Tip of the Day: Long termTip of the Day: Focus on what will get us great long term results. It might be harder but life will be easier in the long run.Tip of the Day: Long term3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
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Tip of the Day: FrustrationTip of the Day: Leaps in learning comes from working through great frustration. Gotta keep going!Tip of the Day: Frustration3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Time-lapse video!Hello everyone!Time-lapse video!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have just uploaded an updated version of the time-lapse video for Rapunzel. If you have seen this video already, it's basically the same but the image is upside up, instead of upside down as originally recorded, so you get a better look at the picture being colored!
Video Interview with Pixar's Louis GonzalesVideo Interview with Pixar's Louis Gonzales3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Video Tutorial. Painting Hair in 7 StepsShort tutorial I put together. Let me know about future topics you'd like to see!Video Tutorial. Painting Hair in 7 Steps5 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to Get a Job in AnimationA little while back, I posted an answer to a question on tumblr that has gotten an unexpectedly enthusiastic response. I tried to upload the comic here on dA, but kept running into issues.How to Get a Job in Animation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, if you're interested in a little unsolicited life advice you can read it here. http://anthonyholden.tumblr.com/post/50578458046/what-are-studios-looking-for-how-can-i-get-into-a
Take care, all!
Tip of the Day: Spending todayTip of the Day: Spending todayTip of the Day: Spending today3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a healthy thought to maximize your life. Imagine the number of days of your life were dependent on how you used each day.
How would you spend today? This doesn't mean to just work all day but instead to live every moment to the fullest whether during work or play or spending quality time with loved ones.
Sending positive vibes to everyone.
on stylesimma keep this one simple....on styles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
style is just how the artist feels like treating his or her world at any given time!
it is influenced by the styles of other artists the artist admires
it is an amalgamation of influences mixed with personal sensibility....
it is perpetually changing and evolving
and it is not a trademarked property
see, i personally am a mix of influences from michael turner , adam hughes, marc silvestri, alex ross a few concept artist, and my design is greatly influenced by stan winston studio
my cartoonyer style is influenced greatly by disney and don bluth with a dash of manga and a healthy dose of j scott campbell who can probably tell you a similar story about the origins of his own style
its the nature of humanity people.
we stand on each others shoulders striving for greatness. so too will i influence quite a few artists who will adapt my own approaches into their workflow.
also.... i'm batman!
just to see who is still reading XD
Contest(NEW PRIZES,AGAIN, even more!)EDITContest(NEW PRIZES,AGAIN, even more!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
see below for details
So I'm going to be holding a sort of mini-contest
in that the prizes aren't really that great and you don't have to put a lot of effort into your entries
also the deadline wont be very long
So the aim of the contest is to draw character/s from a fairytale but with a foreign twist, eg; Indian Rapunzel (with sari's and whatnot, like this one http://lamamama.deviantart.com/art/Tangled-in-India-284601830)
You can Include just the protagonist, or you can also throw in the prince/princess or villian( be creative)
also, a short summary in the artist comment about the fairytale you have chosen, and changed, would be great
you can also set it in modern day and/or switch the genders of some of the characters
Also! You may do as many entries as you like
Also, you have to choose one of the following fairytales(suggestions are welcome if you want to do a different one)
First in best dressed, i want everyone doing a different fairytale
so this february...coming soon to deviantart near you XDso this february...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is gonna be a craaaazy February
1 ravine will be published- 11 years in development, finally kicking that off
2 chapter 3 of sunstone will be finished
3 book 1 combining chapter 1 and 2 of sunstone will be reformatted for print and rewrites to be done
4 gotta make issue 1 of Aphrodite 9 for topcow
5 gotta finish the first batch of a webcomic I'm doing with a buddy of mine who is lettering ravine and will once i blackmail him be doing sunstone too
6 gotta please the missus
9random deviantart nonsense for 2 different accounts
all in all.. eh... pretty average XD
scheduleyou probably noticed that last 2 months have been a clusterf#$k. and so will January.schedule3 years ago in Personal More Like This
my work schedule was beyond overloaded, and this January i have to finish my last issue of the artifacts comic, while pushing the issue 1 of aphrodite for top cow parallel with ravine and sunstone.
this January is where my schedule cleans up very nicely and then i can get to spamming stuff oldschool style.
also.. just successfully converted entire first chapter of sunstone to print format ..and ended up 71 pages. since i will be publishing printed versions that contain 2 chapters per issue... the damn book will be the size of ravine...
i guess im a sucker for the graphic novel format.
now, unlike ravine, sunstone will be available here in its entirety. printed version will have revised and improved writing and grammar + polished art. so that those who decide to buy the book ...don't feel ripped off XD
i will probably post another strip fairly soon, but the real fun starts in february
regarding the slow outputthese last six or so months you have noticed my output here was less than impressiveregarding the slow output1 year 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
The Name of the Doctor- my thoughts (spoilers!)Two people have already PM'd me wanting to talk about this, so I figured I'd just get it out of the way here for everyone. Seriously, mega-spolierish, so I'll do a countdown...The Name of the Doctor- my thoughts (spoilers!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Short version- it's rife with the same stuff that makes me tune out of Moff episodes, but for some reason it worked this time around.
The use of the past Doctors (while sometimes shakey, effects-wise) was brilliant- and I throw it in the face of anyone who ever said you can't do an Eleven Doctors story. You got one tonight (and somehow, without even using Paul McGann!!!). For a couple seconds, William Hartnell was back- in color! And we finally saw the TARDIS's pre-Police Box mode! Who else thought of "Zagreus" during the limbo-y final scene? This is the kind of thing I want see in an anniversary year, so good on Moff. Minor missed opportunity- given the recent expense of rebuilding the original console room for "An Adventure in Space And
happy new year everyone :)and with new year come updates and clarificationshappy new year everyone :)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
so, 2014 was both amazing and crappy. those who were paying attention noticed a recurring theme of me mentioning a family health issue that made me focus on paid work in 2014
i don't like sharing details about this so i will leave it at this.
this has improved. it is not resolved but there is optimism.
which is good for sunstone as i can focus on this more !
so as things are looking right now, chapters 5 and 6 will be done this year with some bonus stuff. in a week or so i will post the final strip of chapter 4 in which we finish destroying what was built on poor unstable foundation. and then...
chapter 5. in which a month and three weeks after their first encounter you get to see the moment
after that we will take a step back into the past as for the story to progress, you will need to understand alan....and to do that we will show his time in college with ally, their fallout and reuniting, his t
FeatureJust a little feature about macros and objects, beautiful lights and flowers from my friend's galleries here on DA!Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sunset by See-It-Clear
Untitled by loLO-o
rain by BaxiaArt I want to be a snowflake by gigi50 Blue Stripes by musicismylife10027
Immersed by PawelMatys a lonely rose by youarelightinthedark
HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO MEDON'T PANIC!HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO ME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so a slew of questions that i am pummelled with made me do this.
so here we go.
WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
i am stjepan sejic, a comic and videogame artist designer 3d modeller illustrator, and a comic writer.
yeah... i have a few hobbies XD
in my career i have drawn the following comics
kade sun of perdition, my first comic book outing
darkness levels 1 issue
first born event 3 issues
witchblade.. 30 +issues
broken trinity 3 issues
angelus 6 issues angelus pilot season 1 issue
first born aftermath 1 issue
artifacts about 15ish issues
aphrodite 9 8 issues and going!
and a crapton of covers
dynamite entertainment , a crapton of covers
zenescope entertainment a crapton of covers
marvel a bunch of covers
comics i draw and write
ravine- epic fantasy 1 issue out, 2 about to be published
teen witchblade, adventure/comedy being finished, and issue 1 will be posted here
of future out of context stuffdont rely on it too much. while i will use most of it, there are big changes in store for many of them.of future out of context stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
call it a writing experience resulting in far more powerful scenes to come. for instance instead of ally s drunken admittance of love i got something planned that will make yall melt... cuz im an ass like that
lets put it like this, these 4 chapters i will take great pleasure of taking you through an emotional gauntlet...so this is gonna be fun.. for me...muahahahahha...XD
seriously.. i cant wait till i get to the end of chapter six...damn, the thing i just sketched is good!!! i love my time machine XD
and then this happenned....WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?!?!?!? ARE YOU SHITTING ME???? SUNSTONE IS IN THE FINAL ROUND???and then this happenned....2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
fuck it i gotta make some kind of a celebration pic or something this is ridiculous!
Black and WhiteSome shots picked from my favourites B&W folder here in DABlack and White1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sunday on the shore by iNeedChemicalX
Untitled by manuelestheim
Later gator by lomatic
Being Beautiful by clippercarrillo Camera Hog by clippercarrillo
stillness by Weissglut
Lovers by OwlTherapy
5 LevelsI've spoken as guest speaker a number of times over the years (come visit me at SCAD Atlanta in January). While I'm not the best or most patient teacher, I think my strength is my pragmatic and blunt approach to the business side of comics. In order to help the students think of a "5 YEAR PLAN" (more on that in an upcoming post), I'll often break down the different page rate levels of comic book artists as a way to help analyze the playing field of our industry. If there's a ladder to success, what's wrong with defining each rung? I imagine such a breakdown helpful for moving up in most any industry, not just comics.5 Levels4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 5 LEVELS of comic artists as I see them--NOT based on talent but on page rates, popularity, and the prestige of the titles the artist works on. You might define them differently or have more than just 5, but I find that less-is-more when it comes to people being able to retain information.
5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
updates on new strips and print publishingso, time for some updates.updates on new strips and print publishing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
next week i will be posting the next strip and possibly another one. , by this i mean the next official chapter continuation. before that there is an alan ministrip i'm working on that is just.. ..well.. something nice, ull see not trolling this time XD
now , on publishing.
so far i have gotten a bunch of offers by publishers so that is not twhat is delaying it. personally i have my own preferance so i will probably take that road.
why it is still not out?
simple. going from the webcomic to standard comic format required a lot of work in creative cropping and reformatting.
this brought with itself a problem with making the writing fit.
this was an impossible task which required me to rewrite the whole damn thing.
flow has been significantly improved. small errors in continuity fixed,(like ally telling lisa that the bathroom is third door on the left when it is actually the second door... SHADDAP THAT'S IMPORTANT!)
a lot of wri
fucking internet.....i consider myself a fairly open minded person, and quite an easy guy to talk to. when people want to share my pictures and strips, i take it as a compliment. when people want to do fanarts i take it as an even greater one.fucking internet.....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
when people want to trace my stuff or use it as a reference, i say, go for it. if it helps you learn something, awesome!
when people want to edit something of mine and take the moment to ask me to do it, i usually say yes
we are all different, we all have our own little fetishes, and mine being bdsm, who the fuck am i to judge.
but recently i have been sent a link of one of my pictures, ally and lisa as a ponygirl one edited to be a guy....and it pissed me off.
not because the picture was edited, hell not even because whoever did it ended up putting their own website watermark to it... fuck it
what pissed me off is that the person who did it couldn't take a second to ask could he or she do it. just basic respect
cause the funny thing is, i wou
madnessapparently einstein defines madness as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.madness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i call that practice....
so in short , if you wanna get good...
you gotta go a little bit crazy XD
(i cant believe that this has to be said but... this is a fun little joke from the same guy that brought you the sheer brilliance of dildo baggins, don't take me too seriously, god knows i don't XD)