Try to fill the page. Don’t draw things as small as a stamp
There’s no limitation on mediums, size of sketchbook ect…try to find a sketchbook with at least 100 pages ( because there will be a 100 drawings) or a sketchbook that you can draw on both sides. Or have multiple sketchbooks?
10 a Day Challenge Prompts
Nature/ foliage/ fruits-vegetable plants
Draw your favorite car- different angles-
Mechanical Objects- Example, Clocks, Screws, car Parts ect…
Animals in motion
Characters in a location, make sure to have the characters engage with the location in some way.
A/N: Sorry I haven’t posted for a while I’ve been quite busy and had very little motivation but I enjoyed writing this one. I’ve put this under a read more due to the fact it has direct reference to drug overdose, memory loss and drug-related injuries just to let you all know.
It’s been ages since I colored anything extensive, so this was a little experiment that went on longer than intended. Maybe “extensive” is a bad word, but most of the stuff I’m doing behind the scenes are either gray scale or dark-ish palettes, so it was nice doing the opposite.
The WIP was kinda boring, so I figured she needed a little life. It’s the same thing I’m trying to incorporate with full figures—life and dynamics.
All the best,
Are you looking to hire an artist for:
sequential art pages for your comic?
cover art for your next book?
concept art for a game you’re developing?
an illustration of your OC (original character)?
or more pieces like the one above?
I’m a freelance artist and welcome new and exciting projects. These projects help keep the lights on, so don’t be a stranger. If you’re interested hiring me for a gig or two, hit me up via message or email for details and prices (the quickest way to reach me is — firstname.lastname@example.org)
This advice is based on a year’s worth of pro work in comics, twenty years of trial and error trying to break in, and about 5 years working as a freelance illustrator. (I’m 25). So these aren’t rules, just suggestions based on my own experience.
I was asking on set today about the history of the illustrated slate (clapperboard), as I have not seen it on any show except Doctor Who. It seems that it is a tradition in Wales to celebrate every 100 set-ups, so not specific to Doctor Who. It has spread to other shows outside of Wales because camera teams travel a lot.
Who illustrates the slate? This varies depending on desire, availability and artistic talent. In the case of my episodes, a lot are done by a specific camera assistant. Sometimes the trainees are asked. Sometimes other members of the crew chip in.
What is a set-up? This is not an exact science, but it’s basically every time we move the camera or change the lens to create a new shot. In the UK, slates are counted sequentially – meaning your first shot is slate 1, take 1.
In North America, slates are not counted by number - they are done by scene number, with each set-up taking on a different letter (26C would be the 4th set-up of scene 26), so this tradition of 100th slate is not part of that slate vocabulary. In the olden days, when we shot on film, there was a tradition of having champagne for every 100 rolls of film shot. With no film and no alcohol on set, this is an antiquated and quaint old tradition.
Who choose what is drawn on the slate? The illustrator: it is not necessarily relevant to anything but Doctor Who. They tend to be spoiler-free and generic, because of our NDA’s. Since people do get sacked for on-line posting, the crew is very sensitive to the selfie-free/spoiler-free zone of the set.
Is that really our names in Gallifreyan? Only Scott and the Tardis know.
You know, someday, we're all gonna see your name attached some great, seminal piece of sequential fiction. Someday your name is gonna be one of the biggest names and one of the most respected and widely renowned names in sequential art. You're gonna be great one day. You don't need us to believe in you, because you're gonna get there no matter what, but we believe in you all the same.
With graphic novel interpretations of prose books rising in popularity (A Song of Fire and Ice series, The City of Ember, Artemis Fowl, Baby-Sitters Club, manga versions of Jane Austen, various Shakespeare plays, etc.), would you like to see your works rendered as sequential art? Which of your titles do you think most naturally lend themselves to a graphic format?
I think there may be some plan to do the THE GIVER as a graphic novel. I think it would lend itself quite well to that. -Lois
Goodness I can not begin to cover or explain the amount of talent, good will, love, and ink that the people following us have demonstrated over the last week or two. When I mentioned that we were looking for an inker, I thought we might hear from a person or two but GOOD LORD! I heard from a lot of people.
And here’s the crazy thing. I (Jeremy) was acting as a filter to start with. Trying to see what people to send on to Jenn based on experience level and adaptability to her style and after a while I just gave up. You’re all amazing. So, honestly talking with Jenn it just came down to trying out the people she thought would best fit her style. We sent out a couple of sample pages to people we thought fit that bill. Should I show you a panel? Sure, I’ll show you literally the first panel of Dressed to Kill, which you will eventually see when you open the book:
Our heroine, Viviana “Viv” Hernandez, climbing into an air vent. Because you can’t have an action movie without someone climbing into an air vent. So above are Jenn’s original pencils for the panel. Notice the combo of bad ass jacket and thoughtfully designed dress? Guys, you’re going to see some amazing clothing in this book in the days to come. And thankfully, now it will be inked.
And it will be inked by the astonishing @meridart who sent us some awesome sequential ink samples that Jenn thought were a good match for what she wanted to do, then took a beautiful shot at inking the pages. I am so excited to be working with her!
So, if you sent us links, pages, messages, etc - I appreciate it so much. This is a dream book for both Jenn and I and we were so glad to have people respond with so much excitement to our call. You guys are the absolute best. The ultimate different was style and how well Ainhoa and Jenn matched and that’s not something you can necessarily teach.
But, i had a lot of people ask me questions about submitting stuff to us for this and I thought it might be worth the time to throw you all some best practices from some of our favorite folks:
1) The absolute most important thing is to have proof that you can do the job. You are all amazing illustrators, but frankly if you do not have sequential work on your portfolio/tumblr/DA whatever, I’m not going to consider you for a sequential job. Please don’t take this personally, but you wouldn’t hire someone to fix your jet who was the best lawnmower repair person. Sequential art is a different art form with different demands and, while they may not be the same as Liam Neeson’s, it does require a particular set of skills.
2) Provide a link the first time you message someone. I don’t want to seem petty but I know there are some people whose messages got washed away in the tide because they didn’t send me links when other people did.
3) If I don’t give you a deadline, tell me when you’ll have something: This is something Ainhoa (and other artists in the past) did that made an immediate difference in my view of her. When I sent sample pages, she said “I will have them to you by X”. That let me know that she knew what she was doing on the work and how long it would take. I really despise the feeling of chasing artists down for things and whether or not it’s terrible of me, I will do nearly anything to avoid it.
4) Ask Questions: It’s a little thing, but when we sent stuff out some people asked questions about what color a persons hair was or what the lighting was supposed to be like and more generally, what kind of feel we were looking for. That is a nice feeling.
So take that stuff for what it’s worth if you want it, if not, forget it!
But everybody welcome @meridart to Team Dressed to Kill!