Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
YOU GUYS SHOULD READ THIShttp://24.media.tumblr.com/e56154949a4514232218a295edb8b6e3/tumblr_mmzgkkxFaf1r8lde5o1_1280.pngYOU GUYS SHOULD READ THIS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
its a screencap of one of the thread posts in tf2chan, the thread was overwhelming of disappointed ppl about the update, and then I saw this little gem and wow, it sure lifted my spirits up ;u;
I was a very stupid child pt 2Fan: OMG your 'coming out' story was funny! Do you have any other ones?I was a very stupid child pt 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me:... I do... which I kinda wish I didn't
Fan: Tell me! They are awesome!
Me:...-sighs- Lord, this one was the worse.
When I was about 13, I came home from school and saw my older sister on the computer. I asked her when Mom was going to be home cause I needed her to sign my folder for my teacher. My sister just shrugged and said.
'She's at the hospital.'
I stopped and asked my sister why she was there and I was told, ' She got sick or something and had to have surgery.' I freaked out. I wanted to go to the hospital, I wanted to make sure my mom was okay and my sister told me she would be back in two days and stop freaking out. HOW CAN I?! Well I spent those two days waiting for my mom, praying she was okay until she returned.
When the two days went by, I ran home and found my mom sitting in the living room looking worn out and sleepy and I rushed at her to hug her. She had blankets and ice packs on her chest and
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.
I believe I should also post this hereHow is a person supposed to get better if they quit?I believe I should also post this here3 years ago in Personal More Like This
if they stopped and quit trying
how do you expect to get better? huh?
Just because a person or a lot of people is better than you, that doesn't mean you will quit, I mean, they're not telling you to quit, and some of them will even try to help you get better!
If you feel demotivated because of jealousy of the skills of other people, don't just curl up in a ball forever, yea you can cry for a moment but you must stand and show them what you got
"I'LL SHOW THIS SHITLORD THAT I CAN DO BETTER!" -internally
Take it as a challenge.
Don't you want to be happy? Do you like telling people that you are hopeless and then you will feel sad and the people you talked to will feel sad too?
"You are inspiring and it makes me want to do better!"
Doesn't that sound better? It doesn't just make the person you're telling to, feel better, but it specially makes you feel better as well!
Art is no competition, I looked up the definition of the w
No More Unauthorized ArtworkRegarding the debate of whether comic artists should continue selling unauthorized prints/sketches of characters they don't own, I think Bissette and his legal advisor are 100% correct. So from now on, I won't be doing any sketches or commissions at shows of any character that I don't own. Am I rolling over in fear of Marvel? Maybe, but as it states below, they're in their legal right to come after me if there's ever a dispute. I love to complain about the Big Two, but I can't (in good conscience) get upset at them if I'm breaking the rules myself. Being DC exclusive, maybe I can get a waiver that allows me to sketch DC characters, so I'll keep you updated.No More Unauthorized Artwork4 years ago in Personal More Like This
From Steve Bissette's FB page:
ALERT, ALL COMICS CREATORS: With permission, I'm quoting key points my dear friend and own legal advisor/contract consultant (since 1992) Jean-Marc Lofficier raised on his posts to a Yahoo forum discussing Ty Templeton's cartoon concerning the Gary
New Percy Jackson book covers! (updated daily)Hey hey hey I have some big news!New Percy Jackson book covers! (updated daily)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The original 5 Percy Jackson books are getting new covers!! One will be released every day this week!
They are all done by John Rocco (the same guy who did all of the original covers) so I don't think we have much to worry about.
I WILL UPDATE THIS JOURNAL EVERY DAY WITH THE NEW COVERS
Also If you guys notice, the covers fit together like one big picture!
The Lightning Thief:
The Sea of Monsters:
The Titans Curse:
The Battle of the Labyrinth:
The Last Olympian:
Comment below with how you like them!
my tumblr: </a>http://istolethelightning.tumblr.com/
just watchhttp://demonml.tumblr.com/post/116152646466 just...just watch thisjust watch6 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...http://veggie55.deviantart.com/art/Farewell-323464665 Some of you may have picked up on it....(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before anything, just allow me to tell just how much I have adored and cherished the love, kindness, support and friendship I have gained from all of you who cared to view what I'd drawn.
Doing these silly (And usually illogical/disturbing) comic-strips and images has literally been one of the highlights in my life, as cheesy and cliché as that may sound, I swear, it's absolutely true. Ever since way back when I started with my couple of watchers right up to this moment with over 19'000 watchers, breaking the 1'000'000 pageview milestone and having amassed over 10'000'000 hits, logging into this account and seeing many, many supportive remarks and friendly comments, watching the favourites rise steadfastly on each deviation, seeing others willing to try improve their own, or return, to drawing (Despite the fact that I still do not wish to be titled as a
slightly incorrect names for foodshttp://demonml.tumblr.com/post/117235683306/joshpeck-yrbff-20-slightly-incorrect-names-forslightly incorrect names for foods6 months ago in Personal More Like This
its 11:30 pm and I lost it a pringles
This basically sums up my time in orchestrahttp://demonml.tumblr.com/post/113185176521/the-leader-in-red-johncougar-weirdvvolfThis basically sums up my time in orchestra7 months ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSIONS OPEN!!!I have tons of free time and plan on doing A LOT of these. I will have a list up here where you can see how far you are in the line.COMMISSIONS OPEN!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All drawings will be digital, by the way.
Send me a note or email me! firstname.lastname@example.org!
1. :iconzoestanleyarts: - Bibi and Chip- Digital base- in progress- PAID- FINISHED
2. Seth S. - Idelia- Digital base- PAID- FINISHED
3. :iconmagicbunnyart: - Magic Bunny- Digital base- PAID- FINISHED
4. Mike Taylor- Tiki Robot- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED
5. Hannah Ayoubi- Monsters Abroad characters- Digital Shading- PAID- FINISHED
6. :icondthecadeyra: - Comotos- Digital Shading- PAID- FINISHED
7. Dana L.- Super hero character- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED
8. Brock Baker- Caricature in Rick and Morty style- Digital Shading- PAID-FINISHED
9. :iconalisadidkovsky:- Lord Yuned'rar- Digital Shading- PAID-FINISHED
10. Maddie Bush- Valentines Day drawing- Digital Base- PAID- FINISHED
11. :iconvirtuallytwisted:- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED
'Legend of Korra' Series Review:...............................woah.'Legend of Korra' Series Review:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well; that was rather good, wasn't it?
Splendid art, voice acting and a compelling narrative on par with any live-action, prime-time series.
The resolution at the end, though, felt a little rushed. While I'm glad there was one, it had an air of finality about it, as though it's uncertain a second season will ever transpire.
If there isn't one; it'll be a crime, given all the work that went into crafting Korra's world.
5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)There are lots of tips, chestnuts, and other pieces of advice that I've heard over the years--tidbits of wisdom passed on from one generation to the next, from professional to professor to prospective student. Some of them are drawing tips, some of them are tricks to dealing with publishers, and some are general guidelines on how to survive in comics. Most of them are useful and true and will stand the test of time, but a few of them have become hackneyed platitudes and have gone unquestioned for too long. Here are 5 that I'm questioning...5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. READERS WILL ONLY LOOK AT A PANEL FOR 5 SECONDS, SO DON'T SWEAT IT TOO MUCH.
I understand the intention of this bit of wisdom, and I mostly agree with it: drawing great interiors is important, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down with small details that most readers won't even notice.
But here's my concern with this: if you treat every panel like it's disposable, then you're less likely to make an impact with reader
Simple ThingsI feel how my Angel walks with me,Simple Things4 years ago in Personal More Like This
creating fog that slowly surrounds my surroundings...
Have the little urge to touch that Angel.
Her white, soft... fragile skin,
wearing sweet, tasteful perfume,
driving me lightly insane.
I might love her.
I might even hate her.
Miss her, being not real
or she is real, but I just have no right to reach out my hand,
so I could satisfy my need to hold somebody in my embrace.
Our minds are for simple things...
I can't even catch her with my hazy eyes,
afraid that she might see my look, so needy.
It is so hard and that's why -
Things are not of mind to simplify
and all I can do is imagine her to grin.
That innocent, toothpaste commercial smile.
I'm nothing but full of sadness
and she really doesn't mind...
if in a moment I just disappear into the darkness.
Nothing but Bible-black fool,
who's trying to walk on... carry on,
on this jumpy ground.
No living creature is with me on this deserted road,
once belonged to God,
now to emptiness in our hearts and so
TF2 Contest-- THIS TRAIN IS OVERI have decided the winner(s) and have sent everyone their respective points--and I officially have one last point remaining for the sake of having the contestant prize a specific number. (Everyone knows what I'm talking about)TF2 Contest-- THIS TRAIN IS OVER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The next contest will have items from the game as rewards--seeing as how I'm now broke in terms of dA currency.
These items can be anything from hats to weapons to tons and tons of refined metal.
I hope everyone had a nice time and has a nice rainbow-filled day.
Since I'm sick and tired at looking at over 2000 points that I don't plan to ever use (because after they closed down the shop... who really cares anymore. I don't want a premium so...?), I decided that I'm just gonna hold a TF2 contest and give someone literally almost a year's premium.
This is going to be a very casual one--not that many restrictions because it would be like taking away all new weapons and making us use stock for the rest of our lives.
Stock is fun--but only to an extent.
TAROT!The Shadowscapes Tarot!TAROT!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, I am going to have these actually published as a deck. I keep getting asked that, so I'll get it stated here right at the top. Read on below to the August 26th 2008 entry for details.
The Official Shadowscapes Tarot Website with detail closeups of many of the cards, information on publication updates, and prints of each image, can be found here: http://www.shadowscapes.com/Tarot
0 - The Fool: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8111663/
1 - The Magician: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8450791/
2 - The High Priestess: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8527230/
3 - The Empress: http://www.deviantart.com/view/9032581/
4 - The Emperor: http://www.deviantart.com/view/9074392/
5 - The Hierophant: http://www.deviantart.com/view/10805937/
6 - The Lovers: http://www.deviantart.com/view/10998209/
7 - The Chariot: http://www.deviantart.com/view/11994184/
8 - Strength: http://www.deviantart.com/view/12217922/
9 - The Hermit: http://ww
Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)To many people in comics, I only arrived a few years ago with Joe the Barbarian. Then came Hellblazer (completed in 2008 before I began working on Joe), American Vampire: SOTF, and finally Punk Rock Jesus. Once in a while someone will mention Off Road (an OGN I did with Oni back in 2004), but for the most part it seems like I've been published only these last few years when in fact I've been published professionally for a decade now.Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a plea to have everyone go back through my previous work--in fact, I'm glad that a lot of the books I've done over the years aren't on readers' radars. I'm proud of it all, but the books above are a nice, tight group of titles to be associated with. They're all in a similar brand, they're all recent, they all have good creators/publishers associated with them, and the artwork is mostly consistent. Go back further than that, and you'll see artwork that looks nothing like the stuff I'm doing these days. (Although Off Road still holds up to some de
Awesome Swag anyone? *New Stuff*Edit: Do me a favor and take this poll. Even if you don't want to buy anything. http://quizilla.teennick.com/polls/23802842/which-pony-stain-glass-is-your-favoriteAwesome Swag anyone? *New Stuff*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: 6/9/12 we got an amazing deal through Maine Laser Engraving and we have some new stuff available. But only though LadyT, your welcome
So if you like MLP or Kingdom Hearts odds are you've seen the work of my good friend Akili-Amethyst
But I bet you hadn't seen that's she's selling some swag trying to get her and myself down to BroNYcon. http://akili-amethyst.deviantart.com/#/d51ynqv
All the spots are full right now
But since I love you all so much, I was able to talk her into a few more spots. But only offered by me.
If you would like a sun-catcher or a t-shirt, I have 5 spots for each.
includes a window suction cup hook to hang it from.
Here's what the test prints look like:
White T-shirts $15,
The tees look
Whats in the bag? 001Want to be featured?Whats in the bag? 0014 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am going to start a journal series featuring photographers and their bags.
If you would like to be featured please note me with a photo of the contents of your shooting bag laid out with a description or comments on the contents.
To kick it off, here is my bag
This is my every day carry bag, I take it everywhere I have a few other bag with my pro-equipment but they arn't nearly as fun.
From left to right:
Vivitar Flash (I hardly use this but its nice to have just in case )
Leica M6 with 50mm Elmar f3.5 (Leica branding taped over for stealth)
My Moleskine Journal and Fisher Space Pen
A homemade press pass (you wouldn't believe how useful this is, especially when traveling in other countries)
Spectra Light Meter
Meds and Vitamins Including Ginger, Antacid, Charcoal and Cough Drops
Bits of line (to practice my knot tying when I am bored)
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Because I Can Do This According To PeopleSo let's say your car breaks down,Because I Can Do This According To People3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And you need a new one.
So you go to a car lot, and the owner of the car says he'll need $2000 for the used car.
Instead of cash or check funds,
You offer the man 400000 microsoft points.
This man stares you down like you're some sort of joke.
You explain to him you don't have cash or check of that high of money, and then you beg him to take your offer.
Now you just look like a joke.
Great job with that one.
Two hours later you get on facebook and promptly complain about how terrible it was that the car salesman
wouldn't agree to your payment, and how unfair and terrible they are.
Next thing you know near all car lots know what you look like, and people on facebook think you're retarded.
Also, great job on that one.
Think about this,
If you're trying to pay bills.
WTF are 400000 microsoft points going to do to help you?
If the car lot -obviously- has a TOS, you will -obviously- look completely retarded trying to buy a car with points.
Overcoming Fears: A Rejecta-Girl storyBank robbers stink. Rejecta-Girl had to give the police six losers who thought they could go shopping for free money. During the struggle, she had gotten a punch to the side of the head, which gave her a horrible headache. Now, she was tired, hungry, and in pain. She wished the boys were there, but they had gone to a Fall Out Boy concert. Lucky butts. Fall Out Boy was one of her favorite bands, but she couldn’t go because her luck stank. Someone had to be on patrol, so they had set three of their favorite characters against each other on Super Smash Bros Brawl. Rejecta-Girl picked Sonic the Hedgehog, Dungeon Man chose Link, and Unacceptaboy chose Snake. Typically, Sonic got last place. So while the boys were at a concert, she was fighting bank robbers. Just her luck.Overcoming Fears: A Rejecta-Girl story2 months ago in Personal More Like This
She was flying over the city. Normally she would take a cab, but it was rush hour and flying was much faster. Plus it was fun.
She was almost home when she saw a lot of smoke in the distance. Her gut tigh
The Random Trio vs. Dr. ClicheThe Random Trio vs. Dr. ClichéThe Random Trio vs. Dr. Cliche4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Superheroes Dungeon Man, Rejecta-Girl, and Unacceptaboy were driving around in the Random Rover during evening patrol. It had been an uneventful day and they all were extremely bored. Dungeon man yawned.
“Welp, that was boring. Wanna go back to the dungeon layer?” he asked his friends.
“Only if we can go through a drive through on the way there. I’m starving.” Rejecta-Girl replied.
“We should rent a movie tonight. Mabey Dinosaur Wars?” Unacceptaboy added.
Reject-Girl groaned. “That movie is SO overrated. What about Midnight Mysteries?
“I like that movie.” Dungeon Man stated.
Suddenly, the car in front of them shot straight up into the air. Rejecta-Girl, thinking quickly, shot out of the car and extended her spectacular mechanical wings. She flew up to the now falling car and caught it, shifting most of the weight to her robotic right arm. The crowd around her cheered, but it wasn