Devious Journal EntryOkay, I just got home from school, and let me sayDevious Journal Entry8 months ago in Personal More Like This
today was boring
but, the bus ride home TOTALLY made up for that.
You see, on our way home, me and my sister always sit together on the bus. As usual, I was listening to my music with headphones in (Brony music of course xb).
My sister suddenly starts jabbing me in the arm, wanting me to listen to her, so I remove one of my earbuds
She says to me: "Can't you hear that? it's Ponies!" I'm just confused cause I still have music playing in my other ear. She tells me to listen so I take out my earphones and listen reaaally hard...
What do I hear? Nothing other than a bunch of screaming kids e_e
But when I listen harder, I hear Alex S.'s MLP intro Glitch remix! One of my favourite MLP remixes ever <3
(link plz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R677MV--WI )
I was a bit confused at first, but I realized it was coming from the front of the bus. After it ended, I went and put on the same song as well, after unplugging my earphones. The t
Cryamore Kickstarter PrepHey kids! Rob here!Cryamore Kickstarter Prep7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Things are building up and getting bigger for Cryamore, and we have been doing some analysis and studying of past and current Kickstarter projects, as well as reading tons and tons of analytical articles. We want to make it understandable that it is NOT our goal to amass a fortune "just to do it", we have a generous reason and we will have limits (to the best of our ability; we know we won't be able to control how much we're getting if it reaches past a certain point). We already have our margins set in place, but we will give an idea to you guys.
Currently, we're still doing everything out of our own pockets and time. Right now, we'll list the 'definites' that we'll need a lil' monetary support for:
Soundtrack and Sound Design: Aivi is a boss, you've heard what she's capable of. Surasshu will be doing the SFX design for the game, and he is a boss too. Both will be working together on some tracks as well; all in al
Pony Commissions - Info(if you're feeling generous, you can donate aswell. any amount is welcome. thank you to those who already donated!)Pony Commissions - Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(if this journal pops up again in your watchlist it means a commission slot is open again)
- 2 characters maximum, no background
- paypal only
- no crossovers with other series, characters or media
- no humans or anthros
- no gore
- no rule34 - i'm okay with implying things, but no naughty parts or otherwise explicit things. bondage is fine.
- ocs - i'm ok with drawing ocs. please provide reference! (personal suggestion: don't make them too complicated) i will not draw ocs that don't belong to yourself without their respective owners' permission.
- background characters - provide reference!
- i reserve the right to decline commission requests
sketch - $20 usd
lineart - $35 usd
Resourceful study.Since I will be tied up with school...Resourceful study.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
...I thought I'd compile a collection of the reference/study materials that I use and recommend to others. I will update the list from time to time (as I discover new things).
These resources are relevant for both digital and traditional mediums as well as technique and philosophy.
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
Even if you don't draw people, I still recommend this book... as it teaches "blocking-in"/gestures. Copy the drawings/sketches from the book to help yourself build good habits.
The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
Learn to see and you will learn to drawthis book explains how to see (with a more subjective approach).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
A great reference for anyone who can't shut their brain (and
Some Tips For Young ArtistsSince Equestria Daily is doing their Artist Training Grounds and many young artists out there are starting to feel their oats, I thought it'd be a good time to get some of these thoughts out on the internet, for no other reason than to reference them when I'm asked about art advice later. If you're going to try a hoof at drawing, there is a wealth of information available to you out there. Instead, I'll try to make a note of some of the things that very few art tutorials seem to mention.Some Tips For Young Artists9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) Almost anyone can draw - yes, even you. Anyone with full command of a hand or two can draw. When you start, your drawings will not be great, but they will satisfy you. Keep going. That stodgy old advice about the thousand bad drawings is true. We don't admire well-rounded artists for being prodigies; we admire the effort they've put into honing their craft. Don't expect to develop quickly; take your time and pace yourself. Anyone can draw, but only the patient and tenacious can draw really well.
Progress for dummiesorProgress for dummies1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
For people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art! And for me to stop getting questions on how to practice, or how do you get better
Are you stuck and don't know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you might find this interesting...
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It's true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn't draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot...)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They're usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won't be talking about fals
Do you want to name a gator Gummy? UPDATE #3**UPDATE 4/28 -- We have reached TANK TIER!!!! TANK TIER has been achieved!!! Thanks so much you all --- onward to OWLOWICIOUS!!!Do you want to name a gator Gummy? UPDATE #31 month ago in Personal More Like This
CAN'T DONATE?? You can still help! JUST CLICK "LIKE" ON OUR INDIEDGOGO PAGE! The more activity our campaign gets, the better chance we have of being featured on the front page. If that happens, we'll have far more exposure to new people than ever before. Just a simple click could help us raise more to help the animals and get us closer to naming the animals, and to a party with me and Tara. **
**UPDATE 4/25 -- we have just $3300 to go before we name an amazing, enormous Salcuta Tortoise TANK!
**UPDATE! 4/21 -- We have reached ANGEL TIER! Repeat: We have reached ANGEL TIER! You guys seriously rock! Onward to TANK!!!**
...because it could happen!
My friends at the Wildlife Learning Center
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconWhat is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon1 year ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
Wed Mar 14, 2012, 7:20 PM
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction4 months 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
Still Accepting Guest Art SubmissionsEdit: Please have the submissions in ASAP, preferably by this Sunday.Still Accepting Guest Art Submissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! Since I'm trying to post one guest page a day on Sister Claire while I prepare the books/write the next book, I still could use some more guest pages!
You'll get a lot of publicity from having your art + links on the front page of my site for a whole day. (How does 70k views sound?)
Email your submission with the subject “Guest Art Submission” to claire AT sisterclaire.com
Must be related to "Sister Claire", of course.
The submission can be either an illustration or a one-page comic (Comics are preferred but not required)
The submitted image has to be 750 x 1125 pixels. (The same size as a Sister Claire page)
Keep it PG-13 or less.
You aren’t required to have your own webcomic to submit, but if you have one (or a gallery) please give me a name and a URL that you want credited!
Llego el formspring! x3Siguiendo la manía del formspring como diría mi amiga ~Misuzu-chanLlego el formspring! x31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Le cree un formspring a Jen --> http://www.formspring.me/JeniNar
Y ahora formspring para Jose --> http://www.formspring.me/JosieNar
Y por último el formsring para Jed --> http://www.formspring.me/JediNar
Así que los que quieran (y espero sean muchos) pueden entrar a preguntarle cosas a mi oc.
Slugbox's E-Selling GuideSlugbox's guide to Lulu.Slugbox's E-Selling Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is mostly for you adult artists out there! Assume, while reading this, that you are selling an erotic work.
Lulu is a clumsy site. INCREDIBLY POWERFUL, but clumsy. There's a reason for that. There's a reason they aren't "clear" about when you are paid, or what they do. It weeds out the weak. It weeds out authors or illustrators who don't have the drive, intelligence, or motivation to even figure the site out, let alone produce quality content for Lulu to sell! THIS IS A GOOD THING.
But, I feel some help is order here! So I'm writing this!
It doens't cover every little detail, but you're smart. You can figure some out on your own.
First off, I'm going to assume some thing, like that you know how to create a username, etc.
Second off, this is NOT a marketing guide. You need to figure that on your own.
Third off, this is NOT a design guide. No one will buy a poorly designed work. That's on you
Fourth, I don't work for Lulu, and this is not end
Oil Painting: Educational ShortsOil Painting: Educational Shorts6 months ago in Resources More Like This
These free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Guide to Oil Painting premium content series.
Vanessa Lemen: Traditional Brushes
Vanessa Lemen: Alternate Materials for Oil Painting
Vanessa Lemen: Substrates for Oil
Vanessa Lemen: Mark-Making in Oil
Vanessa Lemen: Solvents & Mediums
John English: The Diversity of Oil
Brent Watkinson: Plein Air Painting
John English: Working Large
Racial Activism and MeHey hey hey! Rob here with another "something-to-get-off-of-his-chest"!Racial Activism and Me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Time and again, I'm approached by some of my audience asking "Rob, why don't you ever draw black people?" First off, they may have not even looked into my gallery for those people of color or what have you, because they're there, sure enough.
The long answer is:
Well... what gets me is that when they find out I'm black, they expect that I should hold some sort of allegiance to "my race" or "make a change" as a "popular" black artist who can, figuratively speaking, "put blacks on the map".
There's nothing wrong with that, of course, and there's nothing wrong with people whose main goal is doing that. It's their lives, they're free to believe in whatever they want to.
But to hold me to a certain level where people think I'm obligated to draw my race more often than others because of the "history", I don't agree with. I'm an African-American born in the 80s. I was not born during the times of t
How do I find MY STYLE?I've gotten that question a bunch of times. Here's some thoughts on it:How do I find MY STYLE?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As far as "Style" questions go, I dodge those like crazy. Honestly, I don't feel I have much of a style. I never have. I have an "adaptable" ability to draw like Disney, Nick, etc. Whatever I need to draw like for a given job. Within reason. Some cruder styles (like, say, a Mike Judge style) would be harder for me because its hard to break drawing rules you've been taught for so many years. Yes, I'd say some of my "Bancroft girls" have my style but its also kind of a Disney style. In my opinion there are two kinds of "style" artists: the ones that have a SUPER destinct style (like "Cheeks" or Jack Kirby) that have been drawing that way since the beginning and can't draw any other way, and the rest of us- whose style will evolve through the years based on work experiences and artistic influences. The latter won't have extremely strong styles but will be more adaptable to other styles. We tend to follow up
Homestuck? More like homeSUCK. (An elaboration)At the risk of my watchers looking down on me, I've decided to express my distaste for homestuck.Homestuck? More like homeSUCK. (An elaboration)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It seems like everyone either, 1) Likes the fandom (art) of homestuck, but doesn't actually like homestuck itself, OR 2) Likes homestuck but can't stand the fandom surrounding it.
I, personally, don't appreciate either.
I find homestuck to be an incredibly mediocre...webcomic? that got really really blown up for whatever reason and now I cannot escape it. It's everywhere online. The overhype is oozing into every crevice of the internet like a mildly warm combination of masturbation-sweat and zit-puss. All of the fanart is blending together into one big clusterfuck of grey skin and candy corn.
The argument that's always presented to anyone that dislikes it is "WELL, KEEP READING, IT GETS BETTER".
I'm sorry, but if I've been sitting here reading something for as long as it could have taken for me to watch an entire movie and I'm still bored as all hell:
IT'S NOT A GOOD STORY.
No one s
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedThe Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived1 year ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Ninja Turtles by ~lukekeith
Mon Apr 3, 2012, 01:00 AM
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash
from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving
“collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.”
Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gaming and entertainment websites.
Looks like this long-bubbling cauldron of traditional ways and means, modern tech, web economics, core beliefs
and future shock has finally boiled over...
Should you listen to your audience?
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureFebruary 27, 2013/by $techgnoticThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future3 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Watch #depthRADIUS →
You Are The Future
Forward by $techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain Revolutionby