Madefire Motion Book Day Oct 2, 2014Madefire Motion Book Day 1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Browse Motion Books™
Motion Book Day
Welcome to the first in a series of spotlights on the Madefire publishing tools. For those of you have haven’t heard of Madefire—watch this short video.
Publishing here on DeviantART is now a reality. While the app was created with comics in mind the DeviantArt community have started to use it in all manner of wonderful ways it wasn’t designed for, with some awesome results.
Here is a small selection of material produced by the community that shows a variety of ways you can publish your work. From comics to short prose stories and poems. Yep, you heard right. Poems, too.
Featured Motion Books™
Captain Stone Is MissingCaptain Stone Is Missing10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Captain Stone THE NEW BREED OF SUPERHERO? OR THE LAST ONE (POSSIBLY) STILL ALIVE?
CAPTAIN STONE IS MISSING
A Madefire motion book by Christina McCormack & Liam Sharp
Without going into all the wonderful enhancements (not only frame motion and dramatic juxtapositions, but also musical scoring and sound and flash effects) possible with the Madefire motion books process, it should be emphasized lest one get lost in all the bells and whistles that the actual
Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!This is a revolution.Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fans, creators and publishers in the same space. Here you'll be able to learn how to build your own Motion Books using the tool that Madefire developed for storytellers. You'll be able to upload assets, manipulate them, and publish to the dA community.
deviantART is the biggest creator environment on earth and we want you to be part of this next step, to feedback to us and help evolve this new medium.
Read the books in the new Motion Books category, then follow this group for updates and early access!
Please see the latest journal for updates! http://motionbooktool.deviantart.com/journal/Thank-you-420282891
MonoMono10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
MONO: The Return of the Man–Ape
MONO Ep05 PG10 Color by BenWolstenholme
To the Future of Comics Storytelling
A free Madefire motion book created by Ben Wolstenholme & Liam Sharp
Without going into all the wonderful enhancements (not only frame motion and dramatic juxtapositions, but also musical scoring and sound and flash effects) possible with the Madefire motion books process, it should be emphasized, lest on
Madefire - The future of storytellingMadefire - The future of storytelling3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I Got Angry! Pt.3I'm not an angry guy. I'm very mild-mannered. But there's SO MUCH I wish I had known up front, before I got into comics. There are rudimentaries that I'm kind of angry nobody clearly pointed out before I got in too deep.I Got Angry! Pt.31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Nobody tells you that in the mainstream, as an artist, you'll almost certainly be drawing stuff you're NOT prepared for, and don't really have any desire to do or passion for.
Are you hearing this? It's REALLY a big one:
You'll almost certainly be drawing stuff you're NOT prepared for, and don't really have any desire to do or passion for.
What does that mean? What are you saying Sharpie? How can that be right?
Well - and this is from experience - you won't generally get to draw or write the book you're most suited to.
Classic example: I've been trying to get a Conan gig my whole career - a book I'm so clearly suited to it's unreal, and pretty much every artist I know has said as much! - and yet, even after all this time (27 years
Why I Dislike UsUkRecently I've been having a long discussion with two Hetalia fans I know on the topic of UsUk; why we generally don't like that shipping, and why it doesn't work. We took into account that, while there are UsUk fan fictions that worked, usually they're not set in the cannon universe. We felt that the UsUk fan fictions that try to pair up England and America, following the cannon of Hetalia, end up ruining what made England's and America's relationship... well special.Why I Dislike UsUk1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's this reasoning that made me think back to all the Journal reads, essays and editorials many of the Anti UsUk fans write about why they hate the pairing. They usually mention about the pairing being incest, pedophilia and/or not cannon. While all of those might be true, I think there's more reasoning to why UsUk usually never works. It isn't to say those shouldn't be mentioned, because they should be, and I will mention t
.and i have seen deer necks, limp.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
their bodies cold as death,
hooves made of glass, hooves shattered,
arrows piercing hind legs
running sweat and crimson, i have walked
a path of deadwood, paths of black trees
moss and bark, i have felt their spines beneath
my feet, felt suicides of leaves
unfolding, still asleep -
i have seen eleven chestnut horses
flailing in the sea, frothing at the mouth
and drowning, found themselves
and tired -
goddess leant over my bed and she said
i know you, i know you from somewhere
don't i? you've still got those paper lanterns drifting
in the black skies of your eyes, you lay and pray
my girl, you lay and pray -
the hinges of the moon, they rust,
don't open up to you, cos something dark
it grows inside, will gnaw its way right
your silver skin -
and now i sit arms out and upturned,
braid the light with my split lip, and no i do not
want to talk about the overbite, the mark, i know
i smell of sterile -
he said look at all these inse
Evolution of ArtEvolution of Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Gift of Madefire
Foreword by techgnotic
depthRADIUS is pleased and proud to present Liam Sharp as a guest writer and welcome his editorial prowess as our newest contributing writer. Liam is legendary as the sci–fi comic book artist, writer and publisher enfant terrible of Britain, his career having begun with 2000 AD magazine. He went on as artist, scripter and short story writer for publications such Heavy Metal and Vampirella. He started his own publishing company, Mam Tor, to self–publish Sharpenings: the Art of Liam Sharp
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.11 year 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
Follow-Up on the Motion Book ToolIn February, we released Madefire's Motion Book Tool to an initial set of deviants, marking the beginning of the Tool's release on deviantART. We've since seen deviants create a variety of detailed and impressive Motion Books, and are pleased with the artistic diversity that deviants are bringing to the Motion Book Tool.Follow-Up on the Motion Book Tool2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Check our the amazing examples below to see some of the great work deviants have produced with the tool:
As we continue to gradually release the Tool to the deviantART community, we want to ensure that the experience of creating and submitting Motion Books is streamlined and efficient from start to finish.
For deviants who already have access to the Motion Book Tool, we'd appreciate a few minutes of your time to answer the following questions. Your feedback will be used to aid development and testing. Aga
Dear Hetalians...WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?! I'M NOT CRYING.Dear Hetalians...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SCREW IT, I'M BAWLING RIGHT NOW. I NEED A HUG.
Hook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your StoryHook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your StoryHook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your Story2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You have the story idea, a brief outline (or not), and enough motivation and/or preparation to place your fingers on the keyboard and think, Let's begin. But how does one, in fact, begin a story? How do you select the perfect scene to situate your reader without putting him to sleep? It's easy to become overwhelmed by the sea of possible beginnings before having typed a single word. This article provides a list of different ways to begin a story, long or short, pointing out their respective advantages and disadvantages. The right beginning can give you just the push you need to send you flying into the world of your characters.
A prologue is a scene or chapter that pertains to the story without featuring your protagonist at the present time. It might show your hero as a child; it might show your antagonist plotting to take over the world; it might show a
How To Use The Motion Book ToolA versatile powerhouse of a creation device, Madefire’s Motion Book Tool can be used to make an variety of digital creations, ranging from simple print-style books to complex, dynamic Motion Books that leap off the screen.How To Use The Motion Book Tool1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Simple: The Page-by-Page Experience
Creating comics, graphic novels, or other works in a classic page-by-page format is a simple, three-step process with the Motion Book Tool.
Step 1: Open the Motion Book Tool
Step 2: Click "Upload Assets" and upload your created pages
Step 3: Create a new project, and put your pages in the project in order
Step 4: Upload to deviantART!
Professional: Storytelling in Motion
At its full capacity, the Motion Book Tool is designed with the professional in mind: powerful enough to handle whatever your imagination can create. Because it’s professional-grade software, the Tool can be advanc
Preliminary Round 1Preliminary Round 12 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright, boys and girls and digimon alike, sorry for the glitchy screen and everything, but it's time for the preliminary rounds for the tournament, which is hosted over on that island across the water.
Except, it's not just going to be that simple. As you see, the landscape and many other things are a bit glitchy...
This is...partly my fault. Thank you, everyone who helped recover my swords. They contained much of the data that completes my form, but at the moment, I'm still incomplete. I have, however, found out how to fix things up...
CONTESTANTS, HERE ARE YOUR TASKS:
The route to File Island can be taken by water or by air. You may team up, and enlist other nearby digimon to help. You must make it to the island in order to move forward in the rounds.
However, the terrain is glitchy. Patches of water may beco
HomestuckOh god.Homestuck3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I said i wouldn't
but I have.
1 c4nt st0p
I got angry! Pt.2As I said - I got angry. Frustrated. And I see it a lot. How DO you get your work out there? How do you get seen?I got angry! Pt.21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you want to ask yourself first. There is such a vast array of genre and sub-genre, technique, approach, and so on, that it's important to be clear where you want to go with your work at the outset – and you have to be REALLY honest and tough on yourself.
Do you want to draw:
If you're into the capes and tights and you want to go mainstream you're going to have to want it incredibly badly, as the competition is the most extreme I've ever known it right now. There seems to be more titles than ever - and with the digital revolution more people are capable of producing sleek, mainstream quality art - but right across the
PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You really want to, you've worked hard to develop the skills you have and you enjoy every minute of doing what you love. And besides, people say that your artworks are...nice. Cute. Doesn't that count for something? Sure it does, there is no reason to panic and pointlessly push yourself forward. Enjoy your coffee break!
Besides, even if you didn't like the current level as much, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it at the moment. So many unfortunate happenings stand right between you and your dream. Recognizing any of the following?
1 - You don't have the time
You're right! After all, you are a human being, not a machine, waking up early every morning, heading to school/work, afterwards taking care of the household/kids/your homework, studying, you barely even finish all the tasks during the 24 hours that's been given to everyone.
On the other hand, is there absolutely
Files sizes and the reader performanceFile size does matter to a certain extent in how your book will perform in the reader.Files sizes and the reader performance1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pages with lots of assets that have large file sizes may tend to slow down in the reader or take a little while to load.
The best rule of thumb is to try to keep the file sizes of your assets as low as possible without affecting the quality of the asset.
For images, use a .png for any image that contains transparent pixels (such as a character cut out of it's environment).
Use a .jpg for any image that does not contain any transparent pixels (such as a background image). Where a .png may be 2 or 3 megabytes in size, that same image will be about 500k as a .jpg and that savings will help your page perform better without reducing the quality.
For sound, try to loop sound where you can and fade out sound where you can. Instead of just playing a 2 minute long piece of music, try to make the melody loop, then move to the next looped melody at a tap point. This not only reduces file size
I Got Angry Pt.6Something else that get's me angry...I Got Angry Pt.61 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why can't artist's be EXPECTED to experiment? To try new things? To be innovative?
Why is it that drawing in the same style forever is viewed as THE BEST approach?
How do we unlearn this?
How do we encourage creators to be daring, and our readers to be more open and daring too?
I admit it.
I chop and I change, and if you're looking for a book that is consistent then you'd better not invest any time in me! As a result I've lost many fans over the years. People at cons sometimes say 'where did you go after The Hulk? I thought you must have left the industry...'
They never knew I was always here, but always changing.
Case in point - 'Captain Stone is Missing...' (FREE on dA here: www.deviantart.com/art/Captain…) may be, in my opinion, the best work of my career, but consistent it is not!!!
For me there are artists tha
POINTS AND ART GIVEAWAY!!! [CLOSED]POINTS AND ART GIVEAWAY!!! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright guys, so I'm bored... and I feel like sharing some points :iconheplz:
I decided to host a mini giveaway.
PRIZES (will be updated) :
A blinking headshot icon like :
200 OR A digital chibi like
(means the points OR the chibi, NOT both)
EDIT : I decided not to give the traditional chibi, but THERE WILL BE A RUNNER-UP!!! :iconexcitedlaplz:
Thank you to Pedes-Nex ^^
THE RUNNER UP WILL GET 50
this journal, so I know who's entering.
[Bullet; Blue] watch me, maybe? (you can know updates about this raffle, & you CAN unwatch me after this is over)
[Bullet; Blue] Make a journal/poll with a link to this journal, and comment below with the link to your journal.
[Bullet; Blue] A llama, maybe? owo
I will announce the winner on August 25th, 9 PM
Birthday Raffle (update)It's eight days 'till my 17th birthday.Birthday Raffle (update)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
In the state of Texas this means I will be held responsible as an adult in the court of law.
Just a fun fact for ya'll about my state
So yeah, the RAFFLE~!
There will be three places and all of my little stars can join.
You can make a journal if you'd like and new watchers are welcome as long as you sincerely like my work.
I love each and every new star that joins my sky~
2 part Hetalia fan fiction with 2,000 words each chapter. Can be any genre, pairing, fluff, AU, reader insert, historical event. Cannot be lemon/lime/smut.
Upper body digital art of a character or pairing with a simple background can be painting or anime style. (concept is up to you)
Chibi art of a character or pairing simple to somewhat complicated background (concept is up to you)
3 stamps with animations (can be about absolutely anything)
1 thirty second AMV made with Sony Vegas
Advice for people who want to go to art colleges!Let's talk college applications, folks.Advice for people who want to go to art colleges!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So you want to go to an art school? The three things you're probably going to need to worry about most aside from academics and expect from most colleges are essays, letters of recommendation and your portfolio!
I have a class in school right now called Independent Senior Mentorship that everyone in my grade is supposed to take, and in the class we have to choose a career field we want to go into and get a mentor to teach you about that field (For anyone wondering, I choose animation and I got the CEO and Founder of Frederator Studios to be my mentor). The other requirement of the class is that we have to do a bunch of college research and get all of our applications turned in! So I've been going through a lot of different colleges and seeing if I want to apply and here's what I found. (Keep in mind, before this school year started I did next to no college research)
Art colleges will probabl
Introducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantARTApr 2, 2013by spyedIntroducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Visit #Madefire on deviantART
I am very excited to announce a strategic partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. (iPhone & iPad)
Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new category on our front-page called "Motion Books.” You will immediately find a dozen Madefire Motion Books there, with more books released each Wednesday.
Browse Motion BooksTM
Try it out!