BusybodySorry for my relative quiet on here; things have been picking up. I'm desperately trying to finish the next chapter of AUR so I can keep updating regularly; almost there but I wish I had more time to work on it. I may have to actually take a vacation so I can finish that up. It would be beautiful to take a vacation to do nothing but art, I think. I'm seriously considering it.What else has been keeping me busy? I've been doing freelance graphic design, as well as some historical consulting work for a film project, but that's basically all I can say about that. I'm also continuing with the editorial cartooning, which in recent weeks I've really kicked up my game and am starting to get noticed in the wild webs; super exciting. And I may have a proofreading gig lined up with an independent comics publisher; we'll see how that pans out.At any rate, I'm still alive and still here. Just going to be slow for a bit.Hope everything is well with you! - jams
Useful resourcesFor your perusal. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to help.HowToDrawComics.net - TONS of comics-related tutorialsBlambot - tons of comics fonts, as well as some tutorialsCan't afford Photoshop? Here's a list of free, open-source softwareTutorials on many things, photography, digital art, etc.Tutorials on comics and digital art by David Revoy"What skills are needed to draw" by David Revoy"The Wonderful World of Markers" on ProjectEducate
The DOs and DON'Ts of submissionsPublishing WeekRejections happen to everyone. Chances are, if you submit pieces to two places, at least one of them will be rejected, if not both. Even some of history’s greatest written works were rejected numerous times. You shouldn’t let a rejection get you down.However, there are some things you can do, and other things that you should avoid, to improve your chances of being accepted for publication.DOcarefully read the submission guidelines.DON’Tjust send your manuscript everywhere without regard to the guidelines.There are tons of resources to help you find potential publishers: magazines for writers and poets, the publications that you yourself read, websites, heck, you can even Google “where to publish short stories,” for example, and get a ton of helpful resources. Each one lists its submission guidelines (even self-publishing venues have them), and that should be your first stop whenever you are considerin
Raffle feature 3On June 24, I did a raffle in a Thumbshare forum post for two 3-month Core memberships. The winners were Kornderia and Sereida-Arts, but I wanted to showcase art from all the participants. You guys were great, thanks for taking part!
Giving up on dA forumsWith maybe the exception of the Thumbshare, Projects, Literature (though I cut back on that one for the same reason), Books & Comics and the Jobs forums. All the other ones are a cesspool of bigotry and nastiness. Wix, if you're listening, I'd love for you to do something about it.
Raffle feature 2On June 24, I did a raffle in a Thumbshare forum post for two 3-month Core memberships. The winners were Kornderia and Sereida-Arts, but I wanted to showcase art from all the participants. You guys were great, thanks for taking part!
Raffle feature 1It's Sunday, June 24, so my raffle in the ThumbShare forum has closed and the winners have been announced! Congrats to Kornderia and Sereida-Arts!!! But I would like to feature the participants, so here is part I. Enjoy the beautiful art!Matt Lanter as Wyatt Logan by Sthenastia
Thank youJust wanted to say thank you, akrasiel, for the Daily Deviation on Thursday. It was quite a surprise and an honor, and has inspired me to do some much needed revisions. Also, congrats to my fellow Lit DD featurees:
ThumbShare giveawayI'm running a giveaway in the ThumbShare forum: https://forum.deviantart.com/showcase/thumbs/2415029/Currently the giveaway is one 3-month Core membership (+ help with a custom box code) or the equivalent value in dA points. If more than 100 people participate, I'll give away a second 3-month Core membership or equal value in points. :3The raffle drawing will be held Sunday, June 24.Everyone is welcome to enter!
REEESo I worked on a ref sheet for the forest watches and no one could read it, hOW DO I FIX THIS??
Baldi Basic Animatic Storyboard PreviewNew Animatic of Baldi Basic, Soon! And With colors!The Characters in there are my OCS Henry and Ellie of my Series called "Send From Above"I added them because... they are Childs duuuhWell, i hope you like it
PANDROID Creativity CONTEST (16K+ Points) OPEN Welcome to my second, but much bigger art contest!If you love to design or create art - here are the good news! One year ago I started collected over 16,500 points and 30+ art prizes. Also features, llamas, favs and more goodies that can be won! Mini Prizes for any art skill are ready to be catched, too! x3And what about a raffle? Yeah, why not? Everyone loves them, so let´s add it as extra!You want your own PANDROID for free? Join the current MYO Event! (PANDROID - Free MYO Event (OPEN))Didn´t I promise you this will be BIG? XD This is a Pandroid-Battlefield related contestWhich month could be better than June - the month of Junicorn art challenge - to start a PANDROID conte
My Opinion On My YouTube/DeviantART FanbaseYeah, uh..it's not that bad, first of all. Sure, most of my YT fans are actually nice to me.But when it comes to character redesigns, title changes, and name changes?? Hohohoho, some of them can even leave me.Does it piss me off? No. Does it sadden me? No. Does it make me happy? Yes. They can do what they want, I don't really give a shit.It's called having opinions, and I respect that. But don't fucking bash me into animating/drawing something I don't want to draw/animate anymore.Let me do what I want. I'm not going to do what you want anymore because, honestly? I'm not listening to young triggered children anymore. I'm getting older, and it's time for me to face it.This entire summer was literally just me going through so many character development phases, and some kids leaving me doesn't bother me at all lmao.But here is way different. I can express myself more, I can share my opinions on certain things, I can talk to my fans, and I can get less pissed off here.Yeah somethings
Updates~First of all, thanks everyone for your help ;w;Thank you for your donations, thanks for sharing the journal, thanks for caring, and for your kind words too...Last journal was so rushed and poorly worded oh god it's embarrasing when I look back at it- so I'll write updates over it xDFortunately, everything went well with the surgery. We had help from our family too and could pay the hospitalization and surgery in time. My dad is now resting and recovering at my sister's house, while mom is taking care of him. Due to our circumstances I will be working to bring some money and also pay the house... pfft I finally feel like an adult xD it sucks... jkjkIt was an exhausting week at the hospital, but finally "I'm back" kind of? I will use a day every week to answer your messages and maybe leave an update. Right now, they're a lot for me to answer right away. Thanks a lot to my commissioners for being SO patient with little me specially you Beelze idk if you're reading but hgng I'm thankfu
Happy 15th Birthday!In April I wrote a post reflecting on my 15 years at DeviantArt, since the project began in April of 2000 and was launched to the public on August 7th. I went back and re-read what I wrote, and wow, speaking of audacious I'm pretty hardcore in this post. I write from my heart sometimes and then I hit post and that's that. So for our official 15th Birthday I wanted to re-share a link to that post:And then today, I wrote this reflection for you as a toast & thanks for all the llamas: Happy 15th Birthday DeviantArt! We are evolving, and soon we will be able to share exactly how you can be a part of our transformation, ensuring that the DeviantArt we all love grows stronger in supporting the visual & written arts for 15 more years to come! You will soon see us release many years of effort, repositioning DeviantArt from all we have learned over our 15 years of managing the worlds largest creator community.Thank you for all of your support over the
[Winners] Happy Gifts Month!wohoo so many people commented and joined the event Check here the journal if you missed it: [Closed] Happy Gifts Month!I'm so happy for seeing many many interesting answers! So first of all, thank you for joining! ♥ ♥ ♥Some ideas was really nice, like "everyone be happy somehow", I understand the feeling and this is pretty adorable to wish!But this as well other topics was the answer of many many people >w<' so I tried to focus in more original answers~And to be honest, it's beautiful to see how many people care about:• Everyone respect each other life choices;• People shouldn't hurt animals/humans/Earth;• Basic care to everyone - no poverty;And much more topics that are about human kindness! Warms up my heart to see how much you guys care about others!
Collective Feature #21UPDATES: Not much news to share, it's been a quiet week. Tyler is over in California for training or whatever for a couple of months. Fingers crossed they'll grant him leave in July. The weather is finally acting more like spring, with 60 degree days and sunshine, so hopefully the cold weather is done for. I am still looking for character sheets for my characters from the story I want to continue. Note me if you know anyone who can The same "rules" apply as they did last time. Throughout every photography category in my favorites, I will choose 10 entries (usually the first 10 that show up, or I begin where I left off) that'll be featured. With every category, I keep a record of who is featured, that way no name gets repeated twice in one category. Only one entry per category. If you have any specific photo that fits into one of the categories that you want to be featured (yours or someone else's), pleas
pixel art commissionsweh i wanted to try taking pixel art commissions bc i've been really wanting to practice my pixel art style ;o;so here's an example of what i can do!i don't know if anyone actually wants these but...i need money HUHHNGso, i'm going to add the prices here:static image: $10animated blink: $15extra characters: $5 for each character added.THESE WILL BE UPLOADED TO chinjireta-commSLOTS:1.) eurpup2.) pasteIIete3.) ngyes4.) bircchi5.) psychicspecters6.) viideo7.)8.)9.)10.)11.)12.)13.)14.)15.)16.)17.)18.)19.)20.)please don't comment if you're not going to ask for one. they seriously waste my time.
Creature featureI've also posted on my profile page a new set of inspiring pictures by other dA artists for the month of August. Check 'em out! And have some feel-good music, too: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?listL2uCX9b6syf1Gr2SwxxBAF-497jaSfBa1Cockatiel chibi by ShinePawArt