WIP for a book I'm illustrating. Long way to go...
Great idea for a thread! I am not officially an SVS student (yet) but I have learned so much from Will Terry's videos and from this forum. I just recently finished illustrating my first book for a self-publishing author. If the kickstarter is successful, the book will be out in February. You can check out all the info here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mirkhalidali/the-jiu-jitsu-ponytail?ref=project_tweet
Hello, I just finished sketching out a rough concept for the Fall contest. Please have a look and give me any thoughts you have in regards to color, composition, concept, etc. I'm a beginner so I am very open to suggestions. One question I do have the start is... how do I really emphasize the bright light coming in through the window and illuminating the leaves on taped to the window?
I have an upwork account since November of 2017. I haven't had a very good experience. Lately when I check for jobs there are rarely any for illustration. And of you do find one, it won't be for a fair price most likely. And it is competitive, you apply for a job but so do 15 other people who will do it for less money.
Ideally you would a profile and wait for a client to contact you but that has never happened.
And because I hadn't gotten a job in a few months, upwork hid my account from the search results and I would have to pay to get it seen again. And anothet point about the search results is that I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out their algorithm for search results, but to me it makes no sense. And I was always on like the 7th page which of course no one would see anyway.
But yeah that was just my experience.
@aaimiller @Art-of-B @Concept @Simon-Prime @TessaW @davidhohn thanks so much for everyone's helpful and thourough answers. It really helped me to put things in perspective and realize how much power the contract has, which I'll def keep in mind for the future. I have replied to the author basically saying this work is not part of the contract and unless we include a clause about marketing material I can't do it, and I'm just waiting to see what he says.
And to answer if he has paid me for this last milestone, as I write this, no, I still don't have the money even though the work has been delievered for weeks now.