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Harry Potter: Night Out (colour) :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 1 1 Gargoyles: The Good Old Days :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 114 7 Plot bunny! :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 3 1 Harry Potter: Sleepyheads (painting) :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 2 0 Because it might turn his nose blue :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 1 0 Disney Aotearoa: Brave :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 14 9 Harry Potter: The Woods Are Full of Them :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 3 2 Harry Potter: Seventh Years :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 9 2 Sentinel :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 6 4 Your computer needs defrogging :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 6 2 Harry Potter: Ickle Firsties :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 12 2 Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Real Story :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 2 3 Harry Potter: Expelliarmus! (colour) :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 0 1 Dragon in Flight :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 4 2 Disney Aotearoa: Tangled :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 20 16 Dragon Wings :iconstarryeyed-nz:starryeyed-nz 2 2


Sev and Lily :iconrohanelf:RohanElf 3,571 602 Bird Doodle :iconbengalfanatic:BengalFanatic 3 2 Robin Hood :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 1,657 98 Drawing Feet :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 6,544 389 Harry Potter: The Beginning :iconkissyushka:kissyushka 678 54 Inking Tutorial :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 16,480 486
Am I ready to start freelancing?
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art, and then providing that art for them... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
The time, effort, and thought that you put into art makes it valuable to you. For art to have value to anyone else, it has to make someone think or feel something, or someone has to believe that it will benefit them in some way, or satisfy a need.
If you are going to be a successful artist you just have to produce art that will be valued as much (or more) by a client as it is valued by you, and then successfully sell it. This process requires a lot of art skill, a lot of marketing skill, connect
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Tips for smooth clean line art
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
:bulletblue: First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
:bulletblue: Then on the second layer
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Fat Cat ATTACK! :iconmarydoodles:MaryDoodles 440 23 Li'l Birdie Griffins - Blue Jay Griffin :iconcaycowa:caycowa 213 12 Tui Feeding :iconflynn-the-cat:Flynn-the-cat 96 39 New Zealand Silver-eye :iconashfontaine:Ashfontaine 1 1 Freehand Perspective Drawing Tutorial :iconadammasterman:AdamMasterman 6,123 235 autumn night :iconmoussee:moussee 490 75 Ironbark Lantern :iconcoolinggiant:CoolingGiant 64 12 SGA Zombies :iconcalcitrix:Calcitrix 46 16




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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
New Zealand
This is where I'm collecting my fanart. I have, it turns out, been doing fanart for five years now (time flies) but most of my work has never been shared with anyone (let alone scanned). So now I have an account here I am undertaking the (surprisingly large) project of digitising and sharing it. I'm starting with the old stuff and working my way forward, so there will hopefully be a trend of improving art!


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yaziros Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Hello, please check my blog
Startedraining Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas! :3
I was your secret santa!
catherinejao Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the faves! I see that you have some drawing of the gargoyles. I used to watch that show when I was younger! Very cool that it inspires you :)
Rozenng Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student
Thanks for the watch ^^
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :rose:
Moony-moo Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Gee! A watch! Thank you!
nosoart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for the favs and watch !
Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all the comments and watch! Very much appreciated :)
starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! I love your work :)
Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the Facebook like too! It's so hard to get people to watch you haha!
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