Time for 5 Star Friday No.6!
⭐ An Inspiring Artist: Mau Lencinas - Xmau
I find Xmau’s use of graphic shapes, urban subject matter and visual style totally rad.
⭐ A Project I’m Enjoying: Space Dandy (Video may not be SFW)
The opposite of what it looks like, Space Dandy is a cleverly disguised commentary written by Dai Sato on all of the tropes that many many anime less than savory. Unfiltered ridiculousness and creativity, there are more also callouts to other media than I have ever witnessed. This show is a masterpiece.
⭐ A Book I’m enjoying: The Universal Principles of Design
To a self taught artists this book is GOLD. When learning a new field, the technical terms both the most important and most elusive. This book is like a giant keyring to the kingdom of design. 125 terms + explanation + links to related terms. GOLD.
⭐ A Helpful App: 5 Minute Journal
Gratitude goes a long way. The 5 Minute Journal is a fantastic resource for cultivating a more optimistic and positive mindset through reflecting on what is great in your life. I’ve been using this method for two years and can honestly say I’ve seen a difference. You can get The 5 Minute Journal is both print and app form.
⭐ A Quote I’m enjoying: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin