Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 1I had to have emergency surgery this weekend to remove my appendix, so not only did I miss HeroesCon but I'm also on forced bed rest for the next little while. That means I had lots of time to write up some tips for cosplayers to prepare for a convention.Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer - Part 1
Part 2 will be posted later this week, so check back soon!
Creative Challenge #27 - HatterCreative Challenge #1 - CleanCreative Challenge #27 - Hatter2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 - Daenerys
The Iron Ring's Sleeping Beauty replicas!The Iron Ring's Sleeping Beauty replicas!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I was just blown away today by the amazing artisans over at The Iron Ring, who cast and fabricated replicas of the crown jewels from my historical Sleeping Beauty piece! Cannot even put into words how flattered I am by this sort of thing, gosh. <3
Go check out the rest of their work on facebook or DA, if you have a moment- amazingly high-quality cosplay and prop fabrication. Wowzers.
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
Poster Sale and Anime Central next!Aaaah, things are mad dash crazy over here, I'm neglecting this journal!Poster Sale and Anime Central next!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a Poster Sale happening right now until the end of the month! Just a couple of days left!
I'll be glad to sign any of these 11x17 inch posters and I ship worldwide! If you grab 4 posters, the 5th is free!
Store link: http://yayahan.bigcartel.com
I'll also be at Anime Central May 17th - 19th next! Come see me at booth 1018 - 1020 in the Exhibitor Hall, I'll be signing all weekend and cosplaying as well!
Fan Fiction Has a New HomeLiterature > Fan FictionFan Fiction Has a New Home2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As many of you have noticed, the Literature gallery gets a huge influx of fan fiction submissions. We're hoping that by having Fan Fiction under the Literature umbrella, the number of miscats in the overall gallery will drop. And, for those of us who frequent both galleries, it'll simplify submitting and finding work.
Of course, we can't cut down on miscats without your help! Please spread the word by favoriting and sharing this journal, and by moving any of your own submissions as appropriate.
Not sure whether your submission counts as fan fiction? :faq572:
(Note that gallery updates for both Literature and Fan Fiction is in the works. Please continue to use the category that best fits your work.)
You're welcome to bring your concerns to us at any time!
Literature CVs: inknalcohol , HugQueen , neurotype , ShadowedAcolyte (CRLiterature)
Fan Fiction CV: SingingFlame
Cake Giveaway! ENDEDUpdate: The clay has been SOLD! Thank you all and thanks to the buyer! The giveaway will run as planned until June 15th.Cake Giveaway! ENDED4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My dear friend moofestgirl is quitting polymer clay and she's selling all her clay! Everything must go, so she's offering the super cheap price of $40 for 50 blocks of clay, that's only 80 cents each! I know a lot of my watchers were looking for places to buy polymer clay, well this is a very cheap opportunity (regular price: $2-5 USD depending on the country).
Look for all the information and colors here:
I want her sale to be seen by a lot of people and I've been planning a giveaway, so I'm going to combine them
because I'm lazy. Fave this journal and leave a comment below to enter my giveaway! One lucky winner is going to receive this delicious cake pendant, completely free!
You have one week to participate. I'm going to use random.org to pick the
Cosplay Friday: X-MenCosplay Friday: X-Men10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters
Rogue Gambit I
The X-Men made their comic book debut in 1963 as a group of mutants who were born with superhuman powers and were feared and hated by society for being different from humans.
The inspiration for The X-Men came from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and was originally titled The Mutants. Marvel asked editor Stan Lee to change the title because they thought no one would know what the wor
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published
but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders. preorders are crucial for independent books as they define the print runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my far more experienced friends told me to do....
death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries US comics.
you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here
now, for some frequently asked questions
what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be
Forget Zombies.Britain is currently facing a real epidemic.Forget Zombies.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It started in Northampton earlier in the year and has since spread to a number of other towns and cities around Fair Blighty.
The horrific Northampton Clown was the first. “Patient Zero”, if you will. He would simply….appear. Sometimes he would knock on doors and randomly offer to paint the window frames for the bemused resident (though he never seemed to carry paint or a brush). On another occasion, he emerged from a lake and handed out balloons.
Since this hellish creature first showed up, there have been a deluge of sightings, from right across the country, causing such a degree of distress that the authorities are issuing advice.
so about ravine.so...time to talk ravineso about ravine.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the book tanked...
and i mean the book tanked hard.
we are talking about 5000% losses on effort versus profit XD
on book 2 i received profits that would usually pay for me making 5 pages of a comic. ravine was a 160 page book
so... where do i take it from here
do i quit?
the book is good. i have no doubts about that. book 2 is far better than book 1 and book 3 will surpass them both
but the facts are simple. the book never found an audience.
so i have made a decision
i will apply to ravine the same approach i have done with sunstone
true, i never had any intention of publishing sunstone and it was the fans demand that made me make that decision. and you know what?
fans stepped up!
in fact the way things are going there is a good chance i will in late 2015 onward focus on sunstone very intensively. fans have more than earned it, and for that they have my most sincere gratitude
and now, i am going to do the same with ravine.
Cosplay Friday: Mortal KombatCosplay Friday: Mortal Kombat10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Finish Her!
Mortal Kombat X is the latest installment in the Mortal Kombat video game franchise and it comes with its very own pro tournaments.
The Mortal Kombat ESL Pro League allows Xbox one players in Europe and North America to battle it out in weekly challenges with 16 finalists competing in the Grand Finals in Los Angeles on July 11. The Mortal Kombat Cup tournament is open to players in 17 countries and will hold the finals in
Cosplay Friday: SkyrimCosplay Friday: Skyrim1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An Adventurer
Skyrim - Dovahkiin Helmet
Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.
Welcome To Skyrim.
Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.
Now for those of you who wis
Please read this, please. Help.I'm struggling to actually type right now--Please read this, please. Help.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just got an email frrom Chillaid telling me that her dad died.
I'm honestly in a state of shock. Every time I reread the email my stomach sinks and my mouth goes dry. My mind isn't processing it. I'm shaking, I keep almost crying.
I never knew him myself, and I know that she and her dad [along with her mom] had a pretty bad falling out, but...god. My jaw is trembling, I can't stop shaking.
Please, can you help me do stuff for her? Draw her stuff, give her nice commetns, I don;t kknow. I'm jjst
Nobody that was close to me ever had famuly members die before, I'm really shaken up about this fpr her and her mmom
DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.DC puss out.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
Eat Me, Drink MeEat Me, Drink Me2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
a blue bottle by Yiyo-no-Shashin
elixir by Akatamy
A Potion That Can Make You Shrink by UntamedUnwanted
389 by Nigrita
Elsewhere by incolor16
Alice in Wonderland by violet-funeralflower
Wonderland Inspired ' Drink Me ' Necklaces by IvrinielsArtNCosplay
Drink Me, Alice by DreadfulPrincess7
Alice in wonderland - D75 by neoflo
About the recent Hot Topic indicentUPDATE: SEE, I TOLD YOU SO.About the recent Hot Topic indicent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many of you have probably seen this Tumblr post:
Now, as...questionable as the DA ToS is, in fact the blame lies squarely on Hot Topic. As it turns out, Hot Topic's art-kleptomania isn't exclusive to DeviantART, as certain people may have told you. Oh, far from it. They've stolen from Tumblr, FurAffinity, Pixiv, and just about every other art-sharing site under the sun as well; DA's just a bigger target because it's a huge site and very popular. Basically, if your art's posted online, THEY WILL STEAL IT.
And this shit has been going on for years. And years. And years.
He's a creepypasta, act like it: contest re-postSince the issues with the haters seems to have calmed down, i wanted this back on the front page, so rather than deleting the journals since then, i figured I'd just re-post the contest, and I guess some of you could use a reminder that this is still going on.He's a creepypasta, act like it: contest re-post3 years ago in Personal More Like This
what the contest is about and why
So lately It seems that a lot of Sexual Offendermans fans have been looking to explore the darker, more disturbing side of Smexy, along with the less proactive of the Slenderman fandom who are content to simply complain that sexual offenderman isn't scary enough, or is too much of a farce, or worst of all that he is ruining the fandom!
if you dont know who Sexual Offenderman is, Read this
then take a quick look around my gallery or this group and then get back to me.
while I'm not one to be swayed by those who refuse to give him a chance and yet pass judgement anyway, i have to admit that I have no
Your life is precious... Things will get betterHey guys and girls...Your life is precious... Things will get better2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope your morning is going good. You know... a lot of people look at my fursona (furry persona) on here, and say that I'm a terrifying, hulking, razor-sharp toothed wolf that destroys whoever crosses my path with no mercy. But... there is one thing. I do have a heart. Most people fail to see that and some just forget that I do have emotions. Some of you out there maybe going through a difficult time, you're suffering mental conflict, trouble with your parents, you got kicked out of school, you lost your job, your lover, or spouse... something you've been struggling with for years... and you contemplate suicide. Think about this. If you resorted to such a monstrosity, you'll be hurting those you love, and they will never get over your loss. Your loved ones and friends wracked with bitter grief and devastation... never being able to tell you how much they love you, what a blessing you are to them, never getting a chance to hold you close and never let you g
Jeff the Killer jokeA crazed Jeff the Killer fan girl was on out on the town one night and noticed Jeff the Killer...Jeff the Killer joke2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jeff gasps and runs out of sight.
This repeats several times until the girl gets all pouty and says, "Jeff, why did you run away from me whenever I called you?"
Jeff replied very irritably, "Goddamn it, girl, I'm trying to take a shit!" XDDDD
A rant of sortsAll I'm hearing when people complain about me posting journals is "NOOOOO! STOP EXPRESSING YOURSELF!!! HOW DARE YOU WRITE WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT ON YOUR OWN PERSONAL PAGE!! YOU MUST CONFORM TO WHAT I WANT AT ALL TIMES!!!" BAWWWW!1"A rant of sorts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Look, no one's FORCING you to look at my journals (I say this because more than half the people who complain about this don't even watch me, and even then there's such a thing as unwatching journals); it's like you're deliberately looking to get offended by everything I do. This is MY page, I'm allowed to express myself however I wish via my journals as long as it's within DA guidelines. You wouldn't like it if someone did that to YOU, would you? My page, my rules. Not yours. OK? OK.
Just needed to get that out of my system.
Oh, and here's how to unwatch journals:
it's ~NOT~ a complimentCan I reiterate that?it's ~NOT~ a compliment1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NOT. A. COMPLIMENT.
God damn, it's not the 50's.
Putting your hands on a stranger because you like they way they look is NOT A COMPLIMENT.
Some random ignorant filthy street flotsam decided that it would be a good idea to let me know he liked the way I looked by smacking my ass. He unleashed from me a tirade of profanity that will echo down market street well into the future. I even got strangers to turn around and watch, which is a great feat considering all the bs that goes down on that cesspit of a street, most of which generally gets ignored.
I don't see how it computes that 'hey she looks nice' = 'hey it's ok to touch her'??? What part of the mind has to short circuit to think that's ok?? Look with your eyes, think with your mind, and LEAVE THAT PERSON ALONE. Didn't they teach that in the third grade?? FFS. He seemed surprised that I reacted the way I did.
I screamed at him that it's not ok
Creepypasta comics...what happened to you?![ I don't know if that crap is 'Vent' or 'Rant' or 'Cunt' or anything like that, I'm just writing what I think here]Creepypasta comics...what happened to you?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No, seriously people...
What happened to all Creepypasta comics???
All I see are comics with Disney or Warner style comedy, I don't get it! All most popular comics I see are all comedy, usually portraying the characters in a stupid or funny and cute way, this is what I always get to see:
Jeff: Acting like an idiot that usually fails at everything and messes everything up.
BEN: Always drugged and filled with weed, acting like Bob Marley and ALWAYS being Jeff's friend.
Zalgo: Super über hyper villain that trashes and shit.
Slender man: Always is a teacher or good guy leader, always being stressed and shit.
Smile: Always being stupid and always being Jeff's friend.
Those are the most viewed in comics.
Now, another thing I don't get