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    Shea Hembrey "How I became 100 artists"

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.


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    That was pretty brilliant actually. And his paintings are pretty amazing:

    Shea Hembrey "How I became 100 artists"

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    Awesome.
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    This guy, I mean, this guy.

    Amazing stuff. Makes me wonder if "Shea Humbrey" is really a real person and not just another made up artist personality. That would hurt my brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwarrior View Post
    the point of this is lost to me. What is his goal with doing all of this?
    My understanding is pretty much what he introduced the talk with - he's a contemporary artist very disillusioned with the contemporary art scene. In the end the entire project is a brilliant piece itself, full of humor and commentary on the contemporary art world. Doesn't seem too mysterious.

    That's just what I got out of it, ManlyBrian posted it so maybe he has some further insight.

    Edit: Not to mention the fact that he gets to explore and play with a whole bunch of interesting concepts that he wouldn't be able to any other way, since artists struggle with being pigeon-holed or put in very tight boxes.
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    I loved that he could explore the gamut of art. The barbed wire piece was brilliant in concept.

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    The main reason I posted it was because I thought the project idea was an interesting one and some of his works were creative, regardless of whether they may have been rushed.
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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    OK. Different take on it. I found it brilliant.

    Black Spot, the barbed wire piece was my favorite too!
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    No offense to the OP, but I've just felt like I wasted 8 minutes of my life with that video. I don't really like the concept. He pretended to be 100 bad famous artists that I've never heard of. Kind of amusing at first, but not... Really.

    Maybe I'm having a bit of a case of really bad bias because I was just working on something a few hours ago that I'll never, ever use because it doesn't fit with my standards. There's also another almost-finished drawing that I posted in my tumblr that I feel it's off. Also, shockwave flash just crashed and burn on me when I tried to skim through the rest of the video. Nice. (Fuck you Adobe, you money-hungry, self-serving bitch.)

    I guess today it's a bad day for me.

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    I think a lot of artists, writers and musicians get known for doing one type of their 'art' and feel it hard to break out of that box everyone has shoved them in. Being someone else can get you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I think a lot of artists, writers and musicians get known for doing one type of their 'art' and feel it hard to break out of that box everyone has shoved them in. Being someone else can get you out.
    That's what side projects are for. And sketchbooks.

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    And NONE of his made up artists made any werewolf/steam punk/girl-covered-in-tattoos-with magic-powers, glowing hand/mecha cyborg ninja thing that "I" like, so I mean its pretty worthless right? Waste of time?

    Some of you need to dip your heads outside CA and other production art-forums once in a while and get some new vistas, maybe it will shake your heads out of your behinds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwarrior View Post
    I find it incredibly self serving.
    All art is self serving.
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    As an idea, that whole show was brilliant and really inspiring. As a person, he seemed rather sleezy to me.

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    To be honest, looks like a bunch of royalty free images.
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    I've always like the idea of pseudonyms. Thought about creating my own as an experiment, but it would probably be a waste of time. Could be useful for targeting specific markets though.
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