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Searching for an Effective way to Practise Composition

Searching for an Effective way to Practise Composition | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Say you wanted to be able to draw more accurately, then the skill you'd need to practice would be your ability to accurately judge shapes in three dimensions and translate them into two dimensions on the picture plane. With building that skill as your goal, you could think up some exercises around it and get down to some regular, focused practice.

If you just draw a lot, over time your drawing will naturally become more accurate. But if you take that skill on its own and practice it regularly, deliberately and with focus, your drawings will become more accurate a lot faster. The greater skill you now have with that particular aspect of drawing and painting will then naturally become a part of everything you do.

 

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Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They’re All Free to Use

Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They’re All Free to Use | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:42 AM

 Now, thanks to the Folger Shakespeare Library, these images, and tens of thousands more from their Digital Image Collection, are available online. And they’re free to use under a CC BY-SACreative Commons license.

Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:44 AM

This isn't scifi related, but these literary prints might give some ideas for Steampunk costumes, or your time travel novel.

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The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science

The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Connecting our minds and bodies--by sleeping, stepping away from the keyboard, and breaking a sweat--might be the best way to get through a creative...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:59 AM

I’d love to have a toolkit that promised me great, creative ideas every time I sat down to work. Obviously that’s not going to happen--creativity doesn’t come from tools.

But luckily there are some tools that can improve our chances of working creatively. According to research, these six tools can help inspire your next big idea.

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Ali Anani's curator insight, May 19, 2014 12:27 AM

Relax and get inspired

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Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense

Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Most creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but are often quiet and at rest. They can work long hours at great concentration.

 

Most creative people tend to be smart and naive at the same time. “It involves fluency, or the ability to generate a great quantity of ideas; flexibility, or the ability to switch from one perspective to another; and originality in picking unusual associations of ideas.


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:30 AM

Mihaly describes 9 contradictory traits that are frequently present in creative people. 

Read the article and see if you can recognice some of the points. Check out the comments :-)

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14 New, Must-See Public Artworks Across the Globe

14 New, Must-See Public Artworks Across the Globe | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
14 New, Must-See Public Artworks Across the Globe - The Huffington Post

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GranGoddessa's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:08 PM

"Must-See Public Artworks"---which one is your favorite and have you seen any in person?  

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Poisonous and Insightful - Famous Quotes About The Arts

Poisonous and Insightful - Famous Quotes About The Arts | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

"Any work of Architecture that does not express serenity is a mistake".
Luis Barragán "Time" (1980) - 
An architect is two percent gentlemen and ninety-eight percent renegade car salesman.
-Anonymous
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture.
-Nancy Banks-Smith “The Guardian” (1969)

"Modern architecture is a flop. There is no question that our cities are uglier today than they were fifty years ago."
Phillip Johnson (1968)

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Macro photography tips and resources for beginners - Make your ideas Art

Macro photography tips and resources for beginners - Make your ideas Art | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Today we have 5 very interesting and informative videos aiming mostly at those beginning in macro photography.


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Steve Jobs: Good artists copy great artists steal

Interview with Steve Jobs (1994) about the creation of the Apple Macintosh. Did Steve Jobs steal from Xerox PARC?

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Urban Art Show promo | GRAFFART

Urban Art Show promo | GRAFFART | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

A live painting session by DXTR and ROOKIE (The Weird) on the hardcover slipcases for the 4560 art show book.
The 4560 Urban Art project is a ten year anniversary of the grand hall of fame in Saarbrücken, Germany. It contains an exhibition (starting aug 17th, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken) and a wall meeting (aug 24th – 26th, Saarbrücken) with artist from all over europe.


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Beautiful Combination Of Infographics & Pixel Art

Beautiful Combination Of Infographics & Pixel Art | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
For the SCION sponsored and Giant Robot curated show “Pixel Pushers”, Jude Buffum decided to explore the carnivorous side of the world of video games.

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Jitterbug.tv and the Dawn of Curated Kindie Content | Dadnabbit

Jitterbug.tv and the Dawn of Curated Kindie Content | Dadnabbit | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The concept isn't exactly new, but Jitterbug adds a couple of twists: One, they focus on independent artists who aren't getting a lot of push from other family content portals, and two, they're charging a monthly fee in order to ...
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The War of Art - A 'Must Read' for artists.

Amazon.com: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles (9780446691437): Steven Pressfield: Books...
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Creating Artwork using Visual Averages.

From The NewYorker:

 

Such images, according to AverageExplorer’s creator, Alexei Efros, a philosophically inclined professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, have a long cultural history. They were pioneered by Sir Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, who is perhaps best known today for being the father of eugenics. In an attempt to characterize the facial characteristics typical of criminals, he created what he called “composite portraits” by “throwing faint images of the several portraits, in succession, upon the same sensitised photographic plate.” He published his methodology in the journal Nature in 1877, noting, It will be observed that the features of the composites are much better looking than those of the components. The special villainous irregularities in the latter have disappeared and the common humanity that underlies them has prevailed.

 

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Train Your Brain to Think Like a Creative Genius

Train Your Brain to Think Like a Creative Genius | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Three keys to thinking like a creative genius. Maria Konnikova, a world-reknown Harvard psychologist and writer, explores what it takes to have a mind capable of matching the fictional detective/genius Sherlock Holmes

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 28, 2014 5:26 AM

As it turns out: you don’t have to be remarkably intelligent to be creative, you just have to know how to use the intellect you’ve got to produce ideas. Specifically, there are three ways to see this process through.

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The Next Big Thing You Missed: 'Eternal Kickstarter' Reinvents Indie Art

The Next Big Thing You Missed: 'Eternal Kickstarter' Reinvents Indie Art | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Patreon is a way to pledge money to repeated pieces of creative output. Founder and indie rocker Jack Conte explains.

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Jeremy Wilker's curator insight, October 22, 2013 9:51 AM

nice idea. hope it works well long term, which I think it will if you produce this type of content.

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Are you a high-functioning creative?

Some time ago I saw the wikipedia page for high-functioning alcoholics. Now, before assumptions are made, I am fascinated by wikipedia, and all its pages, and for certain reasons I found this. I then...


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stan stewart's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:09 AM
If you're like me and a few other people that I polled, this is so on point that it's scary.
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Do Great Choreographers Have To Be Great Dancers?

Do Great Choreographers Have To Be Great Dancers? | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
I received a great question from a reader and I just had to share it and my response, and see what you readers think.
She asks:
I just started taking dance seriously last year but I’ve always choreographed.
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Elena Cleaves's curator insight, October 22, 2013 5:26 PM

This is someting I've struggled with for awhile. I'm a decent dancer, and I know all the technicalities, but I'm not a classically-trained-since-I-was-2 dancer. I'm not amazing. Does that hinder my chances of being the choreographer I want to be?

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Why Thinking of Others Improves Our Creativity

Why Thinking of Others Improves Our Creativity | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Research indicates we're better at solving problems and being creative when we're thinking of others instead of ourselves.

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Capture The Moment - Half Photo Half Video: Cinemagraphs Come To Microsoft Cliplets

Robin Good: Microsoft Research has recently released its own authoring tool to create cinemagraphs, by utilizing short video clips in which, only an element is kep "alive", while all others are rendered as a traditional still photo. 

 

Gallery of examples: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/cliplets/gallery.aspx

 

Software Download + Tutorials: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/cliplets/tutorials.aspx

 

Cliplets Forum: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/cliplets

 

Find out more: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/cliplets/

 

 


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Hearing then seeing. The next entertainment 'sense' maybe touch!? Disney Augmented Reality

Instead, Disney researchers employ a newly discovered physical phenomenon called reverse electrovibration to create the illusion of changing textures as the user's fingers sweep across a surface. A weak electrical signal, which can be applied imperceptibly anywhere on the user's body, creates an oscillating electrical field around the user's fingers that is responsible for the tactile feedback.

The technology, called REVEL, could be used to create "please touch" museum displays, add haptic feedback to games, apply texture to projected images on surfaces of any size and shape, provide customized directions on walls for people with visual disabilities and enhance other applications of augmented reality.

"Augmented reality to date has focused primarily on visual and auditory feedback, but less on the sense of touch," said Olivier Bau, a postdoc at Disney Research, Pittsburgh. "Sight and sound are important, but we believe the addition of touch can create a really unique and magical experience."


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5 Tips for Getting Featured on Top Design Blogs

5 Tips for Getting Featured on Top Design Blogs | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

No matter what sort of art you create – whether you are a graphic designer, painter, illustrator, digital artist, videographer, or any other type of artist – being featured on the web’s top art and design blogs can result in...


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Cool: Google Maps now lets you ‘visit’ famous landmarks with photo tours…using YOUR images

Cool: Google Maps now lets you ‘visit’ famous landmarks with photo tours…using YOUR images | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

The chances are if you're reading this you've at least used Google Maps before, and the odds are you've also used Street View to get a feel for a place before you visit. But Street ...


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Tell Multimedia Stories With Tumblecloud

Tell Multimedia Stories With Tumblecloud | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Tumblecloud allows you to tell your stories using text, photos, videos and audio , be it a story about your recent travels, an engaging product presentation, an enhanced photo slideshow, coverage of a milestone like a birthday or anniversary, or a multimedia blog post.


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