Here is a video that talks about it - it may be only for certain models of the Pixma. We have exactly the same printer this guy talks about at the agency and it prints very very close to what we see on screen. Unfortunately it’s too big and expensive for my private studio....some more time...
I am new to teaching and have a class "Introduction to illustration" to middle school children... Ages 11 year to 16 years old. Any advice on pace and keeping the energy up in the room? I know every situation is unique,but... my 3 hour class gets very quite and focused...sometimes its hard read the interest level...I debate about creating short quick 15 min assignments, or let them work longer and just meet with them one on one....any personal experience or advice welcome. Thanks
@ma-kome hey there! glad you are checking out the site. Like Rich said, we have almost 70 recorded videos. This next year we will be offering many more live/interactive classes as well as critiques like the Fall 2016 video. Take your time and look around. There is a lot of stuff to see! : )
Hi @rwarner , welcome! They are planning to do a curriculum soon to help with which classes to take and in what order. Those two classes are the ones I started with! Still figuring it out as I go, but here is the course order recommended by Jake Parker when this question has come up in the past:
PHASE 1: Fundamentals:
HOW TO DRAW EVERYTHING
VISUALIZING DRAWING IN PERSPECTIVE
LIGHT AND SHADOW
PHASE 2: Learning Digital
10 STEP DIGITAL PAINTING
PHASE 3: Color
WORKING WITH COLOR
PAINTING COLOR AND LIGHT
PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP
PHASE 4: Characters
DRAWING HEROES AND SIDEKICKS
DRAWING VILLAINS AND MONSTERS
POSING CHARACTERS - CHILDREN'S BOOK EDITION
STYLIZING HUMAN CHARACTERS
BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR CHARACTER DESIGNS
PHASE 5: Illustration
CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT DESIGN
VISUAL STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES
MIXED MEDIA-WATERCOLOR AND DIGITAL
LUMINOUS LIGHTING IN MIXED MEDIA
ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN'S BOOKS PART1
Also watch all the critique sessions you can. You'll learn a TON from those. There's hours of critiques we did for 3rd Thursday webinars you can see here.
And watch the demos too. There's a lot to learn there as well.
You may want to think about doing Open Edition and/or Limited Edition prints. Normally small prints (around 8x10) are Open Edition. You can sell them cheap and as many as you want. Large archival fine art prints are usually Limited Edition. They must be numbered and signed. It is more exclusive and can sell them at a higher price. This depends on your art and your customer base. I offer both.
Also to consider when you decide to do your own prints is how to ship it. I ship mine flat because I was never good at rolling prints. I always put a crease in it no matter how careful I am. If you are matting your print, it'll have to be shipped flat obviously. Shipping it flat means having extra backing boards to keep it from getting bent. Which means the package is heavier and costs more. For me, the hardest part of doing prints was figuring out the fulfillment part. Finding the right envelopes, learning how to calculate shipping costs, and scheduling when to pack and getting it out. I'm still trying to find a better way.
Some days I contemplate on if I should use INPRINT or other print-on-demand services... You don't make as much but you don't spend as much.
Actually although 360 isn’t something I’m yet into, I have made one or two animated stories....or rather animated my illustrations and they’ve brought in more work.
So much so that as adobe have a Black Friday deal on their membership I’m going to expand my photo subs to get the full suite. Does mean though learning yet more software, but as long as I only dive in to what I need - after effects, premier, animation and expand my illustrator knowledge - I should be ok.
And as I’ve got a meeting to discuss creating an animation this Wednesday, should pay for itself.
Deal is until 24 nov if anyone is interested, 20% off
And animated pics I think is more accurately called motion graphics artist. Just bought a book on it this morning.
Oh, and just to say, you can do a load with Procreate and LumaFusion software straight on the iPad!
@amelia-bothe I am sure you are fine with working on your painting and then submitting. The point this month is to take your time and make it the best you can. Don't forget to post your progress along the way, it helps getting feed back from the community. Good Luck!
Have a look on Ebuyer, they have some monitors. I got a dell ultrasharp about 7 years ago and its still as good as new so I can vouch for the quality, but there are much cheaper alternatives available now, and the dells are cheaper nowadays too. My sister has the 24 inch dell ultrasharp which is also very good and rotates as well as tilts. They come ready calibrated with colour preset profiles- adobe rgb which is handy.
There are loads of alternate monitors that would probably be great too https://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer/cat/Monitors/subcat/24"-Monitors?sort=rating+descending
I'd invite any and all to participate in Slowvember (www.slowvember.com). It's the oppostite of inktober in that you pick one thing you really want to work on, then slow down and make it as good as you can.
The great part about inktober is it gets the pen moving. Awesome! BUT, there is a downside too. When finished with Inktober, most people end up with 31 pretty bad drawings. Or maybe some nice starts, etc. Regardless, don't confuse making lots of images with making good images.
Being busy is different than actually being productive. Its way too easy to settle on a daily prompt which you may or may not do very well at. At the end you don't have something that really moved you forward in a meaningful way. Which is why I started Slowvember. The goal is to really focus effort on something. Have you ever done a painting that took a month? If you haven't, then you are missing out. This work is hard and you have to confront your limits. When you are doing quick sketches, you never bump up against the edge of your ability. But with this, you will hit it quick.
Have you ever done a painting where you can say "This is as good as I can possibly do right now". It's tough and requires patience, and focus, and even simple things like understanding what kind of work you want to make.
So I recommend bailing on the daily prompts, slowing down, and making something good.
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