Thanks! Sometimes this creativity… worries… me. My goal this year is to stop filtering some of what comes out of this noggin’!
Aye :D I’ve had one for, goodness, almost 10 years now? It’s over here > shadowgirl.deviantart.com even has art from right after I got out of college :)
So long as there’s a URL to one of my sites, that’s fine with me :)
I actually didn’t do any internships myself (I should’ve, but… hindsight is 20/20). I’m going to ask around to some of my other art friends to see if they have any suggestions :)
Things off the top of my head: Does your school have a news paper (Magazine), do they need drawings? Take a day out of the week (or an hour or two a day) and google around for online webzines, and see which ones are still active and looking for art. Most don’t pay, though.
My college had a student center where their job was to help connect you with places looking for students to help. Many are unpaid for a summer term, but will either offer up credits or free room/board.
Craigslist has a lot of local things going on, but most people there want lots of work for free or cheap (so be wary). Depending on your location, some cities have no art internships at all. There’s also the art forum there that I’ll post stuff up in once in a while for crits, suggestions, etc.
Put your work up online. Deviantart, facebook, tumblr, blogger website, online galleries that you can put your name with your work, etc. Some offer small gallery space for free. I got a very large commission off of fine-art.com but I’d had art up there for YEARS. One of my children’s book authors approached me from Elfwood.com - and I have gotten a lot of tattoo offers from deviantart.
Go to conventions geared towards what sort of artwork you’d like to get into, either by going as a vendor or just going. GenCon (gencon.com) is where I started picking up a larger audience, myself. People that weren’t online, people I didn’t already know…
Head off to the bookstore, find art that seems to be something along the lines of what you are working on and jot down the website that published it, then see if they’re taking submissions.
Marry a writer ;) (I did! hehe) We’re starting to get work published in a yearly anthology that was put together by college students.
From what I’ve found about getting online work, the more your name is out there, linked up with your art/architecture, the better your chances… But really right now while still in school, abuse their services :)
A lot of puddles of color and patience :)
Let me see if I can paint up a tutorial/walk-thru this week, I’ve got a large watercolor that I’m going to be starting soon and that’ll illustrate it better than any sort of explainin’ I attempt to do.