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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Artistic Development - Excerpt from Guillermo Del Toro

This link talks about artistic development by director Guillermo Del Toro:

Thanks Focal Press. Check them out: http://www.focalpress.com/creativity.aspx

Motivation & Inspiration

An analogy, "You are what you eat". How we function is determined by consumption. You have also heard the words, "Crap in, crap out". If you want to succeed as a creative person you have to keep filling your mind with amazing material. Not only that; you have to know why something is amazing.

Whatever your passion is, seek out the good stuff. Read good books, watch good movies, listen to good music, read great comics. Soak it in on the first run. Then, go back and break down what was cool and why.

Was it a choice of sound, the way an image was composed, use of color / lighting / texture, the way something moved, the choice of words, pacing /  the way the action was delivered or described. Brake it down, analyze and apply what you discover to your own ideas. That is what the true artist do.

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
Bruce Lee

The "Wow" Factor

Came across this link that I found inspiring when it come to creation of fantastic art and product.

Check it out: http://bestanimationbooks.com/animation/updated-the-wow-factor

This is an except from an upcoming book from Focal Press which by the way is a terrific resource for art, animation, audio, film and graphic design books.