digital Dolls!Dolling 101 (Or Dolling For Beginners)Interview with LadyHazy12thHistory and Interview!History of DollingInterview with Metroid-Tamer!13thPageants!Intro to Pageants14thInterview and Resources!
small contest!(pokemon related)ENTRIES HAVE ALL BEEN ACCEPTED! WINNERS ARE CHOOSEN! WILL ANNOUNCE THEM SOON!small contest!(pokemon related)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
(PLEASE LEAVE YOUR ENTRIES BY COMMENT IN THIS JOURNAL OR! BY PM!)
EDIT: i'll give the second place also 2 shinies!
3th place gets 1 shiny!
i hope this seems more fair ^^
i'm doing a small contest.
this is for everyone. (if this kind of contests isn't allowed, just tell me.)
ok, so the contest is about drawing my favorite pokemons: Darkrai and Braixen.
why those two? i adore them.
what's the price? i get you 3 shiny pokemon of your choice! yes, 3! and all just for 1 drawing.
but there are rules:
1. no traced artwork.
2. no bases may be used.
(artwork MUST be of your own!)
3. i'll be the only judge! (but if i see 3 images i like, a random number generator will come in, picking what one wins. )
4. you must fave this journal as well if you're going to enter.
5. you're free to share this. it's NOT needed.
6. they don't have to be together. only a braixen is ok, or only a darkrai is also o
Design Contest- Take Two (CLOSED- WINNER TBA!)Hey guys!Design Contest- Take Two (CLOSED- WINNER TBA!)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Since my last design contest (the one with my Mirra idea), I've run into a similar issue again.
I now have another chaacter idea that I need help with, and since all I have left is gangstakitteh, lotionthenightshade and Arex-chan92 (I'm halfway through with your commish, Kitteh, and just have your icon yet- and I'm almost done with your commish as well, Arex- and almost done w/ the hamster lineart, lotionthenightshade) prizes from last time, I've decided to go ahead and start this up!
So, my idea this time is much different. So basically, I have a character idea for a character named Show Tunes. He's gonna be a guy and he's going to be basically the living embodiment of Broadway (i.e. he's gonna be an amazing actor, the kind who's not afraid to try any role and has a singing voice to die for). Heh heh heh, IDK really what I want him to look like. Honestly, I don't know what species he's even going to be. I do have a few specific thoughts narrowed down, though:
Nayzak and FISIS...Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],Nayzak and FISIS...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
time for another pointless journal...
Since the time I started drawing Islamic related artworks I got hate mongers coming by the tons. I expected that. religion and politics always attract trolls. Many Islamophobes who see me drawing Islamic stuff consider me a target for their bashing. Lately a few people made the same statement (accusation) so I thought I have to make myself clear.
"Does Nayzak support ISIS? (not the ancient Egyptian deity, but the so called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria)
I believe the people who regularly visit my page and read my articles already know the answer. but just to make things clear for those confused, I DO NOT SUPPORT FISIS (I chose to call it "the Fake Islamic State in Iraq and Levant" because it's not just un-Islamic, it's ANTI-Islamic. calling it Islamic is misleading and deceiving). and to make things clearer: I don't support ANY political Organization that has the word "ISL
The concept of popularityIt has come to my attention that a picture of mine, Unrestrained Rivalry, has been posted on a TMNT group's facebook page, claiming this was Teaser art for the new TMNT series coming out in 2012.The concept of popularity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nah, I'm not about to go on a rant about art theft; I was actually quite amused! Clearly, I looked at the 2012 designs and used them for this piece, but I was surprised it was confused for the real deal! The facebook entry even got some of the usual hate the new designs are getting; they're too bulky, they should be like this, not like that, blablabla.
The picture only stayed on for a few minutes since the Author was informed this was only Fanwork and not the real deal. However, my source had time to read some more of the comments and send them over to me. There was one that stuck out to me.
"Sneefee would be a lot more popular if she didn't draw so much turtlecest."
So no, this won't be a rant about Turtlecest either. I honestly don't care anymore if you want to be a homophob
A NEW DRUMFISH ART CONTEST Extended - Oct 15thI can't believe it's been almost a year since our last :icondrumfishproductions: contest here deviantART! The first two contests were so amazing!! So many talented artists contributed and we had a really tough time picking the winners. But now we are opening our THIRD contest here on :icondrumfishproductions: and it's a great opportunity for all artists to contribute once again! Since we are planning to release NEVERMINDS #3 at the New York Comicon (NYCC) on October 11-14, 2012, we thought this was the perfect time to make this announcement.A NEW DRUMFISH ART CONTEST Extended - Oct 15th2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The rules stay the same, but the prizes changed slight to include the new issue of Neverminds.
Here are the rules:
1. Create a piece of art featuring any Drumfish Productions character/s. (Sentinels and/or NeverMinds. See galleries or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Drumfish-Productions/117660288272651 or http://sentinelsonline.com for reference.)
2. Use any medium you like. Pencils, inks, paints, etc. Let's see your talent. Go wild!
3. Deadline: Oct
30 days of character Development Part.1Alright, so after seeing :iconTomokou: doing this for so long now and how interesting it's been to read her entries I feel convinced to try it myself. Hopefully this will be a good experience for myself and help me deepen my understanding of my characters. For this challenge I choose...30 days of character Development Part.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bianchi Archelli, Tristyn Woka, Fflur Brenne, Demetri Amarant, and Fuse ( His will be censored quite a lot, sorry guys B'D )
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
Bianchi had a very good relationship with his mother and father. Particularly his mother, more than anything. He grew up as his mothers little treasure, and stayed attached to her hip almost constantly. His father was usually busy with his older brother, Deanthony, and the Autoshop he ran. Marco never really approved of Clarissa's habits of dressing Bianchi in girl clothi
Coloured Sketch Giveaway! [WINNERS]omigosh super apologies for the late announcementColoured Sketch Giveaway! [WINNERS]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
BUT HERE ARE THE WINNERS as well as your prizes!
CONGRATSSS AND SURPRISE SURPRISEEE i also picked an extra 8 to do headshots of! :iconmanlytearsplz:
nothing fancy alsjfaf but i hope you like what you seeeee
all images are linked to my stash so if you'd like to grab them feel free to do so!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND PARTICIPATION ON THIS RAFFLE!!
i'll definitely be doing more of these in the future screamsss <333
frick i hope i got errone's names and characters right it's like almost 2am drags crippled self into bed ahhh
holycrap for some reason my net's screwing up today BUT THANK YOU FOR ENTERING THE RAFFLE GUYS it's closed now and i'll
A PSA!So I got called out on something today and I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about something here.A PSA!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
For starts, I want to make it clear that I am borderline militant in my support of transgender rights, and if you follow my Tumblr you probably already know this. I am also pansexual and although I am for all intents and purposes cis, I am very gender "meh" - I'm very comfortable with being female, but I have absolutely no problem with and enjoy passing for, being thought of, or being referred to as non-female. Basically all that matters to me is that I look hot when I leave the house. So I do have a BIT of a purely personal interest in gender identity rights as well as being supportive of others.
Which brings me to my point, which is that someone called me out for the use of the t-word in the description of some artwork I posted in 2010. This was NEVER intended to be malicious - at the time, I thought it was a cute short form of a word to describe a man who
ABJD's offical stanceAlright guys, you know how rarely we use ABJD as a soapbox. We do, however, have some subjects near and dear to our heart here. Bullying is one of them. It's come to our attention that this is going on openly in the BJD hobby lately. Threats have been made against people who have done nothing wrong. Adults who should know better are acting incredibly childishly. I can't say for sure if the situation involves any of our members or not, and to be honest I don't care. Let me make something clear:ABJD's offical stance2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We love dolls and we love the creativity that comes from them in all forms. We more or less only accept Asian dolls because of that little "A" up there, but personally we collect and make all kinds of things.
We do not care:
- if you have a Soom or a Bobobie
- if you are pro-recast or anti-recast
- if you collect only BJDs or collect everything
- if you are 80 or 13 (younger than that what are you doing on DA?)
- if monster high dolls have balljoints or not
- if your faceup/mod is stu
Contest 1 - Lord Of The FilesThe library-- or this small portion of it, anyway-- is remarkably dim, the tall wooden bookshelves casting down a path of darkness between them no matter which you choose to walk amongst. What little ambient lighting exists there seems to originate in the book-sized, impeccably cut crystals that line the carved panels of the walls at regular intervals, swathing the immediate area in a low, soft blue light. One would think a library of all places would have enough light to read the books it contains, but perhaps it was simply not built with the convenience of the general audience in mind.Contest 1 - Lord Of The Files10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The entire room is a testament to order and organization, the spines of every book beautifully aligned, the labels on the shelves neatly applied-- it’s nearly frightening, as though one misstep might send the whole tidy masterpiece tumbling apart. In fact, as you approach the back of the room, a sudden anomaly emerges in the lighting, and as you draw closer it appears that precisely such a misste
Shiny Pokemon GiveawayHeyo~Shiny Pokemon Giveaway8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I could hold a little turbo giveaway for X and Y
I'm giving away two sets of the International Summer 2013 Shiny creation trio
You can find their stats and all here.
How to enter:
Name one Kanto Pokemon.
The giveaway ends May 18th at 5pm central standard
The two winners are drawn as soon as possible after it ended.
Oh my dear Lord Jesus Christ......I nearly had a heart attack just now.Oh my dear Lord Jesus Christ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine it's three in the morning, you're laying in your bed, sleeping and getting awoken by scratching sounds alongside your head, shoulders and arms and having a crawling sensation on your hair. You're awake enough to know you aren't dreaming but too sleepy to freak out.
But as each minute passes you're slowly getting more and more aware that this really isn't a dream.
You're beginning to think you're going mad and having hallucinations, because you're still hearing scratching noises... but they're really faint. You begin to panic because you can't make them go away...
You're frightened to death.
And just as you roll on the side to try and go to sleep again, you see a faint white splotch in the darkness underneath your bird cage... in the next second it's gone. Now you're really freaking out... But you're not done yet... that same splotch appears in a different corner of the room, then disappears into the darkness again in the wink of an eye.
Nayzak! come to my rescue!Assalaamu alaikum[peace be to you],Nayzak! come to my rescue!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
For most of you, this journal is unimportant. it's just me talking about some notes I received. so you can just skip it.
I'm making this journal because I got a really big number of these cases.
it goes like this:
person A (a Muslim) starts a discussion with person B (Islam hater).
then when the discussion reaches a level where A seems to be blocked or can't provide strong arguments or is faced with insults and strong language, A comes to me and asks me to intervene in order to "convince" B.
My usual reply to this specific kind of requests is to decline and refuse to help. simply because I believe this is wrong for the following reasons:
1- if you don't have enough knowledge to engage in a debate, you shouldn't. you risk giving wrong facts and false information about the subject.
2- it's not a good habit to start things that you can't finish. if you always count on others to help you, you'll never learn enou
Pokemon XY friend codeIf anybody wanna trade friend codes, here is mine:Pokemon XY friend code1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anybody got a Goomy with the hidden ability gooey to trade?
I don't make bases.Portfolio | Golden Nights | Pixiv | Twitter | TumblrI don't make bases.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Store | Commission | FAQ
Like the title says, I don't make bases. This means
you are not allowed to use any of my pics as bases to draw other characters on top of them.
You shouldn't sell commissions using my pics as bases.You shouldn't use my pics as base to draw your own characters or others'.You shouldn't edit my pics in any way and post them online.
I think it's obvious, but I've come across so many people doing it lately that I felt the need to write a post about it. It usually bugs me when peo
Derpy Wins!One could say that this outcome was obvious, but notice that this new poll had one big impact on Celestia.Derpy Wins!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Guess you people want to cuddle and pet the other sister almost as much. I do
Since Derpy will get her Simulator soon, a new entry will come: Chrysalis :iconchrysalisawesomeplz:
And 7000 watchers already. Good job you three :iconpinkiewinkplz: :iconcutefluttershy: :iconprincesslunahappyplz:
Well, stay tuned for Derpy! :iconhappyderpyplz:
Media's hypocrisyAssalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],Media's hypocrisy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, You probably heard of the tragic Connecticut school shooting, 20 children among 26 victims. As a Muslim, it grieves me to hear such horrible and sad news.
... but the hypocrisy of the media is OUTRAGEOUS.
I read in the news:
Dressed in black fatigues and a military vest, a heavily armed man walked into a Connecticut elementary school Friday and opened fire
The shooter, identified by three law enforcement officials as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also was killed
The attacker, identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza, opened fire on Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown
The woman found dead at the secondary crime scene was related to the shooter, a police news release said. Many media outlets have reported she was the shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza.
The mass shooting in Connecticut left 28 people dead, including 20 children. The