About ArtPatient or Being Smart About Art

I have this driving need to improve as an artist and as a person in general. I cannot rest on my heels for too long because there is always something needing improving.

I bought the ArtPatient domain name so I would have someplace to act as a portfolio and to have a reason to create art. I had grown stagnant and had not drawn much in quite a while. Later, I started the Frog Pond comic because I’ve always wanted to (also) create a comic. That led me to asking myself how to create a good one. So I started analyzing comics to see what works and what doesn’t. After a while, it occurred to me that I could share these insights with others and so I started reviewing a webcomic every week here on ArtPatient.

Visitors began to come in and I experimented with different layouts and features. This, in turn, led me to an interest in improving the site’s experience. I started researching online to find tutorials and thoughts on how to be successful in presenting my thoughts.

You may see a pattern here, but this led me to many tutorials on presenting your art for sale and other concerns that an artist on the web has. So I started a new page on ArtPatient, sharing the those things that I’d found useful. Some were about art techniques, some were about how to be successful online. I am quite sure there are many people out there in the same position I am in.

It is apparent to me that I will continue to add art-related things to what is offered here on ArtPatient. These are things that I am passionate about and I will keep on investigating. I will also keep on sharing what I’ve seen and discovered so that you can benefit. There are smart ways and not so smart ways to do things. There is usually a best approach that can only be learned through someone’s trial and error. Learn something from my efforts, even if that’s what NOT to do.



  1. Hi,

    My name is Darryl Hughes. I’m the writer/creator of “G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures”. GAAK is a 50’s style, monsters-run-amok, alien invasion scifi adventure with Spielberg flair and a dash of Tim Burto weirdness that was nominated for the 2007 Glyph Comic Awards and I was wondering if you’d review it for your site.


    Darryl – GAAK writer dude

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