The Comics Workshop

Would you recommend society 6 as a good way of selling your art? And is tumblr a good places to start posting work? Thank you xxx your art is incredible

— Asked by Anonymous

Hi there! I would of course recommend spreading your work onto as many sites as you can just for the sake of exposure but, as I just posted about with my interview and stuff, I actually would recommend RedBubble a little over Society6 at the moment. While talking during and after the interview I got to find out a lot about how the company works and they more regularly feature and promote artists and their work which I am a huge supporter of! Society6 is a great place to sell work but in my experience RedBubble has gone above and beyond in terms of supporting the artists there.

Tumblr is a fantastic place to start posting work but be sure to take advantage of the tags system to get more eyes on your work! I’m always in support of posting literally everywhere and I currently have about 10-12 sites I regularly update but the most successful for me have been Tumblr & Behance. Behance is a little more geared towards professional work and it’s definitely been a real joy to get feedback there. On top of those for networking purposes I would also suggest like Instagram, Twitter or Facebook - any of those would be great because they offer a little more secluded ways to get your work seen and to interact with art directors  or illustrators that you admire.

Just, don’t get discouraged when posting if there’s no real activity at first. If you just keep doing things you enjoy and continue to improve - people will come. I always find that the mindset of  “don’t cater to others - cater to yourself” has helped me a lot, having fun and doing something you care about helps a whole lot.

All the best!

— Answered by jmfenner91

ikimaru:

..not what I meant to do this evening but look I made a tutorial!

this kinda got out of hand but I was having fun shh

remember to experiment around, there are many different ways to do things! B) it’s up to you finding the one you like!

also gomen for crappy handwriting and some rushed drawings


miyuli:

Hand practice! My lecturer said my hands look all the same so I tried to put in some character. It’s hard! Will try to simplify more next.
(You’re welcome to use these for reference)





solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!


rufftoon:

veesdumpingrounds:

part 1 of my answer ! I dunno, I hope this is some help or whatever, or at least a goof startpoint for people to debate over the differences between comics and animation ? :) it’s still a good time for you to go check out my comics wwebsite haha 

Reblogging, because very very close to my own experience.


http://sparklermonthly.tumblr.com/post/92295100808/yourunderwaterskies-tokyodemons →


twofistin:

hey uh isaiah… I know it isn’t exactly what you mean in regards to animation not helping to fund the colonization of southeast asia, but you know that franklin d roosevelt and chuck jones worked together a lot on animated propaganda for his election, right? like… the guy who locked up dudes in internment camps and shit?

And comics…


laurenzuke:

bigfatbug:

hi everybody, recently i’ve been seeing a lot of people around the internet talking about experiencing drawing related pain
it feels like the right time to publicly recommend this extremely informative and well-researched minicomic by kriota willberg. i carry a copy with me everywhere and tell friends about it all the time because it is super helpful and has helped me unlearn some bad drawing habits and learn plenty of healthy new ones!
in 60 pages it covers
drawing positions that lessen stress on your muscles
a wide variety of easy exercises (and sample routines)
small lifestyle changes you can make to keep healthy
and when to tell if prevention isn’t enough and you need to see a doctor
you can buy it HERE and HERE. it’s very thorough, the author knows a lot about muscles and the body as well as about the specifics of drawing and it really shows. even if you haven’t experienced drawing pain yet, integrating this stuff into your routine is a good way to start taking preventative measures
stay safe and healthy everyone!

i just bought this and i cant wait for it to arrive. its so important to take care of your body to prevent strain!!

laurenzuke:

bigfatbug:

hi everybody, recently i’ve been seeing a lot of people around the internet talking about experiencing drawing related pain

it feels like the right time to publicly recommend this extremely informative and well-researched minicomic by kriota willberg. i carry a copy with me everywhere and tell friends about it all the time because it is super helpful and has helped me unlearn some bad drawing habits and learn plenty of healthy new ones!

in 60 pages it covers

  • drawing positions that lessen stress on your muscles
  • a wide variety of easy exercises (and sample routines)
  • small lifestyle changes you can make to keep healthy
  • and when to tell if prevention isn’t enough and you need to see a doctor

you can buy it HERE and HERE. it’s very thorough, the author knows a lot about muscles and the body as well as about the specifics of drawing and it really shows. even if you haven’t experienced drawing pain yet, integrating this stuff into your routine is a good way to start taking preventative measures

stay safe and healthy everyone!

i just bought this and i cant wait for it to arrive. its so important to take care of your body to prevent strain!!


raspbeary:

since a lot of people ask me, these are my current brushes! these 5 are pretty much the only thing i use for everything!

raspbeary:

since a lot of people ask me, these are my current brushes! these 5 are pretty much the only thing i use for everything!



coldcigarettes:

Here it is, the watercolors tuto I promised a while ago! Well, I call this “Puckboum’s tutorial” but I really should have called it “Puckboum’s tips” because that’s more what it is. Again, I hope this can be helpful and if you have any question, don’t hesitate to ask!

You can find it full size and downloadable on deviantart!


beastofthewest:

Some hand references.

Sources 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Redid a post by fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn with sources because they never source anything and I don’t want to reblog that post because I don’t want to support blogs who don’t give credit to people

(No, stating that the art is ~not yours~ and ~came from elsewhere~ IS NOT PROPER CREDIT. Many of these have usernames and such on them but not every single one and you still ought to link back to the specific piece)

I couldn’t source the last one so I didn’t include it.


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