I admit I don’t adhere to a marketing plan all the time. There are many weeks where I just shoot from the hip with my blog posts. Hey, it’s creative right?
While I attempt to keep the creativity flowing with my posts, it’s not the best way to work. I struggle at times with coming up with something to write.
Take this week for example, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to post about. Something in depth? Something short?
In the end, I decided to do a simple art prompt. I know, nothing extraordinary, but we all have to start somewhere.
Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Art Prompt
Mandala art is really a journey in self-expression. I find when drawing a
design, I become lost in the symmetry and the free-wheeling exercise of drawing. It’s a contradiction on paper. Drawing a mandala or any original design is a free ticket to simply be creative.
The idea behind my piece called “Stasis,” was to incorporate a little alien-ish design while holding to the repetitive circles and intricate details. The circles that go along the perimeter of the design create negative space but I think they remind the viewer of a crop circle. I feel these circles pull your eye to look all around the design.
Continue reading A Mandala Called Stasis
Creativity isn’t static. It’s constantly evolving just as we are.
Creativity is the one thing that separates us from all other living things.
It’s our purpose. Everything came from an idea. A creative spark. When I draw, I rarely add color to my designs. There is a purity to black and white. The monochrome has a power.
Regardless of how intricate a design becomes, there is simplicity. That is what I’m searching for and aim to create.
Random Thoughts by V. Vicari 2017
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Black and White Mandala
Photo by Gabriel Gurrola on Unsplash
It’s time for your creative jumpstart. This week, let’s talk music.
Visual artists, photographers, writers, we need our music. Think about how much your creativity flows when listening to good vibes.
So what do I mean by drawing your music? Simple. Grab a pencil, pen or heck even a paintbrush and let’s get to work.
Continue reading Creative Jumpstart: Draw Your Music
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I work a lot with
black and white. Whether it’s photography or drawings, I like the contrast between the dark and the light.
Color is great. Without color, life would be rather drab. But there is something about black and white images that speaks to the pure essence of an image.
Not to mention, images just look cool in black and white.
So for this creative jumpstart, I want you to focus on one aspect of colorless art:
shading. Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Get Your Shade On