5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
ravine is out!aaand 11 years of work finaly comes to fruition...ravine is out!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
now to walk the full 12 issue journey.
and to get it to here....whooo boy it took its steps
10 years ago this is how it looked....
and then got redrawn, changed and upgraded about 20 times, hundreds of pages discarded as i progressed
but now, it finally started. over these 4 years i have to get all twelve 160 page issues out... and the last one 200 pages
lots of work to do!
Castiel goes shopping (video!)Yes, so I finally did it. Camera is a bit shaky, but I'm currently trying to fix it with Sony Vegas. I'll update it once I fix it. In the meantime... Enjoy!Castiel goes shopping (video!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
... This is Just... All Kinds of WrongSo, once upon a time, there was a comic strip called Richie Rich, about the adventures of the world's richest spoiled brat as he gets to do... whatever the hell he wants, because, you know, screw the rules and he has money and all that jazz. Oh, and he sometimes feels lonely, since he has no friends... boo hoo. All the money in the world - all the highest grade technology in the world at his disposal, up to and including robot maids -, and he's whining that he doesn't have friends.... This is Just... All Kinds of Wrong1 month ago in Personal More Like This
First World Problems, am I right?
Yeah, you can see why this comic - this escapist fantasy about a boy who has never known real conflict in his life, because he can just throw money at it - has been a curiosity, but never anything "big." Never caught on, no matter how many attempts were made to "modernize" the premise and make Richie seem less of a douche. They never succeed, as the new Netflix produced Richie Rich show clearly demonstrates, wherein Richie Rich acts like a twelve year old Jordan
R.I.P. Leonard NimoyWe are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human.R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Leonard Nimoy has passed on, but Spock will live on in our hearts.
Live Long, And Prosper.
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
Of All the Souls I've Met on My Travels...Of All the Souls I've Met on My Travels...1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Pokemon Rainbow RP Group ShoutoutSo I am not sure if you guys noticed, but if you look at pages I manage, I am part of a group called PokemonRainbow . A group I started around 2 years ago, the last time I talked about the group on my page was when the group started actually! But I think it might be a good idea to talk about it a little bit to let you know what it is, its a Pokemon Role Play group I created so members (We call ourselves the Rainbros) can have fun and share their creativity and love for Pokemon. You make your OC (Original Character) on the group, you don't even need to be a Pokemon Trainer, we allow you to be anything you want so be it a doctor, lawyer, dancer, artist, chef, grunt, rocket scientist even, just as long as you are not a Champion or Elite Four or Gym Leader then its fine, because those roles are used for the progression of the story.Pokemon Rainbow RP Group Shoutout8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Interactive TF2 Steamy Story Time?So, I recently found out about a program for how to make an interactive story! I've been playing with it for quite some time now and it's pretty fun and I'm thinking of making a story for TF2. ;D Keep an open mind on this though. I am a terrible writer which is why I draw things more than I do write fiction. I'm also pretty bad with spelling and grammatical mistakes which is why, if I do make this, I need some help pointing out problems within the writing of the story. I might just skim over a big flop I left behind in the writing. Also the story moves through scripting a lot, so if there's bugs, I'll need to know how to fix those. Anyways what do you guys think? Should I start on one?Interactive TF2 Steamy Story Time?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
http://sarah-borrows.tumblr.com/ My Blog
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Avatar: The Myths of ManyPitch for Avatar prequel show: a series of short stories dealing with past Avatars across the world's history. Their exploits are framed as stylized, maybe embellished folk takes, myths and children's stories.Avatar: The Myths of Many1 month ago in Personal More Like This
i.e. You know how Wan's story was basically the Avatar equivalent to the myth of Prometheus - with a little Journey to the West and Aladdin thrown in, for good measure - and a creation myth as a whole? Something similar.
Yay or nay? Any comments, suggestions, ideas?
Darkness vs. Splatterhouse Preview!The Crypt Keeper: The freaks and geeks have spoken, kiddies!Darkness vs. Splatterhouse Preview!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rod Serling: Our combatants are about to drive into a realm of senseless violence, of a theoretical gladiatorial arena hosted in the pop cultural landscape... next stop, Death Battle.
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Jackie's Swanky Penthouse
On one peculiar morning, the man who was host to a primordial evil had received the strangest letter. One of his lackeys had loyally delivered it to him during the middle of breakfast. The former hitman gave the ridiculously decorated letter the once over, before opening the envelop and reading the contents as followed:
"Dear Mr. Estacado,
You have been invited to compete in the Death Battle Circuit, the Great Multiversal Fighting Program. Better yet, you've been chosen for our multi-art Halloween Special!
Your opponent has been selected and is awaiting you at the address listed just below.
Hope you put on a show.
The Death Battle Station"
ComparisonActivist vs Social Justice WarriorComparison2 days ago in Personal More Like This
An activist would want to install a wheelchair ramp in front of the local library. A social justice warrior would want to remove the stairs so they don't offend people who can't use them.
DmCBwahahahahaha! I'm so stupidly excited for this. 8D Fuck yeah Devil May Cry!DmC4 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Commissions: Dec. Commishes Open *Buy 1 Get 1 Free**
Cute Little Survey, Out of Curiosity...Who here has a favourite musical, animated or live-action, and why?Cute Little Survey, Out of Curiosity...2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Injustice DLC Idea: Doctor FateDoctor FateInjustice DLC Idea: Doctor Fate1 year ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Voiced By: Edward Asner
Intro: He floats on screen. "Nabu finds you unworthy."
Mid-Match Taunt: "Is that all you can muster? This isn't even half my magic!"
Post-Match Exit: He walks off. Next thing you see is him at Justice Society Headquarters talking with Doctor Mid-Nite (Either cameo or FUTURE DLC IDEA?)
Magic Blast An Energy Blast ejects from his fingers, sending them flying.
Bunny Trick A giant rabid bunny jumps on the opponent.
Launcher: Forward He grabs them, spins them around, throws them in the air, and shoots an energy blast at them.
Back He trips them and hits them with a magically enhanced back-kick to send them flying.
Character Trait: Helmet of Nabu With the help of Nabu, your speed and strength is increased.
Super Move: Might of Nabu Throwing a disc, he runs up, punches them in the face and gra
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
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Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Things on my mind:* Does anyone else think the Maroon 5 song "Animals" syncs up with the story of Little Red Riding Hood?Things on my mind:2 months ago in Personal More Like This
* I hate how Dr. Seuss has become a pop-cultural punching bag. Every time someone in a sitcom asks a dumb character who their favorite poet is, they say Seuss, like they're saying his work is a joke. I happen to think Seuss was a GREAT poet! Who else could think of a tongue-twisting phrase like "Skipper Zipp's Clipper Ship Chip Chop Shop"?
* So I've been giving the "Blogger Doom" thing some thought, and here's what I came up with: what if this "blogger" thing is just him midway through his origin story? What if this film shows how he became scarred, then he spends some time between now and the sequel making his armor in Tibet and overthrowing the Latverian government? It's actually pretty close to his 616 origin story. Still, maybe we shouldn't get our hopes up. It's still a Fantastic 4 movie.
* How come nobody's ever made a Dracula AMV with "Children of the Night" by Dream Evil? He
Holy Shizzle A New DmC Game!!!DmC Definitive Addition which will be a new form of the DmC Reboot game coming out in March! 8DHoly Shizzle A New DmC Game!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh fuck the hell yes.
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The Dungeons and Dragons Bug is Spreading!So, good news.The Dungeons and Dragons Bug is Spreading!4 hours ago in Personal More Like This
Turns out I'll be running my own campaign, live, and not just on a Skype chatroom. This time, with my brother, my best friend and this new friend I made recently. A four person campaign is a respectable size.
This'll be fun!
But now I have to figure out what to do for this campaign... should I stick with an established module or go home-brew...
Dark Knight Rises, Sukahs!!!! XD(First, a moment of silence for the people who tragically lost their lives at the aurora shooting in colorado.-_-)Dark Knight Rises, Sukahs!!!! XD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you know it... I know it, Nolan's Third and Last installment to the Live-Action Batman Movie franchise is now up and rearin' to excess.
Granted I am a tad bit confused as to how Bane would "Break the Bat" without the superhuman strength he gets from venom (Seeing as how this is supposed to be realism) but I still think he can pull off a top-notch performance...plus, a thousand times better than what ShowMaker had to offer.
And yeah like everyone else I am also skeptical about Anne Hathoway's take on Catwoman but then again the same happened with Heath Ledger's Joker and boy were we fortunately wrong. (Thou I still think Mark Hamill is the better one)
So without a doubt this movie is gonna "Rise" in the Box Office, and thou it may be the last of Nolan's direction on the Caped Crusader, We are still offered to a reboot with the same man behind the producer's chair...But
New Cosplay!!!Hi guys! So me and my friend are going to Granite State Comic Con as the Applebuck sisters (MLP) with her as Apple Jack and me as Apple Bloom. This escalated and we've collected a Fluttershy, a Rainbow Dash, and a Twilight Sparkle.New Cosplay!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOWEVER I might go as Pinkie Pie- until I change my mind I'm being that little cutie on the left
Also its autumn, I love autumn, its so pretty and pumpkins and leaves <3
ANY APPLE BLOOM COSPLAY TIPS OR PONY COSPLAY TIPS IN GENERAL?
Giveaways!Yes, I'm back to entering giveaways like a fiend! Here's a few:Giveaways!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://kurohikokazuha.deviantart.com/journal/500-Points-Giveaway-393583750 You could win 500 points! The deadline is September 5th.
http://ricochet-points.deviantart.com/art/Point-Giveaway-388543766 You could win 1000 POINTS!!!
http://miumeii.deviantart.com/journal/EDIT-Win-800-points-from-me-393896065 Two winners will each receive 400 points! The deadline is the 22nd of this month.
http://ami-chann.deviantart.com/journal/Giveaway-Open-394191641 800 points are up for grabs here! This giveaway ends on the 17th of