Hopefully I can get everything finished in time;; This is 1 out of 4 wips and I still lack sketch pages in my portfolio. Commissions are getting along slower than I’d like but my hands don’t want to cooperate at all.
Here’s an old WIP photo I found in my files, which my dad took while I was putting together the girl’s umbrella and hands.
I don’t think I ever showed these finished. I did color them but it looked awful. But here they are. There’s supposed to be a third piece, but I never finished that one.
HEY YOU GUYS!!! HELVETICA IS BACK WOWOWOWOW! NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN!
It has been a while. A long while. But I’m ready to jump back into the game, and I’m starting the comeback off with some fabulous guest strips by some very good friends of mine! Check back every Monday and Friday for a new guest strip until the debut of Chapter 2 of HELVETICA!
Today’s strip is from Ellen Kramer, you can follow her here on tumblr!
IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK.
I read this last night and so far I think it’s really cute, so go check it out if you haven’t already!
Sketching stuff for one of the assignments, which is to draw weird poses and things you see people do in daily life. I still have many sketches to finish but these are a few of them that are starting to look like something.
The assignments aren’t very strict, they just gave the medium and a loose description, so I think I’m going to try out a few different things and see what looks best.
One of the most awkward things I’ve possibly ever seen a person do is a teacher bending over people’s desks like that.
I typically charge around $10 for greyscale cards and $15 for color, give or take a bit depending on the level of detail. That includes a protector. If you find a good round number for local/international shipping, try including it in the price.
Thank you very much for the help/advice! : )
ooh I would love it if you opened customs O7O
Thank you so much for the interest! I only just added this info to the post; but I will open up for customs if waiting to make the other cards available is taking too long, and I find the time to do them. : )
Yay, Romy-chan! Good luck! $10-$15 for a hard copy of an illustration is more than fine, and def use Storenvy (they’re awesome).
Yes I also think Storenvy is very good : ) I’ve bought from Storenvy shops before and I saw the TD shop is on Storenvy too, so it seemed like a good option! And thank you very much! Let’s hope for the best!
After working, hoping and waiting, I can now say for sure I won’t be needing to go to Stockholm for an interview. I haven’t heard anything from the university, and I’ve read they handle things like that. So that’s that.
I possibly had to take the monstercards with me to the interview with the rest of my portfolio, therefore I had to hold on to them a little longer, and wasn’t able to sell them yet.
I thought I would be able to sell them now, (like I answered here) but everything drastically changed. I’ve literally gone through an emotional roller coaster this past week.
The plan was I would spend this year on creating a new better portfolio, and to focus on commissions. But my parents came with the idea maybe moving to Holland to study there would be better. I had never even thought of moving back there. Lots of things had to be talked about and it was all kinda awful, but things are ok now (I think).
The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is still open for applications, so I sent my info and a few days later I got the acceptance and 3 assignments to prepare for the interview. The interview is on May 28, so I will be there in Amsterdam that day!
More about the cards. I will be selling them on Storenvy.com, that’s for sure. The card you will receive will be an original, one of a kind. I’m still debating whether I should open up for custom orders too or not. If it’s gonna take much longer to make the monstercards available, and I find time, then I will.
I have to take the original artworks with me for this interview though, which means I STILL can’t sell the cards, dammit.
I still need to figure out the shipping costs, and I’m not really sure what I should ask for these cards yet either. I will do my best to make them affordable for everyone, but as I said above, they are one of a kind, and I put a lot of afford in them. I think they will cost between $10 and $15, but I don’t know if that’s too expensive. Does it sound okay?
Sorry I haven’t drawn your requests yet. I was going to draw one each day and practice a lot, but so much has happened that I haven’t really felt like doodling or even had time for it at all. These aren’t commissions and they’re supposed to be fun to draw, so I’ll draw them when I feel like it. But I will draw them.
As for commissions, I am working on them as much as I can!
Thank you for all the support as always! <: )
I have no idea what I’m doing, but this is a prototype I’m working on. This tiny deer is only 1,9 inches tall, and I would like to make a bigger one in the right colors etc.
Sewing is something I never do, so it was probably stupid of me to start off with making my own pattern at the first try. But all the pieces fit together so far, so I think it’s going pretty well?
Yes I am! Actually I might put them up for sale really soon : ) Thank you for the interest :D I will try to make them as affordable as possible!