I NEED YOUR OPINIONS! Please read and reply if you have time!
So I’m devising a strategy for doing educational videos. Not just process, but actual educational ones that address the more underlying foundational skills required for illustration and concept\vis-dev. Right now I’m just playing with the Camtasia studio trial, and this was made from a really old Livestream, thus the absolutely atrocious resolution, for which I apologize profusely.
SO HERE’S THE QUESTION OF THE DAY!
If I were to start a Patreon... uh, “campaign”, would you subscribe? This is VERY loose thinking, but I want to gauge public opinion before pouring energy into this.
(amounts are per video because these may not follow a strict schedule :x)
FREE- Most of the videos will be free and public, because I don’t want to hide this info behind a paywall!
$1 Tier- The “thank you” level. This is just for people who feel what I do is important enough to them to give something :)
$3 Tier- LiveCrit level. You will send me a sketch or painting that I will do a public critique video on. These may be short, but I don’t plan on “charging” the Patrons for them. Your $5 will only go towards the mainstream videos.
$5 Tier- LiveCrit+PSD level. LiveCrit, and you will get medium-res(~2k) PSD’s from any videos that have drawings or paintings.
Above this, I am trying to figure out how to use Patreon to do actual mentorships over Google Hangout or Skype. It’s something I’ve wanted to do but haven’t found a good platform yet. Let me know if you’d be interested in the mentorship thing.
The money will mean I can spend more time on these videos, and less time doing freelance to pay off student loans :) I can also spend the money to do special features, bringing in pro artists to talk about certain subjects and pay them for their time.
Again, these won’t be vague “speedpaint” videos, they will be in-depth foundation videos talking about both theory, and demonstrating application in the field. The main things I want to cover are
-Illustration and Design Foundations
-Criticism, Philosophy, and Theory (Including topics on motivation, inspiration, goals, social justice, learning- the more mental side of the coin.)
So… Would you pay? If not, what could convince you? (feel free to answer via replies, or asks, or reblogs :>)
"Mass Effect Saga" - Illustration for Bioware by Sam Spratt
To celebrate the anniversary of the Mass Effect trilogy, I painted this poster for Bioware — available at their store in 2 editions. With a little under 2 weeks and a mess of replayi—err, *research* to do, I sketched out a composition that’d get the best of it in there, and began painting the majority of key players and aspects from the series. With a roster as large as the game has: I was selective (my custom ginger Shep did not make the cut). The special edition even has metallic inks on the golden text and border elements which I’m particularly fond of. You can snag one HERE.
A super fuck-ton of knuckle/hand references (per request).
I love this costume even more every time I look at it. Well, at least the hood. Super pumped about this show!
Howdy, friends! Sorry for the virtual radio silence on here lately. Busier than my usual amount of busy as we are finishing up work on the second Korra art book on top of our production duties. We’re really excited to get that thing printed and released! Here are some peaceful, meditative stills of Jinora from Book 3. I really love these delicate, organic paintings by Studio Mir.
Second Korra art book? I’m gonna be so broke.
Nic Pizzolatto, talking about True Detective season 1.
Considering all I’ve been saying about this show, I was pretty pleased to see this spelled out in an interview.(via rubyvroom)