Six Ways to Earn More CommissionsIf youre serious about earning an income with your art, then you have to be serious about marketing yourself. If youre like me, you hate selling you dont like rejection, it makes you nervous and you think youre no good at it. Thats why were artists and not salesmen. Fortunately marketing yourself is kind of an art form. Although I dont have all the answers, Id like to share a little of what Ive learned about the art of marketing ourselves.Six Ways to Earn More Commissions by woohooligan
Be Seen: First, make it easy for people to find you. Create a deviation with a list of the different kinds of commissions you offer, with a sample and a price for each. Put this deviation near the top of your profile so that everyone knows youre open for commissions. Heres mine as an example:
Join commission groups where people looking for commissions can find you. Many commission groups will expect you to have a commission sheet that
So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist?So... you want to be a comic artist?So you wanna be a Graphic novel artist? by skater-noxie
heres a handy but totally disorganised load of information on the subject
possibly the most useful guide in existance
and its FULL of links...
some of them are quite old and may not exist anymore but there are so many i cannot be bothered sorting them out
*dn't awww at me you should know how lazy I am*
Panelling and Planning
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angles, techniques, and so forth:
1) Plan your comic out carefully first- just do a few scribbles on what is happening in your comic (are they talking? Any action?)
2) If you're not "good" at drawing people/animals/whatever, get a book on anatomy, watch anime/read manga to get a fair idea on what things should look like- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
3) Camera angles: watch tv/movies/read manga to see how the camera is featured: Is it close-up? Birds eye view? Front on?
-Drawing : Panels, shading, angels, techniques, and so forth
Time and Pacing
The smaller the gutter, the shorter amount of time is taken up