My Best Motivational TipWhen I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.My Best Motivational Tip3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.
So here's what I think of.
"Michael Bay wants me to fail."
Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.
Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.
Thursday: Acronym Contest! It's another Thursday! Or as we call it,Thursday: Acronym Contest!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Why am I bringing up sad dogs in the Middle East, you ask? It's all part of this week's contest!
This week, we're having an acronym contest! Your task is to spell out one or more of these words, and use each letter as the first letter to create a sentence. Your words should, generally, make a full sentence instead of a string of nonsense.
The three words are:
Take my example above as inspiration for how these should be set up. You may choose to spell out one, two, or all three acronyms!
We'll choose six winners, two for each acronym, who will receive a mystery deviantWEAR t-shirt and deviantART stickers. These are shirts that are no longer available in the store!
Winners will b
The Secret Drawing IngredientIf you're an artist of any kind it's extremely important to hone your craft and technical abilities. After all, the better you draw and the better you are at mastering the drawing tools you use - the easier it is to convey your unique message for public consumption.The Secret Drawing Ingredient9 months ago in Personal More Like This
But how important is technical ability, really? Obviously, it's very important. Understanding anatomy, light and shadow and perspective are key to solid drawing. It's important to always be improving in those departments. It's also very important to master the tools you use to draw with. Learning to render or color professionally can only increase your appeal to both fans and other professionals.
But what about developing artistic appeal on a much deeper level?
It's not just about finding a pleasing style. Anyone can do that with enough practice. You can always choose a popular artist and emulate his or her style. The blueprint is right there. But why d
RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW AvailableJ. Scott Campbell's RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol. 1 & 2 NOW Available for purchase at http://www.jscottcampbellstore.com/RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW Available2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All first orders will be SIGNED!
Volumes 1 and 2 of J. Scott Campbell's The Ruff Stuff sketchbooks! These uniquely created sketchbooks give you the look and feel of real pencil sketches in a spiral bound, 48 page sketchbook! These sketchbooks give you an inside look into the process of conception to reality of the J. Scott Campbell artwork you know and love!
DoujinPress: Buy, Print and Publish Doujinshi!DoujinPress Collaboration BooksDoujinPress: Buy, Print and Publish Doujinshi!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quality entries are accepted from even non-DP artists. These can be B/W manga pieces or full color artwork. Collaboration books will have their own deadlines. Each book has a theme or series. All involved artists will be given 5+ copies of the book for free, depending on what they submit (shipping not included). Key artists that put in more than 25% of the book will be given a cut of the sales. Collaboration books are mostly for promoting artists, but with the free copies it'd be easy to make some money as well. Additional copies can be purchased at artist price (email for details).
Currently planned collaborations:
Madoka Magica (Focus on witches but main characters okay too, non-adult, color, cover by purplekecleon)
Ib (No specific focus, non-adult, color, cover by kurot)
Collaboration submissions due March 8th.
Please notify me if you are pl
What! Whats Avatar Day you say?Avatar Day was established back in July 2007. It's a day for all of the Avatar the last airbender fans can come together and enjoy this phenomenal show and look foreword to what comes next. And with the legend of korra season 1 over, we can now enjoy a whole new chapter of the Avatar universe.What! Whats Avatar Day you say?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting this Monday, July 9th, Nicktoons will be showing a special called Korra: Making of a Legend. This special, which will air every weeknight at 9pm (until July 20th), will include reruns of all 12 episodes from the first season of The Legend of Korra in a "creators' cut" format, with commentary from Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, offering "insight into the creation of the stunning imagery, mythology and storyline" of the series. And we will be uploading videos from YouTube day by day for people who do not have Nicktoons.
With San Diego Comic Con just a few days away, there is going to be a bunch of New Avatar and Korra things going on at that time. For one, The legend of Korra
very sad news everyone.this is the day we have all wished would never happened to this fandom. Next Monday is the day we wished would never come. Next Monday is going to be the worst day. We are all going to relive something that all of us have hoped would never happen again. So next Monday on nickelodeon at 5:00pm and then again for some reason at 7:00, DO NOT WATCH THE LAST AIRBENDER MOVIE AT ALL! Instead, why don't you watch regular show then adventure time on cartoon network at that time. Or better yet, why don't you get up from your chair at 5:00 pm next Monday and reply slam your head against the wall until all you can see is blackness. That would be better then going thru that again. Or maybe just watch regular show then adventure time on cartoon network, that maybe for the best.very sad news everyone.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I seriously don't know how to edit magazine coversJust for fun.I seriously don't know how to edit magazine covers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calm Yo Tits!All right, there’s much buzz on tumblr and on here concerning the new pictures of Asami and Mako together, and it’s about time we have a proper venue to discuss our FEELS rather than crowd the profile page.Calm Yo Tits!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First thing we want to say is this:
Everything’s five by five, people. We all knew there’d be a love triangle and these pictures do not suggest end-game or even a relationship for that matter. And even if that’s the case, people need not resort to abandoning ship or throwing hate at Asami and the Masami ship. We here at Makorra do not endorse slander or shipping wars. PERIOD.
Keeping that in mind, everyone feel free to share your thoughts on love triangles or talk about how smoking hot Asami is or how cute Mako looks while blushing or how much we want Korra and Asami to be besties or how awesome Bolin is, just ’cause or gush about how much you love Makorra 5ever and always. ^__^
Stay classy, Makorrians. <3
YoungJustice-Season3Hey guys!YoungJustice-Season32 years ago in Personal More Like This
So even though the final episode of the season aired on Saturday and all may seem lost, the YJ fandom is still going to try just as hard (maybe even harder!) to let Cartoon Network keep the show alive.
If you want to stay updated on what you can do to help, you can join the group YoungJustice-Season3 and follow the tumblr blog HelpSaveOurHeroes (http://helpsaveourheroes.tumblr.com/) to stay updated on other fandom projects, like weekly twitter campaigns, to help save both YJ and GL:TAS.
Also, I think the best thing you can do right now, if you're able to, is to buy merchandise! Cartoon Network is cancelling YJ and GL:TAS because it's not profiting enough off of them, so purchasing episodes and the companion comics will show the network that it can make money from these shows.
And if you want to write to Cartoon Network, please remember to keep it civil and polite.
This is no time for any of us to give up! I have faith that we can save our show, but we all need to d
Every Little Bit HelpsHello, Young and Just Ones!Every Little Bit Helps3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the show. If you aren't, I hope you will be remain patient, and open-minded about the changes in direction, the member line-up, and the broadcast schedule. YOUNG JUSTICE is a unique show. It's really like nothing that has ever been done before, produced by a team that cares very deeply about the property, the characters, and the fans (After all, we are fans!). Greg, and Brandon have done a phenomenal job, along with the rest of the YJ crew (both here, and at the overseas animation studios).
It's very rare that I step up to speak out on anything here. In my minor role as an assistant character designer on the YJ show, I've felt that any voices that should be heard in an official capacity belong to the senior officers steering the ship (Register, Bastian, Weisman, Vietti, Wilcox, and Bourassa). And here among the members of the DA chapter
And for your amusement.Some random gif I made in Tumblr.And for your amusement.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Roy, Dick and Wally. Just hanging around. Being bros (?)
Dick, doing what he does best.
Kind of stupid lol but I like them.
NATURAL PUNK! NEW VIDEO!MY VERY FAVORITE!NATURAL PUNK! NEW VIDEO!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
LORA ZOMBIE ON FACEBOOK
I am an art thief...Hey peeps!I am an art thief...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Any of you who follow my journals know how passionate I am about pursuing the seemingly endless procession of art-thieves that pop up with increasing regularity. I was recently directed to this website, I Am An Art Thief/Plagiarism Exposed: http://www.iamanartthief.com/
I'm putting this out there so those not in "the know" can educate themselves and, even more importantly, so that any of us can easily report these people when we stumble upon them. No, these aren't the art-police but, in my 20+ years of experience in dealing with these types, I've found that public exposure is the best tactic. Cockroaches HATE the light. Just be sure that if you're planning on outing someone have your evidence ready to go. This isn't a witch-hunt against people copying someone else art in an attempt to learn or for mere enjoyment. It's for people copying someone's art, claiming it as their own, and/or
BTD and Steam Lantern available on itunes!!!!!!!!!EDIT: OCT 14th, 2012BTD and Steam Lantern available on itunes!!!!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just downloaded the latest episodes on iTunes... so the episodes are being released on itunes but not TV? I already had the subscription a long time ago, but I'm not sure that if you didn't have a subscription before hand, maybe you can't? o_o And will I get to download the episodes next weekend?
This weekend has been a whirlwind of disappointments and surprises.... but no time to think!!! Off to watch the new episodes!
EDIT: OCT 13th, 2012
Not three week hiatus as we originally thought. It has now turned into a three month hiatus.
I know it's three weeks but still. Nrrg...
Aww man, like, I'm legitimately sad right now, not depressed, just sad. XD I wanted so bad for this thing to just be a scheduling error, like so bad YJ and GLTAS are the first s
Hetalia Season 5 ep 2 Subtitled:iconredsparklesplz: The Season 5 episode 2! :iconredsparklesplz:Hetalia Season 5 ep 2 Subtitled2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the official Funimation sub so you have to click to watch it on youtube. For those in the UK there is an unofficial sub here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J9xZOgHBOY credit goes to :iconArcticAiza: for pointing that out for us.
Meet & Greet with the Creators of YJ and GLGreetings, all!Meet & Greet with the Creators of YJ and GL2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Someone was nice enough to pass along this link to me, and I thought it might be cool to share it with you. Feel free to check it out!
Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELSDirected by John Kahrs, Disney has just posted the complete film online. Pretty much the greatest blending of 2D/CGI compositing i've ever seen. Brings back the feel of how powerful 2D is ( when it isn't being talked down next to CGI). Brilliant stuff!Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Making of PAPERMAN:
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS...."The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case." - Chuck CloseTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck on your projects this year!
Wacom tablet: common problems and solutionsIf you have a Wacom digital tablet, and you use it a lot, you may occasionally encounter unexpected problems. Have your brush dynamics stopped working? Is your screen mapping incorrect (cursor does not reach all fours edges of display area)? Do you experience intermittent cursor movement or none at all? Do you suffer from unexpected clicking? For Intermittent cursor or unexpected clicking, jump to step 4. Otherwise let's start with some simple steps that often help.Wacom tablet: common problems and solutions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The simplest thing to try is rebooting your computer (and also restart your drawing program.)
2) If any new software was recently installed, it might be causing a conflict. Did the symptoms begin on the same day the new software was installed? Try uninstalling it.
3) The next step is to uninstall and reinstall the Wacom drivers. Uninstall all drivers including drivers for previous tablets. Previous drivers can cause conflicts. Disconnect your tablet and reinstall the correct drivers. Be su
commissions closedCommissions coming soon! (u‿U✿)commissions closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dreamy Theodor KittelsenAs I've previously promised, after the articles about Sulamith Wülfing and about John Bauer, the time comes for an article about Theodor Kittelsen.Dreamy Theodor Kittelsen2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...Theodor Severin Kittelsen, being a great representant of the Golden Age of Illustration, is one of the countless artists who received more attention and appreciation a long time after their death. I don't say "proper attention", it's still far from it.
His depictions of Scandinavian folklore creatures are said to be equally cannon to the trolls portrayed by the definitely more famous John Bauer. But, unlike Bauer, Kittelsen didn't focus just around trolls (which are, you must admit that, most of Bauer's creations - although his sudden death at young age is
NEW CLIP: Good Vibrations!"Korra's training is interrupted when her Firebending crush, Mako, arrives."NEW CLIP: Good Vibrations!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHsHq4cJp-A & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntkJDi4vbZ8&list=UUSYDL-uzqTGPE6XNc9Lwrcw&index=1&featurelcp
They're youtube links, for our international peeps.
Does it smell like Makorra? It certainly does. It looks like Nickelodeon is hitting us over the head with the canon-ness that is Makorra. Is it a pre-emptive strike on shipping wars? Possibly. But whatever the case is or however Makorra will play out, we here at Makorra want to stress our commitment to maintaining harmony within the LoK community; this includes our affiliation with BorraFans (and Masami or whatever other ships will come our way as the series progresses).
We just want to remind everyone that this group is about acceptance. So no matter how the relationships play out in the series we will accept them all - canon or fanon - with good grace and undefinable class because that's