The Full-Time Working Schedule of a Retired Professional Artist
The market research I conducted is complete. My supporters on Patreon get to vote for what content I create. They decided, with a one to fifteen majority vote, that they want the fine art tutorials delivered via either my Patreon art membership or my art school. A patreon membership offers the best value.
My Patreons said they want more fun art videos on YouTube.
I've responded and will do my best to make my YouTube channels more entertaining and my art courses from my website more organized to access. There will be some challenges for this fine artist to create lots more fun art, but, I love the idea of the challenge, and learning more. Art is lifetime learning.
The creative art video schedule for you and where to go to see the parts you want.
I'll start the week with an art tutorial upload on Monday to my Patreon for the tuition levels:
OMG, have I ever neglected my blog since working in YouTube. I plan to remedy that and post a new blog entry each Tuesday. The blogs are easy to find off of my website. http://www.RynShell.com
Wednesday will be a 'behind the scenes in my studio video post for all my patreons.
Thursday Fursday, I'll upload a video to my newest YouTube channel, 'Ryn & Tessa Art Journal'.
Behind the scenes and reference photos published for all my Patreon level participants.
I'll upload for Saturday, Caturday. The content will be emerging and growing from anything cat-related I've done in the past. expect flowers and landscapes and general nature, and possibly even people content in what's going to be quite a learning curve style of art for me. I'll love having your support and encouragement. As this Caturday channel is demonetised by YouTube, without encouragement and channel growth here, I'll put my full focus into my Patreon, and other social sites. So, up to you, shall WE make this channel really work and have fun here together?
I'll publish a #SHORT fun video to one or more of my two YouTube channels.
If I have free time I'll do more one-minute videos. If I'm short of time, I'll skip a week of publishing to YouTube, but will strive to build videos ahead of time so you won't notice when I have things going on behind the scenes.
The colours below represent my more than 100 inks. How would you nite quick snappy one-minute product reviews rather than watching people take ten minutes to 'get to the point?' There will be some such content on my channel, and a lot of product information for my Patreons.
Happy creativity, friends.
The Meaning of Limited Editions and Special Editions
I've always been skeptical of Special Editions and vague Limited Editions. Take the The Franklin Mint's promotion of "Limited Edition", as something "limited to x amount of firing days," without revealing if there are fifty or fifty-thousand pieces of that designed item in the kiln, or even multiple kilns fired on each of those firing days. They certainly produced as many of each item as they believed they can saturated the potential market with. Nothing limited about that, just a sales pitch to make the items appear to be scarce.
You really do need to read the fine print and not just the advertising blurb.
A Limited Edition is usually a small, quality production run, with each item numbered with its number within the edition quantity, of an in demand item. The certificate is usually signed my the maker, for it to be of real value and not just a marketing gimmick.
Buying limited editions in the hope of getting a financial return might be more fun than buying lottery tickets and the odds, if you buy wisely, about the same.
The Divine Discontent of Artists
I'll tell you a story I always told my advanced students.
Two artist's who'd known and admired each other's work for year met again after a long gap in time. They asked each other how their arn was going and each was shocked when the other spoke about feeling they were not painting well. Both disbelieved that it was possible the other wasn't creating great art, so they agreed to view each other's latest works and honestly appraise it.
The consensus of opinion was, they were not painting badly, it was a case of their expectations had increased. One thing that trained art tutors stress is that you will never be 100% satisfied with any work. You have to leave it though, and put all you feel you learned from creating it and all that you'd have done differently if you could, into a future work.
Accept that if you did create perfection what a handicap that would be. You'd probably give up, knowing perfection isn't repeatable. Better to feel you haven't achieved what you are after as yet and keep trying for it.
The French art masters call it "mécontentement divin" The divine discontent, and believed t is normal for an artist to go through phases f hating the artwork they are doing, or even a body of work. Understanding that all artists suffer from this (I certainly do) helps.
Getting into the confident mood to move ahead believing you can do it is essential and we just have to do that. Your work is EXCELLENT. That horse was labour intensive to create, you look at it and remember some of the fatigue. in creating it and aren't as aware of the beauty of it as those who come across it—not seeing the hours of labour behind it.
Take care my friend. You are truly gifted.
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