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Moebius Gives 18 Wisdom-Filled Tips to Aspiring Artists (1996) Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, was a comic book artist who combined blinding speed with boundless imagination.

Moebius Gives 18 Wisdom-Filled Tips to Aspiring Artists (1996)

He shaped the look of Alien, Empire Strikes Back and The Fifth Element. He reimagined the Silver Surfer for Stan Lee. And he is an acknowledged influence on everyone from Japanese animating great Hayao Miyazaki to sci-fi writer William Gibson. In 1996, the Mexican newspaper La Jornada published a lecture given by Moebius called “Breve manual para historietistas” – a brief manual for cartoonists – which consists of 18 tips for aspiring artists. If your Spanish isn’t up to snuff – mine certainly isn’t – then there are a couple translations out there. For instance, Moebius’s first tip is “When you draw, you must first cleanse yourself of deep feelings, like hate, happiness, ambition, etc.”

Isaac Asimov offers advice to creatives in unearthed essay. The MIT Technology Review has published a previously lost essay by Issac Asimov, in which the legendary sci-fi author explores where ideas come from and how teams can best incubate creativity.

Isaac Asimov offers advice to creatives in unearthed essay

Called “On Creativity,” Asimov’s treatise was intended for an Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) initiative, but even though it was meant to inspire the creation of new scientific principles and applications, he notes in the introduction that the subject matter applies generally: “Presumably, the process of creativity, whatever it is, is essentially the same in all its branches and varieties…” Here are some excerpts. On the “rare quality” of creatives: “It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable. To begin with, it usually seems unreasonable. A person willing to fly in the face of reason, authority, and common sense must be a person of considerable self-assurance. On the value of isolation: The Secrets To Career Contentment: Don't Follow Your Passion.

"Follow your passion," might be the most common career guidance, but it is actually bad advice.

The Secrets To Career Contentment: Don't Follow Your Passion

The theory that following your passion leads to success first surfaced in the '70s, and in the intervening decades it’s taken on the character of indisputable fact. The catch? Most people’s passions have little connection to work or education, meaning passionate skiers, dancers, and readers run into problems. ILUSTRANDO DUDAS: LO QUE ME HUBIERA GUSTADO SABER CUANDO EMPECÉ (A SER ILUSTRADORA) ... Me estoy leyendo un libro muy interesante que se llama "15 steps to freelance illustration" Es muy concreto y muy realista y realmente te ayuda a poner los pies en la tierra y darte cuenta de todo lo que hay que tener en cuenta tanto para empezar como para sacar adelante tu estudio o tu carrera como freelance.


The Long Game: Brilliant Visual Essays on the Only Secret to Creative Success, from Leonardo da Vinci to Marie Curie. By Maria Popova Why showing up day in and day out without fail is the surest way to achieve lasting success.

The Long Game: Brilliant Visual Essays on the Only Secret to Creative Success, from Leonardo da Vinci to Marie Curie

“Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time,” a wise woman once said — a seemingly simple observation that is among the 7 most important things I’ve learned in the many years of doing what I do. This notion of doggedness is something countless admired creators have advocated — from Anthony Trollope’s advice to aspiring writers to Tchaikovsky’s admonition about work ethic — and it’s even something scientists have confirmed, in finding that “grit” is a greater predictor of success than intelligence. And yet, as a culture that worships at the altar of immediacy and instant gratification, we continue to romanticize the largely mythic notion of the overnight success, overlooking the years of struggle and failure that paved the way for some of humanity’s most admired and accomplished luminaries. 5 cosas que no puedes olvidar si quieres posicionar tu web.

Utilidades 5 cosas que no puedes olvidar si quieres posicionar tu web Me paso el día hablando de Proyectos SEO, de cómo mejorar el tráfico orgánico o de cómo hacer rentable una web.

5 cosas que no puedes olvidar si quieres posicionar tu web

Pero en muchos de los casos que nos llegan, echo a faltar lo más básico, cosas que cualquiera puede hacer, sin ser un experto en SEO. Pequeñas cosas que por algún motivo no se les da la importancia en el día a día. Sólo aplicando unas cuantas de esas ‘pequeñas cosas’ la mejora sería significativa y evitaría más tarde grandes y costosos remedios. Shutterstock · 164468375.jpg Elige bien tu dominio Piensa primero a qué publico te diriges, si es nacional o internacional. Selecciona la herramienta con la que vas a desarrollar tu web Salvo que tu proyecto sea muy específico y tengas un presupuesto alto para invertir, no desarrolles tu web a medida. Comprueba qué se indexa y qué no Todo lo que el robot ‘lee’ tiene la posibilidad de ser indexado, y todo lo que no ‘lee’, para él no existe. 11 pasos para diseñar el logo perfecto. Hace unos meses el diseñador Borja Acosta nos presentaba una recopilación con 11 pasos que sirven a modo de guía para diseñar el logo perfecto.

11 pasos para diseñar el logo perfecto

Twitter 101: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets, And Reach. Last week Buffer had the great pleasure of co-hosting a webinar with Twitter (yes, THAT Twitter!)

Twitter 101: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets, And Reach

3 Steps For Plotting Your Personal Future In An Uncertain World. In today’s accelerating world of work, it’s easy to get distracted by the million shiny objects vying for our attention.

3 Steps For Plotting Your Personal Future In An Uncertain World

All too often, we spend our time responding to the latest urgent priority, and forget who we are and what really matters to us. A sense of personal or professional mission fades, and our passion and potential goes dormant. However, forward-focused people and organizations realize that a happy, productive workplace exists only when everyone is aware of their gifts and how to best align their contribution with a larger shared purpose.


Illustrated Flowcharts to Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions. By Maria Popova Flowcharting your way to happiness, or why you should be looking for people who intimidate you.

Illustrated Flowcharts to Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions

From ever-inventive designer Stefan G. 10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent. By Maria Popova “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.” Buried in various corners of the web is a beautiful and poignant list titled Some Rules for Students and Teachers, attributed to John Cage, who passed away twenty years ago this week.

The list, however, originates from celebrated artist and educator Sister Corita Kent and was created as part of a project for a class she taught in 1967-1968. Kurt Vonnegut’s Life-Advice to His Children. By Maria Popova Educate yourself, welcome life’s messiness, read Chekhov, avoid becoming an architect at all costs. The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos. Observing individuals who lead a creative life, we can identify elements of expertise, grit, an understanding, and passion. What’s easy to overlook is the inner system within an individual—the set of principles that govern their mind and behavior. When failure ensues or the need to adapt is necessary, how does one respond?

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing. The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing. The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son. How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit. Think of your most common habits and the regular culprits come to mind—biting your nails, snacking late at night, cracking your knuckles.

Do something enough times and it becomes a behavioral pattern you do almost involuntarily. But what about creativity? Dictionary definitions can be misleading, offering the impression that creativity is something you either possess or don't. 10 hábitos de las personas altamente miserables. 10 Rules for Creative Projects from Iconic Painter Richard Diebenkorn. By Maria Popova “Do search. But in order to find other than what it searched for.” On a recent visit to the Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966 exhibition at San Francisco’s De Young fine arts museum , I was taken with a small, simple sheet of paper handed to visitors, printed on which were the artists’ ten rules for beginning a painting — a sort of manifesto that applies in various degrees and various dimensions to just about every creative or intellectual endeavor, making a fine addition to these favorite manifestos for the creative life .

Friend-of- Brain Pickings and frequent contributor Debbie Millman , who knows a thing or two about hand-lettered wisdom and typographic poetics , has kindly rendered Diebenkorn’s script here in her signature script — please enjoy: This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit.

Famous Creators on the Fear of Failure. How To Run Right. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neil Gaiman on the Secret of Genius. David Lynch on Using Meditation as an Anchor of Creativity & Integrity. Charles Bukowski Reads His “Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men,” Plus Buk on Creativity. By Maria Popova “The crowd is the gathering place of the weakest; true creation is a solitary act.” Charles Bukowski remains a poet exquisitely emblematic of the inherent contradictions of the human spirit — a man of unabashed profanity and self-conscious sensitivity , of tragic cynicism and heartening insight on the meaning of life and the spirit of writing . It is with this lens of this propensity for exaggerated existential extremism underpinned by a desire to live well that we are to consider Bukowski’s 1957 poem “Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men,” found in the anthology The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems 1946-1966 ( public library ). 13 Charming Quotes from Sir Patrick Stewart.

Whether you know him from Star Trek, X-Men, or his many theater performances, it’s hard not to love Sir Patrick Stewart. 82 sabios consejos de Gurdjieff a su hija para transitar por el camino de la Vida. 11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory. 3 Creative Lessons From The Amateurs, Rebels, And Dreamers Of Outsider Subcultures.

A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching. What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. 5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today. So it turns out that, contrary to what your SAT scores told you, we can actually get smarter day by day--depending on what we do with our days. As Annie Murphy Paul reports, intelligence isn't set in stone--it's fluid. This fluidity comes from all sorts of things: the way we think about ourselves, the expertise we develop, the people we surround ourselves with. In short, the way we live our lives shapes our minds, in some seriously mysterious ways. 1) Your mind-set makes you smarter. Carol Dweck, the Stanford psychologist, has identified two mind-sets that shape, well, our minds.

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders. Guillermo Del Toro Reveals His 5 Biggest Tips For Making A Movie. Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing. Home. How to build an app: 45 great tutorials. How to Use Mavericks' New Tools to Boost Your Battery Life. Photo: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED. Gary Panter's drawing tips. 7 inspiradoras lecciones que Maria Popova ha aprendido en 7 años de editar Brain Pickings. 10 Rules for Drawing Comics: Michael DeForge's 10 Rules.