Advice on becoming a better artistI get asked by a lot of younger artists (and moms and grandmothers) for advice on getting better and becoming a professional comic artist. Hopefully this will help. Ask me more questions if I'm not clear enough and I'll try to post more about what I think makes a good artist and how to become a professional in the comic industry.Advice on becoming a better artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you're not already aware, I'm a self-taught artist with little to no schooling on the subject. I thought I knew how to draw when I was a kid and I thought that drawing from shapes and building your characters out of forms was stupid. I don't know what the proper term for this is so I'm going to refer to it as construction drawing or under drawing throughout this post. My parents had purchased me some how to draw books, I also went to art class, and both of these tried to get me to use construction drawing techniques. Unfortunately I didn't understand the value of it and thus rejected it. I didn't need to build a tiger out of blocks, circles,
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Based on 2 tutorials, I have given you a view about Worbla's Finest Art.
Today I want to bring you his little brother closer:
Worbla's DECO Art
For all american friends: it is similar to Friendly Plastic. Nevertheless I want to show you the handling of this material closer.
The Worbla materials work similar. A second tutorial on Worbla's Deco Art will come soon, too.
Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The tragedy of owning a motorcycle is that it sometimes must be “driven” instead of “ridden.” One must occasionally “drive” one’s bike to the store for a loaf of bread or to execute some other mundane activity unworthy of being a “motorcycle rider.” One is meant to ride, not drive, a bike—as it were a contentious beast forever being tamed. A bike should not be just a vehicle for the conveyance of bodies and materials. Riding should be transformative. A rider becomes one with the natural world being riven in twain by the wake of his bike’s passing. A rider becomes a living metaphor. A rid
JohnSu goes to AX 2013Hey guys, sorry I took so long! This year I'm going to try something a little different and not Flash-dependent. I wasn't really sure how much I was gaining by making the pages squiggly and separated by animated transitions, so without further adieu, here's my report on this year's Anime Expo, now with alt-text! (hover mouse on image for commentary)JohnSu goes to AX 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
My biggest regret this year was being too busy and not getting around the artist alley more and visiting people and panels. Thanks to everyone who visited, and sorry to everyone who I didn't visit (or visited only very briefly)! I feel really rude in retrospect. I also feel like I didn't really get to see much of what AX had to offer this year by confining myself to my table for most of it.
Next year I hope to have some sort of book-type product at my table, but knowing myself, I will probably either give up or miss deadlines again and you'll see a repeat of the first two images in the report.
MAN, I sure got tired of drawing myself.
1000 Watchers Thank-You Giveaway! *Winners*As promised sonikku10 gets a journal feature!1000 Watchers Thank-You Giveaway! *Winners*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Wow, my very first time that I feature other people's art!
Edited: September 25, 2013
Thank you everyone for participating!
Here are the winners!
:iconSpellsGal: will get 100 points... [link]
:iconsonikku10: will get a selection feature... [link]
Edited: September 17, 2013
For me 1000 is a huge number. I honestly never thought I would get this many watchers. I am very h
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In the last tutorial I showed you how to work with Worbla's Finest Art and Worbla's Deco Art.
And it goes even further with Worbla.
Today I want to tell you the theme "coloring".
Worbla can be simple paint, varnish or spray. But what only few people know, you can even color Worbla's Deco Art.
So let's go:
What do you need:
- Worbla's Deco Art
- all other basic materials you needed, see
February skin LIPPO (commisshion list update)COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSEDFebruary skin LIPPO (commisshion list update)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
._____. Commissions will soon be closed. It's not even been two days and I got a lot of messages from you all and almost all commissions slots were filled. I am very happy.
But as you know with that number of commissions I can easily get lost or it is easy to mess something. So thats why here is important note:
1.I will soon note you all to let you know about your place in queue and a simple question what is the commission. (not a description) just what it is.
2. I will ask for description when it comes closer to drawing, please don't send me descriptions before I ask for them because I am going to loose it and we want to avoid it
3. I have a special questionarry for character sheets. You will be asked to fill it when it will get closer to your commission. Please don't fill it before you get a note from me.
4. I hate to sound that formal ._.
Now a small break because I want to talk about Lippo
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Hello and welcome to my second tutorial. I made this one especially for Thomas today.
Here are some pictures on "How to use Worbla's"
But first: What is Worbla's?
Worbla's Finest Art is a thermoplastic that's ultra cosplayer-friendly. It cuts easily with a knife or a pair of scissors.
Realm of Fantasy FeaturesI know I *just* wrote an entry, but I really wanted to spend a minute spouting off about one of my favorite clubs here on dA. Realm-of-Fantasy has tons of amazing and talented artists whose work I just adore. And not only do they host some of the most talented people on dA, but they have weekly polls to select images for the next feature. So if you're like me and you don't have time to look at every upload, you can vote in these polls and see some of the most exemplary work uploaded that week. And if you're even more pressed for time, just read the journals, where they post the images selected in the polls.Realm of Fantasy Features8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some of this art is so stunningly beautiful and inspiring! Here are some of my favorites that I found either via related deviations or through the club itself.
Colorful Chibi Giveaway Winner: AspintacularUpdate2: The winner is 85. Aspintacular! Everyone, thank you so much for entering!Colorful Chibi Giveaway Winner: Aspintacular1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Update: I have something to do on the 10th so I'm ending it earlier instead. It's a simple raffle so less time'll do!
Since my lotto idea was against the rules (THANK YOU volantium FOR LETTING ME KNOW I RLY DO APPRECIATE IT ah i don't want to get banned again) I'll have another giveaway instead because u guys r all lovely ppl muah
Colorful chibi 1 chara
colored picture references only, no description references
cute/pretty etc characters only
TO ENTER JUST FAVE THIS JOURNAL THAT'S IT and i will choose fairly by random.org with my friend's help
if you don't reply within 24 hours to my note I'll have to hop to another winner plz don't make me do that i'd feel rly bad U CAN LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW THAT YOU'LL NEED 48 HOURS INSTEAD
Giveaway ends 08/05/13 (saturday PST 10:00 pm)
INFO TO ALL COMMISSIONERSINFO TO ALL COMMISSIONERS8 months ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED
I have some important information for the commissioners that are still on the list waiting for their commissions.
I have had a lot of trouble lately with proper contanct and some other issues between me and my customers. So I thought to make mine and your life easier I will write down what's the most common problems that appears and that I ask you to avoid if possible:
1. Not reading my notes - I always write + - the same thing to all of commissioners. I'm giving a thumb of charcter questionarry and I always write this:
And very important: PLEASE write the answers to that questionarry in a comment under the questionarry.
With two spaces between the lines to make it more visible. 8 people out of 10 people sent me note back with character description .____.
2. Giving me references that you don't like - I ask for the references only if commissioner likes those references. And it happened to me before that I did the sketch or heads
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Welcome to my second Worbla's Finest Art tutorial.
Today I want to show you how you can use Worbla's Finest Art for sculpturs and more.
Two more tutorials about Worbla's will come soon.
And don't forget my first tutorial with varnish and paint it: ❤ http://fav.me/d5eo48a ❤
Chatlog: Maullar Explains The LawSo the Huffington Post ran an article today entitled: Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers, Smart Phones In The State Through Internet Cafe Ban: Lawsuit. Funny little story, shows how backwards they are down in America's ol' dong, right? The only problem is, Florida did nothing of the sort. The law that's being challenged applies to "slot machines," which the amended statute defines as:Chatlog: Maullar Explains The Law1 year ago in Personal More Like This
any machine or device or system or network of devices that is adapted for use in such a way that, upon activation, which may be achieved by, but is not limited to, the insertion of any piece of money, coin, account number, code, or other object or information,such device or system is directly or indirectly caused to operate or may be operated and if the user, whether by application of skill or by reason of any element of chance or any other outcome unpredictable by the user, may
Tifa Lockhart cosplayIt's tomorrow guysTifa Lockhart cosplay1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Stay tuned for pictures <3
January skin Targa: NoetherJanuary skin Targa: Noether1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FAQ: Do you have waiting list?
1. I don't have any, so if you'd be interested in commissioning me, please let me know via note 29th of January
2. What time 29th? - midnight 28th my zone time which is european time +2
Commission Info and Prices are updated.
So here's January skin and it shows my O'c Noether. She is a harpy. Harpies in my story are antagonists but this one is an exception. She is sarcastic and ironic but kind and warm when you know her better. She is self proclaimed member of Nebula's group in the begining. She simply finds herself comfortable in the group (probably).
She first appear traveling alone with her daughter Olle in the forests, far away from the mountains where harpies live.
She is later on accepted by the group. Noether is a good mother. I'd like to highlight that it is VERY difficult to be Olle's mother. Olle i
Best of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan ArtBest of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan Art6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The best of the best: Fan art of Zelda's Majora's Mask.
Majora's by Gahiko
Majora's Mask (Fan Poster) by Image-Six
Skull Kid - Majoras Mask by kit-a-ga-wa
MM: Fierce Deity VS Majora by KurkoBoltsi
Majora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiioMajora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiio
Majora's Mask by KirstyCarter
Majora's Mask by Arabesque91 DoA: Playing With The Moon by Orioto
The Skull Kid by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask: The Clockworks by EternaLegend
Majoras Mask: The Moon by MaxGrecke
Full Moon by Sabretoontigers
Majora's Beast by JohnnyCagoMajora by JohnnyCagoThe clocktown puppeteer by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask by CindyAA
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Que mierda acabo de hacer .___.
eso pasa por andar feliz (???)
2014 Cosplay + FeaturesGood afternoon~2014 Cosplay + Features8 months ago in Personal More Like This
WonderCon was AMAZING! I haven't gone since 2010 and going this year was a bit spur-of-the-moment; I had just over a month to plan out everything. Phavorianne and I cosplayed together for much of the con, so expect lots of pictures of us soon!
On another note, my work schedule might be wonkadoo well into the fall. I'm not sure which days I might be able to take off yet. So it's very difficult for me to schedule costume plans. (Not to mention that entire weekend blocks like Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend are off-limits for vacation days, so if you're working, you're working and that's it.) As you guys have seen, I just finished my revamped Super Metroid Samus and a 1950s-inspired Catwoman (designed by the very talented DenisM79 ) and my next project will hopefully be a Sniper Viera from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Anything after that is total guesswork, but hopefully it will be followed by Paine from Final Fantasy X-2!
Parenting win?http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/171129708772Parenting win?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I think not. This mother loses all credit at "Your bitchy little friend's faces"
It is one thing to dislike your child's friends, it is another to insult them like a the bitchy little girl you are calling them.
I'm all for selling the tickets due to being lied to. But spewing shit like that, pretty much telling your daughter that the reason most of her friends were born was because their parents whored around at their age.
Telling your daughter's friends that their mothers were whores is why they have no father to send a father's day card home to?
No I do not find this description funny. I do not find this a parenting win. I do agree with selling the tickets to teach the child a lesson. A simple, adult description about why they are being sold, I could agree with.
But insulting your child, your child's friends and the -MOTHERS- you likely don't know the first shit about? No, t
Boobs..Did that get your attention? Good. This is QuietBoobs..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Quiet has a lot going for her. She's pretty, her boobs are not gigantic, she carries a sniper rifle that is totally bad ass, she will appear in an upcoming game series I love.
She has caused a huge fucking stur in the gaming world because of the way she is dressed.
Okay, Hideo Kojima, the Daddy of gaming trolls has said that he meant to make her "Erotic" and later said that the word he meant was sexy.
And people are claiming they wanted her to look this way to sell figurines. Please show me the proof of this, because I have followed this game since it was by some "unknown" company by some "unknown" producer who was clearly Heido Kojima in a bad blonde wig with an even worse blonde mustache.
At least do some research on Kojima. He's a troll, he is the monster of trolls. Snake being a character in MGS2 would no
From the mouth of babesPatty: I like peoples, they are nice.From the mouth of babes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Me: What about the not so nice peoples?
Patty: Not so much.
Me: What if they are nice later, maybe they had a bad day?
Patty: ~seems to be thinking~ Okay, I like them.
Me: Please keep that, sweetie. But some peoples may always be not so nice.
Patty: Maybe they just need a nice peoples to smile at them?
My three year old, understanding the way the world should work better than most adults.
Happy Retirementhttp://kotaku.com/hayao-miyazaki-is-retiring-1236597463Happy Retirement1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am sad, but I am happy, let me explain. This soul, and his studio brought us some of the most memorable anime and stories in existence. This man's long career is loaded with great stories and wonderful memories for the man and the ones who loved him. He has earned, and more than deserves his retirement.
Thank you for
My Neighbor Totoro
Ni No Kuni
The Cat Returns
Howl's Moving Castle.
And so many more stories I have not mentioned. Thank you for memeories, for laughs, for the tears.
Thank you, Hayao Miyazaki for the art.
Have a happy retirement, you beautiful soul. I will never forget you.
Tifa returns!Tifa strikes back and soon there will be new photoshoots! ^_^Tifa returns!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A New StartFirst I would like to stress that this is NOT an april fools joke, it's just a coincidence that it's april fools dayA New Start9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm back after months of feeling like crap and being a scared little girl, but i'm still scared. None-The-Less, i'm back. But just to say I'm going to move accounts (i wont deactivate this one) , and that i'm going to abandon my old 'Cutie Moe' type style for a more realistic style, but i might occasionaly draw some cute stuff (i don't hate it i just prefer other things)
I wont be leaving deviantart because there's too much awesome art here for me to stop looking.
so my new account for my new style will be this one::iconthe-little-minion:
if anyone still likes me enough to follow me >.>
I've said and done a lot of stupid things on this account and i will try my hardest not to repeat those things on my new account.
This means i will be communicating less, since the more i communicate, the more i say stupid and rude things..
And i'm also going