Hello folks, it has been a while since I’ve been up here I’ve been working on upgrading my computer software and doing a lot of research on finding plugins that will help me set up my membership site. There’s a lot of work to be done and currently I’m working to get it where all members/subscribers can upload post as well as their own artwork on my blog. This process is time consuming but it will pay off to all my subscribers trying to post their art for free and trying to be discovered. To the left is a painting I did years ago and I’m still working to get back to mixing up the artwork that I do. I just recently brought some colored brushes and will be posting a view clips on Instagram of the work I’m doing with them. Because some of my new work coming up is going to be colored with the art brushes.
One of the key points I’m going to make in the short videos is that art brushes and brushes in general have a different effect on the art work that you are doing. Some people use are brushes to create their black&and White portrait and some use is to create their colored portrait. Painting you have a lot more to work with but can sometimes prove difficult or a challenge to me as when the paint dries it changes color usually getting lighter. So when your painting you need to mix a exact color to try to get the result you want and one of the advantages is that you can also go back and change something because you can repaint over it. Soon I will write an artist tip painting how it started and different styles and ways you can paint. Thank you for reading and remember to follow me my social tags located to the right of this page. Thank You!
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!
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. Continue reading “Spider-Man 2 Video Game for the PS2 My Review”
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.