Writing about authors, Annie Dillard warns: “He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write. He is careful of what he learns because that is what he will know.” It seems there is such a thing as useful ignorance. It is possible for artistry to be spoiled by intellect. Or maybe what we’re trying to say is simply this: Be careful what you learn in film school.
Art seems to come effortlessly to artist Shantell Martin. Her spontaneous, performance-based drawing style is striking, made in the moment, and has influenced so many other creatives in her space. She’s collaborated with brands like Tiffany & Co. and Puma, not to mention game-changing artists like Kendrick Lamar. She makes it look so easy — almost hypnotically so — but that doesn’t imply she hasn’t worked hard for her success. In fact, that’s exactly how she makes it look so easy: