How to Draw Fantastic Humans
First up – I’m working on a ‘how to’ book. I’ve meant to for years, and I’ve even dabbled here and there, but it’s time. (Okay, it’s past time, but here we are.)
My focus? Well, I think back to when I started really investing my time and effort into creating fantasy art, and the simple truth is that there weren’t a lot of resources readily available to folks who were in my shoes: broke, young (artistically as well as physically) and interested in specifically fantasy / rpg related artwork.
Even now, there’s more, but the resources I’ve found all seem like… well, like replications of each other. I’m looking to create something different. More comprehensive, and yet simplified for folks who are new to art.
In short: You play D&D, and want to draw your character (or entire party) but you’re new to art, and don’t have the cash to hire a professional to illustrate them. Then you find this book by Yours Truly.
Yup. I think that about covers it.
I’m going to open up commissions. What’s more, I’m going to open 1 Pay What You Want slot. If you know someone who might not have the funds to purchase a regular commission, feel free to send them my way. It’s only one slot, so ummm… get it while it’s hot?
Growing and Changing Your Character… Art?
I’ve been thinking about adding some tiers to my Patreon Page. When I initially set it up, I wanted to keep it supremely simple – one tier gets it all. Mostly, I wanted to make sure that I could keep up with the additional work.
So far, I’ve managed that, and I think my audience there is pretty well pleased.
That said, I think it would behoove me to add some additional tiers with different stuff. Specifically, I’m thinking about a tier for folks who want to see their character grow and change over time when it comes to the character portrait, but they don’t want to commission an entirely new piece of art each time.
So they would join at this special tier (which would be highly limited in slots so I could retain my sanity) and they would pay nominally more than the default. (I’m currently thinking something like $10/month). Then, they would get up to 3 or 4 ‘updates’ to their character art each year. So when they get new equipment, or get older, or wear new armor their character art would reflect that.
I’m really going to have to do a sample or three to demonstrate this.