Patience, Man. (The comma is obligatory) My first traditional (clean) drawing in a long while. But the challenge seemed appropriate to try out my hand at not using ctrl-z. Can’t seem to control slick liners so sticking to my trusty ballpoint. Looking forwards to the critiques :)
Hey Karla, lovely to have you here :) I would like to ask about advice on breaking into book cover art or card art (most illustration based jobs) industry. I am not a great designer but I sure do love spending my days painting away some dramatic scenery or figures. As an insider in the illustration game today, do you have any particular advice for an aspiring illustrator you feel like sharing? Best of wishes
Hello Marco, I wonder how do you feel on speed regarding paintings? I feel like I am getting progressively slower as I work the same hours but my paintings take longer and longer to complete. I’d like to think it is because I put more thought into my process and add necessary detail, but is it acceptable for an illustrator to work 2-3 weeks on one painting? I wonder what your experience with painting and speed has been like. I appreciate the feedback :)
This poster is about my art journey, specifically when the pandemic hit, and I had just turned 30. Growing up, I was discouraged from pursuing art in any way and was sometimes even told that I'm not talented enough to be an artist. They may be right about my lack of talent. But part of my quarter-life crisis was this realization that even in art, if you put in the effort, you improve. I feel like age 30 was when I really embraced this idea and started to commit work towards it. Getting back to the poster, the zombies in the background are everything in my life that was holding me back from fully connecting with art, such as self-doubt and lack of self-agency. I broke out of the prison that I grew up in, took a swing at the zombies, and gained a couple of art skill points along the way (hence the paint on my spiky baseball bat and clothes). Maybe due to the abruptness of the escape, I don't feel perfectly equipped to navigate the art world yet, like a freshly made game character that's still picking up gears from tutorial quests. So that's why I'm walking around barefoot. Well, that's about it for the summary, haha. Thank you for reading this far, and good luck everyone! :)
I haven’t got much to say apart from: thank you Proko for giving me a motive to finally practice graphic design. It really was an interesting journey- revisiting these memories - and I am happy to share a glimpse of it. Inspired by old thriller/detective movie posters.
Hello everyone! This is my first post here, it's an honor to meet you all. I decided to create a poster for Meat Jail, a gory horror film influenced by the likes of Hereditary, Hellraiser and The Witch. This (imaginary) movie and its poster focus on my experience with gender dysphoria and sex reassignment surgery, the multiple fears, uncertainties and pain that I have faced because of my transness. Thankfully this movie has a good ending, our heroine survives and lives to, maybe, film a sequel.
Hi Jeremy. I'm Doug Dominicali. I'm an 2D artist that love Hearthstone artwork. I draw things but I draw them bad, I want to draw them less bad so I can work with you =D Any feedback on my portfolio/artwork will be immensely appreciated... please don't take easy, I want you to hurt my feelings
Hello Jeremy, pleased to have you here! My name is Ned and I am an aspiring freelance illustrator. I would love to make images for card games such as MtG and/or make promo material (illustrations) for games like DnD or online videogames as well. My question is about getting the first art job: should I aim for the top and send my portfolio to big studios like WoTC? Or should I focus more of my energy into making an online presence and let smaller companies discover my art organically? If so, how should I market myself/ on which websites best to post artwork to cater to potential employers who might find my work specifically relevant to their project? Sorry if that was a lot of questions, I appreciate the opportunity :) Kind regards, Ned