Moar updates >
Firstly, I'm turning 18 in three days aaaaah !! Meaning I can possibly finally make my business fully registered and whatnot, which is a big step as a young entrepreneur! So that's pretty awesome and all.
Also, my sister has been kind enough to offer to help me build and code a website for my art, which will also be functioning as my online store when it's done! I'm happy to ship internationally, too, which is good news for all my lovely followers outside of Australia <3
Hopefully this will also give me a professional space to build a decent portfolio, so that I can (eventually) start looking for a permanent job in the art and design industry, assuming my studio doesn't pick up to the point where I can live off my earnings comfortably.
At the moment I'm in the process of designing and creating the header and buttons that will go on the site, and once they're done it should be easy enough to build the actual site!
I also just started the new study period of my BA, so I've been busy with that. I'm doing a modern sculpture class at the moment as well as studying professional communications, so that's something a bit out of the ordinary that's helping to expand my thinking.
As far as personal art goes, I'm finally getting around to giving Layla her own, proper ref sheet, which should be done sometime today/tomorrow. Oh! And I finally got around to commissioning my very talented friend Ray for a con badge of her dressed as Sombra from Overwatch! Very very exciting ~
I'm also drafting up a few personal projects including a zodiac series I'll (hopefully) be starting soon, those will be posted here when I get around to doing them.
On the business side of things, I'm really having trouble getting commissions and selling art pieces. I've been working for free a lot recently purely to try and gain exposure, but...it's really not working. I just see more and more people expecting me to work for free and it really gets me down. I've even been denied payment for design work for a few clients and...yeah. I won't start ranting but, I'm kind pissed off.
I now have decent internet though, so my patreon page is gonna be updated this week with new, shiny rewards, and there's going to be a supporters-only feed available there exclusively for all my baes <3
Anyways, time to kick my butt into gear for the day. Feel free to comment below if you are curious about anything, or just wanna chat!