Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Tips to Remember for selling your ArtIntroductionMore Like This
First things first, a quick introduction coming from myself. My name is Jade Choung, but I am better known as mzzazn / mzzy on the world wide web. I am an artist that primarily focuses on digital media. My art work produced for income is of the anime/manga genre. A majority of my publicity is derived from deviantART.com. I have held the position of Community Volunteer (CV) on this popular art website in the past. A community volunteer is pretty much a moderator. This means, there's a handful of tasks given to a CV on this website, but one that last a huge impact on me was selecting Daily Deviations ('spotlights' for art pieces that are reselected every day).This is important because it taught me to see what kind of art appeals to the greater public on deviantART.
As for my
So You Wanna Make Some Merch...More Like This
So You Wanna Make Some Merch...
A brief overview about the different printing and merchandise options I've come across.
An original article by kabocha
If you've ever been to a convention...
I'm sure you've noticed the artists and exhibitors there, with all their neat items and various things for sale... And perhaps, after a while, you decide that you, too, want to join in the fray.
Well, as I've recently learned, preparing for the Artist Alley can be a frazzling experience. There are so many questions, such as:
What kind of artwork should I do?
What kind of merchandise sells well?
How am I going to display my stuff?
Where am I going to get this all done...?!
Well, to be honest, I can't really answer the first three for you. It's a bit tricky. Some of it has to do with your placement in the alley,
Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!More Like This
Artist Alley First-Timer? What You Need to Know!
A little advice after my time at the artist alley.
An original article by ArtByMelissaM
Artist Alley: My First Time!
Many of us have been to some form of comic or anime convention and traveled through the artist alley. The first time I ever went to a convention was WonderCon in San Francisco, California, and the first place I stopped was at the artist alley. I remember being so surprised that there was actually a place completely devoted to artists. After browsing through the artist alley and meeting some of the artists, I thought to myself, “One day, you’ll be here, too.” About 5 years later, I was coerced into getting my first artist alley table at Sac-Con in Sacramento, California on March 6th, 2011.
Preparing to have an artist alley table was one of the most stressful thin
[WINNER] Premium Membership Giveaway~!EDIT: The lucky winner is #33 :iconjudithchen:. Congratulations~ I will be gifting you a 12 month premium membership. Thank you to everyone else who participated. I might be doing another premium membership giveaway in the future ^^More Like This
Since I'll need to renew my membership soon, I thought I'd take advantage of the "Give One, Get One Free" deal and give a 12 month membership to a lucky deviant~
How to Enter
1. Be a watcher
2. Add this entry to favorites
3. Comment below, telling me you have done the requirements, along with which of my deviations is your favorite & why~
4. Mention my giveaway in a journal entry and include the link in your comment for another chance to win [optional]
Deadline: January 3rd @ 12:00 AM EST
The winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
Good luck everyone~ :iconbunnyglompplz: