Hey look, it's deviantART's 14th birthday! And for that, I see that I can finally do art features oAo!! So here we go, some things that are important to me as an artist and a viewer both:
FREELANCING TIPS: Good jobs and bad jobsThe world of freelance business is populated with all types of clients and artists. If you are a freelancer or a potential client, you will eventually start to recognize the early signs of good and bad job situations. There are some tips and notes below that may help you recognize these signs sooner and therefore improve your ability to connect successfully with good job partners. A client or artist will seldom display all of the good or bad signs described below. However, watching for the following list items may help you to assess a potential workmate as a good risk or a bad one BEFORE work begins. Similarly, if you strive to embody the positive characteristics listed below, they may help you to attract better clients/artists and engage in more successful and fulfilling partnerships.
Good qualities in a CLIENT/ JOB AD:
Client seems polite and professional and reasonable.
Client knows what she/he wants and describes the work clearly.
Client displays good spelling, grammar and p
FREELANCING TIPS: Good job and bad jobs by FriendlyHand: As someone who wants to work on using her art to make money, I find this extremely helpful because it makes me realize both pros and cons to doing so, as well as giving tips on what to look out for.
COMMISSION: IkitsumiDaminito by hammertheshark: The first thing I've ever commissioned, and it was for the OCs that belong to my best friend and I. Seeing this makes me happy that I can see Kimiyo and Shiki in someone else's art style--and a style that's not Anime, for that matter--and it motivates me to keep writing the story that has these two.
Passion by HeartGold: I met HeartGold on the PokeCommunity Forums a long time ago--and never realized how much of an amazing artist she was for someone so young. Seeing this sort of work made me wonder what the heck I was stalling so much for (and still am), but she was super-nice and I just love seeing the hard work she puts into such a beautiful piece.
Making of RD Comic by TamarinFrog: This one has been a humongous help to me for awhile--it's what made me go and get Photoshop and taught me a bit of the features that made me wonder how a fancomic series I love so much had such good quality, and made me want to change my art style to digital (because I lacked confidence in digital art due to not knowing how to use a lot of programs).
Curly Pie 99 by Sir-Doomy: This one speaks to me on a bit of a personal level because I just hit 22--I'm still mediocre in everything I do, I'm still searching for a job, I'm behind in college (most of my friends that're my age have graduated with their Bachelor's and I don't even have my Associate's, plus my grades got me suspended (again), and I wonder where exactly I went wrong when thinking about my future...? (But other than the blah sob story, this guy's comics always cheer me up and I love the art style--also games. Aww yeah.)