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
The emotional shield that prevents hurt.Being an artist = Being sensitive.The emotional shield that prevents hurt.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We all know it. Making something and then showing it out there makes you very vulnerable, emotionally.
What if people think it's shit? What if they think it's weird... what will they think? Will that reflect on how they think of me as a person?
I know what some of you are thinking right now... 'You should care less about what people think of you or you art.'
In a sense you are right.. than again, you SHOULD care what people think of you and your art! They are your market and potential clients.
It's easier when you're already doing your dream job and couldn't care less for other potential directions... but most of us will always stay interested in new opportunities.
They= Everyone who see your personality and/or artwork.
Being an artist = Being lonely.
Artists of a certain type tent to stick together. Industry veterans seems to ignore the public eye and the internet fully. Some artists in the making clut
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
Wanna become a professional artist?You better WORKHello everyone~Wanna become a professional artist?You better WORK1 year 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
Why writing and story is important for Manga!Let's face the facts here. We all love a nice cool or even awesome Anime or manga drawing right. So all the focus is on visuals. But when it comes to story there isn't much emphasis placed on how important it is to a good or even great manga. Let's consider some things here shall we.Why writing and story is important for Manga!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First and foremost, not all main protagonist from Anime or manga are drawn awesome. The most popular Anime and Manga characters are black haired heroes. Shocking I know right. In fact there's only one main protagonist from a popular Manga and Anime series that doesn't have black hair. So let's go down the line and then after i name the popular series and the hair color of them their looks etc.. You will start to get the point of why I've posted my last two journals etc.. So let's begin.
Dragon Ball Z, Goku has Dark black spiked hair. Yes it's unique looking but it's something that the reader can get use to after awhile. One Piece, Luffy well he wears a cool little hat but underneath his hat is what? Yes, y
Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.Why it's so important to unite as artists.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony.
Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.
When I joined Deviant Art
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!)10 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!1 year 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 up1 year 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;
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:Does talent exist?1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
You all just don't get it with this Manga thing!Look i'm going to be blunt here. From my understanding and i may be wrong. There are probably about hmmm.. I'd say any where in the high end 1,000 or 10 thousands who want to be Manga creators. Yes this is good but also a bad thing. Now, I have posted my last two journals about Manga related things and a lot of you still don't get the picture. Manga is very huge. In fact it's a lot bigger than you guys realize due to the influence and impact it has on people. It motivates them to want to produce their own Manga. But here's where things go a awry. SELFISHNESS! Yes, I said it. You see SELFISHNESS KILLS A LOT OF THINGS. So you have say 10,000 creators who want to make their own Manga out here. They have drawn in their fans from their art or what have you. So they turn these fans into their own personal manga fans. Ok great. But now what? See there's an empty spot there that you missed and didn't see. Real Manga doesn't work that way. DING,DING,DING. MYou all just don't get it with this Manga thing!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Nsio's Four Tools for a Successful DrawingNsio's Four Tools for a Successful DrawingNsio's Four Tools for a Successful Drawing1 year 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
100 Art Technique Meme100 art techniques meme:100 Art Technique Meme3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each differently/with different colours. Bonus!: use different media for each.
2. Draw something with a stereotypically feminine theme or style. (Flowers, pastel colours, beautiful subjects?)
3. Draw something with a stereotypically masculine theme or style. (Action, explosions, rough lines and angles?)
4. Draw something that is supposed to arouse positive emotion from the viewer (amusement, joy, sympathy). you can use both technique and the subject of the drawing to achieve this.
5. Draw something with no same colour used twice.
6. Draw a short comic of 3-7 panels.
7. Drawing using only two colours.
8. Cg a drawing, colouring it with three depths of shades and three depths of lighting.
9. Cg a drawing in black and white.
10. Draw an imaginary object.
11. Cg. Scetch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
12. Traditional. Scetch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
13. Cg a drawing
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 selling1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So USE AND ABUSE mine and others!
Mine are on my profile