I haven't tried publishing anything on iTunes, but from what I understand, you have to sign up for some publisher thingamajig with them, and probably pay them an arm and a leg.
If you publish on Lulu, it looks like they pretty much do the work for you getting your ebook into the iTunes, Nook, etc stores. You have to buy an ISBN, though. But I haven't ever used Lulu, so I can't really say anything for or against them.
Has anyone here used a self-publishing or printing company of some kind? I'd like to print an art book sometime in the next year, as well as make some prints, and eventually self-publish my upcoming webcomic in paperback form. So, anyone have experience with print companies? Lulu? Ka-Blam? Something else? Halp!
I haven't used it, but it looks like a pretty cool thing to me. It's probably a lot of work to advertise your campaign, though, if your comic or whatever doesn't already have a large fanbase. But if you're popular already... I mean holy crap look at Two Kinds' kickstarter. The guy's practically to 100k already.
I too am sensitive to dairy. How did you discover my weakness?!
Oh, me too, please, if you have the time! And if you're willing to critique stand alone art, rather than a comic... my comic's not up and running yet. I've been itching for a good, honest crit. You can see my art on my Tumblr (it's for my art only, no reblogs, so it's all critique-able). If you'd rather I pick out certain images so you don't have to look through my Tumblr and whatever, let me know.
The perspective in the third one is overall really pretty good, but just a little off, I think, but that's a really hard angle to draw, IME. The top half looks pretty good to me, but the lower half seems just really slightly off somehow. I can't help much with the perspective in the lower half, because I'm terrible at that sort of perspective, but I can crit the face. Her eyes are a bit too far apart, and her nose is much too wide. What is the line on her cheek? Is it to indicate her cheeks being sunken a bit? I'd move it over to the right (viewer's right) just a little bit, more toward the edge of the cheek bone. But then again, I haven't ever drawn a character or person with sunken cheeks, myself, so I could be wrong.
I notice you avoid drawing noses and hands, judging by the pieces you posted. Which is totally understandable, I avoided hands for a looong time too. And noses are hard! My biggest piece of advice would be to force yourself to draw things that you don't think you can draw well. It's so easy to only draw things that you feel you can draw well, because they come out looking better. Everyone does that, I think. I sure do. But to improve, you have to draw things you're not as good at. It won't look as good at first, but it'll get better. And I hope this paragraph hasn't come off as too harsh - some of those "you"s were general, not you specifically!
Now onward to compliments!
You have a good sense of color, lighting, and composition, and your shading's very nice. Your characters have a lot of life and movement to them. I think you've got a lot of talent, and all you need to do is work on anatomy, do some life drawing. Your characters' overall proportions are good; the points that need work are things like facial structure and details of musculature. Just don't stop drawing, and you'll get better and better! Good luck!
Also can I say again how seriously adorable that last picture is?! Seriously, I have no crit for that one. It's just so damn cute.
Kupocake:Welcome in! Out of random curiosity, what made you switch from DD to CF? :0
Hmm, well, I don't wanna turn this into a "bash DD" thread, especially since I do have fond memories of the place... But basically, the whole messy site "update" was driving me crazy. My comic has been on hiatus for a while, so it took me longer to get sick of the site functionality, haha. I'm on SmackJeeves, too, but I'd like to make ComicFury my comic's main site, with the awesome community and the ability to basically do whatever you want with your site - essential stuff the Duck doesn't let you do anymore. Plus, I knew that a lot of Duck refugees made their way over here, so the community's kind of the same, but better :D
Dapper Dan:I love cats, too! I sometimes pretend that the house dog is a cat, but she's not reacting much to the ball of yarn much to my disappointment.
Heh, my dog is disturbingly cat-like. Comes from growing up around cats, I guess. Yours just needs a tutor! :P
Doomy:What kinda video games do ya like? :'D
Ahh tons! Mostly RPGs - Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Okami, Threads of Fate, Legend of Mana, Morrowind... Uhh I could go on, but that would be a very boring list!
I'm Lumi, a former DrunkDuck user. I posted my webcomic Angelfish there, and now I'll be posting the rewritten and redrawn version here on CF, though not for a while. I kinda need to finish writing it and build up a buffer and whatnot.
Anyway, I thought I'd say hi, since I know a lot of other DD users hopped over here as well. I hate writing these intro posts, though... I never know what to say.
Hm, well... Besides drawing and writing, I like playing video games, wasting time on the internet, music, learning languages (Japanese and Spanish), and reading. I also love parrots and cats.