I want to wish everyone who celebrates a happy Halloween, and express a hope that neither of you and your loved ones was hurt by the storm.
It's finally getting a bit colder here, which is nice. I'm working now on a freelance project in anatomical illustration. That's probably as close as i'm ever getting to medicine, thus shaming 3 generations of doctor ancestors
I'm watching [ok, mostly listening to] X Files while painting lately. I wasnt allowed to see it as a kid, so obviously it was always a goal to watch, someday. Oh Mulder, make me a secret case...
I was tagged by
Since i own one of her mindboggling bracelet, it hypnotizes me to answer the questions!
The rules for this tag are as follows:
1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set up for you, and create 10 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons in your journal.
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs to the people that have tagged you.
6. No junk in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You have to tag 10 people.
1) What meaning does your art have in your life?
It is something i enjoy making, an occupational therapy and a refuge from my many headmonsters. I'm trying to create a better alternate reality to what is really going on around me.
2) What is your favorite medium and style of art and why?
My favorite medium to work with is watercolors. I wasted so many years on them i gotta be worth something. They're very nice for fantasy and various dream-art. However, i admire a lot the folks who work with acrylic and oils, since those work best with surrealism, which in my opinion is the king of all styles.
3) If for a day you had the power to change the world, what would you do?
I'd rid humans of their crippling need of religion and grant them the desire to think about their surroundings and deeds instead.
4) Live forever in a world without any other humans or live your normal, finite life in a world with humans, which one would you choose and why?
Humans, i suppose. They might be mostly dumb, but some are great, and what sort of mercenary artist would i make without an audience?
5) Do you think there is such a thing as bad art and good art and if it is, what does distinguish the one from the other?
I definitely think there is such a thing as good art and bad art. When we're learning, our art isn't very good usually. Also, in my personal opinion, most of the self-proclaimed modern art is a pile of shite, something went very wrong back in the end of 19th century. Chaps were probably overwhelmed by the invention of the camera which painted better than them.
Oh. And...anime. Bad. Bad. Horrible. Crippling young minds.
Basically, what distinguishes good art from bad is the effort invested, and the honest attempt at technical prowess and original thought.
6) If you could keep any animal for a pet, what would it be?
As much as it sound cool to pick a tiger or a wolf, i think they arent made to be very good pets, and nothing, nothing in the world beats a huge furry dog. So my ideal pet is either a German or Belgian shepherd, St. Bernard, or Newfounland dog.
7) What truly terrifies you?
Ok, that was kidding. What truly terrifies me is the realization that if some things won't change radically and soon, the world will slide into a second round of the Dark Ages, of religious fanaticism, disease, lack of education. It's not politically correct, but who cares. The idea that in the age of artificial hearts and Mars probes humans make their decision based on a bronze age shepherd's deliriums is terrifying.
8) What are three things you absolutely still want to do in your life (and haven't done yet)?
I'd love to live in Europe. Probably in the UK. Not sure how plausible that dream is. Glassworking is something i'd like to consider.
9) Desert island - only one book to take - you know the drill: what would it be?
My go-to answer [favorite book] is Bulgakov's The Master And Margarita, but since i can practically recite it, it would be counterproductive to take. In that case, Terry Pratchett's Nation. A good book for a deserted island
10) What is the most important characteristic you value in your friends and why?
How can i pick between kindness and a sharp mind?
Well, My turn to ask, i guess.
1)Name an artist that has influenced your work and whom you admire
2)If you had an opportunity to master a completely new genre of art, what would you pick?
3)What's your totem animal?
4)Are you happy with the education you've received so far?
5)What is your favorite candy/sweet/dessert?
6)From your burning house, what would you salvage if your family and pets are already safe?
7)Would you make a good ruler of the world?
8)Given a choice between butterfly wings and feathery wings, what would you take?
9)In which fantasy or sci fi world would you like to visit?
10)Who's scarier - Frankenstein's monster or Romney?
The tagged are:
On a somewhat personal note, your self-loathing is quite justified. While you have mastered the victim act, i've been observing it for too long to believe it. It's about time you ceased your little "guest appearances" for good. Go away and don't come back.
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