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DON'T Go To Art SchoolHey all!
There has been so much misinformation on the topic of Art School I felt it was seriously needed I tackled the topic from the perspective of a professional. It's a long read, so get comfy
First things first, I'm Marc (hello!) and if you didn't know already, up until a little over a year ago I was a Senior Artist (2D/3D) working for Blizzard Entertainment. I worked on Overwatch for 5 years as a member of the starting team (2nd character artist on the team) and then on StarCraft and Heroes of the Storm.
I've given talks, interviews, written workshops for ImagineFX and a number of other magazines, worked freelance on the side throughout my career and more importantly, I've never been to art school. I'm now leading the team over @ Cubebrush but that's boring so let's skip over that
With this post I want to accomplish 3 different things:
🔹 Debunk the importance of traditional art schools
🔹 Debunk the belief you need a degree
Taking a Break from Captain MacTaggartI decided to take a bit of a hiatus from drawing "Space Pirate Captain MacTaggart" for a short while.
Really its because I feel like the series has torn everyone apart because of what has happened.
See if you haven't noticed I have been depressed because I feel like I don't get enough recognition from our fans when I contribute to the series.
I need to get away for while because I need to find away to get over my depression and Anger, because I got mad at JWthaMajestic for making a simple little mistake and that wasn't right I know, and I hate myself because of it. I'm sorry Jordann, for being a jackass.
any way back to MacTaggart, I have to take a break from this and figure out what is best because I know Craig still wants me to be apart of this because we've become such good friends and partners because of the series, but I still need to think about it because I'm
Isaac the Insufferable: A Cautionary TaleI didn't want to have to do this, but I can't sit by and let more artists and creators waste their valuable time. Please understand that callouts are not something I usually do, but I've had enough of Ike's shenanigans.
Pardon the language ahead, but this makes me mad.
Once upon a time, this guy called Isaac Aubrey Law -with whom I had become acquainted through a spec-bio group on Facebook- asked me to be a part of the development team for his planned webcomic.
Hell yes, I said. That sounded great! I’d finally be part of a published work and I’d get paid!
Boy, was I wrong.
And so begins the tale of Isaac the Insufferable.
It turned out he was an insufferable prick who changed his mind and added new things every two minutes, which was absolute hell for us on the dev team who were tangling threads left and right to connect everything into a comprehensive story. Even worse, he kept claiming to have a huge budget -e
CautionEdit: This journal seems to be getting more attention than I thought. Considering the places it's coming from, I'm guessing "Ike" is still trying to say that there was a "misunderstanding", and still linking to me and mentioning my page. Ugh.
I thought, with all the negative of this journal, I should spread some positive too. Check out the helpful journals at the bottom of this for information on how commissions and the industry should and do work, as well as how to get started if you're struggling
For the people visiting my page from a particular journal by someone who thought they were being crafty by linking me in one journal saying I'd left a project, and then posting another stating that I left because the project contained adult work - that's untrue and I feel like you need to know what happened before I left.
I applied for the project (we'll call it "H7V") a few days ago. I was told I got a position and that they wanted me to be a lead artist and tha
New Username Symbols: Extended ThoughtsTwo weeks ago, we released two new products – deviant and art Mentions and new username symbols. Gratefully, and as we'd hoped, many deviants are embracing these changes in exactly the ways we'd anticipated, and the ways we ourselves did over the past several months of testing. While some deviants embraced the changes, it's fair to say that others have felt surprise, curiosity, and maybe even shock. These feelings are totally normal, but for the large part, there's a hope present. A positive outlook. The first steps in a new era that makes the way for our goals in the future, and, at the same time, removes clutter and confusion that new deviants often experience.
As with any change, there are a handful of deviants that don't understand why we made the choices we did &
Submit to deviantART Directly From SketchBook AppsDeviantART is proud to announce that SketchBook users on iPad and Android tablets now have the ability to create and submit art directly from their devices to deviantART!
Our recent partnership with Autodesk has allowed deviantART to become the first community integrated into SketchBook -- the professional-grade painting app that is easy to use for every artist. Merging these two powerhouse environments means that tablet users will be able to publish their creations from SketchBook directly to their deviantART accounts. Deviants will also be able to use the app to browse the inspirational works of other SketchBook artists in the autodesk-sketchbook group.
This is a first step in what will become a much fuller integration that will bring more deviousness to SketchBook and add a powerful creation tool to the arsenals of deviant artists everywhere, as we welcome new SketchBook users into the deviantART community.
DeviantART is the first community integrated into SketchBook
Some Tips on Making Original CharactersOh no Draggin's gonna preach, voice opinions and give advice WATCH OUT!! (Disclaimer: Most of this stuff are things I've experienced and observed over the years and I'm just sharing my thoughts and opinions. I'm in no way a professional at character/story creation)
Also keep in mind that this is mostly advice for visual artists and not really writers. I'm not a writer so these things I'm gonna say may not apply :'D
Whenever I tell people that my original stuff is what gets the most feedback on here they always seems shocked because well, lets face it, original ideas dont get as much love on the internet than say fanart or whatever's trending on the web. |D Because of this a lot of people often give up on thier own ideas and kinda just stick with what works for them or what gets them most feedback. But those people who I can see are passionate about their stories and characters and dont give up on them are the ones that I see having successful comics and even careers
The Attitude Behind Learning to DrawOkay, so this is a topic that has come up a couple of times over on Facebook, and something I thought worth mentioning.
I remember back when I was in high school and I had those really artistic friends that could draw pretty much anything. They were amazing. Absolutely incredible. And I knew I would never be able to accomplish the kinds of art that these wonderful people could produce. I know people would ask them (and I was probably included in this group) questions like "How do you get good at drawing?" or "How can I learn to draw like that?" Little did I know that after walking the road to becoming an artist I would end up receiving the same questions. There are a couple of trends I've heard lately, however, that tend to go the same way over and over with different people. Here's the way some conversations go these days...
SCENE: Me sitting at a local artist meet-up or sketching someplace like a coffee shop or library... or even just random messages on internet IM..
'Into the Future' Art Jam (closed)It is 2015 and it means, we should get hover boards, food hydrators, flying cars, cinemas windows, 3D holo graphs with no special specs and wear funky clothes with computer parts.
But these things may not happen but never mind... you can give it to your characters instead.
So, he or she can be the 'Back to the Future' themed 2015, they wear funky clothes, drive flying cars, own hover boards like in the film, even add the thing that weren't in the film exclusive like electric billboards, multiscreen TVs and wireless printers. You can even add today's gadgets if your character has never used them like Smartphones, tablets, interactive boards, many more.
Here are the Rules
-One or more character must wear clothes based on the film's 2015, for example, rainbow dotted caps, Nike waistcoats that have a built in dryers, shoes that tie themselves. Something similar to retro futuristic that were designed in the 60's.
- Entries must be fresh, no old entries, they are so last year.
- Keep i
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