Friday, 30 May 2008

Drawing Demons And Fantasy Art Is What I Do

Drawing demons and evil sketches of fantasy art.

This is me, I like to draw these things, so the trick is to try and draw many things you like to draw and add variety to your profiles online and off, so for example I draw demonic art and fantasy art, so I could therefore expand into other mediums with this single interest:

Tattoos Designing for tattoo artists is another great way of earning through your art, you could sell your art on ebay and local tattoo artists if they don't already have their own in house artists.

Comics Comic books are a great way of fine tuning your art and plus it's one of my main passions, to tell a visual story that appeals to a wide audience, plus doing this online is easier than printing it yourself, I'll be writing about this in an upcoming blog series.

Games Video games and board games need artwork, ideas and concepts to build the levels, the characters and the games story, illustrators produce drawings and concepts that are either worked on or are included as is.

Movies Similar to games mediums, movies may require more in depth art concepts, usually from a team of artists rather than just one or two, ranging from creature effects and other artistic design.

Art prints Art is sold all over the internet, and fantasy art is very popular on online auction sites, such as ebay

The above are the main ones, but there are still all sorts of sub categories that you can create your fantasy art for and these are:

Halloween masks Halloween masks are a great source of inspirtion for me, they appeal to me on a wide scale with the scary faces that you can get to wear for halloween

T-shirts Nothing says it better than a t-shirt with something that has a great design on it.

Greeting cards Cards are another great way of showing your art and if you wanted to you could create a business out of this, in fact everything mentioned here you could.

Custom commissions This is one that is best when you have built a following and people know your art a bit better, they know what they want and will be willing to pay you for it.

What other things could you do with your art?

Do you want to sell your artistic creations or is it more of people getting to know you as an artist?

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Getting creative with face painting...I've just found it and I love painting my kids faces, although they are getting fed up of being a demon

Something that has always fascinated me, is face painting, it's right up there with body art, layering paint or water based paint on the skin and changing quite temporarily the features of ones face, mainly kids, but I've painted a few adults faces since I got going.

One of the best things about face painting is a face is just like a blank canvas and you never quite know what will be painted, some people are quite specific when making a request for a design, so you just get on with it, but if you have never ever done this type of thing before, where do you start?

A good site that I found in my research quite early on into this area of simple creativity was this one - Easy face painting I found lots of inspiration here from the few articles that they had, initially I was only wanting to learn to paint my kids faces if they had their birthday parties at home, so they would like to be a tiger or some other thing by a simple face paint, I soon found out however that they would get bored of the same old thing (like kids do!) so I wanted to learn a little bit more on how to simplify real life designs and really build up an understanding of coming up with new designs.

I did not want to earn anything from this, I was just interested in doing it, so I could do it if requested at birthdays or other events, sort of like a challenge.

I decided to buy the face painting ebook as it was cheap and I was just curious and it was an impulse buy anyway, I just wanted to do something different with my art, I found the ebook to be quite easy to understand and was full of simple designs and instructions and resources to even start your own face painting business - something that I was not aware of, or even knew existed!

I wasn't expecting the free bonus reports that came with it either, so this made it a well balanced and cheap resource of knowledge that you can carry through your life in any party or event

Learn how to be a master face painter...Quickly!