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Waxing Poetic: On BrandingI try not to make a habit of writing journals unless I have something to say that isn't so open-ended and all over the place like this, but here goes;Waxing Poetic: On Branding by ~broseidon
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Fresh out of art school, I'm starting to pick up on the kind of brand I've made for myself, and it's one of... poor quality, unrepresentative of what I actually want to be doing with my training. All the kinds of things that I want to do, that I want to be paid to draw, I've realised, I haven't built my portfolio around. I built my portfolio around (mostly?) all-ages, cartoony, really 'stock' sort of characters and designs. I'm actually really saddened by my lack of going near anything I really, really enjoy in other mediums and styles.
I've been caught in this vortex of "what will sell at (anime) conventions" lately, because bills need paying, but that's a really short-term game plan - it sents up entirely the wrong image. Jack of all trades is master of none, they say, and there are plenty of people out there that do what I'm pr