My concerns with Manga creators today!As a creator of Manga my passion lays with the genre. The thing is each person wants something different. So I ask why do you draw or write manga? What reasons do you do this genre for? What inspires you to pursue the Manga world? I spoke about a Manga revolution earlier with my last journal post. Well,there is a lot of people who want the same as i do. Honestly, it's impossible what i want for you all. In fact i thought about it so much today that it made me depressed in a sense. Inkblazers.com for example is a very large website with Manga creators. They are doing the right thing but then again they are still missing an important element. I spoke to the people over the website about some issues and well they loved my ideas. Let's just say they were afraid to allow me to work for them. They own the website so they felt hey this new blood sure knows a lot. Let's just stay safe. Well, staying safe when you have a very large fan-base is not always the way to go. Don't get me wrong
Wanna become a professional artist?You better WORKHello everyone~Wanna become a professional artist?You better WORK7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to start this discussion because it seems to be unknown yet a very wanted discussion among many artists. A long long time ago I made a poll asking my watchers if they wanted to become a professional artists someday (and this poll is on my profile again, please go there to give it your vote ^^) and 45% of my watchers said they wanted to become professionals someday and they would do their best to achieve that. I will tell you guys who are these professional guys, about notions of market and how to be noticed as well.
First off, I'll start telling you guys about something you've probably thought of in your artist life.
Our world has now 7 billion people. That's a lot, right? Now let's suppose that 1% of that population decides to dedicate their hobbies for painting and drawing (I cannot say "art" because art is pretty general, it involves music, cinema, etc) and 1% out of 7 billion is still a lot right? Now let's suppose that 10% (that is a very optimistic previ
The reason non Japanese Manga isn't doing well!I have been waiting to address this topic again for some time now. I don't think a lot of you realize what's really going on with Manga here in the states and for those who do manga that are not Japanese. So for everyone who aspires to try manga for any reason and want it to be a success or stick out from the garbage heap. You may want to listen to what i have to say. Take notes and open your mind, if you have a closed mind then i advise you to be open. This may not be the journal post for you if you are closed minded. Ok now that's out of the way let's begin.The reason non Japanese Manga isn't doing well!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who don't know your history Ameri Manga was a thing. It started off in the what early 2000's. Well it failed miserably needless to say for whatever reason. Ok so Then Bleach comes out and there's this huge jump in fans and amateur artist wanting to make their own personalized manga. So credit Bleach for this huge leap and jump for others to try and produce their own manga.
Now we fast forward to today
Regular sales + NEW PRODUCT (the books are here!)The books actually got here a few days ago but I've been busy so couldn't make an update. Sorry guys! >_<Regular sales + NEW PRODUCT (the books are here!)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
But anyways they're here and they look AMAZING! I took a few pictures:
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They ended up even better than we expected <3 :iconvorpheuss: Should be shipping them out over the next 2 weeks so for those who ordered expect them to arrive sometime in January~!
We also now have a new product in store:
Popular post I made on a Business website!Fear of success in manga/animePopular post I made on a Business website!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why the fear of success from artist drawing manga/anime?
As a writer of both genre's, i have come to work with artist both amateur and pro.
But there has been a fear of project gaining popularity.
Now of course to me this sounds very ignorant.
Especially since if a artist main focus is to gain more fan base or attract more profits financially.
Not one artist that i worked with could see through to the end something major.
Maybe they felt it was to big for them.
My question is why?
This makes no sense, also if a artist wants to gain more money then wouldn't having a popular series out do just that.
More fans equal more $$$$, More exposure equals more opportunity to pitch to bigger studio's.
I mean it will just look far better on your resume; if you have something that makes fans go crazy, rather than just working on a project for the sake of making a quick buck.
Can anyone look past
Art and not giving upDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and not giving up9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As artists we are constantly self-aware and seek for improvement and support. But there are times when it feels like everything falls apart, when things go wrong and doubts overwhelm us.
But we have to stay strong and continue.
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
No one likes to fail. Yet, when it happens, we learn so much. For example – my first “inspiring” journal series where such a failure. But I kept going, as I have always had. As long as I can motivate, help and inspire others, through my journals or art, that’s what keeps me going. Also – things can go wrong all the time – the painting software could crash, ink can get accidentally spilled or It’s possible to unintentionally ruin the painting. It happens. Go through the struggle;
Nsio's Four Tools for a Successful DrawingNsio's Four Tools for a Successful DrawingNsio's Four Tools for a Successful Drawing8 months ago in Other More Like This
Let's face it, drawing is hard. Especially for a beginner, learning to draw seem dauntingly challenging. Even more experienced artists have it hard and I'm not anyway different from that. At the same time, weirdly enough, drawing is surprisingly simple and straightforward thing to do. But that's when you know what you are doing.
In fact, drawing is probably hard for you just because you don't know how it's done. And if you ask an artist how it's done, you will likely get rather vague answer. They know how to do it, but they don't know how to explain it for you. Drawing is full of concepts that simply don't translate well for an average Joe. Also, even if a great artists gives you a tip how to draw something, you probably still have troubles at executing it. You just don't see things the way the artist does., so you might even end up using the tip wrong, but believing in it so hard that you can't correct yourself. Not to mention the actu
About my TMNT rantGot a long journal head of you. I tried to break it up a bit so you can skim parts.About my TMNT rant10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It appears some people were a little less than happy with the idea that I’m not going to see the new TMNT movie, yet have already formed a negative opinion about it. Some people, who don’t understand what the word means, are calling this “hypocritical” since I often ask that people try to see both sides of an issue, so taking a definitive stance here with (what appears to be to them) incomplete data is wrongheaded of me. So now I gotta write this journal to explain my actions better. Hope you’re happy ‘bout that...
It’s just a movie! Why does it matter?
Because it’s not JUST a movie. Movies do not exist in a vacuum. How well (or bad) a movie does informs YEARS of upcoming movies and careers. Thousands of people’s jobs are dictated on the whim of what the box office rankings are for opening weekend. A now famous example is Guillermo
''DON'T SCRAP THAT!''Two of the best pieces of advice I ever got considering art and drawings came from the very same person: A graphic designer who often stopped by at the comicshop. We spent a lot of time chatting about techniques and most of my knowledge about fibonacci and golden ratio I have because of him.''DON'T SCRAP THAT!''11 months ago in Personal More Like This
As for the points of advice:
One was that I should just take my time with my drawings and paintings. If I don't have a deadline, there is no need to finish it within a fixed timeframe. And I can work on it as long as I want, till it's finished. Or till I get bored with it. And never finish it and start something new. It's not like I'm bound in any way, right?
The second tip was to never shy back from starting from scratch. Whatever the reason might be. Just because I have just spent hours on that one detailed bit does not mean that the final image will look great if I build it around my initial hours of work. It can. But it does not have to.
So, I often I scrap drafts, paint over a painting or s
More contract talk...HOW TO MAKE ONEOk I have talked and read some people's TOS and frankly they freak me out.... So I thought I needed a GENERAL talk about documents and how to set them up.More contract talk...HOW TO MAKE ONE10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Terms of Service:
This document is where you lay out YOUR rights and the PATRONS rights to the product you are delivering. This is Mine. Mine only applies to custom adoptions. If you are doing commissions you need a different one because you often don't own the characters. So here is what you ROUGHLY need to address in a TOS
1. At what point does the work become theirs?
Why? I have this so up till the moment I upload it. I own it.
2.What the patron do/not do with the design?
Why? so they don't do something with it you don't like
3.COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE USE
you have to do this. no exceptions. who owns what.
4. Anything else you want to talk about? Other section
To all artists sellingIn the last few months I have been really successful with my customs. I have loved every second of doing commissions and am by no means burned out but its because I have set my prices, time, work, and paperwork for it to be that way. So, to all people selling their work/customs/adopts...w/e I would like to invite all of you to use and abuse all of my contacts/terms of service/ pricing forums. I am updating the format soon so be on the look out ....but I have spent a lot of time on DA. I have done a lot of commissions, my friends have done a lot. I see people struggle every day and I can only help so many because typing all this can take over 12 hours.... xDTo all artists selling11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So USE AND ABUSE mine and others!
Mine are on my profile
The Role of Men in Geek SocietyThis is a reposting of a tangent I went off on over on Twitter the other day (with some extra clarification added to make it a little more cohesive). I felt that in the wake of all this GamerGate/Feminism/Women in games/comics/geek culture stuff going on that I should at least talk about men’s relationship to it all. So here ya go!The Role of Men in Geek Society8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's not that harassment of men doesn't happen, it's that women are far more likely to get harassed and have it be gendered and much worse (source: http://time.com/3305466/male-female-harassment-online/ ). I've never been harassed because I'm a man. But nearly every one of my female colleagues have been harassed because they're women. Men don't get harassed the same way as women. Their insults are usually directed at opinions, not their gender. Women, on the other hand, usually get BOTH.
It also seems like there's more harassment now than before, but that's because there are more women IN those geek stratus and we ha
Inspiring artists memePortfolio | Golden Nights | Pixiv | Twitter | TumblrInspiring artists meme8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Store | Commission | FAQ
I saw this meme around and I wanted to fill it, even though I don't think anyone tagged me to (if you did, I'm sorry, I skipped it ;;;; ).
-Choose at least 10 artists that inspire you and tell us why
-Show at least 5 deviations from those artists that you love (I'm going to make it 3 to fill it faster)
-Tag at least 10 artists (we'll see)
In no particular order.
:iconikr: because she makes such nice poses and character interactions and her art has something very special that I a
Okay, Serious Money/Terms TalkIt is time we had a serious talk about money watchers. If you sell PLEASE take a moment to read this so you don't get colossally fucked over.Okay, Serious Money/Terms Talk10 months ago in Personal More Like This
YOU NEED A CONTRACT IF YOU SELL.
YOU NEED TERMS AND SERVICE AGREEMENTS.
YOU NEED TO KEEP EVERYTHING.
If you sell and you do not keep your notes organized, do not have contracts, do not have agreements. You are going to get fucked over (unless your incredibly experienced and can smell fraud from a mile away). I say this over and over and over and people tell me they don't want to be too "serious" or they don't know what to say. It is your responsibility as a business owner to keep track of everything. Not just because it is good business but so when someone tries to rip you off after work is delivered by asking for a refund from their financial institution you can go. "no I have paperwork,their real name, and their signature" and send them a nice