It’s been awhile. For image makers like me D.B. Dowd’s blog on Illustration and visual culture is a must read. I’m so glad I bumped into this blog.
In art, finding your voice matters. It’s long hard work, and their are no guarantees.
This article by illustrator John Hendrix is the most important guidance I think I’ve ever had on the topic. It’s kind of like a mantra now, I refer to it whenever I can.
“The people who make the movies are scared of silence” he said, “so they want to paper and plaster it over,” he said…What really matters is the underlying emotions–that you never let go of those.
Reading the Words of Miyazaki is always inspiring and revealing. His ways of filling the screen with such lush visual variety yet giving his characters so many quiet moments are astounding. Robert Ebert comments on these moments in his review of
Spirited Away. It’s a great read.
Update: I need to add this amazing video tribute to Miazaki and his films:
Working on some wordpreress site development has kept me busy I am excited about blogging again on my favorite topics: design, developement and animation.