Food for Thought for Artists Offering CommissionsI will type out longer thoughts on this matter later, but I have been learning quite a lot in my current professional practices art class.Food for Thought for Artists Offering Commissions4 months ago in Personal More Like This
This class has truly helped to redefine how I approach commissioned artwork.
To anyone who is considering art/illustration/graphic design as a career, I highly recommend investing in this book: Graphic Artist's Guild: Handbook to Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.
This book outlines industry standards for artwork and how all artists should approach commission and design projects.
It outlines transfer of rights and the cost of buying certain rights.
Many non artists or people who aren't familiar with how the art industry works, assume that when they purchase a commission from an artist they are buying all of the rights that go along with it. This is absolutely NOT the case. All rights can be negotiated or bought at an additional fee, but unless stated and paid for the artist retains all rights.
Buying the exclu
Feather PaintingsOnto the beef! Or, in this case, feathers.Feather Paintings10 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, much to my amazement, my feather paintings have been receiving much attention. I've gotten a lot of questions about them as this is a relatively unique medium. So, without further pause, I will attempt to give you a quick talk about feather paintings.
I am not the first person to paint on feathers, by far. And I shant be the last! Do a search for "painted feather" or "feather painting" on Deviantart alone and you will yield many, many results. There are folks out there that are quite incredible at it, and indeed I've only been doing it a few years myself, since 1999 roughly. Even then I've only done a few dozen at most, and don't have a lot of experience under my belt so to speak.
So be sure to check out the other artists that do this as well!
I obtain my feathers from various sources. This part is important, because I see a few people saying things that are somewhat alarming in comments about this sort of thing.
Let me touch on some