Ursula Cosplay Makeup TutorialFinally! After over a month of waiting, I've created this tutorial for my Ursula Cosplay! If you're curious as to what my costume looked like, I've got a picture of it at the beginning! Go check it out and let me know what you think!Ursula Cosplay Makeup Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, I'm going to be doing a bunch of other Halloween tutorials, so get your requests in!
Holiday Giveaway! Winner AnnouncedHoliday Giveaway! Winner Announced1 year ago in Personal More Like This
December 17th - January 3rd.
Winner will be announced on January 6th.
This contest is open internationally.
Share, Reblog, Retweet and Comment for your chance to win.
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Higurashi PlzKeiichi MaebaraHigurashi Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Halloween Witch Makeup TutorialWith Halloween almost here, I decided to pull out my video camera again and give you guys another tutorial! Check it out up top or on my youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/xKatieAlvesxHalloween Witch Makeup Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also! Don't forget about my Halloween Contest! http://katiealves.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d5hfud1
Umineko No Naku Koro Plz:iconperfectoplz:Umineko No Naku Koro Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The-making-of Lifesize Dash. Download warningThe-making-of Lifesize Dash.The-making-of Lifesize Dash. Download warning1 month ago in Personal More Like This
DOWNLOAD WARNING. This journal will contain several dozen images of WIP Dash.
So instead of spamming the crap out of all my social media pages every weekend, I've saved everything up for a large compilation to go through (in detail) how Dash was made, start to finish.
I truly can't comprehend how many hours of planning went into this plush. This section was probably the most important out of any, and without the proper planning there is no way she would have came out like she did.
I decided very early on that I wanted to make Dash. While Rarity is my favourite pony, she isn't the most impressive plush IMO.
Dashie is my second favourite. Her design looks fabulous as a plush, and she's popular enough that other people will appreciate her too.
So ever since I knew I wanted to make a LS pony, I've been researching like mad. Applique, invisible zippers, skeletons, you name it.
I also spent a huge
Chrona's GenderAlright then, so we all know that Chronas gender is - as of now - undisclosed. None of us can honestly claim that Chrona is a boy or a girl for certain. However, Ive developed what I feel to be fairly definitive proof in favor of my initial impression and theory; Chrona is male. Now Im going to build and explain my reasoning, hopefully persuading those of you who arent sure yet, and making those of you who are adamant of Chronas being female at least question it.Chrona's Gender6 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, Id like to bring up the most obvious trait - at least for me - Chronas speech patterns. When listening to Chronas speech throughout the anime, you can hear that he refers to himself as boku, however he also had a tendency to end his sentences with yo or ne. Now, while yo and ne are typically seen as female speech mannerisms, they can be heard being used by male individuals. This portrays a very feminine boy
Trick or Treat Eyes TUTORIAL!I caved and finally did another scene tutorial! It's definitely not perfect, considering how high I had to do the angle because of my blindness, but I hope you can still get the idea of how I do my scenes!Trick or Treat Eyes TUTORIAL!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28thTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDx3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
Historical Fiction WorkshopOfficial Post Time for the upcoming Historical Fiction Workshop.Historical Fiction Workshop10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please, guys, do me a favor and "sign up" - it isn´t as though we have limited spaces, but I'd like an advance idea of how many people we're going to have, even if they are only maybes.
What is it?: A 5 week long workshop on historical fiction, complete with exercises and resource guides.
Who can join?: Anyone. There is no experience requirement nor limited space. Please understand that our ability to help in languages other than English is limited, but if your native language is not English and you want to join, note me and we will see what we can work out.
When is it?: August 3rd to September 7th.
What's the goal here?: To have each participant end up with one finished, edited short story.
Who's driving this crazy train?: doughboycafe and VFreie If you have no idea who we are or what makes us anywhere near qualified to run this, more info closer to the date.
What is t
DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?"What is FAN ART? Fan art is a statement saying: ' I LOVE YOU.' "DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like to DRAW & SELL art of characters that you don't own on DeviantArt, et al?
Know the IP laws and fan art laws. This is important to DA fan artists.
Winner For raffleThe winner is; :iconunpopulargeek: she was number 9 <33 Good job~! see? im not lyingWinner For raffle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The rest of you who entered will all receive your point today or tomorrow ~ c:
Thanks for participating!
Giveaway + Awesome commissions to check out!WINNERSGiveaway + Awesome commissions to check out!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place :iconcrimsonseal:
2nd Place :iconfelizias:
I'm back!!!! OMG so many messages!!! LOL Today is draw day I will announce the winners later tonight!!
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback comments, watches and favs!!
WTF happened to DA OMG it's all neeeew!!!
My internet works at last LOL!!! I have been working away and since I'll be busy with commission I won't be very active (Bishie Project and lolita scouts will have to wait a bit) , so I want to do another give away. Now before that I want to mention that a lot of these give-aways are thanks to the awesome people that donated, you'll find some in my donation widget and the other gave points without the widget but I want to give a huge thanks to those people!
Give Away This Week is: DL - OCT 17th
1. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ADD ME TO YOU'RE WATCH
Announcement from Epicent City: The Tournament!Hello, and welcome to the Saros region! My name is Professor Ivory, but most people respectfully refer to me as the Pokemon Professor. Now I’m sure you won’t need me to explain the world of Pokemon, as you’ve likely known it for most of your life! So instead, allow me to introduce you to the land I and my friends call home.Announcement from Epicent City: The Tournament!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The region of Saros divides into six distinct provinces noted by their strongly varying climates. The pokemon vary between all 6 regions, seeming to culminate by their various types. And as the pokemon vary, so do the people who live alongside them! Within the regions, there are 6 guilds which are the center of power and influence among the people of each region! The 6 trainers who lead them have known each other since youth, and the guilds still carry such bonds.
In the center of the land is a bustling urban center known as Epicent City! It is here where I conduct my studies, on the 17 types of pokemon and how they adapt and interact with each
The Fanfiction Author's Guide to KepralsThe Fanfiction Authors Guide to Kepral's SyndromeThe Fanfiction Author's Guide to Keprals2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all know what Kepral's is, right? A terminal illness that affects the drell. When we meet Thane we find out within a couple of lines that he is dying. Naturally, we want to know more, so we go and ask him. Thane explains what Kepral's is. Sort of.
Then we skip to LotSB. We find out more about Thane's condition from the dossier, along with a hint at a possible treatment, and the fact that Thane refused it.
ME3 arrives, and this time we meet Thane in hospital. His illness has progressed, and this time almost all available dialogue is related to Kepral's. Does this help us to understand exactly what Kepral's is? No. Instead we are presented with new, conflicting, information. Add to this Thane's death, and we are left with a fragmented, incomplete, picture.
My aim is to take these pieces, and put them together in a way that is useful for fanfic writers. I'm also hoping to offer some ways of tr
Cosplay Friday: The Legend of ZeldaCosplay Friday: The Legend of Zelda4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone!
Legend of Zelda On guard by Rei-Suzuki
The Legend of Zelda
The award winning The Legend of Zelda video game series is undoubtedly one of the most beloved and iconic of all time. But how much do you really know about this action-adventure phenomenon? Even with 17 official games and multiple generations of fans there are still a few
OMG SHIT! paint tool sai help? FIXED"GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY PAINT TOOL SAI? everytime i want to save something it says "failed to save canvas" EVERYTIME!! except if I save it as psd file! I already tried deleting it and downloading again but it says again "failed to save canvas"! can someone help me, please?"OMG SHIT! paint tool sai help? FIXED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
from Jan 5, 2012
Ok so I have been getting a lot of messages recently from people saying they have the same problem with paint tool SAI so I decided to update this journal so everyone can go on working and saving files in SAI.
I don't know if there is a way to completly fix this bug but there definately is a way to avoid it!
I would like to thank FlumpyDuck for her very helpfull response:
"If you open a PSD in SAI for some reason it has a meltdown and won't save anything as .sai, so if - like I had - you've just done a couple hours' work and you don't want to lose everything, you /can/ save it as a .psd file and keep editing it from there. If you absolutely need it to be a .s
101 points giveaway!! (Closed)Hey there guys!101 points giveaway!! (Closed)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm hosting another giveaway for you guys, since I missed you guys soooo much!!
101 points is being given away (lol, I wanted to add an extra point, just because I'm cool like that. cx)
So, all you guys have to do to enter is favorite this journal!
That's pretty easy isn't it? No watch requirements, no nothing. Just a fav will be sufficient.
But before you guys go, I have two questions for you:
Who (or what) inspires you?
What is your best piece of artwork (post a link here so I can admire it!!!)?
You don't have to answer these questions but I would like to see!
Make sure you stay informed for my next giveaway, right after this one. I'm planning on letting you choose one of your friends so they can win points as well as you! Details will be in next journal!
I have a better idea. Check this poll: http://djmotes.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3506937/
You want these contests to c
Pepper TimelapsesHey everyone,Pepper Timelapses3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally started doing some timelapses of the way I work!
Heres a 15 min vid on part of the process for Pepper - mainly polypainting with a little bit of sculpting etc.
Heres a longer 30min vid of the same content,... just slowed down a little bit heh.
The final result at the end of the session was the wip I posted up yesterday
I hope this stuff is useful in some way!
Naz's Mini tut #2:Satin stitch/Applique with minkyWas doing some satin stitching and applique on my new machine today and thought I'd take some pics of the process. Here is how I do applique on minky and get tight/neat satin stitching.Naz's Mini tut #2:Satin stitch/Applique with minky7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't use a stabiliser on top of the fabric as it obscures my view. It requires more work but the result is worth it for me.
First, cut out your base piece and your piece to be appliqued on top (in this case a blue stripe onto a yellow tail piece).
Using spray adhesive (or iron on, whatever floats your boat) spray the back of the top piece (blue here) and stick it into your base (yellow) where you want it to go. Use the same adhesive to attach cutaway stabiliser onto the back of he base piece where the stitching will go through (I use lots of little scrap pieces from embroidery but as long as it is covered that is fine).
Straight stitch around all the edges of the top piece. Get as close to the edge as you can
CommentsSince I'm creepy and read the comments you all leave Amy, I've seen a lot of re-occuring questions/statements.Comments3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is me answering some of those popular questions:
1. A good rule of thumb before leaving comments is to read Amy's FAQ. I know it's hard to find now that she has no premium membership but here it is ---> http://pacthesis.deviantart.com/journal/FAQ-Rebuilt-236872592 It has not been updated in a while, so that means if there is a question you have that's not in there, then it's ok to leave a comment.
2. If you ask when the next Sim Date will come out, the answer is "Eventually." Also, please don't leave a comment demanding a new game because that just make you look greedy. Until Amy specifically states one day that no more Sim Dates will be made, you can expect more to come. Even when making one, there's no timeline in which anyone can tell you exactly when the next one is coming out, so don't ask and expect an answer.
3. If you ask if there will be more Xolga
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I've become a big fan of appliqués in the past 5 years.
In this tutorial I want to show you what you can accomplish with this simple sewing technique.
Don't be surprised if I go through the steps quickly. In the lower tutorials everything has been described.
Basics / other tutorials can be found here:
Number Days Sim Date infoEDIT: The game is available to play now. Hope you enjoy! C:Number Days Sim Date info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All right. I hibernated for the rest of the summer. Now it's time to get back into action.
My college experience so far and the people I've gotten to know within the past couple of months have given me some good inspiration.
Texting Days Sim Date*cough* I mean *cough* Number Days Sim Date.
But don't be fooled. I promise you, there is very little to no math involved in this game… So why does this dating simulation have a weird title? Read on!
(And yes, you can date the chick. If you're grossed out by this option or if you're just simply a straight girl with no desire to explore, you can avoid all the romantic situations by ignoring her… this also applies to any dudes that gross you out.)
EDIT: I finally have a release date for Number Days! Well… more like "release month"... but...
Release date: December 2012
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