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水曜日, 7月 25

Business Card

Working on a new business card.
I think it's a cool design, but it
doesn't show any art on it... that
might be a problem. I dunno. I
guess I could put something on
the back with the contact info.

Starting concept sketches for the
(at least) one really big piece I
have to do on top of the four
pages of the fan girl. I never
work this big, or without my
photoshop crutch, so this uh...
should be interesting.



Blogger Ester said...

Sail, it's been awhile since I've come to chat, and I just wanted to say, I'm glad you are ok! That's an insane story about the stray bullet, you could definitely stand to get in a better area. Hope your move is going smooth. Things on my end have been so hectic and insanely busy that I haven't made time to chat, which sucks, and I hope it didn't make the wrong impression here about your work.

I've recently had some negative criticism about my artwork, and it made me remember that I can't please everyone, which is ok. As long as I'm doing what makes me happy, then my best work will be coming out, and it's hard to remember, especially when we're not pleasing the crowd, but that's exactly how art goes. You should definitely keep on track with the art that is making you happiest, while still challenging yourself to expand and always get better at it.

Not trying to be all philosophical, and you already know all this, but I just thought I'd throw a kind reminder for you. It's hard to be alone in such a small thing as the art world, and pulling comments might make you feel even more alone, even when people are watching and wanting to support.

Hope all is well :)

7:18 午前  
Blogger r_sail said...

No worries Ester, I've been in the same boat. I've not been making it around the the blogs I usually check, and when I do, I haven't been leaving comments. So, I hope I didn't make the wrong imrpession either. :)

The comments thing was about making sure that I was pleasing myself first and foremost. I just got caught up in the instant affirmation of what I was doing and felt a little unsure without that. I just wanted to know that I was doing what I wanted regardless of what anyone else thought, because yeah, you can't please the crowd all the time, and I don't really have an interest in doing so. It's great when people like what you do, but if they don't, I'd better like it, you know?

Now I gotta go see the negative criticism on your blog.

Hope all is well with you.

3:23 午後  


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