Hi! I got your prints I ordered from INPRNT, and they've been on my wall for less than 48 hours and I've already gotten compliments from my roommate and from friends (over video chat). They look amazing, even more beautiful than the online pictures suggest. They're a delight and make me smile every time I see them. Love your work!
Oh great! Glad you got them safely this time!!
Aw and that’s lovely to hear, thank you! And I’m glad they turned out well. I really appreciate the support c:
So my part time job is now a full time job with pretty irregular working days. So I’m gonna have to change my art plans again.
Trying to do longer digital paintings is absolutely not working. I can maybe get a 1 to 2 hours block of working in a night and i’m pretty tired from standing up all day so my concentration and decision making is …not great. I might try to do studies and little practice paintings after work but I probs wont upload these. And watercolours on my days off. So I don’t get too rusty but yeah art updates are really going to slow down until the contract ends in January.
I usually try to get etsy orders out twice every week but depending on my schedule it’ll likely only be once per week.
Not gonna lie, if I knew it would end up like this I wouldn’t have taken the job. But because of covid lock-downs the company is unlikely to take on more staff so I doubt I’ll be kept on. So I’ll just have to power through this and get paid while I can. Feeling rough cause I hate retail. I’m a slow working introvert so Christmas retail is hell but there isn’t anything else I can do. But Its not the worst thing all things considering. I’m lucky I got this position in the first place! Plus, once its over I’ll have some savings so I can relax and concentrate on my portfolio.
Ps. This isn’t a dig at the manager. I’m really grateful for the employment and they can’t control the situation with multiple staff off sick. Plus me being employed at the absolute worst time.
Managed to get a part time job!!!
Just got it this morning and I’m starting on Thursday! I’m so relieved cause job hunting was starting to feel pretty hopeless. Its with a company I’m familiar with so I’m pretty happy about it.
Its a Christmas temp job so I’m going to take advantage of this as much as I can and just focus on portfolio work in my spare time until it ends. So i’m closing commissions until January. Sorry if anyone was thinking about getting one! I’ll still be running my etsy store and I might do the odd adoptable.
Speaking of etsy. I’m aware I’m running low on the monster hunter charms, so I’ve ordered some more and I’ll hopefully get them soon! I’ve also ordered some new stickers.
I think I’m going to have to dial back the mythical bird zine into something smaller. The a4/a5 sizes are just taking a bit too long to make and this was just supposed to be a fun little project. I like the idea of just doing mini watercolours cause they’re just so satisfying to do and I can usually get them done in a day or two. Also the idea of a mini a6 printed zine is pretty cute.
I’ve got a couple of slots open! And I would absolutely love to draw any spooky Halloween themed commission ideas. Or monsterfying your characters, anything like that!
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You’ve probably noticed I’m experimenting with digital again. I feel a bit more confident in my painting so I’m ready to try and tackle it again. Partly for portfolio and employment opportunities and partly to learn about rendering and lighting. The thing that’s most daunting to me is the amount of choice with digital. I don’t really know what “look” to go for. So it’ll probably take some more awkward experimenting to find something that feels right. But for folk who like my watercolours, don’t worry! I plan to keep going with them along side my digital work. And I’m still working on that mythical birds zine!
Not much luck on the job hunt, which is expected with covid. I got a couple of interviews but that’s it. And not gonna lie, I don’t really want a retail job during covid. But I’m getting worried about my future. Its made me want to try for some entry level generalist art jobs again, which is why I’m thinking about portfolios.