Long time, no see! Come check out my latest workHi everyone! It's been a very long time since I've stopped in on DeviantArt, and if you haven't already noticed, I am no longer running "Cute Storm". There where a lot of things that factored into me stepping away from sewing, and after a sudden illness several years ago I realized I had lost sight of the things that I wanted to persue most, primarily because of the amount of time I invested in my work (between designing new products, drafting patterns, prototypes, batch sewing, scheduling conventions, travel, running the website, filling orders, searching materials...the list never seemed to end, there was always an encyclopedic task list waiting for any spare moment).That said, I loved getting to meet so many of you at conventions, and I hope you continue to enjoy the fun and fluffy things I've made for you in the past. Your enthusiasm, your passion, your collective embrace helped make it worthwhile.So what am I doing now? I've taken the time and energy I had been pouring into my s
Submit for a new feature!Want to be featured in my journal? Just comment with your pieces! Since its a theme I love, show me your best rainbow colored artwork, plus a piece by another artist and I will feature both! Just post them in the comments for this journal entry!
Lucky packs and shop reduction sale.If you aren't already aware, I am trying to reduce our stock, which means it is lucky pack time! You get a selection of hats at a deep discount!This offer will only be available for a short period of time (possibly as little as a week), after that I am just donating whatever is leftover.Also, in general, I am moving away from restocking since I am no longer doing conventions, which means if there is anything you want, buy it now or risk loosing your opportunity!I also have a huge stock of extra fabric (fur, fleece and plush) that I am interested in selling but not shipping, so if you are interested in materials (and picking them up), send me a note.Ive had fun making these things over the years, but it's time for me to move on.Use the coupon code "clearance" to get 25% off product totals of $50 or more, this can be used on purchases that include lucky packs.
CUSTOM ONIGIRI OPEN!For a limited time, I am offering customized Onigiri through our Etsy shop! I've already cut them and added their fillings (your choice of tuna or nori!) and they are waiting for your choice of face! If you've seen me at conventions, you know the vast range of possibilities! Seize this RARE opportunity! This will NOT be an ongoing offering, so get them while available! I also have several styles that are fully finished and ready to ship as well as other adorable plushies ready and waiting for love!
Last day to get 25% off!I've added a lot of new items to the online store, and I am offering 25% off of your purchase with the coupon code "MemorialDay" Pass it along as a gift idea to friends and family! Also, getting closer to my next Kiriban at 350,000! Catch the screen cap for a prize!
New stuff in the shop, Flood of dresses coming!I've been busy updating our shop with new goodies, with more to come! Everything currently listed in our Etsy store is fully finished and ready to ship! Orders are shipped via USPS priority mail, so turn over time is quick right now!We've to from the convention circuit, so we have a TON of skirts, dresses and plush that you don't normally get to see online. I really need need to clear space in my studio, so all of the new dresses and skirts will be added at clearance prices: they will be a fraction of what we charged at convention, but they will only be available for a short time! Essentially, if the listing expires before it sells it will not be made available again!We have at least a dozen dresses and over 30 skirts that will be available shortly! I am also in the process of adding more hats and plush to the shop! Check out whats available, and keep an eye out for more! Treat yourself to some new goodies!
Feature Friday plus Kiriban!I asked my watchers to submit a picture from their own gallery, as well as one from another artist for a journal feature, and here are the pieces I was sent! Check out their amazing art! For next weeks feature, the format will be the same: one of your own plus one from another artist however I would like them to be themed around "Cinco de Mayo" since the holiday falls durning the week! I will ill also be giving away a small prize pack for my 350,000th page view. To win the "Kiriban" be the first to submit a screen cap of the 350,000th page view with the clock visible.Adult Magma Dragon - Magmax by DragonsAndBeastiesBento #14 : Panda Curry by Chu-Chu-PandaSailor Lolita Moon by Ayasal
Want your work featured? Comment!I haven't been on in so long, so catch me up! Send me a thumbnail of your favorite piece from your own gallery, plus one by another artist. Put it in the comments for this journal. I will also be doing a Kiriban giveaway for my 350,000th page view: do a screen capture including my front page and the clock to win a small but awesome prize. More than one person may view the same number if traffic is high, so be first in to win!
Back online!I know I've been absent for quite a long time, but I've reopened my online store and I am going to try and post here once again. You can also check out my Facebook Fan Page for more frequent updates and please do check out my online store as well! www.CuteStorm.com~Miss D
DIY Punk Clothing: Features, Tutorials and Links :thumb63597064: Heart Shirt by Breadstick-Memories R53 by Elaelith audio cassette embroidery by godfather763 WT Pants by Neumorin Perfect Zip-up Hoodie by spanky420 misfits hoodie by smarmy-clothes THE CASUALTIES dress by bettieblues FiestyFrankenstein by ash-bunny Black lace gothic fairy skirt by funkyfunnybone My jacket - back and front by Johnny-London i'm afraid of americans by Ziali T-Shirt by bugbuffet The Bad Bones Corset by silentplaceIf youve been inspired to customize your own clothes and dont know where to start, here are some ideas:1. The thrift store is your best friend. Youd be surprised by all the amazing things you can find there. I recently got a beautiful jacket with a corset backing for just five dollars.2. Screen printing is a great way to put your own designs on clothes. If youre feeling ambitious, check out this video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_8IMx0uMo&featurelayList&p=7000A6A25CCD6ACC&index=14 If youre like me and prefer an easier, quicker approach, I
MandelBulb3D DEcombinate Mix Mode TutorialHello everyone! Glad to see you all around! I've been testing new possibilities in Mandelbulb3D and I found easy and clever way, how to save your render time to make fabulous and outstanding pieces. Let me explain you what I'm talking about here!As the title says, there's a "Mix" mode in DEcombinate function. It remained unused for quite a time. It's time to make revolution.First of all, let's start with something basic, like bulbs! I will explain each step and every single thing to make you understand the technique! Ok, Let's go.I suppose you already opened your Mandelbulb. And now:1. In first formula slot place _AmazingBox formula, and keep it unchanged for now.2. In second slot, place boardIFS formula, and keep it unchanged as well. (Note: At Step 2 and 3 DO NOT OPEN Navi yet)3. Now what we exactly need to do is turn DEcombinate on and choose Mix mode! 4.
Art + Anatomy book RecommendationsEdit: updating this for new followers who might want to see this 15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past. I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending. TL;DR List of booksAnatomy BooksAn Atlas of Anatomy for Artists The Art of Animal Drawing
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowShare|ArchiveBy techgnoticIn Toronto & on deviantARTNo better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of the
2D Animation QnA by Liron Pe'er (aka LPDisney)English in NOT my native language and so I do apologize for any mistakes I might have writing this article. Everything that is written here is based on my personal knowledge and experience. By the time I wrote this article I did not work for any large company and therefore do not know how the industry works. I came to these tricks/tips/working systems by myself and with my own experience. Therefore there is a chance that there are better ways to do the things I explain here. Please take that under your consideration.Thank you,Liron Pe'er (aka LPDisney).:iconLPDisney:Follow My Work:Online Portfolio / Lady Ice Official Website / YouTube Channel / Facebook / Tumblr / LinedIn /
Referencing is not wrong A guide about referencingYou can discuss it---> here <---ThemeGalleryF.A.Q.Commissions InfoWe are a group of artists that have noticed there's widespread confusion and misconceptions spreading about the limits and ethics of referencing, so we have decided to help the community by clearing up the idea of what referencing is! -- You can also watch a video about it, just click here! What is referencing?When we talk about “referencing,” we could also talk about “searching for information.” Imagine that you have to do an essay for school about plant
bright and colourful III A small selection from my "Photography" favourites! Meditative by Althytrion Daylily Trio by MYPeanutGallery Leguan by UdoChristmann
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekYour profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:Do:Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose fromShow off some art (that's what people are here for!)Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.Don't:Add so many images that your profile takes forever to loadUse garish or headache-inducing colorsMake text difficult to read with dark backgroundsNon-Premium WidgetsWhile many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsWhen it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!If you find the article informative, please it.----------------------------------------First things firstSo you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.TIP:Stick to what you're good at.Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it. Now that y
Featuring blues for Summer!This article is a feature of Deviations including the color blue.[http://chihuahua-yip.deviantart.com/journal/26132983/]