"They were like a married couple – perhaps I should say a good married couple. Transformers being long-lived beings, they’ve clearly been in each other’s company for thousands and thousands of years, they know each other inside out, and they still have a love for each other. Their relationship evolved organically, albeit entirely behind the scenes, as I spent a year plotting and re-plotting the first 16 or so issues of MTMTE. I didn’t set out with the aim of having a Transformers couple on board ship. Chromedome and Rewind were going to be best friends (and it’s worth remembering that even having two characters who are best friends is (or was) a rarity in TF fiction), but as I wrote their scenes together I realized that there was a tenderness and tactility that took their relationship into a different dimension. So by the time I came to properly write issue 1, and they made their debut in Prowl’s office, they were a proper couple.
I didn’t think anyone at IDW or Hasbro would have a problem with the two of them being demonstrably close, and having a deep affection for each other, because everyone wanted the TF comic universe to be taken in new directions; and Hasbro in particular wanted John Barber and I to explore the more ‘human’ side of the characters. And I’ve never had a problem with Transformers loving each other because – and it really is a simple argument – if they can hate each other (and a four million year long civil war is ample evidence of hate), they can experience the opposite emotion. All that said, the Chromedome/Rewind relationship stepped up a gear – and moved fully into the open – with issue #16, when Rewind tells Chromedome (not for the first time, but it’s the first time we’ve seen it on the page) that he loves him. I was conscious that this was really nailing certain colors to the mast, and I was ready to make a case for those three words to stay in the script. But both John and Michael Kelly at Hasbro were incredibly supportive and encouraging, and the declaration of love survived the editing process. The reaction to the first Transformers gay couple was amazing – overwhelmingly positive. To be honest, I thought most people would be pretty cool with it, because most people are sensible and decent, but it was still encouraging to see. Hooray for Transformers fans.”
Sometimes I feel that people don’t really care much about others unless those others prove themselves worthy of attention.
Most of the time with artists - I feel like the majority of people don’t care to notice them unless that artist shows that they possess extreme skill. How much attention super skilled artists get compared to the newbie or less known who puts just as much effort in and who have just as much talent and love, their work rarely getting more than a second glance.
I’ve noticed all while growing up, people never would talk to me until they found out I draw. Suddenly people wanted to be my best friend. This still happens. Regularly. And I know I’m not the first to have been used by others for art. It’s a regular staple in the life of being an artist. Of any kind. It’s unavoidable and happens to all people - even outside art - some point in their lives.
I have actually grown to dislike being called an ‘artist’ because of experiences like that - amongst other reasons. I’ve been thinking that’s probably why I personally tend to be very distant from others. Or why I’m reluctant to tell others I draw or reluctant to talk to people. I’m not the biggest of people fans.
Or why I become hesitant to draw anything for anyone, even if it’s simple, taking long periods before I finally do them - which I shouldn’t do :/ I’ll get better at that. It’s not very professional.
And it’s sad that’s how things go for the most part. There’s an awful lot of the ‘wanting the artwork but not really wanting the person behind it’ out there,
Lastly just to add, however jumbled this post is, encourage young artists. Encourage the lesser known. The number of faves or views on anything you create does NOT determine your self worth. Don’t allow numbers to define you. And remember, that artists aren’t machines. Don’t get pissed if they don’t churn out art every week or month or if they choose to take breaks. Some artists take longer than others to create new things.
Artists are not around for the peoples personal entertainment and no, they aren’t obligated to perform tricks at the snap of your fingers.
Today I learned that during Be Prepared from The Lion King, when Scar says, “YOU WON’T GET A SNIFF WITHOUT ME!”
the actor blew out his voice.
So the remainder of the song was sung
by this guy.
Sounds like he was prepared
You can’t say that and not include a link so we can hear for ourselves!
That’s Jim Cummings in the end after Jeremy Irons!
What's your favourite piece of artwork you've ever done and why?PS) Stop being so hard on yourself
Good question! But I’m afraid I do not have a favorite artwork I’ve done,
I could possibly say it was this really old Dragonball fan art I drew on MASSIVE paper colored BADLY with pens - hah - it was my very first time ever having my art published in a magazine
OR my very first attempt at drawing a realistic human. I haven’t drawn a realistic human since then but my grandpa was very proud of it and I’ll admit, it was lots of fun
From my deviantART, possibly my Animated Shockwave piece from a few years back. I’m fond of how the colors came out even though I was just messing around. It was done on really thin paper too so I’m surprised he scanned so well (though you can see some wrinkled areas)
But I don’t necessarily have a personal favorite. Never thought about it…
Made a Tag Guide page for peoples. Easier navigation around my blog for anyone that needs it ~
And you always look good Shockwave… always
Hahah dude no worries! I have yet to create original characters of my own. I have made a few over the years but they aren’t very fully developed T-T
But I do plan on working on creating original things from now on and step away from doing fan art all the time. I’ve always kinda been a fan art artist growing up often showering my friends and people I admire with gift art of their characters because well, gifts are nice to receive.
I’m always surprised people recognize me from deviantART. Never really thought people notice me I’m really shy and don’t talk to others much but nice to hear from you!
More progress on Labby - flat colors splat down so shading will be next session… Kinda like her without a mouth
What I love about this scene is how it shows how much Chief cares for Cortana. He’s literally spent the most part of his life following orders from his superiors - doing everything they say, making sure they were content with his work and his outcome. He’s always done his best - not necessarily wanting to please but wanting to get the job done. He was built to follow orders and do his job - taught from a young age that that was the way of life and the only way. But when Cortana’s life comes into the question, those years of sticking to the regulations and saying, “Yes, ma’am/sir” every single time he’s given an order goes out the window. Cortana is more important to him than his whole purpose in life.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983) Vs. Seven Nation Army (2003)
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS LITERALLY THE SOUND OF COOL
Press play and you will find yourself wearing a long black coat on a windy city street holding a firearm that won’t be invented for another 50 years, your voice will be a full octave deeprer AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK PERFECT.
if only Lucifer had his theme song this would be it