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Aethereon splash art :iconnondev:nondev 131 13 The Body Of :iconnondev:nondev 108 10 Glow - character portraits 2 :iconnondev:nondev 30 2 Shadow of the An'Kaar :iconnondev:nondev 84 3 Cold Environments :iconnondev:nondev 24 3 Glow - character portraits 1 :iconnondev:nondev 38 8 Gates of Nowhere :iconnondev:nondev 101 13 Rotus - creature design :iconnondev:nondev 155 21 Art vs Artist :iconnondev:nondev 111 22 Malfunction :iconnondev:nondev 83 9
Mature content
Antika - Alien people :iconnondev:nondev 92 22
You'd better not make fun of love :iconnondev:nondev 80 16 Monk concepts :iconnondev:nondev 116 17 Destroy :iconnondev:nondev 90 21 Brushpen/ballpoint/pencil sketchdump - 2014 :iconnondev:nondev 55 19 Atlantis - part 2 of 2 :iconnondev:nondev 119 19

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Oryctomus Anatomy :iconsamsantala:SamSantala 300 7 Twi'lek :iconvladgheneli:vladgheneli 165 4 Kindred :iconmattbarley:MattBarley 1,173 39 Guild Wars 2 Necromancer - OC Commission :iconeddy-shinjuku:Eddy-Shinjuku 1,862 68
Should You Become a Professional Artist?
Community Week
Do you enjoy art passionately and are considering doing it as your job, but have some worries such as;
        :oops: Will I enjoy it as much as a job?
        :oops: Will it be hard getting a job?
        :oops: Will I become a starving artist?

If you're like me, you're asking yourself those questions and are letting them give you a hard time deciding whether or not to pursue art professionally. My health teacher told me, as we digressed from our topic of smoking, that to know whether or not you want to do a job, you have to hear what it's like from someone who's already doing it. That's why I decided to do an interview with professional artists on dA to give me, and hopefully many others, answers to these burning questions and an idea of what it's like to be a professional artist.
Okay, well let's get to it then :la:
This is quite long so if you'd like to jump to a section, here are the questions I aske
:iconmeiyue:meiyue 750 235
Filibuster :icondarachusi:darachusi 6 3 They Call Me Sheaths :icondarachusi:darachusi 13 1 DGM Variance - Byzantium :icondarachusi:darachusi 66 22 Studies dec2nd 07 :iconvladgheneli:vladgheneli 173 2 portrait sketches :iconvladgheneli:vladgheneli 197 6 Various studies :iconfunkymonkey1945:FUNKYMONKEY1945 198 10
Mature content
Studies dec2nd :iconvladgheneli:vladgheneli 131 6
Sketchbook - Colour and Light (Gelada) :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 317 34 Winter Castle :iconzhrayde:Zhrayde 127 8 Serafein :iconpure-in-heart:pure-in-heart 1,885 159 Unicorn Girl, what's in your mind? - illustration :iconmoonlightorange:MoonlightOrange 826 15


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Freelance illustrator and concept artist from a boot-shaped country. Full time lover of all things fanged, athlete and gamer during breaks.

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Email: frontoni.giulia(at)
Photo by Tiffany S Moore!

My 4 art related resolutions for 2016:
:bulletyellow: Complete at least 6 Schoolism Self-Taught classes before my yearly subscription expires. Complete the assignments. All of them
:bulletyellow: Become consistent with networking, now that I know how to make it pleasant for me. Be active at least weekly.
:bulletyellow: Develop my personal projects. Complete an outline of my main OCs and headworld
:bulletyellow: Stop running away from perspective and dynamic poses. I'll study and practice until I'm able to build interiors with characters doing things. From any angle

Cleared art related resolutions:
Good habits I picked up and plan to maintain:
:bulletgreen: Exercise daily (walk/jog/ride bike) + stretching. More art related than it seems
:bulletgreen: Sit in a correct posture during work
:bulletgreen: Turn off computer by midnight, set alarm at 8:30am - on regular working days, that is
:bulletgreen: Keep a daily sketchbook
:bulletgreen: Conquer time management - currently using a Pomodoro-based technique
:bulletgreen: Learn how to chillax :la:
  • Playing: Monster Hunter 4U
You know those people that barely leave their rooms and only seem comfortable with making online friends? Those extreme internet people that need to let the world know about the number of times they took a crap today?
SPOT ON that’s me, only backwards. I’m a lurker at best. I’m totally cool with real life and I’d love to spend my whole life THERE in the real world. Only it’s not that good an idea for an “artist” to abandon the opportunities that come with online marketing. Right? But I don’t want networking to feel like a chore. Right now, it does. As soon as I have work to do, I have an excuse to run off for months and feel free from the burdens of social networking. I don’t want this to be about marketing alone. I honestly want to feel excited about browsing and interacting and joining discussions!
I’d love to, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to do this. Somehow, it doesn’t seem to work for me. I feel people are so distant and I can't have the kind of contact I find in real life. Perhaps I only need some patience, practice and inspiration?
:bulletblue: Tell me about the positive aspects of your experience on socializing online as an artist/art enthusiast
. Did you make new friends? Got in contact with artists you admire? Took part in nice events you remember fondly? I’m interested in relationships and good memories, not “usefulness”. I know Internet can give me anything I’d ever need, but I want to start seeing it as a place full of real people, not just information.
I did make friends online years ago and it was great. I wish I could be more constant and actually be there with them, but I need to get rid of this stupid social media anxiety. 
Feel free to send me a note about this if you prefer that kind of communication!


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leonardoverse Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Beautiful artwork. What do you normally charge for a book cover?
GabrielLopesArt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the watch !! i would try to say something clever in italian , but all my italian knowledge comes from assassin's creed II and pizza boxes, haha! looking forward to your artwork!
nondev Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Haha no problem and thank you! :D
5-LionHeart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ciao, i tuoi dipinti sono bellissimi! Amo il loro impatto visivo e il senso di dinamicità che alcuni trasmettono. Continua così! :D :D
nondev Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Grazie per esserti preso il tempo di scrivere un commento così incoraggiante, davvero :D
5-LionHeart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Prego, te lo meriti davvero :)
KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks much for the watch!

Also I apparently missed your birthday two weeks ago. So happy belated birthday! It better have been awesome.
nondev Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Ahah thanks!
Yeah, I'm watching you on the old account but I'm not using it anymore. Better keep this one updated, I don't want to miss good stuff :)
Drak-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haaappy Birthday!
nondev Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
Thank you! :D
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