Full sized hats?!:iconohnoesplz:Full sized hats?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well Tiny Toppers ( I've been dying to say that XD) I have an exciting announcement!!
We've begun to make FULL SIZED Top Hats! :iconsobeautifulplz:
I'm so excited to announce this because I know it's been suggested to us a lot and we've thought about it a lot as well and we just decided to go for it! We've already made a full sized Classic Mad Hatter and I will probably post pictures of it tomorrow ^__^
I'm excited to see what everyone thinks, and if everyone has a favorite hat they'd like to see turned full size!! ^___^ Which hats do you think would go over best in full top hat form? :iconawwwplz:
I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts
Anyways, That's all for now! We will be attending a few cons in the upcoming weeks, but I'll write another journal about that ^_^ I just couldn't wait to tell everyone
I hope you're all staying fancy, keeping your pinkies up, and waxing your mustaches
:iconjollygoodplz: - Cassie
About the Accusation.So I woke up this morning, and found my DA page rather bombarded with accusing comments by a user named AetasSerenus.About the Accusation.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I've blocked him and deleted most of his comments since he basically wrote the same thing everywhere he could find in my page(what an annoying business it was to find all of them like tracking down cockroaches in your room). I've always simply ignored such a user, but this time I thought it was necessary to rebut what he said as I am quite offended.
Well, he argues that I'm a fraud,
that I somehow get the photograph from the Internet and tinker it with Photoshop and post it on DA as if I have painted it myself.
The 'evidence' he offers is even less creative.
1) He argues that the exif data(the data that was automatically stored with the image) states that Photoshop CS5 is used
- well, isn't this obvious? I use Photoshop for all my images. Photoshop is used to adjust the size and correct the colours of the image, after I've taken the photo of my work, so that the i
I have made a new account!A stock account that is!I have made a new account!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be posting resources there. Free stock images, I will try making some screentones, colour pallets and photoshop/sai brushes too! All images, tones and brushes will be free for use without crediting etc. ( because its just so tedious OTL) New Zealand has some breathtakingly beautiful skies and sceneries so I will be doing a ton of those too :iconsmilieplz: Stock account can be found here! http://moni158stock.deviantart.com/ Still in the process of uploading stuff but I should have a bunch up very soon
Ohhh! and I am still compiling my feature list! I am so happy with the amount of suggestions you guys gave me! Hopefully some under loved deviants will be getting the love they deserve soon :iconkissyplz:
Katsucon and Getting Beat UpHey y'all!Katsucon and Getting Beat Up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'll be at Katsucon the weekend after this, for Friday only (just going down for the day with some friends). If you're awake at 9 am on Friday, you can catch me at the gazebo with the big Sakizou cosplay group! I'll be dressed as Alice, so just look for the Alice with the toy white rabbit. :3 Katsucon is in National Harbor, Maryland, at the fabulous Gaylord Hotel.
So that's all fun and good, but also I wanted to mention a thing on here about something I hear all the time. I get a lot of feedback from fans who, for reasons unknown to me, bemoan the fact that they wish they looked like me or were popular like me. Seriously. People say this. I can't count how many girls write to me and say they wished they were me, because they feel they're not pretty or outgoing enough. I have nothing but sympathy for young people, especially girls, who feel they aren't attractive or well-liked, or feel like outsiders in their school or social
Finally Leaving DA :) So long my friends!Looong happy journal ahead!Finally Leaving DA :) So long my friends!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone and happy holidays, I hope your year has been a good one and if not, I hope next year will bring good tidings to you and your family
Now then, onto other things. I just want to say that the following journal has been well thought out and is meant to be a positive thing.
As most of you know, I rarely come on DA anymore. I have all but left, and now it's time I say goodbye. The reason I am writing this journal is because so many of my friends and artists I watch just delete their account or disappear off DA. But I don't want to be like that; I have had a wonderful experience on DA and this site deserves more than that. I have made too many good friends on here.
So, here is the history of Drayok (me) and my time spent on DA and finally, why I am leaving.
DA is the entire reason I got into art. Before DA, I might have occasionally drawn. Like once a year, but never knew what art could really be, never knew what art could do to a person. I found
International Tiger Day + FeatureYesterday was International Tiger Day: an annual day of both celebration of the beauty of, and awareness of the plight of, tigers. Tiger populations around the globe have plummeted due to hunting, habitat loss and climate shifts. 100 years ago there were more than 100,000 tigers left in the wild. Today their numbers sit at a meagre 3,200. Three subspecies of tiger have already gone extinct. The remaining 6 subspecies are either endangered or critically endangered. In a decade, they may all be completely extinct from the wild. They've lost over 90% of their habitat, and the shifting climate is threatening to remove what little we've left them. If we don't mitigate the impacts of climate change now, the Sundarbans (their largest remaining stronghold) will be under water in 50 years. It's not a problem for our granchildren: many of us will live to see this.International Tiger Day + Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In order to save them, we need to mitigate their impacts on their environment and that of the rest of the ecosystem. We need to work
Sharing is CaringSo as most of you know I posted a video tutorial of me making one of my dragons on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCiPn7MUjw&context=C4b5df20ADvjVQa1PpcFNlI9Ovm88GNUagg5YVFu4EzQY19W7S2b8= It's been pretty cool seeing the dragons people have made from watching it. I think it might be fun to post them in a journal, just to see how different and unique they all turned out.Sharing is Caring4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know some of you have expressed concern that the video will just encourage copycats. Well, after over two years of posting online I have learned a few things. First, imitation and copying is inevitable. It sucks but it IS going to happen at some point if your work becomes popular enough. I do have copycats, and I do keep an eye on them. I can't really do much about them, unless they blatantly copy a design. So I've learned to live with it. I appear to have a very protective fanbase, as I am constantly alerted by you good people when anyone might be copying me. I like to think that most people can figure out
Regarding the Boston Marathon BombingI've tried to write this journal a few times, but I am having trouble finding words.Regarding the Boston Marathon Bombing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in Massachusetts, so Boston is "my home" when I travel and the city that I most strongly associate with myself. I'm mad. I don't know how to feel about things like this other than to be mad. In an age of immediate and 24 news, it's hard to not know who or why, and endlessly frustrating to watch people fight and blame without any factual information.
I do love the quote from Fred Rogers that has been going around. But I also think about the words of people like George Carlin. Is this just how we live now? I feel like people my age, who were teens during 9/11, live our lives just assuming that any and every day there's a chance we could be violently and senselessly killed by a random act of violence. Does that mean that the people who do these things have succeeded?
Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: WINNERS ARE: :iconChibiterasuOkamiden: #9 :iconPaigePonPon: #2 :iconMiss-HyperShadow: #8 :iconKodriak: #1 :iconShadowedPorcelain: #7 :iconlizziecat1279: #4 :iconramuramu: #3 :iconIanaLy: #6 :iconEeren: #5
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #33 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #34!
We FINALLY got some keys for sale through Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?keywords=keyper's+cove&qid=1370294396&rh=k%3Akeyper's+cove%2Cn%3A3367581&sortrice
To Celebrate, we are giving away 9 free keys (the ones you see in the picture) instead of 1! One Key a day every day for the next 9 days We will be giving away one of each. We only have 9 designs on Amazon because we can only put ones on Amazon t
A PSA on artistic studiesOkay guys, I feel like I've had to say this a million times already so let me just compile my thoughts here in this journal, one last time.A PSA on artistic studies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My studies have been getting a lot of attention recently, and I appreciate all the nice comments, but... I'm not going to pretend like I'm some kind of authority on art. Lots of people have asked if they can use my studies as reference-- you're welcome to use my stuff, but I would highly recommend you study from life instead.
I can not overstate how much better it is to study directly from real life, whether it's from photos or a live model sitting in front of you. An artist will make mistakes, and if you look to their studies as a guide for your own artistic development, you risk making those same mistakes-- that won't be an issue if you work directly from the source material, i.e., reality.
I've had numerous people request that I do a study in a particular style of clothing that they're trying to learn. This doesn't make any se
When artwork is deleted?Wonder how DA decides to delete a deviation... my DisneyWhen artwork is deleted?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
pin ups where deleted a couple of years back and i understood why as they said some of the cartoon fictional characters were young. But i have seen hundreds of deviations of disney characters as pin ups, including the lovely work by mimi-na... perfect example, http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Disney-Pinups-Wallpaper-87404466
Here is my piece below that was removed... http://www.keiframes.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/some-recent-work.html
Is it worth me reposting it? I don't want to get in trouble but i would like to share my work on DA, as well as some new Disney pin ups I am planning.
What do you guys think? Any DA admins advice would be most useful.
Ironic thing is, i went for an interview with Disney a couple of months back and the two ppl who interviewed me said they loved this piece!!!! (i didnt include it in my portfolio as i was worried they wouldn't approve) but when i got there they had printed it out th
[Closed] GiveawayUPDATE:[Closed] Giveaway3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
1st prize winner of a colored fullbody: Stolen-Dreamer
2nd prize winner of a colored halfbody: NiriPani
Congratulations guys! Please note me with the character you'd like me to draw for you
If the winners don't get back to me within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn
Hi guys I recently hit a watcher milestone and as a thank you to all you lovely people, I'm holding a giveaway
The rules are simple
You must be a watcher
The more the merrier! The more people who participate, the better the prizes
To participate, you must favorite this journal! If you want additional chances to win a
The SiegeA new video trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online came out today (second in the series) and it's very cool, imo! The trailer has Argonians and they look amazing! Also, they got an actor to play Mannimarco, who interacts with the traitorous Breton from the previous trailer. Anyways, check it out!The Siege2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(I love that the Ebonheart Pact is highly prolific in this trailer). For the Pact!
[Looking for More] Warchick Server List IMPORTANT: This blog is for the Server-List Only[Looking for More] Warchick Server List5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi Gals, to prevent this blog from getting too long to keep track of the comments, this blog will now be the Warchick Server List only. Please refer to the [Looking for More] Official Warchick Servers for news about our warchick servers, Nesingwary (US) and Dragonblight (EU).
Alright gals, the Warchicks have been around for a few months now, it's time to start moving things from DeviantART onto WoW itself! One of the great things about being in an all-girl community is making new friends, right? I'm sure there are some of you out there that have been hoping to find a questing partner, a gal much like yourself. Here are the ways we hope to introduce you to other Warchicks:
We have compiled a Warchick Server List with data from our Warchick IDs to show which servers our warchicks are playing on. You will find this list below.
The server list
100 Points Giveaway[CLOSED]100 Points Giveaway[CLOSED]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you want 100?
Just do all of the following:
1. Add me on your watch list.
2. Give me a llama[if you haven't.]
3. Fave this Journal
4. Fave 3 of my works.
5. And leave a comment on this journal.
By January 19, I will randomly choose a participant who will receive the 100 .
Good luck to all.
Raffle is CLOSED already, and the winner had been declared too.
POINT GIVEAWAY WINNEROMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG OMGOMGPOINT GIVEAWAY WINNER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm DOING AN AMAZING POINT GIVEAWAY!!!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FAV THIS JOURNAL AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN POINTS
Open Letter to Lady GagaDear Lady Gaga,Open Letter to Lady Gaga4 years ago in Personal More Like This
To say I find you grossly offensive would be an understatement. Let's begin by looking at your early music.
Well look at that. It's all about fucking random dudes and partying. You know, like every other pop artist ever. So you had to go the extra mile and dress in a way that would make Dr. Frank N. Furter cringe to get attention. How edgy and completely inane.
What's this? Suddenly you realize you have a big following in the gay community! Well shit, we can't let this opportunity pass you by! So all of the sudden your music has a big ~*MESSAGE*~ about ~*BEING YOURSELF*~. Considering this is coming from someone who made their fortune doing things simply for attention and shock value, it's almost some sick parody. Yeah, be yourself. Except when you can sacrifice your true image to build up this fake caricature to make a few million.
Oh wait. Now you're bisexual. Well that just validates everything you have to say about the LGBT community, doesn't it? Congra
Art Raffle! - WinnersSo for Christmas I've decided to host a small art raffle /o/Art Raffle! - Winners3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The rules are simple;
Add this journal to your faves, and on Christmas eve I'll use random.org to pick two winners. (You can remove the journal from your faves after the raffle is done) Those two lucky people will get a colored sketch from me of one of their OC's! C:
So, Enter away /o/
Keep in mind, I don't draw nudity or fancharacter stuff, sorry!
Thanks to everyone who entered! C:
winners: make sure to note me your request!
OTAKUTHONI'll be at OTAKUTHON in Montreal, Canada, this weekend!OTAKUTHON3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the con site: http://www.otakuthon.com/
I'll be at table #244 in the Exhibition Hall! I'll be selling everything in the Starfighter shop, INCLUDING CHAPTER 02!
ALSO! I'll be doing a late night 18+ panel scheduled for Saturday at 11PM, in the room "Panel 7" which is room #524AB!
I hope to see you there!
(Sorry for the late announcement, there were some arrangements that needed to be made before I sent this out!)
/// :iconabellaplz: STARFIGHTER STAMPS :iconcainlaplz: ///
..And one for Machine!
+18 MATURE CONTENT /// STARFIGHTER COMIC ONLINE
Men Going Their Own Way and the Batman shootingWhat is it and why should I care:Men Going Their Own Way and the Batman shooting3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) is a civil rights movement for men. It advocates the pursuit of legal action, protests, and organization to promote men's health research and legal parity between the sexes (in particular divorce law and child custody). The premise is there is a huge disparity between funding for men's health and women's health, in particular cancer research and "the male pill." Also, with the huge number of divorces in this country, most of whom are filed by women under "no fault," there needs to be changes made to the laws and precedents such that women do not automatically end up with the children in settlements on the sole basis of their gender. They call an end to women denying the fathers the opportunity to see their children in cases where violence, abuse, and infidelity were not the cause of the divorce (the 'no fault' divorces). They also advocate the end of violence against men as the primary form of humor in
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Art thieves/Jewelry resellers ( + musingsBreaking the self imposed hiatus to rant! I've been on DA for quite a few years (this isn't my first account) and I've never really been bothered by art thieves or suchlike, but recently I found out that someone actually ripped all the pictures and descriptions off my Etsy site (without my knowledge or permission, obviously) and relisted them on his own website for a tidy profit. I'm not the only person whose jewelry was up there, and I've already contacted them to let them know about the site, as well as asked the owner to take them off, though I don't know yet if he will. A screenshot (edited out the address/links as there's no need for anyone to harass him, I've already contacted the other people involved) with comparison to the original price:Art thieves/Jewelry resellers ( + musings3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I guess art thieves don't just stick to images nowadays. The saddest part of this is, he's someone who makes jewelry himself and I actually watch
How to win at deviantART: ExposeddeviantART is a categories game.How to win at deviantART: Exposed4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to deviantART's hq, "deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results (ie. front page) is known as Fair Exposure. The goal is to maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. "
What this boils down to is that certain art categories have inherent ranking advantages and others inherent ranking disadvantages on front page as a means of ensuring that a variety of works from across deviantART are visible on front page and not just that of one category. Sounds pretty good right?
Well let me say before I continue that I do not know deviantART's actual mathematical algorithm for front page ranking. However, I think that anyone who notices the composition of front pages (whether 8 hour or 24, main or by category) and the statistics of the pieces that populate those fronts pages can give you a pretty good guess.
You may have noticed d
Strawberry PastaWoke up early and I love making a really simple, yet delicious dish which is healthier than my bad habit of having cereals or pancakes. Plus, I am active person and I need an energetic "start of day".Strawberry Pasta1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When I say about italian pasta with strawberries and cream with sugar, most of my foreigner friends faces were expressing "yuck!" like it was a bad combination. It's rather popular in Poland.
I thought to share it
I love it not only for refreshing taste but it's very easy to make. I love tasting food and I'm sort of interested in culinaries but I hate cooking. I can't stand being kitchen. Also I'm lazy with making food but more in meaning... I don't like wasting time on it But that's how I am.
Simply it's pasta with crème fraîche (kind of sour cream)/or kefir/or natural yogurt, fresh chopped strawberries and with brown sugar.
Healthier alternative is brown rice instead of pasta.