Pinkapplejam Art

Who, what and where?

Infoblast! Here are some links to my wurkz~

~~ Where to get my stuff online! ~~

Etsy :: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PinkAppleJam
Comicsy :: http://www.comicsy.co.uk/pinkapplejam
Ebay :: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pink_apple_jam


~~ Where to get my stuff from me in person! ~~

Sunnycon :: Sunderland :: 21st-22nd June 2014
http://www.sunnycon.co.uk/

Hyper Japan :: Earl’s Court II, London :: 25th-27th July 2014
http://www.hyperjapan.co.uk/

Birmingham ICE :: Cannon St, Birmingham :: 2nd August 2014
http://internationlcomicexpo.wordpress.com/

Jcon 7 :: Derby :: 19th-20th September 2014
http://www.j-con.co.uk/

The Lakes Comic Art Festival :: Cumbria :: 18th-20th October 2014
http://www.comicartfestival.com/

True Believers :: Cheltenham Racecourse :: 7th February 2015
http://oktruebelievers.com/


~~ Links to my online-y-ness ~~

Website :: http://www.PinkAppleJam.com
Facebook :: http://www.FB.com/PinkAppleJamArt
Twitter :: http://www.Twitter.com/PinkAppleJam
Tumblr :: http://www.pinkapplejam.tumblr.com
Google+ :: http://plus.google.com/+LauraWattonDavies/about
DeviantArt :: http://www.pinkapplejam.deviantart.com/

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Thanks for reading :D

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Set of 4 Squishy-chan - Blank Greetings Cards

This Etsy listing is the equivalent of a “buy three cards get 4th free” offer with my Squishy-chan blank greetings cards! All 4 for £6!

# FOUR (one of each different design), blank 107mm x 150mm (A6 card) greeting cards with a matching C6 sized envelope in Cellophane wrapper (*tone of envelope may vary due to supply)

# Everyone loves an admiring baby octopus, and so will your recipient (especially if they’ve been having a bad day).

# Hand-applied decorative gemstones (*exact decoration may vary from pic, again due to supply)

# Limited print run

# FREE UK shipping when purchased with another item - offer valid on all my cards! :D I also ship overseas!

~~ Thank you for looking ^-^ ~~
~~ Please check out my other items for sale, too! ~~

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#octopus  #cute squishies  #kawaii squishies  #cute  #uk illustration  #uk illustrator  #biomecha  #pinkapplejam 

Squishy Crush - Blank Greetings Card

# One blank 107mm x 150mm (A6 card) greeting card with a purple C6 sized envelope in Cellophane wrapper (*tone of envelope may vary due to supply)

# Everyone loves an admiring baby octopus, and so will your recipient (especially if they’ve been having a bad day).

# Hand-applied decorative gemstones (*exact decoration may vary from pic, again due to supply)

# Limited print run

# New design! £2 offer!

# FREE UK shipping when purchased with another item - offer valid on all my cards! :D I also ship overseas!

~~ Thank you for looking ^-^ ~~
~~ Please check out my other items for sale, too! ~~

— 4 days ago with 8 notes
#squishy-chan  #squishies  #octopus  #cute  #love  #indie  #uk illustration  #uk illustrator 
The Lakes!

I have been confirmed for The Lakes Comic Art Festival (UK) in October!

Very exciting!! Hope to see you there ^3^~x

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— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#the lakes  #comic art festival  #uk  #cumbria  #comics  #uk illustration  #illustrator  #small press  #UK Small Press  #UK publishing 
#Artists

FUN THOUGHTS!

  • Comics are called COMICS, Western media! Even in Japan! コミックス! Bad marketing bandwagonning has ruined the term “manga”? Why bother calling comics influenced by manga as “manga”?
  • End of tax year is usually the best time (i.e. NOW!!!) to get work scheduled with artist friends and paid up for :D
  • Draw things for each other for superwarm fuzzies and funtimes! Mutual promo!
  • Putting art and slots up on sites like Etsy will ensure you get money upfront. If not possible (it should be) always ask for 50%.
  • Mates rates are good vibes and favours, cover base costs for yourself and ask mate to advertise you as well. Good friends will :)
  • It gets easier having your acceptable day rate in mind & thinking “it will take this long” to multiply that by, to get a price.
  • What should you be getting per day’s work? Hrs worked X min wage + tax (x by 0.20) + approx material cost. Then at least double it.
  • Always remember to reply with “what’s the budget allowance?” When you’re asked what you charge.

Artists, be pro!!

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A Point of View: A disease called fame

"Ours is a fame-obsessed culture, writes Sarah Dunant, but is it really a goal worth chasing?"

I enjoyed reading this BBC piece today. I think it affects a lot of people in their late teens-late twenties. It even happened with UK manga/comics (Rising Stars)! [Bear with me.]

The whole “manga publishing competition” wave of 7 years ago or so inevitably pitched people against each other a bit and made everything very intense, even when it turned out there was *no actual industry* (it Tokyopopped right at the time of it looked like it was going somewhere) and gave folks involved a very inflated sense of proportion. 

As it stands making comics influenced by manga has gone very much full circle - we’ve rebooted and again I believe it’s all about publishing comics for yourself with access to glorious digital printing, online shops and even Kickstarter pledging. 

(At best we have “Comic Village” spots cropping up in large UK conventions which is so supportive and excellent, I can’t even. At worst we have a form of “Artist Alley” - an “un-curatable” state of a Comic Village art scene that has developed, resulting in newbies riding the coattails of existing IP with nothing but pinup-fanart on some tables. I hope this changes and pure fanartists make their own OCs and minifandoms because I think otherwise, it will implode upon itself too.)

…So the link to this article querying “be famous or sit on the background” (or words to that effect) - people’s inflated expectations that cause a ton of problems for everyone - seriously, be happy toodling along doing your own thing to create respect and develop strong characters, art and our own IPs. (I love drawing fanart for fun, but personally I have always focussed on OCs and original art foremost.) Are folks genuinely happy pretending to be famous by selling 100% ripped off IPs on their art tables? I do not believe for a second that this is purely what people want to buy - people like great art and great stories - but undercutting fellow tablemates with an unofficial £2 MLP print is going to cause serious shit for artists in the long haul, including those artists who sell £2 MLP prints.

"But nobody will buy my stuff" - how do you know if you haven’t tried it properly? Get faster? Raise quality? Create immersing stuff?

Japan still only really takes on board homegrown mangaka. No western publishers (European, maybe) give time to many artists who draw like we do. We need to get serious to be taken even more seriously and the art scene seems to be lacking some momentum right now.

I believe humming away in the background and working hard will make you really good at doing your own thing. I hope to be even better at doing my own thing. And then people will get on board and create mini OC fandoms and everything will feel a bit more rosier than it feels right now, without that misinformed feeling of “I need to be rich and famous doing what I do in my spare time by the time I am 27 and I’m really depressed I’m not in that imagined state of life right now and I only draw fanart anyway”.

Let’s be professional about this! We’re all in it together!

…We’ve got a long way to go baby. Ride with me?

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I promised I’d post up something METAL on my Facebook Art Page once it hit 666 likes - so here is my BABYMETAL tribute! \m/ Thank you so much!!

I promised I’d post up something METAL on my Facebook Art Page once it hit 666 likes - so here is my BABYMETAL tribute! \m/ Thank you so much!!

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— 3 weeks ago with 60 notes
#babymetal  #pinkapplejam  #uk illustrator  #illustration  #metal  #idol group 
My problem is no problem

I’m DJing at 's KLUB KAWAII tomorrow at The  ~ too much cute, so little time! So many songs!

— 3 weeks ago
#cambridge  #kawaii  #DJ  #qclub  #alt club 
Creamy Mami is an 80’s Magical Girl series by Studio Pierrot. Character designs by Akemi Takada, a massive influence on my work!
This was an image submitted for inclusion in a UK convention book but was not chosen, so here is a colourised version :)

Creamy Mami is an 80’s Magical Girl series by Studio Pierrot. Character designs by Akemi Takada, a massive influence on my work!

This was an image submitted for inclusion in a UK convention book but was not chosen, so here is a colourised version :)

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#pierrot  #creamy mami  #mami  #cats  #kawaii  #fairy kei  #pastel kei  #akemi takada  #studio pierrot  #pinkapplejam  #80s  #80's  #80's anime 
Anonymous asked: I've been in a funk lately regarding my drawings, nothing that I draw is good enough in my mind and its not as fun anymore to draw. I've always been VERY overly critical of my stuff but its getting worse. I try to just look back at my progress but it isn't helping. Do you have any advice? I love your blog by the way it's my favorite!!


Answer:

tally-art:

For me, this happens OFTEN. Take comfort; I believe it’s a good and necessary part of the cycle artistic progress:

If you see something in your work that never bothered you before, it’s because you’re recognizing it for the first time, which means you can now improve it!  I hope that helps.

Perfection

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