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Kyle Smith
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Canada
Name is Kyle Smith, born in Edmonton, Alberta. But i was raised in Jamaica. I went to an all boys school and would take that over a co-ed school any day. My brother and my best friend are my only immediate family, i trust them with my life. Hard knocks is my life, and i persevere everyday. My pencil, pad are my religion & salvation, i have been drawing since i was four years old. And will do so till i pass. I have been working as a graphic designer for 9 years, and wish to push towards illustration as my primary life. My goal is to create comics and am currently putting one of my stories together.

I now reside in in Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia but yearn for the beach and ocean once more. If anyone is looking for illustrator that is constantly learning new techniques and loves to just go for it i am that man...

Oh and my illustration is like a buck twenty lighter than me...lol

Walk good to all and live your life as best you can.

deviantWEAR sizing preference: xxx large
Favourite genre of music: anything you can bounce to...
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
Operating System: Mac OsX
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Wallpaper of choice: cars
Favourite cartoon character: Naruto, Toph, Natsu, Gajeel,
Personal Quote: Sometimes you have to sift through shit to get to gold
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Tue Oct 25, 2011, 10:57 AM
A potential client messages me on facebook today and starts out with "A friend of mine, said i should get a hold of you because you are an artist. My name is such and such, and i need to have some artwork done for an event i am going to have in two weeks."

me: Ok, i may be able to help you with that. What exactly are you looking for?
PC: not much just some artwork...
me: Ok... Are you looking for just pencils, inks, colour etc?
PC: Well i would like coloured work, and i would need 4 pieces done.
me: ... Ok, that is fine however i need more info than that, so that i can tell you if i am able to do what you would like.
PC: well i dont want to give too much information, because you will raise the price on me. You artists have a way about you, charging more than you should.
me: .... Ok let me make this clear. First off, artists charge what we deserve. Two more than likely not we all have bills to pay like the next we all need to live. I ask you for more information because i need to know, what size of work you need, this allows me to gauge the time i will need to create these four pieces. I need to know what medium you would like to see, what you are trying to convey or show. I need to know all these things to give you a proper price or i cannot guarantee you anything. I don't care about what it is for, i need to know because it could be time and labour intensive.
PC: well that is alot you are asking for, and i don't have alot of money.
me: that is fine, i didnt give you a price.
PC: Listen Kyle, Honestly i need to be reassured you can do the work, can you make me a sample of the poster with about 90 percent completed and we can go from there?
me: No you have access to my portfolio, the samples are there. I dont have time to waste on a sample where you can look at me and say you are not interested. That means i have done work for nothing.
PC: well it seems you have wasted my time, and honestly i do not believe you could handle the level of work i need.
Me: No you wasted my time, if you were serious you would have had all the info at hand and asked me how much time i needed. Good Day and dont contact me again...

SMH...

I posted this on google+ a little while back, and the person just contacted me today and asked for another quote on another illustration job.

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Keith0186 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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SmithByDesign Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah man anytime
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Merrk Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for watching:)
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SmithByDesign Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome
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dvnmyls Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You got skills. Nice gallery, brethren.
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SmithByDesign Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man, much appreciated.
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Thanks for the Watch!!


Check me out here too! :)

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Keith0186 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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Thanks for watching me! :D
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SmithByDesign Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My please awesome work
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