Honestly I don't blog on Deviant Art. I leave that up to my actual blog. Some I've written in the past might be helpful or amusing to other artists, so I thought that I would share them here.
Gaming Illustration Basics
Recently someone contacted me. They were embarking on their first illustration job and wanted some advice. It seemed like a good thing to share with others as well.
When I say "Con" I mean the abbreviated term for convention. Although I wrote a blog on getting started doing illustration work in the gaming industry, what about those artists that just want to do their own thing and set up and sell their stuff?
Recently I finished "Beauty in Bloom" in which I used a texture technique that I've become quite fond of recently.
One of the things that I learned at Larry's class was about depth in painting. In art classes I had previously been introduced to perspective in drawings, but painting was an area that I was largely self taught. Beyond horizon lines and perspective drawing, I had not been introduced to the concept that color can also interpret distance.
The Good, The Bad, and the Cosplay: Pros on Cons
Recently a friend shared a Cracked article on the dark side of Comic Con, but it was from the perspective of an attendee, so I felt inclined to share the other side of the coin. I'm an artist, and conventions are my bread and butter. Therefore I both adore Cons and loathe them for different reasons. Allow me to illuminate some of the pros and cons from inside the booth.