Storyboard Portfolio Advice by Pixar's Ted MathotHow do you put together a great Storyboard Artist portfolio? Pixar Story Artist Ted Mathot has some great advice...Storyboard Portfolio Advice by Pixar's Ted Mathot2 years ago in Personal More Like This
House Doodle VideoIf you haven't seen it yet, check out the Video on YoutubeHouse Doodle Video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nickelodeon's changing job requirements...Looks like Nickelodeon is easing up on their usual policy of 3-5 years experience needed for storyboarding jobs. I know that always frustrates new artists trying to get in to the field. A new job post separates the requirements into "Basic Quaifications" (which I assume means that they're required) and "Desired qualifications" (Which sounds to me like its preferred, but not a deal-breaker). Now they desire only 1 year of experience, but they add: "and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience." The bottom line is that studios just want someone good and reliable, but they don't want to swim through an ocean of amateurish portfolios from people that are clearly not prepared for the job.Nickelodeon's changing job requirements...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
see http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MTVNETWORKS&cws=1&rid=6392 and http://nickanimationstudio.com/jobs/current-openings/
The Game Behind a Good StoryPrevious articles revealed tricks to snag reader interest- but what keeps that spark alive?The Game Behind a Good Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When a promising concept with sparkling characters goes soggy midway through the story, when readers leave in disgust, what exactly is happening? How can wildly fantastical movies with spaceships, dragons, and magic be considered perfectly plausible, only to be condemned as 'unrealistic' over the most mundane of details?
For the answer we're putting down Finnigan's Wake and picking up Super Metroid. Because there's something necessarily inherent to games that reveals the secret of a satisfying story.
There are plenty of things that might ruin a game- but violate this one sacred principle, and you can make the experience universally detested by players.
Games require rules.
Now, a quick aside: In various circles that's a hotly contested assertion. Some are quick to declare that 'game' means anything anyone wants, and definitions somehow suppress creative expr
Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
Critiquing Critiquing StoryStory: Turns out you're doing it wrong.Critiquing Critiquing Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone is- and what's more, anyone who tries to make a foray into storytelling without having mastery over their efforts merits endless scorn.
I've had the privilege of sharing advice with some other creators of late, and seen some of the (usually anonymous) criticism being leveled at their work. It's noteworthy for being intense, superficially sophisticated, and misguided.
Now, there are two kinds of creators out there. Those who don't give a fig for what other people think, and dismiss all criticism out of hand.
...Those creators tend not to improve.
Then there are those who care about the quality of their work, take pains to make it enjoyable for others, and are receptive to feedback.
These individuals have the most potential as writers, and are also most vulnerable to their efforts being permanently deformed by vindictive critique.
They'll be assured their characters are flat cutout
That Explains Why...!That Explains Why...!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Credit goes to Brawkinthefamily.com. I randomly found this on Facebook and couldn't help but share it.
The animated version will make full sense of the joke but deviantART couldn't display animated GIF's of this nature on journals. Click here to see Tail's butt in action! lol
Anyways I've just finished penciling pages 3 & 4 to Sonic Boom: Unwrapped! I'm pretty chuffed with the results. = ) Right now I'll have to get my ass back into uni-work mode - got some assignments to finish off. Enjoy your week everyone!
Burnbot Wants Revenge!
I Got The Masterplan!!
It's been raining all day in San Francisco. I couldn't do much other than draw... And this is what I came up with!
Anyways, after watching 'The Wind Rises' with Svend Joscelyne (aka Dreadknux, creator of The Sonic Stadium and
Film + Animation DD Suggestion GuidelinesHello and Welcome to the DD Suggestion Guide for the Film & Animation Galleries. These galleries are currently run by TimberClipse and kingmancheng.Film + Animation DD Suggestion Guidelines2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please take a look below to see the rules and suggestions we have for suggesting Daily Deviations.
We can only feature a deviant every six monthsDeviations must be part of the Film & Animation GalleryThe deviation must contain work created by the person(s) uploading the deviation. Any additional material you such as images, music and all other content that isn't produced by you must be cleared with the proper licence and permissions.
Please only send a suggestion to one of the community volunteersWe will not feature all suggestions that are sent, but please don't keep that from sending us more! If you suggest, we will include your name unless you specifically request that we keep the s
Icon raffle+1 year of pixels+ WINNERSUpdate winnersIcon raffle+1 year of pixels+ WINNERS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
awwwwwwwww THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SWEET MESSAGES ;; AA ;;!!<333
I'm sooo happy ;; u ;;!!<3333
wow 903 numbers ;///; THANKS AGAIN SGSFSGS ; w ; *cries* <333
The winners on 903 numbers are:
:iconOhSquishy: :iconPinkLoliCat: :iconnikutsuki:
Congratulationssssssssssss ;; v ;;!!<3333333333
The journal raffle is closed
Hiiiii > u <
I wanted to do another free icon raffle because today is 'one year of activity on DA' (I joined this site 2 years ago but I've been active only since last year <33) ; w ; 1 year of icons and pixels <33
One year ago I received my first DD and many wonderful things happened after it ;w; I wish to thank you again to being so supportive *hugs*
For all the gifts I received, kind notes, messages ;v; for the sweet and encouraging words <333 Thank you so much ;/////; <3333
You don't know how much mean to me when I receive a sweet gift or a kin
Realistic pokeball contest ! UPDATEDI announce the contest of the realistic pokeball !Realistic pokeball contest ! UPDATED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's for my 40k views
So, the goal of this contest is to made a pokeball with the character into (pokemon, OC or others).
At the 7 of november, I will announce 3 winners and after you will vote for one.
What you must do ?
If you want submit your entry you must talk about this contest in your journal (with a thumb);
Make a comment in this journal with the link of your entry and the name of the character you have choose;
And that all
You can make 2 entry maximum per deviant.
I'm sorry to say, I wouldn't give some points cause I haven't money in this time
First : Feature and a big surprise
Second : Feature
Third : Feature
The winner will be featured by :
On my website http://www.jonathanjod.fr and my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Jonathanjo.D
I hope you will make the bests and originals POKEBALLS !!!
Back from EB Expo 2013Hiya Ryceballs, I was at EB Expo 2013 last weekend to help out my friend Carlton on promoting his game Cell Surgeon. For more info on the game you can check out the company's facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/injoylabs I had free tickets to go for all three days, it was quite tiring because on two days it was from 9 in the morning till 9 at night.. yeah it was crazy. But it was fun none the less, got to try out many games and consoles including the PS4, Xbone, new Wii U games, Octodad, Knack, Beyond 2 souls, Pokemon Xandy as well as retro games such as Goldeneye and Super Mario. Now before I went to the Expo, I had no mercy for the Xbone, with their whole controversial decisions a couple of months back, I was not even gonna try out the xbone because of that. But... theres less people in the Microsoft area.. and there was a game that I really wanted to play, the game being KILLER INSTINCT, so I played it (many many times) and I gota say this could be my favouriBack from EB Expo 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
* MY 400 POINTS GIVEAWAY * - closed :)Hi there,* MY 400 POINTS GIVEAWAY * - closed :)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Because my deviantART page is very new I thought I would encourage people to add me to their watchlist. I am giving away 400 points to a random person on my watchlist. So basically all you need to do to enter is add me to your watchlist and write a comment on this journal saying you would like to enter. Sharing this journal, favouriting it, or adding a link to this giveaway to your journal would be appreciated too.
Also, would people prefer more chances to win some points or just one person get 400 points? I could have 4 lots of 100 points, 8 lots of 50 points, or one lot of 400? I will give the points away in the way that is most popular to you guys. I will choose a winner/s at random from the comments on this journal on the 17th of October.
Have a good day everyone
p.s. If anyone ever wants advice or help on their work feel free to leave me a comment with a link to your work a
Symbol(s) for the non Premium DeviantsHello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.Symbol(s) for the non Premium Deviants2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to
Bambu #01Hola a todos! me es grato anunciarles mi primer proyecto como diseñadora: Bambú.Bambu #013 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bambú es una revista (nombre derivado de la fonética de "Wacom Bamboo") dedicada a exhibir el talento de aspirantes, estudiantes y recién egresados de ilustración, principalmente chilenos, y contar experiencias de vida de como ellos van dando lo mejor de si para surgir en el rubro.
Si bien esto partió como un simple certamen de la U todas las entrevistas que tuve con diversas personas, de diversas regiones y diversos países me motivaron a continuar! Si bien esta edición es de solo 20 hojas (por un tema de lucas pues tenía que imprimir maqueta y blah blah), la próxima será más larga, con más imágenes y, quizás más secciones.
Bueno, acá les dejo el Link! http://issuu.com/claudiapozo/docs/bambu
Espero les guste y la sigan mes a mes C: pueden sugerir cosas, sugerir artistas, estoy abierta a todo tipo de recomendaciones.
Un saludo enorme!
Adventure Contest! Win up to 1000 points!Participants: Bare in mind that the contest ends tonight (11:59:59 (PT), September 12)!!! Don't miss your chance to submit your entry! Good luck everyone!Adventure Contest! Win up to 1000 points!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone! My student visa has been issued which means that there are no more doubts about me going abroad as an exchange student next semester UK, I'll be there soon! So, in light of these epic news, I've decided to create an event related to what I'm going through right now hahaha Hence, the creation of this "Adventure" contest!
Here's all the info you need to know
The theme is "ADVENTURE"
All art mediums are welcome (photography, animation, digital & traditional art, literature, you name it ^^). I'll judge accordi
Very Exquisite icons and DA Hub:icontuzkistarsplz::icontuzkidontknowplz::iconallmyloveplz::iconbrightfutureplz::iconheadmassageplz::icontuzkiflailplz::iconmingflailplz::icontuzkiyesplz::iconyush1plz::icontouchplz::icondivaplz::iconprussiadivaplz::iconjoshuadivaplz::iconwtfbbqplz::iconfliptable::icontuzkiheadbangplz::icontuzkipwnageplz::icontuzkimusicplz::icontuzkistrokeplz::iconslickmovesplz::icontuzkiupplz::icontuzkibdayplz::icontuzkidance2plz::icontuzkiblushplz::iconrabbit-kun::iconamandathestampede::iconyonplz::icontuzkibyeplz::icontuzkicryplz::icontuzkisweatdropplz::iconhelloplz::icontuzkikiss1plz::icontuzkikiss2plz::icontuzkipoofplz::icontuzkistabplz::icontuzkikickplz::iconlisteningtotunesplz::iconinsanesadplz:Very Exquisite icons and DA Hub3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All hail Tuzki and his bunny shenanigans. No seriously these icons are just too cool if not for their sheer number XD
Also, :icondahub: is giving to people who watch, give llamas, and fav other people's work. So feel free to check them out~
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY USE THESE TU
Contest! Draw Sophie and get a MH Drawing!What is this contest about?:Contest! Draw Sophie and get a MH Drawing!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw my doll Sophie
you can draw her chibi, realistic or in your own style, but her face must be always visible and you must draw her joints. She is a doll, I wouldn't like her to look like she wasn't. This means you MUST draw her joints, but you can draw her with any expression, like if she was alive.
You can draw her with the clothes she has in the photos or even design your own clothes for her, so you have total freedom about it.
how many drawings can I do for this contest?:
As many as you want without limit, as long as they are 100% original and finished (full colored). No work in progress, no drawings in striped paper.
Traditional or digital?:
Both are accepted
Please, be original:
Don't steal other people's drawings, don't use bases, and please, don't just copy a photo T_T
You may use a photo as a reference, but don't traze it.
If you do, you will be kicked out from the co
Heatbish's First Perler Bead DeviantArt Giveaway!Hello everyone!Heatbish's First Perler Bead DeviantArt Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I started being more active on DeviantArt, I've gotten a lot of support and love for the work that I do. I humbly appreciate this from the bottom of my heart, so I would like to give back to everyone by doing a small giveaway! Here are the details.
How do I enter?
Just favorite this journal! You don't have to watch me, or comment even. Of course, those are both appreciated -- but for this instance, not necessary.
What's the prize?
One lucky winner will receive a small perler bead art of their choice! They can choose from Pokemon, My Little Pony, Mario, Legend of Zelda, or anything 8-bit that can be beaded out! This comes with the free attachment of your choice -- magnet, necklace, silk cord hang, ornament, or keychain! Or plain. Whatever you'd like! I will even pay the shipping -- including international. So this giveaway is literally for everyone and costs you nothing to enter!~
Contest will end in 1 week, on March 10th, 6:30 PM EST ex
Beyond ThunderPoneBeyond ThunderPone2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, why does My Little Pony keep giving Pinkie Pie vehicles? Two cars, a balloon, a train, and a parade float? I love Pinkie, but folks take their lives in their hooves by crossing the streets of Ponyville!
PLZes of PONIES DISCORDPLZes of PONIES 4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's try this againLooks like the first Amethyst of Gemworld short airs this Saturday morning, along with Black Lighting during DC Nation on Cartoon Network!Let's try this again3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a preview!
1500+ Point Giveaway! (Closed) Winners :1500+ Point Giveaway! (Closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congrats to the two winners!
Also, thank you for all the support, sweet and kind comments. I have gained good friends and I feel really good to give away the points! I'll try to do point give away contests as often as I can, so, stay tuned! Hehe. Also, if you watched me just for the contest, I respectfully asked you not to :/ This was for the people who have respected my art and enjoy my art! ^v^ It's sort of rude just to watch someone for a contest giveaway, but, thank you to all my new watchers and old watchers. We've been through thick and thin together and I am proud to say I love you all! Thanks for 1k watchers, I love you sososo much! Don't feel bad for losing either, I am here for support too. I'll try to reply to all the comments if I can soon! Anyways, hope you have a nice day! - Emmy
New Contest! Underwater World - Prize update!Contest Reminder!New Contest! Underwater World - Prize update!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The next contest is about underwater world. Everything you can imagine to this theme!
Join our 5th Contest of the group!
Show us your art creation about an underwater world. Show us your lost cities, your mermaids or whatever you can imagine!
Be creative and show effort!
These visual medias are allowed:
submit here: http
Site Update: This Deviant Watches YouIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: This Deviant Watches You3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This Deviant Watches You
A new feature has been added to the Profile Pages of deviants who watch you! When visiting another person's profile, a "Watches You" bubble will now appear next to their +Watch button if they are watching you.
The ability to see if a deviant is watching you is a feature that has been requested frequently in the past by deviants, and it was rated highly on the new Suggestion Forum. We are happy to implement this feature and we hope it'll give more conte