CuttleSquish's Summer Camp 2022 Extravaganza
I want to flesh out the art history of my world.
It's generally wise to begin at the beginning. So unless I'm struck with an idea of later art, I'll default to my world's prehistory.
I love art history, and I want to figure out my world's so I can draw it consistently (and also for a fun challenge). Writing for these prompts is to get me excited about drawing these things when the challenge is over.
GO FOR GOLD!!!
But y'know what? As long as I accomplish my creative goal, that's good enough for my needs. And good enough is perfect, after all.
This year I have easy access to study rooms and the campus library. I think the separation of space they provide will help me stay on track. I will also start right after my morning walk so my blood's flowing and I'm at peak mental performance.
If I make it a point to wake up at 8 each morning at the latest, then I can be at the library and writing by 9:30 each writing day.
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I'll bring along plenty of fidgets, gum to chew, and ambient music/sound to occupy the worms in my brain while I work so I can focus. I might body double too, if I can find someone.
I predict that my weekends will be unsuitable for actual article writing. Instead, I'll use that time to connect prompts and plan what order to write them in if I can't get around to it.
Of course, if I end up writing on the weekends anyways that's fine, but they're the only days this month I haven't committed to writing on in the mornings.
I'm something of a lurker, but I frequent the summercamp channel on the discord server. That's where I'll share my articles, and receive and give feedback.
Plus, my family is chill and I can ramble to them about my ideas whenever I see them.
Woahhh we're halfway there~
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My pledge page also functions as a hub! As I write, all articles will go under their respective prompt numbers here.
As I go, I plan to make notes on what's working for me and what's not so that next year can be even better than this one (and I get the feeling this one's gonna be pretty good!)
"Expanse" ~ "Leadership"
"Discovery" ~ "Monstrous"
The ways monsters and leaders are depicted play well into a culture's visual history. Discoveries can also be good subjects for in-universe art, but "expanse" is a little trickier. Maybe I can focus my writing on what places look like, or I can find some relevant way to misinterpret the word.
This is the playlist I've been using for all music that reminds me of Kyre, but there's much I want to refine about it.
Louie Zong is probably my favorite artist, and this dungeon synth album is atypical of his usual style but very immersive.
Since I'll be writing in a library if I can help it, I'll have easy access to a wide range of books about art history from around the world. If I find any particular useful or inspirational, I'll list them here so I can find them again.
- The Art of Southeast Asia by Philip Rawson (N 5877.A8R3 2003)
- The Formation of Islamic Art by Oleg Grabar (N 6260.G69 1973)
- Native Arts of North America, Africa, and the South Pacific: An Introduction by George A. Corbin (N 5311.C67 1988)
- Art of the First Cities by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (N 5330.A68 2003)
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