What are some of Crane's hobbies? When he was little, what did he want to be when he grew up! I hope a unicorn. Cranicorn.
Everyone likes Crane a lot! As you will soon come to learn, that love is misplaced, because he is a very boring person. I may not be the best person to tell you that, though, because I love him to death. But Crane?? With hobbies??? he barely knows how to enjoy something. He spends all his waking hours on work. Maybe his work is his hobby. Maybe keeping the ranks in strict file is his hobby. Or plotting the best way to flay the skin off of the emperor’s elder son (start with his grotesque patchy adolescent beard???). Well, I think if he had to say that he enjoyed one thing more than all the rest, he would probably say cartography. He probably makes maps a lot, even maps that he shouldn’t have any need for militarily, and he likes looking at them. They’re probably the only decoration he’s got in his room, besides all his weapons, if those can even count as decoration.
When he was little he probably wanted to be a tribe-wide renowned warrior just like his parents 8((((((( or a unicorn. cranicorn
he just wanted to be so so so cool >:000!!!!!!! then things happened and uh those goals were forgotten. especially the cranicorn one
What kind of music does everyone like? What're Franz and Ronan's favourite bands, and with folks like Fallon and Crane, what our-world bands and musicians would they be into?
OH MAN MUSIC. Well, the easy thing to say for franz is that he likes everything, but if you looked at his ipod you would see a lot of music that just screams ‘hipster’ and a lot of music that is in Korean or Japanese. Animal Collective is a staple, and if you can think of anything that branches off of that (Broken Social Scene, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Band of Horses, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, etc) he probably listens to it. Almost all of his Japanese music comes from anime, but the Pillows is probably the only band he shows to other people because it “sounds legit”. He goes to small time concerts all the time, mostly as a social exercise, since 50% of the time he’s never heard of the band, or somebody’s friend is in it or something.
Meanwhile, Ronan sits in his room with his headphones on destroying his eardrums listening to shouty punk music. He likes the old stuff like Black Flag and Bad Brains, but he probably likes more current stuff like McLusky and Be Your Own Pet. He and Franz’s musical tastes only really intersect with stuff that has an edge to it, like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Les Savy Fav, Modest Mouse and probably also Sleigh Bells. Usually their dorm room plays some type of mixture that they can both agree upon. Ronan is not a fan of that “weird atmospheric shit”. Neither of them play anything that’s particularly mainstream, though Franz definitely has his fair share of Lady Gaga and Rihanna and such. Ronan refuses to listen to K-pop or J-pop.
Fallon would not like those boys’ music at all! “It’s just a bunch of noise,” she will say. “Their singing voices sound like whining. Or just shouting.” She would probably like stuff that is more akin to Iron & Wine, or Beirut, from Franz’s music library. Nothing from Ronan’s! But in the whole wide world she would probably like salsa and bossa nova the most. and Franz would totally dance with her to The Girl From Ipanema!! He would love it. Ronan will just put his headphones on again.
BUT CRANE??? WITH MUSIC?? That’s a hard one. He’s so austere! If he had to walk around America looking for some type of music that he’d like, it would probably be something totally out of nowhere. Maybe something like this recording of La Vie en Rose. Or gospel music in general? He’d like that. He’d be the most boring person at a concert though, because he’d just sit and listen with a completely straight face.
Ronan and Franz don’t really understand these people. It’s like they’re grandparents or something.
ETA: oh my god, i wrote an essay on this! how embarrassing
8. What is your favourite piece that you have done?
aaaa that is a hard-to-answer question! I think it is probably this one, even though it’s definitely not the most internet popular. I don’t know how to explain why, or if I can! It’s just something I had fun doing and it came out so effortlessly, so I think I might like it best because it was one of the best experiences of drawing. It’s also a weird surreal mood that I quite like to look at.
20. How would you rank your art? (poor, mediocre, good, etc.)
HAHA this is an even more difficult question. I think… I’m pretty good? I think that I’m good enough now that there’s no turning back—if that makes any sense. I’m an artist now, and I’m in it for good! I’ve achieved too much, spent too much time on it, have too many ideas.. I can’t see myself really “doing” anything else for a living, twenty years into the future. I’m nowhere near where I want to be, and my current job really makes daily practice an impossibility and slows down progress, but I’m determined to make it work!
uh i just remembered i have the 30 day pokemon challenge unfinished lol i’ll continue it next week probably. too busy this week for scanning and stuff but i’ll leave this here for myself to start filling after the pokemon one
i love talking about my oc’s and comics hurrr and now that the comic…
I am totally going to start doing this tomorrow, when I get back home from the holiday! It will help me to organize my thoughts on the subject and hopefully force me finalize the details.
Solid, there's a weight and structure to your art, it looks very palpable, you can easily imagine what the textures and shapes would feel like if you touched them. Imaginative, original ideas, creative use of color. Memorable character designs, people with personality and interesting looks. Also: curvy ladies and some serious noses, damn.
EE * U * this really did make me smile in the middle of the busiest day of the busiest week, and now I am finally getting around to answering you! I have been trying to draw lately (as in: today, har har) and feel super rusty, and knowing you think these things is terribly inspiring to get back to my usual level, and possibly beyond??(?!!?!!!???) excitement!!!