"Get the government out of my fucking snatch!"
It bugs me when people are unnecessarily mean. Like, you didn’t have to make that comment. You could have just kept your mouth shut and left that person not feeling bad about themselves. What do you gain from making someone else feel like shit? Nothing of substance. Maybe a fleeting moment of power but that’s gone as soon as it comes so why? There’s enough unhappiness in the world without you adding to it.
(Source: stilesgame, via kronilix)
Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Antiveduto Gramatica, c. 1600
I hope people don’t misunderstand what I like about ugliness.
I’m not mocking ugliness when I draw ugly trolls or grotesque creatures, not at all. I just love the variation available when you stop worrying about what’s beautiful or attractive or pleasing to look at and step outside it to find what’s daring, what’s extreme, what’s shocking and difficult and complicated and real and honest and dark and hidden and human. That’s why I like drawing characters with extreme features, “ugly” to me isn’t the opposite of beautiful, it’s another side of it. Each can provoke and inspire and when each is taken to a far enough extreme they become one another. They depend on eachother.
This is some artschool loser rambling I know but i’m just really committed to ugliness as an artistic ideal and I just have to talk about it sometimes.