Google+ Isma's Meditation Chamber - Doodles by IAMO: June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 2015 Sketches

Here are some doodles from my sketchbook I made during this month:

Figure Drawing Sketch

Coffee Shop People Sketching

"It's what you don't see that keeps you on the edge of your seat in any kind of film - leave it to the imagination of the viewer." 

-Christopher Lee


People Sketching

Random Sketch

Another Random Sketch

Dragon Sketch

Poolside People Sketching

More Poolside People Sketching

Girl Sketch

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Jake Parker's 5 Tips for Aspiring Artists

It's always great to find talented artists like illustrator Jake Parker who actually have a calling to teach and sincerely enjoy sharing their knowledge with others. Jake recently posted a video (see below) of his visit to Singapore, where he gave a lecture and a workshop. During a TV interview he was asked what tips he would give to an aspiring artist and he listed these five things you need to do in order to be successful:

1. Have a Full Creative Bank Account.  Always fill your mind with stories, great artwork, architecture, current events, etc. All this information and inspiration you withdraw from your creative bank will be very useful when creating artwork.

2. Master Your Craft. You have to get really good at what you're doing.  So, set your goals, learn the fundamentals, experiment with different techniques, and draw every day.

3. Take On Personal Projects. Don't just draw when you are asked to. Create projects yourself and assign projects to yourself. Because a lot of creativity and freedom comes from these projects that only you can create.

4. Collaborate With Others. Find a way to collaborate with those around you and make something bigger than a project you can make yourself.

5. Share With Others. Share your process, share what you've created with others.  Whether it's online or in person, like conventions and galleries, put yourself out there and pass on what you have learned.

How about you? What would be your next step to be a successful artist?


Siempre es muy suave encontrar a artistas talentosos como el ilustrador Jake Parker que realmente tienen una vocación para enseñar y sinceramente les gusta compartir su conocimiento con los demás. Recientemente, Jake publicó un vídeo (vér arriba) de su visita a Singapur, donde dio una conferencia y un taller. Durante una entrevista le preguntaron qué consejo le daría a un aspirante a artista y enumeró estas cinco cosas que hay que hacer para tener éxito:

1. Tener una cuenta bancaria creativa llena. Siempre llena tu mente con historias, buen arte, arquitectura, acontecimientos actuales, etc. Toda esta información e inspiración que retires de tu banco creativo será muy útil al crear arte.

2. Domina tu arte. Tienes que ser muy bueno en lo que estás haciendo. Por lo tanto, pónte metas, aprende los fundamentos, experimenta con diferentes técnicas, y dibuja todos los días.

3. Realiza proyectos personales. No te limites a dibujar sólo cuando te lo piden. Crea proyectos tú mismo y asignate proyectos a ti mismo. Porque mucha de esa creatividad y libertad viene de estos proyectos que sólo tú puedes crear.

4. Colabora con los demás. Encuentra una manera de colaborar con los que te rodean para hacer algo más grande que un proyecto que puedes hacer tú mismo.

5. Comparte con los demás. Comparte tu proceso, comparte lo que has creado con los demás. Ya sea en línea o en persona, como en convenciones y galerías, sal y comparte lo que has creado y aprendido.

¿Tú qué onda? ¿Cuál sería tu siguiente paso para ser un artista exitoso?


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Imperator Furiosa and The Wives

I fucking loved 'Mad Max: Fury Road'!!! Max is not even the main character in this movie, that title goes to Imperator Furiosa. She's the woman of action. Also kicking ass, the five wives: Toast the Knowing, The Splendid Angharad, Capable, The Dag, and Cheedo the Fragile.  Thank you, George Miller, for making this incredible film!

One last thought: Whenever you're complaining about your age, just remember that a 70-year-old dude made 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and it was awesome.

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