Friday, May 13, 2011

Represent

Represent by afromation

Status

Status by afromation

Beginner's Magic



This was my entry for Illustration Friday the topic was Beginner, unfortunately Goggle was doing upgrade to the system and I was able to get the final image uploaded hopefully next time.

Asian Afro

Friday, May 6, 2011

Illustrator: William Jamison

I Don't Illustrate for Free

I am writing this entry because too often friends and associates and potential customers interested in my work
want me to do thumbnails,roughs and final work for free. The answer to that is NO I take pride in what I do and
put a lot of work in to developing daily my craft, so it comes to me as an insulate for one to expect me to create
solid illustrations with only a thank you attach. I clearly understand that we are living in some serious economic
times, but I see people spend their money on all types of foolish desires. No one has a problem paying $80 to $125
for a baseball ticket, seeing a guy hit a ball with a piece of wood but you want me to do a commission for $10
I don't think so, please I have bills to pay and a elderly parent to take care of I know I am not the best artist in
the world but I have talent and feel it should be compensated when work is completed and issued. So to all
who are looking for an artist they can take advantage of I am not that artist. However if you respect the work
that you see on my site and on this blog then by all means we can do business.


Peace
Afromation

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FEDUP WITH THE INDUSTRY OF COMMERCIAL ART AND LACK OF ARTISTIC ORIGINALITY

I know that people rarely take the time to frequent this blog, but theses couple of years have been trying
as a creative person who strives hard to get ones work noticed in the eyes of art directors and art buyers
it is becoming obvious that the industry wants cookie cutter type illustrations where a majority of illustrators
imitate and copy popular artist styles to earn a quick buck. While unique and creatively compelling artist get
over looked and passed over for trendy styles and gimmicks. All you people out there who call yourself
appreciators of art are full of shit, because graffiti,comic illustrators and other forms of low brow art should
and will deserve equal representation.

To all Artist and Illustrators who take the time to develop your own unique voice all props and praises to you,
and regardless of what the art directors, art critics and so-called art buyers say KEEP DOING YOU AND THE
HELL WITH EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT SUPPORT INDEPENDENT ARTISTS .

Peace
Afromation

Monday, May 2, 2011