Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.
Wow i love your animations, really** anyway, what do you think about Adventure Time? lol
Adventure Time is cool in my book. I haven’t seen a lot of the recent episodes, but over all I’d say it’s one of the better animated kids shows that’s come out in recent years. Adventure Time, Flapjack, Regular Show, Gumball, Chowder… Cartoon Network has been absolutely nailing it lately.
Just dropping by to say how much I appreciate your existence. I've read your interview and it must've been the most inspiring thing I've seen lately. I'm a student of the Academy of Fine Arts and I have to deal with all those self-proclaimed artists every day, so it makes me really fucking happy to see someone like you so devoted to what their doing. I thought I lost my passion for art and animation in this school, but your works give me inspiration and motivation. Thanks, man, stay awesome!
Wow, thanks dude, that’s really nice to read! Don’t let the culture of Academia throw you off doing what you love; as much as it likes to pretend it is, it isn’t the art world. It’s one nation of the art world, with its own culture and customs. You don’t have to subscribe to their way of thinking to be an artist, as much as they perpetuate it to be ‘the correct way’. The mindsets that people approach art with are just as varied as the mindsets people approach life with, and it’s all entirely subjective. I guarantee there’s many, many accomplished artists out there who are in this game for the same reason as you. So don’t let your experience be ruined by an institution perpetuating a specific way of thinking that you don’t agree with, and DEFINITELY don’t let it make you doubt yourself, or feel guilty because you’re not doing it ‘the proper way’. Art is too human and personal for there to ever be ‘a proper way’.
That being said, I am in no way condoning anyone closing themselves off to art outside of what they ‘already like’. We need to be able to immerse ourselves in as much art as possible, from as many schools of thought as possible, and let ourselves be presented with as many ideas as we can get our hands on. The trick is to be able to break apart what we’re looking at, and objectively filter which ways of thinking we should take on board and which we should disregard, and also which elements of an artists work interest us, and which don’t. Otherwise we’ll never progress and make art we like more, we’ll either disregard things that we don’t find interesting over-all when there’s an element there we could learn from, and when we see art we really like, we’ll end up adopting everything about it, instead of just the specifics that make us like it.
This probably stopped being relevant to what the asker said a while ago. Oh well. I typed a big bunch of my stupid opinions and I ain’t backspacin’ them now.
Hello, all you wonderful little eggs!
Check out this interview I did, for a cool online magazine thingy called Twisted Plastic! I’m on pages 28 to 31.
You should check out the rest of the magazine too. It’s only the first issue, but it has interviews with cool famous people like God Machine. God Machine’s famous right? I only know of him coz my mate Danners has a tattoo of his shit, so I assume he’s famous. It’d make sense.
Do you ever have those spans of time where even holding a pencil feels wrong, and drawing anything at all angers you?
Very yes. And, as an animator, for a day to really count as being productive, you have to do like 100 drawings or something. So it’s a bit of a fucky thing to deal. If you try and force yourself to draw, you’ll just hate it, and keep hating it and everything will be shit. And it won’t stop being shit until you take a break and do a different thing. Drawing when you don’t want to draw will get a worse result than drawing when you do. Whatever you’re drawing, it’ll come out better if you do it later once you feel like it again. So, go and spend two days getting getting drunk in a desert. By the end of it, once your skin is blistering, you’ve lost your car in a bet with a rock carving, and you’ve had to walk for miles to the nearest town, THEN you’ll be like “fuck all this shit I just want to draw pictures”.
Page 1 of 6