Omg so that dog guy from my last post found my instagram and commented! I’d feel bad but I said nothing but the truth so I shall stand by my sketch LOL! I’m dying a little, New York man!
thank you! I’m now single and still rocking cool hair but I appreciate it! :3
I will try my best to be helpful! I grew up in an inner city so I’ve never been dependent on cars so I don’t have any experience on that side. I did start doing commissions when I was like 17 and started doing conventions, and from what I have seen it is possible to make “ok” money doing commission work exclusively. If you keep drawing and can produce samples that’s really all you need to start taking commissions, having an online art presence is also important that’s how people find your work and become a fan. Which is why so many popular online artists have gotten their start in online fandom art communities. So its easier to get commissions if you have been posting stuff and you have a decent number of followers and other artist friends. Most of my art money these days comes from merch/comic printing which does take more invest on my part and doing a certain amount of comic conventions. But seriously I started off as a High school kid with a handful of fanart prints and a web comic I updated every week on a bare bones site. Anyone has the potential to make it as an artist if you work at it and can just keep plugging away. Draw what you love and hopefully people will see it and like it. Don’t get discouraged, I’m not going to lie and say its easy but it is rewarding and I’ve met some of my best friends through being a young artist who really liked their work and they happened to like mine. Good luck! I hope things get better and you get where you need to be to be comfortable.
Here below is a shamefully old commission from 2007 (hahahahomghahahaaaa*sob*)
If anyone had any illusions that I am an artist of quality and respectability here is what happens when I hang with friends. Dicks as far as the eye can see. I like lolsup sketch of me, portrait of an artist and her craft. Dick desa
Reminder one of the anthologies I have a comic in is debuting at SPX! Find out more about the "Subcultures anthology" over at the Ninth Art press blog. I did a whole thing about my experience with goth fetish clubs. I’m looking forward to seeing it in print! (I don’t know if I’ll be making an appearance myself, I wasn’t able to get a table.) Whit and Dan will have copies for sale however, so keep an eye out!
I keep meaning to do a proper step by step for a makeup break down, next time using my dslr. but this is one of the ways I draw in my eyebrows starting up with a “smudge brush” and finishing with an angled brush to draw in the tail
This ask box took awhile I’m sorry about that! I wanted to really get into it though although as usual it kind of meandered from just “How to research diverse characters” but hopefully I helped? It kind of covers how to try and write characters and I guess is in the same vein of my “Strong female characters comic”
Everyone has writing methods for character development but heres mine I guess.
diversity is good! but even better is diversity that is well written is I guess my point.