There’s just something about the idea of turning myself into a promotion machine that makes me feel like a whore, and I just can’t do it. There’s plenty of different ways for illustrators to promote themselves, it’s basically a big chess game and you have to figure out how to play it. The moves that work for one illustrator don’t necessarily work for another.
As of late though, I’ve come to the realization that I’m not the promo whore that I’m told I should be. Maybe there’s something wrong with that, but maybe there isn’t. That said, I’m not hiding my work from people and there’s one thing I’ve thought about that calms me and serves as a reminder that I’m probably just worrying too much. Regardless if my approach to promoting is right or wrong…it’s genuine.