Hello! I just finished up two BIG commissions — covers and interior illustrations for a couple ebooks coming out in December — and I’m opening commissions again for December through February!
I figure character illustrations make wonderful gifts for online friends, and so I’m dropping the price on 4x6” character cards to $40 for December.
11x14” painting: $250+, 1 month to complete
4x6” character card: $40 if ordered December 1-30, $50 if ordered in January or later, 1 week to complete
Black and white comic: $100/page, deadline negotiable
Stupid chibis: $5/character, 2 days to complete
Character turnarounds, illustrations, paper dolls, etc: just ask! Feel free to ask any questions you need to before deciding on a commission. My email is email@example.com.
the lecturer hands us these art blogs every now and then, and they’re really useful. Tangents are pretty easy to fall for, too! which sucks ‘cuz then it’d look weird and you’d have to re-do some stuffs or worse, re-do the composition of the whole image.
the rest & explanations in Chris Schweizer’s blog : http://curiousoldlibrary.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/schweizer-guide-to-spotting-tangents.html
John K’s blog is really good too (the guy who did Ren and Stimpy) : http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com.au/2006/06/animation-school-7-when-generic-is.html
A tool that I’ve found is really handy is a called the Cash Clock. It’s a simple program that measures both the time that you’re working on a piece as well as how much money you should be earning. You can adjust the hourly wage to whatever you feel is…
Cheryl Strayed (via dejsong)
Yes! This is up there with the Amy Poehler thing about doing things right now, before you’re ready, because great people do things before they are ready.
Oh my goodness, these are delightful!
Sorry if this is the second time you’re seeing this- Tumblr really doesn’t like my long comics so I reformatted this into janky pages.
Thinking about this, lately. Money comes in slower than it goes out - so I either need to work faster (and find more work faster), ask for more money for my services, or enter a new field.
I’m honestly not sure which I’m going to choose. I’m kind of trying for all three, right now - sending portfolios to bigger publishers who can pay more, keeping a work schedule so I don’t burn out, and looking at a phlebotomy cert so I could work in a lab. The next year still looks hairy.