Have you ever tried working 2 or 3 jobs, making a comic book in your spare time, and trying to spend time with your family all at once? I’m sure all of those freelance artists out there know what I mean.
Sometimes I dream of just being able to concentrate 100% on one thing, instead of having 4 or 5 things on the go at all times. I like being productive, but this is getting a little rediculous……
……There. That’s out of my system……… Right! back to work then.
Yeah, quit complaining! I want Possum #4! 😛
Seriously, I understand the feeling all too well. I actually dropped a bunch of freelance work early this year so I’d have more time to concentrate on my own comic as well as other things I’ve neglected for far too long. Just remember that you’re doing a lot of this because it’s fun and enjoyable. And focus on the process, not the end result. That’s helped keep me sane lately.
John: Ah, if only Visa and my mortgage would listen to me when I tell them that I can’t pay them because I stopped working because it wasn’t fun and enjoyable.:)….. My comic is what is fun and enjoyable, but it sure doesn’t pay the bills. That’s where the first 2 jobs come in. Hopefully as time goes on I’ll be able to dedicate more and more time on my personal projects (my comics) and less on work for hire stuff, until my personal project can generate enough income to pay the bills. That’s the plan. In the meantime, it’s multitasking for me.
(in all seriousness, I agree with what you’re saying. I have found that since I stopped worrying about my drawings, and tried to just have fun with them, my drawing has improved a lot, and confidence comes out in the artwork. Saying that, though, there is always the need to study and learn, and see your mistakes. You just don’t have to stress about them).
You actually had time to make a drawing about it? Can’t be that busy…;)
You know, I know exactly what it’s like. It sucks.
Warren: Arrgh. You found me out! I’m actually on vacation in Mexico, sipping margaritas right now. (and I’m rich, and own my own airplane).
Wwwwwpppsshhhhhh! BACK TO WORK BLAIR! Congrats on the third comic!
ps. You don’t have to go back to work if you don’t want to. I was just joking. I know you will though. 😉
I’ve been working 2 jobs myself for the past 2 months. Working 9-5, and then working from 7-2 a.m. Thats without kids!! I cant image trying to juggle all three. Hang in there Blair!