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How do you stay motivated and and continuing to create new art? I know you're in art school but I've been trying for two years now to get into an art school and each time I get the rejected it really knocks my confidence and motivation down.
I’m always, always always looking at the work of other artists (be it contemporary or from before my time) to try and figure out what it is they’re doing right.
Picturemaking, as a whole (and I mean picturemaking here, not just character design or environments separately) involves a lot of things that need to be balanced or unbalanced on varying levels. Seeing the way stuff fits together and incorporating that into your own work is really important, and for me, seeing the way other people choose do it helps me out a lot.
There are SO many different ways to illustrate, and no one is “BORN” with “DRAWING TALENT.” Remembering that everyone’s had to start at the level of drawing stick figures and circular suns wearing sunglasses is a good motivator - if what you’re doing now isn’t working, keep working at it! It’s just a snapshot of where you are at this point in time. The only time your art stops improving is when you stop making it.
(Check out Chuck Groenink, Meg Hunt, Sam Bosma, and Sam Weber. They all have completely different ways of visual problem-solving, but they’re all incredibly effective! Finding your own niche and playing to your own strengths as an illustrator takes a long time, but YOU CAN DO IT.)
Hi, I was just wondering where you get your prints made when you're selling or doing a show? Do you send out the file to a company to get them printed or do you print them yourself? Thanks!
I’ve only used adoramapix so far, which I would not really recommend. But! Anna Rose has an awesome list of printing resources here. I haven’t tapped into any of them myself yet so I can’t personally vouch for any of these companies, but I’ll update when I do.
Most of you guys have been really, really lovely about this so far, but I would just like to ask that you please (!) really really try very hard not to remove my artist’s comments off of my work when you reblog it.
I understand a lot of you have some really stylish sans text blogs, but I put this stuff up for you to view it and enjoy and the pictures themselves are not always my sole motivation for making posts. Sometimes I am promoting projects I am involved in, sometimes I’m relaying information and other times I’m just trying to give you guys some context! So please be aware. It’s kind of like saying “I don’t really care what you think, I just want the picture.”
FRESH MEAT WAS SO GREAT, thanks everyone for stopping by and being awesome! I have some leftover dog zines and minicomics left over so please drop me a line if you would like one - ($2 for dog zine, $4 for my 6-page mini). \m/
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