It is hard juggling the time between being an artist and being a mom. I love Dave Ramsey too. I will have to check out the mustache guy. I also enjoy listening to YouTube Videos by Fun Cheap or Free while i am drawing sometimes. She is more about the practical day to day implementing of saving money. Dave Ramsey is great for big picture. Good luck, it gets easier as they get older. I have 5 kids from 14 to 1 1/2. I keep telling myself that too!
So, my friend Takeshi, was disturbed by all my monsters and told me I should do angels when I finished the monsters...so, this morning I gave it a whirl. So this is Takeshi's angel. Not planning on doing anymore angels. I don't think :-).
@jonas-zavacky It seems like the same advice applies doesn't it? Decide where you're going with you art and what you need to get there. If it involves environments, learn that and do that. If it involves something else, do those things. But it all comes down to first deciding what you actually want to do.
thank you so much for everything you do, I usually watch your videos while I'm drawing and they give me tons of motivation!
I recently started to get into watercolor, didn't do that for years now. And am really afraid of f-ing up every piece I start. But I think it's going quite well even though I know I have a lot to learn, an can usually name uncountable things that I want to do better the next time :D
Here is the piece I would love a critique on:
It's the essence of the fairytale 'The star money', my favorite fairy tale when I was a child.
My main goal in this piece was actually to not focus on just the character but work with a light source that casts hard shadows (in this case the glowing star money), as well as a full background. I usually just draw characters not connected to a scenery (so there usually is no specified light source) so this was good practice. I started by sketching on a piece of paper, then scanned it in and tried out different color combinations and shadowing. Then went back to my drawing table and first sketched then colored it.
Since it's the first time I drew something that complex with watercolors I would appreciate it so much if you could give me some feedback. I bet you see stuff I didn't know yet that it was wrong because I had so much to focus on :D
My last two monsters. Inktober Days 13 and 14
3 black eyes
They close their eyes and say Grrrr.....OOPS!
Sorry, Sylvie, this one says Rawr!
Eye color green.
Lily's Monster black and white ink version and colorized version.
scared kids hide under bed
belly color can change
sharp, sharp, toenails
You can do your own merchandising. For people who just like character design or who don't want to create a story or world for the characters they draw, a good idea is to sell prints and merchandise like mugs, pillows, phone cases, stickers, t-shirts and greeting cards. Check out places like Etsy or print on demand sites to see what's being done and how you can bring something new to the table.
There's also fashion design or perhaps personalized scrap booking art. You could cartoon someone's kids and print sheets of papers and stickers for their scrapbook. You can print your own shower curtains and fabrics now too. You could do an entire home in "storybook style" if that's your thing. I'll just mention that I've never seen any storybook style car decor that wasn't Disney related. (Tinkerbell window decals and so forth.)
"Design" is a pretty big tree, and you could explore some of it's branches. haha
@tessw Ha! Ha! I'm thinking that his body postition is such a reflection of me and my anxiety :-) I am always feeling like I need to get going on something and need to relax more :-) Interesting. I have to go paint in an hour or so and should have this done. I appreciate your input! I think I will need to make it work as him getting up or something unless I can redraw all. Well, I'll see what I can accomplish. Thanks!