Good answer, and lolwhat no you don’t think you’re better than other artists and you have a ton of respect for artists that never went to art school too. But of course being an art major is going to shape your skills and who you are.
I appreciate that mi hermana :)
Also this ask reminded me of something I answered ages ago, so I dug it up.
Anonymous asked: do you think you're better than other artists, just because you're an art major and really talented?
Okay, that was my first reaction, but in retrospect, I’m not sure whether to regard this as an accusation, or as an honest question, so I’ll answer you somewhat seriously. That said, I’m not gonna engage in an aggressive dialogue on the subject.
I’ve always had a predisposition to do art. I would draw while I was at work with my parents, and I got a lot of practice in at a very young age. Because of this, I’ve generally had more technical ability than my peers.
Because most of my friends also like drawing, I learned early on in high-school that one thing I should never do is downplay my ability. If I look at something I’ve made and say “oh, it’s not that good” not only do I start to believe it, which is a whole other problem, I also insult any of my friends who thought it was really good. I once said something bad about a drawing I’d done, and my friend just sort of snapped “Well if that’s not very good, then what does it say about my drawing!”, and I’ve been careful ever since.
I have a lot of technical and conceptual ability, and it’s important to acknowledge that. It’s also important to recognize how much I routinely learn from people in my classes, and on the internet, regardless of how ‘well’ they draw. Every time I began to judge someone in my classes negatively, their next piece had something amazing that I could never have come up with in a million years. The 4th or 5th time that happened, I learned to stop judging.
I am good at art. So are many other people. There’s no way I’d put myself on a pedestal above other people when it’s so much funner to work with them and learn from them.
….It’s been doing that for a while for me?
There’s been this post going around laughing at the fact that the page you see when you go to tumblr without an account got all fancy recently with the picture, but when you click the “I already have an account there’s no escape for me” button, you go back to the plain login screen.
So the picture thing isn’t new, but the fact that they moved it to the login page as well is.
hurpaderpderp asked: "#also we need to be more careful about when we use 'crossover' and when we use 'fusion' #because the distinction is very useful" wait what is this difference I have not heard of fushion used in fandom circles before owo
Crossover is when you take the characters and have them interact, with whatever explanation. Fusion is when you take characters from one story, and put them into the premise of a different story.
Like, a Danny Phantom/RotG crossover would be where Danny and Jack run into each other and have a conversation. A Fusion would be something like that story I wrote a bit back, where Danny is dunked in a frozen lake and brought back by the moon.
Obviously there’s a lot of overlap between the two, and flexibility and stuff, but they’re two very different very interesting ways of having stories interact.
Lest you say tumblr never gave you anything, the log-in screen now has fancy pictures too! ;D
WHEN I WAS 4 I WAS ON SESAME STREET AND I HAD AN INTERVIEW WITH GROVER AND HE ASKED ME HOW IT FELT WHEN I FALL OFF MY BIKE AND I CHUCKLED DARKLY AND SAID “I DON’T FALL OFF MY BIKE” AND HE LOOKED AT THE CAMERA AND SAID “oh.” NAD THEN I SATRTED POINTING AND LAUGHIGN AT HIM AND THEN THEY CUT TO THE NEXT SCENE AND THAT WAS IT THAT IS MY LEGACY