Cadmium’s worse than lead?

January 21, 2010 at 11:39 am (art, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

Recently I read in the newspaper that cadmium is worse than lead and China has started putting that in toys to replace the lead.  But if its so much worse then why do my art paints have cadmium in them? Some paints still have lead, but to be safer they put cadmium in them which is supposed to be worse than lead?  Does this make any sense to you? Personally I’m not interest in going crazy or destroying the environment which I feel I must do when I clean my palette.

Kagehime

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Trapped in a Box

January 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm (art, jobs, rant) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m having trouble deciding on a REAL career path because everyone always wants to put you in a box.  It doesn’t really matter if you fit there or not, but it allows them to better understand you and I suppose it is easier just to go into a box that’s already there instead of making your own. I’m not even sure I want a box at all.  Once you create a box you create limitations.  Although it does help to be categorized, but people will try to do that for you so I guess I don’t have to worry about that.

I could go to grad school for advertising/marketing in

Art Direction which is for people who like design, photography, fonts, basically think visually

Communications strategy which is for the people who ask why…and why not, insights for blue prints, eager to solve business problems, look for new ways to interact with people, are a culture junkie

So if I do communications strategy will I get the chance to do art? Or would I be too insanely busy? Which would in turn drive me insane.

And then if I go back for art I’m far behind the other applications in the fine arts department or to be an art director actually.  I have very little experience with a mac and that seems to be a pre req for all the concentrations.  Wtf is up with that.  Supposedly “all creative people use a mac” so I must not be “creative.”

And if I want to be a creative director some day it looks like being an art director or copywriter is the way to go.  Or being Lady Gaga. Sarah Jessica Parker, or Lindsay Lohan.  Celebs seem to be snatching up the office of creative director left and right.

Then I have the problem that I want to start a business, draw comics, paint, and I want to make money.  Which track will get me money and allow me to do what I really want to do?  Not to mention the price of grad school is outrageous.  Who can afford that even with loans? I feel sick to my stomach thinking about it.

There’s a No Doubt song Trapped in a Box that describes this problem pefectly.

Kagehime

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Cartoonified

November 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm (art, cartoons) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

cartoonme

 

With the magic of photoshop I was about to transform a normal photo of myself into a cartoon version of me like they’ve been doing in some of the commercials recently.  If you remember what commercials please tell me.

And no I’m not obsessed with myself but I’m the only person I have full rights over my picture and I don’t have any models because I don’t have money like that.  So like many artists I will keep doing self portraits until I can get someone to pose for me or something. Look Vincent Van Gogh did a ton of himself.  We share the same birthday among other things.

 

Kagehime

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