Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkersTip of the day: The creative thinker has more potential than competitive thinker. For every competitive thinking winner, there are many competitive losers. With creative thinkers there is room for many winners. Competitive thinking encourages secrets. Creative thinking encourages sharing.Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So don't aim to be competitive unless it's with yourself. Instead aim to be creative!
Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Let's bring it back.Thank you for all the wonderful responses on the last journal. Means a lot to have your support.Let's bring it back.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I would have gotten back to them, but unfortunately had to go to the ER for a jaw infection that consumed a good chunk of my face. Been a shoddy last week or so, but i'm healing and back to normal (one could beg to differ).
While in there, I was thinking of how much art means to me. I often hyper focus on it, and don't pay attention to my surroundings, thus how I've ended up in the ER twice this year already. Lately, I've been hiding my work and not sharing as much, due to wanting it to be the perfect reveal. But what's the point, if there's no art to show?
I want to make a strong effort back into Deviantart. This community is what began LMS and turned it into what it is today. Check out the first book LMS: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter: Here
Meaty MessageMeaty message-Meaty Message5 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Hey man, I thought perhaps you might be able to shed some light on something;
Where does one start with getting into your world? illustration? Animation? General fine art? I’m 28 and looking at rebooting my life by advancing my favourite lifelong hobby into (hopefully) a better job, but to risk 3 years of my life and upwards of £30k, I don’t want to go in the wrong direction right at the start.
I know you’re USA and I’m UK, but what course did you do? What’s your origin story, and your advice to someone who wants to follow a similar path?
Cheers bro, really appreciate the time you take to read this meaty message.”
First off, sorry for the late reply. I let messages build up and answer when I can. I wonder if you’ve already made some decisions about your direction toward comics and this response is way too late! But regardless, I’ll answer anyway! I’m up in the mid
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 2 official trailer!It's coming!THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 2 official trailer!2 years 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 Video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Video tutorial!The 3d model is is downloadable from a link in the video description. Feel free to give it a paint over of your own.New Video tutorial!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the day: The miracle of lifeWe're on a tiny rock going around a cosmic fireball which is nothing compared to the size of the rest of the universe. It's a miracle to be aliveTip of the day: The miracle of life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take time to feel grateful experiencing life, no matter what slice you have had so far. Now think how are you going to spend the rest of it?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
REMEMBERING CHAD FULLER......Hey peeps~REMEMBERING CHAD FULLER......3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that one of our fellow Deviants, artists, and my friend, :iconchadfuller: passed away over the weekend after a lengthy and epic battle against cancer. I feel comfortable and yet a little strange writing what amounts to a memorial for him. A few people seemed to feel that I knew him best and asked that I write something. The fact of the matter is that I met chad here on DA a little over three years ago. I reached out to him when I heard about his struggles with cancer. His story reminded me a lot of what my dear friend, Michael Turner, had gone through. It was in Michael's memory that I reached out to Chad to see if I could lend any support. I thought that perhaps sharing some of Michael's story might help him in some way. Chad and I developed an immediate and deep friendship via e-mail as a result. Over these last few years Ive had the play-by-play of what he was going throu
Korra Season 1 SoryboardKorra Season 1 Soryboard2 years 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
Comic Composition GeekoutSPECIAL GUEST STAR (against his knowledge) IS :iconandrew-ross-maclean:Comic Composition Geekout2 years 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.
1- We read left to ri
Couple Storyboard SamplesHere are couple samples that represent well of what I do everyday at work.Couple Storyboard Samples1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These are old works from Ben 10 Omniverse. Hope you enjoy!
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! :-D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 Machina3 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.
Notes from a Glen Keane lectureEnjoy! He was such a wonderful and lovely person to listen to and meet. I got to see him draw Tarzan, Ariel and Beast. I got to go to a company event, so he shook my hand signed my Tangled book and chatted about what I did for a living and stuff I been working on.Notes from a Glen Keane lecture3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- You want to connect, you want to put your own DNA into the picture and connect.
-Vulnerability. Telling someone who you are. Honestly revealing parts of yourself sincerely. The key to animation is sincerity. Step beyond your walls and share as an artist.
- Animation is the ultimate art form. No other art form will challenge you as much as animation can.
- You always want to be restless, I always had one foot out the door at Disney.
- it is important to not hold back and share all you have to your fellow artists. Got to keep giving it out and trust me it'll pour right back in.
- Drawing is about feeling.
- Conveying an emotion of peacefulness is just trying to capture someone living in that moment.
- Eyes are really key to e
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 22 years 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
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS/STUDENTS...It's amazing how setting goals can make you unhappy.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS/STUDENTS...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For a long time, I've always thought to myself: "I'm not quite as good, but I will be once I've met my goal." Or, " Once I've reached my goal, I'll be happy, I'll be successful." I'm sure that I am not alone in this mode of thinking and as a result we ultimately push our own happiness to the back, unless we accomplish some major milestone.
We place ridiculous stress on ourselves to lose weight, get a promotion...finishing a comic or whatever.
But I think setting goals seem useless without a system or process in place to reach them. I'm learning more that it's important to understand the difference between goals & systems. The goal is the desired end result, the system is the process, or practice that (if committed to) eventually gets you there. Focusing on practice instead of performance allows you to be present, and improve at the same time. Planning progress (Goal) vs. Making progress (System).
Let's commit to
Thank you everyone for the kind wordsI'm more than happy to share what I know with everyone. A lot of what I learned is not beingThank you everyone for the kind words1 year ago in Personal More Like This
taught or not being stressed as much these days. I continue to learn and train so I can strengthen and hone
my skills as an artist. I've been fortunate enough to have incredible mentors around me who are more than
generous with their knowledge and encouragement. It would be wrong of me not to share my knowledge
and I encourage you guys to do the same. It's an awesome thing teaching and learning. When you teach
, the student gets better from you're guidance, and you get better because you're constantly reinforcing your
knowledge and are forced to face your weaknesses. lol basically we can all suck together or get better together.
5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
IT'S FINALLY OUThttp://vimeo.com/43673572IT'S FINALLY OUT3 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!
IMAGE COMICS UNDERTOW#2 ART FOR SALEIMAGE COMICS UNDERTOW#2 ART FOR SALE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Saving the Clone Wars/ocs etcHello all, Ahsoka here!Saving the Clone Wars/ocs etc2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bring Back Clone Wars:
As you all know (of course) the clone wars has been cancelled.
Now, I wanted to take part in bringing it back. I do not have a facebook account and therefor couldn't sign the petition. (Anyone who does have a facebook account, sign it! http://www.causes.com/actions/1733395-allow-star-wars-the-clone-wars-to-remain-on-the-air-till-the-end)
Someone happened to send me a link of the DA petition, so I signed it!
Sign it if you wish to take part in bringing back Clone Wars! http://ninjazzkat.deviantart.com/journal/PETITION-361466439#comments
You can also write, or call lucas film or disney, but I don't really have any info on that. It's not my department.
:iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3ring Back Clone Wars!!!! :iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3:
Now, I was going to upload a image, but I decided to put it in my journal.
Lux and Ahsoka's Children list:
Lieth Bonteri. Born 19 BBY.
Borderlands art contest on Game Art HQBorderlands art contest on Game Art HQ2 years 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
CriticismI have to tread carefully here. This might count as an artist-bashing journal entry, but I kind of need to let this out of my system, so I'll try to make it apply to the community as a whole.Criticism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I posted a comment in which I pointed out two flaws in a deviant's o.c. deviation (there was no punctuation in the entire paragraph, and parents generally need stronger, or at least more complex, motivations for abandoning their kids than "they thought he was evil").
Then I got this lovely reply:
"can't you people just leave me alone about my writhing and mind your own business ? and stop being so rude about it ? you don't see me going around criticizing people do you ? NO cuz i know they will just get upset its not that hard for you to stop going around being like that so please don't reply and let me be ?"
And then I was banned, and both my comments and her comments were "flagged as spam" And skimming through her comments page, it's not just a one time thing. She pretty much closes any comment t