5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)5 Fundamental Skills Every Artist Should Master5 Fundamental Skills (by Bobby Myers)1 year 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
DashCon - How not to do a conventionIt seems like every week there’s a new convention going on, and this was no different. DashCon (purportedly the largest gathering of tumblr uses to date), was happening this weekend and... well... it fell apart in many gloriously horrible ways.DashCon - How not to do a convention7 months ago in Personal More Like This
First there were accusations of scamming, as the convention owners crowd-sourced $17,000 to secure the venue (which should’ve been done MONTHS in advance). All attempts to contact the hotel have resulted in the hotel saying there was no need to raise that money and that they never received any of it.
Then there were the cancelations. The Welcome to Nightvale people were flown in, but then told they weren’t going to be paid till AFTER they performed for everyone (which is already suspicious) and also told they weren’t getting reimberesed for the hotel, flight, food, etc. So sadly WTNV had to cancel at the last minute, resulting in the convention owners refunding patrons with “an extra hour in the ball pit.” The
f#$k you brain!!!!so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokesf#$k you brain!!!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
i mean even the damn voice!
ParodiesSo here’s the thing. Ever since my “stop doing sexist things” joke in SYAC a while back, there have been a number of parody comics about me and my views floating around tumblr and DA. Granted, parody work of my stuff has been there since the very beginning of SYAC, but these are actual comics themselves not just reskins of my own art.Parodies7 months ago in Personal More Like This
And you know what? That’s perfectly fine. While I will flag work that takes my actual artwork and just changes the text to be derogatory, if you actually make the work yourself... then it’s fine. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. And while I may block people for being assholes to me or my fans, that doesn’t mean I actually want to “censor” their right to speak anywhere else on the internet.
In the past I have tried to use the law to take down certain things. For example, I tried to get KnowYourMeme to remove their user article about me, because it was obviously a carbon-copy of the E
100 points GiveawayResults are out here: LINK100 points Giveaway1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am doing a small social experiment here in dA and would like to get your participation.
This is a social experiment!
I will not take any criticism from you on this experiment
If you do not intend to participate you may leave immediately
The experiment: To analyze the effect of point giveaways in deviantART.
I'll give away 80 points to a lucky winner! And 20 points to the runner up.
Things that you need to do to participate are:
Step1: FAV this article.
Step2: Watch me CypherVisor (Ignore if you already watch me)
Step3: Vote in this poll: LINK
How will the winner(s) be chosen?
A random number generator will be used to choose two random winners (1st time for
Potentially Unpopular Musings Junk DrawerI’ve been saving up a bunch of topics I wanted to talk about, but for some reason haven’t been able to stretch out into full journal discussions. So I’m just gonna lump them all together here in one big “junk drawer” journal to get them out. I’d like to think that these aren’t “unpopular ideas” at all, and just common sense. But as I’ve learned about the internet just believing that women are people is considered a “controversial opinion” so... I’m just gonna lump these all under the idea of “potentially unpopular musings.”Potentially Unpopular Musings Junk Drawer7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Being 100% Objective is Impossible
If there’s one myth I wish I could dispel, it’s that criticism is suppose to be devoid of bias in favor of being objective. While this is a nice sort of unobtainable Buddhist enlightenment concept... it’s just not technically or realistically possible. Everything around us affects our mood, disposition, opi
Devious Journal EntrySo very sorry but I'm out of this debate. I'm taking down this journal (as its my most recent one) to prevent further discussion on a topic I no longer will talk about. I'm out.Devious Journal Entry3 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys make up your own mind on what Gamersgate is. I want nothing to do with either side anymore.
I'll have a more fun journal or something else to go up eventually...
Not ALL BlankI started seeing the “not all ___” retort when it came to feminism. The response was “not ALL men,” usually as an argument to derail any discussion about how badly women are generally treated by the male gender. Since then, the phrase has started to apply to pretty much ANY sub culture/group. “Not ALL Bronies,” “Not ALL gamers,” “Not ALL comic artists” etc, etc. And most recently I saw it when I stated that I didn’t like 4chan because of how vile and vitriolic the website generally is. “Not ALL 4channers” is the gist of the argument. And I think this nonsense needs to stop.Not ALL Blank7 months ago in Personal More Like This
OF COURSE we know that “not all ____” is true. I don’t know anyone who actually believes that ALL men, ALL gamers, ALL 4channers, ALL bronies, etc are evil or bad. But guys... all those things have a reputation, and if that reputation is generally negative then you need to step up and correct it. And to
Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate UpdatesSDCC is finally here and as a result there’s probably gonna be a lot of amazing news dropped over this weekend. As such I just wanted to get some preliminary things out of the way before the bombs drop and obscure everything else.Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate Updates6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a twitter. I’ve actually managed to keep up with it at a fairly reasonable pace, I think. Primarily I’m using it now to comment on things that are too small to make it into my main journals, but too important to pass up. Most of the times it’s just me musing about stuff. You can see the twitter feed above my journal on my DA frontpage (I always list the last 5 posts there), or you can follow me here: https://twitter.com/ADobsonComics
Korra is all digital now
I don’t know why Nickelodeon decided to do this, but they’ve yanked Legend of Korra off the air and are going to be broadcasting the remaining episodes of Season 3 and all of Season 4 on their online streaming service
Real Scientific Danger of My Artistic InfluenceOne of the many complaints lobbed at me is that I have enormous influence on a younger generation and therefor it is incumbent upon me to shape up and fly right so these young tikes get the best artistic advice possible. IE: People worried that my “bad art and methods” are corrupting the next generation of artists and therefor I should stop making art altogether to prevent this.Real Scientific Danger of My Artistic Influence6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Setting aside the ignorant and harmful messages that this sends to young artists (such as the ignorant concept that all young artists only ever follow ONE artistic influence their entire life and aren’t influenced by ALL the art around them at all times), I decided to see how much credibility this “fear” actually had... using MATH.
So I have about 57,790 watchers on DA. I’m not counting other sites like Facebook or my website because there’s obviously some overlap, and some of the people who hate me will fill in that gap. So roughly 57,790 people on the planet watch me.
SBFF exclusive at SDCC!!DC has announced Super Best Friends Forever EXCLUSIVE maquettes for San Diego Comic Con 2013!!! http://www.themarysue.com/super-best-friends-statues/SBFF exclusive at SDCC!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO MEDON'T PANIC!HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO ME1 year ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so a slew of questions that i am pummelled with made me do this.
so here we go.
WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
i am stjepan sejic, a comic and videogame artist designer 3d modeller illustrator, and a comic writer.
yeah... i have a few hobbies XD
in my career i have drawn the following comics
kade sun of perdition, my first comic book outing
darkness levels 1 issue
first born event 3 issues
witchblade.. 30 +issues
broken trinity 3 issues
angelus 6 issues angelus pilot season 1 issue
first born aftermath 1 issue
artifacts about 15ish issues
aphrodite 9 8 issues and going!
and a crapton of covers
dynamite entertainment , a crapton of covers
zenescope entertainment a crapton of covers
marvel a bunch of covers
comics i draw and write
ravine- epic fantasy 1 issue out, 2 about to be published
teen witchblade, adventure/comedy being finished, and issue 1 will be posted here
Ubisoft Bullshit, Nintendo Wins, Link is a girlNow that the E3 dust has started to settle we can focus on some of the stuff that happened earlier this week in more detail.Ubisoft Bullshit, Nintendo Wins, Link is a girl8 months ago in Personal More Like This
When asked about why there was no female playable assassin in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, Ubisoft made the bad decision to try and justify it. They said that a female assassin was planned, but that they didn’t have the resources to implement it because it would’ve require too much extra work and “business is business” after all.
I call bullshit on that. It’s been well known that adding a female character to a game doesn’t increase the budget much (if at all), and many of the same animations and actions can be applied to both male and female characters. Even Jim Sterling addressed this issue (2 years ago) by asking people in the industry how “hard” it is to add female character models and the answer is... not hard at all really:
FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!! CLOSED!!!FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!!FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!! CLOSED!!!5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Since im sorta board right now I will be doing free OC ponies!
-if you can, tip me? in my donation?
-if u give any number of points even 1 ur request will be one of the first posted!
- gore, nudity mature subject
-stealing someone else' OC
-MUST BE UR OWN OC!
-FAVE THIS JOURNAL!
-MAKE A JOURNAL
compilation of preorder info :)compilation of preorder info :)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
i am working on the last 3 to 4 strips of chapter 4, depending on whether they will grow monstrously oversized.
and now, for all of you who are thinking of buying the printed version
second cover is unavailable for now due to a fuckup with solicitation... which happens to me with EVERYTHING XD
but this cover will be made and i will post all the info on this when i get the exact date
for the regular ally/lisa cover version:
i will paste in a journal all the preorder links we gathered so far, thanks everyone who contributed
here is an image comics preordering helper for those who know how to use this
bookdepository has it as well
with apparently free worldwide shipping....how that works is beyond me
now, some important info for people who want to actually buy the printed book , and haven't preordered it
preorders are cruc
happy sunstone day XDso the book came out today,happy sunstone day XD1 month ago in Personal More Like This
i am currently up to my eyeballs in finishing the next one, should be up in 2 days
and then the last one by years end
for those who asked for digital version comixology has it
don't ask me why it is the same price as printed one... i'm just as baffled by that practice
anyhoo, merry christmass, happy holidays, oh and here are some reviews
Fandom... The MusicalPicture this. Suddenly a man in the first doctors costume starts to sing, then a man in a star fleet uniform chimes in while another man quickly comes in dressed as the second doctor and allows the first doctor to take his leave. They are both singing as a man in Jedi robes joins them. They are all singing as a group of wizards along with more Star fleet officers and Jedi knights all surrounding the doctor. Eventually the characters from the Hunger Games, The Chronicles of Narnia, Indiana Jones, Lord Of The Rings, and so many more fandoms join them all in one glorious musical number. Guys. A flash mob. Of this. It would be beautiful.Fandom... The Musical1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tom Bancroft Drawing TIP 1: Drawing equipmentWant to know a TIP on drawing tools for character design? Hit this link and discover the magic and wonder of pencils that I like to draw with!Tom Bancroft Drawing TIP 1: Drawing equipment4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Otto and Victoria Coloring contest WINNERS!thank you all for your colorful entries! i am excited to announce the winners today!Otto and Victoria Coloring contest WINNERS!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
first up is Josh age 6 supmitted by
next the winner of the 13-17 year old category is
and the winner for the 18+ year old category is
each winner will recieve a copy of coloring with your octopus with a random page hand colored by me. please email me your shipping address for your prize to firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you again to all who participated! keep sharing y
sunstone book 1 preorder code just came in!OCT140613sunstone book 1 preorder code just came in!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
and so ... the book can now be preordered...
ahem...dare i say... WOOOOOHOOOOOOO
crap, gotta go back to work, i have one week to finish the additional pages and get the next strip done , wish me luck, sleep is for wimps anyways XD
5 Unanswered QuestionsA few times a week I'll get questions in the form of “notes” on dA, emails, and private messages on Twitter, but I'm sorry to say that I don't normally find the time to answer them. But I've saved the most interesting ones in hopes I'd answer them during a slow work day. That day is today.5 Unanswered Questions5 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Most of these questions are paraphrased, or a mix of two different questions.)
1. You charge way too much for commissions (between $1000-$3000 for 11x17). How do you justify that?
I agree it's a lot of money. When I first started pricing commissions so high, it was for 2 reasons: I only had time for a handful a year, and having a commission list stressed me out. I priced them high so less people would ask. Commissions are nice, but I see it as a short term money game, whereas working on creator-owned properties is more lucrative over time when you think about prints, t shirts, licensing, etc.
The work I put into a 1k commission is the same I'd put into a Batman cover. And I sell B
been a while since i did these XDi sometimes do this daily spitpaint group challenge on facebookbeen a while since i did these XD5 months ago in Personal More Like This
you get a theme and got 30 minutes to paint it
videos aren't necessary but i like making them so...
here is the 30 minute skeleton lord XD
i actually do recommend exercises like these for any would be professional, they help you adjust and balance the speed and quality aspects of your workflow. you won't always get the best results but you will start thinking in new ways while painting
so give it a try if you want to
and yeah...i still havent resolved the microphone issue :/
updatesalmost done with my work here and updates will continue in a few daysupdates9 months ago in Personal More Like This
thank you all for your patience... as these have been a few challenging( not entirely bad) months
death vigil coming this july :)aaand finally the official image comics july solicits are out and alongside many great comics... my li'l pile of undead necromantic fun!death vigil coming this july :)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
so if you wanted to get it, there it is, coming out in july, and i will keep you updated and well teased with upcoming issues material as by the time issue 1 hits...i'll be finishing issue 4 XD
and for those anxious about ravine issue 2 ron is wrapping ut his rewrite of it all finally and i am hoping that in a few days my next journall will be... F&/KYEAH WE SENT IT TO THE DAMN PRINT!
so stay tuned for that XD