I will be updating my YouTube channel soon and will be posting newer videos with better sound quality. Sorry for the volume being too low and will be making the videos with better quality.
I will be updating my YouTube channel soon and will be posting newer videos with better sound quality. Sorry for the volume being too low and will be making the videos with better quality.
To start off I’m gonna answer the question to the post which is no it’s not bad nor is it shaming or degrading women to draw a nude female or half nude woman. I’m writing this post because in the past when I was a little younger I’ve heard and gotten a lot of backlash for some of the art I was drawing and one good example is the drawing to the left that I did back in 2011. Now back when I had my old blog I use to create drawings like this and I felt as if it was natural, just a normal strip club setting. I wasn’t trying to say this is what all women do, no to me its a drawing of a hot woman dancing in a strip club.
Just a regular cover page. To be honest I’ve created a post like this recently but I bring it up because I have a lot of followers on my social media sites and on Instagram that post a lot of nude art particularly of women. Either doing very erotic acts or just showing a very pretty nude female which there is nothing wrong with. There are people that have sent DM’s to these artist asking “why you only draw nude women” and to be honest a lot of people like to see that its a natural beauty and there should be no shame in the nude body. Nudity is art and once again if you don’t like it simply just click away don’t view it.
So many people are out there to judge and say its an offense to women, people are more interested in nude art than anything and nude art is where the money is. Just like nude photography a lot of people would pay to see a nude model in a nice setting which you can always fine on Instagram. They may post the photo censored to promote themselves and then sometimes they or the owner of the photographer may sell or post the photos for a fee to make money. And lets be honest there would be more sells with nude photography with pretty models than with models with clothing on. It’s not saying people are perverts but its a work of art and to me its professional and makes your art collection and gallery look better.
You can’t let what people think deter you because there is always gonna be someone/people that will criticize your work, but its alright to criticize just do it in a way to help the artist get better with there work and not to make them feel as if what their drawing is wrong. I just want to encourage never stop living your dream or career just because someone tells you your art offends me especially for a drawing similar for it because its a strip club setting. When I took my art down my other blog because of my drawings like this I lost a big audience and I had a lot of people disappointed because they loved the art I was doing and even said it was different that’s the part that they love about what I draw. Always go with your heart when you draw and remember that nude art is not bad nor is it offensive its art and it a very good talent to have. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps all artist not just here on WordPress but also on social media trying to promote their artwork! Check out my art Gallery pages when you get the chance all my galleries have been updated and have a lot of drawings to view. Also, follow me on social media for updates coming to brownscomicart!
We are now in the world where everyone and every company is trying new things and trying to save money at the same time. I love doing art digitally its just that it’s very time consuming. I prefer to just draw out my artwork, ink it, and then color it with the drawing tablet in Photoshop CS6. To me its a lot faster for me because I’m just so much faster at drawing on paper than I am on a pad. Not to mention doing it completely in the Photoshop program you have to keep clicking back and fourth between brushes. Now doing digital art does have a lot of pros to doing it digital and the main benefit to it is you have unlimited freedom to mistakes.
What I mean by that is that when you make a mistake its easier to correct it because you have multiple layers in Photoshop. Which even when I’m just using it too color my art work I always use multiple layers to help keep it separated so when I go back to fix a mistake its more simple to find and fix it. You also have a lot of tools that you have direct access to when you draw digitally, like the paint brushes and if their is something you don’t like you can change it right away its never permanent. You also have the options to save your art in a lot of different formats if you choose or need to. Like jpeg, psd, etc they offer an very good selection to choose from. Also, they say its good for the environment and it saves on tries and labor as well. But its a preference my preference is drawing it out than coloring it.
But I would recommend to all artist to learn it all, because the more you know the better. There are a lot of opportunities in life for digital artist. Someone may hire yo because you know how to do it all and its cheaper to hire one person and pay them a little more than it is too hire a pencil-er, inkier, and then colorist. So learn as much as you can my friends digital art is very time consuming especially if your new to it but a lot of good stuff comes from the being a digital artist. Above is my very first drawing I did of a very beautiful female back in 2011. And up to this day I still love it I was completely new to it and my Uncle recommended trying to do digital art just to get practice which was a good thing to do. So give digital art a try we are living in the digital world now so its good to stay up to date. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! Remember to check out my updated galleries pages to find more of my artwork!
Spider-Man we all love Spider-Man. But as some of us know, they haven’t really had the best success with video games. If you have an older game system like the PS2 than that’s good, its always good to hold on to the older systems. Spider-Man 2 for the PS2 is the best Spider-Man game out there and that’s because its an original and they had a very well written plot. The combat and the moves that they gave Spider-man and the handling was just perfect, it actually felt like Spider-Man from the hit movie Spider-Man 2. It went well off the story with a few extra add-on’s and the story line was just perfect. Read More
Lebron James one of the best NBA players of all time. Can’t replace Michael Jordan but is the new Generation. But so much stuff besides his awesome skills on the court impress me. He gives back and he never forgets where he came from. He’s doing a lot in the community and is someone that is helping others and not just himself with the success he has made. One of my favorite NBA players and a good leader/motivator. He was born December 30, 1984 and his height is 6’8. The motivation I get from him is his I promise school because his school offers free tuition, free uniforms, free bicycle and helmet, free transportation within 2 miles, free breakfast, lunch, snacks, and much more. Lebron has also made investments in young entrepreneurs before and it paid off big time. Also, he teaches me as well as us all that you have to be the bigger man in all situations. Lebron has gotten a lot of backlash from the current President Trump and a few other politics but he stood his ground and didn’t fight fire with fire. He knows what he’s doing is a good thing and just let it go because no one cares about the backlash that people give they care about the good deed he’s doing for the community as well as give back to his hometown Akron, Ohio. Never forget where you come from and when you become a success you should try to find ways to help those that got you there. I did this drawing because he has motivated me a lot and it shows that even people that make it to a big success still always give back. Thanks for reading and I hope you Enjoy!
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, also referred to as NFTE, is an international non-profit organization providing entrepreneurship training and education programs to young people from low-income urban communities. I support and will always encourage young kids to take this course as in school because it will set them up go succeed with their business once they get out and pursue their business fulltime.
I took the NFTE course when I was in high school senior year and it was one if the best programs I ever took. They teach you the basics of what it takes to be a Entrepreneur and ways you can be successful at it. One of the first things I remember them teaching me about an elevator pitch. Where your trying to in less than 5 mins to describe your product and try to make a sale with it. With an elevator pitch which I will talk about in a later post but you only have time to bring out the most important facts about your product or business. But NFTE is starting to expand now and even if you go to the website www.nfte.com you will read success stories from young adults that took the NFTE course and completed it and are now multimillionaires just from creating and selling a product. There is a lot more to a business than just creating a product or offering a service, business is also about customer service and making wise decisions. If you have kids or are a young student in school right now and your county/school offers this course I encourage you to sign up for it because this is a good start for starting a business and is all free of charge. Not to mention they do a lot of activities that involve famous and real world entrepreneur’s that talk to you answer questions and give advice on what you can do to make your business more of a success. I’ll have a article on my artist and business tools page soon talking about the NFTE programs and I’ll be giving a little more background information on them and the success stories of people that joined this program. As well as events you can attend too to show your support for upcoming Entrepreneurs. Thank you for reading and remember its never to late to start your own business.
*Photos in this post are not mine and are from google images. I do not own any photos displayed in this post.
Art is everywhere and can be considered everything. Our chairs, bed, cars, table, etc. all are a creation a work of art. You know sometimes how people are shy or nervous about either drawing a certain piece of art or about posting a picture because people sometimes are worried about backlash they may get. I’ve gotten backlash before and a lot of it was from the women I’ve drawn some saying why I would draw women that is exposing a lot of skin. Which in all honesty its art that’s the way I view it and the way other artist view it. But I learned and am now a lot older and understand that their is nothing wrong with me and the art I draw its people in general. As an artist your just trying to create a nice piece of art that you like its not about if another person likes it or not what’s most important it what you like and feel when you draw the picture. If they don’t like it they can just leave or look away simple as that. But even when people make nasty comments or are just trying to be mean when you post a piece of artwork don’t let that discourage you because that’s their opinion and sometimes people don’t know the right way to tell someone something when trying to either help them or offer advice. So do what you love never be afraid to draw or post your art and creations on your blog, social media, etc. Just follow the rules and respect them of course of what the terms of agreement are with the websites. Don’t post anything that goes against the rules, their are social media sites where you can post your more graphic art if you need to. The same goes with Instagram as even with models they may post photos from a photo shoot they had but once again this is their life and what they love to do. They need to promote themselves to show what they can do and the work I see with a lot of these Instagram Models is very good and impressive. That’s one of the reasons why I draw some of the Models from Instagram because that is a good inspiration to me. Follow your dream and do what you love and you also have to draw what people want to see. That’s how you get a lot of follower which for a blog leads for more traffic and then it gives you more work to for commissions. So never be afraid do what you love and promote yourself as much as you can. Below is a drawing of Instagram Model Shelley Golden and once again she is a very pretty model if you want go follow her show the support and I hope you enjoy my drawing of her. Thank You for reading and enjoy my friends!
As most of us no we can’t sell or publish any artwork that isn’t ours without given permission. Which in most cases you will always want it to be written down on paper in the form of a contract, just to be safer than sorry. The reason is because you don’t want a legal issue coming up saying you were stealing someone else work. In the art field you have to be very careful of this because the companies of big fan art like with Marvel and DC Comics are high on people that try to sell there work without permission.
I bring this topic up again because recently I had tried to sell a drawing I created of Spider-man, Mary Jane, and Black Cat in full color with Adobe Photoshop. Now I have this drawing already on this site and other social blogs, but I had recently tried putting it on a site called www.redbubble.com.
Redbubble is a website where you can submit art and they will display your art on things like blankets, cups, phone cases, beach towels, Canvas, etc. Now with that if you upload your drawing and lets say someone buys a phone case with your artwork on it they will give you a percentage of the profit from what they make from the product. Now when I first did this I didn’t realize that Marvel was going to be looking out for fan art like this on other sites like redbubble.
I get a email saying my content was taken down because it had copyright violations. Guess who wrote the complaint. Marvel of course. So I researched it because I felt as if well I’m not really trying to make a profit from this I’m just designing new artwork and wanted to see how it would look on a phone case and other products. But according to the law unless I have written permission I can’t sell any fan art. Now its funny because you have to know the game to play it because from what I’ve researched and from what I’ve seen sometimes if you’ve done work for the company like Marvel or DC comics at Comic Cons they will sometimes let the artist sell fan art without any given permission.
I have seen in other places fan art sold like Batman, Super-Man, Flash, etc, on websites and at Comic cons. Now one thing I can say is for example lets say someone is selling a few drawings of fan art for lets say less than $100 worth of drawings, well the chances are Marvel isn’t going to spend the time, money, or resources to have a lawyer go out to either give a warning or sue for $100 worth or artwork. You know big comic book companies like Marvel, DC Comics, Top Cow, the hole comic book industry is coming down harder on this as more people are profiting off their work on a big scale. So when I think of it I understand why these comic book companies are becoming so strict because its their work and if they do let you sell something that is from their work they expect to see a profit to as it is their creation. You are just using it to make another creation. So before considering to draw fan art do your research and read all the rules on sites like redbubble, DeviantArt, etc. Always when creating something that isn’t your idea make sure you understand the copyright laws before attempting to sell. What you see above it my own in that can be found in my Art gallery Pencil&ink Gallery Page.
Remember its not illegal to draw or post Fan Art, its just illegal to try to sell as a profit that’s actually called stealing. I will be posting a artist tip talking about the warning of fan art and why its sometimes better to just go with your own design and artwork. Thanks for reading stay tuned for more updates.
There was a time before that I use to make YouTube videos as a way as to help other learn how to use programs like Photoshop CS6 as it is a very advanced program and can sometimes be a little difficult to use. Now at the time when I was first doing this I didn’t know and realize that when you make these types of videos that you need the proper equipment to make them as good as possible. When I say that I’m also referring to like the camera you may need or the microphone you use to do the video. The problem I ran into a lot was the sound and at the time the equipment that I was using the microphone more so I was using wasn’t a good quality microphone. So when I was speaking into it it wasn’t like a lot of these professional type microphones that we have today where the sound is picking up everything. To be honest with you I probably at most paid only $10 for the microphone and it was made more so with chatting on web cam online for the PC, but it wasn’t made for doing professional video recording. So when it comes to certain things business and professional wise you have to invest wisely in the tools you use for it. Below is a picture I took of some microphones that are available at Best Buy and these are good for doing live prod-cast as well as making videos for YouTube channels. If your making a video for like video game play then this too is all a big help for users. I will be posting more of these tips in my Artist Tips page and Business Tools page. Thank you for reading and below are only a few of the good quality microphones you can buy to make your professional videos, I will be posting in the Artist Tips page an updated list of stores you can get good quality equipment!
Just a quick update for all my subscribers I have been in the process of making Brownscomicart more organized and easier to access. So if you check some of my pages like the Art Galleries pages I have a nice slideshow that shows all my art and it gives you the option to select the pictures you want to open instead of having to view or scroll down to see the type of art your looking for. I am currently using the plugin called next gen which I’m to organize my art and make professional art galleries with it. So check it out I mentioned NextGen gallery in a post before and the benefits for using the plugin and I will soon be posting it in my artist tips page. Thank you for Reading and also follow me on all my updated social media tags to the right. I have more coming on the way.