@jason-bowen Where is the light coming from? I like how the light was coming from the book like the first painting. :) I also like the dramatic light from the second painting but it seems it is from below rather than from the book. It is looking good so far!
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RE: Wip - Critiques wanted please
RE: Why does my illustration in Ipad look different on laptop?
I haven't used the iPad Pro, but I would guess it would be your monitor or iPad screen. Each monitor has different settings on how they show color. Have you tried grabbing a picture from the laptop and seeing it on your iPad?
RE: Thoughts on Selling at Craft Fairs/Cons?
Thank you! I love mandalas and zen tangle but it's hard to find places to put in the artwork without making it too busy. :)
Having that competition is scary at cons. There are so many artists, it can be tricky to stick out. Plus many of them are focused on fanart. I don't mind other artists doing fanart, it just makes me worry that is the only thing that sells at cons. :/ I may have to try one just to find out.
I will look into Will Terry's videos about cons! I didn't realize he did them! I will check it out, thanks!
I LOVE One Fantastic Week, but I have only listened to one or two of their talks. Maybe I should play them as I draw. C: I like the idea of going to cons before I get a table. There are a few cons around where I am at but I like to consider them as Baby Cons. They seem really small and I am not sure they even have artists there.
RE: Thoughts on Selling at Craft Fairs/Cons?
That makes sense about craft fairs. At fairs, people tend to create "practical" things that you can use like crochet hats and wooden spoons. It is easy for people to buy those items because they can see a use for it right away. I know when I am at a craft fair I feel like buying cute quirky gifts for myself or others and not so much art. Now that I think about, I tend to buy a lot of art when I go to cons :/ Another point for cons!
I wouldn't worry about having a large number of followers before going to a con or fair! One of the reasons for going to a fair/con is to grow your following. I have like 40 people on Facebook and 200 on Instagram and I had people coming up to me who said they saw my art on Social Media. :)
Thoughts on Selling at Craft Fairs/Cons?
This year I really want to push my art business to the next level! My boyfriend has been pushing me to go to fairs to show off my art and make some sales. I believe that's a great idea, but I don't feel like my artwork would do well at craft fairs or art fairs. I have done a few in the past where I just made enough money to cover expenses and last fair I got a commission (yay!). I'm not sure the reason why I haven't done well. Ethier my art doesn't fit with the fair crowd or I suck at selling. :P I might do okay at cons but I have never tried. What do you guys think? Should I skip the fairs and go to cons or do both? Have you ever gone to craft fairs, art shows or cons?
Here are a few pieces of my art to show what I am selling:
RE: Confessions of an Unsuccessful Artist
Thank you for being brave and saying something! I know how hard it is to push that post button. This is a great place to do that because we are all artists here to support each other!
I understand how you feel about having a gap between making art and making money. I too was told in high school that I was talented. I pushed into the "real world" with no direction, okay art skills, no business skills and a piece of paper from college. One and a half years ago I was laid off from my retail job (full time framer at Michaels) and decided to go on my own to be an independent artist. Thank goodness for my boyfriend for supporting me as I try to make a living as an artist!
Almost two years have past and I only snagged one gig and that was from my boyfriend's friend. It's awesome but I need more then one project to pay my student loans! Plus my boyfriend is getting annoyed about being the only one paying for things which is understandable.
Lately I have been digging deep to what I really want to do with my art and why I started in the first place. As a kid I drew to escape. I had a hard time in my elementary years because we moved a lot (about 4 different schools before 4th grade). 4th grade was the hardest because I was a full grade behind (this move was from Washington state to California and California was a whole grade ahead of Washington). Teachers and students thought I was retarded because I couldn't speak right (mom was partly deaf and read my lips but didn't listen). I was pushed hard by teachers and my parents to relearn how to talk and do two grades in one while being picked on by other kids. Art was the only thing no one made fun of (even the bullies liked what I drew).
Now I feel I have a better grasp of what I want to do with my art. I feel like I spent the past two years just reading. This week I have started to close my laptop, books, phone and just started doing work. I believe that planning and then DOING will show the right path. I have no idea if this will work but I would rather try then not at all!
Long story short: I draw to escape. It gave me hope and has help me push through the hard times. Now with my art, I want to help give others hope and the courage to push through their hard times. What better way to do that then with stories and characters? :)
RE: Dummy Book spread
I love it! This is super cute! The wizard's hat is so quirky! :3
I like how the Point of View changes in the two pages because it makes the "victim" the main focus. I don't think you should change that.
I would like something that connects the second page to the first. I believe having the bit of the toilet paper still stuck to the wizard's foot would be funny and help connect the two. C:
On the first page, the wizard's pose is a little confusing, but you can understand what's going on. I think the issue has to do with the line of action in the pose. Here is a super duper quick sketch of another pose you might want to try!
Not really a master piece but I hope it makes sense. :P
Either way, I like the style and how playful it is. This page spread is really nice! Great work! :D