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Willow, you Eediot by Artsammich
Willow, you Eediot
I was inspired by Matthew Armstrong's designs to try my hand at some animated Willow characters.
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Disney Infinity Anna designs by Artsammich
Disney Infinity Anna designs
Here are a couple takes on Frozen's Anna for Disney Infinity. This was based on some earlier concept art, then we revised her look as we got more information. The far right are my first sketches, then the middle came next, and the one on the left last.
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Render Styles Cheat Sheet by Artsammich
Render Styles Cheat Sheet
I made this for my Schoolism classes. I've had a lot of students request a copy of this, so I made a stripped-down version for reference and then I decided to distribute it to everyone. I talk a lot more about what characterizes these styles and when they are most useful in my Fundamentals of Lighting class, and then I talk about their expressive qualities a bit more in my Lighting for Story and Concept class. 
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If you live close enough to attend or are swinging my Toronto in March, this workshop is shaping up to be pretty incredible.  Brenda Chapman, Kevin Lima, Stephen Silver, and Helen Chen will be teaching some amazing things, so I think the all-access is definitely the way to go! And the good news is, since I'm presenting at it also, I get to hand out promo codes to my followers for a discount. The pass is normally $200 CAD and this allows you to get one for $150.

Here's the promo code to type in for the discount: NIELSON

Here's the link to purchase tickets: www.schoolism.com/workshop-tor…

If you live close enough to attend or are swinging my Toronto in March, this workshop is shaping up to be pretty incredible.  Brenda Chapman, Kevin Lima, Stephen Silver, and Helen Chen will be teaching some amazing things, so I think the all-access is definitely the way to go! And the good news is, since I'm presenting at it also, I get to hand out promo codes to my followers for a discount. The pass is normally $200 CAD and this allows you to get one for $150.

Here's the promo code to type in for the discount: NIELSON

Here's the link to purchase tickets: www.schoolism.com/workshop-tor…

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ThreeViews Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Amazing Work sir....
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Thank you!
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Asrath Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey there, I just wanted to say your work is truly terrific! And also ask you, are you able to earn a living with your art? I am a young (19 yrs) art student whose dream it is to eventually become a professional self-sustainable artist. But even though my friends tell me my work is good (it's not good enough!), I have no idea how to attract buyers when I start to feel more confident about the quality of my work. Do you have any tips??
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Yes, many people make a good living with art. I am currently working for a university (BYU) as an animation professor, but I was working for Disney for 10 years before that. And even with my current job, I'm constantly getting contacted for freelance work---I have to turn a lot of it down because I don't have enough time, but I could probably make a living doing just that if I wanted to take that path.

But you don't make lots of money just from being a good artist. You make good money from being an artist that knows how to meet the demands of a client and design things in a way that finds/satisfies an audience. Some people figure out naturally how to to this, and for others it takes a bit of training and experience to learn.

I don't know anything about doing my own art and finding buyers for it, that is a completely different thing that very few artists are able to make money at.
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Chaunga-Gu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your work is A-MAZING!
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Thank you!
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sillinde Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
You have some wonderful stuff here.  Thank you for sharing!
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thank you!
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Arrhobaz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've just discovered you thanks to your 2010 article about a painting process with AO and Shadows, I'll try that right now ! ! Have a nice day Sir, Wonderful gallery :)
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Artsammich Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thanks, I'm glad it was helpful!
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