30 9 / 2014

londoneyex:

givemeprizes:

multeity:

In which Moon reanimates a dead thing. Am I a supervillain yet? ||’D

(the top part of the skull is one of my lucky finds at work; the rest is made from more commonplace materials.  And I still need to tweak a few timing things, but this here is the gist of it.)

DANG MULT!!

hOW IN THE WORLD. YOU’RE A WIZARD.

(via cooljazsheepie)

29 9 / 2014

vonborowsky:

emilysculpts:

Garurumon
Please note, this piece was created for another person and is not for sale. While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. I am also not open for trades.  Thank you for your understanding.
About : Part of my trade with the lovely vonborowsky. This is one of her favorite Digimon. We decided to take it in a more naturalistic direction versus the cartoony look of the anime. I really enjoyed creating this; from beefing up the original design, to creating the dynamic pose, to airbrushing the soft colors.
Materials : Apoxie Sculpt, Sculpey Firm, Super Sculpey, Wire Armature, Cel Vinyl Paints, Wood Base
Dimensions : 9” Tall on a 4.75x7” Base
Time Taken : 21 hours
Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?  My book Fantasy Creatures In Clay will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!
My online class at Udemy is now enrolling. Head over there now to sign up.
Interested in a commission?  To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

Words cannot describe what I thought when I saw this sculpture. emilysculpts just made a fantastic, awesome, unbelievable work! Wow!, simply, wow! It was hard to decide what I would like as a sculpture, but I chose Garurumon, my favorite digimon. This anime was so important to my childhood, full of amazing memories. And all of this feelings come up when I see this sculpture. 
I just chose the character, and provide some video samples to be used as reference, since pictures are hard to find. Emily came up with everything else, the pose, the base, the style (oh! Her lovely style! Much better than the original Garurumon looking). All of it is perfect. And the airbrushed effect, just fantastic. 
I shall treasure it for the rest of my life, as one of the most special things I have. I will always look at it when I need inspiration.
In case you are wondering what I gonna make for Emily, it will be a deluxe BJD of: http://emilysculpts.deviantart.com/art/Spring-Dragon-Details-193160717    Yes, it isn’t gonna be easy, but, it is full of challenges that will make me learn a lot of new stuff. Besides, its the piece that made me follow Emily’s works, and I find it very inspiring. It will be the first time that my reference is a sculpture instead of photographs or illustrations. And I will give the best of my best to make it look as awesome as the Garurumon sculpture she made, which is gonna be hard!
I seriously almost died when saw this finished! Omg, just the best Garurumon fanart ever made! 
In case you don’t know her work, RUN AND CHECK OU HER GALLERY! http://emilysculpts.deviantart.com/gallery/

vonborowsky:

emilysculpts:

Garurumon

Please note, this piece was created for another person and is not for sale. While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. I am also not open for trades.  Thank you for your understanding.

About : Part of my trade with the lovely vonborowsky. This is one of her favorite Digimon. We decided to take it in a more naturalistic direction versus the cartoony look of the anime. I really enjoyed creating this; from beefing up the original design, to creating the dynamic pose, to airbrushing the soft colors.

Materials : Apoxie Sculpt, Sculpey Firm, Super Sculpey, Wire Armature, Cel Vinyl Paints, Wood Base

Dimensions : 9” Tall on a 4.75x7” Base

Time Taken : 21 hours

Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?  My book Fantasy Creatures In Clay will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!

My online class at Udemy is now enrolling. Head over there now to sign up.

Interested in a commission?  To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

Words cannot describe what I thought when I saw this sculpture. emilysculpts just made a fantastic, awesome, unbelievable work! Wow!, simply, wow! It was hard to decide what I would like as a sculpture, but I chose Garurumon, my favorite digimon. This anime was so important to my childhood, full of amazing memories. And all of this feelings come up when I see this sculpture. 

I just chose the character, and provide some video samples to be used as reference, since pictures are hard to find. Emily came up with everything else, the pose, the base, the style (oh! Her lovely style! Much better than the original Garurumon looking). All of it is perfect. And the airbrushed effect, just fantastic. 

I shall treasure it for the rest of my life, as one of the most special things I have. I will always look at it when I need inspiration.

In case you are wondering what I gonna make for Emily, it will be a deluxe BJD of: http://emilysculpts.deviantart.com/art/Spring-Dragon-Details-193160717    Yes, it isn’t gonna be easy, but, it is full of challenges that will make me learn a lot of new stuff. Besides, its the piece that made me follow Emily’s works, and I find it very inspiring. It will be the first time that my reference is a sculpture instead of photographs or illustrations. And I will give the best of my best to make it look as awesome as the Garurumon sculpture she made, which is gonna be hard!

I seriously almost died when saw this finished! Omg, just the best Garurumon fanart ever made! 

In case you don’t know her work, RUN AND CHECK OU HER GALLERY! http://emilysculpts.deviantart.com/gallery/

29 9 / 2014

portlandia:

Happy National Coffee Day! 

portlandia:

Happy National Coffee Day! 

29 9 / 2014

"I’ve been thinking of getting a new computer, that would have to support Adobe stuff, and probably zBrush, as I want to learn 3d modelling. I also want a desktop. I don’t know whether I should get the designer standard Mac, or go with a custom PC, with easily replaceable components, for a comparable price. I’m actually leaning towards the custom PC, but I wanted to ask any of you who might know, is there any REAL reason to get a Mac over a PC if you’re a designer?"

: Mac or PC? 

PC’s and Macs have both come along way since that it all comes down to your preference. I hate answering this question because I’ve asked it myself many, many times and it’s frustrating to try and get answers from knowledgeable folk as they tend to strike me as trying to convert you into a religion rather than giving a fair assessment of why PC or Mac is better.

I have used both PC’s and Macs but I admit that I have more experience with PC’s. I hope at least that this is going to help you find which one you might want to go with.

PC/Desktop:

- Affordable, common

- Hardware is easy to replace/upgrade

- Software have lots to choose from and are within a starving artist’s price range

- Intuitive to use. Okay, this is where I’m a little biased. Most PC’s are primarily running on Windows. Microsoft started out as a software company so they have a long history of designing software/programs so that they are intuitive and make sense. One example I like to use (and what I hated about the Mac) is that in Windows, a trash can means those files are going on hold and you can delete them later. On Mac, that’s not the case. Granted I haven’t used Macs recently and I’m not sure if this is still the same quirk it has, I hate Mac for that “quirkiness.”

Mac:

Unlike PC’s Macs have started out manufacturing hardware AND software. As such, you can expect perfect harmony between hardware and software on Mac systems. This is the reason why Macs are highly recommended for artists since you want every bang for your buck that the software you use will play/work well with the hardware. You won’t deal with as many driver/software conflicts when you use Macs.

That said, the obvious downside is that Macs will be expensive, will only work with proprietary software/hardware (goodluck upgrading or replacing a part!), and there’s a huge learning curve when getting used to the quirks in the way the interface is laid out.

If you can afford to, I’d say definitely go with a Mac especially if you plan to torture your computer with 3d rendering or any beefy, resource heavy task. However, if you can likely shell out as much money for a comparable PC desktop counterpart nowadays.

I don’t know if this has changed at all but I remember not experiencing any software or hardware related “crash” when using a Mac. However, some of my friends who do use Macs have occasionally reported them. This used to be another reason why you would want to go with a Mac but there has been a lot of improvement since Windows 7 that this isn’t that big of a deal anymore.

A trivial reason to own a Mac as an artist is that some companies/businesses are snobs and will want you to use a Mac. =/ Snobs. Blegh!

So I hope that helps! Read these articles for more info and try not to buy into biasness on some of these:

29 9 / 2014

29 9 / 2014

allaboutami:

I love learning new crochet techniques, whether it be “The Invisible Decrease" for amigurumi or how to create a ribbed effect for sweaters. Last year, I discovered that the beautiful look of cabling could be achieved through crochet (not just through knitting!) when I followed Julee…

29 9 / 2014

momdusa:

From Amazon :

"Game Play - Freaky Becky has lost body parts and her accessories! Players must help to put her back together before time runs out.

Features & details
Becky rotates on her base while the player attempts to place her 12 body parts and accessories
When all of Becky’s parts have been placed, the player hits the “stop” button on the base to stop the rotation and the player WINS
If time runs out BEFORE player has finished, Becky will spin quickly and throw off all the pieces that have been placed, and the player LOSES”

I should’ve gotten her at Kmart (for $20), on amazon she’s $27 :(

She’s adorable! Tagging lorensharpe because of reasons. ^_~

28 9 / 2014

oak23:

Poke around by geishacookie on Flickr.

Eeee so adorable!

oak23:

Poke around by geishacookie on Flickr.

Eeee so adorable!

(via dolljunk)

28 9 / 2014

Why? WHY? WHY DID I GO ZIPLINING?!

27 9 / 2014

homemadehorrors:

This keeps coming up, and I just wanted to address it broadly to avoid the confusion.

We don’t have the ability to file away and contact each person who asks us when we have custom openings, when we’re posting specific creatures for sale, when we have certain colour schemes available etc.This…