Support Vader, the pet fox wrongfully euthanizedHello friends and fans, today I come to you with heartbreaking news. Vader was a pet fox who I followed closely in the exotic pet community and on Tumblr. His owners were Tara and Eric, and they run a blog ( http://maythefoxbewithyou.tumblr.com ) all about their adventures raising a fox. Vader was an incredibly sweet, friendly animal who was specifically bred to live as a companion. He wasn't a wild animal. He wagged his tail to greet people and even got along swimmingly with other dogs and lived alongside a chihuahua named Athena. This was not a vicious animal.Support Vader, the pet fox wrongfully euthanized3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Tara has received untold amounts of anonymous hate from social justice warriors and animal rights activists. People claiming her fox was some abomination and should be released, despite the fact that if she released Vader into the wild he would die either from starvation or from approaching the wrong humans and
An Important UpdateSome of you may be wondering why the newest strip is titled "JL8 #67."An Important Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The title "Little League" actually infringes on existing trademark, and I've been asked to re-title the strip, which I'm doing. It is now going to be titled "JL8." That being said, I have until Aug. 31st to also change the name of the Facebook and Tumblr pages. Fortunately, Tumblr allows a pretty easy switch, but I'll also have to change the URL. This is important because I know a lot of my readers have the current page bookmarked. On Sept. 1, that bookmark will no longer work, as the original page won't exist. If you'd all be so kind as to bookmark the URL:
That will be where the site is hosted beginning Sept. 1. I plan on reminding everyone with each update leading up to that date, but I recommend just bookmarking it now. There's nothing there yet, but next Thursday this page will pop up there.
As for the Facebook page, I've begun transitioning fans away from the current "Little League"
YOUNG JUSTICE: CANCELLATIONWith this online art community, we have a unique opportunity to connect with our kindred. We must avail ourselves of this experience, for it may never come again.YOUNG JUSTICE: CANCELLATION1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, YOUNG JUSTICE fans, the sad news is now official. This very popular show will -- Reach-- its abrupt and premature end with the conclusion of Season Two. It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the reports. Of course, none of us was able to say anything about it since last year. It was a very fun ride. As for the reasons behind the cancellation, I can only say that it was beyond the control of WB Animation, and that the decision was made by the powers at Cartoon Network (bless 'em). On behalf of the producers, and the rest of our dedicated crew at YOUNG JUSTICE, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the loyal fans who supported us, who shared the dream with us, and who will continue to love the YOUNG JUSTICE universe
Win 1500 Points #3Hello guys,Win 1500 Points #32 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is a new 1500 Points Giveaway for you. But before we start I want to announce - SURPRISE, SURPRISE - the winner of the last 1500 Points Giveaway from March (3 months ago, OMG!). I was away for quite some time so that's why I am belated big time! So here we go:
And the winner of 1500 DeviantPOINTS is
For runner ups read the previous journal.
In order to participate you have to do this:
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We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM
We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!
We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!
We Love Artists' Alley
We're back at Comic-Con!
Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-C
Alternate RealityHello Fellow Deviants!Alternate Reality1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Every couple of years I manage to crawl out of my dungeon and rejoin the public world for a few hours. This time around the outing was very special as I visited one of my favorite local Las Vegas comic shops. Alternate Reality Comics hosted a lovely reception for me as the feature artist of their October 2012 Artist Spotlight.
(Photographic evidence of my existence by Richard King http://richardkingdesigns.com/)
If Comic Oasis is my home away from home, then Alternate Reality is my home away from my home away from home.
Neither of which I visit often enough.
other stuff I doFINALLY! It's been a long time, but for those wondering what I've been doing all these months that I haven't been posting any new art, I have something to share.other stuff I do2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is art (posted at BleedingCool.com) of Supergirl from my upcoming shorts "Super Best Friends Forever!!" scheduled to air for DC Nation on Cartoon Network.
I'll be sharing more very soon!
Comic-Con: Day 2Comic-Con Day 2 was all about cosplay, fandom, and art, art, art!Comic-Con: Day 22 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Before we get into the thick of things, we didn’t have a photo of our huge plasma screens hanging from the convention ceiling to share in our Day 1 recap, so we vowed to get that to you today! The 11 foot wide screens stream amazing works of art from Artists' Alley participants to the whole convention floor!
In Comic-Cons past, the foot traffic In Artists’ Alley got busier and busier as the week progressed, and this year is no exception. There’s something magical about speaking one-on-one with a deviant, learning their experiences, hearing how they started as an artist, and how far they’ve come. It’s an emotional connection to make with someone who was practically a stranger a few moments ago -- and then you realize you’re not really strangers when you
Dr Who 50th Anniversary + 250 point Giveaway!Jump to GiveawayDr Who 50th Anniversary + 250 point Giveaway!4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
William Hartnell (1963-1966, 1973) & Richard Hurndall (1983)
Susan Foreman; Barbara Wright; Ian Chesterton; Vicki; Steven Taylor; Katarina; Sara Kingdom; Dodo Chaplet; Polly; Ben Jackson
Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
Polly; Ben Jackson; Jamie McCrimmon; Victoria Waterfield; Zoe Heriot
John Pertwee (1970-1974)
Liz Shaw; Jo Grant; Sarah Jane Smith
Reference Sheet: Third Doctor by Lissy-Strata The Third Doctor by Arrowfire The Third Doctor by Inonibird The Third Doctor by jonpinto
Tom Baker (1974-1981)
A Shooting in AuroraLate last night, a lone gunman went on a killing spree in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado.A Shooting in Aurora2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At least 12 people were murdered, and many more were wounded; some of them are in critical condition.
If you are a spiritual person, please say a prayer for the dead, the dying, and those living touched by this tragedy.
If you are not a spiritual person, any happy thoughts or kind gestures would surely be appreciated.
Please refrain from any speculation, politicization, rumor-mongering, conclusion-jumping, finger-pointing, and other similarly inappropriate behavior for just a little while, if possible. It hasn't even been 12 hours since the tragedy took place, and that sort of unproductive demagoguery is already being handled nicely by the 24-hour news venues.
Real tragedies like this happen, all over the world, and our responsibility to our fellow man is to render aid & support, be it large or small, in times of crisis.
*birthdays seeking volunteersHello, folks!*birthdays seeking volunteers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a community, we seem to be having more and more notes and birthdays to cover! We're very happy about this! We love all the new members we receive! What this means, however, is we are once again looking to expand the team! The method has change slightly so be sure to read through carefully!
Things to consider before applying
How active are you on dA? Are you on the site nearly every day? We need someone that is around quite often. To begin with at least, you will only be responsible for one day of the week; however, you may be needed to cover other team members if they cannot do their day due to feeling unwell, going away, and so on.
Also, how involved are you within the dA community? We're ideally looking for someone that has a passion for the community and likes to get involved.
Personality matters. You will need to have a good attitude towards deviants you interact with. A friendly and helpful nature is a must. You also need
Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait ProjectIn Tim Burton's newest film Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp is Barnabas, a vampire who awakes in 1972 after centuries of imprisonment to find his family in ruins. Much like the family business, Barnabas's image needs an update. Create a portrait worthy of Collinwood Manor, and be judged by the one and only Tim Burton!Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait Project2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
how to participate
rules & judging
In Tim Burton's latest film, Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp plays the dashing, charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins, a relic of the Victorian age who is freed from two centuries of entombment to find his family, fortune and beloved Collinwood Manor in ruins. To save his family, Barnabas must learn to make sense of the modern world ‚Äì and there's nothing like a total image makeover to shake off the dust a
Secret to Success: Draw with your balls outHappy new ears my brothers and sisters. I hope you had a good break, but now its time to get back to work! And Ry here has a pro tip for you, something I have kept to myself but I think you as an artist should know about and adapt this habit. Its actually not that complicated, you should just always Draw with your balls out.Secret to Success: Draw with your balls out1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A wise man by the name of John Rambo once told us that we should 'Stay ballsy'. We should not let our fear overtake us, we should dive head in into obstacles and fight the demons without fear and without worries. Well I have taken that approach and incorporated it into my drawing, believe it or not I have never been confident about my artworks, even if it is something I spent 24 hours on I still have doubt whether its good enough to show or not, especially when it is for work and I know I am being judged on.. thats why it always takes so long for me to finish an art piece because I keep looking at it and try to fix stuff that probably no one would ever notic
Hey...So... *deep breath*Hey...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I find myself beautiful. I like the way I look... I like the way I look when I first wake up in the morning, I like the way I look when I'm too lazy to shave, I like the way I look when I can't be fucked to put on any make-up (most days.), I like the way I look when I feel like dressing up, I like the way I look when I smile, I like the way I look when I'm sad.
I don't look conventional. I've received a lot of negativity my entire life for this. That's fine. I'm accustomed to it.
I don't do any of this, to please any of you. Some of you like it, and that's wonderful, but it's never been, and wont ever be for you.
Something important to remember, is that you can't please other people in this world, and if you manage to please yourself, you should be happy with that. Because we're our own worst critics, because we know ourselves the best.
If you're scared to be you, because someone has shamed you, and indicated that who you want to be is
What are you struggling with in your art?It's summer time, game of thrones is over, and im on my last week of work on a christmas movie.What are you struggling with in your art?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have suddenly run out of work to do at work, so instead of wasting time on tumblr and youtube
I wanted to open up a discussion here
a discussion about ART!
We're all artists of some form
we all deal with similar super frustrating struggles in advancing to the next level of our craft!
and I'm sure we've all thrown out our fair share of scribbles
maybe you can't draw feet
maybe you're having trouble with light sources
maybe you're all thumbs when it comes to photoshop
maybe you have some 4th different problem?
we can all help each other out!
so I ask:
What are you struggling with?
What do you need help with RIGHT NOW?
What road blocks are stopping you from exploding your potential?
I still can't draw the far eye in 3/4 profilei'm not any kind of expert, and I suck
RIP JOE KUBERTToday is a very sad day for me, and many other "Kubies."RIP JOE KUBERT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had just sat down for dinner when I received a phone call from my good friend John Trumbull, who let me know that he'd just read that comic book legend, Joe Kubert has passed away. At this time, I don't have any details, but as a former student of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, I can't say just how this news stunned me.
Joe was a mega-talent in the comic book industry. He did everything there was to do and wore every hat there was to wear in the business--editor, writer, penciller, inker--he did it all. He won Eisner and Harvey Awards, National Cartoonist Society Awards, and even the Alley Award for his work. He is best known for his work on characters like HAWKMAN, TARZAN, and my favorite, SGT. ROCK.
He started up the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (now just called The Kubert School) with his wife Muriel in 1976. Many great artists honed their skills in the little town of Dover, NJ under Joe an
Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It's the holiday season, which means it's the season of giving and receiving! And what better way to get to spread holiday cheer than with a new art sketch exchange meme?
Participating is simple:
1. Copy and paste the following text into a comment on this journal, answer the questions, and post!
Name (or nickname):
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.):
I'm interested in sketching:
I'd like to receive a sketch of:
Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Anything else you'd like to share:
2. Read through comments left from other deviants. You might find someone with the same hobbies as you, someone who enjoys your favorite TV show, or someone who has similar artistic goals. Or, maybe you want something different! Variety is the spice of life.
Doctor Light returns!Just found this today, and thought I'd share:Doctor Light returns!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
TEEN TITANS #18 Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA 1:25 B&W Variant cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA On sale MARCH 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information. • Unknown to the Teen Titans, Red Robin’s condition is worsening after the events of “DEATH OF THE FAMILY.” And now Red Robin must face an even greater tragedy! • The new Dr. Light is coming for Solstice! • Guest-starring the Suicide Squad!
I wonder what they mean by 'new' Dr. Light... will it be Arthur? Will we see Kimiyo?
Given the new trend at DC to alter just about everyone beyond recognition, I think we'll definitely be seeing a variant of Arthur in March. Definitely keeping an eye out for any new information and maybe we'll get to see some preview art before too long...
Holiday Card Project 2012Holiday Card Project 20121 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
"Cut it to time"In some Green Lantern: The Animated Series forums (okay, namely at the one over at Toonzone.net) some astute viewers have noticed missing scenes when comparing the episode that aired on 11-11-11 versus the version screened at NY comic con."Cut it to time"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's my side of the story:
The version we screened at NY comic con was meant to be the final version of the show. What we didn't realize was that in order to fit the DC nation format, we'd have to cut additional time from both episodes. So, back to the editing room we went to make some tough calls.
Yes, M'ten's hand used to writhe in pain before cutting away to his "death scene". And yes, Hal used to foreshadow his ring running out of energy by admitting to Carol he always forgets to charge his cell phone. I was bummed to lose these shots, but as I said before, something had to go. In fact, a lot of people didn't notice that we sped up some of the action scenes to make them mo
100 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties (:100 points giveaway!The winner:11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 100 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
(I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org generator)
The winner is:
Giving away a 3INCH little Danbo /UPDATED!/Edit 09/08 And the winner of this Danbo give away is...Giving away a 3INCH little Danbo /UPDATED!/7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I give away one of my little Danbo's for free, just because I know how many people would like to get one. I'm not sure how yet. I think with random.org is the most fair way to choose one person. If you have a better idea leave a comment below. This give away starts Aug 1 and will end on Aug 8!
Who is Danbo? It's a carboard box robot made of plastic. He can move his head, arms and legs and his eyes can give light by turning on a switch. (see my pictures below)
What you have to do is:
Add this journal to your favourites so I know that you're in!
And that's it ♥
I'll send this 3 INCH tall Danbo in his original package to your address if you are chosen.
Good luck to everyone ♥
Reflections on Comic ConNow that I am a week back from Comic Con, it is time for some not so poignant reflections. This year marked my 26th straight Comic Con. It all started for me back in 1987 as a fan when the show was just a really big Comic Book Show. Now as well all know, it is a multi-media extravaganza with a 120,000 attendees. Is it too big? Yes. A friend of mine waited 7 hours to get into the Game of Thrones panel and did not get in!Reflections on Comic Con2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back in the day (ahem) if I wanted to go to the costume contest, I would just go get in line on Saturday night and walk on in. Not anymore. On Friday night a very long train rolled on by the convention center just as we were getting out of the show and we waited 20 minutes to get across the street to go to our hotel. The train stopped the thousands or people who were already bottle-necked to begin with!
As with the past in recent years, I had to go in ear
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically