phone and internet at the same time was a legit problem, how many of you even remember that?
I had every single one of these problems
THE LAST TWO THO
Seriously, I can relate to ALL OF THESE.
oh my sweet jesus ALL OF THIS
We had it so hard growing up in the 90s.
Girls and guys!! Don’t let anyone try to shame you into presenting yourself in a way that doesn’t make you feel 100% confident and good about yourself. Rock your body and your aesthetic and let others rock theirs.
This is good and everyone should feel good. :)
I’ve been thinking lately.. While it is important to an artist’s growth to learn from others and listen to critique and try new things, not everything everyone tells you is gospel. Even if a critique is coming from a teacher or industry professional. Not everything they tell you is written in…
I, rather oddly and epically, came to this conclusion YEARS ago while on an art forum, getting critiques on a piece that was still in early stages. Someone who was regarded very highly as a professional took me to task for the way I sketched. Other pros (whose opinion I regarded much higher than the first), chimed in on either side of the issue, most of them defending me. Everything then devolved into bickering and arguing over who was right and who was wrong while I sat there thinking “But I just wanted an opinion on the composition!”
And it suddenly hit me that for at least a year, I’d been crippling myself. That I was so paralyzed with the fear that what I was doing wouldn’t meet someone else’s standards that I’d forgotten that the only standards that really mattered we’re my own, and they were already set pretty high. All the arguing did was highlight for me that there IS no one way to do anything, and that what works for one artist will never work for all.
So that’s the story of why I stopped using art forums for critiques and started trusting my own guy. And I’ll tell you, my work suddenly got a hundred times better the minute I stopped caving to other people’s opinions.
This has pretty much been my exact experience posting on art forums, and a big reason why I’ve since stopped posting. I felt really guilty about it for a while until I realized I was making good progress just by working and studying on my own and listening to opinions I valued rather than letting tons of people pull me in a dozen different directions.
Yes, yes yes fucking yes and thank you.
I suggest all females watch this.
*i suggest all humans watch this.
THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED WATCHING FOR ALL HUMANS
I’m a 17 year old white guy living in middle class America. I’ve never exactly been a supporter of feminism because that kind of thing has never really affected me personally. I don’t notice it and I don’t care about it. But in nine minutes this video has made what is truly a serious problem extremely apparent. Those “why I need feminism” posts or those slut-shaming or rape culture campaigns never convince me of anything. But this video actually did I think.
tl;dr This video kicks ass, just watch it.
Have I reblogged this yet? No? Well here’s your required watching for today.
I can’t not love this.
So proud of my state’s capital and the strength they’ve shown in the face of this tragedy. New England born-and-raised, I wanted to donate blood as well and was turned away because there were too many other volunteers.
I’ll go back later this week. :P
Would you like to wear a super-cool glow-in-the-dark Anglerfish shirt? YEAH YOU WOULD. Please share and vote if you like this design, and check out the others. There’s a lot of great art up for voting this week! :D
Alternate title: “I hope fish-senpai will notice me this week.” *___*
Episode 4 of Strip Search: In which someone goes home.
I really appreciated how at the end, when the losing contestant is about to go home, the hosts talk to them in the car and give them valuable constructive criticism. None of that “THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN, NOW GTFO” stuff.
How many reality shows just dump the losing contestant without so much as a goodbye, thanks for playing?
THIS is why Strip Search is better than any reality show on television. It’s funny, it’s tense, but most importantly it has a gentle hand. That is a hell of a lot more interesting and engaging to me than “drama”.
^— All of this. I’ve been wanting to see a reality competition show for artists for ages but I didn’t want it to be full of the manufactured drama that plagues the genre and takes away from seeing the talent at work. Strip Search is exceeding my expectations so far, and I hope it continues to do so.
My only problem with the show is I have NO IDEA WHO TO CHEER FOR ANYMORE. #TeamKatie? #TeamErika? #TeamLexxy? #TeamMaki? This show is going to break my heart multiple times as people are eliminated. ;_;