SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?Okay so I get a bunch of these question all the time about being an Artist. Questions like "How do you draw like that?" "Will you draw my comic for Free?" "What do I need to do to get better?" "What are the tools you use?" Ect...SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to provide all these Answer and more here, so listen up.
1.The most commonly asked question is "How did you learn how to draw"
I get asked this question a ton and my answer is pretty much the same every time. "PRACTICE!!!" I cannot stress this enough, but you have to practice. You will only get out of it what you put into it. How good do You want to be?
Truthfully thats up to you.
I've put in a good 15 years of drawing almost everyday. I've wanted to be a comic artist more than anything. I WANTED IT! And now I'm doing it. But I had to work at it. I didn't just wake up one day an
PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Literature Critique Tips3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
I Want A Mom That Will Last ForeverI want a mom to take my handI Want A Mom That Will Last Forever2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and make me feel like a holiday
A mom to tuck me in at night
and chase the monsters away
I want a mom to read me stories
and sing me a lullaby
And if I have a bad dream, to hold me when I cry.
Oh, I want a mom that will last forever
I want a mom to make it all better
I want a mom that will last forever
I want a mom that will love me whatever, forever
black cat by pluummmpluummm
And when she says to me that she'll always be there
To watch and protect me, I don't have to be scared
Black widow and white cat by halucynowagirl and her cat by kargapolovR
Ann with Cat by Siilin
Oh, and when she says to me I will always love you,
I won't need to worry cause I'll know that it's true
me and my cat by Basistka
Marina and Motya by SoulcrackeD
she, cat by Crashka:thumb170034790:
I want a mom when I get lonely, to take the time to play
A mom who can be a friend and find a rainbow when it
SAYYYY WHAT?! TEEN TITANS IS FINALLY BACK?!YES!!!! YOU HEARD ME RIGHT!SAYYYY WHAT?! TEEN TITANS IS FINALLY BACK?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TEEN TITANS IS BACK! BUT... It is not season 6.
There are good news and bad news (it depends on how you view it)
-THE RUMOR ABOUT TESTING TT SHORTS ON BRINGING BACK THE ACTUAL SHOW WAS TRUE.
-ALL VOICE ACTORS WILL BE TOGETHER
-Still has that kid-ish appropriate.
-Full half-hour shows!
Bad News( Changes. it depends if its good or bad in your view):
-The title will be: Teen Titans Go!
-Different drawing styles
-More focused on humor
-It's more of a filler episode as being teenagers during their free time
-Premieres in 2013.
Found out where?:http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d52ux02
I'm glad they're back but I'm sorta scared on how it'll turn out. Hopefully it's still interesting, yes?
I'm just disappointed that there's no continuation to the last episode "Things Change"... and I'm not sure if Rob and Star will even hav
Teen Titans Go Drawings (:Just found it on tumblr!Teen Titans Go Drawings (:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for taking too long on updating the next chapter for 7 Days and drabbles. I'm stuck with a writersblock
Contest - Winners will be announced tomorrow!!Dear raiders, the judging of our first grand art contest is almost completeContest - Winners will be announced tomorrow!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We will be announcing the winners tomorrow, Nov 11 2012, so make sure to check for a journal update!! Nervous much?
Dear Raiders, we’re thrilled to announce that after long weeks of preparations we are finally ready to launch
our first grand art contest!
You do know all these gorgeous promotional artworks, don’t you?
And do you know how those were created? All these masterpieces used to be very rough sketches once, like this:
Many of you definitely know how fascinating the process of an artwork’s creation is - how the idea turns into a sketch, how the sketch turns into a breathtaking artwork. Tomb Raider Empire offers you a chance to walk in the shoes of creative directors yourselves and invites to join the contest
So what are you to do here? As the na
Creator Owned Day is 1st March 2012.The challenge:Creator Owned Day is 1st March 2012.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Create a sketch of an original character or concept and and post it on your blog Thurday 1st March. It should be a concept completely owned by the artist (or co-owned with the writer/collaborators permission to post).
Why? A number of reasons:
1. A lot of reader and creator focus is on characters owned by larger corporations. Let's bring a little spotlight on creating brand new, creator owned concepts.
2. Bringing a little awareness to the business side of co-creating original content. Take a look at Jeff Parker's article and follow up comments on the subject. Co-creators can take this opportunity as a little trial run, just make sure to have a mutual agreement in advance.
3. Fun! A few creators discussed the idea on Twitter and thought it was a great opportunity to create something entirely new, while bringing attention to these sketches.
1. Create an sketch of a new character/character you own. We're doing this primarily to get our imaginations running, so
fangirling like crazy right now XDBBRae proof baby!!!fangirling like crazy right now XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Keep what inspires you! And learn to multi-task.I met a lot of great people during APE con. Artist, writers, animators, teachers, everyone! But there was one conversation I had that stood out. A very kind lady asked if she could show me her portfolio. I remember when I was young, I was no where near as brave. In fact, I remember having one of my friends show Jo Chen my sketchbook and I'd always remember the words she asked to pass on to me (keep drawing!). So it's a bit odd being on the other end of table.Keep what inspires you! And learn to multi-task.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It takes great courage to show your work and people take for granted this fact when they are so quick to criticize or offer "critiques" disguised to devalue.
This lady told me her story with her artwork and her experience with art classes. I was shocked at the line in which a teacher would cross - you cannot dictate what inspires people. And what make them start loving art.
Now, I am fully on board the fact that all illustrators (or any type of artist) should always draw from life and keep learning and experimenting in different m
Fav this journal, and win a premium membershipyou can spare a premium membership faving this journal,Fav this journal, and win a premium membership2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will choose a random winner ^^ good luck!!
Roller Skate Rainbow by ClairKruskampTree by bofink
Meant to be by WassermothSoulful by GeorgiaThThe Desolation of Hyrule by ManiacSquirrel72
For When you No longer Need Me by Rav3nHat:thumb209515455:Rainy day 2 by Tar-Ankalime
Rabbits by AmBr0Persephone Returns by JaneDautantTruth. by scathing-sanity
Marie's your Valentine! by touya-donoinspector javert by IthillothAnthro Couple-Adolphe+Moriko by tigerlover71439325
Alveolated by BeiHuiNingEscape by SamesPhotoSkyrim: Angrboda by Dok-aLeXa
Platicities by Terra-TOINeilGaimanCoT:RebirthFromFlame by samraedukeYear of the Snake by Hel-gi
Nemopilema Nomurai by LemonGalaxylove letters by Anastasia-RiSirena by WeAreJet
:thumb348089357:cosmological singularity by CarlosMaupoeySorolla:thumb350245792:
_Tramway_ by areia177Kurai Shin by MrGutierrezPride And Prejudice by MockingRobin
Lyra by svyreLe Bro by HisNameIsIreneThe Uneven Cover by khaevis
Sherlock Et Aby by shiniusCoffee versions by purecoincidenceMi soledad by lightrainbow
Wisdom by PanikSuraTankgirl by SeijiMarceloHuman / Sanguigna by plumes7278
Lyra Silvertongue by UnknownStainM.E.4- Thousand Stars by LilithGiroyamiMummer's Statue by Ferreson
Candy Woods by SilvanneMusic is my medicine by K-127:thumb316795203:
Softly by TheJoanaPADJ:
Franchise Remix - FSRXYou know what’s cool? Cool stuff.Franchise Remix - FSRX6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You know what else is cool? Doing cool things.
What if one could do cool things with cool stuff? (GENIUS)
Welcome to a fortnightly activity in which you basically tell me what to draw. The focus being: crossovers between any two franchises.
I will have 2 polls running, each with 10 different franchises – one determines the subject and the other determines the theme. Every second Friday, I’ll take the highest voted franchises from each list and combine them with an illustration into a Frankenstein’s monster of franchises – the “Franchistein”, if you will.
Additionally, there will be 2 similar polls formed with any and all suggestions you make. These determine which franchises will appear in the top 10 lists.
I created a few examples, to give you an idea of the remix:
Zelda + Tron
Alice in Wonderland + Kill la Ki
Death Battle Sale: Because it's ChristmasDeath Battle Sale: Because it's Christmas3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Leading the charge: Aragorn (Lord of the Rings) vs. Chrom (Fire Emblem) taken by :iconredhavic:
Warrior Princesses: Leina Vance (Queen's Blade) vs. Pyrrha Alexander (Soul Calibur) taken by :iconhakuxtemari:
The unkillable target meets the immortal assassin: Korosensei (Assassination Classroom) vs. Deadpool (Marvel) taken by :iconpsyinsti:
The rockhard law enforcer takes on the air master of anarchy: Kuvira vs. Zaheer (Legend of Korra) taken by :iconsluglo:
C.S.I Magician: John Constantine (DC Comics) vs. Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files) taken by :iconredhavic:
Fanservice galore: Ryuko Matoi (Kill La Kill) vs. Bayonetta taken by :icongoddragonking:
Just Tell the Fucking StoryOkay, so I saw this journal that contained a number of tips, including a detailed section on 'show don't tell,' and I had an epiphany. There was an 'Oh' and everything so you know it's legit.Just Tell the Fucking Story2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
For a while now I have wondered why amateur writers write the most mind-numbingly long descriptions that I could not care about even a little (yes, my attention span is short, why'd you think I put in so many GIFs? but anyway, I'm a bit atypical there). I mean, I don't want the 'flames of burning searing pain of the aching broken heart' all up in my grill. I'd genuinely prefer a 'he hated her after the break up.' That's all I need to know about that? Good. Move on.
And that's the 'oh' moment: when people tell you to show not tell, they always fail to mention 'pacing.'
Look, there are times when it's best to convey a mood. His trembling fingers reach for the full glass, her voice an angry buzz in the back of his mind--I'd consider that a reasonable establishing shot. But if you're halfway t
Free request raffle! ((closed))So I feel like doing a raffle...and that's all there is to it XDFree request raffle! ((closed))1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To enter this is what you need to do-
fav this journal
feature this journal in your journal
send me a link to the journal you featured this journal in
after you do all that, comment below with your request and I will randomly choose one person to do their request, plus the winner gets 5! Also, for entering, I will feature you in this journal
I have never done a raffle before so I hope I'm doing this right XD
I miss 'my' Deviantart...I miss having a simple message center filled with great photos from people I used to knowI miss 'my' Deviantart...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I miss submitting a photo in a gigantic interesting world made of art of all kinds
I miss the vibrant community
I miss the emotion of getting tons of favorites and fantastic comments
I miss the thrill of the popular page, 'will it make it there?'
I miss the honor of Daily Deviations, and I can still remember the shivers I felt when someone told me by sms that I had been awarded a DD
I miss the provocative journals
I miss the perfect mix between maturity and innovation
I miss having a place here
I miss you.
Ask me what you want me to drawI always wanted to do this kind of thing. Drawing some drawings of what people ask for.Ask me what you want me to draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So whatever you want me to draw that I agree to, I'll draw.
Here's a list of TV shows and Movies I'm okay with drawing for you:
Invader Zim, Most Disney Classic cartoon movies and shows, The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy, Angry Beavers, Evil Con Carne, Darkwing Duck, Seth Macfarlane cartoons, Animaniacs, The Powerpuff Girls, Tiny Toons, Trick R Treat, Pokemon from the first generation, Teen Titans, 2 Batman cartoons from 1992 and 2005, Quack Pack, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Disney's House of Mouse, Recess (TV series), Kim Possible, Dave the Barbarian, The Proud Family, Kick Butt
What's On My BookshelfThe sweet CiaranDenoir asked what art-related books I have that I learnt from and still read.What's On My Bookshelf3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's quite a LOT of books. But consider that I've collected them over the course of the past 10 years. I still re-read them whenever I find time, and learn new things from them.
More than half of my books are in English, because that's where the good stuff is at.
Titles in other languages than English are written in cursive.
Artists, Artbooks and Art History
Die Geschichte der Kunst (The History of Art)- Ernst Gombrich
The Arthur Rackham Treasury - Dover Publications
Illustration Now Taschen
The Art of Hergé vol. 1 1907-1937
The Art of Hergé vol. 2 1937-1949
The Art of Hergé vol. 3 1950-1983
J.W. Waterhouse James Meyer
Lawrence Alma-Tadema Rosemary J. Barrow
Why You Should Keep WritingWhy You Should Keep Writing2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Q: What do you guys think of my story so far? Should I keep going?
This seems to be a very popular question. I'll argue it's a useless question, and explain why.
This reply is directed at new writers, and despite the tone that may follow, I really do intend to be sincere and helpful. I was once a newbie, too. And although I'm certainly not going to claim to be great, I've fallen flat on my face enough times to learn how to pick myself up and produce something I'm proud of.
Here's why you need to not ask this question. You're either going to succeed, or you're going to fail. But, either way, you'll be better off for having:
2. Figured out how to motivate yourself to continue
3. Completed the entire first run of the story yourself
1 ~ I can speculate that there are plenty of people out there who are afraid of failure. I know first-hand. I'm not a professional writer. I teach mathematics. And it is my job every Fall to convince a hu
Hell sings and the Crimson fucker !Well Guys and Gals , The tunisian Jerkass is finally back ! WITH A FUCKING VENGEANCE ! Of course proper music is mandatory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF6k0eI0rSUHell sings and the Crimson fucker !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time for us to talk about one of my favorite mangas (that I was too lazy to talk about last time . God , can I be sloppy when it comes to write stuff...): HELLSING . And by that I mean BOTH manga and TV series. Seriously I am disgusted by all the crap that gets thrown at the latter . It didn't follow the manga ? Well bouhouhou ... it still managed to give me something worth my time and money , and it has aspects the manga definitely lacks . Most purists can get so fucking grating , don't you think ? ...
For those who just joined the course , here is the main plot : The story revolves around an extremely powerful vampire named Alucard, used by the Hellsing organization, to destroy less refined vampires that actively threaten and attack the mortal populace in Britain. While the short TV series stays within the bound
Spirit Day: A Bi VoiceIn honour of Spirit Day, I would like to share something about my own experiences with people's reactions to my sexuality. When asked my sexual orientation, I say 'bisexual' simply because it's more concise than the things I find attractive in a person don't tend to be gender specific so what does or doesn't dangle between a person's legs is as irrelevant to me as the colour of their eyes or the size of their feet when it comes to assessing whether or not they are physically, intellectually or emotionally appealing.Spirit Day: A Bi Voice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That doesn't sound too crazy, right? I mean, plenty of people are bisexual. It shouldn't be a big deal. But for some reason, it often is. I've always been pretty comfortable talking about my sexuality in relevant contexts. I'm not confrontational or militant about it, I don't wear an "I'm bisexual, lets talk about me!" t-shirt and I never felt the need to come out, because I always figured that if people want to make assumptions about who I find attractive, that's th
Double Dragon NEONHi there guys! As maybe you know Double Dragon NEON was released the last week! and whoa! It was an incredible project! I´ve got several notes and emails asking if I was involved in the game: "billy and Jimmy looks like your charas", "the girls!", etc... so, yes! I worked in chara design and concept art. Was really an honor not only to be part of a franchise that I love like Double Dragon (as a kid, I spent hours playing the original game on arcades and then withe the NES version) but also to work with one of the game developers I deeply admire like Wayforward in this love letter to the 80´s. You can play it right now in your Xbox 360 and PS3!!! I hope you like it! I love brawlers! hope to upload some of the images soon tooDouble Dragon NEON3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also this is the last week for pre-release of CLOUD RIDERS, the new Kerion album! you can pre-order it and get some goodies like a big poster of the cover I´ve done and also some nice cards of the characters I designed for
Death Battles Season Two Finalized!Death Battles Season Two Finalized!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Rumble in the Cretaceous Jungle!
Spinosaurus aegypticus VS Tyrannosaurus Rex!
I'm not cleaning THAT up
Scruffy the Janitor VS The Janitor (Scrubs)
Time Traveling Secret Service VS Super-Powered KGB
Abby Maitland (Primeval) VS Black Widow (Marvel)
:iconYoungSamurai18: repping Black Widow
A new Arrival to the Neighborhood
The Villager (Animal Crossing) VS The Farmer (Harvest Moon)
:iconSluglo: repping the Villager
It's Morphing Time!
Animorphs Battle Royale (Rachel VS Marco VS Tobias VS Cassie VS Jake)
A shoot out at the Not OK Corral
Jonah Hex (DC Comics) VS Django Freeman (Django)
ravine issue 2 is out in septembershould ave been august, but some unexpected problems popped out ...i hate unexpected problems....ravine issue 2 is out in september2 years ago in Personal More Like This
cause..yknow..expected ones are just friggin awesome XD
anyhoo issue 1 will be reprinted too and available.
about the books themselves. each issue is a 160 page graphic novel. of that book 1 is 120 pages of comic, and 40 pages of bonus world material. sort of an encyclopaedic, not necessary, but tasty fluff,
book 2 is 135 pages of comic and 25 pages of fluffy side stuff
series itself will consist of 12 books. so by is end it will be about 1500 pages of one single fantasy tale
early previews for boo 2 are here, and soon the ones with final text and lettering will be shown, online so i will link those when they are up
books are available for preorder through amazon , and pretty much any comic book store or top cow.