Thursday, October 22, 2020

authenticity

 


Watched this video, it's a really interesting video analysis. I do remember Jenna Marbles, wasn't a subscriber but did see some of her videos. The concept of authenticity is the core concept that engaged me the most. Mostly cause I was able to relate this back to myself and my blog. Here's my summary and highlights that I found to be the most important. 

The video talked about internet persona versus showing your whole self. It used Jenna as an example how in the beginning Jenna used her vlog like a personal diary the audience grew with her, in contrast to now where everything is a bit more manufactured and edited. Another point was discussing how any one entry can be viewed out of context and when the audience sees an entry (which may be old),  they see that post as who that person is at the current moment. Giving the audience a flat sense of who the person is, ignoring the journey that we go on as we develop. The people who we surround ourselves in our inner circles we allow them to transform make mistakes, grow, and forgive. 

The video also quoted, Elon Musk saying, we now are cyborgs, (we may not have implants) but we are carrying around phones that allow us to access this wealth of information instantaneously. As well being able to refer to our digital selves/ social media accounts, which acts is an extension of our memory and self.  When you are viewing your memories through a computer it is crystal clear with picture, video, text versus people a 100 years ago who only had their memory (maybe books) but memory fades over time.

All good food for thought! 

Opulence | ContraPoints.youtube

Another video I enjoyed watching recently! :D Mostly, I just listen to videos while I draw. The whole video was great examination on opulence and what it is. My favorite part was the section on RUIN. How ruined opulence becomes Gothic culture. Dracula was a story that sold the idea of fear of the rich to the reader, the seducer trope. I never thought of it like that but yes, although I will say Dracula was based on Vlad the Impaler a 15th-century prince from Wallachia, Romania.

DREAM 

I dreamed I was at a comic convention, that was hosted in a mall. It was a really poorly run convention. They were having awards announcement and everyone there was a nominee. When the person next to me received an award. I was shocked cause this dream person had only made simple comic that was very abstract and fairly new to the scene. I was appalled in my dream thinking, I've been making comics for 10 years and this person wins. Good for them but I'll never receive any recognition, so I got up and left. I got in my car and drove in circles around the edge of the mall parking trying to figure out how to get out of there! In my frustration I almost crashed into a sign. When I woke up, my first thought was ugh, it's been more like 14 years...

In response to my dream, I've had lots of fun making comics! My glass half full day personality really wont let my dream rain on my parade. But I would like to request my subliminal mind to play a dream about ghosts or something else please LOL. 

The other day, I was watching a live broadcast on Deviantart, and it featured a really popular artist with thousands of followers, who it doesn't matter but they were complaining about how many likes they were getting and that the algorithm was hard to figure out and compete with...I couldn't help but think, what the hell?! You are on a live broadcast with Deviantart! That algorithm helped give you all those followers! Yes, you did work hard but do you know how ungrateful that sounds? I can't relate, I had to leave. So I guess it's true, the grass is greener on the other side.

We live in a world where not everyone is going to make it, and we idolize the ones on the top. Believing everyone else on the bottom to be less than but that's not true. Everybody is important in the machine of a society we are. It's ok to not make it big.

How Joji Reveals The Dark Side of Fame. PsychIRL.youtube

The Relatable Royal Trope, Explained.youtube 

Paris Hilton Created a Monster.. & we're all apart of it. PierreXO.youtube

These videos goes in depth more about popularity kinda cool listen!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Indigenous peoples day

I really wanted to make something to celebrate and spread awareness about Indigenous Peoples day! :D
I was a bit late on finishing it but some states have different days for the same holiday. The main character was inspired by Cherokee fashion but overall I really enjoy Native American art and culture its really captivating. I'm really glad that the holiday is now honoring the proper people :D
ENJOY!
 
 
Speaking of holiday comics prepare yourself.
I plan on making a Christmas comic that will be for children. :3!  
wehehehe

Friday, October 9, 2020

Sketchbook Tour June 2019 to February 2020

**Sketchbook Tour PDF June 2019 - February 2020**

 This document is 185 pages! I don't mess around LOL It's a really good sketchbook full of ideas and studies! check it out!

Friday, October 2, 2020

Click Track Interview

http://www.inksweatandtears.com/click-track-lolita/

M. Sorcier creator of Sacrimony  interviewed me on their website, it's a really great collection of interviews of web comic artists, good way to find new comics. :D