So Busy... So Tired...
I am so busy.
No, really. This isn't like 'busy getting top tier gear through raidng in warcraft' busy, or 'I took a second job scrubbing shitters for cash desperation' busy.
No, these are real, honest to goodness art commissions. I've got a bunch of them all rolling in at once. Hell, some of them are even paid for and just waiting for my ass to finish them up. I have a dozen Goblins to draw, Hip-hop themed and ethnically diverse angels, city skylines, men sitting on toilets with their laptop or rocking a kilt with attitude. And that's just the drawing shit I have to do, never mind my own slow suffering money-pit comic projects.
On top of that I started sculpting. I just sort of blundered into some awesome guys who make weirdo toys at www.HalfBadToyz.com. Sort of a happy accident really, so here I am setting up a sculpting station and trying to figure out what the fuck I'm doing with polymer clay; something I've really never worked with before. But man, it is interesting.
My shopping get a little sketchy when I have to set up for a new type of project. This latest round included 1500 and 600 grit sandpaper, neodymium magnets, a bar of steel, pin spreaders, a full set of dentist's picks, a heat gun, turpenoid mineral spirits, a wire brush, super glue, and all sorts of other crap that makes me look like I'm up to no good.
So, yeah... I'm busy.
It's a good busy though. A wise man once told me that a hard day spent drawing is better than a hard day doing almost anything else, and I think he's right. It's more than just drawing though, it's doing anything creative and interesting. Another wise man once said that you shouldn't worry too much about making money at your chosen craft. Just be awesome, and the rest will come inevitably. A little more optimistic than I prefer, but I think I agree with the sentiment. If you're just doing something to make cash, it'll probably suck. There has to be some heart behind it.
I actually collect little quotes and sayings like those all the time. Little motivational or inspirational sayings. I feel like a traitor to the cause of pessimistic cynicism when I do, but they keep me going, so fuck it.
In other news, I have hired a web master. He's a little slow, so I need to flog him with an electrical cord now and then to get him motivated. I can get away with this since he's living with us. I'm not very good at keeping my indentured servants in line though. I'm too soft. I think I'll go throw things at him until he starts working again. Later!