An IMPORTANT NOTE to all artists!Please read this if you are someone who offers commissions, or someone who KNOWS anyone who offers commissions, cares about anyone who offers commissions, etc. etc. etc. This is both a warning against certain types of people who would take advantage of you, as well as a reminder about why it's important to be aware of your own worth as an artist and the services you are offering to others! I also hope it's helpful to those who do not make art, and like to buy commissions, as it may give you some insight about how to not be offensive to the artist who is doing work for you.An IMPORTANT NOTE to all artists!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Without naming any names (but if any of this gets personal on the other side of it, this will become a PSA against taking commissions from specific folks, so let it be known that I tried to play nice out the gate), someone I know recently took a commission for what is, in my opinion, an INCREDIBLY low amount of money. What they were offering was worth way more, quality-wise as well as content-wise, than what w
Korra: Making Of A Legend! Episode 1,2 and 3!Episode One! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MjC__m5SLM&featurelayer_embeddedKorra: Making Of A Legend! Episode 1,2 and 3!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Episode Two! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5_fboKf1eE&featurelayer_embedded
Be the leaf Bryan! Just be the leaf!
Episode Three! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F6tZB8wmKI&featurelayer_embedded
Ass-vengers: My gratitude and a favor to ask...Hey, gang! I've been really excited to hear that my "Avengers Booty Ass-emble" piece...Ass-vengers: My gratitude and a favor to ask...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
... has been getting a lot of attention on tumblr, facebook, etc (even George Takei posted it. Wowza!) For that, I want to give a heartfelt thanks to folks who've been kind enough to share it with others. That sort of thing always tickles me and I really appreciate it.
Now, I have a favor to ask of you guys. The unfortunate drawback to my work going viral is that a lot of people are posting it without credit. I typically don't care about whether I get credit or not, but as a freelance artist it's pretty important that my name be associated with my work, especially if it's getting as much exposure as this piece has. That said, if you peeps happen to see it posted somewhere without my name or a credit, would take a moment to politely request that the person posting give credit and, if possible, link to my webpage, www.kevinbolk.com?
Stylization and Avoiding Being an Art AssholeStumbled on an "anatomy blog" showcasing breakdowns of [mostly] bad art to highlight how broken their anatomy is. Which is fine, it can be a great learning tool and exercise, but finding obviously stylized work by master character designers getting shat on by amateur artists is...frustrating**.Stylization and Avoiding Being an Art Asshole3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Designs like these come from a shape-based theory of character design where anatomy doesn't matter as much as mood and implication. It's part of a design language stretching back to studios like Bauhaus and UPA.
If you're looking at something designed like Kim Possible* and going "HAHA THIS WORK IS SHIT LOOK THEIR HIPS ARE TOO LOW THAT'S NOT HOW PEOPLE ARE BUILT!" you are missing the point. THOSE designers aren't going for verisimilitude. Fidelty wasn't the point. The point is matching the feel of a character and making them match their world.
(*not the show the critique was aimed at, but the design they were ripping on was by Step
A making film of "The Legend of Korra"Kudos to all the artists who participated in this amazing show!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS6DJ93drmw&featurelayer_embedded#!A making film of "The Legend of Korra"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Legend of Korra: Costume Design!One of the neat things about being the lead designer of a show like Young Justice is getting to interact with the fans through sites like this one, seeing the awesome fan art you guys do is a big inspiration for myself and a lot of the other artists and writers on the show. It really keeps us motivated knowing that you guys and girls appreciate the characters and stories we are creating. Along with great art my other favorite aspect of fandom, and easily the most hardcore representation of it, is the cosplayers and their dedication to show accurate costumes. So with SDCC right around the corner I thought I would share a little something interesting with all you Legend of Korra fans out there, as well as cosplayers in general. Last year at around this time my good buddy, Joaquim http://2-cents.deviantart.com/, who is a co-executive producer on Korra, asked my wife, she is a clothing designer by trade, to create a show accurate Korra outfit to be worn by the official model representing tLegend of Korra: Costume Design!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art Tutorial StuffI just now (funny how the brain works) remembered that I sent :iconesda06: an e-mail back in December with some art stuff after I was like "oh yeah! Dresden Codak's creator has an awesome Tumblr with some good tutorials for you ART people who do ARTS!" but I don't think she ever posted it on here (if she did, then I guess we have a repeat).Art Tutorial Stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, make sure you click on the last link. It's the best resource for athletic bodies I've ever seen, in the sense that I never knew there were so many body types purely among physically fit people.
Dresden Codak creator Aaron Diaz's tumblr
And some of his awesome articles therein (these are all the instructional articles, though the rest of the blog is cool too):
BLACK DYNAMITE PREMIERES JULY!!!!Adult Swim Just recently announced their entire programming block for 2012-13 season and BD is first up!!!!BLACK DYNAMITE PREMIERES JULY!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Animation World Network PRESS RELEASE:
"BLACK DYNAMITE Premiering in July and based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, Black Dynamite, the animated series, further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew. Under the direction of head writer Carl Jones (The Boondocks), the series features the voice talent of Michael Jai White (For Better or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Married?), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color, Bamboozled), Kym Whitley (The Cleveland Show, Brian McKnight Show) and Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), all of whom starred in the feature film. Black Dynamite, the animated series, is being produced by Ars Nova. Jon Steingart, Carl Jones, and Jillian Apfelbaum are executive producers. Brian Ash is co-executive producer. Scott Sanders, Michael Jai W
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.....TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BLACK DYNAMITE BEHIND-THE-SCENES ANIMATION: BEN LIHey guys, if you're fans of the Black Dynamite Pilot, here's a treat for you. :iconguts-n-effort: Ben Li, one of the animators for the pilot who is a phenomenal animator and all around great guy & regular at Titmouse inc upped some of his small, rough action sections from the pilot. All done in flash.BLACK DYNAMITE BEHIND-THE-SCENES ANIMATION: BEN LI3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy and make sure you say hello! He's an amazing talent!
*Go to TITMOUSE INc Website http://www.titmouse.net for info on when the show premieres *
Rise of The Guardians trailer! Live!Exclusively on ITunes for the moment, will update with YouTube link when availableRise of The Guardians trailer! Live!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Updating with YouTube Link
BLACK DYNAMITE PREMIERES JULY 15TH!JULY 15 is upon us and that "mean, soul brotha who's SUPA-BAD!!!" is near. Peep the official trailer to BLACK DYNAMITE: THE ANIMATED SERIES on EW.com. Props to Carl Jones & Staff, Ars Nova and Titmouse.BLACK DYNAMITE PREMIERES JULY 15TH!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
* NOT SAFE FOR WORK *
Derpy Hooves: "NO RETARDS ALLOWED"I'm going to say something. It's going to be ugly, and it's going to hurt. Like most truths.Derpy Hooves: "NO RETARDS ALLOWED"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know who hates the disabled more than anyone else? Parents of disabled kids.
They hate being reminded of their sons and daughters, and what they have to go through. They're offended by portrayals of people with disorders, because they think it's a conspiracy, some dig at their and their child's struggle. Anything that can be vaguely tied back to their anguish is something they rally against.
You're not allowed to talk about them. You're not allowed to look at them. They're not allowed to join the conversation. We're not allowed to have opinions about them, and they're not allowed to have opinions at all. They're not allowed to be in our movies, our games, our books, our stories, our culture. If one of them does manage to squeak through the defenses, we will go back and scrub out any defining character flaws. All because parents with weak convictions are repulsed by the sight o
Urgent! Need Help With Exposure on YouTube!I need $20....I need it so I can make a $100. Let me explain:Urgent! Need Help With Exposure on YouTube!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, YouTube made me a partner or something. That means certain videos I upload there will make money for me with ads.
Not as much as Blip, or TGWTG...but that's because I don't have much of a precence on YouTube right now, especially since I got locked out on my old account. I still haven't heard from anyone about that...
Youtube is fun that way...for example, they have no problem hosting my "Top 11 Simpsons Halloween Special" but when I tried to upload my review on "Lindsey Neagle", that earned my a Copyright strike. What does that mean...well it means that for the next 6 months... Yes, 6 Months!...I can't upload any new videos that are over 15 minutes, which excludes a lot of my best new stuff, Most of which I don't want to break up, because they just barely go over 15 minutes.
And to make matters worse...there's a deadline...if you don't make a $100 dollars by the end of each month,
Letter/Sign Plz:iconaqua-aplz: :iconaqua-bplz: :iconaqua-cplz: :iconaqua-dplz: :iconaqua-eplz: :iconaqua-fplz: :iconaqua-gplz: :iconaqua-hplz: :iconaqua-iplz: :iconaqua-jplz: :iconaqua-kplz: :iconaqua-lplz: :iconaqua-mplz: :iconaqua-nplz: :iconaqua-oplz: :iconaqua-pplz: :iconaqua-qplz: :iconaqua-rplz: :iconaqua-splz: :iconaqua-tplz: :iconaqua-uplz: :iconaqua-vplz: :iconaqua-wplz: :iconaqua-xplz: :iconaqua-yplz: :iconaqua-zplz:Letter/Sign Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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DOWNLOAD LEGEND OF KORRA EPS ON ITUNES FREE !!!Nickelodeon has blessed fans of LOK with a special treat: HD versions of Episodes 1: "Welcome to republic City" and "A Leaf in the Wind" are now available through ITUNES for FREE!!! Not only that, but you can purchase your season 1 pass NOW!!!DOWNLOAD LEGEND OF KORRA EPS ON ITUNES FREE !!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get yo DL on!
LEGEND OF KORRA EPS/PASS : http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/the-legend-of-korra-vol.-1/id511441792
Just purchased my season pass!!!! :-D
*AGAIN, THIS MAY ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN AMERICA* :-/
John K said something like...Stagnation in drawing can be cured by un-stagnating. IE: Drawing differently.John K said something like...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think we've been trained by boring autistic-type art people who work in children's animation and mainstream comics and BORING FANTASY ART, and HEY MAN IM A STEAMPUNK/SPACE ARTIST, and ANIME and ARGH!!!... to have expectations that our art should be this eternal monolith of consistency, and branding ourselves means specializing to a fault and never ever escaping from that specialty.
Also, we tend to tie our pride and workmanship to our art. So giving up something people recognize, probably seems counter-intuitive.
But like, if attempt to draw in a new way, the new approach will always give you perspective on your old approach. Once you've exhausted every possible approach on a style or mode of thought, finding something new and exciting in that world you've mastered becomes like a test of faith. You're essentially waiting for a bolt of inspiration from another plane
Project Porkchop Vol. 376Project Porkchop Vol. 3762 months ago in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
SOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and CensorshipMissing The PointSOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and Censorship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been disappointed to see the various responses to SOPA, especially the "DEVIATION CENSORED" images. They so completely miss the point that I can only assume the people posting them have absolutely no comprehension of what SOPA means, why it's a problem, and what they're actually protesting against.
First off, SOPA is not about censorship. Unfortunately, many of the opponents of SOPA decided to cast it as being about censorship in order to mobilize public opinion. Why did they do that? Unfortunately, they did that for two reasons: 1) they knew that without mobilizing mass support, the bill would go through and 2) they knew that the masses they wanted to get support from simply don't care/understand the real problem enough to do anything - because the truth is much to complicated for the typical internet user. I have some sympathy for that view, because I've discovered over and over again that copyright is, in fact, too complicated for the typi
Collection: The Secret GardenCollection: The Secret Garden2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Key is in Your Head
“The Secret Garden” was a serialized children’s story, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, written in 1910—11. It’s all about a troubled little girl coming alive in a secret place she alone has found the key to. Today, one’s “secret garden” evokes any place a person goes to be alone with their most private thoughts—that place sometimes existing only in mind in fantasy or memory.
“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are goi
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive.1 year 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
Smiley Plz #2 Smiley Plz // Page : 1 2 3Smiley Plz #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you see it...Hello.When you see it...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a long time. Every entry has been a long time. I have since started migrating my energy to film making. This was the goal in the beginning. And no time better than now. I've been starting to team up with my brother Phi to discuss the future. It seems that my brother has been doing extremely well and I'm very proud of him.
I've been making music videos for local artists. I decided on starting in this because musicians are promotion machines. They generally have a fan base so after I finish the product for them, I don't have to do much to get my name out there. Musicians are lined up to have me direct t heir videos. But now I want to do non music videos. I'm going to finish up a feature script that I've been working on for a few years now. So far the feedback has been great. I'm trying to create something r
Oh damn oh damn oh damnI am very excited about this - http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2011/12/07/comedy-central-announces-20112012-development-slate/Oh damn oh damn oh damn3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm on the cusp of peeing some pants, over here. We were going to wait to announce this, but Comedy Central beat me to it!