Armour ConceptsI have just been asked to work on some Live Role Playing leather armour designs. I am excited to see one of my drawings as a fully realised piece of kit that I can wear! You can read more about it on my blog http://ralphhorsley.blogspot.com/2011/10/armour-concepting.htmlArmour Concepts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can also check out my scrapbook, where I have uploaded the sketches.
Tricksters in Modern LiteratureArticle Series: Tricksters in Literature, Part 5 of 5Tricksters in Modern Literature3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
For the final installment in the Trickster article series, we’ll be discussing tricksters in modern literature and the ways, if any, in which these modern-day tricksters are similar to those in mythology and folklore, folktales and fables, and fairytales and fantasy.
The artwork in this article focuses on tricksters currently in popular media, mostly films and television, since art of tricksters in modern-day literature is difficult to find. Many thanks to the artists for allowing me to feature their gorgeous artwork in these articles.
So, how does the modern-day trickster compare to tricksters we discussed in past articles? Let’s find out.
But first, say hello to one of the most well-known and beloved tricksters of our time:
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 5[Click Here For Part 4]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 54 years ago in Personal More Like This
What Came First...?
A couple years back, our publisher's CEO made a splash in the video gaming blogs and news sites by saying that we upheld our jobs with dignified sincerity, and that we knew the process of making fun and games was anything but fun and games. Of course, considering the hilarious level of integrity professional video gaming blogs adhere to (hilarious!), you could imagine those words were twisted around to single out one phrase. Take out all the previous context, and what's left? "We take the fun out of making video games."
Might as well conclude that Fukishima just started glowing in the dark one morning, St. Elsewhere is a documentary about autism, or JFK was killed by quite a powerful migraine.
The safest course of action when offered an interview by a gaming blog is to simply decline, especially if y
New Features and New Gift!!Happy EasterNew Features and New Gift!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconhrtplz: Happy Easter to all my friends!!! !! Wishing your Easter is decorated with love, peace, joys of Spring and the season's blessings!! !:iconhrtplz:
My dear friends, I received a very beautiful gift from my darest friend hiaamir :iconhiaamir:!!
Thank you from all my heart for this is beautiful dedication!!
In this is new features I want to present you wonderful works of talented and amazing artists that I as usual choice for this week![Love]
Cezanne Rose by phantastesPurpleVine by phoenixluHell Hath No Fury by JenniferHealyAtlantean Automaton by KimiSzMy Love For Tea Time by TeaPhotographyDaffodil dream by crayonmaniacBlack Cutie for Tea by philippeLLilly pond.........2 by wingsofdragonsiSea by Trippy4UDaenerys by sharandulaRed Haired Samurai by sakimichanSerenade to Spring by LUCILALEYLARed hot by Philippe-Albanel:thumb293939896::thumb29372
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
Exposure, Getting Better, Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, Having the Chops4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
Trusted Members and Art FeatureHello Everyone!!Trusted Members and Art Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have recently discovered a site where I could do a live broadcast, while I am creating art. I was wandering if anyone may be interested in something like this. I am curious to hear your thoughts!
Cinematic Arts Announcements
We now have a new member type in the group called Trusted Members. What is a trusted member? Trusted members can submit their art without going through the submission process. These members may also help out in the group if they choose too. Trusted members may have the option of having their own blog with in the group (with admin approval of course), they may invite members, and share ideas on how to help our group better serve the artist with in it.
How do you become a trusted member? Trusted members have been loyal members to our group. They are active with in the group and follow all of the group rules. If you would like to become a trusted member, you may send he group a note, and the admins will decide weath
PE: Story Planning Round-upGreetings all!PE: Story Planning Round-up3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
WHAT AN AWESOME WEEK!
So last week we had a fantastic event based on Story Planning; a week that was slightly relaxed for a PE week, but full of good advice. These articles haven't just been written for the sake of filling a week, we genuinely hope there is something in them that is useful to you as a writer, to help you with your journey. There's a flash fiction month around the corner, as well as a camp NaNoWriMo and then a full NaNoWrimo in November. There are the times to get planning- don't leave it too close to the deadline!
Here is a list of all the articles we posted in the past week! Please favourite, share the love, comment and express gratitude- especially to our article writers who took the personal time to write these articles and share a little of their own writin
1 DAY LEFT FOR THE CONTEST! over $350 in prizes!I WILL CHECK MY DA ACCOUNT WHEN I WAKE UP ON SUNDAY APRIL 1ST SO YOU MAY ALL HAVE A FEW EXTRA HOURS PAST THE DEADLINE. I'M IN ATLANTIC TIME ZONE.1 DAY LEFT FOR THE CONTEST! over $350 in prizes!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st place: ---> $200
2nd place: ---> $75
3rd place: ---> $50 OR a 12 month DA subscription
4th place: ---> 12 month DA subscription
5th place: ---> 3 month DA subscription
6th place: ---> 1 month DA subscription
REMEMBER THE DEADLINE: SATURDAY, MARCH 31st!
(May be extended at my discretion)
The Rules: Simply draw, ink, paint, sculpt etc etc etc.
Syx and ANOTHER Original Character!
Could be your character or could belong someone else!
It can be comedic, fight scene action, romance, XXX-hardcore! Whatever you want!
NOTE: It can be R or even X-rated if you want to have some very naughty fun with Syx. BUT if it doesn't adhere to DA rules please post on Hentai Foundry or Email image to me at email@example.com
UDON at San Diego Comicon 2015 Preview: Round ONE!UDON at San Diego Comicon 2015 Preview: Round ONE!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
With roughly a month left until the awesome madness known as San Diego Comic-Con, we wanted to announce and preview some of the many exclusives (and we really do mean many) that we will have at the UDON booth this year. Now, without further ado, we present to you ROUND 1 of UDON's Comic-Con 2015 EXCLUSIVES! Let the want list commence!
First: Capcom Fighting Tribute
CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE - EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER WITH COVER ART BY LONG VO
UDON's popular series of tribute projects is back, and it’s packing a bigger punch than ever! We are proud to present CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE! This 280-page art book brings together artists from across the world to celebrate their love for all Capcom fighting games and beat 'em ups, including Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Captain Commando, Red Earth, and more! The Special Convention Edition Hardcover features exclusive cover art by Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD
Wonderful and inspiring feature V NatureWonderful and inspiring feature V Nature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
dreams. by simoendli wild flowers by all17
GROWING LOVE by wiwionart Old friends by deerArylide endless thoughts by Cochalita
On the run by Witoldhippie
DA Point Commissoins: Why they won't happen.Guys, I want to help a few of you out so you won't get your feelings hurt later.DA Point Commissoins: Why they won't happen.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WON'T NOW, NOR WILL I EVER, ACCEPT DA POINTS IN RETURN FOR ANYTHING. They are utterly useless to me and my plans for world domination.
Now that that's out of the way, let me explain why:
DA points are not real currency. You can't take your amassed points total, and "cash out" to get the worth in real money. <b>
PE Prose Basics: Revise and EditProse Basics Week is winding down now and hopefully you've learned a lot from the brilliant past articles. But, there's more to writing than just getting that first draft done, isn't there? That's where the next big crucial step comes in: revision.PE Prose Basics: Revise and Edit2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Art of Revising:
Revision is such a huge topic to cover, especially since there are many ways to go about it. You can do self-edits, which always are a good first step, or you can get outside revisions from peers. Both are good ideas to really get your work to be top notch. But, the big thing to remember is that there's more to just editing your work than cleaning up a few spelling and grammar mistakes. Revising also includes corrections to sentence flow, scenes, and sometimes overall plot. So, before we jump into some ways to edit, here are a few different terms of methods of editing that may be handy to know-- especially if you're asking a peer to help you with revisions.
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
New Group Direction and Art FeatureHello Everyone!New Group Direction and Art Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are in the process of pointing the group in a new direction. I recently noticed our active members are hose of the digital art, photomanipulation, and stock community. As a result we have reduced the group gallery down to just that! We will also be adding more opportunities for members to become more involved with the group, and soon we will be adding a new type of member status to the group! If anyone has any suggestions or ideas for things we should do with the group feel free to send the group or one of our moderators a message.
Also, please welcome our new moderators: :iconTeddy-Cube: :iconAlexandraVBach: :iconareemus: :iconLovesRedRose: :iconeclipsy:
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'As a kid, I always idolised those crazy characters in movies that worked in a chaotic environment, filled with papers and books. You know the ones? They were always looking for a specific item amid their hoard of stuff, and they'd tear the place apart in search of it.Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just realised: I've become one of those characters.....and that sh*t's not nearly as much fun as it looked on screen when I was 8.
WHERE THE F**K DID I PUT THAT FILE??!!
Tutorial Treasury 01Tutorial Treasury 014 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!
"In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a Deus EX inspired
high-tech eyeball by using retouching techniques and creating a
futuristic iris using Shape layers and Layer Styles."
read the tutorial
"Create a haunting scene inspi
De-ConI had a blast at the London Super Comic Con. Definitely gonna go back there next year.De-Con2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I spent pretty much all of Saturday doing little convention sketches. It was brilliant. I love nattering with folk while I draw silly little things for them.
Sunday was slower on the commission front, so I spent the downtime doing a few pics that are now up on ebay, should anyone want ‘em (Edit: sorry, all sold, now).
A highlight was the presence of Arthur Adams, whose work I’m a HUUUUGE fan of. Alas, I didn’t really get the chance to talk to him. The only time I moved away from my table was at the tail end of Sunday, and by the time I reached his stand he was packing his gear away. Didn’t want to pester him while he was doing that, so I quickly bought a couple of prints and let him get on with it.
Frank Cho was there, too. I toyed with the idea of getting him to write “Cease and desist!!” in the Sequential Art book where the parody figure Funk Cho appears, but he
Back up your files, kids.The very first company I worked for was Climax (not to be confused with Climax Entertainment, which made things like Landstalker) where I was a very, very green peon for a couple of years during the development of the action RPG Sudeki.Back up your files, kids.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They hired me out of college with the intention of training me up in Maya and putting me to work as a cheap, 3D modeller. Unfortunately, I was crap at that, so they let me do concept art instead.
With Sudeki recently re-released via Steam, I thought I’d dig out some of the art that I had drawn for the game.
Now, there are two types of digital data storage: those that have failed and those that are going to fail. The one and only CD that my Sudeki concept art was on appears to be, well, f**ked. Borked beyond recovery. Unless I put it on a flash drive that I’ve forgotten about, it’s probably gone for good.
I’m not too broken up about it. The work I did back then was hideous. I’d only just started using ph
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)2 years 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.
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
Remember RememberPeople across the pond often explain Britain's "Bonfire Night"/"Guy Fawkes Night" as the UK's version of their July 4th celebration.Remember Remember2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Penchant for detonating sparking, explody things aside, they're not at all similar.
One is about a nation celebrating its independence (or the defeat of alien invaders, depending how strong your grip is on reality) the other is basically a nation trolling terrorists, rubbing their faces in failure.
That the thwarting of the November 5th gunpowder plot is remembered is arguably one of the two reasons why the Brits are universally unafraid of terrorism (the second being that Fair Blighty has faced down the largest war machines the world has ever seen. A random yahoo that wants to blow himself up is an irritant by comparison). You leave the nations of the UK alone and they fight among themselves in a 600mile long drunken brawl. However, if an outside force so much as prods them with a stick in a manner that they find remotely unpleasant, they unify
Where Dreams Come TrueWhere Dreams Come True2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What fairy tale is complete without a majestic setting? Here are a few noteworthy landscapes fitting for any folk tale!
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all." -Hans Christian Andersen
the castle by Mark-Heather
Green Waves by AlecsPS
Yellow Brick Road by AlecsPS
A fairytale isn't complete without a striking castle.
Castle by Krzynek
trakoscan castle VI by roblfc1892
egeskov castle by petitpomme
Warkworth Castle by newcastlemale
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." -Albert Einstein, attributed, but unsourced.