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Silk-Bound by alyandra
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Why are quality artists expensive?
In short, because you are also paying for all of the un-paid hours those artists spent researching, studying, practicing and honing their skills. For your average professional, that's thousands of hours. That's a lot of non-paid preparation time that needs to be made up for. That, and of course freelancers have to compensate for their financial insecurity and lack of employment benefits (think of a pension, sick leave, health insurance and paid holidays). This is, in a nutshell, why professional freelance artists are so expensive.
I'm just clearing this up for those people who ask for "pro-quality art" and are then surprised that they will need more than $20 to afford it.
It is also for those beginning freelancers who undersell themselves dramatically because they feel they should adapt to their clients' unwillingness to pay for their hard work. I know, I'm actually guilty of having done so myself and yes I lost the majority of the clients I had by doubling my prices, but I also
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I think everything is now up to date here. I'll try to keep it that way but... no promises. >__>

I'm more active on FurAffinity and even Tumblr, Twitter, and my new Facebook page.

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:iconlunarlueur:
Lunarlueur Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A terribly late thank you for the watch!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :love:
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:iconbrigand231:
Brigand231 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
*waves back*  Sorry, guess it's been ages since I've logged in here.  Hope all is going well on your end!
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:iconalyandra:
alyandra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorta kinda not really. >__> But hoping someone will finally call me back about a job.
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:iconbrigand231:
Brigand231 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
Fingers crossed that that goes well for you.  Sometimes not knowing can be worse than knowing.  :(

If this one doesn't pan out it's because there's something better waiting for you.
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:iconalyandra:
alyandra Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm hoping so.
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Kazulgfox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for the watch!
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:iconalyandra:
alyandra Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
np! Loved seeing all the pics of your Hogger going around!

Congrats as well! That's a great win!
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:iconkazulgfox:
Kazulgfox Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
aww thanks //^^//
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Carota17 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017   General Artist
Thanks for the watch! ^^
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kimikohime Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why wasn't I watching you before. :|
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