Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life) Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life)Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I couldn't stand having that 'cover' hanging in my front page for another day! So I bring you something completely opposite to what's bad in the arts/creative entertainment industry - something good and positive! Professional advice to be more precise but this guy named Joe Madureira (some of you will instantly recognise his art style in Marvel comics) knows what he's talking about, and he's one of the many hundreds of professional/commercial comic illustrators out there who are in the same boat. But what I like about Joe is that he's been very successful in his career, and after years of observation and feedback from aspiring artists he has decided to share some advice.
"But Elson, this is pretty much the same as any other professional artist who give the same kind of adv
My thoughts on Sonic Boom! (I'm a Kid Again!) My thoughts on Sonic Boom! (I'm a Kid Again! ~ 2nd Update)My thoughts on Sonic Boom! (I'm a Kid Again!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just had some awesome dinner and I've read up on your feedback. Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts, and I'm happy to have provided my positive perspectives on Sonic Boom - optimism is a good thing to have in life, give it a go where you can!
Also, shoutout to :iconHappyAggro: for handing me this link on a quick summary of what's legit on the whole franchise as well as link to the latest updates of Sonic Boom when they come.
And oh my god, I felt like a kid all over again when I saw these!
Seriously THIS kind of stuff, concept artwork, was the main reason why I got myself a pencil and a paper on that very day (when I turned on my brother's SEGA SATURN to play SONIC JAM)
THE ENDAuditions | Premise | Judges and Rules | Prizes | FAQ | ChatTHE END1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FILE READY. RUNNING THE END.EXE...
1st Place: :iconsarahthecat:
2nd Place: :iconllamadoodle:
Semi Finalists: :icondragol: & :iconichikowindgryphon:
Sanctum OCT is now hereby closed. Thank you all who helped make this tournament possible; if it wasnt for ALL of our competitors, this entire tournament wouldn't have
Taking the Day Off!Holla we want pre-nup we want pre-nup yeaTaking the Day Off!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ScreenshotI animated this. Insane color help from :iconprismageek: Maybe I'll be able to put up the wing animation cycle in the future.Screenshot4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is not Supergirl internet. But she'll see you next spring! I'm also helping out on some other shorts. It sure was nice to get to draw the Titans again, and then they ate my life and beat me up in the face. Yay DC Nation!
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
Free Art Raffle from me! OvO [WINNERS]EDITEDIT : The Randomizer kept double-ing the numbers on the list but here it is! :Free Art Raffle from me! OvO [WINNERS]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place : Roger13770
2nd Place : Thoughtful-Stargazer
3rd Place : Izie--Chan
Runner ups : SAMSXCS, Anchoring-Dreams, Fixlly!
EDIT : Wait for the Randomizer.org. >7<
So . . . . you guys want free art, huh? :iconmingplz:
Well This is my first raffle. Here's how it goes. >v<
1st Place : Coloured Knee-Length Drawing
2nd Place : Coloured Waist-Length Drawing
3rd Place : Coloured Portrait Drawing
3 Runner ups : Young ver
Supreme CourtA couple people have asked about my reaction to the Supreme Court Rulings so I though I'd make a post about it. I'm not going to be getting into any debates or arguments becuase I simply don't have the time. This is just my two cents.Supreme Court3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For some reason, I don't feel terribly worried about the fate of Christians. For me it's an opportunity to stand firm because the Bible says count it on joy when we encounter challenges like these. God is going to use it mature, unify and purify the church. He is going to separate real believers from false ones too like separating oil from water.
I'm very clear on Facebook about my position but my pro-gay friends still talk to me sooo, seems they respect my position. I've known some of them for years and I doubt politics would easily get in the way.
I however, still mentally prepare myself for the loss of friends and family through disagreement. It's just a reality we deal with living in this world and standing firm for Jesus our High Priest. Jesus
Welcome to the Official Mark Crilley DeviantArtHey there, everybody!Welcome to the Official Mark Crilley DeviantArt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Glad you found my DeviantArt gallery. Some of you may know me from my YouTube videos. Here's a link to my channel, where you can find hundreds of instructional vids on almost any art-related topic you can imagine: http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley
Please check out my newest art book, THE REALISM CHALLENGE. It shows how to create photo-realistic illustrations, step by step-- artwork so real-looking it becomes difficult to distinguish them from actual objects: http://amzn.com/0385346298
I've got two how-to-draw books out now, MASTERING MANGA and MASTERING MANGA 2. Here's a direct link to where you'll find them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Manga-Mark-Crilley-drawing/dp/1440309310
My latest graphic novel project is a 6-book series for Dark Horse Comics called BRODY'S GHOST. Book 5 comes out April 15, 2014. Here's a direct link to where you'll find them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brodys-Ghost-1-Mark-Crilley/dp/1595825215
500 points Giveaway!!Hello everyoneeee!! How are you doing?? Omg it's been a few months since I last wrote a journal I've been swamped by university between final exams and reports to hand in! I was supposed to be done with it all by today but alas I still have a few reports overdue that I have to hand in tomorrow... I am completely stressed out!500 points Giveaway!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But not all of it was bad in this first month of the year...! On January 1st the incredibly sweet Gwendolyn12 gave me my 4th Daily Deviation on the piece that I hold the closest to my heart:
. . . I will wait for you . . .
:iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: I seriously had no words to describe just HOW MUCH BLISS it brought to my tiny heart ;___; I made this piece well over a year ago and I still think it's the best one in my gallery. People tell me my pieces can convey feelings to them but this is the only piece in my gallery that can actually make ME cry..
So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?So... you want to be a comic artist?So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
heres a handy but totally disorganised load of information on the subject
possibly the most useful guide in existance
and its FULL of links...
some of them are quite old and may not exist anymore but there are so many i cannot be bothered sorting them out
*dn't awww at me you should know how lazy I am*
Panelling and Planning
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angles, techniques, and so forth:
1) Plan your comic out carefully first- just do a few scribbles on what is happening in your comic (are they talking? Any action?)
2) If you're not "good" at drawing people/animals/whatever, get a book on anatomy, watch anime/read manga to get a fair idea on what things should look like- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
3) Camera angles: watch tv/movies/read manga to see how the camera is featured: Is it close-up? Birds eye view? Front on?
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angels, techniques, and so forth
Time and Pacing
The smaller the gutter, the shorter amount of time is taken up
Awesome Comics for Awesome PeopleHEYA GUYS! FOLLOWERS! Everybody here!Awesome Comics for Awesome People2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm coming to you guys with a promo for a friend, but also asking for support for the independant artist in general. As an independant artist myself, I think it's important that we all stick together and help each other when we can.
:iconjasoncanty: is the proprietor of [Angry Viking Press]. They're a small publisher, and also the publisher responsible for comics by :iconshonuff44:,:iconcrybringer:, and :iconvanillycake:, as well as others. And if you don't know at least ONE of them then, then that's kinda weird!
BUT I DIGRESS! Angry Viking Press (AVP), is currently in need of support. And I think it's really, REALLY important and generally awesome to support them just by ordering a comic to put on your shelf. It supports not only the business and artists, but more importantly, this community. I mean, I run on the support and generosity of my followers, but I'm not the only one. I do not mean to
Why deviantART Will Never Be Perfect"This isn't worthy of a Daily Deviation!" "This user should be banned!" "OMG, moderators please remove this news article!!" "deviantART is going downhill... "Why deviantART Will Never Be Perfect5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I can't even begin to count the times I have heard a complaint regarding deviantART. Gallery changes, changes to the overall layout, the introduction of llamas, a new moderator, a Daily Deviation, a new senior member... you name it, I've seen people complaining about it. No wait, not complaining but BITCHING.
Calling people names, making threats, rallying up friends/fans - it seems people would do anything to get their point across and have their say. And, sadly, in most cases these kinds of complaints turn into personal vendettas. All of a sudden EVERYTHING deviantART does is bad. EVERY SINGLE THING.
They don't cater to you specifically? They never asked what is your stance on llamas? They never even wanted to know what you thought of that oh-so-famous deviant green? NO?
Well in all honesty, let's be realistic here. W
Halloween Contest Win $50 - 1 week leftOnly 10 days left, now is basically your last chance to participate in the anual :icongame-art-hq: contest, read the details about the theme, prizes and rules below:Halloween Contest Win $50 - 1 week left1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Theme: Scary Video Game related Fan Art. all kinds of visual art are allowed, digital and traditional drawings, photos of sculptures, 3D model art (must be own models, ripped characters models don't count) or cosplay art.
You choose the game, the setting, the characters, important is only that it is something scary. Not scary in a cute way like a nice King Boo from Mario World, but really scary stuff, yes gore and violence is allowed as well. Gritty stuff, morbid stuff, horror elements are all fine.
Everything from a really scary looking undead League of Legends character to Pokemons etc is allowed.
In this contest you can also add characters from non-video game media like Freddy Krueger, Jason or the Super Natural Winchester Brothers getting eaten alive by Kirby. This contest is very unusual for this group, I k
Advice on becoming a better artistI get asked by a lot of younger artists (and moms and grandmothers) for advice on getting better and becoming a professional comic artist. Hopefully this will help. Ask me more questions if I'm not clear enough and I'll try to post more about what I think makes a good artist and how to become a professional in the comic industry.Advice on becoming a better artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're not already aware, I'm a self-taught artist with little to no schooling on the subject. I thought I knew how to draw when I was a kid and I thought that drawing from shapes and building your characters out of forms was stupid. I don't know what the proper term for this is so I'm going to refer to it as construction drawing or under drawing throughout this post. My parents had purchased me some how to draw books, I also went to art class, and both of these tried to get me to use construction drawing techniques. Unfortunately I didn't understand the value of it and thus rejected it. I didn't need to build a tiger out of blocks, circles,
H.O.W. - HEARTS OF LOVE contestH.O.W. - HEARTS OF LOVE contest4 years ago in Personal More Like This
HEARTS OF LOVE CONTEST
Organized by :iconFallenangelgm:
Judges: :iconFallenAngelGM: & :iconHaganenochibisan:
What is it about?
A fanart contest with the characters of our manga project HEART OF WILDFIRE with the main theme of LOVE, ROMANCE & PASSION. ANYONE CAN JOIN!
1st prize: 150$ USD
2nd prize: 75$ USD
3rd prize: 24-Month Premium Subscription
4th prize: 12-Month Premium Subscription
5th prize: 1500 points
A 3-Month Premium will be given to 10 entries as HONORABLE MENTIONS
NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED: NO LIMIT
DEADLINE: APRIL 15TH 2012, 08:00am (GMT -5H00) (it's been extended)
1) Join/watch the group :iconHeart-of-Wildfire:, you’ll have to if you want to upload your art and have updates about the contest.
2) Draw/make an art using either one, a few, or all of these following characters in a love-themed picture:
Official Pokemon type distribution statisticsFor all you fakemon artists out there looking to balance your fakedexs to gamefreaks' model.Official Pokemon type distribution statistics8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Total #: 721/769 (I = 151)(II = 100)(III = 135)(IV = 107)(V = 156)(VI = 73)(MG = 48)
Lines #: 364/410 (I = 78 )(II = 51 )(III = 73 )(IV = 44 )(V = 81 )(VI = 37)(MG = 46)
1 stage: 113 = 31.0% (I = 11)(II = 18)(III = 28)(IV = 19)(V = 26)(VI = 11)
2 stage: 159 = 43.6% (I = 36)(II = 25)(III = 26)(IV = 18)(V = 36)(VI = 18)
3 Stage: 081 = 22.2% (I = 25)(II = 09)(III = 14)(IV = 06)(V = 19)(VI = 08)
Split : 011 = 03.0% (I = 05)(II = 00)(III = 05)(IV = 01)(V = 00)(VI = 00)
Mega : 048 = 11.7% (I = 15)(II = 06)(III = 20)(IV = 05)(V = 01)(VI = 01)
Rock - 055/058 = 07.3% (I = 11)(II = 07)(III = 12)(IV = 07)(V = 10)(VI = 08)(MG = 03)
Normal - 097/101 = 13.2% (I = 22)(II = 15)(III = 18)(IV = 17)(V = 17)(VI = 08)(MG = 04)
Bug - 069/073 = 09.4% (I = 12)(II = 10)(III = 14)(IV = 09)(V = 18)(VI = 03)(MG = 04)
Grass - 087/090 = 12.1% (I = 14)(II = 1
You know what? THANK YOU's!Hello Prospectors!You know what? THANK YOU's!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I touched on this in my last journal a bit, but I felt it deserved to have its very own journal.
THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, to all of you guys who stuck with me, helped comfort and encourage me, and actually stayed by me when the seas got rough.
1. To the Bronies: I discovered MLP at one of my lowest points, and it brought a ton of cheer back to me that had left after all the hate. I was really scared to enter a new fandom and meet anyone new after what happened only a couple weeks before with the sonic fandom. I had tried to love everyone and yet the moment I expressed opinion, they all turned on me claiming all of my love was a lie.
I was so worried that this would happen again if I joined the Brony fandom, but you people have been the nicest, and most accepting people I have ever met! And even when I expressed my opinions with me being a Christian and all the stuff that came with that, you did EXACTLY what I had hoped to
A Cake for Cherry - Animated Film + OST Released!Earlier this year, I started composing music for BettyKwong's graduation film, A Cake for Cherry. The film and soundtrack were completed in April or so, but it couldn't be released online since it was entered into film festivals which had strict guidelines. Now, after months of anticipation, the cute little animation has finally been released online for all to enjoy.A Cake for Cherry - Animated Film + OST Released!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch A Cake for Cherry!
If you enjoyed the music, you may want to check out the soundtrack for the film which also includes 8-bit versions of all tracks. It's free to download!
Download the Soundtrack!
Season of ChangeHey everyone! It's been quite a while since there's been any real activity on this page. I've come bearing news about some not-so-huge, but hopefully exciting changes!Season of Change1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Creepysheep Studio was originally founded by my wife (Sticky) and I as a way to host and collaborate larger projects (such as Eye Candy, Chroma, etc). We became a large dream, with a growing appetite, but had little idea on where to go or even how to accomplish it. Which lead to an overwhelming amount of work that we just didn't know how to approach. A lot of our studio progression was halted due to lack of time, communication and expectations that exceeded our ambitions.
So we did what we thought was needed.
We put everything down, took a step back. Thought it over and went back to the drawing board.
During our extended hiatus, we've collected ourselves and skills as individuals to better ourselves as a growing team.
With that said, I'd like to add that Sticky and I will no longer be sharing a deviant
if i died...If you don't care- stop readingif i died...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you would come to my funeral- fave this
If you would miss me- comment with a heart
Re-post this and see who your REAL friends are
HE VUELTOOOOOOOHOLA A TODOS Y TODAS, LOS EXTRAÑÉ JODER , primero que nada, tengo que avisar sobre algo................¡¡¡YA TENGO LAPTOP PROPIA!!! JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA TRIUNFÓ EL MALHE VUELTOOOOOOO1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Qiloh Dex (FINISHED!!!!) 018: Disgoon by ReallyDarkandWindie 019: Hebirash by ReallyDarkandWindie 023: Quetzuff by ReallyDarkandWindie 024: Fethetz by ReallyDarkandWindie 025: Fragras by ReallyDarkandWindie 026: Aromunk by ReallyDarkandWindie 027: Vauveau by ReallyDarkandWindie 028: Veaula by ReallyDarkandWindie 029: Skweek by ReallyDarkandWindie 030: Ikarode by ReallyDarkandWindie 031: Livolt by ReallyDarkandWindie 032: Evyl by ReallyDarkandWindie 033: Vylent by ReallyDarkandWindie 034: Maroden by ReallyDarkandWindie 035: Seltzea by ReallyDarkandWindie 036: Bananug by ReallyDarkandWindie 037: Slugana by ReallyDarkandWindie 038: Dandeseed by ReallyDarkandWindie 039: Fluffelion by ReallyDarkandWindie 040: Buddee by ReallyDarkandWindie 041: Buddelf by ReallyDarkandWindie 042: Budderor by ReallyDarkandWindieQiloh Dex (FINISHED!!!!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This