I am currently a student attending a city university member college. I am also taking courses at an Atelier while exploring employment opportunities in writing and editing. No idea why I came here, but I'll hopefully figure that all out soon.

 

color-palettes:

Shout out to this incredible color resource site! They give you anything and everything you could ever want to know about a color from color schemes to RGB percentage makeup. There’s even a color blindness simulator for help with using visible/accessible colors for all viewers.

So keep this site in mind if you’re a graphic designer, interior designer, artist, color enthusiast, or whatever! It’s quite awesome.

callmepo:

I am ramping up for the next set of sketch commissions - the list is not open yet, but soon - but there are a limited number of spots this round.
As something different I thought I would give people who want to commission me a chance to ask their questions here instead of worrying about missing out on a commission spot while waiting for an answer.
Above are the basic sketch commission details:
I also prepared an artist profile with more details on what I will and won’t draw.

callmepo:

I am ramping up for the next set of sketch commissions - the list is not open yet, but soon - but there are a limited number of spots this round.

As something different I thought I would give people who want to commission me a chance to ask their questions here instead of worrying about missing out on a commission spot while waiting for an answer.

Above are the basic sketch commission details:

I also prepared an artist profile with more details on what I will and won’t draw.

leseanthomas:

Kids: Considering becoming an animator or director in animation? Start animating and storyboarding now. But here’s a selection of books that you might wanna keep with you. 

leseanthomas:

Many of these rates (before taxes, might I add) haven’t changed in 20 years. $100-$250 in 1994 aint the same as in 2014. This is why Comic Book Conventions for many comic illustrators, in many cases, are the lifeblood of their comic making (commissions, direct fan interaction books sales). 

Support your local mainstream or indie comic artist!!!!

Source: http://www.ehow.com/info_8068093_much-artist-make-per-project.html

How do I become a full time illustrator?

frenden:

A young, aspiring illustrator recently asked me how to become a full time freelancer. The answer is murky at best and provides no quick route to a stable career, but I’d like to think I learned a thing or two over the last fifteen-ish years that’s worth repeating.

I was lucky in that I started a blog before most folks were actively doing so. I posted a ton of work for at least five years before I got noticed from folks like Nike. It’s a numbers game. The more you put out into the ether, the better chance that the right people will see it.

Make a lot of work. Post it everywhere. Ev-er-y-where. Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Google+, Youtube, Twitter, Reddit, group blogs, art forums, sites whose content needs aligns with your work’s subject matter, and your own site.

If shotgunning the work into the world is half the battle, networking is the second. You’ll get notice eventually if you keep pumping out work, but develop a peer group in the meantime. These co-illustrators are more likely to get you your first gigs than anything else. You can’t go wrong with meeting, knowing, and being nice to a lot of people. Much of the time my success feels like a karmic reprieve for not being a dick.

Do the work. Make so much work that it’s persuasive as a body and speaks FOR you. Accept failures. Hell, accelerate the rate at which you fail. It’s the quickest route to learning what you need to do. And pretty soon you’ll have a base of fans or peers, or, if you’re lucky, both, that are open to what you’re creating.

That’s worth more than a big client or two. None of the work I’ve done for big clients has ever gotten me big clients. I didn’t even bother to put it into my portfolio when I was actively soliciting freelance clients half of the time. The esoteric, personal, honest stuff always has.

Be honest in your work. Make a shit-ton of it. Be nice to people.

That’s it.

Anonymous asked
I want to support Giannis but I hate Marvel. What do I do about his upcoming issues of All-New Ultimates?

milonogiannis:

royalboiler:

I bought the Stokoe Avengers when it came out. and I certainly don’t want to tell anyone what they should spend their money on.  Giannis always does fun comics, I’m sure it’ll be great. (also I’m sure it’ll be chocked full of garbage ads)

Marvel as a giant shitty branch of a larger shitty company will not bend on the sales of a couple of comic books. For me it’s more about putting less value on these places with gross history. 

But also, if you prefer to not put your hard earned ducats in their pockets you can just bootleg the thing and buy the next book of his own Giannis does. 

 I know guys like Giannis and Stokoe have a ton of stories of their own to tell and I do love that we’re in a time where them working at some corporate company is more of a one off and not their whole careers. The future is bright like that. 

So yeah, fuck the Po-lice, fuck corporate comics, fuck that weak shit— 

(& look here’s an Otomo drawing)

Comics you’re the best. 

Oh nice, I hadn’t seen this! It’s really flattering when people pick up something just because your name’s on it, but I definitely wouldn’t hold it against anyone who’d rather not get it.

I expect people who follow my work will make their own conscious choices, just like I make my choices of what to work on.

And yes, I’m hoping there’ll be something of my own out soon that you can unconditionally enjoy and I could force you to buy (。◝‿◜。)

Getting ripped happens. How you react is up to you.

frenden:

People steal my work a lot. This person, for instance, is "using" my tiling head pattern that I made for Threadless and use on my store.

I sent a terse message on his contact form and left a comment on his Instagram.

I tend not to spend too much time or effort on these things. If you’re too busy protecting works and looking backwards, you have less time to look forward and make new ones.

If this were a multi-million dollar retail juggernaut printing my stuff, I’d be a little more concerned, but there’s always going to be a percentage of folks who jack your stuff.

Going internet commando on them isn’t likely to change that. It will make you angry and waste your time, however.

kennoarkkan:

It’s finally here! The first compilation of patreon-posted(and not) sketches and drafts! Everything from futas, unreleased ideas, to character design and traditional sketches. It’s extremely NSFW so handle with care.

66 fucking pages, SON.

and you know what’s the best part? IT’S PAY WHAT YOU WANT!

THAT’S RIGHT SUCKA, YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE TO NOT DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT THIS INSTANT. GO!
http://www.e-junkie.com/kennoarkkan/product/499369.php#Cookie+Jar+vol.+1

and if you enjoyed the assballs out of it and you paid nothing, you should consider supporting my work so i can make stuff like this more often and make the internet a better place; with catgirls!

You could buy some comics

or even better, become a patron of my work!