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Victor Cañizares Coleman
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Hello, this is Victor Cañizares Coleman, but online I am known as James Corck.

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator, artist, and every day I do my best to improve my artistic skills, trying out new things, drawing for others and myself. You may wonder "Why an artist? Why don't you find a job that pays better and is safer?". Well, I read once that sane people become lawyers, doctors, or something other that pays well and has a secured position. If you are insane you make movies, write books, and do pictures. I guess I am insane then. Besides, I tried that whole "better job that pays well" thing for three years, and those were the most miserable years of my life. I only feel good doing this, I genuinely do. Doing otherwise would be to betray what makes me being me.

I come from a family of artists. My great grandfather was an artist. My grandfather was an artist. My mother was an artist. And I want to continue that lineage.

I'm the creator of Ask Movie Slate, an ask blog on Tumblr where I review movies with my character, a cute unicorn called Movie Slate. I also illustrate the comic series "Old Appleoosa: Tales from Eq-Westria" written by Fernindt, "I Will Never Leave You" and "Sanguine Kindness" written by Rated-R-Ponystar, and the comic strip series "Fur With Cream" (currently on hiatus).

I've worked for "BronyScot" doing graphic design for their convention, and came up with those "Best Pony Logo" edits a few years ago. I am also working with Silver Quill on his review show "After the Fact" as a title card illustrator.

I hope you all like what you see in my gallery, and I encourage you all to let me know what you think of my artwork in the comments.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you all have a wonderful time.

My Art Tumblr - awthredestim.tumblr.com/

Ask Movie Slate - askmovieslate.tumblr.com/

My Twitter - twitter.com/James_Corck

My Google+ - plus.google.com/u/0/1063476067…

My Pinterest - es.pinterest.com/James_Corck/

My Instagram - www.instagram.com/jamescorck/

My Picarto channel - picarto.tv/JamesCorckStreams

My Commission Queue - docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
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Hello everybody, Happy New Year!

SKIPPING TO THE END


I'm afraid 2017 hasn't started with the best of news so I'm going to be blunt about this. My father just lost his job. This was a job that paid late, and with a lot of problems, but it paid well. It paid well enough to support a house economy with four people, three mortgages, a credit, a loan, and had enough left at the end of the month to buy food. Now that job is gone, which means several things.

THE PLAN TO FOLLOW


We're likely going to have to sell our house in order to get rid of the mortgage and move somewhere else with a rent. I say "likely" because this is the last resort, and if it comes to this then I will likely drop into a month or two worth of radio silence while we settle everything and make the preparations. This means I will be updating everything a lot slower, and I will be working a lot slower. This is the worst case scenario, of course.

Until this happens (and if it happens) my plan of action doesn't differ much from what I've been doing during the past three years. Keep drawing, keep posting, keep taking commissions, and keep the house's bills up to date and paid (which to the day of writing this they are). You're going to see more streams in the future where I'll be taking commissions on the spot, and expect me to open up an Etsy shop where I can sell my prints and my mother's patchwork hearts.

ASK MOVIE SLATE


There is going to be a cut on Movie Slate updates as well. It pains me to report this but I'm going to do like the Nostalgia Critic and release Movie Slate reviews every two weeks, so the rest of the time I can focus on commission work and other projects. This means the updates will be less frequent but they will have better quality. Every other week I will be making small posts, or perhaps editorials with re-used assets.

CONCLUSION


2016 hasn't been the best year ever, and if it was a person I think it'd be judged and executed for crimes against humanity. I don't intend for 2017 to be the same, and while this is a huge bummer and one serious impact to me and my family, I'm not going to let this year be as bad as the previous one. I don't remember who said this, but when the going gets tough the tough get going. Let's see how true this is.

Feel free to follow me in any of these other websites.

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  • Listening to: Interstellar, by Hans Zimmer
  • Reading: Captain Marvel #1
  • Watching: Red Letter Media's Half in the Bag
  • Playing: DOOM (2016)
  • Eating: Pasta (lots of it)
  • Drinking: Coffee
Fanart - MLP. Flippity Flopped, Title Card
Commission for Midnight Scribe.

Let's start 2017 with a very lysergic pony drawing.

Midnight, like me, is a child of the 80's and 90's, and so we both enjoy the bright and colorful neon aesthetic that was so popular back then. It's quite joyous to see this look is making somewhat of a come back with movies like "Drive", "Nightcrawler" and "The Neon Demon", in fact I had Nicolas Winding Refn in mind the whole time I was drawing this picture.  This one was a relaxing piece to work on, truth be told. I had fun with the contrast, got adventurous with the shading, did it more colorful than what I'm sued to yet still managed to keep it my signature level of dark.

Also I have a soft spot for bushy curly hair styles that are borderline afro. They are pretty cool. And yes, he is dodging vinyl records that are being flung at him.

I hope you guys enjoy the picture!

You can also check the Making of Post right here.

Please, let me know what you think of it in the comments. I appreciate and every single one I receive.

Thank you!


Check Midnight Scribe's websites below here.

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James Corck's Art Summary - 2016
Blank Template - 2016 Summary of Art BLANK

I made one of these last year and it turned out to be quite a lot of good fun. It feels kind of odd to look back and see all of the pieces I've done this year, and even more odd to try and pick from all of them. I managed to fill all the squares again! This has been quite a busy year for Movie Slate, which is why there's so much of her in there. Lets see if 2017 brings some more variation (and some more good things, because holy shit this year).

Here you have a series of links to all the drawings used in this summary.

January - Ask Movie Slate - Paprika
February - Ask Movie Slate - Wild Wild West
March - Ask Movie Slate - Fury
April - Ask Movie Slate - Zootopia
May - Fanart - MLP. Dendrophiliac Draconequus
June - Ask Movie Slate - How to Train your Dragon 2
July - After the Fact - Rarity Investigates, Title Card
August - Ask Movie Slate - Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron
September - Ask Movie Slate - The Shot Around the World
October - Inktober - The Servant
November - Fanart - MLP. Changevolution
December - I Will Never Leave You - Page 18

Thank you guys for taking the time to check this out, and sorry for the clip-show. Just like last year I am very self-aware that this is pretty much filler, but I like doing these so nuts to the guilt and lets have fun.

This year I ended up producing a total of 129 deviations here (combining all Movie Slates, fully colored pictures, sketches, and concept art) which greatly breaks the numbers of 2015 by 50 pieces. So even though 2016 was a shit year in pretty much all fronts it sure wasn't shit when it came to the art department. Let's see if next year we break this one and tear it apart.

Thank you all so much for following me, thank you so much for supporting me and my craft, and I wish you all a wonderful start of the year. Here's to more artwork, more creativity, and more ideas.

Feel free to follow me in any of these other websites.

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[ Movie Slate's Ask Blog ] [ Pinterest ] [ Picarto ]
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Movie Slate - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Ask Movie Slate - Episode 207 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Featuring (from left to right) the characters created by :iconmithosandnai: :iconchaoscroc: :iconsketchysounds: ask-Pun :iconcornerengy:
:iconpandramodo: :iconmechanized515: :iconmad--munchkin: :iconwilizin:

This is a text book example of a picture that somehow, I don't know how, managed to run away from me and just never stopped. What started up as a simple picture spoofing what would've been the set of "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" turned into a group shot with as many characters as I could put in while still keeping it consistent with the movie I'm reviewing with Movie Slate. It sucks that I couldn't figure out how to include more characters in here, and I intend to compensate next year by drawing even more, this time without being constrained by the surprisingly small cast of characters this movie has to offer. Then again I think 12 characters is a fairly good amount for a drawing that I finished in extremis and with a rather ridiculous (and self-imposed) deadline.

"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" is one of those movies that fall in the same category as "Birdemic: Shock and Terror", "Manos: The Hands of Fate", "The Room" and pretty much anything Uwe Boll has directed. It's considered one of those "so bad it's good" movies for several reasons, mostly because it has so many problems in it, and they combine together in such perfect harmony, that the end result is something that's incredibly awful but also very entertaining. I kind of agree with that mentality, but to me "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" is above all those other movies because, unlike them, this one feels like it's got all of its cynicism removed from the get go. There is an aura of innocence floating all over the product that I can't help but find intoxication. That guy they have playing Santa is just so joyful, so happy, but at the same time he's so concerned and worried. The Martians themselves actually have somewhat good motivations. While kidnapping Santa Claus isn't the way to go they are rather reasonable when doing so, and their reasons to do that is for the future and well being of their own children. Hell, even the kids are actually quite good. They're not really interesting, but they never feel out of place. It's like watching a school play put together by kids and their parents, achieving a good balance between charming and awkward, but without cancelling each other out. The awkward moments often lead to charming resolutions, while sometimes charming set ups can end with awkward pay offs.

But in the end I'm actually quite surprised by how much I enjoyed "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians". It's a perfect awful and fun movie that I think anyone should watch during Christmas. Just like "Reefer Madness" it's public domain and you can find it anywhere, even on YouTube. So if you haven't seen it already, stop reading this, go find it, watch it, and then come back and tell me what you think.

I actually enjoyed myself a lot with this one, despite whatever grievances I had with it. If you can't tell, I was inspired by the "Where's Waldo?" books when drawing this one. It was rather heartfelt to bring back the characters of my good friend :iconmithosandnai: for a small cameo. I'm feeling more comfortable drawing them after his passing, and I hope to keep featuring them when it feels right for the movie. Yes, I included them because they are colored green, like the Martians. I'm sure he would've found it funny. I was going to have Diamond Tiara and Pipsqueak as the two kids in the movie, but on the last minute I went with Mary Sue and Mad Munchkin instead. I thought it would be better to have only OCs featured in this picture, no canon ponies. Also one of the kids behaves exactly like a Mary Sue, being perfect and super smart, and since Mary Sue can't be without supervision she dragged Maddie Pony into the freight. Poor Hoover Sweeps is just there in the background sighing and wishing for a better job, hoping there's not much "Totally-not-Asbestos" to clean afterwards. I like the concept of having many characters and their different stories interconnecting and combined in one single picture. It's so much fun!

Now I have to make it bigger next time.

I hope you guys enjoy the picture!

You can check Movie Slate's post on Tumblr right here.


You can also check the Making of Post right here.

Please, let me know what you think of it in the comments. I appreciate and every single one I receive.

Thank you!


Feel free to follow me in any of these other websites.

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Movie Slate - Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer
Ask Movie Slate - Episode 206 - Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer.

Featuring :icontyandagaart: as the wrongly accused deer.

That goddamn title is too long for this website.

You know when you're feeling really sad, and angry, and you're working on your picture when suddenly you mess with the command keys on your keyboard and you press the wrong combination? That's exactly what happened to me when I was working on this piece. I was stupid enough to use Ctrl+Shift+U command on the "screen" layer that I use to add highlights and light, which desaturated the whole thing making it look like I just brightened the whole thing using nothing but white. No color, no vibrancy, nothing but pure fucking white, and I noticed the fluke way too late. So I had to go over the whole thing from the start. This is what happens when you're dealing with a crippling outburst of depression and anxiety, folks.

All tech difficulties aside, I actually had fun with this one. I've been wanting to give Tyandaga a cameo in Movie Slate and I thought this one was rather fitting. I've been wanting to take a spin on that one joke from Jim Carrey's "The Grinch" that everyone talks about and I thought this was a somewhat appropriate context. It's not like Equestria doesn't have their equivalent of racial profiling. There is that rather shocking assumption that all gryphons are assholes (and that Lost Treasure of Griffonstone episode didn't help). Also I wanted to draw Marge Gunderson pony, because Marge Gunderson is just perfect, and I'll take every opportunity to draw her.

"Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer"
is one of those movies I wasn't expecting to even exist. Granted it wasn't until the Nostalgia Critic braved himself into it that I heard of it, but it's honestly kind of insane that there is an animated family movie with said title that has an old woman getting run over by Santa Claus on his sleigh. It's like it slipped from an alternate universe and somehow landed on ours, along with the song that inspired it. With that said I think this movie has become an instant guilty pleasure of mine. Sure, it's not very festive seeing a pretty sweet and kind old granny get run over by a reindeer but the tone, the constant innuendos, the train-wreck-on-fire level of the animation, and the abrupt shifting of the song segments are what brings the awful factor to such harmony that it's kind of a sight to behold. Also it has a "Fargo" reference in it and the last ten minutes turns into "To Kill a Mockingbird" but with Santa Claus in the accused chair, so to me that's all I ask for in a terrible movie. It is terrible but it's so entertain at being terrible that's impossible for me not to have fun with it.

I hope you guys enjoy the picture!

You can check Movie Slate's post on Tumblr right here.


You can also check the Making of Post right here.

Please, let me know what you think of it in the comments. I appreciate and every single one I receive.

Thank you!

Feel free to follow me in any of these other websites.

[
Art Tumblr ] [ Twitter ] [ Instagram ] [ Google+ ]

[
Movie Slate's Ask Blog ] [ Pinterest ] [ Picarto ]
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ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also Movie Slate is one of the most adorable OC's I've ever seen. I love her name, design and entire concept. <3
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

She's a bit of a pain in the ass to draw, but in the end drawing her is very rewarding. Thank you so much for your words :)
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ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you're doing OK. From all your journals you seem like a really good person. Please know you're worth it and both the art you share as well as the kindness you show others is appreciated. 
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm doing as good as I can :)

Thank you for your kind words, they are really welcome and they come at the perfect time. I've had a couple of rough days and staying strong can be hard. Thank you so much for being there and supporting me and what I do :)
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ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^ 
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