Tools of the TradeHey guys. I figured I'd go ahead and do a FAQ journal entry. Just a basic list of the tools I'm currently using for my marker work. I have a new tutorial for my markers that I'll post when I'm able to share the art I used for the progress shots. Feel free to fire away with any questions and hopefully, this can be a go to guide for basic info on my tools. I'm not going to talk about oil painting materials as I'm still figuring all that out and I doubt an answer I give today will hold up in the future.Tools of the Trade3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok Here goes...
Markers: Prismacolor Cool and French grey markers. I think "Copic" has become another word for "marker" these days, so it's assumed that I'm using Copics for all of my work, but I actually use Prismacolor for all of my figures and detail work and only use Copic markers for backgrounds. I use to use "Warm" greys but I like the sepia look of French more now. I also occasionally use Copic color markers when I'm doing a full color marker piece. Why do I like Prismacolor markers
Batman: The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!Batman: The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
BATMAN FOREVER:The Caped Crusader Rescued By Adam West!
Adam West Batman
Dave Elliott takes a look at the staying power of Batman
The 1960’s were the crucial, pivotal years for the perpetuation of the Batman saga. The 1930’s were the years of creation, when Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson made their contributions to building the character and his enormously influent
Five Night's At Freddy'sCan we all agree that Foxy is best animatronic/jumpscare in the game according to this gif:Five Night's At Freddy's1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
My reaction to Five Nights at FreddysMy reaction to Five Nights at Freddys1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I had to use this gif sorry everyone--
May Hero Challenge: Eric ProctorMay Hero Challenge: Eric Proctor7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wonder Woman RebornWonder Woman Reborn1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Wonder Woman Reborn
Supers V Wonder by JoshJ81
The collective fan community sigh of relief that a female director has been chosen to bring the Amazonian Goddess to life on the big screen has been echoing across the web ever since Monday’s announcement that Michelle McClaren had won that coveted crown. Here at DA HQ, we can’t help but imagine what Joss Whedon might have done with the character.
Pray no one involved in the Catwoman movie gets close to it.
The World Is A StageThe World Is A Stage5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cafe Prag Dresden by Stechyto Infra-red by tarpeia
Street Scene by DouglasHumphries
.h e a t by S-Patriot Escarabajo by JaimeIbarra
Abstraction of a Bird by tholang wood spirits by m-lucia
Bound to Fly by x-pyre12
Collection: The Steampunk MenagerieCollection: The Steampunk Menagerie1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Steampunk Menagerie
The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
Brought to Life: Nintendo CosplayNintendo defined so many of our childhoods. It's a fun thing to see all of the characters we grew up with come to life, with the effort of these fantastic cosplayers.Brought to Life: Nintendo Cosplay2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Skull Kid by IgorTodd
January Hero Challenge: Terryl WhitlatchJanuary Hero Challenge: Terryl Whitlatch11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Human beings have had all kinds of pet animals for thousands of years. But, if you could design your Perfect Pet, what would it look like?
For this Hero Challenge, unleash your imagination, and come up with pets of amazing, beautiful, and even peculiar pedigrees and abilities.
- Terryl Whitlatch
Clive Barker: Return of The Dark MasterClive Barker: Return of The Dark Master1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
His Books of Blood in the 1980s established him as a premier master of the horror narrative, on an equal level or even surpassing Stephen King, who said of him;
I have seen the future of horror, his name is Clive Barker.
Like King, Barker’s works of horror have been adopted and adapted for movies, his stories becoming the basis for the Hellraiser and Candyman series and many more. Beyond his stories being used as source material, Barker has worked as screenwriter, producer, actor and director in the film world.
As with Stephen King, many of
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
Artist Draws Comics of Friends' Facebook Statuses~graynate is a US-based artist who illustrates his friend's Facebook statuses. Nate submitted one of his comics to Reddit last night, and it skyrocketed to the front page with over 5,000 upvotes.Artist Draws Comics of Friends' Facebook Statuses3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An hour after submitting his comic to Reddit, a user requested that he confirm his identity as being the original artist, and challenged him:
"I want to believe OP. But [your account is] 0 days old. So taking today's popular AMA into consideration...draw Adam Savage laughing at a completely shaven Jamie Hyneman."
Nate accepted the drawing challenge, and posted his illustration to Reddit and
Je Suis Charlie HebdoJe Suis Charlie Hebdo11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Je Suis Charlie Hebdo
Je suis Charlie
In Paris, France, 13 people were murdered, and among them 5 cartoon artists.
Murdered for being artists and journalists of a humor and satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo.” The newspaper was under police protection and at least one of the police guards, unarmed, was killed as he begged for mercy lying in the street.
We are at a loss for words. The five art
Leroy Jenkins related pics on Search engineOwo i am gonna show some random pics of Leroy jenkins from others straight from the Search engine.. heheLeroy Jenkins related pics on Search engine1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Megatron Plays World of Warcraft by JakeshepardLeroy Jenkins. by Kresselack1313Leroy Jenkins Poster by Impguy101
Owo ya thats all i can find for now.. k.. kthxbye
'Dreams' by Fitzgerald Scott"Dreams'Dreams' by Fitzgerald Scott5 years ago in Personal More Like This
What are dreams?
Moments etched in time
Swept in strokes on twilight canvases
Vast as the cosmos
Quiet lullabies echoing through the purple dawn
Farthest reaches of imagination, fulfilled
Leaps and bounds
Hidden beauty in unexpected places
Sculptures of perfect imperfections
These are dreams
Sublime journeys beyond the extraordinary
Sad shadows of requiems long ago
Forms and formlessness
Textures that radiate cascading visions and colorful sounds
Dreams that shimmer between wishes and stars
Through infinite possibilities"
3D Printing with Bees3D Printing with Bees1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
How awesome is this? Dewar's (the whiskey brand) created an ad campaign that used bees as a "3D printer" ...or as they called it "3-B printing." They created shells of the sculpture they wanted to create and let 80,000 bees loose inside of it. Over time, the bees created beautiful honeycomb sculptures.
Nice work Dewar's and the agencies behind the campaign, Sid Lee New York and The Ebeling Group!
My Neighbor TotoroMy Neighbor Totoro2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Come out, come out, where ever you are!
My Neighbor Jake by rismo
Dysfunctional Neighbour Totoro by spacecoyote
My Neighbour, Hulk by Samoubica
Totoro with Full Moon by Twinky-Dink
Totoro and Mei by Syntetyc
Totoro playing the ocarina by Syntetyc A moment in Totoro's life by Syntetyc
YotTotGuu by theCHAMBA
Totoro and Mei - Excursion by Syntetyc
Totoro's forest by Syntetyc
Totoro's dream by Syntetyc
Totoro and Catbus by Syntetyc
Cat Bus stop by AndyPritchard
Totoro by lires
Totoro by sxan
Totoro by Nesskain
Riding the Wind in the Sky by theCHAMBA
Totoro by nakuruaki
Totoro Transportation: Catbus by KrisCynical
Allons-y Totoro by Design-By-Humans
My Neighbor Venusaur by Piscimancy
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Fanbot Faceoff: Team SpiderHey there bots of today and people of yesturday, it's me ERN-E! A couple of days ago while SHORT-E and I were looking up random stuff on YouTube we came to a brand new editionsof clevvermovie's Fanboy Faceoff. It's a series for comic book geeks like us where they pit two cool superheroes against each other. Last time they did Justice League vs. Avengers and SHORT-E totall took the side of the wimpazoid Justice Leagues. I chose Avengers. Geuss who won. So, this time they're doing Spider Man vs. Bat ManFanbot Faceoff: Team Spider3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, me and SHORT-E are once again debating. But this time we decided to get the results ourselves. So, we want you to guys to help. Favor either SHORT-E or mine's journal to pick the winner and whoever wins will write another jorunal.
My Pick is: Spider Man
Now, don't automatically assume it's because I'm a MARVEL fan, I have logic behind this decision. In the year 2012 (currently your time) Spider Man has celebrated 50 years. At this poin
How To Tuesdays #3 Eye Tutorials (Photoshop):icontypewriter-Hplz::icontypewriter-oplz::icontypewriter-wplz: :icontypewriter-tplz::icontypewriter-oplz:How To Tuesdays #3 Eye Tutorials (Photoshop)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this week's How To Tuesday, we'll be looking at awesome eye tutorials. From enhancing the colours, to making demon eyes, Deviant Art's Tutorial Section has it all.
How bout creating a manipulation this week using one of these techniques, and sharing it the group to see?
Don't forget to
Bored...12/Urban Dictionary: LanceStill got bored.... Now i using Lance's name (:iconAsk-LanceEBF: or :iconAskLanceEBFBored...12/Urban Dictionary: Lance3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, let's some results:
Lance's are the most incredibly rare creatures 8) they have
phenomenal personalities ;D If you find one make sure you lock him up in your closet and swallow the key, cause they are people who will always be faithful and loyal when you need them, they'll always be there for you. They are easy to get along with :3 Through any bad situation, they can always make you smile with their funny sense of humor. If you let a Lance into your life they'll brighten up your world ^^ Lances have immense beauty and are extremely talented in the arts. They are passionate and can triumph through any obstacle in life no matter how hard the situation may be in, and some how are are always able to have a smile on their face and willing to help others :]. They'll be the best friend you'll ever have ) And as a lover, you are lucky