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Favourite genre of music: Various kinds of rock and metal
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Sci-fi, abstract, fractals and surrealism.
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny.
Personal Quote: -An adventurer cannot venture into the unknown especially on an empty stomach.-Me
Hand Exercises for Artists!One thing that is VERY important is your health and for anyone who uses computers, exercises like these can change lives. So PLEASE, take a few moments and look after yourselves
How to present a PortfolioFrom Matt Hawkins - Topcow executive...
The best portfolio an artist can show me has 8 pages of sequential storytelling art from the same story with characters I recognize. Doesn't need to be my characters but a known character (this is so you can't use your character design to hide flaws or excuse weird anatomy). The 8 pages need to show multiple angles, eagle eye, worm view, three quarter down angle, one quarter up angle. The figure sizes need to vary on the page. Some forced perspective shots are a huge plus. Don't make the scene a long fight, need to see a few pages of people doing other things. Need to see lighting sources indicated. Figures need to not look crazy stiff and not posed.
Do NOT include older shitty work to show progression. Do NOT have a messy portfolio with hundreds of pages of random weird shit.
The odds of you becoming just a cover artist are so rare that people that just show me a lot of cover images or pinup
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A guide on making an art portfolio.Hello! Very often people ask me to review their portfolio, often enough to detect a certain pattern of wrong choices that cause potential proffecional artists to sit longer on the side bench than necessary.
The following article serves as a guideline but in no way it it the absolute truth or only route into getting yourself a concept art position or illustration job. See it as a checklist, before approaching your dream job.
It's the big artist dream to simply paint what you like and be able to sell that and make a ton of money so you can simply keep making what you like. Even though there are some artists out there that are pretty much living this dream reality, it is incredibly rare.
When you want to be an artist working for commercial things like: movies, video-games, tabletop games, tv-shows, graphic novels etc, you have to inevitably compete with tons of other great artists. A lot of those artists don't know how to market themselves though.
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Beginners Guide to Comic Art - CharactersMy comp copies arrived today!!
Back in September 2015 I was asked by http://3dTotal.com to contribute to the above named book. I was able to get :icondmitrygrebenkov:to provide a pencilled image that he'd done, get :icondevgear:to ink it up for me literally overnight (in order to be able to colour it within the deadline) and then get it coloured and the text article of 1500 words written. All while also doing the day job with exam writing to be done at the same time!
I managed to get two comp copies off them because the editor happens to be an ex-teacher. I mentioned that I'd donate the second one to the library of the school where I teach and she agreed! Yay for me!
They used my coloured image for the intro splash/publishers page as well as on the cover as can be seen. We also got a couple of gallery pages at the back and for those I was able to use some coloured images by :iconmoonlunatik:, with
Who the heck are you?First up, you need to read this article by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, via cgsociety.com. I'll wait...
OK.. Now you're back. I was thinking about how this article, which talks (for those who have skipped it) about how a business needs to build a Brand identity in order to distinguish it from all the other companies out there and to turn it around and see how it applies to us the individual artist and freelancer.
Let's take each of the 3 sections from the article
Artists have distinct talents. We all know this. Some can draw horror really well, others are terrific at Manga/Anime, others draw girls really well but can't draw a guy to save them, while some people are really talented at sequential art and others are best at covers and splashes.
So as a freelancer, because decide on what you're good at and focus on it. Become known for doing that type of art and area. I for exa