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Freelancing Sucks

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2008, 7:20 PM
It's awesome sometimes. But other times it means weeks of empty pockets, cupboards etc.

(I'm open for commissions.)


Here's an awesome tiger: www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/…

3 Days Later, The Art of Paul Davey

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  • Listening to: a nigga need food
  • Reading: reddit.com
  • Eating: sardines and tuna and shit
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:iconhuxtiblejones:
huxtiblejones Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Damn man, reading this is weirdly relevant to me. I'm a sophomore Illustration student and over the past month I've had like a mental breakdown just from the paranoia of future instability. I'm just not sure if I could survive in such a free-moving world (partially because I'm cynical and partially because I'm terribly prone to procrastinate).

Even just one pearl of wisdom on this subject would mean loads to me, I feel consumed by it sometimes. What's it like starting out? How did you adjust to it?
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mattahan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
If you've ever done any work for any friends family or whatever, then you've already started. Just imagine that on a larger scale. The biggest problem is promotion, but there are agents for that.

You'll be fine, just be a better accountant than me.
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BillyNunez Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
agreed.
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sensei324 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hey paul when you said any suggestions on new music I have one myspace.com/pressuretank listen and tell me what you think!!
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klid19 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
i feel u bredren, i gotta stalk dudes for my dough. and the money definitely doesnt flow like i'd like it to.
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Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I know dude. I'm considering contracting a leg-breaker to collect on owed commissions, this shit is too much of a hustle for me to handle by myself.
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snowmask Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, nice tiger.
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:iconjevinart:
jevinart Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
hey, paul -- welcum to the world of the self-employed!! hehehe. totally am wiv ya, pal....
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:iconbraise:
Braise Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist
That's a wicked tiger.
I youtube'd "a nigga need food", btw.
Interesting results..
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:iconmattahan:
mattahan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
interesting indeed, I was referring to this though [link]
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:iconbraise:
Braise Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist
Dang.
You're into the underground political hiphop scene? Listen to old school frequently? I like the other version of that song too.
[link]
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:iconmattahan:
mattahan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
actually dead prez. digable planets, and nas are the limits of my political hiphop collection. any further suggestions?
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huxtiblejones Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Immortal Technique is pretty good stuff. A little bit on the conspiracy theory side sometimes, but that just makes it an interesting ride! Aesop Rock, while not necessarily political all the time, is real nice too.
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:iconbraise:
Braise Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist
Question: What do you do to get by? Do you have a part-time job of some sort? If I were to ever consider being a freelance artist, what would I have to deal with?
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omicroniangeek Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand 100%, I am in need of new clients as well!
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g3m1n1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
goodness. that's a lovely tiger.
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devgear Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
I'd love a commission from you.

Note me witha price list if you wish!
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:iconcloxboy:
Cloxboy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Sure beats having a boss. :)
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:iconmattahan:
mattahan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No doubt :)
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GH-MoNGo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional
I feel ya, bro.
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