Okay, so few months ago I bit my tongue and made myself a self promo video as a way to get myself and my art out there. I cringe at the sight of my big face and the awful sound of my voice, but one of these days I gotta just come out, right? And also this would be your chance to see what I really look and sound like, as I hardly am into posting selfies.
It ain’t professionally made, so please bear with some fault ones, not to mention the terrible audio. >_<
Also I’ve added two new widgets at the bottom of this blog that links to my other sites Instagram and Flickr, where I’ve begun sharing my collection of handmade jewelry.The Instagram is where you’ll see most of my WIPs and sketch sessions, among other things I do on the side (sorry no selfies here 😉 Go take a look and drop in some notes pretty please.
Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
Ok I’ll try to finish this topic once and for all…
So long long story short, I am not the type of gal to be someone else’s workhorse. I know that sounds jerky of me, but it’s not my temperament. I tried, believe me, but it’s awful lot of pressure and exhausting to the nth degree. I have a lot going on in my mind, but I can’t afford to sacrifice them to please the big guys all the time. It seems like that’s all I ever have done my whole life, but that is another story…
So why did I want to be a visual artist again?
Well before I made this hardcore decision, there was a time not too long ago that I wanted to be another kind of artist: the kind that comes with regular salary and health insurance and a 401k. I had aspired to be a concept artist, you know, those people who draw up costumes and sets and scenes for video games and movies and such. I was so into video games and movies, and when I heard they had jobs where you get to draw cool game characters and the like I was excited.
But boy, oh, boy, I couldn’t have been so naive and so stupid….
Why I decided to be a visual artist?
Ok, I did not always want to be the visual artist. Because the prospects there are poor. Just look at Van Gogh….
When I went to college in 1997 my goal was pretty clearly in animation. But as time passed I found myself stuck between the two roads and unable to choose. I thought I had it worked out: a steady job in a cubicle with decent income and the benefits, a nice condo in the city of L.A., those social gatherings with coworkers and friends, and whatever else that comes with a typical career woman lifestyle.
An interview with Myself. (Ehhh…)
1. How did you get into art?
I have been drawing since I was very little. It just came naturally for me.
2. Why do you pursue art?
Art has been with me my whole life. It was my saving grace through the bad times and the good. It was my safe haven from loneliness, misery, and grief. If I wasn’t able to draw I don’t think I’d be here now.