We've already agreed on the fact that anime characters are just too damned unrealistic.
One of the most unrealistic things will be tackled here, the oh-so cute mouths of the younger characters we see in our beloved moving drawings.
I hope this is of help to anyone,
Am not an expert in makeup and I simply read ebooks and online tutorials as well and apply whatever I learn wherever possible! If you have tips on improving this, please do share!
Thank you for reading!
The internet and the power of anonymity is simply frightening at times. From identity theft to worse case bullying that cause some to even hide in their homes at times. Admittedly, if you attract attention to yourself you would be a target of criticism. But again, are we asking for it openly? Is it right for you to be rude? Would you ever tell a stranger to his or her face that he/she is ugly and such?
Normally the answer is no, but because of the internet - we all have this power
Bullies are everywhere
I still don't know why people have the urge to look down on others and write it down. I have been made fun of, judged and called many names for simply posting pictures on my FB account. Thing here is, I have never promoted myself, or even told anyone to please 'like' this or that and please subscribe and such. Am still too damned shy for those things.
Ever been bullied? Received a really depressing comment?
If you have, then try to take a breather. These people are misinformed, and they probably have their own ideals in mind. That's not something you can control. What's more important is, DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU'RE DOING? Are you satisfied with the outcome and such? That's all there is to it.
Critics are welcome, BUT
at least try and be constructive. I don't mind these comments anymore, I just need an example. Dont take it the wrong way. People will always be highly critical of others though some are more vocal about it. That's how diverse life is, and we just have to be stronger, but likewise I really hope these people would find a better outlet. As fun as it may seem to bring others down, you aren't doing anything to improve yourself and that just sounds really dragging.
There's a lot of articles about being good judges, and one thing that will be redundant among them is the fact that you have to always be NEUTRAL.
We all have those days, wherein we hardly even put on makeup..we didn't even know the difference between direct flash and having ambient light (Although that technical aspect of lighting isn't really something you need to know it helps in terms of ambiance)
Not perfect: But aiming for it
We all improve gradually
Not at the same rate, but we all do... just keep that in mind and stop looking at other people and comparing yourself. There are a lot of differences between people. (Circumstances/ resources like money and time) they all differ. And it would only cause you a load of stress and maybe even a bit of sadness if you do.
So just take it at a stride!
Study whenever you can regarding the components you see yourself as lacking. Save for that "One big photo shoot",or that "one big costume project" that am sure will be worth all the time. If you're not seeing any improvements in your final output? Maybe try re-thinking whatever your into, in this case cosplay. If you aren't really interested in seeing better results or going over your own limits...don't expect better results.
Happy St. Valentine's guys,
nothing special for me as I have work and shall just have some nice dinner (Plus some sweets from bosses random good friends and then some who are closer than most)
We naturally stick to what we like --
Even when we don't mean to, you would probably have a collection of same wig colors with varying styles.
Naturally, we have our 'identity' and we know what naturally looks nice for ourselves. (So don't ever lose this to critics or even friends giving you their opinions -- remember! They're opinions, take them at face value. It's up to you how you want to do this hobby)
But again, the opposite doesn't hold true -- but then again am pretty sure there will always be that ONE color you like wearing the most. As for me, it's blonde, green (mostly Miku and CC) and silver. It was a hard battle between the blondes: Len versions, Saber versions, Krista, Mio and a whole bunch of others but in the end Saber Alter won out the spot.
I'd love to see your Wig Color Meme! :)
I can give you a copy of the template I used if you wish (Or I'll update this soon with a download for it)
Pick your valentine: (Kidding)
Catching something 'real' but unplanned.
Sometimes life gives you a bit of a reward and we caught this beautifully painted horizon.
That's not edited guys, it's really just that pretty.
Nothing beats the 'real thing'
This photo still brings back the feeling of witnessing something so pretty. Though, it was freezing cold there at that time and I had to pose. But that's hardly any issue really.
if you've been into this hobby for long, I would bet that you started off being a nerd who read books and can't start a conversation with a stranger even if your life depended on it. Amongst my siblings and friends...I have always seemed cold and distant. It's due to the fact that I am an awkward person and I am severely shy.
A LESSON OF COURAGE
Cheaper venues like amusement parks, picnic spots and whatnot are usually filled with (A LOT) people. But, they serve as really good spots for shots. They're pretty much generic, and in almost all japanese animations, they will at some point have a scene where there are plains or a sort of old ruin. But... you're shaking and people are starting to stare at you...
Here's a fact, you would definitely regret not getting a shot after so much effort of making the costume/props and styling the wig. (There's also the contact lenses, your makeup and gas or transportation fees) SO TAKE UP THE COURAGE, swallow that fear and just pose for the camera. It would also be to your advantage if you do this with some friends.
If you're shaking, it won't matter so much if it's not too dark but seriously,
DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK ON SOMETHING YOU ALREADY STARTED. Weather, time, and the availability of people are inconsistent...when you have a photographer standing with you in a venue just give yourself enough time to calm down...and give it a try. Believe me, it pays off. One great shot is better than nothing.