Over 2 hours of lecture.
Using your Imagination
Designing the Story
Movement and Action
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Back in CaliforniaHi DA friends,
It's been a tad long since I've posted an update. It's been a bumpy 2014 however I've survived and am doing well. I've decided to go freelance again which means I am a gun for hire or should I say a brush for hire now . I'm living in the Los Angeles area in sunny California now and I'm also teaching a Creature design class at Gnomon school of VFX. I'm back to doing art for me and illustration and freelance concept art. I've been contracted to do all the interior art for H.G. Wells "War of the Worlds" which will be published by the Easton press http://www.eastonpress.com.
good to be back in DA,
Happy 2014Time flies by,
Happy New Year friends. I hope to post more this year and mingle a bit more with my Deviant peeps. All the best to you and I hope everyone does more awesome art this year!
HAPPY 2013! and Epic gamesHi DA friends,
I know it's been awhile and it's shameful that I have not updated or posted in several months. A couple of personal and professional things happened that has occupied my time.
The personal is personal and I keep for myself. I can say on a professional tip is that I've been working as a senior concept artist for Epic games since August 2012. I'm very fortunate to be there as I'm in the company of some of the most talented and brilliant game developers and artist in the world. Everyday I learn something new or see something amazing.
This is no excuse for not doing my own art as I will still do that and try to post when I can. I've missed the community here and seeing all the rising talented artist here.
Happy New year all and lets keep doing more kick ass art in 2013!
New Game of Thrones "Lord Snow" printHi DA,
I usually don't like to plug available prints as they are listed in the images pages. Since I've gotten a few request for this one and a few others, thought I would let you all know
that I have made my Game of Thrones painting available as a print on Deviant. The painting was an original commission for a board game and was done with traditional oil paints.
Thats a rare in istelf as I work digitally 90% of the time.
here's the direct link
sketch book: http://www.blurb.com/books/2672557
Once upon a time in my Mind a sketchbookA collection of personal and commissioned sketches and drawings by J.P. Targete
including insights written by the artist.
80 drawings and sketches created with traditional mediums graphite, paper, pen and ink, and markers.
5 digital drawings.
The Art of J.P. Targete
personal blog: http://www.targeteart.com/default.htm
from the book:
"From the depths of my imagination and from all the media I was absorbing I was able to to create anything I wanted with graphite and paper. I hadn't even hit puberty yet but I was creating worlds a child should never create. Screaming beasts, barbarians, savage amazons and alien worlds .
There was no "Mouse" there was no "Bunny" there was only my world, and it was some times scary as hell. "
J.P. Targete 2011 "
A preview is avail
Just updatingHi DA,
Hope everyone is doing great and kicking ass with their art. Congrats to all the winners on the Collussus contest. It was alot of fun to participate in that.
So I've been real busy thanks the heaven with the crappy US economy. I've posted a few new images I've been working on. I just finished working a TV commercial Pitch with Pyops.tv if you don't know who they are just visit http://www.psyop.tv you have probably seen some of their amazing TV commercials, some very creative people.
Also I know I've been yapping about publishing a sketchbook for years..I know it gets old he he but good news I've started to finally put it together and will update with news on that.
till next time
NEW ART and NEWSHey DA,
I just wanted to check in and update everyone on whats been going on. First I have completed some interior art for a children's novel titled "The Sword of Darrow" written by father and son duo Hal and Alex Malchow and is published by Benbella Books. You can pre-order at Amazon here:
I've posted a few images in my gallery of some of the art for that book.
Also I'm working with a well known Film Director on a potentially fantastic project. I can't reveal any details yet and it maybe avwhile but I'm really excited about it. I'm also in the process of working on a project with Bad ass Zakk Wylde, famed guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society. I'll keep everyone up to date when I can confirm details.
I also wanted to take the time to thank everyone for posting and supporting my work and the other fantastic artists on DA. We are all connected through art no matter
More digital tutorial updates steps 13-16 addedHey all,
In appreciation for all my supporters and friends I've posted an online tutorial on my blog as mentioned in the previous journal entry. Share it with friends and your fellow artist. Drop me some feedback if it was helpful or not or let me know what you want to see in the future.
Also I'm dedicated to blogging more and sharing my experience in the industry and in my career. The goal is to help aspiring artist and seasoned pros who want to know my experiences good or bad, highs and lows.
So head over to this link to view it
Tutorial: Painting Dark Fantasy a Digital process by J.P. Targete
Hit me up with some feedback either here or on my blog, this is very helpful for me to know what I can do for future tutorials.
I've also added more Prints to my Deviant store so check it out.
all the best,
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
260 points giveaway. [CLOSED]This is my 7th giveaway, :iconpaa-kun:"s and :iconmarl1nde:'s 2nd giveaway .
We all :iconashish913: , :iconpaa-kun: and :iconmarl1nde: together have opened this giveaway.
Here are the winners
50 points :- :iconWolfsRainandKH777::iconMindl3ss-Cr3ator:
30 points :- :iconPetDaniela::iconavengerteja:
Congratulations to everyone
We host another giveaway soon
If anyone wanna help me in these giveaway then you are most welcome
1 MONTH PREMIUM GIVEAWAY!!!Guys, we have just reached 3000 pageviews!!! :iconomgcatplz: Amazing!!
The people who stalk my profile (especially my welcome-custom box ;D) may already know
that my premium giveaway starts @ 3000 pageviews~
I'm so happy~
Only one winner~
1 Month Premium Membership
Be a watcher!
Fav this Journal!
Leave a comment and tell me that you're joining!
Giveaway ends on sunday, 5th October
The winner will be chosen through random.org
New watchers are more than welcome!
Just to clear up some thing
Art and value of timeDear, deviantart fellow artists
Our lives go by so fast and the time for what we really want to do is limited. So, how to wisely value our time, how to make the best of every single day and keep on creating?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Sort what are the most important things you need to do as soon as possible and start with that. Make a list with what needs to be done and sort them by how necessary it is to do them, how much time it will aproximately take and how the result could impact your life. We have to make constant sacrifices in order to achieve our goals - instead of watching that useless youtube video, instead of checking e-mail and social media sites all the time, instead of whining that there is no time, but actually using what we have - everyone of us have 24h in a day, the difference between
[RAFFLE] Free Couple/Duo Sketches!It's been a while since I've did something like that!
SO, let's start with a new raffle!
What could you win?
I need to collect more experience to draw two people do something together.
So I need your Couples or a Duo/Friends/siblings (...).
I'll do maybe a huge sketch batch if I have some more time to sketch, ... so around
10-20 poeple could "win", I think. I'll choose with random.org and If I have a good idea
for a Couple/Duo if I see the references or the describtion! It will be mostly a black and
white sketch but maybe I like to line or color a sketch so, let yourself be surprised!
What do you need to do?
1. Add this Journal to your
2. You need to be a Watcher.
3. Write a Poll or Journal about this Raffle.
4. Leave a comment with a Link to the Poll/Journal.
Trick or Treat Contest 2014Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honor. At the same time, we want to promote the Artisan Crafts Galleries, so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible. Please read and follow the rules carefully or your entry may not be entered in time or even disqualified.
The contest starts on September 24th and goes through November 1st 2014.
If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!
1 Entry per category, maximum.
Artisan Crafts only.New entries only. Entry must be created on or af
Get featured! [feature for points]After some while of experimentation, I'm glad to announce that the feature thing is there to stay.
Over the last half year I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the community and the people that got featured, which inspired me to setup an even faster and fairer method of featuring people on my page. Want to join the fun? Keep on reading. Questions will be answered below.
How does it work?
First find the thumbcode of the artwork you want to feature.
Go to my page, and click the donate button
Make sure to donate a minimum amount of 50 points.
Anything below 50 points will not work!!!
Give the points. Your work will now be featured
(It might take a while. I need to put it up first)
Why would I want this?
The general idea is to give beginning artists the chance to have their artwork featured on my front page. This might se
AKUXBLOSSOM OFFICIALLY CANONLadies and gentlemen, friends and foes, etc:
We are gathered here today in honor of our precious babies, to celebrate a triumph previously unknown to our kind. Yes, the small but devout followers of the cult of Akublossism can now savor the sweet taste of satisfaction knowing their wildest dreams are at hand. I speak of absolution, my friends. I speak of the glory of the massive and indestructible ship we sail, and our conquest of the turbulent waters of the internet to spread our gospel to every fandom-shore.
I speak of endless possibilities, or more specifically, ONE possibility that has been acknowledged by Cartoon Network.
Some of you may be aware of IDW Publishing's new endeavors with Cartoon Network properties. Some of you may even be aware of one such project, Super Secret Crisis War, a work that includes both Aku and Blossom in its plot.
Long have we awaited this day, and at last it has come. Today may it be known that when the disbelieving world looks down upon us as fo
Massive art giveaway!To celebrate my time on dA, my nearly 500 watchers and stuff like that, I've decided to host a massive giveaway of some art by me! I'm sure you want me to get to the nuts and bolts of this giveaway, so here we go.
One Full Painting (with background)! ex.
One Icon! ex.
One portrait! ex.
One Icon! ex.
If I hit 600+ watchers before the end of this event, 3rd Prize is added!
One Icon! ex.
Deadline is the 31st of October. Plenty of time.
Conditions of entry:
You must be watching me.
You must comment on this journal. No comment, no entry.
These two action earn you one (1) entry into the raffle!
A journal entry/poll promoting this raffle will earn you one (1) extra e
JP Targete illustration dvds availableIn his first of three DVDs, J.P. takes you on an exciting creative and technical journey showing you how he begins a fantasy illustration, Dark Riders, purely from imagination. He covers the early stages of his process, from the initial idea to thumbnails, concept design and the final color sketch. J.P. also discusses how character personality, costumes, weapons and action poses affect the narrative of the final illustration. You will learn the creative process of composing your thumbnails, and how to use segments of your designs for future reference as you get closer to the final dynamic illustration. Over the course of the lecture, J.P. covers the uses of traditional media like markers, acrylic and oil paints, discussing the advantages of each.
Over 2 hours of lecture.
Using your Imagination
Designing the Story
Movement and Action
more info at:
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