radiomaru:

Q: This isn’t meant to be an insult or a rant or anything of the sort, but I was wondering why in scott pilgrim vs the world (which I loved a lot btw) there aren’t very many people of color? There was Matthew but not any or many others, unless I was very silly and I missed them. Is this because…

Damn, I’m so glad that he’s given it a lot of thought.

You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.
Anonymous

samspratt:

Oh boy.

"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another. 

"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.

"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.

"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).

"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.

"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.

"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand. 

But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.

Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.

YES to this, a MILLION TIMES

This is a music video we shot over the weekend, for an Eyeshine Music Video Contest. We think we did a fairly good job! Eyeshine’s frontman happens to be Johnny Yong Bosch, one of my favorite voice actors, and favorite old school Power Ranger.

Anyhow, check them out at https://www.facebook.com/eyeshinemusic

americanninjax:

Based on this 
http://www.americanninjax.tumblr.com/post/78157219264/olgaulanova-americanninjax-bluejustice-i
This took a left turn when I remembered Superman will outlive us all. 

…Aww… :(

americanninjax:

Based on this 

http://www.americanninjax.tumblr.com/post/78157219264/olgaulanova-americanninjax-bluejustice-i

This took a left turn when I remembered Superman will outlive us all. 

…Aww… :(

samspratt:

SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY
In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.
In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.
As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

Just amazing artwork. Would love to win.

samspratt:

SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY

In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.

In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.

As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

Just amazing artwork. Would love to win.

Chad’s Life turned 2 today!

Woo hoo!

Chad’s Life turned 2 today!

Woo hoo!

Welp, some things just can’t be helped.

Welp, some things just can’t be helped.

sharpie91:

I drew these for one of the kids at school that love Ninja Turtles and soccer so I thought I’d combine them for him.  I might try and draw this again later with some references.  I don’t really get into watching sports much.

<3

sharpie91:

I drew these for one of the kids at school that love Ninja Turtles and soccer so I thought I’d combine them for him.  I might try and draw this again later with some references.  I don’t really get into watching sports much.

<3

We all love TMNT, we all love Teen Titans, SO I COMBINED THEM…

uggables:

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TURTLE TITANS GO!

Good GOD, this is amazing.

animationplayground:

Special effects supervisor Chris Jenkins says suggesting the dancing Esmerelda in spectral form within the flames of a fire is “the essence of animation — moving shapes and flickers of light to so engage the audience that you suggest in their minds many things at once: a literal fire, a dance, a character, a feeling of sensuality.”

WHAT. THE. HELL. Amazing animation work.. haven&#8217;t seen the movie in years, but I just might watch it soon.

animationplayground:

Special effects supervisor Chris Jenkins says suggesting the dancing Esmerelda in spectral form within the flames of a fire is “the essence of animation — moving shapes and flickers of light to so engage the audience that you suggest in their minds many things at once: a literal fire, a dance, a character, a feeling of sensuality.”

WHAT. THE. HELL. Amazing animation work.. haven’t seen the movie in years, but I just might watch it soon.