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About Digital Art / Professional Member Yumi IshiyamaFemale/United States Group :iconcartoon-revolution: Cartoon-Revolution
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Hello fellow artists!

I've been on a journey to find work as an artist. But I've been having a hard time doing so and I'm unsure where I should look. Eventually, I'd like to work on my own but for the time being I am looking to work as an artist for a company of some sort in order to get a paycheck. Children's books were a first option, but after getting ripped off by several people, I'm unsure what companies I can trust who will treat their artists right. I've also considered working for magazines for a job that may be more consistent but am struggling with that as well. Currently, I'm looking for other ideas and places that I can look for to get a job as an artist that is preferably consistent pay. Do any artists have any advice on how I can accomplish this?

Thank you ahead of time for your tips and suggestions.
Just a Normal Day at the Beach by Yumibren
Just a Normal Day at the Beach
This took me waaay too long. Well, I guess it seemed much longer since it's the most complicated picture that I have done digitally and I was right in the middle of completing it when we started to move into a house. Ayya!! That was nuts. So, you! Yeah, you. Enjoy all the cartoons mingling in their cartooniness. (Yes... that is a word.. *shifty eyes*)
Birthday Meat by Yumibren
Birthday Meat
This was drawn for one of my very best friends for her birthday! She just loves the Croods, it's one of her favorite movies and these two are one of her favorite couples. I've noticed that there isn't a lot of fan art of this show. So I thought this would be a special treat for her. <3 I hope she likes it as much as Eep loves that meaty meat.

And before any one asks, those things on their heads are meant to be birthday hats...from the caveman days... Shut up... :p
Tamaki and Honey Senpai by Yumibren
Tamaki and Honey Senpai
Drew this for a friend of mine for her birthday. I was told that she likes Ouran Host Club, Tamaki, Yaoi and cherries. So I combined all three! :3 I hope she likes it. <3 And I hope you do too!


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Yumi Ishiyama
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Brenda Jorgensen, also known as Yumibren, is a Cartoon Artist living in the luxurious town of Eagan Mn.

Besides drawing, she loves bunnies, cartoons, being silly cute things, gory things and people who are awesome!

If you wish to contact Brenda for questions, comments or commissions, she is available at
Hello Everyone!

I wish to ask help from anyone who is able and willing to give it. As some of you may know, I have been hard at work creating illustrations for my art career and have recently introduced my new illustration series called, “New Buns on the Block”. You can check it out here:… 

This is my main focus in my life right now and I am determined to make a living off of these creations. Because of this, as well as some other life events, it’s been very difficult for me to make an income. Currently, I am unemployed. I have had many jobs in the past and have had trouble wanting to stay at them because they did not spark my interest and did not help me grow in the areas in which I’ve been wanting to grow. With this, I have discovered that I wish to make money solely through my artwork. It’s been a scary decision but I have decided that in order to be truly happy I need to pursue my passion and work only on my illustrations. It will take time and I will not make money on this right away. So I am asking for your support through donations so I can survive while I do what I love. A dollar a month, five dollars a month, ten, twenty or more, anything helps and I’m extremely grateful for anything that you are willing to donate.  I’m hoping to receive more than $200 a month. This will help cover my basic bills. Receiving more than $200 will grant me more freedom to complete even more needs and desires, like helping with food and rent, taking care of vet bills, fixing dental problems, obtaining a car and art materials, etc.

If you can help me in anyway, then I am so very grateful for it. If not, that’s perfectly fine too and I appreciate your time and consideration towards my artwork. Please feel free to spread the word as well. I would like to ask help from as many people as possible.

You can donate money to my Patreon account here:

If you don’t know what a Patreon is, I can give you a brief explanation. Patreon is a website where you can donate money in order to help support a creator, like myself, who is creating an ongoing project. You can choose how much you would like to donate on a monthly basis and you can increase, decrease or stop your donation any time that you’d like. As an added thank you for your support, I have extra goods that I will give out based on your donation. You can find more information on the site.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and for spreading the word. Feel free to ask me any questions. :)

~Brenda Jorgensen

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scifiguy9000 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
thanks for badge
NoirEclisped Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Thanks for the llama
ppgliker Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks for the lama
thunderheart159 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thankkk you for the llama
IZZY-CHAN13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave
Clara-Letritsze Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanx for the fav :)
BreenBeans Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bass Clef and Trouble Clef!
Yumibren Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! XD
mauricebarkley Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Umm, can you draw ursula grabs ariel with one hand by the neck?
Yumibren Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your interest! Unfortunately I don't have time for requests unless you are interested in a paid commission. Ever since I moved to a new home I've been backed up on my artwork. ^-^*
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