Little Patterns!

“If we’re all using the same language and expectations for clients, then our industry is valued higher and seen as the specialty work it really is!” Maggie Enterrios of @littlepatterns on the @perspectivepodcast

This one is more for my creative friends trying to figure out how to navigate the world of professional art!

Just to put it out there; I don’t make a ton of money drawing pictures on Instagram. I do get a commission here and there and I’m thankful for every one but if I were trying to feed my family with my art we’d be having a really hard time right now. We are “ramen profitable” as they say in the software world. 😅

I’ve been a fan of Scotty’s (@coachscottyrussell ) work on the Perspective Collective for a long time. He’s really one of the true and honest people in this industry that really cares about people’s success so every podcast he put’s out is a gem. This episode with Maggie Enterrios (Episode: 218) really hit home with me because I’m in this exact position right now where I’m trying to figure out how pricing and licensing actually works. Right now, when someone asks for pricing I give them a price that barely covers my time – I rarely ever ask for more than $200. If I want to make more art I need to figure out this part and this podcast in particular is an amazing start!

I should go back and illustrate the first one (Episode: 116) as well!

Maggie and Scotty are awesome; if you sell creative work in any capacity I’m sure you’d benefit from this episode!

Note: I was just going to do a quote drawing for this but there was too much I wanted to remember, it became a full drawing. I’ve also drawn Scotty in the past but there wasn’t enough room! Finally – I totally get the desire for botanical illustration! I should have finished this up a long time ago but I kept thinking “well…one more flower.” 😅

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.