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    call me crazy

    Ok i just created a gmail account called bigartdirector, i login, create a brief that i want to see completed and email it to myself with a tight deadline attached.

    I receive an email in my regular account from bigartdirector and treat it as an actual job from start to finish. Result is more art than normal.


    am i crazy or is this ok ? it offers a little disconnect to self critic your own work.
    email bigartdirector@gmail.com to receive the breifs also.
    bigartdirector - get back to work wheres my dam art it was due 2 days ago, this is unacceptable


    -alti
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    I do the same thing when I need to do research for my classes. It is a great idea.
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    Hey, whatever works, man...

    Now if you could just find a way to get bigartdirector to pay you big bucks, you're all set.
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    I find it crazy, and flaunts a desire for a split personality. I mean you know the work needed to be done so... do it! Get a dry erase calendar... post it next to the front door.. and circle the date you need something done. Then just do the work.

    Do you bicker with yourself over specs and colors? That would be amusing and a good sign Clozapine will be in your future.

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    ^ I second that notion.

    I have a dry-erase calender as well (sitting on the couch cause I'm too lazy to hang it up) and it's great.

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    modi123 > no theres no bickering we get on great

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    To add realism, do your sketches in 9 hours then wait 28 days into your 30 day finals deadline to reply to yourself with an approval email. When you mention to yourself that the deadline is now pretty tight, email yourself with "Well, that's the deadline".

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    Baron Impossible> at that point i'd take Clozapine and forget bigartdirector existed,

    i'm just after a structured way for myself to keep up my studies and personal work and thought it might be a handy way to do it.

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    This reminds me of part of the plot of Philip K. Dick's A SCANNER DARKLY, where the protagonist actually begins surveilling his own "deep cover" alter ego with remote cameras and treating himself as a separate person.

    He winds up a near-vegetative, shambling shell of his former self. Small price to pay for art...go for it.
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    Hey crazy, have you met psychotic?
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    In my opinion, it isn't all that crazy. I mean, lots of people who are "successful" have been known to have less than normal habits and i'm of the mindset that it's because they do whatever works for them.

    The mind is a complex thing, and it doesn't operate the same for everyone. If some people just need to tell themselves "i really need to do this, so i better do it" to get something done, while someone else needs to send themselves mock-emails to achieve the same result than so be it.

    I dont think it's crazy, i think it's smart. do what works for you.
    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    In my opinion, it isn't all that crazy. I mean, lots of people who are "successful" have been known to have less than normal habits and i'm of the mindset that it's because they do whatever works for them.

    The mind is a complex thing, and it doesn't operate the same for everyone. If some people just need to tell themselves "i really need to do this, so i better do it" to get something done, while someone else needs to send themselves mock-emails to achieve the same result than so be it.

    I dont think it's crazy, i think it's smart. do what works for you.
    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    I think that's a great idea! Hardly crazy...unless you start talking about the good and bad world/sports/stocks news events going on in the same email transaction...I guess. XD

    Sometimes I have to do something similar, except I don't email myself. One self is the calm, reasonable one comforting the other, who is in panic mode trying to get herself out of finishing and hoping for a miracle.

    I think emailing my prone-to-panicking self in advance would probably work in my favour!

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    You should mail yourself a brief that states you want an original character in an unique style. Then once you send sketches reply with "make it more like World of Warcraft".

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    U mad, u mad.

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    Someone at my moms job was found out sending email threats to herself, and she got genuinely scared of them. She even got a free vacation just so she could get away from the person that threatened her. When they found out she wasn't allowed to work anymore...
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    Quote Originally Posted by alti View Post
    call me crazy
    You are crazy
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    Next stage of craziness would be smallartdirector sitting on your shoulder and telling you what to paint .

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    You should spend hours and hours and hours on a piece and then once you send it to bigartdirector you never get an email from them again and you never get paid...

    HAHA... HA HA... HAHAHA...


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    Alti

    This is not crazy at all - it can change your life. Being a very modest guy and not narcissistic at all, it may come as some surprise to you that I met the love of my life in this exact way. It was all really perfect until I found out she was a man ... or, well, until he found out that I'm a dude. It was defintely a disappointment, but I'm keeping faith in this method.

    Best of luck!
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    i loled in a good way
    it is pretty crazy but mind destroying
    about a month ago i created a second facebook account
    and when i start getting into the info about him i start going looney!!!
    AM like WTF he likes the same stuff as me, but he aint me but me because i created him...asgdauigfa
    i started to feel my real personality going under stress because i made this account
    who is me but not me @_o
    i cant make myself log into that account because it toys with my mind
    am already looney enough ><


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    @alti: Tried out your scheme, and it was working great until bigartdirector didn't pay. But then I created another alter-ego called "baseballbatcollections" to go get my money...

    Hold on a sec, someone's at the door...
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    That's a great idea. Sometimes I don't paint because I don't know what to do, but what you do is like building a portfolio for a specific client, you put yourself in the shoes of the client yourself and you act like one, very interesting idea.

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    I don't think it's crazy at all.

    I instill strange spiritual meaning into this hat which transforms me into a different and more extreme artist who can accomplish anything... so being a bigartdirector and yourself seems perfectly legitimate to me.

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    I pretend an art director or a famous artist is watching me over my shoulder, when I'm half assing around my drawings. Finally something turns out decent, and it gets me motivated to top that drawing. This is how I attain momentum.

    Sometimes he leaves the room, I start doodling and I have to yell at him to get his ass back in here.

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    if anything, you got a funny thread out of it

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