Twitch & Freelancing!
If you haven't heard, I have been streaming on Twitch since the start of January 2018! This was a decision that I made back in November 2017 to help grow an audience and get my work out there for people to see!
I share my work part time on Twitch. Monday - Friday from 1pm to 5pm EST. The projects change weekly or every few days depending on commission scheduling. There are days when it is difficult to be completely open on a streaming platform. As I don't just stream the good days, I allow individuals to watch as I make mistakes or work through the frustration and confusion that a piece can bring. It is a real part of the art making process and sometimes its not the prettiest to look at, but it can help another through their own artist block. It gets easier as each day passes, but it is still something I am getting used to.
As I work, I generally explain my process or speak my current thought relating to the piece; composition, color, anatomy, texture are some of the few reoccurring. Thinking out loud gives a little window into how I try work through a problem I am seeing. Then there are days that are more personal and shed light on my experiences, past jobs, and lessons that I have learned along the way about working full-time and being a freelance artist.
If there is something that another person can learn from my mistakes then I will gladly tell them all I can. As a community of artists, you can grow much more quickly together than when you are alone.
"You're more likely to positively influence