So I seem to have had some kind of mental hangover after my very intense day of video making last Monday. Like I filmed (and filmed way too many retakes because I was nervous) and edited in one day. And so right after I had published it I just got super sad and wanted to delete it and everything was stupid. So weird.
Anyway, this also meant that I forgot to publish My Creative Life last Friday. I don’t have like a set rule to publish them on Fridays, but I like to keep some routine for them. Well, we’re gonna have to live with it being a Sunday-post this week! Let’s take a look!Inspired by my mountains that I made last week I made a full piece with just the triangle pattern!
I actually didn’t make this one for it to be an outstanding piece of art in itself, but because it’d look cool on pillows and stuff. Which it does! And also it was v fun to make. :D Here’s a link to the super cool pillow if you want to purchase it. I also continued making mountains for a little while, making “Marauder” here which accidentally turned into some kind of James and Remus tribute, hence the title. Pixel sorted a little bit. Here’s Katy. Combined some colours from an old distorted image with some clouds and pixel sorted it. Decided to try running the same image through a Processing script that generates these pretty lines, and I couldn’t decide which one I liked best so I decided both got to live. First one is Gloria and this one is Ella. And I really got back into that Processing script! I haven’t used it in a while, but I do really like the effect. Here’s Veronica.
Made this today! The clouds I’ve used for the background and the moon are both from Unsplash, which is like the best thing ever. High-res high quality images that you can do whatever you want with. Amazing.
Oh and of course, I made that video about what an artist is/what it’s like to call yourself an artist and stuff!
I almost summarised my creative week in my mountain-post yesterday, but I thought we’d go through everything anyway. Well not everything, if you want to see all the mountains you can just go there.
But yeah, I tried to make a buddy for Cosmic, but it was kinda hard. I mean this one is kind of the same style but I don’t like that it’s more naive in a way? Also I just noticed the stars are pink haha how did they turn pink!!!!!! Let’s pretend that was on purpose. :)))
So I made this attempting to not be as naive, but I’m still not that happy with it, so I don’t know!!
Anyway, I also made something completely different – this is “Monstera”! I had this ~vision~ of a geometric leaf, and monstera was what came to my mind.I tried to make another one yesterday but it turned out absolute crap. I tried to combine the pattern on the leaf with a triangle pattern but it was just a mess. Also I think the shape of this “leaf” is just ugly. STUPID PLANT. Do you have any recommendations for great leaves that could work in this kind of way? I don’t know enough plants. Maybe some kind of succulent would be cool? Hmhm. I also started making diamonds this week!! I just noticed this one needs a little bit of work (as if I’ll ever do that but whatever). Here’s one of them, which is a neony swirly one.
And then I made an underwater diamond!! Using some pixel sorting imagery for the diamond, which looks really cool!! Like light is bouncing inside it!
I’ve struggled this week. I’ve wanted to create, but everything just felt stupid and boring. So I complained a lil bit about it on Instagram a few days ago, and got the advice to try creating with a diferent technique!
And I mean, 2 years ago that would’ve been so obvious to me. That’s what I did back then, jumping from technique to technique trying completely new things constantly. I even challenged myself to only use one technique for a month a few years ago and found it so limiting and honestly it was a real struggle. And here I am after creating almost exclusively digitally – most of it with the exact same method as well – for months and months and I’m surprised I have a creative block. WEIRD HUH.
So yeah, I took the advice and picked up the SuperSculpey I got for Christmas. And I made a lil fawn. <3 Here it is before I painted it! I almost prefer it like that, because paint is stupid and wouldn’t do what I wanted it to!!!!!!!! Stupid paint. Anyway, I’ll show you the finished thing in a few days! Sometimes when I’m making abstract things I cheat a little bit. Well it’s not exactly cheating, it’s just a shortcut. I use the same picture to start with twice. Like the two above! Moa and Josie. And then I fell back into the black hole of being totally bored with what I usually created, and I tried to ~spice it up~ with a mountain! Actually really like this one so I guess it isn’t all bad! This is “Departure”. The same day I made some different mountains! Comet II. Actually realised I could make mountains like that (really simple with the polygonal lasso tool in PS) when I made this one for The Crate Challenge this week! Here is a link to the resources I used for this image. Also – this is a bit random as it doesn’t really have anything to do with this week – but I have business cards! Had them made for the exhibition I was part of a while back, and I think I handed out quite a few! Left some of them in the gallery as well hehe. Here’s what they look like! I probs should’ve written “artist” in Swedish on them instead of English though as two people have asked me why I’m calling myself an artist, thinking I meant like a performing/music/whatever artist haha. :(
Also spent like a proper hour and a half on makeup one day. Mostly because I failed a few times. Used a bunch of different eyeshadows that aren’t visible here, and added some dots under the eyes! Very “hip” according to a friend. Haha.
We booked the train tickets for my bff to come to me and in May and we’re gonna hang out for the first time in YEAAAAAAAARS. She hasn’t even met my cat = at least four years since we met.
Me and my other bff invented a game you can play on Facebook Messenger using random images and the drawing on images-feature. You just zoom in a lot and then draw what you see. 10/10 would play again. This raccoon with a gun is my magnum opus.
The most exciting thing I’ve made this past week is probs this self portrait-thingy. I decided I wanted something new as a profile pic on my socials, and I want it to show my face + my art in some way so I experimented a while until I came up with this!
The actual pic of me is kinda old though, but I need a new remote for my camera in order to take new pics of myself. So I just used this picture I had from like a year and a half ago.
Other than that I’ve made a few “basic” pixel sorting images!
Evelyn! Luanna! Runa. Winona. Also took out the old drawing generative in Processing and made Abigail!I made the Halcyon-series for Monthly Makers.
For The Crate Challenge on Hitrecord I made this! Absolutely adored SarahPalisi’s illustration of the house. <3 See all the resources used linked here.
Right after I made that self portrait at the top of the post CaptClare issued a challenge for glitching photography on Hitrecord. SO MUCH FUN. I used a simple app and Photoshop to glitchify this picture by MariaJack. See resources linked here.
THIS TWEET by Belphoebe (@ragsoflove). “Compare Harry Styles’ appreciation of teenage girl fans to 5 Seconds of Summer’s bore-off ‘edgy’ misogyny”. I’M SO TIRED OF YOUNG GIRLS’ OPINIONS BEING SEEN AS THE WORST. And 5SOS are just like “yeah ugh we don’t want to be just for girls” and Styles is just like “They’re our future. /…/ They don’t lie.” Like honestlyyyyyyyyyyyyy. <3 I love Harry. Here’s another tweet about it. 64k retweets like YEAH GO HARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay I’ll quit now.