this is the greatest thing i’ve ever seen
THIS GIF LITERALLY JUST MADE MY ENTIRE WEEK A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER
I want to see a giant cookie in my life time as well cookie monster.
Okay, howdy there I’m looking for votes on which armor 1-3 you like best. Neige is getting a change of armor and I’m asking you! Yes you there, in the chair to vote!
So vote here:
Click here to go to the voting page
If you could share this that’d be great I’m just looking for opinions before I go doing anything final here.
DISNEY HAVE STOLEN MY ARTWORK
I don’t know what to do. I am so upset. Can anyone help me?
My painting was created back in 2010, (see it HERE) and since then so many people have expressed their love for it, not just on tumblr, but in many places. At least 9 people had it tattooed on their bodies. It’s one of my favourite images I created at University and I was proud of it in many ways.
I’m so mad because I have no chance at getting Disney to do anything about it. I had so much respect for the company and now I am just SO upset and disappointed.
Any help, advice or signal boosting would be amazing. And thank you so much to the kind person who messaged me about this.
Antares Complex has been going for 2 whole years! To celebrate I’m going to be coloring a pic when I’m feeling less sick. For now this is something I whipped up quickly for it.
Thanks everyone for reading and your support!
Antares Complex © Gx3R / Mike Girardin
Valentines Day, cheesy jokes, hurt hearts, all go together am I right or wot?
But seriously screw Valentines day.
Player 1 © Gx3R / Mike Girardin
Another of the “colors” thing I started with the series, Neige Flexin’ being red and excited [link] , this one being blue and relaxed.
Had fun making this, more detail showing that Neige isn’t the usual stereotype, she’s got muscle afterall.
After finishing it, sorta looks like Toji walked in on her relaxing after a workout, while she was watching TV, or whatever you call TVs in the future…Future-Vision perhaps.
If you like the pic check out the comic here: http://www.antarescomplex.com
Antares Complex © Gx3R / Mike Girardin
Ever needed a really clear message to send to someone when they said something silly? Derp fits, how about DERP with a dumb fox spread across the letters?
Art by: Mike Girardin
the latest in the lois-gets-her-art-stolen chronicles: a chilean publisher has decided to take this artwork, drag it through photoshop hell, and use it as a cover for this book, obviously without permission or compensation of any kind. not only is it copyright infringement but making book covers this ugly should be outlawed too.
anyways, i went through this before when i found my art printed on sweaters in south korea. i talked to a few different lawyers at the time, who told me that i needed a lawyer in the actual country that the theft was taking place. sending threatening letters from the netherlands just wasn’t the way to be taken seriously or get things solved. because i never found out who was making those korean sweaters, i decided to give up fighting after they were removed from the korean web-shops - it just wasn’t worth the money i would have to invest in pursuing it.
however, this time around i actually do know who the thief is (Puerto de Escape in Chile) and i intend to go after them. however, i need someone who is familiar with chilean law and ideally could hook me up with a lawyer in chile to help me out and give advice. i could also use advice from anyone familiar with these situations and how they can be resolved. if you guys could spread the word and e-mail me at email@example.com with any information, that would help me SO much! thanks a ton for reading!!
Well it’s that time of the year, family, hopefully snow, awful sweaters, irritating music, annoying TV specials, rage inducing music, people being trampled at stores.
…What I meant to say was, family, hopefully snow, good eating and probably presents! And of course that sorta thing would be in the future, though if it was X-mas or not is up for debate. I haven’t truthfully decided if there’s going to be anything like that in the series BUT, till then Merry X-Mas readers!
Just a note; there will not be updates till after December is over as the holidays are busy!
If you want to see what this is based on, check out this link to read Antares Complex the webcomic
Tools: Photoshop, holiday spirit
Antares Complex / Neige & Toji © Gx3R / Mike Girardin.
This was done out of inspiration from a journal post from JollyJack on Deviantart, who was apparently inspired by a friend/someone else, so it’s a bit of an epidemic.
So yes Halloween passed and some people got candy,
I got a hurricane and lost power so I nearly missed the deadline Neige here got a dose of Lycanthropy and a hankering for kicking ass.
So this is part of the She-Wolves of Deviantart thing I suppose, hope you like it and happy
If you don’t know who Neige is, she’s an original character starring in the webcomic series: Antares Complex.
If you like the pic check out the comic here: Antares Complex
Antares Complex © Gx3R / Mike Girardin
So Hurricane Sandy has passed as well as another storm but we’ll get ot that later. So Sandy hit and took out our power in the middle of the latest The Walking Dead episode and remained down till the next evening. Which to be honest wasn’t that long a time, and we didn’t really have any damage to speak of here. However there was a lot of damage over the island and some were without power for up to 10+ days so not everyone was as fortunate, infact some peoples houses came off the foundation and floated into a street I hear. (Not near me)
The damage around my neighborhood was quite interesting, many trees apparently had the roots cut on the sidewalk side, which made it easy for a storm to blow them over and rip up half the lawn. Heck I saw half of one guys front lawn entirely lifted by tree roots from a tree that was knocked over…onto his house.
With the power out this brought other numerous problems, local places had no means of keeping food cold and gas pumps need power to operate as well. This left us with people zerg-rushing the pumps bleeding them dry rather quickly. So there’s also a gas shortage, even now 11 days after the event it’s a bit hard to get fuel for your car. And food places were swarmed too, so if you felt like grabbing some fast food you’d be waiting on a line that extended around the place and down the next block or so.
At the time of writing it has just snowed, and that’s not very common for us in November, it was quite dense snow that ALSO snapped branches and actually dragged power/phone lines down to the point where you can smack with your snow shovel.
Anyway, point being it’s been quite interesting lately. If you’d like to see some pics of the disaster have a gander at the end of the journal!
There’s been a number of things sort of preventing me from working on Antares Complex easily, none of which I care to go into beyond a rough summary: Family visit, technical problems, windows 8 upgrade, hurricane, etc.
I’m just glad to have issue 5 starting soon even if it’s a tad later than I wanted, but such is life and I’m honestly just thankful to have my home intact. Issue 05 is a bit shorter than the previous issues, I had thought of connecting it to issue 04 via parts or whatever but I didn’t think it’d make a difference.
I’ve been spending more time doing some random sketches trying to improve my art and maybe have some more solid designs with the aliens and what not.
Well I’m sure not many (nobody) is reading this but I would like to get it out there that my heart goes out to those who’ve had no power for this entire time and now a storm on top of that, even more so to those who’re flooded out or had their homes burnt down! It’s been crazy for the east coast, maybe next journal I’ll have something less depressing and more positive.
Catch you guys later
Pics of the damage from hurricane Sandy
Cartoon self portrait of me, stoopid.
Art © Gx3R / Mike Girardin
> > > STOP ART-EDITORS WEEK < < <
[september 30th - october 6th]
The beginning week of October will be dedicated to raising awareness about art editing and the results it has on artists and the artist community.
WHY ART EDITING IS BAD:
To give a brief definition, editing art is taking another person’s hard work and tweaking it to please the editor, to make it ‘more interesting’. Artists spend SO much time on their work, making it exactly fit their artistic vision, and when they’re ready to share their work with the world, people think it’s okay to take their hard work, spend two minutes ‘fixing’ it up in photoshop and get credit for it. Because that’s what art editing is— editing another person’s artwork and recieving credit and praise for it. Think about the real artist’s feelings before you even think about editing.
Most editors get their work from pivix, a japanese art website. So with the obvious language difference, editors are unable to ask permission to edit work in the first place. So if you don’t have permission, nor are you able to ask for it, why would you think it’s okay to edit and post another persons art?
Another point is that pixiv artists aren’t dumb. A lot of them know what tumblr is. Hell, even some of them have tumblr blogs. They don’t miss what you’re doing to their work, and that is why a lot of them take down their work and some of them never post their art again, which is a shame to lose great artists over something so stupid.
Think of it like this— say I went downtown to New Orleans, down to the French Quarter where many artists line up on the street to display their art. Now an art editor comes around and takes a painting from one of the vendors and pulls it aside, whipping out their paintbrush and adding their own little details. The vendor watches in horror as the editor places it back, shrugging off the vendor. “It looks better doesn’t it?”
Don’t say it’s not the same thing because it is.
Art you find on the internet does not belong to you. Unless you are the original poster, you have no right to take and edit another person’s work. It does NOT and will NEVER belong to you. Just because it is easier to access on the computer does not mean it is not as valuable as tangible art. What this all boils down to is respect.
SOME COMMON EXCUSES:
‘I can’t draw, this is my way of expressing myself artistically!’
Learn how to draw! Drawing takes time, hard work and practice. And if you’re still not finding that drawing is your thing, and hey, maybe you enjoy editing images! If you really want to edit, try editing official work. This art is made to be mass produced, and the artists are aware of this. Another alternative is stock photos— deviantART, for example, has plenty of stock photos for you to use! That’s what they’re there for!
‘We’re celebrating the artist by making tributes to their work!’
No. You’re butchering their hard work and effort by cropping, adding saturation and uneccesary textures. Ask permission, and if they say yes ( which is very rare ), then you have the green light to do so! Permission is key here.
’But we provide sources!’
That’s not the point. The point is that editing art without permission is wrong and dumb, and it goes against most artist wishes. Crediting them does not suddenly make it a-ok for you to edit their work.
ZEROCHAN IS NEVER A SOURCE.
NEITHER IS WEHEARTIT.
NEITHER IS PHOTOBUCKET. Stop linking art there.
Don’t let editors think that what they are doing is acceptable. Here’s what you can do to help stop this:
1) DON’T REBLOG EDITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LITERALLY CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. If you like the picture, repost it as original with source to actual ARTIST. We need to stop supporting editors.
2) If you know someone who edits, kindly inform them or link them to this post. Speaking up about this is essential. If you don’t let them know what they are doing is terrible, they will NOT stop.
THANK YOU FOR READING and reblog to spread the word!
Here’s some Team Fortress 2 fanart that I randomly decided to make. Everyone knows not to touch the Heavy Weapons Guy’s Sandvich unless he tosses it out onto the floor for you.
Otherwise he may arm himself with a number of things on his fists to beat your ass with. Or just rev up Sasha and unload $400,000 worth of ammo on you.
Team Fortress 2 © Valve
Art by Mike Girardin