Asked by untamableshipper
Only way to learn figures is to look at them and draw them. I’ve taken figure drawing and anatomy for artist classes in addition to drawing a lot. Take them if you can! And I fuck up legs more than anything because I don’t draw them enough. Easy springboard though is searching for Andrew Loomis books.
Same with hands, though there are some fairly easy to describe formulas for hands so I drew up a couple rq
First of all, for probably 90% of the hand poses you’re gonna draw, think fingers like the petals on a pinwheel. They all curve the same degree, in relation to the previous.
Thanks so much for following us vitalemontea! ^^ We’re not tax experts so of course we must start with a disclaimer that you should talk to a tax expert and/or contact CRA directly.
One thing I will note is that a lot of marketplace websites aren’t based in Canada, so their terminology and tax standards/process as you know may not align with ours. I would think earnings from sites like Redbubble would be taxable income. On the CRA website, I found this:
Starting with the 2013 tax year, if you earn income from one or more webpages or websites, you must follow the reporting requirements that apply to you. See Reporting Internet business activities.
Webpages and websites to report
Indicate your income generating webpages or websites. If you have more than five webpages or websites, specify the five top income generators. Examples of webpages or websites that you should include are:
webpages and websites that allow the completing and submitting of an order form, the checking out a shopping cart or similar transactions;
online market place websites where your goods and/or services are sold; and
webpages and websites hosted outside of Canada that generate income.
And here are some numbers for contacting the CRA directly to clarify.
A few more links that might be helpful:
- Etsy Canadian Tax Team - Do I even need to worry about Income Tax? It’s just a hobby! https://www.etsy.com/ca/teams/8680/canadian-tax-team/discuss/6837292/
- TurboTax Tax Tips & Advice: You May Have Business Income and Not Even Know It! http://blog.turbotax.ca/you-may-have-business-income-and-not-even-know-it/
Hope this helps point you in the right direction!
Back in 2008, Japanese pop star TM Revolution had an interview with theOtaku.com (an online anime & art community I remain loyal to even today). At some point, he was asked about what possible advice he could give to artists of all types.
This was his response (emphasis is mine):
A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.
All of these things.
Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.
Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.
Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.
All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!) If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).
Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.
also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.
YESS THIS, ALL OF THIS