I turned another of my reMarkable doodles into a design. I thought it would look nice on blankets and pillows.
In an effort to promote my art a bit, I revived my old Tumblr account. Last time I posted there was in 2017. Today I added two more designs. And I plan to add all my designs but it’s going to take a while because I don’t want to spam anyone who follows me. This is my Tumblr. Follow me if you like.
I’ve been thinking lately, I am very lucky that my family and friends are not very supportive. Most of them don’t believe in my success. My mom used to tell me I couldn’t draw — and it was after I’d been working as an artist for years. My friend said that I will probably not make a successful game, ever.
I also have friends who believe in me and tell me so. Maybe all those unsupportive and supportive comments cancel each other out, and that’s why I am never discouraged.
I know there’s a lot of talk about how important supportive environment is for achieving your goals. But I think this is wrong. For me, having only supportive people would not be a good thing. The best people to have around are people who are a bit like adversaries — you need to show them you can succeed, you compete with them, you want to prove them wrong,
My cat series continues…
I haven’t been working much these past few days because I am visiting my grandma. But here’s one of my recent designs.
Today I watched Michael Essek’s talk “How to come up with ideas that buyers love”.
There are two things that surprised me:
- Michael has a much more professional attitude towards making designs. I sort of always just draw what I like. Michael, of course, likes to draw. But he also runs a business. I think I should learn from him.
- I thought I had a lot of designs. I have now about 240 designs but not all of them are completely unique. Some are just different versions of the save design. Michael has over 2000 designs! He said that maybe even up to 5000 if you include all variants. That’s insane! When did he draw all that?
The talk was very informative and motivating. Go watch it.
Cats are so expressive! Look at this scared cat:
5 weeks ago, I opened my new store, Trufflepig.
There are 41 designs in the store so far. All of them have cats! I have plans to add other animals but I enjoy drawing cats.
You are probably curious how much the store has earned so far. In total, I earned $52 🙂
My best-selling design is SAY NO TO ACTIVITY.
My plan for the next few weeks is to make a lot more designs. I want to have at least 100 designs in my store.