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Is Drawing Women Nude/Half-clothed bad?

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Girl’s Strip Club

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!

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The World of Digital Art

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Human Being(Digital Drawing)

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! 

Lebron James (#ipromiseschool)

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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!

Lebron James(Professional NBA Player)

 

 

Never be afraid to Draw how you feel.

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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!

Model Shelley Golden

Beware the dangers of Fan Art!

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Eagle-Man & Artic Cover

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.

Pages updated using Next Gen Gallery

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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. 

Gabby Douglas

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First ever Commission Drawing

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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 browncomicart@gmail.com. Thank You!

Apollo Portrait Commission

 

Always keep your Art in a Safe place.

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Wild Woman(Portrait)

This is a drawing I did back in 2011 right after I graduated from high school in the year of 2011. I didn’t use no reference I just drew how I was feeling and used a lot of my imagination as this is my own made up character. Her name is Wild Woman and I will also be posting a regular cartoon drawing of her. But as I’ve mentioned before in earlier post we always improve our drawings over the years and sometimes were able to come up with new ideas for our projects. Never throw away your old art work, keep and and always make a photocopy and try to store it in plastic dividers to keep the drawing in tact. Remember the lead starts to go away after a period of time so its very important to take care of your art and to have copies of your art for back up. 

Also, your art can be a reminder and can be a good influence for new upcoming young artist or for anyone trying to become an artist today. Sometimes when we first start were like “man I’m never gonna as good as that artist”. But as you see it takes time and a lot of practice. As an artist I’m determined to help others in improving there art skills and offering tips on what to do to become the best artist you can be. One thing I can say and this is very true, always come up with your own style of Art, never try to copy another artist style. There are many reasons why me and other artist say that but to sum it all up you want someone to see how good of an artist you are and that’s what your trying to portray to the world. 

As always I will keep you all updated on whats new and coming to BrownsComicArt and if you haven’t already check out some of my other pages as I have updated a lot of them including my art galleries. I’m using a very good plug-in which I will be talking about in a later post. I’d like to thank you all for reading and follow me on all my social media sites to the right for more updates as well as content that I post only on my other social media sites. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates.

 

The Start of My Business Career

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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!

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Black Panther! Why such a big success?

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Black Panther

Black Panther is a black Marvel super hero that has just gotten noticed with his original movie Black Panther. Black Panther first appeared in the movie Captain America Civil War but didn’t get much screen time but was a main character in the movie. I’m not going to go through the hole movie. But it was a great movie!

Not just because this was the first Black Superhero movie of all time but because it was different than a lot of the superhero movies we see today. Like me as an African American I know some of my background and my history and its the same when it comes to Black Panther they explained the background and it gave some life lessons in the movie. Not to mention it was action packed all the way through and had some of the best actors in it. For the box office as of May 22nd sales were at 1.344 billion USD. It made a lot more money than they thought it was going to make but this is something people have been wanting to see. Marvel is definitely heading in the right position right now.

I will be posting which company between Marvel and D.C. are doing better soon. Well, there you have it folks thanks for reading and if you have any thoughts are comments please feel free to right below! Thank you and Stay tuned for upcoming updates!