Hey! I just got my first freelance job on Fiverr! Somehow, somebody found me in a virtual sea of cartoonists. Here is how it went down…
…I get an e-mail that says something like, “You have just gotten an order on Fiverr!” Now, I have to admit that I was a little bit excited. But, only a little bit, because my first two messages on Fiverr were people asking for all of my personal information so that they could get an Upwork account. They would give me $100 a week or some such rot. Well, I didn’t fall for it. Back to my story…with a little trepidation, I go to my Fiverr account and lo and behold, there is an order! This is great! So I read what the client wants me to draw and what he wants is quite a bit more than my $5.00 offering. “That’s a lot of work for a fiverr”, I think. However, it would be nice to get my first job on Fiverr, so I offer my services for two fiverrs, and he says, “Ya know what, I’ll give you three fiverrs.” Do you know what I say? I say, “It’s a deal!”
Now here’s the kicker. I had a blast drawing this. Plus, I was being paid $15.00. I was making money by having fun. I like it. However, this is not the end of the story. I sent the art to the client anxiously hoping that my humble scribblings would be worthy of his appreciation. Not only did he like it, he gave me four more fiverrs as a tip! If this is how it is in Fiverr Land, then, I think I might like it here!
This resulted from loosening up. If I haven’t a clue as to what I am doing, I doodle mindlessly in the hopes of sparking an idea. This is what appeared on the paper at this particular time. Weird, huh?
If you were truly paying attention, you would know that this is the image for The Play Game #1. To be fair, this was recently added. It is a caricature of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Those of you who are fans of Star Trek, The Next Generation will find the following video unbelievably hilarious! All others will deem it stupid.
There are five differences between this sketch and the sketch in my last post. See if you can spot the differences. Send me your answers and you will have good luck next week!
First draft pencil sketch. I have a picture in my brain but I just need to figure out a way to put it on paper. I will do another sketch.
This post is dedicated to Na Rysunku… an artist I would call “Post Explanationist”. Instead of drawing something, he something draws.
I have done that here. I don’t know what I was trying to draw. As a matter of fact, I really don’t know if I was trying at all. It just happened. I have taken it one step further, however. I have found that a 90 degree clockwise rotation radically changes the character of the drawing.
I have named each iteration according to my own personal interpretation. Please scroll no further until you come up with your own one-word impression for each drawing.
After you have done that, see how you match up to my one-word impressions. To do this, scroll down now.
I made the stereotypical shape of the gecko and then used my imagination on the color. This may or may not be an exact representation of a real gecko. One thing we can be sure of is that God loves variety. So if this is not a presently existing gecko species, who is to say that it never existed, or that it will not exist in the future?
Here is a bunch of pictures of geckos. See if you can match up my version to an actual gecko!