Q:You should put your portfolio in! Have a moment of courage! It's better to have tried and failed then never have failed at all, even if you can't going to the comiccon can give you inspirations and a general idea of how stalls go I wish you all the luck ☺️
Put my portfolio in? There’s no review thing for portfolio’s, this isn’t a very big convention. As far as I can tell there’s no official booths from any of the comic companies, just some visiting artists as guests.
I should probably make business cards one of these days, for these sort of situations.
So I guess I might be going to a local “Tampa Bay Comic Con” thing tomorrow. Never been to one of these, so not super sure what to expect.
I was contemplating bringing a portfolio of my work, but it doesn’t look like there is any sort of portfolio review-thing, so I guess I won’t.
Don’t know what I’m getting myself into here.
I’m officially moved in to my new apartment now. This is my first time moving out, and it’s equal parts exciting, frightening, and overwhelming.
Hoping it doesn’t take me terribly long to adjust.
(There’s a cool painting of a skeleton in the bathroom though)
Q:Not a question, just wanted to say you've easily hit my top 10 favorite artists. Keep on truckin', man.
That’s awesome, thank you! It’s nice to think that there are people out there that like my stuff enough to include me in the top 10 of anything.
Q:Hey Cameron! Hope you're doing well! I have a few questions to ask of you; I noticed you do a lot of studies from photographs and mastercopies so I'm assuming you learn a good amount from that as well, but then I ask myself.. Where did you get your passion to learn art? Where did you learn how to draw so well? I know you don't think it but your art has improved exponentially over the few years. I really admire your drive and your work. It's really inspiring to me. Really hoping to hear from you!
Not sure how to put it, but the reason I do studies and try to improve my art is because there are stories I want to tell and images I want to draw that I’m just not able to yet. As for where I learned to draw, I haven’t taken any classes if that’s what you’re asking. I just draw what comes to mind, do studies, and look to better artists for inspiration.
I’m really glad you enjoy what I do, and it’s nice hearing that my work is improving. I get so caught up in being critical of my work that I can’t even tell if I’m making progress at times!
I found my space pirates drawing posted on some Russian website, with a slew of comments. With the magic of internet translation, I found out they were having a serious discussion about the science of my image. And they were really thinking it out too, way more than I did.
Like the jetpacks could be used to compensate for her firing the gun, whether guns could fire in space, why the guy didn’t have a gun (They concluded he was a tech that they brought along, and that the gun the girl had was for emergencies, which is right!) They also called out some stuff I didn’t really think about and got wrong.
I thought that was really cool.
So the managers are playing Mario Kart 8 on the big screen in one of the theaters. That’s something.
I don’t think I have 10 solid pieces that aren’t fan-art/studies. Probably have like 6 hahaha, so that’s definitely something to work on.
Yeah you have a point, can’t somehow get negative-jobs. And if everyone just says no I know I have more work to do.
I’ll give it a shot, time to start working on a couple more pieces so I can at least have 10 to put in a portfolio.
Only comic convention coming soon where I live is Tampa Comic Con, and I have no idea if they have a panel like that there. Might as well go and check.
Haha I suppose.
Wonder if I’ll know when I’m at the level to submit a portfolio to companies.
It just feels like I have so much to work on and so far to go. I’ll just keep drawing and hope I’ll recognize when I have something that can make a presentable portfolio.
So I played through Shovel Knight over the past couple days.
What a fun game, I definitely enjoyed it. Will probably play through again when I have time.