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Many people have asked to view my process through a tutorial or process video. Here is a "speedpaint" of my latest work! I hope you enjoy! :)


  • Listening to: World of FF ost
  • Reading: History Books
  • Watching: Sailor Moon
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Left Overs
  • Drinking: Coconut Water
Do you want to be a storyboard artist? Here's a little intro from RocketJump Film School.



There are two great online storyboard classes by industry veterans.

Steve Ahn, of Legend of Korra and now Voltron fame, has a phenomenal course which now comes in an audit version. gumroad.com/l/storyworkshop

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Also, Rad Sechrist, of How To Train Your Dragon 2 and KungFu Panda 2, has a great course online where he will be able to give you live critiques of your work. radhowtoschool.com/class-sched…

Class Flyer Story Spring 2015 V2 by David-Dennis



Have fun!
  • Listening to: Evangelion 3.0 ost
  • Reading: History Books
  • Watching: Three Outlaw Samurai
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Healthy stuff
  • Drinking: Water

More Resources!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 21, 2015, 7:13 AM


Hey guys! I just found some more resources that may help you with your artwork.

CtrlPaint.com has a bunch of tutorials on Digital Painting. 

www.ctrlpaint.com/library/




Unlike CtrlPaint, Proko uses traditional methods in his videos on how to construct proper anatomy. He also has great art tips for traditional and digital artists alike.




After you've watched a few tutorials, you can use this website's gallery of poses to practice working on your anatomy.

artists.pixelovely.com/practic…


I hope you enjoy!

  • Listening to: Susumu Hirasawa
  • Reading: Alex Dumas
  • Watching: Gurren Lagann
  • Playing: Life
  • Eating: Soup
  • Drinking: Water

INSTAGRAMAZING!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 13, 2014, 10:40 AM


Hey guys! If you'd like to see some behind the scenes process shots of my art, please follow me on Instagram.


@DennisArtworks


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I'll see you there. (^.^)

  • Listening to: Susumu Hirasawa
  • Reading: Alex Dumas
  • Watching: Gurren Lagann
  • Playing: Life
  • Eating: Soup
  • Drinking: Water

Some Resources

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 29, 2014, 10:31 AM


Hey guys! I wanted to share some great resources that may help you with your art.


The first is "Croquis Cafe." They have a plethora of live model figure drawing sessions. This helps greatly with anatomy.





The second is  :iconle-mec:'s drawing tutorials. They will help you with your perspective and environment art. 





He also has a tumblr page with some great process gifs. 



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I hope you enjoy! 

  • Listening to: Sengoku Basara
  • Reading: Details
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Life
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Water

THANK YOU FOR THE ONE-THOUSAND PLUS!!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:40 AM


Hey Guys, 

I've recently reached a thousand plus followers. I just want to say thanks a lot for all the support. (^.^)  Thanks again!!

Sincerely,

David

M I L L E N N I U M by David-Dennis

  • Listening to: Paprika Soundtrack
  • Reading: Steamboy Storyboards
  • Watching: Miyazaki
  • Playing: Life
  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Water

W A T T P A D

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 11, 2014, 3:15 PM






I've recently joined WattPad. It's a place where writers go to present their books in serial form.

If you like Grimm's Fairy Tales, then you're going to like this short story! After being bullied by a pack of teens, a young boy decides to end his torment by picking up the sword.

Click the book! (^.^) !!

If you like it, please comment, share, and vote. Thanks!! (^.^) !!


















  • Listening to: Stuff You Should Know Podcast
  • Reading: Dostoyevsky's The Idiot
  • Watching: The News
  • Playing: The Game of Civilization
  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Water

SADAMOTO

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:18 AM


I'd always heard about Neon Genesis Evangelion but I never watched it until recently. Aside from the great music, philosophical themes, and fluid animation - the Character Designs are AMAZING!



Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is the character designer for the famed series as well as  many other prominent anime series like Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. I love Sadamoto's stylized anatomy. It has a very fluid and organic quality to it. He also has a way of shading his characters that give them shape, weight, and volume.

He is also a prolific animator aside from being a great character designer.



  • Listening to: Stuff You Should Know Podcast
  • Reading: Dostoyevsky's The Idiot
  • Watching: The News
  • Playing: The Game of Civilization
  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Water

TERADA

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 2, 2013, 4:22 PM


If you live in San Francisco and frequent the Kinokuniya, you may be familiar with Katsuya Terada's work. His "Hot Pot Girl"  mural is on permanent display.



I really love his work because there is this ferocious intensity in the eyes of his characters ( just like Takehiko Innoue ). He also has a brilliant shading and highlighting technique. Not only is he a Mangaka and character designer, but he has dabbled in animation as well.



Terada also created the concept art for the original Legend of Zelda.



KOIKE!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 9, 2013, 6:37 AM


By now, you've probably heard of this animator named Takeshi Koike. His work is pretty phenomenal when he has a great story to work with.

My favorite film of his is WORLD RECORD, from the Animatrix. Check out this wicked trailer/pilot he made for the Afro Samurai series.




You may also want to checkout his mentor's work. His mentor is Yoshiaki Kawajiri, the director behind NINJA SCROLL and many other masterpieces. Koike and Kawajiri have a similar use of art direction. Checkout his famous short film THE RUNNING MAN.



FRAZETTA!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 12, 2013, 8:17 AM


If you take a look at some of the great filmmakers of today, Otomo Katsuhiro, George Lucas, Ridley Scott among others, many of them cite TWO men who were an undeniable influence on their craft and their imagination. One of these men is Frank Frazetta!

He is arguably the best painter of all time. He's even better than the Renaissance and Baroque painters. Before you watch this video, just Google one of his paintings and see how you feel.





300 SPARTANS!!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 30, 2013, 5:45 PM


Hey guys! I just want to say thanks for the 300 watches! (^.^) !

Here's a little piece I did.

KING 300 by David-Dennis

He's a REAL artist!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 13, 2013, 4:30 PM


I'm pretty sure all you guys know this guy by now. Takehiko Inoue.

He is the Mangaka behind Vagabond, Slam Dunk, Real, and other amazing works!

Check out this little documentary CNN did on him. He drops so many great insights on how to develop vivid stories.

I consider him to be the Sergio Leone of Manga!(^.^);;



  • Listening to: Hikari (Instrumental) by Nujabes
  • Reading: HAyao Miyazaki - Starting Point
  • Watching: Sakuga Mix_R
  • Playing: Life!!
  • Eating: Apple Jacks
  • Drinking: Milk

Hideo's Metal Gear Solid 5

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 20, 2013, 5:40 AM


Hey guys!

I haven't really put up any work in the past weeks but I have some wicked content brewing. I'll keep you posted.

In other news, how do you feel about the MGS 5 trailer. Even though I don't play videogames anymore, (rarely if ever) this song and the resurgence of all the old characters (Ocelot - my favorite ) is very tempting. If they ever do make a Kingdom Hearts 3, that will also be tempting.

P.S. - David Hayter is not voicing Snake - ?!




  • Listening to: Hikari (Instrumental) by Nujabes
  • Reading: HAyao Miyazaki - Starting Point
  • Watching: Sakuga Mix_R
  • Playing: Life!!
  • Eating: Apple Jacks
  • Drinking: Milk

How is Anime made? (^.^)

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 27, 2013, 7:49 AM


Hey guys! Check out this video from Danny Choo on his show "Culture Japan." He takes you on a behind the scenes tour on the Japanese process for animation.




  • Listening to: Hikari (Instrumental) by Nujabes
  • Reading: HAyao Miyazaki - Starting Point
  • Watching: Sakuga Mix_R
  • Playing: Life!!
  • Eating: Apple Jacks
  • Drinking: Milk

KOJI MORIMOTO SAMA

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 13, 2013, 7:22 PM


Hey guys!

Here are two cool videos by the great animator Koji Morimoto.

The first is an AMV made by a Youtuber who cuts some of Morimoto's animation with the song TOUCHY. It's pretty cool.




The second, Attraction, is an interactive animated film that he worked on with Unit9. The music in this is also awesome!

The trailer



The FULL FILM

www.attraction-lemanga.fr/site…

  • Listening to: Hikari (Instrumental) by Nujabes
  • Reading: HAyao Miyazaki - Starting Point
  • Watching: Sakuga Mix_R
  • Playing: Life!!
  • Eating: Apple Jacks
  • Drinking: Milk

TONIGHT

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 24, 2013, 4:47 PM


Hey guys!

Tonight there will not be a Sunday FanARt.


I have a few deadlines I have to meet for clients so I have to focus on that right now. In the meantime, lets get some votes on those polls. Dio Brando and Asuka are at a tie right now. (^o^) !!!

Orange by David-Dennis

  • Listening to: Hikari (Instrumental) by Nujabes
  • Reading: HAyao Miyazaki - Starting Point
  • Watching: Sakuga Mix_R
  • Playing: Life!!
  • Eating: Apple Jacks
  • Drinking: Milk

FanARt Sunday # 3

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 9:11 AM


Yo yo!!

Hey guys, I just uploaded the third installment for FanARt Sunday. You guys chose Kenshin Himura !!!

Kenshin Himura | B A T T O U S A I |The Man Slayer by David-Dennis

I had a blast doing this one and I am learning some new techniques.

Alright, next up -- You Choose -- Vote at the polls please (^.^) !!!

By the way, who has watched JoJo's Bizarre Adventure? I'm currently on episode 10 and it is pretty entertaining. A real throwback to 90's anime.

One of the characters is an option at the poll for FanARt Sunday...check it out (>.O)


P.S.

I am only doing 5 FanARt Sundays. 2 more left.

  • Listening to: Hikari (Instrumental) by Nujabes
  • Reading: HAyao Miyazaki - Starting Point
  • Watching: Sakuga Mix_R
  • Playing: Life!!
  • Eating: Apple Jacks
  • Drinking: Milk

Thank you for the 200 WATCHES

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 10, 2013, 8:56 PM


Hey guys,

I want to say thanks for watching my work!! I'll make sure you have an awesome time!

As for my Sunday Fan ARts -- here is another one that you all chose...VEGETA!

V E G E T A by David-Dennis

Remember to vote for the next character at the poll (^.^) !!

  • Listening to: Hikari (Instrumental) by Nujabes
  • Reading: HAyao Miyazaki - Starting Point
  • Watching: Sakuga Mix_R
  • Playing: Life!!
  • Eating: Apple Jacks
  • Drinking: Milk

FanART -- AYE YO!!!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 3, 2013, 6:51 PM


Hey folks!

I haven't uploaded any artwork to my featured folder lately because I am working on personal and business work.

You can checkout my Scraps folder for some visual ideas I am tinkering with.

As for my featured folder, I want to try and deliver at least one piece a week of a fan art. I will upload every Sunday night.

Here is my first one -- JACK FROST!!

Jack Frost by David-Dennis

  • Listening to: Hikari (Instrumental) by Nujabes
  • Reading: HAyao Miyazaki - Starting Point
  • Watching: Sakuga Mix_R
  • Playing: Life!!
  • Eating: Apple Jacks
  • Drinking: Milk