Exploring a labyrinth of thought. Drawings, poetry, and goodies as my heart goes bang bang.
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Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
People from middle and upper middle class can say these things and get away. People who don’t know what starting capital is can say these things. People who literally don’t know what its like to have nothing or to live in poverty can say these things.
You can’t follow your dreams without some start up cash from somewhere. And most people don’t have that. Like if money was no object and people could just ~live their dreams~ then why are there children starving in 1st world nations
It’s the social economic version of “just stop being depressed”
oh my god at the classism here
I love guitar, betetr quit my job and devote all my money to beign a musician, ignorign for the fact that i won’t be able to afford rent or food right? NOTHING GETS IN THE WAY OF UR PASSION
I love this commentary so much because this post bugged me when I first saw it but I wasn’t sure how to put my grievance into words.
Jesus, thank you, I’m glad someone said that, because I’ve just been seething every time this post shows up. Like “own a yarn store!” Yeah, sure, with what capital?
"It’s the social economic version of “just stop being depressed”"
I have to agree with the previous posters. Even coming from a white-middle class family, I’m not in the best financial position. I want to be a comic artist and animator but to make a living wage off of $7.25 an hour I have to work at the very least 35 hours. That’s with my rent being super cheap and having groceries and gas at $60 a week. I can’t afford to work less than that while trying to invest more time in my comics and animation work. Did I mention I’m transitioning? That’s another $100 for hormones a month! I can’t just quit my job and “make it” as a comic artist, and from what I know about the animation industry I can’t just hop into a studio and say “hire me y’all, I did some gifs on tumblr.” I really love my job thus far (how many people can say that at that wage?!) and I recognize I’m very fortunate with my living situation but many people have it a lot worse than me and I can’t just ignore that.
I’ve finished my 33 page comic that I started in December. I plan on releasing it at the end of March or beginning of April.
I’m also excited to announce my next project about a girl who gets on a magical train (won’t say anymore than that) :3
my best friends are getting married 2morrow!!!!!! OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU GUYS I’M SO HAPPY FOR YAWL
when gay identified guys hit on me:
1) either alter your own understanding of your sexuality or
2) Stop. Because I’m a woman and I will not have my identity invalidated for your sexifuntime.
I really need to learn how to tell people to GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME.
oh my god my best friends are getting married this is one of the three weddings out of my life time that I will actually give a shit about. (I’ve been to… five weddings so far)
As a writer, the creator relies on the reader’s subconscious and bank of visual concepts (crafted over years of personal experiences) to construct the world the writer has graphed out. Whereas with visual story telling, the artist(s) are responsible for constructing the visuals for the world and it’s characters. Most illustrative styles rely less on the reader/consumer’s subconscious and more so on their own abilities to construct the image. However, the process of image making whether it be painting, drawing, computer illustration ultimately influences the final image. This means the imagery and designs of the illustrator’s mind can never be fully rendered. Nor should they be. The process of creating images challenges and strengthens the initial design because it questions certain aspects of the initial idea that would only work in theory. Example being, the imagined image of a story with a mountain would be really jagged and crumbly. However while the illustrator was drawing this image, the designs would be trouble some for their character to climb, consequently one of the elements within the story would have to be altered so that the actions within the narrative could be believable.
The strength with writing as a story telling medium is that it is strongly tied with the subconscious, poetry too takes advantage of this whether it has a strong narrative or none. The weakness of this medium is that non-intrinsic visual elements are much harder to employ for world building and creating a sense of feeling. Where as with visual illustration the illustrator could add bubbles or use lines to create a sense of feeling or as a form of world building even though it does not progress the story’s main narrative.
these were some thoughts I found important to ramble about