My Name is Allen Childers. Long ago in an age of wonder and creativity, basically the late 80’s and early 90’s, I decided I wanted to be an artist. I loved creating comic characters or “guys” and playing them in the back yard with my friends. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-man, & Ghostbusters were scattered across my bedroom and play areas for many years. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actually had me in the Library a few times looking for new animals to turn into mutants.Needless to say much of my homework has had drawing on the side of it for most of my academic life.
Now I am not what you would consider professional by any since of the word. I have worked on various projects through the years including conceptual artwork for THE EDGE OF BEYOND. I have also contributed in games such as upcoming Dungeonborn Role-Playing game. Much of this is word of mouth and collaborative work. I have much to learn about art as a profession as well the craft.
1. Bring my artistic craft to a professional level through commissions, collaborations, and commitment. learning and improving my skill has always been a slow process for me. Improving my work ethic to draw well is about learning basic draftsmen skills and basics. This is a life long process..much like working out or martial arts. Never stop learning.
2. Becoming a Freelance Professional in the field of art may take me down many roads. Publishing, Art directing, video editor, content creator. I have to be able to navigate the business of selling art to clients. Also when people approach me for work I need to be able to converse with them in a lingo that works for establishing how I get paid, product expectations and so forth.
3. Recognize that my calling is to be an artist regardless if I am professional or not. There are many paths to creativity and not all of them are set in stone. There is a difference to being a professional freelance artist and loving art for the creativity’s sake.
There is a Chinese Fortune cookie taped to my labtop as I write this post that reads ” Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability”.. These words are resonated with me the first time I read it and i continue to glean inspiration from them when I feel like doing the same old thing.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I will Posting more artwork and starting to use this blog more as a means of chronicling my journey through my art. If you would like to help support me and my efforts to learn more from professionals who offer tutoring and classes as well as have me draw epic artwork for you stop my PATREON!Thanks!