Come and Embrace Your Geek!

The occasional random musings of a gaming, painting, studio artist and full time dad. You will mainly find my own work on here, with a smattering of reblogs and a ton of likes. Follow me on twitter: @EpicToneDogg where I tend to talk about games, films and art. I also swear on there.

I sell the odd thing or two over here: www.epictonedogg.bigcartel.com/
Happy Birthday Bats!
16 x 20”
Acrylic on Canvas

Happy Birthday Bats!

16 x 20”

Acrylic on Canvas

Will Graham’s Windigo

Acrylic on canvas

17 x 13”

WIP #acrylic on #canvas. The ice Kings Kingdom #AdventureTime

WIP #acrylic on #canvas. The ice Kings Kingdom #AdventureTime

WIP #acrylic on #canvas. #AdventureTime

WIP #acrylic on #canvas. #AdventureTime

WIP #acrylic on #canvas. #AdventureTime

WIP #acrylic on #canvas. #AdventureTime

Tweeking some old material,  hand embellished prints up for sale

Tweeking some old material, hand embellished prints up for sale

brando-calrissian asked: As a creative person I'm finding it difficult dealing with the ins and outs of my regular job while trying to still fulfill myself and my passions. I've hit a road block this week teetering on self doubt and just trying to work through this. Any advice you may have as you are my creative guru would help me out tremendously. Thanks bmb.

brianmichaelbendis:

 my philosophy is you make your creative life as important as eating and sleeping. and I know some people think it’s easy for me to say because I make a living but some of you know I did this for YEARS, over a decade, without making one damn dime.

just decide that your lifestyle involves creative output. and any frustration you have about that should make it into your work. your frustration shall not fill you with self-doubt it shall fill you with something to write or paint or draw about

shall.

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

Ira Glass

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littlelimpstiff14u2:

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The strange pieces frequently involve two or more characters merged into a single form, which could been interpreted as commentary on mortality, or multiple personalities/perspectives.

http://bunkyo-art.co.jp/artists/YoshitoshiKanemaki.html

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/03/yoshitoshi-kanemaki/

Wood sculptures will get you.