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Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard work
This article was written for #ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Blankies and dogs?Even though summer is imminent, you often find yourself on your couch, watching Honey Boo Boo, thinking; "I'm rather chilly o_o. OMG I'M CHILLY." . :iconitscoldplz:
As weak first-worlders, we would rather blast the air conditioning and bundle up then turn it down and rely on the earth to temperature regulate humanity.
Then you look to your left, and find a sub-standard looking male of the species sitting there beside you, nurturing his growing gut with his third can of beer, and complaining that you never watch what he wants to watch. :iconverynotimpressedplz:
Behind the Scenes at Biniwood : Frankie's Day OutThis is my first time using Sta.sh, so let's see what it's all about
Well, today has been super fun so far; I've had a great time introducing everyone to Frankie! But as I was looking through her photographs in the lightbox, I suddenly thought to myself "Why have I photographed something that's supposed to be all about imagination and bringing things to life in such a static environment?"
So I grabbed Frankie, my camera and my son and we had a jolly good fun time photographing under a beautiful weeping willow tree in our garden
Jack (my son) is 3 in October, but his imagination is already incredible. He has an entire army of Bobinies, which always have to be wrapped up in a blankie with him for bed, and he plays with them for hours. So our photoshoot today was very natural to say the least! I've only really editted one of the photos, but there are so many more that are just so much fun! I want to share them all with you, so I thought I'd create this little article, "Behind
So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #20Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties for that week. Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.
Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting!
#semi-sweeties is a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all kinds of clay food. If you love clay food, make it or if you're looking for help please join us!
Faux FoodIf you browse the culinary art circles, you'll often see comments on skilled artisans' deviations reading, "It's a shame you have to eat that."
Outside of culinary arts, food deviations attract the opposite: "It looks delicious. It's a shame you can't eat it."
It's an endlessly amusing juxtaposition. We want to preserve the art, but sometimes the inedible version is just so tempting you feel the desire to consume it anyway.
Many deviants use a variety of mediums to portray fun, quirky, and sometimes deliciously realistic food. Here are a few examples from five different mediums used to create more permanent versions of favourite food items.
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Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake
Modular OrigamiOrigami, literally meaning 'paper folding', is the well-known traditional Japanese art of doing exactly what it says: folding paper. Its goal? Simply to take a flat piece of paper and transform it into something awesome.
Modular origami is a branch of the art form that allows artists to achieve results they couldn't with a single piece of paper. Two or more sheets are used, and each sheet is folded into identical shapes termed 'modules' or 'units'. Each module is then assembled to create the final sculpture.
While the single piece of paper rule is abandoned in modular origami, all the other traditional rules still apply: no glue, no cuts, no thread, no fastenings. The pieces must be adhered by the creation of flaps or inserts in the individual pieces.
These deviants showcase this technique with some amazing 3-dimensional origami structures.
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BTS @ Biniwood - Playtime with PumpkiniI'm getting the hang of this
I had the pleasure of introducing everyone to Pumpkini today, but as with Frankie, there were some brilliant photographs that I can't really edit to put in my main gallery, but they really give you a fun look at these plushies in the environment they're meant to be in ^^ So I'll be using these "Behind the Scenes at Biniwood" (Or BTS @ Biniwood to shorten it!) articles to share all the fun with anyone who wants to have a read
"Can I paint too?"
It's a wonderful thing for parents to look back through all those paintings that their children used to paint for them. I think it's only at that point that we realise that we never knew there could be so many different shades of brown! Despite the fact that what the child started with was a beautiful shade of magenta, a brilliant cobalt blue, a sunny cadmium yellow, green that shames the grass and red brighter than James' coat of paint (two
BTS @ Biniwood : Designs Through TimeI found some super early sketches of my Bobinies today. And I mean super early sketches. They were fun to look back on, and to take a moment to just absorb how far they've come. So I thought that today's BTS @ Biniwood should be a little bit about the history of my little creatures.
Like children, they have grown up and developed into their own seperate entity, and their entire world just appeared around them without me noticing. But the most incredible changes that they've made is in their design of bringing them to life.
Year before last, I had a bit of a crisis with my career. I was doing Psychology, and I was very good at it, but it wasn't enough. It was around that time that I started considering making my Bobinies into a variety of character branded merchandise, but at the time, they lacked that special spark that so ma
My DD GuidelinesIf you're perusing this journal, you've likely got questions about suggesting a Daily Deviation. ^Talty, ^maytel and myself are your Artisan Craft CVs, meaning we can only feature Artisan Craft and Traditional Art / Sculpture deviations. If you want to suggest something from another category, here is a list of the CVs you can approach.
If you've decided you want to send one my way, here's a few guidelines to help you know what I'm looking for.
How To Suggest a DD
First, make sure the deviant hasn't received a daily deviation in the last 6 months. Go to [username].deviantart.com/dds to see a deviant's DDs.Next, send me a note with the subject "'DD Suggestion". In the note, give me a thumbnail [:thumb######:] for the art you wish to suggest and tell my why you thin
Mid-month Artisan Crafts News and Features #4
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^cakecrumbs became the newest addition to the Artisan Crafts CV team! Check out #CRArtisanCrafts; the new CR group dedicated to the Artisan Crafts Gallery of deviantART.Did you hear? The T-Shirts & Gear Shop is closing soon! Get your gear before it closes for good. If you place an order, you will receive a badge . The Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit functions have been launched to Beta Testers!^Talty published her 24th Artisan Crafts feature. #
Input from deviants - RE: Gallery Makeover Project
Two months ago, we asked you the community to give us input on ways to merge, remove, add and retire sub-categories for easier browsing and submitting.
We were instructed to remove clutter and merge galleries rather than make more mess, so we gave priority to removing redundant galleries instead of creating more. We understand that many of you love new galleries and would be thrilled to have a new gallery for every single craft, but please understand that this is not possible. Please take a look at the current galleries and let us know if you think that any of them can be merged or is unnecessary.
We took all of your suggestions and put our brains together. This is the result that we are proposing, there's still time to leave your suggestions and propose new changes, so please feel free to do it.
PLUSH SALE!!!!!Hey guys!! First off sorry for the Scapbook spam - I just wanted to get all of this done for the small sale I am having
Anyway I am have a small SALE on my Octopi, Riceball and some Plushie Body Blanks!!! (basically I gotta clear out some room for new plushies and dolls that are going to be part of a huge summer project - and I want to send a special thanks to :iconmariahasapaintbrush: for her help with the Avenger's Project I am hoping to get done as well!!! )
So I am having a SALE on the following below - If you are interested then please just drop me a note and I will send ya a paypal invoice for your items!! These are ready made items meaning there will be no wait for them to be made - they will be ready to ship within 1-3 days of your payment!!
Small Octopi Keychains - 2.5"-3" tall
These are $3.00 a piece. Shipping is also $3.00 each unless you buy 4 or more and then it is $6.00 total.
1.) 2.) :thumb372246874
Scary Cosplaying experiences.I'm pretty sure my horror stories are nothing compared to those of a veteran con goer, but it doesn't take a genius to know that some people you run into at conventions aren't exactly just being friendly.
I was at Ikkicon last winter, basically acting as a bodyguard for my friend in a maid outfit, who, mind you, is only fourteen. I can't tell you how many times a middle aged man would come up to her and hug her. Especially this one man cosplaying as Mario who refused to let go for several minutes. I really don't know why the men at these conventions go after anything female and moving, but I try to avoid them.
Also, believe it or not, what I would consider a creepy, old man, was passing out cookies to every girl in a skimpy cosplay. Maybe the man was just being nice, and checking to see if anyone wanted a cookie, but let's just put ourselves back in reality.
The main reasons I prefer cosplaying guys over girls is so that I don't have to experience these situations aga
Well, then (:Hello everyone who's still around! How are you? (:
Now that K-doll is back on track finally and seems to be now a pretty active store, I'm hoping that this group will be less tossed to the side (mostly by me, actually LOL).
So, onto the news, I guess? (:
The second Khan pre-order ends today, as well as his head-only pre-order. I got mine in the first one, but if you didn't make it or were waiting for white skin/head only options, this is your last chance in a while! I'm pretty sure he sold quite well again and Ku Jeong Eun (the sculptor) will rerelease him some other time.
I must say, she's definitely going pro now! The doll arrived at impeccable shape. He came embedded in that polyethylene foam block carved on the shape of the doll, like Iplehouse does, which is, IMO, the most safe way to ship a doll (: And the certificate came in the most adorable way possible: a wax-sealed letter! Yup, that's right! It's so classy, look at it:
Working on messenger bags!Ok folks wish me luck. I know people from time to time have asked me when will I be doing prints of my art. As much as I like to do that, I really haven't found the time to pursue it or the money to put into it. But now!!! After talking with my friend Kit Cameo about this really cool site she told me about that does art printing on fabric, I've decided to look into doing a limited run of small messenger bags and maybe tote bags with one of my Dia de los muertos art pieces on it. Just have to figure out all the cost and labor cost to make them. If all goes well I should have a few sometime after this summer for sale! I think it will look really cool! I've looked around etsy and ebay for handmade bags and their are some really cool ones out there and some really bad ones too so hope I'll be ok, so wish me luck that all goes well! Once I have them, I'll post up pics and let you guys know what I have for sale!
Meanwhile, check out my cat Koda when she used to hi-five me!
BEGINNING MIDDLE ENDLESSALCHIMIA
all'opening della mostra
to the opening of the exhibition
BEGINNING MIDDLE ENDLESS
An international exhibition of neckpieces
including students from
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School and Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Una mostra internazionale di collane
con la partecipazione di studenti da Alchimia Scuola di Gioielleria Contemporanea e dal
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
a cura di
Venerdì 20 aprile 2012, dalle ore 18:00
Friday, April 20th, 2012 from 6 pm
Firenze, Alchimia Scuola di Gioielleria Contemporanea
P.zza Piattellina 3r
Beginning, Middle, Endless...
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More