I wish I was going, I had totally planned on it then realized I am not ready. To justify the time away and the cost I really want to have a portfolio I am proud of. I think I will be ready next year. I am in San Diego so it is not hard to get to, but I definitely want to get everything I can out of it.
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I have had a very favorable response to my treehouse painting on facebook and we have a Wild Bird Store down the road that I thought might like to sell posters of it. I was thinking of getting it professionally scanned and print a few to take over and show them. I'm a bit nervous about it and I don't know how much to sell them for, etc. Does anyone have experience with this? I need to be confident and promote it well...that's my biggest hurdle :-) I guess I can look up how much they sell for online....anyway, any thoughts on this are appreciated.![0_1498158719594_19401800_10212295200348667_5500418852925118509_o.jpg](Uploading 100%)
Thanks for your suggestions, everyone! I knew daylight/natural light was better for your eyes, but I never knew what to look for in electronic lighting! This is a light I decided to try out... it's affordable, and has multiple light settings (which is perfect, because the sunlight in my room changes a lot over the course of the day.) If it turns out to not work for me, I guess I'll splurge on a nicer/expensive one. Just thought I'd give the cheap option a shot! I'll let you know how it turns out.
@jimsz , I never thought of checking Pantone for lighting tips, but I guess they would know! While I don't do much traditional coloring right now, I'd like to get back into using my markers, so decent lighting will be a must. Thanks for sharing those links :)
I really think this is down to your personal situation. It boils down to whether or not what you're getting from working in a larger format outweighs the potential costs associated with working larger. There aren't any rules, remember, only your own limitations. I work with watercolours, and until yesterday (!) I've been working on A4, because I couldn't print on A3 and the task of tracing out an A3 sheet made me recoil in horror. Now I have a printer, I'll work larger. Dotty's suggestion is a good one, I think. Find ways around it if the cost is prohibitive for you.
Has anyone been in previous years? I know Will Terry is a huge advocate of attending these events across the pond, but I'm wondering if they are as beneficial here in the UK. What sort of things do they have going on? There doesn't seem to be any information available about the upcoming conference on their website as of yet.
@sensesis One other thing: There is an illustrator whom we mutually follow one another on Instagram that does quite a bit of product packaging and has been doing it for a long time with major brands. We don't really know each other outside of being connected on social media; however, if he's not too busy and is willing to help, perhaps if you reached out to him he can provide some thoughts privately on billing & contracts for packaging work (his contact info is at the bottom of his site).
@hidakat Hi there - those are called "clipping masks" and you create them by hovering your cursor on the line between two layers while holding down the ALT key on PC or the Option key on a MAC. You will see the icon of your cursor change and then you click down.
The layer above will indent. And now anything you draw/paint on that layer will only appear within the areas of the layer below it. So that base layer become the shape of the clipping mask. You can add a whole bunch of layers above one layer and have them all use its clipping mask.
Hope this helps!
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