What books do you recommend to an aspiring artist?@nextgenerationflapper
it totally depends on what you’re looking for or what field you take interest in but i tend to think anyone in creative pursuit can benefit from the diaries of paul klee. it’s sharply written- his prose makes even his daily minutia and transcriptions of technique an endearing read. but what’s notable and powerful is how incredibly doubtful, self critical, and loathing he was of his work and ability. and paul klee is a total legend, like an undisputed master of his craft and hugely influential within his respective scene / time. but his diaries are littered with quips like “i am still incapable of painting, in spite of my sharp observation of tonal values and in spite of my clever way of determining the proper gradations of light and dark.”
the diaries provide great insight into a creative process that’s universal in a manor i wasn’t fully cognizant of prior to reading- it got me to accept hindering self doubt as an intrinsic part of that process. which, in turn, made my huge preponderance of doubt and instinctual self criticism hold a lot less credence
yeah that’s definately an important book to me, i think it’s worthwhile
les rall dens are truly the greatest ever though cause if you fall in love with one of their songs there are guaranteed at least like 10-20 other versions with varying lengths / audio quality / performance style / guitar sound / tempo / added instrumentation - sometimes it gets really fun like the one cable hogue version of night of the assassins with the sax part that cuts in around the 7 minute mark. and that’s so wonderful i wish every good band did as much arguably redundant recording of the same material over and over again as they did.
they’re just sacred in a way fushitsusha never will be ok
'les rall den bassline' i love that — also, congrats!!
!! thank you & thanks for being the only one to catch that
my end of grave shift ritual is leaving with a coffee and paper from the store, stopping at the donut shop on keystone for a french cruller, then collapsing on my bedroom floor spinning great white wonder or oz days live on full blast and letting my eardrums hum until i melt into a big pathetic puddle. without fail it’s the saving grace of my day.
How are you able to get in fifty hours of work? Are u not still in college??@Anonymous
nope. i’ve been a dropout/ in limbo for awhile now. i’m not sure what my next move is but i think that’s alright. i never really “got” art school or wanted to go in any case, it was always an impetuous decision i wasn’t committed to. it’s just hard to rid yourself of that ineradicable “college comes after highschool” ethos. administrators / urges of a parent/ the compulsion to do as your peers end up speaking over your internal qualms and unshakable wariness, at least for me. i’m happy to be out
i’ve taken a break from slogging through the dregs of graphic novel(sssss) development hell to work on a thing longer than a comic book but shorter than a fully articulated graphic novel about the night shift that i’m going to self publish & package by july. i think self publishing makes the most sense for me right now (& for a project this small) cause ideally i’d like to pocket enough money that i could afford to cut down my hours a bit (assuming anyone would even buy it?)
50+ hour two job work weeks with total loss of sleep are feeling real onerous lately