well out of my own computer.
It's hard when one has get use to work with one kind of systems and then it's forced to be without or use something horrible.. like.. windows.
anyhow. I'm not on phone now, so there's that! :D it's little faster to write with keyboard but it's not my keyboard and there's no working auto correct so I can't check actually what I'm writing and does it go even close to right. sorry for that.
what's up? well here's what's up. I've been working my ahm... behind of to make my artwork available in Deviant Art AND. and Fine Art America? why two places you ask? well there's really good reasons for this.
The thing is that I love Deviant Art, it's old, and people there are wonderful and I can but my not so serious art there too and have long conversations with other artist and such.. and people (yes you. my fans and customers) can buy my 2D art as prints, canvas, mouse tab, mug, coaster.. lot's of different things. and it's free for me (I would love to get Core membership because it would make my working on there so much easier, but I can't afford that currently).
so why the Fine Art America then?
there I can sell straightly my sculptures and original artwork's easy too. it's basically free. AND you can buy prints and such from there. but after normal prints.. there's totally different variations.. like. shower curtain, pillow, bag where you can get my art on.. so you see my point?
smart customer does check them both to see where to get cheaper something, but there's also the thing that I will not but everything in both.
so yes. I've been doing that quite a lot lately.. doing it actually right now.. making new connections and looking the online artworld.
but I have also Patreon to take care of.. there I share most of my new Art projects way before other places.. and when I'm finished.. they get to know and see that too first.
I do use Instagram quite a much too, but I find that people in Instagram are quite... fast paced.. if I wont deliver something in every 5min people stop following me.. and I think that's just stupid. so I share stuff there and those who enjoy.. well they stay.. I wont even try to get there millions followers.
so. now to the ART!
I have actually done lot's of Dropart lately as Patrons and facebook followers know already. and so does Deviant Art followers... so.. actually.. I think I will make a slight chance to the website and move my gallery to be in Deviant art for now on so I don't need to upload stuff to quite so many places.. I'm genius.
I also did just hour ago do a drawing...
who do you think he is? leave a comment.
and yes. I've done couple new youtube videos ... here's one short one.
well this was big update :D oh if you like my art but can't or wont buy prints or can't afford at the moment for my originals.. think about to be my Patron.. you get to see most of stuff first. get extra stuff for the money.. and you get to talk with me there.. you know. there's messaging system for artist and patrons.
www.patreon.com/Jani_KKuha?ty=… if you like. Support me!
i am forced to write on phone again because i havent get my computer back.
ive been quite busy with editing and taking photos and working on with deviant art and little looking fine art america too.
but not sure wich works better for me.
so .. as soon as i get my computer back i update photos to homepage and write longer and stuff.
oh yeah. Ive done lots of new art and videos of making em but those too need to edit first.
like.. I've been filming me working ... now i'm slowly editing those.. naurally i show em first to my Patreons.
I moved back to Deviant Art to sell prints. mostly because there's also these nice.. commenting and.. all other stuff that I think are nice.. like.. I can edit the outlook of my site..
I've been lately work mostly with tea. I upload here photos later.
and I started to edit my coloringbook pages.
yeah. short writing thistime.
There's so much to do to be an artist and specially if you hope to make a living by it.
I'm not making a living by it, I'm not making a living by anything much. but Let's not go there this time.
You need to do art, it's not so easy as some might think. My blood calls me to do sculptures, but I can't do those so I try to trick it and do drawings and paintings instead, it's not working. I like to draw and do dropart (my paintings) but it's not the same. If I don't have something new to show to people, how to keep em interested?
Sell your art I really have no idea how to do that.... well I kind of do but I suck at it. It's the same old story, people have wonderful things to say about my art, but when talk turns to buying it.. "oh ring ring.. it's my phone.. I got'ta go.. I'll be back later" not. I've been looking around internet to find good webstore to sell stuff, like Etsy or Artpal (I'm there at the moment), or Fineartamerica .. but well, maybe I need to just continue looking in to em.
Getting good, selling photos of my art. I can't do that. period. so I leave others do that.. or I would.. but if it's not happening right a same moment when I say so.. I just do it by my self.. and I'm not good at it. Then there's that making prints and stuff thingie.. oh it's just horrible. I've forgotten more of this crap that most of people even learn.
Money I'm not sure how it work's in outherworld but here, in Finland, to make a living by art, you need to be rich already so You can get your art in good galleries, take it to here and there, get great equipment to make more art and have awesome contacts around the globe. I have non of that...
Time and not giving up. Finally.. that I have..Sure, I whine a lot, you would too, but I'm never giving up. I might be forced to try to do something else now and then, if I can (there are lot's of medical difficulties in my life) but I will never stop doing art and making it my full-time "job". Because THIS is what I'm good at, this is what I love to do. this is what I CAN do almost when ever. Making art's and craft is almost as important as sex, or breathing to me.. so. don't know have you heard the word SISU there's just no easy way to translate it.. but it means pretty much about that.. "Never give up, never surrender" feeling from Galaxy Quest (check that movie, it's amazing).
So I'm trying to make a living by art, even that Finnish government and most people around me (not my family and close friends) do seems to be thinking I should be hidden under the rock or behind sauna. The fact that there's thousands of people who follow me in different kind of social media platforms. it give's me hope that someday... someday someone god-damn-rich-and powerful will become my patron and help me make a living... until then. I continue doing what I'm good at.
Writing blogs here.
Doing videos of me working in Youtube
Sending photos to Instagram
Casually hang around facebook and google+
Try to understand how Twitter work or Tumblr
make let people to know that they can buy prints of my art from DeviantArt most likely forever, because I've been there over 9years and even if I start my own shop ... well. I'm sentimental..
post the best quality photos, videos beforehand, sending emails and other extra to Patreon
but i accidentally deleted it.
the hard thing because i write this too with my phone.
i was trying to draw a selfie today.. but the trick was not to use photos or mirror. all i had was the how i thought i look like.
i did draw quite cool looking bold guy, eyeglasses and beard were there... aand it wasnt me.
its hard you know.. and i think every artist should try that. i will do it again too because I'm wondering does my feelings influence and mood.. or what kind of style I've used lately.. so I will post those here .. let's start thus now. first the drawing. then i tell how I've been lately.
Christmas and new year are not my favorite holidays. we were away from home, because when ever theres chance to leave city, i will.
i've been down and angry lately too, because of the .. well shitty world we live in and personal shirtyness on top that. and because we haven't yet had proper winter, just this cold and wet weather.. we'll im in pain all the time.
I haven't had chance to do sculpting but I do enjoy doing dropart paintings. and i always enjoy to draw.
My computer is broken at the moment, so i have difficulties to write. currently i'm on my phone and trying to make this right.
but writing is hard thisway.
please check my patreon site and i let you in a secret.. that that's the place where i reveal new projects and first place to see what's ready. and my patrons get nice extra stuff.. not just good warm feeling from doing something good.
Xmas and new years eve went and soon I'll be back in routine and hopefully i get in this short school thingie where i could learn more about being entrepreneur artist.