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Comic-Con 2014, here we come!In case you didn't get the message: Don't Panic! Prep the TARDIS! Call the Banners! Comic-Con is (almost) here!
I'll be heading down to San Diego with a brand new, shiny costume to man the DeviantArt booth, meet and greet deviants, hang out with fellow fans and, this year... co-hosting a panel! aunjuli and I will be hosting a panel Sunday at 12:30, discussing fandom and all things ship! We hope you'll join us, if you're heading to Comic-Con.
If not, not to fear! We'll have lots of stories and updates. I'll also be updating live this year... I've joined Twitter! This is a new and horrifying thing for me, DeviantArt is the only social network I've ever been a part of. Please excuse me if I fail a little at Twitter etiquette. Give me a shout at @Kaydamphyr. While I'm stumbling through Twitter, I'm so excited to be able to share pictures, events and the whole Comic-Con experience in real time.
And now, I must scramble
Thank you All!Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes! I had a lovely day and made some real progress on my little project. I wanted to give a shout-out and a thank you to kozispoon, who drew an adorable toon version of me, which is now the header on my main page. It is so friggin' cute and I adore it. It's nice to have a new graphic there, since my old one said $damphyr... and the $ is no longer in use on the site. Oops.
Not much more to update with just now. Labyrinth Ball is fast approaching, and I'm so excited to get my owl on again. I've added more feathers and more lights this year, hoping it'll be the most glamorous year so far!
I hope to have some exciting things to update you all with in the very near future, but for now, this is all I have. Be good to each other and have a great day!
THAT dayYep, it's that time again... at least it's my time again. Time to celebrate another trip around the sun. As of 3AM, in 7 short hours, I'm officially another year older. I can't say I'm doing a bit celebration this year, but my mother was in town for weeks--literal weeks--so I'm kind of socialed out. I plan to spend the day chilling at home with Cosmos, video games, my kitty, and working on a little something for Comic-con. It's gonna be a good day!
Hope the day sees you all well, if you're so inclined, please raise a glass to me on my b-day. I'll have a drink to you, in return.
Be good to each other!
Flight RisingHey all!
Just wanted to pimp a little project I've had my eye on for a while now... :iconflightrising: is open for registration, for today only! Head on over to http://flightrising.com/ and adopt yourself a dragon! My screen name there is also damphyr, so feel free to say hi, though I've literally just signed up and have not had the time to get to know the secrets of the site, so I won't be able to help you too much just yet. You can check out their dA group or just poke over to neondragon's page to see some previews of their dragons. So go on, check it out and show 'em a little dA love!
Free Comic Book Day!It is, once again, one of my favorite times of the year... Free Comic Book Day! This year, myself, kozispoon and her hubby hit up three stores! Well... two and a half. Our first stop was... Meltdown Comics!
We were greeted by these awesome young ladies handing out free comics, lanyards and Hellboy candy! Check out the goods!
Meltdown also had pros with accessories and candy, as well as a cute little craft fair out back! We hung out, chatted, shopped, posed and Kozi dropped off her FCBD book.
Our next stop was Golden Apple Comics... well. At least that was the plan. Golden Apple shoppers were serious about getting their free books!
The line was literally wrapped around the block and not movi
Wondercon!Saturday was a very fun day, when myself, IreneAdler76 and spotted wandered off to Wondercon Anaheim! I had not planned on going, and only realized I had a ticket and a ride on Thursday afternoon, so it was an unexpected pleasure. Fortunately, my Jack Harkness costume is so easy to throw together, I was still able to attend in costume, even if my hair was not terribly Jack-like.
Wandering Artists Alley was a blast, as always. I got to see lots of old friends and picked up a few snazzy pieces of art, too! I also left with a ton of inspiration, the cosplayers there were amazing, accurate and/or so original, I simply cannot wait to get started on my next costume. Thanks to everyone who said hi, asked for photos and/or stopped to let me take photos. Also, Capt Jack says a great big Hello~! to the 300+ people I streetpassed with my 3DS!
Here's some of my favorite pics of the con.
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?
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No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
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A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
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Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
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JULY Challenge WATER vote and win points:icontransparentplz:
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This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins 25 .
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Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
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This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
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