Author Archives: TheArtist

Photoshop Free Transform

After too many years of bad software help files I’ve stopped believing that there is anything helpful behind the help button. Instead I buy the book and think that is better. Photoshop is changing that. There are so many Photoshop books … Continue reading

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Power Image–Part 2

After a lot of years developing software I’ve learned that the best result seldom happen the first time. There are those times when I’m just about done with a change and something happens and I lose it all. The computer … Continue reading

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A sense of perception

A couple of weeks ago we went up to see the Apache Helicopters. I’ve always wanted to see one up close and personal. From the pictures I’ve seen of them I’ve always had a sense of complete unbridled power! It always represented … Continue reading

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A couple of things from Permission to Suck

Here’s a couple of quotes from yesterday’s  ‘Permission to Suck’  post that hit home for me: Using your instincts as a creative person means staying within yourself. Make sure that every influence you’re connected to is filtered through your unique … Continue reading

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John Paul Caponigro on TED

John Paul’s TED talk on Creativity. I’ve been waiting for this to be posted. He did a good job.  

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DRSBExercise 6

A major point Ms. Edwards tries to get across in her book ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’ is that you shouldn’t attempt to draw recognizable shapes and objects. We have in our minds a stylized idea of … Continue reading

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DRSB Exercise 3–Finally

I finally finished Exercise 3 from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I think more because I left it out on my desk so it was in the way than that I was motivated and driven. The exercise … Continue reading

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Its all about the sweat and the pain

This post from Permission to Suck expands on the spirit of my first ‘What is Beauty’ post.  The image on the wall created by a person who paid a significant cost to make it intrigues us more than the image … Continue reading

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Find it and live it

  Watching this brought back the question I’d asked JP (John Paul Caponigro) when I was in Moab in May. Standing there on a corner of a motel parking lot on the street of Moab with cars and trucks rumbling … Continue reading

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Drawing 101 – Again

In my last post I referenced an article by Trey Ratcliff on the 10 Principles of Beautiful Photography.  One of his 10 principles was to learn to draw. That really surprised me since I’ve never seen or heard a photographer … Continue reading

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