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At long last, I am so happy to announce my art book Constellations! This book contains over 100 artworks from 2015 to 2017, including private artworks that have yet to be published. It’s really a celebration of my artist journey from when I decided this was what I wanted my future and life to be. Purchasing this would be the greatest support you could ever give me, and every purchase would be a real financial support for me to continue my endeavours as an artist. 

EDITIONS AVAILABLE:

  • Book Only:
    This option gives you only the art book.
  • Book + Signed:
    Artist personally hand-signs an autograph in the book. Optional: May include personal dedication.
  • Book + Signed + Sketch [LIMITED EDITION: 5 ONLY]:
    Get the book, a personally signed (optional: include a name to have a personal dedication) autograph from the artist and an original head-sketch of any character of your choice with it!

PURCHASE HERE!

Andrew Scott talking to me and signing my artwork at the stagedoor at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, 28th June 2017!

He took his time to write me a personal note and he said that the illustration (which I will post soon) was beautiful. That really made my day! He even took his time to take a picture with me. He was the sweetest and even though I almost got squeezed to death by crazy fangirls, I had a blast. Thanks again. xx 

Please do not repost, just reblog. :)

Louise Catherine Breslau (1856-1927)
“La Toilette” (1898)
Oil on canvas
Currently in a private collection

Breslau would become the third woman artist, and the first foreign woman artist to be bestowed France’s Legion of Honor award. Breslau would go on to become a well-regarded colleague to some of the day’s most popular artists and writers including Edgar Degas and Anatole France. One person who was very special in Breslau’s life was Madeleine Zillhardt, with whom she spent over forty years. Zillhardt, a fellow student at the Académie Julian, became Breslau’s muse, model, confidant, and supporter.

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hey man, don’t say sorry it’s fine♥ whatever is making you upset I hope something will cheer you up soon, maybe try doing something you like to distract you or watch something that’ll make you laugh? Anything that gives you a positive feeling, try it♥ I hope you see this, and if you need to you can message me in private, alright?

Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)
“Light of the Harem” (1880)
Oil on canvas
Academicism
Currently in a private collection

In Islamic culture, a harem is a secluded living area for women that is forbidden to men. Also called zenana in South Asia, this private space has been traditionally understood as serving the purposes of maintaining the modesty, privilege, and protection of women.

anonymous asked:

My mom and i are struggling with money... and she told me to do drawings for people and i made already 7 and got 70 dollars (10 each) and well i was thinking on do it digitally... any tip on how to work on online commissions?

Hmmm, I’ve only done Commissions once, but I did some research to determine my pricings, so I can give you a bit of an insight of how to price your commissions.

Pricing commissions should be determined by a few elements:
1. Your skill level.
2. The type of commission’s complexity level (obviously the more complex, the more expensive).
3. The speed of your work.
4. Your living costs/this differ with where you live.
5. How many people would be willing to give your commissions a go with your prices.

Let’s break it down.

1. Skill level and Complexity level go hand in hand. Skill level is how well you can do your art (but this can be subjective) and complexity is mostly about details, it can be something from just bust drawing, half body of a character, full body of a character, colored or sketch. Simple Background, complex background or no background. Always provide samples of your works for each type of commission, because no sample artworks can make it look suspicious. You need to at least have a few artworks to showcase your ability to deliver results.

2. The speed of your work. How long does it take for you to finish a commission? A few hours spent on one sketch commission for a $10 is reasonable enough. A few days for a $10 is not.

3. Your living costs. If you live in a low living cost countries, you can afford to lower the prices, if not, be realistic and price it accordingly. For example, USD $10 might be a lot for me, but USD $10 might not be enough to afford 1 lunch for you. 

4. This depends on how many people are interested in having you draw for them for a price. Even if you have, say, 1000++ followers, be aware that not all of them will jump on the opportunity the moment you open for commissions. Some of them can’t afford it right now, some of them might not be interested for now. Drawing things for free and sharing it to the internet is like casting a net to the ocean to attract potential buyers/customers, basically. A lot of artists spend a long time cultivating their fanbase partly for this reason.

5. Still with topic no. 4. If you price your commissions too high, they might change their mind. The only exception is if you have a lot of people interested in your art. Some really popular artists priced their commissions highly for the reason that they know some people would be interested nonetheless (plus side they get bragging rights for commissioning popular artist), but that’s also cos they’ve been around long enough to be able to command high prices.

6. Is this a private commission, or a commercial commission? A private commission means you still own the rights to the artwork you made while commercial commission means you’ve given up all the rights to reproduce the artwork. Naturally, Private commission normally isn’t too expensive, while commercial commission need a longer discussion of price list on the subject.

7. Spend the time to sit down and set everything up before you open for commission. Price list, check. Sample artworks, check. What about payment method? Most people use paypal, but you need to be aware that paypal charges a fee for each transaction (which you can take in consideration when pricing). Also make the rules clear on what you will be drawing for the commission and what you won’t be for the commission (usually NSFW, incest, lollicon/shotacon, etc.). Provide step-by-step on how to commission you (ex: I set up an email just for the commissions emails), give them an insight on what they can expect like the timeline of your work (1-2 weeks? 4 weeks?), delivery method (.jpeg files by email, what dimension?), what happens if there is a major edit even though the sketch has been approved (extra charges). Clarify as many elements as possible to avoid awkward situations that could take up production time. 

8. And, nothing beats research, so go to the tumblr search tab, and write “Commission Information” to know what everyone else is doing with their commission posts! It’ll give you inspirations on how to make your first commission post.

9. Lastly, always be nice and be patient! Since you’re a one-man show, you need to do everything including customer service by yourself. It’s important to remember you’re building a rep with each commission you’re doing, and with each satisfied customer means more potential business! :-)

Phew… that’s a long post. I do wish this would help!

Guercino (1591-1666)
“Semiramis Called to Arms” (1645)
Oil on canvas
Baroque
Currently in a private collection

The painting depicts Semiramis, the legendary queen of Assyria, and demonstrates her determination as a ruler by showing her refusal to finish combing her hair until she had led her army to crush a rebellion. In the present work, Guercino illustrates the story of Semiramis called to arms at the precise moment at which the Queen is interrupted at her toilette by a messenger bearing the news of the revolt of the Babylonians. According to Valerius Maximus, in keeping with her imperious and war-like nature, she immediately abandoned her toilette, with her hair in disorder, and rushed to take up arms to quell the revolt.