I often get asked how to get better at drawing and painting. While the main answer is practice there are a lot of fantastic resources that will make the journey far easier; below is a list of the ones I have personally found most useful. Some are free and some are paid, if you want the paid ones please actually buy them and support the hard-working artists that spend their valuable time providing quality education.
Also this is enough material to last you for, literally, years, so get one at a time, study it in detail, then once you're thoroughly finished move on to the next one. Reading a book or watching a dvd doesn't make you better. What
Falling into a rut is so very easy, getting back out of it not so very much. (On the other hand, getting into the groove is not so easy, getting distracted from it pretty simple. Funny how one word with the same ostensible meaning has two entirely different connotations.) How do you end up pushing yourself back into doing creative things when the will is hard to find?
As a side note, I seem to have some new messages since the last time I checked dA, but my Notes subpage is showing up blank (even though it lists the number of messages in my inbox and unread on the sidebar). [EDIT: Never mind, working now.]
Also, I've made a Tumblr account fo
These are operating from the assumption of a single character, either full or bust (as labeled). Some of the examples are of groups or busts, so the price for that specific example might have been different.
Full color character (example): $60
Full B&W paint (bust example): $40
Full inked (group example): $40
Full sketch (example): $15
Bust color paint (example): $30
Bust inked (couple example): $20
Bust B&W paint (example): $20
Bust sketch (couple example): $10
Additional characters: +50% of the base price for each additional character
Backgrounds: 2x the base price - full backgrounds, not the simp
As usual, I circle back around once every year or so to post and add some new stuff.
Fortunately, these days I've been getting back into the art thing much more heavily, working most days on sketches, studies, or commissions. And I've been posting them elsewhere, too, so I figured I should dust off my dA and start posting it here, as well.
A couple of things should come in over the next couple of days as I catch up on what little I did in my hiatus, and then hopefully a steadier trickle as I keep working on sketches and studies.
Here's to hopefully being more active. :)