When people learn that I listen to rap“What?”More Like This
A mix of skeptical, bewildered, mildly impressed
And sometimes a little disgusted.
“You listen to rap?”
Behold, a specimen of middle-class suburbia
Spectacled, pimpled, messy-haired
Painfully awkward, unquestionably nerdy
Oh, and female, let’s not forget about that.
“Haydn and Beethoven; yup, that’s definitely your jam
During your late-night chemistry revision sessions
On your wild nights, maybe some Katy Perr – wait, what?
You listen to rap?”
Yes, I listen to rap
(Although I do still listen to Haydn
Toting Bach and Biggie together
Gets you strange looks from HMV cashiers, let me tell you)
And yes, I do actually enjoy it;
I’m not that kind of ironic listener.
After the initial double-take,
The curious follow up with “Why do you listen to rap?”
Like Victorians questioning a returning anthropologist
Who’s been in among the natives
(For the record, I find this more funny than annoying
So please don
.time will only heal yourMore Like This
wounds on the condition
you'll let him prise them
open again, upon return
.there's only so many times you can sayMore Like This
everything's okay, before you start to
realize that it isn't, and
i know you live the way you do to
feel alive, well won't you really feel
alive when you're dead?
(pour it down the sink, go back to bed, go back to sleep, just go back)
.we buy flowersMore Like This
just to watch them wither and die
just to see their once velvet petals
give up and fall
to the windowsill below
.she became a seabed noMore Like This
anchor could grip, with a
habit of turning everything
into a shipwreck
.i have learnt enough about gravityMore Like This
to know that he can do what i can't, myself
snap my bones like twigs
he says that beautiful things are
the easiest to break
.all we are is cheapMore Like This
goldfish drowning in
the ocean, birds that forget how to
flap their wings, mid-flight
Commissions! :D PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE COMMISSIONING MEMore Like This
Commission status is CLOSED.
Wow, that filled up really fast. It only took 36 hours for the list to get full I will open again sometime in March.
Thanks for being patient!
General Commission Info
If you are interested in a commission, please send me a note with the title "Commission" and the following info in the following format:
The Required parts must be filled out for me to give you a price estimate. If you want to see an example of how much each type costs, please scroll to the bottom for samples.
The Optional parts can be filled out for specific requirements or left blank. If you leave something blank, then I will draw whatever I believe looks best.
Type: Required (colored lineart, B&W shaded lineart, painting)
Subject: Required (2 humans, 1 wolf, 4 fish, landscape, etc)
7 tips for the 21 year old meMore Like This
7 TIPS FOR THE 21-YEAR-OLD ME by Bobby Chiu
When I was a student in college working on my skills as a character designer, I’d had periods where I would sit at my desk working as hard as I could but having little to show for my efforts at the end of the day. I remember sitting there surrounded by blank pieces of paper, trying to come up with an amazing style that nobody had ever seen before. I would do one drawing and not be satisfied, so I would lay a new piece of paper over it, re-draw it with slight changes to features here and there. This would still not be good enough so I would put another piece of paper over my revision, make more minor adjustments trying to perfect this new style I was searching for.
I did this for weeks on end, tweaking and polishing over and over, working hard every day. But in the end, did I come up with a brand new style, something amazing that
been a while since i did these XDi sometimes do this daily spitpaint group challenge on facebookMore Like This
you get a theme and got 30 minutes to paint it
videos aren't necessary but i like making them so...
here is the 30 minute skeleton lord XD
i actually do recommend exercises like these for any would be professional, they help you adjust and balance the speed and quality aspects of your workflow. you won't always get the best results but you will start thinking in new ways while painting
so give it a try if you want to
and yeah...i still havent resolved the microphone issue :/
Live with no RegretsMore Like This
I have heard it said “Its never too late to be what you might have been”, it’s a nice quote but it’s not the truth. One day it will be too late.
It’s one of those many quotes that implies we have no physical expiry, no end date, we have all the time in the world to do ‘everything’ we could ever dream of doing and actually get it done.
It’s the kind of quote we get inspired by, it encourages us to chase our dreams, goals and desires, and then next minute we are sitting in front of the tv eating chocolate and watching comedy reruns.
The reality is we are here. Right here, right now in the unexplainable existence of time. Our lives will end and we have no idea when. The conscience, the experience that is you, your life, will end.
And yet we are all sitting on the couch eating chocolate, procrastinating our way through life.
We have all heard the excuses, you probably tell them to yourse
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudUPDATE - OCTOBER 2, 2014:More Like This
Paypal has changed their layout, you can still send invoices but you can no longer select digital goods.
I haven't had time to really look into it and come up with a solution.
but you pretty much HAVE to send out something physical now if you want to be fully protected. There's still main points in this journal that describe how to go about that.
This Journal is currently Under Revision.
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help
.the moon shudders;More Like This
silver dust lands
in my hair and i sigh,
knock it off -
what's your problem?
i'm frustrated -
i've been trying to
strike a match that won't
light for two hours,
you carry a lighter,
.i pass a heart drunkMore Like This
in the gutter trying to pull
itself together, he says
i had a job,
a life, that fucking
but he's a liar -
she says she had to let
me go -
(i shut my eyes and cross the road)
dolly icon raffle ~ closedthe numbers are ...More Like This
the winners are :
congratulations ! i'll note you guys for further detail
and thank you to everyone else who participated !
if you didn't win, don't worry. There'll be more raffles
like this coming up
announcing winners later
thank you to everyone who participated <3
Hello everyone ! I haven't done a raffle so here's one <3
this raffle is for 5 dolly icons
All you need to do to enter is favorite this journal !
I'll use random.org to choose 5 winners <:
raffle ends in 24 hours !
The Myth of TalentThe Myth of TalentMore Like This
If there's one comment that is made more often than any other on any decent piece of artwork it's "you're so talented."
It's also the one [positively intended] comment I've seen the most artists bristle at, sometimes even retort. For some of us, it's a pet hate. Why?
We know it's meant as a compliment, so we smile and say thank you and try to resist the urge to insist that 'talent' is the biggest myth there is. Not only is it a myth, at its worst the use of the word is potentially destructive to the artistic community.
What's so wrong with the word 'talent'?
You might not realise it, but calling someone talented can often feel like a backhanded compliment. No skilled artist woke up one day just being able to do what they can do. We were all born completely unable to do just about anything useful. But through daily practise we learned how to use our limbs for motility, our voices for words, an
Starving ArtistThe Starving ArtistMore Like This
This topic is about rates and wages that an artist should start to consider when taking on a new job. This is my advice, so take this as advice.
So let’s begin. As an artist you should know right away that you are valuable. You can recreate people’s imagination and ideas into reality. You are the one who brings people together to be able to all see the vision for the final product. This is valuable. Keep this in mind when you take new jobs. Think about how many hours you plan on slaving over iteration after iteration. Because even though you may have a voice, if you agree to whatever the arrangement are, you must live up to their standards. So make sure you are paid well.
Imagine a client asks you to do 50 hours of work for only $500 dollars. That’s $10 an hour. That is not enough. You can go get a job that could pay you as much if not more, without being an artist. I’ve seen people’s salaries as low as 30k a year. This is not acc