Before I get to RMF, I just wanted to say how much I miss making art. I stopped making it several months into my pregnancy because the pressure on my pelvis made my back issues worse than they already were and I was burned out and feeling like nothing I made was good. Part of the problem is that I’m such a fangirl of other digital artists’ work. I look at their stuff, decide it’s brilliant, then say psychotic stuff to myself like “Why didn’t you think of that, you dumb cunt?” Then I cut myself and find a wall to gently bang my head against. I’m being hyperbolic here, but being a huge admirer of others’ works is definitely a double-edged sword.
So it looks at though I may be featured in my first book soon. I’ve been asked to contribute art and Photoshop tricks to a compendium called “Dark Dreams,” which will feature the gothy/dark art of several digital artists. When I had to pick out pieces to contribute (which oddly I chose not to share in this entry), I looked at my gallery with fresh eyes. And it made me wonder WHY I’M SO FUCKING HARD ON MYSELF. Some of my stuff is pretty neat.
|Keeper of the Mushrooms|
|The Last Hurrah|
|Modern Sleeping Arrangements|
I’m kinda fascinated by novelty songs that don’t sound like novelties.
(I’m not sure Dethklok songs can accurately be called novelty songs, but because of Metalocalypse, I kind of lump the group in with my other favorite novelty artists.)
I give these guys a lot of credit, especially the last 3 artists. It’s obvious that quite a lot of time and love goes into crafting songs that could easily be half-assed and still be funny. Also, it’s always cracked me up that the guys in Spinal Tap and Tenacious D can actually play their instruments…really well.