This was a really fun week. I just went nuts doing goofy drawings without trying to tie it to some overarching goal or project, and I felt more artistically productive than I have in a long time. Never underestimate the power of letting yourself have a good time once in a while.
It’s Halloween night, and I figure there’s no better time to announce the spookiest thing I’ve done in years… …I quit my job this month! Art is now going to be my full time job. I’m beyond scared, but considering my (good) life circumstances right now, this is my best chance to try. This is […]
If anyone needs help tracking their art times and overall productivity, try ManicTime. It’s free and gives amazingly detailed data on all your activity. I’m using it to keep track of how long it takes to do drawings and it’s sobering to see how much time gets sucked away by “little” distractions like chat or […]
It’s been interesting to see how long my commissions actually take vs. how long I thought they would. It has not turned out how I expected! For example, I’ve been charging way less for cel shaded drawings because… it’s just 1 shadow, right? But the exactness required when drawing that 1 shadow makes it just […]
End-of-decade art thoughts
There’s a lot of “2009 vs 2019 art!” stuff floating around right now that’s probably very demotivating to a lot of people. Respect to those who have made huge strides this decade, but if you are one of the many who haven’t… please remember to be kind to yourself. Not everyone goes from kindergarten scribbles […]