|I loved drawing and art since I was a little girl but picked it up seriously after falling in love with the anime style and discovering digital art when I was 12 (yes it seemed a fairyly new thing back then). I enjoy drawing original, fanart, and all things chibi! I'm currently a freelance artist available for chibi commission, caricature comissions, or commercial projects and can usually be found at Florida anime conventions and on Etsy or Facebook. I thrive on comments and feedback and chatting with people, so don't be shy!|
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags i
Steam Punk Sailor Moon ContestIt is time for our summer contest to begin! We let out a little teaser in mentioning earlier that this was going to be a fan art contest, but no other details were given. As you can tell by the title of this post, it's a Sailor Moon fan art contest with a twist! Many of our group staff are avid fans of Sailor Moon, so we couldn't resist hosting a contest for this wonderful magical girl anime.
Only members of ARTISTICANIMANGA may participate. No watchers, affiliates, or non-members may participate.All contest entries must be made specifically for this contest. This means you cannot submit a deviation that was made before this contest was announced. Your entry must be dated on or after the start date of the contest (May 1st, 2012).You can submit a maximum of two (2) entries, but you can only win once.All entries must have a simple background.All contest entries must have the group icon in the artist's comment area.Please only use minimal watermarks. Please do not s
Drawing References and ResourcesUpdated: Aug 13 2012
EVEN MOAR SKIN SWATCHES!
The best way to improve is to draw from real life. That's the best way to learn. If you don't know how to draw a certain angle of a hand or an arm, you shouldn't fudge it, you should always look it up and figure out how to draw it right. Hiding the hands behind the body is a no-no, people! The proof of bsing is easy to see: http://neofox.deviantart.com/journal/ART-knowledge-is-power-282518336
But often it's very hard to weed through the crap to find good stock to use as reference. So here I am, doing the work for you and naming some helpful resources.
I've been teaching my friend Kitteh how to draw, so I'm learning first hand just what steps to take to improve.
There's one very special thing you must do to improve. With this special thing you can go from amateur to pro. And that's PRACTICE. You can get all the references and tutorials you want, buy all the books, save all the tutorials and referenc