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I've always liked a quote by Henry Ford..."Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right."
I just ran across this by George Bernard Shaw responding to a hostile critic.
"I am in the smallest room of my house and your critique is before me. Soon it will be behind me."
"Three's so little room for error."--Elwell
Milt KahlIt’s a very difficult medium. Animation requires a pretty good draftsman because you’ve got to turn things, to be able to draw well enough to turn things at every angle. You have to understand movement, which in itself is quite a study. You have to be an actor. You have to put on a performance, to be a showman, to be able to evaluate how good the entertainment is. You have to know the best way of doing it, and have an appreciation of where it belongs in the picture. You have to be a pretty good story man. To be a really good animation, then, you have to be a jack-of-all-trades.
I don’t mean to say that I’m all these things, but I try. I got accused over the years of being a fine draftsman. Actually I don’t really draw that well. It’s just I don’t stop trying as quickly. I keep at it. I happen to have high standards and try to meet them. I have to struggle like hell to make a drawing look good.
Boom!What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. Old people did not know enough once, perchance, to fetch fresh fuel to keep the fire a-going; new people put a little dry wood under a pot, and are whirled round the globe with the speed of birds, in a way to kill old people, as the phrase is. Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost. One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living. Practically, the old have no very important advice to give the young, their own experience has been so partial, and their lives have been such miserable failures, for private reasons, as they must believe; and it may be that they have some faith left which belies that experience, and they are only less young than they were. I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors. They have told me nothing, and probably cannot tell me anything to the purpose. Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it. If I have any experience which I think valuable, I am sure to reflect that this my Mentors said nothing about.
I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.
Originally Posted by Anais NinYou have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you’re not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn’t a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.Originally Posted by Andrew BoyCompassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.Just three I really, really like.Originally Posted by Vincent van GoghIt is good to love many things, for therein lies strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done with love is well done.
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.”
-- W.C. Fields
I've always liked the ring of these two.
Originally posted by william shakespear
cry havoc and let slip the hounds of war.Originally posted by eleanor roosevelt
America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed.
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I recently fell In love with this poem called high flight:
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.-
Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941"
it gets my creative juices flowing
"I think there for I am"- René Descartes
" Dont think, feel" -Bruce Lee
" I am not my mind" -Ekheart toll
"there are 3 sides to every story yours mine and the truth" -subjective source
" The future is now" -subjective source
“Never assume, you’ll make an ass out of you and me” -The Odd Couple 1973
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." -Pablo Picasso
"It is not the critic that counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement. And at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." -President Theodore Roosevelt
Hey you! Yes, you! Crit me!
My CA.org Sketchbook 1 Last page Bashing much needed and appreciated!
My daily art blog (all the junk and personal crap that my CA sketchbook doesn't have)
Feel free to shoot me a pm anytime~
"Those who say something is impossible should not disturb the person trying"
"Be water my friend"
"Be water my friend, be shapeless, be formless, if you put water in a bottle it becomes the bottle, if you put water in a cup it becomes the cup, if you put water in a teapot it becomes the teapot, so I tell you this, be water my friend"
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"Wanting something isn't worth a damn if you're not willing to work for it"
My old psychology teacher
--Wait, whut? --
Hell, now I have Bruce Lee on the brain.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.” -Washington Irving
"Pain is weakness leaving the body!"
No idea who originally said it.
"If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you're conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate. If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist." - Joseph Sobran
I apologize for the double post, but something i learned recently is that with pain, it's best to go into it, to concentrate on it. Pain itself is the healing process; the more you resist, the longer it takes. I myself have found that focusing on it seems to numb it out somewhat.
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so"
"We must realize that we can tell which ideas are the truest by how much they are supressed." - Jay Weidner
This is in my signature, but i posted it just in case someone is reading this thread in a few years and my sig is different.
Every extreme attitude is a flight from the self ~ Eric Hoffer
At least Icarus tried!
My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
My "Smilechild" Music. Plus a medley of Commercial Music Cues and a Folksy Jingle!:
Is it weird my favorite quote is from Alice in Wonderland?
"I don't want to be among mad people" said Alice
"Oh, you can't help that" said the Cat
"We're all mad here"
Never was too into just looking up quotes. Did a senior paper on Wonderland years ago and that quote always stuck lol.
“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.”
~ Winston Churchill