I’m a freelancer. Freelance artist, specifically. Never really thought about the meaning behind the word—until I ran into it while reading an old design book.
It comes from the Middle Ages. Free-lances were knights who didn’t pledge their services to just one king but instead were available to anyone who paid them.
Dudes with pointy sticks and a sense of entrepreneurial adventure! Kind of like me with my pen, roaming the countryside in search of challenging projects.
I think I just found an excuse to buy some armor.