Guys I finally got around to printing posters that are way better and less pricey than the other ones I had for sale! You can check them out at my Etsy shop here. If you don’t have the funds contact me, I’m definitely understanding of that issue being a broke college student and very open to trades, bartering, negotiation, etc.
Firstly, I’d like to say that “that girl” is someone who I value and respect very deeply. I, like you, thought that the themes of sun and moon being lovers were common ones but regardless none of my intentions regarding that drawing seem to have manifested in ways I would have wanted or expected—I didn’t intend for it to get so popular that I would be discovering stolen and edited versions virtually biweekly, I didn’t intend for people to get it tattooed without my knowledge, I didn’t intend for a person I care about to feel so wronged by it all. The point that I seem to have realized far too late, and you have failed to realize at all, is that tattoos are incredibly personal things. I didn’t think I was stealing her personal idea when I drew the sun and the moon because I’d seen the sun and moon done so many times in so many different ways it wasn’t a personal image to me, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t have personal significance to her. Of course you should take things that are personal to you personally. The issue wasn’t that I was so aware of her tattoo that I purposely stole the idea from her, but that I wasn’t aware or sensitive enough to something so personal to her that I didn’t treat it with the appropriate reverence one should accord personal things. And now I’m getting a taste of my own medicine as people edit and butcher and copy and take credit for something personal to me—my art—without even intending to, without even knowing it was me that drew it. But the point is that hurt caused unintentionally still hurts.
My first tattoo. Design by artforkatz.
Another lovely soul got my drawing tattooed! Honored as ever.
Collages for design and color. Emulating lots of death and nature. They were supposed to be inspired by an artist I forgot the name of. Anyhow, I’m working on a really big detailed mandala piece in my giant Moleskine and timing how long it’s taking me with a stopwatch (5:55:09 so far). I really hope no one steals it when I post it because I can feel a lot of myself being poured into it and am quite invested already.
I bought kettle corn at this tulip festival this weekend then the next day I ran out of cereal so I ate it for breakfast which is unsurprising in the context of college eating habits but are these tulips not beautiful!
Self-portrait for my design and color course. The idea is you grid off a photo and try to work square by square based on the different greyscale values you see, abstracting and forgetting what your drawing is part of an eyebrow, nostril, pupil, etc. Art in school is such a neat deal.
No but I definitely will now, that sounds awesome! I’m from Southern California and I’ve been dearly missing good Mexican food but I’ve been a little hesitant to try Mexican places up here since I never have any money to eat out and I’m worried without a testimony or recommendation it’ll be a bummer since I’m spoiled off that “authentic” stuff.
GO TO CAPITOL HILL! I’m a little biased cause that’s my neighborhood but it’s actually a really cool part of the city, there are lots of really good places to eat and shop on Broadway, I’d definitely recommend Red Light vintage, Oddfellows is a really really good cafe on 10th, it’s kinda pricey though so I basically never go unless my parents are visiting, Elliott Bay is a really great bookstore/cafe that’s also on 10th and definitely worth checking out. There’s also really good ramen on Broadway that’s not too expensive and has vegetarian and vegan options. I don’t know where your concert is but if it’s downtown it’s really easy to get to Capitol Hill via bus! Car is likely even easier but I don’t have one of those. Anywho, hope you have an awesome time in Seattle, definitely let me know if you do anything neat or noteworthy!