[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
A little challenge if you'd care to take it up! Make a postcard sized image celebrating the New Year of the Snake and put it up in the com to share. We've had a few of these postcard challenges in the past, (if you'd care to look them up in tags)

The images can be put up anytime between now and the (Chinese) New Year. 10th of February.


"Eto (formally called Jikkan Junishi)" refers to the Chinese zodiac symbols. Unlike the Western Zodiac which is divided into 12 months, the Asian Zodiac is divided into 12 years. Each year is named after an animal: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and boar. It is said to have been adopted in Japan in 604 during the reign of Empress Suiko.

According to Chinese legends, before Buddha departed from earth, only twelve animals came in their devotion to him. Buddha honored them by naming the years after them in the order arrived.

Every Japanese person knows what year of the zodiac they were born in. The Japanese are likely to ask what your zodiac sign is, instead of asking how old you are. In this way, you can guess a person's age without asking it directly!

Like the astrological zodiac there are all sorts of things which influence individual people. The Japanese believe that people who are born in the same animal year share similar personality and character. For example, people born in the year of the snake are profound thinkers and have tremendous wisdom.


For more on the Chinese aspects of the Black Water Snake go here: http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2013ChineseHoroscope.htm

What's your Asian Zodiac Symbol?
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com


Make Gackt a Cake For His Birthday!
and post pictures here (using gackt cake tag) between now and July 4th.

You can bake and decorate a cake
make a drawing or photo manipulation of a cake
*cake should be new, not previously posted online

Contest ends July 4th 2012.
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
GACKT'S EYES HAVE IT
create around the theme of Gackt's Eyes
can be artwork, graphics, crafts, prose, poetry, song or essay

Contest ends Dec 31st, 2012

You may make as many entries as you wish, of different types.
All entries must be brand-new, never published before online.

Winner!

Oct. 13th, 2011 07:21 am
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com


[livejournal.com profile] cauliflower346
has won by members poll for her Nemuri Papercut

prize
YELLOW FRIED CHICKENZ 2011 TOUR FOLDING FAN!
thanks to Col.Wongkk for donation!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! 
looking forward to the next challenge - if you've an idea please note in comments.

[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com


create a craft to win this summers challenge!
The craft must be Japanese and you must create something new, just for this challenge.

one winner chosen from all entries will recieve  
YELLOW FRIED CHICKENZ 2011 TOUR FOLDING FAN!
thanks to Col.Wongkk for donation of prize!

[identity profile] cauliflower346.livejournal.com
Photobucket

Here's my entry for the current challenge. It's a paper cutting/kirie of Gackt. I used a picture from the Nemuri photobook as a reference.

I drew out a pattern digitally, transferred it to tracing paper, placed that on the black paper, and cut away. This is the result of a few lost attempts (this is easy to totally ruin in just one misguided stroke ;-;), but is one of the first paper cutting I've ever tried.
I wanted to thank you, Karadin, for the inspiration post on kirie. I hadn't ever thought to try something like that before, and I really, really enjoy it! ^^

I've also got a WIP picture, if anyone's interested, I'll put it under a cut
Read more... )
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com



create a craft to win this summers challenge!
The craft must be Japanese and you must create something new, just for this challenge.

one winner chosen from all entries will recieve  
YELLOW FRIED CHICKENZ 2011 TOUR FOLDING FAN!
thanks to Col.Wongkk for donation of prize!

Contest runs from June 20 to Sept 30

 
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
Suggested by Col.wongkk Ikebana is a Japanese style of flower arrangement. More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together, Ikebana emphasizes other areas of the plant rather than blooms, such as stems and leaves, drawing emphasis toward shape, line, form.

Another aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism. The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolize heaven, earth, and man and in others sun, moon, and earth.
(wiki)

[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
First in our series of How-To-Tutorials on traditional Japanese crafting! See if this is something you'd like to try for our Summer Challenge. For more info hit challenge tag.



AMAZING Modern paper cutting.
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com



create a craft to win this summers challenge!
The craft must be Japanese and you must create something new, just for this challenge.
(some ideas for Japanese craft)
paper folding - origami
food art - bento
crochet - amigurumi
cooking - sushi
ornaments - kanzashi
decorative wrapping - furoshiki
flower arranging - ikebana
paper cutting - kirigami
paper making - washi
kite making - tako

Let us know your ideas and introduce us to Japanese culture!

one winner chosen from all entries will recieve  
YELLOW FRIED CHICKENZ 2011 TOUR GOODS


Contest runs from June 20 to Sept 30
Only Gackt Army Members may enter.
 
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
The Winner of our Project Gacktway 2 by member's poll is

Old Fashioned Gackt by 
[livejournal.com profile] rikuness 
prize of Nemuri Kyoshiro clearfile and postcard donated by Col.[livejournal.com profile] wongkk !

Thanks also to [livejournal.com profile] darkness_kai , [livejournal.com profile] karadin  and [livejournal.com profile] irisangel  for their entries!
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
Sorry, new poll now up
Poll will be up until Sunday, winner announced on Monday June 6, 2011
Winner will receive Nemuri Kyoshiro clearfile and postcard, donated by Colonel Wongkk!


[Poll #1747812]

see Victorian Gackt *non-prize entry here: http://gackt-army.livejournal.com/1463247.html
Gothic Gackt http://gackt-army.livejournal.com/1476997.html
Demon King http://gackt-army.livejournal.com/1477875.html
Old Fashioned http://gackt-army.livejournal.com/1474302.html
[identity profile] rikuness.livejournal.com
Artist: rikuness/Aqua
Theme: old fashioned chibi G (semi-Victorian)
I've always thought GACKT is a very old-fashioned kind of person, hence the theme. ^^
It's a fairly simple costume: dark blue overcoat with golden buttons and trim, a white semi-frilly cravat, blue contacts (to look more European), a small black top hat (he's tipping his hat in the pic; the perfect gentleman!), white gloves and pants and black lace-up boots. In his left hand he has a cane with a silver Moon symbol thingy at the top.
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
If he were to wear this for a concert, the concert would be at the end of his career. The concert's theme would kinda be like "time travel" and it showcases his entire career from the start to the end, so he would wear this at the very beginning of the concert (and in my mind, he would enter the stage in a horse drawn carriage with JOB and dancers as a fanfare ^^). Then it would go through his career and past concerts until the present. ^_^ (and again, in my mind, he'd exit the stage riding a... huge robot... GUNDAM!)

Anyways, that's my entry! ^_^ I hope it's okay that I took a pic instead of scanning (I don't like using the scanner...) ><
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com


PROJECT GACKTWAY 2!
Design Gackt's new stage costume!


Contest Ends May 31!

check challenge tag for details and entries
(Victorian Gackt now up)
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
Artist Karadin
Theme: Gacktway 2 contest - Victorian GACKT
Vest pattern is by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) in his rose and tears textile pattern (original colours), black embroidery on trousers adapted from Mackintosh rose pattern.
Gauntlets and military boots shiny patent leather. Top hat and top lapels on coat in matching black velvet. Waistcoat Omeshi Silk with jet buttons trimmed in black silk.
Coat in black, midnight blue, and fuschia shot-silk yarn-dyed taffeta. (also called colour changing taffeta because it has an iridescent quality)
Eternity white diamond and white gold cross necklace designed by GACKT 2010
Gackt's borrowed his monocle from me and his riding crop from Sherlock.

(click for large)


*this entry will not be entered in for Nemuri Goods prize*
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com


PROJECT GACKTWAY 2!
Design Gackt's new stage costume!


Contest runs FEB 1 to MAY 31
only Gackt Army members may enter.

See past contests and challenges with winners here!
 http://community.livejournal.com/gackt_army/464680.html
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com


PROJECT GACKTWAY 2!
Design Gackt's new stage costume!


Images can be hand-rendered or digital, and you may collage items (giving credit to designers)
Soldiers may work as a team, concept and illustrator (but if you win the challenge, you have to figure out how to split the prize!)

Along with the design for the costume, you must provide a premise for your entry, a short paragraph on the concert theme.

Contest runs FEB 1 to MAY 31
only Gackt Army members may enter.

WINNERS WILL BE DECIDED BY MEMBERS POLL!
NEMURI KYOSHIRO GOODS AS PRIZES!

Have fun!


See past contests and challenges with winners here!
 http://community.livejournal.com/gackt_army/464680.html
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com


PROJECT GACKTWAY 2!
Design Gackt's new stage costume!


Images can be hand-rendered or digital, and you may collage items (giving credit to designers)
Soldiers may work as a team, concept and illustrator (but if you win the challenge, you have to figure out how to split the prize!)

Along with the design for the costume, you must provide a premise for your entry, a short paragraph on the concert theme.

Contest runs Feb 1 to April 30 only Gackt Army members may enter.

WINNERS WILL BE DECIDED BY MEMBERS POLL!
NEMURI KYOSHIRO GOODS AS PRIZES!

Have fun!


See past contests and challenges with winners here!
 http://community.livejournal.com/gackt_army/464680.html
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
Our winner is [info]wongkk !

Thanks also to 
[info]bugackt  and [info]youki_moonlight  for their lovely cards!
(click contest tag!)

Check out our Challenge Tag for our latest Project Gacktway 2!
[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com
 
I wish to congratulate both 

[livejournal.com profile] sildil  and [info]mirien  for being our Challenge Winners!

Our community shop I-TM4U has graciously donated 2 Gackt 2011 Wall Calendars!

see all entries here: 
 

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