Based on their research, the psychologists recommended the following techniques for getting better at drawing: Focus on scaling a drawing to fit the size of the paper; anchor an object in its surroundings by showing how it sits in space; focus on the distance between elements of the object and on their relative sizes; and focus on the size and shape of “negative space,” or the empty space between parts of the object. Lastly, they recommend thinking of “lines” as what they really are — boundaries between light and dark areas.
— ~ Feanne writing for Anne Of Carversville / Rihanna Shows Us How Artists Can Empower Each Other In ‘Half Of Me’ Documentary
Just wrote an article about the “target-market female” narrative, the cult of consumerism, making history “her story”, and the importance of crafting our own identities instead of allowing others to define us. It’s been years since I wrote for Anne, and I’m happy to be back! :)
A Day In The Life Of A Target-Market Female is a powerful postmodern short story by Katie Brinksworth at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. The events are surreal, yet the tale is strangely familiar to every woman who has ever read a magazine or watched a commercial. It’s both comic and tragic as we recognize the ploys of advertising, and our own susceptibility to the lies of marketing. Read more.
Give your ideas away freely. When you light someone else’s candle, you’ll lose nothing, and there will be two lights instead of just one. (via I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and Imagination, Illustrated by Sendak | Brain Pickings)
Ignore everyone. Eschew prestige. Don’t need approval. Put in the hours. Fall in love with your work. If money weren’t an issue, what would you do?
— Kurt Vonnegut (via weepling)
— Matt Steel