@xdannyxbrownx as the #joker the clown prince of hip hop. Full project coming soon DC x HIP HOP #DC #Comics #dannybrown
5 things i learned the hard way about creating artwork
To start 2014 off right, I feel I should share some things I learned since I started showcasing my work on the internet
1. Remember why you started
When you first start uploading your creative work online, You were only satisfied with getting better. You didn’t focus on likes, retweets etc. You were simply happy and content with making something you’re proud of. That feeling can go away very very quickly after you start getting clients. Once paid jobs start coming in, you only care to make more money and not perfecting your craft. As soon as that money stops rolling in, You become angry, jealous, and feel uninspired. You start doing any job that comes your way and stop creating work that inspires you just for the satisfaction of making a few bucks. When this happens ask your self why did you start. Making money off of art is a dream to artists everywhere but don’t forget to do what makes you happy.
2. Be confident but not cocky
When you compare yourself to your peers and look down on them, how do you expect people to respect you? Nobody likes to belittled and nobody likes a cocky person. If you feel you are the best photographer, graphic designer, web designer……glass blower or whatever, remember to be humble. Being to prideful will only drive people away.
3. Don’t turn your back on anyone
When I started as a graphic designer in my local area I did work for free. I did it for free because I felt it was personal work and it made me happy to work with people that I wanted to work with. People who I looked up to or felt had a great product. I worked with these people at the beginning of my career and as soon as I started to get paid work I started to drift away from these people. 2 years later these same guys who I worked with for free are making names for themselves and I wish I was still a part of their inner circle. Although as an artist you should be compensated for your work, remember the people who helped you get recognized.
4. The internet is great, but it shouldn’t be the only thing you use.
Twitter allows you to reach millions of people with 140 characters, Facebook allows you to talk with your readers on a more personal level & blogs allow you to create entries periodically to keep your reader entertained. The internet is great, but everyone is on the internet. The internet is like a party. Its crowded and loud and everybody came in groups and only want to hang with people in their group. This can make networking very difficult so GO OUTSIDE! Meet new people and network. When I first started as a graphic designer I didn’t meet the people I wanted to until I went outside and actually became social. Leave the internet for sharing your work and go outside to socialize.
5.You won’t be able to impress everyone and that’s OK.
I’m an urban artist. I love street art, street wear, street photography, street anything and everything. I create the work that I want to see and I embrace that. My work will never appeal someone who wants wedding photos and I don’t want to do wedding photos. I don’t wanna take family portraits, senior portraits and baby photos. I LOVE STREET. Basically what I am trying to say is, create what you want to create because there is a small group of people who will appreciates. Never be a jack of all trades and master of none. Even though as a photographer you need to market yourself as wide as possible….but that will break what we learned from in our 1st mistake.
I hope this helped you anyway. I went through a personal problems with art, business, creativity and life. I hope this advice will help you the same way it helped me. #keepcreating
@nardwuar of the evaporators
Performed at the business in anacortes #dootdooladootdoo at The Business in Anacaortes, Wa
Amazing music group from Seattle. Performed tracks off latest album with new album in the works.
Visit http://thephysicsmusic.com for news on the upcoming album Digital Wildlife
Grynch & AD
Hometown hero Grynch performed many of the crowds favorites and brought out AD to perform a single off his new album.
Dynamic Rap Duo From seattle, Rocked the house at WWU Sep28 You can follow this rap group and keep up with upcoming shows here
Young talented violinist:
Kid was showcasing his talent at a seattle music festival. I am sure he will grow up to do amazing things - Fuji PRO 400H ISO 400 120mm Yashica-mat
My Adventure Shooting Film
The Yashica-mat TLR Film Camera
The Beauty that is Sony A77
In the world of photography, I feel users are to dead set on just Nikon & Canon. Although those are great cameras, I feel photographers need to keep their minds open to other cameras available.
ASAP ROCKY: Long Live ASAP Personal work