7 Things I've learned as a comic book artistThis is an excerpt from my blog at www.willterrell.com from July 13, 2012:7 Things I've learned as a comic book artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The other day I wrote about this being my 15th anniversary as a comic book artist and posted THESE pages from my very first comic book for San Diego Comic Con in 1997. I wanted to follow that up by taking the opportunity to talk about a few things I've learned over the years as a comic book artist. Hopefully what I've learned can be of value to you. Here is a list of 7 things I've learned in my time as an artist…
1. MISTAKES ARE WHAT EXPERIENCE LOOKS LIKE
I don't know where I heard it first, but I knew from the very beginning that you have to do a lot of bad work in order to get to the good stuff. So I made the decision early on to make my mistakes as fast as possible in order to get to the other side of experience. What I didn't know at the time, was that you can make all sorts of mistakes that you don't even know are possible. Trusting the wrong people, jumping before you look, focusing on the wrong goal
May is gone and June is coming! *...HI EVERYONE!...*May is gone and June is coming!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you, guys? I've decided to dedicate the skin's journal to "Batman" because the 21st of may my Scarecrow Cosplay received a DD! *--*
Here you are the thumb -->
I am also so happy because I've passed the 100 DDs suggested!
Anyway, This was a very busy month for me, because on June I'll have some university exams to take…! For this reason I took a little break from
cosplay, but I'm going to wear a new costume very soon!
Now, let's begin with the month freaturing! :
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Longkui - Reminescence by EiloriaWe Will Punish You by Come-On-CosplayQueen of Hearts - I by hexlordCome here, Little Lamb by AnimaidensGOSICK by EvangelineMakikiyamIt Will Shine Someday - Magic Knight Rayearth by kerubearSometimes you want to be alone by MonicaWosShut up and eat a pineapple! by WackelPBrotherhood by cloethIs that all? by PaXingCaiRirichiyo Shirakiin by ikabiiThe Witch of Elrit by anthenii-sanLove Is A Battlefield by SoloGraysonTouhouvania -Patchouli Knowledge by CalssaraHikaru Shidou by kurorochanHeisuke Todo. by VerrettPaula by kisara-nyanArthur Kirkland I by lilistprinceAn illusion - Mukuro Rokudo TYL by NarcissPuppetHakuouki Hekketsuroku by HaraNatsumiVampire-Knight by PriSuicunArthur Kirkland II by lilistprinceCelestia 1 - My Little Pony by DugFinnGasai Yuno || Mirai Nikki by HAPPYHAHARWBY: A Thorny Rose by Adellexe:thumb376291288:Gundam ZAFT Meister by palecardinalWork Your Magic by MeiCosplayVirus kneel by Sinitar-des
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Today I show you how to sew a wide braid. Most cosplayers have the problem that our character has a pattern, a braid or similar to his clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little tutorial you have one of many ways to solve this problem completeley.
Today my costume is from Sakizou of the artbook "Romantic jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld
Have a look what the bra
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Rukia cosplay by AleDiriRWBY: A Rosy Dream by AdellexeTrinity Blood - Balcony by Faeryx13Cat's food - Miku - VOCALOID by ShirokiiFFX: The Summoner by JoviClaireKuroro - Kurapika by PriSuicunGoku ssj2...the power of Kamehameha! by AlexcloudsquallLightning Returns: Crimson Blitz by JoviClaireVampire Knight : Yuki Kuran by Misaki-SaiBIOSHOCK: Welcome to Rapture by Benny-LeeNoir: Last thing you'll ever see by ocwajbaumJudal: Fallen Magi by chibinis-chanCode Geass Gaiden: Akito the Exiled by Green-MakakasYue-cosplay-clamp2 by PriSuicunMarquise de Pompadour by clodia-romero:thumb363928364:Lonely Island by Aster-Hime
A small talk about pricing your artYou're creating art. You have the passion, you have the skills. Why not make some money out of it then? It's a good idea, right? A lot of people live from creating art, and even more earn some money on the side by taking commissions. You should give it a shot!A small talk about pricing your art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So... How much money is your art worth?
It's a hard question to answer for those who are just starting their adventure with selling and creating art for money. Is its worth equal to the price of the materials you used? Is it equal to the value of the time you've spent on creating it? What about the emotional value you put into it? Should your education influence your prices?
No matter if art is your job, hobby or a pastime, you should never undervalue it. In this article I will try to give some tips as to how assess the value of your artwork and touch the problem of too low prices.
We're in it for the money.
Let's be honest - if you're reading this then you probably want
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Death by Millenia666KAMEHAMEHA by AleDiriMonster High by KrieitorThe Next Chapter by StarburstCosplayMiku by EvangelineMakikiyamAMNESIA - Shin [II] - 03 by YukiRichanSword Dance by Indie-vampireMagi - Desert by aco-reaSuite Pretty Cure by Lye1Master of Magic by Nishi-GantzerDance in the dark by HagaHotaru
Otaku House Finallist+New Cosplay Video!!Otaku House Finallist+New Cosplay Video!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys!! how are you?
Im taking part in the finallist of otaku house!!
I would like it if you vote to me!
its so excitin and awesome!!!
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and for the another news!!me and my bff KimuXGemini made a new video of "Blame it on the cosplay!"
you can watch it here:
so thank you guys and have a super awesome day!!
like my facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/hotco…
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Premium membership and more!hey guys!whatsup?Premium membership and more!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so I got a premium membership!
soon after the exams im going to make a photoshots for Yuki Onna
and to another object......
I quit from the contest of Otaku house....I'm not going to take part in an amateur organization that makes mistakes every time while hurting a cosplayer.
I want to thank those who supported me during the competition
have a nice day
Cold, Jack Frost, goodreadsn accountHey there, guys! Hope you had a brilliant start this year! Unfortunately i'm super ill at the moment, got myself a very nasty cold and well, i didn't do much besides sleeping the last days, so i didn't do something on New Year's Eve either. I have to do so much for university and so less time and i just can't afford being ill at the moment and i still want to do my Jack Frost shooting with my staff! My girlfriend made me one for christmas *_* I just can't wait to do the shoot, hopefully my cold won't last so much longer. Expect a new Jack Frost shooting in the next two weeks!Cold, Jack Frost, goodreadsn account2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another thing is: I made a goodreads account! Atm i'm still updating, but i love to add some of you. maybe some like to read as much as I do? XD
-> http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/15981827-rhimineecat here's the link, feel free to add me as a friend, i'd love to know what you are reading ^__~
Has anyone seen the Doctor Who christmas special? I think it was gorgeous! I guess it is my most favorite christm
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In the last tutorial I showed you how to work with Worbla's Finest Art and Worbla's Deco Art.
And it goes even further with Worbla.
Today I want to tell you the theme "coloring".
Worbla can be simple paint, varnish or spray. But what only few people know, you can even color Worbla's Deco Art.
So let's go:
What do you need:
- Worbla's Deco Art
- all other basic materials you needed, see
Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank***WARNING: THIS IS A SUPER LONG AND DETAILED POST!***Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get a lot of questions on how waselreins and I did the body makeup for our demon sisters cosplays. So here I'll tell ya'll how we did it, in addition to the whole story about the limo entrance. With pictures!!
On Saturday morning, I woke up at 5 AM to get ready for Kneesock. The limo was going to pick us up at 12:45 PM and I had to help the others get ready so I woke up the earliest to do as much of myself as I could. After the necessary prepping (shower/wash face/brush teeth/moisturize) I put in my contacts and wig cap first.
I used Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in red for my face and ears. I was told afterwards it's pretty bad for your skin so next time I'm gunna use Kryolan or Mehron, but for Fanime Ben Nye worked perfectly fine for me. Here's a bit more info on it here: http://stageandtheatermakeup.com/bnmagiaq.htm
Instead of water to spray onto the red makeup I used LiquiSet and a foundation brush to apply it to my face.
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After my dear friend :iconaigue-marine: (and a lot of other people before) asked me, how I make my appliques, I thought: hey, you work at a costume with this appliques again. I can make a tutorial!
And here you see step by step how I make on a easy way all my appliques.
What do you need:
- paper, pencil and scissors (maybe a rubber)
- fabric and thread
- Interfacing /Interfacing doubl
chronicles of hateso...i woke up to a most unusual email today. my friend and writer on aphrodite9, matt hawkins asked me if i could give a shout out to this book, chronicles of hate as it was massively slipping under everyone's radar.chronicles of hate7 months ago in Personal More Like This
it was most unusual for him to ask that, and usually i am shit at even promoting my own stuff... if it wasn't for my fans and readers...whoo boy XD
so i stood baffled as to how do i even do this... and then i looked at the files he had sent me...
f&/k it! i know exactly how to go about this!
if you want to have an ultimate tool of ever mastering the art of painting values, whether you like comics or not, this is your friggin book!
not kidding! this dude, Adrian Smith, wipes the floor with my value skills and composition skills XD
brilliant designworks, graphic novel is not of the wordy variety as he allows the art to tell the story, and genres and stories being very personal taste based i can't tell you whether or not it will be your c
Sucker Punch Behind The ScenesSucker Punch Behind The Scenes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although I would love it if you watched the video, it shows no where near as much work as was put into this shoot. Some of this is embarrassing but I love reading about people's mistakes and how they overcame them. So here are mine.
I bought the costume last November, thinking I would be able to shoot the next week, edit easy peasy and be done in a month. Right.
I booked the first model several times over the course of 3 months but she flaked every time. I'm actually quite happy, as Laura turned out to be PERFECT, easy going, and an overall better model. Laura was kind enough to shoot with me twice, as I was hesitant about the poses I picked out. We kept some, threw out others and added new ones for the second time around.
For the WWI shot, I first tried to make the Notre Dame ruins by hand or find realistic models used for game tables. Turns out no one buys them anymore and thus I had no luck finding one. I att
How to suggest a Daily DeviationHello!How to suggest a Daily Deviation2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to one of our polls at Traditionalists, there are many people who don't know how to suggest a Daily Deviation - too many, really. In this article you'll learn all about suggesting DDs: it'll be focused on Traditional Art category, but the general rules are the same for all the categories on dA.
So you've just encountered an outstanding work - or had one for ages in your favourites - and you'd like it so much to be seen by everyone on dA. Before you suggest anything, you need to check if its author had a DD within past 6 months, as one deviant can have only 1 DD per 180 days. How? Add "dds" to their profile address, so:
username.deviantart.com would turn into username.deviantart.com/dds
You may also reach that page by clicking "browse" in deviant's gallery (top left, between "feat
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Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
I'm Real, Are You?UPDATE 21/02/2014:I'm Real, Are You?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So this journal literally got so full that it won't let me post anymore thumbnails XD I've created a second journal, so you guys can just keep adding your photos Also, there isn't a deadline for this, so just send in a pic when you're ready to <3
Here's the second journal ^u^
EDIT: I realize many of you are asking as to why I am doing this. Why would I want to put my face on the internet with an insignificant sign that can't really prove who I am?
Because I wanted to create light to darkness, to help people know that you never have to stay the victim, you can be a survivor.
Please know that I am not hateful towards the offender, nor do I feel anger. I have dealt with my emotions, and have come to accept that what has happened cannot be changed. But maybe we can help to prevent incidents like this in the
so you want to be a professional XDokay, time for another journalso you want to be a professional XD2 years 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
2013!OMG phantom of the opera skin#$@#<3<32013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to congratulate you for a happy good year!~
Thanks for the lovely comments and fav
and thank to my watchers and friends!<3<3
I had an amazing year!~
I improved a lot In cosplaying~!and I hope I will more next year!
so.....happy new year!
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(I'm sorry about the spelling mistakes)
Final Fantasy X-2 Photoshoot Pt.1Final Fantasy X-2 PhotoshootFinal Fantasy X-2 Photoshoot Pt.13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Final Fantasy X-2's story follows the character Yuna from as she seeks to resolve political conflicts in the fictional world of Spira before it leads to war.
My model Catherine flew into town for a visit and wanted to have a shoot. She hadn't done much modelling work in the past, but was always keen to listen to my ideas and contribute her own. The location was in a studio with wonderful vintage furniture, hard wooden floors, brick walls with decor scattered around the scene.
The weather that day was perfect, and while my primary lightsource was natural, I used a reflector to gain that secondary lightsource. It was also the first time I had used my flashgun, but may have to use it more sparingly next time. Being in a photostudio, I had a playground of lights and softboxes to play with, but didn't get around to it.
My intention in post-production involved recreating a quieter ambience with subdued, desaturated colors that we