The Sean Murphy ApprenticeshipI'm thinking about taking on some students for a two week "boot camp" course in comics--based off the classic master/apprentice style of education. But before I move forward with the idea (and begin Kickstarting), I wanted to get your feedback and see if anyone is interested in enrolling this winter. Please pass this along (Twitter/facebook) to anyone you think might be interested.The Sean Murphy Apprenticeship in Personal More Like This
I bought a house in Portland, Maine this past weekend. It's a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Victorian house that's been newly renovated. The top floor is finished and will become the drawing studio for 5 students. The idea is to furnish the building with tables, chairs, couches, beds, a TV, a library, a photo studio (for taking reference images) and all the other amenities that would create the school.
After selecting the 5 students (I'll take submissions that will be juried later on), we'll all meet in Portland this winter for the two week apprenticeship. The students will live i
5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)There are lots of tips, chestnuts, and other pieces of advice that I've heard over the years--tidbits of wisdom passed on from one generation to the next, from professional to professor to prospective student. Some of them are drawing tips, some of them are tricks to dealing with publishers, and some are general guidelines on how to survive in comics. Most of them are useful and true and will stand the test of time, but a few of them have become hackneyed platitudes and have gone unquestioned for too long. Here are 5 that I'm questioning...5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true) in Personal More Like This
1. READERS WILL ONLY LOOK AT A PANEL FOR 5 SECONDS, SO DON'T SWEAT IT TOO MUCH.
I understand the intention of this bit of wisdom, and I mostly agree with it: drawing great interiors is important, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down with small details that most readers won't even notice.
But here's my concern with this: if you treat every panel like it's disposable, then you're less likely to make an impact with reader
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
Another Untitled Alternative Ponyverse (Lyra) A lot of procrastinating have happened, (I know you're not interested in hearing why) but it was a good thing that I didn't immediately wrote down Lyra's story back then because I changed most of the details of it. And like I 'said' on the last Alternative Ponyverse journal, ( I still don't know what to title it.) I'm not good with narrating. But these simple ideas HAVE to come out somewhere. So I wont be surprised if I leave another set of confusion in this so feel free to ask to post a question. OKEY! ENOUGH BLABBING!....Another Untitled Alternative Ponyverse (Lyra) in Personal More Like This
Not known to be secretive of her feelings, social, loves singing and playing, Lyra has a charisma that pulls a pony's heart strings.
Although she also enjoys daydreaming about adventures and other fantasies, she isn't interested in a flamboyant / outgoing future. She was one of those ponies who prefer and intend to have a simply peaceful living. The events of her child
An Untitled Alternative Ponyverse (Octavia) Since some of my pony fan art will be based on this alternative universe, I should be laying out the background story. You see, I'm not really good with telling or showing stories so I can't provide a chapter/episode sequence thingy. I just sketched a few scenes in mind.An Untitled Alternative Ponyverse (Octavia) in Personal More Like This
So well, let's start with Octavia's family.
A bloodline of prestigious classical musicians. You can already feel the royalty vibe her, right? Okey, you should be getting it now. (I like the ring of 'Von Clef' so I'll be using that.)
Most known for their signature skill where a single Von Clef has the ability to orchestrate multiple instruments simultaneously. Needless to say, one must be a unicorn to be able to follow the Von Clef pride.
Now, one of the best unfortunately encountered a fate that negatively affected her entirely. (I haven't have cutie marks for these O.C.s) During the travel back fro
Tutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set UpTutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set Up in Personal More Like This
Mission: Photograph the pageant pictures for the Regional Hooters Pageant.
Goal: Offer something unique to Hooters and the women in the Pageant. Give them something other than, the normal pageant pictures.
The situation actually turned out great this year. I had a space that allowed me to have privacy and was next to the trailer the women where changing in. The previous year we had issues because it is a outdoor event and a lot of the "fans" tried to mingle with the contestants. So we had the perfect spot. We were also able to use the district managers mustang as a prop so that was really cool. The soft box is boomed up front. Always remember, especially when shooting outside, to bring something to weigh down the boom. Too easy for it to get blown over, even by the slightest gust of wind. The second light (gelled with pu
Do Artists Matter?Do we matter?Do Artists Matter? in Personal More Like This
I'm specifically talking about "us" as designers, artists, or creative people. Do artists matter?
I have two personal stories that have helped me gauge and answer that question for myself. I hope they help you too.
(SIDE NOTE: I believe in a God and I believe that God loves me and leads my path but that I have free will and can turn from his leading and do my "own thing". Both of these stories have a TON of "God flavoring" that would make them much longer, so know that they are there if you want to read between the lines and find them. In short, both stories are answers to prayer.)
After 9/11 I felt worthless. Making cartoons just wasn't important in the new post 9/11 world. Firemen, policemen, construction workers, teachers, healthcare workers, architects- really, anyone that contributes to rebuilding our world and its infrastructure, those people had important jobs to do. We
Nice guys STILL finish last♥ To every guy that said, "Sex can wait"...Nice guys STILL finish last in Personal More Like This
♥ To every guy that said, "You're beautiful"...
♥ To every guy that was never too busy to drive across town to see her...
♥ To every guy that gives her flowers and a card when she is sick or down...
♥ To every guy who has given her flowers just because that's how he rolls...
♥ To every guy that said he would die for her...
♥ To every guy that really would...
♥ To every guy that did what she wanted to die for...
♥ To every guy that cried in front of her...
♥ To every guy that she cried in front of...
♥ To every guy that holds hands with her.
♥ To every guy that kisses her with meaning..
♥ To every guy that hugs her when she's sad...
♥ To every guy that hugs her for no reason at all...
♥ To every guy who would give their jacket up for her...
♥ To every guy that calls to make sure she got home safe...
♥ To every guy that would sit and wait for h
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Project Educate: Permission to Photograph People Permission to Photograph PeopleProject Educate: Permission to Photograph People in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a tough topic and one that most of us like to shy away from rather than embrace, but the honest truth is that the shots of people that you get - the best kind - are the ones that are candid, journalistic or spontaneous. That usually means asking permission afterwards, or not asking permission at all - which can appear quite odd, to some. One of my biggest concerns and anxieties is having my camera out in public. I recently went to a beach, of all places, and was shooting the coastline when a horrible feeling crept over me and I realised that there were lots of people around and that I was invading, a little bit, on their privacy. These guidelines are useful for shooting on the street, at public gatherings and events and at more formal occasions such as weddings.
If the person is going to be the main subject of your photo - then it's kind to ask permission, get perm
it's all about work!Every day i hear how talented I am - I think this is a incorrect. I think that talent is confused with work. I do believe there is talent in every artist, but it is only 5%- you see when we were younger we all drew the same. As we got older, many people stopped trying to draw due to comments, lack of interest or what ever other reason they put there. The others that continued, like all things learned that it is 95% work, frustration, tears, anger, determination, persistence, practice, practice, practice, & more practice that allows them to create the artwork you see. Many people just grade the artist on the end result, in reality they missed the struggle and battle that truly defines the piece created. I enjoy the 5% talent I see around me yet I respect the 95% dedication that these great artist put out that makes their works fantastic. I believe anyone can learn to draw- they just have to want it bad enough. and that means that they are willing to show us by putting the effort in to iit's all about work! in Personal More Like This
About nude photographyHello dear watchers!About nude photography in Personal More Like This
I will never stop saying thank you for your support, but there are few things I want to say to people who think that I'm an "easy access" girl just because I pose naked.
I love, I really love nude photography, becase it represents something intimate -and I'm not talking about intimate parts of a body-, sometimes emotive and I assure you that is really difficult for a model to pose naked without resulting vulgar (and of course it depends on the photographer too).
It's hard for me to pose without a dress representing me, there is just my skin, there are my bones. There is me, can you understand?
And my body is precious to me, the fact I decided to share an important part of my life with you, does not mean that you can use rude words, or you can write to me porn stuff privately.
Only one person can actually touch my skin and I like him to have this prerogative.
Please stop annoying me. I'm just a model who thinks that avery part of a body can be expressive, I'm not a