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Seeking design interns who work well remotely and are willing to be available west coast hours. Overseas is fine. Must be using Adobe Creative Suite. DM or email pinguino@cuddli.com
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We're back at PowerHouse in Hollywood today! 6-9p, come drink and draw with us!! We'll have some art supplies, but feel free to bring your own!


Pinguino


Mentor Profile for seniormentors



I can mentor you in: Designs and Interfaces
Specifically, I can help you with Interactive design and branding
I can mentor you through (Mentors can pick one or more): dA notes, skype, email

Some of my work: (At least two but no more than five thumbnails)

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I also spent 15 years on digital projects at NBCUniversal working in web design, branding, and mobile. Right now I'm a co-founder at Cuddli and Spelunk.in

If you would like to start mentoring with me, please send a Note Note to seniormentors and include the following information:
  • What art medium would you like to be mentored in?
  • What is your goal for mentoring? What would you like to get better at? (Please try to be specific!)
  • Do you wish to work with any Senior Mentor in particular?

Please allow up to 7 days for one of our group admins to respond to your application. Pairings are done based on availability of the Senior Mentor. If the mentor you wish to work with does not have slots available, or feels they would not be a good fit, we will try to match you with another of our skilled seniors. Thank you for your interest in seniormentors!

Hope to hear from you soon,
Pinguino!

Interrogated by #seniormentors!!!!

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 5, 2015, 6:27 PM





So there's a fantastic group on deviantART where seasoned creatives help out newer artists through mentoring. It's called seniormentors and phoenixleo interviewed me recently! Check it out!

phoenixleo.deviantart.com/jour…





Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
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Hey Hollywood- Let's Hang Out and Draw!

Journal Entry: Sun May 31, 2015, 1:40 PM


Damphyr and I are hosting this event, which is a super casual stretch-your-art-skills thing!

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Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
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Tumblr

Journal Entry: Thu May 7, 2015, 3:04 PM


I'm running an account where I pretend to be a rabbit, basically. Please follow me - lemme know who you are and I'll follow back :) cuddlijuli.tumblr.com/

Posting lots of recipes, food pics, and some drawings. If you hate food pics you probably shouldn't follow it ;)





Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
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I made an app!

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:25 PM


First off, thanks Maiyunbby for making me this journal skin! It uses one of my penguin shots from Antarctica, and I'm super excited to use it.



So I've been pretty busy the past few months. My friends (tprophet and vudu) and I launched an app at SakuraCon on Easter. It's a bunny-themed dating app called Cuddli, downloadable now at the Google Play Store for Android. I'd really love it if you checked it out, and let me know what you think! 

 One of the cool things it has is a Facebook-style sticker store, and I'm looking for indy artists who have creator owned comics to design stickers promoting their characters. If you're interested in talking more about that, drop me a note here!





Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
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#Watchforever

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 6, 2015, 9:11 PM


I got tagged by Heidi - she made a #watchforever post, and I'd like to do something similar. I'm constantly being inspired by people around me, and these deviants are the ones who keep me creating. These are the ones who enrich my life, even if we don't get to hang out very often. 

scatteredcomics - Jason at Scattered made comics back when I was doing them, and he's STILL creating. He's inspiring new artists. He's amazing. Also he named my penguin sidekick.

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aunjuli Aun-Juli runs an empire made of adorable and tea. Mostly adorable.

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javierhernandez Javier's another oldschool comics friend who's always creating, making new books, and teaching kids how to make comics! He brings art and community together in a way that a lot of people don't.

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Yay! hope to see more #watchforever lists!





Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
  • Mood: Love
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  • Drinking: homemade energy drink

Quick trip to winter..

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 24, 2015, 6:11 PM


Last week, my boyfriend and I flew to Utah to watch his dad get a promotion at a University. It was a pretty fantastic event, and was cool to see a part of his life we hadn't been exposed to before. I played sushi chef afterwards at a dinner at his home, and even made blue riceballs of their school mascot, a bull. 

The next day, I taught four comic book classes at the Bear River Charter school. Basically, I taught 5-8th graders the basics of making minicomics, and the mechanics of comic book storytelling. Some were intrigued that you could have a career in art- the community they lived in didn't have many professional artists. Being exposed to art every day, it surprised me to hear that.

On Saturday, I watched the blue skies drop tiny slowflakes, and within a couple hours, Utah looked like a Christmas card. It's been pretty summer-like in Los Angeles lately, so the contrast was pretty surreal. We drove into the mountains and went sledding, and built a snowladycatthing. Super fun! 
 





Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
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Update and Jobs for Artists

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 10, 2015, 7:57 AM


Life has been awesome but incredibly busy. I just bought a Hello Kitty sewing machine and have been teaching myself to sew. My friend's app that has my art in it comes out in about a month, so I've been crash-coursing mobile design and animation. Everyone's been needing headshots and videos lately, and video is also very new to me. Bought a boom mic and LED panel light for that. Also, working on a movie prop for another friend. So many things.

btw anyone watching Arrow? That and Dragon Age are what I'm addicted to lately. 

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bQw  needs scifi artists for his first book! it sounds rad and i wish i had time to work on it :) but here's details for you to check out: 

Call for Submissions for a Book CoverToday I officially passed the halfway point of my first real effort in writing a long-form story and I decided that it was time to start putting together the more ancillary things like a blurb, pricing line editors,
And cover art.
And there's no better place than dA to do that, so...
It's a hard SciFi story dealing with interdimensionality so surrealism is okay.  The main protagonist is a 20s Asian female, physics PhD, science journalist. A secondary protagonist is a middle-aged African American male, photojournalist. Oh, and the other dimension has giant floating Portuguese Man O War jellyfish. And less gravity.
If you are interested and want to give it a shot, please message me what you require for compensation (money, credits, etc...). Please bear in mind that this is entirely the independent production of a slightly twisted Elementary school teacher.
Thanks!


bQw is an oldschool dA user and used to be a gallery mod. I'm super excited to check out his project.

Additionally, my friend stew is looking for talented 2d animators and character designers for his movie project. professional-only, but if you show me a reel in a note i can pass his info along to you. He worked at Universal for ages and is a great guy! 





Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
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i made a thing

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 7, 2014, 9:24 AM


the past year, my friends and i have been working on an app. I did the artwork for it. If you're an android user, we invite you to come betatest it at www.cuddli.com

To celebrate, we're having a party tonight at the Other Door in Burbank, at 8p. DJ Bolivia, who played for us in both Antarctica and Africa, will be spinning. He's here from Canada. Mark Zabala from Ninja Skillz, one of my favorite people, is also playing for us. And Carl Schwenk, fellow adventurer, is opening the night.







Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
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I'm back!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 21, 2014, 10:42 AM


Things I learned on the trip to London and Croatia:

1. London used to be a Roman city waaaaaay back in the day.
2. I don't actually like "chips" .. they are soggy fries
3. Croatia felt a little like Rome. Croatian food is basically Italian.
4. Zagreb is covered in graffiti. Some of it was rad.
5. London has some of the best museums I've ever been to.
6. There is one blue police box left in the city and we visited it.
7. Candy is better in Europe
8. The spread of 3D printers and lasercutters have opened the doors to incredible puzzles
9. Wooly Rhinos were a thing
10. I could spent months exploring all the museums out there





Design & Code by: Maiyunbby
Photos by: pinguino
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Flying out tomorrow to LONDON for the International Puzzle Party, and then Zagreb, Croatia after that!!

It's like I live on airplanes. This time I'm going Virgin Atlantic, so I'm super excited! Also my iPad's stocked with comics from one of last year's Humble Indy Bundles.
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I'll be there! For the first time in a couple decades, I won't be working the con. I miss my friends and would like to hang out with you!!

I will be unavailable Thur during the day, and half of Friday, but the rest of the time I'm down to party! I'll also be catching the tail end of the dA meetup on Wed.

Also Friday night we're field-tripping out to the Zomboy show out near the airport. Like dubstep? Join us.
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I'm hosting this. Come trade crypto or learn about the exciting new world of digital payments! Dogs welcome. Bonus if it's a shiba inu.
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My friend's mobile app company is looking for an unpaid intern who's looking for experience and a kick-ass portfolio item. You'll learn a lot about graphic design and the startup environment. You'd be working remotely, but a west coast schedule is preferred. This is an chance to learn a lot from people who have been designing interactive for 15+ years.

Drop me a private message if you're interested.
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Meltdown Comics in Hollywood is the first store to take bitcoin. I did a writeup on my experience, but mostly it was really cool to use a new digital currency to buy things I really wanted! Sure, I could have bought stuff online, but comic book stores in person are way more fun.

spelunk.in/2014/01/30/meltdown…
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After much deliberation and hours of research, I decided to go with Acrylic for my project. Since the actual project is mimicking the art of Pompeii, which is basically egg tempura, oils would be far too advanced. However, I didn't actually want to go to the effort of painting with egg tempura. While it can be done, it's way more complicated than this project requires. So, acrylic! Yay! I can mimic the style with thin glazes.

While I'm very good at thickening acrylic, I've only thinned it with water, which isn't really how you're supposed to do it. There are a number of different additives offered, and also a range called "fluid acrylics." I ended up buying a couple fluid colors for the underpainting, but went with a polymer medium for the other stuff. After playing this weekend, I'm going to pick up a glazing medium as well, as it's still too thick.

I also found that the best painting resources are made by the paint manufacturers.


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