I've never done commissions before because I always thought nobody would be interesting in buying my traditional art for points. The reason I never thought any of my traditional art would be asked for is because of the popularity of digital art. Perhaps I am just stubborn and don't want to change and that is why I keep with my traditional art roots. I do know this...I love the feel of a pencil in my hand and an eraser rubbing away the mistakes as I blow the leftover rubber off the desk. I love the way I have to scribble on a page to get my ink running out of my pen so I can trace over the pencil lines that under the flash of a camera would soon fade away. I can't be a digital artist simply because the joy of using these tools I have fallen in love with is ultimately lost. I don't understand the pressure sensitive tip of the tablet pen and the translation of the line drawn on a pad to the screen. It simply is not the eloquent language of traditional art that I am so passionate about. Now I've been thinking...I have been a deviant for 7 years now and have never had a premium membership. I go on DA everyday and look for comments on my work that are pretty much non-existent. Then proceed to thank all the people who have faved my work. I look through my some 200+ people that I watch and fave the works that I particularly love. Occasionally I do comment on this work as well. I don't comment on every fave given but I try my best to comment on the ones I like the most or the ones that need some extra love. I hope that others do the same. What is art without critiques or adoring fans? Is it nothing? I wonder this quietly because my own work lacks these elements. If anything happens worthwhile before my life is over I sincerely hope that I will hear the voices of others that I will remember and apply to my work to be able to further improve and flourish. If that can happen I would be oh so happy! That is why I ask myself, why not now? Should I try to raise points to get a membership for the first time? Does being a member matter as for pageviews and comments?
Questions I have for you...
-Do you prefer digital or traditional?
-Does being a member matter as for pageviews and comments?
Please answer all or some of these questions for me! Thanks for your time!
P.s. If some of the thoughts are weird and out of order please forgive because I haven't been in the best frame of mind lately.
Other questions that were initially what this journal was about...
-Should I offer commissions?
-How should I price my traditional art?