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RE: so no one introduced themselves here? i'll go first
i guess its because i have no idea why i see no threads in the introduction thread where i posted?
something i am misusing the forum in a way. excuse my french then!
ah! i see, i was using all the time "unread" and thus not seeing any introductions!!! first time that i encounter such advanced forum usage. but now i got it
thanks for the warm welcome.
RE: New Project, need your help :)
I haven't done or plan to yet books, but i did work as a freelance artist.
The only thing i feel that is important to you in terms of revenue is that-
if you feel this project can get big acclaim or can be a hit, you should try and get percentage as well.
i see alot of successful kids books and i'm pretty sure they didn't get percentage from the sales. and that's a shame because it can be worth a whole lot more than 2K or 5K in the long run. which can be substantial in tough times.
the front and back cover depends on how much quality of color are you investing in the pages themselves, alot of times that is the same drawings from the pages in the book. but if he wants a special front and back, that can cost.
in the end, you can lose this job if you won't "feel" how much the client can go with rewarding you for the work. I would say if i would do this I would do:
- figure out how much time i work on research and sketching.
- how many illustrations are there in total.(front page can be extra)
- can i meet his expectations? did he go by a style he liked already with my illustrations? that can make life easier. but if not it would mean a lot of back and forth approval of the style he likes the most. which again, can cost you exatra time and work-and to him.
- take all that, amount of illustrations, how much color, how many characters. how many hours you estimate.
then you can see your own budget, and compare, and see how much you are willing to go through with it to him.
about iterations, I feel that both you and the client should come out of the experience, happy and satisfied. so iterations are amount of research you are willing to explore for him. and how well he communicates with you on his vision. if he has any. its alot about communication at first to get the right world/colors/ character designs/style of illustration, etc... and how much he has patience to go with your iterations. some clients just don't have patience and want results without even giving you reasons what needs to be corrected.
RE: Who's doing Inktober 2020, and what are your plans?
this is my 2nd year, finished all 31 prompt list in 2019.
- Are you going to do one large piece, or multiple/daily pieces?
daily pieces. i find it much more interesting to come up with ideas, although it can be very harsh and hard, when you don't feel connected to a word, and then you just improvise. but that's fine too. the idea part is very important to me, like what can you create with a single word, what does it mean to me? what does it evoke? and if it doesn't, why? also it keeps my mind very very busy on the creative part.
and a great composition exercise to think about the different ways to deliver the idea.
- Will you be sticking to the prompt list?
yes. because i think its harder. sometimes it can take away the fun-but not take away the challenge. which is important to me, since it is kind of an exercise. besides, i am much more experienced than my first inktober. i gathered alot more experience in almost every field.
not that its any good yet. but its better.
- Will you be planning/sketching ahead of time, or will you be winging it daily ?
winging it daily. since that is part of the challenge. i mean if i had like a sudden emergency which my time was taken from me,
then i might compensate on later days. if I finish the daily before the end of the day, it also means i am free for the rest of the day, to think about other stuff
4.What is the main thing you want to take away from the experience
just practice basically. its such a hard combo this competition. the ideating, thinking over it, the composition, what will work, what will not, next there's perspective, figure, proportion, anything else, and how to shadow in ink, which i also improved a bit there, so its going to be fun-practice wise.
but also, i would want to see how and if my drawings and thinking have improved from last year. see my progress there.
and also i post in DA so it will be interesting to see, what pieces are more likeable, or more easier to understand. which is like getting sort of a feedback, I used to do it on facebook which was very time consuming. but i quit facebook. so only on DA.
also i found that smaller sketchbooks are much faster, and somewhat easier in certain fields. so i moved from the a4 to a like 3rd of that size, so in that manner, it will also be interesting to see how i deal with this.
new here-started the composition course-is there any review of my work/student's works?
how does this work?
didn't find anything about this whole thing with assignments for the course.
perhaps its just the beginning so there are none yet.
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RE: 10,000 bad drawings (200/10000)
@Heather-Boyd well its obvious that someone not learning the fundamentals and doing 10k will improve much less than a guy who is actually doing the job, which is much harder. doesn't necessarily mean the first guy wont improve, but he will have much less understanding and thus more probable less improvement.
my question was - why is the need for 10k bad drawings? its very dependent on your attitude when you draw.
it sounds like every drawing should be bad. why? and also why should a drawing be any good if you haven't got fundamentals yet? well it can.
I just don't understand the purpose of all this. there are marathons of iteration, like draw 100 faces. or 100 eyes. or 250 boxes/cylinders.
which focus on improvement. this 10k bad drawings seem to focus on continued bad drawing?? can you explain this...?