20 8 / 2014
After some deliberation I added a seventh rule to my list regarding referencing poses from other artists’ drawings. I’ve had it happen quite a few times lately, and while I’m sure my clients meant no harm or didn’t understand the frustration at having to work from a drawing for a pose ref, it made me incredibly uncomfortable in a few instances and it’s happened one too many times lately so I’m adding a new rule to my list.
(Also, please don’t apologize if you did send me drawings for pose refs lol - you didn’t know and I didn’t mention it so it’s not your fault at all)
If you absolutely cannot find a photo ref for your pose idea, that’s okay! I won’t be angry, I won’t be upset! Send it to me anyway, and I’ll draft up my own ref using my 3d model program from DAZ Studio.
All I’m saying is do not expect me to copy another artists’ drawing for a pose line-for-line because that’s when I will get upset. I’m not here to copycat other artist’s poses, even if you are paying me money. That’s just tacky and absurd to expect of an artist in the first place.
19 8 / 2014
Honestly I think getting a part time job would take a LOT of stress off you D: it would be more dependable than freelance and freelance would act as a nice padding whenever you get it… I hope things start to look up for you soon!Yeahh that’s what Robert was saying too. I told him I think I’ll apply to just that job since I know I could handle it and I’d have a friend that works there lol, and if I get it then great if not we’ll try and workout the freelance thing. vuv
19 8 / 2014
Well I figured I’ve put this off long enough so it’s time to update you guys on the home situation. My mother drove us out to Pensacola last week (I believe?) to look at some properties and rentals we’d spent days narrowing down to. Turns out the entire city is essentially a terrible dump aside from a very small slice across the bay lol. I was a bit disappointed, but I’m glad we made the day trip out there to make sure we were making a good decision.
17 8 / 2014
Hey so I figured you guys would like a comprehensive character page for my fandom kids so you can go check it out and be like “Oh so THAT’S what thing they are from~” or something to that extent..
I added fancy profile pictures for them and everything 8D
15 8 / 2014
Hey guys, I know this is an odd thing to ask - but do any of my art friends/mutuals/followers have any resources or links I could look at to help me learn how to stylize my artwork more? I’m hoping to eventually gravitate towards a simpler, more children’s book style of illustration so I can market my skills better towards that type of client. I need to start picking up project jobs and commercial work, but I know my artwork needs some work.
Any helpful sites/tutorials/resources would be great, or if you just have some of your own advice to give me some tips on steps I could take to work on it! I’ve been making baby steps of my own (simplifying my painting style down to more simple shading, focus on color scheme, no texturing, etc.) but I’m a little lost on how to best approach more children-friendly art styles I guess.
IDK, if you have any ideas/suggestions/links email them my way at email@example.com or just shoot me an ask/fanmail/reblog lol I don’t care! I’m going to spend the afternoon looking up some of my own hopefully while I work on fixing my portfolio. x_x;