Art for free Mar 20, 2009 12:28:19 GMT -5
Post by SHAKALAKA on Mar 20, 2009 12:28:19 GMT -5
Let me help out in this disscussion, since it is misdirectly pointed at to me, the bad guy trying to get someone to do a web comic for free.
We're not all in the same boat as professional artists that do the gig for a living. Many of us are trying to get to that point. On that road, you're obviously going to have to make sacrifices of your time and effort.
Bingo. When you're jus trying to get to a point where people can see your work an ask about it/you, that's where you want to be at. Unless of course you make a mistake by believing you're at that stage in your art, when you are not. That's where something like a web comic comes in. And at 1 or 2 pages a week, the deadline in pretty doable.
In terms of the webcomic- I think that it would be an interesting opportunity. I would do the work on the side, depending on deadlines and such. At the beginning stages, exposure and networking are critical.
And that's what this is. A great chance to get your shit together so to speak. There are alot of great artist out there, especially on Deviantart. And they are all at different levels. Some jus need some guidance, while others know exactly where they are going. I myself am going to do page layouts to help the newbie out, so he/she can get their feet wet. At this point, anyone feeling naive or used can step out of the room.
Now, if you're an established pro doing a job for free isn't volunteering, it's charity- or just being a nice guy.
Now, to tell you the truth, the frontrunner for the gig is a
pretty damn good colorist as well as all around artist. he has jobs lined up with Image as well as other gigs. Why does he want to do the web comic?? Because doing an all ages type gig is what he wants to get into, an he thought this would be a great place to start( whoda thought that huh, juggertha???)
My biggest concern is his timetable, which is why the job is still open.
But, we all have to start somewhere, and on occasion, that might mean doing a piece or two for free.
Yes, we ALL need to start somewhere, but it doesn't necessarily mean a webcomic. Maybe character design will be your forte. But, if comics is what you want to do, then being able to tell a story with your art, doing decent backgrounds(like our Mr. Brooks)is a must. And above all, keep practicing.
Hope this clears up any misconceptions about my trying to land someone "naive" enough to take the job.