A simple guide on: Commissioning an Artist.It's often not as simple as one wants it to be when both artist and client want it to be: Cost efficient, time efficient and quality efficient.A simple guide on: Commissioning an Artist.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I've often spend my time discussing the best way to handle commissions with clients and artist friends that I came to the conclusion that clarity and understanding is key.
I will divide the guidelines I work with based on 3 commission types.
Book covers ( or illustrations)
Reading all 3 parts will give you the full scope as a lot of it applies to one another as well.
1. Reference board.
If you as a client have very specific characteristic features all set and done for your character it can be very useful for the artist if you'd make them a reference board of art and photos that portray these things.
The artist does not wish for a life story of your cha
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
Regarding Group Security and "Hackers"Hello Everypony,Regarding Group Security and "Hackers"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This post is largely directed towards anyone who moderates or runs a MLP-related group on DeviantArt, but the information contained can be relevant to everyone.
Over the past few hours, there's been a note circulating around to various MLP groups, claiming that there is a small group of "hackers" (which is not the correct word) attacking MLP groups, taking them over, and vandalizing them. To counter this, the note is suggesting that groups should block all join requests, disable auto-accept, and then forward the note to every other group you know of.
Really, that's horrible advice, don't do that.
It is true that during the past few days, a couple of pony groups have been attacked by malicious users. However, there is no elaborate hack or security flaw that's allowing this to happen. Instead, the groups that were attacked simply had an incorrectly configured, yet easily fixable, setting in their group's permissions which allowed such attacks.
Most groups already are not
Artist Alley for BeginnersHave you had a table at Artist Alley before? If you haven't I'm going to give you a list of suggestions for manning your table for the first time. These suggestions are not in any particular order.Artist Alley for Beginners5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Do not go overboard.
You may think your artwork and crafts are really great, but it always pays to be just a little bit cautious when having your first artist alley table. The reason for this is simple, you have to test your work in the consumer market. If you become really excited and buy 100 prints for your first convention and only 5 get sold... well you are out a lot of money. If you have many prints have small quantities printed, such as 5 - 10 prints and keep track of what prints sell this will be a good indicator for what prints are most popular.
2. Be reasonable on your prices.
If you are new to the art world you may think you can make a killing selling anime/manga prints. It can be tempting to want to charge $5, $10, $15 even $20 for one of your
Crossover Contest 1: MLP:FiM vs Marvel CharactersThis is the first of the crossover competitions that were promised earlier.Crossover Contest 1: MLP:FiM vs Marvel Characters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What you have to do is make a pony version of any Marvel character you wish. Be sure that it's a Marvel character and not a character from another comic series though.
If you need an example of Marvel characters the most well known ones are the X-Men. Aside from them I can only suggest is this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Comics_characters
Click a letter to show the list for that letter. No shortage of options here!
As usual the artist favourite image will be awarded a 3 month premium membership, this one is for 2 weeks however as I don't think 1 week is really enough.
Submit to the Marvel vs My Little Pony subfolder of the Contests folder.
Deadline is the 26th of October at 5pm.
1 week isn't really enough for this one.
Good luck and try your best.
Edit: Drawing multiple characters is fine but the limit of 3 submissions per week still applies. Please only draw characters from Marvel for this
Devious Journal EntryI'll be in my shitstorm-proof bunker if anyone needs meDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bleach Me: Tia Harribel and FraccionTier HarribelBleach Me: Tia Harribel and Fraccion3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Birthday: July 25
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color Green
Height: 175 cm (5'9")
Weight: 61 kg (135 lbs.)
Occupation: Ruler of Hueco Mundo, former 3rd Espada in Aizen's Arrancar Army
Japanese Voice Actor:Megumi Ogata
[Bullet; Green] English Voice Actor: Laura Bailey
[Bullet; Yellow] Fraccion: Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose, and Cyan Sung-Sun
[Bullet; Green] "I don't want to become stronger through the power I gain by killing and sacrificing another. If I can't win alone, then I'll win as a group."
Digital & Traditional Art
Free Points Giveaway And DonationsHey guys I decided since I had some extra money, to buy some points and start a point giveaway page so that the people who really need points can get some PLEASE help me out by donating points so I can give smaller amounts to others, thank you.Free Points Giveaway And Donations3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The drawing is for 3 deviants to win 500 points each.
What you have to do is:
Write a journal telling people about my giveaway
Comment on this journal with the link
Favorite This Journal
THE DRAWING WILL END AUGUST 1st
ALL THE WINNERS WILL BE PICKED AT RANDOM
Also if you could donate any points at all in my donation pool, to keep the giveaways going, I'd really appreciate that and I'm sure your fellow deviants would as well.
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
Do-It-Yourself KITS *15 SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE*7/27Do-It-Yourself KITS *15 SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE*7/273 years ago in Personal More Like This
First thing's first.
Read.Everything.Please. I cannot stress how much I NEED. PEOPLE. TO READ. things rather than ask out of the blue for a question that's been asked about 50 times or is answered in the post itself.
With that. I am opening the DO IT YOURSELF kits that will include JUST the horns with a headband that you can attach yourself. The horns will be UNPAINTED and UNMOUNTED. I will put on paper the exact pigments of paint we use in each box that is shipped out so you know the colors WE use but this way also opens up a bit of whatever you want to use as far as color, blending and mounting. The kits are also a way for people to get horns for trickster cosplay as well as QUICKER. I will sand them smooth and fix up any seams or cracks before shipment.
Third.TO CHECK IF YOUR ORDER HAS SHIPPED I've offered a new thing via my Tumblr. So please follow to check my MAIL-OUT LIST that will look like this http://lambency.tumb
MLP icons yay (pt. 5)3x2 icon sizeMLP icons yay (pt. 5)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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MLP Icons yay (pt. 3)Cutie Mark Crusaders: Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, ScootalooMLP Icons yay (pt. 3)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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!
MLP Icons! yay (pt.2)Rainbow DashMLP Icons! yay (pt.2)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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KefkaFloyd's Guide to White PoniesPonies that are neutral (or have a lightly saturated color) may not be white. In fact, they are probably some other color entirely. Believe it or not, there actually are pure white ponies. Their fill colors are exactly the same as their eye catchlights (the round white highlights in the iris and pupil, which are white) and the sclera (whites of their eyes) with one exception on the sclera. It is okay to call these ponies white. You should avoid calling otherwise light gray or lightly saturated ponies white. For example, here's some truly white ponies.KefkaFloyd's Guide to White Ponies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This asshole is totally white. Interestingly enough, unlike the other white ponies that showed up in season one, his sclera (the whites of his eyes) are tinted blue so they do not disappear against his coat. Interesitngly enough, in his first appearance in S1 (The Ticket Master) his sclera are pure white. In Sweet and Elite, his two appearances are different - one has white sclera, the other has the blueish as seen in Best Night Ever. I c
MLP Icons! yay:iconconfluttershyplz: :iconflutterhappyplz: :iconfluttersqueeplz: :iconfluttershy-squeeplz: :iconfluttershysqueeplz: :iconfluttershyishappyplz: :iconfluttercuteplz: :iconfluttershyplz: :iconfluttershyblushplz: :iconfluttershyumadplz: :iconfluttershyniceplz: :iconhipstershyplz: :icondealwithponyplz: :iconfluttershyfillyplz: :iconwingbonerplz: :iconfluttershyhappyplz: :iconmlpfluttershyplz: :iconponylaught3: :iconfluttershyyesplz: :iconfluttershyyayplz: :iconfluttertrollplz: :iconfluttershycanhasplz: :iconmlprapefaceplz: :iconflutterticplz: :iconfluttercuteblushplz: :iconevilshyplz: :iconfluttershylaughplz: :iconfluttershyrageplz: :iconinsanefluttershyplz: :iconfluttershyrapeface: :iconfluttergaspplz: :iconfluttershywinkplz: (Happy)MLP Icons! yay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Save Our DerpySave Our Derpy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No doubt you’ve all seen or heard the hullabaloo around Ye Olde Intertubes in the days and weeks following our beloved Derpy’s named appearance in the FIM episode The Last Roundup. What began as a campaign by trolls wreak havoc was soon picked up by well-meaning-but-misguided bronies and fans. The controversy stems from the mistaken belief that the word “derpy” is synonymous with mentally challenged. Obviously, it’s not. Rather it means clutzy or accident prone. Further, fans maintained that her slightly-husky voice in the episode was an attempt to mock people with learning disabilities. Again, untrue. Voiced by actor Tabitha St. Germain, Derpy was mistakenly thought to be a boy pony and was based on a young boy who lives next door to Ms. St. Germain.
This tempest in a teapot stirred up around the fandom has now exploded into what seems to be a PR-pushback by Hasbro.
To the Gala! Jan. 07, 2012To the Gala! Jan. 07, 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Er I mean to Brony Con! It's a FULL HOUSE! 600+ fans attending! Holy guacamole ! Unlike the show, I doubt there will be some accidents happening and Nicole Oliver all telling us to run.
Here's the guest list:
Andrea Libman (Voice of Pinkie Pie & Fluttershy)
Nicole Oliver (Voice of Princess Celestia & Cheerilee)
Ashleigh Ball (Voice of Rainbow Dash & Applejack)
John Joseco (Fanartist Extraordinaire)
Sethisto (Founder and Editor, Equestria Daily)
And 'Virtual Guest of Honour':
Daniel Ingram (Composer, MLP:FiM) appearing via Skype
Plus Appearances by:
Egophiliac (The awesome artist in the awesome hat)
Neighslayer (Ponyville's hottest metal band)
Apple Cider & Chef Sandy (Hosts of Bronyville)
PixelKitties (Amazing pony comic artist)
Plus much more!
Also Slugbox and WillDrawForFood1 (Creator of the AskSurprise Tumblr) will be at the artist alley with me!
Gonna be bundled up, video recording and taking pictures. I will be selling prints and pencil sketches.
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
Mlp icons yay (pt. 4)Other icon series:Mlp icons yay (pt. 4)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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