The DreamThis was a Facebook status I made last night, but by request, I'm posting it here:The Dream3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hate when people call me "lucky" for the successes I've had. I worked hard for them. Real hard. Possibly too hard. For that same reason, when people who give up on their dreams complain to me about their lot in life, I'm not gentle with them. I can't be. I know life can get really tough, but to give up in the face of adversity shows a real weakness of character. To watch people give up saddens me, and kind of angers me as well.
How to be a Great ArtistPeople write me all the time on how to be a great artist and I figured that I would finally answer instead of delaying it constantly. So here are some tips on how to improve.How to be a Great Artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are legit. They helped me so they will help you as well.
1. Steal People's Work
I'm pretty sure you have a lot of favorite artists that are popular as well. Download their artwork and upload in your account. And because the majority of the internet is stupid, say that it's yours. Who's gonna know? The chances of you getting caught is very slim. But on the chances that you do get caught, deny that you stole it. Create an army and tell your minions to give that person hate spam. And don't forget to write in your journal that everything you post is from you. This will definitely increase your popularity.
2. Find a Style and Stick to It
Who cares about knowledge and construction and improvement? No one does. All you need to succeed is finding a new style and using it forever. Just make up one and n
Don't Go to Art School (Response)https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 <--- Read this, dudesDon't Go to Art School (Response)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I agree with this post but I've never told anyone to not to go to art school or university.
People ask me all the time what school do I go to (ALL THE TIME). I always respond "just a cheap state university", but it kinda of bugs when people want me to be specific when it really doesn't matter.
I don't like the bureaucratic system in my university. I think taking GE classes are a waste of time and should only count as electives. I hate how the university uses the horrible methods to teach us art since it never works. I hate how the Art Department does not offer a lot of classes compared to other departments.
I took over five Animation classes and none of them helped me. What helped me was studying from the "Preston Blair Animation book". I studied it on my own time when I was doing an internship in Florida (nothing to do with my career but it was fun).
I've seen students struggle because they were not taught properly how t
Animation and YoutubeI watched two youtube videos about animations and... youtube hahaha!!Animation and Youtube6 months ago in Personal More Like This
They're very interesting because it's a topic I'm super passionate about, in terms of art career vs financial stability.
I won't rant for too long, but I hope some of you guys understand the hard work artists go through. when I see comments like "art isn't a real job" or "make cartoons faster", I get livid.
With me, derogatory insults don't matter. You can call me whatever you want, I've been called worse by people I know. But ignorance on the animation process and business really gets to me. At least understand that even a minute animation takes a super long.
Having over 100,000 subscribers does not equate success for a youtube animator. And it's much more than not using adblocks.
OTHER TOPIC I've been feeling a little better. Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I've been surrounding myself lately with wonderful friends that are super positive and inspirational. It was rough before because I didn't use to have
MooBeard the Cow PirateThis is a short I made for Frederator/Nickelodeon's Random Cartoons back in 2005/6. I've been informed that the copy that somebody already had up on YouTube was missing, so I thought I'd upload it myself.MooBeard the Cow Pirate1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This was my first commercial film and I had barely worked in the industry at this point, and it was mainly in educational CD Roms and not TV, so I had little experience to speak of. I think I did ok considering that, but it's pretty hard for me to look at now! All I can see are things I want to fix!
Tip for Today: When to give up?Never give up just because you don't think you're good enough. We've all had our doubts in life. Successful people do not give up easily. We must prepare and prepare again, try your very hardest and then about 50% more that you didn't know you had consistently, then keep going twice as long as you ever thought you would or could. Look for more knowledge and try again.Tip for Today: When to give up?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Favorite this if you're with me! Have an awesome Friday.
Sending positive vibes to you all.
other stuff I doFINALLY! It's been a long time, but for those wondering what I've been doing all these months that I haven't been posting any new art, I have something to share.other stuff I do3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is art (posted at BleedingCool.com) of Supergirl from my upcoming shorts "Super Best Friends Forever!!" scheduled to air for DC Nation on Cartoon Network.
I'll be sharing more very soon!
Busy Animatin'Hello, everyone!!Busy Animatin'10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been really busy with animation projects and such. In fact since January I've been doing nothing but animate! I've been working specifically for a client, who's been incredibly great and congenial. So far the projects have been secret so I can't really show them yet.
BUT, I can show you another one of the projects I got to be a part of. My good friend :iconpaultervoorde: animated the latest episode "Fun Dead", and I got to help as an assistant cleanup for a couple scenes, Matt trying to get the monkey and the Petting Zoo.
I'll show more animation work later, just as soon as my client gives the approval.
I miss making digital illustrations, but at least I'm working!! >:3
See you guys soon!~
Episode 13 OFFICIAL TRAILERYep, I decided I at least had enough of the episode made to make a short trailer of it. But there's a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNGGGGGGGG way to go before I'm done. I mean, it could take another year. IF I'M LUCKY! But I'm gradually learning how to animate a lot of different things. (Like most episodes, there'll be points where the animation suddenly changes styles and movements and stuff. )Episode 13 OFFICIAL TRAILER7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wander Over Yonder is just over yonderIt has been a loooooooong time since I have posted anything here simply because I have been very busy working on my new show Wander Over Yonder for Disney Channel. Please enjoy this promo poster we made for this years Comic Con and be sure to check out the sneak peek of Wander on Aug 16 right after Phineas & Ferb, Mission Marvel.Wander Over Yonder is just over yonder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, I also just joined twitter.
The Google Doodle as Web IconThe Google Doodle as Web Icon2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Google Doodle as Web Icon
Google homepage art I did by jimlee00
For those of you keeping current, the Google logo on the Google homepage is occasionally altered, sometimes to bring attention to an event, sometimes to celebrate famous artists and scientists on their birthdays. These clever alterations are “doodles” and they are often created by guest artists.
Featured Artist - Freddie MooreFreddie Moore and Ollie Johnston, two stars of the Disney golden ageFeatured Artist - Freddie Moore2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today is Fred Moore's birthday! (Very close to Frank Thomas'!)
He would have been 101 years old today.
Fred Moore was only 19 when he joined up with Disney. The story goes that one of Fred Moore's friends couldn't make it in an interview with Walt for a job, so Fred seized the opportunity and went in his place (without any formal art training!). Lo and behold, then next he knew he was working in the animation department.
Some of Fred's best work was on Disney's well-known mascot, Mickey Mouse himself. He became in the in-house expert on Mickey and even transformed him from the old "pie-eyed, robber hose" look to the "pear shaped" look he is today.
Fred Moore had and still has a profound influence on animators then and now. His drawings were full of charm, expression and emotion. Some of the most popular character he animated in the movies were the Dwarfs in Snow White, Timothy Mouse in Dumbo, Lampwick in Pinocchio, an
Show Your Best VIIThere's an unbelievable number of talented people and beautiful artworks on dA!Show Your Best VII3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd like to contribute to the next feature, share your best work here or send me a note. Remember to +fav this article if you liked it and...
Cough Syrup by bobby-pinns The Time by Voyager289
:thumb251039166: insanity. day. whatever. by hyurellk Hiatus- Loa the Third by Lilith-the-5th
Sadness by Amarelle07 World's Eye by Amarelle07
:thumb205705986: Sunset Flower by AdriennEcsedi
Dancing in the Moonlight Night by whiteguardian the white glow behind the house by hyurellk
Autumn Goddess-Holy Fall by Chukairi L'Arbre de la Connaissance by Itzea
Thanks to: AdriennEcsedi, Itzea, ErikaStenhouse, Lilith-the-5th, hyurellk, Voyager289, StrobinoArt, Chukairi, Cosmic-doodle, whiteguardian, bobby-pinns, TimothyPeacock, Amarelle07, kila-ibyao, & :devsa
Most Proud OfShare the image you are most proud of. So following on from `RockstarVanity's idea, I'd like to do a journal feature so Post ONE thumb from your gallery and a couple of sentences about why that piece means so much to you. Bring it!Most Proud Of3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you missed the Forum Thread please feel free to add to it now
There has been such a massive response that I'm gonna have to do this in batches.
Welcome to Your Most Proud Of Part XVIII
love forever by ~saturnesque
I often wish I wasn't quite so proud of this piece, because, since the characters are original, I'm hesitant to share their story with the internet, for fear of having it stolen. I am proud of it, though; the piece is actually a wallpaper I made out of a character sheet. I ended up really loving the faces, more than anything, probably because it took me so long
GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go OnGODZILLA (2014) has hit theaters, and for months (years for most Godzilla fans), potential audiences have been anticipating a return to form for the Lizard King - a film that will revisit the themes of the 1954 original and deliver a brooding, apocalyptic story of destruction and doom.GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go On8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, what we got could best be described as a sequel to THE TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).
Trust me, I wouldn't begin a review with a hyperbolic, attention-grabbing statement like that without explaining it. For the moment, let us turn back the clock and toss out a quick recap of the film's plot. Obviously, this review will contain a metric crapload of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, but you'll complain anyway, so let's get on with this.
After a mysterious event in 1954 regarding the Castle Bravo nuclear test and an unknown giant organism, the story jumps to 1999, where two scientists, Dr. Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Dr. Graham (Sally Hawkins) are investigating a massive underground tomb in the
Loving and Hating your own work...Being creative, we all hit bouts of loving some work and either growing to dislike it, or even hate it. This isn't ALWAYS the case, but having the objectivity to start disliking our work is what helps us grow and want to be better. But here's the kicker, when you're trying to create something bigger than a single piece of art, how do you keep interested in a project?Loving and Hating your own work...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone who's been following me for a while knows I'm quickly becoming the king of false starts. Julie Rush, Battlefield Babysitter, Sherlock Fox, and most recently Space Time Fabuloso are all projects I intended to run with and have a blast with, but soon after starting and even getting SOME production going on them I fall out of love with them and feel if I don't love it, no one else will and if I don't love it why would I continue to do it.
Yet I see tons of folks who have their O.C.'s or even personal comics (of any quality) and they stick with them for yeeeeeears. I can barely get a few months into a project before I b
PERSONIFY A COLOUR CONTEST!! CASH PRIZES ADDED!!!!RULES!PERSONIFY A COLOUR CONTEST!! CASH PRIZES ADDED!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just noticed I put this rule in my personal journal, but not here!
The picture MUST BE NEW! And made for the contest!
Take any color from the rainbow, and personify it!
I don't mean just make a character all in blue smiling away!
Make a character based on how that colour makes you feel!
Example: blue is sad and dreamy, red is anger or love, green is envious!
I'VE HAD A COUPLE PEOPLE ASK. BLACK IS NOT ALLOWED.
You MUST title your entry "Sparkly Personify Contest"
We are keeping the folder open, so we need to see who is following the rules!
Your entry can be in any medium, but MUST follow the groups rules!
Bright and shiny with lots of sparkles!
Please leave a reason why you picked the colour or colours you did in your artists comment!
You can enter as many times as you want, but please put effort into it!
It can be ANY character, original or otherwise!
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
I love you allSo much. So very much.I love you all3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly I can't brag enough of how many wonderful friends I have. I even consider all of my followers my friends and children. I just wanna spoil you all with cookies, ice-cream, strawberries and nutella, but since I don't have food or money, my art is all I can provide. I hope as time goes I can give you guys more entertainment.
There are so many friends that I strongly admire and some that I have admired for years and it amazes me that they take interest in little ol' me. It blows me away.
I hope to never lose any of that. You guys are so special to me and I want to keep you guys for the rest of my life and continue spoiling you.
And if there are times when I act depressed or "emo", then I really apologize. I don't want to return to my young years when I was dull and a hater to absolutely everything. I hope to stay happy and optimistic every single day despite my overwhelming university and other personal issues.
And to my really good friends, I hope to keep g
Art theft alert!So it looks like this guy is taking my art and selling it as decals on ebay.Art theft alert!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Original art here. I've already reported the item and I'll be submitting a formal IP complaint with ebay, but by the looks of the rest of their items, I'm not the only one they've stolen art from. Check it out here and if any of it's yours and is being used without your consent,
"Drawing for Yourself"I've heard this tons of times and I do agree with it at some point. But I think there are different ways of explaining it."Drawing for Yourself"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As far as where I am now, I realize that I do not just draw for myself, but for everyone else. The most important element in my life are the people that have supported me for years. My friends, family, my followers, just everybody.
To be honest, I feel a lot better when I draw for everyone else instead of for myself. I love seeing the reaction on their faces and I am always eager to hear their full honest opinion. I want to know what they love, why they love it, and how does a certain thing make them happy.
All these months since 2011 I have been basically training myself to be a "giver". I draw for you guys. Even if it's original work of my own, I look for your reactions, whether they are good or bad. It helps me observe what I'm doing right and how can I improve. Before I even begin a sketch, the first thought that crosses my mind is "how can I impress
I just had a sudden realization...Whenever I look at other artists' work, I can't help but compare myself to them. It seems to be a habit for me, but instead of getting me down or depressed, it actually motivates me to work on weak areas in my art.I just had a sudden realization...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see, I've realized something recently. Every artist has certain 'strong points' in their art, things that they are just the best at. For example, :iconheffyjoe: draws the best cartoon animals I've ever seen, :iconnargyle: always puts amazing poses and action into her drawings and has an excellent sense of color theory, and :iconthemrock:'s line art is so detailed and expressive, not to mention his art has that cartoon wackiness that makes them irresistible. When we see that we need to improve on something that others have already mastered, it's not bad to study those artists' art. Also, if you want to learn how to draw animals better, or put more action in your art, find out how other artists have learned to do so.
It's kinda funny, this process. It proves that artists a
awesome!!!so much awesomeness!!awesome!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
really beautifull elly!
and wee more!!
Thank God there are people like you. by jeditoby Mistletoe by Anodesu
also YAY! look! a wallpaper^^
Wallpaper It's Aliveee! (1920x1080) by arkadeievitch
original inspirational drawings by my husband
his asisstants hips were nice... by nebezial the doctor will see you now.... by nebezial
I AM SO HAPPY!! thank you so much!! it makes my day every time someone sends me a link with a new drawing!! you people are amazing!! *__*
on a completly unrelated note, Elly cant draw to save her life XD