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Question: How do artists make money? Real currency only! 14 Art Discussion 6/21/12 1:04pm
Seruki
You think that's rude, you don't know rude when you see it. You'll know when I've started being rude. You're being hypocritical. On one hand, you're shoving in my face that all these people (oh congrats, you can name names!) can make money in manga style. On the other hand, you're reiterating what everyone else has said in that the best way to make money in manga-style is in fanart. "Hyp ...
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6/20/12 4:56pm
IronSpike
Question: How do artists make money? Real currency only! 14 Art Discussion 6/21/12 1:04pm
Seruki
What other post would I be referring to? And Adam Warren, Svetlana Chmakova, Felipe Smith, Stan Sakai, Fred Gallagher, etc. would like to refute your statement. Manga-style American artists make money most quickly with fanart because it's easiest. A strongly manga-influenced style has its strengths and weaknesses, and its primary strength is instant appeal to manga fans in general. Makin ...
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6/20/12 3:46pm
IronSpike
dead. 47 Recycle Bin 6/30/12 4:01am
qpx
Deviant Art is a convenient, low-hassle platform for creating a portfolio when you can't be bothered to buy your own space and learn basic HTML. That is its only good quality. Beyond that, it's a paradise of asspats, meaningless teenybopper drama, artistic stagnation and endless fan and fetish art.
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6/20/12 11:47am
IronSpike
Is anyone else here kind of bothered by cross-stitch? 37 Art Discussion 6/24/12 2:29pm
snacks_ex_mach...
I don't think you really understand what's being discussed. Spec work for Gaia gold is worse than spec done in the real world, because at least real-world spec offers the remote chance of being paid in real money the artist could spend anywhere. CrossStich is just the Black Lung Coal Mining Company paying its workers by crediting their account at the Company Store.
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6/20/12 11:40am
IronSpike
Question: How do artists make money? Real currency only! 14 Art Discussion 6/21/12 1:04pm
Seruki
Oh, Christ. Another "Artists are poor" thread. Do NOT let "Don't go into (career x), you'll be poor!" predictions stop you. Here's a REAL newsflash, kids: For the better part of your 20s, you're gonna be poor pretty much NO MATTER WHAT. It's your job to figure out how to UN-poor yourself. About me: I'm in my early 30s. My husband works in an office, doing graphic design for a large internat ...
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6/20/12 11:35am
IronSpike
I have many new comics that I've been working on lately! 14 Comic Creators 6/20/12 8:21pm
Pegasus 2X
Restricting your audience to a hand-picked group that will do nothing but praise your work, regardless of the quality, is the surest way to stay awful. Constructive criticism is like a cheat sheet for improvement. Other people can see flaws that you can't; flaws that might otherwise take you years to correct. If I walked out of the bathroom with a trail of toilet paper stuck to my shoe heel ...
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6/18/12 10:08pm
IronSpike
Wanting a Tablet. 10 Art Discussion 6/15/12 2:50pm
avantr3i
That really depends on what you want to do. If you're interested in making comics, Manga Studio EX is the hands-down winner. If you want to digitally paint or color, Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop and Painter are good options. If you want to sculpt digitally, try Sculptris. Digital tablets are like hammers. They'll work with any nail; it's up to you to choose the right nail for the job and ...
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6/15/12 2:50pm
IronSpike
Wanting a Tablet. 10 Art Discussion 6/15/12 2:50pm
avantr3i
The ideal beginner's tablet is a Bamboo Create, made by Wacom. It's relatively cheap, high quality, and the stylus won't require a battery, like in lesser brands.
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6/14/12 6:39pm
IronSpike
Surprise! Japanese animators are poor! 100 Art Discussion 8/3/12 4:46am
Fansub
This is true. But it's still not a realistic proposition. Japan has been subjected to a glut of domestic manga artists and animators for years. The chances of a foreigner being hired to take a job a local could do in a country as xenophobic as Japan are vanishingly small. The last I heard of it happening was with Justin Leach, who was without a doubt a special case; He moved to Japan in 200 ...
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6/13/12 6:38pm
IronSpike
Which do u prefer traditional or digital drawing?? 37 Art Discussion 6/15/12 5:05pm
x-xX iAnime Xx-x
Your point of view is provably wrong. Digital art isn't easier. Nothing is done for you. Only someone with little to no experience with digital paint programs can tell themselves this. The primary advantages of digital coloring are speed, ease of transfer to print, universal palettes, and the fact that it's safer than traditional paints. The tools are easier to deal with. The execution ...
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6/13/12 1:22am
IronSpike
How much would you pay for... 9 Art Discussion 6/11/12 6:44pm
xTeChNo_KiSsEs...
I'm talking about professionally offset-printed books, financed by publishers and ordered in runs that number in the thousands. Not print-on-demand books.
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6/11/12 6:40pm
IronSpike
How much would you pay for... 9 Art Discussion 6/11/12 6:44pm
xTeChNo_KiSsEs...
If you're trying to decide what to charge, comics are generally priced at around triple their cost of production.
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6/11/12 5:47pm
IronSpike
Surprise! Japanese animators are poor! 100 Art Discussion 8/3/12 4:46am
Fansub
Now, how much satisfaction in the knowledge you've entertained millions buys you a 12-pack of instant ramen, again? I've always been fuzzy on the exchange rate.
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6/11/12 11:29am
IronSpike
You know any good Inspiring cartoonist's?? 5 Art Discussion 6/11/12 3:52am
buttercup257
A good list. But just so you know, don't start off trying to draw like any of the people you've listed above. Their work is all highly stylized, And inexperienced art students sometimes choose to imitate them under the mistaken impression that it's "easier" than learning to draw realistically. Don't make that error. Learn from life, then stylize. My inspirations: Jaime Hernandez. ...
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6/10/12 9:04pm
IronSpike
Tablet Advice for the Totally UN-Gifted? ...Updated! 17 Art Discussion 6/11/12 10:13am
WideEyed
iPads are not illustration tools. They can be bent to your will with pressure-sensitive styluses and third-party programs, but they were conceived as workday and entertainment lap computers, not art tools. If you want a tablet for drawing, get a proper one, not a "tablet PC." Wacom is the most trusted brand in graphics tablets. They're sturdy, they're reliable, they often come packaged with a ...
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