I'll try it for the 6 months but I refuse to buy subscription software.
Posts made by jimsz
RE: Art School Opinions
At School can help an artist but it is certainly not required. Attending college is not only about what you learn in the classroom but also what you learn about yourself and about others. It also exposes you to other thoughts, art and creatives processes that would be foreign to you otherwise.
Art school does that and business school, med school, law school do that as well. The difference with art school is that talent plays a larger part in the process than the others where ability and book smarts are more important.
Art school helps many people develop their talent and abilities but it is in no way a requirement. An art director will not care about where you may have attended school, they want quality work from a dependable artist when the deadline hits. 30 years ago there were fewer quality art schools/classes/opportunities than now. With sites like this an artist can broaden their horizons and develop their talent in ways that were impossible 10 years ago without art school.
I attended a great art school years ago and would not trade those experiences for anything. If I were examining the same possibilities today, I am not sure I would choose to same schooling simply because there are so many more possibilities now.
RE: New-to-me Cintiq problems
Unhook the cintiq, go to system preferences >>> Users and groups >>> "+" sign
Create a new used with admin rights. Log out and then log in with the newly created Admin.
Hook up cintiq, and try it now.
This narrows the problem down to the computer or a specific user account. If need be install the driver the again under the new user.
RE: SVS Survey
Live/Interactive feedback 3
Crits: Reasonably priced crits on individual images 3 (prices mentioned are a bit high)
Live in person workshops and classes: 1
What SVS is offering now is good - don't try and expand into writing, etc as there are already a great deal of sites for authors.
RE: Website Help.....
Put the website up - having a low number of pieces initially is of benefit. It allows you to build the website the way you wish right from the start without having to juggle dozens of image files. Content and image management done incorrectly can be overwhelming.
Get the foundation of what you want in a website correct from the start will save you hours of work later one.
RE: 'header image' - working on my blog
You're holding a blue pencil but the pencil drawing is in brown?
It looks like you are getting ready to stab the drawing.
The hand holding the pencil is a bit odd as is the positioning of the arm.
I think there is an idea here just keep pushing it a bit more.
RE: First time sending postcards. Should I expect response?
The response will depend on many factors. How targeted/specific is your list? Is it a single mailing or a 1 of mailing?
If you are looking for editorial work political samples would probably be fine. If you are looking for general work, taking a political stance could alienate half of your potential clients.
RE: I work on a style for my comic, whats your opinion?!
Another excellent resource is Will Eisner's Comics and Sequential Art.
If you do not know who Will Eisner is, do some research as he began the whole graphic novel genre. He was an incredible artist and the best teacher one could have.