So as some of you may or may not know, I have (after lots and lots of stress and hard times) finally broken into doing some professional freelance for a living. Nothing big yet, but I am grateful and happy for the baby steps in the right direction!
With that being said… After working at my current job for so many years and meeting amazing artists and people from all around the world, I am ready to take a leap into sustaining myself solely from my art. I have worked very hard to get this far (and still have a very long way to go before I can consider my art career a “success”! But I am continuing to strive for what I want to do), and I’m hoping I continue to find work in the industry. While I am building a bigger reputation and trying to get more work and experience under my belt, I will need you guys to help me get on my feet while I transition between my regular paying job to my new, less regularly paying artistic dream.
I officially leave my job on may 29th. It will be a sad goodbye to my coworkers and many of the people that have helped me over the years, but I hope that they continue to grow and flourish as well.
Starting June 1st, I will be opening commissions full time with the hopes of building up a queue that will sustain me on the side while I work on professional work and portfolio building.
When that time comes (and believe me, it’s super scary. I have no idea what to expect or what will happen, I’m just hoping for the best) any form of spreading the word to as many people as possible will be incredibly helpful and I would be so grateful. The best way to help me out if you can’t get a commission is simply reblogging my work and sharing my commission info with others. I hate asking people to reblog my work, but when my livelihood literally depends on my artwork, I really could use the extra help.
Being able to pay my bills every month and being able to contribute to household funds relies heavily on how many people are exposed to my work and how many people continue to commission me.
I may not be the best artist, but what I do has lots of love and time put into every piece. I hope it is enough to get me a step closer to my goals and dreams. And I am truly grateful for being able to get this opportunity and chance to express myself for millions of people to see and share.
These past few months have really enlightened me and my bouts of deep depression and uncertainty have been slowly fading away as I am feeling more confident about myself and my work. I hope to be ten times more frequent with art posts and daily doodles within the next month, and hope to share my creativity with everyone!
Lots of love,