Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Creativity and Organization

Jonah Lehrer is a journalist who often writes about neuroscience and psychology, and he is probably the smartest person I've ever met. I listen to his contributions to Radiolab all the time. He's not infallible, but he is a multi-disciplinary thinker and he makes some compelling arguments.

I recently read a New Yorker article he wrote on the subject of creativity and professional organization. It's a fascinating read and I highly recommend it. You can find it here:

Hit the jump for more thoughts on it...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sketchdump 002

I did a new drawing. I was testing out a new inking brush I made for Photoshop CS5+. I'll be uploading my brushes soon. I'm currently revising my 2012 brush set and I hope to have an easy to understand, powerful set of brushes that you all can use.

This lady is Siloh. She belongs to Lea.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sketchdump 001

I'm working on another useful post. But for the moment, here's a drawing I did recently of my girlfriend:
Yay drawing : )

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Anime Movies, Shows, Studios, and Animators That You Should Watch.

Some lovely You Yoshinari scenes.
While I was at SCAD, I heard a lot of opinions rendered about anime. I've talked with everyone from fellow students to my animation history professor, and I've grown a little tired of the weird place anime occupies in a lot of animation talk. Everybody seems to dig its influence. Everything from the Matrix to Transformers to Teen Titans to Avatar likes its influence. But people seem to still feel that anime is by and large an adolescent one-off from real, serious animation that’s being done at Disney or Pixar. And I’m a little tired of hearing about how awesome Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli are. They do great work there, but there are dozens of other directors and studios out there that do incredible work that isn’t being dubbed by Disney, and they deserve some love too.

The list below contains my recommended viewing as well as some extra information to help you appreciate some of the uniqueness of the work. Keep in mind that this is far from a comprehensive list. The list only contains shows and movies that I have personally seen, and usually only ones that I don’t think get mentioned enough outside of otaku anime-nerd media. There are many, many, many works not listed here and you should go find them yourself after you read this.