What I learned at Comic Con this year."Man creates his own world or gets crushed by the worlds created by other men."What I learned at Comic Con this year. by Anomalies13
I attended the DeviantArt panel "The Business of Fanart" at Comic Con, along with some other panels relevant to my artistic interests. Basically, the takeaway I got from that panel was:
Making fanart is totally okay. It can be helpful to have fanart of popular characters in your artistic portfolio to show you can draw other people's characters. Don't worry about getting things exactly on model. It's fanart, not merch, therefore there are no rules.
With fanart, try to take a character and make it your own, redirect the canon. A copy of canon is fine, but show how you can take a character and turn it into something else without losing what makes them that character. (Alternate universes maybe?)
If you're passionate about the fandom, you might come up with something that could not be bought and change the fandom.
Use fanart as a platform to
Interview with Visual Arts Love blog!Interview with Visual Arts Love blog! by TGA-Tsurugi
Hi all! Part one of the surprises in store has arrived!
"Doing art is basically just a way for me to shut myself up."
Check out the interview HERE
Embarking on a camping trip with my dad in a few minutes so I'll see you guys when I get back! Thank you so much, Tara, for featuring my interview!
|My favorites are the ones that I find very creative and inspirational =3|
|Please read here for the full FAQ.|
1) What is your preferred medium when drawing?
A: For a medium, my hands are most comfortable with Markers. Why? With coloring pencil, my hands aren't used to coloring with pencils. My hands were equipped to write rather than color (since my writing is like way better than my coloring when it comes to color pencils. My twin and others know this LMAO!).
2) What tools do you use?
A: For drawing, I use a variety of paper: Stratmore Bristol Paper, Recollection Card Stock (4 freaking bucks for a 50 pack at Michaels 0__0), and Bee Marker paper. And for the actual drawings, I use regular mechanical pencils that you get at the drug store, Copic Markers, Prismacolor Markers, BIC Mark-it markers (occasionally), Sakura Micron Pens, and a few Copic Multiliners. For the highlights and touch-ups (like final effects before the actual picture is done), I use my white gel pen and GIMP which is a free editting program (the best of it's kind that's not Photoshop or Paint Tool Sai).
3) Have you ever considered doing digital art?
A: Yeah I have. Once I get a nice tablet either for my birthday or something, I will practice on my digital art skills. In a few years, I'll be making a webcomic. I'll let you all know the details later. For now, I'm sticking to traditional art because I feel as if I need to get use to and improve on my art
UPDATE (as of 8/14/2013)
Point Commissions are now OPEN! And also, these are the new prices for now on.
Sketches/Black and White Pictures
60 Profile (front and side)
65 Knee up
70 Full body
10 Extra for another person/animal full body or front/side profile
80 Profile (front and/or side views hehe)
95 Knee up
100 Full body
110 For extra person/character (full body only)
Groups of 3 or more is 30 extra (full body and knee up).
15 Extra For Complex background
More details + Rules here
Style I do most:
-Semi-Realism Manga Style
- Semi-Realism Manga
- Typography (only on Photoshop) <--- I don't have Photoshop. Only GIMP hehe
Current Residence: Shhh...
Favourite genre of music: rock, pop, jpop, jrock
Favourite style of art: Animation
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Touch (with the camera)
Favourite cartoon character: Sebastian Michaelis at the moment <3
My Art Youtube Channel