I have considered drawing porn, but that'd be an even bigger betrayal of my principles than drawing cringy fantasy and sci fi art that I so like :-DDDD.
But that's the point, right, being overly idealistic is completely infantile, and at some point you have to grow up and do things out of pragmatic necessity, even in art. As a kazakh philosopher once said, "Even if you have to wash a donkey's ass, make a living" :-DDDD.
In fact, I have noticed that when I do things out of necessity (drawing a commission for example), the result turns out... adequate (well, at least finished), because there was a clear cut goal in front of me. When I do stuff for myself, I get lost on the way and drop the project because I have no clear idea of what I want it to be.
So yeah, I guess I have some growing up to do in that regard, chasing butterflies is no way to live.>>15127
I am afraid of turning into one of those people on deviantart or whatever, who are happy in their mediocrity. I see all these people who enjoy drawing, have found a rut/niche that they are comfortable in, and stay there, because they feel good and people like it. It disgusts me to imagine myself turning out that way.
On another hand, being happy in one's mediocrity seems like a tempting alternative to being miserable in one's mediocrity, which is where I am now :-DDDDD.
Regarding posting your writing, I actually think this thread could be redefined neatly into a hobby/craft thread to fill a bigger niche. I bet there's a lot of stuff ernsts would like to share, but don't have a proper context. Like photography, writings, hell even gardening and origami.
So go ahead, it'll be interesting.