There are many art challenges going on all year. Which ones are worth your time and will benefit your career and progress? In this article, I discuss some of what I think are the best art challenges to learn from.
Note: This post has migrated from my website, and was more relevant in November 2019. Nonetheless I hope you might enjoy my insights into the process and what I came up with last October. It is finally November! Another night of terror has passed, and a month of ink drawings has come to an end. … Continue reading What I learnt from Inktober 2019
For many creative teenagers, Anime is a stepping stone into art. Its variety of genres appeal to many a young person that might not have seen anything like it in western animation or life action shows. It gets people drawing!Art schools however tend not to be in favour of maintaining an anime drawing style. Commercial … Continue reading 3 Ways Anime can teach us about Character Design – A Danganronpa Spotlight.
It is no secret that Hadestown is a clever adaptation of an ancient myth - the story of Orpheus and Eurydice and their fight against death itself. Mitchell's Hadestown has spun this into a more modern tale in which the divide of the classes, capitalism and the fight between living free and living comfortably stand … Continue reading Referencing myths that transcend time: Hadestown
On the 17th of November I had the rare pleasure of watching the London National theatre performance of 'Hadestown', with song and book by Anais Mitchell. After the original album and cast recording of this musical had stayed with me for over half a year, I finally had the opportunity to watch the music tie … Continue reading Hadestown: A detailed Plot Synopsis
"Thousands of stars in a midnight blue sky stared at the broken body unblinking and cold when he awoke some time later from mercifully painless unconsciousness. A crescent moon smiled at Remus assuringly, the mirror image of the face of a loving mother he only vaguely remembered. Tears burnt their way down his aching, dust … Continue reading To Fall Awake
I've certainly been there before: You've been drawing for years, grasped the basics, and your friends tell you you're a talented artist, but chances are you have internalised the sheer amount of wonderful artwork online and realised that you still have a long, long way to go until you yourself are fully satisfied with your … Continue reading From Hobby-Beginner-Artist to Intermediate-And-Improving: 5 Tips to make the Jump.
Trust is one of the most important things in any relationship. That much most can easily agree upon. Lack of trust was named one of the top four reasons for the breakdown of a relationship according to the relationships indicator survey 2011. It is more difficult to specify what we mean when we say: We … Continue reading The Trust That Matters
Conflict makes for good prose. We all adore a well written and thought out villain, often finding their domineering character and dark complexity more compelling than your average heroic do-gooder. As we grow up, we come to realize that the childhood idea of the villain: The do-evil-for-evil's-sake, aim for world domination and chaos; Is usually … Continue reading The Dark Triad of Personalities: Traits of the Everyday Villain
There are many defining moments in our lives. Moments that changed our view of the world in one split second, made us rethink our decisions, affected our personalities or altered our perception of the people around us. Sometimes however it can be difficult to point towards them: Change is gradual. Revelation is, rarely, like a … Continue reading A life-lesson anecdote about what made me take one step away from teenage angst.