Dwelling in transition occasions

Dwelling within the Transition Occasions

 We aren’t dwelling within the Finish Occasions as some cultists would guarantee us, or these, together with a big variety of American politicians believe- ‘the rapture’ however neither are we dwelling in regular occasions. Ah, you say, no occasions are ‘regular’. Properly, I’m going to place ahead the case that there are transition occasions and there are occasions during which human exercise achieves a sort homeostasis, and these occasions differ considerably.

 

Folks have argued for the reason that starting of time that the previous was golden, and even silver and the current was however tarnished steel. Folks have argued that the top occasions have been upon them; they’ve additionally delighted in saying revolutions and new beginnings. So what on earth can calling the yr 2020 ono as ‘transition time’ obtain?

 

First some defining traits of a transition time. It’s a time par excellence during which the conventional human need for household, training, significant work and nutritious meals is disrupted. It’s time when immemorial belief in mysterious and invisible and benign forces is suspended and changed with worry and perplexity within the face of nature. It’s a time during which management positions are occupied by individuals of inferior calibre, by way of knowledge moderately than power, to these decrease down a gaggle or organisation.

 

However past all these signs, it’s a time of full and utter polarisation in virtually each space of endeavour. Each vote returns a 50/50 verdict. Each politician hovers across the 50% approval mark. Nothing is obvious minimize. Nothing ultimate or agreed. 

 

What causes this polarisation of perception? Complexity, or, extra instantly, a too nice reliance on left mind instruments on the expense of proper mind ones. The left mind is aware of nothing. It handles the inputs that the proper mind (in both aware or unconscious mode) offers it. Or it offers with the pressures exerted by the society and the world it lives in. It reacts. After we don’t know we oscillate between poles. We stay undecided. Or we smother indecision and plump for one thing that has emotional, nostalgic or nominally ‘rational’ enchantment. And as with every coin toss, over time it randomises out as a 50-50 end result. These cultures which are much less conventional, extra ‘open’, extra litigious, extra in thrall to techno-solutions and the wonders of science and on the similar time much less authoritarian are these which are probably the most polarised. The explanation the subsequent stage after the transition occasions is authoritarian authorities – count on that the world over within the subsequent fifty to 100 years – is that the ONLY left mind answer to polarisation is an authoritarian response. These in authority will then focus solely on staying in energy and can subsequently sponsor any social effort which aids this. Look to the margin for a way the centre will change- the brand new fashions are China, Brazil, India, Turkey, Egypt- robust authoritarian cultures which will or might not utilise conservative faith. Authoritarian consumerism is their most well-liked philosophy moderately than authoritarian terror or war- however they won’t shrink back from utilizing excessive measures to place down any type or resistance. That is what we are going to all be dwelling by ultimately.

 

This has to do with the preliminary democratising impact of the left brain- which resulted within the rising democracy of the west- as much as the purpose the place ALL conventional buildings are swept away. Conventional buildings take account of left and proper mind co-operation. They’re inevitably much less ‘environment friendly’ within the apparent quick time period than a non-traditional left mind answer. In order that they get swept away. It occurred first in america as there was much less conventional construction (imported from the outdated nation, simply undermined by techno-progress) in place. However it’s occurring to a better or lesser extent in every single place.

 

So the mechanism is: rising left mind dominance which results in nice questioning of custom which works previous the purpose of logic to a kind of demented obsession (within the questioning of gender and different socio-biological norms and naturally the acute opposition to those completely different life) to finish polarisation in each space to authoritarian upsurge. As soon as this new authoritarianism takes maintain it can search to regulate all areas of the mass media. The web will grow to be a nationwide challenge once more. These in authority is not going to be particularly benign however neither will they be inherently paranoid about their very own individuals. Facial recognition software program, implanted chips for greater stage staff, steady monitoring of dialog for key phrase ‘violations’ will result in an environment friendly authoritarian management with out the necessity of a bloated secret police. Certainly monitoring and management will probably be seen as integral to any challenge, inbuilt, not an additional. There will probably be no want for a military of informants as occurred in Stasi-Germany, we are going to inform on ourselves by our inspired use of technological objects- each transaction, automotive journey, cellphone dialog will probably be monitored.

 

However since authoritarianism breeds corruption- it has to- the seeds of the authoritarian’s downfall are already being sown simply as she or he establishes their all-powerful rule. This results in a hybrid type which can unfold over a lot of the planet- gangster rule- rule of the robust and rich who use corrupt means to keep up energy. Gangster rule wants cash to purchase affect. With out wealth it loses out to ideological forces- fundamentalist non secular forces often. These forces wage conflict which impoverishes everybody after which a brand new authoritarian takes over. Democracy as we all know it’s a perform of left mind automated questioning of all the pieces, a curious stability between information velocity and nation measurement, mixed with wealth generated by faith backed industriousness. That is now a factor of the previous. Now we have drained off the ‘saved capital’ of all the good religions. They now serve solely to encourage fundamentalist obsession.

 

As soon as individuals begin predicting the top of democracy it begins to occur.

 

There will probably be protest, there will probably be an excellent nice silent majority who resent such management and search to outmanoeuvre it by refusing to make use of know-how. Over time this refusal to interact with the technique of surveillance will end in non-obligatory implantation of bio-chips within the populace. Would this ever grow to be a authorized requirement of citizenship? I think solely in a only a few locations. Those that object will transfer to international locations which are extra chaotic and subsequently extra conventional and fewer beholden to know-how and legislation enforcement. There will probably be a migration of ‘high quality’ (ie. individuals with the next fact intuition) individuals to the margins, a regeneration, and possibly, over time, the institution of clever rule.

 

Maybe in 200 years time.

 

However proper now we live within the transition occasions. We’re heading in the direction of even better ranges of polarisation. International locations will break up, authoritarians will take over. A really unfavourable, pessimistic and superficial message will probably be beamed out over everybody all through all mainstream media and academic shops. Certainly only a few organisations will probably be immune from these unfavourable tendencies. Psychological sickness and suicide will sky rocket because of individuals trusting the mainstream after which being defrauded by it.

 

The important thing solution to survive and certainly thrive within the transition occasions is knowing that the mainstream does NOT have your finest pursuits at coronary heart. IT is intent on dominating all areas and surviving as an entity. YOU will probably be fodder for that. Your youngsters will probably be fodder for that.

 

Alternatively for those who drop out solely you run the chance of changing into so remoted you can’t perform as a human being. You have to to be on the planet however not of the world.

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立中式速繪 動態姿勢繪圖技巧 ポーズが描ければ 動きも描ける たてなか流クイックスケッチ


作者: 立中順平  
出版社:楓書坊 |譯者: 游若琪
出版日期:2020/09/30
ISBN:9789863776314
規格:平裝 / 217頁 / 19 x 25.7 x 1.08 cm / 普通級 / 部份全彩 / 初版
定價:420元|優惠價:79折332元
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●本書特色
  ◎從心態及觀念養成開始,1-5分鐘,新手也能立馬上手的「立中式速繪教學」。
  ◎58部插圖教學影片免費下載,新手可一步步反覆學習,書末更附有作品集供創作者參考。
  ◎3大章節、逾200張速繪圖,講解觀察人物技巧、速繪重點及提升風格的小撇步。
速繪人物的基礎三堂課:
  ➊ 建立正確的心態
  不要想畫「正確」,而是要「輕鬆地多畫一些」,
  所謂的觀察力,只是「知識」和「經驗」的累積,
  熟悉自然就會,真的畫不出來的時候,只觀察也行。
  因為#魅力十足的圖,和技巧或常識毫無關係。#
  藉由觀察獲得的經驗和記憶,會轉換成「現實感」並活在作品中。
  不斷畫速繪,就能培養出短時間內掌握特徵的能力。
 
  ➋ 練習簡單畫全身的速繪技巧▁▁火柴人練習
  ⑴ 將全身分成15個部位,
  用2D畫全身,
  「頭 部、胸部、骨盤」是橢圓形。
  「上臂、下臂、大腿、小腿、手、腳」是線條。
  用D字形畫胸廓、軀幹和髖部,塑造印象,
  部位和部位之間留下空白,
  就能輕鬆畫出姿勢。
 
  ⑵ 注意基本結構,不要注意輪廓和細節
  看全身:那個人在做什麼?你有什麼感覺?
  看部位:位置和傾斜度?有什麼功用?
  簡單大膽地畫,鎖定在動作和使用身體的方式。
 
  ⑶ 立體化
  畫出火柴人的2D表現方式,稱作Shape,
  接下來要把平面添加立體的資訊,
  讓Shape有厚度(深度),
  只要畫出縱向的中心線,以及表示膨度的橫向曲線,
  就能變成有厚度和方向性的立體物。
 
  ⑷ 創造不對稱平衡
  全身的節奏和動線是一種流線感。
  盡量避免線條左右對稱,
  大原則是:弧線的對面必然是直線。
 
  ➌掌握印象,最後的風格和情緒添加
  這個人正在做¬「什麼」(動作)?他有「什麼樣」的感受(感情)?
  動作和感情,就是本書所說的動態。
  習慣用少量線條畫全身的思考方式後,就加入動線(flow)的觀點吧!
  不同的曲線會流暢地引導視線。
  彎度深的曲線會用慢節奏,彎度淺的曲線會用快節奏來引導視線。
  將線條加上粗細,就會產生強弱,成為更有趣味性的圖。
 
  本書從心態建立到步驟教學,
  不到20秒就能完成一幅速繪,
  附上58張速繪插圖影片,
  從空白至完稿,一筆一畫的繪畫過程全呈現,
  供學習者一遍一遍觀看臨摹,
  零基礎也沒問題。
 
  每次畫的速繪都是僅有一次的體驗,
  是當下你所能畫出的線條所構成的,
  請輕鬆享受速繪的樂趣吧!
 
◆作者簡介    
立中順平    
  日本岡山縣人。
  1993年開始在Disney Animation Japan擔任動畫師。
  後來進入Answer Studio,目前是自由工作者。
 
  曾參與《跳跳虎歷險記》(Disney)、《棒球大聯盟》(電視版)、《鑽石王牌》、《YURI !!!on ICE》、《佐賀偶像是傳奇》等作品。
 
  目前以動作作畫導演的身分參與各個作品的製作,是負責運動動畫動作表現的資深動畫師。
▼黑介紹
由曾經在華特迪士尼動畫工作室與日本動畫公司Answer Studio的日本資深動畫師立中順平撰寫的速繪教學書
教學主張「不要只在意正確,而是要畫出具有魅力的人物。」
在正確的觀念下,不斷的練習速繪,來培養出掌握特徵的能力。
本書分3個章節
第一章節:速繪繪畫 P1-73.
1-1:速繪的觀念介紹
1-2:速繪人物的重點
1-3:掌握印象
第二章節:繪畫技巧P75-145.
2-1:速繪的各種技巧
2-2:身體局部與衣服
2-3:邁向下一步,動態的掌握
第三章節:速繪作品集P151-218.
收錄立中老師3年來的速繪作品。
▼黑書評
多數速寫教學書都很吃繪畫基礎,在沒有人物基礎的前提下會很難入門。
本書教學另闢蹊徑在以沒有基礎的前提下,講解如何學習速繪
內文資訊量雖然大,但搭配簡化好上手的範例
對新手來說比較好入門,實際操作也不會太挫折
推薦給想讓人物動態更有魅力的學習者們~
這本很不錯用~~~

Design College students’ Summer season Break

With summer break fast approaching, graphic design students like me are trying to figure out productive ways to spend their time. Work for money? Work for experience? Summer classes?

I’ve spent the past few months doing everything I can to
find an internship this summer. Finding a company that isn’t an MLM and will
actually pay good money for your design work is tough. Luckily, graphic design
is a field that’s in demand, so there are a lot of good options out there.

The other option for getting design experience during the summer
break is freelance work, but that comes with its own slew of issues. There’s
nothing worse than beginning to work with a client and getting excited for a
project just for them to look at you with a face like the Surprised Pikachu Meme
when you start to discuss cost.

With two weeks left in the semester, here’s hoping we figure
something out soon!