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Review: Blade Runner 2049

Posted: October 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

I still liked it though.

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Art. Art film. Not movie, but film. An art film is supposed to be… what? This is what Blade Runner is supposed to be, I guess, even though I am not sure what is artistic about it. Maybe the scenery, the amount of time you’ve got to spend in front of a screen, or maybe it’s art because it is the kind of sad story that could break your heart if you gave a damn about any of the characters.

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I noticed this debate on the Internet for quite some time. What is art? People keep trying to figure it out. If writing is art, if not. How much money do you have to make to call yourself an artist? Or you have to have a certain amount of followers on social media, perhaps? Do […]

via What is art? — Cristian Mihai

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This is a fantastic quote by the legendary artist Salvador Dali. I think he is referring to the “rawness” and immediacy of drawing. There are no paint brushes to use tricks and techniques with. No spectrum of colors to splash around on the canvas. It’s just an artist, a pencil and a piece of paper.

I like to see an artist draw because this is how I can see their talent in raw form. This is how I can see how technically skilled they are with their hands. I liken it to taking a singer and putting them in front of a microphone with no effects, no reverb, no auto-tune.  You can hear if a singer is really talented if they can wow you with nothing but their voice and microphone.

Dali was right, a drawing is either good or bad. With drawing you’re not going to get away with splashing some color on a canvas and calling it “abstract.” You have to have some “chops.” The honesty of art.

This is why I love drawing. You get the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

-Roz

 

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Here’s a list I found that pretty much sums it up. I would also add to the list: ‘The inability to adapt’ as another one. In my opinion, an artist has to be able to adapt and go with the flow because trends and things change all the time.  For example, if all you do is abstract art, what are you going to do if people stop buying that style? You’ll be a starving artist for sure.

This is why I hold Pablo Picasso to such a high regard. He explored and could do just about any style. He could go from wild abstract to realism at a drop of a hat. He was a master adaptor.

If you’re an artist, I think this list will help you in making better decisions for your career. I know I have to work on number 10 on this list, I need to learn that I can’t do everything and to take things day by day and a step at a time.

Anyway, paint on.

Down In A Hole

Bury me softly in this womb
I give this part of me for you
Sand rains down and here I sit
Holding rare flowers
In a tomb… in bloom

Down in a hole and I don’t know if I can be saved
See my heart I decorate it like a grave
Oh, you don’t understand who they thought I was supposed to be
Look at me now I’m a man who won’t let himself be

Down in a hole, losing my soul
Down in a hole, losing control
I’d like to fly,
But my wings have been so denied

Down in a hole and they’ve put all the stones in their place
I’ve eaten the sun so my tongue has been burned of the taste
I have been guilty of kicking myself in the teeth
I will speak no more of my feelings beneath

Down in a hole, losing my soul
Down in a hole, losing control
I’d like to fly
But my wings have been so denied

Bury me softly in this womb
Oh I want to be inside of you
I give this part of me for you
Oh I want to be inside of you
Sand rains down and here I sit
Holding rare flowers
Oh I want to be inside of you
In a tomb… in bloom
Oh I want to be inside…

Down in a hole, losing my soul
Down in a hole, feeling so small
Down in a hole, losing my soul
Down in a hole, out of control
I’d like to fly
But my wings have been so denied

 

I’d Like Your Hair Long

I’d like your hair long and laid on to the ground, you’d prefer an astronaut
someone to relate to and someone to command, and I will be a simple man.
I could hardly wait for my stars to fall in line and synchronize and shine.
A wasted string of years and a wasted string of lies, it’s still the same to me.

It’s a waste of a song.
It’s a waste of a song.
You’re a waste of my lungs.
It’s a waste of a song.

I’d like your face gone and in its place the sun, and I will be an astronaut
for I have come to surface to catch some light and feed, and I have everything I need.
And I could hardly wait for my stars to fall in line and synchronize and shine.
A wasted string of years and a wasted string of lies, you’re still the same to me.

You’re a waste of a song.
You’re a waste of my lungs.
It’s a waste of a song.

It’s a waste of a song.
You’re a waste of my lungs.
You’re a waste of a song

 

-Hum

 

 

Here’s a link to some great drawing pencils I bought from Amazon. I suggest it for pros and beginning artists alike. For beginning artists, there comes a point where you’ll have the urge to use something other than a No. 2 pencil. This is perfect for that step up.

For pros, you’ll find that these are high quality pencils. I’m surprised they are selling it at this price point. It even comes in a handy travel tin to keep everything organized.  If you try them out, I hope they work out for you as they have for me. Here’s the link:

https://www.amazon.com/12-Drawing-Pencils-Precision-Accessories/dp/B01N5C6QIJ/ref=pd_sbs_201_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=XVANV6HKSXAM4PWC1T70

 

-Roz