There is something I love about cats in little outfits like this XD
Goals are scary.
It sometimes is not that easy~
It takes time, but you can do it!
For all those people that constantly ask “is using a reference cheating?”
No, it’s not. THEY’RE THERE, USE THEM. Using a reference is not tracing, it’s cool.
This is cute AND accurate! 8D
Seeing the rage generated from the typo. I will forever now put one in each how to I do just to drive you grammar weirdos nuts
“Know what you’re drawing”
Because seriously, I’ve seen someone insist a picture of a tree weasel was a picture of a cat. Really. Also I’m kinda tired of cat-faced dogs and same-dog when it comes to furry art. I once was drawing a commissions I thought was a regular wolfish-dog, buuuuut it was a bull terrier. So I hoped on google and fixed that picture, and the client loved it and everyone could tell it was a terrier and not another wolf-fox-genro-canine.
Reference is okay guys. It doesn’t make you a lesser artist. It makes you a better artist to reference your subject. Theres also a difference between referencing and copying. :|
If you are an artist like me who spends most of her time in the computer chair (or some other profession with the same problem), then please read this article! I have known for some time how my job can be a health risk for me, even though sitting around all day doesn’t seem like a health risk. It HAS effected my health negatively, and I work against that every day. One of my worst worries is how sitting still for long periods of time can effect blood flow. I combat this by getting at LEAST a 30 minute walk in every day, and taking a 10-15 minute break every hour for standing/walking around. I’m often actually jumping around, dancing, or running about cleaning during those breaks. Anything to get me moving! Just don’t take your health for granted when you have a sedentary job like the one I have, you’d be surprised at how much it can effect you.
A Life Less Sedentary: CG Artist Health
I decided to write this blog post because honestly, I wish I had read one like it years ago. After 12 years of making my living as a 3D artist, I can tell you this is not a career path that inspires healthy living. The realities of any CG artist’s daily life can steer one into a cycle of unhealthy behavior which can be very difficult to fully recognize and break free from. Modern living is potentially sedentary enough without us making it worse! Only recently have I come to better recognize my unhealthy daily habits and begun the processes of breaking the cycle.
My goal in writing this post is to simply share what I see as the big obstacles for the healthy living of those in the CG industry and some solutions I have found that work well for me personally. Hopefully some of you will find this information helpful and it maybe even encourages you to make some changes in your own routines.
Full article HERE.
Best. Advice. Ever. Neil Gaiman addresses the University of the Arts, Class of 2012. Every artist and writer should see this. :)
Wow. I’ve been up n down about Gaiman, but…wow. Really, artisans/writers need to hear this.
Imma be honest and expose myself but - I laughed and I cried. Really, tears kinda cried. Some of his advice/words/stories hit home that hard.
And I think I’m really lucky, because I’ve been nice, on time and …in my humble opinion… good with what I do. And I’ve been inspired to enjoy that.
This is a screenshot, because Tumblr in its wisdom won’t let us reblog answered questions. But you can reblog this version, and you can go to the original. I beg you to please do that. Go to the original. Give Rampaige clicks.
Because this. This right here. This is maybe my favorite “you have got to be kidding me” response to the age old complaint that somehow an artist or creator who’s putting things on the internet is surrendering her right to make even a token living from that art.
If you’ve ever gotten annoyed because someone who’s posting something you can read for free actually expects to make some money for it? Read this. And then shut the Hell up.
dance for me artmonkey dance
Liked on its original post and here. I am sick of the attitude of entitlement from people who think that online means completely free.
The attitude and entitlement. UGH. The sad part is this is recurrent everywhere. :|
Real good book! I recommend it aswell :B
I’ve been thinking about making this post ever since the “dangers of undercharging” post from last week. There really isn’t much of a post I can make without either missing a vital argument/point, or writing an entire freaking book. And since I’m not expert and don’t have time to write a book I’m…
Since the other night’s post about undercharging, I’ve come under fire for my words about undercutting other artists. So I feel I have to clarify my position on that.
~I am not angry at, nor do I hate or hold it against anyone for charging lower prices. I understand everyone has their reasons,…
I’ve been wanting to write this for a while, but I’ve stopped myself from doing so because this debate can bring up a lot of negative feelings. Not only that, but I’m going to use myself as an example of what NOT to do, and that’s pretty embarrassing. I feel this message is worth putting out there…