The Bible says, “Out of the mouth comes the overflow of the heart.” In context, it’s talking about whether you have a wicked or a righteous heart, which can be determined by what kind of things you say and do to and about people.
I don’t remember what made me think to start layering my scanned drawings together into complex sketch collages.
The creative life doesn’t come easily and requires wise teachers, self-motivation, honesty and humility to learn how to turn the job of artist into a life’s work.
Last year at this time, I was asked by a friend of mine to create some prop artwork for an indie film she was working on.
You know that popular definition of insanity, right? “Doing the same things and expecting a different result.” Your creativity needs difference and variety of experience in order to be able to make new connections and generate original ideas.
Perspiration sets you up for inspiration. Or, as Pablo Picasso put it, “Inspiration exists, but it must find you working.”
One of the universal questions along the journey of following your passion is, “How do I get better?”
Many of the answers are often wonderful and correct, but vague and confusingly actionable. Here are some less murky things you can start doing today to improve your craft: