Apparel Collection: Nerdy BirdCreativity can be associated with the nature of birds -- very capricious, observant, exploratory, and able to fly free and far in every direction. Imagine that you’ve gathered your tools and your focus is sharp. From a bird’s-eye view, you are ready to jump into your project knowing you have what you will need to succeed.More Like This
This concept has really intrigued me for a while, and I have drawn a few iterations. At first, I was inspired to make a coy bird with a nest that was formed with letters. The interlocking shapes of "Wildstyle" letters (an intricate form of graffiti) often reminds me of weaving or nest building. I began building this piece by stacking different drawings and a photo of a neighborhood power plant with a limited palette.
This bird was a bit too simple, so I pushed the complexity and the narrative of the character by adding fun words into the composition.
It’s fun to write into a drawing. It can often add feelings and meaning to the visual story th
Helping-the-unknown Feature: JulyWelcome to this month’s helping-the-unknown feature!More Like This
Apologies for it being a day late, which is my fault entirely; I got distracted by an important email and forgot to submit this article. Hopefully it won't happen again!
Dumpling-Canai’s digital pieces are extremely well drawn, with great style. Their use of colour is lovely.
buiducthuan’s intricate pencil drawings are beautifully done, and his paintings are also lovely, with great colour. He also has some great flower arrangements in his Gallery, which are also worth checking out!
AuthorshipYou're sitting at your desk with the lamp on and your laptop glaring at you.More Like This
You know this is important, more important than when you do it for yourself. This is the first time you're writing a story to a deadline and that deadline is in four days. It's stressing you out. You can't seem to enjoy writing anymore.
You've been sitting there for the last three hours so you stand up and walk around. The blood rushes to your legs and it hurts but you keep walking anyway, because it will only be worse of you sit back down now and then stretch around later.
You can't seem to put words together in a way that makes sense, to make words work for you the way they do for Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett. Curse this writer's block. Why does it have to set in now, of all times?
You leaf through the notebook you keep of half-formed plots and snippets of things you'll probably never continue, ideas that came to you in the middle of the night that you wrote down even if it meant losing a good night