♥ -it! - Support the artist
// Support ALL the artists //
PLEASE! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS TO ME AND A MULTITUDE OF MY FRIENDS. I GET DISCOURAGED ALL-THE-TIME ABOUT MY ART BECAUSE I GET LITTLE TO NO RECOGNITION. SO I BEG YOU, IF YOU LIKE SOMETHING, PLEASE MAKE IT KNOWN. LEAVE A COMMENT, REBLOG IT TO SEVERAL PLACES, SHOW YOUR FRIENDS! IF YOU HELP BUILD AN ARTISTS CONFIDENCE, THEIR CREATIVITY WILL KNOW NO BOUNDS.
No seriously this is an actual problem I have. Like when no one seems to notice my art after I’ve worked for days on it, it honestly really hurts. So seriously if you like someones art make it known. It helps us so so much
a bi/pan person marrying someone does not indicate a preference for that gender, it indicates a preference for that PERSON
Ugh I feel ill. People have been far too generous with their colds.
Time for pho.
And then I get to give it to half an auditorium as pet and I have a lecture to attend tonight.
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D
lemon yellow sss!
I see two colors, what the fuck?
Same, the light blue and that mustard-brown type yellow.
I would assume it might be a negative after-image? I’m seeing it too
I see a range of colors from grey blues to lime greens to deep tans.
Some harsh but very very true words
When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.
"this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…"
"this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…"
"there is better stuff on later pages…"
It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.
But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”
You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.
This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time.
This is really important. Eliminate this urge. Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work. Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun. Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work. You lose the urge to do it. You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat. They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself. Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work. Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure. If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work. When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.
There is a God.
ooc; I hate both of you. Me and my $3.30 gas
Dude if we have 3.15 and under already I’m sure you’ll have lower gas too.
((WHERE DO Y’ALL LIVE
gas is 3.85 in the land of the Charlie
hence why I take the bus
This man fucking gets it.
This is so incredibly important.