Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thou Shalt Lol

Sephiramy I will tell God
Sephiramy Well gee
Sephiramy Sorry for believing so deeply in that thing you made, guy
Sephiramy That was my mistake
Sephiramy Because you CAN'T CREATE FOR SHIT then I will actively troll him from hell
delya LOL
Sephiramy LOL GUUD JOB ON UR MARY SUE MAN CREATION GOOD ONE DAT WAS
delya I'M TROLLIN GOD
delya HAHAHA
delya DOES UR PPL SPARKL IN SUN?
Sephiramy YOU MADE DEM IN UR IMAGE DAT SO LAEM U LAME GOD CANT U CUM UP WIT NUTTIN ORIGINAL U MAEK ALL DESE GREAT BACKGROUND ANIMALS DEN MAKE MAN CENTER STAGE CUZ DEY SHARE UR PRINCIPLE DAT LAEM
Sephiramy LMAO
delya IS PPL UR AVATAR OR SUMTHIN
Sephiramy Hahahaha
delya U SUK
delya MINE IZ A PURPL WOLF
Sephiramy Then God would blog about it
delya WITH RAINBOW HAIRS
delya IS BETER
delya dude
delya I wonder if anyone has made a blog for god
Sephiramy "i'm so over it. i have lots of fans. where are your fans Sephiramy and delya? o yeah all of your fans are in hell with you. great job." then the ass kissery could begin in comments
delya HAHAHAHAHA
delya jees gawd u so lulzy
Sephiramy naaah u lulzy haha
Sephiramy Then one random person would be like
Sephiramy DON'T LISTEN GOD JESUS IS THE BEST CHARACTER EVER CREATED
delya HAHAHAHA
Sephiramy and God would be all KIRIBAN AT 1 BILLION SAVED
delya HAHAHAHAHAHA
Selenedragon LOLOLOL HEY GOD HOW MANY BBYS UR RAPTOR SON KILLED NAO?
* delya dies
Sephiramy LMAO
* delya dies for your lulz
Sephiramy LLMAAOOO
Selenedragon Better to troll in Hell than to fap in heaven.
delya FFFFFFFFFFF

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wheeee~

I haven't had this much fun working on a comic in... ever.

Thank you Chance and Bilious for rekindling my love for visual storytelling. <3

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm a fucking PALADIN

Been WoWing it up with my scroll of resurrection free play time courtesy miss Amber Neely. Also got a prepaid two month game card which I've yet to activate. Think I'm gonna save that for after round one of Deviant Dead (assuming we get in, that is.)

Anyway, I'm playing a Draenai Paladin. Currently lvl 32. Not bad considering I've only been playing off and on for a week. This game is a lot easier the second time 'round. Server is Parenhold on PvE (Normal) play.

Anyway, stupid screenshot time yay!


I decided to be a beautiful lady for Halloween:


A tree and a penguin on the beach. Best disguise ever? I think so.


I'm so easily distracted by the dumbest shit.


Yeah, that's right. I got a Sinister Squashling. Bow to me, nerd.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

HOW TO GET POPULARS ON DevART

If there's one thing that bugs the snot out of me on dA, it's when people note me/comment asking "HOW DO I GET MORE ATTENTION?" or "WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?" Like gaining popularity on an internet site is going to somehow make you a better artist, land you a million jobs, and give you all the friends in the world.

So, for those who do believe deviantART is the way to get love, then follow these simple rules and you'll be rollin' in the pageviews in no time!



1) Most people on this site are egotistical. If you go and rub their nuts, they'll rub yours. Aka: Leave lots of OMG I LOVE YOUR ART <3333 comments everywhere and you're bound to get some more attention on your site.

2) Fanart and anime sell like hotcakes. The vast majority of the time, you will NOT get noticed here unless you draw fanart and anime. All the time.

3) If step 2 isn't for you, then you have to befriend lots of people who DO draw fanart and anime all the time.

4) You stay active on this website for a very. long. time. Years upon years.

5) You get lucky and somehow manage to gain a following despite not really trying any of steps 1-4. That's what happened to me. Just luck.

6) This is the most important step: Don't care how many people watch you or comment on your work and just HAVE FUN. Seems the more fun you're having, the more people will be drawn to you.



I've been a fully active member of dA for over seven years. I've seen it all. You can trust me on this. ;0

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Okay I LIED

When I said I was "REALLY getting into" the comic, that was short lived. In complete honesty, I was never really sure just how Curiah City would function as a comic/graphic novel to begin with. It's so spread out that it'd take more than a lifetime for me to draw the whole thing. I love the characters, they're my most prized possessions- and their stories keep me drawing. However, comic art and me never really got along.

See, ever since I was a little kid I've always wanted to be an animator. Walt Disney, though he was a douche, has been my idol all my life. While I may prefer the actual drawing and animation style of other artists such as Don Bluth and Chris Sanders, Disney has created an empire based on his imagination and it was his animation that got him there.

I've never taken an animation course- no, an ART class- in my life. Everything I know, I taught myself over the last 20 years. Nobody taught me how to use pencils, markers, a tablet, or photoshop. I did really want to go to animation college, but I could never afford it and my family wasn't all that supportive of my career choice. Guess I don't blame them, I'm the only person in the family who's ever been interested in drawing cartoons. It's unexplored territory to them.

Regardless, I worked my ass off (and still do work my ass off) improving, learning, drawing. I have some professional work under my belt, my biggest project is to come later in the year- concept art for a theatrical release. Real studio work. I'm quite exciting for it even though it'll be in Los Angeles, my least favorite city ever.

Okay I'm getting off track a bit, all I wanted to say is that if ANYTHING is to come of Curiah City- it's a videogame or a film series. This may sound egotistical, but comic art doesn't do it justice.

Here's hoping~

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Proof

THIS IS A LINK

If anyone out there needs more proof that favorites and pageviews on deviantART do NOT mean you're a great artist, here you go.

=D

Rockin' the Suburbs

I'm not enjoying this new job as much as I should be. Working for a client on a long-term project is far more stressful and difficult than working on small freelance commission pieces. I always feel like I'm not going anywhere with it, I'm stuck fixing problems that should have been figured out from the beginning. It's pretty lame. Blagh.

As for the comic, I'm REALLY getting back into it. However I don't have as much time to work on it now. So this is just all kinds of lame. >8| The first three chapters are plotted out. Things will tie together as it goes, trust me. The story will seem jumbled and wtf at first, but it all falls into place. I'm meticulous with my plot devices and I hate to leave any plot holes.

I'M ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS
JUST LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON DID
EXCEPT THAT HE WAS TALENTED

Preview:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Learn to Fly

I turn 24 in 3 months. I haven't had a real birthday celebration in three years. Hell, I only ever get maybe two gifts. Not that I'm complaining, I'm very grateful for those who remember. I just sometimes wish more people would.

It's cold and I'm getting goosebumps on my arms. There is no hair on my arms, but I'm getting goosebumps. It is the weirdest looking thing. Looks like I have some kind of horrible rash or skin condition. So gross, yet still pretty funny.

There is a lot of shit on my mind. Most of it is too personal/business related to get into detail about. But it's there.

I really miss being a kid. I didn't take advantage of it at the time. I was very quiet, very awkward. Lived in a redwood forest with nobody around I could just hang out with. Spent a lot of time alone, entertaining myself. I blame my artistic sense on that forced reclusive nature. I had nothing better to do than draw and create. I both love and hate it.

Ever since I lost my best online friend (not by death, by life), I've been trying to make new friends online. It's difficult for me. I'm not as easy going and outward as some. I often feel I come off as a jackass or just plain creepy. It's really not helpful when I'm ignored so often by those I love.

Erik is working constantly now. I hardly get to see him, and when I do it's while he's working.

I feel the only solace I can take is in music right now. I can't talk about my problems with friends. I feel I'm just bothering them. Apparently that's why I lost my other friend. I was a bother. Oh bother.

Growing up sucks balls.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Joy

I like being able to draw cutesy things again.





Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jimmy Killem

It's not often that I take screenshots of an image as I work on it, so I thought I'd share in this blog. All of the sketching and painting were done in OpenCanvas 1.1, a single layer. Post work done in PhotoShop. Image size: 4000 x 4000 pixels, 45.7 MB.

Click an image to view larger version.

Initial sketch:


















End of OpenCanvas painting:


Just so you get an idea of how large the image is physically, here's a 100% rez screencap during PhotoShop postwork:


And the final image:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yay

I have awesome friends.


:)


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MAN

There is SO MUCH I want to do, but I know I will never accomplish all of it. Priorities a) Comic b) Band. Seeing as I know almost nobody in the area who plays music, I guess Priority a) is more likely to happen.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Scanners

Anyone noticed how DAMN HARD it is to find scanners nowadays? I mean, just a plain ol' scanner. None of this 3-in-1 printer, scanner, fax machine bullshit. Well, it is hard. Luckily my boyfriend and roomate found a newer version of my old scanner at Office Depot. It was on sale. Yay! No more blurry lines and slow scan time.



I need to stop forgetting this blog exists. Really, I do.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Shine On

Two Neils inspired me to make a blog.

1st Neil: http://neilando.blogspot.com/ <-- this dude. Not only is he constantly upbeat and fun to talk to, but we can snap music back and forth and it's so groovy good. He sent me this song called "Shining On" by Big D & The Kids Table. Hear it here: Link

As a few people who snoop around me may know, I've been going through some tough shit lately. Medical stuff, emotional stuff, friend stuff, generally life likes to toss me around a bit. Yeah, everyone gets tossed around. I know. Somehow, this song just totally lit up my mood. It's amazing how much effect music has on my mood, but I can never get enough of that upbeat love life sound.


2nd Neil: Someone I was never a fan of, not that I dislike him, but I just never cared one way or another. Neil Gaiman. His own blog post here: Link

Sometimes life just feels way too complex. Negative things popping up all around. When you pause to enjoy the moment, well... those feelings tend to just float away. I forget that a lot nowadays, so it's nice to have a reminder every so often to keep me in check.




Thanks guys. <3