I am trying to figure out what I should do for this blog in 2013. This year the blog kind of was just there but I am wondering what to do to market it more and drive more traffic and possibly business. It would be nice if this blog paid for itself and I could do it full time! That would be a nice job. Maybe I should setup a sketch stand outside of the house or near a mall and do sketching for a small few. You get what I doodle and that is it. The doodle below is my first concept for my sketch stand. What are your thoughts on the idea?
Imagine a wee little printer that sits on your desk that brings in snippets of news and fun things everyday! Or a to-do list that prints itself out so that you can just stick it in your journal. Or if you are a crossword fanatic a new crossword that prints out daily!
Meet Little Printer – its like having your own printing press within arms reach. The idea is awesome, I am a traditional print guy at heart and love having something tangible, having Little Printer is like having a mini mailman that delivers some printing goodness right to you and caters to your tastes.
While looking for some inspiration I stumbled upon Self Made Hero, an independent graphic novel publishing house that started in 2007, currently they have several Lovercraftian items on the illustration line. Looks like they did a comic adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s novella, Self Made Hero’s website, Culbard certainly captures the story in rich shadows and cool shades.
I am looking forward to getting my copy and checking out the other Lovecraft lines from the company.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I am having a creative blockage and decided to create an influence map.
As artists we are influenced by many things. The reason why we do what we do is the combined application of all the things that influence us. If you ever run into a major creative block and cannot create any new work, changes are you are forgetting what inspired you and need a refresher.
Someone created an Influence Map online, what you should do is fill in the squares with everything that influences you and inspires you to fuel the fire of your creative side, things that just make you want to create.
Take time to refer to it once and a while in case you ever forget what inspires you to do what you do.