Hey everyone, just a heads up!
I'm getting laid off from my job starting next week due to a lack of work available for me. I may get hired on again later on, so it's not all doom and gloom. It's actually good opportunity for me to dive into doing freelance work. This will include commissions (mostly themed ones). I'll post a journal once I'm ready for that! I already have a handful of cool ideas. I'll probably just start off with badges (for anyone going to AC) and icons though. I'll also most likely be opening up a Patreon in the near future for those who might be interested in that. I'm still working out the tiers/milestones. For people I follow it's been a great platform for them, and I feel like it could be a great thing for us as well.
I've found a big reason behind my art block is basically fear of doing badly. The idea of making a bad piece of art keeps me procrastinating, stalling, and avoiding doing art a lot of the time, unless I'm confident behind what I'm doing. That's why you don't see me experimenting much and keeping to the same sort of things. I realized recently the less I think about an idea before starting, the easier it is for me to actually make art. Kind of ironic, isn't it? Essentially, I'm comparing way too much. I imagine getting silently judged by followers and people I admire for making a not-so-great piece of work, which is not a healthy thing. I think realizing this has helped me a lot. Now it's a matter of actually putting it into practice, including posting the "not-so-great" art when it's made!
So what does this all mean? If all goes to plan: More art for you guys to see, more experimental stuff, and obviously, commissions and other ways to get artwork from me.
Thanks for reading, cheers!