Is it possible to make a living as a freelance illustrator?
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^- Check out this ad on CA's art jobs section.
>I will expect a turn-around of 2-3 weeks per finished piece, depending on its complexity and the amount of back and forth communication between us. For this I am looking to pay $40 to $80 per finished piece, depending on the detail of the scene and the amount of characters.
>Due to some really disappointing experiences I initially prefer to pay after you present a low-res version of the finished piece, after payment you can send me the higher res art.
>Please only respond if you have a skill-level that matches the art in my sample [pic related]
Guy wants to pay $40 for illustrations like pic related, and, according to his tumblr, he's been getting 10 applications per hour. -> http://the-eternal-feast.tumblr.com/
If you look at his tumblr, he's apparently already hired some very decent artists to work for him for the pay rate he's offering (which comes out to less than $5 per day.)
Is this how desperate freelance artists are for work? Are competent illustrators really only worth $40-$80 per 2-3 weeks of work these days? Is freelance illustration a dead-end field, fit only for hobbyists with real jobs on the side or who live with their parents?
I've been noticing that every client who contacts me wants to pay $5-$10 per hour max, and if I ask for anything more, I never hear from them again. Is it because everybody in this field is so desperate for work that they accept literal sweat-shop wages?
Tutorials / infographics
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How about a thread for good tutorials / infographics? They can be of any sort, preferably ones you yourself found useful at some point.
As common as the meme "there are no shortcuts in art" is, technique is basically an artist's shorthand, and these can be taught. There are usually tips and tricks that are effective for learning, sometimes just simple things you wouldn't have thought of, some complex, so let's share some.
I'll start with some Loomis stuff because that seems pretty uncontroversial. I have folders of tutorials but most of them I saved when I was just starting out, so I might need to vet out the useless ones.