Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original Paintings1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.
The First Step
Before we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
Injustice Gods Among Us ComicsIf you don't read Injutice comics yet, you must do it right now!Injustice Gods Among Us Comics11 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Cosplay Friday: Batman's VillainsCosplay Friday: Batman's Villains2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
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Harley and Joker – An Irresistible Charm by Nyxiie
Welcome to Batman’s Rogue Gallery of Villains
Chaotic, corrupt, and crazy criminals—the dark side of Gotham is all that and so much more.
These iconic villains have inspired people around the world to give in to their darkest desires and join the ranks of the cosplay elite. From warped clown faces and poisoned lips, to jewel
The Anti-Raph, part oneThis is based off of the 2k12 series.The Anti-Raph, part one1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Summary: Donnie accidentally zaps Raph with a ray he had just invented, and he has no idea on what it does. Then, Raph begins acting the opposite the way he usually does. Instead, he becomes...sensitive. When this bizarreness goes too far, Donnie needs to find a way to bring the old Raphael back.
I do NOT own anything TMNT related!!
Leonardo sat in front of the television watching his all time favorite show, Space Heroes.
"What is the status?" asked Captain Ryan.
"Status? I'll give you the status," said his sidekick, "WE'RE GONNA BLOW UP IN TWO SECONDS!!!" Capt. Ryan slapped him across the face. "Thank you, Captain."
Leo copied the same sentence as his TV idol: "Gentlemen, I have a bold and daring plan. There's no time for hesitation. My orders must be carried out without question."
"Aye, sir," said the crew.
Then, the TV flipped off.
"What?!" Leo exclaimed and turned around to see Raphael with the remote. "Raph!! What are you doing?! I was
f#$k you brain!!!!so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokesf#$k you brain!!!!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
i mean even the damn voice!
5 Unanswered QuestionsA few times a week I'll get questions in the form of “notes” on dA, emails, and private messages on Twitter, but I'm sorry to say that I don't normally find the time to answer them. But I've saved the most interesting ones in hopes I'd answer them during a slow work day. That day is today.5 Unanswered Questions3 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Most of these questions are paraphrased, or a mix of two different questions.)
1. You charge way too much for commissions (between $1000-$3000 for 11x17). How do you justify that?
I agree it's a lot of money. When I first started pricing commissions so high, it was for 2 reasons: I only had time for a handful a year, and having a commission list stressed me out. I priced them high so less people would ask. Commissions are nice, but I see it as a short term money game, whereas working on creator-owned properties is more lucrative over time when you think about prints, t shirts, licensing, etc.
The work I put into a 1k commission is the same I'd put into a Batman cover. And I sell B
death vigil coming this july :)aaand finally the official image comics july solicits are out and alongside many great comics... my li'l pile of undead necromantic fun!death vigil coming this july :)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
so if you wanted to get it, there it is, coming out in july, and i will keep you updated and well teased with upcoming issues material as by the time issue 1 hits...i'll be finishing issue 4 XD
and for those anxious about ravine issue 2 ron is wrapping ut his rewrite of it all finally and i am hoping that in a few days my next journall will be... F&/KYEAH WE SENT IT TO THE DAMN PRINT!
so stay tuned for that XD
im workin on it dammit! XDcalm down , i am making the next one, there have been some unexpected real life things, but the next strip is nearing completion.im workin on it dammit! XD6 months ago in Personal More Like This
also...it's hot and humid like satans crack here XD i look at working on my computer with hate and despair!
but it must be done!
compilation of preorder info :)compilation of preorder info :)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
i am working on the last 3 to 4 strips of chapter 4, depending on whether they will grow monstrously oversized.
and now, for all of you who are thinking of buying the printed version
second cover is unavailable for now due to a fuckup with solicitation... which happens to me with EVERYTHING XD
but this cover will be made and i will post all the info on this when i get the exact date
for the regular ally/lisa cover version:
i will paste in a journal all the preorder links we gathered so far, thanks everyone who contributed
here is an image comics preordering helper for those who know how to use this
bookdepository has it as well
with apparently free worldwide shipping....how that works is beyond me
now, some important info for people who want to actually buy the printed book , and haven't preordered it
preorders are cruc
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updatesalmost done with my work here and updates will continue in a few daysupdates8 months ago in Personal More Like This
thank you all for your patience... as these have been a few challenging( not entirely bad) months
Otto and Victoria Coloring contest WINNERS!thank you all for your colorful entries! i am excited to announce the winners today!Otto and Victoria Coloring contest WINNERS!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
first up is Josh age 6 supmitted by
next the winner of the 13-17 year old category is
and the winner for the 18+ year old category is
each winner will recieve a copy of coloring with your octopus with a random page hand colored by me. please email me your shipping address for your prize to firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you again to all who participated! keep sharing y
okay i gotta feature this!this is pretty much the perfect depiction of how things work in my wife's and my own brain nowadays XDokay i gotta feature this!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tom Bancroft Drawing TIP 1: Drawing equipmentWant to know a TIP on drawing tools for character design? Hit this link and discover the magic and wonder of pencils that I like to draw with!Tom Bancroft Drawing TIP 1: Drawing equipment3 months ago in Personal More Like This
double the fun!october 8th.... iiiis gonna be a fun day XDdouble the fun!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
turns out both death vigil 4 and ravine book 2 come out at the same day XD
WIP video from scratch to finish . . .Ok, so there you go !!!!!WIP video from scratch to finish . . .5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank to our dear friend Luca Baldi ( Baldi comunicazione ) we shot this WIP video of the cover of Thor and Loki : the tenth realm issue# 3 Simone painted few weeks ago, from scratch to finish and here you can see it for the first time.
A lot of you guys ( art / comic book students or else ) have been asking for something like this for so long and, now , after quite some time ( again, we did this last april ) we can enjoy it together ( well, at least We hope you will . . . . . otherwise what the hell did you sign to this page for? . . . . LOL )
Anyway, take a look at this first version straight from Marvel.com and official Youtube Marvel channel, as , soon as we can, we will provide a longer, better definition version ( with comments from Simone himself ) explaining all the progress of the piece , step by step.
Also big BIG thanks go to Ben Morse and Brian Stieve from Marvel itself, for putting together this editing of the video which has been posted toda
In the meantime!Hey guys! Apologies for the multiple uploads of the same artwork...I was testing something out to see if I can "fix" the bug. So, since it happened once again, I sent a ticket to the help desk. ;v; Not sure if they'll be able to do anything, but I felt it didn't hurt to explain them the problem.In the meantime!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Soooo...in the meantime, I'll be uploading more on my tumblr page until I can get this somewhat resolved because it's getting pretty annoying. >< I'll still be uploading on my deviantart page, but if you guys want an up-to-date stuff, my tumblr is the place to go! Haha if you guys want to. :>
You may follow me here!
And people have asked me if I'll be continuing the Chrome comic and yes I will! Right now I've been concentrating a lot of my energy to my original comic, so it's been pretty slow. I've also been trying to get some illustrations in at the same time. :3 I also have other one-shot mini comics in mind with the humanization characters as
IRON MANAs announced today, I will be drawing new series, SUPERIOR IRON MAN this fall.IRON MAN5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am so excited to collaborate with Tom Taylor on this new Marvel book.
You can see the announcement from the link below:
been a while since i did these XDi sometimes do this daily spitpaint group challenge on facebookbeen a while since i did these XD4 months ago in Personal More Like This
you get a theme and got 30 minutes to paint it
videos aren't necessary but i like making them so...
here is the 30 minute skeleton lord XD
i actually do recommend exercises like these for any would be professional, they help you adjust and balance the speed and quality aspects of your workflow. you won't always get the best results but you will start thinking in new ways while painting
so give it a try if you want to
and yeah...i still havent resolved the microphone issue :/
Happy Birthday, Frollo's Mom!:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:Happy Birthday, Frollo's Mom!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The creator and the creation-Kathy and Frollo at Disney World on a recent trip she took.
Today, March 21st, is Kathy Zielinski's birthday! My sister and I both wished her a happy birthday already. We have gotten to know her quite well, she's just so sweet and awesome. She said she'll put on her Frollo moo-moo robe and eat lots of cake up in her tower tonight, LOL!
Please also check out the birthday journal at my sister's group :iconthegamesafoot: where Kathy animated one of the scenes of the character Fidget from The Great Mouse Detective.
Here's to Kathy, the creator of Disney's most awesome character we all have grown to love! The best to her and always! I hope this finds you all well too, take
My Robin Williams storySince we're all sharing... MY ROBIN WILLIAMS memory is when I was working at the Disney/MGM studios Animation (Tour/Studio) in Florida and he came down to take a personal tour of our studio. (He was there for an event/publicity/vacation, can't remember). The tour part of our studio had a film called "Back to Neverland" that he was in and it taught how animation was done. It looped over and over all day long. He got a kick out of the fact that we had to hear him yelling and screaming all day long. At one point, I was shooting at the video animation set up and he came over to see what I was doing. I explained it and he couldn't stop looking at the tour of people going through on the other side of the glass. I explained that we looked at them as "moving wallpaper" an tried not to look at them directly. Not Robin. He was on stage and he immediately found a crazy hat to put on and was running around the place. Robin Williams exuded joy and its sad to hear it wasn't always in his heartMy Robin Williams story4 months ago in Personal More Like This