My name is Isaac, though online I go by my OC name, Dionette (pronounced like "die on net"). Growing up, I loved creating my own creatures, primarily in pencil, but ever since I came across an indie game called Unravel, I became hooked on the idea of little yarn characters and turned into a yarn-junkie. Now I'm a fiber-art hobbyist who works with yarn and wire to make posable figures I call Garnar. I've also gotten into what I'm calling "appearance experiments" with my OC; that is, morphing him as other creatures as well as style challenges.
My uploading rate is spotty at best, but I browse daily.
My Artist Philosophy:
"Do what you feel is best for you and your work. While commissions may be the great exception, and even that can be negotiable, it is the artist who has the final say in how they proceed with their own projects. There is nothing wrong with constructive feedback and suggestions, and it would be wise to at least hear them out and take them into consideration, but for independent artists, these are still only suggestions based on someone else's opinions. As artists, we must remember why we became creators in the first place: to satisfy our own desires of self-expression. As the audience, we must remember that they are their own agents and are not obligated to what we have to say. Art has always been subjective, and we live in an age where art is more fluid than ever before, where just about any type of creativity might one day be in the next big showcase. Whatever we make is likely to appeal to someone, somewhere in this big world of ours, so the first viewer we must aim to please is ourselves."
I don't know if the month is specifically celebrated or not, however I do know of a neighboring town/city that has a plaza themed around traditional and semi-traditional Mexican culture.
I admire the painted skulls of Dia de los Muertos. Their designs and bright colors bring a little positivity to an otherwise grim subject.
Very cool. Is it fishing line holding it up?
Cool. This is giving me some Dino Storm nostalgia.
I've seen this a few times, it really is endearing. I get annoyed though when people keep saying the boy kicked the puppy, because that's not what happened. He shoved it aside with his leg and it lost balance and toppled over. And the reveal that the boy himself lost a leg gives a new perspective to his reactions. Imagine becoming disabled, then being given a pet with the same or similar disability. Sure, it can be something to bond over, but on the other hand it can come off as condescending; an unsolicited reminder of what you lost. To me at least, it can seem about as poor-taste as losing an eye and being given a one-eyed cat, or having lost your hair and being given a mostly featherless cockatoo.