Bainbow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nuclear Fusion

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    • Creativity: Annual 2016

      3 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion

      So it's coming up to about a year since the tragic passing of Monty Oum, and about a year since I found myself trying to keep his legendary creative flame alive by beginning a creative passion of my own, however lesser and weaker it was than his. But it does me no end of good to find myself currently working with a full group of other artists on a video displaying the work that Monty inspired us to make, to be posted hopefully on the anniversary of his passing. It makes me smile to see how many people he's inspired, because even if we as individuals can't really live up to the massive creative flame that was Monty, we can strive to match his brilliance cumulatively, working together or independently, or however we really feel like working, in order to keep the great creative flame alive. It's at this point I'm reminded of a quote from ol' Monty himself. "The effort you put forward transcends yourself, for there is no futility even in death." In a very bittersweet way, this has become extremely true of Monty's work. His creative genius has transcended his very life, and still inspires us even a year after his passing. We can still feel the ripples that he left behind, and he's managed to light a fire in so many of us. This video should prove that.

      So in light of this, I feel the need to share how far I've personally come with my art in this past year. I started out with absolutely no idea what I was doing, just started mindlessly slapping paints onto plastic. Came out looking like this abomination.
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      Ugh, I still feel like I'll never live that one down. I've seen children's toys with better paint that this. But I kept moving forward. A lovely lady by the name of Gemma started teaching me how to paint properly, and I moved forward. Some projects worked:
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      Others did not.
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      That one on the left is intentionally obscured, the clothes and knives came out great but the skin is just appaling. And I painted it very recently too, damn it. Goes to show that I can still easily mess up. Still, it served as a learning experience and I plan to strip the paint off and do it again, I refuse to get lazy. But I think my biggest achievement so far would have to be this.


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      A very rare model, and with a tonne of paints put into making this come out right. But this, my most recent project, I think has come out very well. I'm... actually proud of it, first time I've ever been proud of some art I've made. I feel like I've finally made some real progress. And really it's all thanks to ol' Monty Oum for inspiring that in me, for making me strive to be better than I already was, to make me want to create something. And in the end, I really just want to compare that first godawful model with this latest one that I'm actually proud of. You did that, Monty. I may have made it this far, but it's only because you gave me that push. So thank you so very much for all you've done, Mr. Monty Oum.

    • 3 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion
    • 3 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion
    • Creativity 3: Direct to DVD

      3 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion

      I've been attempting to be creative and to paint for, what, seven months now? Still think I'm awful, but I've managed to make my own style that nobody else seems to use. I'm identifiable now! When I realised this, it was the first time I actually felt like I had some level of artistic talent, even if only a small amount. I had a little niche mark that only I could lay claim to, it felt nice.

      But forget that, what I really wanted to talk about was I was painting the other week and my brother wandered in and started watching me paint for a few minutes, before suddenly asking me if I could teach him how to paint. Teach! Like, spread the creativity on to another person! Holy hell! I wanted to be able to do something like that ever since I started, but to actually have the chance is a very different thing. Even if I'm not good enough to teach somebody, I can at least cultivate that spark of creativity. Then maybe he can pass that creativity on to somebody else too, and create this big chain of inspiration. Maybe it'll make the world a tad more colourful.

    • 3 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion
    • 3 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion
    • Colourful Creativity

      4 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion

      Just over four months ago I posted a journal entry titled "Creativity" in response to the passing of Monty Oum. In it I pledged that rather than mourn for the great man, I would try to follow Monty's example and become creative like he was. I very soon latched on to painting models. I bought supplies, took some lessons, and just spend the past few months practicing painting whenever I could in an effort to get good. Well a month or two ago I pooled everything I had learned and attempted my first major project, something that took me the better part of two months to finish, and yesterday at about 9pm, I finally finished it.
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      Now despite the low picture quality messing with the colours and making it look worse than it is, I still think it looks awful. But it's so much more than anything I could have done four months ago. Now, after over 19 years of being an unartistic philistine, I finally have something. It's not much but it's mine.

      But today I realised that, through sheer cosmic chance, I finished this months-long project on the 22nd of June. Of all the three-hundred and sixty-five days to finish on, I finished my very first project on Monty Oum's birthday. I guess the big man must have took some time off of whatever work he's doing in the next life (because we all know he's still working, come on) to give me that little extra nudge or something? Or maybe it's just coincidence. Either way, it makes for a fitting, if accidental, tribute to the man who inspired me to be colourful for once in my grey, tiny life.

      Thanks, Monty.

    • Death of a Legend

      4 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion

      Christopher Lee died. In all seriousness, that's tragic. The man was an absolute legend, an utterly fantastic actor, a great singer, and a truly iconic man.

    • Soon ...

      4 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion

      Now I am the Featured User! My plan has begun, soon this site shall be assimilated! Ahahaha!
      (I'm very sorry, RT, I didn't mean it, please don't sue me.)

    • 4 years ago

      Bainbow Nuclear Fusion
  • Comments (13)

    • Lex_von_ghul

      3 years ago

      hey bainbow late Congratulations on being featured user

    • MattDavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      So I've been gone for a long while. Sorry I missed your big day. Happy featured user day? 3 weeks late? smiley12.gif

    • indiart28 RTX 2017 Guardian

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

      • Bainbow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nuclear Fusion

        4 years ago

        One step closer to 100% completion.

    • Monotony

      4 years ago

      Gratz on the front-paging!

      • Bainbow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nuclear Fusion

        4 years ago

        I'm slowly taking over.

    • MrVash

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

      • Bainbow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nuclear Fusion

        4 years ago

        Thanks a bunch.

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      4 years ago

      merry featured user day!

      • Bainbow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nuclear Fusion

        4 years ago

        Thanks, pal.

    • AlbionBard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Heres a sample of the HEMA stuff i was talking about.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO9bCcAmuFI

      • AlbionBard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I know right? fencing is good, but the variety of weapons and tactics really draws me to the hema side of things

      • Bainbow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nuclear Fusion

        4 years ago

        Oh. Oh now this looks very interesting.

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