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Svenechoff
Fallenangel
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: UK
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: Sci-fi, Fantasy
Operating System: My brain
Shell of choice: My room...
Personal Quote: "אין דבר כזה קשה •

If you like my work you can follow me on other places too:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/alex.elykov

Behance: www.behance.net/AlexElykov

Inprnt.: www.inprnt.com/gallery/alexely…

TUMBLR: alexelykov.tumblr.com/

Or visit my Portfolio site:
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Some small but important notes for a beginning artist - from personal experience

Some of these were picked up by me years ago from other artists, sites, etc...but I frankly couldn't remember from whom/where exactly so...anyways.

1. Before you submit your portfolio to the various companies, you MUST do some research about these companies, and try to answer some simple yet important questions for each and every one of them;

a. Does this company has a specific criteria to portfolio reviews/submissions - if they do, follow their rules! (do they want a disclosure form attached to the submission? Do they accept only snail mail submission or also links to portfolios? Do they expect you to attach some jpgs to the e-mail submission or a simple link would be enough?....etc)

b. Does your portfolio match their general "style" of work? - editors (unless specified otherwise) would usually prefer to maintain a certain brand/company "style".

2. Never write down or say that you are a "beginner", "aspiring", etc...artist. Editors would understand that by themselves, you do not need to devalue yourself and your work with these statements.

3. If if you think it is needed or/and possible, write down your previous experience in the art industry, and if you have, any positive references from people you worked for. 
Important! - do not invent imaginary companies and clients.
Important! - doing doodles for family members and friends, doesn't count as previous work experience.

4. When you do receive some proposals from possible clients/companies.
Stick to the pay rate (per page/per illustration) that you set to yourself. 

Do not work for peanuts or for the promise of future exposure! - you are not doing it as a hobby, it is supposed to be a job, if it doesn't pay enough it could mean only two things. Either you're getting ripped off, or you're simply not good enough yet. 

5. When you compose the e-mail, snail mail to the company's editors, BE PERSONAL!
As was stated before, do some research on what is the name, gender of the editor you try to make contact with. 

DO NOT simply send the generic: "Hi, my name is....", "Dear Mr/Mrs...",
but "Dear insert editors name here....."

Cheers,
Alex.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Nightwish & Delain
  • Reading: Physics books...
  • Watching: My monitor
  • Playing: Ain't got time for games

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Sir-Saboteur Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Want to join :iconstar-wars-elite:
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TAPbagan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :squee:
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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D :D
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BlackZarak Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
happy birthday!
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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cheers :)
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Allocer2009 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :aww:
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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cheers :D :D :D
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Kervala Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Happy birthday :party:
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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D :D :D
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Kervala Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
You're welcome :hug:
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