I'm going to copy and paste the main part here, but I'll provide this link here for the other doodles I've posted
.I came around making a new icon, because I've been thinking of making business cards for myself. That and I really do need to work on a portfolio website. But anyway, I do intend to go to conventions and get a table. So now it brings me to this question: Do I keep using the alias inyuji? or use my real name? Or use them both?Here's the reason why. Initially I wanted to use my real name for more professional and original work, and inyuji as my fanart, online and personal, and conventional alias. After a lot of looking into my favorite artists, comic artists, and content creators, and came up with this list
- Keep an online alias and go by that only
- still go with their deviantart name and still rock
- use real actual name
- make a name based on their actual name because it's too long to say
- Use a pseudonym but still list their actual name on their bio or card or twitter
- keep a pseudonym for more personal and fanart, and use real name or studio name for original or professional work
- Make a studio name and list their name
Now I got some advice from some one of the animators who works on the netflix series "Archer" and she says it really is up to the artist, but also ask "what do you want to do?" In all honesty, I think I've become too attached to my deviantart name, and have used it quite a lot, especially in my short cartoons. I like entertaining people and making people laugh with my art,comics, and cartoons. But I actually want to be taken seriously as an artist as well. I love cartoons, but I know I'm capable of other projects as well. For a while, I had been thinking of doing what Yamino does. She uses Yamino, but still lists her real name in her portfolio. I don't think I'll mind using Ji "Inyuji" Eom on my portfolio.
Perhaps it's this paranoia and fear of people from the past coming back to haunt me once they see my "actual" name posted on comics or any work, and they felt insulted or claim that I had no right to use their image or resemblance in any character. But I might as well just suck up and own what I do.
Now that I'm rereading this, I don't think I should worry. I wouldn't really use someone's name or likeness stupidly. Unless it's a good moment or for sheer comedy/parody sake. Plus, to any people who were downright a$$holes, I wouldn't even remember their name nor want to.
But anyhow, feedback, opinions, and thoughts would be great. I'm all ears.