Why is it important to learn the basics? When I was a beginner in drawing, I terribly hated everything connected with the basics. Especially the anatomy of people. It seemed to me boring and uninteresting, I wanted to paint only what I liked, even if it was above my level of mastership. Today I will talk about HOW important basics are for the beginner artist.
Very often, we can see on the Internet, as the beginners are literally bombarded with criticism from complete strangers. Those are not always professionals and often do not even have an idea how to work. Such people may infect with anything. They may drive the beginners into depression, cause aggression, and offend the beginner whose pride does not allow him to admit his own mistakes. However! There were only separate cases. In contrast to them, I have met alternative situation, when the critics were very polite, courteous, friendly, and the beginner artists understood their level and had a fantastic patience. There is a th
Earning money. Much. Very much. Do you want to earn $100, $1000 or even $10 000 per month? Maybe more? There are no limits for a freelancer!
PORNO. ANIME. TUTORIALS.
These are the most current and bestselling themes. The best thing is to combine them. Famous artists earn from $1,000 to $60,000 and more per month (!). They have many imitators, but only the most hard-working are at the top of sales. Why is this happening? Let us learn more!
PORNO is classic. It will be always popular. A product that will never become obsolete. In any case, as long as people will be interested in the adult content. According to statistics, the most frequent buyers are from the male audience.
ANIME is one of the hottest themes. It is almost the most popular topic on Deviantart. The number of groups is more 1
''Likes'' rule the worldWhy some of the artworks, though well made, not always get the proper popularity, and the others, drawn, almost in five minutes “with the heel of the left foot”, gain worldwide fame? Let’s talk about people psychology!
Have you noticed that the fans more often and more actively like their favorite characters? They are already well-known brand. Millions of dollars were invested in it quite often. They are famous, they are known not by hearsay. These characters do not require presentation. They had already become heroes of TV shows, movies, comic books, games, etc. The main reason is their popularity. Artworks with them will always be more recognizable.
Different people use different sites. At some of them, the fanart doesn't work, but an original, well-done art will be in demand. Or, work with a certain style.
More color! More brightness!
Cartoony and stylized styles are very popular. The
How and Where to Submit Your LiteratureGallery Descriptions and Miscats Month
There are many ways of submitting your writing on DeviantArt, and in this article we're going to go right back to basics to ensure you can get your work to the best possible place it can be to attract the right audience.
How to Submit Writing to DeviantArt
Before we even get on to where to submit your literature, let's have a look at the various ways you can get your writing into the DeviantArt galleries. There's a number of ways to do this, each one is suitable for a different goal:
1. Sta.sh Writer
First on the list, and the best way to prepare your writing for submission to your gallery, is Sta.sh Writer. Be it a poem, a story, a character sheet, or even a journal, Sta.sh offers the most intuitive and flexible way to input text on DeviantArt.
Hover the cursor over the big 'SUBMIT' button, and you should see the link to Sta.sh displayed in a drop-down menu. From the right-hand side of the screen, loc
Why I'm not working with Russian Clients [EN]At the outset of my journey I had to deal with the numerous Russian customers. At that time, I had the minimal experience in working with them. And years later I can finally share the idea why I do not work with them at all.
So, why are the very Russian clients? We consider them within DA and the similar social networks. Experience has shown that same types of people are met everywhere. These are Type 1, 2 and 3 from the previous article. Moreover, there are Type 5 and 6. The first is met among the Russian much more frequent than had been thought.
Here is my brief description of the most Russian customers:
1. ‘The poor’ — they always incur the money deficit and look for a free ride or someone, who can do the work at a cheap rate. They will not feel shy to make ample promises or grift at all. There is a great many of them.
2. ‘The reflective’ — these people may think for hours and hours to accept you for work. They are possible to writ
The cure from envy Perhaps this feeling is familiar to us all. The Internet is full of places where people literally sprinkle poison. The phrase: “a neighbor grass is always greener” appeared for a reason. People often do not try to understand the success of others, believing that they got it “accidentally” or “very easy”. In their understanding, others do not deserve to live better than they do. It is the reason for envy.
I've seen many examples when the beginners, who grew up in a real professional could lose some of their friends. Friends began to envy him terribly, despise them, tell nasty things about them behind their back. Of course, those “friends” did not seek to develop their skills and were stuck in the category of trolls. Such people never think what the price for success was.
In order to achieve something, I had to invest in myself constantly, spend all the money on my stud
How to become a popular. Part II [EN]What is popularity? This is in demand. It’s fame. When thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people know about you. And even more.
Popularity is when you are physically unable to respond to the tons of messages that come to you every minute.
Popularity is when thousands of people crave your attention, and you don’t have time to listen to each one catastrophically.
We can enumerate to infinity.
In a word, it’s a pain in the rear. No, it’s not all. There are pros and cons, but we’ll talk a little about the other.
The newbies, desperately eager to become a new sakimichan by any means, sometimes come across. They may not be able to draw, but they’ll dream of earning 100 thousand bucks, doing nothing. Such people will necessarily test all the “cheating” methods, some of which are set out in my articles. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is very naive. Sooner or later,
Where to begin? Where to go? [EN]Great! You chose art and decided to become an artist. Do you feel that you don’t know which area to go to? In 2D, 3D, etc.? And maybe, you can grab everything at once? But what about the mentors? How and where to learn it? And, most importantly, how long? Let’s do it in order!
This article was inspired by one personal message. Thanks to its author!
Art without borders
First, you have to get acquainted with different directions and, if possible, to probe each of them. Look at the time lapses of artists, high-speed video with modeling, how special effects are created, etc. You must have a clear understanding of what you are drawn to. You need to decide on the goal and what you want to become.
For example, many draw in 2D simply because it gives them a joy. Someone else at the same time manages to make a lot of money on his hobby. This is the case when the “useful is combined with the pleasant”.
One can write a lot on the definition and goal
Cheat! Cheats and Tricks Cheat! Cheat! And cheat again! Use everything that can improve your performance, facilitate work, increase efficiency, save time and allow you to earn more money. Experiment, develop your own tricks, learn from the tricks of successful artists, and explore new ways. If you are able to quickly and efficiently do the work that would require a month earlier, and the client would gladly accept it, why not? Freelancing is a business. All means are good. Progress does not stand still. There are always new tools, ways to ease the hard work of the artist.
Let’s consider “cheating” as a good thing. For example, in the West there was time when they did not recognize the drawing of comics on computer, considering it something out of the ordinary. Today artists are eager to share their techniques of work on the graphics tablets. The computer that was considered as ”cheating”, has become an integral part of our lives. Jus
ART VS MONEY [EN]*Dear customers, this is translated version of article from July 14 and it's not about you. With these people I'm not working already. However, it may be useful for freelancers who are working too hard but earn too little.
ART VS MONEY
One of the most unpleasant problems in freelance, which I sometimes encounter, is apathy to everything. This is normal if you are a workaholic and live by fulfilling other people’s needs. But, over the years of such a “life”, at some point, I’ve had an epiphany—I want to be an artist, not a wage worker. Just create art the way we like it and bluntly sculpt images for dough—this is like apples and oranges. When I had to act as a customer, I had often noticed that freelancers don’t put their hearts into what they are doing. They don’t care about the characters and worlds they needed to portray. Even if they were performed qualitatively, the viewer didn’t feel the magical atmosp