okay, time for another journal
so i keep getting the same questions over and over again. how did i learn to do this.
i was self taught. by this i mean, i took the initiative and seeked out the knowledge, as no one was offering it.
i draw on average 8 to 10 hours a day, every day. by average i mean that some days its 6 and some 12
so... the argument.
i keep hearing this one. well i want to be a professional artist, but life is hard, i need to work, i don't really have the time....
let me put things in perspective here.
i used to work as a night guard on the beach. every single night from 8 pm to s6 am. after that i would go meet up with my dad who gouarded another beach to get a cup of coffee. we had a bite to eat, and then both went to haul and sell fruits and vegetables.
every evening i was drawing. when the sun set i sat under a street lamp and drew through the night.
every night. this was on occasion interrupted by a fight with some exceedingly drunk people who wouldn't take verbal persuasion not to throw beach property in the sea.
i drew, i drew constantly and relentlessly.
seven years of drawing got me to the point where i was hireable. it was then that i started getting paid for my work. for doing a job i wanted to do.
i kept working hard and i kept improving, and i will keep on doing the same.
it is like an rpg, you will grind, but you will unlock those new skills.
now listen, there is nothing wrong about treating this as a hobby, it is a wonderful satisfying hobby to have. but if you want to be a professional, be it a comic artist a game artist a n animator a designer... you will have to put in the time, you will have to pay your dues.
life is a bitch, it will do you no favors. all you can get out of it is what you are willing to fight for. it is a hard battle, but it is worth it.
see, at a certain point it truly is about this. what is it that you want to do in life, do you want to spend your life being slowly killed on the inside by the job you hate while dreaming of your could haves, or will you fight for your dreams.
let me repeat this cause it bear repeating. it is a bloody fight, but the rewards are beyond amazing.
rest is up to you. seek the knowledge. in this thing you need no colleges, you need ambition, and thirst for knowledge. and knowledge my friends, at least in our line of work is a mere google search away, see in this work they dont ask you where you were schooled, they only ask what can you do, and how fast can you do it.
if your answers to that are, everything, and as fast as you need it.... you will get hired,
and if anyone asks where is art in all this very jobcentric rant of mine.....
art is living in its parents basement talking much about how big he or she will be.
this is about professionals!