Jun. 4th, 2012

bluejeans07: (Arashi- Kitto Daijobu)
After a relatively quiet and uneventful spring, summer has already started off being insane. I have a few freelance projects, a con, and classes starting up again and that's just this month! I've pushed Comic Con from my mind at the moment, it's not here yet and I don't need to worry about it until it gets closer.

Anyway, the old art LJ is no more. It has ceased to be. It is an ex-art LJ. I'm still on the internets though, my most professional presence is probably my actual site that I made on blogger, but it's fun to post more silly stuff on Deviant Art and Tumblr. It took me awhile to get the hang of both but now I understand how to use 'em and while my pieces don't get millions of views, it still is enough to get my work spread around a bit more. Actually, this is probably good for me because I'd have no clue what to do with the drama that popular artists on Tumblr and Deviant Art get. I was out with a few people last weekend, I knew and have hung out with three of them but only talked to the rest vaguely on Twitter, but there was a lively discussion about drama on these sites that popular artists deal with and how some artists don't deserve their popularity and can't deal with it or whatever. I don't really remember the details, I just remember being bewildered that this sort of drama exists and that a lot of people fuel their energy into giving it attention, but like I said, I'm a small fish in the vast pond of hoopla that are those sites and I just do my own thing without care.

Probably because I see art, specifically my own art and skills, as more of an academic discipline/something that gives me pleasure that I was thrown for a such a loop. I take it seriously, I train everyday to the point I get wrist cramps (going though one now, ow), I try new things, I working on my own crap because IT BRINGS ME FULFILLMENT, and I forget that there may or may not be an audience on the other side. The stuff I draw tends not to be popular because I don't draw things that are popular (yeah I draw fanart and slash but my most famous piece happens to be BATMAN POOPING which I now find strangely appropriate), and I don't always spread it far and wide even though I've started being more active in social networking. Mostly I'm happy plodding along drawing what I want with my own quiet circle of good artists who also happen to be good people.

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