Thoughts about The Legend of Korra Book 2:iconwarning-plz: Guys a little note, PLEASE no bashing ANY shippings and NO hate. If you're going to leave comments please remain mature let's just discuss what's going on with the TV series.Thoughts about The Legend of Korra Book 26 months ago in Personal More Like This
I did not like how the episodes started, so many problems for some one hour premiere of wasted potential and here are the reasons. There are fewer Pros than Cons and that's a problem. SPOILERS AHEAD PEOPLE.
Asami knows what she must do, her purpose is to bring future industries back on track. She had been respectful with Bolin even with a few funny sibling moments between them like ruffling up Bolin's hair and appreciating him, something he never received much from Mako or Korra.
Asami had been a better friend sibling for Bolin than Mako ever was.
Animation looked good, spirits look vicious, the colors in the show look unique, landscapes look amazing to the viewer's eye.
Varrick is a new char
Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex MachinaOK, I think I've calmed down enough to write a review now. Spoilers ahead!Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex Machina2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, let's start off with what worked in the season finale. The animation was just...incredible, the action was exciting and sweeping in its scale, and Zuko's voice was reincarnated as General Iroh the goddamn determinator! which was actually kinda distracting, cause I kept expecting him to be like "I AM SO GOOD AT BEING GOOD!!. Hiroshi Sato showed his true colors as a hate-filled douchenozzle, and Asami showcased her usual class and determination when faced with truly shitty circumstances (on a side note, I've always had a hard time believing that Mr. Sato invented all those airplanes and mechas and stuff, because honestly, when we met him he kinda gave off a Henry Ford vibe, not an "engineering genius" vibe like that crazy eyebrow dude from A:TLA. But whatever, that's a minor point). And of course Naga was a badass...and according to tumblr, there are now people who ship Bolin x Naga. Just...why.
Star Wars video game wishlistThis is a list of Star Wars video games that I wish would become a reality and would be available to consoles(my PC sucks). Please note, the names given to the games were given by fans. These are my opinions and your own opinions are welcomed.Star Wars video game wishlist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Star Wars: Imperial Commando
The sequel to Star Wars: Republic Commando. I would like it if the story continued on during the Imperial Period where Boss, Scorch, Fixer, and the new guy(who replaced poor Sev) hunt down Jedi who escaped Order 66, as well as the people who help the Jedi and have no love for the Empire. I'd also like it if LucasArts would make the multiplayer a bit more entertaining than Republic Commando's multiplayer which felt very simple.
LEGO Star Wars IIII: The Clone Wars 2
A continuation of the first LEGO Clone Wars game, which would be based on seasons 3 and beyond. We'll probably get it eventually.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed III
This game should continue on from the last game of the series. I want to see what happens aft
Justice League War Premiere(s) UPDATEJust wanted to UPDATE this journal with another quick clip of some of our interviews from Tuesday night's premiere in NYC. This one was a bit strange because I didn't want to look right in the cell phone camera... it was so close to my face, lol! Enjoy the awkwardness.Justice League War Premiere(s) UPDATE2 months ago in Personal More Like This
YO! I just returned safely from our JL: War Premiere in beautiful and blizzardous NYC, and I just wanted to thank all the fans and comics and animation press that braved the insane weather to come see us! You guys and gals helped make it a really special night for us, and on behalf of the cast and crew I want you to know that it is deeply appreciated. We have another JL War screening coming up NEXT THURSDAY the 30th of January at the Paley center in LA. Not sure if tickets are still being sold, but I do believe it's still possible to get in for the resourceful and dedicated who either love what we do, or can't wait to tell us how much we suck to our faces!
Here is clip fea
Masters of Anatomy (hurry hurry!)UPDATE (Nov 19, 2013)Masters of Anatomy (hurry hurry!)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
final hours to support this! I'm in it. and SO many great artist as well. Adam Hughes, J Scott Campbell, Joe Madureira, Humberto Ramos, Sean "Cheeks" Galloway... the list goes on and on. more than a 100 fantastic artists. go check it out.
here's the official word:
"Masters of Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind anatomy book drawn by 100 animators, illustrators and comic book artists. It features work from world-class artists like Joe Madureira, J. Scott Campbell, Humberto Ramos, Francisco Herrera, Pascal Campion, Florian Satzinger, Warren Louw, Loish and many others. The result is a volume unlike anything that exists today. A must have for any aspiring artist; digital or traditional. Support this Kickstarter here - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1302528630/masters-of-anatomy</a> "
DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?"What is FAN ART? Fan art is a statement saying: ' I LOVE YOU.' "DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like to DRAW & SELL art of characters that you don't own on DeviantArt, et al?
Know the IP laws and fan art laws. This is important to DA fan artists.
do not click on links!just a warning as there seems to be a massive wave of account hacking going on with links in them spamming everywhere. sure, most know that this is scam spam but some forgetdo not click on links!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
My most liked Star Wars changesWhenever George Lucas re-releases the Star Wars movies, he usually adds or changes scenes from parts of the movies which infuriates most fans. I don't support his changes either, but some of them fix continuity errors which I can understand. Here is my list of most liked changes from the re-releases.My most liked Star Wars changes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace-Yoda
In the original 1999 version of the movie, Yoda appears as a puppet which looks like crap compared to the 2011 Blu-ray version which replaced him with a CGI Yoda and it looks SO much better.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith-The shouting clonetroopers
In the scene where Obi-Wan Kenobi fights General Grievous in the planet Utapah, an army of clonetroopers arrive to fight the droids that were spectating the lightsaber duel. In the original version of the film, the clones don't say anything, but in the Blu-ray version, they shout out orders and commands. I'm a big fan of the clones and they barely talk in the prequel trilogy so I welcome more talking clones.
My most hated Star Wars changesWhenever George Lucas re-releases the Star Wars movies, he usually adds or changes scenes from parts of the movies which infuriates most fans. I don't support his changes either, but some of them fix continuity errors which I can understand. Here is my list of most hated changes from the re-releases.My most hated Star Wars changes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope-Obi-Wan's Krayt Dragon call
Both the 1977 and 2004 versions of Obi-Wans scream sound similar, but the 2011 Blu-ray re-release sounds WAY too different. He sounds "like a gay man stepping on a lego". I don't really get that quote's logic but I really don't like his new scream.
Star Wars: A New Hope-Greedo shoots first
I HATE this change. In the 1977 theatrical release, Han Solo and Greedo have a conversation and all of a sudden Han shoots Greedo in cold blood. Then, George Lucas changed that in the 1997 theatrical re-release and made Greedo shoot first. His reason for this was to make Han seem more like a hero for younger viewers. Seriously, why change that? Han was su
My Progression as an Animator at DisneyA friend of mine is writing a book on animation fundamentals and asked me for a "paragraph or two" (which I can't do) on the subject of timing. I considered it and ended up writing about my progression of learning while a Disney animator in the traditional animation days. It was good therapy for me to really think this through and consider the order of things. I hope you enjoy it. "Like" or "fav" this so others will see it too. Thanks!My Progression as an Animator at Disney1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My Progression As A Disney Animator
by Tom Bancroft
Walt Disney is quoted as saying that it takes 10 years to make a great animator.
When I was first coming out of California Institute of the Arts and joining a Disney internship in 1988, hearing that quote was devastating. 10 years? That's FOREVER! I wanted to be a full-fledged Disney animator in TWO years! I rationalized that that was a way of thinking from the 40s and today, we move at a quicker pace, so-
Back in the game!Good news! I know it's been a long time since my last posts and the artwork has been dry, but the wedding went well and everything has become nice and cruisy now. so I'm just trying to get myself back into gear and start focusing on my work again and bring fresh new art to you allBack in the game!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I still have a commission project I have to work on but I'll try and juggle both so you still get to see some new art. Life is feeling pretty good right now, I haven't been this happy in a long time, I'm excited to get back at work and keep it going!
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
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Disney layoffs, 2D animation, and youA very nervous animation student (he didn't say, but I assume he is studying 2D animation) asked me about my opinions on the state of animation these days. What are the companies thinking with laying off all the employees, not doing 2D animation, canceling great TV series, etc.? Are the business people just evil? AND the even bigger question: Is John Lassiter a jerk (or worse) for letting all the 2D animators at Disney go yesterday?Disney layoffs, 2D animation, and you11 months ago in Personal More Like This
MY ANSWER: I have a slightly controversial (for an artist) perspective on businesses and business people. Over all, I like them. At times, I have even been grateful for them. (Steady paychecks should never be taken for granted. Wait till you don't have one one day, then you'll know!) Remember, we live in a world where businesses are expected to make money to stay alive. It's called capitalism. Others call it "business". That means, the animation world isn't any different from any other job/company
tutorialsjust an announcement , this weekend im starting on some video + audio tuts... expect rude dickishness if the walk it off you pansy kind! XD. by that i mean , no tutorial will replace practice, it is meant to boost practice..so funtimes ahead!tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The NEW Batman.A rant... so strap in...The NEW Batman.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday's events... Joss' opinion on the ending of ESB, Bradley Cooper's probable casting as the voice of Rocket Raccoon and the biggie, Ben Affleck being named the next Batman has made me realize just how absolutely insane some of you people are.
Seriously. I'm not joking. Some of you people have absolutely ZERO CLUE as to what you're talking about. But I thank you in advance for making weeding you out easier.
Let's start with Whedon and move from there.
So Joss apparently was quoted as saying that he was "appalled by the the ending of Empire because it didn't have an ending."
It didn't folks. And he was referring to being appalled as a kid. Trust me, all of you whining about this right now were too, just that "appalling" is too strong a word for some of you. At least those of you who were old enough to see these films in the theaters in their original run, which most of you weren't. You had the instant grat
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
Art and changeI was talking with a colleague the other day and he expressed a point of view that the art world is being destroyed by the digital revolution. It made me wonder what it must have been like for Da Vinci at a time when he began dabbling with oils. From what I understand the technique was frowned upon and disliked by the general public of the day. To progressive and people generally do not accept change right away. Did this new medium destroy the old ways? Or was it just another tool for a creative mind to express a vision? Do you think Da Vinci saw the future in this medium? I hardly think that the artistic world was destroyed by his choice. Changed maybe. But for the better. Tell me if Da Vinci were alive in this day and age he would not have the most hopped up PC (MAC) available! He used the tools available and experimented to better his craft.Art and change1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today we have digital medium and photography and computer 3d modeling. Again tools for the imaginative. I don't think anyone is forcing p
Don't go to Art School!I have not been brave enough to utter that sentence- until today. Today is the day I read THIS GREAT ARTICLE by Noah Bradley: https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 I have been more and more bothered by us artists paying for art schools that cost as much as Ivy League law schools (or more) only to come out of said schools not able to find art jobs to pay off the mounds of debt that has left school with you! This article also mirrors my own feelings: its not about the instructors (or very rarely). They are underpaid and under appreciated. Some don't have the proper art training but have replaced that with Master's degrees, which is a pet peeve of mine as far as the costs the students are paying for that instruction. But, again, that's not the instructor's fault. They were able to get that job because only those with Master's degrees can fill those positions. They worked for that degree, so good for them. Art schools are not dDon't go to Art School!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
9/11 Art Tribute Call for EntriesEvery year you see me submit a piece dedicated to my sister who was lost in the WTC on 9/11 and those who perished within the towers, the flights, as well as the brave firefighters who risked their lives to save people.9/11 Art Tribute Call for Entries3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It something I hear many ppl look forward to seeing from me. It is probably the only time during the year I throw all my emotions into a piece and my viewers can get a small glimpse into my mentality.
This year will be the 10th anniversary and the opening of the 9/11 memorial. I have chosen not to go. People suggest I go for closure, but honestly- closure comes with time and I can not celebrate the death of my loved one.
I would like to do something different and include all of you...
Along with my yearly piece, I would like all of you to contribute as well. Each and every one of you who contributes a piece of artwork, a poem, a story, anything will not only be featured in my gallery on 9/11, but also be featured in a compilation book in which the proceeds will go to a
San Diego ComicCon Kuta photos! Facebook | Twitter | Table Taffy Studios DA Group | TumblrSan Diego ComicCon Kuta photos!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok... I wanna see photos of everyone holding their Kuta vinyls I gave out during ComicCon 2012! Here we go...1...2...3...
HUGE thank you to everyone who was able to pop by our table at San Diego Comic Con. I hope your Kutas don't steal your pencils!
Our booth set up this year at San Diego Comic Con:
My 2 cents about educationON THE SUBJECT OF SCHOOLS, I FELT COMPELLED TO CHIME IN. If you can afford an expensive school then take it if you like but if you can't then obviously don't go to an expensive school. Just like you wouldn't buy a car you couldn't afford.My 2 cents about education9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The best thing about the "good" schools are the students because when you hear a school is great everybody flocks there, including many of the most talented... but notice I said "many" and not "all" the most talented.
"Superstars" can come from city, any shape, any color, ANY AGE. We've seen it many times before.
The best way to cultivate talent is to interact with other talented or potentially talented people. It just makes us all work even harder. I had the great fortune of being in the same school and year with Pixar's James Robertson, Dani Strijleva, Ben Su and John Lee. And these are just a handful of the very talented people from my year. Just by being in the same class, this has influenced me to work harder than ever when I really didn't w
IT'S FINALLY OUThttp://vimeo.com/43673572IT'S FINALLY OUT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have a Tumblr account, please spread this around! I want the entire Tumblr world to see this!
Here's the link --> http://sandrarivasart.tumblr.com/post/24701528560/stussy-by-john-k-its-finally-out-i-feel-so
Here's John K explaining this whole masterpiece! --> http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2012/06/bobby-bigloaf-cartoon-for-stussy.html
I was a clean-up artist, in-between animator, even a layout artist for characters and backgrounds! I cleaned up a lot of scenes and learned so much from this process!
I am so proud of everyone who was a part of this!
Please show your support!