DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
Anime: home of the arsehole.I can list a whole range of eastern-born cartoons that I think look absolutely gorgeous, and whose visual style I wish very much that I could emulate.Anime: home of the arsehole.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only a handful of those, however, can I refer to as being "good". Or even "tolerable".
Having watched them for most of my life, going back to things like Mysterious Cities of Gold and the original Astro Boy, I can say with a certain degree of authority that: Japanese storytelling is a bit wank. Daring and dynamic visuals, sure. Crap narrative.
And it can't ALL be blamed on "bad translation".
There's a wide range of gripes to be had, but chief among them these days is that the major characters, those who one would assume you're to root for, across however many episodes the series consists of, are generally complete and utter dicks.
I'm currently wading through Gurren Lagann, a series which people have raved about for a while but which I'd not had the chance to watch until now (spoiler approaching, should you be in the same boat).
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28thTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDx3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
The Last AirhaterI've been an adamant hater of Avatar the last airbender for several years now.The Last Airhater3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When It came on, i saw commercials and ads and everything and I thought very little of it. The bald monk kid, the silly animu faces, the fluffy miyazaki monsters, it all looked pretty stupid. Having previously read an article about the creators of show, I found out it was this western nic-toon trying to be anime! and i was a huge anime fan! ain't gonna watch no non-japanese anime!?
American cartoons? in MY anime? it was more likely than I thought..
But man was it popular... and man, everyone else who liked what i liked seemed to really dig it...
but NO I WASNT WATCHIN THAT SHIT!
and then this Korra thing hit, and what was ignorable no longer was~ this shit is everywhere i look, second only to Tom Hiddleston gifs!
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 37:iconSerenusArc:(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 371 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen by mrgotlandHinata With The Pearl Earring by mrgotland
Mr Bird by SkaraMangerGoyle by SkaraManger
Hunter by SkaraMangerSauron by SkaraManger
Zero Empathy by losercreepCowardly Knight by losercreep
Remember RememberPeople across the pond often explain Britain's "Bonfire Night"/"Guy Fawkes Night" as the UK's version of their July 4th celebration.Remember Remember2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Penchant for detonating sparking, explody things aside, they're not at all similar.
One is about a nation celebrating its independence (or the defeat of alien invaders, depending how strong your grip is on reality) the other is basically a nation trolling terrorists, rubbing their faces in failure.
That the thwarting of the November 5th gunpowder plot is remembered is arguably one of the two reasons why the Brits are universally unafraid of terrorism (the second being that Fair Blighty has faced down the largest war machines the world has ever seen. A random yahoo that wants to blow himself up is an irritant by comparison). You leave the nations of the UK alone and they fight among themselves in a 600mile long drunken brawl. However, if an outside force so much as prods them with a stick in a manner that they find remotely unpleasant, they unify
my current philosophy...if i wanna draw something , i draw it.. if it creatively itches, i scratch immediately....my current philosophy...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
try it , its fun XD
Disney closes LucasArtsF**k you, Disney. F**k you.Disney closes LucasArts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are not angered by this news, you're obviously a very young gamer and probably (rightly) see LucasArts as nothing more than a mediocre-Star-Wars-title-discharging-sewer-pipe.
Disney bought LucasFilm because of the Star Wars cash-cow, but the number of classic IPs produced by LucasArts throughout the 90s makes the descision to close it rather than attempt to return to the studio to its glory days pretty staggering.
I actually see way more potential in LucasArts IPs than Star Wars.....but then, so would anyone with even the most stunted of creative minds.
Disney obviously still own all the properties, but the LucasArts brand is gone, and it's the end of an era, even if they start picking at the corpse for ideas to ruin.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Secret of Monkey Island, anyone?
on stylesimma keep this one simple....on styles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
style is just how the artist feels like treating his or her world at any given time!
it is influenced by the styles of other artists the artist admires
it is an amalgamation of influences mixed with personal sensibility....
it is perpetually changing and evolving
and it is not a trademarked property
see, i personally am a mix of influences from michael turner , adam hughes, marc silvestri, alex ross a few concept artist, and my design is greatly influenced by stan winston studio
my cartoonyer style is influenced greatly by disney and don bluth with a dash of manga and a healthy dose of j scott campbell who can probably tell you a similar story about the origins of his own style
its the nature of humanity people.
we stand on each others shoulders striving for greatness. so too will i influence quite a few artists who will adapt my own approaches into their workflow.
also.... i'm batman!
just to see who is still reading XD
Censorship? Mark Twain said it best.Rather than write a diatribe about the recent Raven thing getting taken down (which I'm going to fight btw) I'm going to give you a quote, and I want you to read it as many times as possible by as many people as possible.Censorship? Mark Twain said it best.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." - Mark Twain
The Making of YOSHINARI'S LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIAFor all aspiring artists/ students who whish to work in 2D animation production, and those already in 2D animation who know little to nothing about actual 2D animation production, here is but a glimpse of what it's like. This is also a pretty brilliant program enacted by Japanese grants to nurture the talent pool for the new generation. Watch director Yoh Yoshinari (gurren Lagaan, Evangelion, FLCL) train 5 young animators at his newly founded animation company STUDIO TRIGGER (KIll LA KILL), as he guides them through the process of helping him create the first episode of the wildly popular Little Witch Academia OVA. Inspiring stuff and a true peek behind the curtain of what it's like for young artists/creatives/animators who work under a giant like Yoshinari.The Making of YOSHINARI'S LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA1 year ago in Personal More Like This
time to reveal my secret identity!i'm batman!time to reveal my secret identity!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
nananananananananananananananananananananananan......i need sleep
The Making of REBUILD OF EVANGELION 3.33Making of Hideaki Anno’s magnum Opus, Rebuild of Evangelion 3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. A compilation progression rough-to-final-process video showcasing the beginning stages and final compositing of one of the greatest displays of production planning/animation to date (2D/CGI animation usage).The Making of REBUILD OF EVANGELION 3.331 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anno’s Studio Khara is part of why I will always want to do 2D animation.
Stop Working for Free!the great silver got this message for you! this is very important. specially here in Da where all people wants you to work for free . with promises of profits in the future. what you say, Fuck them.!Stop Working for Free!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS is how you use the FLASH/ ANIMATION program.By being an exceptional artist/animator FIRST. Flash is just a very limited vector-based, digital graphics program. It's just a TOOL, just like pencil and paper. It's the artists using them that bring out its quality.THIS is how you use the FLASH/ ANIMATION program.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's an example:
Good luck on your projects!!!
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.RIP Rik Mayall1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pretty much everything Rik Mayall starred was in was over-the-top, offensive and purile.....and it always had me in stitches.
Edit: Now this is how you do a tribute
COWBOY BEBOP/SAMURAI CHAMPLOO DIRECTOR RETURNS!Official teaser trailer to Animation director SHINICHIRO WATANABE'S ( Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo ) new action-comedy TV series "Space Dandy," production by Bones Studio.COWBOY BEBOP/SAMURAI CHAMPLOO DIRECTOR RETURNS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Co-directed by SHINGO NATSUME (Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos) & written by KEIKO NOBUMOTO ( Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus) & DAI SATO ( Cowboy Bebop, Ghost In The Shell: SAC, Eureka 7). Premieres in Japan in January. My body is ready.
WHEN JOBS IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY DISAPPEAR..."....Yes, when your dream seems far away, you might experience discouragement, overwhelm or even depression. I know what that's like.WHEN JOBS IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY DISAPPEAR...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, "Will my dreams ever come true?" is not the most important question you can ask yourself right now.
The bigger question that bad news reveals is this:
" IF MY DREAM DIES, WHAT WILL I DO?"
It is wise to decide how you'll respond to failure and seemingly insurmountable obstacles before you face them" :
READ MORE HERE: http://chrisoatley.com/jobs-in-animation-industry/
STAY THE COURSE!!!
I HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.I discovered Kim Jung Gi during my years living in South Korea when I came across his first sketchbook in '09. It was a blue and red bible of non-stop art. it made me cry. SEEING him do what he does, however, makes me contemplating giving up art altogether, lol. T________T #SoGoodI HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Happy World of Haribo...oh...OH...OH, GOD!!!I like to take a bag of Haribo gummy sweets with me when I go to the cinema. It's cheaper than buying the over-priced rot they sell in the foyer, and thanks to the industrial waste they're quite obviously made from; it can take the length of a movie to chew through a bag of the things.The Happy World of Haribo...oh...OH...OH, GOD!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I may, however, have to rethink gnawing this brand of confection in light of an article that just popped up: http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelrusch/haribo-gummy-bear-reviews-on-amazon-are-the-most-insane-thin
Glad I didn't take a bag of those in with me when I went to see The Hobbit.
Snafu forum and Spanish siteHi guysSnafu forum and Spanish site2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out Snafu's new forum at http://www.snafu-comics.com/forum/
We've made some modifications and changes so feel free to register and join in on the discussion.
I'll probably join in but i seem to have lost my password, I'll need to ask the mods to find it for me.
Also a lot of people have been requesting to translate some of my webcomics into spanish, well look no further.
There is already an official spanish version of PPGD, GT and SB at
Translated by Maneki.
Check it out cuz it's got this cool comic page flip book thingy.
Makes me kinda...envious... -_-
Since I can't submit this to my galleryI'll post it here in a journal.Since I can't submit this to my gallery2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basically remembered that I liked this pic of Nayru from Oracle of Ages while I was working on dicerolls, so I edited it.
JormungandJormungand (ヨルムンガンド)Jormungand3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Manga Muscle Girls ( 漫画の筋肉娘)
Jormungand (ヨルムンガンド) is a manga series by Keitaro Takahashi (高橋慶太郎) . It has spawned an anime series which has aired recently. The manga is available in English and is published by Viz Media. They offer a digital version at the attracti
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) UPDATE2 years 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
Akiman approves Legendary Visions :DLegendary character designer and illustrator Akira Yasuda, AKIMAN (Capcom & Street Fighter) holding my art book, "Legendary visions" in his studio in Japan. His work as been a big influence since I was a kid back in 80´s and 90´s and until today, that´s why this image means a lot to meAkiman approves Legendary Visions :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks a lot sensei!
Remember, you can get Legendary visions via Amazon or on a store near to you
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