Art man. A therapeutic outlet, yet the obsession to achieve the better is a constant battle of sanity for me. This image has been complete for some time now thanks to the digital color work of Norman Wong.
I have quite a collection of completed works. Waiting to be printed. So many personal and financial tropes that I need to learn to overcome. The first is failure. Failure is inevitable. It is necessary to grow and learn from. So difficult to accept failure before an action.
Example: I self publish a comic no one will purchase. lt sits at my place. I produce and artbook that goes nowhere. I create art no one cares about, or do they? I don’t know. In the honest truth it’s not my place to care. It’s only my purpose to create.
Conventions. To me conventions are a scam for artists/creators. Artists designed to sell other properties for money is troublesome to me. I don’t judge if you enjoy it. It’s just important to explore our own ideas. Why though, If no one buys them right? Hence McFarlane’s Spider Man fan art for sale (which I am guilty of but enjoyed it).
The convention costs exceed the average sales for an independent creator artist not selling fan art. It is a promotion cost that is necessary to acquire interest in our work. However anything over 300 dollars in total convention cost seems a little steep for me. There has got to be a better form of promotion. If there isn’t there should be. This is why I avoid conventions. It just is not financially practical (say the guy who is unpractical)
I understand the idea of sacrifice for ones dreams. I just don’t think paying a large fee to be drowned out is the way to go. I can be drowned out for nothing via web. I propose no answers only obstacles. So I guess this a rant.
I hope you enjoyed the visual anguish..I am the beast.