Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.
Give me a break (into comics...)Pro comic writer :iconzubby: Jim Zub has a blog where he's written a few entries on how to break into the comics industry. Well worth a read IMO!The links -->Part 1 - How do I break in? --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1725Part 2 - Find an artist --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1767Part 3 - Comic Writing --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1068Part 4 - The Pitch --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1511Part 5 - Pitch Critique --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1882Part 6 - Comic Q&A --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1813Part 7 - The Realities of Creator-owned Comics --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1953In addition he links to Charles Soule's blog articles about Freelance work and Contracts called "Agree to Agree"Here's the links -->Part 1 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/agree-to-agree-part-one/Part 2 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/agree-to-agree-part-2/Part 3 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/agree-to-agree-part-three/Part 4 --> http://charlessoule.word
A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things. I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
TAD: Making It RightHere's an update about the royalties situation:John English over at TAD stepped up and did the right thing by sending me a check for my royalties, which I have already received and banked.He also gave me his word that he would be taking care of the other artists royalties who were wronged as well.Whether that happens or not remains to be seen, but he called me not long after I made my post wanting to know what he could do.John said he didn't think people should get credit for doing the right thing and I agreed. But I still want to take the time to flesh this out a little because I want to keep my side of the street clean and because there's a lot of confused, angry, hurt, people.Justified or not; dropping this nuke hurt TAD and TAD isn't only populated by the people who wronged me; it's comprised of people *just like me* trying to make a living in art.I was wronged, but TAD isn't some cartoon villain plotting to suck the life-force from hapless artists; no one goes into business
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1 The Digital Showcasepresented by the Digital Artists(Volume 1)If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.Downtownby PeteAmachreeDark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by CryptcrawlerMiss Summerby su-keWater Goddess regby Toru-meowCry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
Environment art feature.Hello watchers, members and contributors.Always wondering how the masters do it?Nowadays a lot of people are livestreaming, including some master environment artists.Here you find a livestream app that shows a list of people livestreaming and the ones who are live now! http://livestreamstatuslist.appspot.com/:iconTitusLunter: Titus Lunter: http://livestream.com/u2644 Livestreams every Tuesday on 8 o clock Amsterdam time. You can send in your environment work for feedback.From realism to very painterly. :iconjonasdero: Jonas de Ro: He just rocks in painting city ruins.This guys has developed a great style. :iconraphael-lacoste: Raphael Lacoste: Kicking ass with perspective.Buy this Gnomon workshop Dvd to discover his painttechnique http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/product/906/ . Return of the Knight ! by Raphael-Lacoste :thumb3
Deviantart, you're F****NG AWESOMESo I got both a DD and a Facebook feature for my LA piece yesterday, and it finally just hit me how amazing this place is. All the love and support I've gotten here is mind-boggling to me. I would even go as far as to say that it's made my career. This is where I found my "audience", my first industry connections, fellow artist friends etc. This is where I first saw Dan LuVisi's King Kong piece and stared at it in awe for hours, and then had my mind blown the day I found out that both him and Rahll (Reid Southen) knew who I was! I mean, these were guys I was idolizing like fucking movie stars, and today I consider these guys to be good friends, even though I still havne't met either of them.. (I think they're just intimidated by me sexually.) But anyway, I always knew I could draw, based on the reactions from people around me, but I also always considered myself a complete nobody. Perhaps because I was such a fucking deadbeat loser in "real life", getting fired from jobs in grocery sto
Dude- why not just take a photo and call it done!When I download a drawing like my latest eye study I get some of this, and it's a good question and one that needs to be thought through by every realist."Hello, I'm doing some research (not very scientific, I just need some opinions) on photo-realism and I'd like to ask you a question if you don't mind: "why not simply take a photograph or use a 3D program"? That's a great question and a realist has to answer this for him or herself, If copying without change, construction and re-invention, be it form a photograph or from life, then the creative process is not addressed, in this case I agree there is a useless element about it, it becomes a fundamental exercise at best. There is nothing wrong with these exercises if it improves your knowledge and skills as a technician. But if your aim is only to draw like "a photo", I'm afraid you will never attain what "art" has to offer. Also I think too many photo-realists rely on technical eye candy alone, with no