I’ve received hundreds and hundreds of commission requests, offers for exhibitions and merchandise for my art in my life time, especially in the last few years.
I’ve turned down essentially every single offer because I am too selfish and lazy to draw things for others that I don’t feel like drawing. It’s this terrible mindset that I’ve had ever since I was little.
It makes me super happy to see artists here going on board with every project and commission they receive and striving harder. There are people out there that struggle for work but go between heaven and Earth just to receive it. While here I am, getting things served to me on a silver platter and I turn it down. I take my talent for granted and I finally feel so ashamed.
So my advice for aspiring artists is to keep putting yourself out there, striving to improve, listening to constructive criticism, trying something new and always jumping at every opportunity for work. It’s artists like you that make a difference and offer the best for the industry.