Have some Finn Fanart.
All of this. I am constantly told that I should do art as a career. How many times must I explain that it’s only fun when I do it for fun? It’s a passion. If you make it feel like a chore, it’s not a passion anymore.
image (c) http://www.oprah.com/health/The-Hidden-Benefits-of-Cursing-Negativity-and-Gossip/6 this article (i couldn’t get the individual artist/ image url, but that’s where i got it from)
I’m just…it’s not a bad thing for people to encourage you to go into something they think you really rock at, but when you say that you’re going into something else, it would be nice if they backed off instead of interjecting with ‘but you should REALLY be an art major”
am i not a semi-adult (18 is when you go to college in the US)? can i not make decisions for myself? I know everyone has different abilites and what not, but when they do that, it’s like they’re saying ‘you’re too dumb to pick out your major, let me do that for you’, ‘i don’t think you’ll suceed in this major, here, fall back on something you don’t suck eggs at”i don’t believe in you’. they aren’t DIRECTLY saying that, but it feels like it. If they can respect people going into art majors, they should respect artists that choose to do other things with their lives.
And trust me, there are plenty of reasons why you would not choose art as a major. Personality-you need to be charismatic, competitive and tough skinned to be an art major, because that’s the nature of it. It’s a really socially base major, and if you can’t make the connections you won’t advance far. You need a job that provides more financial security (a weekly paycheck other than getting paid for each job you do). You don’t like your own artwork/have a hard time not redoing things or accepting what you finish. How people treat art in society is AWFUL ITSELF-people don’t respect art as a skilled labor, and compare it to something 5 year olds do in kindergarden, but then expect you to do the labels for their ipads-and you can’t handle being disrespected for your major and career choice.
And those were just some of mine. There are a million of other reasons out there that are just as valid. And I say valid because they would hinder your sucess-how would you expect a socially awkward artist to even survive against a million of artists who can talk the talk and charm everyone’s pants off? How could you survive with an art major when you’re barely getting enough money for tuition (I’m not broke but i’m not financially well, or my family isnt, and i don’t want to keep putting them in debt). How could you be happy if you feel disrespected or unhappy with what you put out? and constantly dislike seeing your work?
but NO ONE THINKS THIS. if YOU ARE GOOD OR EVEN REMOTELY SKILLED AT ART, YOU MUST BE AN ART MAJOR. someone doesn’t want to improve? WHAT ABOUT YOUR CAREER AS AN ART PROFESSIONAL WHO WAS FORMERLY AN ART MAJOR? how about i dont have a career because thats not my major, and fuck you? no. that’s ludicrous! people do art for other reasons than a job! I do art because i like it not because i need to get paid some day in the future. Does that mean i shouldn’t speak about anything at all? does that make me less of an artist in general?
If you can respect a professional artist that feels like art is a chore, you should be able to respect an artist that majored in biology or engineering. But people always think it’s ‘selling out’ or something
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Lion Turtle from the series Avatar: The Last Airbender
Artist: Britton Asbury at Cloak and Dagger Tattoo in Dayton, Ohio.
Does Treetrunks like apples? Does Finn like Flame Princess? Do Bubblegum and Marceline have a secret lesbian love for one another??
Adventure Time is a god amongst television shows that know not the deepest inner workings of my heart.
Yaaaay. Found a decent program I can draw with on my iPad. It has LAYERS. Haven’t really done anything special yet, but DOODLES AHOY.
omg good job