WARNING: Incoming inappropriate honesty and talk of "feelings". And stuff.
OK, it's been nearly a month and no sign of a new job despite the near endless applications made. I'm still trying for games industry jobs as it's what I know best, but I'm open to anything. Being under pressure from the British job centre to prove that I'm looking for work and being told by the careers advice service that my CV is not great really doesn't help either. And how exactly am I supposed to come across as enthusiastic and creative in interviews when I'm feeling so shitty?
I'm even now considering freelance comic art as an option, despite the unpredictable nature of the job. (It's probably not a good thing to go for a career that you've always wanted as a last resort - that seems rather screwed up somehow.) I was always perfectly happy doing this as a hobby, but now I might have to make a go of it.
So, I'm using this entry to ask a few questions to fellow Deviants:
1. Would any of you be intererested in commisioned work by me? Check out my gallery and you can see the kinda stuff I do.
2. As I've never done commisions before, this is uncharted territory for me. So, artists who do commisions, I need your advice: what's the going rate for what you do? Do you specialise in one genre? What do you think I could seriously charge for pictures? Do I send original art or just digital art? Does that even matter? Does my bum look big in these jeans? Anything else that I haven't thought of?
I'm not explicitly saying I'm doing commisions now, I'm just testing the water. But I'm probably going to have to start soon, or it's gonna be a cold christmas in the Andrew household...
On a brighter note, I'm finally catching up on Arrow and really enjoying it. And it's looking likely that we really are getting some missing Doctor Who episodes after all! Woohoo!
Listening to: a dog gently snoring
Reading: John Sweeney: Church Of Fear
Watching: Arrow and old Dr Who
Eating: terrible lunches