Schrodingers legThe one-shots are done (gallery here http://callmepo.deviantart.com/gallery/42645195) and I am back to painting this gift for a friend.
Still got a few things to do before I open up for commissions (which should be soon) as well as deal with my new paradigm...
Everyone has heard of Schrodingers cat - a cat in a box which is considered both alive AND dead until you actually check - I have a sort of Schrodinger's Leg!
While I was housesitting I kept on running into the sharp edge of my friend's bed and about 2 weeks ago I hit it so hard and at a corner that it got gashed pretty bad.
Took a day before it stopped bleeding since it was the shin and the tissue is always in tension so the wound kept on opening up - stupid me did not go and get stitches right away.
The good news is that I was able to go to a clinic Monday and get it assessed but by that time it was already a little infected. Now I am on antibiotics and applying fucidin ointment and fresh dressing 3 times a day to help it get b
The Nudist Beach recruits!The recruitment drive is over but you don't have to stop drawing new recruits if you still want to.The Nudist Beach recruits!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone who participated in this month-long recruitment drive and I hope you all had fun!
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As some of you people know, I am a fan of Kill La Kill and have been riffing on the "uniforms" of the rebel group Nudist Beach with crossover characters.
As you can see from the recruiting poster, there is a basic uniform design but you can customize it - as I have - for the various characters I have drawn.
Even the 4 Devas have their very own version of a Nudist Beach uniform so there really aren't any limits except that you can't technically be wearing clothes - you can only wear accessories such as hats, belts, straps, s
So you wanna be a comic book artist?Great rant here from one of my fave artists Ben Caldwell on what skills you need to be a comic book artist.So you wanna be a comic book artist?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Short... sweet.. and to the point.
You can't be a superstar drawing only pin-ups and covers like Adam Hughes unless you pay your dues first.
Why can't they be taken seriously?< RANT >Why can't they be taken seriously?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been a fan of comic books for years and two of my favorite characters, one Marvel and one DC, are always getting the short end of the stick.
Power Girl has had 2 series, She Hulk had at least 3, and both were cancelled because they weren't considered popular enough.
I seriously think that the editors had no idea how create the comics for their supposed target audience.
They wrote books for a mainly female audience - FAILED ATTEMPT
Or horny fanboys - FAILED ATTEMPT
Then even tried to make them full-blown dramatic superheroes like their male counterparts - DOUBLE FAIL BECAUSE THEY AREN"T THEM
(Power Girl/Superman, She-Hulk/Hulk if you don't know your comic book characters)
Know what audience really appreciated these ladies?
Comic book fans who were tired of formulaic, predictable, massive world-changing story lines and heroes who have to make gut-wrenching decisions and miraculous saves.
These are people who wanted a fun
The universe is pranking me!Looks like Deviantart found out about the free publicity on Comedy Central.The universe is pranking me!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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What is the best (and worst) April Fools day joke that can happen to an artist?
Seeing your art on tv being looked at by Chris Hardwick and Seth Green and it happening on April 1st so anyone you tell will think it is a joke!
It happened to me and even I didn't believe it until I saw it myself.
Last night one of my watchers started asking me about how it felt to have my art on Comedy Central.
Naturally I thought it was a joke... until a few more people started mentioning they saw it on tv too.
I still didn't believe it, but now I was curious what show it was on.
It was literally the March 31st show of At Midnight (airing after midnight so literally on April 1st) hosted by Chris Hardwick and one of the guests was Seth Green. Naturally the episode had a
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.3I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. This is part 2 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (http://www.taughtbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concenThe Three problems with how we learn art: pt.32 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.2 I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. This is part 2 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (http://taughtbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concentrate on drawing instruction for all forms of media. Here we go:The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Boycott BayNever tried to "start something" before, but if you hated the last 2 Transformers movies as much as I, and want Michael Bay's toxic touch terminated; kindly share the following with anyone who will listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbhL1uGQARwBoycott Bay4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Off Book: The Art of IllustrationI love the mini-documentaries PBS produces called he Off Book series.Off Book: The Art of Illustration3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one is about illustrators and the field of illustration.
Even has an interview with :iconseangordonmurphy:
If you want to be an illustrator or are a fan of illustration, this is well worth a looksee.
Fear of discovery?This has been my mantra over the last couple years but didn't discover this quote till today:Fear of discovery?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy"- Tim O'Reilly, tech mogul
As artists/creators we are scared that people will steal our ideas/characters/IP, but we should fear never doing anything with them EVEN MORE!
I wish this was a real show!A six-minute Benz commercial by the Japanese anime studio Production I.G..I wish this was a real show!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having to catch legendary food trucks to eat their wares?
That is a show I would watch!
The Turrets AnthemA fun little CG music video I found... just for the hell of it.The Turrets Anthem3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No! Not the KFC!!They've obviously run out of embassies: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/62902000/jpg/_62902538_62902537.jpgNo! Not the KFC!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the face of something small and insignificant sparking off mass hysteria, I (again) direct the world to the words of Steve Hughes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tn2EhGK5ok
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead4 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
Be Confident in Your ArtOn my Taught By A Pro blog a put up a new post about gaining conficence in your art. Lots of Disney stories in it too. It even has a GLEN KEANE drawing to go with it, so its worth the click!Be Confident in Your Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dirty minds see dirty images... *update at bottom*It has been said that the human mind can imagine things a lot more detailed when it has to fill in the blanks.Dirty minds see dirty images... *update at bottom*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being shown something in plain view, our brains just process it as "something".
But when we are looking at something that is either censored, out of view, or concealed, our brains are boggled with the possibilities of what is being hidden - the imagination takes over and it can be "anything"!
That is why naughty images which are censored seem naughtier.
The off-screen monster which we can't see seems scarier.
The Christmas present which is wrapped seems more special.
With that being said...
Does that means if an image is offensive to someone, even though nothing is being shown, they are thinking more dirtier thoughts than others?
I have to admit that an image of lightly concealed female nude - using clothing or body positioning - can seem a little more erotic to me than a flat out photo of a naked woman.
So... does that mean this image of a redhea
Are Cartoons now getting better than Animes?Ok Long time not write some journal and like the tittle says I thinks this will be a controversial one XD. I think you guys already known how I been complaining about the lack in now more than 4 years of GOOD animes and how Japanese animation is getting worse and worse everyday, the amazing style that once I love and can't stop watching almost any single series I get to my hands when it was REALLY DIFFICULT get a Anime series (damn you internet for make it so damn easily for kids today), today only you can hardly get a passable 2 or 3 episodes and then became boring and predictable, what is happens? is really Japanese masters loosing their mojo? Not like there is no songle series of anime to see, so far in this session the only serie catch my eye was Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna (aww have to be a Legend ), and I was getting into Saint Seiya Omega when I saw the first 2 episodes I say...ok pass....then I saw the 3 episode...Really?....SAINTS...IN A SCHOOL....REALLY....REALLAre Cartoons now getting better than Animes?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.1 I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. So, this is part 1 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (www.taughbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concentrate on drawing instruction for all forms of media. Here we go:The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Premium Content PublishingSo DA has gone and launched a new feature called Premium Content Publishing.Premium Content Publishing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basically it allows you to sell your artwork and products such as brushes, stock photos.. well whatever, via DA using the points system to earn real money ... eventually. Along the way DA takes a 20% cut of the sales price. (Hey - gotta finance that private island somehow!! --> http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&qA+island#/d1wlypl)
So, the way it goes is that you upload your high res art file via sta.sh and then offer it for download. A person who wants to buy it, pays you in DA points for which you can then get converted into paypal money (after 14 days) and eventually you can access via paypal into real money in your bank account.... sounds great huh?!!
Ok, now lets consider the fees and costs of this thing..
First off a 20% cut is VERY VERY high. I've done some looking around and other art sales sites take a 3 - 10% commission... not 20.
Secondly DA also makes more money by making people
Olympic Fire and IndustryWell; the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics certainly was .surprising.Olympic Fire and Industry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I predicted; there was quite a bit of content that just had me squirming in my chair, thinking "No! NO! Why did you do that?!". The absurdity of the nod to the NHS, for example, and the sudden appearance of various storybook villains, which felt (for lack of a better word) "Disney".
However; the "historical" section of the ceremony's opening half utterly blew me away. An unexpected appearance by Kenneth Branagh, playing Isambard Kingdom Brunel (who essentially WAS the Industrial Revolution), began a spectacular sequence that pretty much summed up what Britain's past was all about; fire and industry.
It was, without a doubt, the highlight of the entire spectacle, and if you either didn't get the chance to catch it or didn't bother to watch it, I urge you to track it down online!
And then there was James Bond .charged with the most difficult seduction of his career.
Yes. That really was her. I couldn'
A Very Important UpdateI haven't posted here on DA in a while, so this might be new to a lot of you, but if you've been following some of the stuff happening over on tumblr it won't be unexpected. For the past several weeks I've been getting steadily worse both mentally and physically. I've been depressed before, but I've never been as bad as I've been recently. I've lashed out at people, been getting angrier and grumpier, been finding it harder and harder to listen to people giving me positive feedback, and have even started rapidly losing a lot of weight.A Very Important Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My enjoyment for drawing has been dropping, and many of you have probably noticed that I've been taking more and more time off lately. For every few comics I post, I tend to spend another week recuperating. But within the past 2 weeks it's spiked so bad that I seriously have to consider what's more important: my health or drawing.
So for the time being I am shutting down. I'll still be working on brentalfloss and updating those here, and the most current
Kony 2012I've gotten a lot of requests to talk about this, which coincidentally happened right along side my two political cartoons taking off like wild fire. Dunno if it was an accident or bad timing, but right now it seems like everyone wants me to talk about Kony... which I honestly don't know why because I'm not a journalist and everyone else is making such a big deal about it I don't know what else I could offer to the discussion other than "yup, this is going on, check out the links."Kony 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now keep in mind this next bit will be very scarce in details because I still haven't been able to muster up enough facts and everyone else seems to already know so much, so I apologize if it's a bit condensed.
Who is Kony?
The LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) is a religious militant group which operates in several countries including Uganda, Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Formed in 1987 they gained prominence and attention for their extremist atrocities committed against civilians and ch