The Chimera

This is a collage made up of cutouts of various models’ flawless, Photoshopped skin and hair in magazines.  Until I added the dark cutouts for the eyeliner, it looked incredibly uncanny and sometimes just plain creepy.  It got me thinking about how hard society tries to conceal and smooth out any imperfections and differences, and how that’s more poisonous for our perception of reality than it seems at first glance.

The Chimera

This is a collage made up of cutouts of various models’ flawless, Photoshopped skin and hair in magazines.  Until I added the dark cutouts for the eyeliner, it looked incredibly uncanny and sometimes just plain creepy.  It got me thinking about how hard society tries to conceal and smooth out any imperfections and differences, and how that’s more poisonous for our perception of reality than it seems at first glance.

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Digital watercolor practice!

Digital watercolor practice!

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A Ballister before bed to bolster my spirits for school tomorrow

A Ballister before bed to bolster my spirits for school tomorrow

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darning-socks:

sighs wistfully

darning-socks:

sighs wistfully

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Congratulations, anon, you’re the first one to tell me you’ve found it :P

Do I have to go back?

Do I have to go back?

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//DISCOVERS THE ACRYLIC TOOL IN SAI

//DISCOVERS THE ACRYLIC TOOL IN SAI

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Dave calm down you’re on a date with someone REALLY CUTE

Dave calm down you’re on a date with someone REALLY CUTE

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Anonymous said: Dude your art is freaking gorgeous. I must ask, what program do you use/prefer? I've been starting to get the hang of digital art with Mypaint but I want to purchase a program to expand my skills to their maximum potential. Thank you in advance!

Thank you! I use Paint Tool SAI.  I’ll copy/paste what I say about it in my comic blog’s FAQ:

I use Paint Tool SAI, which I’ve found to be a very high-quality, user-friendly, intuitive program.  It’s a Japanese program, but you can view the website (click) and the software in English, so it’s not a problem for me.  When I bought it, it was cheap for such a quality program: around $80 (USD), but exchange rates fluctuate so it may be cheaper or more expensive if you buy it, depending on the rates for Japanese yen when you do.  If you do choose to use SAI, please buy it from Systemax, the legal owners of the program.  As an artist, I know how important it is to support the creators of a program, and stealing it is not cool.  The official version of SAI doesn’t glitch or corrupt, either, so it’s worth your money. 

Again, I am not sponsored by Systemax or any other company.  These are all my personal opinions and findings.

SAI has a 30 day free trial (click) if you’re interested in checking it out!

I think that’s it for Throwback Thursday

It’s not even technically Thursday anymore oops

Also please do not think those are recent at ALL some of those are like two years old!

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