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Where art, design, music and performing arts collide into one amalgamated crushing noise and filtered through my brain, down to my fingers and on to a website. My name is Bryan Hancox and welcome to my world.

Breaking Bad to the Future — Fighting Art Plagiarism: (PLEASE re-blog and share)

Reblogged from m-v-b

m-v-b:

( Edit: He FB messaged me the following AFTER I wrote the body of this post. )

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I know I don’t own Back to the Future parodies, or Breaking Bad parodies, or mash-ups - and my own piece was a (rather obvious) homage to Drew Struzan, a poster artist whom I greatly admire… but I credited him as my inspiration from the start, and I didn’t simply copy his image, I put my own spin on it. It was my idea to make THIS homage. I hunted high and low for anyone who had executed a similar mash-up in the past before I started work on it. A few people had done Breaking Bad/BttF mash-ups, but as far as I could tell, no one had done it this way before me. 

The day after I posted my initial rough sketch, Jamie R. Stone (AKA: Punksthetic) rushed his own into production, posting progress images in the same manner I had (something that doesn’t appear to be part of his regular practice). He finished his the day after I finished mine, and promptly started selling it on Redbubble. 

The problem here is that Jamie making money from my idea really does effect me. It potentially affects my sales, because people who see his first may buy it, or they may choose his over mine. It’s already hard enough to make money out of art without competing with the people who are stealing your ideas. That’s why y
esterday I posted this sardonic open-letter to Redbubble (written in the style of Walter White), pleading with them to remove a knock-off of my own work from their website. They did. I’m happy for that. I’ve put up t-shirts of my own work there now for people to buy if they’re interested. 

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However, unfortunately, I’m still dealing with this problem, because the plagiarist (Jamie R. Stone, AKA; Punksthetic) has not guaranteed that he will remove his version from sale elsewhere. 

Yesterday we had a long argument on his Facebook Fan-Page, (during which he had the audacity to ask me for a share of my own profits) where many decent people defended me - and one of his friends attempted to defend him. The only real defense was essentially; ‘Jamie isn’t a plagiarist, he’s a nice guy!’ Eventually, they gave up, deleted all negative comments about them, and Jamie’s friend posted something insinuating that we had arrived at some sort of a mutual agreement.

We had not. Neither Jamie, nor his solitary supporter have made themselves available for comment. To reiterate, they have told people we have come to an agreement and blocked me from telling people that this isn’t true. 

I’m asking anybody out there who sees this and disagrees with stealing other people’s concepts, to contact Jamie via his Facebook, his Facebook fan-page, or his Tumblr and ask him to please take his shameless copy down and cease attempting to sell it.  

And please, if you see him selling this piece elsewhere on the internet, let me know.

Thanks for your time, love you guys.

EDIT: Since I first posted this, he has admitted to stealing my idea and threatened me: 

So it doesn’t seem like he’s backing down. I do appreciate all of your attempts to get through to him though, especially those of you posting on his fan-page about the theft. 

I’ve been talking to other artist who have brought to light other knock-offs he has made. This guy is a regular crook, making a living out of stealing concepts from better artists and selling inferior work on t-shirt sites. 

Example

Original: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bamboota/works/9169808-leonardo-leads

Jamie’s Knock-Off: http://www.redbubble.com/people/punksthetic/works/10802795-bone-to-lead-leonardo

Please, make a note of this man’s name and do not buy from him. Tell your friends not to buy from him. Share this post around as much as possible and let people know that he isn’t worth their money. 

Thanks again.

-MVB

P.S: Below is a long transcript of deleted content from Jamie’s FB fanpage with much proof and very telling behaviour on his side. 

THE FACEBOOK TRANSCRIPT:

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Art theft is a horrible and caustic situation to be in, not only does it damage yourself but it damages the community around you too. Don’t be a plagiarist.

Reblogged from pixarchan

emilysculpts:

Expression Series - Toothless

Medium : Monster Clay (www.monstermakers.com)

Time Taken : 5-6 hours Each

About the Project

What an amazing project this has been!  Thank you all for the support over the past few weeks as I created each bust.  In case you missed it, I started out wanting to do a clay sketch series focused around the many faces of Toothless.  I produced a new bust every few days over the period of around a week and a half.  Expressions have never been my strongest point, so I wanted to tackle this head on.  And I learned SO much from it.  I feel like I have a better grasp on how faces deform and what makes a strong expression.  Plus, Toothless!

This project has been an incredible learning experience.  Sculpting a character’s face in a single position is one thing, but having to do variations like this is much more difficult.  You really have to understand how the face stretches and compresses and how the different muscles of the face affect one another.

After I completed the second bust in the series, I was contacted by Dane Stogner, the lead character animator for Toothless in HTTYD2.  He knows the ins and outs of the character, and offered to help me make each bust even stronger.  I can’t thank him enough for his invaluable advice.  Instead of struggling for hours trying to get a bust to look right, he pointed out the areas that needed tweaking.  Every time I made the changes he suggested, it brought each bust to life.  This was especially true of the “Angry” bust where I resculpted it completely (see WIP posts below)

About the Busts

I assure you, these aren’t made of chocolate.  They were sculpted from an oil/wax based clay, Monster Clay.  It will never cure and can be reused over and over.

These busts stand around 4 inches tall and were each created from scratch.  They were intended as studies or sketches so they still look a bit rough in areas.  I plan on going back later to add more scales, the nubs on the ears, and do another pass or two on the refining.

A limited number of cast sets will be available in the future.  I don’t plan on selling these casts individually or as blank paint-your-own.  I will release information on pricing and numbers once they are available.

Links to WIP Posts for Each Bust

Neutral - Happy - Annoyed - Angry - Angry (Resculpt) - Super Angry

Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?  My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!  I even discuss how to work with Monster Clay, the clay I used for this project.

Interested in a Commission?  To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

ATTENTION VFX AND ANIMATION PEOPLE, WE NEED YOUR HELP

You may have recently seen a post from me talking about the need for people to help create a live action Transformers fan film (by the fans for the fans), here is where you could come in.

There is currently a need for various people who can help with the animation and especially the VFX area of the movie, so we have a list of roles that need to be filled such as:

  • Compositors
  • Matchmover Artists
  • Concept Artists 
  • Animators
  • Digital Lighting Artists
  • Digital Texture Artists
  • 3d Rigging Artists
  • Matte Painters
  • VFX Supervisor 
  • CG Graphics Supervisor

If you are interested in taking part let me know on here or on the facebook .

We’re looking at everyone’s work and willingness to help with the film so come and see what you can contribute. 

Thanks,

Bry - Lead Animator 

Calling all Transformers enthusiasts…

So as of my application today, I am now the Lead Animator and additional Concept artist on the live action fan film (by the fans for the fans), Transformers: Rise of Unicron.

However I do need more people to be part of my team to help bring our characters to life, so if you would like to be part of the team please send me a message. Specifically, if you know anyone who can rig an animation models or work with CG, please send them my way. There may be additional slots for concept artists and other roles such as voice acting too.

Please share this post as it would be great to have additional people backing this effort. If you want more information please go to the site -http://davidhandle8.wix.com/tfriseofunicron or the facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transformers-Rise-of-Unicron/

Thanks,
Bry

A quick #horror style #comic #cover #art / #movie #poster sketch involving #bats, #skulls, #decaying #arms and #rituals. This was just something off the top of my head that I made on the train coming home from holiday.

#pen #pencil #marker #brushpen

A quick #horror style #comic #cover #art / #movie #poster sketch involving #bats, #skulls, #decaying #arms and #rituals. This was just something off the top of my head that I made on the train coming home from holiday.

#pen #pencil #marker #brushpen

Wall commission #collaboration with @stop_me_before_i_sellout . Influences from #alphonse #mucha.

 “Bry/Beard, get your pencils out”

#paint #painting #spraypaint #paintpen #pencil #ketchupbeard

Wall commission #collaboration with @stop_me_before_i_sellout . Influences from #alphonse #mucha.

“Bry/Beard, get your pencils out”

#paint #painting #spraypaint #paintpen #pencil #ketchupbeard

Currently doing a wall commission based on the style of #Mucha. Base level linework is halfway there, just need to sort out the surrounding elements. Wall is 7ft by 6 and half. 

#art #artnouveau #drawing #sketch #sketching #painting #commission #fun #illustration

Currently doing a wall commission based on the style of #Mucha. Base level linework is halfway there, just need to sort out the surrounding elements. Wall is 7ft by 6 and half.

#art #artnouveau #drawing #sketch #sketching #painting #commission #fun #illustration

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Sends DreamWorks Animation Stock Down

Reblogged from megadarkscarecrow

crazyhamlet:

otakusiren:

Guys. GO WATCH THIS MOVIE RIGHT NOW! 

STOP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING AND TAKE A GIANT GROUP OF FRIENDS AND GO WATCH THIS FILM IN THEATERS! DREAMWORKS ANIMATION IS IN THE RED ZONE AND IF YOU GUYS CAN’T GET THAT LITTLE PIECE OF INFORMATION IN YOUR HEAD THEN EXCUSE ME IF I MAKE IT SIMPLER FOR YOU! :

HTTYD2 + BOX OFFICE DISAPPOINTMENT = NO HTTYD3 AND NO DREAMWORKS ANIMATION IF THIS STREAK CONTINUES. 

SERIOUSLY, GET A HUGE GROUP OF PEOPLE TOGETHER AND GO WATCH THIS AMAZINGLY WELL DONE FILM AGAIN IN THEATERS NOW! 

DO NOT PIRATE THIS MOVIE AND DO NOT PIRATE ANYTHING ELSE FROM THEM OR ELSE WE’LL HAVE TO LIVE WITH DISNEY FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES AND I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I REALLY DON’T WANT TO JUST HAVE DISNEY IN MY WORLD OF ANIMATION TODAY. PLEASE GO SUPPORT THIS MOVIE RIGHT NOW AND SUPPORT THIS AMAZING COMPANY. IF YOU WATCH THIS MOVIE ILLEGALLY, THEN YOU’RE JUST AS BAD AS THE PEOPLE WHO PIRATE THE MOVIE IN THE FIRST PLACE BECAUSE THAT MEANS THAT IT’S NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY TO GO SEE IT! 

NOW! 

SUPPORT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION AND GO SUPPORT THEM NOW! 

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i’m gonna reblog the bold-capslock text.

It’s not currently out in the UK but I really would like to see another How To Train Your Dragon after the second and more animation by dreamworks. Please go to see this film in the cinemas if you can, it would not only be supporting my career but giving you an amazing experience.

the1janitor:

hidansays:

cons-science:

writer vs. muse: the animation

I tried to scroll over this

i saw this a few times but I just realized what was happening, this is sick


This amusing animated Gif shows how much time and planning is invested in animating.

Reblogged from megadarkscarecrow

the1janitor:

hidansays:

cons-science:

writer vs. muse: the animation

I tried to scroll over this

i saw this a few times but I just realized what was happening, this is sick

This amusing animated Gif shows how much time and planning is invested in animating.

(Source: 4gifs)

Reblogged from artvevo

bleedyourwords:

1 line drawings r harder than they look 

A technique I like to use myself, continuous line drawings are great for building eye and hand coordination as well as confidence.