Equanimity

All through my writing life, I’ve tried–and infrequently failed–to keep up a balanced perspective in the direction of my writing. Tried to learn the work I’ve produced with sufficient detachment to make judgments about what wants doing (or maybe it’s extra apt to say “make assessments”) with out getting hung up in regards to the price of the work.

So typically within the lessons I educate, I’ve to speak college students down off the judgment ledge. “This stinks.” “That is terrible.” “I hate it.” “I’m going to tear it up as a result of it’s no good.”

I do know what it’s wish to have these emotions. However after I do–and when my college students do–I remind them that their ideas are simply ideas, their emotions are simply emotions, and that they don’t essentially have any reality useful worth. That’s, simply because we are saying “This stinks” doesn’t imply that it does. And simply because we really feel “I hate it” doesn’t imply that the work in course of isn’t adequate for the stage it’s at or doesn’t have the potential to turn into a high-quality murals.

I inform my college students, “Our job is to write down the work, to complete the work to the very best of our potential. It’s a critic’s job to guage the work.”

Because of this I don’t do group critiquing in my lessons. As a result of I would like my college students to assume solely when it comes to their very own work; I don’t need them to should mull over a number of (twelve, fifteen) written judgments of how effectively different individuals assume their work in progress is coming alongside. We every have to seek out our personal explicit, and generally idiosyncratic and peculiar voice, and this takes time, time finest spent with out listening to others’ opinions which may derail us. As I inform my college students, what would a critiquing session sound like with William Faulkner sitting subsequent to Ernest Hemingway sitting subsequent to Virginia Woolf. Are you able to think about it? “Your sentences are too lengthy.” “Your sentences are too brief.” “Why are you telling the story from so many factors of view? Stick with only one!”

The issue with all that is that it’s judging a piece manner earlier than a piece is accomplished, manner earlier than the author has discovered her/his voice for the work and even realized what the work is about. Many people write actually incomplete, semi-incoherent narratives whereas we’re in course of, and we don’t determine issues out till very late within the writing course of. In my very own work, what the work seems to be like two or three months earlier than I end typically may be very totally different from the work I full. That’s as a result of it takes me that lengthy to determine how I need to inform the narrative. And as soon as I study that, I work rapidly.

I’ve seen many a author–myself included–stopped useless of their tracks when somebody presents criticism too quickly. Or in any respect. My explicit viewpoint is that we must always wrestle with our work till we’re happy that we’re completed with it for now. After we consider that there’s nothing left for us to do. Discover I don’t say we must always wrestle with the work till it’s good. Simply till we consider it’s completed for now, and dealing in the interim.

It’s essential for me to keep up a sure equanimity whereas I write to get a e book to the end line. And there are just a few behaviors I’ve adopted that assist me.

1. I don’t say “My work,” I say “The work”. “The ending of the work wants some refining: possibly I want a concluding scene.” Evaluate this with “The ending of my chapter doesn’t work: possibly I want a concluding scene.” I realized to do that a very long time in the past. I learn a beautiful meditation e book for individuals with power sickness that urged it was higher for us to say, “The arm is in a substantial amount of ache as we speak” than to say “My arm is in a substantial amount of ache as we speak” or to say “Nervousness is current as we speak” relatively than to say “I’m very anxious as we speak. The primary permits us a long way, some detachment that robotically makes us really feel higher (at the very least that’s true for me).

Equally, once we say “the work” relatively than “my work” we take a step again from our attachment to the work, permitting ourselves to evaluate what must be accomplished, not decide the work.

2. By no means decide our work’s deserves. Simply take into consideration what must be accomplished subsequent, one small step at a time. Judging will forestall us from doing the work that wants doing. Assume, as a substitute, of the work that must be accomplished: this may make us really feel extra highly effective. It can give us an motion plan. “The start of the work wants some tightening, I believe; I’ll attempt it and see what occurs” relatively than “I hate the start of my chapter; I don’t know what to do.”

3. Hold our work to ourselves till we expect it’s prepared. Don’t hand our work round and ask different individuals what we must always do, not except we’ve wrestled with it work for a really very long time and we’re actually stumped.

And a phrase about asking one other author to learn our work. . . .

We should respect the truth that the reader is giving up time to do their very own work to learn our. Years in the past, I spent a very long time studying the manuscript of a buddy’s memoir. She gave me guideline inquiries to reply as I’d requested. After I completed, I referred to as to speak to her, whereupon the author mentioned that she’d modified every thing already and that we didn’t want to speak. Hours of my time wasted. That was the final time I learn her work.

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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!