Devious Journal EntryJust a little note...Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you see an artist you like and you are trying to figure his work out... the question that gets asked a lot is" How did you do it?"
What software did you use to make this effect?
What is your technique?
These are questions that won't get you anywhere. It's like asking for the fish.
A question you should probably ask is WHY did you do this?.. WHAT were you thinking?
When you ask this question, you are thinking about the principles of fishing, and not just about catching A fish.
If you wonder why, then you won't be stuck with the HOW.. you will most probably create your own "HOW", your own method of putting your WHY into existence..and this is what will really make you unique.
Once again.. this is just my take on things.
Why I love Tony StarkFor some reason I felt the reason to make one again.Why I love Tony Stark3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while but at least i have something I want to talk about
and that thing in none other the Tony Start, Or Iron man if you please.
I love him
Not only because he's handsome as I don't know what,
but because he's not perfect.
I have seen a lot of heroes who were made to be nothing but perfect, goody two shoes.
Of which I just want to throw something at.
But Tony Stark isn't perfect,
Through his cocky manner and sly comments,
he's broken, scared, and damaged.
He has daddy issues and is self destructive.
This is somethings that most of you already know.
So yeah I maybe just stating the obvious but I don't care and besides that's not the point.
My point is that Tony Stark is not perfect, he has no real super powers, he's full of flaws.
But he is a hero, he has only his inelegance to count on and with it he invented so many things including the iron man.
He's an icon, telling that even if you're not perfect, even if you have a h
More Interviews and JL War stuff...Alright this is the last update regarding JL War, I promise! For those of you interested in what goes into my process and how I approached design on my most recent projects, as well as others, I gave a few interviews over the last few days that might be insightful and or mildly entertaining. So here come the links...More Interviews and JL War stuff...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I forget, I never posted this, but I gave this next interview last year when we premiered JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX at SDCC...
Also, anyone interested in the line of upcoming DC animated action figures based on our new movies should check out this interview James Tucker and I gave over at...http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/02/05/figuring-it-out-designing-a-new-animated-justice-league
happy 8 year anniversary everyoneOn February 21, 2005. Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on nickelodeon. And so it began. All of this. Happy 8 year anniversary everyone. We are so old. Tell us what you remember feeling about watching the first episode of Avatar.happy 8 year anniversary everyone3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Doodle-ness~Meanwhile at Nickelodeon Studios... The masterminds behind our favourite show, Korra, have some doodle fun whenever that have the time~Doodle-ness~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Domo-Tar!, Fat Mako
Korra meets Futurama
Many Eska and Desna's in many different styles
A couple of new storyboardsMORE KORRA NEWS! That's what we all want these days...so we got our wish! Two new storyboards.A couple of new storyboards3 years ago in Personal More Like This
BOLIN EATING RICE!, and jinora
Meelo being MEELO!!!
Also, here is an interview with some storyboard guy from the KRew
KORRA CREW PROFILE: OWEN SULLIVAN
Owen Sullivan joined the crew a while ago as a storyboard revisionist. He worked really hard, quickly adapted to our storyboarding style, and learned our production system so well that we promoted him to assistant director. You can see some of his great storyboard drawings from Book 2 above. I asked him a few questions to give you guys some insight into one of the many talented people we are lucky to have working on Korra, and how he got here.
BK: What is your art education background, formal and/or informal? Are currently taking any classes outside of work?
OS: I originally intended to be a civil engineer, which I went to school for. I never went to any formal art school, but took a lot of classes around Los
FAQHi there, I notice that there were quite a few questions that people seem to ask frequently about my dolls and myself. I hope this FAQ will answer those questions. I'll try my best to cover what I can, and I will most likely be updating this FAQ from time to time.FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What kind of doll are they?
They are called Asian ball jointed dolls. Wiki has good info about them.
Did you make your own dolls?
They are sculpted by professional artists from Korea. But I painted their face, picked their eyes, cut their hair and customized them from head to toes. ^^
Where can I buy these dolls?
They are mostly sold online by various companies. Some popular companies include:
There many other companies though. You can always google them up. Or you can also purchase dolls through the second hand market on DenofAngels.com. It is recommen
Little Muro Drawing Contest (5 winners!!!)Hey!Little Muro Drawing Contest (5 winners!!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soo, I decided to do a little dA muro drawing contest. 5 Winners will each receive 200 dA points and will be featured by me in a journal!!
It takes only a very short time to join the contest!! Just do the following:
1. + FAV this journal
2. Write a comment under this journal with your muro drawing attached!
The entries will be judged on the overall impact/creativity (it can be funny, scary, cute, cool, whatever..), you dont need to be a hyper skilled artist to win here! You can draw whatever you want, it can be a doodle or a masterwork! Every work is accepted! You can make as many entries as you like to! :3
Ask your friends to join this little contest! The more people join, the more fun it will be!
Deadline: One day after I posted this journal!
Disney Every Month Challenge - Sleeping BeautyAlright, so for February I decided to go with Sleeping Beauty in my Disney Every Month Challenge for Disney Princess movies. When I tried to think of February Aurora was the first princess that came to mind for some reason. I guess the pink dress...not sure. But that is who I thought of first, so I decided to go with it.Disney Every Month Challenge - Sleeping Beauty2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I like Sleeping Beauty...I never got to see it when I was a child so it doesn't really have anything to do with nostalgia. The first time I watched it was actually a few years ago, I was in my 20's...lol! I remembered watching it and actually feeling kind of at awe at the artwork...with it being an old movie I guess I wasn't really expecting much as far as artwork and such, but it had a really nice feel to it...I genuinely enjoyed it. I thought the story was very sweet and charming and I loved Aurora's hair for some reason. I didn't realize then that the villain from this movie, Maleficent, would soon grow to become one of my favorites especially after p
Whoever reads this gets a cookie....Whoever reads it alll gets a rainbow cookieWhoever reads this gets a cookie....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I got tagged by some awesome people
:iconelfgutz: :iconfreiheit89kltz: :iconazumixvampire: :iconnephiisto: :icondoll-o3o-face:
To keep you guys alive i'll tell 15 facts about myself instead of 50.. I'm such a good person
1 I don’t drink water.. I don’t like the taste
2 I’m very tall
3 I’m an icecream monster. I can eat icecream alllll day long
4 I’m very lazy (especially at the moment)
5 When I see little puppies I’ll drool. They are sooooo cute
6 I always need to play with something. Like when I’m talking I just need to have something in my hands
7 I’m afraid of clowns
8 I laugh the hardest at my own jokes… very lame.. I know
9 I talk a lot.. like people ask me to shut up sometimes
10 I love dinosaurs <3
11 My favourite a
Spiderwoman HeadsculptsSpiderwoman Headsculpts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey fine folks,
Here's another piece I collaborated on with Sideshow and the brilliant Tony Cipriano.
I was brought in on portraits to add to Tony's terrific sculpt.
You can see the full statue here: http://www.sideshowtoy.com/experience/2012/05/29/spiderwoman-premium-format-figure-photo-gallery-and-pre-order-information/
Youtube Tutorial!!Heyy!!Youtube Tutorial!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soo, I just uploaded my first youtube speedpainting tutorial to my and my sister's youtube channel! It shows me painting one of my traditional paintings called "Facing Death":
Here is the link to the youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vqrc-Vzo6_Q&feature=youtu.be
It would be so awesome if you watch the video and give us some feedback by liking/commenting/sharing and also subscribing our channel for more videos! Thank you so much!!
P.S.: I will announce the winners of my point giveaway soon!
Journal about how ur opinion doesnt matterHello yes this is a journal attempting to explain why ur opinion doesnt matter to the artist 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time where it does matter are the following:Journal about how ur opinion doesnt matter1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. If you are commissioning them
2. If they actually ask you for your opinion
If it's neither of those then shhh.
Now I wanna clarify a few thing
1. It's okay to have an opinion on someone's work, everyone does.
2. It's okay to express it, it's okay to have a personal response to an artist's work
3. HOWEVER it's not ok to pull in personal opinion in a self entitled manner and pretend it matters. AND THEN GET UPSET when the artist dont care.
Differences between things:
Constructive criticism =/= opinion:
Not the same !! Criticism isnt 100% objective but is generally way less biased than opinion. Telling someone you preferred their old work isnt criticism. Telling someone that you'd have preferred something to be drawn another way isnt criticism. (A whole other issue, sometimes criticism isnt wanted but that's not
South Korea contestHiyaaa guys,South Korea contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you all doing? As some you know in about two weeks I'm flying to South Korea to visit a friend :iconblackroosje: She's staying there for 6 months as an exchange student. How cool But this gave me a nice idea.
Some peole in the past did draw my dolls and I really loved that because I'm not really good at drawing. So here is the thing.
I'm holding a contest and the price will be cool things from South Korea.
So what do you need to do:
Draw one of my dolls or some of them together (you are free to do whatever you want, my dolls are Candy, Monroo, Benji and Leslie)
Place it on your DA and send me to link with an PM
The one who has the nicest, funniest or most epic drawing get the South Korean box. This box will be filled with all cool, funny and nice things. Mostly gadgets I think. But I'll make it an epic box hahah XD
The deadline is october 23th because then I'll be back from South Korea. Friday november 1 will be the winner announce
Face up commissionsHiii Everybody..Face up commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm finally done with my intership so freedom but I kinda quit my part-time job so I needs moneyzz.
That's why I'm opening my face up shop again.
In march I'm accepting new commissions.
How does it work??
Well I don't like a waitinglist so I'm going to open slots when I have the time. ( I'm still a student and I have a lot of homework. )
So in every journal I post will be a slot.. If you're intrested.. reply with a PM and the slot is yours.
If I have more time I'll open more slots max 3.
In my next journal will be the prices and a slot.
So if you're intrested.. stay tuned xD
The kickstarter launchesTher eis something magical about deskboard games, you can do what ever you like with your imagination, used to be a Dungeons and Dragons player, helped me to develope insane imagination because you arent limited to just a computer coded script, you cando what ever you want, build your own character, picture it in your mind and draw it. Hahahahahah some friends hated me when i decided to attackthem instead of attack monsters, hahah what can i say i was greedy.The kickstarter launches9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways i had a lot of fun doing this project, the creators gave me a lot of freedom, they even let me add things and ideas for backstories to make them interesting, Some other talents artists 3d and designers that did a nice job, i learn a lot from them in the process.:iconandra-arts: , :iconhazardousarts: , :iconalpha-denim-recruit: , :icongenzoman: , :icontsuaii:
The feeling of throwing a dice its really powerful, something that videogames wont gives me, feels like you are in vegas or something when you are deadling with a boss
Professional concept artist requirementsA lot of people ask me what skills are required to become a professional game concept artist. So, I will try to answer that question here.Professional concept artist requirements3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, there is actually very little demand for pretty, colorful paintings like you see in my gallery for instance. Smaller companies often see these 'mood paintings' as an expensive luxury. Larger companies often have very little use for 'mood paintings' and scenes.
In fact, in the 2 years since I have been doing concept art I have never been required to do any 'mood paintings' at all.
Generally, pretty scenes are only necessary for promotional marketing purposes and they are usually very tight, not loose. I have been lucky in the fact that I have been able to do plenty of tight marketing images from scratch, designing the entire image from my own imagination. However, most of the marketing art you see on commercial game packaging, posters and so on is probably done by an illustrator or graphic designer, using photographic references, 3d renders
Finally!! Vacation Pictures!!Hello dear friendsFinally!! Vacation Pictures!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I want to talk a little about Franka´s and mine vacation. We have been to Fuerteventura in June and it was fantastic. You´ve already see a few cosplay pictures, but we also want to show you a little more.
On our first evening, the moon was shining so bright, we just had to take a picture *////* (Good thing, we took a tripod with us)
Good, I want to be there again. The sun was wonderful and even better, the sea *___* I´m SO in LOVE with the sea.
Dressed up for the dinner show ^___^
The Stony beach at the other side of the Island. On our side (next to Corralejo) there´s neverending white sand beach. And breathtaking turquoise water with big waves *_* Perfect for surfing <3
The flight was okay. Each time I have to enter a plane I´m ner
Feature Time!First off, hello and welcome to my three newest watchers :iconNaomy-hintan:, :iconPeachhi: and :iconSuJu-ELF-Gurl:Feature Time!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As promised it's feature time again. I was struggling for a theme this time so I've decided to go with two individual colours and I might make this a running theme for a few months. This month I've chosen blue because not only is it my favourite colour but it's seems to be my K-Pop colour and yellow because it's happy and makes me smile.
So my aim is to have multiple shades of each colour. Though I think some of the yellows could be more orange and the blues slightly more purple. Some artists will double up with one in each colour but I'm trying to avoid putting two by the same artist in the same colour (unless I get really indecisive).
Before I start the feature I really want to thank :iconWPatison: for the commission she did for me recently. It's the third I've had from her and I'm always super happy with them. But there
Interview with LadyGT93!Interview with LadyGT93!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lets start with a self introduction. Anything you want to share about yourself?
Hi there members!
I’m Ladygt93, I am an Italian 18 years old and this description reminds me of the self introduction I used to do in my English essays! (still can’t find something better to say!)
But anyway as you know I like to draw Manga and Anime stuff but I also love doing portraits and chiaro/scuro pictures!
I’m a really lazy person and I get really distracted sometimes (everytime).
And I have a dog, his name is Lapo and it’s a Golden Retriever ( ok this is one of my favourite lines ever, it’s always there. )
Thanks again (Amanda) for this interview, I hope you guys will enjoy this!
1. What got you into art in the first place?
I think it was my intention to try to re-draw what I loved most. Animals, People, Cartoons. I still remember the days where I was sitting in front of the TV to try to dr
Youth, sexual orientation and discriminationHiYouth, sexual orientation and discrimination4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've always wondered at what age other people realized that they aren't heterosexual, as well as the journey that got them to that point. I know of people who were "obviously gay all their life" as well as people who battled with confusion and or denial till much later.
What made me think of bringing it up now is because of an incidence that I heard of recently. For privacy's sake I cannot repeat it, but it troubled me enough to think about a couple of concepts. What it broke down to is that young people with alternative sexual orientations are sometimes treated immorally because of covert homophobia that exists within parents, schools and other higher authorities in a young person's life.
So I have a couple of points and questions I would love feedback on if anyone is willing to give it. Many of them relate to the incidence I mentioned earlier.
1.) At what age did you know that you are not heterosexual?
2.) What do you think of the statement "They are too young to decide" being app
Disney Every Month Challenge-Princess and the FrogFor May I decided to choose the one Disney Princess movie I don't think I have drawn any fanart of yet! Princess and the Frog. I watched the movie for the first time last year and it was pretty good. Probably not one of my favorites out of all the Disney princess movies, but still very entertaining and enjoyable. So hopefully since I have not drawn anything from this movie maybe I can get a few fanart pieces done for it this month. I have been kinda out of it lately where my art is concerned...it really showed last month. I was really looking forward to Mulan month and then only managed to get one sketch completed. I just kept feeling like everything I drew turned out horrible...I have these spells sometimes where I just can't focus on it and everything I draw just doesn't turn out right. But hopefully it will be over soon. But until then...here are the features for Princess and the Frog for the month of May!Disney Every Month Challenge-Princess and the Frog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guidelines to submit images to the MyPaint groupThis is what we (the moderators) think to be the most accurate "tag" selection.Guidelines to submit images to the MyPaint group4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read the folder's description and look at the examples before submitting your artwork
Landscape and Still Life
Finished work. Nature is the most important thing in the image. Urban cities also belong in this folder.
Still Life / Inanimate objects
People and human portraits
Figurative artworks. Realistic Artworks
Tutorials, Procesess and resources
Teach something, shows the way you do things, backgrounds, brushes, icons...
Skin Palette for MyPaint V2 by MeryAlisonThompsonHow to make brushes in MyPaint by TheShockMyPaint n Gimp Ferret pic tut by WenchkinMaking of... by vilssonify
Sketches, WIPs and SpeedPaintings
Not much detail. Not-quite-finished look. Unfinished work. Can be in BW or colo
AnnouncementI like to consider myself a reasonable person. Calm in situations where people are being utter dicks because I know it's the right thing to do. I'd always considered this a good trait of mine.Announcement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only now I'm starting to realize it's like trying to be to achieve peace, by being peaceful, in an all-out-war.
The main thing that's getting to me is that people are dicks. And, I can't change that, but what I can change is my response.
From now on, when someone messes with me, they better prepare for the verbal ass-whoppin' of their life. One, because dicks should get what's coming to them, and two, it's almost a crime for someone with verbal ass-whoppin' skills as good as mine not to own the fuck out of people.
So come at me. Because you care so much about clinging onto that power you feel from being a dick on the internet, I will make you feel like a worm. If you didn't care so much about non-existent power in the first place the world would be a better place.