03 4 / 2014
Anonymous said: You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.
"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another.
"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.
"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.
"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).
"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.
"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.
"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand.
But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.
Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.
18 3 / 2014
13amzi said: You're my fave! I can't wait for another addition to the 'and we grow' series!! Hopefully it's 99.9 % going to happen lol
*Hugs* And it is still likely to happen (maybe not 99.9% but not negative digits, certainly) but the plot in my head got very … expansive? Like, novel-length expansive withat least three subplots and I was like “ahhhhh no time!”, and retrospectively that story is very close to home in ways that my other stories aren’t so I was all NO SELF INSERT and there must be an outline!
So basically, it’s still bubbling so it might happen, but I don’t want to be an asshole and make empty promises either. Thank you for loving on it!
16 3 / 2014
And part of what I want to do is hand out a fic rec. So… omegaverse fans,can you do me a solid and send me your favorite omegaverse fics? And maybe tell me why they are your favorite? I would be SUPER happy.
The one that originally sucked me in was Velvet Mace’s If You Can’t Stand the Heat - (Johnlock) if I correctly recall, it was rather xeno and my brain exploded when I read it. Otherwise, the trope hits three of my favorite kinks (dub!con, impregnation, and everyonewantsyou) - so I will try any of it. That being said, I don’t have a favorite. It’s a trope I enjoy not taking seriously and most of the stories blur in my head. :-)
16 3 / 2014
Misogynist. Anti-Intimacy. Dirty. Dirty. Wrong. Cruel. Bondage. Dubious Consent. Foul Play. Seduction. Vestal Virgins. Debauchery.
Summary: Peter sneaks into the Vestal Temple looking for a virgin. He finds Stiles.
16 3 / 2014
"I think it’s going to have to be something that just comes along and just smacks you in the face and you’re like, ‘Oh wow, this is it; this is what it’s supposed to be.’"