Favourite Place “The Bubble”

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 4: Favourite Place
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18 thoughts on “Favourite Place “The Bubble”

    • Wow! You really looked through my whole gallery! Even these two years old images! I am flattered actually. I agree that the text arrangement is a bit off…I might revisit this later. πŸ™‚

      • Not the whole gallery, I don’t think. But, I skimmed through a number of pieces. And, rather than say nothing like some of the ghosts around here, I thought I’d at least let you know I had thoughts.

        Well, your gallery isn’t so large after a few years. I think I have more images in my archives for various posts. πŸ˜› Especially valentines.

      • Yeah, I don’t put everything on here, I usually use my DeviantArt page or just post stuff on instagram as I seem to reach more people there. But there’s more dark stuff there, so you should probably stick to this blog, hehe. Again, I really appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts, it is extremely helpful to me. πŸ˜€

      • That’s another thing/site that bothers me a bit. I had to look up the word to see it meant “different” or “rebellious.” But, the sound of the site’s name turned me off going there regularly. It sounds like a negative term; and I thought people shouldn’t think less of themselves. There must be a nicer word for being unique or trying new things.

        If more people use Instagram, it’s because–as another person has said to me–people are losing their spans for attention and just drifting off into scroll space. It’s a scary future for that mentality.

        Yes, I would avoid that gallery if it’s more dark.

      • I do fear the scroll-culture, I hope people will come back to “normal pace” and appreciate art more. Personally I really appreciate detailed pieces where the artist has taken his/her time to really develop the idea and added symbolism and maybe hidden pictures within the picture so that you discover something new every-time you look at it. I just feel like details add another dimension to the image. “Deviant Art” has all kinds of artists though! You should check it out, despite the name, some professionals are on there too πŸ™‚

      • Too much complexity or symbolism can turn me off, too, though. I see some pieces here that are so detailed in a seemingly mindless way…they look like insane tattoo art instead of anything else. There’s a fine line between an ornate elephant and an elephant so complex that it’s the entire history of an ancient civilization in a single piece of art. I also worry some symbolism might be used deceptively. There are some subjects being advertised as “kid-friendly” to sell products (namely toys) lately that verge on dark territory. Just as they are a lot of American TV shows making otherwise scary things teen-friendly. I am a lil concerned that some of this might lower people’s defenses, turn them to the dark side as much as other forms of media turn people into soldiers, always training for some battle against anything “alien.” There are too many “let’s practice beating each other up before fighting the next thing that isn’t like us” concepts in production. [One is running on the TV in front of me.] It’s all watered down with some “girl power” or “let’s work together” mojo while lacing in things like senseless violence and separating the “pretty” from the “ugly.”

        And, breathe.

        I like to create those complex images with hidden messages, too, though. But, I hope my work is never insidiously deceptive or suggestive in a way I don’t want to promote. I prefer to insert hidden bits of thought-provoking material (like those who secretly say humans abuse other animals, etc.). I subtly point out what is wrong with the world in an otherwise dazzling or witty image. [I am wrinkling my brain as I try to explain all of this. Go figure, me talking with a Gemini Monkey. :)]

        I did check it out. I also have considered Tumblr but heard bad things about that one, too. I am thinking maybe I don’t need any of it. I feel more alive without reliance on anything electronic. Professional is just a big word thrown around. Reputations may be misleading. No one should ever call him or herself an expert. Instead, they are enthusiasts.

      • I like symbolism as long as it is heart felt or thought through, but I don’t care for mock-sincerity, when you feel like the artist purposely tries to make the image interesting by adding obvious imagery of symbolism that make it seem like a parody. I think there is too much violence in this world too, and I have no tolerance for the “our heroes of war” mentality. if you kill someone it is murder whether it is to protect ones country or not and there is nothing glorious about it. I also dislike violent games, and sadly Norway is creating more violent games and films than before. We used to get most of the senseless killing films/games/music from America (mostly) but now we produce a lot ourselves as well. I think you explain yourself very well. I guess professional is a big word, but I am referring to illustrators whose works adorn books in book shops etc. πŸ™‚ I am curious though… which are you? (Zodiac, I mean).

      • I like some parody. Like images of cats in fishbowls with fish looking through the glass. Or pigeons feeding people in the park. Turning the norm on its head. I also like images that initially appear simple and common but hold some deeper meaning. The trouble with those is that sometimes the deeper meaning is missed or misunderstood. So, even I must be careful what I create doesn’t send people into a frenzy. It’s no fun having people miss the message just because I like making puzzles. [I suddenly hear myself as the Riddler from Batman.]

        I question the protection of countries when we go into other countries to stop something from getting to our borders. There isn’t enough clarity in the public eye. Just lots of “this is what we have to fear” clouded by more violence under a different flag. Try bringing more to court or justice a different way. Show these “criminals” defending their crimes instead of just saying you are wiping out the problem cells. And, on top of that, war video games and this drone craze have become so popular. People are turning war into a game to get more on board.

        I like fighting games that don’t use guns, usually. Though, one game of old, Heavy Barrel, was a reallllly fun military game. And, I love the old Atari tank/Air-Sea-Battle games. But, I draw the line at the popular/modern camo-war games. All these “soldiers of fortune” and “black ops” simulation games. I like games I can kick butt in to take out frustrations I’d rather not on real people. Even in elementary school, I’d go home to play Double Dragon rather than start a fight with a bully pestering me. It helped curb the violence a bit. And, I took strange pleasure in sending some square punk into next Tuesday without actually doing so because–in my mind–I knew it was not possible. [What does that make me?] In short, I’d rather people fight with fists and feet–or words–than guns, knives and explosives.

        Yea, what is with your country and the “blue” movements in technology and violent films? πŸ˜› Is it possible the US infected your land, too? Then I see good reason for “terrorists” to get mad at the US. If the US is feeding these menaces, these evils.

        Okay, we reaaaally should take this to email–even if I worry about your dark side delights/acceptance–unless you want miles of text on your blog posts/pages. Just refrain from usage of the terms I detest.

        Well, if you are so curious, do a lil exploring, and you’ll gather that information. πŸ™‚

      • I don’t think turning the perspective is parody, I think it is creative. Those artists that have nothing to say and force symbolism into their works are the ones I dislike. The again, you cannot fully control what people read from your art. Some see things that never even crossed your mind as you created it. That’s part of the beauty of it.

        I do partly blame USA for the violence in the media, yes. I think about 70% (at least) of games/music/TV-shows and movies come from the US. The rest is UK, other European countries and Norway, obviously. I don’t mind miles of text, no one reads or adds comments to my work anyway, hehe. Do not fear, I shall not corrupt you.

      • How can you force symbolism into art and have nothing to say? You mean like drawing peace symbols just to wave a flag for world peace without really knowing the story behind the symbol? But, what does that have to do with parody?

        Beauty is not a word I’d use to describe a message misunderstood and used to cause harm/chaos.

      • Well…I guess I was thinking too specifically of my own experiences with some artists when I wrote this. I have come cross some artists that I feel are very shallow, so I guess it is easier to understand if you know the one who has made the picture. Here’s an example, not describing an actual piece from the person I was thinking of, just something equivalent. Say you have a picture of a tree, and there was no thought behind it, you just drew a tree. Then you think, “hey I bet I can get someone to think this is really deep if I add a sun setting, and calling the image ‘The End'” Since the west symbolises death and all that, it might look sincere and interesting to someone who has no reference or knowledge of the artist, but for me, knowing that this person meant absolutely nothing, an image that is seemingly symbolic to others, comes across as a parody of an image that could have had meaning if the artist was sincere about the message he/she was conveying through the image… I do not know if this made sense to you, it’s hard to express myself clearly in English sometimes…sorry. I still think it is beautiful that everyone reads art differently, you cannot help what the other person sees no matter how cautious you are wit imagery and symbolism.

      • Shallow artists are just swept up in the pursuit of quick profits. They are not likely to concern themselves with consumption of resources. The world has convinced them to milk themselves and slap a label on their product lest they be put out to pasture.

        How’s that for poetry? πŸ˜€

        You kinda lost me with what you were trying to say about parody and symbolism in “shallow” art.

        I think I may have actually crafted a picture like that…the tree and sun and called it something like “The End.” πŸ˜› It was likely during my teens when all the poetry I was writing would have pleased Wednesday from the Addams Family because it was grim.

        Now, I could see being bothered if you thought an image had symbolism or deeper meaning in it, and the artist says he/she just painted a tree. But, this is just difference of opinion/interest.

        It would be impossible for me to explain myself in your native tongue because I’ve never studied it. πŸ˜›

        True. But, it eventually has to impact you if your creation causes more harm than good. If someone dared to say they committed murder after being inspired by a piece of mine, I’d likely seek out every print and destroy it rather than let another make the same claim. Even if that may seem a bit rash. I may not follow through with such a plan. But, it would cross my mind.

      • Besides, like I said, I like your “chibi” pieces. Those captured my eye. So, I ignored the creepy stuff and looked at the rest. I guess I was also checking to make sure there wasn’t more disturbing stuff that might change my mind/tip the scales in favor of disapproval.

      • Haha, well, you seem to be very strict then in your likes and dislikes. Thankfully I have some happy pictures on here too, as you mentioned.

      • Yea, I guess I have a particular taste. But, in general…”rule of thumb”…it would be wise not to show me pieces of animals–human or otherwise–missing skin, skeletal, monstrous in some rather sinister-looking way, etc. No horns or hooves unless it’s a centaur. I could go on.

        Yes, you have a good number of “happier” pieces. But, is my opinion important? πŸ™‚

      • Everyone’s opinion is important in a way, I hope to become an illustrator, so being able to adapt to each clients wishes is important. It is valuable to get opinions from a wide range of people. For example I would have to turn down my fascination for the macabre if I was to create a piece for someone with your preferences. for example I love horns and hooves and skeletons, unlike you. One of my OC’s is a demon dressed in a jacket adorned with a skeletal pattern, so that would probably not be for you, hehe.

      • And, I am inclined to even ask you to draw me something, because I DO like your “chibi” and portrait pieces so much. But, yea, the dark side is keeping my finger off that button. πŸ™‚

        And, that’s one thing that makes me more complex/difficult than others. I tend to look a lil deeper into the artist behind the work lest I regret a hasty purchase/decision, later. It’s sort of a moral code that sends vibrations down harp strings in my heart.

        Uh, yeah, that would be a big NO. πŸ™‚

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