15% off everything in store Sale!I didn't get a chance to post this sooner, but there is an after Thanksgiving Sale happening right now in my cosplay store! 15% off your entire purchase when you use the code "FOODCOMA2012" at Checkout! Sales goes on until noon Monday the 26th.
Store link: http://yayahan.bigcartel.com
Etsy store link: (discount also applied) http://etsy.com/shop/yayahan
Thank you all for your support and happy shopping!
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! 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!
New Fanpage... For my Boobs!I have finally caved... All this peer pressure and people threatening to make this page for me... I thought, if there must be a fanpage dedicated to my breasts, shouldn't at least I be in control of it?New Fanpage... For my Boobs! in Personal More Like This
So here it is: The Yaya Han's Boobs page - please go ahead and Hit LIKE if you appreciate my chestal region, in or out of costume.
................................................................. If any of you think I'm serious even for a second, I'm gonna smack you. Happy April Fool's Day. Please do feel free to LIKE the page if you got a laugh out of it. I'm deleting it at midnight and am curious just how many LIKES my boobs could garner in under 24 hours... Thanks for laughing with me!!
September! Germany and Japan. And AWA!Posting this at 3am because I am jetlagged from Germany trip and not bothering to correct my sleep schedule. Afterall, I'm heading back out on Monday morning again, for a week in Japan.September! Germany and Japan. And AWA! in Personal More Like This
Germany happened right on the tail of Dragoncon, I fly to Frankfurt then drove to Kassel to partake in Connichi, the largest anime convention in Germany. And it was an amazing event, filled with cosplayers from various European countries in gorgeous meticulously crafted costumes. For a craftsmanship lover such as myself, it was a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by all this wonderful handiwork. For the first time in a long time at a convention, I could wear a costume made by me (Granado Espada Wizard) and know that the people who saw it believed that I indeed made it myself.
In the US, I used to never be challenged on whether or not I made my own costumes, but in the last few years it seems like people only want to know where I bought them. Indeed, it is far too easy to have a full costume made for
Commission Info! :)These commissions are mainly for drawings, but if your a good friend, ask me privately I can do other work as well. (such as wig stylin, logos, and some more stuff)Commission Info! :) in Personal More Like This
I will draw just about anything(characters, cosplay designs, original designs, etc), you can go through my gallery to see what I draw and the few styles I can do it in., if I can't I will simply tell you and apologies.
Paypal is the method for this, though friends can find other ways if needed. You can Note me about email addresses for paypal.
Note me with your request.
Type of commission. Bust, waist up etc.
Give me as much info on what you'd like as possible,
If it's your own character for example...
Name, age, Image references, personality traits, bad habits, specific tattoos, earrings, clothing, body type, ANYTHING that is relevant.
Colours for hair, clothing, eyes, or any other important feature.
I need as much info as possible
Mary Sues are the new foot binding.If you don't know what foot binding is, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_bindingMary Sues are the new foot binding. in Personal More Like This
Why do I draw a comparison between these two? I will explain why.
Foot binding is a classic example of a sexist practice where women are limited, quite literally and in a physical sense, to the point of serious disabilities in order to live up to a certain image of feminine beauty. A notion, if you will, of what females should be. The usage of the Mary Sue term works the same way.
Yes, I know what Gary Stus are, and yes, I know they exist. However, in the case of most male characters, it's far more acceptable to make them strong/intelligent/cunning/resourceful/capable or even more than one of these.
For female characters, this is not so. The second they show themselves to be even slightly above average in any kind of way, no matter how well-balanced they are otherwise, they're termed Mary Sues. It becomes unacceptable to even think, for one second, that female fictional charact
I'M BACK!Or not.I'M BACK! in Personal More Like This
Purging this account was more exhilarating than I expected. Mainly because it reminds me of how badly I played and broke the game known as deviantART. Really though.
Let's look at the interesting fact that I've been on the front page more times than I can count on my hands and toes and I've received 3 daily deviations as well as seniority. All for the price of being a major dick who picks just the opportune moments to pretend to have a heart [which I don't, by the way. Not for a crowd of posers looking to reap the benefits of being a follower].
Admittedly, you're all not like that--in fact a good many of you are great people trying to improve yourselves as artists. But then there are those morons who do nothing but follow. Followers who enjoy sitting there and vacantly hoping someone notices you. They won't. Unless you're amazing beyond comprehension--but most of you aren't. Sorry, it's true. I have had countless people noting me and asking me to advertise for them or they'll s
Bitching About April Fools on DeviantartLets get a little perspective, peopleBitching About April Fools on Deviantart in Personal More Like This
I Know that it is common knowledge that the art-world generally regards deviantart as a beckon of professionalism and respectability. To see something like this while browsing for serious prospective employees on another busy work sunday on a serious talent search site that is totally serious business guys is totally going to get you banned from the art world and loose you all the jobz you would have gotten that day! This is an outrageous prank! This is not what DA is about!
Come on guys, perspective.
If your gallery is so important to your life and career that you can not stand to have even one of your precious thumbnails momentarily obscured lest every employer decide that cats are no longer the "in" thing this year and black list you from the industry, you probably shouldn't be on DA. Yes, some people get a lot of traffic from DA, but lets be honest, this is not an appropriate site in which to host any kind of serious portfolio. Fine,
SMASH con report! (WITH PHOTOS YEY)GOSH! Smash just came and went so quickly like a fart in your face, I'm kind of just sitting there like "woah did that really just-- what just happened"SMASH con report! (WITH PHOTOS YEY) in Personal More Like This
I'm kind of too stingy ('kind of') to buy a sub, so I'm going to be difficult and link you to a tumblr post of my report with pictures and all here: http://chanface.tumblr.com/post/27483959135/smash-2012-report
EDIT: :iconry-spirit: is forcing me to post pictures by buying me a sub, gosh what a rude guy!! jksjks thanks bro ;v;
Me with :iconaznceestar:!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table during SMASH- whether to buy, look or just to say hi! Although, it was actually mostly :iconpet-chan: who was manning my table, so if you remember a gorgeous hime-fringed girl, THAT WAS HER+*+*+
Even though I wasn't at my table much, throughout the time that I WAS there, I have to say that I am so glad to have SMASH as my last fan trading event. The crowd was just so friendly, and all the customers I met were all
Thanks for your supportI'm happy to see a nice response to my novel! A lot of effort is put into it, (and a lot of tears)Thanks for your support in Personal More Like This
This novel is a full time dedication and I aspire to bring professional
quality work. If you believe I've done a good job, feel free to give a
little donation. There's no obligation or any set amount to donate; even
a cent makes me happy
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Things to Avoid When Making ComicsOr, Things That Really Annoy CrowbarThings to Avoid When Making Comics in Personal More Like This
Edit April 16: Given recent comments, it's come to my attention that the tone I've used is too derogatory and using others' work as examples was a huge mistake. I've rewritten it to be what I hope is more constructive, and removed the examples (since half were missing anyway). My intention with the examples was only to provide example of that one element, not to completely defame the authors or insinuate their entire comic is shit. All the examples had good and bad to them, but the focus of this write-up is the bad. [/edit]
The majority of these issues are things I see in OCT entries and could be easily avoided and/or improved on. Please be aware that these are things I find issue in, and some points may be more subjective than others. For most points, I've explained why I think it's wrong, what can be done to fix it, and how it can be made to work well. Above all, think about how each element of your comic impacts the narrative and
GratitudeGratitude in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of