Yo neckbeardsBefore you spout off that science fiction is a "man's" genre, as someone literally just did to me an hour ago, you might want to educate yourself on the genre's actual history.Yo neckbeards7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein and The Last Man all the way back in the 1800's, effectively inventing our modern concept of "mad science" and the "post apocalypse" subgenre, respectively. It was her success that sparked an explosion of fantastical literature with scientific and technological themes, later dubbed "science fiction."
Later, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's wildly successful "The Yellow Wallpaper," hailed as a groundbreaking work of feminism, sparked its own wave of "weird horror" and is cited by H.P. Lovecraft as one of his biggest inspirations, his very writing style practically lifted from Gilman's.
The trends kicked off by Mary Shelley and her imitators eventually grew directly into the pulp science fiction boom of the 1930's, and a great deal of those authors were also women. Nobody kn
Justice League War Premiere(s) UPDATEJust wanted to UPDATE this journal with another quick clip of some of our interviews from Tuesday night's premiere in NYC. This one was a bit strange because I didn't want to look right in the cell phone camera... it was so close to my face, lol! Enjoy the awkwardness.Justice League War Premiere(s) UPDATE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
YO! I just returned safely from our JL: War Premiere in beautiful and blizzardous NYC, and I just wanted to thank all the fans and comics and animation press that braved the insane weather to come see us! You guys and gals helped make it a really special night for us, and on behalf of the cast and crew I want you to know that it is deeply appreciated. We have another JL War screening coming up NEXT THURSDAY the 30th of January at the Paley center in LA. Not sure if tickets are still being sold, but I do believe it's still possible to get in for the resourceful and dedicated who either love what we do, or can't wait to tell us how much we suck to our faces!
Here is clip fea
Why 'reality is liberal'A lot of crazier people in America are thoroughly convinced that there's a "liberal bias" in the media. Because our news and entertainment is filled with cultural diversity, secularism, environmentalism, a growing acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and other things certain people just don't like, the only conclusion that makes sense in their mind is that there's a "bias" going on. That a small number of "liberals" happen to control the media industry and deliberately insert these attitudes to brainwash the public towards their agenda.Why 'reality is liberal'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If anything, however, the media falls quite a bit behind the progress of the American public as a whole. Sexism, homophobia, racism and xenophobia are less evident now in our media than they were decades ago, but still a constant underlying presence, especially the way corporate sponsors still control a great deal of content and choose to appeal to the lowest, safest common denominator.
To pull out one minor example from last year, th
A long, long response to a bio-denialistRecently I tried to educate someone on DA who believes the usual "evolution is the devil's lies" jazz.A long, long response to a bio-denialist3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Fascinatingly, none other than our friend kajm interjected, apparently stalking my comment history on a regular basis, telling her I was just a troll and to delete and block me.
Despite the fact that he himself accepts evolutionary science, his obsessive, stalking hatred of me is more important to him than education. I guess that goes without saying for someone who will make up anything they can to convince innocent kids to deny how climate works at even its most basic level.
So, I'm going to finally just copy/paste what I said to her here, in the off chance that maybe it will actually help somebody.
Creation is scientifically proven and geologically documented
This is, unfortunately, impossible. No scientific evidence ever can exist for the supernatural. Science is based on observation alone. There is no way for creation to be scientifically documented unless we we
Kajm Misconceptions about Global WarmingI was name dropped in his recent journal as someone who just doesn't listen to the "facts" that he poses, so I thought I'd demonstrate that yes, actually, I do. In fact, I've read Kajm's journals for a long time now. They're a handy guide to the biased, distorted fairy tales coming out of the skeptic movement and make excellent debate practice.Kajm Misconceptions about Global Warming2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MYTH 1: The mild warming over the 20th century is well within natural variations recorded in the last millenium. The reported warming trend is up to twice what it should read as due to the uneven distribution of data collection methods concentrated in urban areas.
FACT: Science is well aware of the "urban heat island" effect and already accounts for it. However, further studies into their effects find no significant impact on overall climate data:
Here's a paper from 1990 already identifying it as a potential issue:
MYTH 2: The "hock
A little wee update on AGWSo it seems the environmental denialist crowd is now clinging to their "discovery" that, according to them, only 65 out of 12,000 papers, or 0.5%, cite humans as the primary or sole driving force behind climate change.A little wee update on AGW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And where do they get this information?
From Skeptical Science's Consensus Project: http://www.skepticalscience.com/97-percent-consensus-cook-et-al-2013.html
Going by this very same source, we find only 0.7% of papers actually "reject" Anthropogenic climate change.
Everything in between - a remaining 97% - agrees that human activity has a meaningful effect on global climate to some degree.
The deniers are actually, seriously claiming a victory because their preferred extreme is bigger than the exact opposite extreme by a laughable 0.2%. They are floundering more than ever, desperately clinging to their black and white way of thinking, rubbing dirt in their own wounds again and again.
True scientific consensus has steadily been smack in the middle bet
Preview of Last Man Standinghttp://conceptartworld.com/?p=23929Preview of Last Man Standing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gonna be a fun book, check it out. Lots of new stuff in it as well.
The problem with America is under-regulation.I cannot believe conservatives seriously think "big government" and government "overreach" is the worst problem in this country when it's so blatantly the opposite.The problem with America is under-regulation.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Businesses and corporations have obscene amounts of power. They control everything, they have more political sway than the rest of the nation combined, they take advantage of people and the environment as they see fit and they severely under-pay the employees who truly create and sustain them.
They are UNDER regulated. There should be forty times as much legislation. Businesses should be on the tightest, shortest leash possible and forced to serve people and the ecosystem before their own selfish needs. Nobody should be able to just sit back and hoard billions of dollars off of other people's hard work while contributing nothing to society, which is the case for almost everyone at the top of any large company. They're parasites with too much freedom.
So I just broke the Red X/Jason Todd theory...Out of complete boredom I broke any relations of Jason Todd and Red X ever possibly being the same person.. Now time to explain~!So I just broke the Red X/Jason Todd theory...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
In September of 2004, the Teen Titans character Red X (II/2) was introduced as an antihero of the series.. In February of 2005 Jason Todd was officially introduced as "Red Hood." How could Red X be based on a character who basically had not existed at that time?
Attention INKERS....yeah...you...Alright kids, I'm always giving the colorists love by uploading things for them to splash color on...now it's time to give some love to my inking brethren...Attention INKERS....yeah...you...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So...here's the deal...I have two (2) pages of Cazadora that I will be uploading in the next couple of days...I need both of them inked - doesn't matter to me if it is original, or digital...you have one week to complete one, or both pages...I will pick the best rendition to be used in the book, at which time I will need them to be submitted back to me at 300DPI...you will get credit for that page, as well as a signed copy of the book, but most importantly...you will receive the original pencil page...yes...THE original page...to hold in your sweaty little hands...
Doesn't matter your skill level, professional, novice, intermediate, - doesn't matter - the piece that I feel translates my pencils the best, will be used...the pencils will be somewhat loose, because I
Excellent Advice - A Quote From Neil Gaiman"When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician -- make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor -- make good art. IRS on your trail -- make good art. Cat exploded -- make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you're doing is stupid or evil or it's all been done before -- make good art." Neil GaimanExcellent Advice - A Quote From Neil Gaiman1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Video Interview with SycraI did a video interview with Sycra (A great artist and a great contributor of the art community who runs a very resourceful youtube channel). We had a really fun time chatting about art. Enjoy!Video Interview with Sycra1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Spirited Away Director Hayao Miyazaki Is RetiringSpirited Away Director Hayao Miyazaki Is Retiring1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Exercise 17: Cast ShadowsTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILSExercise 17: Cast Shadows1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So what is a cast shadow? A cast shadow is caused from an obstruction that interferes with the direction of the light source, and that obstruction CASTS a SHADOW. The challenge is figuring out how to add values to the form of the subject matter in both lit areas and areas that fall under the cast shadow.
EXERCISE: Create 3 examples of cast shadows on different subject matters.
For this exercise, there are three examples you are to test your skill set on. You can download the practice sheet on the main page but below is an example setup.
1. The first is an animated character with 2 obstructions. You know the scene set up: When a garage door is lowering or a door is slowly being close
I fail at artI was going trough old binders and found some of my ancient "art". Some of it was hilariously bad so of course, being shameless as I am, now it's time to share.I fail at art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is how I was drawing when I was a teenager, something around 15-17.
Behold my weaboo phase! Yes, I was drawing animu. I never got a good grip on that style so it's all hideous.
kawaii desu ne?
That hand. That space between eyes. That fabric, hair, expression, composition ...well everything.
The next few images I would call "look at me, imma ahrtis for realz" series.
Deep. Deep as a puddle.
Remember kids. If you fail at anatomy just add random lines. Random ass lines make everything better. Yep.
Just look at this person's face. Don't you want to punch it? I do, so very very much.
Dear, sixteen years old akreon, you fucking suck. Don't ever come back.
An Aereoscopic Adventure!An Aereoscopic Adventure!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
i have always been a huge fan of art books. in fact i would say that 99 percent of my bookshelves are filled with art books ranging from animation to fashion design and everything visual in between. it was partly why i am so excited to have produced my own book, Walking Your Octopus. one of my goals with this project was to create an art book that was also an art object and this vision guided every aspect of the book's production. as we all know ebooks are becoming more and more popular and i struggled with how my book which was a celebration of all things analog might fit into the digital space. fortunately my very creative friend eric, had the solution...Aereoscope.
my friend Eric Daniels works with
Disney vs Lucas ArtsIf ever you bring up Disney in a conversation, people immediately recite tired old issues with the company that haven't been true for a long time. For example, complaining about the excess of half-assed sequels. That was part of Michael Eisner's regime. When he left the studio the quality Disney was producing suddenly skyrocketed considerably. Likewise the excessive merchandising and branding of Disney related products has also ceased to be as all-consuming now that Eisner is gone. In fact, a lot of the main issues people had with Disney during the 90's and early 2000's was a result of Eisner.Disney vs Lucas Arts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since Eisner left, the Disney studio has done a REMARKABLE job in clearing their name of many of the atrocities they had committed during his regime. They promptly turned the animation department around and have even begun doing 2-D animated films again after Eisner said "no." Granted, at the moment 2-D is still in hiatus, but the situation isn't as dire as it use to be and there's still promise
paint a city scene tutorial with model availableDownload the model here https://www.dropbox.com/s/6o0vo5v46wf4p9o/The%20great%20city%20render.pngpaint a city scene tutorial with model available8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to join and post your work over at the Brush Sauce Community page https://plus.google.com/communities/111049617457219221679/stream/195b2f38-51e1-4552-ac6a-d2db21f157aa
pixel raffle (closed) and 2000 watchers :DI still can't belive i got 2000 watchers Thank you so much for the support :iconrainbowtearplz: i just wanna hug all of you :iconblushplz:pixel raffle (closed) and 2000 watchers :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
because of this i desided to hold a pixel raffle
HOW TO JOIN - just fave this journal
there will be 2 winners and winners get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle will end in 24 hours good luck n___n<3
well...damn XDtoday i woke up with my wife giddily urging me to check this bit of awesome XD...well...damn XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and my mind being a compilation of stupid puns with a few coherent thoughts floating around here and there....
of course my first thought was...
hang in there anne XD
The NEW Batman.A rant... so strap in...The NEW Batman.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday's events... Joss' opinion on the ending of ESB, Bradley Cooper's probable casting as the voice of Rocket Raccoon and the biggie, Ben Affleck being named the next Batman has made me realize just how absolutely insane some of you people are.
Seriously. I'm not joking. Some of you people have absolutely ZERO CLUE as to what you're talking about. But I thank you in advance for making weeding you out easier.
Let's start with Whedon and move from there.
So Joss apparently was quoted as saying that he was "appalled by the the ending of Empire because it didn't have an ending."
It didn't folks. And he was referring to being appalled as a kid. Trust me, all of you whining about this right now were too, just that "appalling" is too strong a word for some of you. At least those of you who were old enough to see these films in the theaters in their original run, which most of you weren't. You had the instant grat
Hard times, and how to survive themMy wife said to me "you've got to be kinder about England when you're around the kids. They loved Derby!"Hard times, and how to survive them9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had no idea I was being so bitter - but when I thought about it I had to concede the point. And that made me start wondering why - Why did I feel so angry about the UK? What was my problem?
But here's the thing - Some 14 years ago I couldn't get any work. We had just had baby no.2, and I had done a run on 'Spawn: the Dark Ages', and had been suddenly replaced, along with the rest of the team on the book, because McFarlane wanted 'a change of direction'. And then there was literally no work. I went to NY to see DC and Marvel, but they had nothing. I pitched company after company, to no avail. I tried to get on illustration agency books, but was refused by all of them. I tried children's book publishers, Core Design, and other computer game companies. Nobody wanted me. Even Frank Frazetta criticized my art in his book 'Icon' - just to add insult to injury!
We ended up having to sel
The Stock Market - No. 7The Stock Market - No. 711 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 7|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
Alien Punk by sweet-sour-mango
Blue Girl. by FlyingGinger