May 14 2013, 7pm
We’d just like to let you know there are two new admins!
Hopefully we’ll be able to keep this blog more active. If you have any input, or anything specific you would like us to post, then feel free to tell us! We’re sorry for swamping your dashboards today, it won’t be a common thing.
Have a good day everyone!
May 14 2013, 7pm
Hello there, I have a "problem with creativity". I have no idea for my comic's main character, so (because there's no story without main character) I thought about making a survey. I want my character to be a personification of certain thing, so I would question other people "If a [certain thing] was a person, what kind of person would it be?". Is it a good idea? Also, if I pick up a single thing from every answer and put them into one new thing, could I still consider it as "my" character?
Hmm, If I get this correctly, you’re stuck on a main character for your story? well, there’s a couple ways to go about this. What you’ve asked seems interesting, but if you really want it to be your character than I don’t think this is the way to go.
I don’t think a survey is the best idea, but if you really want to, then that’s your decision completely. However, if you want to make your character without the help of a survey, here’s my advice:
I’m assuming you already have the story made, and the background, and everything else. If not, I suggest working on that first, you’re character is only as good as the world/story you put them in.
Also, it’s a good idea to consider how your character will react to the world around them, situations, and the people/creatures they meet. You’ve said you want your character to be a certain way, or act a certain way. keep that in mind, it’s a good start. Figure out major traits you want your character to have, and then branch off from that. Focus on their history/personality first, and then worry about looks.
If you’re at a loss for what you want your character to be like, then I would suggest looking at your favorite fictional characters or real people, and figure out what traits you like the most. Takes those traits and mix them in a pot! Once you have their personality, it’s much easier to build their looks and speech, and demeanor.
There’s not much else to say on this without making it a huge novel, so I’ll leave it here.
Sorry if this was answered late!
May 14 2013, 6pm
Sometimes (at least in my case) art-blocks stems from lack of (or percieved lack of) progress in your own art. Would you consider reblogging/posting tutorials as well as helpful suggestions/inspirational art?
Again, sorry if this has been sitting here forever, I’m new and not sure of the age of these asks.
Anyway, we can definitely do that, I’ll try and look up more tutorials in the future. If you want any specific kind, let me know. I could also make my own, since I need the experience anyway.
Thank you for your input!
May 14 2013, 6pm
so i used to take art in high school, and that was my reason for doing it, but now i'm in university and not taking any art classes..lots of my friends are making mini businesses out of their hobbies (like cupcakes or crochet)..i don't know if i should do that (i'm mostly into illustration and sculpture) or what..?
I don’t know how long this ask has been here, but it’s better late than never to reply!
I’m one of the new admins, and would just like to say that I’m pretty much in the same boat!
To be honest with you, it’s all bout you! Running a small business takes time, patience, creativity, and devotion. You probably have thought about this for a while, or maybe not, but I suggest thinking on it if you haven’t already.
Where will you upload your products? How much do your products cost? Also, do you have the time to devote to a side project, considering you’re in college? It’s a good idea to think about this, and it’s perfectly ok if you end up not being up to the task.
A couple places to start with a small business are: Etsy, tumblr, pinterest(I have seen a couple shops there), and maybe smaller sites you might have found on your own.
Cost can also be difficult, you have to balance the time it takes, any possible expensive tools you use, and the quality of it. It’s a good idea to tinker around with the prices, until you’re happy with them. My art can be anywhere from $5 - $15 for small items to $30 - $50 for things like full on drawings. Of course you can go higher or lower than that, but I would suggest a bit lower at first until you gain a good audience.
As for time, that’s entirely up to you. Don’t feel bad if you end up not wanting to go through with it, or can’t keep up. Absolutely take breaks though, and it’s a good idea to make a list of your workload so you don’t take too many projects on at once.
That’s really my biggest concerns for this topic, I hope this helped in some way. If it didn’t, let me know, so I can further help you!