New anime reviewAnimes so far that caught my eye.New anime review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A simple name for the extraordinary animation in this piece just by watching the first 5 seconds i was hook up by the music, then watching a badass dude smoking a cigar i was knocked out. The return of the badsssssessssss in anime form, i was getting tired of dudes tha looks like a 5 year old surrounded by ladies of look 4 year old.
This anime its like persona 4 meets samurai champloo, the fish eye shots on skateboard were so cool, this also have a bit of vibe like final fantasy versus. Main character has white hair so i was guessing it was K dash as kid, hhahaha joking
Probably king of the season
Tonari No Kaibutsu
The character Maka from soul eater meets a crazy dude named Morita from honey and clover and a romance starts, thats how i should resume this anime, expect the unexpected things, that guy is as crazy as morita. I must say music its awesome in this anime fits every situation, it seems it will have
THE MAKING OF GURREN LAGANN!!!!The making of one of the greatest animated TV series ever made, GAINAX'S galaxy-shattering "TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN!!!"THE MAKING OF GURREN LAGANN!!!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute.NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE:
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:
"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.
The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences,
A concise guide on how to get better at artSo youre a kid looking down at your anime or comic characters and wondering why after a few years of doodling things arent looking like how you imagine them in your head. Or maybe youre a college student whos wondering why the colours in your paintings arent coming out right. Maybe youre an older fellow or lady whos dabbling in art and youre having trouble with drawing hands. Whoever you are and whatever your problem, you all have something in common;A concise guide on how to get better at art5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You want to get better at representational art.
Here on deviantart its often the case where a noobie will ask a question and another noobie will answer with the very uninspired answer of "practice practice practice." At its core this advice is sound, but the noobie-teacher has just regurgitated what he or she has heard a thousand times over from other would-be noobie-teachers and has not expressed much else. Diligence is the key, but without a direction or goal this diligence might be
Redesign a character contest!If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.Redesign a character contest!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
Developing Artists FAQHey everyone, just wanted to make a new journal about some stuff that's goin on in my head, and to those who care feel free to read.Developing Artists FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've just graduated with a BA in the Arts (WOW SOOOOO HARDCORE) in late April. Aside from handling small freelance and commission stuff between my spare time, I also started working full time at a local mobile game studio as a concept artist and animator.
Now thinking back on my journey so far, I've met a lot of obstacles and obviously overcame many of them, and the ones I didn't overcome I keep on trying. For the longest time, while being in this online art community filled with countless talents of various degrees, I have sought knowledge amongst the community here, and in turn people have also came asking for knowledge in return. While I specialize in the entertainment industry as a visual production and sometimes pre-production artist, there have been many learning curves that I had to tackle by myself, because lets face it, if school wa
Bomango ze Tango!I'm going to get ahead of this right now and say that this might not be a riveting read for folks. Bad advertising, I know, but I feel it's necessary to preface this by being realistic. I'm not uber-famous, my characters aren't known far and wide, and for Pete's sake, I don't even have a proper webcomic or series to speak of. But, I've been asked numerous questions enough that it might be useful to have a FAQ essay of sorts to clear the air a bit.Bomango ze Tango!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes...a history of "Bomango", as best I can recall...
ORIGIN! (in real life)(image circa way the hell back when i was still spelling it GoGo BoManGo)
"Bomango" (as it's come to be known) came about maybe around 2004 or thereabouts...shoot, maybe 2003, which makes it a decade old already...sheesh. Anyway, the earliest drawings of "Gogo" were sketchbook illustrations of a big-eyed girl in a long jacket. Not anime-style big eyes, mind you...big, droopy, heavily-lined eyes, wi
Optimus Prime ...*Salute*Optimus Prime ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You'll always be my number 1.
PET PEEVEI see a lot of artists or even non-artists that put themselves down. Constantly.PET PEEVE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As an artist, one of the worst things you can say to me is "Wow, I could never do this! I'm gonna quit art now 8(((("
I've probably guilty of saying that exact same thing at some point! And multiple times, too! But I stopped, because what does saying that even do, really?
That is not a compliment. It makes me feel bad that my work has made you want to stop doing something. You know how I got to the point I am at now? I got past those feelings, got past my self-depreciation, and worked my ass off.
Art is not all fun and games. It can be, but it's also something that I have dedicated myself to for years. I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil- at currently 18 years old, that's a while. Not as long as other, much older, artists, but I'm still improving. We all still are. That artist you look up to? He or she is still learning. Drawing is a constant development process: it never ends. Ever.
Challenging Yourself to Become a Better ArtistLike others here, I get asked a lot of questions about my art, my process, techniques, and my inspiration. One of the questions I get asked that makes me both smile and laugh is, "How did you get so good?" Half the time it's a rhetorical question, and the other half is people genuinely wanting to know how to get better at art.Challenging Yourself to Become a Better Artist4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The answer is deceptively simple: I challenge myself and maintain a positive attitude.
RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
Now you might say, "Well, everything I do is a challenge, I'm not that good yet." But that's not what I mean. Of course getting better at art is challenging, and even when you're what others might consider a master, art never stops being a challenge.
But what I'm talking about is specifically setting goals for yourself and taking on projects that you KNOW are going to make you struggle. The projects that you KNOW are going to make you want to give up and do something else.
I find that a lot of people sort of stick to a specific niche and never reall
It'll happen to youSpooky words from Abe SimpsonIt'll happen to you6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's safe to just assume that most people in their mid 20's right now were raised by The Simpsons
I know it's still on, but i have no idea if its still popular or if anyone still watches it..
But in my slice of time growing up in the 90's, Simps was on every single day! Several times a day!
After school, by channel flipping, i could lineup 6 episodes every night
and I did!
But I recently saw an episode again, that i loved as a kid, and scared the crap out of me as an adult
When the episode aired in 1996, i was just 10 years old, just as Bart was.. is.. permanently..?
I identified with the kids because my own parents didn't have a clue what was cool.
In 1996, i was Bart
Now i am 27, 17 years later i watched this episode again
and it all rang familiar to me for a horribly different reason!
I HAD BECOME HOMER!
Now I too find myself perpl
Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)4.23 The deadline approacheth! For those of you still working on your entries, better get a move on!Illustration Contest Mark II (One week to go!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This was such a success last year that I'm doing it again for my 25th birthday!
Pick your favorite story from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! I try to be diverse in my writing; Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots... There should be something in there for everybody. This year's pool has some old classics and some new favorites. Some characters have reference pictures already, but some have never been visually depicted before. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to other people but feel free to draw them as well. You may enter as many times as you like.
9 years....Man I just noticed I've been on deviant art for 9 years. Thats crazy. There was a while that I didnt post anything because it seemed to take page after page of category clarification just to post 1 piece of art. But in the last few years I really made up for it I guess. In that same amount of time I've accumulated over 100K page views. This seems pretty crazy to me, and I think more than half of those came in the last 2 years.9 years....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If it proves anything, it's just that much easier to connect online with other artists around the world, and to present your work how you see it. Im glad Deviant art is providing this service. Im sure they all get paid well for the service, but it's taken years of refining and I think they've pretty much nailed it. Im curious to see how this continues to grow in the years to come.
Also, it proves how you can use these tools and websites to promote your work in ways never before possible. I started a sketch blog last July, and in 6-7 months it's generated over 100
I Will Not Sell OutI will not draw pokemon just because I want to milk favorites.I Will Not Sell Out2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will not upload every fucking thing I do just because I want to milk pageviews.
I will not change my DeviantART name just to prove my worth to myself.
I will not leave DeviantART just to get watchers on another blog or site, and then come back claiming DA is forgiven.
If I ever leave, I will not do it because I'm ashamed of the DeviantART community, not including those who actually love art. I will do it because I want or need to leave.
I will not categorize my art into a separate category just to get on the front page.
I won't take trades just to make other people happy.
I will not open up commissions just so people can pay me way less than what my art is worth.
I will draw what I want, upload what I want, comment on what I want, and stay on DeviantART as long as I want. Because it is what I want to do, NOT what the community wants me to do.
Fanart Used to Save CommunityI enjoy the TV show Community. A lot. However, what I enjoy most about this show is the story and, well, community behind it. When the show went on a sudden hiatus, I couldn't help but be inspired by how Community fans harnessed the power of the arts not only to cope, but help save the show.Fanart Used to Save Community2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last year, NBC announced Community would be put on hiatus for an unspecified amount of time, causing an outrage in the show's fan base. Once the announcement was made, fans took to social media to complain. This is a relatively normal response in this day and age, but strangely enough, the outrage didn't wane. In fact, it only strengthened as the final episode for the mid-season approached, and the looming uncertainty as to the show's fate became a reality.
Flash mobs were formed. Targeted campaigns were organized to urge Community's advertisers to continue support for the show. And, most relevant of
Comic-Con: Day 2Comic-Con Day 2 was all about cosplay, fandom, and art, art, art!Comic-Con: Day 22 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Before we get into the thick of things, we didn’t have a photo of our huge plasma screens hanging from the convention ceiling to share in our Day 1 recap, so we vowed to get that to you today! The 11 foot wide screens stream amazing works of art from Artists' Alley participants to the whole convention floor!
In Comic-Cons past, the foot traffic In Artists’ Alley got busier and busier as the week progressed, and this year is no exception. There’s something magical about speaking one-on-one with a deviant, learning their experiences, hearing how they started as an artist, and how far they’ve come. It’s an emotional connection to make with someone who was practically a stranger a few moments ago -- and then you realize you’re not really strangers when you
Bravoman Episode 1 Released!It's Bravoman's 25th anniversary today and, in celebration, Bandai-Namco has released the first episode of the Bravoman cartoon series.Bravoman Episode 1 Released!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
CLICK TO WATCH IT HERE!
Voices by Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad), and Romi Dames (Winx Club) with a brand new theme song by composer Randy Rogel (Animaniacs).
We had a blast working on the series with ShiftyLook and the Copernicus Studio.
Thanks to the whole gang, including Rob Pereyda, Matt Moylan Dax Gordine, Murray Bain, Ash Paulsen, Jim Zub and many more!
Comic Writing TutorialsHey deviantARTers-Comic Writing Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just finished up a 5 part comic writing tutorial run through on my blog and figured, since there are so many comic book fans and creative-types here, I'd post links to them here in case any of you might find them useful/interesting:
Part 1: Brainstorming
Part 2: Story Pacing
Part 3: Page Planning
Part 4: Scripting
Part 5: Dialogue
This isn't any kind of absolute-must-follow method, just the way I work and a few tips. If you found these posts helpful, feel free to let me know here (or on Twitter) and share the posts with your friends.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Comic-Con: Day 3Saturday kicked off Day 3 of Comic-Con, and the crowds poured onto the convention floor to start the weekend in Geek Style.Comic-Con: Day 32 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
At noon, deviantART hosted our final panel: How to Supercharge Your deviantART Profile Like the Masters. Moderated by none other than our fearless ninja, Angelo (aka spyed), we were honored to have the following superstars share their deviantART experiences with the crowd:
- Adam Warren (AdamWarren -- “The Dirty Pair,” “Empowered”)
- Mark Brooks (diablo2003, from Marvel Comics)
- Jim Zubkavich (Zubby -- Project Manager of Creative Services, Udon Entertainment)
- Dave Elliott (DeevElliott -- “Heavy Metal Magazine”)
- Wenqing Yan (yuumei, creator of “Knite,” “1000 W0RDS”)
- Kevin Eastman (Kevineastman -- co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- Chris Sanders (alohalilo creator of “Lilo & Stitch”)
It was truly a remark
BatmathI enjoyed the Nolanverse Batman films a lot, but I've just run the numbers:Batmath7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Bruce trained for 7 years (Alfred mentions his absence in Batman Begins) and he sulked for 8 years between Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. Between that, and including the short time in Dark Knight Rises in which he wore the cowl, Nolanverse Bruce was only Batman for about a year, tops (Joker's line "Let's rewind a year" tells us this).
One. F**king. Year.
"Caped Crusader" the Nolanverse Batman is not.
He is "Bat Temp".
When someone's work is better...Suppose you're an artist... or some craftsman. You can do stuff. And you're pretty confident with your skills. You have people to prove it. You have clients. You can paid your bills and make a decent living. You've fancy things around you... the list goes on.When someone's work is better...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, imagine you see the work that's better than yours... x10 better, x100 better, infinity times better. What do you feel?
Anxiety, jealousy, depression? ...or maybe inspiration, respect and enlightenment?
The recent one for me was a cold shower feel. Everyone is better. F*ck! Even the monkey can draw better stuff!
It's a hard pill to swallow really. Your confidence is shattered. You don't feel the same anymore. Surprisingly enough after a few days you're back on track. Let's kick some ass, yeah!
I have been through this cycle many times. The details and feelings may vary but you've ups and downs like sine wave. The trick is to get out of 'downs' as soon as possible. Don't let them persuade you. Climb up.
Don't drive in NorwayWildlife straying onto the roads isn't such a big problem here on fair Albion. We've killed most of it.Don't drive in Norway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other parts of the world, however, it's a continuing threat. Such as in Norway, where a man recently swerved to avoid a moose.....and hit a bear.
Y'see, city-folk: THIS is where you need bull-bars.
A little chickenwire over the windows wouldn't hurt, either.....
Turn Based Combat.I picked up XCom: Enemy Unknown yesterday, and it suddenly struck me that this is the first turn-based strategy (computer/video) game I've played in years.Turn Based Combat.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They seemed to go out of style about a decade ago, which is a real shame, especially on the RPG front.
Two of my all time favourite games are Shining Force 2 and Skies of Arcadia, both of which featured turn-based combat and felt epic as a result.
But with action games taking a fore of late, everything just felt like it had started to become a rush. You never have time to savour anything anymore. The character designs, the music, the monsters, the setting. With a turn based combat you can take your time and enjoy it all, and, most importantly, when you fail you KNOW it was your fault, not a shoddy camera angle or sluggish controls.
I think that's why the last squad-based RPG I played was Final Fantasy XII, which introduced Real Time Battles. Don't get me wrong, it worked really well, but I just felt it wasn't as