Soon I’ll be uploading that sweet sweet review of ACNL. If you have any questions leading up, lemme know yo, lemme know—
Just finished my latest painting. This one is for my eastern philosophy class “Competing Images of the Sage” and I titled it “Lao Tsu at the Holi Festival”. As you can see, the top image is the unfinished outline while the bottom is Lao after he was assaulted with paint. Though it sounds super pretentious this is a metaphor for the expansion and consumption of Taoism by the growing Buddhism within ancient China. For that reason I decided to stick to a more ancient Chinese “outline-like” painting style for Lao while masking it and covering it with the vibrant colors of India’s Holi festival. For years these two religions have influenced and combated each other for stake within the east. I was inspired by this spiritual battle over physical domain and I will likely continue with this theme in the future. Hope you enjoy!
I may or may not be selling this piece depending on price negotiation.
Please credit! Made with acrylics on canvas
巨人と交信 / contact with giant
Great pixel artist with unique style. Although many pixel artists jump on the Superbrother’s art style usually telegraphed by the rectangular bodies and one pixel wide limbs, Hermippe generally find a new way of making interesting combinations from “Dali esque” shapes and animals.
Very interesting, check it out!
Well, since I’ve been flooded with messages in the vain of “Why you do that?” or “You’re not hot no more” or me personal favorite: “What happened to you guys? Jesus doesn’t like Mohawks” I thought I would clear the air for you guys. Going into Cole mode for a sec.
Hair is hair. It grows back. Mine grows back particularly fast. Cole and I have always had odd hairstyles to say the least. This is historically accurate lol. Not only that, but hair is very much an expression of yourself. Keyword expression. I implore everyone to experiment with their hair, as not only is it fun, but it is liberating in many ways to stray away from the social norm.
Someone asked me the other day on the street, “Dylan, why do you wear your hair like that if it is objectively regarded as better looking to women the other way you had it?” I answered such: “To like someone for their physicality is a shallow notion. That’s not to say that it is unnatural, as everyone does it, including myself, though there is a socially defined norm for what is generally deemed attractive on males, and sadly, it is usually directly correlated with a sort of “tameness” or a style most closely associated with popular media. Cole and I know this all too well, as around the time we started the show and a bit after that, every 11-15 year old boy had the Toe head dogtown long hair look we did, even yes, Justin Bieber as well. Much of our perception of “cool” or “hot” is determined by these current trends, as we are social primates are we not?” Suffice to say it did not convince her, but no matter! Your hair should always be for you, rather than them.
Not explicitly an act of rebellion, but instead an act of acknowledgement. Acknowledgment that people will always vilify the pariah. Both Cole and I know this all to well as well. We both have gotten accustomed to the fact that there will always be naysayers, so we do these types of things anyways.
If you encounter people who act on the outside of the bellcurve, chances are they are wayyyyyyy fuckin’ cooler than people who strive to obtain normality. Support, aid, befriend, or talk to these people, as they are also generally the ones who may want it most.
On another note, I decided to get a mohawk, not as a punk phase, but rather because I thought Dwalin’s from the Hobbit movie was so awesome. Definitely modeled after these d00ds : http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440056a&prodId=prod780895
tl;dr? cut my hair because I like dwarves. If you like dwarves, you should too.