Korra, Book 2 Update this week's EpisodeBill Rinaldi (Martial Arts Coordinator / Videographer / Production Coordinator/ and Doorman) just updated us on what is happening on book 2 of Korra. They have finished ten episode storyboards of Book 2, and are now working on the Season Finale. They said season, not series by the way. They are really coming together fast on season two. We will see something on Book 2 later in the year. But right now, one thing that is important to all of us is that if we really would like a BOOK 3. Then, we need to show Nick that we love Korra, and we want more. If the show does well then maybe. Keep up the blogging, the E-mailing, the fanart, the re-watching of old episode, the phone calls to nickelodeon asking for more. If they see that we want more, they will give it to us. So, keep it up.Korra, Book 2 Update this week's Episode3 years ago in Personal More Like This
About this week's Episode.
There will be ONE episode this week. And NO new episodes the week after because of Memorial Day Weekend. It will be a repeat.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTEDSo I was at the doctor's office yesterday, and this doctor always overbooks his appointments. So, to make use of the time, I brought my pad, paper, and sharpener, and worked up some sketches. True enough, he kept me waiting (I eventually left without seeing the guy because it was going to take an hour and a half....!)EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While I was sketching in the waiting room, this mom comes in with her two young kids, I'm guessing, around 4 years old. They're obviously nice kids, but being in a doctor's office was upsetting to them, and so, they're carrying on, and the mom is trying her best to keep them from going nuclear.
This wasn't annoying me at all. I'm a dad. I have great empathy for kids, and frankly, I felt like whining at this point, too!
But I thought I could make the situation a little better for the mother and her banshees. So I put away my sketches, and drew a cartoon teddy bear. Then I told the mother that I'm a cartoonist, and that I drew something her kids might like. (I always ask pe
Hey buddies! :DHello!! :iconlove:Hey buddies! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, I am terribly sorry T-T I haven't been able to get upstairs to my computer, and my laptop barely loads anything.. I'll try to get through your journals and deviations as I can
Secondly, thank you all for the favourites, and a big welcome to my new watchers! You've all made me really happy :iconmonkeyloveplz:
Thirdly, I just came back from my hospital check-up and the doctor says as long as I'm careful I don't need the surgery (yay) Thanks for all the support you guys! :iconlove:
And finally! A small reminder that my contest ends on the 1st of August
If you need more info, please visit the journal -> http://ceruleanheavens.deviantart.com/journal/I-m-hosting-a-Contest-D-377062467
Hope that you are all well
Have a wonderful week :iconpinklilyplz:
HOW DO YOU HANDLE 'ARTIST'S BLOCK?'We've all heard of "Writer's Block." What about artists? There are times when you just can't seem to get a drawing right. What can you do about it? Well, some people will counsel you to take your mind off of work, do some exercise, or go for a walk along the beach. Yeah, right, like getting sand in my shoes is going to put me in a better mood. And besides, if that worked, there would beHOW DO YOU HANDLE 'ARTIST'S BLOCK?'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
throngs of frustrated cartoonists wandering the beach in search of ideas.
And as if the self-imposed pressure isn't enough, there are usually deadlines looming! So I do exactly what they tell you not to do when you're stuck, and it works for me: I keep drawing over and over and over again, until I get it right. I may try a different approach, or a new pose, but aside from dashing into the kitchen for a refill on my bathtub-sized cup of black coffee, I keep my you-know-what in my chair at my drawing desk and plow forward. I figure that the Gods-Of-Frustration, who are having fun toying with my brain, wil
Update + Music Video + Various MemesOkie dokie here we go!Update + Music Video + Various Memes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. A massive thank-you to everyone who commented on my last poll :iconawwwplz: I really and truly appreciate all the kind words.. it makes me so happy to be your friend :iconaawwplz:
2. I've got my light cast off (Yay ). The bad news is that the bone hasn't healed as much as it should have at this point. I won't give up though! I just don't know why it's taking much longer than it should TuT
3. My internet is capped! It takes a million years to load a page, so I won't be able to properly check out the 6,000 deviations in my message box :iconlazypoolplz: I'm terribly sorry..
4. A final reminder that my contest ends in 7 days (or 8, depending on your timezone, so I'll keep an eye out )
5. Below are some memes, a music video and tags hahaha. If you don't like, shield your eyes! :iconherotimeplz:
6. Finally, a friend feature for psimpson1
Progress for dummiesorProgress for dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
For people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art! And for me to stop getting questions on how to practice, or how do you get better
Are you stuck and don't know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you might find this interesting...
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It's true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn't draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot...)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They're usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won't be talking about fals
ARTIST'S BLOCK - HOW TO BEAT ITHow do you deal with "Artist's Block?"ARTIST'S BLOCK - HOW TO BEAT IT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't care who you are, or how well you draw, one of these days, the Art Block Fairy is going to pay you a little visit. When that day comes, ideas will be scarcer than possums driving pickup trucks. Despite the randomness of that metaphor, how you handle artist's block will decide when you'll get those creative juices flowing again. Some of you will decide to pause and have a snack. I can tell you from experience that this doesn't do much to kick-start the imagination. When that doesn't work, there's always the option of getting a second snack. But eventually, you'll get too frustrated and too full to keep doing that. There's got to be another solution. So you decide to follow the prevailing wisdom, which is to go for a walk to refresh yourself, in the hopes that inspiration might return. The walk is pleasant, but almost mythical in its fecklessness. If walks worked, the beach would be teaming with cartoonists and write
+Mega Tutorial Collection+I always wanted to sort all the tutorials I have found on dA and the net.... so i made this.+Mega Tutorial Collection+3 years ago in Personal More Like This
if you know any cool tutorials, comment with a link and I'll add them
Water Tutorial by MinnaSundberg Rock Tutorial for gswirly by Simbamarasa Background hints/tips by HatterMadness Background tutorial - Part 2 by kalambo Crystals Progress Tutorial by Pikishi Crystal Progress by Pikishi
A quick tutorial to fantasy maps and cartography by justMANGO
+MALE BODY STUDY IV+ by jinx-star + MALE BODY STUDY: SEXUAL OFFENDERMEN + by jinx-star
HEY, WHERE HAVE I BEEN??Greetings:HEY, WHERE HAVE I BEEN??2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been absent from DA for a couple of weeks, while working on a new collection of How-To-Draw videos, like this one, below, of my evil dog, "Rusty":
With the launch of my new book series ("Draw Manga Now!") at Michael's Arts and Crafts stores nationwide, and the development of my new website, drawcartoonsnow.com , my schedule has hasn't allowed me to respond to all of the requests, questions and comments I receive on DA. A friend of mine, who owns a topnotch graphic designer studio, said that no other frequently published author he knows answers his fan mail and comments personally, the way I do. So I felt okay about closing down my DA account. Then I received some email from DA members, which caused me to reflect on the fact that for many of you, I am your only contact to professional publishing. It was v-e-r-y helpful to me, when I was an aspiring artist, to have that contact, for encouragement as well as for career advice. I f
Daddy...it hurtsMy name is Chris,Daddy...it hurts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am three,
My eyes are swollen..
I cannot see.
I must be stupid,
I must be bad,
What else could have made,
My daddy so mad?
I wish I were better,
I wish I weren't ugly,
Then maybe my mommy,
Would still want to hug me.
I can't do a wrong,
I can't speak at all,
Or else I'm locked up,
All day long.
When I'm awake,
I'm all alone,
The house is dark,
My folks aren't home.
When my mommy does come home,
I'll try and be nice,
So maybe I'll just get,
One whipping tonight.
I just heard a car,
My daddy is back,
From Charlie's bar
I hear him curse,
My name is called,
I press myself,
Against the wall.
I try to hide,
From his evil eyes,
I'm so afraid now,
I'm starting to cry.
He finds me weeping,
Calls me ugly words,
He says its my fault,
He suffers at work.
He slaps and hits me,
And yells at me more,
I finally get free,
And run to the door.
He's already locked it,
And I start to bawl,
He takes me and throws me,
Against the hard wall.
I fall to the floor,
With my bones nearly broke
I. Want. To. Die.I'm so sick of this shit. No one gives a fuck about me. People tell me all the time that I'm an attention cutter or that I should just kill myself. I've already slit my wrist, and it's increasingly getting deeper. I get blamed for a whole lot of stuff that I have NOTHING to do with. I hate my mom and sister right down to the depths of my heart and soul. My mother is a complete bitch and my sister is a bitch on steroids who happens to fuck everyone she comes into contact with. I always feel like a complete and utter loser. Not to mention half the time I feel like I'm completely insane and I guarantee you no one here gives a fuck either. And on top of all this, the only person who has ever actually helped me has just dropped off the face of the earth and I have no idea what happened to me and it scares me. I just don't like it here.....I. Want. To. Die.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its a bird! Its a plane! Well,it sure isnt a heroI realized some people truly do need that person to talk to. I know that at times when i really need it i never have that person. Ill search through my phone and look for somene to call but then there isnt anyone who would listen.Its a bird! Its a plane! Well,it sure isnt a hero3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, Anyone who needs it just send me a note. Ill ALWAYS be here to chat with you are just listen. I wont judge you, and i will try to understand and help you as much as i can. Everyone is important in there own special way and i dont want anyone to feel left out or just wronged.
Stay strong you guys!
CommentComment and I'll tell yooouuComment2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(1) Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page.
(2) Tell you a color you remind me of.
(3) Tell you what element I believe you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.).
(4) Tell you what of your Ocs is my favorite.
(5) Ask you a question, and you must answer.
(6) Tell you something I like about you.
(7) Give you a nickname.
(8) Tell you what am I doing right now.
(9) Tell you what food/ flavor/smell you remind me of.
(10) Tell you to do one in your journal too, if you have not already done it
I quit school to be a concept artist.Now I've got nothing to loose, only everything to gain.I quit school to be a concept artist.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
My work has been chosen for this year's EXPOSÉ. For a good start. It's a huge honor to be listed among the best artists out there.
But holy shit. You know what sucks about aiming high - the neverending fear that after all you won't meet the standards (=my life)
SpeechlessSeriously. The sheer horrifying nature of the internet has left me speechless for now.Speechless2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in a free country, where freedom of speech is an important matter. A long while ago, when I was still young and at school, we learned how to do a proper discussion in class. We were learned that provocation isn't that bad to get a message across, but that you should always have at least some respect for the people you discuss with, and talk with them with calmness and reason. If you lose your temper, you lose the argument. That's what I've learned.
The reactions I got on my last journal, however, have left met both sad and speechless. Because I'm unable to grasp how people can be so downright insulting towards a fellow human being. To a member of the same website....
My journal wasn't meant to tell people how much I hate fanartist. Because... I don't really hate them. I just feel sad about how hard it is to get attention for original work in the sea of fanart ou
Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.Become a better artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Hurro! :D :D :DHey everyone!Hurro! :D :D :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm finally back :iconlololplz:
I think I did alright on my second exam, but the first one was hell Can't believe I still couldn't answer some questions *bangs head on the wall*
My mum's been off/on with her "happy" face -.-" At times, she completely ignores me. When she's bored she calls me and she's all laughing and chattery. Can I be blamed if I'm grumpy when I answer the phone? I know she only calls me because she's bored of her friends and she can't get into contact with my sisters..
On a brighter side, my ankle's coming along nicely! I've been putting a bit more weight on it and it doesn't hurt anymore
Here's a photo of how it's going haha.
My left leg is currently skinnier, and I guess it'll stay that way for a while haha. Please excuse my shiny legs! I was very sunny earlier :iconsweatplz:
Now, what on earth happened to dA? I come back and the stats are all weird
My premium ends in a week! I'm
Contest winners! :DSorry I'm late.. Been really busyContest winners! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SO HARD TO CHOOSE :icontearplz: I really love all the entries! Thank you again for entering :iconbegplz: I didn't expect so many entries for my first contest hahaha....
Now, without further ado:
Digital entry - 1st place: :icon8bpencil:
I think you portrayed the demon the best *u* The glow and swirling effects really bring out the monsterish features! I also like the colours so very much >w<
2nd place: :iconpersephonewatching:
3rd place (equally tied): :iconsketchbast: & :iconlunalynnocturne:
Loving the staff!! The pearly glow, the shining priestess *w* I really love the demon too!!! And the contrast of colours are so nice!
Traditional entry - 1st place: :icontaibossigai:
I really get the feel of Priestess in this one. It shows tha
Vampire CollegeThe other day, my dad handed me a printout of an article from a conservative website about going to college. Dad does this from time to time, I think because he suspects I'm a filthy liberal, and wants to send a few shots across the bow to see if I fire back. I usually don't, because I've been through enough warfare to have a better idea of when to pick my battles.Vampire College2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I won't reference the article directly, but the gist of it was that college is a bit of a costly venture that doesn't always yield the results it promises for the price of admission, and may actually do more harm than good. (High schoolers, meditate on that for a minute, please)
Now, the article itself sort of descended into a screed about how colleges just crank out liberals anyway, and liberals tend to vote Democrat, and we should just bust the whole thing up because dear God, we need conservative voters or they'll have a WOMAN in the White House next...
...Which is unfortunate, because "liberal conspiracy" aside, I
Happy Thanksgiving!Hey guys! In celebration of the day, and if you're interested in the history of Thanksgiving turkeys, check out this article I wrote for the occasion:Happy Thanksgiving!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now that my shameless pandering has been completed, I want to wish you all a wonderful kill-a-turkey-and-eat-it day. Hope its delicious for all of you.
My first contest winWell, I have won my 1st art competition with my WENCH drawing recently posted, & I could'nt be more happier. I was so stoked when the post for the winner came through today, & as a hobby artist, I could'nt be more proud. Here's a link for the contest resulthttp://wenchcomicbook.deviantart.com/journal/Second-Contest-WINNER-and-Runner-up-362186536. Thanks so much for those who voted for me, DarkMind6049 http://darkmind6409.deviantart.com/(Dave) & SpiritedFoolhttp://spiritedfool.deviantart.com/(Kurt), thank you very much guys. I have to say, it feels absolutely awesomeMy first contest win2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hitting the CanvasAhh d'être un artiste de la toile.Hitting the Canvas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(ahh to be an artist of the canvas)
I've taken a happy leap back to painting canvases, I haven't for some time and I've fallen back in love with it.
The feel of the brush on the surface and the sound it makes, the smell of acrylic and the plop of my water jar, the small pauses where I wonder what best to do next.
I shied away at first because I didn't like my previous canvas works but I dived in this time round and I love what I'm producing now, I literally cannot get enough. I highly recommend trying canvas out if you haven't before and going back to it if you haven't spoken in a while.
You might like what the canvas says to you.
I sure did.
Speak with paint and keep arting.
As always I will visit your page if you watch, comment or favourite,
lose controlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEQxbEkrP74&feature=relatedlose control3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep talkin' shit,
I'll give you fat lip.
Take a chain saw,
Rip you down raw.
Get me pissed,
Don't fuck with this!
I love it when I'm dangerous.
Coming like a freight train,
Painting walls with your brains...
So much to take,
Before, I start to break...
Rattle my cage,
Stir up my rage...
Try and trip,
With a dis,
Is my sweet bliss
Seal it with a lovely kiss,
Serve me like a fucking dish!...
With our eyes wide open,
Our fists closed shut...
Push us to our limit,
And we will have to fuck you up!
So rip it up,
Tear it down...
Smash it up.
Burn it down...
We've lost Control,
Of our souls,
Forget the risk,
Take the fall.
If that's what you want,
It's worth it all!
They can push you to the edge,
But it's worth it in the end!...
Numb the pain,
Let it go.
I'll do what I want,
And I mean what I say.
You've said you
HOW TO DEAL WITH REJECTIONBEFORE WE GET TO THE BLOG, FIRST, HERE ARE A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:HOW TO DEAL WITH REJECTION2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FIRST ... I want you all to visit the DA page of my friend, the great Manga Artist Nao Yazawa. in case you don't know her work, Nao is a published manga artist from Japan. And she joned DA recently. If you like cute manga, you've got to see her page. Here's her link, and please tell her that I sent you! http://naoyazawa.deviantart.com/
SECOND ... I just uploaded an illustration to my gallery, called, "The Tiniest Fairy," for a project I've been toying with. I'm experimenting with a style, but haven't settled on it yet. I'd like to get some feedback, critiques and suggestions from my fellow DA members...
THIRD .... I am going to start a CONTEST SOON! But to do it, I need someone who is willing to do some promotion for me. It needs to be announced and posted on other groups, so we can get a good turnout. Would you please message me if you're in