I woke up this morning feeling horribly depressed. About my art, about my comic, etc. It’s just one of those days where I sit around and wonder why I’m not more popular then I am. I hate days like this.
I know I’m a good artist, and the fans I have are loving and loyal and I appreciate them all (yes, that’s right, if you’re reading this I appreciate you, you wonderful person!). And before you worry, no I’m not fishing for compliments or reassurance, nor am I considering ‘leaving’; I just need to get the depressing weights off my shoulders. Although I’ll take any and all hugs, if you’re offering.
I think part of my problem is I just don’t post my artwork often enough. I’ve been working on some pieces that I think are some of my best work, but I’ve been holding them to myself, telling myself I’m going to make an ‘art book’ one of these days, since they seem so popular. However, I have to be honest with myself: my art just doesn’t sell. While people like looking at it, it’s just not marketable, not to mention the market is saturated. So rather then hold onto this art for months while I slowly create enough to fill a small book, I’m going to go ahead and post it all. Then, if demand is created for tangible artwork, I will comply. If not, I’ll just keep on creating.
I think it’s good that I’m doing art that isn’t comic related. I think that was half my trouble right there. It seems I went years without really doing anything for myself. But I want to create the little things in my head. So I’ve now dug out my mini-sketchbook, and I’m gonna draw. I’m gonna do stuff for me. And hopefully, you will enjoy it.
If you have any fan-art recommendations, I’ll gladly listen. After all, I need to flex those creative muscles. And thank you for putting up with my early-morning depression; just writing this out has helped lift my spirits so much.