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commission: Love Tropicana by evelmiina

Really a very nice piece altogether, charming details and color repetition. One the one thing that draws my eye, which could function a...

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Suppose the very least I could do is draw and upload the artwork for many of my unofficially released fakemon y'all have seen in my spritedex. Been highly unmotivated the last few years to upload much, and that might help motivate me to do other drawings too.

K, well, sit tight. <3
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: watch?v=u4zb6LUehwY because I cant stop!!!
  • Reading: The Accidental Masterpiece:
  • Watching: Children of Men
  • Drinking: TEMPRANILLO!

Forgive the blow-hard title but being a community heavily involved in the internet communication space I wanted to bring this conversation I started on facebook to y'all as I felt you'd all have some great insights.

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I'm about to... thought-vomit on facebook about the idea of sharing and digital curation ON facebook, so humor me. many of you may skip over this due to it's length which in a way kinda validates some of the following points (that or maybe you just don't find it interesting, which is fair). I was gonna share a cute video (which I'll share in the comments) but I thought "it's so cute and funny, someone needs to see it" and if I don't no doubt I'll never be able to find it when I want to next. I've observed friends who use their timeline as a bookmark of sorts, posting articles or any content they wish to find later as facebook stands as a record keeper now (a comforting yet terrifying though) and a thought came to mind.

There is so much content on the internet these days, it seems facebook has truly capitalized on that fact by giving us an outlet to record ideas and curate media in a way that documents, encourages, and perpetuates our... digital ADD I'll call it. There is so much media that our brains seek to process sound bites and small pieces and too much as once is too much. This is shown in the wild success of Vine, and I find myself leaving multiple tabs open on my browser all the time in an effort to... preserve material that is important while also keeping it accessible. Long videos I tend to leave and procrastinate from watching favoring shorter materials and what not.

I guess my reason for sharing this is my own fear that the idea will slip away in the endless meanderings I take online. Does the act of having facebook create the compulsion to share media, are we sharing to serve us or the potential audience, are these simply human impulses that through facebook are more easily acted upon? What are your thoughts?

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What reminded me and made me think to share this with you guys was the fact that... I often neglect some of the more thoughtful comments and procrastinate on responding to them, and I've always done it, perhaps out of pressure of giving quality attention to what's been said... often doing just the opposite and leaving them till responding loses it's relevance.

ANYWAY! Here are two videos, the first being the cute on that inspired the thought train

Next a really cool TED talk I watched earlier that I'm pretty sure spurred the ideas that led to this.


So enjoy, feel free to think about the ideas, don't respond immediately. I'd LOVE for this to turn into a page-turning discussion!

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: watch?v=u4zb6LUehwY because I cant stop!!!
  • Reading: The Accidental Masterpiece:
  • Watching: Children of Men
  • Drinking: TEMPRANILLO!
This is a rather sombre entry, but it's not to say things are necessarily going... bad.

This last year has been really great, and challenging. I worked for a branch of our camp which is an accredited school. It was challenging in every way, hardest job I've had. I've worked at Biltmore Estate as a wine server. Met neat people as well as worked with many. I'm living with a bunch of neat people, and through it all earned back a lot of the mojo so far this summer that I felt I'd lost from the semester.

Back to the point of this entry. I've not made a lot of art recently. Small doodles, camp projects, etc... but nothing that's been sustaining. Granted much of it's been due to availability of time, as my jobs have kept me ridiculously busy but there's another matter to discuss. Since I've been in school I've felt myself pushed and pulled. I've tried to make a lot of come backs whose fire has quickly burned out, I've even gotten working on projects, tried doing commissions, but still nothing lasting. I'm going through a dry spell... or what feels like a paralysis.

Many of you bore witness to my drift away from pokemon. Being a big old art school guy, I had big ambitions, and in the process left behind pokemon as I thought it kept me from doing more important work. While I was in school it seemed to work, but now that I'm out of school (it's been three years already) I don't feel I've much to show for it, and... I feel rather lost. I have ideas for things I'd like to draw, things I'd like to see happen, but the passion seems... absent. This coming year I'll have a more regular job so I can make a routine or a ritual of my day/week which worked well mid 2014, and I have high hopes it'll work again. but I'm always so hopeful. I've definitely lost something that I'm striving to attain again, but I'm not sure where to go from here.

If you've had similar experiences, feel free to share. I'd love to hear your experiences related to... such things.
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: KONGOS
  • Reading: The Accidental Masterpiece:
Suppose the very least I could do is draw and upload the artwork for many of my unofficially released fakemon y'all have seen in my spritedex. Been highly unmotivated the last few years to upload much, and that might help motivate me to do other drawings too.

K, well, sit tight. <3
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: watch?v=u4zb6LUehwY because I cant stop!!!
  • Reading: The Accidental Masterpiece:
  • Watching: Children of Men
  • Drinking: TEMPRANILLO!

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dicemanart Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional
Thanks for the fav!
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:iconlydario:
lydario Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Yaya, you're a phenomenal renderer!
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dicemanart Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional
Thanks!
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching :)

Much more for you here, if you have the time and inclination:
qcc-art.deviantart.com/gallery…

Compliments of the QCC Art Gallery :)
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BlueCaroline Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup for the watch, Jeff !

:forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06
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:iconlydario:
lydario Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
C'est rien, j'aime bien tes oeuvres!
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NeoX-cene Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
may I please have permission to do fan art of your epic fakemon?
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:iconlydario:
lydario Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Absolutely, just be sure to credit me. Can't wait!
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NeoX-cene Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome ty
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Veleven Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Thanks for the watch!! :D
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