It’s hard for me to talk about my art. I’ve been raised to never brag, so selling myself is tricky. This extends to just talking about my art. I feel it should speak for itself.
I know I draw fantasy and scenes, but that doesn’t always get into people’s heads. They hear “art” and think I just draw, or “graphic designer” and think I work on 3d modeling. I’ve resorted to “fantasy art” because it encompasses everything I do, but doesn’t tell the whole story.
I end up telling them a long-winded explanation. It’s rather tedious to explain that I draw art for my own stories. I can see the look in their eye that says “she’s not doing something REAL”.
Still, drawing for my own stories is was makes me truly happy. My work can be adapted to fit anything. People who love books and movies can see it, I think.