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
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 Influence9 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.
Important PointsTHAToneCHICA sent me a note asking me these questions, and I thought the answers would be helpful for everyone else to read too.Important Points3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hi there! I am so very interested in your world of BlueJay! I think the idea is so unique and really interesting! The idea of a person being created for the sole purpose of fighting crime is such a beautiful and bitter idea, it's simply amazing! I love your characters and really like what you're doing with them
But I do have a question... if you can make an artificial hero, can you make artificial villian? Or possibly an artificial hero gone rogue. Is it even possible for an artificial hero to go rogue? O_o?
And is there a limit for what powers are given to these heroes? Like... hypotheically, if they wanted to, could they create an overpowered superbeing? Or is there a set limit to the amount of amazing-ness given into one artificial body?
I'm sorry my questions so long (and random XS), so don't feel any rush to respond!
Again, I love the whole id
FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!! CLOSED!!!FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!!FREE OC PONY REQUESTS!!! CLOSED!!!8 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
sunstone book 2 preorder listsunstone book 2 preorder list3 months ago in Personal More Like This
so, sunstone volume 2 is officially announced for april
aaand this time i won't be an idiot XD
i should explain XD
last year i made a comic called death vigil. issue 1 sold relatively well.
and then i fucked up hard XD
see, i never knew that preorders regulate print runs for indie books. yeah turns out if you don't have movie money behind you you don't print that many issues because you are likely going to lose money XD
so as i didn't know about importance of preorders, i never mentioned them to fans and readers...
this reflected on the printrun of issue 2...and we underprinted.
aaand issue 2 became very hard to find and the book started tanking XD
irony was people wanted to buy it, it was just that there weren't enough printed.
i won't repeat this mistake again. i got burned hard once and that was enough XD
so , if you want to have a guaranteed copy , preorders are the only way to h
The Best of RP GeneratorI stumbled upon this RP generator that lets you well... generate RPs, as one would expect. I took a screenshot and decided to share with you some of my favorites. (Here's a link to it btw: http://rpgens.tumblr.com/miniscenario)The Best of RP Generator1 month ago in Personal More Like This
A true love story
Erwin can't handle this
Jean is rejected by everything. Even inanimate objects.
//claps for Mikasa
Armin is stone cold.
Probably for the penguin
Levi really needs to be more productive
Historia living the life
A piece of undercooked steak is what we all ne
my new book is available for pre-order!hey everyone! i'm super excited to announce that my new book, TRAVELING WITH YOUR OCTOPUS is available for pre-order here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207280396/traveling-with-your-octopus-special?my new book is available for pre-order!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
everyone that pre-orders will receive the special edition version which is signed and detailed with decorative metallic corners.
here is a brief description of the book which is published by baby tattoo books
A lavishly illustrated Victorian era travelogue chronicling the international journeys of Octo-Victorian globetrotters Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto, this scenic follow-up to Brian Kesinger's instant classic Walking Your Octopus is sure to delight all manner of world adventurers. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations showcase Victoria and Otto as they explore destinations in Scotland, France, Holland, Spain, Austria, Romania, Italy, Russia, China, Japan,
no more facebookI posted a final update on my Facebook about a month ago that I was deactivating it along with anything associated with Facebook. I dont think everyone saw the update, so i've been getting messages from some folks.no more facebook6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Many people asked if I had a bad experience on there, or was harnessed or something, but no, nothing that exciting. I simple just couldnt keep up. Between drawing and writing every waking minute I have and trying to manage my time with my kids, and just finding time to sleep, it became a task rather than fun.
I've never been good at social media, and with the increasing amount of workload, it became one more email to check in the morning, one more argument to side with, and one more contribution to be guilted into. It also opened up doors to people who do not know me at all ( or cared to), contacting me for reasons that shouldn’t involve me in the first place. Much like twitter, it makes you become too easily accessible to anyone and anything, at anytime.
Get to know the real me in this interview...If you have 10 min to spare, you can get to know me in this intimate interview for the upcoming (hopefully) documentary "Cosplay Boom".Get to know the real me in this interview...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Todd has this innate way to ask questions that make you open up to him. I am so grateful for the opportunity to just talk and be myself. Todd is trying to make a documentary series on Cosplay full of these types of interviews, so please consider backing the "Cosplay Boom" kickstarter to help make this happen!
back and working!so we just returned from the awesomesauce that was lamole convention in mexicoback and working!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
currently finishing the new sunstone strip so that will be up very soon
also image comics contacted me with this handy little preorder helper
apparently it helps to track down a store near you that will carry the book, but i can't really guarantee it, and don't know how that really works so if anyone tries it, please let me know
also for anyone confused by amazon's shifting of dates, that is not unusual, they pinpoint the date the moment they have the confirmation that the books are packaged, and since it is gonna be out on time, you will likely see it moved back to it's december publishing date
now, off to work as 3 months is too damn long of a hiatus! i may have had good reasons for it,
trust me...i did have strong reasons....
but it doesn't mean that i am happy about taking this much time away from sunstone, so by the
New York Stories!Story 1: Perverted ElmoNew York Stories!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so my mom surprised me by saying that my Christmas present was getting to see Les Miserables on Broadway. You may or may not know this, but LES MIS IS MY LIFE. Anywhooo, she had to buy the tickets first at this ticket booth, and the line stretched for two blocks. So my mom told me, that while she waits in line, I can go by myself to get some coffee. Me, being the adventurous little dork I am was like, "REALLY?! ALL BY MYSELF, YOU'LL LET ME WANDER AROUND CRAZY TIME SQUARE!?" So she lent me ten dollars and I walked away like a badass to go get some Starbucks that was like five blocks away.
And so I started walking towards the Starbucks, weaving in and out of the traffic of people (there are so many tall people holy shit I was a fucking munchkin) and shoving a few people here and there cause I was kinda grumpy because I didn't have my morning coffee yet. And so, in Time Square, there are literally hundreds of people, dressed in costumes for kids
Video Tutorials!Oh hey, a journal post from me! How novel!Video Tutorials!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I started making some video tutorials on youtubes to answer common questions from people : )
You can check 'em out over here:
How I draw stuff in general
How I do lineless stuff
How I make panel borders
I plan to make some more, so just subscribe if you'd like to see 'em! I also always announce 'em on my twitter and my tumblr!
Sorry for the link spam, and thanks for readin'! XD
Photoshop Tutorial- deleting colored sketch linesI'm no master at Photoshop, to be sure, but there are simple things I can do and I do them nearly everyday. My average process for a finished drawing is to sketch it traditionally (even though I have a Cintiq, I like drawing traditionally) and then either ink (traditionally, again) or scan the tight sketch into Photoshop and play with the levels to make it look good. If you are still scanning stuff and uploading/working from the raw scan, then you are missing out on really making your scans look nice by using Photoshop to clean them up. Over on my Patreon page, a few of my Patrons had requested to see my process of taking one of my original OUTNUMBERED comic strips and getting the raw scan to look ready to color. Its a simple process that I over explain in this new tutorial! Check it out here:Photoshop Tutorial- deleting colored sketch lines1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AND if you like it and the OUTNUMBERED comic itself, check out my Patreon page and consider supporting it/me: www.patreon.com/tombancroft
this is the awesomest thing everXDi just ... mind implodes . you know,this is the awesomest thing everXD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and the fact that :iconMizutanitony: got the wrong shirt..makes it even crazier when you realize that Takei still wanted the shirt XD
see, if he did this perfectly, he wouldn't have a funny story to tell, and that my friends is how you have a fun life
just awesome!!! XD
~A List Of Baes~Just an update so you all now who to back off from becAUSE THEY'RE MINE~A List Of Baes~3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just kidding this is just a little thing I'm gonna look back on to remind myself who to write for later~
Main Bae Who I Cry For:
Eren Jaeger (AoT)
Side Baes (My Precious Babies):
Kuroko Tetsuya (KnB)
Kaneki Ken (TG)
Nerds I Wants To Hug And Punch:
Levi Ackerman (AoT)
Jean Kirschtein (AoT)
Precious Angels That Need Love:
Armin Arlert (AoT)
Farlan Church (AoT)
People I'm Going To Write For No Matter What:
ALL OF THE ABOVE
OKAY I THINK I'VE CLEARED THAT UP
Tell me who you'd like to see more of, and how soon you want them!
Please tell me so I now what to start working
~Encouraging Dreams~ (Please Read!)~A/N: Last Night, I had a dream that really lifted my spirits. I have no idea why I had it, or who was even in it besides myself, but it felt highly realistic to the point of being a little scary, and overall, left me dumbstruck when I woke up. I remember all of it like it was a real memory, and it's really spoken to me. I'll be telling it in Third Person POV, since oddly that's how the dream took place and hopefully, you receive a message out of it, loves!~Encouraging Dreams~ (Please Read!)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also, I listen to music as I sleep, and this was the song playing when I woke up, so listen to it as you read!
All was white. To the point of blinding with the way she was surrounded by nothing but a blank, white space with absolutely nothing breaking through its surface. It didn't seem to have a beginning nor and end, it just stretched clear across her vision as far as she could see. All that was familiar, was he
Style.For me it's all about drumming up feelings. Those feelings I got when I first discovered comic books and comic book magazines like Savage Sword of Conan, Eerie and other Warren publications. It was a strange, mysterious black and white world. I didn't know what was next. It's hard to explain. I would turn the page and discover a new style, a new way of looking at drawing. As much as I loved the House Styles of Marvel and DC Comics - I also fell in love with the work of those famous late 60's, 70's and early 80's illustrators that weren't doing superhero comics.Style.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So when I'm drawing, I'm trying to recreate that experience for myself. Most of that comes down to my inking. I study a lot of exceptional artists like Williamson, Frazetta, Klaus Janson, Jorge Zaffino, Alex Nino and Toppi. I love that old skool look. I love evidence of the inking tools like the brush and the pen nib. I don't want my work to look like "a computer drew i
ThumbShare - Bests of '13In a thread I posted in the Forums, I asked Deviants to show me their best works of 2013!ThumbShare - Bests of '131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I received quite a lot of deviations! Pretty amazing ones I must say!
What I like is when there is a story behind the artwork! For example: the photo turned out exactly how we planned or you tried out water colours for the first time and oyu loved it!
Here are some of my Favourites form the thread, I will keep it open so you can show me more amazing stuff!
Haters Gonna Hate by Rin171
May 2014 be an amazing and artistic year for all of you!
On Making Engaging EroticaA bit ago I had a deviant interested in making her (or his) own erotica, but she (or he) was running into this issue: they wanted it to feel deep, to feel like it had substance. They were asking me about it, and I marked it as something I wanted to respond to, but thought it might be nice to respond to it in a journal entry.On Making Engaging Erotica5 months ago in Personal More Like This
A few things to consider when making your erotica:
1.) If you want a piece of erotica that has substance, it will follow much of the advice for writing in general. Things like...
A.) Make sure no one is exactly as they seem. People who are exactly what they show to the world... that's a rarity. And boring. You want to surprise people. You want to make the person who seemed trustworthy... dangerous. You want to make the person who seemed dangerous... show their compassion. That's interesting, and that will give your piece interest.
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
Love.( x )Love.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Have you ever realized that humans are SO fixated on love? Have you ever realized, that our whole lives, we're trying to find someone or something to love? Have you ever realized that it's our most powerful and impenetrable emotion?
We'd kill for love.
We'd sacrifice for love.
We'd give our lives for love.
We'd let ourselves perish so that someone who we love can survive.
We perform miracles through love. We come back to life because of love.
And when we die or when we're in a pinch, the person we loved flashes before our eyes.
This emotion is so powerful it can make us do things we never wanted to do. And we can't measure it. We can't quantify it. Who knew we'd be so attached to other beings, that literally across time and earth we are tied to those people? That the hearts are still connected.
So don't take this emotion so lightly. Don't play around with it, don't make it into some cheap idea. As said in the movie I
+500.000 thanks! :DAmazing!+500.000 thanks! :D8 months ago in Personal More Like This
With this deviation:
I just passed 500.000 page views! So thankful to all watchers and people who loved my work!
In spite of being less active than I would wish, I'm so glad to see so many fans of my photography...
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Possible New Sarah Design?Possible New Sarah Design?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
What do you think?
DEEP THOUGHTS OF AN INSOMNIACSo, as I am getting no inspiration to write, I've been looking up AMVs instead! WHOOP!DEEP THOUGHTS OF AN INSOMNIAC4 months ago in Personal More Like This
And I tell ya, I've been getting attacked by many much feelings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq1qvvpE9kY :iconBendingStar5: ;_;
As much as I love writing fanfiction and playing around with characters and all that good stuff, let's not forget the true nature of "Attack on Titan."
With all headcanons, theories, and ships aside, what's this all about really?
True, it's got them supernatural beasts in it. But, it perfectly describes the nature of WAR. The grueling, bloody deaths. The soldiers left behind, who watched their comrades die, wishing so much that it was them instead, that they could die along side them. The families waiting behind, wondering if their loved ones