Current Residence: Hutto,Texas|
Favourite genre of music: Japanese Rock/Pop
Favourite style of art: European Comics/ Manga/Anime
Love Yourself Some buddies of mine were recently talking to a writer about his work. In the conversation, I remember my buddy Warren, specifically, mentioning a podcast featuring an artist who said something along the lines of, "You need to learn to love yourself." and how that translated to loving your own work. For the past few weeks, I've been mulling over that line's applicability to myself and figured I'd type my thoughts down to make sense of it all.
My story with art and writing was a perpetual cycle of ups and downs, but one thing that stayed constant throughout was a self-hatred that was uncontrollable. Thinking back, there's at least 12 distinct incidents that caused this hatred to grow and fester, but all incidents relate to a single concept; the pursuit of perfection.
The hardest thing to get over is my desire for perfection. Whether it's been delaying releases of ideas and comics
Axys: The End of Illusion (my Novel)The first part of my novel is called " The End of Illusion " ... The Illusion being separateness.
The title was inspired by Eckhart Tolle's amazing novel: The Power of Now, who speaks of the "death" of our ego, or self-importance. Reason being that we aren't our bodies, our bodies are simply the vehicle we have during our time on earth to experience what it has to offer. We've been cut off from our true knowledge and instincts because of all the crap we feed our brains with (intentionally or unintentionally) which darkens and, in most cases, disconnects us from the source (where we all come from and are made of).
My novel is a melting pot of what I have acquired in the past few years, passing from not giving a f** about anything (especially myself), to realizing that I'm so much more than what's perceived, and that whatever I do to myself (or others) affects everything/everyone around. We are energy. Everything we see and feel is energy.
So part ONE of my upcoming tri
This is why you (and your art) get ignored.People often get the sense of being ignored in the art-scene, especially here online. We all try so hard to get our foot in the door, it's like trying to stuff yourself in an overfull bus like a sardine in a can.
Sometimes you just want to socialize with other artists you admire and you seem to be talking into a brick wall or perhaps you've send your portfolio to a company over a dozen times and still don't even seem to get the smallest response or feedback. I will try and tell you WHY you get ignored and HOW you can get noticed instead.
I will go through the following cases of being ignored:
Do know, that even though being ignored feels very personal it's hardly ever personal at all!
Your comment(s) gets ignored.
It happens ever so often. You notice an artwork or a discussion and you weigh in with your opinion or admiration, perhaps even some feedback? T
ceo lifepersonal entry. tldr;
shaddup. read it anyway.
it goes in waves. you know, either good or bad. i wouldn't say that life as ceo of a booming internet company is mostly good or mostly bad. it's high highs and low lows. the rest of it just doesn't seem to get remembered with all that's going on.
generally speaking, lately it's a wave of high highs. i don't really write journals about the low lows. i probably should.
being around a particularly well known hollywood figure i used to work for makes me physically ill. and while that sounds bad i don't really mean it that way. i just... get upset hearing his voice. it reminds me of harder days. i'm not even sure if it has to do with him, it's just the culture of his failing company at the time and the suckage i recall from it and how badly i don't want to "go there" again. he was at a conference today i was invited to attend and i knew he'd be there, but i wasn't told he'd be a guest speaker. or i guess i didn't read the stuff my
Essay 2: The thing we have in common and WHY.When I first saw Picasso Cubist period I didn't like it. Art history was dull and no one in the class seemed to give a damn about Cubism, no matter how much wind the professor wasted in trying to convince us.
But then I saw Picassos earlier work. He could paint like a camera before he was 12 and, for the most part, had become a master of traditional techniques before he was an adult. And although I still didnt understand Cubism, I did give Picasso street cred for being such an art-pimp and throwing it to the wind.
(That's right, it's all about punk.)
It turns out that most people dont really like or understand Cubism, yet Picasso is given huge credit for beginning the era of Modern Art that we all enjoy today. But, to be honest, most people dont really get Modern Art either. Most people end up in the French Impressionist gallery, dont they? And the more I learn about evolution an
Essay 1: The Art EquationArt education at the collegiate level is bullshit.
Every one of us is 95% self-taught. Sure, you might have had a supportive high school art teacher. Maybe you even went to college and got a good tip or two from a professor that you liked. But you probably already know the truth: as helpful as those things were, you taught yourself art by practicing, studying the art that you liked, and working through your personal theories regarding art aesthetics with your friends.
I get more and more upset when I think about my time at Savannah College of Art and Design. And it's not that particular school that bugs me, I guess it's the idea of art colleges in general who give jobs to people who don't know enough about art.
The best person to teach you something is the person who's busy making a living from it. They're so busy, in fact, that they don't have time for your because they're too busy kicking ass. Which is prob
Finding Freelance work: pricing and self doubt!Why don't I get enough freelance work? Are my prices too high? I see these types of questions on Deviant Art a lot. Whether you are just starting out or you have been freelancing for a while, there is a good chance that you can improve your workload and income by applying a little bit of self confidence and assertiveness.
1) Don't wait for work to find you. Go find work. Read job ads. Find jobs that suit your skills. Also adapt your skills to match the jobs you find... That's very important. If you can provide a style or service that other artists can't match, that gives you an advantage. Make a list of freelancing sites and other sites with job advertisements. You can find some of them here: http://friendlyhand.deviantart.com/journal/#/d52v4i3 Keep track of which sites provide the BEST job leads for you and visit them regularly. Be prompt when applying for jobs. Some clients will take days to pick an artist but other clients will choose from the first few applicants.
what to do- Art VS Parents
Art career VS Parents is actually a very very common issue in many different countries.
First of all, you are not alone in this struggle, many many people are on the same boat sharing the same problem, including your parents.
A lot of parents tend to think doing art makes you starve, and you will be poor all your life if you want to become an artist. They are dead set on "a certain career means more money therefore means more steady life"
Truth is... whatever that popular career is... it may become less popular later because of so many people going into the field, thus lowering the demand. The supply and demand principle applies to all fields, jobs market changes.
OK. To start with the conversation... Lets make sure we know what they think that an "art career" is~~~
Research and Communicate:
Usually they don't know ANYTHING about that career you want to go into, usually the best way to go about it is research how much "salary" you will get paid with doing a certain job
Six Ways to Earn More CommissionsIf you’re serious about earning an income with your art, then you have to be serious about marketing yourself. If you’re like me, you hate selling… you don’t like rejection, it makes you nervous and you think you’re no good at it. That’s why we’re artists and not salesmen. Fortunately marketing yourself is kind of an art form. Although I don’t have all the answers, I’d like to share a little of what I’ve learned about the art of marketing ourselves.
Be Seen: First, make it easy for people to find you. Create a deviation with a list of the different kinds of commissions you offer, with a sample and a price for each. Put this deviation near the top of your profile so that everyone knows you’re open for commissions. Here’s mine as an example:
Join commission groups where people looking for commissions can find you. Many commission groups will expect you to have a commission s