Hi guys, how are you? Wishing all the best for yourselves and those close to you on behalf of myself and the Friendsies. How are you doing so far? Any new projects or achievements in your life you might want to talk about?
OK, time for our favorite part of every end of month, the feature! Remember that each comment you left during the month on any drawing from my gallery equals one of your deviations making it to this list and therefore some extra exposure. So don't hesitate to keep participating month after month! And the more you comment, more of your deviations will make it here. Enjoy not only your own but also those of fellow commenters!
The group where regular commenters have decided to exchange their feature slots.
And welcome to our newest watcher!
This month I discovered a couple of great mentors who are also on the art and illustration scene on a more professional level. Still haven't contacted them directly, so far I've signed up to their newsletters and in the case of one of them, purchased their freelance artist advice course. Here they are in case you also want to check them out:
A former Disney illustrator who now has an awesome podcast about the hypes and struggles of being a visual artist, and a self-paced and very affordable digital painting course.
Ran into him thanks to one of Oatley's many podcasts, and while his art is totally different from ours (more environmental with a darker theme), still a great place to go especially for his art of freelancing course.
While they might be lacking the "live off your passion and your own terms with your online business" mantra that others promote on a more general sense, it's also great to hear some encouragement from people who are specifically where you want to be, don't you think?
If you know about more folks like them or similar advice like the one they give, please let me know. Now more than ever, I'm really serious to push the Friendsies out there more and while dA has been great during all these years, it definitely can't be the only place to find them. Why didn't I start much earlier?
See you again on next month's feature and take care!