The Disgruntled Gecko
happyd00dle:

kniteoftheoldcode:

solarsweeps:

People don’t always know the right way to talk to artists … so I made a guide. There’s a lot more I could have added, but these are the basics.
Some artists will draw your OC for free, but make sure that they are okay with doing that before asking. Otherwise, you’re being rude.

Seriously, don’t put yourself down to compliment others. That just puts them in an awkward position and stunts the goodness of yourself as well.

This is super important because I have received a lot of negative compliments.
NEVER say “I’ll never be as good as you”

All that being said, I’m havin’ a tough time envisioning that third compliment in context - maybe it’s just hard for me to imagine goin’ up to someone and sayin’ somethin’ along those lines. Maybe I’d just be a bit embarrassed to just go up and say to someone like Sandra or some-such, “You’re so damn cool, I wanna’ hang with you” without sounding so GUH.

happyd00dle:

kniteoftheoldcode:

solarsweeps:

People don’t always know the right way to talk to artists … so I made a guide. There’s a lot more I could have added, but these are the basics.

Some artists will draw your OC for free, but make sure that they are okay with doing that before asking. Otherwise, you’re being rude.

Seriously, don’t put yourself down to compliment others. That just puts them in an awkward position and stunts the goodness of yourself as well.

This is super important because I have received a lot of negative compliments.

NEVER say “I’ll never be as good as you”

All that being said, I’m havin’ a tough time envisioning that third compliment in context - maybe it’s just hard for me to imagine goin’ up to someone and sayin’ somethin’ along those lines. Maybe I’d just be a bit embarrassed to just go up and say to someone like Sandra or some-such, “You’re so damn cool, I wanna’ hang with you” without sounding so GUH.

odditiesoflife:

10 of the Most Majestic Caves in the World

  1. Ice Cave Near The Mutnovsky Volcano, Russia - Ice caves like these form in the glaciers surrounding the Mutnovsky Volcano in Russia. Some of them are formed by vents that release volcanic heat and gases called fumaroles. (photo by Florian Wizorek)
  2. Glowworms Cave, New Zealand - The Waitomo glowworm caves are home to a unique insect – the glowworm. These insects hang glistening silken strands from the ceiling of the cave and glow to attract unsuspecting prey. (photo by waitomo.com)
  3. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam - This is the largest currently known cave in the world. It is filled with countless wonders including isolated ecosystems, weather systems and geological formations. (photo by National Geographic)
  4. Batu Caves, Malaysia - These caves have been used by English and Chinese settlers as well as the indigenous Temuan people. The bat guano in the cave was mined for agricultural purposes, but now the cave is filled with statues and is open to visitors. (photo by Danny Xeero)
  5. Marble Caves, Patagonia - Theses caves are known for the spectacular reflections that the turquoise water casts on the white marble ceiling of the cave. They are also called the Marble Cathedral because of their beautiful and arching forms. (photo by kellywhite)
  6. Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand - This cave was historically a popular visiting place for local kings because of the illumination provided by the collapsed roofs. The pavilion in the center was built for the visit of King Chulalongkorn in 1890. (photo by Wasitpol Unchanakorrakit)
  7. Ellison’s Cave, United States - This photograph is of the Fantastic Cave pit, part of Ellison’s Cave in the state of Georgia. It is a popular attraction for pit cavers – those who enjoy rappelling down vertical subterranean drops. (photo by secondglobe.com)
  8. Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland - This cave is located in the largest glacier in Europe. Caves like these form due to melting glacial icewater, but they can be dangerous because glaciers are constantly breaking and changing. (photo by Einar Runar Sigurdson)
  9. Cave in Algarve, Portugal - Due to its location, the cave is prone to various seaside formations because of the rock face’s relative solubility in water. This specific cave near Lagos is accessible only by water. (photo by Bruno Carlos)
  10. Reed Flute Cave, China - The Reed Flute Cave in Guangxi, China has been visited by tourists for at least 1200 years. The cave is home to a spectacular array of stalagmites and stalactites. It is named for the reeds that grow at its mouth, which can be made into flutes. (photo by Pasquale di Pilato)

thorhugs:

compactcarl:

egriz:

im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

mangneto:

my take on an older super milk chan

with peacock alternate

mmmmMMMMMMMMYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

Old or not, this is great.

tgweaver:

When I was very young, still in early elementary school probably, I was reading The Far Side, which is a fantastic comic. And I stumbled upon this one.
I paused for a long time on this page. Something about it stirred in me. It was surreal. I knew of the alien xenomorphs already, the vicious inhuman monsters. And yet here they were, having Thanksgiving Dinner. That was the joke, but it made child me realize something I had only considered before in the faint recesses of my mind. I had always liked monstrous characters. Villains always seemed to be cooler than the heroes, at least visually. And monsters were cool. But that’s all they ever were, evil villains and mindless monsters. The story could never be about them. We had to settle in design and setting. And then I saw this.
Doors opened for me. It painted out an idea I had always fumbled with, nebulously, but could never pinpoint. And here it was: Alien family dinners.
Now cut forward to the present day and here I am drawing Kobolds having tea parties, gnolls going on adventures, beholders making fruit salads, and whatever the hell Muschio is. It influenced my entire style to come. Monsters were cool. And now they could play some part out of role, have some influence beyond just being the thing guarding some cave the hero needs to enter. Hell, even the context of the joke is familiar, and one I’ve drawn more than once thematically.
In fact, the argument could be made that The Far Side influence me in a lot of other ways too
But perhaps we should leave it at that

Let’s give a big ‘Wahooooo!’ to Mr. Gary Larson, folks!

tgweaver:

When I was very young, still in early elementary school probably, I was reading The Far Side, which is a fantastic comic. And I stumbled upon this one.

I paused for a long time on this page. Something about it stirred in me. It was surreal. I knew of the alien xenomorphs already, the vicious inhuman monsters. And yet here they were, having Thanksgiving Dinner. That was the joke, but it made child me realize something I had only considered before in the faint recesses of my mind.
I had always liked monstrous characters. Villains always seemed to be cooler than the heroes, at least visually. And monsters were cool. But that’s all they ever were, evil villains and mindless monsters. The story could never be about them. We had to settle in design and setting. And then I saw this.

Doors opened for me. It painted out an idea I had always fumbled with, nebulously, but could never pinpoint. And here it was: Alien family dinners.

Now cut forward to the present day and here I am drawing Kobolds having tea parties, gnolls going on adventures, beholders making fruit salads, and whatever the hell Muschio is. It influenced my entire style to come. Monsters were cool. And now they could play some part out of role, have some influence beyond just being the thing guarding some cave the hero needs to enter. Hell, even the context of the joke is familiar, and one I’ve drawn more than once thematically.

In fact, the argument could be made that The Far Side influence me in a lot of other ways too


But perhaps we should leave it at that

Let’s give a big ‘Wahooooo!’ to Mr. Gary Larson, folks!

anthonyholden:

Real life conversation with my soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter.

I am a wimp when it comes to pretending.

Me and my friends all agree we would be the proudest parents ever if something like this happened.

Now if we only had kids…

barkentin:

MOON CRYSTAL POWER MAKEUP!

crazysunshineoverdrive:

orioto:

It’s here, #Sonic2 fresco for SALE, and for ONE MONTH, until the 26th of November!!

Also the first Sonic has a fresco too, and it’s available exceptionally for the same period! HERE!

SOLD

gadworks:

harpollo:

Attack of the 50-Foot Hero

A young monster is inspired to become a superhero, but discovers there’s just one problem with his plan — and it isn’t a little one.

Created at Laguna College of Art & Design’s summer Animation Master Class 2012 under the supervision of Eric Goldberg.

I’m very proud of my friends that worked on this film, it turned out fantastic!

Here’s the whole film that I showed a clip of yesterday. Im happy to see that it’s online and that that a lotta people are digging it. Everyone on the project did a great job and this film helped them get noticed and find jobs, even before it was widely released. It was really a great experience. Ill post more of what I did on this cartoon in the next few days.

Ffffff this is the best oh mah gerd

o-8:

Here are some drawings I did for zferolie, one of our Divinity contributors from the SG IGG campaign @A@/

A few of these were back at Evo 2013 and a couple afterwards.

1.) Mikasa vs. a gigan - started this one at Evo, but couldn’t finish it on time. Completed it later on computer, kinda went into more detail as a result, I suppose XD/

2.) Marie and Patricia, and Annie and Sagan incognito

3.) Izuna for his friend.

You can check out his tumblr here: http://zferolie.tumblr.com/

and his DA here: http://zferolie.deviantart.com/

Wait wait is that really pre-cyborg Patricia because OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD