death vigildue to unforseen technological and health problems death vigil 7 has been late... as you may have noticed.death vigil10 months ago in Personal More Like This
issue will be finished tomorrow
but that will mean about 30 more days till it hits the stores... i can't have that.
so tomorrow... i will put the future of my comic in your hands
i will post it online.
sales have been steadily dropping so ... i guess it can't get much worse. and i don't want my readers and fans who supported the book to
have to wait any more. book will be printed and published. and if you want to buy and support it still, i will appreciate it of course.
but i refuse to let everyone wait for 30 more days.
zhanx everyonewow, allmost 2 mil views ...this random pile of crap got big fast XD... so as a bit of a thankyou for the support, have fun i uploaded both chapters that are finished so far as pdfs. enjoy, im off to finish the new onezhanx everyone3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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.
Free ART -Art raffle -closed-Free ART -Art raffle -closed-4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So point commissions ain't working. Sooooo~gonna try something a bit different. An art raffle!!
This is my first try at one so it's gonna be sketches something i can easily and quickly do. I'll use a random number generator to pink the number ^^ The number of people i pick count on the number of people that enter ^^
=All you gotta do is=
Comment with a reff picture of your character
+Fav the journal to spread word~
I'll give you a number, remember it~ or save comment.
(Not that it counts it'd be nice if you check my gallery out too )
...thats it ;o
Deadline is Monday May 14
Comment with a reff image of your character, no description only reffs please.
One comment per a person
One character per a person
Please don't leave any other comments like "I would but----" just comment with reff please ^^
Almost all character
Devious Journal EntryUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Devious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
STAMP RAFFLE! CLOSED!!!Ok, I do feel like doing one of these so:STAMP RAFFLE! CLOSED!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you win this raffle, you can win a stamp made by *le me* and I'll make a stamp of your choice, but please, if you win, please don't make it too complex, I'm using MS Paint to make them after all
To be entered in this contest you must:
1: Fave this journal
2: Comment with a link of a poll or journal promoting this AND your number of preference
3: Wait until all 25 slots are filled (though I might make a deadline)
So, enjoy and good luck :3
3 WINNERS WILL BE MADE, GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
***THE LOST KIDS ART CONTEST HAS BEGUN!***LOST KIDS ART CONTEST BEGINS NOW!***THE LOST KIDS ART CONTEST HAS BEGUN!***4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw a Lost Kids Cover!
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150
[w00t!] 3rd Place: $100 [w00t!]
[Hi!] But wait! That is not all! [Hi!]
All Top Three Winners will have their work as Covers/Variant Covers for the Lost Kids comic books to be published late 2012!
It should also be noted that all three winners will also receive a copy of the comic book their cover will be featured on, just thought I would put this out there
[Bullet; Red] Easy! Draw one or more characters from the Lost Kids universe in any way you imagine (i.e. sketch card, pin-up, B/W, CGI, Digital or Traditional Art, etc)
[Bullet; Red] Artwork must be 11x17in in size and with at least 300dpi
[Bullet; Red] Your layout must leave room for the Lost Kids logo but do not include it in your art.
[Bullet; Red] Check out our website for more information about all the characters and feel
My thoughts on portable gaming and the PS Vita.[ReadMe: Alright guys, get ready for this wall of text rant tonight. (Note: this is NOT a review of the Vita. You can get that from any major game review network.) This is just a rant I had to rant about because I'm a nerd, and it's fully opinionated, despite I talking like what I'm saying is pseudo-factual. Your agreement with me may vary, though this is pretty inconsequential stuff.]My thoughts on portable gaming and the PS Vita.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So lately I've been hearing a lot of people eager to look at their watch and pronounce the precise time that portable gaming has passed. I don't have any crazy statistical facts or deep market research on the matter, but I don't entirely think portable gaming on dedicated devices such as the 3DS and Vita is in decline like headlines constantly make it seem -- it's likely still growing (or at the very least remaining rather level.) It's just that compared to NON-dedicated-device gaming such as on smartphones and tablets, the dedicated market is beginning to pale in comparison. (I could be wrong about this
Enjoy (not) being a professional artistWrote a blog post on the benefits of not being a professional artist. Try to enjoy the freedom you have before you go pro: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/savor-the-freedom/Enjoy (not) being a professional artist4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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
Better than ever giveawayThis may very well be one of largest giveaways I've ever held.Better than ever giveaway4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time you have more choices to choose from.
What I'm giving away-
Free Story Requests, Can do-
My little pony
Free membership on one of my 3 clubs,
Vampirefans4ever (it used to be mine till I gave it to a friend)-
Free Songs written by me,
They may take awhile.
Free Points (But they will have to wait awhile cuz I don't have any)
Free Dragon OC
Just say how many you want and I'll surprise you with what I make.
Star Trek Character, Ship, Planet or Story ideas
Naruto , Spyro, Zelda, Mario or my little pony character, world, story or
Disaster story ideas
So you pretty much have more
Small Group Raffle! Along with my Anthro contest!So I was allowed to become a contributer! So I will contribute with the group raffle! This is my first time holding something like this so I'm gonna need a little bit of help for the honorable group leader.Small Group Raffle! Along with my Anthro contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rules: (More rules might be put I'm still new to this type of raffle!)
You MUST watch this Group or at least be a member!
You must fave this journal!
For an extra number spread the word and post a link when you've finished!
You must comment! A lot of people aren't members. =A= Why won't you just join? Not that hard.
Grand Prize: (Sorry it's so small I'll see if I can add more! c: )
One prize of 100 points!
Four prizes of 25 points!
If you have any question please let me know! ^^
Please join my contest also! It has extremely BIG prizes!
I'm holding a contest with big prize points!
All you have to do is draw an ANTHRO!
The winner could win up to 1000 points! >.<
Dark Shadows Semi-FinalistsAnnouncing the 10 Semi-Finalists delivered to Tim Burton for his final judgment!Dark Shadows Semi-Finalists4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Our staff judges pored through thousands of portraits featuring Barnabas, a dashing vampire played by Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s latest film, Dark Shadows. It wasn’t easy but we finally narrowed it down to these special 10 Semi-Finalists for the Dark Shadows Barnabas Portrait Project!
In addition to cash awards, points, backpacks and devWEAR, the Grand-Winner as well as Second and Third place winners will be made into framed prints and presented to Tim Burton as a gift from the deviantART community. The remaining 7 Semi-Finalists will get a dA Digital Backpack, Dark Shadows merchandise, deviantART Points and a One Year Premium Membership to deviantART!
The one and only Tim Burton will now select the final three winners!
Hero Code issue 2/Department O issue one pre-orderMonkey Pipe Studios has two books now available for pre-order.Hero Code issue 2/Department O issue one pre-order3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Hero Code issue 2 - By Jamie Gambell, David Brame, Heather Breckel and Jim Campbell. (All Ages).
Something terrible is pushing it's way into our reality. The only thing standing in it's way, are a group of newly activated heroes with no training whatsoever!
Set 10 years before issue one's events, join us for this stand-alone story, featuring art by David Brame.
Department O issue 1 - by Jamie Gambell, Andrew MacLean and Heather Breckel. (Contains Strong Language).
Severely depleted by a mission gone wrong, the mysterious Department O find themselves sequestered for a diplomatic mission, with a twist!
Join us in this first issue of an ongoing mystery horror series, featuring art by Andrew MacLean.
Both books are available for pre-order at the store throughout September with an early bird discount.
The store can be found here - http://www.monkeypipestudios.storenvy.com/
Books will ship in October.
Please help spread the w
The Barnabas Portrait Project Winners AnnouncementHand-selected and judged by the one and only Tim Burton, the winners of the Dark Shadows Barnabas Portrait Project, have been announced! Check out the article to see which three deviants impressed and who is walking away with the grand prize!The Barnabas Portrait Project Winners Announcement4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Is Reference Bad?I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."Is Reference Bad?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
Free Requests! CLOSEDI'm gonna do some requests...I'm procrastinating on my commissionFree Requests! CLOSED4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry but it's just gonna be 5 since I have exams coming up soon, can't have a bunch of pictures to draw
But anyways, I can do pretty much any animal or mythological creature, just no people!
I'll pick which pictures I want to do, nothing overly complex please
Just name something or give a link to an OC or whatever
1. Macaron-Princess with http://angelthefox14.deviantart.com/art/Another-Dragon-300055524
2. floatcoral with a chikorita
3. verlak with a bear
4. Chey4ever with her cat Little Bit http://chey4ever.deviantart.com/art/Little-Bit-286597738
5. Ruby-Cay with her fursona http://fav.me/d4ydfi7
And a special one for Fillyfalls of whatever she wants...whatever that may be...
Ramen Girl Digital InksA new video of me digitally inking a piece. Octopus Ramen optional.Ramen Girl Digital Inks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A thought 01The biggest mistake I see in storytelling and branding is the lack of restraint. Sometimes less is more. The speed that you release information to the consumer of the content is your meta tool. All other techniques and ideas flow through it. Best to make the comings and goings of that information your primary concern.A thought 012 years ago in Personal More Like This
Digital Sketching BeastmanA video of me digitally drawing Beastman from MOTU: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymUtyAw8L9wDigital Sketching Beastman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update About My CANCERA big Thanx to everyone for your support and prayers and all your kind words. I just wanted to give everyone a quick update, I'm basically fully healed from the operations where they removed the tumor from my left hip and my lower back.Update About My CANCER4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've just been busy talking to the Docs and I also recieved a new scan this week. They wanted to see how I've healed and check for any new growths. The good news is that I'm clear and the spots they operated look good overall. They did say that I have two spots on my liver that they will be watching, there not sure what they are yet, but my scans down the road will help determine that if they do start going, but they could just end up being tissue on the liver.
I also finally found out about the chemo. I had been waiting on that news. It's been approved and I should start it next week. The good news it won't be as long as the last dose I recieved, which was 5 days a week and 6hrs a day. Which is good news. Since I'm taking the chemo to preven
KONY 2012i have no words left,just share it if you care,cheers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5SqcKONY 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creator owned vs corporate comicsThe last few days have made for depressing reading in comic-land.Creator owned vs corporate comics4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If not the very anti-creator sentiments fueled by the DC announcement of Before Watchmen, it is the news of suing - back and forth, creator vs creator, company vs creator.
One story in particular caused some upset. Gary Friedrich, the creator of the character Ghost Rider (created under hire for Marvel comics) was ordered to pay $17,000 to Marvel in a counter claim. He was trying to get some of the profit from Marvel for use of his character over the years, and from the character's use in movies. They want the money he raised selling prints at conventions of the character.
This implication for any artist attending conventions is pretty scary. A lot of artists make their livings from convention appearances, and from selling original art and prints at those conventions.
Why corporations seem so intent on killing the drive of the creative people who make the product which makes them so much money is beyond me.
With this in m
Inkpulp Audio 26: Jason Latour, Part 1Ah, summer. When you have children, summer break becomes a giant puzzle. Life becomes Tetris. The giant brick of “i need a ride to my friends house” is dropping fast while you’re trying to place the “We both have to work today, what are we going to do with the children” block. Oh! OH! Watch out for the dreaded “Stay home with the kids and watch the deadline approach” brick, that one is IMPOSSIBLE to place. Ah. Life is a video game… if only i could hit pause. This episode is the first part of my conversation with Jason Latour Jason and i go WAY back. We’ve spent a lot of time in the trenches together, trying to make sense of this business and our careers. Im not sure we’ve made any sense of it, but we’ve found some peace and happiness.Inkpulp Audio 26: Jason Latour, Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
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