I do not often read any specific blogs on a regular basis, but as I grow continuously more interested in learning how to make a career from my art, I find myself time and again returning to one site in particular: ChrisOatley.com . Chris’ blog and podcasts provides practical, forward-thinking insight into the creative industry, which has helped me greatly in realizing the possibilities for me as an illustrator. Most recently, Chris has been working on a series of articles on personal projects — the different kinds of personal projects creative folk can undertake and the various rewards to be gained from them. Though he gives advice on how to earn an income from one’s personal projects, Chris emphasizes that money does not drive success, passion does. Passion.
I look forward to the next few articles, which will complete the series. But in the meantime, I’ve been inspired to start my own project, and I strongly feel the advice given by Chris Oatley and his guest writers will provide the framework needed to help me see the project through. I plan to update this blog as my personal project progresses, but in the meantime, you can check-out Chris Oatley’s series at the following links:
I also suggest listening to his artcast #58:
Enjoy and keep moving forward!