I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
Reblog if you’re attending San Japan! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Ohgosh thank you so much!! ;w;
Inspired to doodle Deerling due to this post: http://julieyumi.tumblr.com/post/21301494273
I’m born May 26 so that makes me a “flower deer”! Just like this sweet bbu <3
This is pretty much the exact advice I give to people.
Also: to find different art directors and publishers and studios if you don’t already have some in mind, look at the client lists of artists who are working in the field you want to work in. :)
Extra tip: if you speak any languages besides English, your pool of possible commissioners just got bigger. Research the market in countries other than US if you’re able to (you can probably contact these people in English anyway, but researching their contact details might prove difficult).
(I don’t usually post this stuff on this blog, but this seemed like a good time to make an exception)
People ask me very often how to get started as a freelance illustrator and how to find work — I’ll post some more personal advice about that at some point, but these are really great tips for a start that apply to everyone! (I would move Behance to the Mandatory category though)