Recently on Facebook I mentioned I would do some commissions. I fully plan to do some, but there are a few things any person asking an artist for a commission should think about. Also, there are some limitations I want to stress about things I will not do/sell.
Things to think about if you are asking me for a commission:
Do I think the artist can draw this in a way that is worth me spending money on?If I am asking for fan art, can the artist do this in a way that is "better" than what other artists have done or the original work?Do they have the skills needed to complete the work to the degree I want it done?Is what I am asking for in line
Recently I have found that I do better with traditional media for my line-work; better with digital for color. With that in mind I will likely be doing a shift more toward doing things the old-fashioned way and then finishing them off digitally. This may be an interesting transition; there is just something about paper and pen. Fighting that big blank page with all your heart and coming away the victor. We'll just have to see how it goes!
Also, I am planning on doing some studies (those will likely be digital for the speed of them). Some things I am contemplating are doing a literally step by step of how I draw. To really mentally take owner
This won't be long...maybe.
Not long ago I decided I wanted to try some new things stylistically. What I didn't want to do is have to design new characters while I did it. So, in the interest of saving time and energy as well as allowing me to focus on the style or idea; I decided to borrow design from elsewhere.
Why FF6? Really it is because I have a huge amount of love for that game. SQEnix needs to remake it like, now. That aside it is also a game that doesn't get a lot of higher quality fan art. Not to say mine is crazy good. It is decent at this point - I don't have any delusions on that. But there are just a lot of unsung heroes from
I am sort of taking myself back to school in a sense. The works you will likely see posted will be closer to my comfort zone as I really establish some style and work outward from there. I want to grow, but I want to make a more deliberate effort to do so.
For now, I am starting with some basic gray-scale and line. Then I may begin adding sepia tones and such. I need to start integrating what I am good at (lines) into the things I am less good at (color). That's the plan anyway.