Art Libs on Twitter

Friday, September 11, 2009


Once upon a film in a far away land called Tea, there lived a gelatinous fingernail named Brian Quentin Webb. His diet root beer was so tasty that all the earwax of the land was all very jealous. Not only was Brian colourful, but also he was also very gifted. Brian could take photos like no other person could. Some said that he was a spleen and that his gifts were really cagey. One day an evil rangefinder became so measurably flippant that they decided to curse them with a spell of Monkey Pox, which would cause Brian great gamy. The only way for Brian to break the spell was to play on one foot, while juggling Sponge Bob pens, and drinking a potion containing ginseng, red-eared slider turtles and someone’s left kidney. And all would be kaput unless it was sealed with a logbook from his one true love, Rachel Maddow. Brian made a jolly recovery and married Rachel Maddow and they had 33 children and lived presently ever after.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part is picking up the camera. It's always in my messenger bag and, even though it is mechanical, really takes so effort to use. The hardest is learning how to see. Unlike other forms of art, including other genres of photography, you can't create or physically move objects around to create your piece. You can't pose or stage anything. You have to develop a sense of sight...learn how to see compositions in what already exists.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Of mine? This one: "Longing". It features one of my sons, so I'm biased.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The people. Their energy, their sense of community, their talent, and their willingness to share. All of it helps me to continue to mature as an artist.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
"What's film?" Seriously. But the kids was only 12 and really, truly didn't know...before his time. God now I feel old. He liked the "look" though.

Please make sure to check out his deviantART page and his blog! And as always, remember to respect the art and the artists! The art on this blog is here because we were given permission to put it on here. If you like the art and would like to use it for your own blog or web site, you must ask permission from the artist first and none of the art is to be taken, stolen or reproduced! Respect the art!


  1. "You have to develop a sense of sight...learn how to see compositions in what already exists."

    I would have to agree. Learning photography or taking good photos is not easy. You have to be able to learn how to see things in a different way. A way that will show the beautiful side of a subject or an angle that will tell a certain interesting story.

  2. Art isn't easy, for an artist it can come easy, but there are so many factors involved.