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Anna Moshak ą¶ž

Anna Moshak ą¶ž
@AizelKonArt

Nov 24
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Best advice for young artists that I can give: Don't start taking commission unless you absolutely have to. It's not worth it. Believe me. Just draw your own art for as long as you can. If you are financially okay, enjoy this time of freedom. Cherish it šŸ„²

You will not become a better artist by having more commissions. Quite opposite. You will be stuck drawing some generic portraits for the next 3 years. If you absolutely need to take commissions, diversify it. Add some backgrounds to your character art. You will thank me later.
And don't get me wrong - if you want to take personal commissions, just do it. I aint your parent. Especially if this is only your hobby. Do whatever you want. But if you want to become a professional, pay attention to your own wishes and preferences. And paint them.
Freelance is fine as long as you get normal commercial projects, that are diverse and challenging in some way. Private commissions are mostly generic pretty characters. It's fine if you want to draw pretty characters as a living. But
some people can confuse desire and comfort. Drawing subjectively beautiful characters is technically easy enough. An emotionally undeveloped teenager might think that's really what he wants. After all, it's so easy and enjoyable to do!
But some (myself among them) can get caught up in this comfort. Forgetting what really mattered to them. Maybe it was not individual characters, but entire fictional universes. But if one realizes this late, it becomes difficult to face challenges. It leads to burnout.
Anna Moshak ą¶ž

Anna Moshak ą¶ž

@AizelKonArt
Anna | 27 | she | šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡¦ Ukrainian freelance character artist and illustrator. Email: moshak.anna@gmail.com ā†“ Commissions, portfolio, prints ā†“
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