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~