Creators Rights at ConventionsConventions have become big business in the last few years. More shows keep popping up, attendance keeps rising, and there's more money than ever being passed around as comics continue to merge with pop culture/big media/corporate sponsorships into what I've been calling Supershows.Creators Rights at Conventions4 months ago in Personal More Like This
For the most part, I think this is a great thing for the creators and our industry. While a few might miff at the thought of comics being intruded upon by other industries, it means more chances for starving artists to make money, more money for commissions and prints, and chances to travel to exotic locations that were never previously on our agenda.
More and more frequently, creators are being lured to shows all over the world with travel costs (at least partially) comped. When they arrive, they'll be met by capable handlers, lines of cheering fans, and fancy parties while they're given the brief whiff of stardom that's usually reserved for Mick Jagger.
But not always.
While many of my pro friends are ete
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
Youtube developing techniques nail down YOUR styleNew Video on You Tube if you haven't checked out my channel yet: How to create, develop, and master techniques to develop your own style. I use some of my different approaches on a few different artists as examples...with hyper tight details of Leinil Yu, David Finch and Chris Bachalo work I've inked and a piece of my personal work to show how I can still maintain my voice although each one has a different approach...and how you can build your OWN new arsenal.Youtube developing techniques nail down YOUR style4 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Hey I wanted to start adding some new tools to my tool box...although I want to work my finals mainly traditionally, I wanted to really get into digital color and also concept art paintings as well...I think it will add some really neat things to my work....specifically atmosphere and depth/
so anything to do with digital coloring, matte painting, 3D concept art, and also digital painting. Not sure if there's a solid community to learn from and ask questions etc....been looking on youtube and the
Well.... I'm not getting any sleep...I just watched V/H/S and well......the title speaks for itself. Seriously this has got to be one of the most freakiest movies out there. I am a huge fan of found footage films. But this one really scared me. Now I am going to be stuck watching Adult Swims Toonami cartoons. Like I know what the heck is going on in that cartoon called Bleach. When I first read that the title was called Bleach I really thought that there was going to be a bunch of Clorox bottles fighting crime or whatnot. But instead, all I got was a bunch of demons and monsters and swords and ...things......and people talking about who knows what. I guess if it gets bad I will go watch Food Network and learn how to make crème fraîche.Well.... I'm not getting any sleep...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Votes are in, and the winner is.So after consulting with a few of my friends and random ponies on Pony squared. My OC's shall now be known as Desert Winds.The Votes are in, and the winner is.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It will work out well for what I got plan for him and the other oc's I've created. More on that later.
Until next time, Peace.
Next ChapterSorry everypony for the long wait.Next Chapter4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This chapter turn out to be much longer then I had anticipated. Plus it getting near final and I have senior projects and paper due soon. I hoping to get the next Chapter out soon, just has to go through the final edit phases.
Thanks for sticking around.
There is a spySpy's sapping my internet. Internet down.There is a spy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just borrowing a friend's internet connection for the moment. But they leaving on a week long vacation.
So see you when they get back or my telecommunication company fixes the problem.
I believe an explanation is in orderThis is for you DashieFan1(from FIMfiction.net) and the rest of the people reading my little story.I believe an explanation is in order3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah the next chapter in "All that is Fair Part 1" has been taking some time to complete. I am going to tell you why, it has been taking so frakkin long.
I last updated the story back in December during my last winter break from college. By last I mean that as the last winter break of my undergraduate career. After that I focused on completing my senior thesis. That included completing my experiments and writing up the results,write a grant, and I also prepared three different presentations of my work. This took me to Graduation at the end of May.
I know I should have put my story on Hiatus but I was scared that I would lose some you. I didn't complete drop the story I would work on it here and there. Then I had a little bit of time before my family, friends and fiancee showed up so I reviewed what i had done in those five months. To make it short I didn't like what I had written for
29 Features (CLOSED)And here they are. They used to be 25 but I fell asleep and it went to 2929 Features (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Oceanmermaid with
2. PuppyCh0w with
3. NatashaThorrible with
4. Timagirl with
5. r0se-designs with
6. BaconRainbow with
7. Violet-amnesia with
8. al6xandra with
9. Exhibit-The-Mad with
10. JuneBugChronic with
11. CanadianRy with Standing Tall by CanadianRy
12. Que-ink with :thumb212443267:
13. NikkiiQ with Playing by NikkiiQ
14. Wilcorn with fresco by Wilcorn
15. Justax90 with :thumb285606749:
16. Lady-Aoi-Neko with Time Goes by Lady-Aoi-Neko
17. Niukaloka with :thumb195944781:
18. Side-Real with Vermachtnis des Marchenkonig by Side-Real
19. PorridgeBunny with Princess Peach by PorridgeBunny
20. Artis-Amiticia with :thumb288337206:
21. Ryurules with LIONESS by Ryurules
22. billndrsn with :thumb20
30 Day Typography ChallengeFrom Tumblr - dream-zanarkand, click HERE for tumblr post.30 Day Typography Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Day 1: Use one of either a sans serif font or a serif font.
Day 2: Flush the type to the left or right
Day 3: Center or justify the type
Day 4: Use only 3 words
Day 5: Create a monochromatic graphic to accompany the type
Day 6: Favorite typeface
Day 7: Use 3 fonts
Day 8: Use one letter
Day 9: Use your own handwriting
Day 10: Create a text-only piece
Day 11: White or black font
Day 12: Use your all-time favorite quote
Day 13: Use your favorite color in a graphic
Day 14: Use type as an experimental texture
Day 15: Use textures on type
Day 16: Use a type you're unfamiliar with
Day 17: Use huge type
Day 18: Use tiny type
Day 19: Create a graphic with your favorite character, plus a quote
Day 20: Create a
A Giveaway for My Watchers - CLOSEDWell, I didn't get 75 entries, but it was super close, so I decided to award two winners anyway! Congratulations to :iconthe-goblinqueen: and :icondeathdragon13:!A Giveaway for My Watchers - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for entering.
Hey there, watchers! I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your kindness and support - it motivates me to keep creating! I thought it would be nice to do a little giveaway as a way to say thanks.
I have a number of older dragons that have been searching for a loving home. They tend to get passed over because, let's face it, they don't really measure up to my more recent work. Here they are:
The winner of this giveaway gets to pick which dragon they'd like to have. I'll pay for shipping - it's fine if you're not in the US, feel free to enter. I'll run this until 11:59pm Friday October 4th, Pacific time. The winner will be chosen via random number generator, and will notified by note. I will also post the result to this journal entry. The
Waiting for the Snow to FallStill waiting for the snow to fall, doesn't even feel like Christmas at all. -Coldplay Christmas lights.Waiting for the Snow to Fall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well it is finals week at my universty in the pacific northwest. The weather is cold but yet no rain or snow has fallen down low. Instead it decided to be bright and the air is kind of gunky looking. It is all rather confusing. But yet I find myself not being able to get into the Christmas spirit at all this year because of the weather.
Plus the heat doesn't seem to be working in the library, so it rather chilly inside. It would not be so bad if I was just studing in the library, but I also work at the library as well. Today I am pulling a double shift.
I would not be so bad if there was snow on the ground, and more of a holiday atmosphere around campus.
Enough ranting back to studying and working.
LMS PRINT 2 IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!!Hello!LMS PRINT 2 IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long time no talk! Well, after a long road of issues, and a quick sell out of the first run, LMS is finally ready for print again!
Yup, you heard me right. You can now buy the book that nearly half my gallery is about! So please, spread this news around to anyone you know interested. They won't be available forever!
READ CAREFULLY. Also, order before a certain time and get goodies!
First off: thanks for your continued interest in LMS and with tons of emails pouring in over the past year urging us to reprint the book (which many of you reported to have found for $ 500 and more on amazon & eBay), your pleads have finally been heard. So: straight to the good news; we just selected our printing partner for a re-print and now it's time to get the party started for exactly that.
We are producing LMS in Hardcover Edition (223 pages; Size: 17" x 14" x 1") at the price of US-$ 49.00!
So, if you're still intent on picking up a (or several) copy/copies, as you
New Snowden Documents Show NSA Targeted GoogleSLATENew Snowden Documents Show NSA Targeted Google2 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Ryan Gallagher | Posted Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
The National Security Agency is keen to portray its surveillance efforts as primarily focused on detecting and preventing possible terror attacks. But a new trove of freshly leaked secret documents suggests that the agency also uses its powerful spying apparatus to infiltrate and monitor multinational companies.
On Sunday, Brazilian TV show Fantastico published previously undisclosed details based on documents obtained by Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The 13-minute news segment focused on the revelation that, according to the leaked files, the NSA apparently targeted Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil producer for surveillance—undermining a recent statement by the agency that it "does not engage in economic espionage in any domain." The Petrobras detail has been picked up internationally, and is likely to cause a serious stir in Brazil. (The country is
USEFUL STUFFHere's some nice useful things to check out (if you havent already) that i like to look at to improve or just watch for inspirationUSEFUL STUFF9 months ago in Personal More Like This
FYI i learn more from watching things so most of these are gonna be video tutorials, artists talking while painting and timelapse paintings, since i prefer analyzing peoples workflow and try it out than straight tutorials that tell you what to do (not there's anything wrong with it though )
LEVEL UP: https://www.youtube.com/user/levelupsessions
omg.... the amount of stuff you can learn from these amazing artists is crazy! i suggest watching from session 1 till the latest. you cant miss a thing these guys say, plus these guys are pretty fun most of the time. its a nice light, but informative bunch of videos
Marc Brunet is a great teacher! i really enjoy how he explains things and just his process in general. really good to listen to and pretty entertaining to watch
MLP:FIM Style Pony Video tutorial Part 1So I finally got around to fixing up the video.MLP:FIM Style Pony Video tutorial Part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
KEEP IN MIND THAT I'M NOT THE BEST AND MY PONY ANATOMY ISN'T PERFECT. THESE VIDEOS ARE TO SHOW YOU HOW I DRAW PONIES FOR MY ART AND COMICS. TO GIVE YOU A GOOD IDEA ON HOW TO GO ABOUT DRAWING PONIES FOR YOURSELF.
If you decide to start drawing, keep in mind that your not going to be great at it when you first try. Believe me I couldn't draw ponies to save my life, but I keep at it and look at me now.
Don't give up, as long as you keep it up you'll soon be drawing ponies in no time. Also don't treat art as a chore, have fun with it.
Also use References to help you out, don't be ashamed to use them. Also check out this link for helpful pony anatomy sketches http://gunrunnersarsenal.tumblr.com/post/17039753243/tutorial-stuff-which-can-be-really-usefull
Also please read this journal
It may be long but it will help you understand what every artist goes through, so your not alone.
My best tip for you is,
Questions and Answers ! (ANSWERED)NAN-EE Q & A SessionQuestions and Answers ! (ANSWERED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In Celebration of 700+ watchers reached! Also Specially requested by Itachi-Fanatic
Thank You For The Birthday Wishes too Guys!!
All that is Fair PDFWell Seeing as MaximillianVeers :iconMaximillianVeers: has gotten out of the MLP FanFiction PDF file game, and this story would not make it on to the pages of EqD. I have decide to put one up myself.All that is Fair PDF3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly done in the same style with just some slight formatting changes and inclusion. I got to say trying to make it all work was a pain but I think I got a good system down. Yes I did check it out with my own ereader.
Go take a look for your self. http://mrfahrenheit89.deviantart.com/#/d4yg4nf
No the story is not dead. I have just spent the last month and half working on my thesis. Both the paper and the expirement that has gone into the paper, along with the various presentation I had to give with it. With my graduation coming up soon I hope to spend some more time on the story, over the summer.
P.S. Max did a great job. Thanks for all that tireless and thankless work you did to start and build up the PDF archive and gallery. :iconjlryan: Jlryanwill do you proud in mainting yo
Confound themWhy do I get all my creative idea around testing time. I got a a midterms and a Final presentation in the up coming week. But yet I find my mind full of different drawing ideas, story ideas, and even an idea for an ask tumblr blog.Confound them3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me tell you when you start to thinking of Zecora dialog, the rhythms just seem to come at you all the time, they come and the go paying no heed to your needs.
That last part was said in a Zecora voice within my head. How about you?
Luna EclipseWow that Luna episode. Not quite the voice I imagine little to high pitched and not as soft as I imagined. Well at lest one of our theories was correct she does seem like a trickster, and she just trying to fit in but a lot has changed in 1000 and she just trying what she remembers to be the norm. But that leaves one question what has she been doing for over a year? Unless the episode are not in chronological order in the airing time line.Luna Eclipse4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this episode could in pony universe time it could have taken place right after she came back so ponies could have been still scared of her. But in the past season there is really no proof to support my theory in full. But it would explain a lot of the trouble she had during the celebration one year after her return.
By no means does this take away from the episode. It will be in my top five favorites. Viva the new lunar republic.
I Need a Little Help from My FriendsWell more of an opion really.I Need a Little Help from My Friends3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been thinking of changing the name of my person OC (the one trotting at the bottom). Right now he is called Brass Arrow. The name came form a mix of a name generated by a MLP name generator at rum Monkey and the metal I think of when I say steampunk. The original generated name became the main focus of my fan fiction starring Steel Arrow.
If any of your read this what do you think keep it or change with something else? If enough interest is show I post up another journal (because you need a premium account to make a poll) with some of my options.
Out With the old and in with a Rewrite.So yeah I was going through a little writing slump for the past two months or how ever long since I posted my last chapter. So I was trying my hoof art some drawing and digital art to try and get my writing mojo working again. I was reading over what I had written and thought is was pretty bad. So I throw out most of the first half of the chapter and I am currently rewriting it. I will be a little while until I am able to get the next chapter out.Out With the old and in with a Rewrite.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am True BronyI was sitting in Class with those desk chairs. You know the ones the chairs where an extremely small table top is attached to the side of the chair.I am True Brony4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well I was talking notes in one of those spiral note books which took up all the space on the desk. I was trying to highlight the passages in one of the philosophy book my prof was going over as I had it balanced on my leg.
I just thought to myself, This would be so much more easier if I was Unicorn.
Why Borderlands Worked.The original Borderlands is one of my favourite video games, so much so that it inspired me to return to writing futuristic science fiction science fiction, something which I hadn’t done since the 90s. It was a real breath of fresh air after the endless waves of grim, brown, cover-based-shooters and Call of Duty wannabes.Why Borderlands Worked.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Having played through both Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel, I’m not entirely sure that either Gearbox or 2K really knew themselves why Borderlands worked, because both additional entries into the canon failed to grab me in the same way.
Here are the reasons why I thought Borderlands was great, and why it’s sequels weren’t.
1: The opening.
There are very few games that set the scene as perfectly as this. In just under 2 minutes, you know everything you need to: Going by that weird dog-thing, Pandora is an alien planet. The crusty looking billboard suggests it’s a frontier world which p