Alright, I feel like I gotta state this...I've been frequently inquired about requests and art trades these past few weeks, so i feel like I should update you guys on my current status.Alright, I feel like I gotta state this...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I am NOT accepting any requests or art trades. I will VERY RARELY accept requests, but if I ever do, it would most likely be in a livestream or something.
With art trades, I'm only inviting others to do trades with me. Very rarely will I accept an art trade request, and if I do the artist who sent said request to me should at least know how to draw at a decent level. I know that may sound a bit harsh, but the fact is that the art trade gimmick is, sadly, often used to just get some free art from artists.
Also, I feel like I should state my current workload so you guys can have an idea on just how much work I have piled up to do:
- I've got 3 commissions to finish
- I have an art trade with :iconmalbenthomas:
- I have a ton of personal projects I wanna get to work on after I finish all the art I owe.
And that's just the work that's ar
Whoa.I LIKE THIS STUFF~Whoa.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Red Gyarados by ~Dynastid Art Trade with Cosmic-Doodle (Rough) by *heyitsmyles :thumb302518553: Ol' Yosh-ter by ~RedBlooper
Strawberry is now Nuts by =TVsKyle what by ~saeleagrace
Aren't these guys great~
Don't Go to Art School (Response)https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 <--- Read this, dudesDon't Go to Art School (Response)5 months 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
I Can't Keep the Awesome...Everytime I try to talk to an artist that I admire... I say something stupid. Is not that kind of artist that makes you say "oh, that's good", NO, it's the artist that keeps you thinking "MAN, I WANNA BE AS GOOD AS HIM/HER, HE/SHE ALREADY HAS A JOB AS AN ACTUAL CARTOONIST AND GETS PAID AND HIS DRAWINGS ARE THE SHIT".I Can't Keep the Awesome...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Not only I start saying like 10 praises per phrase, I also add something obvious, cheesy, or simply dumb, just to sound less like a fanboy. Example: Amazing artist draws a cartoonish toast. "OH, DO YOU LIKE TOASTS TOO? WOOH, THAT'S AMAZING, I LIKE TOASTS, BY THE WAY YOU'RE AN AMAZING ARTIST, I PARTICULARLY ADMIRE YOUR COLOR PALETTES"
Wow what a week!I received my first Daily Deviation with this imageWow what a week!1 year 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
70's mayhem art contest! Ends April 370's mayhem art contest! Ends April 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I mentioned, there is a contest for the 7th character...because I was too lazy to draw one..
Anyway, I will give you a description of what the character will mainly look like, and you can add on!
7th character: A smart, but perky girl with some cool glasses, perferably brown hair. A skirt of some sort, and make her look like from the 70's atleast! You are given lots of freedom with this, so go crazy!!
Villian: Guy or girl..just do whatever you think will be cool and funky! This is entirely up to you!
Sidekick pet companion (good or evil side): something outrageous, but it has to be a land mammal . Be creative! The animal has to have some sort of unusual accessory, just for kicks.
Note: you do not have to do all of these, but it will give you more of a chance to be picked.
Anyone can enter. All mediums welcome. Any sty
I am now a published artist!*copy/pasted from tumblr; pictures are in the link below, text is the exact same minus some alterations here on dA*I am now a published artist!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! Look what I did! Pictures in the link.
My art was published! Not only that, I got to draw along with some of Saskatoon's artists as well! (the blank spot with the can of Coke is where I sat lol. I drew two sketches while I was there which I still have. And to top it off, Jody (store manager and magazine creator/contributor) gave me this lovely note thanking me for my contribution.
MooBeard the Cow PirateThis is a short I made for Frederator/Nickelodeon's Random Cartoons back in 2005/6. I've been informed that the copy that somebody already had up on YouTube was missing, so I thought I'd upload it myself.MooBeard the Cow Pirate1 month ago in Personal More Like This
This was my first commercial film and I had barely worked in the industry at this point, and it was mainly in educational CD Roms and not TV, so I had little experience to speak of. I think I did ok considering that, but it's pretty hard for me to look at now! All I can see are things I want to fix!
Tagged!I've been tagged by :iconredblooper:. Curse you, Baron!Tagged!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
1 - You must post these rules!
2 - Answer the questions that the tagger set up for you, and create 10 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3 - You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4 - Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged them.
5 - No tag backs!!
6 - No junk in the tagging section about "You are tagged if you're reading this." You have to tag 10 people.
7 - You must add the icon of whoever tagged you when you post this!
I'll answer, but I'm not gonna tag.
1) What's your favorite game company?
Right now? Platinum Games, WayForward, Telltale Games and GameFreak. I'm also a fan of the Big N.
2) Early bird or night owl?
Night owl. I can get more work done at night, when it's quiet. I end up sleeping a lot because I always have vivid dreams, so mornings are something I miss out on a lot.
3) Who's your favorite superhero? (comics, movies, cartoons, games
''and we're back''Well that was short...buy my god, did that break do me good...''and we're back''7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I feel a little better now...I missed you guys...Let's get back to buisness.
To those wondering about my Tumblr, let's just say I'm not going back, I did not feel welcome there, hahaha.
Here's some music.
I'm going on a long art hiatus. :EDIT:EDIT: Just to clarify something, I'm not back from my art break yet. I know I posted up that King Harkinian pic (seriously, did you guys read the title at all!? XD) but that was only so the guy who I did it for could access the pic through my site.I'm going on a long art hiatus. :EDIT:7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still gonna be gone for a while guys. Sorry. I'm far from organized.
Now that I've got all the art that I had due finished, I would like to take a long break from dA and tumblr.
The fact is that I've got a lot of things going on in my life right now, the bulk of involving school-related stuff like clinicals, classes, studying, and some important tests that are coming up. In short, I'm extremely busy, and I don't want to be distracted at this important time, since I'm very near to graduating and I have to get everything right in the next couple of weeks.
Another reason for this break is that I feel like I haven't been progressing as an artist recently. My skills have remained more or less the same for the last couple of months,
End-of-the-year commissions! Closed! (For real!)EDIT: All 15 slots have been filled, so commissions are closed! I'll get to work on these as quick as I can. I've got these and another (BIG) project that I'll be working on, so please be patient.End-of-the-year commissions! Closed! (For real!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! I'm opening up commissions again this month since I got some free time what with winter break and all that. I've also been itching to draw stuff, but I don't know what to draw. Also, there is this awesome tablet monitor I want to save up for myself, and not have to depend on my parents to get it.
I'm gonna be offering a variety of things this time as well. They are as follows:
A page of sketches with as many characters as you want (traditional or digital, your choice):
-black and white (pencil and pen): $20
-colored sketches: $30
Busts (face to upper torso)
- black and white: $10
- colored and shaded: $15
-Flat colors (no bg): $15
-colors and shaded (no bg): $20
-add a si
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 month 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:
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 yonder5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, I also just joined twitter.
Toons These Days: Bonus Episode!Jon Causith, who auditioned for the character last year, sent me a recording that he wrote himself where Doggy rants about the recent Thundercats cartoon. Since I'm busy working on a project, and since the show only lasted one season, I decided not to animate it and instead upload just the audio instead.Toons These Days: Bonus Episode!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you guys enjoy it!
Arist Features #1Been wanting to do something like this for a while; there are a ton of artists I know and follow whose work I admire but really doesn't get the attention it deserves. I'd like to help rectify that.Arist Features #15 months ago in Personal More Like This
No feature-backs or anything necessary, just trying to do justice to some unnoticed talent!
1) :icondundabre000: dundabre000
2) :iconjinnyhinkle: jinnyhinkle
3) :iconlylie-foak: lylie-foak
4) :iconsersa777: Sersa777
Snow Leopard by ~Sersa777Witch Girl by ~Sersa777
5) :iconkiilkannibble: KiilKannibble
Obvious attraction by *KiilKannibble
Almost no one checks my scraps folder,EDIT: Perhaps I wasn't clear enough when I said I am REALLY busy. No trades, no requests, nothing please!Almost no one checks my scraps folder,8 months ago in Personal More Like This
uploads sketches to tumblr blog instead.
Any who, just wanted to let you guys know that although stressed, I am okay. I got lots of work to do but I gotta do some other side stuff or I'll go bonkers. Also, just want to mention.
Art trades and requests, a few people have said the same thing. It's not easy to say this but, unless you are at a similar level, equal, higher artist or a close friend, I will not accept art trades or requests. It's not fair when the trade feels one-sided. Requests are worse, I get nothing in return and making art isn't just financially consuming, it takes up my time and effort. It just looks like people want free art out of me just because they feel like they can and that's not right. Commissions are currently closed, keep in mind. As I said, I'm really busy at the moment.
However, I hold livestreams occasionally. I usually do sketch requests in my livestr
Hey Guys!!You could should talk to me C: I would love to be friends and stuff!Hey Guys!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have to warn you that I'm not really good at starting a convo. Sometimes I stare at peoples names and try to think of a way to speak to them and then give up because i'm like "UUUUUUUUUUUUH okay... what to talk about? The weather? Thats stupid sarah they dont live where you do.... homestuck?? Some people dont like homestuck... JUST ASK THEM HOW THEY ARE!! dammit they signed off" ;A; I really really am sorry coz I'm a little shy at fist.
And if you ever need to vent something I'm totally open to that too. Sometimes it makes it easier to vent to someone you hardly know just to let everything off your chest C:
feature thangjust featuring some peeps who I think deserve more watchazzzzzzfeature thang1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HER STYLE IS AMAZING AND SO ARE HER CHARACTERS AND OMG
SHE NEEDS MORE WATCHERS
In the short time that I've been stalkin' her art, this gal has made a SHITLOAD of improvement : D
her skillz, artz, and charactahz are just too amazin' and creative ;V;
I'll do more later
but right now I have homework and my ear hurts
thiiiiiiiingsAs I look back over the plot and stories of Legend and work on scenery and all the different realms , I've come to this conclusion....thiiiiiiiings3 months ago in Personal More Like This
this comic is going to be fucking weird....just weird. It's going to have its serious moments but when you sit down and take the time to read over it and whats going on you'll see why I am saying this. Im sure a lot of people are going to be like what the actual fuck ff, but this is a good thing. Because Legend is basically a mixture of not only my interests but old comics i use to make. And my old comics are legit cray cray. But that's why Im going back constantly to fix plot holes and other shizz so it WON'T confuse people, but either way as long as im happy with my work and comic it doesnt really matter ff and as long as people arent..too confused.
This is a reason Im not posting as much because Im working more in Legend's so called "pitch bible" and all. And Im also practicing new things with my artwork traditionaaaaaally that is. Of course re
oh hey thereStill haz le shitty internet speed which is currently giving me a few issues so there may be times when im a little inactive and such.oh hey there4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I do plan on doing art trades just a few at a time and not have like a huge list of people who i owe art :I Plus I need to Art Trade with peeps more because it's fun. im also forcing myself to start using different techniques n such with all my art so yeah...i plan on going through a bunch of my old art and will probably laugh my ass off at what i use to draw and maybe even revaaaaaamp some pics.....
aw man this really sucks bc i cant skype,livestream or host a join me >:I
slow internet sucks my laptop's battery life is also kinda low so i also gotta buy
a new battery soon so if im off for a very long time thats probably whyyyyyyyyyy :icondeathstareplz:
One does not simply START a sketchbookSo, earlier today i was rummaging around in some boxes and i found a completely new moleskin sketchbook! Idk if i bought it a while ago and just never started it, but its just what ive been needing! Ive been meaning to drawing traditionally again. The only problem is, i have no idea how to start it! I usually do a nice picture for the first two pages, so when someone steals my sketchbook at school they have two appealing pictures before the load of crap doodles in the rest of the book. I AM OUT OF IDEAS GUYS. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME SUGGESTIONS. And hey who knows, the paper in this sketchbook is SUPER thin, which is a giant no no for me, so i might not even go through with the thing. But seriously, im desperate.One does not simply START a sketchbook4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Computer shithmmyessss so I haven't been uploading much :UComputer shit4 months ago in Personal More Like This
My computer broke about 3 months ago and I've been digital arting through my friend's computers. I apologize and I will upload as much as possible as soon as I get a new computer.
SO SORRY ABOUT THE MAJOR POST DUMPYeah I'm real sorry for clogging up your feed with the 28 pages I just shat out within the last 3 days or so.SO SORRY ABOUT THE MAJOR POST DUMP4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just needed to get them all out since I finished them right before the deadline of :iconroulettecityoct:
AND MAN, do I fucking feel the relief and everything.
I think with these next couple of weeks I'm going to work on making my art look hella sexy, because I'm leaving to go study animation at the School of Visual Arts via the 25th of august. And that's just gonna be the tits, js
BUT I'LL ALSO BE OPENING UP COMMISSIONS SHORTLY
I just need to get a chart of prices up to make it easier for refference of quality etc.
SO GET THOSE WALLETS OUT HAHAH