Cristian Aluas is a Romanian-born, Canadian living in New York where he works as a full-time artist, author, and educator. In this episode, Cristian tells his artist's story of finding his way in the competitive art world. He shares tips and practical insights on how you can earn a living as an illustrator, winning commissions, and finding those precious clients to purchase your art. Cristian shares his expertise as an illustrator and art entrepreneur in online courses and he has authored a book ‘It’s a living - Surviving as a freelancer in the 21st century.’ If you have ever wondered how you can earn a living as a freelance illustrator, what steps you must take to prepare to work on commissions or how you go about getting those happy clients? Well then stay tuned! Happy listening.