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I know there’s a lot of advice when it comes to artists and getting rejection. I feel that I’m ok with getting rejections. I know that I’ll get a lot of them.
What I’m not prep for, and it isn’t talked much about, is the silence.
You know when no one lets you know that you’ve been rejected, let alone not even giving you a two-sentence reason why? That feeling lost, like you’re walking in circles in the dark. Even if you know where you want to go, if you can’t see how to get there it gets really frustrating.
I’ve gotten plenty of rejections in the past and even the generic response is better then utter silence.
Especially if it’s not an area where’s there’s a lot of free information about the whys and hows. In comics, illustration, and game design, there are so much resources out there that can guide you in where you need to go.
With fashion, print and textile design? I don’t know why, but I feel like everything is behind a pay wall. I know information is valuable and that I should invest into my work but still?
Anyways, that’s my rant.