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?
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
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
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
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
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):
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* :-/
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
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
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.....TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.....3 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 LI4 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 *
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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'4 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
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
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
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Feature March '14All the works from March ! Please check out the artists' galleries !Feature March '141 year ago in Personal More Like This
Treehouse Valley by Kamikaye City Lights in Color by Unstung Aqua Flame by KeraDavis98 Relative Nature by beautyfromlight Steampunk Solace by y2keable
That Six-Month Smile by Charle-magne girl with 1000 eyes by arguspargus Subaru Sakamaki by Sardae Sochi Danced by theory6-brian D.C. Metro by gperkins10
When you see it...Hello.When you see it...3 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
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,
FREE (AND EASY TO USE) ART PROGRAM: Fire AlpacaGET IN HERE this program is fantastic. It's for both Windows and Mac. LET ME TELL YOU BOUT IT, SON.FREE (AND EASY TO USE) ART PROGRAM: Fire Alpaca3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WTF IS IT?
Fire Alpaca is this super cute FREE program that makes me think of what would happen if Paint Tool SAI and Open Canvas had a baby.
WHY DO I WANT IT?
A) it's FREE
B) for being so light-weight, it's a very nice tool! You have a lot of control.
C) You can pick this thing up and use it instantly. Programs like GIMP really confused me. I admire anyone who can produce things with them XD;
Other cool things it has:
GREAT tablet tracking. Your lineart will be smooth as a baby's booty (and you control the smoothness) 8I It also picks up my tablet pen's eraser which NONE of the programs I've had before do.
Layers support Clipping and Lock Opacity (protect alpha) and things like screen, overlay, and multiply.
Control brush size/opacity like in other programs. Has a couple brushes like watercolor, airbrush, pen and pencil.
Provides perspective radius lines
Irn-Bru: now illegal in Canada.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25867613Irn-Bru: now illegal in Canada.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Irn Bru is made from girders, the Scots claim. And I believe them.
The alarmingly coloured liquid is “Scotland’s other national drink” after the obvious Whiskey. It’s been produced since 1901 and is now illegal in Canada because it contains Ponceau 4R, a food colourant that is considered a carcinogenic be some food standard agencies around the world. One which may cause a reaction in those allergic to aspirin and intensify the effects of asthma. Even the USA, who are generally happy to eat anything, insisted the formula be altered before sale within its borders, and even then it can only be purchased in 500ml bottles out of the fear that any greater intake will result in someone dissolving.
“Irn Bru” is the phonetically written pronunciation of “Iron Brew”, as said with the collective speech impediment that is the Scottish accent (the result of collapsed nasal passages due to centuries of
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
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
MY ENTERVOID ANTHOLOGY ARRIVEDMY ENTERVOID ANTHOLOGY ARRIVED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
hmmm I sure do wish my EnterVOID anthology would finally arrive
OH HOT DAMN IT'S FINALLY HERE
Lets open this mofo...
OH SHIT MY ARTWORK IS IN THIS THING. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA <3333
(also remembered to put my hat on for the photos lol)
The EnterVOID anthology volume 1 features my first ever printed artwork and i'm so fuckin' damn excited about it, I'm alongside some brilliantly insane talented artist and even though the artwork dates back to December so I think its a little shitty I DON'T CARE, I can't wait wait WAIT for volume 2
So thanks you :iconEnterVOID: for the opportunity, I love you all.
WANT A COPY? OF COURSE Y'DO! YOU CAN ORDER IT HERE! http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7286
SOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and CensorshipMissing The PointSOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and Censorship4 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