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  • Mood: Suggestive
  • Listening to: L'Arc~en~Ciel - I Wish
  • Reading: Lucifer: Evensong
Been thinking, something I rarely do...

Last night I opened this dusty sketchbook from my college years and was appalled by the sheer numbers of mistakes the drawings had--in anatomy, perspective, lighting, you name it, it's there. But mistakes aren't there to be our cliff, our detour, our road-end... it's there to be our milestones, our margins, our breadcrumbs; something we use to find the way home into ourselves. The more we open our eyes, hearts, and minds to our faults and errs, the more lesson we can derive from it. The more we may evolve.

I think the best thing about art is that it has no limit. We can't be 'on top of the game' because the 'game' has no top. Even the 'best' artists out there are students; pupils to other artists who are in turn pupils to other artists, learning from each other. There's always room for improvement, there are always ways to make your work better, there are always new paths and techniques to explore.

For me, the best artists are those who constantly travel outside their comfort zone; not those who are happy with where they are and stay there. There is no end to learning; and in art, that could not be any truer.

Art is just one big adventure, and everyone can sign up. Starting today, let's step off our happy place and join the ride. :)


PS: Vertigo's Lucifer ended in total awesomeness for me last night. Kick-ass.

Yeah, definitely one of the best read ever.
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acida Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
i agree... learning is good at least i want to learn more and more lol
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional
Yeah, learning is definitely good. We can never learn too much :>
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acida Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
agreed
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braver Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
So true so very true:)
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional
:>
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DeadXCross Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucifer huh? hmmm. i think I'll give that book a try. are you by any chance into The sandman as well?
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional
I wish I could read the entire chronicle, but each of The Sandman issue here cost around 120 USD. The only issue I have is The Season of Mists because it's the issue where Lucifer first appeared.

Yes, you should give Lucifer a try. I highly recommend it.
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DeadXCross Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
$120?! thats insane. a trade paper back only costs around maybe $18. Actually, Lucifer first appeared in Preludes and Nocturne. Where he was super awesome. You sound like a real Lucifer fan c:

P.S.
how do you do the whole italic thing with one of the words?
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional
Hmm, not particularly a Lucifer fan but I just have this affinity to any story concerning the apocalypse or St. John's revelation. Before Lucifer I used to enlight myself with Dante's Divina Commedia and Milton's Paradise Lost.

Woo, that's a lot of italics. Curious, aren't you? Heheh.
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DeadXCross Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very curious~ mind telling me how you did it? hehehehe

hmm end of the world stories huh. you should try readying on the Sumerian version of the apocalypse and the creation of man. its sorta sci-fi Lovecraftian surprisingly enough.
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