the pointilism of it all

16.02.28 BTS fancafe update

Rap Monster - 

01:38am kst

비록 나는 우주의 먼지이지만
나는 먼지가 참 싫다

시야를 흐리게 하고
기침이 나오게 하고
나를 비겁하게 하여 싫다.

그런데 오늘 길을 걷다 문득 먼지가 내 눈에 보였으면, 하는 생각이 들었다. 그럼 세상은 온통 형형색색의 먼지들로 찍혀진 점묘화처럼 비춰지지 않을까.
또 가끔은 먼지에게 미안도 한 것이, 먼지는 존재한다는 잘못 아닌 잘못만으로 늘 버려지고 이리저리 쓸려다니니까. 숨만 쉬고 있어도 불청객이고 폐가 되고 마는 것이다. 이 먼지의 운명이란 참 서글프다.
일개 먼지를 소중히 보관하는 사람조차 없지 않은가.

하기사 그것이 가능키나 한 일인지 모르겠다마는, 먼지가 인격을 가지게 되면.. 아 그럼 먼격인가? 온 세상의 모든 먼지들이 한 곳에 뭉쳐 먼지들의 도시, 먼지공화국을 만들지 않을까?
그럼 먼지가 물러난 세상은 마냥 깨끗하고 쾌적할까? 잘 모르겠다.
진짜 먼지 말고도 사람과 사람 사이에 떠다니는 먼지들이 지금도 너무너무 많아서. 어쩌면 우리도 그저 거대한 ‘먼지 덩어리'일 수 있잖아.

이 우주에게 나는 어떤 색깔의 먼지이려나.
오늘 밤도

먼지 같은 하루를 훅- 불어 보낸다

Even though I’m just a dust in the universe, I don’t really like dust.
It blurs my vision,
it makes me cough,
it makes me feel timid so I hate it.

But today while I was walking and dust suddenly got into my eyes, I had a thought. Then won’t it be that the world looks like it’s a pointillism painting with all the dust of various colours
Sometimes I feel sorry towards dust, their existence wasn’t a mistake but they always got sweep and thrown around like they are a mistake. It’s unwanted and harmful even when we’re breathing.
The fate of these dust are quite sad. There isn’t a single person who sees dust as a precious thing. I don’t know if it’s possible, but what if these dust have a character..
Won’t all the dust in the world gather in one place and make a city for dust, a republic for dust?
Then, will a place without dust be clean and pleasant? I don’t know.
Besides the real dust, there’s a lot of dust floating between humans now too. Maybe we will just be huge “pile of dust” too.

I wonder what dust colour I am to the universe.
Again I spend tonight blowing away my day that’s like dust.

© letmesuga
please take out with full credits

2

A wood burning I did of @therealjacksepticeye a while ago, it’s all done in pointillism and its on a 5"x5" piece of wood. It took a few days but it was totally worth the result! 
If Jack sees this, I hope that it brings a smile to your face just like your videos do for all of us.
And I hope all of you guys like this as well, I’m happy to contribute to the community in any way I can.

I need help.  Your opinion, please:

I’m trying to decide how I want to finish up this line art.  Should I do it black and white in all black multiliner (aka lots of crosshatching/pointillism)?  Or in Copic marker washes?  Or in greyscale pencil?  Or should I color it? If so, then how?  In Copic marker?  Or colored pencil?  I CAN’T CHOOSE FOR SOME REASON.  Right now I’m leaning towards black and white, but then I keep changing my mind, ugh.

Anyway.  I’d value anyone’s feedback on how to move forward on this one, if anybody gives a shit, haha….

why you should love namjoon: his tweets and fancafe posts

“If someone asks me what my wish is, I won’t hesitate when replying with, “My wish is for the people who love me to be happy.” If that can’t come true, then I can’t be happy either! Thank you and let’s all live awesomely!” (trans cr; wonnie @ bts-trans )


“To all who are standing strong and living the lives you’ve paved for yourself, breaking free from discriminatory views and objections of others, I’m supporting you. But again to those who are bound by the present reality, I’m supporting you too. I understand what it’s like. The whole thing about life being smooth sailing and what. But when there’s something significant and that you want for yourself, that’s the most progressive step to getting closer to this concept we call Happiness. Though it’s like this, we can’t blame this on people who don’t agree. It’s all very real. People who are fighting with the Angels and Demons within them, you’re all beautiful. It can’t be so that happiness is ours to begin with. Can it be that we’ll win that demon? It’s almost like a mirage that God created. It’s true and slowly, I do think that if we become more honest we’ll all see that in ourselves. However it is, all who’s lost are also lovely. Today too, tomorrow too let me and you be so obsessed with happiness and live. As much you’re unable to see that (happiness), just be happy. There’s no need to punish yourself for moving forward. There’s no need to listen to my words even. I simply want to say that the answer you know of right now, is the right answer.” (trans cr; Denise @ bts-trans)


“I hope people who always love me live each day better. Sometimes, I want to listen to your story, not as Rapmonster, but as Namjoon… Due to multiple invisible walls, though a person’s loneliness and sadness cannot be held, it clings even more in music. Though I cannot entirely know your loneliness, it would be nice if my expression, my tone and my voice are able to hug you.” (trans cr; Tiffany @ bts-trans)


“Even though I’m just a dust in the universe, I don’t really like dust. It blurs my vision, it makes me cough, it makes me feel timid so I hate it. But today while I was walking and dust suddenly got into my eyes, I had a thought: then won’t it be that the world looks like it’s a pointillism painting with all the dust of various colors?…I wonder what dust color I am to the universe. Again, I spend tonight blowing away my day that’s like dust.” (trans credit:  © letmesuga)  


“I sincerely hope all of you too have some sort of a shelter in your mind. Like a place you could go to as a last resort. That’s how people can live. I always feel lonely and pained but it’s a new feeling. Being able to do something feels like a luxury.” (trans credit:  © letmesuga)

“I know very well that no matter what, there can’t always be good and pretty things, things can never last forever and you can’t always get what you want.
However, you and me, we’re all the same. This selfish heart wishes for the people I love to always be happy. I have no other words to say but I’m really thankful to all of you who willingly gave a piece of your heart. All I can do is to just do my best at any time. That is my way of love. Please take good care of me today as well “
(trans credit: © letmesuga)


3

Artistic style prompt #1.

Note that this is just for artistic practice only and is obviously not an anatomical reference post.

The Style: Pointillism is generating an image with only dots. Typically, a “single” pigment is actually composed of several, meaning that if you’re standing a distance from the image, it would look like one colour, but once you examine it up close, you’ll see three or more in that same spot. People may start a certain pigment with the lightest colour, then add more or less of the second darkest where desired (to generate a basic depiction of highlights and shading), and then finish with a generously applied dark colour. Others make clusters of each “dot” (meaning they will make dots of all three pigments touch to form a super-dot), and each pigment will be a different size in that dot (meaning, if you’re colouring in a shaded section, the darkest colour would be largest in the cluster, and the lightest the smallest). You can have a space between the dots (meaning if you’re drawing on white paper, you can see the white in between) or you can limit it to only those colours (you may not get a coloured sheet of paper as a substitute for making dots… you must manually add all three pigments as dots). There is the type where you don’t mix the colours and simply utilize one pigment for shading and so on, but you may not do that for this exercise. Mixing the colours and making them work is part of the challenge. Usually, very different colours are utilized for a single pigment (like in the above example, where the person utilized green, yellow, and blue for one subject), but we’re not doing that for this exercise.

The Challenge: You’re more than likely acclimatized to working only with lines. If you thought structure was difficult before, now you don’t get to connect anything. For this challenge, you may NOT sketch out a light structure with pencil first. You must only dab it out with marker as you go along. No lines are allowed on this image. You know what? Pointillate your signature, too. No. Lines. (Okay… you don’t have to pointillate your signature… but it’d look cool.) There are two lighting sources on the skull; one from the right, and one from the left. There are two provided pallets; in each pallet, there’re two horizontal rows. Pick one row to be the lighting for the right side, and the other row for the left (doesn’t matter which is which). You may not mix pallets or pigments in rows. The light source might come at a 45-degree diagonal from the front, or they’ll come directly from the sides (however you prefer that), but don’t go beyond 45 degrees. You can makes the lighting come from above/below, left/right, all the diagonals, etc., but they are required to be directly opposite one another. Like mentioned, the skull can be human, an animal, or some creature not of this earth (be you so bold). Whatever it is, do NOT choose something basic (like a jellyfish skull [yes, I know jellyfish don’t have skulls… that’s… that’s the entire joke… I gotta acknowledge it because I’ll otherwise get loads of people saying “Hey dumbass, you know jellyfish don’t have–” yes, I know jellyfish don’t have skulls… now it’s not funny anymore ‘cause I explained it all, so you ruined it for everybody. I hope you’re happy]). Go with a bull or lion or dinosaur or human or unicorn or whatever. Do not make a cartoon skull. Or, if the skull is cartoon-derived, make a realistic version of it (I advise sticking to non-fictional skulls, unless you think this is all too easy and you want to make something… not of this world. Make it as detailed as realistically possible (depending on how detailed you’re willing to go, you may want to look up the texture of bone). Now… you can be daring and add carvings or paint or something decorative (like feathers or beads or whatever) if you’re finishing early and/or want more of a challenge. You may not, under any circumstances, utilize any decoration to cover up a part of the skull you don’t want to draw (designs may not obstruct the anatomy of the skull any more than 8%). The only possible exception to this is if you make an irreversible, permanent mistake (like if you’re working with ink or something)… THEN you may work some design over it. You’re the judge of whether you’re doing the challenge properly or not. (And, of course, all designs are to be pointillized as well.)

Time Limit: You will likely make mistakes and want to start over. If you start over once or twice, the time limit will reset to three days for that piece of paper. But once you are on your third attempt, you are stuck with that final three day reset (meaning if you start over a third time and you’re on your second day, you’ll only have one day remaining). Don’t spend your three shots experimenting; practice the dotting techniques on a separate piece of paper.

Tips: Make the lighting appear natural (meaning the colours will comingle in certain areas). Know how you dot the image (with larger dots or simply by using more of a certain shade) so you are aware of how to express shading and highlighting.

-~-~-~-~-~-

This challenge is not for a prize or anything. This is simply a fun activity for individual practice. Challenge yourself, tumblr artists! Good luck!

When you finish your creation, share it with everyone by reblogging this post and pasting the URL to the art into the text section. I’m excited to see what you’ll create!