Just a beardy guy, because I wanted to do something besides girls. Again. This could become a habit, if I ever draw something besides headshots…
A commissioned experimental sketchpage for my friend of her mermaid character. If anyone’s interested in this sort of art, let me know. I may do more!
Finished Poison Ivy sketch. I already started painting at this point so the next thing I upload will be the finished product. The perspective isn’t awful in this but I could afford to learn so much. @_@
Ivy, an hour and five minutes in. Probably gonna make her costume more bitchin’ and leafy later, but this is just the sketch phase
Thumbnail for the Poison Ivy picture I want to do, about a half hour. It’s messy, the perspective, pose and anatomy are off, but I mostly wanted to just get my layout, colors and values down, though the whole thing is looking a bit too ‘cold’ colored for me.
I’m trying to draw more, and I’m also trying to draw more things besides pretty girls, as much as I love them, so here’s a gruff probably-pirate man. Tried a new technique for this that I picked up from Kienan Lafferty on Youtube, kind of love it!
Something I started when I was feeling really low but don’t really want to finish. Kind of an emotional thing.
A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.
All of these things.
Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.
Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.
Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.
All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!) If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).
Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.
also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.
This post is really nice! :D