For your reading pleasure, here is 5 Star Friday No.3.
⭐ An Inspiring Artist: Thomas Scholes
I’ve been a huge fan of Tom’s work for years. His impressionist style combined with a highly efficient, exploratory workflow make for some truly beautiful and mood filled work. Last year his #MaySketchADay challenge became a tangential catalyst for Projecting West with the amazing Craig Winslow.
You can hear more about his thought process (which is also wonderful) during his interview with Ash Thorp on the Collective Podcast.
He is also the NICEST guy.
⭐ A Helpful Resource: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
Show Your Work is fantastic guidepost for anyone curious how to share their work in a productive manner. I’ve read this book several times over, and continue to check back in with it when I want to up my sharing game.
It’s a quick read with clever infographics, perfect for keeping on your phone (I own the kindle version) ready to review at any time.
⭐ A Helpful Person On The Internet: Robogabo’s Tumblr
Not only does Gabo make wonderful art consistently, but the process for making the art is shared too. Mistakes, thought, story behind the piece. Its great to hear the thoughts from someone who has done work for studios like 343 and Oculus.
⭐ An Amazing Technology - Tilt brush
I’m not sure if you know this yet, but the cyberpunk future is HERE.
Last week I had the great pleasure of visiting my friends at The Soap Collective, who prompted me to try Tiltbrush, a VR art program.
It’s AMAZING. The best way I can explain it is the sensation of drawing in the darkness with sparklers combined with a drawing program. There are various brushes made of stars, to fire, to paint, leaves, and neon light.
Last night I heard two of the heads of Titmouse speak about tiltbrush. They've been helping the Tiltbrush team develop new tools. I can’t say what they’ve been working on, but I can say it's going to be REALLY COOL.
⭐ A Quote I Live By: "Give me six hours to cut down a tree and I'll spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln