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
Stolen Art worksThank you to all of you for informing me about Hidden Supplies, it seems that they have taken one of my images along with many other fanart from different artist and was selling it online as well as at conventions.Stolen Art works2 years ago in Personal More Like This
link to their print shop
At first I was really mad and pissed, but then I learned that they apparent gotten permission from some artist to sell their works there. I can't speak for the other artist that had their works sold by them as some clam that they did g
Pixel Art Features - August 2013This is a monthly pixel art feature that I used to do when I was a pixel art CV before. The idea behind this is to feature some of the awesome pixel art that has been created by deviantART users.Pixel Art Features - August 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Awesome pixel art from August 2013.
These are just few of the beautiful pixel art deviations that were created and posted this month. If you think that you have found something awesome for September then be sure to let me know.
ADOPTABLES OPEN NOWAhora si! ya les llegue yo con esto ='D skdfjksdhfjkADOPTABLES OPEN NOW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
mis adoptables están listos para tener una mama o un papa nuevo!
pero antes que nada quiero darles el aviso de QUE SI NO ENCUENTRO A ALGUIEN PARA MIS ADOPTABLES, NO LOS DARÉ EN ADOPCIÓN! pero es muy improbable que no suceda eso.
Llevo programando esto desde febrero, pero en mayo lo cancele, ahora en finales de julio lo eh vuelto abrir con la esperanza de ayar un dueño para cada uno de los dos OC.
Bueno ahora si comencemos!
QUIENES SON LOS ADOPTABLES?
A continuación verán las fichas técnicas de cada uno de los adoptables!
deberán leer su historia, ficha técnica y sobre todo el ultimo párrafo ya que tiene mucho que ver con las reglas de adopción.
QUE PASA SI QUIERO ADOPTAR UNO PERO DESEO CAMBIAR ALGO DE SU HISTORIA?
Bueno, cuando ustedes adopten a uno de estos dos OC no pueden cambiar nada de lo que esta escrito, pero si pueden añadir mas cosas!
My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaw The Hobbit last night. It was very good... if a bit long. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing all the little details interconnecting The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and all that, but for the average watcher... eh... it kinda dragged. I overheard several people saying they fell asleep during the film, and I noticed more than once a number of people fidgeting and looking at their watches. Still, it's a damn fine movie and It's a shame we have to wait so long for the next two films.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having The Hobbit being written during the beginning of Lord of the Rings is pretty smart. You could effectively watch the 3 Hobbit movies and then immediately move right into the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. Kudos to Jackson for that, it'll be great to marathon run the two trilogies back to back.
This movie was, like the book, much lighter and funnier than The Lord of the Rings and I was surprised at how much from the books they actually kept. They
PRIEST LIGHTNIN!Brentalfloss contacted me early this week wanting to collaborate on a video about the new Pope. Our goal was to finish most of the art by the end of the week and just add in the Pope's face later when we finally found out who he was so that we could time the video with his election. As anyone who's probably seen CGP Grey's video about "how to elect a pope" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8I_r9XT7A , knows that it can sometimes take a very long time. So I was planning to work on this project rather leisurely in-between other projects like brentalfloss the comic.PRIEST LIGHTNIN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then I woke up Wednesday afternoon to a txt from brent indicating that they had just elected Pope Francis.
We both immediately leapt into action. Brent worked on finishing the song and starting to edit the video, while I worked on churning out the artwork as fast as humanly possible. I literally worked for 30 hours straight without sleep trying to get the various illustrations finished in time. Every time I finished a dr
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,
Monster Artist JobMadefire and the good guys at Realm-of-Fantasy are offering an opportunity to get paid work alongside some of the greatest names in the imaginative arts industry - Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Bolland, Mike Carey, and more.Monster Artist Job3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Madefire (www.madefire.com) are looking for a horror illustrator for a story that will go live on our 5 star rated app at Hallowe'en. The creature in the story is a Metawhal Alpha (as seen here - http://liamsharp.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=120#/d1je15a)
Please DON'T send me direct messages on DA. Simply post a link to your work below, and immediately go and check out our website and/or app to get a feel for what we're creating. You can also contact us at: email@example.com
We won't be replying to everybody so would appreciate it if you didn't chase us up. If you're the lucky chosen artist WE'LL be contacting YOU. However, even if we don't contact you this time it doesn't mean we don't love your work, and you may well find yourself being contacted fo
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE..."One of the things people say to me ' Can you do it? You know, i don't really have a budget, It won't take you too long, right, you can just whip it out, right? NO. For me, in order to do that drawing, even if it takes me 10 minutes to do, the reality is it's taken me FORTY YEARS and 10 MINUTES TO DO, because of all of my EXPERIENCE, and that's what's so important to understand that this is YOUR energy and this is YOUR time... These people who are asking you to do this stuff for free, you think they're getting paid? OF COURSE they're getting paid. This happens and this why people do this. This is why there's so many STARVING ARTISTS out there."TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist tips on styleArtist tips on style3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on the image to view a 10 minute video about how to develop your own unique style.
If you like it, let me know in the comments or share it with your friends.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
The BOONDOCKS OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILERMark your calendars.The BOONDOCKS OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
April 21st. only on Adult Swim
Stupid Spider.I hate spiders. I really hate them. So much so that I have a kill-on-sight policy regarding them.Stupid Spider.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't even have that for wasps, and they're real bastards.
I think it's because spiders actively try to invade your personal space.
At least, that's what I always assumed they were doing.
After seeing this, it's hard for me to maintain my view that they're 8-legged masterminds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLw-9dpHtcU
grupos y cuentas falsasHola y buenos días o tardes a todos!grupos y cuentas falsas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bueno el dia de hoy vengo a informarles a todos de cuantas que se están creando en FACEBOOK FALSAS de mi y de mi arte, muchas personas crean grupos en facebook o perfiles falsos con el nombre de mi personaje CHRYSTAL THE HEDGEHOG o CHRYSTAL COORPEROSN.
Hago esto con el FIN DE INFORMARLES A TODOS QUE NINGUNA DE ESAS CUENTAS ME PERTENECE Tengo cuenta en FACEBOOK pero no tiene el nombre de ninguno de mis OC, solo mis amigos mas allegados conocen mi verdadero face, que incluso asi lo cree con datos falsos sobre mi ya que no quiero que nadie me encuentre ni de chiste.
TAMPOCO MI CUENTA EN TWITTER TIENE EL NOMBRE DE MIS OC ninguna cuanta que yo halla creado en otras redes u pag tiene nombre de mis OC asi que si ustedes encuentran una cuenta en fabook,twitter,tumbler o cualquier red social con el nombre de CHRYSTAL COOPERSON O CHRYSTAL o diga que ella es la creadora de chrystal ES MENTIRA!
HOW TO GET PUBLISHEDThis is an old piece I wrote and posted a while ago, but just recently people have been asking what my experiences were with regard to publishing and getting published - so here it is again, with a few new notes added about dA and Madefire!HOW TO GET PUBLISHED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very honest view based on 27 years experience as a writer, artist and publisher. The point here is to try to HELP you go into the business enlightened and with open-eyes, knowing what to expect. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PUT YOU OFF! However, you should know that getting into comics is NOT easy - as too many people frequently imagine - and neither is it a glamorous 'rock-star' existence. It is hard work, as are all trades, and it should be treated as such. I see too many people despondent and badly hurt by their experience, and this can be avoided if you know what you are getting into right from the outset.
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you w
Russian politics: the art of flimsy excuses.On the whole, believe there’s a difference between the people that run a country and the rest of the people who live within its borders. Politicians, regardless of where in the world they hail from, are generally bullies. You have to be a special kind of egomanic, self-serving prick to claw your way into a position where you have the power to put other people in harm’s way to benefit your own agenda. The only difference geography seems to bring is a level of subtlety. British politicians are slimy and insidious, American politicians rely on drama and theatre, and as we’ve seen over the last couple of days: Russian politicians are obsessed with proving they carry the biggest stick, at the expense of everything else.Russian politics: the art of flimsy excuses.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Of course, in order to prove you have a big stick, you have to actually use it. That’s quite difficult in this day and age. A couple of hundred years ago, a master of a people could just point to a spot on the map, say “Want!” and his army
Why You're Wrong about a Female 12th DoctorREAD THE ARTICLE HERE: http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/why-youre-wrong-about-a-female-12th-doctor-50442.htmWhy You're Wrong about a Female 12th Doctor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Writer for brentalfloss comics Dan Roth wrote a very interesting article about why having a female Doctor wouldn't be the end of the world and might actually help give new life to the Doctor Who franchise. Discouragingly, the vast majority of Doctor Who fans out there are dead-set against it.
According to an official poll http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/matt-smiths-departure-your-reaction-50404.htm 87% of fans would prefer a male Doctor over a female one, and comments made by fans on the polls and in Dan's article are rather disappointing.
I'm not here to try and debate it, because I frankly don't care what they do. My Doctor will always be David Tennant. But just because I like him doesn't mean I want to impose my likes on anyone else, and it certainly shouldn't stop the creators from taking a risk that might shake things up and get more fans.
Obviously they won't have a female Doctor
Disney closes LucasArtsF**k you, Disney. F**k you.Disney closes LucasArts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are not angered by this news, you're obviously a very young gamer and probably (rightly) see LucasArts as nothing more than a mediocre-Star-Wars-title-discharging-sewer-pipe.
Disney bought LucasFilm because of the Star Wars cash-cow, but the number of classic IPs produced by LucasArts throughout the 90s makes the descision to close it rather than attempt to return to the studio to its glory days pretty staggering.
I actually see way more potential in LucasArts IPs than Star Wars.....but then, so would anyone with even the most stunted of creative minds.
Disney obviously still own all the properties, but the LucasArts brand is gone, and it's the end of an era, even if they start picking at the corpse for ideas to ruin.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Secret of Monkey Island, anyone?
AFKGeeze... I go away for a week and so much happens! Sorry this will be another long journal, but you can skip through to stuff you wanna read if you like.AFK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you haven't heard by now a bridge in Washington collapsed. No one was hurt, thankfully. As someone who remembers the tragedy of the Minnesota I-35 collapse, it makes me very happy that no one died. Glad everyone is safe and here's hoping maybe we'll start looking into how bad our bridges actually are and... I dunno... fixing them?
Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One to boos and hisses. I can't say I blame them. Every piece of information about the console makes me cringe in the worse possible ways. The sad thing is, despite how epically awful it is... it's still going to sell phenomenally because it's got Halo and Microsoft's deep pockets to back it up.
Star Trek: Into Darkness
I enjoyed the hell out of it. It's a fun movie. The actors all are getting into their characters and roles quite ni
Strange and exotic foods.The USA is the loudest nation on Earth. Its culture is presented to the rest of the planet in all forms of media, and has been for the decades that I've been parked in front of the TV. Kids in remote corners of the world grow up watching Sesame Street. I did, and as a result say "Zee" instead of "Zed", which pissed off my English teacher something fierce.Strange and exotic foods.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those that take my jibes, barbs and sarcasm too seriously: I have no problem with that kind of cultural permeation. Far from it. I find it rather fascinating.
It has however led to a few "WTF?" moments. Questions as to what those crazy Yanks are talking about, as there is nothing comparable elsewhere. They're never in regards to anything major. Just little cultural quirks that have never escaped beyond the borders and, as such, are seen by outsiders as a total f**king mystery.
Things like "S'mores".
"S'more" is a word I've heard and read since the 80s.
"Let's make S'mores"
"Can we have S'mores?"
What the hell are you people talkin
Feature - From Mar.10 - Mar.17I'm getting frustrated cause i can't deliver properly the concepts that i envision.Feature - From Mar.10 - Mar.172 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of this week, enjoy.
- Mystic Mind - by SandyLynx So Close Yet So Far by Nijuuni :thumb359529843: Chaotic Universe by Murilo-Araujo The Golden Temple by presidentindia Naughty or Nice by DesignbyKatt Spring Arrival by mi-eterna-primavera I love my plushie by RavenMontoya Echoes by reality-must-die Your path by t1na ~ Broken ~ by LevanaTempest James Hetfield by SavanasArt Red Sorceress by zummerfish La criatura by Dibujante-nocturno Exile 2 by vanesagarkova Melancholia by MaliciaRoseNoire Reminiscent by MirellaSantana Drawing of a girl with butterfly by Dry Brush by Drawing-Portraits Whispering Lights by RazielMB In The End by EnchantedWhispersArt Rebirth by J-u-d-a-s Upcoming Spring by Lhianne golden fish by thezork Covert by soon38 The Baleful Allegiance by 3mmI Coal Into Diamonds by AbbeyMarie D A N C E by Lub-Ad Go!!!... If You Could by shiny-shadows-Art Absolute by ChristabelleLAmort
Snow Day.Yaaaaay! Snow day! Snow day! I don't have to go to w.....Snow Day.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*works from home*
Video Interview with Pixar's Louis GonzalesVideo Interview with Pixar's Louis Gonzales3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY DEVIANTART STORYIt's been almost eight years since I came across deviantART.MY DEVIANTART STORY9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I was looking for a good gallery site, somewhere I could put my work and share it with fans,
new clients, anybody who might be interested.
I'd found sites that supported art, journals, and all the prerequisite needs, but something
The fact is those template sites are dead space. What they lack is community.
That really is the linchpin: When you join dA you join a movement, a community, a city,
a temple erected to art!
And with that comes responsibility - a ready and eager audience, and all the tools you need
to grow personally, artistically and professionally in a marketplace now teaming with
aggressive, hungry life!
Here's my very first deviation from December 29th 2006 - it's a cover for the series I was
drawing for DC's Vertigo imprint, 'Testament' co-created by myself and Douglas Rushkoff.
(incidentally you can read all four volumes on the Made