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Visa Denied + needing funds

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:48 PM


So my Indian Employment Visa was denied... I've spent 600 on it submitting it twice and over 900 on vaccinations since I'm uninsured. u_u I've put out a lot of money for this and it's not working out. My future employer and I are trying to figure out another way or something that might help facilitate the visa next time.

While I have money, i need to save it. It's all the money paid to me for shipping the comics, and I need another print run. So I can't spend that money. SO commissions and YCH are the only way.

I will be opening some full color YCH tomorrow. I am trying to get caught up on all my current commissions tonight and tomorrow. I wont be sleeping. I have inks and digitals and pencils to do. Expect lots of posts.

My standard commissions are open as of present. Please take a look and consider?

Normal Commission Guide - OPEN by Ahkward

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:iconjbailuk:
jbailuk Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of things I think they look on for visa's or well here Canada would deny if they felt the person didn't have enough money etc. However your employer's are going to support you with housing and living so I don't get why you were denied considering it isn't like you weren't able to be fine there. I don't get somethings like that. They could be doing it to get money,etc. So have the comics been postponed to send, or that's already shipped?

I'm debating what atm, but I think I'll get you to commission something for me Kat :)  Right now deciding what and stuck between either a Sketch one or ink ^   ^
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
And the comics are being shipped. I have to draw a sketch in each one, I have 90 sketches to make so they take time
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jbailuk Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can understand that. Sorry wasn't trying to rush you. I wasn't sure if I had read something right at the time, mainly due to being over tired so it was just me trying to confirm I read something right. I look forward to when you can, but no rush :) I know it'll be great and amazing and I'll cherish the hard work you put into it.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I've heard lots of people getting denied for no reason at all
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jbailuk Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's too bad. People need to be more honest and upfront about all of that,etc. I know it sure makes it confusing when no reasons are given.
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LibraLane Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm so sorry. i wish i wasn't so broke myself, i'd be commissioning so many artists right now.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the thought though.
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow man that really sucks. I'm still open to a collab if you'd like to sell one. I could do the parts that take more time so you can save money a bit faster ^^
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Inking takes a lot of time, and that's not really something you could do for me. lol Well, you could ink, but you can't make my hand move for me. XD Plus it really isn't fair to you and do most of the work and get half the money.

Thanks though.
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah if you specifically want to be the one inking it wouldn't work lol.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I would rather ink, but I could color it if you sketch and ink it. What do you normally sell your commissions for?
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think I normally sell about the same price as you, 30 for 1 character soft shading :)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe we could do something like that. Add a background and make it 50 even. What would you want to draw?
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm best with canines and felines but I can do any species. owl-flight.weebly.com/pg-digit… I can do a simple bg and you can add details to it (I'd probably give it to you looking much like the ych you recently uploaded but in my style) I really enjoy doing forest backgrounds so I could do something like that. It'd be a few days though cuz I'm having issues with my computer atm
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Alright, mh, as far as an idea, I could make the sketch, send it to you for approval before I post it. I love doing forests too so it'd be something I'd love to color.
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll order some commissions when I get home today (on my phone currently lol) Sorry to hear you're going through this :(
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate it, but only do so if you want to / have funds. I don't like seeing other people stress on money.
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PilafiaMadness Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Damn I'm really sorry to hear that. i was really hoping this would work out for you :(
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm still looking for other ways or something I can do to re-apply and be more successful.
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cianid255 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Well that sux Kat, I've also been getting everything in order here, the motorbike fully registered and getting the licences and hours. Ugh such a money pit, im sort of regretting it now but what can u do. I also have about 500 to my name now, well for a while since i still need to pay the licence fee's.

But i keep telling myself its worth it, so yeah. Keep working on it and if you can get a professional to tell you why and how you can make the visa go smoothly. That should help 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It is such a money pit.
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InTheStarlightGarden Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, that sounds really crap. Have they given you a specific reason for it being denied? D: Really hope it gets sorted for you! I've had all kinds of hell from immigration when I was volunteering, it's like they don't even care. They probably denied it because they know you'll apply again so they'll still get the moneys TnT
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
300$ isn't exactly burning in my pocket to be used to apply again. -facedesk-
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canobefnur Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. :C That sucks that the visa was denied. I hope it all gets sorted out soon!

Also since I've been contemplating about possibly getting a comission from you at some point (besides the one YCH), if I was to get a digital ink (or ink) could I color it myself if I wished? o:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes you could as long as credit was given.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I was under qualified.... my only guess is a BFA in Illustration isn't good enough for storyboarding and teaching art classes? ono i have no idea really.

I def don't have a lot of money. I have like, 500 tops right now. maybe to my name.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well if they want me to have money, they'll be waiting a whole freeaking year. I'm broke AF for having to buy vaccines, print comics, go to cons to even sell things, I have student loans (and I don't want to use up all my forbearance months yet). I am NOT staying at damn wallyworld for another year! I'd rather kill myself. Yeah, it's an Employment Visa, so I don't know what all they check. x-x
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I simply didn't meet professional qualifications. That's all I was told.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
no
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