I find that there is no relationship between your followers' number and the number of people you follow. On the contrary, I believe that a large number of people you follow is a sign of your activity and interaction with other users. I believe you do not care how much likes you put or the number of comments you wrote so this is no matter how many users you follow.
Above, the issue of the effectiveness of social media marketing services was published and I know that most people are negative about purchasing likes, followers or video views. Nevertheless, I would like to tell about my own experience and about that this is not always a bad idea. Once the number of my followers stopped at the mark of 1730 and did not want to increase. I used all the organic methods of profile popularizing that I knew and I did not achieve any result.
Then, my friend, who has been using Instagram for a long time as a platform for online business, advised me to buy a small number of likes and followers at https://instagrowing.net/. He argued that this would attract the attention of new followers by increasing the activity of my profile. I doubted whether I needed to buy likes and followers, but still took advantage of the advice of my friend and did not regret. Several hundred followers have really generated a boost in activity and thus attracted the attention of real users. Anyway, I do not advise you to abusive such services, but now you have one more tool for promoting in your pocket!
@NessIllustration It does seem a bit ironic! I know when I first started learning Illustrator I thought it would be the greatest thing ever, since I love drawing so much.. but it is very different. It reminds me of my earlier days using GIS mapping software, with all the vectors and having to close polygons etc. It is obviously incredibly powerful, people do amazing stuff with it.. but it does feel different to how I naturally draw.
I think your art is to a very high standard - it depends on what you want to pursue with it. I definitely agree with game art or concept art, your art has a very strong filmic quality to it. I think the second image for a postcard would be stronger - just to ask, do you have a piece that has a character in a location or as part of a story? It would be cool to see the winged character on a ship or in a battle.
@MountainBeehive LOL. I think there is a lot of variance in MTG artists. The one I was looking at was on my dream list for a reason. Some artists do massive canvases partly so they have something to sell after the card is made as well. My understanding is each card isn't a huge sum so you either work really fast or need other income streams. I'm no expert though.
Other than doing the usual thing of estimating time and charging an hourly rate I'm really not sure.
I suppose you could always ask them what their budget is...
I'd check in whatever contract you sign that you still own those sketches though.
@aleksey Yeah I got applecare for my ipad and the screen had some light leak down the side. I think I crushed it slightly climbing over a boulder. Oops. But Apple just gave me a new one for free, no questions asked.
I have signed up for backgrounds (very excited!) and am thinking of adding a second class because I'm in the mood to work hard. I took Turbocharging last year and really liked it, but am now looking to add something new. Ideation lab looks interesting, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what it is---is it more related to drawing or to thought processes in general? And how is it related to the creativity processes that we learned in Turbocharging?
Has someone taken both? If so, could you explain the difference to me? Thanks!
@coley Yep, I think that's a platform, also known as an Operating System. I've used it before, and in comparison to more commonly known programs or apps it reminds me a lot of Corel's Painter, not so much Photoshop. It has indeed been heavily criticized for crashing all the time, but with the newer 2018 iPads that have more memory that may not be a problem anymore.
It has a lot of controls in a very tight area which requires a unique way to access them--they reduce in size until you tell them to pop up into a larger scale. It's... interesting... hehe...
@kaitlinmakes I took a course that was an evening a week for a year, great thing was I met some good friends. The teacher was coasting on previous successes with the course I felt tho. So I felt for the money it wasn't worth the 1300 euro. Then I found schoolism which was so affordable and on par with the cost of SVS. All about the instructors! I'm a big fan of Jake parker, Lee White and Will Terry so I'm looking forward to getting stuck in.