Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!Hi!Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We just went over 10,000 watchers. Thank you all for supporting this group! As a thank you, I'd like to feature you. I've picked some of the most recent submissions as a start.
If you want to be in this feature, post the thumbcode of one artwork as a comment to this.
Also, please fave this journal so that more people can see your art!
Please take a look at the featured artworks! Have a nice day
For more exposure for your art, check out dAhub!
w.i.p tiger by Pitaten2 Oh starry angel by MuskCat Amrita by Lili-Tea Feel my emotions by Meellz Michael Jackson portrait digital by 79ChristinaS :thumb326035936: Summer Longing by Miguel-Santos Zoe Castillo by Stroke1986 - forever - by Owlivia Femina Noctis by Dys-Crux castle in sky by gadddd Like Another World by divafica Sunset by DaisyDinkle :thumb313849307: Arya by SarahHachuPitchu Comm - NathanialRoyale by Down-The-Stairs Baby Max by omercan1993 Raspberry Ripple by Aquata92 Caliber - Jonathan Ref by AlchemistMayCry Tiger Portrait by priwax :thumb3
The Future of SYAC?I'm leaning on the side of axing it entirely. I know that I pretty much owe my online "fame" to the popularity of SYAC, and that despite a small core group of naysayers the vast majority of my watchers love the series... but I personally have always had problems with it. It was never meant to be more than a few strips long, and my attempts to turn it into a full blown series have been awkward and clumsy at best.The Future of SYAC?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Using myself as the main character for SYAC was a huge mistake, one which I realized early on and one which you can see me struggle with throughout the rest of the series. Even after completely retooling it to be a new story with Emily and Jade, I didn't get very far into it before complications forced me to stop. I don't really want to do anything with SYAC right now, but at the same time I understand there are a lot of fans of the series I need to consider. So here are a couple of ideas I had on what I could do with it, but feel free to jump down into the comments secti
Justice League: The Flashpoint ParadoxOver the last few months I have been getting a lot of questions here on DA about what my next project would be and when it might be announced and released. Also, I am thrilled to say, that a lot of you awesome friends and fans have expressed the idea that following Young Justice, you would like to see more DC animation work from me. Well I am happy to reveal that the next project featuring my design work is the recently announced Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, directed by the super talented Jay Oliva, and it will hit the streets on July 30th. I did the designs for this film last spring and summer (after production wrapped on YJ: Invasion) and we just finished post production on the project last month. I gotta say that thanks to all the tremendous talent involved in making this thing, it's looking pretty epic. I personally pushed my style into a slightly more exaggerated look for much of this film and I hope those of you who dug the look of Young Justice will get a kick out ofJustice League: The Flashpoint Paradox2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep Calm and Carry OnTony DiTerlizzi once told me that to become successful you just need to keep working. Even if it seems like nothing is coming from your hard work, you just need to keep doing it anyway. If you're persistent and keep at it long enough, eventually people will notice you and you will get somewhere. It's advice that resonated with me quite powerfully, and since college I've always taken the attitude of just doing what I love, with the faith that it will eventually pay off. I've had my ups and downs over the years, but in many respects his advice has been true. The following are examples of things I am grateful for, that would never have happened had I ever given up. This is not a complete list, or in any specific order. It's just a few highlights of special things that have happened to me that I will always remember fondly.Keep Calm and Carry On2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tunnel Runner was a game for the Atari 2600. It had the unfortunate timing to come out right around the big video game crash of 1983, so sales of t
RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW AvailableJ. Scott Campbell's RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol. 1 & 2 NOW Available for purchase at http://www.jscottcampbellstore.com/RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW Available2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Volumes 1 and 2 of J. Scott Campbell's The Ruff Stuff sketchbooks! These uniquely created sketchbooks give you the look and feel of real pencil sketches in a spiral bound, 48 page sketchbook! These sketchbooks give you an inside look into the process of conception to reality of the J. Scott Campbell artwork you know and love!
Station X reactivated....kinda....http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-24648247Station X reactivated....kinda....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
OK, not really. They're turning part of the old facility into a cyberspace security and learning centre, to inspire the next generation of codebreakers.
Station X, AKA Bletchley Park, was the secret installation which housed the codebreaking unit who cracked Enigma in WW2, and was where the world's first programmable computer was built.
The site fell into disrepair after the war. With the Soviets a very real threat after 1945, Churchill ensured that Station X and its activities were kept under wraps, just in case a new war began in which they would be needed.
It wasn't until the 1970s that the public learned of Bletchley Park's wartime activities.
They're finally turning the place into a museum.
random ass feature 22!Hey all!random ass feature 22!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been somewhat busy lately, but of course since I work literally every day, I'll always be here!
And I thought it was high time for another random ass feature . . . because I randomly just got a lot of new Watchers. Here's your welcome gift guys!
The End of Path by Bathoriya Frodo by Sarahharas07
Stranded by JaiMcFerran :thumb363938807: Away from me by sara-hel
11 by Meizhenxu World In Our Hands by TobbiH
Vectus by Maxdamagetorture The Real World by Azdup Stones and Bones by D3vilusion
La musica del silencio by ElenaDudina Applibot- Legend of the Cryptids - Tethra by Miles-Johnston
Falling in Love Again by cemac Abandonment by BurakUlker Memento-Mori-by-cemac by cemac
Apognosis by kleanthis :thumb363728527:
so lucky by fooyth made out of stone by Lhianne :thumb33441102
death vigil coming this july :)aaand finally the official image comics july solicits are out and alongside many great comics... my li'l pile of undead necromantic fun!death vigil coming this july :)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
so if you wanted to get it, there it is, coming out in july, and i will keep you updated and well teased with upcoming issues material as by the time issue 1 hits...i'll be finishing issue 4 XD
and for those anxious about ravine issue 2 ron is wrapping ut his rewrite of it all finally and i am hoping that in a few days my next journall will be... F&/KYEAH WE SENT IT TO THE DAMN PRINT!
so stay tuned for that XD
Tutorial and Process Video UP !Tutorial here =Tutorial and Process Video UP !7 months ago in Personal More Like This
World Manga Academy is a new site to share and request tutorials.
Check them out !
To those who are interested to see how I paint stuffs, good news !
I have uploaded some videos to youtube, check it out !
Murphy Apprenticeship updateHey all!Murphy Apprenticeship update7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone that donated to the Kickstarter, thanks for being patient. We hit a few delays due to the loss of our dog, Red, and my broken collar bone/shoulder which delayed The Wake. But me, my wife, and my students are almost done making the final touches, and we hope to have digital and hardcover editions available soon.
I'm thrilled to say that 3 out of 5 of my students have landed work with major publishers--two with Marvel and one with Boom! Studios...and Cafe Racer isn't even out yet. I'd love to think that the Apprenticeship had a hand in their success, but the truth is that each artist got work based on the caliber of the talent they possessed long before I got my hands on them. I did what I could for them on my end, which included sharing all my editorial contacts, vouching for their professionalism with publishers, and advising with contracts where I could. When Cafe Racer is published, I plan on handing out copies to every editor I can while
The one and only good thing about hot weather.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR-7wxDqDdcThe one and only good thing about hot weather.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If anyone needs me, I shall be in my paddling pool with an ice lolly, waiting for the interminably hot weather currently plaguing my little island to pass.
(It's impossible to work on a Cintiq when you keep sweating on it)
Get your ass to Mars.Want a free ticket to Mars? Dutch company, Mars One, is accepting aplications from any and all would-be adventurers that are willing to be hurled at the red planet.Get your ass to Mars.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The catch? The ticket is one-way. Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort.
So, if you're bat-sh*t mental and want to take part in "Operation Space-Grave", contact Mars One. I and all the other sane people will wave you off and divvy up the Terran luxuries you'll no longer be using.
Sinister advertisingI actually trained in advertising prior to thinking "this is a terrible career choice" and going into the games industry, so I can almost always spot when I (or someone I know) is being played by marketing.Sinister advertising2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A relative got a message through the door over Christmas. It was an envelope containing what looked like a page torn out of a magazine. The recipient's name was hand-written on the page as part of a note, singing the praises of the product, how they had tried it, etc. The whole thing was a fake, a very, very clever one, perhaps obvious to the more media-savvy out there, but it caused said relative a bit of head-scratching.
A less obvious ad which has come to my attention is a viral video. It's a montage of CCTV footage that captures a number of people being nice to one another. Hugs, kisses, people helping one another. It'd be a great feel-good clip if it weren't for the fact it's a viral for Coke that plays on your emotions in an effort to peddle their sugar-laced-discharge: http:/
And the world sighs with relief.*whew*!And the world sighs with relief.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
GraysLast week when I said that I wouldn't be doing con sketches of copyrighted characters, I had no idea that the news would get the coverage that it did. But seeing as how I helped poke the hornet's nest--and having taken the time to read the opinions of readers and other artists--I feel like it would be helpful if I responded to help clarify what's been happening.Grays3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I think that what happened regarding this issue highlighted the BEST of our industry. I'm thrilled with the results, although I don't find Marvel's statement reassuring (more on that later). When we learned that Marvel was pursuing the $17,000 from Friedrich, we came together as concerned professionals and fans and managed to affect the situation. Even though we disagreed, at least we weighed out the options. And we even came together to set up funding to help out Friedrich. With the use of Twitter, blogging, and proper action from the media outlets, w
Shedding the Inner CriticWe have to treat ourselves better.Shedding the Inner Critic6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Will we ever find that ease we dream of - the one where we wake, every day,
a bright vessel brimful of inspiration? Anticipating the siren-call of the canvas, so
magnetic in a way. Brushes and paint are drawn to it. We don’t have to think.
This art makes itself. We are a conduit, a mother-father of pigment children.
Yes - I dream of such things.
There’s not a day when I don’t consider this. Art has weight, and it weighs on us.
Our arms grow heavy even as we contemplate the first line. Fear is a big part of it.
Fear that we’ll be found lacking – not by others, but by the inner bully-child.
Younger, bitter selves that stand at our shoulders muttering obscenities and abuse.
“That is utter shit,” he/she says. “You’re wasting everybody’s time. Who gives a
crap about you? What good is this? Why are you still doing this? The world burns,
and melts, and children are kill
Battleship (the movie)I didn't get to see Battleship in theaters, but I heard all the aftermath of it. The endless memes making fun of the fact they shoehorned in Aliens, the criticism that the aliens were just weird looking humans, the fact that it's based on a board game... I heard all of that before I saw the movie, and I anticipated that I was gonna hate it.Battleship (the movie)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But you know what? It's actually a lot of fun. The action is intense, the special effects are top notch, the acting isn't too corny or eye-rolling, and it pretty much delivers on everything that you'd expect a board game inspired movie would feature.
What I liked most was how the special effects were actually on display. It wasn't like Transformers where you can never tell what the eff is going on. While there are some odd camera zooms during the action, the action itself is always framed in such a way that you can tell what's going on at all times. I like action movies like that. I hate action movies that utilize shaky cams and rapid cutting to giv
MAKE YOUR OWN FREE FOODLIE! (UPDATED!!)UPDATE: YOU ARE NOW ALLOWED TO MAKE MORE THAN ONE FOODLIE!MAKE YOUR OWN FREE FOODLIE! (UPDATED!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*Same rules apply and I still need to approve them before they're officially yours.*
So for a limited-time only, you can make your own Foodlies!
This started here on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/dsTijCGbeu/
I would like for it to stay in Instagram, but knowing that most people probably don't have one...
you can put your Foodlie under the same tag/keyword here on dA, "myfoodliepls" (no spaces) and I'll take a look at it!
If it doesn't break any rules, I'll approve of it and it's all yours!
Also, once it's yours, don't forget to put it under the "Foodlie" tag!
*Please read the Foodlie Info sheet before making a Foodlie!*
- NO 2ND EVOLUTION FOODLIES! Just normal Foodlies for this please.
- ONE FOODLIE ONLY! (unless if you can make another one that'll knock my socks off!)
Beware The BatmanI caught the first episode of Beware the Batman.Beware The Batman1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What a pile of rancid, charm-free, cheap-looking, poorly written, spineless, generic pap.
To start with, I hate the character design. There's nothing memorable about anyone you see on screen, with the exception of Batman's strange cranial deformation. It looks like someone's been hitting him over the head with a mallet, which is entirely possible given that Alfred has turned into Cato, from The Pink Panther: randomly attacking his employer to keep him on his toes.
And then we have the villains. Batman has, arguably, the best Rogues Gallery in fiction. It's that which makes his stories so interesting, not the brooding. You'd think with the opening episode, they'd want to start strong, or at least hint at some major threat, lurking in the shadows.
Instead, they give us a man dressed as a pig and a frog-man that burps.
And what's with the f**king laser guns?! If any one franchise is ideal for carrying an anti-gun
DRM, Spammers, SYAC is BackXbox720's potential DRM?DRM, Spammers, SYAC is Back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Microsoft's lead creative director Adam Orth got angry over the backlash always online DRM has gotten lately (thanks in no small part to Sim City and Diablo III), and decided to take his frustrations to twitter. Orth made a plethora of sarcastic remarks, insulting people's place of residence, and mocking anyone not rich enough to always have an internet connection. By doing so, not only did he make himself look like an ass, he may have inadvertently revealed that the upcoming XBOX 720 may include always online DRM. Nice...
Since he's made his twitter account personal, you'll have to visit this http://www.screwattack.com/news/microsoft-lead-creative-director-uses-twitter-defend-rumored-always-xbox-720 to see a sampling of the remarks he made.
Speaking of "unprofessional," what's with the influx of spammers lately?
I know that DA has had long running problems with it, but I just got like 8 spams in a row on just one of my deviations.
Starting a Story From Fresh pt.1I promised, a while ago, that I would write a journal that addressed the writingStarting a Story From Fresh pt.15 months ago in Personal More Like This
and creative process as much as anything else - how I start, and even why.
What makes a memorable character?
What are the themes?
How much do you care about popularity - ie. is it a project you're doing for
yourself, or because you hope it will generate a huge, mainstream audience?
What age-range is it?
And as mentioned earlier - why is it important you do it?
But let's start with...
Where do you get you ideas?
Great ideas do not come fully-formed out of the ether. Even the ideas I've
had that were born of dreams, and dragged screaming from my subconscious
before I forgot them, were an accumulation of living experiences. In Metawhal
Alpha the setting is somewhere I lived as a boy. I know every inch of the
Clock Warehouse, the noises and smells of the place, as well as the referenced
folklore. The Pub in Death and the Myrmidon was indeed a local, and it does
have a well covered in glass that y
5 Unanswered QuestionsA few times a week I'll get questions in the form of “notes” on dA, emails, and private messages on Twitter, but I'm sorry to say that I don't normally find the time to answer them. But I've saved the most interesting ones in hopes I'd answer them during a slow work day. That day is today.5 Unanswered Questions4 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Most of these questions are paraphrased, or a mix of two different questions.)
1. You charge way too much for commissions (between $1000-$3000 for 11x17). How do you justify that?
I agree it's a lot of money. When I first started pricing commissions so high, it was for 2 reasons: I only had time for a handful a year, and having a commission list stressed me out. I priced them high so less people would ask. Commissions are nice, but I see it as a short term money game, whereas working on creator-owned properties is more lucrative over time when you think about prints, t shirts, licensing, etc.
The work I put into a 1k commission is the same I'd put into a Batman cover. And I sell B
DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?"What is FAN ART? Fan art is a statement saying: ' I LOVE YOU.' "DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like to DRAW & SELL art of characters that you don't own on DeviantArt, et al?
Know the IP laws and fan art laws. This is important to DA fan artists.