Tutorials n Misc
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Setting Prices for Your Artwork
There 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 Contest
It 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 Resources
Updated: 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
Pricing Guide for freelance artists
This is a really useful resource for artists trying to earn money doing freelance work through the Job Offers forum or elsewhere. The original article is here: http://whatafool.deviantart.com/art/Pricing-Guide-G-A-G-Handbook-168587947
"Hello, all. My name is Kellan Stover, a budding professional illustrator close to finishing up his time at the Savannah College of Art and Design, achieving my BFA in illustration. I felt the need to create this news article for the benefit of every artist on deviantArt who intends to make money from their talent.
When one visits the deviantArt 'Employment Opportunities' forum, they should be shocked at what they find. Startling low prices abound. These are both offered by the clients, as well as quoted by the artists. The sad truth is most people aren't shocked at all. The perceived consensus is that it's business as usual. A lower price means an increased likelihood that a client will do business with you, right? In some ways yes, but not at thi
The Palette Project
On 2014 I've imposed myself a challenge: "I should draw a doodle a day, during the whole year".The reason why I took such a challenge was because I wasn't happy with how much I created on the year before, on 2013.
Before starting the challenge I would procrastinate instead of drawing, I would wait for some magic sort of inspiration to come in order to draw anything at all.
That was the paradigm, the standards of my work flow.
After concluding the 365 Days of Doodles project I had a new paradigm: I can create one black&white drawing everyday.
What I want to do now in 2015 is changing the paradigm again: I want to add color palettes to my doodles. Seven, to be more specific.