But you have a job... no? It may not be a real REAL job, but you have mad skillz and such.
Thank you for that. It's tough being optimistic. Yesterday morning I had been out of work since last February. I've been drawing like crazy and helping a few friends with illustrations on their blogs. Helps keep the sanity. Got a call yesterday afternoon from a local animation studio to go in and help out on one of their productions! I'm 'knocking on wood' this morning. Going to be tricky staying on top of these drawings. I love doing this kind of thing. Gotta figure out a way to get it to pay the bills.
Ugh. Knock on wood... Ear worm! But I forgive you. You know, I thought not having a real job meant that you get to doodle all day long which you seem to enjoy and it sure seemed too fun to be called a "real" job. So with this new job, you don't get to do much of doodling for fun?
Actually it is a lot of fun, (the people I work with make it fun) but it's quite a disciplined procedure. I'll be helping out the 'Layout' department. I'll be tracing off/cleaning up the layouts for 'The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That'. The Layouts go to a background painter when we're done drawing them. It's a labour intensive process from start to finish with a lot of incredibly talented individuals. I usually 'time' the show, but that is being handled at another studio. I start doing the Timing on a new project in May. When there's work, this is a great business. When it runs out it's scary. It is so competitive. That's why doodling for fun is such a luxury. I've discovered that I have to do it more. I'm rambling.
No worries. You're not rambling. Although I'd like to know what timing the show means.Anyways methinks it's time for you to do some social networking? I mean most of the social networks are full of people who are trying to sell something and they do eventually if they play it right. I go on the social networks for fun/info/news and to keep tabs on friends, but I do see how an artist like you can get some doodling business off it - like a few days ago, I saw people suddenly started following an artist whose drawing of Neil Gaiman got tweeted by Neil Gaiman himself. Or you could make a calendar. Or a book! I've been "reading" David Shrigley's What the Hell Are You Doing? and it's gonna be one of my favorites and I'd be buying more of his books... But then again, you seem like a perfectly sane individual, so you might have to try to be a bit crazy. Now THIS is called rambling (don't blame me though I'm a little intoxicated).
I'll do 'crazy' on a part time basis for now. I'm given the storyboard panels, the audio tracks of the actors voices, sound effects and I edit (24 frames a second) the entire show to exactly 22 minutes. The show then goes into animation.
Hey Scott, as a follow-up on yoonamaniac - Don't forget the "Go the F*ck to Sleep" viral internet launch. Clever! Crazy! Real job, Crazy part time - I wish I had it in me...
Now that's just 'Crazy Talk'….Gotta find me a 'part time' day job to support this doodling habit of mine. G'Night