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Monday, March 17, 2008

the heavy, heavy weight of an invisible anxiety

I never do anything for illustration Friday. I think it's dumb. If I do, it's all posthumous attribution.

I got illustration attitude via Flickr, for doing this. I guess I am supposed to create something new with the illustration Friday topic in mind. I can't attribute the topic to something I have already done. I can't break the rules, and there are oh so many rules. I have never been good with rules, organization, or tags. Tags.....are stupid. As if a title and description isn't enough, we need more vocabulary. Oh, and the image has to be relevant to the topic by their standards, not mine.

I guess illustrators and artists are two totally different breeds. If I can't get through the eighteen plus projects currently rolling around in my head and on my desk, how I am going to do a piece of work revolving around one word, in only a few days?

Maybe an illustrator can do that, maybe I could do that in illustrator? Maybe I'm not an illustrator, and all of these illustrations I have done are just drawings. I could care less.

The illustration Friday topics are always so fucking cheesy and G-rated! Garden, plain, heavy, leap, soar, stitch, blanket. Illustration Friday is a wet-dream for unambitious graphic designers and illustrators of mediocre children's books.

If they ever decided to have grown up topics I would participate more often. These are several topics that would make it much easier for me to participate:

death
whore house
overdose
blood
anxiety
euphoria
fear
methadone
adult
etiquette
opiate
despair
atrophy
sedation
holiday
depravation
transportation
apathy
sex
nakedness
regret
conspiracy
autoscopy
woman in trouble
degradation
obscenity
addiction
insatiable lust
intense greed
mania
appetite

I need to start my own subversive illustration Friday for grownup's with bad thoughts and horrible habits.

So, if you're reading this. I have used illustration Friday, broke the rules, and now I admit this is a meek attempt at luring people to my blog.

Let the hatin' begin, or the complete silence, perhaps.

5 comments:

art4friends said...

i am thinking that looks pretty heavy to me.. how is it not suited?

meh, i like it.

im scared of illustration friday. i agree with you.. to many ideas that i already need to fulfill, let alone adding one more!

OSKAR MORBIUS said...

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OSKAR MORBIUS said...

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Richard said...

You should really start your own Illustration Friday.
Maybe you can call it something else.
Like "Illustration After Thursday" (just so no one gets confused)

jessica-m said...

Honestly, I was thinking about it. I can see it happening in the future. A depraved illustration Friday. Illustration after Friday. Illustration all weekend. Illustration on Thursday too. It's a party.