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Impulse by angrymikko Impulse by angrymikko
Just a quick doodle while waiting for my scanner to install again. Samsung driver seems like the flakiest software ever.

Every time I draw flowers I remember this one art teacher that hated me. She always said that "This would be good but you draw like a girl!" It was NOT a compliment because of the way she said it.

"Impulse" Sumi-e on paper and a turpentine washed print.

Still drawing like a girl but not giving as many fucks as I used to. \o/ Don't let art teachers or anyone else bully you with their binary gender roles that they want to project onto your art. Tell them to go make their own fucking art.

Sorry for being so absent. The work I've been doing over the past few months is for the exhibition. Out of which I'm going to have also 4 pieces in a group exhibition in November. I want to post these pieces online only after the exhibitions are over. Still looking for a place for my solo exhibition. I can't wait to do more silly stuff after the whole project is done. My subject has been a bit on the heavy side. 

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amanda4quah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Oooh! A solo exhibition :D
byrds-of-midnight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
gate-teller Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
I like that. And I like what you wrote. 
ChicoConSuArte Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And a FEMALE art teacher said that to you, I don't know whether to laugh or cry XD

Yeah, I guess that's a characteristic of the human psyche... trying to proyect itself or to control others' mindset.

ANYWAYS, now a word on the artwork lol i like this smokey effect you achieved. Did this piece require mainly light thin strokes? Because the petals look like broad strokes but then I see other strokes (thinner) on top.
angrymikko Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
it's an old print I immersed in turpentine. A wip draft of one portrait that I did as part of the exhibition collection. The scan is inverted and placed as a background of the flower drawing. The paper itself was torn to pieces and I pretty much had to scrape it off the scanner class with a kitchen utensil. 

And yes she was a female art teacher. 

If only she had been able to witness my concept art class few weeks ago where I did a whole rant (with slides!) about gender equality and gender expression in character art.  =) 

Thank you for taking a look.
ChicoConSuArte Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What does that even mean? Like... girl = naive?
philosorapt0r Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently, it can also mean girl=weak in other contexts -.-

Even we females are sometimes guilty of saying "girl" with a negative connotation because that's what we were always surrounded by, that same mindset. :/
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