|I'm so surprised that the blood turned out pretty well on the computer. (It looked like crap when I drew it though).|
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself by yuumei
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
I wish I had blue eyes. They're so beautiful...
Deutsch: Ah, hallo! Ich heisse Naomi Hansen. Ich wohne in Oregon, aber ich komme aus Hawaii. Ich spreche Englisch und ein bißchen Detsch, aber ich möchte Russisch und Japanisch lernen. Ich liebe Kunst und Musik. Mein Lieblingsinstrument ist die Geige weil es so spaß spielen ist.
(Entschuldigung. Mein Deutsch ist sehr schlecht.)
English: Ah, hey! I'm Naomi Hansen. I live in Oregon, but I come from Hawaii. I speak English and a little bit of German, but I would like to learn Russian and Japanese. I love art and music. My favorite instrument is the Violin because it's so fun to play.
Current Residence: Oregon, USA
Favourite genre of music: Almost anything except bluegrass (I shiver just thinking about it!)
Favourite style of art: Anime/manga, photography, a little bit of literature
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: "Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." - Patton