BEST readers in comicsI have the best readers of anyone I know.BEST readers in comics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No lie--I really do. Other pros who have sat next to me while I'm signing have, on more than one occasion, told me that they'd gladly trade readers with me. Most everyone who comes up to me feels like someone I would hang out with. Lots of artists, writers, students, and other kind people from all walks of life who make it all worth while.
After shows, I'll usually end up drinking at some event. And while everyone is usually cool, once in a while I'll overhear a pro talking about the weirdos in their line, or about how an over zealous fan was rude to him/her about how Batman's utility belt wasn't drawn properly. I've NEVER had that in my line. I drew an absurd "Dark Knight stick" on my Batman statue, and I've NEVER heard any crazed Batman fan get worked up about it! Adding things to Batman without permission will usually cause trouble on some forum SOMEWHERE, but I've never gotten that.
Not sure what I've done to deser
Punk Rock Jesus (finally, right?)JULY 11th, everyone!Punk Rock Jesus (finally, right?)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a http://www.newsarama.com/comics/punk-rock-jesus-sean-murphy-exclusive.html to an interview I did with Newsarama. The series will be a B&W 6 issue mini with 32 pages of art (instead of the normal 22). Tell your local shop to pick some up, because they might not be the type to take chances on non-colored books.
I'll be at C2E2 and Boston this month SELLING some original PRJ pages, so stop by if you're interested (I'll be at the Essential Sequential booth). Because I'm not officially selling art via the website (not until the book hits the shelves in July), now's your chance to grab something before the crowd. Joe the Barbarian #1 sold out in a day, and while this isn't a Morrison book, pages might be hard to get, especially because I'm only selling half (more on that later).
Thanks for the support--I know I've been teasing this book forever by posting/unposting pages and whatnot.
Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)To many people in comics, I only arrived a few years ago with Joe the Barbarian. Then came Hellblazer (completed in 2008 before I began working on Joe), American Vampire: SOTF, and finally Punk Rock Jesus. Once in a while someone will mention Off Road (an OGN I did with Oni back in 2004), but for the most part it seems like I've been published only these last few years when in fact I've been published professionally for a decade now.Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a plea to have everyone go back through my previous work--in fact, I'm glad that a lot of the books I've done over the years aren't on readers' radars. I'm proud of it all, but the books above are a nice, tight group of titles to be associated with. They're all in a similar brand, they're all recent, they all have good creators/publishers associated with them, and the artwork is mostly consistent. Go back further than that, and you'll see artwork that looks nothing like the stuff I'm doing these days. (Although Off Road still holds up to some de
Fight for a better world, fight the war!It is never too late to fight for making things right, to help in any way you can. And the first step is always to get informed.Fight for a better world, fight the war!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The time is NOW. Speak up!
P.S. Factual responses to the flood of critiques received can be found here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/www.invisiblechildren.com/critiques.html .
The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
Tip of the Day: What to do?Tip of the Day: Sometimes the way to find out what you'd be good at is to think about what you'd do if you didn't have to make money.Tip of the Day: What to do?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
CT WIPs - TVB The UnfinishedAlmost forgot to start this journal! I want to release every unfinished TVB song I have to you guys so I'm obviously gonna need a new pic of the bandCT WIPs - TVB The Unfinished1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Concept: So the songs aren't all polished up or done, yet I want to release them for download anyway. Draw band members Rion, Abbey and Gibson in a way that reflects that.
Canvas size: 1000x1500 at 100dpi.
Brush used for sketching: Pencil sketch (16x16) scaled at .40, brush dynamics: Pressure - Opacity and Size.
Their hair is unkempt and they're not fully dressed; you can see their underwear.
Even though Gibson is considered the leader of the band, as the shortest, Abbey is in the middle for composition's sake.
Facial expressions should sum up each member. Uncertainty, neutral, and outgoing.
Neutral stance for them all because I love those indie album covers with th
Doomsday....sorry; you missed it.Since the concept of the Leap Year was first implemented back in 45BC, there have been about 514 of them.Doomsday....sorry; you missed it.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Without the extra day every 4 years, we would be in 2013.
As the Mayan Calendar doesn't take leap years into account; 2012 has been and gone.
(Edit - no: I'm not smart enough to work that out myself. I read it!)
Russian politics: the art of flimsy excuses.On the whole, believe there’s a difference between the people that run a country and the rest of the people who live within its borders. Politicians, regardless of where in the world they hail from, are generally bullies. You have to be a special kind of egomanic, self-serving prick to claw your way into a position where you have the power to put other people in harm’s way to benefit your own agenda. The only difference geography seems to bring is a level of subtlety. British politicians are slimy and insidious, American politicians rely on drama and theatre, and as we’ve seen over the last couple of days: Russian politicians are obsessed with proving they carry the biggest stick, at the expense of everything else.Russian politics: the art of flimsy excuses.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Of course, in order to prove you have a big stick, you have to actually use it. That’s quite difficult in this day and age. A couple of hundred years ago, a master of a people could just point to a spot on the map, say “Want!” and his army
Run your own Community Project!Edit: I am no longer looking after Community Projects. For now please contact Moonbeam13 instead. If you're interested in this position, see A New Community Volunteer VacancyRun your own Community Project!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Did you know that everyone on deviantART can organise a project? Some examples of current projects can be found here. Do you want to raise awareness for a cause? Start a contest or group? Make people participate in something fun and artistic? Make it happen!
Now, you can do this all on your own - but the dA staff and volunteers are here to help you with it, too This is a major part of my role as Volunteer for Community Projects, in particular. So if you would like some help, please send me, namenotrequired, a note!
Not sure how to organise it? Want some more exposure f
Facebook is bad for artists?I had some interesting findings after posted a poll on DA regarding my Facebook Fan Page. Many have commented that they are against Facebook and discourage me from posting art over there due to various reasons, and one of them due to the possibility of having my art being used freely by this social media site. So here are my thoughts based on my experience running a FB page for a year.Facebook is bad for artists?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The main reason for me to set up a facebook page, is to extend my fanbase beyond DA, to the not so artist-oriented demographics. I have been using DA, and only DA, as my art HQ for the past decade and will always be. Facebook is acting as an outpost to connect with my fans in a more responsive manner due to the convenience of making posts, replies, making announcements and sharing images. Honestly, it is not my intention to choose between DA and FB, but to use both concurrently for different purposes.
So far I have not encountered any incident of FB using my images for advertising or any other comm
9 Reasons to PAINT WITH WATERCOLOR1. - Watercolors are FAST. They dry fast and you can finish a painting within one day. Given that you learn with every finished painting, you learn fast!9 Reasons to PAINT WITH WATERCOLOR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. - Watercolors don't stink. No dangerous chemical fumes, no headaches, usable around little children. Isn't that a wonderful reason!
3. - Watercolors are easy to clean. You don't make a lot of mess, and if you do, what water fouled, water will clean.
4. - There is no need for white paints. All the lightness is already given by your paper.
5. - Watercolors are practical to use outdoors. All your tools will fit into a small pocket.
6. - Watercolors are RELAXING. It must be the flooding, but whenever working with water and brush, your mind is set on ease.
7. - Watercolors bring transparent, delicate and ethereal results. Sometimes even a few well-lead brush strokes deliver sightly accomplishment.
8. - Watercolors are DIVERSE. They can be used in many very different ways and are ea
I'm making a 200 point raffle!Yes, It is time for me to make a raffle. c:I'm making a 200 point raffle!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOW TO ENTER:
You must be a watcher/watch me! I will be checking!
you must favorite this journal
You must post in a journal of yours: : iconfrostedmoon7773 : Is hosting a 200 point raffle! [link] (this link will be a link to my journal)
Link me to your journal and you will be counted! (i am writing all of this down on a piece of paper.)
No using multiple accounts! Only enter ONE.
No complaining that you did not win if you didn't! Congratulate the winners!
WHAT WILL BE HANDED OUT:
4 people will recieve 50 points c:
GOOD LUCK ALL! This raffle ends whenever I feel like ending it! So don't hesitate to enter!
Negative waves.A few people are whining amid the comments that I’m being negative about recent movies and video games.Negative waves.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, kids, I’m negative about them because: they’re crap. Not in a “oh, everything was so much better in the olden days”, view-through-rose-tinted-glasses, “I don’t like new things”, luddite’s view “crap”. I mean they’re flat out sh*t.
I’ve played a hell of a lot of games and watched a hell of a lot of movies. There is quality out there in spades, all of it providing comparisons for us and benchmarks for them to aim for. The problem is that, recently, all that good seems to have been looked at…..and then studiously ignored.
THAT’s why I rage on about this stuff. That, and the apparent apathy of the collective masses who are quite happy to bend over, take the endless mediocrity and pay for the privilege.
Nothing seems to be fun anymore. I used to leave the cinema with a spring in my step, the s
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away
February 2015 Traditional Art DD Round-up:iconstelari: Features by STelariFebruary 2015 Traditional Art DD Round-up2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Victorian Tortoise by UnripeHamadryadFrom time to time I see red by SrdceCatching Stars by QueenofCuriosityLight Twin by LinnFeyling130814 by XIIIDCComplex by EnvisualistNude Tying Her Hair by LordSnooty...a commission work by MarianKretschmerHigh Tor Guardian by 3-haresRoyal Affair by mizu-shimmaDemeter by hannahfaithyataThe Wolf and his Shadow by marzenaabl8th circle by VijVijMetaphysical Snow by kvaapagarrots
Dawnsing Wood Fox by blix-itVultures by DugStanatRed Squirrel by HeliocyanShaman sisters and forest spirit by Julliane
:iconagaave: Features by Agaave
The Reader by hakuyukiko.:: A new day is rising ::. by MaiwennLittle Nemo in Slumberland by reneenaultTreehouses by JadaFitchAlly by WursuStyx by PinkParasolMagical colors by AuroraWienholdMap... by ChristinaMandyKeep Calm by saraquarelleEarly spring by flitartFantasy Inspiration by ChocolatineJackDragekos by SunimaValkyrie by Sweet-BreadCommission for Jeep by LoveSoupDSC06347 1600x by Ricky-HsiuLe Loup blanc by SieskjaMUTAZIONE by DiegoKoi121614 by moldybDragon dreams by Lhox:thumb460082172:Forest King by FerlunerAxis Mundi by offermoordAT: Welcome to the fairy world by DrerikaClone by danstepBear Nap by o0Amphigory0oMelon Pan by egilthompsonEquilibrium (Sold) by AlexandraSerres
:iconjenthestrawberry: Features by :devje
Thoughts on inking...Another post sort of dealing with the misconceptions of my job as a comic inker.Thoughts on inking...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are a lot of overlapping issues at play honestly: being associated with one penciler or style if you work with them for a long time, being compared directly to other inkers when working over a specific penciler or house style, and of course the accusations of just following the work of a penciler.
If you've never picked them up, I recommend buying the Art of Comic Book Inking 1+2 by Gary Martin published by Dark Horse some years back. He takes pencils done by various artist (Steve Rude in the first book and Brent Anderson, Terry Dodson, Randy Green and Adam Warren in the second) and has many different inkers do their work over it. From this you can see the different ways of thinking each person uses to work on a page.
Inking, like penciling is a very individual process in that no 2 people do it exactly alike. One of the differences however is that pencilers seldom have to change their style to suit s
The Lego Movie ReviewCommission PricesThe Lego Movie Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A LEGO MOVIE.......really?? I mean...how in blue hell somebody would think this idea could be consider something even close to watchable??.............AND YET.....everything in this film can be only describe with one single word............AWESOME
This film is simply fantastic, the animation, the Action, the cameos (oh the CAMEOOOSS), all the little reference and pop culture jokes, and the really creative and original story, breaking a lot of the traditional Hollywood Cliches....who in hell could think that all this could be in THIS??....THIS MOVIE???......A DAMN LEGO MOVIEE!! (sorry I'm still cannot believe it and I just saw it). Ok let's talk a little about this magnificent film.
Tip of the Day: ConcentrationAn essential ability for success is to bend your concentration towards the things that matter the most.Tip of the Day: Concentration3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Punch your mental distractions in the face and start concentrating on what matters.
If it's a loved one that is distracting you, don't punch them... just ask them to give you time to concentrate
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: ComparingDon't compare your life to others. See what others are doing but the best person to compare yourself to is you.Tip of the Day: Comparing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If I always compared myself to others and wanted to constantly compete or beat others, I wouldn't want to share what I know.
Everyone is on their own journey but together we can get further and faster.
Have a great Monday!
Sending positive vibes to you all
Tip of the Day: TimeTip of the day: We all have the same amount of minutes in a day. It's how we spend them that makes all the difference.Tip of the Day: Time3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Artist Tips Video series:Game of Life and PaintingArtist Tips Video series:Game of Life and Painting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi everyone, Here's a new video I made in the attempt to make these 'Artist Tips' a regular thing. This one is about thinking about life as a game. The painting is a fan art painting of Adventure Time
Let me know if you like the video by leaving a comment!
follow :iconimaginism: for more art and videos in the future!
Artist Tips Video series: DreamersArtist Tips Video series: Dreamers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used to do these videos quite regularly years ago. It's a video of me painting a creature and talking about my thoughts on being a dreamer. Hope you like it!
Let me know if you like the video by leaving a comment!
follow :iconimaginism: for more art and videos in the future!
ReputationSo I got this note from a guy on DA here asking me if I wanted to be on his team to colour stuff. He states his rate of $20.00 for full colour and background (a farcical amount so he lost me there straight off) and links his website. It's basically a girl on girl catfight art site with nudity, lesbian action, mega gore and ultra violence, all while using comic characters. Yeah... Great idea! /sarcasmReputation8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I say no, and also mention his rate is probably far far far too low to get anybody to do what he wants (I hope everyone else he approached all said no as well just based on that). Obviously that got up his nose because he comes back to me saying I'm "unprofessional..."
Ok... So let's think about that for a bit.
I am very very selective about what I colour. Sexy is ok by me, but I try to avoid things with nudity or excessive violence in it. (I've done two pics with bare boobs and have taken all lengths possible to keep the non-censored versions off the net. Of course, that hasn't stopped