Anonymous asked
Would we ever see a Steven Universe video game???

mc-burnett:

Maybe!  That’d be pretty cool.  What kind of game would people want to see?  RPG?  Platformer?  Flight-sim?

My money would be on a fighting game. Gem power special attacks, anyone? Gem fusion finishing moves?

Chainsaw Richard Poster V1 by MaxGraphix
Its time for another exciting Fan Art Friday!
Chainsaw Richard came out on July 17th on Cartoon Hangover, and I had to pay tribute to this awesome cartoon. Here, Ramses has cast himself as the movie hero Chainsaw Richard in order to stop the spider queen and save the cinema.
Be sure to follow me to see more Fan Art and original work from me in the future! - Max (DoomToons)

Chainsaw Richard Poster V1 by MaxGraphix

Its time for another exciting Fan Art Friday!

Chainsaw Richard came out on July 17th on Cartoon Hangover, and I had to pay tribute to this awesome cartoon.
Here, Ramses has cast himself as the movie hero Chainsaw Richard in order to stop the spider queen and save the cinema.

Be sure to follow me to see more Fan Art and original work from me in the future!
- Max (DoomToons)

Surfer by MaxGraphix
Summer’s at its peak! Hope everyone’s enjoying the nice weather.

Surfer by MaxGraphix

Summer’s at its peak! Hope everyone’s enjoying the nice weather.

On Sketchbooks

victoriaying:

I got into a conversation with someone on Twitter about Sketchbooks and how to work in them.


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Personally I’ve got a long and fraught history with Sketchbooks and like many difficult relationships in my life, it took years to finally get to a place where the…

Though the lesson is nice, I feel like it still perpetuates a wholly unrealistic and unhealthy view of sketchbooks that I never quite understood. They have this attitude in the art department at my college as well. Its the idea that a sketchbook is somehow a collection of pristine and finished work to be viewed much like a free form novel.

This idea disgusts me. Maybe its just because I’m a digital artist, so any work that I do like is scanned and drawn over or put into a larger composition. Maybe its because I’m a character designer. But that is NOT how I use my sketchbook, and if I did I would be much worse as an artist than I am now.

Artists who work with pencil and paper need to learn to be loose and unattached. As a character designer, I try dozens of ideas and combinations of features before I come up with anything worth drawing carefully. My sketchbook is not a portfolio to show to companies and clients and friends. Its my scratch paper, my place to improve by making mistakes. If I was expected to make something professional and refined every time I touched pencil to paper, I would be wasting hours on crap concepts and learning almost nothing. The reason sketchbooks are bound is not so they can be presented as a cohesive whole. They’re bound so its easy to carry them with you and store them. I already have a box in my room that holds all the drawings I’ve torn out for scanning. To work exclusively loose leaf would make organization hell.

I think a lot of this confusion comes from the fact that many freelance artists sell their “sketchbooks”. These, of course, are carefully assembled portfolio books that don’t resemble the artists actual working sketchbook at all. They’re collections of sketch dailies and any other work that was small or not part of a complete composition, but rarely anything that was genuinely “rough”. Each “sketch” was hand picked and reassembled digitally for a pleasing composition. Its a small fraction of their work, don’t compare it to the whole of yours.

Just ditch the attitude that you’re not aloud a place to work without scrutiny. Make a thousand crappy drawings for yourself. Show the world the handful that come out right.

I would undoubtedly redo the pose, but I got the gist of her down quickly.
An evil Canadian mountie tasked with hunting down mystical artifacts to use for evil.

I would undoubtedly redo the pose, but I got the gist of her down quickly.

An evil Canadian mountie tasked with hunting down mystical artifacts to use for evil.

Unfortunately, most of the work I’ve been doing lately is not for immediately sharing online. So, to tide you over I’m going to share some character designs from the project least likely to move forward any time soon.
First off, a man named Walter Dharby.

Unfortunately, most of the work I’ve been doing lately is not for immediately sharing online. So, to tide you over I’m going to share some character designs from the project least likely to move forward any time soon.

First off, a man named Walter Dharby.

As you may have seen me reblog recently, I’m doing the 30 day “Improvement Hell” Challenge!
http://pencilcat.tumblr.com/post/27420093968/30-days-of-art-improvement-challenge 
Day 1: Self Portrait
I’m still pretty displeased with the outcome, so I’m going to be doing more self portraits this month along side the 30 day challenge.

As you may have seen me reblog recently, I’m doing the 30 day “Improvement Hell” Challenge!

http://pencilcat.tumblr.com/post/27420093968/30-days-of-art-improvement-challenge 

Day 1: Self Portrait

I’m still pretty displeased with the outcome, so I’m going to be doing more self portraits this month along side the 30 day challenge.

Denver ComicCon 2014

Denver ComicCon ends today. I went Saturday only, and left relatively early at 3. It was my first convention so I went as a spectator. To be honest, I’ve got mixed feelings about the event.

Seeing as I was the one with the camera, and I wasn’t cosplaying that day, no photos of me yesterday exist. So, I won’t annotate this post with any interesting pictures.

To start, DCC actually managed to speed up their lines into the convention center extremely well. I have no previous years to compare it to, but we were inside in no time, despite not arriving early.

I was excited to check out Mike Geiger of “Leroy Dorsalfin” in Artist Alley. Unfortunately, it seems he was a no show, Saturday at least.

I didn’t attend any panels. (The schedule for that kind of thing wasn’t up until long after I purchased my ticket. Saturday happened to be a lull for panels I was interested in.)

Somehow, though I knew several old friends of mine would be running around the convention that day, I didn’t run into anyone I knew.

Finally, when the day seemed like a bust I noticed SteamCrow in merchant mesa. I had seen their work online before, thanks to their monster cereal poster line. I bought a HalloWheat Crunchies poster print complete with its origin story from Daniel. It was great to meet a fellow artist with my oddly specific interest in monster cereals.

Here’s to attending again in the future, maybe getting a table in a few years, and branching out to other conventions.

30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge

pencilcat:

Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn’t improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that’s actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. >:D

I made this because I’ve been feeling super ‘blah’ about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants…

kuri-garu:

blowhan:

potatobeenz:

You get home from a long day at work and turn on the TV. It’s been a long week, so you think to yourself- maybe i’ll take the family to a movie on Saturday. Maybe we’ll even go on a vacation soon! We could visit museums and go to plays and see all sorts of fun attractions. When you turned the TV on, nothing happened. There are no actors to entertain you. When you went to the movie theater, nothing was showing. There were no advertisements to tell you that anything was showing, so you went to the theater to find out. Nothing playing. There is no one to film and create movies for you. Well at least your vacation will be fun, right? Not like there will be any plays to see and there won’t be anything in the art museums. Well at least you have the shack you are living in that you made out of cardboard and sheets. Not like you could find an architect to build you a house with all the money you’re making as an engineer. 

bless

fucking thank you

Its important to note that they’re talking about majors, not professions. From personal experience I can say that formal college education is not always the wisest choice for young adults pursuing those professions. In a lot of cases these really are “useless” majors, because a college isn’t going to teach you the skills you need to succeed there. Professions like law and medicine hinge on an education system that leads up to them, and so those majors are more “useful”. A degree doesn’t mean anything in the creative fields if you don’t have the skill to back it up.

I think its important we question the “usefulness” of these majors. In most of the country, they’re not working. Or at the very least they’re not working at the right price. These professions are important, and they should be treated as such by the educational system. That news blurb is just the messenger. We need to recognize the problem, not the symptoms.

kuri-garu:

blowhan:

potatobeenz:

You get home from a long day at work and turn on the TV. It’s been a long week, so you think to yourself- maybe i’ll take the family to a movie on Saturday. Maybe we’ll even go on a vacation soon! We could visit museums and go to plays and see all sorts of fun attractions. 

When you turned the TV on, nothing happened. There are no actors to entertain you. 
When you went to the movie theater, nothing was showing. There were no advertisements to tell you that anything was showing, so you went to the theater to find out. Nothing playing. There is no one to film and create movies for you. Well at least your vacation will be fun, right? Not like there will be any plays to see and there won’t be anything in the art museums. 
Well at least you have the shack you are living in that you made out of cardboard and sheets.

Not like you could find an architect to build you a house with all the money you’re making as an engineer. 

bless

fucking thank you

Its important to note that they’re talking about majors, not professions. From personal experience I can say that formal college education is not always the wisest choice for young adults pursuing those professions. In a lot of cases these really are “useless” majors, because a college isn’t going to teach you the skills you need to succeed there. Professions like law and medicine hinge on an education system that leads up to them, and so those majors are more “useful”. A degree doesn’t mean anything in the creative fields if you don’t have the skill to back it up.

I think its important we question the “usefulness” of these majors. In most of the country, they’re not working. Or at the very least they’re not working at the right price. These professions are important, and they should be treated as such by the educational system. That news blurb is just the messenger. We need to recognize the problem, not the symptoms.

(Source: boyfroend)