The Sean Murphy ApprenticeshipI'm thinking about taking on some students for a two week "boot camp" course in comics--based off the classic master/apprentice style of education. But before I move forward with the idea (and begin Kickstarting), I wanted to get your feedback and see if anyone is interested in enrolling this winter. Please pass this along (Twitter/facebook) to anyone you think might be interested.The Sean Murphy Apprenticeship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I bought a house in Portland, Maine this past weekend. It's a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Victorian house that's been newly renovated. The top floor is finished and will become the drawing studio for 5 students. The idea is to furnish the building with tables, chairs, couches, beds, a TV, a library, a photo studio (for taking reference images) and all the other amenities that would create the school.
After selecting the 5 students (I'll take submissions that will be juried later on), we'll all meet in Portland this winter for the two week apprenticeship. The students will live i
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 13malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 133 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 13
People and Portraits
Pull by CatRoPo
Marta by BirdSophieBlack
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Amaurosis by Kostassoid
art of indonesian lady by felixheru
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Fashion, Glamour and Pin-Up Special
Alien by Laura-Ferreira
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Project Educate: Permission to Photograph People Permission to Photograph PeopleProject Educate: Permission to Photograph People3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a tough topic and one that most of us like to shy away from rather than embrace, but the honest truth is that the shots of people that you get - the best kind - are the ones that are candid, journalistic or spontaneous. That usually means asking permission afterwards, or not asking permission at all - which can appear quite odd, to some. One of my biggest concerns and anxieties is having my camera out in public. I recently went to a beach, of all places, and was shooting the coastline when a horrible feeling crept over me and I realised that there were lots of people around and that I was invading, a little bit, on their privacy. These guidelines are useful for shooting on the street, at public gatherings and events and at more formal occasions such as weddings.
If the person is going to be the main subject of your photo - then it's kind to ask permission, get perm
Tutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set UpTutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set Up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mission: Photograph the pageant pictures for the Regional Hooters Pageant.
Goal: Offer something unique to Hooters and the women in the Pageant. Give them something other than, the normal pageant pictures.
The situation actually turned out great this year. I had a space that allowed me to have privacy and was next to the trailer the women where changing in. The previous year we had issues because it is a outdoor event and a lot of the "fans" tried to mingle with the contestants. So we had the perfect spot. We were also able to use the district managers mustang as a prop so that was really cool. The soft box is boomed up front. Always remember, especially when shooting outside, to bring something to weigh down the boom. Too easy for it to get blown over, even by the slightest gust of wind. The second light (gelled with pu
Do Artists Matter?Do we matter?Do Artists Matter?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm specifically talking about "us" as designers, artists, or creative people. Do artists matter?
I have two personal stories that have helped me gauge and answer that question for myself. I hope they help you too.
(SIDE NOTE: I believe in a God and I believe that God loves me and leads my path but that I have free will and can turn from his leading and do my "own thing". Both of these stories have a TON of "God flavoring" that would make them much longer, so know that they are there if you want to read between the lines and find them. In short, both stories are answers to prayer.)
After 9/11 I felt worthless. Making cartoons just wasn't important in the new post 9/11 world. Firemen, policemen, construction workers, teachers, healthcare workers, architects- really, anyone that contributes to rebuilding our world and its infrastructure, those people had important jobs to do. We
5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)There are lots of tips, chestnuts, and other pieces of advice that I've heard over the years--tidbits of wisdom passed on from one generation to the next, from professional to professor to prospective student. Some of them are drawing tips, some of them are tricks to dealing with publishers, and some are general guidelines on how to survive in comics. Most of them are useful and true and will stand the test of time, but a few of them have become hackneyed platitudes and have gone unquestioned for too long. Here are 5 that I'm questioning...5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. READERS WILL ONLY LOOK AT A PANEL FOR 5 SECONDS, SO DON'T SWEAT IT TOO MUCH.
I understand the intention of this bit of wisdom, and I mostly agree with it: drawing great interiors is important, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down with small details that most readers won't even notice.
But here's my concern with this: if you treat every panel like it's disposable, then you're less likely to make an impact with reader
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting
it's all about work!Every day i hear how talented I am - I think this is a incorrect. I think that talent is confused with work. I do believe there is talent in every artist, but it is only 5%- you see when we were younger we all drew the same. As we got older, many people stopped trying to draw due to comments, lack of interest or what ever other reason they put there. The others that continued, like all things learned that it is 95% work, frustration, tears, anger, determination, persistence, practice, practice, practice, & more practice that allows them to create the artwork you see. Many people just grade the artist on the end result, in reality they missed the struggle and battle that truly defines the piece created. I enjoy the 5% talent I see around me yet I respect the 95% dedication that these great artist put out that makes their works fantastic. I believe anyone can learn to draw- they just have to want it bad enough. and that means that they are willing to show us by putting the effort in to iit's all about work!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Places XXXIXPlaces XXXIX3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A collection of monochrome places
Safe Passage by PixiePoxPhotography Forest 15 by Octo-pus
Potentially by Capturing-the-Light blindly by all17
Laguna by Chaerul-Umam
past days by SevimDalan Alpine X by Mar-jus
Rolling Mists by CommanderEVE Leeds Castle by Erinti
____ by windrides
*** by pr13s7
THOUGHTS ON COMICS CONVENTIONSSo I wrote a blog on Comics Conventions. How and why I try to navigate them professionally and creatively:THOUGHTS ON COMICS CONVENTIONS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Behind the SurfaceAnd what do you see behind the surface?Behind the Surface4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pictures by chriseastmids
Under-exposed FeatureFelt like doing a feature of some under-exposed artworks. Who knows, maybe this will be a theme.Under-exposed Feature3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wave by dinabelenko. by MariannaKiss
Two colored by Evey90Light Painter by HannaLF
.O u r Worlds Meet. by GrotesqueDarling13Curves by markie2k
Legio mihi nomen est, quia multi sumus by IgnacioEspejoyou're a lifesaver by BlueColoursOfNature
If you watch me and are
FeatureHello people!Feature5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am going to be shooting some photos soon after a long time of idly and pressure. Anyways, I have gotten a lot of inspiration from many people here on dA these past months and people are recognizing my work a lot better on Facebook and such websites. Thank you guys.
One thing that is clear at this moment for me, I am no more a dark-artist. I am an absto-psychedelic artist.
Yo-landi Vi$$er by Ilko94
Some Of My Drawings. 1. by SteMerrigan Alligator Bay 3 by Dreena
On Shadows, Lines and Curves...On Shadows, Lines and Curves...4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Telluric Waves by H3ad0n
Field by TotallyMad
Guide Lines by AntonioGouveia
Sequence by Voyager-A
redred6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ardent blood rhythms by PsycheAnamnesis sunglasses at night by raineese
Illusions by peggymintun the shadow cast by Inextremiss Rage by Ophidianeyes
:L by freMDartet nasty by EvaShoots Little Red I by kostucha
red red wine by partiallyHere
241 by volute 272 by volute 281 - Ichthys by volute
put on your red light by augenweide red sun by edredon Overlook Elevator by redwolf518
Guest of Die Ghul ShowGuest of Die Ghul Show2 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Fire StarterFire Starter1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Fire in the Woods by carlosthe W.647 by urg
Elements - Fire by CassiopeiaArt Dance into the Fire by LuLebel
shot by Ejik1977
Pyromaniac by Saburwulf Inferno by VictoriaJill Matches 2 by cofneverlivetotell
Smoke by artwom77
The Burning by machihuahua Ignite by carts
DA IS SEXYFOR SURE WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL SEXY PHOTOS ON DADA IS SEXY2 months ago in Personal More Like This
BUT WE ALSO HAVE SAME AWFUL ONES
LET ME SHOW ONLY THE BEAUTIFUL
FROM GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS
AND LOVELY LADIES
Calendar 2010_July by CarnischRaining by DenisGoncharovGoing bed by robertomolinaCorail la magnifique by louisdemirabert
Untitled by aleksandra88
76867 by aleksandra88cold by aminoacido
no title 70 by ABritoKellie Window by NickGileswiur 8086 by MichalTokarczuk
no title 46 by ABrito<
Die Ghul Show with NEO-ANIMA!:icondasghul:: Welcome BACK to my humble show, :iconneo-anima:!Die Ghul Show with NEO-ANIMA!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do you enjoy RETURNING here?
:iconneo-anima:: Thank you, honourable Ghul. Im enjoying. Nice place you have here.
:icondasghul:: Do you like how due to more guests, the amount of STUDIO FURNITURE keeps growing?
If so, what would be your favourite new piece?
:iconneo-anima:: Im impressed by the eclectic collection of furniture.
Can I add Salvador Dalis classic lips couch Mae West ?
:icondasghul:: Certainly, anything fits here that's done with LIPS!
So, according to your very own mind, how is DALI connected with MAE WEST?
:iconneo-anima:: As I understand it Dali had a fascination with her, did the painting Il volto di Mae West. Personally, Im happy his work was commecialized and made into sofas, clocks, watches... I have most of the perfumes with the bottles as mouths and corks as noses. They dont smell too good but sometimes surface is everything ( smiles ).
:icondasghul:: When, exactly?
Life Is Strange...LIFE IS STRANGE…Life Is Strange...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes things accelerate unexpectedly and you find your life in a state of flux - my photography has taken some twists and turns this month , been de-railed by lack of funds and some relationships have stalled. Time to step back and take some perspective, fix the relationships and things that are broken and move forward
My book of Art Nudes is still available via Amazon and Createspace at further reductions – plans are underway for a revised and expanded 2nd edition in early 2014
Title 'Art Nudes' Author 'Dave Ellis' - Paperback format 11" x 8.5" 154 pages / 101 images
ISBN-13: 978-1482067736 ISBN-10: 1482067730 Title ID: 4145578
Made out of VisionMade out of abstractionMade out of Vision3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Made out with colors
Tebufenozide by nastynoser
kissing the lipless by ordinaryriches
melancholia by ototoi
DreamDust by ZawArt
crescendo by tomhegedus
september rain by EvilineMoonflesh
Made out colorless
646193 by panpropanbutan
-|||-\\--|/- by y5y6
.12.09.07. by dasTOK
Distant Coast by esmahanozkan
___\ ii /___ by y5y6
Lives Only in the Light by LevAni11
the spiralling of winter ghosts by ra-gro
dead birth by ShiNoKoe
get born again by AlmAArietis
Feature week 87Feature week 871 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pale Grey Black
Yellow and Green
Brown Ocher Fawn
Gold and Crimson
Voyage to Lilliput by alexgphoto
YBA-Divider by Andecaya
combinations with crosses by Andrea1981G
YBA-Divider by Andecaya
Portal dimensional by Patxitoillustrator
YBA-Divider by Andecaya
Kiona 2014 by larsmidnatt
YBA-Divider by Andecaya
Spires South of Chimney Rock by IvieMoon