inside the artist studioSo last week I got a random text from studio mate and friend :iconjessemunoz: saying that while Rian was on vacation he had an idea for an episode of the sidetracked podcast where he would interview me. This episode is now available at...inside the artist studio5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hear me ramble on about comics, Art school, Boston, stockpile comics, a look into forever winter and forever winter 2.
I had a lot of fun recording it, I hope you enjoy it.
Broccoli Cheese SoupOk boys and girls, time for another easy soup recipe for you bachelors and bachelorettes, college types, or artists on the go like me. Even you family folk out there looking for an easy meal your kids will love, Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of the greatest things ever invented. I love plain old steamed broccoli, but you add cheese and it sings. You make a soup out of it and it's a damn CHOIR!Broccoli Cheese Soup11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here we go!
2 Cans Chicken and Rice Soup
2 Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup (or you can substitute one can for a Cream of Mushroom)
1 Stick of butter
1 can of evaporated milk (Pet or Carnation)
1 bag of Frozen Broccoli
1 small box of Velveeta Cheese
1.Heat butter, Milk, and Soups slowly (low to medium heat)
2.Steam your broccoli in microwave or on the stove separately. Not too done because it will soften up in the soup and it's nice to have a little crunch in there.
3. Cut up cheese into small cubes
4. Slowly stir in broccoli and cheese into soup until cheese is melted.
PISS OFF!You know what? Everything that happens in the country doesn't have to do with Christians or God or Jesus.PISS OFF!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you didn't already know, a bunch of Bible thumpers are getting on President Obama about not mentioning or thanking God in a Thanksgiving address. The Godless heathen prick didn't thank God!! STOP THE MOTHERFUCKING PRESSES!! A POLITICIAN DIDN'T USE GOD TO THE GAIN THE FAVOR OF A MASS DROVE OF BIBLE BEATERS!!
Look goddamn it, this country was founded on democracy and being able to worship how you liked. If you want to worship God, go for it. If you want to worship nature, try it and we'll set your ass on fire. But the original idea was that we'd have a nation and government by and for the people. NOT YOUR, OR MY, FUCKING DEITY!!
But as we all know Thanksgiving is a holiday that's only celebrated by Christ's followers and this is just another day that Jews, Muslims, Atheists, and Pagans are just going to have to sit around while we eat God's own bird. Oh, no wait, it's an American
Phil Bourassa-Design Powerhouse!!My buddy Phil gives a great interview about the process of character design and the way he approaches the craft. Everyone should check it out. http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/youngjustice/backstage/interview8.phpPhil Bourassa-Design Powerhouse!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And take a look at his deviant page while you're are at it. http://philbourassa.deviantart.com
Commission Info (Color Only)Commission Info (Color Only)Commission Info (Color Only)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my new Commission information. This is a guidline only, all prices are subject to change depending on piece complexity and my availability.
My Email is the best way to contact me.
Please include a preview of the line-art within the initial inquiry if available, it saves on alot unnecessary back and fourths.
Atleast half the Payment must be made upfront. before I will start work on your commission.
Paypal or bank transfer only.
Can be sent to Eddy_swan@live.com.au
A happy medium between price and finish
NYCC, A Year in ReviewWell gang, NYCC was a grand learning experience. I have to say that I wasn't really prepared for the sheer size of the damn thing, but I believe I made the most of it. Got to meet Ben Caldwell and finally got my copy of the Dare Detectives. Have you read that yet? 10 years ago this guy wouldn't have been published by any reputable company and now I can't think of any artist whose stuff I look forward to more.NYCC, A Year in Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The sheer amount of talent in the industry has ballooned in the last decade and we're facing the beginning of a renaissance in comics.
Saw the people at Narr8 and the things they're trying to do with motion comics. It's going to be interesting to see how that plays out. I think the idea that Comixology is going to be producing original content is freaking HUGE. They have a wider reach than most people think. There's a ton of "What ifs" floating around out there.
Soon I'll post my diatribe on the "Five Year Burst" as it pertains to companies productivity and the creation of the com
Inking on the L.A.M.The past few weeks were emotionally rough, so I found myself closing down, creatively, and retreating into an analytic frame of mind. I started getting very picky about technical things, focusing like a laser on - you guessed it - brush strokes. This sort of thing has the potential to quickly degenerate to the level of a symptom. In my case, I think it starts as a symptom, which is my signal to elevate it to practical knowledge and skill by channeling it through art.Inking on the L.A.M.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
In any event, after a long period of "obsessing," I formulated a new, streamlined understanding of brush inking abstracted from all I have explained so far. And it should come as no surprise that, as with my original brush handling "katas", it's based on my experience in the martial arts.
"Inking on the L.A.M." * is a simple, practical, and elegant way to approach controlling ink effects by matching brush movement to the kind of lines and marks one wants to make. It is analytical, not intuitive, wh
Borderlands art contest on Game Art HQBorderlands art contest on Game Art HQ1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is not about redrawing, this is a contest on the dA group and website :icongame-art-hq:
Handsome Jack is not the only threat for vault hunters..they have to compete in BADASS Art Contests as well....
Okay, a gazillion of GA-HQ Skags showed their interest in less than a day, so why not starting a little contest about Borderlands 1+2!
This BADASS Contest started on Oct 5- and ends on Saturday the 20th October!
Everything related to Borderlands 1+2 can be submitted, including crossovers with characters of other games and series.
No Nudity (especially no Cl4ptr4p Pin Ups!)
One entry per artist
The entry MUST be made for this contest
You have to mention it in the description that you made it for the Game Art HQ BADASS BORDERLANDS Art Contest
3 Months dA Premium Account for the winner
Feature here in the group and on Game-Art.HQ.com for the top three
Extra Badass Rank for you here in the Group if y
Just a Repost of my Season 1 Korra workThis is just a repost of some Korra storyboard work I did for Season one.Just a Repost of my Season 1 Korra work1 month ago in Personal More Like This
questioning my beliefsi don't know why, but lately I've been questioning my belief in god, or how i was raised to believe in god. like i've been wondering why i didn't believe in Jesus, when it seems everybody does (i know it's not true, i'm just blowing off some steam, some low self esteem). basically, my answer to this would be that i don't believe in worshiping humans. but it seems christians think he was god in the flesh. But i've always thought the idea of "needing" to believe in a certain religious figure in order to be "saved" always kinda scared me. Christians have used this sort of fear to convert people for centuries, but it repels me more so then draws me in.questioning my beliefs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
now, there's a huge gray area when it comes to Judaism, there's Jews who do believe in Jesus, they're basically religious Christians who identify themselves as ethnic Jews. This is where i get freaked out because...well....no offense, but christianity in any form has always kinda creeped me out, the religion, not the people (although the peo
new webshowso the new vid for my web-show is up on YouTubenew webshow5 months ago in Personal More Like This
iv deleted the old vids so plz don't ask for the links
its different from what I was doing before, plus i'm doing more then
just Q-&-A's but if any of you peeps out there want to ask any thing
just feel free to ^^
hope you all enjoy ^^
Sexuality..Im Bisexual, Im very open about the fact that i am, but i never wanted that.Sexuality..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My very first girlfreind was called Jenn. We started as best friends, then i started to fancy her. I told her that i thought i was Bi and to my surprise so was she. We asked eachother out but were both nervous about if it was serious. When we decided to properly be together i was so happy. Over the next week, i went to school and suddenly everyone knew. Not only that i was Bi but also that i was going out with Jenn. We had crowds of people crowding us, taunting and singing. We broke down, very badly. After a year of what i thought was love, but in reality she was killing me from the inside out, we broke up.
We broke up this May.
Since then ive only ever been with one girl, who used me and lied to every body she ever knew.
Im scared to be with anyone anymore. I know that they may be the nicest person in the world but I just cant.
I cant let myself be happy for once.
I want a happy relationship, but i know that
Art trade!So I'm doing an art trade with :iconTheEtownHero: and he's actually much, much more quick than I am. 3:Art trade!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to be painting his character Irien, and he's done my character Reks: http://theetownhero.deviantart.com/art/What-A-Hottie-285855593
I can't wait to get started!
Thank you, Devin!
Walking the talk and feeling the flo.Been in a really great place creatively, I've really been feeling the art I've been producing. I'm not riding my own dick...just saying I'm happy with the new stuff.Walking the talk and feeling the flo.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wanted to give a nod to my crew and extended fam:
for just being dope as f#%@! You dudes are the beast.
If you haven't read/purchased the :iconurbanmyth-studios: book Not Again Zeus by :icondewwhore: then you're missing out. This is one of the funnest books I've read all year (from ANY studio/company). Hit him up for a copy.
Congrats to :iconjoshuacovey: for getting funding (and a shit ton more) for the awesome project Baako.
Good things happen when you work hard.
Urban Myth rocks!
Fly on the wallStill experimenting with screen capture technology in hopes of doing a fully comprehensive behind the scenes coloring video in the near future.Fly on the wall11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just hit record and caught a 30 minute chunk of my work on a page from 86 Plots. You can see examples of face construction, photo reference, and sketchup, along with liberal use of the eraser tool and "un-do" all in the process of drawing a comic page in photoshop. You jaded know it alls out there might find this boring but for those like me who are always interested in how the other guys work, you might like this.
It's accompanied to the All Bases Covered set from DJ Shadow, so it's bumpin'.
Click on the image below
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 2 official trailer!It's coming!THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 2 official trailer!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Speedpaint VideoHey guys! Here is the video for my latest upload. Total time was a little over 2 hours (2h10) and this is the time-lapse for it. Hope you likeSpeedpaint Video6 months ago in Personal More Like This
KATSUHIRO OTOMO IS BACK! :-DKatsuhiro Otomo, creator/director of AKIRA, MEMORIES, STEAMBOY, FREEDOM is back to grace us with a new entry of his vision. Very excited about animation this year!KATSUHIRO OTOMO IS BACK! :-D9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Animation/Art/Career/etc. Q and A?I've been working since graduating more than 4 years now, and I've improved a lot over these years. It's a very different environment from college to professional studio work. I have friends that graduated same year as me but some quit animation entirely and some are still trying to find an entry level job. I flew out to LA from NYC 1 month after graduating, for an internship at Titmouse, when there were merely 20-ish people around. I was hired after two months of testing, and my first job was a clean-up artist/animation in betweenner.Animation/Art/Career/etc. Q and A?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
a little side story, I signed up for "animation" major thinking it's 3d for game cinematics, and it turned out to be on paper, stayed 4 years, 3d seemed pretty technical as to learning the programs and know how to use it. Drawing is more... fun... and direct. Then I watched animation films like Ghost in the Shell, Jin Roh, Ninja Scroll... etc.
If anyone would like to ask any animation related questions pls comment below and I'd be happy to answer them.
Type vs Typo - The Rocket Man Mash-upRay Bradbury was an inspiration to many artists and writers alike, leaving behind many famous and thought-provoking quotes after his death. Halloween was also one of the topics he wrote about most. What better way to celebrate the onset of ghost story season than with a tribute to one of the finest American storytellers in the form of inspired work presented both through art and literature. At the end of this journal is a real treat; a video that shows just how far Bradbury's literature reached.Type vs Typo - The Rocket Man Mash-up2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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“First of all, I don't write science fiction. I've only done one science fiction book and that's Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. It was named so to represent the temperature at which paper ignites. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fanta
Commissions are open!- Updated 3/4/13THE FORMCommissions are open!- Updated 3/4/132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please make a very detailed description of what you want, or just send me a picture so I can have an idea of what to draw.
Send me a NOTE on this
WHAT DO I PUT IN THE NOTE?
Which type?: (casual/detailed)
Length: Casual (bust/ composition length)..... Detail (bust, waist, or fullbody)
Complex background?: (yes/no) (Casual commissions will not have complex backgrounds)
Description: (describe in detail, or give me a picture)
[Bullet; Orange]Pose: Casual or Pinup, Cute or Vixen
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[New] *Due to a few uncommitted requests, and commissions not being paid for after sketching approved, payment is required in full at time of request.
Or if you do not have a PayPal account, you may use your points as well (50pts/$
Korra Season 1 SoryboardKorra Season 1 Soryboard5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know it's been a long time since I posted anything but working on the Legend of Korra takes up a large part of your life, leaving not much room for posting on DA. I first want to apologize for not responding to all the notes I have been sent over the last year or so but again Korra is ALOT of work and I often want to respond but never seem to get around to it. I am truly sorry.
Next, I want to thank Bryan, Mike, Ryu ,Lauren and Joaquim for letting me Direct on such an amazing show. This group of people including the other Directors Collin, Mel and all the artists who work on the show are some of the most talented people anyone in animation could work with. We are all so proud of what we have created on Korra and can't wait to share it with the world.
Trust me what's to come on Korra will kick some serious butt, I hope you guys will like it as much as we do.
I have made a Youtube video of my Storyboard work from Korra season one and w
Tip of the Day: ImpossibleTip of the Day: Much of what we say is 'impossible' is just opinion, not fact.Tip of the Day: Impossible7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic Composition GeekoutSPECIAL GUEST STAR (against his knowledge) IS :iconandrew-ross-maclean:Comic Composition Geekout8 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys know when I get really excited about art geekery, I JUST CAN'T KEEP IT IN. I also feel like composition is a really hard thing to learn, and all you can really do is try to learn "what is good" in composition, and then try to find examples until you can recognize it. In addition, composition for comics is extra hard because you have to worry about the overall flow of the page as well as the composition of each individual panel.
So I was doing my spring cleaning of my message center and came on some new comic pages he uploaded, all of which are awesome, but take a particular look at this one:
This page is AMAZING. I started watching this guy for his slick style and stayed for his crazy composition skills, and this page makes a particularly good example because his work is so clean and straight-forward, there's not a lot of noodling to distract from the motion lines.
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