[Long Post] – Please help me welcome
back myself my doggo “HERO”. yes, i was finally inspired to do digital art again [but i did watercolor during the hiatus] — all because of my love. Apart from this, to be honest, I had my bouts of anxiety again and it affected my ability to create. how crippling it is :(.. but I should overcome this “lame excuse not to create”: It should not outweigh my passion.
—- the reason for this mild anxiety is I do and try lots of things in ARTS; not that this is wrong, the problem is I don’t know how to market myself, most especially that I’m now intentionally transitioning to monetize my skills (**cross-fingers**). There is no clarity. I’m shooting aimlessly right now and ain’t sure if my ladder is on the right wall.
I read an article “6 Questions to Help You Discover Your Creative Niche as an Artist” — and the words resonate to me, it’s like translating my thoughts to print, and answering some of the questions. It says:
When transitioning into a creative career, it’s not enough to simply think “I want to be an artist” or “I want to be a designer.” Visual arts, photography, and design are such big categories that you’ll want to figure out where your niche is and how you define yourself as an artist.
For some, this may be straightforward but for many creatives, finding out who you are—and who your audience is—can seem like a daunting task. And to begin with, why do you want to understand your creative niche? Though you may not realize it, going through the process to realize what specific type of creator you are is the first step in clarifying the rest of your business.
Once you’ve defined your niche, it becomes that much easier to focus your marketing or decide the best arena for selling your art. You’ll also have a better understanding of who your target client is when taking on commissions or what sort of publications may be interested in publishing your artwork. And taking a step back even further, defining your specialty can help you decide whether your passion has enough potential to make the leap to full-time creative or is better left as a side hustle.
I’m multi-passionate creative (/future entrepreneur🌻 💯 ). Apart from visual arts, video, poetry, short-story making, production design are also my cups of tea. SO it’s really daunting to minimize to maximize. I decided to focus on illustrations [but with bits of writing].
What does HERO have to do with this? aside from being my source of happiness, with that said, I thought I can try to have “DOG/PET ILLUSTRATIONS” as a niche. I can still use different media I like… but focusing on PETS or DOGS. — will still explore though. 🙂
If you have a pet dog, you can send me a message + photo, and ill do an illustration for free. 🙂
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou