In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!:iconfarfie-land:
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This is NOT directed towards people who have general opinions (go ahead, have em'). This is a response to some of the recent EXTREME attitudes that I've seen around here and Tumblr. If you don't like candid opinions, please click here. You will not be disappointed.
It's probably more in defense of TTGO than BTB, since I've seen more people grumble about that show. Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go are not the same show. Let's get that straight out. It's not a continuation, it is a variation. If you can understand that, then maybe it will be less painful for you.
Teen Titans Go may not be your cup of tea, it might irritate you, it might even make you mad. Boycotting DC Nation because you want to stick it to those CN an
The Money Situation: Finance during college?:iconfarfie-land:The Money Situation: Finance during college?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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PREVIOUS JOURNAL ENTRIES
"I could use some personal finance advice about about saving money/student loans/credit cards/college! I'm attending MCAD in the fall, and I was wondering if you had any tips about handling money in general as a freshman (getting a credit card/using a bank/etc?). I don't have much to pay luckily [loan amount] but any help would be appreciated!"
This was a question was a response to a 10 random facts that I did on tumblr. ^^ And dear lord did this entry turn out to be a behemoth…
Mental health, physical
THIS is how you use the FLASH/ ANIMATION program.By being an exceptional artist/animator FIRST. Flash is just a very limited vector-based, digital graphics program. It's just a TOOL, just like pencil and paper. It's the artists using them that bring out its quality.THIS is how you use the FLASH/ ANIMATION program.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's an example:
Good luck on your projects!!!
NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute.NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE:
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:
"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.
The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences,
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 FEELS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Making of PAPERMAN:
TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STUDENTSbest of luck to you this year!TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STUDENTS9 months ago in Personal More Like This
ANIMATION FACT....The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.ANIMATION FACT....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
See how we influence each other?
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...Someone just linked me to this image (even featured my artbook cover in it) this morning and I thought it spoke to what i've dealt with my entire career.TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Try to embrace what makes you different, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
Overcome your unfair obstacles.We all have certain obstacles that gives us the feeling of: 'This is so unfair!.'Overcome your unfair obstacles.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
To me it's one of the most annoying feelings in the world because in general we don't really know how to deal with it. One little part of us says: 'Don't whine about it, you are just being jealous.' the other part of you tells you: 'If I didn't have this obstacle or disability I would rule the world!!'
So you bounce around anger, sadness, hopelessness and envy.
If you were just sad about something or simply angry it would be a lot easier to deal with, you cry or you just vent a bit towards a friend.
But how to deal with he feeling of unfairness?
There are many things that can form this unfair obstacle for you.
Physical obstacles such as: MS, Lyme disease, Arthritis, Color blindness, missing fingers?
Mental obstacles such as: Depression, being a procrastinator (yes I'm naming it because it's a mental blockade that keeps y
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ALPACASSO IN KINOKUNIYA~ <3:iconpinksparklesplz::iconpinksparklesplz:ALPACASSO IN KINOKUNIYA~ <32 years ago in Personal More Like This
uses rii's qtest icons <3333
PIC SPAM BELOWWWW :iconcolorfulsparklesplz:
So today I went to Japan town here in San Francisco and I saw these ALPACAS IN THE WINDOWWWWW *__* I WAS SUPER EXCITED I was immediately up to spending around 30 bucks on them on first impression and I threw my cupcake away to go see them LOL
alpaca butts :iconheplz:
holy cow lookit all that cute. With alpacas I've been neutral on them all this time? Like I appreciate them whenever they appear but HOLY COW SEEING THEM IN THAT STORE FRONT JUST WON ME THE FUCK OVERRRR
I made my sister take a picture of me with my new alpacas while she waited for her crepe. Just I WAS REALLY ECSTATIC ABOUT THEM. Small ones are $15.95 and the big ones are $50 smth. costed me $34.61 in total for these two _(:q/!! THEY'RE JUST REALLY ADORABLE SCREECHES
ALSOOOOOO the yellow one had like this manufacturing flaw? LIKE IT HAS A PART OF IT'S BROWN STRING WAS S
Redesign Contest!!!Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well!Redesign Contest!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Duss005 :iconduss005: , elKoi :iconelKoi: , & i recently discussed & decided to hold a contest.
Your task if you choose to accept is to pick your one, favourite Batman character & redesign their look plus outfit (set in modern day Gotham City)!
Prizes (as of 03/27/2013):
3rd place = pencil head sketch (8"x10") by duss005
2nd place = inked head sketch (8"x10") by duss005 + Batman Lil Gotham #1
1st place = coloured full body art (5"x7") by duss005 + Batman Lil Gotham #1 & #2
To enter simply comment on this journal with a link to your artwork & please submit to the Redesign Contest folder http://the-batcave.deviantart.com/gallery/42801464 Please no pornographic or explicit content!
The drawing must be new (done within the time frame of the contest). No old drawings may be submitted!
Please try to make it as polished as possible! We want you to make an effort to ink and
Best art adviceI'm often asked by students my method of thinking and philosophy behind how I work. Frank BensonBest art advice2 months ago in Personal More Like This
put it best. I don't think it can be explained more clearly.
''Do carefully and well what you do. If you haven't time to finish a sketch, make what you do count. Don't hastily rub it in just to cover the canvas and say to yourself you will go back and do it better later—that's lazy, and besides it never looks the same."
- Frank Benson -
Mistaking pornography and artistic nudityA.k.a. Deviantart admins FAIL again.Mistaking pornography and artistic nudity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is not the first time that they do.
Today I was browsing around on deviantart searching for some "shower" pictures to get ideas for a project. And I found this: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=showering#/d2gysln
Anyhow I see it, it's not what the "artist" says about what it is. Soap MY ASS. There is a HUGE gap in between artistic nudity and pornographic content. THIS http://browse.deviantart.com/photography/people/nude/?order=9 is artistic nudity.
I wanted to report it but the report button said:
Case Log: Explicit Pornography
First Report: Sun Mar 28 2010 04:36
Case Closed: Wed Aug 17 2011 00:04
Comment: Thank you for your report. A member of our staff has reviewed the deviation but has found that it does not meet the current official definition for "pornography" which is in use. Please remember that while this image might meet your own personal definition for "pornography", your personal view and
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why it's important to put a disclaimer in art descEDIT: HI Please don't reply to the original comment unless you have serious inquiries. And if you do be mindful to be polite! U v U But this is specific to their case (though if it happens once it has to happen more than once) so I find value in warning others. DA does take the images down when reported most of the time without the disclaimer but it really can't hurt and it gives them less excuses to not carry through with your report. Thank you!Why it's important to put a disclaimer in art desc2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wow, so up till today I always found the "Please don't trace, redistribute, copy etc" was unnecessary in a lot of comments since people are going to do what they're going to do no matter what right? But wow lo and behold I found this comment in the disqus section of Artist Confessions. Basically what it's saying is due to DA's rules if the artist doesn't say to not trace then they cannot penalize reported tracers. At least that's what I'm drawing from
2013 Convention Schedule (ECEE recap)Upcoming Convention:2013 Convention Schedule (ECEE recap)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ah yes, the big apple. <3
I've been so busy with work that Con season kind of crept up on me this year. SHIT IS STRESSFUL YO.
Drop by for a 8.5' x 11'' Sketch commission or to buy 12.5' x 19'' Prints of my illustrations and volumes of SIN! Here's a complete list of conventions the girlfriend and I'll be attending this year:
Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle, March 1st - 3rd
Toronto Comicon, Toronto, March 9th - 10th
Fan Expo Vancouver, Vancouver, April 20th - 21st
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, Calgary, April 26th - 28th
Ottawa Comiccon, Ottawa, May 10th - 12th
Otafest, Calgary, May 17th - 19th
Anime North, Toronto, May 24th - 26th
Animethon, Edmonton, August 9th-11th
Fan Expo Toronto, Toronto, August 22nd-25th
Encouragement for art studentsHey guys,Encouragement for art students1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Always being around students and teaching; there's something I've started to notice. I'm able to see which students push and have the strong desire to get better
and ones that draw with their mouth. I've stopped wasting time on the ones that draw with their mouth.
Most beginner students give up too easy. I see more potential in them then more advanced artists I draw with. There are some of my friends I stopped
calling out because I came to realize that they just kinda want to get better. ( I also don't want their attitude rubbing off on me.) They say they want to get better but it's clear that they just "kinda" want to get better. One guy asks a lot ," What are you working on? " As soon as I answer with explanation he always responds with, " Man I should be working on that." Then does nothing. Actually that's not true, he tells students the stuff I told him like he had figured it out. I don't mind becaus
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.
My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.Many new & interesting things have surfaced in my life online to help me connect with the art community better, and some of these may interest you.My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I've finally setup my Livestream Channel and I have regular painting demonstrations for the community. If you curious about how I create my art and my different approaches, you are more than welcome to join me. Please remember to register yourself and put my channel in your watchlist so that you will get notified via emails whenever i broadcast my live sessions.
Secondly I have my dA chatroom called Artgermination, which dedicated to all Digital Art discussions. It has been running for a few months and it has now become a great place for many great artists to hang out and exchange art tips and knowledge. I am really involved with the chat regardless of my crazy working schedules and I am enjoying it. If you have some burning questions about digital art and th
HOLIDAY SALES!: POINT / PAYPAL COMMISSIONS OPENI will now be accepting point commissions full time and for every commission I am available to do. That means I will do full bodies for points, half bodies, chibis, adoptables, ANYTHING. But, you can also still commission me using paypal (I accept USD and CAD) and bank transfer within Canada c:HOLIDAY SALES!: POINT / PAYPAL COMMISSIONS OPEN9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A reminder that I am open to M rated commissions as long as you are 18 or older.
I will do anthro-characters, too. I just haven't had the opportunity to do many as of yet.
HOLIDAY CHEER - NOVEMBER. 02 - DECEMBER. 31 @ MIDNIGHT
When you order a commission (headshot - full body, sketch - fully shaded) (not applicable for groups or couples) , be it an original character or your favourite serialized character, dressed up in a Christmas or Holiday garb (Reindeer antlers, Santa themed stuff, ect. If unsure, just ask me what counts!) costume / cosplay, get 20% off! This sal
Reason why my DA and Tumblr should not mix.Because ... well ...Reason why my DA and Tumblr should not mix.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
p.s: That is supposedly chicken nugget and mayo lol
OMGOMGOMGGUYSSSS@ 0:20 - http://i43.tinypic.com/15p1wll.pngOMGOMGOMGGUYSSSS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*squeals like a bitch*
CONVENTIONS 2014 (OVERRRRRRR)Alright so my 2014 convention run is over, usually this means I'll be taking on a buttload of new freelance contracts from companies and commission work from DA!CONVENTIONS 2014 (OVERRRRRRR)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately for those of you interested in the above mentioned, I've decided to buckle down on my manga/comic SIN instead! So I'll be trying to push out new chapters more frequently, hosting art contests, and the like! THAT WILL BE ALL~
Toronto Comic Con March 7-9 2014
Emerald City Comic Con March 28-30 2014
Fan Expo Vancouver April 18-20 2014
CCEE April 24-27 2014
Fan Expo Regina May 3-4 2014
Ottawa Comic Con May 9-11 2014
Otafest May 16-18 2014
Anime North May 23-25 2014
Japan Expo July 2-6 2014London Film & Comic Con July 11-13 2014San Diego Comic Con July 24-27 2014Animethon
Artist Alley, more business than pleasure?Before I get into this I want to apologize for sounding preachy, but a growing pet peeve of mine over the years as I converse with peers at Artist Alleys is an increase of fanart that's not actually by fans.Artist Alley, more business than pleasure?1 week ago in Personal More Like This
What I mean are all these illustrators flocking to the scene that for the most part, just spit out work of popular subject matter for the sake of sales.
Now I'm not naive, many artists sign up at Artist Alley are clearly there for the income and that's totally cool but come on guys. At their core, comic/anime conventions should be about gathering with others to celebrate geeky shit you're passionate about. It's about sharing your fandoms with others, right? Ideally.
So when I see a booth that is mostly composed of say... League of Legends lady pinups I'd be like "Oh cool, this person plays League too! I should totally geek out with them" but after a quick exchange of words it turns out they don't actually play. Or they did, like once but don't really like it. They're in it f