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
New Korra Trailer Released**Contains Legend of Korra Season 1 Spoilers**New Korra Trailer Released1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And honestly, I'm not feeling it. Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) has been doing a series where he's been vlogging his experience watching the original Avatar series for the first time (Take a look they're actually really good go watch them! http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials ). He's a new fan to the series and his enthusiasm and critique of the original series has only helped to intensify my loathing and hatred of The Legend of Korra's disastrous season finally.
The more I remember how amazing and awesome the original Avatar series is, the less I am interested in picking up the pieces and following these unlikable characters through another series of exploits, especially after haphazardly killing off the main villain in such a clumsy and awkward way. Not only that, but there's no growth to the main character at all. There's no journey of her learning how to be an Air Bender the way there was
On Behalf of Everyone...Thank You.Earlier today I received a message from our Studio B receptionist letting me know that a package had arrived for me. While I wasn't at the studio, I had my good friend pick it up so I could retrieve it from her later on. At first I was a bit weary to the situation, I didn't know who it was from, nor was I expecting anything in the least. All day while Raven and I passed our time at the mall, I pondered and worried about the strangeness of the situation. I found it odd that someone would send a bouquet of beautiful flowers and two carefully wrapped presents to the studio (who wasn't my husband to be anyhow!)On Behalf of Everyone...Thank You.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Later on in the evening, I met up with Nicole and I finally got to see the gifts in hand. I brought them home and unwrapped them to find two giant boxes of delicious treats, and a letter that made my heart and mind feel at ease again. "SGT Dave", a soldier currently placed in Iraq had sent these wonderful gifts
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
My Two BitsI wanted to take a moment and highlight Sethisto’s recent post over at Equestria Daily concerning the fan base and fan reactions to new episodes of My Little Pony.My Two Bits3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, me, I happen to be a total nobody. I draw some stuff and spend most of my time just talking with awesome people and enjoying a sense of community with all you wonderful friends, bronies, and Equestrians. But I have noticed, at least within the past month or so, a slow march away from all the good and noble and kind behavior that has been a hallmark of out fandom since its inception. Specifically, this has been taking the form of pretty nasty and harsh criticisms of the show itself, from episode to episode. I don’t know if this is coming from a sense of familiarity with the source material or perhaps it’s the fact the creators and producers have been so open to interacting with us t
Update: Why is diversity so limited to so many?For those that are interested, this is a continuation of this journal;Update: Why is diversity so limited to so many?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And apparently the drama was so hard for the guy, he made a Youtube rant about the entire thing. WE'RE FAMOUS DERP!
But getting back on topic, the entire situation has only shown me that clubs like this are needed around here and not just with My Little Pony. There seems to be a a mind-set going around that diversity is okay...as long as its not TOO diverse. This means that personalities and to a point, orientations are allowed but I guess ethnicities is just TOO much for people to handle nowadays! WHO KNEW!
Really, in all the fandoms I have been in, I have NEVER seen such blatant racism, sexism, and outright STUPIDITY and what makes it worse is the fact that a lot of the so-called Bronies tout themselves as being the most open, understanding, and loving people when it comes to fandoms. Well, color me purp
Composition...Have you "worked" it out?Hey guys, this may be a silly question, but do you keep a sketchbook? Many of you probably do (at least a collection of paper that you have sketches on). Perhaps this is where your most immediate ideas go down, maybe you develop characters, or even sketch from life! But do you plan out compositions in sketch format, or do you just go right at it and attack your painting or drawing? If you do the latter, you should consider the best ways to plan out your drawings compositionally Just taking 15 or 20 minutes to sketch out the whole thing can help you work out problems or change things before you get to the final project, it will also help you have more confidence as your skills develop! Here are some things to consider when you are sketching:Composition...Have you "worked" it out?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those things will help you create interesting and engaging finished drawings or paintings
Here are some tutorials that are supreme for getting some great compositions made:
Creating a Comic: Where on Earth do I Start?You like stories. You wanna tell them.Creating a Comic: Where on Earth do I Start?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But it's more than that, isn't it?
You want to build them.
You want others to experience them.
We tell stories everyday in conversation, but how do we transform those into sequential art?
"Where on Earth Do I Start?"
Words, Words, and More Words!
In many ways, comics, that is, sequential art, resembles the art of film making. Every comic has it's own art design and "directing" style, right down to how the characters think and act. The art of comics has been closely linked to realms such as storyboarding and graphic design. Though the common lingo includes the term "novel" (as in graphic novel), the typical novelistic fashion of writing must be adapted for comics much in the same way it is reshaped for a screenplay. Comics don't only involve the thoughts and feelings of your character(s), but they also include specific actions to showcase these emotio
How to cope with Art BlocksAlmost every single artist has at one point or the other in their life lost motivation, inspiration or even both and without the knowledge of how to deal with what we then call an Art Block, it can take a long time to overcome this lack of artistic drive. A time that might otherwise be used for further improvement and personal artistic growth.How to cope with Art Blocks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So today I would like to give you a few tips on how to defeat an art block. There is no definite guarantee to either of them, as everybody experiences their blocking differently but maybe you can at least find small suggestions that will eventually help.
Inspiration is literally everywhere, you just need to open your eyes to see it.
We can find inspiration through:
Letting your favourite books, movies, series or games inspire you is always one of the most obvious ways. Fan Art is a good way to retrieve inspiration because most of all y
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
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
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
Commission Information! Ponies, chibis, and more!Want to order a commissioned drawing by Moozua?Commission Information! Ponies, chibis, and more!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Contact me on DeviantART, or my email at Moozua@gmail.com
I ask for payment before I start,
but you can see the sketch before I finish in case of changes.
Please ask about additional characters being added.
I accept Paypal and Deviantart Points as payment.
Chibi Pony - $5 or 500
Full Pony - $6 or 600
Chibi Human - $6 or 600
Pony Portrait - $8 or 800
Full Human - $10 or 1000
Semi-Realism - $20
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)3 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
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 PRAGNENT2 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~!3 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!