The path to being a great artist or anything for that matter is dedication and obsession. One of the reasons why I’m not a famous artist is my attention span. I get distracted so easily, it’s kind of comical. (Oh look a bird!) I’ve been following certain artists and I see that they live and breathe art. If they are lucky they have a career in art or like a certain painter I know, they are so good they actually get paid for their paintings. I on the other hand, haven’t sold a piece of artwork in the last 20 years. I do mostly free artwork for friends and family and offer my services in trade. Also the last 25 years of my life I’ve been raising a family and working at office jobs to earn ends meat and get insurance for everybody.
So I’ve been ignoring my artwork and training and now I’m playing catch up. I’m 54 years old, I don’t have a home, I don’t have a savings account, I live paycheck to paycheck and I work a job they barely covers my life costs. But now I’m trying to get back into artwork, trying to be the artist I should have been 25 years ago. But I keep on getting distracted, and need to buckle down and get to creating stuff. I need to channel my personal “Eric” and get to drawing and painting. I’ve come to terms with what type of artist I am, a surrealist Cartoonist, catchy I know! Anyway, I’m just screaming my stuff on to the internet to get it out of my head.
Have a great day people.
Art for the mad...