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.33 months 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.23 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Fiction.How redundant is it pointing out these following statements?Fiction.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
There's no such thing as a gigantic mechanical robot fighting off alien monsters. There has never been a report of a man being bitten by a radioactive spider and becoming a hero. You can't summon a mini-tornado at your own beck-n-call, don't matter how much into the occult you are. The odds of a young male teenager having a harem of sexy girls at his every turn is nil. There aren't bipeds of animals that are supposed to be quadrupeds flying spaceships in the galaxy above us. You can't legally hunt and catch thousands of different animals and use them to protect you from other animals and people in a sports-like venue. You can't eat a flower and ignite fire from your hands.
I can go on and on... this journal is probably being expressed because of recent built-up distaste for people bullying others because of what they like when it comes to fiction.
Just to reestablish what it even means, here it is, straight
The Art of Plagarism (art theft/brand discussion)This is going to be one of those more thought-provoking journals, where I get to tie in real news articles to how the online community operates. If you are able to read through this entire journal, mad props, because it's going to give you some mental floss to work with. I always like starting up a good topic of conversation, so chime in with the comments.The Art of Plagarism (art theft/brand discussion)2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I stumbled across this article after sifting through my daily news rounds (i'm a junkie when it comes to it).
In the event you do not care to go through the entire article, I can summarize it:
Artist Chris Foss is a book illustrator who made a particular work for a sci-fi novel. At a later date, another, much more prominent artist, Glenn Brown, made mi
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.13 months ago in Personal More Like This
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DC and Marvel are Both Wrong...... or so "implied" a speech from Image publisher, Eric Stephenson the other day.DC and Marvel are Both Wrong...1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Stephenson intended on making a simple statement to comic retailers about the current form of the comic industry as compared to what it once was, in order to push into the future with good quality product. He ended up scathing on a wonderful monologue that was very thorough, very honest and very, sadly, true. In this, he wound up pointing out how Marvel and DC comics have been implementing destructive tactics for years now, not really bringing in new readers and only serving their year's-end bottom line rather than the long-term quality.
His speech touched the hearts of many a complaining comic book fan, most of whom have left both of the Big Two for either Image comics or Indie comics. T
On The Giving of ThanksThanksgiving is my favorite holiday. To our modern understanding and sensibilities it can be hard to reconcile the historical record with what the day is supposed to represent. When I was growing up, making hand-shaped turkeys in school, it was easy to buy into the feel-good story of European settlers and native people sitting down together for a communal feast. Maybe it happened, it probably didn't, but what came later- disease, one-sided war, cruelty and inhumanity- of that we have no illusions. Not anymore.On The Giving of Thanks3 months ago in Personal More Like This
But as our understanding and acceptance of the historical context has changed, the holiday itself has taken on its own meaning, tradition, and sensibilities. Truthfully, we don't need pilgrims and falsehoods in order to have Thanksgiving. Family, fidelity, togetherness and-yes- even thankfulness are reason enough.
My mother passed away nearly five years ago. Losing her was one of the most painful experiences of my life. It was to h
So You Want to Write FanficSo You Want to Write FanfictionSo You Want to Write Fanfic5 years ago in Writing More Like This
"Good writing is like good plumbing; it's there when you need it, but nobody really appreciates it except those who made it." - Anonymous
So you want to be a good writer of fan fiction. The first question you should ask yourself is why.
Fanfic writers aren't the ones that get the sexy babes or the hot studs.
Fanfic writers aren't the ones that get tons of money.
Fanfic writers aren't the ones that are admired by everyone else.
The stereotype of a fanfic writer these days is some fat, ugly person (usually somewhere between the ages of 9-25) hunched over a computer endlessly typing. While there are a few people like this, that's not everyone. Everyone is different, and so are writers.
Section I. Before you begin
Don't think you're going to become great overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort to become a successful fanfic writer. Don't try to take shortcuts or think that things will be good if you cheat a bit. Copypasta will always leave your readers w
IS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_OBTW THIS IS LONG ASS POST , BUT ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THIS IS IF YOU ARE A PERSON CONSIDERING ART FOR A CAREERIS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_O8 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I ADDED NUMBER 3 IN CAUSE THAT WAS KIND OF AN IMPORTANT LESSON TOO. HAHA
Usually I am pretty quiet when it comes to the community and its dealings with drama . But I feel like I have to write my two cents about this topic.
A lot of people have been throwing around this post around about how art schools are terrible and are not worth it ya. I am sure you can find the article somewhere if you just google it . Though everyone is entitled to their own opinion I feel that I should talk about both sides of the coin when it comes to art school.
Now I have went to art school , and have done well for myself , I have worked internationally and worked for some big companies , and currently at the moment I actually teach at an art school as well.
SO THE ULTIMATE QUESTION: IS ART SCHOOL A WASTE OF TIME?
WELL THERE IS NO BLACK AND WHITE ANSWER
What I believe is that art school i
An Apology for Things Beyond My Control~~ This is a copy/paste from my Fimfiction.net blog. Sorry, I'd usually adjust it more for DA, but I don't have the energy right now.An Apology for Things Beyond My Control8 months ago in Personal More Like This
his post may be long overdue, but I was going to let sleeping dogs lie until, today, I got both a note on my DA page as well as an e-mail speaking of this issue.
To give the short version for those who don't know what I'm talking about, there is a Facebook role play page that associates itself, at least partially, with Nyx. This role play page has been the source of a lot of drama regarding little Nyx for well over a year now. From accusations that the owner of the page was hacking other accounts to the two messages I received today, which described the pornographic nature of the role plays the page owner uses Nyx to participate in.
It's something bad that's been going on for a long time, so long in fact some people hate Nyx because of that facebook page and the person running it
Going Away....Also Something I've NoticedI'm going to be leaving this Sunday and I will be returning in a week. I'm going on vacation with my family to the Caribbean. It's a nice little break from work and all. I promise I will be drawing lots on the beach when I'm away so you will see some more new stuff when I return. That's all I wanted to say. All the best everyone!Going Away....Also Something I've Noticed2 months ago in Personal More Like This
As a fellow artist and befriender to all; I'm the type of person that if I like an artwork I will comment on it, if I love it I will usually favourite and comment on that particular piece. This is just a brief description of how I am on deviantArt towards deviant-watching. Also, it's because I've been on this website for the past 9 years with recurring deviant-Art accounts. So let's just say I've been around here for more than enough lol.
What I've noticed and trust me I've seen several individuals write many journals on this peculiar matter, but it's something I wanted to address as well. On deviant-Art people have become "la
RIP Vader.RIP Vader.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
This is Vader
Vader is one of my favorite foxes on Tumblr. His caretakers Eric and Tara
adopted him in early 2013.
Vader is a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with a silver colour variation.
Vader enjoyed chicken, long walks on the leash, socks, boxers, and raw eggs. His best friend was a Chihuahua named Athena, and they had a love/hate relationship.
For unknown reasons, someone wanted to cause trouble for this fox and his family. They have succeeded.
Yesterday evening false accusations were made stating that Vader bit someone. Foxes are by nature timid creatures that tend to avoid human contact. Even domesticated foxes are leery of humans that they are not familiar with. Foxes are not aggressive and will only
Seasons GreetingsIn this season of the shortest days of the year, we celebrate love and friendship to remind us of the good in the world.Seasons Greetings3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Heart-felt gifts wrapped in brightly (or not-so-brightly) colored paper are piled under trees, or in over-sized stockings, or perhaps just in a corner of the family room. In the excitement and anticipation of the day those presents will be opened, it is very easy to become greedy. It's because of this that I believe this time of year is a better time to think of things you have already that make you thankful, more so than last month's Thanksgiving. Especially with Black Friday ruining the spirit of that holiday just hours after celebrating.
Sorry if I sounded preachy, but I couldn't think of a better way to state it.
So without further ado, here is a list of things I'm thankful for as this year comes to a close:
I'm thankful for the internet. I'm part of the last generation that remembers
Net Neutrality and You.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/net-neutrality_n_4597831.htmlNet Neutrality and You.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
"On January 14, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the Federal Communications Commission's open internet rules, commonly known as "Net Neutrality" because ISP's (Internet Service Providers: mainly cable providers like Verizon, Time Warner etc.) are not classified as "common carriers". This ruling allows ISPs to charge companies for access to its users and charge users for access to certain services. Fewer companies will be able to afford access for innovative ideas and products."
Before net neutrality was struck down, the original FCC order said that wireline ISPs ”shall not block lawful content, applications, services or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management” while also mandating tha
A Rumored New Nintendo Console?!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxTPIF8oSTEA Rumored New Nintendo Console?!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Say it isn't so Nintendo, say it isn't so. You guys go through the trouble of putting out the Wii U but now as it's 'not doing so hot' you guys go and make a new one to replace the Wii U just like that? How could you Nintendo? How could you? You have finally broken my heart and I don't think I'll ever be able to trust you guys ever aga-"yeah I can't finish that sentence with a straight face ha! Ha! Oh man oh man oh man....
Yeah this is just rumor and speculation as of now but c'mon, of course Nintendo is gonna get to work on a new console, it's called "planning ahead", when the proper time comes for a company to "upgrade" it's better that they already have their ducks in a row before hand than to suddenly have to scurry some up licitly split at the last minute. You bet your ass Microsoft and Sony are doing the exact same thing, it's just business as usual.
But of course with how the Wii U is doing in sales right now everyone is no doub