Anonymous said: is sturat up to drawing a commisison….i have a themed collection of batman on a gargoyle and have gotten amazing works from some artists. i would love his take on my theme.here is my gallery
Perhaps it’s only because it’s -10°C today, but the word tip suddenly makes me think of icebergs; I could recommend resources on drapery, anatomy, and even the webbing, but you still won’t get 95% of how to accomplish it yourself. For what it’s worth, here’s the way I learned; draw for yourself for twenty years, then draw professionally for another twenty. “Experience is the best teacher” is a quote that goes back to Caesar, and he never even drew Batman. I have.
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I will freely admit that writing beats baling hay or going door-to-door for a living, but it’s still shockingly unenjoyable work. I spent 20 years and wrote thousands of pages learning the trivial craft of putting sentences together. My parents blew tens of thousands of 1980s dollars on tuition at a prestigious institution to train me for this job. They also put my sister the pulmonologist through medical school, and as far as I know nobody ever asks her to perform a quick lobectomy — doesn’t have to be anything fancy, maybe just in her spare time, whatever she can do would be great — because it’ll help get her name out there.
- Tim Kreider
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I put my name on every page that leaves the studio. That’s it in the upper right. I wrote it. That’s my name.
What I don’t do is sign the page in the visible, printable area. Some artists do this on every page they draw; some do it on covers and splashes; some on covers only. Some just discreetly write in all caps, some have positively baroque signatures with flourishes and frames.
While I appreciate the desire in the not-so-distant uncredited past to lay claim where able, in this era of screaming narcissism, I just think it’s pretentious and unnecessary and one more goddam thing to do.
"Attachment leads to suffering." - Buddha
"You don’t need to see his identification." - Obi-Wan Kenobi
In 1991 Kilodney was charged with selling commercial goods without a license, making him the only Canadian writer ever charged for selling his own writing.
I think it would depend on what they were doing. Three Day Eventing? even money. Planning a birthday party? Sif. Spoiling a punch line to a joke? Val. A book titled “Sif vs Valkyrie”? we all do, my friend, we all do.