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?8 months 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
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
NEW Justice League of AmericaGuess a lot of fans were saddened over Martian Manhunter not being a founding member of the Justice League, and was replaced with Cyborg instead.NEW Justice League of America2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well you can calm down a bit, because >>>>>>>>>
DUN, DUN, DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
The Martian Manhunter is in the Front and Centre of the team, just like he should be(unless ofcourse Diana joins the team, then she should be the leader)
DC source announcement and a bit more background info(sort of) on this new teamhttp://www.dccomics.com/blog/2012/08/26/dc-entertainment-announces-justice-league-of-america
So what do you think of this unusual roster, as well as the return of the Star Spangled Kid. Comment below
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 september1 year 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.
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 NEON2 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
ARTGERMINATION - My Digital Art ChatroomARTGERMINATION - My Digital Art Chatroom2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many people has asked me about the rationale behind my nickname - Artgerm in many occasions. To me it is more than just a nick, it is actually my mission statement in my art journey, which I would like to see people get "infected" by my works and inspire them to create art. I've been drawing for the past 20 years, in which 16 years in digital medium. Art has already been part of my life long time ago - it is my passion, my profession and my life. Although majority of my time has been devoted to the commercial projects and my family and leave me very little time to impart my art knowledge to others outside of my studio, my mission statement has never and will never change.
As a result, I've decided to setup a deviantArt chatroom recently called Artgermination for all digital art discussions, which I put in a good amount of my time daily to interact with other dA members, sharing with them my journey in art and con
Give me a break (into comics...)Pro comic writer :iconzubby: Jim Zub has a blog where he's written a few entries on how to break into the comics industry. Well worth a read IMO!Give me a break (into comics...)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The links -->
Part 1 - How do I break in? --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1725
Part 2 - Find an artist --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1767
Part 3 - Comic Writing --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1068
Part 4 - The Pitch --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1511
Part 5 - Pitch Critique --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1882
Part 6 - Comic Q&A --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1813
Part 7 - The Realities of Creator-owned Comics --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1953
In addition he links to Charles Soule's blog articles about Freelance work and Contracts called "Agree to Agree"
Here's the links -->
Part 1 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/agree-to-agree-part-one/
Part 2 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/agree-to-agree-part-2/
Part 3 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/agree-to-agree-part-three/
Part 4 --> http://charlessoule.word
Character Name PronunciationLately I've been asked of how to pronounce my characters names, so here's a small tutorial:Character Name Pronunciation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NEE: is like the Japanese noun for "sister" (Nee-san) or like "NET" without the "T" NEE
KIAN: is KEY ~ ant, just remove the T from ant.
KATRINA: is a very common name ^^ so is kuh-TREE-nuh.
MICCA: is pronounced MEE~ka.
MIDORI: is mih-DOR-ee like the Japanese word for green.
TAIRE: is THAI (like Thai food) and "re" (like RE~staurant)
REI: is Ray.
MAI: is MY.
MIA: is MEE-uh.
BERNADETTE: is BUR-nuh-det.
and my name is KAR-luh = Karla
Love you guys! <3 and thanks for all your comments!
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artifacts is goso for anyone whos interested this si my monthly gig atm.. and probably for a long period of time my art duties are gonna be artifacts+ravine+some videogame stuffartifacts is go3 years ago in Personal More Like This
for all interested, no ravine isnt out yet. ron is at this very moment handling rewrites, so in about 3 to 4 months well be off with that too
till then... its not fantasy, its not ravine, but its fun to do
artifacts 14 preview
intro was done by a very skillful artist, john tyler christopher
and issue 15 is all but done ... and what a fun darkling, angelus and douchey tilly filled issue it is... mm delightful
btw small heads up, soon ill post unedited version of first 20ish pages of ravine, so you guys will have something to compare the finalized polished text by ron
and now , off to work for me!
Went Undercover as a Student at a UniversitySorry for lack of updates, I have been away for a bit. But now I am back to tell more stories and upload more art. Anyway. Sometimes Ry can be a troll (Just sometimes). And I did exactly that last week actually. I pulled off a 21 Jump Street. Right, so I was in Melbourne for a convention and I also stayed longer for a few days to hang out with friends. The night before convention, my friend Alice (Who is a core member of the Japan Club) invited me to visit her University at RMIT for a Japanese movie night as part of her Japan Club's activity. At first I was a bit unsure whether I should go or not since I am not a member of the club or the Uni. But I do like to watch Japanese movies, so I went! :iconmingplz:Went Undercover as a Student at a University5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So there I was, in a room full of young fresh Uni students. One thing I noticed is that when I went into the club room, some people knew each other but many were first timers, they were all introducing themselves to each other, and I did as well. At that mome
wait a secondwait a second2 years ago in Personal More Like This
something is different...
MY PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP NOOOOOO. COME BAAACK.
alas, i don't actually mind that much. but WEIRD logging back on without it. D:
YAYYYY FOR PEOPLE BEING TOO GENEROUS AND KIND FOR THIS WORLD
Nintendo announces Pokemon RainbowNintendo just announced the third Pokemon Black and White game, its gonna be called... POKEMON RAINBOW! YEAH BOI!! I thought they ran out of colors for the Pokemon games but the smart people at Nintendo got some creative guys together and did an awesome looking cover for the game. Rumours has it that Rainbow will be the most open minded game up to date, you know how Pokemon Black and White was all about right and wrong, good and evil, yin and yang, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones that kind thing? Well Pokemin Rainbow totally gets rid of that, everyone is treated equally and happiness is the only thing that matters. Recreational drugs and casual sex is also highly encouraged, you can dress up your Pokemon however way you want without anyone judging you (As you can clearly see in the cover). Unfortunately this can be quite controversial to the general public... but hey I appreciate Pokemon thinking ahead and having a modern mindset. I also heard that in the beginning of the game when theNintendo announces Pokemon Rainbow3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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trembling.. by Tumakov Popular mechanics by IndieChild19
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A day of doing nothingHey Ryceballs. yesterday marked the day that I did absolutely nothing. I gota admit, the last 2 weeks has been one of my most crazy weeks of the year, there were just tooooo many things going on at the same time that has affected my emotional state. It was like an emotional roller coaster that just didn't end. Not just bad things don't get me wrong, but good things too. And being a guy who try to take as little rest as possible, I came to a point where I just got totally burnt out. I was just exhausted and tired and just felt extremely depressed. It has affected my judgement and logical thinking and it even shows in my polls to be honest, I don't know if people realise but sometimes the topic of the polls and quality of my artworks are affected by what's going on in my life.. but sometimes I throw in a few odd ball polls in there to mix it up so you guys don't think I am personally going through stress, so yeah 'poo flavoured icecream' isnt a thing from experience don't worry! I also dA day of doing nothing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Back from RysolationDear Ryceballs. I have returned. It was a short hiatus, but it was a necessary one. I traveled miles and miles on foot into the Indian Desert by myself, in hope that I would be able to find my missing soul, cos thats what people do when they wanna find their soul right? They always go to India. I called it my 'rysolation period'. So I was out soul searching. On my journey, people has been encouraging to me, giving me kind words and needed motivational speeches, I thank you, you know who you are. I think I am more collected and positive now. Yeah I think I am back. Oh also on my soul search I have had time to work out some 'things'. So yeah look forward to more 'things' from me in the future. The desert was hot as hell by the way, don't really recommend it, what my soul was doing there is beyond me.Back from Rysolation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ok thats it for now.
dreams coming true and junkHEY Y'ALL! It's been a while! Guess what:dreams coming true and junk1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I GOT ACCEPTED TO CALARTS AND IT STILL HASN'T SETTLED IN YET AND I'M JUST SO RIDICULOUSLY THANKFUL AND BLESSED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND YEAH
So yeah! That's all! Life's been pretty okay lately!
If you're looking for other places to follow me since I'm pretty under the radar here on dA, try:
Instagram! Username: kennnajean
Vine! Just look for McKenna Harris, I guess!
Catch you guys laterz. I'm pretty busy with senior year and stuff, so I'm not open to commissions or requests at the moment.
Whiskey Cake and NonsenseSo today, I went out with friends. REAL FRIENDS!! I have real friends in real life! It was one of my best friends' (I have best friends too) birthday party and we went to eat at TGI Fridays. YUM. Anyway, I had a hamburger and for dessert (I remember how to spell dessert (used to get it mixed up with desert) because my dad told me that dessert has TWO Ss because you always want more dessert), I had WHISKEY CAKE. I can't for the life of me remember the full name, all I remember is that it was WHISKEY cake. Really though the cake is pretty non-alcoholic for those of you who don't know. I'm not 21 yet and would not be allowed to eat such a thing as alcoholic cake. But the idea does sound pretty awesome. Anyway, it was really freaking delicious.Whiskey Cake and Nonsense2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then me and my friends went to Best Buy!! I GOT THREE NEW CDs!!
Yes, that is, as a matter of fact, an appropriate response to new music. I love new music. :hea
Naruto 638....NAHH OBITOOO STAHHHHPPP!!!!NO SERIOUSLY STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!!!Naruto 638....NAHH OBITOOO STAHHHHPPP!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Obito turned into a Shuffle-Blitz Zombie. Kages got 1-shotted, kakashi is still nowhere to be seen and Gai, Lee & Bee turned up for the first time in months.
And Juubi pulled a 'Dat Ass' Face
Rather funny if I do say so myself.
And still everyone is left thinking.
How the fuck...Actually what the fuck is happening...and why ain't he dead yet?!
Alright pretty crazy chapter right there....
Mind you he is having one hell of an episode right now....
I bet he feeling like he just took a 1 megaton of weed right now...
and these lyrics keep rolling in his head.
That and his brain happens to have degraded to an I.Q of 1
and now sports a fucking creepy-as-white-dog-shit-floating glare.. that would probs make Pewdiepie crap his pants.....
And while this is happening
News about wolves :(Hello pals,News about wolves :(1 year ago in Personal More Like This
sorry for kiriban winner, you will be featured soon, I did not forget you I just write some sad journals and my mood is far from nice, so this is not the best time for kiriban.
By the way, there is a new one: send me a printscreen of 1 022 222 pageviews and you will win a feature (no feature for porn or animal cruelty, ok).
Well, I have news about wolves, as I have promised to keep you informed.
If you do not know what I speak about, check this journal, please!
Two ZOO Brno's employees answered my question about wolves and one of them was a zoologist, so I think we can consider that reply trustworthy.
So: as you probably already know, my beloved Atila, famous alpha wolf from ZOO Brno, died. He died of old age (10 years). His death is the cause of the current bad state of other wolves. The death of the alpha is followed with a lot of stress, as the hierarchy of the pack is completely crushed and in terrible mess.
The ZOO repeatedly applied te
Swimsuit Competition 2013 2 Weeks Left!!!Swimsuit Competition 2013 2 Weeks Left!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
if you haven't heard yet, i quit my job so i can work on SamGen full-time. To commemorate this occasion, and give me some time to plan some stuff out, i have decided to hold a Swimsuit Contest!!:iconsamurai-genji:
SamGen Characters reference folder: http://dinmoney.deviantart.com/gallery/30295343
DEADLINE: Aug 31, Midnight
*i know we all live in diff timezones so late entries are ok, just dont wait too long!!
THEME: SummerTime Genji
Draw your fav samgen character in a swimsuit of your own design. These can be funny pics, or sexy, whatever is cool, just as long as it is summer themed (=
*posters are 12x18inch glossy coat, signed upon request
*Secret Bonus Prizes may appear at any time
-(NEW PRIZE) OC Sketch commission by :icondinmoney:
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.....2 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
Sorry but.....Sorry but.....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(I DIDN'T make this one)
As an owner of a Ps1/2/3 I felt a bit of triumph.
couldn't help but laugh at it all.....
you guys better be getting your buckets and bottles....there's tears to be collected...
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
Legacy Commissions - Open - First 10 spots taken!Commissions | Drumfish Productions | My Blog| My TwitterLegacy Commissions - Open - First 10 spots taken!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
wowza! we are full up.
its so cool to see people not on deviant art are paying more attention to danielle and my art. most of the orders we received through email. so cool.
but just because the 10 spots are taken, we will continue to take more. we'll add to the list. we mostly got established characters this time around, but we will do any character, oc's as well. they just need to have 2 looks to make the legacy commission work. or couples. we do couples in this format too. just send me a note if you are interested.
What is a Legacy Commission?It's a new type of art commission from the art team of :iconjamiefayx: and :icondal