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Stolen from & Questions by TheEmptyChest

1. Is art a hobby to you, or do you plan to make a living off of it? (No judgment, just curious. ;) (Wink))

A little of both. Ideally I'd love to make my living as a poet, author and/or philosopher. However, I also know how difficult it is to achieve these goals. I guess for now, I'm a professional hobbyist. 

2. Has becoming an artist changed your view of yourself or the world?

Not changed exactly... My world view is a constantly evolving thing, and is deeply influenced by my love of philosophy. Becoming an artist has allowed me to develop my aesthetic philosophy, which in turn affects my world view and how I view myself. 

3. What would you say is an artist’s role in society?

I think artists have many roles in society, as observers, commentators, activists for positive change, chroniclers of our times, entertainers, philosophers, advocates of beauty in all its forms. But most of all, I think it is an artist's role to reflect, to be as a mirror to the world so that it may see itself and grow. 

4. Are there any themes that consistently show up in your art?

My poetry is a bit... manic-depressive... The themes that consistently turn up are all sunshine and daisies, or all doom and gloom. Love, romance, beauty, humour, and depression, isolation, death, suicide, loneliness.

5. Describe a real-life situation that inspired you. (It may be something that happened directly to you, or it may be something that happened to someone else but you knew about it.)

:aww: Late night calls with my ex-girlfriend. :love: 

6. What is some memorable feedback you’ve received on your work?

Err... Pass. I'm much better at remembering the feedback I give than that which I receive. :shrug:

7. Is there anything you dislike about the art world?

Bitchiness and elitism. 

8. Name an artist, living or dead, who you’d like to critique your work.

Spike Milligan or Roald Dahl for my poetry and fiction. Bertrand Russell for my philosophical pieces (not an artist, but still.)

9. Do you have a specific “method”? (For example, if you’re a writer, do you start out with an overall idea and then work down to the details, or do you start with details and work your way up to an overall idea?)  

No. I tend to just go with the flow, sometimes that means starting with details or a "big picture" other times it means just sitting down and seeing what ends up on the page. 

10. How do you know when a work is finished?

Art is never finished, it is merely abandoned. :laughing: Truer words were never spoken. No matter how sure you are that you're finished, in an hour, a day, a week, you'll find something else to edit... So, art is finished when you can no longer be arsed with tinkering with it.

11. How do you feel when someone interprets your art differently?

:shrug: It makes no odds to me. I often write very plainly, so there's little room for interpretation. But on those occasions when a piece is open to interpretation, I don't really care if my own meaning is found or if the reader finds their own. 

12. How would you say your work has changed/developed over time?

Like a knife to a whetstone. My work is improving in quality and in consistence of quality. It's become more mature, moving away from the childish Dahl-esque style I once used.

13. Is there any advice you have for aspiring artists (or fellow aspiring artists)?

Yeah, buy shares in coffee. :laughing: Seriously though, I'm not sure I'm qualified to offer advice, but if I were, it'd probably be something along the lines of: "Art is the celebration of the individual, do not compromise that by selling out and simply following the example of others. Forge your own path, and pave it in your own style."

14. And lastly, do you know you’re awesome? (Because you are. Heart

Yeah, but I don't like to brag. =P (You're awesome too TheEmptyChest :rose:)

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden.
  • Reading: Deviations
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Darksiders 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea
Masculine Traits:

[x] You are male 
[ ] You would prefer being male. (Without experience the alternative, who can tell? :shrug:)
[/] You don't wear makeup (not as a general rule, but for parties and kids love making me look like a clown's tart :laughing:)
[ ] You love sports. 
[x] You play COD on XBOX LIVE. (not so much now, but I used to play it a lot)
[x] You constantly make references to Family Guy, Monty Python, Eddie Izzard etc. 
[x] You enjoy UFC fighting.
[x] You wanted to be a policeman, firefighter, soldier, ninja, as a child. 
[X] You like action anime, movies, games, comic books.
[x] You like violent music.
[ ] You don't care how you smell. 
[x) You look up to male role-models.
[/] You can relate to guy logic. (sometimes, but often my male friends baffle me more than my female friends)
[x] You speak man, as in tools, cars, etc. 
[x] You like baggy clothes. 
[x] You like a well tailored suit.
[x] You love memes. 
[] You like big dogs. (medium dogs FTW!)
[x] Fedoras are cool. (and trilbies :nod:)
[X] You don't care about interior design, just that everything in your house works. (none of my furniture matches anything else)
[ ] You don't care who sees you scratch yourself. 
[x] You sit with your legs apart. 
[/] You don't understand women. (I understand them most of the time, but then they go all Venusian and I'm totally lost)
[x] You rarely cry in front of people.
[x] You'll gladly open a can of whoop-ass on any douche who's asking for it.
[x] You like weaponry. Swords, guns, etc. (non projectile weapons)
[X] You hold doors for women/disabled. (I hold doors for everyone)
[ ] You brag about how much you can bench.
[x] You have facial/chest hair.
[x] You aren't ashamed of your bromance.
Total:  22.5/32

[] You are female.
[ ] You would prefer being female. 
[] You like doing/having someone do your hair, nails, makeup, ect.
[X] You wish you were thinner. 
[ ] You play Kingdom Hearts, Animal Crossing, or Harvest Moon. 
[ ] You are always singing along with pop music, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, ect. 
[ ] You watch Glee, various Girl Power anime, or Jersey Shore, or anything on STYLE, WE TV, OWN, ect. 
[ ] You wanted to be a princess, dancer, pop star, model, celebrity, as a child.
[x] You like fantasizing about the perfect romantic night out with your boyfriend/girlfriend. (when I have one anyway...)
[] You like pop music, or anything happy and cute.
[ ] You are very self-conscious, and what some other bitch says about you could either make your day or bring your world crashing around your feet. 
[x] You look up to female role-models.
[/] You can relate to other women. 
[x] You speak girl, as in makeup, hair, shoes, shopping, ect.
[ ] You like cute clothes.
[x] You love a nicely laced corset. (not on me though ;P)
[ ] You love to dye your hair.
[] A tub of ice cream or a candy bar can fix everything. 
[ ] Everything in your house is nicely arranged, and matches. 
[] You worry you'll never settle down and have children. 
[] You cross your legs and have good posture. 
[] The male brain is a mystery. 
[x] You don't mind letting your feelings out.
[] You're just waiting for the right person to sweep you off your feet.
[] You are extremely jealous, some bitch looks at your person and you'll rip her f*cking eyes out with your bare hands. 
[ ] One of the first things you want to know about a person is their astrology.
[] Happiness is a nice, long hot bath, with bubbles. 
[]Once a month, you let your bitchiness take over. 
[] You love cute little animals.
[] You have a LOT of pillows on your bed.
6.5/30
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden.
  • Reading: Deviations
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Darksiders 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea
I'm being productive again! :woohoo: Getting back in the groove, and writing some prose. Just short stories, but hey, it's better than all the nothing I've been writing of late. 
The first should be finished and ready for uploading shortly (i.e. some time today or tomorrow.) 

Also, I've some poems to upload. Written a while ago, they were published and are now out of contract, so I can show off some of my best work! :la: 

And finally, apologies for my lack of activity here of late. I've been super busy with family and other commitments, but I should have a bit more breathing space from now on, so I'll be here more and can read and comment on stuff again. 
Unfortunately, I've been unable to keep on top of deviations, so I'm doing a mass delete. If there's something you particularly wanted/want me to comment on, note me with a link and I'll get to it.

And I think that's everything, peace & love to you all.
Quill.
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  • Listening to: Under the Bridge - RHCP
  • Reading: Deviations
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee

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EclecticQuill

Artist | Student | Literature
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Philosopher, Literary Artist and Entertainer.

My Artistic Philosophies.

Truth is the essence of all art; to look deeper, beyond physical reality and expose the truth that is woven beneath the surface, its purpose.

It is also the purpose of art to not only tell us the truth of ourselves, but to provide an appreciation of all that we have.

Art has no survival value, but instead is one of those things, like friendship and love, which give value to survival. And so, art should never be turned to hate or despair, but should encourage and show an appreciation for those things which make life worth living.


Some Fun Stuff, Just 'Cause...

What's Your Personality Quirk?
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I'm an antisocial dark wizard, now bring me some coffee before I turn you into an axolotl :laughing:

Thank you for all faves, llamas, comments, critiques, point donations, features and anything else. They are all appreciated, and I'll probably thank you individually, but thought I'd put up a general thank you in the event I should overlook or miss anyone. :)

If I miss a piece of your artwork, that you particularly want more feedback on, comment or note me with a link and I'll get to it as soon as I'm able. :)

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Stolen from & Questions by TheEmptyChest

1. Is art a hobby to you, or do you plan to make a living off of it? (No judgment, just curious. ;) (Wink))

A little of both. Ideally I'd love to make my living as a poet, author and/or philosopher. However, I also know how difficult it is to achieve these goals. I guess for now, I'm a professional hobbyist. 

2. Has becoming an artist changed your view of yourself or the world?

Not changed exactly... My world view is a constantly evolving thing, and is deeply influenced by my love of philosophy. Becoming an artist has allowed me to develop my aesthetic philosophy, which in turn affects my world view and how I view myself. 

3. What would you say is an artist’s role in society?

I think artists have many roles in society, as observers, commentators, activists for positive change, chroniclers of our times, entertainers, philosophers, advocates of beauty in all its forms. But most of all, I think it is an artist's role to reflect, to be as a mirror to the world so that it may see itself and grow. 

4. Are there any themes that consistently show up in your art?

My poetry is a bit... manic-depressive... The themes that consistently turn up are all sunshine and daisies, or all doom and gloom. Love, romance, beauty, humour, and depression, isolation, death, suicide, loneliness.

5. Describe a real-life situation that inspired you. (It may be something that happened directly to you, or it may be something that happened to someone else but you knew about it.)

:aww: Late night calls with my ex-girlfriend. :love: 

6. What is some memorable feedback you’ve received on your work?

Err... Pass. I'm much better at remembering the feedback I give than that which I receive. :shrug:

7. Is there anything you dislike about the art world?

Bitchiness and elitism. 

8. Name an artist, living or dead, who you’d like to critique your work.

Spike Milligan or Roald Dahl for my poetry and fiction. Bertrand Russell for my philosophical pieces (not an artist, but still.)

9. Do you have a specific “method”? (For example, if you’re a writer, do you start out with an overall idea and then work down to the details, or do you start with details and work your way up to an overall idea?)  

No. I tend to just go with the flow, sometimes that means starting with details or a "big picture" other times it means just sitting down and seeing what ends up on the page. 

10. How do you know when a work is finished?

Art is never finished, it is merely abandoned. :laughing: Truer words were never spoken. No matter how sure you are that you're finished, in an hour, a day, a week, you'll find something else to edit... So, art is finished when you can no longer be arsed with tinkering with it.

11. How do you feel when someone interprets your art differently?

:shrug: It makes no odds to me. I often write very plainly, so there's little room for interpretation. But on those occasions when a piece is open to interpretation, I don't really care if my own meaning is found or if the reader finds their own. 

12. How would you say your work has changed/developed over time?

Like a knife to a whetstone. My work is improving in quality and in consistence of quality. It's become more mature, moving away from the childish Dahl-esque style I once used.

13. Is there any advice you have for aspiring artists (or fellow aspiring artists)?

Yeah, buy shares in coffee. :laughing: Seriously though, I'm not sure I'm qualified to offer advice, but if I were, it'd probably be something along the lines of: "Art is the celebration of the individual, do not compromise that by selling out and simply following the example of others. Forge your own path, and pave it in your own style."

14. And lastly, do you know you’re awesome? (Because you are. Heart

Yeah, but I don't like to brag. =P (You're awesome too TheEmptyChest :rose:)

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden.
  • Reading: Deviations
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Darksiders 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

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Thank you for the fav you flirtatious devil you ;P
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I mentioned you in my AP Psych class today XD and it lead to a rather interesting discussion :laughing: sorry if your nose itched today :D
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Thank you for the watch! 
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