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Practical Theory

Practical Theory Bringing things back into balance

Practical Theory Bringing things back into balance, the importance of vertical and lateral skills and being able to create a familiar work environment. It has been my experience, that a great deal has been written by artists about how they… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory Crossing Between The Internal and External Worlds

Practical Theory Crossing between the internal and external worlds, the journey through transitional space. One of the more common problems I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with while writing or drawing is the emotional obstacle course that tends to arise… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory You can’t go back again

Practical Theory You can’t go back again, grieving for the little death, and tristesse, understanding some of the feelings that arise whenever we finish a project. This is a strange topic to talk about, but if you’ve ever felt yourself… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory Basic Ideation, the apple and the ashtray

Practical Theory Basic ideation, the apple and the ashtray. Hmm, now there’s an exercise I haven’t thought about in years, but seeing as its one of the fundamental techniques that all artists and writers use in order to learn how… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory E.O.D.S and the limits of available information

Practical Theory Executive order decision making skills and the limits of available information, how the curse of knowledge and conceptual awareness change the way we approach the creative process. In order to be able to develop the internal and external… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory Maintaining the Creative Flow

Practical Theory Maintaining the creative flow, basic feedback mechanisms, and the importance of mechanical action, understanding art as a reciprocating system of energy. When it comes to understanding art as a reciprocating system of energy its important to understand how… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory Mental Scaffolding and Neural Architecture

Practical Theory Mental Scaffolding and Neural Architecture, a basic primer on some of the structures we can build to support our ideas. Now before I start talking about the really advanced forces that can affect the creative process that I’ve… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory Understanding the artist’s relationship to the creative process

Practical Theory Understanding the artist’s relationship to the creative process, a basic primer. One of the most difficult things about becoming an artist that I’ve found that those who are just starting out struggle with is that in terms of… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory. The underlying logic behind the creative process, a basic primer.

Practical Theory. The underlying logic behind the creative process, a basic primer. There are two things that all audiences are looking for when it comes to investing their time and energy in an artist, consistency and reliability. Now what they’re… Continue Reading →

Practical Theory. The importance of achieving the separation of self.

Practical Theory. The importance of achieving the separation of self. In order to truly be able to grow as an artist and develop our abilities in a meaningful way there are several things to be aware of in terms of… Continue Reading →

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