1000 Animated Micro-series Kickstarter!1000 Animated Micro-series Kickstarter!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is it! Without further fanfare I'd like to introduce you to a project that I've been brewing with greenestreet and jeffreylai since October of last year. It's an animated micro-series focused on delivering quality action animation.
A Kickstarter for the series called "1000."
That's me speaking on the voice-over.
(Also, I'm the thinnest guy in the video. Shows how much I've been working lately...)
I'm playing the role of animation director and can definitely say that I'm nervous and excited about where this thing could go!
Here's one small taste of what just one of us (i.e. :iconjeffreylai is capable of:
We have lots of incentives ready and waiting should you pledge and support.
Go here for the Kickstarter page and thanks for taking the time to check out what we're up to:
CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist RoyaltiesMy name is Brad Rigney, I am an illustrator, some of you may be familiar with my art and also with my tutorial entitled "A Hostile Takeover" that Conceptart.org produced, distributed and later sold through Conceptart.org and The Art Department (TAD).CA.Org/TAD Are Stealing Artist Royalties1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to thank those of you who have purchased my tutorial through legitimate means. Your support has been incredible, myself and my family can't thank you enough, the notes and letters I have received from many of you in regards to the tutorial have honestly been touching and inspirational - it's been an experience unlike anything I expected to find in this business.
It is that very experience which has prompted me to come forward and lay my cards on the table and finally expose what has been transpiring behind the facade that is being presented to you by these institutions, because you deserve to know the truth for your own financial and intellectual protection.
I've waited to come forward about it because I've wanted my mo
Fuujin Kotaku-ed!http://kotaku.com/chinese-newspaper-confuses-the-japanese-military-with-509258501Fuujin Kotaku-ed!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What with the sudden spike in pageviews! So that's the reason lol
Anyway someone linked the story in chinese boards few days ago, didn't think it'd get into kotaku, but well good exposure I guess!
So hi guys and girls!
Commission Info 2014COMMISIONS: CLOSEDCommission Info 20144 years ago in Personal More Like This
characters/ environments/ creatures/ weapons/ vehicles/ epic stuff/ your idea (=
single subject rate-
full illustrations/ multiple character scenes-
-$500+ depending on complexity
payments accepted via paypal
paypal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
*payment plan will be discussed through email
you will have a chance to make edits at several stages of the concepts development: sketch, grayscale, colours, and finalizing
sketch: $67 *does not include edits
CotV Javelin Suit - sketch by dinmoney Sniper - sketch by dinmoney the Lost Ghost - sketch by dinmoney
full illustration/ multiple char scenes: (edits after sketch, grayscale, and colour) $250+
Sanky Panky Pirate by dinmoney :thu
Regarding unemployment / Freelance *UPDATED*From the polycount discussion over here: http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=113798Regarding unemployment / Freelance *UPDATED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get the sense that some HR people (& immigration) look at 'not working inhouse' as being unemployed - mainly because it's so hard to prove exactly how long you were *actually* working on freelance.
If I was to look at it that way, then I've been unemployed for periods of up to 3 years.
I got over worrying about money and financial problems back when I had little to no money to worry about - and I think that's helped me to no end. Life seemed to be stuck on replay when I was in that frame of mind i.e. creating stuff because I HAD to get a job. Years would go by, and it never ever worked out for me, somehow I'd always end up in exactly the same place until I put in the time to find something I enjoyed, and simply worked at that no matter where it took me.
I have friends on my list who have been without a job or freelance work for ages, but they are also the same guys who don't have
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
In California!Hey Guys! I couple things...In California!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I changed from CourtoonXIII to Courtoon...
It's a change I've wanted to make for awhile. And just decided to take the dive! I wish I could do it on all of my social media... but alas.
NEXT: IN CALIFORNIA
And started my new job at Nickelodeon!
I'm just an intern, but I'm loving it so far, I'm really glad I get to be there and meet all the great people who work there!!!
Thanks for the support! i'll post new photos soon
Fandom and OwnershipI recently saw an article where Mike Tyson is supposed to appear as a convict who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/tv-column/post/nbc-moves-mike-tyson-law-and-order-svu-episode-up-a-week/2013/01/30/0dc276fe-6b34-11e2-af53-7b2b2a7510a8_blog.html . The reactions to Mike appearance on the show has kinda made me think about the power that certain pockets of Fandom try to exert over a show.Fandom and Ownership2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A prominent Rape activist, in talking about how sickened that she was by convicted rapist Tyson being on the show, talked about how fans like herself felt betrayed. She further when on to say that because the focus of SVU is on the victim that they feel like they OWN the show. Now, while I understand, appreciate and respect the touchiness of this subject, this woman couldn't just leave her objections to these grounds where her moral high ground does exhibit latitude. She had to approach it from a standpoint of OWNERSHIP.
As a person who writes and draws, I abso
NODE X M56all done by this :iconnode01: bro's skill.NODE X M561 year ago in Personal More Like This
never knew that my plain fugly 2d helmet would look this awesome,
if u're agree with me that this dude is plain amazing, U BETTER WATCH HIM!
moar Evil's plan coming soon!
Visions of Brutalism: From my Reference Library[ CLICK TO LOOK / READ ]Visions of Brutalism: From my Reference Library3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just wrote a neat little insight article on my tubmlr as to why I love brutalism architecture so much, along with a nice collection of select images from my brutalist reference library gathered from 'round the internet.
Just thought you guys would like to check it out, too
HAVE A DAY!
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Mage Creation GuideTable of Contents: Basic GuidelinesMage ItemsPrimary Mage Types Secondary Mage TypesMage StatsMagical AttacksCommentsMage Creation Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mages are 5-17. They cannot be older or younger. With the exception of Mature mages, they cannot age. And even Mature mages only age temporarily.
Only one mage form is allowed at the moment. Choose wisely!
Your overall design should be based off your mage item. Also certain forms are allowed certain design elements limited to only that form. Please refer below to see what those specifications are.
You should have a "main color" for your mage outfit. This color should account for at least 50% of your Mage outfit's color scheme. (This is only mage form, your character is free to wear whatever they wish norma
Concept Art, Byzantine Icons, and WhatnotRight now I’m reading a book on Byzantine religious art called ‘The Sensual Icon’. It’s enlightening in some deeply strange ways. It seems to me that a lot of art history gets things wrong, at least at the survey level. Ancient and medieval art is tacitly presented as if it were modern, but older. Hang it on the wall in an evenly lit room with a name, date, and likely attribution. It was never meant to be seen like this, whether it was a plastered skull from Catal Huyuk, or a gold bas relief of an archangel from the Hagia Sofia. The angels look walleyed and stupid in electric light, but in something harsher than the flames of candles the central effect is lost. It’s like the gilt and silvered glass of Versailles: Shadow is needed to sculpt the light. In daylight these things are too shiny, too soft in profile, and too delicate in color. It’s like Liberace had a yard sale. Placed in the deep night however, and the warm glow of small open flames bringsConcept Art, Byzantine Icons, and Whatnot4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic book preorderPreorders for The world in frames comic book collections are open.Comic book preorder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This book contains amateurish arists' comics who would like to succeed, but no chance to find employment at big company.
The world in frames
About 135 pages B&W + chibis
Colored cover (wip)
Number of stories: 5 piece
Price of book: 4 euro (with paypal fee)
Shipping fees: 4 euro / book
Preorders time: NOW until 31th December 2011
Printing schedule: January 2012
Invoices schedule: January February 2012
LOL Legend of Orcoo and Luna
Imagine discovering a gateway between parallel universes... Well, that is not what happens here.
We only see how the hasty dran assassin, Orcoo destroys the everyday lives of two worlds at the same time. As Orcoo presumptuously makes a mistake during one of
Devious Journal EntryMy RSI WIP thread: https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/40655/shipyard-eg-main-tech-bomber/p1Devious Journal Entry9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Digital art: Tips + Tricks ;DOoookayyy, guys! So since the last journal I've been psyched to practice, and for the whole day I have. I found out some new things and I'm going to share them with you, the way I do my stuff and other cool stuff that may help you Digital Artists; (and possibly traditional artists)Digital art: Tips + Tricks ;D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Secret Keyboard Shortcuts
Ooooooohh! Spooky! Not, okay, let's get to it: Some of you people don't realize how useful and awesome keyboard shortcuts are, it's less time consuming and can like reduce the amount of time you spend on your artwork little by little
1) ...When adding details you can be editting in 2000% zoom, and still see the 100% canvas so you know what you're doing and how it looks like. You can create as many views as you want! So 2000%, 1000% or 50% whatever you want it's all there.
> Photoshop: Go to Window > Arrange > Create new
> Paint tool SAI: First you have to configure the key; go to Others > Keyboard Shortcuts then with any key just customize the
LammasFirst fruits of a strange harvest. In another week, I will have been here five years, having left behind all I knew and could not carry with me. It seems extremely perverse that success carries such a sense of loss with it, but stasis really isn’t an option for the living. Perhaps the emptiness holds some new potential within it, some novel germination of emotions and ideas after fire blackens the mind. In the end, the obligations of the professional entertainer are a blessing. Got to keep going, because what else are you going to do?Lammas3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
The city is catching fire again, coming back to life as credit card balances go up and a rising tide of monied stupidity fills the veins of the desperate city once again. I suppose the events of the past few years will all repeat again, more or less. I can’t be bothered with that. With the arid silence a quiet comes over all things, if you’re standing in the right spot. All things, once the city is muffled by either the walls of home or
200 points giveaway !!! [CLOSED]Hi people !!! I'm giving away 200 !!!200 points giveaway !!! [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All you need to do to have chance to win part of the 201 is to Like my FB pages :
https://www.facebook.com/ThankYouBuddy & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ciillk/149471798537867 , this Journal and comment why you should win + the number of the pages LIKES you gave?
*IMPORTANT !!! IF YOU DON'T HAVE FB , YOU HAVE TO THIS JOURNAL, REPOST IT AND COMMENT THE LINK HERE TO THE REPOSTED JOURNAL !
1st place: 100
2nd place: 51
3rd place: 50
The first page has now 95 likes, the moment it hit 100 I give the away !! 5 to go for both pages !
Well, because i'm such a good person i decided to give more than 200 points, so here are the winners and the extra points:
1 - 100 [Points] - :iconneoncrystais:
2 - 51 [Points] - :iconpuppynachos:
3 - 50 [Points] - :iconsexyninjax:
4 - 30
September Update: Dragon*Con Wrap-Up + MidoriConHowdy y'all! I am so exhausted from Dragon*Con it ain't even funny!September Update: Dragon*Con Wrap-Up + MidoriCon1 year ago in Personal More Like This
❀ DRAGON*CON WRAP-UP ❀
I think the best word I can use to describe this convention is "overwhelming." It was an amazing weekend, but boy, it really wore me out, both physically and mentally. Between claustrophobia and social fatigue I didn't do too well with the crowds and had to retreat back to the quiet of our hotel room a few times throughout each day just to recharge.
But in spite of that it was a lot of fun! I absolutely loved the atmosphere and the congoers themselves - it's definitely an older, more mature, and honestly nicer attitude than what you see at most anime cons nowadays. So I really enjoyed how everyone was so friendly and I really felt like part of the Dragon*Con family, even though it was my first time going!
Plus, the level of craftsmanship and creativity was beyond amazing. I'm seriously motivated to step it up from here on out! (Let's just say... there's talk of
Latest Project with Bad News...Hello everyone, first of all, you might have seen in the media or news, that the situations aren't that great in Turkey . We are fighting against our freedom, our privacy, our rights, our right to be ourselves. This is a fight against freedom and extremely secular democracy, and I BELIEVE AND HOPE that FREEDOM will win, which is the only thing that lets happen what I AM DOING AND CREATING, AND LOVING ALL THE WORLD AND THE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, on DeviantArt, and many other internet platforms. That's the way I'M GOING TO PRESENT AND BE PROUD OF OUT TRUE NATION.Latest Project with Bad News...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Second of all, I dedicate this project to the humanity, not the people who are fighting for their freedom in my "country", but to the HUMANITY...
Please remember that we are all humans after all, no matter how violent we are, how graceful we are, how sad or happy we are, how angry or peaceful we are, we are ALL HUMANS.
And least importantly, here is my project which reflects my feelings, my thoughts, my experiences, briefly
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanHumans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
On March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a Google Driverless Car. The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, insta
500 Point Giveaway #15: June Winners500 Point Giveaway #15: June 2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to participate:
1. Add this journal to your favs
2. Write a new journal about this giveaway, and include a Mention of me so that I receive a notification of your journal.
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At :devdatrade:, you can donate points for an easy way to receive watches, llamas, favs, comments, and critiques!
10 points = 5 critiques / 10 comments / 10 watches / 40 llamas / 50 favs
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Heavy risk... but The Prinze... also; G4TV DemoJames Vega is being voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.Heavy risk... but The Prinze... also; G4TV Demo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Accolades to those who guess this already. Also, more good news for Vega fans, there's a character spotlight for him from GameTrailers. Be sure to check it out. And for the people who are still either "meh" or on the fence about Vega, check it out anyway.
There are some slight spoilers in the clips seen. Nothing ground-breaking and certainly nothing people haven't already deduced from ME2.
Thank goodness for YouTube mirrors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqxCaMSJHhQ
Next, we have the GT.TV special on Mass Effect 3. Now, some of this people may have already seen, but this also shows a ton of new footage. And some of which people will definitely regard as spoilers. A main story mission from early in the game is discussed and some clues are given regarding the main plot. I only watched pieces of a third of it, myself. For those of you who want to brave the spoilers, here are the videos:
OC drawing contest extending 2 more days.new deadline is midnight of 6th. thanks!OC drawing contest extending 2 more days.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll actually offer two OC for your choice this month. you can draw one of them, or both, drawing both WILL increase the chances to win, and it is possible for one person to win both!
the prize is one year of Deviantart membership.
ok, here are the two OC you can draw, please ask their owners for story or other details =]
You have 2 weeks (until Jan 4th, 2014)
all media welcome (colored pencils, photoshop, whatever you see fit)
Please note me with your entry image link and not comment with it here, It tends to discourage less confident artists.
thank you, happy holidays, happy drawing!