First of all,I would like to thank everyone for the Birthday Wishes back in December I tried answering all or most of your Birthday/Holiday wishes, and I am really sorry if I missed your comment! If you did not get a response from me or if you had a question, please feel free to send me a note anytime and I'll get back to you
Second, I know I went missing for about two months but I'm hoping that things will start slowing down again so I can work on comics and other art-related things. I have a bunch of @TM Comics lined up since... 4 months ago... and I'm hoping to actually work on them soon (Along with StupidFox, of course). But mainly during these past two months, I've been doing a lot of sketching and going back on working with old mediums.
Warning: This is a Beginning of a Rant
Recently, I've realized that I do not have as much time to work on art as I did one year ago. And I look back to previous projects that I had done several years ago and I remember being able to stay in one place for 6 hours straight working on one project. Of course, that was when I was in school and I had a lot of free hours. However, now I work 8-10 hours a day doing office work that is not as much art-related. (To clarify, it is not that I dislike my office job, but I would prefer not having to work and just sit at home and draw whatever I want ) But of course, this also means I may not be updating as "regularly" on DeviantArt, since I won't have as much to show.
People have asked me why I don't pursue drawing as a career so that I can be doing something I enjoy, but I never saw myself in a "professional" position with being an artist. Even though I only have about 2-3 hours a day to draw, it is something I look forward to after a long day of work. Personally, I prefer that rather than looking at drawing as a part of a job or a chore. I enjoy drawing for drawing, I like seeing other people's work to learn from them bit by bit, and I enjoy telling stories and so I draw them out as comics (because I am terrible at writing, if you couldn't tell already, haha). What I don't like is only having that 2-3 hour time gap to draw, but what can I do ?
To people who are still reading this, I hope you all keep doing what you love whether it is just as a hobby or as your job. And, (while we're on the topic), to artists struggling to decide whether they should continue drawing or not because they "don't have a large audience on DeviantArt" or that they're not "good enough"... ask yourself if you are drawing because you enjoy it or because you just expect a lot of public attention. I know that in my position it's "easy for me to say", but I still remember when I thought 10 faves was a lot and meant a lot to me, and now the numbers are just meaningless statistics. In any case, remember that your greatest audience will always be your friends, family, and most importantly, yourself. Make time for your hobbies, don't turn your hobby into some kind of competition (unless it calls for it), and don't stop doing what you really enjoy