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Anyone living in Korea?

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 2:07 AM
Oh no. I'm not going there just yet. I hope, soon. Perhaps my love is just there waiting for me :giggle:


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Hey guys, I was wondering if someone from my watchers and friends here are from Korea? Some of you know that I am a HUUUUGE Pokemon fan. I've been loving it since 3rd grade and I am 22 years old now and I'll still go head over heels for the franchise haha.

Apparently, there's an event happening there in Korea where in if you watch the Pokemon movie this movie 소원의 별 지라치 in Korea, you'll be given a code where you can redeem this little fella for your Pokemon XY Game:

Legendary Pokemon   Jirachi By Losseiscaminos-d72f by jcroxas

It's Jirachi and is one of my favorite Pokemons EVER!

However, I was also told about this: "I think a lot of the cinemas already closed the movie (since obviously it's not popular), but there maybe some cinemas that still show the movie!"

So perhaps, some of you from here have friends who have a spare Jirachi code(s) that they can give me or if you know someone who works at the cinema, with all those extra codes lying on the floor, then perhaps you can ask if you'll get 1 or some for me? XD 

Just a note: Jirachi is really raaaare. 

Thanks so much everyone! I hope someone from here can read this and will be able to help me. Let me know what you'd like in exchange for this request :'D

And if someone from here knows Sejun Park in real life, omg tell me I said HI to him :heart:



xoxo,
Jude:rose:




  • Mood: Joy
Hey everyone!

As some of you may know, I did a series of Artist interviews during our Project Educate Week along with my C&C partner alexandrasalas. I interviewed Dreamwork's animation Arthur Fong, Sony Pictures Animation Sam Kallis, a famous Thai CG artist and illustrator Victorior and a Brazilian author who is working as a leader for various successful comic projects FelipeCagno.

Crafting your Story: From Ideas to ExecutionCrafting your Story: From Ideas to Execution – An Interview with Felipe Cagno
FelipeCagno is a screenwriter and filmmaker from Brazil, who is also crafting his own comic project, The Lost Kids, with his amazing team. It’s really a pleasure and such an honor to have him for this interview and to share all his experiences with regards to his success in crafting his own stories and executing them into a feasible comic book project. With this interview, I am hoping that you will be able to get some ideas on how to turn your ideas into a reality while keeping things the most important things in mind.

Hello Felipe! First of all, thank you so much for giving us some of your time here on deviantART for this special interview for Project Educate
FelipeCagno: It’s absolutely my pleasure, thank you for thinking of me, I’m flattered.
Regarding the Lost Kids comic book mini series,
    Tips and Tricks on Successful Character CreationTips and Tricks on Successful Character Creation – An Interview with Wanchana “Victorior” Intrasombat
 
Wanchana “Victorior” Intrasombat is a very talented illustrator, focusing on cute, whimsical and very imaginative artworks from Thailand. He is also a very talented concept artist and he is also well known for his wonderful character designs. Currently, he is working as a 2D freelance concept artist, character designer and illustrator and has been an art director/visual developer for a Coca-Cola commercial in Thailand.
Again, I am much honored to have this great experience of having this amazing guy for Cartoons and Comics Project Educate Week. The interview will be all about his ideas on character design and creation, tips and tricks and on how to have successful illustrations by bringing your own characters to life.
Website | 
    From Opportunities to a Steady Wonderful Career 
Samantha “Sam” Kallis is a Visual Development Artist at Sony Pictures Animation (Specifically for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2). She is also a part of the 2012 Nick Artist Program for exciting show projects such as “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Monsters VS. Aliens”. By being such a young professional, she encountered many opportunities in the past that helped her in building such strong foundations in achieving so many great things today, not only in her career, but also with finding something that she loves to do in order to be truly happy. With such an amazing and inspirational woman as Sam Kallis, I am very honored to present her for this interview as she talks about how to have the courage, the determination and the passion in fulfilling your dreams in life.
Website | Facebook |
   Modern Day Cartoons: Insights with Arthur FongModern Day Cartoons: Insights with Arthur Fong


DeviantART community, I am very honored and very pleased to announce that for today, we will be having Arthur Fong, a visual development artist at DreamWorks Animation Studios. He is part of the team who made us giggle with The Croods and made us feel with so much awe in The Rise of the Guardians especially to all the Jack Frost Fans out there. The interview will be all about some insights on the modern day cartoons and to see how the persons behind the cartoon shows that we love work and how they put so much effort in making us smiles each time we watch such great movies and shows.
Website | Facebook
 © All images and artwork are copyrighted Arthur Fong
Images were grabbed from Arthur's website (with permission)


All of the interviews gathered a great number of readers and I am happy that they were all well accepted by the DeviantART community. And it's definitely worth trying to do more so as we get to know more insights and various experiences from the people who are continuously making various creative fields alive.

So before anything else, I would like to ask a few questions:

  • Are you interested for more Artist/Writer interviews such as the 4 articles above?
  • If yes, then any persons/groups that you wish/hope to be interviewed?
  • Any particular details, ideas, thoughts for the interview that you wish to be included?
  • Feel free to suggest artists/writers without DeviantART accounts too! We'll make way to contact them ;)
I do hope that I can get a positive response from the community regarding this as we go along and plan the necessary steps if ever we decide to continue this. I cannot do this alone so I definitely need your help in forming more concrete ideas and plans for the future.

Please share the word as well. I will truly appreciate it :heart:

Thanks so much guys! And looking forward to hearing many things from you.



xoxo,
Jude:rose:


  • Mood: Joy

Your happiest moment recently?

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 5:57 PM
So I really wanted to test out the new Comments feature here on dA and I thought of, "Why not make it unique as well?"

So yeah, I want to know what are your happy moments recently? Did you meet a new friend or did you meet a friend from ages ago? Did your crush smile at you? Or did you go to the mountains and felt peace and calmness within you?

There are a lot of things that can make us happy. They can be grand moments but happiness is also found even in the simplest of times. What matters most is that you felt it and made you feel whole :')

go go go, let us know :eager:


Be happy! :heart:


Jude:rose:

  • Mood: Joy

Game of Thrones

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:31 PM
How is everyone?

I will be going home tomorrow and will be spending the next of the days in my hometown just in time for my Mama's 60th Birthday and Papa's father's day! Hooray! I'm so excited :'D

Anyway, I hope I got your attention with my journal title. I am very much aware that many of you here are Game of Thrones fans. My friend houoh is joining in a Threadless contest and we will definitely appreciate any help! 

Here's my friend's final design and so your votes and shares will definitely help! 



Please let me know in the comments section of this journal if you voted. You can always share this journal to your watchers too! ;) Thanks so much and I hope you are all doing well.


Jude

Paypal

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 9:57 PM
So yeah, many artists are posting stuffs regarding paypal and thought of I could also use an extra help regarding my own account.

The card that is linked to my paypal account expired last month and I just had it renewed but the problem is that, it's still not activated (thanks to my ever trusty bank and their so called 'system upgrade', thousands of cards were affected since last week)

I do have an extra card though and i believe that I can still use it. However, i have some questions

When I add a new card, do I need to click "Add new bank" or the "Add new card" from my paypal account? I am not really sure as to how I should do it >_< I tried clicking the "Add new bank" but it only asked for my account number, bank name and ofcourse my name and that's it. Do they not need to know my card number or CVC code anymore? or or or,... i don't know :crying: Also, is the paypal 'verified' status connected to my account or is the status connected to my 'own card'? do i not need to verify my new card again?

Sorry if this is a bit confusing. I just don't know how to explain things well :/

but any help would be appreciated!

Also, I just need my paypal to withdraw and transfer my funds to my bank account. I don't buy stuffs with paypal if this helps! :)

With So Much Love II

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 6:35 AM


Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well :) I would like to take this opportunity to share my favorite deviations from last year. I really intend to share this before December ended, but due to my vacation and stuffs, I was not able to make it but told myself that I must, in any way, find a way to share these amazing deviations that caught my attention throughout 2013.

This is my second year end feature and you can check the first one here and help me revisit all those golden feelings that I felt after seeing those feature pieces.

And to quote:

This collection is not just an ordinary collection for me. Do you know the feeling whenever you see something and you'll immediately have an indescribable feeling just by looking at that thing? It happens rarely on my part and that's why, I need a collection so I can collect and check them from time to time so I will remember the great feelings whenever I see something that makes me smile :) (Smile) These artworks gave me some of my deepest feelings towards an artwork, mostly mixed: sadness, happiness, eager joy, etc. Name it, and we'll have it Heart

Or basically, these artworks struck me big time the moment I saw them for the first time.

I really want to thank everyone for journeying with me last year and I look forward for a more optimistic and awesome 2014 ahead of us!

AND NOW, LET THE PICTURES TELL THEIR STORIES TO YOU

 
comic - self reflection by chirart Story Of A Boy. by 89pixels  A Sunny Day - Cover by redsama



The pond near the linden tree by Kyendo
Little Chief by alchemaniac Inspiration... by Lehanan

mermaids lovers by AngeniaC

Mademoiselle Rose - Character design by nati

Tales of Beedle the Bard by julvett

Poi Poi by KaelNgu

Paper Planes by jinzilla

Mei Mei? by jinzilla Rescue by jinzilla


Wedding photos 3 by Pandaphobia First love by dorset
Aozora (Blue Sky) by CHESS-Studio So Long Old Friend by KatVanGent The Blue Ball Project by Cmotes

The Frog Prince by Alicechan Kohaku by Yaphleen

EXO-K - D.O by GetYourKrayon  EXO - Prince AU by AMSBT


The Journey Begins by daniellieske
House Gumball by MeTaa Never Let Me go 08 by Nesskain
Caught by BoozsheyFree!  Iwatobi Swim Club : Makoto Tachibana by Mistiqarts 
Backpack boy by Aka-Shiro


Winter walks by wchild
Nocturne Travel by ChencoIlufi
pay our respects by yukihomu
Autumn by fear-sAs
Cloudy Comic by orangecircle
Father's Footsteps by MarcoBucci
Dripping with Halloween - Black Light Makeup by KatieAlves

After the Rain by SaiyaGina
I Can't Paint by aartishinde 100 Faces - Newest to Oldest by Nyanfood

5 seconds hug by Bad-Blood



Reflecting Infinity by borda Smudgetool walkthrough by griffsnuff

Max by Murph3


WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE? LET ME KNOW DOWN BELOW :)

HELLO 2014!











Exploring Kalos: Add Me Up

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 8:57 PM
So I just bought Pokemon X though I am still unsure on how to use Friend codes, etc, I might as well share mine here so if you want to add me, then please do the favor (still don't know how :noes: im such a noob :B) and leave your codes here too if you want :meow:




Thank you and see you there!


#Stories4Ph

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 5:39 AM
We just launched a new project via Edgar.

Screenshot by jcroxas

  • Are you an artist offering commissions and some proceeds will go to an organization to help the victims? Share it!
  • Are you here in the Philippines who invited some friends and helped repacked goods? Share it!
  • Do you want to say something about climate change and how we can minimize these tragic experiences? Share it!
  • Do you wish to say anything as we bring along postivity, message of hope and encouragement to those who need it? Share it!
These are just some of the instances as to why we started this project. We hope to collect stories that we can use to rebuild hope, love, trust and optimism especially to those who are greatly affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.   

I do hope that you can help us gather stories because rest assured, these stories will eventually stay in our lives and will be forever here.

To know more about this project, click here


thanks so much for your time and I wish to read your stories there soon!


Love from the Philippines,
Jude:rose:


Poster Sizes Question: What is DIN?

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 12:31 AM
Im such a total newb. I tried googling for it but I can't find a single page where it tells me all about it.

What if you'll have a special project and you were ask to illustrate something and should be good for print in "DIN 0" poster, then what should be the dimensions for it? All i know that it's gonna be a big one, but yeah, what'll be the file dimensions? Any help will be appreciated :)

thanks guys!


5 years and counting

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:07 PM
Screen Shot 2013-10-03 at 11.58.23 AM by jcroxas

JUST THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WITH ME ON THIS JOURNEY. I LOVE YOU  :heart: rvmp 


Hipster Jude + Contest

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 13, 2013, 5:47 PM

I Love Mako Chan



Hai everyone c:

My hipster me just too over my personality. I joined in a contest and I hope that you'll help me advance to the final stage c: Here's my entry:

Live Your Dreams by jcroxas
it's supposed to be "live your dreams AND be with magic" :stare:

How to vote?

  • Go to this link
  • Scroll down and you'll see this button at the bottom of the edited picture and click it
Capture by jcroxas
  • You will be redirected in a new page and they will ask for your email address. Just type it in there and we are all set!

Thanks guys c:

Origami Challenge



Do you love or would you like to love origami? Trust me, it's soooo lovable! :heart: My friend and the adorable synconi is hosting a brand new origami challenge with the theme: Boldly fold as you've never folded before



Check it out here and be sure to fave it and spread it around + if you can join then it will be better! :la:

New Works


Check out my new works! :aww:

I'm Happy When I'm Hiking by jcroxas [nameless trainer] by jcroxas  



love y'all!


xoxo
Jude:rose:


Do you speak a language other than English?

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 31, 2013, 7:49 PM

I Love Mako Chan



Hello guys!

I have a special project that I'd like to start asap. :D

If you speak other languages other than English, can you please help me translate these?

  • Blinking Blocks (blinking as in blocks that flash many many rainbow colors [1 color at a time])
  • Paper Airplanes / Paper Planes
Just tell me in the comments the translation and what language you are using. thank you soooo much guys!!! :D

 If someone knows Japanese, please give me an idea on this :nod: but yeah, I am open to many many translations from different languages (French, German, Italian, Greek, Korean, Chinese, etc etc etc). thank you once again :aww:





Jude:rose::heart:


Hello!

Calling all geeks and all the techy guys out there :____:

I'll make this really short and quick. So the thing is, my hard drive is not responding. Though I can still see in the "Safely Remove" section on windows, my hard drive is not showing up on my Windows explorer. But when I checked the Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management, I saw this:

Hdd by jcroxas

So the status of my HDD is now UNALLOCATED and I really don't want to repartition this as I will definitely lose all my files.  I was able to still use this yesterday but after plugging it in in a Macbook Pro, i cannot access it anymore. We were able to do this without any problems before so I didn't have any "fear" of plugging it in a MAC laptop again. IDK if that was the reason, but it just happened that it was the case, so I am telling this as it might help us see the possibilities.

So my question is, is there any way to recover all my files? T___T like omg, I really need all those files :( I'm way too dead serious on how to fix this. I'll appreciate your help for this matter. Thanks a lot guys!

Also, my external hard drive is: Western Digital 

I havent checked this yet with my laptop as I am using my work station. But i am using Win 7.



Thanks guys! love y'all!


Thanks to everyone who participated on the mini contest :giggle:

Before I reveal the five true lies (ironic i know), let's take a look at the top "3 Lies" based from the answers of the participants.

  1. 13 out of 18 think that "I am an occasional smoker." is a lie.
  2. 9 out of 18 think that "I watch Barbie movies" is a lie.
  3. And sharing the 3rd place, some think that these are lies:
    • I've never been inside a Starbucks shop and never had the chance (not even once) to taste their coffee.
    • I had a recent fascination with men's handbags.
    • I was forced to dye my hair in grade school for a school play.
    • I was excited when I first donated blood.
Seriously people, you think that "I am 21 years old and I am not a virgin anymore." is true? :stare::lmao: For crying out loud! :lmao:


THE LIES


  1. I can Swim 
    • (Though I love the ocean, I cannot and do not know how to swim) :B
  2. I am 21 years old and I am not a virgin anymore 
    • (;p :eyes:)
  3. I am a huge Nutella fan and I think that it is the best spread in the whole world! :heart: 
    • (I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER THE MOST! HOORAH FOR PEANUT BUTTER! ONLY PEANUT BUTTER FOR LIFE!)
  4. I am an occasional smoker.
    • (I don't smoke and I dont drink. ;))
  5. I was forced to dye my hair in grade school for a school play.
    • (Naaaah. I will never allow that :B)

PixlPhantasy almost got everything correctly :XD:

A little on the truths, yes, I love the Ocean and i wanted to be a Marne Biologist and to prove the merpeople's existence. I met namenotrequired in a stopover in Amsterdam last year and 1 sidedly loved someone in college for 4 f*cking years! I was never admitted in a hostpital and never been into a Starbucks shop and never drank anything from the store. I AM AFRAID OF SPONGEBOB. was. i think still. but let's just say "WAS". and yeah, I watch Barbie movies. :B haha If you see me crying (as I am emotional in real life), you can give me a bed with many pillows and I will be super duper happy already! 8D

WINNERS




:spotlight-left: Epicninja117 and bd670816 :spotlight-right:

Thanks for participating! Winners will receive 150 :points: each :)




No More DD Suggestions please. As you can see, I am now back as a Senior Member so Id like to thank everyone for supporting me with my 10 months of stay as a Community Volunteer for the Cartoons and Comics gallery. In the meantime, send your suggestions to alexandrasalas until Moonbeam13 finds someone who can help Alex :)

Before I end this, Azzedar-san is selling a wonderful comic art book. If you are interested, please check this: 
Comic book is still availableI would like to say huge thank you for all pre-orders and advertisements *______* I'm sooo touched!!! You're all lovable, ahaha!!!  You still can order but there are only few books in stock. So pls do not miss the chance ^__^ 
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Do you remember stories of Wayfarers? Now the chance of order is available!! However it got a new title: The shine of the land. And what's this? This is a comic book with many happenings, sex and actions :iconleleleplz: It will be only printed in the next month with limited copies. IT WILL NEVER GET REPRINTED, so this is your only chance.
Trailer:
A half-elf warrior (Azzedar) and a drow rogue (Lunareth) become inseparable mate by a "curse" of talisman. Will they be able to bring the curse end or do they need to grow up to get their normal life back? It's a story with full of adventure, action and eroticism. &



Thanks everyone! Love you all.


Jude:rose:





EDIT: TODAY'S THE LAST DAY :la:

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mirz-alt posted this on twitter and I thought that this is fun:lol:

So I still have some spare points here so I thought of having this as a contest as well. XD This is just for fun! :la: 

Rules:


  • I will be posting 25 facts about me. But there's a catch. Only 20 things are the real "facts". Meaning, 5 out of 25 are lies.
  • Figure out which among the 25 items are the lies. Just give me the numbers in the comments section.
  • Deviants who will enumerate 5 lies in the comments below will be automatically included in the raffle. Answers with less than or more than 5 items will be disqualified
  • Only 1 comment  per person. However, you can talk to other players by replying to their comments :meow:
  • Once your guess is posted, I'll give you a number for the raffle.
  • Have fun!

Prizes:

  • In the event that a person can guess all the lies correctly, he/she will win 200 points (only one person can win this)! + 2 winners with 100 points each (via the raffle)
  • but if no one can guess  all the five lies, I will be giving 150 points each to two winners
  • winners will be chosen via the random.org
LET THE GAME BEGIN:
  1. I love the ocean.
  2. I can swim.
  3. My first trip abroad was last year and met a deviant friend during our stopover in their country in Europe.
  4. I one-sidedly loved someone in college for 4 years.
  5. I was never admitted in a hospital.
  6. I almost drowned and almost died once.
  7. I am 21 years old and I am not a virgin anymore.
  8. I've never been inside a Starbucks shop and never had the chance (not even once) to taste their coffee.
  9. I love K-pop and anime.
  10. I was afraid of Spongebob.
  11. One of my dreams is to become a Marine Biologist and to prove that mermaids do and still exist.
  12. I am a huge Nutella fan and I think that it is the best spread in the whole world! :heart:
  13. I won a silver medal in a national poetry writing competition in sixth grade.
  14. I have some pet fish at home.
  15. I am an occasional smoker.
  16. I think that I might be suffering from a sleep disorder called Sleep Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  17. I was excited when I first donated blood.
  18. I watch Barbie movies
  19. I still own a diary. (like a real diary)
  20. I had a recent fascination with men's handbags.
  21. You can make me happy if you give me a bed with MANY pillows!
  22. I was forced to dye my hair in grade school for a school play.
  23. I love Pokemon!
  24. I am a dramatic and emotional person in real life.
  25. I tried making a novel once.
Contest will end on Sunday Philippine time.

:giggle: Good luck! Here is Mirz's contest: mirz-alt.deviantart.com/journa…




Jude:rose:


I'll check your notes soon

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 6:43 PM
Hey guys!



Just a quick update: i had a limited internet access since last week and til August 2 so my apologies for not replying to your notes. I will however spend my day on Saturday checking everything and schedule ALL DDs on the same day.


Whipping my hair back and forth,
Jude




Hello! I'm back 8D

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 5:00 PM
So hey guys!

Sorry for my sudden hiatus. I was busy preparing for my requirements for a new job (yes, I'm gonna start working away from my room :dummy:) hehe

wish me luck everyone!

Also, I'll be checking my notes soon and will schedule DDs before I leave my place. Thanks for all the suggestions. Keep em coming! :eager:

Anime news:
I just finished watching Uta No Prince sama and heck it was really good. Free! started the other day and Brother's Conflict a day before Free's premiere episode. heck, so many bishies lately :iconnosebleedingplz:


Anyway, I miss you all! Hope all is well :aww:


Your DD Suggestions are important

Thu May 9, 2013, 11:11 PM
Hello guys. Just a quick update.

I've been very busy lately with lots of stuffs. I'm refreshing my animation notes and I've been studying again like crazy. 

Your Daily Deviations suggestions will then become very very important to me now because I don't have much time to browse deviantart like the way I used to before as I need to focus, focus and focus. Your DD Suggestions will help me help fill the DD Page with deviations from the Cartoons and Comics gallery and helping artists gain exposure.

So if you'll see something that you believe to be DD worthy, just shoot it to me via a note so I can check

Thanks guys! I'm still alive btw.



Much love,
Jude


The one on the left :iconnosebleedingplz:




It's been a great week!


To everyone, thank you so much for making the Cartoons and Comics Project Educate Week a success! We appreciate all your support, article views, comments and favorites. I hope you guys learned many things in the past 6 days. 

And many thanks to our lovely contributors who helped us a lot in making such wonderful articles for everyone :) Here's the recap of the articles from last week.

Articles, Features and Tips:



ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMIC

Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet. 


In this article,  I  would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.



 
WRITING
IDEAThere are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed.  To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
Imagination, Inspiration, and CurationAs deviants, we are serious about our craft, hobbyist or professional.  We study hard to become better at what we do. There are many great tutorials here and elsewhere on these kinds of craft based skills and techniques.  However, sometimes all that serious study and hard work gets in the way of our imagination.  Therefore, it is important to remember to establish a wonder filled mindset, actively seek out inspiration, and curate a library of inspiring content to reference in the future. This article explores some ways to do these three things, and I encourage you to comment and share even more tips on this for other deviants!
Inviting the Mind of a Child
“The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play.”-Albert Einstein
The biggest part of imagination is playing the part of Peter Pan.  You might be 99 or you might be 12, but it is often important to imagination to be in the head space of a 5-7 year old. I
On Comics by David NamenadNote: This article was made by the awesome namenad so be sure to check his gallery for more comic goodness.

Part I
My name is David and I've been making the comic strip "The DaneMen" for the last 7 years.
It is a strange comic strip.
No story. No dialogue. No characters. 
Stranger still, every single person in "The DaneMen" looks exactly the same.
Visit this gallery for examples.
This article is meant to briefly give you some advice about comics, and for me to feel self-important.
We are already off to a great start.
First, some quick advice:
1. Read Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.
2. Carry a small notebook with you everywhere.
3. Give yourself a deadline and keep to it.
4. Share your artwork with the world (probably via the Internet.)
5. Haters gonna hate.
That last one is more of a
 
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw        A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.
      Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
       But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
The Greatest Comic ArtistsComic world is filled with great amount of talented people. John Romita Jr., Frank Miller, Alex Ross, Mike Mignola, Frank Frazetta,  Bill Sienkiewicz are only few of hundreds of comic artists. In this article we're going to focus on few famous names who decided to join DeviantArt and share their wonderful work with us.
:iconadamhughes: AdamHughes
website: http://www.justsayah.com
Adam's journey with comics began in 1985. He's best known for his Wonder Woman and Catwoman covers, however he also worked on Justice League, Ghost, Tomb Raider, Star Wars Legacy, Batgirl and many other projects. He works with both- traditional and digital mediums and his renderings of super heroines are well known for all comic fans.
  
:iconalexgarner: AlexGarner
website: http://www.alexgarner.com/
Alex currently is a freelance artist but the list


Special Interviews:


Crafting your Story: From Ideas to ExecutionCrafting your Story: From Ideas to Execution – An Interview with Felipe Cagno
FelipeCagno is a screenwriter and filmmaker from Brazil, who is also crafting his own comic project, The Lost Kids, with his amazing team. It’s really a pleasure and such an honor to have him for this interview and to share all his experiences with regards to his success in crafting his own stories and executing them into a feasible comic book project. With this interview, I am hoping that you will be able to get some ideas on how to turn your ideas into a reality while keeping things the most important things in mind.

Hello Felipe! First of all, thank you so much for giving us some of your time here on deviantART for this special interview for Project Educate
FelipeCagno: It’s absolutely my pleasure, thank you for thinking of me, I’m flattered.
Regarding the Lost Kids comic book mini series,
Tips and Tricks on Successful Character CreationTips and Tricks on Successful Character Creation – An Interview with Wanchana “Victorior” Intrasombat
 
Wanchana “Victorior” Intrasombat is a very talented illustrator, focusing on cute, whimsical and very imaginative artworks from Thailand. He is also a very talented concept artist and he is also well known for his wonderful character designs. Currently, he is working as a 2D freelance concept artist, character designer and illustrator and has been an art director/visual developer for a Coca-Cola commercial in Thailand.
Again, I am much honored to have this great experience of having this amazing guy for Cartoons and Comics Project Educate Week. The interview will be all about his ideas on character design and creation, tips and tricks and on how to have successful illustrations by bringing your own characters to life.
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  Modern Day Cartoons: Insights with Arthur FongModern Day Cartoons: Insights with Arthur Fong


DeviantART community, I am very honored and very pleased to announce that for today, we will be having Arthur Fong, a visual development artist at DreamWorks Animation Studios. He is part of the team who made us giggle with The Croods and made us feel with so much awe in The Rise of the Guardians especially to all the Jack Frost Fans out there. The interview will be all about some insights on the modern day cartoons and to see how the persons behind the cartoon shows that we love work and how they put so much effort in making us smiles each time we watch such great movies and shows.
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 © All images and artwork are copyrighted Arthur Fong
Images were grabbed from Arthur's website (with permission)
From Opportunities to a Steady Wonderful Career 
Samantha “Sam” Kallis is a Visual Development Artist at Sony Pictures Animation (Specifically for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2). She is also a part of the 2012 Nick Artist Program for exciting show projects such as “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Monsters VS. Aliens”. By being such a young professional, she encountered many opportunities in the past that helped her in building such strong foundations in achieving so many great things today, not only in her career, but also with finding something that she loves to do in order to be truly happy. With such an amazing and inspirational woman as Sam Kallis, I am very honored to present her for this interview as she talks about how to have the courage, the determination and the passion in fulfilling your dreams in life.
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Also, we had a Caption Contest during this week and we are very pleased to announce the winners now:

:spotlight-left: First Place: Armonah :spotlight-right: 
"Her breath was so bad I was looking forward to her farts."
Armonah will receive a one year Premium Membership + 500 points

:spotlight-left: CV Picks :spotlight-right: 
jcroxas' pick: "Mini horse to man: Hey buddy! PSSST! Whatever you do, don't pass out or you'll end up like me."  

alexandrasalas's pick: "Is your breath always as bad as your fashion sense, or are you just trying to impress me?" 
the two winners will each receive 3-months Premium Membership


On behalf of the Cartoons and Comics PE Week team, thank you so much once again for helping us make this week successful! See you again soon! :wave::heart:









 


Samantha “Sam” Kallis is a Visual Development Artist at Sony Pictures Animation (Specifically for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2). She is also a part of the 2012 Nick Artist Program for exciting show projects such as “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Monsters VS. Aliens”. By being such a young professional, she encountered many opportunities in the past that helped her in building such strong foundations in achieving so many great things today, not only in her career, but also with finding something that she loves to do in order to be truly happy. With such an amazing and inspirational woman as Sam Kallis, I am very honored to present her for this interview as she talks about how to have the courage, the determination and the passion in fulfilling your dreams in life.

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 © All images and artwork are copyrighted Samantha Kallis

Images were grabbed from Sam's website (with permission)

 


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  • Hello Sam! It’s such a great honor to have you here for this interview. Much thanks for responding to our invitation as you share you wonderful experiences in life through this interview. 

 Sam KallisHi! Thank you for asking me to take part in Project Educate – I will try to make my answers as educational as possible!

 

  • By being successful, I’m sure that people have a whirlpool of experiences as they try to reach their dreams in life. Some may be sad experiences but there are funny experiences too! What were some of the sad and depressing and the most fun experience that you encountered in your life when you were just starting in making your dreams come true and how did you deal with them?

 Sam KallisThis is a difficult question for me because, as I look back, even my more depressing experiences seem colored by later successes. For example, even the disappointment of not being hired to work at a major studio upon graduating from Art Center seems less terrible now, because that experience taught me to persevere and trust myself. These are lessons I might not have internalized had I been met with immediate success. But, I suppose the two year period after I graduated of freelance work and rejection letters was fairly depressing – certainly I found freelance life very lonely. One of the ways I dealt with that was, I made myself a promise to keep a well-updated online sketch blog. Not only did the sketch blog hone my skills, keep me focused on drawing, and introduce me to new friends, but it also eventually led to the bulk of my freelance work. As far as the “most fun experiences I encountered” – well, drawing everyday for the sketch blog usually ended up in a fun experience!
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  • When an opportunity arises, some people might actually think about, “Oh maybe I should pass this time. I think I’m not good enough for this one.” or “There are better artists than me for this spot”. Are there any words of encouragement that you can give to some people who think that way? [or to “us” because I think that way most of the times too :P]

 Sam KallisEvery artist experiences self-doubt. It’s an inescapable part of being a working artist – but another inescapable part of making a living as an artist is developing a certain amount of business sense. Here I would like to quote the old saying especially popular in Hollywood: fake it ‘till you make it. By this I mean, have confidence in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will. I never turned down a job because I didn’t feel like I was good enough. I have always trusted that I will be able to figure it out. Everyday in my job, I am asked to paint things I’ve never painted before or have no idea how to even begin to paint. That’s the wonderful and terrifying thing about being an artist – every project is a new puzzle to work out, and no two jobs are the same. There is no instructions manual for being an artist – every job requires new adaptations. It’s a little scary, but it’s never boring.
Don’t worry if there are “better artists for the job” – whoever hired you chose you – they had faith in you, so you should too. Just do as best a job as you can – work hard – you never truly know what you can do until you push yourself. The worst thing would not be getting fired, but rather, to miss out on a wonderful experience because you were too afraid to even try.
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  • Can you tell us more about your experiences with the Nick Artist Program? Were you scared or nervous when you applied? What pushed you to continue your application and how did everything turn out after the fellowship?

 Sam KallisThe Nick Artist Program was one of the best experiences I had as an artist after college. It really is a unique opportunity – I got to work on “SpongeBob SquarePants,” which was amazing because it’s one of the last shows still on TV that paints their backgrounds by hand with actual acrylic paint; and I also worked on their new show “Monsters vs. Aliens,” based on the Dreamworks movie of the same name. I was mentored by some of the most talented artists in the business; and the Nickelodeon campus is truly one of the best places to work… And did I mention it was a paid fellowship? So, yes, it was quite magical!
I was definitely nervous when I applied, but I also had been working really hard in the two years since college on a number of really exciting projects, so I definitely also felt very ready for the job. I knew that my portfolio had never looked better, and I also knew that I was ready for the rigorous television schedule. I was very nervous, but I also felt confident.
After the fellowship, I left Nickelodeon to work on the feature film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” for Sony Pictures Animation as a visual development artist, and I absolutely love going to work everyday!   

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  • Your ADVENTURE! Timelapse Art for Art Attack! Soul Pancake is very inspirational. Not only that we were able to know how you work, but you even mentioned about the importance of Adventure in the life of an artist. Again, why do you think that being adventurous is important? And what is the most exciting adventure that you encountered as an artist?

 Sam KallisWell, I’ve always believed, and I said in the video, that the life you lead informs the art you make. If you don’t have any experiences to draw from in your mental library of memories… then it is my opinion that your art will, in turn, be a little life-less. Now, when I say adventure, I don’t mean you need to go sail across an ocean or anything – a road trip would suffice! Or even an adventure in your everyday life – make a new friend, try a new restaurant, sign up for a class! As for me, as cheesy as it sounds, the greatest adventure I’ve had so far has been falling in love – but that’s a whole other story!
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  • What are some of the most memorable opportunities that you grabbed before that helped you a lot in getting such significant experiences that you need to have a steady and wonderful artistic career?

Sam KallisI’m not sure if it’s an opportunity, but definitely going to conventions like CTN or ComicCon have been memorable… They helped me form lasting friendships that eventually lead to jobs. I think the best thing you can do for yourself as an artist is to get out of your studio, go outside, and make some friends! So many artists today don’t realize that the biggest factor in getting work, other than your skill, is networking (sometimes it’s an even bigger factor than skill, unfortunately).
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  • What are some of the philosophies in life that you keep in heart and mind that you think can also play a significant role in the lives of the artists who are reading this interview now?
 Sam KallisWhenever I was feeling “down” or in a rut, my mom would always say I needed to find a way to “shake up the universe.” This could be a big change or a small change, or maybe just a shift in perspective, but it had to be something to shake the dust off your life. This philosophy definitely served me well as an artist. When I was feeling depressed about not having my dream job in a big studio, my mom suggested I move out to where the studios were anyway – even without the job. This change of pace (or rather, place) was exactly the motivation I needed. Somehow being in the shadow of Disney’s giant hat building and Nick’s slime gate inspired me to keep chasing my dreams.
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  • What are the things that you usually do to keep your creative juices flowing? 

 Sam KallisI’m going to sound like a broken record, but usually the thing that best shakes me out of a creative slump is to go outside and find a new thing to experience. When my fiancé and I first started dating, we made this (really) long list of things to do in Los Angeles. Even though both of us grew up here, there was still so much the city had to offer that we hadn’t seen or done. We try and do at least one thing from the list on the weekends. It’s been over two years and we still haven’t crossed everything off the list! The one other thing I will say, is that I have found that looking at other animation or cartoons does NOT work in getting me out of a rut. I end up just reproducing what other people have drawn. I think this is why my favorite artists are usually people who make art that looks nothing like mine.

 

  • How does it feel to work in a very big animation studio and to help produce such great animated movies/shorts/shows that help many people to be always young at heart?

 Sam KallisIn short – I feel blessed. I truly have no complaints; everyday I am paid do what I love, and everyday I am surrounded by talented, kind and brilliant people.

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  • Are there any things that you wish to tell before we end this interview?

 Sam KallisI’d like to share a quote by artist Gary Panter – the quote is regarding art and style, but I think it also says something about growing up in general… “Don’t worry about a style. It will creep up on you and eventually you will have to undo it in order to go further. Be like a river and accept everything.”