@DanetteDraws I've been trying to whittle down the words to fit the images in my head. I have a good idea of how the pictures should be, but I can't tell the whole story with just the pictures. It's easy to cut out visual descriptions but my story is pushed by dialog.
@lmrush YAY! So glad you figured it out and that I could be of some help. InDesign is really the best there is in terms of a layout program. I couldn't live without both InDesign and Photoshop.
I look forward to hearing/seeing more about your book - please continue to share your journey with us!
@Rachel myself I don't even really notice the difference between them....I just use what ever one I have until the end gets worn down flat....lol...I have a piece of plexiglass taped over my cintiq monitor so I can push down as hard as I want without having to worry about scratching my screen. (this is also a good fix if you've already scratched the monitor put the plexiglass over it and you won't have to worry about making the scratch deeper)
@Christine-Garner Thanks! I think my nephew is going to take care of it for me! Yay! My husband bought me a domain several months ago through go daddy and so I guess I have that. It's not connected with a certain site or anything. He and I don't work well together on these kind of things, he's a computer guy, I'm usually way confused so, anyway, it looks like I have some things in place but lack the skills. Thankfully, my nephew is an entrepreneur and has helped people with start up businesses etc. so I luck out in that respect! He can put together a simple website with a cart. I built my other free wordpress site with the help of another author......I'm needy. Thank you so much for your insights and willingness to share your knowledge!!!!
Thank you for your advice on this guys, I've been looking into the software you mentioned just to see what my options are. Unfortunately my budget does not allow for Adobe CC just yet, however I want to learn 3D sculpting in Blender at some point (free and open source) and that comes with video editing tools and animation tools that might be useful as well. I would have loved to try ZBrush as well, I've been fantasizing about that software for years after I tried a free trial years ago, but I definitely can't afford that yet either. Bummer....
I'll let you know how I get on at my blog. @smceccarelli I took another look at your website, your art is amazing, I love your Brownies project and art of book. @Cyd your Tumblr is awesome
@evilrobot I like the idea of being able to include two styles. Since I am self-publishing my own books ( I guess it's a hobby job) I can try many styles and hopefully they will all be worth buying. The first book I did was for a friend and it was watercolor and ink. I developed a style for that particular book. My current project is done with rapidograph and colored pencils and looks quit different. I don't really have a portfolio organized yet but, it seems that if you do both styles well you could include both in your portfolio. If you get hired, they will let you know which one caught their eye, wouldn't they? Then you would use that style for that project. I think that both styles look good and could be marketed. Does that double your chances of getting work ?
@Timbdsf Thanks, I just guess I need to decide how committed I am to being a professional. I am almost 60 years old so I guess I hesitate to jump in too deeply when my husband will be retiring in a couple of years. But I am enjoying the challenge of developing my own books right now. It might be nice to attend a conference.......
The videos are hosted on this website using vimeo. I have vimeo blocked on my laptop, but the videos still come through for me. But, I think the best option for you would be to purchase the classes and download them. With the subscription model, you can only view the videos through your wifi on this site. You can only download them if you buy them, and since your studio doesn't have wifi, I suggest going somewhere with free wifi, downloading the classes and then going to your studio and watching them. I believe you can get the digital drawing class by will terry (it has a picture of a dragon as the thumbnail) fully downloadable by watching one of his videos about it ( I'm not sure which one, sorry ) and emailing to the email address he mentions. Hope this helps! :)))