I'm changing my name.That's right. I'm changing my DA name.I'm changing my name.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.......
That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.
I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.
There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.
Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they'
Skyrim Mod List -Updated with LINKS-So last time I wrote about Skyrim Mods, I asked for people’s suggestions on what mods to use. I thought it might be fun to list a bunch of the mods I have and provide links to where you can download them all. I’m fairly certain that all the mods I have listed here are also available on Steam if that happens to be your method of playing Skyrim.Skyrim Mod List -Updated with LINKS-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Guard Dialogue Overhaul http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/23390/?
Updates the Guard dialogue to be much more diverse and has them comment more specifically on your accomplishments in the game rather than repeating the same dialogue over and over again.
Flyable Broomsticks http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/19069
Adds a crafting recipe and a levitation spell that makes brooms flyable. Be a witch!
Adds footprints for when you run in snow or ash. Makes animals and dragons leave prints as well. Good for hunter immersion.
The secret is out!!It is with great pleasure (and relief) that I'm allowed to announce a secret I've been sitting on for the last 2 months!The secret is out!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm doing Cover # 3 for the official Adventure Time comics! Words can't describe how excited and flattered I am to have this opportunity! When I was first offered the job, I had to take a break from my desk to DANCE. Working on official comics for one of my favorite cartoons has always been a dream of mine. I'm thrilled to be working alongside with webcomic royalty like Ryan North and Emily Carrol, and the other amazingly talented creators on board. <3
Here's a little teaser! I'm told the final colors for this cover may be tweaked slightly in the final. Shannon Watters (editor of Boom! comics) requested a more girl-centric cover, so as you can guess I really had a field day with it.
I may be doing more work for the comics in the future, but I'm not sure I can comment on that just yet. Stay tuned, an
Favorite PoniesI been asked this a couple times. My most favorite is Rainbow DashFavorite Ponies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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In Response to a Post...Cross-posting from Tumblr since this is more relevant to my dA. The following post is in response to the following confession on tumblr:In Response to a Post...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT saying the person who wrote this is WRONG. Just surprised because I have a bias and don't always see how another person interprets my actions on the internet. Please DO NOT harrass the OP for this confession. I doubt the people who already disliked me and saw just the confession will change their mind over my thoughts but might as well post it here as an FYI of sorts.
When I post art, I always expect crit. Even though I don't formally request it, I do assume some people to come by and evaluate my stuff because they feel like they can communicate with an artist with something helpful. And even though I get a ton of comments daily and might not reply to all of them, I do try to at least read through most. Save for the occasional friendly
more SBFFFrom this week's TV Guide:more SBFF3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
The AvengersYou know that giddy, gleeful feeling that renders you incapable of doing little more than giggle like a lunatic?The Avengers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I pretty much had that from start to finish during the Avengers film (Which was released on Fair Blighty's shores as "Avengers Assemble" thanks to the past efforts of Steed and Peel).
There have only been a handful of movies that invoked that kind of response in me: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Abram's Star Trek, Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and the first Iron Man film are those which immediately spring to mind.
Indeed; Avengers is THE best Marvel movie since Iron Man. Ace cast, brilliant story, hysterical script, a scene that will stab anyone that's followed the films leading up to this point right through the heart and a fair few more surprises.
Chief among them being; how the hell did the Hulk become such a f**king awesome character after so many naff films?
I'm gonna go see this one again!
Elect the Delusional?The good Mr Romney has been saying that "The world wants to see new American leadership".Elect the Delusional?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well....if by "world" he means "Pakistan".....
....and I think that's probably down to Obama giving the greenlight to the operation that saw US Special Forces conduct a cross-border raid into Pakistan which resulted in a very dead Bin Laden. They're still kinda cranky about that.
Posted for no reason other than that it's really, really funny.
Disney closes LucasArtsF**k you, Disney. F**k you.Disney closes LucasArts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are not angered by this news, you're obviously a very young gamer and probably (rightly) see LucasArts as nothing more than a mediocre-Star-Wars-title-discharging-sewer-pipe.
Disney bought LucasFilm because of the Star Wars cash-cow, but the number of classic IPs produced by LucasArts throughout the 90s makes the descision to close it rather than attempt to return to the studio to its glory days pretty staggering.
I actually see way more potential in LucasArts IPs than Star Wars.....but then, so would anyone with even the most stunted of creative minds.
Disney obviously still own all the properties, but the LucasArts brand is gone, and it's the end of an era, even if they start picking at the corpse for ideas to ruin.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Secret of Monkey Island, anyone?
Live Action Toy Story? The newest, coolest viral!Some geniuses have made a 'Live Action Toy Story' and posted it on YouTube.Live Action Toy Story? The newest, coolest viral!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The whole thing.
Shot for shot.
That's some fanaticism!
You can watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G0j_Huv2Fg - it took around 30 people 3 years to create! However, I'm sure it's worth it! Millions of people are tuning in to watch Toy Story be performed by actual toys!
The whole thing is shot for shot accurate. There's accurate sets, characters, action, lighting... dogs. This level of dedication makes the rest of us fans look like disinterested bystanders... And, might I add,they cast most of the toys' characters PERFECTLY!
Interesting fact, Disney's seen it, and given it their blessing! Apparently Disney gave them both permission to distribute it on YouTube, and a free trip to Pixar Animation Studios!
The Derpy Issue Part 4 (final)Alright, so now we get to the crux of the matter. Hasbro has finally made a statement:The Derpy Issue Part 4 (final)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The 'My Little Pony Friendship is Magic' series has always been about acceptance and inclusion, and the series strives to convey that through the playful antics of a diverse cast of characters. Some viewers felt that aspects of the episode 'The Last Roundup' did not stay true to the core message of friendship which is the heart and soul of the series. Hasbro Studios decided to make slight audio alterations to this single episode."
NOW would be the appropriate time to start getting all freaked out over this issue. Personally, I am not going to worry too much. I am disheartened that they've chosen to respond this way, but I am not surprised. Hasbro is a corporation, they have to think of their image. "Derpy" is a debatable term that can either mean "goofy and silly" or "insulting towards disabled people" and frankly I agree that this is not an appropriate word to be used for a kids TV show
HAPPY HEARTS DAYthis journal is not about valentines thoughHAPPY HEARTS DAY4 years ago in Personal More Like This
been a wacky, ultra-busy couple of weeks but who cares about that, what is important is:
1. New pages of DK start up tomorrow morning
2. Look what just showed up and I had to share with you immediately, couldn't even wait to find a proper backdrop/decent lighting
SO HAVE YOU DEMANDED IT
SO SHALL IT BE
Better photos/order info coming VERY soon
(note: that was as high as the graphic could be printed, but it actually works out pretty perfectly since a full shot takes you just beyond the top of the meter. you'll see when I get some photos with some WHISKEY in there)
(note 2: print quality is REALLY nice, my camera is balls and totally does not capture it)
It's not a birthday without RAAAMBLES.Heeeey folks.It's not a birthday without RAAAMBLES.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thanks for all the birthday well-wishing. Veritable.. mountains of well-wishing. Though I'd be just as content postponing my birthday until next year. And then maybe the year after that, and after that..
A year older and a year wiser. Well, the latter is debatable. But definitely a year older! This year has been a wild, satisfying, disappointing, exciting one. It marks my first total year as a freelancer, which has been simultaneously one of the most liberating and terrifying career leaps I've ever made. Thankfully, the studio I've ended up working with for the entire year has been a very welcoming one. The workload can be immense, but outside of being paid, there are few rewards greater than seeing your work animated in a game after toiling on it for hours. Getting to visit Barcelona was another fantastic perk.
I really can't complain at all about work, this year. I've worked with the guys from Wayforward, Vigil, did a bit of here-and-there for my old stu
MinecraftI just got Minecraft and holy hell is it addictive. I've played around with the iPhone app before (building stuff with infinite blocks with no enemies to fear), but I wasn't prepared for how addictive the full version of the game actually is.Minecraft3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To my credit, I had a little help before starting the game by using a seed which spawned me in the middle of a NPC village, thus giving me shelter and resources to survive my first few treacherous nights. But after a few days had passed and I got used to the controls and crafting, I ventured out and built my own little hut and started digging away.
The first few nights were exceptionally scary, even though I was in a nice safe house. But gradually I learned that Creepers are less creepy to me now than they are simply annoying, and I find myself being more creeped out by those ominous Ender Men.
After digging a very inefficient hole near my house and gather up more resources (cobblestone) than I could handle, I decided to venture out and build a bi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaw The Hobbit last night. It was very good... if a bit long. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing all the little details interconnecting The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and all that, but for the average watcher... eh... it kinda dragged. I overheard several people saying they fell asleep during the film, and I noticed more than once a number of people fidgeting and looking at their watches. Still, it's a damn fine movie and It's a shame we have to wait so long for the next two films.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having The Hobbit being written during the beginning of Lord of the Rings is pretty smart. You could effectively watch the 3 Hobbit movies and then immediately move right into the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. Kudos to Jackson for that, it'll be great to marathon run the two trilogies back to back.
This movie was, like the book, much lighter and funnier than The Lord of the Rings and I was surprised at how much from the books they actually kept. They
Here comes the Olympiad!Just a week to go until we embarrass ourselves in front of the world.Here comes the Olympiad!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Millions (Billions?) of Pounds and what do we get? A stadium with (inexplicably) a strange vision of the English countryside in it (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jun/12/london-2012-olympic-opening-ceremony), and a mutant pylon (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/8855623/London-2012-Olympics-UKs-tallest-sculpture-completed-on-Olympic-Park.html) which is not and never will be a monument "as iconic as the Eiffel Tower".
Commedian Marcus Brigstocke described the British attitude toward the Olympics quite well a few years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vJEH9P0hgCw&featurelayer_detailpage#t=373s
Truth be told: I've never been that fussed when it comes to the Olympics, regardless of where in the world it's held. It's just this time I'll be thinking "NO! Who greenlit that? They did WHAT during the opening ceremony? Where's that Boyle bastard? I'm gonna kill him".
...........AND WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT THE
SteamToday I finally got a Steam Account. I know, I know, I'm late to all these things. Part of that is because my old computer wasn't good enough to run a lot of games, and the other part is since I got my Mac I've been rather busy with my comics that I haven't really had time to sit down and play.Steam3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But for whatever it's worth, I did get a Steam Account and have been trying it out. I rather like it, actually, though I am disappointed in the number of Mac compatible games available. At least a bunch of really good games like Portal, Braid, Limbo, and Bit.Trip are here. Steam is what I think all video game consoles will someday morph into... and it's most definitely a step in the right direction. It's got it's kinks that still need ironing out, but it excels in the most important areas such as friendly user interfaces and ease of purchase.
I'm absolutely loving portal. I knew all the references from before (I might not play a lot of games but I do lurk the internetz) and I knew of the basic g
Sherlock vs ElementaryThe concept of taking the world's greatest detective out of his Victorian era setting and dropping him into 21st Century London shouldn't have worked. It should have failed as miserably as I thought it would.Sherlock vs Elementary3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hooooo. Was I proven wrong on that one.
The scant six episodes of Sherlock contain some of the best material the BBC has ever produced and proved that the detective can work his deductive wizardry in any time period.
Which is probably why CBS have gone all Chinese and are ripping it off.
When I heard that there was going to be an "American version" of the show; the eye twitched but didn't bat. This happens, and often HAS to happen. A show must fit with the scheduling, and US series are a lot longer than those on British TV, so things have to be stretched.
THEN I learned that it's NOT a remake of BBC's Sherlock, but a brand new series called "Elementary", which is "radically" different because it's set in New York.
Unsurprisingly, the Beeb are a bit miffed by this.
In this, wholly
DOUBLE K + KICKSTARTER!!!You guys remember that big announcement re: DOUBLE K's future I mentioned a little while back? WELL STRAP IN, after working many many hours on it, IT'S HEREDOUBLE K + KICKSTARTER!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DOUBLE K's easily been the most fun comic I've ever worked on, both in terms of my being proud of the content and in terms of bein' able to make a seriously awesome bunch of folks happy. BUT, I've never been able to give it the time and attention I really wanted to, given the demands of my day job and its erratic, hectic schedule.
You know what, though? SCREW THAT.
I'm gonna go ahead and assume that you folks want what I want, which is to see DOUBLE K barrel non-stop toward its staggeringly explosive conclusion (and believe you me, it is already written and it is an outrageous, not-to-be-missed ending). And I've tried to get that momentum going before, but work always had to come first eventually. Not so anymore. &
Welcome to Comic-Con! We want to sponsor you!Welcome to Comic-Con, your home for all news related to deviantART's involvement in Comic-Con International: San Diego. If you're a comic artist or an appreciator of the comic arts, we invite you to join our group to get the latest updates about this incredible event. But first, we'd like to start off with exciting news!Welcome to Comic-Con! We want to sponsor you!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As part of deviantART’s sponsorship of Artists’ Alley at Comic-Con International: San Diego, we will be providing two scholarships to emerging artists — one web-based comic artist and one traditionally-based comic artist — who will be guests of deviantART at Comic-Con. The chosen artists will spend two days at Comic-Con, where they will be able to cruise the convention floor, attend panels, and be introduced by Comic-Con to prominent artists in the industry, with a chance to pick their brains and gain artistic inspiration right from the source.
The recipients will each receive:
Airfare for a two-day t
Looking For 2D Artists for Real Paid Work (CANADA)Looking for 2D Artists For Paid, Full Time WorkLooking For 2D Artists for Real Paid Work (CANADA)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This post is for Canadians or people with valid Canadian visas ONLY. No exceptions, sorry. Please do not apply if you are not Canadian/Permitted to work in Canada, you will be wasting your own and the studio's time. THIS IS FULL TIME, IN STUDIO WORK, REGISTERED WITH THE GOVERNMENT FOR INSURANCE AND BENEFITS, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN FAKE OR GET AROUND, IT IS NOT ONLINE WORK.
That out of the way, I work as a 2D artist for this really cool studio in Montreal called Hibernum Créations. We're fairly small, but have grown from like 40 people to over 140 people in only a few months. It's a really great job. I work with lots of cool people, they treat you really well and I've had the chance to do a lot of neat things that I had never had the chance to do or try in the games industry. I wanted to give you guys a heads up that the studio is adding to it's talent pool again and are looking f
GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!ROMANTICALLY APOCALYPTIC production is moving to a new warehouse/studio/office next week.GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this sexy warehouse I will be making the comic, filming experimental youtube shorts for RA TV Live action and conducting general madness!
IF YOU LIVE IN TORONTO AREA and would like to be our INTERN / MINION / ACTOR, send me a note!
Due to requests for MOAR video stream tutorials I will be documenting the process of making RA from start to finish in the new warehouse.
Also, I will be teaching on how to become a freelance illustrator, how to work as photographer, and how to become a successful full-time webcomic artist.
Plus there will be lots of various Digital Painting and Photography workshops.
WHAT SHOULD THIS DOCUMENTARY BE CALLED? submit name ideas below!
Next RA LIVESTREAM is now online:
Feel free to register and join on the funtimes.
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...Someone just linked me to this image (even featured my artbook cover in it) this morning and I thought it spoke to what i've dealt with my entire career.TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Try to embrace what makes you different, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
Noah and The Winter Solider DiscussionNoahNoah and The Winter Solider Discussion1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve already mentioned that I enjoyed Noah in a previous journal, but after talking with friends and family and reading reviews online I feel inclined to bring it up again. See, Noah is under a HUGE assault like no other movie in recent years has been. On one side Christians are lambasting it for deviating too much from the sanitized version of Noah’s Ark they’re familiar with and “removing god” from the storyline (I’ll get back to why that’s ridiculous in a minute), while atheists are lambasting it as more of the same “Christianity propaganda” they’ve worked so hard to avoid. The bottom line being that BOTH sides are refusing to see the movie due to their ideological beliefs.
And that’s just sad.
Noah is not a perfect film, but it’s still one that I think everyone should watch, both religious and non. Noah is, at it’s core, an interpretation of the classic story by an amazing film mak