Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Blog Revamping and Twilight Fanart

One of the myiad of things I need to do since attending the MIC is revamping both my blog and website. The header on this blog has always bothered me because it's a photo instead of a drawing. So here's my rough sketch of the new twirling dragon. I think I'm going to put an aviator scarf on him as well.

I've also realized that though fanart has provided a wonderful outlet for me, I need to stop. One: other than giving me a chance to practice sketching and portrait work, it really doesn't further my goals. Two: (this is the biggest reason) It keeps getting stolen...at least the Twilight fanart. I'm sick and tired of finding my fanart posted on Deviant art or some other site without my permission and another person claiming it as their own. It's such a hazzle to report and get them removed and frankly, emailing these people who are breaking copyright laws gets a tad messy and mean. I truly appreciate all the good people out there who have my back and let me know when they see my stuff where it should not be. But it just isn't worth it. Someday, I hope to have a place where I can put my Twlight fanart but for now, it's been pulled off this blog and the other websites.

8 comments:

Lena said...

Tragic. I'm honestly very, very sad. Technically, I found you through Shurtugal ages and ages ago, but I was looking for something of yours on Pel's site today and my search eventually led me here... ah, well. At least I can keep an eye out for new (sadly un-Twilight-related) stuff here. I adore your new twirling dragon, by the way.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...
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The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Hi Lena, Thank you for your post and comment on the dragon header. yeah, I'm pretty bummed about the fanart decision, especially since I have so many images in my head after reading Breaking Dawn. What did you think of it? S. M. certainly threw some curve balls in this one. I'm sad to see it conclude, but at least we have more Eragon to look forward to. Thanks again.

Stephanie said...

Hello :) I've been following your Twilight art for a while now, and I am also very sad to hear that you have to pull it all down, though the why is very understandable. Gave me some wonderful mental ideas of what the characters might look like! I will continue to check your blog & enjoy your art all the same.
I just finished reading Breaking Dawn yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. There are a few things I am very interested to hear SM explain... and, as with most stories, a few things I would have liked to see more of, but overall I enjoyed the experience. Hope you liked it too!
Steph (in Utah)

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Hey Stephanie, Thank you for commenting. I completely agree with you about BD. I so wanted her to l i n g e r alittle on many a part. We've all waited through three books to get to certain events and I felt rushed through them. Even the surprises need more words to savor. All in all, I was entertained. Thanks again.

Lena said...

I know what you mean about images... it almost makes me want start doing actual fanart, but that's a little daunting because I am so used to working from life. I guess I could hunt down reference photos if I really wanted. Do you have any suggestions?

I just thought of something. SM had so many things to put in to it that it became several "books". CP must've ran into the same thing with Brisingr, and now we've got two more books. Interesting trend...

As for Breaking Dawn itself, it felt like it was written differently. Not her writing maturing exactly, something else. It could be a result of writing the Host, I suppose. I liked reading more of Jake's POV, although the whole section was generally depressing. I loved the last book. She is so sneaky! "vampires can't *have* babies...." The whole thing seemed more like Stephenie's indulgences than anything, but I guess that's the reason the series exists, so I'm not complaining.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Hi Lena, I can't access your profile so I'm uncertain of your artistic style. I can tell you that I almost always begin with a photo reference for my fanart. I try to find pics that have natural lighting that shows the form of the face. I block that in and then I pull away from the photo and let the character I'm trying to portray immerge from the drawing. That might sound weird, but that's my method. Good luck with the fanart. I would recommend some type of watermark. I know that seems a tad much, but that's the only way I can see of protecting your images. Thanks again.

Sign Twirlers said...

I believe we own books just as much as the author. The images we create in our heads to define a character or setting are our own! Copyright law is run by an office full of sign twirlers.