It's near the end of a year again, and time flies so fast! (no thanks to you, #fallout4
I don't know if you guys have been following my work, but I can tell you I have been a full-time freelancer since 2013
. I made new friends, multiple recurring clients, increased my overall qualities, and of course get more Watchers here! (thank you so much guys!). But I have been feeling rather 'out of touch' recently, so to speak. Here's why (I think);
My commissioning career kick-started when I published a series of original characters. Since then, the requests never stopped. But years before that, I made a series of Powerpuff fan-art, and people loved it! But alas, fan-arts here don't pay the bills, so I must oblige to those who do, naturally. I can try to do both, but for some reason, it always feel exhausting to spend more time drawing them. At least that's what I used to think. But what if I can change that? I have seen people get paid when they have enough Youtube views doing what they love. Can I do that too?
I turn my eyes to websites like Gumroad
, and it seems possible (maybe Youtube?). if I have enough followers, that is. I don't know. I haven't tried them or talked to those who have. Do you think it's a good idea? I *want* it to work. I always feel envious whenever I see artists do tons of fan-art of their favourite game or movie characters. I'm quite a nerd, and nothing makes me happier than contributing awesome stuff!PS: call me one of those guys who's afraid to change (inertia), and doesn't like public appearances. lol ! it may take some convincing before I have the courage to put out my voice or face to the internet.
So yeah, starting 2016, I think I might reduce the number commissions in favour of doing some fan-art, at least one per month (or maybe two, soon after). I said 'reduce', not stop
I can't abandon my loyal customers now, can I?
You think it's a good idea? Or anyone has any input to sites like Patreon? let me know! PPS: This entry never meant to be a tip on how to gain more watchers or commission requests, yeah. If you want, I can write about things that *I think* works pretty well (for me, at least).