Working hard (not) for the moneyA friend of mine just showed me a blog post from screenwriter and author of INVISIBLE INK, Brian McDonald. Read this! This is talking about writing screen plays but APPLIES to all of the arts and BREAKING INTO THAT DREAM JOB. I get emails all the time from artists that want "TIPS" about how to get better- THERE ARE NO TIPS! It is hard work and lots of it that makes you great. Read on from Brian......Working hard (not) for the money3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Working Hard for the Money
My step father once told me, when I was a kid, that what made someone a professional rather than an amateur was that they were paid for what they did. He was wrong.
Many people use my step father's explanation for what makes a professional and I find that it leads to shoddy workmanship because it takes the focus off of getting good at what we do and shifts it to getting good enough to get paid. Or even worse just getting paid. The craft is often thrown out the window in favor of just doing whatever it takes t
No Zombies Allowed Art Journal!No Zombies Allowed Art Journal!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's where I'll be collecting the art from No Zombies Allowed posted around DA. Below you'll find it separated by artist.
NZA! Heroes by petura NZA! More art by petura NZA! Premiums by petura
Icon Madness! by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Agent by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Agent House by frogbillgo Through The Years by frogbillgo Building Collection by frogbillgo No Zombies Allowed Hero Concepts! by frogbillgo
No Zombies Allowed - Early Development by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Zombies! by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Eye Tests by Zatransis No Zombies Allowed - Heroes First Pass by Zatransis
ANIMATION FACT....The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.ANIMATION FACT....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
See how we influence each other?
RetardA couple of people (literally only two, but it's a matter worth mentioning) emailed me after they had read the most recent Sequential Art strip, in which the fictitious element “Retardium” is mentioned. Both messages voiced disapproval at my using the word “Retard” due to its slang referencing of the mentally disabled.Retard2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That interpretation of the word, in my eyes, is outdated.
Used in describing a mentally disabled individual, “retard” is a slur, and (as with any slur) anyone who says it in that context deserves a sharp blow to the head. However, used to describe a “wilfully ignorant, able-bodied idiot”, I think “retard” is perfectly acceptable. I’ll wager that everyone reading this knows someone that can accurately be described as a "f**king retard", none of whom are disabled in the slightest, nor in using the word is a mentally disabled person even thought of.
I’ve not heard “retard” used to des
Project Porkchop Vol. 388Project Porkchop Vol. 3887 months ago in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Another mini adventure (Lizardman 2)Well hello there! :iconbritishplz:Another mini adventure (Lizardman 2)2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Welcome to adventures in green stuff, or as I like to think of them, accidents waiting to happen...
This the first and possibly last (depending on how well it goes) tutorial on how I sculpt a piece from start to nearly finish (nearly finish, because I haven't finished this piece yet). In order to try and keep this small I've used thumbs to decrease the overall size of the tutorial.
So how does it all start? Well for me, due to a severe amount of impatience and complete ineptitude when it comes to illustration, I adopt the small kid in the candy store approach, I have a look around for things I think look awesome and when I find something good I sculpt it or take aspects from it and sculpt it. In this case it came in the form of some D&D artwork I found on google images whilst looking for something else.
I really like the ferocity of t
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Someone's getting old...Someone's getting old...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCRIBBLE!
Legend of Korra - Book 2Sweeeeeeeeeeet.Legend of Korra - Book 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
How is Avatar the only cartoon like this?! The original series came out years ago and was a huge success: a family friendly, mature narrative, like any number of live action, fantasy dramas, only animated.
Why has no one copied the formula?! We should be swamped by this kind of goodness!!
As much as I like the visuals of Anime, the narrative usually lost in translation....... or was just crap to begin with.
Western writing combined with Eastern animation techniques (or should that read "slave labour"?) is just brilliant!
I'd buy that for a dollar.In my last journal entry, I brought to your attention Australia's flying cluster of nipples.I'd buy that for a dollar.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I want to show you the kind of thing public funds SHOULD be spent on: http://kotaku.com/detroit-really-is-getting-a-giant-robocop-statue-here-504967648
Yes, the city of Detroit is getting a giant, bronze statue of.....ROBOCOP.
I'm moving to Detroit. The place kinda looks like Fallout, but they have taste!
Skratching X-Men Before WorkOne way that ignites a flame before working on most of my professional and personal work is to draw something completely random or something with a some sort of theme. I decided to capture some of that in this video.Skratching X-Men Before Work3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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I also drew a ton of deviantart profiles and OC's a couple days ago before work. I'll have that up soon. Thanks for the stuff dev's!
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Books on sale at Gallery NucleusHey guys!Books on sale at Gallery Nucleus1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you may know, I have two artbooks currently: A fanart collection and a full color monster girls artbook. You can now buy them online at Gallery Nucleus!
Check out them out here! http://www.gallerynucleus.com/artist/alex_ahad
Gallery Nucleus is a pretty cool store and has some neat books, prints, and other stuff. :9
'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'Batman will be in Man of Steel 2, and, going by the reveal they did in San Diego, they're taking cues from the "Dark Knight" graphic novel.'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If so, I really hope they go the whole hog and make Batman old.
If it were my project, I'd write it so Batman had been at the crime fighting game for decades prior to the alien-in-tights showing up. With Superman around, what use is there for The Batman? The authorities have always been gunning for him, but the public had an uneasy tolerance. Now everyone see him as a dangerous liability.
Of course, Batman is the toughest, most cunning man on the planet. If you could just take him out, it would have been done by now. So Superman is asked to deal with him.
The whole story would be based around the conflict of ideals: both support the concept of justice, but while Superman has faith in the system, Batman sees it as totally impotent and has taken on the responsibility of supporting it on his own shoulders.
And Batman would win.
Batman ALWAYS wins.
Autumn Contest Time! CLOSEDThank you to everyone who entered! After the extension and some advertising in other groups, a lot of people submitted! The-Legendaerie-LT and I have our work cut out for us. xD Hopefully we can announce the winners in a week or so.Autumn Contest Time! CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And also... REGULAR SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN.
Submit to your heart's content!
10/8/12: Also, please answer this poll about our contest prizes: http://poplarleaves.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3202291/
I'd like to know what you guys want the most out of our contests.
9/17/12: Ten days left! If you need some inspiration, here's a really cool autumn-themed mask: http://samidare-jin.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-Tunes-183311024
No copying, though! Just something to get you inspired and thinking about autumn.
The theme is Autumn!
Think of anything autumn-related. It can be a holiday, the changes of nature, a tradition... anything related to the season of autumn!
The deadline is September 27 at 12:00 am Central Standard Time. Le
Sequential Art Dubbed....again!I really must point you all toward another ace fan-dub of the Sequential Art stips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ePWxXGI80Sequential Art Dubbed....again!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Always a delight to see how other people hear the cast!
PatrickBrownart.com NOW LIVE!MY NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE: http://patrickbrownart.com/PatrickBrownart.com NOW LIVE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With an exclusive piece of Grand Theft Auto V art to go along with it, check it out!!
Here you'll see my full gallery with plenty more art to come, I also have a blog section that I will be updating regularly, I'll be able to post work in progress shots and even videos.
I would like to give a special thanks to Jarrod Vanstan for creating this website and making this happen. I really appreciate everything you've done, I'm very happy!
Check out his work, he's brilliant at what he does: http://www.vanstan.net/
Back in the game!Good news! I know it's been a long time since my last posts and the artwork has been dry, but the wedding went well and everything has become nice and cruisy now. so I'm just trying to get myself back into gear and start focusing on my work again and bring fresh new art to you allBack in the game!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I still have a commission project I have to work on but I'll try and juggle both so you still get to see some new art. Life is feeling pretty good right now, I haven't been this happy in a long time, I'm excited to get back at work and keep it going!
Wanna know what artbooks/anatomy books/etc I have?Hey peepsWanna know what artbooks/anatomy books/etc I have?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was just thinking - since I'm really into my studies right now - I thought I'd share what I'm actually doing studies from? I have tons of different anatomy books, a lot of "Art of" books, art books I've gotten from museums, books and sketchbooks from different artists. And just a variety of books I've found helpful to have as inspiration and to get ideas from.
Is this anything you might be interested in? I'll do a big post on my tumblr if you are
And I know, I haven't really shared what I've been doing and what I've learned these past couple months, but this is because of time pressure and other stuff... I will start that sketchbook thread on conceptart.org after I finish the class I'm taking right now. I will.
Hope you're well!
3D model by Xavier DabrowskiVery nice 3D model based on my Crocodile Queen drawing by Xavier Dabrowski ! (http://xada.cghub.com/)3D model by Xavier Dabrowski2 years ago in Personal More Like This
More views of the model : http://cghub.com/images/view/732139/
Sucks to be Weegie and FHAS/Four Swords Videos!I'm back from AnimeUSA and it was AWESOME (working on an epic report for it which you can find on my tumblr later this week.) Before I left for that con, though, I received quite a treat!Sucks to be Weegie and FHAS/Four Swords Videos!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Youtube user hathorliderc (if you have a dA account, buddy, let me know and I'll add it) and a team of incredibly talented amateur voice actors put together a couple videos where they dubbed my "Sucks to be Weegie" and "Fair-Haired Adventure Seekers" comics and even added music and sound effects (including stuff by The One-Ups, my all-time fav video game cover band!) I've linked them below...
Sucks to be Weegie Stage 1
Features Castles, Welcome to Luigi Kart, Luigi & Daisy's Blind Date and more! On a side note, I am head over heels in love with the girl who voices Daisy. Whoever you are, call me. *Sarah throws muffin at his head* OW!
Sucks to be Weegie Stag
Thanks for the B-Day Love!Thanks You ALLL who gave me the Birthday Shot Outs!! True friends you guys are. Love yah!Thanks for the B-Day Love!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yoooooo! I'm putting up sketches, explaining how and why I did certain pieces and even taking sketch request and popping some videos up. So check me out and I hope to see you there.
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UDON announces Capcom Fighting Tribute!!UDON announces Capcom Fighting Tribute!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fans of Capcom’s many timeless fighting game series have already proven they are some of the most creative and talented fans around with the incredible art they submitted for UDON Entertainment’s Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute art collective projects. Now they have the chance to show the world their passion and raw talent once again, as UDON today announces the latest entry in their line of tribute art books – CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!
UDON is calling on professional and fan artists around the world to knock our socks off with your best artistic tributes to the iconic characters of beloved Capcom fighting and beat ‘em up series like Street Fighter™, Final Fight™, Power Stone™, Captain Commando, Star Gladiator, and Battle Circuit – and for y
My thoughts...Firstly, as always I'd like to express my honest gratitude for all the comments I've received and as well, very important to know for me were about school/courses informations. I don't care if you read this or not but- thank you very much!My thoughts...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to state how community flow is really important for me. No, not only for me but to many people. Just many people aren't aware of this.
I think the interactions between the artist and watchers - and whole community relationships thing - is one of the most vital parts that our creations exist. Writers have fans, travelers, artists, illustrators, companies, fashion bloggers etc. and so on. You may call it as a "fanbase", thus I prefer to not call because "fans" and "fanbase" has a lot of negative stereotypes and image about blindly screaming "minors". I'd prefer to name differently, because I do not view them as minors. Absolutely. I view them as an every worthy human on equal worth as the creator and that's a fact. They are just guests to