I have the dream job I wished for as a kid. Except in the dream it paid better.
I draw for a living. I draw a lot.
I start my day later than most. Usually a solid start by noon. Then I work at a desk in my office until usually 9-10 at night. Sometimes later and very seldom earlier.
I run an average 65 hours a week.
I love doing art for a living but I miss a lot.
I don't get to hang out with my family like a lot of people do. I eat dinner with them and try to watch a 30 minute "night time" show with them of an evening.
I miss them a lot. Sometimes I wonder if a regular job wouldn't just be easier and better for the family. I'd make the same amount roughly but at least I'd know when it was coming in. As it stands I can go weeks without getting paid. Or paid in such small increments at a time that its hard to make ends meet.
I have a ridiculously supportive wife. She encourages me to focus on art and to make this work. She is my biggest fan and there is no way I would be able to do this without her.
I do most days, think this is the best job ever but once in a while, days like today I feel low when I hear the kids playing but I can't join them because of deadlines.
I don't sketch as much either cuz drawing when I don't have to doesn't quite relax me like it used to.
Anyway, thanks for reading