The Frock will RockHey Peeps and Spooks! Hope you all had a good holiday season! Unfortunately The Frock House was hit by the plague, so it was not a merry or as cheery as it could have been.
Despite my best efforts, I'm not on DA as much as I should be. I've got lots stuff I need to upload, I just don't want to dump it alll at once.
Plus I have some exciting commissions I can't wait to work on,
Anyway, I have a few slots Open for Commission, so drop me a line either here or though my FrockTarts Facebook Page
You can also check out what I currently have for sale on my Etsy Page
Anyways, just checkin' in so ya'll know I'm not dead.
Stay Classy, Frocky.
Be there, or be squareSo, with luck on our side, this time tomorrow me and my dear sister InKibus will be in Atlanta, Georgia, getting ready for Dragon Con. I'll be mostly radio silence, though if you are going and want to meet up send me a Message at GwenGrimm AT Gmail DOT com With Dragon Con as the title, and I'll see what I can do.
don't go to WALLPART unless you like cootiesOK... I've have seen all over Facebook and Tumbler about a site called Wallpart that is stealing you photos and selling them. They aren't. No, it is far, far worse.
Please read peterandcompany write up on Wallpart and what he found.
Here is a little little spinet form his very in-depth write up. READ IT. For the love of god do not go to Wallpart. Do not click on a link to Wallpart. DO NOT FILL OUT A COMPLAINT FORM ON WALLPART.
PHISHING WARNING: AVOID WALLPART AT ALL COSTS
Over the past 24 hours I have been
show me your hiding places!Ok, so, what other sites do you guys visit other than DA? I've linked to the ones I frequent the most, If ya flow me on any of them, give a shout and I'll follow ya back.
Hello and hug!Holy Sh*t! Man it's been a while! Hiya, hows all you lovely peeps been?
And a hello to all the new watchers I seem to have since I was last on .
So, yeah, it's been a bit since I've really interacted here. I should probably change that, this place was alway good to me. Anyway, I've been toying with the idea of uploading some of my none sewing/craft/cosplay photos.... I know 90% of you guys here are watching this account mostly for my crafting, so I don't wanna chase you all off, but a few photos here and there would be ok? Or should I start a separate account?
Anyway, hows you all? I see DA is all snazzy and updated. I feel like an old curmudgeon, poking around mutter what this button do?
How was you holiday? hopefully better then mine. The whole fam has been sick for
Legal Pinch on the CheekThe things I learned this week
you can not have "inspired by LOTRS" in an item you are selling on Etsy title, even if it is NOT a direct copy of anything in the movies, or Warner Brothers will send you a little legal letter. Can't have LOTRS in keywords either. Or hobbit. no idea on elf. Guess I'm just that good, huh?
Help with Resin! Color tint and type, please help!So I'm sure the whole internet by now has seen this, but this guy wonderful glowy shelve has inspired me to do something similar for a picture frame for a Hellboy poster I have. Now, I am a fairly experienced woodworking, I work in a furniture shop, so building the frame doesn't intimidate me at all. But I know NOTHING about the filler resin. I have some really knotty gnarly cedar wood I'd love to use, and have the cracks and knot hole all filled in with red resin. The resin part is what intimidating me, as there seems to be a lot of types and pigment options to choose from, and it looks like I could spend a lot of money and royally screw up. I know what I need, I need it to sand to a fine grit well. I'd like to have it a nice deep crystal like red (glow in the dark is nice, but I'm happy with just UV reactive if that is all I can get) I'm going to use an oil finish, so and to highlight the wood grain. So, anyone w
Dragon Con bust.SO, and update... :iconInkibus: and I are NOT going to Dragon Con this year. Due to an unfortunate turn of events which had both our main plans of travel and our backup plans imploding, and being hit financial, we just couldn't put a plan together in time that had us not mooching off friends, feeling safe, or a way back if things got bad for some reason..... Not even mentioning trying to transport costume or food or anything. To say were bummed out would be the understatement of the year. A it is, we're going to try again next year, and hopefully things will be more secure. SO if we're kinda scares for the next two seek, we're just avoiding the internet.
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire Breathers
Our Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide to
The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.
Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown up on
How to: Draw every dayIn follow up of the obvious "how to" journals on both anatomy and color, I'm gonna continue this series with a how to on drawing every day.
Over the last year I've participated in many challenges that required me to do a drawing a day for a period of time. Most notably the color challenge and refinement challenge, but also a lot of speedpainting and daily sketching.
Over the past few years a lot of people have asked me how the hell I would manage to do a sketch eve
Pokemon is Forever
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Secrets of Superman's Underwear
ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
The Lonely Path
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity Week
Your 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:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While 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.
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized!
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration.
Basic Design Concepts
Before we get started,
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer
October DD roundup DD I pick or were suggested to me in the month of October.
A Wolpertinger in the Town by ErmelynVampire's Messenger Goth Bat Earrings by DeidreDreamsMidnight Heart Pin by SteveSilver925Mobster Dieselpunk Tommy Gun Prop by JohnsonArmsDeath Eater Mask by random-soulScarecrow 2 by tokyo-dude:thumb332888661:Jade - Mortal Kombat 9 by KristenHugheyWet felt boots with ghille style sandals by PrimitveTurkish Delight Smalls 6-21-11 by Isiscat777Demon Hunter cosplay by SpcatsTashaRivetheads biohazard by ChardwolfArmory18th Century 'Macaroni' 2 by EmilyParrishCostumeAutumn Box by FolksagaDeath Metal Ring by Homagium:thumb279019285:Goddness by SpiralCats