A lot of people have asked me about cosplaying my princess dresses, but Chibirinoa is the first person to actually send me photos! AGHHGHJdfgd so pretty.
Doomsday....sorry, you missed it.Since the concept of the Leap Year was first implemented back in 45BC, there have been about 514 of them.Without the extra day every 4 years, we would be in 2013.As the Mayan Calendar doesn't take leap years into account; 2012 has been and gone.(Edit - no: I'm not smart enough to work that out myself. I read it!)
Live interview with #AsktheArtist!Hey folks! I'll be the interviewee over at AskTheArtist on August 25th, 2012 at 5:00 PM PST. (Here's a time converter for you if you're in another time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/ )It's a chat based interview where you can plop down in the interview chat, talk freely with others, and lob questions at the host ( thefluffyshrimp ) who will then chuck them with impeccable accuracy at yours truly.For more information just hit up the good folks at :iconasktheartist:, they've got everything covered.Looking forward to seeing you there if you decide to stop by! :]
DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?"What is FAN ART? Fan art is a statement saying: ' I LOVE YOU.' "Like to DRAW & SELL art of characters that you don't own on DeviantArt, et al?Know the IP laws and fan art laws. This is important to DA fan artists.
On Graduating-Hey guys, I know for a lot of you graduation is coming up super fast, and it seems completely absurd that it's been almost a year ago since I was in that boat. I well remember the two options presented to me:1) Get a studio job. Preferably close to home.2) Move back in with my parents. Possibly get a day job or something.I just wanted to remind ...whoever is reading this... that there are about a gazillion alternatives. In fact, any possible train of actions you can conceive of is an option. It's hard to think of options not presented to you as options, but you really can go anywhere and do anything. This is the only time in our lives when we don't have any greater obligations- we don't have a wife and kids to provide for, no company that would collapse without us, our bodies can handle sleeping on a springy old couch for a while. This is EXACTLY when you should take a gigantic risk because the only thing y
Random MusingsYou know what character I've always wanted to draw correctly but never could? Jasmine from Aladdin. No matter how many times I've tried, studying the character, the animation, etc... I just can't do it right. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.For that matter I wish I had a more disney-seque style of drawing. I think you can see some Mickey Mouse and Bone inspirations in my shorter cartoony characters like Spot or Talus... but when it comes to human beings I have a very hard time moving away from my Rumiko Takahashi roots. I really envy some of my fellow artists here on DA who have gorgeous linework and character designs, especially in the realm of the face. I've tried but, like Jasmine, I struggle.When I get Super Mario 3D Land for my 3DS, you can probably expect to see a lot of fanart of characters running around with Tanookie tails. I friggin' LOVED the leaf powerup in Super Mario Bros 3 and it's been damn close to 20 years since it's been in a new Mario game.I hate spoilers, but
Level 5 Trolling and Pacific Rim BeatenLevel 5 TrollingIf this is old news, forgive me I just found it and thought it was hilarious:Level 5 Studios (the company most noted for the Professor Layton series) was having their 15th year anniversary this week. Along with discounted game prices, part of the celebration was to make a wallpaper featuring player voted favorite characters. Unfortunately for Level 5, the voting of these characters quickly came under attack by trolls who hijacked the results and submitted obscure minor characters instead. The final list included the airplane from Aero Porter in first place with 46,000 votes.Rather than toss out the votes and start over, Level 5 just rolled with it and produced the wallpaper with the skewed results anyway. You can download the wallpaper here: http://www.level5.co.jp/15th/vote/I think what I love most about this is that they actually went with the airplane. The inanimate object from the Aero Porter games gets TOP BILLING on the poster. That's hilari
Dear Japan,Again; WTF?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2208051/Bagel-head-trend-Are-saline-injections-Japans-extreme-beauty-look-yet.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DTamara%2BAbrahamKindest regards,The World.
Illustration and Emotion according to Petar...In my never-ending crusade to prove to Deviantart users that 99% of them are illustrators and that it's a legitimate form of art, I thought I would share this cool article. The blog Muddy Colors is an excellent resource for any illustrator, professional or aspiring or hobbyist, and this is a particularly insightful entry from one of my favourite illustrators, Petar Meseldzija on the topic of making emotionally charged work. Scroll down to the bottom of the entry and this is part I of II so stay posted!http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2011/11/illuxcon-4.htmlMy own commentary as it relates to deviantart: We can get a little short-sighted here. I've been thinking a lot about this recently because I've been looking at some of those "draw this again!" memes and, while it's really inspiring to see so much improvement in technique, there are very few entries which change anything about the drawing (the pose, the scenario, the background, the emotio
AVATAR: THE LEGEND OF KORRA EXCLUSIVE TRAILER!That time of year is getting close, peoples.The premiere of one of the most ground-breaking & anticipated animated kids series is almost upon us!
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....
Shimabara Hina Dolls Fes and My new hobbyHi! So sorry for my long absence, I'm still alive and quite good, working hard and keeping to take photos when I have enough time.I've not updated my journal for a long time, and today I wanna show you some pics of mine shot in Shimabara Hina Dolls Fes and in my house.Shimabara is located in the east of Nagasaki Pref, and it's a very beautiful city.The canal made by spring water around the city, and Shimabara castle, Fugen-dake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Unzen etc are very famous in Japan.As usual, by clicking each pics you can see large sized pics A Shinto priest.Before the Fes, all of the participant were purified by the priest.A girl, role for Ohina-Sama.
I don't think I can delay getting myself a website...anymore.I've put it off for so long, and now we have an assignment where we must submit our online portfolio.I would love to hear of anyone's positive experiences. I have absolutely no idea where to start looking.
Historical Snow White cosplayA lot of people have asked me about cosplaying my princess dresses, but Chibirinoa is the first person to actually send me photos! AGHHGHJdfgd so pretty.-C