You are also a talented and established painter, and a visual effects/animation artist. How do you balance it all and make time for this project?
I’m still trying to figure that out, but I try to not look at the big picture. I try to think of it more like something I have to do everyday, both creatively and spiritually. If I thought about all 365 drawings at once it would be overwhelming, but when I think about it as one day or one drawing at a time I find it easier to fit in and make time for it. It’s more manageable that way. What will be exciting is to look back at the year’s worth of work and see what has been accomplished. As far as the fine art and the visual effects that I do, it’s definitely a balancing act between left and right brain. Each side feeds each other.
I try not to think too far in advance because plans and expectations always change and if I’m making choices based on the present day, then the results are always unexpected and exciting. I am working on publishing a book of all the drawings from this project when it’s complete. I think it would be great to have all the drawings in one place with the name of the collector, city and country where the pieces have gone. I am also currently developing a new body of work separate from this.
What advice do you have for young and emerging artists?
Commitment, discipline and passion have to be your primary motivations for being an artist. The financial and public success, if that’s what you wish to achieve, will be a byproduct of your efforts. Trust yourself and your instincts. Don’t create what’s trending or fashionable in the art world. Do what feels right for you, regardless of what others think. That’s what makes you and your art unique and interesting. It may not be your time now, but perhaps years from now, it will be.