When People Try to Use YouHey,When People Try to Use You3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to send this because it's always nice to be appreciated. Your comics are beautiful and I think that the even more important thing is that the advice you give is completely true. I have tried to find ways to explain the creative-process to my parents or friends who asked, "How can you come up with this stuff?" My answer had always been, "I don't know. I practice?" Comparing my answer to yours I feel rather stupid, but you have a wonderful turn-of-phrase and can clearly explain what most of us can't.
I do have one question for you, though, and I'm not entirely sure about how to go about solving the problem.
My parents and friends are really encouraging with my design work in school (I'm a New Media Designer), but I find that sometimes I end up being smothered by their help. They start suggesting ideas and offering every scrap of advice on colors and how I should design things. I do take their advice and perhaps make a few compositions and
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
My photography course at HogwartsUuuugh you guys, my sleep has been so terrible. I woke up out of a pretty entertaining dream, though.My photography course at Hogwarts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was taking a photography class at Hogwarts and Snape was our teacher. I think Ron and Harry might also have been in our class but I never did see them. Our assignment at the time was to get ten outstanding photographs of animals in their natural habitat and he told us we had to roll up our pant-legs and go wading in a swamp full of alligators and poisonous snakes if we hoped to get any good ones. He meant this literally. This was our assignment. (Oh, Snape! )
So I actually did it; I took off my shoes and wandered into the bog, dodging snakes and snapping away. I took so long about it that I missed the start of critique and I sort of ran into Snape with some of my classmates on a bridge while I was headed back to the castle. He was reviewing their photos (and grading ruthlessly, as he does). He saw me and said, "What are you doing? You knew we had critique."
I answered, "Yeah, I kn
Premium Content and how I feel about making moneyHalloPremium Content and how I feel about making money4 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a new feature called premium content that allows users to make file downloads available for a charge. This seems to be something with a vast range of different possibilities that range from quite nice to to quite lame. Of course we are all always against commercialization and sell-outs and everything and don't want things to change but there are some interesting options here.
Obviously everyone is going to know whether or not this is something he or she could use and how much sense it's going to make for what you do specifically but there's two points I want to adress.
I always thought it was lame when people sell stuff like brushes or psd files. This is probably just my personal opinion and many will certainly disagree for valid reasons, but I think, if you make some brushes, and you ask money for something as tiny as that, you are lame. Sorry. Actually, the point here is not that it will kill someone to pay like one buck for something tiny, it's just that it change
New Information from Republic City game and ZukoThree new locations have been added to the ‘Welcome to Republic City’ tour: Central City Station, Future Industries and Republic City Park! http://www.nick.com/games/legend-of-korra-welcome-to-republic-city.html?xid=5KOR_LOKTuNew Information from Republic City game and Zuko4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Skoochy: http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2smbq43ZN1r0xsbbo1_1280.png 12, earthbender, Mako and Bolin met Skoochy a few years ago when living on the streets. He hangs around Central Station and is a pickpocket.
- Yuans are the currency of United Republic and have Aang on them.
- Future Industries: created by Hiroshi Sato: turns out over a hundred luxury Satomobiles every day.
- Hiroshi Sato: 50, nonbender. Has a big personality, lineage goes back to first Fire Nation colonists. Born to a poor family in Dragon Flats district. Started on Future Industries at 18; used gasoline instead of steam for automobiles. Made a million Yuans by 25.
- “With demand so high, Cabbage Corp created the Cabbage Car, a lower cost compact car.”
Dream Job|Fan Support|Society6|BandcampI honestly don't know where to begin BUT HERE GOES NOTHING--(I'll try to not burn your eyes with a lot of text but this is too important to keep it short short)Dream Job|Fan Support|Society6|Bandcamp3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconctplz::iconsaysplz:Hey guys, CT here.
Last year this time, I was sitting somewhere around 1k watchers and I definitely wasn't thinking I'd be where I am right now--more than 24k have clicked that +watch button (I owe a lot of Annie Mei images!) and I honestly cannot tell you how much your support means to me.
When the New Year's came around, I gave myself a bit of an ultimatum for my resolution. It was one of two things: "Follow my dreams or accept reality." Accepting reality would mean dropping the things that I love to do. Get a "real" job. And take care of business. I may be really realistic but I'm a stubborn ol' dream chaser. Reality?? Ain't nobody got time fo' that! All I want to see is my dream become a reality! Who wouldn't want their dream t
House Doodle VideoIf you haven't seen it yet, check out the Video on YoutubeHouse Doodle Video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have any of you seen...The old spice general Iroh Gif?Have any of you seen...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It makes me smile so much my face hurts...
Of course if you don't know what the old spice advert is then you should probably watch that, it would probably make more sense that way
I know how hard it is for my fellow shippers atm so I bring you the gift of Gifs!
^^ Above is the General Iroh Old spice gif I warned you about :]
^^ I know that some of you guys won't be Makorra shippers, but I saw this and couldn't help myself, it's just so simply cute <3
Oh also I still need peoples votes for the tagline so hurry up and get creative, I would also love to thank
:iconfloraski: for making the group Icon it's amazing and she is very pretty ^^
That is all for today, I hope it cheers you up a little
BenderstuckBenderstuck4 years ago in Personal More Like This
ETA: I REALLY WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT AN IMPORTANT PART OF BENDERSTUCK
I've had a couple comments about the fact that Feferi is still a troll and Rose is, well, white. From the beginning, I was concerned with that too, to be honest. I had a trade-off to make: change the appearances of ALL of the kids (trolls AND humans) to fit each of the cultures, or change no one's appearances and keep them 100% recognizable. It would be strange to make the trolls human and assimilate into the Avatar cultures while leaving the human kids white. For Rose, it'd be more than just changing her skin tone a bit; her hair would need to be darkened too and her eyes would need to be blue.
At first, I thought about making the trolls human, etc, but I remembered that many Homestuck AUs like 50'sstuck feature the trolls with their alien appearances in rather. . . human settings. And so, I thought it could be acceptable in this case as well. Honestly,
Pabu gets a bath!This is the best clip ever! http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/22350194678/heart-chakra-i-m-gorgeousPabu gets a bath!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Devmeet Rotterdam!Hallo iedereen! Ik organiseer een Devmeet!Devmeet Rotterdam!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Mocht je de titel nog niet hebben gelezen, dan zal ik het nog eens voor je herhalen, in Rotterdam! We verzamelen bij het Station en gaan dan gezamenlijk naar Museumpark.
28 april, om 12 uur, het zal de hele middag doorgaan, en de die hards kunnen tot in de avonduren door als ze willen.
Wat is er zoal te doen?
Het spijt me te moeten bekennen dat ik nog geen uitgewerkt programma heb, maar ik kan in ieder geval verklappen dat er wedstrijden zullen worden gehouden, en dat er points en premium subscriptions worden uitgedeeld.
Kan ik helpen?
Jazeker, dat kan heel goed! Als je ideeën hebt voor het programma, reageer dan meteen. Of misschien wil je wel een donatie maken voor de prijzenpot. Laat me dat dan weten via een note, zodat de inhoud van de prijzenpot geheim kan blijven.
Hoe meld ik me aan?
Stuur een note met de titel "
The Handy Resources JournalThis journal will be a collection of images, articles, and guides that I've found handy for drawing. I hope you find them useful, too.The Handy Resources Journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please note that this journal is a work in progress. I will add to it when I can and edit where needed.
aupin has created a series of excellent guides for human anatomy. I recommend studying them.
The best piece of artistic advice I've been given when proportioning a human figure is this: The thigh area (from hip [not waist] to knee) is approximately the same length as the torso (hip to shoulder). I see so many humans drawn too short or too tall without the torso to match.
See how short the legs are? http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/327/a/8/Anime_body_tutorial_pg3_by_lene_x.jpg
Still don't believe me? Bring your knee up to your shoulder and try to keep your back as straight as possible. It should reach about to your collarbone.
Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkersTip of the day: The creative thinker has more potential than competitive thinker. For every competitive thinking winner, there are many competitive losers. With creative thinkers there is room for many winners. Competitive thinking encourages secrets. Creative thinking encourages sharing.Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkers4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So don't aim to be competitive unless it's with yourself. Instead aim to be creative!
Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Why are we slower?About a month ago I finally got to meet an art hero of mine, Klaus Janson, a well known pro who's been in the industry for over 30 years. A mutual friend introduced us, and we hit it off right away. The group of us went through the Village hitting pub after pub, and soon I was drunk enough to ask Klaus something that had been bugging me.Why are we slower?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked him if modern comic artists are, on average, slower than we used to be. He said yes, and I agreed.
From the Golden Age until the 80s, pencillers were generally expected to turn in at least two pages a day, while an inker was expected to turn in around 3-4. There were a handful of exceptions, I'm sure, but most of the artists could pump out pages like human printing presses. In the current comic industry, it's completely reversed: while a handful of artists can still hit this speed, the vast majority can't. Pencillers today struggle to produce a page-per-day, while inkers (those who still ink with ink) are hitting around 2.
So what happened? I'v
Tip of the Day: PurposeTip of the Day: When you have a purpose, you stand by it. Something special happens when you show an undying drive to achieve a goal.Tip of the Day: Purpose3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
so about ravine.so...time to talk ravineso about ravine.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the book tanked...
and i mean the book tanked hard.
we are talking about 5000% losses on effort versus profit XD
on book 2 i received profits that would usually pay for me making 5 pages of a comic. ravine was a 160 page book
so... where do i take it from here
do i quit?
the book is good. i have no doubts about that. book 2 is far better than book 1 and book 3 will surpass them both
but the facts are simple. the book never found an audience.
so i have made a decision
i will apply to ravine the same approach i have done with sunstone
true, i never had any intention of publishing sunstone and it was the fans demand that made me make that decision. and you know what?
fans stepped up!
in fact the way things are going there is a good chance i will in late 2015 onward focus on sunstone very intensively. fans have more than earned it, and for that they have my most sincere gratitude
and now, i am going to do the same with ravine.
Tip of the Day: Working on YOUTip of the Day: Work on how you are and not how you APPEAR. You can fool everyone for a while but it all catches up in the end.Tip of the Day: Working on YOU3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PS. We will be coming to San Francisco for the Schoolism LIVE workshop on April 27-28 --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
Tip of the day: The miracle of lifeWe're on a tiny rock going around a cosmic fireball which is nothing compared to the size of the rest of the universe. It's a miracle to be aliveTip of the day: The miracle of life4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take time to feel grateful experiencing life, no matter what slice you have had so far. Now think how are you going to spend the rest of it?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
This is URGENT please click!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1TBgcctccoThis is URGENT please click!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a member of the Humane Society, and of the Humane races, I swear that until the day I day,
I will make sure all my fellow humans will have the right to love who they, regardless of race, gender, nationality, and greed.
As devaintART member, I call on others to help me start a movement, called:
The Same Love Movement, in honor of the song above!(Or THis song!)
What to do?
Make a poster or devaintART with your favorite lyrics from this song, or something that inspires you from it.
Post it around your city or town regardless of how homophobic they are.
This man needs to be heard.
Two new videos! Photoshop's 'Blend if' feature!Hey everyone, I made a couple of new tutorials that are now up on YouTube! They explain Photoshop's "Blend If" sliders and why you should be using them if you aren't already. They're kind of a hidden feature, but they'll make your life a million times easier. Enjoy!Two new videos! Photoshop's 'Blend if' feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the Day: Nothing works better...Tip of the Day: Everyone knows of some brilliant individuals that don't amount to as much of their potential. We also know some people that might not have been the best but have drastically improved and are now doing amazing.Tip of the Day: Nothing works better...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nothing works better than persistent hard work & common sense.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
New art processes and tutorials sectionNew art processes and tutorials section1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I added a processes & tutorials section to my website! It's a little sparse at present, but I've included some of my existing process write-ups and will be adding to it as I complete new work (and yes, my process video for the Tam Lin oil painting will be posted soon!) Link below:
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published
but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders. preorders are crucial for independent books as they define the print runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my far more experienced friends told me to do....
death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries US comics.
you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here
now, for some frequently asked questions
what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be