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I haven't been doing much artwork over winter break. And by 'not much' I really mean 'not anything.'
But I have a plan for either next semester (depending on assignments and such), or over the summer. Maybe I'm crazy, but if not then hopefully this will turn out to be something pretty awesome. Maybe even shit I can sell, who knows. Here's the stuff that's been inspiring me lately:
Or maybe that's not quite right... Perhaps more like new versions of traditional Geishas?
Anywho, over the summer I saw Takashi Miike's Imprint, which was (incrediblyfuckedup) just an okay movie, but visually stunning to watch.
A few days ago I decided to download it and watch it again. Mostly because of my discovery of the movie Sakuran and the fact that it took me about 2 days to download it and I desperately needed something to keep me entertained in the meantime. ahem.
So yes. This brings me to Sakuran...
I like how I started this with talked about Geishas, and so far all I'm talking about are two movies about legit prostitutes. Not even trying to hide it like Geishas haha ooops
Randomly stumbled on this while looking for other movies with Masanobu Ando (aka Hat aka psycho machine gun boy aka pubes). I'm dying to finish watching it, but seriously this has been the movie download from hell. First it took forever to find, forever to download, then it downloaded into 11 different parts (though after looking around some more, I think that's the only way I can download it), then finally, after I though everything had been solved... I get to part 4 and I can't get the fucking subs to work. I was tempted to just finish watching it without subs, but I'm too into the story now ._.
I want to know what happens! Damnit, why don't I know Japanese!! D:
I'm going to try a few different things to get the subs to work, but we'll see what happens... either way, so far it is really interesting and also a very beautiful movie to watch. I WILL FIND A WAY TO FINISH THIS MOVIE.
Random side notes: SO MANY TOPKNOTS D8
also Joslyn - cat boy is in it :3
Recently, I found all of these beautiful vintage photos of Geishas (over at ImmortalGeisha.com... kind of a shitty website, but occasionally some decent information and lots of beautiful pictures.. I just wish they were bigger).
What I was mostly drawn to were what looked like simple headshots of all the different Geishas.
Maybe I just love anything in an oval.
aww fuck my foot completely fell asleep ow ow ow
I also found a number of pictures with two Geishas together, usually holding hands, or at least situated very close together.
For all I know these girls could barley know each other, but I look at them and I think sisters. Or more specifically twins (maybe just because I'm obsessed with the idea of twins. More on that later. much later. maybe never).
Lastly, I've been listening to Bjork a whole lot lately. I'm going to blame my declining mental state on her.
Just kidding. I love Bjork.
Going to raid garage sales, thrift stores, and the like, looking for those shitty paintings (or mirrors) they always seem to sell. Because more often than not those shitty paintings have awesome frames. Triple bonus if those frames are oval.
I want to do a Geisha series, mixing in imagery from movies like Imprint... I refuse to call these girls "modern Geishas" because to me that just means something more like "slutty Halloween costume."
I was also throwing around the idea of trying to create steampunk Geishas, but I don't know how well that would work out.... mixing something that is so traditionally Japanese, with something that is basically completely based on turn of the century Europe, and European fashions would probably prove difficult. I guess we'll see how things turn out.