Hi ho Prospectors!
So, I'm sure a lot of you have been asking (heck, I KNOW a lot of you have been asking) why I have not been drawing nearly as much as I usually do.
I know there are a fair amount of my watchers here who just aren't interested in my musical endeavours, and thats understandable, but I think its about time I explained why I have been poring so much time into making brony music as opposed to drawing.
See, In my 4 or so years of drawing here on DA, I have really poorer my heart and soul into improving as much as I can. I've learned a lot over the years, participated in a lot of projects, and just overall improved tremendously since those first months of drawing.
But… see, when you poor that much time into trying your absolute best to break into the cartooning industry, and not a single bit of fruit has ever come from it… you start to kinda get a little de-motivated.
I have sent in dozens of portfolios to a great deal many companies (I must have sent three or four in to Archie Comics alone), and even though I know Its tough to make it professionally, I have never once received any kind of email or acknowledgment back from any one of those companies.
Not only that, but every fan project I've gotten involved in and poorer time and effort into art for has been cancelled on me without warning so far (Endangered Species, a Silver comic I forget the name of, and at least two or three more), hence, once again leaving me with no fruits of my labour =/
To make matters worse, despite my friend at DHX believing I have a chance to be a story boarder, I still have yet to hear back from the University I'm applying at, and even if I DO make it, the class may require me to draw profanities (naked men & women etc…) in order to pass, which is something I have sworn I will never do (my older watchers should remember that promise, which of course includes "no swearing" and "no sexy pictures").
So… after so many opportunities that seemed to be so promising have failed, I am just finding it really hard to motivate myself to draw anything right now. The whole "whats even the point of drawing this?" thing has started to creep into my mind I guess.
Now, music on the other hand is something that is brand new to me. I jumped into it without any idea of how everything would work out, and have been astounded at the reactionsI've gotten that people actually like my music
I've since been far more inspired to work on music, as it just at the moment feels a lot more rewarding, and just fun overall.
But don't go worrying just yet about my art, I am still working on a short animated thing I've been planning for a little while, and you have probably all noticed the bit of art I did recently for 4EverfreeBrony too. I haven't stopped doing art completely, I just have found myself doing it less then I used to.
I am trying to change that though. I've gotten involved in a project recently that (so long as it doesn't get cancelled like every other project I've been in) will require me to draw a lot of storyboards, which you may see a bit of on DA :3 In addition, I am thinking I may try one last time to make it onto a comic company, by sending in a portfolio to IDW Comics, as well as MAYBE one more portfolio to Archie Comics.
We'll see how that goes down, and depending on if the University accepts me, you may or may not see an increase of art coming onto my DA son enough :3
Anyway, sorry for the wall of text, hopefully that all made sense X3
Until next time y'all
PS: If any of you ARE interested in checking out my music, feel free to look me up here: www.youtube.com/user/FritzyBea…