That Explains Why...!
Credit goes to Brawkinthefamily.com. I randomly found this on Facebook and couldn't help but share it.
The animated version will make full sense of the joke but deviantART couldn't display animated GIF's of this nature on journals. Click here to see Tail's butt in action! lol
Anyways I've just finished penciling pages 3 & 4 to Sonic Boom: Unwrapped! I'm pretty chuffed with the results. = ) Right now I'll have to get my ass back into uni-work mode - got some assignments to finish off. Enjoy your week everyone!
Burnbot Wants Revenge!
I Got The Masterplan!!
It's been raining all day in San Francisco. I couldn't do much other than draw... And this is what I came up with!
Anyways, after watching 'The Wind Rises' with Svend Joscelyne (aka Dreadknux, creator of The Sonic Stadium and
Composition Studies Composition StudiesComposition Studies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do me a favour to any artist who are watching me now and would like to improve the way they design and present their final artwork.
Go to your local museum/fine arts gallery (preferably the national branches or the ones in the big cities), make it a field trip and learn something that may perhaps be a significant benefit to your art studies.
Book your student discounted fare online, grab your backpack filled with sketchbook and whatever drawing tool you're comfortable with (graphite, microns, watercolors etc...), get that bus ticket, go get some fresh air, and some exercise while at it - make this an investment worthwhile.
Be sure to check out the policies of the art gallery/museum before you do any sketching in public, some have very strict rules about drawing in the public galleries, while some are more flexible. Be aware and be prepared on your field trip at all times.
When everything is good to go, walk around the gallery, observe and find pa
Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life) Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life)Great Advice to Artists (from all walks of life)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I couldn't stand having that 'cover' hanging in my front page for another day! So I bring you something completely opposite to what's bad in the arts/creative entertainment industry - something good and positive! Professional advice to be more precise but this guy named Joe Madureira (some of you will instantly recognise his art style in Marvel comics) knows what he's talking about, and he's one of the many hundreds of professional/commercial comic illustrators out there who are in the same boat. But what I like about Joe is that he's been very successful in his career, and after years of observation and feedback from aspiring artists he has decided to share some advice.
"But Elson, this is pretty much the same as any other professional artist who give the same kind of adv
My thoughts on Sonic Boom! (I'm a Kid Again!) My thoughts on Sonic Boom! (I'm a Kid Again! ~ 2nd Update)My thoughts on Sonic Boom! (I'm a Kid Again!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just had some awesome dinner and I've read up on your feedback. Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts, and I'm happy to have provided my positive perspectives on Sonic Boom - optimism is a good thing to have in life, give it a go where you can!
Also, shoutout to :iconHappyAggro: for handing me this link on a quick summary of what's legit on the whole franchise as well as link to the latest updates of Sonic Boom when they come.
And oh my god, I felt like a kid all over again when I saw these!
Seriously THIS kind of stuff, concept artwork, was the main reason why I got myself a pencil and a paper on that very day (when I turned on my brother's SEGA SATURN to play SONIC JAM)
Academy of Art (SPRING 2014) - Elson's InstructorsOnce again my instructors from the Academy of Art university are amazingly talented, patient and passionate in what they practice and teach. Here's a rundown of the instructors I've had privilege of learning from during the course of Spring 2014.Academy of Art (SPRING 2014) - Elson's Instructors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Semester: Spring 2014
FA 213: Introduction to Anatomy
Time: Tu 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 12:10 PM - 01:50 PM
Location: 60 Federal Street, Room 225
Lecturer: Valerie Winslow
FA 110: Still Life Painting 1
Time: W 08:30 AM - 11:20 AM, 12:00 PM - 02:50 PM
Location: 60 Federal Street, Room 205
Lecturer: Sheldon Greenburg
Tracy Yardley's book just arrived!What a pleasant surprise when I got back home from class. My landlord notified me of a parcel and I was like:Tracy Yardley's book just arrived!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Ah, so finally, the StH #257 arrived... About bloody time (since this was the third occasion it came late, I'm gonna unsubscribe if they missed my issue for the fourth time)!", instead I got this!
To know that I can make something this good in three weeks, I gotta say I'm proud. This is what graphic designers do or a production artist if you were to work at Archie comics, hell I even played the role of an editor for pete's sake. lol
I want to thank all the people who contributed to this special project once again, and they include:
Elson you know better......Than to leave your DA account signed in on my computer!Elson you know better...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WOO EVAN WAZ HERE GO READ THE GHOSTS OF THE FUTURES KIDS
Ya fool Evan you left it still signed in for me
CIROTIN WAS HURE
To my dear friends: :iconevanstanley: & :iconcirotin:
In classic Scooby-Doo villain's voice: "DAMN YOU MEDDLING KIDS!!!"
Darn it they got me good! (And they did it last time too when I was in Santa Cruz! Bugger!)
Anyways the train and bus ride back to San Francisco was a breeze, I managed to do some doodles on the way - gotta practice drawing those heads!!
But yeah I had an awesome time with these two for the weekend! Good food, good company, and also, I learnt alot about SOUTH PARK!! "TIMMEEEH!!"
We watched Devin play the epic (and recently released video game) - 'The Stick of Truth'! Go check out the reviews if you don't believe it. The vide
How Videogames Changed The World.A recent documentary aired in Fair Blighty, listing 25 games that had an influence on global culture, as selected by life-long gamer and professional grumpy-pants, Charlie Brooker.How Videogames Changed The World.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's currently on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWbr5z1Uu_U
There may be an issue watching it outside the UK, but if you've an interest in gaming culture I'm sure you can track it down elsewhere.
It's well worth a watch.
You'd be surprised at what holds the #1 spot!
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when
Happy Birthday Darkspeeds (post them here! XD)Hi everyone! Rather than sending me notes or comment on the frontpage, let's share your B-day wishes on this journal.Happy Birthday Darkspeeds (post them here! XD)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let us know what you'd like to see more from me in the coming future! Love ya all, your support and well wishes are much appreciated as always.
Oh and big thank to :iconCIC-Studios: for this fantastic early birthday present!
This really hit the spot for on the fact that:
A) The song immediate took me by surprise. This BGM means a lot to me in so many ways. = ) And it's a remixed version too which is quite refreshing to listen to!
B) It's got Silver and Blaze! My favorite coupling! X3
C) It's got Sonic too - of course! Without him I wouldn't have become who I am today (not forgetting to thank my parents and family as well for my upbringing and welfare! XD) and I wouldn't have known about you guys.
And that's it for now! It's time to catch a ride with Jason and drive down to LA to meet up with the others!
Oh my god... Check out these designs!!I love it when people naturally utilize their own unique drawing style and re-create/reinterpret a new way at looking at our beloved Hedgehog and his friends!Oh my god... Check out these designs!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Credit goes to :iconcigar-blues: for the image below! They look adorable (and beautifully stylized)!
And here's another one by :iconrollingrabbit:. Inspiring!
My God, Mechs are a Pain in the Butt to Draw!
I'm going to say that Lyric and his henchmen are some of the toughest to draw out of all the Sonic villains. They're mostly inorganic and are made of several detailed parts based on mech technology - aka robot parts and designs.
But if you can pull it off the details can really shine through!
Anyways it's time to head off to the John Pence Gallery and do some watercolor studies. I think this little field trip to the fine arts still lif
REAL HANDY: Two Screens, Mirror, Anatomy Know-how REAL HANDY: Two Screens, Mirror, Anatomy Know-howREAL HANDY: Two Screens, Mirror, Anatomy Know-how1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy everyone. For those who are about to watch it - you're in for a treat, regardless.
Now, to share with you some tips.
Two extra Screens - Super handy when you can display reference photos from your personal archives for your projects. As you can see here I'm focusing solely on Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill) for the moment, he is after all the focal point. It's totally okay to use a lot of references for your finished illustration - the more visual info you have to make a convincing illustration the better. Thanks to :iconchemb0t: for inspiring me to get those extra screens where otherwise I would have never have done so on my own. Also :iconyuski: here is another example of how I do my stuff using the two screens to it's full advantage.
Back to School!! (Semester 2 at the AAU)Just a quick snapshot of my second semester at the Academy of Art university!Back to School!! (Semester 2 at the AAU)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The four classes I'm taking are:
i) Human Anatomy (upgrade from Figure Drawing last semester)
ii) Still Life Painting (seriously AWESOME fun! I love oil painting now!)
iii) Cloth Figure Drawing (that lecturer reminds me of Jack McBrayer! Seriously! XD)
iv) Perspective (you can see my homework progress on the last 4 photos)
So far all of my lecturers have been nothing short of impressive. They're passionate, exceptional in their technique and wonderful teachers.
On my previous semester I gained a high B average which is not easy to get in any art school, so I'm really proud of that. Nevertheless let's see how I go with this semester, because this is going to be my last one too. More on the why in future - but for now let's make the very most out of it!
My new oil paint set!! After Shel
Academy of Art University (Final Thoughts...)"Be brave, learn and try new things, and more importantly, live life with no regrets. This I did."Academy of Art University (Final Thoughts...)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At the start of June 2013 I arrived to California to live with :iconchemb0t: and his family for a while before moving to the heart of San Francisco downtown to prepare my first semester (and first ever experience studying at an art school at university level). Jason and his family are considered my second family, that's how special they are. At the same time I caught up with :iconevanstanley:, :iconcirotin: and Evan's family for a rafting trip for week long stay in Santa Cruz. I feel privileged to have known those two better and in person, especially when they are passionately driven and talented artists in their own right. Then I went to Mexico for a short trip, it was there that I've been able to appreciate the beautiful heritage, cultures, food, and landscapes, at the same time it was also a time when I got to appreciate m
Silent FallI know I have been very quiet lately, but that's because I've been busy. That's what I always say, isn't it?Silent Fall2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But it's true! I don't remember where I've mentioned this before, but now I'm making sure it's known: I am attending cartooning school. I am thousands of miles away from my desert home (and pets) in order to study the art of making great comics. For all intents and purpose, it is grad school. If I successfully complete my thesis project at the end of my second year, I will be awarded with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Of course, more important than the degree is the networking opportunities and the experience of being at such an awesome school.
It's somewhat challenging to balance my personal projects with my schoolwork. I've uploaded some of my stuff to my art sites, but not everything. Examples of what's missing: 2+ hours of figure drawing from life every week, writing manuscripts, weekly sketchbook and lettering assignments, screenprinting, and a 20 copies of a 20-page comic
Story Tips by David Lillie Story Tips by David LillieStory Tips by David Lillie7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you didn't know already by now how I'm a big fan of David's work then here's a reminder.
Not only does his critically acclaimed graphic novel/web-comic series impress but it's also the fact that his values, opinions and wisdom on the story-telling subject that continues to blow my mind.
His honest, easy to digest and no-nonsense approach gets me hooked every time and I strongly encourage you all to watch this video now.
Best eight an a half minutes of my day, it may just be audio but the delivery of his personal advice with this format keep things intimate and less distracting from the flash-bang of visuals on other videos that offer similar advice. I'm looking forward to hearing more from him on future videos.
If you're currently stuck somewhere with your writing, whether you're procrastinating, walking in limbo, need encouragement or just need some tips to hit you off in t
Shadow's Sexy, Nuff Said.It's been a while since I did one of these... I don't remember what year it was since I published ANGEL OF DARKNESS on youtube but I was really surprised at how people watched that video and enjoyed my early impression of my Shadow voice (and the fan comic. XD). Same with this video - and good grief, I rather embarrassed at the quality of those recordings at the time.Shadow's Sexy, Nuff Said.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They're six years old man... lol
Here's an updated one, topped with some villains to try out - and the crazy thing is I did it all in half a day. Enjoy!
Prepare for Shadow's Fight!!
It's too late... I've spent half the day recording a section of SONIC UNIVERSE #60 - and so far it's sounding ace. I'm in one of those moods to just throw this out of the ba
Tracy Yardley wants to say thanks!Tracy Yardley wants to say thanks!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys and gals! I just want to post this out while I'm taking my time backtracking on getting the rest of the contacts - ie. of those who have contributed to the book. I'm also going to post all of the special contributors, fan artists, and all the fans who got their questions and shout-outs featured in the book on this page as a tribute to the success of the project and, of course, to :iconyardley: for being so nice and awesome.
Here's what he had to share with me this evening:
I got the book and it looks fantastic. You did a marvelous job on it. I could go on about it, but suffice it to say that this is the nicest, most thoughtful gift I've ever received.
I do really want to give a personal thanks to all the people who helped. If you could give me links to their DA accounts or emails, I would greatly appreciate it so I could drop them each a quick line.
New Sonic fan comic by Darkspeeds!Time to get back into the game, it's been too long.New Sonic fan comic by Darkspeeds!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How this is gonna work is each episode will contain stories that span from 5-10 pages. It will be based off from a combination of the TV show, video game and self initiatives (i.e. my own ideas). :iconhappyaggro: has just finished revising my original script to episode one and I was really impressed with her editing. Just 10 minutes and I got suggestions that already improved some of the dialogue I've used on each page - brilliant.
I would like to keep this as an ongoing series and until we find out more about the TV show and video game I can get a better idea of what's legit and can be used in the comic to stay true to the series, whilst at the same time, try to come up with new content too.
I also have ideas of Sonic and co. having bigger and proper adventures that could potentially span to a three episodic structure. Better not jump the gun and stick with the debut episode.
Hope to develop th
Crimson Flag Comic Fandub ~ Part 3 is out!! Crimson Flag Comic Fandub - Part 3Crimson Flag Comic Fandub ~ Part 3 is out!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My friend Nate posted this only a few hours ago. I DEMAND you watch it! He's done it again with another top quality 'comic drama' interpretation of the Crimson Flag webcomic series.
I play as the powerful and crafty antagonist: Lord Julian Urocyon - who is the father of the main protagonist in the story, Lord Lucian Urocyon who is a Level 3 Mage and a Gray fox (the story is the intimate war between the two races - Reds and Grays). The person who played as Lucian was also the director of this comic drama, so he is responsible for the entire audio production and casting!
Anyways he's my feedback to his comic drama:
Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong says:
I can FEEL the MOMENTUM in this!!!
It's been a long wait but hell who cares, as long as it came out excellent.
Thanks Nate, once again for showcasing another remarkable example of a comic drama
DREAMKEEPERS - Nainso in 'The Job Offer'Dreamkeepers must become an animated cartoon one day! I want to see one fully animated with voice acting, SFXs and music before I go to my grave! Mua ha ha ha! XXDDREAMKEEPERS - Nainso in 'The Job Offer'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But yeah I just want to say that the real hero here (well besides the obvious that are the creators to this amazing graphic novel series - Dave and Liz Lillie), in terms of the voice acting, I really want to hand it to Kovabomb - he NAILED Nainso's voice.
I still remember that evening when I contacted Chris on Skype in request to audition for the character Nainso. I just knew I had to get him to voice the guy cuz I could picture exactly how he would sound like when I read his dialogue in my head.
Chris is a natural in live auditions, cuz when I'm directing from the other end of the booth I ask him to do a few lines for any character I have him auditioning for in a certain tone, pitch or accent and after a few adjustments he hits that perfect note.
Sometimes it's not so easy, I'd get him to go for
Who Stole Link's Clothes...?Sonic did!Who Stole Link's Clothes...?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out an awesome game-play preview from Aaron Webber (the ever so humble Associate Brand Manager at SEGA of America).
If you own a copy of Sonic Lost World, go and get your free DLC tomorrow! Sonic looks tight in Zelda's world! This is one mini cross-over not to be missed.