(Closed) Design ChallengeWe're all set and done! Please allow some time for judging to be complete- a few of the judges including myself may have prior obligations.(Closed) Design Challenge3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
*Prizes donors needed! If you would like to donate a prize to this contest (be it llama's, watches, points, art, etc.), anything at all- no matter how small- simply leave a comment or send me a note. Donors may also enter the contest, and will be featured by myself.
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Hello, guys! Allow me to just jump right into things. Please make sure you read everything. If you have any questions, just ask. I recommend watching me for at least the journals, for I will be updating this frequently will prize changes, additions, etc. ^-^~
Start: July 17, 2012
End: October 31, 2012 (Extensions can be given if needed.)
-To design a character (full-bodied, or waist-up-no portraits
For those who still dream the dream....I posted this on my Facebook page, but I thought it more appropriate here:For those who still dream the dream....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been meaning to write this in some form or fashion for a while now. Orignally I was going to try to write it as a Cracked article (which I still may) but these are in my view among the most important things to remember when struggling to get into the comic business:
1. It's not just about how good you are. Comics are a highly competitve medium and everyone wants to get a shot at their favorite book. Many of the people trying to get that break have great skills, and i'm certain fine ideas. But can you meet a deadline? How well do you communicate your ideas or issues with your Editor/Writer/ Penciller/Inker? How reliable have you been on the books you've done in the past? How easy are you to work with?
Honestly most of these questions are more important in many ways than how talented you are. As an artist you are not an island unto yourself. Ask anyone whose been in the business how long it took them to get r
framing escapismframing escapism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Abandoner by kayjensen
the face behind IKEA by derlevi
crash in the sky by KizukiTamura
tunnel vision by awjay
ISOLATED by puken
PressuredI've always liked printing due to all the delicious textures you can acquire during the process.Pressured2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You don't see printings that much around dA, so here's a selection of a couple of brilliant ones. Take a closer look at them and give them some love, they deserve much more attention.
Am I the sky or a bird (This way, that way) by KyngdokEllen Barkin monoprintclean by theartdepartment
Time Is Money by amircatic
Exlibris Nastya S by Catoram-A
Warsaw in clouds by Igson93
10 - The Bygone Era by ShaneCrottyMadeThis11 - The Godforsaken Field by ShaneCrottyMadeThis
5 Art Selling TipsWhile I used to see "art sales" simply as bonus money coming in on the side, over the past few years it's become enough of an asset that it justifies an art dealer, record keeping, insurance, and taxes at the end of each year. It's currently 25% of my total income, and that has a lot of impact over my work. And just like storytelling, design and page flow--abstract principles that keep my career afloat daily--art sales also deserve to be studied, theorized, and understood.5 Art Selling Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are guidelines, not rules. And while most of them usually work for me, they might not all work for you, so keep in mind that my market might be different than yours. Because not only do we not draw the same, we probably have different sorts of buyers.
1. Don't stay on a book for too long
I find that doing mini series of 4-12 issues is optimal for selling art. If you spend a year doing one-shots or 2-3 issue minis, you'll be hard for buyers to keep track of because it's too infrequent. And it's hard to make an i
tWR Interviews: On WritingTogether with our Mentorship Project, we'll be releasing a series of interviews with experienced writers and members of our community. They will all have a different focus, according to the parts of the Project they are paired with.tWR Interviews: On Writing2 weeks ago in Literature Features More Like This
This being the first article, it will contain some general advice on writing. It will be updated as more deviants contribute to it, so keep an eye out!
The deviants who so kindly shared their views with us for this article are silvernium, IrrevocableFate, GrimFace242, SadisticIceCream , SRSmith, chromeantennae and PinkyMcCoversong and SingingFlames. (: I did take the liberty of bolding what I personally think are the most important parts of their answers, since this is a pretty long article, but that doesn't mean you should read just those.
What's your ideal writing environment, if any?
SingingFlames, " I enjoy writing on my laptop, leaning back (all right, slouching) into my living room couch. My cat keeps me company, warm
Creators Rights at ConventionsConventions have become big business in the last few years. More shows keep popping up, attendance keeps rising, and there's more money than ever being passed around as comics continue to merge with pop culture/big media/corporate sponsorships into what I've been calling Supershows.Creators Rights at Conventions2 days ago in Personal More Like This
For the most part, I think this is a great thing for the creators and our industry. While a few might miff at the thought of comics being intruded upon by other industries, it means more chances for starving artists to make money, more money for commissions and prints, and chances to travel to exotic locations that were never previously on our agenda.
More and more frequently, creators are being lured to shows all over the world with travel costs (at least partially) comped. When they arrive, they'll be met by capable handlers, lines of cheering fans, and fancy parties while they're given the brief whiff of stardom that's usually reserved for Mick Jagger.
But not always.
While many of my pro friends are ete
Memory (comics + illustrations anthology)My buddy :iconmadbaumer37: has put together a book titled "Memory", which features comics and drawings of over 40 artists from 8 countries (including :iconbesnglist: :iconizitmee: :icondiegosimone: :iconlamonicana: :iconcesarsebastian: :iconstrixxx: :icontimmolloy: :icondiegotripodi: ), and is available now to pre-order through KickstarterMemory (comics + illustrations anthology)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Mi amigo madbaumer37 reunio cómics e ilustraciones de más de 40 dibujantes de 8 países, para un libro llamado "Memory" (todos los trabajos incluidos tienen una temática relacionada con la memoria), y entre los participantes se encuentran: timmolloy strixxx CesarSebastian Lamonicana diegosimone izitmee besnglist DiegoTripodi. Se puede pre-encargar una copia del libro a través del sitio Kickstarter
Sold OutWild Blue Yonder is officially sold out as it hit the stands. I want thank every single person that took a chance on our series, I can honestly say that it only gets better. Much better. And the response we have gotten for the launch basically secures the future of this property. Again, thank you for making my abandonment of the normal industry ways and means, a rarely successful one. I had many people (mostly pros and editors) tell me that I was a fool, and was tanking my career when I turned down the gigs I was being offered. So this is a big "go fuck yourselves" to all of those cowards.Sold Out2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We don't need outdated established standards from the people with money and brands to force-feed the fans never ending retread tires. Take those foolish self-imposed shackles off and read truly Indie books. Spend your money on books by Ryan Ottley – better than any traditional superhero book o
Website 2014 + ''The black sheep'' onlineHi everyone,Website 2014 + ''The black sheep'' online1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've just finished updating my website, which can be visited at: http://www.diegotripodi.com/
Also, those interested can read online the samurai comic I had drawn last year for SPX, "The black sheep" (print version still available from MB37's Storenvy page ).
How I WorkRecently one of my watchers, :iconlegomaestro:, asked some questions about how I work. In the hope that this might prove interesting to a few of you, I’ll write down some of what I do. As part of this, of course, I hope to hear how you guys approach your craft. It’s always enlightening to hear about others’ “best practices”.How I Work8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration: I mainly draw humans and landscapes. I find people in magazines, or characters from literature, or do an occasional piece of fanart. There seems to be a never-ending supply. I’ve probably got dozens of subjects in my mental queue, waiting to be drawn. As far as landscapes, well, I live in the mountains of Colorado, so there’s plenty of inspiration right out my front door. The trick is trying to capture the beauty and render it in a small, flat, primarily black and white container. I’m very much in the initial stages of learning to ma
The Sin vs. Sinner ParadoxAs Christians we are supposed to be Christ like and yet one area we continually fall short of is judgement of sinners for their sin. Many of us act like Pharisees, Sadducees, Wouldn'tsees and Couldn'tsees when it pertains to sinners and their sins. Each of these groups ends up in one of 2 ditches. In order to keep a right viewpoint it becomes necessary for us to hold 2 diametrically opposing emotions and continue to function as God intended.The Sin vs. Sinner Paradox3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The RIGHT Ditch. The Pharisees and Sadusees were so bound by the law that they had no mercy when dealing with sinners. Either you lived up to their perceived level of righteousness or you were outcast. They invented new rules for believers to live under. Need I remind you that Eve's first sin was not eating of the apple but putting words into God's mouth? Thus sayeth the Lord should be reserved for things the Lord actually said. As such these "law only" people would judge based on the sins they saw and missed the kingd
"Changing Horses......in the middle of a stream, gets you wet and sometimes, cold.”"Changing Horses...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Over the last five years, I’ve lived in five different places. The longest residence during that time was my three year tenure in China, the shortest was the seven months I lived on a beautiful farm in the middle of Whidbey Island, Washington before I moved to China. Now I’m back in Washington State in an apartment. Soon, I’ll be moving closer to Seattle.
Once upon a time, I had a “proper” studio, cram-packed with shelves for reference books, stuffed animals, origami, figurines and skulls. A large, antique dresser jammed with art supplies, more books and files upon files of pictures. Against the walls, stacked on the floor were piles of originals and dozens of canvas, illustration boards, pads, and papers. Hung on the walls were more framed originals, posters, flags, and a yearly calendar, along with a world map of all the places my art had been shipped. And of cour
Artists Spotlight part Ithe comics anthology "MEMORY" just met it's crowdfunding goal,Artists Spotlight part I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so meet some of the artists involved or order your own copy of the book here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madbaumer37/memory-0/posts/403544
NC Mallory (1945-2013):iconNCMALLORY:NC Mallory (1945-2013)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FLOOD TREE, San Lorenzo by NCMALLORY ANA 2 back by NCMALLORY GOD AND ADAM DISCUSS HUMANKIND by NCMALLORY JORGE LUIS BORGES by NCMALLORY ANA sketchbook by NCMALLORY PASSAGE by NCMALLORY EARLY DWELLER by NCMALLORY AT THE LIMIT by NCMALLORY THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SECRETS by NCMALLORY Carol on the Ballet Bar by NCMALLORY H.G. Wells, English Writer by NCMALLORY FREEDOM FIGHTER by NCMALLORY JUNG'S ANIMA by NCMALLORY GREEN MIASMA by NCMALLORY GARY ( in a cosmic mood . . .) by NCMALLORY MARTA by NCMALLORY ALAN MOORE (English Writer) by NCMALLORY ROBERT CRUMB American Artist by NCMALLORY CARLOS by NCMALLORY WAITING by NCMALLORY THE UNSUBSCRIBER 2 by NCMALLORY HIGH SIERRA NOVEMBER 2008 by NCMALLORY Study for Auto by NCMALLORY Rachel by NCMALLORY COOL by NCMALLORY combat by NCMALLORY DIDDY by NCMALLORY Painting Hat by NCMALLORY
Coming soon : MetropolisComme certains avaient pu le deviner, j'ai la chance de travailler depuis plus d'un an sur une nouvelle BD, Metropolis. Il s'agit d'une uchronie se déroulant dans une Europe des années 30 n'ayant jamais connu la grande guerre. La série est écrite par Serge Lehman (La Brigade chimérique, Masqué), colorisée par :iconDimMartin: et dessinée par ma pomme, donc.Coming soon : Metropolis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Le premier tome de 96 pages paraîtra en janvier prochain aux éditions Delcourt et voici en avant-première la couverture (réalisée par le super-héros de l'illustration, Benjamin Carré)
A très bientôt pour plus d'infos
As some of you may know, I had the chance to work for more than a year on a n
I wrote an article about inking.And here it is:I wrote an article about inking.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
InkTober 2014I read about InkTober on Jake Parker's website and decided to give it a go. At first I drew a couple of paper dolls on leftover paper scraps. But later on I discovered that all the boxes that my family and I are throwing away constantly have a very interesting shape once they are torn completely open and are usualy made of good quality paper. So I decided to give them all a second life instead of sending them directly to the trash can.InkTober 20143 months ago in Personal More Like This
Image by MukilteoCasualtie
Artists Spotlight Part IVMEMORY: Artists Spotlight Part IV: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madbaumer37/memory-0/posts/410710Artists Spotlight Part IV2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Contest: What it's LikeContest themeNew Contest: What it's Like1 day ago in Personal More Like This
Hey, mental-health members!! Are you ready for a new contest? (Say yes or nod your head vigorously!!)
The theme of this contest is: What it's Like.
In other words, you should show or describe what it's like to live with a mental illness or to love or care for someone with mental illness. You can do this, for example, by personifying or anthropomorphizing mental illness or by depicting its impact. But, you don't have to do it that way. We want to know what this experience is like for you. How would you describe or represent it?
The parameters of this contest are as follows:
The contest begins on January 27th and ends on March 9th (6 weeks).You can use any kind of medium you choose (or feel free to use mixed media). That means writing is just as acceptable as drawing. For simplicity, there will only be one category this time, rather than one for literature and one for visual art.For
notablemy graphic novel Postland is on the notable list for Best American Comics 2013.notable1 year ago in Personal More Like This
thanks for the nod, Matt and Jessica: http://dw-wp.com/2013/10/notables-2013/?fb_sourceubv1
Feature Journal (Gotten from tLRoH)1. For each of the 30 first people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!Feature Journal (Gotten from tLRoH)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
2. If you answer,you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place.
The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
Ennie for Achtung!CthulhuIts a silver award for the Acthung!Cthulhu Keepers Guide Cover art I did for MODIPHIUS.Ennie for Achtung!Cthulhu6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Teammate Lynne Hardy also won silver for best writing for keepers guide and was there
at the Indianapolis GenCon to collect the prizes. Congrats Lynne!
Kudos to the whole crew at modiphius and big thanks to fans for the support
For more info on the ActhungCthulhu series check our kickstarter project:
Fav feature #35 pt1I went through my favourites today (you got to do something when it get tough to breathe) and came to the conclusion that 144 favourites of mine since #34 have less than 50 favourites and that excludes a rare few like pieces from dA:s t-shirt contest and gemgoode's quotes that has a mini feature below.Fav feature #35 pt13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's crazy really that I have so much favourites since december considering I've barely been here since I got my heart broken in february. I must say it was a bit tough to go through some of the art though since it reminded me... but nonetheless it's amazing art and you should definitely take a look!
Time freezes now so no matter if they will get above 50 they will be in the coming features, this is part 1 of 5.
FAV FEATURE #35 pt 1
Theme: My own favs with less than 50 favs
peachy. by leylatmz