Listening to: Judas - Lady Gaga
Reading: Butch Is A Noun - S. Bear Bergman
Watching: Judas music video
In a stunning turn of events, I'm heading to VCAD in July! Which means that I get to be in Vancouver for Pride (my first ever!), and summer in general!
Accompanying this shift will be a move to a new dA account, but I'll only announce it here once I've got some completed work to show for it.
I'm back up north (Yellowknife, NWT, Canada in case anyone's forgotten) for the rest of the month, and have begun drawing at a completely unprecedented pace. As a youngster, I thought myself a terrible artist, and fought against my own process as hard as I possibly could. I've just recently (beginning with the drawing of my girlfriend I submitted in December) started unpacking that and getting back to a place where I could comfortably create art without all that struggle. I've drawn more in the past few days than I have in years. Instead of beginning a sketch and leaving it at that, maybe picking it up here and there and slowly finishing it over the course of weeks, I've finished (as much as could be done with pencil) sketches within a couple hours of starting. Tomorrow I'm looking to unearth my old Graphire 3 from the garage and see if it's in decent enough shape for me to try adding some lines and some colour to this stuff!
Part of the motivation behind this new art binge is my rekindled love of Batman: The Animated Series, specifically the oh-so-subtextual, oh-so-secretly-canonical Harley/Ivy pairing. My desire to produce art in as close to Bruce Timm's style as possible that depicts those two having a gay old time has actually surpassed my fears and anxieties surrounding pumping this shit out. The other major factor, honestly, has been my repeated watching of the music videos for Born This Way and Judas. Lady Gaga knows how the hell to make art, and I feel so inspired just at the thought of them. Anyone who doubts the artistic merit or meaning of these works just needs to google Gaga Stigmata, and enjoy watching academics take every little tiny piece of these vids apart. (:
In any case, I am back! and for a little while, I have a functioning scanner! So I will be arting it out and posting sketches/incomplete works here, complete works in my new account.