Zero Sketchbook preorders for June onwards are now open!
Order details here: http://naniiebimhbd.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/zero-sketchbook-order-info.html
Book details: 200 page black and white hardcover book, matte cover with uv details. Turquoise head and tail bands, numbered and signed, LIMITED TO 250 COPIES. Full of my line artwork from 2008-2012 sections on Fanart, original, comic and Mephistos work.
Please check out convention list here for possible pick-ups. Online postal orders are open also for June sending.
I have one copy of the ZERO sketchbook with limited edition print available as a prize draw to be announced on June 10th [posting finishes on June 9th 11.59 GMT]
To be eligible, please reblog this post, sorry, not just like, but REBLOG please! ^^ [You’ll be eligible only once] and have your ask box open so I can contact you.
I will choose one person randomly out of the list and contact you via askbox. If I have no reply within 24 hours, I’ll will have to chose someone else from the list. [Yes, I’ll post internationally!]
Thank you so much to everyone who has ordered, preordered and helped me with reblogs and likes so far on this project! @-@
Ok, I gave in because a chance to win a copy of this is just too good.
What are studios looking for? How can I get into a good animation school? What should I be studying?
I get a lot of these types of questions now and again, and I never know how to answer them. I can’t be sure of what studios are looking for, I don’t control admissions policies to schools, and I have little idea what makes for a current and relevant curriculum. There are a lot of variables in your bid for a career in animation, and it’s kind of impossible to control most of them. You must be crazy to want this job!
I find it helpful to focus on the things I can control. Among those things are your study habits and how you spend your personal time. It’s good to work hard and have goals—without them we would get nowhere. Study hard and make decisive strides towards achieving your art goals. But in the heat of that pursuit, don’t forget to go out and live your life!
If you spend any amount of time looking at artists online, you’ve probably figured out by now that there are about a million dudes and dudettes in internetville who draw better than you (I relive this realization daily). Once your have done your best to rise to their level, the only tool you have to compete with these crazy talents is your background, your personal character—is you!
Consider developing your whole self with the same raw focus and intensity that you develop a particular skill set. Get focused. Go out, have adventures. Run, jump, skin your knee, fall in love, root loudly for the away team at a baseball game, barely escape a crash of stampeding rhinos, live to see another day. Experience things big and small. Go for a walk. The world is full of wonders.
I know this advice is not particularly animation-specific, but maybe that’s for the best. At any rate, it is something I feel strongly about. Animation is great, and there are few things that I enjoy doing more than drawing and storytelling. But in order to have stories to tell, first you have to live them.
Be good, and see you soon!
PS, if you were looking for advice on draftsmanship you should probably be reading this.
Great advice from the extremely talented Anthony Holden.
I haven’t been interested in Final Fantasy for at least the last 4 or 5 games. If it looked like this though… I’d be all over that game.
Check out Renart, y’all. And remember how much you love Final Fantasy.
oh man this is good.
When I’m not thinking about comics, I’m doing crazy things on bikes.
Come play with us this saturday!
This is a short story I wrote for Handout Comics #3. It’s based off of a dream that my roommate described to me.
A rad comic drawn by my comics-master-mind-friend Carter!
The Summer of Battling Boy Give-Away!
BATTLING BOY POSTERS!
First Second has trusted me to run a series of give-aways and one contest between May and Battling Boy’s release in October. This means you will have a few chances to win posters, prints, galleys (advance reader’s copies of the book) among other things.
For May, I’m giving away a few Battling Boy posters!
Rules and Guidelines:
1. Like or reblog this post and encourage your followers to do the same. The more your name is in the notes to this post the higher your chances of winning.
2. Make sure you follow Destroy Comics. This is not necessary to winning, but if I decide to check if the winner is following the blog, it will influence my decision.
3. You have two weeks.
Winners will be selected randomly and contacted on May 20th.
I don’t usually… But I’ll reblog for Pope.
My Imaginary Friend
You guys know I have a bunch of kids right? (here’s two of the five) I do, and they go to the elementary school down the street. This school has a bunch of old PC’s that are crashing all the time, and because of budget cuts they can’t afford to replace them.
So, they’re holding a fund raiser to buy new Macs, and I’m doing my part by selling ART!
It’s simple: BUY ART = KIDS GET NEW COMPUTERS!!!
There’s two ways you can help:
The auction closes in 5 days, and for the next week all prints sold will go to directly funding the new computer lab.
Also, if you buy a print or the original drawing you’ll also get an original hand drawn picture by one of my kids, plus a thank you note! (How cute is that?)
If you want to pass on supporting right now it’s totally understandable, but could I ask you to at least reblog or share the link with a friend?
Thanks for your help!
Jake is awesome and kids are awesome.
An experimental painting for Chris’s class.
acrylic, ink, digital
Year One Page Thirteen
Year One Page Twelve
Year One Page Eleven
Year One Page Ten
I’m getting over a cold, so this is an appropriate one. I’m a few days behind, but I’ll catch up, I promise.
Year One Page Nine
old cigarette boxes are pretty cool actually.
BUT DON’T LET THAT FOOL YOU
also, if you do smoke, I hope you don’t smoke ‘Hitlers’ :-)