My answer: c-h-esca--psybot
Hi. I'm currently enrolled in UST-CFAD, and there are still some of your drawings (eg. 6th floor, last cubicle). You give me the creeps in a good way. I'm not that good in drawing, you are blesses Ate (: Oh, and I pity those people who think of you plugging your tumblr url as a negative thing. They will never understand. Anyways, have a good day !
Really? At least one was saved :D
yeah I understand that it can come off as conceited because I would feel the same if the roles were reversed and I saw that kind of self-promotion in a college full of artists where many are better than me. I would feel like the artist was just looking for attention. But that’s exactly it. We need to promote our works like how actors promote themselves. I don’t blame them for feeling that though.
I’ve learned the importance of promotion especially to us artists because that’s how we can get jobs to come to us. If we want to really get commissions we need to expose our work to the world and get better every time. Ok now it just sounds like I’m trying to defend myself and make excuses but that’s what I really think. I really sound like a rambling bitch right now for making such a fuss over this and writing such a long explanation just for drawings on cubicle doors, but I feel like I wish someone had told me this when I was just in first year. All I knew back then was to try to improve and pass all my plates in time but I wish I had started all this when I was younger. I wish I had entered all the student contests I could even if I know there would definitely be better artists joining. I wish I had posted works back then and tried looking for projects to do (mga raket). Basically I wanted some cash haha. But my thinking is that the earlier you start to expose your work to more people the earlier you stumble on bigger projects AND be able to choose the jobs you like to take up. For now, I can’t be picky and I need to just find any project to work on.
I’m not trying to scare you or anything but by the time you graduate, I think you’ll feel this pressure to find ways to earn cash or land a job quickly. And even if you don’t really want to, you’ll find yourself promoting your works in sites. Yes, it happens to most of us. It’s this unknown post-graduate syndrome. It’s a period when all the parties end and you find yourself feeling lonely and disappointed with yourself because your friends have already bagged jobs or you didn’t get the dream job you wanted or you just freakin need cash and you just want to be a student again so that all you have to think about are plates and not the “real” world. Anyway I’ve side-tracked too many times now and I just need to get to the point which is just post your work and let more people know about you as an artist. I know art is all about expressing yourself and stuff but if you want to make a living out of it you gotta be practical.
Count how many times I’ve said promotion. haha