Art contest?Art contest!Art contest?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A mini one, anyways. My first one!
What does the winner get?
More specifically: A hand-written letter (with doodles of course) from me, in a "Flutterwind" card. Why? Because snail mail is awesome, and no one gets letters anymore.
Only one winner. This is a mini contest after all.
Judges: Myself, two of my friends (both fine artists), and my special somepony (for the non-artist opinion).
In a traditional medium: Draw your favorite pony enjoying nature.
Bonus points if you actually go outside to draw it.
Traditional mediums only! Graphite, pen, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, oils... whatever you feel most comfortable in. It can be a sketch, drawing, painting. No limit to the number of submissions you can make. Digital entries will not be accepted.
Post a link to your artwork in the comments be
The Real Problem with "Twilight"Once a year, :iconNeoyi: and I get together to plot world domination and, inevitably, something shiny distracts us. Such is life. Our traditions include watching the latest "Twilight" movie and riffing on it mercilessly. Stunningly, the films haven't been as terrible as they might be. Oh, the story is bad and the characters are terrible, but the films are well made. It's very sad how much effort has been put into adapting such awful novels. Why couldn't this power have been used for good?The Real Problem with "Twilight"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1" is only part one of two because "Harry Potter" did it and the studio doesn't want to lose this cash cow a moment sooner than necessary. It is the most tedious thus far of the "Twilight" films. It drags and drags and drags except for the moments when it's awkwardly hilarious. Say what you want about the other three, but they were kind of entertaining. I remember a kick ass fight scene at the end of "New Moon" and sometimes I get the masochistic impulse to
So, Bulkhead Committed Murder and Got AwayWhat time is it? Time for another rant about "Transformers: Prime"!So, Bulkhead Committed Murder and Got Away3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This weekend the Hub aired "Armada", an episode in which Starscream decides to attack the problem of Megatron's continued existence with an army of clones. "Animated" already did this, but I'm not going to hold it against "Prime" because it makes a lot of sense. Really, it feels completely logical and in character to me if "Animated" has now kick started what will eventually become a time-honored tradition of Starscream cloning himself.
I would like to report that there was then a big Starscream-on-Starscream orgy, except it didn't happen. At least, it didn't happen on camera. It probably did happen off-camera because, after all, this is Starscream.
And then Bulkhead committed murder.
Let me back up and explain. Bulkhead finds himself on the Nemesis, an occurrence turns out to be far less interesting than anyone would have expected. He bumps into one of the Starscream clones, who he believes is Starscream- not a
Critique Personality TypesI thought I'd type up something on the type of people you're likely to meet in critique groups and how to handle them. For those wondering, I am a Pit Bull Trooper.Critique Personality Types4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to add other types; I don't think I got them all.
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The Toxic Snark
Most likely to be: Parents, self-described elitists, jerks in general
"When are you going to write for real? Why are you wasting your time writing this junk?"
Attributes: This person is inclined to hate your stuff. Without fail. They don't read what you write, or they read "real" literature. And your work is so far below what they like, you're obviously in desperate need of their opinion and correction, which is largely that you should abandon what you're working on and start writing their idea of a story. They hate mainstream, or hate a genre
ArchiveThis journal is merely to serve as an archive to the many shit I review/analysis/rant about. Nothing more. So any one who likes reading my shit, but can't bother to scroll through the journal links, they're all here. Some of these links go to the same page because I sometimes do multiple reviews under one entry.Archive3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will put this specific journal link at the bottom of future journals. Also included are my Toonzone reviews, Tumblr ramblings, and any other outside stuff I've done beyond DA. Please tell me if any of the links aren't working for whatever reason.
SPOILER WARNING: A lot of these reviews will spoil, so click with caution.
DEVIANTART JOURNAL ARTICLES/REVIEWS
All the reviews I did in DeviantART. All shows listed in alphabetical order.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME (MOSTLY COMPLETE)
TF PRIME: SEASON ONE (INCOMPLETE: At
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
References of TFPNOTICE: If Photobucket decides to die on us, I don't think I can do muchReferences of TFP3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW: Ultra Magnus (17 screenshots, not many since there was WAY TOO MUCH MOTION BLUR EVERYWHERE!)
I know Prime characters are difficult to draw due to their massive amount of details ect. ect. and Youtube quality is more or less very pixelated depending on who has uploaded episodes. So here's a bunch of screenshots for you to use as references. Only thing I ask is that don't share links directly to the images on photobucket, share this journal entry instead
HAVE FUN EXPLORING!
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
TF Prime: Consequence and the Status Quo......Or Why the Decepticons Are the Most Interesting CharactersTF Prime: Consequence and the Status Quo...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This has become a common cry among my friends and I watching "Transformers: Prime": there are no consequences, at least to Autobots. However upon reflection, I've realized that is not quite the case. Occasionally, an Autobot will suffer consequences- but only when doing so upholds the status quo.
It's only fair for me to disclose that I do not watch episodes of "Transformers: Prime" more than once. There may be details and facts I overlook. I still feel that I can speak to this because I am touching upon general plot points and themes, but I welcome anyone's corrections and incorporate them into this entry as necessary. Also, I am speaking first of the Autobots. The Decepticons are a different matter and I will discuss them at the end.
Consequences in the Backstory
We do know that the Autobots have suffered losses and setbacks, but only in their backstories. Arcee lost several partners- in her past. Bumblebee l
My Little Pony: Unintentionally Racist?There is a problem in Animationland. It's a problem it shares with live-action television, movies, and video games: the prevalent of the white, male hero. For the purpose of this discussion, I'm focusing on the "white" part- how girls are neglected in the medium is another discussion and this is (ironically) about a "girl's" show, so maybe things are starting to improve (but there's still a ways to go). Ethnicity is touchy- the problem isn't that the hero of your favorite show is probably Caucasian. There should be Caucasian heroes. But there should also be African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American heroes well in the mix. There are some, definitely. Static Shock, Justice League's Green Lantern, Jake Long, Generator Rex- and, hey, Zac Saturday has a Caucasian mother and African-American father. (Okay, where's the Native American, I can't find him- why is it always him?). But by and large, they are Caucasian. And take the case of "Generator Rex". In Season One, it wasn't entirelMy Little Pony: Unintentionally Racist?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Commissions Open: Slots TakenALRIGHT! So several of you have been asking me about when my commissions are open and whether or not I accept them. Welp. Here you go. I am now accepting commissions! 8DCommissions Open: Slots Taken8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So let's get down to the info you guys need to know about these commissions. The most important thing here is please READ THE INFO BELOW. Do not ask for a slot before reading, and please do not ask a question before reading. Odds are, I've already addressed the quest you may have had:
-They will be MLP oriented only. As in the creatures from the MLP:FiM show are welcome. This includes ponies, dragons, minotaurs, seaponies, ect.
-If you are not able to pay for a commission, please DO NOT ask for a slot. I don't accept requests.
-No, there is no waiting list or reserving slots. Sorry you guys. :C
-DO NOT ask for a slot and simply sit on it without tell me what you want. It's basically hogging a slot, and I will not allow it.
-I AM NOT DOING ANTHRO PONIES, NOR HiE. So please don't ask.
-I do not accept commissions that in
UPDATE - THANK YOU!***UPDATE*** The auction is complete and the sketches raised over $18,000 for the Adams family!!! I am humbled and inspired by your generosity. Go Bronies!!!!!UPDATE - THANK YOU!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
***UPDATE*** check out the auction here!
This Thursday, April 5, Bento Box will be hosting a silent art auction at the Animation Guild in Burbank CA to benefit storyboard artist Joey Adams and his family. I do not yet have the pleasure of knowing Joey, but the Los Angeles animation community is really rallying around him and his family's current crisis trying to save the life of one of their little boys--- only a couple years after tragically losing their 16-month-old daughter to a similar condition. (You can read about Joey's story
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
Wurr - the first five years27th of June 2007 the first page of Wurr was uploaded online. Today, five years later, what had originally been planned as a mere three page short story with the option of branching out aimlessly has turned into an actual story with a driving plot with 147 pages already existing and two books even printed (English version is under working). Half a decade already. Wow.Wurr - the first five years3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy half-decade birthday, comic!
Man, it's been a long way. And even more still lies ahead, let's see if I can wrap it up before hitting the full decade mark.
Since it's kind of a special occasion, I thought it might be fun to look back to how it became what it is today.
I had wanted to make a comic of my own for something like ten years before Wurr even started, and I had had several started projects in the likes of "this is the greatest idea I've ever had in my life! I must make a comic right now", none of which ever got past their third page. It's funny, before Wurr I always advertised and talked about my comics and
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
Dear Princess Celestia,Yes, I actually have to place trigger warnings in a journal about My Little Pony. Go figure. But this is really ridiculous, and it doesn't take "Social Justice", nor "real life" activism, to label this as wrong.Dear Princess Celestia,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today my fandom taught me that if a 17-year-old survivor voices their discomfort over pony artists making rape "sexy", it is a largely acceptable response to harass them to silence using rape memes and very graphic art of their OC being brutally raped. It is also widely acceptable to file it away as teh "feminazis" and teh "SJWs".
Actually, no. Today I learned that there is a percentage of my fandom that are steaming piles of cowardly anonymous shit. I will now recap what my fiance had to say about the Down With Molestia backlash on his journal http://onewonderfulbug.tumblr.com/post/59434148890/you-know-something-that-gets-me-every-time-i-see :
"You know, something that gets me every time I see it: the feminist bashing within the MLP fandom, particularly the splendid gents t
MLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with MinkyMy Little Pony Plushie StyleMLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with Minky3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What: Minky is a polyester, microfiber fabric that is extremely soft. It is often used in baby blankets and quilts, but also seems to be the fabric of choice for many plushie makers.
(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!)
These tools can help make your experience working with minky much easier...
Rotary Cutter: http://www.beverlys.com/olfa-rotary-cutter-28mm.html You can use this to cut the minky directly around your pattern pieces on a flat surface, instead of trying to pin the pattern and hold up the fabric while cutting with scissors. The smaller the blade size, the better, because they go around tight curves easier.
Walking Foot: These sewing machine accessories are very useful. When sewing, because minky is slippery, the fabric may slide around a bit and get off track, making your plushie (or whatever you're making) not as accu
May's Giveaway [closed]It's the beginning of the month, which means a new giveaway! This is one of my biggest yet so you don't want to miss it. All you need to do to enter is add this journal to your favourites!May's Giveaway [closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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