Well, I've obviously been not submitting art here, at all
, lately. Here's why:
I lack some important tools for creating decent uploads.
I rely on traditional methods, and I travel a lot
. This means that I need to haul around expensive and cumbersome art supplies. I also have to buy my supplies six months to a year in advance as the pencils, erasers, paints and brushes, may or may not be available where I am or where I will be. I would also need to carry equipment to digitize my art (a good scanner or digital camera). Carrying around my life in two or three bags is somewhat complicated as it is. I don't want to add more than I need to my load.*
This more or less prevents me from uploading anything at a quality that I would be happy with.
I am moving away from drawing and focusing more on music.
I have always had a passion for music, be it listening to masterpieces or just the simple the creation of sound. After all the years I've spent piddling around with various instruments, bands, and pursuing other such opportunities things have really started panning out. I've recently been able to spend most of my free time playing with other people. I've started being invited to play at various restaurants and bars for grand openings or just because they like me. It seems as if the doors are opening for me to do what I really
want to do.
I REALLY want music to be what I do for a living.
I've worked at several different jobs throughout my short life, but very few have been something that I am passionate about. I have worked in retail, construction, education, security, and web-design. My currently employment has been a grand adventure(and not a bad one in any way). I have been extremely fortunate enough to be able to travel and see the world over the past few years on only my own coin. Mind you, I don't make much more than I need to just manage to be able
This has given me a chance to expand my experience and understanding of who I want to be and what I want to do. I don't want to be 60 years old and still be stuck in the grind of a 9-5, or even retired. I want continue to do something I enjoy until the day I die, and
get paid for it. Music is that thing for me, the holy grail of all job choices, but it isn't without a cost.
A side-affect of spending so much time jamming out and practicing is that other things must fall to the wayside. Sketching and painting have fallen off my list of things to do. Other hobbies(video games), parties, and even free time must fall victim as well if I want to pursue music professionally. That means but one thing:Deviantart submissions are off my list of priorities indefinitely
(at least until time and circumstances permit).
I'll still poke around here from time to time, but five or so minutes a week at most.
(my fingers currently hate me[I'm playing bass, guitar, and singing btw])