The Starving Artist Tag is a collab between YouTube artists Lena Danya, Mira Byler, Tina Yu, Happy Dee, and Katherine Ward, wherein they answer a set of 20 questions about their work, and their artistic journey. I first watched this on Lena Danya’s channel, and I wanted to try it out!
Oddly enough I found it therapeutic to answer these questions on camera, and it help me realize things about myself– even though it meant a ton of editing after! 🙈
Anyway enough blabber! Here’s my Starving Artist Tag video!
Halloo everyone! It has been IN-CRE-DIBLY busy lately so I hope you can forgive the somewhat long absence from the blog. I’m currently working on an exciting client project that I cannot wait to share with you soon, but miraculously I was able to squeeze in some time to make a creative photo slideshow for my mom’s surprise 60th birthday celebration!
Hey everybody! After a whole bunch of non-animation vlog posts (1 birthday vlog, and 3 Japanvlogs! To be fair though, the Japan vlogs were somewhat animation-related XD) I’m back with a fun speed animation of a thank you eCard I made for Hallmark eCards!!!
Here it is here it is here it is!! My super duper (DUPER) late vlog from my trip to Japan!
If you could remember this post from some time ago, I mentioned that my film Cupid’s Serenade got in the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015. I, along with the other filmmakers, were then invited to attend the festival at Chitose, Japan!!!
This was such a dream come true because it’s my first time to get in an international animation festival, and it’s my mom and I’s first time to visit Japan!
As they say, better late then never! SO HERE IT IS…parts 1 and 2 of my Artventures in Japan!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are genuinely mine.
Contrary to popular belief, being an artist/designer is NOT cheap.
You’ll need paints, canvases, sketchbooks, pencils, computers, software, tablets, cameras…the list goes on depending on your chosen medium.
You’d also want to stay on top of your game, so you’ll need to pay for education like art school (if you choose to go that route), online classes, art books, conferences, and workshops.
And of course you’ll want to earn back your investment, so you need clients. And to get clients, you’ll need some form of marketing. There goes the bill for a domain name, web hosting, website theme, Facebook ads, business cards, exhibit fees….
And what about an investment of YOUR TIME to learn new techniques, practice your craft, promote your work, seek out clients and opportunities, write blog posts, shoot and edit speed art videos, etc etc.
So…NO. An art/design career does not come cheap. But I’ve figured out a few ways to save some cash on art supplies and design equipment, and I’ll be sharing them all with you in this post!
Please excuse my incredulity, but I’m just astounded at how fast time is going by. And as I reflect on the last 25 years, I’d like to share a few things I’ve picked up about chasing dreams, and life in general.
Here are the 25 life lessons I’ve learned by 25, in no particular order: