V.P., on Oct 11 2007, 10:33 AM, said:
@ Nemesis, thanks for the "review". Im not used to that, so its very cool for me to have someone else putting words on it. : ) Have you had some art classes or something like that? you seem very aware of art.
@John, I have been asked to paint pictures several times now, but I keep rejecting it. For me its a hobby, something I do with passion for my self, and I somehow loose that when trying to concentrate on making paintings for others. It just feels alot more fabricated , if that makes any sense.
anyway, im glad you guys like the pics. Krise should come over for a beer one day and see the rest of my work. : )
Your welcome. Yes I have been into art ever since the age of about 7yrs old when I could first draw Asterix out of a comic...like for like. (You`d have thought I'd be good at art by now though...lol. Im never happy with anything ive done lately
). As a teenager my schooling was art & technical design driven, then I went to Art college for 3 years achieved my A level in Contempary Art & Grpahic Design as well as a 2 year course in Photography before moving on into a 1 year Degree studies in Combined Arts
So criticism & art exploration is something Ive grown up with. Im use to putting pics up & having them ripped to shreads by other students as well as lecturers BUT its all constructive criticism.
Im like yourself I now only do art as a hobby. The market is too competitive & when I finished college only to find the mediums we were using all changed to CAD & the MAC in the realworld. I rarely do any feehand work now but I must return to it as the imagination works faster than programming art in 3D packages.
At the age of 12, I was commissioned to do a 40 foot mural for a disabled kids playground. They paid for the materials & I got paid ?300 for 2 weeks work in the summer holidays. I've done some signwriting also in my town when I was 18 for clubs etc. At the age of 22 I had sold my first 3 personally designed pieces (A2) for the princely sum of ?250...not a lot.
So selling pieces is not necessarily about creating for money its about what you are prepared to part with & at what price
This is why I am now creating a book of my artwork as a photobook..so I can sell the books & keep the artwork....its also a nice & handy portfolio
I like your work...keep creating & post up with new ones
Edited by Nemesis, 11 October 2007 - 06:37 AM.