How to draw your characters from ANY angle!How to draw your characters from ANY angle!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The NEW Batman.A rant... so strap in...The NEW Batman.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday's events... Joss' opinion on the ending of ESB, Bradley Cooper's probable casting as the voice of Rocket Raccoon and the biggie, Ben Affleck being named the next Batman has made me realize just how absolutely insane some of you people are.
Seriously. I'm not joking. Some of you people have absolutely ZERO CLUE as to what you're talking about. But I thank you in advance for making weeding you out easier.
Let's start with Whedon and move from there.
So Joss apparently was quoted as saying that he was "appalled by the the ending of Empire because it didn't have an ending."
It didn't folks. And he was referring to being appalled as a kid. Trust me, all of you whining about this right now were too, just that "appalling" is too strong a word for some of you. At least those of you who were old enough to see these films in the theaters in their original run, which most of you weren't. You had the instant grat
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yet again the Mass Effect Fandom proved that it will not leave the ending in the state it was presented in the game. A certain (fan!) mod was created (and is right now in the testing phase) a Happy Ending Mod for ME3. We can destroy the Reapers, Shepard lives (EDI and Geth too) and most importantly of all we don't have to worry about the Star Child.
Instruction how to install it and the mod itself can be found here:
You can also check how the mod works here on youtube:
And a few pictures:
( source of images-> http://lady-blackfish.tumblr.com )
Beyond the Extended Cut... I will reignite.And so the end creeped upon us. With the Extended Cut behind me I can finally say that I've seen the full extent of how BioWare wanted to end the Mass Effect trilogy... And I disliked it. Don't get me wrong, the Extended Cut is a vast improvement over the vanilla endings and I think that everyone should check it out - but it is still the same unfitting ending, it is still something taken out from another story and sewn onto Mass Effect's glistening skin, with it still kicking and screaming (yes, this is just a personal opinion and no, I am not bitter about that - I just dislike how it ended). The themes that made Mass Effect so great are still either nowhere to be found, or twisted around to present a vision I just cannot accept as something that belongs there. My fanface is itching, my writer sense tingling... Not the way I want to end one of the greatest sci-fi experiences of my nerdy little life.Beyond the Extended Cut... I will reignite.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There will be no extended cuts to the Extended Cut. Either you love the current finale,
how to draw glass1. you take an eyedropper tool in photoshophow to draw glass1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2. color-pick see-through
this random moment actually happened to me just now when i wanted to erase surplus lines on my picture and clearly, as i was working on a transparent layer my mind went-- well to erase it just color-pick transparent and paint over with that XD
the whole glass part was my husband just being silly XDDD
OH RAGE OH DISPAIRThis is probably going to end up being a big wall of who-gives-a-fuck, but I REALLY need to get a few things off my chest and then I'll get back to work, I swear. This will probably be very disorganized and contain mean and inciteful shit, so read it or don't. I don't care.OH RAGE OH DISPAIR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are things that I like about interacting with others and also a great deal of things that I absolutely hate - like having to bite my tongue for the sake of being polite. If I can't tell someone that they're doing something that's fucking pissing me off without some weird disproportionate reaction, I can at least let it out here so that it doesn't fester into a mental illness. I meditate, yeah, but it takes years of training to be able to do the Vulcan thing and express my emotions internally. That, and THAT'S FUCKING UNNATURAL. So here we go, if you're okay with possibly having your day ruined, go ahead and read on, but don't say I didn't
i am rarely impressed...buuutthis impressed even mei am rarely impressed...buuut3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this deviants edit of my comic actually made me see that it would be possible to make this into a genuine book one day. pay close attention to some of the edit choices and design choices. as i said, i am rarely impressed to this extent but this is just brilliant!
its the entire chapter 1 edited btw , its niot just a cover pic
Appreciation and some advice for beginnersI have had this journal in mind for quite a long time, thinking I will find a time to write it down after I find a job (so that I can give 'advice' as a professional ). I've been less active in the past weeks since I was on a probation in a game company and I thought I would make it this time, unfortunately today I was told I have to go back to job hunting again. Anyway I'm not gonna wait any longer since some of my fellow deviants have been asking for advice for a long time.Appreciation and some advice for beginners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I start – my apologies if some points in this journal are not clear because of language, I am not a native English speaker.
I'm not giving these advice as a professional or an elite artist (I hope I was!), just sharing my learning experience and some personal understanding of conceptual design and arts. Please ignore or correct me if I got things wrong.
Ok. Some related information about myself – I studied computing at university, in my final year I found myself really lack of interests in programming or
f#$k you brain!!!!so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokesf#$k you brain!!!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
i mean even the damn voice!
im workin on it dammit! XDcalm down , i am making the next one, there have been some unexpected real life things, but the next strip is nearing completion.im workin on it dammit! XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
also...it's hot and humid like satans crack here XD i look at working on my computer with hate and despair!
but it must be done!
How a game developer saved my lifeAfter disappearing for a very long while, halting commissions and delaying the creation of OFF-WHITE; I think I owe you guys an explanation.How a game developer saved my life8 months ago in Personal More Like This
At the beginning of August I found myself at a hospital, diagnosed with gallstones. The only effective way of getting rid of them is to remove the whole gallbladder altogether. Unfortunately it quickly got much worse. I got a severe case of cholecystitis and developed a hydrocele. It was suspected that the inflammation started to spread to my peritoneum and liver. Even more unfortunately it didn't stop there. During all the medical examination I went through during the next few weeks it was discovered that everything was in fact caused by gallbladder cancer, which before was wrongly identified as inflamed tissue.
You can probably imagine how devastated I was after getting the news - after weeks of pain I got to know that I had cancer with extremely poor prognosis and had absolutely no money for a surgery.
Desperate I turned to my
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
White Knights and Why They're HarmfulThis is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.White Knights and Why They're Harmful1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.
I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".
There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure ma
'Plagiarism' and 'Tracing' casesHi everyone.'Plagiarism' and 'Tracing' cases5 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I need to say I NEVER trace photos or other people's works. That's too much.
Second: all the cases is not intended to pass for original work. It's strange to think that if you find something on the internet you can steal it, pass it as your own and nobody ever find original one.
I'm still learning, and sometimes when I like character, overall style, composition etc I want to know why I liked it. So maybe there is where the problem starts - I start to copy (or imitate) it to understand what's so good in it. In the end it's more like a redraw, or a 'tribute'.
My thoughts was that draw tributes means to express my love to the artist and to learn from him. Yes, mistake was in not giving a proper credit, and now I understand.
My biggest mistake was to don't have an ability to understand that it doesn't clear about originality of the pieces, about tributing, to think that is something obvious.
And I'm really sorry for that. I
regarding the slow outputthese last six or so months you have noticed my output here was less than impressiveregarding the slow output11 months ago in Personal More Like This
there has been a family health crisis which i will not explain in details , but suffice to say it caused certain expenses to stockpile so i had to focus on paid work.
so fat this situation seems to be calming down to an extent but it is not likely something that will simply pass
so i can not guarantee a vast improvement in the near future.
i do not need anything from anyone i am okay, i am not here to ask but simply to explain so calm down as i can see already some of you there lovingly throwing money at the screens ...braking screens..and then blaming me for more broken screens XD
new sunstone is coming tomorrow, i thought i would have it done today but the sheer amount of people in the next strip kinda slowed down the process so yes, tomorrow the new strip cometh, and then the one after it should be done within a week or so given that it is a breaking point and a very impor
while you are waiting....so while you are waiting for the dreadful terror of lisa's thank you to truly wreak havoc on everything XD (no really it is gonna be both funny and true) i would like to encourage you to visit my wife's webcomic bloodestein (if you haven't already)while you are waiting....11 months ago in Personal More Like This
1 it is a fun comic
2 well drawn and written
3 actually in continuity with sunstone XD
no...really. sunstone is about half a year ahead chronologically, but ally's gaming friends elly and vlad are the characters from bloodstein
they have made some appearences in sunstone already
so i figure as we will be seeing them more in chapter 5.... you might find it a fun read...
notw back to scheeming and planning
ooooh the horrors of a thank you!!!!
zhanx everyonewow, allmost 2 mil views ...this random pile of crap got big fast XD... so as a bit of a thankyou for the support, have fun i uploaded both chapters that are finished so far as pdfs. enjoy, im off to finish the new onezhanx everyone3 years ago in Personal More Like This
30,000 Watchers! 3000 points Giveaway!I've reached 30,000 watchers!30,000 Watchers! 3000 points Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To celebrate I will be giving away a total of 3000 to random of my watchers!
There will be 10 randomly selected winners of 300 each!
How to Enter
It's a giveaway to my watchers, so you must be watching me to participate
It's never too late to watch me, feel free to do so if you like my art
Simply favorite this journal, it will automatically give you a number
After 48h from posting this journal, I will use http://www.random.org/ to generate random numbers.
If the random generated number is the same from the number next to your name in the f
GOTHIC FANART CONTESTBring the new Gothic Heroes to Live!GOTHIC FANART CONTEST2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconGothic-Risen-fans: challenges you to depict Gothic game characters new vision. Enter the contest by submitting your original art work. Get your creative juices flowing from the PC game, other materials and first of all your imagination.
The main purpose of the competition is to create your own original fanart , depicting your favorite scene from Gothic games, favorite hero, or your own brand new character from the world of Gothic and his unique adventures. You can faithfully show the adventures of the Nameless Hero and his friends, or show off your own interpretations of these events, or show your own vision of the future in the world of Myrthana and Khorinis. We leave you a lot of freedom, so you can show up and let go of the reins of fantasy
Now, let's move on to the contest rules and its duration:
The choice of the charact
MSI TOUR IN EUROPE!!THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS, IN EUROPE!! :iconljuplz:MSI TOUR IN EUROPE!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconsparklesplz::iconlaexplodeplz: http://www.facebook.com/msi/events :iconlaexplodeplz: :iconsparklesplz:
People that have been in the tour now ( in USA ) tell us how it was? :iconbowtieplz:
The concerts seemed so extremely fabulous in the youtube videos, can't wait 'til they get to Europe!
ravine reviews pouring in :)so issue 1 is finally coming out this Wednesday and the reviews are pouring inravine reviews pouring in :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
aaand they seem to like it XD
buut for a democratic balance, i did find one that pretty much reviews it as worst comic aver XD
this is a very good thing. hype needs to be kept in check.
ultimately tho , like any other story, ravine is what you bring with you into it.
if you enter as a cynic, refusing to suspend your disbelief, it will be a pile of ass. same can be said for pret
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's songA blog I follow just posted a gif from that song by Avril, called 'Girlfriend'. We all remember this, I believe, it was a big hit.Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's song3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously, both song AND video are so absolutely cruel and egocentric that I can do nothing but roll my eyes when ever I see/hear it.
Avril is bitching. That's pretty much it, she's bawwwing about how she wants a dude who - that's right - already has a girlfriend.
She's his girl. He allowed her to be his girl, therefore, gee, I don't know, MAYBE he loves her! Maybe she's a really sweet and kind girl, why else would he date her?
But no, don't you dare to think that, because Avril knows what the girl is really like.
Let's see a few statements she makes during the song.
She's like so whatever
What's that supposed to mean? That she's boring?
Well, at least she's not boasting her ego through 50% of the song, while bitching about Avril in other 50%.
No. the girlfriend is so whatever, while Avril is a motherfucking princess,
Our First LoveWe all loved it at first.Our First Love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We loved creating. Those first attempts were driven by enjoyment. We weren't doing it to get better, to "practice", or even, God forbid, for a paycheck. We were doing it to do it. A joy unto itself.
In some ways, I find all my current work to be little more than efforts to rediscover that first love. To get back to that feeling I had at the beginning, before all the training, practice, and work. Before I was "serious." Back when drawing wasn't about creating something pretty but just having fun. No pressure, no demands, no expectations.
...continue reading on my blog: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/our-first-love/