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artistic nerves kicking in....whoops?

Unread postby sicklucidpainter » 23 Jul 2013 07:41

So I wanted to do a visual review of connect (even if I can't use it in the contest) because the album, in general really inspired me.

So i sit here with my pencil on my paper, the album playing in my ear buds....but I don't know where to start...

then when I do start something, I get nervous and scrap it; assuming no one will like it or the interpretation will not be favored.

This happened when I did art for Green Day's "Dos" album, I got flamed so hard with commentary about how they felt I had miserably interpreted the song. I slunk away from the fan base and stopped doing music inspired pieces in general after that.

I honestly was terrified to upset someone, that I lost my own identity. With the release of "Connect" I decided to give it another shot (not to mention you guys seem a million times more down to earth lol)

The biggest thing though, is I need some help on where to start. Anyone have any songs they want to see interpreted this way? Any help or ideas would be awesome for this
thanks a million guys


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Re: artistic nerves kicking in....whoops?

Unread postby dlcramer » 23 Jul 2013 11:26

I suggest starting with the title track "Connect" or the current single "There's No Going Back".

Remember that you are creating for yourself first and don't worry over what others think or say.



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Re: artistic nerves kicking in....whoops?

Unread postby Snowmonkies » 23 Jul 2013 12:01

Don't worry, I highly doubt you'll get flamed here! Besides, if you worry so much, it'll suck all the fun out of the experience. Just go with it and enjoy yourself :smile:
Might I suggest considering Under a Very Black Sky as a start? Off the top of my head, it seems like the song that has the strongest visual... bit in it. Can't think of the right word for it... imagery?
Or maybe one of the songs that have a very obvious message as a start, so you don't have to worry about the interpretation.


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Re: artistic nerves kicking in....whoops?

Unread postby sicklucidpainter » 23 Jul 2013 14:52

dlcramer wrote:I suggest starting with the title track "Connect" or the current single "There's No Going Back".

Remember that you are creating for yourself first and don't worry over what others think or say.



That's actually just what I needed to hear! Thank you guys so much for the support, I'll be posting the sketches for "there's no going back" later (that and "gunfight" possibly...but I'm still torn on my sketch lol!)


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Re: artistic nerves kicking in....whoops?

Unread postby sicklucidpainter » 23 Jul 2013 14:54

Snowmonkies wrote:Don't worry, I highly doubt you'll get flamed here! Besides, if you worry so much, it'll suck all the fun out of the experience. Just go with it and enjoy yourself :smile:
Might I suggest considering Under a Very Black Sky as a start? Off the top of my head, it seems like the song that has the strongest visual... bit in it. Can't think of the right word for it... imagery?
Or maybe one of the songs that have a very obvious message as a start, so you don't have to worry about the interpretation.



Yea, imagery was a great word for it. You are also very right, that was one of the first ones I thought about for visually interpreting (just hopefully my brain doesn't do that thing where it thinks of things better than I can draw...which unfortunately happens a lot haha)

Thank you all for the encouraging and empowering words, I can't wait to share this with everyone as I progress. Keep an eye out, sketches very soon!


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Unread postby Snowmonkies » 24 Jul 2013 11:15

sicklucidpainter wrote:Yea, imagery was a great word for it. You are also very right, that was one of the first ones I thought about for visually interpreting (just hopefully my brain doesn't do that thing where it thinks of things better than I can draw...which unfortunately happens a lot haha)

Aw dude, I hate when that happens! You get all geared up to go and you put your pencil down and the image in your head just isn't happening :ugh:


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Unread postby sicklucidpainter » 24 Jul 2013 12:00

Snowmonkies wrote:
sicklucidpainter wrote:Yea, imagery was a great word for it. You are also very right, that was one of the first ones I thought about for visually interpreting (just hopefully my brain doesn't do that thing where it thinks of things better than I can draw...which unfortunately happens a lot haha)

Aw dude, I hate when that happens! You get all geared up to go and you put your pencil down and the image in your head just isn't happening :ugh:



I'm actually crying inside over my watercolors atm, I finished the thing I wanted to do for "Under a Very Black Sky" and I can't finish :cry: :cry: :cry:


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