A lot of people have asked me about cosplaying my princess dresses, but Chibirinoa is the first person to actually send me photos! AGHHGHJdfgd so pretty.
Turtles Production Shut DownVICTORY!http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/06/15/ninja-turtles-shut-downParamount has shut down pre-production on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot over "script problems".Translation; Paramount realised that if they continued down the path Bay was going, fans would probably burn their studios to the ground.With luck (and a dollop of common sense) the project will be shelved altogether and the IP left fallow until competent directors/producers are brought on board.I'm going to pretend my little campaign helped with this
Doomsday....sorry; you missed it.Since the concept of the Leap Year was first implemented back in 45BC, there have been about 514 of them.Without the extra day every 4 years, we would be in 2013.As the Mayan Calendar doesn't take leap years into account; 2012 has been and gone.(Edit - no: I'm not smart enough to work that out myself. I read it!)
Korra jobs openingsSome great opportunities have opened up at Nickelodeon for artists to apply for work on Korra. With 26 more episodes added, no surprise the crew needs to grow.So update that CV, polish that portfolio, and best of success!For storyboards:http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MTVNETWORKS&cws=1&rid=4438For Character design:http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MTVNETWORKS
Live interview with #AsktheArtist!Hey folks! I'll be the interviewee over at AskTheArtist on August 25th, 2012 at 5:00 PM PST. (Here's a time converter for you if you're in another time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/ )It's a chat based interview where you can plop down in the interview chat, talk freely with others, and lob questions at the host ( thefluffyshrimp ) who will then chuck them with impeccable accuracy at yours truly.For more information just hit up the good folks at :iconasktheartist:, they've got everything covered.Looking forward to seeing you there if you decide to stop by! :]
DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?"What is FAN ART? Fan art is a statement saying: ' I LOVE YOU.' "Like to DRAW & SELL art of characters that you don't own on DeviantArt, et al?Know the IP laws and fan art laws. This is important to DA fan artists.
Post mortem 2011Its time to close another chapter in my life for 2011. Its been an awesome year, alot of self-development going on in my life and I owe it to many people that walked into my life. I've gone through thick and thin, through many storms and calm seas and survived.Five years... felt like yesterday I walked into my first job as an animator back in 2007. Truthfully, I never liked being an animator but I don't hate it. I'd learn alot in doing animation and post-production (its fun to edit stuff sometimes) but my real love is in doing illustrations, and concepts. Bleh, if you see my animation work, you'll burn your eye sockets. haha Since I want to do more illustration stuff, I decided to work my way to become a concept artist, keep on practicing, drawing inspirations, doing background and visual designs for various projects, over-influenced by other masters, re-evaluate my style (I still don't see which part of my style is like Gorillaz...seriously haha but I take it a
On Graduating-Hey guys, I know for a lot of you graduation is coming up super fast, and it seems completely absurd that it's been almost a year ago since I was in that boat. I well remember the two options presented to me:1) Get a studio job. Preferably close to home.2) Move back in with my parents. Possibly get a day job or something.I just wanted to remind ...whoever is reading this... that there are about a gazillion alternatives. In fact, any possible train of actions you can conceive of is an option. It's hard to think of options not presented to you as options, but you really can go anywhere and do anything. This is the only time in our lives when we don't have any greater obligations- we don't have a wife and kids to provide for, no company that would collapse without us, our bodies can handle sleeping on a springy old couch for a while. This is EXACTLY when you should take a gigantic risk because the only thing y
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....
My Best Motivational TipWhen I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.So here's what I think of."Michael Bay wants me to fail."Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.
Random MusingsYou know what character I've always wanted to draw correctly but never could? Jasmine from Aladdin. No matter how many times I've tried, studying the character, the animation, etc... I just can't do it right. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.For that matter I wish I had a more disney-seque style of drawing. I think you can see some Mickey Mouse and Bone inspirations in my shorter cartoony characters like Spot or Talus... but when it comes to human beings I have a very hard time moving away from my Rumiko Takahashi roots. I really envy some of my fellow artists here on DA who have gorgeous linework and character designs, especially in the realm of the face. I've tried but, like Jasmine, I struggle.When I get Super Mario 3D Land for my 3DS, you can probably expect to see a lot of fanart of characters running around with Tanookie tails. I friggin' LOVED the leaf powerup in Super Mario Bros 3 and it's been damn close to 20 years since it's been in a new Mario game.I hate spoilers, but
Level 5 Trolling and Pacific Rim BeatenLevel 5 TrollingIf this is old news, forgive me I just found it and thought it was hilarious:Level 5 Studios (the company most noted for the Professor Layton series) was having their 15th year anniversary this week. Along with discounted game prices, part of the celebration was to make a wallpaper featuring player voted favorite characters. Unfortunately for Level 5, the voting of these characters quickly came under attack by trolls who hijacked the results and submitted obscure minor characters instead. The final list included the airplane from Aero Porter in first place with 46,000 votes.Rather than toss out the votes and start over, Level 5 just rolled with it and produced the wallpaper with the skewed results anyway. You can download the wallpaper here: http://www.level5.co.jp/15th/vote/I think what I love most about this is that they actually went with the airplane. The inanimate object from the Aero Porter games gets TOP BILLING on the poster. That's hilari
Dear Japan,Again; WTF?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2208051/Bagel-head-trend-Are-saline-injections-Japans-extreme-beauty-look-yet.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DTamara%2BAbrahamKindest regards,The World.
Historical Snow White cosplayA lot of people have asked me about cosplaying my princess dresses, but Chibirinoa is the first person to actually send me photos! AGHHGHJdfgd so pretty.-C