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Justin Francis
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Hello and welcome to JFStudioArt at DeviantART!

I recently graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Animation. During my education, my focus was animation and motion capture, but I was into Character Art and Design before I applied, which is what my DeviantArt showcases.
  • Mood: Tense
  • Listening to: Epica - The Ultimate Return
  • Watching: Random Romance Animes
  • Playing: Magic
  • Eating: Frozen Dinners
  • Drinking: Welches
Since my last journal entry in February, I have been looking for work.  I hadn't had much luck sitting and waiting in Missouri, so I moved to Los Angeles and been here for about two months now, working at a motion capture studio.  We are finishing up a project, and I have check coming afterwards.

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Meguja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Black-Crow000 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Thanks for the watch! ^^ :hug:
moonlight-nekomata Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
thankyou for adding me to your watch list :)
JFStudioArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome. I'm attracted to bright colors that pop.
hsvhrt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Thanks so much for the favs, really appreciate it :D
JFStudioArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome
Star-Whisperer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hi! :wave:

So, I read a comment you had left on this picture of my character, Aki Athena. [link] I thought maybe I should tell you why I had chose some of her colors in the first place, I'm not trying to form an argument or anything though.

Well, I would like to say Aki is still a "work-in-progress" meaning I don't exactly know if I should do this or that with her, you know? Also, Aki is supposed to match me, I have pretty much really pale skin and I have brown hair. Aki is just some random character I made to match me personally. I know her colors are weird—different, but I didn't see any hand book of how to color her, so I did what I liked. Maybe their needs to be balance, but I like to go off the scale (expression ^^;). Plus, I didn't really like the idea of having just a white muzzle and brown fur and hair. I wanted her head to be white and her hair to be brown, along with the fur on her body. If their is anything more you want to share with me, please say. Just don't think this is anything to form argument, and I want to keep this as argument free sense I want to be on good terms, not bad.
JFStudioArt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I understand this isn't an arguement, and I'm sure I caused some bad frequency towards you and your character design. I was being a critic based on my own experiences with color. And after MP replied back, I didn't feel questioning your choice on those features would aid in anything. I merely was wanting to express my opinions on them.

I'm completely okay that you chose those colors for your own reasons, and I wouldn't force you to change them. OCs are OCs because the are "original" characters. :blahblah:

But I've been taught to notice focal points, where the viewer's eyes tend to focus on the strong parts of the image, in which gets the most attention. Focal points can sometimes be a double-edge sword by having too much focus, and they can stray the rest of the image away and become unnoticed at a glance. This is why I wasn't digging the pale face. The white face was so much focus that I had to look away from the face to notice the other details MP did. My suggestion
to change the face's color was only a suggestion. I would have to actually experiment on Aki myself to see if my suggestion would lower the strength of the focal point and help the eye flow throughout the image easier. I'm looking into pursuing a career in character design, animation, and dabble in some creative writing for storyboards.

The eyes I have no professional reason why I don't them, they just threw me out of my comfort zone and the norm. I didn't understand why her eyes were bloodshot.

I hope I better explained myself in my opinions about Aki, and I apologize if I stepped on your toes.
Star-Whisperer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, don't worry! I wasn't at the least angry or anything. I just wanted to tell you why Aki's colors are that way.:) Excuse me if I sounded angry or upset, I was actually happy about being able to explain her colors and why they are the way they are.

Her eyes are bloodshot for some odd reason...which I'm not going to go into details sense I'm horrible at explaining things, lol.

I'm just saying but I think you would do a good job with a career in character design, animation, and dabble...! You did a good job telling me about what I could improve on Aki and etc..

Thank you!
JFStudioArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Well if that's the case, you're welcome. I'm glad you took my critique better than I thought you would.

And thank you for complimenting me on my critique. It gives me strength to hear someone believes in me in my career decision.

I do have some design ideas for Aki. I read she is a fox wolf crossbreed, and it made me think of some other fur designs if you like to hear them. I'm better at show than tell though, but my art has been on hold so I can focus on my college paperwork. So I can tell you my ideas if you like to hear them, then you can experiment yourself.
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