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Buckles!I still am not sure how it's the year 2014, much less three months into it! It's been a busy, crazy but good time. I have been Pokemonning and the book I've long been waiting for, the second in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series, Words of Radiance just came out. I've had a very difficult time putting this book down, it will be over far too soon.
Speaking of far too soon, it's already time to start looking forward to the summer, when I will be all costumed out. Labyrinth Ball falls so close to Comic-Con and I always find myself scrambling to have costumes ready for both events. I've long been gathering materials and getting ready for these, but one particular piece for one of my costumes continues to elude me. I figured I would give a shout out to see if anyone well versed in ordering items like this may have a clue. It's a long shot, but hey, a girl can dream.
I am looking for something
The Wind Rises!As you may or may not know, I am a huge Miyazaki fan. Howl's Moving Castle is one of my favorite movies ever, and Kiki's Delivery Service has been warming my heart since I discovered anime. I won't even mention Grave of the Fireflies, because I am literally unable to watch that movie again, it broke my heart so thoroughly. It is for this reason that I greet Miyazaki's retirement movie, The Wind Rises, with mixed feelings. I don't want him to stop making these gorgeous tales, animated in such a beautiful way, but I do believe Studio Ghibli can successfully carry on without him. I plan to brave the ehater with screaming kids (uuugh) to check out The Wind Rises, and I'm beyond giddy that dA is hosting a contest for it!
Check it out here!
How about you, do you have a favorite Miyazaki/Ghibli movie?
The Pokemon ObsessionWow. So, 2014 has come in like a lion. I won't go into details, but it's been a healthy mix of good and not so good.
...well! That didn't take long! You guys are amazing. BEHOLD!
BRB, life is made. If anyone is interested in trading Kyogre and/or Arceus for keeps, give me a shout. As for now? Life is good, and I can start farming shinies. Hurray for shinies!
One of the things to finally arrive? Pokemon Bank! ...That's a mixed bucket, as it turns out. The app is far from as useful, intuitive and user friendly as it could be, but hey, it gets the job of getting Pokemon from the old games into my new one done. Speaking of getting Pokemon into the new game... I am two Pokemon short from a perfect dex... and sadly one of them is holding me back from a Shiny Amulet/Shiny Charm. I need this. I really freaking need this. So, I'm on the hunt for two legendary Pokemon!
damphy is currently seeking: Kyogre
These last few weeks have been a whirlwind, but the end is near and I am so looking forward to Comikaze! Will anyone be attending? I will be roaming the halls on Saturday dressed as Captain Jack. If anyone spots the dashing hero, please do say hello! If you play Pokemon X or Y, be sure to say the secret password Sewer Chic and I will give you a rather lame Pokemon... but it comes with Pokerus so you can power level your EVs!
I hope everyone had a very happy Halloween and that November brings only good things.
Be good to each other!
The great Pokemon DebatePokemon has been a huge part of my life since the original Red and Blue games. My brother and I both begged, whined and pleaded until my parents (who are amazing!) got us each a copy for our giant brick of an original Game Boy system. I got blue, as you can probably guess from my journal skin.
Blue was fun, and I went the extra mile and beat the whole game over again in Yellow, falling for the gimmick of paying for the game all over again just to have Pikachu follow you around hook, line and sinker. Totally worth every penny, I should add.
But then... I fell away from the series, and I really can't give you a reason other than a combination of school and not liking the starter Pokemon. Pokemon was competing for my attention during college, when I was extremely short on both time and money, and against games such as Dragon Quest Monster, which just had a much bigger and more interesting breeding system... not to mention randomly generated dungeons! The DQM series
11 Years Today!I am so far behind! I have so many journals to write, so many stories to tell, so many pictures to share and so much to talk about! ...And I'm caught in that feedback loop of because I'm so behind, I'm putting off writing these things and because of that I'm getting even more behind. I'm so sorry, more will be coming soon, but I had something which I felt required a little post today.
Today is my 11th birthdAy. Eleven years haunting these green-gray walls, it seems crazy. It's amazing how much art and deviantART has influenced and changed the course of my life. I've seen so much amazing art, met interesting and mind-blowingly talented people and even crossed paths with a few of my heroes along the way. It's always an honor and an adventure to serve the deviantART community, and I'm so happy that dA is in my life.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this adventure, here's to eleven more!
SDCC... with a Dashing Hero like Me!In just a few more days I'll be heading off to San Diego for Comic-Con, and I am so excited I can't even with this!! Today gave me a taste of what is to come, because I got to take my cosplay for a trial run! aunjuli had a craft fair at Whimsic Alley here in LA, and I showed up in costume to help promote her Doctor Who teas. She took some amazing photos, check 'em out!
aunjuli will be in costume too, if you see either of us at SDCC, you should totally say hi. We may potentially have tea samples.
Also! I should mention that Aun-Juli is my hero. OMG I would love to meet John Barrowman and get photos while I'm in costume. I'm a nerd, I can't help it, guys. I'm ridiculously anxious to see if TeamBarrowman tweets back. A girl can dream.
So yes, the purple hair is on
San Diego Comic-Con!The excitement is building and time is running out!
I will be attending SDCC again this year, working Artists' Alley, as in the past few years. I'm so excited to get to hang with old friends and meet new, awesome artists and deviants. You can find me in dA's booth half the time, I'll be sure to put up when you can find me once I get my schedule. I will be cosplaying again this year during my off time. I'll have some teaser photos soon.
I also have the great honor of speaking on a panel this year! If you want to check it out, or have an interest in fan art, please come by! The Business of Fanart panel will be on Friday at noon in Room 2 Upper Level. I'll be speaking along side Artgerm, BrianKesinger and :devmakepitures:, as well as people from Baby Tattoo Books and Mighty Fine Inc, who make awesome t-shirts. You can find out more about the panel, our other panels and our general time at Comic-Con <b>
The Labyrinth of JarethLast night was the 16th annual Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade, and it was magical! It was my third year attending, and I feel like my costume is finally taking shape! I got to see some amazing costumes, hang with great people and check out amazing art, accessories and masks for sale. While the ball did not start until 8PM, my prep started at 4:30, when I began the long task of using liquid latex to cement feathers to my arms. The previous weeks were spent modifying my ball gown, adding a bustle to my dress, sewing feathers and adding lights!
My owl mask was made by the amazing windfalcon, you should check out her amazing stuff.
I went with IreneAdler76, and once there, we met up with aunjuli and her man. Inside, we met all kinds of amazing costumes and creatures!
Hints and Tips #1Hello and welcome to the first instalments of 'Hints & Tips' and
I hope these short and simple Tutorials will help boost and
inspire YOU to learn and create your own works in the many
forms and mediums that you may work in.
SO... The first Hint/Tip is -
FIXING WARPED FINISHED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
(lumpy or uneven surface)
1- The warped painting
2 - Turn the painting around and cover the back
with plenty of water from corner to corner
3- Place in a large hardback book between blank pages
4- Close the book and place something heavy on it and wait
30 to 50 minutes so that the pages absorb the moisture
5- You open the book and the painting is flat
=to show that it doesn't remove paint, here is the finished piece=
I hope this helps
Softness-art: Weekly feature XIII:iconsoftness-art:
Untitled by Sora-Kodo
i love you by Lover-and-the-Wild
Skyline eyes by SilverWolfieShizumaselfportrait by iuanka
Guinea Piggy by HammettLady
Letters by iMalenkaAnne by kkarll
.. by philfletcherhurt by youarelightinthedark
000112 by patagami
In the sun by MarinaVrodaSummer diary by Mihaela-V
Julia by Anna-Chursina
Digitally Delicious: April 10thRide it! by Brosa
Her by Apostolon-IAM
Alchemist Guy by RobotDelEspacio
egipska noc by bubug
Dancer by ArtofOkan
Vibrant River by Andybaileyart
Beautiful In White 21 by Amro0
Declan O'Dwyer by CBedford
Black is the Ace by Altalamatox
Thelxiepeia by Hollllow
sketch(Rocket for a poet) by Sylar113
Pumchan and company by PitiYindee
Sky Valkyrie by naturaljuice Sky Valkyrie by naturaljuice
Nolavon - commission by Feohria Nolavon - commission by Feohria
false gods protector by kir-tat false gods protector by kir-tat
psychoactive by uprising93 psychoactive by uprising93
Sunlight by IACG Sunlight by IACG
Red Dragon by gonzalokenny Red Dragon by gonzalokenny
Helios by yuchenghong
Stock To Art - Same Pose FeatureA pose can be a great place to start, but there's so many ways it can go from there! Check out the work by all these different artists who started with the same pose in the SenshiStock gallery!
Guardian of Heaven by ducky-overlordCaroline 3 by RikezaBewitching by EnjoyBoredom
Kailei by Addictedto-LifeRequest - Rin by MahaforLaura Shepard by MimePinkyAmy Pond Complete by hairwireDirty Paws by Faceless-Fantasy
Post-Apocalyptic Warrior Girl by ClearlyDarknessApocalypse Girl WIP by linnygorahrbang bang by lizzynewmOne by inkwishesDrake Photomanipulation by Erangot+She_Shot_Me_Down+ by Aadira
Tracking nidalee reworked face by megastaryThor by WaxBottleKvitka by ehreskoDullahan by teacake97I'll live and fight for you by solochelyChief of Police by JessicaMariana
Black Wind by Robart523Cat and Mouse by jwebster45206
Macro Spotlight Vol. 111MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 111
rainbow under water_2
Anchored in suspense
Beauty and the Beast
in the morning
STREET RACK : Vol. 3spray meby - arslanalp
by - simonacapriani
PH_012014_05by - IgorBekker
Wet Paint by - lIFedorovskaya
Orangeby - djailledie
Y e l l o wby - pigarot
Telephoniquementby - cahilus
He, around himby - mariomencacci
Mirror Mirrorby - myraincheck
Samus Aran Fan ArtStunning fan art paintings of Samus Aran, everyone's favourite intergalactic bounty hunter.
Samus by Sabretoontigers
Samus by AND-3
METROID Samus Aran 100822 by masateru
METROID Samus Aran by masateru
Samus Aran Metroid Prime by reiq
Samus by pacman23
Samus by TylerChampion
Samus in Morphball by torokun
Samus by 2dforever
Samus Aran Open Hatch by torokun
Samus by Mr--Jack
Samus by SephOo
Samus by pacman23
Samus by CONEJOTO
Samus by DUCKAZOID
Samus by iwaisan
Samus by LordHannu
Samus by Alonzo-Canto
Samus Portrait by Zeronis
Samus by ChasingArtwork
The Unseen Stock - AprilMODEL
Faun/Centaur/Satyr/Pan STOCK 23 by DamselStock
Spring by anettfrozen Rebekah Stock 28-1 by artmaniabychristine Elsa Stock (inspired) by Liancary-Stock Farewell Summer 4 by Anariel-Stock
Spring 2 by YBsilon-Stock
Forest 07 by BmAStock Desert 4 by Achiha-Azteca arena_23 by abelgalois pond with sun reflecting by NovaScotiaDream
Deserted by StarryHorse Sky by Adeleene Nature 269 by Dreamcatcher-stock Botanic Garden 23 by LeikyaStock
Stock: A New Day is Dawning by Celem Fire by Aredelsaralonde Fog 30 by MASYON Haapsalu 44 by MASYON
Shanty 1 by kimmy-k-stock freestock - link back by skittles010 Chichen Itza by yinetyang
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More