Sorry for not making such posts for some time. I'm too busy with busy work, and I tend to work in bursts of energy rather than a steady stream of work (metaphorically, I'm a batch processing system, bad at time-sharing).
Anyway, this roundup will be about KlalaskaXD
, two Polish artists. Other than links to their sad pony arts, I shall also give some information on them, which may be useful in understanding the context of their art.KlalaskaXD
Her page: klalaskaxd.deviantart.com/
Her tumblr: klalash-has-no-brain.tumblr.co…
(contains no valuable content as of writing)
On Derpibooru: derpibooru.org/tags/artist-col…
(occasionally contains tentacles)
I found KlalaskaXD some time in November 2012. By then her gallery was much bigger than what it is now. After some uploading, her uploading frequency tapered off fell silent, and she eventually purged her gallery sometime in 2013.
From my observations:
She lives in Krakow. Is in high school as of 2013. Used antidepressants (and maybe still do). Likes Higurashi no naku koro ni (examples: derpibooru.org/238383 derpibooru.org/183772
Personality is highly turbulent, with interpersonal relationships patterns are very stormy. Reminds me of DSM-IV definition of Boderline Personality.
Her art style is typically Polish: thin and black lines, matted and restless, slightly wavy, never smudged. Subdued colors, always desaturated. Subdued lightings, always in a twilight.
Her art in particular is very visceral. The eyes, the mouths, she always drew them with wet and shiny details. She always drew the eyes like soulless glass marbles, pink lacrimal caruncle in the corner of the eye, the dendritic blood vessels grasping over the eyeball, the eyelashes, sharp and pointy, tiptoeing one by one. She always drew the teeth, humanoid teeth, covered in a thin film of saliva, shiny. She always drew the tongues, thin, delicate, a rosary of saliva hanging down.
Her art: Always creepy, never happy. Cold, sharp, and full of tears, mucus, and saliva.
It's too bad that she left.
Example arts: derpibooru.org/67591derpibooru.org/192385derpibooru.org/211622derpibooru.org/174535
I suggest you go through the whole collection of her art on Derpibooru.Avile13
OK, Avile13 is not actually relevant, but I thought it's worth mentioning here, since Avile13 is KlalaskaXD's friend (notice how Avile13's icon
is holding hands with someone on the left side? KlalaskaXD's icon used to be the other half), and both have very similar art style.
This is the only piece of sad pony art from Avile13.Appendix: Reprint of the journal "Read it" by KlalaskaXD
Since the gallery of KlalaskaXD is in danger of eventual purging, I think it worthwhile to preserve some relevant information from her page: the (highly fragmentary and stream-of-consciousness) journal that explains (as clearly as she could, at least, I hope) her decision to leave. Or maybe not. Maybe this is pointless, the reprint, and the whole idea of preserving information after its owner has abandoned it. Maybe this is just the necrophilic obsession of an archiver, hoarding every trace of a dead past.
by KlalaskaXD, Jan 11, 2014, 12:28:46 PM
So yeah, I'm outta here. I can't stand it. People still keep asking me why I dropped drawing and deleted 90% of my gallery, and that i should come back. I HATE to talk about it, and everytime I try to explain understandably, I end up crying. It's just not for me, because I've been too... MUCH about drawing. Not only memories of fake friend I still love that all stayed in my art, but also getting too deep into my thoughts while drawing. And so I used to end up not eating nor sleeping, but sitting, thinking about past, future, coming to conclusions, and yeah, this stuff, my social life was ruined, I started getting bullied for my drawings, and yeah, avoiding PC for months, also I tried to do worse stuff, yeah, right, maybe I was worthful as an artist, but that's kind of materialistic, don't you think? Whatever, nobody's gonna understand me, right? Just stop telling me to draw. I appreciate that some people care about me, I really do, but... the effect is opposite. It feels like only my products count.