WIP: Grumpy Creature Warrior – Update 2

Just completed Grumpy’s body, so now I present the latest update of my latest project (project videos also included in this post).

"Grumpy" Body Update. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

“Grumpy” Body Update. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

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WIP: Grumpy Creature Warrior – Update 1

I have begun work on sculpting the body of my Grumpy Creature Warrior. But, after looking at the head again, I decided to add a little more detail. Here is the update of the head.

Grumpy Creature Warrior Head Update. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

Grumpy Creature Warrior Head Update. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

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WIP: Grumpy Creature Warrior

Grumpy Creature Warrior Head. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

Grumpy Creature Warrior Head. (c) 2013 Michael J. Barnes.

I am still working to build up my illustration portfolio. As such, I have decided to create a fantasy warrior. I have also decided to log my progress on my blog.  So for the next few days I will be sharing my progress here, as well as inviting any feedback as I go.

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Mistakes I Overcame While Marketing My Work.

Since I have taken on the task of resurrecting my freelance career, I have been posting feverishly my latest illustrations in several locations with the hope that someone will like my work and ultimately hire me. While doing these posts, I realized that I made multiple mistakes that really may have hurt my marketing efforts. I am listing these errors so maybe it will help any new artists, as well as myself, overcome any further advertising missteps.

Take the illustration below. Although I was very please in how it turned out, in a marketing standpoint I realized that I made several mistakes.

"Dawn's Early Light." Digital Illustration. (c) 2012 Michael J. Barnes.
Signature at bottom right corner. “Dawn’s Early Light. (c) 2012 Michael J. Barnes.

Whenever I post a new image I always add the name of the work, a copyright and my name to the description of the image. Always a good idea. However, upon closer inspection I discovered any real lack of marketing my talents.

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Latest Work: “I’m Batman”

I'm Batman. Digital Caricature.

I’m Batman. Digital Caricature.

I often peruse multiple art/illustrator websites, blogs, and forums and noticed multiple submissions of  Batmans in many of these sites. I realized that I never have created my own Batman fan art. Well, here’s my submission.

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