graphic novel arts

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Hey guys! Mattie here! I’m a 16-year old Trans Girl and I’ve started my own webcomic! I’ve made a post about it before, but I think i’m gonna be a little more straight up about it this time.

It’s a webcomic about a slain galactic hero reborn as a child travelling with a hired mercenary to finish what their predecessor started. You can read it here! However, the thing is that I am making this webcomic in the hopes that it will attract enough attention so that if people like it, I’ll be able to earn enough money to support myself, and thus be able to escape by really shitty n abusive home.

So yeah! I’d really appreciate if you could not only reblog this post, but spread the word about this comic in general! Hopefully people will like it, and eventually some will donate to my Patreon (anything will help, even just $1) so I’ll be able to get myself out of this situation. (I’m also gonna start doing commissions @mass-production-evangelion! Keep an eye out for that!!)

If you want to support me at my Patreon (monthly small payments in exchange for rewards!) you can do so here!

If you want to do a one-time donation to help me out, you can do so here! (Though Patreon is preferred, I need a living wage to prove I can live on my own in court.)

If you can’t do either, just help me out by reblogging this post and spreading the word as much as you can! It would really help me out a lot!

tl;dr I’m making a webcomic so that hopefully people will like it enough to support it and help me earn a living wage to escape my abusive home. Please reblog or spread the word to help me out, especially if you can’t donate!

Can’t believe I forgot to post this one! This was kind of two projects in one. I had to do a book cover for my Sci-Fi and Fantasy Illustration course. In addition I did this as a personal project; a graphic novel retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The script is still a working progress but in the meantime I will update with concept art until it is time to reveal the final piece. :)

anonymous asked:

Is your former teacher aware that you live off of art now?

nope! not sure she would care, either. BUT i did get a kind of petty sort of “IN YOUR FACE” moment my senior year @ this teacher, though

she actually retired when i was entering my senior year, and she was replaced with a teacher that was coming in from another school. this teacher was really nervous, and couldn’t quite find a footing. she was afraid she would make the art department look bad

i was one of, i think, 3 advanced art students??? and she told us “do whatever you want, pick a subject from this, interpret it, it’s fine” because she was just stressed with the workload

at the end of that year, our school was placed into something called the “art conference show” which showcased and rewarded students in the visual arts from 8 different schools. in that show i won best in painting, students’ choice, and best of show. i had to get interviewed. it was absolutely terrifying

but the new teacher was so relieved, she thanked me. and that teacher that told me i had absolutely no future in this field stayed in town so i know her hearing about it wasn’t something she could avoid

AND YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS CAN LEARN FROM THAT, TOO!! 

if you have an art teacher that’s supportive right up until you mention you’re serious, take no shit. go behind this teacher’s back, and work. and work and work. there comes a point where you can learn faster than what’s being taught. do the assignments, get work done, and then advance yourself. if you’re in high school, you don’t have to rely on their blessing to advance.