In this post, I'm just here to bent out some feelings I have in my mind. Probably my ideas are not very clear when you write with your feelings instead of with your rational side. So, you can stop reading here if you don't want to read my nonsense babbling.
I checked out some videos on YouTube and read some old blog posts from art sites about portfolios and what is artistic consistency and how to make an artistic website that makes sense in your gallery section, or in some cases, being consistence in what you make. For example, if your theme is about dogs and cats, make arts about dogs and cats. If your theme is about sunflowers, make art about sunflowers. Or in the case of comic or manga, if you make a comic about comedy, make an art style that fits according to this genre and stick with that way.
But, in my case, I realized that, when it comes to creating art, I've been a jack-of-all-trades or jack-of-all-themes. I mean, I know I made arts for different themes, but never stick in one in particular.
In the past, after I graduated from university, I had the belief that making a portfolio with all the things that I made so far, as a graphic designer and artist, would get me to get a job in the graphic industry. And I mean, everything: from everything I made in graphic design during my university years to my personal manga arts. But, after some time, I realized that that was a terrible idea because I was confusing the companies that I wanted to work with. I didn't put the main idea of my portfolio.
Then, I made two portfolios, one for graphic design and the other for arts and illustration, to show them to the companies were they hiring a graphic designer. And, if I didn't get the job, I told them that at least I was open for freelance illustrator. But all the companies always said to me that they were fine and they did not need an artist, which made me panic at that time. So it didn't work that way (well, most of the time). So in the end, I ended up making a portfolio mainly graphic design and the rest is history.
Well, the point is that I was "wandering" without knowing where am I going; or what do I really want. And I think that I still have some of that problem.
For example, in the last Inktober (2019), I started to think that maybe the theme I choose wasn't the one I wanted to make. Okay, maybe it was a big mistake, but, looking at the bright side, the Inktober gave me new habits for drawing, it gave me an excuse to practice with the inks and experiment a new theme, that is villains from shows, movies and cartoons from the past and present.
You may wonder, if I realized that that prompt list was a mistake, why did you do it in the first place? Well, it's because I'm grateful to Zombiexquisito, the team that made that prompt list of Zombiexquisitober; I'm grateful for giving me a chance to show my art in a small exposition of sci-fi art in 2017.
However, next year, if they're going to make another Zombiexquisitober, I am not going to participate with them next year. I will choose another prompt list for Inktober 2020.
So, was Zombiexquitober was a waste of time? Well, yes and no. Yes, because I should have made the inktober in another way; and no because I learned a lot with my inking tools.
Alright, enough of this. The point is that from now on I will stick in one theme. And my favorite theme is drawing sexy girls, erotic or ecchi art, NSFW and hentai stuff (those two last ones, I can only show them in my Pixiv and Hentai Foundry accounts). I love drawing sexy characters. That's my stuff.
So, next year ( or starting now) you will see this place full of sexy stuff.
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