On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
@ Wreck-it Ralph's Drawing Tutorial =D@ Wreck-it Ralph's Drawing Tutorial =D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Nanxamier @ Tumblr
You can also find this posted on DevART @ Mariannefosho http://mariannefosho.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Wreck-it-Ralph-The-Head-338093561 http://mariannefosho.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Wreck-it-Ralph-The-body-338093792
Funny PLZSectionsFunny PLZ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain?2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
Flowers- big projectThis is a shout out on behalf of :iconManomatul:Flowers- big project8 months ago in Personal More Like This
A very interesting opportunity for artists (:
Please read on:
For those of you who do commissions for points or art trades! Read on! Opportunity to be apart of a pretty cool film project awaits you.
Manomatul (Phillip Stevens) is promoting his upcoming art-house horror film FLOWERS using traditional art work from various artists of different styles and skill levels from around the world. Artists are being asked and commissioned to create unique pieces of art inspired by the film or any of it's production stills currently available on either one of their sites. For more information about the film, please visit any of the following links!
FACEBOOK - - - https://www.facebook.com/Flowersthemovie
TWITTER - - - https://twitter.com/FLOWERStheFilm
TUMBLR - - - http://flowersthefilm.tumblr.com/
We'd love to get you involved, so consider this is an open invite! Working on this project also o
Thanks for the alert! (And a rules reminder)anyman82 and PirateLotus-Stock have been kind enough recently to let me know when they found people using my stock and breaking my rules. I just want to say to them and to everyone else: THANKS SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME KNOW! I don't have much time these days to wander the internets, and I never would see these violations if other people didn't take the time to tell me about them. Thanks!Thanks for the alert! (And a rules reminder)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I also thought I'd take a moment to remind people to PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE follow the rules of the stock artists whose stock you use! I do realize that most of the people who will bother to read this are not the type to steal stock, and I don't mean to offend anyone, but I do feel it bears saying. All of the stock artists on Deviantart and elsewhere work really hard to produce and provide their stock. All of us face numerous challenges to keep doing it. When you break the stock artists' rules, you are stealing their stock. Why would you steal something that was offered for free? This is unbeli
Godzilla survey for those interested1.) What is your favorite film from the Godzilla franchise? Why?Godzilla survey for those interested7 months ago in Personal More Like This
2.) What is your least favorite film? Why?
3.) Who is your favorite monster? Why?
4.) How large do you prefer Godzilla to be? Why?
5.) What is your favorite Godzilla suit? Why?
6.) Out of the Showa, Heisei, and Millennium series, which is your favorite? Why?
7.) What made you become a fan of the franchise in the first place?
8.) What was the first Godzilla film that you ever watched?
9.) How long have you been a fan of Godzilla?
10.) Assuming you could go back in time and change any of the Godzilla films, which one would you choose and why? What would you change?
11.) Out of all the scrapped films that never got made, which of them interests you the most?
A new Hacker WarningHere's a new hacker warning:A new Hacker Warning1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Spread the word!
Khalmora Creations!.... And an unexpected Turn!Yep! That's correct! I've gone into business!Khalmora Creations!.... And an unexpected Turn!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The official site is up, the social pages are up and running, and I have now just created a Deviant Art account especially for it. So, ladies and gents, hop on over and take a look!
Deviant Art: http://khalmoracreations.deviantart.com/
Official Site of Khalmora Creations: http://www.khalmora.co.uk/
Commissions are open!!!
.... Now on a slightly different note. I have my very own Ninja Yep, you read that right. His name is Peter and I met him through Medieval re-enactment, showing me Japanese dagger techniques that are similar to Western arts. He then ended up joining the Medieval group i'm in, and actually was my rescuer during a training weekend when I'd had a little too much to drink round the campfire and ended up carrying me back to my tent lol. Not the best way to be in front of someone you fancy, but it didn'
HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issueOkay... We played a little last year about doing a collaboration between Heavy Metal and DeviantART. We got some guys on the back covers, we got a few articles in the mag, but we need to step up the game a little.HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issue10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is so hard to get your work published these days and thank god Kevin
Eastman understands that. So having put together some special issues of
Heavy Metal recently I pitched Kevin on forgetting the idea of a few
DeviantART pin-ups or a gallery...
Instead we'll do an entire issue of Heavy Metal from the DeviantART community. Yup, 100 pages of dA goodness wrapped in slick glossy paper. We're going to aim for an issue as soon as possible next year. The page rates are $75 per page (all in including lettering), yes it is really low and that
Commissions: info and rulesCommissions: info and rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Descendre plus bas pour la version française)
What to find in this journal?
1) What is a CSS for Journal and Gallery?
2) How to commission me?
1) What is a CSS Journal and Gallery commission?
If you have a subscription to deviantART (if not, you can get one there), several options are available, including the possibility of adding CSS in your journal and your gallery.
So, what is CSS, then? CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a web code that allows you to design your journal with your own colours, images, shape and style. The possibilities are immense and you can modify it indefinitely.
You can see some examples of my CSS work in my CSS Gallery.
Concerning CSS gallery: the thing you have to know about CSS gallery
How to Commission an ArtistI've been commissioning artists for a little over two years now, starting with site money on GaiaOnline and moving to dA from there. One thing that's hard for me to ignore is the number of artists who are concerned about being scammed, either because they've gone through that experience before or because the stories and warnings of it happening all the time proliferate. Commissioners have their own concerns about being scammed by artists. The simple fact of the matter is that it happens.How to Commission an Artist5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, I think a good portion of the problem is that many people who want to commission an artist have no experience doing so, and it's not as easy to find instructions on it as, say, how to draw anime eyes. That's why I'm making this guide.
It should be noted that while I mention commissioning through other websites now and then, this is meant as to general guide, and all of the examples are from deviantart.com. Also, this does not
A ReminderDear Deviants,A Reminder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please stop being twats.
That is all.
If I wanted replies to the dozen asking me what was wrong I would just post this. ^^^ and only this. XD
As I don't because I don't have time to reply to people (which sucks mighty cock) I will just like to reinstate a few things.
I accept CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Stuff like. "thats crap." "that's rubbish" "that's too beige" or whatever, is not constructive. Let me point out what constructive criticism is. "This is good, but you could work on being so fluffy in the head, have you tried maybe drinking less beer? Or shaving your head would make it considerably less hairy, all you'd need is a razor and a drug-addled impulse."
please remember that there is a PERSON behind this account.
Yes I have bloody well gained some weight. But I repeat. I AM NOT FAT. If I hear one more negative comment about my weight I will seriously lose my grip on reality. Seriously. ONE MORE comment about cutting ou
Contest! ENDS ON THE DAY OF 5.1.12Contest Time!Contest! ENDS ON THE DAY OF 5.1.122 years ago in Personal More Like This
My first fakemon Contest
~ The objective of this contest is to create two evolutions for this fakemon ~
The winning fakemon will be used in my fakemon region.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask
I would also like to remind you this is my region starter, so put all of your effort into it!
The evolutions must be Fire/Steel Type
► Must be Fire/Steel type
► Many barbs, and thorns
► Fire Attributes and Metal Attributes
► last evolution: Walks on 4 legs or 2 legs
► Menacing look
1st Place: 2 sprites, 2 Fully colored Fakemon - Designed by me
2nd Place: 1 sprite, 1 Fully colored Fakemon - Designed by me
3rd Place: 1 sprite, 1 Sketched Fakemon - Designed by me
► :iconSamtheman-3807SG: http://samtheman-3807sg.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4xno8t
► :iconshinychandelure: http://shinychandelure.deviantart.com/art/Fakem
FJ and OT (VIII left)FJ:FJ and OT (VIII left)1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Taken from :iconDrakhand006:
*For each of the first 10 people answering this journal, I will put the 5 deviations I like most from his/her gallery on the list.
**If you answer, you must do the same meme in your journal, putting me on the first place. The idea of this is not only to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
I. :iconDrakhand006: :
II. :iconMMSmith1777: :
OT: Nothing new, just more problems... And it is a pain, for me and you, but if you insist I will tell you in a note. The XTF short story is over and in the process of transcription. Status A22-P14-Ö15-I7-K20-L14: 20% of transcription complete_______________END.
A Thanks to all DeviantArt FriendsI know I am probable the most lousy person when it comes to replying back to everyone. I also suck at reviewing everyone's work and showing you all how much I love each and everyone of your pieces. I also like a lot of work and run when it comes to commenting on it. I try and look at as many galleries as I can. When I look at a gallery I don't just like one or two pieces. But I actually take the time to go through and like many pieces. And sometimes I don't get to everyone's work until its like a month or two old. But I hope you truly know and really understand that there is so many talented Artist out there "including you." and that I try my hardest to reply back to as many people that I can. If you have ever felt like I have ignored you in anyway I truly apologize for that. The reason for this blog is to show you all how much I appreciate each and everyone's support. So I am giving a shout out to my fellow watchers who have supported me. I have reached 100 Watchers and cant get to eaA Thanks to all DeviantArt Friends1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pacific Rim RP?Does anyone want to do one with me?????Pacific Rim RP?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm like really in the mood to do this XD
I do literature roleplay. (Meaning I type them out as if I writing an story)
Lena let her mother drone on about how dangerous joining the Jaeger acedmy was. She looked at her hands before up at her mother. "Mum, I know what I'm doing. I want to do this . . for Dad. I'm twenty-two years old, I think I'm old enough to make my own decisions about my life."
She watched as her mother sighed, "Alright" she said, giving in, "But you had better come back to me alive, you hear?" Lena nodded happily as she hugged her mum.
"I won't let you down" she said, as the two woman held each other close.
So yeah, I'll be using my OC, Lenora.
So yeah, would anyone like too?????
Commission Feature for February 2013Here s a list of Werewolf-Horror members who are currently offering commissions during the month of February, 2013:Commission Feature for February 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
View Comments Below For Commission Offers
Orama Region LegendI saw LuisBrain's journal, and I wanted to do one too.Orama Region Legend2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once upon a time, far away from Kanto, was a prosperous and fairytale-like land. Everyone lived here in peace and quietness.
The Emperor of Orama, Gregorus, was arguing with his fiancee and when he sensed he wasn't going to win the fight, he walked
away into the Beehive Forests. He walked through the pouring rain, and when he ran to find a spot to take shelter, he fell into a
hole. It took a very long time before he hit the ground. He was far under the earth, how was he supposed to go back?
When his brother Brandus found out that Gregorus was missing, he saw an amazing chance. He went to the summit
Khalmora Creations by :devSpiritofthedragon:My talented Bestie :iconspiritofthedragon: has her own business!!!!! :iconfingerdanceplz:Khalmora Creations by :devSpiritofthedragon:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right, Khalmora creations is up and running for commissions, take a look
Official site: www.khalmora.com
Deviantart page: http://khalmoracreations.deviantart.com/
and Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Jo_Khalmora
pc restoredunexpectedly my pc started to work again!!!!!pc restored2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is the DA energy!!!! thanks to all the Deviants for appreciate my works.
LIVESTREAM!!!!!!! ON!WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLIVESTREAM!!!!!!! ON!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
JOIN IF YOU HAVE TIME. I AM MAKING ---- ( you will just have to come to see what I'm doing! ) + YOU CAN HEAR MY VOICE
UPDATE, PLEASE READAs you all know by know, after April 12, 2012 this account will go ARCHIVAL ONLY.UPDATE, PLEASE READ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before closing up shop, it was my intention to finish my Xenomorph/Predator collaboration with *Drakhand006 ,
A Hive Divergent,
and the sequel to "Devil's Island.
Circumstances have prevented me from reaching those goals. Therefore, the collabboration story with Zaf'el and the Xenomorphs will move over to Drakhand006 's account. I will add the link to the comments area below where I post the latest chapter later today.
"A Hive Divergant" and "Devil's Island will remain unfinished works until such time as I can sit down and write proper endings for them. I apologise profusely for that....
Anyway, to reiterate, I will no longer be posting more art or writing here. I will not respond to llamas. Etc. Thank you in advance for any and all faves you bestow upon what I already have posted. I AM NOT formally deactivating the account so the stories and pictures might still be enjoyed.