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January 15


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Art is Brainwash

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 1:07 PM
Hhahahahha is as bad as it sounds. Im gonna ask you guys this because im not sure if im the only one with this issue.

Im constantly reading book, art books, topics, improving, learning anatomy muscles, then the next day learn something else. But few days later ive already forgot some important stuff, so i go back to re learn color, but then i forgot some part of anatomy, so i go back and study again that part of anatomy, but then i forgot about values, so i have to go and study that again, but then again forgot about colors so i have to go again and...............................................................Etc. Eternal spiral.

And the irony is that i know every single hidden item on metroid maps, i know were are all the rupies and hearts hidden at zelda, i know how much points i need to unlock next weapon on Bf4. But i forget somethign as easy as drawing a knee?

Are you f%%&%&%%&%& kidding me?????????????


I had read that people forget 80% of the stuff day do on a day. Thats probably the reason why they recomend you to draw eveyday. Not because you are learning, just to not forget.

I am just this close, to start adding tattoes to my body, like in one arm, will be color theory, on my hand rules about composition, a list of things i must watch on my stuff, on my neck rules of perspective, on my back color theory triads and complementaries, on my palm wacom settings.

I totally feel that im the guy from MEMENTO MOVIE.

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Lucis7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
ugh I can relate to this too much!!
UltimateLazerbot Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Digital Artist
if i am going to baste my opinion on the title, actually i don't think art, all arts are brainwashing but if i had to choose an artform or something that is, its a lot of art and music that is on TV that we listen to and watch from movies. i think a good amount of those are in different aspects brainwashing. now for the memory thing, i loop around a lot of things that take place in the day so i keep track of things of course its impossible to remember every word said. and zelda i know really well.
Core-Point Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I'm in the same fucking boat with you here... and I'm so glad.. I'm not alone in this. V_V
I subscribed to this site with the intention of getting better at illustration A LONG TIME AGO, ... but I don't draw much at all anymore. I just keep telling myself I'll eventually do something with my skill, grow it. (I keep letting life get in the way here)

Tangent aside, I do read about money, history, business... taxes..investing, very important stuff that could help me out financially if I could recall it to apply it. And I'm using my time to read it.. but for the love of me, I can't recall any of it hardly at all.. which makes me a sad sad panda, because I really want to freaking recall it when I need it. ON the other hand. I do generally get the gist of things, the lessons, and those do stick with me to some vague degree. But I also read about more practical things, cleaning fish, cooking... and I cook..  and even with stuff I absolutely love, anime.. manga, things that really inspire me. I cannot for the love of me recall the details. Which makes me piss poor at conversations with other people who like anime and such.

So in a way, I am worse off than you are to some degree...I don't know, maybe I need to start being more active, maybe that will help me recall things better?
AlexUdeg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jajaja.. créeme no solo te sucede a ti.. y con los años es peor, espera tener más de treinta como yo... jajajaja
Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Memento is awesome. :)
AdriennEcsedi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't imagine this happanes with you. Very strange. What do you think, why is this happening with you?
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i dont know, happens to me all the time, some time i read new art books, and im like ooohh yeah i remember this concept i learn it long time ago, and i have to relearn it, feels like a deja vu.
TehKukkiMonsta Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
At least I'm not the only one, lol
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i thought it was only me.
TehKukkiMonsta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Nope, I used to draw nothing but backs so i wouldn't forget the anatomy but now I've forgotten how to shade and draw them right.
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