I will say your art of Samus is literally one of the BEST pieces I've seen of her in a long time. Would you ever consider selling prints of it? I understand that its a gift and if you're not going to that's cool. I just thought I'd ask since it's so badass. :)

aahh I am actually REALLY BAD about selling prints of my stuff because I always feel guilty for it (for some reason). I understand artists selling their work for sure but I guess I feel too pushy?

I actually had a guy e-mail me directly about something for that Five Nights at Freddy’s drawing as well a few days ago, so uh, if I can figure out how the hell to open a store or something I’d be more than happy to sell stuff on it if people request it. Lemme see what I can do.

EDIT — okay, it looks like… the choices are between Storenvy, society6 and redbubble. S6 and Redbubble would be alright except they would be WILDLY EXPENSIVE and I dislike people paying that much. Storenvy sounds neater except I’d have to put a lot more work/time into getting stuff to you guys, but I’d be able to price it cheaper at least. :x we’ll see what I can do.

SO I FUCKING FOUND A CD FULL OF ARTWORK while I was moving stuff and omg I drew this stuff in 2004-2005. This was shit that went in my college portfolio. I am so ashamed. I drew some terrible characters. It’s just the worst.
I did redraw sketches of two of them, with some minor redesigns so they’d make sense/i was fucking lazy.
remember folks, if you think you’re terrible now, keep practicing and learning and one day you will be not as terrible
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SO I FUCKING FOUND A CD FULL OF ARTWORK while I was moving stuff and omg I drew this stuff in 2004-2005. This was shit that went in my college portfolio. I am so ashamed. I drew some terrible characters. It’s just the worst.
I did redraw sketches of two of them, with some minor redesigns so they’d make sense/i was fucking lazy.
remember folks, if you think you’re terrible now, keep practicing and learning and one day you will be not as terrible
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SO I FUCKING FOUND A CD FULL OF ARTWORK while I was moving stuff and omg I drew this stuff in 2004-2005. This was shit that went in my college portfolio. I am so ashamed. I drew some terrible characters. It’s just the worst.
I did redraw sketches of two of them, with some minor redesigns so they’d make sense/i was fucking lazy.
remember folks, if you think you’re terrible now, keep practicing and learning and one day you will be not as terrible
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SO I FUCKING FOUND A CD FULL OF ARTWORK while I was moving stuff and omg I drew this stuff in 2004-2005. This was shit that went in my college portfolio. I am so ashamed. I drew some terrible characters. It’s just the worst.
I did redraw sketches of two of them, with some minor redesigns so they’d make sense/i was fucking lazy.
remember folks, if you think you’re terrible now, keep practicing and learning and one day you will be not as terrible
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SO I FUCKING FOUND A CD FULL OF ARTWORK while I was moving stuff and omg I drew this stuff in 2004-2005. This was shit that went in my college portfolio. I am so ashamed. I drew some terrible characters. It’s just the worst.

I did redraw sketches of two of them, with some minor redesigns so they’d make sense/i was fucking lazy.

remember folks, if you think you’re terrible now, keep practicing and learning and one day you will be not as terrible

6sketches, TERRIBLE ARTWORK, TERRIBLE OCS, DEEP SENSE OF SHAME,

threnodrawing:

lethal, cool, ruthless, gorgeous— with a cute hobby. everyone go home. with saulia THE FOURTH, perfection has been achieved

i want to draw something fancier but i cant rn so……. BUT YOU GUYS SHOULD ALL READ CHAPEL ALSO RAN

saulia is my wife. palidoozy-art gave me their blessing

it’s true guys I officially declared it there’s evidence and everything

also omg this is fucking adorable

Source: threnodrawing

6for reals though, if you guys don't already know I am secretly a huge romantic, and go HNNGHHH at adorable lovey things, not my art, chapel also ran,


There was a bounty hunter in the depths of space;
And she could easily combine your stupid ass with your face.
Her name was Samus Aran and she would destroy metroids;
When she wasn’t totally pissed, she was extremely annoyed!


Inspired by Regretroid by Starbomb - x
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There was a bounty hunter in the depths of space;
And she could easily combine your stupid ass with your face.
Her name was Samus Aran and she would destroy metroids;
When she wasn’t totally pissed, she was extremely annoyed!


Inspired by Regretroid by Starbomb - x
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There was a bounty hunter in the depths of space;

And she could easily combine your stupid ass with your face.

Her name was Samus Aran and she would destroy metroids;

When she wasn’t totally pissed, she was extremely annoyed!

Inspired by Regretroid by Starbomb - x

6samus aran, metroid, samus, also serves as gift art for my boyfriend, who absolutely adores samus, and really kind of hates the direction she's gone in ;-;,

palidoozy-art:

chapelalsoran:

Chapter 03 - Page 07

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

LET’S GO ON AN ADVENTURE.

p.s. — as a side note, I regret to say I’ll have to take a two week hiatus. I’m pretty sure most followers know by now I’ll be moving, but it’s happening for sure within the next two weeks, so I need to get prepped. While I’d love to continue work on CAR, the quality would drop, and that’s nogood.

I’ll see you folks in two weeks! <3

;_; im a bad but ILL BE BACK.

p.s. no saulia does not understand listening comprehension.

Source: chapelalsoran

6chapel also ran, webcomics on tumblr, comics on tumblr, artists on tumblr, reblog,

chapelalsoran:

Chapter 03 - Page 07

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

LET’S GO ON AN ADVENTURE.

p.s. — as a side note, I regret to say I’ll have to take a two week hiatus. I’m pretty sure most followers know by now I’ll be moving, but it’s happening for sure within the next two weeks, so I need to get prepped. While I’d love to continue work on CAR, the quality would drop, and that’s nogood.

I’ll see you folks in two weeks! <3

;_; im a bad but ILL BE BACK.

p.s. no saulia does not understand listening comprehension.

Source: chapelalsoran

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On Cover Letters

kerrigore replied to your post:
Not against looking at those successful cover letters of yours. I don’t usually get feedback from the places I apply to, so every bit helps.

;_; yeah that can always be awful, especially as cover letters are this mysterious thing that’s kind of formulaic, but NOT formulaic.

When I write cover letters, I tend to set up a few goals:

  1. How did you find the role?
  2. What experience do you have that could be used to fulfill the role?
  3. What benefit will you give the company? Why are you kickass for this job?
  4. What benefit will the company give you? Why is THIS company the one you’d accept a job at?

It can be difficult, because if you’re a self-conscious motherfucker (like me!) you do need to puff yourself up a bit. You need to show confidence. Why should a company be confident in hiring you if you can’t even fake confidence in yourself?

Anyway uh okay okay onto the cover letters. Important disclaimer: these worked for me, but may not work in all instances. I’m not an HR person and I have no experience with that, so I can make guesses… but at the end of the day I have no true idea why these cover letters were singled out over others. And while I’m fine with using these letters as a comparison, do not rote copy them. Personalize them.

OKAY NOW ACTUALLY ONTO THE LETTERS. Note — turns out I only have 3 of them. I think the rest were handled through job portals, so they’ve been lost in the void. Still, hopefully these help.

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6kerrigore, long post, advice, palidoozy responds, palidoozy rambles,

Anon 'cause I'm a chicken. On the subject of people asking you stuff about getting Real People Art Jobs, is it possible to ask you to look at a website of one of ours? I saw you linked to your portfolio site, and I was wondering if you could look at mine and let me know if the site (not the content unless you wanted to) is decent? If it's too much work, I completely understand and apologize.
Anonymous

Yes! That’s perfectly fine. I can’t offer every single person 1-on-1 critique of their stuff, but I’m more than willing to look at portfolio sites (and resumes) privately and try to provide feedback.

I also don’t mind handing out cover letters I’ve used (including successful cover letters that resulted in jobs).

(though keep in mind I am one person and one opinion, always get other input too!)

http://shensation.tumblr.com/post/99257961856/i-knew-this-conversation-was-bound-to-happen f

garagoose:

shensation:

I knew this conversation was bound to happen sooner or later. A full time government job just opened up where my friend works, and Matt is urging me to apply. He says its just ”temporary”, but…. I dunno, its never really temporary. If I take a year off on my dreams of finding work on my field to…

Yeah no don’t worry there’s no shame in getting a day job till the art job works out. At least I sure hope there isn’t. I’ve been at the same non-art job for 3 years now following my graduation from art school, soul-sucking full-time office job at a state university. But all it really means is you just have to figure out how to use the free time you have better. (Which I have still not figured out in three years, mind you)

Taking a day job only means failure if you completely stop doing art in the meantime~ * -* Not everyone is lucky / networked enough to get art work immediately out the gate. I’m finding more and more that that is an unusual thing. Some of the people I look up to the most had to do something else in the meantime while working up to the art job. You have to do what you have to do to survive, there’s no getting around that, but if you keep at it, you’ll be able to do the full-time art thing in time, I’m sure of it!

100% this.

I’ve gotten a lot of private notes about graduates and the struggle to find work. And I’ve told them all essentially what garagoose is saying. Never feel bad about getting a day job. You need to survive. You need some sense of stability. And sometimes, the market just isn’t ready for you, or you don’t quite know a skill you need to get out there.

I graduated in 2009, when the recession hit. Only one of my seven friends had a stable, full-time art job out of college. I didn’t find an art job for another two years, working at Gamestop, Toys R Us, and Radioshack, while filling it with spotty art contract work in the meantime. I got my first full-time job (with no benefits) in 2011, got my first salaried job in 2012, got my first job with actual benefits in 2012 (like health insurance). Now, 5 years after graduation, I am starting a job at EA as an environment artist.

This is not intended as braggy (;_; sry), but rather that… while it is significantly harder to find work post-college (especially in art), you still have a chance even 3 years out, and you are in no way alone. It’s a really scary almost self-fulfilling prophecy—you need to improve your artwork and make new projects, but since you can’t find work, you feel like a bum and get depressed, which makes it harder to improve your artwork and make new projects.

And the worst is when nobody responds back to you. It’s one thing to be told ‘no’—it’s another to send out hundreds of applications and hear nothing but silence, because you don’t know what you’re doing wrong.

Sorry I’m getting rambly. Either way, please hang in there. Yes, you might need to get a ‘day job,’ you may even need to lie and leave off your qualifications when you apply (I had to). ;_; But like Garagoose said — you’ve only failed if you’ve given up drawing completely. And that’d be tragic. D:

ANYWAY UH HERE ARE SOME RESOURCES so this can almost be like a tutorial maybe I guess?????

While working a dayjob and still struggling to find a ‘real’ job in the field of art (and sorry if you’ve tried any of these already, I don’t mean to sound condescending. D: It might be resources that help any of my other followers as well):

  • Take on paid contract work. Since self-publishing has gotten easier, there are a lot more singular individuals seeking artists to make cool stuff. I used Craigslist a lot to pick up spotty random contracts. Most of them did not pay well, but it was experience I could use to pad my resume.
  • If you’re up to it, you COULD take unpaid work, but I would not recommend it. While it’s stuff you can use on your resume (I actually did several unpaid gigs starting out), at the same time you’re better off starting your own projects.
  • Speaking of that — we as artists are TERRIBLE at considering anything we do for personal projects as “real work.” Stoppit! If you, say, work on a webcomic… Put that shit on your resume, ESPECIALLY if you handle it all by yourself. Not only are you doing all the drawing grunt work, you’re also writing and managing websites. Even if you work on a team—you’re collaborating in a group environment to produce a product. That is A+ what people are looking for. My own webcomic is on my resume, and on my linkedin.
  • There are a lot of ‘art’ jobs that artists turn their nose at. Don’t. Stuff like artwork for slot machines, greeting cards, or even UI work is stuff I’ve actually heard people not consider ‘real’ art. Who gives a shit—you’re drawing, and it gets you paid, AND it’s experience. WMS is hiring artists (Chicago location), as is Multimedia games (with relocation to Austin!). My old company is also hiring to fill my position of 2D artist/UI artist (note — the job is unlisted currently. Apply anyway). There’s always a bunch of listing for UI artist as well.
  • If you see a lot of jobs that have a requirement that you don’t have, try to gain it on your own time. I didn’t start getting hired until I learned Illustrator, for example.
  • And finally — there is ABSOLUTELY no weakness in ‘settling’ into a career, even if it isn’t directly related to what you want. One of my friends — one of the seven, even, that graduated with me — found out he was better suited to programming than art. He started at an inbetween (UX work) and is now a full-fledged programmer. He has the exact same degree I do, and he’s happy with what he does. And he STILL uses his art skills! Another one of my art friends did the same—he now works as an engineer at Amazon, despite his art degree. 

I’m sorry this is so long, but I’ve gotten more watchers who might not know this. Please, if you need help on where to go, don’t hesitate to contact me. I can’t get you all jobs — and I’m very sorry for that, I wish I could — but I CAN provide you advice.

Stay strong, but remember — you need to live. That comes first.

p.s. — sorry uh as an addition: if you’re too shy to contact me (I understand!), but still want some reference as to how the fuck to set up a portfolio website or resume, this is my professional portfolio website. It’s what I used to get my current job.

Source: shensation

6advice, palidoozy responds, palidoozy rambles, long post,

melonberri:

Inktober Day 4. A quick drawing of Saulia from chapelalsoran by the lovely palidoozy-art! (I’m like 60% sure her hair is going the wrong way but oh well :p)

Aaaaa still awesome! Haha I sorta draw her hair any which way to be honest! Cheatsy cheat. :D thank you!

Source: melonberri

6not my art, chapel also ran, also you should check out melonberri's art!, she's got mad inking skills,

pissedchan replied to your post: i always draw chapel looking creepy bu…

then you realize its just strawberry jam.

I T   M U S T   F L O W

6pissedchan, palidoozy responds, the worst drawings,

i always draw chapel looking creepy but never do the same with saulia

equal opportunity spookiness

6blood, spooky,

so it’s october. I can’t do anything major because I don’t have enough time, BUT I’m gonna try to stick to mostly spooOoooooky stuff. Because I freaking love spooky stuff and now I have a valid excuse heh heh heh HEH HEH HEH

anyway this is a monster I drew all the time when I was 8. I was healthy.

6body horror, spooky, gore, sketches, monster,

chapelalsoran:

Chapter 03 - Page 06

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

what would CAR be without absurdly bright colors??

daily reblog for the folks that missed the update!

Source: chapelalsoran

6chapel also ran, webcomics on tumblr, comics on tumblr, artists on tumblr, reblog,

chapelalsoran:

Chapter 03 - Page 06

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

what would CAR be without absurdly bright colors??

bloop bloop a doop man I can’t wait to get back on scheduuuuules.

also we’re getting into ‘not as much talking woooo’

Source: chapelalsoran

6chapel also ran, webcomics on tumblr, comics on tumblr, artists on tumblr,

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