I'm amazed, dazed, and happy altogether!
On this last month, I 'discovered' DA's Job Offers Forum, and after a couple (or a lot of) of notes and e-mails, I've got some jobs
And I also got some jobs for my fiancé and I, so we can take to reality our dream - to have a Game Art Studio. We still have some issues with that - neither of us can invest all our time in this, my BF with his job far away from here, and me with college, and being lazy and featherbrained.
What am I doing? Mostly spriting, tilesets, two comic pages, character design (and then spriting + animating), artwork for games... This is awesome. Not only because I'm getting paid for my work (those are my first paid jobs, I'm so proud), but also because I have so much fun and I LOVE doing this. I also had some bad experiences (I wouldn't recommend looking for jobs here on DA, really), but that is for another journal.
So, I'm making up my portfolio on the go. As usual, I don't have any worthy works on my gallery (kids, that's not how it's done), so everything I did in this month sums up to show what I can do. I hope to upload some of it here
(wow... just one month since I/we started with this??)
I'm so, so, so happy. Just half an hour ago I was feeling nervous and axious about not being good enough, about having panic and not finishing what I have to do... and then TeknoMaX
told me he trusted me and that he knows I'll finish everything as needed (with his I'm-right-and-you-can't-discuss-it voice). And just after that I received two e-mails, from a hirer and a work partner. I feel so good about this
I think I can make a living out of this - and I think that we can follow our dreams if we focus on learning (and, why not, earning some money) .
Those are my news for all this time, and that's why I was being so inactive lately (stalking the forums in the shadows to be prepared when an offer that I like comes up, is a full-time job, heh)
Well, when I make some more progress, and when our hirers/coworkers autorize us, I'll tell you more about these projects here.