Today I need to have a bit of an artist’s rant inspired by a remote job listing that recently appeared on LinkedIn. I, like many other artists and illustrators, am primarily a freelancer. I get my clients from referrals or sites like Upwork. However, when looking at job boards, it is often the case that “entry-level” positions ask for two years or more of experience.
I am trying my hand at a newsletter and would love it if you would sign up to receive it. I am planning a once-a-month thing where I share different things I am working on, other artists and apps I think are worth a follow or try, and of course the shameless plugs to things like my Patreon and shops
Should someone like me, a relative unknown in the art world, be bothering with creating a Patreon for fans, followers, or anyone else who may want to support me?
the Iconfactory reached out to me about making a favorite Tips and Tricks video about their drawing app Linea Sketch.
I found myself really enjoying the progress of “painting” on an iPad and it started a transformation in my creative process.
A few weeks back a fellow artist I have collaborated with before reached out to me about contributing some art for a project called “Stop Violence Against Women” and I agreed because it felt like a wonderful cause to be involved with and create for.
a logo redesign contest for the Procreate app icon. Basically you could let your imagination run wild and create the icon any way you saw fit. This was all for fun of course because procreate was not planning on recreating their logo anytime soon.
Maybe? maybe not? I think we all have this feeling somedays. Maybe it is the chaos that is this year affecting me. Possibly it is that I am too risk averse. I am not sure what it is but it has been running though my head a lot lately. Thoughts like do I have enough …
I want to make artwork I love to make and I would love if people want to buy it but if they don’t than that is fine too. I hope people would want to buy my art but I can accept that I am not going to be a success overnight.
When Covid started the whole world got turned upside-down, and as I reflect back on what it means and has meant to me it makes for an interesting head space
Hello all you wonderful artists and art loving people! 💚Recently I participated in my first Art Show and it is an experience that I have feelings about.
Who doesn’t love to draw. I know do and always have ever since I was young. Some of my earliest memories are coloring with my mom at our coffee table (this is something I am trying to share with my children now). In the many years since I have since progressed to drawing favorite characters; usually disney or looney tunes and art was always one of my favorite classes.
Art contests can be an extremely grueling … make you feel like your not good enough experience, so why do I or any other artist even bother…. Because your Awesome … read on