Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Orange is a great fall color.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thoughts on Creating Art

Writer's block. From the outside, it probably looks like you're sitting there and doing nothing, but every person who's ever experienced writer's block knows that it's the complete opposite. It's the continuous struggle to eek something out of your conscience and put it out there into the world.

I like to compare this struggle to having a conversation with yourself. When you face that blank paper, you come face-to-face with yourself, and ask, "What am I thinking?" Then your conscience tells you, "I want ice cream." Then you tell yourself, "Okay, ice cream is good. Let's get some." Then ice cream is consumed. "Okay, what are you thinking now?" "I don't know. Bears are funny. Draw a bear." "Okay, why are bears funny?" "I don't know. This is tough."

More often than not, this is writing. Dealing with your stubborn self. But as you dig deeper, you begin to unravel what you truly think about life. Through this process, you begin to understand the world and yourself a little better.

So, to those out there interested, I recommend to create something. Maybe a story, or a picture. And if it becomes too hard, have some ice cream.
Lastly, from my labor this week, a doodle of my family.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Shopping around in the market

Okay, this title doesn't make much sense, but it is a bit more interesting than Marketing 101, which a lot of web pages out there are labeled (Why are they all named like University courses?!). But a big thing about growing a business is putting yourself out there. I will not lie. I am horrendous at this. The good news is I am trying to fix this.

Marketing for Children's Book Illustrators

That link right there is a pretty good one for freelancing children's book illustrators. To sum it up, the name of the game is persistence. As I have learned, sending out one postcard does not make any clients flood my inbox. It is very important to always be letting people know what the heck you're up to without becoming a pest. It is a lot to take in, but with practice, it'll build to bigger and better things.

Also, I changed my profile pictures in Facebook,Twitter, and LinkedIn. I thought people should have a nice picture of me.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Some New Comic Pages

From a graphic novel idea that I am currently working on. These are fun.