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ofishel:

If anyone who follows me on twitter knows, I kind of hate #arttips and #protips. I hate them so much, I’ve pretty much ran wild on twitter being satirical about it. (ex1, ex2, ex3.) I feel that whenever someone throws out this hash tag, it is meant to be meaningful and helpful while it…

My friend Daniel Fishel has some excellent resources for people just starting out in the illustration world. I figured I’d share some links I’ve also found really helpful: 

1. How To Become a Designer Without Going to Design School Karen created a brilliant teach-yourself-design syllabus; I kind of wish I’d taken a year off before starting college to do this myself had this existed all those years ago. 

2. How to Start Your Illustration Career Nate Williams wrote this really helpful and comprehensive guide to building an illustration career from the ground up; when I was starting out this really helped me. 

3. Why Your Concept Art Portfolio Is Being Ignored Part 1 and 2. I feel like this should be required reading for art school students; it’s not just for fantasy artists either. 

4. Don’t Go To Art School Noah Bradley makes a case for skipping art school and creating your own custom art education for just $10k (considering the price of a private art school, that’s a savings). He has some great ideas here and can certainly be applied in a continuing studies context. Some of his resources are more geared toward fantasy/concept art, but it’s all useful stuff. 

The next few links are just some general reference things I’ve found to be *personally* helpful and aren’t really about becoming an artist, they’re just very handy to have on hand. 

5. World Building Resource Thinking about making a comic or writing a story set in another world? This will help you consider every possible aspect of fleshing it out. Check out this blog’s tags to find even more info about any and every aspect of writing a believable world with believable characters inhabiting it. 

6. Rookie: How to Make a Zine Making a zine is something everyone should do at least once in their life. This tutorial inspired me to make my first zine, Over You Nanook. 

7. Figure and Gesture Drawing Tool One hour every day before anything else. 

8. Citizen Sketcher I personally think everyone should keep a sketchbook, not just artists. This is a great blog about urban sketching that inspired me to get back into it. 

9. Making Comics Master List Faith Erin Hicks was kind enough to compile some recommendations for making comics; I am constantly referring back to it as I wade into the comics world. 

10. Jake Wyatt’s Perspective process. Pretty self explanatory, and very helpful for spatially challenged dyscalculia-havers like myself. 

Hope that helped! Reblog and add on your own useful links if you want :) 

Celine

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ellensurrey:

I know I have already posted this, but this time it is actually Alice’s birthday. Today Alice Provensen is 96 years old. I wish her a very happy birthday and a big thank you for all the amazing work she has done over the years. You can see details from this piece here on my website.

ellensurrey:

I know I have already posted this, but this time it is actually Alice’s birthday. Today Alice Provensen is 96 years old. I wish her a very happy birthday and a big thank you for all the amazing work she has done over the years. You can see details from this piece here on my website.

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puckcollective:

The 2013/14 CALL FOR ENTRIES to join Puck Collective is now officially open.If you are interested in submitting please take the following steps…1.) Produce a small original piece (if possible, this isn’t 100% mandatory, but we would love to see it)2.) Email it to us including a link to your online portfolio to info@puckcollective.co.uk3.) Title your email "Puck collective submission"All submissions must be sent in before midnight on October 31st. Any submissions sent in after this cut off date will not be considered*. (*sorry)We’re really looking forward to see what you send in. The last year has fantastic for us, involving exhibitions, workshops, drawing clubs, murals, shops, magazines and festivals. We hope you’re excited with the idea of joining us for the next 12 months and seeing what fun we can have!Cheers,Puck Collective

puckcollective:

The 2013/14 CALL FOR ENTRIES to join Puck Collective is now officially open.
If you are interested in submitting please take the following steps…

1.) Produce a small original piece 
(if possible, this isn’t 100% mandatory, but we would love to see it)
2.) Email it to us including a link to your online portfolio to info@puckcollective.co.uk
3.) Title your email "Puck collective submission"

All submissions must be sent in before midnight on October 31st. Any submissions sent in after this cut off date will not be considered*. (*sorry)

We’re really looking forward to see what you send in. The last year has fantastic for us, involving exhibitions, workshops, drawing clubs, murals, shops, magazines and festivals. 

We hope you’re excited with the idea of joining us for the next 12 months and seeing what fun we can have!

Cheers,
Puck Collective

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ashleybedore:

I may have grown too attached to a spider living in my house…

me

ashleybedore:

I may have grown too attached to a spider living in my house…

me

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It’s Only a Paper Moonc. 1900s-1950s

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"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
John Eldridge  (via awelltraveledwoman)

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ashleybedore:

So here’s a submission I did for an anthology that’s heading to RIPE Expo in August (although I am not, unfortunately). The theme and title of the collection is “Dip”.

Perfect, cuz chip dip is magical. 

This is a comic I just finished, check it out! It makes no sense. 

— 1 month ago with 62 notes
philmcandrew:

HELLO, HOW ARE YOU?
This is part of a book proposal I’ve been noodling with for a while now, this particular bit being inspired by something I wrote last year about drawing horses and how nothing bad happens when you make a bad drawing. Nobody will die if your horse drawing looks stupid. The worst thing that happens is you get a little better at drawing horses. Just put your fun hat on and draw that dang horse or motorcycle or whatever it is you’re afraid to draw.
Speaking of horses, I made some books and they exist and you can and should purchase them and read them and distribute them to your friends.

philmcandrew:

HELLO, HOW ARE YOU?

This is part of a book proposal I’ve been noodling with for a while now, this particular bit being inspired by something I wrote last year about drawing horses and how nothing bad happens when you make a bad drawing. Nobody will die if your horse drawing looks stupid. The worst thing that happens is you get a little better at drawing horses. Just put your fun hat on and draw that dang horse or motorcycle or whatever it is you’re afraid to draw.

Speaking of horses, I made some books and they exist and you can and should purchase them and read them and distribute them to your friends.

— 1 month ago with 139 notes