...as Thomas Paine titled his own treatise on breaking away from the British Empire. I realize that alot of these ramblings are at bottom basic observations that tend to either repeat or meander on; but as with how many of us were raised, so too was our education: Latchkey. CalArts had no interest in preparing students on the meat and potato mechanics of either drawing or the studio world when I was there, and if the past few generations were brought up like I was, you have to learn most everything on your own anyhow from the ground up, and repeatedly. From finance to nutrition to work ethic, to separating the personal wheat from the chaff of life.
So, tens of readers, benefit what you can from my retarded ass having gotten lost in the weeds more than once.
- Don't sacrifice outer shape for inner. Basically, don't compromise the overall character silhouette for the sake of conforming to some series of interior details. This happens for me fairly often with armor, mech or pressure suit