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user-inactivated  ·  371 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 17, 2018

Hermit looking at the city from a distance.

Hermit showing a flower to a curious creature.

Two weeks ago in Pubski I said I had an idea to draw a silent comic about a hermit who finds himself deciding to live in a city. Here he is. Obviously, these aren't comics, but I think I'm just gonna draw him in various scenes for a while, just to practice drawing.

I'm really and seriously thinking I'm gonna go back to school. It won't be for anything crazy, like a degree, but a friend of mine showed me one of my community colleges has a bunch of work certifications and work retraining programs and they look doable, and affordable, and I'm gonna fucking make it happen. They have so many options, from forklift training to HAZMAT certification, to clerical training, to machine repair, to all sorts of shit. I bet this isn't an anomaly. I bet there's colleges all over the place that offer shit like this. Best of all, it's not a for profit, over the internet, we're gonna scam you college. This is a real place, with a physical campus, with real teachers, and all that shit. This shit is legit.

I had a draining day at work today. All of my enthusiasm has been sucked out of me today. But man, when I think about this, and talk to Dala or my parents or my friends about this, I'm so fucking pumped. I feel like I've been facing a brick wall for years now and someone just came by and said "Psst. There's a sledgehammer behind those bushes. Go to town." This year, I'm gonna stroll over to that sledgehammer, give the wall one last look, and then beat the ever loving shit out of it until it's nothing but rubble. Fucking wall deserves to be nothing but rubble, cause I want what's on the other side.

Fuck yeah.

WanderingEng  ·  371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

While I have no background that qualifies me to judge art, I love your drawings. I hope you keep doing them and sharing them.

user-inactivated  ·  371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you! That actually means a lot to me. I don't think I'd ever win any competitions, but I think I've finally learned being "good" at drawing and enjoying drawing are two different things. Knowing people enjoy them a bit makes it that more worthwhile.

WanderingEng  ·  371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes! I enjoy lots of things I'm not good at!

There's something about your style I really like. I think it's the comic influence.

user-inactivated  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I went back and badged your comment. Yesterday took a lot out of me and honestly, that compliment did alot to turn my mood around.

I love art from all over the place (even product packaging, believe it or not), but comics are definitely some of my favorite. It's amazing to see all the different ways people decide to draw things and the details they decide to focus on or leave out. I didn't know it showed in what I draw, But I'm glad it does. :)

WanderingEng  ·  369 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think it's what's left out that appeals to me in your art. Although things aren't straight in nature, the straight(ish) lines of things like the river or the sun appeal to me for reasons I can't describe. Maybe it's like a story. I've heard it said that a good author doesn't tell a reader what something is like, they show them. Maybe it's similar here for me. Showing too much would have been telling the viewer, and instead the minimalist aspects help show me.

Again I'm no professional art critic, but I genuinely enjoy seeing your drawings and these pieces especially.

user-inactivated  ·  367 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, I'm hoping to do more like these ones very soon. Hopefully, both my drawing and story telling gets better.

Thank you. I hope you're having an awesome weekend.

keifermiller  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    to machine repair

You know what department is gonna be hecking hard to automate away?

Plant Engineering.

I'm not too optimistic about anybody's job being "safe" from automation. But those guys? They'll be fine for quite a while I reckon.

snoodog  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·  

May be safe but quality of life can suck because many plants are far away from major cities and it can be hard to meet people, educate children and find a job for your spouse in those areas

keifermiller  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The retail apocalypse is pushing more and more logistic operations into the metros.

Traditional shippers need more and bigger facilities to handle the constant rise in volume, and stuff like Amazon Same Day is only viable if they have major warehouses inside of population centers. Right now it's an industry that is labor heavy, but that'll change.

Pretty much every warehousing/logistics automation video I've seen on youtube is either robits or complex conveyor systems.

user-inactivated  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. Automation is one of the things I'm keeping in mind as I try and figure out what I'm gonna do. It's a pretty unsettling prospect.

AnSionnachRua  ·  371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can do it, rd! Smash em!

user-inactivated  ·  371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And when I'm done smashing it? I'm gonna show the next guy where the hammer is. Gotta pass on the help.