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Matthew Adams
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Torture Chamber (get your work critiqued here)  - 
 
Two pics to pick apart. These are from a while go, trying to come up with some creepy fairytale-ish monsters. These ones bugged me no end. Called fingermen, or fingerlings, I was never sure if it was the pictures or just the monsters which didn't work.
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Hey! I love these. I think a clearer delineation between the surface and dirt underneath would fix the perspective issue with the first one. The lack of a division is what makes it weird for me.
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Adventurers (Questionaire)  - 
 
Name: Matthew 
Country/State/City of residence: Australia, Qld, Ipswich
Do you consider yourself a professional artist/designer (profesional meaning you make all or most of your income from art or design)? No, but I did a few years back when I worked as an editorial artist for the Courier Mail
If not, are you working towards becoming profesional and what steps are you taking? Yes, g+ has been incredibly welcoming and encouraging to me, it is definately helpful. It is the major step at the moment.
If you do, what steps did you take? I worked for the newspaper by first sending in my portfolio, asking for work experience, and then sticking around till they started paying me.
Do you focus on one area or specialise i.e. fantasy, rpg, or do you branch out? Fantasy, but a fairly broad definition of it.
What is the reasoning behind your rates? Arbitrary at the moment
Any advice or any questions? Not yet
Portfolio: http://thehauntedgasworks.tumblr.com/
Tumblr of Matthew Adams. This is where I post my illustrations
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ah shit, I think I broke it
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don't need. Starting to sort it out.
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Slowly plodding away, like a...well, a snail. If snails can be said to plod.

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Snailrod adrenaline junkies.
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Lobster chick (lobssters are the bomb throwing maniacs)

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Some drawings for Rumble City I just found after tidying up my studio

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So this is somewhat of a haphazard experiment where those that have experience can share some of that experience with those that don't, or something like that. Trying to figure this out as I go (mad).

Things i will be thinking about and asking about:

Do people think the questionnaire is useful?

Should we do something as a community like put out a little book on lulu(?) showcasing an example of work from each of us (or those that want to), maybe selling it to raise money for a particular charity?

Is all this a bit silly?

Does anyone else want to be a moderator or whatever they're called?
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I wonder if writers and publishers are countering our art togetherness quest in fear of a livable wage.
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Ok, I am starting figure this out. If you join please consider answering the questionaire, it will also act as a bit of an artists profile, and I am truly sorry for the losing what people have already done.
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Questionaire

If you join please consider filling in the following Questionaire. You don't have to answer all the questions. The idea is to give those who are considering becoming illustrators, designers, whatever really, some advice.

Name:
Country/State/City of residence:
Do you consider yourself a professional artist/designer (profesional meaning you make all or most of your income from art or design)?
If not, are you working towards becoming profesional and what steps are you taking?
If you do, what steps did you take?
Do you focus on one area or specialise i.e. fantasy, rpg, or do you branch out?
What is the reasoning behind your rates (don't post your rates, but your reasoning for how you charge)?
Any advice or any questions?
Portfolio:
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Hi! My name is Lemmo, I'm from Minneapolis, MN (US), and I used to be a full time illustrator, but soulless corporations pay me more. My style is very comic/cartoon, but I'm not limited to any genre. I balance my rates based on complexity of work (size, color, etc), and they're modest. My out-of-date gallery is here: http://tinyurl.com/lemmo2013
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If anybody joins I would like it if they filled out some or all of the following questions

Name:
Country/State/City of residence:
Do you consider yourself a professional artist/designer (profesional meaning you make all or most of your income from art or design)?
If not, are you working towards becoming profesional and what steps are you taking?
If you do, what steps did you take?
Do you focus on one area or specialise i.e. fantasy, rpg, or do you branch out?
What is the reasoning behind your rates (please don't share your rates, just how you decided on your rates?
Any advice or any questions?
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Done
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Poetry, or a poor attempt of...
I sometimes write geeky poems for my settings because I read too much Tolkien and George Macdonald when I was young. And I think poetry goes a long way in cementing(?) a world in the imaginations of readers. Not that I think my poetry is any good, but I enj...
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+Jez Gordon, strangely enough, Morgothia (the name) was influenced by Korgoth of Barbaria.
Korgoth of Barbaria Best Quality HD Complete Original 2006 Aaron Springer's Adult Swim Pilot
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Sniping Away

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Nah, just poor drawing on my part. But a minigun car would be cool.
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Carer
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Illustration, procrastination
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Ipswich, Qld
Previously
Springwood, NSW - Geelong, Vic
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I like games and art.
Introduction
Currently work as an in home disability carer. Have previously worked as an illustrator for the Courier Mail (Brissy newspaper).
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http://thehauntedgasworks.tumblr.com/ and http://rumblecityrumble.blogspot.com.au/
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  • QCA Griffith Uni
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