Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Resolution

Usually I don't make any New Year's resolutions, unless it's something kind of vague like, make more money with my art. And that's usually something I would be doing no matter what. This year, however,  I've decided to make a real resolution; I'm going to finish all the projects that I've had on the back burner for a while.  I'm going to start one at a time and finish them to completion within the first few months of this year. Then I'm going to start on the projects that I've been meaning to do for a long time and hopefully have those done or going on before 2012 is over. 

The first thing I'm going to do is finish inking and lettering Rudolph The Hideous Abomination.  I started working on and posting this comic like two years ago. Then I got pretty busy with freelance work so I wasn't able to work on it quite as much.  After a while, I got so sick of working my day job that I decided I couldn't do any art projects that weren't going to bring me money.  I was really hoping I could start making a living with my art real soon. So I started focusing on doing stock illustrations and designing T-shirts when I wasn't doing freelance work. So, I just didn't have the time to work on Rudolph anymore. 

2011 was a good year for freelance work but not so good the stock illustrations.  Around July my sales dropped drastically even though I had uploaded a number of new illustrations. So my money making plans didn't really work out. Because of this, I decided I could no longer put so much stock (no pun  intended) into doing stock illustration.  So, I decided to exploit every source I  could. This year I've started selling products on, designed souvenir T-shirts to sell locally, entered contests and started a new webcomic, The Daily Doodle.  There's a lot of other things I'd like to start in the coming year, some of which I've had on my mind for a while but I just can't do anything new otherwise I'll feel guilty about the things I haven't finished.  So, I've decided not to be too concerned on whether or not these projects will be lucrative and finally put an end to that nagging guilt!


  1. Rudolph The Hideous Abomination is funny shit. Your artwork is looking better every time you post something. If you finish Rudolph, you might consider taking a print copy to APE. I think that might be a good venue for you.

    Also, if you are looking for some funding for a project you might consider Kickstarter or Indy GoGo.

    Keep in touch- Lane

  2. Thanks for the kind words and suggestions, Lane. I'll keep that stuff in mind.