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
News (Website + Instagram) + FeaturesNew Website + InstagramI've recently started my own website with a blog attached to it where everything I do will kinda come together: from my photography to my advanced edits and photomanips to stock (blog posts with stock usually link here, BUT there is a little extra available each time) and of course tutorials.I plan on coming back to doing video tutorials, too. I already got some new audio gear and hopefully that'll take care of my noise problem Won't take care of my time problem, but hey If you have something you'd like to see me ramble on about, feel free to suggest!artofkuschelirmel.deAaaand I have started posting to instagram as well and I'm having great fun posting pictures I mostly take on my way to/from work (
WEEKLY FEATURES PHOTOMANIPULATION #15:iconart-glory:Digital art photomanipulationwelcome to Art-Glory support / appreciation/ Showcase , these are best digital Photomanipulation from group's gallery and my favourites co￼llections , Please visit these wonderful works and show them your loveDaily DesviationCongratulations on Daily Desviation Morning coffee by SvetlanaKLimova (Suggested by @GeorgeXVIIand Featured by Gejda ) 2018-08-18With Crimson Tide, Cyren-Nalini makes a spectacular comeback to DA, creating a magical portrait with lovely lighting. ( Featured
Applying icons in Windows XPThis article will show you how to apply icons on your Windows XP system and will cover various types of icons and provide tips on changing system icons.Icon file format (.ico)These are the standard icons that you may experience.The following steps will show you how to apply them:1. Download the icons (if already downloaded skip to 2).2. Once downloaded extract the icons (if compressed in a zip/rar file otherwise go on to step 3) using a decompression utility such as Winzip or Winrar. Extract the icons to a directory such as "Harddrive > windows > icons" or any directory you wish.3. Next, locate the folder or shortcut who's icon you wish to change. Right click on this folder/shortcut and select "Properties" in the menu that appears.4. Wait for the Properties dialog window to open.<strong>
ART FeatureFeature time....Ice Tiger by JadeMerienFor a Muse of Fire by NanFeWarrior Carlness by aenaluckCthulhu by H-i-llTheFatRat - Mayday Official Artwork by jordangrimmerSpirited Away by RicoDZWarm sunset by EllysiumnThere's No Light Without Darkness - Scene 17 by mertereonMidnight Gamer by Mr-RipleyDragon Seeker - Raffle prize by Floverale-HellewenPrincess by trungbui42Ceremonial 3 by wlop
105 WatchersThank You !!!I would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone who has been supporting my journey here on DA, helping me learn new things, inspiring me to keep creating, broadening my horizon ... The time has come to learn how to do a feature journal to try and give my little piece back to the community. For obvious reasons I don't keep track of every single person who gave me a fave, comment or a llama badge so I will only include my watchers this time.Please excuse my inexperience in editing this, I do still have a lot to learn. I would also like to thank the person who created this skin and basically made this possible for me. Please check him out.
Commissions - ON, Waitlist - ONNote: I slightly raised the prices of the commissions (+$2) (upd. oct, 14)(But for October and November waitlist the prices are old) PLEASE READ BEFORE COMMISSIONS:Dear customers! Please try to write clearer what you really want to see in your commission (it's always hard to redraw a lot of details that you could inform me earlier); If you don't know how to describe - give me more visual refs (images); I don't work with deadlines! (Be patient please, arts takes time). But no too long: 3-4 weeks max! ; If you're not sure in my level - don't need to commission me, seriously, I'm not a high level artist
ART FEATUREI will update/notify people of this journal every Friday so ppl know what to do(non important information, you can skip this!)so for a while I have been contemplating one of these weekly-type thingies! this will be in my journals for a while : Paround when I first re-joined deviantart (September last year) I saw some ppl doing this and it gave me an idea, but sadly I didn't have core or the motivation in general to make some but now that I have 1.4k amazing watchers I feel like I should DEFINITELY make them something in return for being so amazing : Dmy features would go in order asPoint-Paid FeatureMy Top PicksNormal FeaturesSingle-user spotlightTraditional artanyway to the important stuff! aka rules. please read ALL of these or I'll smite you.-codeword is ebishi-comment ANYTHING at all and I will take a look at your gallery and find which ones I want to feature :3-please don't choose for me, I am in no way biased and I choose by what will look best next to each
Animal ABC's: Atlantic PuffinThe Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family. It is the only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean; two related species, the tufted puffin and the horned puffin, are found in the northeastern Pacific. The Atlantic puffin breeds in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland and the Faroe Islands, and as far south as Maine in the west and the west coast of Ireland and parts of the United Kingdom in the east. Although it has a large population and a wide range, the species has declined rapidly, at least in parts of its range, resulting in it being rated as vulnerable by the IUCN. On land, it has the typical upright stance of an auk. At sea, it swims on the surface and feeds mainly on small fish, which it catches by diving underwater, using its wings for propulsion.This puffin has a black crown and back, pale grey cheek patches and white underparts. Its broad, boldly marked red and black beak and
The difference between Vector and Vexel ArtAfter writing my first article on an introduction to getting into vexel and vector art, a question was raised to do with the differences between the art forms.I guess being so engrossed with the art forms for over 6 years now, I've taken my knowledge for granted. It's typical of any artist in most genres. What knowledge and skill set we have is second nature. So my second article, I'd like to show and explain you the differences between Vexel and Vector art. So I present to you, the dummies guide to the difference between vexel and vector art!IntroductionLooking straight at the work, it's hard to tell the difference between a skillfully created vexel and a vector. This is because they are not a style of art, but a medium of art.When we say a "medium" we mean with how a piece of art is created or what with. For instance we have both traditional and digital paintings. A traditional painting is created with, for example,
Featuring blues for Summer!This article is a feature of Deviations including the color blue.[http://chihuahua-yip.deviantart.com/journal/26132983/]