Even pointlessness has a purpose.
Even pointlessness has a purpose.
"He told me the moon was an egg, Khaleesi!" Help the dragons return: CRACK THE MOON and bake it into a frittata with vegetables laid into the top to depict a portrait of Khaleesi. Don’t forget the cheese! Post it on social media tagging Emilia Clarke and #GameOfThrones, then submit your original image and a link to your social media post.
Done by Michelle
Applauding yourself in the face of adversity only serves to bring adversity back for an encore.
— ❝ sometimes all you need a little splash of colour ❞
At least it's only two places at the moment.
Me: Hello, Brain, I would like to make something.
Brain: *on the couch eating cereal and watching Thundercats* Cool.
Me: So, can we start something? A drawing? A story?
Brain: *not looking up* No.
Me: What? Why not? I really want to.
Brain: *pours more Fruit loops* It's not up to me.
Me: Well, if it's not up to you, and it's not up to me, then who...?
Brain: *points to my overwrought, feral subconscious, who's silently shredding the the arm of the couch with it's claws while staring at me with dead eyes*
Me: Oh... Ah... Great, well. I'll leave you to it. *runs away*
Brain: *changes the channel while shouting after me* Go read some old fanfictions!
A little good news… on a new way of seeing things… sort of…
Imagine you’ve been following the same tradition for generations and some artist comes along to photograph what you’re doing… perhaps for the very first time. Now you’ve completely mesmerized that artist and given them a new way of looking at the world by just letting them see the beauty of what you do. Intrigued? Read more about this rhubarb farmer and his tradition of collecting the stalks by…
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When you’d draw, you have to remember that the most important thing for you to do is to express yourself. Your goal may be to convey a certain message or simply make your creativity come to life. It doesn’t follow that you need to always be original in the process. After all, originality has nothing to do with expression. To impart ideas, you sometimes need to get inspiration or even copy another’s style. Imitating is frowned upon by many art communities but, in general, the reality is that there isn’t anything that is completely original nowadays. So, in expressing yourself and for your convenience, you may want to try what other artists do to make their drawing easier.
Check Out Others’ Creations
Instead of starting from scratch, you may want to have a look around to discover some fascinating artworks that are already there. In doing so, you may speed up your creativity. How come? That’s because what others made may motivate you to begin or give you the opportunity to learn how to start. By looking other art pieces, you would discover and appreciate different styles, colors, subliminal messages, and even audiences. But, for this one, you don’t have to go to an art gallery or museum somewhere. You do have the option to check out online portfolios of artists or see their finished products in the form of drawn media.
You don’t always have to depend on your imagination. Rather, you can use things as your references to boost your productivity. Now, you can try just about anything to get things materialized. But, of course, before anything else, you may want to at least have ideas on what it is that you want to draw. Are you going to make images of people, places, or things? Even if you were to scribble down figures that resemble monsters, aliens, strange or weird places, and fictional objects, you may want to resort to using references. With them, at least you won’t have problems with your drawing’s perspective, shadows, and probably even colors.
Invest in Tools
Drawing becomes faster when you’ve got plenty of equipment at your disposal. Of course, you’ll be able to create things faster when you’d have the right shades and textures to cater to your demands. But, for this, it would be best to have a select few. Why? It’s so you won’t become overwhelmed with options and get more sketching done. Try different pencils, pens, and even pigmented wax to experiment and have a feel to find out what’s best for you. Don’t have second thoughts when it comes to buying such things because getting those that you’re at ease with will let you reduce the time that you’d spend on drawing and give you the opportunity to have more finished sketches.
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“ Whatever you build will be destroyed so make it beautiful”
“Mosaics are made of broken pieces but they’re still works of art and so are you”
The Zodiac Series: The benefits of reading your horoscope
I created this zodiac series as part of Mab Grave’s Drawlloween this past October. For those who don’t know, Drawlloween is one of the many drawing challenges that spurred off from the Inktober challenge. For each of these challenges, the goal is to complete one drawing a day for the month of October using a prompt list. I have preferred to work from prompt lists (such as Drawlloween and Abnormal Inktober) which include spooky words that are relevant to Halloween. Creating a quality drawing every day for a month (that you are not embarrassed to post on social media) is a real challenge. A lot of people completely give up, only finish some of the prompts, or decide to finish the list on their own time after October. The 2020 drawing challenge was my third year in a row, and I am proud to say that it was the first time that I finished the entire thing! I was also pleasantly surprised to discover that participating in drawing challenges has helped me to develop a habit of drawing (nearly) every day.
The zodiac signs were not on the official prompt list. I made them a part of my own personal challenge because I have been interested in researching them a bit more (and I feel as if the Tarot is a bit overdone lately). The primary questions of my research were about how astrology can benefit us.
How do we use zodiac signs, astrology, and horoscopes?
Most people use the zodiac signs as a personality measure and astrology as a divination tool. I will not speak to the validity of either use. However, I will argue that studying astrology, reading a birth chart, or reading a horoscope encourages self-reflection. The vagueness of the information one can get from astrological records, forces one to think a lot about themselves and their relationship with their environment. Reflecting on the self is an important ingredient to cognitive based therapies. Because I personally do this all the time, I never considered that self-reflection might be difficult for others. But sometimes therapists need to spend time teaching their patients to pay attention to one’s thoughts and feelings before negative thinking can be overcome.
How is astrology beneficial?
Other than a tool of self-reflection, there seems to be certain personality types which benefit most from using divination tools like astrology and the tarot. The personality trait which appears to have the most consistent correlation with horoscope usage is locus of control. Individuals who have a high internal locus of control have a high belief that their circumstances are within their control. The control in their lives comes from an internal source -themselves. Those with a high external locus of control believe that control in their lives comes from an external source. They have a belief that they have little control over their future, and they are subject to fate (I often fall into this category). Studies suggest that those who are more likely to read their horoscope, might have a more external locus of control. This makes sense if one is looking outside of themselves for a sign for how their future is going to play out.
There is zero harm, but in fact a benefit, of divination tools for my external locus of control brothers and sisters. One recent study found that reading positive horoscopes increased positive emotions, increased cognitive performance, and boosted creativity. This occurred regardless of the personality type but the boost to emotions, cognition, and creativity was stronger for individuals with a more external locus of control. The researchers suggest that individuals who feel like they have a lack of control in their lives are more likely to read their horoscope, and in turn are more likely to gain positive side effects from reading their horoscope.
This has got me thinking a lot about the power of divination tools like astrology and tarot cards for self-reflection, for boosting positive emotions, and as a self-help tool. Do people use these tools as a way to grow the self just as much as they use them to help predict the future? Can divination tools help someone with an external locus of control feel like they have more control over their life and their future? Can these tools be used for self help in getting though challenging times in their lives? I will certainly be back to this topic in the future.
Ever since I started doing art, and sharing it with the world, my life no longer feels meaningless. I think literally every artist that has ever existed can say they feel that way. This is how art gave my life glory.
In the beginning of my sophomore year in highschool, I was diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Attachment Disorder, and Depression. Basically my tiny little peabrain doesn’t want me to be happy. Everybody struggles so I’m not really asking for your pity. If anything I just want to contribute to ending the stigma behind mental health, and tell my experience with it. I don't let my mental illness define me. I'm not insane. I'm not useless. And I am proud of the person I have become. Don't get me wrong this shit sucks ass. It’d be dope to not have a chemically imbalanced brain and live life without constantly overthinking and living in a never ending cycle of negative emotions, but without it I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
Although sophomore year wasn't a total blast, this is when I had started figuring out my art style. I had been drawing and painting for years, but that year was when Glory was truly born. I had started doing this thing where whenever my mind started to wander, I'd start visualizing these faces of odd looking people in the grains of wood, chipped paint, patches of grass etc. I'd basically just use the patterns of the things around me to fuel my imagination. Kind of like that game you’d play when you were younger, where you’d stare at the clouds and think of what they might look like. I started drawing the people and things I saw. This was also the time where I started taking inspiration from things I liked and incorporating it into my art style. For example, I had been really influenced by street art culture and skateboarding. People like Keith Haring and Mark Gonzalez and other artists I’d see in the Thrasher canvas sections all play a part in my art. Keith Haring has a quote that goes as such;
“My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as much as I can, for as many people as I can, for as long as I can.” -Keith Haring
Growing up I was never really athletic. I Wasn't part of any clubs or sports teams, actually I did play volleyball and was part of the snowboarding club in elementary so that was a fucking lie. But, I wasn’t that good at either of them. I failed my volleyball team tryouts the next year so that's when I gave up on that, and I actually just started snowboarding again and learning tricks but at the time all I could do was get down a hill. My sister is a musician so I’d always go to her recitals, watching her excel at what she's passionate about, watching my parents praise her for achievements while I did jack shit with my life. My point is, I didn’t have anything to contribute to the world, until I started doing art. Art has given me a way to express myself and get a break from all of the negative emotions I face on the daily. It gives me glory.
You're probably wondering what the fuck glory has to do with all this. If you don’t know already, my name is Glory. No it's not my real name. The name popped up in my head one day and I started seeing it everywhere in tv shows, books, advertisements, etc. The word just pops out to me, so it stuck. It's now my artist name and tag. I hide behind it for various reasons, to conceal identity and because I feel like it accurately describes my art and me. Im an atheist, so I don't actually associate the word with the bible or god or anything. But if you do believe in god thats chill.
My goal is to inspire as many people as I can with my art, and spread awareness to various issues with the recognition I get. That includes mental illness. One day I’ll be one of those artists who auction off paintings for like millions of dollars, and instead of keeping all of it like a dick and acting all pretentious, I'll donate it to charities revolving around world issues, and actually contributing a change to this fucked up world. I don't actually really care if I make a lot of money off of my art, as long as I can feed myself and have a place to sleep from the money I make from it and get the opportunity to make someone feel something glorious. So why should you care about glory?
Because everybody needs a little glory.
Music is powerful.
Dance is powerful.
Art is powerful.
Finding a way to convey a feeling or a memory when simple words will not suffice is powerful.
The power of creativity is Beautiful.