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What's with 'Studying from Life'!?This is the revisiting of a news article I wrote a few years back.What's with 'Studying from Life'!? by painted-bees
Allow me to begin this article by mentioning that this was written with aspiring professionals in mind. For those of you who wish to pursue art as a hobby with no intention to make it a career choice, I have no doubts in your abilities as an artist, but art for you is a pleasure seeking thing. I would never wish to turn it into something even remotely reminiscent of 'stressful work'--as a hobby should never come to that. So for you hobbyists, feel free to take this article in, but by no means feel obliged to apply the information if you do not find enjoyment in doing so.
As for you aspiring pros, this is an inevitable and unavoidable step you must take in pursuit of your career. This is your job--and if you don't like it, you're probably pursuing the wrong career!
But I digress.
I, like many of you--strive to be a professional in the field of art. In particular, I am an illustrator. I've been fortunate enough to
another kind of noteI was going to just post this in a journal but I figured a news thing might be a better idea.another kind of note by missveryvery
Last night, like most nights, I couldn't get to sleep, probably because my blood is made of 90% soda. So I put on 'Shark Week 2009' on Netflix (classy) and tried to draw a bit while I subtly terrified myself to sleep. Towards the end of the first episode, around 4:00am, I heard a very loud noise. I jumped and felt really stupid for jumping because I know that meant I was thinking "A shark is attacking me" because I was watching sharks and my instincts are not very bright.
Of course, it wasn't a shark, the sound was outside my window and sharks do not fly (yet). After my brain understood that the sharks were on TV my first thought was "my neighbor threw something out their window". You know when you hear a noise and you immediately have some thought in your head of what it was based on the sound it made? That was my first thought, even though that was highly unlikely, simply because
Current Age: 24|
Current Residence: Camelot
Favourite genre of music: Pop, Rock, Blues, Dance
Operating System: MacOSX
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Shell of choice: Clam shell
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Favourite cartoon character: The Cog Bosses
Personal Quote: "I was drinking my milk!"