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On semi-hiatus

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 2:04 AM


Hello everyone ! First of all, I want to thank you for all the feedback and the support you gave me since I arrived on DA ! I have reached 200 watchers and will very soon have 10 000 page views. Both are huge achievements for me and give me great motivational boosts :)

You may have noticed that I haven't been very active on DA during the last weeks. I would like to explain you why, and I hope you'll understand. Basically, I'm entering the last semester of my studies, which are totally unrelated to art. This means that in 6 months or so, I'll start working, which has triggered a lot of questioning.

During the last two years, drawing and painting have taken an ever growing place in my heart. I've started to spend more and more time doing art, to the point I spend nearly all my free time practicing. Therefore I've began to consider very seriously the idea of starting a freelance illustration business. I would like to take advantage of my last months as a student to give a real boost to my skills, as I won't have enough time to practice that much when I'll start working.

Moreover, I need to get familiar with the administrative part of the business. I'm looking into which status I need to have, I'm writing contracts samples, I'm building an online portfolio, and such, so that I could start accepting paid work in parallel to my regular job. So this is the reason why I don't comment and respond as often and as much as before :(

I hope you'll understand. Art is really important to me. At the very least I want to try to become a professional artist, so that even if I fail at it, I won't regret anything ! Thanks again for your comprehension :hug:


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Naikkoh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bon courage pour ces projets et peut-être à bientôt en vrai au Japon ce printemps :)
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oui, j'espère que tu apprécieras le pays et ton séjour !
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Yetinia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
That sounds like a really exciting hiatus. I wish you luck in your professional pursuits into the arts~! :D I know the feeling well and I hope it stays with you even as you venture into the more business side of art. :aww:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much ! :D
I hope I won't hate the business side too much :XD:
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Clo-well Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
Tiens tiens ^^ J'te soutiens de tout coeur dans ce projet! Mais profite quand même du Japon!
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup :)
Oh ne t'inquiète pas, j'ai encore deux trois projets de prévus pour mon dernier semestre =p
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theLostSindar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Congrats on the watchers and pageviews – you totally deserve it!  And best wishes to you as you finish your studies and work toward a career in art.  I have no doubt you can go far between all the skill and growth you’ve shown, and how much you clearly love art.  You go for it and don’t worry about not being able to check in as often.  You have my full support! :heart: :hug:

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Aliciane Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
I read somewhere that a freelance business is about 30% art, 30% paperwork, and 40% marketing. I'll have to work on those last two points :XD:
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acetea-san Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bon courage et bonne chance Aliciane! je te souhaite la réussite \o/!!
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup ! :)
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