Will only be going for about 2hrs. Working on comics

Had to wrap up early because I’ve got to animate all afternoon. Might be back tonight with another livestream.

Better scan of my environments assignment. I preferred it in the pink.

References: x (fourth photo) and x .

Inclass exercise where we had to draw up an indoor environment, so I made some concept art for extraordinarycomic and designed up Marle’s room. Apparently she’s a Rooster Teeth fan ;)

aeollon said: Would you be upset if I wanted to try doing a rough paint over of this?

No way, I’d be super excited :D I want to see when you’re done.

Though if you can wait, I’ll be posting a much nicer scan of it sometime tonight/tomorrow.

maggins:

hEY GUYS are there any Mac users out there? I’d like to ask your opinion on something~

like, I was thinking of downloading that new OS (Mavericks), but I’m still kinda sorta reluctant bc I’m not sure if it keeps all the files and programs and stuff intact… I have backups of everything, but it’s still a major bother to have to reinstall everything ugh

So I was wondering if any of you have upgraded to that OS?? If so, from what older version did you upgrade (I’m currently with Snow Leopard), and what might be your opinion on how everything turned out? Also a general opinion on Mavericks compared to whichever version you used to use?

EDIT: I also tend to use a lot of heavy programs (like Photoshop and Indesign and pretty much the rest of the Adobe package), If you guys use any of those can I have an opinion on the performance? That’s what I’m mostly worried about

I’m not familiar with previous OS’s (I think my laptop came with Mavericks. I dunno. I’m running the latest stuff anyway) but I think it all works just fine. Haven’t had any issue with any adobe software, I’m running CS5 suite and I sometimes have 2-3 programs running at the same time. I’m actually working across Photoshop, Premier and AfterEffects right now no issues. And I’ve run Indesign and Photoshop together without any hassle. Performance wise will be more effected by the hardware of your computer and not the OS itself I think.

If you’ve got time machine you could always back up your system to that and if the new os doesn’t work you can restore back.

But yea good to have backups of all the important files someplace else as well should anything go wrong.

So weird but I was the other Mad King in the kilt and I totally followed you in places XD

Hail other Mad King!

Thanks for the stalky stalkies follows :D

furious-teapot replied to your photo:4 hours into my environments life drawing…

Wow you have a class for life drawing ENVIRONMENTS?!

Yea man they changed the majors at Griffith this year so you can choose to specialise in Animation, Art Direction or CGI: Technical Direction. There’s also Post Production but it’s not offered as a major eventhoughithasenoughclassesforit.

Concept Art: Environments is part of the Art Direction major buut I’m not focusing on any major in particular so I’m taking it as an elective. It’s awesome, comes with life drawing classes where we go out on excursions and draw environments/structures (and every odd week we get a human model in the studio) and a digital lab session where for the most part we’ve been learning digital painting/lighting.

4 hours into my environments life drawing assignment. Gonna stop here and wait for feedback tomorrow.
I mashed together two gorgeous photos I found here on tumblr. A3 in size.
References: x (fourth photo) and x .

4 hours into my environments life drawing assignment. Gonna stop here and wait for feedback tomorrow.

I mashed together two gorgeous photos I found here on tumblr. A3 in size.

References: x (fourth photo) and x .

typette:

naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:



mirrepp:





Some harsh but very very true words





 When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.
"this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…"
"this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…"
"there is better stuff on later pages…"
It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.
But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”
You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.
This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. 
Be proud.



 This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

 The piece of advice I got that helped me the most with this is; the people looking at your work be it your director or an HR person, trust them to know and see the good work there that you’ve become desensitized to. We all have rushed shots and stuff, they can see the polished diamond inside of a rock, it’s literally their job! So don’t fret too much!

typette:

naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words


When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.

"this is an old image…"

"I’m not happy with that one…"

"this is just a sketch…"

"I did this really quickly…"

"there is better stuff on later pages…"

It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.

But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”

You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.

This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. 

Be proud.


This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.

Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.

Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.

Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.

i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.


The piece of advice I got that helped me the most with this is; the people looking at your work be it your director or an HR person, trust them to know and see the good work there that you’ve become desensitized to. We all have rushed shots and stuff, they can see the polished diamond inside of a rock, it’s literally their job! So don’t fret too much!

Hi!!! I met you at Oz Comic Con and I would just like to say a huge thank you as you were the only person to recognise me as Mad King Ryan and you made me super happy so yeah.. Thank you!!!!! Your art is amazing and my brother loves his little Blake picture :)

All hail the Mad King!!!

Hey man, so glad your brother likes it :D

You can tell a lot about a person by what kind of music they listen to. Put your music on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs that come on. Tag 10 people you would also like to learn more about through their taste in music.”

Tagged by: thatnellykid

  1. Dansbanan - Detektivbyrån
  2. That’s How You Know - Amy Adams (Enchanted)
  3. Endless Fantasy - Anamanaguchi
  4. When You Believe - Celtic Woman
  5. We Mako Our Own Luck - Big Giant Circles
  6. Shine - Shannon Noll
  7. Say the Word - Christy Carlson Romano
  8. Whatever Will Be Will Be - Tammin Sursok
  9. Loser of the Year - Simple Plan
  10. Into The Open Air - Julie Fowlis

Tagging: emberkyrlee, peachmarshmallows, uncomfortablecarrot, annaxin, sailortweek

iBlade!
These were meant to be chibis. Didn’t quite end up that way. Oh well :D

iBlade!

These were meant to be chibis. Didn’t quite end up that way. Oh well :D

Drawing up some iBlade fanart :D

Done for the day

So forever ago I commissioned the wonderfully talented cupcakescrochets to make me a crochet Fili and Kili. They turned up  June(ish. I think). Been meaning to take some nice pictures of them but never really got around to it. So here’s some of my nicer phone photos instead.

They joined me at Oz Comic-Con last weekend. I thought it was the best thing ever when I discovered they colour matched my chipmunk tsum tsum. They had chipmunk races.

extraordinarycomic:

Thanks to everyone who dropped by the table at Oz Comic-Con last weekend, and welcome new readers!
I came down with a bad case of post con sickness and wasn’t able to get this weeks page done so here’s a drawing of Damo and his foster sister Sweet instead :) Should be back on track with comic pages as of next week.
ALSO, the kids and I here track the tumblr tag #ExtraOrdinaryComic. If you want us to find anything ExtraOrdinary related that’s the tag to use.

extraordinarycomic:

Thanks to everyone who dropped by the table at Oz Comic-Con last weekend, and welcome new readers!

I came down with a bad case of post con sickness and wasn’t able to get this weeks page done so here’s a drawing of Damo and his foster sister Sweet instead :) Should be back on track with comic pages as of next week.

ALSO, the kids and I here track the tumblr tag #ExtraOrdinaryComic. If you want us to find anything ExtraOrdinary related that’s the tag to use.