BRUSH MY HAIR, MY DEAR MINION.........'kay I know Chrysalis is a power-hungry monster and she's supposed to be scary and all that, but I can't take her seriously in this get-up.BRUSH MY HAIR, MY DEAR MINION1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Don't look at me."
Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)To many people in comics, I only arrived a few years ago with Joe the Barbarian. Then came Hellblazer (completed in 2008 before I began working on Joe), American Vampire: SOTF, and finally Punk Rock Jesus. Once in a while someone will mention Off Road (an OGN I did with Oni back in 2004), but for the most part it seems like I've been published only these last few years when in fact I've been published professionally for a decade now.Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a plea to have everyone go back through my previous work--in fact, I'm glad that a lot of the books I've done over the years aren't on readers' radars. I'm proud of it all, but the books above are a nice, tight group of titles to be associated with. They're all in a similar brand, they're all recent, they all have good creators/publishers associated with them, and the artwork is mostly consistent. Go back further than that, and you'll see artwork that looks nothing like the stuff I'm doing these days. (Although Off Road still holds up to some de
Regarding SOPA and deviantART (update)Our view at deviantART regarding SOPA is that it's probably a bad idea. There should be better ways to deal with mass infringement on the Internet than this. This bill in our view can be seen as a threat to the open Internet itself and this is very hard to digest or support.Regarding SOPA and deviantART (update)4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I personally have found information at the EFF and at Public Knowledge to be very helpful in understanding what is at stake.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION AT WWW.DEVIANTART.COM/SOPA
UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Google.
step by stepMy last two entries have been pretty broad in scope so i thought i might talk a little more specifically about my process for a singular piece of art.step by step3 years ago in Personal More Like This
step one...the rough
so this is usual done really quick. i am trying to accomplish two things at this stage. first (and most important) the idea. as i have said before the idea is the most important thing. so the idea is an octopus lacing up a girls corset. the second thing i am establishing is the rhythm of the piece. not how organic and squiggly the octopus is and how angular and deliberate
the girl is. especially her outstretched leg. i really like the contrast between these two line qualities and i am going to try my best to maintain that through to the final image. i am not concerned about form or proportion. i am concerned with character and emotion
step two...the tie down
this is the phase where i try to bring some solidity to the drawing. note that i
Character Design ReviewI'm at San Diego Comic con right now (come see me today and tomorrow! See my last journal for time and place) but I wanted to pass along a link to some redline draw-over notes I gave to a very talented character designer who won our Taught By A Pro character design contest. First prize was notes by me on how he could strengthen an already strong drawing/character design. His name is Piper and he did such a nice job it was intimidating coming up with suggestions for him. If you want to see what I came up with, go to this link and check out the blog post: http://taughtbyapro.com/character-design-contest-character-design-review/Character Design Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Looking for male stock?Since I often get requests for male stock, I wanted to do a feature and bring you some quality male model resources. Show them some love!Looking for male stock?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, stop asking me to provide male stock. At this point, I can't.
If you need anything male, first you should join :iconmanstock: the group dedicated to male stock and reference. Also, for everything couples, try :iconromancing-the-stock:
Now, in no particular order as I go through my watch list:
Hero or Villain Contest - 2 by jademacalla FA_Val_UCBD_2 by jademacalla
Cornfield -02- by manverustock Fly by manverustock Upside down by manverustock
bb4 by ohnostock bb18 by ohnostock bb5 by ohnostock
073 Jason Aaron Baca Promo2 by jasonaaronbaca jason aaron baca couple 06 by jasonaaronbaca fitness stock 1 by jasonaaronbaca
Male Stock 195 by BirdsistersStock Male Stock 1 by BirdsistersStock Male Stock 43 by BirdsistersStock
Art4Love and more scam sitesI think you heard about the scam artist Chad Love Liberman who sells stolen artwork for huge prices. Many people posted news and journals:Art4Love and more scam sites4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You can see some links and affected artists here
Even his books are stolen.
He has 3 websites known:
art4love.com (down, use IP 126.96.36.199)
markyourspot.com (not down but 404 error)
michaelperezgallery.com (up and running)
Luckily other people are waking up too, even his close
So tired of not achieving what you want?So tired of not achieving what you want?So tired of not achieving what you want?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone has something they really want dearly, a career, to have a certain loved one, to be able to make certain things...
The most common one among us artist are:
- I want to be able to draw better
- I want to be able to draw like "this"person.
- I want to earn money with my drawing.
- I want to be able to draw what I imagine in my head.
- I want more people to appreciate my art.
- I want more feedback from artists I admire.
- I want more..
- I want better....
All this wanting.. dreaming of... hoping for.
How about doing it!! With these sort of "wants", it's a matter of DOING IT!
How? You ask?
There are many ways, but the usual and only answers to those desires are:
- Spend the most time you have on drawing/painting.
- Go and ask people for help, it is okay to do so!
- Look at that amazing artwork and try and figure out how this person made it, perhaps he/she will tell you? Perhaps this person has made a video or tutoria
CALLING ALL BRIGADOON FANS! FINAL VOTES NEEDED!!!!:iconloloplz: I'm on the bandwagon on this with :iconchibibug: & :icondatloon: because the fandom here is REALLY desperate! :iconmelanblueplz:CALLING ALL BRIGADOON FANS! FINAL VOTES NEEDED!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brigadoon is in third place and we need to fill a 1000+ gap! You are able to vote once per day! Details are through this http://fuckyeahbrigadoonmarintomelan.tumblr.com/post/34802815642/final-determination-page-has-arrived-and-brigadoon !
PLEASE! HELP! US!
Randomness of the Day: I ship PyonxMarin ok.
Big Hollywood interviewBig Hollywood.com interviewed my brother and I about our faith and working on MULAN together. Read it here http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/03/15/bh-interview-mulan-director-faithBig Hollywood interview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OH BOY SLANDERhttp://erza-scarlet-8.tumblr.com/post/100582537050/stolen-artOH BOY SLANDER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
LOOK AT THIS.
LOOK AT THIS AND LAUGH.
But seriously. I was dealing with this person a few months ago in regards to some art theft issues. They had stolen some art, traced some art, and I and several others called them out.
So now she's "getting back" at me by accusing me of tracing.
The only time I ever traced was when I was 7 years old.
OH SNAP STORY TIME GO GET SOME POPCORN OR CHIPS.
So I was 7. Or 8. Something like that. Sonic the Hedgehog was the only thing on my mind at the time. I played the games, read the comics, watched the show. I even wrote half of a Sonic and Tails story that has succeeded in making my fiancee laugh and feel creeped out at the same time because of how damn surreal it was. So on my Dad's birthday, I decided I wanted to draw him a picture of Sonic. Thing i
The Detrimental AweThanks for the ideas everyone! Here's the post many of you requested...The Detrimental Awe4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a sample of responses I've heard from some editors over the years when I've raised practical business concerns regarding comic book publishing:
"No, we don't know exactly what books you'll be doing, but we're (insert name of big publisher) Comics, so sign exclusive with us and not (insert name of competing publisher who has titles ready for you)!"
"This is a (insert name of big writer) book! I know he's late, but just think of how many people would love to be in your shoes!"
"The page rate isn't good, but at least you'll be getting to work with (name of big superhero whom you're supposed to be a fan of)!"
"We won't fly you out or put you into a hotel, but you should come so you can sign at the booth for us! Who doesn't love signing autographs?"
What do these statements have in common? They're emotional arguments made to sidestep yo
Discord Wins!Discord Wins!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Reign of Chaos or "How Discord won a poll about petting and cuddling cute ponies."
Though it was kind of obvious.
He is the spirit of chaos, after all.
Stay tuned for the most chaotic simulator.
Tearing your hair out over Bleeds and Trims?What are all these Specs anyway?Tearing your hair out over Bleeds and Trims?5 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are a lot of questions about the printing areas and what they mean. And with good reason! These sorts of things can get confusing, right? Especially when each company seems to have different rules for printing.
Basically, these printing areas help ensure clean, proper printing. Each company compiles the specifications according to their physical printing process, and they relay it back to you so you can use these wonderful tools to your advantage!
So let's go over a little at a time. Today, we'll look at an overview of basic areas. We know that these areas can vary from company to company, and some can even add extra boundaries, but if we look at the basics, it will make it easier for us to grasp these principles!
Printing Regions at a Glance
General Regions, according to MangaApps:
I think part of the problem in referring to these areas comes from lack of across-the-b
MLP rewards for helping animals!Remember last week when I said:MLP rewards for helping animals!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Very soon - this week, most likely - WLC will be holding an Indiegogo fundraiser for much needed vet equipment for their animals. Tier rewards will be specifically geared towards fans of My Little Pony. I'll be posting about it in the next few days, along with some art I created just for the event." ??
Well, it's up and running! If you are a fan of MLP, or a fan of my art (for either of which, I thank you!!) please take a peek at the campaign and see if their are any tier rewards you may like as a thank-you for a donation!
MLP tier rewards include:
- signed Funko figures of the Mane 6, Derpy and more
- Funko Twilights and Discords signed by none other than Tara Strong and John DeLancie!!
- OOAK pencil drawings of Fluttershy with WLC's animals
- outgoing voice mail from Tara and John
- a party with MLP writers
Why are we slower?About a month ago I finally got to meet an art hero of mine, Klaus Janson, a well known pro who's been in the industry for over 30 years. A mutual friend introduced us, and we hit it off right away. The group of us went through the Village hitting pub after pub, and soon I was drunk enough to ask Klaus something that had been bugging me.Why are we slower?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked him if modern comic artists are, on average, slower than we used to be. He said yes, and I agreed.
From the Golden Age until the 80s, pencillers were generally expected to turn in at least two pages a day, while an inker was expected to turn in around 3-4. There were a handful of exceptions, I'm sure, but most of the artists could pump out pages like human printing presses. In the current comic industry, it's completely reversed: while a handful of artists can still hit this speed, the vast majority can't. Pencillers today struggle to produce a page-per-day, while inkers (those who still ink with ink) are hitting around 2.
So what happened? I'v
SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and Youhttp://spyed.deviantart.com/journal/Regarding-SOPA-amp-deviantART-269431917 $spyed's journal entry regarding this.SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and You4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act - Wikipedia
This is a informative article, outside of the normal DLD activities, to bring awareness to a pair of bills currently under much discussion and debate. These bills are called called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIP (Protect IP), presented to the House of Representatives and the senate (respectively) in the United States. Later in this article, we will also discuss how these bills have a world wide significance. At the end of the article are several links to the actual bill, news articles, and forum/journals related to this topic. Our aim here is to give to a brief overview, and to answer some questions concerning this debate.
SOPA itself is an attempt to stop online piracy both domestic and foreign by the United States Gov't. It employs a variety of tactics in order to achieve this, including scannin
The Darkness II Contest TweetThe Darkness II Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw a page for
the 100th Issue of
The Darkness comic!
Read Official Rules »
In the new game, "The Darkness II" by 2k Games, it's been two years since Jackie Estacado took his revenge on those who killed his girlfriend and became the Don of a New York crime family. A strange and terrible power called The Darkness has remained locked tightly inside him, but now it's ready to come out once again.
Let your own inner demons out to play and join Jackie in his brutal internal battle against The Darkness by drawing a
three-panel comic using the script created by Top Cow writers.
Become a pro by winning and have your three-pan
I feel fluffy......is actually an older deviation of mine. But I feltlike redoing it and turning it into a plz-accountI feel fluffy...7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to use it. Just type : iconifeelfluffyplz : (without the spaces).
:iconifeelfluffyplz: created by :iconjustgreg:
See also :iconlovesplatplz:
A roundabout wayIt has been a while since the last entry. There are two reasons for this, I have been busily working on the Otto and Victoria book and then there is the "day job." I just finished up my work on the upcoming Disney film, "wreck-it Ralph" it is an amazing movie and I put a lot of time into it. Now that it is done my nights are free again to delve into my personal project.A roundabout way3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I would talk a little bit about my process of developing this book. I have never written a storybook before but I have been in the business of telling stories visually for a while. The biggest thing I have learned so far is that there is no formula to telling a good story. The best thing you can do is being adaptable and let the story tell you where it needs to go. The only thing you need is that one idea to start the ball rolling. Something unique yet universal. Your job as a storyteller is to find that one notion that people hear and go, "cool". It is just a spark; it could be an image, a song, or a characte
copy and pasteA teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, not to rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.copy and paste4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to put some personal thoughts after this, but well... I think that is enough to read carefully and think deeply.
Animation Story #8- My first anim. scene at DisneyI haven't posted a Disney Animation Story for a long time. I've written career related "inspirational" posts every once in awhile, but not an Disney career story. Here's the last one, I believe: http://tombancroft.deviantart.com/journal/Animation-story-7-Breaking-into-Disney-pt-3-278516657Animation Story #8- My first anim. scene at Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This story was brought on by a question someone asked on my Tumblr page which lead to me answering with a story. I thought I'd share it here with you all. -Tom B.
Hi! I'm an animation student at UT Dallas, and I've been looking for stories and advice from great artists. What was your first big project, and what did you do? What advice would you give an aspiring animator
TOM: This probably isn't the answer you are looking for but my first animation for Disney was of a foot kicking a pot. I was (the legendary animator) Mark Henn's clean up assistant for about 2-3 years before I moved into ani
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.1 I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. So, this is part 1 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (www.taughbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concentrate on drawing instruction for all forms of media. Here we go:The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe there are T