No More Unauthorized ArtworkRegarding the debate of whether comic artists should continue selling unauthorized prints/sketches of characters they don't own, I think Bissette and his legal advisor are 100% correct. So from now on, I won't be doing any sketches or commissions at shows of any character that I don't own. Am I rolling over in fear of Marvel? Maybe, but as it states below, they're in their legal right to come after me if there's ever a dispute. I love to complain about the Big Two, but I can't (in good conscience) get upset at them if I'm breaking the rules myself. Being DC exclusive, maybe I can get a waiver that allows me to sketch DC characters, so I'll keep you updated.No More Unauthorized Artwork4 years ago in Personal More Like This
From Steve Bissette's FB page:
ALERT, ALL COMICS CREATORS: With permission, I'm quoting key points my dear friend and own legal advisor/contract consultant (since 1992) Jean-Marc Lofficier raised on his posts to a Yahoo forum discussing Ty Templeton's cartoon concerning the Gary
Sons of the StormIf something could come close to the excitement that I felt when I first joined Blizzard over 4 years ago (not that that's diminished now!), it would be today, when I'm honored to be joining the ranks of the Sons Of The Storm!Sons of the Storm2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long before I ever thought that making it out here was at all possible, I looked up to these artists who're the core and spirit of Blizzard's art and essence - and to be ranked among them now is a huge honor - especially on this, as their 10th anniversary!
Thanks to René 'Twincruiser' Koiter for setting the whole gallery up, and of course to Samwise, the original 1st Son, and still the burning heart of Blizzard's art and soul.
Cheers! And here's to another 10 years of the Storm!
(totally checkoutable on facebook, too! - https://www.facebook.com/SonsOfTheStorm )
And thanks too to everyone here - I don't get around to replying as much as I used to or as I'd like, but having been on dA almost
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.13 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
A big black hole called: Procrastination.Procrastination is an infinite cycle that becomes bigger and bigger the longer it's there and the time wasted being sucked into it is a dark matter of nothing.A big black hole called: Procrastination.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
hahah I figured this was the most dramatic way to put it, but yeah, it's real and it sucks.
For those who don't know what it means: Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before the deadline.
We all suffer from procrastination. It is pretty innocent when you have it with household chores or packing your suitcase before you go on a holiday.
But it becomes a serious problem when you do it with the important things in your life. I take it you're an artist if you're reading this and the biggest aim of being an artist is to be an even better one.
As shown in previous journals there are many
istanbul is fightingistanbul is fighting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
as tensions rise, some of what happens in istanbul looks more like civil war than protests, like the fortification of the taksim
DA's New Look, 40 Brand Logos With Hidden MessagesTHOUGHTSDA's New Look, 40 Brand Logos With Hidden Messages1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So... the community's response to DeviantArt's revamped website,
especially the new logo was, as expected, fairly polarizing.
While some members, myself included, liked/loved the new look, others weren't
particularly impressed by it and found the redesign... "unnecessary".
But who am I to judge?
All I know is that I'm a proud member of the largest online art community in the world!!
In honor of DeviantArt's controversial rebranding,
I'd like to share with you a list of 40 logos of popular brands with hidden messages behind them.
Image by madebyoomph.co.uk
If you could describe dA's new brand logo in two sentences, how would you go about it?
Did you discover any additional subliminal messages, or top secret government codes
hidden in the logo tha
Atypical Saturday NightsOn deviantARTAtypical Saturday Nights1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last night I cuddled in with the dog and a glass of rum and jumped onto the site, only to get dragged into a chatroom where copperrein, Astralseed and RadicalLizard, sparkesauthor, Pickley and I were polled, interrogated and waterboarded - in an altogether pleasant way, of course - by techgnotic and spyed about headlines for the new today page's articles this week. It was an unexpected way to spend a Saturday night, but hey, if you can't get some strange you might as well get some bizarre, right?
I have to confess that I love the new today page, both for the ability it gives us to see and experience information, and because of what the staff envision it as representing. It may be big and daunting, but it is also pretty, and packed with relevant things and wonderful art. The fact that it features Undiscovered as a section, and critiques, resonates with me for some reason as s
Apparel Collection: CMYThe most difficult part of putting a piece of art on a printed surface is making sure it translates successfully. This design came about after I created a presentation for my co-workers on color theory. A lot of studying went into the lecture, and because I was presenting to deviantART staff, I wanted to make sure everything I was saying was on point. Color theory has everything to do with association -- in other words, how the colors live next to each other on the color wheel in the visual spectrum. When looking at your screen, it takes the three colors – red, green, and blue added together on a black canvas -- to make all of the colors you are seeing. But in traditional media and print technologies, it takes three other colors starting from the white canvas to make the infinitely wide gamut of hues: cyan, magenta, and yellow. In theory, mixing the three colors (referred to collectively as “CMY”) will make black, but in most cases, it makes an organic dark grey. ForApparel Collection: CMY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Fractal Universe:icontechgnotic:The Fractal Universe5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is a photograph only a record, something created by a machine? Can photography ever truly be considered art? That question seems quaint and laughable these days, but if you do a little research you will find that once upon a time it was a raging debate. Thankfully a consensus has been reached that the agency of the photographer – his or her eye and critical mind – choosing the subject and manipulating the machine (the camera that is the art instrument) is what establishes photographs as potential works of art when created by an artist-photographer. Pretty basic common sense, huh? So why then is there now a debate as to whether FRACTAL ART is truly art – or just something produced by poking patterns into a computer? Isn't it just really random e-graffiti, a fibonacci button mash?
Here we go again… Hopefully it won’t take nearly a century again before fractal art is recog
Tattoos: The Power ShiftTattoos: The Power Shift1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Tattoos: The Power Shift
Tattoo Ad Campaign – Dragon by Battledress
Foreword by techgnotic
The Today Page editorial team would like readers to join us in welcoming Rosie Yanikyan to our e–pages as a special correspondent for all manner of cultural concerns. A longtime poet member of the dA community, Rosie has taken on the incredible rich history of the Tattoo art form from a very interesting angle. We look forward to more communiques from moon-sorceress.
Chains of Ink that once held humans enslaved now empower Skin Ego communities.
FULL CIRCLE - dA meets MadefireWhen digital comics were first imagined we just had the web. It was a blank canvas, of course, and it was crying out to be scribbled all over, desperate to burst open the long-slumbering narrative modes we had all taken for granted and formed habits around.FULL CIRCLE - dA meets Madefire3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The questions were multiple:
- How long will it take to kick old habits? (To paraphrase Douglas Adams, when will people really stop mistaking the food for the plate?)
- What will these new mediums look like? What will the grammar be? Will we be participants, or passive watchers?
- How will we build them? Flash? After-effects? What?
- How do we stop the pirates if it’s a basic PDF reader?
- How will we reach people, and how will it make any money?
- Can we do it like Spotify or Pandora, and have it supported by advertising, giving everybody the content for free?
These were things Ben Wolstenholme and I were wrestling with when we first started talking about Madefire several years ago. Other pioneers had faced boldly into these
I'm Happy On DeviantArtThere. I said it.I'm Happy On DeviantArt6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know there has been a lot of uproar over a lot of changes happening on DA recently. And by a lot I mean I've seen many of my own DA network posting journals, polls, comments, etc. about how they are nearly fed up with DA's shenanigans and are thus threatening to leave if DA doesn't get it's shit together. Except DA has it's shit together. It's a company that runs a huge public community on and offline. It's actually been doing this for a really long time and there is literally no way these changes or decisions were made all willy-nilly.
Art theft issues
Core introduction (or lack thereof)
These are the things "a lot" of people are yelling about. To be honest, I don't agree with everything DA has introduced, but the way I use DA has not actually suffered any significant negative impact since these things have happened. I've been here for 7 years. I post art on DA. I make money on DA (not a lot,
MLP:FiM S3I enjoyed, but that bad guy... it was like some BAD OC! Some king he is! I miss FaustMLP:FiM S33 years ago in Personal More Like This
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK!!! Let's buy some GAK!!!!
Best! Day! Ever!If January Brony Con was my Gala, then this one was my Sonic Rainboom. What a amazing event it was. Sadly I didn't see UC77.... He couldn't make it to the signing. I was recognized by a couple folks. Signed some pony books that I didn't do.Best! Day! Ever!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So the screening there was..... The VA's (minus Tabitha) doing a live cast of the Heart's Warming Eve episode. They used a girl from the audience to sub for Rarity and she was good! That was sooo amazing. Then we got to watch the actual episode with them. (They never seen the whole thing until now)
Gave all the VA's gift art.
For Tara Strong http://i.imgur.com/rjWzd.jpg - At first she didn't believe I drew it and next thing I'm taking a photo with her holding the pic.
For Ashleigh Ball http://i.imgur.com/zTFyR.jpg - She totally loved it. Took a picture with her too. I almost chocked here. I told her about Dash being my favorite pony.
I drew a Spike for Cathy Weseluck and a Fluttershy for Andrea Libman, but I didn't take photos of the pics! They love
Orion's Arm SynopsisOrion's Arm Synopsis2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Orion's Arm is a tightly plotted historical timeline approximately 1,400 years in duration. Currently stories and art exist for about the first 750 years. The artwork is based on a yet to be published collection of short stories and novels which taken together make up the Orion's Arm future history.
A Timeline Graph is to be found here: Timeline.
Timeline beginning point is the establishment of a private and independent Mars settlement; this takes place within 100 years of present day.
The history spans the maturing of an interplanetary civilization resulting from an effort to terraform Mars, and extends into an era when humans begin a migration outward from the solar system, spreading out, across, and into the local arm of the galaxy.
Artists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann HesseArtists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann Hesse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|Archives
I was inspired to create this series by naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of naikki's choices of quotes to be inclusionary, redeeming and welcoming to any artist on their own path. Instead of just crediting naikki with the inspiration for this new series on depthRADIUS, I also invited her to provide a quote about Herman Hesse of her own to kick off this series.
Contemplations of the sharp-eyed mystic: when words become the palette to paint the journey
The Stock Market - No. 13The Stock Market - No. 131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 13|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue’s stock image
480 underwater partition 01
Ce monde avorte by Marjie79
Google Analytics For Your deviantART ProfilePremium Members can now use Google Analytics to get meaningful insight about the traffic to their deviantART Profile! Using our new Google Analytics integration, you can access comprehensive statistics about your audience, traffic, and art.Google Analytics For Your deviantART Profile2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Get Deeper Insight Into Your deviantART Traffic
By enabling the feature on your profile, you can now use Google Analytics to get a better grasp on the deviantART experience that you’ve created for your audience!
Understand what types of people are organically drawn to your work. Where do they live? How long are they on your page?
See the impact of the marketing you do outside of deviantART. When you share your deviantART work and links in other networks and sites, you’ll be able to track the traffic back to your Journals, Gallery, Profile, and much more!
Understand what your visitors are looking at when they’re on your Profile an
Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
Greys++ A little thing I wrote about comics: http://art-of-kenesu.tumblr.com/post/116280960066/toastGreys10 months ago in Personal More Like This
In a nutshell, I wasn't very vocal concerning the current landscape of, well, everything. There's one side that wants one thing and the other side that wants something entirely different. It's tug-o-war, really. My little rant is more of an open challenge to creators and readers alike: Make your own stories and if you can't, support your independent comic creators. There are more stories and characters in the ether, you just have to find them... or create them. There's an art/writing style out there that really speaks to you, but you're looking in the wrong direction.
There's no black and white to this industry, but rather various shades of grey across the board. Rather than fight an uphill battle, attempting to get large companies to change their shade, you're overlooking the creator that has just what you're looking for.
++ On that note, here's some
Devious Journal EntryHello, people!Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you again for your favs and support.
Here are a few WIP processes that I want to share. If you want to recieve them, and many other goodies, like print-sized images, your portraits and even personal help with your art, then click on the link below and become my Patron!
You can choose any sum you wish, and I will reiceve it every month. No cash? No worry! I will post those WIP for everyone eventually, but a few months later.
So, if you want to see them first, and support my art along the way, become my Patron today!
Giveaway and great news!GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNERS TOMORROWGiveaway and great news!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Guess what guys! I'm reopening my stores (Etsy and Storenvy) and commissions, I can finally announce that I'm getting married and I need to save as much as possible for the big day, July 27th. And just before anyone asks, the wedding is not improvised we've been planning it for a long time but there's still a lot of things to buy and consider, I could use some more money to save
So buy my stuff to celebrate the reopening I'm also doing a giveaway! Actually it's three giveaways running simultaneously on deviantART, Facebook and YouTube, you can join any of them or the three of them to have more chances to win.
To join DA's giveawa
Holidays in JapanThat was great!Holidays in Japan10 months ago in Personal More Like This
My Akihabara treasures.
Girlfriend for Gilgamesh, Neiron Saber(+ unpacked big original Saber)
Hijikata san (Gintama)
Ultimate irony of Cutie Markless and Our TownI've been thinking about it for a while. And now I realize what was the ultimate irony with the town of the Equal Ponies.Ultimate irony of Cutie Markless and Our Town10 months ago in Personal More Like This
While Starlight Glimmer was a zealot, a mad-mare, self-righteous, and ruthless behind her mask of motherliness . . .
I can't help but feel a sense of LOSS.
The Equal Mark, was unique unto itself for all Starlight did with it. Our Town itself was unique, since she hadn't spread her scheme to the rest of Equestria like she planned to eventually.
And now it has become the same any other town in Equestria. And there are no more Equal Ponies. They are now gone.
As much as Starlight forcing this on ponies was evil, as was building up a lie to her followers and NOT expecting them to learn it eventually . . . I can't help but feel like, IN IRONY, that in Starlight Glimmer scheme to remove substance from the world, she actually added something and in her defeat, that substance was loss, now Our Town is the same as any other in Equestria.