January 6th, 2006


Art Journal Updated

drakkolupen I'll be updating it with some other stuff later, but for now I posted a pic of a Canadian lynx avatar that I just made for SL.

I've also got a female manticore, but I wanna do some changes to it to make it look a little more feminine. Right now it looks like the male with boobies and hips. That just doesn't seem right.

I'm also working on a full prim fox. So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.
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I think this is important..

To artists, especially beginners. I've often recommended Jack Hamm's "How to draw animals" for a basis of understanding of animals in art. But wow, just wow. vantid uncovered some dirt on him...

I guess technically it's legal for him to do what he did, with copyright age and all...

But just read this shit: http://www.livejournal.com/users/vantid/185475.html

I always wondered why his feline pics looked so good but his canines looked like ass. Now I know.

The Commission Process

Note: Before you read this, I'm not taking commissions, so don't get your hopes up. Infact, I owe more than I can work on right now and I've been paying people back for them. So Please don't ask me if I'm taking them. I'll likely not be taking commissions for a long long time.

This is infact, the commission process that I sometimes use, and I thought I'd share it and maybe help some artists out there who are having problems with the process (And I'm not talking about the art, I'm talking about the -deal- with the other person).

Whenever I do a commission for someone I'm not sure about, or I don't really know, I will sometimes force them to work with my contract. I don't have a copy of it with me since it's been so long since I Took a commission. This *should* be used for everyone, regardless of that person's relationship with the artist (Friends can turn into enemies very quickly, especially where money comes into play). This is the same process we use when doing freelance web design, and (if I had my copy), it is legal in the state of NC (Lawyer checked through it). - Of course don't quote me on that since I'm summarizing here. It would be in the best interests of anyone that's doing art seriously to have a lawyer look over their contract to make sure it's legal and binding.

In any case, I do my commissions on a Four Stage Process. I'm sharing with you this process now:
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