Do you love cats? Do you hate cats? Either way, Hacky Cat is for you!
My good pal Ken Wong quit his salary job last year and made this awesome game which came out today. You must keep one, or multiple cats from hitting the ground and exploding. It sounds simple but it’s quite difficult, while remaining fun and hilarious. The art is wonderful as well.
Mike Mitchell’s newest Just Like Us print, depicting his version of Omar from The Wire, will go on sale tomorrow at gallery1988.com. Stay tuned to our Twitter (@galleries1988) or our Facebook (Gallery1988) for the link announcement.
So what you’re really trying to say is…”Omar’s comin………………...tomorrow at some point”
mynailsarethecoloroftheuniverse: Hi. I want advice on art. Lately I feel absolutely uninspired. Like I have no desire to draw but I know I really like doing it and I want to get better. How do you motivate yourself to draw when you've been in a funk for a while? How do you get your groove back when you've been kinda not in an art mood? I've been feeling like this for months and it's starting to annoy me. If you do answer :) thanks a lot. I appreciate it.
You’re not alone in feeling uninspired at times. I don’t know of an artist who hasn’t gone through a funk. Honestly, I go through multiple per year, and sometimes they last for months. I find it horribly depressing, and it’s one of the bigger challenges in my life.
When I’m in a funk, I take a break and find things I like to do. Play video games, catch up on movies/TV shows. I also search around for new work to be inspired by. I eventually feel like I’m wasting time and the itch to create something grows into an uncontrollable urge.
In the end though, you need to find out what will get you out of your slump. In my opinion it is what separates artists from hobbyists. For example. I would LOVE to learn to play an instrument, but I’ve never been able to fight through the slumps, I will dedicate an hour a day for a month and then my interest will die and sometimes I’ll go a year or more before I pick it up again. If it’s something you want, then prove to yourself you can do it. This is an invisible wall that a lot of people can’t get past.
The one thing I really appreciated about art school was being forced to practice art for three years straight, even when I didn’t feel like it. I may have not creatively been there 100% but I still was improving my skills by doing things like life drawing, along with other assignments. If you are short of ideas, try to teach yourself something new. Use that time to build technical skills. If this is something you can’t push yourself to do, then it might be time to have a serious internal discussion about what it is you really want.