I know I haven't posted in awhile but it's been a roller coaster. I was preparing for back to back conventions, superman celebration and Heroes con that was this past weekend. both required travel and then working the actual shows. I debated not going at all to either as my older brother passed away in his sleep 2 weeks prior to the superman celebration and my family was in shambles. he was only 47. I hope you don't think I'm fishing for attention and/or sympathies, just explaining my absence. however, your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.
I just finished up with heroes con today and will be on my way home soon. I'm exhausted as hell. I need a couple of days to rest and then I'm going to try to get back to a routine. I have things to do.
you may notice a shift in my priorities as far as my art. I want to continue Skyward and create some new art for sketchbooks and collections to sell and also do other projects as I have time. I've been trying to cut back on my local clients to allow me to pursue my projects but it will leave a financial strain on me. I may be offering commissions real soon. I'd rather be doing those anyway.
anyway, thank you for your continued support and i'll be back in the swing of things soon. take care.
i'll still be posting on here and other sites, but the main drive will be on the new site. I just opened it so there's a lot I need to do after I come back from the convention this weekend. stay tuned.
I've noticed a huge surge in the past 24 hours of favs, adds to collections and supportive comments on the lantern work and a few other pieces. I don't know what started it but thank you all for the support!
i'm I a bad artist? do my ideas suck? am I a bad guy? do I give off a bad vibe that makes me unapproachable?
personal responsibilities (mostly financial) are prolly what's making these feelings of inadequacy surface. I need to move forward with my life and I don't want to give up. I just need to know I'm doing is the right thing so I can stick it out.
sorry for the debby downer moment. I usually don't post stuff like this in a public forum but i'm posting my art and that's the same as expressing myself verbally. I'm putting myself out there for praise or scrutiny alike, so why not voice my concerns.... at least this one time. and this doesn't include my friends. they've been supportive and great. this is for the broader audience.
trying to stay positive,
I wanted to include an option for sharing the page itself, but not sure I can track that with the privacy settings some people have. Plus I don't want anyone getting into trouble for spamming. Not to say I wouldn't appreciate if you did suggested the page to your friends, but I don't want myself or anyone else getting into trouble for going overboard. Share responsibly!
The only stipulation for the grand prize winner is anyone who participates and wins the big prize understands that they have given me, Charles Ettinger, permission to use their likeness in a publication and that I retain all rights and privileges of said strip. If you still want to participate in the drawing but are not interested in being in the strip, another name will be drawn if your name comes up and you will get 1 of the other prizes instead. Thank you all and let's reach 1,000 likes together!
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is anyone interested in commissions Skyward style?
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