Hello fellow members of SVS my name is Corlette Douglas , I just want to introduce myself to the form to make connecting a little easier. I'm an FIT alumni student with a 4 year degree in illustration , II also have some knowledge in storyboarding and animation. After leaving college I decided to go into children's books as of now I'm a freelancer looking for clients when I can. ( whether it be through animation or children's books ). In the near future I'm hoping to get an agent if one sees skill in my work , I know we don't necessarily need one but I feel like it does make things a lot better if I had one.
In the meantime I'm trying to build up my confidence and sell my work on etsy and on my website but I have self confidence issues sometimes I feel like my work isn't that interesting to most people so I do have a tendency of putting it off , even mailing out post cards seem to be a little difficult for me.
I'm trying my best to make a business out of my own instead of frequently looking for people to design for , though I do love the feeling of creating work for someone else I do have to say waiting for a payment from clients inst always the best.
Do any of you out the ever get discouraged or down when you don't hear back from clients or publishers , I'm trying to think of ways to raise my confidence.
Oh and if anyone would like to see the kind of work I do here is my website https://corcorart.squarespace.com/
I love creating children with animals mostly bears and a lot of little African American kids cause I feel like we're not represented enough in the book publishing world.