in 11th grade art we had to make mythical creatures with clay but i didn’t want to do that so i made a log and added a lil worm friend on top of it but my teacher got mad and said i had to make it mythical so i added a horn to it and made it a uniworm
this is why art classes in schools suck. That is a bloody amazing log. look at the texture, the colour. The worm is incredible and the teacher is unhappy because it was supposed to be mythical? Who the fuck cares? will the teacher have their pay docked if a student makes a logworm instead of a basilisk???
This furthers the argument that school is about following instructions, not learning. That really is a great sculpture, by the way.
this is why i ended up hating art, my teacher would try and tell me what to do but i just told her i was doing it my way or itd just be the same as everyone elses
Jesus christ, what a load of bullshit.
Art class is no different from any other class you are taking. Art class is not “Let’s sit down and create anything I want.” In History, you are given a task, you follow it, you get graded. Art is no different. It isn’t playtime. It is a practical lesson but you still follow the task you are given.
Traditional education is about following a curriculum. You don’t just pick-and-choose when you’re given a task. If you want to create something unique, do it in your free time. I could bang out a pretty good essay on cartoons but that won’t get me a grade.
Right now, I am in art school and my current project requires me to draw a lot of scientific birds, plants and animals. If I handed in my own work - which was fantastic, beautifully drawn and absolutely marvelous - but completely irrelevant to what my task is, I would fail and probably get kicked off my course.
Next time, before you feel like flunking in art class, try and remember that you are IN SCHOOL and you can create and develop your own work in your free time
Thank you, I was about to say the same thing!!
It’s great if you just do it as a hobby but some people take art classes because they are doing it as a CAREER, believe it or not! If a client was paying you 500 dollars for a spot illustration featuring bears, you’re not going to see cent of that if you give them a vignette of a unicorn licking ice cream because you that’s what YOU wanted to do.
Okay so I’m pretty much in love with mikelaughead ‘s dolphin head character…. And honestly I don’t know how bad this sketch looks because i’m sitting in crane and the sun glaring on the screen makes it difficult to see SO HOPEFULLY it doesn’t look THAT bad. Just a quick sketch before my next class starts.
I AM NEVER DRAWING A SEARCH AND FIND IMAGE EVER AGAIN FOR AS LONG AS I SHALL LIVE.
I get a lot of emails from illustration students and young cartoonists. Sometimes they ask to interview me for a class assignment, sometimes they’re recent graduates looking for advice on how to transition from art student to professional illustrator/cartoonist. I get emails asking about how I…
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And then some goofy sketches of a slug monster with ears, a weird skeleton guy, a goofy multi-armed snake, some lions, and a bunny who doesn’t know why it’s here.
And look some monster things.
just some lazy dragon sketches i did during a lazy class today, we didn’t really do anything…
Belated birthday present for a friend of one of her pokemon splice characters. These little characters are commissionable! They are called bloops. If you’re interested , do let me know!
A little comic I did for my wife for Christmas. Our son Max is autistic, and can only say a few words. That doesn’t stop him from trying to communicate with us through his laughing, his crying, and his awesome hugs!
Forgive the self-reblog, but April 2nd is autism awareness day. All I can add to the discussion is to say how much I love my son Max, and I wouldn’t change anything about him.
Take the time to say a few words of encouragement to any family and friends who might be having a hard time. Words are wind!
My son is also on the autism spectrum. This little comic means a lot to me. Good job Tyson.
My younger daughter is also on the autism spectrum. This comic echos my feeling about her. Thank you so much for this.
My little cousin has autism as well. He can speak, but it’s hard to understand him since he only whispers in a robotic manner… but we all love him and his sense of humor. This comic hits close to home. Fantastic job Tyson, and thank you!
The Dude Abides
Final painting of my Jeff Bridges caricature as The Dude from The Big Lebowski.
Here on tumblr there is a blog called “DragonSonas” and I don’t think it’s gotten the attention it deserves. It was started by mikelaughead and bludragongal
Basically all you do is create a drawing of your DragonSona and submit it. It’d be nice to see if this little project went anywhere if there’s a lot of good submissions. Plus, you can plug yourself and possibly get more viewers.
PLEASE share this so that we can possibly see more people submit to it! I’d love to see more of these dragons!
I have been told by my teachers during my portfolio review that my style seems .. well… like anime. Now, I do plan on doing much more things in a graphic style instead of realism/semi-realism. HOWEVER, if the need EVER arises, I’d like to be able to escape that “anime” style.
I’m actually quite confused over it. For the longest time, I NEVER considered my style to be “anime”. in fact, I've only ever watched 3 Animes in my life. I always considered my style to be much more like marvel or something. Now even if I can't escape this, I don't mind TOO much, as I only plan on using this style for a PERSONAL project I've been planning for years.
It will be involving the above character…I don’t want a cartoon style , but I want something that can show extreme emotions as well … I thought I had the exact style I wanted, until I was told it was too “anime”, which to be honest is a bit upsetting to me, I am not fond of the anime style. The graphic novel takes place on an alien planet and will have a lot of dark scenes and will be VERY action oriented.
If you have any tips or suggestions, please tell me, I’ve been a bit distraught over this because drawing this graphic novel is actually a huge dream of mine and the character art is going to be a huge part of it for me.