Shame: Day 346

Sorta Death Star by Robert Chapman

A whole lot of changes were made to this digital painting today! Removed some bits, added a lot more bits. Now it seems like everyday my Sorta Death Star takes on a whole new form. It’s definitely a piece that’s going to keep evolving it seems. Though I’m definitely satisfied with how it’s looking at the moment.

So, my biggest fear is having to do self-promotion. I feel that it is literally shameless self-promotion. However, it’s something I’ve been able to slowly overcome over the past year because I’ve had to share my posts on a daily basis via social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Β It helps that I actually enjoy talking about my project, and the art that I create. But it’s still difficult to say “Hey, click on my link here. Maybe you should share my work with your friends!”

That’s not exactly the way self-promoting should be done anyways. You should feel shame if you’re just telling people what to do and not why they should be interested in doing it for themselves. I should feel proud of what I’m doing. I just think that a lot of us grow up to feel that we should sit back and watch things happen, not yell as loud as we can that we want to get involved and do something awesome too.

It’s pretty complicated, and I’m still figuring it out for myself. But, anyone can get better at anything give enough practice. I’ve been sharing my work for a year, and it’s been getting easier as I go along. I feel that once I can feel really good about showing off my work, remove that feeling of shame, then I’ll be able to get people’s attention a little more.

Pretty soon I’m going to need to start seriously promoting my Patreon page in order to get some subscribers. It’s something I need to start taking really seriously sooner than later because I think that’s going to be my main source of income moving forward. There’s still so many things up in the air though!


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  • Brad Thornhill

    I like the green crystal thing better than the red crystal thing and the lightning looks intense! Love the changes πŸ™‚

    • I’m glad you like it. I feel that it’s a lot less intense, so I’ll have to figure something out