about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
so... the method of workmany have been curious about my work method.so... the method of work1 year ago in Personal More Like This
well to fully grasp that i must first explain my personal origins
1 i was a traditional painter and drawer?...that doesnt sound right...
batman catwoman by *nebezial
batman huntress comission by *nebezial
2 i was a traditional sculptor..alas photos of that stuff mostly got lost
so here is what i did in high school.... by *nebezial
i practiced abour 17 yeears now to get this bunch of mostly self taught techniques to work
most of my stuff is a digital painting now, made or drawn in photoshop cs3. never switched higher as cs3 satisfied all my photoshoppin needs
i used to do quite a bit of modelling in 3d studio max, but it was too technical of a program so eventually i gave it up and completely switched to zbrush as it provided me with excellent set of organinc modelling and texturing tools
aand some of that
ravine- process shot for lynn's winter armor by *nebezial
ravine- how dragons are made XD by *nebezial
so you want to be a professional XDokay, time for another journalso you want to be a professional XD9 months ago in Personal More Like This
so i keep getting the same questions over and over again. how did i learn to do this.
i was self taught. by this i mean, i took the initiative and seeked out the knowledge, as no one was offering it.
i draw on average 8 to 10 hours a day, every day. by average i mean that some days its 6 and some 12
so... the argument.
i keep hearing this one. well i want to be a professional artist, but life is hard, i need to work, i don't really have the time....
let me put things in perspective here.
i used to work as a night guard on the beach. every single night from 8 pm to s6 am. after that i would go meet up with my dad who gouarded another beach to get a cup of coffee. we had a bite to eat, and then both went to haul and sell fruits and vegetables.
every evening i was drawing. when the sun set i sat under a street lamp and drew through the night.
every night. this was on occasion interrupted by a fight with some exceedingly drunk people who wouldn't
on stylesimma keep this one simple....on styles1 year ago in Personal More Like This
style is just how the artist feels like treating his or her world at any given time!
it is influenced by the styles of other artists the artist admires
it is an amalgamation of influences mixed with personal sensibility....
it is perpetually changing and evolving
and it is not a trademarked property
see, i personally am a mix of influences from michael turner , adam hughes, marc silvestri, alex ross a few concept artist, and my design is greatly influenced by stan winston studio
my cartoonyer style is influenced greatly by disney and don bluth with a dash of manga and a healthy dose of j scott campbell who can probably tell you a similar story about the origins of his own style
its the nature of humanity people.
we stand on each others shoulders striving for greatness. so too will i influence quite a few artists who will adapt my own approaches into their workflow.
also.... i'm batman!
just to see who is still reading XD
advice on some stuff to look up before tutorialsso im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soonadvice on some stuff to look up before tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier w
madnessapparently einstein defines madness as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.madness4 months ago in Personal More Like This
i call that practice....
so in short , if you wanna get good...
you gotta go a little bit crazy XD
(i cant believe that this has to be said but... this is a fun little joke from the same guy that brought you the sheer brilliance of dildo baggins, don't take me too seriously, god knows i don't XD)
ravine interview part 1http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=42627ravine interview part 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
honestly... i am geeking out , smiling... and a little teary eyed XD
tutorialsjust an announcement , this weekend im starting on some video + audio tuts... expect rude dickishness if the walk it off you pansy kind! XD. by that i mean , no tutorial will replace practice, it is meant to boost practice..so funtimes ahead!tutorials10 months ago in Personal More Like This
so today i saw an elephant paint an elephantyes... a fucking elephant painted an elephant!so today i saw an elephant paint an elephant6 months ago in Personal More Like This
dafuq did you paint today?????
get to painting! XD
Off Book: The Art of IllustrationI love the mini-documentaries PBS produces called he Off Book series.Off Book: The Art of Illustration10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This one is about illustrators and the field of illustration.
Even has an interview with :iconseangordonmurphy:
If you want to be an illustrator or are a fan of illustration, this is well worth a looksee.
ravine-february 2013 here we go!unfortunately description of the story is outdated and fails to mention that ron marz is handling the final rewrite to tweak my croatian butchering of english language XDravine-february 2013 here we go!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
also pagecount is wrong, it is 140 pages
first issue is 10$
after that 15
for each issue. that on average brings you a series of fantasy graphic novels of 140 pages each.. later some even more..cough
value to eny comic reader is i think obvious, every 4 months you get one issue, that in pagecount equals over 6 standard 4$ issues that are usually done. my idea is a simple one. i dont want to drain people for the small floppy issues and have forced cliffhangers every 20 pages.
i want to make a true full blooded fantasy story, and for that, i need me a nice pagecount XD
but no worries, its loaded with dragons n stuff XD
updatesjust to let you know, im not dead XD i had some computer issues lately again, which started occurring a week before i posted last strip.updates7 months ago in Personal More Like This
my drawing hard disc (the one i use only for storing my drawings) started acting funny.
it would freeze on occasion and once it had enough of me meddling about, it would restart the computer with a blue screen of death.(quite a drama queen..)
at first i thought it was a virus.. but after completely wiping out all of my discs, scanning them, cleaning them (preforming disc checkup, cleanup and defragmenter several times a day) and repairing my windows... same issue repeated to the point when it wouldn't even allow me to start windows.the screen would just shut down..
one other thing i noticed was as i was working on the images/strips they started corrupting. they would get some weird stripes all over them, and while i managed to fix some of them, it was getting really frustrating because it really started spreading even to the images that i had complete
aaand another ravine interview :)http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marz-sejic-ravine-creator-owned-top-cow.htmlaaand another ravine interview :)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
god damn it i really should make some videosi mean for crying out loud only videos of me doing shit are actually taken by fans or convention people XDgod damn it i really should make some videos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so yeah, imma try and make some of my own soon till then for all sho are curious here are some from few years ago
and this one was a few years ago on san diego comic con when i was signing at arcana booth and then realised that wacom people were at the table next to me .....soooo....i really wanted to try out the 21 inch cintiq.
cool thing but too damn big for my taste, my experience is;bigger the tablet , slower the work
still i must admit that recently i have been more and more reverting to my old original style and my old love to paper...heh..who knows maybe soon ull see
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting
my youtube channelfor those interested about my workflows i got m a bunch of videos there.my youtube channel4 months ago in Personal More Like This
4 of them are tutorial videos , youwill have to excuse my allergy induced itch that resulted in me trying to scratch my troat.... which my microphone then decided to pick up and multiply to what sounds like me and my pet chiuaua trying to compete for the tutorial....i do not wons a pet chiuaua... i have a cat... he is a spoiled douche....
but that's a whole nother story
enjoy all you who haven't seen these yet as next month i will post a few shorter, more focused video tuts, some on photoshop techniques, some on general crap i figured out over time. till then
aand ravine previews are coming init is a special feelign when a 11 years in the making project is finally about to hit the light of dayaand ravine previews are coming in1 year ago in Personal More Like This
newsarama bigass preview. to you faithful viewers it wont be big news cept for the upgraded look of many pages...
which makes me think i could post a sort of an evolution overview of ravine with artistic development stages...could be fun
oh also for thoswe interested in how i make all this stuff and who havent had the cnace to see
here is my youtube channel. this week i will be making a few short simple and efficient photoshop tuts
Photoshop BrushesPhotoshop brushesPhotoshop Brushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you might remember my previous journal with a list of brush-sets I've tried out and found very useful. Today I bring you more!
And honestly I must say that those few new sets contain absolutely everything one needs (I won't join the discussion that a real artist needs only one brush, because it's absolutely true but makes things much less fun and fancy ;))
After downloading and installing a brush set always test every single brush - play with it on a clear canvas, test it in different colours and using different strokes. Pick only those which you like and know how to use, delete the others or at least move them to the bottom of the list, leaving the most often used at the top.
New brush sets
These 6 wonderful sets brought to you by ~Vincent-Montreuil are compilations of brushes that create amazing effects. All of them
painting video demonstrationpainting video demonstration2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here is a new one
its about exracting lineart from background layer, after you scanned/had your image flattened down.
on this one i actuall managed to fingure how note tool works so i am actually writing as im demonstrating things
go here---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch0bBrCwc8&featurelcp
also check my husbands tutorials, they are at the bottom of the journal also newly added
finally as promised i made a video demonstration about painting a picture in photoshop.
i started from scratch, made a sketch in photoshop and from there started painting. for the overall image it took me 3 hrs so i was rushing a bit, so please exuse anatomiocal mistakes.
Also, i started off with only basic brushes, and i made advanced ones as the video progressed. that way i wanted to show you various purpose for different brushes and how to use them.
i didnt put any text in this demonstration, since this is just for viewing the process, but i plan on making shorter - mo
Tip of the Day: is it memorable?In this ever growing art community (especially online) it gets harder and harder to be noticed. You will be noticed when your art and/or the idea behind your art is unique.Tip of the Day: is it memorable?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Think about how memorable your art is. If it looks like a million other things, no one is going to remember it.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: QualityTip of the Day: Quality isn't expensive. It's priceless.Tip of the Day: Quality2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
and now for something stupidtetsuyo nomura is one pervy guy, and i know my pervy...and now for something stupid1 year ago in Personal More Like This
im just saying that the shiva sisters from final fantasy 13 is one pervy concept... its two chicks..that you ride on.. and guess what , if you put your girlfriend behind you, one of the shiva sisters is eatin ass....
i....just...wow.. back to drawing
video tutorialsso as many of you have noticed first one is up...in which i am dealing with a badass case of pollen allergy. for the curious ones, the sound i keep making that sounds like i ate a chiuaua whole is me trying to scratch the back of my throat... and ears..and eyes..and brain at the same time...video tutorials9 months ago in Personal More Like This
aaaanyways, im trying to figure out the themes for the next ones, to kinda give them structure, definitely on my list is reflectivity, details, and techniques and crap like that
then ill definitely have one on some digital inking tricks
prolly gonna do some zbrush ones too, but dont expect to learn that much from me without actually trying shit out on your own too.
and again to remind you all, these are nothing but techniques. if you want to learn how to actually draw... then..draw. if you fail...draw more, if you are the best ever..draw more.... im just here to show you some tips n tricks XD
i mean sure, you might end up pickin up on some stuff from me. but there is no substituti