sorry I’ve not posted anything in a while, Skyrim has fully taken over my free time at the moment haha, however, I have a few ideas lined up, for when I get bored of it, so I’ll see you in like 8 months ;)
Thank you :) I’m flattered , I’m glad you like my work and my blog. Peace
oh, and if anyone has any more questions, please go ahead and ask, I felt important haha
I always have anon on by the way
T SHIRTS AND OTHER SUCH GOODS
If anyone of you guys does decide to buy a t shirt or a print or whatever from my society6, please send me a message, as I would like to put pictures up on here and my facebook page just like the two here… as you can see from Mr.Cooper’s snapshot, clothing is apparently optional haha
To be honest, I’ve only sold two t shirts to two friends haha. Buuuut it’s nothing but profit (nothing to break the bank, I made about $3 or roughly £1-£2 from both t shirts) as I do it all through society6. They print onto the tshirts/canvas/hoody etc. and post everything, so all you have to do is upload your image, which is ideal. Me and a friend are thinking about setting up our own clothing company however (he does graphic design, mainly like logos and text over photos) which we would need to get our hands on equipment, such as a screen printer/all the inks etc.
Buuut, that’s where a course can also pay off, as you have free use of all equipment (I say free, you of course have to pay course fees etc. but you catch my drift haha) when your enrolled and as a bonus, my university offers graduate students the use of facilities, you just have to pay a fee (ours is £20 a term, but we’d save a fortune), I’d imagine other university’s may offer the same, don’t quote me on that though, not entirely certain.
I’m glad my advice helped, I’m impressed anyone actually read the whole thing haha, didn’t realize how long it was until after I’d posted it haha.
But nah man, motivation will come. I have soo many days where I just can’t draw, cba to draw or, like today, end up on skyrim all day haha
Good luck to you mate, if you want any further advice on society6 or whatever, just holla :)
Thanks maaate :) Love your blog, had a quick peek at your website, I liked what I saw!
This story might take a while, so you might want to grab a drink and a seat haha.
Basically, I’ve always had an interest in art, since I was in primary school (aged about 6). I knew art was for me, children in my class used to ask me to draw things for them, as I always drew thing when I was at home (I lived out in the middle of nowhere, with no other children my age and no other siblings).Through most of high school, I drew, and was top of my class in art (however, most of my art through this age was of Link from the legend of Zelda haha) Then as I got older, I moved away from illustration, and decided graphic design was the way forward, so I did a work experience placement with a graphic design company. The company consisted of two guys, one of whom was always late, the other, got quite intoxicated at lunch time, after spending his lunch hour at the local pub. So to a young impressionable me, this seemed like the perfect career to chase.
I started college, aged 16, hell bent on graphic design, even though, I had no real experience in it and my friends and family questioning me as to why I didn’t choose illustration, to me, I thought that drawing was a hobby and should remain that way, there was no money in it.
I passed college and went into university, studying… yeah you guessed it.. graphic design. I HATED it, oh my god, I hated it. I sucked, so bad, I never had any good ideas, and only just got through first year. However, I still soldiered on, as I thought it was my calling, still being told by family and friends that I would be an excellent illustrator.
Then I met Shelsley, my girlfriend who I am still with to this day (living with her now) She kept telling me, to do illustration and for some reason, I listened to her more than anyone else, she said that all I did was complain about graphic design and I wasn’t enjoying what I did. Then there was the straw that broke the camels back. We had a ‘peer critique’ of our work. The year above ours, wrote notes on what they thought of our work.. and they were brutal. But the person who received most of the torment and hatred . yeah, you guessed it, me.
So I moved over to illustration, it meant I had to repeat the 2nd year, but am i glad I did it.. I ave to say, it was probably the best decision I have ever made. I loved my time doing illustration, I wish I could go back and do it all again, I loved my year, my tutors, the projects, learning and evolving stylistically, experimentation. My only regret is that I didn’t do it from the get go, but I think I needed that, to really … cliche phrase in the art world coming up… ‘find myself’ haha.
Oh, and one other thing, to everyone who says ‘oh illustration is a pointless degree’ I would say this.. it’s a DEGREE, it’s proof that you can commit yourself, you stick it through to the end and that you are a hard working human being, and any employer will see that, regardless of what the degree is in, it still says a whole load about you as a person.
So, sorry about the essay haha, but yeah, my experience was different to many others. But I would do it all again in a heart beast.
I say, if you feel passionate about drawing and you feel it is your calling in life, or even the fact that, drawing and illustrating makes you happy, then isn’t that what life is all about? If you answer yes to all those 3, or even just the last one, then I say go for it.
You’ll be glad you did it. Because I am :)
If you have any further questions, please drop me another, I like helping people out.
I hope this helps you with your decision.
Not an answer, but a massive thank you! I’m flattered. You are most welcome, I’m just glad you enjoy looking at it, as I really enjoy doing it. Peace.
Thank you :) I love using texture. That’s really cool, yeah, I know exactly what you mean. My tip would be, don’t think of the artist as an artist, think of them the same way you would a plumber or an electrician. You wouldn’t expect them to come out and do what they do for you, and then be like, ‘well, I’ll just tell everyone about you, as I can’t afford to pay you. Maybe because of me, you’ll get a big job, for actual money, but great work though!’ haha. Good luck with the book :)
hey hey, I try to follow everyone back, as I feel, if you were kind enough to follow me, I can return the favour.. unless your blog has loadsa proper nasty porn haha. I’ll give that a follow now :) and you are most welcome, thank you for following in the first place :) Peace.