Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Hellllllllooo. I kind of disappeared again. Here's a picture that will kind of explain where I'm at:
I've decided to relieve myself from the unnecessary and ridiculous pressures of creating art that I no longer feel a connection with. In other words, I'm retiring my Darkling Treasures art style.
I had this whole long explanation all written down, but you know what? I don't owe anyone a gosh-derned explanation. It's not even that, really. Hell, if you want one, here it is at its base form- I can do whatever I want, and I am going to. And what I want to do is draw silly cartoons and write stupid comics and make people laugh. I am going to make art that just comes out of my hands and my head, art that feels less like I am dreaming my life away and more like I am playing.
It's not that I'm dumping on my fantasy art, or anyone else's fantasy art, or the genre (which is VAST and encompassing). I'm simply not feeling it anymore. I've struggled with the notion of putting my fairies and mermaids and sexy naked ladies and dragons away for a long time. And the reality is that I don't necessarily have to put them away. I can just cartoonize them. It's a matter of style, and my endgame is focus. I cannot have two competing styles anymore, it's dumb. (At this point in the post, I am just ranting to rant, so I will move on...)
I have lots of art, it will still be for sale, my shops will remain open, but eventually will be moved/rebranded/closed/etc. There will be MORE cartoon art, more comics, more crazy ranting (of a slightly more inappropriate nature, I am sure) and more cool stuff. If you have questions or whatever, just email me. Ummmm....I guess that's it for meow, I'm gonna go brainstorm some cool stuff.
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