Friday, September 5, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.
I really needed this post
Trying my hand at shoujo always ended in a hilarious disaster.
Jumping on this post as well, because it is important to remember this at times.
13 year old me would be stoked to see where I am now. It’s really good to look back sometimes and appreciate how far you’ve come. And then imagine how much further you can go when you keep drawing.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Stupid sketchy doodles
Fyi I have an IG its @blik_ and @pokemon_blik
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
After the shower. Oil on linen. An experiment in how many water drops I could paint before I went insane. (i lost count)
Thursday, April 3, 2014
when you draw the torso first without planning out the rest of the pose
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish.
THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS
Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.
Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together.
this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Turbulence: Watercolor + Magic
First in a series of geometric watercolour paintings using an industrial robot arm, put together by Dr. Woohoo - video embedded below:
This is the first experiment by Dr. Woohoo in a series that explores the relationship between a robot + a artist with the objective of enhancing what is creatively possible by combining the strengths of each, while using watercolors as the natural media.
Music: Kid Koala
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This will not apply to all art professionals (and certainly should not be taken as good advice by some) but it won’t hurt them either. All this message has to do is help decrease the number of “I’ll pay you in publicity” offers from people who are trying to sell ice to [Inuit], so to speak. Maybe it might even result in a few more artists getting paid for their work?
"You don’t pay IN publicity, you pay FOR publicity."
Reblogging this for all my fellow freelancers!
(Unfortunately, we are unable to feed our cats in publicity.)
Also, damn cats, eat your publicity!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Take note: Different forms of intimacy.
I would feel so bad washing this off, holy shit
You could take a bath afterward with the artist and they can wash it off for you so you don’t feel responsible for their work. But also, it could teach the same kind of patience and concept that nothing lasts forever, similarly to the Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala tradition. And it could be just another step in your process of intimacy. Just a thought.
I want to paint on someone holy shit.
Babe: You’re obligated to do this now.
man, would love to have the type of friendship with people where we could all sit around topless, babes and dudes, and just paint on each other, and drink a little and laugh a lot
bolding last comment since not everything that looks intimate doesn’t really have to be
I think this is one of those times where it might be awesome to differentiate between “intimate” and “erotic”?
It can be totally intimate and still completely platonic. Human realtionships can be wonderful like that.
Sometimes I see someone my age or younger than me who seems to be infinitely better than me at something I wanna be good at and I hate it because instead of working at it and improving I’ve let whatever potential I have go to waste and thats why they’re better than me.
But I know that I shouldn’t let me stop trying and I definitely know that it shouldn’t make me hate the person who is more proficient at it. Its difficult but I know that it should spur me on to do better myself.