Today we began thinking about our next assignment by reading chapters 1 & 2 from Design Companion for the Digital Artist (Against the Clock Publications). Chapter 1 focuses on ways to DEVELOP your creativity, whereas Chapter 2 focuses on how to MAINTAIN it.
The main points of each chapter are summarized in two Big 5's:
Big 5 Forces that DRIVE Creativity:
Big 5 Forces that BLOCK Creativity:
Thinking "I'm not a creative person"
After reading the chapters, two assignments were introduced:
*Inspiration File: A collection of AT LEAST 50 items that serve as fuel for your creative fire.
(Due Monday 9/24)
*Five 5x5 Creative Designs:
We will be using these to begin working within idea constraints and illustrate concepts.
The first of these will be to illustrate LIFE & DEATH. (Due Monday 9/17)
You may use the art material of your choice to execute all five designs. (Other 4 due later)
Make sure to call 763-433-4035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the assignments or need a copy of the materials.