04
Sep
Anonymous asked:
Hello! I'm sorry if you've gotten this question before. I'm new to art alleys, do you have a suggestion for how many prints one should take? Like a general number? Thanks so much!

Print quantities are honestly different for everyone.  More popular artists will need more, and smaller merchandise usually requires higher quantities, too. 

Personally, I only sell 11”x17” prints, so I calculate based on event attendance.  I run about 10-20 of my best-sellers (like Sherlock, Game of Thrones) and then 3-5 of my less popular stuff (like original work).  Lower end being for cons about 1,000-5,000 (like ALA, San Japan) and higher end being for cons of 10,000+ (like Otakon).

Certain cons will surprise you though!  My style does awful in Southern California, so I print on the lower end for AX.  But some venues are just easier because the artist-customer ratio is higher, so I print on the high end for NanDesuKan.

09/04/14 at 8:31PM
#faq    #art    #artist alley    #printsinventory    #Anonymous   
04
Sep

#mal and the #firebird from #lbardugo ‘s #grisha trilogy. #ruinandrising

09/04/14 at 11:22AM
03
Sep

My folks’ house has been rather quiet since I moved out, so when I visited for Mom’s birthday, we got a cat from one of the city’s riskier shelters!  He’s real sweet, but he’s real big, so we re-named him Godzilla.  It’s funny, watching him adapt to my parents as well as them adapting to him. 

Oh, what, this is an art blog? Guess I forgot.  Cat blog now.

03
Sep
Anonymous asked:
Could you be any cooler? Your artwork is amazing, you have an awesome job AND you rescued a stray cat (strays = the best). You just can't get any cooler :) You're amazing!!

To quote Tirael, “If only they knew you in real life…”

I received this message while I was in a speakeasygiggling like a twelve year old embarrassingly tipsy, awkwardly oggling watching rather dashing eye candy bartenders mix insanely complex drinks.  

So yeah, I could probably be a lot, lot, cooler.  You know, like by not being an idiot.

((Seriously, though, if a barkeep knows what a Ramos Gin Fizz is and can make you an equally appetizing house special, I am sold.  He also looked like hot Mark Zuckerburg, which helped.))

09/03/14 at 11:52PM
30
Aug

Sketches inspired by #Disney #Mulan. #figuredrawing #gesturedrawing #art

08/30/14 at 1:04PM
#gesturedrawing    #art    #mulan    #disney    #figuredrawing   
25
Aug

If you hadn’t heard, I am now a cat owner. Meet Poutine. She likes headscratches, my tea tumbler, and falling off my bed. Follow #fictograph on Instagram for more photos. #cat

08/25/14 at 8:59PM
#fictograph    #cat   
14
Aug

Vin, Elend, Straff, and Ore’seur from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn.  Finished my final project for my Character Design class with Jose Lopez.  Woo! 

The development pages should be relatively self-explanatory, but I tried to keep a unified design and color theme as ascribed in the books (black mistcloaks, white royal attire, red skies). The overall style is meant to be like an action cartoon rather than my usual illustrative one.

08/14/14 at 2:59PM
#character design    #concept art    #mistborn    #cosmere    #brandon sanderson    #art    #class    #cda    #jose lopez    #fanart   
13
Aug

Designs for Straff Venture from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, my project for Jose Lopez’s Character Design class.  I’ve had a rough week, and now I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish everything in time. :/  Very disappointed in myself.

Other Mistborn development: http://www.fictograph.com/tagged/mistborn

As usual, let me know if you’ve got a favorite?

08/13/14 at 1:45AM
#mistborn    #cosmere    #character design    #costume design    #straff venture    #scadrial    #art school    #class    #cda    #jose lopez   
12
Aug

I will be in Vancouver, BC (9/17-9/19) and Portland, OR (9/19-9/21). HIT ME UP TO HANG.

08/12/14 at 3:14PM
#vancouver    #british columbia    #portland    #oregon    #travel    #life   
11
Aug

Outfit designs for Elend Venture from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy.  He’s my ‘love interest’ for my character design class with Jose Lopez.  This book is so good!

Other Mistborn development: http://www.fictograph.com/tagged/mistborn

Let me know if you’ve got a favorite?

08/11/14 at 5:19PM
#elend venture    #costume design    #character design    #mistborn    #cosmere    #brandon sanderson    #art    #class    #cda    #jose lopez    #scadrial   
07
Aug

teganbobegan replied to your photo “#characterdesign sketches for #straffventure from #mistborn . #cosmere…”

Did you learn this style?

Kind of? I learned a lot of techniques and facial anatomy, but the choices I made when designing/exaggerating the faces were based off things I’d seen and liked in cartoons.

08/07/14 at 1:48PM
#teganbobegan    #faq    #art   
07
Aug

#characterdesign sketches for #straffventure from #mistborn . #cosmere #conceptart

08/07/14 at 12:48PM
#characterdesign    #conceptart    #mistborn    #straffventure    #cosmere   
06
Aug

A page of #wolfhound #dog sketches for #tensoon / #oreseur from #mistborn .

08/06/14 at 12:53PM
#mistborn    #tensoon    #dog    #oreseur    #wolfhound   
06
Aug

Had quite an adventure last night: went out to dinner somewhere unreasonably far and came back with a stray cat. She was so loving!  Just kneaded my friend’s lap through the hour-long car ride.  

We’re taking her to the shelter today to see if she’s healthy and/or lost.  But if she’s really a stray - if you’re in the LA area and you’re interested in giving her a home, let me know! (… or I might just get her, omg, she’s so nice.)

EDIT: She’s not chipped.  Complete stray stray. She’ll be up for adoption in five days if she’s healthy.  We’re calling her Poutine.

29
Jul

So many feels after #sdcc ! Hung out a lot with the Ready at Dawn guys, so I doodled #isabeau /#igraine from #order1886 while in a Monday meeting.

07/29/14 at 5:03PM
#igraine    #sdcc    #isabeau    #order 1886    #the order 1886    #art    #fanart    #goddamn you rad boys