I’ve been guilty of being lazy when it comes to getting my art out there. It’s not even about popularity (though of course that’s very important); but see, I believe that getting your art out there, in essence, promoting it, is an essential step in pushing your limits. With more audience comes more scrutiny and a bigger onus to keep on improving. You can even say that you’re only as good as your last illustration–so if nobody sees what you create then you’re no good at all.
Revamping Frustrashow has given me the inspiration I need to seriously present my art to a broader audience. And this time, I don’t want it to be all about myself. I want it to be an inclusive journey of learning and seeing wonderful things, so I’m using this blog to showcase other artists’ works as well, hopefully to inspire others and build a large community and network of artists, especially Filipino artists, who freely share and hone their skills.
No doubt that kind of mission is no walk in the park but there’s exactly where the fun lies–in the challenge. And so to tap into resources needed to complete this mission, I’ve began to connect to other artists online: on Facebook, other social media sites, message boards and my old DeviantArt account, which I haven’t visited in a long while. It’s actually fun and the work has just begun.
Above: An old drawing of my Pinoy rock idol, Ely Buendia of the Eraserheads. I found it on my DeviantArt and I think it was done way back in 2008.