Posted on April 23, 2006 at 03:08
Below is a random poem I thought I'd post to get feedback on. Honest and harsh criticism is welcome. I might use it for an end-of-year-project. And oh yeah, its kind of graphic, so just warning all you 14-something year-olds who may need to hold someone's hand while reading it. =)
I turn men to mice
Infect you with disease; your hair full of lice
Iíve been here since the beginning
And Iíll be here till the end
Broken nations, broken cities, broken hearts peace canít mend
So Iíll extend my hand and lend
You a tank, a gun, a bomb to use against each other
Many a times Iíve caused men to spill their blood brothers
Gash them over the head
Puncture their bodyís leave Ďem dead
Arise to accept a million pains, many more tears to shed
Iíve never laid a finger on anyone, but Iíve painted the sky red
A magazine to load, grudges to hold
To me your soul is sold
And once again you arise on the front lines bold
Some say Iím necessary, canít be ignored
Fools runniní by the thousands in hoards
Why do they not fear their lord?
The best feelings are expressed through anger and sadness
That is why the human cannot stop this madness
Indeed you already know me
Some refer to me as War
I produced countless bodies on Normandyís shore
Left whole cities devastated; a celebration of gore
Bullets, knives, explosions, weapons galore
Iím yours to explore
All you must do is lose your reason and mind
One day sooner or later Iíll cleanse the earth of human kind
Art. And Why I HATE It
Posted on April 19, 2006 at 00:43
Warning: There's a lot of swearing in this post. FSX said it was okay to post though, so long as everyone reads this warning.
Mother fucking art. I can do this shit in like 10 minutes on my computer. With a pencil? Nooo, I gotta do it for fucking ever, and I gotta use this fucked up techniques, and if I fuck up, that's it. If I don't like the angle, I can't just change some numbers and instantly render it at a different angle.
And I don't fucking care if my art style is sketchy/cartoony. When the fuck am I ever going to need to do something "realistically"? If I ever have to, I can just do it on my computer. And it's not like I won't be at my computer when I need to do something important. I'm not gonna be going for a walk, notice a fucking cup, and go "omg, I'd better draw that".
What'll actually happen, is someone will come to my office, put a cup on my desk, and say "I'll give you a hundred million dollars to draw this perfectly" Then I can make it in 3ds and render it. If he doesn't like something about it, I can change the lights, the angle, the texture, every fucking thing, without having to redraw the fucking thing.
And the textures and shading techniques that I would have to do, can simply be done using Photoshop. Even the stuff that "there should be no discernable pattern" for can be generated using a program I would create.
Of course, there would be a pattern, because there is no such thing as absolute random, but it would be a lot more random than the human mind would be able to keep it. No matter how slow you go, your mind will generate a pattern. Your mind is only comfortable doing stroke at certain angles. You can develop your skills to add more angles to your array of angles, but that would take a loooot of fucking practice to get all 360, meanwhile a program I can make in 10 minutes could generate all 360, as well as change the stroke size, stroke pressure, stroke colour, etc.
Like fuck. I can understand doing painting on paper. I could probably make a painting program to generate the texture of the paint and paper and all that shit, but it's generally a lot easier to just do it on paper. But fucking pencils, pastels, etc....
And the supplies are so fucking expensive. 3ds, Photoshop, and flash cost like 2-2.5 thousand in total, and a pc/mac costs between 1-3k. But you're set for many, many years. A pad of paper costs $20 bucks. A "special pack" of pencils is fucking 10 bucks. A mouse costs 10 bucks.
Paint is fucking expensive too, and that pisses me off. It pisses me off more, because you can't duplicate paint very well on the computer, and it's generally less work to just spend the hundred billion dollars on colored water with a bit of mud thrown in for texture, than to try generate your Photoshop "painting" skills.
And there's no need for drawing anything realistically for like, any reason at all. Pretty much everything you would ever need to identify, has been mass-produced, and most of the time you don't even need to sketch something to show what it was. "Oh, it was...Uhh...A blue cup. About 5 inches high. Here, let me draw it for you....Aw crap, sorry, I didn't shade the inside of the cup just perfect. Let me start over"
For describing a lost backpack, you just gotta be like "it was green, had a water-bottle pocket on both sides, and an extra pouch in the front. It zipped up, and didn't have any flaps anywhere", and there ya' go. No need to draw it.
The only time I can think of that you would need that, is for describing a person. Everything else has been created more than once, and most likely has a name/model id. We arenít able to identify animals very well. Same with trees. So whatís the fucking point???
*sigh* thatís about the extent of my bitching (for now). I should get back to art.
(fuck, my ear is bleeding. Fuuuuuuck. Thatís what you get when you pierce it yourself. Motherfucker.)