David Johnston is known for his work with ninjas. Dave first started drawing when he was only 6 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the whipped pressure of being a child prodigy slowly got to him and he had a striped breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own pancreas! Dave found rusted inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his bedroom for all the bikinis to see! Dave eventually got married to Megan Fox and they remain together seductively in their pyramid with their 7 children. Dave would like to thank Julius Caesar, Jean Claude Van Damme and Vermeer for their constant support and inspiration.
What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part about being an artist is being able to say whatever you want and most people will simply say "it's ok, he's an artist". Kinda like when you have a Brain tumor, you can simply act and say pretty much anything ... " it's ok, he's a brain tumored artist".
The hardest part is everyone takes their time paying you, sometimes to the point of of desperation and you think about doing gay animal porn videos online so you can buy pasta. I like pasta.
Where and how do you find inspiration?
My inspiration is an easy thing to explain. I don't want a job. I'm an artist, not a walmart greeter or procyologists (both shitty jobs) , I am an artist and that's all there is to it. I'm willing to go through the ups and downs so that also makes me kinda bad ass as well. I'm a bad ass artist... Not bad ass as in I need to see a proctologist though.
What do you feel is the significance of online communities, such as deviantART, to aspiring artists?
I think online art communities are awesome. I frequent them all the time and sometimes use some images there to draw on the sidewalk with my chalk art. Sine of these artists are incredible and should be billionaires... Such amazing work. It's also a great place to get good honest criticism and advice while exposing ones art to a mass of humans which would be otherwise unlikely.
What is the weirdest, strangest or funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
One if the strangest things I've heard while doing sidewalk art was " you should become and artist because you're a great painter". Weird because I was using chalk not paint ( hard to distinguish from one another) and this was when I was nearly finished doing a life sized replica of a piece called "song of the angels" which was bad ass. So I had said "doesn't doing this show I'm an artist" to which the reply came " yeah but you can't buy it so it's not art"......
Many stupid things have been said like "can you do a family portrait for me, I can give you like $50 and I'll make sure you eat that day".
An old lady once spit at me for painting batman because she told me it was an abomination of God. If God actually existed I wouldve prayed for batman to kick her ass.... And not that pussy Michael Keaton batman but rather the psycho Christian Bale batman because he would do it right.
What advice can you offer to other artists?
The best advice I can give other artist is to limit your carbs...you will become too fat and get hyper tension, the "silent killer".
Have sex at least once a week... Even if you don't have a partner.
Challenge your abilities... If not you'll become bored with yourself and boring to others. I have failed at this myself at times so i know what im talking about. We are artists, not chimps, ... We are the writers, painters, poets and musicians, we are the Creators, which means we move forward to forge moments unimaginable by others. We are the fucking leaders, start acting like it.
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