|This comic I created for Juffs's contest TLK-funny comic strip beat out for the title of my most popular deviation! Thanks for all the comments and faves!|
Underdogs who get ripped offI'm sure a lot of people get down and out about not getting views or favs. I'm probably down around I'd say 80%. And I know why. It's because I stopped posting color animals and felines doing cool magic stuff.Underdogs who get ripped off by whisperpntr
On this note, it's rather easy to be popular on dA. Do something cool, and neat in color and be nice to everyone, even the bonafide jerks and hide your tracings and stealing well.
Of course not everyone popular does this crap. But a good amount does, a good amount meaning I feel it should be 0 but I already know 5 who does this out of the 100s I've seen. (I don't watch them though of course )
On this note if you see anyone on dA taking the easy way out on art who gets defensive or emo over their art, but ALSO causes you grief, just remember that they aren't being true to artistry. Anyone who does the drama llama over art isn't an artist imo.
That's why I'm a true fan of the underdogs on dA, especially the ones that get ripped off.
Do Artists Matter?Do we matter?Do Artists Matter? by tombancroft
I'm specifically talking about "us" as designers, artists, or creative people. Do artists matter?
I have two personal stories that have helped me gauge and answer that question for myself. I hope they help you too.
(SIDE NOTE: I believe in a God and I believe that God loves me and leads my path but that I have free will and can turn from his leading and do my "own thing". Both of these stories have a TON of "God flavoring" that would make them much longer, so know that they are there if you want to read between the lines and find them. In short, both stories are answers to prayer.)
After 9/11 I felt worthless. Making cartoons just wasn't important in the new post 9/11 world. Firemen, policemen, construction workers, teachers, healthcare workers, architects- really, anyone that contributes to rebuilding our world and its infrastructure, those people had important jobs to do. We
|You'll find TLK, Jedi, General Grievous, Dinosaurs, wildcats, wolves, dragons, Transformers, Spider-Man, and the Cobra Commander in here, among other things... It's kinda crowded--to say the least.|
A Scar for LifeTaka was alone, far from Priderock as he looked up at the starry sky. It's been a day since his mother, queen Uru, died from that horrible Rhino attack. She had been hunting with the other lionesses when it happened. Taka, Mufasa, along with Sarabi and Sarafina, had been playing back at Priderock when Zuzu came to Ahadi in tears and told him about his queen's death.A Scar for Life by WhitePedal25
Everyone was devastated. Ahadi was in utter shock and heart broken, Uru's mother broke down crying that her daughter was gone and Mufasa was even more heart broken. But Taka, he was the one who took it the worst, he lost the lioness he loved and who understood him the most. Everyone was comforting Ahadi and Mufasa, while Taka basically was left alone.
He felt more alone than he ever could. No longer did he have her to talk to about his problems, never again will he ever hear her soothing voice, and never again will he ever have someone around who truly knows how he's feeling.
Taka's tears stained his face. He stared at the
You can call me Nala. A little about me... I've been drawing my whole life. I started doing digital art in 2007, and have been learning lots of new techniques, experimenting and striving to improve my skills since 2006. When I'm not drawing, I'm writing. When I'm not doing either of those things, I'm working or relaxing. But sometimes I write and draw at the same time. It's called comic creating.
I started my first, full-scale Lion King comic in September 2010. The comic is called "Betrothed" and I dedicated it to a fellow artist and friend of mine who passed away just days before I posted my first page. RIP, Simbamarasa. I miss you.
On a happier note, my comic was a HUGE success (much bigger than I ever anticipated), and wrapped up in December 2012. BUT, it inspired a sequel, which began pre-production in July 2012 and is currently in actual production. The comic is called "Brothers". Check it out and let me know what you think. I recommend reading "Betrothed" first to have full enjoyment of its sequel, but it isn't entirely necessary.
When I'm not making art for myself or doing comics, I'm doing commissions, entering contests, and offering prizes and adoptables.
Thanks for visiting my page!
And yes, I do return the llama badges.
Favourite genre of music: Pop
Favourite style of art: Digital, and watercolors
Operating System: PC
Wallpaper of choice: Spider-Man anything!
Favourite cartoon character: Simba and General Grievous
Personal Quote: "Learn from your mistakes."