“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thank you to all that have left positive comments regarding the first few cards that I've posted thus far. I really appreciate it. But something has come up and has me slightly concerned.
There were a few of you who have mentioned that the detail of the images I've done have inspired you to do the same with the ones you are responsible for. While I find that flattering and humbling, I would seriously, strongly recommend against it. Keep in mind that this is all just my personal opinion and ultimately you artists can do whatever you want, but please consider the small (almost microscopic) monetary compensation we're receiving for these and you should realize that it doesn't make much sense why you'd spend any considerable amount of time per card. It's just not very smart (we'll get to why I'm not as smart as I seem in a second here - bear with me). If you were to ask for my opinion...well, I'd say, "Draw whatever the hell you want." But please don't use these overworked images that I'm doing as a point of reference. Some of us need to eat and I don't know if we can live off of the production of these cards. You're time is better invested in something that has healthier rate of return. Does that make sense?
As for me, I'm an idiot and I have brain damage. Synapses don't fire correctly in my head. Ask anyone who knows me. Want proof? They're supposed to be 'sketch cards' but I'm doing full-on illustrations on a few of them. Not smart. And the time I spend on these could be better spent slamming my head into drywall. Which I do. Which explains why I'm an idiot, why I have brain damage and why synapses blah, blah, blah. Seriously, I've more than a fair share of people asking me, "WTF are you drawing so much for?!?" And they're right.
So to recap: Thanks for the kind words. Draw what you want, but if you don't have to, please don't draw more than what's necessary. I'm an idiot who draws too much.
Anyway - 'Elektra'. Enjoy.
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