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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.
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
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
Artisan Craft Features #24Don't forget to let me know if you want me to advertise anything for you! These announcements are for you guys If you make artisan craft features, contests, articles, news, anything, let me know!
Please don't forget to join our awesome group #CRArtisanCrafts for more crafty goodness!
Check out the Mar/Apr Artisan Crafts Newsletter for a summary of everything that happened in the previous months.*cakecrumbs and =Brookette interviewed your Artisan Crafts Community Volunteers so that you can get to know them a bit better (we love you!). You can read the interviews here: Talty's and Maytel's.*cutekick is giving away some of her handmade flower magnets!
Knice Knitts vol.002 is out.So Cute it Rots your Teeth
Mid-month Artisan Crafts News and Features #4
Got Artisan Crafts related news or a contest to share?
Send me a note or leave a message below.
^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. #
Mucha Princess PendantsShameless plug time.
I've made a few of my Mucha Disney artworks into cameo charm pendants, if you're interested
They're available HERE.
Thanks for looking
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
A. For each of the first 20 people to comment to this journal, I will feature one of their characters. I'll also tell you what I like about them.
B. If you comment, please do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on in the first slot. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
C. If I Don't like your character that you shown me, than it's not my problem.
I like Ita for the way she looks. Her blue color makes her interesting. And her puffy-like dress makes her look very cute.
2.~D-MENCIA's MM Twins
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!
Wyrmesfaeng - Pommel CapOk, I lied. The blade was NOT the longest part of the build. So far that goes to the pommel cap, which was a TREMENDOUS pain in the ass. There are quite a few rather small parts and I had to make several attempts before I got some of them cut right, so yeah, I went through a few versions before I finally got what I wanted.
The first step was the easiest: Cut out the core of the pommel cap and get it to a fairly rough shape. I did some further cutting, including a hole for the sword core to fit into, not visible here. Once that was done, I layered a bit of fun foam to smooth it out and help establish the shape, like so:
Trying to cut this to exact shape wasn't working well, so instead I cheated like this...
...and used a final layer here to get the form I wanted. And that's about as easy as this part of the build gets until I attach the cap to the rest of the sword later on... I'd already decided to do a garnet cloisonné-style pommel, s
Etsy Shop Open!Hi everyone!
My Etsy shop, Chained By Maille, is now open! Thanks to everyone who voted on the name.
Click the link below to check out my chainmaille pieces and purchase some for yourself. Or, if you'd like a custom order, you can Note me here on DA or on Etsy.
Chained By Maille
READ THIS!!!Hi, it is me Sammyjs04,and this message is to people who want a deviant art account, but their parents won't let them. Look, do not get me wrong, THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WILL BE JERKS!!
You:" ugh, seriously, this is super pointless. My parents say this every day!"
Look, just read this! I came across a real jerk today for the first time. Most of the time this cite is friendly and fun, and there are some parents that will let you come up on early, and I know because I know an 11 year old with a YouTube channel, but please. Be super careful! If you had a problem like this comment. Others feel free to also comment!
Important news regarding Anime Randoms!!Omg guys it is hapPENING!!!
Tomorrow I'm gonna get my very first (!!) batch of business cards for Anime Randoms, and my mom is going to help me set-up all the necessary things to open up the online store!!
My charms and creations will finally be available worldwide and I'm just SO DAMN EXCITED \(>w
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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