Tue Nov 25, 2014, 10:48 AM
Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:48 PM
I was talking with somefriends the other day, they told me that i should quit deviantart and move to this new fresh pages were profesionals are, because deviantart was filled with kids,art wannabes and social dudes. They didnt said it as something disrespectful oe something, they were just giving me a nice advice to get more audience. But that got me thinking, this guy is really good this days his style its uniquegets top clients and stuff, but 5 years ago his art was really filled with flaws, he was one of those kids he was complaining deviant art was filled with.
That got me thinking he has a different point of view of how been a Pro means to me. For me Pro doesnt mean professional, its a short word for PROMISE. Pro artists are people that can keep a promsie, and thats really important. Its so sad when they relate Pro word to art skills, its like they draw this red line on the floor and they measure people who can get in and who gets out. When its the moment when an artist feels that he is better than some rest and starts to see other artists from a shoulder?
I must say that , its a hard thing to control, i must admit that when i get piss off by other artist i paint a temporaly line to draw him to the floor, then erase it my objective its to ground the artist back to the ground, floating in the air can be adangerous place to be.
Everyone can be a Pro:
- A kid 6 years old with a terminal disease drawing a painting to make his parents happy, thats a pro.
- Nieces drawing something on a sheet of paper to give it to his uncle as a birthday gift because they dont have any money, thats a pro to me.
- A dude painting flowers in her girlfriends nails, thats a pro to me.
- A young artists that can draw that good yet, but share tips to other people to help them be on his level, thats a pro to me.
- A not talented kid that probably wont have the skill levels matured but have courage enough to show a created character of his own to the world, thats a pro.
Some people say that been a pro its to work and get paid money, to live by your craft, but what if there is this talented artists that works by night in a super talented comics company but by day, he works at his dad restaurant, he is not living by the money of his craft, but thats a big Pro to my eyes.
Been a Pro its not about an status or a top of your art skills, doesnt matter if you are in highschool or in a career, if a client gives you work and you promise him you will get the job done in monday, you should keep that promise, that its been a pro, if you cant keep that promise you aint a pro. Always meet deadlines, thats the crucial thing of been a pro, meet the date you promised to the client. Im case you cant, dont hide from client explain what problems had happened in your life and he would understand and create a new promise for a new deadline.
Been a Pro, its to promise yourself each day that you will try the hardest you can, doing a job quickly or with not enough quality, that aint pro to me. Always promise yourself to do better each day, always learn, promise yourself to grab an art book study practice, do this everyday. Most of the time i feel im doing this not for me, but for the people that couldnt give art a big part of their life, but they support you, you are carriyng those people dreams.
Dont brag, Pro's never ever brag, i had meet people or seen people that their middle name its the company they did one job or two. For example that person its me lets say you just meet me and i say to you, "Hi im Hector i worked with Fushindoshi, i mean come on, they probably do this at conventions to impress chicks, ladies avoid those dudes seriously, reply to them, "Hi my name is Cassandra and i dont fucking care". Seriously that bad habit of some artist needs to get down to the floor. We know this is a lonely work, and its hard to meet chicks, but seriously , seriously, i mean seriiioooussssly. Thats the time i appear with my red marker and do a line in the floor. The dude totally deserved a red marker am i right? I funky hate Hector Fushindoshi.
If you see me in a convention and i suddenly grab a red chalk and draw a line in the floor, get away from me, im like a rised viper that it will start to get in venom mode, and for a tip, always carry a red crayon, you wont know what jerks you will found at the convention.
Talking about pros at conventions, sometimes they aint a jerk, you just catch them at a bad moment, like this dude that wanted to say hi to me, but i was almost running to a bath room, dammit, i dont like when food does wrong thing to your stomach in other cities, i could only reply with a sweating hi and scream to him like three rooms away i will be back i need to get out of here. did saw the dude again, but picture this sometimes they get a call of a family memeber they just died, and you ask them for a sktech and he says leave me alone, you say what a jerk, but you wont knoe the true story, but if the dude always like a dive, even online, its time to use a red marker.
By the way i will start seeling red markers at conventions, hhahahahahaahhaha joking, but hey that could be a nice idea. anywa lets continue.
My sketchbook aint a vip area, anyone can enter my sktechbook. This happen to me at a convention, a dude showed me his sketchbook and he told me he only ask sketches from people the likes and admires. But thats kind of sad, i mean thst means you only like a few people, i enjoy more a bad drawn sktech from someone that never drawn in her life, but says was nice meeting you keep going, than a totally super nice sktech drawn with perfect anatomy that only has his name. always carry an sketchbook and let people you meet to leave a record, when i feel bad about my art i just pull out one of them, then i get flash backs of that good time.
Remember a Pro doesnt have a VIP sketchbook. If i dont let you draw somethign on my book look at the floor you probably have a red line underneath.
Been a Pro aint easy, past convention, my feet were literally killing me, my feet were like clay, i went tot he convention not weraring good sneakers, and walking for 5 days were killing me, slept like 4 hours each day, eat like one food per day, you almost get flu, and you meet another artist and you have to smile. Its hard aint easy.
I had meet people thats are truly "Promises", someone with a talent well used its a promise, this dues and girls are from countries far far away from my own, but each year they see me they salute me like i was an old friend they havent seen in a longtime, that make me smile even if im crying of joy inside of me. Those people in their past life were flowers, a plant lowered in the floor with strong roots, that wind will never pull out. Those friends im talking about, if they are reading this you know are you, unless you see a red line on the floor.
So dont become one of those jerks that use the company name they worked as a middle name, avoid them ladies, run with the dudes that has beards, they are usually more fun, by the way i dont shave girls, wink wink (girls suddenly go back and paint a redline in front of me, hhahahahahahahahahahahhaah .....).
So remember been a pro its to keep this promises :
- Always meet dealines(extremely important)
- Find beauty in everything( sometimes i can spend hours watching a 6 year old drawing, trying to learn why i like it and why i should add his sill to my drawings) , inpiration comes fro anything, not just from art skills.
- Heard and advice, even if you dont like it swallow it, because maybe in a couple of years you will see what they meant. Each person has their own learning curve, they can be slow like me.
- Always give 110% of your best, even if the result its crap, clients like this promise when you give the best you could.
- Dont be lazy.
- If someone invite you to do a tutorial, a presentation before an audience, or to have a stand in a convention, they already paid room and trip fees, and you are terrified and you want to cancel, dont cancel you made a promise, man up, aint pro to cancel compromises(or should i say con-promises) at last hour.
- Dont brag, seriously, dont brag to get ladies. And dont mock other artists on his face to make it feel bad, unless he is a jerk, remember those markers.
- Be polite, i just can stop saying this promise enough.
- Be helpful, give other artist help, because we all had help from someone else in a crucial moment in our lifes, its called karma, always return the favor.
-Work hardaer for the people you promised you will succeed, doesnt matter if you fail at the end, it wont matter if you give your 110%
- Dont judge art by artskill, but by content, the coolest ideas sometimes comes from people that cant draw, artskills are just a plus to the eye, but not the mind.
I wish i could add more points, but this is a personal way of looking for me of been a Pro, for me aint a check pay or a top level of skill, been a Pro means to be a gentleman. I just wanted to share my point of view, some people say that they like this type of journals i do, its not an objective journal, it could mean other thign to you the word pro, i just wanted to show how i see the word pro.
Remember dont break the promises you had made for yourself, there is nothing worse than liying to yourself.
Fri Nov 21, 2014, 1:34 PM
Woooowww and i say wowwwwww, this is the best episode i had seen in the entire year. Putting all animes together, i mean all of them, all new fresh anime , this is the episode that moved me, never had felt this amount of sadness. The director did a brilliant job, the music, was epic, the angles of action, the slow motion, the dialogues.
Even the end credits, i was like in shock i coudlnt move i was just staring at the screen i didnt know how to react.
Was dramatic, you know he is facing a battle he cannot win.
ADOLF REINHARDT , its the coolest character i had seen in a long time, when he was walkign in slow motion i was shoked, his background story its so freaking sad. And he is only the second ranking character in command, when i saw him in this episode i just felt like i wanted a figure or a poster of him on my wall. He reminds me of Hellsing or Raiden.
The ending song was brutal. A lot of people dont find this anime interesting amoung my friends, not sure if its because of the art style, like they dont like the designs, or because they arent moe enough. But i must say this had become my second favorite manga ever since Gantz finished.
The backgroudn stories that comes with flashbacks are impressive, they make you care for each character, at beggining they say more than 80% of them will die at this mission. If you havent seen it or heard bout it here is the trailer.
For those watching the series, what do you think of this week chapter? Was episode 9 the coolest one from all of them?
Wed Nov 19, 2014, 5:10 PM
Wed Nov 19, 2014, 9:56 AM
Been working on the beta patch for the past months, they had been fizing new stuff inside painter. But one thing that i really wanted for painter was a better resizing system, so the Corel Team worked hard on getting this right, they created a new software inside painter. The result its incredible, i must say its the best resizing software i had ever use. Its even faster than Painter X.
If anyone had saw me on my livestreams you will notice i resize brush contantly by pressing control plus alt and a click, i reasize a lot, i reasize like 3 times each 6 seconds. And the release of painter 2015 the resizing was lagging, couldnt keep my insane pace.
But now they finally fix it and improve it. If you already have installed Corel painter 2015 seach for updates inside the software in help menu.
But if you are new to painter and want to test it, click o the link below the file already has the update inside it, so you dont need to search for it. Also the update fixed tons of bugs, but im specially happy with the new improved resizing ability, this is the version ive always wanted.
Tue Nov 18, 2014, 12:32 PM
I had to keep this anime, under my pillow, this is one of my guilty pleasures ive been watching, this anime its totally for chicks. Its 50 shades of gray made into an anime with no porn sex stuff. The genre its callend Tsundere with a girl, but not sure how its called in the other gender.
To make it simple its a bout a mean dude, girls love mean dudes. The story its about a girl that had no friends in new class room, so everyone was talkign about their boyfriend, so she came out with a lie, she took a photo of a random guy she saw on the streets, and tell the girls he was her boyfriend, but all gets into trouble when they noticed the dude its on same school in another class, and he is one of the most popular dudes at school with girls.
The dude or Black prince, learns about the lie so he takes advantage, he will play his role as a fake boyfriend, but if she becomes his ......dog. People thing he is the nicest person in the world, but he is not, he is really mean.
Dialogues and art style are really cool. Girls are gonna love this anime, because there are parts when the dude does the right thing and chicks will get crazy.
The song its catchy i like it, i still havent figure out yet the part, when he is lay down on the floor with a chess piece on his lips, its that supposed to be sexy for girls? A dude that dont really knows how to play chess that he thinks the piece is food? I still havent figure it out, maybe i should go to a bar with a piece of chess in my mouth to try to pick up chicks, will they find me attractive?hhahahahahhahh
Wed Nov 12, 2014, 4:12 PM
Mon Nov 3, 2014, 8:30 AM
Been out for a couple of days, and by out i mean offline, then i noticed a lot of movement going on, people saying congrats. Then i clicked on a link where some peoplehad mention me, then i saw the article, made me really happyTears of joy), specially on the comments of what people think about me.
Thank you for kind words to:
This feels like a gift, be cause my birthday is almost days nearby, it feels like fresh air to continue trying to push myself to improve more and give you better quality, thank you for been all the way in my journey for the past 12 years. There always had been people that have given me the right advice at right moment that cleared my doubts, thats why i love this comunity. aklways trying to share what cool things i had found that can help you improve the same way as i do, i can only give advices in a subjective way, things that had help me in the past. Hope i can give you better art quality with better topics, i comprimise with you guys to improve, of course if the muse leave me rise level, because art its hard, its not an easy road, maybe thats the reason why we like it.
Hhhahaha noticed comments that they like my anime reviews of the ones im watching, hhahahahaha guess i should continue doing that too.
This only adds more pressure int he good way to upload the best i can, thasnk you again for the comments guys, you added a big smile on my face and specially with my family and parents, thank you for that. And lately i really needed a smile or a friend hug.
Fri Oct 24, 2014, 12:35 PM
Can you believe that the levels of pressure ive been using its the one on top and not the one under?
For past two years, ive been on a several depression, works taking like 3 times the amount it took me , i was like maybe, because im learn new things and im leveling up by adding extra effort, i noticed people uploading art and art like they were eating candies, this depressed me more, why its taking too long, why my work looks like its 80% finished but why i cant get the 20% right, why even if i spend 3 extra days on the image why still looks like a 80% painting? WHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? What am i doingwrong , did i just forgot my talent? Did my talent expired just like that. Comments like this were in my mind each time i was working on a new piece, moving the hand and not getting the line i wanted, if i wanted a gray color i had to choose a gray color or will be impossible to get same gray with using a black on my tablet, there were no light pressure on my tablet, its like the first 30% of the pressure were erased.
Tried the most crazy curve lines in pressure to get rid off it, many times i thought i had finally cured my tablet but was only a placebo effect. if i barely touched the screen the presure will jump to a terrible 30%, i as cursed, i coundnt stroke the wayi used, all this time i was like trying to do a goo piece using just crayons in a 3 inches paper, thats how my hand felt. I also was liying to myself saying like well maybe its the levels of pressure i just cant handle 2048 levels of pressure maybe my older tablets of 1024 were better for my hand, i was living a lie.
Each time i did a stroke was almost impossible to match the past one, it was like rolling a dice to the floor and see what amount of pressure would come out.
All people had know my terrible burden i had ever since i bought my new cintiq 22hd, with first version not been able to click on corners, and a terrible noise sound, wacom repair it twice but both times wasnt good, then Wacom were kindly to give me a new one, but it was 8 months. Then noticed the jitter pressure almost unnotizable, talked to wacom, search forums, nobody knew was causing this, even burn a mother board by moving its bios had to buy a new one called gigabyte. Only to notice months later it was the power electricity of the house that had the problem, the electricity in my home wasnt grounded, after fixing my electricity connection my cintiq worked good but somethign was missing.
Ive spent two years of my life, reading going to forums, moving a bit bios, unplugging buying extra usb ports, moving cable, i mean i did everything, except for this little thing. Turn off the XHCI MODE on bios, same as legacy usb. After doing that i had to reinstall the driver and all worked super well.
For the first time in two years im happy again doing digital, in the past two years, i had some depression thinking i was the problem, i was like why i cant get edges look good and fast like i used to do with my old cintiq. Now i finally found the cure.
I will explain the process of what i did in my website, and to explain what xhci mode does to your pc.
MORE INFO YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL ON MY WEBSITE, LINK BELOW.
But now im happy. Thats only what it matters, IM BACK.
Tue Oct 21, 2014, 5:38 PM
This is my new drug, i wasnt expecting this anime to be that good, the balance of jokes and drama its top notch. I almost cry near the ending when you can feel her loneliness, and the music and angles and compositions its magical you can feel the loneliness of the girl.
This had become one of my top priorities to watch this season.
I highly recommend it.
Fri Oct 17, 2014, 8:31 PM
I was filling down as usual about my skills, when i open my email and had a surprise gift, from someone in canada aka out of nowhere she paid for me a year subscription of deviant art. She had no reason she didnt asked anything, she just did it because because ....i dont know. But she is a good person thats for sure.
I noticed she has a carpet of wonder woman, lets do a diane sketch for her.
Lets see how it ends. click on livestream channel on top.
Fri Oct 17, 2014, 7:50 PM
This is a hidden anime, that most people dont even know about it, this is my guilty pleasure anime. Whats the topic of this anime, save an amusement fairy theme park.
I can stop thinking in Harui Suzumiya, it has that vibe all over it, because its so freakign weird. The plot its really really simple, or is it? Dialogues are really good, doesnt fall on the clitche like saying same words over and over and over just because sounds cute.
I cant recommend this anime to males, because doesnt have action, but if you liked Suzumiya you probably gonna like this one too.
I not gonna lie, watching the numbers and the goal they need at the end of the episode got me hooked.
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 8:09 PM
Probably you havent heard about this manga adaptation, i must say its one of the coolest soties i had read longtime ago, tell cool thing its that the manga ended, so i expect it to be closer to the manga, there is no need for rushed ending or bad fills.
When i first heard the music of the intro, i buts myself laughing out loud, i mean autotune mixed with heavy hard rock, i mean is an horrible combination, i was like, they are trying too hard to please younger audience, i cant picture a serious manga story, for example Elfen Lied with an intro like this. Same for the action they added dubstep, i mean comeeeeee onnn dubstep?
This anime deserved an orchestra, but i must say i slowly started digesting the music to a so so, because the animation and story its top notch, they added a few stuff to make it funny, i must say i was laughing ont he restroom scene.
This story has a good balance of plot and action, if you like sci fi with violent scenes like Elfen lied, this is an anime you must need to add to your list.
Tue Oct 14, 2014, 9:51 AM
Been following this manga almost a year ago, and i talked with some friends about it and they had no clue what i was talking about. I told them is like one piece full metal alchemist with gore, lots and lots of gore. Dont let the style of drawings fools you, this is an epic adventure.
The story is about one girl asking for help to one bar owner, i wish i could tell more but it will spoil the story.
This is one anime you dont want to miss.
Fri Oct 10, 2014, 6:56 PM
Im truly surprised about this anime, has a retro feel to it, must be the fact that they draw each pose by hand and the frames between is really low, like some frames are missing. Also the fact that the mechas are drawn by hand, this makes the animation to look more artistic. Its been a while since i saw mechas drawn by hand, probably the last oen was gurren laggan.
Male protagonist, and more of the males looks like girls. I dont know about you guys, but this season most male characters in all series look like girls, if i show you just the face and do a contest to knwo the gender of the character all people will say its female.
Also male character reminds me a lof ot the female protagonist from Macros frontier.
Just look at her in this picture witht he green hair, now look at the male protagonist from Gundam, its basically same character.
Now check the video , i highly recomend this anime, the visuals are impressive.
Thu Oct 9, 2014, 8:58 PM
Touched by this anime, this is a romantic life flick. Im not sure if i can recommend this for boys, but, if you liked 5cm per second, guy falls in lvoe with girl, with normal dialogues, no moe crap things, a bit funny, a bit sad. Im a big fan of the studio Animation(reversed), they caught me ever since Honey and Clover.
This is an anime you must see, a good change of pace, from adventure gore and fan service, Is touching and makes you think.