Starting artist tips

I have a Patreon, a Twitter account, Newgrounds account, any others i'm missing? Is there a certain number of art pieces I should have ready to go when I launch? Also what makes the most money? I can draw, but have ZERO creativity.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I can draw, but have ZERO creativity.
    lol, kys

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ouch

      >Also what makes the most money?
      Furry porn

      If it gets me out of customer service

      Draw Minnie with her skirt flowing in the wind and everyone seeing her panties

      My guy, that's goin in the to do folder right behind Charmcaster.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Also what makes the most money
    porn bluntly

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I can draw, but have ZERO creativity.
      Well, lucky you, there's an abundance of "idea guys who can't draw" and not remotely enough "artists with no ideas". Draw fan art of other people's OCs. Get art our there with your name attached. Make the next piece of fan art that some Anon looks up on Sauce Nao. Don't feel too pressured to make "the next big thing" right away. If you can't think of characters or a story, then don't make one yet. Otherwise you'll end up like Andrew Dobson, who made (admittedly decently drawn) series that no one gave a shit about because they weren't good.

      If things go really well then some moneybags ideafag could commission you to make the comic that he's too lazy to make himself. It'll probably be shit, possibly fetish related, but those tend to be the ones that pay the best. is also completely right. If you have no qualms about getting your hands dirty, you can make a living wage off of furfags. Just bear in mind that they do have a specific style that can take a while to learn and perfect. It may be unsightly for most people, but furfag art does require a lot of technical skill to create properly.

      Good luck.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Also what makes the most money?
    Furry porn

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Selling yourself to the furry overlords is smart

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Draw Minnie with her skirt flowing in the wind and everyone seeing her panties

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Da heck dude, you're only in it for money? Show me a sample.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All I got right now is some Berserk porn of Guts having sex with Casca, buuut, the issue is I kinda have family members browsing this board and I already showed them the piece before adding the 18+ parts. I'm also saving it until I put it through one of those Light boards so I can clean up the line work before scanning it into photo shop.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        God you coomartists are the worst.

        Can you draw ANYTHING that isn't for getting your rocks off? That is the ONLY stuff you got to show? Pathetic.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In my defence, it's based of the scene where... Guts has sex with Casca.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jerimiah...is that you??

        But for real. Can you show a cropped version or something? Genuinely want to see if you coming out the gate with your hand extended is justified.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

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          So I drew this an hour ago so forgive some of the sloppiness, things I still need to do are, clean up the line work, fix Guts and Cascas hair, and i'm 50/50 on slimming Guts down in photoshop or just redrawing it because he is a bit to large. Also forgive me mods, but hopefully it's blurry enough pass. This done with only reference for the faces. I am also not this Jeremiah person.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I also need to shrink Guts Penis a tad. He's canonically a little on the small side.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

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            >he is a bit to large
            Dude, that body is Lifeldian in proportion.

            My advice to you is never stop trying to improve your skills. Too many artists try to coast on passible abilities and eventually just backslide into complete garbage. Remember that you can always do better, and should always strive to be better.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Oh believe me I'm not settling, right now i'm working on multiple drawings and am gonna spruce them up in post.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Good man. Never let the passion die.

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                This better, or do I go smaller?

                I'd go smaller. Also, I can not get over how thick his neck is. If it's a stylistic choice, okay, but if you're aiming for human proportions it still needs work

                I mean, there is a limit to how much someone can improve.

                Those are the words of a quitter. You can always learn new techniques, and if you can't invent some.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                there's a plateau you can reach where it's "good enough"
                you can only draw a hand so realistically, and even then you have to ask yourself if it's in service of your art goals. I get your enthusiasm, but it's kind of tiresome, and can scare some new artists off. I remember reading this incredibly pretentious thing years ago in some art book for the preface, where some japanese/chinese artist from ancient times was saying how merely drawing a line can take a 1000 lifetimes to "master" or some nonsense. kind of reminded me of how autistic sushi chefs can be. feels like some of these people get so caught up in the act of rendering itself and forget to inject their own sense of wonder, or have something personal to say, like they can't see the forest for the trees. most art I see these days are just cute girls staring at the camera making duck lips. amazingly skilled artists, but none of their art makes me feel a thing. or the art of craig mullins, who many consider the "godfather" of digital art. talented guy, but his work just leaves me cold. whereas charles schulz stuff is simple, even a child can draw it, yet it has so much personality. just try not to obsess over how good your art looks. consider what you want to say, and focus on what you need to improve in order to best express those ideas. realism shouldn't always be the goal. remember the picasso quote "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child".

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

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              This better, or do I go smaller?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I mean, there is a limit to how much someone can improve.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Da heck dude, you're only in it for money?
      Hey, we all have to survive, not everyone can make a marketable character and sell out right away.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ask yourself something, what you can offer what others artists don't? artstyle, content, ocs etc

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a ko-fi, even if the patreon is 5/3/1 a month, some might not feel the interest to sign up for that sort of thing, but sometimes depending on your followers some may drop a ko-fi from time to time and you could always incorporate it into something like drawing little roughs or sketches for a few of ko-fis or ko-fi suggestions for what to draw in regards to the material you already draw. Maybe a curious cat or something similar because you'll definitely get people who want to interacting with you OR simply want to request stuff if you give them that option.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I have a Patreon, a Twitter account, Newgrounds account, any others i'm missing?
    Depends on what kind of art you're making. Certain sites will be more receptive to certain types of art than others, but more sites will always mean more potential eyes.

    > Is there a certain number of art pieces I should have ready to go when I launch?
    No, just go for it.

    > Also what makes the most money?
    Furry fetish porn. Furries have a lot of disposable income and will spend a ton of it on seeing their OCs indulging in their obscure fetishes. If you can find one rich furry that likes your stuff and has a tolerable fetish, you will be set for life.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh I also have a picture of Gadget from a day before the whole... fly thing started up. I wanted to test out forshortening and if I could manipulate a cartoon with just yhe design docs. Give me a sec on that one.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    And here's Gadget.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    And lastly here's one i'm working on that's Elden Ring related. The photo's sideways as I thought portrait fit the image better.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      can you draw jenny xj-9?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        If the threads still up i'll post the finished work.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Porn. Porn makes the most money. The weirdest, most depraved fetishes you can stomach will make you the MOST most money.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I can draw, but have ZERO creativity.
    draw more.
    You don't have ideas because you're still in the phase where you draw what you see.
    You're trying to worry about making cash too soon. Just draw, make friends, learn from the community, and when more people than you can handle start asking you for shit, that's when you start charging.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Is this alright, I didn't have a reference for her hand in profile. I also took some liberty and added that small shading she has below her neck in a couple other places.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Last bump of sorts, here's the finished Jenny drawing, when I get my stuff started up i'll have a clean scanned, or digital version for you put up. Thanks again for all the advice everyone.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >KEYBLADE

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try instagram as well anon. There's a decently sized art community there

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ngmi

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You should partner with a writefag

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