Had to take a small break to get this Tharja image I had out of my head. I’ve been trying to think of an idea for a Tharja illo for ages and I think this may be it~
Oh look, it’s a literal gang of girls~
Eliza is coming out for Skullgirls tomorrow, so…
"Cute" can be a bad thing.
danitasibert said: Hi Rob, i'm a HUGE fan of your work its really inspires me, you are one of my favorite artist ever, i have a question, i am about to graduate college and i want to be able to try to become a freelance artist and sell my work at conventions and etc, i was wondering if you can help me out explaining what it take to taking that huge step and anything else i need to be a successful freelance artist?
That’s awesome! I’m sure you are happy that the long road in college is almost over and should be proud of that! Kudos!
This means that you should have an upper hand if you play your cards right! I didn’t go to college, so it was quite a struggle for people taking me ‘seriously’ when I applied for jobs even when I had an, hm, “ok” portfolio. What I did is pretty simple: I just picked a local convention, purchased half of a table, and just got out there and did it. Been doing it ever since.
The first time will probably suck (that sounded like something for a different topic…), so here are some things that you should do to help bring a bit of balance into that, as well as general freelance basics that have helped me:
That’s all I have to say about it! Hope that helps!
prismbaron said: I don't know if it's possible to have a favorite artist, but when it comes to sketches, yours are my favorite. You just put such a great sense of weight and motion into everything. They're so expressive and alive. Thank you for sharing your art.
AWWWWW thanks for the kind words! I’m happy that you enjoy it. I’ll continue to keep it up as long as I can.
Rival Schools characters were so cool. Such a shame barely anyone knows about them.
The Place I Hope We Return To Someday~
So I picked up one of those fancy new Wacom Bamboo Stylus Finelines from Best Buy a bit ago for 60 bucks. It’s a new stylus for drawing on an iPad. And it’s the best kinda stylus for the iPad yet released. Ever.
Now for you enthusiasts who are into drawing on the iPad, you may have heard this many times before, with so many different styli out there that prompted this kinda response. Lemme explain:
This thing’s nib is practically the same width as a standard Intuos/Cintiq/Bamboo pen; you know, the one you draw with on your desktop? Wacom has somehow managed to make a bluetooth-powered stylus that doesn’t require a fat nib. Crazy, right?
I played with it for about an hour and I already came to the conclusion that this is hands-down, the best kind of stylus for the iPad. It’s literally not much difference than drawing on a Cintiq, and I live on my Cintiq. Even more so than the Galaxy Note I’ve been using to doodle with off and on. Wacom is gonna release a similar, more “professional” version, which is the Intuos Creative Stylus 2. It’s not out yet, but for 20 bucks more, it will have double the pressure sensitivity of this one, ending up in maybe the most 1:1 feeling to a Cintiq yet.
The only downside right now is app support. You can only draw with the Bamboo Paper app at the moment (and Sketchbook Pro but with no pressure sensitivity), but Autodesk is working on a new Sketchbook Pro for iPad which will be able to utilize these new pens. I’m sure Procreate and the rest will jump on support ASAP. I did a quick 5 minute test doodle above. It felt very natural, no offset, etc.
It supposedly lasts on for 26 hours on a 2 hour charge. (I couldn’t wait 2 hours after unboxing it to test it out.) Coupled with the iPad’s great battery life, that’s a keeper in my book. I’m most likely going to consider selling my Galaxy Note eventually as the more support this thing gets.
This pen may very well be the iPad’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note…
J U S T I N B A I L E Y
Not enough Ayame in this world~