Saturday, January 6, 2007

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.” ~ Salvador Dali

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Amanda has become what she calls an "Art-Munkey" which I have come to guess means that she draws pictures for other people who can't draw pictures for themselves. Where the term came from is beyond me - I think she pulled it out of an American manga book called "Dramacon" and molded it into her own, er, identity?

Well ... whatever it means, she told me the other day that some of her friends have asked her to draw zodiac chibis (super-deformed characters) for them and that they would be willing to actually pay her for her efforts. She said that she would feel strange taking their money so wants to do them for free. Being the overly practical (read "cheap!") New Englander that I am, I told her that she should at least trade them for the necessary supplies needed to draw them as the Micron pens that she uses aren't exactly inexpensive ($2.99 a piece at the local Michaels)
but I doubt that she'll even do that. Yep, my daughter has a future as a starving artist ready and waiting for her!

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The nice thing about her current zodiac chibi project is that she has actually had to spend some time off of the computer drawing the things lovely works of art. This, of course, gives me some extra time to use my own computer without being nagged at every five minutes as to whether I'm done yet or not. Hmmm, now that I think about it, I wonder if maybe more of her friends need the services of an "Art-Munkey"???

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Care to see more of Amanda's art? Go to her Deviant Art page by clicking here! Encourage her to draw more and be on the computer less!

8 comments:

  1. Well as someone who has absolutely ZERO (and I mean BIG FAT GOOSE EGG) artistic ability, I am always in awe of those that can draw!!

    Awesome job Amanda!

    And I think you're pretty lucky you have your Mom to feed you right now, because you certainly are going to be a "starving artist" if you want to continue working for free!

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  2. I like the art work, maybe she will not be a starving artist.

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  3. I like your daughter's deviant site. I know a kid who has a site there for her anime. I think the whole anime thing has been great for artistic kids--a socially acceptable reason to draw. My son is 14 and likes Full Metal Alchemist but he cannot draw anime.

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  4. Did i hear Fullmetal alchemist! :O yay for roy msutang!!!

    -ahem-

    thank you everyone for the commetns :D

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  6. It all looks pretty good!

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