Watcher Feature #1This feature contains the entries #1 - 50.Watcher Feature #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
To be featured, all you have to do is comment on this poll.
Explained: These watcher features are for you guys, and myself, to see each others art, whether it be illustrations, photography, litterature or anything inbetween. I will go through all the galleries and pick my two personal favourites from each. The features will be split up into several journals, with new ones every now and then.
The number of entries might vary time from time, depending on how many people have signed up. Before signing up by commenting on the poll, please note that this is solely for my watchers, and that each person can only be featured once.
If you spot any mistakes I might've made, feel free to point it out!
August Feature!Each month our admins picks their favorites from the gallery, and we put them in the featured folder for a month.August Feature!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
And here they are, the August selection!
Meow by Korpzgryndr Erkanmatik 2013 05 by ErkanKalenderli Indian Peafowl by Alheli-delaGarza Isla's Promise by SWKerr London-work in progress by yellowforehead Scaredy Cat Sketch by LightningCharm Haunted by BathroomStallStories :thumb386863125: Napoleon and Marengo by clockworkBAT What Have You Done!???? by TBRae :thumb391369018: Pink Hills by TTMarvinTT Dan Scurtu - Study after Fredrik Marinus Kruseman by DanScurtu Caramel by colourmonster The Dark Knight by Yu-Ominae666 tying my hair by kinannti Pat me by Alena-Koshkar This was a mistake... (WIP 3) by SketchChemist Surreal Landscape by Awstein :thumb391238556: Movements at the Beach (Longtime Exposure) by CarinaNeufeld Iris by RowanF Symphony of Sympathies by Art-of-the-Seraphim Gypsy by Lukia-Lokelani Waiting by LachlanWeber Forbidden Love by AlphaSite River by Umbradragon :thumb384096867: How I color tutoriol by ScarsAndStories The Fibonacci Little Owl by ark4n Cassidy - Digital Painting by KainOc Altum maris. by mrmichaelissebastian In the deep by antoniodeluca The Riddick by guen20 Nero Melierax by hekatoncheir Pumpkin carving - doodling by betti357 Emerald Faberge Egg by PrettyAlkemy Triangle bracelets by MurderInTechnicolour Mask of the Phoenix by AshleyAnn-20 :thumb387130
Monthly Theme Feature 5: Christmas OrnamentsSince the start of the 2013 year, I began featuring a piece of literature daily and then featuring it in an article at the end of the month. This became known as my Lit. Daily Pick project, and it's been going very successful. While most of my time and dedication is given to the literature community here on the site, I always am in love with the beautiful visual works that artists produce. I've collected beautiful folders of themes over the years and decided that on top of my monthly and daily features for literature, I would feature a piece of visual art in the same manner. Each month, I decided that I would choose a different theme and feature one piece per day that fit that theme. Then, at the end of the month, I would feature them all in an article where they could be viewed side by side. This has become known as my: Monthly Theme Feature Project.Monthly Theme Feature 5: Christmas Ornaments1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
My theme for December 2013 was Christmas Ornaments.
I found so many wonderful pieces that fit the theme! It was nice getti
Plush making advice I wish someone told meI shared this advice over on Diffeomorphismhttp://vengefulspirits.deviantart.com/journal/Calling-all-plush-makers-novice-and-expert-417399214 journal but I thought I would share it here too.Plush making advice I wish someone told me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Shaving Faux fur:
For Faux fur plushie makers, You should invest in a WAHl Kennel Pro, I bought two Andis clippers, both gave out after trimming faux fur for a few min. Also Make sure to keep your Clippers oiled and cleaned after using.
I recommend trim the Faux fur first before cutting out the pattern, so if you do cut too deep you can always make a new piece to replace it before sewing your plush together. Make sure to trim with the fur pile not against it, or you will just cut all the fur off, you want to trim it not make it bald.
Keep in mind being a plush artist gets very pricey, with Faux fur some fur colors are rare and you will some
Features of March - Love them !Hello Sweeties !Features of March - Love them !10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This week this is time for feature of March ♥ One more time i'll share with you art for whom i had a crush ♥
Yua-chan by kijimaruhime
what title by PrariiThe start of something new by stray-life
Magi-Aladin by blazingzakurai Kill la Kill: Mako's Two-Star Goku Uniform by kiraDaidohjiSorano by makumaxuInu x Boku SS by BloodyKittehh
Haku by eveerealYounger Levi/Rivaille - pencil- by Rakisan-ArtTouhou by momofukki
Swallows on a cherry tree by PetiteBubuLSP by KovelianaGingitsune 2 by R-nowong
Kill La Kill - Ryuko Matoi by YumoeLights by necromaeIki Hiyori~ Noragami by Braisse01[DB] Kukicha - Reference by ShadowExiladia
Cherry Blossoms by rukulucLetter by PuffykoAnime Boy - Julius Kelx by DragonBunnyGirlEyes [Indonesia] by AffaOtto
Naz's Mini tut #1: How I sew hoovesA quick tutorial on how I sew hooves. A few people have been asking and I thought it might help.Naz's Mini tut #1: How I sew hooves5 months ago in Personal More Like This
If there are any other small sewing tutorials or topics you'd like me to make a video on let me know, it might even become a regular thing.
I'm sorry I haven't had time to sit down and respond to comments lately, I'll answer them all on Friday when I have my 2 hr train ride. I've been super busy irl.
An introduction to sewing machinesHello! My name is Arras and I've been sewing for about 12 years. I'm here today to tell you a little about sewing machines!An introduction to sewing machines1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Prior to the invention of the sewing machine, the only way to sew was to do so by hand, and it was a very time-consuming process. In the early 1800's, a number of different inventors created machines that could do this same work considerably faster, although it wasn't until the middle of the century that they would become more widely available. The sewing machine will never completely replace hand sewing- some things are just better done by hand, or are not even possible on a machine, and many people simply love hand-stitching- but if you're going to be doing a lot of sewing, a sewing machine is an invaluable tool.
Here's the basic anatomy of a modern sewing machine:
The backstitch lever reverses the direction of the stitches, which allows you to "lock" your stitches into place. The hand wheel operates the machine, but gives yo
Introduction to Cross StitchingCross StitchingIntroduction to Cross Stitching1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cross stitch is one of a number of embroidery stitches, but usually the one most people are familiar with. Whether it was in a school art class or just randomly picking up a cross stitch kit as a kid, a lot of us have tried it at some point. Lets delve into this popular stitch a little bit.
What is a cross stitch?
As the name suggests, is is simply a cross, or an 'X' stitched with thread onto canvas. Typically, it's used to make a picture or a pattern. The stitch will form a complete square, and in this regard it is quite similar to pixel art. Through the placement of individual stitches adjacent to one another, an overall image will eventually appear.
It's an incredibly simple stitch, but can take some time to master. Like many crafts, it can be difficult to notice the
How To Photograph Your CraftsThe absolute number one cause of rejection of DD suggestions for most Artisan Craft CVs is poor photography. There is nothing worse than seeing an otherwise brilliant piece ruined by a dodgy photo. But even beyond DD acceptance, if you want to people on dA to be able to appreciate your skill you need to be able to show your work off to advantage.How To Photograph Your Crafts1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes I'll tell a self-suggester that I can't feature their work because of the quality of the photography and they'll inevitably reply, "Oh, I'll have to get a better camera."
Repeat after me: the tools never make the artist.
You don't need a $9000 sewing machine to stitch a dress, you don't need a $1000 stand mixer to bake a cake, and you similarly don't need a top of the range SLR to take a brilliant photograph. It's all in how you take the photo.
To help us understand photography concepts a little more, Fella is going to help us out. Say hi Fella!
Art Trade FraudAt first, I gave this user the chance to prove she wasn't being fraudulent.Art Trade Fraud3 months ago in Personal More Like This
<-- my half *Which will soon be deleted
She asked me for an art trade, I accepted, I did my part, she loved it.. she never did her half.
Now at first, she said it was due to being busy at school, which is perfectly understandable.
I'm in College, I'm busy, I get it. So I waited.
A few days later, I recieved a note, who shall remain anonymous, stating this:
So after recieving the 1st note, I commented to her informing her of my suspicion and that I would be keeping an eye on her.
If she refused to comply with her half or resond with a reasonable excuse, than I would inform her to you, my watchers, as an Art Trade fraud.
She simply answered it, "?????" and then hid my comment.
That was when I got the 2nd note.
Well after that, I went back to research a bit and then saw this:
Important note [Read it please](if it's TL;DR for you then just scroll to the bottom real quick and read that part)Important note [Read it please]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so this is about art thieves (brought to my attention by someone recently, thanks bro)
But any art thief who claims to work with me, they're lying. I do not work with anyone, except for the occassional collaboration. And I usually only collaborate with good friends (like Corgi, Gummy, Mihipahox, Pocky, etc) so you'll probably know when it's legit (also mostly when it comes to collabs I comment on the picture itself, so if you're suspicious then look in the comments and I'll probably be there [but MOSTLY, not all the time])
But recently there was someone on facebook who claimed to be my partner or some shit like that saying that 'Sakura' didn't have a facebook and he put the pics on there.
1)I DO have a facebook, I just don't use it because I don't like facebook, I prefer tumblr
2) My name isn't Sakura, it's a japanese name starting with S, but it's not sakura. Who the fuck said it was sakura
Artisan Crafts Week MacrameTHE PERFECTLY UNPECUNIARY PECULIARArtisan Crafts Week Macrame1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
POCKET PACKET PROMOTING PIZZO
(The Pocket Guide To Macrame)
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.... (C B Demille)
"With new crafts, like all skills, remember!: We all, ...usually, start with fairly "rough-looking" pieces..."
(your talent may make you an exception to this rule...
...in which case you'll probably end up having to work far harder than the rest of us...), (PTK)
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it will become a butterfly..." (Buckminster Fuller)
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO MACRAME
MACRAME DIVERSITY CONTEST
THE ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF MACRAME
TOOLS AND WORKING
TYPES OF MACRAME
BASIC MACRAME TECHNIQUES
AFTERWORD: WHAT NEXT...
PART TWO: APPENDICES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
APPENDIX 1: SELLING
APPENDIX 2: RECOMMENDED READING
APPENDIX 3: FUR
Polymer Clay and Air Dry Clay IntroPolymer Clay and Air Dry Clay IntroPolymer Clay and Air Dry Clay Intro1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This will be an intro and some tips to using both oven bake and air dry clay. I'll be showing you how I do things, but every artist is different, and I encourage you to take whatever you'd like to learn from my process and figure out which ways work best for you!
Oven Bake Clay
Oven bake or polymer clay comes in many brands, colors, and types. A major difference among brands is the clay's consistency and strength. For example, Sculpey brand alone has multiple clay lines from original to eraser to bendy. A popular Sculpey brand among DA artists is "Super Sculpey," a more ceramic like polymer clay with a consistency that lends itself to detail oriented pieces. Finding the right clay for you is a bit of trial and error and simply finding which brand you prefer to work with.
Amigurumi- Working Without a PatternAmigurumiAmigurumi- Working Without a Pattern1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Working Without a Pattern
Hi everyone! I'm TheSmall-Stuff and what I love is to make amigurumi, but I'm never patient enough to use a pattern. Because of this, I've found and developed a bunch of techniques that I use while designing the dolls that I make! What I'm going to try to do is explain my thought process in making a doll, and share some of the techniques that I use to form the shapes and the details in a character. Sorry it's long, but I tried to use lots of pictures. I hope this helps! Lets start
Shapes are key!
When you go to make a doll, you need to pick it apart in your head and see all of the shapes that make the character. Sometimes it's easier to draw out a diagram of all of the pieces that go into the doll, to get a good idea of how it fits together. While you're planning, it's good to be thinking "How do I make this?" while you choose shapes. However
200 points giveaway (YOU AND A FRIEND COULD WIN!)WOW! Thank you all for entering! This was my first time doing a giveaway of this sort and all these favorites were surprising. xD200 points giveaway (YOU AND A FRIEND COULD WIN!)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winner was...
shiimoo but I don't know her friend yet. there is like a million comments on this journal!
It's my birthday and almost Thanksgiving so I figure I should give some points out.
Here are the rules.
Favorite this journal!
Choose a friend by typing their name in this journal use :dev: or :icon: codes.
If you don't wanna vote, you don't have to. I'll just choose two random deviants. You and your friend can both vote for each other meaning you guys can get 2 chances to win. The more friends that recommend you, the more chances you have! So tag your buddies make them tag you! Just keep in mind only one of your friends can win but you can tag as many people as you want.:'D
If you don't want to win points but have 2 people in mind to win points, ta
Tutorial: How to machine stitch heads onto bodiesTutorial time! This is another basic tutorial that will show you how to machine stitch a plush's head onto its body. Please be aware that I can't teach anyone how to make patterns. I'm just putting together a few tips and tricks that will hopefully help someone.Tutorial: How to machine stitch heads onto bodies11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sew your plush's body together, leaving the entire back open.
Sew your plush's head together, also leaving the back open.
Match the head to the body and pin. When making your pattern, make sure the circumference of the opening at the bottom of the head is equal to the circumference of the neck opening of the plush body.
Sew a straight line from one end to the other.
The plush's head is now attached!
You should now have a plush with the entire back open! All you have to do now is finish it!
Requests Closed?Please don't kill me.Requests Closed?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I this account is starting to get a little overwhelming, I don't know if I'm the only one who thinks this, but Cryaotic Confessions are everywhere. I don't really like how they're all you see when you search up Cryaotic on google images, so if anyone knows how I can get rid of that for now, that would be awesome. Something in the options when I submit? I don't know.
But I think I've got a plan.
I've been dead for some time again and I wasn't sure how I could go about with having someone help me with this account or even giving it to someone... so... I think I'll start a group instead. Let me know how you guys feel about this.
After I do whatever confessions are left right now, I'll stop uploading to this account and just release the blank confessions picture so if you really wanted to, you can do what I do but on your own. No waiting, no rules, just your confession how ever you want it.
I hope people aren't unhappy about this. I've been doing this for a year now a
goodbye deavintart I will miss you allgoodbye deavintart I will miss you all1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pheleon's Guide to Plush-MakingLots of people ask about plush-making tips, so I'm going to compile all the info that I know in this entry. There's a lot that I can't explain because I don't know how... My style is really trial/error, or just winging it, or eyeballing stuff, so it's really not the type of thing I can convey in words. Therefore, if you send me a note/comment/email and I don't respond, it's likely because I don't know what to say...Pheleon's Guide to Plush-Making3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorials I've made...
Where to buy materials/fabric/supplies...
I wrote a blog entry on all my plushie supplies: http://pheleon.blogspot.com/2011/09/plushie-supplies.html
Please read it if you were wondering where I get my materials. If you're not from Montreal (as lots of you definitely aren't!), all the online ressources are at the end of the entry, so skip the beginning part.
And although I'm sounding like a broken record (because people still ask m
Project Educate: Introduction to PapercuttingHello and welcome to the Papercutting 101.Project Educate: Introduction to Papercutting1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Please come with me and let me show you why paper is still one of the most versatile medium to work with even in this digital age.
1.What is it?
Papercutting is the art of cutting design out from paper. It is considered one of the oldest forms of art but it has developed independently all across the globe. People from all over the world have independently discovered how versatile and rewarding it is to work with paper and they have developed their own distinct styles.
The oldest surviving paper cut out is a symmetrical circle from the 6th Century found in China. The category “papercutting and scherenschnitte” was opened on dA in 2010. It is at once one of the oldest and newest forms of art around the block!
2.What kinds of papercutting are out there?
Around the globe there are a number of traditional type
CALLING ALL HOMESTUCKSomgf is you're a Homestuck follower of mine, please for the love of gog read this.CALLING ALL HOMESTUCKS6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I need helps. Let me rephrase that; My moirail xTsu-chan and I need helps.
Everyone knows of secret organizations like the Illuminati and Freemasons, right? Well, we're in the middle of writing a Homestuck AU all about spies, mafias, and general underground organizations revolving around this idea.
WE NEED SO MUCH HELP WITH THIS ITS UNREAL.
Here's what I'm looking for;
ARTISTS WHO CAN HELP WITH THE DRAWINGS OF THIS OR THE ACTUAL COMIC I INTEND TO MAKE HAPPEN
Tumblr people who can reblog from the blog about to be made for this
Writers / anyone with ideas to pitch in on a regular basis
and people to actually read this.
If you are ANYONE of the following - even if its just a reader - please, oh please tell me if you're interested. I've never been so excited to do something in my LIFE and I just want to know how many of my followers would be interested in this sort of thing / anyone who
Artists Toolbox: Sewing suppliesSo, you want to learn to sew! Congratulations, it's a fun hobby. Before you can get started with your awesome new hobby, you'll have to get the right supplies.Artists Toolbox: Sewing supplies1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
With that in mind, let's talk about the tools of the trade. Here's the basics of a sewing kit:
Pins and needles, and a pin cushion to keep them in
Sewing scissors- a big pair for cutting fabric and a smaller pair for cutting thread and snipping corners and curves
A marking pencil or two
A seam ripper (everyone makes mistakes!)
A tape measure
(Also pictured: thread conditioner- occasionally a lifesaver!)
(An iron is also helpful! Always press your seams!)
If you have a sewing machine, the following stuff might also come in handy:
Extra bobbins and needles
Different kinds of feet (and possibly a small screw driver, depending on the type of feet)
There's lots of other things that are nice to have- fray check, grommet and snap setters, all kinds of fancy rul
Pony ResourcesI'm routinely updating this post with new resources that people send me. So feel free to send me links to tutorials or other informational posts/deviations/links that you think might be helpful to plushy makers!Pony Resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been putting together a new list of pony resources over the last few weeks. It's been a while since I did the first journal post on the topic and unfortunately a lot of the original links went dead when BabyLondonStar deactivated her account. I also wanted to include some links for other non-eye and mark related things that I've found over the time I've been on deviantART.
There's a really cool tutorial by BeeZee-Art for making spiral plushie horns that I thought folks might like to see for their unicorns. I think you could also apply it to plushies where the horn is sewn in already, getting your needle in there might be a little harder though.
Once you've finished sewing your pony you may want to take
all the south park characters birthdays!Damien- October 4thall the south park characters birthdays!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kip- July 17th
Terrance and Phillip- January 18th (Terrance), November 12th (Phillip)
Craig- January 25th
Bill- February 8th
Fosse- May 28th
Clyde- April 10th
Kyle- May 26th
Bebe- August 13th
Jimmy- May 13th
Jimbo (Stan's Uncle)- May 4th
Pip- May 12th
Token- June 20th
Gerald (Kyle's Dad)- October 4th
Scott Tenorman- December 10th
Stuart (Kenny's Dad)- February 15th
Shelly (Stan's Sister)- November 24th
Mr. Mackey- November 28th
Sharon (Stan's Mom)- December 16th
Carol (Kenny's Mom)- April 16th
Chef- October 4th
Ike (Kyle's Brother)- December 17th
Tweek- August 17th
Sheila (Kyle's Mom)- June 17th
Liane (Cartman's Mom)- April 12th
Cartman- July 1st
Butters- September 11th
Timmy- February 24th
Kenny- March 22nd
Mr. Garrison- September 26th
Randy (Stan's Dad)- March 1st
Wendy- December 18th
Stan- October 19th
Stephen/Chris (Butters' Dad)- September 15th
Bridon Guermo- July 28th
Marvin (Stan's Grampa)- September 17th
Linda (Butters' Mom)- November 2nd
Queef Sisters- Febr