Time to speak up on something! (LONG journal)Well before I get to what I need to get to....comics....oh yeah I got a lot coming. Before Unicon my goal is 2 more comics and 2 more DBZ pony pics. I want DBZ Dash and DBZ Alicorn Twilight done...DBZ Dash is kick @$$. SO yeah stay tuned for that.
Now here's the main journal topic. Hope you hear me out on this cause I think it's time someone with a stronger voice in the fandom spoke on this. It's long so if you want to read it not here....go to this https://docs.google.com/document/d/18gLHNjrMsWLWshz33KAT6heAGhLIWhWL42YB172dOeA/edit?usp=sharing.
Ok…now comes a topic I really have been dying to speak up about. This is becoming an annoyance not just with me but many people in the fandom. Bear with me on this cause it's a LOT of stuff. It may seem it's just about me whining or complaining but this will try and be as critical but respectable as possible. I've been noticing a lot of problem with the Equestria Daily site l
Before you throw that pity party read thisBeing in touch with your weaknesses is important in order to grow as an artist, but are you so hung up on what you can’t do well that it’s holding you back? I'm not talking about the intermittent (or frequent) attacks of complete blockage, or even lack of inspiration, but full out pity parties.Before you throw that pity party read this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve seen far too many people on dA who post exercise after exercise, writing in the artist comments that once again they’ve failed, they’ve read hundreds of books, studied the masters for so many years, and they still cannot draw a photorealist rending of a man’s head. First of all let me say that I highly respect “self taught” artists and I’m not discouraging anyone who chooses (or must) go that route. However, setting realistic goals and finding your niche is extremely important. Let me say this: not everyone will be able to paint like a Baroque period artist! But that doesn't mean you can't be a painter, it just means
Calendar set to Motherhood ModeOn July 27th, 2012 at 2:30AM, I naturally gave birth to a beautiful bouncing baby boy, Rafael Lakan Olivares. We all came home together last night, and wow, being a mother is such a wonderful thing! Life is so magical I had the BEST birthing experience I could have asked for, and it's all thanks to Gela, my cousin, "doula" and super support person. Without you I don't think I could have done this! Miguel my rock, my love, my life, my time and space, moon and stars ♥ Josh my brojo, and my amazingly loving and wonderful mother! Positive vibes and love to everyone!! ♥ ♥ ♥Calendar set to Motherhood Mode2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guide on how to create vector-style rasters (OLD)EDIT - Dec 08, 2013 - This is OLD, like really, really OOOOOOLLLLD and outdated, and there are better methods out there. I don't even do vectors this way anymore. That said, it's still useful as a guide on how to use the pen tool to make shapes specifically for pony vectors in a manner where they're layered efficiently easily modifiable. Just felt the need to point this out as I am still getting messages from people who don't understand that this is old and that I know there are alternative methods. I thank you all for your input.Guide on how to create vector-style rasters (OLD)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I say anything, if you're familiar with proper vectoring at all then once you've heard what I do you'll realize I'm not making "true" vectors with the process I use. This might seem a bit odd because what I do means that if I wanted to make a larger version of the image I would basically have to scale the paths I've made and re-"paint" the whole image, but I'm just doing these for fun so I make them large to begin with; the end re
Groups: Tutorial + Resources There are many groups on deviantART. DeviantART Community aims to help you find ones that you are looking for, or introduce you to new ones you have never seen before!Groups: Tutorial + Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sta.sh is HereLast night deviantART released our newest content publishing tool, Sta.sh! We had an awesome launch party at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, and I had the opportunity to hang out with deviants, take some pics, and film the release. We had hot dogs, drinks, and cupcakes while learning about the coolest (read: easiest) way to publish your content on the web!Sta.sh is Here3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The whole Sta.sh gang! Thanks everyone for a great night!
In fact, I am writing this journal in Sta.sh and uploaded photos fromthe evening using the tool as well. Let me tell you, Sta.sh ROCKS! With my busy schedule, my biggest roadblock to submission has always been the time it takes to do it. With Sta.sh, I can now upload lots of deviations and content from one screen at one time- leaving me to focus on the important stuff- the work I pu
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
MOVING!! | New Etsy Listings! | I'M PRAGNENTDid you know that I crochet-it-up? Meowkernaut is my alternate ego.MOVING!! | New Etsy Listings! | I'M PRAGNENT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out some new Etsy listings I posted up just now! http://www.etsy.com/shop/meowkernaut
Perfect for Valentine's Day
Me and my sweet slow loris are planning on moving out of Pasadena in March (hopefully!!). We will still be in the Los Angeles area--Just not exactly sure where? Not only are we moving out for space and privacy, but we are also expecting!!
Remember the Space Case comic I did for 24hr comic book day a couple years back? Well, we almost thought it couldn't happen. But with the help of SCIENCE (and IVF), I still have a functioning ovary (as painful as it still is ) and have gotten pregnant.
Honestly, this is a miracle!
I don't want to bore everyone with the details (perhaps it'll be the subject of a new mini comic like Space Case)... but we d
UPDATE~!Hey Movie Knights~! It's Me, Showtime! I apologize I haven't been on much. I recently got a temporary computer to work on. ANYWHO! I'll be uploading more art and videos soon!UPDATE~!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the latest video I voiced in! I voiced Scootaloo while my little sister :iconfluffysnail: voiced Apple Bloom~ This video was created by the amazing :iconAniRichie-art: and his team Dysfunctional Equestria!
LONG LIVE THE MOVIE KNIGHTS!