And yeah, carry on posting here for the time being, although if you want to submit these to the Hoard, dropping a post in the Hoard thread would be a good idea as well - just so's it's easy to find when Jim & co are rounding up all the entries. If you feel you're going to be doing more, I'd say take Jim up on his offer of a board; he'll move the threads from here into that.
Last Edit: May 5, 2009 14:50:12 GMT -9 by Aestelon
Adding them to the HOARD topic will help us remember to add it. As usual, your style is great and fits perfectly with mine. I hope of all hopes that you feel that you have the time and skills to do commercial work, I would live the competition! You can borrow all my ideas, no problem.
I'm warning you, post one more figure projects and BANG! your getting your own board! Your move....
We just had this discussion, I am not a business manager, I can barely manage myself let alone steer anyone else. I can support and help you guys get setup with your own little sales area of RPGnow just like I do.
This forum is to inspire and support everyones individual efforts, not to create a team of designers. And everyone knows, organizing artists is like herding cats ,that are wet, and it's cold out, and all you have are like spoons to heard them with... JIM
I definitely see where you're coming from. Besides, sites like RPGNow, as far as I can tell, are pretty much ideal if you want to set up selling stuff by yourself, and I must admit, I wouldn't mind giving it a go myself once I've got a few more of my original designs ready to go.
Remember, not working as a team isn't the same as actually being in competition. Say I set up a small press section on RPGNow selling my figures. Even if I design them in such a way as to be easily compatible with Jim's (which I daresay I would, simply because it works so well), we still have different art styles, and people are bound to have their own preferences as to which they like. On top of which, it's a simple matter to differentiate oneself by doing minis that Jim doesn't have planned, or won't be doing for the foreseeable future, thereby covering an empty niche in the market rather than directly competing.
Is it easy to set up a publisher's account? Are there any up-front fees to deal with or particular prerequisites?
Post by abaddonwormwood on May 6, 2009 4:58:22 GMT -9
My way of thinking is to have a collective body of artists that could develop skills and almost more importanly share filiters/texturing skills; create a library of layers/textures/filters which can be used by all the artists.
Lord Abaddon of Wormwood
Jim: I actually do too many ranges for just one person, but I'm a bit mental.
I just don't want to get all tied up with money stuff. it's really easy to get setup to sell on RPGnow, no fees, no nothing. You can sign an exclusive seller agreement to get a better percentage on sales.
The vendor tools take some practice to get used to, but it is not difficult by any stretch.
I'll start a new topic for this. Sorry for hijacking the thread...
COOL YETI! I have at some point owned all of the Heroquest games and expansions, and doing a print and play versions would be cool. I plan to do the same thing for Battlemasters. JIM
Wow, I did not expect one little yeti to trigger so much conversation. Personally I do not think I would have the time or stamina to do this commercially. I must admit that I like doing this, and I love the community that Jim has built here on the forums, but I am much better at short sprints of creative production rather than the long run.
I have a couple of more figures already inked that I need to color in the same genre. There is an Ice Gremlin and that frozen horror thinggy from HQ.
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9