I had a wonderful weekend full of making new friends and learning about people in the area. More and more I am finding that I am getting more encouragement and awareness that I should difanetely be prosuing my art as a career.
I kept thinking about this a lot today actually. I really have had trouble seeing myself being a professional illustrator/artist. Or just living on making art and doing it 8 hours a day. I do draw a lot. And I mean a lot. But normally the things I draw are my own self entertainment. With a lot of the new exposure I am witnessing and talking to a lot of artist in different mediums and ranges I am slowly getting to the point where I can see myself just living on my art.
However it is very tough for me to really see that happening. I think it's just hard because it's been a hobby for a very very long time. I am just use to it being what I want and the big change is, to making something for what someone else wants.
Several discussions with people I met over this weekend have been about them seeing what I make and what potential I have if I try doing this and that. Like one person brought up from a workshop that my art would look really cool as sculptures. Which is more Jenn's area. But I do like making 3D art. Like I studied 3D modeling at AIP and some of my art does have a three dimensional look. So it might be worth trying to sculpt my characters or different things I draw. So it might doing a little fiddling playing around with such art.
I am defiantly hungry for being more involved in entertainment media. Yeah, I know that can mean almost anything. Potentially I am thinking games. Like, video games, card games, interactive, etc. So I will need to make examples of work to show I have the skills for these.
I have to make it happen. Soon.
I believe it is going to happen.
It will happen :)