First, kicking things off with new concept art for my game, Taxx, Zombie Hunter:
For those of you who want to read about Taxx, you can read the short story here.
Beyond that, I’ve been learning an important lesson lately about my art. When people go to art school, or go through this or that process of trying to become better artists, sometimes they lose sight of something important. There’s this whole push to create “fine art,” and people get caught up in creating something that other people will approve of.
I’ll say this up front: Creating art for other people is fine. Creating fine art is fine.
When it comes down to it, though, I had forgotten what it means to draw for myself. It means unrestrainedly drawing whatever I want to draw, even if everyone in the world thinks it’s trash except for me.
That is my true path.
So, for all you artist’s and creators out there who find themselves creating things to meet other people’s approval–you can keep doing that. I just recommend remembering to create for yourself, too, and just as importantly, remembering what that means.
All images, writing, characters, artwork and related indicia are (c) Earl Isbell
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