Saturday, December 31, 2011
New Years Resolution
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 Zazzle.com, 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!