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August 30th, 2012 #1
Could I be looking for work at my current skill level?
I'm not that great of an artist yet. I was looking through some of the freelance listings over at jobs.conceptart.org out of curiosity and I felt as if I could handle some. If I ever decided to do a job, I would do one just for the experience and just continue studying naked bodies and fruit all day like I've been because I know that's what I should be focusing on.
Hopefully you'll forgive me if I sound ahead of myself or if I'm in the wrong section
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Depends what work. I don't see any environments or actual illustrations, just people standing with empty backgrounds so I really wonder can you handle a job that requires those? Or a computer that can handle stuff for printing work if those are needed? Do you feel ready?
August 30th, 2012 #3
Yeah I do feel ready but only for some of the character design listings. I just worry about my skill level through other people's eyes and the bigger fish that might be swimming around the listings I'm looking at. I don't know how it all works because I'm so new to this side of art.
August 30th, 2012 #4
Well, the worst that can happen is you submit your portfolio and get rejected... So if you see a listing you think you could handle, why not submit and see?
If you start getting work, well, then you're ready for that type of work. If you get nothing but rejections, you know you're not ready.
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August 30th, 2012 #5
I'll be honest - work on improving rather than applying. I would say you have a couple years of dedicated study ahead. Work from life as much as you can, study gesture, basic drawing fundamentals, media techniques and presentation. Continue to develop your imagination and rely less on derivative styles and copying current trends.
You're on the right track and have pottential...now just do what it takes to realize it.
August 30th, 2012 #6
If ya gotta ask. . .
And, no I won't provide traffic to an F'in' DA account by somebody who doesn't have a CA SB or any other participation in the community.
August 30th, 2012 #7
Well you could...
...but the better question is, if you should.
August 30th, 2012 #8
If it were your money, would you hire you?
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August 30th, 2012 #11
There is a wide range of options out there in the art world. The sci-fi/fantasy genre is probably the most technique intensive. Take a look at the sheer volume of professional artists that draw at the grade school level and make a living. You just need to find where your work fits. I think that you're already better than some of the professional artists out there.
If you really want to start working in the art field right now... Don't focus on the hardest art field to succede in. Condsider some of the other easier art markets first.
August 30th, 2012 #12
Thank you for your answers everybody
August 30th, 2012 #13
Florgenstein: Fair enough!
And, I think "Elwell's Razor" is a damn fine standard.
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