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Another advertisement for anyone that's interested, the April class for my Introduction to Digital Painting is now open for sign up!



Click *HERE*

In the course we'll be covering a wide range of techniques and info!  It's an introduction class but with the personal 1 on 1 critiques, it's design to be cater to every level students!

Lesson 1 - Basic Tools
Lesson 2 - Light and Shadow
Lesson 3 - Layers and Black & White Coloring Method
Lesson 4 - Coloring (Cell Shading)
Lesson 5 - Color Mixing and Painting[
Lesson 6 - Custom Brushes
Lesson 7 - Background, Scene, and Mood
Lesson 8 - Combination

You can choose between the full course or the self-taught option

What's the difference between Regular and Self-taught?

The regular full course option includes 1 on 1 video critique for every assignment you hand in, to help each student tackle their specific drawing / areas that they want help with.

Self taught does NOT include the 1 on 1 video critique, the student has the option to submit an assignment for a simple grade.   

HOWEVER, each student is still able to look at all videos of other past student's critiques!  With each lesson range from 1-3hours long + ALL the student's critique video, each focusing on different subject, you're looking at 20+ hrs of video and info for each lesson!

Click *HERE* to Sign up.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Schoolism at info@schoolism.com or send me an email at n-joo@hotmail.com
It's that time again for another Schoolism Sale!



SCHOOLISM.com Back to School Sale! Limited Time: Sept 16 - Oct 18
$100 off *self-taught classes

*What is a self-taught class? It means you can activate the class whenever you chose without waiting for the semester start date!  At which time you would have 100 days to finish the course. You can also watch the previous critiques of other students assignments, in which can be even more helpful learning from the past students!. The only difference is that you won't receive personal critiques on your own assignments.
Just want to do a little bit of advertising for HJ-Story webtoon :) It's now available over at Tapastic, a new web portal for web comic!

If you have a moment please check it out and subscribe! :)

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Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

When you guys have time swing by to my friends deviantart page genghiskwan.deviantart.com/ He is doing a poll of what to draw for this year's artist alley.  Vote on the poll, leave a msg to enter his draw for a chance to win 50 DA points. Good luck!
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For anyone that's interested, The self-taught is having a promotion right now at Schoolism with $100 off the regular price! (September's Regular class is full)

What is included in the "Introduction to Digital Painting" Class and What is Self-taught?
The course is an 8 part course that is tailored for those that's new to digital painting, but it contains info even for those that have experience in Photoshop.

The course deals with ...
basic photoshop tools and explanation
how to sketch in photoshop
b/w coloring
cell shading
painted method coloring
custom brushes
basic composition
and more!

All lesson is real time painting from beginning to end, with no fast fowarding.

Self taught does NOT include the 1 on 1 personal video critique that is in the regular class, HOWEVER each student is still able to look at all videos of regular session student's critique, for many hours of extra lesson materials!  Each student's critique covers different topic that each student has so the personal critiques are a unique tutorial of its own!



Click HERE to sign up! and remember to check out other amazing class from other teachers as well!
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I just wanted to replace the last journal so I thought to write a new random journal.  

I've been trying to get a bit more involve with personal art lately, I've been so busy with work that I haven't really had much time to surf the art sites for all the juicy arts out there, so I'm going to try to spend more time lurking around in the online art community.

I've been so behind with the DA notes/email and sorry for anyone if I didn't reply, I'm going to go thru them this week and try to reply to most of the unanswered notes :)  I said most, because 90% of the note I gets are... and i'll answer it here.

1) can you draw *fill in the blank*, but I can't pay, but i'll give you a big % when it goes out and gets really big,etc.  
I really want to help if I can , and I'm serious, but I literally have ZERO free time lately, and I need to work so I can feed my dog Jingo.

2) Can I use your artwork for my project,etc?
I think it's really nice that you ask for commission unlike a lot of people that just decides to use it without asking :)  The thing is almost all of the artwork on DA are freelance work done for different companies, so the copyright really belongs to them, so I can't really give the permission, sorry.

Anyways, there goes my boring journal haha, I promise I'll update with something a bit more informative soon.  There're actually tonnes of things happening in my life that it'll just take too long to type, they're mostly all good so yay!

Btw for anyone that actually reads this... can anyone recommend any really nice/simple artist website layout?  I really need to update my personal website, and any help would be good to point me in a good direction!  I'm so bad with these design type stuff so I need something easy and simple.  Thanks in advance!!!!
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Just thought to do a bit of advertising :)  I never officially announced HJ-Story but I'm sure a lot of you guys know, but it's almost been 2 years for HJ-Story and my 1 year wedding anniversary coming up soon :)  For these 2 years, HJ-Story has been created with nothing but love and passion and I want to thank everyone for their support and kind words.

For those that have no clue what HJ Story is you can check it out over at~

HJ-Story
HJ-Story @ Facebook
HJ-Story @ DA

It all began with a bunch of little drawings I did and sent her via sms messages on the phone for fun.  I was never very good with expressing through spoken words.  Her birthday was coming up and I wanted to prepare a tiny surpirse for her, and gathered the drawings and created a blog for her.  That was the beginning of HJ-Story :)

     

I've been planning preparing this for a while and kept stopping in the middle because of the amount of work needed.  I'm building a HJ-Story iPhone app! This time I'd like to ask everyone for their support, if you care about HJ-Story, please take the time to at least visit HJ-Story's iPhone project fundraising over at…

HJ Story App Fundraise @ Indiegogo



For the price of a McDonald meal, you can be part of the HJS app! and even if you cannot donate, please help by spreading the words and also visiting and "Like" the HJ Story facebook page, or just by enjoying HJS :)

Help HJ Story continue to grow bigger, and I promise to keep pumping out contents!  There're many more plans for HJ Story and thanks ever so much for everyone's support!
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Happy holidays everyone!  I've been really busy with work and thus sudden large update all at once last time!   Ever since I started teaching at schoolism, life's been even busier then it already was :(  I'll try my best to update little bit more frequently instead of a sudden large spam at once!

Due to popular demand, schoolism sale is back!

SCHOOLISM.com Winter Sale!
$100 off *self-taught classes
Sale until 3:00am EST January 25, 2012

*What is a self-taught class? It means you can activate the class whenever you chose without waiting for the semester start date!  At which time you would have 100 days to finish the course. You can also watch the previous critiques of other students assignments, in which can be even more helpful learning from the past students!. The only difference is that you won't receive personal critiques on your own assignments.


Introduction to Digital Painting
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Back to School sale is happening from today until tomorrow (Sunday 11:59pm EST) for $100 off of Self-Taught classes on Schoolism!

www.schoolism.com/school.php?i…

This will be the last time that Schoolism will have a $100 discount~! :D
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I'm planning to redoing my way out of date website, and I just installed wordpress and was wondering if anyone have any links or suggestion for a good cool wordpress theme that's good for a portfolio/artist website?
It can be free or paid, or if it doesn't cost me an arm and leg, even freelancer or company that does custom design,etc.  I'm totally new and if anyone can point me in the right direction that'd be super awesome! Thanks! :D
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Just did an interview and demo over at Schoolism for anyone that's interested!

Interview with Andrew Hou

Schoolism course for January sign up is now open!  and remember you can sign up for self-taught anytime!
Andrew Hou's Schoolism Course
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Another advertisement for anyone that's interested, the October class for my Introduction to Digital Painting is now open for sign up!

Click *HERE*

In the course we'll be covering a wide range of techniques and info!  It's an introduction class but with the personal 1 on 1 critiques, it's design to be cater to every level students!

Lesson 1 - Basic Tools
Lesson 2 - Light and Shadow
Lesson 3 - Layers and Black & White Coloring Method
Lesson 4 - Coloring (Cell Shading)
Lesson 5 - Color Mixing and Painting[
Lesson 6 - Custom Brushes
Lesson 7 - Background, Scene, and Mood
Lesson 8 - Combination

You can choose between the full course or the self-taught option

What's the difference between Regular and Self-taught?

The regular full course option includes 1 on 1 video critique for every assignment you hand in, to help each student tackle their specific drawing / areas that they want help with.

Self taught does NOT include the 1 on 1 video critique, the student has the option to submit an assignment for a simple grade.   

HOWEVER, each student is still able to look at all videos of other past student's critiques!  With each lesson range from 1-3hours long, PLUS all the student's critique video, each focusing on different subject, you're looking at 5+ hrs of video and info for each lesson!

Click *HERE* to Sign up.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Schoolism at info@schoolism.com or send me an email at n-joo@hotmail.com
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I've been so inactive with DA lately, a tonnes of thing happening at once... for now, I'm officially married (mar 13) and unavailable for eternity... but it's fun! :D
Also, I've been pretty busy with work and teaching over at Schoolism.

For anyone that's interested, the self-taught option for my Schoolism class: Introduction to Digital Painting is open OPEN for registration.

What's the difference between Regular and Self-taught?

The regular full course option includes 1 on 1 video critique for every assignment you hand in, to help each student tackle their specific drawing / areas that they want help with.

Self taught does NOT include the 1 on 1 video critique, instead the student has the option to submit an assignment for a simple grade.  Also, each student is still able to look at all videos of other student's critique, for many hours of extra lesson materials!

The self-taught is having a promotion right now at Schoolism with $100 off the regular price

www.schoolism.com/school.php?i…

In the mean time, July class is open for registration now, space are limited, so sign up fast!

I'll try to upload more art whenever I can, I have probably hundreds of pieces I have to find time to upload! :D  Thanks everyone for continuing to visit this page despite the lazy updating hehe
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The January class is now full.  Registration for April is now opened!

Schoolism course: Introduction to Digital Painting

In this course I'll be walking over the basics of how to paint digitally in Photoshop! This course is for those that have little to no experience in Photoshop, it's also designed for those with experience and would like to learn different techniques that I've learned over the years of digital painting.

I'll be going over the basics of photoshop tools, as well as showing the different techniques to render a drawing.  Lessons includes sketching, coloring in different style, custom brushes, textures, background and compositions!

Each student will have a 1 on 1 critique after each lesson base on the assignment they submit to further help each student individually on different areas!

For more info please visit, and check out the trailer too!

www.schoolism.com/?page=course…
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HJS

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 15, 2010, 2:23 AM
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Any programmer out there? :D (Tumblr Theme)

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 9, 2010, 12:01 AM






To be more specific, anyone that's very experience with Tumblr or whatever code they use for their theme?

I'm looking for someone to help me build a custom theme or rebuild from an existing one,etc.  If there's any freelance programmer or anyone that's experience with it that can help lemme know!  Thanks!!

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Who owns a dog? Advice/help :D ~ *WOW* thanks!

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 18, 2010, 11:04 AM






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I just wanna say Wow thanks guys for all the feedback, I spent time reading through everyone of them and thought to
type my thanks here instead!  You guys rock, and are super helpful in all the detail informations!  Thanks!!
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What's a better place then to ask for random questions then DA :D

So here I am, I've been thinking more and more seriously about getting a puppy, but I'd like to ask all your dog lovers/hater for advice so I have a better idea of what I'm getting myself into.

I'm thinking of getting a pug, cuz they just look so funny, and I could use a buddy around the house.

So just how hard is it to take care of a puppy?

For those that got one, are they awesome for keeping you company or how would u describe your life before and after getting a dog?

Any words or advice to get me more advice before getting myself into something I can't turn back from :)

Thanks!!!

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2010 plan and preparation! (Artbook!)

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 8, 2010, 7:37 PM






Well it's been a long time since I really updated my DA, thanks for everyone that haven't forgot about me.  I've been really busy with work.
My day job has been getting really busy, it's finally hitting production phase.. after 2 years of preproduction almost!

First of all, I'm going to try to launch my first book this year.  

Monster Concepts A-Z!

It'll include a lot of the works I've done for COW, and I'll be doing this book in the recent cell shade style that I've been doing (I'll do a seperate book for the painted work down the road) Still looking through few option regarding the publishers,etc, if anyone knows of any info in this area let me know too.  If anything I'll self-publish it ;D

Basically it'll be more focused on concepting and ideas, in a month or so, I'll probably make a Journal for everyone to just throw me any ideas for monsters for each letter.
I'll probably aim for 5 creature per alphabet - B - Brutal monkey dweller, Brainless cave crawler,etc,etc
Basically whatever random combination of words you can find I'll put a concept towards it and perhaps go through the thought and concept process.etc.

Anyways keep an eye out for that~ :D

Website

I'll be updating my website Andrewhou.com finally, it's in the process, as well as creating a new website for creatures, it'll slightly be revolved around a theme to make it a bit more interesting.

I've always loved doing monsters and creature but for some strange reason never really focused myself into it, and this year it'll be one of my focus

Looking for miniature sculpters

I'm looking for some talented miniature sculpter to build miniatures of the monster concepts/creatures.  If anyone knows of any good sculpters or knows anyone that's free for work,etc please lemme know!  Greatly appreciated!

Others

I've been a bit more quiet in terms of the online community last year, and this year, once I tie up a few more loose end this month on stuff I need to do, hopefully I'll be doing a lot more personal work and creatures design and posting on DA,etc,etc

Perhaps start up on Rock-off concept contest again soon!

In the mean time take a few second and vote on the poll regarding what you'd like to see in the book! Just to help me plan around the layout,etc :D

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Commission Time *Closed*

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 29, 2009, 10:41 PM






*update* the commission is in progress, going to canada soon so there're a lot of stuff I need to get done before that, plus it's xmas, so hope you'll all be a little patient, I'm working on it as fast as I can, thanks!!

I've been getting lazy with drawing lately, drawing too much during my day job, feel like doodling something different! Also going to start gathering some xmas fund~ ;D  

That said, if anyone's interested~

The sketch will be..

Digital

BW

Sketch Waist Up $15

[Samples] Shoko86 Commission 2 by nJoo Sephzero Commission by nJoo

Sketch Full Body $30

Semi-Cell-shade Color

Waist Up $50

[Samples] DJ Shwann by nJoo

Full Body $80

[Samples] Nibru by nJoo Zoro by nJoo

Commission instructions:

What I need from you is..

Payed Via Paypal - n-joo@hotmail.com
(Please leave your DA name on the paypal payment to make things easier, thanks!)

Send me a note with title of what type of commission (bw half body, color full body,etc)
-Full name (or whatever name the paypal payment was made from)
-Character info (If there's a reference, or a short description that you want me to concept/doodle up)

I'm probably best at drawing guys or ugly monsters and things, but anything would be fine ;P

BW
01 <Laudine> - Full body *Paid*
02 <BoOoM> - Half Body *Paid*
03 <Shoko86> - 3x Half Body *Paid*


Color

01 <Shwann> - Half Body *Paid* DJ Shwann by nJoo
02 <AlacDA> - Half Body *Paid* Alacrity Commission by nJoo
03 <Kraun> - Full Body *Paid* Kraun Commission by nJoo
04 <Manamaraya> - Half Body *Paid* Manamaraya Commission by nJoo

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Flash Animator? (Thanks!)

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 15, 2009, 7:22 AM






*edit* Wow I just wanna say thanks, I just got home and saw so many replies, really grateful for trying to help, I'm going to go thru all the links you guys sent slowly, but I just wanna say thanks for everything!!!

Just thought to ask, do you know any one on DA or anywhere that does Flash animation?

Something like Happy Tree Friends (htf.atom.com) in terms of quality?

or... the game Wakfu

If you know any one or link I'd bother them personally~ it'd be greatly appreciated :) I know very little about flash animation hehe.  Thanks in advance!

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