THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARSYou know that green ellipse tool that you bought in art school? Do you know how to use it for something other than oval shapes? Do you know what those "cross-hair" marks are for? And do you know how to use it for technically correct perspective drawings?THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TOO many comics artists don't, and it's driving me crazy. So instead of starting a blog that starts showing examples and naming names, I figured it was better to make a quick tutorial. And this isn't just for cars but also for guns, fire hydrants, and millions of other machined objects found in comics.
If you go through this and you're still stuck, please don't write to me. I'm happy to show you at a convention to make it clearer, but within a blog this is the best I can do. Check out "Perspective for Comic Artists by David Chelsea" for more.
Cars are a whole lot easier to draw if you know how to properly use perspective and ellipses. The more familiar you are with the math, the more fun it is to draw cars. Once I figured out th
Stop the perfectionismOn my Tumblr site someone asked me for some general advice for an aspiring comic creator. This is what was on my mind. Thought I'd share it here on Deviantart as well.Stop the perfectionism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now all I can think of is something I've been thinking about lately. And that is the depression some of us artists get about our art. Like our expectations aren't just "My drawings need to be good!", they are "My art needs to be PERFECT."
So I would suggest always try to improve, gain confidence, but expect good/average output. Don't expect perfect art, ever. By doing this only causes you to be frustrated, which in turn causes mistakes, which pisses you off more, then you're stuck in a lame spiraling circle downward to the pathetic whiny artist. Which in turn kills your deadline. Giving yourself freedom from perfection makes drawing much easier and better art is produced and on time.
I'm currently working on this piece where it started out difficult, I had high expectations for it, I was in a bad mood, nothing was
Why are we slower?About a month ago I finally got to meet an art hero of mine, Klaus Janson, a well known pro who's been in the industry for over 30 years. A mutual friend introduced us, and we hit it off right away. The group of us went through the Village hitting pub after pub, and soon I was drunk enough to ask Klaus something that had been bugging me.Why are we slower?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked him if modern comic artists are, on average, slower than we used to be. He said yes, and I agreed.
From the Golden Age until the 80s, pencillers were generally expected to turn in at least two pages a day, while an inker was expected to turn in around 3-4. There were a handful of exceptions, I'm sure, but most of the artists could pump out pages like human printing presses. In the current comic industry, it's completely reversed: while a handful of artists can still hit this speed, the vast majority can't. Pencillers today struggle to produce a page-per-day, while inkers (those who still ink with ink) are hitting around 2.
So what happened? I'v
You could touch this - Raffle time! WINNER!You could touch this - Raffle time! WINNER!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please note me within 24 hours!
Thanks for joining everyone!
Last day! Ill give a chance until tomorrow - on 1st August I post the winner, keep your eyes clear!
Seriously. You can touch. Welcome to the raffle! Get a chance to get some art from me :3
One such digital waist-up sketch - in COLOR!*
*I will work only with drawn reference, I am not designing your character.
How to enter?
1) be my watcher (old or new, does not matter)
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BatmathI enjoyed the Nolanverse Batman films a lot, but I've just run the numbers:Batmath2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bruce trained for 7 years (Alfred mentions his absence in Batman Begins) and he sulked for 8 years between Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. Between that, and including the short time in Dark Knight Rises in which he wore the cowl, Nolanverse Bruce was only Batman for about a year, tops (Joker's line "Let's rewind a year" tells us this).
One. F**king. Year.
"Caped Crusader" the Nolanverse Batman is not.
He is "Bat Temp".
Ry's Top 10: PollsHiya Ryceballs I just came back from Armagedfdskafaon 2013 in Melbourne. Usually what I do is I write a journal about what I did there, people I ate, food I met etc etc (I might have written that wrong), but I might leave that till tomorrow, I am kinda tired and cant be bothered uploading the pics.. However while at the airplane I had time to kill, so I just started writing down things I can talk about in my journals, I havent done these in a while but Im gonna bring back the TOP 10. I used to do a lot of top 10 journals, if you have been following me long enough you might remember the classic (You can click on these) Top 10 tastiest looking Pokemon or the Top 10 Surprisingly Good Games or the ever so popularRy's Top 10: Polls1 year ago in Personal More Like This
UpdatesMan that old journal was buggin me! Time for an update!Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although it's been over a year since we wrapped production on YJ, with the dust settling on the finale it seems like a fitting time to express my gratitude to all the people I worked with on the show and all the fans who helped make the whole experience special. I'm WAY too lazy to list ALL the amazing people here (that's what IMDB is for guys ) so I'll just keep it quick.
Deepest gratitude of course goes to Sam Register, Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman who brought me onto the project when development began in Spring of 2009. At that point it was just the four of us meeting to discuss design and direction while Brandon and Greg began crafting the overall story and history of this version of the DCU. Without these guys there obviously would not have been a YJ cartoon at all, and although we didn't always agree on everything, I can't imagine having worked on it with anyone else really.
I also want to give major props to our awesom
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BIG Watchers FeatureBIG Watchers Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I just hit 2000 watchers!!!
An unbelievable number
Thank you so much!!!
I asked you to show me your best work so I can feature you in this journal. This is only a selection of mine - I hope you understand that I can not feature everyones work. Still I invite you to have a look at the great works my watchers created!
Leather wild things by mjdaluzWhen Nature Calls by NaBHaN
OCHRE AND RAIN by DANNY-DED3 by ZJNorthHizakari-sama by AsymptoticWay
Sexiest Female Game Characters (in my opinion)Compiled for no real reason other than that I felt like making a list. Might do some fan art, tooSexiest Female Game Characters (in my opinion)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
List is in order of appearance:
Princess Daphne (Dragon’s Lair, 1983)
Daphne is a cliché, blonde damsel in distress, yes, but she’s a cliché, blonde damsel in distress that was animated by Don Bluth, who had a stack of Playboy magazines on hand while he was drawing her.
Tyris Flare (Golden Axe, 1989)
Like a Frank Frazetta pic come to life….and then dressed in a bright white bikini by the Censors.
Also: That 360 game of hers really wasn’t that bad.
Blaze Fielding (Streets of Rage 2, 1992)
At some point between Streets of Rage 1 and Streets of Rage 2, Blaze must have washed her costume at the wrong temperature, because there’s a lot less of it. The horror.
Cammy (Super Street Fighter 2, 1993)
Chun Li had legs. Cammy has LEEEEEGS. And a perpetual wedgie.
Felicia (Darkstalkers, 1994)
C’mon. It’s me.
Favorite Journal Entries that you may have missedHiya Ryceballs. You know, other than drawings and putting up polls about showers, there's one other thing that I love doing on Deviantart, and that is writing journals! I love writing stuff, sharing my thoughts, sharing stories, ranting about stuff, making fun of stuff, doing top 10s. And I have been told that people likes reading it, that definately puts a smile on my beautiful face. But but but but butt I do know that some of you are new to my Deviantart! And maybe some of you just missed some journals, in total I have over 400 journal entries so far so I wouldn't blame ya for missing them! SOOO I have decided to pick some journals of mine that I like and share it with you guys once again. This may be nostalgic for those who followed me since day 1, and something refreshing for those who has never read them before. I also do apologize for how bad the templates layouts for some of these are, some of these makes your eyes hurt after reading.. And I also apologize for how immature theseFavorite Journal Entries that you may have missed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Kiriban at 999,999,999Free giveaway from the generous Ry! All you have to do is screen capture the pageviews of 999,999,999 and you will get some delicious prizes! What kinda prizes I hear you asking? More than one actually! In fact there are MANY prizes to be won. So many that I have to list them out below. OK HERE GOESKiriban at 999,999,9992 years ago in Personal More Like This
A FREE SKETCH EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
A free sketch is a given, but instead of just one free sketch, you will receive one everyday until the day you die! If you are like 18 now and you live till a hundred, then you will get like.. umm.. 29930 drawings!
A BRAND NEW CAR!
They don't call me Top Hat Oprah for no reason, thats right! You get a brand new car! All pimped out with Pokemon decorations too! You can now drive around in your pimped out PikaMobile playing the Pokemon theme song as loud as you can and no one would complain, because everyone loves the yellow rat!
A TRIP TO JAPAN!
Everyone loves Japan, if you are the luc
Ry talks about... SpiritDo you believe in G-G-G-Ghosttssss!!!? When you are in your room at night and a shadow walks pasts your window... when at the corner of your eyes you spot a dark shadow in the far end of the hallway... BOOO! Next time when you see these 'spirits' think about what you saw and use your logical mind instead of the creative one. Thats right I am telling you to turn off your creative imaginative gear for a sec and be a little bit less unrealistic. I do NOT believe the spirits people see are really spirits, my parents are really scared of ghosts and in fact most of my relatives do too and they tell me stories as well, as a kid I used to get freaked out heaps by these stories (Thanks folks!) and used to be afraid of the dark.. I once accidentally touched an electrified cord in the dark and thought a ghost hit my hand. Sometimes I would hold my pee in for hours at night just so that I didn't have to walk down the dark scary hallway for the toilet. But sometimes I would brave up because I was tRy talks about... Spirit3 years ago in Personal More Like This
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting
VideosHey all! Sorry I have been so quiet! been swamped. I want to share some videos with youVideos1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Iron Throne is DEVIOUS!Update: I met George R.R. Martin at San Diego Comic-Con! - I got to share this Journal with him, and he confirmed how much he loves MarcSimonetti and the art works he makes, not just the throne but generally. I agree. -- Awesome! And Congrats Marc!! (I can't find the photo of he and I, I'll post it soon!)The Iron Throne is DEVIOUS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update 2: Turns out, MediaBistro had actually beaten me to the punch on this scoop. Legit!
I'm about to share with you some Game of Thrones awesomeness we discovered thanks to my friend Anand Kishore, but ... first: If you were gracious and responded with the kind of passion many of you did to my deviantART v999 Journal -- Then you should know that to be just as gracio
Photoshop, my wifeDID YOU KNOW? I use Photoshop to do my drawings? ITS TRUE! Im guessing people don't know about this because once a week I would have someone asking me ^^ well thats fine. Today I am gonna share with you lots my history with Photoshop, how we met, how we worked out our differences, how we bonded, and how we eventually took another step further. <3Photoshop, my wife2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me and Photoshop met some time in the 2003? (Its been 10 years already?!) She was introduced to me by my cousin. At first I didn't know what to do with her, I just started playing around with photos, like adding flames on my hair, going all nuts with filters, editing clothes off of my favourite celebrities (Yeahhh I did that. Don't judge mE! ;___; ). We got along quite well, I was surprised that I could just know a few tools and do something crazy with it! I think I was using Photoshop version 7 and being quite happy with all the tools and filters I got. It was a good start
Then new versions started coming out and I moved on to a newer vers
I have gone on record...I have gone on record...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time and time again,
I have gone on record saying that
the first mistake somebody makes
in pursuing privacy on the Internet...
...Is thinking they can achieve
privacy on the Internet.
Every website you visit.
Every purchase you make.
Every bank transaction.
It is all tracked.
That's how the Internet works.
In order for information to be processed
and stuff to be presented to you,
it needs to be given to an external source.
Where it is then indexed.
Now that tweet you just sent out,
that Facebook update,
that Email you send drunkenly to your ex...
...It's permanently etched
on the hard drive in a data bank
whose location you don't even know.
People are now wildly surprised after
the NSA has been found to be tracking
all this "private" information.
But there is one flaw with this outrage.
The belief that the information was
"private" in the first place...
...Is a fallacy.
It might have not been accessible to
the public, the website's users, or
Do you collect anything?I collect porn. Nah I joke, there's no need to because you can just stream them.. right awkward. I think it is in human nature to want to collect something right? For me I had many things I used to collect as a child and eventually gave up on.. this says a lot about me, I don't have a lot of patience probably?Do you collect anything?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was a point in my life when I collected different Australian 50 cents coins. I can't remember why exactly, but I had a habit of collecting them for some reason. Until I reached a point when I couldn't find different designs anymore.... actually there wasn't a lot. yeah bummer.
Then I got into collecting empty toilet paper rolls, now THIS I really got into, because its little effort with great satisfaction, I used to keep them next to the toilet bowl too, like a whole stack of them. I was planning to collect as many as possible so I can one day build my own toilet paper roll castle. However one horrific day came when my parents threw all my hard earned treasure
MY INSPIRATION...Wanna know who i look at and copy from these days? It's no one in comics. Nobody in film. Just this guy. He's why i draw these days. He's all i study. Thank you, YUTAKA NAKAMURA-SAN!MY INSPIRATION...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Amazing Spiderman 2 Live Tweet CompilationI finally got to watch Amazing Spiderman 2 on DVD. Bad news is that it was so boring and full of tripe that I got bored with it. The good news is that I decided to live-tweet my experience watching it. I’ve compiled the event into this journal below, but you should be warned: there are spoilers. Though to be fair... the spoiler is from a comic written back in the 1970's so it really shouldn't be a "shock" or anything. ENJOY!Amazing Spiderman 2 Live Tweet Compilation8 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Watching Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the first time. It's... Pretty bad so far and I'm only 20 mins in...
-Can we have ONE defining character trait for Peter? He seems to keep flip flopping between snarky badass and whiny angsty teen.
-"Subtle" is not a word I would use to describe this movie. It's like they think you're an idiot and can't comprehend simple storytelling.
-You can tell Jamie Foxx a nerd cuz he's clumsy and awkward and has big glasses and a pocket protector. This 2014 or 1954?
-How did you go from doing a documentary of Ray Charles to this?
How to interview a politician.A tiny snippet from Jeremy Paxman's interview with Silvio Berlusconi.How to interview a politician.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some might not know who Berlusconi is: he's a media tycoon, 3 time Prime Minister of Italy and is generally regarded as the face of political vice and corruption in Europe.
Many won't know who Paxman is: he's the brick that the BBC throw at people like Berlusconi. His questions being so blunt that it's nigh on impossible to wriggle out of answering them without looking more of a prat than you did at the start.
I'm pretty sure that Paxman also hates that fact that you, whoever you are, share the same planet as him:
These aren't outtakes. This stuff airs
Change for the sake of change.Well…..that was immature drivel.Change for the sake of change.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don’t know a huge amount about the “New 52” take on the DC universe (I stopped paying attention to DC’s output when they changed their logo to look like a half-unwrapped Acme magnet) but if the Justice League: War animation is any kind of summary, I’m glad I’ve not wasted my time.
Batman now seems to think it’s impolite if he doesn’t tell everyone who he is, Wonder Woman has taken to talking like a really, really bad Shakespearean actor and Superman is a dick.
Ignoring the animation’s terrible narrative, what struck me like a rancid kipper in the face was how god-awful the character designs were. In this instance; particularly Darkseid’s. Yeah, he wore a bucket on his head in the past, but it worked! It added to his menace as a laser-firing brick of doom. You took one look at him and you knew who he was.
Watch Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. THAT version of Darkseid is an ic