I am a Pretty Good Artist. I have worked professionally since 2006. I have worked on properties like G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Transformers, and a host of others. You can see my work everywhere, from toy packages to comic books to DVD covers. I currently work for MinoMonsters, where I have…
This right here is some great advice for artists who feel down on their art and their abilities. It’s an amazing post from an equally amazing artist. It also shows that no matter how much you admire an artist and think their work is perfection defined, they are real people who feel the same dissatisfaction from their work from time to time. It’s okay to not like your art. It’s what you do with that feeling that’s important. It’s taken me many years to reach this point and it’s no easy journey. I know I have a long way to go before I’m as good as I want to be, but that’s okay. It’s a great journey to be able to take. Read this and take it to heart, fellow creatives! Fight the good fight!
Once upon a time, there was a book. And the book claimed “there is no such thing as good and evil. There is only power and people too weak to use their power.” And it was sold to children. And some people got very upset about books teaching this lesson to children. But the upset people (and there…
Geeks of all sorts, especially RPG players, should read this. The message is really damn important. As a female player of pen and paper RPGs and someone who tries to participate in other geeky past times this really hits home. Our community needs to be better to its members and this is a great bit of reading about that. Please read and share amongst our wonderful geeky community!
Currently I make resin skull jewelry which I’ve been selling in my etsy shop Skullery for a few years now. I’d like to expand and start producing a line of silver and bronze jewelry. I’ve spent the past 6 months learning how to make them and producing the examples you see here (and there’s more on the Kickstarter page).
Now I need your help! The equipment I need to cast these pieces isn’t cheap, so I need enough people interested in my work in order for me to buy the tools I need and start production.
I’d like to spread this as far as I can, so this post also doubles as a giveaway! Reblog this post to enter, no need to follow me, and when the project ends on June 1st I’ll pick three winners randomly for a bronze crow claw necklace, a bronze fox claw necklace, and a silver mini sparrow necklace (check out the project page to see them!). The first winner will have first choice, and so on. I have these pieces already made so even if the kickstarter isn’t funded you’ll still get them. And if you back the kickstart and win we’ll make sure you don’t get the same thing twice if you don’t want to.
Thanks for taking a look! If you cant back the project but want to help, spread the word! <3
Things need to quit happening while I’m poor as catshit.
Okay, I try not to reblog stuff here overly often, but this kickstarter is just too cool to pass up! Gotta figure out how much I wanna throw at it because bones are RAD! I used to collect animal bones as a kid. Living in the Texas hill country is essentially an adventure in finding dead animal bones. Hooray for my awesome childhood! :D Anyways, take a look and toss some money at this artist if you like this sort of thing :3
so some advice I received in high school that has stuck with me to this day is that art block is just “your art in the process of getting better” so you just gotta push through it and get to that next level!
This is my take on that advice :P
HOLY SHIT, GUYS! AMAZING advice for artists. I live and believe this 100% Keep on keeping on! It’s worth all the grinding to hit that next level :D This is for all the artists and writers and just generally creative types who lurk around here. Keep grinding, y’all!
Artists and would be artists, PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE!! Joe Madureira is my top inspiration as an artist. I read and drew off his X-men comics as a kid. I have original copies of Battle Chasers.This guy is my IDOL! And his advice is amazing! SO much wisdom here. Just please read it and as an artist try to live it! :D
(Source: crystelland, via crispyfishsticks)
does this happen to anyone else cos it hAPPENS TO ME A LOT
Oh my god! A truer story has never been told! ;___;
Finished those portraits I posted yesterday. Whoo! As I mentioned, these are pics for my husband and I’s Doc Wagon ID cards that we got as backers for the Shadowrun Returns kickstarter :D I didn’t expect them to turn out so well, but I’m pleasantly surprised. They are a little more painterly that I usually turn out. I hope they print nicely on the cards!
And because I think someone asked, the forum my husband is a mod on is Shadowrun Universe at Shadowrun.com.
So here’s a couple of WIPs for some ID pics I’m working on. My husband and I backed the Shadowrun Returns kickstarter at a high enough level to get some Doc Wagon cards (actually, the forum he frequents offered the second one to me when they made him a mod). Well, we have to turn in pictures to be featured on our Doc Wagon IDs, so he wanted a Shadowrun version of himself for his card. And naturally I had to have Maryn, my main PC, on my card, sooooo….here I am drawing ID pics for us XD He’s the troll on the left and I’m the dragon girl on the right. I’ll post the final images once I get them colored tomorrow.
I left the pencil sketch underneath because I really dig how it looks. The final pics will be fully colored with no sketch lines. I drew these up in Manga Studio 5, but they will be colored in Photoshop (because I’m still not that great with MS5s coloring tools). Both the sketch pencils and the ink brush were created by the insanely talented Frenden. If you’re not familiar with this guy GET FAMILIAR! I bought his Photoshop CS5 and his MS5 brush sets and they were well worth the money AND THEN SOME! That dude is amazing in a way I hope I can come close to some day.
It’s been a hell of a week. How about rounding it out with a cute baby dragon doodle. This is my green dragon Baz as a youngin. It’s quick and messy. I tried playing around with some of the brushes I never use and this was actually pretty fun! :D Enjoy this small dose of cute <3
Costume, dragon, and harness design for Rahsyk! I included my little doodles too because they’re neat.
WHOO HOO! More commission art of Aardal and Basilyan :D Thoughtsupnorth just keeps knocking it out of the park with these designs. I asked to have a harness designed for my dragon rider and BOOM here it is. I love that it doesn’t extend down the back or interact/interfere with Baz’s wings. It drives me nuts when I see improbably designed harnesses/saddles on dragons. I like this one a LOT. Very simple and utilitarian. Lots of loops and rings for attaching luggage and extra passengers (via a harness they wear). Aardal is a bounty hunter and sometimes has to bring in his captives alive, so they get attached to Baz’s harness. I can’t wait to start drawing this :D And I love how Baz’s design was fleshed out. The scale patterns on his tail and the tip just delights me. He’s based on some green dragony doodles a bit further back in my tumblr and the artist did a kick ass job interpreting my scribbles. And this is the third design for Aardal’s outfit and it’s just as rad as the first two :D It’s hard to decide what I like most.
In short, if you’re looking for an artist to throw money at THOUGHTSUPNORTH IS YOUR ARTIST!! I’m already plotting to throw more money that way ;D