The Great Spud Overlord

Just a simple art/personal blog started up to maintain my personal junk. You are more than welcome to shoot me requests, asks and whatnot. Occasionally you will see NSFW content, though will be tagged. And I am entitled to my opinion, even if you don't agree with me.

Call me Spud or Claire. Either works.

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soulofnewphyrexia replied to your post: “Just a casual reminder that I am fabulous in every sense of the way.”:

the way you said that made me think of the Jeskai Way. Spuds, master of the FABULOUS style

Yes.  My fabulous is a weapon.  And it can be used for good or evil.  Mostly evil in my case.  I be makin’ them base bitches bow to me.

Just a casual reminder that I am fabulous in every sense of the way.

Also, fuck doing lineart after dropping it for a week.  Like dear lord.  Send help.

Okay so we are covering both the subject of humanity needing the horror genre and violence in the media, more specifically in the Marvel comics and cinematic universe.  Not many of you know this, but these two subjects are ones that I am rather versed in.  Especially that of the Marvel cinematic universe vs. the comic universe and the mythos itself.

The first no no my professor did was call H.P. Lovecraft irrelevant to the subject yet praised one of the classics, Frankenstein.  When you look at Lovecraft’s work, it is far more horrifying and gives a feeling of helplessness over the otherworldly and unimaginable beings.  Quite literally, there is nothing we could do about them.  Yet he considers Frankenstein a true work of horror and of course the work of Stephen King.

Now on the the subject of violence in media and the MCU.  He chose to portray Thor as the golden boy and justified.  When in fact he and his “brother” did remarkably similar deeds.  I explained this, and I explained that Loki was no saint but Thor’s actions were no better in the beginning and were driven by one’s selfish desires.  He sees it as a black and white scenario when in fact the lines are blurred.  Yet he refuses to admit that there are more to the actions than just good and bad and marks the reasonings once again irrelevant to their actions.

The worst part is is that he is using this example as what children should see and look up to.  Which it presents an unrealistic lack of consequences because even the cinematic universe ignores the “hero’s” bad deeds in this area.  When in fact it should be taught there is a difference and that the world is more difficult than simply just black and white.  In all, he is wanting to show a very shallow view of both subjects without even realizing the damage of representing such close-minded concepts to a much much larger picture.

Art is our first language. We all read it, and many of us could draw something before we could describe it. But somewhere along the line, many of us became afraid to write it, either because we were intimidated, told it was a waste of time, or simply have gotten rusty. But it’s in there. In everyone.

Steve ArgyleMagic Artist (via theartofmtg)

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skink appreciation post

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I DIDN’T MEAN IT 

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"i’m sad and idk how to feel better"

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"i don’t know what to draw"

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"i always mess up"

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"BUT I SUCK"

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I love Bob

Bob is the only thing that used to get me out of bed on Sunday mornings.  Art is the closest thing I have to a religion, and Bob was my prophet.

What I learned from him was not the mechanical processes and rules of making imagery.  But rather: why to paint.  

I was a just a kid who, like too many, was ready to quit “that kid stuff” of drawing, painting, sculpting, creating and playing.  I was unknowingly standing on the precipice of “growing up.”  Doing things only to accomplish chains of tangible goals.  School is for career.  Career is for money.  Money is the measurement of success.  But at some point we realize that success and happiness are not the same thing.  

Bob showed me you can do a thing simply because you enjoy it.  It doesn’t matter how the grown-up world values it.  It has value to you.  I continued to doodle super heroes and impossible cars.  Not because I was good at it - I wasn’t- but because it was a way for me to explore.  I learned more about both the real, and the imagined, by trying to create or recreate it myself, than any book or lecture could show me.  The process, not the end product, was the greatest benefit.

He’s right.  There are no mistakes.  There are surprise insights.  There are opportunities to learn and grow.  

Art is our first language.  We all read it, and many of us could draw something before we could describe it.  But somewhere along the line, many of became afraid to write it.  Either because we were intimidated, told it was a waste of time, or simply have gotten rusty.  But it’s in there.  In everyone.  Say “I can’t draw a stick figure to save my life” all you like.  You have masterpieces in you.  And every mark you make on a piece of paper, every thumbprint in clay, is a tiny lesson.  Keep going, and it will enrich your life, expand your understanding, and yes - make you a better artist.  And a better person.  

Ultimately, art is not a product, it’s a process.  An exercise, and an experience.  Don’t worry about the end result so much.  Art is observation, evaluation, experimentation.  Art is making decisions that have no quantifiable right or wrong.  That’s what makes it difficult, and that’s what makes it awesome.

The path is not always easy, but it is worth it.  When you get frustrated: Everyone has amazing, unique works in them, and something great to share with the world.  Everyone also has some learning to do.  Remember that the two come in roughly the opposite order.  

You are an artist.  Every single one of you reading this.  Don’t be afraid to be, and don’t let anyone (including yourself) convince you otherwise.  Whatever you choose to do with your creativity, it’s first and foremost for you.  Enjoy it, and let yourself grow with it.

…Amen?

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