Hey! Everyone - the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a load of free art/art history books
Artist fatigue is a real thing so manage your time well!
My big tip is to design character silhouettes and use those to draft the stories you want to tell.
Add all the details and further flesh the characters out AFTER everything else is done being planned out. Don't spend eighteen hours drawing static wrinkles when you could be getting to the action instead!
alcohol related but also greenhouses!
My inspiration is the Bombay Sapphire gin distillery in the UK. It's been designed so that excess heat from the distilling process is pumped into these greenhouses to grow a selection of tropical and Mediterranean herbs which wouldn't normally be able to grow so far North. Those same herbs are used to flavour the gin.
And honestly, I really like the idea of a supercomputer providing the heat source for a garden, using similar architecture.
I've currently put my patreon on pause, as I feel bad about not updating it in ages. But I think after this kickstarter stuff is sorted, I should really start prioritising it more. Now that I can screen print, I may bring back my monthly postcard tier. My patrons have already got me out of many financial scrapes - If I can make it grow, it'd be awesome/I'd have so much more time to draw
Are you a UK-based artist? Do you have a climate-related project idea? Do you want to get paid to develop it? Do you want me to have your back on the tech side? Apply for a winter residency at Watershed (where I work, starting July 1): https://www.watershed.co.uk/jobs-opportunities/2019/07/watershed-mayk-winter-residencies
Okay! Enough of the screenprints came out well enough to send to the kickstarter pledgers, a bunch more came out (maybe?!) sellable. A whole lot came out with one particular imperfection that ruins the whole picture, but I might paint over then/crop them or something. Will post pics later/tomorrow!
@sajan yeah it wouldn't be for a long time, but it's definitely on my 'eventually' list
not sure if you knew i meant this poem, but putting blakes image on this poem would be next level clever / hilarious
Oh, and since I mentioned '70s butt-rock, McClintock has a new mash-up out. Boot out Crowder and all like him & make more room for the good stuff! :D
Thoughts from an 'ally' to 'allies'
Allyship if it means anything is often something that is best practiced out of sight of LGBT folks. The rooms that they are not in are the rooms where someone should speak up.
Did someone make a homophobic joke because no LGBT people are in the room? I know it's awkward, but you gotta step up to the plate.
Does your work not have gender neutral bathroom accomodations? Make a fuss to HR. You're cisgender. You're not risking anything by complaining about this.
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