5 Great Podcasts for Artists and IllustratorsFor about two years I have been a big fan of listening to art podcasts while doing my artwork. In that time I have listened my way through many, many hours of illustrators sharing advice and experiences. There are some really informative gems out there and there are some more laid back, but still entertaining podcasts. All of them have one thing in common - they are for artists by artists. If you are an art student who is looking for a glipse into what working as an illustrator is actually like I would even more so recommend that you try out some of these links and give it a listen, you will learn a lot.
1. The Ninja Mountain Podcast - http://ninjamountain.blogspot.com/The Ninja Mountain Podcast has over a 100 episodes on its back. It is a casual, light hearted but also informative podcast with that catch phrase 'For Artist, by Artist' - the panel changes from episode to episode and as a result you
Resin casting mold advice/help?I want to start making dolls with resin parts but have never used resin or molds before.Resin casting mold advice/help?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know what kind would be best (recommendations would be awesome), though I am considering the pourable smooth-on.
But the pourable smooth-on says it should not be used with clay that contains sulfur which I believe sculpey has.
Does it cause the mold to not form properly? Or does it just make the resin cloudy? (which doesn't matter as I will be painting it).
Also if you use an armature do you attach it after the resin has set or do you stick in in as its curing?
What's the best way of doing fragile/thin parts?
How do you get a small seam/not noticeable line where the mold was cut?
Any help is appreciated.
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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
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the Day: ImpossibleTip of the Day: Much of what we say is 'impossible' is just opinion, not fact.Tip of the Day: Impossible3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Barbary Whelp Contest is Closed!Contest Closed!Barbary Whelp Contest is Closed!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
These little guys are examples of our barbary whelp.
We will NOT be commenting on submissions: don't want to show any favoritism! Also, if you don't post your signal-boost link for your second, third, fourth etc. entry, it will NOT be counted.
The immature version of a barbary drake (adults coming soon), they're so named for their barbarous nature (mind your fingers). Barbaries are voracious eaters, and when full grown quite capable of tackling prey larger than itself (mind you there isn't too much larger than a full grown barbary). Hatchlings display a wide variety of colour patterns, often in outrageous combinations. These bright, distinctive pelts are thought to advertise the immature drake's venomous nature to any would-be predators. Although somewhat unpredictable in captivity, whelps imprinted at hatching can be domesticated with some measure of success.
Each whelp comes ful
Artisan Craft Themes VIn this edition of Awesome Artisan Crafts we will be looking at a select theme from the Artisan Crafts Gallery.Artisan Craft Themes V4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This issues theme is...
As the year of the dragon is upon us lets look at some of the dragony works that you've made.
Sofia's Enchanted World Toys - little white Dragon by SofiatjenSky Dragon by ShalladdrinYear of the Dragon Full Veiw by OftenSaidDragon by michaelangelo666Purple bead dragon by Crazyclur
Silver Dragon Girl by dracheneiJapanise Dragon Bracelet by AngellTearDragon Earrings by BronzeSmithAsheray, Dragon Healer by elvenelysium:thumb261783857:
Dragon Armor Helmet by AzmalOrange Glow Rainbow Dragon by SerenFeyDragon II by zuddytaggWater Dragon by celes887Dragon Baby by lovebiser
HIATUS!!.:$100 prize Let's get Dangerous Contest:.PLEASE READ!!!!HIATUS!!.:$100 prize Let's get Dangerous Contest:.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Change date! I DONT KNOW WHEN MY INTERNET IS COMING BACK ON SO UNTIL THEN THIS IS ON HIATUS.
hey guys, for those who are entering when you send it to me, send a note PLEASSSEEE! My messages get lost all the time and I never kno if anyone answers back cause I get so many :/ so let me know!
Well here it is....my last contest ever. And the strange part is...I'm actually kind of sad. I thought everything would be different but...now that everything is done and almost out, I'm excited and scared at the same time..but! I won't dwell on old sentiments! I'll be looking forward to everything new! (I'm actually going through and giving people their points for the old contest so it should be done by this weekend) I'm finally back on my feet. I can handle everything C:
So! Here it is! Bleu's last Contest. She's not going to be flaky on this one because it means a lot to her and she's making the prize worth it. She's also going to pay
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
ProjectPorkchop Vol80ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol804 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Silhouette by SilverDragon78 Dehorned by SilverDragon78
Dragon Rider by JAWrome :thumb201612931: :thumb189852261: angel of the forest by JAWrome
Posable Gryphon by LovelyTwistofNature Argyros the Minotaur by LovelyTwistofNature Angel Wing Pendant by LovelyTwistofNature The Faerie's Soul by LovelyTwistofNature
Keep GoingIf you're dealing with discouragement, disappointment, or frustration you should read my new blog post: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/keep-going/Keep Going4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope it helps.
Commission Info (OPEN -- EMERGENCY)As of right now every type of commission is CLOSED until further notice. They will not reopen anytime soon. I honestly cannot tell you when, but likely over a year. In the future I may open ONE slot at a time but for now please do not ask. Trades are also out. I'm sorry for any inconvenience lol. As for why I am closing everything, well, you'll find out soon enough.Commission Info (OPEN -- EMERGENCY)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, I am posting my commission info here, and everything you need to know should be included in this journal entry here. If you have any questions, ask.
I prefer paypal. I currently have my own account to use for that. This info will be given out at payment.
If your commission order is a large one, you can make payments, and with tattoos, if you do not have the full sum up front, you can pay half and after I sketch it, you complete the payment and I complete the art.
What I do:
Great Women of History 1 - HypatiaI was reading through my brother's high school history textbook today, when a thought struck me: I've thumbed through 30 pages, and I haven't seen a SINGLE woman's name. Over 50 percent of the population is female...so why the paucity of historical figures?Great Women of History 1 - Hypatia4 years ago in Personal More Like This
And thus I decided to start this mini-journal series, because there were plenty of amazing, influential women in the past. We just don't talk about them much.
Let's begin our story with one of the great minds of antiquity:
Hypatia, The Last Librarian of Alexandria
Imagine a library - the greatest anywhere on the whole surface of the Earth, charged with collecting all of mankind's knowledge. Imagine halls filled floor-to-ceiling with countless texts, perfumed with the stories and discoveries of people from the farthest corners of the globe. Such a library was founded some 300 years before the birth of Christ; it was part of the Museum of Alexandria, a vast research institute in modern day Egypt, which also inclu
Kawaii text faces 3≖‿≖"Kawaii text faces 34 years ago in Personal More Like This
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