Drawing is my number one whenever it comes to art forms I do. If I decide to pursue a career in anything I do, it will probably be drawing or design because this is what I have invested so much of my time and energy into. Drawing has been such a challenge for me—well not so much the drawing part but trying to develop my own art style has taken some time. I do think that developing your art style is an important part of being an artist because you want people to be able to recognize your work and pick you apart from other artists. Luckily I have finally figured out my own drawing style, so let me share with you my journey to developing my art style.
I've always followed the notion that an artist is someone that creates. So in my mind it didn't matter whether you were a great artist or a horrible artist—if you were creating something I would see you as an artist. I had a terribly narrow view of the world. Everything was black and white. Even considering someone to be a great artist or a horrible artist is incredibly subjective. I believed that the artist term was thrown around indiscriminately. The lines get blurred sometimes when I discovered certain types of artists. I had a skewed vision of what was creating and therefore who I considered an artist was different.
Before taking the leap to sell my art at the local Comic Con this year, I asked myself
Having worked with graphic design in a freelance capacity for some time now, I can assure you that it is not rocket science. However, that in no way means there is not a specific and technique involved. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate three main concepts when it comes to the use of text in the field of graphic design.
Having graduated last summer as a Digital Arts student, I felt relieved but nervous in regards to what I should do next. I was someone who was interested in graphic design, film and writing, so I wasn’t exactly sure of where to start. However, I knew that working in television was something that I was passionate about and something that I wanted to pursue. But on the other hand, I was also aware that I needed to have a steady income whilst looking for an internship. This led to me falling into a rigid full-time work circle at a retail establishment. The money was good but I was left feeling uninspired, under-valued and disheartened by the lack of stimulation from my environment. Working long hours also meant that I was tired and out of practice when it came to doing artwork in my spare time. When I actually had a day off to do applications I no longer felt equipped to fulfil the roles that I was applying for and felt stuck in a job that I had no passion for. I also didn’t have as much time to see my friends because I was so tired and ended up in quite a low place.
As a young actor, I made the same mistake that many others in my shoes have made, perceiving LA as synonymous with successful acting. I quickly learned that most individuals in LA could care less about whether or not you can actually act. Audition after audition, bad job after bad job, the number one thing I learned is that they just care about the resume (and sometimes even Instagram followers). After two years, it broke me down to a bitter and depressed individual with a deflated sense of self worth. I stepped out of the metro, coming home from my day job, and looked in front of me, Hamilton playing at the Pantages Theater. I literally fell to my knees in tears thinking to myself "I'm done, I will never be that." A play that once inspired me now stood as a titanic symbol of the impossible. I did not care for the hustle, or for the competition. I cared to be a great actor and I was at the point that I didn't believe I could ever become that. When my apartment lease was up, I freed myself and flew to Denver. I no longer had the intention of being an actor.
I'm not going to lie: I found this website out of sheer desperation.
Most people pick a side of the brain and stick with it. As a high school science teacher, 93 year old Nate Sloan, made a life that continually crossed between the artistic and mathematical hemispheres of his brain.
So, to start things off, what are artist commissions? Basically, you'll pay an artist to create a work of art in their medium choice. Typically, if it's on the internet, it's digital commissions. I happen to do this myself. The mediums I chose are traditional pen, paper, and colored pencils or markers, and the most popular: digital media. You may have many questions still, and hopefully I'll answer them, so let's dive on in and learn something new!
This article is written in dedication to my lovely wife Alexandra who is proud to be launching her "Painted Symphony" store on Etsy.
So… for the last couple of weeks I have been applying to jobs (and careers of course) with the hopes that I would be able to snatch something comfortable and close to home. Everyone wants that perfect place that they actually look forward to going to every day and that their work is not work, but just another thing they love to do…. that’s what I crave. Since I graduated from with my Masters in ’15, I have been in a rut. I have been looking for writing jobs and, of course, as all writers do, I have turned to the internet while using the outlet of a blog.