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  • Hello, my name is Audrey Dowling.
    I'm French but I live in Ireland (forgive me if my English is not perfect sometimes!)
    Following Will Terry's courses and tips online brought me to this site and after some practice, I'm in need of sharing my artwork for critiques and advice from people who know what they talk about (husband and children are kind but not very objective ^_^ )
    I don't have much time to dedicate to this now, but I'm hoping to become a full time professional illustrator in the near future, so right now, my main focus is to improve my art and build up a good portfolio.
    I'm looking forward to getting more involved on this forum.
    Cheers!



  • Hi Audrey! Nice to meet you and welcome!😊
    It seems the Americans still sleep, therefore I am the first one to answer (I am from Germany). 😉
    I am just an amateur and just dreaming of being a freelance artist.😞 But I profit so much from this forum, I can only highly recommend to be around as much as possible.
    Hope to see some work from you soon.😊
    Best regards!



  • Welcome Audrey,

    I think You'll learn a lot from the classes and the forums. The people here are very helpful when it comes to critiquing and giving advice about your work. I reccomend posting things you're working on as much as possible. I look forward to seeing you around the forums. Have fun.



  • thank you for your replies Jana and Jonathon!
    I've been looking for critique groups online, but no luck. I'm sure this forum will help me a lot for that 🙂
    I have posted some illustrations in the Projects section 😉



  • Welcome aboard, i would recommend you enter the monthly competition as this is a great way to interact with everyone, and a fantastic way you practice your skills.



  • @audreydwg Welcome! Its fun here, and its nice to meet another european (I am Dutch)! Living in Ireland must be so beautiful, except for the rain ;-).



  • Hello! We're all here for the same reasons, so you'll fit right in.



  • Welcome Audrey! I love your work!! Your paintings are amazing and I am already a big fan!! I have never been to Ireland, but I can certainly see the influence of it in your paintings. They have a great feeling to them! I can't wait to see more from you!



  • Welcome to the forum! I really like your works, you got a unique style.



  • thank you very much for welcoming me! 🙂



  • This is a great forum and group of folks! Welcome!