Hello deviant art world journal blog online realm of things.
There, we're off to a good start now, aren't we?
I've long watched this website. I have long arrived at it's shores from the sea of information by hunting and gathering various art and icon.
At last, I have made a profile and will upload my own work.
I would love to be considered a professional at this. I just don't know what that means. I see most people that have jobs being paid to be creative and I wonder, how did you get there? I am creative. I can throw a hundred ideas at you a minute for any given story line. Maybe seventy out of that one hundred are utter shite, but a 30% epic ratio is actually pretty good as far as I can tell. I can literally take a walk around a apartment building back yard full or sticks, leaves in various states of decay, and a dumpster full of cardboard and fabric on old sofas, and with a few buckets of bleach and a couple art supplies I will make something beautiful. It's just a matter of putting the items back into their harmonious state with each other.
I don't really have any professional training so to speak. This will, however, be a professional exercise in run on sentences and thinking in a sardonic way. Rest assured, I'm actually a totally affable guy. In regard to professional training, if professional training is an expensive art school then no I do not have any training. If training is making flyers for small concerts and designing crappy shirts for my once crappy band in highschool, and then playing said shows, then yes, I have some training. If professional training is shooting and editing your own short films, or creating your own pipeline with really talented illustrators to illustrate the short graphic novels and comic scripts you've toiled over, then outsourcing lettering with networking or doing it yourself, then yes. I have some training. If touring DIY across the US of A and Canada putting all your time money and self into music and living as an artist until you get picked up by a label in your early twenties followed by touring even harder then before is formal training, then yes, I have a quite a handful. If you work with every avenue to succeed while fighting to stay relevant and "cool" only to have your label fold, the former heads buy a couple new beamers, and then you decide that you'd rather be writing comic books anyway is considered professional training.. then yes, haha, I have some formal professional training. I just don't have any formal, paid history of work.
So I wonder, how do people wind up professional at this kind of thing? Being an artist. Being creative. Or perhaps more accurately so, paying the bills doing so. I hope that through people commenting on my work, and giving me hell, and helping me back up again, I will find an answer to that question.
Or at the very least shine some light on the foot step just in front of me that is about to fall so that I know I am still moving forward. I love being creative. It's all I really know. Let's help each other become stronger at what we love!