It's that time of year where I submit a journal. So, this is it. Hi!
Sending me an instant gramThere is that new-fangled inter-net web-site that all the cool kids are on. It's called instant gram, and it lets you send photographs over the inter-net (which I predict won't last that long -- it's just a phase kids are going through)
If you have an inter-net, and an instant gram, follow me there. I post far more often there than I do here (and I don't know why?). I don't use filters, because I tweak my photos like a man -- by bending pixels with my own two hands.
Follow me on instagram
I'm also on Google+, Facebook and also on SmugMug (this link is really important! Bookmark it!)
In other news? I'm upgrading from my Canon EOS 40D, to a Canon EOS 5D MK III with a sweet new 24-105mm L series lens. It's the amazeballs-bomb-digity-sharpie-shuffle, and I get t
Amethyst Eyes - The BookI'm not sure why I haven't mentioned this earlier, but my wife, Enamorte has published her very first book, Amethyst Eyes. It's been a few years in the making and has gone through lots of revisions to both the story and the characters (and even the way they look. See her collection of Amethyst Eyes art for a better idea.
There were many, many nights where she'd lock herself in her room and write furiously, and many times when we sat down and discussed the progress of the book (which at some points just seemed like an ever-shifting goalpost) but she did it, and I am so very proud of her for accomplishing what few have
If you're interested in buying the book or taking a look at a preview:
Visit Amethyst Eyes Online
The book may not be in your usual "genre" (I know it's not mine) but it's still worth taking a look, especially for the ending which still le
davidgray Photography on Google+I'm now on Google Plus!
Now that I'm starting to ditch Facebook over concerns about my privacy, features being opt-out instead of opt-in, I've turned towards Google's fantastic new social network - Google+. And it's already starting to pay off. In the short time that I've had my page up, I've got more followers than I ever had on my Facebook page. Most of them are photographers themselves and the quality of their work is of a very high standard. It's quite refreshing.
So if you're on Google+ (and even if you're not), head on over to my page and take a look. I'll be posting all of my 2012 365 challenge photos there, so keep coming back!
davidgray Photography on Google+
Win a camera, dA membership, print or merchandise!Edit: I just read through the competition rules. Turns out only Australian residents can win the camera. However, my offer still stands. And regardless of the outcome of the Most Loved City, I will still donate some points or a premium membership to one lucky deviant!
I've just entered a few of my photos into the "Australia's Most Loved City" competition. The photo with the most "loves" / votes wins a Canon DSLR. And if you vote up my photo, you go into the draw to win a Canon Powershot G12 which does full hi-def video (720p) and has outstanding image quality. It's worth $700, so this is no small prize! (Please see edit above for specifics)
To vote, simply click on the link below and click the "Vote for this photo" button. I would also be very appreciative if you clicked the "Share on Facebook" or "Share on Twitter" buttons to keep the love going! You need to enter in your first name and email address, but this is to make sure that you're not a robot trying to unfairly cheat the
We are DONE!This time last year, I was mulling over some a suggestion that NovaDuck gave me. She suggested I start the "365 challenge", that she was doing at the time. I decided to do it, moreso to prove to myself that I could start something AND finish it (I'm notoriously bad for starting stuff then giving up when I get bored) but also as an excuse to drag my camera out of the closet (it was almost collecting dust at that stage).
Little did I realise how much it would change my life.
A full 365 days later, I have done it. A single photo taken every day. I have dabbled in every genre I could get my hands on, including macros, portraits, landscapes, vehicles, product shots, animals and tons of others. I have been stranded in remote places while taking photos, had people try and come after me while walking the streets at night looking for stuff to shoot, hands burnt, eyes blinded by flashes, you name it. But it was all good fun, and these memories and photos will last a lifetime!
My photography ha
Bust comissionsSo it's EXACTLY what you're thinking! My wife, the talented and lovely Enamorte is doing digital paintings for $30 AUD. For $30 AUD you get a detailed bust portrait of a character. Doesn't matter if it's your own OC, a character from your favourite book or whatever, just get in touch with her and find out.
You should check out her deviantART profile to see what kind of work she does, or take a look at the thumb below to see the type of quality you'll be getting for your $30.
If this interests you, let her know. She's a wonderful artist
And in slightly less interesting news, both Enamorte and I have entered an art festival in a nearby town. Naturally I'm submitting some of my favourite photos, and Holly is entering two large acrylic paintings she's done. And on the Sunday I'll be running a stall selling prints of my work. I hope all goes well!
And thanks for being such great watchers and providers of good ar
5 months in!Well it's been 131 days since I started the 365 challenge and I haven't forgotten a single day. It comes so naturally now, that it's hard for me to forget. In this short space of time I've learned SO much about photography. Everything from equipment and usage (macro tubes, off-camera flash) to techniques (triggering a camera with a microphone or webcam). It's been a blast! My career focus has shifted as well. Before, I would have been happy doing websites for a living. Now, I'd be happy to do photography for a living (even though I said I wouldn't ). If you haven't had a peek, check out my Flickr account and my new Redbubble account (where you can buy prints for reasonably cheap)
The year is almost half-way over and it's been hectic as anything. I've had half a dozen websites on the go, plus my full-time job (which is flat-out with 400 new laptops ) but in that time, I've managed to
World class photography on a budgetTowards the start of February, I decided to take on the 365 Day Challenge. It involves taking one photo a day for an entire year. I started, but soon found myself pressed for ideas or subjects to shoot, as well as frustrated that I couldn't achieve my potential with the equipment I had. So I did something about it. I got creative. This news article will show you how, with examples, to take great photos that make your friends and family say "wow!" without breaking the bank!
The right house is the one for sale, the right person is anyone
I'm using a Canon EOS 40D DSLR for my photos and most of these tips will apply to DSLR users, but you can achieve similar results using a webcam, point and shoot or a "bridge" camera (halfway between a P&S and a DSLR). Just use Google and your imagination!
"Free" as in "free speech", not as in "free beer".
Not everyone can afford Photoshop. The CS5 Design premium package is $1,900 USD ($2,000 AUD roughly). But you don't need Photoshop to ed
Papyrus x Reader x SansPapyrus laughed eagerly and loudly as he and his brother Sans walked back to their stations.
“-And did you see how badly that human failed on my last puzzle?!It goes to show that I will be a great Royal Guard!NYEH HEH HEH!”Papyrus said, praising himself.Sans, who usually doesn’t leave his post (out of laziness) had to laugh also.”Is it really so hard to turn Xs into Os?” Sans chuckled.
As the Skelo-Bros neared Papyrus station, they noticed two little little legs squirming out as if they were stuck.Sans glanced over at the legs as if it was as usual as a hyper Lesser Dog, while Papyrus looked dumbstruck.”ANOTHER HUMAN?!”Papyrus yelled, more trying to get attention then being surprised.The small person automatically fell to the ground, fearfully clutching a flip-phone that had been given to her from her monster ‘guardian’.
Papyrus looked down upon the young girl as Sans merely stood back, completely cool.The girl, frozen with fear, lo
Doflamingo x Reader: Family Matters
There have been many things you have seen on Baby5’s face, but only rarely have you ever seen her looking glum. Most times you’ve seen her, she’s either exuberant, furious, or comically crying, depending on her “boyfriend” situation. Other than that, she was always relatively calm, with a slight smile.
“Little Miss, what has you feeling so down?” You walk up to her side, putting a hand on her shoulder.
“(name), I wasn’t expecting to see you.” She sighed, and then chuckled a little. “How many times have I told you to call me by my name? I don’t need to be called ‘Little Miss’.”
“I will continue calling you ‘Little Miss’ as long as I am a servant working here at the castle and you are considered Family by the Young M
PLEASE READ - The Ransomware EpidemicPlease share, fave and spread this journal. You could help many people on DeviantArt protect their computers from this horrific cyberattack and raise awareness about the issue to those who haven't yet heard of it.
Funny how all these years of me picking and choosing updates to keep my computer functioning how I want it (you know... to have what you paid for and keep my product without others stealing it and modifying it *cough*badupdates*cough* ... basic consumer rights... but anyway) came to haunt me.
So I finally decided that I'd bite the bullet and update my updates... only to find out Windows Update was refusing to update and would forever stay stuck "searching for updates". Just my luck. When I really don't want updates they try to install, and when I really need them they don't.
Anyhow, why am I so desper
So you want to buy minkyI get asked this question alot and I promised a guide a while back but I'm just now getting around to making it! Here is a list of websites where you can buy minky fabric for your projects!
www.beverlys.com - search cuddle 3
www.joann.com - search for Soft n Comfy
www.minkee.com.au - Australia
Land of Oh Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/95419080/1-yard-1-mm-smooth-cuddle-minky-fabric?ref=usr_faveitems
Igloo0203 - http://myworld.ebay.com/igloo0203/&_trksid3984.m1439.l2754 - This seller has a wide color selection and the minky comes in 3mm and 5mm pile! She's located in Korea and shipping usually takes about 2 weeks, or at least that is when my orders arrive.
KYcutters - http://myworld.ebay.com/kycutters/?_trksid4340.l2559 - They sell Benartex Minkee Gelat
Custom Brushes 2 (Only on FireAlpaca and MediBang)Link to Custom Brushes 1!
Custom Brushes (Only on FireAlpaca and MediBang)
[Tutorial] Stiches Brush and how to use it.Hello, hôm nay viết tut là dành cho bạn :iconjemmy2000:, và cũng đăng lên đây luôn ^^. Tut t viết đơn giản, mong cũng dễ hiểu.
1. Tạo 1 new với size 200*100, với chế độ Transparent.
(Có Thể click ảnh để xem full size nha)
2. Chọn Shape để vẽ ra. (Chú thích trong hình)
3. Vẽ shape ra new.
4. Ctrl+T để chỉnh lại shape, nghiêng -40 độ
(Trong hình lúc Transform có hiện lên độ nghiêng nha)
5. Sau đó, nhấn chuột trái, Rasterize Layer -> OK. Sau đó Ctrl+A, dùng move tool di
ART RAFFLE | BIRTHDAY BASH [ O P E N ]Hello!
I just wanna update everyone with my status 8D
So right now I'm muscling through my headers and art trades. I'm going to finish all of them so I can focus on studying for an upcoming exam I'm taking on the 2nd of July. And while we're at it, it's my birthday on the 5th of July! So while I'm preparing for all that, I want to open a raffle to thank everyone who supported me. I don't know if I say it enough but I'm truly happy with all the nice messages and support.
Thank you all so much.
WHAT CAN BE WON
1 Full CG
Total of 5 winners
HOW TO GET RAFFLE TICKETS
Watch - Not required but I'll be grateful if yo
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
MMD/PMX/PMD/MME Editor Tutorials Update***BROKEN LINKS WILL BE FIXED, PLEASE BE PATIENT***
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PMD EDITOR VER 0139 and 0219 ENGLISH TRANSLATION: PMDEditor 0139 and 0219 english translation
MME DOWNLOAD: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/beta183/blomaga/ar491222
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