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.
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!
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SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?Okay so I get a bunch of these question all the time about being an Artist. Questions like "How do you draw like that?" "Will you draw my comic for Free?" "What do I need to do to get better?" "What are the tools you use?" Ect...SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to provide all these Answer and more here, so listen up.
1.The most commonly asked question is "How did you learn how to draw"
I get asked this question a ton and my answer is pretty much the same every time. "PRACTICE!!!" I cannot stress this enough, but you have to practice. You will only get out of it what you put into it. How good do You want to be?
Truthfully thats up to you.
I've put in a good 15 years of drawing almost everyday. I've wanted to be a comic artist more than anything. I WANTED IT! And now I'm doing it. But I had to work at it. I didn't just wake up one day an
SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION!A collection of Genga Animatics from one of my absolute favorite animated shows this year, "Space Dandy." It makes me happy to see this kinda content is still all done on paper. No Command Z. Japanese 2D TV animators continue to inspire me beyond no end. featuring some of the work of key animators Tadashi Hiramatsu, Yutaka Nakamura, Norifumi Kugai, Gosei Oda , Bahi JD and others!SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since I can't submit this to my galleryI'll post it here in a journal.Since I can't submit this to my gallery1 year 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.
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!!!
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
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
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.DC puss out.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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
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
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
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?
Toho's Godzilla Returning in 2016?!First off, thank you so much everyone for the lovely birthday wishes You guys are too good to me.Toho's Godzilla Returning in 2016?!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Secondly, this was a hell of a birthday surprise.
Yesterday, it was formally announced that Toho Studios would be reviving their OWN Godzilla film, set to be released in 2016, with production starting in 2015. Speculation abounds on the project, but the biggest question seems to be the focus on CGI or traditional Suitmation. The article cites the recent adaptation of the manga Parasyte as an example of the "high quality filmmaking" that Japan is currently capable of, but given the franchise's tradition of practical effects, and perhaps an unwillingness to appear inadequate when compared to the hundreds of millions spent of American SFX, we may be seeing something akin to Shinji Higuchi's Attack on Titan adaptation - a combination of sparse miniatures, green screening, props, CGI, and suits. One can only hope.
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.
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.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Concerning TrollsThe immediate response for most people, when faced with online acrimony & insensitivity, is to respond in kind. But when dealing with trolls, you must adopt an advantageous mindset -- one that allows you to see the futility in returning insults. Ignore trolls, hide their comments, & report them for the simplest solution.Concerning Trolls2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, if you are irrepressibly inclined to reply, deprive your words of emotion (that is to say, "Don't feed the trolls."). Above all, don't let them get to you.
Recently, I came across a journal entry in which a particular troll, PipweedtheDon, was mentioned. His modus operandi it seems is to add the artwork of others to folders that have disparaging names, such as "Dirty Losers". This observable troll, like other trolls, wants to offend & elicit emotional responses from others. The negative feedback he's received causes him to feel relevant.
If left wholly ignored, that is, if nary a deviant acknowledged hi
Enhorabuena: ¡cuánto talento!Es un chorro cósmico de placer entrar todos los días a este grupo.Enhorabuena: ¡cuánto talento!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sí, sí, en todos lados se habla mucho del canal en Youtube, se habla mucho del blog, pero no se habla demasiado del espacio en Deviant Art siendo este tan sobradamente importante. Este lugar significa distintas cosas para distintas personas, y yo no soy la excepción porque ¿saben?
Acá se me ocurren ideas para muchos videos con sólo ver el arte de la gente.
Acá se decide cuáles serán los covers de algunos de los trabajos más importantes que hago.
Acá, además, he recibido muchos de los mejores regalos que jamás me han hecho en la vida.
¡Muchas gracias por prestarme un poquito de vuestro talento! Lo aprecio, lo estimo y lo valoro.
Como este grupo se hace cada vez más grande, y todos los días arriva más gente, hay algunas cosas que deben plantearse:
1.- No hay manera fácil de puntualizar esto. No sin quedar como un absoluto C
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
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... -_-
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!!!
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
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).
#DiariodeDross en Deviant Art: 6 mesesSí, seis meses, y mucho, pero que mucho, mucho muchísimo talento. Si me alcanza la plata, algún día haré de mi casa una especie de museo con todo el arte que ustedes han dedicado a esta locura. ¿No estaría genial?#DiariodeDross en Deviant Art: 6 meses3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Todos ustedes rockean. Lo he dicho antes y lo repito sin problema: son la carta de presentación de nuestro mundo. Los arquitectos de Dross, del Troll, de los Creepypasta, de La Gorda, La Chica Pepsi y toda la compañía que hay junto a ellos. Muchos de ustedes han ayudado a definir cómo veo este mundillo paralelo.
Un saludo muy grande. Gracias.
Legend of Korra Book 4 Balance Review (Thanks you)Follow Me on FacebookLegend of Korra Book 4 Balance Review (Thanks you)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not crying.....nope...not at....n.....not...at...................
Ok, I just comeback from watch The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies.....good film....but the only thing in my head the whole time was.....I need to talk about Korra, I need to talk about Korra, I need to talk about Korra, I need to talk about Korra......so yeah.....LET'S TALK ABOUT KORRA XD.
Guys, this have been a journey, and sadly all journeys have to eventually come to an end, but damn I glad it end in a high note, and W
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!