Artist’s Notes - You Can Make The Sun Purple If You Want
So you can’t put read mores or titles on Photo posts… bummer.
I’ve never done this before, but I just wanted to give you guys a little background info on my latest digital artwork, “You Can Make The Sun Purple If You Want.”
The fact that I’m doing this actually ties into the meaning of the artwork and a new philosophy I’ve adopted. Essentially it’s “screw other people’s rules, do what you think is right as long as you don’t impede anyone else’s intrinsic rights or pursuit of happiness.” Because that’s a super long phrase, I hereby dub that particular way of thinking… Arphandic Jodaeism.
Basically the reason that I haven’t posted any art in flippin’ weeks is because I got caught up in details. Very small details. I spent hours looking at art references and guides and whatnot trying to be someone I’m not (no offense to your reference tag, nelum-bo, I gosh danged love you for that). My artistic style and ability will develop at it’s own pace. I don’t need to die of anxiety trying to be perfect, and I never should need to. Human beings are by nature imperfect.
So what I did to make this piece is I opened up photoshop and I doodled something cool. I added in some typography stuff and slapped on some bandaids, and shebang. I produced something that I’m relatively proud of.
I used the pencil tool.
I used the gradient tool.
I copy pasted some junk in from Google Images.
I messed around with layer properties and masks.
And you know what?
I no longer consider any of that cheating.
It’s my art, and I’m going to do what I want with it. I have nobody to impress, I have nobody to please, I only have myself to express. I’m going to finish old works in progress. I’m going to get caught up on my follower gift art. I’m going to do what I want and I’m not going to worry about it.
And I’m going to feel good doing it all.
zenith P.S. For all y’alls infomashun, Zenith is the name of one of my many imaginary friends. It’s also the name of my imaginary t-shirt and artwork company that I founded back in 5th grade.
I was flipping through the dictionary and I found that word. I really liked it. It’s inspiring.