This is the Anniversary of my website Brownscomicart and I just finished renewing my subscription with WordPress still keeping my Business Account. Which for those that don’t know it is about $299 a year to have a business subscription with WordPress but the good thing with it is you have 24/7 access to support as well as an very unlimited access to premium themes and access to plugins and can upload your own plugin that you may have created or purchased by another developer. So every year as an artist and a Business Man I’m always trying to find ways to do more with my business and to make more in profit instead of just ditching out money to run the business. Currently I’ve probably only made less than $100 in profit just from running the business and that not a bad start, I know and I learn from a lot of bloggers on here that you are always gonna lose money when you start something new and will be spending a lot of money just to get it up and running. So having a good business plan and knowing what your goals will be for the next year is a good way to start. Here are my goals for the 2019 Fiscal Year….
Commissions! I will be doing Commissions starting the New Year and I’ve already set up my Commission Page just setting up the Contract Details.
Keeping all my Social Media Outlets up-to-date. I will use more Social Media outlets to help with my free advertising.
Spending less on operating expenses, tools, and supplies.
Making revenue on Google ad-sense ads by keeping my blog updated to increase traffic. Trying to make profit with ads on my blog to pay for the expenses of the blog.
Getting Clients and letting subscribers post their art on my blog with their own art gallery.
Offering Clients the option to be a premium member where they may be able to create their own profile page and describe who they are and post in the artist tips page giving themselves credit for the post as advertisement for them and there business/Art.
Attending more Comic Cons and Business events to interact with the community and other fellow artist to get ideas and share my art and business ideas.
Updating my YouTube Channel and creating brief effective tutorials that will help artist and Entrepreneurs on a daily basis.
Thank You for taking the time to read and for being a subscriber to BrownsComicArt! If you feel as if their’s something that I should work on or an idea you have that can help me in the near future than feel free to let me know! All comments and feedback are appreciated! Thank You!
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!
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.
Its nice to go down memory lane sometimes as I remember a few of the first drawings and commissions I have done for people over the years. One of the very first jobs/commissions was with a barber and friend that cuts my hair every two weeks and is always professional and always on time and does a good job at cutting hair. As well as very friendly. But one day we were talking and I was telling him how I;m starting a art career/business and basically I’m gonna be doing these commissions for people of course at a low cost as there is much competition out there. But I actually got paid pretty good for the commission and will never forget my first business job which was with my barber Apollo. Below is the drawing I did of him and I always keep a copy of it in my files and look back to it as a motivator for why I love what I do. As I mentioned before I am in the process of accepting commissions and I will soon have a page describing the work I do and the prices of all the work I do. Commissions Page will be coming in the next few weeks. Thanks for reading and if you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You!
Art has always been my passion and it has always been my hobby. And over the years I’ve gotten better and better with the help of being in art class and doing some research and watching videos on YouTube. I was very young when my mom taught us the basics of how to draw and drawing Runs in my family.
But my career started when with the help of my Uncle who is a successful Entrepreneur and business man help my create my first wordpress blog. I was so thankful because I had no idea on how to create a website and the only way I was learning was from a business class I took in school called NFTE which had us using computer skills like Microsoft PowerPoint. Which was teaching me how to make and design a webpage/Website from sctrach.
Then I learned the basics of using Adobe Photoshop. I started with with Photoshop Elements then I upgraded to the bigger software Photoshop CS6 which the software is beautiful. But I learned to use it in terms of editing photos, doing digital art work, and coloring my own comics that I inked and drew first. So below I have a small gallery showing the work I’ve done. I am working to color all my art and to keep displaying them and I’m about to keep posting some of them hear and on some of my other social media sites. I will also be updating my about me page and will be deleting my contact page and merging it with my about me page. Thank you for reading and for being a subscriber!
When I use to think of a business logo I didn’t think they had that much meaning to them. But they actually can be very helpful and can be a good way to get your business noticed. But when you do have a logo you want that logo to go with the type of business you have. Like if you have a restaurant business you wanna try to go for a food type logo or one that would represent it. Below I have an example of my logo and a logo I did that I will be putting up for sell soon. But it’s for a restaurant and you can see when you look at that logo it looks like it’s for a restaurant busienss. The logo can be any design you want but I try to recommend something that goes along with the busienss your running. They’re are a lot of websites like visaprint, zazzle, lulu, etc. That offer logos and many others that will help you design your own logo with there web tools. This ofcourse is always optional I designed my logo from scratch using Adobe photoshop and I plan to design more to help give other ideas on logos you can do. I hope this post helps and if you have any ideas, thoughts, or comments feel free to let me know!
Greetings to all my followers and artist. I hope all has been well and that everybody is doing good. I know its been a long time since I’ve posted and been active and I’m sorry and have had a lot of stuff going on the last few months which didn’t allow me to any work done. But I’m back now and am happy to be back as you see below, my divorce is final and am drawing now on my motivation from what happened in my life. The drawing below shows a couple that both have had a bad relationship in the past and now they came together to be be one in a relationship. There is always so much meaning to our art when we draw and the point I was trying to get across here was to let the past go and stay on drive to the future. Love will come your way and that what has inspired me to make this drawing. I’m still finishing up and will be inking and coloring it soon in Photoshop CS5.
Hey everyone, sorry its been a while since I posted I’ve been very busy and just finished upgrading this site to add a lot of new plugins to make user experience better. Beginning next year I will have a free and pro membership plan set up where anyone can join brownscomicart and add their own art gallery and their very own page through paid subscription. More details will be available in later post as I’m still working and developing these features. I will also begin to start my kandkart YouTube channel again to make tutorials on art related features. I will be having more art posted in the next few weeks and I’ll be posting some to my twitter and Instagram as well. Below is a drawing of sexy Instagram model @Lalovetheboss. This Portrait 6 hours to draw but it was worth it. I love her as a model because she keeps everything all natural especially with her hair. Which it reminds me of hot actress Pam Grier. Let me know what you think.