One thing I have been working on is improving my writing. Reading about grammar and writing, and working on my story manual while pulling my plot together on a timeline. I'm hoping to finally write and finish this idea for a story that I've had since I was in 6th grade. I know I have a long road ahead of me, I'm probably not going to post it here since I plan on publishing it later down the road. I will at one point need feedback so when I get to a certain point I may look for beta readers. On another hand, I am also working on updating character concept art and I want to finish mapping an area I'm currently working in out. I have a group named WritersResources where I have been posting articles and sites that have been helping me. I want to share it with others because for so long I wanted to write and had no confidence to do it, I hope to inspire others to keep plugging along and leave me as the cautionary tale of what not to do.
Many a family member and friends see my works and I am encouraged to sell things, commission work and expose myself more. I live in a really small community where everyone does this and hardly anyone makes money at it. I live in a community that "promotes small business" openly but in reality, does everything it can to stunt it. I've seen so many businesses fail out here because the local government did not want them. One example is a tattoo shop that was run out of town, the city forced them to move 5 times in the span of a year. He painted the side of his 1st building to advertise and at this point in time it was legal but the city council pushed a code/law out despite him so his business was taken from him later as a result. :/ Lame. Another one is a skate shop that has been bumped around since I was in high school, I've lost count on how many times they moved.
Despite all this, I still have hope that my local art community stays strong. I would like to one day join their ranks as a booth owner at the art and crafts fair. If anyone has advice on how to become a self-employed artisan I'm willing to listen and take it to heart. Suggestions are welcome from anyone. As for my issues with lacking digital resources, I'm not sure as to what to do at this point. I'm all ears for suggestions.
So to switch gears a bit here are some of my artworks. My very best in my opinion. (Shameless self-promotion.)
Traditional Art: Graphite- Lineart Concept and Artworks