In my continued efforts to pay more attention to my DA page, I'm going to start doing a little monthly feature showcasing some of the art I've favourited in the last month.
by any means, but just a selected few pieces to show you what I'm currently enjoying and give the artists a little extra exposure. I have a pretty high bar on what I'll fav to be honest, so you may have seen some of the pieces before, or even added them to your own collections.
Now I suspect some people, being the cynical internet generation we are, will question whether some of the artists whose work I feature really need any more exposure as many of them have a higher than average amount of watchers already. My answer would be that whilst that is true, this isn't about promotion for them really (although it is a bonus
). It's more about giving you folks a little more insight into what I enjoy and sharing my passion for the type of art I love to salivate over with you. This is a visual feast of the highest fidelity, meant to inspire and promote thought and discussion! Besides I'm not a huge believer in the popularity by numbers game. I'm not claiming I don't care about watchers and page views, as let's be honest, we all do to a point. Nobody wants to be unpopular or invisible, but being a decent fellow human being is of way more a benefit to your life, trust me. As far as I'm concerned artists is artists, big guys, little guys, it's all the same and there's no need for pretentious superior attitudes. And yes, some of these artists featured may know me here on DA- but then many I've never spoken to! This isn't favouritism (featuring the work of those I know), it's simply that I probably got to know them as a result of enjoying their art. It's pretty much how all of my DA friendships have come about in fact. Ya know, being an art appreciation site and all
. Therefore I'm just lucky to have DA friends who are highly talented and keep me motivated to try and develop to keep pace with them!
So without further delay, let's kick off with March's Gaggle of Favs
! Enjoy!(imagine a fanfare of trumpets here, if you will)
Miami87 by griffinator
Foxy Ahri by jurikoi
Water by eloelo
So there you have it, an awesome selection with everything from comic pros to lesser knowns, all sharing one thing in common. Unbelievable art skills! If you pay close attention, you'll probably notice how each and every one of these has some influence on me and my own ever evolving art style. I hope you get just as much inspiration from these artists as I have and maybe I've even introduced you to someone you hadn't heard of. That'd be great! Because I'm charging a 10 quid finder's fee for each new watcher these folks get as a result of this journal. (kidding. Or am I?!)
I'll try to get some kind of editorial piece up before the end of the month and keep this thang ticking over! In the meantime I keep meaning to get some commission info up, but to be honest I just haven't found the time and/or effort (take your pick) to put together a nicely assembled little price and example list in Photoshop. Suffice to say, I am available for commissions here and there. So feel free to send me a note if you'd like me to draw you something. I may say no, I may say yes, it really depends on my schedule and what you want! Just add the subject line 'commission' and the one thing I guarantee is that I will get back to you within 24 hours. I promise, at some point I will put together a jazzy little sheet to save people making the effort of sending me a note and having to ask questions, but for now just assume I'm more expensive than you're thinking (says the master of advertising and promotion!)
. There'll be no $10 or point commissions here. I like to eat and keep the lights on...
Until next time space cases, keep it jazzy! ps. I'd just like to say a big thank you to fantasy-alive for the fabulous journal skin! A few tweaks and it's perfect for my needs. Check them out for more free skins and other cool bits n bobs!
edit: Apologies, I had to pull and re-upload this journal due to some quirky layout issues!