Marrying young is not the end of my freedom. It means I want to travel and see the world, but with her by my side. It means I still like drinking in bars and dancing in clubs, but stumbling home with her at 2am and eating pizza in our underwear. It means I know that I want to kiss those lips every morning, and every night before bed. If you see marriage as the end of your ‘freedom’, you’re doing it wrong.
Hi there! This is a completely non-art related question, but more dog-related. Random I know, but bear with me! :) I think I might get a dog in a few years time once settled in my new place, but is it ok to leave a dog for the day while at a full-time job? I only ask because I think I remember you and your partner in that situation..?
That’s okay! :)
My partner and I both work full time, so yes we’re in that situation. Having said that, we do not leave our dog Indi alone all day. Whenever we’re at work she goes off to doggy day care and goes for long walks in various forests and beaches with other dogs. I can’t tell anyone what to do, but I don’t agree with leaving dogs alone for the majority of the day. If I didn’t have the means to make sure she was taken care of whilst I’m at work, I wouldn’t have a dog in the first place.
They’re such loving social creatures and I personally couldn’t cope with the guilt of her being alone for so long, nor any anxiety issues she might develop as result. Not all dogs are the same, but I can’t help think being left alone all day is just plain cruel. I hope you put lots of consideration into that if you do get a dog.
Would you be offended if someone were to get your art tattooed on them?
I’ve yet to go on a rampage due to people having my work tattooed. I prefer it if people ask the tattoo Artist to use it for inspiration rather than straight up copy it (you know, artist to artist) but hey, I can’t stop anyone! And no I’m not offended.
While I don’t want to be the voice of reason that buzzkills your art dreams, the fact is few people can make a full- time living in this business. Fewer still can sustain a long term career in the creative arts.
It’s hard to know when to let something go. Or when to keep pushing through.
A full time art job is hard, scary and can be completely fucking heartbreaking at times. For all the people who want to do this for a living and make it their end-all, be-all ultimate goal- it is probably not the fantasy you are envisioning in your head. I could go on forever on the harsh, terrifying realities of earning an actual sustainable living doing this but i really don’t feel like reminding myself of how tired, isolated and stressed I am most of the time in order to make it work. I love what i do but…. I’m very, very lucky i got this to be a thing.
A day job is not an art crime, guys.
Important for recent grads, and not so recent grads.
Hey Charlie! First of all: I absolutely adore your art! But I have a technical question and I feel terribly stupid for asking you this. But here it is anyway: My tumblr layout is similar to yours and I noticed that whenever you post your own work, it really stands out and stretches over two columns instead of one. My posts are just all the same size. So my own pieces get lost in the bunch of stuff I'm posting. I couldn't find an answer on Google. Sorry for bothering you with this. :/
All you need to do is add ‘large’ to the tag section when uploading a post and voila! It’ll be a larger image :)
Hey there! I've been following you for quite a while now and I truly admire your work! I just wanted to know if you know of any jobs that are highly related to concept art work in the video game industry but don't require a ridiculously high skill level. I'm sort of trying to become an artist myself, but I'm not really any good and worry about my options. Even though art is somehow my main skill, there's just too much I still can't paint properly, I have no style, no technique...What to do? :' (
Oh boy. *Sucks in a deep breath*
Well thank you, first of all. I have to say I’m obviously not aware of -every single job going in the concept art industry- but: are there many that don’t require a high skill level?
No. Not to be a downer, but it’s highly unlikely. It’s a specialized, highly competitive industry. There are related jobs, of course, texture artists, modellers… but they don’t require less skill, just skills in a different area.
Perhaps it’s just something that’s meant to be more of a hobby? Get some practice and some confidence! Not having a job in the industry doesn’t make you any less of an artist.
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”— Alan Wilson Watts (via fuckyesoldhollywood)