So picking up where we left off last time, your an artist making morphs and or inflation art of all sorts, so what can you do to get noticed by people. Well that's easy: be different from all the rest. That sounds so stupid I'm sure, like "jingle, I am different from everyone else! I do morphs of every hot girl out there, from Ariana to Zendaya!" But guys, that won't get you liked. You won't be a popular artist of you don't add your mark to everything. And I don't mean a Fucking stupid ass watermark that everyone who wants to be a major artist adds to each post, I mean like a spin or something that will make you stand out from the crowd. I'm gonna give you all advice on how to do this.
I can't stress this enough, what do all popular inflation artists have in common 9.75 times out of 10? Good quality! You guys say, "sure jingle, easier see than done" but no. I'm not even joking, I cannot tell you how many people wanna be the next amazing artist, but then provide art that looks like they didn't give two shits when they made it. Along with this, they choose images that are less than a thousand pixels big. In all fairness, you can work with whatever pics you want, but you will be able to tell in an instant if something isn't right in a morph. If things appear pixelated in a morph, and you can't use photoshop to fix it, throw it away. It's gonna suck, I totally know the feeling. But you have to put your best foot forward. Some stuff will fall into place super easily, while other things will be a pain in the ass to make depending on what you want. Just please for the love of god put in some effort into what you make!
Ok, pop quiz time! What do SB, Kirby, Monty, Zendor, Jumping, Celeb, jiggle, Faridae...pretty much any major artist and me all have in common? We have certain people we like to use more than others. SB and Kirby dude grew up watching more WWE than anything else, so when they decided to start their pages, they had a focus put on WWE divas like Paige, Sasha banks and Alexa bliss. For me, I just started out morphing whoever, and really until this year I was playing around with everything. So what happened to help me find the ranger obsession? Well it's a long story, but it's a super fun one.
Growing up I watched tv, and while my sister liked Disney channel, I liked the channel jet X. I'm sure some of you guys remember it, it played shows like Spider-Man, the classic x man show, and more power rangers shows than I care too count. But, I was always stuck watching either SPD or the newest jungle fury show, with episodes of operation overdrive thrown in. On the rare occasion I would remember seeing two personal favorites of mine: Dino thunder and ninja storm. But I always yearned for more. I had a DVD and vcr tape collection to rival anyone, and we used to keep them in these huge black cases with several sleeves, for dvds that we didn't have the case for. So one day I was searching through the stash, and I found a disc with a picture of the red wild force ranger on it. I was super young when I first saw the red wild force ranger, but I remembered the look. I thought "oooooooh, power rangers!" And ran to my sister in the family room, ready to play the DVD. However, my sister was watching Hanna Montana, and she wasn't willing to give that up. So I ran upstairs to my parents room, which had the only other good DVD player in the house. It took me five minutes to get the DVD in, and before I knew it, the DVD was playing.
Up till that point, I had seen episodes of all the series stated before, and the MMPR movie and turbo movie several times. So when I saw the first episode, I was baffled. I had seen Jason, Kimberly and Tommy before, but that was my first time seeing Billy, Trini or Zach. I saw the first episode on the disk, which was the episode where Tommy became the awesome white ranger. I not only felt like tommy was the coolest cat, but I actually sorta wished I was in Tommy's position. With Kimberly. Yes, seeing that episode made me start crushing on the classic pink. But that wasn't it. I saw the critically acclaimed storyline "countdown to destruction" which was the first time I saw the space rangers. And also the first time I saw the gold Zeo ranger. But I'm getting sidetracked. I saw the team up with lost galaxy and in space, and then the team up with light speed and lost galaxy. And to end the DVD: forever red. I felt something I hadn't felt in a long time: extreme joy from watching the show. No joke, I really enjoyed every part of that DVD. I must have put it on repeat 3 times that day before I went to bed. And when I saw jet x again, I wasn't the same kid.
So how did I get a fascination with the rangers at the age of 17? Well, I was browsing through DA for cool drawings, and I found one where Kimberly was being filled with a purple slime. It read "Ivan Ooze is a dick" and instantly I thought back to that god awful movie I watched. Then I started thinking about that DVD. Countdown to destruction. Forever red. The white ranger. All these thoughts of happiness stated coming into my mind. So I drew a detailed picture of Kimberly inflating like a balloon, being convinced no one would like it. That same night, not only did I find that Netflix had every season of PR ever, but people loved the Kimberly picture. Ever since then I've been watching PR each day, and morphing more and more rangers each day as well.
So why morph Amy jo? Why morph Felicity Jones and Daisy Ridley? Emma Watson? Why are these four more special than anyone else to me? Because they had an impact on me. Emma Watson reminds me of my sister every time I see her in that sweater and tie. I loved Star Wars just as much as power rangers growing up, and doing stuff with Felicity and Daisy reminds me of my childhood. Don't morph/draw shit that you think would look good to people VIEWING you page, do stuff that makes you happy! You grow up watching Star Wars and love the series? Do some Leia, Padmae, Rey and Jyn stuff. Are you like SB and Kirby, who have a fondness of WWE, divas are the way to go? You like games like overwatch, street fighter and mortal combat? Do some stuff with them, and if your morphing, use cosplayers you find attractive. One of the biggest lessons I learned just this year was to put your happiness at the top of your list. Don't do what will make me and others happy. Do what makes you happy.
Which leads me to the last point of this advice: Develop a character for yourself. If you like drawing, literally draw a OC to represent you! You like to morph, either make an OC or use a celeb to represent you and your interests. Erika is kinda my OC, even though I don't have a good pic of her on my page anymore (working on a sketch of her similar to the Violet thing. Just make yourself a character. The biggest thing I also learned over the years is to honesty be yourself. You guys may not know this, but how I present myself online is how I present myself in real life. I write how I talk, since the real me loves being open with anyone, and isn't afraid to throw in a bit of stupid comedy often. I don't lie in my posts, since I've always been against hiding yourself online. People only choose to show the good parts of your life, rather than the whole picture. I've always challenged being censored, giving you things like rants and discussions. Because that's who I am in real life: a person who doesn't hide things and isn't afraid to speak their mind. For any aspiring artists, try wearing your heart in your sleeve. It really pays off in the end!
So you all have advice on how to make art and how to stand out, but there is one major thing I have left to talk about, which if anyone has a brain, they should know what it is. Hopefully this was informative!