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Business of Illustration | A resource for aspiring illustrators. 10 Books Every Artist Must Read (that have nothing to do with making art) The 4-Hour Workweek Tim Ferriss gets a bad rap. His polarizing personality seems to distract from the content of his books. And the content is great. There’s a lot to learn here about passive income, separating the notion of money from work, and generally upsetting many of the “normal” mindsets we have on things.

This book was life-changing. Your Money or Your Life The single most important book on personal finance you can read. I Will Teach You To Be Rich Yes, the title is terrible. How to Win Friends & Influence People You need to read this. Anything You Want Derek Sivers offers the fascinating perspective of an artist who almost inadvertently wandered into the world of business. Permission Marketing One of the best Seth Godin books out there. All Marketers Are Liars Seth Godin’s so good, he gets two books on the list. The Power of Habit Habits control us. Influence Why do people do the things they do? 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Simple, concise, and accurate. 10 Books Every Artist Must Read | Noah Bradley. I love reading books on art. Not just the kind with pretty pictures, either. But the kind with words. It baffles me how few of my classes during art school actually had required texts.

Thankfully I was lucky enough to stumble into the world of art books on my own, and I believe I’m a better artist for it. Here are ten books that I sincerely believe every artist out there should purchase and read—at least once. Art & FearIf you’ve ever started to have thoughts in your head about “am I talented enough?” Or “why do I bother making art?” And there we have it. Do your art a favor and read any of these you haven’t already. Looking for more good books? And now check out my follow up, 10 Books Every Artist Must Read (that have nothing to do with making art). 10 Tips for Becoming a Hotshot Character Concept Artist | CGVILLA. Every artist want to be a well known artist that can be identified by anyone in the industry. He or she wants to work on film, television or in games. But despite that we don’t know how to achieve our goal. How to Start. So here an article that will provide you with the information of how to start your journey that will lead you to great well known character concept artist.

We are hopeful that provided article will be helpful for you to achieve your goal and can be a guide to a good career in character design. Master the Fundamentals You must focus on fundamental areas of drawing and painting. Learn how to explore shapes. combining those try to create your character. Know Your Audience Knowing your audience is very important. If, on the other hand, you’re designing a character for the next big comic book movie targeting adults in their 20s and 30s, realism will probably be received in a much better light.

Create Something Original Unique thinks attracts everyone in a large scale. Conclusion. Hourly rate or project fee: What makes freelancers more money? We all know that figuring out what to charge is one of the most nerve-wracking parts about freelancing. There are two main ways to charge for your work: per hour or per project. This has long been a topic of debate for freelancers. Will the client reject a high hourly rate? What happens if the project goes beyond a certain timeline? What method is more likely to be accepted by clients? We’re not going to come down on a side, but we do want to tell you which solution is best for your type of work and project: 1. Hourly. 2. Hourly. Charging per hour is generally a good way to make sure that clients respect your time and communicate only when they need to. 3. Project. Charging per project is also the easiest way to increase your rates and test out your market’s tolerance for higher rates. 4.

Hourly or Project. 5. Project. While a project fee might lessen this client’s angst, it’s a good idea to try to educate this client about what you do and not keep them in the dark. 6. Project. 7. 8. 8 Contract Provisions Every Freelancer Should Know. If you've been freelancing for any amount of time, you've probably heard how important it is to get your client agreements in writing. As a former freelance writer and now lawyer who works with freelancers, I won't tell you otherwise. It's not just that a good contract can protect you if a client relationship goes south – it's that a good contract helps avoid misunderstandings before they start.

The very act of putting a contract together forces you and your client to articulate and clarify your expectations up front. That said, some parts of a contract can be more important than others. Or at least they seem to come up more often in disputes. So, here's a list of contract provisions to be particularly vigilant about, along with some tips on how to navigate them. 1. The Scope of Work (or sometimes the "Statement of Work") is a common source of trouble for freelancers. 2. Who actually owns that logo you're designing, you or your client?

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 20 Pieces of Advice from 20 Art Directors. La envidia y el síndrome de Solomon | EL PAÍS Semanal. En 1951, el reconocido psicólogo estadounidense Solomon Asch fue a un instituto para realizar una prueba de visión. Al menos eso es lo que les dijo a los 123 jóvenes voluntarios que participaron –sin saberlo– en un experimento sobre la conducta humana en un entorno social.

El experimento era muy simple. En una clase de un colegio se juntó a un grupo de siete alumnos, los cuales estaban compinchados con Asch. Mientras, un octavo estudiante entraba en la sala creyendo que el resto de chavales participaban en la misma prueba de visión que él. Haciéndose pasar por oculista, Asch les mostraba tres líneas verticales de diferentes longitudes, dibujadas junto a una cuarta línea. La conformidad es el proceso por medio del cual los miembros de un grupo social cambian sus pensamientos, decisiones y comportamientos para encajar con la opinión de la mayoría” (Solomon Asch) La respuesta era tan obvia y sencilla que apenas había lugar para el error. “Ladran, luego cabalgamos”(dicho popular) 20 Pieces of Advice from 20 Artists.pdf. Instagram for illustrators - 10 basic tips for gaining great followers — Ohn Mar Win Illustration.

This is not a definitive guide for gaining follows - it’s based on my own personal experience since I started in September 2014. Please do not be tempted to 'buy' follows or likes - a few clicks in the profile link will reveal if someone has 200 FB follows and 10K on IG...something doesn't add up! Here are 10 quite simple tips... 1) Make art everyday. Start a habit of putting aside 10-30 mins each day to create art & post. Just a doodle, hand lettering, sketch or collage. Set yourself a monthly task perhaps - I started with pen and ink sketches of fruit and veg. 2) Aim to post 2-3 times a day roughly 4/5 hours apart so followers see fresh images throughout the day on your feed. 3) Content.

12 Things I Learned In 12 Years Of Freelancing. So, it turns out that my web consultancy Cogeian Systems recently turned 12 years old. I've decided to share some of my experience from these 12 years. Maybe it helps, maybe it doesn't...but I hope it does. 1) Sometimes turning down work is a good idea. I am a firm believer that freelance and consulting work is like sunlight; there's enough for all of us to get a tan. But sometimes it doesn't feel that way. Sometimes you're up against a mortgage payment and the sales funnel is covered in dust. What do you do? Well, I'd never suggest that you blow off a mortgage payment, but I will suggest this - when you are confronted with a client who throws up big red flags in the initial interview, ask yourself how critical is it that you close this job?

2) Sometimes firing a client is an even better idea. Again with the turning away revenue? Losing sleep? Don't waste your minutes on horrible clients. "Get as much help as you can afford to get, as early as you can... " And it's good for you. Bullshucks! Practical tips for finding an Illustration style — ESTHER LOOPSTRA. Sitios para formación en linea. Ctrl+Paint - Digital Painting Simplified. How to promote your art online | Career. Around 10 million people a year visit the Louvre. The Metropolitan Museum of Art manages almost seven. The Tate Modern, just over six. These are the world's most-visited art galleries. Win clients & work smarter with our FREE ebook: get it now! Now imagine a gallery that attracts over 60 million visitors – a month. "deviantART has given rise to the artrepreneur," says the CEO of the highly successful art community, Angelo Sotira. Subscription offer "We have top sellers in our print programme.

DeviantART is just one of many thriving online art communities. "Remember," Angelo says, "deviantART is a community, not a comment machine. Go beyond self-promotion Building your brand may not sound like an artist's endeavour, but it's key to the success of any 21st-century creative. Building your brand is the key to the success of any 21st-century creative Once you've selected which site or sites to sign up for, you have to decide what to post. "Practise discipline and discernment in your actions. 10 ways to boost your creativity with new tech. Digital technology means that magazine content can now be enriched by sound and image.

You can unwrap 3,000-year-old mummies at the British Museum without even touching them. Even changing rooms (like those in development by eBay's retail innovation team) can detect which garments you try on and search for alternative sizes or matching accessories. Thankfully, they don't yet pass judgment on how big your bum looks. The ability to get the most from the diverse opportunities that digital techniques offer, stems from research, driving engagement and thinking big.

But you need the right balance with creativity: too technical and you lose the audience. Engaging experiences "Everything we do is about storytelling and emotion from the beginning to the end," says Jake Barton, founder of New York-based interactive specialist Local Projects. The team at digital design studio Mbryonic and Atomhawk Design agree. 01. 02. Futureproof your work by focusing on content. 03. 04. 05. Subscription offer 06. Why I think day job is good for you. (for aspiring artists out there) - Yuko Shimizu.

I was buying a box of cereal. I said “hi” to the girl at the checkout counter, but she didn’t even look up. She scanned the cereal box and throw it back at me without even saying how much the total was.I try to be nice at the checkout counters. I look them straight in their eyes and say “hi, how are you?” , even when they look like they are not having a good day. The girl who threw the cereal box, though, she was taking her unhappiness out on me. One of the most common questions young artists, especially those who just graduated, ask me is: “did you have to take a day job when you were starting out?”. I was a hopeless 21 year old, who had no life experiences or social skill but thought I was someone special, like any other (or should I say most of) 21 year old may think. Trust my word.

(PS: The last photo is a Google street view of the office building I worked for 11 years in Tokyo. 6 Ways to Expand Your Social Media Reach. Social media marketing is simple in one sense. Create content that adds value and then pop it out to as many people’s eyeballs as possible. That’s reach. If you do it well then the crowd shares and it travels around the world at the speed of a click. Get lucky and it goes viral and those thousands turn into millions. So, have you been spending time on social media and are looking for ways to expand your social media reach? If you’ve been an avid user of social media networks, I’m sure you’ve heard all about the benefits and what it can do for your business. So I won’t be going down that road and “lecture” it to you. Instead of doing that, I want to go straight ahead and share some tips and tricks that have helped build my social media reach. 1.

Probably the simplest and most basic step – but definitely one that you can’t escape – is the need to share useful content. Another tip to remember when posting content is that you must be consistent. 2. 3. 4. Why is this a huge mistake? 5. 6. Top ways to get your work noticed on Behance | Career. So you've set up your Behance portfolio using our simple walkthrough. Now what? How do you get people to visit it? One of the ways you can garner greater visibility is to get your portfolio featured on Behance's curated galleries. When someone opens the Behance homepage, the first thing they see is the “Featured Gallery” — a selection of projects chosen by Behance’s team of curators. Behance states on its Team Blog: "Behance’s Curators are trying to expose especially innovative and well-crafted work. They consider all sorts of factors when reviewing a project, including quality and originality of work, presentation of the project, and the traction it is getting in the community (appreciations, comments, etc)".

Behance also offers more than a dozen additional curated galleries for specific creative mediums such as illustration, photography, and branding, just to name a few. The million-dollar question is: how do you get one of your projects selected for the featured or curated galleries? Tips For A Competitive Visual Development Portfolio (Part 3): Respect Your Characters' Personal Space. Email This is the third installment in a series designed to help you understand the responsibilities of a Visual Development Artist and create a portfolio that exceeds expectations.

In parts one and two, you intensified your visual exploration of story and character. I’m also hopeful that you began to think of your portfolio as a storytelling medium in itself… Today, I’ll share an inspiring character development exercise that I learned from storyboard guru Justin Copeland… The Invisible Upholstery Shop: Last week, I was driving to the coffee shop to work on a set of lessons for The Magic Box and I noticed something I had never seen before… It was an old upholstery shop.

…old but still operational. So why – if I’ve driven past this shop over a hundred times – didn’t I notice it until last week? …because until last week, upholstery shops had no significant meaning to me. A couple weeks ago, my wife bought a vintage desk chair at the thrift store. Your attention drifts, doesn’t it? Who Lives Here? The Missing 'Gap' to Getting Rich With Your Creative Skills - Part Time Job, Full-Time Artist: Rethinking the Creative Career.

Part Time Job, Full-Time Artist: Rethinking the Creative Career Amy Ng blogs at Pikaland, a popular stop for illustration lovers, students and artists who are looking for answers on how to find a balance between art, creativity and commerce. Two years ago while I was attending a conference on children’s books in Singapore, I sat in on a panel that consisted of two writers and an illustrator. The one-hour long talk was about their journey and experience, and how they got to where they were, career-wise. When the Q+A session rolled about, I knew what I wanted to ask – it was at the back of my mind when I saw the slides of their journey and creative processes. It slid off my tongue: “How do you guys earn enough to do this for a living, since you only produce about 2 books a year?” The room buzzed a little, and murmurs could be heard. Their answer? It made a lot of sense. Beyond the encouraging (and yet irritating) shouts of “Work harder!” It’s a fine line to tread. Amy Ng.

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