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Heya ! Another reappearance here after some months off, I've been struggling more than I thought with money making after moving out to Lyon, and started to get desperate when stuck in front of the
screen, making the same kind of things everydays. And as always it's in this very particular moments that your artistic self is tingling and screaming : "Heyyy ! Something's wrong here, your style has got to evolve. NOW !" Pressuring little brat... x)

Today my financial situation hasn't changed a lot, but I woke up last week telling myself I should stop lamenting inwardly like the "oh so tortured artist I am" and get back on track.. and with smile please ! :) So here I am, refreshed, updating all the medias and ready to send portfolios everywhere !

On the positive side however, I took the time to explore a little more in term of Art, participating to diverse challenges here and here, and even if the results don't satisfy me most of the time, I'm glad that I am slowly but surely making less "realistic" stuff. It strenghtens the idea that I took the right direction, which is kind of a relief for an artist like me who is interested in tons of different styles and even jobs (here you see the related problem between my mindset and finding jobs... ;)).

By the way I had a blast on the last fanart (Ganondorf from Zelda) I've done and it's the perfect example of my evolution and what I will tend to do more in the future. I learned that a simpler-looking style gives you more time to consider your lines, colors and to place your strokes, which is (at least for me) a funnier, and even smarter, way of working. I don't get lost in the details and end up bored and frustrated that way. 

[Fanart] Ganondorf (Zelda) by LauraBevon

So really, if some of you are struggling with realism, trying to follow the so-called norm that the current concept and commercial art industry is sharing everywhere, please consider it's not the only solution ;)


Bullet; Red ARTSTATION


As many others I've opened an ArtStation and filled it yesterday, because it's truly a quality website to showcase your work. It's not that much community oriented so I'll mainly use it as a second portfolio.
Still, I'll be glad to see some of you joining me there, so if you have an account yourself feel free to drop the link in the comments (here or directly on AS) :)

www.artstation.com/artist/laurabevon



Bullet; Red  YOUTUBE VIDEOS 


Not especially new but for those who haven't seen the first video or don't follow me on Youtube, here are too others showing the same process : black and white rendering to colors.
Those vids were nice for a start and gave me the occasion to train with video making and recording. I'll consider making others when I've got some time in the future so if you have in mind something you'd like me to see covering or questions, let me know.
I also planned to get live on Twitch but, seeing my actual situation I had to delayed that a bit, but know.. that it will happen ! ;)





Bullet; Red  Last point, I had the pleasure seeing that I've got tons on new watchers when I came back here, so simply : WELCOME HERE and THANKS ! That means a lot :)
Take care of you and continue make great art guys ! :)
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LN-au-carre Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool tu as une chaine youtube!!! J'adore cette plateforme! Je comprends pas trop à quoi sert artstation par contre oO
J'ai l'impression que c'est de plus en plus dur de s'en sortir financièrement dans les métiers artistiques, c'est le deuxième message de ce genre que je vois en me connectant aujourd'hui... :/ 
C'est cool quand même que tu décides de continuer et de faire ça avec le sourire, je pense que ça fait beaucoup dans la réussite, de rester positif etc!
Bonne chance pour la suite :)
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LauraBevon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional
Tardive réponse mais merci pour le soutien LN ! C'est dur oui, y'a un sacré boom de dessineux je dois dire mais c'est surtout de plus en plus difficile de networker. C'est pas mon point fort alors bon.. mais j'espère m'améliorer avec le temps :D
Quant à youtube oui, c'est une bonne plateforme, je voudrais essentiellement m'en servir pour uploader mes sessions twitch (+ quelques tutos si l'occasion se présente) mais j'ai tellement de chose à faire que j'ai un peu retardé le lancement des lives :o
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LN-au-carre Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ben je fais pareil, je réponds 1 mois plus tard XD Désolée!
Oh networker c'est dans tous les boulots j'ai l'impression maintenant. Mais je suis d'accord c'est vraiment dur. Il y a des conventions et des workshops je suppose, mais il faut oser aller vers les gens et savoir se vendre. Ce n'est pas facile, mais oui ça s'apprend je suppose XD
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Euskelo Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2016   Digital Artist
I am glad to see you back, and it is good to read you have some fresh ideas for your art to keep yourself interested and motivated. I hope sharing your art more widely will draw more recognition and, ultimately, work! :)
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LauraBevon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional
Yeess, it's always the time versus scale fight when it comes to networks but here we go. I'll have to buy some dummie to draw while i keep chatting ith you guys :D
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