HOW TO GET PUBLISHEDThis is an old piece I wrote and posted a while ago, but just recently people have been asking what my experiences were with regard to publishing and getting published - so here it is again, with a few new notes added about dA and Madefire!HOW TO GET PUBLISHED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very honest view based on 27 years experience as a writer, artist and publisher. The point here is to try to HELP you go into the business enlightened and with open-eyes, knowing what to expect. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PUT YOU OFF! However, you should know that getting into comics is NOT easy - as too many people frequently imagine - and neither is it a glamorous 'rock-star' existence. It is hard work, as are all trades, and it should be treated as such. I see too many people despondent and badly hurt by their experience, and this can be avoided if you know what you are getting into right from the outset.
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you w
I wrote a sad thinginserting this into the epilogue so I can ruin more lives <3I wrote a sad thing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Who's Benjamin? I think. That's an excellent question.
Benjamin. A boy who paints what he wants to see. A dreamer. A friend. A warm summer night on the rooftop, a hot air balloon, a sea of whispering grass backlit by a kerosene lamp and the fireflies that flickered like sparks from a bottle-rocket. A match-giver, a soft-spoken superhero, a tear-choked goodbye in the shadow of the stars. A boy who was, and will forever remain seventeen years old, who died to make his bird fly once more.
But what happened to you, Benjamin Thomas? What happened to my poor, sweet boy? What could you have done to deserve the darkness that befell you despite all of your hopeless, misguided kindness? Could it be that you were born into a world that was just not ready?
You lived your life before its time—a life meant for the pages of a beautiful book, had your story only been written! You could have been a poem, an epic: lyrical, grand,
5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)5 Fundamental Skills Every Artist Should Master5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(by Bobby Myers)
As an artist, your job is to immerse your viewers into a world that you have built and guide them safely through it. Artists have much in common with storytellers. Storytellers have several tricks that they use to keep their readers coming back for more. Like storytellers, artists can use similar tricks to help them produce more compelling artwork. In this article, we will explain 5 fundamental skills that every artist should master. Let's take a look!
The most important aspect of art to me personally is the composition. It sets the stage for everything else. This is your way to guide and lead the viewer to make them feel as if they are actually in your picture. If this part of the process is not created and controlled properly, everything else can and probably will fal
Feelin' down but looking to improve in art?...[Disclaimer: I acknowledge the following statements are merely opinions and it is completely fine if you disagree with any of them. I'm merely hoping you'll find my journal informative and inspiring.]Feelin' down but looking to improve in art?...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're wondering how to improve as an artist, the answer is...
Practice, of course! But, I've also come to understand that the attitude we bring towards improving is almost as equally important, if not more important. I say this because it is our attitude and mindset which may determine whether we are "in the mood" to practice or not, and of what subjects we're willing or limiting ourselves to practice.
I believe a lot of artists may feel they are not getting much better at art and feel frustrated because they've been drawing intensely for months or years. Some may have actually improved noticeably but won't let themselves recognize it because it's not good according to their standards or expectations. Or some may have actually not improved much because they have become
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_O2 years 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
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.5Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
Part 4, Objective: Character and Story Building: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-4-354965190
The first thing I had to do was create a sample. What would the pages look like? What is a Killbook?
In the story, before Gabriel breaks out of Level-9, he is introduced to an "Agent-O, a character that gives Gabriel the documents needed to begin this revenge quest. Inside of the documents are bios and information on all of the characters Gabriel will meet/team-up with/or kill.
Well, I didn't just want to show boring documents, I wanted to add life
How to get popular around deviantArt - tutorialI don't have the slightest f*ckin idea.How to get popular around deviantArt - tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a technique?
Some people have told me to do lots of fanart, like... great freaky fanart like Dan Luvisi or Dave Rapoza style.
What do I think:
I think that people in majority don't have the slightest idea about image construction. Composition, color balance, values, design, etc, etc. They don't know shit. But they have a feeling about how things should look like and they like shit around, because of a ...gut feeling. That feeling is all the things above that I mentioned but without really knowing they exist. Is like. When you have a feeling you shouldn't do something, because it feels wrong. Well that's your instinct telling you "you don't know shit about this, but somethings up that you didn't study for son".Why do I think people like fanart:
Fanart is about characters we already know and that we're all fans about. Like popular characters. People like those characters, know those characters and above all, LOVE those characters. A
AX 2013 (Update)It's only 4 days away now........!!;;;;;AX 2013 (Update)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For people who plan on stopping by, I will only be there Friday and Saturday!! I will not be there Thursday or Sunday, sorry!
Please come by and help me out. uwu
I am located at J40 so I will be... in the back somewhere. LOL cry
See you soon! ;w;
I'm now oceantan.I've been thinking about this for awhile, but, I'm now oceantan~I'm now oceantan.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You're still free to refer to me as oceanchan or whatever, I still don't mind the name, especially considering I've had it for almost ten years now, I am very used to it. This was actually a really hard decision~!
But oceanchan is a little bit weeb, and oceantan is a little more subtle. But in the end, I'm still Ocean, haha uwu
And oceantan can work as like....... like.......tan on your skin. /CLEVER? idk
Yay for new beginnings. *U*/
GAYI bet that caught your attention, now read, peasants! :GAY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Someone asked me this question on tumblr:
your are so nice and talented hehe btw im just curious, do you also like boys? hehe i asks cuz i see on your page that you like 1 direction too "
"woooh look at me flaming bisexual! LOL funny question. To be honest, i don't really say it that way. Reason? I see people as people. I don't see them as boys or girls, or thin or overweight, or tall or short. I see people as people and I'm attracted to them by more personal attributes such as personality. I guess if that considers me being attracted to the male species then so be it. I never really cared, or talked about it, but yes I guess so! I am a 12 year old girl when it comes to 1D , I cant help myself, sorry lol. I grew up mainly being around females so i guess that made me more of an androgynous character and have certain attractions to guys. I just think this whole topic is so over thought, however, which makes me feel dumb
Blogging Tutorial Series [update]Hur, hur, long time no post and it's been already one month since the last one. Well, I guess that's better than spamming you guys with senseless journal entries.Blogging Tutorial Series [update]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today a little educational update for you and especially for people, who want to use markers and/or people, who want to learn a little bit about colour theory, or both. ^_~
I started to write bite-size colouring tutorials for the Letraset blog. You'll get to see new art plus you'll get a 'hybrid tutorial' consisting of a bit of colour theory, a walkthrough and how to use markers. ^^
For the interested kids, click here: http://letrasetblog.com/tutorials/analogous-colour-scheme-part1/. Part 2 and 3 are here: http://letrasetblog.com/manga/analogous-colour-scheme-part-2/ and http://letrasetblog.com/manga/analogous-colour-scheme-part-3/.
Part 4 is now online: http://letrasetblog.com/manga/analogous-colour-scheme-part-4/.
Spread the word! *haha*
PS: I think I should do a separate list at some point with all the tutor
Re: DerpyStolen from an anonymous poster on 4chan's new pony board /mlp/:Re: Derpy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I learned that somepony who looks a little different, and may be a little clumsy at times (despite always doing their best), is *unquestionably* mentally challenged.
Instead of 'loving', 'tolerating', or more importantly, 'accepting' these ponies, and then teaching our young fillies to do the same, we should just fix these undesirable imperfections and hope that they will bring less attention to themselves.
Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle."
io9!Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Vimeo | Youtube | Linkedin | Gif-club | Pixiv | Instagramio9!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bishojou Senshi Dark Knight made it onto io9 XD
Hmm I keep getting these few questions. So... FAQ time
Where do you work? Where did you learn?
Um I don't work anywhere! (I assume most people are talking about within the animation industry..)
but I would like to do something animation/storyboarding related. Gotta get better!
I kinda taught myself to animate.
Commission InfoStatus: OPENCommission Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read my Terms of Service before commissioning: http://sta.sh/02t3alunc99
Comment on this journal or send a note to commission!
Prices were recently updated on: 2/17/2015
To-do list: http://sta.sh/01b3gj8ynzsr
$1.00 = 100
Do not complain about my prices. If you don't like them, don't buy.
If there is a type of drawing you would like to commission me for, but do not see it listed here, feel free to ask!
Additional characters are 1/2 the original price + plus 5 if it comes out an odd number.
Adding a speed paint will cost 500 points ($5.00). If you do not specify a song, I will choose.
Prices are listed Feral // Anthro // Human
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-13-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-13-20151 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMarch 13, 2015
Chinese Dragon Shirts!
Commission Prices (OUT OF DATE)!!***NOTE: These commission prices are out of date. Will update with accurate info soon. Commissions are closed!Commission Prices (OUT OF DATE)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
***NOTE: With the exception of dA icons, large wings are automatically $10 extra.
Commission: Aledles by bananamantisCommission: Catkisses by bananamantisGift Art: Tsubelle by bananamantisViluna + Vixsun icon by bananamantisinelis icon by bananamantisCommission: FeatheredCritter by bananamantis
MEDIUM/LARGE SIMPLE (No/Minimal Shading): $25+
Beginning of the Downward Spiral...Today...... is a f#$&ed up day in my life.Beginning of the Downward Spiral...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm 22, and I've begun my decaying process...
My finals are coming up and I so did not need this right now. -_-
Me: "Oh dear God! I'm getting old! WHAT DO I DO!?"
My 10-Year-Old Sister: "you need to get a girlfriend."
its not a damn saga!!!!i mean wow, i get an email that apparently people started referring this thing as a sage!!!its not a damn saga!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
then i went and googled it and ill be damned, epparently it is on some e hentai thing and there they named it the shiniez saga,,,
why anyone would go there to look for this is beyond me as this is where the updates come the earliest, but , i honestly dont mind it all being reposted there.. burt for crying out loud
its not a fucking saga! XD
only time i ever mentioned the word saga was in the joking title of a single strip spoofing that other pretentious "saga"
i am not a pretentious douche, i am merely an asshole, so i do not write sagas XD
and now that i vented .. im off to sketch the rest of the next update page. it is takin me a bit more time with all the current hectic preparations of my other comic, but new update will see the light of day quite soon!
just a general faq on printed sunstonejust want to have a journal to link to people who are curios as i just lack the time to answer everybodyjust a general faq on printed sunstone1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1 yes sunstone will be sold in printed forrm as a series of books
2 each chapter will be 1 comic issue
3 i am currently finalizing printing arrangements
4 printed versions will feature improved art and writing, by art i mean obvious tweaks in anatomy , inking and so on, by writing i mean streamlined while keeping true to the material and at times better worded... with less typos....
I DIDN'T SAY NO TYPOS!
5 SUNSTONE WILL GENERALLY HAVE ABOUT 22 CHAPTERS
6 you might say it will be a sort of a 4 big parts to the story
first is the story of ally and lisa to a certain point, called sunstone
second is a story of alan and anne which will last about till chapter 12. ally and lisa will very much be featured in it vbut the focus will be shifted. subtitle of this one will be mercy
third will be about marion and james subtitled...not sure yet XD
Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Bill Murray: Can A Painting Save A Life?
Bill Murray by chunkslayer
Sometimes a painter’s vision expresses and inspires what the zen philosopher’s words can only define and describe.
When remarkable lives defined by success and abundance are reviewed from their beginnings, it is remarkable that the narrowest of paths, sometimes a precarious balancing between life a
MEGA POKEMON (Updated)I DON'T KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THISMEGA POKEMON (Updated)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'M REALLY CONFLICTED NOW
Okay, okay, calm down...it's just a game.
There really isn't enough information yet and I'm still getting Pokemon X/Y regardless
I'm just having all these emotions this morning. First Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 48 and now this...
Also, I'm enjoying all these reactions.
Oh, the gameplay video is up. Now that I've seen Mega Pokemon in action, it's actually pretty cool.
New Fun Pokemon Challenge!Hello again! Right now we ( mello and snappy) want to host another fun challenge.New Fun Pokemon Challenge!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We want you to draw your pokemon self. Pokesona, Pokemon persona. whatever you want to call it!
A lot of you might already have one, submit that picture or perhaps you want to refresh and draw it again. It's good to start a new sometimes!
Your pokesona could be a favorite one , could be a pokemon that actually looks like you, maybe a pokemon that shares personality traits with you!
Yet again, there is no dead line to these challenges. And these challenges are no contest either! We are only challenging you draw what the theme is!
The purpose is just to have fun and share your works with people in or observing the challenge!
And! ( the section bellow will be removed later)
Before you think the previous challenge is over, it's not!
People can be so stupid >:UThis is nothing related to art or anything, but you know one thing I hate about the way people think is how people think that Asians who wear makeup ... are trying to look like white people LOL. No one has told me that personally before, but I see a lot of comments on videos or pictures of Asians wearing makeup being criticized for trying to look like white people 8UPeople can be so stupid >:U3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all.. there ARE Asians who go to the extent of having plastic surgery to have big eyes and they color their hair to lighter shades. Okay. These are called BEAUTY STANDARDS JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER CULTURE HAS;; Would I personally ever get plastic surgery? No. = u = but I do color my hair every year, so am I trying to be a white person? LOL
YESJust like EVERYONE else in the world, everyone sees being pretty or beautiful in different ways with certain features more desirable than others... BUT APPARENTLY IF ASIANS WANT TO LOOK PRETTY AND ENHANCE CERTAIN FEATURES IT MEANS THEY'RE TRYING TO LOOK WHITE L