Well I don't. It's such a shitty feeling. I was fortunate enough to have parents who paid for all my expenses in college, but now I’m supporting myself. Granted I'm living at home and not paying rent. I was living in this delusional fantasy world and had no real concept of money before this moment.
Needless to say, them cutting me off is a blessing in disguise, because it’s lit a fire under my ass to kick things into high gear. I've been working on a website, doing commissions and working on a series, with the hopes that I'll get shout outs (reposts) from these individuals, which will give me some recognition and more commissions.
Here’s what I’ve accomplished:
The series is titled 'Ordinarily Inspirational' and I drew six portraits of people who have a very large and interactive following on Instagram. Hopefully I can get some promotion and good connections out of this!
Rachel Brathen-International Yoga Instructor
Brock O'Hurn- Motivational Gym Guru
FullyRaw Kristina, Vegan Goddess
Todrick Hall, YouTube Extraordinaire
Mimi Kirk, 75 year old Hottest Vegan Alive winner
Patrick Beach, GORGEOUS Yogi ;)
I’m hustling as best as I can here. An alumni student came into my senior portfolio class and his advice to us was, “hustle if you want to make it as an artist.” That stuck with me, probably partially because he was hot. Haha
After I finished that series I drew my sister a portrait for her birthday.
Than I did this baby growth chart commission for my grandma, as a gift to my cousin’s future baby.
Love and Light