I'm not going to lie: I found this website out of sheer desperation.
Most people pick a side of the brain and stick with it. As a high school science teacher, 93 year old Nate Sloan, made a life that continually crossed between the artistic and mathematical hemispheres of his brain.
So, to start things off, what are artist commissions? Basically, you'll pay an artist to create a work of art in their medium choice. Typically, if it's on the internet, it's digital commissions. I happen to do this myself. The mediums I chose are traditional pen, paper, and colored pencils or markers, and the most popular: digital media. You may have many questions still, and hopefully I'll answer them, so let's dive on in and learn something new!
This article is written in dedication to my lovely wife Alexandra who is proud to be launching her "Painted Symphony" store on Etsy.
So… for the last couple of weeks I have been applying to jobs (and careers of course) with the hopes that I would be able to snatch something comfortable and close to home. Everyone wants that perfect place that they actually look forward to going to every day and that their work is not work, but just another thing they love to do…. that’s what I crave. Since I graduated from with my Masters in ’15, I have been in a rut. I have been looking for writing jobs and, of course, as all writers do, I have turned to the internet while using the outlet of a blog.
I want to start this off by saying this article is not intended to guilt trip you. I do not need your sympathy, I merely ask you to see things from my point of view, and get a new perspective on what it's like to be an artist, especially as someone who doesn't have another source of income and is currently unable to work. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I have written quite a few books/stories and lately, I have realised that most of my main characters have some sort of dark, depressed side to them. Writing my characters and their stories are so easy and free-flowing but when I started a new book, I wanted my character to be so free-spirited and uplifting, yet, it's been so hard to even start! I spent months planning it and normally I would be quite far into the storyline in the time it has taken me to write the first chapter!
"Chase your dream." That always sounded like a good idea when I heard it in inspirational movies or telling it to other people. But now that it's my turn, its daunting. However, I am determined. If I'm gonna do this I have to give it all that I've got.
I might be overstepping a line somewhere, but I’m going to go ahead and write this anyways. I should probably preface that I do not have any tattoos myself, but I find this an interesting discussion that should be addressed a bit better than it has been in the past.
I remember my senior year of high school vividly. It was a ruthless quest on my part for an untarnished GPA and a podium speech that would surely find itself woven into a Rom-Com screenplay one day. Most important of all was having an answer to the perpetual question, "Where are you going to college?" I'd almost be better off saying "I haven't decided yet" than rattling off an unknown institution. I'm fairly certain I chose my first university (yes, I said "first") purely based on my need for the approval of my elders, teachers, and peers.
What is it like being a Graphic Designer?