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August 23, 2017, 08:05:25 PM by Mother Roshiya | Views: 2991 | Comments: 0
Going pro
Congratulations! You have a willing-to-pay customer who wants a quote for your artistic services! You have your Base Rate Table already figured out, and it's so simple to calculate that number now! But... She's your BFF of forever and that number just seems so high, you're not sure if you have to add tax, and you KNOW she's broke. What do you do??

Welcome to the world of Discounts, Taxes, and Financial Payment Plans!
July 21, 2017, 12:50:33 AM by Mother Roshiya | Views: 3027 | Comments: 0
Going pro
You've honed your drawing skills to professional perfection! Your friends want you to draw things for them and they're willing to pay you for your service! But... What do you charge??? Anyone who "goes pro" and starts working Freelance (meaning by and for yourself, not attached to any company) inevitably needs to know how to do this, and while it's not difficult, it IS a daunting mathematical task when you first start out, and it IS NECESSARY.

So let's get started!

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May 25, 2017, 08:34:18 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 2983 | Comments: 0
Page layout
Also known as: Panel, frame, box
A single drawing on a page. Often (but not necessarily) contained within an outline, the shapes of panels can be used as a narrative device, to show actions, flashbacks or dream sequences, or to manipulate pacing.
The space between panels. This area might be coloured to denote events happening in a different t...
December 11, 2016, 10:02:37 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 6873 | Comments: 0
Once you’ve got your workspace just the way you like it, it’s time to make sure you can see what you’re doing. The best light for a studio is natural light coming from a stable source, such as a window facing towards the nearest pole, north or south depending on which side of the equator you live, but we can’t all be that lucky. The rest of us (plus those lucky few, if they want to work after dark) have to consider the way we light our workspace and engineer it to o...
December 11, 2016, 09:51:47 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 5063 | Comments: 1
Desk layout
To cut a long tutorial short, every artist has a different workflow so there’s no “right” way to lay out a workspace. That said, some ways that are better than others and, as with most things in art, what works for you is something you can only really learn by doing.

Obviously, the first thing you need is a work surface. That can be a wooden board propped against the edge of a desk or a table easel, all the way up to a specialist drawing table...
September 11, 2016, 09:39:36 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 5967 | Comments: 0
Now you’ve drawn a few front and side views, we’re going to put them together to draw a head turned slightly away from the front - called a “three-quarter view”. The biggest hurdle here is to start thinking of the head as a 3D form; once you’ve got a handle on that, everything that follows starts to click into place.
The placement of the features in this view is difficult to explain precisely as they’re subject to foreshortening as the head rotates, so using a model, statue or some kind of ...
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