A message from Anonymous
You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.

samspratt:

Oh boy.

"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another. 

"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.

"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.

"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).

"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.

"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.

"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand. 

But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.

Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.

samspratt:

"Daenerys" - Illustration by samspratt

Finally finished. Had a little too much fun painting all that loose, whispy, wooshy, hair. Now right back to the art cave to continue research on a poster I’m particularly excited about.

In this whole world, what’s fair? 
We walk blind and we try to see 
Falling behind in what could be

i-was-so-alone-i-owe-you-so-much:

MY FRIEND USED A GAME OF THRONES QUOTE IN HER RE EXAM THINKING IT WAS FROM THE BIBLE

IM DYING AHAHAHAH

"The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword." 

JESUS DID NOT SAY THAT 

dogpuncher:

i am currently suffering from severe lack of kisses, please donate to my cause

the-queen-conquers:

thismachine-kills-fascists:

Harry’s entire outlook on life in one gifset

my entire outlook on life in one gifset

a true Targaryen

tom-bakery:

doctor who genderbend fancast - made along with monarchofthedesert, psypurplellama, notareasonableman, notevenbovvered, youcancallmehermione, paintedbrains and all the other lovely folks from wholockians brasil~~

first doctor: dame maggie smith | second doctor: liza minelli | third doctor: meryl streep | fourth doctor: lisa edelstein | fifth doctor: carey mulligan | sixth doctor: meg ryan | seventh doctor: fiona shaw | eighth doctor: gillian anderson | ninth doctor: lucy liu | tenth doctor: tina fey | eleventh doctor: zooey deschanel | twelfth doctor: helen mirren

infamymonster:

michellehoebama2:

I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FIRST SENTENCE IS

"What are you doing Rebecca?"
"I have a headache mom"
"WHY DO YOU HAVE A HEADACHE REBECCA

im gonna be hot in a few years i swear

mourilyon:

Just a bunch of Night Vale quotes. None of these belong to me. 

shouldnt:

what people think tumblr is: cat gifs + porn

what tumblr actually is: cat gifs + porn

akaghosty:

he put the fedora on top of the squid hat oh my god

akaghosty:

he put the fedora on top of the squid hat oh my god

Bubblegum Bitch vs. I Write Sins Not Tragedies

troylers-bae:

backthatassbuttup:

edgebug:

(x)

well it took me about 2 seconds to reblog this

HOLY FUCK