Me and Ty Halley were just Skypi’n when we decided to record our talk for narcissistic reasons. We don’t know where we want to go with this but if it turns out people like this kind of nonsense we’ll be extremely critical of y’all’s taste in entertainment, but we will also probably record more of our conversations in the future.
I pretty much work exclusively in photoshop for drawing and coloring. It takes some getting used to to transition from traditional to digital but I’ve experienced some cheap tablets that creates terrible representations of your actual strokes, so that might be your problem. If you use a Wacom product though, you should be in safe hands.
My career is still in its infancy and I haven’t encountered this rule personally, I’m free to do what I like with my own time as long as I don’t use it to work with or on competing products, namely other games. Which is understandable.
I would not however be very pleased with having someone that pays me for 8 hours of my day telling me what I can and can’t do with my creativity on my own time.
That being said, the rule does make sense, it can split your focus and distract you, but I think it’s our responsibility as professionals to be honest with how much we can handle and arrive at work well rested, focused and ready to deliver. That’s why I only work on my comic during the weekends.
Some more practice, I needed something to paint so I ended up doing fanart of Hanna from The Tithe
Would be cool if I had the time to do short stories like that. Oh well, maybe next decade.
Character belongs to Penny Arcade.
Felt like testing some painting techniques out.
You might recognize it.
I saw this and I couldn’t help but to reblog it. I’m a strong advocate for valuing artists work. To me It’s a no-brainer, but for some reason it refuses to sink into the collective mind.
If you’ve commissioned me or asked for my rates you know that I charge a hefty sum for my time and expertise. That makes me loose a a large fraction of potential clients, some even get angry with me, quoting other artists rates at me, tries to trick me into believing they’re doing me a favor, that it’s a great opportunity, good exposure or otherwise try to convince me to work for almost nothing at all.
They try pretty much everything to get me to draw stuff for them. Anything except of course, to pay me what my time is worth.
Please don’t be that guy.