Haha awesome! It’s being featured in the “Valentine’s gifts” section of a magazine actually. Which I thought was hilarious at first, since there’s a bunch of bitter and cynical relationship drawings in there.
But the more I think about it, the more it seems like the perfect gift.
I hope it does the trick!
At the moment I mainly watch Breaking Bad, and not much else.
I haven’t actually. People have recommended them to me but I’m too poor to buy any. I’m sure violins are playing all around the world now.
Apparently they’re very good though. I use cheap Staedtler felt pens or Sharpies mainly. I bought a few Letraset ProMarkers to try out as well. For a while I became obsessed with the idea that I needed to buy mega expensive markers to try and eliminate pen marks and clean up my drawings. But the longer I’ve done Quoteskine the more I like pen marks and shit like that. All the stuff that actually makes it look like it’s been hand drawn.
I suppose different markers are good for different jobs really.
If I ever end up using some Copics I’ll be sure to do a post about them.
Haha, cold and desolate are two words I feel a great affinity with at the moment.
I did an around the world trip for a year, and almost everywhere I went was HOT and sunny. So maybe I guess I have a lot of unvisited cold places.
I always feel like I shouldn’t go back to places I’ve been. But there are so many amazing places that going to them once just isn’t enough!
There are still plenty of signed books for sale in my shop!
In fact I have some new stock on the way this week.
The shop is at: http://leecrutchley.storenvy.com
It means, bored of being poor.
I’m pretty poored right now.
As well as a little bored.
Let’s talk about it.
Or other stuff: http://www.quoteskine.co.uk/ask
I’m afraid I’m entirely the wrong person to ask. I tried to watch Sherlock, and something else that people think is wonderful with a name I don’t remember, but they weren’t “my cup of tea” let’s say.
I really enjoyed Luther when that was on, and Waking The Dead was pretty good. I guess crime dramas are what Britain is good at, so check those out. Other than that, maybe some British people who actually watch tv will tell me some good ones to tell you.
There’s a guy wearing a hockey mask who’s been trying to get in my house all night.
Keeping the door locked seems to have worked though.
Who’d have thought it was so easy!
Haha yeah I’ve seen that too. I can say for certain that it’s not me. I was pretty good at French and German in school, but that was a long, long time ago now.
Thanks for such an awesome message! I went to my local HMV the other day to see my book in a “real shop” and they’d sold out. Which is pretty amazing, but I could’ve done with knowing it wasn’t in there before walking to the top floor.
Anyway, my 100% honest advice for your art GCSE is do whatever the fuck you want. As long as you have a good idea and execute it as best you can you’ll be fine. I told my art teacher the idea I had for my final GCSE work and she said if I did it I would get an F, guaranteed. As I said in the book dedication. But I’m so glad I stuck to my guns and did it.
In my uni course I let myself be lead in a direction I didn’t really want to go with my final project. Which in the end was just terrible. I quit the course and walked out while actually putting up the work for the final show. The lecturer talked me into going back and finishing it off, and I’m glad he did, but I literally scraped a 2:2 by the skin of my teeth.
I’m sure if I’d have gone with my ideas and believed in them more I’d have done much better, and more importantly I would’ve actually enjoyed myself. I think the most important aspect of any artistic work is that it comes from you. If you want to draw a tree, it’ll turn out a million times better than a tree that you’re told to draw. Every time.
Education is the last place where you pretty much don’t have to give a fuck about what you’re supposed to do. As soon as you get into the “real world” you’ll have a hundred different people telling you to draw a hundred different trees. But whenever you make the time to draw that one tree that is because you want to you’ll notice the difference.
That’s my opinion anyway, maybe it’s terrible irresponsible advice. I’d like to think it isn’t, because I truly believe it.
And, as I also said in the book dedication, I got a B in art.
Suck it, Mrs Brown.
Haha, thanks. I laughed when I put it in too, and then wondered if anyone would actually read the book properly enough to get it.
Glad you did!
Ok, these aren’t my “3 favourites”, but they are 3 of my favourites. And rather than give you reasons, I’ll give you a quote from each that kind of represents the reason.
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
“If the pigs were gathering in Vegas, I felt the drug culture should be represented as well. And there was a certain bent appeal in the notion of running a savage burn on one Las Vegas hotel, and then just wheeling across town and checking into another. Me and a thousand ranking cops from all over America. Why not? Move confidently into their midst.”
Into The Wild
“I’m going to paraphrase Thoreau here… rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness… give me truth. ”
Walk The Line
“I’m asking you to marry me. I love you, June. Now I know I said and done a lotta things, that I hurt you, but I promise, I’ll never do that again. I only want to take care of you.”
I’m not really “proud” of any of them I don’t think. They’re only drawings.
I have trouble picking out favourites too, I like a bunch of them all for different reasons.
Thanks very much! I’m really glad to hear that my drawings have inspired you!