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Eathan-Crowe
Tyler Cooper
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Im an illustration major at Kendall College of art and design, and am currently working on several web-based and publication Comics. I work at a library, and draw and play video games in any spare time i get. I like to paint digital characters and environments!
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Well, it has been a long four years at Kendall, and even longer for my BA Degree, but at long last it will finally be over!  I will be receiving my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration in May, and let me tell you I could not be happier.  

Now the scary part begins: what the heck do I do with this fancy degree?  Freelancing doesn't require it, and most art jobs are more to do with experience and portfolio.  Did I waste my money?  NO!  Going to KCAD was one of the best decisions of my life.  The experience and companionship, hardships and joys that KCAD brought me are irreplaceable, and I will certainly miss it.

I am more than ready to move on though.  I keep hearing this rumor that once you graduate, there's this magical time where you can *gasp* make your OWN ART!  Obviously I won't be ready to quit my day job right away and just sell drawings and do commissions, but hopefully with a lot of hard work that day will come sooner rather than later. So shameless plug, I'm taking commissions :)  

Some things I learned at KCAD:

All time is valuable.  Cherish it and use it for things that will make you happy.
 
Do not Art for free, but ascribe value to many things, including hugs.  There is something to be said for doing something just because you want to make someones day.

Illustration is a business.  It is not a lazy man's career, and do not go into it if all you want to do is make pretty pictures all day.  Making pretty pictures will earn you praise, not money.  Make pretty pictures with the knowledge that this picture will help you move forward in some way.

Learn something every day.  Draw something every day.  These are just reiterations of a more basic concept: DO SOMETHING. The more you do, the more you draw, the more you learn, the more you are.  

Printers are bitches.  

A drawing is never done, but it is finished when it needs to be turned in.  Once its turned in, move on to the next one, don't look back except to remind yourself of mistakes.  

Peer Critique as often as possible.  Just like its hard to see if you parked like a jerk until you get out of the car, its hard to see the mistakes in the drawing until after its sent in.  

Find honest friends.  If you do, let me know, as I have few.  

Sometimes its okay to ride the elevator up 1 floor.  

Walk like the devil is riding a bike behind you.  If you know what this means, you've been doing this for years now.  

Never let anyone look down on you.  It doesn't matter what position they hold, bosses or teachers, hold your ground on what you believe.  

Complain often.  Today, we seem to get nothing done unless enough people complain about it.  

And the last, best thing I can say for anyone wanting to be an artist:  Draw every day.  Do not skip a day to play video games, or because you are sick, or because you just don't feel like it.  Drawing is pure creation.  It is the lifeblood of any artist.  Keep it up and you will become great!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: American Pie
  • Reading: American Gods
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Minecraft. Still.
  • Eating: Vegitarian
  • Drinking: Moar Mountain Dew!!!

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Birdstrike Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a remarkable gallery :) Nice!
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Eathan-Crowe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I have been working really hard to get it looking this good :)  Glad to hear it is paying off!
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Birdstrike Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! One can see that you put very much effort in your works :) And it is definetely paying off! :D Have a great day!
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Saidge42 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
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dravego Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Photographer
wow your pictures are amazing! There is no words that can describe how much I love your work! I am a big fan of your artwork. I would likely share a new stunning song to you to return the favour. [link]
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Eathan-Crowe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! If you want to follow me more closely, I update my blog two or three times a week with new art and comic book pages. www.parallelillustration.blogspot.com I update there a lot more frequently than deviant art. Only my very "best" get to stay online here, but over there you get to see progress shots and other cool stuff!
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BonnyJohn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey there! This is a bit late, but thanks for faving my Connor AC3 fan art! :) I just wanted to point you towards my YouTube channel where you can see the speed painting for it, as well as some other characters from anime, manga, video games, comic books, films and TV shows! I'll be updating my channel with new videos weekly, so if you're interested check me out here:

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If you like my work, maybe you can subscribe and share my channel with friends and family? Either way, thanks for the fave again, and thanks for your time! :)

Yours, Bonny
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Eathan-Crowe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for responding! Your videos are very instructional and I hope you keep doing them. Keep up the great work, and if you are interested by chance, please take a look at my blog! I update it weekly with things I make while at KCAD. Link: www.parallelillustration.blogspot.com
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BonnyJohn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'll definitely keep putting out videos! Just trying to build an audience - it's obviously and understandably tough! Thanks for your kind words.

Also, I took a look at your blog, good stuff! I need to do more life drawing work
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dubbery Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav
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