A Very Important UpdateI haven't posted here on DA in a while, so this might be new to a lot of you, but if you've been following some of the stuff happening over on tumblr it won't be unexpected. For the past several weeks I've been getting steadily worse both mentally and physically. I've been depressed before, but I've never been as bad as I've been recently. I've lashed out at people, been getting angrier and grumpier, been finding it harder and harder to listen to people giving me positive feedback, and have even started rapidly losing a lot of weight.
My enjoyment for drawing has been dropping, and many of you have probably noticed that I've been taking more and more time off lately. For every few comics I post, I tend to spend another week recuperating. But within the past 2 weeks it's spiked so bad that I seriously have to consider what's more important: my health or drawing.
So for the time being I am shutting down. I'll still be working on brentalfloss and updating those here, and the most current
Unspoken rulesRecently I posted a Mass Effect 3 comic, and I've noticed that an unfortunate number of people ignored the description telling everyone that it was an old joke originally posted months ago. You don't have to like the joke, but if your major criticism is "this joke is no longer topical" then that isn't really my fault, is it?Unspoken rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I think I need to re-explain a few things to make sure we're all on the same page.
About brentalfloss comics
I don't write it, I just draw it. Occasionally I'll have some artistic input, but outside that I generally follow the scripts tightly. Dan is in charge of writing, and he's been taking a lot of criticisms to heart lately. He's been experimenting with timing and panel layouts, and he's only going to get better as time goes on, but you've gotta give him time first. As a prime example: We haven't made a masterbation joke in almost a year, and that's entirely from the feedback we were getting. We are listening, it just takes time.
The brentalfloss comics are
Kony 2012I've gotten a lot of requests to talk about this, which coincidentally happened right along side my two political cartoons taking off like wild fire. Dunno if it was an accident or bad timing, but right now it seems like everyone wants me to talk about Kony... which I honestly don't know why because I'm not a journalist and everyone else is making such a big deal about it I don't know what else I could offer to the discussion other than "yup, this is going on, check out the links."Kony 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now keep in mind this next bit will be very scarce in details because I still haven't been able to muster up enough facts and everyone else seems to already know so much, so I apologize if it's a bit condensed.
Who is Kony?
The LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) is a religious militant group which operates in several countries including Uganda, Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Formed in 1987 they gained prominence and attention for their extremist atrocities committed against civilians and ch
Why You're Wrong about a Female 12th DoctorREAD THE ARTICLE HERE: http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/why-youre-wrong-about-a-female-12th-doctor-50442.htmWhy You're Wrong about a Female 12th Doctor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Writer for brentalfloss comics Dan Roth wrote a very interesting article about why having a female Doctor wouldn't be the end of the world and might actually help give new life to the Doctor Who franchise. Discouragingly, the vast majority of Doctor Who fans out there are dead-set against it.
According to an official poll http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/matt-smiths-departure-your-reaction-50404.htm 87% of fans would prefer a male Doctor over a female one, and comments made by fans on the polls and in Dan's article are rather disappointing.
I'm not here to try and debate it, because I frankly don't care what they do. My Doctor will always be David Tennant. But just because I like him doesn't mean I want to impose my likes on anyone else, and it certainly shouldn't stop the creators from taking a risk that might shake things up and get more fans.
Obviously they won't have a female Doctor
Mini Movie ReviewsWith a 8 1/2 hour plane flight to and from England, and with downtime a result of stress, illness, and jet lag, I've been watching a lot of movies recently. I won't go into too much detail, but I just wanted to give my impressions on a couple movies I've seen recently.Mini Movie Reviews3 years ago in Personal More Like This
John Carter of Mars
John Carter was a troubled movie in every sense of the word. It was given enormous studio backing, wasn't publicized well, and generally was a box office failure, resulting in a key Disney executive to resign in disgrace.
I won't say that it's the best movie I've ever seen, but it's far far above average and it frustrates me that people didn't see it or take to it. It offers so much wonderful imagery and possibilities for filmmaking it would be a shame to see this potentially new (in the sense that it's new to the big screen) franchise die right at the start.
There are a few weak actors, primarily the Mars princess, but they still nevertheless keep the story running at a nice pace. Plus there a
Farewell EddI was a fan of Edd Gould's work back in 2008 and made my first fan art of his animated short, Zanta Claws IIFarewell Edd3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We never met (well almost in Comic Con 2010... if I knew about it earlier), but he was a funny guy and that is deeply reflected in his animated shorts and comics.
My last artwork I did for him was a commissioned piece which my favourite Eddsworld fan art:
This was perhaps the hardest for me to paint as there were many characters involved but I guess it paid off and he was happy with it and I think it was
a good gift as any that I could give to him.
It was devastating for me just to learn of his passing on 25th March this year. My condolences goes to his family and close friends. His legacy will live on with us, the fans.
YOU WILL BE MISSED ALWAYS EDD! THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS!
'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'Batman will be in Man of Steel 2, and, going by the reveal they did in San Diego, they're taking cues from the "Dark Knight" graphic novel.'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If so, I really hope they go the whole hog and make Batman old.
If it were my project, I'd write it so Batman had been at the crime fighting game for decades prior to the alien-in-tights showing up. With Superman around, what use is there for The Batman? The authorities have always been gunning for him, but the public had an uneasy tolerance. Now everyone see him as a dangerous liability.
Of course, Batman is the toughest, most cunning man on the planet. If you could just take him out, it would have been done by now. So Superman is asked to deal with him.
The whole story would be based around the conflict of ideals: both support the concept of justice, but while Superman has faith in the system, Batman sees it as totally impotent and has taken on the responsibility of supporting it on his own shoulders.
And Batman would win.
Batman ALWAYS wins.
Anthology DoodlesIn my most recent SYAC I touched upon how all us Fresh Epics artists started to doodle on the anthology covers.Anthology Doodles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then someone suggested fans who bought the anthology should post pictures so others can see the doodles too.
Oh dear, what have I started?
So here's what I'll do. If you bought a Fresh Epic's anthology that we all doodled something funny on, take a picture of the cover and submit it to your scraps and send me a link (Submitted to scraps to keep the clutter down from the main DA pages since technically this isn't suppose to be a site like photobuckets). I'll post them all up in a big journal so everyone can see all the variations.
How's that sound? Sound like fun?
Ok so just to be clear...
1. If you bought a copy of the Fresh Epic's Anthology where we doodled on it, take a picture
2. Upload it to your scraps
3. Post the link here in THIS journal. Don't send me e-mails or notes, it'll just get cluttered that way.
4. I'll post them as I get th
Resting Up and Suggestions?Stressed OutResting Up and Suggestions?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I think I need time away from the internet. Both to relax and to brush up on my artwork. I am genuinely sick of all the hate surrounding my namesake online, and when I say "genuinely," I mean it. The stress that the recent resurgence of trolling I've gotten has caused me to be quite ill. I know I shouldn't let what anonymous people on the internet say about me get to me, but it does. I need time to recuperate, to spruce and fix up SYAC, and to get back to a point where I genuinely enjoy drawing again. Right now there's no love or passion in my artwork, and it's mostly because of my defeated attitude: "Why bother, they'll just tear it apart anyway."
That whole "project positive" has been a complete bust too. I failed to live up to the idea, and in the process got really sick. I guess trying to force out a constant positive attitude like that was a mistake.
Still working, plus a surprise!
In the meantime, I have still be
The End of the Nostalgia Critic...buuuuuuuuuut who said it's over for ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com?The End of the Nostalgia Critic...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As this video explains: http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/no-more-nostalgia-critic-6353431
I actually do support this idea to go for a new production with a studio. I was getting worried that they would runt he character into the ground and I'm rather pleased they retired the character and will do a new show, it adds variety and makes something different. While we'll all miss seeing the weekly video shows of the NC screaming for 20 minutes, I totally support Doug's decision to do something new and regardless, he left a huge impact on internet culture that will never be reversed.
Who's onboard for this idea?
Watcher Feature #4note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!Watcher Feature #43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 500 comments now xD; ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take 2 months, so please be patient!
Korra by Forward-Darkly Frodo Baggins -Pencil Portrait by FuchsiaBud Greyrune Poster 2012 by Ashikai :thumb296108756: Happy Holidays 2011 by Nikki0417 Portraits of Autumn by Witbik Maid of War by artsygale Girl Biking - Flash Animations by christiehawkso22 :thumb298041294: Because I Love Him by Crissiesaurus :thumb210878890: How It's Done by ShimmerStar Valley by PhantomShayle Little Elf by kimber0dh Gir plushie by Noleetida Introducing the Fire Ferrets by PikoPing different by Aiika WaterColor 1 by katamariarcher
No! Not the KFC!!They've obviously run out of embassies: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/62902000/jpg/_62902538_62902537.jpgNo! Not the KFC!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the face of something small and insignificant sparking off mass hysteria, I (again) direct the world to the words of Steve Hughes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tn2EhGK5ok
Grand Offence!!To deal with the (latest) stink I seem to have generated with my most recent upload; I direct you to the sagely words of one Steve Hughes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHnIOwGfq5AGrand Offence!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Boycott BayNever tried to "start something" before, but if you hated the last 2 Transformers movies as much as I, and want Michael Bay's toxic touch terminated; kindly share the following with anyone who will listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbhL1uGQARwBoycott Bay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you think?I am thinking about making a little build a character comic/book type thingy. Its basically like my tip sheet but it will be in comic/book format. I have already split it into four categories, facial features, hair styles, clothes and body types. Basically its a little reference guide, where you can mix and match features to create your own characters, nothing too heavy or technical. I will also be posting the pages online for free since I don't like the idea of any of my tip sheet/references not being accessible.What do you think?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you think?
I also want to get into graphic design/pictorial design so designing stuff like this is always good practice too! ^u^ and great for portfolios!
Ib Collab Artbook!!Hey everyone! Happy new year to you all! Hope everyone is settling into 2013 well.... (´◉◞౪◟◉｀)Ib Collab Artbook!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been notified by DoujinPress that there is an Ib collab fanbook currently in the making! All you Ib fanartists, I know you'll all want in on this! Every involved book has a theme, and all involved artists will recieve 5+ copies of the book! I'm certainly considering entering....ヽ(๏∀๏ )ﾉ
The official post is here! http://doujinpress.deviantart.com/journal/DoujinPress-Buy-Print-and-Publish-Doujinshi-318849476
All the rules/guidelines for submitting artwork are listed on the original post.
Good luck if you decide to submit!!
((By the way, I heard some news about an unofficial 'Ib 2' in development.... ◟(◉∀◉)◞ I can't wait!!))
I wish this was a real show!A six-minute Benz commercial by the Japanese anime studio Production I.G..I wish this was a real show!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having to catch legendary food trucks to eat their wares?
That is a show I would watch!
Submission GuideGeneral InfoSubmission Guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist Season Selection
Invited artists submit here
No.Recent message:No.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"can you give me a fav+ on this picture ? [link to image]
I will watch you , give you a llama badge and put some of ur deviations in favorite."
Am I alone in thinking that's NOT the way things are done around here?
Plz Accounts Database!Do You Love Plz Accounts?Plz Accounts Database!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wait, what? If you don't know what a plz account is, you can find out here. This may also have you wondering how to create plz accounts. You can learn all about that by reading Project Educate: Plz Accounts by Krissi001.
Now that we're all on the same page, here's some exciting news!
HelpPlz.info is a portal to a massive database for deviantART's plz accounts. At the time of this article's publication, there are already over 25,000 plz accounts listed in this database, and that number is continuing to grow. Before this, deviants have been using journals and group blogs to store these accounts with somewhat frustrating and often cluttered results. But that's a
Help...for mom's surgeryEDIT 24/11/2012: aksgjkasg finally get around to update on my situation in case people are wondering oops;;/ I'm not dead yet. Been horribly busy with college preps and exams and other stuff at school, art projects doing too many projects for CAS atm at well (orphanages and charity and other things yeah basically you just need to know, never take IB diploma _(:3JL)_ )Help...for mom's surgery3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WELL UHH FIRST OFF...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT :iconcryforeverplz: aksjgksdjglsdg my mom got the surgery and currently still being under surveillance of the hospital, in isolation, the doctors arent letting anyone visit for more than a few min each day;;....But-- she should be recovering steadily right now..!! (That's what dad said...since I'm not in that city/hometown atm;; )
My family loaned money for the surgery haha _(:3JL)_ yesterday dad just told me the medicines he bought for mom costed about 1700USD and I was like uhhh nani :iconslashshockplz: . .. . I know really well how much the income of my dad
Shwing.Day of the Doctor, trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6FMCqYrBoShwing.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
/Tumbles(ノ)`ω´(ヾ) ...hehe I like this kaomoji, it's like a cute hamster with its cheeks stuffed/// ...Ahem! Hello hello everyone! Did you all have a lovely Christmas? If you didn't celebrate, I hope you're having a lovely December!/Tumbles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to make a quick announcement that I've been starting to use my Tumblr again (sort of///). I used to use it more frequently a few years ago when I first created the account, but neglected for almost an entire year now, haha! But since I promised a few of you to let you know when I'd ever be using it again... here you go!
Creamboys @ Tumblr
I will only post casual/random doodles and sketches or concepts there and answer ask questions maybe... /strokes chin. For more completed and/or larger pieces, I'll be posting them here on Deviantart (ゝω・)--★! If you're interested in other nonsensical WIPs and even more random sketches and odds and ends, just f
tdfioiubdvonvuio RANTIDK THIS IS JUST A RANT U DON'T NEED TO READ IT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO *A*tdfioiubdvonvuio RANT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, :iconmzzazn: posted something on facebook a while ago that I totally agree, actually, we talked about it lots of times, it's about the "copying artstyle shit":
I really don't like it when artists heavily reference or plain out copy others and open up commissions for a much cheaper price than the original artist. Studying someone's art and taking a couple of features may be fine, but if someone looks at an art piece and can say: "wow this looks oddly similar to so and so's drawing style" that means you should change it up a bit.
um yeah, that's not cool! This makes me unmotivated and depressed! I work hard to get better, and I always try new stuff, add details I didn't use to in my drawings etc... just to make it "different"... y'know, my style isn't the same than it was 3 months ago, and I totally know my commissions aren't the cheapest ones, and that my style isn't the most original one, but I ca
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They