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- Listening to: myself whin
- Reading: code
- Watching: brain cells explode
- Playing: with myself
- Eating: fingernails
Gnomon Gallery showOPENING RECEPTION this SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH 2010 FROM 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
I've been a busy bee making art for the group show called "Unleashed:The art of Naughtydog" It is a group of us from work that are putting in our own personal non-videogame art.
I have been taking a sculpture workshop on Monday nights for months now and put in two pieces that I finally finished. One is for the Haiti Relief fund and the other is a response to my life spent behind a computer that is kind of tongue-in-cheek. Hope you like. -
Comic Conlolly asked DanLuVisiArt, Stardrunk and me to be at the dA booth in artist alley this weekend at Comic Con. I usually make it out to Comic Con every year but have never been at the other side of the table. This is really cool and will be good for me to learn to be more vocal here on dA. I have always stayed in the sidelines,more of a lurker. I have been a professional videogame artist for 7 years and am always scouting dA for talent. I love when I can hook up a talented artist with a job that fits them. There are so many wonderful artists on dA, it leads me to wonder- Why me?
gallery girlsEspecially these girls:http://www.gallerygirls.org/Gallery_Girls/Home.html
They put together events all over L.A. for artist. They usually have live music,costumes and create an entire themed atmosphere. This week Friday it's Tiki Warrior 10pm to 2am in Venice California on Washington street. I think it's a fantastic idea and if your city doesn't have one it is really easy to set up. I know because I started one myself at my work. I call the model she comes to pose and all the artist drawing just pool there money together. We only have a stereo and a light on a stand but you could make it more if you wanted.Quick gesture poses also really help you loosen up. Which is something a tight-ass perfectionist like me really needs. I have real difficulty just sketching something quick or even typing a quick journal without wanting to go over and over it. You would never guess by my journal entries that I'm a D.A. addict and am on here everyday...but I am...I'm addicted.
WhirlwindIf I typed it all up it would be as long as one also so, I'm going to have to summarize some life and death moments to prevent any "to long, didn't read" responses. I hope it doesn't seem too callous.
Ten days ago my father passed away suddenly.I flew from L.A. to Wisconsin to meet my Uncle and sister to drive up to Michigan for the funeral.We wanted to console our poor grandmother,my father was the third son she has lost to alcoholism.The next day we drove back to Wisconsin spent time with old friends.
On the flight back home,my sister and I talked of many things including weddings,family and funerals. I never had wanted to get married. I felt it was a sham. The person you marry today might be completely different in a few years. I believe in living one day at a time. My boyfriend of 6 years wanted to get married, I said it is archaic and unnecessary. I
It's outIt took two and a half years to make this videogame.I was lucky enough to join the development team at Naughtydog seven months ago. The game is expansive,fun and beautiful. It does not have a ton of press behind it like Halo but people who have played it so far have really enjoyed it. I only had a very small part in making it happen. I did textures for props and background environments for two levels. I also did some play testing. Now that it is out, I get to post some of my work. No photos were use in the creating these textures. Textures were painted in z-brush and photoshop. I hope the environments seem inviting and that you might want to run around and find some treasures in them(while fighting off pirates). Here is another link if you are interested in more about the game. If not just look at the pretty pictureshttp://www.deeko.com/ps3/reviewDetail.asp?id=938
Now I finally have time to make some more of my own art. Hooray!
JugglingI sees the peoples- they be juggling they're time all professional like. Me? Not so much.I started working a new job,moved to Santa Monica and am taking sculpture class from this awesome artist : http://www.schellstudio.com/. It's hard to believe it's been four months since my last Confession. I will say five hail Mary's than pick up some kick ass comics at Comic Con this Weekend. Whooot! Work is going good but a whole hella stressful. That is what happens when 6 months of work on a videogame is trying to be smooshed into 3 months. Not much time for personal art right now but soon there will be scary sculptures from the class. I have some naughty lady drawings I could scan from the Hades drawing group I used to go to but I'm kind of depressed about that whole thing. There was this awesome hidden burlesque figure drawing gathering that would happen Tuesday night downtown L.A. on 6th street. It would take place from 9pm until 2am. There was a bar and d.j.s and people would hol
testing,testing,read all about itIt's for a wonderful game company in Santa Monica called Naughty Dog. They hired me on as an environmental texture artist starting next week for the game: Uncharted: Drakes Fortune.
If you are looking for work as an artist, the video game industry is growing exponentially but companies are also having more and more requirements to get your foot in the door. Besides having a nice demo reel or website, you have to take a test that requires a week of doing artwork for free before you even get an interview.
I was lucky and only did two test before I got an interview but I heard of people doing 7 before getting to see an actual person.That is 7 weeks of working for free living off noodles.If you do get an interview it is usually 2-3 hours long with 4-5 people asking you technical goo and possibly preform a task in front of them. Talk about performance anxiety ---- Yowsa!
Still it is all worth it if you love making art for a living. Painti
New websiteI thought the best way to show my work to potential employers would be to get a website up and running. It was the first time I ever made one pretty much on my own. http://www.monkeyfishfrog.com/index.html
The domain name is very silly. It is taken from a South Park episode making fun of the evolution debate. I thought it was funny at the time I bought the domain and now I think it will just be- "What is your website again?" It's monkey fish frog man, monkey fishfrog--err
Labor painsJob hunting stinks. I like doing the work, I just hate selling myself and knocking on employers doors, showing them my private arts. It is as hard as a cat trying to bury a turd on a marble floor. I've been beefing up my portfolio with more concepts and environments. So bring on the feedback ...any comments to help me improve are welcomed (and if you have any info on jobs in the l.a. area *wink*wink*).
ADOPTABLE 100 THEMES CHALLENGEYeah. I don't like the other one. SO HERE WE GOOOOOO!!!
2. Think pink
3. Chocolate kisses
4. Crisp apple
14. Sun conure
26. Candy floss
32. Bumble bee
40. Peanut butter jelly
45. Orange sherbet
50. Tea and cake
73. Aquafresh toothpaste
ALL Next Gen Fun Facts!This is fan made!
All Next Gen Fun Facts! :iconwoootplz: Everything from my previous fun facts journals as well as some new ones are in here I probably won't make any more new Fun Facts journals. Instead, I'll just add them in here and let you know if there are any updates (if they are worth mentioning of course) I'll probably add more to the younger characters later since I'm still developing them. HOLY FRICK THIS JOURNAL IS LONG!
If this journal in particular is too long, you can look at these kinda shorter ones that narrow the characters down by category
Main: Royalty: Side: Children:
Valiant goes by "Lance"
Valiant's love life isn't very successful even though he's kind, charming and handsome. He's been out with quite a few ponies making him seem l
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeI originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to referenceDra
The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~![Stole off someone's facebook]
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
5.) What's your character's ranking on the KINSEY SCALE?
6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
9.) Who does your character trust?
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the time
Pony Price ListGeneral Commission Info Hat Pricing FAQ
All plushes are minky with applique eyes and cutie marks, unless otherwise agreed upon.
"Starting prices" are listed for all types of plushes. "Starting prices" are defined as the price for the most basic pony of that kind. I start from my base pony price and add charges according to how difficult the character is to make. Design elements that add complexity such as difficult or multicolored manes, body markings, and modifications to the basic pattern will add cost. For a full and amus
[CLOSED+WINNER] FREE ADOPT RAFFLE 17 - PIFFIESWaaah thanks thanks thanks to all participants...nnngh a lot of lovely comment and HAPPY HOLIDAYS WISHES THANKS!! HAPPY HOLIDAY TO EVERYONE \;////7///;/!
Omg I can't believe every time I have to edit a raffle my cat come to my table and start lick my nose and lie down on my hand....I think she have some strange power and she feel when I have something to do...so I have just one hand..thanks Michelle...
But now the winner x°°D!
The winner is... :iconjustlovearts: WAAAH I'M HAPPY FOR YOU \T///7///T/!!
Now in max 24 hours justlovearts choose her favorite piffies and the other five will be put on sale,
OFFER TO ADOPT this time, something different I have think about the right way the last two days and I hope in this way people can offer the amount they want without "fight" with other directly ;;
(I excluded set price or AB because the last time they gone in few seconds ;_; ) the only thing : I have some problem accept/refuse o
MLP: NG Timeline= Birth = Death =Random Event
=Crush begins =Crush ends =Relationship begins =Relationship ends =Marriage
=Not Canon (but could happen)
Valiant Heart is born
Illusion is born
Red June is born
60 poses theme challengethis seems like a really awesome challenge and i think it will help me a lot now that i'm back into drawing! everyone should try this!!
60 Pose theme
For the artists who want to do pose practices and studies.
Try to draw full body.
Try different angles on each poses.
You may include environments around the characters, but keep the main focus on the character.
Fanart/Original art either is fine.
1~50 is One character, 51~60 is with Two characters.
7. Falling on the butt.
8. Holding the head
9. Sitting with legs crossed.
11. On their knees
12. Hugging their knees
13. Hands/Knees/Head on the ground(Deep apology pose).
16. Looking up
17. Laying on the back
18. Laying on the stomach
19. On tiptoes
20. Hands and Legs spread apart.
21. Arms crossed
22. Climbing up
23. Climbing down
365 Day drawing Challenge!So I've decided on doing a 365 day drawing challenge! I've compiled a list of 365 things (adjectives, ideas, verbs, etc.) and I will pick one at random every day. After a year, I will have 365 unique drawings!! I actually started yesterday, and I have to upload the pic. I did #35. If I remember, I will upload every pic I draw.
Update: If you'd like to use this list, please go right ahead and do so! My permission is not necessary, but any comments or credit to me would be greatly appreciated!
Here's my list. I will not be doing them in this order, I'll pick a random one each day. I'm so excited!
1. Draw one of your friends if they were the opposite sex
2. a tragedy
3. Create a new OC and draw their debut
4. a romance
7. draw one of your current OCs as detailed as possible
10. a self portrait
11. an advertisement
12. a collection of stick figures on post it notes (drawn by different friends)