During the past 10 years I have created dozens of tutorials and I have mentored hundreds of newbie illustrators free of charge from my beloved SOSFactory, I have always thought that the best way to promote my work is by helping others. I would like to dedicate more time to this task and for that I need to develop a business model that will facilitate for me to share my knowledge in a sustainable way.
I’m designing a new SOSFactory site to achieve this goal but before it happens I need some funds, so here we go… if you want to contribute just need to visit my project page on Verkami, choose the prize on the sidebar and and follow the intructions.
You can also send your contribution by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ALL ABOUT?
My goal is to create a multimedia course on coloring in Photoshop applied to character design.
It is a bilingual course (Spanish and English) which consists of text with images and animations, several live videos in high resolution, and several Photoshop files (included the final design) where I explain the whole process of digital coloring.
WHO WILL BE THE TARGET OF THIS COURSE?
This course is oriented to any user with basic Photoshop knowledge, especially those who would like to advance their learning as colorists with the goal of becoming a professional illustrator.
In this tutorial you will learn how to use all the tools for coloring in Photoshop in a completely professional way. You will learn many concepts in theory and practice … extracting lines, making color templates, coloring using layers, using the history brush, layer and brush blending modes, building different kinds of textures … just like I would do it for any of my clients at SOSFactory, all that will be left is for you to practice and personalize the technique to your liking.
WHY DO I NEED YOUR HELP?
This course is written by me, I will invest a whole month of work to create the character, to write all the text, to prepare the images and to edit the videos. Besides I will have several production expenses.
- I will need a translator for the English version.
- I will hire an English narrator to have their voice on the videos, I will probably need another one for the videos in Spanish.
- Depending on the number of patrons who will help me, I will have to update my web server plan to manage the download of files.
HOW COULD I CONTRIBUTE?
I’m using Verkami, by default they only accept credit card contrutions.
If you want to do a contribution by Paypal you can send the money to email@example.com (add a note about this project, please) and I will do it myself under the username “aportaciones Paypal”, when the fund rising is finished you will receive your prize, even if we don’t reach the goal.
The tutorial and the videos are already finished; I’m currently working on the English translation, adding voice and editing the videos.
Probably, the tutorial will be completely finished when the project financing stage is complete.
So I can make this project real but I need your help, you don’t even need to spend money, you could contribute just by spreading the word about my project.
Thanks a lot for your support!