Tv Tropes: Krocken and Brezok (WiP)A work in progress, but here are some tropes that help describe my two main OC's, Krocken and BrezokTv Tropes: Krocken and Brezok (WiP) in Personal More Like This
The Ageless: Krocken stopped aging when he turned 21 (much to his dismay).
Animal Motif: Beetles. His sword is the fused form of two beetle spirits, and portions of their bodies are sometimes incorporated into attacks
Anti-Antichrist: He was born to Deathwing and Biollante for the purpose of brining in eternal darkness onto worlds and causing misery for all mortals. He winds up rejecting that path when it’s brought up to him, due to being raised by mortals, his experiences, and his love for Schala
Anti-Hero: He is tough and uncompromising to his foes and sarcastic and bitter towards his allies, but nevertheless follows a form of honor and watches over his allies
Badass: Oh, yes. He is very skilled and strong fighter
-Badass Boast: “So you wanna stand in my way, eh? A guy who spent who knows how long fighting and surviving on my own? I cut down a lot of
Christmas SpecialI was planning a short Christmas Special to gift my friends :iconangelthewingedcat:, :iconceadeus-slayer:, :iconCannedMadMan66:, :iconBealMister:, :iconalvarobmk123:, and :iconSchalaplz:Christmas Special in Personal More Like This
Please, my friends, give your thoughts and feedback to help me make this.
Summary: Taking place in the future, Krocken and Schala, now married and expecting, plan a Christmas reunion with their friends.
Schala (Chrono Trigger)
Magus/Janus (Chrono Trigger)
Wing (:iconangelthewingedcat:'s OC)
Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper series)
Ventor ( :iconalvarobmk123: )
Nojiko (One Piece)
Maketa (:iconBealMister:'s OC)
Korra (Avatar: Legend of Korra)
Jasuka (:iconCannedMadMan66:'s OC)
Moctezuma (:iconCannedMadMan66:'s OC)
Lawrence (:iconCannedMadMan66:'s OC)
Ibuki (Street Fighter)
Jack Raymond (:iconMrDak3000:'s OC)
Lili de Rochefort (Tekken)
Zero (Megaman Zero)
Ciel (Megaman Zero)
Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)
Noel Vermillion (BlazBlue)
Jin Kisaragi (BlazBlue)
PQ Arc ListFor the heroes, some will intertwine with each otherPQ Arc List in Personal More Like This
-Cesspool Island Arc
-Grave Digger Arc
-Mammal Nation Arc
-Asylum of Souls Arc
-Ninja Colony Arc
PQ: The ForsakenOK, let's try this again.PQ: The Forsaken in Personal More Like This
These are the forces of Sylvanas Windrunner, the Queen of the Forsaken.
They will start as antagonists, allying with Neyla (though this is less of any actual loyalty to her cause, and more of expanding their territory and pursuing their own interests)
The generic foot soldiers will be the typical Forsaken from WoW. In contrast to Neyla's 'brute force' Skrall army, Windrunner's forcers will be more warlocks and assassins.
Late in the story, they will see the true magnitude of Neyla's plan, and will aid the heroic forces.
So this group will be anti-heroes (or anti-villians), and, going with the fact they're Forsaken, they will be undead versions of themselves.
Lilith (Borderlands) (Sylvanas' right hand)
Shadow (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Meta Knight (Kirby)
Zasalamel (Soul Calibur)
Ermac (Mortal Kombat)
Pharaoh Man (Megaman 4)
Skull Man (Megaman 4)
Magma Dragoon (Megaman X4)
Anubis Necromancess (Megaman Zero)
Igos du Ikana and his Servants (The Legend of Zelda: Majora'
Mercenary Team: ???I wanted to make a team of evil mercenaries for me and you all to use when steam of villains is needed. I could use your help.Mercenary Team: ??? in Personal More Like This
The ??? is a band of killers for hire, led by Brezok. Composed of the nastiest, vilest, and craziest beings of the worlds, this is not one team to cross.
(Please select the most vile characters you can think of when helping)
Brezok (My OC, Leader)
Ramsay Bolton (Game of Thrones/Song Ice and Fire)
Tarantulas (Beast Wars)
Juri Han (Street Fighter)
Yuga (Legend of Zelda)
Junko (Dangan Ronpa)
Gilgamesh (Fate series)
D'Vorah (Mortal Kombat X)
Purple (Day of the Tentacle)
PsyCrow (Earthworm Jim)
Toothpick (Sly Cooper)
Vile (Megaman X)
What Can I do?As you all aware, work on Pirate Quest (along with so many other things) has been abysmal this year, and I just can't understand why I can't get my motivation back. I am so, SO sorry!What Can I do? in Personal More Like This
Do you all have any advice?
PQ: Themes of SadnessAnother one of these, sorry.PQ: Themes of Sadness in Personal More Like This
This time, music in Pirate Quest that repesnret sadness.
Suggest if you wish. After scenarios to go with if you want.
Mother Sea (One Piece) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJiHAHgaFkc
Destiny (The Wonderful 101) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG7MyOhaVUQ
Determination (The Wonderful 101) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHtWsUf0svo
Daily Agony (Shenmue): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUVrk_2MT_o
Tears of Sorrow (Dragon Ball Z Budokai) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJAneYfu5zk
Namco X Capcom (To the Departed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNH4WCkRLKM
Flight Over Ruined Eden (Darksiders) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKeetRGUTwQ
Eden (Darksiders) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0J0dY-ae4
A Mother's Love (Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veqIPkm9Mfo
Dom's Death Theme (Gears of War 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alENmghiemc
Stung (Blazblue series) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MBx1UrX3X4
PQ: Key Characters ThemeANother PQ music sheet, this one picking themselves for key characters.PQ: Key Characters Theme in Personal More Like This
I'm trying to make things different from their usual themes, so be creative.
Krocken's Theme: Soul (MadWorld) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9vB94bpw_A
Gijinka Krocken's Theme: "Libera Me" from Hell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT6LFOIofRE
Schala's Theme: I'm a Fighter (DOA 5) www.youtube.com/watch?vfKc1R…
Tetra's Theme: ???
Wing's Theme: Magi (Madoka Magica) www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Chwj…
Palutena's Theme: Operation VK (Castlevania: PoR) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UhP1y5Fn8s
Lawrence's Theme: ???
Garna's Theme: Starchaser (Gu
PQ VS Themes V2Just an update to the original PQ VS themesPQ VS Themes V2 in Personal More Like This
Krocken vs. Brezok Round 1: Sin With a Grin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mly-X8Ih9xE
Krocken vs. Brezok Round 2: Shinsou (Blazblue Continuum Shift) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZU_PG9whYE
Krocken vs Brezok Final: Go! Go! Go! (Lunar Silver Star Harmony) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZOa8NqCjBM
Krocken Krew vs Brezok Brigade: ???
Krocken vs. Battra: Seeking Answers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHBASSlmmyQ&listLXlUjf505SNfXOmTa2xN9LQaun6KAg3W8
Krocken vs. Skorge: Show No Tears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4f-y6Ew610
Krocken vs. Tetra: Shut Up Faker!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c0xoa9VqH0
Krocken vs. Ky: Keep the Flag Flying (Guilty Gear) www.youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDdM-dL7Bbs
Krocken vs. Jun Kazama/Unknown: Heavenly Garden-Fallen Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dus__13a6GE
Krocken, Schala, Tetra, Jasuka vs. Hybrids: ???
Moctezuma vs. Krocken Round 1: Blaze (Sengoku Basara) https://www
PQ: The Good, The Neutral, and The EvilFor PQ, but this is NOT a character suggestion.PQ: The Good, The Neutral, and The Evil in Personal More Like This
rather, inspired by :icon4xEyes1987:'s Good, Neutral, Evil charts, I wanna know what you all think where certain characters fit in the 9 categories. quotes are also part of it.
More than one character can be part of one section
Palutena "The world has endured too many wars already and fighting will only bring more fighting. Those who were abandoned in Aquarius are an example of this and those who are siding with Neyla are only self-interested like her. I will bring to the people the home they deserve based on what my own life lacked and what the lives of these people lack now: order"
Mothra "There is no one who can't be saved, there is no one who can't change, there is no one who can't achieve redemption. Even Neyla can save herself from the darkness if she so chooses to return to the light; she like many others is merely the product of cruel fate and choosing to act on negative emotions and what lif
Chaos Wars GenesisHey guys I wanted to post a list of 20 or so chapters for my crossover Chaos Wars Genesis. This will include the title of the chapter and a brief synopsis on it. If you have any suggestions for names and plot lines, let me know in the comments down below. With that said, enjoy!Chaos Wars Genesis in Personal More Like This
Chapter 1: First Contact Part 1
Marcus Andrews, A former member of the JTF2, has returned home to San Francisco after several years in the East; only to be greeted by a new invasion force. The Brotherhood has come to Earth, and the wrath of Shockwave is about to be unleashed. But even as Andrews joins the fight to save the cities' denizens, both he and the Brotherhood are greeted by a new, unseeable force.
Chapter 2: First Contact Part 2
Awakening in a detainment cell, Marcus Andrews is greeted by a man known as Ozpin, who offers him a place in the "Order", an alliance dedicated to protecting the Universe and its countless worlds from the forces of the Brotherhood. At the same time, Shockwave brings
Favourite character tagOk! :iconbobertbra152: featured me in his journal, so here I am doing it for all you! Here's the rules:Favourite character tag in Personal More Like This
For the first 10 people who comment in this journal, I will feature my favorite character (or fakemon) of yours and tell you what I love about it! If you comment on this though, you have to make a journal yourself and do the same thing for whoever comments on yours, featuring the tagger (dats me :3) in the first slot. The object of this is not to get a free feature, but to spread art around! so lets get going!
I always enjoy seeing these masked characters, these, "Unknown Soldiers" as I sometimes call them. This guy has everything there is to like; a kick ass outfit, mysterious motive that have yet to be revealed and, the best yet questionable part, he may be voiced by Patrick Stewart. But that's just what my head's thinking.
Let's try this again!Comment and I'll...Let's try this again! in Personal More Like This
1. Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page for 13 seconds.
2. Tell you a color you remind me of.
3. Tell you an Element I think you belong to. e.g. water, fire, earth, air, etc.
4. Tell you what comic, manga/anime,Movie or video game character you remind me of.
5. Ask you a question, and you must answer.
6. Tell you something I like about you.
7. Tell you the object that is to the left of me.
8. Tell you what food/flavor/smell you remind me of.
9. Tell you to put this on your journal.
Well nowI really don't know if this is an April Fools day joke or not but apparently Pixar is planning on making a Finding Dory for release in 2015. Give me your thoughts because I have no idea how to react to this.Well now in Personal More Like This
Time Lost: The SequelYeah I haven't even written the first chapter for the crossover Time Lost and I've decided to post a character lis for a possible sequel.Time Lost: The Sequel in Personal More Like This
Set two years after the first story, Time Lost 2 focuses on a new set of characters who, incidentally, are trapped on the same planet and have to work together to get out. The only difference though is that it's set on a different part of the planet with a new set of obstacles to over come.
Ruby: Pokemon Adventures
Sapphire: Pokemon Adventures
Mario: Super Mario Bros
Wario: Super Mario Bros
Toph: Avatar The Last Airbender
Sokka: Avatar The Last Airbender
Tyrion Lannister: Game of Thrones
Jon Snow: Game of Thrones
Foghorn Leghorn: Looney Tunes
Henry Hawk: Looney Tunes
King Bradley (Wrath): Fullmetal Alchemist
Selim Bradley (Pride): Fullmetal Alchemist
Dr. Nefarious: Ratchet and Clank
Lawrence: Ratchet and Clank
Jasper: 101 Dalmatians
Horace: 101 Dalmatians
Moe Howard: The Three Sto
Game of OC's((Hi guys, if you're reading this you probably thought that this was a journal for Game of Thrones, but unfortunately... it isn't.:iconbazingaplz: No this journal is in response to a tag sent by :iconcannedmadman66:, in which you have to answer all the questions that people normally post on tags but instead as an OC (Original Character) that you have created. For this I shall be doing this as my Pirate Quest OC Maketa. With that said, enjoy!))Game of OC's in Personal More Like This
O.K. I guess this is the part where I come in to talk right? Well I have to make this quick I have to get all set up for my big debut... even if it's gonna be in a couple dozen chapters. :iconsadplz: Anyway while I'm here I better post the rules just in case of an emergency.
1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons o
Alberto Mega EvolutionsHey guys I wanted to touch base with you about one of my story ideas. While there will be pre-evolutions and evolved forms in the Alberto Region, there will also be a whole bunch of Mega Evolutions too. Some are returning veterans but I also want to see some new ones. Here's the list so far.Alberto Mega Evolutions in Personal More Like This
Do any of you have any suggestions for Pokemon you want to see become Mega?
Dissidia: Decimus (Complete)Hey guys I wanted to try something out and I had another story idea in mind; Dissidia: Decimus. Inspired by the Dissidia Final Fantasy series, it is focused on the conflict between Cosmos, Goddess of Harmony and Chaos, god of Discord.Dissidia: Decimus (Complete) in Personal More Like This
The gods in question have each summoned ten warriors to their side to fight in an eternal war. The warriors have lost the memories of their home worlds and of their previous lives and seek to fight in the war. After several conflicts, the warriors of Cosmos are given a new task; find their respective crystals, defeat their respective enemies, and slay the god of discord.
The twenty characters featured are all original characters (Not from any respective established series). Anybody who is interested in having their character(s) in the story should also write a description for them as well. Here's who I have from my selection.
Warriors of Cosmos;
I. Kodo: The leader of the warriors chosen by Cosmos. He is a skilled and powerful swordsman, and p
Future Death BattlesI was thinking this over and I wondering, what characters would you like to see in future Death Battles?Future Death Battles in Personal More Like This
Some examples are:
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (season 1) Vs. the Ginyu Force (Dragon Ball Z)
Scar (The Lion King) Vs. Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)
Korra (Legend of Korra) Vs. Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Wario (Super Mario Bros.) Vs. Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Rocket Racoon (Guardians of the Galaxy) Vs. Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper)
Goro (Mortal Kombat) Vs. Hulk (The Incredible Hulk)
Voltron (Voltron) Vs. Megazord (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat) Vs. Jago (Killer Instinct)
Mr. Fantastic (Fantastic Four) Vs. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
Tarzan (Tarzan) Vs. San (Princess Mononoke)
Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender) Vs. Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)
Lord Shen (Kung Fu Panda 2) Vs. Fire Lord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Bowser (Super Mario Bros.) Vs. King K. Rool (Donkey Kong Country)
Afro Samurai (Afro Samurai) Vs. Samurai Jack (Samurai Ja
Enemies of Time LostThese are the potential enemies for our heroes in Time Lost. A collection of creatures and sentient beings from across the multiverse all placed in this world to test the skills of our protagonists on their journey.Enemies of Time Lost in Personal More Like This
Xerneas: Pokemon X and Y
Yveltal: Pokemon X and Y
Zygarde: Pokemon X and Y
Sharptooth: The Land Before Time
Sentinel Prime: Transformers (IDW universe)
Gluttony: Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa
Odolwa: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Goht: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Gyorg: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Twinmold: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
M.U.T.O.: Godzilla 2014 (both genders)
Soul Caliber 2 HD, Batman and Superman MovieSoul Caliber 2 HDSoul Caliber 2 HD, Batman and Superman Movie in Personal More Like This
It's been announced that Soul Caliber 2 will be gracing the 360 and PS3 later this year. Gotta say, Nintendo sure can't get a break. Everyone knows that the only reason to play Soul Caliber 2 was to play as Link on the gamecube kicking everyone's ass. There's been no announcement of a Wii-U version, and there probably wont' be. It's times like this I have to wonder if there really is a conspiracy against Nintendo from 3rd party developers with how often they abandon or don't even consider their console at all.
Man of Steel 2 and Justice League
Warner Bros's pattern of using the same people they think have the "golden touch" to a franchise is showing again as they've signed on Zack Snyder again for Man of Steel 2. The movie will also feature Batman and will serve as a tie-in to the inevitable Justice League movie.
While this is cool and all... I have to say I'm a little hesitant. Marvel was gung-ho about making an Avengers movie an
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2Let's get this part out of the way first...Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2 in Personal More Like This
Yes, comments are disabled on her YouTube video. But honestly, why does everyone see this as a "problem?" I know it's common wisdom to assume that if you hide comments you're "scared" of receiving criticism or some other bullshit, but think beyond that please.
1) Comments enabled would just allow hate speech and actual sexism to persist because the internet has already determined that everyone hates Anita. No matter how thoughtful or constructive your criticisms might be, YouTube's 500 character limit isn't the best place to give it, plus it would be drowned out by the trolls and haters spewing negativity.
2) Her videos are also meant more as a teaching tool, not a vlog series, and as such are potentially going to be used in classrooms. Probably a good idea to keep nasty comments of homophobia, racism, sexism, etc off of the main source of the video. I think that's backed up beautifully by having her tell parents to preview the
Why Can't Warner Bros Get Their Act Together?Over the weekend at SDCC, Warner Bros announced that the new Man of Steel sequel will also feature Batman. The team-up movie will be followed by a Flash movie and then a Justice League Avenger's style team-up movie. This has a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering what exactly is wrong with DC and Warner Bros respectively. Why Flash and not Wonder Woman? Why add Batman when reports have been told that Christian Bale doesn't want to return and we'll likely get a completely new Batman? Why do a team-up so soon after the first Man of Steel movie instead of fleshing out Superman's modernized world better?Why Can't Warner Bros Get Their Act Together? in Personal More Like This
Well... to put it bluntly I don't think Warner Bros really gives a shit about comic book themed movies and they're only going through these motions because they feel like they HAVE to rather than because they WANT to. Just take a look at their track record.
History of Bad Marketing
First off, Warner Bros has a problem of relying too heavily on the people th
Animation ApologiesIn my last journal about animation techniques a number of well meaning but vocal people took issue with what I had to say about the marriage of 2-d and 3-d animation. My original point was that 3-D elements made to look 2-D is a shorthand for drawing them by hand and that I personally missed the skill involved of having a 2-D animator actually drawing those objects frame by frame. I felt that more personality and life in the animation was a result actual artist drawing the elements and cited the "masking effect" (explained in Scott McCloud's book "Understanding Comics") as my reason for liking it.Animation Apologies in Personal More Like This
But instead my point was mischaracterized as if I was saying I hated ALL 3-D animation period (which of course is not true) or that I don't want to advance 2-D animation with new technology (which also is not true). Disliking how a door would now be animated in 3-D instead of being drawn by hand somehow equated to me trying to blanket label all 3-D character animation as "cheap."
There was al
Perception on the InternetYour average user on the internet can generally say whatever they want about an issue. It's alright to voice an opinion because no one is really going to track you down and attack you for having one (unless you're doing it in a really really public place like a forum or chat room). However, as I've become somewhat popular online, I've noticed a perception from people that I must maintain a neutral and unbiased outlook at all times on every issue.Perception on the Internet in Personal More Like This
Regardless of what that issue is I'm not generally free to express my opinion without first listing a whole bunch of qualifiers for "why" I feel this way, or by making it very clear that it's OK for you to disagree. You are not allowed to "sum up" an experience, and it's greatly discouraged for you to generalize. I've notice that this mentality has greatly affected my writing style as it forces me to tip toe very carefully around every issue I address.
Using my most famous example: I am not allowed to say that I enjoyed Metroid: Othe
Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video GameI hate talking about Anita Sarkeesian, but primarily because there’s such anger induced hatred of the woman herself that people tend to gloss over what she’s saying and ignore the bigger issue by nitpicking her to death. That’s very frustrating for me because whenever I talk about her videos or so much as refer to her by name, the response is almost magical. Saying Anita Sarkeesian on the internet is like a magical incantation to summon trolls.Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video Game in Personal More Like This
It’s almost impossible to talk about the subject matter (which is the actual issue that needs to be discussed) without devolving into a venom spewing hate storm against the messenger (Anita). And remember, this is coming from someone who DOESN’T LIKE HER EITHER. Her views on “Sucker Punch” were so misjudged and ill informed that it’s almost comical. That being the case, I feel the need to preface this journal with some requests. Please for the love of god if you are going to respond to this journal
Missing the PointI've been noticing a trend lately where people seem to deliberately be missing the point behind stuff in order to complain. I used to think it was just me, as I watched people write up lengthy articles nitpicking and "debunking" a comic I made because they simply missed the point, but I've started seeing it happening to other people too.Missing the Point in Personal More Like This
Recently over on The Oatmeal, artist Matthew Inman made a joke about guy gamers vs girl gamers. The joke was pretty simple: A guy gamer makes a mistake and gets bitched out by his fellow teammates online. Contrast to that, a girl gamer makes a mistake and her fellow teammates try to comfort her, tell her she's doing great, and make suggestive comments about hooking up. To me the joke was clear, guys treat girls differently online. However, that's not how the rest of the internet saw it...
From what I've read of the whole Oatmeal flare up, the reasons for the hate seem grounded in the fact he depicted the girl as blond and bubbly (ie: stupid) and not as
Proving your Geek CreedNerds all share a unified experience of being socially ostracized from the rest of other so-called "normal" societal groups. The reasons may vary (not being good at sports, liking a certain sci-fi/fantasy TV show, etc), but the fact that we all were picked upon and marginalized during our most formable years is a major part of the nerd/geek identity. But in recent years nerd culture stopped being it's own niche thing, and has started to seep into mainstream culture. Making nerd culture more accessible has naturally brought with it a new group of people and fans into our sphere... and not everyone is happy about this development.Proving your Geek Creed in Personal More Like This
Personally I think it's great that nerd culture has become so widely accepted lately. I can freely have a discussion about my favorite DC or Marvel superheros in public without getting looks of disgust or incredulity because EVERYONE loves Batman and The Avengers. And if I make an obscure joke about Doctor Who, there's a LOT of people who will get it now. But l
Socially AwkwardI like the internet, but I acknowledge that it's not perfect. The ability for everyone to be the invisible man allows for a lot of injustice, bullying, harassment, and stalking to take place. This is slowly starting to change, however, thanks to every website gradually forcing people to link to their facebook (or other social media equivalent) accounts. No one wants to lose their personal social outlets as a result of the stuff they were doing elsewhere on the web, if you know what I mean. But... with all good things there are some bad things.Socially Awkward in Personal More Like This
I don't know if it's just me, but I'm getting really creeped out how by how much everything is getting connected these days. Nearly every website asks me to post about stuff on facebook or twitter or reddit or whatever. Many websites don't even have personal accounts anymore and just have you link your social media accounts instead. And all of them want to update everyone on your every move 24/7.
And that's what's bothering me. I don't want every
Mature themes in American AnimationWhen I first discovered Anime, my mind was blown. Here were Japanese animations being made which told adult stories with sex, violence, and all sorts of things I'd never seen before done in American films. As a teenager the constant pandering to children and the reluctance to accept more mature themes and ideas in American animated films pissed me off. Why can't american cartoons be taken more seriously and have stuff for adults too outside of South Park and The Simpsons?Mature themes in American Animation in Personal More Like This
In 1998 Stephen Spielberg tried to change that. After having a successful run of kids cartoons (Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pink and the Brain, etc), he took it a step further by giving us a PRIME TIME cartoon series aimed at adults. It was called "Invasion America." It was a sci-fi epic, featured a slew of big name actors including Leonard Nimoy, and featured more adult oriented themes such as sex, violence, and swearing!
It sucked and was a resounding failure.
The epic plot they were trying to weave would never be compl
Seek and you shall findHiya Ryceballs, oh my god what an insane couple of days. I don't even know where to start I really don't, it has to do with papa Ry, my dad. It has been an emotional roller coaster for him and this whole event is kinda like a joke now when I think back on it. OK long story short, he was afraid he's gonna be jobless, pretty much he left his old job to work in a 'better' job only to find out that this better job has an even more unreasonable boss bla bla bla I don't wanna get into full details for his privacy's sake. So now he wants to quit this current job and go back to his old job and im like 'ARE YOU FREAKIN JOKING ME?! YOU JUST LEFT! AND NOW U WANNA GO BACK?!' Like how embarrassing would that be right? But he says he has no other options and no other jobs out there, so I told him to look for jobs online and he's like 'Oh nah it won't make a difference'. :I This is coming from a man who doesn't know how to turn off an ipad. So I told him a true story I read... I thought it hasSeek and you shall find in Personal More Like This
I will not be subjected to criminal abuseIts time for another story, do you guys want a story? I will give you one. This one is about my early days in the work industry and how you should always becareful and know your legal rights before you head in, you do not want to be subjected to criminal abuse without knowing. This happened a few years back, straight out of Design College, when I was still an 'Amateur Graphic Designer' as they like to call me. So I was searching online for jobs and found one that requires a Graphic Designer with artistic skills who can create original characters as well as making little icons and graphics stuff. I was like HELL YEAH THATS ME, so I sent them my portfolio, back then it had really unprofessional messy drawings and then a few graphic design works and photography bullshit pieces that I threw in here and there to show my 'range', I didn't have a consistant style and I had no idea what people wanted to see lol. So the company saw my work and they told me to come in. I was reallyI will not be subjected to criminal abuse in Personal More Like This
Confession. Im sorry.. well we areHello my fellow Ryceballs. Its been a while since I wrote another journal I do apologize, I have been busy lately with things. Well.. to be honest there has been some frictions.. with us. You might be confused by what I just said.. well ok let me begin by saying thank you to all the supporters over the years first, 6 to be exact! Ry-Spirit began his life on Deviant 6 years ago! Wow long time right?! And I think it is time that I share something with you guys. Just wanna be honest here.. There is no I in Ry-Spirit. But there is an 'Us'. Ry-Spirit.. Umm Ry.. He never existed. I will explain in this journal entry.Confession. Im sorry.. well we are in Personal More Like This
6 years ago me and 4 talented friends decided to make an account on Deviantart and created a fictional artist by the name of Ry-Spirit. We all had our own individual Deviantart accounts but we weren't really getting a lot of pageviews and attention, mostly because we have our own lives and don't have all day to just sit down and draw. But we really wanted a page th
Nintendo 4DSForget the 2DS! This is better! The newly announced Nintendo 4DS. Good news from Nintendo just keeps on coming! So much Nintendo goodness! Wow, like just wow. Nintendo is on fire at the moment. A tech demo showed Pokemon Xandy being played on the 4DS, when you get hit by a Squirtle the 4DS squirts water at your face, when you get hit by a Charmander the 4DS burns your finger and when you get hit by a Pikachu the 4DS electric shock your fingers. Just make sure you don't let an Electrode do a Selfdestruct on you as your whole console will explode!Nintendo 4DS in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
Nintendo announces Pokemon RainbowNintendo just announced the third Pokemon Black and White game, its gonna be called... POKEMON RAINBOW! YEAH BOI!! I thought they ran out of colors for the Pokemon games but the smart people at Nintendo got some creative guys together and did an awesome looking cover for the game. Rumours has it that Rainbow will be the most open minded game up to date, you know how Pokemon Black and White was all about right and wrong, good and evil, yin and yang, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones that kind thing? Well Pokemin Rainbow totally gets rid of that, everyone is treated equally and happiness is the only thing that matters. Recreational drugs and casual sex is also highly encouraged, you can dress up your Pokemon however way you want without anyone judging you (As you can clearly see in the cover). Unfortunately this can be quite controversial to the general public... but hey I appreciate Pokemon thinking ahead and having a modern mindset. I also heard that in the beginning of the game when theNintendo announces Pokemon Rainbow in Personal More Like This
A day of doing nothingHey Ryceballs. yesterday marked the day that I did absolutely nothing. I gota admit, the last 2 weeks has been one of my most crazy weeks of the year, there were just tooooo many things going on at the same time that has affected my emotional state. It was like an emotional roller coaster that just didn't end. Not just bad things don't get me wrong, but good things too. And being a guy who try to take as little rest as possible, I came to a point where I just got totally burnt out. I was just exhausted and tired and just felt extremely depressed. It has affected my judgement and logical thinking and it even shows in my polls to be honest, I don't know if people realise but sometimes the topic of the polls and quality of my artworks are affected by what's going on in my life.. but sometimes I throw in a few odd ball polls in there to mix it up so you guys don't think I am personally going through stress, so yeah 'poo flavoured icecream' isnt a thing from experience don't worry! I also dA day of doing nothing in Personal More Like This
Back from RysolationDear Ryceballs. I have returned. It was a short hiatus, but it was a necessary one. I traveled miles and miles on foot into the Indian Desert by myself, in hope that I would be able to find my missing soul, cos thats what people do when they wanna find their soul right? They always go to India. I called it my 'rysolation period'. So I was out soul searching. On my journey, people has been encouraging to me, giving me kind words and needed motivational speeches, I thank you, you know who you are. I think I am more collected and positive now. Yeah I think I am back. Oh also on my soul search I have had time to work out some 'things'. So yeah look forward to more 'things' from me in the future. The desert was hot as hell by the way, don't really recommend it, what my soul was doing there is beyond me.Back from Rysolation in Personal More Like This
Ok thats it for now.
Went Undercover as a Student at a UniversitySorry for lack of updates, I have been away for a bit. But now I am back to tell more stories and upload more art. Anyway. Sometimes Ry can be a troll (Just sometimes). And I did exactly that last week actually. I pulled off a 21 Jump Street. Right, so I was in Melbourne for a convention and I also stayed longer for a few days to hang out with friends. The night before convention, my friend Alice (Who is a core member of the Japan Club) invited me to visit her University at RMIT for a Japanese movie night as part of her Japan Club's activity. At first I was a bit unsure whether I should go or not since I am not a member of the club or the Uni. But I do like to watch Japanese movies, so I went! :iconmingplz:Went Undercover as a Student at a University in Personal More Like This
So there I was, in a room full of young fresh Uni students. One thing I noticed is that when I went into the club room, some people knew each other but many were first timers, they were all introducing themselves to each other, and I did as well. At that mome
Stache on! It's MovemberHello my people. It is that time of the year where razors are thrown out the window and men let their upper lip hair growwwww. Thats right it is Movember. And if you can, why not grow a mustache to support this classy stylish yet charitable month? We are half way through the month and it would be wonderful if you can make some last minute donation. The amount isn’t important, every little bit helps Movember continue its funding of world-class programs. If you want to know more about what you’ll be helping to fund, click here. It explains what the charity is about in more details http://us.movember.com/about/Stache on! It's Movember in Personal More Like This
I will be donating to the Australian Movember group because thats where Im from, but for you guys you can donate to US, UK, and Canada too.
We have four teams you can donate to and the links are:
Mo Donate (US)
So.. about this Ry X fellaHave you ever felt like someone is trying to steal your identity? Well, I always knew there's another Ry out there. I always try to ignore him and hope that one day he will simply disappear making me the only Ry on earth, there's only room for one Ry and I would very much like it to be me. I am of course talking about my arch nemesis, the Ry-Spirit imposter, Ry X (Also known as Ry Cuming).So.. about this Ry X fella in Personal More Like This
So who is this "Ry" whos trying to steal my identity? Lets wikipedia this fella, "Ry Cuming better known as RY X, is an Australian indie singer songwriter and guitarist." Indie singer, songwriter, guitarist, okok.. but wait what? From Australia??! Somthings not right! But wait, it gets even more uncanny, let me read further. "He started performing under his birth name Ry Cuming, before adopting the stage name RY X. Cuming is a tenor singing voice. Cuming's track "Let Your Spirit Fly" appeared on the soundtrack of the 2006 fi
Project Educate: Typography - Wrap UpProject Educate: Typography – Wrap UpProject Educate: Typography - Wrap Up in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to everyone who faved the articles, commented and supported this week of projecteducate!
I had lots of fun putting it all together, finding beautiful artworks and interviewing amazing artists
I will, of course, continue posting articles, feature and interviews If you have suggestions for that, you are very welcome to note me about it
This is the official overview of the events taking place this week in projecteducate during Typography Week! That's right, a whole week all about Typography
I am your friendly neighbourhood Community Volunteer for Text & Typography and hope to spread some of the love for Typography in all its shape and forms all over deviantART!
Btw, you can send me Daily Deviation Suggestions and always ask me whenever you hav
Project Educate feat. Negative SpaceProject Educate feat. Negative SpaceProject Educate feat. Negative Space in Art Features More Like This
This feature of Typography showcases works that play with negative spac. This recurring theme in both Art and Design, challenges our mind in sometimes such a subtle manner that it is simply amazing. Using negative space for words while keeping the text readable is a trick that shows us how our minds are capable of so much more.
Thank you for reading!
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Interview with Simanion
Today I present an interview with Sydney based artist Simanion.
Lively and intense would be 2 of many words to describe his art and illustrations. A tendency to surrealism surrounds his works, as well as a big love for detail and the tiny twisted things.
You can also find him on facebook, twitter and tumblr
Please introduce yourself!
Hello! Umm… I’m a male human. My name is Simon, I’m 24 and I’m some combination of artist/illustrator/designer/typographer. I’m based in Sydney, Australia.
How did you get into art and design?
I’ve been drawing ever since I w
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Interview with shoelesspeacock
During this week of projecteducate there will be some interviews with artists, designers and typographers from dA. This is the first interview of the week. Please enjoy!
Today I present an interview with London based Artist and Designer shoelesspeacock, you may also know him as Peacock Without A Shoe.
His modern and detailed works are inspiring and true sources for finding the awesome details when you take a closer look. Strong geometric shapes and bold colors are one of his trademarks and make his work stand out.
You can find him on twitter, facebook, behance and
Project Educate: Welcome to Typography!Welcome to Typography!Project Educate: Welcome to Typography! in Art Features More Like This
This week of projecteducate is dedicated to Typography in all its shapes and forms!
"Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible." *
Typography surrounds us on a daily basis and usually we don't even notice it. Its purpose is to convey a message and not distract from it. This is what design is for: it puts information and language into something visually consumable.
This history of Typography starts long before Gutenberg or the Chinese invented movable type. Ever since language was born, man had to find other ways than mouth-to-mouth to transmit a message. What may have started with cave paintings developed into writing and thus, Typography was born.
There are many many faces to Typography: Calligraphy,
Project Educate: The Typography GalleriesProject Educate: The Typography GalleriesProject Educate: The Typography Galleries in Art Features More Like This
A brief introduction to the Typography galleries that can be found on deviantART.
(All gallery names are linked, so you can click and browse)
I know, the galleries can be pretty confusing! You can submit Typography to both digital and traditional galleries. Of course, this depends on how you created the work. If you scan a piece, it does not automatically make it digital. And if you draw a part of it, but add elements on a computer to it, it is no longer traditional (Technically it would be Mixed Media, but everything with a typographic content is Typography. Mixed Media however, if it implied use of a graphic program to add to the work, is ALWAYS Digital Art.)
Enough of the boring stuff, here are the galleries
Traditional Art > Typography*
As the name su
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Interview with monavx
During this week of projecteducate there will be some interviews with artists, designers and typographers from dA. This is the second interview of the week. Please enjoy!
This interview proudly presents New York based artist monavx, or Monaux.
His atmospheric and charming illustrations manage to transport bold and warm messages while leaving you in awe. Being a mainly traditional artist, monavx creates imagery that plays with your perception and puts a smile on your face.
You can also find out more on his Homepage, tumblr, twitter and dribble.
Please introduce yourself!
My name is Karl Kwasny. I'm an i
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A little insight into the history of not only Typography, but also of written language. This article will be far from covering it all, but focuses on highlighting some of the major events and periods in the history of Typography.
From the Greek roots τύπος typos = "impression" and -γραφία -graphia = "writing".
~ 30th Century BC – 200 AD
Or "Script of Nails / Cuneiform Script" is probably the oldest form of written text. This calligraphic form of writing was carved into clay tablets.
The Latin Alphabet
~ 800 BC – present
This is the basic alphabet used in all Western languages. The Romans based it among others
Project Educate: Typography TutorialsTypography TutorialsProject Educate: Typography Tutorials in Art Features More Like This
Today I want to highlight some of the Typography Tutorials you can find in Stock & Resources on dA.
Tutorials with a focus on terminology.
Explanations on how to use Typography Tools in various graphic programs.
Artists sharing the way to their final artwork.
These tutorials explain some visual effects that can be applied to achieve a certain effect with your text.
Quick Turorial - Broken Text by mauricioestrella How to make pixel text by vanmall Golden Text with Layer Styles by kuschelirmel-stock :thumb191449494: :thumb10
Hannah TV TropesYeah, I figured I would do one for my oc Hannah the Underworld Princess as well. Course, like the one with Wing, this may be updated a lot with all of the many tropes out there. Anyways here is the tropes that fit Hannah.Hannah TV Tropes in Personal More Like This
Absurdly Sharp Claws: Whenever she turns her nails into claws during a battle.
Action Girl/Action Hero
Aloof Ally: She shows shades of this based on if she sees
PI: Black Hearted Dream(Still need some help with this: ) *Thanks :iconrunekeriandrake: for the title idea and names of the groups.^^*PI: Black Hearted Dream in Personal More Like This
And yeah, this has honestly been in my mind for a long time but I just never found a good way to explain it. And yes, this was inspirited a bit from the anime series Canaan in a small way. So if you guys have any ideas please let me know.^^
Summary: Five years ago, an attempted attack on a city called Moonlight caused many citizens to pass away as others were left with strange marks on their bodies. During the time, Sly had met a young girl wearing a green cloak under the nickname 'Green Hood' and two of her friends. Now, years later, events of the attack and the mystery of a whole town disappear start to come into light as the Green Hood and the two being called 'The King of Knight' and 'The Bloodedge' re-appear in the same town as the Cooper Gang. But what dark secrets could the three be keeping? And what may be hiding in planning view
PA: Locations and Pirate LordsSome of the possible locations I'm hoping to use for my upcoming pirate fanfic. Some I know for sure will be used while others, not so much. I admit, there will be characters listed with the area but not all of them are offical yet as a heads up.PA: Locations and Pirate Lords in Personal More Like This
Radiant Garden (Kingdom Hearts)
Only planned to be used in the first chapter of the story. May change later on through.
Dream Garden (OC place)
The main kingdom used in the story and were many key events happen.
Sunlight Town (OC place)
Called Sunlight town due to the sun alway shining, the place itself is one many travelers go to everyday for trade, selling items, buying items, relaxing and so on. Course it's also famous for being a place were pirates go too.
Buildings at Sunlight town
Ahnenerbe Inn (Bar based off of Ahnenerbe Cafe from Carnival Phantasm)
An inn/bar that may do to if they need a place to sleep or in some cases, a place to get drunk.
Neco Arc (Carnival Phantasm)
Neco Arc Chaos (Carnival Phantasm)
Neco Arc Destiny
Five Nights at Sarah seriesI admit, this is partly to move from the other journal. Through I know I normally do the journal for stories first but this time I figured, what the heck.Five Nights at Sarah series in Personal More Like This
And yes, it is from the pictures I did that were originally mention to be a cosplay thing with mini stories in each pictures. But some friends asked if I would ever do a fanfic on them and figured, after some thinking, why not. Now for the 'canon' parts, there is two for sure and possible one acting as a prequel to the first and a sequel to the second that shows the aftermatch of Amanda and Kim once the place was closed down and the life of Wing, Saber, Ragna, and Kirito around the time they were teens...and one of the things that ends up contracting them to the place before they got the jobs at the third re-opening. However, I want to see how the first two go before I revel bigger details on it.
1. Five Nights at Sarah
Summary: When Wing, Saber, Ragna, and Kirito get a job as security guards at the re-opening
PI: Battle RoyalYeah, sorry first off. I know I've been posting a lot of possible ideas laterly but they keep bugging them. Seconfd, this is inspirited by both the Fate series and the game Playstation all-star battle royal game. I admit, I already added some friends since I thought I already knew who she/he wanted their parnet/servant to be but let me know if I should change it or not.PI: Battle Royal in Personal More Like This
Summary: Ophange at a young age, Wing alway dreamed of becoming a hero to save people's live. But when she dragged into a war, Wing and her 'servant', a thief named Sly Cooper, will have to battle others in order to gain an unknown power. Can they do it?
Wing (Me/My Oc)
'Servant': Sly (Sly Cooper games)
'Servant': Ragna (BlazBlue)
'Servant': Noel (BlazBlue)
'Servants': Jak and Daxter (Jak and Daxter)
'Servant': Ezio (Assissan's Creed II)
'Servant': Schala (Chrono Trigger)
PI: The Mystery of the Circus *Redo*Yeah, pretty much a bit of a redo with casting and the main plot to 'The Mystery of the Circus'. And as a heads up, for the circus member, feel free to go crazy for them. They could be almost any species, have almost any power, can be immortal, heck even a time traveler if you really think it's a cool idea. Anyways here is the new information and just so please feel free to suggest.^^PI: The Mystery of the Circus *Redo* in Personal More Like This
Summary: After a heist gone wrong, Sly awakes to find himself at a traveling circus called Circus Hyna...and somehow had gained the powers to turn from his normal raccoon self to both a human and a Lucario. Course, when given a chance to join by the ring leader Bella in order to find out why and what happened to his friends, Sly starts to learn that at the Circus Hyna things are real and more...
Sly (Sly Cooper series)-A raccoon from a family of master thieves and the leader of the Cooper gang. After a heist gone wrong, he somehow ended up at the circus and had a curse placed on him w
ATCW's Nightmare seriesIf you guys remembered the last jounrey, I mentioned I was thinking of doing a fanmade/fanfic based off of the Batman vidoe games. I need help with cast and ideas and twist ideas are opened^^ Also, the two will be connected to my normal fanfics so I'm thinking of making specail ocs for those who die in the game or change it to the person getting pretty hurt but living in the end. Also some roles do change with what I have planned as a heads up.ATCW's Nightmare series in Personal More Like This
ATWC's Nightmare Asylum
Summary: When Wing, Fox, Rukia, Silver, Dawn, Homura, Ciel and Sebastian believe they finally put Neyla in jail once and for all, Neyla turns the place into a mad house! Can the siblings, a young master and his butler find a way to outsmart Neyla?
Couples: Fox x Krystal, Silver x Blaze, Neyla x Drago, hits of Homura x Ciel
Batman: Wing aka Cure Shine (Me/My oc)
Extras: TC (:icondedetc:. NOTE: Joins the gang later om) Fox (StarFox), Rukia (Bleach), Silver (Sonic the hedgehog), Dawn (Pokémon), Homura (Puella Magi Madok
ATWC's Marvel movie fanmades*EDIT: After some thinking I made up my mind to also do fanmades of the X-Men movies and the Fantastic Four movies. Now, I will have them all taken in the same universe so once a character is casted they won't be in another other roles!ATWC's Marvel movie fanmades in Personal More Like This
I know, I know, I already have a lot planned but I can't stop thinking about the Avengers movies for some reason and this came to mind/ Here's what I have so far and I know I'll need help with the cast (Also thanks :iconmanfromvegeta89: for the title idea for the Spiderman fanmade.)
Stan Lee cameos: My friends form school (With their first names only written of course)
1. The Incredible Wolf
Bruce Banner: Ben10magician (:iconben10magician
Hulk: B10M's wolf form
Betty Ross: Jennifer Nocturne (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)
Emil Blonsky: Envy (FMA)
Abomination form: Envy's dragon form
The General: The General (Johnny Test)
Nick Fury: Carmelita (Sly Cooper games)
Leonard Samson: Uryuu (Bleach)
Samuel Sterns: Mandark (Dexter's Laboratory)
Oceanstone: The Town of Jofvorr Norse SuffixesI admit, this is more so I have the list compete when I get to the chapter it appears in. I guess I'm just the type of person who wants to be ready ahead of time when it comes to some stuff in my story so I don't have to put the story on hold for a while until I get what I mean.Oceanstone: The Town of Jofvorr Norse Suffixes in Personal More Like This
And I admit, any type of character (Hero, anti-hero, or villain) will be fine on this list. I may turn down a character but it is only because of three reasons: 1. I already have plans for the character and their appearances in the town won't work for what I have planned, 2. I don't know anything of the character whatsoever and don't want to make him or her completely out of character or 3. They're already part of the cast in another journal entry. Now, I will mention, a few characters listed are important to the story or will play key roles later on in the story through most are going to be camera appearances from time to time as a heads up.^^
Jofvorr Norse Suffixes (Thanks :iconrunekeriandrake:
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
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Je Suis Charlie Hebdo
Je suis Charlie
In Paris, France, 13 people were murdered, and among them 5 cartoon artists.
Murdered for being artists and journalists of a humor and satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo.” The newspaper was under police protection and at least one of the police guards, unarmed, was killed as he begged for mercy lying in the street.
We are at a loss for words. The five art
GratitudeGratitude in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
The Film Poster as Imagination's PortalThe Film Poster as Imagination's PortalThe Film Poster as Imagination's Portal in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thu Mar 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
For many of us, the first “art gallery” to command our attention (and constant, even daily, monitoring) in our
lives existed within the pages of the local newspaper. It was called “the movie section” and its ever-changing movie
advertisements were like little frames that rarely contained less than pure magic for young imaginations.
The Film Poster has existed since the earliest days of silent movies and the pulse-elevating excitement of the
first sight of an upcoming adventure, action, or sweeping love story that we might have only “heard good things about”
still packs a psychic punch throughout movie lovers today.
Tron v 2.0 by opasinski →
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen in Art Features More Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 2 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.... in Personal More Like This
CANNON BUSTERS IS COMING. TEASER IMAGES.The wait is almost over. Here's sneak peek images to the official, TVPilot teaser trailer of Cannon Busters: The Animated Series Pilot, created, written and directed by myself with production by Satelight Inc (Macross Frontier, Log Horizon, Basquash! Fairy Tail, etc). It was released to the backers on Kickstarter Monday. Public release this week!^^CANNON BUSTERS IS COMING. TEASER IMAGES. in Personal More Like This
MORE SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION...Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!MORE SPACE DANDY KEY ANIMATION... in Personal More Like This
Space Dandy Ending music track "“X Jigen e Youkoso” (Welcome to Dimension X) by Etsuko Yakushimaruan and the amazing Yokko Kanno.
COWBOY BEBOP/SAMURAI CHAMPLOO DIRECTOR RETURNS!Official teaser trailer to Animation director SHINICHIRO WATANABE'S ( Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo ) new action-comedy TV series "Space Dandy," production by Bones Studio.COWBOY BEBOP/SAMURAI CHAMPLOO DIRECTOR RETURNS! in Personal More Like This
Co-directed by SHINGO NATSUME (Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos) & written by KEIKO NOBUMOTO ( Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus) & DAI SATO ( Cowboy Bebop, Ghost In The Shell: SAC, Eureka 7). Premieres in Japan in January. My body is ready.
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS? in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELSDirected by John Kahrs, Disney has just posted the complete film online. Pretty much the greatest blending of 2D/CGI compositing i've ever seen. Brings back the feel of how powerful 2D is ( when it isn't being talked down next to CGI). Brilliant stuff!Disneys PAPERMAN : 2D and CGI FEELS in Personal More Like This
The Making of PAPERMAN:
NEW LEGEND OF KORRA SNEAK PEEK!: CHI-BLOCKERS!ENTER THE CHI-BLOCKERS!!!: Brilliantly Storyboarded by Young Ki Yoon w/ Seung Kim and Kihyun Ryu touch-ups. Animated by Studio Mir's Chief animator, CHOI IN SUNG w/ Some clean-up animation by me.NEW LEGEND OF KORRA SNEAK PEEK!: CHI-BLOCKERS! in Personal More Like This
*KORRA PREMIERES THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!*
LEGEND OF KORRA CHARACTER DESIGN JOB!!!!For you aspiring animation character designers out there and fans,here's your chance to prove yourself and put your money where your mouth is!!!: Nickelodeon studios is currently looking for capable character designers for their smash hit series "The Legend Of Korra." please apply at the following link and good luck!!!LEGEND OF KORRA CHARACTER DESIGN JOB!!!! in Personal More Like This
Obsolete InkingLately I've been doing work for DC Direct--the wing of DC in charge of statues, toys, etc. It's been a nice break from PRJ. The money is good, and it hasn't been soulless like I imagined. Corporate gigs can go either way--sometimes they want you to do exactly what "they" want, other times they want you to do your thing unencumbered. Luckily this was the latter.Obsolete Inking in Personal More Like This
The rates for toy designs are broken down into three parts: you get paid for the sketches, the final pencils and the inks. For this gig, the inking rate was higher than my normal inking rate. It felt good, but then I realized that 25% of my fee was for inks. And it raised an unsettled concern that's been on my mind.
How long will inkers be needed?
In the old days they needed inkers because computers weren't yet being used in print. I forget the name of the machine that preceded the scanner (process cameras?), but it was low-tech enough that i
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 Plan 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
Bucket List TradeWant original art but can't afford it? Here are the things I'd be willing to trade artwork for.Bucket List Trade in Personal More Like This
1. One night assisting astronomers in a huge space telescope. Looking for new planets, finding aliens, whatever.
2. A ride in a 1970s De Tomaso Pantera. I'd take a Maserati Bora as well.
3. Original art from Sergio Toppi, Jorge Zaffino, or Bill Watterson.
4. Scuba diving in a cave. I don't have a license yet, so that should be included.
5. A ride in a WWII B-25.
6. An hour with Henry Rollins.
7. Dinner with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
8. A "behind the scenes" tour at the Museum of Nat History in NYC.
Some of these things I suppose I could find myself, but I know I'll never get around to it.
*Sean Murphy reserves the right to refuse any of the above offers that come to him. This blog post is in no way a contractual obligation to agree to any of the above trades. However, if you can make one of these happen and you're not a weirdo, we
GraysLast week when I said that I wouldn't be doing con sketches of copyrighted characters, I had no idea that the news would get the coverage that it did. But seeing as how I helped poke the hornet's nest--and having taken the time to read the opinions of readers and other artists--I feel like it would be helpful if I responded to help clarify what's been happening.Grays in Personal More Like This
First off, I think that what happened regarding this issue highlighted the BEST of our industry. I'm thrilled with the results, although I don't find Marvel's statement reassuring (more on that later). When we learned that Marvel was pursuing the $17,000 from Friedrich, we came together as concerned professionals and fans and managed to affect the situation. Even though we disagreed, at least we weighed out the options. And we even came together to set up funding to help out Friedrich. With the use of Twitter, blogging, and proper action from the media outlets, w
5 Reasons to WriteI wrote a blog once that urged comic artists to try writing their own books. I held back a bit on what I said--Punk Rock Jesus hadn't come out yet, so I didn't feel like I had the proper authority to really speak up.5 Reasons to Write in Personal More Like This
Since then, there's been a lot more discussion about the etiquette of publishers toward their freelancers, the recent rise of creator owned books, and the effects of Hollywood moving into comics (or vice versa). And as friend of mine at Newsarama pointed out recently, I'm one of a few guys who's found a middle ground--not only because I'm writing and drawing my own book, but because my OGN is partially owned by DC Comics.
Certain events of the last year have created new concerns within our industry. Do you still need to work for big publishers if you want to "make it"? Do they deliver a better product than creator owned books? Are the Big Two treating creators as fairly as they've always been? Between the rise of digital comics and comic-based movies, are creators getting
5 Ways to Avoid Being DiminishedThere's a discussion brewing in comics about artists being more diminished as of late--that readers, reviewers, and publishers are focusing too much on writers rather than the artists who draw the book. I agree it's happening, but I'm not sure it's worth sounding an alarm over. I never felt diminished, but maybe I'm part of the exception. Maybe it's because I'm an artist and a writer.5 Ways to Avoid Being Diminished in Personal More Like This
Either way, I do have a few thoughts on what artists can do to pull themselves out from under the rug.
1. DON'T DRAW LIKE A COG.
If you conform to a "house style", then you're at higher risk of being treated like an interchangeable cog in the comics machine. Yes, you're more likely to get consistent work, but you won't stand out as much. Therefor you'll be sought after less by big name writers, you're less likely to make a lasting impression on reviewers and readers, and you'll have a harder time getting raises (12 others draw like you and for less money).
I also suggests inking yourself if it helps. Penc
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 Artwork 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
THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARSYou know that green ellipse tool that you bought in art school? Do you know how to use it for something other than oval shapes? Do you know what those "cross-hair" marks are for? And do you know how to use it for technically correct perspective drawings?THREE TIPS FOR DRAWING CARS in Personal More Like This
TOO many comics artists don't, and it's driving me crazy. So instead of starting a blog that starts showing examples and naming names, I figured it was better to make a quick tutorial. And this isn't just for cars but also for guns, fire hydrants, and millions of other machined objects found in comics.
If you go through this and you're still stuck, please don't write to me. I'm happy to show you at a convention to make it clearer, but within a blog this is the best I can do. Check out "Perspective for Comic Artists by David Chelsea" for more.
Cars are a whole lot easier to draw if you know how to properly use perspective and ellipses. The more familiar you are with the math, the more fun it is to draw cars. Once I figured out th
I held a human brain today.I visited my old college earlier this week to catch up with some instructors, and I managed to walk in on my anatomy teacher talking about a trip to a university cadaver lab. He was handing out directions and times, and when he spun around and saw me, he goes, "You need to come!"I held a human brain today. in Personal More Like This
So, I totally went.
Going in, I didn't know entirely what to expect. I was both nervous and excited, given that I'm very much a nerd and I love almost anything dealing with science, whether it's anatomy, astrophysics, astronomy, biology, evolution, etc., the list goes on. I read up on all that stuff, all the time. I've just never been privy to view a dissected corpse in person, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to learn.
It was a very sobering experience to say the least. We were shown groups of muscles, the bones, and organs of a older man who died of pneumonia, and a woman who died from lung cancer, both who donated their bodies to science. It was strange to see the inner workings of a human body, and ho
New film work, and Australia!Hey everyone! It's been a while since I wrote an update on what's going on with me, so I figured I'd do it now!New film work, and Australia! in Personal More Like This
As of the past few weeks I've been working on the new Wachowski movie Jupiter Ascending, thanks to some help from my friend and awesome artist JonasDeRo. The team working on it is fantastic, and all super nice, so it's been great. I might be moving to Chicago temporarily as well to continue helping with the production design, which would be a lot of fun. I'm really honored to be working on such a cool movie, I can't wait to see how it all turns out.
And in about 2 days I'll be traveling to Australia to visit my beautiful girlfriend for a couple weeks. We'll be traveling the outback on kangarooback with our Koala sidekick, Sir Snuggleton, as well as fighting great whites and cuddling wombats. Well, none of those things, but I'm crazy excited to visit such a cool country.
As for my Hunger Games concept work, I'm still trying to get a hold of Lionsgate s
A look at my Hunger Games work!Hey guys! A new Hunger Games trailer was released which finally shows some of my work on the film. I took a screen grab from the trailer which you can click below to make it larger.A look at my Hunger Games work! in Personal More Like This
I spent 3 months last summer helping to design the look of the control room as well as the holographic elements and desktop interfaces you see in action. I'm excited to see the full sequences and find out how much of my design the final FX ended up retaining, but from a quick glance I can see quite a lot which is really cool. You can see it a the 0:19 mark in the video below as well.
I'm not sure when I can officially show the work I did, but I'll be sure to find out soon. It might have to wait until the movie comes out at the end of next month.
Anyway, take care!
Cool Mixer Brush Technique in PSI learned a cool technique for the mixer brush from Mathias Verhasselt, a senior cinematic artist at Blizzard. It's great for adding detail really quickly, or speeding up your workflow with certain tasks, so I made this video to show you some ways you might be able to use it. Enjoy!Cool Mixer Brush Technique in PS in Personal More Like This
Here I come Windy CityI found out this past week that I'll officially be moving to Chicago for a couple months to continue work on the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending. I move Monday actually, and I'll be without a home computer for about a week until I can get a new workstation built, so I'll have to put the Photoshop guide I talked about in the last journal on hold for a short while.Here I come Windy City in Personal More Like This
It's actually pretty much written in full, but I need to put together the screenshots and actual file still. I also might be working on a detailed matte painting tutorial for PSDTuts+ soon, so I'll keep everyone updated on that.
In the mean time, take care! And for everyone who made it to Comic Con and saw the Elysium footage, I hate you
Online Figure Drawing AidsIf you're like me, you might have gotten lazy when it comes to practicing figure drawing. Sometimes it's difficult to find decent photos to reference, to do gestures or otherwise, so it's easy to do a couple drawings for practice then throw in the towel.Online Figure Drawing Aids in Personal More Like This
Well, there are a number of sites out there that I've come across over the years that help with that sort of thing. They pull stock images and such from different sources and give you a randomizer and timer and other features, or show anatomical structures that you can manipulate. Below I'll list some of the ones I've come across that might help you. Some of them have the same images, so you can probably just pick a couple favorites.
An oldie but goodie. I've used this site for ages and it's only gotten better. On it you'll find 3D models of poses that you can rotate around, and they all show the musculature. You can browse the poses, or use the random viewer, or the timed v
Is Reference Bad?I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."Is Reference Bad? in Personal More Like This
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without