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Hi guys,

I come to you completely fucking desperate.

I've been lurking and posting for a few years now, I completed my studies in illustration and comic art a few months ago and I have absolutely no idea how to make money out of it. I don't think my work is hot shit yet but i'm not a rookie anymore either, at least i don't feel like I am. My personal life is a fucking mess and I've been working a really stressful job to pay the bills and I feel if I go back there another day I'll have a complete mental breakdown.

So my question is, how the fuck do I make money drawing? I don't care if it's drawing furry porn, I just want to make money drawing anything.

I'll be posting some of my work and as you'll see, it's all over the place but I think there's some good in it.

Anyway, go ahead a tear me a new one. Any and all advice is wellcome.
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If I were you I would create a personal website, instagram for your art, and places where you can get an audience. Also create an account on Artstation if you don't have one already to post your professional work.

Your art from what I see is not very impressive. You have a style which is good but on your personal site or social media pages post more tight nit studies. This will show that you have a wide variety of skill sets.

From what you've posted everything is very simplified. Find your main focus and the artist you want to be like or better then. Aim for that and keep finding what you can improve on.
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>>3166360
My best guess would be to send your comics to different publishers to see if it's picked up. Talk to magazines about doing illustrative work. Talk to music artists if they want you to do covers or posters for them.
etc.

And I would imagine that you'll have to start small. Local companies or friends of friends are probably a thousand times more likely to give you a shot than Dark Horse or Lady Gaga.
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>>3166570
>draw aesthetic shit popular with hipsters like witches
What the fuck is hipster about witches
Witches are cool, it's like drawing mermaids or knights
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>>3173395
it's just new age tumblrina bullshit, not really hipster
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>>3173533
Is there one thing in the world that isn't tumblr

Can't say the same about you faggots who draw generic lolicons to contain your pedophile urges or you faggots who do boring fucking photo copies and have the audacity to call yourself artists, hell at least the photocopy machine can get it right.
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I unironically sorta like his style.
Its a bit too extreme, but if he muted it down a tad bit it would actually be pretty nice.
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>>3172718
this is derivative of late 90s anime, its saber marionette j without any sex appeal done up in photoshop.
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>>3172718
It's time to stop shitposting, OP.
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>>3172936
get fucking sycra and shadman out of that list please for the love of GOD.
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>>3172936
what's wrong with KJG?

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Sup ic, i have some questions about color. How exactly one is supposed to choose in which direction of the color wheel hue of the object is going to change depending on the light source. Lets take my example. It is a simple scene with 3 different balls that is lit by 2 light sources 1. yellow sunlight 2. blue sky light. Ive colored objects on my pic with layer in color mode so things have only local value in there, how to make it look realistic from that point?
Is there a way or any rules how precisely one is supposed to calculate color changes on the objects? Like how saturated shadows red ball is going to have with all that blue ambient light, how grey yellow shadows on the ground will look. I mean of course i can go by feel or play around with multiple layers until i reach satisfying result but for example there is rules how i can achieve decent values.( Like shadows must be darker than lights etc.) Yet I Haven't heard of any rules about choosing right values and saturation. Rules about how to make same temperature of the light and shadow areas on the objects with different local color. And what is going to happen to light and shadow relations in my pic if we change main lightsource1 to something completely different like lightsource2(strong cool light) or lightsource3 (really saturated blue light)? I hope my questions aren't confusing.
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>>3170462
What do you render with?
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>>3173282
That's maya
Sometimes I do modo because it's more intuitive for texturing
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>>3173412
Do you use Arnold in Maya?
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>>3173413
Yes I do! Seems to be the new standard I guess.
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>>3168849
Good one, but savage. In other words try reading one of Andrew Loomis's books such as successful drawing. As you do this you'll be able to grasp drawings with black and white, then you surely can move into this value colour thing you speak of.

Considering the following. Instead of randomly doodling draw 10 poses a day from reference( spending 5 minutes on every pose). Basically gesture drawings. At the end of the day you'll 10 poses. In a month that's 300 and in a year that's like 3600 poses. Just think of all that mileage.
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>>3172507
I basically did that for the whole summer, but using croquis cafe everyday instead of spending 5 minutes on each pose. I feel it really did help improve my anatomy and poses, so yeah, I'd agree with this advice.
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>>3172507
It does work. I set a simple goal ( to get better at drawing eyes ) and everyday I would draw a 2 pages full of eyes. 1 from reference and 1 from imagination. I did this for 2 weeks and it became easy for me to draw eyes realistically.

Then I stopped and lost all my gains
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>>3172726
If you lost them you never gained them.
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>>3172841
No he's right. I actually stopped doing gesture drawings for a while and everyone started telling me how my art got stiffer
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>>3172841
All skills work like that. If you stop performing them you lose your ability slowly.

Who are some Artists that inspire you?
I'll start, theDURRRRIAN.
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>>3173097
Yeah he's probably the reason I draw so seriously.
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>>3173097
what's his name?
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>>3172742
Who?
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>>3172949
>"people" this casual post alongside you
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>>3173247
modeseven

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Is there a software that allows me to design a painting and give me the opportunity to know what colors to mix?

Doing a Frank stella painting for school and I kinda want to design a digital version before I paint a physical version.

Also critique this painting I did for class, what should I do next time or avoid doing
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>>3173164
next time try to shade the whole thing, alex's face and neck are completely flat for no reason, also no there is no software like that do the work yourself instead of relying on software for a fucking mock up man
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>>3173173
Are there any videos or books that you would recommend to understand how to shade?
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>>3173184
google
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>>3173184
ic wiki has book links

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Hey guys, first time posting on this site ever, I think I'm doing this right. Anyway I'm working on a certain Chill frog costume. Boys club the web comic he is from has been a big inspiration in my life and in my drawings, and now in my mascot costumes, I felt it was the best way to show my love for Mr.Furie's work. If you have any advice for putting fabric on this cool kid please do tell <3 Thank's guys <3
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>>3171947
Not sure if this is the "look guys I have embarassing tabs in my photo" meme
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>>3172864

>internet comment etiquette
>edups

you could be watching way worse if thats the case
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>>3172860

The boils look really weird. Still awesome overall though.
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>>3171947
Where do you see out of? I don’t see any mesh.
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Its not finished yet, I still have to put the fabric on him, also trust me I closed out the worst tabs I had open >u>. Also sweet Pepe mask Anon! Silicone is a great way to go for something like this, wasn't too fond of the bumps on the chest :) just a personal design preference though. I was going to be making and installing eye mesh today actually, the paper was just for a template.

is this a good tagging/graff name? i've been tagging for about a year but have had shitty names with letters that dont work well together.
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get a job crook
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>shitty names with letters that dont work well together

thats something all beginners think. Just stick to a name and get good at it. You can make everything work
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>>3172162
literally no one likes this garbage. it's pure egotism and makes like a lil worse for everyone else.
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>>3172162
>>3172173
>>3172366

this garbage cant even be considered art of any kind. you people don't even give a shit on learning to draw or fundamentals for that matter nor aim for communicating emotions or anything human of worth, only put your shitty mark wherever you like narcissistic fucks
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>>3172162
Why do you do this?

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I fucking love Friday night Watts Atelier works but they barely post anything. Any other artists on youtube that you enjoy watching work?
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>>3171092
This game is very based and skilled:
https://www.youtube.com/user/dangerousllama/videos

Unfortunately he rarely posts and his viewcount is surprisingly low.

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wtf is wrong wit u ppl
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>>3172503
/thread
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>>3172493
>Abstract

We are the Concrete board.
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>>3172503
rekt
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>>3172503
haha

>>3172493
apply cold water to burned area.
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>>3172493
>he's that dumbass that updated mozilla and realized adblock stopped working

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free requests! im hella bored. just send em my way
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Yeah sure, crack open some Loomis and have fun.
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can u draw rikka takanashi from chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai
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>>3170215
I request you to go study because ur a scrub
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>>3170241
this TBQH
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>>3170215

Draw a T H I C C goblin girl, do it OP
pls

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Here's a pressed flower/plant project I created for my girlfriend. Fairly large. Submitted to Michael's craft-store for framing.
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>>3172617
Thanks for mentioning that anon. After the first girl I fell for told me to stop seeing her, I made it my goal to produce a pressed flower project that:
1. had more time/energy invested in its making
2. was more appreciated by its recipient

I can certainly confirm that I put more time/energy into the latest pressed flower project (which is the first image posted in this thread). Whether or not it will be appreciated more is unknown, but I'm pretty sure it will, because my current girlfriend says she loves me. The girl before her was willfully distant and cold to me. She also told me on my birthday, the night after I took her to a Kishi Bashi concert, that she was seeing someone else.

If any of you ever want to press flowers/plants for someone you love, I recommend Spring as being the best time to look for them in forests and other environmental locations. You'll find beautiful species of plants in the most mundane of locations, even nearby major roads.
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>>3172636
Thats def good to hear.

Does this type of art wilt over time or is there something you use to preserve it?
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>>3172590
Gaaaaaaaaaay
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>>3172597

These are lovely, i have an interest in flora and have a bunch of pressings ive been trying to figure out how to incorporate into art. Any other artists that do this?
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>>3172664
The flowers don't wilt over-time because all of the moisture has evaporated from the plant-matter for the most part. One change that I've noticed can occur is that exposure to direct sunlight can cause the colors to become lighter, but even this doesn't necessarily ruin the appearance of the piece because all the plants become brighter together, and in a way it synchronizes the color scheme.

Techniques I used:
- walk through the woods with thick old textbooks and scissors. Clip the plants you want to press, and place them side by side on a page in the old text book, close the book, and move to the next 10 pages or so, and then you have a new space to press plants/flowers.
- compress the textbooks filled with flower/plants with rubber bands, and you can either leave them in your car as it heats up during the day for a few days to dry out the plants, or just leave them in your house/apartment (though this takes longer since there's less heat). Or if you need to make the project quickly, you can accelerate the heating process by leaving the books in a sauna at L.A. Fitness while you work out, or put the books in an oven, or a microwave. But you have to be careful and watchful if you choose ovens/microwaves.

The most fun part of doing this sort of project is the arrangement part, when you have all your pressed plants in front of you, and now you're deciding what looks visually pleasing, which plants compliment each other, what shapes do you want to create, etc.

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>>3170524
Takotsuboya. Apparently he wanted to be an actual mangaka but got rejected, causing him to become super jaded. Now he draws "doujins" that are barely porn and mostly the characters suffering as much as possible. Some of his stuff is cool, but the guy has issues and it's kinda sad.
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>>3170529
Damn!! That's depressing , but sounds interesting... Thanks anonnnnnn!11
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>>3170000
Ahh, what a lovely number...
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>>3169076
Was studying art part of your plan?
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>>3170524
The guy basically only draws dark and twisted porn parodies of well known and liked series with cute girls doing cute things. He has some issues.

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anyone have any more step by step tutorials like this for head construction?
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>>3172803

Literally Loomis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPNYWeEf1U

How do you develop your own distinct style? Seems like that's the way to patreon bucks nowadays, no one cares about anatomically correct boxes.
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>>3172763

I think that's the wrong way to think about it. Having a style comes as a result of putting out consistent work. Do you have right now 10 different pieces done in the same consistent style? If not, that's your problem right there.
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>>3172763
>no one cares about anatomically correct boxes.
Rightfully so



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