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 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 Art1 year 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
Cosplay Friday: Batman's VillainsCosplay Friday: Batman's Villains3 weeks 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 20139 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.
COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!Hi guys!! Thank you as always to all watchers and everyone who faves and comments - I'm so sorry I don't have much time these days to reply to everything, but I definitely do read and appreciate them all!COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked so many times I've lost count to put together a makeup tutorial on how I do my cos makeup - and I finally did it!
I hope this is a little helpful, although some disclaimers - I have Caucasian features, so my makeup will be very different to someone with a different face shape. I use a lot of eyemakeup, much more than a lot of people, just because I do lol. My eyes a pretty big naturally, so I line them right up the edge, as opposed to widening the eye by drawing further out. A few things like that to bear in mind ^_^ That said, hope you enjoy! *chu*
Any questions please feel free to ask!
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
Art and dealing with struggleDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and dealing with struggle4 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
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
Horrorscope ChallengesHorrorscope Challenges3 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
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
Bong Chong Dong Ghost(WARNING,SCARY COMIC):iconrapefaceplz: beware young travelerBong Chong Dong Ghost(WARNING,SCARY COMIC)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this comic is not for the faint of heart
(But srsly, there are a few jump scares, be careful okay bro?
HAVE FUN LOSING YOUR PISS
F.E.A.RThe kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you.F.E.A.R2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not in a mansion of wood and stone.
Split a peice of wood and God is there.
Lift a stone and you will find God.
We Expect a battle for humanity is about to begin,
Within each uprising,
a vague sense of stafety will ignite you in an unseen Shadow without a slither of a doubt,
towards those who protect and defend You.
Let the thoughts slip away, and remain calm. Stay close to F.E.A.R.
The rebels claim their brave new world is upon us.
Do not be fooled by the chicanery in which they lay their claim.
It is false, and their uprising will not succeed>
You will place your trust in F.E.A.R.
Only we can protect.
We are not interested of the possibility of defeat,
not within the scilence of the deserted ally,
through the clamour of a crpowded street
F.E.A.R will rise up again and take back the power and crush the ensergend hoarde,
as war fades into the distant memory of enlightend pigs, and opend wounds.
The Rebels w
SBOX's EXTREME GENEROSITY 100 Points Giveaway!Hello everyone! Welcome to my latest points giveaway for the weekSBOX's EXTREME GENEROSITY 100 Points Giveaway!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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G.M.I. Calling aspiring Manga Artists/Writers/FansG.M.I. Calling aspiring Manga Artists/Writers/Fans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calling all aspiring Manga and Webcomic Artists, Writers and Fans!!
The Global Manga Initiative is throwing open its doors and looking to grant completely free, quality exposure, networking and promotion to passionate Manga-creatives from all over the world!! We're looking to connect and feature some of the greatest rising talents from around the world WITHOUT forcing them to sacrifice their creative or publishing rights in the process.
Your Work. Your Way.
WHO WE ARE
We are the Global Manga Initiative, a collective enterprise of Artists, Writers and other talent who dedicate our lives to our creative ambitions.
WHAT WE DO
We make Manga. Manga from around the world, specifically. It is our goal to give rising-creators from every corner of the globe a shot to convey their work and show us what they define as Manga. We offer
I won 3rd place at AC Unity contestOh my GOOOOOOOSH...I can't believe it. I won 3rd place at Assassin's Creed Unity contest by Design-By-Humans and Ubisoft. Drawing which won 3rd place was Ignite Revolution piece. This is totally surreal for me, cuz I never won any contest. Now I shall bounce around the room...haha. Below you can check the painting and the t-shirt. You can now purchase the t-shirt also...here. I thank to everyone from bottom of my heart who voted and shared this design. You guys rock!!!I won 3rd place at AC Unity contest2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ignite Revolution t-shirtDesign-By-Humans
Threads Artbook on Kickstarter
I have been drawing for the Threads fashion artbook. Preview of my first illustration you can see below. There are many amazing art
Photographer of the Month #14!! - Simply RandomHello, fancy photographers!Photographer of the Month #14!! - Simply Random10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today we introduce you to a very special Singaporean photographer who goes as Simply Random. Let's get to know him better!
KWC: How old are you, where do you live, and what do you do?
random-pax I'm a 29 years old Singaporean who is currently working as a Network Engineer.
KWC: Do you have any other hobbies besides cosplay photography?
random-pax I love to cook, because my wife likes to eat the dishes that I whip up (laughs)
KWC: What is your favorite game/manga/anime/comic/movie?
random-pax My current favourite is Love Live
KWC: Which are your favorite characters?
random-pax My favorite character for now is Nozomi from Love Live. Why I like her is because I like the onee-chan figure in animes.
10 Years on deviantART!So like, woahhhh. 10 years. Crazy. How did time pass by so fast?10 Years on deviantART!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It doesn't really exactly feel like that long ago when I first started visiting dA and now it's already been a decade.
So kinda for myself (and also anyone possibly interested) here's a journal post recapping my last 10 years~ (Also sort of my journal in photography too, I guess.)
May 17 2002
I signed up on dA when someone in the drawing group I hung out with told me to check out his works here. I was only 14 then. I didn't use dA a lot at the time because it looked like this: http://web.archive.org/web/20030426063919/http://www.deviantart.com/
I was on a 15" 1024x768 display and the ad banner + dA header took up half my screen on every page load. Did not like. >_>
I dropped by dA every now and then, in Sept I suddenly found it a lot more user-friendly, the new version: http://web.archive.org/web/20030922013355/http://www.deviantart.com/
I added dA to my daily visit and I started mak
Personal: Ph.D. archieved!Hello friends,Personal: Ph.D. archieved!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm usually not posting personal stuff on dA anymore (see my Twitter for daily life babble), but there's something major I want to share with all of you.
Those following me for a bit longer might still remember that I was working towards my doctorate during the recent 2-3 years. Well, I'm done! I achieved my Ph.D. with A-grades and was awarded with MAGNA CUM LAUDE (latin for 'with great praise').
That means I'm now officially a doctor (not in medicine, if you might wonder)! How amazing is that?
Thank you everyone who followed me during the years! We somehow made it there together - so please fell hugged! Thank you for your support!!
Image in cosplayHey everyone~Image in cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How ya'll been? So recently as you know I've been on a bit of a health kick. Yeah... I slightly broke it (for a month omg) XD But what has my health kick got to do with the topic of this journal? WELL! I was thinking about it today and I've seen so many comments on cosplayer's photos over the years that make me quite upset to see. There are comments like "you're fat", "you're boobs are too small" or "you're ugly". Or even the opposite of "you're too thin", "you're boobs are too big and saggy" or "your face doesn't suit this character". So as you can tell it'll be rather ranty so if you don't wanna read that's ok XD
When I first started cosplaying I got this a couple of times and yes, it hurts. It upsets me to see that people go out of their way to make someone feel bad for all the hard work they've put into a costume. So what image does everyone expect to see when cosplayers' cosplay? They expect them to look exactly like this character they're cosplaying, right? Well
HUGE 250 Points and PM Giveaway Extravaganza!It's so great to almost be there! To celebrate, and to thank my watchers for sticking with me through thick and thin, I'm holding a 250 point giveaway!HUGE 250 Points and PM Giveaway Extravaganza!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Närcon cosplays and I am stresseeeeedFor those of you waiting for us to upload some more from Uppcon I don't really know when there'll be more about our trip there and what we did, but I'm pretty sure Figgarow will write a journal entry with pictures and everything!Närcon cosplays and I am stresseeeeed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the meantime I thought I should upload a picture of the cosplays I'm doing for Närcon this year!
Okumura Rin - Ao no Exorcist
It's only for a short photoshoot since KoiCos is coming to Sweden for Närcon with MssMikan and they lost both their Rin and Shura so me and Figgarow said we'd take some pictures with them! I mean they're wonderful people and they're coming all the way from Spain!
Riku - Kingdom Hearts 3D
I can't believe we decided to do the DDD versions after all! I started mine like the minute I first saw the sketches for Riku when they were released since this is actually my
Bleach Me: Mayuri & Nemu KurotsuchiMayuri KurotsuchiBleach Me: Mayuri & Nemu Kurotsuchi3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Birthday: March 30
Hair Color: Blue
Eye Color Golden yellow
Height: 174 cm (5'8½")
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs.)
Occupation: Captain of the 12th Division, President of the Shinigami Research and Development Institute
Bankai: Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō
Japanese Voice Actor: Ryūsei Nakao
[Bullet; Purple] English Voice Actor: Terrence Stone
[Bullet; Black] Race: Shinigami
[Bullet; Red] Gender: Female
[Bullet; Black] Birthday: March 30
[Bullet; Red] Hair Color: Green
[Bullet; Black]Eye Color Black
[Bullet; Red] Height: 167 cm
Welcome to the Official Mark Crilley DeviantArtHey there, everybody!Welcome to the Official Mark Crilley DeviantArt10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Glad you found my DeviantArt gallery. Some of you may know me from my YouTube videos. Here's a link to my channel, where you can find hundreds of instructional vids on almost any art-related topic you can imagine: http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley
I've got two how-to-draw books out now, "Mastering Manga" and "Mastering Manga 2." Here's a direct link to where you'll find them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Manga-Mark-Crilley-drawing/dp/1440309310
My latest graphic novel project is a 6-book series for Dark Horse Comics called "Brody's Ghost." Book 5 comes out April 15, 2014. Here's a direct link to where you'll find them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-1-Mark-Crilley/dp/1595825215
Thanks again for visiting my gallery. I really hope you enjoy the artwork and step-by-step tutorials you find here. ^_^
All my best,