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Mon Dec 28, 2015, 9:06 PM


that you could have more watchers, have greater art, have commissions, and be cooler than me? Cooler than other artists that are your idols, your inspiration. 

You can! heck most of you got the potential to be! Just have to deal with time and work. 

In the meantime, I decided to compile up my advice here into an easy access journal for all you guys. Some artists have commented on these as well sharing their experiences and though process. If you are ever bored or do want that information go ahead and give these a read! 

Commission Advice: 
1. Death Months (when commissions will always be scarce)
2. Drop Point Commissions (for those who wondering why they can't get cash) 
3. Know Your Limit
4. Be careful with Emergency Commissions
5. Know Your Audience
6. What is blacklisting? 
7. A time I couldn't sell my art
8. How do I price my art? 
9. Everything looks easier than it really is

Art Advice: 
1. Be careful of what you care about
2. Plan ahead for problems 
3. Make a portfolio
4. Do not take advantage of each other 
5. My old art : D 
6. Start out small
7. How to make a monster
8. How I understand Color
9. How to paint like me 
10. How taums came to be

Life Advice: 
1. Be honest with things
2. Money problems/budgeting
3. Advice from other people 
4. Leadership quality
5. Information about me
6. Take care of yourself
7. Things I've learned 
8. Job hunting advice
9. I, My, Me 
10. Being taken advantage of sucks


Some important ones I believe I needed to remind some peeps: 
I'll make a link to the side of my page for easy access of these as they grow! : D I hope they help, if you guys ever have any personal questions or need help don't hesitate to contact me. 

ALSO IF YOU DONT WANT TO DO HARD WORK AND TIME YOU CAN ALWAYS GO THIS ROUTE  Chasing Money and fame :D a how to.**thought i'd share with you guys my powerful awesome knowledge. (again)
Want money? want fame? 
Look whats popular out there! see it study it! copy it! Copy the hell out of it! 
Who cares about making your art good! if you can make cheap copies of what you want for money who caresss!! MONEY FAME MONNNEEEHHHH! 
PEOPLE WILL LIKE YOUUU! yes! just by this you can get all the favs and watches and all the popularity!  
JUST FOLLOW MY FOOTS STEPS AND I SHALL LEAD YOU TO THE FAME AND MONEEEHHH 
Who cares about doing art for yourself. Who cares about studying up and making your art better and nicer! its not about art! NO. NEVER. its about selling adopts for the rest of your life. 
Anatamy? WHat You don't need that shit! Kick it to the curve. Anime is all you need! since thats popular!!  
Also remember to use other peoples ideas!! : D I've given someone ideas before!  They gets lots of money for it! SO you guys can follow that same path! 
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Cinnmandias Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student General Artist
why are you such a kind person <3 Thank you so much for a master list of all your fantastic advice <3 <3
seriously your amazing
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fff x//d its all the stuff i learned i hope to just make it a little easier on you guys so you dont have to find out the hard way 
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Adallie Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank for making this a master post
I luv ya Cyn!
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem .///w. luv ya too Bro hug 
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Adallie Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
;D
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CAT-BOAT Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this, I can't wait to give them all a read through! <3
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bro hug thank you! if you ever have any questions just give me a boop
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CAT-BOAT Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome! ;w; :hug:
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Frostpeltwolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Bless this and bless you for always being so freaking helpful and amazing ;o;
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just want to help ya guys out X//d.. its easier than learning the hard way 
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Frostpeltwolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Woshiwoosh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is pretty helpful ( I need to get a paypal soon-)
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.//w. i'm glad!! and yass 
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awnn no problem, just wanted to help some peeps out. I know i've struggled with this and learned the plum hard way, if i can make it easier for you guys i'll try to smooth out the road a bit the best i can. 
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teacupbird Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
it's definitely very much appreciated! <3
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princepupper Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for putting the time into making this!
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awnn no probs! if i can save people some time i'll do me best! 
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSS : D SHARE ALL THE KNOWLEDGE 
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Spagooter-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, thank you so much for sharing this with us, and taking the time to do so. :) <3
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem, just want to help peeps get away or learn from mistakes i've done or my friends have done over the years. ahaha u///u may you art better than me all the time! 
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Spagooter-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really kind of you to do that. :)
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ask-the-springang Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if we lack means of getting money?

How can you get to be known WITHOUT having to sell anything?
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did. I got known for my art without selling. 

I only sold after when someone asked me if they could buy. 

its called making a portfolio. Its.. a very important thing. Something that all artists should make for themselves. 
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ask-the-springang Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok.


Thank you!
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you ever curious about that stuff i would suggest a good google, some of the highest class art portfolio sites is like.. www.artstation.com/ these guys do their portfolio as part of their resume for applying for jobs. If you treat a portfolio serious you will be taken seriously! :D 
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ask-the-springang Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

Means a lot to me that you actually took your time to help me!
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S-VAM Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I appreciate the effort you go to with writing these pearls of great wisdom. Keep going, momma!
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ill keep rolling if you guys keep on rolling!
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EarlyOctober Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for writing those Love ! I've read all of them and they struck me as a very sound advice.
You would think that this stuff would be obvious but many times it just gets lost :(. And I feel it was a really good thing for me, to read those and remind myself of what I should care about.
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its like when you play a video game. Its so common to skip the walkthrough or guide to figure it out yourself. But sometimes ya forget how to jump or what buttons does what.

This is that small guide book that will always be accessable when you need it : D
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EarlyOctober Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes It probably doesn't help that I'm a person who tends to skip all the tutorials by default and then cranks the difficulty :P.
So for the upcoming year; I really need to stay focused a little bit more.
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Pepperoonie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Preach hap uvu
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-sings obnoxiously-
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No u niace
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BerylOwl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015   General Artist
Thank you very much for all your advice. Heart 
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thabk you for reading and taking it! I used to only give this advice to my best friend but i learned it fell on deaf ears.

Having people willing to take what ive learned is an honor that ill gladly take.
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MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"Know your limit" I am learning xD I have stopped everything to finally finish with my to do list, on 2016 I will place an specific limit or just open a few slots on commissions or ych's and once I'm done with those open them again :'D but never do this again xD T-T
And probably open a bank account to open cash commissions :) going to use money gram or other money transaction that is not paypal.

PS: And once I am done, I will probably take time to make my own art :D I want a little space for my likes xD
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Space for yourself is amazingly fresh. I hope you do manage to make some time!!
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MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I agree!
And thank you very much, I hope so too :'D
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Jade-Merciful Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Bless you for all of your advice, I've stopped arting with the hope of other people noticing what I'm doing, and am instead sticking to arting for me.
I want my art to convey what I intended it to, so that's all that needs to be there ^w^ my character with the love I intended to give them.

Thanks to your words of wisdom, I've been focusing a LOT more on my comic works, so that I can hopefully start posting pages soon ^w^
I can't wait to finish my comics, so I can see my characters how I picture them in my head on paper.
I can't wait to finish my comics, for me. So I have them forever :heart:
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LINK ME WHEN YOU GET THE COMIC UP X//d heck ping me whenever you are proud of something you've drawn I wouldn't mind having a good look at what you can do when you art for yourself. (heck this goes for anyone!) 
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Jade-Merciful Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
^///^ Okay! I'll make sure I do!
You are such a super sweetie :heart:
Makes me super inspired =D

You are the most positive and kind hearted person I've ever had the pleasure of speaking to ^w^
Thank you for just, existing and being you!
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awnn... Thank you, I'm glad i excist now too.
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Jade-Merciful Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
You're welcome~
:heart: You're a sweetie.
^w^
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MayneStreet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cries
you're so nice for putting these together wtf
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Happy-sorry Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm mean and evil! I'm giving away all the secrets!! NO ONE IS SAFE NOW 

but .//w. i hope it comes to help you in your adventure of art. 
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