WHY are you ashamed??? Stop it!I just do NOT get it.
I've read or heard from so many people that are afraid to admit they enjoy My Little Pony, in any form. I just read in a forum for issue 3, "Man I wish I had the guts to buy one of these comics in person."
WHAT is stopping you? Because somebody might point and laugh? Laugh back! Everybody is entitled to like whatever they wish. Some like football, some like movie collecting, some like gardening... whatever.
For years, I worked at a bookstore. We sold Adult magazines, like every other store. People would come up, buy it, move on. 5 seconds later none of us could identify that person if we had too... it didn't matter, it meant nothing. However, the people who came up to the counter with said magazine hidden under items they really didn't want so people wouldn't see what they were buying, or whispering about it... These were the people that stood out as strange... the ones that MADE a big deal of it themselves.
I'm NOT comparing MLP to these magazines, by the way. I'
FlatteredI should be flattered.Flattered2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are people who literally spend hours of their life every day following me. People who obsessively save every work of art I post online. People who comment and hypothesize about everything I do, even when I am not doing anything. People who make their own comics, websites, and blogs because of me. People who meticulously sift through my stats, my comments, and near-decade old journals. People who obsessively screen-capture everything I say or do anywhere online. People who seemingly have no life other than to talk about every aspect of my own. People who, day in and day out, never tire of talking about me to their friends online.
These people are amazing and I am continually astounded by them and the things they come up with... over a worthless and unimportant cartoonist.
Not even a good cartoonist either. Just an average, slightly stubborn, mediocrely popular on a dubious website... cartoonist. Not a politician with real influence in the world. Not a famous
Its all a ScamContextIts all a Scam2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is another long one, and I apologize but I need to speak my mind. This journal is in response to the "righteously indignant" users making a fuss about me "selling" fanart of copyrighted characters in my recent Adventure Time post. To the person who signed up today just to write a nasty comment on my new Society6 page. To the person who flagged my recent Adventure Time illustration on DA and then proceeded to send me an e-mail about doing it (probably the same person). To the people creating multiple accounts to try and dissuade users from spending their money how they see fit. And to a long list of people who follow everything I do post just to make sure that their negative voice and attitude are the first voices anyone ever sees on all of my work.
It's All A Scam
I'm in an unenviable position. Popular enough to be well known, not popular enough to be making oodles of cash off my stuff. Part of that is my own fault for not really promoting and selling myself,
Art ElvesI mentioned I was in Mammoth over the holidays, which, besides an annoying sickness for the first few days, was so much fun I don't even know where to start. But I'll get into that in another Journal.Art Elves2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I wanted to share with you a note I found on my desk at hq when I returned. Yanira works here at the office once or twice a week and she had her nephews in with her during the break.
We have a ton of these deviantART coasters laying around HQ so they must have found them. We originally made them for originaldrinkanddraw and I'm so glad they found them! I'm going to have to get more just in case the elves come again!
Look what they left for me!
How cool are these?! Um, please ignore the devious slogan on there... Hopefully the artistic elves knew we were talking about delicious, healthy milk!
Eddsworld updateI haven't been active on Deviant once again. You know what that means!Eddsworld update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm working hard on the next Eddsworld short, it's supposed to be done before Christmas.
Which gives me little time! I hope I'll get it done. X_X
I'll keep you all posted!
Phone-Call #1: February 18th, 1961"He—Hello?"Phone-Call #1: February 18th, 19612 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Is this Miss Halliburton?"
"Who on earth is calling me at this time of night?"
"Take a guess."
"I—what? Who is this?"
"Wow, you don't even recognize my voice. I'm offended."
"Is this some sort of prank call?"
"After all we went through."
"If you don't tell me who you are and why you're calling, I'm hanging up right now. It is too damn early for this."
"Then I'll just call again. Well, actually, don't hang up, I've only got fifty cents left."
"For God's sake, who the is this?"
"I already told you to guess, Ilex—I thought you were clever."
"Took you long enough."
"Simon, it is two in the morning. What is wrong with you?"
"Well, I've got six pounds of shit building up in my airways, I can't breathe without an oxygen tank and I'm an asshole."
"I already knew that. Now why are you calling me in the middle of the night—and did I hear you say you're at a payphone?"
"Yes, there's one on the bottom floor of the hospital."
"What are you doi
Happy Birthday Walt DisneyIf the Walt Disney is still alive today, it would be his 111th Birthday. So happen I am doing a Disney themed month. God damn isn't it amazing how we are celebrating his birthday even when the guy passed away some 50 years ago? I wish I would have that, and a statue of me holding Green Bear's hand, in Ry-Spirit Land where the magic never happens.Happy Birthday Walt Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can you imagine if Walt Disney never lived, there would not be Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Disneyland, Little Mermaid, Lion King, Tron, Lilo and Stitch, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Pirates of the Caribbean, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Mulan, Aladdin, Snowwhite, Winnie the Pooh, Duck Tales, That's so Raven, Chip N Dale, Darkwing Duck, Wreck it Ralph, Hannah Montana, Gravity Falls and Kingdom Hearts may not be made. On the bright side we don't get Herbie Fully Loaded so its not all bad.. I would even go as far as to say that without Walt Disney, the world may have been a little bit more depressing. How many time has a Disney movie touched
~CONTEST!~BEGIN: NOW!~CONTEST!~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
END: December 25, 2012
PRIZES: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44474077/Stuff/prizes.png + a doodle of Jack Frost on a post card~
Read on for rules!
Hi everyone! Welcome to new members as well~ I wanted to let everyone know that we are going to have our first contest, and I'd love if everyone entered! Its super simple too!
All you have to do is submit a photo of your movie theater ticket from seeing Dreamworks 'Rise of the Guardians' to our new folder in the gallery called 'Contest Entries'.
NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE TIME TO THIS FOLDER! There is a lock on submissions per person, and its only ONE folks!
I will reply to your submission with a NUMBER, and on December 25th I will use a random number generator to pick a winner!
The Prizes as shown above via link are: A movie poster of North from the ROTG film, The first picture book in the series Guardians of Childhood 'Man in the Moon', as well as the first book about North and the Nightmare King! I will
What I Turn To When My Brain Goes 'Blurgh'I really want to share with everyone the artists and places I often turn to when I'm feeling low on inspiration. Right before I begin a painting I will always browse through my catalogue of inspiration for a kind of... artistic boost before I begin.What I Turn To When My Brain Goes 'Blurgh'2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Firstly, my main source of inspiration does genuinely spring from my imagination. I've been drawing since I was about six-years-old and I always have a seed of an idea singing to me from some part of my brain. The need to breathe life into that little idea is a terrible itch, but a gratifying one.
Most of my pictures are inspired by women. Obviously. I love female anatomy, so my ideas will always start with an idea for a pose. The hair is my favourite part and that often completes the image in my mind - I love creating the flow and shapes. Colour comes next, often inspired by the environment and season I picture the subject in. The image grows from there.
But of course I am inspired by what I see around me. It's fair to say that prett
Fucking getting dark out at 4:00. damit novemberOk for a few months remember how I was saying "omg I love this time of year! It's fall and the seasons are changing!" shit like that? Well now it's the time of year that I lothe.Fucking getting dark out at 4:00. damit november2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It starts getting dark at 3:00 And It's almost cold enough for snow but insted you get bitchy freezing rain.
It's still november so december holiday/christmas feelings aren't really there yet because it's not close enough.
So you just stumble through november trying not to give up and die on the sidewalk on your way to school.
Ok.. well it's not actually that bad, I have Kodee. xD
He keeps me happy. ♥
And last night (just because I can share this)
I was getting into bed all suductive and smooth-like and I kneed myself in the face causing my spiked nose ring to gash the inside of my nostril and my face hydro pumped blood.... everywhere. It was awkward actually. I was waiting for my moms boyfriend to get out of the bathroom so I could get some tissues. My mom stared
A Fool's IdeaWelcome once again to Film in Progress! This is a series of articles I am doing on works in progress by filmmakers and animators. Sometimes in our line of work we don't have a lot to show for a long time because lets be honest, production time for film or animation takes an awful long time so it's difficult to show people what you're working on. So what I hope to achieve in these series of articles is to give you a chance to talk about something you're working on, and if you have stills and other pieces of development work you can show it off here as well!A Fool's Idea2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To take part in this project or for more information just send me a note I can talk to you (and your team if applicable) about it!
Today we have BlightProductions with his project, A Fool's Idea!
Let us begin by introducing you to the rest of the community first. Who are you? And are you a professional filmmaker?
I have officially returned.Hi there. as usual, much has happened since my last journal posting. But this time, I am back for good.I have officially returned.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the past year I moved to my own 1 bedroom apartment, but did not have internet outside of my phone. However, I was finally where I had wanted to be, on my own in my first apartment. My computer was giving me grief, so I left it alone. This caused me to eventually pick up a pencil and paper and began drawing traditionally again. It was a blessing in disguise. That, coupled with newfound inspirations, caused me to quit drinking quite suddenly. This resulted in also no longer engaging in the useless, life wasting, money burning activities that usually accompanied the addiction. I went further by changing my unhealthy diet as well.
However, I quickly found myself alone as many of the people I hung out with where all still about being as unproductive as possible, and so now I was no longer interesting to them. I realized sadly that where I was now, was not where I wanted to be in life
This is the job that never endsThis is the job that never endsThis is the job that never ends2 years ago in Personal More Like This
it just goes on and on my friends
*sings it like end of Lamb Chop's play along
but hey in this economy it's a good thing X3
back in May 2008 I started up business with a hope and prayer that I would not end up working at Walmart by the end of the year XD
And now look where I ended up, 2013 and still going strong making a living off of creating animal costumes of all the crazy things. At times I am astonished.
I plan to continue this business as long as my body will allow me (arthritis will kick in eventually, lol)
Lesson from some kids. //life.I'm just going to get right into this.Lesson from some kids. //life.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The other day I was sitting in class rather frustrated with everything and the people around me. I'm in a split class with grade 10's, 11's and us... the 12's, so there was about 15 minutes left in class and i had noticed this grade 11 boy glance over at me every so often.. thinking it was strange i finally exchanged a long look with him, it caught me off guard when all he did was smile at me then turned to leave. Now i've never talked to him, and i know he didn't mean anything with the smile. But the look he gave me almost said: "you look upset today but thats ok, smile with me?" So i smiled back.
That actually changed my outlook on my entire day. Something as small as some kid sharing a smile with me, It kinda made me think about how simple the whole thing was.
Sorry i'm just blabbering my feels towards the world.
Then today a little girl in my other art program was just talking about how excited she is to grow up and graduate and move out an
How to be PatientAlright LOL. I've been asked a million times "How do you do it?! How are you so patient?!"How to be Patient2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thing is, it's not really patience :iconmingplz:
In fact, I'm the opposite of patient.
When my twin sis, :iconnaochiko: tackles me in front of my crush, I rage LOL :iconwoodyrapefaceplz:
But this "patience" isn't called patience. I'll prove you why. But on that note, I'll tell you how I do it LOL
I know it's nothing special, but it may help you! >XD
1. Listen to music. I'm not kidding. Last year in my art class, I couldn't listen to my own music.
I had projects that require an immense amount of details, and without music, I become agitated.
However, when I do listen to music, I get relaxed, and all the distractions disappear.
It really makes me focus, and it helps sway my mood.
Also, when I'm getting bored I listen to K-POP. I tend to get moving with the music and beats.
Now, when I'm getting sleepy, visual kei music is my best friend LOL.
I know. Despite my happy-go-luck art and ap
Awesome.....but Weird DreamOk....it was about a couple weeks ago I had the strangest but also awesome dream and it was very vivid too.... which I didn't really mind and*breaths in* it was about TMNT!!! lol when I woke up I was like running around my room waving my hands all crazy like. XDAwesome.....but Weird Dream2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, it started out when I was in my spanish class at my school and my chemisty teacher, Mrs. Simon, was teaching the class instead of the spanish teacher. Anyway, the class had cluster of tables in desks in groups of four all over the room; Mrs. Simon was in the front and was giving a lecture on future/conditional tense and all of that stuff.
During the lecture Leo, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey suddenly showed up and went and sat down in a different cluster of tables and chairs on the other side of the room. Sometime during the class Mrs. Simon went up to the turtles desks and slammed down a yard stick with a loud *SMACK.*
"Why do you have weapons i
Passing on the messagePOST/COMMENT ARTICLE ABOUT MMDs AND COPYRIGHT by Haruka MitutoyoPassing on the message2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LOL Talking to StrangersSo.. I'm out of town visiting my mother. I arrived here yesterday- I also need to get some pots and stuff for my balcony.LOL Talking to Strangers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My mother went to the bank for 30 minutes, and I'm home alone here with my handsome dog. ( WHich has no relation anything. I feel it's important that I always call him good-looking :3 ).
So the phone rings- I know I don't live here, but I answer it to take a message.
Stranger:" Hey! How are you doing?"
No word of a LIE- this man sounds exactly like my brother. EXACTLY. Hence, I assume it's my brother.
Me: " Oh hey. I'm ok, just stopping by to visit and pick up a few things."
Stranger: " Oh? Like what?"
Me: " Well I want to go to that terrible Walmart and see if I can find cheap plastic chairs for my balcony. I also want to see if I can pick up some gardening stuff" (psst..Walmart freaks me out. Just sayin' )
Stranger: " What kind of gardening stuff?"
Me: " You know- flower boxes and soil. It's a lot cheaper to buy it here than near me."
Glitter toilet. What is life.I've been working on this toilet project for like 5 hours now.Glitter toilet. What is life.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is my life.
Painting my toilet.
It's for a school project but my teacher did a crappy job telling what she wanted from the work so to be a smartass I did a toilet. With fucking sparkles on it.
because I have no actual inspiration to do something serious.
And the last poll I did: Sorry me and Kodee didn't re-do the Q&A video this past weekend. We were busy the whole time. .____. yup. super busy. Though I am trying to get him to do one with me soon.
But just for the record WE DID actually do it, but the sound got fucked up and didn't work QAQ
Yup and submitting art here and there. I am trying to put stuff up I promise.
I have a legit reason for not posting everyday anymore though, it's called: I'm trying to graduate highschool so i can finally go to collage
less than six months to go.
I'm so excited.
- - - - - - - -
K. a quick update on stuff.
so very tired.
New Eeveelution! Welcome Ninfia!Corocoro Magazine revealed the new Eeveelution, Ninfia (Ninfeon probably)! Welcome to the Eevee family!New Eeveelution! Welcome Ninfia!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's likely to be a Flying type.. likely. Maybe Normal type, too. But who knows. New type??? This is the only Eeveelution for Generation 6, as you can tell by the mini movie poster. Please show the love for Ninfia! ♥
i can't help itAlright well i'm going to hide the fact that i'm in a slight rage from having the journal i just wrote deleted. I spent almost an hour on it. AUGHHi can't help it3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok i just spent my weekend with kodee and his family ;u;
I always feel so happy after seeing him xD
After leaving his house i kept blowing him a million kisses as i walked down the street humming dumb love songs to myself.
Then (craving some freedom) I walked to the school yard that looks over the mountains and farms, just to see the far off city lights and stars.. also a few jets in the sky.
Stupid boy with your head in the stars.
I can't help it.
And because Kodee is so sweet he fixed my blonde skunk stripe xD //made it lighter and threw in some orange.
I'll take pics when i get my phone back mabye, See my unconfident face being all: "huugggnghhhhhhhghhhhhh"
That's the sound of my face.
So if anyone ever actually meets me... that's what my face will do.
ACTUALLY. I will i most likely hug you to death, give you a brofirst OR BOTH.
No Excuses: My Idea isn't perfect yet...Well then I guess we'll be waiting forever then because no idea is perfect.No Excuses: My Idea isn't perfect yet...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is one of the biggest problems people have when trying to start their comic. They have this fabricated notion that the story and/or art have to be the perfect before you can even start. Well, I have news for you... that's not how it works.
All of your favorite comics, books, movies, and video games did not start out the way they ended up being published. The creator wrote down their idea. Then revised it, changed it, came up with new ideas half way through until what was produced simply resembled the original idea. It was perfected through its creation, not prior to it. This is especially true with comic books. Comic book series, especially long running series, go through a long and slow change as the creator(s) figure out who the characters are and how they live, and even what they look like. And the more they work on their comic, the better it gets. (especially art.)
The two examples I love giving i
Casually pass out in class?So the title isn't as dramatic as it sounds, I had a special ceremony with my Firstnation studies class and we had a slamon cook-out in the court yard with a fire pit. It was really neat up until the point were I suddenly got hot and cold flashes and my head spun like crazy. It was really strange and I stumbled back awkwardly. Luckily my teacher looked over In time and drug me to the office. Mrs. S (I love her so much, she's the secretary at my school) made fun of how green my face was. xD So I didn't fully passout and fall on the ground, I just blacked out for a couple seconds.Casually pass out in class?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That would have been embarrassing to flop over on the concrete. xD
So I got sent home because I was all disgusting-looking, So now i'm here bumming around the house.
HOME: THE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN BE FUCKING UGLY AND ENJOY IT. :'D
I Will probably make some cool creature adopts or open up commissions to pass the time. (I need to get more points for a big gift I'm getting someone)
//baww it would have b
Some Joss Whedon fella featured my Avengers picUsually I don't comment about my artworks much on journals, but this time I kinda have to give a whole journal topic about it, yeah I'm talking about my latest artwork Nick Furry and the Animalvengers, it was just something silly I decided to draw and got a surprisingly large amount of positive response, THANK YOU all for the lovely comments, although I can't reply all I do read everyone of them and take it to heart.Some Joss Whedon fella featured my Avengers pic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But shit just got real when a friend told me Joss Whedon (The Director/writer of the Avengers movie) featured the artwork on his Facebook, I was a bit skeptical at first like is it really his facebook? But then I saw how many likes the page has as well as his comments and fans comments and found out it probably IS the real Joss Whedon, I fan girl screamed for an hour. He featured it the PROPER way too, by crediting the artist and putting a link of the original source on the description, very professional. Good man. It also means he has bee
WOW! HOT a What Baabhabhiat (rotg prize)ook so this is what I got sent from dreamworks for winning that fanart competitionWOW! HOT a What Baabhabhiat (rotg prize)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WOW, real paper from Dreamworks
ok let's see what we have here
damn nice, but unfortunately I already own the art book.
This is new tho, it even jingles.
but what do we have HERE???
it's signed! but I'm stupid and don't know WHO signed it!
it's pretty neat, I might sell my other art book, or give it away, I'd much rather keep the signed copy of course lol
EDIT: ofc the signature is from Peter Ramsey!