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The Devil's In the Details

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 7, 2015, 6:17 PM
I've got some semi-sad news to share - namely just sad to me, but no less! It requires informing.
Do you remember that flash Comic I was working on? The one that was supposed to be a big metaphor for artist's block and awakening creativity? that was a flop. lol
I've never taken so long to work on something, one part for sheer size, the other for changing opinions on the subject matter at hand. I found myself going back and re-drawing and editing content over and over, far more than normal. As soon as I would complete one phase of the process and would pass back through it to work on the next phase, I would find so many things wrong with my thinking and execution prior that I'd have to go back and re-work it again and again, until ultimately, even after all of my effort I finally decided that this one just needed to be let go of. It was ultimately just too flawed from the fundamental stages to fix without just scrapping the entire thing and re-working it from the beginning; which is what I've decided that I'm going to do. I may even do it traditionally vs. digital next time! There is a certain warmth and realness to traditional that I just don't feel with digital (Though I thoroughly appreciate digital for different reasons!) I can't really say when I will give it another go, but I can say that I will know when the time is right, and it will be infinitely better when time comes! - that is the bit that always excites me. When a project fails, especially if it is something that you have given a lot of time and effort, it's always really devastating when it doesn't seem to be working out and you have to pull the plug;
but on the flip side of that - your ideas are still there! They will peer out from the shadows, keeping careful watch, and will creep on out when they see that they might be of use.
So here's to judgement, instinct, will, and hope,
and to the wisdom gained in isolation - to both us and our ideas.
With love,
Silent Shout
 Conscious crawl by TheArtOfSilentShout

  • Mood: Sweet
  • Listening to: Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
  • Reading: "The Mission of Art" by Alex Grey
  • Eating: Tasty leftover concoction
  • Drinking: watah


Lauren Natvig
Artist | Traditional Art
United States

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Vesperland Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Wonderful art !!! Clap 
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
-and lovely photos sir! You're so lucky to live near such a beautiful place.. :]
I was born in Germany, but I've never been there at an age where I was actually cognizant ^^;
Vesperland Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I like Germany too, same for Switzerland and Austria... Pretty little lands Giggle 
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Lauren!! THANKS For the WATCH!!!
Much appreciated...

TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're so welcome!! I've been seeing a lot of your stuff in the Dark Psychedelic group and it seems like every time I see something that sticks out to me, it's your stuff! XD Killer work man, all the way around, keep it coming!!
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You win the prize (of love and admiration) for having made my day!!!
THANKS: Richard
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
Ha ha, its true!! XD
You use a lot of richly textured classical techniques that give your stuff a really polished, top notch look, using all of the elements of good design :iconclapplz:
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CrazedShitakes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015

How are you?
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Hey! lol I'm good! :la:
Awesome work! How are ya?
CrazedShitakes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Hey hey! :lol:
So glad to hear that!! wowzers, your too kind :D

I am feeling Super!!! just here working on a few projects and portfolio work! but im kinda hungry now, I think its time for noodles! :)
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