I try not to make a habit of writing journals unless I have something to say that isn't so open-ended and all over the place like this, but here goes;
Fresh out of art school, I'm starting to pick up on the kind of brand I've made for myself, and it's one of... poor quality, unrepresentative of what I actually want to be doing with my training. All the kinds of things that I want to do, that I want to be paid to draw, I've realised, I haven't built my portfolio around. I built my portfolio around (mostly?) all-ages, cartoony, really 'stock' sort of characters and designs. I'm actually really saddened by my lack of going near anything I reall
I have the privelege of getting some pretty fantastic professional advice on a regular basis. This saves me from stumbling along, into and only barely around the pitfalls of the industry; I'm grateful to these friends I have (that often double as teachers), and I feel the need to pass advice on to anyone who might read these journals.
I recently had someone pitch a large project to me at 1/3rd of a reasonable price. Now, when I pointed out exactly how much work would be involved in the project (an undertaking that would span the better part of a year), I was given tales of other artists who were content to work for very little, if anything a