something you didn't know about me.
any of you ever listen to tilt?
when i was in my junior year of high school in catholic school i rocked the fuck out to tilt on the regular. i loved the strength and diversity in her voice and her/their lyrics.
in my drama class the teacher invited students to share a song... or a prayer at the beginning of class. guess what i chose?
oh, what song?
(linked at bottom)
well, long story short, i shared this delightful tune. the lyrics are fantastic. i'm pretty sure it was one of my many first acts of rebellion against everything (ha) and... prolly put me on the school's suspension list. well, again.
so the moral of the story is... listen to TILT
doing what you're afraid of can make you a better artist.
using the rules of art you learn in school is a great way to confuse yourself while you work.
sometimes you have to make the same mistake twice to learn how to work your way out of it.
the color wheel is your friend and your enemy.
if something on your piece feels off, it probably is.
if you're gonna paint portraits you have to take the face literally.
it helps to break the big into the small--like the face into a nose and the nose into convex and concave shapes and those shapes into dark and into light.
nobody thinks about your painting the way you think of your painting.
if you want something to be different don't be shy about it.
half of knowing what you want is deciding what you don't.
art books are never not handy.
the artist and the ego are a delicate thing--especially when your ego wants to smother another's ego in it's sleep.
respect the deadlines you make for yourself--they count the most.
where i'll post the in's, out's, tween's, and twixt's of my world of art mixed with pictures, links, opinions, and rants. (oh, and curse words. lots of curse words)