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I can’t understand people who make fun of religion. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, whatever. I mean, if you don’t believe in any God or Gods then fine I have no problem with that, go live your life whatever way you want, it’s non of my business. But why in the world would go and make fun of other things people believe in?
Is it fun for you to insult what others believe in? Do you feel better about yourself and your life when you do?
Ok I understand you disagree with their opinions and they would obviously disagree with yours but what the fuck. Live and let live. I’m so fucking sick of seeing posts on Tumblr insulting Mohammed or Jesus or Muses or Jewish people or whatever other religion is out there. I’m not harming you so please give me the same courtesy of doing the same.
I don’t think most people know that Muslims believe in both Jesus and Moses and so they come in and insult Mohammed. We’ll never insult either one of them or any other religious symbol out there.
There is even a friggin verse in the Quran that says “you have your religion and I have mine”. Case Closed. Let them be and they’ll let you be.
The reason I’ve encountered is that many of these religions have made life hell for a lot of people.
It’s great and all that you want people to live and let live, but have you considered that sometimes these religious people don’t/won’t let that happen?
I was called a devil child growing up because I questioned some adults on several aspects of the bible that didn’t make any sense to me. I was bullied because of this. To this day, I still get the random Christian telling me I’m going to hell whenever they find out I’m an atheist.
We moved to a neighborhood where Christians would come to your door and question if “you’ve heard about the Word/our Lord/Jesus/Savior?”. I openly told them that, while my mother believed so, the rest of the family did not. From then on, the neighborhood parents refused to let their children play with my little brother, who was so sad, he came crying to us because he was lonely and wanted friends. He was 9 at the time. Why would they hold that against a kid?
Let’s not forget all the trouble several religions have caused on a global aspect - anything from preventing gay marriage, abortions, stoning of women, to terrorizing other religious groups because they don’t believe in the same things they do, etc.
It’s not insulting people for their religion, for their beliefs, but their actions while they hide behind said beliefs. So then people are like, “You’re making my life miserable over some religious crap, and to add insult to injury, it’s beliefs that I find incredibly stupid/incredulous.”
However, I do agree with you, in a roundabout way, because really, the problem is usually the people of the religion, not the religion itself. It’s like the quote on Christianity by Ghandi, “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.”
Lastly, yeah, there are some asshole who like to poke fun at certain religions cause they view it as trendy. I don’t think they realize they’re acting they same way they accuse these religions? “What you believe is wrong, my way of thinking is the right way.” sort of thing.
All of these people are failing at being decent human beings, religious or otherwise.
While I haven’t been posting, I’ve been playing “let’s mess around with friends’ projects”, minus that red lines one, which is the base to another little animation I did. If only I could get it to work right. /animation noob
The top ones were for some of Nadja’s art. She’s going to be at AN, so you should stop by her table. <3
The guy with a bunch of eyes was based off the BF’s awesome concept art (which is amazing cause it has multiple arms holding swords. I was just too lazy to draw that out). He originally had that one eye in his face, but I turned it into a halo of eyes…cause I’ve been wanting an OC with such a concept and wanted to draw it out, ahaha;;;
In reference to my recent post, does anyone have any book recommendations? I plan on going on a ebook downloading frenzy.
So, I’m losing my internet either sometime this month, or at the start of next month.
Either way, after that, it’s going to be gone for 3 months due to there being a program at the school mom works at that gives you internet for around $10 a month, but only if you haven’t had internet for the past 3 months.
Considering that my mom has a $800+ monthly health bill (and that’s with her health insurance covering 80% of the initial bill), we’re just too fucking poor to be able to afford the current $41 internet bill.
Honestly, this will probably good for me…or so I tell myself while I sob into my pillow because most of my friends and past times are online.
Knowing how stir crazy I’m going to be, stuck in a silent empty house (mom works, brother has school, other siblings moved out), I’ll probably come back with a lot of art work.
The thing about comparing, “my art will never look that good” is that it doesn’t have to be. You might compare yourself to those godly concept artists, but you don’t need their look.
Even if you wanted to be a concept artist, your art doesn’t have to look that way. As long as you get your idea across, then that’s all that matters.
Look at the animation field. There’s so many styles, and different levels of technicality to each of those styles.
The important thing is to have a good cover of the basics. If the form is good, then it doesn’t matter if it’s a minimalistic vector style or a hyperrealism style. The “skill” (form) that is needed is there, so both of those representations are “skilled”.
As long as you have the basics down, the rest of the skills (like rendering styles) are just bonuses that will come later. Also, these bonuses are most often the type of thing that form the more often and longer you work, so don’t stress over them.
For those of you who are thinking, “but I want my art to look like theirs!”, try to figure out which skill of theirs you admire the most and practice that one - whether it be their lighting, colors, or anatomy, etc.
And trust me, it’s never “their rendering”, because “look how smooth and soft their skin is!” is just value/color/lighting…which is why I said that comes later.
The reason these skills are bonuses is because they’re really just combos of the basics. They’re also a build-up of your brain’s visual references, which would obviously be bigger and better the more and longer you worked.
Lastly, by the time you’ve got a decent handle on the basics, you’ll probably have a better understanding of yourself and what you want from your art, and it might not be what you currently want. You’ll see many more inspiring things, and your tastes and idols might change.
Oh, and a tip: if you can’t figure out what exactly it is you like about that artist’s work (which can be hard, cause it could be a combo), look at a list of the art basics and try to figure it out from the descriptions of them. If you still can’t figure it out, take a guess and work on that basic. You’ll need to learn all of them sooner or later anyway. If you don’t know how to practice that basic, try googling art exercises for it.
Where have you been?
I haven’t been very active (like, at all) on this blog because all the things I want to rant about are too personal, but I feel I should explain my absence at least a little.
Almost 4 months ago, I somehow managed to get a boyfriend. It did a number on me because, what are emotions? How do they work???
I am seriously emotionally underdeveloped. I never learned how to deal with my emotions. I suppressed them for so long, and for others, I never got the chance to experience them at all. So when Ryan and I started going out, it pretty much wrecked havoc on me.
I, who rarely ever cried, was pretty much crying every day. I once even had an hour long panic attack over it. It was so bad, I almost broke it off, because I honestly could not handle the emotions. (Gives all those “these feels, cannot handle” posts a totally different perspective. The real thing is scary as fuck.) I’m so glad that Ryan is so patient with me, and has not let me fuck things up.
Thanks to this relationship, I’ve learned a lot of new things about myself. Not all of them are flattering…but I’m happy to have learned them nonetheless.
Anyways, the point being that I’ve been too mentally and emotionally invested in other things to be on tumblr much. Though, (and you can blame him for this if you want [j/k!]), he’s been doing his best to turn me into a gamer, and to my shock, it’s actually working.
I’ve already zoomed through Kingdom Rush (fun!), playing Kingdom of Loathing (I’m a Disco Bandit xD ), and I’m lvl30 (finally!) on League of Legends. Also, I’ve already got Minecraft downloaded.
But don’t worry. I’m sure I’ll be back, as ranty as ever. And games aren’t the only thing I’ve DLed recently. Ryan is in an animation program and passed on to me Toon Boom Pro. Hopefully, I’ll figure out how to use it soon, and I’ll be posting some animation tests.
In the meantime, I’m not completely dead on tumblr. I still post at least twice a day on my art resources blog.
I think that when people get really upset over being called talented it’s kind of silly. I’ve never seen anyone get offended over being called smart, and that’s really got the same kind of implication as being called talented does. I think people tend to use words like that exactly because they understand how hard it can be to improve at something, but they simultaneously don’t want to think of themselves as lazy, so they use a word that’s frankly pretty ambiguous regarding the amount of effort put in.
Basically what I’m saying is that the way people use the word talent often encompasses some natural predisposition toward art in addition to the work that’s been put into it! At least based on what I’ve seen.
I’ve gotten upset several times over being called smart because what they meant was “intelligent”. I can comprehend. It’s applying what I comprehend that I struggle with. So when people said, “how come you do this/act this way/etc when you’re so smart and have so much potential!”, it’s depressing, adds pressure, and makes one feel shitty.
However, I get what you’re saying. I think of talent as a set of skills that mesh well together so that it seems effortless/helps with fast paced learning, but it’s still skills, and this “talent” is pointless unless you continue to work hard. That’s why hard workers eventually catch up to “talented” individuals who slack off, as they gain experience which helps with their skills. So basically, the playing ground evens out in the later game.
To me, the amazing people are those who become very impassioned/obsessed/in love with their work, carrying it extremely far/going on to do extraordinary things.
Something painfully simple because I’m so incredibly rusty. /sobs into hands