It is all a matter of habit. In 2011 I realized I had not been drawing much at all for a variety of reasons. I decided to do 100 days of drawing and that got me into a daily habit. It moved to 365 days, then 500, 1000, 1500 and I got up 1,990+ consecutive days of drawing. Then life got in the way and I have fallen out of the habit and desire and have not picked up a pencil since.
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RE: Getting your drawing mojo on after a day's work?
RE: What im learning at my SVA residency
It was expensive for it's time but now the costs associated with a college education are ridiculous. The fact that SVA s a peivaye college makes it even mr expensive.
I'll post a tuition question to a group I belong to as I don't remember the tuition costs back then.
RE: Business advise needed😳, reg estimate to illustrate
Also, for a project that size a kill fee would not be unheard of.
Buy a copy of the society of Illustrators Pricing Guidelines. That will give you pointers on what limitations are on the pricing (number of proofs, changes requested, ownership of original artwork, rights purchased, etc).
Here is a link for the book
RE: Creating a website for the first time, any tips???
You have to accept the fact that your images are going to stolen and they may even be sold or used on products without your permission. You can’t stop it.
Some of my work was being sold online on t-shirts, and used on websites. There is nothing you can do about other than send a C&D letter if you can find an actual address.
RE: Question about Photoshop CC
You can purchase an external CD/DVD drive for less than $25. It’s worth the cost.
If you are running a Macintosh computer and still have the old computer you can insert the drive in he old computer and have it appear on the new computer wirelessly, it’s called disk sharing.
Hang onto CS5 and run it as long as possible it is better then renting software.
RE: Backing up your work/computer - Techy question
Why are you doing a time machine back up only once a month? Ithe default is backup changed files every hour?
You don’t need much for a backup system but you need more than what you have. Few people think of redundancy in backing up. Drives die, that’s a fact.
The least expensive and easiest is to
Keep files in Dropbox so you have an offsite copy somewhere.
Purchase 2 external drives, the larger the better. 3tb spinning drives can be purchased for $100, buy the largest you can afford (2 of them).
Setup the external drives as your time machine backup and leave it to back up every hour. There is no reason your drop box can’t be included in this process and I is unless you manually disable.
After spending a week (or month) backingup to one of the external drives, disconnect it and store it in a safe or lockbox and then attach drive #2 for the next week (or month). That way you have redundancy which few people think about. You will have the copy on your computer/Dropbox, a copy on drive 1 and a copy as of the last week on drive 2. 3 copies of most files.
RE: cintiq, surface, ipad pro
**@chenzui said in cintiq, surface, ipad pro:
This post is a bit old but note that the iPad has a pretty short lifespan, I am a digital artist . I must tell you that you could probably get 2-3 years of smooth operation out of it before it starts to slow down, if you're getting the Pro models, that's around a grand every 2-3 years.**
That’a not entirely accurate. ANY computer you buy today be it a windows/Apple based Cintiq, an iPad or Surgace tablet or something else will work slower in 3 years if you update the operating system. New operating systems require more powerful processing chips and that affects the speed. However, few people, require the latest and greatest operating system.
If you purchase a bargain basement computer the lifespan will be much shorter than a medium priced or high end system. All computers use commodity components and faster/better components simply cost more money.
If you drop a grand on a tablet at some point it will need to be replaced. That’s no difference than dropping $2k on a top of the line Cintiq and plugging into your computer which will need to be replaced.
I am still running an iPad that is 2nd generation from2011 for a specific purpose and it runs great. I have a desktop computer from 2004 still running at speeds comparable to my new computer but it is used for something specific and I don’t need to run the latest and greatest.
It’s all a matter of how you use your tools.