Hm, I guess you could try pizza without the weed, then. (I am with you on that, though.) Anyway, hoping you find something that works for the work-block, because that sounds like just the most frustrating thing.
weed sounds like it rules for most people; i don’t hesitate to recommend it to others! i’m stuck with black tar tea concentrations and when i can afford it, legally-prescribed ADHD medications.
i still can’t draw. or paint. i have a dozen outstanding commissions in various states of completion. i’m not having a “creative block”, either—the ideas keep coming. i just don’t work. i sit down all day, tablet in hand, pencil in hand, staring, preparing surfaces, staring at the surfaces. my hands are unsteady and i’m full of hatred. this has been going on for maybe a month and i’m about ready to [series of loud static progressions]
“Normally, in anything I do, I’m fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce.”—Neil Gaiman (via cottonbutts)
i always feel sorry for new followers who saw me chew out a misogynist, or make a star trek gif, or post something i actually drew or painted, or reblogged a fetish photo, or objectified a twink, and decided to follow me based on that one thing, and the successive avalanches of totally unrelated and sometimes violently opposing subject matter probably shocks and disgusts them.
i’m guessing this is why my follower numbers oscillate so constantly.
Death and the Maiden was a common theme during the Renaissance, it came from the Dance of Death which is a theme about death and how its inescapable and everyone’s gonna have to dance it. There are lots of paintings from other times with this theme though, so yay.
Hans Baldung was a German artist who was pretty famous with this genre and also known for being one of Albrecht Durer’s students. He was also tight with Durer and Durer even writes about how he went around with him and sold his prints.
Hans liked painting religious, erotic, and witchcrafty themes but he also like death.
you can see death holding the lady by her hair and clearly shes fucking horrified possibly because she knows that death is inevitable and shes vulnerable and naked and theres nothing she could do about it and death is fucking holding her of course shes fucking scared
Its also possible that Hans painted this so he could paint a naked lady because I mean look at her position and this was made in the 1500s so yeah.
Egon Schiele is one of my favorite artists and I could go on and on about him and his life but Im horrible with dates so here references and by that i mean wikipedia, because fuck that do your own research.
ok so Schiele was an Austrian Expressionist painter and his paintings are known for the twisty ass gaunt looking bodies also he made lots and lots of self portraits of him jacking off at different angles
This is, you guessed it, Death and the Maiden, painted in 1915.
Ok here Schiele was all like K man im gonna marry Edith but I still kinda want Wally so why not both right? When he told Wally about this plan though Wally got pissed and never talked to Schiele again.
And the feels he experienced made him paint this. Because sometimes you just have to art it all out.
Anyways here have a Wally.
Edvard Munch had a saddish life and he was also super talented and this is why hes also one of my favorite artists. Most of you might know him because of that one painting with this horrified person yelling something but did you know that he was Norwegian?
Ok that was lame I’ll just make up for that with interesting facts yay
Munch was a son of a really religious priest, and he was related to a bunch of other painters. A bunch of Munch. [cant stop wont stop]
When he was young his mom and his favorite sister died, leaving his dad and other relatives to take care of him. He was a sick kid so he was educated at home. He spent lots of time drawing.
His dads piousness combined with the ghost stories and his sickness and everything else made him feel that death was always there. He wasnt some kind of black sheep though because his sister was diagnosed with mental illness.
Anyway he was like, an 1863-1944 style hipster, with the art and the annoyed dad and all and this is his work
This is an engraving made in 1894 and the oil painting was made in 1893
Now you can see the difference between this and Hans Baldung’s painting because the girl here is obviously not scared and it looks like shes enjoying the dude’s presence.
This work is about Love over Death and unlike the first painting the dead guy isnt dominating the girl, here they have some kind of passionate affair thing.