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This is an opinion piece. I have an opinionated opinion.



Illustrators and cosplayers alike are widely varied in their approach to the number of diamonds on Harley's costume.  Since there is little consistency in the illustrations themselves, this makes it difficult for cosplayers to select the "right" number. There doesn't really seem to BE a "right" number.

Placement is a related issue, at least as far as illustrators are concerned. Some (not all) illustrators get really over-enthusiastic and start putting the diamonds all over the place.

But the placement of Harley's diamonds is really very specific and not at all random. They're meant to evoke a sense of the old patterned Arlecchino costume, not reproduce it. Too many diamonds makes the costume too busy from a stylistic sense for a dainty female character in a streamlined design, and they're placed to be symmetrical and therefore flattering. The majority of illustrators faithfully adhere to the proper placement and cosplayers by and large get this right

The "correct" placement is this:
- Group of diamonds on upper right arm
- Group of diamonds on lower left arm
- Group of diamonds on upper right thigh
- Group of diamonds on lower left calf
- Group of diamonds on left buttock

But the number of diamonds remains a pickle. Not even Bruce Timm himself is consistent with this and so fans must extrapolate based on what majority they can find. And there is a majority.
Without doubt, Harley should have three black diamonds on her right thigh and two red diamonds on her right upper arm. There should be three red diamonds on her left buttock as well.

The left side, after that, begins to get trickier. There may be three on the arm, or two. There may be two on the leg, or three.  Which is it?

In my approach, I go back to the original BTAS character design. This was Harley's first inception and therefore, in my own pedantic eyes, is the "true" one. The template, if you will, that all variations and interpretations should use as their starting point. It shows the best placement and the most accurate number.

But in making the final decision about the amount of diamonds on the left side, I use stylistic logic and compare how the costume mirrors itself on each side. Because that's what the costume design is all about: symmetery.

If there are three black diamonds on her right leg, then it makes symmetrical sense for there to be three black diamonds on her left arm. Likewise with her leg: if there are two red diamonds on her right arm, then two red diamonds on her left leg is most complementary. In this way, a precise, symmetrical mirror "reflection" is achieved. There is balance and harmony and this creates strength in the overall design.

Of course, many will feel the issue isn't an important one and that's fair enough. There's no rule book to say a cosplayer can't add just as many diamonds as they please. But for those looking for absolute accuracy, balance and full design impact, the power and appeal of precise symmetery is worth considering.
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Bull Elephant Wheatpaste by Street Artist TOVEN in Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore
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Spray paint on a bedroom wall.
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A thank-you star =)
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Ada whispers to his ear ''it's over Wesker''

Characters and background belong to CAPCOM
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A flow chart that I had to make in ICT, I picked this game and demonstrated the different choices in the game and the impact these would have on the next section and final outcome, presented in the format of a flow chart, I'm really proud of how it turned out too


Sources for images

Resident Evil logo
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Jill
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RPD and Nemesis
© uk.ign.com/articles/2012/08/23…

Downtown Screenshot
© www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiLwkO…

Kitchen Screenshot
© www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4J-iM…

Raccoon Press
© residentevil.wikia.com/The_Rac…

Sub-station
© residentevil.wikia.com/Substat…

Earthquake
© www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiLwkO…

Trolley Crash
© www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiLwkO…

Nemesis Clock Tower
© www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiLwkO…

Bridge
© www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiLwkO…

Chopper battle
© www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwNmap…

Final Battle
© www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFCwwq…

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Feeding an army was not an easy task, Piers felt bad for the chefs who was yelled at in the canteen. They probably did their best to make this enormous amount with a limited time and budget. Believe or not, he was a picky eater when he was a kid, until one summer his dad had him work in a godforsaken farm for three months. He learned the hard way that food, as well as those who made them, should be respected.  
"Look at this, they're serving corn bread AGAIN," Andy sat down besides them, complaining about his food, "it's like eating cardboard! Four days in a row!"    
"I can trade this green lump with your corn bread," Marco offered, playing with the over cooked green beans with his fork. Each had a different version of the lesser evil.    
"Boys," Jill joined their table, "how's your training?"    
"You know our captain," Andy gestured, "he won't let us go easily."    
"Say, madam," Marco slid closer to Jill, "we've won a lot of battles now because of the good training we're getting, yes?"    
"That's true, what's your point?" Jill asked, mixing her salad.    
"Wouldn't you agree that good nutrition is as important as good training?" Marco hinted, blatantly.    
"I see," Jill nodded, she for one, wasn't very keen on the food here either, "Chris, do you have anything to say about this subject?"    
"Huh?" Chris almost finished his plate, "I think the food is OK." he shrugged, keep working on the last bit.    
"Captain!" Marco cried in disappointment.    
Piers lowered his head to hide a smile. As far as he could tell, Chris *always* ate like a hungry bear, not sure if he was just appreciative of all the foods, or he did not have a working sense of taste at all. Either way, Piers found it oddly arousing.  


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Finally, second meal of the day. This piece took me so long.. 13 characters..and those meals.. _(:з√∠)_
Hope our boys enjoy their meal lol. They need energy for their afternoon activities. :P

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:iconadngel: :iconoo-fil-oo: :icondeexie: :iconkodracan: :iconx-n-a: All modifications by me. 

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Workflow: XPS + Blender via Cycles + CS6
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Just a little random photobash gurl. Yesh the size is huge.. by design :3
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Naruto Fanart. This time Sakura Haruno.

I've changed to much the design :c and few things could be better.
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Either link is fitting music for this gif :D : Λ Λ

If you have a question about animating, I'm not the person you should be asking.  I did flip books as a kid and did half a year of animating in college and I didn't retain any of that information.  I'm just good at making a bit of sense out of sequential images.  My only tip would be to study gestures, good animation, and take a class if you can.

AMP; Annie Mei © *dCTb
All work done in GIMP
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Related:
AMP|Flipping Annie Mei-tion by dCTbAMP|Running AnnieMei-tion by dCTbAMP|Cliffhanger AnnieMei-tion by dCTb

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Dark Elsa - me
Elsa - Sonya
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Harley
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Digital Optimization of a cool commission of Harley with a Lil' Joker popping out of the Box ! =) It was drawn by the amazing Humberto Ramos {artist well-known for his contributions for DC Comics (Superman, The Flash, JLA), Marvel (Spider-Man, X-Men, Avengers...) but also for Fairy Quest or Crimson, that he created } - I did some washing, boosted the colors, played with few effects & added the background.

Original Lines: :iconelramos:
Digital Effects & Background: :iconbencomics:
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Not looking to happy sad clown
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Middle!
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Wanna do this for a costume...but I don't have it nearly ready to display...so I decided to do a buddypoke version of it until I get it done. So Harley Quinn as a guy, thus Harold Quinn...Harry Quinn...Mr. Quinn, whatever you wanna call it...this is what it is.
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Here's a quicky of Harley Quinn! I've been itching to draw her again, but don't have the time at the moment to give her a proper, finished piece with commissions and work. So, this was to at least hold me over for now ;)
Based on her Ame Comi figure because...because I can, haha!
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Harley and Ivy
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My two favorites villains ! The perfect couple !
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Work in progress
Inpired by Elias Chatzoudis's work [link]
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Comics and cartoon used:
Batman Adventures - Mad Love episode comics
Harley Quinn comics
Batman the new Adventures episode 'Mad Love' cartoon
Copyright DC comics and Warner Bros
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2012 Thank You!!
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title says everything ;)


a small hommage to Tanya Chalkin's 'Kiss'



Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy belong to DC Comics
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Ever since I saw the episode of "Danny Phantom" called "Urban Jungle" in which Sam gets transformed into a mini-me version of Poison Ivy I have wanted to depict a scenario in which the two of them meet.

Here it is.

Poison Ivy (c) DC Comics
Sam Manson (c) Nickelodeon
art (c) me
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Here's my try at rendering something more... casual for our lovely blue scientist :3 Did you know she likes to play with pillows? Bunny Emoji-30 (I'm cute) [V2] 

Also, entry submission for the Asari-Assembly group contest of February 2014.

Liara T'Soni from the Mass Effect series, recreated in DAZ Studio, rendered with Lux via Reality plugin.


As usual, this is NOT an official model, it has been created from scratch using DAZ Studio's V4 as base.


This preview does not give enough justice to the massive work and effort put for this model, I suggest you to see the full HQ version by downloading the picture.


If you like my work, please consider taking a second to express your ideas and/or feedback, any kind of consideration is appreciated and it helps me shape new and improved artworks in the future.

Thank you.
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If you look closely, you can actually pinpoint the exact moment she breaks his heart in two.
In Shot Down, I spent a ton of time posing Ashley so her expression and body language differed slightly in every frame. However, those subtle details seemed to have been lost in the transition into comic frames. So here she is in all her janky animated goodness. Also, bonus points to anyone who get's the reference of the quote.

Original can be seen here:
Shot Down by HuggyBear742
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All rights reserved to Bioware and EA Games!

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No copyright infringement intended. This is non for profit just for fanart and educational purposes. I respect companies who work on every game. Please always credit the companies behind the models and if you haven't bought their awesome games yet, DO IT NOW! They're awesome :)

I changed his proportions a bit, gave him new spec, bump and lightmaps and added the pants. Especially for :iconspyke1985: who had input on the model too.

Credits go to :icontheraiderinside: ktr-liane07 :iconsumirehaikuxna:

Enjoy!
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Drawing for :iconnaruto11222:.
He asked me to represent his Shepard sisters from his fanfiction: LC Max Shepard  and Commander Alex Shepard; Liara and Ashley are their girlfriends (Max x Ashley, Liara x Alex).
Sorry if it took me so much, but their uniforms are rich in detail.
The other commissions are almost ready, but they're also have a lot of detail so it will take me a while to color them. I ask you to have a little bit of patience.
Until then, enjoy!
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I felt like fluff. And blue. So here's both! :D

I've been trying to get this one done since January, but I never had the time. I finally could get it started the other day, though, and after re-drawing the whole initial sketch, I'm
actually glad I only could get to it now, cause I'm pretty happy with it :).

Biotics are hard to make, though D:. And can they do that swirley thing with the hearts? Let's just say they do for this picture :P



Liara and Shep belong to BioWare, art is mine.
Please don't copy, trace, steal or post without my permission.
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I was surfing randomly and came acrosse the "Fistful of yen" meme and had to a do a quicky. :giggle:

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Ashley models by Goha7777
Mass Effect and its characters belong to BioWare(c)
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Related: GarrusxShepard: We All Need an Archangel by LoneWolf117ShepardxMiranda: Imperfections by LoneWolf117
Liara: SonYume 
Shepard: Just-Jasper 
Background: deadendthrills.com

XNA Posing Studio 10.9.8 + Max2014 and Mental Ray.
Shepard (C) Bioware and Electronic Arts.
Liara T'Soni (C) (C) Bioware and Electronic Arts.
Created for enjoyment, no copyright infringement intended.
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Another photo about my Yennefer cosplay - rest of the photoshoot is coming soon, right after the end of The Witcher cosplay contest! It was so awesome to be Yennefer for this photoshoot, I can't wait to be her again at PlayIt this november :3

MU, costume, hair and edit by me
Photo by S.I.Art

Come and join me on Facebook for all the new photos and....everything :D (Big Grin) <3 www.facebook.com/abigailsins
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Yeeeeeeay, finally! It was my big dream to portrait her since I first read about her in the Witcher saga. I was super excited when I first saw her new render for The Witcher 3 and I inmediatly fall in love with her and the desin all over again.
It's such a great thing to cosplay her, I can't wait to hang out as Yennefer in the next conventions in this year :)

Hope you like it guys, other photos are comeing soon! :)

MU, costume, hair and edit by me
Photo made by S.I.Art , my lovely friend

Come and join me on Facebook for all the new photos and....everything :D <3 www.facebook.com/abigailsins
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Created with XNALara + Photoshop

Legion Model by 
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Weapon by :iconnach77:
Background by :iconsirius-sdz:

Character belongs to BioWare. This was made only for fun and I don't profit from this.

Check out my other versions:

Liara T'Soni by Leo-Fina Garrus Vakarian by Leo-Fina Thane Krios by Leo-Fina Aria T'Loak by Leo-Fina Kasumi Goto by Leo-Fina Miranda Lawson by Leo-Fina <da:thumb id="489690709"> 
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Created with XNALara + Photoshop

Edi Model by 
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Background by :iconsirius-sdz:

Character belongs to BioWare. This was made only for fun and I don't profit from this.

Check out my other versions:

Liara T'Soni by Leo-Fina Garrus Vakarian by Leo-Fina Thane Krios by Leo-Fina Aria T'Loak by Leo-Fina Kasumi Goto by Leo-Fina 
Miranda Lawson by Leo-Fina <da:thumb id="489690708">  
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Based off of her appearance in the first movie    
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my fan art.
The sorceress in Dragon's crown game. I have ever drawn big breasts.
my friend told me it's too small bigger.....bigger
I think I will practise more.... haha
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Fanart Sorceress from Dragon's crown :D
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sex~
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COD! - Comment Or Die!

I was bored and I had this in mind for quite some time so... I made it now :D

Made with XNALara
Models from
Here (Liara) nach77.deviantart.com/art/Liar…
Here (Tali) sumirehaikuxna.deviantart.com/…
Here (Civilian) nach77.deviantart.com/art/Fema…
Here (Walls,floor,windows,door) hatofass.deviantart.com/art/ME…
Here (baby... only recolored) sumirehaikuxna.deviantart.com/…

Can't find links for the rest of the models anymore :o

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Something I did when trying to figure out how to draw a Krogan.

Sketched on paper, lined and coloured on SAI.

Tumblr post version
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I'm a HUGE Mass Effect fan! I play the game like a madwoman and I'm obsessed with reading almost any and all fanfiction of it! So one day I decided to get off my lazy behind and draw some fanart of my FemShep. This is the result! (Oh, and sorry for the crappy picture quality, I don't have a scanner so I just take pictures from my phone *embarassed laughter*)

The idea behind this one was inspired by the infamous love triangle scene in Mass Effect. The fact that I couldn't alter my FemShep's sexual orientation in the first place was upsetting to me. And I hated the fact that in order to keep Kaidan from falling in love with her was to go Renegade on him or risk the creepy flirting action that the other two dialogue options gave me. *shivers*

Don't get me wrong! Kaidan is my bro! I save him on Virmire because i find his biotics useful and he's like a brother to my FemShep ... and because Kaidan's "like a brother" to her, it just made it all the more awkward when the "choose one of us" scene came up.

Anywho, this is the result of all of that drama! Enjoy!! :)

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