Storyboard JOB opening at Dreamworks!DreamWorks Animation seeks Storyboard Artist for How To Train Your Dragon TV Series! How to apply: go to http://careers.dreamworksanimation.com/how_apply.php?jtype=2 IMPORTANT info below:
Follow instructions for applying for an Artistic Position by clicking the appropriate tab at the top of the description panel.
Be sure to note in your application that you are applying for the Storyboard Artist position on How To Train Your Dragon.
Great Storyboarding Tutorials from Codename:KNDSome fanTAStic storyboarding tutorials from Codename: Kids Next Door storyboard artist/director Guy Moore. This stuff is practical real-world training that WILL improve your storyboarding skills if you put them into practice. See all 21 generous pages atGreat Storyboarding Tutorials from Codename:KND1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to KND creator Tom Warburton for sharing this treasure
Storyboard Revisionist Portfolio TipsEven if you’re just starting out to be a revision artist, the most important items in your portfolio will be your storyboard samples. The main reason why is that the studio will be looking for someone that they know can eventually grow and develop into the role of a full storyboard artist. The only way you can demonstrate that is to have a few samples in your portfolio.Storyboard Revisionist Portfolio Tips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A storyboard revisionist is much more than a cleanup artist; they have to know how storyboards and film language work — a director might ask a revisionist to “restage this sequence and make it work.” A revisionist has to be well-versed in the art of storyboarding to interpret that kind of vague and common request (I ask my crew to do this sort of thing all the time).
Many artists that are just starting out don’t have any storyboard samples, but there is a surefire remedy for that: Go make some
You can create your own storyboard samples based on stories you come up with, or “borr
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
Storyboard Portfolio Advice by Pixar's Ted MathotHow do you put together a great Storyboard Artist portfolio? Pixar Story Artist Ted Mathot has some great advice...Storyboard Portfolio Advice by Pixar's Ted Mathot1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Bee and PuppyCat Original Pitch STORYBOARDBee & PuppyCat Original Pitch STORYBOARD by Natasha Allegri -- COMPLETE 122-pg PDF at http://bit.ly/BeePuppyBoardBee and PuppyCat Original Pitch STORYBOARD2 months ago in Personal More Like This
A great way to study and improve is to compare your own work to the best of what's out there
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS...."The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case." - Chuck CloseTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck on your projects this year!
Nickelodeon's changing job requirements...Looks like Nickelodeon is easing up on their usual policy of 3-5 years experience needed for storyboarding jobs. I know that always frustrates new artists trying to get in to the field. A new job post separates the requirements into "Basic Quaifications" (which I assume means that they're required) and "Desired qualifications" (Which sounds to me like its preferred, but not a deal-breaker). Now they desire only 1 year of experience, but they add: "and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience." The bottom line is that studios just want someone good and reliable, but they don't want to swim through an ocean of amateurish portfolios from people that are clearly not prepared for the job.Nickelodeon's changing job requirements...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
see http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MTVNETWORKS&cws=1&rid=6392 and http://nickanimationstudio.com/jobs/current-openings/
My Art School RantI mentioned I had a rant about art schools and many of you said you wanted to hear it. Well, its long so I hope you meant it. This will make some of you angry, but I hope not. I love art schools and I love their instructors even more! Many art instructors are friends of mine. This rant is about the art school teaching SYSTEM. Money drives that, just like any other business, so there will be mistakes made because of greed. So, without further ado.....My Art School Rant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Art School Rant
I have a love-hate relationship with art schools. I love what they stand for- the pursuit of and love for creating great art! I still get excited walking into an art school. Seeing all the rows and rows of wonderful Macs, the energy (or lack thereof- we ARE talking about art students, after all), the artwork on the walls, the postings of upcoming events and guest speakers, the dirty floors, the whole
Video Tutorial: Creature illustrationVideo Tutorial: Creature illustration3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on the image to view my video tutorial of ImagineFX magazine cover illustration (issue 72). Don't forget to "LIKE" or Comment on the interview page if you want to see more of these kinds of vids.
Sending you all positive vibes!
New interview with me about Character MentorCheck out this link http://charactersengage.com/, it has a new interview with me about why I made my new book Character Mentor, some early Disney stuff and how I got into character design as a career, etc. The interviewer wisely chopped out a good chunk of the interview where I went off on a tear about my pet peeves about art schools today. Seriously, I sound like a grumpy old man. BUT, I do feel that art schools are not helping artists like they shou-- oops, there I go again. Maybe I'll post a Journal about it someday....New interview with me about Character Mentor3 years ago in Personal More Like This
PS> In the interview, I announce a new product on my Charactermentorstudio.com site. Check it out!
Tip of the Day: PurposeTip of the Day: When you have a purpose, you stand by it. Something special happens when you show an undying drive to achieve a goal.Tip of the Day: Purpose2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
MORE SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION...Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!MORE SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Space Dandy Ending music track "“X Jigen e Youkoso” (Welcome to Dimension X) by Etsuko Yakushimaruan and the amazing Yokko Kanno.
The Making of YOSHINARI'S LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIAFor all aspiring artists/ students who whish to work in 2D animation production, and those already in 2D animation who know little to nothing about actual 2D animation production, here is but a glimpse of what it's like. This is also a pretty brilliant program enacted by Japanese grants to nurture the talent pool for the new generation. Watch director Yoh Yoshinari (gurren Lagaan, Evangelion, FLCL) train 5 young animators at his newly founded animation company STUDIO TRIGGER (KIll LA KILL), as he guides them through the process of helping him create the first episode of the wildly popular Little Witch Academia OVA. Inspiring stuff and a true peek behind the curtain of what it's like for young artists/creatives/animators who work under a giant like Yoshinari.The Making of YOSHINARI'S LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA11 months ago in Personal More Like This
SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION!A collection of Genga Animatics from one of my absolute favorite animated shows this year, "Space Dandy." It makes me happy to see this kinda content is still all done on paper. No Command Z. Japanese 2D TV animators continue to inspire me beyond no end. featuring some of the work of key animators Tadashi Hiramatsu, Yutaka Nakamura, Norifumi Kugai, Gosei Oda , Bahi JD and others!SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Video Interview with Pixar's Louis GonzalesVideo Interview with Pixar's Louis Gonzales3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MORE KEY ANIMATION FROM SPACE DANDY!!Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!MORE KEY ANIMATION FROM SPACE DANDY!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Space Dandy groovy-ass track "Stardust Pipeline" by the amazing Junk Fujiyama. Featured in the memorable space surfing scene in Ep 6. "The War of Undies And Vests, Baby”
FULL Adventure Time Storyboard OnlineComplete 230-page Storyboard from Adventure Time! Episode: “What Was Missing” featuring the work of Adam Muto and Rececca Sugar.FULL Adventure Time Storyboard Online3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We didn't get the Disney Internship!! :DSO, this will be a great time to share some advice of what they may be looking for!We didn't get the Disney Internship!! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly, we are sorta relieved. It's not like we had a great chance of getting in, since they only hired one this year, with more experience, blah de blah..(congrats to whomever that was, we will stalk your blog once you emerge from the shadows)...
We weren't too disappointed, and we are taking this as a time to make some major improvements due to their feedback they were so kind to give us at our request!
So, if you guys want to know what to work on, ( and we aren't saying to follow our example of work), but since we did get this far into it, hopefully, this will be beneficial information for all of you, and you can kinda use our art on our blog as a guide to maybe what they might have been looking for.
So, here is the feedback part of the message.
"As far as feedback, we feel the two of you show tremendous potential for someone your age. You have an appealing sense of design and demonstrate the abili
Interview with the Master: Ken RalstonInterview with the Master: Ken Ralston3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh boy oh boy do I have a treat for you this morning. Interview with the man, the legend... Mr.Ken Ralston.
Korra: Making Of A Legend! Episode 1,2 and 3!Episode One! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MjC__m5SLM&featurelayer_embeddedKorra: Making Of A Legend! Episode 1,2 and 3!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Episode Two! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5_fboKf1eE&featurelayer_embedded
Be the leaf Bryan! Just be the leaf!
Episode Three! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F6tZB8wmKI&featurelayer_embedded
Ain't technology grand?!I've now had a good couple of weeks to sit down, and put my new ASUS EEE EP121 slate PC http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Slate_EP121/ through it's paces. As a professional digital artist, I will have to say that this is undoubtedly the most exciting bit of personal technology I've purchased in the last 10 years. I know many of you have a lot of questions about it, and I wanna take a moment here to illustrate why I'm saying the things I'm saying about it. -- First, a bit about this slate PC:Ain't technology grand?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Full Windows 7 installation
-Intel Core I5 64-bit processor.
-4 gigs ram, 64 gigs solid state internal HD, with SD card slot included for extra storage
-WACOM penabled technology stylus with pressure sensitivity, aswel as touch screen support. (can be turned on/off)
-approx 12 inch high-resolution screen
-included Bluetooth wireless keyboard
-battery life lasts about 3-4 hours (personal experience)
Once I got my new ASUS sl
Interview with Pixar's Alex WooInterview with Pixar's Alex Woo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!Thank you for a successful first round!Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program -- a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended and we've received over 500 applications! Thank you to each and everyone who submitted their creative project. You can check out the recipients and their projects here!
Get ready for the next cycle!
We'd also like to announce that our next cycle of funding is now open. Apply by describing the artistic endeavor of your dreams through our official application form
full panel 2012 & In honor of MakoSomething I need to put up on this group first. In honor of the memory of the great Mako Iwamatsu, who was the voice of Uncle Iroh on Avatar the Last Airbender. Today is the anniversary of his death. Take a moment to think about how he impacted both Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend Of Korra.full panel 2012 & In honor of Mako3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mako Iwamatsu - December 10, 1933 — July 21, 2006
Alright. So this is the majority of the commentary they made while they were showing the concept art! Unfortunately, the concept art itself wasn’t recorded in the video - it just shows the panel talking. Also the first few pics with the Water Tribe festival are missing.
Book One Highlights! Comic Con 2012! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dZb7lPNBUs
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqFQ-MoFTbY&feature=channel&list=UL
Legend of Korra table read. good audio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jJdMjYdTMM
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_yA-m9Nq9Q&feature=channel&list=UL
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/w