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Hello, this group has only one purpose: To HELP new Artist

Here You can ask any questions You have, related to techniques, software, hints or tips about Art and deviantART extra.

This group collects Tutorials and Memes to help You to improve Your Art.

Learn with us!
Feel free to show us Your Art and
STAY SOLID!


Advanced and Professional Artists are very welcome as well. If you would like to help out with the group please apply to the Contributor position. Or to share your tutorials, blog here with helpful hints, or tips and tricks, etc. Please feel free to join as a Contributor. Or just note us and you will get invitation.


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:note: Please feel free to Submit here:
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etc

Please do not forget what our Group it's about how to Draw and how to Paint mostly.

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Hi guys, 
Here is our second 30 Day Monster Challenge Love 
Join us :wave:



Our Goals:

1. After 30 days you will have a great habit is to draw every single day. 

2. Improve your drawing skills: the more time you spend on your drawing and the more effort you will apply - the better skills you will get. 





IMPORTANT!! Please read carefuly and follow the Rules. Thanks!

Heart Rules:

1. Draw every single day. Choose that you will draw a boy or girl, or both :D (Big Grin)

2. Add to your descriptions something like that "This is my entry to @walkthrough-rookie 30 Day Monster Challenge" and add a link to this blog 30 Day Monster Challenge
This way everybody who would like to join our challenge will be able to do it :D (Big Grin)

Target Artworks without of the link to this blog in the descriptions will be declined (take a look here to see where you can copy the Link or Thumb fav.me/d81evex)

3. Submit your drawings to our WR's Challenges folder. (The folder limitation is 1 deviation per day)

4. Have fun!!

The Challenge will ends on 15th November  La la la la 


a) everybody who was with us for all these 30 days,
b) followed the Rules, and have all their artworks submitted to our Challenge foder 
c) will be featured in our blog for a month  :happybounce: 



Day 1: Favorite Monster
Day 2: Fear into Fantasy
Day 3: Satyr
Day 4: Human + x = Taur
Day 5: Vampire

Day 6: Winged Creature
Day 7: Ghost / Phantom
Day 8: Myth of your Heritage
Day 9: Object-Headed
Day 10: Of African Myth

Day 11: Of Middle-Eastern Myth
Day 12: Aquastic Monster
Day 13: Of Western European Myth
Day 14: Genderflipped Female Monster (for boys) / Genderflipped Male Monster (for girls)
Day 15: Werewolf

Day 16: Of Asian Myth
Day 17: Of Oceanic Myth
Day 18: Of Urban Legend
Day 19: Slime
Day 20: Of North American Myth

Day 21: Of Eastern European Myth
Day 22: Odd Couple
Day 23: Naga
Day 24: Of South American Myth
Day 25: Fairy Tale Based

Day 26: Young Monster
Day 27: Dragon Boy
Day 28: Sci-Fi
Day 29: Tentacles
Day 30: Zombie

Day 31: A Congrats Banner For Finishing The Challenge (optionaly)





The winners of our past Challenge: 

:clap: :clap: :clap: :iconsaokymo: :heart:

30 Day Monster Challenge - Kelpie by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Under the Bed by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Satyr by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Wolftaur by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Phlebotomist by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Silly Dragon by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Creepy Ghost by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Chupacabra by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Dice Head by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Umdhlebi by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Mushussu by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Angler Fish by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Troll by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Merboy by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Werewolf by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Kappa by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Singa by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Bunnyman by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Slime by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Sasquatch by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Firebird by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Kitty by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Naga by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Chonchon by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Ribbit by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Monster Man by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Dragon PJs by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Alien Attack by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Fishmongers Ood by Saokymo 30 Day Monster Challenge - Zombie by Saokymo 





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:iconsp00ntane0us: :heart: 

30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 1 - Drifloon by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 2 - Slenderman by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 3 - Niyol by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 4 - PARTY ANIMAL by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 5 - Staz by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 6 - Gryphon by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 8 - Lion Dance by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 10 - GROOTSLANG by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 7 - King Boo by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 11 - Sphinx by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 12 - a dolphin by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 13 - Medusa by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 14 - fem!minotaur by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 16 - Tsukumogami by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 17 - Maoi by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 20 - Rainbow crow by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 21 - Equalidog by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 22 - oops by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 23 - Nagi Naga by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 24 - Cuero by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 25 : soda genie by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 26 - baby jraegun by sp00ntane0us 30 Day Monster Challenge - Day 30 - Mr T by sp00ntane0us 





If you have any questions or troubles please leave a comment or send us a note Hi!

There are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags in galleries or check out Sotheby’s.

Today I’m going to give you a few tools to get started! 

What’s your time worth?

You know that saying, “if you don’t value your time no one else will?” It will serve you well when it comes to pricing your artwork, especially if you are a craftsperson, or if you are making non-tangible things (digital artwork, design work, or writing) to start off with an hourly wage for yourself. Be reasonable, and by reasonable I don’t mean starting at whatever your state’s minimum wage is. For example, let’s say you set your hourly rate at $15 and create an artwork that you spent 20 hours on how much do you charge? I know, I know I can hear you all now, “ damnit, Xadrea! You know artists are bad at math!!” Just pull out the calculator and get on with it. Your earnings with those hypothetical numbers would be $300 (wage x time = cost).

Regardless of what anyone tells you what we as artists do does in fact matter. We are legit, we are professionals, we are important, and we deserve to be paid.

What’s your stuff worth?

For those of us making tangible artwork, it’s incredibly important that we know what our materials cost. Now, in no way am I discounting the fact that you must spend money in order to make it. The fact of the matter is if you’re spending more than you’re making, you’ve got a problem. This is one of the ways it’s so easy for artists to sell themselves short. Let’s say you make a painting and your materials cost you $30. Modify upon the previous equation to this: wage x time + materials = cost. Your earnings would then be $330.

If your work is 2D (paintings, drawings, and the like) you may want to base your charges on the scale of the artwork. You can do this by charging by square inch (height x width) or by linear inch (height + width). With both you would need a multiplier, essentially what you want to charge per square or linear inch. Let’s say you choose a multiplier of $1 per square inch. The equation you would use for an 11x14 painting charging by the square inch would be the following:  height x width x 1 = cost ($154). If you used the same scaled painting to charge by the linear inch with a multiplier of $10 your equation would be the following:  height + width x 10 = cost ($151).  This method of charging will help you establish consistent prices for similarly sized artworks. Whether you decide to charge for labor is entirely up to you.

Selling on dA for points

Many of you folks sell your artwork on dA which is great! There are plenty of opportunities to sell through the prints shop or to sell content. I realize that many of you accept points as payment, and there are some things you should know about going that avenue. The first thing you should have a complete understanding of if you accept points as payment is their monetary value. 100 points sounds like a lot doesn’t it? 100 points is equal to $1.25. Know your conversions to $ when you set points prices. Also, be smart about what you decide to sell. Remember, if you choose to sell Premium Content through dA (as opposed to charging points yourself) you will be subject to a 20% tax (so you keep 80% of your earnings). Stop wrinkling your nose, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal anywhere else online or in real life for that matter. I’ve shown at galleries that require up to 60% of whatever the artist sells in artwork. Refer to this handy journal ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/j… to learn more about selling premium content. Refer to this handy points calculator by charfade to get quick and accurate conversions of points to $USD.

DeviantArt Point Calculator by charfade

You set the prices, so don’t sell yourself short

This last point goes back the first point: value your time. Often times we as artists feel uncomfortable putting a price tag on what we make because we somehow feel unworthy to do so. What ultimately happens at that point is some serious undercharging. Stand firm on whatever prices you choose to sell your work, and market yourself accordingly. If you charge too low you’re not only losing sales, you’re cheapening your artwork and losing potential collectors and clients as well as other artists. Do not do it.

For more handy ideas on how to start selling your artwork check out these articles!

F-ING BEE. HOW TO BE A FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR by alexiuss Venues, Exposure, How to Sell Your Art - Part 1I've got mixed feelings about "exposure." By exposure, I mean how you, fellow artists, get your work out into the world so people can enjoy it and possibly even remunerate you for it.
Ways and means are:
1. Art Galleries
2. Public Venues
3. Charity Auctions
4. Festivals and Events
5. Online Websites and Communities
I'm going to talk about the first three here and what has or hasn't worked for me.
1. Art Galleries
This is the big one. Everyone wants to have *Gallery Representation* < /Awed Voice > because isn't that how art is sold? Traditionally, yes; the channel, for centuries, has been artists-->galleries-->collectors.
So how do you get a gallery to represent you? New artists often face the same paradox as new graduates do when trying to get a job where no one will hire you if you don't have experience but you can't get experience unless you have a job. So galleries won't pay attention to you unless you've already been represented by galleries.
We all start somewhere. I stand
Venues, Exposure, How to Sell Your Art - Part 2In a previous entry, I discussed galleries, public venues, and charity auctions as potential sales channels for art. Now I'll share my experiences with festivals and online websites.
4. Festivals and Events
By "festivals", I mean art-themed events like art walks and organized open studio tours. These are, by far, the best opportunity for sales.  Here is a comparison of my best and worst experiences.
My least successful event was a one night mega-gala featuring visual art, body painting, and a popular local entertainer at a large venue. Artists were juried by the promoter and then charged a $200 nonrefundable entry fee. Tickets to the event were $60. The artists were asked to sell tickets to their friends and customer base for a commission. The event was positioned as a fundraiser for an arts foundation that I didn't recognize, but a brief internet search revealed that this foundation was run by the promoter.  
No one
Making Money From Your Art by Eman333

 

:heart:Xadrea

Hello there,
Please feel free to join our 30 day Challenge. Because of the coming soon Halloween we choose a Monster Challenge :D

Our 1st goal: after 30 days you will have a great habit is to draw every single day.

Our 2nd goal: Improve your drawing skills: the more time you spend on your drawing and the more effort you will apply - the better skills you will get. 

IMPORTANT!! Please read carefuly and follow the Rules. Thanks!

:heart: Rules:

1. Draw every single day. Choose you will draw boy or girl, or both :D

2. Add to your descriptions something like that "This is my entry to @walkthrough-rookie 30 Day Monster Challenge" and add the link to this blog 30 Day Monster Challenge
This way everybody who would like to join our challenge will able to do it :D
:target: Artworks without of the link to this blog in the descriptions will be declined (take a look here to see where you can copy the Link or Thumb fav.me/d81evex)

3. Submit your drawings to our WR's Challenges folder. (The folder limitation is 1 deviation per day)

4. Have fun!!



:star: UPD: We realize that not everybody was able to join us on 1st Ocbober, so we will holds the challenge till 10th November.

31th Ocbober 13th November
a) everybody who was with us for all these 30 days,
b) followed the Rules, and have all their artworks submitted to our Challenge foder
will be featured in our blog :w00t:


Day 1: Favorite Monster
Day 2: Fear into Fantasy
Day 3: Satyr
Day 4: Human + x = Taur
Day 5: Vampire

Day 6: Winged Creature
Day 7: Ghost / Phantom
Day 8: Myth of your Heritage
Day 9: Object-Headed
Day 10: Of African Myth

Day 11: Of Middle-Eastern Myth
Day 12: Aquastic Monster
Day 13: Of Western European Myth
Day 14: Genderflipped Female Monster (for boys) / Genderflipped Male Monster (for girls)
Day 15: Werewolf

Day 16: Of Asian Myth
Day 17: Of Oceanic Myth
Day 18: Of Urban Legend
Day 19: Slime
Day 20: Of North American Myth

Day 21: Of Eastern European Myth
Day 22: Odd Couple
Day 23: Naga
Day 24: Of South American Myth
Day 25: Fairy Tale Based

Day 26: Young Monster
Day 27: Dragon Boy
Day 28: Sci-Fi
Day 29: Tentacles
Day 30: Zombie

Day 31: A Congrats Banner For Finishing The Challenge (optionaly)



If you have any questions or troubles please leave a comment or send us a note :wave:
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School-Factions Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for allowing us to join!
w00t!

- ThoughtNeverSleeps :iconthoughtneversleeps:
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BlackMN Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
I think new folders need to be created...esp the Member's Art.  It was full and I couldn't submit.
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Docali Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you for letting us know. I will send a note to the group owner :D
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IketTheVampireRat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello everyone! I'm new here! Would anyone like a comment exchange for comments on artwork or OC's? I'm in need of advice from others on my drawing & OC's in general. ;D
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RNBCIcey Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Still need someone to take a peep at your images and comment??
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ragavik Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting my drawing of Elsa! :happybounce: Hug 
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sebeena Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Thanks for accepting me :)
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Docali Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
Welcome :D
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Yuriwyn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student General Artist
So if I'm looking for a critique on my work (but don't have any specific problem that needs solving) should I post in Help Plz or in Member's Art?
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Docali Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
I think in that case any of the folders will be good. Just add to the descriptions that you looking for a critique on the work so people will know about that and will be able to help you :D
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