Thursday, January 10, 2013

The art of being still

Though written for and about writers... perfectly applies to drawing/painting or any other creative form.....

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/the-art-of-being-still/?hp

Time to stop blabbering and start working.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

STUDIES # 2

Here goes my second study.

study # 2


SPEED PAINTINGS # 2

Here goes the speeds of the week, did some 5 images.


speed paints week 02

Still feeling not comfortable with the choosing the colors and particulary the proportions and shapes are very off. On to the next week.....

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"Art & Fear" on Quantity vs Quality

Supposedly from the book “Art & Fear”:

“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot – albeit a perfect one – to get an “A”.

Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged:

The works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity.

It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes – the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.”

Mat Kohr on Building Confidence

It always pays to visit the ctrlpaint website... Matt is such a good teacher and also a great motivator!
This video is awesome.

Thank you mat for introducing Noah's website.
It has such a nice piece of advices and guidance material... 
Here is the best of the best..

I did a screenshot of this post and printed it out and added to my inspiring material..







Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ira Glass on Storytelling

The best piece of advice I ever found...




you can find the full version here.

so, DO A LOT OF WORK, PERIOD !