Illustrating a children's book series!! :DHello my dear friends!Illustrating a children's book series!! :D by ~bloodyBarbarian
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How are you all? It's been a while since my last journal and I wanted to give you an update. So, some news:
- I've got a great offer to illustrate a 5 book series for children and accepted it I'm doing interior illustrations and cover paintings for all 5 books and it's really fun I can't share the pictures yet, since it's not published and I could't finish the first book yet, but I'll show them once I'm allowed. I'm doing all the work in my own style, I mean painterly style, not the usual cell-shaded style of the children's books. It's not easy, let me tell you. I'm working as an engineer by day, and as an illustrator by night. Kind of living two lives at the same time Can't get enough sleep, tired most of the time, but happy always I'm getting some new offers for book covers and don't know if I can find time to paint them, but I will, somehow...
-I won a contest hosted by =kirilee http://fav.me/d5l4b2q with my latest painting: an
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater! by *nebezial
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i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
Deviantart, you're F****NG AWESOMESo I got both a DD and a Facebook feature for my LA piece yesterday, and it finally just hit me how amazing this place is. All the love and support I've gotten here is mind-boggling to me. I would even go as far as to say that it's made my career. This is where I found my "audience", my first industry connections, fellow artist friends etc. This is where I first saw Dan LuVisi's King Kong piece and stared at it in awe for hours, and then had my mind blown the day I found out that both him and Rahll (Reid Southen) knew who I was! I mean, these were guys I was idolizing like fucking movie stars, and today I consider these guys to be good friends, even though I still havne't met either of them.. (I think they're just intimidated by me sexually.) But anyway, I always knew I could draw, based on the reactions from people around me, but I also always considered myself a complete nobody. Perhaps because I was such a fucking deadbeat loser in "real life", getting fired from jobs in grocery stoDeviantart, you're F****NG AWESOME by *AndreeWallin
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