@pamm I heard recently, the goal is to be "booked" not "popular". You want "real" followers as in current or potential clients. Following someone is as easy as clicking a mouse or tapping a screen. I think of it more as advertising/exposure. I was decently booked with work before IG. Since IG and my whopping 160 followers (yeah, that's 160 not 160K ) I am even more booked. You want to be followed by the right people. Having 10 followers that all send you regular work is better that having 10K that only give you likes ️.
Best posts made by Art Dud
RE: Question on: How to get your First 10K Followers.
RE: September Illustration Contest: Transportation
"Test-Drive Gone Wrong"
Mr. Nick soon realized he was at the wrong dealership! Mr. Copper was not pleased.
Did a lil "twist" on the transportation prompt.
Anybody remember when these were popular?
RE: Episode 09: How Much Will I Make In Illustration?
It’s funny how people don’t know how to answer questions. If a company started me at say $40k, you ask me how much I make, but I don’t want to say...I can still politely answer. “I don’t want to tell you how much I make but, you will can definitely start out about $35-40k .” I’ve told you my salary, but you don’t know I did. I keep my “privacy” but still give you the info you need.
Used Will Terry´s Suggestions (results)
Here are the results of the suggestions @Will-Terry made. I don’t know it it was so bad he just had to say something, or he saw a spark of potential in this rookie illustrator. I am going with the latter! His suggestion was in regard to the overal design. See below. Did I apply the suggestion okay?
Applying the tweaks in a painting:
RE: Hello and critique
@brubenacker This is an awesome concept. Just a couple items that stood out. The right arm/hand is too small. It doesn't quite match the perspective. A darker edged where the duck floaty meets his body would create a better illusion of wrapping around. Also the shadow angle on the tennis ball doesn't seem to match the other two. Cute pic. I love the variety of shapes and textures you have going on.
Children's Book Main Character Design
Working on a character design. It´s 6 year old (human years) African Love Bird. Still in the design phase, may remove or color line work for final design. I have settled on these key features as essential for the look I am after. Added eyebrows for expression and "whites" of eyes to alllow for iris movement.
My background is realism (attached example) so sometimes I struggle with being too literal, even when cartooning/illustrating. Sorry moderators, I attached a "non illustration" just to show what I am used to doing.
It took tons of iterations to keep chopping features to get to the most crucial ones and simplify them. I plan to remove the pupils. This will allow me to vary the size of the iris/pupil as one unit for a greater range of expression w/o concern over separate pupil.
Oh, the book is about a lil bird that gets separated from its fam and rescued by an explorer and now has adventures in the big city.
Draw 50 things...kinda sorta.
Working this illustration and decide to start adding more as a practice piece. She started out as an Inktober character.
There is still a lot unfinished (some items, shadows, etc...) but it may be far enough along for your thoughts. You can see the adjustments (hopefully improvements) I made from the original presketch.
I have been working on it here and their between projects, so it hasn’t gotten my normal process.
How are things working compositionally, etc.... colors working or not? Planning on sun rays coming in from to window.
Composition Goal....did it get it?!
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Goal: This Is the introductory illustration and needs to convey that this new pencil is the “end all, be all” to know how to draw! Did I hit that?!
Please tell me one reason why or why not!
Far from the color stage, but the wall will be muted , (undecided if I will keep subtle brick work lines ) so that Duddles and the new pencil pop against the background.
This is another joke/fan illustration of an illustrator I admire (in addition to Will, Jake & Lee of course ) I posted on my IG that he is an amalgam of: James Harden, Ronnie Coleman and Kadir Nelson!
RE: October Prompt WIP
Trust me, I know the feeling. I am “newer” to illustration....we to the extent I am doing so now. I have found it helpful to workout as much as I can in advance. On projects with complex lighting scenerios, I try to work out the shadows in the 2nd or 3rd pass on my presketch. It saves me the headache of when color starts to confuse me. Ha I have done the same...acquiesce to simpler light source.