Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Oh boy another blog.

Well I didn't want to, but since EVERYONE else has a blog, and I have nothing better to do, I figure eh what the heck. And thus my blog. And I can't stand blogs, "Ohh look at me, I have sketches to show you, and I have important things to say." Boy I sure hope all the people that don't know who I am, read my posts and act like they like me. Then I'll be King of the internet, bow down to my many comments and puny life. But isn't that what blogs are ultimately all about? People who are trying desperately to make something "valid" in their lives, people aren't happy with just a status quo in their daily lives that they need to get approval from internet users? I dunno, I'm probably missing some "point" to all this, but that's just how I see it. Anyway, I mostly got this blog, so that I can post comments on my friends blogs. Its a horrible vicious cycle, I know. What really gets my goat are all the sketch blogs out there. Some Artists figured that a website just isn't enough and decided they needed to make other artists even more self conscious by posting all their daily sketches on the internet. Man I already feel like I can't draw well enough, when I see their polished work in films, cartoons, books, commercials, websites, magazines, comic books, and conventions, NOW I get to see what they do everyday!!! You know what I do everyday? I wake up, kiss my fiance, think about what needs to be done, and then how those things that need to be done weigh against 5 hours of Star Trek. I love it, and though I know I'm not sketching everyday, and working on tons of "projects" that now I have a blog to post everything on. Oooooo maybe someone more important will see my work and all my dreams will come true. I doubt it. I have a Deviant art gallery, and no one seems to care. But now every shmoe artist (your truly included) HAS to have a sketchblog it seems, or they aren;t cool like those big important artists out there. When really, if you want to be professional, just do the art you love and have fun doing it. Accept yourself for who you are and what you do, so what, you aren't drawing everyday like "that guy" or you aren't making your own comics like "whohisface", if you create the art you love and love creating it, then evetually your time will come. And that's my two cents about the whole thing, aaannnnnd maybe that's what this blogging thing is all about. I get to type and rant and rave about everything I'm thinking no matter how dumb it is, and I assure you, it's dumb. And it actually feels good. But wait isn't that why we have journals and sketchbooks? I guess the anonymity of the internet is what does it. Oh well I suppose I have to learn "something new" everyday, and this isn't all that bad. For those that actually stuck around for all that text above you, I wish you the best of days. I'll probably maybe post stuff here, but I dunno. You can go check out my deviant art gallery at http://billdrastal.deviantart.com/gallery/ if you really want to see my art work.

7 Comments:

Blogger BrianMORANTE said...

I thought you were anti blog. Whats the deal? The sketch blog for most people is the new and improved portfolio. Instant updates of your latest work instead of "oh i did that 6 months ago, it sucks". And weather you like it or not you're competeing against all these people so you might as well see what's out there and use it to step it up a notch and get in the game.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Bill Drastal Blog Mode!! said...

Well yeah, it all made sense in my head when I posted it.

2:56 PM  
Blogger EKG! said...

hey bill, you owe me a burrito from Santana's. thats for the Homie Support! yeah yeah yeah, yeah... blogs are for Homie Support drawings.

9:03 PM  
Blogger EKG! said...

hey bill, you owe me a burrito from Santana's. thats for the Homie Support! yeah yeah yeah, yeah... blogs are for Homie Support drawings.

9:04 PM  
Blogger nothing said...

There is a reason why people do this. I do see your point of view on why some people do sketch blogs, but from the sounds of your post, you need to find out why the other half do this. You know well that it's not how talented you are that gets the jobs ( it helps), but it's how you network yourself.
Akso just think of sketch blogs as something to give you inspiration on, because those so called guys that we can't touch with a ten foot pole were at our level once, and you got to give them respect that they busted there ass to get to where they are.

11:32 PM  
Blogger earthlovin said...

hey bill!! i mostly started my sketchblog as a way to still feel connected with you folks when i leave. no more sketch nites with you guys, so sketch blog it is. i'll have to check out your deviant art site...which i couldn't care about because i didn't know about it!! hint hint (try promoting your site!!) your stuff rocks big guy, and i'm so honored to have been surrounded by such great artists here in sd. anyway...i'm really starting to get too mushy on these things right now and too long-winded...er-whatever it's called when you're typing...

11:47 PM  
Blogger Bill Drastal Blog Mode!! said...

Wow I was whiny little thing back in "O" 6

10:06 AM  

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