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?3 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
Dun been Tumblr'd.Hey everybody!Dun been Tumblr'd.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went and done and got myself a Tumblr account. http://endling.tumblr.com/
I plan on using it as a sketch deposit box, mostly, but I'd also like to use it to address art-related questions I get in my notes a lot, one of which being 'Do you have any tutorials?', to which I typically answered 'Noooo.. I do not know how for working to make tutorials' .. and I still don't know how to go about a good solid one, so I figured instead, I'll just put snippets of art ramblings up there, and if it helps anybody out, that'll be awesome. :]
Folks who've sent notes can still send them of course, if they'd like to know something specifically. Just hit me upside the head until I stop talking about how good mozzarella and tomato on french bread with the right dres-- ACK. There I go again. But yes, feel free to ask anything you'd personally like to know about the artstuffs. I can't promise I'll know how to respond but I'll sure as hell try!
..also! Regarding folks who send not
A list of all the materials I use-I'm sure alot of you already know this information. If so, pleaseA list of all the materials I use-4 years ago in Personal More Like This
disregard this journal. If this entry however is useful in any way, then I am glad.
-Any cheap mechanical pencil (preferably 0.5 mm).
-Steadtler or pink pearl eraser.
-Ballpoint pen (for concepts or doodling only)
-Sakura Micron 005, 01
-Prismacolor 005, 01, 03 (I only use 03 for bolding the outsides or for larger drawings)
-Copic Liner Pens 005, 01
-Prismacolor 05, 08, brush, chisel (I only use chisel if I want it to look messy or for borders)
-Pacon sketch book/sketch diary
-The usual Sai that everyone loves.
-Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet
And of course... Music and snacks. Everyone knows that though.
Sometime around Christmas FeatureCould be Christmas for y'all already? If so, Merry ChristmasSometime around Christmas Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
happy holidays for people who aren't Christian
Anyway, this SHOULD take care of featuring everyone, if I fail please tell me
Colourful Me by TanyaShatseva
Le Jardin de Adalaine - O by sophiaazhou Let Me Kiss You by dedicahmad N. by keinziel They by SofiaLupul
My Boy by 1pen
DSC0107 by GianPaoloGalasi When I wake you fade into shadow by TheDewdropFairy
Welcome to Photomanipulation Month!Greetings!Welcome to Photomanipulation Month!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, you read that right: Photomanip MONTH!
When I first came on board as the Community Volunteer for Photomanipulation, I wanted to have a photomanipulation workshop month, or a "boot camp," to help our community members hone their skills and to help people from outside the community learn more about what we do. Kaz-D had the brilliant idea of turning it into a Photomanipulation Month with Project Educate! So, here we are!
This month will be filled with contests and challenges, games and activities, and lots of chances to win fabulous prizes! We hope everyone will learn something along the way as well.
About this month
We see this month as an opportunity for all of us to share what we know and build a stronger community. We had originally conceived of this month as "Advanced Photomanipulation Month," but we figured that might be exclusive to a great portion of our community.
Spam Spam Spam SpamWaaaaaay too many of those irksome advertising links have been cropping up amid the comments on my work.Spam Spam Spam Spam3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is there nothing DA can do about them?
"I don't like spam!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_eYSuPKP3Y&featurelayer_detailpage#t=11s
(In my mind, people posting spam are now dressed like Vikings)
random ass feature 10!This is the real final one for this year. I was going to do New Years sort of works, but in the end well I don't want to. Enjoy these wonderful works and go visit the artists' galleries too!random ass feature 10!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cloud Strife -Advent Children ver.- by Sandman-AC Mountain Side by DamianKane :thumb345060661:
The Final Day by EternaLegend Torment and Fugue : Salvage by sketchypages
A rabbit's daydream:Lolita by noah-kh The Family of Clowns by Elena-Ciolacu Sudak_Carnivalis by sabercore23ArtStudio
Fisheye Placebo: Cypherpunks by yuumei Raega Opulus by conzpiracy
Dark Queen by LevanaTempest JACK STRIFY - BLACK PLUMAGE AND PASSION by ashellkova New Year's Resolutions by Phatpuppyart-Studios
Not fade away... by alter-eye Alchemist killer by Scotty7 Manifestation by AloneintheDark68
TRAUM by monochrome-21
Little Angel Of Love by EstherPuche-Art A lady by levifreelife
I luv Fish by TheLeafCloverz Merry XMAS 2012 by LeorenArt :thumb34
Win 3 month premium membership! The winner is...Win 3 month premium membership! The winner is...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my dear watchers/visitors,
This year on dA has been great for me, and I want to thank to everyone for the support. You guys are true sweethearts.
Christmas is in two weeks, and I decided to give someone a premium membership.
But before I announce the rules, I just want to give a little feedback to these super talented people who were already given premium memberships by me:
Please, visit their pages, and show some love - they deserve it.
the prize: 3 month premium membership
You have to fav this journal entry in odrer to participate. That way I will be able to cl
random ass feature 13!I was about to make a Friday the 13th joke and realized it's not Friday anymore, and it wasn't the 13th anyway >random ass feature 13!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'As a kid, I always idolised those crazy characters in movies that worked in a chaotic environment, filled with papers and books. You know the ones? They were always looking for a specific item amid their hoard of stuff, and they'd tear the place apart in search of it.Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just realised: I've become one of those characters.....and that sh*t's not nearly as much fun as it looked on screen when I was 8.
WHERE THE F**K DID I PUT THAT FILE??!!
BatmathI enjoyed the Nolanverse Batman films a lot, but I've just run the numbers:Batmath2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bruce trained for 7 years (Alfred mentions his absence in Batman Begins) and he sulked for 8 years between Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. Between that, and including the short time in Dark Knight Rises in which he wore the cowl, Nolanverse Bruce was only Batman for about a year, tops (Joker's line "Let's rewind a year" tells us this).
One. F**king. Year.
"Caped Crusader" the Nolanverse Batman is not.
He is "Bat Temp".
Fandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals On FandomsFandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like most people, I'm a fan of a lot of things. However I don't often wade deep into fandoms themselves. For example, I like MLP:FiM, but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Brony by any stretch of the imagination, as is evident by my continued botches of cutie mark colors (something no hardcore fan would EVER screw up).
Part of the reason I don't delve too far into fandoms is because fans can get very... emotional... about their given fandom. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes be a crutch. I like a variety of series, but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum because of an episode name, or an animation mistake, like some people do. I don't like how angry or defensive fandoms can get sometimes, and for the most part I think people need to just calm down and relax and not be so standoffish.
Fans are, for the most part, good people who are just enthusiastic about a show or series. Just try to keep that enthusiasm from dipping into the negative side of thing
Small UpdateI've been gone from the internet for almost 2 1/2 months now, and chances are I won't be coming back for quite a while longer. Nevertheless I just wanted to give a quick update and thank all my fans who have been so supportive of me these past few weeks/months.Small Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been amazed at the number of genuine well wishes that I've received. I think the vast majority of my fans genuinely do enjoy my doodles and cartoons and that the well organized and extremely vocal "haters" of me and my work make up a very very VERY small percentage of my watchers. There have been some absolutely wonderful comments and messages being sent my way, and several of you have even sent me links to advice sites or inspirational posts. I truly do appreciate it. Thank you so very much.
I don't say Thank You enough, I think. Because of my fans I've been able to do some amazing things and I owe you guys a lot. Because of you'all, I've been able to visit another country and make friends from all over the world, somethin
The legends were true?!Geek culture has many myths and legends, ranging from fabled disks and cassettes containing unreleased sequels of beloved games to Easter Eggs found only within the code of early versions of certain titles.The legends were true?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The most well known of these legends, the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, The Excalibur of Geek mythology, is that of the lost E.T. Cartridges – arguably the worst video game in history - buried somewhere in the New Mexico desert.
Now, they’ve been hiding unwanted stuff out in the deserts of America as far back as 1923. When filming finished on Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, they worked out it’d be cheaper to just bury the set than dismantle it. This lent the E.T. Cart legend a little credibility, but even I was skeptical of anything ever being found….
….my word, Indy! My word!
X-Botch OneAfter recent polls that said sh*tloads (an actual unit of measurement) of people were going to by a PS4 and only the mums of M$ employees were going to buy the VCR shaped Xbox One, Microsoft crapped itself and ditched its plans to charge for use of second-hand games and the requirement for the machine to be kept online, beyond an initial, one-time system set-up.X-Botch One3 years ago in Personal More Like This
M$ are, naturally, trying to pat themselves on the back for this U-Turn, and some people are actually praising them for "listening to consumers".
No. Just, no.
You don't get to pat yourself on the back for having so much money that you can buy your way out of a complete and utter cluster-f**k. You only get to do that when you use common f**king sense and get it right first time. You spend enough bloody money it! There's no excuse!
I'm still at a loss as to which console I want to invest in. It's going to be one or the other
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 Paradox3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good Grief.I wish satire/sarcasm wasn't so easily missed on the internet. It's really discouraging to create something that obviously is meant to be taken as a joke, only to see hundreds of people respond to it like it's "serious business."Good Grief.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back? Not quite...About my breakBack? Not quite...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Despite the increase in activity from me here on DA recently, I'm not entirely "back" in the normal sense of the word. I'm kinda just tip-toeing the waters to see if things have calmed a bit. I'm still trying to get through my issues, with mixed success, and a two month leave of absence isn't going to undo years of stress buildup and stubbornness. But I'm working on it, slowly but surely. You might see some new work here or there, but I don't think I'm ready yet to jump back into doing any of my longer narratives.
In fact, judging by my recent comic's reception, I probably am not ready for a full fledged return just yet...
Kotaku Sunday Comics WIN!
Before I get to the heart of the matter, I would like to thank everyone who voted for brentalfloss over on Kotaku. Kotaku has a weekly feature called "Sunday Comics" where they showcase strips from various game-related web comics and brentalfloss the Comic was up for nomination of being included in the lin
SYACRemember a while back I said there was something I was gonna announce about SYAC? Well here we go! I'm coming back to do more SYAC's soon. All of it too, the NSYAC and the old SYAC stuff.SYAC3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're working right now on categorizing everything in the archives, so you can browse just the stuff you want to look at and not have it be this clusterf**k of everything hodgepodged together. We should have something ready for viewing within the next few days.
What I am going to do differently this time around is not conform to a set release schedule. I'm gonna make the comics as I feel like it and as the jokes come to me. Hopefully, without the pressure of a constant release schedule I can work more on refining the artwork and making sure nothing is rushed out.
Having said that... please keep in mind this is still a series of silly low-brow cartoon strips so... don't be expecting DaVinci level art here or anything. SYAC has never been a series where the art was meant to look like a DC comic book, an
Tomb RaidedCompleted Tomb Raider. It does become slightly more player-friendly as it progresses, but it's too little too late. I really do think this title is made up of EVERYTHING that is wrong with games at the moment: it rides on an old title that it really has nothing to do with, it leads you round by the nose, it relies on dull collectable items for longevity, it thinks "maturity" means everything must be caked in gore, it's wracked through with quick-time-events and it ignores that ALL of these points have been failings of a zillion other titles over the last 10 years, leaving the developers no reason other that sheer lack of talent, imagination or common sense for their inclusion!!Tomb Raided3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Where's my pen? I'm "How To Playing" this bitch.....Might even "Zorro Perforation" it......
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published
but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders. preorders are crucial for independent books as they define the print runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my far more experienced friends told me to do....
death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries US comics.
you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here
now, for some frequently asked questions
what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be
Rockstar do it again......regrettably.Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare was fun. Lots of fun. It was also, obviously, a total fluke, because the main Red Dead game was irritating, LA Noir felt dull and empty, GTA 4 was a chore to play and now GTA 5 is loaded with even more trademark Rockstar rage-quit-inducing pleasantries.Rockstar do it again......regrettably.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With that track record, you'd think a person of (at least) average intelligence, like me, would have steered clear of the game.
I did not.
Lets see what I've done in San Andreas today: I've not shot any Elk because of the insta-death mountain lions, I've driven off a foot high cliff and exploded in a manner that would suggest the chassis of crappy rust bucket I was driving had been crafted from uranium, I've been knocked over in the road and then continuously mown down by other vehicles until dead, I've watched the player-character casually start walking around a vehicle to enter it despite the urgency implied by both my hammering of the control pad and the sh*tloa