Comic 892 - Crowed Chant

6th Mar 2017, 6:03 AM in Spirit of Adventure
Crowed Chant
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Lackinganame 6th Mar 2017, 6:03 AM edit delete
Ok so this finish up this weeks update. But before everyone takes off, I could use some help.

I'm getting older and need to start making money to live and such. For a long time I've been able to get by with working other jobs well I go to school. However things are changing quickly.

I am interested in trying to monetize my drawing ability and start creating a portfolio. But to do this I need work. So if anyone knows a way into the door of illustrations please let me know. I am expecting to adopt new styles, and I am willing to do exclusive works for websites. I think my four years of Gratz has shown I am willing to work hard and meet deadlines.

If you happen to know any web sites or projects that need a amateur illustrator please direct me to them.

Thank you and have a great week!



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Maryalee 6th Mar 2017, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
I know of nothing specific; however, you could try your hands at offering commissions of people's original characters, or even their WoW characters. I know artists doing this all the time. Get thee to Twitter/Tumbler and promote thyself. I will be more than happy to give you a signal boost. If you become popular you may try setting up a Patreon, which I also know a number of artists do.

The major drawback is that you would have to set up a firm set of guidelines of what you would, and would NOT draw. And then be prepared for the arsehats that would try to push you to do the NOT list anyway. But there is also the time commitment. If you're finding it hard to do the comic, handle a job, and school as well, commissions might be a stretch.

If you're still concerned about "Blizzard copyright," understand that I see artists doing this every day. Drawings of people's WoW characters, original RP characters set in WoW universe, Twitter avatars and banners.

See the following examples:

...Next update (03-13-17)?
Lackinganame 9th Mar 2017, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the info, seems I once again still have a lot to think about.

The monthly amount seems to be about 200-300ish. I don't know what that will brake down into dollars per hour because I don't know how long they draw.

But one thing is clear, I'm going need to get a lot better before I can reasonably charge.
d 6th Mar 2017, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
The chant seems to resemble "Run Run Run," which they would all be wise to do!
Maryalee 7th Mar 2017, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
I'm actually expecting a dirt god encore here, just to provide even more of a distraction.

Imma picking up what might be a teeny detail. I'm getting a vibe here that the nut jobbers are an all male club. Now...trying not to draw deliberate inference to real world nutjobs, but are you drawing any direct or indirect inspirations?
Lackinganame 9th Mar 2017, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
That was just a happen stance. It's easier to draw the same thing over and over again rather then to try and come up with individual people.

That's why they are all covered from head to toe. I don't need to pick out face, skin, hair or anything. It should also be noted that they are about the same height.
Ty 12th Mar 2017, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
I have the thought that every time Arua flares her powers ((a.k.a. the shhkzz! and shhsshshh!)), it drains a little bit more over time? Or maybe that's just the general sound effect. Either way, she's going to be exhausted after this.

I'm not sure about the monetization thing, honestly, as I don't have any experience or big advice. I -do- know, however, that the majority of webcomic artists I visit have added a Patreon that offers exclusive little things for their backers, with payment depending on a content or monthly basis. It's usually comic pages in advance before they're placed on the website, wallpapers, cool little tier bonuses, the chance to have a cameo or an OC placed in the comic, tutorials, livestreams, suggestions, etc. The list could go on! I honestly don't know much other than these details, but it's definitely a popular choice for artists to support themselves purely by their work.

I've also noticed little "Tip Jar" icons on the side of their websites.
Maryalee 13th Mar 2017, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Something I have seen on another comic site, not going to shill it here, is a "Sketch Suggestion" reward. Readers who pledge at X level can make suggestions for quick-sketch one-offs. The ideas don't go in the regular comic story, they're just fun extras. And that would not need to be a big time investment, as "sketch" conveys the idea of minimalism.

I have no extra money at all now, so I don't know why I'm spouting ideas.
Ty 13th Mar 2017, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Me either. I always wish that I can donate to my favourite webcomic authors, but I never have the extra funds. D=

Every little bit heps, I guess?
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