The creative spirit.... - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2005, 03:20 AM   #1
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
BonosSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,566
Local Time: 04:09 PM
The creative spirit....

So artists, writers ... (successful, struggling, hopeful, or I got the idea written in my notebook, but I can't seem to do anything with it)

Tell us about your art, your current or most recent project, or the project you are dying to work on. What's your creative process,
the problems you encounter, your style, a favorite character you've created, etc.?
__________________

__________________
BonosSaint is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 04:09 AM   #2
Refugee
 
all_i_want's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,180
Local Time: 11:09 PM
i am writing a script for a movie me and a group of friends will be shooting next year (if i can just finish the damn thing)

im not really an artist, i can see myself more as the producer of the movie, since ill be doing that too

its about some really nasty college kids, a story of love, hatred and betrayal...
__________________

__________________
all_i_want is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 05:29 AM   #3
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 07:09 AM
"I've suffered for my art. Now it's your turn"

Ah, art. I once heard a great quote and it fits perfectly with my complete lack of faith in myself. But it goes something like 'anyone can write and be an author, but it takes talent to be a writer. Anyone can paint or draw, but it takes talent to be an artist.'

Anyway, I paint and draw, or try to. A long time ago I copied a lot of things. I looked at what I liked and appropriated style from my favourite sources. It was good for a while, and it certainly allowed me to develop technical skill. It did little though, for encouraging my own ideas and imagination. I think inspiration is one of the key things many find missing. I know it's been my biggest hurdle. I'm studying Fine Arts at the moment and I honestly think it has to be one of the most useless qualifications one can have. But I'm not doing it for some lofty dream of getting discovered and one day selling it for a supplemented living. I'm doing it because art to me is therapy. It's my religion. It's my one true passion. Through my course, I'm expanding my interests too. I have compulsory modules which I need to do to pass, but among them I am discovering the joys of ceramics and handforming. I'm discovering that printmaking is not for me - etching plates have to be the most tedious and mindnumbing process man ever created. I know now how to develop film and print negatives in B&W. I can draw a spine and when drawing a figure, can now see how the muscles underneath form our shape. Useless, entirely. But there's no seperating me from any of this. It is as much a part of me, as religion or sport or music is to others. I'm rambling lol.

My next ceramics project is going to be a 3 part inter-related set of 'containers' which fit together to form a human figure. Slab-built My next painting series is going to be heavily based on religion and will probably offend anyone with such affiliations so I wont bother describing it lol. But I'm really excited about this one. I've got some assignments coming up in other things which I'm lacking ideas for, but they'll come. I've completely not answered this how you wanted, I feel
__________________
<a href=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/angelaharlem/thPaul_Roos28.jpg target=_blank>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...aul_Roos28.jpg</a>
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 05:32 AM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
 
verte76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 08:09 PM
I'm not currently working on a painting at home. I have to wait until the next payday for a trip to the art supply store (this stuff ain't cheap). At the studio, I'm working on a window piece that's going to be sort of like the "Surrealistic Window" thingie on my art site. I recently sold a painting, an adaptation of Marc Chagall's "Rain" (which just happens to be my avatar!), to some corporate big shots, Energen, the Alabama Gas Company. That opens the door to more picture sales, I should do great at the big show in July.
__________________
verte76 is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 05:55 AM   #5
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,997
Local Time: 03:09 PM
I'm jealous that you're all so creative/artistic, I've never had any artistic talent.

I like photography, once in a while I can take a decent picture. Maybe we should post some of our stuff here, that would be interesting.
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 06:38 AM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,997
Local Time: 03:09 PM
this is actually the place Bono was yesterday for the book signing, sadly I didn't get to go







the RHOF

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 06:48 AM   #7
Neon Zebra
 
beegee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: southern nevada
Posts: 10,590
Local Time: 12:09 PM
i've given up on writing, because it seems to have given up on me

(i'm suffering from a very serious case of writer's block right now)

it's so frustrating
__________________
beegee is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 06:54 AM   #8
Neon Zebra
 
beegee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: southern nevada
Posts: 10,590
Local Time: 12:09 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen
I'm jealous that you're all so creative/artistic, I've never had any artistic talent.
after seeing those pictures i'd have to disagree

nice work mrs springsteen
__________________
beegee is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 07:35 AM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
80sU2isBest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 4,970
Local Time: 03:09 PM
When i worked in the police department, I'd come home and write music for hours and hours. Now that I design web sites for a living, all my creativity is used in that way, and I don't have much left for other things.
__________________
80sU2isBest is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 07:45 AM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,997
Local Time: 03:09 PM
thanks bonosgirl, I appreciate the compliment

Most of my pictures are crap though
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 07:57 AM   #11
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 03:09 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by bonosgirl84
i've given up on writing, because it seems to have given up on me

(i'm suffering from a very serious case of writer's block right now)

it's so frustrating




I was just going to post something similar.

I've always said I wanted to be a writer in some capacity since I could remember, and even dabbled in the freelance thing back about six years ago, but a combination of having to work for a living ( ) and general lack of faith in my writing has made it difficult. I even joined a writer's circle earlier this year, which was fun for a bit, but in the past few months I've kind of dropped off from them.
__________________
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 07:58 AM   #12
Refugee
 
Muggsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: I live in colombia, with a box of watercolors and butterflies in my tummy
Posts: 2,033
Local Time: 03:09 PM
I'll try to explain myself... since I'm not good writing in english ...

Ok. I draw since I remember and I become an illustrator, now I'm drawing and painting for children books and I would like to start to write my own books too.

I learnt to draw watching tv .. the anime series and the movies of Tim Burton has influenced me a lot, but when I went to college I discovered artists like Dave Mckean, Moebius, Isidro Ferrer, Alan lee... I learned not only more techniques but different ways to interpretate and tell stories. I started to read comics and I try to apply some of their dinamics in my drawings. In photography I like to work with fiction, photography is not just a mirror of reality is also an instrument to give life to our mental inventions (thanks Fontcuberta )

I like to experiment with the traditional techniques (watercolors, acrilics, oils.... ) and I like to build little dioramas with paper and clay and take photos to them, that's how I did my last big project: a book for children based on a Jules verne's novel. Now i'm trying to promote that book in Mexico and some publishing houses here, I hope to publish my book soon.

My style is a mix of a lot of things... maybe is more easy for others than for myself to describe it, but i can say that is dark, with cold colors, a lot of texture, and big light contrasts, influenced by the stuff of Tim Burton and Melies' movies. I feel that there's a lot of things to discover and my style will evolve to new forms I guess.

Now i'm a ilustration workshop with great people and new challenges. it has been hard for me cuz we have to do books for the littlest readers 4 to 8 years old) and I use to work for older kids so I have to considerate their visual skills.
__________________
Muggsy is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 12:00 PM   #13
Blue Crack Addict
 
starsgoblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Looking for direction to perfection
Posts: 17,828
Local Time: 03:09 PM
I'd love to be a writer....I have about zero self-confidence in doing that though...

My father's had a couple books published. Albeit they were more on the scientific end...but it's still kinda intimidating....

__________________
starsgoblue is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 01:59 PM   #14
Acrobat
 
Maggie1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: a place by the sea
Posts: 343
Local Time: 04:09 PM
I have written a novel which is about 65% finished. I would like to get it published but I don't know anything about publishing. If anyone out there has any advice on publishing, please let me know.
__________________
Maggie1 is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 04:42 PM   #15
Refugee
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,415
Local Time: 08:09 PM
I'm a writer, mostly non-fiction. Writing non-fiction can be a very creative process. I love it. I'm the contributing editor to Milwaukee Yoga Magazine. I'm currently working on three articles-one on a new yoga studio in Milwaukee's Third Ward, one on a free class that is offered by Riverwest YogaShala, and an instructor profile on a local yoga teacher schooled in the Baron Baptiste method.
__________________

__________________
Golightly Grrl is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com