No Excuses: I'm not Talented EnoughSo when people come to me and say "Oh I can't do what you do. I'm not talented enough." they're usually using the definition of talent that means "a special natural ability or aptitude." Basically they're telling me they weren't born with the natural ability to draw so they just assume it's something they can never do.No Excuses: I'm not Talented Enough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Boy is that a lame excuse. Who on this earth is born able to draw? No one is born able to walk and talk, why would drawing be different than that? These are things we have to learn. If everything is learned then the idea of natural talent is a complete myth. No one is born able to draw better than anyone else. So it's completely absurd to think that if you weren't born with the "art gene" your art career is screwed.
"But Shono," someone is arguing right now. "How do you explain young kids who are amazing artists. No one taught those kids how to draw, so they had to be born with that natural talent right?" Wel
Of Life and JobsSo, I kinda did my first paid job yesterday.Of Life and Jobs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But hang on, you'd say "but you've done commissions and opening table in cons those are kinda jobs too right?"
Well it's kinda different and I'll tell you why.
As I'm starting to babycrawl into "professional life", there is one thing that I keep being asked about whenever I present stuffs to people.
"How long did it took you to make?"
At first I thought it was just a random curiosity, or for people to feel better because they can probably do it faster than I did.
Well, yesterday I did a job. Not really a job, it was just my teacher in the Masters course asking if there's any student willing to help him with his work. Seeing that I'm the only one with enough proficiency of the program (AfterEffects), I volunteered. It wasn't drawing, it wasn't animating. I got a graphic provided and all I did was doing a very simple masking task and all I needed was time and patience.
Being a self-slaver I am, I got it done in a day. Teacher was satisfied, th
Pray For MH 370 : MIRACLE HOPE OF 370Hi everyone, if you have time please read this.Pray For MH 370 : MIRACLE HOPE OF 3701 year ago in Personal More Like This
On 8 March 2014, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER operating flight 370 (MH370/MAS370; also marketed as China Southern Airlines flight 748 [CZ748] under a codeshare agreement) disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on-board.
MAS aka Malaysian Airlines.
Here some art that tribute to MH 370.
We don't know where you are, but people from all around the world share a same prayer..May God shows mercy and please come back safely, we love you...
MH 370 : Please wait for me,don't lose hope...I will be home soon...
We are waiting, our runway always open for you, you're allowed to land here, your homeland, please return back safely to us.
Let us have a moment to pray for the MH 370...
EMPOWERED cosplay, now with painted-on latex!At the Toronto Comic Arts Festival last weekend, ace photographer (and karaoke-er*) Paul Hillier was kind enough to drop off some prints of a seriously badass Empowered cosplay shoot he had arranged. He took the concept of Emp cosplay to a whole 'nother level, via an exciting new frontier in costuming: painted-on latex! Not only is this arguably the ideal cosplay medium to approximate Emp's unearthly supersuit, it's definitely the best medium to depict the tearing of the suit's membrane (as seen in a photo emulating an Empowered cover, complete with logo).EMPOWERED cosplay, now with painted-on latex!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Without further ado, I draw your attention here: http://www.paulhillier.com/?p=811
(Note: At the very least, the YouTube clip of model Christine getting body-painted is NSFW. Your Mileage May Vary as to how Safe For Work the other images might be...)
*I had no idea that the lyrics to "Paradise City" were so bizarre and abstruse, to the point that Captain America(!
Open CommissionHello and Welcome, I'm open for Paypal commisionOpen Commission1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I Can Draw :
OC / Fanart
Manga / Anime Char
Western Comic Char
Mecha / Robots
I Can't Draw :
Hard core hentai
PENCIL RENDER :
Headshot, Detailed, Simple Background : $10
Half body, Detailed, Simple Background : $16
Full body, Detailed, Simple Background : $20
Every Additional Char + $7-$15 (depend on category)
Full detailed background add : $30
INK RENDER :
Headshot, Detailed, Simple Background : $13
Half body, Detailed, Simple Background : $18
Full body, Detailed, Simple Background : $25
Every Additional Char + $10-20 (dep
Tutorial Tuesday: Layout to LettersSo this is only my second Tutorial Tuesday, so I'm still trying to figure out The best way for me to show you how to do things. I'm sure all of you out there are waiting to see how I do more tutorials to see if my tutorials help you at all.(the the 6 or 7 imaginary fans i have... i know, you'd think i'd imagine more fans...) BUT despite that I want to hear from you guys. Let me know 1. What do you want me to do tutorials of? and 2. What is the best way for me to show you this tutorial? Is it a live video? Or a step by step process with notes? Or just a general overview of my process? Since Blog's are a one way mode of communication I'm just going to put things out there, and hope it helps you until i get some feedback on what works and what doesn't for you guys.Tutorial Tuesday: Layout to Letters4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I'm going to show you my process for a comic book page and explain the importance of each step. Hopefully that will inspire and aid those of you who have no idea where to begin.
So lets do this!
1. PAGE LAYOUT
Entertainment Consumer RantingThis is something I have been thinking about for a little bit.Entertainment Consumer Ranting10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I watch a lot of youtube Let's Play videos. I don't have the funds to buy the games, systems or the time to dedicate to just playing. Have to multitask, so the video is in the background and where I could watch movies or shorts, I choose to watch lets play's cus they kind of reminded me of the days when friends and I would play games together.
Recently though, one of my favorites has been frustrating enough that I am not enjoying them as I used to and tend to not finish watching prerecorded or live shows. Video Games Awesome.
I have always enjoyed the show, production values, banter, costumes and Becky I remember seeing the previous iteration on TGWTG where it was a skit show. That show did nothing for me. Seemed too forced. With the current setup I have always enjoyed it. That is until these last couple of months. I know that Fraiser will troll the chat from time to time and he will push the game to see the
Basic Elements of Creativity: CombiningPreviously in the series: Basic Elements of Creativity: TransformingBasic Elements of Creativity: Combining3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the last in the series of Basic Elements of Creativity, a concept shared by Kirby Ferguson over at Everything Is A Remix.
The word 'remix' is included in what I will be discussing here today. These are all familiar words, and they sometimes carry negative connotations.
Medley. Mishmash. Hodgepodge. Mash-up. Crossover. 1+1=3.
Nope, Chuck Testa. Not combinations like this. From Pancakeremix
Despite being the final evolution in creating creative and innovative ideas, combinations are not very well understood in general. I will explain more below.
"Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in
Basic Elements of Creativity: CopyingNext in the series: Basic Elements of Creativity: TransformingBasic Elements of Creativity: Copying3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I got a note requesting that the Kirby Ferguson's trinity of 'copy, transform, combine' be elaborated further. This is a good opportunity to discuss on the three of them, one article at a time!
So, here we go. The first element is the dreaded one that everyone knows veeery well.
Copying. Duplicating. Tracing. Ripping off. Not attempting to create original stuff.
Lather, rinse, repeat. Image from Mesoblast
Nothing rings unoriginal louder than the synonyms of copying. But, it's not all bad; it's just sometimes a misunderstood concept.
"Nobody starts out original. We need copying to build the foundation of knowledge and understanding." ― Kirby Ferguson
Babies, human or otherwise, are born blank slates. They are in a s
No Excuses: Being a ProfessionalToday's "No Excuses" Is a little different. It's less about an excuse that I've been told and more of a misconception people have.No Excuses: Being a Professional2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last week I did a "Tutorial Tuesday" on becoming a professional. You can read the post yourself, but in a nutshell it's about getting paid for the artwork you create for other people. After I posted it I received several questions and I realized many of you have a terrible misconception as to what it means to be a professional. So I figured I'd use today to clear this stuff up.
First and foremost, I'm a very strong believer that you should always be compensated for the work you do. In your career, especially early in your career, you'll be asked to do alot of work for free. They'll be alot of excuses as to why you don't deserve to be paid: "You don't have enough experience," "You're too expensive," "Artists are a dime a dozen, if you won't
Entrevista Vencedores: :devWitchiko:E hoje temos nossa última, porém não menos importante entrevista. Parabéns para a vencedora do terceiro lugar, :iconwitchiko:!Entrevista Vencedores: :devWitchiko:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Descreva um pouco a personalidade do personagem que escolheu e o que lhe levou a criar essa ideia para a foto que você usou para participar do contest.
Ela é Kagami Hiiragi é um dos principais personagens Lucky Star. Ela é Tsundere e gosta de jogos também, mas tem gosto diferente da Konata. Eu escolhi ela mais porque eu já tinha feito esta foto desde ano passsado e a única q eu tinha que poderia entrar no contest.
2) Foi muito difícil fazer essa foto?
Na verdade não, porque foi na festa das flores e morangos de Atibaia que teve ano passado. Eu e a Hitomi fomos na festa e resolvemos tirar fotos de Lucky Star, eu de Kagami e ela de Konata. E tinham muitos cenários legais por conta da festa. Sentamos para descansar um pouco e fizemos fotos neste local. Peguei emprestado o PSP para fotos e fizemos esta foto que usei
LOK season finals - spoilers -Hi,hi sweeties <33LOK season finals - spoilers -7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just have to write about this 'cause it's driving me nuts XD Seriously, I loved Book 4 pretty much, by far my favorite Book but now..... I love it even more! The final two episodes were perfect, I loved every minutes of them(especially the minutes with Bolin <33)....except for like 2 minutes at the end of ep. 13..... well yeah, I'm kind of old-fashioned and I really do not understand where it came from?! I do not really liked Mako & Korra together and I never shipped her with anyone else, I just don't cared about romance in LOK, and now they did something like this??!! I know that they have to respect the fans but I think this is a little too much. Asami & Korra basically hated each other during Book 1 and Book 2, and they were not too close in Book 3 either, except for the last 2 minutes in ep. 13. So, I really do not understand their "relationship" now, or maybe I'm wrong and they're jus
Make Comics Not Excuses Panel: Animazement 2014Did you miss my panel at Animazement this year?Make Comics Not Excuses Panel: Animazement 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
Good news I recorded it! Check it out, learn the comic process, and find out how many “um”s I say when I get flustered by public speaking!
Art challenge: create a paparazziNotice:Art challenge: create a paparazzi3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Realm-of-Fantasy is helping promote this contest, but is not hosting it.
Smoludozerka's ART CHALLENGE: let's create OC paparazzi!
What's this all about?
Well, there are sometimes pictures of our characters on dA that they'd prefer not to be there. Someone must be stalking them and dragging the most intimate facts out of their lives, or even making up facts about them!
Why leave those OC paparazzi an abstract concept? Let's give them personalities! Let's give them lives! Let's create a team more villainous than any villain can be! Let's send them on adventures featuring endless stalking and tormenting other characters No private life shall hide!
I challenge you to try and create a character non-typical for what/who you usually create!
A fandom paparazzi is also an option, if you really wanna
Also, literature is as welcome as drawings (with descriptions) - just keep it of reasonable length
DEADLINE: April the 16th, 2012
But you can ask me f
Please don't offer adviceI just need to vent and basically not feel alone in my situation. I'm not asking for advice or help because I not asking for advice or help. Its that simple. I just need to talk about how I'm feeling. I basically started crying and stressing out over having to reply to an e-mail an hour ago. And I've been sitting here staring at my computer trying to calm down and stop feeling like shit. Sometimes I can't do really simple things because I'm not in the right mind set. These are things that must be done. They are time sensitive and I don't really have the option to wait until I feel better. A lot of the time when I even think about having to gather words and write them in a certain way so people will understand them I basically strain my brain and rewrite the same paragraph over and over. Sometimes I get so frustrated that I can't even read the sentence anymore and I shut down completely. If I step away and take a breather I end up coming back later and It starts frustrating me again. IPlease don't offer advice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TAKING COMMISSIONS AGAIN.I'm gonna' do more commissions for a while.TAKING COMMISSIONS AGAIN.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
They're fun! !
All original art and prints are hand-packed by me, I use Priority U.S. Mail Flat
rate envelopes. Tons of cardboard.I've had no complants.Here's the list of what you get:
6x6 in.,single,full color- $50-$75
9x12 inches,single character,subtle/No background- $120-$130
9x12 in. Characters w/background- $145-$200 B/W- $140
COMMISSIONS TIME!!I AM ACCEPTING COMMISSION'S NOW! YAY!COMMISSIONS TIME!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to build my portfolio one by one by this method.
Currently I only draw character mainly with simple 2 color tones.
I am in the mood to draw muscled female now
But you can ask any character with any theme or any pose. I'll try my best.
If you are not sure, feel free to ask.
Below is the price (paypal only):
Clean Lineart (ready for coloring):
Half body - $10
Full body - $20
Full Color (with simple background):
Half body - $20
Full body - $40
I still have my right to submit commission as mine, and will always be used for my portfolio in the future.
We can always discuss about anything that's not covered here (price, theme, or other request)
Thanks for reading
Help K-Bo. get healthy for his birthday!Help K-Bo. get healthy for his birthday!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Every year on my birthday, I think about positive changes I want to make in my life. I’m proud to say that I’ve made a lot of progress, but there’s something that’s been eluding me for a very long time.
You see, I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. When I was a child, it was to free myself from the stigma of being the “chubby kid.” As I grew up and began to accept myself, it became more of an issue of vanity. And as I outgrew that mindset, the reality of health problems caused by my weight began to set in. I’ve tried just about everything to get it under control for the last 15 years. It’s been an uphill battle that only got more difficult when I injured my back (another bi-product of my weight issues) in 2011. Not gonna lie…in recent months, I had just about given up and resigned myself to concentrating on my art for as long as I could before becoming another victim of
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.
So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?So... you want to be a comic artist?So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
heres a handy but totally disorganised load of information on the subject
possibly the most useful guide in existance
and its FULL of links...
some of them are quite old and may not exist anymore but there are so many i cannot be bothered sorting them out
*dn't awww at me you should know how lazy I am*
Panelling and Planning
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angles, techniques, and so forth:
1) Plan your comic out carefully first- just do a few scribbles on what is happening in your comic (are they talking? Any action?)
2) If you're not "good" at drawing people/animals/whatever, get a book on anatomy, watch anime/read manga to get a fair idea on what things should look like- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
3) Camera angles: watch tv/movies/read manga to see how the camera is featured: Is it close-up? Birds eye view? Front on?
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angels, techniques, and so forth
Time and Pacing
The smaller the gutter, the shorter amount of time is taken up
Sailor Moon CRYSTAL 2014Finally they released the designs of the characters : http://sailormoon-official.com/animation/characters/moon.phpSailor Moon CRYSTAL 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
I see a lot of people complaining that their limbs are too long and thin.The anime will follow Naoko's art style closer than the old anime....and Naoko's style is defined by long and thin limbs among others.
Sailor Moon: I love that they changed the yellow hair to a milder color. The old shade of yellow was very hard to the eyes. I love how her hair is curled at the tips and how they are many strands of hair and it doesn't look like a big chunk of hair. The only thing I dislike is the placement of the odangos. It makes her head look weird from certain angles. They changed the brooch,earrings and neck piece a little bit.
Sailor Mercury: She looks very pretty. I love her new look. Her senshi costume has no shoulder pads.
Sailor Mars: They changed her earrings into elongated stars. I like how her hair is a deep purple and not black with purple highlights.
Yenny's future life...Hey Yenny Fans!Yenny's future life...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dave has made a very interesting post on Yenny's facebook group concerning his thoughts on making significant changes for the direction of the Yenny series.
The post reads...
"At some point in thinking of re-writing Yenny, I thought of them as young adults. They move from the beach to the city in order to finish their studies and entering the world of work. Tomato gave birth to her baby Tomatito and works as a trainer for single moms., Margot runs her mother's fashion magazine and Yenny finds work at a local gym...although she still jumps from odd jobs to more odd jobs....
They live in the same apartment and deal with adulthood...something very difficult to accept to still young minded Yenny whose innocence battles against the cold reality of the city."
Here is the picture that accompanied the post showing Yenny, her friendly rival Margot, Yenny's best friend Tomato, and her newborn baby Tomatito... https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10247384
Area-X is OUT!After 2 years of hard work, I finally finished Area-X! Please Please Please try the demo!Area-X is OUT!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or purchase the full version here: http://zeiva.net/otome/index.html
Alternatively please help me spread the world! Tell everyone you know~ Tweet, Tumblr, FB, everywhere you can! Thank you! \( ^o^ )/
Also, I'll be attending Kintoki-Con together with muhoho-seijin and Kaze-Hime to advertise our games!
Kintoki-Con is new convention in Sacramento. Anyone attending, don't forget to find us! More info here: http://www.kintoki-con.com/
Hope everyone stays happy and healthy~ I am going to collapse now from overworking. lol~
Seems people are dissappoint.Well that's not good now is it?Seems people are dissappoint.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've heard you petitions and comments and you guys have a point. I never considered FB to be an art site, more that i liked how I could post impromptu pics that i take on a regular basis. I've been so busy as of late with my work that i have nothing really i can show you except scribbles and the like. For this reason i thought it would be more entertaining if you saw more of my daily life pics.
But now it seems that you are all patient enough to wait for me to post stuff and for that i thank you! I will Make an effort to post more stuff here so you guys can see, I don't want to seclude myself more!
Please do see the FB site as I do update it frequently!
Ramadan Kareem to my fans too who are fasting along with me!