As an artist, I am by no means a perfectionist. I am more of a "that's pretty good, I mean, it could be better but... -ist". A recent art endeavor of mine found me in the middle of the world of pixel art, specifically 8 bit video graphics. I had an epiphany recently while playing games on my NES, when I realized that I have been overthinking these graphics. Not to take anything away from Pixel Artists, because there is no doubt that what you do takes skill, but as a noob to pixel art, I was trying to make everything as realistic as possible and just frustrating myself. As I played, I found myself paying more attention to the graphics rather than the goal of the stage. Now my attempts at making pixel art and appreciation for the skill have been rejuvenated and has become less frustrating.#BlessingsOfBümplitz
Could sleeping with a key make you a better artist? Lately, I have been reading about hypnogogic naps. This technique was used by Salvador Dali, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas Edison and Beethoven. Check out the link below to read more about how to 'dream while awake'.
I will keep you posted on my experiences. If your try it, feel free to share your experiences in the comments section.
Sooooo, It been a while since my last post. I am still getting used to having a blog. I feel that I am not very interesting, but this is what I have been up to lately. Claire turned one and I made her banners for her party. Seriously?! ;) St. Dee shirts are now available at my Cafe Press store. Check it out via my shop link. I am working on a cat painting for a family member, and finished up a postcard for another. More art to come.
A new thing I am trying out is "boxmouthing" iconic or well known images. If you would like to see something or someone "boxmouthed," feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section. Here are some examples of images I have "boxmouthed".
Boxmouth was created in 2008-09 by myself and others. We have a lot of logos with black eyes and a "box mouth" that unifies them. In 2010, Funko came out with Pop! toys as explained in this article: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/incredible-rise-of-funko-pop-20141112
I just wanted to clarify that; it is bound to come up as the "characters/logos" become public.