Friday, September 03, 2010

How To Be Creative

Here's a good article about creativity which aligns pretty closely with my own feelings about making art. It's good stuff.


Tom P. said...

"The fruit ripens slowly but falls
suddenly" - ancient Indian proverb

Anonymous said...

Half of that is very good advice. The other half is harmless. Not bad.

Steve LeCouilliard said...

I relate pretty strongly to the idea that the cost of not trying is greater than the cost of failure.

I may never be successful enough to support myself entirely with my own comics, or get to work on my dream movie project or what have you, but I don't intend to live with the regret of not trying.

I also agree that you can't produce something creative if all you're trying to do is cater to a market or make money. Anything good has it's own intrinsic value which people either respond to or they don't.

I think my biggest handicap right now is that I don't have the confidence to walk into Pixar or wherever and demand a job. At some things, I know I'm good, but I still have weak areas that I need to identify and improve. The key is to do that without simply stealing someone else's bag of tricks.

Slowly but surely...