Though I’m sure you already know the whole experience blew my mind and an anonymous message isn’t going to change that, I respect your opinion my dude! I’m not trying to preach the church of Aoki here, just telling a story about my weekend.
This is so incredibly kind, my gosh, you seem to be more sure of this than I am to be honest but I’m glad someone has faith in me, thank you so very much you lovely grey faced being!
ASLDFKAJSDF HOLY SHIT I KID YOU NOT IT WAS THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE. I was right right right in front and he sprayed and spit and poured champagne aaaaaall over my head and I was fucking soaked and they threw money in the crowd and all this silver confetti came down and even Duck Sauce and Tiesto were there just hanging out and HE LOOKED RIGHT IN MY EYES AND GRABBED MY HAND OH GOD and he had this huge cake that said Dim Mak on it and this guy had a sign that said CAKE ME STEVE AOKI and he threw it sooo hard an from soooo far away straight into the guy’s face and it was awesome and then he put this life raft on the crowd and disappeared and reappeared up on the balcony and JUMPED OFF THE MOTHERFUCKING BALCONY ONTO THE LIFE RAFT AND THEN CROWD SURFED ON THE LIFE RAFT AND GOOD GOD IT WAS SO GLORIOUS and ughhh his stage presence was really just like no other and at the end he had this t-shirt and he said that he’d give the shirt to whoever made the funniest face so he walked along the crowd looking at people and I made this face and it honestly wasn’t even all that weird but HE POINTED STRAIGHT AT ME AND HE WAS LIKE, ‘YOU!’ AND HE TOLD HIS PHOTOGRAPHER TO TAKE A PHOTO OF ME AND THEN HANDED ME THE SHIRT AND THEN I DIDN’T TAKE IT OFF FOR THREE DAYS STRAIGHT EXCEPT TO WASH THE CHAMPAGNE OUT OF MY HAIR AND IT WAS SO GLORIOUS. Seriously though this man is doing so much for us Japanese Americans, he literally breaks every stereotype that Asian men can’t be cool.
I believe I answered this recently but it’s @katzhead!
I have a neighbor that does screen printing so I ordered a bunch from him, I’ve only done it online once for a Christmas present a bit ago and I used oo shirts, which get fairly cheap once you order enough.
Asdkfjsh when I get asks like this it blows my mind, thank you so, so much good god I’m so honored.
Yes! Take your time, be patient, it’s really important not to give up if you’re frustrated with how something is turning out, cause I’ve found that a lot of times if you keep at it you can save a drawing you didn’t like too much initially. If you’re trying to do observational or life drawing, really look at what you’re drawing and try to draw it how it IS not how it seems should be in your mind. Try out a lot of different mediums and see which you like best, then try to master it. Take risks, you need to explore who you are as an artist and develop your unique style. Make a lot of art, it’s the only way you’ll get better, and it’s good for the soul.
Yeah, I broke down and got one today, I’ve got a total of like, four followers yeaaaah. You can follow me @katzhead!
Gosh well perfect I’d say is a pretty strong word but basically what I’ve come to realize is I hold my pen unnaturally tight and I’ve just got a really steady hand and patience through the roof and I’ve been drawing for ages and I draw all the fucking time and the combination of all of the above has made me a pretty decent artist.
I think it went fairly well actually, at least I sure hope so, it was honestly much easier than expected and I didn’t seem to have too much trouble on any of the free responses so I hope I passed!
til about 4pm, I’d really just like it for everyone to stop and appreciate whatever they’re doing because just think, you could be stuck in a big room full of perspiring AP students taking the National Exam for AP Statistics, and no matter what you’re doing, it’s got to be a hell of a lot better than that. So I don’t give a shit if you’re stuck in traffic or doing the dishes, appreciate your lives and send me good test vibes cause right now I’m blowing off studying to draw like a fucking idiot and god knows I’m going to need it.
Yeah, give me a second to dig a bit.
I just need to think of something nice to give away.
This online magazine called artisticallysuppressed asked if I’d want to submit work to them so I submitted a couple pieces and anyways what I’m getting at is if you’re an artist or a writer or a photographer but you don’t have a specific art blog it might be worth checking out just so your wonderful talent doesn’t sit stagnant in your computer or closet or notebook or whatever, cause they take submissions from a wide variety of mediums and it’s kinda a neat idea.
This was a good idea.
If you’re looking at ways to become better, drawing frequently obviously helps, but I found that using different mediums has really pushed me to get better more than anything else. Until a year or so ago, I never everrr painted or tried realistic drawing because it was out of my artistic comfort zone, as lame as that sounds, but I had to for an art class at school and it turned out I was pretty decent so I pursued it a bit more and it really made me grow (plus it gives you way more satisfaction when you conquer a new medium and actually produce something decent). That’s also what I do if I’m lacking inspiration. I think making formal pieces helps too, cause sometimes I just bullshit around and I’m not really invested in what I’m doing and I end up kind of discouraged and just stop cause I don’t really value what I’ve made. I’m not the draw 15 minutes every day kind of person. Before this year when I started AP Studio Art, I was exactly like you though, I loved art and I’d been doing it for as long as I could remember, but I didn’t do it much cause of one reason or another, but this year I’ve really been forced to produce a lot and it’s been soooo good for me. So force yourself to make a serious piece and hopefully it will turn into a regular thing, and if not maybe take up an art class that’ll be a real pain in the ass but will make you get back into it! Or if you want to come off anon I can send you obnoxious messages telling you to get your shit together and create, hahaha.
All of my concentration pieces can be found at /tagged/concentration, but my whole idea was taking phrases and concepts that are abstract and invisible in real life and exploring when they would look like if they were tangible and illustrated. I actually just started doing my usual detailed pen and ink drawings cause that’s what I’m best at and what I enjoy most and then thought of the concentration idea afterward. So I’d suggest maybe just sticking with what your best at (and what you know you can continue to draw inspiration from for twelve pieces) and then maybe try to connect your works with the idea afterward? One girl in my class is doing “wallflowers” so all these amazing paintings of girls with flowers surrounding them and covering them in different intriguing ways, and the boy in my class is doing portraits of different artists either in their own style of art, which has been really fucking cool as well. He did one of this really talented autistic boy from the other art class that paints with his fingers, and he finger painted it and it was just the neatest idea.
Thank you so much good god this was a really fucking good anon compliment, this means so much I just want to kiss you on your beautiful slate grey face you kind soul you! :****
knifing answered: neptune because its is a pretty blue color, uranus’s color is prettier but you just can’t ever say uranus is your favorite planet u just cant
Damnit Cesar we need to reclaim the identity of Uranus lovers and make it cool again (okay it was never cool to like Uranus but yeah) cause I feel the same fucking way and I’m sick of living this lie and saying I like Neptune best because it’s pretty when I’ve got this socially unacceptable notion haunting me that Uranus is actually prettier.
you know what sucks?
who even thought of art
more like fart
Vincent Van Go Get A Real Job You Dirty Hippie
fartblognetwork dat’s gonna be us represent <$$$
Thank you so much! And thank you for asking, I really appreciate it and I’m always so mind blown and flattered when people ask this and I’m totally cool with people getting tattoos done I think it’s so neat but the one condition is you come off anon and chat with me cause if you actually get it I’m going to want photos and stuffs and yeaaaah don’t be shy my claws aren’t long!
When I sit down it tickles the tops of my legs long! I don’t know what to do with it, I’ll maybe likely possibly dread it in the future. Yuck and I shed like crazy, this afternoon took it to a whole new level when I opened the fridge and there was a piece of hair on the gallon of milk and I was like what the fuck Avery good thing you found that cause anyone else would have been exponentially more freaked out than you are. So I pour myself a glass of milk to eat with my toast and strawberry jam and when I go back to put the milk away THERE’S A MOTHERFUCKING HAIR ON THE OJ AND I DIDN’T EVEN TOUCH THE OJ TODAY. Pretty gross. Oh well, fucking judge me then it’s not like I can control that bullshit.
So far we’ve got: artblognetwork.
Creative as fuck eh?
We’re still trying to figure out how to do this whole application thing for the network, we’re all really struggling with what exactly we should do actually cause none of us have it in us to reject anyone if they apply, but at the same time we don’t want to have one of those really lengthy, unorganized networks that no one ends up looking at all the blogs cause there are so damn many. Soooo we’ve come up with the idea of having a side blog associated with the network that we can post other people’s work on and maybe have an artist of the month you can apply for and whoever the monthly artist is will have their art as the background of the network and whatnot. We’ve all got a couple blogs in mind that we’d like to invite to be part of the network but if we keep it invite only at least at first we’re definitely going to have that other blog to promote good art on cause it’s really fucking pertinent that these talented, lesser known artists are recognized. And this is still all in the works, really, we’re still trying to figure out how best to incorporate all these ideas we’ve got swirling around in our brains.
Of course I’ll answer this, I really try my best to answer all the questions I get. One thing you should know about me as an artist is that I’m pretty fucking old fashioned, I don’t know shit about graphic design or photoshop or tablets so consequently, no I do not have a tablet but one of my friends has one and they seem really cool though it still seems like it’d be weird to me to draw on the tablet and have to look at the computer screen to see what I was drawing.
I would really love to, the theater where I live only gets really big, mainstream movies, but it looks really fucking neat so I hope I can.