About Nudity...again?!?I guess it's clear I really admire the naked human body XD But... I've noticed that every time after I spend too much time "socializing", I always end up developing some kind of shame feeling about my art :/ ... and it takes some time of privacy and looking at all the beautiful nude art by other artists, just to get reassured and back into shape again o_o
Sometimes, like recently when I was on vacations, I even had some weird ideas like "maybe I should 'improve' my art by adding more clothes or finding some tasteful angles where genitals and other bits can't be seen"... And of course, going that way will make me worry less but it really makes me sad to think of such things! But every time I even simply go out and see other people in real life, I feel like I'm some kind of a pervert :/
But since nudity is so very common in art, I always wondered how other artists manage to deal with the problem... Or maybe I'm making up problems that don't even exist?
p.s. Actually while I'm drawin
I do . . . stuff. I like to create things. I used to draw, but now I mainly do photography. I photograph any subject that catches my fancy. Lately, I've been focused on fine art nudes. But that's not all I do with a camera. I'd actually like to make a living with a camera, but we'll see how it goes. I might be a sculptor, tomorrow, for all I know.
If you're not familiar with me (which I suspect is the case if you're reading this), I absolutely LOATHE the DeviantArt watermark. On principle, I don't fave or comment on any deviation that uses it. It's the only way I know how to protest against it.
Current Residence: Greensboro, NC, USA
"Aluminum" or "Aluminium"?
Both Americans AND Brits need to shut the fuck up about this one, because we're both right, and we're both wrong.
It was a Brit, Sir Humphrey Davy, who named the substance found in North America. . . . . He originally called it "Alumium", but was a bit on the fence about it and decided on "Aluminum" instead.
After a while, since it was part of companies names (Aluminum Company of America -- a.k.a. "AlCoA") and the Noah Webster Dictionary, that name stuck.
It wasn't until 1990 that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry determined that the element should adhere to scientific standards, and applied the scientific term, "Aluminium".
SO!!!! In much the way we don't refer to other elements by their scientific names (We don't call iron ferrium, we don't call lead plumbium, we don't call copper cuprium, we don't call gold augmentium . . . .), Aluminum should be an acceptable way of referring to the element that should rightfully be known as aluminium in the scientific community.
We're both right.
Get off our jocks, Brits. We gave you the shit, and you named it.