w/e 2020-09-20

Hiya once more.

This week I’ve principally been listening to the album The Personal Memoirs And Confessions Of The Simply Joans launched earlier within the 12 months which is splendid Scottish indie pop goodness, similar to:

I additionally loved catching up with Giles’s first two “Unreel” reveals from West Wilts Radio on Mixcloud: #1 and #2. They’re like a pleasant good friend speaking you thru a mixtape they’ve made you of fascinating pop.


Photo of a valley full of mist with the sun rising above it
Dawn over Gray Valley (3), on Flickr

§ I actually need to discover ways to course of images higher as a result of this, from one morning this week, is high-quality however I don’t know what I could possibly be doing with it in Lightroom.


§ We’ve spent a while this week finding out stuff in the home, in preparation for extra of our stuff arriving from London in a couple of days. As beforehand talked about, earlier than we arrived this was a household vacation house for many years and had accrued a lot stuff, which was very helpful when shifting in for a trial interval however a bit troublesome now we wish to add much more of our personal stuff. For instance, and this isn’t an issue for which I count on a lot sympathy, we have now, in whole, seven beds and three bedrooms by which to place them.

So we’ve been finding out outdated toys, crockery, glassware, photos, books, and so forth. plus furnishings, and understanding what to present away, promote, throw away, or have collected. What with the precise downside of the virus, native charities are at present full and aren’t amassing furnishings, though we’ve managed to seek out new houses for a couple of issues through an area Fb (Have mercy on me, a sinner…) group. I additionally put a few beds on Gumtree, to present away, and previously 30 hours they’ve had zero views between them.

Once more, having an excessive amount of stuff isn’t an terrible downside to have however I do discover myself wishing I had much less stuff. Marie Kondo however, having much less stuff is one thing that’s simpler to attain if you happen to begin at a younger age and keep that state. Don’t purchase stuff you don’t want youngsters! I’ve discovered myself admiring Jean Paul Sartre’s apparently fairly profitable purpose of proudly owning nothing and, speaking of him…


§ …this week I completed studying Left Financial institution by Agnès Poirier, concerning the literary scene in Paris from 1940 to 1950, which was good. I knew nothing about Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, Koestler, and so forth. earlier than studying this and it was fascinating to have these many gaps stuffed in. To me they had been simply well-known names with nothing however their books’ titles behind them. Little doubt I’ve examine them earlier than, right here and there, however, with no present structured information about their lives, works, ideas and relationships, none of that info caught.

The primary few years lined by the e-book had been additional fascinating because of the occupation of Paris (and I got here throughout these options on Ask MetaFilter of non-fiction to examine that) but it surely continues from there as a high-quality instance of “scenius”, which one realises particularly when people journey and evaluate their Parisian world with these of New York or London which didn’t have the identical targeted milieu of cafés, discussions, politics, and writing, by no means thoughts the completely different attitudes of People and British intellectuals in comparison with French.

Anyway, it was fascinating and thrilling and I plan to learn extra.


§ One other 12 months, one other set of iOS and Apple Watch updates that supply nothing new that I would like and even need. Which is ok; that’s higher than issues altering only for the sake of it. In reality, altering my iPad’s lock display screen picture from Wyndham Lewis’s Workshop (c.1914-1915), which has been in place for a number of years, to Ellsworth Kelly’s Spectrum Colours Organized by Probability (1953) has finished greater than the iOS improve to make my iPad really feel new. I assume it feels 4 many years newer.

One factor I would really like is a few Watch faces that don’t show the time. My most important watch face is minimal, with time, date and the exercise rings. 99% of the time I would like nothing else. Sometimes I wish to see what the climate’s doing and one swipe to the aspect I’ve a second watch face containing climate complications:

Screenshots of the two watch faces

I solely look on the second face often and I don’t have to see the time or date there. All that area taken up with one thing I don’t want! There could possibly be two extra issues in that top-right area. Or the entire high row could possibly be a big complication, like the center row. Given the ever-growing variety of Watch faces, why do they all take up area with the time?


§ We’ve practically completed watching Strike: Deadly White which I assume is… OK? I believe at this level, having watched earlier sequence, I’m primarily watching it as a result of I like watching Tom Burke, not that this position appears notably demanding of him. I guess we’ll watch the fourth and ultimate episode but it surely appears like there’s one thing lacking from all of it.

I don’t suppose it helps that, in comparison with one thing like a Scandi-noir, that has 8-10 hours to work via a plot, Strike has 4 hours to determine two associated mysteries so it feels slightly rushed, with no time for lifeless ends.

However that’s nothing in comparison with Prodigal Son that we’re half method via, every episode of which has 40 minutes to introduce and wrap up a homicide and take care of the primary character’s childhood trauma of his father being a convicted serial killer. It’s, principally, nonsense. Generally enjoyable and quick nonsense however nonetheless. Many clichéd traces, a variety of them given to Lou Diamond Phillips’ lieutenant. On the plus aspect Michael Sheen is having a variety of enjoyable as the daddy.


§ That’s all. Eliminate some stuff.


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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!