Storyboard Revisionist Portfolio TipsEven if you’re just starting out to be a revision artist, the most important items in your portfolio will be your storyboard samples. The main reason why is that the studio will be looking for someone that they know can eventually grow and develop into the role of a full storyboard artist. The only way you can demonstrate that is to have a few samples in your portfolio.Storyboard Revisionist Portfolio Tips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A storyboard revisionist is much more than a cleanup artist; they have to know how storyboards and film language work — a director might ask a revisionist to “restage this sequence and make it work.” A revisionist has to be well-versed in the art of storyboarding to interpret that kind of vague and common request (I ask my crew to do this sort of thing all the time).
Many artists that are just starting out don’t have any storyboard samples, but there is a surefire remedy for that: Go make some
You can create your own storyboard samples based on stories you come up with, or “borr
Digital Illustration TutorialI made this tutorial back in 2010 as a pitch for a project that never took off. I finally decided I should just bundle it up as a PDF and upload it for anyone who wants to see it. It's old and the image quality isn't super great, but it covers my process from idea creation, composition, adding color, all the way to the final draft, and there might be something useful in there for some of you.Digital Illustration Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download the tutorial here!
If you are considering going into the industry....If you are an artist or want to be one, especially if you want to get into the VFX industry, you should watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lcB9u-9mVE&feature=youtu.beIf you are considering going into the industry....11 months ago in Personal More Like This
It touches on a few things I feel are important to understand as an artist and even as consumers of art:
1.) Art is not an exact science. It can be difficult to put a price tag on it, let alone the often very complicated processes of making it.
2.) Computers are tools that facilitate our work but they DO NOT do the work for us.
3.) Don't get into this industry for the money. If you go into this line of work, you do it because you love it. If someone happens to get lucky or has a really great idea and he/she hits it big, GREAT! Good for him/her. But don't go in expecting that to happen to you. Chances are it won't. If you are lucky, you will find a nice middleclass job you can support yourself and your family on for a while...... until....
4.) Unfortunately, a lot of employers see artists as disposable. When
The Money Situation: Finance during college?:iconfarfie-land:The Money Situation: Finance during college?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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PREVIOUS JOURNAL ENTRIES
"I could use some personal finance advice about about saving money/student loans/credit cards/college! I'm attending MCAD in the fall, and I was wondering if you had any tips about handling money in general as a freshman (getting a credit card/using a bank/etc?). I don't have much to pay luckily [loan amount] but any help would be appreciated!"
This was a question was a response to a 10 random facts that I did on tumblr. ^^ And dear lord did this entry turn out to be a behemoth…
Mental health, physical
Is This A Hate Message? Please read -Is this a hate message? Please read and have your say on the subject -Is This A Hate Message? Please read -1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I just received this note to my inbox here on DA:
"David you are a blessed young man with TREMENDOUS talent ppl can only hope to aspire to but a spirit that has been hurt by so many ppl over "who you are". If u trusted and believed God like u say you do then trust Him when He says youre sexuality is not okay. u get scared because you dont know howw to"get rid of it" but its a spirit, i garuntee you. A member of a local church i know of had been delivered from that homosexual spirit that plauged Him for years!!! You may think it cant be done but if you believe in Jesus Christ and have accepted Him then there is NOTHING He can't do!!I say this with all the Love in my heart. God wants to bless you and turn you into a message for lost souls all around too^^"
How lovely it is to see that people hid their true thoughts behind compliments and smiley faces...
At the end of the day, act
A tumblr blog for those of you who wants critiquedEdit: alright, thanks guys so much for the great feedback . we're slowly working our way through your critique-requests.A tumblr blog for those of you who wants critiqued2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Critique submission is closed for the moment because there are so many requests coming at once and there's only like...9 of us critiquing and one of them is a writer. keep following us though, cause I'm sure as we finish critiquing them, we'll open it up again
here's the blog: http://critcorner.tumblr.com
This is a blog where a bunch of artists will be critiquing those who submit their work/projects in, so if you want your work critiqued, go on that blog : D
I'll be critiquing on it too ~~ Well, mostly the ones needing human anatomy help and asking for red-lining xDD;~ but there's peeps who can help with animals, composition, colours and stuff too .
please note that it might take a bit of time for all of us to get through and critique it thoroughly, especially since we're all pretty busy people as well .
ps. this isn't my tumblr, this is just a c
Woofs Are Serious, So SeriousThis is something I've said before, but that was probably well over a year ago when there were less people to see it.Woofs Are Serious, So Serious3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want people to stop drawing. Anyone, no matter how doofy or weird.
Bad art is still art, and I love bad art.
I don't hate ANY of the art I redraw or fav. All of it brings a smile to my face and it's always a sadness when it gets deleted due to flooding.
I don't redraw things to "make a statement" or "stick it" to someone, I do it because it's funny to me. And sometimes it's funny to me to redraw something by an obvious bait account or something "not that bad".
None of my work is malicious, it was all done with a light heart.
Woofs are for shits and giggles, a woof is not a weapon.
Bad art doesn't lower DA's quality, NON-art lowers its quality. Screenshots, traced bases, demotivationals, photobucket dumps, these are anti-art. Nothing new was created, only submitted. In the case of traced bases; de-created and submitted.
So please settle down a bit when you
Contest: Crossovers! As kids, we often mashed our toys together, regardless of Copyright. Superman would take command of G.I. Joe to defeat the combined forces of Doctor Doom and the Decepticons, while Barbie took a break from her idealistic lifestyle to become a Pokemon master. And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got recruited into Starfleet and taught Spock the wonders of pizza. (And from the furor arose Mister Rogers in a blood-stained sweater.)Contest: Crossovers!2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
And thus, the Crossover was born. It's something we never really outgrew, either. To this day, seeing our favorite characters from different stories meet and compete is a guilty pleasure that we all like to indulge in. So now's your chance to indulge yourselves for prizes!
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.
Getting a First Storyboarding GigThis question came in from Twitter today: "How would I go about getting a first storyboarding gig?" I thought I'd put my answer on the blog so others can read it too. Here it is:Getting a First Storyboarding Gig3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I was starting out I had absolutely no idea how to look for work myself. It ends up being different for everybody. The big thing when I was starting out was to make sure LOTS of people saw my work. This was before the Internet got started, so I was working on my college newspaper, making comics and showing them off at conventions. It was meeting a Ren & Stimpy director at a convention that helped me get my start. He liked my comics, and he told me all about how storyboarding for TV works.
The main thing that helped me get started was that I got my work OUT THERE where people could see it. That's a million times easier to do now than ever before; no publishing costs too get your work see by countless people through blogs and Facebook and Twitter, etc.
Here's a crazy story: last year I came across a guy on
FAQFAQFAQ6 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
When did you start drawing? | All kids draw if you wedge a marker in their stubby paws, I just never stopped. I was a VERY shy kid with no self-respect whatsoever, I latched onto art almost immediately as a source of praise and redemption. Now that I have cheapened my lifelong love of art into a form of surrogate self-worth, the real answer is twelve. That summer a combination of questioning my future career, reading too many art books, and falling suddenly in love with Disney movies went critical, and I decided I wanted to be an animator. I committed myself from then on to taking drawing seriously. (Not long after that Disney culled its 2D feature film studios. I decided to pretend like that didn't happen, or might be reversed.)
How did you start drawing? | First, at midnight, I spread the entrails of a freshly killed weasel on the altar of the Mighty Satan... Ah. No, sorry. That was how I got my good looks.
I started drawing in serious by cleaning the local libra
Contest 23 - Historical DisneyContest 23 - Historical Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
In the Judge's Section:
Chosen by :iconmistytang::iconzimeta::iconshoomlah:
Give me your voice by Khioora
What the judges were saying: "Khioora's piece definitely jumped out at me when I was first browsing through the entries- it's a striking illustration, granted, but I was also taken with the integration of both 1830's fashion, and Romantic period portrayals of mermaids with more delineated legs. I'm not a huge fan of fashion in the 1830's, but I'll be the first to admit that it's a blast to draw; I think Khioora did a great job of capturing the so-called "Waist and Extravagance" of the period with both her characters' overall silhouette, and her general detailing of the costume. Great stuff!"~ shoomlah
PE: Want to be a `Senior or ^CV?Community WeekPE: Want to be a `Senior or ^CV?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
»So you want to be a `Senior or ^Community Volunteer?«
Than follow your goal! Nobody will stop you.
Hello! I will tell you a bit about the basics on how to become a Senior or Community Volunteer.
The fine finishings and last step to be a Senior or Community Volunteer you must accomplish by your own.
Seniors are chosen by fourteenthstar. She reviews each Senior suggestion you send to her as a note and posts a Seniority Announcement Journal with a list of deviants she choosed who deserve a Seniority `tick. There is no set schedule for when these announcements occur.
Seniority Announcements 2013
January 13, 2013
But how do you FINALLY get on this list?
The basic information in short is told in
Contest 25 - Heroes, Villains, and Sidekicks In the Heroes and Sidekicks Section:Contest 25 - Heroes, Villains, and Sidekicks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Judge's Section
What the Judge's Were Saying: We really loved the designs and the story sounded intriguing! It seems like a great off-beat story for Disney to do with charming characters everyone is sure to fall in love with. Congratulations on first place!
What the judges were saying: We adored the idea of Laura and her cow, an historical story of a girl dragging her delightful cow across the country in a quest for peace. Absolutely wonderful idea! We'd LOVE to see it on the big screen - great material!
What the judges were saying: The powerful designs and great characters combined
All deviants can now write Critiques Be a giver!All deviants can now write Critiques3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sometimes you come across a deviation that deserves special attention. It catches your eye in such a way that you're compelled to craft a response that goes above and beyond a normal comment. Or perhaps a fellow deviant is having a tough time with a particular aspect of their work, and you know just what they need to take their art to the next level. As a good Internet citizen and art enthusiast, you want to help them out, but a normal comment doesn't quite suit your purpose.
For these situations and more, we've given everyone the ability to write a Critique.
What is Critique?
DeviantART's Critique system is designed to help artists get in-depth, critical feedback and commentary on their work. Valued feedback through Critique promotes creative growth as an artist and draws special attention to work. Critiques are also a way for committed art enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and fans to publish real criticism,
Glen Keane will be missed! (He resigned)Glen Keane, animator behind MANY legendary Disney characters resigned from Disney yesterday. *sniff*Glen Keane will be missed! (He resigned)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He will definitely be missed! His 37 years at Disney have definitely left a huge impact.
I hope he finds happiness in whatever he pursues next!
Some characters he worked on:
The Rescuers -- Penny & Bernard
Pete's Dragon -- Elliot
The Fox and the Hound -- The Bear
The Black Cauldron -- Gurgi & Eilonwy
The Great Mouse Detective -- Ratigan
Oliver and Company -- Sykes, Fagin, Georgette
The Little Mermaid -- Ariel
The Rescuers 2 -- Marahute
Beauty and the Beast -- Beast
Aladdin -- Aladdin
Pocahontas -- Pocahontas
Tarzan -- Tarzan
Treasure Planet -- John Silver
Tangled -- Rapunzel
You get the picture. He's AMAZING.
Featured Movie - Fan Favorite - The Lion KingThanks for voting in all those polls I put up!Featured Movie - Fan Favorite - The Lion King3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winner is...
The Lion King!
To see other movie features, go here: http://disney-club.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Movies-and-Shorts-225465518
"The Lion King was considered a little movie because we were going to take some risks. The pitch for the story was a lion cub gets framed for murder by his uncle set to the music of Elton John. People said, 'What? Good luck with that.' But for some reason, the people who ended up on the movie were highly passionate about it and motivated."
The movie came out in 1994 and became the little movie that could! It was the highest grossing film of that year.
Since then there's been many re-releases of the movie, sequels, and even a Broadway musical based on it.
What's the movie about? Well, you're a Disney fan! Shouldn't you have seen it by now?
Some Concept Art:
Commercial Stock UseGreat stock providersCommercial Stock Use2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you go any further, be aware that these are the current rules of these stock providers and they have the right to always change them in the future. So be sure to always check the rules before you start using the stock for a commercial project.
I will be updating this journal from time to time.
DA print allowed
Commercial use unrestricted
Commercial use with restrictions
Main stock focus legend:
[Bullet; Orange]Commercial use with restrictions
:iconfaestock:[Hesitation][DA Prints] :iconMariaAmanda:[Hesitation][DA Prints] :iconemeraldvenom-stock:[Hesitation][DA Prints]
No use of model stock or ask for special permission on model stock
:icontracys-stock:[House][DA Prints] :iconDamselStock:[Rose][House]:dap
Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSACharlotte Moore (Cavatica) from Raleigh, North Carolina has created a PSA against homophobia after the Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild attracted homophobes to publicly announce that they would murder their child if he or she was gay.Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
#ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter a few weeks ago, and while most people used it to write loving tweets to their future children, some homophobes decided to do just the opposite.
@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published an article of 100 extremely homophobic tweets, which gained quite a bit of attention around the web.
Charlotte Moore was inspired, and decided to write and direct a PSA using the tweets. The video was produced by Brian Lee and Nick Heim.
From the video’s d
Art Professional Owl(repost from Tumblr)Art Professional Owl2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
For all the helpful art student and aspiring artist blogs and resources there are out there, I see WAY less visible support for those actually in the industry. There’s some unique struggles that come with being a professional artist, whether as a freelancer or in a studio environment, that I could use some help with. Things like
How not to have a panic attack in the middle of the office when the 10th note comes in, completely invalidating everything you did before.What to do when answering to 5 different supervisors about your workHow to handle after work stress and still make time for your own stuffWhen lack of energy (not inspiration) is your biggest roadblockAvoiding burnout: why it’s not a bad thing to eat, sleep, relax, and not spend EVERY waking minute on art.Why the industry is not like college: some hard truths you’ll have to put up with on a daily basis and how to not turn into a bitter old coot because of themHaving faith in your work an
Be A Dangerous Artist.Marcel Duchamp said that "Painting is a drug."Be A Dangerous Artist.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
His quote applies to photography as well. And digital art. And manga and anime. And thoughtless pornography. And writing.
It is all a drug that easily lulls its creators into detours of safety and simplicity.
Yet, the artists who have moved me on this site, (like you, perhaps?) are truly rich enough to push limits, take risks and allow themselves to articulate, (however eloquently or foolishly) their notions that art is MORE than a drug. When art is most powerful, it is far more than decoration, game-playing and diversion.
Art is a dangerous tool for expression, revolution, meditation and individuality.
Superficially, Art is like a canary used by coal miners. When the canary lives, the miners know that air still exists in the shaft. When the canary suddenly dies, then the miners know that the very air is about to be poisoned. Therefore I love all art. I am warmed by all creativity. But artists ought to be dangerous...
Fascist dictators wis
HiddenThis is a true story.Hidden3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had just entered a treasure-trove. It was a tantalizing world, hidden from view from the rest of the world. My jaw dropped in disbelief
"Take what you like, young man," said the sweet little old lady who stood by my side, garage door clicker in hand. She was a neighbor and had invited me to her home in our sleepy suburban neighborhood because she had, in her words, "a few art-supplies to give away,"
So here I stood, in her garage, which was filled with what appeared to be literally thousands of paintings, stacked tightly in bundles from floor to ceiling.
"These were my husband's paintings", she explained." Maybe you could paint over them and re-use them."
"What? Paint over them?" I asked in horror. "What are you saying? Don't you want your husband's paintings?" The sweet old lady shrugged and shook her head, in a sad, quiet way. "What can I do with these?" She responded. What you don't take today, the trash peopl