eme art

me: okay brain, we have class early tomorrow and its midnight, time to go to bed

my brain, screaming and banging pots and pans together for 3 hours: unfortunate

when the tale of fates zines ship I’ll probably post my zine pieces in separate posts and explain context and choices because after talking a bit to boots​ I do think that kind of stuff is important, especially for a piece that’s going to involve intertextuality like mine does!! (at least the piece involving Leon I had a lot more thought put into it. the Hinata drawing was mostly “I love Hinata and I want to show him Love”)

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Toda arte, tudo em arte é uma abstração.
Uma mulher nua hiper-realista pintada numa tela é uma abstração da realidade de uma mulher nua, uma interpretação, nunca uma mulher.

Mesmo a mais vanguardista performance, crua e visceral, com gente nua tocando seus corpos frente aos expectadores, ainda é uma abstração, porque há uma intenção por trás; nesse caso a realidade seria a nudez e o toque num momento de intimidade, por exemplo; a exibição é uma abstração. Mesmo o texto mais cru ou uma fotografia ainda são uma abstração, a transcrição de um fato, nunca o fato em si. E é essa capacidade de sintetizar e abstrair  justamente  o que há de poético na arte, poética sem a qual arte não existe.

Entendido isso, o artista, mesmo que amador, está muito mais livre para “fazer”, porque desse momento em diante cada gesto seu passa a ser, e soar cada vez mais como arte. Se boa ou ruim, ainda assim arte. E talvez seja só a partir daí que comece se tornar possível encontrar um caminho para se produzir algo minimamente válido.

20 OC Prompts

A bunch of random original character prompts by @5targuitar. Draw em, write em, use em for creative fun.

  1. Your OC has drawn them self! How does it look?
  2. Draw you character eating a ghibli-styled feast. 
  3. Imagine all your OC’s having a business meeting at a large conference table. Imagine them all wearing the classiest suits. What are they meeting about? Who knows! But dang they all look sharp! 
  4. If your OC’s had OC’s what would they look like? 
  5. If your OC were a boss, mini boss, or final boss in a video game(of your choice) how would the hero have to fight them? What do their attacks look like? What is their opening dialogue when the hero meets them and once defeated, what do they say or do? 
  6. One of your OC’s meets the very first version of themself. How do they react to one another? 
  7. Your OC has fallen ill. How do they deal with being sick? What sort of symptoms do they develop? Anything unique to their species?
  8. Draw your character doing some form of exercise. Weightlifting, running, cycling, etc.
  9. Draw your characters as if they are part of a fighting game. Design the character select screen.
  10. How well of a driver is your OC? Do they enjoy driving or do they prefer other modes of transportation? What is your OC’s “dream car." 
  11. Beach trip! What would you find your OC doing at the beach? Swimming? Fishing? Collecting shells? Making sand castles? Throwing a tiny piece of bread in the air to a swarm of 500 seagulls? 
  12. Something went wrong… Your character is having a rough time transforming into their alternate form! What do they look like? Is it painful? (if your character doesnt have an alt form, design one!)
  13. Your character is on the run from the cops. What did they do…
  14. How does your OC sleep? What do they wear? What kind of dreams or nightmares do they have?
  15. Your OC has met an alternate version of them self, they are the exact opposite! (if they are a happy character, this version of them is angry) How do they deal with the situation?
  16. Draw your character as if they were in MarioKart. Design their kart.
  17. Which of your characters has the WORST temper? What makes your character angry and what calms them down?
  18. Does your character play a sport? What sport do you think your character would be good/bad at?
  19. Does your character cry much? What makes them cry and what sort of cry do they have? (loud, soft, obnoxious, etc)
  20. Imagine your character as a dragon. What sort of dragon would they be? Would they be good or evil? What do they horde in their cave?