That’s my friend - he is an established fine artist and one of my precious advisors - told me.
Whether you make things for your philosophy or not; That’s one of a big differences between illustrator and fine artist.
I had a lot of conversation with myself, and I wrote an artist statement-ish thingy before I start working on my portfolio. The statement is about what my works about, why I make artworks, and what is art for me.
In the end, I found out that most of my past personal works were useless for my next carrier. That was a sour moment. I was about to lost my confidence by knowing that my creations were almost nothing. Oddly, however, after a few days, I feel very inspired. And I made a project proposal within a few days (you can see on the very last chapter of the document
So, what’s my takeaway after all? Throwing things away like Konmari can do some good for creativity, too😂