more SBFFFrom this week's TV Guide:
Saturday mornings are super again. Harkening back to the glory days the 1970s and '80s when kids got their weekends going with Super Friends and School House Rock, Cartoon Network is launching DC Nation, a programming block that showcases the heroes of the DC Comics library. Anchoring the hour will be the CGI show Green Lantern: The Animated Series (10am/9c) and the continuation of the first season of Young Justice (10:30am/9:30c). Scattered Throughout the hour are animated shorts and interstitials with news and vignettes from around the DC universe.
Though some of the shorts feature big names like Superman and Batman, many will put the spotlight on "characters we've always wanted to see animated, but that might not be able to support a whole series," says Peter Giardi, senior vice president at Warner Bros. Animation, which is coordinating the block. Among the second-tier characters featured are Black Lightenin
other stuff I doFINALLY! It's been a long time, but for those wondering what I've been doing all these months that I haven't been posting any new art, I have something to share.other stuff I do3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is art (posted at BleedingCool.com) of Supergirl from my upcoming shorts "Super Best Friends Forever!!" scheduled to air for DC Nation on Cartoon Network.
I'll be sharing more very soon!
interview with LA WeeklyI am extremely honored to have been interviewed for LA Weekly, and included in their People 2012 issue "People 2012" with the likes of Liz Meriwether and Carrie Fisher and many other fascinating Los Angel-ites. The interview was fun to do, and I'm relieved the photo turned out so nicely.interview with LA Weekly3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Favorite quote: "Think of the girls," she told herself as she worked on the show. "They need to believe that the stuff they like isn't stupid."
Take a read and enjoy!
Season Wrap UpWell, season 2 has finally come to a close, and I'm sitting here and looking back on it all, with a few thoughts I want to share.Season Wrap Up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just want to say thank you (again) to everyone that watched and enjoyed the MLP season finale this weekend. There were lots of hard nights and long hours from all of us on the DHX crew to make it the best would possibly could. Of course, there are things that are always going to be imperfect, but overall from what I gather, it seemed well-received.
I was also shocked at how many people recognized my OC pony that made a small cameo in this weekend's episode. As a blanket response to a lot of the same questions I've been getting all weekend: No, I did not voice her and I'm unsure as to who did. I would assume just one of the regular VA's. She was put in kind of last minute. The artist who drew her in the storyboard, made her look like my pony (just a coincidence), and after seeing i
Quickie update-- thanks and apologiesHey all---- I thought I'd come up for air for a few seconds to give a quick update.Quickie update-- thanks and apologies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been seeing lots of comments asking about why I don't answer messages or post more art. I want to offer my apologies. I just get so, so many notes, and my work is especially demanding these days. To top it all off, the last 6 months have been kind of rough for me personally and the combination of all these elements just means I don't have the time to answer.
Still, I want to thank every one for the constant supply of kind words, inspiring stories and compliments. I do get to read most of your notes (I think--- I hope!!) and the vast majority are so thoughtful. And with the kind of year I've had, it really lifts my spirits.
I'm hoping that by the end of the year, maybe during Thanksgiving or Christmas break, I'll be able to put together an FAQ. Lots of people ask for advice on how to get into animation, and I plan on answering that on
Damn It.That's it, I've decided. I don't understand why, or when or how...but for some reason over the last little while, DJ Pon-3 has become my new favorite background pony.Damn It.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ooonts ooonts ooonts.
That is all.
Also, I feel the need to exclaim that Pilsbury Toaster Strudels are NOT better than PopTarts. I don't know who they're trying to kid in these ads, but they ain't foolin' me.
Your art is worth more than you think.It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a good fortune must be in want of art.Your art is worth more than you think.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you've ever taken a look at the job-offers part of any forum or site, you'll notice two tendencies that occur online. The first is that a lot of people look for art, some for the cheapest possible price at the best possible quality. The other is that a lot of people are willing to low-ball even more than the initial offer simply to snag the job.
Because if they don't offer cheaper art than the rest, they wouldn't be getting the job, or so the line of thought most likely goes.
You see people selling full-body, detailed renderings for $10, or people who sell pixel art for 50 points. But why?
A reminder should be sent out telling people that their art is worth so much more than they think. And this is why I can highly advise these journals if you plan to price and sell your art.
Wow....That was the Season 2 Finale. Some much bits to digest. SO MUCH FANART TO DO for the coming days! MY GOODNESS! MY GOODNESS!!!! Yes... some time to digest....Wow....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone at Studio B, Daniel Ingram, the VAs, Hasbro, writers for a great seaon!
A Quick Note on Fan ArtHey everypony!A Quick Note on Fan Art3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Lately I've been getting some fan art of my OC Pony Wild Fire, and I must say I love it all, and they are all so amazing! However, I also find that a lot of the time, the people who do all this great artwork never let me know about it personally. I'm not sure why this is, I sure hope it's not because people might think I'll get mad about it - quite the opposite, really. I tend to stumble on drawings and fan art on the internet and sometimes those images don't give credit back to the artist at hand, which doesn't allow me to say thank you personally.
What I'm trying to say is this; if you DO fan art of my stuff, please let me know! Link it to me, show it to me...if you don't, there's a good chance I may never ever see it. I have a folder on my desktop just for that sort of thing. I technically don't own Wild Fire anymore (don't think I ever did, really!), so there's no need to ask permissi
Rumour controlEver since shortly after BroNYCon January, ugly rumours about me, and about the con, have circulated over and over throughout the Internet. (They have been accompanied by frequent LGBT-bashing attacks and bigotry.) This isn't a coincidence or the random work of disinterested trolls. It is a deliberate and prolonged smear campaign.Rumour control3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shortly after BroNYCon January, five staffers made a power grab, attempting to obtain financial and logistical control over the con. I did not let them seize control. They walked; only two returned even temporarily to the staff. These now ex-staffers have been leaking documents and spreading lies and distortions about me, and about BronyCon, ever since. Their aim was to destroy my reputation and that of the con.
When I was on the staff myself, I wasn't allowed to react to any of this. I was under tremendous pressure from the staff to ignore these rumours. But the people spreading them are very persistent. It's late March, and the rumours are still swirling. A
The International Cheetah Day Challenge!The International Cheetah Day Challenge!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
International Cheetah Day is here!!!
Using Art to Save a Species!
Welcome to the International Cheetah Day Challenge! What is this challenge, you ask? Well...
The International Cheetah Day Challenge (ICDC) is the day when you, supporters of saving the endangered cheet
Devious Journal Entry...have some gifs of my rabbit Jack.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DC Nation starts 2morrow- plus watch me on the webDC Nation begins tomorrow morning at 10 am on Cartoon Network! I really encourage everyone to check out ALL the DC Nation shorts. This program from Warner Bros. and DC offered a really great opportunity for artists, giving creators unprecedented freedom to do their own take on these classic characters. It's a refreshing creative agenda and one that really deserves support.DC Nation starts 2morrow- plus watch me on the web3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And you can see me talking about about it here. I suggest watching both videos, but in case you're short on time, I'm in the second one---- click the bottom thumbnail on the right.
Also, you can read even more about SBFF at io9.com.
Monster Artist JobMadefire and the good guys at Realm-of-Fantasy are offering an opportunity to get paid work alongside some of the greatest names in the imaginative arts industry - Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Bolland, Mike Carey, and more.Monster Artist Job3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Madefire (www.madefire.com) are looking for a horror illustrator for a story that will go live on our 5 star rated app at Hallowe'en. The creature in the story is a Metawhal Alpha (as seen here - http://liamsharp.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=120#/d1je15a)
Please DON'T send me direct messages on DA. Simply post a link to your work below, and immediately go and check out our website and/or app to get a feel for what we're creating. You can also contact us at: email@example.com
We won't be replying to everybody so would appreciate it if you didn't chase us up. If you're the lucky chosen artist WE'LL be contacting YOU. However, even if we don't contact you this time it doesn't mean we don't love your work, and you may well find yourself being contacted fo
Chuck Jones Quotes on Characters"If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings."Chuck Jones Quotes on Characters2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"As you become acquainted with a character you are creating, you add parts of yourself that are pertinent to that character."
"Each character represented a trait that resides in me."
"I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation. I let the part of me that is Bugs come to the surface, knowing, with regret, that I can never match his marvelous confidence."
"The whole essence of good drawing—and of good thinking, perhaps—is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be."
~Chuck Jones, director, animator, cartoonist, and cocreator of characters we know today as the Looney Tunes
I got trolled last year about how you should not pour traits of people you know or yourself into your characters. It makes it too personal, they said. It's unprofessional and stupi
Season Two Finale (Geek Rant and Spoilers)Oh my god.Season Two Finale (Geek Rant and Spoilers)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OH my god.
Oh my GOD!!!!!
My stupid irl brony friends who I love dearly haven't watched it yet so I have no one to geek out with, but oh dear god BEST. EPISODE. EVER. Season 2 was amazing! It was so great, even better than the first season, both in animation, story, and music. DHX studio loves us. Now I'm going to rant about the episode because this is my deviantart page and I do what I want.
Beginning spoilers: Queen Chrysalis was awesome, already starting on silly humanized sketches of magical wickedness. I was really hoping the villain was a twisted Trixie or something. It would have been a way more interesting plot twist if the silly little attention whore unicorn became a demonic overpowered witch. But the coolness of a changeling queen is okay. Also, I can't believe I'm actually about to say this but did anyone else see Dash kiss Fluttershy?! O_o Oh, and Colgate talks. And Lyra talks. And Vinyl fucking Scratch, showing up with
How to submit to the right folderThis journal will, hopefully, clear up the number one issue we have with submissions to the incorrect folder.How to submit to the right folder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will try to keep this short, sharp and to the point.
Let us cover our rule for submission: The deviation's category has to match the folder for it to be a correct submission.
What does this mean?
This means that you submit your piece of art to the folder that matches what you have classed that piece of work as when you submitted it to your gallery.
Digital Paintings and Drawings 12:
Digital Art > Paintings & Airbrushing > ...
Digital Art > Drawings > ...
Anthro > Digital Media > ...
3-Dimensional Art 2.0:
Digital Art > 3-Dimentional Art > ...
Digital Art > Mixed Media > ...
Vector and Vexel:
Digital Art > Vector > ...
Digital Art > Vexel > ...
THE DEVIANTWATCHING PROJECT - Part IIIt looks like even though this journal has more favourites and comments than other journals in the website footer, it will not be featured there. That's okay, I guess it's because a lot of people did not like the first one so I'm blocked out. You people keep on rocking!!!THE DEVIANTWATCHING PROJECT - Part II3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You can favourite this to show your support!
Due to how many positive responses I got from the first journal, I decided to make a second one- The other one got pretty huge too XD Here is a link to the first one: http://trampire.deviantart.com/journal/THE-DEVIANTWATCHING-PROJECT-please-no-haters-325065818
PLEASE DON'T ASK TO BE ADDED IF YOU WERE IN THE PREVIOUS JOURNAL XD
THESE PEOPLE SAY THEY DO WATCHBACKS!!
Adoptables, Basics for Adoptables ArtistsTwo Steps to StartAdoptables, Basics for Adoptables Artists3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Create a new account
This is not necessary, per se, but if you have in mind to do more than just one or two sheets of adoptables, it might be a good idea to start a new account. This way you won't spam your watchers' inbox, if they're not interested in adoptables, and you can organize your gallery in a better way.
Be a member of Adoptables Groups
dA is a big community and the sheer amount of new deviations every day makes it hard for your art to be seen. Considering that you just made a new account for your adoptables, you have basically no watchers whatsoever so how can you get the exposure you need to sell your characters? The answer is join Adoptables Groups. By doing this you can do two things, the first is submit your adoptables to their gallery and advertise them, the second is observing the trends, what people like to draw and buy more.
Okay, I officially had enough (it's a rant)1. Fluttermac vs CheeriMac shipping wars:Okay, I officially had enough (it's a rant)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay you know AO2 Right? He's an epic guy.
And you know me right?
We like different pairings. And we don't want to kill eachother in our sleep.
Seriously I had FUCKING ENOUGH OF THESE GODFUCKINDAMN SHIPPING WARS! I AM SERIOSLY SICK! ME AND AO2 ARE FRIENDS AND WE LIKE TWO DIFFERENT PAIRINGS! WHY CAN'T ALL THE OTHER BITCHES DO THE MOTHERFUCKING SAME? I HAVE FUCKING HAD ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT. TO ALL WHO HATE EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS FUCK YOU. SERIOSLY JUST
EDIT: Sorry about the harsh words but I really think that everybody has an opinion and people with different opinions should respect that. I respect your opinion on shippings. Even though I might not like some of them.
This Very Day...Yup! This was the day I uploaded my first pony pic on DA. I just said "I'll just draw her and that's it...." Look how that turned out. I want to say is thanks for all the support, comments (good and bad), attending my livestreams etc. This community is amazing. We had our ups, downs, and total oatmeal! I hope it can last a little longer... As long folks like :iconEgophiliac: and :iconWillDrawForFood1: stick around, I'll be here.This Very Day...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also to mark this annivesary. I did a pic of Dashie.
Then ---> Now
I really appreciate it. Thank you once again.
A much better response from Amy Keating RogersRead it here and then come back if you want to read my take below: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02/amy-keating-rogers-response-to-derpy.html#moreA much better response from Amy Keating Rogers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, now THIS is what I've been wanting to hear! She was very honest, and she is the one who worked on the episode so this is probably the most legit news we've heard by far!
To all you Derpy haters who sent those reports or agree with whoever sent them, Amy said it herself: DERPY WAS NOT MEANT TO TARGET THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED!!! She has a son named Soren (which is where Soarin got his name from by the way) who is mentally handicapped so I highly doubt she meant for that to happen at all. Derpy didn't even come across as 'retarded' to Amy either and Amy got only around 10 negative emails whereas there were around 200 positive ones so I think that explains the majority opinion rather well. So you see, we supportive fans won for the most part! Had it been the ot
Looking back on Season 2Well I've already reviewed the finale, but now I think it's time to give a little recap of the whole season.Looking back on Season 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
It all started in September of course, a rather busy time for me at the start of my semester. Season 2 had been announced some time that earlier spring and come in, I believe it was August, we get news of a new villain called Discord. Rumors and speculation pop up everywhere and everyone gets hyped for the 2-parter season premier. And so it all began on September 17th 2011 with the Return of Harmony...
-We get a wacky new villain, Discord, who turns everyone against each other but they fight the hatred and team up and put him back in his rightful place,
-Twilight goes crazy making bronies all over the world laugh with glee and then Princess Celestia asks that everyone make a letter instead of just Twi,
-Princess Luna FINALLY makes her grand return during Nightmare Night to let everyone know she is good now,
-We finally get to see some
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
Publishing with a Publisher and self-publishingA member of this Group asked me some hint to know something more about self-publishing and, since I think it'a important matter, I'm writing this post.Publishing with a Publisher and self-publishing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Self-publishing companies are a good chance to publish, you can create your own book in a cheap and easy way on Lulu, Amazon's Create Space... I guess many others, just search for Self Publishing on your browser.
I'm a huge supporter of the free market, some beautiful illustrations and stories would never get published through famous Publishers, but I have some questions:
Who check the quality of your stuff?
Who promote your book?
The answer to both question is: YOU.
I think you have to be very well organized to go in the self-publishing market, overwhelmed with low-quality books with grammar errors and bad-quality images.
Usually Create Space and Lulu review your books for free but only to check the format requirements (resolutions of the images, bleeds and such things). The rest is up to you.
Here you can read something about the self