A New LevelAbout 14 years ago I started my comic career with Dreamwave. After that I moved onto Nelvana for a while and worked on two shows. During that I started with UDON where I still am. In 2011 I started to teach at Seneca College in Toronto.
Over the years you've heard me belly ache about my mixed feelings about what I work on and what type of rhetorical acrobatics I do to justifiy it to myself. For the most part it's to pay the bills and that it's just what I do until something else comes along. I never claim that anything I work on is representory of my moral beliefs or religion for that matter nor do I try to excuse myself under the guise of some self serving excuse, it just simply is my situation.
I'm happy for all the work I have and am doing and I do it as well as I possibly can. I am the sole provider for my family and I thank God for all the work that i do have and my thanks and appreciation manifests itself in my effort to try and do the best I can.
A sigh of relief came with teac
Cryamore Kickstarter PrepHey kids! Rob here!Cryamore Kickstarter Prep7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Things are building up and getting bigger for Cryamore, and we have been doing some analysis and studying of past and current Kickstarter projects, as well as reading tons and tons of analytical articles. We want to make it understandable that it is NOT our goal to amass a fortune "just to do it", we have a generous reason and we will have limits (to the best of our ability; we know we won't be able to control how much we're getting if it reaches past a certain point). We already have our margins set in place, but we will give an idea to you guys.
Currently, we're still doing everything out of our own pockets and time. Right now, we'll list the 'definites' that we'll need a lil' monetary support for:
Soundtrack and Sound Design: Aivi is a boss, you've heard what she's capable of. Surasshu will be doing the SFX design for the game, and he is a boss too. Both will be working together on some tracks as well; all in al
I HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.I discovered Kim Jung Gi during my years living in South Korea when I came across his first sketchbook in '09. It was a blue and red bible of non-stop art. it made me cry. SEEING him do what he does, however, makes me contemplating giving up art altogether, lol. T________T #SoGoodI HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
SIN ART CONTEST (Winners Announced!)SIN ART CONTEST (Winners Announced!)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, without further adieu I'm here to announce the winners! The judging process was painfully difficult, what with so many of you doing an amazing job and all that I actually had to ask some friends around on their opinion of the whole thing! Anywho, please contact me via Email or DA notes to receive your awards :]
Each entry is judged based on Technical Skill and Concept for a total score, congratulations to our winners! Also once more, I'd like to give a tremendous thank you to those who participated. :]
1st: Kevin Libranda
The guy behind Novus Karma manages to make my own characters look better than the way I draw them! Haha. Seriously though the color, composition, character (Enyo's face! <3) and just overall finesse of the thing is really impressive and a testament to his skills.
Cleaning My PlateTo whom this all concerns (you know who are you are):Cleaning My Plate9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Last week, I've stated that I will be dropping some commissions (not all) and will be refunding people for them (given if they'd want one). I will start sending emails out to all who will be affected by this. If you don't get an email today, then you're good to go. I'm working towards finishing yours. For those who do get one, PLEASE don't take that as thinking your "idea/character isn't good enough to keep in Rob's queue" or "being cheated out of getting art from Rob" or "Rob's too good enough for our commissions now that he's doing PRO work" (which is probably one of the most crude accusations one can make). I can assure you those are FAR from the reason why I have to make this decision.
Let me explain why I'm doing this.
Over the past year or so, commissions were my main avenue of getting bread on the table. Admittedly, taking them in has gotten out of hand. For one reason, I've been charging much too
EVANGELION 3.0 : You Can (NOT) Redo sneak peak!SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!EVANGELION 3.0 : You Can (NOT) Redo sneak peak!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
BANNED [Update]BANNED [Update]10 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you know of any Deviants that violate the rules, report them, and if necessary, send the info ~Kira-of-deviantART's way. I've seen them on every spammer account I've seen so far, even the ones that joined the very same day [it's not hard to catch spammers after they've spammed]. They've done a very good job at keeping dA as spam-free as possible, so if a Deviant needs banning, inform ~Kira-of-deviantART. They'll make short work of rule breakers.
I've gotten quite a few people banned lately.
Harassment - !QUICKSHOTN0SC0pEz
Harassment, "Trolling" - !quickshotn0sc0pez2
Harassment, "Trolling" - !ElectroHydroPyro [Recently released from suspension, newest]
Art Theft, Pornographic Content - !LeigoXXxx
Art Theft, Pornographic Content - !wolffathercloud
Pornographic Content - !SluttyDerpy [as well as their group #PureRULE34Art]
Pornographic Content - !Panty-pull
Underage - !GooBoiko
Underage - !Mllxdream
STUDIO WOLFSMOKE AND STUDIO MIR COLLABO!!!Top Chinese animation house, Studio Wolfsmoke ( Batman of Shanghai: Catwoman/ Kung Fu Cooking Girls), has teamed up with Top Korean animation studio, Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra, The Boondocks Season 4, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Season 2) to produce the 2d portions of this orgasmic promo for the online game Asura. Jesus.STUDIO WOLFSMOKE AND STUDIO MIR COLLABO!!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Step it up America!!! lol!!!!
Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELSDirected by John Kahrs, Disney has just posted the complete film online. Pretty much the greatest blending of 2D/CGI compositing i've ever seen. Brings back the feel of how powerful 2D is ( when it isn't being talked down next to CGI). Brilliant stuff!Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELS4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Making of PAPERMAN:
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 69 months ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
Why I Draw Women OftenI recently got a message, and I will slightly reword it so as not to cause profane friction, nor will I state who it came from, but it read like this: "Why is everything you post regarding a woman? I think it's very sexist when the only thing you can draw are breasts and buttocks like it's the only thing in the world."Why I Draw Women Often8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so by now, if you haven't been watching me for a good minute, you know that I really like to draw women, and I like portraying the female form, usually and often in a tasteful manner. I could hypothetically end that question there and just answer "I wasn't aware everything in my gallery was a woman or had breasts and a butt" and then post a picture or two of Rai Rivet... But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to explain my stance on drawing the female form and my adoration for it.
Disclaimer: None of these viewpoin
Goodbye BossSome of you may have heard this already but Dondi Bethea aka:icondmajorboss: who's my editor and writer for Sugarbits and a good friend has recently passed away. He was part of Snafu and and we will cherish his memory and contribution to our team.Goodbye Boss2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
We express our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....5 months ago in Personal More Like This
PE: Interview with `miontre:iconmiontre:PE: Interview with `miontre2 months ago in Interviews More Like This
Hello `miontre, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hello and Bonjour!
Let me first say that I am terrible at writing about myself!
I'm a hobbyist photographer - at the moment I'm really into Abstract and Surreal, but I like all types of photography. My other artistic interests are editing my photos, photomanipulation, graphic design, typography, web design, and 3D art. Some of those I don't do very often, but I find them all pretty interesting!
The only web design work I've been doing lately has been creating journal skins on deviantART - I've never had the opportunity to put my actual web designs online, and so skins are the best way I can do that at the moment!
How did you first get into creating Journal Skins?
I'd always been interested in creating Journal skins, and I'd known CSS for quite some time before joining dA, but I didn't have the patience to learn how to use
Steins Gate movie will premiere on April 20Here's more details and a trailer! Finally!Steins Gate movie will premiere on April 204 months ago in Personal More Like This
New community art siteOkay guys, I have a art site that I made up kinda like DA hoping it will be as big as this site.New community art site4 months ago in Personal More Like This
So please think of joining up or help advertise thanks http://myartshare.webs.com/
Merry Christmas :DMerry ChristmasMerry Christmas :D5 months ago in Personal More Like This
and damn you art thief D<
(this sounded kidna rytmic in my head...)
:iconKarLouiie: warned me today about this site: http://www.dramakoreaterbaru.com/:
read the details here:http://gardevoir1997.deviantart.com/journal/ART-THIEF-THIS-INCLUDES-EVERYONE-YES-YOU-TOO-344213947 you might find your own works posted there...
I don't mind if my works are posted to different websites especially with credit given ,but this site seems like a massive spam site with full of viruses and reposting more than 29 drawing is a bit too much...:/
as for me I've already contacted the website's owner to re-move my works I recommend everyone to check out this site just to make sure :/
hmm... other things... tomorrow is Christmas ,as for me ,it's an unlucky holiday I feel a little depressed at the moment too... but I hope everyone will have a lovely holidays Christmas,Hanuka,everything annnnd happy joyful New Year
Steins;Gate manga returns in Comic Blade magazineLong time since we've heard news, eh? Nothing yet about the movie, but there's still the manga to look forward to.Steins;Gate manga returns in Comic Blade magazine7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The official website for Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine has announced that Taishi Tsutsui's (Esprit, Fukashigi Philia) Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Sweets Honey spinoff manga will return to the magazine in a new manga titled Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Sweets Honey Final.
The new series will premiere in the magazine's January 2013 issue shipping on November 30.
The tone of the series is slapstick comedy compared to the more serious overtones of the anime, but even the anime had its great funny moments
Case Of Art Thief (C.O.A.T. 04)Greetings everyone,Case Of Art Thief (C.O.A.T. 04)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This person, :iconDuma55555: has stolen art from :iconDarkfinder:, :iconGarih: and :iconMeru-chan:
The stolen arts are
and the originals are
Do care to follow deviantART rules when taking care of the art thief. Make sure that the original artist has been informed of what pieces of art have been stolen from him/her so that he/she may report them himself/herself.
REMEMBER PEOPLE, REPORT WHILE USING THE SILENT NINJA TECHNIQUE. Which means:
- Go on the art thief's page
- And most of all, DON'T LEAVE A SINGLE MESSAGE TO THE ART THIEF, NOTHING! NADA! NIETE! ZERO! NO INSULT OR BASHING, NOTHING AT ALL!
So if I am to post a journal entry about a case of art thievery, you in return MUST NOT go and bash the art thief (as much as it is tempting.) Otherwise we become a group that encourages harassment and this is not what this group stands for . And
Has been a long time since the last tagI usually don't do the tag games because they take tooooooo much time butHas been a long time since the last tag7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Boring Sunday is boring.
1. You have to post these rules.
2. Each person has to post five things about themselves in their journal.
3. Answer the tagger's questions, then make 11 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. You have to tag 11 people and you have to post their icons in your journal.
5. You neeed to go to their page and notify them that you've tagged them.
6. Tag backs are a no-no >:[
7. You're tagged if you read this LOL is also a no-no. You have to tag them like the rules say
Five Things About Me:
1) I have the bad habit of getting obsessed about books/cartoons that are supposed to be for a kid's audience. (but i suppose everyone already knew it
no one said the 5 facts should be secrets right? right?)
2) Also they way I'm obsessed about them, as for all the other things i'm obsessed with, is scary in many
Yonkoma Page on TumblrI made a secondary blog linked to the previous one i had just for the yonkomas/art, because the old one started as an art-blog but now it's just a place where i cry and fangirl about my fandoms and i suppose it's annoying for the ones that followed me from dA ahahYonkoma Page on Tumblr7 months ago in Personal More Like This
also SmackJeeves is difficoult to use i'm too stupid
All sorts of NewsHello everyone~All sorts of News7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Again, work has eaten me so I have a pile of news to share, so, for those who care, I'll make it as quick of a read as possible.
• The store has a new look and a whole bunch of coming soon items that will be all available throughout this month; stickers, magnets, mirrors, more keychains and phonecharms, etc. I'll post another journal when all are available. Store link: http://store.greyismanga.com
• Today, I started writing in the 2nd arc and I finished the layout for it. It'll be 2 books again, chapters 16~30 and there will many characters appearing in this one ;D
• You can still pre-order Grey is... Vol2 and get all the free gifts with your package http://store.greyismanga.com/collections/45103-books (After the book is released, only the limited package will be available to order)
• Prepare yourself for a contest!
I have a personal blog that I write random things at; <a href="http://deejuusan.com">
I cost $476.00 a nightI found this thru :iconMyLittelRosy:I cost $476.00 a night7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Natural Hair Color:
[x] Brown - $10.00
[ ] Blonde - $7.50
[ ] Black - $1.50
[ ] Bald - $0.50
[ ] Other - $5.00
[ ] Brown - $5.00
[ ] Green - $10.00
[ ] Blue - $15.00
[x] Hazel - $7.50
[ ] Other - $1.50
[ ] Over 7′ - $20.00
[ ] 6′8″ to 7′ - $17.50
[ ] 6′0″ to 6′7″ - $15.00
[ ] 5′5″ to 5′11″ - $7.50
[ ] 5′4″ to 5′10″ - $8.50
[x] Under 5′4 - $9.50
[ ] 50 to 56 - $17.50
[ ] 46 to 50 - $15.00
[ ] 41 to 45 - $12.50
[ ] 31 to 40 - $10.00
[ ] 26 to 30 - $7.50
[x] 21 to 25 - $5.00
[ ] 19 to 20 - $2.50
[ ] 0 to 18 - $10.00
[ ] Twins or more than twins - $75.00
[x] First Born - $32.00
[ ] Only Child - $25.00
[ ] Second born - $15.00
[ ] Middle child - $10.00
[ ] Last Born - $10.00
[ ] third born - $55.00
[ ] fourth born - $30.00
[ ] fifth born - $40.00
[ ] sixth born -$21.50
[ ] I d