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  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: i'm trying to avoid reading.to much drama going on
  • Watching: lots of anime on Hulu.
  • Playing: Dragon Age inquisition
  • Eating: Gluten free instant Oatmeal.What da hell is gluten
  • Drinking: Iced Green Tea
        Last year was so peaceful in the geek community but now we had #gamergate, social justice warriors on the attack, and even new comic book pros talking shit about and threatening veteran comic book pros. I warned  people of a potential backlash against a lot of the political correctness, anti sexy,white knight, and wannabe feminist bullshit going around. The sad thing is that Marvel Comics has bought into this bullshit. Marvel comics is doing a lot of pandering these days. By making  known sexy characters not as sexy, changing the race and ethnicity of established characters in order to give the illusion of more diversity, and making characters that have been known for being straight for many years gay.

    I'm all for diversity but not when it is forced by way of pandering to a very small yet vocal part of the fandom. The majority of these people could careless about diversity.They are more concerned about pressing and spreading their agenda.Marvel realizes this so they are forcing these people to put their money where their mouth is. Marvel has been hiring a lot of artists and writers they wouldn't have given the time of day  10 yrs ago.Marvel back then hired a lot of big name creators back then.Now you pick up a Marvel comic off the rack you don't recognize any of the creators on the comics that Marvel are pushing to appease the very vocal minority.


  The artist on Spider-Gwen pretty much talked shit about the amount sexy fan art of a character he doesn't own or even created. Only claim to fame he has now  is just designing the costume and talking shit about veteran well known comic book artists that almost comes off as being a threat. As a rookie artist coming in its ok to have an opinion but you also should know your place in the industry. You don't pop off about or on other creators or artists unless you have attained the same degree of success or longevity in the business. Other well known comic book artists have come to the defense of those who been called out by the Spider-Gwen artist. Most artists especially those who began doing work in the 90's get put on blast a lot. A lot of sexy style of artwork was more accepted back then. But now you got all this bitching and whining about "sexualization" of fictional female characters in video games and comic books.Its gotten so obnoxious to the point that these PC idiots are trying to shame the pros into not drawing what the hell they want to draw.

     Now battle lines are being drawn.The pros are standing their ground by not putting up with the bullshit.Marvel knows they are playing with house money right now. They are not investing a lot of money by hiring a bunch of no name artists and writers and putting them on the titles that are meant to appease very vocal minor  part of the fan base.This tells me that even they are not fully invested in seeing these titles succeed.If they do succeed great.If not the books gets canceled and those new creative teams gets put out of work. I know someone who got picked up as artist last year to work for Marvel. Right now he is doing the art on on a Marvel book with established characters.His art style is very similar to an artist who worked on the same title he is working on. Even still he will admit that Marvel isn't known for hiring any artists that does his style that is not very well known or has done a lot of work in the industry.

   Its good that these artists are going their foot in the door.At the same time they need to realize that they are just pawns and worker bees being exploited by Marvel comics bullshit pandering forms of milking money from a part of fandom that thrives on internet drama. The artist on Spider-Gwen decided to take a side in show of support of the people who demanded Spider-Gwen get her own book.Which is fine.But don't go posting personal opinions and attacking established pros in order to pander to the ideals of those you feel are going to buy the book your working on. There is politics in every work environment or job you
work at. And being young,opinionated, and stupid can put you out of a job or hurt your chances of getting work some where else.

  Many of the older pros realize that Marvel and to a certain extent DC is full of shit these days. I find it funny that DC is bringing in more older and established pros to counteract Marvel. DC is pandering as well.But they are being very subtle about it. I've noticed how most of the female characters bust sizes have been reduced.Especially on female characters who are known for having large bust sizes. I also noticed that they put artists who are known for drawing visually attractive women are assigned to books where there are not a lot of attractive female characters.


  Some opponents to my and older fans argument feel we just don't accept change.We accept change but only change for the better.And not change being forced by pandering.People feel change has happened for the better because more women and young girls are into comics.That's good in all but what is the cost for this one positive. Artists being ashamed  and are being asked  or forced to change how they draw? Comic book companies sacrificing their brand integrity to appeal just barely half  of the overall fan base?Which of whom is not doing most of the whining. A lot of the books talent wise suck on the comic racks these days. But that's what happens when those kids who were raised on high school musicals,sponge bob, and a lot of the aesthetically ugly kid shows have now grown up and become very vocal social justice warriors on the internet.

  All I got say there is no better time where being a very vocal person with an agenda or an internet troll can make you famous.


Now that I got that out my system Here are some updates.

*Still trying to get steady employment.I'm getting interviews so that's good.

*I'm going to begin inking my pencils so they can get colored as soon as possible.That way I can focus on getting a real job.Sadly the person I've partnered with does not take the artist alley thing seriously enough to make real money doing it. Plus he now has a real job.

*My con season doesn't begin till August.That con season may be in jeopardy if I find a real job before then. So I'm really starting to waver with My Put up or Shut up movement when it comes to this art thing.I'm really considering shutting down until I can finance and support this art thing all by myself. There is no use doing all this art work if nothing really comes out of it financially.I'm too old and broke for this to just be a hobby.
 
*With that being said my buy 2 get 1 free sketch drive is still going on.I don't know why I bother and keep advertising  it when I only got one person paying for my work thus far. 

*Yeah I'm coming down with case of Asshole-itis again.
Free Sketch Cassandra SoulCalibur IV by Bfetish
Free Sketch Cassandra SoulCalibur IV
The free sketch of my buy 2 get 1 free commission sketch deal.
Cassandra from SoulCalibur IV.I got to give props to the Namco character designers and illustrators.They do some do some very complex and detailed character design work. sketching this character out was fun but no picnic.I enjoyed the challenge.
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  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: The hate my opinions on Facebook receive.
  • Watching: English dub of High School DXD on Hulu.
  • Playing: Dragon Age inquisition
  • Eating: Gluten free instant Oatmeal.What da hell is gluten
  • Drinking: Iced Green Tea
     So yeah no table at Fanime this year.I'm not totally bummed about it.I am kinda sad because it became the place to go near the end of May the past 5 yrs. I told my partner that if we didn't get a table I won't be going. I can't cover my cost of the hotel or even a badge so I won't be going.I'm sure 2 of the guys we usually go with is happy that we didn't get a table.To be honest the con in terms of the quality events,programming,and entertainment was going down hill. I also hate feeling like the "old man at the club" when I walk around the con. With that being said I'm pretty much done with Fanime.

   It was fun the past few years.Most of the fun wasn't from the con itself. The fun I had was from the people I came with and the people I met. When we did get a table we made a good amount of money.Just a heads up to anyone wishing to get a table at Fanime they are using a jury system and reviewing applicants work before making selections.And it sucks. Art is very subjective and it shouldn't be judged based on the merit of skill and talent alone. Due to the fact that the majority of the people probably doing the portfolio reviews are female most of the artists getting chosen in AA  also happen to be female.Especially last year. Over 200 tables yet only 10 to 15 dudes had tables.I brought this up on the Fanime AA Facebook page and got labeled a sexist and a misogynist.But numbers don't lie.Granted I'm sure the majority of applicants are female but under the old first come first serve policy you had at least 20 to 40 guys that had tables instead of a paltry 10 to 15.

  I'm sure the selection committee are not discriminating on purpose.And I'm sure they don't  mean or want to factor in a persons gender or ethnicity.Considering they only know the applicants name and see their work.But common sense would tell you most of the time whether someone is male or female by name  and art style alone.

   Based on how I was put on blast when I brought up the gender gap on the Facebook group it comes off as quite a few  of the female artists are fine with the lack of male presence in AA at Fanime. I can't say its most of Anime AA community which is made up of mostly women here in CA.Because I had tables at other Anime cons and the guys were not as scarce.You do see more men in the vendors hall of most Anime cons.But the number of guys in Artists Alley's seem to dwindle every year. Which I find disappointing.I know some female artists feel they are not welcome at Comic cons artists alley.But as far as denying them opportunities to get a table or male artists coming off as not wanting them in comic con AA is not the case.And not happening. I admit being a man around other men in and of itself is intimidating.When it comes to associating with men you have to prove yourself and earn our respect. Especially in a male dominated environment. Can we be jerks? Yeah.But so can women. I speak from experience.I live in a household full of women And I know how manipulative and devious they can be when it comes to men.

     For all the cries of equality for women there also seems to be forms of reverse sexism against men as well. Its a typical tactic.Belittle one side to empower yours until you feel you are getting a fair result or achieve an agenda.Fighting fire with fire ends up getting both sides burned in the end.But if the ladies want to claim Fanime's AA they can have it. I got better cons in my area.That gives me more opportunities to get a table. And the artists here are more fairly represented in terms of gender,race, and art styles.

    Now that I got that off my chest.....

Here is Blue Baby's updated con schedule for 2015.

August 2015
Stockton Con
Kinyoobi Con

September 2015
Sac-Anime

October 2015
Sac Con


Well looks like I got a lot of free time on my hands.My Buy 2 get 1 free fan art sale is still going on.I don't consider them sketches anymore.I put hours and sometimes days on all the recent commissions I've been working on. So help a brotha out a buy some fan art dammit! Please O_O.The struggle is real.



Damack
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: The recent blank cover comics I bought
  • Watching: Love Bullet Yurikuma.Dem lesbian bears.
  • Playing: Dragon Age inquisition
  • Eating: whatevers in the fridge
  • Drinking: I plan on buying some drinks.
     Kinda stopped working on projects for a bit to get my head straight. Playing Dragon Age Inquisition also is a distraction lol. I'm gonna see how much work I can produce this week. Some of it might be good and there might be a few experimental stinkers.I just hope the good out weighs the bad.

No word  from Fanime yet on whether we got a AA table. So my con season is pretty much going to be dry until August hits if we don't get a table at Fanime. My buddy Luis is going to 2 or 3 cons before Fanime hits.My broke ass will be stuck here in Stockton.So I got a lot of free time on my hands to get work done.

I got my colorists lined up so that's awesome. With that being said I just need to finish my planned projects.

Here are my planned projects.

Panty Stocking with Garterbelt:: I want to go raunchy with this one.Especially after watching the english dub version of the anime. I also want to do a group shot.Which could be a bitch to color for my colorists. And I'm sure it would take longer and cost more to color. If its too raunchy we probably won't be able to display it and would have a problem selling it. The easy way out is to do individual pin ups of the characters.That way my colorists won't get a headache and we would  save some money on our budget.  The easy route is safe but if I can pull off the group shot and the colors rock on it,creatively it could be something to add to the portfolio for both artists involved.Will it sale? I don't know. Quality matters but not all the time when it comes to fan art. The characters are still some what relevant because I still see Panty Stocking cosplay. What do you guys and gals think?

Love Bullet Yurikuma Arashi ::This Anime is weird and has lesbian bears eating human girls and a bunch of lovey dovey stuff.So yeah I dig the show.But mostly for the character designs. I also want to do a group shot of this one as well. I want to go sexy cute in terms of style with this one.Because the show is very cutesy sexy to begin with.Conceptually I have definite idea of what I want to do.Pulling it off is the hard part.

Black Butler:: I never seen the anime.But I probably will for research purposes.This is more for the ladies. I feel I can draw a pretty dude when I feel like it. 

My partner noticed that I've been doing a lot of video game fanart. He suggests I should do more comic book fan art to balance things out.If any of you have any suggestions for characters I should draw I'm all ears. Right now I don't have any ideas as far as doing comic book characters. I drawn most of my favorites in some way or form over the past few years.


I also want to thank you all for the recent faves and all the new watchers I received over the past few months.Thanks a lot I appreciate it. My buy 2 get 1 free sketch drive is still going on. We already got two potential prints out the recent ones I've done. It also keeps me productive. If my buddy and like it a lot we will get it colored and make it a print.That way you can get it colored for free.


DaMack 2015
  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: i'm trying to avoid reading.to much drama going on
  • Watching: lots of anime on Hulu.
  • Playing: Dragon Age inquisition
  • Eating: Gluten free instant Oatmeal.What da hell is gluten
  • Drinking: Iced Green Tea
        Last year was so peaceful in the geek community but now we had #gamergate, social justice warriors on the attack, and even new comic book pros talking shit about and threatening veteran comic book pros. I warned  people of a potential backlash against a lot of the political correctness, anti sexy,white knight, and wannabe feminist bullshit going around. The sad thing is that Marvel Comics has bought into this bullshit. Marvel comics is doing a lot of pandering these days. By making  known sexy characters not as sexy, changing the race and ethnicity of established characters in order to give the illusion of more diversity, and making characters that have been known for being straight for many years gay.

    I'm all for diversity but not when it is forced by way of pandering to a very small yet vocal part of the fandom. The majority of these people could careless about diversity.They are more concerned about pressing and spreading their agenda.Marvel realizes this so they are forcing these people to put their money where their mouth is. Marvel has been hiring a lot of artists and writers they wouldn't have given the time of day  10 yrs ago.Marvel back then hired a lot of big name creators back then.Now you pick up a Marvel comic off the rack you don't recognize any of the creators on the comics that Marvel are pushing to appease the very vocal minority.


  The artist on Spider-Gwen pretty much talked shit about the amount sexy fan art of a character he doesn't own or even created. Only claim to fame he has now  is just designing the costume and talking shit about veteran well known comic book artists that almost comes off as being a threat. As a rookie artist coming in its ok to have an opinion but you also should know your place in the industry. You don't pop off about or on other creators or artists unless you have attained the same degree of success or longevity in the business. Other well known comic book artists have come to the defense of those who been called out by the Spider-Gwen artist. Most artists especially those who began doing work in the 90's get put on blast a lot. A lot of sexy style of artwork was more accepted back then. But now you got all this bitching and whining about "sexualization" of fictional female characters in video games and comic books.Its gotten so obnoxious to the point that these PC idiots are trying to shame the pros into not drawing what the hell they want to draw.

     Now battle lines are being drawn.The pros are standing their ground by not putting up with the bullshit.Marvel knows they are playing with house money right now. They are not investing a lot of money by hiring a bunch of no name artists and writers and putting them on the titles that are meant to appease very vocal minor  part of the fan base.This tells me that even they are not fully invested in seeing these titles succeed.If they do succeed great.If not the books gets canceled and those new creative teams gets put out of work. I know someone who got picked up as artist last year to work for Marvel. Right now he is doing the art on on a Marvel book with established characters.His art style is very similar to an artist who worked on the same title he is working on. Even still he will admit that Marvel isn't known for hiring any artists that does his style that is not very well known or has done a lot of work in the industry.

   Its good that these artists are going their foot in the door.At the same time they need to realize that they are just pawns and worker bees being exploited by Marvel comics bullshit pandering forms of milking money from a part of fandom that thrives on internet drama. The artist on Spider-Gwen decided to take a side in show of support of the people who demanded Spider-Gwen get her own book.Which is fine.But don't go posting personal opinions and attacking established pros in order to pander to the ideals of those you feel are going to buy the book your working on. There is politics in every work environment or job you
work at. And being young,opinionated, and stupid can put you out of a job or hurt your chances of getting work some where else.

  Many of the older pros realize that Marvel and to a certain extent DC is full of shit these days. I find it funny that DC is bringing in more older and established pros to counteract Marvel. DC is pandering as well.But they are being very subtle about it. I've noticed how most of the female characters bust sizes have been reduced.Especially on female characters who are known for having large bust sizes. I also noticed that they put artists who are known for drawing visually attractive women are assigned to books where there are not a lot of attractive female characters.


  Some opponents to my and older fans argument feel we just don't accept change.We accept change but only change for the better.And not change being forced by pandering.People feel change has happened for the better because more women and young girls are into comics.That's good in all but what is the cost for this one positive. Artists being ashamed  and are being asked  or forced to change how they draw? Comic book companies sacrificing their brand integrity to appeal just barely half  of the overall fan base?Which of whom is not doing most of the whining. A lot of the books talent wise suck on the comic racks these days. But that's what happens when those kids who were raised on high school musicals,sponge bob, and a lot of the aesthetically ugly kid shows have now grown up and become very vocal social justice warriors on the internet.

  All I got say there is no better time where being a very vocal person with an agenda or an internet troll can make you famous.


Now that I got that out my system Here are some updates.

*Still trying to get steady employment.I'm getting interviews so that's good.

*I'm going to begin inking my pencils so they can get colored as soon as possible.That way I can focus on getting a real job.Sadly the person I've partnered with does not take the artist alley thing seriously enough to make real money doing it. Plus he now has a real job.

*My con season doesn't begin till August.That con season may be in jeopardy if I find a real job before then. So I'm really starting to waver with My Put up or Shut up movement when it comes to this art thing.I'm really considering shutting down until I can finance and support this art thing all by myself. There is no use doing all this art work if nothing really comes out of it financially.I'm too old and broke for this to just be a hobby.
 
*With that being said my buy 2 get 1 free sketch drive is still going on.I don't know why I bother and keep advertising  it when I only got one person paying for my work thus far. 

*Yeah I'm coming down with case of Asshole-itis again.

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Well I'm back,pretty much full time. The real world is kicking my ass but I'm kicking back. I'm going to be posting a crap load of new pieces.So be sure to leave a comment of praise or critcism.

I'm an older guy and pretty easy going. This drawing thing I do is all I got to leave something of myself to let the world know I do exist.

Current Residence: Stockton CA
Favourite genre of music: J pop,R&B,some Hip Hop,some Rock,and some of everything else.
Favourite photographer: none yet
Favourite style of art: Old fashioned. Just plain old pencil to paper.
Favourite cartoon character: Jinx(Gi Joe the Movie.)
Personal Quote: none yet.
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DreamerOfExistence Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Hey, I remember that not too long ago you watched me on my first account iAmCloudSky

& I'm really thankful that you took interest in me, & decided you'd support me. But awhile back, I decided I'd make a newer account, & pursue a new path. & so, here I am.

If you'd like to watch me on here instead, it's appreciated.  

Keep in touch! & even get to know each other a bit. We might just be two people behind a screen, but that doesn't mean that we can't be friends.

Thank you.
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Cool.I'll check your new page out.
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<3 Thanks!
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Thanks for the add!
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Welcome to :iconnation-horizon: !
and thank you for the fave
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this line art work is so good! well done!
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Ha! I found you.
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Thank you for the fave! and birthday wishes! ^,^ 
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You're welcome.
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got any thing i could ink or color?
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