WaterWhat is acceptance?More Like This
But letting the river
Take you somewhere else.
Yet how would it be?...
Row against the current -
- Embrace the unknown.
Dear visitor, here's something from me to you...Maybe you didn't know this about me... I'm a person of faith. And if I managed to capture your attention, even if only for like a few seconds, I'd like to tell you something... A story? I'm sure you've heard the story before - the one about how my dear Savior died on a cross for us 2000 years ago - and that's why I wish to tell you something else. You see, lately I've learned a few things. Things I would love to share with you! So here I go:More Like This
...I knew that I had an awesome God before, too. But I wasn't aware of the power of prayer. I believed prayer worked and that God could do great things. But I didn't know how much it was needed. To be honest, I do not know yet either, how much (how much it is needed and neither of it's super-power). But you, my dear, need to know that... God can do great things for you. He can restore your life. He can lift you up... As David says: "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presen
My deviantART StoryHappy Birthday dAMore Like This
Okay, so I've always been interested in art, but I didn't get seriously into it until last year. I remember drawing a few portraits to give to my friends as gifts, and they all told me that I had a talent for it (or something). After that, I decided that I wanted to get my artwork out there, and to get tips on how to improve. My parents suggested that I join this site. I was kind of reluctant to at first...but now I'm very happy that I did. I've met some very awesome people (many of whom I like more than my real-life friends), looked at art that has really inspired me, and I think I've learned a lot of new things that have helped me improve my own artwork. So yeah, that's my story. Kinda lame.
Now I shall show you my improvement...
I don't have any of my really early drawings on dA (maybe I should upload some, just for the laughs) BUT THEY WERE REALLY BAD. All the pe
Beauty In This WorldLife has been quite cruel lately by taking two special people, from us on dA and the world. Everyone seems to be just hanging on. So, I thought it would be nice to have a little reminder of how beautiful this world can be.More Like This
Celestial Patterns by DrewHopper
Leah by AnjaMillen
The Green Gully by DrewHopper
Angleter from Tersk studfarm by Vikarus
Oc 076 by duongquocdinh
Magenta Katydid by melvynyeo
Sen Tuyen 089 by duongquocdinh
Little Owl by Jamie-MacArthur
Alien Plant by Nitrok
Kopstein's Bronzeback by melvynyeo
Memorable by IvanAndreevich
I dedicate this to my boo
Finding Freelance work: pricing and self doubt!Why don't I get enough freelance work? Are my prices too high? I see these types of questions on Deviant Art a lot. Whether you are just starting out or you have been freelancing for a while, there is a good chance that you can improve your workload and income by applying a little bit of self confidence and assertiveness.More Like This
1) Don't wait for work to find you. Go find work. Read job ads. Find jobs that suit your skills. Also adapt your skills to match the jobs you find... That's very important. If you can provide a style or service that other artists can't match, that gives you an advantage. Make a list of freelancing sites and other sites with job advertisements. You can find some of them here: http://friendlyhand.deviantart.com/journal/#/d52v4i3 Keep track of which sites provide the BEST job leads for you and visit them regularly. Be prompt when applying for jobs. Some clients will take days to pick an artist but other clients will choose from the first few applicants.
Am I ready to start freelancing?Hi,More Like This
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art and providing that art... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
I earn my living as a freelance artist. Finding freelance work involves hours of work producing art, but also hours of work finding new jobs and corresponding with clients each week. It requires a certain amount of (artistic skill,) confidence, patience, organization, motivation, and perseverance. Some clients have a very clear vision for their project and can describe it well. Others are a bit disorganized or unmotivated requiring extra effort on my part (and some clients should just be avoided completely). Even if you