- tumblr post attempting to make a fairly obvious point: LISTEN UP MOTHERFUCKERS IMMA BOUT TO TELL YOU SOME SHIT
- me: chill
this would probably hurt sousuke’s shoulder pretty badly, i’m so sorry baby
I saw this post and had to draw something for it… i went a bit overboard tho
A young, aspiring illustrator recently asked me how to become a full time freelancer. The answer is murky at best and provides no quick route to a stable career, but I’d like to think I learned a thing or two over the last fifteen-ish years that’s worth repeating.
I was lucky in that I started a blog before most folks were actively doing so. I posted a ton of work for at least five years before I got noticed from folks like Nike. It’s a numbers game. The more you put out into the ether, the better chance that the right people will see it.
Make a lot of work. Post it everywhere. Ev-er-y-where. Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Google+, Youtube, Twitter, Reddit, group blogs, art forums, sites whose content needs align with your work’s subject matter, and your own site.
If shotgunning the work into the world is half the battle, networking is the second. You’ll get notice eventually if you keep pumping out work, but develop a peer group in the meantime. These co-illustrators are more likely to get you your first gigs than anything else. You can’t go wrong with meeting, knowing, and being nice to a lot of people. Much of the time my success feels like a karmic reprieve for not being a dick.
Do the work. Make so much work that it’s persuasive as a body and speaks FOR you. Accept failures. Hell, accelerate the rate at which you fail. It’s the quickest route to learning what you need to do. And pretty soon you’ll have a base of fans or peers, or, if you’re lucky, both, that are open to what you’re creating.
That’s worth more than a big client or two. None of the work I’ve done for big clients has ever gotten me big clients. I didn’t even bother to put it into my portfolio when I was actively soliciting freelance clients half of the time. The esoteric, personal, honest stuff always has.
Be honest in your work. Make a shit-ton of it. Be nice to people.
John William Godward, Athenais. 1908, oil on canvas. Private collection.
Nirco Castillo SS14
Drake and Nicki shopping in the corner store vlog. Lmao. this is hilarious and cute.
I’m srry y’all have to look at my face so often but I have nothing better to do and I got new hair I’m excited to have bangs
getting outfit inspirations from anime characters
it’s not a phase mom it’s an era
and textless, for your waifu body pillow fantasies
so in addition to not wearing any face make up (aside from brows/lips/eyes), i’ve been trying to clean my face with all natural products just so my skin can soak up clean alternatives rather than taking the chance on chemicals because of how horribly i’ve been breaking out lately. that, and i’m cheap and need a quick fix.
i’ve been washing off my makeup and face with coconut oil (cooking oils are honestly better than any drugstore makeup remover i’ve used lol) and toning my face twice a day with some diluted apple cider vinegar. i think i’ll do a sugar + olive oil scrub tonight to exfoliate (maybe — i still have a lot of sores on my face that i don’t want to reopen). i’ve also been dabbing lemon juice on my scars to hopefully lighten/heal them.
the difference hasn’t been huge, but it’s there! i took some pictures of my skin today so i think i’ll continue this for about a week, with maybe some slight changes, just to document if a real change is actually happening~
the real challenge is just trying to keep my hands off my face…
love and support and celebrate fat girls who don’t have a booty or like in general fat girls with the fat in places that never get celebrated p l e a s e for the love of everything that is good in this world
like let’s not pretend curvy is a synonym for fat curvy is literally just this one specific socially acceptable way to be fat and I am getting increasingly frustrated about it