Just wanted to vent and express my frustration for a second
I was recently let go from my job on April 8th; it sucks, but I wouldnt have enjoyed the work the studio is now doing, and I know it was a better choice for all to keep the artist they did, but thats water under the bridge and time for bigger, better, and more my-talent-related things!
Now, to avoid financial crumbling I am aggressively pursueing jobs (cross your fingers for me!) and I have the time now to update my portfolio with my new improved and BETTER quality
Problem is, I have like 8-10 projects i want to work on, and most of them are involved characters that are going to take some time to do
Why cant I do all the things at once! Blaaah...first world problems right? Lol
I also have to keep in mind art tests coming my way too; I already have confirmation of one coming later this week, and im trying to finish my link project before i get it
Anyone have any ways they balance a larger creative pool? I realize in a portfolio update setting, its smarter and more efficient to do one at a time and update as I go. Doing multiple projects also chances more incomplete work. I also am fighting myself on what I "want" to do, rather than what I should do more responsibly for my portfolio and career...i'm trying to convince myself that since I am unemployed, this is the time to do the things I want and enjoy most. And its not that i wont enjoy certain projects, i just have a personal preference to what Id like to do first
At the same time, time is money, and my personality and professional attitude is intertwined to my passions, so I kind of wonder if I should be looking at this in more of a professional eye and analyzing priorities as if these were tasked in a job setting
I suppose this is more personal preference and "to each their own," but what method/mindset do you prefer? Professional business outlook? Or I love what I do, follow my desires
I see threads all the time of lack of inspiration (not knocking you kids, i know that feel bro), and i figured this might be more refreshing and an interesting topic?
Sigh...i talk way too much...wall of text over