The Perfect Bait
"When I was a student in art school, I had an idea of making a book. It would be about how to become a successful artist, as seen from the viewpoint of somebody who wasn’t successful yet.
Over the next ten years, I wrote down all the thoughts and methods that worked for my career, so that one day, if I ever DID become successful, I would have a “step by step” of how I did it. During this time, I’ve been very fortunate to do a lot of the things that I’ve always wanted to do, and live the way that I wanted to live.
In addition to doing art, I’ve also been lucky enough to meet some of my favorite artists, each very successful in what they do, and interview them at length. In learning their stories, I felt that it was time to put this book together."
goals. Not what you THINK you’re capable of, but what your ultimate goal is if you had no limits whatsoever. Always shoot for the stars! If you land on the moon, hey that’s still great! I can tell you anything is possible but you have to first BELIEVE it’s possible. Character designer, Michael Kutsche’s advice is simple but true: Michael Kutsche: Be more daring, I think that’s what I would say. Even if you think it’s too far away, or too big, don’t let it keep you away from trying it. You
better jobs that pay even more and that, of course, will help solve more of your financial woes. Once you get to a point where you do not need to worry about money, that’s when the true passion of art is given the opportunity to flourish. But how do you get financial security? As a student, I thought financial security was to get hired by a big studio, get a nice fat contact, and work there forever. But then during my graduating year, three of my teachers who had been working together at the
take, and that’s how much you would quote the client. However, from experience, I found that there’s a better method: visualize the project from the client’s point of view, and think about their budget. What you want to do is give them a quote that is as close to their budget as possible, perhaps a tiny bit more. This way, you will have some room for negotiation if it comes down to it. For example, a store owner asks you to create a log for them. This store is the person’s first and only store.
head and turning it in the way I wanted to. Despite hard concentration, this went on for two or three weeks, and for much of the time it didn’t seem like I was making any progress at all. It felt like trying to move a boulder: I was exerting effort but couldn’t see any results. But eventually, things started to change and the box in my head started to turn. And once it started happening, it CONTINUED to happen, more and more easily the more I did it. So, if you’re trying hard then trust me,
re-evaluating, you will have a much better chance of molding your life into the life you want, and not the life that people say you should have. My name is Bobby Chiu, and I’m an independent artist. This book is an accumulation of what I feel makes a successful, creative person. Why did I make this book? From an early age, I learned that the things we do and how we do them might not always be the best way. Times change and so do people, and so do the ways in which we do things. When I was a