A Look at EmbroideryWhat is embroidery?A Look at Embroidery2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Embroidery is a sub-genre of Needlecraft. It is broadly defined as the art of decorating fabric or similar materials with a needle and thread (or yarn).
The applications of embroidery are as wide as imagination allows. It has been and still is widely used to decorate all manner of clothing, from wedding gowns to hats. Embroidery is used to make rugs, adorn quilts or even to make pictures out of.
Embroidery first found its roots in ancient China, around 500-300BCE. The need for stitches to mend, tailor and reinforce cloth led to the development of many new sewing techniques. The decorative potential of these stitches was quickly realised, and soon the art form of embroidery was born. Each culture has its own history, tradition and style of embroidery, each as beautiful and captivating as the next.
Today, machine embroidery has lessened the prevalence of hand embroidery, but there are still many individuals who practise it, both as hobbyists and pr
You want to make a Flash Dress Up Game?But you're not entirely familiar with Flash? WELL FEAR NOT! Deviantart supplies A VAST AMOUNT OF TUTORIALS from people who know and have some fair amount of understanding of what to do.You want to make a Flash Dress Up Game?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'll help you get started by supplying some information and also recommending a couple very nice and informative tutorials about Flash. Plus don't be discouraged if you suck at drawing in Flash, I provided a fair amount of information for an alternative solution at the end!
What you need:
- Flash* (any kind of Flash where you can write Action Script 2.0... NOT Action Script 3.0, these tutorials cover AS 2.0)
*If you're wondering what kind of Flash I use, I'll tell you. I use a super old school Flash that does the job juuust fine. It's called Macromedia Flash MX, also known as "Flash 6.0 r25" Yuuuup, really old. I've had it since junior year in high school (approx. 5 years). I have Flash Professional CS5, and it looks pretty much the same as Flash 6, so don't worry.
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.
How to Use Journal Skins What are journal skins?How to Use Journal Skins2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Journal skins are premade, installable layouts that allow you to customize the look and feel of your journal.
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How do I use journal skins?
Find a skin that you like. You can browse for one here, the Installable Journal Skins category.
Pick a skin that you like.
Before you install the skin, scroll down and read the comments. Many journal skins will require you to copy
Off-Site Plushie Tutorials.Here is a list of all the off-site tutorials I have foundOff-Site Plushie Tutorials.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you know any more, please get in touch!! Let's help our database grow and grow!!
Animals (various, simple)
Animals (scroll to bottom, various)
Bunny Pencil case
Draw my OCs competition! CANCELLEDCANCELLEDDraw my OCs competition! CANCELLED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
PLEASE SEE HERE - http://nimsley.deviantart.com/journal/Pirate-contest-cancelled-Participants-please-read-446861840
OC Competition! Hawk and Titch Hi guys!
This is it, my first ever proper big official contest! I'm so excited!
Really hope you join, and maybe even give this a little advertise (I don't really have many watchers so if you can spread the word I'll reward with favs and llamas and looooooove, ALL MY LOVE)
Right lets get started.... Deadline 30th Ap
New Snowflake Macro SetupAlrighty, I've got some good news! I originally had some ambitious plans to create my own reverse macro setup (with custom adapter) before our first snowstorm, but mother nature showed up a bit early today! I didn't have my macro adapter setup figured out yet, but I still wanted to try the backlighting technique by ChaoticMind75. So, I had to improvise! I ended up taking two chairs from the dorm, a picture frame, and a clamp lamp. Set the picture frame (with just the glass) as a bridge between the two chairs, clamp the light to the chair below the frame, and voila! Collect snowflakes on the glass and have at it Here's a shot of my super-legit (lol) macro setup I used this evening:New Snowflake Macro Setup1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Looks a bit silly, yes, but it's far more serious than anything I've attempted in terms of snowflake macros before. Usually I just shoot whatever flakes fall on the deck railing. However, that doesn't always work out lighting or flake-wise (you need
Pricing 101Pricing 101Pricing 1011 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to determine what you should charge for your work
In light of the absolutely horrendous commission page DA started up which encourages artists to sell their work for literally pennies, let me talk about pricing artwork. Or more specifically, how I price my work.
This...guide? Advice? Thing? Highlights what I've learned about pricing throughout the last few years. I do not touch on the subject of beginner pricing, simply because there are no set guidelines for that and beginner pricing usually ends up being extremely subjective. This guide assumes that the reader is somewhat experienced in their craft and is looking for pointers on pricing. However I still highly encourage beginners to read! This is what pricing should be like, not mere pennies for hours upon hours of work. This also focuses on crafts and sewing but a lot of it is s
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
Mask Tricks: Parchment, Moleskin, & Signatures| How to Join & Submit | Monthly Challenges | Mask-Making Topics | Group Twitter |So I thought I'd share a few little tricks I've learned lately during my experimenting with the leather mask-making process!Mask Tricks: Parchment, Moleskin, & Signatures3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the longest time, I had been trying to find a good way to keep my masks from touching the oven rack or pans when I bake them, resulting in that nice brown grill mark across the back of my masks. I tried wax paper, but the wax would heat up and cause a resist texture to show up on the masks when I dyed them (actually results in a cool effect on the masks, for future reference when you want to do this *on purpose*). Using foil scrunched into a ball would only conduct the heat right into the mask, resulting in brittle masks and burnt edges.
Finally, I rando
Quotes On CarylQuotes On Caryl2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gif by nuttymcnut (please credit here).
If you'd like a quote added to this journal, please comment or note a Founder with the specific quote.
"I love the scene where Daryl finds Carol, in the cell. It was funny we were joking about making sure that he would be able to pick me up, and I told him that I lost four pounds just so he could pick me up. He was like, 'What are you saying?' I was like, 'Nothing, Carol is supposed to be dehydrated and tired!'" -Melissa McBride, Portrays Carol Peletier on "The Walking Dead"
“I adore Melissa. She’s one of my favorite actors on the show. She’s such a good actress and she has so much inside that she can just open her eyes and stare at you and listen and so much stuff comes out of her
My first FAQHere's my first V.1 FAQ, to help me save more time answering the same questions again and again, I will add more questions later.My first FAQ5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still getting used to using proper words for English, But I hope this FAQ could be useful and easy-understandable for everyone. : o
Q: Mind If I watch you?
A: I don't mind, And thank you very much for the watch.
Q: When did you first starting drawing?
A: I start to practice drawing seriously since 2004
Q: What do you like using the most?
A: Watercolor and colored pencil
Q: what is your favorite size of the paper?
A: My favorite paper size is A4, Because it fits my A4 scanner perfectly.
Q: Your favorite kind of paper?
A: Cold-press 190g to 300g Watercolor paper with semi-rough surface; I can't fully control the color on Rough surface paper and hot-press smooth surface paper, And I use normal 80g printer paper for pencil drawing.
Q: Your favorite brand of paper?
A: Canson Monval, Sakura i-paint, Arches aquar
What do we expect from 2015? New ponies.What do we expect from 2015?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
New MLP villains.
Mordecai making up his freaking mind already.
Rigby and Eileen becoming a thing.
More Cecelia (High-Five Ghost's girlfriend)
Margaret to get a reality check and stop acting like everything should go her way.
Twilight having some real adventures in her new kingdom.
More Discord and Twilight moments in Season 5.
The CMC to get their cutie marks.
Benson and Audrey having more interaction.
[Bullet; Black] CJ to come back.
[Bullet; Black] Oh, and more Littlest Pet Shop. Seriously, I want to see something happen which is AFTER "The Secret Recipe". [XD]
pics and blahblah and pics and craftsSD kuro to go with SD rin!pics and blahblah and pics and crafts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
eye test for rin. Not his actual eye shape I'm using and the paint job's a little rushed, just wanted to test a method for painting open eyes for a vibrant effect.
Things that look so simple are always so difficult to figure out.
STREET RACK : Vol. 3spray meby - arslanalpSTREET RACK : Vol. 310 months ago in Art Features More Like This
by - simonacapriani
PH_012014_05by - IgorBekker
Wet Paint by - lIFedorovskaya
Orangeby - djailledie
Y e l l o wby - pigarot
Telephoniquementby - cahilus
He, around himby - mariomencacci
Mirror Mirrorby - myraincheck
Thank you :3Thank you everyone for your lovely tips on plush making, I couldn't of improved as fast as I did without your help <3Thank you :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration and tips :icongoiku::iconJarahamee::iconSariti::iconmakeshiftwings30:
:iconbabylondonstar: Pony Tutorial http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
Awesome video tutorials;
shaving faux fur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KIfcIqC2sE&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Info about sewing with fur fabrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxRMtyGRtNo&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLNQ1NkhO0CZKBgBc0qaWRgg
Funk Friends Factory
allot of different plush tutorial videos http://www.youtube.com/user/FunkyFriendsFactory
written tutorials on their website http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/2010/10/21/put-your-best-foot-forward-how-to-sew-perfect-plushie-feet/
I Feel Compelled to Write a Journal About Ponies.I Feel Compelled to Write a Journal About Ponies.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's get it Stah'Ted! Let's get it Stah'Ted in he'yuhh!
Last March, I proclaimed "what the hell, I'm going to write a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfic." I took those words, and posted them on the Internet for thousands to read, thousands to judge me by, and even left the door open for thousands to potentially drop a comment about how sour a turn my life must've taken to have consciously confessed to the Internet, with my real first and last name adorning the top of my dA page, that I actually had aspirations and ambitions to writing fanfiction for My Little Pony. Now whenever a future employer does a background check on me, they will learn that I was so moved by a show made for little girls that for the first time in my life I wanted to write fanfiction for it. &
Presenting: Community VolunteersA BRIEF OVERVIEWPresenting: Community Volunteers4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, we've been proud to offer the opportunity to volunteer with deviantART. We believe that our volunteers play a crucial role in helping our community develop and grow in positive ways.
The Gallery Moderator (previously known as Gallery Director) and Message Network Admin (MN@) teams have become a much loved and appreciated role, with many volunteers proudly detailing their experience in applications to enter into successful careers with companies who all recognise the value of volunteering in such a vibrant and eclectic community. Did you know that some of our now full time Staff were once volunteers? fourteenthstar, Moonbeam13, pachunka, aunjuli, y2jenn, damphyr, Tachy-on, dxd and Ikue all volunteered in various roles -- and we are all very proud of that fact!
Over the past few months, we've been taking a close look at the volunteer experience -- what's worked, what hasn't worked a
Prints, Charms, Bookmarks, Sales!+ This is the only time of the year I sell merch online. I'm really unlikely to restock(well the charms and bookmarks will never restock).Prints, Charms, Bookmarks, Sales!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
+ I can combine shipping if you would like any artbooks
___ Pokemon 2011
+ Minimum $6 to order
+ Thank you so much for looking!
~ I'll throw in a free set of bookmarks or a charm for spending $15 or over(you choose!)
~ I'll add a A5 sketch request, a bit shaded with grey copic markers, for spending $40, b-because that is a really gratuitous amount;;
This special is only intended for things on this page, not the books
HOW TO ORDER-
+ Send me a note or an email over at email@example.com ,Title it along the lines of "ORDER"
+ Include your email so I can send a bill (invoice) to it.
+ Just list what you would like and wai
Naruto 635.... Kishi....don't you dare...Oro all like ....Naruto 635.... Kishi....don't you dare...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
to karin...who i'm pretty confused about right now...
Sasuke is like....
Naruto is like....
and Sai think to himself...
what are you doing.....
*Looks at last panel*
from an artist perspective....
best panel of the chapter.....
sorry for not being doing the reviews these last few weeks...
put I did some drawings in return so ya know...
Caryl, Daryl, Carol Humor!Pffft. Tongue twisters. Note a Founder if you'd like a work on Deviantart posted up in this journal. Would you like a link added to the list? Please note a Founder.Caryl, Daryl, Carol Humor!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Carol and Daryl - gift by stinkywigfiddle Caryl Cats by Tsuuseki Dinner With Daryl by WonderTroll The Walking Dead by silver-twili The Affection Burns by 13MorbidMouse13 Walking Dead Sketches. by 13MorbidMouse13
Daryl Dixon chibi the hunter of squirrels by LowRankRaccoon969 Squirrel Hunter by Kotorikun :thumb342320570: Y U No Like Shirt Sleeves by eyeqandy The Walking Dead Parody by parapo Told ya he was amazing. by flame20 :thumb343277914: LOL. Everytime.. LOL by NemeanHydra Dixons United by WonderTroll Walking Dead Chibis by Threshie Daryl Dixon...Super badass! by ted1air The Walking Dead Parody by parapo Daryl Island by Spaulding--x Squirrel? by Lovesick-Dreamer The Walking Dead - Where's Carl? by SpiritRising7 TheWalkingDead : DARYL's SONG by LadyNorthstar The Walking Dead - Badass Carl? by SpiritRising7 Leave Daryl Alone! by Lovesick-Dreamer Bring on the Dead by Lovesick-Dreamer Panty Ruiner by Lovesick-Dreamer Ducklings by ShichininSlasher Happy Anniversary Vixens by GakiRules Daryl doesn't handle affection well by chronicdoodler Walking Dead Withdrawals by Nayrouto Daryl the Squirrel (text) by JennHolton Full Recovery by Lovesick-Dreamer daryl dixon by JCgurl201 Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead by Squishy-Mew :t
SAI :/Ugh, I tried the note thing, but I'm getting too many notes a day for my liking ._.SAI :/3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to share this with someone, I would appreciate if you gave them the direct link, not the link to this journal.
NaruHina TaoismNaruHina Taoism2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yin Yang by ~vikaboku
Naruto and Hinata: Taoist Legacy
Where did it come from?
Where does it go?
And what does this have to do with Hinata?
The origins of the Byakugan in the Naruto storyline remain shrouded in mystery. According to Kakashi, the Byakugan is said to have predated the Sharingan, but there just exist too few details to give any accurate guess to the true origins of the Byakugan within Naruto.
The Byakugan, conceptually, originates with the largely Chinese philosophy/religion of Taoism.
Taoism and Budhism historically have separate origins but date back to very similar time periods (with some estimates having Taoism predate Budhism by a few hundred years - though the Indian concept of Budhism would not enter Ch