Up, Up, and Away: Superhero CosplayThey might not have powers, but these superheroes look ready to save us all. Here are some of the best superhero cosplays from around deviantART!Up, Up, and Away: Superhero Cosplay1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Black Widow by BlackMageAlodia
Tony Stark 01 by xxTonyStarkxx
The Huntress by Neferet-Cosplay
robin commission by ohjimmyboy
Barbara Gordon - Batgirl IV by Knightess-Rouge
Comic Composition GeekoutSPECIAL GUEST STAR (against his knowledge) IS :iconandrew-ross-maclean:Comic Composition Geekout2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You guys know when I get really excited about art geekery, I JUST CAN'T KEEP IT IN. I also feel like composition is a really hard thing to learn, and all you can really do is try to learn "what is good" in composition, and then try to find examples until you can recognize it. In addition, composition for comics is extra hard because you have to worry about the overall flow of the page as well as the composition of each individual panel.
So I was doing my spring cleaning of my message center and came on some new comic pages he uploaded, all of which are awesome, but take a particular look at this one:
This page is AMAZING. I started watching this guy for his slick style and stayed for his crazy composition skills, and this page makes a particularly good example because his work is so clean and straight-forward, there's not a lot of noodling to distract from the motion lines.
1- We read left to ri
neobarokNEOBAROKneobarok6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the first video showing hard-surface sculpting in Neobarok. I will be uploading more videos on https://www.facebook.com/neobarok3d and http://neobarok.tumblr.com
GREAT NEWS !
In the last few months I got amazing results in Neobarok and let me tell you that it is way better than I had hoped at first. The real-time rendering and underlying structure are complete and it's all a lot more complex than my early prototype Freestyle:
There are still a few things to do before I can make a proper demo and mount a crowd-funding project - most probably on INDIEGOGO, unless kickstarter opens for France soon. In a couple of months I should have it demo-ready. This year was dedicated for this - I've been working full-time on BAROK, that's also why there were fewer drawings.
I know it's a slow proces
5 LevelsI've spoken as guest speaker a number of times over the years (come visit me at SCAD Atlanta in January). While I'm not the best or most patient teacher, I think my strength is my pragmatic and blunt approach to the business side of comics. In order to help the students think of a "5 YEAR PLAN" (more on that in an upcoming post), I'll often break down the different page rate levels of comic book artists as a way to help analyze the playing field of our industry. If there's a ladder to success, what's wrong with defining each rung? I imagine such a breakdown helpful for moving up in most any industry, not just comics.5 Levels3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 5 LEVELS of comic artists as I see them--NOT based on talent but on page rates, popularity, and the prestige of the titles the artist works on. You might define them differently or have more than just 5, but I find that less-is-more when it comes to people being able to retain information.
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
About style...I took a few minutes to answer a couple questions about developing a style on tumblr. I figure I'd share it here as well...About style...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm struggling to find my style and decided to ask about this to a few artists. I guess some artists chose to follow a path where they can show mostly their strengths, and this turn out to be their style. I just can't find mine, and even so, I still don't feel fine imagining doing always the same thing. Yes, I'm confused. How much of conscient decision did you put in your style (like, "I can draw this any way but I'll do this way")? Did you ever think about it?
What an important question, thanks for asking. It's also a question I think everyone asks him or herself. I'm sure it must be addressed openly like this but for whatever reason I don't see too many blogs about it... they must exist though... ok, here's mine:
A few years ago I was drawing much more casually but still stressing
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!
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
CS 5 Brushes downloadI get questions about what brushes I use every now and then, and since Mega is giving away so much free space I thought I might as well throw them online. I'm not sure if the texture file is embedded correctly, so if these brushes are missing texture, please let me know and I'll upload that as well. For comparison, this is what a sample stroke from the third to fifth brush ought to look like (the first two brushes don't have a texture, one is the default hard edge round, the other is similarly standard) : http://i.imgur.com/zE3oOqx.jpgCS 5 Brushes download2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANWAY, YOU NEED PHOTOSHOP CS 5, or higher, in order to use these brushes. Any version below won't have the 3D brush feature and I have no idea what will happen if you load these brushes into CS 4 or lower, but I'm assuming they just won't work. Sorry.
If you DO have CS 5 or higher:
BRUSHES-19-02-13_b.abr (282.5 MB)
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
Unstable Cannibal Zombie Bunny NunsI recently learned that the stereotypical "Japanese Fan Girl" is not some sort of mythical sasquatch of popular culture. I know they exist because my work somehow attracted the attention of one.Unstable Cannibal Zombie Bunny Nuns3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She showed up online one day and started posting weird fan-art and (thanks to google translate) weirder messages.
It was amusing, if a little creepy. Especially when someone found a few pictures she had drawn of a decidedly underage version of myself being violated by tentacles.
I let that slide because, hey; she was a Japanese Fan-girl. They're innately odd.
But then it turned out she was actively following me around the internet, frequenting the same sites and forums as me. Specifically B3TA; a place where you really shouldn't go unless you speak English, have a tough skin and an understanding of serrated British humour.
Fan-girl did not, and was subsequently torn to shreds.
Despite everyone's advice, however (including mine and most of the B3TAns) she kept going back. As such, I don't have m
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
Furry wolf vore. M/M yiff and voreWARNING!!!! CONTAINS GAY FURRIES AND SEXUAL SITUATIONS AS WELL AS FULL SIZE M/M VORE. INCLUDING DIGESTION OF ONE MALE BUT NON-LETHAL VORE OF ANOTHER.Furry wolf vore. M/M yiff and vore1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Jason was walking to the locker room when he hears a loud moan. "shit, that cat was delicious. awe crap i'm still hungry" just then Tyler, a Lion, and star quarterback comes around the lockers with a dripping 12 inch rod. he spots jason and says, "hey why don't you come over here and worship my cock?" jason, not wanting to be beaten up by the strongest jock in the entire school gets down on his knees and starts slurping Tyler's monster into his mouth. "oh yeah! suck me hard!" not wanting to dissapoint, jason starts using his tongue to lap at Tyler's balls while using his throat to milk tyler's cock. "get up and turn around pup!" tyler commands. jason complies and starts moaning when tyler positions his spit lubed cock at jason's entrance. "oh fuck you are tight" jason starts moaning from the sheer pleasure and his back arches. "fuck yeah
Ink Pulp AudioI love doing podcasts, and I always try to be honest and open, but the one I did with Ink Pulp Audio (and my friend Shawn Crystal) is by far the best podcast I've ever done. We sat down in our hotel room at SDCC in 2012, poured a few bourbons and unleashed a raw, honest, and uncompromising conversation about religion, comics, and our history of trying to survive the industry. I wish all podcasts were like this, but few people are equipped to ask the right questions. Because Shawn's an old friend and really gifted SCAD teacher, I think he's easily becoming the Oprah of comics, and I mean that in a good way.Ink Pulp Audio2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We start chatting about 15 minutes in, but I think the whole thing is worth a listen:
Complete Pyramid Head Helmet TutorialIntroductionComplete Pyramid Head Helmet Tutorial8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay everyone, here is the long awaited Pyramid Head Helmet Tutorial! Unfortunately, I do not have step by step pictures, nor do I have measurements of the actual frame or the foam-board panels, just the finished product. Also, I did not sketch out blueprints when I made the helmet, but I used pictures as references. I'll describe later how I did that. As a matter of fact, that might be more helpful to you than the actual measurements themselves. But anyways, lets get started. Use the following links as reference throughout the tutorial:
Photo References: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41878460/?qo=1&q=by%3Adark-felix+in%3Ascraps&qh=sort%3Atime
What you will need
The first step is to go to the hardware and craft/art supply store and pick up your supplies. Remember when buying supplies to allow for mistakes, so bu
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
SEOUL SESSIONS: Animation & Korea EP1 is Here.For your direct viewing interest, Seoul Sessions, episode 1.SEOUL SESSIONS: Animation & Korea EP1 is Here.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"From Creative ControlTV (http://www.creativecontrol.tv) is "Episode 1 of "Seoul Sessions," a peek into the life of South Bronx, NY native & TV Animation Producer/Director LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks, The Legend of Korra, Black Dynamite: The ANimated Series) as we follow him through the animation studios of Seoul, South Korea while revealing the process of what he does there for a living."
"Creative Control TV is an online TV network which features coverage of talents in music, fashion and the arts. It has collaborated with artists like Curren$y, Ski Beatz, Mos Def, J. Ivy, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, the London Souls, Locksmith, Genesis the Greykid, Erykah Badu, and Terri Walker."
Good luck on your projects!
How we've met Tom HiddlestonYesterday was incredible. Now it almost feels like it didn't happen to us at all. But let's start at the beginning.How we've met Tom Hiddleston2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On Tuesday evening a friend of ours found out that Tom's working on the new Jarmusch film around here and asked if we'd like to go look for him. Not quite believing we had an actual chance to meet him, we still agreed. I mean, nothing to lose and everything to gain, so why not?
Next day, on Wednesday, we had an adventurous trip to the studios, because naturally, public transport never works the way it should and when travelling to an unknown location you'll never arrive at your destination point straight away.
But after running around in the terribly hot weather of that day for around an hour, our trio was finally there!
We met a few other girls who waited in front of the studio complex gates, unsurprisingly, for the same reason and even encountered an old friend of ours we haven't seen for five years.
We weren't lucky on that day, though. After asking around for a bit, i
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
MotivationMotivation to achieve your goals in life comes in many forms. I decided to take a look at some of mine throughout my life. Keep reading if you care to learn my deep dark secrets [ ultimately you can use them against me later in life when I'm weak and defenseless. ]Motivation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I was a kid I wanted to be just like my father. He passed away when I was 28 but man he left a mark! By the time I was a teenager I was a lot to handle - so we hardly ever saw eye to eye. He was a tough and talented man. To me he was like a super hero. He had a very black and white philosophy about life. He defined right and wrong very distinctly - there was no grey in his world. As a kid, a philosophy like that makes complete sense even if it isn't very realistic. He was a former pro boxer turned commercial artist. Eventually he ran his own ad agency. He could play guitar and piano by ear and played baseball as often as he could. He also loved comi
The First TMNT Drawing "EVER" to Auction Hey Guys,The First TMNT Drawing "EVER" to Auction3 years ago in Personal More Like This
April 8th 2012
It has taken me forever to get back round here, and I'm a slow learner on the Devinat Art system, and have been swamped with a ton of TMNT related work... much of which I will start sharing with you
Banjo and Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. 4...Now, before any of you even think of saying "RARE'S OWNED BY MICROSOFT!!"; let me say this: Yes, I am very much AWARE of this, and with that happening; these well-loved characters would be impossible to implement into the famous crossover franchise. Many people, me included, hear rumors that Nintendo might buy back Rare or at least the rights to Banjo-Kazooie.Banjo and Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. 4...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If that were to happen; not only would a proper Banjo-Threeie be made, but a bigger possibility that the brown bear and rude, wisecracking breegull could be added to the famous crossover roster of Super Smash Brothers.
Appearance-wise, they could use either their current design from Nuts & Bolts-onwards, or an HD remastering of their classic design like the designers did with Mega Man. Besides having different colours for different palettes/team colours, they could include an alternate model skin for Kazooie, which features her Dragon form from Banjo-Tooie.
This of course is similar in Brawl where Wario can
The Secret Drawing IngredientIf you're an artist of any kind it's extremely important to hone your craft and technical abilities. After all, the better you draw and the better you are at mastering the drawing tools you use - the easier it is to convey your unique message for public consumption.The Secret Drawing Ingredient10 months ago in Personal More Like This
But how important is technical ability, really? Obviously, it's very important. Understanding anatomy, light and shadow and perspective are key to solid drawing. It's important to always be improving in those departments. It's also very important to master the tools you use to draw with. Learning to render or color professionally can only increase your appeal to both fans and other professionals.
But what about developing artistic appeal on a much deeper level?
It's not just about finding a pleasing style. Anyone can do that with enough practice. You can always choose a popular artist and emulate his or her style. The blueprint is right there. But why d
TMNT Fallen - character sign-up - OPEN -It's finally happening! We're heading back towards the castle in the main story, so we're bound to see more mutants.TMNT Fallen - character sign-up - OPEN -2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why a few had their little glory moment in the comic already, now's your chance to try and have your character featured in the story.
Who knows, your character might even be shaped for a main character I'm looking for?
To have your character signed-up, you'll have to fill out the following form. HEADS UP! Anyone not posting the filled out form will not be considered!
This comic is a lot of work and by helping me with a correct character sign-up, you take away a lot of my limited time, to look through your gallery and find details.
SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
Here's what I want to know:
Mutant kind: (no offense, but sometimes it's hard to guess out of a drawing)
Former form: (here's where you say what he/she was before he/she was mutated)
Characteristics: (only a brief shor