SBFF exclusive at SDCC!!DC has announced Super Best Friends Forever EXCLUSIVE maquettes for San Diego Comic Con 2013!!! http://www.themarysue.com/super-best-friends-statues/SBFF exclusive at SDCC!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Live the dream, don't talk about it!Doug TenNapel, independent comics creator, is an inspiration to me in many ways. He has a fun, accessible art style that is dramatic and fresh. His story telling is always askew in the best of ways. I don't think I've read one of his graphic novels without having some smiles and a surprise or two along the way. On top of that, he is outspoken about almost everything in his life. (I think of him as the Rush Limbaugh of comics- oh man, that sounds really bad, but early Rush, not present day Rush, if that helps.) I agree with most things he states on Facebook. BUT- the thing I am most inspired about him is his drive (in the old days we would call that "work ethic"). The guy does NOT give up. Because of that, he single-handedly will put out a new graphic novel a year. While creating a webcomic. While pitching new TV show development ideas in Hollywood. While running a half marathon. While working freelance jobs.Live the dream, don't talk about it!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Drawing Adventure Time StyleI made a tutorial here! http://yamino.tumblr.com/post/17671844534/drawing-at-styleDrawing Adventure Time Style3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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
Dreamworks CritiqueI'm pitch my storyboards in front of professional artists at my university on Thursday night.Dreamworks Critique2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is it normal that I'm not nervous? Maybe I'm not thinking about it to clearly.
Maybe it's because that I work with a boss who critiques me all the time and is hard on me.
Or maybe I already know the outcome of the whole scenario. I definitely doubt the Dreamworks crew will like me. That doesn't mean I don't care. I do try my best for any audience. But in my mind it's like "I know I'm gonna look like an idiot so I might as well try my best and smile. Dreamworks may not like me but oh well"
Did I mention it's finals weeks and I'm freaking out? Maybe that's the case. It's not just one thing I have to worry about. I have other assignments to finish and I don't have the time to focus entirely on one.
I don't know I'm just so tired....
Exhausted from CTNIt was a fun weekend and I'm glad I got to go inside, free of charge, just to help John and the crew demonstrate how Toon Boom works!Exhausted from CTN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I walked around and met some wonderful friends. I finally met the wonderful twins Eli and Oli, who are adorable and I can't get enough of them. I wish I hung with them more.
I even met friends that I'd thought I would see. My high school animator teacher, my professor from Animation I John McIntyre (artist from Powerpuff Girls, Dextar's Lab, Flapjack), my friends from high school or friends that I have know for ages.
I also got to meet my heroes Katie Rice and Gabe Swarr. I was incredibly nervous but they were sweet and funny. I couldn't face other amazing artists like Pascal Campion and Britney Lee so I'm really glad I got the courage to meet those two.
I also made new friends who enjoyed my work. Sorry to those if I seemed busy or spazzed out. I'm very weird and I was probably in the zone that time on Toon Boom.
Sarah Harkey animated, John Kedzie edite
How can a cartoonist keep motivated and inspired?A friend asked me: “How do you motivate yourself to keep drawing? Lately I have been lacking that. One of the reasons is that I feel afraid of making mistakes in my drawings not to mention that I sometimes feel inferior when I compare my drawings to other artists (particularly those who make illustrations and cartoons)”How can a cartoonist keep motivated and inspired?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One thing that keeps me drawing is having to. If I don’t have an FRS done every week, the readers get ornery, and so I have something I need to get done every week, whether I like what I’ve made or not.
But sometimes I feel uninspired or just plain don’t like what I’m turning out. This happened just a week ago. There’s a few things I like to do in this instance.
-Sometimes I just find some drawings I really like and try to quickly draw their construction. No details, just the construction. This is an especially good technique if there are particular artists you want more influence from:
interview with LA WeeklyI am extremely honored to have been interviewed for LA Weekly, and included in their People 2012 issue "People 2012" with the likes of Liz Meriwether and Carrie Fisher and many other fascinating Los Angel-ites. The interview was fun to do, and I'm relieved the photo turned out so nicely.interview with LA Weekly3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Favorite quote: "Think of the girls," she told herself as she worked on the show. "They need to believe that the stuff they like isn't stupid."
Take a read and enjoy!
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.
"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
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!
What Makes a Great Villain?"The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is, where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there...in peace.What Makes a Great Villain?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
War will make corpses of us all."
-Return of the King
I've been asked this on more than one occasion by more than one friend so...here's my interpretation.
In order to be an effective, memorable villain to me a character must be just that initially...
It doesn't matter how much nifty armor or flashy powers you pile on: nothing comes close to the impact of a person who turns to the dark side, perhaps from his own volition, perhaps because of circumstances. A villain is not exempt from having no internal motivations, no logical decision making, no personal attitude. What is a villain who just laughs maniacally and strides about intoning the plot and nothing beside usually called even by the most forgiving of review
Wow what a week!I received my first Daily Deviation with this imageWow what a week!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was very proud of it but this was completely unexpected! A huge thanks to *Lazulelle for suggesting it and to ^KasumiCR for featuring it. And thanks to everyone else for the sweet comments and favs.
In other news, my cat is getting better. And I saved some money for his next appointment. We're still keeping an eye on his bottom lip since we're still not 100% sure what caused it.
And in just a few minutes, I'm going to San Diego for my cousin's wedding.
Also the commissions are going great! Some of you guys requested more than just a pencil character sketch so it's taking some time.
I think I'm forgetting something else.... Oh well probably not important
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 On10 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
The 100 Ten Dollar Sketches ProjectHey guys!The 100 Ten Dollar Sketches Project3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has begun!
It's called the 100 Ten Dollar Sketches
*~Following These Rules Will Make You CoolBADASS~*
1. 10 Dollars for each character
2. It can be any character you want: your original or from anywhere (Tv show, games, comics, Homestuck, etc). All I ask is that you give me some helpful references and maybe suggest a pose to me
3. Let's keep each commission slightly appropriate since I will be showing this to everyone on the web.
4. You will need a paypal account. It's easy to get one so no need to panic~
5. You cannot reserve so request one while you still can
*~How Will This Work~*
STEP 1: Send me a note here (or email me at email@example.com). I highly recommend you email me. I get a lot of notes so I might lose you.
STEP 2: Title it "100 SKETCH" (because it's fun to yell)
STEP 3: In your message, 1. Give me the name of the character you want me to draw, 2. Include a couple helpful references of your character (1 or 2, and I'll
Season Six, DecidedSpecial thanks to the likes of :iconmadnessabe:, :iconwildgun-edge:, :iconhakuxtemari:, :iconwater-frez: and ESPECIALLY :icongokuvssuperman117: for these amazing images!Season Six, Decided1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen...
My season, as ordered, in this fashion:
The Ancient Masters of Parkour:
The Prince of Persia vs. Altair!
The Heroes of México:
Manolo Sanchez (The Book of Life) vs. Juan (Guacamelee)! - :iconmadnessabe:
Tyrants and the Men Who Oppose Them!
King Bradley (Fullmetal Alchemist) vs. Levi (Attack on Titan)
Death Can't Stop a Good Man:
Alex "Robocop" Murphy vs. Brandon "Beyond the Grave" Heat
Hot vs. Cold:
The Pyro vs. Mr. Freeze! - :iconmojaramask:
The Heavens Crash with Thunder!
Raiden (Mortal Kombat) vs.
Something I just need to say...Well, this is something that has gone through my head for a while since of some...personal incidents of people I know. People within this beautiful community of writers united in a mutual geeky love of writing Death Battles, battles between fictional characters in duels to the death.Something I just need to say5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've enjoyed some time as a writer, and earning some popularity and praises that I frankly think I don't really deserve. Honestly...I just see myself as nothing more but a guy from Illinois who has way too much time on his hands writing these fights. I don't care about being in the limelight; I just enjoy working on the research, as much of a bitch it is, and writing the overall fight, as much of a bitch that could be as well.
But...some personal incidents have occurred with some of fellow people in the community. I won't be naming who, but some of them have felt a sense that they aren't good enough for writing Death Battles. That people's' expectations are far too high for them and feel that they can't
Death Battle Written: Hall of Records*UPDATE: Updated Samus Aran, Boba Fett, Aquaman, Bowser, Annie Leonhardt, Pikachu, Vash the Stampede, Gaara of the Sand, Master Chief, Shinji Ikari/EVA-01, RoboCop, Fulgore, Kirby, Dio Brando, The Joker, Connor Kenway, Freddy Kreuger, DMC!Dante, He-Man, Popeye the Sailorman, Slade and Slenderman. Added Kaldur, Blue Beetle, Lancelot/Berserker, Byakuya Kuchiki, Twilight Sparkle, Kirito, Elsa, Meta Knight, Loki, Iron-Man, Johnny Cage and Alucard to the list.Death Battle Written: Hall of Records2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Come at me you Tumblr bastards! It's not my fault Elsa lost three matches and has to be put in Bottom Tier! But you really have to feel for poor, poor Pizza-Face Senpai. He can't even beat f**king DONTE and has plummeted to the pits of the Loser Tier!
Remember kids! Be sure to eat your spinach because if you do, you'll get to the Top Tier like Popeye the Sailorman!
But surprise, surprise! The 8-inches of pink horror that is Kirby rises to Legend Tier for the efforts of
My internshipI have a great announcement.My internship3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have been working for John Kricfalusi since Monday.
I'm learning so much.
I hope to show you guys soon what we worked on. We're suppose to finish next week.
I love my job.
Edit: Holy crap so many comments you guys are wonderful.
For those you wondering how he met. He commented last year that he loved my artwork. Then this year (couple months ago), I drew his character Sody Pop, and my amazing friend Keegan :iconconkertheking: showed it to John. Next thing you know, he contacted me and we ended up meeting face-to-face. And now I intern for him.
Something that was and will be again.Evil Dead TV series starring Bruce Campbell and directed/produced by Sam Raimi?Something that was and will be again.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Avatar Creators Confirm YOU KNOW WHAT (UPDATE)KORRA FINALE SPOILERS. DO NOT LOOK AT OR CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW UNLESS YOU'VE FINISHED WATCHING THE LAST EPISODE OF BOOK 4 (or simply don't care).Avatar Creators Confirm YOU KNOW WHAT (UPDATE)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
TURN AWAY IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED IT.
I MEAN IT.
OKAY, FINE, DON'T BLAME ME IF SOMETHING IS SPOILED.
To those of you who chose to interpret the ending differently or saw it as ambiguous, the Word of God(s) has come to say "This is what it was, is, and forever shall be."
But I think the majority of us were on the same page with what that final scene meant and how wonderful (and validating to many people's lives) it was. And for us I say: THREE CHEERS!
Because of a couple comments I've seen around (the web, my comics, this journal) that seem to take some issue with the ending, saying they either just didn't like the politica
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
Space Face Part 2http://youtu.be/i5oqqtWCJR0Space Face Part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
There it is! Enjoy
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