Graphic Design Solutions.
Graphic Design Solutions.
My SketchBook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=139784
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
vineris I re-read Carpe Jugulum last month, one of the best I reckon. I'm just finishing Unseen Academicals his latest one, it's ok, it introduces new characters and it's based on football so it's a bit more difficult to get into.
Reading Thud! next
I haven't picked up Unseen Academicals yet, partly because I'm not into sports and partly because I'm not into the wizards as much. But the new Tiffany Aching book's just come out so I'll be getting that soon.
Recently finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Really liked it, will read the next one soon.
Currently on the go:
"Generation A" by Douglas Coupland
"Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (that's been on the back burner for a while, dunno why)
I just fnished "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by "Douglas Adams", I'll order on Monday the next book "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe".
Oh boy, how much I love this kind of writing style.
Just read The Rum Diary by Hunter S Thompson.
... and currently reading Catch 22 by Joseph Huller and Naked Lunch by William Burroughs.
"No, on second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place."
Pride Of Baghdad is one of the best reads in years, it's a little short, but that's because I couldn't put it down. Oh yeah the art is amazing btw.
I started reading it and I keep on loosing interest. I swear I'm going to finish it though. Allen Moore always has a point, but jesus christ could he get to it sooner. This is a very jagged read.
I guess it might make me sound exceedingly dull, but I've been reading "On Liberty" by J.S. Mill.
Despite being by a British philosopher (or perhaps because of it), his essay for me really grasps the spirit of what the grand American Experiment in Democracy is supposed to be all about. At times his words depress me, because of how obviously corrupt our government has become and how ignorant our people have seemingly grown, but every word I've read thusfar has been nothing but pure gold.
For more "recreational" reading, I've got the first three Dune books floating around somewhere. Been meaning to start those up for a while now, Dune's gotten pretty high on my list if for no other reason than how long it's been in my reading backlog.
-My work can be found at my local directory thread.
Correspondence Artist by Barbara Browning
Reading Dune for the first time. Been meaning to for a while now. It's awesome!
Necromancy by biglu. Kidding.
My reading queue:
The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
The Mistborn Trilogy (and maybe the mistborn novel afterwards) by Brandon Sanderson
And I'd like to finish The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
And a bunch of art books.
And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
My first try at a western, it's AWESOME so far!
CRITIQUE AS YOU WOULD BE CRITIQUED
THE ABOVE LINK IS ALL YOU NEED
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=200044 <- Sketchbook - filled with unhappy things.
Right now I'm reading Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson, a magical-realism novel just packed full of totally gorgeous imagery. That seems to be common for her.
Before that I had just finished Dry by Augusten Burroughs, an autobiographical account of his life working in advertising in New York while also being consumed by a heinous case of alcoholism. As dark as it is, it still made me laugh three times in the first ten pages.
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury
A whole bunch of things, which probably isn't the best idea because I can't seem to finish any of them this way!
Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head by Rob Chapman
The Poets Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux
& (my Dad's book) The Gift of Life: Enhancing Your Life Through Mindful Awareness by Dr. Neil Kobrin
That Syd book is both great and awful. At times it's inspiring and paints a vivid picture of the late-60's London scene and at other times it's horribly boring and probably of not much interest to anyone who is not a professional "sydologist." He goes off for pages proving that one letter was in fact written in 64 and NOT 65. Stuff like that. Really extensive research on stuff that no one really cares about.
The Poets Companion is pretty good. There's stuff about form, which is what I want, but I'm not quite there yet.
My dad's book is wonderful. I hope you all get the chance to read it some day.
'A Stolen Life' - by Jaycee Dugard (box of tissues and a strong constitution recommended)
'Letter to a Christian Nation' - by Sam Harris
"Limit" by Frank Schätzing. I don't know, his first book ("The Swarm") was pretty fucking amazing but this one... He's just not good enough in the dialogue and characterisation department to tackle a book where wants to do a psychology study of a million different characters while telling a science fiction thriller.
Check these out too:
Rotor - GoGoJoJo
"Limited drawing skills are OK if they are offset by a fearless commitment to putting images on paper."
"I mean, What is a chair? It's an anti-gravity device." Glen Keane
"The difficult part is continuously realizing when you've stopped enjoying the process, and re-aligning yourself. It's kind of like meditation/being an art ninja..." ceddo
Recently finished Ivanov, by Anton Chekov. Hoo boy, does it get exciting at the end. I'm gonna mull over it for awhile before I start another Chekov play.
Currently reading "Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan,as well as "A Dance with Dragons"
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
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