Art for exposure, do or dont?

Spend your time on the internet searching for a job, and sooner rather than later you will come across an offer saying something along the lines of ‘Great exposure in exchange for your art, join us now!’ Or in other words, give us your time and effort for free, while drawing exactly what we want you to draw, and we make sure people see it.
This isn’t necessarily always a bad thing, but this completely depends on the context of it all. So what should you pay attention to? And when should or shouldn’t you do art for exposure? Here’s a little guide for you.

Weird animal features – Part 3

Animals come in all shapes and forms. Each of them had millions of years to evolve into what they are now, and this shows them at their true potential for this era. Those that survive throughout time will evolve into sub-species or maybe even into something completely new. But what’s out there already is so diverse and so remarkable, that it’s more than worth it to check it out!

What is concept art

When I just started drawing I had a lot of difficulties understanding the difference between ‘normal’ art and concept art. To me, concept art more often than not looked finished and polished or fully rendered. While at the same time some specific art styles looked unfinished to me, or as something I’d expect to be a concept.
I know that with me there are far more people that don’t understand what concept art really is. And the truth is: You can’t tell by just looking at it. There is just one key ingredient to be able to tell if it’s concept art or not: Was it meant to serve as a concept or not.

LtL year overview, a happy 2022 and a thank you!

It’s been a strange year, just like the one before. Strange in a way that it became ‘normal’ involuntarily. But like all bad things, there were also good things. One of them for me was plenty of time to work on Life to Legend and my artistic skills. Just like that, I’m a year into the project, and what a year it was! In the first 3 months of this year and the last 2 weeks, the Netherlands was in (full) lockdown. A serious pain in more than one way for many people, me included. But the good thing about it was that I could spend time working on projects and collaborating with people I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.

Drawing NSFW art, pro’s and con’s

Thought about and discussed a lot, discussed about in a constructive way: Maybe not so much, and even less so by an artist that actually draws NSFW. It’s a sensitive subject, not only because of the subject, but for many other reasons as well. Many artists draw NSFW, most likely more than you think. But what can you expect? What do you have to keep in mind when you’re considering to get into NSFW art? And is this really what you want?