Tutorials & Lessons

7 Ways To Make Your Freelance Clients Happy

Be it your sideline or your full time job, freelancing is a mix of flexible schedules and hard-hitting deadlines. Be it if you are an artist, graphic designer, web designer, photographer, or a fashion designer, one of the most important things you have to remember is to make your clients happy. Now how will you make sure of that?

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Character Design: 5 Tips on Creating Personality

In any story, a character is the most important subject. If the character is well-written, then the story will be able to effectively move or entertain its audience. This is why characters, before production or before it is presented, is carefully studied. But how do you create a character? How are you able to create a face no one has seen before? Where do you even start?

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Inspiration: A Calling to Create

Ever get those days when you’re asked to make something and you end up scratching your head for hours and hours wondering where in the world you can get some ideas? You search far and wide, you dig up those last bits of crumbs you’ve left in your brain’s creative vault and you just try and make something out of it. Well these are those days where you hope to find inspiration, but what about those days when Inspiration finds you?

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Projects

Secret Caves: Process, Notes, and Tips

The idea popped up on the first day of the new year; January 1, 2016. I was looking around my Facebook Page and Instagram, and I realized I haven’t made a rendered digital painting for awhile now. I have a list of projects on my notebook and I thought maybe this would get the ball rolling for me for the new year. Kind of like a stretch sketch just to warm up.

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The Fort: Process and Notes

After finishing The Treehouse I decided to experiment a bit more on the topic. If that gave a more jungle feel to it I wanted to paint something a little bit more for a child, preferably somewhere along the lines of a child having his or her own fort/treehouse in the middle of the woods near home or a natural park; maybe giving a more playground feel to it too. I wanted to imagine a place where a kid would want to spend time in, maybe with his or her friends or just alone. Somewhere to read, somewhere to play, somewhere to go that’s both safe and adventurous. And like I said before, I’ve always wanted a treehouse, and this maybe close to how I wanted it to look and where.

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Not What It Seems: Process

This is the first digital painting I made specifically to showcase a more nautical theme for the Facebook page of Paper Pirate while I was still planning it out. I had been studying and practicing rendering at that time and thought I might give it a go, and I told myself I wanted to make […]

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Island House: Process

This was one project I was really excited to make for Paper Pirates. After finishing “Not What It Seems” I just had to make another one to practice rendering with, thus came the idea of making a little makeshift cabin on a deserted island in the middle of the sea.

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