Tools of the TradeHey guys. I figured I'd go ahead and do a FAQ journal entry. Just a basic list of the tools I'm currently using for my marker work. I have a new tutorial for my markers that I'll post when I'm able to share the art I used for the progress shots. Feel free to fire away with any questions and hopefully, this can be a go to guide for basic info on my tools. I'm not going to talk about oil painting materials as I'm still figuring all that out and I doubt an answer I give today will hold up in the future.Tools of the Trade2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok Here goes...
Markers: Prismacolor Cool and French grey markers. I think "Copic" has become another word for "marker" these days, so it's assumed that I'm using Copics for all of my work, but I actually use Prismacolor for all of my figures and detail work and only use Copic markers for backgrounds. I use to use "Warm" greys but I like the sepia look of French more now. I also occasionally use Copic color markers when I'm doing a full color marker piece. Why do I like Prismacolor markers
My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
Cinder is coming to Doctor Who: Legacy!So it was announced today that the War Doctor's companion Cinder (from George Mann's novel "Engines of War") is being added to the Doctor Who: Legacy game, and yes- she will be in the same style as the design I cooked up a while back with George's input:Cinder is coming to Doctor Who: Legacy!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Obviously, we have to make a few alterations since the original was based on Hayley Williams (we never dreamed that this design would get fast-tracked for officialdom). But I can promise that "Cinder 2.0" will still be mostly the same and just as badass (and most importantly, still have a gun made out of dead Dalek parts). The legacy folks have been very cool to work with, and I'm hoping we'll be working together on some more stuff soon.
Also- you gotta see this wicked Cinder fan art by Paul Cooke. Beautiful stuff:
On the question of changing characters' gender...I got a comment today on the updated "Masters" pic that expressed an attitude I've seen from a small minority of fans this last week- that they liked Missy, but hoped it would somehow turn out to not be a "natural" regeneration, or that they'd be upset if some reason wasn't given for the change in an established character's gender. They equated this to frustration with Thor's recent sex change- which... to go on a tangent for a sec... is odd since the hammer just got handed to someone else. It's not like the blond male individual we usually think of as "Thor" suddenly personally transformed into say... a frog. And where was the outrage against Beta Ray Bill in the 80s (we all know Walter Simonson has a secret pro-alien agenda)??? They also compared it to Green Lantern Alan Scott being "reimagined" as gay (and he was definitely straight before, b/c god knows a gay man in 1940s America would absolutely let everyone know about it if he was). But at least theyOn the question of changing characters' gender...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fall Out Boy, Dresses, and ProgressI have so much to tell you guys about!Fall Out Boy, Dresses, and Progress2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I have a super lovely aunt who has bought me tickets for Fall Out Boy's October UK tour! I am going to see them in Bournemouth - any of you guys going to that gig? I have managed to rope my long-suffering uncle into being my chaperone (the same uncle who accompanied me to blink-182, and Green Day) which he is just thrilled about. I know it's not until October, but I am already overly psyched for it! Have you guys heard any of Fall Out Boy's new stuff? At first I was a little unsure, but it really has grown on me. I like 'Uma Thurman' and 'Irresistible'.
As some of you may know, it's my eighteenth birthday on Thursday (22nd). I'm holding a little gathering (not quite a party) at my local pub for my first legal drink, and I'm actually getting really excited about it. So excited that I actually went out clothes shopping (which is something I usually loathe to do) in order to get an outfit for the event. The mission was succ
Moffat on the female Doctor controversy...Interesting: http://io9.com/steven-moffat-finally-confirms-the-doctor-can-and-shoul-1668433760Moffat on the female Doctor controversy...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The last sentence of that article makes me REALLY happy. Did I help start something?
Secretary in peril!After the turbolent move in a new house, it's finally time to update!Secretary in peril!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The house is still full of boxes, and I need a little organizing, but I'm ready for punishment
TOME Episode 10 and Soundtrack RELEASED!!Phew, made it...TOME Episode 10 and Soundtrack RELEASED!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Finally released TOME Episode 10, the season finale, to the official website this week. It was a super nerve-wracking experience I've never felt before with putting out cartoons I've worked on. This Episode, more than any other in the series, was extremely personal for me. I likened the feeling of uploading it to the type of vulnerability you'd feel if you were naked in front of a giant crowd of people, filled with all your peers and colleagues...yeah, it was THAT kind of nerve-wracking. Nevertheless, I made it and it was worth it.
So with that said, the next thing I wanna do is thank everybody; everyone who worked on the show these past 10 Episodes and made it happen, to everyone who watched the show and stuck with me. You're all a LOT more than I deserve and I hope at the very least I delivered something that was enjoyable and of quality. It was a rough ride the last two years doing
sunstone review XDgotta plug this one, this guy reviews webcomics, and in all honesty i never really thought sunstone would ever be reviewed there.sunstone review XD8 months ago in Personal More Like This
dunno, just always had a mental idea of a webcomic being something with it's own site XD
anyhooo, here is the video review i must say i had a few good laughs XD
f#$k you brain!!!!so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokesf#$k you brain!!!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
i mean even the damn voice!
i am rarely impressed...buuutthis impressed even mei am rarely impressed...buuut2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this deviants edit of my comic actually made me see that it would be possible to make this into a genuine book one day. pay close attention to some of the edit choices and design choices. as i said, i am rarely impressed to this extent but this is just brilliant!
its the entire chapter 1 edited btw , its niot just a cover pic
Flash Sentry... Oh where do I begin...Okay, I'm going to be brutally honest about this character. This is just how I view him. To me Brad (I like calling him Brad) had absolutely no character development besides helping Twilight up once so she instantly falls for him. Now, I'd be happy and fine if it weren't for the fact that she meets him in Equestria and instantly falls for him. Now just think about that. She has this huge romantic ordeal with him in the humanverse and once she's back in Equestria she instantly falls for him after meeting him twice and only once did he speak. One fucking sentence. Wow Twi, that's just fucked up. Basically here my description. He's the guy who has no reason for being there other than slowing down the plot, diverting from the fucking demonic bitch trying to destroy two worlds, and making fans feel awkward as fuck. Or at least just me.Flash Sentry... Oh where do I begin...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now on to part two. HE LOOKED LIKE FUCKING SHINING ARMOR! Seriously, did anyone else see that? Now when my friends and I saw him, I immediately thought
I NEED YOUR HELP! SHARE YOUR STORY! Unfortunately, I didn't back up the journals. Lessons Learned...I NEED YOUR HELP! SHARE YOUR STORY!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will now back up all of my journals. If anyone should have any of my journals that were deleted (I rather thought the Target one was quite cute), please message me.
THIS HAS MADE ME MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER TO START BONDAGEUPRISING.COM. I promised you that when I came out of hiding after being bullied by the Media that I would give you a safe place to feel supported. Not only do I want to do through our other sites, but BondageUprising.com (don't dare link it! on Deviant!) will be a place where there is no censorship - only support and love.
What is Bondage Uprising about?
It's a community where you can submit and have published your thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams regarding bondage. Share your struggles with self-acceptance and ultimately your triumph as you come into your own with a ballgag and a smile on your face. It's a celebration of all things which make us - US.
okay my wife has some truly crazy fans!i dont usually like doing cross promotion. we both just kinda do our own things but damn it all if this is not the most awesome thing i ever saw XDXDXDXDXDokay my wife has some truly crazy fans!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
its a strange dubbed version of one of her strips..and...and.. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD THERE IS EVEN AN EMAILING SOUND... and music .. and timed text appearing with actual voiceover doing some pretty cool acting at the same time... and...
ya i forgot a link to her page
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.2 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!
Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 1I had to have emergency surgery this weekend to remove my appendix, so not only did I miss HeroesCon but I'm also on forced bed rest for the next little while. That means I had lots of time to write up some tips for cosplayers to prepare for a convention.Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer - Part 1
Part 2 will be posted later this week, so check back soon!
wonderful cosplaywonderful cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i love these , posing is awesome, and facial expressions are spot on... now im only hoping for some with silly faces.. what can i say, im a facial expression nut! XD
TOME 2-Year Anniversary + Episode 09 and More!Today marks TOME's 2-Year Anniversary!TOME 2-Year Anniversary + Episode 09 and More!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since my last update, a whole lot of new content has come out! Back in the middle of October, our 6th short "The Legend of Nylocke" released.
...then, on Halloween, The Game Theorists released the HD-Remastered version of >TOME Episode 02: Mansion Midnight! The first two episodes have hit well over 100,000 views on the Game Theorists channel now, which is fantastic!
Last and most importantly, the long-awaited Episode 09: Gemini Tournament Yang was released just one week ago!
Major thanks as always to everyone that helped make these videos happen. After well over 2 solid years of doing this show, I'm proud of the folk who've stu
DCP VOLUME 3 RELEASE!!!The time has finally come! DCP Vol.3 it ready to be released!!DCP VOLUME 3 RELEASE!!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Click this button below or on the bottom left of this page!)
Thank you for all being patient!
So if you would like a hard copy of chapters 12-14, Volume 3 is for you! :3
Or if you'd like to continue to just read it online, you are more than welcome to do that to!
I really just do this cause I like to look at the printed volumes of DCP on my shelf! So please don't feel obligated!
There is also no rush! Just like Volumes 1 & 2, this one will be around forever and ever!
~Lord Dragon Master
Autumn's Six Rules to Remember in Life!Autumn LeFleur's SIX RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFEAutumn's Six Rules to Remember in Life!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it’s more comfortable to cry in a BMW with heated seats than on a bicycle in the rain.
2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the a##hole’s name.
3. If you help someone when they’re in trouble, they will remember you when they’re in trouble again. But you also made a friend for life.
4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk. Wine says you are a very good dancer and Vodka says dance on the tabletops with people you don't know.
6. There are more uses for ball gags than we can all comprehend. Mother in law that won't be quiet - Ballgag. Tired of always putting your foot in your mouth....try a ballgag! Ever wanted to sound like a Muppet? Ball gag
May you carry these very important words with you everywhere.
The Walking Dead comicsDo you feel cosy and comfortable sitting where you're sitting now?The Walking Dead comics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's ruin it.
Despite being a story of people who usually make it, The Walking Dead comics aren't that positively oriented. What's positive about a world full of mindless brain-eating zombies with very few living healthy humans left? (Don't answer, I know that for some of you it's a paradise). Come and take a closer look at these comics from a diffrent way than usual.
The basics. The Walking Dead is a black and white monthly comic book series, written by Robert Kirkman and brought to its visual life by Tony Moore. These two guys are the creators of the serie, however, Tony Moore was replaced from issue #7 by Charlie Adlard (which didn't stop him from making the covers through issue #24). And, of course, there's also Cliff Rathburn, who's
''Story of Jo'' Story CONTESTHello friends!''Story of Jo'' Story CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you might have enjoyed my series of the adventures of poor Jo!
If you haven't:
Read about Jo and her friends here!
Done? OK! Now I hope that you might want to contribute! So I'm holding a story contest!
The reason it's a story contest is because the prizes will be art made by me! And I hope I might turn some of your ideas for Jo into comics or pictures in the end, too! I suppose if you want to do an illustrated story/comic that's fine too, but it's not a contest for single pictures!
Rules and guidelines
1: Try not to get TOO harsh or sexual!
Jo regularly faces these sort of predicaments, sure, but I still aspire for the adventures of Jo to feel fun and kinda lighthearted even if Jo is utterly miserable throughout! (Dont take this as a "go easy on her" in any way!!)
2: Don't feel restricted to use only my characters or locations! Jo gets into misadventures pretty much wherever sh
Anime: home of the arsehole.I can list a whole range of eastern-born cartoons that I think look absolutely gorgeous, and whose visual style I wish very much that I could emulate.Anime: home of the arsehole.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only a handful of those, however, can I refer to as being "good". Or even "tolerable".
Having watched them for most of my life, going back to things like Mysterious Cities of Gold and the original Astro Boy, I can say with a certain degree of authority that: Japanese storytelling is a bit wank. Daring and dynamic visuals, sure. Crap narrative.
And it can't ALL be blamed on "bad translation".
There's a wide range of gripes to be had, but chief among them these days is that the major characters, those who one would assume you're to root for, across however many episodes the series consists of, are generally complete and utter dicks.
I'm currently wading through Gurren Lagann, a series which people have raved about for a while but which I'd not had the chance to watch until now (spoiler approaching, should you be in the same boat).
You can now listen to my Podcast on Kink Shaming! A friend of mine sent me an article on Slut Shaming today and I have to say it made me really sad and quite frankly mad. Belle Knox was treated pretty unfairly by the media, not to mention the students. I feel genuinely bad for her but I had to laugh at her classy and funny remarks below:You can now listen to my Podcast on Kink Shaming!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Her porn work is also fulfilling the objective she laid out for it: help her graduate debt free.
“I’ve made between 25-30 videos, and at the rate I’m going, I’ve made enough to pay for this year.”
She doesn’t advise others walk in her shoes, however.
“If I could give advice for any person who was choosing college, I would honestly advise them to go to a cheaper school,” she said.
And while the Knox says she’s not muc