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10 March 2013 @ 03:33 pm
Adventures in disapointment  
My pet project for the last few months is finally finished!

I'm really proud of how these turned out! I made a total of ten. Each one is 4.5 inches high, and solid resin. My intention was to cast them as blanks, so people could paint and customize them. I have one painted one, but the blanks are cheaper (and more fun~).

While i've sold a few in person to friends, I have yet to make a single sale online. Very disheartening :<. A lot of people seemed really interested in them!...but once they went on sale; silence. I certainly wasn't expecting every person who said they wanted one to buy one. At the same time, getting zero interest really makes me doubt myself and my abilities. I feel very proud of the quality of these, but now i'm feeling that my pride is misplaced. I had another project planned. A full chess set! Found some clever ways to keep the cost down so people can easily afford them. I even started sculpting the pawns!... but it's so hard to dredge up motivation when I keep having these doubts about myself...

I absolutely love doing resin figures but if I can't sell them I can't really afford the materials... Oh well. I don't regret trying! It was a wonderful experience, and i'm not going to give up quite yet.


Anyway, in non self-esteem related news: Lilly finally ate! I'm not sure if it was the change in weather or all the weird techniques I've tried, but she finally took a rat! Huge stress off my shoulders now that she's got her appetite again. Once she puts on some more weight, I'll start looking into cage upgrades for her. She's way too big for this 20gal, and i'd really like to get her into one of those snake specialty cages.

Work is going to be crazy the next few weeks. Print deadlines rapidly approaching. I'm a little terrified cause so far i've done all the graphic design on this game single-handedly, and I don't trust myself with things. Nothing has gone to shit yet!... which makes me suspicious. Paranoia aside, work's been good. It's crazy to think i've almost been there 2 years now. Got another review coming up ohgawdmorethingstobeparanoidabout.

Think i'll start updating this thing more. Typing stuff out like this is relaxing.
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
K.Beast: Suntiger - Become the Sunneogeen on March 11th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
Your sculpt is awesome. The price is fair. I still want one but am having a hard time justifying the cost at the moment (which is a purely personal thing - the recent international shipping hikes have changed my whole budget for online purchasing this past month, razzlefrazzle). Which is in no way any sort of slight towards you or your talent!

You are amazing. :D

Laine: .<3zankara on March 13th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC)
Thanks Neo <3


Hearing that from an artist I admire and look up to... I'm gunna bottle up those good feels and use them next time the tide of self-doubt comes!