I am going to try to be more active here. Lots of ways I can improve my art surrounded by artists.
Action Concepts - Powers and FightingI've been working on ideas for action scenes. Chases, fights, powers, etc. Wanting to try something you don't see too often.
I have some outlines for how characters move and how their powers might appear. I'm working on getting them to look right in the cute and simple art style I have for the project. Most of it can be solved in animation or in use of color. For the blood powers I'm not too concerned about the visual but I am trying to get it to move right. I can see it acting and reacting almost as an extension of her body. Working that in with with a free week of gymnastics 6 years prior and developing boxing skills for movement. Another element is it reacting as some sort of autonomous magical assistant. Swirling around in blobs to make o moving shield with blobs moving to harden (change shape and size) to deflect an incoming attack. Forming into a protective sphere as she's thrown. Forming into a floor or wall to push off of. For flight she controls the blood soaked into her
Writing and Art updateI think I may finally have the Sloth issue figured out.
In it's current state it is comedic visually and dark with the writing. Felicity being chased in a failing water park by a monster hunter. I picture everything bright and colorful with a bit of fading for the surroundings with multiple people in every scene in the background. Ominous and pale monster hunter awkwardly blending in with crowds. Felicity in an awkward, frilly swimsuit her mom forces on her. It would be the obligatory beach episode.
For the action scenes I'm still trying to figure how everyone moves first. A big thing of it is finding what angles work best for their designs. Also trying to work around costume design in the scenes as well. Felicity's magic clothes ripping and tearing as well as absorbency for blood. I can see her fighting back, trying to punch her opponent and hitting the wall instead as they dodge. Her hand is bleeding from the impact as she turns towards the opponent, she shapes it into somethin
Unwanted - November Writing ChallengeSo I'm not going to be writing a novel this month but I am going to be working on the writing for the comic. I figure I have about 100 pages to do.
Refining my writing methods is going to be the big thing for this challenge. Usually I have the page drawn with space for the text, this is going to require something more. I have the first 20 pages with rough outlines and goals for the issues, I'm writing based off of those and I will then go back and adjust the pages and panels as needed to fit the pace for the scenes.
Here is a sample of the first page.
Felicity - "This is bullshit. Everything about this. *sigh* I'm Felicity, I'm 13, and being around my family is the last thing I want to do. Not in the friends and clothes sort of way....I mean....just look at them." close up of mom eating fistfuls of chips "That's Faith, my mom. She covers the house with religion and eats. She says her weight is a glandular thing." Wide shot of angry man sitting at table with drink and smoking "This is R
Drawing HabitsSince the beginning of the year I have been using cheap sketchbooks and decent pencils. I keep a pencil sharpener and a good eraser nearby while I work. Funny thing is I almost always misplace the eraser and the sharpener is a close second. I feel like I spend more time looking for my eraser than actually drawing.
Most everything I draw I do in about 15 minutes or less.
Digital pencils and inking is still awkward for me. The hand eye coordination thing is fine for me with the tablet and I can deal with the slight delay of the strokes. What gets me is the tactile sensation. There isn't the feeling of the paper or the pencil moving on it. The grip of the paper vs. the smoothness of the ink isn't there either.
I need to see about making character reference sheets for my finalized designs, this will help with consistency in proportions.
Unwanted : ProgressThings are taking shape. The writing is coming together nicely now and I am happy with how the linework is coming out. Soon I'll start drawing roughs of the first 20 pages I have outlined.
Going to see about getting something like a Surface Pro 4 so I can work all digital for this project.
SketchbooksI have about 7 sketchbooks full of art for the project.
Each one has a bunch of design brainstorming and a couple storylines expanded on.
I'm also starting to work on some larger pieces of paper practicing how I want the panels to look as this will affect the pacing and visual flow. The sketchbooks hold key frames for these pages. Focus on dialog or action.
I do need to work on visuals for powers. Still thinking Agent Paper as far as how Felicity uses her powers, the other ideas are mostly visual gags. Looks like another sketchbook to be filled.
Unwanted : WritingOne of the hardest things was realizing that I can write a happy family.
The hard part is that I can write single parent, grandparent custody, adoptive, and any other form of family as happy except for the nuclear family unless it is weird....and it ends up inspiring a story arc that spans several issues.
Unwanted - New Comic projectI have been working on a new project this year.
I've been posting quite a few of the sketches I have for it and I have plenty more that I haven't posted. The first 7 issues are being worked on all at once as the writing comes to me. I have a few key scenes written and/or drawn for each of them. There are enough resources to make things go fairly smooth but it does take me time to work on my art, I've never been that fast with producing art and I've always felt like my art is never good enough for my projects, this is changing though as I am drawing about 2 - 3 pages a night. I've been holding onto those 2 - 3 pages per night and going over them seeing what I can improve on, what works and what doesn't.
Without giving away too much of the plot Unwanted is the story of a Satanic magical girl. Though it is magical girl format and works with my 'cute' style I don't want it to be sugary. I plan on it being 3 'seasons' with the first two being middle school and high school per the genr
Artist CommunityIt has been far too long since I have been active in the art community.
Ever since H-Artists closed I have just been kinda wandering with my art, I have gotten better but I've had no real focus, inspiration, or motivation these past years. I want to improve my art further but I don't really want to put anything serious on this site so I'm going to be posting mostly fan art here. I'll have to find a good spot for a new comic.
Toyhouse codes for sale/trade [OPEN]I got Premium on Toyhouse, so I can generate two codes per week to give away.
Feel free to offer USD, Points, art, gfx; I'm open to all offers, however please note that I reserve the right to refuse!
USD > Points > Art *> Other
*For art offers I will hold the code for you for 2 weeks max, unless you can give me an exact date on when you can complete it. This means that I may not have readily available codes if you finish my artwork later than the agreed date, and will have to wait until I have more codes available.
Comment below if you'd like to offer!
For those of you who don't know, Toyhouse is a community for collaborative character creation and trading, worldbuilding and roleplay.
It is currently in invite alpha, meaning you cannot register without a code.
Proof that I'm legit:
Feel free to take a look at my Toyhouse for a sneak peek at
Some quick recognition tipsI remember it can be quite tough to gain recognition on DeviantArt when you first start out. It's a massive website with so many features and ways to interact! When I started out, I was lucky to have a friend of mine giving me a little shoutout in their journal, which gained me my first couple of watchers. I'll do the same in this journal for some new Deviants I found that have really cool galleries, and I thought of giving a couple of tips as well on gaining recognition:
~ TIPS ~
Loads of interaction! DeviantArt is considered a social media website as well as an art site, and offers many more tools for interaction, feedback, and commenting than Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr ever will! Use it wisely If you want to receive comments, and have people view your art, you have to put some effort in yourself as well. Comment on other people's artwork, +fav it, +watch those you really like, keep communicating. Try interacting with other new ar
Drugs And Mental Disorders (Small Rant)The thing I REALLY hate about people these days is how they still see drugs and mental disorders as some joke or punchline.
It's so fucking disrespectful to people who had parents who did drugs or had some sort of mental disorder and they don't even realize how goddamn serious these things are.
My dad used to drink alcohol and he chucked me across my living room floor when I was only around 8-9 years old.
My mom still smokes cigarettes. My dad has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Attention Defict Hyperactivity Disorder.
My mom has Depression and Anxiety and when she doesn't take her anti-depressants, she says that she would be sad all the fucking time.
I got my ADHD and OCD genetics from my dad and it really sucks. Why are people still like this, I don't fucking understand.
It fills my entire body with rage and hate it just brings me back to when my dad would yell at me and my 2 older sisters and even slap us across the face just to tell us how much of a bratty attitude we would have.
16 Examples of how NOT to Pitch a LoglineI joined a Twitter dealie where you pitch to agents over Twitter, and I swear I learned more in one day about pitching than I have reading any number of how-to-write books.
A logline is a one sentence pitch of your story. It can be used on Twitter, but it's also used in person as an elevator pitch. It's the distilled essence of stakes, story, and character. Some people find it frustrating and intimidating, but I find it easier to do a logline than a query.
I got a few bites from agents, so I was quite pleased. I gained a lot of sympathy for them around 3 in the afternoon, though. Every pitch starts looking the same, and the really, really stupid ones start standing out. Some suffer from bad metaphors, bland stakes, or simple incomprehensibility. I've got 16 examples right here for you, so if any of your loglines look like these, you may want to consider a rewrite. (Incidentally, don't post your own loglines for my perusal. I'm not going to sit here and tell a bunch of people they
Hello Friends New and Old!Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!
First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow.
NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)
Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.
Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start... Without getting into to
RWBY 3.0 - Story
Huzzah, new story for #RWBY 3.0 is up - "Reality"
This is will be broken down into 3 chapters, with chapter I available now
Hyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAMEThe 3D PRINTED
The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.
--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---
The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.
A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.
Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -
- Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mir
700 Watchers Contest!Woo!
I never thought i'd get 700+ watchers this quickly!!!
First off I would just love to say "Thank You" to all of you! thank you so much for supporting me!!! Active watcher or not i dont care!
Alright, so....I'm making a contest!!!
I made a lot before but I had to cancel most of them,,,,Really sorry about that oof
anyways,,, make sure to read everything please! it's really important,,,if you don't I'll have to remind you- (i wont do things like unaccept your entry or disqualify you,,im not that mean XD)
Aight, lets start with the contest!!!
I just want you to draw some characters
Mostly my main character, which is Rubii
Her flat colors are in the description! please check them out
and some other characters from here!
-Draw her in different outfits (I'd love that!)
-Draw her in mild gore *
(Pastel Gore, Candy Gore, Flower Gore, e
YouTube stuff + Update stuffSo, things are little bit hectic right now, and YouTube has been giving me a bit of hassle lately. I seem to have been losing subscribers since my last stream on my main channel, with a very big loss on my last Animated Atrocities upload, which is worrying, especially because any theory that I've had towards the numbers doesn't fit all of the evidence. (If people were getting sick of me talking about Growing Around stuff, then I should have had a positive turnaround when I uploaded an Animated Atrocities video). Add to that that like every single video this year has been copyright claimed, and let's just say that things have been discouraging as of late.
Other than that, I'm trying to stay optimistic, although the hot summer is making that a little bit difficult. But, some stuff that's coming up I guess. Most importantly is my Animated Atrocity review - with the upcoming Rugrats reboot, it's time to tackle Angelica and Suzie Preschool Daze, that show there that lasted four episo