its a fucking guilt trip thing parents do. if you’re not growing up how they envisioned you growing up then that is a problem to them.
fuck now that i mentioned it, that’s pretty manipulative as fuck
how is it possible for that to be ‘well meaning’ at all? it’s fucking awful holy shit.
like the whole, ” oh i want my son/daughter back, this is not you, you used to be so happy, or you used to do this, oh i miss this” kinda shit.
tweiseman asked: 10, 11, 21, 27, 30!
10. Are you confident about your art?
depends actually, if i’m on a roll and i feel very in tune with my brushes, then yes
11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
as much as you need tbh. some people need layers to work on things individually, and organizing them in separate folders, it makes it easier for you to work on those specific spots and give them specific touches.
30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?
You know what’s really fucking hurtful and beyond fucked? When a parent says “that’s not my child” when it comes to a phase in your life that you’ve taken an interest on something or something that changed your way of thinking and shit, I don’t give a FUCK on how well meaning they were, that shits fucking crushing.
I remembered some weird documentary I saw a while ago where this dude became a bodybuilder and decided to make it his passion that became a bit obsessive or whatever. They show his mom and she’s going through his pictures from When he was a kid to a competing athlete. And what does she do? She looks at the picture where he’s posing in the gym and grimaces and says that’s not my son. Fuck. That
The poor models at Louis Vuitton.
Update (07/11/14): This blew up and there were a lot of comments on the post and people messaging me to ask what happened. Since I’m not a runway model, I decided to ask one. I asked Kayley Chabot (whose résumé includes more than 100 shows in the four fashion capitals) if she had ever had to deal with uncomfortable shoes during fashion month, and here’s what she told me:
"The shoes are undoubtedly the worst part of fashion month. I’ve gone down the runway as my feet have been bleeding and torn apart from ridiculously small shoes. Almost every show I’ve ever done, the shoes have been much too small, either cutting off circulation and molding your foot to the shoe, or blisters and blood everywhere. Generally at the end of fashion month, I don’t recognize my own feet. They’re covered in blisters, cuts, everything. So yes, all of our feet look like that by the end of the month! (If a girl’s eyes look rather glossy during a show, she’s probably holding back tears.)”
So there you have it. Runway modeling may seem like a walk in the park, but it sounds like it can be a pretty excruciating, blister-filled walk.
- Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
- How long have you been drawing?
- How many classes have you taken?
- Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
- What’s your favorite thing to draw?
- What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
- How often do you use references?
- Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
- How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
- Are you confident about your art?
- How many art-related blogs do you follow?
- Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
- Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
- Do you ever collaborate with others?
- How long does an average piece take you to complete?
- Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
- Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
- What are you currently trying to improve on?
- What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
- What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
- Do you like to challenge yourself?
- Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
- Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
- Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
- Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
- For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
- For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
- For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
- For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
- What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?
I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”