Another mermaid! In the original story, the mermaid is rejected by the man she loves and she suffers from her legs. She tries to sooth the pain in the ocean and cries and turns into foam...
Julia Martin. Ink and watercolors
The obvious idea is a Halloween costumed party and a real monster in the middle of the crowd...
The trending idea is a Halloween costumed party with someone sneezing in the middle of the crowd!
Can't wait to see what you are coming up with. Good luck! And stay safe
my scanner doesn't work anymore, this is a photo from my cell phone but I reckon the quality is low. I'll try to scan it over the week end. Thank you Demotlj for the kind initiative.
My fav Australian illustrator Elise Hurst is joining the auction today alongside other Australian illustrators and authors to help Australia : #AuthorsForFireys
Many initiatives are on-going at the moment to help the firefighters, to rescue the injured wildlife and to organise shelters for those who have lost their homes.
I feel immensely grateful that artists come together from all over the world to donate the profits from their art.
If you are one of them : thank you so much for helping us. This is so much needed!
Here in Australia we are not yet in self isolation but most people (when they can) work from home. Since we can still go outside, I am exploring my district and trying to spot homeless people.
They are those who suffer the most when shops shut down and shelters stop running as volonteers are confined too.
I am telling myself, if I know where they hide, I might be able to give them a meal when we are all in isolation and can only go out for grocery shopping?
I don t know... But that s what I want to do if I have the chance. Please, for those already confined, look for the vulnerables from your windows / balconies
So again... not related to art. I am working for one of the essential industries still running despite the chaos. I hardly have time to draw nowadays. I wish I could! Draw on my behalf please
My name is Julia and I am just beginning my creative journey. I all started 5 years ago in Paris when I took some drawing courses taught by a self-made artist. I learnt to observe and played with different media. 2 years ago I moved to Australia. I was lucky enough to take short courses at the National Art School that I enjoyed tremendously.
One day, I was telling stories to my little nephew and niece on Skype: they laughed so hard that I decided to write the text and draw the illustrations. I was lucky enough to find a community of like-minded people who helped me a great deal to be accountable and progress with my drawings. Unfortunately life caught up with me and I am not able anymore to join this community during the time they meet.
Therefore I am hoping to find like-minded people here to help me with my project (it is currently at a stop).
Like many, I discovered this forum through the (excellent) podcasts : although I don't want to be an illustrator, I am fascinated by people who are courageous enough to take that path. It is a door-opener to a new world for me! It seems that everyone is really devoted to their art and talented! I'll be happy and grateful to be among you.
@xin-li I share your view. This is pushing every one down incl. the art community as a whole.
Call me naïve but I have never witnessed this before on the internet and this is so violent! It is disheartening to see and I don't understand it.
People have formed an opinion so quickly without the material nor the competencies to judge, plus they voice it so loudly! Bashing someone on right or wrong grounds doesn't seem to me an educated way to share point of views.
I am also disappointed by other youtuber artists whom I respect and follow : some also made public comments on the matter. As public figures and given the situation, I thought they would keep some reserve or call for senses.
I find the world we are living in very scary on many aspects and art is my quiet place. Even virtual, the art community felt very friendly and preserved. It feels otherwise now.
I am glad that here, on the forum, people have remained respectful with each other and, for those expressing their opinion on the accusation, most have done so without being adamant.
I have now been a follower of Jake and Alphonso for a few years. To this point, I have been very grateful to both of them for sharing their knowledge, for their products with educational content and for creating an environment supporting art. It has opened me to a brand new world.
Therefore this whole story sadden me deeply. But beyond the argument, it is the excessive reaction of people on Youtube, Twitter and Instagram that shock me most.
I feel for Alphonso, who I think is genuine in his accusation, but also and mostly now for Jake.
Would there be, or not, foundations for the accusation, the violence of the masses is such, that one cannot not have empathy for the one ostracised. Chin up Jake, this shall pass.
I just want to point out this video about copyright: https://youtu.be/UqU7d0dvc6E
It is quite basic but answers a few questions about fan art, litigation, copyright abroad, etc.
Everything was once discussed in this forum under several threads. Unlike other sources on the internet, this video features a lawer specialised in art in the USA
I don't want to advocate for the devil here, because there is a lot of emotions in this topic, yet there are things we know and above all we don't know to consider :
All in all, it is beyond us and people on the internet will eventually switch their focus : it is a matter of time. What damages have been caused will take time to evaluate and are between the parties involved (unless this expands to the topic of copyrights for educational content).
What I mean is, there is very few to comment beside expressing our sympathy for either Jake or Alphonso, depending on where our loyalty stands.
Let's wait until it unfolds.
Just saw that the plan is fully detailed at the bottom of the page www.chikdrensbookpro.com under Jake's portrait!
All my questions are answered I am in!
I have followed a class at the university of Newcastle (Australia) on the very same topic some years ago but this course seems way more comprehensive. I am very excited! Hopefully I ll be able to participate to the zoom sessions.
I am a bit sorry for not having seen the early bird fee but well! Thats life! Busy schedule...
Hello! Could you please tell a little more about the content? Is it a short version of the SVS curriculum?
Or is it a course about the making of a book itself, from storyboard to fully illustrated children's book without entering into drawing skills? Does it include tips about the writing, the typo, the book cover, the marketing, the selling?
All these questions because the topic is sooo large and I want to make sure this is not redundant with what I know already, or that it is beyond my reach.
Ps : I have watched the promotional video.
Thank you very much in advance!
@xin-li I heard it is very difficult to make a living out of Patreon. A friend tried and it was as costly to maintain (giving rewards) as profitable. Unless you are already very big on social media and attract a crowd with your name!
What works best for him is the digital brushes he sells. His marketing is only through IG (a link in his profile) as he has gained thousands of followers over the past years and many of them are now buying his brushes.
I do watch videos of painting process from time to time (mainly oil painting and pastels) but rarely more than a few by artists on youtube. It is inequally interesting (depending on the artist, topic, technic, etc) and mostly time-consuming. It requires time to invest. Therefore I think it is a good avenue to explore to bring additional revenue but I don't think it will be substential enough unless you already have a large fan base.
That said, I encourage you to try! I might be totally wrong
A niche that is currently little (or not at all?) explored is a series of different processes : ex : concept, character design, choosing colors, etc. until the final real-time painting.
I would be quite interested to buy a whole pack from the same artist showing how to build an image from scratch to the final painting and painting process itself.
Congratulations xin-li !
It is veey much well deserved : I feel it rewards not only your art but alsi your attitude as an artist, trying to grow from every situation. Well done!
@cianamacaroni I think it works! It looks very much like the picture, and not dull as the 1st scan. Well done!
@cianamacaroni hello! Good job! Could you post after you tweak it? I am interested in seeing the result and if it gains dimension. Thank you!
Congratulations! It looks very cute!!