Tokyo bluesEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VTokyo blues1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Are there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.
This article was written for us by Lukasz Kazimierz aka :iconburningmonk:
Japan is a fascinating country with an unusual mix of the traditional and modern. It's a magical place filled with anime, cosplayers, samurai, sushi, and all the strangest things imaginable. Wrong! Well, not really, but this is just the cliché, outer covering. When newcomers just scratch the surface of this country, this cliché is all they find. But, in reality, Japan is a place like any other: full of human beings who have normal lives with all their little dr
Art Feature Volume 1Hello and welcome to a very special feature that I will be treating all of you today!Art Feature Volume 13 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's with great pleasure that I'm presenting the first art feature volume. Every month, most probably around the 15th, I'll post a thread in the thumbnail forums asking people to promote three of their works ranging from an assortment of artwork to literature. And if I think their works are deserving I'll feature them in a journal normally at the last day of the month.
I'd like to apologise for this feature being a bit late. Usually over the New Year period I get slightly busy from time to time.
Let's look at these pieces of works by these talented individuals:
Cosplay Friday: Batman's VillainsCosplay Friday: Batman's Villains4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Hey Puddin’!
Harley and Joker – An Irresistible Charm by Nyxiie
Welcome to Batman’s Rogue Gallery of Villains
Chaotic, corrupt, and crazy criminals—the dark side of Gotham is all that and so much more.
These iconic villains have inspired people around the world to give in to their darkest desires and join the ranks of the cosplay elite. From warped clown faces and poisoned lips, to jewel
CLOSED: Quick Giveaway and Stuffs[CLOSED: I'll announce the winner soon!]CLOSED: Quick Giveaway and Stuffs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The giveaway is for watchers only!
Just fave this journal to participate~ There will be one winner who will receive 100 . ' w ' )
I haven't been on dA the last few days, and I'm terribly sorry about that. TT ▽ TT )7''
I'll also be gone for the weekend, so messages will have to wait till I come back, ehh. But here's a little giveaway for you guys, I'll announce the winner when I come back again on either Sunday evening or Monday. o v o )
Yes, good luck to all. ♥
PHOTOSHOOTS 2013I took about 120 cosplay photoshoots in the 2013th year.PHOTOSHOOTS 20131 year 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.
Help needed CI Give away ends Monday 14th octoberendedHelp needed CI Give away ends Monday 14th october1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
here is the new give away
project weekly give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal (thats all )and feel free to write one comment on the journal.
what are the weekly prizes?
1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
3 month premium membership(for one lucky member
to keep up running this project....
I need lots of support
if you have some couple of points to spare and want to help me out please donate
even if you don't have points feel free to share this journal with your friends and watchers ^^
How do you donate?
To donate to this cause, go to `Tsuki-SoraRuki
End of 2012 Summary JournalEnd of 2012 Summary Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING HIGH BANDWIDTH JOURNAL POST LOL
ITS THE END OF THE
And what a year it has been :'D
I Just wanted to thank you guys for always being there for me, whether you just started watching me recently or watching me since the beginning, you seriously don't understand how just clicking the small "watch" button can help me be all the more inspired to deliver.
Here are some random statistics for you
*This year my dA pageviews has 4x the amount of 2011 pageviews.
*This year I have done 25 cosplays
as to last years 10 cosplays.
*This year is the first time I cosplayed overseas and interstate.
*this year I started growing a moustache for the first time.
*I haven't had a proper job this whole year .
*I am currently not wearing any pants.
fun fact: Me and Andrew were meant to do the opposit
Golden LightsGolden Lights1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Light Maze by DanielZrno Enigma by Capturing-the-Light
unique. by Maaira Patience and Grace by Unkopierbar
Glossy bird in glossy world by BogdanBoev
dogs are amazing creatures by Maaira Lovely Evening Foal by carinamaiwald
Golden by EugenieA .Shine on. by cichutko Barnagaw Golden hour V by younghappy
Warm by huhahohi bitterness by Lain-AwakeAtNight
Lost In Warmth II by kkart
Andys Tumblr Post from this morningI do not own any of these words, the all belong to the amazing And BiersackAndys Tumblr Post from this morning2 years ago in Personal More Like This
His words just hit really hard to home and i had to share it with anyone that nees to hear this
I sure in the Hell Did:iconluvluvplz:
1:00 AM Hotel room in Tucson Arizona
If you will indulge me I'd like to start this by posing a hypothetical:
Lets say that for the better part of your life you have been "different" in some form or fashion…you as a person tend to stray from what is conventional and this often causes you to be at odds with most of society and the culture around you. Over the course of your time on this earth your general well being is predicated on your own ability to survive and flourish when the world outside is so often dark and empty and so as you grow you learn to build your own defenses. This basic idea is in no way uncommon or really even reserved for the "different" people…its innate in all forms of life. Protect yourself so that you can continue to live, learn and grow as a
Art and dealing with struggleDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and dealing with struggle7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a lot of stress and struggle in our everyday lives. Anxiety, resistence, doubts, self-loathing.. but how to deal with them and make the art we are really excited about?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
People strive so much for the easiest ways to achieve something, the fastest way to get to results, to get the reward without actually doing things .. but, as soon as there needs to be a hard work put in the process, as soon as it happens to be more difficult along the way, we tend to get frustrated and give up, because of not seeing instant results right away.
It takes time.
Whether it's developing new skill, working on new project - meaningful things so often take a lot of patience in order to make them. Overnight success happens so rarely and mostly for those, who work extremely hard on their cr
Horrorscope ChallengesHorrorscope Challenges6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you like messing with the divine designs of the heavens that guide the fates of those of us here on Earth… just for giggles?
Zodiac Sign Leo by Yuhon
Do We have a challenge for you!
What if the symbols of the Zodiac were born of Dante’s Inferno, forged in the fires of hell, crafted by the most evil of the eldritch gods or conjured by damnable Demonic agency?
Just how scary could these transformed symbols be?
We need demented deviants to draw:The 2014 deviant Horrorscope
You have until October 20 to create your own most twisted astrological abomination of the Zodiac.
POST YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
Choose just one symbol or take on all 12. On October 25th
we will sh
Art History:Greek and Hellenistic Art"Hellenistic art is the art of the Hellenistic period dating from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the emergence of ancient Rome as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC" (Wikipedia, sorry. )Art History:Greek and Hellenistic Art2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In the Hellenistic era,most of the art had a Greek hue to it. Much of the culture and way of life were Greek at this time. (Because they were Greek! )
"Idealism gave way to naturalism, the culmination of the works of fourth-century b.c.e. sculptors Lysi
Devious Journal EntryOnly 6 more days to go!!!!!!!Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Check out Dragon Fin Soup now!
- We got Greenlit on Steam!
- Reached our Base Funding Goal!
- Reached our first Stretch Goal!
- Reached our second Stretch Goal!
- Reached our third Stretch Goal!
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Sci-Fi Environment Design TechniquesHey guys, I finally managed to upload my first Gumroad tutorial!Sci-Fi Environment Design Techniques9 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a 2h11min video explaining a bunch of techniques I use for Sci-Fi speed- or matte painting, such as in these images (the last one is from the video).
Hope you find some stuff useful!
You can now also get my Custom Brush panel for Photoshop!
2010 End-of-year Wigs ReviewEdit: Added some wig shops I missed. XD And some more wig pics donated by astachan <32010 End-of-year Wigs Review4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As promised, here's the wig review for this past year(2010) I was supposed to post this up before new year, but...yeah, I was late as usual. XD Hope everyone is having a good 2011 so far!
I'll try to make this as simple as possible.(but I seem to always write long journal..) This review will include 3 sections: Japanese shops, Ebay shops, and Taobao(China) shops. I will put link on how to buy from these online shops. Link to their websites is on the title of their shop. Also, if you click on the image of the wig, it will show you the link to the exact wig that I bought from that shop(if it's still available). The price range of wigs is estimated with shipping(+other fees) to the USA. My head size is around 22", a bit bigger than average person's head, but I have short hair, so keep that in mind when comparing size of wig cap.
Disclaimer: Please understand that this review is based on
Happy new Year 20132012 was a very busy year for me. Sorry for the lack of update. I wish I could do more of my personal work in upcoming year! Best wish to you all and always loaded with maximum creative juice!Happy new Year 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy new year 2013!
F.A.Q. to ruhelp---F.A.Q. to ruhelp11 years ago in Personal More Like This
Если кому-то нужна помощь на русском языке.
Если вам задают вопрос, ответ на который уже есть в нашем FAQ, вам достаточно дать ссылку на соответствующий пункт в ruhelp. Сделать
Sinbad - Magi - WIP vol.2!Oh my.Sinbad - Magi - WIP vol.2!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Got some stuff finally ready!
Now time to sew!
Lol, getting super busy with this cosplay again XD
At least I'm kinda quick. Whole costume in 10 days.
I have two days left for the rest of the stuff!
For more WIP and cosplay stuff, visit my FB page: >>> https://www.facebook.com/ElffiCosplay
FallenLullaby's Tips To Writing a Reader-InsertOkay, I know I'm not the best writer out there, but I thought maybe this would be of use to others. This can apply to any type of Reader-Insert, but I'm using Hetalia as an example.FallenLullaby's Tips To Writing a Reader-Insert3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip #1: S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g and grammar! Believe it or not, these are very important. Bad spelling and grammar can completely ruin a story. Unfortunately, Microsoft Word is a bit of a bitch when it comes to grammar, so I'd suggest re-reading your story over again to check for any mistakes. Also, you can always get an editor.
Tip #2: Keep the character's personality the same! Unless it's specifically crack or the character is drunk off their ass, try not to make the character too OOC. I know it can be very difficult if you're writing something like NetherlandsxReader where nobody even knows how the fuck Netherlands would even react to different situations, but give it your best shot to keep the characters in-character. I don't think I'm too great at this either, but hey, we sho
Contest UpdateUpdate!Contest Update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Contest is technically over now, but for anyone who may still be working on entries will still have time to submit them these next few days. I won't be on as much because of school work, and helping my brother look for cars since ours is totaled (a lady ran through a stop sign while my brother was turning :c). The winners will be announced sometime late this week, or during the next weekend, so no need to rush on submissions!
I'm so happy about all of these entries! I hope everyone had fun, and enjoyed creating these designs. They are all beautiful, and you guys should be proud of your wonderful design skills! Because of this I've decided to give everyone who entered a little reward as well, so even if you don't win you will get a little something else out of it too ;D
It's small, but I will do little flat colored chibi drawings for all of the artists who entered the contest!
Alright, deadline is being moved to January 18th, 2014 11:59 P
Pronouns (please read)i've decided that it was relevant enough to let you guys know.Pronouns (please read)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
i am Agender, which means i am gender neutral. basically i don't identify as either male or female, or any in between. (it is different than being Gender-fluid, which means you flow from one gender to the other depending on how you're feeling.)
it's really fulfilling to finally have a label, for what i've been trying to figure out for quite a few years.
so i'd appreciate if you guys would refer to me using "they/their/them". thankyou! <3
users that leave hate comments will be blocked, straight up, no warnings.
Knite is now on Mangafox :DHey guys! I've been getting a billion messages from people telling me Knite is on Mangafox. No need to worry since I'm happy to have my story shared in multiple placesKnite is now on Mangafox :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know most of you have probably read Knite before, but if you have a Mangafox account, I would be grateful if you would rate it here http://www.mangafox.com/manga/knite/ Thanks!
For those who can't wait for ch4 to be completely finished, there are currently 64 beta pages of ch4 posted at :iconknites:
I will be editing and redrawing pages of 1000 Words for the next week or so in preparation for book printing so new Knite beta pages will be put on hold (again, I'm sorry ;_; )
And don't forget, :iconteam4d: is hosting a Year of the Dragon contest with Knite products as prizes. Check it out if you haven't http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645
P.S. Super late Happy New Year to everyone!
Contest PostponedDEADLINE POSTPONEDContest Postponed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
With regret I have to announce that, due to my inability to supply the prizes, the contest is effectively frozen. I hope to resume the contest some time later in the year, and all entries that have already been submitted will be automatically re-submitted when I do.
Apologies to those who made an effort to submit before the original deadline, and those who may still be working on entries. I will still add entries to this page if you wish to submit them, ready for when the contest is resumed.
I will make another journal announcement when the time comes, thank you for your patience.
The theme of this competition is 'Masters of Misconduct', and I want to see how well you can depict a true master of one of three categories; Thievery, Assassination or Piracy. There will be a subscription prize for the winner in each category, and a bonus cross-category prize to the best entry.
You will be competing for these titles
Devious Journal EntryI have not been in touch with you for a while.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Always thank you for comment and fav.
Comment and the message are really thanks, too.
Please excuse me for being rude to write down personally here before I reply to those comment.
I am sorry I did not reply sooner.
Always Thanks for kind message.
Thank you very much!
It takes a lot of time for me to write sentences in English, so I'm sorry I can't reply straight away.
Please give me a little more time. Sorry!
I think that it becomes a sentence unsightly because I am not good at English,but I would appreciate it very much if you could reading.
It increased recently to receive the following email well of me.
I wanted to answer about it from such a thing some other time here.
I often received message like this recently.
" I see your work in a tumbler"
I write down the effect of the reproduction hesitation without permission in my site, but When I specify the sources such as the images when I reprint it, I arrive and think that ther