That is really cool! No victory too small to celebrate!
Digital marketer by day, cartoonist by night. I have a passion project where I draw web comics and print books to encourage people who stutter not to let their speech get in the way (I stutter, too). My ultimate dream is to retire as an illustrator so while I’m at the very early stages of needing to get a portfolio going, my stuttering comics take up most of my spare time (a great “problem” to have!). I’m here to connect with other artists since I’m the only one who I know who is an artist (the Three Point Perspective podcast is also my favourite podcast).
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Why are 8x10 sketchbooks so rare?
I’ve been on the lookout to find an 8x10 sketchbook with perforated lines so I can draw in them, tear out the pages, and sell. Only, I can never find a sketchbook with that dimension.
For instance, yesterday, I went to an art supplies shop that sells a huge variety of sketchbooks. I was only able to find three 8x10 books but they were not for ink which is the medium I’d like to use. One waster watercolour, another for dry media (still a little rough for inking), and the third was all black pages (very cool but not the colour background I need).
Anyone know why 8x10 is so rare? What size do you draw commissioned pieces?
Reason I’m looking for that size is I’ve received a few requests for commissions and they have always been for 8x10 (so they can be easily framed). I had to resort to physically cropping card stock or illustration boards. It would be great to skip that step altogether
RE: Business advise needed😳, reg estimate to illustrate
@burvantill 1Q20 I’m safely assuming means first quarter of 2020 (January to March). I’ve always seen it written as Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, not the other way around.
Sometimes a business’ fiscal year starts on a different date than January 1. Like April 1, November 1.
RE: Young Liza Minnelli Looks Like A Will Terry Illustration
So true! Especially when you take a look at Will Terry’s Inktober drawing for today. Uncanny!
RE: Brush pen control
My guess is that it just wasn't flowing steady on your first couple of goes and is now working as intended. I store mine tip up, and it still flows like mad from the moment I start.
I have to admit, I’m laughing now. Here I am thinking I broke my brush pen but it turns out it’s acting the way it should be! But I got used to it’s less steady, fresh out of the package flow Thanks for clearing that up for me, Jerry. I was about to give up on the brush pen. Now to get used to the gusher.
I really like learning this new medium. It’s a whole new laws of physics.
The pocket brush is crazy sensitive as previously mentioned. You can do what Vivian mentioned and just wipe away excess,
@VivianTong I tried that last night. I used a paper towel (probably not the best thing to use) but the heavy flow continued. Which, as Jerry taught me, is supposed to happen
That brush is a bit like watercolor, in that it adds variety whether you like it, or not.
That is so true. There I was thinking to myself “ I don’t want my circle to look that thick! Thinner! Thinner!”. I’m going to give the short, animator type lines a try.
RE: Brush pen control
And now tonight, suddenly, my brush pen is flowing too much ink. No matter how lightly I go, no matter how I turn the paper, I’m getting more ink coming out than previously. A Google search only brought up advice for less ink flow. Not the other way around.
I’m getting little pools of ink. Did I break my brush pen? I swear I didn’t press too hard or hard at all!