I should be heading to bed right now, but I am looking at lots of artistic stuff at the moment, that’s keeping me pretty inspired. Here are a bunch of links I want to save (and will read more in detail later).
- ParkaBlogs; Book Review; Vanishing Point: Perspective for Comics from the Ground Up : One of the things I am spending a lot of time working on is perspective; it’s one of my biggest Achillies Heels that I’m trying to solve, and I’ve read several books on the topic; definitely need a lot of practice in this area, as I still have trouble identifying the vanishing points in composition filled with complexity.
- Comic Books and the Role of Education: Grabbed this from Gene Yang’s blog; I agree with the author, as it provides a different dimension, a different, and arguably, an accessible medium in learning.
- Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces: I need a lot of help with drawing portrait figures, as I don’t have enough exposure to this area.
Meanwhile, in terms of life, I am trying to develop an artistic focus for my creative outlet. Some questions I am currently answering right now:
- What sort of stories am I trying to tell, as an artist? For example, am I interested in transportation planning visualization? I also have a love for historical Asian dramas, so am I going to work on historical stories? I do have a strong interest in Chinese urbanization issues. Similarly, I have a love for language learning, as demonstrated here, and I am currently exploring with creating language videos based on dialoguesprovided here.
- What medium should I delve into? Sketching, drawing, animation, comic-book, story-boarding, info-graphics, graphic design, cartography?
- Which areas are profitable and can be turned into a free-lance business (or small-team business)?
- How can I apply this into a traveling lifestyle? I get my biggest inspiration from traveling, so I need to make sure this lifestyle can fit this sort of work.
Will be working on the language illustration work in a bit.