Anonymous said: If it's nothing personal, how do you get by with $$?

Magic.

Honestly, I’m living off the tail end of the money my mom left me when she died. Most of it went to school and rent so now it’s almost gone and I’m frantically trying to get a job in the arts before I have to resort to working in a factory again, because I have very little work experience and social anxiety so getting a part time job is really difficult for me.

A couple of freelance projects have kept me afloat, but they’re for jus’ regular folks so they’re usually below $100 (except the baby book I illustrated which paid $50 per drawing and amounted to $650 in total, but that money’s already gone to rent and food) and those are few and far between and require a lot of back and forth that can take weeks or even months. I was almost hired to be a junior graphic designer for West 49, but that didn’t work out, much to my dismay.

So to answer your question, just barely is how I get by, but that’s life.

Thanks for the question!

Everyone else was doing it and I wanted to be like the cool kids

Everyone else was doing it and I wanted to be like the cool kids

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Anonymous said: I know it sounds stupid but it would make me the happiest person in the world if you could doodle me a picture of some text saying "Dumb ass spider!" and a butt with 8 legs doing math wrong.

I’ll do it for a dollar

happy lives for those that smash the system

happy lives for those that smash the system

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I’ll excitedly work for hours on rare covers for the first issue of black demon and lazer man, but I won’t take the time to learn how to make food that isn’t slowly killing me.

Anonymous said: Post a pic of yourself!

natesketch:

b’gawk

actually though

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Anonymous said: Post a pic of yourself!

b’gawk

I changed the shadow.
PROCESS!!
process?
…
SOMETHING!!!!

I changed the shadow.

PROCESS!!

process?

SOMETHING!!!!

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character design is my passion. This is like a self portrait except it’s like my ideal version of myself so I don’t think it counts. This is basically what I imagine “sketchnate” looks like.

I sort of miss having faded green tips.

character design is my passion. This is like a self portrait except it’s like my ideal version of myself so I don’t think it counts. This is basically what I imagine “sketchnate” looks like.

I sort of miss having faded green tips.

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Anonymous said: I have a question about the drawing over the manga pages you make. Is there any drawing of yours we can't request or is it free for all choice on your art?

Well some stuff works better, but yeah anything on my blog or website or whatever is printable, including ghostbook pages

i love you

i love you

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Sketchdump, bitch

Anonymous said: Maybe this question is too personal, but how well does your art sell online?

It’s not great, but better than it does in person, that’s for sure. I make random sales on redbubble somehow but that’s like a few cents a month maybe, then on society 6 I can sell maybe 1 or 2 shirts and maybe a print a month so that’s anywhere from $2-$6, and then every once in awhile I can sell prints and stuff that I personally make that I post on natesketch-shop (almost always the prints on manga pages for $7) but those are like every couple months.

I’ve made a total of 40 completed sales in the 1 year and 2 months I’ve had my Society 6 shop up which equates to $102.46

ad posts on tumblr sometimes help, but not typically. I hope that helped or whatever!

groovyunicorn said: Digital sounds good and save ourselves money

I’ll send you something soon, I’ve had a weird week. Click my contact button on natesketch.tumblr if you wanna send me something to add to in the meantime

joshuaspaz said: Hey, with your painted skateboard. It looks like you only used ink on the board. What was the process and how did you get ink to stay on the wood?

It might just be because I’m drawing on the paint, but as long as you use a good quality marker and don’t touch it for a bit so it can properly dry.

When I make graphics I’ll sand it if there’s already a graphic (maybe a bit even if there isn’t), draw on the deck with something slightly softer than an HB (personal choice) to figure out the graphic then block out the colours with acrylic paint and then either use a thin brush or a marker to do black lines.

That’s about it! Let me know if you do one, I’d love to see it